Monday, May 7, 2012

Graduation and a Birthday!

My sister, Amanda, graduated from College!! Can you believe it—College!! I am so proud of her! She is amazing! She didn’t let anything stand in her way; she graduated and did so with very good grades! She got an award for graduating with a 3.5-3.75 GPA!! She did all this being a young mother and wife. She never let that be something that held her back, instead she used it as motivation. We were not raised as children who would go to college; the importance of education was not really stressed to us. Statics show that we would grow up as young mothers with addiction issues who lived on government assistance. Instead we are College graduates who will own homes, pay taxes and be useful citizens. Our future is just as bright as everyone elses because we fought for it! We wouldn’t accept what life gave us and fought for something better! I am so overjoyed that my sister chose to follow me in my path to rise above our raisings! The way you are raised or the things that happened in your childhood are not excuses for your laziness. Anyone can have a wonderful future—some just have to work harder than others to get it!

Ok—stepping off my soap box now—

This past week was also my birthday and what does a thrifty girl like to do on her birthday you ask—go to second hand clothing stores in the big city when they have their sale of course! I have been wondering how I would look in skirts recently—pinning some outfits on pinterest is always the first step right? Since I love dresses so much I thought why not a skirt with a cute shirt and a cardigan. So, just like I did when I first got into Tea Dresses, I bought some at the second hand clothing store! This time I also ventured out of my usual color scheme and went with some yellows and red—gasp! A long time ago, when I was little, someone said blondes should not wear yellow or red so I have always stayed away from these colors. But how I do love mustard yellow—my kitchen is this color and lots of accents in my home are this color. So, I decided I was going to wear it! I got two yellow shirts—one in light yellow and one in mustard to go with a few skirts. I also bought a red and white tea dress! So Cute! I am so in love with flowing skirts now! I also got a new camera, after fighting with it at my sisters graduation and pictures not turning out as good as they should, I decided I need one. So, Duste bought me one—at the pawn store of course! After I did some research on what the prices are new we decided to turn others misfortune into our good fortune. I got a new to me PINK Kodak Camera!  It takes awesome pictures and has a faster shutter speed so we can keep up with Keaton! I also got a massage—it had been 5 months since my last one and OMG was it good!! It felt so good to leave there with absolutely no pain or tightness, it had been too long!  I have had a great 29th birthday!

UPDATE~Today we received very good news on Duste’s job! It is looking like I will be out of work by the end of this year!! 2013 is going to be awesome—that is if the world doesn’t end on 12/20/12!! Ha!

Have a Wonderful May!!
Duste and I

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