Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Winter Park: February

Joining the Click it Up a Notch photography context for February. I'm not thinking I'll do too hot since I haven't gotten out much this month with a camera but I'm excited to see everyone else's pictures and it's only fair that I show them mine.

Click It Up A Notch

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I thought I'd post something about all the random things I think about, do, and such. So however embarrasing or lame thes may be, here are some confessions.

1. I think that my life would be exponentially better if humans didn't have to eat, sleep, or use the restroom. (imagine how much more time you'd have)

2. I LOVE living in Wyoming but I'm tired of putting on layer after layer before going outside and then having to take them off as soon as I enter a building... I vote we keep the buildings cold so that no undressing is ever required. OR temperature controlled clothing would be nice.

3. Maybe I'm missing something but I was unaware of the fashion trend of wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter after a large snow storm. Oh but she did have snow boots on. Apparentally if you're feet are warm you won't go into hypothermia.

4. I have no idea how I've managed ot get and A and a B on my Medical Microbiology exams but I'm definitely not complaining.

5. I'm sitting next to a sign in a computer lab that reads, "PLEASE DO NOT open the windows.... The pigeons will get in. Thank You." While I was silently laughing about the likelyhood of someone wanting a window open this time of year, a pigeon landed on the window sill and made funny noises at me.

6. I just realized I am extremely full after eating two LARGE scoops of ice cream. Yes it's winter but my cravings know no seasons.

7. Speaking of cravings made me think of all the pregnant ladies I know. I hope they're all doing well and I can't wait to meet their precious little babies. AND despite previous statements saying I'd rather not have kids I think being pregnant would be quite an interesting experience

8. Chloroform, a liquid we used in Medical Microbiology Lab (a.k.a. the date rape drug) eats through even the most chemical proof lab benches and skin isn't to found of it either (this was not proven on my skin thankfully).

9. I love reading my Jesus Calling devotionals every morning and feel so much more prepared to face the day after reading it... If you're looking for a quick and easy devotional that is still jam packed with God's Word it's perfect. I got it as a gift last year and finally started doing it regularly and love it.

10. I REALLY REALLY REALLY dislike 4 hour long practices. I'm currently "studying" while waiting for one to start. UGH no fun. (I do like soccer but I only wish that my life wasn't always saturated with it)

11. My stomach is killing me and has been for a few days. I'm starting to get frustrated by always (a few hours every day) being in pain and not knowing the cause.

12. I was incredibly jealous of all the people with boyfriends on Valentines Day (for the first time ever). AND it was the first time ever I almost (my roommates would laugh at this) had a date.


13.  When will people just accept the fact that I'm weird? AND thanks to the people that already have and love me anyway.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What a BLESSED Day

My day really started last night when I decided not to start a short paper and postpone doing it until today. Did I mention it was due today? I had plenty of excuses like I just got back from work, had already wrote a longer paper, and just wanted to go to bed (the list goes on and on). I made a plan to wake up early to start it and then finish it during my hour break before Medical Microbiology lab (sounds fun right?). After waking up nearly 30 minutes into my first class I had to make the decision to shoot the day or get it back on track. I ate a good breakfast, made it to my second class, went to my third class only to find out that my class was CANCELLED. Can you imagine the cheering that ensued? It was marvelous! The blessings in today were beginning to emerge!

This is the second time this class was cancelled this week (the professor is sick) and I, for once in my life, used my time wisely. I started and completed the paper, completed my lab pre-test online, and am now lounging on a couch inside the Agriculture building waiting for lab to start. Lab seems pretty simple today and I'm done with classes after this too! AMAZING right? Then all I have to do is get through soccer practice and I'm done for the week. I never have classes on Fridays and I must have forgotten that this morning when I was stressing about my non-existant friday classes.

It's amazing the simple ways God works things out and rewards our obedience to Him. And now I'll continue to listen to Christian music and enjoy this feeling of accomplishment and peace.
"My chains are gone. I've been set free. My God my Savior has ransomed me."