Journey

A personal blog documenting my journey through the Bible and my other activities and observations.

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Location: Fresno, California, United States

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." -- The Proverb I remind myself each morning as I wake up. Faith is the center of my life, without faith my life would be incomplete. I'm dating the most amazing handsome-est man GUY ever, who is always there for me no matter what... even if I get a little crazy! I'm also crafty, creative, artsy, whatever.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Busy Busy Buzzy Bee

I haven't posted in ages, I've been incredibly busy and because I can't say no to challenges, I'm going to be even more busy in the months to come.

I ended up pulling out of the knitting olympics before they even started, let's just say I'm a dunce and couldn't find the yarn I needed and gave up. I did however start my first sweater, which I decided I might frog and use the yarn for something else because I don't want to have a sweater made from the yarn I'm using... too sheddy.

The Good Guy Ted came into town last weekend and spoiled me rotten with his pressence that the next 26 days, 10 hours, and 15 minutes* are going to drive me insane.

These last two days were the 30 Hour Famine... we reached a little over 900 at current count and that's short of feeding three kids for a year. We've got more money still coming in so... we might just reach that point.
All 18(ish) of us that were together these last two days bonded through hunger and a common goal. I myself didn't fast completely (I munched on cracker bread when taking my meds and some around meal times,) but mostly everyone else stuck in there with their juice boxes for the full 30 hours. Hunter B-Man kept on going, I don't know how long he was going for.
Once we reached the 30 hour mark there was an amazing breakfast (ha, get it?) spread awaiting in the kitchen. We all ate a lot.
I'm not going to orgainize the april famine, I think a once a year thing is all Campus Life can handle. But, I'm talking to Randy about the fundraising for DC/LA in August.

I'm challenging myself these next two months to read through the entire bible. I've been reading a little bit each day, but I really want to get down and read it all at once. So, starting today I'm diving in and picking up from where I left off and reading for a good hour or two each day or so. I'm going to also continue with reading and studying little bits each day, but I'm going to start that in matthew and work my way through the new testament that way.

Well, this weekend is a crazy one. I have plans, one set of plans I remember, another I remember making plans with someone but now I can't remember what the plans are. Oh well, they'll call me and whatever was planned shall happen.
I'm going to go get myself a nice cup of tea and go read.

*approx.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sweet Cookies

There's this nice chain of cookie shops here in Frenso, Hungry Bear Cookies. I first got to know their cookies when they still had a place in Fresno State's Student Union, probably a decade ago. Between games of bowling with my mom when she was a student there, we would each get ourselves one of their sugar cookies called "Sugar Dream." They really do taste like a sugary dream!
A little bit before this last christmas I had an epiphany, I thought I had discovered the secret to the 'melt-in-your-mouth-goodness' that Hungry Bear's sugar cookies had. I didn't get to really try my brainstorm out, because the secret is pretty hard to find in this average girl's options for grocery shopping. Just a few nights ago I stumbled upon the secret ingredient tucked away high up on the top shelf. Luck was really with me that night, because I was even able to reach it down for myself!
This afternoon I was unsuccessful in wedging myself out from under a very heavy writer's block, so I decided to bake a batch of cookies. It seemed like the perfect time to try out my own Sugar Dreams.
Low and behold, it worked... and so far, everyone who's had one (or two... or four) has agreed that I have figured out the melt-in-your-mouth-goodness. The recipe was supposed to make sixty cookies. After laying all of them out on wire racks and leaving them to cool, I went to go write. Well, when I came back... there was only forty cookies left. I think, I made fifty in total.
The picture doesn't do them justice... there's only so much I can do with a dinky malfunctioning camera phone. I added red food dye for the upcoming holiday... so, be aware ... come tuesday some of you might be suffering from my baked goodies. Tomorrow I plan on making some cupcake delights you can't even imagine...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Sillyness.

I get a scholarships bulletin in the mail once a month or so in the mail. Well, interesting enough, this month has two scholarships for students who work with fibre arts.

Can we say, knitting!??

I'm going to go by and pick up the applications tomorrow and see if my areas of fibre experiences are acceptable!