Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Skeetle Deedle Deet, Skeet Skeetle...

I was so lucky to get to go home for so long [a week].  Despite the stresses of being snowed in with my sister and parents for two days in a tiny duplex, I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with them, as well as the great times catching up with some old friends.  There is just a stillness and peace about being home that is hard to find anywhere else.  

All that being said, I am back in Kansas in my little [dirty and messy] apartment with my dear friend/roommate Marion.  We have done so much to be productive, err, I mean, not productive, since I have been back.  Mostly just watching hours of tv, playing on our computers, and "running errands" that may or may not be necessary.  Uhh, oops.  I love no work and school.  [For about two more days, because I am seriously getting bored.]  We did, however, just begin cleaning, me the bathroom, Mar the kitchen, and are making some progress there.  Our rooms however... don't even want to talk about that.  My goal is to have it clean by tomorrow.  If only I had a tv in my bedroom... oh wait, I do, sitting in the closet not plugged in or turned on.  Shoot. 
Ohhhh I hate the distance.  I keep hearing that absence makes the heart grow fonder... and well, my heart is feeling pretty dang fond today.  Maybe the snow will all melt between now and 6:00pm tomorrow.  Please?  I wish I may, I wish I might, melt all the snow on Highway 77 and I-80 tonight.  Amen.  [Amen?] 

I want to make some treats and goodies for tomorrow and Friday.  Hopefully my car is not frozen to the ground and I can find my keys and drive to the store tonight or tomorrow.  I LOVE making treats [as long as I have someone to share them with so I don't eat them all myself]!  But seriously, I love love love to make them.  And eat them.  Err.. dangit. 

Oh and I am on the waiting list for a class I want more than ANYTHING to be in [as in, have I ever actually wanted to take a class?  I don't think so.  This is it folks, this is THE class.  This is the one I want to take, more than any other!  Call me crazy, [and perhaps selfish and with my priorities a teensy bit out of whack] but I may have asked God to get those two people out of the way so I can get in this class.  Uhhh, is that ok?  It's hard to tell.  I always wondered about that whole, bargaining thing, like, does it work?  Hey God, if you get me in the class I will do all my homework and get an A?  Uhh, hiya there God, any chance there will be an opening in that class anytime soon?  If there is I will be sure to make treats for everyone in class, once a week.  Helloooo, serving!  Right??  Oook, probably not.  Shucks. 

Ok uhh, bye.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

17 Again?

Hoooome home on the raaaangeee.

Good things about home:
1. I feel like a million times healthier than I did three days ago.  Mom actually cooks meals (and not just pasta and chicken), and goes to the grocery store. So she can eat fresh veggies.  And fruit.  Yay!
2. The Gazelle.  Special thanks to the next door neighbor for not using her Gazelle anymore and giving it to us.  Muchas gracias indeed.
3. ZUMBA.  Thank you Lyd and Pam for the intro.  I hope we can get a class at the Rec!  [Suuuper fun]
4. Duh, Mom Dad and friends!
5. New/free iPod!  The Apple Store has the most friendly employees ever.  Beats the uninformed Best Buy people with a stick.
6. Picking out my Christmas presents and my mom buying them for me with me there.  Lol.  All I asked for was postage stamps, which I am not getting by the way, if anyone is looking for a last-miunte gift idea para me, but anyway, I basically asked for nothing but postage stamps and oh yah, new cardigans (which I probably don't really need... but will always want) and thus my mom has mostly bought me some of the things I want over the last couple of days, and I will just act surprised on Friday morning when I open them!  :)

Bad things:

1. Far far far away from Apt #13.
2. Far far far away from mi hermana.
3. Far far far away from Nebraska.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

whooosh, that was fast.

A whole year goes by..
So fast. 
This time 365 days ago...
It was freezing cold outside.
But I was in a hopital bed,
puking my guts out.
"Recovering" from a doctor cutting into my brain,
having thirty-some staples put in my head,
getting three plates and screws put in there,
eating nothing,
and doing my best to bring joy to those around me.

I have to remember.
To remember to thank the good Lord every single day
for blessing me with life.
For blessing me with friends.
For blessing me with a wonderful family.
For a fiance.
A godly, wonderful man.
Who told me I was beautiful
(when I was most certainly not).
For blessing me with a praying people,
a people who prayed that I might be ok.
I must remember that God does things for a reason.
And that "all things work to the good of those who love him."
That his plans may make no sense at times,
but that he has something great in store,
and wants me to be a part of it.

Thank you, Jesus, for life and the opportunity to be a part of your awesome ministry here on this earth. 

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 143:8-10

Friday, December 18, 2009

I think I can, I think I can...

Just have to make it through today then freeeeeddooommmmmmm for two whole weeks.  I talked wedding with a friend last night who LOVES to talk wedding, and am excited and ready to plan again.  Yay!  I'm getting married!!!  Ready to plan plan plan!  [Like, details, not big decisions.  Definitely tired of making those.]

Still looking for ideas if you have any!

Today I am filled with joy.  Thank you Lord for cold weather, a job that lets me off for break, no more finals, family, friends, fiance, and a much needed time off from the busy life I lead.  I only hope and pray to be a blessing and bring joy to others today and throughout this season. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hello all!  I'm doing well, in case you were wondering.  This semester is FINALLY almost over and my break from doing homework and finals has approximately 2.5 minutes remaining, so this will be quick.  Make that 2 minutes.

Anyway, my finals are going well, thanks for asking.  I have a paper and a true-false test left to go and then will be in the clear for a couple weeks, hoooorraaahh!!  During said couple of weeks, however, I will actually have to start planning my wedding and making decisions and paying for things, as those things have not been getting done thus far.  Oops.

Inquiry of the Day [which may or may not return on any other day]: We are not serving dinner or having a dance at our wedding [there will be hors' de vors (however that is spelled) and cake and what not, so you will not starve, I promise], and are looking for something unique and special to do as our "entertainment" so to speak.  Perhaps a small jazz band or fun crafts, or a little something for the guests as a parting token of mine and Nick's love, but regardless, I, mind you, we, are looking for ideas.  SO pretty please if you have any, I humbly ask for any tips or suggestions of things you may have seen at another wedding, done in your own, seen on Bridezillas, or perhaps just dreamed in your pretty little head.  Yesterday marked exactly five months [Holy Cow, I know!  Where does the time go, wasn't I seventeen and almost going to Garth Brooks' house with (name shall remain a secret) and pointing a pinky at "that girl" just yesterday??!  Bahh!] or 155 days until the Big Day, but much planning will commence over the course of the next few weeks, so seriously if you have any ideas, shoot them my way!

Muchas Gracias, Denada, Bueeeennnooo Massssss, I mean, Thank You Very Much, Have A Nice Day...

Hannah :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

terrible, horrible, no good very bad day

Ooook so my day was probably not near as bad as the title of this post makes it out to be, seeing as there were a number of positive elements in place to offset the outrageous number of negative ones... but i thought of that book and thought it sounded like a good title for the not-so-good day I had today.

Anyway. [Ever noticed how often I use the word anyway? I tend to get off subject...task...course...the list goes on..] For that matter, I have a seriously large project due tomorrow and I'm not even done with it. Distraction city. Owl City? Love those fireflies.

Rough day. Lots of things went wrong. Overreaction on my part though, to the max. Frustrated and tired. Ready for no school.

Good thing I have people to love and be patient with and forgive my shortcomings, mistakes and flaws. Good thing I have a God who continues to forgive my shortcomings, mistakes and flaws...every single day.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it." Romans 7:15-20