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Mini mandarins oranges

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Lovely music

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Freshly fallen snow

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It’s such a wonderful day.  I just had my third exam which means I’m over half way there to the holidays.  Brandon is in the spare room wrapping my presents (came home a wee bit early hehe), and he’s going on about how lovely they and how excited he is for me to open them.  I almost cried at this thoughtfulness especially when he brought me mandarin oranges as an “early” present.  It’s been a wonderful day and I don’t think I could ask for a better one.  I’m immensely blessed with a wonderful boyfriend who loves me as much as he does.  Parents who have provided for me and love me, a cheeky brother who is adorable and fun.  I’m also blessed to be able to get an education that very few in the world are able to.  I complain about it, but I love every moment of it (well minus writing essays XD).  I have a roof over my head and I have lovely things around me.  I think that this year has been lovely and just full to the brim of blessings.

What are you thankful for this year?

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Almost There

So I can tell that I’m way too excited to go home (not that one can be too excited to go home).  But I’m not watching how I talk and I’ve been mixing up sentences left right and centre.  I’ve also NOT been paying as astute attention as one should to facebook and totally replied to a message as if i was the only one that got it.  Yeah I felt lame haha.

It’s really weird these last few days at work.  I’m still giving it my best, but my managers don’t seem to care if I do manage to hear codes and other such items that previously were blocked from my hearing.  And i really don’t feel like getting close to people who are new now.  I’m leaving in a couple days and will never see most of them again so I’m not going to invest time into friendships.  Rather selfish, I know, however is rather logical from the point of usefulness.  I’m seriously gonna miss my work though.  It’s been rather fun this summer and I learned a lot both of myself and about customer service and officey things that are HOPEFULLLY going to prove useful ONE day.  I’m still holding my fingers crossed on that point ;).

But i’m almost ready to go home.  All my books and left over cans of food and electronics are nicely packed away in boxes waiting for the day that my dad will bring them home to me.  I can only bring two suitcases so my xbox and monitor and other such things will have to wait.  Twill prolly be a good thing what with school starting and all XD.  It’s not like I need MORE distraction than I already possess.

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“Your love can make these things better.”

I think life is starting to even out. I was just listening to a Jars of Clay song and I’m encouraged to just keep swimming. I may have a billion things to do for school, financial problems, etc. But the love of family, friends, God can help encourage us and give us the oomph we need.

I made tortillas again last night and I added a little bit more of water to it and mixed the oil in with the water and they turned out so much better than the last ones. They tasted the same, but they were softer and easier to handle. I also cooked them for a little less time and I think that that had a lot to do with it. And it only took an hour to make them instead of three like the first time I made them ^_^

I think this month will be better than January was. I am excited for the possibilities and new experiences that wait as of yet. The days just slide together and everything has remained in a positive type of stasis 🙂

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So Brandon is going to quit his job and look for a new one.  I’m hoping and praying that he finds one suitable for his talents and for our accounts.  It’s so stressful knowing that you do DO a good job, that you get told so by customers and your managers and coworkers, but get no hours.  One thing I hate about managers is that they’re two faced and it seems that a lot of them are.  They’ll say one thing, but do another and you never know where you stand, if you’re as good as they say you are, or if they really just want you to quit.  I’m hoping that this year is better than this January.  I’m going to have to seriously look at our expenses and decide where I can save money food wise etc.

But let’s not dwell on that.  I’m starting The Revenger’s Tragedy by Tourner today for my Renaissance Literature class.  I’ll be honest and admit that the only plays I’ve read from this period are Dr. Faustus and The Alchemist and a myriad of Shakespeare’s plays.  So it will be interesting trying to interpret this play without the foundation I’ve been given through work in High School and whathaveyou.  And weirdly, I’m a little excited for it.  I’m glad that I get to expand my knowledge of Renaissance period literature and I’m excited to see how other authors other than Shakespeare dealt with issues such as class struggle, the rise of the middling classes, gender roles etc.  Tourner will have a completely different point of view.

Oh and can I just say that I LOVE Bob Schneider’s song “Flowerparts” off his album The Californian.  I suggest that if you haven’t heard it, look it up on Youtube or something similar.  I think we could all learn something from it.

But don’t forget the flowerparts…
A soft touch and an open heart.
A rainbow and some empathy.
Compassion and sympathy.

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