Saturday, August 28, 2010

here we go.

I realized that the next couple of weeks are going to be somewhat chaotic. a tad eventful. and travelsome. I flew into lubbock this morning; my home away from home. To say that I have missed this dry and ever so flat town would be an understatement. I drove past campus this morning and just about lost it. But thankfully I have already been able to reminisce with a few dearly and crazily loved ones. And I cannot wait to fully enjoy the rest of the weekend with people I cherish. I'll be sure to let you know how it all goes.

Anyways, in the next two weeks I will be going to a big city, a big concert, a big house, and a's office? Um. sure. But really, I know that might be just enough info that you desire to know, but I will have so much to talk about, show you in just the span of two weeks. And to start it all off with a bang...lubbock. my sweet and always welcoming place.

I need to reassure those of you who I am not going to see because of these things, even though I'm looking forward to going, I miss you already. I will be back so shortly. You know who you are.

and since i'm posting this in the wee hours of the night...sleep sweetly.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a friendly remark

Quote of the day.

From my dear friend meredith.

I'm going to give it to you straight. And then preface it afterwards. I'm sure that sounded confusing but lets all just remember that I do have a degree.

With a deliberately pointed finger, 'I hope you come back crying'.


Meredith loves me. A lot. Right now we are both in the same place in life and happen to live quite near one another. We both just graduated with our undergrad, moved back home, single ladies, figuring out our next steps, and acting like we know what we're doing. Within all of that, we have established ourselves as each others 'interim significant other'. Really just meaning we rely on each other since we are both in a similar area of life. We're all each other has okay.

Well today had just been one of those days. We took a small part of the day to run an errand and grab some frozen yogurt. Tears were shed, then stupid things were remarked as to uplift the spirits a bit. Just good times. Then I mentioned that I was going to visit my friends back in lubbock where I went to college. She was fine with it, I wasn't too worried about that. But then she started referring to things with a little uneasiness. Basically she is afraid if I go back, I'll change my mind, move and leave her here. That was when she made such a remark.

Meredith, I'm not going to leave you. At least not right now. And thank you for knowing just what to say.

Mer has a blog. And it is slap your knee funny. And sometimes very serious. and sometimes abundantly insightful. so check it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

sneak peek!

I just cannot wait, so I'm going to give a couple of peeks into my 'something secret' project i'm working on. Its almost finished, and when it is I will show you more! I'm so excited!

What could it be!

'age appropriate' handwriting

My sweet, older, middle sister is starting her first year of teaching this week. She is being blessed with a daily dose of kindergarten. Earlier this month she asked me to just paint a few things, here and there, in her classroom. The basis of her precious room are ladybugs, polka dots and such. I regretfully post these pictures and before you get any ideas of looking further into this post, PLEASE be forewarned that this is the first time I have ever painted on a wall and I rarely paint in the first place. So please do not judge the follow:

ALSO. My sister said the following before I started, 'I don't want the words to look perfect, they need to just look natural and crooked if need be so that my kids won't judge their own handwriting upon it and feel badly about their own.' Therefore I graciously free handed some positively crooked and naturally ridiculous handwriting on her wall. and it is there to stay, for now.

Lady bugs. Progress.

One giant ladybug, coming right up.

This was a HUGE help.

Can we say 'uh. okay'.
(I felt so bad when the teachers kept coming down the hallway with an interesting facial response to this and saying 'its really cute. what does it say.'

there are the faces....

This is the only picture I have of the finished product for right now. there it is.

Mel, I was so glad to hear about your first day going so smoothly and that you didn't cry. But if you do, that its out of joy and excitement and a love for what you're doing. I hope the rest of this week goes even more smoothly. We're praying for you and your 19 babies. Gosh, you will be such a great teacher! You are a great teacher. Have so much fun. We're so proud of you sister!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

inspiration overload

every once in a while I come across things that either inspire new ideas or are just lovely to look at. but sometime, when i see new things or talk about ideas of this and that, my mind goes nuts.

nuts because it is so full of, 'oh my you could make this or this or try doing that! or what about this too...' thats what my mind says amidst whatever is causing the thoughts themselves.

so here is a peek at the things i either plan on trying to do, or are just inspiring in themselves.

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I try my best to remember where I found each picture and link them back to their owners, out of respect. But I have to apologize because some of these I just cannot remember where they came from.

I'll try to post some pictures of the finished classroom sometime soon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

star light, star bright

so tonight. do you have any plans? say around midnight or so?

well. the perseid meteor shower will be filling the night sky with up to 50 or 60 'shooting stars' per hour late tonight. apparently it is one of the best meteor showers for the entire year and it happens tonight aug 12-13. I have plans to lay outside with a good friend or two, in complete awe of God's majesty and splendor.

I know some have significant others who are fairly distant, but i have a solution for you. you both will most likely be looking at the same night sky if you just lay down in the grass or cement or blanket, whatever floats your boat. so you can both enjoy watching at the same time. how wonderful is that!

and if you plan on being asleep, think again. I just wanted to let everyone know because I was unaware earlier and I don't want anyone to miss out on such an opportunity of sweetness.

have a great rest of the day! its thursday!

for the love of august

Even though it's halfway through the month of August already, I'd like to make myself a to-do list. At least to get me started with short term goals. So I was thinking, what if I showed it to you. I feel that may help motivate my motivator to get things done.

So here is my somewhat smaller list, including some larger goals that will continue on into later months:


For myself:
-watch a meteor shower
-unpack all of my boxes (for the sake of my denial and my parents sanity)
-finish a book
-work out more regularly (its a start)
-finalize plans and go on a trip
-take a visit to lubbock
-finish certain applications
-go to the dentist
-start learning another language

Creative means:
-finish classroom mural
-finish something secret...for now.
-make at least 3 new things
-start learning how to knit or crochet

*if anyone can think of anything I might have forgotten, let me know :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

tennis tuesdays

it's wednesday. but yesterday was tuesday and we played tennis last night.

I really do love the friends that are willing to play with me. My game is lame but i'm working on it. They are so patient.

So update, i'm still not fantastic but its coming along. I think what I need is a tennis skirt and my own racket.

yes, I think that will do.