Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 50 - yay for flowers!

I love flowers, or more specifically, I adore roses. I love the way they look and the way they smell. They're not really a representation of emotions, but they are something beautiful to be appreciated.

I went to the store today and was approached by a sales associate. He asked if I wanted to take home some roses home. I guess they were rotating stock and needed to make room for the new flowers. Any way around it, I now have a gorgeous dozen red roses sitting on my table.

Day 49 - doors and windows

It seems that these past few weeks have been a period of saying goodbye. It has become evident that there are plans and dreams I've held on to for too long that needed to have the door closed on them. I sometimes get ideas in my head of the way things should be and how life should go and I wouldn't let them go voluntarily, so God had to shut the door. But I trust there is a window or another door waiting to open.

Day 48 - yay for no seat buddies

Both planes back from MI, I had an unexpected treat. I was able to sit without having anyone next to me. But this also meant I sat at the very back of the plane. I felt the need to take the obligatory picture out the plan window. It wasn't a very clear day, but it was still interesting to be able to see patterns and ridges as we flew past.

Day 47 - Home sweet home

It may not seem like much special, but it's home. No matter where I move, this house will always seem like home.

Day 46 - Fall colors

I loved being able to be home in the fall. All the leaves had turned colors and I spent the day raking at my sister and brother-in-law's house.

Day 45 - mom

While I was in no way happy for the reason I was home, it was so good to be there. I got to see all my family and spend some time with them.

Day 44 - Wednesday night routine

Every Wednesday night for almost 2 years, I would attend 20/30 group at Grace Church. For the last few months, I have definitely fallen out of the habit. Every time I go back though, I'm reminded how good it is to be around people who believe as I do and love worshiping God together.

Day 43 - Sadness

I wasn't sure what picture to use to remember today. This seemed pretty fitting. This is the day my sister found out she lost her baby. I can't even begin to describe the pain and heartache that I felt for my sister and brother-in-law. All I wanted to do was to be home with my family. These are the days that I wonder why I'm in NC rather than with my family. But, God has a plan and a reason, and someday I'll know.

Day 42 - A gorgeous fall day

It was unseasonably warm, so I decided to head out to the reservoir. The sun was shining and the water was glass smooth. Unfortunately, done here many of the trees are pine and so I don't get to see the fall colors.

Day 41 - Pink-tastic

I've been looking for a small speaker for my little ipod. Just my lucky day, Ross had them on sale, but the only downside is that the only color I could choose from was pink or pink. I guess for the price I can't complain.

Day 40 - Book Character Day

We don't celebrate Halloween at school, but we do have "Dress like a book charachter day" I had a few students that decided to go all out. They are an absolutely adorable bunch.

Day 39 - "I'm so money..."

We were sitting down to dinner tonight and I was still debating what picture I should use for today. Amanda had out her calendar and in the back was this dollar bill. When asked why, she said "I'm so money, I sometimes have to remind myself"