Tuesday, February 24, 2009
First of all, on Sunday afternoon, I started hearing someone talking very clearly. It sounded like he was coming from our closet, or maybe the (empty) apartment next door. Okay, that's not so strange, right?
Well, wait until I tell you what I heard him saying.
I'm sort of embarrassed of this....
He was saying, "OOOGA-BOOGA! OOOGA-BOOGA! OOOGA-BOOGA!"
I really, honestly, truly heard that! I called Dan into the room but of course it stopped. And I never heard it again. But still. Dan thinks I've gone crazy but I really did not make that up.
Then today (the day of my big stats test), I made tea and soup at the same time. I got out two sugar packets and promptly dumped them into my soup, instead of my tea where they belonged.
Seriously - what is wrong with me?? Yikes. Apparently I'm no good with high stress situations - looks like that rules out airplane pilot for my future career!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The three of us ran all the way to the finish line. And yes, just in case you think it was easy or something, there was a point where the two of them literally pushed me because I was crying and wanted to start walking. Scott promised I would thank them later - and he was right. Oh, and the next week or so, I couldn't move. I couldn't sit down, stand up, go up or down stairs - I couldn't even step up or down from a curb naturally! But it was worth it. Here is one final picture of the day, the three of us in front of the Austin Capitol Building:
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I read a lot. I have, ever since I was little. I remember coming home from the library in elementary school with stacks of books in my arms. I'd immediately get to work reading them that night, and would usually finish an entire stack of 10-15 books before they were due two weeks later.
Of course, those consisted mainly of Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Twins books. My taste has matured somewhat since then, but there is still nothing better for me than putting on some sweats, heating up a mug of hot chocolate, and curling up with a good book.
I would like to spotlight some of the books I've read here on the blog. I'm thinking maybe once a week, or once every other week, since I'm no longer reading 10 books in one week like I did when I was little! We'll see what people's interest level is...so let me know!
The first book I want to spotlight is The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.
I started this a couple months ago, and read the entire thing in a few days. It's a story about a family who goes to Congo as missionaries, and the resulting story of each of the parents and four daughters. Each family member takes turns telling the story through different chapters.
What I like about this book:
- A very interesting and engaging plot, with real characters
- Gave me a lot to think about in terms of my faith, what it looks like to others, and how to best reach others
- Taught me more about Congo and the people over there, as well as the political climate over there during the twentieth century
What I didn't like:
- It got a little confusing switching around between family member's perspectives, and it also takes jumps in time that can be a little disorienting for the reader.
That's it! I loved it! I would encourage everyone to check it out.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Here we are at our cozy little booth. We may have slightly red teeth...
...from the Paso a Paso wine we were drinking! So yummy. Thanks to our resident wine expert who picked that one out:
It's crazy to think that a year ago on that same day we were getting married! Every couple hours throughout the entire day we would look at the clock and talk about what we were doing a year ago. I also went through all the wedding pictures again, which brought back a ton of great memories. But I definitely have to admit that it was nice to be able to sleep in, go to lunch with my dad and grandparents, and get dressed a half hour before we left - very different from last December 30th!