Saturday, April 23, 2011


Daddy and Pennisu just left after a quick visit!
It was such a good time, though!  We had Indian for lunch yesterday with Abbie and Mexican and Sushi for dinner last night!  An interesting combo but the food was good!
We watched the Magic lose last night and played some Dutch Blitz!
Starbucks in the AM where we had coffee and hot chocolate while enjoying their photos from their Napa trip!

Then, on the way out I saw two of whom I could not remember his name.
We stopped at the USC bookstore where I could not remember someone else's name.  I remember them both, now.  Too late.  Gah.

My philosophy paper is calling me this afternoon, as is Aristotle to be read.  I am so thankful that Dr. Gentry is not rigid about deadlines!

Tonight is the tin-tinabulation at church : )

And, Easter tomorrow!  He is Risen!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm Blessed

I am so blessed to be able to attend Church of the Apostles.
I just finished reading The Epistle.  I'm not sure what it's purpose is (a thought provoker, a news letter?, a church publication?).  My guess would be a church publication with the purpose of provoking thought. 
Anyway, I read it just a few minutes ago and was so blessed! 
I am only sad that I have a year left in Columbia (probably), because I want to keep attending this church!

Yesterday was Palm Sunday and there was a beautiful Passion reading and at the end they stripped the alter, which included the priests taking off their outer robes.  The alter was covered with a black clothe.  Until next Sunday when it will be uncovered because Jesus is alive!

For those of you who read my blog and attend church of the the Epistle!  Please make the time!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Do you know the feeling of discontentment that causes you to not know what you want, although, you know that you desire something?
That is how I feel.
I want something.  Except, I think I know what I want.
I want my homework to disappear without having to do anything.
I want to read for fun, watch movies guilt free, and sleep.
I want to sleep.
I want to spend time with friends.

I'm sorry. I realize the last seven sentences begin with, "I" and five of them begin with, "I want."

Today has been busy.
Walker 2 breakfast with Mer, Renel, and Judy and some walkers 2ers.
Leadership meeting for next years Senate and Res. Life.
Engagement party for Kelly and Joel.
And now....homework.
When I get to it.
Which will be next.
I hope.

Anyway, I am greatly looking forward to having time to read for fun, this summer!

Bon voyage!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Yes, yes, I know.
I am a dreamer.  A traveling dreamer.  A traveling dreamer with a desire to go many more places.
I want a personal photographer that will know exactly what pictures to take so that I can just walk and look.
Sometimes, as much as I love photos, it is too stressful to take pictures and enjoy what I am seeing!

Guys have it easy.  Their wallets fit in their pockets.  My purse does not.
It seems so luxurious to be able to walk with no hindrance.

I just want to see the world.  I want to learn languages and speak to the people in the places I go in their own language.

Is that so much to ask?

Shoot.  I have been working on my short story and I just thought of another beginning to an idea.
This is my problem.  The next one is always better than the one I just had.
I don't want to be mediocre.  I want to be excellent.

School is over is 29 days.  I am excited.

Prayer day was today.
It was fantastic!
The last prayer session I did was for Family Relationships.
Unlike the first two sessions, ours was only five people.  Five wonderful people.  We prayed together, for each other, and a few of us even cried together.
It was good.
Today has been a day of, what I hope will become, healing.
Everyone needs healing from something.
Some need more than others.
Some don't acknowledge that they need it.
I need it.
Today was good.

Friday, April 8, 2011

"It's Friday"

I must say, tomorrow is Friday.  Which means, today is Thursday.
Yes, I might just attach that video for you all to get a kick out of it.
I am catching up on some Wisdom Lit....and then BED!
Tomorrow Becky arrives!!! I have not seen her since last MAY!  Maybe even April....but I think May.
Anyway, it has been AGES!  And, I miss her!
It is going to be awesome!
THEN, Saturday is Jr./Sr.
SO excited.

Abbie and I went shopping and we both found our dresses! And....I got some awesome heels!

And...there is the video : )
It is......basically....awful....but funny.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3:49 AM

I have seen the wee hours of the morning far too many times.  I have no reason to be awake other than I do not feel well and I cannot sleep.
It is awful.
I need sleep.
Normally sleep and I are great friends!
I really have no new thoughts, other than I am soooooooo ready for school to be finished.  Homework is so overrated.  And, I need time to recuperate.  From what?  Lack of family time!  I need to just spend time with my family without being inhibited by homework.

I can tell you....facebook is dead at this time of the morning. 
I know...lame. But, when I am this tired...and just want to be in bed...all that can move is my finger.

The wind is blowing ferociously outside!  I don't know why.  Daddy warned me about storms.

And, now the electricity is flashing. Oh boy.
I hope we are not having a tornado warning.  I just want to keep lying here on the couch!
We are under a tornado watch which means...we need to watch for them. 
It is also thundering.  The electricity is flickering.
Alright. Goodbye.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Dilemma...

I have a dilemma.  I don't know what to do with my summer.  I missed being home last summer so much, and now it seems as if this may be my last summer officially home....although, maybe I will have one more.

Summertime in the mountains of Virginia is my favorite!  Swimming in the river, family, cookouts, Bible is so much fun.  However, I want to spend time with Daddy and Pennisu.  I want to know them better and for them to know me better...and I want it to just be life to stay with them...not a vacation.  Although...I am so up for going to the beach a few times : )

Anyway, this is where I find myself.  This is also why I am so thankful that God knows what is best for my summer so that as I keep pushing forward, emailing people, calling people, and trying to find a job, ultimately He knows where I will be.

Anyway, school is proceeding as usual.  I am going dress shopping tonight for the Jr./Sr. at school!!!
Yes, I am very excited!!!!

I am doing homework.  I need to work on my Philosophy paper some more.  And....Spanish.  I just desperately want to be able to speak it so I can move on to French...or German.  I am having this intense desire to speak French!

Au revoir.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

100th Post

This is my 100th post!!!
I know, it's not a big deal to you, but I am a sentimental and nostalgic person so any "firsts", "lasts", and anniversary type things I like.

All that to say, I have been extremely busy and wanted my 100th blog to be thought out.
No, at the moment I don't know where I am going to take it....although I have some ideas.

I need to let things go.  I can argue and debate about things until I am finally deflated and could care less.  I am reaching that point/I am so out of control that I want to do something but know that nothing I do will change any of things I want to change.

I am writing a story for my creative writing class.  I want this story to be incredible!  As in, fantastic!  I need to finish it and have it edited by many people so it will be at its prime for being presented to my class.

Now, time for a reflection.

In the past 100 posts, minus two or four, I have traveled and experience many new things, adjusted back to home life, come back to "real" school (studying abroad is so fun), spent time with my lovely roommate, made new friends, grown old friendships, and discovered new facets to my life.

Now for pressing matters.

I have a growing summer book list and my class schedule for next semester is hugely up for debate.
There is one particular course I would like to take...but I don't want to get into it and not enjoy it.  However, the reading would be very educational and growing.  Then, I want to take Psalms but it conflicts with Theology 1, which means I will have to take a Monday class....which I really do not want to do.

I have letter to respond to and so much homework.
Philosophy papers....of gracious.
And reading...buh.
But, may I say, I love my friends so much.
I have become better friends with one individual and next year is going to be so much as we all live in the apartments and have conversations and cook together...and sip tea!

Needless to say, I am looking forward to the future with great anticipation!  Honestly, I am already, at times, getting Senioritis.  But, I am not ready to be finished yet.

My roommate graduates at the end of this semester.  She is amazing.  I am going to miss her so much.  Just knowing she is not on campus seems awful!!!

So, this blog was not very different than normal.  Maybe my 200th blog will be better.
Or, 101 : )

P.S. The ideas I had for my blog...well, I might write about them later...but it is too soon for them to make it into my 100th blog.
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