Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Don't mess with stress

So I have realized over the last two weeks that my classes at school require a great deal of my time and effort. I am sure those of you who have ever had to read over 100 pages in a text book at a time can understand what I am talking about. I have felt like a crazy person these last two weeks trying to get everything done on top of work, church, family, dishes, laundry, exercise (which usually is the first thing to go these days), pregnant lady naps (CRITICAL to survival), cooking, eating, sleeping, spending time with Chuck...

Those were listed in no particular order... we all know Chuck is much higher on that list:)

I am sure many would say, ya that's just life... busy busy busy. Well I decided I didn't want to live my life without being able to stop and smell the roses when I wanted... Or paint my toenails when they get all chipped, or go on dates, or get to read my new book on hypno-birthing, or be able to go to the doctor without worrying about sitting in the waiting room for too long, or bake stuff... like bread, and muffins, and cookies, and wow I feel really hungry right now, or WRITE IN MY JOURNAL (something that has really fallen behind these days).... Or blog:), or or or take a long shower or curl my hair!!!

So, I am thinking about quitting my job. Just like that. Somethings are just more important. I mean who needs money anyways... I mean I am a pregnant, newly-wed college student, I think by definition I should be broke. I would hate to go against social norms here.

Plus my neighbor who is in very much the same boat as me but with 3 kids and one on the way gave me some really great advice... "Pray for free stuff."

I don't know quite what I am going to say to the boss man... I'll have to pray for words for that conversation while I am praying for prosperity to knock on my door. I shouldn't have any doubts though, God always seems to come through for me... which reminds me I should tell him thanks for a bunch of stuff today.

Friday, September 11, 2009

So-Long Summer Shibang

F0r all extensive purposes my summer has come to a close. School started this Wednesday for me (and two weeks ago for Chuck), and along with taking a full load of courses (15credits), I am also working part time and growing another human being inside of my own body.... So I guess you could say I'm a bit busy these days.

I was able to wrap up my summer in my favorite way, and that is by eating a lot of deep fried food at the Minnesota State Fair. It was Chuck's first time ever going so it was fun to watch him experience it for the first time... it's kind of a big deal. We were able to go with our new friends from church... Diana and Matt (they bought us tickets... that sure was sweet of them!!!)

On the State Fair Menu this year...

Deep Fried Australian Battered Potatoes smothered in a delectable nacho cheese sauce and ranch dressing. You could barely taste the potato... it was like a hot batter patty, which you can't even see because there is so much sauce on it. (This is a nutritionists nightmare!!!!)

This is the "Super Dog" named after the fact that it is SUPER huge (3 hot dogs in length), SUPER delicious, and when you are done you are SUPER full.

Chuck and I just went for the Pronto Pup... battered and fried before our very eyes. I have read that you shouldn't eat hot dogs when you are pregnant... Oooops, guilty as charged.

And what trip to the state fair would be complete without a bucket of hot fresh cookies to share and all you can drink milk.
We also had corn, and best soft serve ice cream in the world in the building where the butter head sculptures are.

We also took part in some of the other fair festivities... who can resist sticking their heads in these things. Chuck looks pretty devious with that chain saw.

I made a goal this semester to only blog once a week... I got to focus on my studies ya know. Hopefully this semester will prove to be eventful and full of wonderful new things to learn. Talk to you next week.