Thursday, February 21, 2013

snowmageddon 2013

wow it's been a while. i've been so busy with both jobs, plus school, plus church/small group. i feel like i hardly have any time to do anything. i really miss working out and running, and haven't really had a chance to do anything for about a month. until today.

kansas city got hit pretty hard with what the news was calling snowmageddon. (kinda funny if you ask me) up here at the airport, we got about 7.6 inches the last i heard, but we are still expected to get a few more inches. we will see what it's like before i go to bed. but like all of the town got a snow day out of it haha. i went in to the y this morning only to be told we were closing in like 20 minutes. i stayed and helped close before heading back home. probably would have been smarter if i left right when i was told, but oh well. i still made it up the driveway this time without help from my brother, and didn't leave for the rest of the day. i called into my other job and luckily they were okay with me not coming in.

thankfully this was a pretty dry snow, so it was fairly easy to shovel until we got to the bottom, where it gets packed. brother and i shoveled to help mom get in the driveway. she came home early from work, and said she shouldn't have even gone in. dad is spending the night in leavenworth tonight. we will see if any of us make it in to work tomorrow.

so many cars and trucks got stuck on the high ways, making it hard for the plows to get around. the scout cams showed the highways as parking lots. it was crazy today. this morning we got thundersnow, which is part of why it was crazy. like at 730 there was just a dusting, and then at 1030-11ish we had like 4 or 5 inches.

around 11am

in other news. i'm totally loving my new job. it's a great change of pace from the y. sadly, like i said, i don't have time to work out lately, and it's kinda killing me. (i am claiming shoveling the driveway with brother counts as my workout today) i didn't realize how much i liked it until i can't do it. still planning on doing a 5k or two this summer. i will probably be doing the dam to dam in iowa at the start of june with my aunt again. and probably also the glow run again at the end of june. i can't wait til june, because it will also mean it's time to fly to michigan to see the bff get married! i can't wait! plus it means hot weather and no snow. and maybe by then i will have fully embraced my curly hair. i decided to start embracing it and not straighten it. i've been doing good this week. 

what it looked like sunday. 

also last night my small group went bowling with another young adult group. it was great to just hang out and let loose with everyone. and last week dad took mom and i over to ku and we got to watch the band of the scots guards and the pipes, drums, and highland dancers of the black watch of the 3rd battalion. it was so awesome to watch. (and yes, those "pipes" are bagpipes!) it was a blast and an amazing way to spend a friday night. 

patriotic jayhawk with the flag, on the turnpike. 

so this guy is a clarinet player from the irish guards, who got to come on tour with them.

also, my baby bubba turned two yesterday. crazy to think he's two already! 

sorry for the randomness of this post. hopefully i have time to be more consistent with this. how have y'all been doing lately? miss y'all!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

i've been failing... what feels like a lot of things. i've been super busy and stressed trying to balance work, school, starting a new job, church/quiet time, and family. it's been soo hard and exhausting. but sadly, it's staying this way for a while =/ it feels like, at least for a while, trying to get back into shape is totally out of the question even though i've already paid for a month of training

so i'm still at the y, and feel like i am there all the time. i also got hired on at cvs about a month ago to work as a pharmacy technician. i have been trying to get through all of the trainings, and then thursday i had my first shift for on the job training. i need to talk with a lady there and figure out what my schedule is going to be for the month of february. one of my friends/coworkers at the y told me she thinks i'm going to be killing myself this month. i basically already started that process in january. i'm not sure how long i will be able to do this, but i'm pretty sure i will crash and burn a lot sooner than i think i will. i'm super excited to see where this new job takes me, but i'm praying i don't have any anxiety attacks while i'm doing both. thankfully i haven't had one in a few years

school isn't going so great either. my on campus class is going fine. it's pharmacy calculations, and it's pretty basic math and concepts i've kind of already been introduced to. but english is killing me. i'm taking it online, which was mistake number one but they push online classes at this school. and then i was talking with one of the girls in my pharm calc class, and she said a lot of people fail it online. this would have been great news to know before i agreed to this class and paid for it. certain i will have to take it again and will be sure to take it on campus instead. then next month we switch classes and i will have another online class, that i have heard is passable online, and an on campus class, but at the campus that is about an hour away. trying not to think that far into the future yet.

my friend and i are apprenticing to be co-leaders for small group and this month we are slowly starting to take some of the responsibilities. this wednesday, i will be saying the closing prayer. i get nervous when i have to pray out loud, so i am praying it goes smoothly. we have these meetings each week with our current leader who is moving to georgia in june to help us get ready to be leading. but with all this chaos of trying to figure out a schedule, i'm making it difficult for us to find time to have these meetings. thankfully they have both been very understanding with me.

this is kind of how i've been feeling lately. 

this year has been exhausting already. i'm kind of just waiting for the worst to happen to me right now. i'm praying to have some peace, but i'm not good at giving up control, and i have a fear of not knowing how things will be. i would greatly appreciate some prayers in all of these aspects if you are willing. feel free to let me know if there is anything you need prayer for. love ya'll.