Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I've been told, "You're ridiculous" more times than I could possibly count.
  This quote seemed so suiting for my life this week.  But as I thought about it, I feel this is suiting for most weeks.
  I'm not really sure how or why but I seem to attract the ridiculous, the madness, and the imperfections.

But, as I like to say...You've gotta rock what you've got or lose what you've got.
Either decide to own it or figure out how to change it.

Well, I'm not sure I can change how ridiculous I am or my life is.
Trust me, there are days I wish I did not dump yogurt down my shirt because I somehow missed my mouth (seriously, how is that possible?  It's been in the same spot for 20 years!).
Haha but, I believe God made us all unique and wonderfully flawed and broken so He can show how grace-filled and perfect He is.

Might as well embrace it, right?!

So, on that note, this week:

--I've been trying to increase my running distance lately.  However, each time I ran the past few times, my left hamstring got tighter and tighter despite my persistent stretching.  So, on Thursday I was stretching in prep for working out when all of the sudden....SNAP goes the hamstring.  Pain went shooting through my whole leg.  Half of me was in shock...the other half was just mad I wasn't going to be able to run.  So, I did what you should clearly do when you think you tore your hamstring...I worked out! hahaha.  I got on that rowing machine (pictured below).  I went so long and hard I was openly grunting (yeah...I was one of those people).  On that note, I hobbled my sweaty self out of the gym.  The rest of the night was spent with my good friend Ibuprofen.  I just prayed all night that it wasn't torn and put an electrical stim unit on it.  Miraculously, I woke up in no pain.  Hammy was all good.  I was walking.  Umm...PRAISE GOD!  Sooo thankful it's not torn.

--Sunday I woke up, got ready for church, headed out the door, hopped in the car and rolled the window down to catch some early morning sunshine.  Within minutes my head was ON FIRE.  It felt like someone poured boiling hot water over my head which caused a stinging, pin-poking feeling.  I thought I might have got sunburnt the day before.  Tried to ignore it, and kept on driving.  A few minutes later and my face, neck, chest were hot, bright red and super painful.  Trying to keep from sheer panic, I headed back to my house and frantically showed my parents.  By this time I could feel the heat going to my legs.  As I tried to open the package of Benadryl pills, just the light touch of my hair on my shoulders was super painful.  Finally I popped two pills in my mouth and headed for the couch.  Next thing I know I woke up super drugged out of my mind but I was out of pain and the rash (or whatever the freak that was) was gone!  Seriously...is this normal?!

--Poor Lynds & Jess had to deal with my drugged self as Brice escorted us to a hike.  I apparently could not walk a straight line or think clearly.  But, thankfully, by the time we go to the hike I was (mostly) normal and we had a lovely hike in Golden!

--Another one of my professor's mom was said to have only a few days to live.  Man, so sad!  So, another class hits the dust.  It's just madness, I tell ya.

--I LOVE DEMO.  Yep, that's right.  Demolition and I go hand-in-hand!  All of Monday was spent tearing down walls, pulling off drywall, smashing tiles and getting down and dirty.  It was so much fun!  Our house is somewhat of a disaster now but it'll totally be worth the final product.  I can't wait to see it!  Now when I am at people's houses I just think about ripping down their walls.  No joke.  I'm slightly obsessed with it.  Haha, just rock it, right?!

--Last blog I said Dad was at the hospital because of pain he was having.  Well, they couldn't find anything wrong so they just sent him home all drugged up.  He has been feeling pretty crappy all of last week and this week.  Also, he got another chemo treatment yesterday.  So, we are just praying that he will have a better few days comin' up real soon :)

My life is ridiculous.  I am [ever so slightly] ridiculous.  
That's probably true for most people (unless you're in denial).
So let's just rock it  ;)

love these girlies!
I just really love pretending I'm rowing on a lake while doing this...haha

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