Sometimes, the answer is a pina colada cupcake
Posted: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Becca Thiessen is a senior Elementary/Early Childhood Education major at Anderson University who is looking forward to making a positive difference in children's lives. Becca is having a blast planning her wedding, which is scheduled for next May, with her fiance, Jason Perry! Contact Becca here.
Have you ever had a week that slightly resembled this?
I'm there at the far right corner.
I don't know what happened! Sunday was fantastic! Jason and I went to the huge bridal show in Charlotte, sampled free steak, sushi, cake, and cupcakes, signed up for giveaways, got my hair professionally done for free, and saw many talented (and potential) vendors for the wedding. Did I mention there was free food?
Monday and Wednesday can be found on the graph as the red line hurtling down the page.
I went to the gym to work out, came out dripping sweat, and while I was waiting for my brother to be dropped off at the gas station nearby by after soccer practice, I got a hankering for some gum. I reached behind me to grab my purse, my beautiful, colorful, vibrant Lily Bloom purse and noticed it was gone. Like gone-gone. I completely freaked out. Whoever was watching the gas station's surveillance cameras got a good laugh I'm sure. I ran all around the car, searching every nook and cranny for my purse. After the 5th time combing through the car, I realized that someone had stolen my purse. Fan-freaking-tastic. The credit card, debit card, and driver's license could all be replaced no problem, but it was my sister's 6th birthday party invitation she had made me, the card Jason had sent me when I was feeling down in the dumps, and the pictures of my family that cannot be replaced. All of those precious things, along with my purse, are probably sitting in a trashcan off the side of the road. Ugh, I just don't understand why people steal. The only thought that I can smile about is how utterly disappointed they must have been when they looked into my purse because little did they know that I am just a poor college student with no money whatsoever. :)
Wednesday had high expectations but boy did it disappoint me. Basically, Jason and I got in a huge fight, probably the worst we've ever had, over a cookie sheet. That's right, a cookie sheet. Could it be any more ridiculous? From a cookie sheet spat stemmed an explosive war between Jason and myself that resulted in hurt feelings and countless tears and crumpled up tissues. It's crazy how the person you love the most in the world can be the one that can hurt you the most. I have a lot to work on, not just physically, but inwardly, if I hope to be the wife that Jason deserves.
I think that the best thing to do when you've had a suck-ish week is not to look back on what was awful but rather dwell on the highlights. What made the week great? My highlights of the week? Getting two of my favorite children's books for a deal (if you're a first year teacher, you gotta get First Day Jitters and Stephanie's Ponytail-they're awesome!), spending time with my amazing family, and babysitting some super great kids. Oh, and trying SAS Cupcake's new Pina Colada cupcake. Can I just take a moment here and tell you that you have never experienced true food joy until you have eaten this cupcake. At SAS, they had these frosting "shots" and one of them was the frosting for this cupcake. I grabbed one and my life forever changed. It was like tropical paradise for my taste buds. Before I knew it, my shot was gone and I was left standing there wanting more. You have got to go get you some! Because of that cupcake, my outlook for the rest of the week is looking pretty sunny. :)
Yes, I'm in a weight-loss competition and yes, I'm endorsing cupcakes. Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures.
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