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Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin & other unrelated things

Apparently there was a pumpkin shortage last year.

Which explains why there was hardly ever any cans on the shelf after, say, October 5th.

Which also happens to be when I made my first batch of pumpkin spice muffins.
and second, and third, and fourth, and fifteenth, and seventeenth.....:)

It was quite tragic to walk to the certain part of the baking aisle and see an empty shelf.
Seriously, sometimes I would just stand there and stare for awhile.
Willing some cans to appear.

This year I was stocked up before fall began (on Wednesday:) and I don't plan on running into that problem again!
It's like buying chapstick- you can never have too much. And you never know when you'll need it!

And onto other unrelated things.
I have been horribly addicted to procrastination lately. Mainly by watching some show online to avoid doing homework.
Ugh. It is not fun.
I am definitely working this one out with God's help.

Secondly, I have been having weird technological problems lately.
Like the internet not working at my apartment ALL WEEK (until yesterday).
And being unable to open up documents posted online for my class via BlackBoard.
And not understanding the Mac computers I use at school sometimes.

Thirdly, I set up a skype account today and talked to a friend at school!
I wanted to sign with my friend Omar for a long time and after giving up on a few other programs, I downloaded skype on a compy at school & then was able to talk to him right.then.and.there!
It was soo cool!
He helped me out a lot by getting some good practice in (I used a TON of signs that I have been learning & relearning in classes) by talking for a long time. He also corrected me a few times (oopsy) and then taught me a few new signs (and some ones I learned a loong time ago but forgot).

Fourthly, I canNOT believe Fall is here & it actually felt like Fall on Wednesday!
Although, being the Valley, it was above 100 degrees today. Which is rather fitting- because usually the weather around the time of the Kern County fair is really nasty (read, hot, dry, & especially dusty: ie. dusty @ the fair grounds). oh, and the KC fair started last week and I actually wanted to go.
I cannot remember the last time I went to a fair. Or saw the little animals. Or wouldn't mind battling the crowds.
Awhile ago, a friend told me that she is becoming increasingly aware of the fact that she is more introverted than she realized. I think that I'm more exhausted by crowds than I ever realized.

Fifthly, I am loving my job.
God seriously blessed me and hooked me up with a great job where I get to use my natural talents and skills to bring out better writing skills in other students. It is very rewarding, sometimes draining, yet quite unique.
I cannot even remember getting the job (even though it hasn't been that long:) because it was always a smooth transition. I think that doing this job at my last college I am attending has taught me a lot and I have definitely learned how to be a MUCH better, professional, and effective tutor. I think I had the right tools to learn from at my previous tutoring position, but I matured, was prepared, and was ready to learn more at this second position.

Sixthly, I am sporadically reading a lot of blogs lately.
I got kind of burned out on reading them every.single.day towards the end of the summer so after a nice break (during which school completely freaked me out & threw me for a loop), I am now slowly revisiting a few I grew to love.

Seventhly, I am slowly but surely starting to like mac's more than pc's.
They are readily available at school, have nicer features, and I am definitely learning a ton about them every time I use one.

8thly, I have a cold.
I'm actually surprised I didn't get sick sooner.
Because, really, no sleep, no food, and a TON of stress does not make for a healthy, perky, and joyful Grace.
We all know she's a night owl and not super into morning-y type things.
Like waking up. Being outside before the sun. or Getting ready super fast/early.
However, we did not know that she is now a 'in bed before 11 is awesome!' type of gal.
And ugh.
I don't really ever sneeze unless I'm sick.
(strange, I know. it's actually a good predictor for when I get sick.)
And who knew being sick would be an easy excuse for avoiding homework and watching a whole disk of Friends?!
And I'm now drinking water
like there's no tomorrow.
Or like it's going out of style.
Or.....well, I can't think of another cliche.

9thly, I am surrounded by, engulfed by, and my head is swarming with words! language! learning!
I didn't realize until a few days ago that I work with, think of, and study words and language nearly every day of the week. ASL, English language acquisition, rules of English, punctuation, reading the newspaper. It's everywhere.
(And I'm loving it :)

10thly, I am now making up number-y sounding words!
Yep, the time has come to go to bed, close my eyes, and rest my aching head.
I told myself I wanted to make it to 9 o'clock and darn it, my clock says 9:34 so I think it's time to sign off!
As I said before, I'm sick and my head is super full of gunk and congestion.
Now is the time to (try to) swallow some NyQuil and start dreaming!
G'night all!

And 11thly, I miss my button for my /? keyboard :(
poor thing bit the dust when a curtain rod fell on it 2 years ago :(

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All the time....

It's all about priorities isn't it?

Lately I have been.....

reading, studying, and thinking a ton,
watching way too many shows online (cutting back on that),
checking FB waay too addictively (on a FB fast right now),
enjoying precious chunks of time with friends I don't get to see often,
needing tons of sleep,
working, studying, and doing lots,
not checking the blogs I like quite as tenaciously,
not shopping nearly as much,
not stalking/creeping on people as much (via blogs & FB)<
reading my Bible much, MUCH more!
.....learning about life, people, myself, and God.

And you know what?
When it comes down to that last line, I'm pretty sure some of my proactive steps at prioritizing my life has been much more healthy lately. Good, right?!

Living, loving, and learning.
Yep, I think I'm on a good track to spiritual healthiness.

God is good, all the time.
All the time, God is good.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

crazy-awesome newness!

So much going on in my life lately.

New friendships, classes, homework, languages, words, responsibilities, a CRAZY schedule, new songs, new verses, new places, new lessons, new routines, new Learning.


And busy.
And ridiculous.
And nerve-wracking.

Studied Romans this morning for quiet time.
Was reminded of this: Micah

In like with this song (and the artist :)

*Turn off music player before watching......or go towards the end of the player and listen to the recently added stuff by F+TM*

Currently in like with these artists too:
Kerrie Roberts, Manafest,
F+TM, Jenny & Johnny,
Seabird, Chris August

Back in like with these artists too!
Group 1 Crew, Stellar Kart,
Hawk Nelson, The Afters,
FFH, Jason Gray,
Norah Jones, Molly Jenson

Friday, September 3, 2010

Not much going on....

Got a ton of stuff done today.
I had work, then an hour and a half break, then class, and then class!
It was so different to get home only in the late afternoon and not mid evening like Wednesdays! (And to think pretty soon I'll be going strait from my 4-6:50 class to Bible study for a few hours!)
The sun was still bright and shiny (and hot!! -although it didn't feel like the predicted 110 degrees).
I actually got to see the seester when I got home for a bit.
We actually talked to each other.
Face to face.
Not texting.
Not facebooking.

It was a Thursday miracle! (well...not really.. but it sure was nice :)

Got a ton of stuff done, ate an awesomesauce dinner (which was rawther drippy :), caught up on some blogs, e-mail, school graduationy stuff, and made some phone calls. THAT is why I am now rebelling to the fact that I...wait for it.....I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TOMORROW!!

Seriously people, you do not even know what this means for me!

After go, go, going all week, it's nice to have a morning to sleep in and only have commitments after lunchtime and not 9 o'clock like I do every morning :) Not that that is even that bad- I'm just not a morning person and I prefer to wake up around/later than 9 -I don't like having to be raring to go, ready to work, and having to make capable thoughts & decisions then :)

Oh the bliss of not setting an alarm clock!! (At least for one day, and then it's up at the crack of dawn to jump-start my holiday weekend going to the Country Fair at Hume!)

Woop! Woop! Well, I really should go. I wanted to be in bed waay earlier, but alas, I fought through the sleepiness and am now meeting the exhaustion and slowly blinky eyes stage of my tiredness.

Okay, now I'm really going. After making up some really strange words this is now starting to sound like that conversation you have with someone when saying goodbye from chatting online or something.
-"Okay I gotta go."
-"Talk to you later!"
"Yeah, sleep well."
-"K. Thanks. Will do."
"Yeah no prob."
-"See you tomorrow."
"yeah-"  err....awkward moment after noticing your friend finally gave up and just up and logged on you. effectively ending that never-ending convo.

So now that I've effectively given an example and then further proved my point in laboriously delaying an ending, bye now!