Except it is. This is my chance to show off all of the wonderfulness of Christ in me. It's a brand-new way to make him famous among brand-new people. And so I'm taking it.
And, just for kicks, besides all that, I've got some other plans for summer:
Things I Want to Do During the Time that I am Forced to Leave Tuscaloosa and Take up Residence Elsewhere*
- Read Lord of the Flies and A Farewell to Arms and The Joy Luck Club
- Lose 10 pounds
- Learn how to do something new (maybe ride a bike! or bake something awesome from scratch! or how to make a yo-yo walk a dog! Sheesh. So many possiblities.)
- Build a better relationship with my grandparents, and
- my nieces and nephew. I want to carve out time for each of them specifically. (A really cool fact is that I'm getting a brand-new niece in August. I'm very, very excited for Gracie Laine.)
- Find out more about my mom's childhood and young adult life from her brother, my Uncle Darrell
- Get a great tan
- Write several times a week, and
- continue writing poetry.
Moreover, I want to start productivity and proaction this week. I really, really need to
- get my computer fixed
- buy new headphones
- buy a phone charger
- paint my toenails
- get my eyebrows waxed
- lose 10 pounds
And here's a photo lineup of my week (just for your enjoyment, of course):
This was actually a few weeks ago, but it makes me laugh.
We did Kate's hair for her night out. I'm not sure how much fun Katie had, but WE had tons!
Snowcones. Mat Kearney. Best Friends.
She's coordinated, she really is. The problem is her coordination does not make up for my lack of it.