Since we didn't really have a break.
(2 days off does not equal a break...)
I am taking a nap.
and since I had to read Biology
(if you ever think to do that for fun...don't)
I read outside in the sunshine.
I feel justified in pretending that I'm on summer break.
At least half the time.
Spring semester may be here, but spring is far from my mind. I wore a full jacket and boots today. Yes, they are my favorite boots, but I may-or-may-not-have worn them nearly every day this winter... so I'm ready for a change. Sandal weather, I'm ready for you.
But on to spring semester. You may think I've made a mistake, but no! I am not lying to you when I say that school has already started again. A mere Friday+Monday was the extent of my break. And I digress... I sat in class today and learned about flowers. Yes I did. My teacher is darling. and hilarious. And somehow, even though I just ranted about the shortness of my break, I feel ready to take on a new semester. In fact, I feel ready to take on the world.
But mostly I'm just so grateful today. I'm grateful for the happiness that is my life. I'm grateful for the clean, cute space that is my room. I'm grateful for the happy and wonderful bunch that I have the privilege to call family. I'm grateful for BYU and the spirit of happiness that permeates everything around (even if it is freezing outside), I could go on for days, but today I'm just grateful for the general splendor of life. Sometimes I just like to sit back and take it in.
To sum it up: hating the weather. loving the life.
and on a different note, remember how once upon a time.... I took a trip over to Bijou Market?
well, now I'm finally getting around to showing you the treasures I found.
(I know it was weeks ago.. but finals, family, graduations, and goodbyes have taken up my time and attention...give a girl a break)
a darling skirt
so, this necklace....
I've seen it before, and wanted to get it then,
but for various reasons... I didn't.
well thank heaven for second chances, right?
because there it was again, and this time I went right ahead.
I love the design. the delicate crane and simple rose.
but I also love that it reminds me of people that really care.
Because sometimes we all need reminders that someone cares.
So, once upon a time I came to the realization that you don't have to be mature in every way to be a grown up. In fact, you're totally allowed to have fun. No matter what. I've heard the President of my University chuckle at a slightly inappropriate slip (crap....said out loud... at a fancy luncheon...on a microphone), and crack a joke or two himself. I have a sister and brother-in-law who speak in silly voices to each other and dance and giggle. President Holland flashed a peace sign at the crowd during general conference no more than a few weeks ago, and my dad loves watching movies like hot rod and napoleon dynamite.
Dear life, I think I'm almost ready to be a grown up.
I could have finished a whole abs class by now.
But instead I'm blog stalking and watching a funny clip on procrastination.
yes, while I'm procrastinating.
But in all actuality procrastination can be traced to most bad things. Common examples:
I can study later.
I can exercise later.
I can write that thank you note later.
I will be better when I have more time.
I will read that book when I have time.
Someday I will shoot for the stars, but today I'm ok being average.
How many of these sound familiar?
Fun fact, life doesn't get easier or less time consuming. And speaking of time consuming activities....
Finals are coming! But surprisingly, I'm not in a panic. Check with me again in a week or so and I'll let you know how I'm holding up. Actually, I should be done with my finals in a week. Yes. So Check with me on Monday night.
Favorite moment of the day-
President Samuelson and I had a chat today. A legit, two minute chat. Grabbed my shoulder and we talked about how we shouldn't stress about finals. Study hard, but there's no need to stress out of your mind. I guess when you hear that from the President of your university, you should listen, right?
Quote of the day-
"I just look at it this way, if you have great hair you
have great hair. Length isn't so much an issue as lusciousness. And
you my dear have luscious hair."
Book for the summer book list- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
I love him already.
One time a song came on the radio.
And I got chills.
Is it normal to have a mind that knows almost every word to every song on my ipod? Or that can remember exact situations where I listened to songs and how I was feeling? It's funny... because I'm not musically talented. No sir. I apparently waited in other lines for other things in Heaven. But what on earth was I thinking? Because I sure as heck love it.
I also sing. Out loud. and by out loud, I mean you probably won't catch me whispering songs in my car. No, no, I sing them out loud. and sometimes in everyone elses cars too, although I know that's embarrassing. It just happens. I can't help it.
Here's some songs I've loved as of late.
Country music... so good.
1. I went to get mountain dew with my roommate at 11pm. [sue me] need some creepy men in your life? stop by the 7-11 around this time of night. winners, for real.
2. Turned in a quiz due at midnight... at 11:55. still failed. accounting, why do you hate me so? never fear, our relationship will expire in about a week.
3. Had my awesome TA help correct my paper... what an angel, she just boosted my grade 20%.
4. Wrote some more marriage insights for another paper.
5. Got asked on a date... when I already had one. shoot. why does that happen during finals? or maybe it's the fact they all got reprimanded this weekend. either way. come on children.
6. went on top of the SWKT. sweet view of all of Provo? nobody gets to go up there? yes and yes.
7. skipped my first class? yep. don't you worry, today marks my limit of absences before my grade is affected. free absence? that happened.
8. Learned some Paso Doble. Where the boys are supposed to be like bullfighters. welcome to my life.
9. Have I caught myself saying "good gracious" approximately 10 times today? Affirmative. Why? Literally no idea. Whatsoever.
10. Watched La Misma Luna. Was also informed by the man at blockbuster that people in America call it Under the Same Moon. Ok, it's in spanish... so if you don't know what "La Misma Luna" means, you probably aren't going to catch much. or watch it for that matter.
11. It's 12:30 and I still have three assignments to do. love school. love love love love.
And I wore them like they were going out of style.
They were my signature item.
Everyday of summer....
and as long as my toes could stand through fall.
When my luggage was lost in a foreign country for five days,
we hiked mountains together.
When I needed something quick to slip on [that matched anything],
they were there.
When I was a counselor at summer camp?
I wore them everyday.
It used to be that my best friends mom was the only person I knew who could wear birkenstocks. She also had hair down to her hips and didn't shave her legs. And I loved her [still do], but I never thought I would adopt some of her style. I had a freshman tell me this year, "I didn't know anybody but my mom wore birkenstocks" well, surprise!
They are wonderful.
Now, unfortunately, I must bid them farewell.
I've gorilla glued them as many times as they can stand.
[no, but really, I have gorilla glued them]
So maybe someday I'll save up enough for a new pair.
Preferably before summer.
actually that's not an option.
it's a MUST.
Until next time I'll be here, loving my James Morrison pandora playlist.