Sunday, July 24, 2011

Counting Down

So I'm counting down the days until I depart, and I know that's all I can really blog about because that's all I can think about. Yesterday the family and I were able to spend most of the day together, which is pretty rare around here.
The Parents took the three of us up north to some of The Dad's favorite stores where I picked out my first handgun, don't worry I'm going to go to the classes, and picked up some supplies for next month. (Mini-fridge!) We also took a trip to the lake where us girls swam around and the Parents caught up on some breathing time.
It makes me realize how fortunate I am to have the family I do. I have three sisters, and although we may fight sometimes and leave the occassional bruise, we all love each other. The Parents may bug us about non-sense they know nothing about, or so we think, but we know they have probably done worse. It's good to know we've been raised right. Especially when I see my classmates going to jail, doing drugs and worse, it's refreshing to know we are not going to be a part of that.
At work tonight, (My sister works there now too), there was an individual who came in and thanked our manager for the great service they recieved from my sister's attitude. That was a shocker. It's good to know she's learning from the best. :)
Well that's my ramble for tonight. Sometimes you just have to appreciate the ones who love you, because they really are not as bad as they could be. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


So I've been reading all these blogs that talk about preparing for "it", so to speak. They all talk about gardening and keeping supplies and such, but what about for the college kid in a dorm/apartment? I don't know the rules on keeping guns on campus.. but something tells me they involve quite a few loopholes. I know all the basics about credit cards and the "survivalist" tecniques if anything were to go wrong, but I'm quite a-ways from home, and it would be nice to have some fall back. I've already planned the bag that will remain in my car, but what else would I need to do to "prep", for lack of a better term?

Monday, July 18, 2011

What Everyone Really Needs

So in exactly one month, I leave my humble abode to travel far and wide to the big ol' place of learning. Boy am I stressed. There's packing, making sure everything is set up, buying equipment, and finding time to breathe.
The best time to relax, in my opinion, is some good ol' fishing. It's too hot right now, but man do I need it. (Don't tell my dad, but sometimes I cast without bait, just to sit there for a few minutes). :) In my opinion, that's what everyone really needs every now and then. To sit back and stare at a bobber sitting in the water, halfway knowing it's never going to move, but your heart still jumps when the minnow dives a little too deep.
Trace Adkins puts in pretty good perspective in his song "Just Fishing". I almost cried the first time I heard it.
Fishing has always been one of those bonding things between our family. Over the years, it's become pretty fluid. We convince the dad to take us out to the creek for a little while one morning, laugh as he complains about minnow prices and how he plans to start farming his own, pack up the Dr.Peppers and folding chairs, walk the quarter mile hauling coolers, snacks, tackle boxes and fishing poles to dad's new spot (wherever it may be), throw the hooked bait into the water, pop the top to a DP, sit back, and chill. Sometimes, we catch something. Sometimes, we don't. But it's okay. We just take the trip back up the hill once it gets too hot, and try again another weekend.
That's what everyone needs to get ahold of. Good, family fun, bonding. That's what I love about living out here. Everytime we bring a friend, they complain about how it's so boring. I guess it's just one of those things we know we will always have as a memory. When we're all grown up and have families of our own, we're going to meet up one weekend and go fishing. It's not an option. :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Finally! I have officially been registered for classes at the esteamed Texas A&M University. After cheering them on from the homestead for ten years, I'm finally going to sit in the student section next to my fellow Aggies. On Monday, The Parents took Mon, Tue, and Wed off to take the four hour drive there to drop me off and meet up with fellow bloggers.
Let me tell you, it was the happiest three days of my life. I was a college student for three days, and I couldn't get enough. Staying in the dorm, going to orientations, aimlessly walking around campus, and of course, the early morning Starbucks runs. I have never been this excited. On the other hand, this will be my first real time away from home...
I absolultely love my family. My sisters are sisters, and my parents are parents, but most of the time everyone is pretty decent to each other. This will be the first time ever that I pack my belongings and drive away. It's a very bittersweet experience. But I know with most certainty I was raised to be ready for this.
So one thing I would love to brag about, about A&M, is everyone is very friendly. I've made tons of new friends, most with my major. With a campus of 45,000 kids, it's almost impossible to not find someone with something in common with yourself. Which I LOVE.
These past three days have been amazing, but I am happy to sleep in my own bed tonight. I go back down there on the eighteenth for good, and I know there won't be much sleeping until then. If y'all are anywhere near College Station message me and I'll give you the grand tour! I've gotten so lost these past three days I can tell you where anything is!
Off to the long awaited darkness! God Bless! :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Some Pre-College Advice

Today just happened to be one of those days I wish I could just sleep through. It started with a text from a future roommate from college, urging me to check my email. So I did. Only to find that her and I, have been set in temporary rooms at College Station. Apparently they had overbooked the dorms by about 200 students. Now temporary sounds fine.. Until reading further.. and realizing it meant a storage closet or T.V lounge. So I then spent the remainder of my day calling apartments to see what was available. Resulting in a way too expensive chance. Unfortunatly I only have until the 15th to find an alternative or decide to wait it out before I lose my deposit and 25% of the first lease.

So some advice if this problem ever arises for you, as soon as your child, or your, accepted into your choice of school immediatly put down your deposit for a dorm. And I mean instantly. I only waited a month.