Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Song and Request For This Sunday

I heard this song for the first time this morning. Powerful.

This weekend has been tough. In the midst of grief and stress, it is not been easy to focus on the meaning of the day. Thankfully, I serve a God who loves me through all of my struggles and even in my moments of doubt and darkness.

Tomorrow, I will once again be going to the doctor for a lump in my left breast. While it might be nothing, it has been something before and it is hard to not worry. At this point, I will have them removed if anything is amiss. It does not make it easy though. I have had some little spells of vertigo this weekend which is probably stress related. To make matters worse, I hurt someone that I love very dearly. It was a terrible, horrible mistake and I am so, so sorry, but now all I can do is pray that I will be forgiven and that the hurt will be healed.

If you could say a prayer or two or three tonight, I would be so grateful.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

30 Days

Well my friends, in 30 29days I will turn 3-0. What?!?!!

In order to mark the occasion, I will be sending 30 letters of thanks (one a day) to people who have played a key role in shaping my life.

I am thinking 30 is worthy of an amazingly fun celebration, but not sure what yet. Thoughts?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meet Firefly

I have always dreamed of traveling from place to place in a camper, picking up work along the way, and writing a book about my experiences. (Cliche maybe, but it is a dream of mine.) However, the dream has gotten one step closer this spring break...

Meet my Firefly...

She is a 71 Fan camper with huge potential. (Yes, I mean potential as in needs some work, but not so much that I have to put quotations around potential like when parents use the word. ex- "You are not living up to your full "potential"" aka- get a job.)

I have named her "Firefly" because she puts a smile on my face and a gleam in my eye like the first signs of firefly season. Plus, she is sweet, fun, and hopefully will flutter from place to place.

Family members may stop freaking out now. I have no intentions of quitting my wonderful teaching job  to go meandering around the US in my new beauty while I write and not live up to my "potential". However, I hope that we can make at least one adventure in her.

J and I plan on putting some TLC in Firefly and then selling her for a profit. (That is unless I can talk him into keeping Firefly just for fun.)

Won't she look great with the Vespa and Linus the bike at the beach?!?!?!

We will post updates and before/after pictures so you will be able to see her achieve full potential.

So very thankful that I continue to live the dream...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can't Get Enough

Oh Jimmy and Justin.... I can't get enough of you. ;)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Morning Music

He is playing for free at Grimey's on Tuesday.

An Adult Saturday

Today, I...
-watched the snow spittle
-made breakfast (oj and bagel)
-ran errand for Amy
-went to Parent Teacher Store
-watched my dad coach his basketball team
-got lunch
-cleaned part of my room
-worked on an exam that is due Monday morning
-tried several times to read a book called Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (real page turner... that is if you turn the page back to what you just "read")
-got distracted with the thought of possibility of seeing my fave guilty pleasure in concert this summer
-went for pizza with roommate
-kicked myself for forgetting that Yann Martel was speaking at library today (author of Life of Pi)
-worked on taxes
-freaked out about taxes (considering I am going have to pay about double what I normally get back!)
-tried to read book again
-gave up reading book
-worked on exam some more
-completed lesson plans for Monday and Tuesday
-double checked taxes to make sure everything was correct
-worked on budget and debt snowball
-gave up all hopes of seeing guilty pleasure in concert due to lack of funds
-called boyfriend
-set up/installed printer
-wrote checks
-made list of things to do tomorrow
and hopefully soon I will go to sleep.

Whatever happened to Saturdays of cartoons, big wheels, ice cream, and books for fun?!?!

Here's to hoping that tomorrow is more fun/restful/productive in a no freak-out sort of way. :)