Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cassette From My Ex

There's a cool blog called Cassette from my Ex that I just discovered via Design Crush (which blog I am addicted to). Anyway, you can tell them about a good mix tape that an ex made for you, so I did. You can read about mine here Click I'm #20

Kristina Dawn Bowman

I hung out with my best friend in the whole entire world last night and I am feeling very sad this morning because she is going home and I don't know when I will see her again. I really want to take a trip to Alabama and visit her in her new "element" and check out her new friend, Nicole, whose praises she has been singing ever since they met.
Anyway, our evening together was magical. We drank Hefeweizen at Coyote Joe's and talked about many things - her latest adventure (a George Michael concert), Cosmic Moments, the good old days, our evil nemesis, marriage and children, keeping our identities as individuals in spite of our pervasive roles as wife and mother, poetry, list-making, Made in the South Ass Toys, and so much more.
PLUS Kristi sang along with her George Michael CD in my car. This is the first time in years and years that I have had the privilege of listening to Kristi Bowman sing along in my car - one of the things that made me first fall in love with her back in the day.
Kristi brought with her a card she made me and inside was a wonderful list. I will share it with all because it is so lovely:

Isn't she flippin' amazing? Yeah, I love her. I miss her already and she hasn't even left town yet. But she has so many friends and so little time and I live all the way out in BFE far from "the scene". In fact, I discovered that she and her friend Aly refer to myself and a few of the other Mommy-type friends who don't party anymore as "The Squares", so you see why I have little hope of seeing her again on this trip. I don't mind being a Square at all though, because I know she loves me so much. Her eyes brimmed with tears more than once last night thinking of how deep our friendship goes.

I Love You Very Much, Kristi!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Meme About Moi

    1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
  1. In 1998 I was still living in Santa Fe, NM – "self-destructive" and "self-degrading" are two words that describe my lifestyle. Having been dumped by one boyfriend, I was wasting time with another boyfriend who I hated, wishing for an escape, actively trying to obliterate the pain in my soul with drugs and alcohol and meaningless sex. In the final month of 1998 I called my parents in desperation and was brought back to Prescott by my loving little brother. It was the beginning of my quest for God. Little did I know that he had already been pursuing me my whole life and when I turned to look for him he would be RIGHT THERE with his arms open wide.
    2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
  1. Chauffer my husband around
  2. Do a craft project with my kids
  3. Laundry
  4. Finish lesson 2 of the Introduction to Theology Course I’m enrolled in
  5. Make delicious goat cheese-stuffed chicken breasts for dinner
  6. 3. Snacks I enjoy:
  7. Oatmeal raisin Slimfast bars
  8. Lay’s Kettle Chips
  9. Pretzels and dried fruit (together- this combo reminds me of my first pregnancy. My doula always had pretzels and dried fruit for me when I visited – and mint water)
  10. Metro Mint bottled water
    4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
  1. Fully support a missionary and/or help out a family in need (like we have been helped lately)
  2. Return as a missionary family to Israel
  3. Travel the world
  4. Build a house designed by my Mr. Visionary husband
  5. Get my brother and his wife down here for his 10 year reunion
    5. Places I have lived:
  1. Santa Rosa, CA
  2. Houston, MO
  3. Gainesville, MO
  4. Prescott, AZ
  5. Santa Fe, NM
  6. Jerusalem, Israel
    6. Jobs I have had:
  1. Little Caesars’ Pizza
  2. El Charro Café
  3. Greens N Things
  4. Carmen’s Pizza
  5. Coyote Café
  6. Fortune Cookie
  7. Kinko’s
  8. 7. Bloggers I am tagging who you will enjoy getting to know better: I don’t have any online relationships with bloggers, really. I would tag some of the ones I like to read, but they don’t read mine, so what’s the use? If anyone does read mine, please consider yourself tagged, and while you’re at it, leave me a comment so I know someone is reading me. (: LOL