Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Billy Kicks Butt

Yeah. Mine hurts. As do my arms, thighs, abs, and lower back. It's only been just over an hour since we finished working out - tomorrow is going to be one of those move-really-slowly-but-not-at-all-if-possible days. I've consulted my muscles, and they all agree.

I have been swimming and doing yoga so often that I have totally neglected my tae-bo times! And my muscles know it. In fact, they are screaming out in pain at me. Loudly (shut up!). But it's the good pain, you know? The kind where you know you did something hard and productive and good for your body!

In other news, campers leave tomorrow and the summer staff get a 4-day weekend! They are super pumped, as I would be if I, too, got a 4-day weekend! But even though that is not the case for me, I am still pretty excited about this weekend, because 2 of my friends are getting married here at camp! Which means about 80 of my other friends are coming to witness it! Hooray! It's going to be a blast.

But the biggest reason Friday can't get here fast enough? Matt is coming :)

Monday, 28 June 2010

Relocation to Middle Earth

Ok. I have decided that I am going to pack up and move to Mordor, because it is clearly a much more comfortable temperature than my house right now.

When I got home from work to change into my swimsuit, it was 88 degrees in my hallway. My room was even hotter. I don't even know how that is possible!!! But thank goodness I was heading down to the river!!

I have had my fan and the living room fan on all day long. And the windows have been open all evening. The only bad thing? Bugs. Stupid, dumb, bugs!!! Even though I have screens on my windows, the little ones still make it in. And they still land on my computer screen. And they still buzz around being annoying. And they still fly up my nose. Oh! And some of them bite!

There aren't bugs in Mordor, right?

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

Well, another weekend has come and gone, folks. I feel like my entire week is full of anticipation of the up and coming weekend, and then that weekend which I waited so (im)patiently for is over really fast! Like, so SO fast! Like, faster than MC Hammer's career was over. BUT that is a different story, and that is my ADD kicking in. Now where was I?

Friday after work I headed out to YO for dinner (YUMMY!) with Matt and then we drove to San Antonio. We got to hang out with my family some, watch the Cosby show (it doesn't ever get old!), and saw the best Cover Girl commercial EVER. Featuring Ellen Degeneres (who is absolutely hilarious), it was the funniest commercial that I have seen in a long time (nevermind the fact that I don't have a tv and actually haven't had one in 1.5 years...).

Saturday Matt and I drove to New Braunfels to pick up our new bed! Thankfully it fit into my parents' mini van, so we didn't have to borrow a gas-guzzling truck to accomplish said task! The sad thing is, we have the headboard, frame, rails, and footboard, but we don't have a box spring or a mattress. Not sure when or where we will get one, or have the time to find one. Or any furniture for that matter!!! So if any of you know where we can find a queen sized box spring and mattress, and any furniture (couch, chairs, kitchen table...anything, really) at a good price, you should let us know!!

After we grabbed the bed, my whole family came back to camp with Matt and I, and we took Greg rock climbing. I caved into peer pressure and climbed, as well. I get so frustrated when I climb these days because I am just not good at it anymore! I am out of practice and due to my severe accident prone ways and all-too-willing-to-break body, it is far from pleasant. However, I kept going and made it 3 feet from the top of the climb before my arms gave out for good.

Today has been nice, all except for the saying goodbye to Matt part. I hate that I only get one day a week with him and that during that one day a week, we are usually doing some sort of busy work (getting a bed from a different city, for example). I just wish that we had more time.

Anyway, I took my family down to the river and we swam and played and sunbathed for a bit, and that was really nice. While I was laying on a dock, a dragonfly landed on my lips! It was really funny and it seriously tickled. I also saw the largest scariest bass ever. I wanted to shoot it with a harpoon gun, but sadly I left mine in the pocket of my other board shorts.

Now my family is gone and I cleaned up my house a little and am looking forward to a relaxing evening at my house before going back to work in the morning. I almost feel like going straight to bed.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

What My Day Looked Like...In My Mind

Oh yes, all 5 of you who read my blog, the impossible has happened! I have just blogged two days in a row! Don't start thinking I will blog EVERY day, though. No, no. Life is too busy for that!

Today we did some major construction in my office. We have been assembling these cabinets from IKEA all week long and they have just been sitting in (mountainous) piles on our floor...until today! Because today, we mounted them on the wall! And you know what else? We put some AWESOME lights on the underside of them. Our office looks SO LEGIT! And not only does the office look legit, it was a perfect job for my adjusting-to-ADD self. What I did changed so much from minute to minute (clean this bookcases, hold that board, drill these holes, sweep that sawdust, put up those shelves, clean that desk!!) that I wasn't able to get as restless or distracted as I have been just sitting at my computer all week! And I got stuff done! In fact, we did such a good job at getting it done, I commented as I listened to some Renee Olstead and Dean Martin that I felt as if I were sitting in a swanky New York office (minus the swanky clothes. Chacos are hardly classy).

At 5 o'clock, I promptly left my posh New York workplace and traveled through and arid desert (read: the hot walk from the office to my house) to a sparkling river in the Texas Hill Country to swim some laps for fun and exercise (and I must say, I made good time!). I absolutely love swimming, especially in a river that sparkles green like it flows from the Emerald City, itself. I am so blessed to live on such a river, and to get to swim in it nearly every day! And I do! I definitely do not take this river for granted - I LOVE IT! I also love swimming with my friends.

And doing yoga with my friends.

And doing Tae-Bo with my friends.

Working out with friends in general is just fab!

To cap my day, I cleaned my bathroom while singing at the top of my lungs to showtunes on my computer!

I guess the day isn't totally over yet, so I believe I will find some more adventurous things to do until phone date with Matt! <3

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Um...FINALLY here are the pictures from May! I made Matt a homemade cheesecake for his birthday...can you tell how excited he is?!?!

I love this man!

Anyway, things have been so ridiculous in the past 2 weeks. We have been going through a family crisis (hence my complete absence after promising to do better at blogging) and I have just been at a loss. The whole situation made me question whether or not I really believe that my God is mighty to save. I mean, it's the title of my blog, but when things get so hard, do I really believe it? Turns out I do, but simple faith is not always easy!

Anyway, things are improving on that front, and so I would rather not dwell on it for the time being.

In other news, I am pretty sure that I have developed a serious case of ADD. And I'm only half kidding. I've always been easily distracted, but ever since things went down with my family, I have not been able to concentrate at all. I will start on a project at work, only to forget I was doing it and pick it up again hours later. I start emails in the morning, get started on something else, and then forget the email until the end of the day. And it's that way ALL THE TIME. Not to mention, I can barely stand sitting at my desk for more than 10 minutes at a time. What is wrong with me?!

So...this feels like a good stopping point for now.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I could start...

Well, I really should be working on the details of my wedding, but I have neglected this blog for far too long!

I don't really know where to start.

I could start with the fact that I had an awesome group at camp last week. They were really fun. 8th grade graduates from a school in SA, and my cousin (second cousin, technically, but does that really matter?!) was one of my campers. Imagine her surprise that her older, more mature, usually-somewhat-quiet-and-withdrawn-at-family-gatherings cousin is really just older. Not so much more mature, and not so much quiet.

I could start with saying that the past month has been such a blur. I don't know where it went. I feel like I haven't slept a proper night in months. And now the summer is here, and I can go to a normal 8-5ish work schedule! What?!

I could also say that since summer is now here, wedding planning is back in full swing! I tried my dress on again this past weekend and didn't want to take it off. Matt and I bought our wedding bands, purchased a bed and paid off our honeymoon just this past weekend. We still have so much to do, and while I am not stressing out at all (which is amazing), I feel a sense of urgency to get everything done.

I could tell you about how my room is a wreck because for the past month, I have only had time to run in, throw things down on the floor, and run out again. I can barely stand to be there. The rest of my house is fine. Pristine, even. Sometime this week I would like to clean my room, but we will see how soon that can happen.

I could also tell you about how my roommate has finally left me. She has summer responsibilities to attend to, and that means living with the people she is in charge of. So she no longer lives with me, and this makes me sad.

But I just don't know where to start. So I will leave you with the promise of updates as often as I can afford them, and that's pretty much it.
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