September 2013 Blogging Challenge

Blogging Challenge… Day 30

Day 30: A picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge.

  1. The fall tv season has started!
  2. Some days it is not as hot as it was last month.
  3. Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks! (though I have yet to purchase a PS drink yet
  4. I bought some new nail polish a couple weeks ago.
  5. We are 30 days closer to Christmas!

And a picture of myself. I just took this a few minutes ago. I’m already in my pajamas and looking not so fresh, so I used a filter.

julie_09302013

Blogging Challenge… Day 29

Day 29: Who is your hero?

Honestly, I don’t have one. There are people I admire, people I’m proud of, people I’m a fan of, people I love, but none of them are my hero.

Blogging Challenge… Day 28

Day 28: What stresses you out?

It should more be like, what doesn’t stress me out. Since losing my job in February of 2011, it’s been almost non-stop stress for one thing or another. I mean trying to find a new job is stressful. Then add in my medical issues and there’s more stress. Not having money to pay for rent (or any other bills)… more stress. And for me, when there is that much stress I sometimes just shut down. Like I stop whatever I was doing and just start staring off into space, zoned out, because it’s just too much.

 

Blogging Challenge… Day 27

Day 27: Photo of your city.

I’ve got 6 photos for you and I didn’t take any of them. I was originally going to take quick shots with my camera phone, but couldn’t figure out what to take pics of. Even googling for pictures didn’t get me very much.

Before the pictures, I thought I would give you some other “fun” facts about Manteca. First off, Manteca is Spanish for LARD. So basically I live in Lard, California. The town was founded in 1861. We have a population of roughly 68,000 people. For being such a small town there are 6 high schools and 21 elementary schools. There are some (somewhat) famous people from Manteca. The singer/rapper Dev and Lindsey Pavao (contestant on season 2 of The Voice) both went to high school here in Manteca. My brother graduated a year after both of them, kind of knew of them, but they didn’t all run in the same circles.

 

Pic #1. Main Street. Or more like an intersection on Main Street and another street.

main_street

 

Pic #2. Mural of what Main Street used to look like around when it was incorporated in 1918. This mural is located on the side wall of the building all the way on the left in the first pic.

old_main_street_mural

 

Pic #3. This mural represents the 100th anniversary of the rotary club.

helping_mural

 

Pic #4. This mural goes on further, but I couldn’t find a picture of the whole thing. I’m not sure if the buildings in the mural are displays of actual buildings in town in that time period (like in the 2nd pic), but I do know that the movie American Graffiti takes place in Modesto, which is about 25 or so miles from Manteca, so this mural and that go together.

oldies_mural

 

Pic #5. This mural shows a view of Yosemite National Park, showing Half Dome and the Merced River. Yosemite is a little more than 2 hours from Manteca. San Francisco is about 75 miles east of here also. You can also get to Los Angeles or Las Vegas within a day’s drive. Manteca is basically in the middle of a lot of bigger (sometimes better) places.

yosemite_mural

 

Pic #6. This mural showcases Manteca’s role as one of the largest pumpkin growing areas in the country. There is a huge pumpkin patch near here and for the month of October they have this huge corn maze and some other attractions.

pumpkinpatch_mural

Blogging Challenge… Day 26

Day 26: Your Dream Wedding.

Of course I have a Wedding board on Pinterest. It’s nowhere near complete (as in I don’t have at least 1 pin for everything that needs to be done/purchased), but it has starting-ish points. I don’t go looking for wedding pins, I just see them as they come though my feed.

I used to have a box where I kept wedding ideas I liked. It was mostly pages ripped from magazines. I have no idea what happened to it as I haven’t seen it in a few years, but I think it ended up getting thrown out when I moved in April. I started that box so long ago though and I’m so far from getting married, my tastes have probably changed from what I liked in that box anyhow.

As for knowing what I want (currently) for my wedding, it’s hard to say. I would take input from my husband to be and because of that I wouldn’t want to plan it all out now, find him and then have to change and give up what I’d grown to look forward to. Does that make sense?