Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Curses and Small Towns

If I'm going to get into some kind of car accident, you can usually bet it's going to be around Thanksgiving.
Examples: 1.) Ten years ago or so someone backed into me in the Wal Mart Parking lot a day before Thanksgiving. My first ever "accident" and I cried like a baby. 2.) Black Friday a few years back somehow my passenger side mirror got knocked off in a parking lot.
Those accidents lead to this years Thanksgiving mishap...
After getting off work, I was heading home to get ready for this years holiday festivities. While driving down Highway 64, a little old lady who just wanted a Wendy's burger, pulled out of the Bojangles parking lot right in front of me. I don't know if she didn't see me, or thought she could make the turn in time, or was just really craving that burger, but I slammed on my breaks and laid on the horn. Unfortunately it wasn't good enough and I still hit her car. Thankfully there weren't any cars right behind me like there usually would have been on that crazy road.
So I pulled off the road and called 911 like you're suppose to do after an accident, even though I knew it was just a fender bender and nobody was hurt. The police came and showed up but the lady and I had already resolved it and their help really wasn't needed. She was such a sweet lady and even gave me a hug at the end of the ordeal. By the way, Wendy's was closed and she had to settle for Bojangles.
Now on to the "Small Town" part of my title...
When I called 911, I'm telling the operator what had happened and where we were and so forth. I know I had to have been going 100 miles a minute cause the lady at one point said "ma'am calm down, what's around you?". I was just rambling like she knew exactly where I was and what had happened. After she got all of the information she asked for my name. I replied, "Megan Barbre" to which she said, "Oh, hey Megan! This is Alleson's mom" (My brothers girlfriend). So of course by the time I had gotten home, Alleson and Michael were there and had already heard of my news.

I'm thankful for many things, but this year especially, I'm thankful that God has kept me safe, especially in my car. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Wish List

Every year at Christmas I get asked what I want. I hate having to answer this question. There's nothing I NEED, and honestly if I want it, most likely I'll end up getting it myself. With that in mind, this blog is for those of you who may want to know something to get me.

1. FitBit (I would really like one of these. I don't want to pay the $100 for it though. Michael or Elliott this would be something you should consider for me ;) )
2. Toys and Supplies for my children
3. Charger for my MacBook (I REALLY will probably need this. Mine is unraveling at the wires.)
4. A gloved ice scrapper.
5. I could always use protein (Dymatize Brand) and Quest Bars (Apple Pie, Cookies and Cream, or Cookie Dough).
6.  Gas Cards are always useful. Especially since I fill up close to three times a week now.

Thats all I can think of and I've been trying to come up with things for a week  now.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fifty Fun Facts

My brothers girlfriend, Alleson, did this blog awhile back and so I thought I would also do it since I found hers to be interesting. Here goes:

1. I'm 26 years young.
2. While I was typing the fact above, I forgot my age and started to put 27.
3. I have a twin brother and a younger brother. Both live in the mountains. I would never choose to live in the mountains.
4. I've run three half marathons.
5. For the past five years or so, I've 'adopted' a boy and a girl from the Salvations Angel Tree- I love shopping for others less fortunate and if you can afford to do so, I highly recommend this. 
6. For the past five years or so, we haven't decorated for Christmas. I don't miss it at all. 
7. I try to not wear heels around Wade.
8. I'm always cold. And if I'm not cold, I'm hot. There's no comfortable temperature for me. 
9. Both my grandmothers middle name were Jean (Peggy Jean and Shelby Jean)- therefore that's what I got as my middle name also. 
10. I love surprises. I'd rather be surprised at Christmas than know everything I'm getting. 
11. Cracker Barrels chicken and dumplings are my favorite. 
12. I'm an adventure seeker. I'll do just about anything.
13. When I was in sixth grade, I spilled Nacho cheese on my pants and everyone called me Cheesy Pants. 
14. I am the proud new mother of two sugar bears. I promise to blog about them as soon as I can, just be prepared for cuteness overload. 
15. I totaled my car on black ice and now I refuse to drive in snow. 
16. I can put both feet behind my head. 
17. I can fall asleep anywhere and anytime- some may consider that a gift. 
18. I love to travel. 
19. I don't know how to curl my hair. If it weren't for the Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret I got for Christmas, I'd always wear my hair straight.
20. I prefer not to wear makeup.
21. I have worked for Biscuitville since I was 16, so in April I will have been there 11 years. 
22. While I do enjoy working at Biscuitville, sometimes I think people view me as just a fast food worker and want to tell them it's just a side job.
23. I don't like any other color on my toe nails other than a shade of pink. 
24. I try and stay in touch with old friends.
25. I deactivated my facebook account- its been a great decision thus far.  
26. I don't mind shots and giving blood, I just can't watch the needle pierce the skin. 
27. I don't keep record of my bank statements. Every few days I just briefly look at my account to make sure there is still money and that I know what most the purchases are. 
28. I don't make new years resolutions. You can start doing anything you set your mind to at anytime, you don't have to wait til the new year. 
29. I like to collect small shoe figurines and ornaments.
30. Since I was 18 or so, I started collecting things for when I would move out- I'm still living at home. 
31. I have a thing for mermaids, and after watching a documentary on them, feel that they could possibly exist. 
32. I'm addicted to Chapstick.
33. I've been growing out my hair for almost two years now to donate to Locks of Love.
34. I think theres something sexy about a plain white t-shirt on a guy.
35. I love what I went to school for, I love it even more that I was able to do it and graduate debt free. 
36. I despise being cold. 
37. I take my showers in the morning. 
38. I don't like to be late for work. I usually arrive 15 minutes early. I can't say the same for everything else. 
39. This blog has taken me a span of three days to write. Hopefully I finish tonight.
40. I don't like root beer. 
41. My favorite flower is a sunflower or orchid. However, I think it's a waste of money to buy flowers and then they die a week later. With that being said, everyone once in awhile it'd be nice to get a cheap bouqet from the grocery store (cough Wade cough).
42. Math was my favorite subject in school and I was really good at it.
43. I just recently started drinking coffee. It has A LOT of sugar free creamer and splenda in it, but it's coffee. I feel like I'm growing up.
44. I love cheese. I could eat a whole block of it and still want more.
45. Even when it's warm outside, I still like to curl up with a blanket.
46. I am the complete opposite of a germ freak.
47. I like eating raw dough. Cookie dough and biscuit dough. And I like my muffins not all the way cooked.
48. I'm a slow reader. Sometimes I have to read a line two or three times.
49. My dream vacation would be to take at least two weeks and go to New Zealand and Australia.
50. I've been saving my change for over five years and I might cash it in and put it towards a house.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fingernails Friday?

Lately I have almost accomplished what I literally thought was impossible... I have quit biting my nails, (for the most part.) 

My pinky nails are the only ones that I seem to have a problem with. 8 out of 10 isn't bad though, right!? Especially for a nail biting addict of 26 years. I realize they aren't perfect, but they are an improvement. And bless his heart, Wade is CONSTANTLY reminding me of "Fingers!". Translating to: 'get them out of your mouth'. I still have the habit of putting my nails against my teeth even though I don't actually bite them, especially if I'm excited or on the edge of my seat watching The Walking Dead
Ever since I was in Kristyn's wedding and got acrylic nails for the event, I've gone through fill ins, replacements, gel nails, you name it, to get to this point. Usually I would chew off acrylics within a matter of days, but for whatever reason, this time I didn't. Hopefully I keep the good work up and get my pinky nails up to par! 

Happy Friday! However, as I'm typing this, it's almost Saturday.