Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday

Long time, no talk... I'll do something about that soon.

My friend posted this on her Facebook wall, and I really like it!

I serve a God who is faithful to me when I've abandoned Him. 

I serve a God who pursues me when I've pursued others.

I serve a God who loves me when I've done things that His Son died on the cross for. That's my God.

Happy Tuesday all!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Guess what?!

I had the BEST birthday surprise ever.

I was just finishing classes on Friday (last week) and was in the basement of the Common's with Jen, when I got a text from my sister. She just had asked what I was doing, so I said "not much, sitting in Pop's with Jen." Literally 3 minutes later, my sister WALKS in and sits next to me. I am pretty sure I screamed. maybe not... I think I just stared at her like she was crazy. I start asking if she just drove up here and why she was here. Then, I follow her to the car and my WHOLE family is there, including my Grandparents. CRAZY. I was so shocked. They didn't want me to spend my birthday alone- isn't that the sweetest thing ever? They came to stay for the weekend. It was a God-Thing, because I didn't have any homework that I had to do!

I checked out of my dorm for the weekend and stayed in the hotel with them.  We went to dinner and then to tour the new dorm here on campus.  We went back to the hotel and I took a shower... when I came out of the bathroom, my dad was gone! My mom said that he was having trouble with his laptop and went to the Dell campus not too far from where we were staying.  I thought nothing of it! He was texting my mom (I found out this was all a lie :D) that he couldn't get in the building because he didn't have his badge.. blah, blah, blah.  BUT REALLY, he was texting her that my aunt's plane was late.

MY AUNT FLEW ALL THE WAY FROM WISCONSIN TO SEE ME OVER MY BIRTHDAY. that's right.  She came and knocked on the hotel door at midnight and when I opened it, I screamed. Like full out shrieked. AND, get this.... she took the day off work on Monday so she could be with my on my actual birthday!  Needless to say, I was so blown away they all would do this for me.  I have no idea how they all kept it such a surprise, I had no idea.

We had an amazing weekend and Karen went to my classes with me on Monday.  We went to lunch and Borders and then I had to take her to the airport :(

Such a great time.

Thank you everyone for doing that for me. Definitely the best birthday ever. I love you all!!


It's Saturday! That means I go home in THREE days!!

My roommate is gone this weekend, so I have the room to myself! It is really nice to just do whatever I want.  I slept in today which was nice; I think I could have slept all day.  I started the coffee, mudslide for me today!

I'll work on homework all day and try to get everything accomplished, maybe even take a nap! I'd really like to go to bed early tonight, 1am was a little too late.

I am craving some real food. Like my mom's cooking. 3 days, only 3 days. haha... I am sure that the Common's is out to get me.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun times

Thanksgiving Break: 5 days away. 

I can do this, I can do this....

Class Countdown (til Thanksgiving):

Bib Lit: 2
Comp 1: 2
Speech: 2
Government: 1
Edu Lab: 1 0 (I am skipping on Tuesday)

Today is laundry day. I am not a fan of the basement, or the 5th floor right now. I am thankful for the ability to wash clothes and have clean ones.

I am beyond tired. I could sleep for a week I am sure. In fact, I know I could. BUT, I am not going to sleep my Thanksgiving break away :D

I can't wait to go home. Eat some real food. You know.

I have a Bible test tomorrow at 8am. I do not feel prepared for it.

So, I am going to switch my laundry and do that now.

Fun times!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Thanksgiving Break: 6 days (including the weekend)

End of the Semester: 29 days (including weekends)

Wisconsin Countdown: 30 days (including weekends)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I made it out alive.

I signed up for classes yesterday with my advisor. I made it out alive; in case you were worried. She did tell me that I shouldn't expect to see much daylight next semester... I though that was encouraging... ha.

I did laundry yesterday afternoon because it was piling up. I did not enjoy carrying it up all those stairs. Just saying... It is a daunting task that I do not enjoy. I have to stop and take breaks to check Facebook on floor 3. It's pathetic. Oh well, all my clothes are clean. I just keep remembering that next semester laundry will be on my floor- no stairs for me!

I ran out of ice yesterday while working on homework. It was a sad, sad day. No worries though; I filled the ice cube trays and they were ready in no time- well, before bed!

Guess what?!?! only 13 days until I go home (Not counting today of course!) that means only 12 more "sleeping times" here! I'm pretty excited. Not going to lie! Only 5 days until my B-day.... i'll be 19. Crazy! It will be hard to be away from my family, and my birthday is on a Monday. I hope it is still a good day!

I am getting ready to run to a conference with my Speech prof. I'm a little nervous. I'm sure that it will be fine though. :)

Is it the weekend yet?!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


dear friends.

15, I tell you! 15 days until I make the 6hr trek and will be home! YES! I am so ready. This week is hectic with much to get done so I cannot wait to be 'outta here'

Today I am signing up for my classes for next semester. Fun times. I think I have a pretty good schedule of what I would like to take. Each time I go to my advisor (where I am going in 30 minutes) I walk out feeling defeated and annoyed--- So I am praying today goes better!

Today was the first time since 9/28 that I could sleep in on a Tuesday! haha.. Instead of being up at 7, I was up at 8:15! I do think that daylight savings time has thrown me off a bit!

I made a 100 on the Bible verses I had to have memorized for yesterday. Score! I knew I was prepared when I walked into class so I wasn't stressed out about it.

Despite not going to observe at the school today, I have a very busy day ahead.

But, only 15 more days!

Happy Tuesday all!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Here we go again...

My goal for Monday at 8AM: Have this memorized.

Philippians 2:3-11 (New International Version)

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
   did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
   by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
   being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
   he humbled himself
   by becoming obedient to death—
      even death on a cross!
 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
   and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
   in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father.

-Lord, please help me remember this all!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Saturday

It's the weekend!
I am working on homework all.weekend.long.
But it's ok.
I'm doing homework with a good attitude!
I know i'll get much more accomplished if I have the right mindset.
I bought a new book yesterday...
I started reading it last night. My mom, aunt and grandma were right, this is a great book!  I went to Borders yesterday because I had a coupon, and I was number 79 in line for it at the library.  This is my good-study-break intervention for the weekend!

I'm off to have some coffee!

Which one should I have?
Mudslide? Ok. That's the one!!!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Prayer

 My prayer for today:

God give me the strength to face this day; bless those that help and love me. Teach me to love others and meet their needs above my own. I want to be a witness, a light, in everything that I do. Help me to forgive those that hurt me. Through you all things are possible! Thank you Lord, for another day here. 

I am truly blessed. Thank you for friendships, love and family. But most of all, thank you for changing me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November already?

Whoa! When did that happen? Now we are already 3 days into the month.

I have officially finished up my teacher observation. It feels good to know that is out of the way now. I did really enjoy it!

I have had a rough week or two. I haven't been sleeping well and I run into doors a lot more than I should. It's been crazy.  My aunt and uncle sent me chocolate covered strawberries though! It was such a nice surprise to receive them yesterday! They came at a great time!

I have 20 days until I can go home. I am pretty excited, not going to lie! I have a countdown already started! I need a break. I'm ready for this semester to be done. I think we only have 6 weeks left! I can do this, I can do this, I CAN do this! haha...

I am off to Comp class!