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I just spent the last hour at work choosing a new layout for my blog.  Honestly, I’m going to miss this job.  Since it’s a work/study program, I can only work this semester.  Since I’m graduating, that means I only have this week and next week.  And since the government pays me (it’s sort of like a scholarship), I can only work until that money runs out.  What does that mean??  Basically, I can work 20 hours this week, and 9.25 next week. 


Sad, but true.  After I’m done here I have no idea what I am going to do, besides look for a job and get married.  Speaking of which…I’m going to plan hard core starting tomorrow (seriously….tomorrow).  I just took my last exam this morning, and so I’m going to go home and take a nap, then play with my doggie, maybe some time Brent, then bed!!! 


Sunday is graduation…..which is the last step to end this part of my life.  Monday I have 3 HUGE things to write about…they are amazing!




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It’s been too long…

So what’s been happening with me??????  Life.


I survived my last week of class, complete with turning in three portfolio’s of my entire semester’s work, a paper, and an anthology which I co-edited for a poetry class.  It was hectic, and I’m so glad it’s over.  Now, all that’s left is exam week (dun…dun…dun…).  But honestly, I only have one exam this week, so I can’t complain.  It’s on Wednesday and then after that I’m done!!!! 
On Sunday I will be a college graduate.  I’m so excited!!  Then after that,  I am all wedding.  Which means that I need to get crackin’ on last minute stuff.   Flowers, decorations, music, etc.  There’s a huge list. 


So until I’m done with school, I’ll be neglecting writing on here…wish me luck!  🙂

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Craziness, Craziness, Craziness

So, wow.  That’s about all I can say about my life right now.  I feel like everything in my life is piling up, like a stack of papers on a desk that you just DO NOT want to clean off.  Or maybe my life is more like a snow ball that is falling down a hill of snow, growing and getting bigger.  No, wait I got it.  I’m the little kid who is running away from the huge snow ball.  Yep, that’s it.


Ok for real now I’ll just let you in on a few things that I have done (and things I have not done) in the past couple of weeks.  First, I haven’t slept through the night in about two whole weeks.  Literally, I am up every five-ten minutes.  I could blame in on Nina, since she takes up valuable real estate on my bed, but really, it’s just stuff on my mind.  Like the wedding, work, school, church, the wedding, did I mention the wedding?


I completed this HUGE project at work and I was so excited about it.  For the past month and a half, I have been working on a very large project that took up most of my time at work.  Then, the same day I was celebrating being done, I was given a new project that was just as big and will take me until I graduate to finish.  I literally got off work that day, went to my car, and cried for about ten minutes.  Thankfully, my boss has given me lots of breathing room.  I can work on it sparatically, and take breaks when I want.  My bosses are amazing women, and I really do love my job.


I was just offered today a chance to edit a paper for a student and get paid for it!  Holla!  Something that an English major can actually do!  Basically, someone translated a paper from Chinese into English, and now I have to make it readable (or understandable) for the profesor.  Pretty cool.


We registered!  Yay!  We did it at Wal-Mart and Sears.  Sears was a difficult option, but I have Fiesta dishes, and Sears sells them, so I can complete my set.  I was satisfied with both places.  Since I already have most things to start a home, we also registered at  It’s pretty cool!


We had a difficult issue with our Pastor, and we resolved it.  All is well.  So, we the pastor to marry us is something we can check off our list.  That was a big burden lifted.  I’m thankful for our church family, and that we have figured stuff out.


OH!  And how could I forget……we found an apartment!  🙂  Thanks to my amazing family, we have it all cleaned and painted and ready to move in!  Brent is going to live there until the wedding (it’s an experiment…you know, to see how he lasts without anyone there to help…lol, j/k I’ll be there to clean and stuff).  We took two loads over yesterday, and the kitchen is fully unpacked.  It’s a cute little place, I’ll post pictures eventually.  And it’s close to this amazing Chinese restaurant that we ate at last night.  I’m pretty stoked!


Other than that, it’s been school, school, school.  Yesterday I FINALLY finished my short story for a class.  It was supposed to be 20 pages, but I ended it at 16.  I was too tired last night.  I have another one due next week…boo.


So that’s my life right now.  Piled up, running away from a big ball of snow falling down a hill.

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Spring Break Isn’t Coming Fast Enough

I think that I should have given up complaining for lent, but then, what would I write about?  I’m getting so behind in school work simply because I just don’t care.  Terrible attitude, I know.  But seriously, as long as I graduate, I really don’t care about my grades.  I could get C’s in all my classes and still be above a 3.0.  So what’s to stress about?  WELL…I am stressing.  I feel like as soon as I get ahead in one class, I get behind in another, like I can’t catch up.  Quizzes, oral exams, poems, papers, short stories, online quizzes, yada yada ya.  I feel like I’m buried in papers and can only come out to breath when it’s time to eat. 


This morning, I walked three miles at the gym.  I didn’t read the latest gossip in Us, or People.  Instead, I read 75 pages of text for a class.  It was actually nice.  I didn’t notice how much I had walked, and I got school work done.  So, I burned over 300 calories reading :).


I also need to organize my notebook.  That is my big plan for tonight (after class, of course).  This way, I know what is in there, what I need to find and what I need to throw away.  Organization is important to me, so I need to get organized to make it through this week.


Next week is Spring Break, and I am purposely not going ANYWHERE.  I’ve never gone on a trip during Spring Break, and it didn’t seen necessary this semester either.  I mean, I can save money, not get plastered, therefore remember my break, get wedding planning done, and laundry, and hang out with friends.  I hope that it will be a relaxing time, and that I will get a lot done (and I’m not looking at school work one bit).




On another note, I went to the library last night.  I had to return a book, and I checked a few out as well.  February was missions month at church and I taught “facts” about Africa to the kids.  I decided that I want to learn more about Africa.  I took a course called “The Introduction to the African Experience” but I honestly didn’t get much out of it (that I can remember).  But teaching these kids really got me interested.  So, I’m starting with Angola.  I got two books out last night on Angola, and I’ll let you know soon how it goes.  Then, I will continue through the countries. 


Also at the library, I checked out a movie called “Super Size Me”.  Oh my goodness!  Brent and I watched it together last night, and then this morning my mom and I watched it again.  If you haven’t seen it, I advise you to see it.  It really opens your eyes to the disgustingness of fast food.  Parts of it are gross (he throws up, they show a gastric bypass surgery, etc).

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In an odd mood…

I think it’s the weather…and the fact that I am sipping on a Starbucks skinny iced vanilla latte.  I’m excited…about what?  I don’t really know.  I just finished reading “The Apology” by Stephen Dixon and “The Ceiling” by Kevin Brockmeier.  Both very good stories.  I had to read them for class, however I’m really into these short stories.  I like reading them and get lots of ideas for personal stories as well.  Right now I’m working on a story based off my grandfathers life…but not exact.


This morning, after my personal training (still think my trainer is ca-razy, but she’s awesome, and I love her), I went home and my mommy saved all the coupons for me and so I clipped coupons.  I think everyone should do this.  If you get the paper, you should save them (and use them, Barb) :).  If you don’t get the paper, find a friend that does, or a grandparent or parent and steal there’s (okay, get their permission).  Anywho, I am a coupon FREAK.  I love saving money, and I save on average about $4 a shopping trip.  One time I saved $9!  It’s worth it.  All you have to do is cut them out.  I also have coupons for restaurants, dry cleaners, Bigby, etc.  Seriously, coupons are awesome.

Where was I going with that?…..Oh!  So there was this “Huggies” coupon, and at the top it had this picture, and I think I laughed for about five minutes…




How could you not laugh.  I think it’s hilarious.  Well I’ll stop being wired on caffeine and life, and stop writing.  Nothing new with wedding planning…though after this weekend I’ll fill you in on what else has been done.



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“Aaaas Yoooooou Wiiiiiissssshhhh”

Okay, you have ten seconds to name the movie…..


Did you get it?


Good job!


So I totally feel like the Bride in “The Princess Bride” (not completley, like I don’t sing and have birds fly to me, and I don’t have a maid that follows me around to make sure I don’t kiss Brent, OH, and my name isn’t Buttercup).  Okay, I’m not trying to be all cutesy,  corny, or annoying.  But I’m incredibly lucky to be marrying the man I am marrying. 


We just booked our honeymoon!  I’ve always pictured myself somewhere warm (or hot, since winter in Ohio seems like it’s all year around), somewhere with a beach, a nice hotel with room service, a balcony, little soaps and those towels that they fold into swans, elephants, etc….(okay, that part was a little cory).


So Brent did it!  We looked for a long time at where we would want to stay, and finally we decided on Marco Island, Florida!  Six days, five nights at The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa!  That’s right baby…S-P-A!  🙂  We’re flying there, too!  Ahh…vacation with Brent!  I’ve gone on vacations with his family, and with my family, and we drove to Houston, TX three years ago together, but this is going to be amazingly wonderful.  I can’t wait!


I’ll leave you with some of my favorite  quotes  from “The Princess Bride” :

Vizzini: Jump in after her!
Inigo Montoya: I can’t swim
Fezzik: I only dog paddle.
Vizzini: AGGHH!


Miracle Max: You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.


Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at *us*.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on *charm*.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhyming now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?


Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.


🙂  I’m going to go home and watch this!

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It’s Official.

This past weekend, Brent and I got our pictures taken for the church directory…..together!  That’s right, with the same last name!  🙂  Since we’ll be married in July, and  the directory won’t come out until March, we figured we might as well get them together!  That, and our church only does a directory like every ten years.  It’s a great picture.  We bought the proofs, so I’ll post the picture when I get it!  This was really the first thing to make it official.  I can’t wait to see the directories when they come out…yay!


I’ll post some more wedding/school stuff later.  Right now I’m studying for my Spanish Oral Test, writing a 20 page short story, reading Alice Munro’s “Open Secrets”, leaving comments on friends’ poems, organizing my school binder, trying to book Pampered Chef shows, and drinking lemon water.  YES, all at the same time.

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