Sunday, December 9, 2012

Found this little gem on Youtube, today. I'm packing, but you better believe that when I'm unpacked, I'll be making one of these. I especially love the little bubble dress she makes, too!
Maxi dress out of bedsheet!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pesky Pimple Sores, BEGONE!

So I know many of you out there have issues with your face. It's always either pimply or has sores, or dry or whatever. Well, I have a saving grace idea for some of you! This idea was brought on by sheer curiosity, and I am probably not the only one who has thought of it. BUT, here goes.

Now, we all know that Neosporin is great for cuts and sores, yes? It's what you should apply to your bandaid before you put it on the cut(to avoid missing or smudging outside of the gauze), so why not use it for more than just cuts or scrapes? Well, essentially, that's what those sores are on your face. You've itched, you've scratched, you've popped and picked those pesky little sores on your face till they scabbed over...Is it too late to say that this post is a little graphic? Don't worry, it stops here.

I have this problem. It's been going on for me since my Junior year in High school. I have sensory pet peeve. When I feel or see a pimple on my face, it HAS to go. And I mean, immediately. But 99.9% of the time, it creates a bigger problem when I try to fix it myself. I've had scabs on my face for such a long time, and it's embarrassing and horrible. So I had an idea a few nights ago. Neosporin.

I put it on my face - rubbed it on each little crusted blemish and slept with it on. Ok, so it didn't all stop in the previous paragraphs, but we're all adults, here... moving on.

I woke up the next morning with my blemishes uncrusted. I know that sounds really gross, but you know what I'm talking about if you deal with it. You always have dry spots on your face that your fingers are attracted to and they just scrape scrape scrape because you can't stand them being there, even though you caused them in the first place. I'm telling you, Neosporin is a gem.

So, for those of you who need specific directions, here goes:

Do this routine at night, or when you're going to have a long amount of time alone or where you won't be embarrassed by having a glossy face. Put Neosporin on all those little sores. Just rub a little on your finger and apply it to each one. Don't get too copious with your application. Just make sure you cover each sore and that it has something to sit with through the night. I made the mistake of doing this during the day, before I went to our school's dance team performance. I was fine until I went to hug the girls and tell them how well they did. Naturally, when you hug, cheeks touch or pass by hair... it's a bit embarrassing when you stick, so make sure you're not going to be touching anything or anyone with your face.

You can also start off with a silk pillowcase, which is better for your hair and face in the long run, anyway, since it's harder for the oils on your face and hair to stick to the fabric, like it would a cotton or other porous fabric. I actually have a "silky" pillowcase, which is polyester, and probably not as good as Silk, but when I get the chance, you better believe I'm buying real silk to make my pillowcase. The difficulty here is that if you are a side sleeper, it's hard to remain on your back through the night to continually prevent rubbing off the medicine on your pillow. You should be sleeping on your back all the time, anyway. I found that if I sleep like Peter Pan (One leg straight, with the other bent out in a possé, and that possé foot underneath your straight knee) it's a little more comfortable.

Then, in the morning, I like to wash the leftover Neosporin off with honey. I recently found out that washing with Organic Honey makes it difficult for bacteria to grow on your face. It's a SUPER food, so make sure you're giving your body something sweet and healthy like Honey every now and then. Plus, washing your face with honey is (oddly) delicious. If you get the honey in your mouth, it tastes so much better than soap!
Right now, I just have the regular Bear bottle honey, but if you can get organic honey, that would be best. The bees know what's up, yo. Our processed foods aren't as good as what nature can provide.

Finally, my other skin routine products involve moisturizer and a gentle face wash. Please please PLEASE stop using all these harsh products on your face. You're stressing your cells out! Unless you've been prescribed something by a dermatologist, please don't use harsh products on your skin. My absolute favorite right now is the Skin Care Line by Simple. You can find it at Walmart, most certainly. It is just a little higher in the price range, (about $6-$7 for Face wash and Moisturizer, each?) But it goes a long way if you use the "less is more" virtue. I only have a facewash and moisturizer from their line, but that is all I need. You can even put the moisturizer on before you do your Neosporin treatment, and then definitely after you've washed your face off in the morning. Moisturizer is KEY to a great looking face. If you strip your face of natural oils, it freaks out and thinks it has to reproduce them quicker, which is the reason some people have trouble with oily faces. You HAVE to return the moisture you took away from your skin, otherwise it gets dry or over-oily. When your pores get stressed out, they can stretch, making it much easier for dirt and grime to collect inside them. Moisturizer also aids in keeping a YOUNG face. Replenishing the elastin is important, and Simple has natural Skin-Loving ingredients that really do love your face.

So, try this. And I'm not just talking to all the gals, out there. Guys have these problems, too, and I know you like to think you're all muscly and manly, but with a clear, baby-butt soft face, YOUR gals will like kissing you better. ;) (This is just a hunch... Beards/Mustaches are cool, too, but I know your foreheads get very little attention)

Below, I have posted some links to purchase the products I've talked about. I was not asked by any of these companies to sell their products. Click on the words, not the photos, for the places to search for and purchase these items.

Simple Facewash:
Simple Moisturizer:
Don't worry too much about the number of ingredients - they're all good for you, but you can decide on your own on how much you need of what is numbered. I recommend going to the store and looking at the boxes, rather than just ordering it online, but for those of you who shop online all the time, I've made this process a little easier. :)

Aaand, for those of you who aren't as crafty as I am, Here's a link for a Silk Pillowcase:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I R Productive.

So today, I found the time between getting up at noon, going to Walmart at 3, and going to work at 5:30 to wash my work clothes(Previously splattered on with Ketchup), spend time on the internet, dinking around, doing nothing, really, and starting on my latest DIY.

MmHmm. A DIY. And this time I took pictures.

I found this wonderful DIY/Repurpose post on Pinterest about six months ago(on one of my 2 am attempts to procrastinate on my Spanish homework-no doubt) and have been looking for the materials to do this since then.

Until Tuesday, I hadn't had any luck, whatsoever. But, on Tuesday afternoon, my mom took me to a super stinking small garage sale/estate sale where everything was grouped in boxes for $5.00 a box, and nothing interesting was really IN said boxes that would have any use to anyone, whatsoever. BUT I found this beautiful thing, and instantly fell in love.
No, Not the picture. Gosh, no. Though it is pretty, I don't need another stinking picture, unless it has to do with dance. No. I fell in love with the frame. And although it's about 4.5 ft by 2.5 feet, I know it's going to be a definite investment. This thing is going to be one Kick-A Jewelry frame.

Check the price on this bad boy:
And if you can't see very well, it says $1.00. Yep. Uno. One. I bought this HUGE, beautiful (slightly heavy) frame for $1.00 at a garage sale. I think I did pretty well for myself.

So, because I didn't want the whole thing for the picture, I took off the paper backing...

...Kept the label that says "October Morn," because I figure I can get creative with the backside, white paint, and clear nail polish... and I can use the pre-poked holes for some hooks...

...Pressed down the staples holding the picture inside the frame(Why not keep them? They could be useful for something later on!), and pulled the picture carefully out of its previous home.

Wow, that last bit made me sound a teensy bit cruel.

I have GREAT plans for this frame. And I still have some rocketing around in my head that haven't quite been made a possibility, YET, but for now, let's just start with what I've got so far.

Unfortunately, I ended up putting myself back a bit on the price range. But I think that I made up for a total amount cost when you factor in that the huge frame was ONLY $1.

However, when I went to WalMart today, I had in mind to get a bunch of lace to do the string-across thing in the first picture. But I couldn't find any lace on sale that I liked. I even asked the lady(who was a little out of it... I think she was a bit tired) if there was any lace anywhere else, and she said no. Then she disappeared for about 5 minutes. It was a strange moment...Guess you had to be there.

Anyway, I wandered as I wondered "Is there any other way to put some kind of surface inside the pretty frame that would do the same thing as Lace might for my jewelry?" Lo and Behold, as I finished that thought, I also pondered "What if there's a whole SHEET of Lace...?!" and there, perched atop a shelf with others of its kind in about three different colors was a whole fabric roll of beautiful creme colored lace "Fabric." I froze for a moment, and stared as if I had found a blessing bathed in a heavenly spotlight... Then the light flickered, making me realize it was just a dying florescent bulb, and I was presently bumped back to reality.

I paid with a little bit of pain in my thrifty brain. I paid just under $8 a yard for this sheet of lace(and I got about 1.5 yards), altogether totaling a whopping $11.96 for it - but I justified my splurging purchase when I told myself that getting enough lace to do what this sheet was going to do would have costed SO much more than this. When I got home, I realized that if I placed it a certain way on the frame, I actually had twice as much as I needed, but that just means that I have more lace for another project, or extra lace if the half I apply now gets ruined.

So here's a little preview of my work so far:

While shopping, I wandered into the Hardware section and found some nifty little hooks that would allow me to hang all my necklaces on them, neatly and tangle-free. I bought a set of 50 dark silver hooks, even though the frame and colors match more with Gold. They were cheaper than the rest. 50 hooks for about $2.50, when the 8pc. sets were 97 cents. Now, I'm not good at math, but for the number of hooks that I wanted, the 50 pc set was a much better deal.

I did a little bit more splurging, however(which I probably shouldn't have done) and bought a 3 pc set because they were just so darned pretty. They are about the same gold as the frame, and they have this cute little leaf design on them. They're called "Mug hooks," but I can do whatever I want with them, and I want to make them Necklace hooks. So there. [insert stuck out tongue face]

After my excursion to Wally World with me mum, I returned home at about 3:40 with the muse and drive to start working on my awesome new project. Mother thought I was crazy as I explained to her how I thought it would be so cool to have some boards across the back where I could screw my hooks into, instead of damaging the frame too much to put all my necklaces in one place. She told me, though, that there was plenty of wood downstairs at the shop(she and my stepdad own a coffee shop in an awesome old building), and that I was welcome to anything there. So I went there and found some cool boards that I thought would disappear pretty well behind the lace and still serve as a place to sink my hooks into. (Did that sound funny to you? Sink my hooks into? Hmm. Oh well.) The boards are similar to what you see in the picture above the hooks. The little tannish piece sitting next to the lace, inside the frame, on top of the ugly kitchen floor(We're going to get that replaced, someday... not that I'll be around, but it'll still be nice for my parents). My thought is that if I put one beam across the back of the frame and lace, long-ways, and then two other beams across the top and bottom of the middle beam(Oooh! I may just put them 1/4 of the distance across the top and 3/4 of the distance along the bottom... That would be interesting!) I'll have a nice sturdy place to screw the hooks in for all my necklaces. I was also thinking of using the old staples, still, and sticking old gold wire hangers in those and bending and twisting them so that they make some kind of vine design as yet another way to hang my necklaces. I'm liking that idea more and more, so my next assignment for tomorrow will be to find old wire hangers no one wants anymore. Probably just 3, but we'll see how it goes. I think I can still maneuver the back of the lace to allow for some hangers to slip in and stay secure.

Well, tonight, after work, I decided to get down to business. I didn't have enough hot glue to finish the whole project, nor the daylight to start hammering, since the old folks like their beauty sleep, and I'm - well, I'm a Night Owl - but I did get started on most of my project. I have the majority of the lace attached to the back of the frame, however.

Gently, I stretched the lace so that it was pulled across the back of the frame, evenly, and so it wouldn't sag terribly when my heavier earrings found a home there. And believe me when I say I have some heavy earrings.

I decided that it would be too much pull on the fabric if I just stretched it all out evenly across the frame, so I folded up about 1/2 an inch, just above where the board is going to be nailed, and then I continued gluing. This way, when the board is attached, I can take that fold and glue it to the top of the board. There will be a little seam, but the purpose of this is to start another platform for the bottom half of the fabric so it's not pulling on the top part of the fabric. That way, if I have a set of my heavy earrings on the bottom half of my lace, it's not going to pull and stretch the lace so bad as to where they would pull from the top region of the frame. (I hope you followed that...)

This is the last bit that I've done. I'll probably finish it, easy, tomorrow. All I have to do is play around with hangers, attach some boards, and find another stick of glue to glue the seam and the bottom line of fabric to the frame, since I got the top and sides already glued pretty well.

Notice the puckers on the sides. That will be where the seam is.

All in all, I think it's a pretty awesome idea. I'll be really happy if it turns out exactly how my mind pictures it! It's almost there, anyway!

Pip Pip for now!

Ok here's the edit of the finished product. It actually took me all day to do the rest of the frame, and I decided that the seam in the middle was not going to work, so I decided to stretch what I had, instead of messing with the puckered edges. I think it gives it just a little bit of character. And so does all my jewelry! Though I'm actually not even close to being done putting my jewelry on, It's starting to look like it's going to be the best investment I ever made... Literally!
Doesn't it just look so darn pretty? I REALLY like the allover lace. I have about 30 hooks screwed in to the three boards behind the lace(and the blister to prove it), and now I feel like I'm doing an episode of "What's in my purse" as I showcase all(well, most) of my jewelry. 

I also realized, after I did the whole thing, that I didn't exactly have a place for all the earrings that don't HOOK. So, I fashioned a bow out of a side of lace I had trimmed off the back, and now have two tassel-like things just for the poky earrings. :)

Just a couple little tips... I suggest having longer wood nails, if you do a project extremely similar to this one. The joints between the two shorter boards and the longer one are actually held together with what glue I could muster out of my gun, since I didn't have long enough nails, but rest-assured, when I find some, They're getting secured.

Also, Do you know what happens when you put the wrong size glue into a glue gun(Smaller into Larger)? Well, have you ever had to wipe a childs' runny nose in the middle of winter? It's something like that, only back out the way it was pushed in, hotter, and stickier. Yeah, Not recommended. Furthermore, I've learned that it's not good for me to work on Projects before bed, paired with the fact that it's about 2am that I'm going to sleep, as well. I had a dream about this frame. Yes. A dream. And It was finished and had jewelry and stuff on it, too. I also had this ... vision... call it what you will... of this really handsome man's face(I think it may have resembled Henry Cavill, a little). And I couldn't help but think, "Wow. I can't wait to hang this in 'Our' house." Yeah. I had a dream about a dream guy, and furnishing my house with this... so I guess my subconscious is telling me that I better keep this for a long time. haha!

Well, till next time, Pip Pip!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I bought a month of WOW today, as a reward for finishing my Online Math Class. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. WOW. World Of Warcraft. My friends also bought me a month of Star Wars The Old Republic as a late birthday present and early Finishing Your Math Class present, too, about a week and a half ago. So far, it's super fun. I love these games. But I can't continue to pay $15 a month for both of them. So they'll be Reward things. So, this month, It's finishing Math. But the next time I buy WOW or SWTOR, it's going to be for Graduation, which is in less than 5 1/2 months.

In addition, I passed my Math Class with a, 87% for the whole class. Yes, people, that can be classified as a B+! I have NEVER gotten a grade that good since Middle School, in Math. And I NEVER have to take another math class ever again. Praise God!


Today was a lazy day. I got to talk to mom a little bit. Not very much, but I still did. It was a rainy day, and even though I went to bed at midnight, I STILL slept until 1. But it was a colder, rainy day, today, so I can see why that happened. Plus, shark week isn't exactly much of a week to be doing a whole lot of things in, so it's best if I sit and have coffee while I read Chronicles of Narnia and my new Devotional Journal.

I've been straying a lot from God lately. It's super stressful, and I long to go home to Nashville and return to Forward Church. I NEED that community back. I don't have one here, and I'm afraid that even if I DO get some kind of community, I'm going to have to leave them in 4 months anyway. So what's the point? Of course, God has a way of telling me "Oh, you don't want friends? TOO DANG BAD! Here! Have LOADS of friends!" Yeah. That's how God works with me. And in the end, I love Him for it. But sometimes, just sometimes, I wish he could spare me the heartache of leaving them.

Holy crap it's almost 5 am. I'm going to town tomorrow. Need to be functional.

Pip Pip! XOX - Jill

And before I go, a little bit of beauty:
I took this last spring, when the trees were teeming with butterflies. Had it on my mind, and thought you'd enjoy it. :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I love days when I love my day.

There's always a small downward spiral, but when you remember how much you're blessed, it's hard to keep you down.

Loans are difficult to deal with. They're hard to accept, emotionally. I HATE being in debt. But I have no other way out of my life right now, unless I quit everything. That is something I won't accept. I went into school knowing that one way or another, I would graduate. I hope to do so this December. I hope I can take this Math class in August, and I hope that my last semester will fly by.

I want to go home. But for now, homemade pastries at the Coffee shop and my new job at Blue Mountain keep me satisfied. I love to be sociable and to have friends and to serve others. I may not like smelling like a restaurant in the evening, but I take a shower every night anyway, so whatevz.

I bought some of that Tresemme Split End repair stuff and to tell you the truth, I think it's working! Not only is it working, but my hair is nice and soft, which I love(who wouldn't?), and it smells great. I like the herbal essences Rose shampoo and conditioner, but until I finally get my preferred hair length back, I will stick to this Tressemme stuff. I just hope my hair still grows quickly. I'm also taking Hair/Nail/and skin vitamins to try and promote growth. It needs to work quicker. I miss my hair.

I was working for the past couple of days and completely forgot about my Ecuador assignments. I hate being so scatterbrained. I need to get out my planner again and start planning things on it as well as on my phone. My phone has been really good as far as getting me places. I'm going to really miss using it in Ecuador. I have so much fun playing with my Space App, calendar, and internet. Not to mention, I have a Kindle App on it. I wonder if I can get a few books and if it'll save on my phone for while I'm there. I hope so. That would be splendid.

The more I think about Ecuador, the more nervous I get - especially for when Profe just lets us go with our families at the airport and says 'See you in the morning!' Also, the sports and politics thing still worries me because, well, I'm not into either, very much. So where would my common interests lie? Emily Loveland and Emily Peterson are going to Ecuador with me, so I know I'll have them to go to when I need a dance break. We said we need to find out where to go to go dancing while we're there. I'm hoping I'm in the same neighborhood with them so that common interest can be shared without too much inconvenience. I really hope our families know about the dancing nightlife. It would be amazing if I got to experience their dancing styles!

I'm really excited to taste their food, too. Cinco De Mayo just reopened, and so my mom, step-dad and I went to eat there because I was craving Mexican. It was  delicious. Richard tried to add in the Green hot sauce to his salsa. I was super astonished when he put like a tablespoon of the stuff in the salsa. I warned him, and said "The green is hotter than the red!" and then he proceeded to eat it. It took a couple of seconds, but it was very clear he should have listened to me when his eyes started tearing up and he started coughing. I was mildly worried he might have a heart attack. I hope my Host family doesn't serve me anything too spicy. I'm not sure I can handle anything like Green Hot Sauce...

Profe... Como se dice "Spicy" en Español?  haha!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Do you ever have one of those days where things just seem to pile up? Yeah, there can be a week that builds up to that day. There can be a month or Year. But do you ever just have that one day where you've finally broken, and when you try to explain it to someone who was there to see you break, you hear yourself saying "And... and... and this. And this too. Not to mention this. Oh and this. And he - and she - and they, and it. And and and and and and and and and..."

I'm having an And day.

Some idiot keeps stealing my bike.


I need to raise money for Ecuador, so buying a bikelock seemed dumb when it was $8. However, the bandaids I bought to heal the blisters on my feet that I got from stomping around campus to find it cost me $8. In retrospect, I should have just gone with the lock. Dangit.


My roommate is being a brat.


I've just tuned in to Shark Week.


My car needs a new muffler.


My best friend is having a baby


I'm missing it.


My laundry has piled up.


I haven't been to church in over 4 months


My assignments are also piling up.


My job won't put me on the clock more than one day a week for 5 or less hours.


I miss home.


I have no money to get me home, or anywhere I want. Or anything I want(though I know the second is something I will definitely have to get used to...which is fine because I don't want to be spoiled and greedy)


I miss selling bras.


I don't have a boyfriend to cry on his shoulder when I need to.



And....There's more. I just...Don't want to keep whining.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ecuador Journal

I'm already getting nervous about going to Ecuador.

At first, this was definitely something exciting for me, and my reasoning for going will not change. I've got a lot of anticipation and excitement in my heart. I can't wait to get there to be forced into speaking Spanish and getting to know the culture like I'll never get another chance to do.

But going through this Ecuador prep class and being assigned to watch their newsfeeds is causing some worries. I know I probably shouldn't be so shaken. After all - their news is hardly worse than ours. But what I'm most worried about is getting into a conversation with my Host Family that might offend them or something.

Normally, I steer clear of politics. I can't stand talking about it because if I know I do, I know I'll never have enough information to back up my thoughts, and even then, I'm not a very good arguer. I'm a good (excuse me) Bull-shitter, but debating was never on my list of strengths. I don't WANT to talk politics with anyone. I just want to be left to my own devices when it comes to that.

Well, Here's to hoping my family isn't a bunch of Political fanatics, because then we'll never get to speak. And that would suck.


On another note, my bike is being messed with, and I'm on 24 hour surveillance till I catch the asshole who's messed up my chain and keeps changing my seat height, speed, and tension. His ass is paying for a new chain, and somehow he's going to get punished for being an ass. I've already informed the school that someone is messing with it, but I can't figure out who it is. I have the HUGEST temptation to walk up to him and punch his fat lights out, but I know that I need to keep some kind of grace about this. If I punch him, I'll just be stooping to his disgusting level, and I'm not prepared to do that.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stressful day.

I'm never the best of planners. Ever. So today was a surprise and a stress for me when I realized that I had two papers to deal with(one in spanish) and a presentation due tomorrow for Costume Design.


I did get some reading done before I went to work, though.

This is going to be a strange report.

The work thing was a real stress, too. I was hired, and so far the most they've put me on in a week is about 6 hours. This is not how I planned on working. No Bueno. This is almost worse than the Bookstore that gives me MAYBE 5 hours a week. Maybe. I'm getting really anxious to see if Blue Mountain will keep their word about hiring me. They need to, because I really can't stand working just one day a week. It's not worth it.

I miss Victoria's Secret.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coffee is Gooooooood

Working at a coffee shop is wonderful. I love free coffee. It's delicious.

That is all.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

May the odds...

Bite your face off, Effie.

So today I did close to absolutely nothing. I kindof regret that because it was beautiful outside. I should have been reading out in the sun. Thanks to my new Kindle App on my Windows Phone, I'm more likely to in the future. :) (I seriously spent a minute trying to type "in" for that last sentence because I kept pressing "o.")

What did I read, might you ask? Book One of The Hunger Games. Yes, in its entirety. What can I say about it? Well. Let's just say...

It's a rather interesting book and quite an easy read. For this, I am grateful, though the idea of the games is just awful. And, not to mention, this is set in North America, when everything has fallen and a new different kind of Empire has risen. Let's seriously hope that this never happens. If we have to deal with something like the Hunger Games, I'm finding some way to engineer dragons, and I'll gather a large group of rebels to rain down fire on the crazy leaders.

Hmm. I'm getting political, aren't I? Well, I suppose I should cut it for the night, then, because I'm no good at politics.


Friday, March 23, 2012

JB Designs

So I've kindof started a bit of a Craft Fad for myself. Right now it's a little on the down side since it's not really busy, but I thought I'd just post a few things that I've done. Some of these are because of ideas I've found on Pinterest. I'm hoping to make a whole bunch more!

This owl is hand-made & stitched. I'm thinking about making a monkey one next. :)


Well folks, it's been a long time since I've been on here. I'll check in every now and then because of my sister-in-laws Blog, but I'm totally not the natural-born blogger. I've said again and again and again that I need to do this, but it really just never happens.

Well, I hope to change that.

Today was a pretty stressful day. I guess we can start with that. It was nice to be able to sleep in a LITTLE, but not very much. I was able to set my alarm for 9 am, but thanks to my roommates, their alarms, and my anticipation for what was to come, I woke up at 8, 8:30, and 8:32. Don't you just hate that? When something wakes you up before you're supposed to be up and then you can't get back to sleep because you're so anxious about the goings on of the day? I especially hate it when someone wakes me up one or two minutes RIGHT BEFORE my alarm goes off. Like, really? I need that minute.

Anyway. I had to get some shots for my upcoming trip to Ecuador. My lovely mother was out of state so I had to brave the doctors office alone. I didn't anticipate for it to take so bloody long, but it IS the doctor's office and there are always more people who have worse problems than you do.

Today, I had to get the first of my series of Hepatitis A and B shots. The nurse asked me if I'd like one at a time, or both at the same time to get them over with, and of course I opted for the bandaid-solution. I had posted on my facebook last night to see if anyone would have liked to come with me an hold my hand, but that was a negatory, so I requested the presence of another nurse while they shot me. She was really sweet. White, short hair - the motherly type. She held both of my hands while the other two nurses were at my sides.

My arms still hurt. My right more than my left, which sucks because I have a bad habit of sleeping on my right side, not to mention it's my writing hand. Ugh. Just thinking about that shot makes me shiver.

So along with not being able to anticipate the actual time, I ended up missing the majority of my Spanish test this morning. I emailed my Professor, but forgot that he was out of town this weekend(He left yesterday). So subbing for him was none other than his adorable mamacita. That's mother, for those of you that are unfamiliar with endearing Spanish expressions. Now, this lady is super sweet, and you wouldn't guess it, just because of the way she looks(She's completely white - as is my Professor), but she's completely fluent in Spanish. My Profe spent a very long time growing up in Ecuador, so that is considered their home. So, try to imagine my embarrassment and intimidation as I walked in, SOOOOO freaking late, to my Spanish test. I felt really bad for having to give her a doctor's excuse, but I had to do what I had to do, and there wasn't a soon enough option for shots for Ecuador. I have to get them NOW. So today was the solution, no matter how poor it was.

Thankfully, she was merciful, and after frantically trying to get through most of the test, I was able to give it to her and meet back up with her after the rest of my classes were finished to complete my test.

I think I did really well, this time. Honestly. I've been having such a hard time with this class most specifically. The lessons are not sticking to my brain. It's like a piece of tape that takes up so much lint and crap. And now it's full. And only very few things stick. That's what I'm dealing with. EVERY. SINGLE. TEST. has been an F for me. or a D. My homework is fine, and I do it and check my work, but it's still not sticking. I'm hoping that this time, I'll at least bring it up to a D+. I think hoping for a C would be a little too daring.

Tonight, me and two of my roommates had a small movie night. Andrea and Crystal got Footloose and Soul Surfer from the Redbox thing at Alco. It amazed me how much the people in the movies moved their arms. It made my own arms hurt, just thinking about swinging them to dance or keep my balance. Ugh. I hope these bruises go away soon.

Tomorrow, I will sleep in. And hopefully take some pictures. I have a camera that I've been neglecting. The speaker on it doesn't work, and I'm just not that good at taking pictures. I would really like to see if I can get a donation of a really nice camera to take with me to Ecuador, and then maybe a short crash course on the talents of photography. Rachael has some beautiful pictures on her blog, and I'm slightly envious of her skill.