Real Life Saturday (Episode 10)


Whaddya know? IT’S SATURDAY AGAIN. The past couple of weeks have been totally hectic ones, but things are finally starting to calm down a little*. My laptop is currently throwing fits and making me a worried wretch, (I mean, what did I ever do to deserve this??) so I’m waiting for the ominous call to come from my computer mechanic. Hopefully she can fix it, because I miss my baby. GIVE ME WAFFLES AND TEA AND MAYBE I’LL THINK ABOUT NOT CRYING.

*not hardly at all
  • Pizza. Because, come on.
  • Ice cream. Because, come on.
  • All the beautiful feedback I got on my newest single. Seriously, how do I say this in some super creative and special way…? I CAN’T. Y’ALL ARE THE BEST HUMAN BEINGS ON PLANET EARTH. OKAY? BETTER BELIEVE IT. Your kind, inspiring words made (and continue to make) me so insanely happy. Literally. Can’t stop smiling. Thank you guys so much.
  • Finding a wealth of photos from paradise* that I NEVER POSTED ON THE BLOG. Uh-oh…you guys better watch out. I might just crush you with visual glory. Thank me later.
*Florida

Gratitude. The other day I had a really intense headache and was generally feeling like, “meh.” Then I looked down at my toes and was like, “Huh. I can wiggle my toes. Some people can’t.” I make it my intention to notice stuff like this. There are so many things we encounter every day that we ought to be more grateful for, but we oftentimes don’t even notice these things. So even if it seems like nothing is going right for you today, try thinking of something you’re grateful for. You’re reading this post right now. You can see. That is a miracle.  Be happy about it. :)


  • That I could read books like 8615231 times faster than I do. Literally why does it take me FOREVER to get through a book?? I guess I’m just an incredibly slow reader. Although I could blame it on my ADD, baby. (Pinterest just looks so enticing sometimes*.)
  • That medical movies/shows weren’t so insufferably GROSS. Literally why even. Me and my mom attempted to watch PBS’ new series Mercy Street a couple of nights ago. (Keyword: attempted.) Can anyone else just NOT HANDLE bloody medical stuff? I’ve decided that it’s horror-film-grade gore justified by the motive of “helping people.” Like I know the dude is going to die if you don’t chop his leg off but do you have to SHOW ME??? #help
  • That Adele’s new album was on Spotify. Waa.
*all the time
  • Another episode of West Coast Diaries. SERIOUSLY, GUYS – I promise this series is almost over. Desperation because pretty soon I’m going to be hitting the road again for another craaaazy cross-country adventure. (And I plan on taking you along via my Instagram. Just FYI.)
  • Setting new goals.  Like, literal goals. I’m going to up my blogging game, give everyone free waffles, and just continue to be AWESOME. (And that’s why you should vote for me. I’d make a fabulous president, wouldn’t I? This is the part where you nod in violent agreement.)
  • Chocolate, obviously. And convincing my mom to make brownies (pssh I’ll help, okay? As in, taste the batter.)

What have you been up to this week? Feeling grateful for anything? What made you happy this week? Do you feel the same way about gross medical movies??? What do you sometimes wish? Beside that I was your neighbor so we could hang out and eat waffles together. What does next week look like?

love,
abbiee

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  1. That third picture is SO pretty!!!

    I wish that I had my own car so I could drive around and see ALL THE PEOPLE. I wish that my friend hadn't cancelled dinner plans with me tonight (she's sick, so I understand, but we were supposed to eat WAFFLES. do you see the problem). I wish that it wasn't Winter anymore.

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    1. RIGHT?? I was kinda squealing when I saw it. xD OMG CANCELLING WAFFLES SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL. (unless you're sick, I guess. because then waffles cannot be thoroughly enjoyed and that is a greater sin.) UGH I wish it wasn't winter anymore, either. blaaah. *gives you big cyber hugs*

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  2. I love your comment on gratitude. Like, THAT'S SO TRUE WHY DON'T WE THINK ABOUT THAT MORE OFTEN????

    Ice cream and pizza. Well darn now I'm hungry xD

    I TOTALLY wish that you were my neighbor! That would be like, the most fun thing in the world. Let's see. What made me happy this week...it's actually been a fairly good week for me. I've started reading All The Light We Cannot See (OLIVIA WHY DID YOU RECOMMEND THIS IT'S SO GOOD IT HURTSSSSSSSS), had two run-throughs for shows yesterday that went REALLY well (*sobs because my babies are so utterly fabulous and I'm a proud mama bear*), and I got pointe shoes yesterday! So life is pretty great at the moment.

    GROSS MEDICAL MOVIES GAH. It's the same way with crime shows!! Like, I LOVE NCIS, but sometimes I just cannot watch it BECAUSE WHO WANTS TO SEE THAT???

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT?? I'm such a culprit of being ungrateful, though...it's sad. xD AND DUDE I WISH YOU WERE MY NEIGHBOR. We could just like hang out and eat ice cream and watch Hallmark movies together and you could teach me ballet. LIKE, WOULD THAT NOT BE PERFECT?? Squeak! I've been REALLY wanted to read All The Light We Cannot See even though I have no idea what it's about xD because everyone says it's so painfully delicious. YESSS SO GLAD YOU AGREE ABOUT GROSS THINGS IN MOVIES/SHOWS. the struggle is so real. XD

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  3. Aww...that third picture in this post is so GORGEOUS <3 gahh...all this beauty. FLORIDA PICTURES? yes please. my eyes want to soak in the visual glory already. I think I was in Florida like once when I was really small, but that was it. and it's a bit annoying because I'm just like, "yeah I've been to Florida. It was so awesome. And no, I can't explain because I was like 5." ERGHHHH.

    AND YES. when I was younger I could (wow, I did a lot of things when I was little) read so freaking fast. now, I'm just like analyzing every sentence as I go along. But actually, I think if I don't read at lightning speed (unless it's something boring, then by all means I just zip through that.) I sort of get the story more. I like can feel the words and they really make sense. idk.

    You're going on another amazing, cool, fabulous, awesome, epic road trip??? EEEEEKKKK TAKE ME WITH YOU.
    the impossibilities of life are sometimes sad.
    oh well, at least the instagram journey will be there. ^_^ HEY if you're offering waffles, I'll DEFINITELY vote for you. Don't worry. you'd make a great president. I mean, really, who was the last president that could make YUMMY HEALTHY WAFFLES? I mean, c'mon. that's hard to beat.

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    1. eeep THANK YOU AUTUMN. ♥ i want to edit the visual glory (aka moan about how I'm not in Florida atm but whatever. XD) AWW GAH YOU MUST GO BACK ONE DAY. Because it's like the best place ever. (I realize that I probably sound like an old lady when I say these things. #embraced) "now, I'm just like analyzing every sentence as I go along." < RIGHT?? ME TOO THO. You're right, taking your time reading means absorbing all the yummy story juice better. I totally getcha. And it's the same way for me. x) maybe I just need more hours in the day?? OR TO NEVER SLEEP. Wouldn't it be nice to only sleep when you wanted to?? omg.

      EEEEEEEEP YESSS I'm wicked excited for the trip and so sad that I can't take all my brilliant friends with me. WAA. But yes. Insta. ;) "I mean, really, who was the last president that could make YUMMY HEALTHY WAFFLES? I mean, c'mon. that's hard to beat." < THANK YOU FOR THAT. really. ♥ it's true. XD

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  4. I definitely wish you were my neighbour so we could hang out and eat waffles. *nods* And I would violently nod in agreement to you being president, buuut...YA KNOW I'M GOING TO RULE THE ENTIRE WORLD SO IDEK IF THAT WOULD WORK OUT. If you're nice I might let you rule a small square of America. *shrugs* It could happen. Occasionally I'm super nice like that.

    OMGGG YOUR COMPUTER IS BROKEN?!?! <-- Tragic tale right there. Mine has been super slow lately but I think it's protesting the watercolor graphics and brush stroke fonts I just bought. I CAN'T BE SORRY BECAUSE FONTS. But omg, that's basically what I've been doing this weekend. XD Flailing over pretty arty things that other people make because I cannot and also closing my eyes so I don't see how mammoth my TBR has grown. *gulps* Also I have origami on the agenda and hopefully baking something. Because yum. (Seriously, thoug, chocolate is divine and helps the planet rotate. I'm 99% sure of this.)

    ALSO THOSE PICTURES SLAY ME WITH GORGEOUSNESS. I LOVE THE ONE WITH THE BOKEH.

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    1. THANK YOU DEAR YOU ARE SO KIND. I shall be happy with a small square of America. Because waffles are awesome, but cake is necessary for human survival. ;) EEEEEP thankfully my computer is all fixed now!! Which I'm very happy about. Apparently I installed some kind of malware without being fully conscious (i mean come on i was probably chocolate-deprived or something..) but it's all good now. COMPUTERS HAVE NO RIGHT TO PROTEST WATERCOLORS AND NEW FONTS. *stomps sceptre furiously* XD "chocolate is divine and helps the planet rotate." < TRUTH RIGHT HERE. EVERYONE, HEED. thank you Cait!! meep ♥

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  5. I'd love waffles. And those pictures are wonderful and I love the little flower accents on the post. Is your dog a maltese because he/she looks just like my dogs, which are malteses. So cute!
    -Vivian
    http://moonsworlds.blogspot.com

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    1. EEEEEEE YOU LOVE WAFFLES? YOU'RE A GOOD ONE. ;) yusss, she's a maltese named Pearl. ^.^ I also have a bichon frise/maltese mix named Rocket (he's obviously the most hyper of the two, haha.) But they are both INCREDIBLY CUDDLY. Also Pearl's head and tail become a pom-pom of static in the wintertime and it's surprisingly funny. XD Thank you for reading, Vivian!

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  6. NOOOO HAVING YOUR COMPUTER BROKEN IS THE WORST THING EVER. Like. No. For a writer and blogger and internet person in general that's like... no. I WOULD FREAK OUT I HOPE IT GETS FIXED SOON.

    How are your pictures so amazing. They just. <3 *swoons over your pictures because that's an okay thing to do, right? RIGHT?!*

    PIZZA. Enough said.

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT IT REALLY IS THE WORST THING EVER I THINK. DX But no fear, it's all fixed up now. And I am one happy girl celebrating with brownies and tea. (because that's really the only way to celebrate such things XD) AWWWWW GIRL THANK YOU I'M GLAD YOU LIKE THE PICS. :') always pizza. ♥

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  7. 1. Please run for office because I would VOTE THE CRAP OUT FOR YOU.

    2. These pictures are gooorggeeeeoouuusss

    3. Now I want to watch Mercy Street because *coughilovegrossmedicalthingscough*. BLOOOD!! GIVE ME THE BLOOOODDD! Okay, I promise I'm not a complete psycho, I just kind of go into a weird trance with blood...not like I'm going to throw up trance...but more like...wow that color is so vibrant, I want to touch it okkaayyy that did not make me sound any less insane. *blink*

    I'm grateful for sunsets and puppy dogs and having really successful riding lessons wherein Amadeus wasn't a meanie face. I'm happy that I went hiking today. I wish I was in Florida also, strangely, because the Global Dressage Festival is going on in Wellington and uGH I NEED TO BE THERE BECAUSE ONE OF MY FAVORITE RIDERS IS THERE EEEPP AND I WANT TO PET HER PONY. I also wish I didn't feel so...restless? bored? drifty-ish? IDK.

    ANYWAY HAVE I MENTIONED THESE ARE MY FAVORITE POSTS?? CAUSE THEY ARE.

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    1. 1. THANK YOU MY DEAR. I HAVE SUPPORT. I AM HAPPY.

      2. THANK YOUUUU AGAIN. ♥ meep

      3. ASFHSLKMLSKCM YOU CRACK ME UP SO BAD LIKE IT'S A WONDER I'M NOT BROKEN INTO A MILLION FRAGMENTS LIKE THE TRANSPORTED CANDY BAR IN WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY U KNO WUT I'M SAYING BRO. xD literally omggg. Well if you don't mind blood and copious amounts of severed limbs then go for it! It actually seemed like a really well-done series, but I just cannot HANDLLEEE. "I want to touch it okkaayyy that did not make me sound any less insane." < ILY SO MUCH OMG.

      Amadeus wasn't a meanie face. xD DUUUDE WE SHOULD ALL GO TO THE DRESSAGE THING AND THEN GO TO THE BEACH AND THEN GO GET FRO-YO BECAUSE FRO-YO. eeep. awww I'm glad these are your favorites!! THANK YOU. i feel drifty-is too halp

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  8. ALL yOUR PICTUREs aRE bEAUTIFUl. HOW.
    this past week has been supa high stress and kind of overwhelming but IT'S OVER GLORY HALLELUJAH AND I AM NOW PARTIALLY ON SPRING BREAK. *throws confetti sets of fireworks and proceeds to frolic in a field of daisies*
    okokok. (getting way too distracted there are too many of the things to say) so I finished All the Light We Cannot See - literally go read it rn you would love it's unbelievable - and realizing how profoundly blessed and privileged I am to be living the life I'm living rn. Like I am astounded. (k I want to tell you everything that happens rn and why I'm feeling this way but I won't- bUT I NEED SOMEONE TO FEEL MY PAIN AND SHARE THESE EMOTIONS SLKF) K. I'm fine. GO GET IT AND READ IT :) (:
    *aggressively agrees that you should run for president* hey, instead of universal healthcare can we have, like, universal waffles instead? thanks.
    Also, I don't know if I've told you before (I'm 98% sure that I definitely have) but these are the best posts ever and I look forward to them always :'))

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    1. DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE. *tosses confetti and waffles* YOU DESERVE THE BREAK, GIRL. You've earned it. ;) EEEEEEP THAT MAY HAVE JUST PUSHED ME OVER THE EDGE. like because everybody is raving about All The Light We Cannot See SO MUCH LATELY that I'm like URRRGH THIS BOOK I NEED TO DEVOUR IT LIKE RIGHT NOWWWW. so I may just break my resolution of only reading one book at a time and snatch this baby up. YOU MAY HAVE JUST CONVINCED ME TO BREAK ONE OF MY RESOLUTIONS, OLIVIA. THIS IS HUGE. xD

      universal waffles ALWAYS, my dear. x) and gjdkfhsds thank youuu! It's so funny because everyone loves this series so much and yet every time I write a post for it I'm like, "man do my peeps even like to read about my dull day-to-day musings???" BUT I GUESS YOU DO THEREFORE MAKING YOU THE MOST AMAZING HUMANS ON PLANET EARTH. ♥

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  9. fr, run for president. plz. thx. bye.

    ABBIEE YOU ARE SO AWESOME.
    LOVED THIS POST.

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    1. Also, I keep forgetting to ask: what's the link to your sisters blog?!?!

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    2. OH MY WORD AALIYAH YOU ARE LIVING BREATHING SUNSHINE AND YOU BRIGHTEN MY LIFE. thank you. ^.^ Sister's blog: www.thegoodnessrevolt.com. (ps she's awesomesauce.)

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    3. THANKS BROTATO CHIP FOR THE LINK. YOU'RE LIKE A LITERAL DEAR.

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  10. i love how much awesomeness there always is in your posts. waffles, pizza, food. yum. how could a post not be awesome with so much reference to food?
    oh and i just love the reminder on gratitude...seriously. i complain way too much and i forget about what i am blessed to have.

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    1. FOOOOOOOOOD. It is awesome, ain't it? I'm 99% sure that 73% of my awesomeness comes from food. (LOVE ME SOME SOLID STATISTICS RIGHT BRO) meep yes I'm such an ingrate sometimes. XD Glad you liked this post, Lauren! ♥

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.