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There's always something to smile about .

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
— Audrey Hepburn

January 1st, 2011 - January 1st 2012

  • Sweetie's Day
    • the look on Baby's face when I got in the car with that wide, brown-paper-wrapped gift.
    • his appreciation.
    • how he thanks me when I take care of him.
    • my handprint on the fogged up window.
  • Creatures of The Night at Brookfield Zoo.
    • when Bae kept trying to scare the people that were supposed to be scaring him.
    • the travel themes on the Haunted Tram.
    • lengthy haunted houses.
    • when KaeKae finally let him hold her hand.
oct 23 2011 ∞
nov 5 2011 +
  • a butter crossiant and perfect banana from Starbucks.
  • being ridiculously late to school, but feeling relaxed and faintly happy.
  • wearing sexy underwear with no intent of gettin it in.
  • seeing my big, fluffy curls hanging down my back as I passed a storefront window.
  • the contrast between the fallen temperature downtown and the soft, warm, curls of hair on the nape of his neck against my fingers.
  • being the finale performance at the One Book, One Chicago Lyricist Loft.
  • having my piece memorized.
  • the uplift in my spirit when Bae told me he wasn't leaving.
  • full coverage shirts.
  • how me & Sam's pieces coincided and were almost identical.
oct 23 2011 ∞
oct 23 2011 +
  • humming "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz to myself while I was fixing my breakfast.
  • feeling like myself again.
  • whenever I see a bag of hot munchies stocked in a gas station or liquor store.
  • smiling to myself after the rain dampened my hair and made my curls fall because I still felt beautiful.
  • rain puddles.
  • piles of wet, burnt orange leaves plastered to the sidewalk.
  • hawaiian bread.
  • losing myself when he's inside of me.
  • tracing my fingers along his face.
  • his thigh muscles.
  • seeing him sitting under the bus shelter waiting for me & Martin as the bus pulled up.
  • sour cherry balls.
  • Mama giving me a ride to school.
  • slow jams.
oct 23 2011 ∞
oct 23 2011 +
  • Bae coming home from teaching in Englewood, climbing into bed beside me, and recapping his entire day to me.
  • the boys' respect for him.
  • feeling I could relive that moment everyday for the rest of my life.
  • leaving home to pick up Martin later than I aimed for, but still getting to his school before his class even left the building.
  • Mama Cynthia gave me some shea butter for my forehead burn.
  • seeing how stoked he was about having the opportunity to educate.
oct 23 2011 ∞
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