Sunday, August 28, 2011

I love Sunday afternoons.

This morning, the worship pastor at my church (my school church) gave an awesome message. Therefore, my morning was awesome. After a good lunch with friends, I'm now back in my apartment relaxing and doing homework until I go to bed. Sunday afternoons always seem like a good time to just reflect, and think, and notice things. One thing I do is make mental lists, like these:

Things I Like
     -scented candles (vanilla is my current fave)
     -the morning sun shining into my apartment
     -pumpkin (actually, I love it.)
     -reading in the sunlight
     -Brad Paisley
     -doing laundry and dishes
     -making lists

Apartment To-Do's
     -find some sort of throw pillows for the futon/couch
     -decorate my bedroom wall (ideas, anyone?)
     -finish decorating my living room
     -fill the empty picture frame on my bookshelf

General Goals and To-Do's
     -take more pictures!
     -slow down and relax more
     -day trip to Branson or Silver Dollar City
     -try something that scares me
     -be more crafty
     -get to goal weight
     -learn how to dress cute/fashionably

Things I'm Excited About
     -Lunch Buddies this year!
     -Fall weather, fall clothes, and fall in general
     -pumpkin puree being back on store shelves
     -having long nails for the first time since 3rd/4th grade
     -going home this coming weekend
     -my new voice teacher! so excited.

Somehow, I only make these mental lists on Sunday afternoons. Weird, huh? If you're looking for a weight-loss update, I have now lost 43 lbs. Only 13.6 more until I reach goal!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

No More Summer...

School starts tomorrow! Excited and dreading it at the same time. But, I'm completely moved into my apartment! I've been here for a few days now, and I'm loving it. I'm adventuring in the kitchen (nothing too crazy), I have my stuff where I want it, and I just have to figure out how I want to decorate, because I currently have no clue. Any ideas?

My weight loss is definitely starting to slow down. I've lost 41.6 so far, and I still have 15 to go. Since I've obviously been there for the entire thing, I forget how much my appearance has changed. I had 3 different people tell me that they didn't recognize me today! How crazy is that??

Oh, and you know how I said that school starts tomorrow? Well...I'm starting off my sophomore year with a changed major. My back was just getting too bad, so I am now a vocal music ed major instead of an instrumental music ed major. It was a really hard decision. And I do mean that. But I've decided to view this as a new opportunity rather than as a limit on my life.

Hopefully I'll have some positive things to post next weekend. If you remember, or if you have time, please pray for me this week that I might be comfortable in my own skin and confident in the abilities that God has seen fit to bestow upon me.