What Have I Been Up To?

I don't know what to write about.
What have I been up to?
It feels like I haven't done a whole lot, though I'm sure that isn't true.

I'm taking a break from work and start babysitting part time on Monday.
I finished my last final on Wednesday and am going to ENJOY my break from school. Though it feels like I should be doing homework right now.
I filmed my first youtube video in a month.
I participated in a cookie exchange with the other ladies at Synagogue, and got to actually talk to some of them. Speaking of, I learn something new every day about Judaism, and Synagogue is no exception. Every. Day. And I enjoy it. I enjoy learning and living it to the best of my ability.
I finished celebrating Hanukkah, and celebrated my birthday on the fifth.
I helped my family put up the tree, and will be celebrating Christmas with them on Saturday (yes, it's on Saturday).
We're all currently broke in this house, and I'm trying very hard to put my trust in YHWH; so far it's making a huge difference. I'm reminded every day that He's in control, and the rare occasions that he allows me to experience life with me in control don't go very well. I'm glad He's in control - I have no idea what I'm doing.
I realized today that I'm frustrated with America's (the World's?) ignorance, and happiness to remain ignorant. I mean, sure, everyone is happy, but does that matter if you're SO IGNORANT that you can't see the Truth around you?
(Side Note: This is not a jab at anyone or anything in particular; just stating my feelings on the matter.)
I'm getting the itch for adventure, and finally get to go to the Planetarium tomorrow. I can't wait to spend the day staring at stars.
I went to the Botanic Gardens earlier in the week, but wasn't there long. I got plenty of pictures though, as did Mason, so that's cool.
I made pancakes for the first time ever, so that was awesome.

I'm still just taking life as it comes, and trying to find YHWH's (or G-d's) plan for me.
That's all I can do, really. And I'm fine with that : )




New things happening!

1) I went to San Antonio with Kimmi last weekend and we had a blast. We drove there on Friday and got to sit in a ton of traffic (after my freakout at the Vallets) once we got there. We got to hang out with Kimmi's boyfriend Drew that night, which was super awesome. And I got glowy swords. Sweeet. On Saturday we used the free Wifi in the lobby to attend the Synagague service via the internet, went to Subway, a dive and dime, walked along the Riverwalk and went everywhere we could (the Alamo, the Mall, the fancy restaurant in our hotel, down the Riverwalk until we realized there was no turning-back point...), then went back to the hotel to chill for awhile. We went to the fancy hotel lobby for dinner and went for a walk to see San Antonio lit up that night. After the walk we went to the lobby for awhile so I could Skype with Mason, and we went to bed around midnight (after forcing ourselves to turn off "We are the Titans" before it got too sad). Sunday we packed up and headed back home to face another day of adventure!

2) I got to see Rae last Wednesday (instead of going to classes) and the Sunday we got back (for her daughter's birthday party). I missed a lot of the party (most of it, actually), but was able to see the birthday girl and my life-long friends for awhile.

3) Mason was out of town for a week and I finally got to see him Sunday, and have seen him every day this week. I really missed him and am glad to have him back home : )

4) I was fired from my job because of a wrong that couldn't be righted. It wasn't my fault; I still maintain that I'm innocent - but could not prove that I was. I'm taking some time off to finish the semester, and may start looking for work after it's over.

5) School is winding down, and my last day is the fifteenth. FINALLY!

6) My birthday is today (the fifth of December) and so far it just feels like any other day. We'll see what happens, though.

7) I'm celebrating Hanukkah for the first time ever, and it's really neat. I like having to take time to light candles and visit with family by Candlelight. I like participating in the Shabbat dedication service, and feeling like I belong in the Jewish faith. It's nice, and I can't wait to experience the last four days of Hanukkah.

I think that's it in a nutshell.
Obviously i didn't go into details; we would be here way too long if I did.
I'll write soon!