Wow did this week go by quickly! To start, the San Francisco Giants won and they are going to the World Series!! That definitely makes one happy family here. This past week was filled with some amazing visits with some of my friends, getting and starting a new job, lots of homework (thank you midterm season!), and lots of celebration (Shawn got accepted into the Master’s program at APU!). Oh, and might I just add, it’s FINALLY starting to look and feel like fall around here. From my balcony, I can start to see some of the leaves at the tops of trees starting to turn colors, it’s no longer 80+ degrees when I wake up in the morning around 7 AM, and look at this beautiful sunset that we had a couple of days ago. Note: This photo was taken 1, through a window and 2, it is not edited with any filters. How amazing is that?!
Okay, now onto some of my favorite things I came across this week that I want to share with you all!
Sleep is a word that everyone is familiar with and we all wish that we could get more of it, right? This morning I was doing my routine social media scroll on my phone before I got out of bed, and I came across this article that one of my friends had shared on Facebook. It’s called What Happens If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep. Okay- well that right there is a definitely intriguing title, so of course I had to read it. Some of the things I knew happened if you didn’t get a lot of sleep, such as being more irritable and more colds. But some of them absolutely shocked me- unhappiness, depression, and death are on the list! This really caught my attention. I absolutely love sleep, however when I was a Freshman in college, I used to not get much sleep. It didn’t bother me that I only got 4 or 5 hours of sleep. I was young and wanted to enjoy my college experience. Seriously though- 2 AM Donut Man runs are the BEST.
Another article that I came across was from Relevant Magazine, and it was about Honoring the Sabbath. We live in a society that is so busy with something happening in our lives all the time. How often to do we actually just sit and relax, without thinking about what needs to get done next or where we need to be in the next 15 minutes? In college, I used to try and honor the Sabbath on Sunday, mostly because I didn’t want to do any of my homework. But of course, once my choir schedule started picking up, and we started having concerts on Saturday, homework had to be done on Sunday, and there was no way around it. Thus ended me attempt at honoring the Sabbath. However, now that my schedule is much different, I really have enjoyed not doing anything on Sundays. Well, I should explain a little. I don’t not do anything, but I don’t do work that could be done on other days, such as cleaning the house and doing laundry. Sundays are time where I spend it with friends (and sometimes family if they’re in town!) and I go to church in the morning, lunch with friends and/or family, and then head over to Shawn’s house for the afternoon, which usually leads us to going to his church’s Sunday evening family service, where we teach Sunday School. So I’m not exactly not doing anything, but I enjoy what I’m doing and I always feel rested and ready to conquer another week!
I’m not a big soda person. I have this weird thing that I don’t drink brown soda. So that leaves me with Sprite and Orange soda. But I will tell you this- my family (not just my immediate family. My WHOLE ENTIRE FAMILY) keeps the Coca-Cola industry going. Mainly the Diet Coke part. But I had to share this commercial that Taylor Swift did with her kittens. It’s just too cute not to pass up. It’s nice to see “nice, family friendly” commercials. Because a lot of the commercials I’ve been seeing lately, haven’t been the nicest at all!
HGTV has always been one of my favorite channels to watch on TV. In the next week or so, my roommate Heidi will be moving out to live with our sister out in the Santa Monica area. It will definitely be weird not having a roommate, especially since I’ve been living with roommates for the past 4+ years now! Aside from Pinterest being one of my favorite places to look up decorating ideas and stuff like that, I love watching HGTV and going on their website! Some of my favorite HGTV shows are Property Brothers, The High Low Project, and Love It or List It.