27 March 2011

The End of the Semester

Yesterday my sister and I walked our first 5k. It was a lot of fun! We finished about midway through the entire crowd and we were happy with that :) The proceeds from the race went for SANE nurses. A SANE nurse is one specially trained in forensics to assist people of a sexual assault feel more comfortable and less pressured to deal with the police when they are not ready to.

I have FIVE weeks of class remaining! I'm so excited for summer to be here and have less stress. I really only have TEN more days of class. The other big bonus is that I have NO FINALS this semester which makes the end much nicer.

One new thing I have started this month is taking barley max. WOW! What a difference it makes. It's very nasty stuff, smells horrible and tastes just as bad but provides me with a fuller feeling all day long and I feel more energized. Apple juice makes it taste a little better.

Slowly, I'm going to start thinking about my plans for the summer...what will I do for four months without school??

13 March 2011

14 more days of class!

Spring Break is over :(  I went back to work on Saturday and that was a sad day. Maximus wasn't very happy either. I wonder how he will be tomorrow when I will be gone most of the day?

What was accomplished that I wanted to get done?

I wrote my paper and completed a few of the other things I wanted so on that front it was good. I worked on my oral presentation and have a few ideas to share with my group, so thankful that part of the project is done.
I completed my craft list for VBS and had a wonderful little meeting with the director and found out I will be having two other people help me with the class!! YEA! On the house front.....NOT GOOD! I only cleaned two rooms completely and made a bigger mess in the living room with bringing out the summer clothes :( However, I did relax a lot and spent some great time with Nathan.

We had a great first anniversary. Church was fun and Nathan loved the snow. The weather was the opposite and we were definitely more relaxed than a year ago:) It was a fun day though all throughout we would talk about a year ago this and a year ago that. I enjoyed remembering and laughing about it. It was the best day ever:)

Well, must go off to bed and knock out these 14 days (7 weeks) left of this semester with a bang!

05 March 2011

Spring Break/Vacation

Today and for the next six days I do not have to go to work or to school!! How exciting, however I don't really feel like I'm getting a break.

How come?

Well, I have one five page paper to write and many other small assignments to either catch up on or actually do. The last day of one of my classes she told us about our next oral presentation and so I'm going to use this time to gather up some ideas and work on that as well. That's just school.

I also will be working some on my craft class for vacation bible school at church. I will be narrowing down the crafts we will do each week and come up with a materials list. Also, I have a meeting on Thursday with the main lady in charge.

Then there is the spring cleaning to be done, I try to do a very thorough cleaning of the whole house every three months because all of our wonderful animals plus the two of us, I just feel like it gets really dirty really fast!!

Lastly, I'm working on a little project for a my women studies blog. I'm going to be talking about body image next. Therefore, I'm keeping up with how long it takes to get ready each day, shave, fix hair, put makeup on, etc., as well as the other womanly duties "they" say we should be doing as in the cleaning, cooking, and washing clothes.

So, I ask...where is my vacation? I though I was supposed to have a "break" on spring break?

A year ago today I was getting ready to marry Nathan! Wow! It seems like much longer than that to me. I still remember how nervous, uptight, and worried how I must have forgotten to plan something or do something that everyone know you do at your wedding:) I still have not finished putting together our wedding/guestbook quilt. I'm hoping to do that this summer and finish our wedding album and get it all updated (I've been working on this). We've grown a lot this year and hoping to become three in the new year of our live together. I've added a few of our favorite pictures for you to enjoy:)