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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Here Comes the Sun

Well today was the first FULL sunny day we've had since...I don't remember when.  The past week and a half has been HORRIBLE, weather-wise, and for other reasons (I'll go into that on another day haha).  But today, man.  At about 8:30 this morning the sun came out and it was such a beautiful morning.  I decided to walk to the campus doctor from my class instead of drive, even though I have a swollen cankle (which is why I was going to the doctor).  I got some anti-inflammatory medicine and they don't know why my ankle's been swollen for like a month.  Oh well.  Then I took Honeygirl on a nice long walk since it was so nice out.  We have so much fun together.  Then I took a nice long nap.  THEN I went to the pool.  It's sooo nice to be able to go to the pool in late September.  If I had it my way, winter would never come.  I like fall weather, but I think that 80-degree days should be mixed in there too so that I can go to the pool all throughout the year.  I went to church tonight, and that's always nice.  I help out with the youth, specifically middle school girls (if you didn't already know).  And I also got to see my long lost buddy Ashley Bondurant tonight! She goes to HPU now, so hopefully this will be a more frequent thing!

So there's my is really weird right now, and I'm overwhelmed.  But I can be thankful for the things I was able to do today, and as long as I can be thankful, things will get better.

I'm also planning on posting a "song of the day" every day.  Today, I feel like it would be most appropriate if I posted the song that the title of my blog came from.  Enjoy :)


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