27 January 2005

I see the light!

No! Not the one at the end of the death tunnel, but the one at the end of what you thought was an extraordinarily long tunnel that would never end, and yet, there is the light, shining in my face! I don't want to get into the specifics right now, because nothing official has occured, but there are people that will read this and know what I am talking about.
on another note... let's talk about how difficult it is to teach your sister how to write a college english paper via aim! she is freaking out because her first paper is due at midnight and she thinks it sucks. What I'm trying to get her to realize is that the teacher understands this is the first college paper and it doesn't have to be brilliant. In fact, it's sometimes better if it sucks big time, because then by the time you get to the end of the semseter and you're writing half-decent papers, it looks like you've made a lot of progress and it looks like it's all because of the brilliance of your college english professor!
and apparently, she also needs to be taught the techniques of "drag and drop" and email attachments! what are we going to do with this one?!!
I think I'm going to go to bed pretty soon... it's been a long day, that began with a very long meeting. g'night

22 January 2005

If they're called prayers of the people...

...why aren't the people the one who are praying? It has come to that time again when I have to write the prayers of the people and I am stumped. I just can't figure out the "formula" for writing a "good" prayer for this particular part of the service. I like that at the Episcopal church, they are the same everyweek, pre-written in the lovely "Book of Common Prayer" and there is a time of silence for members of the congregation to state their personal prayers. Stupid Presbyterian way of doing things! So, here I am, at 9:30 on a Saturday night, attempting to come up with the prayers of the people. And did I mention they are making me attend the 8:30 AND 11:00 services? They are mean, mean people. Grrr...
On a lighter note, I cooked dinner for myself tonight and you'll never guess what I cooked... fish! That's right, kiddos, I made fish for dinner and it was scrum-diddly-uptious! Along with my pecan-crusted tilapia, I had lima beans and mashed potatoes. And of course, can't forget dessert... chocolate pudding! Yippie!
Oh well, I guess I will try to come up with something for this silly prayer... night :)

16 January 2005

uber long day!

it just seems utterly eternal because I only got like three hours of sleep last night and I only spent 5 minutes at home between church and youth group because I went shopping for a tv (for the youth room) and then had to put everything together before youth group started. I think we may have made a break-through! (with the youth group that is)
well, I'm going to bed now, at the end of this never-ending day! have a good night and a pleasant tomorrow ;)

13 January 2005

Exhaustion finally sets in...

...and yet I am not compelled to go to bed. What is wrong with me? Just a thought I felt like sharing...

11 January 2005

And I thought it was going to be a load of crap!...

I just watched the Biggest Loser finale. I somehow got into it last week. I remember seeing previews for it in the fall and thinking it was going to be the worst reality show on tv and thinking how degrading it was to work towards being "The Biggest Loser." And then I saw what these people had done, and I cried! The 12 contestants lost over 750 pounds!! The three finalists looked amazing from where they had come from. Kelly, the only girl, started at 242 and lost 79 pounds! Her final weight was 173 and she looked amazing! Gary, the oldest guy, started at 227 and was actually the lightest finalist, weighing in at 156. He also looked amazing. The final guy, the one crowned "The Biggest Loser" was Ryan. He started at 330 pounds and lost 122 pounds ending at 208!! They also factored in total body fat lost, as well as comparing percentage of weight lost, so it is just a coincidence that the guy who won lost the most amount of weight. It was a complete change! And I think the reason it made me cry was to see the dramatic change in these peoples lives (over a 6 month period) and thinking "why can't I get up the motivation to do that?" I don't want as drastic a change, but I want to be healthier and here I am looking at what I ate today and it's crap... all crap. I noticed over the weekend that when I got Checkers my acid reflux really flared up. So the root of that issue is the food I eat! I really need to avoid fast food not only for my health, but also for my wallet. I want to be healthier. I want to be the kind of person that is motivated to get up in the morning and work out. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, as well as a swift kick in the pants to get me going. Thanks for listening to me rant. That's all for now... night :)

09 January 2005

Happy 2005!

Well, we've made it to the new year. I had bronchitis which made for quite a lame new year's eve. We'll make up for it at some point ;)
I'm back in Florida with six months down and eight more to go. Lots of planning happens in January for the rest of the year, especially for big summer events. This has thus far been quite a learning experience.
I can't think of anything else to tell you right now. The weather is insane... it's like 80 degrees today! I miss the colder temperatures, but it's also quite nice. Well, I guess I'm off to youth group. Have an awesome week!