Tuesday, April 28, 2009

always learning

I'm proud to say that for the past two mornings I have woken up not only on time, but EARLY! I like having the mornings to sit and read and eat my breakfast and actually THINK like a normal person rather than rush-rush-rush.

Also these past few weeks at work have been really busy but so good. We've had several new people move into our community and all have been so fun. I love it when I get to be real with someone who is moving in. I love finding out where they are from, what life they have led and how excited they are about this next step in life. It makes me remember to enjoy each step of life, something I think everyone forgets too much.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

early to bed, early to rise

I've really got to get on a better sleep schedule. These past few weeks I feel like I've been dr-agggggg-innnggg. I don't normally feel tired but lately I find myself waking up multiple times in the night - something that I never remember doing. I also recently got a select comfort mattress topper which basically makes you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud.

So needless to say, getting up in the morning is never fun. But here is something I've realized during my tired state. No matter how tired I am or how much I want to crawl back in to my fluffy cloud of a bed and sleep the day away, if I stay positive and remember "this is the day" it usually makes it all right. So you're attitude (or at least for me) and your outlook really can change your situation. Try it sometime.

edit: I'll probably be eating my words tomorrow morning around 6:45... keep me accountable=)

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Yesterday, I got to have lunch with a friend from college and it was fun to hear how she was doing and share with her what the Lord is doing in my life. Even though we are both in completely different places, we have the same hopes, struggles, and joys of figuring out this life we are living out.

Then today at church we had missionaries visit our Sunday School class and share with us just a brief overview of what God is doing through them. There words were encouraging and thought provoking to me, as I have been thinking of missions for a little over a year now. Some of our family took them out to lunch and I got to hear not only about their experiences while they were on the field, but also about their daughter who is currently serving on an 11 month trip all over the world. They told me about how to learn more about the organization and I've spent probably the last hour and a half reading her blog from the last year and few months of her life. Although I've never met this girl or the other people's blogs I've looked at, God has used them all to encourage and inspire me. People that I've never even seen or don't know anything about (other than what I've read) and I feel like I totally understand their thoughts. Isn't that cool? I love seeing who the Lord brings into my life and also how he brings them there.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cast Away

So I am watching a movie that I have love/hate feelings for.

To be honest, I really can't figure out what I love about it but I find myself wanting to watch it over and over again. I just hate the way it makes me feel. It is sad. I hurt for him when he loses a volleyball. A volleyball for goodness sake. But his only friend nonetheless.

Why do I like this movie?!??

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weekend

It sure has rained alot lately. I used to love rain in college. I still like it but not as much now that I can't take naps and watch a movie while its pouring outside. Ohhh growing up... so overrated.

I feel like these past few weeks at work have gone by so quickly. My days have been FULL. 8:30-5:00. Alot going on at our retirement community=) I'm thankful that I have a job that I enjoy and look forward to each day. I was thinking the other day about timing and where I am in life now. Just a year ago I was busy, busy, busy taking 19 hours of classes in order to graduate on time. Many people told me to extend that over two semesters. That idea sounded so tempting, but something else told me no. I'm REALLY glad I didn't. I think about how the Lord placed me where I am. Who knows how long my job would have stayed open. I'm just thankful where I am. I'm thankful to have a job to learn things about life and about people. I like that my job involves things I love and being creative. I like that some of the people I work for are four, yes four, times my age. I love the lives I get to learn about and the things that has happened in those lives. I'm blessed.

This past weekend, the Braves opened up another season against the Washington Nationals. It was a fun and cold night at Turner field with some of my family. We had fun dancing, yelling, doing the wave and eating at the best worst place for you - The Varsity.

Yesterday, I celebrated the resurrection of my Savior. I'm so thankful that I know my God is alive and going to return one day. I serve a living God. I serve a good God. Scratch that. A great God. A God that was willing to send His perfect Son so that He could have a relationship with me. Knowing I would mess up time and time again, He still came. And still loves me. I don't understand it. But the good thing is, His ways and thoughts are higher than mine... so I don't really have to. I've listened to this song alot this weekend. I will share it because its too good not to.

He tore the veil AND made a way. Thank you, Friend.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dear Santa

I'm starting my Christmas list early...

and this is right on top.

seriously? oh my.

but really, I would like one of these.