Friday, July 30, 2010


601. that's how many times this blog has been visited.Well since I put that little counter thingy on it. I don't know how to tell how many are repeats, accidental misses, weirdos from school, etc, but that's pretty dang cool. 300 more views is a 1000. Who'da thunk that it'd be seen that many times? I feel kinda wowed.

Does this mean I'm popular? Cause if so my ego is going to get so big. Jk.
but really...self esteem boost!

kansas trip 2

Today I am supposed to go to Kansas and the general feeling of ugh is starting to plague me. I should have spent the past hour getting ready, however, I haven't. My car isn't cleaned out, my bag isn't packed, dogs aren't put up, etc. I haven't even done the simplest thing of putting in my contacts. That's how awesomely lazy I am right now. Its not like I don't want to do, its more of I don't want to drive. I want everything to be a lot closer. I'm worried about my dogs. I just don't want to have to find out that I have to do laundry. I don't know which books to take. I'm tired. There's a list of things that are stopping me from getting started. None of them really valid. I guess its the main thought of going there really means summer is about to end for me.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Found Puppy

This little puppy was found yesterday at my grandma's work in town. She works near the McDonald's so we're starting to think he jumped out while someone was getting a hamburger and escaped. He's pretty well taken care of and everything. The vets in town don't remember him at all, and this would be a dog one would remember treating.'s his pictures. And if his owners don't speak up, my sister is going to take him and turn him into the most spoiled dog ever. She already loves him and is calling him Mr.Limpett. Personally, I think Pancake is a better name. :)
Check out that arm. It looks like a birth defect because its all fused.
Doesn't seem to bother him any!

Pouting face.
I fixed him up with one of Harley's old sweaters so his arm would be less apparent. Now he kinda looks like a war vet. But very happy about it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

frickin' butter!

It is a bazillion degrees outside. By a bazillion I really mean 82 that feels like 88 with humidity at 72%. That means you can drink the air. Or be suffocated by it. I wanted to go out and get my horse and ride around a bit, however, I don't want to die from being outside. I love summer heat, I hate humidity. It ruins everything for sure.

This weekend I am going to Kansas! Yay Kansas! I get to go see my mom and family over there and go yard sale-ing and thrifting. Plus its just the last chance to get out of Missouri before I leave to go back to school. Hopefully, I'll still have my car to drive in. Supposedly, my father ordered a new engine for my car and it is supposed to be in today. Which means it would be getting fixed this week. But no one really knows if he really did order it or if he even set up the appointment at the car fixing shop. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Last night was my last night at work. It was pretty fun. Frickin' butter!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

musicals can fix anything...

The mood I'm in now is something even "Little Shop of Horrors" can't fix. Or "Pirates of Penzance". Or any Gilbert and Sullivan. Or "Grease", "Footloose", "Rent", "Wicked" or "Oklahoma". "Fiddler on the roof" either.

and i love musicals.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I feel like bulleting this...

  • I worked 8-3 today. And I go back in at 6 till probably 9 or 10. All because I'm a nice person and willing to take the extra hours.

  • Fever blister. It sucks. And makes me feel super unattractive.

  • Its hot outside. Smothering, could cook a meatloaf outside hot.

  • Forgot to chill the Gatorade. And water. And coke.

  • My dog looks like a dork cause he has to have fake nails. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

late thoughts

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. -Jane Austen

Sometimes that's how I feel about my relationship with God. That I cannot speak about Him and relationship to Him because I might love Him too much. If you love something too much its like you don't want to share him with anyone. Every now and again it gets shared, but not often enough.

Its like my books. I love my books. Its super rare for me to share my books, loan them out, etc. Its a little less super rare, and more rare, that I talk about them and recommend them. Though all the time one will hear how I'm reading a lot, and how many I have read.
People know and hear that I go to church and am Christian. But they rarely hear me speak of Him and what He has done in my life. Even more rare is it for me to share Him with someone. Its just one of those things in my life that I love and want to keep to myself because its one of the few things that are just mine.
If that makes me a terrible person, so be it. I want to share, but its super awkward. I am not eloquent when I speak. I stutter, stumble and can't find the right words. Which is really ironic considering I want to be a missionary. Or believe I want to be. Surprisingly I can speak a lot better in a different language, weird I know. But who knows what the next year, five, ten years hold for me? I don't know the future anymore than I know who is going to win the lotto or walk into the store I work at. Maybe I'll be a missionary, maybe a musician, maybe an artist, counselor, groomer, paper pusher, who knows. I do know that I love my God just a little too much and should probably release my tight hold on Him a little so I can talk about Him more.


From the inspiration of DC Cupcakes and friend Ryan Nosay, I'm going to try my hand at some cupcakes. I'm pretty good at the normal cakes, but miniatures are slightly more scary. Hopefully, I'll be able to make these angelfood ones with strawberry buttercream frosting and either chocolate garnish or fondant flowers. Let's hope that they turn out okay because I would really like to take some to Salina when I go.

In other news, a few of my pictures have been looked at for a gallery.

Will and Grace is still a great show.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sinner's Sweets

So I know this chick from high school and she makes really cute jewelry now. She's located in Fayetteville, NC, but has a shop on ( a really cool crafty site). There is this one that I really really like. Its sushi inspired! I love that its an anklet/bracelet.

Here it is!

She also has an entire collection of sushi inspired jewelery.

You should really give her Etsy shop a peek cause there are a lot of really cute things on there! Plus, she has bows for Autism, which is really cool cause those proceeds go to a really good cause.

And blog SassyandClassy .

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

trash shows

Today was mildly productive. Managed to read and finish two books and rearrange my room. Also just found out that I just de-fung shui'ed my room which I'm sure will just destroy the flow of energy and completely throw off the yin and yang. Oh well just darn it. If it doesn't work, I'll just move it back the way it was.

Currently, I am obsessed with mild trash drama shows. Secret life of the American Teenager, Teen Mom, Ellen (which isn't real trash, but still highly addictive), Obsessed, Hoarders, etc. No idea why but they just draw me in and I have to keep watching just to see what happens and why. But I can't turn them off or pass by if I have a few hours to spare watching them. I should get addicted to the history channel, that way I can learn something.

well, this blog is getting dull. so i'm going to go finish my laundry and get a giant bowl of ice cream. yay ice cream!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Church of No People

You really really really should go check out Matt's blog from the Church of No People. Seriously. Go read his post on evangelism here . Or you can just go to his site and browse all you want!
plus, if you email him, you get free pins and stickers that are super sweet!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

send those letters!

It never ceases to amaze me how long time takes and how short it feels. I now sit three weeks away from going back to North Carolina. It seems like an eternity, but at the same time the knowledge is there that by the time I get there my summer will have seemed to flown by. Like every summer, most of the things I wanted to do haven't been done. Hopefully soon I can get some of the things done. More than likely won't happen because I really enjoy not doing things on my days off. Hopefully I'll be able to get at least one thing done. That's sending a box out that has been wanting to be sent for at least a month now. Tomorrow a letter will finally be sent. Hopefully enjoyed too!

Well, its now 11. And old me is saying I need to go to bed.

I got asked if I was 16 today. second time this week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

another day

Today was another long day at work. I got to leave an hour early because I've been racking too many hours up. Then I got to come home and clean out the fridge, mow the lawn, and fix the fence for the horses. My dad helped me, sorta, with the fence. He ended up being late, which means I did most of the work.
i'm typing in blue because i'm not exactly happy right now. guess you can call it sad.

its a long story.
i'm going to go read "The Man Who Loved Jane Austen." Its a good book.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

dirty horses.

Well, my mini vacation was great and relaxing. I didn't see a whole lot of people like I hoped I would. Everyone had a silly rehearsal up in a town that was too far for me to go to. But it was nice just hanging out with my friend and not worrying about family stuff or work, just chilling. Unfortuently, I go back today. For nine hours. In five days I'm getting in 41 hours- before clock in/out time. Its crazy. And mostly because there's this annual picnic in town (that i never go to) so everyone else wants off. Cool by me, just means more hours which means more money.

Yesterday I brought up my three extremely fat horses. Currently, they are out in the round pen eating all the grass in sight. I washed one yesterday too, Lacy. It took hours to get that horse clean because she was so knotted and dirty. She also rolls a lot so her bath lasted all of 30 mins before she got dirty again. The other two are getting baths this week too, just not today. Hopefully I can get one done tomorrow before I have to take them back down to the big pastures. I can;t wait to have them up here all the time. Its so much easier to work with them when they are steps outside verses long walk.

In other news, its hot as hades out there. Literally. Stepped out side at 8am, got the breath sucked out of me from all the humidity. Pretty sure I could drink the air if I tried. Gosh I love summer!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Today I get to go down to Waynesville for the weekend! Yay! I'm so excited to go and see my friends and hang out. Oh, Waynesville is where I graduated from high school and is the one place I've lived the longest. Though I did live in four different houses while there....
I'm going to go see friends!!! Yay!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

humming birds!

Hummingbird really like to come to my little feeder.
Today I was lucky enough to catch them on my camera!
Aren't they just so cute?!


four at one time- the record is eight!

they are just so darn adorable! i want to pet one...


I think I'm going to have to put out another feeder for them!

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Raising Arizona" is one of the best movies ever!

Love love loved it!!

I think it'd be cool to adopt a manatee and name it Barbra. Like the song...

"H.I., you're young and you got your health, what you want with a job? "

Sunday, July 4, 2010

happy 4th

I just got done doing fireworks with my Grandpa. This is the second year that its been just us (me) doing them. This year there was one that was particularly neat. I had gone out in my pre-picked spot and set up this firework that was supposed to be a pretty little fountain. Well, I lit it and ran as fast as I could back to the porch, but somewhere along the way it must have tipped over because the entire thing went off! I caught just the end when it was all red and sparky and neat. Apparently, it looked like one of those movie scenes where the hero is running away from the bombs. My grandpa had a great time with that and couldn't stop laughing for a while. I had another one that was a seal that should have sparked, screamed and rolled across the ground. It didn't. It sat there and I worked on it for a while...but alas that stupid pink seal just sat there. Darn seal. So much fun running and lighting and running and ooing and ahhing!!! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

need is everywhere folks

Third Friday in a row I've covered for someone else. I don't really mind, but I think they should just go ahead and schedule me on Fridays. It makes it so much easier. The biggest thing that happened at work was a guy asked me what I wanted to do with my life (an old guy. he was totally grey.) I said, "Missionary." Which prompted the "Where?" Which always comes the "Germany is where I want to serve." Then he said, after shaking his head, "You need to go to Africa, so you can know real need and better appreciate everything you have here." I didn't say anything, cause frankly I didn't want to start the whole, need is everywhere, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. And then the not all need is purely physical. Some need is mental, emotional and spiritual. He went off muttering how I didn't know anything about need and needed to appreciate everything I had especially my job and home, etc. I really love people, sometimes.

My car smells of death again. I'm kinda afraid to look for the gross...