Thursday, October 28, 2010

yuck, yuck, and more yuck

i am quite possibly the world's cleanest person. i clean like it's going out of style and i know that sometimes it drives poor jason nuts when i'm busy cleaning and he just wants to watch a movie. however, a tragedy has come over my clean little apartment.


yep, there is a hole in the roof of my bathroom and they crawl in the fan and wah-lah! i have a new roommate. it is repulsive, disgusting, absolutely freaky. and, did you know they have wings? oh, you bet they do... and i don't think they use the wings to keep themselves cool during hot weather.

poor jason has been playing exterminator and killing the few that i have seen. but i don't know how much longer it'll be before i find one on my own time... and the screech that will follow as soon as i find my first one will be the screech heard around the world. (i'm getting the creepy crawlies just writing about it right now)

and i guess killing them with bug spray isn't really an option because they're crazy little buggers... no wonder people say that cockroaches could survive a nuclear bomb. yuck. i guess they can't survive being stepped on by a boot... however, i hope to never know that for sure.

please pray for my safety... and sanity... because i'm thinking i could be abducted by a bunch of critters and be never seen again.

song of the day:
don't panic
by: coldplay

as much as this song is soothing and wonderful... i can just hear little bug legs creepy-crawling in the background.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

when life gives you Lyme's, make a margarita and CELEBRATE!

i wrote a blog in april about the tough road that my family and i have been enduring... you can see it here. but the story doesn't end there, in fact, the end starts here!

last time i wrote i spoke of the goodness of God during times of difficulty and the fact that my family was leaning into His promise in jeremiah 29:11 during this extraordinary difficult time. we, as a family, were being refined and perfected for His work.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

well, the story has come so far since april. after lots of test and many months of patiently (or maybe not so patiently waiting) we have an answer. Lyme's Disease. yep, the disease you get from being bit by a flea that is carrying it. i know, i always thought that hunters out in the wilderness of montana got this... but it turns out a southern california man can contract the disease and suffer from it for a decade without detection.

thank goodness for a doctor who was as committed to finding answers as house (yep, the show). and now we work with the doctors to find the best way to get the disease under control --nope, it's not curable.

oh, how great is our God. life has changed in a way that we could never have imagined, but i wouldn't take a minute of the trials and tribulations back. i hope God thinks i'm a shinier piece of gold in God's collection after enduring years of fire.

"And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good." - Genesis 1:31

just like genesis, this is good.
God is good.

song of the day:
light up the sky
by: the afters

when stars are hiding in the clouds, i don't feel them shining
when i can't see You beyond my doubt, the silver lining
when i've almost reached the end, like a flood You're rushing in
your love is rushing in

hallelujah, the sky is bright and shiny again.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

speak now or forever hold your peace

for those of you not madly in love with the world of country music like me... taylor swift's new cd came out yesterday. oh, it's amazing. if you haven't listened to any of her music yet, her brand spanking new speak now cd is a great place to start (even though it's her latest one).

this cd is for the girls that were picked on from a young age, young loves that have broken not only your heart but your trust, wounds from mean, brutal words. yes, she's amazing, i know.

when i sing along (yep, i'm so obsessed i know a lot of the words already) i feel like i'm being freed from all of the things that can make life so hard. how does she make it so cute, but still so real? what a talented young lady (i can say that she's younger than me!).

please enjoy every moment of her songs like i did. :)

songs of the day:

long live
by none other than, taylor swift

really if should be every little lyric on the speak now cd.
oh taylor, how do you do it?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

i was thinking about taking a sabbatical, but just can't stay away

although i'm not posting as often as i would like to, i realize that once in a while is better than never. i am just so swamped with all of the craziness of my senior year of college... i thought that it was crazy in high school, forget that college makes it look like nothing. figure out my life plans, find a job, finish the most intense courses i have taken yet, and boy oh boy am i overwhelmed.

i'm hoping you guys miss me as much as i miss you all.... despite the fact that i may not know some of you.

although christmas is my favorite holiday of all time, i am so excited for the fun times of halloween. it's not because it's a pagan ritual... but
because i love love love costumes!

this year the costume is going to be precious and it's homemade (like all of them!), but here are some from previous halloween festivities (and other sorority fiestas!)

mr. and mrs. clause

juno and her jogger, bleaker (questionable hair on jason)
no, i am not pregnant, nor was i, just a really good stuffed belly made of t-shirts. boom.

pilgrims for a pre-thanksgiving break party
please note the homemade buckles that were key to our pilgrim get ups.

sandy from grease (at the end of the movie)
i had a danny... but he wasn't nearly as into it as me...

possibly my favorite costumes to date, thing 1 and thing 2
that blue hair... is ALL mine! talk about a good tease.

[maybe it's this love that makes me a successful sorority girl! and my fancy for sewing and doing all things over the top]

i promise this year's costume promises to be delightful... and i think a new favorite for all!

song of the day:
monster mash
by: bobbie "boris" pickett
it wouldn't be halloween without a little monster mash!