Friday, December 26, 2003

Christmas was a blast! I spent it with my mom, brother and grandmother. It was strange not having kerrie around, but she is coming on Saturday. For Christmas I received some cool gifts, CLUE (the original game that came out in 1949), some canvases, birkenstocks, guitar picks, and A NEW GUITAR!! I was so excited to open the guitar case and see that there was actually a guitar in there. Originally I thought it was just a guitar case. So, it was super exciting!!
I came home (to my house) last night in the pouring rain and basically just sat around. It was actually sorta depressing. I am glad that today is sunny and a little warmer. Last night I did watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I love that movie. Not only is it hilarious, but it is sweet and encouraging. Ian Miller loves Toula, and it is such a sweet love. Plus I think its hilarious when she has the big zit on her lip (I can identify).
Now today I am going to be doing homework! Yipee, how exciting! And hopefully tonight some people will be around to hang out with. I sure do miss Justin!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Good morning! Well, I thought I would post and explain my blog title and quote (since I erased it the first time). ALATHEA (pronounced uh-LAY-thee-uh), is a beautiful Greek word that means Truth. I believe there is Truth. It is this Truth that I seek after daily (well, try to at least), it is the Truth that brings freedom, grace, and unconditional love. "I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam." I am NOT the Truth, I am effected by the Truth and changed by it. I can share the Truth with others, but the Truth is not dependent on me. Truth was there before me and will be there after me.
Hopefully this on-line journal thing can give to those who read it insight into who I am. Maybe in reading these ramblings you will catch a glimpse of the Truth that lives and breaths in me.
Thanks for being interested in stuff I have to say!!

Monday, December 22, 2003

I am still trying to figure out how to use this thing. I am confused on some areas. Like, when I am using a sentence and I want to link something by a website.......How the heck do I do that again?? Man, I am so not a computer person.
In other news, Oprah in Africa was today. I thought it was a really good show. Not because I worship Oprah, because I don't. But I do respect her desire to give gifts to these kids. And she is right, they will never forget her kindness, and the memory of receiving what may be the only gifts they EVER receive will be a rich one for sure!
Last night was a birthday party for Justin. It was really fun. We played FULL CONTACT CHARADES. A very very fun party game!! Gather your people in teams with 4-5 folks to a team. Everyone playing then writes 5 slips of paper with name of the category you are playing in (i.e. CATEGORY=Movie Titles, then I would write five movie titles). Put all papers in a bowl and put the bowl in a room outside of the room you are in (IN living room, BOWL in BEDROOM). Then proceed to play.Every team plays at the same time. Order your team who goes first, and keep the order. As soon as your team guesses correctly, the next person runs into the room to grab the slip. The fun part is having to run into the other room and grab a slip when there are four other people trying to do it as well. Fun game, I recommend it!!

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Okay, this morning I woke up feeling sick. As I proceeded to get out of the shower and use makeup to cover up the LARGEST ZIT ever!!! I noticed that I have a fat lip! I have never had a fat lip before. For those of you that know me, you know that for the past 26 years I have been extremely careful so as not to contract Herpes Simplex One (otherwise known as COLD SORES).......COULD THIS BE IT!!???!!!??? Oh please Lord, anything but Herpes Simplex One!! Right now I am feeling like it might be the result of the LARGEST ZIT ever!! I will keep you updated as my lip grows or doesn't grow. Please pray!!