Sunday, June 29, 2008

pray

I have some major decisions to make in my life, and there are some things that I'm hoping work out.

If you could pray for me, that would be great.

Thanks.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

success... sort of

I finished my second case study today (about the merger between Mars, Inc and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company). While it feels good to have my case studies done, I can't help but feel that this one isn't as good as the first one was. Like maybe I short-changed it or something in an attempt to just get it done. I don't know. But this one was definately harder to write than the last one - I felt like it was fighting me, wheras the first one just seemed to flow. Oh well, its done now. Capsim is also going pretty well, as is Econ (well, as good as Econ can go), so I feel like I have this class thing under control, at least for now. So that's good news.

I cannot wait for my vacation next week. Even though it'll be busy, I'm ready for the break from my everyday life. I keep telling Sammy and Sally that we're going, but I don't think they've quite processed that this means a 3+ hr car ride yet. They'll be quite pissed about that, but its too long to leave them alone. They'd be even more pissed if I left them, so oh well.

Someday everything will fall into place in my life and I'll wonder why I ever got impatient with God. Until then, I'm just here, waiting, and doing homework.

~E

Monday, June 23, 2008

busy as a bee

...or something like that. Here's what my schedule for the next week or so looks like:

Tomorrow (Tue) - work, work on/finish? 2nd case study paper, econ homework, clean a little
Wed - work (of course), econ class, look at results for capsim (simulation for capstone)
Thur - still work, conference call for capstone, finish any leftover work from Tue, pack, go to Springfield
Fri - meeting for work in the morning, come back from Springfield to finish packing, drug Sammy and Sally, and leave for St. Louis. (Upon arriving in STL) unpack, help Mom with Bri's grad party stuff
Sat - help Mom again, dress fitting with Abi at 12ish, John's grad party (my cousin), Abi's bachelorette party
Sun - breakfast with Abi, Paige and Kim is possible, Bri's grad party, then whatever else comes up
Mon - take Mom to get her colonoscopy (sp?) in the morning, and later go to dinner then drive to mermac caverns to stay the night
Tue - float on the mermac with Mom, Bri and one of his friends, drive back (to Mom's)
Wed & Thur - currently nothing. we'll see how long that lasts
Fri - its July 4. something related to firework watching will occur
Sat or Sun - BBQ?
Mon - pack it up and come back to Branson

So much for a vacation next week- I'm gonna be busy! But I'll get to see lots of people, so its all good.

This past weekend I was also in STL for Kyle's birthday and whatnot. Good times were had, except when the electricity went on and off like 4 times on Sat afternoon while I was trying to work on my paper. (Major storms to thank for that.) It just wasn't meant to be I guess. I did make some progress though on my paper, just didn't finish. Oh well.

~E

Thursday, June 12, 2008

burnout

Friends, I am burnt out. On school, work, everything.

And this is very very bad.

This is bad because I have a TON of stuff to do. Capstone tends to be front-heavy on the work, and the group I'm in has proven to not be quite as "with it" as I had hoped. So thats stressful. Plus the case studies, but at least there I've turned in my first one. One less thing to do. Work also sucks right now, and I feel kind of like I just can't get caught up there. Plus the burnout, and I've got problems. Then there's Econ. I have a feeling it still wouldn't be my favorite even if the other things weren't there, but it definately sucks in addition to the other crap. Blah.

Plus, I've gotten to do very little fun stuff the past 2 weeks because I've had all this shit to do. Thank God Carrie went with me to see the Sex in the City movie! Which was awesome by the way. I'll be purchasing it when it becomes available. Abi's bachelorette party is coming up too, which will be fun, I hope. I'm ready for some fun. Her mother better not ruin it for me by being a pain in my ass leading up to it!

All this crap has also affected my exercise habits. I need to start doing stuff again, or I'll be right back where I started. Which is NOT the goal!

Alright, enough complaining.

~Erin

Saturday, June 7, 2008

one day at a time

In order to keep from going crazy, I've decided living my life one day at a time is the way to go.

Between having to go to a job I hate everyday, keeping up with school, and all the other summer activities, things have been pretty busy. I got my first sunburn of the summer last week volunteering at the Special Olympics in Springfield with work. We had a lot of fun, but since it was a cloudy, crappy day, sunscreen was not a thought any of us had, so at our meeting the next day we were a sea of red faces. I think mine was worst, since I was one of the palest to start with. It was bad. And the peeling afterwards of my ENTIRE face was SO attractive. It has now faded to a shade just slightly darker than it was before, and you can barely see my "raccoon eyes" since it faded. Some of us are just not made to tan.

I also survived my first week of classes. Econ is rumored to be the hardest class in the program, but so far it doesn't appear as if it's going to be too awful. Dieter is a great teacher too, which helps. Praise God I am fairly good at math, and I still remember some of the math I learned in my undergrad, cause otherwise the calculus review would have been murder. Capstone simulation is underway, after some technical difficulties starting out, and will hopefully go fine now. I did a vague outline for my Lord & Taylor case study today, and plan to do some more actual writing tomorrow, with the goal of being finished by next weekend. The Mars-Wrigley case study isn't going quite as well, but hopefully that will work itself out when the time comes.

Work still sucks ass. That's all I care to say about that.

I got a lot of stuff done around the house today too, which is good cause I didn't get crap done last weekend. Last weekend I literally sat on my ass for 2 days straight. I didn't even leave the house. And I went to bed at 8:30pm on Fri. night and slept till 7:30 the next morning. It was a bit pathetic. I still haven't seen the Sex in the City movie, but am possibly going tomorrow, which is exciting. I really want to see it! So we'll see. Mom moved Bri's graduation party because her living room/new door isn't going to be done soon enough. It would be cutting it really close with the original date, and it wasn't worth the stress. So we'll see what date she picks.

Hm... I think that's all I have to report. At least being busy makes the week go by quickly. Hopefully Friday will be here again before I know it. Maybe.

~Erin