Friday, December 31, 2010


Possibly one of my FAVORITE things to eat on this food-blessed world is the Corndog. Shake Shack's is extra only comes up on the menu THREE times a year! It is also possibly the most DIVINE thing on a stick you could EVER have. Its new year's eve and my family and I have just spent a night sharing goals and playing horse, and reading the U.S. Constitution, a unique but very us combination of activities for sure! And...I am craving a shake-shack corndog. If only Columbus Ave were not 1500 miles away. Happy New Years to you all!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Holiday

I guess I'm just in posting type-of-a-mood.

Christmas 2010 was very different from most Christmases. Without family in town, we went out for dinner Christmas Eve.

We spent it with my Dad's side of the Family and it was an incredible time.
Our morning was simple and we opened some presents and had cinnamon rolls and
scrambled eggs but the real fun came at about 1:00pm when we got to Oklahoma.
We pulled into Uncle Gene's front yard and could see a fire going on the porch and decorations all over. Grandpa Ken came out to greet us as did Grandma Leah and the rest of our family.
It was wonderful. The table was set with white linens and red ribbons and silverware.
The fire was lit and boy did the house smell good. We had ribs, turkey, salads, sweet potatoes, green beans, mash potatoes, rolls, rice pudding, and Aunt Kim's wonderful cheesecake and apple pie. It was a Holiday feast! Everything felt so good. We did some shooting with My Dad's new rifle and spent the rest of the night playing games, watching videos, opening some presents and talking. I love listening to the talk with their southern dialect. It is beautiful! Family is just the right place to be this time of year. Hope all y'all's Christmases were merry and bright!

New Year, New Goals

At this time of year its absolutely expected that my mom will begin talking about her new year's resolutions. And, it is sure that she will be repeating to Josh her favorite phrase, "a goal not written is merely a wish."
I don't think we've missed a year where weight-loss has been the number one goal. In fact, for the past few days or so all I have heard as we have been surveying Fort Worth eateries and having dangerously delectable meals is, "this is going to be one of my last times to eat this." Whats funny to me is that we're by no means heavy-set people. My moms 5'2 and 116 and she thinks she's over-weight!

This year I'm doing my goals a little differently. It has been said, It doesn't really matter what direction you take, if you don't know where you are going. I have a pretty good idea where I'm going so all my goals are geared to get me there. The destination? Nursing School by January of 2012. While I also have other places I'd like to be, this one is the top priority, at least I think it is in reference to my future. So what does this mean? More efforts on studying because if there is anything thats sure, its that me and science are as different as oil and vinegar. But, I also know if I take care of the important things first, and also prepare myself spiritually, it will all fall into place.

Some Goal Brainstorming
I realize these are A LOT so I going to be narrowing them down

Read a book aside from academic curriculum monthly
Get 8-9 hours of sleep everyday
Never go to class unprepared
BoM reading every morning
Exercise 3/week for 45 min
Lose 15 lbs.
Give away a BoM quarterly
News 15min/day
Remember everyone's birthday on my list. Send cards.
Journal EVERYDAY, but focus on the Lord's hand in my life
Live by my budget plan every month
Continue with my one burger a week rule
Only eat out once a week
License by June
Attend ALL my classes
Smile at all costs
VT every month

This one goal is pushing it but i want to see if i can do it.
I already have Everything i need in my wardrobe department.
Ahh, its struggle even to type this out.
Goal: Do not buy any clothes/shoes until Jan 1, 2012.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Magic 8 Balls

I have this odd obsession with magic 8 balls. For my birthday last year, I got one and since then I have found myself shaking it frequently to reveal answers to my deepest questions. Today's question, though I cannot reveal had the following response: "Yes definitely." I was ecstatic. My follow up question which i decided would solidify the first, said: "As I see it, yes."
So I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
Thank you Magic 8 ball.

p.s. today is the last day of classes for the fall semester.

p.p.s. I go home in 6 days.