Monday, January 30, 2012


It's the worst. Really. It's 12:30 in the morning and I'm exhausted. Yet...I can't sleep. To me, that's the most frustrating thing ever. My seriously too tired to get anything productive accomplished but I lay in bed and my mind won't shut off for me to rest. I feel tired all the time too, which I wouldn't if I could just sleep. My roommate is blessed with the ability to lay down and fall asleep within seconds. I'm kinda jealous. I am going to have such a hard time getting up in just a few short hours....sigh. Such is life I guess.

I have had such an awful headache all day long. Excederin migraine worked for a couple of hours but it must have worn off now. Very obnoxious! I'm praying I can fall asleep soon and wake up refreshed for once.

Have a great week! It's February this week. Are you ready?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Macadamia nuts.

I believe I may be allergic to them as well as hazelnuts. Just in case you were wondering.

I bought these the other day because I thought they'd be a quick breakfast before class. They are just granola bars with a chocolate bottom, but the label says there are macadamia nuts in there too. Thats the only "odd" thing in there i can think of that i might be allergic to. I felt kinda funny after I ate one but I didn't think much other than I was tired and school food always makes me feel funny.

However, tonight around 10 I was hungry because I didn't really eat dinner so I ate one, took some excedrin migraine medicine because my head was pounding and sat down. Totally the same thing that happens with Nutella happened. Tongue and throat feel odd and I can't get a deep breath!! So, I texted my mom and age asked my aunt who is a nurse if I could take benedryl even though I had taken excedrin already. (bad timing on my part). Apparently it's ok, so now I'm all drugged up but still don't feel well enough to lay down and sleep. Sigh. So, I'm blogging and I'm gonna watch netflix for a bit. Class in maƱana and praying I feel better.

This week was FULL of nonstop homework. I got a lot accomplished but I have a lot to do's a good thing I like to study and learn new things!

Anyway, if you want two boxes of these bars let me know. I had a coupon so that's why I have so many but it's not worth it for me to eat them again!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Life is Short

Today is Friday. Yet, instead of being excited for the weekend, my heart is broken. I received a text this morning saying that a dear family member had pulled off the road on his way to work, called 911, then called his wife and passed out. From what I understand he never woke up, and it seems he had a heart attack.

I sat through my classes and tried to concentrate through my tears. My heart was breaking for Kip's wife and his precious children. Children who are now forced to grow up without their father. It is so easy to ask why when things like these happen. Why him, why now? As hard as it is to see the reason now, God has a great plan for those kids, with or without their dad. The impact his life has made on them up until today will stick with them throughout their lives. I know that right at this moment Kip is rejoicing with Jesus up in Heaven and how could I begin to question God's plan. I know by his life that he was a Christian and he is in such a better place right now than he was this morning.

However, it is still hard for me to start rejoicing right now when I feel so sad. It is hard to lose a family member, it is hard to be too many miles away to do anything, it is hard. But, there is a plan. There is a purpose, and I know God has his hand on the Blair family. Today, heaven became a better place, even admits the suffering here on earth by loved ones.

So, while it is alright for me to cry and be sad, I am thankful that I can see the big picture, and know the hope that I will see this great man again some day. I am thankful that Kip was a child of God, and that was evident in his life.

Life is short. Am I living my life to it's full purpose? How am I doing to make sure that I don't take this life for granted?

Please keep the Blair family in mind and my family as well. It is so tough to be far away in situations like these. I feel stuck at school when my heart wants to jump in my car and drive to Wisconsin so badly to be with my family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Here I Go!

Whew! Another semester of crazy! I am pretty sure that I am the ONLY student that actually reads each chapter of each book that we are assigned.... It STILL amazes me that people seriously do not care about learning, or getting good grades. Isn't that why we are paying all this money?

One kid yesterday in one of my classes said, "good. it's an online class... I can make everything up." seriously? Is this really the future of America?!?!??! Keep it classy, folks. The things people do sometimes really makes me nervous!

I have just been plugging along. A lot of reading, and already a lot of assignments. I am REALLY enjoying my night class... I have it for the second time tomorrow night and already have a quiz in it. I got most of my assignments written in my date book for the whole semester, so I already feel a lot more organized.

My Intercultural Communication class is interesting. The professor seems really lost each time we have been to class. We had an assignment due yesterday, that a lot of people didn't really know about....because he NEVER once said when it was due. I went ahead and did the assignment with one of my friends, but that's only because I hate procrastinating and it was an easy paper. However, I can easily see how frustrating that this course will be if we never know the due dates or even what we have to do. It'll be an adventure for sure!

I still haven't started one of my classes, Literature. It is an online class that is supposed to start on the 23rd... I haven't really heard anything about that yet, but I think it should be fun!

I applied to be an RA next year. I won't know for a while yet if I am even a candidate, but I saw the opportunity and thought I'd at least try it out!

Allergies in Oklahoma really aren't any different than cedar fever in Texas! Wow, seriously...I haven't remembered having my allergies drag on and out this long for a while! Oh well, I am really enjoying the 27 degree mornings. I just love the cool weather, I could do without the wind though. Oklahoma needs to work on that!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


True story: I now take Flintstones gummy vitamins. Every time I used to try to take a multivitamin,within moments I would become sick--so, they really weren't doing much good.
This semester, I'm taking these vitamins because I don't eat well at school. So far, so good! I have had NO trouble! I can't really say they're working because I don't know what it's supposed to do or how I'm supposed to feel. Haha.
However, it says it supports a healthy mind and body so I'm sure it's doing something.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


How fun is this?? There's now an iPhone app for blogger! I just had to try it out! Now I should have NO excuses for not blogging!

PS: Isn't Gracie the cutest? :)


Today, I'm having a hard time getting going. I'm not sure why! I could.not.fall.asleep. last night for the life of me. I looked at the clock at 12, 12:45, 1:15, 2..... and so on. What a crazy, not-so-fun, time.

So, right now, I'm still in my pjs, drinking coffee and eating homemade granola out of a measuring cup because I don't have any bowls. Doesn't that sound like a wonderful start to a Saturday?

My agenda consists of reading 2 chapters for Abnormal Psychology, 2 chapters in Philosophy, and writing a paper. Fun, huh? Feel free to rescue me anytime you would like :-)

Have a great day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Oh dear!

Happy 2012!

I cannot believe I have been such a horrible blogger! I also cannot believe that a new semester has started and I am well on my way to being half way done with my undergrad program!

I had such a wonderful, and much needed Christmas break. It was wonderful to see my aunt and my grandparents who flew down to Texas from Wisconsin. We all celebrated Christmas in sunny Texas! It was different not going back to WI, but nice that we didn't have to sit in the car for a 20 hour drive!

I was able to babysit some sweet kids too, while I was home. I really had missed them and enjoyed getting caught up with them. However, they have all grown WAY too much. Something special was being able to Skype with my three favorite D's who now live in Virginia. We were able to talk for a half hour and those cuties caught me up on their lives. Makes me sad to see what were once babies, growing up!

I'm excited for this coming semester and all the blessings that will come along with it. I'm sitting here drinking yet another cup of coffee, enjoying this Friday afternoon and prolonging doing homework!

Have a blessed weekend!