Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some recent thoughts

For my dad's birthday a couple of days ago we made a homemade (Except for the crust!) graham cracker crust strawberry agave yogurt pie! It was lovely. I tried to channel a little Julia Child/Martha Stewart with the decoration on top...ha. It tasted yummy though! Ignore the frozen peas in the background.

Lately I have been struggling with the deeper meanings of my outward struggle with my weight. For some people they just really love food...way too much. For me it's partly that, but also dealing with the emotional and spiritual reason for why I overeat. Lots of great breakthroughs and God is showing me a ton! It's almost too much for this 18 hours of school tak'n girl, but I am surviving!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A little disaster

It's always more fun reading about other people's mishaps. I love laughing with them (never at!) but when it comes to my own disasters it can be just as funny as long as you have the right attitude. I try. I really do!

I was doing my hair in the bathroom getting ready to leave for the night when all of a sudden all hell breaks loose. The hose from the wall to the toilet came undone and started spraying water all over the place!

I shrieked and ran out of the bathroom not knowing what to do. Thankfully at mom and dad's place we've had lots of toilet disasters and I knew how to turn the water off, but not before I was soaked (white t-shirt...lovely!) I turned the knob the wrong way at first and got freaked out that it was broken, too. Nope. Just turned it the other way and then there was silence all except for the water dripping off of me, the wall, and the sloshing of water on the floor.

A call to the landlord was in order. Hopefully we'll get that fixed today. There was probably 1-2 inches of water on the floor. About ten towels were used and also my fan was deployed for duty. The best part of the night was reenacting my experience for my roommates who got a kick out my horrified facial expressions. Whew. I am so glad that is over.

We have another bathroom near the kitchen, but we don't like to use that one because there have been several roach sightings. Still when you have to have to go.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

5K results!

I did something today I couldn't imagine doing in '07. I jogged/fast walked a 5k! I am so proud of myself and I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift. Even though I hate the treadmill with a passion (documented here) I felt so excited to be doing the 5k finally! I have my sights set on a 10k in June. It leaves me around 14 weeks to get to where I won't pass out after the 4.5 mile marker! My time was 40:56 which my brother who is a Marine says that I am shuffling, but he is just being annoying!

It's just going to get better!

I am looking at this training schedule:

June here I come!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lazy Afternoon

I woke up this morning with a lovely bloodshot eye, but the upside was that I had to see the eye doctor anyways this morning. All is well. Most likely allergies. I got a new queen mattress so that is where I have been hanging out with my beagle/dachshund/terrier mix Gabby. I have also been trying to figure out my last semester of college. I desperately want out now, but that elusive piece of paper is only going to be available to me in December. It will be here before I know it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

On the Flipside

One of the hardest things I had to do this past week was watch my brother walk away from me under the hazy lights outside of a motel. I got three amazing days of on and off goofy fun with him (he still had to work in the midst of our visit) and it was a gift. I was thankful for all of that time. I knew going into it that it was going to be extremely painful at the end of the trip. I tried to ignore it the whole time I was there with him that I was going to have to say goodbye.

Being on the base was another reminder of how much of a different world it is!

This is from Dunkin' Donuts after my parents and I went for a workout. Let me tell you running down a path with military vehicles flying by you on the highway slightly humorous.

It was a wonderful trip. It was filled with a lot of souvenir hunting and t shirt buying. Most of all it was fun hanging out with little bro!

This was my favorite item at the PX. I want one if I ever get an office job.

It's going to be a long year without him, but I know God is with him and I know He will teach us both amazing things!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Take a Walk On the Not so Wild Side

It got a little chilly here, but I still had to get out and walk as the sun is setting. Spring is starting to pop out all over the place. I hope we don't have another freeze. I love seeing the dogwood trees in bloom.
It's really cool to me to feel God close by while I'm walking. It could just be the feeling of the sun on my face and the cool breeze at my back that just reminds me that he loves me enough to create a planet with seasons. Can you imagine summer all year long or winter forever?
One of the only things I like about my astronomy class for school is the fact that I can continually see the tiny things God did when he created the earth so that we don't freeze to death or get stun gunned by the power of the Sun!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Sometimes life is weird. God throws you curve balls and you have to rely on him as they come. My sweet brother is in the Marine Corps and is going to be deploying very soon. First he had told us that it would be six months from now and now it has been moved up. I am very sad. He will be gone longer than we thought too. I always get teary-eyed when I see the ROTC students on my campus in their uniforms on Thursdays. I am so proud of our Military. Keep them in your prayers.

My sweet dog Gabby. I don't know what I would do with out my little sweet girlie!