Sunday, January 19, 2014

*His actions were deafeningly loud. They were certainly much louder than all of the sweet whispers of a future he'd been promising almost unceasingly for the last three years.  The sweet whispers of a future together that seemed to be slipping farther and farther away into some distant dream/fantasy world.  In her mind, in the quiet moments that offered sound solitude, she already knew that this future was far beyond her grasp, but as she sat there, Emeline could not convince her heart that it was absolutely over. How could it be over when it had never even begun? "I'm not going to text him." she said, to herself.  Such stupid games. Such stupid, stupid games. She was ready for them to be over, once and for all.  It was her fault, she supposed, for accepting the bullshit for so long. What you allow is what will continue, right? Now, as Emeline looked out from her open books, whose words seemed to all be a blur at this point, she was almost mad at herself for clinging onto such silly thoughts of a future that had no backing...*

The beginning of another sad love story? Who knows. I was half in a writing mood. haha....  and now, I don't know. I was always more of a poetry writer than a story writer, but the above is a little something that has been asking to climb out of my head, so, there you have it. To be continued, I suppose.....

 <3 MzDiimples

Monday, June 10, 2013

My my, how time flies....

June 2013? Really?!

So what can I say.... school is still my life.  There's this research paper that I'm supposed to be writing/submitting before midnight tonight, so of course at 4 a.m. I would be writing in a blog that I haven't updated in a year and a half!

I feel so old!  I'm 26 years old. It hasn't been a whole 2 months yet since I turned 26 (I feel like I have to keep justifying this age to myself by noting the short amount of time that it has been my own) but still....26 I am. It feels so strange! I don't know how I slowly became closer to 30 than 20....and it seems like it hasn't been slow at all! Although I don't think I am where I imagined I would be at this age (I'm not sure I even thought this far ahead!) I am very grateful for where I am and what I have been able to accomplish. Thank you, Jesus!!!

Now....I suppose I should get back to writing this paper......

Monday, January 2, 2012

HAPPY 2012! =] going on....

Sooooo it's the 2nd day of a whole new year! 2012! And looking back...what did I write like...5 whole blog entries for the entire year of 2011 (if even that many)??? So yeah... I definitely have not been writing as much as I used to.  But of course, I thought why not do a little entry today? Before the end of 2011 (like last week), my dad sent me this quote in an e-mail, & I found it to be quite interesting:

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”--Hal Borland (May 14, 1900 – February 22, 1978, American author and journalist.)

The subject of his message was simply: "Good to know."

 So I thought about this for a little while, and I reflected on how many times, we view each new year as a "new beginning" and for many, it's a fresh new start, like starting all over again. I know I personally have felt this way many times. It's not always a bad feeling, either! Sometimes it's good to feel "brand new" and to make those New Year's Resolutions.  But taking a deeper look into things...maybe we don't necessarily have to look like we are "starting all over again" or starting from "square one."  The life we live in this world is certainly in  a continuum...and we have our good days and our bad days, our good years and our "bad" years....but all in all, we move on....and we (hopefully) grow from it! So this year, I'm not going to start out with the mentality that I'm setting myself back like a clock that has just been reset, or that I'm starting over like a brand new person, but I'm going to embrace the "moving on" and the "moving forward" as 2012 advances. I know that my life is not yet over, and it is not starting over again, but (Thanks be to God!) it is continuing.  I'm EXCITED!! =]

2012 could possibly be the BEST year of your entire life yet! Think about open to the possibilities!   

<3 MzDiimples

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thirsty skin?

It seems like the cold weather is coming in full force now... and with every cool wind that blows, I think of the horrible last winter I went through! (It snowed forever, and ever, and ever....) My skin tends to take a beating in the winter time...which is why I'm very happy that I have my Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Body Cream! One of my recent favorites =] I received it in a free gift with a purchase from Lancome last Fall, I believe, and it was AWESOME because they gave it to me in this little tube that I just threw in my purse and carried with me EVERYWHERE, and it restored life to my hands when the hard Syracuse winter threatened to drain it all out. When I actually returned to Macy's to BUY the cream, however, I learned that they only had it in a jar.... hmph. But I love it anyway!!! I love to use it after the shower.. It's really got a great emolliating effect, and it smells nice too! it makes my skin happy =]

*cheeeese* (I need to clean my usual...haha)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beauty Bow's Coach Giveaway!

So I should totally have been sleeping like 4-5 hours ago....but instead I'm reading all my blogs & I came across Beauty Bow's Coach giveaway! I feel like such a bum for happening to pop up when she's giving something away, but I guess my timing was just right; I LOVE Coach! She's also giving away a couple of pieces of jewelry that she made herself, and I think they are SOOO CUTE! So I want a chance to win, even though I like never randomly win ANYTHING. =] hahaha you can go decrease my odds even more & enter too:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Soothing moments...

    Nothing relaxes me quite like a warm, late-night shower. Tonight, I    decided to use this scrub from St. Ives that I bought a long time ago,    but only used once or twice, called "Smoothing In-shower exfoliating    body polish, mineral therapy." I'm not sure how popular it is or if its     still out there, but it provided just that, THERAPY. The aroma was     just so soft and was delightful. While in the shower, I    also took the time to comb out my thick curls with the plain and    simple, yet pleasantly fragrant suave naturals "fresh mountain    strawberry" conditioner. It's not the fanciest    stuff I have, but    all the pretty smells made for    some good "me-time." Sometimes it's the    SIMPLE pleasures in life that really make a    difference, ya know? The     days can get a little    bit crazy, and I tend to spend so much time thinking about what I have to do, or what I haven't done! it felt nice to let it all go away for a while, and to take the extra time to just focus on me, the warmth, and coming clean! I used to be a really big worrier, always worrying about all types of things I couldn't control on my own. Although I've calmed down a lot, sometimes I still have my moments. I told a friend having a rough day earlier that I am sure God will work everything out in its own time. I think I need to listen to where that part of my voice is coming from and not let myself get so tense about certain situations in my life. So more about one of my favorite topics: HAIR!! =] I recently got a trim/cut....I'm calling it that because apparently my split ends were so bad that the scissor-happy hairdresser "trimmed" away a lot more than I would have wanted to part with. BUT, it was best for my hair health, so I just had to stop pouting about it. Now, I'm trying to be EXTRA good to my hair. I think I got a little lazy with my wash-and-gos, especially in the summertime when I was busy with schoolwork and clinical, which is SUPER bad, since I colored it sometime in June, I think? I don't even remember (what does THAT tell you?)! My natural hair seems to handle color much better than my hair did when it was relaxed, but I need to be careful to keep it well-moisturized. One thing my hair has been LOVING lately is the "One 'n Only" Argan Oil Curl Cream. I was SOOO confused recently when I went into a Sally's Beauty Supply store to pick it up, and right next to it was a bottle that looked almost exactly the same, except it was called One 'n Only Argan Oil "styling cream." I already loved the curl cream so much that I was curious, yet torn, all in the same moment, trying to figure out what the heck was the difference, and which one I should pick up, and whether or not I should go ahead and get both??? I looked at the ingredients...and it looks like one of the differences is that the "styling cream" did not contain mineral oil, where as the "curl cream" does...? I have heard some negative things about mineral oil in products...but my trial with the curl cream so far has been great, so I didn't care! I decided to pick up another bottle of the One 'n Only Argan oil curl cream, and I still love it so far. I used it today in combination with the Carol's daughter "Hair Milk" that I wasn't too thrilled about when I first purchased, but it (the hair milk) seems to have plenty of ingredients in it that are good for my hair, and it also seems to keep my curls happy enough thus far when used with the argan oil curl cream, so I'll give it a chance for now. Besides, I already spent my money on it. So WHAT, my hair will smell like an herbal tea for a while... Well, have a lovely week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 months later....

Hey yall! haha... So yea, I completely abandoned my blog!! Shame on me. But school's FINALLY out for the summer, for a grand total of...*drumroll please*........FIVE WEEKS! Ahhh, amazingness. So I'm still in Syracuse working, and trying to get my work-out on in the mean time...and next week at this time, I plan to be enjoying the Florida SUNSHINE with my parents!!! yayyy!!! Well, maybe not EXACTLY at THIS time, because's 12:41 in the morning and there PROBABLY won't be any sun shining at this time...and since I'll be on vacation with my PARENTS, we'll most likely actually be SLEEPING at this time. hahaha.

Well it's been a CRAZZZYYY summer & I spent it running all over the place for clinical, and we were in and out of the classroom. I was SOOOO sick of school towards the end of it all,mostly because I was EXHAUSTED, (It was like spring semester NEVER ended!) but I had some really good clinical experiences, so it's all good.

So ummm.... I've been a bad girl and I've been doing lots of online shopping...and I think I'm becoming notorious downstairs in the mailroom for the ridiculous amount of packages I've been receiving lately. I am gonna STOP soon, I PROMISE!! ughhh if I never shopped like this, I'd probably be able to buy a car already by now, which I feel a growing need for while I'm up here.

But anyway, I guess I have to realize that I'm getting OLD and I need to be more financially RESPONSIBLE or something like that. I was thinking that in the past few months, but it doesn't seem to have translated to an impedance in my spending habits. I was actually never this bad...but I think the problem is that I was out of school for a year, and became a real 40-hour a week "working woman" for a while...and now that I'm back in school and FAR from that, I've just never stopped spending like it. And I really should STOP, and I WILL!!! eventually. ;-)

Last week, when I was really busy writing my case studies that I should have written a LONG time before last week...I spent a lot of time NOT writing and I did my hair instead. =] I've been meaning to stop being lazy and actually twist it again!! I put in these little twists and put it in an up-do. I really liked it:

I might try this again sometime soon if I get around to it. But of course when I have school work due, I tend to get around to EVERYTHING else a whole lot more quickly. ;-)

well, we'll see how long it takes me to update this blog again!

Until then!

<3 Much love