Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why Not Us? Why Not Now?

Our high school boys' basketball team recently got new t-shirts that read: Why Not Us? Why Not Now? Today after having lunch with the high schoolers that are part of my board and some high schoolers that just wanted free pizza - I made them answer questions first - I thought the same thing: why not us? Why does everyone in this community have the mind set that, our two neighboring communities, both 25ish miles away, have movie theaters so we don't need one.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's Talk About Sports

I've only been out of high school for 4.5 years but I don't ever remember my days or our entire community being controlled by high school athletics. Never do I schedule any meeting without consulting the school calendar first. I do believe that it is important, especially in a rural community for the community to stand behind and support our youth, but the fact that the only obvious way the community supports our youth is through sports is disappointing.

Happy Birthday Babe!

Happy birthday to the most amazing man I've ever known! Today is Levi's 26th birthday...yeah he's old balls, but I'll keep him. I'm so so thankful he is in my life and part of this world. He gives me strength and we're a perfect team. I'm excited to celebrate many more birthdays with him. Our plans for today are to watch his niece play basketball and then go eat at Charlie's, the local Mexican restaurant! The real celebration with cake and all will be this weekend when his sister comes to town! It will be the first time in quite a few years that she's been able to help him celebrate!

So here's to Levi, the love of my life...happy birthday babe! I love you forever and always!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally Friday

My ever so handsome boyfriend has been out of town since Monday for work and I have missed him dearly. Props to long distance folk because this is hard and it was just for a week. Luckily I have had a super busy week at work and with meetings for the ninety million other organizations I'm involved in so keep my mind off of missing him. Okay, ninety million is a far stretch but for such a small town, I think I'm involved with four clubs plus I sing at church plus everyone invites me to their meetings to see if I will write grants for them. I'm such a softie so I of course want to help but then realize where the heck will I find the time and energy to do all this. Sometimes I realize there is a fine line between my job and my fun/social life. For instance, one the of the clubs I absolutely wanted to be a part of was the Arts Alliance. I love art of all sorts and knew that they did a community play, which I REALLY wanted to be part of. Notice I say wanted, because now that they are doing the play (fun) the weekend of a regional tourism event that I'm our local coordinator for (work). So I treated the last Arts Alliance meeting as working late because I had to get them to get specific plans for the event. Which worked against me and now I don't get to act.

Anyway, I'm so excited for this day to be over because Levi will be back home! We're going to be going out of town Saturday night for his work branch's holiday party! Sunday is also our 6 month anniversary and I'm really excited for the little gift I've been working on. And then I have a three day weekend yay (though once again I'll be teetering on the fine line between work and social organization with a meeting and also writing newspaper articles for three different projects)!  But I can do that in my pajamas if I so choose.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Anything you've been impatiently waiting for today to get here for?