Thursday, May 28, 2009's that time of year...

I'm sorry it's been over a week since I stopped by and said hello. But I'm sure you all know, it's that time of year! VBS is in 10 days!!! I think it's finally starting to sink in that it's that close. I think we're in good shape, but have this fear that there is something I'm forgetting...but deep down know that God is in control and therefore the children will come and learn about His love and His word, and that's all that matters, and that's what it's all about, and that's why I do what I do.

In case you thought my life would slow down after VBS, let me share with you the rest of my summer:

June 8-12 VBS (with my nephew Brady staying with me all week!)
June 14-19 Camp Tallowood
June 23-26 Connecticut to do VBS for kids whose parents are at a retreat for church planters
July 1-5 Home to Corpus for some family and beach time!
July 16-18 AUNT'S WEEKEND in Houston!!!

That's the major events of the summer, the rest will be busy at work with Playground Playdays, Splash Day, Big Enough for Big Church event and preparation for VBS...oh yeah, and turning in my final journals and stuff for this last class/internship!!! Pretty darn amazing to think that I WON'T be going back to school in August!! Yippee!!!

Well, I'm sorry to say that my posts for the next month will be few and far between. I'll try my best to do a summary post after each major event. I hope and pray you all have wonderful summer plans, at least a few days to sit back and relax...oh summer, where have you been my whole life?

The Good News: I'm a new fan of SYTYCD
The Bad News: working on my day off tomorrow, that's just the way it goes!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 this for real???

Have you heard about this?

I remember seeing some news reports that people have money sitting somewhere and the government is just holding it. I didn't pay much attention, and assumed it didn't apply to me.

Well, a friend of mine contacted me on facebook and said he had looked up my name on the website and sure enough, it looks like I have about $150 sitting in the Texas Comptroller. I'm going to fill out the form and send it in and see if they send me my check. I'll let you know if this is the real deal. Here's the website if you want to check your name. PLEASE let me know if you find money with your name on it, and let me know if you get it from them. Has anyone already done this? Is it for real?

You know you're curious, go on, check it out here. Put in your first and last names and see if Texas has any money for you! Woohoo. I will tell you, I looked up some of my friends just to see if they were owed money, and one of my good friends has $350 sitting there.

The Good News: My summer intern started yesterday!!!
The Bad News: The VBS list of things to do is long, and we're down to 2.5 weeks...this doesn't feel real!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

...things I do on my day off...

If I spend my day off at home (like I did today), these are things I might do to fill my day:

  • sleep as late as possible

  • Watch all 6 hours of the Today Show...ok, that's an exageration, but you get the point

  • laundry

  • hang up clothes that have piled up

  • get lunch from Quizno's or make Mac N Cheese

  • update my blog

  • rent a movie from Red Box

  • watch Gilmore Girls

  • clean my bathroom, ugh

  • dishes

  • purge clothes and/or I need to get rid of

A nice mix of productivity and lazy lounging...hey, it is my day off afterall!

The Good New: My apartment is looking better.

The Bad News: I spent way too much at a random stop by Kohl's!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

...favorite moment of the day...

When an 83 year old woman asked my Wednesday lunch group (which consists of 4 other ladies all 60+) if we saw AI last night.

Sad part is, I just assumed she was talking about some senior citizen show I hadn't heard of.

Nope. She sure meant American Idol. Then that lead to an extensive conversation about DWTS...hilarious!

Just had to share.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

...why I blog...

Top 10 reasons why I blog

10. So that I can pretend like other people want to read about my life.

9. To procrastinate from doing other things.

8. To have a place to vent when I'm frustrated.

7. To post and share pictures.

6. To share prayer requests and praises!

5. To tell funny stories that happen to me.

4. To document events.

3. As a form of a journal, to look back on what I was going through at each stage in my life.

2. To share what's going on in my life day by day.

1. To keep in touch with friends.

The Good News: My intern starts on Saturday!!!
The Bad News: The VBS craze is in full force.

Sunday, May 10, 2009 mom...

My mom is the person I call when I'm sad.

My mom is the person that I call when I'm mad.

My mom is the person that I call when I'm excited.

My mom is the person I call when I need advice (even if I might not like what I hear).

My mom is the person I call almost every day.

My mom is amazing and I don't know what I'd do without her.

She always told me I could, and still tells me I can.

She thinks I'm a genuis even though I'm not.

She thinks I can do anything, and that makes me feel like I can.

She supports me in all that I do.

She loves me no matter what I do.

She listens when I rant, whine or just drone on and on.

She would do anything within her power for me, no matter the sacrifice.

I love you mom and thank God for you today and everyday! I hope some day I get to put to practice everything you've taught me about being a mom!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

...retraction statement...

Just real quick, wanted to say, I didn't mean for yesterday's post to sound whiney!!!

I am super excited! I know I will get to celebrate sometime in the next 12 months (or nonstop for the next 12 months...yes! That sounds great!)!

I guess I was just feeling sorry for myself last night...glad that's over with!

Today I am basking in the joy that is no more papers or tests!

Have a splendiferous day, oh, and thanks for putting up with my moods (I guess you don't have much of a choice since this is my blog and all)!

Monday, May 04, 2009

...why today is significant...

I know my last post told some about school, but I just thought I'd update and give the deets.

Today was my last final. ever. I turned in my last paper. ever. I signed up for my last class. ever. I won't lie, it was a pretty amazing feeling!!!

So, here's the situation. I lack 5 hours to get my degree. I'm doing the Internship hours this summer, which is really no big deal because it's just my job and then I will be have all 64 hours come August!!! This is AMAZING!!!

Here's the was really a huge marker. Last time to actually have to go to a physical class, take a test, etc. So this is reason to celebrate, yes? But I'm not really done, so not totally reason to celebrate.

So then in August when I turn in my journals and evaluations from the Internship, then? then will I feel completion and have cause to celebrate? one would think...

Oh wait...there is no August graduation, so I'll technically be part of the graduating class of December '09, which is fine, but in order to be a part of that ceremony I will have to go up to Ft. Worth and participate in the ceremony there with professors I don't know and students I don't know, plus December is a crazy time of year...none of this is appealing to me.

So then, my next best option is to walk in the Houston ceremony in May...of 2010...yes, that's a year from now. Do I like this option? No! Will I still want to walk a year from now? Who knows? But those are my options and I can just wait and see how I feel and decide later if I'm going to walk in either of those ceremonies.

My real concern...WHEN DO I CELEBRATE??? I'm not kidding. I want closure, completion, celebration, attention (duh), recognition, etc. I'm not ashamed to admit it, this is a huge accomplishment...but do I really have to wait a year to recognize it, and will I even want to, or will I feel silly in a year?

This is my current inner struggle...suggestions?

The Good News: I'm going to Academy/Troy (small town where Kristy's family just moved, close to Temple) to see sisters & kiddos!!!
The Bad News: can't believe VBS is only a month away!!! lots to do!