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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.

Blah Blah Blah: Ramblings of a Nostalgic College Senior

So I think senioritis has a hold of me in a few different ways.  The main way it is affecting me is making me really emotional.  I honestly didn't think this would happen to me.  I mean, I was really sad to graduate high school when most everyone else was happy and excited.  Then I got to college and didn't like it that much at first.  I was really frustrated because I couldn't decide where to go, and when I finally did, I changed my mind and decided to transfer to HPU.  Well, I regretted that soon after because the whole reason I transferred was because I wanted to live AWAY from home...but after transferring once, it didn't work out to transfer again without losing too many credits, among other reasons.

So I was sour about being stuck in High Point while most of my friends from high school went off to college in different cities and states.  They were out on their own, having fun, and I was stuck living with my parents.  Looking back, it seemed a lot worse at the time…

Thanksgiving Weekend

My Thanksgiving actually turned out really well, after fearing that it wouldn't. 

I love watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  There's nothing else like it.

I love having lunch at Granny's house.  There were a lot of people there this year, including my cousin's new little baby, Ellie.  She is so freakin cute and I love holding her!!



my brother and Ellie. AWW
After lunch, Zach and I went shooting at his house.  I shot a handgun for the first time! haha



At dinner time, my dad, brother, Zach, sister, and I went to the homeless shelter to help feed people.  It was truly an amazing experience.  There wasn't that much for us to do, since there were so many volunteers, but I plan on going back and helping serve dinner at least once every other week.

After that, we went to my mom's friend's house (her family is like family to us).  She had made deer meat and we also had barbecue.  Mmmm. Good food, good friends.

After coming back home to rest, Zach, Ashley an…

Up at 6am on Thanksgiving so I Might as Well Blog

Very early on Thanksgiving morning.  Not gonna lie, I'm excited to go back to sleep after I write this, watch the parade on TV, have lunch at Granny's (we've always gone there for lunch on holidays) and see my little baby cousin, and whatever else we do.  There's a new little person in our family that wasn't here last year.  And she's adorable and I'm excited to see her.  But there's also someone missing.  Someone very important.  This is the first Thanksgiving without Grandma.  The first major holiday without her at that.  This is a day I've dreaded for years, being the worrywart that I am.  I knew at some point, she wouldn't be with us anymore and a holiday would come when we couldn't go to her house at supper time and eat all of her delicious food that I love so much and will never truly experience again.  I think it was a lot harder to anticipate this day when she was still alive than it is now, although I am getting a little emotional. …

Monday Funday

So today was a great day.


I had breakfast at McDonald's with Zachary.

I felt Christmas in the air.

Well, not temperature-wise...

It was like 70some degrees, and it. Was. Amazing.

I got to relax, watch TV with Honeygirl and the door open to let the fresh air in.

I found out I got an A on my American Humor paper. 

And my teacher left a really nice comment on my paper.  It was very encouraging.

I took a nice nap.

I had fun in my education technology class.  Cool people.  Cool teacher.

(That's not to say I won't fail it. Fingers crossed.)

I laughed with my brother at work.

I found a pearl in my oyster at work.

Got an email that said "Joe Don Rooney has requested to follow you on Twitter."

He's one of the Rascal Flatts...yeah.

Oh, and Thanksgiving break...that starts tomorrow!


And I had a  f a n t a s t i c  hair day.

Not bad for a Monday :)


Lots to be thankful for! God is soooooo good.

What are you thankful for?

Song of the day: "Promised Land" by Elvis…

The Little Things: Scents of the Season

Yesterday my sister and I went to the mall and while we were there we stopped in Bath & Body works because I needed some hand soap for my bathroom.  I LOVE when they start putting all the Christmas stuff out!!!!!! We had a coupon for a free item with a $15 purchase, and the soaps were on sale, so I got four soaps (in holiday scents - Winter Candy Apple, Vanilla Bean Noel, Pink Sugarplum, and Gingerbread), a lotion for Ashley (Pink Sugarplum because that's her new favorite. So cute) for $15, and my free item was a bottle of my favorite - Winter Candy Apple. This was great because I'm running out of lotion, and I love Winter Candy Apple.  It's nothing big at all...B&BW does sales like that all the time.  But it just made me super happy yesterday...and today because I used it this morning and I've been smelling it the whole day.  It's just a tiny thing that goes a long way in getting me in the Christmas spirit!

Confessions of a Shopaholic

So yesterday I bought these brown "riding" boots that I've wanted for a while from Target.  I was really excited to finally get them, and I had a gift card, so I didn't feel like I was really spending money...til I was walking out of Target.  See, I need to really start saving my money because next semester I'm student teaching, so I won't get to work nearly as much, if at all.  I'm pretty much counting on trying to sell my artwork and kinda live off of that money, at least for frivolous things.  My parents will give me money for gas and food, but I just feel weird letting them pay for my stuff after working and paying for all of my gas, food, and clothes since college started.

So I had the boots, and while I was driving home from Target, I thought of all the other things I could've gotten with my gift card that could've benefitted someone other than myself.  The truth is, boots are the VERY LAST thing I need.  To be totally honest, I have an entir…