Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pay it Forward :)

I came across this fun challenge on Alise's blog and on You, Me, and Natalie's Blog and thought it would be fun to post on my blog. The first 5 people to comment to this post can expect to get a fun gift this year!
Pay it Forward 2012. I promise to make something handmade for the first 5 people who comment. They SHOULD in turn post this to their blog (if you have one) and make something for the first five who comment on their post on their blog. 

 *The rules are it must be handmade by you, and they must receive it before 2012 ends. It can be something as simple as making a friend a cup of coffee. Ready.......Go!

Note: if you don't have a blog you are still free to pay, just remember that even if it doesn't get posted anywhere it would still be a nice gesture to give something to 5 different people you care about. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hey there strangers!

So I've kind of fallen off the face of the blog world.. there aren't that many new things for me to write about.
I mean.. I started knitting a blanket :) It's blue, yellow, green, pink, and orange. Very colorful, very me. I am extremely excited about watching this blanket grow and the repetition of each stitch is very soothing to me. I take it to my classes and knit during lecture, some people look at me like I'm so wierd because knitting is only for grannies. I beg to differ! This blanket is going to be absolutely wonderful!

However, I do have to report that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. School projects are beginning to pile on and on; constantly speaking with doctors for this issue that I'm having with my gallbladder; the weather keeps changing.
I think snow can be very beautiful... like in pictures, or from inside a cozy home. I hate the bone-chilling cold wind that comes with it, though. It's time for me to turn in for the night. Excited to drive to see the man I love tomorrow for a much-needed weekend :)

Sleep tight.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The dark cloud, the hovering shadow.

Alright, so I guess it's time I start using this blog to help hopefully other people affected with something that has really affected me.

I have endometriosis.

If you don't know what it is.. try and start here. I'm not writing for pity or sympathy. I'm blogging hopefully to help at least someone who has faced endo. If you have endometriosis, or know somebody who has it; you most likely know that the most important thing is support. As I have mentioned before, I have a boyfriend, he's amazing. Not that I'm ready to have kids yet, but we have talked about the fact that I have endometriosis and that there may be complications in the future. One of the scariest moments of my life was preparing for that initial conversation. I mean come on, how do you go about something like that?? "Oh hey, by the way, I have this disease.. I might be kind of a brat sometimes, and I won't always feel up to things requiring loads of energy everyday. I can't help it... Oh and you wanna know what it is that I have? Well.... ya know... girls have this thing called a period... and well someone like me might have more complications/issues than 'normal' people... oh and one last thing, if we happen to get married and if you're planning on kids.. welll just so you know it's going to be a trial and error type kinda deal? Okay?? Awesome THANKS!". Not exactly a conversation that is super exciting.

Please comment, ask questions, anything??

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 09: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

That's my babe and me :) Aren't we just the cutest couple you ever did see!?!? Haha, but really, he has been there through the most horrifying, the best, the lifechanging, and the saddest moments for the past 2 years. And let's just say that the last two years have probably been filled with the most amount of life changing transitions I could possibly imagine. The young gentleman in this picture is the reason that I am who I am today, and I couldn't have made it this far without him. <3

By the way, I'm settled back in at school now. Come to find that there is an empty room in my apartment as some of my roommates have moved out which means that I get a bathroom all to myself!! :D I was so thrilled, that the first thing I did when I moved back in was to clean it and put all of my stuff in it! I am so excited, and it should be much quieter this semester :) First class of the semester is tomorrow night!! I'm actually kind of excited to get back in the groove of things.

Welp, have a good night :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 08: A picture that makes you laugh.... and more.

oooooohhh this picture makes me giggle! This is my little cousin at one of our family traditions of weekend camp outs at my aunts and corn hole tournaments. :) ! Something is so miraculous about the innocence of a child; experiencing everything for the first time with wonder and eager eyes. It's so interesting, in one of my classes last semester we talked about how children develop language. One of the steps is knowing what to do when you are faced with something. For example.. you give a child a box, you expect them to understand that they should open it. My little cousin is seeing a hole, and he is curious because a hole is usually something that you would want to look inside and explore.

Anyways, my kickoff to the New Year was quite wonderful :) On Saturday we drove up to Cadillac, Michigan for the night and all day Sunday we went skiing at Caberfae Peaks! Oh it was so much fun! full of laughter, joy, and adventures. I'm sure I'll share some more about it later, but right now I've got to get going! :) Have a splendid day!