Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Babysitting Fiasco

In the 7 years that I have been babysitting, I've never had a major problem. No broken bones, no broken furniture. Everything always goes really well. Tonight, I learned never to take your eyes of a Kemp child for 2 minutes.

I went to the bathroom, and when I came back, Andy had beautiful pink fingernails. And red body glitter EVERYWHERE. I took him to the bathroom and scrubbed  and scrubbed and got most of the glitter off, but fingernail polish wasn't going anywhere.

Good thing Sarah thought it was hilarious.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Lesson Learned

Last night, Cameron invited me to go bowling with his friend and her boyfriend. I was very apprehensive at first, because I did not really like this girl, and I always wished that he wasn't friends with her. But, I decided to go anyways. I had so much fun! Now, I will admit, I probably couldn't hang out with her every day, but I don't dislike her anymore. Plus, smashing him at bowling was well worth it!

So, I've learned my lesson. Don't make up your mind about someone based on hanging out with them once.

And I found out the reason he had never invited me to hang out with them more. He thought I wouldn't have fun because I didn't know them. How sweet is that?

Oh, and he still is in the habit of paying for random things of mine. I'm still trying to figure out what in the world he is doing. Boys.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Library

Will be my best friend tomorrow. But, it will be that best friend that you hang out with for the whole day and you realize that it's the kind of best friend that you only want to see on your terms. Tomorrow is definitely not on my terms. it will involve a lot of coffee, a lot of music, a lot of typing, and a lot of heavy books. These books in fact:
And those are just the ones from my personal library. By tomorrow, I hope to have a ten page rough draft and an abstract written for another paper. I need major motivation. I hope my paper is kind to me and my professor even kinder. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Praise the Lord

After my flooring meltdown the other day, for some reason I decided to look one more time at my laminate options. Lumber Liquidators just happened to be having a huge sale that of course, was over today. I began looking at the options, and all the time I was thinking all of these colors are ugly in my price range. Then. lo and behold, I see this. 
While it wasn't my first choice, it was on sale for 59 cents a square foot. They were practically begging me to purchase it, right?  Turns out, I had exactly enough money in my house savings jar to buy it. And the best part is, we have to pick it up in Tulsa, which means I get to see my brother. This girl is a happy camper today.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The House

The House as I like to refer to it now, is driving me insane. I literally had a breakdown today. I never thought it would be such an undertaking, or such an expense.

Speaking of expenses, that is what my breakdown was over. Mostly the expense of the floor. Flooring is one of the highest priced items for the whole house. I really really wanted beautiful dark floors. But funds are short, so I think I'm going to be forced to put vinyl everywhere. I'm trying not to be upset about it, but I keep telling myself that I can always put something better down later.

Because of "The House" I was also forced to tell one of my best friends that I am not going to be able to afford the plane ticket to visit her this summer. Which means, I probably won't get to see her until Christmas. I can't even explain how upset I am about that. I miss her so much, and I was really looking forward to spending a week with her.

I'm starting to dislike "The House" and all the problems it is causing.

Needless to say, not the best day I've ever had.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Etsy.com is the coolest website I've ever seen! They have tons of homemade and vintage items from thousands of sellers. Seriously there is everything that you could imagine. And, the prices are generally very reasonable, so check it out!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

If Jane Austen Would Have Written My Life

So I'm in this Jane Austen class this semester, and I've realized just how much she relates to my life. So, if Jane Austen would have written a novel mashup with me being the main character, here is what it would sound like:

I am Fanny Price in a world ruled by Caroline Bingley and Marriane Dashwood.  I'm in love with Mr. Darcy, but if I could find an Edmund Bertram, I'd take him. I've had my fair share of Henry Crawfords and Edward Farrars come in and out of my life, but have maintained my modest persona. Mr. Darcy is in love with Lydia Bennet. My best friends are Elinor Dashwood, Elizabeth Bennet, and Jane Bennet. If I'm not married by the age of 27, I'm going looking for Mr. Collins. Watch out Charlotte Lucas.

So basically, I just did this for fun, and because I'm super nerdy :)

And I know that Lydia would appreciate!

Monday, March 14, 2011


I love, but it does not love me.

I think these trees are beautiful.

And I can't wait for this. 
But, right now, I can't hear out of my right ear because it is completely stopped up from my allergies. 

And my professor made a complete idiot out of me in class today in front of everyone. I can't stand him. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Great Night

This evening, I hung out with Cameron.

A little laughter.

A little food.

A little fun.

A little detour.

A great night.


I just want to drop out of school. I can't stand this professor that I'm sitting in class listening to for the next two hours. I have two tests on Friday. Three presentations next week. Two 10-15 page research papers to write. A book to read. Three smaller papers to write. Basically, I'm tired. I just want to stay home in my pjs all day and be a bum. But I won't, I'll do my work, get no sleep, and carry on. But really, I need my own personal editor so I can get all these papers done!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Tomorrow, I am teaching the College Lifegroup class. I'm pretty nervous, but there will only be like 4 people in there, so I shouldn't be. I am going to be talking about friendship, something that is so important to me. The Bible has a lot to say about friends, and I thought I would share the verses that I'm going to be talking about tomorrow with you.

Proverbs 18:24 
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 13:20 
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.

John 15:13 
Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 27:17 
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 22:24-25 
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Proverbs 12:26 
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

How many times do we think about what friendship really means? Do we always associate being friends with a very special kind of love? Because I can tell you from experience, that from friendship, the deepest kind of love develops out of trust and selflessness and all the other things that come with friendship.  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Plans

Are always different than what God's are it seems. Every time lately that I've made up my mind to do something or not do something God laughs and says "No way!"

I got some hard news today that just added to all the confusion and uncertainty that I have been facing.

But, my job is to be there for my dear friend. No matter how much it hurts me, that is my mission. To be a good friend, a shoulder to cry on, a smiling face, a hangout buddy, whatever is needed of me is what I'm called to do. It is my turn to be selfless.

Pray for my friend, pray for me. Be a friend to those who need it this week.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

So Emotional

And this isn't like me at all. I don't enjoy it. There is no good solution to fix it, and it's going to be hard. Really. Hard. I don't even know if I can do it. This morning just proved how weak I am.

I know how much my friends care about me, and I've realized how right they are, so it is time to just suck it up and do what is best for my life and the lives of other people. To stop kidding myself and face reality.

I know this might not make a lot of sense, but I just had to write something out.

Till tomorrow, friends.

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