Monday, January 31, 2011

Already Gone By

I cannot believe that it's the last day in January already. My weekend was pretty quiet, as usual. I went to see The Rite on Saturday with Erik, and even though I enjoyed it, it wasn't up to my standards. Oh well. Sunday was the same old church, lunch, homework, and the womens' basketball game against Baylor. What a game! The two best teams in the Big 12 conference going head to head, and A&M only lost by 3. It was a tearjerker.

So what's been up with this strange Texas weather? It's throwing by body off. Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and today I feel miserable. I have no idea what's going on. But I do know that the temperatures will drop all day tomorrow and the high on Wednesday is 34 last time I checked. As for this weekend, my mom's 50th birthday is Friday and I am planning on going home for that. I called her this morning and it turns out that its getting cold there too. So cold that there is the possibility of snow tomorrow night. Yeah. Crazy!

Today has been like any other Monday, tiring and uneventful. Its been a long day and I would really just love to go to sleep right now. But homework calls. How was your weekend?

Friday, January 28, 2011

This Is Why I Haven't Posted Anything

My life=complete boredom. The week was rather uneventful, same old same old stuff. Class, work, sleep, ya know. The usual. Andrew is gone again for the weekend with refereeing, and he should come back with $900. I like the sound of that! Just kidding. He will be saving money to buy things for himself throughout the year.

10 minutes later.....(I took a blogging break to try and come up with something exciting). I just realized that I didn't tell you my one exciting thing that has happened! And you can laugh at me all you want, but it made me giddy inside :) So. Andrew is getting his ring on April 15th and I am super excited for him! Except for the fact that the ring will cost at least double of what mine did. Anyways, he was talking on the phone with him mom last week and they were discussing money stuff (and if/how they were going to be able to afford his ring). All of a sudden his mom says "Well it won't be too long before you have to buy another ring!" At first when he told me about this I didn't believe him. And then it started to sink in. I mean I always knew that his parents liked me but I didn't know that they were ready for us to get engaged. It was kind of a shock to me. But a good shock. So as Andrew left last weekend (Megan was with me) and during our shopping sprees I got kinda crazy and bought a few bridal magazines. Which I regret now because they weren't helpful at all. But whatever, no big deal.

Tonight I had a dinner party with some of my coworkers, it was nice to be able to sit down and talk to everyone about everything work and non-work related. I haven't laughed that hard in quite some time. And if you know my coworkers, something is bound to go wrong when we cook dinner. Sorry Jakob! He accidentally turned on the wrong burner and Grace's crock pot lid was resting on the burner. I noticed that there were smoke and flames, and nearly had to yell at Jakob to get him to realize what was going on. Unfortunately, the accident melted the handle of Grace's crock pot lid. I feel really bad because if it had been my crock pot, I would have been upset because I use my crock pot on a weekly basis. But I suppose it is still useable, as the lid is glass and nothing happened to it. While all of this was happening, Patty was taking a video of it. So if you know who Patty is (I don't think the video is up yet, but I'm sure she will tag everyone) or if you don't be on the lookout for that video.

Sadly I am back at my apartment all by my lonesome. Oh well. Only 4 more weekends of not having Andrew around. I feel like I've really rambled on in this post. But I bet you enjoyed it!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Long Weekend

*******warning! this post might sound very boring. hah.*******

Well, the last few days have been busy and boring all at the same time. Last Thursday was my first day to volunteer/shadow with two OTs at the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center. They have a huge facility, and the majority of the patients are children, but I currently think I prefer to work with older adults. Unfortunately, with the cold weather around here kids get sick easily and don't come in for therapy and so I only got to observe one child. Which is okay but hopefully this week will be better.

Megan came to visit me this weekend! She got in Thursday night and we did a whole bunch of nothing all weekend long. It was quite a lot of 'what do you want to do....I don't know' and indecisiveness. But all in all it was a good weekend. Except that I spent wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much money on a lot of little things. It was worth every penny! Andrew was gone the entire weekend with work and it seemed like forever until he got back. Sunday night was no different except that Andrew was around.

Today I had class and then Megan and I went to WalMart to find our mom's birthday gift. And we found it :) hooray! Megan left shortly after that, and while I feel sad that she is gone, it seems like nothing has changed in the long run. I still don't have a whole lot of work to do, the only class that I have any work to do is for Sexuality, and its online. Everyone says it's easy and enjoyable, plus its just like all the other online health classes. We'll see. I still have no motivation to do any work at all and I don't really know what to do for tonight. I just know that I've spent a lot of time at my apartment lately and I need to get out for a little while.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Apartment Hunting

So I managed to make it through my second day of classes and things should be quite an interesting semester, especially with my neuroscience class. One of my classes has about 100 people in it, 5 or 6 of which are guys, including the professor. I probably know 20 or so people in the class too. It was good to see so many of them since I haven't had a health class with them in the last semester or two. But the funniest thing that my professor said today was that if we ever see him outside of class we can always say "Hey, Sandlin! Taking drugs with you is so much fun!" and get lots of confused looks from everybody :)

I've been looking at apartments, houses and duplexes for a place to live for the next year. My lease just so happens to be up on my birthday (May 13th) and that also happens to be graduation. I can't miss graduation, all of my friends will be there. The other problem is that I can't quite move straight from one apartment to another because then my problem is that if I end up graduating next May instead of this coming December then I will run into the problem of having a lease end the week of finals. Does that make sense? Currently my apartment has no idea what they are doing and they say that they don't know if I can stay here an extra few days. In addition to that, I also have to figure out who I can room with. I don't really want to go potluck since I haven't had much luck with that but at the same time I don't want to ruin any friendships if something doesn't work out.

So, if you know of anyone that would want to room with me (or if they have an open spot for the next year-ish) holler at me! Or we can be roommates! There are two places that I really like, Meadows Point and Sundance. I'm still in the process of looking at other places, but these two are my top choices. There are a few people that I have already talked to that have already renewed their lease, so I don't quite know what I'll do. But I know I don't want to live by myself and I would prefer not to go potluck. We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First Day: Knockout

So even though I only had one class today it was still a rather hectic day. But it was a good day. I had my first class early-ish this morning and I was disappointed when my professor actually lectured the entire time. It seems like it will be an extremely boring class, psychology of learning. It's so hard for me to think about the fact that this should have been my last "first day" as a undergrad and all of my friends will be moving out without me, and I will be sticking around for another semester (or two). Which I'll tell you all about at a later date when I get everything figured out. Anyways, tomorrow will be a little busier, Wednesday and Thursday are unfortunately my fullest days. But the exciting part is that Thursday includes doing some shadowing/volunteering at a rehab center to get ready for OT school. Hooray for finally having time in my schedule to volunteer!

Tonight I have work, but it includes watching a movie and eating dinner that I don't have to pay for! I saw one of my friends that I met in Access at work, and she is really struggling after just recently losing a friend. I didn't know what to say to her, and I didn't know if I should give her a hug or anything else. But I smiled and told her I was praying for her. It makes my heart hurt to see anyone like that.

All of a sudden a wave of sleep has just hit me and I think I'm about to take a little siesta before leaving for work :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

That Time Again

Well kiddies, it looks like its time for another semester to begin. I'm definitely not ready. As exciting as another semester may sound, things may be getting a little rough. My grades aren't quite where they need to be for OT school (so hopefully I can work something out with my advisor and see if she has any suggestions for me).

But I don't want to talk about class, I want to talk to you about something much more exciting! One of my sweet, lovely friends, Betsy, has been inspired by me to start her own blog! She's a year younger than me, and I met her here at school through Andrew's roommate Erik (if you don't remember Erik is the one that introduced Andrew & me). I hope she really enjoys it and she could use all the support to keep going with it! I know I'm not the only one who reads her blog :) anyways, to check out her blog click here and show your love for Betsy!

If you have classes tomorrow, good luck! If not, I am totally jealous of you right now!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Longest Work Day Ever

Hey friends! Well, its Friday night and I just finished working a 12 hour shift about 40 minutes ago and I have a massive headache. What a day it has been. I know you don't want to hear about it and I don't want to think about it. So there. Things here are seeming to be just the same as they were before I left, and I have no motivation to do anything WHATSOEVER. Sure, there are several things that I need to do, but are they going to happen? I don't think soooooooo. Anyways, the drive back was uneventful and I hit quite a bit of traffic which is really strange for East Texas travelers. I always hate goodbyes. I cried 3 times (once for each goodbye). But I'm back and things are feeling normal-ish.

I thought about hanging out with one of my friends, but thought they might be busy and so I didn't want to bother them. But I don't want to look at these 4 walls of my apartment. But I have no motivation to get off my ass and go see my friends.

What should I do?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Last Night Home

Well, another Christmas break is drawing to a close. I'm all packed up and will be leaving in the morning for a work meeting with my new boss in the afternoon. And my iPod is loaded up with plenty of good music to keep me occupied on the drive back. I'm definitely not ready to leave or go back to school. Oh well. Time for another semester! I can't even wrap my brain around the fact that this is the semester that I should be graduating. Is it already time? Whoa.

I'm keeping this post extra short cause I'm tired and I need my rest for the drive (according to my mom) aaaaaaaand I don't really have anything else to add :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pictures As Promised

So if you didn't read my blog yesterday you missed out. Not really. Anyways, I had about 50 or 60 pictures to sort through and I finally got them off my mom's camera and started looking through all the photos we had taken. If you don't feel like looking at several pictures, come back tomorrow :)

My mom and me before getting on the road to head to Dallas for the game. I'm wearing the Santa hat that Andrew's family gave me :)


I was super excited to see Little Big Town perform the national anthem before the game. Like OH MY GOSH I LOVE THEM!


The Aggies warming up before the game. Kinda gives you an idea of where we were sitting. The seats actually weren't too shabby!


The great guys next to us were happy to take a picture for us. I could have sworn that I knew the guy on the very end of the row on the other side of us. But I just couldn't put my finger on where I knew him from.

I forgot to take any pictures at the beginning of the game, and I think this was sometime in the 2nd quarter. Sadly, LSU was kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.


Do you remember me mentioning the snow? We had about an inch and a half to two inches. Total proof in the following photos :)

Doesn't the house just look beautiful? Just ignore that the Christmas lights are still up (and so is our tree)

My cute car covered in snow on Sunday afternoon

Yay for a family snow picture! Thank goodness that my parents (when they were still married) lived in Utah for a few years and know exactly how to handle the snow and have the proper gear for this kind of cold weather.

Hope you enjoyed my pictures! Just a little tidbit of weather information for those of you living down farther south, the temperature outside is about 20 degrees and should get down to 17. Better bundle up tonight!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quick Weekend Recap & Snow Days

Happy Monday friends! It seems like I haven't updated in a week. Not much has happened since then, but a few exciting things did happen.

Friday was obviously the bowl game, and even though we kinda got creamed it was still the experience of a lifetime. The Cowboys stadium was unbelievable. The Aggies had a fantastic first play, but things started going downhill before halftime. I was really excited that the Kilgore College Rangerettes performed before the game and at halftime not only because they are famous, but because I know girls who were and are Rangerettes. It was pretty nifty. Unfortunately all of my pictures are on my mom's camera and I can't find it. I will try to post them soon!

Saturday my mom and I made a plan to hit up a tall womens' store and Terry Costa to search for a dress for Ring Dance. Unfortunately, the tall womens' shop closed down some time ago which was a bummer so we headed on to Terry Costa. I have never seen so many prom dresses to choose from in my life. PS. this was the same store that my sister found her prom dress at last year and I was praying for my life that they would have a dress that would be long enough. I didn't care about anything else, just as long as it was long enough. I probably tried on 20 or 25 dresses and narrowed my choices down to three. At the same time, Megan was driving over to see what the Lexus dealership could do for her car (the car needed new brakes and as they were replacing the brakes a whole slew of problems popped up). So after all of that got worked out, she helped me decide which dress to get. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand.....

Ta-dum! I know, I know. You can't really see it, so go here to get a better look at it. Yes, it is a plus size dress. No I am not a plus size person. Plus sizes offer more in the way of length, and there is a black shawl that comes with it. It does need to be altered just a bit because I don't quite have enough stuff up top to fill it up. The most exciting part is that it is only about an inch too short!! I have NEVER had anything that long and I am thrilled!

Sunday was uneventful until it began to snow at about 1pm. I was beyond excited. But because Megan was sick my mom didn't want her playing out in the snow, we didn't get the chance to enjoy it until much later. And once again, all the pictures I took are on my mom's camera. But I stole a few pictures from my dad to put up to keep you entertained for now!

The front of my dad's house all covered in snow. Obviously you can tell that its his house because of the giant footprints :)

Megan and I in front of our house, chunking snowballs at our mom. But she didn't want to get pelted with snow. Oops :)

Oh, for those of you that go to school with me, what the heck is up with all this stuff going on at the Wellborn/George Bush Mickey Ds? How crazy. Glad I don't live over there.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cotton Bowl

Happy Friday my friends! I thought I would give you a quick update about my weekend :)

Today is the Cotton Bowl and I am super duper excited! My mom and I are leaving for Dallas soon, and we will probably lounge around the hotel for a little while before going to eat then getting to the game extra early. I can't wait. The Aggies are totally going to beat the hell outta LSU. I've only seen the Cowboys Stadium in pictures and from standing in line at Hurricane Harbor (if you know what I'm talking about) so it is going to be quite an experience!

Saturday we are going to try to do some shopping, and hit up Terry Costa to try and find me a dress for ring dance. Crazy that I have to start looking so early, I'm dying to have a dress that might actually be long enough. I only have one long dress, and it hits me above my ankle. Not cute. So hopefully they will have something that might work! Keep your fingers crossed!

BTHO LSU! Have a fabulous weekend :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TV Addictions

So most of my day was spent being a bum on the sofa, besides getting my teeth cleaned and going with my dad to exchange laptops and let me just say, I am IN LOVE! My dad is getting it all fixed up for me so I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet. Which means the last few days have been spent with my butt on the couch and my eyes glued to the tv. Not quite, but it seems that way compared to always being busy with school. Anyways, I finally had some time to watch the new season of Law and Order SVU which I am super addicted to. PS. several seasons are on netflix for those of you who have that you should check it out. Tonight's episode (or maybe I should say episodes) was/were really REALLY GOOD. Like crazy-oh-my-gosh-this-is-why-I'm-obsessed-with-this-show good. After watching that, I did some channel surfing and found this odd show on TLC called '"My Strange Addiction" and I saw addictions to eating household cleaners, tanning, running, eating chalk, and it was insane. How can people do that? Its so unusual and just a little weird. But now I might be addicted to that show. Wuups.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Blog!


Today my blog is one year old :) hooray!

Things haven't really changed much, but I love this little space. Its where I can share all my good and bad thoughts and feelings and people actually care (that is if you read it and I know there are a few of you who are dedicated readers, haha).

Today also marks the 1 year 9 month anniversary of Andrew and me. It also happens to be Andrew's brother's 6 month anniversary with his girlfriend. Kinda weird, right? I know I do this probably every single month (and most of the time it isn't important at all) but it's still nice to think about it.

I haven't done much of anything today, we went up to the mall for the Victoria's Secret semi-annual sale and they had nothing at all. Sad day. Plans have been made for dinner with my dad at Papacitas and I'm looking forward to it. The rest of the day seems to be folding out with no plans whatsoever. Megan and I are currently watching Easy A and my mom keeps interrupting. Ugh.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Start Off the New Year Right


Hey friends! I think I'm the last person on the earth to update about my new year celebrations and resolutions. Well, I've thought long and hard about making any kinds of resolutions. But before I get into that, let me fill you in on how the last few days have been. New Years was extremely uneventful as there was a burn ban all over East Texas, so all the fireworks that we had extra from last year didn't get shot off. But I got to spend the whole evening with Andrew, making it all worthwhile.

Andrew left this afternoon and things just aren't the same without him here. I told him that I was jealous of his brother and his girlfriend because they both live in Houston and get to see each other quite often. But then again, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

As for making any resolutions, I've decided to be a little lax on myself and just set some simple goals for myself. First off, I'm going to try to eat and cook healthier foods for myself. I got two new cookbooks from my mom and I can't wait to start using them. My grandma told me that it takes time to cook and of course being a student, time is something that I don't have. Second, I am going to try to exercise more. I know I made this one of my resolutions last year and I always put it off. And yes, I know I'm a health major, I'm supposed to be the healthy one. Yeah. Third, I want to try and move out of my t-shirt stage and try to look nice on weekends (meaning Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and occasionally Thursday) which means trying to do more shopping to find nice clothes as well as some jewelry to wear and look nice. I mean, I'm almost in the real world. Sorta. Last, I want to try and blog more cause I know y'all love to read my blog.

I can't make any promises, but I am going to try and stick to them as best as I can :)