Friday, August 05, 2011

Summer Update

So...I just read this post and realized that I never started writing...Oh well. There's always now.

So an update...for the two of you who still stop by from time to time.

1. I went to Colorado. It was good and terrible at the same time. No other explanation is gonna happen here. I'm not airing all my laundry for the interent world.

2. The summer job was great. Only I didn't get paid until a month after I was supposed to . BLEH. BOO for the organization at lead. They do education decently though, so I guess it's a trade off.

3. I closed on my house. I'm a homeowner with lots to do these days. Maybe some DIY projects coming to the blog world soon.

4. I did LOTS of relaxing

5. I didn't pick up a hobby. Again...there's always now.

6. I made really good friends with my bible study girls. and with an old roommie. and with my kickball team. Goal. Accomplished.

7. I've already mentioned this. I didn't write.

**Oh well.

Anyone of the two of you know how to make this look like a real blog and not like a crappy blogger blog?? I'm sure there's a way, I just don't know how.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Laptop

I got an email from Best Buy today letting me know that it was my laptop's birthday.

And so now I'm sad.

It's weird to think about that impulse purchase...and why I made it.

And it's sad.

Really. really sad.

I bought it when S. went to Colorado to park ranger camp....because I couldn't stand not seeing him when we talked.

I still can't stand not seeing him. Or talking to him.

Only now a computer purchase won't fix the problem.

If it were only that easy.

Dear Laptop,

happy birthday...even though I have no idea where you are or when the last time I used you was. Today, for your birthday. I will try to at least locate you. Maybe I'll give you more attention soon.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm excited about summer.

1 - It means a trip to Colorado to see Katie...I'm not sure why I'm SO excited about that...but I am

2 - I found a summer job. It's only 3.5 weeks...1/2 days...and exactly the pay I needed

3 - I'm going to work on my house...I'm hoping to close in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS?!?!?!?!?!?

4 - I want to just relax.

5. I want to pick up a hobby

6. I want to force myself to make new friends

7. I want to write - Not here necessarily, although maybe. I really want a place where I can just be....and open up to the Lord. I used to write a lot more. For myself. I NEVER DO anymore. When I do find 3 minutes to start...I just don't know what to say. So - I want to do that again. Even if it just means a lot of sitting before the words come.


Hurry up will ya.

We've got big plans - that involve a lot of nothing.

I've never been so excited.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gloomy Day

I think I sometimes don't realize how great it is to have such a wonderful group of precious, precious friends. There are 11 of us total...and we're not all super close. We lived together in Auburn, but we weren't all best friends and we didn't all always hang out. There were pockets of us who were really close, and there are great ties between those pockets. Anyways...when I left Auburn, I thought I was glad to go. Get out of college. Live alone.... Not always have 10 girls around....always. But I often find myself thinking that was such a sweet time that created such sweet friendship...even if we don't all talk a lot. or call each other. or keep up like we should. One the girl's dad died last night in his sleep. One of her really good friends called us all. So we could hear it first hand. Because even in her own grief she is concerned with being polite. And because we all love her and can wrap her in prayer. But the part that is most beautiful is how, even beyond that. We have all spent the last hour or so...emailing, texting and gchatting to make sure that everyone heard from Lauri. To make sure everyone knew...and knew to be praying. My prayers are for Lauren today. That she feels indescribable comfort at such a sad, sad time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why I Like Him...

It's not a specific him...

It applies to all of the hims there have ever been ...

I was sitting here at work watching my lovely babies test...when I was thinking about why I like (a specific) him...and consequently, why I don't like a couple of different hims.

It's been sort of like speed dating over here.

Several different boys...some I like, some I don't.

They all have 1 thing in common - actually, several things.

1. they love Jesus
2. they are attractive
3. they are smart/successful/driven
4. i can talk easily with them
5. they like me

So ... why do I like some boys and not others...if they all meet the above criteria.

It's sass. I. do. not. want. to. date. someone. I. can. run. all. over.

Maybe it's because when I'm comfortable I have a big personality...and I AM SASSY...and I can be bold and abrasive and bossy and lots of other synonyms to the above words.

In a relationship I crave someone who tells me no...a man who will push back...someone who can be kind, without being a pushover.

I. DON'T. WANT. TO. BE. BOSSY. in a relationship...but I will. I'm an envelope pusher....It's just who I am.

So - boys of the world...STOP BEING A PUSHOVER! I don't care if we just met. BE SASSY! It will only win you points in my book...

Passive Aggressiveness is for wimps.