I have been semi-absent from blogging this month. My life has been really good and really crazy all at the same time. For those of you that read this and don't read any of my friends blogs, I am dating Blake German, and he has taken quite a bit of my time...but I'm not complaining
So to recap this last month....
-I continue to struggle with the injustice and poverty in the world. The Lord has been showing me a lot of scripture concerning his heart for such things. It hasn't been easy to deal with.
-Work has had its ups and downs. This week has been really good. I am finally getting some stuff done that I have wanted to accomplish for months. I have had a peace inside of me concerning work this week. Wondering if it has anything to do with the extra amount of time that I have been spending with Jesus...I'm gonna go with yes. Usually when work isn't stressful, it is just the calm before the storm, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Lord has definitely gone before me this week and paved the way.
-I think I have the most amazing boyfriend. He tried to make me cookies last week after we had a discussion via email where I told him I didn't want flowers anymore, I wanted chocolate chip cookies. It didn't turn out exactly as he planned, but it was extremely sweet. You can see how that turned out by clicking here. Last Friday morning, Blake knew that I was at Uncle Harry's reading. When I went out to my car, there were flowers on my windshield with a note. :)
We went to Santa Cruz a couple weekends ago and had a great time. I made him lay out on the beach (something he has never done before) and we both decided next time we would bring Luke and Sarah Mundy with us so the boys could play and Sarah and I could lay out.
Although Blake normally lets me get my way, and he always tells me we can do what I want, last night I let him have a night. We went to the driving range and hit golf balls (and I didn't suck, which was a plus since I am kinda competitive), he chose the restaurant (Cheese Cake), he even chose the dessert (Adams Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple cheesecake), and then I even let him pick out the movie that we watched (except he picked a chick flick for me, What Women Want). He has done numerous other sweet things, but I don't want to make anyone sick because of how sweet he is. :)
-I have seen more carpet samples than I have ever wanted to in my entire life. My parents are going to be getting new carpet, and my mom insists on getting my opinion. Which is funny because she doesn't really want my opinion, she just wants to find somebody who agrees with what she likes...she is even making Blake look at carpet, but so far he has been a champ.
-Last Friday night Sarah, Luke, Blake, and I tried to go to the Monster Truck Rally at the Fresno Fairgrounds. It was sold out!!!! I never knew that there were so many rednecks living in Fresno.
-The Office is back on, which makes me extremely happy. What has been disappointing is the length of the show (only 30 minutes) and to be honest, two of the three episodes haven't been that funny.
-Lots of good conversations with good friends over good meals...I really do have some amazing friends!