Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Try a lesson in being a lady.

Okay, if you know me, you know I love love love etiquette. I collect books, magazines, articles on etiquette. Anytime I am at an antique store, I always browse the book section for those old etiquette books - I love 'em!

Anyways, I think being a true lady is definitely the way to go. But, I understand that in today's society, women need to act in an almost manly, masculine manner. I am so tired of seeing these beautiful girls portraying themselves to being nothing more than trash. I don't want to see you chugging a beer, flipping off a camera, or giving some other obscene gesture. Quit acting like a fraternity boy.

If I had it my way, I would start a self-respect group. We would travel to high schools and universities teaching young girls and women how to respect themselves. After all, if these women actually cared about themselves, they would know better than to do the awful acts listed above. That's what I want to do.

And, I want to teach girls to respect each other. Just because we have different hormones and feelings does NOT give us the right to act catty and hateful to one another. What kind of benefit do you get when you put another girl down? If you ask me, none. For it's better to just keep your mouth shut. It's just not polite. And if it's not polite, don't do it.

Well, that's my rant for the day. If any of you feel the way I do - let's start that group!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I sense a move in the future...

Okay, I don't want anyone to freak out after reading this....but I do feel like I am not meant to stay here in Murfreesboro.

I don't know what happened. It's not that I don't like Murfreesboro. It's just this feeling that I have. I actually started feeling this way a couple of weeks ago. I love my adorable little house (even though it is old and has a peculiar smell...), I am learning to love my job more and more each day, and I'm actually establishing myself around town. However, this has been my home for since 1989, coming up on 20 years. I know everything, I know a lot of people here; heck, I can't even go out without seeing someone I know. Not that it's a bad thing.

I feel like Brad and I are meant to start something new in a different place.

I brought up the topic with Brad one afternoon at lunch. "Do you think we should move?"

Of course, Brad is up for anything. That's what I love about him. We could be stuck in the desert, and he would find some way to make it absolutely wonderful.

We've both fallen in love with South Carolina, and I think that could be a possible home for us. I am not talking about moving in the next couple of months. I'm getting established at United Way, Brad loves his job at the bank, but we definitely feel the need to pack up. Who knows where we'll end up. But I think "I'm gone to Carolina in my mind...."

Friday, June 22, 2007

My name is Lena Warnock?!???

Well, I'm starting this blog for two reasons - I love to write, and I love to tell people about happenings in my life. A lot of new things have been happening in my life lately. I got married on May 19th - that's a little over a month of being a newlywed.

Much to my surprise, I married the man I never thought I would marry. Not that it's a bad thing, that pretty much describes our relationship. We started out as friends, casually dated, then realized that we were in the middle of something absolutely amazing. It didn't take us long to realize it - a whopping 3 months! We thought about waiting a year until we got engaged, but then we realized that we didn't need to wait. Our families and friends knew it would be coming, they just may not have thought it was coming so soon. Well, we sure did fool them. Brad proposed in front of my entire family on March 25th, 2006, and it was truly one of the most magical moments of my life.

We decided to have a long engagement - and boy, am I glad! Having more than a year to plan the wedding was wonderful! Although during those last couple of months, I got pretty ansy!

My wedding day was the most beautiful day - lots of sunshine and cool breezes. I wanted an extremely southern wedding, well, because I adore everything about the south! The wedding ceremony was beautiful - and short, too! Even though Brad and I saw each other before the ceremony (for the sake of our nerves and to take pictures), I was STILL a nervous wreck! It was truly a wonderful ceremony! The reception was FABULOUS! My family worked for months to make everything come together. There was lots of good food, good wine, and lots of the southern staple food - SWEET TEA!!!

Everyone tells you it will go by so fast, and they are so right. I felt like the entire day was over in a matter of seconds. An amazing matter of seconds...

Brad and I had a lovely honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina. If you know me, I can't go above the Mason-Dixon line without lots of preparations. Charleston is everything I thought it would be - historic, beautiful, extremely southern, and full of life. I do hope to retire there someday.

Now, I'm getting used to being a wife. I find it hard to say "Lena Warnock," and things like "My husband..." but I have my whole life to get used to it. I love learning little things about Brad that I never knew before. I like learning to cook together, and even when it doesn't taste that good, it's the thought that counts. And I love dreaming about becoming a momma - don't worry, it won't be that soon. Sooner than later, if I have it my way.