Hello, my bucket list friends as I wrote not so long ago in this blog post the road of life has been a little bumpy lately but since I’m back working at the preschool my money situation has improved . So I did something I had been wanting to do for a while I got my hair cut short ! I love having short hair it looks good and it is much easier to take care of . I have very thick hair so when it gets longer it is much harder to take care of and it tangles very easily . My hair was a knotted mess and it was time for a change so on Friday I finally went and got my hair cut I went to Great Clips it is my favorite place to get my hair cut ,they do a wonderful job and have great prices . I love the way my hair looks now and it is so much easier to wash and brush ! It was just a simple hair cut but it made me feel better and look better . 🙂
Hello , my bucket list friends . Yesterday, I went on a fun little adventure to Crab Cove in Alameda . I had never been there before and it is surprising just how many places in the bay area I have never been to, since I have lived here my whole life ! My mom and I decided that it would be fun to visit as many bay area cities as possible before we move . We started with Crab Cove in Alameda and I can’t wait to tell you all about it !
Exploring Crab Cove in Alameda
We started off our visit to Crab cove by going to the visitor’s center . There were some really interesting things to see in the visitor’s center including a few fish tanks that housed all kinds of fish, a big crab, a star fish and even a small shark ! The center also had information on the history of crab cove .It used to be a seaside amusement park . Now days it is a beautiful seaside park with picnic tables , grassy areas and plenty of beautiful views . After exploring the visitor’s center we took a walk along the beach . It was fun getting to watch people going kite boarding and windsurfing . It had been a while since I’ve gone to the beach so it was nice to take a walk by the water and watch the waves .We also saw lots of birds including geese . It was a fun little adventure and it would be cool to go back sometime to have a picnic , play in the water and maybe even try windsurfing !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
The ever changing ride of life
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I consider myself to be a very honest person and the truth is my life has not been easy street lately . I was working less during the summer due to traveling and the preschool where I work being out for the summer after the summer camps ended and that made money really tight . Our fridge broke and of course there was that ER visit on my birthday. ( you can read about it here ) It’s been rough but that is just how life can be sometimes but we all know that doesn’t make it suck any less . I found myself wanting to sleep all the time but I’m happy to say that things have been looking up a little bit lately . I’m back working at the preschool so my money situation is slowly but surly getting back on track . I have also been interviewing for massage jobs and I have a good feeling that I might be working as a massage therapist soon ! I was able to have some fun this weekend. I went shopping at a local party store where I loved going as a kid . I bought some fun stuff that I really didn’t need but it gave me a boost of much needed happiness and I got spend some time with my cousin on Sunday . Also the pain from my cyst has decreased to almost nothing ! Of course I’m still going to have to deal with the medical bills . Now, all that being said My life is not all sunshine and cupcakes but really who’s life is ? I wish I could spend all my time going around crossing things off my bucket list but that is not the reality I live in . My biggest take away from this struggle is if you need to sleep more do it ! It doesn’t mean you’re week you may just some more time to recharge and escape from the stress . Of course it is import to make sure that sleeping more than normal does not interfere with your daily life . Not everything is back on track right now but it starting to get that way but I can’t be sure what is going to happen next so I could use all the prayer I can get right now but I’m so thankful to God for all the blessings in my life and I can’t wait to see what I cross of my list next !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello , my bucket list friends . I want to post on this blog as much as possible because I love writing so much . I thought it would be fun to do some and random facts about me so here we go !
Random facts about me !
- I have a few different collections . I made a you tube video about my snow globe collection ( you can watch it here ) but I also collect post cards , My Little pony toys , stuffed animals rubber ducks , and I have smaller collections of key chains and magnets . Take a look at my bedroom tour video ( right here ) to see glimpse of some of my other collections !
2. I have three amazing rescue cats
I have three beautiful cats the First two Sherri and Blanca were adopted from the same animal shelter . Sherri in 2008 and Blanca in 2014 . Sherri was found walking around the street and had been at the shelter for three months . When I first met her , she stuck her head right in my purse and stole my heart . She is a sweet independent girl who can steal your heart with one look . In 2014 I saw Blanca on the the shelter’s website she was a beautiful fluffy black cat who was estimated to be about 16 years old . Apparently she had been living in a home with other cats that were picking on her . When I went to the shelter to adopt her I found out that she had been brought there to be put down but there was not a medical reason to do so . She is such a sweet cat and I’m glad I was able to rescue her . She loves to cuddle ! Cooper joined our family in 2016 I was working at Talbots and my boss at the time told me that she was caring for a kitten that her neighbor had found in a trashcan outside of a mall . She was looking for a home for him and I was able to adopt him . I named him Cooper after Alice Cooper . He is so full of energy and curiosity it’s been so much fun watching him grow into the amazing cat he is today .
3. I miss horse back ridding !
When I was a kid I loved horses. I had many toy horses and I enjoyed watching movies about horses. I took ridding lessons and even went to horse camp but I really can’t remember when the last time I road a horse was but I hope I can ride again very soon !
4. I love peppermint !
I have loved candy canes for as long as I can remember . Of course I love the round peppermints too but I get so excited when the candy canes come out in stores. They have many different flavors of candy canes now but peppermint is my favorite ! I also love things that are peppermint scented like soap and of course peppermint essential oil !
5. I was on the mock trial team my senior year of high school
I had so much fun being apart of the mock trial team I wish I would have done it all four years ! I remember being so nervous to go to real court room and sit in a real witness stand but I ended up really liking being apart of the team and I by the end of it I think I found being in the court room more exciting than scary .
That’s all for this time
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, My bucket list friends I had on 28th birthday on August 26th and it was a wild one ! I really didn’t see it turning out the way it did but that’s life for you ! Hang on tight and I’ll tell about my crazy birthday !
My 28th birthday and a trip to the ER
My birthday started with a trip to Peet’s coffee and petting some very cute dogs there before heading to work . While I was at work my amazing friend brought me cake ! After work I went out to eat with my family we went to PF Chang’s. The food was so good and the desserts were wonderful ! After dinner we were driving back home and a pain that I had been having throughout the day began to get worse and worse . It was soon unbearable about an 8 on the pain scale . I didn’t want to go to the ER because it is expensive but due to the amount of pain I was in I didn’t have a choice . I’m not sure what time it was when I got to the ER maybe around 10 pm . Right away the tests began to find a source of the pain . After hours of doing tests and waiting the ultrasound showed that I has a cyst on my left ovary. It is about 5 1/2 CM. long . It was decided that I did not need anything further right then but that needed to talk to my doctor in a day or so . I was given some pain medication and after 3 AM I left the ER. The issue with the cyst is still on going . I’m going to be talking to a surgeon next week but I’ll write more about that another time . Overall it was a birthday I wont soon forget !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! It is the last day of August and I’m really sad to see summer go . I’m back working at the preschool and there have been some foggy mornings but most of all tomorrow is September so it’s time to say goodbye to summer 2018 .
Summer 2018 wrap up
This summer was pretty awesome .I crossed three more things off my bucket list numbers 69,78, and 18 . ( Click on the numbers to read about them ) I went on a road trip to Idaho ,stayed a night in Reno , met celebrities at a convention in Idaho Went to Minnesota for the first time , had a fun mall weekend , saw lots of Movies ,( Christopher Robin was my favorite ) had a wonderful times with family and friends and I enjoyed going swimming . It was a fun adventure filled summer and I’m sad to see it go . Summer always goes by so fast but I’ve made some great memories and added some new snow globes to my collection . I hope next summer is just as good or better than this one was ! Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello , my bucket list friends ! I love using this blog to share stories from my life everything from my bucket list adventures , my vacations , and even my health problems .I’ve only had this blog since 2015 and my bucket list started in 2012. Even though I wrote blog posts about my past bucket list adventures I still have a lot more stories to tell . I thought it would be cool to share some of my past adventures with all of you. Here are three fun stories from my past !
The quest for the golden horse at DisneyLand 2005
In 2005 Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary. There were decorations all through out the park , a special parade , Buzz Light-year astro Blasters opened and there was 50th anniversary merchandise . They also had golden ride vehicles on some attractions the carousel! I wanted to ride on the golden horse very badly but so did a lot of other people . I remember getting very frustrated because it took me a while to finally get on the horse . I even had to play a game of rock,paper,scissors when me and another girl got to the horse at about the same time . I lost that game but I kept trying until I finally got to ride on the golden horse ! The look on my face says it all !
My first Alice cooper concert 2009
This is one of the best concerts I have ever gone to . My mom and I had gotten general admission tickets but I didn’t know that meant a big open floor and you stood wherever you wanted to! I was in about the 2nd row ! I could not believe I was so close to the stage ! I had my point and shoot camera ready to go and I was able to get some really great pictures and there is one thing that made the night so amazing . So there I am standing close to the stage watching my role model perform and during one of his most popular songs poison , he started pointing to different people in the crowd and then it happened . HE LOOKED ME RIGHT IN THE EYES I froze ! I was so happy the he looked at me that I didn’t get a picture of the moment but I got plenty of other great pictures from the night . It was truly a beautiful night .
My first tattoo 2010
I wanted a tattoo for a while but in August of 2010 at the age on 19 I took the plunge . I went to a walk in tattoo shop and I got the perfect first tattoo. I got one of my favorite Bible verses with two sunflowers underneath it . I was a little nervous about the pain but to me it didn’t hurt at all . The tattoo artist was very nice and everything went well and I still love my first tattoo !
Rock on – Christina Epperly