Friday, August 30, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Worship

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for this week's Five-Minute Friday.

Today's Five-Minute Friday: Worship

Sometimes, or a lot of the time,

People tend to worship famous people

Or possessions

Or themselves

A little too much

We should really look inward

At our soul

At what God has done for is

What He is doing for us

And what He will do for us

We need to be more like him

In everything we do and say.

Sweet Lorraine

A friend of mine posted this on FB recently, and I decided to check it out.

It is such a beautiful story, and it made me cry. Now this is true love, right here.

I admire his love and devotion to his wife, even when she is gone. That is just amazing. I wish everyone was like this man.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


For a couple weeks now, my dad has been doing some painting outdoors, and is also planning on doing some remodeling in a few rooms of the house.

That is getting me to want to clean up and update my bedroom. After getting my school books today, my dad wanted to go to Menards to get some more paint for the porch.

So, I decided to look at the paint chips they have, to see which colors I liked the best for when I paint my room.

I have a few shades in mind, that I like, and now I just have to narrow it down to what I like best.

But, of course, I have to clean my room up first. I am not a neat freak, so it's hard for me to keep my room clean for very long.

Hopefully I can get it cleaned up soon, so I can paint the walls soon.

Here are the paint chips I chose:

I am hoping to be able to choose within the next month or so, and to be able to have my room cleaned up, so I can paint this fall.
I can't wait to start the process, and, of course, to finish it. I may get some friends to help me out along the way, so I can have some motivation to get this done. I will definitely post before and after pictures when I actually start this.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Perfection and Mistakes


This is so true. Jut remember this before you judge others. No one is perfect, and no one SHOULD be perfect. Making mistakes is a part of life, and that is how people learn. It's a part of life, and people really need to remember that. That ALL people make mistakes.

Game in Memory of Slain Athlete

I thought that this was awesome. There was a baseball game played in honor of an Australian athlete who was slain in Oklahoma.

There are still beautiful, caring people in the world.


The events unfolding with Paula Deen has got me thinking about racism and even sexism.

I also saw this article the other day, and was saddened that this kind of thing is still going on. Why do people think it's ok to treat people like they are inferior to you? That they aren't human?

All they were doing was eating. Or waiting to eat. They weren't doing anything wrong.

People are people, no matter what their race, religion, sex, color, etc. is. Just because someone looks different from you, that doesn't mean they are bad people, or anything.

That makes them unique. Beautiful.

I hope people can get past the differences, and see others as the beautiful people they are, and stop judging based on appearances. Then the world wouldn't be as bad a place to live.

Also, people can make mistakes. That's what makes us human. I'm not condoning racist comments or anything like that, but it happens. I just hope people watch their actions and words in the future.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

People Were Created to Be Loved


I saw this on Facebook, and thought I'd share here. I love this saying.

Things are not supposed to be loved, they are supposed to be used. That's the whole point of things. Things cannot love you back.

People are not supposed to be used, they are supposed to be loved. They have actual emotions, and feelings, and thoughts. And they can love back.

People need to stop this reversed thinking. Keep this in mind, people, when you're in a relationship of any kind.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

This Kind of Thing Needs to Stop

I just saw this article on, and was outraged.

Nobody needs to feel like they are not good enough, not loved, not beautiful.


That they don't matter in this world.

We are all different for a reason. There is no excuse for treating people badly, for being who they are. Remember, no one is supposed to be like you. They will always be different, and everyone needs to accept that.

I know that's easier said than done, but if people were more accepting of others, then many of the world's problems wouldn't be problems.

Please try and be nice to people. It may be the only good thing in their life. All anyone really wants in life is to be loved and accepted. Please don't deprive them of the most basic things in life.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Who Do YOU Run For?

I follow a blog by a woman who has a wheelchair-bound son, and yesterday, she mentioned an organization called I Run 4. I have never heard of it before, so I decided to check it out, and it seems like an awesome organization.

Basically, you are matched with a person who has a disability, and who can't run themselves, and they encourage you to work out yourself. It's pretty cool!!

You can find out more on their website here.

I am definitely thinking of trying this, as I need to get in better shape, and I need the encouragement. This, to me, is definitely one of the best, if not THE best, way to get in shape, and have an encouraging group of people help you. It's amazing!!!

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

So Amazing!!!

I just saw this article on, about an ex-wrestler taking care of his disabled daughter. It just goes to show that there are still good people in the world.

People with disabilities need as much, if not more, love, caring and compassion as everyone else. They are not weird, or freaks, or evil. They want to be treated like everyone else. They want to be treated as human. With respect.

I love hearing about people who care for and talk to people with disabilities like they are important. Because they are important.

They deserve the best in life, and sometimes, they don't always get it. And that is not good. I wish there were more people as amazing as this dad (and mom). Then the world would be a little better off.

They have their own blog, discussing everything they are going through as a family. You can find it here, if you would like to follow them.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Instant Cameras Are Making a Comeback

While I was surfing the Internet today, I noticed this article about instant cameras coming back. My family, of course, had one of those cameras, and I loved the look of those photos.

I am so glad they are making a comeback. Those were awesome cameras back in the day, and still are.

I am a big photography nut, so cameras are one of my favorite things in the world.

I love the old school look, and the newer, digital look, of photos, so I want to have an instant camera in addition to my digital camera.

Instant cameras are an important part of history, and I would love to show my kids one of those someday, when I have kids.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

What Are You Having?

For the first time in my life, someone asked me "What are you having?" As in, are you having a boy or girl?

Um...I'm not pregnant.

I told her that I'm not pregnant, and she said, "You're just fat like me?" I said yes, and went on my way, saying bye to her.

Surprisingly, I didn't take offense to that, or let it get to me/took it personally. Even though I'm not really fat. My stomach just sticks out a bit.

I think that is the first time I didn't get upset over a comment like that. Normally, I tend to take things personally, even if they were meant as constructive, or not meant to hurt me.

I mean, no one likes to be called fat, but it didn't bother me emotionally. I guess with everything that has happened in my life, comments don't hurt nearly as much as they used to. I've learned not to take things personally.

Or at least, I've started to not take them personally. Which is awesome!

This experience happened to me while delivering library materials to patrons today. One of the patrons' helper asked me that. She's a really nice person, so I know she meant well by it. I guess that's another reason why I didn't take it personally.

She honestly thought I was pregnant, and while I wish I was, I want to be married before I have any children. I hope that happens soon!

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Five Minute Friday: Last

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Today's Five Minute Friday is: Last

There are millions of lasts in the world.

The last day of school.

The last book we read.

The last movie we saw.

The last pet we had.

The last breath we take.

Many are good; many are bad.

Everyone has both good and bad lasts.

Nothing lasts forever in this world.

If people realized that

Then things would be a little better.

The last event in a person's life

May be the breaking point for them

Or the best thing to ever happen to them.

It all depends on their outlook in life.

The last thing a person should think of every day

Should be a good thought.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

School Clubs

Since school is starting next week, I decided to look at what clubs are offered. I am not an athletic person (although I love watching sports!), so being on a sports team is out of the question.

The clubs that really interested me are the Tribal Belly Dancing Club (yes, my school has such a club!) and the Hospitality Club. I am a Hospitality major, so that club is perfect for me.

Before college, I was only in one club in school, the science club. That was in eighth grade. I love science, so that was a great club for me to be in. I had a great time, and I am glad I was in the club.

I emailed the advisors for the two clubs, and asked for information about the clubs.

I regret not doing any other extracurriculars any other time in school, but at least I have a chance now to do something.

I've always wanted to try belly dancing, and this is a great way for me to try it out. It seems really cool, and interesting. And fun.

So, we'll see how these two clubs work out for me. I can't wait to start them.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A New Blog!!

I just created a blog for my baking experiences, and thought you guys would like to check it out. There's only one post right now, which is an introductory post, but there will definitely be more to come.

I am of course keeping this blog, and will be regularly posting on here, so you can keep reading if you like, but I just wanted to create a separate one for one of my passions. Though, I will probably be posting about my baking experiences on here, as well.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.


I just found out that there was ANOTHER school shooting today, this time in Atlanta. Whey do people think it's ok to shoot children, especially at school.

Schools are supposed to be a safe haven for students, not terror-filled. I wish people would stop thinking it's ok to kill people, especially innocent people. It just doesn't make sense.

Here is the article I found this out from. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this incident. The gunman was young, just 19 years old.

People, I know you may be going through a rough time, but please, PLEASE, do not take it out on anyone. ESPECIALLY CHILDREN!!! They do not deserve that. Ever.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Class Has Been Cancelled...Boo!!!

I got a call earlier today, saying that the class I signed up for has been cancelled because of low registration. I am not happy about that, because I paid over $200 for the class, and now I won't get my money's worth.

But, I can still take the class at a different time, which is good. The cancelled time was from 6 to 6:50 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The second time that suits me best is 7 to 8:50 pm on Mondays. So, I'm going to try for that, and see what happens.

The teacher for this class (Food Sanitation and Safety) is the teacher I had for my Nutrition class last semester, so that is good. She actually lives by me, so if I miss the bus, I am able to ask her for a ride home, which is awesome!

I really hope the class won't be cancelled again, because I really want to go to school. School has become more enjoyable, now that I am in college, and not being able to go stinks.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

"The Taste Of" Festivals

Yesterday, I went to a Taste Of festival one town over with a friend of mine. I had a good time and was very glad my friend invited me to go to it with him.

There were arts and crafts booths, food, music, arcade games, and a couple kids rides. I bought a few pieces of jewelry: a pair of flower design earrings, and two rings.

I had tried eggplant for the first time at the festival, in the form of eggplant rolls, as well as fish tacos. Both were really good.

There is going to be another Taste of Festival in another nearby town, that I hope to go to as well. These festivals seem like fun.

Funnel cake is one of my favorite treats, and I was so glad they had it at the Taste. My friend and I shared a fried brownie, which he decided to try first, then offered me some as well. We had also shared the funnel cake and the eggplant rolls.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Small

I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for today's Five Minute Friday.

Small things can add up to the big things in life.

Holding hands.

A small touch on the arm.

A small "I love you" note.

A smile.

Saying "thank you" for something someone has done for you.

A hug.

All the small things that happen add up.

No matter what you go through, there can be small things that can get you through the day, that add up.

Something small can mean something big to someone, so don't think you aren't making a difference in someone's life.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Giving Blood

Tomorrow, I will be giving blood at the local library's blood drive. This will be the fifth or sixth time I've given blood.

Needles don't bother me at all, but the one's these guys use are bigger than regular needles, so it hurts more when they put them in and take them out. But, I don't have any other complaints about donating blood.

Knowing that the blood I donate goes to help someone who really needs it is why I do this. I love donating something that is very much needed. I just wish there were more people willing to do that.

I have actually been turned away from donating once, because my blood pressure was a little high. I think that was because I had just walked to the library, and went to the drive shortly after I got there. This time, I will get there about an hour or so ahead of time, and relax, so I can donate this time.

I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What is Normal?

What is considered normal?

There is no one definition of normal.

Each person is their own version of normal.

Their life...views, religion, speech, eating habits, etc., is their own version of normal.

What is normal for one person, may be weird or unusual to another, but that's ok. No one should change for anyone.

Normal shouldn't mean being the same. It should mean being different, unique, amazing in our own special, normal way.

Normal should mean something different to each person.

Normal is...being unique, being different, being yourself.

It is ok to be different, and different is normal. And different is beautiful. Each person is different, and each person is normal. I just wish everybody knew that, and saw that.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Monday, August 12, 2013

School Starts In Two Weeks...Really?!

I just realized last night that school starts two weeks from today. It feels like summer just started and now it's time to get ready for school already. Where has the time gone? I'm not quite ready for school to start again. But, I am looking forward to it.

I am taking one class this semester, Food Sanitation and Safety, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 6:50 pm. That is perfect for me, as I am more awake and alert in the evenings. I am a big night owl, so later classes are perfect for me.

My Nutrition class started at 9 am, which was kind of tough for me, because I tend to stay up pretty late, but I was able to make it on time to every class, which was once a week (Thursdays). I'm just glad that I don't have to get up early for school anymore, though.

I found out that the teacher for this class is the teacher I had for my Nutrition class in the spring, so I know what to expect from her. Plus, she lives a few blocks away from me, so if I miss the bus, or can't get a ride from someone else (I don't have a driver's license yet), I can get a ride from her. Which is great.

I plan on becoming a baker, which is why I am taking this class (it's one of the required classes I have to take).

So far, I have been doing really well in my baking major classes (I have gotten straight As, which I don't think I have ever gotten, at least not like this), which is awesome. I have a learning disability, so remembering and learning things isn't easy for me.

But with getting these good grades, it is boosting my confidence in that it shows me I can do well in school, even with my learning disability. And I love that!

Plus, there are many people at the school who are willing to help me out if I need help, and they are very nice to me. Which helps a lot.

So, I'm pretty excited about the start of school. I already paid for my class, and for school supplies. I just need to find out what book(s) I need, and then I am all set. I have to go to school on the 20th, for this school info thing, so I will probably get my book then, if I find out what I need.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Country Girl at Heart Living in a 'Big Ol' City'

I live in a big city (or, a suburb of a big city, but still...), but I prefer country living. I don't hate people or anything. I just prefer a quieter life.

I love that there is less traffic in the country, which means less noise, less violence/crime, less of the bad things.

Plus, I've always wanted to live on a farm, and farms are usually in the country. Living on a farm in the country is one of my big dreams, which I hope comes true someday.

I love the city and neighborhood I live in right now, but I just prefer houses to be a little bit more spaced out. And I prefer less noise from vehicles.

Being in the country can be more relaxing, and you can go at your own pace with things, which I love.

I can't wait until I am able to be on my own, so I can live in the country.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

*Thanks to Taylor Swift for the saying Big Ol' City. I heard that song on the radio yesterday, and thought it was perfect for this post. I had been wanting to blog about this topic for a few days now, and when I heard that saying, I wanted to include it in the title I had already thought of for this.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Lonely

I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for today's Five-Minute Friday.

Today's Prompt: Lonely

She feels lonely even in a crowd of people.

She feels like people will judge her for everything she does.

She stays silent and out of the way.

Her shyness makes her feel like she will always be lonely no matter what happens.

Loneliness is like a constant shadow

Always following us.

Always present in the mind.

It is an unwanted guest in our lives.

Being lonely prevents us from enjoying the best in life to the fullest.

It makes us feel like nothing good will happen to us.

No one should ever feel lonely.

There is always that one person

Who wants to be with you

And make you feel like you are worth their time

Worth their energy

That you are worth it.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Girls of God's Heart: Spiritual Pen Pal's

Girls of God's Heart: Spiritual Pen Pal's: Who loves getting stuff in the mail? I know this girl does. I literally look forward to checking the mail each & every day. Now a days m...

The women of this blog are pairing people up, who need encouragement, and spiritual uplifting. I thought that was a great idea, so I joined in on this. I got my pen pal today, who lives one state away from me. I can't wait to start writing letters and receiving letters as well.

I really need some encouragement these days, so I thought this was perfect for me. Also, I love receiving mail, and I rarely receive any these days. The mail I do get is pretty much all junk, so getting a letter from a spiritual pen pal would be a welcome change.

So if you want a pen pal who gives encouragement, check this out and see what you think.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Story

Everyone has their own story to tell. It includes happiness, sadness, joy, anger, grief, spontaneity, fun, and every other emotion in life.

There are as many stories out there as there are people. And each one is worth telling, and listening to.

Each one is as unique as the people themselves. There is no end to a story, just new beginnings.

A new life begins; a loved one dies; good or bad grades; a graduation; a birthday party; an accident; many variations to the story.

Our stories may not always be a happy story, but each one is ours to tell. No one else can tell our story for us.

We have the ability to change our stories if we want. It can be unpredictable at times, but that's what makes it a story. You never know what is going to happen all the time.

My story has many ups and downs, like any other, and I am proud of calling my story my own.