Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stuff's Going Around...

Three weeks ago, I was sick.  I was on medication that wiped out a sinus infection.

Two weeks ago, my sister was sick.  She still is, actually; she's got another week of medicine for her sinus infection.

Yesterday, my boyfriend had to cancel plans because he caught some sort of stomach illness that left him in severe pain.

Today, my mom has come down with a cold.

Stuff is going around, dear readers.  Be careful and use plenty of sanitizer.


Monday, May 30, 2011


Today is Memorial Day. 

It is the day we recognize all those brave men and women serving now and who had served in the past.  They sacrifice everything to keep us safe; we should never forget that.  You want to know what a hero looks like?  Look at them.

My dad is off today from both jobs, which is nice.  We're going to do some fun things as a family this morning.  Then later tonight my boyfriend is coming over for dinner.  My mom is grilling stuff.  She is awesome at running the grill, and I always look forward to it.  She makes this really good marinade that she puts on chicken and beef; it's got like ginger and garlic in it.  So, so good.

  Afterwards, Trevor and I are going to go look at the stars. 

I love looking at stars.  I know it sounds boring to some of you, but really it's quite peaceful.  You lay there on a blanket and stare at the sky; it's so big it feels like it could swallow you whole.  The stars glitter, the wind blows the trees, and it's quiet.

I love it.

I love having a boy in my life who appreciates it as well.

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day.  Remember those in the service, remember the reason for the holiday.  And enjoy your time with your loved ones.  Time is too short to let it go.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend Fun.

Today, I go to the first graduation party of the season.  One of my sister's friends has graduated, so we are going to his party.  Next weekend is my sister's party.

I am amazed and so proud of these graduates.  They earned the title.  High school is not easy in the least; the fact that they have graduated is amazing.  Especially in a time when so many drop.

Rocky Horror Friday night was ok.  It was more fun waiting in line and hanging out than it was seeing the actual show.  Which is kind of sad, but true.  We've all decided we don't want to go back. 

Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  So many people forget the real reason we celebrate the holiday.  It's to recognize and remember our Veterans for all they do. 

Now, we are having a BBQ tomorrow.  And my boyfriend is coming over.  And it will be fun.  But we also will remember the reason for the day.  It's important, you know.

And now I must fly.  There is a party to get to.


Friday, May 27, 2011


We are going to Rocky Horror tonight!  I am so stoked.  It's going to be myself, my sister, my boyfriend, and a few people from speech class.  It is going to be so much fun.  I can not wait.

But wait I must. 

That's ok, though.  I have other things I can do today. 

I made a CD for my boyfriend.  It's the first time I've made a mixed CD for a boy who I am head over heels for.  Perhaps it's a little cheesy, but I don't care.  I am happy, folks.  And making things for a wonderful guy who appreciates it is great.

It's a beautiful day here.  I feel like it's perfect for going outside.

And on that note, I'm off to start my day.  Enjoy your Friday and this disjointed blog post.  I'll update again tomorrow.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


You guys get a double post today, also.

Today, my little sister is 18. 

Today, we celebrate how awesome she is.  (She had to go to the doctor today for a sinus infection.  And know what?  Instead of whining and complaining about being sick on her day, she took it like a boss.  That is how awesome she is.)

Today, we recognize that there is one more adult in the world, one more voter in the booth, and one more (possibly) lucky scratch ticket winner.

This is for her.  She is my best friend.  We have a bond that only sisters can have.  And I love her.

Happy Birthday, sis.  Enjoy your day, beautiful girl.


It Has Begun.

My boyfriend, Trevor, is a gamer. 

He has like four different gaming systems at home, a hand held PS3 (I think that's what it is) that he takes with him places, and plays computer games.  His game collection is huge. 

I have nothing against this.  In fact, I think it's kind of awesome.

But I realized today that it has bled over onto me. 

Being the cool guy that he is, Trev decided to get us a Nintendo Gamecube.  It was used and he got a really great deal on it. (I did protest at first though, mainly because I'm not used to having people outside my family spend money on me.  I'm gradually getting used to the idea that he likes doing things like that and that it's ok because we are dating.  I know.  I'm an odd one, lol.) 

Katie and I have spent many dirt talking sessions playing Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. since we got it.  It is a lot of fun, even if I do get my tush whooped on most occasions.  We can be competitive, and he knew that, so it's perfect for us.

Then there's Minecraft.

Does anyone out there play Minecraft?  Because in the past three weeks I have become hopelessly adddicted to it.  It is that crazy fun.  It's just legos and digging and...smacking sheep.  I'm really enjoying it.

Which means that I am becoming a gamer. 

Oh well.  At least it's not drugs.  And with my super cute boyfriend helping me, I don't see how it can be a bad thing. =)

Happy Thursday, dear cyberland readers.  And go try Minecraft if you haven't already.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Tomorrow is my sister's birthday. 

It's kind of hard to believe.  She's going to be 18.  It's crazy.  My baby sister is growing up.

I'm taking her out today to celebrate.  We're going to go see that new movie, Bridesmaids.  Then we're going for lunch.  It's going to be a lot of fun.

Enjoy your day, dear readers.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Days.

So I haven't found a job. 

That's ok,  though.  I've decided I have the rest of my life to work, so I'm going to enjoy what I have right now.  I'm going to spend time with my family, spend time with my friends.  I'm going to sleep in, stay up late staring at stars, and dance in the rain.

Frankly, it's been a lot of fun and we're only two weeks in.

I forgot how much fun it was to just relax.  To let myself act my age instead of trying to be mature and grown up all the time.  To let myself be goofy.

Yes, there are times when maturity are needed.  But for now, I just want to act like a 20 year old.  I want to have fun.

And I am.

I hope the rest of you are enjoying your summers so far, dear readers.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Still Here.

In so many ways.

First of all, the world didn't end yesterday.  I'm rather happy about it.  I mean, as prepared as I am for zombies and whatnot, I really have waay too much going on to have the world destroyed right now.  So happy.  I want to finish college, have a job, get married and have kids, etc.

Second of all, I'm still here on my blog too.  I know updating has been hit or miss this month.  I don't mean to be so lax, I'm just caught up in life right now.  I'm happy, believe it or not.  I have a wonderful man in my life, a great family, school finished on a high note, and everything is going well.  Plus I've been sick.  That always plays a part in it.

So don't fret, my dear readers.  I'm back in business.  I'm going to try to update every day from now until the end of the year.  Wish me luck.

Katie got her black belt yesterday.  I am so proud of her! It was hard to watch -  there were a lot of tears and pain and hardship to go around.  But she did it!! And it's amazing!  And she earned every bit of it, too. =D

And now I must go and get things ready.  Tonight is going to be fun - my boyfriend is coming over for dinner again. =)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The End of the World?

Apparently tomorrow is the end of the world. 

Who'da thunk it.  Personally, I don't buy it. 

I mean, we as humans don't know when the world is going to end.  That's for God alone to know.  It's kind of conceited of us to assume that we know or think we know. 

Tomorrow is going to be a normal Saturday for me.  Katie is getting her black belt.  I'm dog sitting.  There will be a breakfast date with my mom to catch up on everything going on.  We'll be going to dinner as a family.  My boyfriend will text me before I go to bed. 

Normal Saturday routine.

Will the world end?  Only time will tell.  But honestly, I don't think it's going to.  Not yet, at least. 

Enjoy your Friday, dear readers.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sloppy, Sloppy, Sloppy.

Now that I've broken my challenge, it seems like I've been getting sloppy with updating.  I need to not let that happen.  Even if I haven't been able to update every day for a year, I need to at least try to stay consistant.  Bleh.

So here's what's been going on with me, dear readers.

I have a sinus infection.  It has knocked me out on my back and won't let me get up.  Happily, I get to stay in bed today as long as possible and lounge in my pajama's.  I don't feel nearly as bad as I did yesterday.  This is a good thing - it means that my anti-biotics are doing what they are supposed to be doing.

My boyfriend is coming over for dinner on Sunday again.  I like that he feels comfortable enough to eat with my family.  It makes me very happy.

My sister is getting her black belt on Saturday.  She's nervous; I don't blame her at all.  I'm nervous for her.  But I know she's going to get it and that she's going to do a great job.  I have complete confidence in her.  Then next week she turns 18.  It's crazy, isn't it?  Maybe it only feels crazy to me.  She is my baby sister after all.

We're going to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with some people from my speech class next week as well.  It's my birthday gift to my sister.  So far, it's her, me, my boyfriend, our friend from our group speech and her family.  It's going to be a lot of fun.  I'm really excited.

And that's all that's going on here.  I'm ready for my ears to stop itching and burning; also need my throat to stop aching.  Note to self: even if playing in the rain seems like a good idea, it's not.  Don't do it.

Have a great Wednesday, dear readers.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Sinus Infection.

Crazy weather, making my sinuses go all crazy on me.  Bleh.

I guess it was time for the annual sinus infection.  That doesn't mean I have to like it, though. 

The nice thing was that I was still able to go out with my boyfriend.  And he took care of me on top of it.  How it is that I am blessed to have a considerate, funny, sweet, intelligent, nerdy boy in my life, I don't know.  But I am not complaining at all. 

And on that note, I need sleep.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dinner: Success

My boyfriend, Trevor, came over to eat dinner with my family tonight.

First of all, let me just say that this is the first time anything like this has happened before.  I've never had a guy over for dinner, let alone a guy who I adore.  I'll be honest - I was a little nervous.  As much as I love my family, all of us can be a little hard to take at times.

I had no reason to worry.

He fit right in with us.  I  knew he fit with me (which is a wonderful realization, let me tell you), but it was great getting to see him interact with my sister and my parents.  He was able to hold conversations, keep up with the humor, and relax.

And all of them like him a lot.  Which is good.  Because even if they didn't, I would still adore him, so it would make it harder.

The next thing is meeting my friends, which I'm not too worried about.

Now, if I could just relax around his family...Time, I think, is going to be the answer there.

Have a wonderful night, cyberland readers.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday = Rainy

And I have been battling a migraine for most of the day.  Joy.

But we need the rain and I like the rain, so I'm not really complaining.  I just wish my head would make up its mind.  Seriously. 

I went to see "Priest" last night with Trevor.  It was the first time I had seen a 3-D movie.  I am a proud wearer of prescription glasses, so I wasn't sure if the 3-D glasses would fit over my real ones or if it would even work for me. 

For all my readers who also wear glasses, there is good news.  The glasses fit without a hitch and I was able to enjoy the film with no problem.

The quality of the film was another matter entirely.

It wasn't terrible.  There were moments where it was really good and there were some cool action scenes.  But character developement was flat, the story felt like it had holes, and on the whole it felt like there was a lot missing.  It was still a blast, though. 

(I think it was the company I was with. =D)

Tomorrow is graduation Sunday up at our church.  My baby sister is graduating high school, so it's going to be monumental.  I am so proud of her; at the same time, I can't believe she's almost 18 and done with school.  Where did the time go?  I am blown away at how far she's come.  How far we've both come, actually.

And that's a little sentimental.  Let's leave with a happy, non-teary subject.

My headache is nearly gone.  The rain is nice.  And tomorrow is going to be a good day. 

Enjoy your Saturday, dear readers.


Friday, May 13, 2011


My challenge has been broken.  I could have sworn I updated yesterday about snow and whatnot, but apparently not. 

This is rather disappointing, actually.  But, if you think about it, I did pretty well for the most part.  I mean, it's May and I've only missed one post.  That's pretty good.

So here's today's exciting post of excitement.

My final grades got posted.  I made straight A's again this semester.  Considering how the semester started off, I think this is incredibly impressive.  I somehow got my butt in gear and made it happen.  No complaints here.

I bought a new swimsuit today.  Normally it's an activity I dread, but the first one I tried on was perfect.  It's a blue one piece that makes me look slim and, dare I say it, lovely.  Now I can go swimming this summer without feeling awkward.

Tonight, my boyfriend and I are going out to dinner with our speech class.  It's going to be a lot of fun seeing everyone and catching up.  And just celebrating surviving the semester.  Then he and I are going to go see a movie.

I still can't believe how happy I am right now.  I'm on a bit of an emotional overload, actually, which is both nice and exhausting.  I slept like a rock last night - that hardly ever happens.  The weather outside is beautiful right now, and I'm having fun. 

And on that note, I'm off.  Enjoy your evening, dear readers.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rainy Day Post.

It's raining.  Which is good, because otherwise, it would be snowing.  I've said it a million and one times on here at least, but I'll say it again for good measure: rain is good, snow is bad.  Rain reminds me of home.  Snow makes me want to cry.

Unless it's winter, Christmas, or around Christmas.  That's different.  Then it's magical.

I'm trying to decide what to do today.  Should I make it a productive day?  What is the definition of a productive day anyway? 

On the one hand, I could clean.  I have a room that looks like a twister hit it, the bathroom is kind of a mess, and I really should sweep the kitchen.  Maybe redecorate my bedroom walls.

On the other hand, I could just spend the whole day reading the manga my boyfriend (it's going to take a while for me to get used to saying that...in a good way, of course, lol) lent me, catching up on celebrity gossip (I don't know about anyone else, but I need a healthy dose of it from time to time), and knitting my scarves.  If I go with this option, I might even work a bit on the collection of poetry I started at the beginning of the semester when everything felt like it was going to hell.

Hmm.  Yeah, the second option I think has won.  It is a perfect day for doing nothing.

I got a copy of People's Magazine yesterday so that I could catch up on the Royal Wedding stuff.  I know, I know.  It's very hyped up.  But you know what?  Kate got her fairytale and frankly, I think it's romantic.  I'm kind of a sucker for that anyway, so maybe it doesn't count though. 

I just love how in love they are.  You can tell in all of their pictures that he really loves her and that she really loves him.  The fact that she's a commoner is cool too.  It shows that when it's right, no barriers - social, religious, etc. - can hold it back.  Total fairytale.

Plus her dress is beautiful.  I don't think it's something that I would wear, but it looks astounding on her.  Weddings are one of those things that some girls dream about their whole lives; I love watching them when they work out.

My cousin is getting married this summer.  I'm kind of bummed we don't get to go to the wedding.  He's the last of my family to get married; that ultimately means that theoretically, I'm next.  Although, we could end up doing what my cousins did and my sister could get hitched first.  It could happen. 

I like to think of it as not on my time table but rather on God's time table.  It makes me a lot less stressed and takes an insane amount of pressure off of me.  And really, I waited and God brought me the most wonderful guy, so I don't see a problem in my way of thinking.

My job interview with Macy's fell through.  I got an email yesterday telling me that my interview was cancelled because they already filled the position.  I'm not as bummed out as I feel like I should be.  I think it would have been a good place to work, but maybe it means I'm supposed to be somewhere else.  Who knows.

My phone has also been giving me a boatload of trouble.  Last night I plugged it in; it said it was charging, so I went to sleep confident that it would be fully charged when I woke up.  I got up this morning and turned it on, only to be told that the battery was about to die.  So after talking with my dad, I swapped out my memory card with his. 

Now I have two phones with me this morning.  One is my dad's with my memory card in it; the other is mine with his memory card in it.  Oh, and the trouble phone is now saying it has a full battery.

I can't wait until we renew our contract and can get new phones.  Just another few weeks...

Yup, that about sums up my existance at this moment.  Enjoy you're Wednesday, dear readers. =)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Kisses and First Dates.

Yesterday was an amazing day.  After thinking about it, I have decided to share with you, dear readers, why it was so amazing.  Don't worry, there won't be a lot of detail.  (My dad does reads this, after all.)

So, let's start from the beginning.

I was in a public speaking class this previous semester as you will probably recall.  It was a lot more fun than I expected; heck, any class that gives me an A for presenting about zombies and the end of the world gets points in my book.  But that's not the whole reason why it was fun or important.

Insert: The Group Speech.

So, I normally have a huge adversion to group projects.  I mean, you either get stuck with a sucky group that makes you do all the work (been there, done that) or you end up with a group where no one can decide what they want to do (also been there, done that).  I wanted to be in a good group, so I asked one woman if she would be in a group with me.  She agreed, then asked a fellow student to join as well to make a group of three.

Insert: Trevor.

Trevor is this wonderful guy who is smart, funny, and likes to read.  He also has a killer smile, although I might be biased at this point. :) Also, I know I don't normally use names here, but this is different.  This is so very, very different.

If I'm being honest with myself, I didn't really notice him as anything other than a classmate until about a week into the group speech prep when I had probably the worst week of my entire semester.

Insert: The Meltdown.

It was a Tuesday when I broke my perfect attendence in public speaking.  I had a mini panic attack; I needed out of the school, pronto.  It was my third day in a row crying and I started before I even left the building.  I ended up crying the whole way home, and I couldn't understand why I was feeling so crappy.  It was awful.

The following Thursday, I saw Trevor sitting at a table on the fourth floor that would later become a hang out point for us.  Feeling idiotic for missing class, I went over and apologized, then asked if I had missed anything vital.  He filled me in.  And then he did something incredible.

He asked me if I was ok.

And when he asked, he was genuinely concerned.  I hadn't really had that happen before.  Sure, your family is genuine when they ask you, but a guy who barely knows you?  That's rare.  It made me feel better about things, even if I couldn't figure out why.

Insert: The Growth of a Friendship

As the semester passed and as we worked on our group speech, I had the opportunity to get to know Trevor better.  We found things we had in common: books we had read as kids, music that we both like, our families.  He was (and is) a gentleman; he opened doors, gave me rides home, texted me goodnight.

It wasn't too long before I started thinking about him as my best friend.

And it wasn't too long after that when I began to think of him as possibly more than that.

Insert: Hesitation

Now, I have had issues with guys in the past.  It's not anything against them.  It's just that I'm a germ phobe, a space freak, and a bit insecure about myself at times.  On top of that, I've been burned what feels like a million times in the past without dating any of them.  None of them fit me.  None of them understood me.  All of them were...wrong.  And it hurt.

Hence, hesitation.

It took me several days to sort out how I felt about Trevor and about the idea of dating him.  Was I ready to commit to something like that should it come up? Could I balance everything? Would I be able to still be myself and not lose my identity? 

More importantly, could he handle me?  Space issues, germ issues, history behaviors including mood swings.  It's a lot for someone to take in.  Was he even interested?  I couldn't bring myself to put it all out there; if he didn't feel the same way, I would have been crushed.

So I played it safe, focused on my grades, and talked to him nearly every day.

Insert: The Start of Summer Break

The last day of school, I attempted to lay it all out.  It didn't go the way I had planned, but he didn't reject me.  Instead, he gave me a somewhat hint saying that his princess wore glasses.  I figured that was a good thing.

We talked the whole weekend and he invited me to hang out with him yesterday.  We made plans to get lunch, go to one of my favorite parks, and watch a movie.  I picked "You've Got Mail" to watch, partially because I love it and partially because I wanted to see what would happen.

I didn't have to wait that long. 

Insert: The Park

There we were, sitting on a bench at the park, overlooking the beautiful scenary around us.  The wind was blowing, the sky was open, and honestly, I felt incredibly content.

He asked me how I felt about him.  I told him, and one thing led to another.  And then...

He kissed me.

Yeah, I would be lying if I said it didn't freak me out a little at first.  But that passed very quickly.  He was very gentle with me, the way that I needed it to be.

And then he asked if he could be my boyfriend.

Obviously I said yes.  I would have been crazy not to.

And that is what happened yesterday.  We had a blast hanging out and spending time talking.  I honestly could not be happier right now. 

Apparently he's liked me a lot longer than I liked him.  What can I say, I'm a fairly confused individual most of the time.  It takes me a while.  The reason he waited was school - both of us needed to finish the semester strong, and this would have gotten in the way initally, I think. 

I'm glad he waited, though.  I have this feeling that I would have taken off running like a scared rabbit if he hadn't.

He was totally worth the wait. :)  Totally and completely.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Best. Day. Ever.

I am no longer a single intelligent young woman.  I am now an intelligent young woman in a relationship with an intelligent young man. 

I am so freaking happy.  You have no idea.

More tomorrow.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mother's day.  To all of you moms out there, I hope you enjoy your day.  Really and truly, moms are the best.  I don't know where I would be without mine (as crazy as she can be sometimes, lol).

We made mom breakfast and lunch today, and are planning on making dinner.  Plus, we got her some stuff from Bath and Body Works.  It's been a pretty good day. :)

It is so hot here.  There is no breeze.  I've never been a huge fan of super hot weather, but normally I can handle it when there's somesort of air movement.  Yeah, not today.  It is completely dead outside.  Ugh.

Oh well.  What are you going to do, right?

Enjoy your Mother's Day, everyone!


Saturday, May 7, 2011


I realized it's Saturday, not Sunday.

And the day got better.  So don't worry too much about the previous post.  We're all good now.

Holy Cow.

We got cut off at the gas station today.  Twice, actually.  Thank you, wealthy people who think they own the world, thank you.

Because my mom is now on a rampage.  She has become the ultimate road rage driver - yelling, cutting people off, and all the rest.  She has dropped my sister and I off at home and has taken the car to an undisclosed location.  I don't know what she's going to do.

I think this should upset me more than it does, but the truth is that I'm used to it.  Her mood swings are awful, and while she's nice most of the time, she has moments where things hit her the wrong way and set her off.

What a lovely Sunday, huh?


Friday, May 6, 2011


It's the first day of summer break.

So naturally, my body decided  I needed to wake up at five this morning on my own.  You know, even though I was allowed to sleep in.  Lovely.

But I'm not complaining.

I have a baby sitting gig this afternoon, so I might take a nap between now and then.  Other than that, I basically plan on knitting Harry Potter scarves most of my day and maybe doing some writing.  I love not really having any responsibilities right now.

Next week is my job interview.  I'm pretty excited.  I should have no trouble getting hired.  And working with clothing has the potential to be incredibly fun.  =D

I think I'm going to try to go back to bed now.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last Day!

This is it.  This is the last day of my spring semester.  As soon as it's over, I can go home and do nothing for a week.  Summer can begin.

I'm feeling optimistic about this summer.  Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the promise of fun, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm not going anywhere.  I really don't know.  But I plan on actually making the most of this break.

Right now, I'm bored out of my mind.  I don't have my middle class and I forgot my book today.  I knew that would be a mistake.  It's like Murphy's law - if you have it, you don't read it, but if you don't have it, you'll wish you did.  At some point I'm supposed to meet up with one of my friends, but he's tied up with homework, so I don't know if that's going to end up coming about.

Oh well.  There's plenty I can do still.  Like finish updating this.

I'm really excited about not having to do homework for a full three months.  I love the writing, but I felt like most of my stuff wasn't my best this time around.  I'm ready to be working on things that I love and care about.  My stories, my collection of poetry, my knitting.

It's just going to be nice. 

I have a babysitting job tomorrow.  That should be fun.  It's only for a few hours, so I think I'll survive.  No extra issues with the dog the last time I watched her, so that's a good thing.  And then I can kick back and enjoy my weekend.

I'm a little nervous about my job interview.  It's not for another two weeks, but still.  I have like five dates that I need to have off; I hope they can let me have them.  I hope I get the job. 

I hope summer doesn't blow up in my face.

But let's think about happy things.  There's no snow on the ground, the sun is shining, and I'm wearing green.  It's going to be a good rest of the day. =)

Enjoy your Thursday, my dear readers.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May the 4th Be With You.

Happy Star Wars day, my fellow nerdy readers!

It's a beautiful day here.  The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and my homework is nearly done for the entire semester.  Then the fun of summer can begin.

I finally have a job interview.  It's over at Macy's.  I'm pretty excited.  Provided they don't work me to death, I think it can be a fun job.  Plus, they have the cutest clothes and I might be able to get a discount, which is nice.  We'll see how it goes; I'll keep everyone posted.

Tomorrow is my last day of school for the semester.  Provided I don't screw up between now and then, I'm going to have my 4.0 again.  This makes me immensely happy.

And now I get to go finish up what I have left.  Afterwards, I plan on knitting until my fingers fall off and reading until my eyes blur.  Because that sounds like a plan to me.

Welcome, summer.  Welcome. =D


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

One Day.

One day left of school.  One day left of school.  One day left of school.

Sleep now.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Challenge Time

Today, I'm challenging mother nature. 

Oh yeah.  It's May 2nd, it's Colorado, and while there's talk of snow on the horizon, I'm doing the unthinkable.  I'm wearing my flip flops.

I don't know what it is about flip flops that I love so much.  Part of it is the ease of access with them - slip them on, slip them off; no hassle.  If I want to feel the grass between my toes, I just have to kick them off.  No socks required.  And I can show off my blue nail polish, too.

I think the other part, though, is what they represent.  Summer, warm weather, time with friends.  Relaxing and doing nothing.  Being mellow.  Anyone else get that vibe from flip flops?  Or sandals in general?  They are the ultimate relax shoe.

This is my last week of school.  I'm pretty happy about it for the most part.  I think the only thing I'm not excited about is not getting to see my friends on a regular basis.  But that's where summer and mutal effort come in, I suppose.

And then in the fall we get to start all over again.

On that note, enjoy your Monday, dear readers.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st

It's the first day of May.  I'm having trouble believing it.  The weather outside does not feel like May weather - it's overcast and cold, with the promise of not getting out of the 40's.  There was snow on the ground yesterday morning.

I don't know where my year went.  So much of it has passed in a blur.  This semester has flown.  It's had it's ups and downs, but I can assure you that it is finishing on an upswing.  I am so happy with where I am right now; it's a feeling I'm not used to, but one that I can definitely get used to.

It looks like I might even finish the semester with a 4.0 again.  I wasn't expecting that at all; in fact, I've been trying to not obsessively monitor my grades because it nearly drove me mad last semester.  It seems that relaxing has paid off. 

This month is going to hold so much.  My sister gets her blackbelt, turns 18, and graduates high school.  I am so happy for her!  My semester finishes up this week; then I either get a job (if anyone calls me for an interview) or try to figure out what I'm going to do with myself.  I'm going to see a movie, get burgers, see Rocky Horror again. 

And maybe the weather will warm up.  With warmer weather and plans with friends, I feel like this is going to be such a great break.

My face hurts from smiling.

I'm tired because I've been up later than normal texting.

I'm losing weight, I'm writing more, I'm focusing better.

Things are finally on track again.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my dear readers.  And happy May first. :)