Archive | April, 2008
25 Apr

thankful thursday

  • rita’s coupons
  • raquel + stories
  • friends i can just hang around without participating and not have it be questioned
  • tonight’s gathering + communion, something that really stood out in my week
  • fball + catching up with dennis
  • p.gavin’s laid back nature and letting things slide
  • p.humph’s neverending encouragement for and belief in her students
  • running my first color on press, still amazingly i’m ahead of the class
  • lunch breaks, time to breathe
  • dates with my girls
  • coaches that push me, or at least point out my mistakes, so that i can push myself
  • people who are there for me when i’m at my worst
  • alone time so i can recover from excessive moodiness like my newfound extreme frustration
  • exercise b/c it really does clear my head, esp running
  • after not really running (running to run, not to get somewhere) for a month, still being able to run 2miles no sweat
  • m.chan and her love regarding fball and frustration
  • rb and our early morning talks
  • being able to get a ride to class from cath
  • going to class and having a clear head and a mindset ready to learn
  • p’s safe trip home and in africa
  • chris for pulling together all the drama stuff lately
  • my coworkers for the recent hilarious emails and picnic plans
  • finally, maryland day is upon us, soon no more last minute maryland day stuff at work
  • umbc for teaching me practical design skills and mockup skills
  • daddy for giving me an engineering/logical thinking mind which often comes in handy
  • being raised to not care about doing dirty work
  • last week’s metro photoshoot coming together after the last minute scramble for people
  • cookoff coming together and making yummy crepes with my girls
  • people who take initiative
  • antihistamines to combat allergies
  • tissues packages so i can bring to class/work
  • my friends who love me no matter what
  • much needed naps
  • renewed relationships
  • finally putting together a REAL sunday school lesson
  • the kids who actually are really interested in the ss book and read ahead
  • the implementation of the pushups at practice so timeliness is ensured
  • my science background that occasionally comes in handy
  • people who feel comfy enough with me to talk about real things
  • the amount of attention i get from people, which shows me that i am somebody worthwhile

sometimes when i think i had a crappy week and nothing to be thankful for, i actually think back and realize that there were a lot of little things that made my week worthwhile.

17 Apr

thankful thursday

  • being healthy again
  • prof.humphrey being happy b/c of my hair and shirt instead of being mad b/c i didnt work on my plate over the weekend
  • light practices that have helped my quad heal
  • being able to sit in on my first production mtg at work
  • being in charge of a whole project at work! especially one that isn’t too related to school
  • getting to carney safely in that rain last weekend
  • mrs. kim for being way nice to me and letting me in instead of calling the police
  • my fav, for letting me crash at his house and sleep in his bed
  • being able to bask in the excitement of bmore city+county and feel so ALIVE
  • a productive SL mtg
  • being able to squeeze the fair leaders mtg in during the core
  • outreach night going well
  • m.fu & co making that spectacular movie!
  • seeing old cbc faces at outreach night and being able to share the REM love in me with them
  • all the cbc teams making it to the second weekend of the bball tourney
  • that phone call that shows people think i’m fun, even if i couldn’t do anything
  • tips last week that helped s.xu improve at practice this week
  • getting work done this week and still sneaking in a few hours to nap
  • being proud of my ‘losing ground’ project AND having classmates like it too
  • roomie dinners/meals due to lack of food
  • rita’s, and the nice girl who gave us some ice for free
  • people finishing exams/projects/labs/theses so its smooth sailing til grad
10 Apr

thankful thursday

  • teachers who push you to your best, even if it means redoing a project you’re already 1/3 done with
  • my parents who gave me life 22 years ago
  • people who give me rides when it’s raining, when my ankle hurts, when i’m late
  • teachers who base final grades weighted more on the second-half of the semester performance
  • christopher and the cupcakes; a much needed breather in the middle of practice
  • my squad leaders who are absolutely amazing
  • a good fball practice in which i do good things and bad things versus many many neutral things
  • sunday school students who actually want to learn/read
  • finally clearing up with my dr. what contacts i need
  • being able to drive to class using cath’s permit so i dont’ have to lug huge paper across campus
  • cancelled drawing classes so i can work at home and have more flex time M/W
  • the bday wishes/gifts/balloons/cakes i received
  • a good deal on sunday school books, both cost and delivery time
  • surviving that drive home in the rain after freaking out from almost crashing
  • getting more real work as an intern than others
  • nice admissions photoshoot results
  • fun friends to go out with
  • having my banner chosen as one of the 200 banners in the baltimore urban forest project
  • finally finding out results of bmore-ufp b/c i saw a random photo from the preview event
  • having my banner shown in bmore for two whole months
  • virginia, lauren, and mona, for these crazy muscles and toned body i’ve gained this semester
  • cleats; so i don’t die in the mud
  • encouragement people give me when i have lousy weeks
3 Apr

thankful thursday

  • cool breezes that blow fresh air through the night
  • nighttime walks
  • catch-up chats with friends
  • friends who shake me straight and laugh at me
  • public transportation
  • BFC (BFG), KJV, and other license plates in XX1 that i call friends
  • warm, sunny, gorgeous days
  • last year’s fair gift: a single red rose. dear patti. love, God.
  • the beauty of constantly falling in love with God, my creator, who has plans for me, all over again
  • the friends who care about my emotional and physical well-being lately
  • my home+God under a tent. 1 chronicles 17:1
  • “Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne” — c.tomlin
  • a chance to finally explore DC nightlife
  • patience+irony
  • my parents for their flexibility with car usage and picking me up from school
  • chances that i get to learn more about myself
  • chances that i get to hang out with and learn more about my sg girls
  • sunny + my new haircut that i love so much
  • classes that are spent doing random time-killing things
  • professors that let you set up appts outside of office hours
  • the return of lauren to muscleworks
  • the recent increase of interesting stories to tell
  • hope, promises, love
  • fb messages, emails, IMs that brighten my day 🙂
  • rb; she is so amazing, it blows my mind
  • vibrancy and excitement to live
  • being able to wear shoes, esp in the cold
  • sweaters, umbrellas
  • connections with hilarious art people that i can call my colleagues
  • meat; i.e. chickens, cows, pigs, GOOD HEALTHY PROTEIN
  • nerdy, complex things like food combos that increase bioavailability and absorption of vitamins
  • beckyface and all the hilarious, can’t stop laughing, but it hurts, moments this week
  • the recent addition of APT DECORATIONS. aka rules stolen from dorms
  • cars in yucky weather and when i have unhappy body parts