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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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Update.

My mom and I started a work out together which we will do Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  It went pretty well.  After we did an ab work-out video, we walked on the treadmill/did the elliptical and talked.  It was really good to just talk to my mom, about everything.  We had a good time, while sweating and burning calories! 

 

And today, at the law school, they held a “kiss the pig” contest.  Students could donate money to a local humane society and whichever professor had $50 donated to thier name had to kiss the pig.  Well…the four professors that were willing to have money donated ALL had to kiss the pig!  Honestly, I felt badly for the pig.  It was a baby pig, and was squealing and trying to get out of its little cage.  One professor picked it up and the pig was NOT happy.  Poor little guy.  Thankfully, because of the professor’s sacrifice (or the pigs…) the students raised $300 for the humane society! 

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This last one is my boss…haha!

 

School is out in less than a month…pretty stoked!

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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 honeymoonwishes.com.  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 is in the air!

I got received (seriously, I hate the word “got”) flowers from my boss yesterday for spring, and for a cancer awareness day they had.  They are so beautiful.  They started up yesterday all closed up.

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Then when I came into work today, they were open!  It seriously made my day!  They are gorgeous. 

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It makes me so happy because at home I have some amazing flowers from Brent (from our anniversary).

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Flowers, flowers everywhere!  This has given me such a boost today.  Waking up to flowers, then coming in to work and seeing them!  Happiness!  Yay!

 

Oh, and it is such a beautiful day, too.  I think I might skip my afternoon class and go for a walk.  I know, it’s a terrible waste of money to skip class, but honestly, I’d rather be outside.

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Things to look forward to!

I’m in one of  those moods today when I want to fill my calendar with fun events to make the time go faster and make it seem like school is flying by (although….it kind of is).  So I decided that I am going to plan great, exciting, fun, adventurous things to make the time pass by faster and to fill up my calendar.  Life is exciting (well today it is anyway, because tomorrow I have a paper due…lol)

 

Here’s what I plan on doing:

 

Two date nights a month with Brent (I’ve got a GREAT idea for when it gets warm out)

I’m walking the the March for Babies in April

Going to visit the Annie Oakley Museum with my mommy

Going to the scrap box in Ann Arbor with my mommy

One Wedding Planning Weekend a month

Once a week personal training (with my amazing trainer Marie)

Book as many Pampered Chef shows as possible

I’m planning a movie night for the girls in my family (something we do twice a year)

I want to go down to Columbus to visit my friend Hilary again

Try a Zumba class

Go to the Toledo Zoo

Read I & II Corinthians

 

Yay!  I’m so excited to accomplish my list.  I just think it’s fun to have things to look forward to.  It makes the week go by faster.  In fact, it just makes the time go by faster.  I’m especially looking forward to Spring!!!!!  No more snow!!!!!  🙂

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Life in College

When I was a freshman, (holy crap that was four years ago), I started an email newsletter entitled “Life in College”.  I sent it to my family and friends, and they really enjoyed it.  In fact, when I see my family, they always ask when I’m going to send them another “Life in College”.

 

Well, here it is…

 

It’s sad that this could potentially be my last “Life in College” letter.  Maybe I’ll write one at the end of the semester to tell you how it went.  Then, maybe I’ll start a letter called “Life in Marriage”, or “Life with Brent”, etc.  But for now, here is what’s happening in my life.

 

Family:

My family is doing well.  Mom is in college working on her nursing degree, and dad is still doing his usual.  Ed & Nicole are doing well, Nicole is in school also, and graduating in March!  Carson and Amber are well, she is back from Hawaii.  Overall, we’re all keeping warm and working…trying to earn the big bucks 🙂

 

School:

I’m graduating in May (3 months!).  I will have an English degree with a concentration in Creative Writing.  AKA, I’ll never find a job here in Toledo.  This semester I have a really good schedule.  I’m taking a workshop in Poetry, a class called Writing the Short Story, an independent study in poetry, Spainsh 4 and……water aerobics!  Wahoo!  I’m really enjoying myself.  I have been reading and writing ALOT, but I’ve been learning and applying myself.  I’ve had more coffee so far this semester than all others combined…  I ended last semester (Fall) with a 3.3 GPA.  Not what I wanted, but not bad either.  I have a cumulative of 3.2.  Not bad either.  I’m so excited to graduate and only have a job…working and doing school is too much.

 

Work:

I still work at the Law school, and I am currently selling Pampered Chef.  Since I can’t clean houses due to my rediculous knee injury (I’ll focus on that in the next category), I decided to pick something else up, and Pampered Chef is absolutely amazing!  I love my team, and I really like doing this!  Because I’m a student, I can only work 20 hours at the Law school, so the Pampered Chef brings me to almost 30 a week!

We are both currently looking for jobs.  I will probably end up teaching…but who knows where God will lead me.  Brent is so talented and has an amazing resumee, so hopefully God blesses him with an amazing job, which he totally deserves.

 

Stupid Rediculous Knee:

I had knee surgery in June, and was scheduled for a second one in December.  Well, my insurance is stupid and decided that they wouldn’t pay for it.  Basically, I need a complete knee replacement.  My surgeon was going to try and buy me about ten-twenty years by doing a Carticel implantation for the second surgery instead of the knee replacement.  But, now I’ll have to wait until I get married to see if that insurance will cover it.

 

Wedding:

I pretty much can’t wait to be married.  In a month (March 15) Brent and I will celebrate our 6 year dating anniversary.  Yes, we have been together more that 1/4 of our lives :).  But it has been the best 6 years of my life.  I have no doubt in my mind that I am marrying the most amazing person ever. 

Plans are going well.  We have our hall, caterer, my dress, bridesmaids dresses, decorations, guest list, etc. done.  Grandma is making my veil.  This Saturday we are cake tasting!  🙂  It’s been such a blast.  Brent helps make all the decisions.  He is so great.  We’re both pretty easy-going, so it’s been so easy to make decisions.  We agree about a lot, and it has been such a blessing.  Planning this wedding has really shown me that we are going to be a great team.  He is such a great man.

 

Nina:

I of course couldn’t forget the doggy.  🙂  She’s great.  About 9 pounds now full grown.  She knows all the tricks in the book.  She’s a lot of fun and very smart.

 

Did I forget anything?  I hope not.  So, that’s what is going on in my world.  I love you all and I will do this again at the end of the semester (yay! end of the semester!)

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Okay, let me explain…

Why I deactivated my Facebook.

 

1. I wasn’t getting any homework done because every time I turned on the computer I went to facebook.

 

2. I wasn’t planning my wedding because every time I turned on the computer I went to facebook.

 

3.  I was actually spending about 2 hours a day on facebook.

 

4.  At work, I would choose facebook over homework (I’m a work/study…allowed to do homework)

 

5. I had some comments from people on my wall/via messaging that I didn’t appreciate.

 

6. I wasted too much time with no reward except being able to be nosy.

 

So…

 

I’m back here.  What’s the difference?

 

1.  I’m only on long enough to make a post and read anyone’s blog that I find interesting/enlightening/educational.

 

2. I find interesting things to blog about which means I’m using the computer for more reasons besides nosiness.

 

3.  My family (since most of them don’t have facebook) have a way of knowing what’s going on.

 

4. I have found so much time to do homework/be with Brent/plan the wedding/etc.

 

Perhaps after this semester, and closer to when the wedding is over I will be back on facebook.  When I actually have time to waste.  This is a personal decision, and I do not look down on anyone who has a facebook, or a blog, or both.  I just need more time for me, Brent, school, work, wedding, etc.

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