Happy Monday! This is gonna be a super busy week for me. I'm already working today; I don't usually work on Mondays. So I need some extra motivation myself to get going after a busy, sad, emotional, and great roller coaster of a weekend.
It's also Will and Kate Day - the Royal Wedding was two years ago today :)
And my personal favorite recycled item that I have:
This isn't the exact style I have, but it's the same pattern. I have two of these Lily Bloom bags, which are apparently made out of recycled water bottles. I get them at Belk, but I think you can order them online too :)
On Friday, I met Meghan at the pool for the third time in a week.
On Friday night, Ashley and I went with Leanna to the arcade at HPU, something that I have missed so much! We played the NASCAR game for a long time, skeeball, and Fruit Ninja. We had a fabulous time!
On Saturday, Honeygirl and I went to the Alpha Chi Omega beach volleyball tournament at HPU. Honeygirl was a major hit, and she really enjoyed her day out. I loved seeing people I hadn't seen in a while. We spent a few hours walking around campus, taking in all the sun, and talking to people. Honeygirl got lots of pats, scratches, smiles, and attention.
After that, Alex and I went to the golf tournament fundraiser for our church youth group. We got a golf cart and rode around, taking in even more sun.
THEN we hit up the BBQ at Rebecca's church! This is the second one I've gotten the chance to go to, and the food is always yummy. We had a great time talking and catching up.
Later, Alex and I spent time hanging out with friends, made a midnight McDonald's run, and went to visit Granny.
On Sunday, I got to see some of my cousins. I got to see baby Ellie and how much she's grown! She was so cute, as always. Ashley is really good with her, and walked her around outside and helped her pick flowers. Ellie is growing so fast and getting so smart.
I got to see Blair perform in HPU's production of Picnic on Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful performance. I was so proud of everyone! Blair was so funny. The set was AMAZING. I really miss working on plays at HPU :(
Afterward, we went to eat at Chili's. I'm gonna miss all of my friends who are graduating from HPU this year :(
Later, we had our weekly Bible study/discussion group, and that's always something great to start the week with! Good times with good friends all weekend!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did, and I'll be posting about it tomorrow!
Here's this week's motivation:
It's normal to want to work hard to reach certain goals, but the journey towards that goal should be just as fulfilling and happy as reaching the actual goal. Take time to look around you, take in your surroundings, don't rush through life. Enjoy all of life's stages and make the most out of every part.
It's easy for me to feel like I'm wasting time some days because since I'm in grad school, I have more free time than I did in undergrad. I'm always working toward a goal, and it's easy to work so hard towards the goal that I forget to enjoy the "now."
Happiness can be found in the smallest things. So find it!
Rock of Ages soundtrack that Zach bought for me. All 80s rock songs, and some I didn't even like at all until I heard the soundtrack versions. Tom Cruise is a good singer! And of course, so are Mary J. Blige and Julianne Hough :)
THE POOL!! I've gotten to go three times this week. LOVE THIS WEATHER!
Banana Boat tanning oil. Works like a charm.
For some reason this week I've been OBSESSED WITH PINK LEMONADE!
Looking through my old journal, I found the perfect post for this Throwback Thursday since it's about spring break, 9 years ago:
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Augh! Spring break is OVER! And it was soooo much fun! It was the perfect escape from the monotonous, boring, yucky school schedule.
Obviously 9th grade isn't exactly exciting or fun, but spring break saved me! I just relaxed.
On Monday, I slept til 4pm! I really needed the rest. I got ready and at about 6:00 we went to Carter Brothers. That same day, we got a thing in the mail that said that I was (am) a state finalist in the Miss Teen USA pageant!!! Yay! I'm excited! (DUH) Lol.
On Wednesday, I got up at about 12, Mama brought Libby Hill back. Whitefish! Yummmm... I LOVE Libby Hill.
I watched TV - Jessica Simpson making her video for "Take My Breath Away" - what an AWESOME song! I also watched Full House, Step By Step, Family Matters, etc. Then I got ready and went to babysit.
The day before, Tuesday, I got up at about 12, Mama brought back Biscuit Factory. Yummm! I watched TV, got online, got ready, and we went to LaHacienda for supper.
Thursday, I worked on my tan and we went to Carter Brothers and Wal-Mart. And Friday, of course, was Celebration Station.
Yesterday we went to Quizno's for lunch. Yummm...roast beef & cheddar subs! I watched TV for 30 mins then I hurried & did my hair & nails & went with Garrett and his parents to his cousin's 18th bday party at Gianno's. Then we went to Putt-Putt and Mayberry to get ice cream.
Today we went to the Greek church for spaghetti. Yummm. Then we came back and Michael, Ashley, and I went down to the pond to fish. I picked up a little tan! Yay! I caught 5 or 6 fish. They were slimy! Ashley caught 2 - all by herself! Michael caught 4 or 5.
We rode around the neighborhood after that - them on bikes and me on my scooter.
I watched a little bit of "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion."
So that was my spring break - no vacations, no beach, nothing too fancy... But I LOVED it! I had lots of fun. I just relaxed and took a refreshing break from school. I did't need a fancy vacation. I had a wonderful time anyway. I got to catch up on my rest and just slow down. I didn't have to worry about any homework, going to bed early, waking up early, going to lessons, fixing my hair just right, doing a lot of eye makeup... I let my hair air-dry, woke up late, didn't put eyeshadow on. I was lazy. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It made me long for summer. :)
Hey...only 30 more days of school! Then, I can do all of my lazy, spring break stuff again! This spring break was just what I needed :)