Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Busy Day.

Today was a pretty busy day, but I was pretty productive, I'd have to say!  I slept in an hour, did personal scripture study and prayer morning AND night, did family scripture study and prayer with Kyle, paid for the stove and fridge, went to Institute class, completed a HUGE Geography assignment, made flash cards for my dance final, and took a nap.  Perfect.

Only complaint?  Didn't get to see Kyle as much as I'd've liked.  I wish I had free time when he has free time.  He's pretty busy this week--or busier than I am, at least.  I want to do so much with him before we have to leave for the summer:  work on the house, spend time planning for the wedding (i.e. registering), watching movies we haven't had time to see yet, working on family history...there's so much!  He's got a speech to do tonight and also a final project and a mini paper that's due at the end of this week, and I don't know that I can help him with any of it!  Poor him.  He should have done his stuff earlier so he could have hung out with me more!  Oh well.

So I guess the only thing left for me to do now is to prep for my Comm presentation on Friday.  We're running through it again tomorrow, so everything should be fine.  I need to revamp a paper for Friday, and I also have my Dance final on that day that I could study for.  Geography final is on Tuesday.  Writing portfolio is due sometime next week--I guess I'll figure out when it's due when I go to class tomorrow.  That's something I'm not really looking forward to doing.  But I guess writers have to revise at some point, so even though I'm not planning to write, I need to do as writers do.  

Life seems pretty easy right now.  I should work on some genealogy sometime.  I really like the Genealogy Center behind Carnegie Library downtown and I plan on going back there again.  I have a few books I can read, too.  I can spruce up my VT binder for my calling.  And it's been a heck of a long time since I've sat down and just watched a movie for myself.  Or Grey's Anatomy.  I used to crochet when watching Grey's.  It's been ages since I've crocheted anything!

I'm also worrying about my job situation for this summer.  I suppose I shouldn't worry; I know I'll be taken care of if I'm faithful.  I just haven't really gotten on that task quite yet.  I'll just call in to Central Offices at home to make sure there's nothing I need to do to reactivate myself as a substitute teacher and just assure them that I can work.  Then call Minnich's and tell Marg that I'm willing to work there, too.  I'll see what I can do.  I don't want to work Saturdays, but if it's what I have to do, then it's what I have to do!

I'm just ready for something.  I don't know what.  I feel excited for some reason, maybe because school is ending.  I'm looking forward to just working and not having homework, but I'm NOT looking forward to being away from Kyle and doing the I'll-see-you-every-other-weekend stuff again this year.  Ugh.  If he can even see me on weekends.  He might have to work.  Who knows?

I'm still anxious though.  Eager or anxious.  When it's the unknown, it's hard to say.  Maybe it's just that there are things coming this summer that I just need to get over with.  Maybe that's it.  

Sounds good.  Yeah...that's it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


So I really need to get better at keeping this.  I just have so many other things that sort of get in the way...I almost just don't know where to start sometimes, so I ignore it.  Oops.

But this isn't supposed to be about that, so.

I guess lately I've just been finishing up with school and working hard on getting those last minute things done for projects and papers and everything.  The thing that bothers me is that lately I've developed the attitude that it doesn't matter if I go to class anymore because I'm just so over it.  That's bad!  I'd rather stay in bed and sleep though!  I think I missed my Comm class for the sixth time the other day, and I'll be missing again on Wednesday to practice with my group for our presentation due on Friday.  I've missed my Geography class twice and simply can't afford to miss more because I have an assignment due on Wednesday and then I'll be getting the final study guide the last day.  I can't risk missing more Dance...I'm okay attendance-wise, but I want that A on the final, which means I have to absorb all my information and prepare to make flashcards! 

I also can't miss anymore English because it's final review and then turning in a paper.  And THEN I have to be present for my last day of Creative Writing (thank the LORD!).  I'm so over this semester.  Only a few more days left of classes!  As of right now, one more Geography assignment and final, one more Comm presentation, one more Dance final, a final draft of my research paper and my English final, and my final Writing portfolio.  That's seven things on my school to-do list!  I can count them on only two hands!

Kyle and I began our remodeling process this week and it's been pleasantly surprising for me to discover that I love remodeling!  Or maybe it's just ripping off wallpaper that I love!  It relieves tension from everything else, so it's all good!  We've got all the wallpaper off in the bathroom and have begun spackling and sanding walls.  Mom and Bets and I went to buy a (gently) used stove and refrigerator today, and once we got them in, we finally had all of our appliances!  We're waiting to get the cabinets (and supposedly a dishwasher!) and then we'll have the fridge, stove, microwave, possibly dishwasher, washer, AND dryer!  I feel so fortunate to have them all, especially the washer and dryer and even the dishwasher if it happens.  Lucky me!

I'm not looking forward to packing though.  You know which part of the semesters I loved best when I'm living in the dorms?  The part at the very beginning where you move in and you have a few days until classes start and the very end of finals week where you can just hang around with other people and eat the dorm's food and use their internet and cable and just know that you don't have a single thing to do!  It's the best!

So classes were posted today.  Or at least, everyone's but mine!  Somehow mine didn't get requested, which was a really rude awakening.  I got into everything I needed, though, which was nice, and I even figured out what was wrong with my rGrade today...a worry that's been on my plate since last summer is now GONE.  Hurrah for today!

I also got a nap.  And have grilled cheese.  That's jealous.  Life is good right now.  Just too busy.  I wish there were more hours in a day.  Or that I just don't need to sleep.  *Sigh.

PS-we've made more wedding plans!  Check out our site!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sorry for not updating sooner!

Yeah so it's definitely been like a mooooooonth since I've been on here.  Not all my fault!  I had a blog entry all typed up and going to be posted a week or so ago but then I accidentally shut down my Internet server and lost it.  So I decided to begin again.

There are lots of new things to talk about:

1) New calling
2) Engagement/wedding plans
3) School ending
4) The house

Actually that's a shortened version of all of what I'd love to be writing about, but it would take forever for me to do that, and I don't know that I have the patience.  So number 1:


Obviously I was released from being the YW Secretary a few weeks ago, and then on Easter Sunday I was sustained as Visiting Teaching Coordinator for the Muncie 1st Ward.  So I get to coordinate VT companionships and compile reports at the end of every month!  Today I went for a training session with Sister Jefferson (the old coordinator) and Sister McCartney (the Relief Society president) and spent THREE HOURS there in training!  That's a lot of stuff for me to remember!  Luckily for me, it'll be stuff that I can catch on quickly...a lot of do it once or twice and you'll have it down pat.  The only thing that won't come that easily is getting to know the sisters in the RS...I've been in YW so long that I hardly know anyone! 

Also, Sister Goates and Sister McGrew decided with the Bishop's guidance that I could continue to work on Personal Progress until I'd gotten my medallion.  Exciting!  I'll have my work cut out for me this summer for sure!  Right now I'm working on "bearing one another's burdens that they may be light" and "comforting those in need of comfort."  I'll finish this!  So many good lessons to learn, and I have a feeling that those in Good Works are some of the most important yet!


So...I've also become engaged.  Of course, I've been engaged for awhile and have been since I began this blog...just not made it public until recently.  For more updates on that, I've been keeping a wedding website for Kyle and me at  Check it out when you can!


This means no more Comm classes!  I've not had a semester yet without a Comm course, so this is good news!  Also only two classes away from finishing my Core Curriculum after this semester, one of which I've signed up to take next semester (I just can't bring myself to get into walking class until I really have to).  The end of the semester means I'm almost done with learning about dance history (bleh) and will never have to learn more about geography if I don't want to (double bleh).  I welcome the end, even if I'm too lazy to pack up my stuff!  It'll be nice to just be working and not HOMEworking for a change.


We got the house (actually that also happened a few weeks ago, but hey, it's still great)!  Kyle and I went through and marked the cracks in the walls and ceiling with Post-its and went to Menards to buy supplies for home improvement.  Along with wedding planning and updating family history, working on the house will be my summer project.  We also bought a fridge and washer and dryer this past weekend!  Things are coming around slowly but surely!


1) Picking up my engagement ring tomorrow and being afraid to wear it because it is the shiniest thing I've ever owned.  Even more so than the costume jewelry I wore to pre-school and refused to take off.  

2) Watching the RM with Kyle tomorrow at his house.

3) Getting my appetite back (been sick lately).

4) Sleeping more during finals week.

Life is good.  The Lord loves us.  Love Him back!  He's given you everything you have!