Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I decided to share my cooking adventure from last night. Cooking is definitely not my forte and I think Jamie would say the same about herself. However, we undertook cooking dinner for ourselves last night, scrounging up the random food items in her apartment's kitchen. We found the following: spaghetti noodles, Italian dressing, cheese, and asparagus. Now, individually these items sound less than promising. However, in just the right combination (with a little help from Kraft.com), they made the perfect main dish. I have attached a picture so you will be jealous of our amazing creation. The only word I could say for 15 minutes was "yum!". No joke. DELICIOUS! I think I will continue to experiment with cooking. Some day, people will be begging to eat my food :) (and Jamie's, of course!).
In other news, I have run out of free Pandora minutes for the month. I listen to Pandora on a consistent basis every month, but this is the first time I've ever used up 40 hours of listening time before the completion of a month. I have been spending a lot of hours studying lately, which have been accompanied by endless hours of Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michelson, and Ben Rector. Gotta love the QuickMix option. Tomorrow, I shall hit the books hard. Don't worry, I won't hurt them :)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
In other news, I passed my large final today! I couldn't stop smiling for quite a while. I have a couple of other tests and papers, but this was the big test that I was anxious about for months. I am so thankful for all of the prayers that were offered to Jesus on my behalf - He heard them! In less than 3 weeks, I will graduate and move into the next season of my life. God is so good!
Tomorrow is my work day, Thursday is free, Friday is my last clinical of the semester. This weekend will be filled with more studying and hopefully some writing. I love that I've been blogging so often lately. Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful night and a splendid Wednesday!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Church service yesterday was incredible. Our small building was bursting at the seams with visitors and the presence of the Lord was overwhelming. After church, my mom fixed a big meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, spinach salad, and fresh fruit. Yum! I felt full all day. I was so sleepy after lunch, I took a 4 hour nap in the afternoon - bliss!
Today, it is still raining. I have been semi-productive in spite of the sleepy weather. I worked out, studied, surfed the web. I am currently in the process of finding a relaxing vacation spot for after graduation. I can only be gone for a few days, but I would really like some time to just relax and rest before I rush into my busy summer. So far I haven't made much progress but hopefully I'll find somewhere soon!
Tomorrow is my big final. I started studying for this test at least 6 weeks ago, so hopefully my time will pay off. Right now, I must figure out how to get rid of this headache, shake off the sleepiness, and read the last 10 chapters of my book for the test. Enjoy your Monday, friends!
Friday, April 22, 2011
I studied a small bit after my workout and before lunch, though no matter how much I study it never seems like enough! The brothers and our friend Andrew who is spending the weekend with us went to an "earlybird" showing of the Conspirator this afternoon. Hip that the first showing of the day is $5.00! I shall be taking advantage of that deal often this summer! The movie is about the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, so of course my history buff brother Josiah had to see it. I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Nate and Ben seemed quite taken in by it, but Andrew slept through almost the entire movie. It's amazing to me how interesting history can be - I might even read about the story myself!
When we got home it was very hot in the house. My solution? Iced coffee, of course! Following the recipe I found on another the blog, This Earthly Tent, I made coffee twice as strong as normal, poured it over ice, and added a splash of milk. YUM!
Now, I must resume studying for my big final Tuesday. I'm hoping that by studying a small amount every day I will be prepared. Hopefully tonight I'll find something hip to do. Looks like it's going to storm again! Have a beautiful weekend friends!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
On a happy note, I got a job! I was offered a job as a graduate nurse a couple of weeks ago. I am so thankful for all of the prayers that have been lifted to the Lord on my behalf as I struggled to discern where I was supposed to go after graduation. I can't believe I will actually be a registered nurse in a few short months. God is so good!
I have a lot of random thoughts of things that have happened lately that I would love to share, but I have lots of studying to do. So, this is all for now, but I shall blog again soon! Happy Thursday! Enjoy the rain!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Each day is a reminder to be thankful for the blessings God has bestowed upon me. Tonight at a worship service, we sang the song "You're Beautiful" by Phil Wickham. I started thinking, how often do I stop and tell my Jesus how beautiful He is? How often do I stop to thank Him for who He is and for dying for me? How often do my thoughts and my words and my actions reflect the joy with which He has so graciously showered me? I am posting the words to the song here. Take a moment to reflect upon how beautiful our Saviour is and feel Him smiling down upon you in return.
I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It's all proclaiming who you are
I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home
When we arrive at eternity's shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we'll sing
I see Your face, I see Your face, I see Your face
You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
Have a beautiful Monday!