Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Peek Inside My Head

"Sometimes it feels like life puts you in a bottle,
shakes you around,
and then tips it upside down,
isn't it great how that actually makes it easier to get out?"
 And then you are stronger or smarter too.

Apparently the thought that crossed my mind this morning
about wearing my snow boots wasn't completely random . . .
welcome new snow! . . . again. 
(I think next time I'll actually wear them).
Life literally gave me lemons a few weeks ago 
and so tonight I am literally going to make lemonade with them.

Sometimes I feel like Rapunzel and wonder this . . .

. . .then I remember that life happens everyday.
It's in the mundane, the crazy, the laughter, 
the tears, the nothings, the ups, the downs, 
the fear, the faith, the hopes for the future, 
the joy in the past, and the moments of the present.

So I look forward to the future, 
relish the past, 
and try to live my best life today.

Happy Thursday.
p.s. I love the quote found here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Today while at work Shayna and I stumbled upon this:
Doesn't it just make you happy?

p.s. there are LOTS of commercials for Target off to the side
that are almost just as great! :)
Among them:
Enjoy Life.

Friday, February 18, 2011


I love things that make me feel like this:

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called." 

Happy Weekend to You!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lesson Learned

Yesterday I was on campus until 9:30 
and that is when I saw the postcard winter wonderland.
Here' s the lesson:
Do not be leaping through the newly fallen, wet, snow 
and suddenly decide to stop 
(even if you suddenly realize you can now make a small snowman) 
because apparently wet snow makes things slick 
and you end up on your back cold, wet, and well . . .
Ok so maybe you do want to do this once in your life 
as it makes for a great memory.
Advice for your when you do:
Have a close friend witness it so you can keep laughing. . . all night.

Hooray for mistakes and unexpected surprises that don't hurt . . . to bad.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Why does it feel like every forward seems to be followed by two steps back lately?
How do I fix it?

Bugs = Spring = Summer. . . Right?

Today while I trotted across campus in the
40 degree weather,
A bug decided to hit me in the face. .  .

At first I went ugh!
Then I thought, 
"Wait, that means spring is here right? To stay?"
 Then I smiled.
p.s. Happy Valentines Day
p.p.s. Don't you love it when you need guidance 
and a recurring theme appears in life with just the thing?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Life is a Perpetual Invitation."

So I really like that quote.

I think I just need to learn to be better at RSVP'ing,
or even spontaneously heading somewhere new
or sometimes accepting the invitation. . .

On another note, don't worry
I just spent quite a while 
looking at beautiful pictures found here.
(I didn't see all the pictures so I hope none offend)
Life is beautiful.
 Enjoy it.
I highly recommend Border's Hot Cocoa with a friend.
p.s. I want one of these.

Except cuter and more me-like.
 Any ideas on how to make it?
Or what to put in it?


Do you know where I always really enjoy walking past on campus?
Elementary school recess.
The kids are so happy.
It's just a joy filled moment to take it all in.
To see them running around smiling.
Boys chasing girls and vice versa.
Groups of two or three standing and talking - probably putting pieces of imagination together.
It brings back memories of my elementary school days.
Days of PURE imagination and magic.
Filled with thoughts like this:
 And adventures such as those found here:
The trailer can't be embedded but click here and you can see what I mean.
And if you haven't seen this movie: DO.
I miss those days.

I highly encourage walking through recess someday.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Days Like That.

There are days where you don't feel prepared for that test,
and it's nothing like you expected but oh well.
There are days you boycott wearing a coat 
because it has started to feel like a constant part of life, 
and the weather cooperates (PeRfEcTiOn).
There are days when you almost tumble down the stairs.
Then you slip on the newly snowed upon sidewalk.
And people see all of this.
And you are laughing so hard.
And then you end it with some Planet Earth.
Isn't life Terrifical?

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Force.

Basically I love this:

So cute. So much so, that I'd the force and this is what I got:

The Force: n. slang.duct (duck) tape.  
"She used The Force to hold it all together."

Basically I am going to get me some duct tape so I can use the force frequently.

p.s. Enjoy some commercials:

Oh and a skit!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Delicious Moments Part II

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie . . . and making heart-shaped homemade butter.

Pepperjack Cheese

Rainbow Pancakes - I am waiting for Shayna's editing skills so for now you are stuck with this picture. In real life these were fun to eat and cut into. Yum.

Real Maple Syrup

Old Disney Movie Favorites


Finishing Rumpelstiltskin
(Any suggestions of fun short stories to read with friends)

A fun beautiful fairytale-filled picture
Dorito's Commercial
(watch the one with the two guys in white shirts and the fish bowl- the others aren't nearly as great.)
One makeshift, big, comfy bed.
Finished Projects

Little (yet HUGE) tender mercies

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sunshine Raining Down on Me

I wrote a draft of this post more than a week ago.
This is it edited and added on to.
Sorry it's long.

Joy and Life are synonymous to me right now.
Don't get me wrong, I have my overly frustrated moments, my unclean apartment, my homework to be done, others unknowingly messing with my plans, BIG stressors, and the such, but when I sit back and do "nothing" as Christopher Robin tells Pooh Bear my life is fantastically filled with Joy.

You know those talks you have with yourself?
The ones where you make a big deal about something little?
It simply frustrates you ten times more than you would have been?
AND unknowingly it frustrates relationship growth with those around you (at least in this case).
I had one the other day and then I reached a point where it hit me,
I should stop because it's not making life better to complain and become frustrated
(no matter how many times this certain thing happens).
It was only hurting me and my relationships with others.
I talked it out in my mind and (just like my stubborn self)
wanted to resist my new and better thought
Afterall don't we sometimes feel that complaining,
seems easier to perform and feel than just letting something go
(weird how that works because it doesn't).

But you know what?
Life goes on whether I am enjoying it or not.
So shouldn't I BE enjoying it?
Whether it's raining or not. I want to take life in. :)
When asked how she is my roommate often says,
"Great, you know. Just living the dream."
I think I need to realize that more . . .
IAM living the dream, my dream.
I am almost done with a bachelor's degree.
I have a terrifical family.
Amazing friends.