Monday, January 9, 2012

a day in the life :)

The hour is late, and the house is quiet. Gilmore Girls is on, which always brings a little touch of comfort to my soul; Lorelai and Rory are like old friends, and their constant banter and laughter calm me at the end of long days, as they chitter chatter in the background as I get ready for bed and wrap up the day. My little Christmas tree is lit, as are the Christmas lights still strung up around my room, each casting their lovely, warm glows on the walls. I'm fantastically cozy, and yet, there is a flaw in this seemingly perfect evening...the stink bug. Yes, the stink bug. I spotted him about 2 hours ago above my window, and then I lost track of him. But then, I found him again, up on my fan, way too high to reach! Then he flew over near my bed, and now, he's missing. And I just cannot sleep knowing that that little creep is creeping around my sleeping area. *shudder*

Today was a lovely-ish day, I'd say. First of all, I slept in far too late; that's what adds the "ish" onto the end of lovely. I hate sleeping in too late. It's such a waste of valuable hours! Thus, tomorrow, I'm setting my alarm! Even though I technically don't have to ;) Ambitious, I know.
Our local Christian bookstore is closing, which is completely depressing. But the plus side is that everything in the store went on sale today. So a friend and I went down and strolled around, and found some lovely deals! My favorite item I got: "The Love Dare". I've wanted it for a while, I just hadn't gotten my hands on it yet! I also got a little Bible Study that goes along with it. It's meant for husband and wife though, so it'll be going on the shelf for a while ;)

My amiga and I then made our way to Walmart on a search for Tim Tebow's book. Seriously, in the past like, 24 hours, I have gone from being slightly in awe of, to totally charmed by him. Tall. Dark. Handsome. Absolutely, totally in love with Jesus, and not afraid to share it. Courageous. Earlier conversation between my mother and I: me: "Mom, I think that I'm meant to be with Tim Tebow. Really...I think that I'm meant to marry him *stares off into distance, dreamily*" Mom: "Yeah, you and every other young Christian girl in America". ...She's such a downer sometimes.

Today, I rented the movie "To Save a Life". I've heard a lot about it since it came out many moons ago, yet I hadn't seen it. I think I liked it...I'm actually a tad bit unsure. I mean, it was certainly good! But it was a heavy movie. And I don't know how I feel about the ending. You know? I've got mixed feelings. It was definitely one of those films though that keeps you thinking even hours after it's over. For me, that's actually somewhat rare.

And ladies and gentlemen, that was the extent of my day. I know. Lame. But that's what happens when you work in retail and Christmas is over, and they no longer have any hours left to give you. You end up moseying. But hey, on a somewhat side note, I am staying at Harry and David! Remember my being a tad anxious about the fact that I was hired seasonally, and I thought for sure that they wouldn't keep me past that? Well, they are! ;D I'm a very happy camper!

Ah, Olive Garden commercial. Mmmmm yum! And it's 12:30 in the morning. I hate food commercials. You never see them at an opportune time.

How will I go to sleep with that little creep hiding out? What if he's in my pillows?? Eh... *shiver*

Aha!! Like, 2 minutes after I wrote that last sentence, as I was looking over this post, I found him!!! He is now captured in a cup in my room; I shall set him free in the morning. And now, I will get a lovely night's sleep, no longer worrying about waking up with a stink bug in my hair


  1. Haha! Glad you caught the stink bug. I can't sleep when I know there are insects loose in my room...especially mosquitoes. Yuck.

  2. I've been totally wanting to read Tim's book and see the documentary on him - I'm sure they're really good! It was so awesome that they won the game on Sunday - and the game on Saturday should be really fun to watch too! :)

    On a side note, if you haven't already, read the book based on the movie "To Save A Life" (or maybe it's the other way around...) anyway, I read the book first and then saw the movie and honestly, I liked the book better. That's normally not the case, but w/ the book, you could better understand the characters and they had more scenes in there, etc. I felt like the movie was kind of chopped - they didn't keep the scenes the same as what was in the book (not that i was expecting them too) so that was kind of disappointing...

    Sorry for the long comment - really like this post!! :)

    ~Rachel <3

  3. Gosh, I saw Tim's picture and started to swoonnn...seriously, I did. Your day does sound rather lovely-ish:)

  4. Tim Tebow is my hero. Such an amazing man of God. I'm in the middle of reading his book, and it is * so good! *

  5. You crack me up! I have found like 3 crickets in my bed this year!!! What is up with that?!
    People say it's good luck but it still freaks me out! lol


  6. Oh my gosh, tebow is seriously my dream guy!!! I love him to death!!!


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