Thursday, April 28, 2005

Out of service

Sorry I have been away for awhile. Nicole and I are finishing moving into our new apartment and we just got our internet hooked up yesterday. Wahoo, it is about time.

Anyhow, I am off to study/sleep and get some things put away in this beautiful apartment. I love it!!!!

I am actually going to go to bible study tonight, wow, I haven't done that in awhile. Later.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

I shoulda known

Don't you hate being sick and missing class? That isn't even the worst.

What is worse is what happened to me today. As you know I have been sick for the past week and a half or so. Today is the first day that I have gone to all my classes today. I was sitting in my room thinking about what was going on in my communication and the sexes class and I decided to take a look at the syllabus. I was just gonna check and see what I missed. Well what do you know, 4/21- EXAM 2. Just wonderful!!! I have missed the last two classes and don't have the notes for the class. Just my luck, I should have known we would be having a test.

Luckily I had been caught up on the reading and articles, but still, I missed a video and the almighty important in class discussion groups. Oh well. I think I can pull a C. Hopefully.

I am praying for a miracle. At least it is over and I don't have to worry about it anymore.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Love, or something like it

I have been thinking alot lately about love. What does it mean to be in love with someone? What does it feel like? Love is such a mystery with so many different sides. I love alot of people in my life. I love each member of my family, I love my friends, those close and even the distant ones. I love a man. But each of these loves is different and causes different emotions to arise within me.

I am not saying that these things are bad, but sometimes I just don't understand the emotion of love. It feels so amazing to be loved and to be in love, but sometimes it hurts too. Not hurt in the sense of pain, but a hurt that is sadness. I am not sure how to explain this, and I don't feel I have to.

Maybe I am thinking too much instead of just following my heart and continuing to walk down the path that God has laid out for me.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Taking one for the team

Last night we took the SURGE (junior high) students to the ice rink for a fun game of broomball. For those of you that don't know what that is, it is similar to hockey except you don't have skates, just your shoes, and you use a broom and ball, no hockey sticks or puck. It is funny to watch people try and run and then fall on their butts.

Of course my team won, no thanks to me though. I helped assist a few goals but didn't score any of my own. I did take a few falls though trying to get the ball away from the other team. I fell really hard on my knees and now I have a huge bruise and lump on my left knee. Oh well I am tough.

After we got back to the church, we were waiting for the last few parents to come pick up their children. I don't know how it got started, but we ended up playing four square on the church patio. The ball was hit into my square and I sort of had to reach for it. I lost my balance and fell into the tree. I am serious, I fell onto the tree and scraped my arm. What a great night. We had so much fun with all the kids. They really enjoyed it.

Props to Bruce Landon for taking two chunks of skin off either side of his face and Andrew Seely for eating everyone's leftover pizza crust.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Living Spaces

Oh my gosh.....I cannot believe I just did this. Nicole and I went to the apartment complex we were looking at to just drop off our applications. I was not expecting to be signing papers and planning on moving in next weekend. So ya, you heard it, we are moving into our new apartment next friday and saturday. Woohoo!!!! I felt so horrible for Anne (our new roommate) because we totally sprang this moving thing on her.

The reason we are moving so quickly is because we got a killer deal. Normal rent is $1550 a month, but if we move in within the next 10 days, our rent will drop to only $1395 a month for the duration of our lease. That is a killer deal and we couldn't pass it up. Anyhow, if any of you reading this are free next Saturday the 23rd, we could use some help moving.

God has blessed Nicole and I in so many ways lately. Thank you Lord. G'nite.

Monday, April 11, 2005


I have been praying for something to happen and God has begun to answer my prayers. I don't feel like I am at liberty to say what is happening, but what I can say is that it has been a long time coming, and I am so happy that this day has come.

I am thankful for answered prayers and for the Holy Spirit acting/speaking for me when I don't know what to say. I am thankful for my sister Kim and her husband Donnie, and their two beautiful children Mitchell and Erika. I love you guys!!! Now come down and visit me gosh darn it!!

I need to get some sleep. I am still sick and have a western civ test tomorrow. Wish me luck. G'nite.

Good music

I am still feeling crappy and down in the dumps, but I was able to get my butt up and go to the Jars of Clay concert at Azusa on Saturday night. It was amazing.

I had never heard of the first group, "Small Boat Sinking" but they were pretty good. I wasn't too fond of the girls voice, but they were good. Check 'em out for yourself. Next was Tyrone Wells. What do I say about him? He was amazing. I love his music, he sounded so good. I was kinda ticked though because we were in the front row and there were a ton of people standing in front of us so it was hard to see. Thanks to Percy for saving all of us seats. Jars of Clay was awesome too. There were only four of them and all they had were two guitars and keys, but they sounded good that way. It was kinda of chill, really laid back but again I couldn't just sit in my chair and enjoy the music because of the people standing in front of me. That was disappointing, but we dealt with it. Good concert, all three bands were great, and I had fun. Period, end of story.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Death Becomes Her

I feel like crap today. My throat hurts, my nose is running, and I have a nasty cough. I guess it happens to the best of us and it is the season for sickness. My parents are both so sick they missed a week of work, and can't even take care of each other, how sad.

Prayers for Grandma would be appreciated. She had her blood transfusion this morning. Not sure how she is doing, mom has not called me.

Today I am thankful for Ruben. Happy Birthday!!! You are 21 now. Wahoo.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Check it out

Just to let you all know, I changed my comments thanks to Andrew. He spent a whole half an hour helping me change from crappy comments to Haloscan comments. So now my blog is cool.

If you decide you want to comment on a post, please click on the word comments, or the link on the left. The ones on the right are my old comments. Thanks Andrew, and everyone who reads this.


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Fit for Life

I have recently noticed some changes in my body. Not huge differences or negative ones, but I have just noticed that my muscles aren't as toned and my abs have a thicker covering over them. I have been wanting to get a gym membership for some time now, but just can't afford the monthly payments, and I want to join a gym where I know one of my friends works out at. So of course I haven't done anything about it and just put exercising on the back burner.

I went running one morning about a month ago and it felt amazing to get out and do something physical. Although the rest of the week I was sore, I felt good. Now if I could only keep that up and go running more than once a month. I don't know what my problem is, I have become so lazy since high school and it sucks, I used to be so athletic (soccer and gymnastics) and now I just lay around all the time. Probably because my mother isn't around to get on my case and tell me to go do something, whether it be running or going to the gym.

I need to workout. I think that it helps me focus and stay alert, and plus, it makes me feel better about myself. We'll see what happens.

Maybe if I find a better paying job I will be able to afford that gym membership.

April Fools

I had this burning desire to play an April Fool's joke on my family, but I didn't want to be mean. My dad and I pulled one on my mom one time and she freaked out and started crying. I didn't want to play like I had gotten seriously injured because mom would have tripped out and wanted to come down right away (since her baby is in Cali and she is in Washington). So I didn't know what to do.

I kind of mentioned telling them that I had gotten engaged, but I wasn't sure how that would go over and I didn't think it would get them. So I decided I would be a nice daughter and not do anything. Then that burning got to me and I had to do something.

I talked to Nicole and we decided that I should just tell them that John and I got engaged. I had some pics from the beach that Andrew had taken, so I thought I would send those in an email along with my left hand with a ring on it. So that is what I did. I sent an email and explained "the story" and included the pics. My dad was the first to respond and just said congratulations and wondered why I sent the email without calling. I had him going for so long. Then he insisted that he call my mom and have her call me. So she did and then we 3 way called with my mom, dad, and myself. My mom was screaming and almost in tears with excited. All she could tell me was that she was happy for me and "OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!!" It was hilarious. I wanted John to hear, so I put my parents on speaker phone and Nicole used her phone to call John and put him on speaker phone. It was insane. Then the next thing I know my sister is on the phone as well, the whole freaking family was on the line. It was good times. It hurt so bad to have to tell them that John and I weren't really engaged. They were hurt and disappointed. And they called me a few names and told me I was in trouble. I was surprised that they weren't concerned that John and I have only been together for a month and that I am still in school. It was interesting to hear their reactions.

We played the same joke on John's mom and grandma later that night when we went out to Pasadena. His mom was more skeptical because this was the first time she had ever met me. John was disappointed that his mom wasn't more excited, but we understood. It was a good April Fool's this year.

Friday, April 01, 2005 favorite fruit

Here is sort of an addition to my blog from Wednesday night. After SURGE was finished and everything boiled over, the advisors were feeling like we needed some drinks. So we all headed over to Andrew's house to have some drinks and nachos (See Andrew's Ghetto Blog). I got the royal treatment and had a wine tasting evening. Now you have to understand that I do not like wine or beer. I just can't get over the taste. So I mentioned to Andrew that I had tried a glass of Shiraz and actually liked it, so then he brought out four bottles of wine and we sampled some of each. I really enjoyed three but the fourth one had been open for awhile, so the taste was off a little. I had a Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel, Merlot, and the one I didn't like so much was Pinot Noir. Oh ya, I guess I tasted five wines because he brought another brand of Shiraz. It is weird, I never thought I would like wine, but it turns out I do. I just want to sample some more and see the different tastes. Maybe we will actually go to a wine tasting somewhere. Who knows.

I have also been wanting to go dancing. Not like club dancing, real dancing. I want to go to a blues or jazz lounge that serves dinner and drinks and also has a band that plays so you can get up and dance whenever you want. Do you know of anywhere like that close by? Let me know, thanks.

Also, please continue to pray for my grandmother, she is having some difficulties right now and may possibly have to have a blood transfusion. We find out today what is going on and what needs to happen in the near future. Thanks for the prayers.