In my wallet…

Today, I was in and out of my wallet several times.

I had lunch in the Union inbetween writing sessions. (BTW, I wrote 11 pages for my paper! Yup…almost done in one day!)

I went to Kohls to buy Tyler underwear. Yup, I’m officially a wife now. I run errands to buy underwear for boys. It felt weird.

Then, something interesting happened at Target. I went to Target for a new pillow (my neck has been killing me lately) and when digging in my wallet, a shiny new penny caught my eye. Then it REALLY caught my eye.
There was a new penny with ^this on the back. I didn’t know we got new pennies. Did anyone? I googled and found out there are 5 new pennies in circulation, 4 released in 2009 looking like this:
Apparently, the 4 pennies released in 2009 chronicled Lincoln’s life (it IS his penny after all)…and the new 2010 features a union shield. “The 13 vertical stripes of the shield represent the states joined in one compact union to support the federal government, represented by the horizontal bar above. The horizontal bar features the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM—”out of many, one”—while the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is depicted along the upper rim of the coin. The union shield, which dates back to the 1780s, was used widely during the Civil War. “

Why haven’t I noticed any of the 4 pennies? I only noticed the union shield one today. Look in your wallet….did you know we had new pennies?

Losing Steam

I’m so close to the end, and I’m sad to say, I might be losing a bit of steam.

I was so productive the past two weeks.

I only have to edit 3 papers, and write 1 more (15-20 pages).

I was going to go to the library all day tomorrow, but I’m going to look at a house!

Such an answered prayer! Tyler and I prayed together the other night that some door would open up for the perfect place…and it might have! We found one townhouse 10 minutes south of town. It would cut 10 minutes both ways off Ty’s drive…and it was a little bigger and in ok shape.

But today, I called on a house 10 minutes further south (which is REALLY where we were trying to go to cut 20 minutes both ways off Tyler’s drive) and the owner agreed to lease it to us for a year! I’m going to see inside it tomorrow! And get this…its all redone inside! woohoo! I hope nothing goes wrong with it! I’m so excited that it might work out. God is so faithful!

Hanson Music Video

My favorite band Hanson made the best music video and released it today.

I must share it with whoever might read this. Its amazing!

Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’

HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

House Hunting

I went this morning to look at another set of apartments.

They were really nice. Like brand-new never lived in nice.

But they were poorly made and poorly designed.

The carpet didn’t look like it was installed well. One edge wasn’t straight and the corners looked funny. Plus, the stairwells were all crooked, talk about a mess to move in and out of! Then the master bath had no bath tub…and I’m a bath tub girl. And the two bedrooms were the exact same size. No real “master bedroom.”

Then I was just thinking, those apartments were kinda like people. Some people look really put together on the outside, they are beautiful and covered in the newest things. But inside they are a mess. Hurts, distresses, and problems all around.

We can’t be fooled by the beautiful exterior and think people have no problems inside. We must look deeper into people and love them and help them through their issues.

But, I won’t be doing that with this apartment. I’m just gonna find another one. haha…guess the metaphor isn’t perfect! 🙂