Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Playing Ketchup

...err...catch up...

It's been WAY too long since I've posted. But, I'm sitting at the library at school and decided I needed a short break and you needed to know what was going on in my life. So, here's a post. But, I think I'm going to do this through bullet points because that's where my brain is.

  • I had a really rough patch for a couple of weeks. It was nothing like it is sometimes, but I couldn't hardly get out of bed. I was just so frustrated with school. But, not even really with school. I talked on the phone to someone who should always tell me how wonderful and amazing I'm doing at school and instead they told me how I needed to do better because "I'm better than B's. I could make A's in every class if I just put in enough effort." Fact: I put in tons of work to school, I'm doing really well in school this semester making As and Bs. And, at some point, I have to take a break from studying to eat, sleep, and see my husband. Once I worked through things internally I felt much better! And, things are back on track.
  • The timing couldn't be better. This week and next week is the last round of tests before finals. I need to do awesome. Some of my classes I'm making Bs in I could make As in if this round of testing goes well. So, I'm studying like crazy!
  • I was saddened when I logged into blogger today. I knew it was just a matter of time before I started losing followers because I wasn't blogging enough. It just kind of hurt when I saw it actually happen. It was only one person, but it's one person who won't know this:
  • I went to my first Halloween Costume Party EVER this past weekend. It was great I had tons of fun. And our costumes were AWESOME!!!
Me, as the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story.

The Hubs as Ralphie in the Pink Bunny Suit
(See...TOTALLY worth stick around for!)
  • I have about 5 posts in draft mode in blogger. I can't wait to actually finish writing them up to share with you. Some of them are seriously awesome.
  • I've started trying to get healthier the past few weeks. The first week, I cut out fast food. The second week, I limited myself to one coke a day. This week, I'm trying to 6 glasses of water a day and continuing the things I've previously done. I've actually lost a few pounds on those first two things alone. I'm pretty proud of myself. I've also started reading about the Low Glycemic Index Diet. It seems like something that is going to work for me and over the coming weeks and months I'm going to slowly start implementing the diet. I can't just quit everything I've been doing in one day and start something new overnight and so far this step by step method is really working for me! Prayers that I can keep it up, please!
  • My insomnia's been flaring up the past couple of weeks. I can't seem to go to bed before 5 AM which makes getting up for classes at 8:30 AM a little difficult. I'm doing better this week. But, pray that it sticks soon. I HATE when this happens!
  • I'm totally addicted to the song Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. Seriously, it's in my head all of the time!!

  • I got a list of classes in my minor being offered at school next semester and I'm so excited about them! I think I'm going to take at least two of the classes. I love when I'm looking at class offerings in my new major/minor. All of the descriptions are SO fascinating that I could take the whole next semester in my minor...luckily, I'll be able to take at least 2, possibly 3. One is the intro class to Women and Gender Studies (my minor), one is an English/Literature class which I need 3 more hours in and one can be taken as a sociology course, which is my major. I have to look at the details of my major again to plan it better, but it still excites me so much! I really can't wait to design my schedule next for next semester...the decision to change my major was the best decision I ever could have made!!
Ok. I told myself I would blog for only 30 minutes and this is the end of my 30 minutes! I hope to blog again soon, if it's still awhile, please don't leave me!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Midterm Madness


Today I opened up my blogger to blog and realized how absolutely obscenely long it had been since I last blogged. Oh my, it has been too long.

Quick question: Do any of y'all blog from an iPhone? If so, what app do you use? I keep wanting to blog on my lunch break but I don't bring my computer so I can't, I think you get it. I need a portable way to blog!

Anyways, here's an update on my life.

This week is midterms so here's an update on my progress this semester.

Studying on lunch at school.

Sociology: A
Theater Appreciation: A
History of New Orleans: A (but might be a B, waiting on a test to be graded.)
French: A
English: B, because I'm being realistic.

Just an example of my good grades!
A paper for English - which earned me an A!!

Y'all, that is the complete and utter opposite of last semester where I was losing my mind by this point. Each and every day I feel like God is showing me that I made the right decision in changing my major. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying my classes and how well I'm doing this semester. I am making friends in some of my classes where last semester I didn't talk to anyone in my classes. I was miserable, this semester I'm doing amazing. I'm happy, content, and enjoying going to school. I'm not needlessly skipping classes (I have skipped a couple of times, but it has been once to a migraine - I couldn't have driven to school- and twice to study. And always it's been a very conscious decision.) I'm in love with school and can't wait to go each day.

That being said, next week is my mini fall break. I have Thursday and Friday off so I'm taking the weekend to refresh myself.

Family and Friends:
This past weekend my parents came to visit me and I enjoyed it so much. We ate lots of good food, had lots of good hang out and just generally spent some quality time together. I'm so glad they were able to come visit and I just hated to see them leave. They were here from Friday to Monday morning and I'm planning to blog about the trip more separately. But, let's none of us hold our breath on that plan, ok?

Me and My Momma at dinner.

As part of my rejuvenating weekend plan, I'm going to go see our friends in North Carolina next week! I am so totally excited!!! I've been wanting to go out of town on more a vacation for awhile and this weekend will be great. I'll get to see friends, hang out, and just generally be away from my responsibilities and this I look forward to! Sadly, the hubs won't be going, and I will miss him tremendously, but it's only four days and really worth it. Traveling is more than something I just enjoy, it's something that is good for my soul. And, a 12 hour drive will be great time alone, which I enjoy and I love it being just me and the road and the radio. Seriously, it's the best! I can't wait!

And then, there's the hubs. I've saved the best for last in this section. :)  After 9 years at one job, he started a new job a little over a month ago. It's been a change for both of us, and I can't wait to see where it takes us, but sadly that means he won't be joining my trip. :( We have had some fun the past couple of days though! After staying up way too late writing a paper and studying on Monday and classes all day on Tuesday, I was exhausted. There was no way I was going home and studying and I didn't have any tests on Wednesday, so I took the evening off and did something I haven't done in a long time. I went to the movies! I saw one movie alone, but the hubs and I saw Looper together. Seriously, a good time and a good movie. See it if you can!

Well, I have a lot more to write. So much good stuff has been going on my life recently and I want to tell you all about it. But, it's midnight and I need to go to bed. So, I'll be back soon to share with you!

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