Sunday, March 31, 2013

Currently: 3/31

Happy Easter Everyone!!! I hope you all had fantastic days today celebrating what is trying important besides the chocolate bunny, and that it that Christ is Risen!! I love Easter, and all it stands for. My pastor said today, "Everyday should be Easter. We are to remember everyday what Christ did for you and me." I thought that was very well said. I am thinking about doing a whole post on Easter festivities tomorrow. I am just too dang tired to write a lot. So here we go...
My blurry Easter outfit.

reading the nursing entrance exam practice book, and still on Life of Pi. I am still reading that book because I have no motivation to do anything ahead of time. I have to read all of Part 2 for Wednesday while studying for a microbiology exam!
writing this blogpost and trying to keep my eyes open.
listening to the heater running. I thought spring was here to stay, but winter is gracing us with its presence again tomorrow with a high of 37!
thinking about all the things I have to do tomorrow. Mom wants me to go to Target, and get half price Easter egg kits for next year. Plus I have so much homework and chores to do tomorrow. 
smelling not much with my random stuffy nose. 
wishing calmness over the next two overly busy weeks. 
hoping to make it to the cemetery tomorrow to visit Grandpa. Tomorrow is 5 years since his passing, and of course being the jokester he was he had to pass on April Fools' Day. 
wearing yoga capris and a tee. 
loving the thought of curling up with these two pups for the night before returning to school tomorrow. 
wanting to incorporate God more into my life. I feel that I have been pushing devotions and such to the side over the past few weeks. I definitely see a difference in my life without constant  reminders of His creation and my life. 
needing to be insanely productive tomorrow. 
feeling tired, but thankful for God's amazing Son!
clicking: the netflix button at the top of my web browser. Time to watch the dramatic lives of Lauren Conrad and friends in The Hills. I don't know why, but I am digging that show lately. Link up here.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Currently: 3/24

Weekly lesson learned:
Don't give stuffed toys to TomTom.
The last day of spring break is here. Sigh... I don't really feel up to going back to school. I did practically no school work while home. I only did anatomy homework while watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Hey, it was spring break and my birthday; so therefore, I have an excuse to not do homework. I loved going to church today. It was Palm Sunday, and of course we waved our palm branches during the hymns. Our church partners up with another church to put on a cantata every Easter and Christmas, and this year it was fantastic! Something about the orchestra and voices just spoke to me. It was entitled Footprints in the Sand. I think it was a great way to begin the week leading up to Christ's death and ultimately His resurrection. Plus I am excited to wear my new Easter dress. (from Ross for $15).

reading Life of Pi. It is pretty fantastic so far! I have to read part one for tomorrow. My goal is to finish it before the Amazing race starts tonight. 
writing my philosophy paper due Wednesday. I have begun thinking about it, but who would I be if I didn't wait until the last minute as always? I promise you that procrastination is a gene written into my families DNA. My Aunt swears by it!
listening the gentle hum of my laptop, and the distant chattering of dog tags (one is currently walking around my room).
thinking about all that I need to do to drive back to school tomorrow at 6:45 am. I just didn't feel prepared to drive back tonight. Too much to read, and too much to pack. It's not like I only have 3.5 days of school this week due to Easter. 
smelling my hair shampoo from this morning combined with whiffs of flat iron. I got my hair cut yesterday. No, not picture worthy. It was just a trim. Although, I did cave into getting side bangs again. 
wishing all my friends safe drives back to school. I know a couple of people driving east along side the snow storm. So, I wish them luck and god speed. lol I just hope they arrive in one piece and not too frazzled. 
hoping to accomplish a lot of homework this week so that I can focus on family and Easter celebrations this weekend. Easter is a big deal to me. I want so badly to have Easter be refocused onto Christ and not the Easter bunny. Yes, he is cute and delish, but chocolate is only temporary. The real reason I celebrate is because of Christ's resurrection and my eternal life because of Him. 
wearing sweats and a t-shirt of course!
loving my new shoes I got for my birthday! I got Sperry's for the first time, and I think I am in love. They are so stinkin' comfy!
wanting to go for a run at least three times this week. I just am hoping that the weather will cooperate with me. Chicago's springtime is a delayed winter apparently. Every year it is so confused!
needing to check my bracket for March Madness. I am rooting for Indiana this year. I don't know why, but that is where my gut is. I typically like girl's basketball better than men's. 
feeling like writing this post was a good idea. It gave me a chance to step back and regroup before diving back into my book. It also gives me a reason to procrastinate some more. 
clicking summer job opportunities. I found this link on Pinterest, and it makes me want to work somewhere crazy this summer. Yes, it is about travel, but it has put my mind in a place to think about where to apply for jobs and such. 

I hope you all have a great week!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This little piggy...

So, my mom's best friend Laurie (dubbed Auntie LuLu) posted to Facebook before her birthday saying she wanted this cake.......
It's a pig kit-kat cake!
So, I was talking to my mom, and I said, "We can totally make that!" See, my mom worked in a Jewel-Osco bakery back when she was in her twenties, and I have heard so many stories about that job. I thought that with her baking and decorating experience that we could totally do this. I was right! It took about two hours from start to finish. All you need is...

- 1 cake mix (preferably chocolate) split into two 9" baking pans
- Bake them and let them completely cool!
- Stack the two cakes with icing to hold them together
- Put icing on the top and then sides for glue
- Approx. 30 kit-kats for the sides
- Mold the piggies from pink fondant! 

Our's looked more like a pig pile!

I think this turned out great!
So, met my mom's friend at Red Lobster for dinner to celebrate, and we totally surprised her!!!

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef. 
This little piggy had none. 
This little piggy cried "wee wee wee" all the way to my belly! JK. 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Twenty years young!

Today is my twentieth birthday! What? How did this happen?
I am so thankful for my life, my family, and my friends. I am so lucky to have so many great people in my life! I was born on March 21, 1993 at 6:22 am. I was born five weeks early, and I weighed 4 pounds and 15 ounces. I couldn't have asked for a better life!

Today, I went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch with my mom! We had a good time there and window shopping after. My mom bought me three pairs of shoes yesterday (Sperry's, new mocs, and black flats), and she gave me a licence plate holder that says the Chicago Cubs on it!! I love it, and the Cubs! After being at the mall we drove to Ulta cause I needed to buy new makeup, and I had a coupon. We headed over to Starbucks after that. Because it was my birthday they let me get anything on the menu! Say what? So I got a soy hazelnut macchiato. It was fantastic. Sort of like nutella in a cup. For the rest of the night, I just want to kick back and relax!

They wrote 'Happy Birthday to You' on the plate! 

Free Starbucks! 
I just want to quickly thank my great friend Lori. She wrote an awesome birthday blogpost about me! She is fantastic, and I am so grateful for her! Thanks for making my day special!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Currently: 3/17

Pardon my mess, but Tom discovered himself in the mirror.
Then he barked at himself for a while. 
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am wearing green! Are you? If not be prepared to be electronically pinched.
My weekend has been great so far! Mom and I went to the Arlington Race Track for the Chicagoland Pet Expo yesterday. It was fun, and I loved petting all the dogs and puppies! We went to Portillo's for dinner, and then drove to Northbrook to go to Nordstrom Rack. I really wanted to get spring/summer shoes. I found some Toms and Sperry shoes, but they weren't fitting right or rubbed. So my search for shoes continues... Today we went to church which was good, and I like seeing all my church family. This afternoon we will go to the movies to finally see Safe Haven! It has been out for a month, and I have been dying to see it after reading the book!

reading or need to begin reading for lit class, Life of Pi. I heard that it is a slow read at the beginning, but I just hope that it is good. 
writing my philosophy paper due after spring break. We are to write on one of the Christian virtues. Also, I have to write my psych mid-term also due after spring break. C'mon profs don't you want to give us a break?
listening to the radio. It's on 101.9 here in the Chicago area, and Wild Ones by Flo Rida. 
thinking about wanting to take a nap. This cold is slowly killing me. That's an exaggeration, but I really want to sleep. 
smelling not much due to the cold I have.
wishing to eat Skittles for the rest of my life, and not gain weight. 
hoping to have a good week, and that it doesn't go to insanely fast. 
wearing a green tee, my louisville hoodie from bball camp in '07, and skinny jeans.
loving my spaceheater aka my little dog. she sits on my lap all day, and she is so warm!
wanting to eat cheesecake.
needing to feed my target addiction by going to target
feeling like i need to eat lunch. my stomach is talking to me.
clicking on the blogs i read. it's time to catch up. 

Have a great week everyone. Maybe the start of spring will actually bring us warmer weather. 
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Friday, March 15, 2013


Girls Night Out/In

Every year my college throws an event called Spring Formal (college prom/homecoming). It is a fancy dinner and dance. My friends and I didn't go last year or this year. We always do something whether it's staying in the dorm or going out. We did both of those things this year. Abby, Kaity, Lori, and I all went out to Chili's for dinner, and it was delicious! After we came back to the dorm, and we made a Reese's no bake bar thingy. Talk about yum! It was so easy for college kids that don't have a kitchen to cook in. After that, Lori and I played this board/ card game thing called San Juan. It was really hard, but once I got the hang of it I found it to be really fun!

The cute and adorable Kaity.

The awesome and funny Abby.

The best hugger in the world and gorgeous Lori.

and me.

This stuff is cheap and yummy....

the crust.

She was watching us "bake".

finishing before it chills.

so intense.

thirty minutes later and it's half gone. 
It was a pretty great night filled with lots of laughs.....

My Friday Morning.

I am sitting in Starbucks sipping my grande soy mocha, and life is great. If you would have seen me last night, I would have said life sucks. Here's why.... I had my long day of classes yesterday where I am in school for just under twelve hours. (Yes, I knew what I had signed up for.) I got home from night class late because my professor had to explain the take-home midterm. I'm sorry exam over spring break no thanks. Then I began working on my microbiology homework at ten. Okay, no big deal is what I told myself....

Man was I wrong. I think I accomplished 4 of the 11 questions in just under two hours. Why did this take so long? Well, when I am stressed my first instinct is to cry, and my second instinct is to want to scream. I think I cried every ten minutes. This is no exaggeration by any means. I was so frustrated by the time midnight rolled around, and had decided to set my alarm for 6 a.m. to finish my homework.

I woke up this morning with every intention of going back to sleep, and I told myself to knock it off. I set a goal, If I finish the other 7 questions by 7:30 I can go to Starbucks.

So, here I sit. I have class at 12:30 and 1:30. So I am blogging, and I am very content with life. I have determined that a warm espresso drink can fix basically all my problems.

Happy Friday

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SB 2013....

Spring Break. Oh how I love those words, and I do mean love. This semester has been terribly busy, and from here on out it will just get harder. I am supposed to work over part of spring break, but I am forgetful about having to call one of my managers to have them put me on the schedule. I am excited to go home. Home is definitely where my heart is, but I am also sad to leave my friends. I am looking forward to spending some much needed time with my fam and my doggies. I can't have too much fun since I do have papers due after spring break... Who does that? Seriously, we need a break. My profs need to calm down. They get to relax, and so should we.

Also over spring break is a sort of important day... My birthday! I will be turning 20!?!? When did this happen? I honestly don't know if I am ready to turn twenty. It sounds so weird, and I am not going to be a teenager anymore. Gah, I hate getting older. 

Oh well, I have 2 days of classes left until I depart for my homeland, my bed, my dogs, and my momma. 

What are you all doing for SB, that is if you have one still?


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Currently: 3/10

Hey all! It is the beginning of a new week, and we lost one hour of sleep last night. I don't know if I am tired from that or if its from watching Addy (cousin's daughter) and going having a girls' night out.

Addy let me even do both of our nails.
She helped me do mine as well. 
reading but mainly only downloaded the Perks of Being a Wallflower. I wanted to read the book before I did anything else. I guess that will have to wait until Spring Break which starts in five days. 
writing my short story for my English lit class. We are to take one of the poems we have read, and turn it into a short story that's due tomorrow. 
listening to the tv out in the front living room. I think my aunt is watching Momma Mia? 
thinking about the fact that this week is midterms. How is it possible to be half done already? 
smelling the jelly beans that I am eating. Hey it's almost Easter, and I treated myself to a bag of jelly beans from Target. 
wishing i could go back to sleep, and start the day all over again. My brain is super fuzzy. I hope I am just tired, and that I am not getting sick.
hoping my boss will put me on the schedule over break because I need to make some dough (both figuratively and literally). I do make things out of dough at work. 
wearing sweats, t-shirt, and miss matched socks. One is bright yellow and one is gray. My feet were cold last night, and so without turning the light on I picked out two socks to wear. I have a great hatred for miss matched socks, but it's to late to fix that now.
loving my secret board on Pinterest. It is pretty great. Sometimes I just don't want people seeing all the food recipes I repin. I feel like they inwardly judge me!
wanting to go sun tanning. It is currently crappy weather and partially raining. So I don't think that I am going to get much color. 
needing to workout. It was such a bad week in the nutrition and workout department. I consider the stairs in the science building to be a mini workout. No matter how fit you are by the time you are at the top you have a hard time breathing. 
feeling like i am going to get no homework done until this evening. My morning was semi-productive, but now I have no urge to write my story, come up with my psych outline, or start reviewing for my anatomy midterm. on the publish tab, and them I am going to go back to my pinteresting. 
clickingon the publish tab, and them I am going to go back to my pinteresting. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Needing prayer...

Hey everyone, and happy friday. I was just informed from my mom that her brother/my uncle had a heart attack, and then that he had to have bypass surgery. I was just hoping that people can pray for my family especially my uncle, his wife, and my three cousins as this will affect them for some time to come.

This is my Uncle Craig....
... and this is my crazy family. 
Thank you guys for taking the time to read this post. He just means a lot to me and my family. I hope that this is the only scare we will have for a while. 

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A very random post from a tired girl.

Hey all,
It is Wednesday. That is a glorious thing. I am exhausted. It has been a long week so far with a terrible exam this morning. I am so tired of microbiology. It is as hard as it sounds, and were not even halfway through the semester. I need at least a C- for nursing standards, and a B for my standards. I am currently pulling a C which infuriates me, and I know that I can work 3x as hard. I just have this gene that runs in my family called procrastination. It is legit too!

Tomorrow is my long day from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm. I don't know why I did that to myself, but I did.
I have:
Micro lab: 9:30-10:50
Philosophy: 11:00- 12:20
Break till 2
Anatomy lab (w/ cadavers!): 2-4:50
Lifespan Development: 6:00-9:00

I love my classes (besides philosophy), and I can't wait for them to be over at the same time.

Today, I ordered nursing merchandise. Since I will officially be a nursing student in just a few short week; we had the opportunity to buy sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, etc. I purchased a crew neck sweatshirt (so comfy!) and sweatpants. I am so excited to get them!

On an even better note..... BLACKHAWKS WIN!!!
I got the update from ESPN on my phone seriously ten minutes ago. The hawks are on fire! Our record is 21-0-3. This translates to we are making history after each and every win. No team has ever gone so far into the season without at least one loss. Okay enough bragging.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week, and I hope to post again this weekend after our anti-formal!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Currently: 3/3

Tommy was literally eating snow for 20 minutes on the picnic table.

Terra was a little cold. 
Guys, were officially in the month of March! Not only is there spring break and Easter break, but I turn twenty in 18 days! I also am looking forward to the time change on Saturday because that means it will be darker later from now on! I don't have to have the winter blues anymore. Anyway, so here is what's going on currently...

reading the Yellow Wallpaper for Lit class tomorrow. I have read half a page, and I am already confused. This is not a good sign. 
writing out my schedule for the week, and I am looking forward to the weekend for our anti-formal party. Since some of my friends and I are to cool for dances, we are going out to eat and going to have a good time. (No concrete plans have been officially made.)
listening to the hum of the fridge. Everyone is asleep in the house except me. I am headed there very soon since I am not finishing my homework tonight. 
thinking about what is in store for me tomorrow. I am definitely going to not accidentally skip my first lecture like I did last Monday, and I am most likely going to volunteer with friends tomorrow at an after school program for elementary students. I've got to get those service hours started for psych. 
smelling the smell of laundry detergent on my very comfy hoodie. 
wishing that I hadn't have eaten that entire pint of half baked brownie ice cream last night while watching Miss Congeniality. Hey, it has Calcium. So it is therefore good for me. 
hoping to have a wonderful stress-free week after my microbiology exam on Wednesday.
wearing a baggy hoodie and adidas sweats. I am living the college kid life to the tee!
loving how comfortable beds are. It is something I totally take for granted in my life. Some people don't have beds. So therefore the next time I want to complain about being tired or whatever, I need to suck it up. 
wanting to double check that I set my alarm for the morning. I hate alarm clocks, but I always need a good heart attack when waking up in the morning. 
needing that awesome time turner Hermione had in the 3rd HP. I would love it to go back this weekend and actually study. 
feeling very sleepy, but looking forward to the week ahead of me. 
clicking the refresh button on Pinterest. I've got to end my night looking at beautiful pins, outrageous wedding boards, delicious food ideas, and insanely expensive clothing I could only dream of... my boards aren't as cool. (my boards)

That's it... go check out the other linkup's for Sunday currently posts, and have a great week!