Saturday, October 30, 2010

My trash can is full of tissue, and my head feels like a balloon

I don't know what a balloon "feels" like obviously, but I would imagine that my head is the way a balloon would feel if it could it's going to explode. 

A couple of years ago I got tonsilitis and a sinus infection back to back or at the same time...I don't really know. This followed a spider bite that made my whole body break out. Ever since then I get super super allergic a few times a year, and my sinuses get so full of gross stuff that I feel like my face is going to explode. My teeth hurt. My throat hurts. My nose hurts from blowing my nose so much (Chels, I promise I didn't have a runny nose when I refused your kleenex:). And, I have a really great boy-in-puberty/manly-girl voice. Ha. 

This sounds really dramatic and terrible. It's not that bad. I mean, it's not fun, but I'm getting a lot done around my room with my door closed. I'm drinking lots of tea and coffee and even soda which I can't usually justify if I'm not sick. I enjoy alone time and getting stuff done, so I'm soaking up this sick time with some bluegrass and cleaning/catching up on things all while being in my pajamas. It's rather enjoyable for being sick.

Surely something has been going on in my life to keep me from updating this in about 2 weeks, but at the moment I'm not sure what other than:
Losing my ID-I've managed to keep up with my student ID for 3 years, but within the past week I've lost it twice for a couple days. The first time, I was praying about where it was (I knew I lost it within a 2 hour timespan between Humphreys and Starbucks which are maybe 30 yards apart?) After 2 days I had resolved to pay $18 for a new ID and then, no lie, it fell out of my Bible. I was ecstatic. Well, this time I've managed to lose it (on Thursday...still don't have it) somewhere in Humphreys. Yep. I've checked everywhere I can think of (seriously, I dug through the trash), but yet again, it looks as if I'm going to have to buy a new one. We'll see. 
Taking my first test of the semester-That's right. It's the 10th week of school, and I just had my first test. It was a mid-term. I was way out of practice of studying. My classes have lots of projects, but not so many tests. 
Going to a Ben Rector/Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors concert-I love live music. I love Ben Rector music. I now love Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors music. I didn't feel well, so my singing voice was basically non-existent, and we were in a pretty tight space, so for the sake of keeping things from being awkward my dancing was pretty limited as well. Still though, it was fun. I got to see my girls have fun. That's fun to me. It was a good night. AND, I got to see my sweet friend in line. Bumping in to her is my fave. We've been bonding over changing the world together since we were freshmen interning with TOMS. Now, we're both about to graduate. Watch out, world. 
Doing that Halloween thing-Here's the deal. I don't love Halloween. I used to, but since being in college I really don't. Well, I found out at the beginning of October that I have a boyfriend who loves Halloween, or at least thinks it silly that I don't like it...I don't really know. All that to say him and his roommates decided to have a Halloween party and make costumes mandatory. If you don't know this, I'm stubborn. That made me not want to dress up. Don't worry though, I'm a little grown up. I dressed up. By Friday, I had a decent attitude about the party (I hope), and I even won half of an award (cutest couple. Ha.). 
Justin is Dr. House. I'm a housewife. I know. It's a stretch that they go together. 

I'll try to do better this week. 

Lovelovelove y'all. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yep-midweek update-be impressed

Why? Because I'm putting off homework. Duh. 
What? Coffee and social justice-I love coffee. I love orphans. I want to help. I like how they help. The link above is for a neat video, but if you go here you can see more of what they do. 

Also, I'm pretty certain I could make it on an all liquid diet if it weren't for caffeine jitters. Not to like, lose weight or anything, but because I love beverages. 

My birthday is in 19 days. I'm really excited. I love birthdays. Not just mine, of course. I love all birthdays. :)

Happy Wednesday....maybe I'll be productive now. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What's making up my life now

It's halfway through the first semester of my senior year, and I'm so excited. Don't get me wrong, I love college, but I do not enjoy the student part. Lame, I know. I feel super blessed to get an education and all that, but after 16 years of school, I'm a little over it. Anyways, this is what's taking up my time and thoughts this week :)
  1. Why do we have some of the interactions that we do? Like, is there a divine purpose for them? I don't see it, but there probably is.
    1. Example a. Small talk with people you hardly know, but still see or used to know but haven't seen in forever. Generally awkward. 
    2. Example b. Walking to Humphreys with some of the girls I was talking about how I felt like a bum (I decided to adorn myself with athletic shorts, a pullover, and no makeup that day), but that I didn't want to really change or dress up for StuMo that night. Kels told me that I could totally fix my outfit by putting on jeans and a headband or bow. This boy that was walking behind us walked passed us, turned around and looked at me, and then goes, "Yea. I could see that." What?! Who are you, sir? I don't even know you! I laughed and said thanks then I felt bad because he darted off. My outburst of laughter may have made him feel awkward. Oops. Really though, what was the purpose of that interaction? I'll probably never know, but it was funny. 
  2. For the second time in my college career the fire alarm went off when I was showering. True story: I was showering. I thought I heard something, but I figured someone was messing with my door. Then it got louder. Then I heard a voice. Not just any voice. The voice that says, "Attention. An emergency has been declared. Please evacuate the building. Do not use the elevators. I repeat, do not use the elevators." Awesome. I got dressed and headed downstairs where 350ish people were standing outside in the cold. One thing I've noticed in my 3 years of on campus living: girls almost always get dressed if they were in the shower when the alarm goes off. (I've never seen a girl in a towel, but I'm sure it happens, that's why I say almost always.) Boys on the other hand come down in a towel or robe or boxers (because the extra 5 seconds for pants is too long I guess.) Seriously. Every. Single. Time. I've seen multiple boys like this each time there's been a fire alarm from my freshman year til now. I don't get it. 
  3. I was meeting with the woman who disciples me this week, and we were talking about what I'm going to do when I graduate. That seems to be the question of the year. Here's the thing though; I don't have the slightest idea what that answer is. That excites me. I think that stresses a lot of people out, but I think it's really cool that I could be doing almost anything 8 months from now. Anyways, she challenged me to make a list of anything and everything I would potentially want to do when I graduate. I love lists, and I love dreaming, so I'm really excited about it. This is what I have so far, but feel free to suggest something. I'm obviously pretty open. :) 

    Anyways, I'm now getting frustrated with my inability to use pictures how I want or complete my list, so I'm done. :) Have a great weekend, y'all!


    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    No Spend Week

    1. Happy Saturday, y'all. I love quiet Saturdays. 

    2. After reading this blog I decided (and coerced a few of my friends) to do a no spend week. I don't spend that much money. I mean, my room and board and school are paid for, and, let's be real, if I go somewhere with Justin he generally pays for me because he's just a gentleman like that. Still though, I'm really great at unnecessary WalMart trips, Sonic Happy Hour, buying music, and buying things just because they're cheap. It's been relatively easy and has shown me how much random stuff I like to purchase. Now, we (the girls that did it with me and myself) have decided to do a no spend week once a month. If we do it once a month for a year that's 12 weeks, or 3 months, that we aren't spending money! That's so cool. It hasn't been hard this week because I haven't been forced to get creative for anything (example, baby shower/birthday/pot luck etc.) I'd be kind of excited for that though. :) Anyways, we're done on Monday, but will do it again next month. You should totally do it with us. :)

    3. I get to go home today and I am SO excited. I miss my home and my mom and my dad and my aunt and my uncle and my cousins and my bestie and my Blakely and my puppies and I think they're all gonna be there. :) 

    4. That's all. Lovelovelove ya. 

    Saturday, October 2, 2010

    I love Saturday mornings.

    If you know me well, or at all, you know that I do NOT love the cold. In fact, I kind of hate it. I do however enjoy the inbetween summer and fall period before it gets really cold. 

    Just so you know I'm not a total hater about the weather, here are some things I love about pre-winterchillyweathertime:
    • Hot bevvies
    • Craft. Fairs. (Mom just told me Applefest is this weekend!)
    • Holiday decorations...not really halloween, but fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas
    • Leaves changing colors
    • Being able to wear shorts and long sleeves
    • Using the feet heater

    This has been an unusually busy week, so I was really excited for a weekend with the girls thrifting, yard selling (saling?), and just hanging out. 

    Even better, I got a bonus--usually Thursdays are my least favorite day. I have stuff from 8am-10pm, so they just aren't fun. This Thursday however, staff meeting got canceled, and someone was working my desk shift for me, so I was free at 2pm! Wooooo! Sure, I could've been productive and done a lot of things that "needed" to be done, but guess what I did instead?

    I along with my friends Rachel, Kelly, and Kelsey went to Mama Z's in Tontitown for dinner and then we drove to Siloam Springs to go to Barnett's and get shakes. I'd never been to Barnett's, but I am now a fan. The peanut butter fudge shake=best.  

    The thrifting, saling, and hanging out was wonderful as well. We had a few good finds as well as a few funny ones. Bunny statue collections at an "estate sale" for example. (It was a lammmeeee excuse for an estate sale.)

    On a totally different, but still very autumny note I'm currently loving banjo-y music. Autumn is a bluegrassy season. Here are some faves: