Archive for November, 2010
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
word games, mind games, board games, video games, mysteries, hide and seek
a freshly cleaned kitchen
mowing the lawn
a starry sky
singing really loud in my car
new make up
Messiah Women’s Volleyball Team (the others)
I was thinking about annoying things, and I realized that I am better off focusing on the things I love rather than things I HATE like rainy days, cold weather and boring classes. Sooo, here I am trying to focus on happy thoughts. Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudel..you know. I’m happy the semester is almost over. I’m not happy it’s my second to last semester. I’m happy it’s almost Christmas. I’m not happy we still have 6 months till summer. I’m happy about the beautiful gray boots I asked for for Christmas. I’m not happy I have zero funds to pay for school or gifts for my family. BUT I’ll be home extra early this year and I can go to the work Christmas party I’m super-pumped for. I’ve never been and it’s supposed to be a pretty good time. I love the people I work with at home- they’re some of the most fun people I’ve ever met. Anyway, the next few days is papers upon papers and then a Greece reunion dinner on Saturday! Can’t wait to see everyone. And our apartment Christmas party- I’ve got to figure out what to get Kristy!
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
I love warm weather in November! Usually “warm” this time of year only means 60 degrees, but I don’t care- it’s fantastic! I remember about 5 years ago Thanksgiving day was so warm and bright and the sky was filled with these big puffy clouds. I’m all about a little summer in the winter.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, it’s right around the corner- literally, I think if I walk outside my door there are students singing Thanksgiving songs and children are throwing candy in the air and turkeys are dressed up as pilgrims. (?) LOL.
This is the first year that fall break does not seem like ages ago. I’ve been busy as ever since then, but I still can’t believe how fast time has flown by. And I’m honestly not dying for a break- I love this. After we get back we only have about 2 weeks of class and then finals. And then the first half of my senior year is over.
Please hold while I scream.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? Wait, I just moved in freshman year, I just got back from Greece, I just started my first internship…it can’t all be over so soon!
Make the most of it underclassmen, because it flies. Well, hopefully next year at this time I’ll be flying home for Thanksgiving from some exotic location. Ha, with my luck I’ll be living at home. Ugh there’s an ugly thought. It’s funny how excited I am to never live at home again. And this is coming from the little girl that loved roaming the fields in the summer sunshine and playing make believe in the meadow behind the barn. I didn’t think I’d ever get sick of living there. Even last summer I enjoyed my time at home. Now, living with my parents is getting so old i can’t imagine living one more year in that same house I lived for 22 years. I guess everyone just gets to a certain point where they recognize they need to leave. Trust me, I’m there. Messiah has never felt more like home to me.
Anyway, I’m super-pumped to eat tons of sweet potato casserole and stuffing and play GAMES with my family and get asked for the billionth time by my grandma if I have a boyfriend. Awesome. Bring on the holidays and the family that never leaves. You know you all love it.
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
This weekend CAC will be baking and delivering pies to Hope Lodge in Hershey, Pa. My roommate and co-chair Ashley will be running a marathon. My volleyball team is having a GAME NIGHT…couldn’t BE more excited! And last but not least, by awesome Kiosk group will be having a footie pajama party…actually that’s not for a little while yet but I’m super pumped for whenever it happens! Lol you guys are the best!
My friends are making my senior year great. I’m gonna miss this place like crazy in a few months. But right now, I’m just thankful that I’m here, and barring anything crazy, I’m gonna graduate from Messiah College soon. I’m thankful for my family and their health, even though it’s been tested lately. I’m thankful for my friends who have become family, and for the amazing food Lottie will be serving up tonight. And I’m thankful for the holidays and the promise that spring and warm weather is always right around the corner. It’s all good here in the burg.
Thursday, November 11th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
This week has been crazy!! It’s Purple Week at Messiah College and Colleges Against Cancer is out and about trying to raise support. We have had an education table up in Lottie (and on Tuesday students could decorate those bangin sugar cookies Lottie makes!) and we also have one in the Union during the evenings. And there was free coffee and cake last night at B-Sides and tonight is the Luminaria alternate chapel. It’s a lot of work, but it is so rewarding to know that our efforts will make a difference in the lives of cancer patients everywhere.
PRSSA’s big event is also this Friday night! We are putting on a fundraiser for Kupkakes for Kris, which is a local organization that has spread nation-wide. We are raising money to support families affected by cancer in the name of Kris Green, a local PR professional who succumbed to cancer last September. Our event is a “koffeehouse” at West Shore Evangelical Free Church from 6:30-9:30 tomorrow, Nov.12. For only $5 you can eat all the kupkakes you want and enjoy bands like Jazz Me, and listen to Messiah students like Hannah Grosh and Alex Brubaker…and more!
It’s a full-on cancer week. I love that I’ve had these opportunities to give back. My family has been blessed by the generosity of others when we needed it most, and now I can stand with those that are fighting for their lives and be a part of something bigger than myself.
…til I see you again…
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Halloween was this past weekend. It was also my weekend to go home to work, so I missed out on the stuff on campus. But I got to go to Jason’s Woods with my friends from home (so funny when the guys get scared) and then I dressed up as.. get this…an Amish lady at work on Sunday! All the waitresses/waiters dressed up. We had football players, a pilot, referees, a ladybug, a cat, and then me. In an Amish dress and bonnet. Everyone LOVED it. It’s way overdone in Lancaster, but that’s okay. It was the most fun I’ve ever had at work!
So I joined a rec floor hockey team here at Messiah. Possibly the best decision ever. I LOVE IT! My sports have always been volleyball, softball, basketball and some tennis. We grew up playing hockey on the farm on Sundays, but the guys were always so much bigger than me. I didn’t realize until now that I actually had some ability, in an unrefined sort of way, haha.
The Yellow Rubber Puckies are 1-1-1 as of the first week of play, which I think, for a team of soccer players and myself, is pretty good. I love playing games and any reason to go out just be aggressive and get some exercise is a million times better than running on a treadmill. I played on the women’s volleyball team here for 3 years, but I wish I would have discovered rec sports sooner. We weren’t allowed to play during our season, but last spring my rec volleyball team won first place! So fun! Now that baseball is over and my Phillies are done, I’ll look forward to our hockey nights!