Thursday, February 24, 2011

24 is a good age to be

     Aside from the fact that I numerically appear to be a year older than my husband, I have become fairly certain that 24 is the age of magic and new exciting events.

     Really, the day before I turned 24 was when it basically started. Jordan took me out to this gorgeous little pan Asian restaurant in Cape. I love Asian food, but I have never been a sushi girl. Until this restaurant. Holy guacamole, Batman! It was awesome. I'm basically obsessed with that restaurant now. It's called Saffron and if you live in the southeast Missouri area you have to go to it.

     The day of my birthday? Basically the normal kind of birthday for me. We went to my home town, had cake, partied with the fam. It was a lot of fun and, honestly, really lucrative. I got enough to justify the purchase of a Macbook pro.

     Sunday things really started getting crazy, though. I ate thousand island dressing on my salad because I had never tried it before. And I liked it. A lot.

     Last Wednesday I took the GRE for grad school. Another first. I scored 550 on Quantitative (which is a fancy way of saying "math that will blow you off of your chair it's so hard") and 580 on Verbal. They are decent scores. I am pleased, seeing as how I haven't taken a standardized test in eight years. I have to wait to see how the writing part fared. I will, of course, update you on this. Unless it's embarrassing, in which case I will not.

     Honest to goodness I cannot remember what I did this past weekend. This is because I had a pilonidal cyst removed from my tailbone, resulting in my inability to sit without heavy medication. That was Friday. It was especially awesome because Jordan had to get me Benadryl because the hydrocodone made my nose itch. And that, my friends, led to me sleeping from 8 P.M. until the next day at 1:30 P.M. with only minor wake-ups in between. Jordan did take me that evening to my very first Disciple Now event. I think it was cool, but I was still moving in slow motion a little bit.

     Sunday they announced that Jordan was being recommended by the search committee to become FCC's worship minister. Awesome.

     Tuesday I broke off the back half of my bottom front tooth while eating a very fiber-ful granola bar. Like, the entire back half. It didn't hurt, but I had to go to the dentist immediately to keep myself from touching it with my tongue so much. So I found a new dentist and that was, of course, delightful and only minorly damaging to my check book.

     Yesterday? Yesterday I finished the Bible. I read it in a month. It was awesome and wonderful and sometime I should blog about my experience with it. I would recommend reading through the Bible cover to cover to anyone. It doesn't have to be in a month. Just the continuity of it is staggering.

     I will work on getting the list updated and my countdowns corrected. Right now, my throat is feeling sad and sore and I believe I will have some spiced tea and listen to it pour down rain outside.

     It's good to be a grown up.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So tired... must blog...

Hooray! $350 towards Acting Out! It's been a good week.

Regular work has been really crazy lately. Two ten hour days in I'm more than a little tired, but feeling alot better that the two inch stack of papers to be filed has diminished to 5 pages. Of course, I still have a full this:

Along with six crammed full manila folders of overflow from above box. It is absolutely insane. That's ok, though. Because I'm going to totally knock that box out next week.

Tomorrow is our Pampered Chef Spring Launch in St. Charles. I'm so excited. But I'm NOT excited about leaving by 5:30 in the morning. Yuck yuck yuck. 

I finished Leviticus yesterday. I better work on diving in to Numbers tonight before I go to sleep. I promised myself that I would read five chapters before I went to bed.

I promise that one day this blog will be much more interesting than just a bunch of lists.

Books to read: 89
Day: 86

Points to Europe: 127,562
Days left: 317

Budget for Joseph: $9,620
Days left:72

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fondue Fun

I had my first fondue experience outside of chocolate tonight. Jordan and I fired up our fondue pot, filled it will oil and dipped chunks of meat into it to cook it. Chunks of meat dipped in oil. Healthy, healthy us.

Speaking of healthy, I can hardly wait for spring to get here so that I can start running again. I just can't bear to get out in the cold to start. I walk outside and just quit immediately. But one of the perks of working for a hospital is the ability to use their gym seven times this month without paying. Honestly, you would think that they would let you just use their gym if you were an employee, but I suppose that they ARE a not for profit. I think that this will be good, though. I'm feeling inspired and I'm tired of the couch, no matter how productive I am there.

I have been reading through the Bible. I just finished Exodus and am almost through Leviticus, which accounts for the slow going. I have to say, though, that my new favorite character in the Bible are in Exodus. "Then the Lord said to Moses, "See, I have chosen Bezalel, son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts... (Exodus 31:1-3)" It was so edifying to me to read that God himself had filled him with the ability to build the tabernacle that He commanded to be built. Read back a few chapters and you realize the ornate way in which the holy objects of the Lord were to be made. Basically, Bezalel knew how to make beautiful things that were not particularly needed or necessary to most of the people in Egypt. But the Lord thought that they were beautiful. And He wanted the items that Bezalel could make in the place where He would reside.