birthday week commencement

Thank goodness that all my bulky tests were last week instead of this one, because I am celebrating my concievement with a wonderful 6-8 hours of sleep every night this week. I can’t tell you how spoiled I feel to get that.

Yesterday, I had a 4 page rough draft due in my English Literature class that I had pulled together on a last minute whim, and was dreading having to hand in a less than satisfactory paper and class was canceled, leaving the afternoon free for the first time in ages. I went running on the nature trails near my school with Buffy, and then we treked off to downtown Dallas to study in a coffee shop. With Buffy hankerin some sushi, and continually reminding me that it was almost her birthday so she just HAD to have it,  we fought like vultures over the coveted seats on the outside patio of Kona (a nice sushi restraunt connected to North Park, and our house’s personal favorite) for happy hour where you can get a roll for only 3 bucks. With seating so limited, and people being abrasive to the point of asking people to leave so they could sit down, we decided to accept an offer extended to us to share a table with an older couple. We sat and talked about movies, life, college…kids.It was so interesting to be sitting having dinner with complete strangers, but I enjoyed the conversation over my California roll, watching multiple other couples walking around, eagerly spying to see if we had yet to get our ticket. After leaving, we got back to school for an 11pm prayer meeting with our littles which consisted of a group worship (I can’t think of a more wonderful sound than 40 girls beautiful voices coming together under the stars to praise God). Then we broke off into small groups with our littles, and I really got some valuable, real time with my girls. I have been really trying to break my selfishness as much as possible lately, and really pour into other people, and I think that having littles has really stretched me in that way. When I got home, Lindsey had gotten us sprinkles cupcakes that said “happy birthday kendall and buffy” on them, our roomates sang happy birthday to us, and she gave us Henri Bendel contact cases. They are beyond a luxury for something as insignificant as holding your contacts when you travel, but at least it will inspire me to take out my contacts more often and keep my eye doctor happy. I’m working today, and then going to dinner with everyone for a combined birthday celebration for everyone who’s birthday is in october. Like, can we find another reason to celebrate anything at all? And later is Midnight Madness which marks the first basketball game of the season, which is a huge party/pep rally and game starting at.. you guessed it.. midnight. This has always fallen on my birthday, and it’s so fun to have the first minute of my birthday being marked with streamers, flashing lights, a load buzzer, screaming, and thousands of big foam hands and dbu perifanalia waving in the air in patriot spirit.

Life is better than it has been in a long time, and I’m trying to hold on to every second of it.

– my contact case. You unzip it and it has the contact holder and small bottle for solution. Thanks linds!


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