If you’re working on something, always ALWAYS save your work even if you’re not done. It seems obvious, but I was in the middle of writing a blog post when everything I wrote disappeared when I tried to add a picture. I wrote 600 words and I can’t get any of them to come back. I know I’ll rewrite my blog soon, but for now, I feel like this little person…
I needed a good laugh while getting ready for finals. This one definitely brightened my day and gave my brain a break. I hope you think it’s as funny as I do! I love Phineas and Ferb…and I sincerely encourage you to sing along! It’s pretty fun.
It’s official! I survived my travel clinic appointment at Mayo. It was the day of the terrible snow storm of course, so I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it in. Although I didn’t make it to my morning music class, my brother and I got to campus safely around noon. It was a chilly day, but later on, Craig and I braved the cold to head over to the clinic.
I didn’t have to wait long to be called back, so that was refreshing. A nurse took my blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. After that, we talked about my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. We talked about how long I would be gone, what my plans for study are, what types of areas I would visit, and what types of foods I should avoid. I tried to listen carefully so I wouldn’t miss a single detail. She recommended I drink bottled water, keep my mouth closed in the shower, stay away from drinks with ice, and try to eat mostly hot, well-cooked food. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes forgetting things is good. For example, today I forgot my wallet in the Suburban and a jacket. Being as it’s May 1st, I guess I was rebelling against the chill…but I don’t know if that was such a good idea. It was a cold day!
Although I forgot these things, I did run into a friend who needed to talk with me about something most important. Although I didn’t realize it right away, God had a purpose for all that happened to me today. I started to walk outside in the cold to get to the Suburban for my wallet for a reason. I got cold and took a break in an exact building for a reason.
And so…I thank God for letting me forget my stuff today. It turned out to be a fruitful day!
I never have given much thought to environmental matters before this year. I signed up for a class on conservation of the environment because I thought it would be interesting. That class has proven to do more than just intrigue me.
Honestly, I think that class should be required. It changed my life. A lot of times, I don’t really remember what I learned from certain classes, and I certainly don’t expect to walk away from a class with a new outlook. Read the rest of this entry »
It still doesn’t feel quite real yet, but I have the first plane ticket of my life in my room. August 15th, 2013…my first flight! It seems unreal.
I’m excited, but it feels far away. When I think of all the things I need to do between now and then, it feels like a long time. I’ve already decided I’m going to start packing the first day of August if I can. That process will feel defining.
There are still a fair amount of papers I need to fill out/aquire for my host school in Sagrado before I leave, one of them being a health certificate. I have an appointment with the travel clinic at Mayo on May 2nd, so we’ll see how that goes. I’m not the biggest fan of going to the hospital, as I’m sure most people aren’t, but it will be a new experience.
For my parents and Craig, getting the plane ticket alone felt like I was already gone in some ways. Everything feels bitter sweet about leaving home for the first time, but I know this is going to be an amazing journey.
Who knows? My Spanish will probably be good enough to write long blog posts in that language when I come back! Wouldn’t that be something!
Did I mention I also bought travel insurance the other day? What a way to make a girl feel old!
Friday night I worked for a few hours. I love my jobs. All of them are so great! In retail, I greatly enjoy helping people find satisfaction in not only what they wear, but who they are. I’ve found I can really connect with people, even at a clothing store. God puts so many wonderful opportunities in our lives to talk with people. We just need to take them.
Saturday was the Viennese Ball at UW-Eau Claire. It was a fantastic time, as usual. I did have a little problem with my dress though. Read the rest of this entry »
If someone asks you to help them remember something, create a song for the them. It can be a really short song to a melody you already know. Hey, it worked on Craig today. He asked me to help him remember to pick up computer paper when he went to his room, so I said, “C-O-M-P-U-T-E-R! Computer paper, computer paper…Craig Lundgren needs computer paper!” He was pleased to tell me my strategy worked. It’s that easy, I guess!
If I would have rocked out as much as the guy above, I bet Craig would have remembered his computer paper even more.
When I was a little girl, I wasn’t big on dresses, makeup, or lacy things. I liked to spend whole days outside with my cousins running around in the fresh air looking for Easter eggs or playing basketball. I wasn’t the best at it, but it was fun all the same. When I started third grade, I started to realize boys didn’t have cooties. It would be ok to talk with them. As time went on, I eventually started dreaming of the day when I would meet my true love. As sappy as it seems, I kept a journal, watched Cinderella like movies, and longed for the day when I would be asked to prom.
I remember when Craig asked me to prom like it was yesterday. We were practicing for a musical that day, and he said he wanted to ask me something. It was so cute, because he couldn’t think of what to say or how to say it. I was sure he might ask what I hoped he would, so I coaxed him a little.
Up to prom night, I thought about all the most important things of course. How close I should stand to him, what lip gloss I should wear, which deodorant would be the best protection against nervous sweats…the usual. Read the rest of this entry »