Monday, January 23, 2012

Lovely little things...

This past week has been one of settling. The class I am teaching is progressing nicely. I am excited about the projects my students are working on this semester {researching Internet communities – holler!}. My application to my new program has been submitted and I am waiting for to hear whether or not I have been accepted {a few weeks away}. And, in most recent news, I decided to drop one of my classes this semester. I have been on this crazy mission to get my PhD done as quickly as possible {in five years instead of six}, and I finally realized it’s not worth killing myself to cut off a semester or two of school {and I love school right? Hopefully I still love it when I’m in my 30s, because I will still be attending until I am 32 or 33!}. So I dropped a class, even though I was enjoying it and really liked the teacher, because it doesn’t relate very closely to my current research and I just can’t handle twelve hours of school, while trying to be a wife, a blogger, a servant at my church, and a good friend, and while trying to keep a clean house and exercise regularly.  I feel like this is another moment of humility, where God says “Jen, you cannot do it all. Please stop trying.” I am obeying. Yes, this means I will probably have one if not two babies {God willing} while I am still in grad school, but babies and books are cute together, don’t you think?

And without further ado, here is my week via Phoebe. Love that girl. One of my new best friends; no offense to my other best friends… J

Resting after a walk with a good friend // Making homemade lemon squares with fresh lemons!

Nothing beats an LGO breakfast // I miss Bekah already!

Arnie P! Add him to the best friends list // Can't get enough of my pastor's sweet newborn!

Flats... everyday y'all // Double batch of banana bread {Micah only had to beg for two months}


*Linking up with Life Made Lovely and Aisle to Aloha!*


Kimberly said...

Love the flats and the newborn! so cute. Found you thru Handbags and Pigtails blog.

Katie said...

That is quite a lot to have on your plate and I'm sure a wise decision to not try to do it all at once. Learning what gets a priority is hard!

Ruthie Hart said...

that sweet little baby! LOOK AT THAT HAIR!

michelle @ this little light said...

I laughed out loud when I saw the Arnold Palmer half/half. My husband LOVES that stuff. I guess you could say it's his "Phoebe." Oh, and that little baby...seriously, could she be cuter? Those eyes, that hair!!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this evening!

ginanorma said...

cute catch up, and more and more BAKING!

Beth @ the city said...

yay for baking :) I made bread this week...but banana bread is another fave! I love those flats (and they're not black)! That baby is so sweet.
I think it's great you've decided to slow down the grad school pace a bit...we've come to a similar place with knowing my husband probably won't finish school before our family starts ;) So I say babies and books def go together!

Rebecca said...

Love me some ruffles (especially on shoes!) and am a bit addicted to drinking those Arnold Palmer's (the cans are HUGE!) Sounds like a good week!

Popping over from Aisle to Aloha!

Corinne @ the Salty Shark said...

Hey fellow desert girl! I'm an LGO addict too! Don't you just want to buy every single thing in their market? Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather! xo