Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Night at the Park

Jenna, one of my favorite bloggers, host a series of challenges every month. I've completed a few of them, like going to the doctor and baking a chocolate cake (from scratch! be proud!). I've also signed up for a few and forgotten to take pictures or do them. But this month, I've managed to do April's lifestyle challenge AND take pictures. Shocking, right?

I'll be accepting my award later in this post.

April's lifestyle challenge is do some activity for free. For cero dollars. So on Good Friday, and after spending a night spending a lot of money seeing the Hannah Montana movie and going bowling, we (me, the roomie and her beau) dropped by the roomie's beau's home, whipped up some hot chocolate and took it to the park.

The photographic evidence:

The roomie wore this hat. I'm not sure why.

There is only one swing for anyone above the age of three at the park. I took it.

That left the roomie with six baby swings to choose from. In this horrible grainy photography she is showing her awesome balance skills.

We sat on the swings for a while, talking about other random trips to the park and our Easter plans. By this time, after the movie and bowling and talking, it was quite late and come to find out the park closes at eleven--a good two hours after we had arrived. So we left after two police cars showed up and kindly informed us of the park's closing time :)
But all in all, despite freezing temperature and watching two cop cars drive up behind our car, it was quite fun...and free.

Monday, April 20, 2009


12 more days until graduation
11 more days until the first of May
10 more days until my last school assignment is due
9 more days until my last day of work at the library
8 more days until my second to last day of work at the library
7 more days until the beginning of finals
6 more days until my last weekend while in college
5 more days until I will no longer have to wake up at 7.30 to be at work on Saturday
4 more days until the last day of actual classes (and my last chapel)
3 more days until my last night class
2 more days until my second to last chapel (I'm running out of ideas here!)
1 more day until Tuesday (Stretching here...)


TODAY I pick up my cap and gown :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Busy Saturday

This is the first Saturday I've had off in months (besides my NYC trip and holidays).

Too bad I have a million things to do.

My Comparative Religions class and I visited the Congregation B'Nai Emunah this morning in Tulsa. It was very interesting, and I would really enjoy going back. We also passed a morning market, which made me a bit more open to moving to Tulsa after getting married. I'm psyched that my new job is only during the week.

Sweet Saturday, we will meet again.

In about half an hour the Senior Ladies' Tea begins. Jenn and I weren't going to go, but we both were able to take it off.

I don't really like tea, but hopefully this won't be boring.

My future sister-in-law is throwing my a bridal shower this evening, so when it's all said and done, this Saturday is pretty much just like any Saturday at work--busy.

But I still like it better.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

ah summer...lovely summer

And after May 2nd, I won't have to worry about homework, or tests, or going to classes. I will be free do as I choose.

Well, besides my new job and planning a wedding and getting married and moving in with a boy and all that jazz.

Free, I tell you, free.

And as a free woman, I choose to do this:

Traveling via books.
It's one of the reasons I read.

6 books which will take me far, far away from little ol' Oklahoma:

1. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
2. The Namesake by Jhumpra Lahiri
3. The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose
4. Ophelia by Lisa Klein
5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
6. The Monster of Templeton by Lauren Groff

why i read {part two}

I read because it's nice to now that after years have pass, not all feelings fade away.

His face searching the bus windows looked expectant, impatient, and a little anxious. It was a husband's face. Familiar, known, increasing beloved. Mary Ann, I reflected, had an awful lot to learn. And actually, I reflected, I wouldn't be in her shoes right now for all the flowers in Bermuda...having it all to learn again.
-Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones


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