Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Well, second day... not as scary as the first. I had Christian History 1 this morning and I think it is going to be a great class, except for the fact that it meets at 8:00 in the morning. I always feel like such a big baby when I whine about being somewhere at 8:00. I know that's what the rest of America must do. It just seems awfully early to be required to think so deeply.

I made jambalaya last night in honor of New Orleans. Now my kitchen is a mess. Somehow I don't seem to possess the ability to stir something on the stove without it ending up all over the floor. I guess I need to work on that.

I'm in the library right now. Aren't you proud of me?? The ACU library has improved dramatically over the last year. Along with the new "learning communities" and the Starbucks, there is a new Theological wing that is really nice. Hopefully the undergrads will stay out of here so I can actually get some work done while I'm in the library. As loud as I am, I actually need it to be fairly quiet while I attempt to learn.

Monday, August 28, 2006

First Day

The first day of school is so fun. I love seeing old friends again. I also love that feeling I get every fall that this will be the year of change. This will be the year that I don't procrastinate. This will be the year that I read like I'm supposed to. This will be the year that I don't just get by. Will this be that year? I guess we'll see! One thing I do know is that Dr. Aquino is scary on the first day of class. He says he's more scared of us, but I don't know how true that is. I'm pretty scared.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Back to life...

Well, it's been a nice three month vacation, but now it's time to return to my real life. I just got back to Abilene and already spent 500 dollars on books! Holy crap- that's way too much money to be spending on books. On Monday I'll be starting my semester off with three hours of Systematic Theology. Honestly, I don't even know what that is, so I guess I'll be learning a lot in that class.

I found out this week that I have been seriously close to death and I didn't even know it. I had a sleep study done and found out that I have some serious sleep apnea. Apparently I would quit breathing 44 times an hour. Once I even quit breathing for 38 seconds!! Again, holy crap- that's way to long to deprive your brain of oxygen. I can only hold my breathe for about 10 seconds. I must have super hero breath holding powers when I'm asleep. So, this morning I was fitted for a nifty darth vader mask to help keep my airway open while I sleep. No dying for me.

I'm really enjoying the CRV. It's so nice. I've gotten the picnic table out four times, but I haven't actually used it yet, I just like to look at it. The CRV fulfills a deep dark secret desire I have. I've never really told anyone this, but I LOVE driving mini-vans. I know, I know, only uncool soccer moms love to drive mini-vans, but I just love the way they drive and I like to imagine myself as a wonderful mother carting my kids around. Anyways, the CRV drives just like a mini-van, so it makes me think I'm driving a van without actually being an uncool 24 year old single gal.

This summer my apartment became the place where bugs came to die. They're everywhere. I guess it's time to end this post and put the dirt devil to good use ridding my apartment of 4-legged, 6-legged, and maybe a few 8-legged creatures. Have a great night blog world. There's two episodes of Grey's on tonight from 7-9 and they're really good ones, so tonight should be wonderful for all!

Friday, August 18, 2006

This is pretty funny.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Blogging just got a whole lot better...

...on my new laptop! Grad school really requires a laptop, so I decided to use my summer money to buy one. I got a great deal on a really nice computer. Now, there's no reason I shouldn't get a 4.0 this semester... Yeah right! It's nice to type in bed while watching Sex and the City reruns on the WB. This is the episode where Carrie and Aiden break up the second time, it's so sad.

I have another new toy! After all of my car troubles last week, it's time to say goodbye to the beloved Impala. So, I'm going to be the proud driver of a Honda CRV!

I have wanted one of these for a really long time. It has so many great features, but the best one is the hidden picnic table in the back! Ahhhh! That is the greatest thing ever. And underneath the table there is a little compartment that has a drain so you can fill it with ice and drinks. Is this the party mobile or what!! I'm really excited. I'll go to Dallas on Friday to pick it up from my cousin the Honda dealer. New cars are so fun!

I had such a good day today. God answered a lot of questions and gave me a lot of confidence and affirmation.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Well, I made it back to Lubbock, it was quite a journey though. It took me twelve hours to get from Dallas to Lubbock. I broke down on the side of the road and had to be rescued by my wonderful dad. I was able to spend some great time with God though thanks to David Crowder's new cd: B Collision. Have you heard it? It's really good. I would call it techno-bluegrass which is weird but really cool. This cd is pretty dark. It deals a lot with death as the band has dealt with the death of their pastor.

I'm off to the big ole Mullican family reunion this weekend. I have a really great family and I'm excited about this weekend, I'm just dreading the car ride. I'm ready to be out of the car for little while.

I have a lot more to update about, but it will have to wait for now. Take care blogworld.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Well, this is my last post from the basement of my cute little house in Overland Park, Kansas. My internship responsibilities are over and in the morning I'll be getting up way too early to drive back to the way too big state of Texas. I just can't believe how fast this summer has gone by. It seems like just yesterday I was stepping off a curb and breaking my foot.

I love to leave a place or experience and feel like I'm a different person than I was when I came. I feel like I have grown so much this summer. Growing is hard and painful. Growing is joyful and exciting. Usually we don't even realize we're doing it. This summer has meant so much to me. Thank you OP.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Okay, now I realize that most of you come to this site for your daily dose of absolute hilarity. And while I try to be funny for you, from time to time I just need to be blah. So, this post is an emotion dump.

First of all, I leave Kansas in just five short days. I can't believe it. This summer has flown by so fast. I'm very sad to leave. I have fallen in love with these kids, their parents, the church, the youth minister and his family, and even the city. I can't imagine this being the end. These relationships are so important to me. Two months is just enough time to really build a deep realtionship and now it's time to say bye.

Next, I am broken hearted. I have loved Mr. C for a long long time. I finally got the guts to tell him how I felt, but sadly the feelings we're not mutual. All of this happened the day before camp, so I had to go be fun and silly for six days instead of dealing with it. I'm still pretty sad, although I do feel a certain amount of peace because it's all out on the table and I can move on.

And last, within the next year I am going to have major surgery. This surgery will change my life. I know it's going to be a positive thing in the end, but it is a huge weight hanging over my head. It's hard to hold all of this in, but I'm not ready to spill all the details right now.

I'll end with a picture of the cutest kids ever. I know you can't really see them that well, but this will have to do.

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