Sunday, October 31, 2010

Be Still

Tonight when I was having a little breakdown, I opened my Bible and came across Ps. 46:10. "Be still and know that I am God."

I remember my youth group in Green Bay singing this. I loved it when Lauren would get up and lead us. It's such a reassuring verse/song. I needed to hear this. God's timing is so great!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hello Saturday!

I slept great last night! I took two nyquil and went to bed at 10:30. I didn't wake up until 10:30 this morning. 12 hours of sleep people. 12.hours. Amazing! :)

I woke up and was lazy for a while, took a shower, and started in on homework. What else is there to do. haha.

 Counting down the days until Thanksgiving!!! 23 days until I get to go home!! 23 days until I get to go home!! 23 days until I get to go home!! 23 days until I get to go home!!  haha.. not excited at all.

I miss my sister, my mom, and my dad.

I have 15 minutes left in my teacher observation so i'll go back on Tuesday for the last time!  I really have enjoyed being in the classroom and I know that teaching is what God wants me to do with my life. So thankful that He has a plan for me, even when I can't clearly see it!

Trying out a different church tomorrow. We will see how it goes. I miss my church back home. I know there isn't a perfect church anywhere, but none of the ones I have tried here are good fits.

Ok, I need to go back to government homework. I think I'm going to Panera this afternoon for lunch/dinner. Yeah for gift cards :)

Have a wonderful Saturday!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rough Week

I haven't had the greatest week. It has been long, and I feel like it is dragging by so slowly. I would like to be at home. My attitude hasn't been the greatest. I haven't been as motivated as I should be. I am exhausted. Weary. Just plain 'tuckered' out. I took a break a little bit ago, and opened up my Bible (which I walked down 2356 stairs to get out of my car) and came across this verse. 

Isaiah 26:3-4
He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Trust in the Lord always, for in the Lord, Jehovah, is your everlasting strength.

Um, Hello? I often forget to fully trust in God. Trusting fully in God= strength for me. Why is that so hard to remember? When I feel so weak and feel like I cannot climb over another task- or up more stairs- why do I keep trying to do things on my own? Right here, it says to simply trust in the Lord. I don't have to do it alone. What great encouragement. My goal from now on is to seek the Lord for my strength more and more. By trying to do everything myself, I do get worn out. God already sees the bigger picture. Past my assignments tomorrow, past the lack of sleep, past the all the homework due. He wants me to turn to Him for the everyday strength.

I am thankful.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Long Time, No blog

So, what's up?

It's been a while.  I say that a lot.

I had an amazing fall break. It was really hard to come back here. But here I am. I'm already counting the days to Thanksgiving break. So relaxing to go home, eat real food, sleep in my bed, and be with my family. and shower in my own shower. I miss home!

While I was home, I bit the bullet and bought the iPhone 4. My old phone was giving me fits and I was able to sell the old one, so I decided to make a trip to the Apple Store. I really have enjoyed it. I love to Face Time with my sister! It is so neat to see her at anytime! It's like Skype on my phone. Nifty.

I've just been working on homework and finishing up my teacher observation. I am almost finished with the observation part! I go back to the school on Friday afternoon and then Tuesday morning and I think I'll be done. I have 9 hours and 15 minutes already done... just have to get to 12. I think it will be nice to get that behind me. I've enjoyed being in a classroom and actually interacting with students and seeing how a school day (or part of it) flows, but it will be a good feeling knowing that is completed!

I'm in the basement doing laundry now. It's exciting. Jennah and I went to Aldi to buy avocados today. For 49 cents, we couldn't resist. Avocados' sounded delicious. So, we ate some and then decided to come wash a few clothes. It is better if you don't let them pile up and then carry an overflowing basket down a million stairs to make multiple trips back up the million stairs.

My camera battery is dead. I really miss taking pictures. I got my camera out a few days ago to take pictures and my charger and extra battery was no where to be found. I literally took my whole dorm room apart. Took all the drawers out of the nightstand, everything out of boxes, looked under the bed.....they weren't anywhere! I know that at the beginning of the school year, I placed them in a quart bag so they wouldn't be separated. I called my mom and she and my sister found them both in my drawer at home. I don't quite understand. But I am so thankful that they found them so I didn't have to buy new ones.  They are the sweetest and are shipping them to me. Thanks guys!

Last night we had a bacon party in the end room. My gramma sent me back to school with a pound of maple bacon. So, we decided to cook it up. It is very relaxing to eat bacon and chat. Don't judge me :) I shared with Jennah and Jen. It was good night! Check it out!

Off to work on homework while my laundry is drying.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Today, I woke up (way earlier than I had wanted too....another story for another time) And waited for the tornado siren to go off. Excitement right there. The city of Bethany tests them every Saturday at noon... it goes off for 5 minutes.
Then I went to this place, the Webster Commons for a lunch.
The only thing edible was:

So I came back up to my room to eat veggie chips,
And have some Raspberry Lemonade.
Oh yeah, and to work on homework.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Life is Good

Sometimes I think we forget how blessed we are.

I want to always remember that,

and try to do this every single day.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today is a good day.

This is what I am doing right now....
Because guess what finally came today! That's right... my coffee maker!
I was sitting at lunch when I got an email saying I had a package... It was a lovely walk across campus and up 5 flights of stairs with an awkward, heavy box, but the walk was so worth it.  Now I am enjoying an amazing cup of coffee while I work on homework. And blog.

Today, I woke up a little late... I seriously couldn't find my keys and looked all over my room for them.  After a few minutes I checked in bed, and sure enough they were under the covers. I guess I slept with my keys last night? I had 3 minutes to walk downstairs and to the furthest building away from mine to get to chapel.  I walked in with 12 seconds to spare. Then I went to Government class, and lunch where nothing was edible.

Now I am sitting in my pjs drinking some coffee. Pure bliss.

Have a splendid Thursday afternoon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He is with You

Isaiah 41:10

"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

This verse has been such an encouragement to me. There are some mornings that I wake up with literally no strength. I don't feel like I can get through a day of classes, or get back up the 100 stairs to my room. As simple as that illustration may be, this verse applies. When we feel like we can't go on, the Lord is right there by our side, holding us up, and guiding us. When I worry about the 3 tests that I have this week, and the paper that is due that I am not even close to starting, God is with me. Knowing this, makes me persevere and allows me to go through my day with strength and peace.

I love Mandisa's music and I love this song. I think it ties in perfectly with this verse!


Long time no talk.

So, I was sitting in my room, working on homework, or trying to- when the whole building started shaking and it felt like it was swaying.  I stood up really fast because it felt like the floor was coming out from under me!  Everyone across campus felt it; in the science building, Herrick, the commons, and the boy's dorm... really freaky!  It was an earthquake.  Imagine that!  It only lasted like 20 seconds, but the my keys were still shaking for a little while after that.  At first, I thought something had to have hit the building or something, it was an odd feeling.

I texted my dad and he saw online that a 4.5 magnitude earthquake was centered in Norman, OK this morning.  Norman is about 30 minutes from where I am.

Here is the website that has more info. Crazy

The family that I babysit for posted on Facebook that their whole house was shaking.  They live 10-15 minutes away from me.

Thankfully nothing fell, but it was still freaky.

I have now experience my first earthquake.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bacon Party

So, it's Friday. finally.

Yesterday, I got this amazing care package from my aunt.  Many people were jealous!  She seriously spoils me so much.  I am really blessed.  Thanks FAK, I love you!  You are the best.  I am enjoying your home cooked goodies :)  My grandparents threw in a few gift cards.  So blessed!  Thanks for thinking about me guys :)

This week has been crazy.  It feels like it went on forever and ever... so slow.

I have homework to do this weekend, of course!  I'm going to Tai Pei for lunch tomorrow too, I need a break from the Commons!

Last night, we had a bacon party... we cooked up some bacon and sat around talking.  It was pretty fun. Thanks Gramma for the bacon!  It was delicious.  Jennah, Jen and I are known as the "Bacon Girls" of the 5th floor.... many people say they can smell the bacon from the 2nd floor! Awesome :)

I am babysitting tonight!  I was referred by someone and they called me at 10pm last night.  Good thing I am pretty flexible. :)  So, I haven't met these people yet, but I will go watch their kids tonight. haha... Should be fun, and I'll earn some money too!

I need to wash my clothes.  Bad.  But the thought of carrying all of my clothes down all of those stairs is very unappealing.  sigh.

My coffee maker is broken.  It has been for 10 days.  I was starting to become a not-so-very-nice-person. haha, not really.  However, it was a tad frustrating that I couldn't get it fixed.  I spent countless hours on the phone with Keurig and after a lost part (got sent to a retirement home) and finally getting the company to see that my machine was indeed broken, a new coffee maker is coming to me!  As funny as it may seem, I miss that coffee maker!  I miss making coffee whenever I just want one cup, or two!  So, within 3-7 business days, I should be able to drink a cup of coffee (from my room!)

Well, off to find some yummy barely edible-food. Then off to play with some kiddos!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2 Minutes

until open dorm is finally over with.  It seems like it has gone on for hours tonight!

I had a fabulous time with my family this weekend.  I wasn't feeling the greatest, but I was so excited to see them.  My mom (and Kathleen) made some yummy fudge, and butterscotch bars.  They also threw in my all time favorite: sweet crispex! It was delightful to get some homemade edible snacks.

It was really hard to watch my family pull away from SNU this afternoon.  I wanted to run behind the van and go home with them.  But, I decided to be a 'big girl' and be mature and trudge up the 5632 stairs up to the 5th floor of Hatley.

I am so blessed and thankful that they came up this weekend. It was nice to check out of the dorm and stay with them.  We had a lot of fun and even got matching sweatshirts!

Tonight, I took nyquil and was able to get my homework done early.  I wanted to be in bed at 9:30, but some girls seriously ran up and down the hallways screaming for like 30 minutes.  It was a tad obnoxious. My new goal is to be asleep by 10:15! :) haha...

Well, open dorm should finally be finished. Hopefully

Thanks for the great weekend Daddy, Momma and Kathleen! I love you. See you in 17, almost 16, days!