PSALM 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to Him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Friday, March 30, 2012


A spring facelift for my blog...what do you think?

Hey-a-day-a-day, my dear! Dandelion time!
Come, and let us make for them a pretty little rhyme!

See the meadows twinkling now, beautiful and bright
As the sky when through the blue shine the stars at night!

Once upon a time, folks say, mighty kings of old
Met upon a splendid field called "The Cloth of Gold."

But, we wonder, could it be there was ever seen
Brighter gold than glitters now in our meadows green?

Dandelions, dandelions, shining through the dew,
Let the kings have Cloth of Gold, but let us have you!

-Evaleen Stein

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring has sprung

Boards are over.

(Read the following with with Handel's Messiah music in your head)



Now, we shall see if I passed, if I have to take it again, etc...but not for 6 weeks.  So meanwhile, we will enjoy the freedom. :)


The week prior to Boards, spring came to Bloomington, IN.  I am always astounded by spring.  It begins with daffodils and crocus shyly peaking their way through the dead brown grass...then in an explosion of color, it shows its full glory.  Every tree and shrub that you completely forgot could be so wondrous, puts on colors that no clothing dye made by humans could ever quite match.  Spring is completely beautiful and a marvelous testimony of our Creator's love.  Just think, He made the plants spring to life with the warming of the season.  He thought up all these amazing color combinations that are so pleasing to our eyes.

Matthew 6:28-29

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to...

We are ever nearing Boards testing but I thought I would take a study break to give you the highlights of what's been galloping around inside my brain.

1.  How not to kill patients...yes, it is very unlikely, but your optometrist could potentially kill you.

2.  In relation to not killing patients, how to pass Boards...the idea is that if you pass Boards you will be a lot less likely to kill patients.  Hoping this rational holds true.

3.  How not to get killed myself...I talked to a land-lady this week who told me there is an area of Omaha that is a "shooting gallery."  Oh my goodness...not only am I attempting to avoid killing patients and failing boards...I am also going to have to avoid being shot in Omaha.  The upside to this particular point is that I have a couple of friends from the Omaha area that assure me that Omaha is actually very safe.  So, mom, don't worry.  I'm sure the land-lady was being over-reactive...I hope.  In relation to all of this I am trying to find a place to live in this potential "shooting-gallery."  Unfortunately, the land-lady did not give me clear instructions about where to avoid...

4.  How to pass my classes plus move, take finals, and be a bridesmaid in a wedding all on the same weekend.  Now this one is what I'm afraid will be really tricky.  Basically, I have a final Monday morning and I am a bridesmaid Sunday you say, that's not that bad, just study beforehand and you'll be fine.  And you would be right, except that being a bridesmaid is in Springfield MO, and taking the final is in Bloomington, IN.  And no, the professor won't move the test.

 Yes, I basically will have 15 hours to make an 8 hour drive back home to pass my final.  I can do it! BTW, if Sara is reading this or anyone who is related to Sara, do not worry. :)  This will be ok, its a teency stressful, but nothing that the wedding party should worry about.  I am so happy and honored to be in the wedding!  The situation can definitely be handled.  Remember, I'm just listing my thoughts.

On top of  finals/weddings in separate states, Allen and I also have to have all of our stuff moved out of our apartment and to wherever we are going to put it in Arkansas the same weekend.  I think the plan is actually just to do this and get it out of the way before... but we shall see.

5.  How to...well....there are many possibilities for #5, but we won't go into them right now.  Right now we will concentrate on the top 4 and how to work them out.

I will keep you updated and if you come looking for us any time around the end of April/beginning of May, you should find us somewhere in the triangle between Bloomington, Omaha, and Rogers.  I don't know where, I just know I have to be in Omaha on the 7th.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6