"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

~Philippians 1:6

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's Late and I'm Up

So it's pretty late right now, about 11 p.m. my time. I'm up for mostly one reason: back pain.

I went to the neurologist today, I didn't find out much except that they are running more tests. Tests for diseases and such that might explain the chronic pain I've been suffering. I told the doctor the current medication I'm on does nothing for me so he gave me a new prescription. I'm supposed to work up to this dose. 25 mg for the first week, then go to 50 mg for the second week and so on. They're supposed to make you really sleepy. I took one at about 9:30 and another one at 10:30. So far, I don't feel much. I'm still in pain and not sleepy. Not sure what that means. Usually I'm pretty sensitive to medications, so I'm kinda puzzled.

My doctor was really nice. I was pretty worried because I read reviews that basically painted this guy as devil doctor. Pretty glad he wasn't. I had my bodyguard, Derek come with me just in case though :) I'm happy that this doctor seems committed to finding the cause of my pain. It's nice to know your doctor wants to make you better.

I submitted my projects for school yesterday. I had an essay due in English class. It was a position essay. We had to take an issue, explain both sides, pick a side, and then argue for the side we chose. I chose censorship, more specifically banning books in public schools. I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to make the essay long enough, but it ended up being 9 pages w/references. I'm pleased with how it turned out. The project in my Critical Thinking and Problem Solving class was a power point presentation on a leader in our chosen field. This project has been in the works for about a month or so. Since I'm majoring in computer forensics, I chose Steve Jobs. As most of you know, Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th. I'll admit when I heard that I cried. I had kinda gotten to know him. Well, as much as you can get to know someone you are studying. I found over my research what an amazing, hardworking man he was. He started Apple out of his parents' garage in 1976 with a childhood friend. He built it into one of the most profitable companies in the world. Very amazing man. If any of you use Apple products then you know how absolutely superior they are. I feel pretty good about the power point. It's funny, I worried way more about the power point than I did writing my paper. Writing is easy for me, designing a presentation like that is harder. I did my absolute best, that's all I can ask of myself.

I'm worried about my second semester. I'm taking Math which I am horrible at. Like ridiculously awful at it. I'm also taking Science and Nutrition. I think this class is going to be fun. I'm hoping I can get good grades in both.

Well, that's enough of my late night rant. I hope it all made sense despite pills and lack of sleep. God bless!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Marvelous Sunday

Do you ever have those days that completely rejuvenate you? That was my Sunday.

I woke up today not expecting much. I was determined to go to church despite any pain I might experience. I took the medicine the doctors prescribed before we went to stave off the pain (the medicine sucks by the way, but it takes the edge off the pain).

Everybody got ready and we went to church. Worship was amazing. I love worship, it totally prepares my heart for the message. Our pastor and his two daughters do the worship and let me tell you they are amazing. I love it. The message was great. It really resonated with me. Afterward I was able to fellowship with friends. One great friend in particular was amazing. I unloaded and he just listened. He was understanding and didn't judge. I unloaded about my anger towards God for all of the stuff Derek and I have gone through. I hate the anger and my attitude, but it just sits there like an unmovable boulder.

Then he said something that blew me away. He went through some stuff and he said he kept asking God why. He realized it's not the why. It's the who. I was like IT IS THE WHO! HE can move the unmovable boulder of anger. HE can comfort me. HE can walk with me in this odd and painful journey. HE WILL take care of me, Derek, and my beautiful children. I instantly felt so much lighter. My heart feels joyful for the first time in a long time. I'm enjoying life and I'm excited about life for the first time in a long time. Before we left our pastor and this good friend of ours prayed over Derek and I. It was wonderful. I felt God in our little circle. He is moving and working. The best thing of all? He loves me, unconditionally.

I love this day. God is so good. I'm also excited for this Friday. We get to go to dinner and fellowship with good friends. Then I get to go to a movie with Natasha and Melissa, it's going to be awesome!! God is drawing me close and I'm loving it.

P.S. A prayer request: I'm seeing a neurologist this Wednesday the 19th. Please just pray the doctor is nice and they can figure out what is going on. Thanks guys. Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Do You Ever Marvel?

Do you ever marvel at God's goodness? I have today. Aren't you humbled when He does something wonderful we completely don't deserve? I was today.

I got a text about 1 that my Rutherford had indeed made it into the local store! It was so awesome! I have been playing with him for hours and he is wonderful and so worth the wait. God is so good to me. After being told my phone wouldn't come in until next week, He has him come in today. When He does things like this for me, it makes me in completely awe of Him. God is good!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Name And Some News

The pre-order for iPhone 4s's has been the largest pre-order in history or something so the AT&T store here in Butte is only getting one of them...in black. Since I was first on the list I could have taken it, but I really want a white one so I'm waiting. They should be in sometime next week.

Along that same line though, I have picked a name! His name shall be...Rutherford! Gabrielle submitted it and I love it. It was a hard decision between the name Aragon which Natasha submitted and Rutherford. I decided upon Rutherford, it's a little more nerdy and therefore more me :) Thank you for the names!

I will let you all know when Rutherford comes home. I already got a case for him. I'll include a picture, it's adorable! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's BACK!

Here is an installment of Wordy Wednesday! Have you missed it? I've missed writing it, so here you are with a dose of vocab words!

I love the word etymology. It's a gorgeous word that is fun to say. The meaning is one I hold very dear.


  1. the derivation of a word
  2. a chronological account of the birth and development of aparticular word or element of a word, often delineating itsspread from one language to another and its evolvingchanges in form and meaning.
  3. the study of historical linguistic change, especially asmanifested in individual words.
A word I hate is deform. It's such a nasty word. You hear it and cringe, any word that brings about that kind of reaction is not a good word.

  1. to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure
  2. to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beautyof; spoil
  3. to change the form of; transform.

2 Days People! 2 Days!

I will choose the name of my iPhone tomorrow and bring him home on Friday! I'm going to share a video that demonstrates one of the amazing new features on the iPhone 4s. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And The Number Is...

3 days! I'm sure you know of which I am referring, but I'm so excited! Tomorrow is the last day to submit names. There are some good ones, I'm excited to pick one and name him. He's gonna be so pretty! Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I Really Don't Like...

I really don't like it when the soap falls on your foot in the shower! It hurts so bad! Then when you go to put it back it slips again, Grrr!

I really don't like slow drivers. I don't understand it. I'm not asking you to speed, JUST GO THE SPEED LIMIT!

I really don't like people that don't use their turn signals, that is what your blinker is for. You are supposed to notify the drivers around you that you are going to make a turn. It's not like it's a real chore to turn your blinker on. Not only that, but the blinker makes the best sound ever! I love it!

I really don't like people who are rude. There is no reason for it at all. Oooh when somebody is rude I'm so tempted to be rude back, but I hold it in.

I really don't like people who cut in line. I mean HELLO! Did you not see me standing here with a cart full of groceries waiting to pay for them?!? They saw me, they are just so unbelievably arrogant. They think the world revolves around them.

I really don't like people that are in a hurry and act like mean little jerks when they are at the store or Starbucks. You should have left earlier so you had time to go to the store or get coffee. Don't take it out on others.

I really don't like people who go hiking in areas that are known for bears and then they get hurt or killed and they blame the bear and kill it. I'm deeply sorry for the families of the victims, but I get so frustrated that bears are being killed because somebody wandered into their home. Think about it- if some stranger is in your backyard. You don't know them, you don't know why they are there. What is your first instinct? To attack! We do it as humans and we aren't ruled by our instincts, but bears are! Grrr...

Ok, so that is a bit of a list. I needed to let some steam off. Thanks for listening to me rant. You are great friends. Thank you :)

And The Days Are Left At...

4! 4 days until my still nameless iPhone comes home. So far Natasha and Gabrielle are the only ones who have contributed names, good names I might add :) So if anyone else can think of any good names for my iPhone send them my way! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

5 Days

5 days until he comes home! I could totally bore you with all my nerd talk about how beautiful and amazing this phone is going to be, but I won't. Happy Sunday Everyone!

Here he is in all his glory!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some Big and Happy News

My Mama is getting married! Very awesome news. That is the news I referred to one of my posts (my prescription drug addled brain is mush). No one deserves this more. I'm so happy for her. She will be moving, which doesn't affect me too much since I'm used to only seeing her a couple times of year. It will however affect my sisters and I'm sad for them.

My mother raised me and my sisters alone. She is probably the strongest person I know. She's amazing. I'm so happy she finally found someone that loves her the way she needs and wants to be loved. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the wedding physically, but I will be there in heart and spirit. I tear up when I think about my mom and all she's done for me. She's taught me so much, she's sacrificed much, and she's loved me much.

So Mom, here is to you. I know God has blessed you and I love you very much. Bill, here is to you. Thank you for loving my Mom and welcome to the family (I apologize in advanced for the craziness).

The Continued Countdown

6 days until he comes home! I have a few front runners for names. Remember you have until Wednesday at midnight (which is technically Thursday) to submit a name!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Countdown Begins

7 days until my so far nameless iPhone comes home! I can't wait to bring him home!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Want To Name My iPhone?

So I'm getting the new iPhone 4s that is coming out October 14th. I'm so excited I can't even begin to describe it.

So I have this weird habit of naming my electronics. My Mac's name is Ambrosia and she's so pretty and works so hard. My current iPhone's name is Apollo, he's wonderful and handsome and has served me well. I guess that's it. So I guess I really only name my Apple products.

I need a new name for the 4s I'm getting. I'm going to give YOU the opportunity to name it. The only criteria is that it's a male name. There aren't any prizes except knowing that every time I look at my iPhone I will think of you. Post your "entry" (can I call it that if there aren't any prizes involved?) in the comment section of this post. The contest is up next Wednesday (the 10th) at midnight. I will choose the winner on Thursday. Happy naming everybody!

Thankful Thursdays and A Sorry

So first of all I'm sorry I've neglected my serial blog posts. I can really only blame it on pain, laziness, and school. I haven't felt very thankful lately which is why I'm going to post this list. Happy Reading!

I'm Thankful...

  1. That I'm doing well in school.
  2. For my Brady Patriots jersey, it's aaamazing! (I sang that)
  3. For my pillow, I love it so much.
  4. For my darling husband Derek. There aren't words to describe how thankful I am.
  5. For the rainy conditions, it would only be better if it were snow.
  6. That my Dad is officially coming to visit at Christmas!
  7. For my dog Dubs.
  8. For great friends at church and their prayers.
  9. For toes socks, oh how I love them.
  10. For the new Butterfinger candy bars. Looove them! (Sang that too)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

46 Fun Things About Me

I found this list over at Gabrielle's blog and thought I'd answer them. 

46 Fun Things About Me... 
  1. High heels or boots?  This is a hard one, but I'd have to say boots. I'm completely addicted.
  2. What time did you get up this morning? 6:50 I need a nap.
  3. What was the last movie you saw at the theater?   Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Thanks Natasha and Melissa!
  4. What is your favorite T.V. Show? Right now it's New Girl and The X Factor. I love these shows!
  5. What do you usually have for breakfast? A protein shake.
  6. What food do you dislike? Ketchup, tomatoes, and applesauce.
  7. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't listen to CDs.
  8. What characteristic do you despise? Rudeness. There is no excuse for it. 
  9. Favorite clothing? Summer dresses. Hoodie Sweatshirts. My Patriots Jersey is my absolute favorite item right now!
  10. Anywhere in the world on vacation? Israel, Greece, Rome. Those are my top 3.
  11. Are you an organized person?  Not at all, but I know where everything is. 
  12. Where would you retire to? In Foxborough, Massachusetts.
  13. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Eh, I can't think of any.
  14. What are you going to do when you finish this? I'm going to work on my course project for my Critical Thinking class.
  15. Furthest place you have ever been to? Israel.
  16. Person you wish you could meet? Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bill Belichick.
  17. When is your birthday? In May.
  18. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning.
  19. What is your shoe size? 7.
  20. Do you own any animals? Yes, a Malamute named Dubs.
  21. Any news you'd like to share? I have A's in both my classes right now.
  22. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A model and a doctor.
  23. What is your favorite flower? Daffodil.
  24. What day on the calendar are you looking forward to? Christmas!  
  25. If you were a crayon, what would you be? Red.
  26. How is the weather right now? Cloudy, please snow!
  27. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My sister, Meggie Mag Pie.
  28. Favorite drink? Coffee or Pepsi.
  29. Favorite Restaurant? Red Lobster.
  30. Hair color? Brown.
  31. What was your favorite toy as a child? My Ninja Turtle action figures complete with the sewer and news van.
  32. Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Fall and Winter, football and ski season!
  33. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla. 
  34. Wish you were still young? Sometimes, but I like the perks that come with being an adult.
  35. Do you want to get married? I already am and I love it!
  36. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday :(
  37. What is under you bed? Lots of crap!
  38. What did you do last night? The Indy Bucs game and some recorded Jeopardys.
  39. What are you afraid of? Large crowds and flies.
  40. Salty or sweet? Definitely sweet.
  41. Best quality you have? I don't like myself, but probably how giving I am.
  42. How many years at your current job? 6 years and 3 months.
  43. Favorite day of the week? Friday.
  44. Favorite movie? Ever After, Pride and Prejudice, The Burbs, Footloose, The Holiday, Never Been Kissed. Ok I could go on all day.
  45. Have you ever had a crush on anyone? Yes.
  46. Do you like finding all this stuff out about your friends? Yes, Yes I do.
So there you are! Some stuff you didn't know about me!