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It’s been A WHILE.

194991858836575354_0bBrML64_cSo this morning I’m enjoying my peppermint mocha, reading my friends wordpress blog and I begin to think about my own blog. “I wonder when my last post was?” I thought to myself. “JUNE 9th!!!” I answered myself. Wow I am not very good at this. haha. AND before June my previous post was in MARCH. hahaha. I need to be better at this.

Obviously life has been crazy. I haven’t had much time to myself just because I’ve been so consumed with school and work and when I’m not doing that my first choice to to be with Trevor and our families. Having time to myself is not high on my priority list, but I think it should move on up. It will be good for me. So one of my goals this Christmas break is to update me blog, make it reflect who I am and what’s going on in my life. Not sure if I’m going to focus more on art or journaling or a mix of both. The point is that I need to be consistent!

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Drink More Water

This morning I’m reading my bible in John 3 and I because it’s so good I continue onto chapter 4. Here Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman, whom Jews do not normally associate with, and asks for a drink. Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

I keep reading. I as I do this I am drinking from my red plastic water bottle thinking about the truth of being thirsty and hydrating myself right because it’s something I often forget to do. Before I run today I want to drink at least two bottles of water because I want to hydrate myself. I know that if I don’t, then I will get easily dehydrated and pass out. Bringing some water to run might help but I really need to prepare myself before I run to be safe. This way I’m not worried about making that mistake again as I have passed out from the heat before.

In this same way, I have to prepare myself spiritually in the mornings before I take on the day. If I do not consume myself in God’s word- studying it, writing it down, and praying about it- I am much more likely to stumble. I feel so much more prepared, much more confident in my step when I’ve prepared myself for the day. So this is a reminder to myself to drink more water.

 

 

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Random facts to note while procrastinating…

I like:

dresses

slippers

snuggling

drinking nesquik with my spoon in the cup

musicals

singing in the car (but I think it’s odd that I never sing in the shower)

 

I do not favor:

my hair in a ponytail

simultaneously hearing two songs

people who drag their feet

yelling

frosting

wearing earrings and a necklace together, especially if they match

 

I clean when I am killing time and/or procrastinating.

I have had way to much chocolate today.

I think now it would be a smart idea to do my homework.

 

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The Band vs. Jesus

So last night, some friends and I went to Banter to See Karyna Cruz and Zach Blach perform. At the end of Karyna’s set she cam around to talk to everyone and also to pass out bracelets, stickers, business cards, all with her name in info on it. She obviously does this so we will use these items, people will ask about it and she will get her name out there. This method easily spreads the word about her music and expands her contact with these people.

As she came around I took a couple business cards and thought to myself about who I could give these to this week. Karyna is great and clearly with the links to her website I’ve given you, I want you to be able to know who she is.

I wonder why we are so good as spreading the word about about our favorite band, but when it comes to spreading the word about Jesus (the one true God we should be worshiping), we fall short? It’s very easy for us as humans to talk about earthly things because that is what is on our minds and that is what is important to us.  But if we captured that fire, and we used it for the glory of God, think about the big things that our Lord will do.Colossians 3 says that you (we) are to “Set your minds on on things above, not on earthly things… When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory… you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” How awesome is that!?!

If we are with God daily, it will begin to show in our hearts, minds, words, and actions. This is defiantly something I am working on and I challenge you to take His word to heart and do this as well. Please pray for me as I work on loving the Lord with all my heart and with all my mind, especially this week.

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The One Where They’re Up All Night

This is why I try to never workout late at night. Despite the fact that we only got 5 minutes into the warm-up before Trevor got another caffeine headache, my body was so energized that I COULD NOT sleep once I got back to my apartment.

First I called Trevor to tell him goodnight.

Then I took a shower. (Both normal parts of my bedtime routine.)

Next I went on facebook for a little while thinking I would sleep after that.

The problem with that was, I wasn’t feeling tired AT ALL. I was actually really hungry.

Maybe I should finished the disc of Friends I started earlier today…

Still wide awake.

By this time it was almost 2 in the morning and after exploring pinterest for a while I thought reading 15 pages on Fmylife.com would be a good idea.

Not a good idea.

This only made matters worse because now I was LQTM (Laughing Quitely To Myself) in an empty apartment.

By this time I was really really super hungry, and despite my better judgement I went to taco bell at 3am.

I left the apartment building surprised to see so many people also awake at this hour and I wasn’t exactly comfortable with it.

I got my #8 and sat in the living room to watch the next disc of Friends thinking I would surely fall asleep there.

At 5:30am I was still awake.

I laid on the couch… forcing myself not to get up, in fear that maybe I would become even less tired.

I did not touch the TV… I did not touch the hall light… I just laid there.

“Fall asleep, Mary.” I thought to myself. “You have no choice now. NO, you will NOT watch another disc of Friends, the sun might be up by the time that’s over.”

So I tried to close my eyes. What I thought was 2 minutes went by and I looked at my phone.

It was 9:04. “Thank goodness! I slept for 3 hours!”

Ok let’s try to do that again. Maybe I could sleep all day.

Open my eyes… 9:47 … close my eyes

Open my eyes… 10:18 … close my eyes

10:50 Gargi left the apartment… close my eyes

11:20 Gargi returns, asks me questions. I’m up, there is nothing I can do about this now.

Go back to bed. I’m still not sleepy.

Now I’m blogging about it.

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Tangled Elephants

Haha Gotcha didn’t I?
Today Trevor said he wanted to stop by because he had something to give me… He surprised me with the Dvd “Tangled” and I was so excited! I told him the moment I saw a sign that it was coming out that I was going to ask for it for my birthday. “Why would you have to wait all the way till your birthday?” he asked. “Well I’m not just going to buy it. lol” Anyway, I was very happy that he came in the pouring rain just to bring it to me at my apartment. That was so sweet and thoughtful of him.

Later on tonight, the girls and I went to the movies and saw “Water for Elephants” for some roommate bonding time. I finished the book just before it came out and I was pleased with the movie. Of course it wasn’t as good as the book because they left some parts out, but still it was good. I knew when I saw the preview I was going to love the cimematography, art direction, costume design and the animals, but it was a bit graphic for my taste. I didn’t really enjoy seeing the violent parts, as I never do, because then I have those images in my head. So I might just fall asleep tonight watching Tangled.

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Pinterest!

I am now on Pinterest! I LOVELOVELOVE this site! I can now see something, love it, and then instantly pin it to one of my boards for inspiration! AND it austomatically saved the link from which it originally came! How awesome! I highly recommend this site for any artist, photographer, cook, crafter, interior designer, decorator, bride to be, wedding planner, any event planner or anyone who wants a wonderful place to post all thier inspirations. My inspiration boards can be found at http://pinterest.com/maryjames/

Have a wonderful day!

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