Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I'm Off! (Again!)

This time I'm headed to the grand ole city of Atlanta for my best friend's wedding. I'm flying over tonight, and I'll be back on Sunday. Unfortunately, I won't have the chance to blog in between, so maybe you'll hear from me next Sunday or Monday. Have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Personality Test

I love personality tests! I remember doing this one in high school, although I don't quite remember the results. It fits my personality to a T, don't you think? Actually I considered all 3 of the careers it mentions before deciding to be a scientist!
You Are An ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you are very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

New Blog!

Hello dear readers! My best friend Ashley and I started a new blog! Entitled Onward and Upward, it focuses on encouraging young working women with their relationships with God. Of course, anyone can read it!

Our site is also posted on my sidebar if you would like a quick link.

I will continue posting personal happenings, thoughts, and so on here, so feel free to keep checking back!

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Also known as the Sauna State.

I've lived in this big ol' state for a little more than a year now, and yet, it doesn't feel like home to me. When I originally decided to write about the places I've visited, I thought I'd have some grand monologue about why the place is so great and why I'm so glad I moved here, but I don't. It's empty here.

I don't want to dwell too much on the idea of home (I'll bring that up when I discuss the Peach State), but home, Texas is not. Everything I know and love are elsewhere--my family, friends, memories, and favorite places to be are on the other side of the Mississipi, somewhere south of the Appalacians. This state is a state of passing, of transition from one place to the next. I'll one day be moving on.

I know in my heart that I shouldn't feel this way. Contentment with how things are going in life is just not something I've mastered yet. I know in my head that I should be using my time here for God's purpose, since He has placed me here for the moment. I feel like a kid--I want to throw a tantrum sometimes and yell at God for letting me come here and be so far away from my "real" life. Then I realize that my life is really here--I just need to get over it. But it's so hard!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Vacation pictures

A photo montage for your viewing pleasure.

Making friends with Big Boy


Just cruisin'

Being sisters (hehe)

The Windy City

Bridesmaid for a minute

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Saving the Story for Later

I've decided to post the Michigan story later, as I am still waiting on some pictures from my dad. I wish I could say that it's great to be back, but really, it's so untolerably hot here that it's enough to drown anyone in their own sweat. One day I hope to be back in Atlanta where it's not as hot! (Really, it's not!)

Random thoughts: I'm getting back into the swing of things at work and at home. I've been so lazy about housekeeping and cooking the past few months, so I'm going to try to focus on that for the next few weeks. The messiness of the apartment has really been stressing me out! Hubby has been trying to get me to go to the gym, but I really despise that place, so I might try to find some other way to keep in shape. I'm also trying to spend less time in front of the TV and more time reading. We'll see how that goes!

Keep your eye out later for my vacation post!