Friday, June 20, 2008

Strike the grades:)


So I checked my transcript online to see what my final grades were for the spring quarter, and it turns out that they were better than I thought.

Nutrition ~ A
Spanish 103 ~ B-
Intermediate Algebra ~ C

Which now makes my Cumulative GPA a 2.92.

I would be nice though if the school would get in the History book I need. Class starts on Monday and they haven't received them yet. GGGRRR, I'm totally stressin' right now! But I'm very happy with my overall outcome of the hard work that I put in last quarter.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Every woman should own at least one pair

This is the greatest invention for women ever, short of the sunless tan. Seriously, girls. We all have at least one pair of heels that we love and they're just maybe a little to big, but we get by because they're to fabulous to give up. Well this happened to be the case with the new pair of heels that I got, my $2.64 pair of Karen Scotts (courtesy of eBay). Anyway I got the right size, but failed to remember that open toed shoes can run a little big. So I went to Walmart to see what I could find to fix the problem and I found these, Dr. Scholls gel inserts. You just peel off the plastic on the back and place them in the inside heel of the shoe. I have yet to actually try them with hose, but so far the shoes fit way better than they did previously.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Birthday Hijinks

We thought it was fun, but let me begin at the beginning. . .

Friday was my friend Nicki's birthday and so we thought we would send her a unique birthday greeting and decorate her car with lots of love and wishes. It didn't go over like we thought it would, but here is the video of the fun that we had in trying to make her day special

Later we went white water rafting I'll post some photos later once I get them all. We're still waiting on the photos to come from the rafting place in Leavenworth.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

#18 on my list, Put together 30 new Sunday school lessons (#4)

Lesson #4

Topic: Asking God for His help

Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:17-24

Synopsis: This is the account of the widow of Zarephath. The prophet Elijah has just declared to King Ahab that it will not rain. Elijah was fed by the ravens and lived near a small brook, for a time, until the Lord told Elijah to go to Zarephath where there was a woman who would be able to continue to feed him. She did, even though she only had a small amount of meal and oil to feed herself and her son. In fact when Elijah told her to make her the meal, she was preparing to make the last one for them and then they were to die. Well after the meal was made the oil and meal didn't run out, by itself I think this could be a lesson in ho the Lord blesses giving. However, my particular lesson last week was about the second part of the story. Time has passed and the widows son gets sick and ends up dying. The widow gets mad at God, and Elijah has to be the one to take the boy aside and asks the Lord to revive him. The Lord restores the boys health, but it's only at the end of the chapter that the widow praises God for restoring health to her son. Which brings me to what the Lord revealed to me.

What the Lord revealed to me: The Lord takes such good care of the widow, and of us. He sent her a messenger to provide her with a message of hope, he provided food for her when she was in danger of loosing all the food that she had, and he performed a miracle and revived her son from death. However, what struck me about this story is that even in the first part of it, the widow has no sense of gratitude or thankfulness to God for how he has taken care of her. Only when her son is brought back to life does she become thankful to God, and for his provision. That made me think about myself, and us as a society in general. Does God have to take away those things, and people, that mean the most to us in order to get us to express our gratitude toward him? It seems like more and more that may have to be the case, and it really should not be the case when it comes to Christians. We should always have a spirit of thankfulness, even when things look their bleakest I do believe that there is something worth finding to be thankful for. We connot see the end of the things and circumstances that God places in our life, but they are all a means of bringing us closer to him. He should not have to bring us to the ends of ourselves in order to get our attention, nor do I think it is something that he desires to do, but I believe that He will do it if it will bring us closer to him, and get our hearts right so that we can stay in communion with Him.

Who says tools have to be boring

Never before have tools been so fashionable!

My stepmom got these for me for my birthday:) It was a little late, but it's the thought that counts (really it is).

Anyway, I had these listed on my Amazon wish list, but forgot about them until they came a yesterday. There's no way that she could have anticipated the toilet trauma that plagued me just a few days ago, and now I have tools to fix mostly anything that comes my way.

Because let's face it, it's all about looking pretty when fixing things;)

Shoes Glorious Shoes

OK, I'll admit, much to my "teams" shagrin, that I'm not one of those girls that has a fettish for footwear, I'm more of a jacket girl, but when you can find shoes like this on eBay then I really do become a fan of shoes.

Seriously, how cute are they!!!

You'll die when I tell you what I got these shoes for. Normally this pair of Karen Scott pumps will for retail $50. I got them for $2.64!!! So because I got them for so cheap I decided to splurge on the shipping so they could get to me in a couple days rather than a week, which they would be normally. Even with the extra money I spent, $15.94, I still come in under $20. AWESOME!!!

I hope I get them in time for my trip to St. Louis!

(Jewels let me know what you think, since I know that you do enjoy a sensational shoe)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Miss Fix It

The Scene Of the Crime

So since I lack a "man around the house" I'm force to play the role of Miss Fix It whenever things get broken, or go bad around my apartment, and this past Sunday was no exception.

I invited my Pastor and his wife, Shannon, over for dinner and before we sat down to eat she had to use the restroom. However, after she was done the toilet kept running, it was very irritating and I waited until Pastor had gone to jail to invetisgate what was going on. After I lefted up the lid to the back of the toilet I couldn't tell what was wrong, so I had to put on some gloves and reach into the grimey water. UGH, it was so gross! But after I got the water to go down I could see that the chain was brokenand I had to find another ling in the flusher to attatchthe chain to.

Talk about embarassing, that is definitely in my top 10 things of what I don't want to happen when I have guests over for a meal. Oh well, at least I can fix things if I have to, and I was done eating so all I had to do was wash my hands before returning to entertain my guest.

Points so far:
Carolyn ~ 1
Toilet ~ 0

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

YAY!!!! I'm done for the quarter!!!!

This spring quarter seemed like it would never end, but it finally has and I'm so pleased to say I passed all my classes. Math was probably the worst as I was basically teaching myself stuff that I'd never done before. They always say you can never hate something until you've tried it. Well I've tried logarithms and I can officially tell you that I hate them. But I suppose it makes me a smarter person, or at least a more diligent worker, however it was a bear to get through. So my final grades end up to be. . .

Nutrition ~ A
Spanish 103 ~ C+
Intermediate Algebra ~ C

Not as high as I would have liked, but for having a full time job (along with the endless list of extra things in my life), and going to school on 3/4 time that's not to bad. Anyway, it's now on to a much needed rest for the next week and a half and then summer quarter starts. Oh goody:P

Saturday, June 7, 2008

#13 on my list, Loose 30 lbs. (#4)

Wow, it's been a while since I wrote about this one. Looking back at some of my other posts I realized that I had not revealed my starting weight. I think I initially chose not to do it because I was nervous about revealing how heavy I had actually gotten, but in re-reading my posts it's hard for me to reflect on where I've come from. So I'm going to jump into the abyss reveal it now, so I can look back and reflect on what I've been doing and so that those who read this can get an idea as to how hard I work at it. The troubles along this road deserve to be documented along with the triumphs.

So looking back, my starting weight was 207! That's way to heavy for me. And it's not really so much the number that matters as much as the fact that I just felt unhealthy, which is more important than being "thin". Anyway, so with my other 3 posts on the subject that took my weight down to 199. And then I stayed there for a long time, I think I even went up a pound of 2 at one point. One thing that makes my weight loss more than the average struggle that it is, but also very necessary is the fact that I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome). There's so much to explain about the condition, much more than this post will allow for, but basically causes Cyts to grow on my ovaries which affects the normal hormone levels that I should have in place right now. It's a tricky disease since no two people have the same symptoms, but along with the hormones it also messes with a persons cholesterol levels, and makes a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes (both disorders I'm already genetically predisposed to). So as you can see loosing the weight is very important for the long term.

I think it's unrealistic, with my physical limitations, to expect my body to get down to the typical weight that I should be, between 130-150, not to mention the fact that I'm natually big boned to begin with, so being that slight would be really hard for me to achieve. I do, however, think that it's completely reasonable to try and get to a lighter weight. My goal is to be 170. Basically I just want to feel healthier. Trust me girls, for those that read this, guys like a girl with a little bit of meat to them, they just want us to be healthy and happy with ourselves in that. Sure there are always exceptions, but that's been the consensus in my life thus far.

So I said all that to relay that I've lost another 4 pounds over the past few months. For those doing the math that makes me now 195. Mostly it's due to me just consentrating on getting my diet in order (dealing with my Celiacs Disese). It will be fun to see what happens as my work out schedule gets back in order (it's been off since I've been foucusing on school so much). So that's where I'm at. It's a slow progress, but it's totally worth it since my skirts keep getting bigger on me around my waist, and not smaller. YAY for the little victories!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lets play pretend. . .

A friend sent this to me today and I thought it was cute. So up it goes!

~ Two Little Boys ~

After a hardy rainstorm filled all the potholes in the streets and alleys, a young mother watched her two little boys playing in the puddle through her kitchen window.

The older of the two, a five year old lad, grabbed his sibling by the back of his head and shoved his face into the water hole.

As the boy recovered and stood laughing and dripping, the mother runs to the yard in a panic. "Why on earth did you do that to your little brother?!" she asks as she shook the older boy in anger. 'We were just playing 'church' mommy, ' he said. 'And I was just baptizing the name of the Father, the Son and in...the hole-he-goes.'


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