So yesterday I was so excited to go out with the girls after work. I don't ever "go out with the girls"... so I was happy! I would show pictures BUT, people suck. Want to know why they suck? Well let me start from the beginning:
Briana came over right after she was done with her exams and we went to the grocery store to buy a bottle of wine and frozen pizza. We are classy girls ;) hah. I decided it was about time to take some new pictures so we were taking stupid pictures while waiting for the pizza. Then our friend Catherine came over to join the party. She also passed her boards and needed to celebrate as well. So, we decided to go out to a bar that my friend works at.
We get to the bar and there is barely anyone there but we had enough energy to make our own fun! So we were just talking to my buddies that were working and hanging out having a good time. We had all of our purses together and Briana put my camera in her purse because I didn't have any room in my little clutch for much else. Welp... You can probably now assume what happened.
I seriously don't know how someone had time to steal Briana's purse because usually there was at least one of us by them. What's weird was, they didn't steal the little black clutch that they could easily walk away with, or the huge gold bag/purse that obviously had a lot of stuff in it. They decided to steal the mediocre small white purse.
Poor Briana had her wallet, phone, keys, camera PLUS my camera stolen. Someone lucky *bad word* got two nice cameras. Oh that makes me so mad.
So there is the story.
Still blows my mind though because there was barely anyone in that bar. Luckily there was a camera there and my buddy Adam is going to check the tapes today to see if we can catch this purse thief.
Briana stayed over and I bought her Starbucks and took her back to her house where her parents were already changing the locks on their house. Such violation you know? Even though it was probably a stupid college student who just wanted some extra cash and wouldn't even think about breaking into someone's house. Better to be safe than sorry.
I learned that I trust people way too easily. Bummer.
Dang you Cincinnati!
Eh, I can only thank Jesus that I just lost a camera. Nothing else.
I haven't updated in a while! Well, I did... but that one does not count. It really has just been a typical week for me. Went to a fun show last night with a group of amazing people. Glad I got to catch up with a few friends I haven't seen in a while.
I'm happy I got to talk to Shelby on the phone for a bit today. Made my day :)
I'm definitely coming to visit Nashville this coming weekend. I'm excited but I also know it'll be hard seeing everything that I used to be so familiar with. Randomly I'll visualize a street that I would always drive down and have to remind myself that I am not on vacation. Sounds so weird but it happens so easily.
Anyways, it'll be a good time none-the-less. Britt finds out where she is going to be placed and we will celebrate and be merry!!
Ok, well... it's a Saturday night and I have an exciting night planned :)
I had an amazing weekend filled with lots of friends and cool places. I met a few new people and became better friends with others. I ended up going to some underground hip hop show at Rohs St. Cafe. The diversity in the room was amazing. There were old folks, teenagers, college students, kids, parents in all sorts of races. I loved being in that sort of environment... I feel like the only time I got that in Nashville was when I went to The Cool Kids/Matt and Kim show hah.
In a way I miss having one central place where everyone goes. Makes it easier to see faces more often then get to know them. But Cincinnati is full of little coffee shops all scattered throughout the city. Two of the main coffee shops in Clifton are owned by Christians, which is pretty cool because they have open mic nights where anyone can come and bring their talent. Doesn't matter what you perform, it's all about your gift.
On sat night I went to a bar/coffee shop called Highland with two girl friends of mine. I love how old most of the buildings in Cincy are, gives each one its own unique quality. This place is full of aeclectic things, they even had an old school cash register. Anyway, the three of us talked till it got pretty late and I have seriously been craving some time with just girls. That night really meant a lot to me.
So, if anyone knows why my phone isn't sending pictures this is let me know! Bahumbug.
I sent a picture to my blog and nothing came up! It was really funny too!! Ahh man.
Today is a better day than yesterday. Thank the Lord for that.
Tomorrow my dad and I are sitting down and getting all my ywam stuff together. I know I said we were gonna do it last night but I ended up hanging out with Case instead haha. Procrastination much? Maybe.
It's probably bad when I put off doing ywam stuff to go sing karaoke with Case hah! Oh well, I needed a good laugh and Cincinnati karaoke bars are a great way to boost your self esteem! Seriously, if you want to hear some awful singers... come on up. I mean, not to sound cocky but... Case and I owned the place.
Case sang a little Circle of Life and I sang a little Kings Of Leon. I probably sang the most trendiest song that night... ehhhh what can ya do?!
It's a nice day out today, maybe Ben and Sam will go to the park with me. Maybe I'll make them! :)
I started writing again. Kind of a fun thing. I still get frustrated but thats okay because at least I have motivation to write.
I need to start writing poetry randomly through the day. That would help my crappy lyrics get better.
I'm in a weird mood today. Kind of in a funk. Probably because I realized how much I have been sucking at being the best bride I can be for Christ. That's something I'm not going into detail about but we all have our seasons. And just like I said before, I'm trying to push through this one.
It's really windy today... and I want to blow away with it. I'm already sick of being here. I'm ready to keep moving.
Random random random random random.
Practice #1: In my bed Feeling dead Moving on Feel strong Picking up Ben At 3pm Grandparents come late That's the end of my day.
So, I started reading No Compromise the life story of Keith Green. It's been pretty amazing so far. I am eternally grateful to Ian Lincoln. Don't worry Ian... I will pass this book on :). It's been fascinating to hear how God really is constantly trying to get our attention. Even when we are completely distracted and trying to live life our way.
I still feel like I'm on a very long vacation. Like, I'll be back in Nashville in a week and all of my stuff will still be there. Lisa will still be my roommate and I can still call up any of my friends to get dinner or lunch.
Today was a big realization though... Cincinnati is only temporary. It doesn't feel so temporary when I have nothing to do after my 3-4 hour work day. Nothing to do before and after. For the past few weeks I've felt like I am just going through the days. I'm slowly losing the reason why I moved here in the first place. Today was a day where I think God really started poking at my heart and being like, "Come on katieee... Cincinnati wasn't the permanent plan!" Thank the Lord it's not... No offense Cincy.
So tomorrow is the big day. I'm going to my parents house after "work" and we are sitting down and looking over all the ywam bases again and then I'm completely filling out my application stuff. Things are going to get done... and I mean it.
I can already tell though that it's going to suck leaving this family I nanny. The parents are amazing and I am REALLY love the kids. Funny for me to be saying. Little ben is one of the most hilarious kids I've ever met. Throw Sam into the mix and you've got two hilarious boys on your hands. I am so blessed even though they can be little boogers sometimes. Ben knows of all these awesome places here in Cincy and it blows my mind because he is only 10! He keeps saying stuff like, "Oh Katie you have to go to this place... its amazing, you'll love it!" He even told me about a cool Hookah place in Clifton! I said, "how do you know of a hookah place in Clifton?!!" For those of you who don't live in Cincy... It's where the UC campus is and its pretty shady at times. So for this kid to be telling me of all the hot spots there... makes me feel pretty lame for not already knowing about them haha!
I could tell story after story already about these boys... so there are defintely plenty more to come. Overall... I never thought I would love my job this much. I thought it would do and it would just get me to the next thing. But I'm realizing that I really do love doing this and this is something I could do for a while. BUT I cannot keep thinking that because I have to keep moving forward.
Well, I thought about coming to Nashville this weekend but then realized that I still need to make friends in Cincy so that plan fell through. Even though I love Cooper and it's his birthday... I need to stay here. I'll make it up to him on a different weekend. I mean... he didn't come to Cincy for my birthday ;). Sucks having to push through hard times in order to get to the good ones. Right now I feel like im trying to push through a brick wall. 1. I can't see through to the other side and 2. It's pretty lonely being the only one pushing.