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Contest Results!

In case you were wondering… I got 2nd place to the lovely Dwija.

I only lost by about 10 votes, so while disappointed, I had fun with it and I really appreciated all the support.

Make sure to check out Dwija’s blog as well as Live Simply Love.

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Moving Stinks! (vote for me)

Check out my friend Merritt’s blog… And read my moving story (along with a three others).  Then vote for your favorite.  (… I mean, vote for me. 😉   )


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work in progress

Like the new green look?

This is a work in progress. With a wedding 16 days away, I’m doubting I’ll get much updated, but things (such as blog roll, double checking colors and styling) will be updated in the future.

Thanks for following me with the move to my new home.



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I moved. It went so well, thanks to great friends where were willing to give a bit of time and energy on their Saturday morning.

I’m getting close to being unpacked. And after this evening, I should basically be done with the old place (cleaning) and handing in the keys tomorrow.

Not only did I get to move, with my new roommie and dear friends who helped me move – we had all had a blast hanging out.

I also would be remiss if I did not mention that my new home has cable & internet… Which for this weekend meant being able to watch a few periods from the first Oiler game of the regular season as well as the end of the Mariners Last game of the season. (still hoping it’s not Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Last game)

Oh. and the new Relient K cd drops tomorrow. It’s soooo good!

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Paper chain count down

This weekend, we made a paper chain for a friend who is counting down to graduation. As I got home today, I thought about making a paper chain counting down to when I no longer have a “crazy” neighbor.

Not counting today – that’s 5 days to go.

If you think of it – please pray for me. I’ve been sick, so I’m a bit worn out and I still have so much to do / pack before moving. Plus moving itself, is a bit of a beatdown. I have a handful of people lined up already (and hopefully a few more will say yes too) along with some possible truck options. So, yeah, super thankful for that. But prayers for the next few days and Saturday especially, would be appreciated. (even if I were healthy things like moving tend to use up every drop of reserved energy.)

And thanks for the suggestions DL. I’m transitioning to paper plates tonight!

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prepping to move

so – I’m moving in a couple of weeks. I’m trying to start getting ready, pack a few boxes here, a little bit there… but with all my out of season clothes packed, my books in boxes… I’m running out of things that I know I put away right now. Ugh. I hate that! its the times you think “I might still need this in the next 2 weeks” that nope, you don’t. And of course the opposite, a day after you finally decide to tape a box closed, thats when you absolutely NEED that pot or pan.

Decisions decisions. I best get at it…. I suppose my art supplies, those I can stick in a box…

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I’m moving again. This time, I mean physically, not virtually.

Not sure where I am moving (though I am talking locally!) and I don’t know who I will be living with, but I turned in my written notice yesterday.

I need to be closer to work and to church. The commute (with its extended time and cost for gas) is killing me. While I have loved living by myself this last year and I found it very refreshing and renewing, I am coming to the conclusion that as many have said, it is not good to live alone. Humanity is created for community.

With roommates, I can save money – and move closer to my financial goals. With roommates, I can be pressed and challenged to be less consumed with ‘me’, to see the world in a different perspective from my own, and to seek Christ more whole heartily. With roommates, I trust God will grow my already expanding community, as well as give me more opportunities to build into the lives of those around me.

What a difference a week or two makes, from being adamant that I would sign a new lease here, to hearing several voices of wise counsel, reason, outside perspective, and love, I must admit to my being wrong. I often say “oh yes, I want what God wants, I am seeking his best in this situation.” Sometimes it’s tough to actually let go of my self-centered ideas to actual hear what he is in-fact telling me through other people. So in a quest and heart felt desire to seek God’s best- the adventure continues and as it goes, it changes course, sometimes quite unexpectedly.  Well, unexpectedly to me, that is.

Any prayers are greatly appreciated. And in two months, any helping hands – also much appreciated.

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news bulletin

Found an apartment. Applied and was approved today so I will be moving in Oct. w00t!

Apparently a game is on the docket for this evening. Settlers of Catan!!!!!!!!! I like that game and I haven’t played in a long time.

There is a large storm approaching. It’s arrival in DFW might coincide with the Grubers attempt to leave.

I was wrong about my prediction several months ago. I thought for sure McCain would pick Huckabee as his running mate. Nope.

My wood block came in the mail. It will hold my new Ronco knives. My new knives coming in the mail.

I don’t have to wake up early on Monday.

The M’s are in town in a couple days.

That is all.


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I paid

I paid 3.35 for a gallon of gas yesterday. A few miles away from where I bought gas, I also saw it selling for 3.28 a gallon. There are perks to living in the DFW area.

Well, I might have found an apartment. Later this week, I am going to go take a look at the smaller floor plan. It is cheaper, plus, the plan is more open feeling in the kitchen area and has a kitchen bar. I have a feeling this will actually make the floor plan feel bigger than the one with 20 more square feet.

I started packing. Most of my books and movies are now in boxes. I think this time around I might have to pick up a couple more boxes. I think I threw some out after the last move because they were so worn out.

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Things I am looking forward to

If you are wondering if I fell off the face of the earth again, I have not. It has been an exhausting couple of weeks. Whatever it is about the 40 hr work week wears me out! With a commute that I wish was shorter, I get home at the end of the day, eat a fantastic dinner (much thanks to Katie) and then zone out or go to sleep or (in the case of the last few days) watch the Olympics. That being said, this should change in the next few weeks.

Things I am looking forward to:
1. Moving closer to work and church. I am currently looking for an apartment.
2. Getting a new hair cut. I have an appointment set for early September
3. Getting new glasses. Only because mine broke on Monday and the temporary fix is driving me nuts. I have an apt tomorrow.
4. Going to Washington for the first time in over 14 months. I will be back for a very quick trip in early October.
5. Attending a dear friend’s wedding in Portland during my trip home.

I think that’s it.


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