Sunday, January 31, 2010
And it's almost like I can sense when they are coming. I woke up this morning for Spring Sing practice and just knew today was the day. Throughout the day I experienced some warning signs (I didn't know these were warning signs until I googled migraines about 30 minutes ago).
Exhaustion (I took 2 naps today, so about 5 hours of nap time!)
Craving sweets (I'm ashamed to say I ate a whole box of milk duds!)
Yawning (When I wasn't sleeping!)
One of the migraine triggers was the frequent use of stairs. I live on the third floor. There is no elevator. In fact, every single one of my classes is up two flights of stairs, including chapel- 3 flights- because I sit in the balcony. And of course none of these buildings have elevators!
Around 6 the pain began. It is always behind my forehead and throbs. I took two 'headache reliefs' and settled in to watch some TV. It took the edge off but it was still a severe ache. I couldn't get comfortable. About 4 hours later the throbbing began again, worse. I got nauseous and dizzy. I took two more 'headache reliefs', realized I needed something stronger, so I took an oxycodone. I laid under the covers shielded from any noise or light and drifted off. My roommate Ali was so sweet, asking me if I needed anything and talking softly. I got so lucky with her!
The oxycodone knocked me out for about 2 hours and now I'm awake at 3, migraine free! I think the caffeine from the headache has me up...my heart is beating pretty quick.
Anyways, does anyone else experience migraines? Is this what I'm having? I have an appointment with a neurologist, so hopefully they can tell me for sure.
By the way, I just discovered 'Fade Into You' by Mazzy Star. I'm actually kind of ashamed to admit that since it has been out since like the 90's. Oh well, I just bought it on iTunes and have it on repeat. I also rediscovered 'The Shawdowlands' by Ryan Adams in my library. Of course, anything by Ryan Adams is musical genius-ness. I urge you to invest!
Friday, January 29, 2010
This snow day could not have come at a better time! This semester has been so busy for me, and I've managed to get behind in homework. Definitely not good! I don't know what I was thinking taking two English classes this semester, plus History, Psychology, Old Testament...I feel like all I do is read! Or go to Spring Sing practice.
So today is my relaxation day! I will not pick up a single educational book, I will stay in my pajamas all day, and just...be.
As we speak there are brownies baking in the toaster oven (I'm that talented!), and I wish I could capture the smell because it is divine!
Anyways, we just ordered pizza and are settling in for a movie marathon. House of Wax, She's The Man, How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days, Mean Girls, & A Walk To Remember.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Every Sunday night at 8:30 at Downtown Church of Christ here in Searcy, about 400 Harding students come together and make the most beautiful music. Acapella, of course. You can literally feel God's strong presence so much that you close your eyes and get chills.
I wish I could capture it in a video! I can't, though, so here's a song called Do Not Fear by The Good News Singers here at Harding. Amazingness, I tell you.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
In the end I guess I can't be too disappointed. I did get a few sips.
What happened to you today?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation; natural and unconstrained; unplanned
Normally I am not a spontaneous person. I like lists, a plan, an itinerary...
But Beth and I decided to actually do things on MLK weekend! Saturday we relaxed and watched The O.C., but Sunday we decided to go to Memphis (unknown to my parents!) We went down on Beale St., ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, went to the zoo, and Beth got her lip pierced. The day was so much fun because we didn't have any plans when we went. We just drove around and found things to do. I loved it!
Hard Rock Cafe
On Monday we went hiking! On our drive through Vilonia I picked Kaylee up. We stopped at a diner in Morrilton and had root beer floats and greasy food, then headed to Petit Jean. It was so beautiful and the weather was fantastic. I enjoyed God's creation all afternoon! It was nice to spend a day outdoors, climbing rocks and seeing waterfalls instead of being cooped up in my dorm room.
So tell me what you did over MLK weekend!
p.s. Please pray for my mema who is having surgery tomorrow on her thyroid.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
This post is dedicated to my maw maw Fro, 92, who passed away this week. We love you, we miss you! Go rest high on that mountain and wait for the rest of us.
The funeral was in Natchitoches (Nak-a-dish), Louisiana, my first home! It was in the beautiful church above- St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Here's a bit of my Cajun history...
The first home I ever came to!
Truvy's Beauty Shop (Steel Magnolia's!) Also, my family's house. Yeah, we have home videos of them shooting this movie. Pretty cool, I know!
You can't be from Louisiana and NOT love meat pies. I know what you're thinking. Meat pies? Sick! Oh how wrong you are. It's a Cajun thang ;)
Another favorite part of going to Natchitoches is seeing the Cypress trees with the spanish moss on them. So southern...I love them! And of course the plantation homes. This is the Melrose Plantation, and a Cypress tree in the river!
And of course the Christmas festival. There is nothing like it. Meat pies, fireworks, lighting up the river, music, crawfish boils...
Natchitoches won't be the same without you maw maw!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
And as for gardening, the only plants I have are pink flower pens sitting in a jar of coffee beans. Great for decoration and smell, but they aren't producing the tomatoes I had hoped for.
So you can imagine my jealousy when my senior Fashion Merchandising friend Sarah got an on-campus apartment. With a kitchen. Lucky for me, she made me dinner tonight! How very domestic of her.
The menu? Two different kinds of pasta and orange juice! It was yummy.
Now back to the reality that I am not a 27 year old married woman. Club meeting, Bible homework, and a hall meeting at midnight.
All I can say is that there's a sweetness here, a Southern sweetness, that makes sweet music. . . . If I had to tell somebody who had never been to the South, who had never heard of soul music, what it was, I'd just have to tell him that it's music from the heart, from the pulse, from the innermost feeling. That's my soul; that's how I sing. And that's the South."
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Two canvas's, some ribbon and a few pictures! It's hard to make the walls not look like a mental hospital, but I think it looks cute considering!
I have to admit that I went a little crazy with the hot glue gun and ribbon. An 'A' made out of ribbon, and ribbon strips with pictures.
Eh, anyways, class starts tomorrow. Comp 2, World Lit 2, and Old Testament. Oh yes, and chapel at 9!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Que the ranting.
At work (Sonic) this morning, in the 27 degree weather, I bundled into my fleece jacket, grabbed my red tray and was out the door with an order. Great, they are the only customer and they parked seven stalls down.
Annoyed but still smiling, I walk hurriedly to their car and deliver their food. Three route-44 Dr. Peppers and cheese sticks. And then I see it. The look every customer gets on their face when they realize they should have asked for a drink carrier. So, I brace myself.
And then it happens.
"I'm sorry but I'm going to need a drink carrier."
Of course you do. Of course...you do...
Still smiling, however, I reply "OK I'll go grab one!" and return to the heated building. Perfect time to unleash on other carhops who understand the annoyance!
I return the carrier and ask if they need anything else. "There wasn't marinara sauce in my bag."
Oh dear! How terrible of me to not have read your mind before bringing out your order. I always forget that step. I mean really? I was supposed to know you wanted marinara sauce?
Pretty sure at this point (still freezing, by the way) smoke is coming out of my ears.
I have no choice but to be sassy. "Sorry, it wasn't on the ticket so I didn't know you wanted it."
But because I'm such an awesome carhop I go and get it. Anticipation of a tip is the only thing keeping me smiling. I return to their car:
"Your welcome! Have a good day!"
So if you're reading this and you frequent Sonic, ASK FOR A DRINK CARRIER WHEN YOU ORDER! Actually, ask for anything you need. Extra salt, an extra spoon, ten peppermints- I honestly don't care what it is you want me to bring out, I will be more than glad to do it the first time. Not the second, when you park at the back and it's 27 degrees.
P.S. Carhops don't make minimum wage. So scrounge up your extra quarters. Thank you!
On a funnier note, we have some crazy customers.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
On August 20th, 2009, I moved out of my parents home and made the 45-minute trek to Harding University in Searcy. I was beyond excited, let me tell you! I had a countdown going all summer!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
In other words, this is a list of things I cannot live without. I'm not listing Jesus because, come on guys, he is the ultimate and should be a given!
1. The fam- They are all nuts but I guess I am genetically engineered to love them.
2. The besties- as previously blogged about! In case you're too lazy to scroll down, they're THE most amazing girls on the planet.
3. The iPhone- it pretty much never leaves my side now as it is. This was the best technology advance to date.
4. Music- I won't go into the whole spill, but I love me some music. Foo Fighters, Damien Rice, a little Kate Voegele. Mellow, guitar folkish stuff rocks. Anyways, this is a picture of my iTunes (1,050 songs thank you very much!) Currently listening to: Times Like These (acoustic) -Foo Fighters live
5. One Tree Hill- Quite literally the most amazing show on television. Hot actors, great music, dramatic plots, and a splash of hometown feelings. It doesn't get any better than all a'that!6. Strawberry Chapstick- It's like candy for your lips. I always have a tube.
7. Books- Nicholas Sparks is amazing. Ditto with the Twilight Saga. Currently reading The Lovely Bones. It's a good'en! I love crime novels, as well.
8. Crime shows- CSI rocks my socks off. As does Snapped. I also follow popular murder cases, like Casey Anthony. It's my thang. By the way, this is not my shirt, but it came up when I googled 'crime shows'. If any of you lovely readers are interested in buying me this shirt, head on over to zazzle.com! ;)
9. World War 2/Holocaust- You fellow World War 2 fanatics know this sign. It's the gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Yeah, I know right? Weird obsession. I can't help it, I love all things World War 2!
10. The 80's- I wasn't even alive, but I love me some 80's. The hair, the clothes, the music. It's all pretty fabulous! Not to mention Saved By The Bell & Growing Pains. Sheesh. I was totally born in the wrong decade.