Thursday, September 30, 2010

A letter to my reflection.

Dear reflection in the mirror,

Hi. I know we have had our struggles in the past. We even had a tiff yesterday. I know. But really, I have come to like you more and more. Sometimes I even think you're beautiful. I'm not sure why I don't think so all the time. But it helps that I have a wonderful boyfriend who seems to think your source is the best thing ever, and he tells me all the time. I know we have some things to work on, and there are some things I will never like about you plain and simple. However, the good far outweighs the bad, so I think I'll focus on those things.

Keep your chin up, gorgeous.

Yours always,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Apparently I don't sleep.

Instead of sleeping, I've been browsing Etsy and other various websites. Getting ideas for Christmas gifts (friends & family members, if something on that website tickles your fancy, please let me know *wink wink*) I also finally ordered envelope templates, which I've been wanting to do for ages. Seriously. Since I was 9 I've been wanting to do so. Okay, maybe only since spring or something, which was 2 whole seasons ago.

I had a really good evening. I went to the prayer meeting at my church. I had to, because I was singing. I got to pray with my boyfriend and my longest-best friend, which was super cool. I love my church. It's rad :D

I've been slowly catching up on writing letters these days, and I'm hoping to actually make some envelopes tomorrow morning before school. Then I'll eventually get around to doing a mail post.

I'm going to bed now. Peace.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My heart is set on keeping your decrees.

I am spending the weekend at the fabulous Widerness Edge retreat & conference Centre, here in Pinawa. It's about a 2 hour drive from where I live, and it absolutely stunning here! The retreat centre is about a stone's throw away from a beautiful lake, and there are so many trees changing colours it takes my breath away. I think fall is the best in Pinawa. And there are tame deer around here! The residents hate them, because they actually are so stupid tame that they eat out of peoples flower beds, and when cars drive by they don't even bat an eye. So you really have to be careful when you drive out here, because you could hit a deer that was coming to say hi. I think I've seen like 10 already, at least.

I'm here on the Empower Ministers retreat, which my church does a few times a year. This is my first time coming, and I was so nervous to come that I almost didn't. And then when I got here I wanted to leave. I came by myself, which I'm starting to realize is a stupid idea when I come to retreats (this is the second time I've done so) because everyone else has their groups that they came with and I have to cling to anyone I know even remotely. I'm pretty much the most outgoing person - when I'm in my comfort zone. If I'm out of my element, I revert back to my 4-year old super-shy self. (Yes, at one point in my life I was shy, and this surprises anyone that knows me now) But as a result, I got to have supper with my friend's mom, and at the table was my pastor and his wife, and another couple who was kind enough to sit with me during the session as well.

The session was good. It was an introduction to the spiritual gifts, and at the end we took an inventory quiz of what our spiritual gifts are. It's not a fully-comprehensive list, but it was pretty extensive. My highest score was in Service. I smiled when I read that because I never would have realized it but it's completely true! Every time the church calls me to help out somewhere, I say yes with hardly a second thought. The next 5 were all the same score, so they're my "secondary" cluster, but they kinda fit with my first one. Helps, Hospitality, Exhoration, Teaching, and Leading Worship. To those of you that know me, does that sound about right? I think they do.

Well, I think that's all for now. My roommate is trying to fall asleep, so I don't want to keep her up with too much keyboard clicking. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh Internet.

I tell you, the things you can find and purchase on the internet. I just bought this book on Amazon for my friend Theresa. Hilarious!

Technology hates me.

Why is it September 20 already? And why have I only posted one entry this month?!? What is wrong with meeeeee? Well, I think I could answer that better than you. (The correct answer is everything)

I'm heading off to class as soon as I finish my reading for it (last night my laptop was having a hairy conniption and I only got through one of three readings because it wasn't working properly - I'm not a slacker! Besides, class is only at 12:40 so I'm doing pretty good!) Right now my printer is having a hairy conniption and not printing the things I want it to print, which sucks because my classmate asked me to print out some readings for him, and I want to pass them on today. Oh well, I'll figure it out.

Here's a quote from my reading that I want to share with you as some final thoughts for this very highly important post (sarcasm, my friends):

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My weakness.

Friends, I have a confession to make.

I have a serious addiction to cheesecake.

Honestly, I love it. I could it all day long. If I was only able to eat one kind of dessert for the rest of my life, I'm pretty sure I would pick cheesecake.

Last night I was at a friend's house, hanging out with the girls, and our lovely hostess made chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese in them. I ate 3. Not cool for my "diet" but I can't help myself.

I absolutely adore Baked Expectations, and I dream of going there on a date sometime. The very sad and unfortunate thing about Christopher is that he's not a huge fan of cheesecake. Oh he'll eat it, and enjoy it when he does, but it's not very high on his list of favorite desserts. One of several areas where we are not well matched. BUT on the plus side, more for me :D