Friday, April 14, 2017

Fun Filled Day

Alright everyone,

First things first I must apologize...I forgot to post yesterday. Even more unfortunately for you, I am not going to go over my adventures of yesterday. I know it's unfair, but if I go over everything that happened today AND yesterday, the post will be very long're are just going to have to trust that I had a fantastic day yesterday. 

Now onto the main Today was a jam packed fun filled day. It started with sleeping in. This week I had been getting up at 5 in order to get Cydney to work (because she wanted to leave me the car while she was at work). Because today is a holiday, she did not have to go to work so we both got to sleep in. We were not scheduled to get up until 9 however because I normally wake up early to get to work, I slept until 7:30. Not complaining because...I had the best sleep in a long time. I even convinced myself to go back to sleep for any hour!! When we finally got up, we headed to the tennis courts. The first courts we went to, you'll never believe it...they did not have nets -_- so we drove to a park and luckily they had nets...well miniature chain linked fences to separate the two sides but it worked for us. When we realized how rusty I was, we went to the boards and played more racket ball style tennis. It was a great way to start the morning.

After tennis, we headed to village garden, a local restaurant here in Danville, for breakfast. It was FANTASTIC!! The pancakes were fluffy the omelettes were huge and they had my favorite kind of hot sauce. Safe to say, I enjoyed it. When we finished breakfast, we headed back to the house to prepare for Cydney's job interview, she kilt it by the way..,that's right KILT it then we headed to Champaign for the real fun.

For those of you who have never done an escape need to do one. Not only is it fun but it is excellent for team building/communication exercises. I highly recommend it. We ended up escaping our room with three minutes to spare. It was great, frustrating at times, but great none the less. Of course afteward we went to the mall (of course, I bought clothes) and then to get late lunch/early dinner which I like to refer to sometimes as Linner or Dunch, yes, you read that correctly. It was very, VERY good. Thai food, love it!

To end our night we headed to a paint party. It was...interesting to say the least. The painting hat was chosen for the night proved to be challenging at times however everyone ended up with beautiful paintings to take home. It was a great end to a fun filled action packed day and I could be more happy with how it went.

Sadly, this is my last full day before my blissful break comes to an end. However it will not end in vain. I got to spend to time with a great friend and her wonderful family, I got to relax and rejuvenate, and I got my laugh back...yes, I believe I forgot how to laugh (like REALLY laugh) because I was not stopping to smell the roses and this week has really reminded me to do that.

Until tomorrow beautiful people,
You know who I am, if you don't know you better ask somebody...jk I'll tell you,
It's Toni
Two Fingers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

All the Pretty Colors

What's up everybody!!

If you are waiting for a, "I am ready for this trip to be done," or a "#I'mbored," then you might want to skip over this post because I am still having the time of my life. 

You know that saying, "you have to stop and smell the roses,"? Or...however it goes get the gist. Well I have done just that and they are GORGEOUS!!! 

For those of you who have never heard the phrase or have heard it but don't quite fully understand it, let me break it down to you like this: basically it is saying that you have to take a time out for a brief moment and take in all the seemingly small irrelevant things that surround you everyday that you may not notice or take for granted before they are gone. This week has been the perfect time for me to do just that...I LITERLLY smelt some roses...or flowers...they all have pollen okay they were just pretty so I smelled despite my allergies. I realized that this is the first spring break in two years that I actually stopped to take time and enjoy. The last two years, I worked through the breaks (at my second job) so I really did not have time to "stop and smell the roses." This year, I do not have a second job...yet..and I took the time to enjoy the little things (hence my visit to Illinois). Since I have been here, I have gotten much needed rest, and quality time with my ride or die best friend. I always knew that I missed her, but I never knew just how much. I have friends everywhere I have lived...I'm just so popular 😜 jk...maybe... But Cydney is that one friend that keeps me going through everything even from a distance and her company alone has really lifted my spirits and then the spirits moved me to take a step back and know just let everything go for a change and just live life. I am sad that it is Wednesday meaning I only have three more days here. But do not fret (Yes, I just started a sentence with'll be fine), I am going to enjoy the rest of my time. For it will be filled with rediculous stories, laughs, giggles, chuckles, side looks and more!!

Until next time,
You know who I am

P.S. Never go shopping on an empty end up buying things you didn't even know you liked (but a lot of you already knew that)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

True Friendship

Alright everyone!, it is day two of my spring break and I just have to say...WOW, what a relaxing day! Not only did I get to wake up early and then go back to sleep, but I also did not have to worry about what to wear, who would see me, what to do..all those crazy thoughts you have the night before and the morning before you go to was truly wonderful. What made today an awesome day was not the freedom to pretty much do whatever I wanted, but it was taking a step back and relishing in my true friendships.

I have a lot of AMAZING friends, I don't want anyone walking away after reading this post thinking, "man, what does she think I am?" But I just want to point out what makes Cydney, "that friend" and again I have a lot of "those friends," but I have to brag on my bestie. 

I got up this morning at 5am, 6am for you North Carolina folks to take Cydney to work because she is that friend that didn't want me to be stuck in the house all day stranded. I drove her to work because she insisted that I take her car so that if I want while she is at work I can go explore the town. While Cydney  was at work, I folded her laundry (yes I did that), walked her dogs (well two out of three...kinda), and visited her mom at work. Yes, Cydney is that friend that did not take off work when her friend comes to visit because she knows that we are the type of friends that, though I miss her dearly when she is gone, she does not have to shower me with her attention 24/7...that is not what makes us those type of friends. We know that we have individual lives away from each other and we would not dream of asking the other to take time away just to make us feel appreciated as a friend. You may be thinking, "so she went to work and must have had a Vegas type of night planned for when she got home." If you are thinking that, you are wrong, we've done Vegas, the real Vegas, it was FANTASTIC, btw. However we did have a blast. After I picked her up from work, we went to the store, pealed potatoes, attempted to watch several movies and failed (yes failed), cooked dinner, then went to get ice cream/frozen yogurt; of course we also had some hilarious conversation and banter along the way as well. It was the most fun I have a long time. I have fun with all of my friends but this day was just the kind of day that only your true friends "those friends" can give you.

Though the day was truly blissful, I must admit I have been saddened. 1. tonight there is supposed to be a pink moon and it is too cloudy for me to see it 😞 and 2. Two days of my seven day break from work is almost over!!! I am not ready to go back to work yet but I am glad I am filling my time with much needed bft (best friend time). This is one of the best Spring breaks ever!!!

Until tomorrow,

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ride or Die

Hello everyone!! 

It's been about three years since my last post...SURPRISE!!! Here's another one for you! I know some of you are probably wondering, "where's she been? What's she been up to? What is she going to write about next?...." Or you're thinking, "Really, this again?" Either way if you have started reading just now, you might as well just keep on because this week is Spring break and I am turnin up in Illinois with my ride or die best friend Cydney Boyd!!! Again some of you are probably lost thinking something like, "why is that a surprise? Doesn't she live in Illinois? Who is Cydney?" Fear not...your questions will be answered in due time. For now though, I will list some answers to some questions that I think you may be thinking...if you get confused as to why I do not have the questions included, then you did not have a question to begin with 😜. Stay tuned! I will do my very best to post every night before I go to bed ( the end of the trip when I remember that I didn't post anything about my trip). Jk, I will really try. 

Until next post,

Here are some answers to questions you may have:
1. I live somewhere in North Carolina now
2. I am a middle school Spanish teacher
3. I still have irrational fears about being in water
4. I am single 😉
5. I have not traveled anywhere since Spain
6. I still talk to some people from college (hence visiting Cydney)
7. No I do not drive the Chrysler or BMW anymore
8. No I still do not know how to drive a stick shift
9. I am still "dramatic"
10. I am a ballroom dancer (on the side)

Hope that answers some of your questions. If you have anything else that you are just dying to know, and you made it this far into the post, feel free to ask any other questions in the comments.