Archive for November, 2010

Preparing for the end!

The end of the semester is almost here! I am definitely excited! We have this week and next week and then it is time for finals. I am pretty much finished except for finals! I have three finals to do out of my five classes! I also have a paper due finals week but that won’t be to difficult! I am in much need of a break! Thanksgiving break was nice but it went by so fast and it didn’t help that I got sick Friday of Thanksgiving break and didn’t feel better until Monday 😦

Today I have not gotten the chance to work out yet but I am going to get on it! I have taken the stairs about a billion times today at the high school I work at and at school! I am going to try to go to the gym after my class tonight at 830! I hope that I get to go and that I am not exhausted after class! If I dont get to go I will just try to go two times tomorrow!

I am so ready for a break and when break is here I will have a lot more time to work out and eat right! It is hard trying to do both when you are so busy!

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Gym Time!

It is time that I start hitting up the gym again! Softball season is over and I got to stay in shape somehow! So the gym and I are going to become best of friends! The gym here is super nice with lots of equipment, and two stories. Along with three basketball courts and two racquetball courts! I love playing racquetball but I have to find a new person to play with because the person I use to play with graduated! Today I walked on the treadmill for 1.75 miles and 30 minutes total! And it was on an incline! I had to get to work so I had to cut my workout short but I am thinking about going back after class tonight! That is one nice thing about the gym is it is open until 11 so I can go after class and have 2 hours to work out!

My goal is to lose 10 lbs before Christmas! I have already lost 10lbs in the past two months just playing softball on the weekends, so I am hoping if I work out more than one day a week that I will be able to lose 10 lbs in a month! I am going to start eating healthier and taking the stairs instead of the elevator! I am so excited about starting this! I hope I succeed! wish me luck!!!!

Black Friday= nuts

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Well me and my friend Ruth attempted our first black Friday together and it is safe to say we both hated it. It was packed and the lines were super long and it was basically just crazy! The deals were not even as good as we expected and were not worth waiting in the line! I haven’t even been to bed yet because we went shopping. I think that I am going to go to bed and then hide in the house for the rest of the day!

Thanksgiving… Enough said

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Food food food and more food. I am thankful that my family gets together and celebrates this holiday and that I have amazing friends. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head and that we have the ability to have all the food at thanksgiving that we do. Some people forget that there are families who don’t have the money to celebrate this holiday and some people don’t have a place to go. Be thankful for what you have because others do not have it. Hug your family and friends and give thanks. Realize how lucky you are for what you have and don’t fret over what you don’t have. Things could always be worse!!!!

I love break!!

Another reason I love break is because all of my friends from high school come home for break and I get to see them! Some people I havent seen in forever!! It is so excited to see people that you havent seen because it is all about remembering the “good ole days”!

So far I have seen two people that I never get to see and hopefully tonight I will get to see more! I am so excited! We are all going out to Mowies, which is a pool place right by UIS, and playing pool. It is the place to be and I love playing pool.

So far I have had a good break. I have gotten a lot of homework done and I have gotten to see a lot of people so far! I still have 4 days left of break to see people! Some people havent even finished school for break yet! Some schools in the area still have school on Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving! I am glad that we do not have school because I need the time off!

Now tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am so excited for all the food and goodies I am going to have! Then I also get to see my family and friends! This is just going to be an amazing break! I am so happy!

Well I will make sure to post lots of pictures tomorrow of all the food and stuff we will have at my house! See you then!

Break = amazing

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After a completely stress filled week and full weekend it is nice to have a break to chill out and do nothing! The wedding was amazing! I cried but it was an awesome experience! It is my first wedding where close friends were getting married! The reception was a lot of fun! We danced and did karaoke and ate! The food was amazing!!!! And we were all starving after the wedding! I’m so excited for amber and anthony they make an amazing couple and I’m so proud of them!!!

Today I played softball for another team that needed a player. It was a lot of fun even though we lost! I also got to watch my friends team play. It was the absolute last week for softball and now I’m going to have to find something else to do to keep in shape. My friend does Zumba class and I might have to give it a try. I am hoping to find a basketball or volleyball league too!

Right now I am enjoying relaxing and doing nothing but laying in bed and listening to music. It is nice not worrying about anything! I love break!!!! Now bring on thanksgiving!!

Dress rehearsal!!!!

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Tonight is the dress rehearsal for Amber and Anthony’s wedding! I am so excited! It is going to be an awesome night with some amazing people! Tonight and tomorrow are going to be extremely busy so I probably am not going to be able to write! So congratulations to Amber and Anthony! I hope everything is amazing for you both!
Talk to you all later, and I promise to take lots of pictures!!!

Turkey dinner

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UIS had a turkey dinner for students today! It was delicious!! And we were helping charity because in order to get in we had to bring a can good!! They had turkey, potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie!

Finished!!!

A random picture from my cruise!

Crunch time is finally over! I finished my paper for my Thursday night class and now I am smooth sailing into Thanksgiving break! Just have one class tomorrow night and it is break time! I am so excited I definitely need a break!

Even though it is break time, I still am going to work at the office at school and at the high school. Got to have money! So basically, I am only getting a break from school and not work! And technically, I have homework to do over break so not much of a break at all, but no class!

Anywho, I am just excited about getting a week off from school and a couple days off of working! I need it! And I just keep telling myself that When we get back from break we only have 2 weeks left and then exams and we are smooth sailing to winter break! I cannot wait!

For your entertainment, here is some more random pictures!

I miss the summer time!

RIP Dakota

AMBER IS GETTING MARRIED IN 3 DAYS!

Being a commuter!

I sometimes hate being a commuter! It is nice because you can live at home and save money instead of paying for room and board, but sometimes it sucks because you live at home and you have to drive all the way to school! This morning, I was running late, and running late to me is not leaving my house 30 minutes before my class starts! Then when I get here, already being late, there is no parking spots! Ugh, it is frustrating because if I lived on campus I wouldn’t have to wake up until 30 minutes before class starts and I wouldn’t have to drive all the way to school and find a parking spot! It is incredibly frustrating to be late for class and not be able to find a spot!

However, even though it is frustrating, I enjoy living at home with my Grandma, and I wouldnt change it even to save some time! I wish that I was getting the same experience as kids who live on campus, but my gma needs me to live with her and so it is much more rewarding living at home!

Anyways! That is my complaint for the day! I hope everyone has a great day and I will write to you guys later!

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