Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I've been searching for a place to live for this coming year. I keep showing up at coffee shops and front doors hoping that I find something special. This year has been, well, difficult in the living situation department. I find my self missing things like squeaky stairs and doors letting me know my suite mates were coming home from class, suite mates singing worship songs in the shower (yes, I could hear you ;) ), and peptobismal pink kitchens filled with smells of goodness. I think that's what I'm looking as I search for a new place to live, community. I was so blessed with such an amazing place to live for 3 years. I may be blocking out some of the less fond memories (floods and mice and things living in my closet), but I am so grateful for that experience.

I still have 2 months before I have to move out, but I feel this pressure to get something set in stone. So much of my life feels up in the air right now and it's frustrating to have so little control over stuff that feels so pressing. So friends, I ask for your prayers as I search and make my decision. Pray that God puts me in a home where I find peace and community, and that I wouldn't rush into any decisions just to get things decided. Pray that I would surrender this decision to Him and wait for His timing.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Top 15 Things I've Done Since August 2007

(Because 10 was too few and 20 was too many)
In no particular order:

1. Experienced the awesomeness that is Fudge Puppies at the MN state fair.
2. Drove from CA to MN with some awesome late night driving bonding with the little sis.
3. Participated in a bowling league.
4. Was in a law related musi-cal.
5. Lived through an entire winter (minus that 1 month CA hiatus).
6. Went to a cheese factory in WI.
7. Spent New Years week eating, drinking, and chatting with my favorite people in the world.
8. The Rock Band Chick Band. 2am. 2 weekends in a row. We're ready for the tour.
9. Found where I want to live if I stay in MN: Stillwater.
10. Dunn Bros.
11. Discovered the PERFECT mugs, and bought 4.
12. Got together with the high school peeps for reminiscing.
13. Reconciled.
14. Celebrated holidays at the suburban bowling alley/bar w/ my awesome fam.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

In celebration of mother's day I spent the afternoon with my G-ma and various other members of my extended family. In addition to shielding off questions about how finals were coming along, I had to deal with being the only non-mom adult woman there. One of my cousins wives just had her 4th child a few weeks ago. It seems like every time I come into contact with a baby, someone is shoving it into my arms and saying "you need the practice" in that sort of suggestive tone that really says "why aren't you married and pregnant yet?" They might really think I need the practice though, because they always seem to assume that I don’t know how to hold an infant properly ("don't forget to support the neck"). I suppose this may just be a misinterpretation of the uncomfortable vibes I'm sending out in response to their prior comment. It's not that I don't want to hold your baby, it's just that I don't want to think of it as practice for my future children.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oh Finals

I remember once in 7th grade we had to go to these parent-teacher-student conferences where we talked about setting goals and stuff. When asked about something I could improve on I remember saying that I wanted to not procrastinate so much. How ridiculous is it that at 22 this is still what I think I need to improve on? Oh well, maybe I'll work on it later.