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Good Things Coming to an End…and Bad Things, Too… August 11, 2007

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Well, Tyler’s still in Omaha. He just can’t seem to get that chest tube to stop draining, I guess. He’s been improving, but not at the rate we’d like to see. Hopefully he’ll be home sometime next week.

I went to Fort Dodge yesterday to see my surgeon and things are progressing well. Apparently my new bite is “textbook”, so I guess I’m happy about that even though I’m still a little swollen. Also, I’m still having trouble with my contacts. I just can’t seem to find an eye drop that will keep my eyes from getting red and itchy when I wear them. I’m starting to wonder whether I’ll be stuck in glasses for the rest of my life…

Tonight Wilhelm joins the Sajdak family. I’m a bit apprehensive about this…I guess because my family has never done this kind of thing before. I really do wish I could be home for this experience, but I am excited to go back to Dordt as well. Home is getting boring without everyone home…Ty, that means hurry up already! 🙂

Hope all is well with everyone!

Emily

Summer Craziness July 28, 2007

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Wow, it’s sure been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog, but I think I’ve actually missed it. I finally got my computer to work the way I’ve wanted it to (all by myself), so buying a new computer can be delayed awhile longer.

While I was on vacation this past week, my dad decided to have an emergency appendectomy. Needless to say, my brother and I have really had to step up on the work being done around the house. I’m trying to accomplish in a week what I’d hoped to accomplish in a month…we’ll see how far I get.

Emily

On Spring Break March 14, 2007

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So I’m home now…not sure if I’m completely happy about that yet. I miss all my friends already, but I’m pretty sure I’ll survive. I’ll definitely be busy enough…. Right now, I’m watching Discovery Channel…the last time I actually watched TV was about three weeks ago not counting weekend movies. I’m pretty tired right now, but I’m not ready to go to bed yet because I’m so used to going to bed at 2 am and getting up at 7-7:30 am. Tomorrow I plan to go hang out at the library and research for a couple papers for most of the day. Lots of people to see and stuff to do…I’m not sure I’ll get it all done. The ride home went pretty well, Emily G and I talked most of the way and it was a great time.

Everyone’s also excited to see Meet the Robinsons when we get back….”I have a big head and little arms”…lol. Anyway…signing off.

March 11, 2007 March 11, 2007

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“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

-Harvey Fierstein

So I’m going to try to start writing in this thing more regularly again…if anyone ever reads this. 🙂 I’m listening to Disney soundtracks…which is pretty amazing and enjoyable. Whenever you’re feeling down, Disney works pretty well. I’m kinda excited to go home on Thursday, but a part of me still wants to stay at Dordt. It’ll be nice to sleep in my own bed though, and see Heather, Ashley, Jenessa, Marcus, Luke, and Sara, Dave, Cody, etc….wow, I didn’t realize there were so many people I needed to see…

Anyway…I’m out. I think I’m going to bed early so I can run in the morning….yay.

Haven’t Written in Awhile – Here it Goes March 10, 2007

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Well, this week’s been pretty eventful, what with the Equality Ride preparations and then the Equality Ride showing up. Between that and homework I really didn’t have time to do much else. Last night was really fun though, minus getting thrown in the snowbanks so many times! (Thanks a lot Rob and Jon…lol) The band concert was pretty good, but I was utterly exhausted so I didn’t pay as much attention as I could have. There was also a free movie night at the Sioux Center theater at midnight…so, of course, I went. I watched Bridge to Terebithia (where, surprisingly, there were more guys than girls….hmmm) and it was really a lot better than I had expected it to be. Terebithia wasn’t exactly as I had imagined in my head, but I think they did a good job of portraying a “kingdom” that exists completely in the minds of the main characters without leaving a lot out of the book.

Not much has happened today. I got most of my homework done for Monday (all I have to do is write two poems) and I have to write a paper and do an assignment for Tuesday. All in all, I don’t think this week is going to be as bad as I thought it would…and I get to leave for home on Thursday! YAY! But that’s when I’m going to have to write all of these big papers…so we’ll see what happens.

I’m kinda jealous of all the people going on PLIA or that live in far more interesting places than Iowa. Not that I’m complaining that Iowa is a horrible place or anything…I just wish there was more of a landscape….real prairie would be pretty amazing….

Anyway, I should write those poems before dinner so I can go around and have some fun later.

Definitely a Blizzard…No Questions Asked March 1, 2007

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Well, it’s really snowing outside and my pants are soaked because I fell walking out of the dorm. However, I really want to go make snow angels or something…actually throwing snowballs sounds really fun. But not until this wind dies down. Everyone’s out of school today…my brothers, most other schools (even some colleges), except Dordt. Figures. 🙂

I was hoping that I would finally be on top of the huge pile of homework I’ve got by this weekend, but I was totally wrong. Lots and lots of homework to do. Hoorah. I’m excited for a weekend though because it means no class and I can do some fun stuff at least.

Anyway, nothing deep from me today. I’m too exhausted from being up until 1:30 AM writing a historiography paper.

Dreams? February 23, 2007

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“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

-Thomas Edward Lawrence

I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams lately as well. For example, what happens when two dreams clash and can’t be fulfilled? Anyway…it’s kinda late and I want to go to bed on time tonight….maybe I’ll explain more tomorrow…

More Thoughts February 21, 2007

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“What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness,

Anger, discontent and drooping hopes?

Degenerate sons and daughters,

Life is too strong for you —

It takes life to love Life.”

Edgar Lee Masters

Spoon River Anthology – “Lucinda Matlock”

 

We talked about Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology today in American Lit class (I finally get something out of that class that made me think!). Usually American Lit becomes a lecture on American history or a discussion between a certain student and Prof. Dengler, but I really enjoyed class today. Unfortunately I still have a paper to write for that class for tomorrow… 🙁

My friends and I also had a discussion on women in church offices at lunch today. We’re all kinda set in our ways and it really didn’t look like that discussion was going to get anywhere…Personally, I don’t think it’s such a big issue and I just wish that Synod would vote on it.

Theology class was “enlightening” as always (I don’t know if that’s the best word for it…). Everything always seems to make complete sense in that class…I don’t know why. It’s nice that Mr. Lief and my dad agree on so many things though… 🙂

I’m conducting an interview with a guy from the Equality Ride that’s coming to Dordt to go in the next Diamond. I’m really interested in what he’ll have to say about why they chose to come to Dordt and how they feel about the whole thing…

Anyway, I told myself this paper was going to get written before I go to the Grille and Praise and Worship (hopefully) tonight, so I better get on that one! 🙂

Have a great Ash Wednesday!

Emily

Random Thoughts About Random Subjects February 19, 2007

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I’m still in my “busy week”…I wish it would be “lazy week” already, but that won’t happen until after I get my American Lit paper written, unfortunately. I think I did pretty well on the test though.I’ve also realized that having your own dorm room isn’t quite all it is cracked up to be…you miss out on a lot of interesting late-night conversations and random odd things that happen in the middle of the night. However, in my current situation, it’s not so bad. I quite enjoy it on occasion. It lets me get homework accomplished…sometimes.

Anyway, speaking of homework, my Historiography paper and Astronomy notes are calling for me….better go see what they want! 😉

Emily

Procrastination February 17, 2007

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Hello Everyone!

So, I’m trying the blog thing out again while I procrastinate on writing my Historiography paper (yes Dad, I know I promised I’d start writing, but there’s too many other things to do on a computer!) Not a lot is going on, like usual, just the loads of homework and classes to go to and sleep deprivation that go along with college. Last night I went out for chinese and then went to the hockey game (Dordt lost, unfortunately) and it was great to get out of the dorm and off campus for awhile. Anyway, I should procrastinate too much longer on that paper….