Friday, July 29, 2011


Today, I have been working on my blog deciding on how I want it to look.... for now... It is going to be like it is now. I think I like it..... IDK I might change it again tomorrow. I am tired of working on it for now.... lol!


Hmmm....... What am i thinking about? Classes starting.... I am taking 15credit hrs this semester... Plus I have to be in the elementary school for 100hrs. So this semester I am going to be a little busy... I am so excited that I only have three semesters left including this one... I should graduate Dec 2012 with my Exceptional Student Education/READING/ESOL, B.A. I cannot wait!!! Then I will be certified to teach :D I take my certification exams in January. :D I hope I pass them all the first time... otherwise I have to go back to FL and spend more... It cost $750 to take the tests... :/ That's a lot of money just for the tests. I ordered the books to study for them this whole semester while taking my classes... Hopefully i study and understand everything and do a good Job... :/
Anyway... I am going to clean the apartment... 

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well, today I am very sore. lol! I had Zumba last night and then this morning I went to pilates which made me even more sore... lol!!! My back is really sore... :/ I am about to take an ibuprofen    I really dont feel like washing dishes... :/ But I need to. Yesterday I cleaned the whole apartment and folded/hung and put away all clothing... So the apartment isnt a mess anymore. lol! I got around 5hrs of sleep last night. So I am very tired and I am sure I will go to sleep early tonight. Mikel is working till around 4 today... I cannot wait till he comes home... 

I really like the view of the mountains all around us outside.... They are pretty even though they are all rocky and they don't have trees and grass on them like the ones i'm used to in Tennessee. Our apartment keeps their yard green and covered in grass by watering around 3 times a day.... So there is grass and trees right outside my home... but its not the same as in FL. I really miss the pouring rain during the summer.... Here its been raining at night while i'm sleeping or it rains for like 5-10min. I miss walking out the front door and looking at a lake. I miss water!!!!! lol!
Anyway, that's all for now.

James 1:19-25
19  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Randomness About my Pets

 So last night we went and got two more fish for our fish tank (two had died and they were under warranty so we returned them for two more). We went to sleep and forgot they were in the bag floating in the fish tank.. luckily for us... they were still alive at 5am when I let them out of the bag into the fish tank. They are currently still alive and swimming. I hope our guppies make babies. We have a fish tank full of only live breeders and a algae eater. I hope we get some babies out of that tank! We shall see....

We gave Midnight a bath last night.. of course he hated it because he is a cat. Afterwards he reminded me of the cats in the commercials on TV for saving the pets. He looked all scraggly and like a raga muffin. Midnight is really funny when he takes his medicine... He licks his tongue a million times... I have started giving him kitty treats after he takes his medication he seems to like that. lol!!! He doesn't like it that we lock him out of our room at night.... but if i didn't he would eat my hair all night and play with it... We tried letting him sleep in bed with us... but he keeps waking us up all night... So now he gets locked out of the room. He meows for the first 15min that hes locked out... if we are talking then he continues to meow at the door until we are quiet for 15min. If we get up during the middle of the night then he comes and meows at the door again for 15min.  He is a very silly kitty!!!

Cocoa has pulled a lot of stuffing outside of the comforter we have.... it had a little hole in it so she pulled as much stuffing out as she could in the few minuets that she had... she also spread the stuffing across the living room so yay! now I have to pick that up...  Today I decided to not let her in the kitchen at all anymore. She so far is doing pretty good about not going in there.... :/ We shall see... So far she is not fully house trained... each time I think she is going to go a few days without going in the house she spoils it.. :/ the longest she has gone without going in the house is 4days... Hopefully she will be fully house trained before September... That is my goal... We shall see...

Thats all for now....

Strong Enough by Matthew West

This song is amazing!

Mrs. Esther

I got a call early this morning that was surprising. #1 it was around 4:30am my time so I was half asleep. Mrs. Esther died at 10:45pm EST last night. :( She had asked me for a picture of me in my wedding dress (She helped make getting the dress happen) I was going to mail her the picture today if I could get an address. Now, it is too late. She will never get to see that picture. But I know she loved Jesus and trusted in Him so she is now in heaven. I know her last few days were not so good, so she is in a better place now; with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I miss her though. I remember going over to her house and talking to her; she was always so funny. She loved Lil Shawn, she would play with him and give him a little bit of her coffee. Lil Shawn loved her! I know I will not be able to go to her funeral/memorial service, but I thought I could at least write a little about her here.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am trying to decide on a template for my blog.. So far I like this one with the monkeys... I am looking at others as well... Let me know what you think!

Bible reading and memorizing scripture.

Well, today is Tuesday and usually I would have went to Palates this morning... but I was exhausted! I didn't get much sleep last night because Mikel was moving so much trying to find a position that wouldn't hurt. Oh well... I guess I will go to palates on Thursday instead. :)

Recently, I have been working on memorizing the book of James. I only have memorized the first chapter and 4verses into the 2 but I am working on it. Everyday I try to read through the whole book of James and read a chapter of psalm and/or proverbs. Its hard to be diligent in this... Some weeks/days I do great... I remember and take the time to spend in Gods word that I need to, and other days/weeks I don't.... I have found though, that those days when I read even just a chapter of any book that, things go better. That I feel like I can handle anything because God is with me... There are also those times when God uses what I read to smack me upside the head.... But who is complaining... He is God and He loves me and wants me to Glorify Him. I can't do that if I am not obeying him and acting like him can I? I think not! Anyway, if you read this... I encourage you to take sometime to day to open your bible (or the app on your phone/ipod) and read a chapter or more and pick a verse or passage to begin memorizing. Reading and memorizing God's word brings us closer to Him, makes us stronger in Him, and helps us to encourage others. We as Christians are supposed to "Hide God's word in our hearts." We cannot do this without knowing what His word says.

Well, that's all for now...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hi ho, hi ho....

I am back from Pilates... Not sure if i wrote about that in the last post. Pilates is awesome, but a very hard work out. It uses every muscles and strengthens your core muscles especially. I am hoping to have some very strong core muscles by the end of this year. Every time I go to Pilates it wares me out! I am now tired and just want to take a shower and go to bed and its only 7pm... I haven't even ate dinner (or got it cooking for that matter.) Mikel is taking a nap so I thought I would write on here a little bit. Anyway, I love working out and cant wait till my body is finally in shape!!!!

Today Cocoa has managed to destroy my silk flowers... at least I bought them from the dollar tree so it only cost $1. She ate all of the flowers off of the stem. :-( oh well, too late now... they are currently shredded all over the living room floor so now I have another thing to clean up....

You know what I hate? Washing dishes... every time i wash them they get dirty again within a few min... One of us gets out a clean cup or I cook or bake something.... It drives me crazy!!! LOL! Why cant dishes clean themselves... Yes, I have a dishwasher... but there are always those dishes that do not fit and also.... I hate unloading it... I dont have a problem with loading the dishwasher just unloading it... lol! there is probably something wrong with me. lol. 8-) Oh well.... Sometimes it just feels like all I do is clean that kitchen and wash dishes....

Anyway, I am going to get dinner cooking... I am making chicken leg quarters with potatoes and a broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot melody. So its off to the kitchen I go... hi ho, hi ho...

Mikel's Back

Today I got up and went to meet Mikel at his doctor to find out what is wrong with his back. His back has been hurting for the past week and this weekend it got worse. No pain meds help the pain to go away. :( Mikel has been in severe pain for the past 3days. :( The doctor said she thinks it is his muscles because he has scoliosis. The scoliosis causes muscles to be used differently and makes it easier for injury. :( So the Dr. ordered xrays and Mikel was xrayed and gave him pain patches hopefully he will begin to feel better. She also made sure his supervisor knows not to make him do too much and told me to let him rest when he is at home. Oh the doctor also told him that he needs to go to the physical therapist to help strengthen his back muscles so that they will not injure as easily. I am very worried about him because I can tell just by looking at him that he is in a lot of pain. Yesterday 90% of the day he spent laying on the couch/floor because that was the only way he could find relief from the pain. He spent very little time doing anything else. :( I am just hoping he gets better soon! I want my husband who is not injured back! I love him so much!!!! I wish I could just kiss him and make him all better!!!

Our kitten has a parasite so he is taking meds. He hates his medicine. He fought me and scratched me but he ended up taking it all. He is taking an oral medicine that I give to him via a syringe. It apparently does not taste good to the kitty. Cocoa is doing good and hasn't had any problems we are considering getting both pets microchipped just because of moving and going to new places we are afraid of them getting lost and that is one way that they can be returned to us.

On a good note, Mikel next month gets to apply for a new job. I hope he gets it. It will be doing something with computers. He really wants this job and kind of hates the one he has so it would be really nice if he got it. The only thing is that it will mean moving to wherever he is going to be trained and then once training is over moving again to wherever he is stationed. I am afraid we might have to move before this year is over... I just finally got everything put away and unpacked and now we may be moving in the next few months. :( We will be living on base if possible next time we move. That way we will have a backyard for Cocoa to play in and a house instead of an apartment. I just don't know where we will be moving to or what things are going to be like for me since I have to be in the classroom for 100hrs this semester... I am worried that we will get orders to move before then. If so, Mikel might have to move without me and then I will move as soon as I hit my hours. :/ But that's the life of a military wife. A wise person told me that plan A is only as good as plan B which is as good as plan C. You never know what may happen or where you will be going so you need to be ready for any and everything. :) I know that no matter what God is in control and that ALL things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. So everything with be ok, because I have Jesus and He is in control of everything!!!!

Anyway, thats all for now folks!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Well, its been a while since I have been on here. I now live in Arizona and am married to my wonderful husband Mikel. Arizona is totally different from FL. It is super hot here and when the wind blows it makes you feel hotter than you did just with the sun shining down on you.. :/

My life in Arizona is different from what it was in FL. Number one, I am married and now have a husband to take care of as well as a kitten and a puppy. I also work out a lot... I am trying to loose weight before going back to FL in January. I miss everyone so much! I think I am beginning to make some friends. I really like our church even though it is different from the one I have been going to in FL. I start school again Aug 22, I only have 3 more semesters left (2 if you dont count the one i start in Aug lol). :) I cannot wait to be done with school and to become a teacher.

My days consist of waking up with Mikel eating breakfast or lunch with him (depending on his schedule) and then sending him to work. I then take out the puppy on a walk, clean the house, watch some TV, play on the computer and depending on the day work out in the morning or evening. Oh I forgot, I feed the fish, kitten and puppy... On the weekends when Mikel is home my life is a little more exciting because I usually get to get out of the house a little more and get to see people lol! This past Sat aka yesterday, we had a married couple over to play board games and eat dinner. That was a lot of fun. :D

I still keep on looking at wedding stuff... I keep on having to tell myself that the wedding is over and that I don't need to worry about getting things for the wedding. lol! Mikel laughs at me because of this. He is the best husband ever!

Anyway, that's all i have to say for now...