Thursday, November 24, 2011

Counting my blessings

Happy Turkey Day!!! Today I spent some time counting my blessings and I have found that I am a very blessed young lady. I have all of the things that I have set out to have at this point and I thank the Lord for that every day. Recently I have been posting something that I am thankful for on my facebook page every day. We were given an assignment last week in my Psych class to write down something that we were thankful for each day for a week and keep it in a journal. In true Vern fashion, I was a head of the game. Here is my journal! What are you thankful for today?
November 5, 2011- Today I am thankful for the opportunity to further my education and for the person that pushed me to do this the most! Even when I felt like giving up all hope of going back to school they wouldn't let me! Thanks Bear.
November 6, 2011- Today I am thankful for My beautiful little sisters! The girls that keep my life interesting!
 November 7, 2011- Today I am thankful for my Murph dog, Squirrel, and DaBear! Three little fuzzies that bring love and laughter to my life every single day.
November 8, 2011- Today I am thankful for my friends. :)
November 9, 2011- Today I am thankful for the future that is ahead of me. It's a wonderful feeling to wake up each day and be that much closer to having everything I've ever wanted!
 November 10, 2011- Today I am thankful for my family!
 November 11, 2011- Today I am thankful for all the Veteran's that have served our country!
 November 12, 2011- Today I am thankful for my home. I love where I live!
 November 13, 2011- Today I am thankful for the doctors who have taken care of me throughout my scoliosis adventure.
 November 14, 2011- Today I am thankful for understanding professors!!!
 November 15, 2011- With so many Americans out of work, today I am thankful for my job! Got dirt? Call us at Shawn Wilson Excavating! (575)354-3478
 November 16, 2011- Thankful for the little things in life that bring me joy. Fuzzies snuggled next to me, favorite song on the radio, good grades, driving the new pickup, etc.
November 17, 2011- Today I am thankful for having an amazing man in my life.
November 18, 2011- Today I am thankful for Stephanie Meyer and her over active imagination that has kept me entertained for the past four years. Yes... I am a Twilight fan. Stop judging me.
November 20, 2011- Today I am thankful for good weather! It's November, I'm in a T-shirt and drinking beer on the front porch. Apparently winter missed the memo! ;)
November 21, 2011- Today I am thankful for green chile! Seriously, I'm not even joking.
 November 22, 2011- Thankful for my grandparents! All of them!
 November 23, 2011- Today I am thankful that my manfriend and my fuzzies love each other as much as they do. Murph is moping around the house since Manfriend went home for Thanksgiving. I hope Murph and I survive the next few days.
 November 24, 2011- Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful for every little blessing in my life. I am thankful for waking up each morning because each day is a gift and I plan on taking full advantage of each gift given to me!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

So close now.

The semester is winding down and I am having a hard time keeping my head above water. I know that I should be studying and paying attention to my classes but my concentration sucks right now. I am just ready to have a break already! It's going to be great to have a month off! A month where I do not have to worry about assignments and quizzes and my brain can rest for a little bit! A month to worry about my finances and the holidays! (Wait, maybe I want to stay in school!)

Speaking of the Holidays... in true Vern fashion, the Christmas trees and decorations are already up at my house. I know, you probably think that I am crazy but I just can't help it! I love Christmas decorations and cozy nights and snuggling with my fuzzies! And with my new Manfriend. That's right, I said new Manfriend. I'll tell you more about him at a later date. Until then though, here is a preview of my fabulous Christmas trees!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just a vent...

I am currently back in college and loving my classes. The semester is drawing to a close and I am a little sad about it but, I will admit that there has been one thing that has driven me absolutely crazy lately. I am taking a couple of online classes and one of my fellow students it seems has made it a mission to push their religious beliefs on every one in the class. I cringe when I read this students post because I know I am going to be absolutely irritated by the end of it. I've been very tolerant until now, now I have been set off. I am all about learning about different religions but please, let me do it on my own and just answer the question that you were asked to answer and quit dragging in all of these things that have absolutely no relevance to the discussion.
Growing up, I always knew and believed that God does exist and I knew that I would have the opportunity to explore religion on my own terms but when someone begins to push, I do not learn anything. In fact I rarely hear the words that come out of their mouth.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

20.... Seriously?

So normally I try to ignore things like this because it's just the kind of thing that people like to argue over, (wait that doesn't sound like me at all, I love a good argument.) but has anyone else seen all the news about the Duggars announcing Michelle's 20th pregnancy? Even better she is 45 years old. What the heck people? What century are we living in?

Ok honestly, I understand their beliefs, I really do, but isn't there just a point when you stop and say, "Wait, I am putting my life in danger here.", or isn't there a point when her husband should be saying, "Wait, I don't want my wife's life to be in danger." How about that baby that they are fixing to bring into the world. Let's think about all the things that this child could be born with because of the mother's maternal age, birth defects, downs syndrome, mental retardation, and heaven forbid that they bring another premature baby in to this world that spends the first few months of it's life struggling to stay alive inside a hospital. Call me crazy, but I am having a hard time finding the pros to having twenty children. Yeah, yeah, I know, they can afford to do this financially but really...when is enough, enough? I am seriously worried that each one of their children will continue this and have twenty or more children of their own. Can you even begin to imagine? If each one of their children had twenty children that is 400 Duggar babies running around. They'd have to rent a stadium just for Christmas gatherings. Oh, and lets not forget the recent reports about the worlds overpopulation problem. Hey Duggars, save some room for the rest of us to produce offspring! Holy Macaroni!