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Thursday, March 31, 2011


This week's round up of internet good-ness.

etsy shop of song lyric posters
martawrites.com has a fun series: fifteen fill-ins where well known blogger guests fill in random Q & A's

a fun, new-to-me blog with just the right mix of design, fashion, & family

a lovely series of non-designer designed homes
ooh that headboard! wall paper? chalkboard?

A pen-pal blog project: someday, I wish I could do this style of blogging with a friend/sister. Sharing inspiration, conversation, and loveliness.

 a computer in disguise

I would just load the video & then click through. It's definitely worth watching to the end!

Inspiration has struck! I want to make one of these quite badly :)
Well, I'm off to collect my sharpies & white T!

See ya latah!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

birthday in March?

Yes, please!

only $29.99 on urbanoutfitters.com

please send a size 8.5
or as Sally says, cash.

and twenties would be fine.

Also worthy of note, all shoes from this post are now significantly cheaper.
Just sayin'.

Happy March 30th to you!

Here's a catchy song for you:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hey teach! It's cal-cu-lus!

Lately I've been learning about many things.
Here's a small list:

-my many insecurities

-my pride is so closely linked to insecurities

-I'm wired for friendship

-how intense I can be. ugh. so frustrating sometimes

-loving without judgement

-setting limits and boundaries

-not holding unrealistic expectations

-how I need to get out of my head & focus on others

-what I'm gifted with versus what drains me

-I sorely miss routine in my life

-God truly does answer prayer, at unexpected times

-I am not in control of my life

-I'm not very good at orchestrating my life

-my life is not about me

-I care too much about what people think (about me, what is said, things that may happen. the list is never-ending.)

-I need to get over a few certain things (friendships & unmet expectations)


Ecc. 7:8 "patience is better than pride"
-I do not need to please everyone.

-Words of affirmation are most definitely my love language.
"I do not need to be praised.....like my need to be liked."  -Michael Scott, anyone?

-how I need to stop building up treasure on earth.
It won't last, I don't want it to, and in the end, it's just stuff.   
more on this later

-God speaks in many forms:
whispers, a smack on the head, too many band-aids on one hand, written words, strangers, pictures, songs, eloquent words, and in times of struggling to understand confusing symbolism

One of the biggest things I need to focus on this week:

"When times are good, be happy;
   but when times are bad,
consider this:
God has made
the one
as well as the other. "
__________________ Ecclesiastes 7:14
link  _______

P.S. The title of this post is from a movie I've seen probably 3 times.Not necessarily by choice :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

silly thoughts

I intended to include this with something else but wanted to simplify things, so here it is!

I made four awesome dinners, four nights in a row.

This is definitely progress people!

A few months ago I was thinking about something silly.
About how I didn't cook much at all or pack lunches (for work/school) anymore.

I felt as if I had 'lost my touch,' and I even went so far as to think that I might not be good at it anymore.
Cooking, that is.

I was thinking silly things like:
"If my sister keeps doing all of the cooking until I eventually move out, I won't be very good at it [cooking] anymore. And if I end up moving [away from her] by this summer then that doesn't give me much time to actually start cooking more."

And then I continued with some other outrageously silly thoughts.

I say silly only because looking back now (even just a few months), it seems like a silly thing to worry/stress/even think about. I mean, really?
I wasn't starting to worry or freak out or anything, but I was finally starting to think about how good I had it how I wasn't cooking much at all.

But isn't it funny how God gives us what we ask for?

Because just a short time after I started thinking about my cooking dilemma/problem/uh.... status, God gave me a solution!

Because my sister gets home later from her job, she slowly started asking me to start dinner so we could finish making it earlier.
So, I did.
And then a few times I just made dinner early so we could eat right after she got home. (And then rush, rush, rush off to life group:)
And there were some awesome dinners.
Thank you very much.

And then, since I started going home to Bakersfield, to help out my parents every week,
I slowly started making every meal we ate when I was there. (Except for breakfast- I like to sleep in, or at least later than when my parents get up at 5 :)

And there have also been many awesome dinners there too.
made by me.
Thank you very much.

Honestly, the only reason I am slightly tooting my horn right now is because of my previous concerns.
I truly was wondering how I would start cooking again.
Without a need, reason, or desire to, it seemed like it would be hard to start cooking all the time for myself/others.
Also, I was wondering how I would start planning meals and getting everything done + cooking in one day.

But I did it.
And I found out I could.
Because God gave me just what I needed.
A need, a reason, and a desire to, of all things, cook!

I also discovered that cooking can be a very draining thing for me.
Sometimes, it feels like a chore.
Planning, buying, making, eating, and then washing the dishes just from one meal is very draining for me.
So, with some trial and error, I realized how to:
-plan easier/heavier nights,
-create variety within a week of meals,
-consolidate grocery shopping trips,
-when I needed to start making dinner/do prep work (earlier is better for me, I'm slow & make tons o'mistakes), and 
-when to ask for help.

Getting food from a restaurant is easy, less hassle, faster, and sometimes cheaper.
Thus, this is a huge source of help.
Also, I've tried to incorporate my parents' input into the meal planning which has helped a lot.
Everyone likes what they're eating if it's an old favorite or something they already know how to make.
And then when it's all made, everyone enjoys everything a pinch more because they helped (or were just involved at some point :)

Also, I've got another post coming soon about what God has given me what I've asked for.

Stay tuned.

Or something internet-y like that.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Link love thursday

A little late, but here goes:

I like this new-to-me blog: joannagoddard.blogspot.com

I want to go to San Jose so I could see the film about Bill Cunningham
& to see my lovely friend Audrey, who just had her birthday! Happy Birthday Wilma :)

I find so many inspiring things when clicking through this blog
This post was somehow insanely inspiring. From home decor, to large-scale portraits, & wanting to try out disposable underwater cameras!

Just discovered this etsy store: I would love to have a custom print of a personal picture.
Maybe of my family or something abstract-y.

I like, like, like these oh so much. Can I pretty please have one instead of an Easter bonnet?

I stayed up way too late watching this (Boston Med) last night.

Just requested this from the library: My Life in France by Julia Child. I can't wait.
Also, waiting for me at the library: Hoda Kotb's biography.
Apparently my older sister has me hooked on biographies.

And I canNOT forget this lovely recipe of sorts
Want to make it?
I vote yes.
I want to try it soo badly!

Lastly, an extremely fun & inexpensive chandelier!

And this chandelier made me sigh with iron-wrought old-world romanticism.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Tunes

{Manifesto}  -The City Harmonic (with chords)

We believe in the one true God
We believe in Father, Spirit, Son
We believe that good has won

And all of the people of God
Sing along....


We are free 
He died and lives again
We will be 
a people free from sin
We'll be free
a kingdom with no end

And all of the people of God
Sing along....

Amen yeah
Amen yeah...yea!

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come

thy will be done
on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who have 
trespassed against us
Lord lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom
power and the glory forever
We're singing! 

Amen yeah
Amen yeah...yea!

{Christ Is Risen}  -Matt Maher
Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely You've bled for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heaven's will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer's crown
No burden great can hold You down
In strength You reign
Forever let Your church proclaim

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night
O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He's alive! He's alive!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Oh, Monday

I decided I wanted a 'day off,' so........

Today was a....

take 15 minutes waking up early,

eat too much breakfast the sister made for you,

check things off the to-do list,

plead with the modem to work,

eat a huge healthy salad for lunch,

watch tv shows online,

laze around on the couch in your pj's all day,

until it's time to go meet friends for dinner at Panera,

kind of day.

It was {lovely} .

: )

Linky Love Strikes Again!

 Doesn't this blog have the cutest header & design elements?
My one suggestion is to change the courier font to something easier on the eyes.

I wish I was better at cooking with my oven so I could make these lovely darlings!

Anyone else have a hankering for freshly baked bread & butter after reading this?

Who knew there were so many rules about making bread?

Anyone up for making homemade thin mint cookies

 found via
Uhhh........ YEAH!
Yes, I thought so too, and then I realized I don't have the patience, ingredients, or oven skills to make them.
My suggestion:
just buy Keebler Grasshopper cookies.
They're the best prepackaged thin mint look-a-like out there.
For best results, freeze until inhaling eating.
Also, try to restrain yourself from eating half the package in one sitting.

Another source of inspiration from Emma's blog From Scratch:
And then these, of course!
Gold Dusted Chevron Sea Salt Brownies

And then a little fun: visit here to get your Baby Sitter's Club & 90's fashion on!
It chronicles & illustrates Claudia Kishi's outfits from the BSC! It's just so fun :) Because, who didn't want to be Claudia? Or Stacy? ...They had the best wardrobes!

And another fun site that illustrates Claudia's outfits: entropificus

So.....Happy Monday!

and Happy Birthday to my big sister, Kelly!

and Happy Early Birthday to my friend Audrey!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The One about the Ides of March

A few days after the Ides of March (March 15th), I thought I would reminisce a little.

When I think of the term, Ides of March, I think of highschool.
For I learned about it then.
When I was in highschool, I took an AP Literature class.

It was a ton of work, but quite awesome.
Yes, I was a nerd.

I discovered a few of my favorite pieces of literature that year.
Pride & Prejudice  & Les Miserables.
And the next year I discovered Beowolf too.

Anyways, in my AP Lit class, we studied King Lear for our unit Shakespeare.
Honestly, to this day I do not enjoy Shakespeare that much.
after reading the play (using No Fear Shakespeare via Spark Notes -awesome book btw! It is the only way I understood the play! -that & following along with the Spark Notes summaries),
our teacher had us watch the PBS film of the play.

And our unit on Shakespeare was only redeemed from watching that one video.
Although it took forever and was somewhat boring for me (it's a strange play), there were definitely a few awesome moments.

First, there was the classic:
"Craazy Tom!"
Said when Lear's son Edgar, in disguise as a 'Tom,' is acting quite crazy.

We quoted that the rest of the year.


Then, imagine, an old, senile, crazy man, kneeling at what he thinks is the edge of a cliff, saying "Just go away and let me die!"
Then he falls over and lands with an oomph! on his face.
Because he wasn't actually at the edge of a cliff, but on flat ground the entire time.
We quoted that line until the end of the year too :)

Edit: Oops, I think I learned about the Ides of March from Oedipus Rex, & not King Lear, oh well!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Song: Come To Me

I've loved a song, Broken, by Jill Pacquette for a long time now.
Recently, I found her cd in my sister's room & gave it a little listen.
And wow.
There is some awesome stuff on her cd!

Come to Me -Jill Pacquette chords

Broken and battered, your confidence's shattered.
But I, I'm still here.
The things that you cling to they seem to just bring you
right back to your fears.
Were the nails and the spear in my side
Not quite enough to provide, the victory you need in your life?
Come to me.

Come to me,
if you come to me.
It'll be alright now.

Depression is spending, this fairytale ending you saw for yourself.
Broken glass photographs that you use to make you laugh sit on the shelf.
And you'd change the frame if you could,
but you'll do many things 'side you should.
Hoping that I'll think you're good enough.

Come to me, come to me.
If you come to me,
Oh it'll be alright now.
If you come to me, It'll be alright now.

You're broken and battered, your confidence shattered.
But I, I'm still here.
Your broken and shattered, your body's been battered
by what they call life.
Depression is ending, this life you've been spending 
wrapped up in your lies.
And once in a while's not enough.
To show to me what you call love.
So don't waste my time words aren't all I want.

Come to me, come to me.
If you come to me,
Oh it'll be alright now.

Friday, March 11, 2011

randomness for 3.11.11

Anyone else think this is random? And super funny?
Because it is :)
via: my seester @ Prone To Wander
Favorite lines:
"You ran 15 miles on purpose? You mean with your legs and feet? I do not drive that far in my commute to work."
Your legs cramp up very badly, and you cannot walk in a straight line for days. You should try it.""That is stupid. I thought only winners got medals. So they also give medals to the losers. You seriously need to get a life."
"And I'm going to go talk to everyone in the break room about how you are an id-i-ot."

When we heard that some Girl Scouts had their cookies stolen from their car, my mom thought it was 'so sad.'
I thought it might be because their cookies are so.dang.good.

Just sayin'.

I rode my bike today.
After not having ridden it in, oh..... fourteen+ months.
Yeaah. Not the best idea.
Except it was. It was super sunny, clear skies, not too warm, not too cold, breezy, with the best hints of spring!
Except that I went too far, certain areas of my posterior are now sore, and I worked up a big (stinky) sweat.

My afternoon haiku for my sister:
Rode my bike today
first time in forever. Ah!
legs like Jello now.

My sister was falling asleep while I was talking to her (via fb chat).
At one point she said this:
"i am not awaaaaaaaaaaaaaake
my fingers just type things"
I told her that she is a very strange, precious person.
Because it's the truth.

Last but not least, I am soo excited for this weekend!
I'll be hanging out with friends, eating yummy food, going fun places, & I'll be with my sister! eep!
Basically, I'll be having a blast :)

Side note: my new weekend is from Saturday to Tuesday.
That's when I'm back in town with my sister,
I get tons of stuff done, & I just go with the flow!
Also, It's soo strange not having a real schedule or much of a routine.

I had a dream on Monday that I checked myself into rehab.
Yes, rehab.

I was there for my shopping addiction habits.
With all the drug addicts and alcoholics.You know, just the usual.

To say the least, it hit a little close to home.
(Since I can't remember the last time I bought something without feeling guilty about it.
Ugh! It's such a frustrating problem!)

Lastly, here is something interesting:
 anyone else confused??

March seventh

written Monday, March 7th:

Right now I'm sitting on my couch in my apartment.
Since it's about an hour (or so) before sunset, sunlight is streaming in soo brightly right now.

It's making it hard to see anything.
I can see those little glinty sun glares through my eyelashes as I'm squinting to see the computer screen.
It's also the perfect time to wake up from a nap. With sunlight bursting through the window, I wake up with a big lazy smile .. It's the best.feeling.ever :)
It's at moments like this that I'm reminded that I'm not called to live a sedentary life.

I've been called to action.

To live freely.

To walk in grace and freedom.

To have {JOY} !

To run in silly circles outside in the sunshine
To live every day for the present day. Not for the last or for the next.

It's also at moments like these when I'm extremely grateful that God created me as a true California girl,
One who love, Love, LOVES sunshine, warm weather, and leaves rustling in the breeze.

It's also at times like these that I wish the upcoming triple digit weather would take more than three months to arrive.
Yes, I said  t r i p l e  digits.Where I'm from, Subway has a deal most summers that you can get a cheaper sandwich on 100+degree days.
No joke.
It's kind of the only perk.  But I'll take it!  :)

Anyways, here are some New Songs-ies!

I'll Stand -Hillsong

....So I'll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
So I'll stand
My soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours

Furious -Jeremy Riddle click here for song chart
(chorus only)

His love is deep, His love is wide
And it covers us
His love is fierce, His love is strong
It is furious
His love is sweet, His love is wild
And it's waking hearts to life

And lately I've been listening to a little Christmas music.
There's a great new song on my new playlist over -->
it's called:

 Winter Snow -Audrey Assad feat. Chris Tomlin 
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could've come like a forest fire
With the power of heaven in Your flame

But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

You could've swept in like a tidal wave
Or an ocean to ravish our hearts
You could have come through like a roaring flood
To wipe away the things we've scarred

But You came like a winter snow
(Yes, You did)
You were quiet

You were soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

Oh, no, Your voice wasn't in a bush burning
No, Your voice wasn't in a rushing wind
It was still
It was small
It was hidden

You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

(Oh, yeah)
To the earth below
You came falling
From the sky in the night
To the earth below

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hello! And welcome to.....Linky Love Thursday!

Editor's Note:  I finished this a little late last week so it's coming to you a little tardy, but it's all still true!

Just a little peek into some things I've enjoyed looking at this week:

a lovely illustrator/artist/blogger    via....
lisa rupp

my montly desktop calendar download          via...lisarupp

a lovely & inspiring bouquet   link via.....
lisa rupp

two lovely food blogs      via.....
andrea & her sister!

another (old favorite) illustrator     via....
natasha rosenberg

an awesome giveawayenter for me? :)  it's for a

katie daisy.      nuff said.

a guilty pleasure is starting back up again :)  .....army wives  via.....

oh! and another guilty pleasure started a few weeks ago!   via.....
white collar

a fun collection of etsy finds   via.....
vintage junky

an inspiring
new blog  via.....vintage junky

a crochet rose pattern         via.....crochet rosebuds       (still looking for a good infinity scarf pattern)

I want to make soo badly                via.....

and then there are, oh, three more recipes I've got to try from ws&g's source   via.....
here, here, & here

and speaking of smores, I saw a tip somewhere last week to add a little bit of peanut butter &/or banana to your smore before smooshing the marshmallow & top graham on.

and, oh. my.  this needs to be in my mouth, STAT!

a cookie pie I want to make just as badly    via.....
marigold road

a tutorial on how to make a button for your blog    via.....

this makes me wish I had some green yarn     via......
skip to my lou

an inspiring craft (embroidery hoop)  & wreath (ooh! those flowers! via.....
marigold road)

a set of mugs that are simply lovely!  ......................

And lastly, isn't this just so fun?!    via....
hello teef

Monday, March 7, 2011

Note To Self:

I was reading my sister's magazine from the library and happened upon a stress test.

As in the, if you got mostly........A's......B's......or C's  kind of test.

While some of the questions were kinda pretty lame, some of the questions were good- even poignant, and made me think through my answer.

And while you could tell the topic for each type of answer, I realized that they were pretty applicable.

When I finished the quiz, I had "mostly B's" which meant that stress affects me psychologically.

The funny thing is that before I took it, I didn't really know how stress was in my life.

But after reading the explanation, I thought,



Reading further, I realized that stress is most definitely evidenced in my life in exactly that way!
Sheesh. Sometimes I don't even realize how smart I am. or not

"For you, tension translates into very real anger, tears, anxiety, or other emotional reactions. You may benefit from cognitive restructuring--a technique that involves challenging automatic negative thought patterns--either with a therapist or on your own. For example, if your first response when your boss sets an impossible-to-meet deadline is to get upset and fret, 'I'll never get this done,' instead try taking a deep breath and thinking, 'I will try to get this done.'
Another cognitive technique that can help is emotional expression--talking, or even better, writing about your problems. 'New research shows that when you write about a stressful event, you achieve a catharsis you can't get by talking,' [Alice] Domar says. So pull out that journal, and try to nurture yourself by making time to do things that genuinely make you happy--from playing the piano or gardening to hitting the movies or going for a long run."

Sooo, yeah.
That is what I've been thinking about today.
That is exactly the kind of advice I need to follow.

During this season in my life, I'm trying to be proactive.

I need to be proactive about taking care of myself.

Not in a selfish, 'my way or the highway' attitude, but in an attitude of recognizing that if I don't take care of my self, my stress will soon make me (& my heart) angry, fearful, worried, anxious, irrational, and overwhelmed.

thanks, Health magazine,
for the perspective, surprisingly sound advice, & fresh take on little old me :)

as of late.....

On March 1st I wrote:
I have had one of the best past few days that I have had in a long time.

However, let me preface this by saying that at the beginning of last week (Feb 21-27),
I was truly a HOT MESS.

No joke.

Not even lying.

Seriously, it was not pretty.

Instead of turning to write on this blog, I decided to keep things private in a handwritten journal & took a break from emotionally throwing up...uh writing it out via blog.

So, to sum up, I was a hot mess.
Took awhile to get that figured out.
Cleaned up my act.
& had a great week!

What did I do?
Well I'll tell ya!

had my LifeGroup girls over for Nacho Libre nacho lunch + movie (sans movie.oops)
I read some awesome blogs,   can't forget this one either!
cooked some awesome food,   (not my #16 from my 23 things, but it was a new recipe!)
tried out some fun new outfits,
had quality hang out time with mom&dad,
learned how to make the <3 symbol on fb, (I'm a slow learner what did I tell you?)
went shopping, just 'cause,
went to church & heard an AWESOME message,
had a lovely, lovely conversation with a dear friend,
wrote a real, handwritten letter to an old friend,
only wore makeup 3 days,   (and somehow forgot how to put on eyeliner.wha??)
did lots o'blogging & commenting,
worked out & felt great,
went to one of my favorite places -Two.Days.In.A.Row! and walked myself silly there :)
went to the library quite a few days,
took my sister's super cute dog on a walk-er-run,   (it was freezin people!)
put about 400+ miles on my little blue car driving to & from my hometown,
listened to The Tale of Despereaux on cd whilst driving,
saw The Dawn Treader with two best friends,  (as my favorite book, I noticed a lot of differences from Lewis' original :(
ate maybe two Wendy's frosty's    (chocolate, duh.) (more on that later)
did my LifeGroup book study  (more on that later too)
added some buttons, over there ------------------------------->
made a pom-pom pencil topper,
had my sister's old roommate spend the night,
crossed off many-a-thing off my to-do list!,
trimmed my nails,      (how DO those things get so long so quickly? there was a time when I had to trim them all.the.time :(
my sister made me dinner,
watched some American Idol,       (ugh, my Mom got me hooked!  -I held off for 4 years though.)
took a long, glorious NAP!     & then woke up super spunky :)       for longer than I intended :)
bought some new peep-toe embellished lilac flats that make me think of Spring!bought a quart of Honey Greek Yogurt. I'm kinda crazy 'bout it.
made dinner for the sister,
got a fun friend to join my LifeGroup!
went to LifeGroup
read fun blogs,
wrote neurotic things (see above for crazy range of emotions),
found some tear sheets of inspiration,
fell asleep while talking,
watched more Friends,
and enjoyed sunshiny days!

What about you?
What were some things that made you smile really big on the inside?


Monday night insight:
(Editor's note:
this may seem like a silly thing to write about for all to see,
but this is my blog and my space on the internet, so I don't care if it's silly. It's my blog after all! :)

I cannot swallow pills.
Yes, I'm 23 years old.

Yes, I wish I could.

Yes, I have tried.

belieeve me.
I have tried.

I have most definitely tried.
capsules v Gel caps.
tiny v small v large
dissolvable v regular
liquid v capsules
vitamins v medicines

I really have tried.

I have given the following my best shot:
-filled my mouth with water, dropped pill in, then swallowed......
-put the pill in, drank water (via cup, faucet, & straw), then swallowed........
-split pills in half + above combos of water+pill+swallow.......
-dry swallowing (no water, just pillow, swallow)........

I have also tried m&ms/other small candies to get myself used to the size & process of swallowing.

I have swallowed myself silly, needed to pee from all the water I've had in one setting, & I've spent many, many minutes trying to do anything just to swallow one little pill.
For just a little relief.
Want to know about bargaining with God?
Yes, I do that when I'm desperately trying to swallow.just.one.pill.

I've also tried putting a pill in food (yogurt/applesauce/fill-in-the-blank).
And finally, sometimes, that actually works.
I know which medicines to avoid. Just in case I'm stuck trying so long it's in my mouth so long that I wear off the outer coating. Once you wear that off, some taste pretty nasty- & it's no wonder! They're supposed to work for a reason!

For awhile, I could get a few down (Aleeve gel caps), but then that slowly wore off.
Honestly, most of the time it just isn't worth it.
Over the years, I've gotten used to just not taking medicine.
Most of the time I get a headache, I don't even think of taking something. Because it's just a low possibility.
And fortunately, I don't have too many aches/pains/or headaches very often. (Maybe once every couple of months.)
So here's my um, not so exciting insight:
last weekend,
as a 23 year old female,
I had to split my pills and then put them into applesauce,
just so I could get a little relief from my stiff neck of shooting pain from my inner ear to the end of my shoulder.

And you know what?
I conquered those half pills unhidden in my applesacuce!
And then I could finally move my head more than one inch to the right or left.
Aaah! Relief!

Oh, and my bff for the day was my mom's rice hot pad/sock thing.
sigh. the heat + ibuprofen combo was soo nice!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

chirp, chirp

so here's the thing: things have been a little, welllll, quiet around here lately.
More like silent.

Did you hear the crickets chirp? Yes, it's been that quiet.

It's not for lack of trying. I've started five different posts in the past two weeks.

There has just been a lot of stuff going on.

(some crying,)
cooking, cooking, cooking!
Bible studying,
reading (blogs & mi Biblia),
driving (400+ miles a week),
sleeping (or lack thereof),
painting + sanding,
crossing off things from my to-do list,
commenting (on blogs, silly),
basically, .........being an introvert while living at my parents house.

I'll post odds & ends later regarding some of the things I mentioned up yonder.

And to end on a nice note, here's:

a song we sang at church last Sunday:

All the earth will sing Your praise
The moon and stars, the sun and rain
Every nation will proclaim
That You are God and You will reign

Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory to You, Lord
Glory, glory hallelujah

I wish this wasn't just a refrain from a song!
It's amazing!
It speaks to me every time!