Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SAAM Kickoff Run/Walk

The Sexaul Assault Resource Center of Bryan/College Station is having their annual Sexual Assault Awareness Kickoff Month Run/Walk on April 10, 2010 at Tiffany Park in Bryan. Registration is $25, and a t-shirt is included! Go sign up :)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friends

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Side by side or miles apart, friends are forever close to your heart.

I just want to thank all my friends who have been there for me no matter what at some time or another. You have a very special place in my heart always. You have helped make the person that I am today.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Winston & Winifred

Earlier I was chatting with my roommate, Sammie, about anything and everything. We got on the subject of Chris (my future roomie for next year) and how she decided on a name for her new 2002 dark grey Toyota Camry. She picked Eleanor, which I like but is a little too sophisticated for me and my car. Sammie brought up the fact that she had suggested Winifred to Chris that way her 1985 Mercedes would have a hot woman to drive around with. And I immediately decided to name my car Winifred (Winnie for short, which makes me think of Hocus Pocus hahaha). FYI, I have a 1992 Honda Accord that looks like it has cancer. The clear coat has almost completely come off and it is getting down to the paint, much longer and she will start to rust :(

Anyways, we now have the cutest car couple ever
and in case you don't know what our cars look like, here are some super nice ones.


This is Winston in excellent condition. He is actually a dusty blue gray color


And can't forget Winifred, who in this picture looks amazing compared to mine. Minus the ugly hub caps, I have my very own OZ Racing Wheels.

Like the newest couple on the block?
regardless that Winston is 7 years older than Winnie

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Being Tall


"Being tall is like being famous, without the money."

Love it or hate it, I am stuck with being a freak Amazonian woman. Right now I think I love it. But when I go shopping for anything, I hate it. Sometimes I would like to donate just a few inches, maybe to make me about 5'10" or so and then I think I might wear heels more often :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Life Ponderings

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Lately I've been wondering a lot about where my life is going and where I want it to go. Most importantly, thinking about grad school and graduation. I am worried that I might not graduate on time (in May 2011) because I declared my major only a year ago and I have a TON of courses to complete. The problem is that there are only so many classes I can take before getting into my upper level classes, and I have to apply for that (but I can't do that until I have completed all my lower level courses) and registration starts in April. I'm also worried about whether or not the last two lower level classes I need will be offered online or not. If not, then I will have to stay in CS and take them over the summer (in addition to A&P II and Physics). If I have to stay here I don't know where I will live. Plus, I have really got to pull my GPR up otherwise OT schools won't even look at my application.

Then after I finally finish all my classes I will be able to graduate. However, the majority of the Occupational Therapy schools in the state of Texas have a very early application date (TWU is my #1 choice, and the deadline to apply is October 15). And there's the whole grade situation I mentioned above. So if I graduate in December 2011, I would basically have to wait until Fall 2012 to apply for admittance in Fall 2013 which would be AN ETERNITY to be out of school for that long :( I just don't have many options available to me. Not to mention Obama's New Health Care Plan.

I don't want to be that far from Andrew either. It is nearly impossible for me to go without seeing him for two weeks, let alone a whole entire semester! I also want to try to stay fairly close to my family, especially if my dad ever needs me in a hurry. It is so frustrating to see where I want to be and think in the back of my mind that I will never get there (and that makes me sound like a NEGATIVE NANCY, but I know that sometimes the truth is what brings me back to reality). And just a side note, I get my worrywart-ness from my mother's side of the family.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Vintage Pearl



Erin from The Vintage Pearl is giving away 3 of her vintage skeleton key designs and they are hand crafted with custom names! Her blog follows her life as a wife and a mother of four, and there is never a dull moment! She always has such cute giveaways and you can also check out her website, The Vintage Pearl if this tickles your fancy :) so go check it out!

Which is your favorite, #1 or #2?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finding "THE DRESS"

As I mentioned in my last post, Megan and I were supposed to go to Dallas on Friday and shop for a prom dress with our ex-stepmom, Mary. Late Friday night Mary sent Megan a text message saying that she would still love for us to come for the day, so we did. And as most of you already know, yesterday and today have been some interesting days in Texas. Driving to Dallas we encountered a million inches of pouring rain, and we passed several cars that had swerved off into the ditches because they were driving too fast down I-20. We finally arrived at Richard's house (Richard is Mary's fiance who has a TON of money, so much in fact that her engagement ring cost him the same amount of buying 2 and a half Lexus GS cars) and waited for Mary to get there. After a nice lunch we started on the hunt for the perfect dress for Megan.

Our first stop was at Terry Costa, and there were SO MANY PEOPLE THERE. Megan became upset because she didn't see any of the dresses that she liked in her size. Finally, she found two dresses that she thought were okay and we went back to the fitting room, and that was a mad house. There were girls and moms and friends everywhere! Of course, both dresses Megan tried on were too short. I asked two of the ladies in charge of finding dresses to go run out onto the sales floor and pull the longest dresses that they could possibly find. And they came back with dresses after dresses after dresses. Megan hated several of them, but I made her try them on anyways to see how they looked length-wise. She started getting more into it and had picked out five or six of the 30+ dresses that had been brought back to her. But with each one she found something that she didn't like about the dress. She finally gave up and we left, headed next to Cache.

At Cache, they had less of a selection, but the dresses were absolutely beautiful! Megan bought her last formal dress at Cache, and their dresses are a few inches longer, which is just what she needs. I think she tried on almost every dress they had in their store (that was in her size). But she finally found this little beauty and everyone in the store was complimenting her on how good it looked on her.

But this was my favorite dress if I had to pick one


And after a quick stop to Forever 21, we had a casual bite of dinner somewhere close to the SMU campus. By the time we got ready to leave, it was sleeting! But thankfully we made it home in one piece, but the sleet and snow followed us all the way home and when we woke up this morning, it was snowing! So, I got to drive back to College Station in the snow/sleet/rain/nasty and I am definitely not looking forward to classes starting back up tomorrow, but I don't have much of a choice either way. For those ladies who are going to prom this year, have you found a dress? And a date? Let me know! Hope you have a fantastic night and a Marvelous Monday! :)

PS. Sorry this was such a long post!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just Dance

As I am sitting in the living room Megan and her friend Emily are playing our newest Wii game, Just Dance. It will definitely get you in shape and it is so much fun! Right now they are dancing to MC Hammer "Can't Touch This" and they are dying.

Today we were supposed to go to Dallas to go prom dress shopping for Megan (prom is May 1st) and Mary--our ex-stepmom--was supposed to meet us there to shop with us, and be mommy moneybags and pay for lots of clothes and dresses and everything but she isn't around. Seems like she is only around and makes time when it is convenient for her. Oh well. It feels rather nice to just sit around the house and do nothing.

Andrew left this morning too, I was almost too sleepy to tell him goodbye but I already miss him. But I will see him on Sunday evening :) after he gets his CHL with his friends Erik and Aaron.

I can't believe that spring break is nearly over, and all I have done is work around the house and take care of dad, which seems like a whole lot but then I look back at this week and I really haven't done very much at all. Pretty boring week and a pretty boring post. That's a few minutes of your life that you will never get back! Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pieces of Everything

These last few days have been filled with eventful things, but most of them have all been bad. Over the weekend Megan and I went shopping at Compass Trading Company, which is kind of like Charming Charlie's but they just have jewelry and adorable handbags and here's the link to check out their fantastic stuff!. Sadly, Megan and I had no luck there. So we zipped into Ulta 10 minutes before they closed and I got stuck at the very front smelling the different perfumes and I'm pretty sure I'm in love with Calvin Klein's Euphoria.

After getting kicked out of Ulta, we went next door to Target = loooooooooooooooooove but a few minutes into shopping, my dad called my sister and said that he wanted to shop with us...great. So we get home and he is walking down the street to get some exercise. Five minutes later after I hop out of the front seat to let him sit there, Megan rolls over my right foot WITH HER CAR/MINI SUV. She drives a Honda CR-V, so it wasn't enough to break my foot. It freaking hurt! Of course, we went back to Target and finished our shopping and I bought this little beauty:

Large Floral Tiered Skirt by Xhilaration

I love it! Outside of that excitement, I have just been taking my dad to physical therapy (it has been two and a half weeks since his quintuple bypass) and spending time with Andrew while he is here. Not to mention my skin has a flesh eating bacteria on it called Accutane. There is even the possibility that I will have to stop wearing my contacts. NOOOOOOOOOO :( but currently the worst problem is that my lips look like Ronald McDonald's and any kind of lotion I try to use burns my freshly exposed skin and I can't use the same lotion that I use on my face because that burns the rest of my skin; I have huge red patches from skin that has just fallen off because of the dryness. On top of that, I am required to STAY OUT OF THE SUN which means all summer long I will have to stay indoors. Everything looks like it just sucks.

Now to just find the right accessories to wear with that floral skirt and the most amazing lotion. Any ideas?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crazyness

I haven't had a chance to update lately since I had a crazy week! Six exams, a paper, a quiz, and a ton of chemistry homework problems nearly ate my lunch. But it was finally over around 7pm last night thanks to Andrew's help. I decided that I couldn't stay another day in College Station and made the loooooooong late night drive home. I finally pulled into the driveway around 12:15am and Megan came out in her pj's to help me unload the few things I had brought home.

I am so excited to be home words cannot even explain how I feel! I have absolutely no plans, except to sleep, make a trip to Dallas, and enjoy the days that Andrew comes to visit. Today is such a beautiful day and I all I've done so far is make some chocolate chip pancakes and they were delicious. And I'm gonna go see Dad here in a little while, after I get out of bed. And yes I know I spelled craziness wrong. Its supposed to be that way.

ITS FINALLY SPRING BREAK :D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bring on the Stress

Its Friday night, and I would normally be having a good time with my friends, but instead I have locked myself in my room in order to prepare for the upcoming week. On top of that, I am doing about a month's worth of laundry as we speak. Andrew and Erik are watching A Haunting in Connecticut, and I am absolutely addicted to scary movies. But it is keeping me from goofing off because they are "monitoring my performance" while they get the crap scared out of them. I have 5 exams this next week as well as a skills test in basketball, an online quiz, and a paper due. I have been working my butt off this week so that this weekend won't be so horrible. But I already have a feeling that it will only go downhill from here. But, tomorrow I am meeting some people about a chocolate labrador/pit bull/mix puppy :D I can't wait! So now I should stop procrastinating and get back to my work sadly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sunshine, OH SUNNSHINEEEE!

I am so happy right now because of the beautiful weather that God has blessed College Station with right now! It is so warm and sunny and even though I've been sick for the last week and a half and have the WORST WEEK EVER of my entire college career next week (thus far), all of my problems and stressors have just flown away for the time being.

On another happy note, Megan didn't have class today since she is a senior and doesn't have to take the TEKS tests (or whatever they are calling it these days..)today. I told her that she could come visit me! *sigh* If only Longview were closer to College Station. Instead she went up to the hospital to spend some time with dad. Oh, that reminds me, my dad had quintuple bypass surgery on Friday. Yes, quintuple means 5 and it was an emergency surgery. But he seems to be doing much better now and hopefully he can go home soon. I can't wait for spring break to get here that way I can go home and see him and spend some quality sister time with Megan :)

Enjoy the sunshine while it's still out!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sisters


"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." Margaret Mead