It's that time again. Time for Midweek Confessions. I'm not sure if emyselfandi is having a midweek confessions this week, but if so I'll link up (and you should too!)
*I don't really know my cousins very well. When I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma we would visit my grandma and poppo's house every Sunday. Often our cousins would be there and we would play. Cousins would visit from out of state and we would be best friends in an instant. I haven't seen my cousins in years. From what I know from facebook and updates from my parents I have some amazing cousins. No offense to the boys, but the women in my extended family are some of the most incredible people ever. I really want to reconnect with these awesome people.
*I'm a princess (but that's not my confession). In spite of being a princess I really love karate lately. I started doing karate a little over a year ago and then took a break when things in my marriage started going downhill. I was out for about 5 months and Riley and I joined back up a few weeks ago. Getting back in the dojo has been awesome for me. I get a great workout and I get the opportunity to get out some aggression. It's also one of the first activities outside of church and friends that I've done out from Terry's shadow. It's nice to go in there and just be Ali. It's nice to not look over every 5 seconds to see what Terry's doing or if he wants to work together or if he has an opinion on the technique I'm working on. I get to focus on myself for that 45 minutes. I've also found that I'm pretty good at it. I don't know how long I will pursue martial arts, but for now it's awesome.
*All right, time for an embarrassing one. I really like teen dramas. When I was a teenager there were TV shows like Party of Five, Dawson's Creek, and My So-Called Life. Shows in which teenagers came of age and discovered boys, drinking, and a whole mess of other issues that teenagers are faced with. I wasn't allowed to watch these shows. Now that I am a grown-up I have discovered that I really like teen dramas. Currently I can't stop watching 90210 (the new version, not the one from the 90s), Make it or Break it and Switched at Birth. I blame Netflix. If it weren't for Netflix I wouldn't even know these shows existed. I am almost 30 years old and I should be watching things like Mad Men and Crime Shows, but no, I'm watching teen drama. Maybe I am trying to see what I missed out on as a teenager, maybe I just want to deal with simpler things right now. Who knows?
*I really like rain. I love the sunshine, but I love to be out in the rain. I love to walk in the rain, dance in the rain, kiss in the rain. I don't like when rain ruins my outdoor plans or if my hair is straightened and I have to go somewhere and it's raining, but other than that I love it. I love how the rain feels pouring over you like it is washing everything away. I love how the sound drowns out so many others and sometimes my own thoughts. I love it because it's something that no one can control, that it happens whether we want it to or not.
*I'm addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. Seriously. I can't stop eating them. They may be one of the worst "foods" in the world, but they are oh so delicious. Why can't I be addicted to spinach or brussel sprouts?
So, an update from last week's confessions. I started a new book. I randomly picked out Redemption by Karen Kingsbury. My sister and niece both rave about Karen Kingsbury so I picked out book 1 of a series. I started reading it last night and in the first 100 pages a man had an affair, fell in love with the other woman, told the wife he wanted a divorce, and moved out...all in excruciating detail. Subsequently I have cried through the entire first 1/4 of this book. Awesome choice, Ali. Hopefully it gets better and will actually help me gain perspective on my situation rather than keep me the blubbering mess that I am with every turn of the page.
Have a Happy Wednesday!