Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crown Royal?

Why I am thinking of it...

The other day during unpacking in the morning I heard D say to K "Why you got a liquor bag?". Of course I immediately went over to assess the situation. Sure enough K had a Crown Royal bag to keep her book fair money in. When I asked her why she had it she simply said, "My mama gave it to me as a change purse." Go figure.

I don't know what is more disturbing the fact that D knew what a liquor bag was or that K's mom gave her the bag as a change purse. You tell me.

Procrastination at it's best

I should be packing up my classroom into a million boxes, but this is more fun...

1. Who knows a secret or two about you?
Katie, both of them.
2. Four words to explain why you last threw up?
Can't remember
3. Have you ever burned yourself?
Only small burns attempting to bake/cook
4. Who is your hero?
Soldiers serving our country, my parents, Michael Jordan
5. Would you ever want to be a supermodel?
I think it would be fun to get pampered but I love food too much!
6. When is your next party?
This weekend, so excited for Adrienne's bday party!
7. Do you know what you will wear tomorrow?
Nope, I decide in the mornings.
8. Have you ever accidentally eaten an insect?
I don’t even want to think about the possibilities.
9. Do you talk baby talk?
To babie of course, doesn't everyone?
10. Would you ever work in a retirement home?
I actually thought about volunteering last summer.
11. Are you ever purposely irritating?
Only to a certain lucky
12. If you could fly, where would you go first?
Anywhere but here...just kidding, probably Greece or Australia.
13. Do you prefer boats or planes?
14. One best friend or 10 acquaintances?
Quality always trumps quantity.
15. Favorite food?
Anything with sugar and butter, does that count?
16. Do you believe that your first love never dies?
I don't think die, but maybe just in vegetable state. I think it's always going to be a memory, but not an active one.
17. What upcoming event are you waiting and ready for?
Bball Reunion!
18. Do you get your nails done?
My toes = always...used to get my fingers, sometimes but not often
19. What was the last thing you ordered at McDonald’s?
I don't like McD's...I can't tell you the last time I went.
20. Are you an emotional person?
Not really...only during a certain time of the month :)
21. When did your last relationship end?
about 2 years ago
22. Favorite place to be?
anywhere with people I love...but the beach is pretty great.
23. How do you feel about your hair?
Um don't really have feelings about it?
24. Do you sleep with a fan on?
Yes, two fans.
25. Did you sleep in past noon today?
26. Are you sarcastic?
Yes sir.
27. Did you have a good birthday this year?
I had a great birthday!! Ask me that after this year's and I'll let you know how it is celebrating it half way across the world.
28. What is your favorite kind of weather?
Sunny, but not too hot.
29. Have you ever cried during a movie?
Um yea. Who hasn't?
30. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Either Shannon or JT, can't remember the days.
31. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
My was when I had the hole in my leg.
32. Do you like your name?
Yep, it's nothing special. I love my middle name though, used to hate it but have grown to appreciate it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hostess with the Mostest and Singleness...

Last weekend I hosted my first official party for someone. Katie bought a house this spring and I was so glad to get the chance to give her a housewarming party. Laney said she wanted to as well, so we paired up and took it on. It was so much fun, although a lot of work. I don't know how mom does it so much. I was exhausted at the end of the day, then had to get in my car and drive 2 hours home. Katie was so grateful for us throwing the party. She seemed happy, which made me happy. I loved doing it for her.

Furman bball at Katie's housewarming...Miv, Laney, Katie, Orion, and me

Lately I have been thinking about my future. I never thought I would be 26 and still not married. I always thought I would be the girl that went to school, met some guy that also played college sports, get married, and live happily ever after. Well obviously that didn't did. The thing is I love my life. I wouldn't change it for anything. I love being able to go where I want to without having to check in, buying whatever I want to without checking "our" finances, and just having fun with my girls and hanging out with all my guy friends. I know God hasn't brought me someone yet for a reason, so I am just enjoying the singleness. As you can see below...

Me, Kim, and Katie out at Front Page News

Liz met up with us!!

Since my last relationship I have learned a great deal about myself. I'm stronger than I thought I was and I now know how to protect my heart. I am learning not to follow my heart because, The heart is deceitful about all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jer. 17:9) and to follow my conscience, the Spirit. Believe me I still struggle with wanting to just follow my heart and let myself go, but thankfully God has helped me protect my heart.

The other weekend my friend asked me why I don't date. I just told him that I don't feel like I have met anyone that is worth it. I know myself I catch feelings fast and get attached, so I figured the best way to avoid this was to just not date. He asked how long until I will. I honestly couldn't answer that. I know I have a lot of work I need to do on myself to have a healthy and godly relationship and lots of things on my plate. Plus leaving for China in about 2 months doesn't make for the best start to

Monday, May 11, 2009

Random thoughts...

I can't believe it is less than 3 months before I leave for China. I have so many emotions and feelings, ones I can only expect to increase as my departure gets closer. I spent this weekend in Atlanta for a friend's graduation from Emory. I had a blast and we spent the whole weekend laughing. I couldn't help but think about how much I will miss all my friends and family when I am gone. Saying it out loud sounds dumb and egocentric, but it's weird that everyone's lives are going to continue going on without me here to experience them.

I am pretty good at keeping in touch with people. When I left Hofstra I talked with my good friends weekly, if not daily. I was in Alex's wedding and got to hold Joy's baby when she was born. I am probably closer now with the people I went to Furman with than I was when we were in school. I know I will stay connected, but it won't be with the consistency that I am used to. I am used to random texts, long conversations on my drive to and from work, getting dinner and drinks with friends, or driving to Atlanta to hang out, just stopping by a friend's when I am in the neighborhood. I won't be able to do that in China. For all the times I will miss seeing my friends faces, I know that I will keep in touch and it will show me who are my true friends. Nowadays it is so much easier to stay in touch, I mean even my dad is on facebook!! (Just kidding dad)

I am also so excited I can hardly wait. I can't wait to set up my apartment and a new classroom, meet new people, travel all over Asia, new experiences, the culture and much more. The one thing I am not excited about...packing! Anyone that knows me knows that I always overpack!

Right now I am just focusing on closing out this year the best I can. We took our annual field trip to Columbia at the end of April. I will not miss planning that trip! We have our first day of standardized state tests tomorrow. It is always hard for me, I am constantly wondering if I did a good enough job. It's hard to believe this year is coming to an end, it seems to have flown by.

My class in a photo op for a respresentative

I have also been busy every weekend for awhile. The other weekend I went to Melissa's (TFer) wedding in Charleston. My friend, Jason, was nice enough to come with me. The wedding was beautiful and Melissa was glowing.

The beautiful bride and me

Jason and me

This past weekend I went to Atlanta for Paul's graduation. It was a fun weekend with "the crew". Larral, Rodney, JT, and Ant all made it into town to help celebrate. It's always fun when everyone is together, you never know what is going to happen. I am going back this weekend because Laney and I are hosting a housewarming party for Katie. I'll post pictures of Atlanta later. :)