Friday, June 22, 2012


Have you ever heard of or seen the stories written using a permanent mark and a book or newspaper? I'm not exactly sure if there are any rules in creating one of those stories, but I snipped out an article out of the newspaper and darkened out all the lines I didn't need for the story.

see how there are black areas? that's the marked out area, words I didn't use. and the white spaces are the words that I liked and used in the story :)

Anyway, this is what I came up with



you met her in a hometown hospital.

the treatment is a roller coaster.

"i know she is the best."

hamilton agreed.

he said it was more than luck.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So, here's the deal

Yesterday was pretty rough and long. 

I sometimes get nauseated and so I always have medicine on hand just in case I begin to feel a little sick. Well, I ran out of medicine. I was very queasy all yesterday morning until, at last, I threw up. I began to do so about every 15 minutes starting at 10am with no breakfast on my tummy. Mom and I eventually (about an hour later) went to a Crucial care center to nip this in the bud! After about an hour of waiting my vitals were taken and I was dozing in and out between the nurses checking in. At long last the doctor came in and we discussed the options, shot with anti-nausea or an IV with anti-nausea. I started with the shot and that didn't do squat for me. I imagined it wouldn't do anything only because by now I have become a professional vomiter, and I've had quite the experience with all the routes I could possibly take. This is about the fifth time I've dealt with a situation like this.

I let the medicine try to take affect and yet I was still keeping nothing in my stomach. I got the IV shortly after realizing that the shot didn't work. The nurse put the same medicine in the IV, though. The medicine she used was phenergan (fen-er-gen) which is supposed to be the stronger of the two anti-nausea medicine. I usually take Zofran. I continued to throw up even with the phenergan so after a tech came in to try to draw blood, she gave me a dissolve-able zofran tablet. Between the shot, IV, and tablet there was a lapse of time, I supposed a long one, where I feel completely asleep. The phenergan can do that to ya. It worked for me! My mom was even on the phone and I didn't hear her. :) 

I woke up and they x-rayed my stomach just to be safe. It was at this point when I began to feel stronger and more human. Before I felt very weak and very, very, tired. I felt perky and I even ate some cheese-its and drank some gatorade. I got my discharge papers and mom and I left. Mom walked into a health food store behind the clinic to get some things and she bought some food for me and herself. The wrap she got, honestly, didn't taste very good but I ate it anyway. Later on down the road on the way home, we stopped to get some gas. It was there that I threw up my sandwich. I told mom it tasted like pickles and it was nasty! We still continued home and since then I slept incredibly well, and I've have been keeping all my food down and feeling much, much better!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Photos

I like how the barista wrote my name :)

I organized my grandparents mail and left notes in cursive.

My incredibly delicious meal at work that my mom invented! It was fried chicken in rice flour and coconut oil. A vegetable quinoa pilaf and rosemary gravy. YUM!

Today is free tropical smoothie day! All you have to do is wear flip flops :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Serving the Poor

As I've mentioned before, I have been reading the book, Crazy Love with some friends of mine. It has been a great time of sharing and learning. While the whole book is fantastic, the chapter we read last was by far, the most convicting chapter for me. The idea of serving people and blessing them without getting anything back was the theme. It is wonderful to give people you know and love things but they have the resources to return the gift. What about giving without getting back squat. zero, zulch, nada, because those who don't have the same money or gifts as you can't pay you back. Yet, I've been thinking that the beauty of this mindset is that is what Christ did for me! I was scumb (still kind of dirty ; ) ) the lowest of the low, in the sinner crowd, though, he stooped to the level of a common man to rescue me.  There is nothing that I could bring God, or give to Jesus to come near repaying him for what he did.

I've just been doing a lot of thinking as to how I could fulfill this role of giving without expecting anything back. I thought of some ideas but still I'd kind of like to do something totally random and helpful.

  • Feeding the homeless
  • Babysitting for church members for free
While those two thins are awesome, I'm still trying to come up with ideas. The verses that have been constantly on my mind are from  Luke 8 where prostitute washes Jesus' feet. We really can't give anything to repay God but he does call us to serve because when we do, we serve Him.

 What has God been teaching you lately? Any encouraging verses to share?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Theology Thoughts//Part one

Today I'd like to go ahead and share some things that have recently been clouding my vision and intruding into my inner most thoughts: constantly.

"We're all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true."~ Josh Harris

During a skype conversation, my friend and I begin discussing free will. Free will is that (what i understand it to be) we choose God versus other religions.

 Correct me if I'm wrong. Questions like: What is it? What scriptures backs either side. Which lead to what do I believe based on scripture, what I know about God? etc.

So, at this point, I'm still researching and discussing with older, wiser people. But what are your convictions about the matter?  When I come to a conclusion that is my conviction, I'll post it, but for now, please, I'd like to know what you think! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hello, consistency + Lovely Ladies

To begin my journey of consistent blogging, I'd like to begin by talking about spectacular women. I happened to glance at a magazine in front of my register (I work at a grocery store), and I saw several of them plastered with pictures of Drew Barrymore. So, apparently, she got married. She looks lovely, I mean just look at her dress.

I guess the reason I was so excited about her wedding was because of her beauty that shone through. Not because I care very much for the celebrity crowd but because Drew was dressed so elegantly. Now, I will admit, she isn't decked from head to toe in diamonds but you can see her happiness oozing out of her. Seeing these pictures reminded me that there is hope for humanity, well, maybe some hope for classy ladies, modesty, and pure elegance.

A friend once told me that the term Lady, "means to be dignified." 

Clearly, not everyone is a lady. But we all do have a chance to become one. Now, this doesn't mean you have to have lots of money, know a ton of rich people, or associate yourself with things you are not. What you can do, is:
  • Dress in a way that the clothes you wear, flatter you. No one else but you has your body. So dress the way your made, not miss double 0.Stacy and Clinton from "What Not To Wear" say something along the lines of wearing clothes that fit you make you look better than wearing clothes that are for someone else.
  • Think before you speak and choose your words carefully. Not only does it make you look smarter and wiser, but the people you surround yourself with will value what you have to say.
  • There is only one you. The more you understand that the more you will be able to be comfortable with you.
Another lady that comes to mind is Kate (previously) Middleton. She is the epitome of classy elegance. She maintains her own style, which, now, with all this publicity is highly coveted after. Kate also dresses in a humble manner, if that makes sense? She doesn't dress to flaunt or uncover any unnecessary skin. I know she is a different story, given she is now royalty, but still, she is a great example.

Friday, June 8, 2012

new and fresh!

So, what do you think of the new blog design? Isn't it great!? I'm really really happy with it! A big thank you to Gracie over at lollipops and cupcakes (check her blog out, its neat :) ) I think it is a nice fit and the colors are very pretty. I now consider it my own space. A one of a kind design that fits me: unique.

Remember the brainstorming technique okay putting thoughts into boxes to help your idea flow? Well, I'm happy to announce that I'll be doing a lot of brainstorming this coming weekend and I hope to have a whole slough of idea prepared for at least the next two weeks! I've never done planning ahead, at least this far, with blogging before, but I'm excited to be consistent with the blog.

Here's to consistency! :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a brain full of thoughts

 I've temporarily not blogged. I haven't disregarded blogging, in fact, I have SO many thoughts bouncing around in my head.I've been trying to sit down and write it all out because if I don't, I might explode. I still have yet to actually right down all I'm thinking about, but, I read this excerpt from Jesus Calling that really is a great summary of what I've been thinking about and feeling. I know it sounds kind of weird to say feeling, but it has been a feeling. My physical heart feels full against my chest. Some days the feeling is deep with ache and other days it is a distinct happy//full//ache if that makes sense?

Remember that you live in a fallen world: an abnormal world tainted by sin. Much frustration and failure result from your seeking perfection in this life. There is nothing perfect in this world except me {Jesus}. That is why closeness to Me satisfies deep yearnings and fills you with joy. I have planted longing for perfection in every human heart. This is a good desire, which I alone can fulfill. But most people seek this fulfillment in other people and earthly pleasures or achievements Thus they create idols, before which they bow down. I will have no other gods before Me! Make Me the deepest desire of your heart. Let me fulfill your yearning for perfection. |Jesus Calling, Sarah Young|

{{exodus 20:3, psalm 37:4}}