Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Livin' Large

I don't actually know what livin' large means or that it has anyhing to do with what I am going to write, but I liked it and thought it may inspire some reading. I do however feel that if livin' large means livin' all for Jesus then I am all for it.

Ramblings de moi. I have 5 classes left this week and 3 on Monday, but one is a potluck with our favourite song, so not really any work invovled. I am going to make the most fantastic ranch feta, red pepper, sun-dried tomatoe, chicken and soy cheese pizza my class has ever tasted(Thanks for introducing me to it Mark:)).

I read a sign this morning that said people with goals succeed because they know where they are going. So my goals are to extend love and forgiveness whenever possible, to offer kindness and to be the amazing women I know Yahweh has created me to be. I have some other goals, but I will start with these.

December 8 I start finals and then DEC. 18 I finish. YAY! I want to sit around and do nothing. By this I mean I want to go running, ride bike, go sledding, read tons of fantastic books, bake, sleep and eat tons of great food. Oh yeah I also want to hang out with my fantastic friends. YAY!

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Life and the likes

WOW, I haven't blogged since Saturday I think that that is some sort of personal record for this month. What can I say that you don't already know? Quite a bit actually:) Alright the life of moi is like this right now. I am walking one day at a time. Some days are good and some days are draining yet good. This week has been particularly good and just a wee bit draining. So to encourage good days for all who read I will recount God's goodness and blessing in my life. Sunday I drove home with my Pops and roomate from winterpeg which was shockingly spring like. We arrived in Stoonerville at 8:30pm. YAY! I really hate arriving home late after a long drive right before I have to go to school the next day.
Monday hmmm... I can't remember so it must have been a long good day.
Tuesday I met with a lady at my school and we talked about school and how I could get through it with out going bonkers. We agreed that I would do something non school related once a week. I really liked this part and have found that it really helps focus me on what I need to do.
Wednesday I had a date with my Dad. He took me to out for supper and than we went to the Beach Boys. I am really glad that my mother was in Florida so that I could go. I think it may have been one of my funnest(I know this is not a word) times with my dad. We were talking about what a bad day was and he made a comment that made me go hmmm. He was talking and said you know is it really that people are having a bad day or are they just having a normal day. I thought that was quite insightful. He said a bad day is getting in a car accident or your cat dying. If you have things happen that generally happen in your day or week. It's normal. He is just so wise when I give him a chance to be the dad and I let myself not be in control.
Thursday I had half a day off which I spent doing my microbiology project with my partner. We made a fantastic display about Dengue Fever.
Friday I had another half day of classes, really how can I have a bad day when I only work for half of it. I went shopping with my roomie and found two fantastic shirts for $15 each. I have been bemoaning the pathetic quality and redundance I feel with my wardrobe. Then we had a fabulous me that was made by my fabulous roomate. Then we were putzing around and a friend phoned to return a book and we got to hang out with some fantastic people, speaking encouraging words and singing songs, than we went out and looked at some amazing twinklers.
Saturday I worked a shift down at the westside Community Clinic with the SWITCH team. This day I learnt that most of us are vit. D deficient. so if you can afford it go buy some vitamin D pills or go for a walk and let the sun kiss your face and fill you with Vit. D. Do not out on sunscreen it will block out the vitamin D builders. Vitamin D deficiency is connected with mood disorders. Drink milk and eat fatty fish, do what you have to to get those Vitamin Ds into you. Saturday evening I hung out with my roomates and had a bit of a tiff, but we worked it out and we still love each other.
Sunday Church was amazing and I am amazed how God works in people. Yahweh is great and I get to follow him around, yay!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Positive Space

I finally figured it out. Right now I am in Winnipeg at my sister's and I love it. When I come here I am free to be, free to laugh, free to whatever. Is it the freedom I love? Nope. When I am here we eat, play games, stay up late get up early, lay around and do nothing. Go on grand adventures to wonderful places like Safeway where we do outrageous things like take our blood pressure. Yep this is my family we are incredibly silly and somewhat predictable. I love this to, but it is still not the brainwave I had this morning. dadadadadadadadaddadadadada(that's my drum roll) I love being here because it is a positive space. What is that you may ask? Well, it is a space where we don't gossip about people and say how stupid they are. It is a space where things are discussed and issues tackled, but no one takes themselves to seriously. Everyone who comes in the door is loved and appreciated. When you wake up in the morning there is someone waiting outside your door to greet you with a big slobbery kiss and if you aren't careful he may topple you down the stairs. This is the kind of space I want to create for my guests in our home in Saskatoon. I think we have a lot of these things already. I am working on the big slobbery kiss part, but am affeared that I willhave to wait until I buy my own house. Anyway welcome to my positive space of encouragement and have a God day.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Update on me

Doing waaaaaaaay better. There is nothing a good cry and God can't fix. I talked to my school facilitators and I have a few options. I am taking the option of walking one day at a time. So that means tomorrow I will go to clinical and collect info. Then the next day I will decide if I will go into clinical. Day by day minute by minute Yahweh walks with me. We were challenged to holiness this evening by a dear friend at our young adults group. I feel refreshed, but still moving slow. Thanks to all who are praying.

Pray for me

Hello my friends. I don't think I usually do this, but I would just ask that when you think of me pray for me. I don't know what is going on, but recently I have been plagued by dreams. Not just any dreams but dreams of death and violence. My friend recently lost her son and my roomate lost a dear friend. I find myself looking to God, but desperation is overwhelming me. My school work load is heavy and I am not not able to do what I need. Please just pray for me. My roomates are being very supportive, but sometimes the greater body needs to be brought in. Thanks.