Monday, February 28, 2011

Project Life: Week 8

I'm pretty sure you all should be proud of me.
In the midst of a busy Monday (ha.), I made time to post my Project Life pictures from last week.
It was a rough one. Midterms were last week. I'm not sure I really like the test taking part of college.

Thank you Google for Sunday's picture!
This is Study Central.
New Tuesday Night Bible Study!

Religion Midterm. Record setting time of 50 question in 13 minutes. I guess that's how it works when you study, study, study!
Plan of the day!
And that is Project Life Week 8! Two months down, ten more to go! 
In other amazing news, I found a roommate for next year today! I'm really hoping that it all works out. Would you all join me in praying about this? Thanks! :)

You won't relent until you have it all, my heart is yours.

Just a bit of Monday thoughts before class.
I'm reading a book for a Bible Study I'm doing called When God Writes Your Love Story. It's actually really good, and if you haven't read it, you should. It's about more than just allowing God to write your love story...but rather, starting with that and letting him write your life story. I came across this little quote and thought I would share to encourage you all this Monday morning!

I am the center of the universe. I know every desire of your heart. I want to script a beautiful tale to you, but first you must give me the pen. You must let me become the center of your existence. You must let me have total control of your love life, and every other area of your life as well.
-Leslie Ludy in When God Writes Your Love Story

Psalm 18:30 says that "As for God, his way is perfect." Why should we worry about handing our lives over to someone who knows everything and who's way is perfect? Why is this so hard? Let's give Him the pen. It's time to stop chasing after my dreams, and start chasing after His will. He's preparing something beautiful for our lives, if we just stop and give it over to him.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Celebrating Life- Princess Style!

Happy 300!

This post marks the 300th post since I've started blogging. I think blogoversaries are really cool. Since I somehow missed my 200th post, I had to make up for it with number 300. I would do a list of 300 fantabulous things about my blog, but that would take way too long. So, I thought I would recap for you the big life events that have happened since the invention of this blog.

  1. On March 16, 2009 I started blogging. I went to Auburn at the time and thought that a blog would help me journal and keep friends and family back home informed about my life!
  2. I've expressed my love of cupcakes many times!
  3. Beach trip!
  4. I learned to bake Poppyseed Chicken (also known as the best dish known to man).
  5. Photoshop has become my BFF.
  6. Jon and Kate have ceased to be a married couple and have broken my heart.
  7. I made my first digital scrapbooking kit.
  8. I started sponsoring a precious child named Sandra.
  9. I did a Week in the Life album.
  10. I took a journey to a big city and learned more about myself than I ever thought I would.
  11. I taught Sunday School (and have silly stories to tell from it!)
  12. I made a quilt.
  13. I went to my first Beth Moore conference!
  14. I learned to "sew sew" real clothes.
  15. I went to Passion 2010 in Atlanta.
  16. I started classes at my THIRD (and FINAL) college!
  17. I started Project Life.
  18. Auburn won the national championship. War Eagle. :)
  19. I've settled in to life at HC and my new wonderful friends. :)
That's just a quick look at the big things that have happened in the last 300 (well, actually 299) posts. And now, for a look at my life...

  1. I made my mommy a new blog layout. I think it's very pretty, but it's not quite finished yet. So, no judging (this is just a super sneak peek!)
  2. I'm purging my clothes. AH! It's actually a really good thing (because I'm really blessed AND I can still fit into clothes that I wore Freshman/Sophomore year in high school, but sadly, my fashion choices have changed some.) So, whatever I'm not wearing, I'm getting rid of! It's a really great feeling (especially since I have a little friends- well she's taller than me, but whatever, she's 13- and she can wear my hand-me-downs!). If you've never done this- I recommend it. It gives you more space in your closet (and if you're not going to wear it- why are you keeping it?)
  3. I was shopping with my mom at T.J. Maxx today (also known as one of my favorite stores) and I found a Kate Middleton dress. Or, that's what I call it. Frankly, mine was cheaper, and I think Prince William would totally marry me instead of her if he knew I existed. I'd be the perfect princess, you know. :)
  4. Just remember that I'm not *actually* Kate, I don't have the $600 dress (mine was $30) and that I have a Mommy photographer, not the paparazzi. 

Since I like embarrassing myself on my blog, I thought I'd post a picture from last night when my hair was in curlers. Desmond thought it was quite funny (and secretly wished he could wear curlers, too!). I have to report that the bump that I was trying to achieve did not magically appear. Yet one more reason I would never make it on Jersey Shore.

And, that's a short look at my life after 300 posts (well, get what I mean).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I don't drive a Lexus?!

I have a funny little anecdote from yesterday. (Actually, I have about twenty, but I'm not going to share them all in fear of boring you all to tears. Let it be known that compatible wedding monograms can make or break your marriage and if you need any help with deciding on floral arrangements--this girl should be number one on your list).

It all started when I was leaving my internship. (Actually, it probably began about 8 in the morning when I took my allergy meds, but that is beside the point). I was a little tired and ready to get back to campus. There's a lot to be said about working on web design specifics. So, I'm walking out to my car (which is silver like about every other car in the parking lot) and I open the door. I think to myself, "Hmm...I could have sworn that I locked my door. I always lock my door." Then, I thought for a minute. I was pretty sure that my door wasn't shaped like this. But, I mean, whatever. I didn't even know HC had a fountain out front until last Friday. I'm so not the most observant person.

It was at this point that I began to get into the car. And I looked at the steering wheel. And I thought to myself, "Wait- I definitely don't drive a Lexus!".

Then, I high tailed it out of there and ran as fast as I could to the Corolla I saw a bit farther down in the parking lot. The one with the church magnet on the back. And that went "Beep, Beep" when I clicked the button on my clicker. The one that was the Toyota, and not the Lexus. The one I commonly refer to as "Carly the Corolla" because I like alliterations.

I tell this story for two reasons:
1. Please remember to lock your doors. There are crazies in the world like me that are unobservant and might think your car is theirs. Obviously, I would have realized when my key didn't fit, but for your own safety (and my sanity)...remember the crazies.
2. Always check and double check the car you think is yours before you get in it. Otherwise, you could be slightly embarrassed like myself. Luckily, the car's alarm was not activated and no one walked out and witnessed the aforementioned event.

And that would be the story of the time that I realized that I most definitely do not drive a Lexus.

Project Life: Week 7

I feel like I'm a failure at this Project Life stuff. I promise I'm taking the pictures and all, but it keeps getting later and later each week that I post them. In an effort to actually get them posted, I'm not putting the days of the week on the actual pictures. Or editing them. Good Golly Miss Molly, they look pixely.

Saturday- Mom and I ventured out for our first Goodwill Excursion. :)

I don't have a picture from Sunday. Boo.
But, I have 2 for Monday. But since one is still on Mommy's camera...I'm just posting this one!

Tuesday- Kaitlyn brought me leftover cupcakes from the Single's Awareness Day party! She is such a blessing to my life and I am so glad God brought her to me! :)

Wednesday- Kaitlyn and I went to the Open House of Character @ Heart, the place I'm interning at. I redid their website, as you can see here

Thursday- Self portrait of the week. Yay!

Friday- Kaitlyn and I went on a tour of Huntingdon and took pictures. You can read about that here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Egypt. Tunisia. Bahrain. Libya. Canada. China. Morrocco. Iran. Yemen. Pakistan. Djibouti. Jordan. Algeria. Kuwait. Sudan. Syria.
And the US isn't exempt from all of this. Wisconsin. Ohio. Utah.

I'm just saying.
I don't want to be one of those "it's the end of the world!" people...but y'all...2012 is creeping up on us.
As my wise Daddy told me yesterday, if you know someone that doesn't know Jesus...
You might want to tell them. :)

While I know that I'm not going to be around when all the really bad stuff happens (because I'm going to be partying with Jesus!), I've read Revelation and it doesn't sound really pretty.

In the meantime, please join me in praying for the people in these countries. In several of these countries, the Muslim Brotherhood (a radical extremist group) is "helping" the new governments (or the protesters). It's not a good thing for the Christians in these countries. Many of the countries were already volatile to Christians, and it has the possibility to get worse. Remember your blessings and pray for others.

Just a friendly reminder. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Campus Tour

Since today was an Inservice Day and we didn't have classes, my friend Kaitlyn and I decided to take a walk around campus and take pictures. 

We started out at the clock. I like the clock.It's in memory of some president of the college. 

This is Flowers Hall. It's a pretty building. :)

 And this is the fountain that I didn't know existed until today. Even though I walk past it every day.

Historical marker. This is the photo-op you get when taking pictures with a History Ed major. :)

 Then, we went to The Green. This is the stage that I will walk across when I get my diploma. 
Interesting fact- The graduation ceremony has never been rained out. 

When we were at Flowers, we took some new profile pictures for the Facebook.Yay.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fragmented Thoughts

  1.  My thoughts are fragmented today.
  2.  So, a list was a great idea.
  3. My brain is f-r-i-e-d.
  4. And midterms are next week. Eek.
  5. Somehow, taking a semester off did bad things to my brain.
  6. I'm pretty sure that I ate a whole chocolate bar today.
  7. Plus some Thin Mints.
  8. Frozen.
  9. They're my fave.
  10. So, this horrible tragedy happened.
  11. I'm in mourning.
  12. Hopefully those botanists know what they're doing.
  13. Dude from Dadeville, seriously?
  14. I'm pretty sure the amount of cupcakes I've consumed in the last 24 hours was illegal.
  15. I also strong suspicions that there are bed bugs in my bed.
  16. Or some other biting insect.
  17. I have welts.
  18. Seriously.
  19. Somethings gotta change.
  20. But, I washed my sheets today.
  21. So, maybe that will help?
  22. Ideas for removal would be great. 
  23. I can't find any "proof" on my bed.
  24. No evidence of BB visiting.
  25. Just me. :)
  26. And my poor feet.
  27. So, I'm pretty much in love with the Bieber.
  28. Not gonna lie.
  29. Aside from that Rolling Stones interview where he sounded like a little kid that knew nothing about politics.
  30. Of course, he is a little kid.
  31. Today was a hammock kind of day.
  32. But, I don't have a hammock.
  33. So. This girl didn't get to hammock.
  34. But, I have big study plans for this weekend.
  35. They involve me, a blanket, and my school books on the Green.
  36. Or at least, under a tree.
  37. Outside.
  38. Where it is WARM.
  39. I am rejoicing, y'all.
  40. This Alabama girl doesn't know what to do in cold weather.
  41. Running shorts and Ugg boots only go so far.
  42. Global warming is a j-o-k-e.
  43. For real.
  44. I'm going to bed now.
  45. Because I have an 8 o'clock tomorrow.
  46. And I'm sleepy.
  47. And I don't do well in the mornings.
  48. I'm kind of grumpy.
  49. So, I normally go back to bed for a bit after class.
  50. Then I'm HAPPY!
Okay. We're stopping now.
Good night. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Project Life: Week 6

I think I'm just going to plan on posting these on Mondays now. It takes me awhile to gather the pictures from the multiple cameras and edit them and such! Yay for being on week 6!

Kaitlyn and I were making a sign when I came up with this wonderful masterpiece!
I tried a new church out last Sunday (since it's the one all my friends go to!)

Allergies. Yay?

Working on what all those camera settings mean. And taking fun mirror pictures!

Prep for Thursday test. Thank God for formula sheets.

Laundry Laundry Laundry. Yay for quarters.

Best sign EVER. This is life with brothers in one sentence. 

valentine's day.

Honestly, I don't know where to start. It all kind of began as I went through my Google Reader this morning. I came across these three posts that all stirred something up.
Yes, today is Valentine's Day.
Deep down inside, I really like Valentine's Day. It's a day where everyone wears pink, you can eat chocolate without people thinking you're depressed, and there's flowers and sparkles and cupcakes. Oh- and you can send out Disney Princess valentines. It's perfect. I mean, basically, it should be my favorite day of the year. But, there's also this idea that you should have a special someone. And, well, I'm lacking in that department at the moment.
I've come to the conclusion in the last few months that I'm getting old. People my age are getting engaged and planning weddings. People my age are getting married. And while I'm nowhere near this point in my life, part of me has already started wondering. Wondering if. If it's ever going to happen. (I know, I'm twenty. That's no exactly old maid status). And suddenly, these dreams of being a mommy and a wife have become an area of spiritual attack. I'm finding it hard to find joy in my situation. 
Last night, I was visiting with a dear new friend that I've met since being at HC. I was expressing my discontentment with my current situation, and she very clearly understood something I could not. She told me that "If God is calling you to be a wife and mother, he will bring someone to you". It's an incredibly simple concept. It's something I say all the time when I say "God, may your will be done in my life". Here's the thing. This "calling" persay, doesn't come in my time, it comes in God's time. He promises to never leave me or forsake me. He always keeps his promises. If it is His will, it Will be done. 
As my dear blogging friend Annie puts it:
In the meantime, i'm asking myself how i can be and show love to everyone else in my life, because valentine's day shouldn't just be about romantic love. it should be about powerful, overwhelming, Jesus love, too. it should be about celebrating the love we do have, rather than moping about the love we don't.
we set days aside to celebrate His humble birth and His resurrection victory. let's set this one aside to celebrate His incomprehensible love.
He's got something bigger planned. I really don't need to worry about it. I really don't need to wander. I just need to set aside this special little day to celebrate His love. It's greater than any other "love" that I may come across here on this earth.
via The Hope Movement

Saturday, February 12, 2011

the candy shop.

I watched a video tonight.
A dear friend linked to it on the Facebook.
You guys,
It broke my heart.
I've embedded it below, but since I know it's kind of tiny, here's a link to it.
It's about 30 minutes long, and I swear,
If this doesn't make you see that there is a problem and that we NEED to get out there and fix it...
I don't know what will.

From the film's website:

The Candy Shop is a thirty minute film about child sex trafficking. The story is as follows: Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street.  And he is confronted with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face. Giving his family a better life, or keeping his soul. The film is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.This plague has gone on for too long, and now we at Whitestone, in cooperation with Doorpost12Stone® Church and StreetGrace want to put a stop to it.This film represents the spearhead of a citywide and possibly a nationwide campaign.It is not a documentary. It is not a PSA. It is the beginning of a movement.
This is about a problem right here in our backyard. We like to imagine that stuff like this only happens in far off places like third world countries...but it's not. It's happening in one of the largest cities in America--Atlanta.  So, like I said earlier, let's not just sit back and wait for someone else to find a solution. Let's be a part of the solution. Let's bring these girls life. Let's bring them hope. Let's bring them Jesus.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Home for the Weekend

Top Ten Reasons I'm Glad I'm Going Home for the Weekend:

10. No cold, drafty window beside my bed.
9. No scrounging around for quarters to wash sheets.
8. I can forget about this thing called homework for a day.
7. Space!
6. An oven to cook in. :)
5. My Mommy is the bomb dot com. Haha. :)
4. It's really too quiet here. I *kind of* miss the loud screaming boys across the hall.
3. My family's pretty awesome.
2. I don't have to walk outside to get dinner. And during a cold winter, this Alabama girl ain't cut out to go out in 30 degree weather.
1. I need gas in my car. And I really really don't want to have to go to "the stab and grab" or freeze to death. Um, Daddy? Have I told you how much I love you? And how I'm your favoritest daughter in the whole wide world?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

more doing.

It all started Wednesday morning in chapel. Our speaker ended his sermon be telling a little story that went like this:
There once was a farmer and his wife that had a farm. She discovered there was a mouse, so the next time she went to the grocery store, she picked up a mouse trap. Upon her arrival home, she knocked over the bag, so the trap fell out. The little mouse saw it and ran from the room. First, he went to the barn to talk to the snake. He asked the snake for help, but the snake just laughed and said, "Sorry, that's not my problem." So, then he went to the chicken and asked for her help. But, just like the snake, she turned him away, saying, "Sorry, that's your problem." Finally, the little mouse turned to the cow for help. But the cow said, "I'm much too big to be getting my hoofs caught in a trap. That's your problem." Right after that, a loud snap and then a scream was heard. The snake had gotten caught in the trap. When the farmer's wife went to see what had gotten caught, she assumed it was the mouse and picked it up. When she did so, the snake bit her. The farmer rushed his wife to the hospital, but they were too late and she died. A couple days later, he had everyone over to the farm for a meal after the funeral. It was a cold day outside and everyone felt dreary, so they cooked up some chicken soup. When they ran out of that, they decided to make some beef stew. THE END.

It's a silly, depressing little story, I know. But the moral of the story is that we never know when someone else's problem will become our problem.

Then, tonight at worship, we discussed the concept of "less dreaming, more doing". I know that I say things on here all the time about how I wish the world was different. I wish that everyone had clean drinking water. I wish that people didn't try to trap little girls into the sex trade. I wish that nobody went hungry tonight. I have all of these great big wishes and dreams. But, in the end, they don't matter until I do something. I can say how things need to change over and over again. I can read books on it. But, until I take the step (the initiative) and do something, it's worthless. Less dreaming, more doing. That's a concept I can get behind. I'm still not sure how this is all going to play out. I don't know what it's going to look like. I don't really know where God's leading me to on this matter, yet. But, I'm committing to do a little less dreaming and a lot more doing on here.  Yeah, the fact that kids down the street from my dorm are hungry tonight is not my problem (After all, I dined on the fine dining of Ramen. Typical college kid.). But, because I call myself a Christian and so I believe that precious child is my brother or sister, it is my problem.And I don't need to just sit around saying "Oh. Look. He's hungry." We're called to get out there, roll our sleeves up, and do something about it. It may not be serving lunch at a soup kitchen. It may be working in lobbying for a cause. I may not be called to move to Africa, but maybe I am supposed to help raise support to a missionary can live over there. And I don't need to just dream about it...I need to just do it.

So, while I don't have a definitive answer on this one and I don't know what it looks like...I'm putting it out there before I go to sleep and forget it all (because that totally happens sometimes). What is God telling you to stop dreaming about and start doing? Think about it. Where might he be leading you? And I'll be doing the same. :)

Thank Goodness It's Thursday

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. Honestly, it feels like this week will never ever ever end.
Not that it's been bad, per say, but it's sure been busy.

In the last 24 hours, I've studied for a stats test (that I left more confused than I was before I walked in. My multiple choice answers kept being a hundredth off of one of the answer choices. Grrr. I've written a 3 page outline for my critical thinking class. I've written a 4 page analysis/ rough draft of midterm paper for my Lit class (Now, I really like this one. It's going to be good. I know that sounds English nerdy, but I really liked Sister Carrie. And so, this paper is...amazing. I can feel it.)

I did laundry this afternoon. I know, laundry at 2 o'clock on a Thursday afternoon is kind of weird. But, I kind of need clothes. It's cold outside. And I was about to have to go out in a tshirt. Not smart. Now, if I can round up some more quarters (the coke machine is out. It gave me dimes as change for my dollar. Not cool.) I need to wash my sheets. Yep. And I've been here a little over a month and already some socks have lost a partner. And my pink ones are missing. Not cool. Not cool at all.

This weekend I have a few goals:

  1. Catch up on Project Life.
  2. Sleep.
  3. Sewing Machine.
  4. Sleep.
  5. Find Quarters.
  6. Sleep.
  7. Wash sheets.
  8. Sleep.
  9. Homework.
Do you catch a common theme? I am so incredibly sleep deprived. It's not even funny, I feel like a zombie. I'm working on a website for my internship, and y'all...I dreamed about this website last night! It was crazy. I think that I need to stop working on it right before bed...and the allergy meds probably didn't help either. I was dreaming about sidebars and titles and photo was crazy. Insane. This has got to stop. I cannot wait until next Wednesday when they are having their open house and I will be done with the website (or kind of. less stress on it anyways!)

On the schedule:
  • Fried Chicken and Macaroni for dinner. If I don't freeze walking to the DH.
  • Break out the Kindle again. Oh, how I miss thee.
  • Emerge tonight. If I don't fall asleep before 8:30.
  • 2 classes tomorrow. Easy proofreading. I can do this.
  • HOME tomorrow afternoon!
So...I'm leaving you with a list of 3 favorites that have gotten me through the week.

1. White Dress by Ben Rector-- Haha. New favorite song. Can someone sing this to me for Valentine's Day? Yes, please, thank you.

2. Diet Coke-- I wouldn't be conscious without this!

3. This cute skirt. I want to make one after I finish all the other to-do's on my sewing list (and it may end up being my easter dress. I just don't see the time to make option A! 

Psh...Almost to Friday, we can do this! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

step by step

Oh God, you are my God
And I will ever praise you
I will seek you in the morning
And I will learn to walk in your ways
And step by step you'll lead me
And I will follow you all of my days.

As I was walking to my first class of the day this morning (it's about a ten minute walk), I realized I had forgotten my morning prayer time in all the hustle and bustle and decided that there was no time like the present. It's normally a pretty quiet walk (aside from the fire station across the street) and I walk alone. As I walked along the sidewalk, I began to think of the many blessings God has provided since I've been at HC. All the new friends  that I have met, the Chapel and Emerge services, my easy class schedule, my internship. And I realized how ridiculously blessed I am. I know that God has placed me where I am and with the people I am with for a reason. And that reason is to bring glory to His name. He is leading me along this journey, and I am so excited about what the next two years hold.

Then, I returned back to my dorm room and read through my Google Reader. Mrs. Beth posted this amazing post this morning about choosing joy today. She issued a challenge to go through this entire day without a single criticism or complaint. I am so guilty of this. Just this morning (before I read the post, I promise!), I was journaling about how much I hated Mondays and how much busy stuff I had to do. Y'all....that's complaining! I felt so convicted as I read the post to try and cut the negativity out of my life. Yes, I am a busy college student. But, I bring so much of the pressures upon myself! If I spent less time on Facebook, I would have more time to work on that paper. If I quit procrastinating by watching Toddlers and Tiaras, I would have more time to read that poem for class! Today, I'm choosing joy. I'm claiming joy over my life and I am going to find a reason to worship in every season of my life (even the not-so-fun ones). And step by step, I know that my God is going to lead me through. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Project Life: Week 5

This week/weekend was really busy. So, I'm just posting the pictures and not the explanations! :)

I'm also backdating this to if you're reading it in Google Reader, don't get confused! :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ten crazy things.

  1. I've become obsessive over making numbered and alphabeted lists this week.
  2. I also really like reading the news. Weird thing, I know. Google News is my Hero. For real.
  3. Cupcakes. They're like the best thing ever made (I know, Dad. You say that pie is the new cupcake. I'm not listening.)
  4. I need to get back to my journaling. I haven't done it since I moved to HC. But, I really miss it.
  5. Never Say Never is coming out soon. Who wants to go see Bieber on the big screen with me?
  6. I really want to do an "Ask Me Anything" blog post. I've just seen a lot lately. So, if you have a question you want to ask me, leave a comment or email that email on the side bar (
  7. If you're burglarizing someone's probably shouldn't stop to charge your phone. You might accidentally leave it. Haha.
  8. Nothing is ordinary. Life is an endless series of little miracles. The difference between living and existing is noticing. -Louie Giglio
  9. I want to go take pictures this weekend. Like, loads of them. And I really need to work on this Project Life thing. My pictures are getting lame-o.
  10. It's cold and rainy I really really don't want to go to class. But, since I'm a good girl...I will. :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. 
-Coco Chanel 

The word fabulous has been stuck in my head this week for no apparent reason. Sometimes it's for serious"Oh my Gosh! Let's have a Matthew McConaughey marathon and eat frozen yogurt this weekend! That sounds fabulous." Other moments it's been used in a sarcastic manner.Such as, "Really teacher? You're going to give a pop quiz on this modernist poem that has no purpose and meaning and ask me to analyze it? Fabulous." or "Really teacher? You canceled class for Thursday and now you're going to uncancel so tthat we can watch the last ten minutes of the movie from Tuesday? Seriously? That's just fabulous." (Though I feel the need to share that I did act very classy at that moment and kept my mouth shut and my thoughts inside my head. Way to go, Lauren. Way. To. Go.)

But, overall, I had a positive kind of fabulous week. My new HC friend Kaitlyn started blogging. Friday is an inservice Friday, so we don't have class. I'm going home tomorrow afternoon. I'm coming back to campus this weekend to volunteer at a 5K (and the aformetioned MM marathon). I got to go to chapel for the first time this semester and it was really fun. I've cut back to one Diet Coke a day (finding out what it does to your body is kind of giving me the heebie-jeebies!). I updated my website so that it no longer says I'm an elementary ed major (since I put it on my resume that I'm sending out to potential internship sites! Haha.). And I've got Teddy Grahams. And my heated mattress pad is really warm, so I don't get cold anymore (now that I figured out it has to be plugged in!). And I got to eat a cupcake last night. And a new Toddlers and Tiaras comes on tonight. So, pretty much...I'm fabulous (say that in a high pitched, operatic, sing-song like tone and tell me that it doesn't make you laugh. Or at least smile).