Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fixing Cars and Doing Cartwheels

It's Wednesday!  My lab day.  The day that I study hard all my cardiac notes to prep for my next big test.  The day that I drink two cups of hazelnut coffee with Cinnabon creamer.  The day I learn about nutrition in class.  And then go home and make beef fajitas for dinner.  Bring on the sauteed bell peppers!

This week has been CRAZY.  I'm learning to live like crazy because life is just non-stop right now.  Yesterday though, was pretty fun. :-) David had the day off and I only had lecture 'til one thirty so....we came home and had hamburgers outside on the picnic tables.  (However I ended up sitting on the sidewalk next to the picnic table because I was so cold in the shade....there was lots of sun on the sidewalk lol :-) 

And then we went to the park and played frisbee for like an hour.  THAT was fun.  May or may not have included leaping onto park benches to make dramatic frisbee-hurls.  And *someone* was having a seriously fun time cartwheeling down the grassy hill!!! And it wasn't me lol!!!!!  

Over the weekend the car broke down. :-( Dear old "maxi" has been so well behaved but....she let us down.  At the beginning of our relationship we decided that she was jealous of David having another woman in  his life, hence the occasional car-issues.   Not that we're married I think she's resigned herself to not being first in his life

Thankfully David was able to fix it.  My childhood dreams of having a "mechanical husband"most definitely came true!!!! haha !

It's been super nice outside recently, I LOVE being in Sierra Vista.  And I can't wait for Thanksgiving this year! Not only because of all the yummy food and getting to celebrate it with both our families, but also because Jonathan will be here for it!! Yay!!  He got leave to come back from Germany for a few weeks.  I can't wait :-)

I'm fast learning that trying to juggle being a full time student AND a great wife means I have no spare time.  (Well, I'm never bored anyway!)  And with that, I'm realizing that spending time with God doesn't have to be a 4 hour every day event (though that would be nice).  I'm learning that He isn't ONLY found in the quiet afternoons where I have nothing to do and can read my Bible for hours.  He isn't only found when I'm carefree and have all the time in the world. 

 More realistically, actually, He's found in the stuff of everyday.  The busyness.  The life part of it.  Where I have a million things to do and only a few hours to do them, and I'm stressed out and pretty much totally fried - that's the opportune time to lean on Him and recognize His presence.  To be still, and know that He is God.

And my wonderful husband here is constantly a blessing to me.  I love being married!!!!  It's more wonderful than I could have ever imagined.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Miss Blogging!!

Well hello there.

I've pretty much been out of the blogging world because my head is STUCK!!

Stuck in books, I mean.  I'm like living in my textbooks.  Cochise College invariably owns me these days.  It's crazy! It's this whole process of learning how to juggle all five classes at once AND end up getting higher than a B in each one to pass.  It's dreaming about unfinished assignments at night and waking up at 4:30 am to study ACE Inhibitors and Beta Blockers (this morning's joyous activity).  It's breaking down and totally freaking out because of three momentous tests all in the space of a few days. It's going without lunch because somehow you ended up with no break in between lecture and lab (8:30 - 3:30) AND you forgot a fork to eat with anyway.

But in between all that craziness?  Is stuff that makes me laugh.  Like, going ahead and eating that mac'n cheese with your fingers in the confines of the lab hall before class starts. Like, borrowing someone else's shoes for medication returns because you totally forgot to wear the required ones.   Like, giving the 77 year old Simulation Dummy patient at the lab his dosage of Lisinopril and asking him if he was pregnant or nice.  (Well it WOULD have been a contraindication for the med, if he was a she!!!)

It's all the wonderful stuff that makes this school stuff less-messy. 
Like, having a husband that took up the challenge of romancing me in 15 minutes or less.  While I was in the shower, he managed to race around the house cleaning up, lighting candles, turning on Italian music, dressing up, and then topped it off by getting down on one knee and reciting all the reasons why he loves me and why he's glad he married me.

Like, having slices of Pumpkin Supreme over candlelight together.  
Like, spontaneously dressing up nice and then going out for an Olive Garden dinner.
Going for walks together (and making neighbor's dogs go crazy by barking at them lol).
Trying to do things we did when we were little at the park (cartwheels, handstands, climbing flag poles, etc) and proving to be sadly inept at all of them.  
Having devotions together in the wee hours of the morning before David leaves for work.
Watching A Christmas Story together and figuring out our plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Laughing ourselves silly over my Martha Mahinski imitations and his impeccable Napoleon Dynamite imitations. (He's amazing lol).

All in all?    
We're doing well.  Very well.  Crazy busy!  But lots of good and wonderful and happy moments in between that make it all worth it :-)  

Friday, September 26, 2014