Well my computer is still dead and a new one is not on the immediate horizon so I'm still bumming computer time from Deanna. But there are blogworthy moments happening all around and I can't neglect them all just because my computer is being a brat. The biggest news happening in my life right now is that I'm about to make a major life change and am moving out of my apartment. Deanna and I were both realizing how tired we were of living in an apartment like we were still college students and have been looking for other things. But I didn't quite expect Deanna to find a house she wanted to buy and us to be moving out of our apartment at the end of the month. Yes, in 3 weeks I have to have all of my stuff cleaned out of this apartment that I have lived in for over 2 years and move back into my parents' house (hopefully for only a very short time) I'm going to be moving into my grandmother's house but it needs some major updates so back to mama's I go. Keep me in your prayers! To add to my stress, today I'm leaving school heading to Lowe's to meet my mom and I have a major blowout. The sound was horrible and I was scared I wasn't going to be able to get control to pull off the road. But thankfully no major damage was done and after sitting on the side of the road for a little bit, my dad came and changed my tire and took care of it for me. Thanks daddy! I so need to learn how to do things like that. I'm terrible with anything related to cars. It wasn't too bad today but I didn't get anything done today that I needed to. On a more positive note, we had a Mardi Gras parade today with my students. This morning we made masks to wear and this afternoon we got all dolled up in our beads and masks and went around to several classes giving out beads and sending out Mardi Gras wishes. Afterwards we made our way back to our room for king cake. The kids loved it and had so much fun. It was a great afternoon for a parade through campus. Here is a picture of us before heading out on our adventure.
Congratulations are also in order to my sweet friend Patti who just had her third baby, Elizabeth "Ellie" Claire. This is Patti and Dusty's only little girl after having two very precious boys. I don't know how I would have made it through graduate school without Patti. She is such an amazing woman who taught me so much about strength and courage. I miss her tons and am so happy for her, Dusty, John Patrick, and Liam.