Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursdays

Yes! I have successfully made it to my SECOND Thursday of Thankfulness. Honestly, I never even thought that I would make it past week one, but I am actually really excited to continue this blog.

So, without further adieu...(is that spelled right?)

I am thankful..

1. For gloves and lotion because my hands are freezing and really dry right now.

2. That God enabled mi padre and I to make up.

3. That I was able to destress from a very stressful (STRESSFUL!!!) and sleepless week.

4. That I have more time to study for my test.

5. That I am healthier than I was last year and am still pushing forward. (mostly in reflection of the very cold day and how last year I would NOT have been able to withstand such cold temperatures).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Blues

As Garfield says, "I hate Mondays." They never seem to start off on the right foot, they last twice as long as any normal day, and are a depressing reminder that you still have to slog through the entire week unti you are able to have some down-time. So, how about kicking old Monday-blues to the curb with an inspiring verse that is sure to lift your spirits! Give you worries to God today!

"Hope Now" by Addison Road

If everything comes down to love,
Then just what am I afraid of?
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm Yours.

I'm not my own.
I've been carried by You
All my life.

Everything rides on hope now,
Everything rides faith somehow.
When the world has broken me down,
Your love sets me free.

When my life is like a storm,
Rising waters all I want is the shore,
You say I'll be ok and,
Make it through the rain.
You are my shelter from the storm.

[Chorus 2]
Everything rides on hope now,
Everything rides faith somehow.
When the world has broken me down,
Your love sets me free.
You've become my hearts desire.
I will sing Your praises higher,
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free.

I hope that this amazing song brought encouragement to your life today and that God will continue to help you through the storms.

I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain.
~ Psalm 3:4, NLT

Friday, November 14, 2008


Glory-be and Halleluja!!! I finally finished my essay!!! It only took forever to write but I'm fairly satisfied with the final product. Right now I am enjoying some well-deserved down time. Here's a little blurb to give you a taste:

"At first, the viewer is fooled by the upbeat and positive nature of the opening notes, but then all thoughts of happiness are left behind as the music quickly plunges into dark major and minor chords. In other scenes, the music is used to fill in spaces, not merely as “fluff”, but rather to provide action where there are no words and time is passing in quick succession."

Delicious, no?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursdays

In an effort to find the joys in life rather than constantly focusing on the negatives, I have decided to devote Thursdays as a time for thankfulness.

Hmm...let's see...need to establish some ground rules
*You can't repeat things *Every entry has to be meaningful in some way *You have to list something that has specifically happened to you TODAY *You must list 5 things you are thankful for--no exceptions

I am thankful...

1. For the gorgeous sun outside right now (despite the evil wind) because it is warm and comforting and preserves my sanity just a little bit longer. FYI--the winter is my MORTAL ENEMY!!!


3. The fact that my professor is allowing me to email my essay to him because my brain had shut down yesterday and I was running on very little sleep.

4. That my brother is kind enough to drive me to work when I don't have transportation.

5. I didn't get blown away while I was on my walk. (hey, I'm serious!!) Oh!! And that my hair didn't get all mussed up by the wind.

Your turn!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So I pretty much have decided that I have one of like the BEST jobs on the entire face of the planet!!!! (Well, the pay could be a little better but I am slowly learning to be content with what I have).
What I love most about it is the randomness. Every single day (and I am not kidding) is completely different, never the same. It's like drawing a card out of a deck--I never know what I'm going to get. I like to call my work days, adventures.

Yesterday I had the brilliant task of cleaning pee off of the toilet (no I am not a janitor, I just take care of kids in an afterschool program for a few hours). You can imagine that I was truly delighted. When I went to inspect this catastrophe, I wasn't expecting anything big, but when I saw the mess I recoiled in shock. Now, I am not talking a few little droplets of pee here and there but actual PEE!! on the SEAT!!.....EVERYWHERE!!! It was as if the kid had on a blindfold or something while he was doing his business. It was really disgusting and I wrapped my hand in like a million sheets of toilet paper to clean it off. Then I immersed my hands in scalding water, lathered them in soap and drowned them in Hand Sanitizer.
Crisis averted.
I wonder what adventure I'll have today....