1. It's so noisy in my room. Some annoying person is mowing/weed-wacking nearby. 2. When I was little I was afraid of saying some words I though my mom had made up. Example: gutter (I'm not sure why I would ever need to use this word, but I specifically remember describing what it was, rather than saying it for fear I would look stupid), saline, and now weed-wacking...that just looks made up. If it is, I blame my mother. 3. Book Recommendation: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It's amazing. 4. I just looked out my window to see where the noise was coming from. It's a little old man weed-wacking along our driveway...now I feel bad. I take back #1. 5. I've started reading Harry Potter. 6. My family is having curried shrimp tonight. I'm jealous. 7. I'm trying to see how long I can go without doing laundry.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. ... Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last,
“what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
Yesterday was a crazy day. I almost skipped my class. I was in bed and thinking about turning my alarm off and sleeping in. Then I decided not to, jumped out of bed and got ready. I went to class and (yes, during the lecture) made a to do list. I got EVERYTHING (and then some) done on my list.
I haven't been this productive in months.
It was crazy. I cleaned the house, swept the floors (with a six inch broom since our normal one broke)*, washed/dryed/put away dishes, cleaned my room, rearranged my room**, cleaned the fridge, cleaned the bathroom, took out three bags of trash, washed my sheets, washed towles, washed rags, put away the valentines decorations, worked on Cascades stuff***, worked on homework, and started writing a paper.
If you weren't this productive yesterday, don't feel bad. The day before that I barely got out of bed (seriously).
And today I'm back. I only have 3 goals for today. 1. finish Cascades stuff*** 2. finish paper 3. pack
so far... 1. I've written 1 paragraph. 2. sent a couple emails about Cascades stuff. 3. eaten lunch.
Yep. Yesterday was nice.
*elizabeth, I know. I know. But you can really sweep when you get back. :) **I'm not sure I like it, but it's ok for now. ***I'm in charge of an Easter basket project with my church...probably more to come.
1. dear printmaking, you exhaust me. love, kristen
I've been working on two projects in my printmaking class. I have (almost) never missed/skipped class and work hard while I'm there and still I've been going in extra. Last weekend I went in twice to finish my project. Then I went in Monday night from 5-9:30. It was due Tuesday so I went in early to finish-finish it. FINALLY. I'm done. I turned it in. I'm glad that's over. However, I am covered in crazy colors. Yesterday my arms looked bruised. I still have some red marks. My fingers and nails look black but upon closer inspection they are quite colorful.
2. speaking of being covered in crazy colors...
(You've probably seen this before...everyone seems to be obsessed with it) I now plan on changing my major to "creating crazy music videos". That sounds perfect.
3. It's my dear friend Anna Renee's birthday today! Head on over to her blog to send her birthday wishes. :)