Monday, August 31, 2009

Nap on Sunday = Cranky Monday

On Friday, I came home and watched the Ted Kennedy wake and a documentary about him all evening. I went to bed at 1 and woke up at 9 to watch the funeral mass and military burial. (By the way, one of THE things I wanted to see was the folding and presenting of the flag to his wife. But they were way late. So it was dark. The governator probably had to pee or something and that's what delayed them.) I finished watching all of this at about 9pm that night. The next day was Sunday so we got up for church. I did not get my sleep in day and I was determined to take a nap on Sunday.

I fell asleep at 2:15pm.

My husband woke me up at 6:50pm

Yes, I took a nap that lasted 4 and a half hours. This either has to be a record of some kind or illegal somewhere.

Either way, this was one of those poor life choices considering that Monday was the next day.

People, I was so wired, I couldn't get my mind to shut off. Thankfully, my husband didn't snore too loud. I watched only one movie. But that still left it at 12:30.

And there I lay literally twiddling my thumbs.

I was anything but amused. I must have dozed at points but I was never fully asleep.

Needless to say, I was awake, but I was not in the mood to deal with people.

This is slightly a problem considering I am in public service.

I deal with people all day. In fact, I get paid to do it.

It was a LONG and I mean LONG day.

Finally, I made it home, we went to eat and then headed to do a little grocery shopping. It might be the fasted grocery trip we've had in awhile. I think it's because I didn't organize the cart as we went because I didn't give a flip. Yeah...it was that bad.

And then, there was no Cain's tea. Oh they had decaf Cain's, but no regular Cain's.

If I could have thrown myself down in the aisle I would have because I guarantee you it would have made me feel better.

And I'm sorry, but Lipton does not cut it. I had to leave Wal-Mart without Cain's Tea. WHAT Wal-Mart doesn't have Cain's Tea? I'm still flustered thinking about it.

As if you couldn't tell...

I think it might be time for me to go to bed.
Happy flippin' Monday.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

catch me if you can...

Thursday night I didn't get the chance to blog because I was at my brother's first football scrimmage for the school. He is officially a Tiger now. This coming week, he has a scrimmage at home and my sister will get to cheer for the first time. I can't believe that we are at this point in their lives. They are just 5 years away from being Seniors. They both do a lot of things that my sister and I did.
They have the same type of circle of friends.
They love the same type of events we do.
And they perform academically the way we did as well.
But because they have each other the whole way through, their experience will be much different than ours.
I am so proud of them and can't wait to see what their high school careers turn out to be! By the way, isn't my little brother cute?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sorry, I'm in the zone...the Kennedy zone, that is :)

I don't know if you know this, but I love the Kennedy family.

I'm serious. I LOVE the Kennedys.

I get giddy when someone brings them up because I know that I probably know more than they do. And I'm sure I'll have a kid named after them.

I'm not sure when the love began. I can't really tell you the time period in my short life or what Kennedy bio I read first. I know it was about John Kennedy. But I have always had a deep love for history so I'm sure I was intrigued when I read about a young president who was shot while in office. And since I have a tendency in my life to err on the nerdier side of the situation, I'm sure I quickly went out to find my first book to read. When I read books about them, my husband says I go into what he calls the "Kennedy Zone".

Suddenly, I found myself completely wrapped up in the world of the Kennedys and all that their world meant.

I've read so many books now about Jack, Jackie, Bobby, Ethel, and everyone else. I found out that Ethel liked the word, "pal". I was immediately inspired by President Kennedy's famous speech. I learned that Jackie didn't let Caroline and John Jr. to play with Ethel's bunch because they were so wild. Every time there was a Kennedy movie on tv, I, of course, tuned in to watch them. And I cried when I read about the Kennedy curse that seemed to doom their family in such a vast way. I've read about every Kennedy that is famous whether their fame came from being a great president or senator or being the brother and daughter who were left behind when John and Bobby left this world.

As my love and thirst for knowledge about their drive grew, they became my family too. I learned what it meant to be patriotic because of the Kennedy family. They were the embodiment of America's spirit. They knew what it was to achieve the American dream. They knew what it was to fight racial prejudice as Irish Americans. They made you believe in the dream of opportunity and hope that America offers. They believed that every American could be better.

Without a doubt, this family in large part are the reason that I want to be in public service for my contribution in the form of my work to this life.

But they also were and are very real people. They have kids. They like dogs. They know loss. They know military. They make friends. And they LOVE football.

They made me believe that much is required of me because much has been given. I strive for ways to ask what I can do for my country. And I hope that the work is always there for me to do. I pray that the cause of making a better America and government endures. But most of all, I hope the American dream never dies. Because without these things and my faith in God and family (Sooners included), I don't know who I am.

John inspired me.
Robert challenged me.
Teddy changed me.

And now they are all gone.

And I am so sorry to say that I don't know what the world will be like without the Kennedys. It is the end of an era.

But you know what this means. There'll be a hell of a lot more Kennedy material to read, starting with Teddy's memoirs in October.

And I will get to know another Kennedy brother and what drove him to be who he was.

I've heard it has something to do with the sea that so many, including his own family whom he is with now, crossed to what would be a small but mighty nation called America.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday is "Unspoken Rules" Day

This week, I thought I’d change things up and make my own definition, because I’m cool like that. And for the sake of arguing, let’s say that this definition applies to married couples.

Unspoken rules: The unspoken law that develops during one’s relationship, while it is amendable to change; change doesn’t necessarily happen.

When Brandon and I attended marriage counseling before we were married, our counselor/music minister from the church told us some very true words. “This next year you’ll create habits and rules of sort that define how the relationship goes. Some will eventually be spoken while others just sort of happen.”

If we only knew how true his words would become. Tonight, I have decided to list a few rules that have “happened” over the past year and a half of our marriage.

1. The last person in bed is responsible for turning off the light in the bedroom. This is extremely important when one member of the family is afraid of the dark.
2. Brandon does the dishes. If you want more information on how I completed this feat, email me. If you just want the short version, act like the dirty dishes don’t exist.
3. Now, that being said, don’t think I’m a messy person. This is where rule 3 exists. The Samantha in the relationship is a little OCD. And when someone doesn’t pick up after themselves as they go like a normal person, the Samantha goes a little crazy and she might blow up, but only a little. This blow up can be avoided if one picks up after himself on a regular basis.
4. Brandon also does the laundry. I know, I should write a book, I’m so dang good. I fold the clothes, but he puts them through the washer and dryer.
5. If the man should slip and say that the woman doesn’t do the dishes or the laundry process, the wife is entitled to deny. She also might be entitled to punishing said husband later.

Happy Wednesday.

And on a much much more serious note…

Rest in Peace Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. You and your family’s contribution to the United States will not be forgotten. We should all be so blessed to experience another family like the Kennedys in politics again someday. And yes, I’ll be watching the funeral mass on Saturday. I choked up a little when I found out this morning. I really can’t believe he is gone. It is definitely the end of an era. With all the bad in his life, he made so many strides for so many Americans in so many arenas.

It is inspiring to think of what one person can do to make change for the better in SO MANY others lives. I hope that my impact in public service is like that.

“To whom much is given, much is required.” his mother's motto that meant so much to him

"My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us, and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him: 'Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.'" -eulogizing his brother Bobby

"For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." -the end of his 1980 presidential campaign

And oh yeah, tell Bobby and Jack hello for me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low...plus an update or 10

High: I am now one of the millions who own "Hannah Montana the Movie." Yes, I know you're jealous.
Low: It's that time of year, when my penmanship is a little weird. Don't know why, but it gets sloppy around this time of year. I know this isn't your typical low, but when you're a penmanship freak like me, then it is.

High: My sister had some trouble with finances and school this week. Several people prayed on her behalf. (My parents prayed over her.) And today, one of the prayer warriors told my dad, that everything was taken care of and literally things started happening for my sister. Praise Jesus and the power of prayer!
Low: I NEED a serious pedicure and manicure. I think this may have something to do with my first low.

High: Brandon and I started our bible study this week. And for the past few weeks, the "Vine and Branch" passage has been coming up regularly(John 15:1-17). I am so excited to see what God has in store for us this year.
Low: It was a little bit of a rough start for us on the bible study this week, but things are looking/going smoothly now. So I guess this is a High/Low combined.

High: I am going to Norman for my birthday...which is in 16 days btw. WOW...that is so stinkin' close!!!!

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I won an award a week ago and I am just now getting to it. Thanks Brit!

It is the Premium Meme Award. For this award, I have to list 7 traits about myself and then pass the award onto 7 other bloggers who deserve recognition for the personality they share through their blog.

1. I have expensive hobbies. This started at an extremely early age. I love the movie, "The Wizard of Oz" and my mom bought me the movie and a set of dolls. I wish I could say that the collection/obsession ended there. But alas, last year I bought the entire collection of dolls that McDonald's put out without thinking twice about it. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the movie and I'm so sure, someone has already bought it for my birthday. People, that's just one habit. Vera Bradley, Lilly Pulitzer, Yellow Box flip-flops...the list goes on and on. I know these things might not seem like super expensive, but when you work for the state and your hubby is still a college student, you think otherwise and fast. Thankfully, my husband has expensive hobbies too. So when he gets a boat one of these days, he won't wig out when I buy my first Harley.

2. I love to decorate other houses, but when it comes to mine, I'm a lost cause. Seriously, we've been in our new apartment for a month and a half and I have yet to hang up a single thing. I seriously struggle with where to put up my own things, but put me in someone else's house and I'm flippin' Martha Stewart.

3. I have been listening to oldies since I was born. Seriously, until I was 8 years old, I did not know that music outside of 50s/60s rock existed. No I am not kidding. Eventually, I learned about other types of music and of course I love it all! But when I am having a bad day, I always turn back to my roots. I know so much music that sometimes Pandora doesn't know the song I'm suggesting to add for variety to my station. Yeah, I'm that girl. It's weird, I know.

4. I watch certain movies before certain occasions in my life. And yes, they are super cliche'. I think this has to do with two shows ending at major turning points in my life. Dawson's Creek ended two days before I graduated high school. Then, I watched Legally Blonde the night I moved into the dorms. (I was rushing.) I watched the Devil Wears Prada over and over when I got close to graduating. Gilmore Girls also ended the year I graduated. I also watched Steel Magnolias and Father of the Bride right after Brandon asked me to marry him. And I made sure to catch all of the presidential movie marathons when President Obama was inaugurated. Again, I am that girl.

5. I love being blonde. Seriously, it is one of my favorite things about me. And I do NOT miss hair appointments. To suggest doing so, is blasphemy in my opinion.

6. I love American muscle cars...well everything except Ford that is. Sorry, my daddy raised me as a Chevy girl. As a result, I have driven some amazing sports cars due to my father and i's shared obsession. I have a Chevy Camaro that I received for my Sweet 16 and I currently drive a Monte Carlo SS. My husband wants a big boy truck when he graduates college. I told him if we could afford it, go for it and then that would be our family vehicle. I, on the other hand, will get a new Chevy Camaro when I graduate again. WHAT? We'll have a family car people, it just won't be the mommy who drives it. She'll drive the smokin' hot sports car.

7. I quit my habits suddenly and for no particular reason. Example: my fingernails. If i wanted my nails to look nice, I have always had them done because otherwise I would have bit them off. Yes, a quick way to beat this habit would have been to grow out my nails underneath my fake ones, but it just never happened that way. Then I had them done this summer. One night, a nail broke off and I popped off the rest of my nails. They looked great. I decided that I should clean them up, file them and leave them alone. The rest is history. Yes, I would really like to get my nails done again because they look great. But then that might mess up my nail strength. Guess, I'll have to get that pedicure after all. Dang.

I am tagging
Kelsey A sorority sister of mine who is a speech path as of yesterday! Woot Kels!
Kelsey My new blog designer. Isn't she the best? (BTW Kelsey, I can't read your blog. HELP!)
Katherine My bestie who teaches for TFA!
Megan A Pal that married a high school pal of mine!
Prissy Southern Prep This blog is a new love!
Shauna My old blog designer. LOVE her!
Soliloquy This blog is an old love, I just now am brave enough to mention her. She's an anonymous blogger and is stinkin' great!

Okay, this blog took a way long time to write, so if you're still reading you're a champ!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

He'll Graduate YET!

My husband is set to graduate in May. And by set, I mean I told him he had no choice but to graduate in May.

Well today we found out for sure that it is going to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am beyond excited about this. Not sure if you caught that part, but I am really really really really really really excited!!! And I am also really really really really really proud of him!!!!

He is going to be first generation college y'all!

Now, what should we do to celebrate this most important occasion? Vacation? A Party?

I think both!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday is "Procrastination" Day

By now if you're a regular reader, you know where the definition came from...and if you're new, it's from Urban Dictionary.

Procrastination: (1) Establishing an environment in which the creative juices can flow. (2) Avoiding doing something for as long as possible, sometimes not doing it at all. (3) What you're doing right now.

My procrastination skills in college were legendary. But that's another story for another day.

Brandon and I joined a discipleship class at church. I am really excited about it. But when asked what our worries about the class were, this whole issue with procrastination was at the top of my worry list.

So time management will be key. An example of time management for today is that I am finishing up this post now so I can watch "Pretty in Pink" with my husband.

Oh yeah, and it might have something to do with eating dinner too.

Might.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: I baked a strawberry cake with vanilla icing and sprinkles. It tastes amazing. (Makes me think of my Grandma in Vegas.)
Low: We kinda broke the cake a little when we tried to move it out of the pan.

High: Phi Lamb Retreat was this weekend. I am very excited about this year.
Low: I was in the car for over 6 hours on Sunday. My butt reached a new level of numbness that still hasn't worn off yet.

High: I got a new can of flat iron spray. Mock me if you must, but I am having a good hair day thanks to my new can of product.
Low: Still need to decorate the walls in my house. I see lots and lots of homes that I love, but I don't come close to having their skill....or money. But it will come in time.

High: My husband did the dishes because we have NO dishwasher.
Low: We ate dinner and there are more dishes for him to do. Poor boy.


High: My birthday is less than 23 days. Hu-freakin'-zzah.

Happy Tuesday y'all.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

the best ever.

They say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy Birthday to you.
The Beatles, Birthday

Today is my dad's birthday and when I wish someone I sing this song to them, via text, phone, facebook, twitter, etc. IMHO, this is the BEST birthday song ever.

And dad, I hope you have the best birthday ever...even if I'm not there.

Love you dad and Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

these are a few of my favorite things: Sigma Phi Lambda

I haven't done a favorite things post in awhile and figured for the next 15 minutes it was the appropriate thing to do!

While I was in college, I joined a sorority. I know, no shocker there. BUT it wasn't your typical sorority. I joined Sigma Phi Lambda, Sisters for the Lord. It is a Christian sorority and it was my favorite experience in college outside of PLC (123!).

I am a Beta.

That is my pledge class name, but we just like to call ourselves Betas. I am very proud of my fellow pledge class and will be more than happy to tell you about it. (Like I just did.) In fact in my chapter, I also happen to think our class is legendary, because the year I was an officer our pledge class TP'd the charter members house. They say that it wasn't that big of a deal, but the Beta 6 say that we've yet to see anything in return.

I met so many girls and had so many great opportunities because of Phi Lamb. And this last year I was asked to serve as a member of the Alumni Council for this year. I am serving with two other girls that hold a special place in my heart. Kelsey was the president when I was chaplain. And Shannon is a BETA like me! I can't wait to see these girls and I can't wait to see how the conference is going to turn out.

Gotta jet, because it is dinner time y'all.

PLBD and Happy Friday!

P.S. I got a retreat bag! Yesssssssssssssssss!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Red, red, and more red...

I like the color red. A. LOT.

And today I realized that too much of a good thing isn't always the best thing for you. I know this isn't some revolutionary lesson, but today's lesson just happen to come in the form a stain on my pants.

People I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I HATE to do laundry. And I had to do a lot of it before I left for my weekend trip to Texas for Phi Lamb Nationals. I got new pants. And I wanted them to be fresh for this weekend. But I am also a wear pants more than once kinda girl too. Either way, I was not looking forward to getting things prepped for the weekend. But back to the story...

I got my pants clean and I decided that I should wear them to work today because they looked good with the shirt I was wearing.

Lunch time rolled around and I was having chips and salsa, pizza and punch. I told you I liked the color red, I just didn't realize it went over into my food preferences too.

Long story short, I spilled pizza sauce on my khaki pants. But thankfully, I have a lady that is basically like another mom who got the stain out.

These pants should be good to go for tomorrow...hopefully.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday is "Busted" Day

As usual, our good friend Urban Dictionary will be providing us with our definition for this week's edition of "Educational Wednesday's"...

Busted: Getting caught doing something "you shouldn't have been doing", either by the cops, parents, a significant other, etc.

As you know we've moved to a new home. We love it here, but there are a few things we gave up. The two biggest examples are our nice cable package and cable internet. We live in the University Housing and while both of these options come with the cost of room and board. Things are a little different. The internet is not as fast and sometimes it doesn't work. It actually drives me up the wall. But that's neither here nor there. This post is about the effects of no DVR in our lives.

As you can imagine we can't watch our shows at our speed. We can't fast forward through commercials and we don't have over 200 channels to choose from like the good ol' days. We are officially down to approximately 60 or so. I know that is still a lot, but girls it has had the oddest impact on my husband.

About a week ago, I came home from work and my husband had the tv on the Disney Channel. I didn't think anything about it because my brother and sister had been over earlier that day.

Until...

I came home to the Disney Channel being on tv when I got home from work on three other consecutive occasions.

Busted.

My husband LOVES the Disney Channel.

I told him I was going to blog about this new love and he said, "So what I'm 26 and I still play video games."

Good defense sweetheart.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: I got my hair hilited and cut this weekend.
Low: She CHOPPED it off. Thank goodness hair GROWS.

High: Britt is BACK in Florida which means she is blogging again. Thank the Lord. She writes a good blog!
Low: I lost my old blog designer. She is officially "big time". Don't get me wrong, I am super proud of Shauna!! But I sure am going to miss her.

ETA HIGH: Like my new blog look?!?!?! Thanks go out to Miss Kelsey!
Low: No matter how early one goes to bed, 6am still comes WAAAAAY too early in the morning. I don't care if you're a morning person like myself or not.

High: School starts tomorrow for my little brother and sister. They aren't exactly pumped, but I am! I woke up this morning and the world outside our little home smelled like fall y'all! I can't wait to hear all about their first day of junior high. They call it the middle school now, but when I walked the halls they did it was the junior high. So junior high it will stay. My sister is a cheerleader and my brother is playing football for the school. Just you wait, they'll be Homecoming King and Queen yet!!!
Low: I have to do a certain little girl's toes and nails before tomorrow. She's not so picky, but I am. So this should be interesting. Everything has to look just right. After all, she dresses pretty not cute. ;)

High: I am one episode away from being caught up on Army Wives. It's this week's episode too! I love love love love love that show as Theresa from RHONJ would say.
Low: When I get caught up, I'm going to be chomping at the bit for a new episode. I know this is a pretty lame low, but it's all I've got.

And by the way, yesterday was my little sister's birthday. She turned 22!! Happy Birthday Jessi! Sorry, I didn't get a chance to blog about your birthday. As you know I was busy being scared by "The Knowing" and dozing off because I'm lame and old now. Love you little sister and I can't imagine life without you!!!

Happy Tuesday y'all.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My BL list is growing.

This happens every year around my birthday. In the middle of the summer, I'm like I only want one or two things. Blah Blah Blah. And then it happens...

I go school shopping and I see all the wonderful things that I want, plus there are usually some events in pop culture that occur that inspire me as well. This year the example for pop culture inspiration is John Hughes passed away and I have no copy of Sixteen Candles/Breakfast Club. Seriously, I went to Wal-Mart to see if they had a section of his movies since this sad event took place. And they don't. Quite frankly, I was a little disappointed. I mean MJ has been gone for almost two months now and there is still a section devoted to him! Attention and respect must be paid to this terrible loss too. Wal-Mart and Target need to get a move on with their John Hughes sections already!

I also saw lots and lots of cute clothes and so while I still just want money and Lilly Pulitzer perfume (the blue bottle), I now have a sense of direction with what I am going to do with my money. And yes I realize that all who read my blog know by now that I want the Beachy perfume. But seriously, if I could go to the website and scratch and sniff the smell every day, I would.

And by the way, if the Lilly bag that I wanted all summer that was 50% off this weekend is STILL there next month, then I'll be taking it as a serious sign from Jesus that this bag and I were meant to be together.

Happy Sunday y'all.

My birthday is officially a month away as of tomorrow! Whoooopeeeeee!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back to School Shopping

I still need thoughts on my blog being lame. Jessi you're going to have to comment on this one. I know you like to just read, but that's not good enough in this situation...

Now on to back to school shopping, one of the biggest reasons that I love this time of year is back to school shopping. (You know except for the part about me not going to law school right? See I can joke about it now! Things are going to be better after all!)

Last night we met up with my mom and siblings in T-Town for some school shopping. We went on a budget and I am happy to report that I've still got some spending to do today. So my mom, sister Jess and I are going today. The twins have a youth boot camp at church since this is their first year and my husband is helping. We haven't been to T-Town like this in well...never.

Okay that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously we haven't been shopping just the three of us since we were pre-LW. This should be lots of fun for sure!

Well I gotta get ready for the day and for my HAIR APPOINTMENT! IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

HAPPY Saturday indeed!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

it's time to go the polls girls...

Is my blog name corny, weird, dumb or lame?

Please just humor me on this people...I can only imagine how vain this really sounds out loud.

When I write down my blog name for people they tend to laugh about it. And I'm not really sure what I think about that. I usually just do that "ah ha ha ha" fake laugh and then explain what it means.

So seriously what do you think?

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And on another note, I do not appreciate people who are from the "Deep South" states like Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, etc. that think they are the only ones who truly know what it is to be Southern. Just because you're lower on the map than we are does not make you better at it. And I'm not saying that you're horrible at it either. I'm just saying that you shouldn't count Oklahoma out just because our accent isn't as deep to use as one example of a poor argument. Acting like a lady, being tactFUL and a good hostess are things that are just as important here as they are there. I realize this isn't a message that probably affects any of you that read, but it is just something that I've come across recently that just irks me.

Okay, I'm done now and have stepped off my soap box.

TGIF tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday is "Boxer" Day.

No Jessi, this is NOT a post about our boxer dogs.

As usual, according to urban dictionary....

A boxer fights in a kind of little arena called a ring. Boxers hit their opponent in the face until somehting happens( for example: the opponent falls or the time of the match is up). After some times, boxers may start chewing other people's ear or scream ADRIAN out loud at any time.

I got the pep talk I needed today from my "cornermen."

The first came in the form of Kelsey's blog about choosing joy. You really should read it. I am at the miserable part of her story recently, but God hasn't forgot about me and that's why he puts things like her blog in my path. I've got to find the joy in the mundane.

And secondly, I spoke with the Dean from Tulsa Law today about my application. She and I talked at length about my application and what I could do to make it better for next year. She also said that it was good on my part that I called to see what I needed to do.

In short, I am going to start choosing joy and I feel TONS better about re-applying to law school this fall.

So while I may be down for a little bit, I am certainly not down and out for the count.

I just needed a second wind, that's all. I'm ready. Go ahead and hit me with your best shot.

Fire. away.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: We have ate in every night this week.
Low: It's only Tuesday.

High:We found this lemon berry juice at Wal-Mart that was Great-Value brand. It's soooooo good!
Low: It's made from concentrate...so much for that fresh foods idea...for now.

High: I did my first manicure tonight ever.
Low: There is a reason someone else does my nails. While my first manicure may look bad, I will be buying other colors. I am a perfectionist you know.

High: I GET MY HAIR DONE ON SATURDAY!!!
Low: I have serious roots.

High: We're settled in our house with the exception of hanging up pictures.
Low: We have upstairs neighbors that have kids. That's not bad, but the part about them being 3 years old and sounding like they are a pack of elephants when they walk across the floor is.

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday mumblings

Don't know about y'all, but on Monday mornings, I am dragging serious tail feathers. It's because I can't go to sleep on Sunday nights. I am beginning to have a serious hate for the part of the day. But let's get to my mumblings...

  • I finally brought in all my clothes to put in the closet Brandon and I will share in our new apartment. This should be very interesting. He seems to think that EVERY article of clothing he owns minus shorts and undershorts should be hung up.
  • We made hamburgers and fries tonight. They were good. I love homemade meals that we do together...even if they are extremely unhealthy for us.
  • Tomorrow we are having a celebration at work for one of the attorneys. (Yes I work with attorneys.) I am taking my BCR dip.
  • It is officially Harry Potter mania at my house. We watch, read, eat and sleep Harry Potter 24/7 here at the Crafton Cottage.
  • A good friend of mine asked me to describe my relationship with Jesus these days in 6 words. This is known as a 6 word novel. This is the description I chose: Doors open every day for Us. I really feel that the Lord has been begging Brandon and I to take time for ourselves with Him. The right opportunity has presented itself in the form of the MasterLife discipleship class. Jessika's dad is leading this study. We are very excited. We hear that it isn't for sissies.
  • I am WAAAAAY behind on Army Wives. It is part of my to-do list for the week.
And speaking of my to-do list for today, I'm off to put away my clothes and then it's into bed.

Happy Monday...well what's let of it...heh heh!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's August y'all!

First, can I tell you how happy I am that it is August?

That means that my birthday is close and that school is about to start. This is the start of my law school application process again. I will also be applying to other types of schools, but more on that at a later date.

Of course you already know about football season too.

And speaking of football, I found out today that my brother and sister's first football game/pep rally fall on MY BIRTHDAY! Yes that's right folks, I have an official reason not to be at work on my birthday that I'll enjoy outside of vacation. Typically I am gone because of stupid doctor appointments or being sick. Woo hoo for it being fun and for it being my birthday! The twins couldn't believe that I would be at the pep rally. But hello, this is the first event of their junior and high school careers. I am so proud of them for being so involved! Plus it is a football game on my birthday!!

Maybe this will be a great birthday after all.

There are only a few things that I want this year...as you know. However, I decided that I just want the perfume and cash.

Another reason I am excited for August is because I go to Nationals for my sorority! I get to go with one of my fellow bloggers and former officer, Kelsey! The retreat is loads of fun and it is a privilege to return as an alumna.

August also happens to be my little sister Jessi and Dad's birthday month.

But most importantly, it is just a few days until I get my hair done!

So Happy August y'all!
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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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