Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Craving Target

Today as I was leaving my Microbiology lab, walking across the campus to my Microbiology lecture,  I was thinking...I miss Target.  Haha, stupid I know.  But it's been a while since I've strolled through Target at my leisure.  It typically only takes me about 3 things on my Target list to get me there.  Total list maker here....I have a Target list, Costco list, Trader Joe list, etc., etc.  Kinda sick I think. Anyway, I digress.   I think really it's just the mindless strolling I crave.  Sometimes I'll get a soothing (and yummy I might add) Starbucks.  Start with a walk through the clothes, maybe even try something on.  And then make a big loop...stopping off at the books, sometimes board games, kitchen stuff....picking up my 3 "necessities" along the way.  *sigh*  I'm making myself laugh, but I seriously miss that place.  Oh!  And all that is sans kids of course!

This class has been kicking my butt.  Overall I'd have to say I always have this stressed out demeanor while in class (working on that).  But it's just getting harder and harder, so of course I've been getting worse.  Wish I would've appreciated the comparatively calmer semesters when I had them.  Actually, I'm probably still in the 'calm' compared to where I'll be later, haha.  Right now I'm super bummed about an exam I had on Monday.  Officially I haven't gotten my grade yet, but I just know.  I'm sure you can relate....when you just "know"???   My brain rolodex is going to bust.  I've gotten SO much info and my brain works slow (even with the normal stuff).   It takes me too much time to go through and grab what I need.  Urg.  What kills me the most though was how much I studied.  Harder than I have for anything yet, and still.....    Double Urg!

Anyway, I keep telling myself to let it go.  Keep on keeping on (got that from somewhere...want to say from when I worked with Senior's??  Haha...again, digress).  I have a lab quiz next week.  More studying to be done this weekend.  Also have some new lecture material.  Better get a jump start on that too.  7 more weeks until this class is over.  Trying to focus on that a bit.  Can't I do almost anything for 7 weeks???

Ran across this quote today.  

"So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late."
Lee Iacocca

Kinda loved it.  Encouraged me.  :)  Seriously, even if I have to take this class over (Often I have to take it to the worst scenario place cuz it's typically not a 'worst'), I take it over.  At least I'm doing something.  I have a goal and I'm moving toward it.  

Other encouragement lately...

"This is my command- be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9 

"For God did not give me a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline."  2 Timothy 1:7

On a super side note.... found these cupcake papers at a store recently.  I have no plans to make cupcakes, but am pretty certain I'll be making cupcakes at some point in the future.  The colors just make me happy.  :)  My girl was with me and I showed her them and said, "Aren't these cute?  They just make me happy."  And then she was going through the other choices and then grabbed the same as me and said, "Yah, these make me happy too."  Maybe you'll get a cupcake from me in these super happy wrappers.... do they make YOU happy too??

Noticed a little theme. 

Starbucks card and bookmark from a couple of years back.  All from different stores.  Guess I'm drawn to these happy little colors.  :)

Well, off to study...........