Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
This is Amanda. Contrary to popular belief, I haven't really done a whole lot of "messed up" things. But we've had a lot of fun adventures together... and have daydreamed aloud of doing some pretty fun, messed up, things. But that seems good enough for us - the companionship, fun, and dreams!
We met as co-RAs in the dorms - our first full workday together spent watching Muppets movies, eating Subway, and checking girls into their rooms in Steiner Hall. Another favorite workday? Making door decorations all night long (they were awesome!) and blaring 80's music through the hallways when we hung them up. We've gotten lost in Chicago on an empty tank of gas. She came long on some youth group adventures in WI. She was part of the surprise for my 30th birthday. We went to Austin, TX, for a music festival with two of her other friends to celebrate her birthday. We've spent holidays together, and recently she's managed to come to the Twin Cities to spend some summer weekends... which have resulted in more funny shennanigans.
We love to laugh together - even when we probably should be crying. We support each other's dreams and goals - and encourage each other along the way. Her friendship is one of the many joys in my life... I love her.
(And if you're the praying type, the "good vibes" type, or into crossing fingers or toes - will you send her some good thoughts? She's ready to make some big changes in her life, one that requires an application that just got turned in recently... We're waiting for the decision. If she gets a "yes" - she'll be even closer to someday moving to the Twin Cities!)
Things I am thankful for today:
1. This video about the Twin Cities. It makes me smile.
2. Coffee with someone excited about what they are doing. Very fun.
3. Whole Foods. Always fun to wander their aisles.
4. An easy fix for the furnace. Phew!
5. Making a chicken, broccoli, curry hot dish that the hubby liked!
7. Playing with the pup when I got home from work.
8. Kleenex with lotion.
9. Modern Family. Too funny.
10. Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" CD. Good stuff.
And today is Day 9 of the 29 Day Giving Challenge! I went to pick up a gift card at Penzey's Spices to honor our "Chili Master" at our church (we had a chili cook-off recently). The winner was our music director, Jennifer, who is extremely competitive and made the event very fun with her enthusiasm. So, while I was picking up the gift card from the church, I also picked up some of our favorite smokey, spicy seasonings. I put them with a note on the organ bench at church... So she would find it when she came to practice tonight. Very fun!
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