Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Life is good

Hey y'all!  How are you doing?  I'm hoping all is well by you.  Life is good for me.  I've been keeping busy with friends and loved ones and man oh man, life is good!

The move is complete.  Ashley and I have been in the apartment for about two and a half weeks now.  I only have a few complaints, haha.  Our upstairs neighbors have the loudest cat I've ever heard in my entire life.  It runs from room to room and sounds like a large dog.  Oh man!  It's so active!  And you can hear every move our neighbors make.  Thankfully both Ashley and I are heavy sleepers, so that's good.  But other than that, I'm loving it!  I have yet to cook an actual meal but hopefully that will happen tonight or tomorrow night.  We still have a bit of painting left to do, but we'll get there...eventually.  I need to locate a desk for my room, and some wall art.  But things are coming together nicely.  I'm really enjoying having Ashley as a roomie.  We hang out sometimes, but we have our personal down time too.  We make good roommates and we're becoming better friends.  So that's been fun.

This past weekend was a complete blast!  I was in GR because my best friend from college, Lo, came into town from California!  And we had a college girlfriend reunion!  Here's all us ladies after we got back from going out to dinner:

Lo, Lels, Beth, Nik, and me
So Friday, some of us went to help Nikki with flowers for her brother's wedding.  Then Friday night we got semi-dressed up and went to an amazing tapas place downtown called San Chez Bistro.  It was delicious.  Saturday we slept in and made a pancake breakfast.  The pancakes were really weird but good...they were made of eggs, cottage cheese, and oats!  Surprisingly, they were really delicious!  We added chocolate chips, and of course I put peanut butter on mine too, haha.

Saturday afternoon we went shopping and then headed to the guys' house for taco soup and a bonfire.  We were up until 2 am and had such a good time catching up.  Here's a pic of us at the guys.

The whole gang!
Sunday we went to church and then went our separate ways.  It was so good to see everyone and have a  mini reunion.  We missed Rach though - she couldn't get off of work and she lives in Colorado.  So that was a bummer.  I would love to go and visit her sometime!  Maybe I can start saving up for that trip soon.

I've been going to play Ultimate frisbee on Mondays with my young adult church group.  That's been really fun.  This week we even played in the dark with glow sticks to differentiate the teams and to locate the disc.  It was a blast!  Afterward we all went to one of the guy's houses and watched How I Met Your Mother.  It was a great way to start off the week.

Tuesday nights I have House (the young adult small group) where we discuss the Bible and how it impacts us.  Then afterward we usually go to dinner as well, which is always a good time.  Every other Thursday, I meet with my friend Kayla and we're discussing the book "The Celebration of Discipline."  It's been good so far.  This week we're talking about the discipline of study.  Should be interesting.

For the first time in a long time, I have no plans this weekend!  I'm not going out of town, which will be nice.  I'm excited to relax in my apartment and just hang out.  It's one of the girls from House's birthday, so we might do something Friday, but other than that - freedom!  Haha.  Can't wait.

As far as guys. I've been going on "dates" or hang outs or whatever, but no sparks have flown.  So I think I'm going to kinda take a break from pursuing guys for a while.  If I get asked out I'm not necessarily gonna decline, but I've stopped using my dating apps and (this is going to sound so cliche) but I'm going to work on me for a bit.  I need to work on my relationship with God, and my physical and emotional self.  So that's just what I'm going to do!

Work is going well.  I'm keeping busy with clients and the various crisis situations that arise.  I'm liking it still, and I'm absolutely loving my co-workers.  So that's been a huge blessing.  

Well, I hope all is well with you.  Thanks for reading.  Have a blessed Wednesday!

Friday, October 2, 2015

The move is coming!

Well, first things first...I feel famous!  I was posted on my favorite blogger's Motivational Monday post!  Click here to see the post!  I was/am so excited!  Haha.

Also, my and Ashley's apartment is coming along nicely.  I'm hoping to have my bedroom and closet finished today so that I can start moving some of my stuff in on Saturday.  We just have to finish up painting the trim.  It feels like the painting will never end, but we're definitely making progress!

Did I ever mention the BBG workout before?  It stands for Bikini Body Guide and is created by an Australian trainer named Kayla Itsines.  It's a 12 week interval training program that I started a couple of months ago and only made it through the first four weeks.  Well, due to finances, I had to cancel personal training this week - so I'm planning on starting the BBG on Monday!  It's a PDF file that you open and follow, and I sent it to a printer and had it bound into a book so that I can take it to the gym!  I'm super pumped and also a bit nervous.  It's a pretty intense workout.  We shall see.  I covet any encouragement you've got over the next twelve weeks!  I really want to make it through the whole thing.  :)  Some of the BBG before and after shots are so inspiring!  Click here to check out her blog and see some of the transformations!

What else what else...oh next week Saturday & Sunday I've got an uber busy weekend.  On Saturday I'm starting the morning off by going to a basket weaving class in Hudsonville.  Then I'm getting my hair cut.  Then I'm going to my friend Kim's open house style house warming party, then I'm going to my friend Kathryn's house warming party too!  Then on Sunday I'm going to ArtPrize with my friends from House (young adult Tuesday night church group).  Should be a good and busy weekend!  I'm excited!

Welp, that's all I've got for now.  Back to work.  :)