Monday, June 24, 2013

What Champions Are Made Of

This morning I had one of those experiences that would only happen on a Monday morning, when you husband was already gone. I was getting ready for work, minding my own business and a HUGE spider crawled from behind my makeup bag! Actually I am not sure if it was behind or in it.... either way it was terrifying. I mean look at the thing!

Okay, fine maybe I googled this picture (which I do NOT recommend..... I may have nightmares.) Moving on. Since Austin had already left for school I couldn't ask him to dispose of it for me. I had a decision to make:

1) Run away and let the fear of this monstrous creature haunt me for the rest of my days or.....

2) Face my fear and kill it.

I knew if I did not kill it that it would be long gone when I came home. At that point it could be anywhere. In my bed, in my shoes, in my clothes, on the ceiling right above my head.... the possibilities were endless. And also terrifying. Keep in mind that once I found a spider in my room and I chose NOT to kill it. When I came back it was gone. I opened my covers that night and found it IN MY BED. No joke. I slept in my sister's room for a week.

With that said, I knew what I had to do.

I proceeded to walk to the bathroom and unroll at least half of the roll of toilet paper. I opened the seat for quick and immediate disposal. I walked back to my room and located it. Luckily, it had not moved from it's original position. Stupid spider. So I took a deep breath and........ SQUISHED THE BEAST

or so I thought.
I lifted up the wad of toilet paper only to see nothing. The spider was gone. Vanished. WHERE IN THE HECK DID IT GO?? Oh, don't worry. The next thing you know it is crawling out from the middle of the toilet paper wad, UNHARMED. I freaked. And by freaked, I mean threw the toilet paper wad and ran away squealing. Literally squealing like a 5 year old girl. Not my finest moment, I must admit.
So now I was back to square one and the spider was who knows where. My heart was racing. Tragedy had struck. It was loose in my room and it was going to eat me. I was running out of time because I had to leave for work. I was frantically searching the contaminated corner of the room for the monster. I finally found it sneakily hiding in the dark corner. This time I grabbed a shoe (Austin's of course. Love you honey!) I'm no dummy... Obviously the TP wasn't doing the job.
I SLAMMED the shoe down on the carpet and twisted it a few times to make sure it was dead. I lifted the shoe and to my amazement I had killed it! There may have been a leg left on the carpet. I was too grossed out to do anything about that though. I ran to the bathroom with the spider as far away from my body as humanely possible and flushed that baby!
At this point, adrenaline was pumping and I was pretty proud of myself. I did that. I killed that thing! *Insert chest pound here* BAM. I grabbed my lunch and walked out the door with my head held high, feeling like a champion.
How's that for a Monday morning?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

365 Days Ago....

We got married! I can't believe it has already been a year.... 

People say the first year is the hardest. If this was the hardest year of our marriage I feel great about that! Yes, he hates the hair in the shower and still doesn't understand why I change my outfit 8 times in the mornings. But he puts up with me and I love him for that. I'm so blessed to have an amazing man by my side for the rest of forever. Sure, we've had our ups and downs (mostly ups) and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am so excited for all the many years to come. Love you honey!

Monday, June 10, 2013


Change can be hard. Change can also be really exciting. In the context of hair, change is scary. See previous post. With that said, I got bangs! And we are not talking about any of that wimpy side swoop stuff. We are talking full on Taylor Swift, Zoey Deschanel, FRONT bangs.

Judge me if you will- but it was a nerve-racking decision! I have a real job and need to look all professional, so I had to take that into account. Also, I still wanted my husband to like me so his approval was necessary. I most definitely didn't want to look like a toddler again (you know you had those bangs when you were 5). All very valid concerns if you ask me. This was the result!

Yes, these are seflies........ in the bathroom.

At times I get anxiety because I know it will take about 10 years for these babies to grow out. For now- I love them!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WOW Wednesday: Pride

Story time: The other day Aust and I got in a little scuffle. What about? No idea. I'm sure I did something inconsiderate and took it out on him. I continued to be inconsiderate and told Austin that he was being prideful. The most perfect thing I could have said at the time?  Um no. Good one, Callie.

You know you need to shape up when you come across Pinterest quotes that call you to repentance.