Jul 12, 2010

Clean Sheet Night

Today is going to be Clean Sheet Night.  I'm rather excited.  Some weeks, Mondays are my Sundays, so today I spent a lot of time organizing, doing chores, running errands, etc.  I even rearranged my room!  I totally love the new layout and I cannot wait until I purchase myself a queen size bed.  That way when Mommis comes to visit we can share the bed :)  It smells really great too, thanks to my Wallflower.  Yum.

I'm so thankful for a myriad of things today.  I'm thankful that I have such fantastic friends -- four of them are coming out here in September to spend an extended weekend with me and see my new life in Los Angeles.  I'm thankful for my parents, both who do everything they can for me.  My dad is coming into town before he departs for Asia on Friday, so I'm going to get dinner with him after work.  He's apparently being sent with a few things my mom doesn't mail me.  I'm thankful for my mom because even though she's a little overprotective ("Kirb!  Don't talk to people at the mall.  I just watched E! Investigates and some guy is hanging out at malls and preying on beautiful women who are friendly enough to talk to him.  And then he murders them!"), she means well, and she's always had my best interest at heart.  Isn't that what Moms are for?  I'm thankful for my brother and that he's not a raging heathen, however you might think otherwise considering last night he piled into my parent's home with seven girls.  I seriously doubt I would ever be allowed to bring seven boys home at 11:00 at night, let alone to go swimming all together.  Anyway, I'm thankful for Nick because even though he might look five years older, he is my little baby.  He is always so sweet and sends me nice text messages right when I need them!

I'm thankful today that I took the time to go and hike Runyon.  You know how people say to do one thing a day that scares you?  Runyon Canyon scares me.  I'm always afraid that with my clumsiness that I'm going to slide down the hill and fall to my demise, surrounded by the million dollar mansions.  What a way to go, huh?  Anyway, I went for an hour-long hike today and it was beautiful.  It was hot, but it wasn't terrible.  The wind was brisk and the smell of it reminded me of October in Texas.  Once I got to the top of the hills, I was taken aback by how beautiful the city looked from up top.  Sure, there was smog in the distance, but it was just so pretty.  Sometimes I can't believe that I live here; I feel like I'm in college or perhaps living in an extended vacay type of world.  As I hiked, I listened to a Joyce Meyer podcast that was truly beautiful.  It was awesome to be alone and listening to the sermon with nature surrounding me.  Very cool if you ask me!  It put a new meaning to "quiet time."

Anyway, thank you God for all the blessings you have bestowed upon me.  And thank you, friends, for reading!  Scroll down and catch up on some posts.  I've done a few this past weekend!

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