Thursday, April 30, 2009
After this week's show, I got to thinking, if they can do it, what's stopping me from being my healthiest? It was amazing to see the improvements in their health after 16 weeks. I came to the declaration Tuesday night that I'm going to start running again. It's amazing how much better I feel when I'm working out and eating like I should! I will be working from the Couch to 5K plan. Feel free to join me and comment with your progress!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I found this one on craftstylish. I scored the shirt at Savers for $0.99 and had a blast making it with my grandma! I did modify the pattern a bit. First, I wanted the pocket on my skirt, so we had to cut a bit higher and then stitch the sides to create a little bit of an A-line effect. Second, my belt and waistband aren't as wide as the pattern says, but it works!
This I found on Joann's website. I think my gauge was a bit off, and I used double crochets on the base rather than singles, but I love the way it turned out! I found the button at Wal-mart of all places! I was on the hunt for something vintage looking, and think the button is perfect!
My mom, grandma (probably), and I are planning to do a craft project this weekend, so I'm sure there will be more pictures come Monday!! :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
For the rest of the In-n-Out part: I left line yesterday after a woman came out telling how she had been there since 9:00am (it was now almost 1:00pm). I went back today, and the line was super short compared to yesterday. I still waited some, but it went much quicker than I thought it would! I also got a second interview, which went very well! I am staying positive and will know either way by Friday. :)
Monday, April 20, 2009
10. If you live on campus, get to know your Resident Assistant (at ASU Community Assistant) and any other staff on your floor.
9. If you live at home or off campus, investigate the resources available to commuter students (at ASU, here's the website).
8. Think of a few of your interests and search for a club along the lines of one or more of your interests.
7. If you are tired, go to sleep. I promise you will do much better work if you aren't completely sleep deprived. (I must give credit to one of the Peer Mentors I oversaw this year for this insightful advice; it's pure genius!)
6. Don't procrastinate, so you don't have to stay up all night before the assignment is due. I am just as guilty of this as anyone else. I promise your life will be so much easier if you start the assignment early.
5. Go to class. It sounds trivial, but you really will do much better if you go to class and pay attention.
4. While in class, don't email, im, facebook, watch sports, play games, etc. It's tempting, yes, but all the people sitting behind you will thank you if your computer screen isn't distracting them too.
3. Keep looking for scholarships throughout school. Sometimes there are scholarships specifically for upperclassmen; sometimes scholarships are available through your department. It pays to check out where the money is!
2. Go to your professor's office hours, at least once during the semester. With the impending budget cuts, class sizes are again increasing (didn't know they could get any bigger). You will thank yourself if you get to know your professors a little bit. They can provide help on upcoming papers, study suggestions for tests, and potentially letters of recommendation.
1. HAVE FUN! Most importantly, remember to relax and take a little time for yourself. College should be fun; it's kind of a transition between childhood and the real world. Take advantage of having this time!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yesterday for example, I was up early and got my oil changed (a big accomplishment). So I dropped by my mom's house and asked her if we should call grandma and grandpa to meet for breakfast. We did and it was wonderful! I showed my grandma a clutch I had crocheted, and she just marveled and oohed and aahed. My heart swelled because I could see that my grandma was proud of me. She also had show and tell! She has gotten heavily into beading, and made bracelets for my mom and I. It's so special to wear something and get a compliment on it and say, "Thanks, my grandma made it for me!" After breakfast, my mom, grandma, and I went downtown Mesa. For anyone looking for a neat outing, this would be one! As we perused a few stores and gawked at the unlimited options of yarn in The Fiber Factory, we had the most fun! After downtown, we went a couple other craft places and it was nearly 1:30pm before we went to drop my grandma off at her house. We were all hungry again, and so we had lunch with my grandparents! It was such a treat to get to spend so much time with them and just be able to enjoy the time.
My grandparents know so much about life, about my family, and about our ancestry. I am so lucky to have them close for half of the year, and to be able to email and call them the other half. I feel blessed by the love and knowledge they pour into my life.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I'm a student at Arizona State University studying Political Science and English Literature. Eventually I want to teach high school English and government, but at the rate jobs are being cut, I think I'll pursue a Master's first! I love life and I love living my life to the fullest! Blogs will include current happenings, current craft projects and my thoughts about life.