Pay day is always a good day

It's true, pay day is always a good day. Today was a good day. I caught the cold thats been floating around work... but its hard to avoid when kids and babies are hacking all over me. But besides this lurking cold... I'm really doing good.
My job is awesome. Seriously awesome. I love the kids I work with! They crack me up every single day! Today some kids were sharing their political views... and they are obviously midget versions of their parents... but its hiliarious to hear a 2 year old say "Barack Obama is stupid!" And I think it's awesome that a 6 year old wants McCain to win the election because McCain likes guns :) Maybe I'm biased...but these kids are smart. Anyway...enough politics.
The sunset was beautiful tonight. I LOVE sunsets. I know.... who doesn't love sunsets. But I really love them. Sunsets just blow me away. I still feel that Ripon, CA has some of the best sunsets I have ever seen. But the midwest has had some really awesome sunsets as well... just not as often.
To top it all off... I won a $50 gas card from Pizza Ranch! Woooo!! How awesome is that in itself?! And then to think that gas, as of today, only cost $2.05! That is amaaazing! I'm stoked! God knows, I needed this.
I am even more excited because my mom is coming back from CA next week :) I haven't seen her in over a month. Chris is also coming out around Thanksgiving :) I cannot wait!! It has been wayyy too long since I have seen that boy :(
I am currently looking into taking a crash course in "Driving in snowy/icy weather". I am NERVOUS.


'Tis the season to be scared

Man, life is getting scary!! I no longer fill my planner with paper/assignment due dates... I now fill it with payment due dates...yuck! I know most people get a feel for this wayyy earlier in life... I guess you can call me a late bloomer.

I really don't have anything worthwhile saying at the moment.

Right now the overall theme of my life is .... change. Not like the Obama slogan "change" but....just change. And I like where I am right now....so please God, no more changes! At least not right now...

...the cool thing is, I've learned a LOT about myself in the last couple months.


Not quite what I pictured...

Here I am in South Dakota....when I thought I'd be well on my way to California. Here I am getting ready for a real winter... when I thought I'd be heading to the beach in a week. Here I am starting to live in the real world.... and wishing that it hadn't come so fast.

Life is good. But it is most definitely not what I pictured it being like just days and months ago.

I am learning more now than ever that I do not have the say-so for where my life goes.

"Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." --Thomas Carlyle