I don't know if maybe God is trying to show/tell me something, like to chill out... or maybe He is just showing me how special I am... but I have been taking note, as of late, of all of the OCD'ness I have. It's truly amazing. To share a few...

  • If given the option, I will always go to the 2nd bathroom stall. I don't know why... but I guess deep down inside I think that it's the less-used one. But, it never fails, I just head straight for that stall, no matter what bathroom.
  • I physically can't handle dirty kitchen sinks. I gag... and the thought alone makes me gag. No names being mentioned, but growing up, I used to spend a lot of time at a certain house and I would purposefully stay out of their kitchen because it was inevitable that they had a dirty kitchen sink. Looking back, I can't believe there was actually something that would keep me from food... (ok, Henderson folk... I'll never reveal who's kitchen it was!)
  • Of all of the appliances in a kitchen, the one that has to be clean at all times is the microwave. My family had a friend that owned a BBQ restaurant when I was little... and, no lie, I would down my BBQ as fast as possible so I could go back in the kitchen and clean the microwave. Yes, I was an odd little duckling.
  • Lists in increments of 5. I don't care if I have 3 good points, I will come up with 2 more just so it will be a list of 5. If I have 11 things to say, I'll take away one or add another 4 for good measure.
  • Whilst driving in my car, the temperature has to be set on an even number. I know, I know... you'd think I would have to have it on a 0 or 5, because of the previous bullet point, but alas... it remains a mystery.
Ok, that's enough for now. I definitely have more, but not enough to make a list of 10! :)


- one year -

Today, April 21st, is the official mark of me being an Austinite again! Yes, one year ago today, I flew back to Dallas from Washington DC, got into my packed car and drove to Austin! I was thrilled and so so excited!

Over the last year, my life has definitely taken a turn that I didn't expect or plan. But, thanks to God and His Sovereignty, I'm just as happy today as I was a year ago... and, what I believe, as a much better form of me.

So... here's to Year #2 of Round #2 in Austin!


it's going to be awesome :)


in preparation...

I'm seeking God to prepare my heart for Easter. I realized the other night at the Stone Prayer Service that I just wish I was there when Jesus was on the Cross. Don't get me wrong, I feel it... but I just don't FEEL it the way I want. In the sense of the same way my heart feels when I think about Bonfire falling, 9/11, the loss of a loved one. I was there, I experienced them... and I just wish I could have experienced the Cross. To stand there, below my King and just visually see Him dying for me. Since Tuesday night, I've been trying to visualize that. Not to torment myself, but to just be thankful and grateful for someone loving me THAT much.

Over the last month or so, I hear this song "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin and I am moved to tears. "Worthy is the Lamb..." It speaks to me in so many ways... the most obvious is that excitement of being with the Angels singing at the top of my lungs! But, also, that even though I wasn't there on that day of the Cross, He loves me without fail... and I live this life for Him... because He alone has saved me.

Hope you enjoy this song and it spurs you into thankfulness and gratitude!

Happy Easter :)


funny AND pretty zombies

Well, it's Friday... and I haven't posted all week long. I know... the horror :)

First and foremost, I must have the disclaimer that my roommate and I were up until 2:45am this morning. We are absolutely delusional. But, I feel the need to share our conversation via Gchat today...

Linda: i told her we'd be zombies if we came to dallas tonight
me: funny zombies
Linda: ....and pretty! pretty zombies.
me: true true
Linda: and so begins what i know will be a hilarious day of random comments
me: if i were a pretty zombie, i would have long beautiful hair, that blows in the night wind
Linda: and that beautiful hair would be intertwined with long flowing starnds of toilet paper
haha starnds
ummm or strands
me: can it be quilted?
Linda: most def!
me: super soft to the touch?
maybe with pretty colors on there too
cause i'll need it to match my zombie dress
Linda: ahhh if only i had the quotebook in my hands right now
dang- you're one fancy zombie
i'll just go with muted dull colors myself
me: i mean... if you're going to be able to make up your own zombie character, you may as well think outside of the box... be the zombie everyone else would want to be.
Linda: ooo good point. good point. and can i have my own twilightish vampire/zombie hybrid boyfriend? that would be nice
brandi & i were def. discussing twilight earlier- and our era's version- my so called life
me: i just laughed out loud.
like really loud
you can have a zombie hybrid bf...
and I'm pretty sure it'd be okay if he bit you whilst making out... i mean you're already a zombie... how much worse off can a girl get?
Linda: oh my goodness- you are cracking me up- i will now be copying & pasting this convo so as to record in the quotebook
me: don't worry i just sent this whole thing to julie
Linda: but back to zombies, yep, i'd be okay if he bit me
me: of course you would... nothing to lose
Linda: but i would not be okay with him telling me "hold on spider monkey" not cool.
but i would be okay with the flying
me: well I would be okay if he danced like MJ in the Thriller video
in fact, when me and my zombie bf get married, that's going to be our first dance... Thrriilllllller
Linda: ooo i'm thinking mj zombie moves combined with jt sexy moves!
a girl zombie can dream!
Linda: i'll tell you what i wouldn't like- him looking he's gonna barf when i walk into science lab...errr...the room. talk about being self-conscious!
me: i just snorted.
Linda: ok i may be taking this twilight/zombie deal a bit too far
me: I would not be cool with that either
spider monkey
Linda: no soy spider monkey. soy zombie!
me: I think I have my next blog content.
Linda: HAHAHA gotta love the random convos that start as a result of a single word: zombie :)
me: indeed indeed... the.end.
it will be posted on my blog in about 10 minutes