Saturday, March 29, 2008

the countdown has begun

...may 5th is the day when i finish up at my job. the remaining 26 work days will be jam-packed with candidates on campus interviewing for my position, the family housing carnival, the community yard sale, and saying goodbyes.

i have had a lot of unpleasant feelings about living here these past two years, but just as we are about to leave the tides have shifted. now we have a thai restaurant! that really changes everything for this asian-food-loving-girl! i think i could be happy here for a bit longer, but the time has come for us to move on.

still not a lot of news in the way of graduate school. i called CSU this afternoon to see where they are at in the process, but only reached voicemails. grrr. more waiting is in store it seems.

in other news, i now have permission to look on and checkout possible additions to our little clan. we are really hoping to find an australian shepherd-poodle mix. i know, i know, 'a poodle?' you say, but the lack of (or limited) shedding factor is huge. plus, i love the curly hair look--it just makes dogs look a little more scruffy. by the way, 'scruffy' is the primary characteristic we will be basing the pet selection on. so if you hear of any aussiedoodle puppies in need of a great home, please let us know!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

long few weeks

so much has happened recently that i debated even posting as there is just too much to cover.  first off, my trip to spartanburg was incredible and i am missing the warm weather, wonderful people, and rewarding work that made up our trip.  the people who planned all the alternative breaks warned me that there would be drama and that i should anticipate major team issues.  i experienced neither and instead got to work with a dream team.  go team Haba-Tat!

while on the trip i found out that my grandma warner passed away.  it was for the best but it was still devastating.  she hasn't had much in the way of quality of life and i am glad to know she isn't suffering any longer.  none-the-less, i am sad and i mourn her.  growing up papa always made me say "i love you and i miss you" as i got off the phone.  that sums up how i feel now.  it has been a rough month losing papa overstreet and now grandma warner.  

just last night my bike was stolen from in front of our house.  i finished giving the police report a few minutes ago and don't have much hope for its return.  hopefully the renter's insurance will come through! :)

in other news here is how grad schools are stacking up for us:
  • university of washington--no news
  • university of oregon--rejected lindsey
  • university of vermont--no news
  • university of arizona--rejected brandon
  • colorado state university--no news
  • arizona state university--no news
we hope to know something soon, but are coming to terms with the idea of not getting in anywhere, as impossible as that is to swallow.  

see, so much to post that i debated the worth of putting it all up.  it is good to have it all said and hopefully to update each of you.  don't take our lack of phone calls or emails personal--life has just been busy.  

Thursday, March 6, 2008

letting go

below is a quote from one of my favorite authors, ann lamott. it struck me so i chose to share it here with all of you.

I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path. We're here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges; you don't have time to cling to the need to be right.

it helps me think about how ridiculous it is for me to hold onto stuff!