Tuesday, November 20, 2012

thoughts on life at the moment


 It's funny how unfamiliar places can sometimes feel like home. Even though I'd never seen this house or laid in this bed until today, I'm totally at ease. Maybe it's because we ate pepper steak for dinner. I haven't eaten that since my mom passed. That one familiar food brought me back to her. And instead of sadness, for the first time in a long time, missing her brought joy.

I'm so thankful Thanksgiving break is here. I've been sick with a bad case of pneumonia for almost a week now. I managed to get out of bed yesterday and come with my sister and her husband to his parent's house. It's nice here. Peaceful. There's time for me to rest and procrastinate even longer on reading Last of the Mohicans. 

Thanksgiving is still hard. It might be even harder this year than it has been the past three, due to circumstances that I must keep to myself. My sister and I were talking about it earlier. Instead of just grieving one day, we must grieve two--the actual date my sweet mom passed (November 27) and the holiday on which she passed (Thanksgiving). Just keep my family in your prayers. This isn't an easy time for us. But I'm thankful for the healing another year will bring.

It's funny how when life grows heavier in some areas, others grow exponentially lighter. God has placed some really incredible friends in my life for this season, and I am so incredibly thankful.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

July 1971

"hey there pretty lady. Like my pants? they're white, and they're tight" haha. 

"In sickness and in health"
Was more than just a promise.
You showed it to your children,
And taught them to be honest.
Now they don't go a day
Without saying the words
"I love you." 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

november blue


So here's what's up with life at the moment:

First off, I've been a giant bundle of stress lately. I seriously have a problem with telling people "no." Thanks to this character flaw, I've ended up with entirely too much on my plate. I hardly have time to do the things I have to do, let alone the things I want to do. Thankfully, there are four weeks left in this semester. I'm really going to cut back on my commitments next semester so I can actually get the rest I need to function. I'm tired of pulling myself together and scrapping up enough energy to get through the day. I want to live. 

November is tough month for me. If you've been around here a while, you know this already. Super thanks to those of you who've been praying for me. I've been doing okay thus far...I've only had my reoccurring dream once, and only one random breakdown. It's hard to believe my sweet mom has been gone almost four years. I miss her like crazy.

Lately I've been trying to plan out my future. Instead of worrying about the things I have to do today I've been worrying about the things that might happen twenty years from now. Life just can't be lived that way. It isn't possible. Christ has given us hope for tomorrow, but He's also given us hope for right now. I've stopped stressing over what might happen, and have instead been asking myself what's the next, best thing I can do? 

My hair is long enough to wear in topknot. Squee!

I voted for the first time last week. I have peace about whatever happens tonight. 

Finally, I found out a couple of days ago that I'll be going to Spain and Morocco this spring! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am that God has given me this opportunity. Pray for our team, the missionaries, and funds. I know God will provide, and I can't wait to see what He is going to do!

I leave you with this:


Friday, November 2, 2012

instagram dump

Vader and the Soggy Bottom Boys! Sad Vader roasts a marshmallow. Future wedding dress right here! Fort Smith bound! Cinnamon espresso cheesecake and catch-up time :) This how doodle-Katy feels about being sick during midterms. Doodle-Katy also looks like she's wearing a straight jacket. Interpret that as you will. Color run fun! COLOR RUN Photobucket Someone knocked off my side mirror. Thankfully, I have a bit of redneck ingenuity. I love my Brittani Chari :) Photobucket Christmas lights make for a cozy room. :)It was only slightly cold at the football game... Photobucket

1. Darth Vader and the Soggy Bottom Boys
2. Sad Vader roasts a marshmallow
3. Goodwill adventures
4. Arkansauce adventures
5. Cinnamon espresso cheesecake
6. Doodles
7. The color run with my best friend
9. New bangs
10. Redneck car fixes
11. Matching best friends
12.Foggy hikes
13. Cozy rooms
14. Freezing football games
15. Red lipstick


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Playlist// November



 Hey, november. Be good to me this year.


note: the photo was taken at the Avett Brothers show I went to a few weekends ago. <3
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