Monday, April 22, 2013

In a Rut

I'm sure that I'm not the only person who has moments when they are in a rut. I think I've been slowly digging myself into a "trench" so to speak. The world is against me and I can't seem to catch a break. On Friday I took a test in Chemistry (not my best subject, but you wouldn't guess is by looking at the classes I will be taking throughout the next year.) Today I got the grade back and I truly thought that I had done better, but I got a C+ on it. And to me a C feels like the end of the world. I'm better than that! I can do better than that, dang it! After a bit of panic I began calculating my grade in my Chem class and based on my calculation guess what I have... An A. That's right, I'm sitting here panicking, because of one rotten grade and not looking at the whole. Thanks to the homework assignments and jumping at ever chance to get extra credit, I think I'll be able to pull off an A in Chemistry this semester!

This leads me to my "rut" as a whole.Yes, it likely has a lot to do with this semester coming to an end and all of the work and pressure that comes with impending final. However, it has made me really down (a kind of down that even a great workout high can't pull me out of for more than a few hours), and seeing the world around me in a pretty blah sort of way. Not a really good way to look at life in my opinion. Sometimes the thought that if you just fake it you'll feel it. Not the past week or so. But it comes down to looking at one part of life (school) and letting it bring you down, but then you look around and see that life isn't really that bad and that it's actually pretty great. I know that this is true but it takes a bit to climb out of the rut that you've dug yourself into.

If only life for a human was this easy and care free!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Getting closer...

Can it really be so close?!? In July we packed our house and moved to the sunny state of Florida! In August my sister and her family packed up their house and moved to the deserts of California. Between the tow moves I met Bug and Little man for one last bit of fun filled with kisses, hugs, and tears just waiting to see them again. Well it has been about 10 moths so far and it really has not gotten much easier to be so far away from them. When we were all living so close I don't think that I went a week without seeing them... But now I can just about start a count down, because they will be in Louisiana on the 4th of July and for about a week after that! Since I will be taking classes this summer the most I will get is about 4 days with some of my favorite people, and it will have to be enough to last for another 6 months to a year. Fortunately it is looking like they will be there for one to two more years top, and I can only hope that they will be moving closer!

So... Two months! I can do this! Then there will be no need to start balling every time I see a picture of them. I may or may not have started crying at the kitchen table of my mom's house while showing her old and new pictures of these precious children. Oh my, how I miss them!

Last year's 4th
I think part of me hoped that a certain black puppy would help to fill this void, but no matter how cute he is he cannot compare. Note to self: a lot of animals will never take the place of a child or person, so let's just keep the number at three furry creatures. Plus children are far less likely to bark at the neighbor's dog through the office window...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Bit of Easter

I don't know about you, but I just love holidays! Even when I don't get any extra time off of work or school, I just love them! Last weekend I went to visit my family and had a wonderful weekend! The only thing that would have made it better is if I had Tye and Klaus with me, but my now that my parents' dog passes they aren't too keen on having another in the house at the moment (my dad was a bit worried that a cute well behaved puppy would make my mom want one.)

On Friday I headed over to Louisiana after class, and other than hanging out with my mom and going grocery shopping with her, my evening was pretty boring. But on Saturday we got to see Roo for a while and went to check out the piece of property that my parents' new, where they are planning on building a beautiful new home! I can't wait! It's going to be so pretty when it's finished! Then we went for a little walk along the nature trail to see the bald eagle nest. I tried to get some pictures but they were pretty pathetic since the nest is so high up and I only had my phone.

Then it was back to the house to dye some eggs! We attempted to use food coloring and shaving cream (a pinterest experiment) and they were neat, but we had to modify it a bit.

In the end we decided that we used too many colors and you can't rinse them. But it was fun!

Sunday we went to my grandparents' house for a late lunch and after hanging out and catching up it was back to Florida for me!