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The one where she finishes

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Tomorrow marks a big day.

Ok, maybe a HUGE day.

A little background. Cause you know I like to do that.

My mom. She's pretty awesome.

When my sisters and I were little girls, it was SO important to my mom to stay at home with us. No questions asked- no matter if it were financially feasible or not. She and my dad committed to making it work. They felt so strongly about it.

In addition, my mom taught each of us to read. She home schooled us for kindergarten. She made up her mind she wouldn't put us in school until we learned to read. And we are all strong readers today.

Staying home was THE best thing she could have ever done.

But since she stayed home with us, that meant school or a career was put on hold for her.

Until 1998. My mom decided to go back to college.

She started college and graduated with an associates degree in nursing in 2000.
She became Kathy Corso, RN.

Watching a parent go through college is one of the most inspiring things. (I actually had the privilege of wat…
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.

Psalm 107:29, 30

The one where I remember my most brilliant idea ever

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I updated my Facebook status this morning as shown above. After seeing several of the comments, it reminded me of the most brilliant idea I think I may have ever had. 
Back in January 2010 we were having a super cold winter in Dallas. And I should probably remind you all of a few things. I'm a Dave Ramsey girl. This translates to this: In the summer, I don't turn my a/c down very much and in the winter, my apartment stays pretty cold.
So. One Friday night I'd been preparing to go to bed (probably at 8:30pm, or something) and was thinking about coffee for the following morning...and since I'm being honest here, let's break it down even more. I'm always thinking about coffee in the morning. At lunch time I think about my cup of coffee I'll have the next morning. Before bed, especially, I'm thinking about that cup of coffee I'll have. I just love coffee. 
Well. Anyways! A most uncomfortable experience in the winter is having to actually get out of a w…

The one where I celebrate a year

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One year ago today, I landed in Tallahassee. Here is the post from a year ago. Re-reading it almost made me cry again! Such an incredible year. It started out SO crazy- and has ended up so crazy AWESOME.

And turns out, I started my adventure in Tally the same way I celebrated my one year:

(this picture was taken last year- but could have easily been taken today)
I'm grateful for this past year. It could possibly be one of THE best years of my life. It's been a peaceful year, drama free, and an adventurous year. What more could one ask for?!

In other news, yes, I'm sick again. Allergies have overtaken my body. Went to the doctor today to see what I could do about it- considering I've gone through almost 3 boxes of sudafed in the past 8 days.

Came home with 2 more prescriptions (in addition to the slew of meds I got while in the ER last week), and the makings for homemade soup. I've wanted soup all day and I'm not a 'canned' soup kind of girl. Which means…

The one in the ER

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So I had quite the eventful day yesterday.

Kidney stones. Any of you ever dealt with them before?

And just FYI, I'm going to use words like urethra and ureters in this post. If those words bother you, you may want to stop reading now :-)

I've had three ladies tell me in the last couple of days- if they had the choice- childbirth or kidney stones- they would choose childbirth. No questions asked.

Let's think about that for a second.

Yeah. Let that sink in.

So I woke up yesterday morning, turned on my coffee pot, and sat down to read. Like any normal day. Until I began to feel wildly uncomfortable. I'd known the kidney stones were making their move this week as I'd had some issues on Monday and Tuesday. But this was different. I went to the cabinet and found some expired pain meds from the last bout and thought I'd see if they helped.

They offered no relief.

Now, here's the deal. Growing up, we hardly EVER went to the doctor. So that's not my normal first …

The one where the vault is unlocked

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There has been a new fad on Twitter and Instagram in which people post old pictures of themselves and tag it #TBT or "Throwback Thursday."

I have ignored this fad as I truly believe God was looking out for me when Facebook was created AFTER I left high school. There are just some things that need to remain offline....such things being any picture of me between the age of 12 and 18. They can stay in a locked vault.

When I'm 40, I'm sure I'll look back and laugh- but even at the ripe old age of 28, I still say "TOO SOON!"

I know we all had those 'awkward' years....But let me tell you. It wasn't a phase for me....It was my life.

It didn't help matters that 2 weeks before my senior pictures were to be taken, I went in for a haircut that left me looking like a 35 year old mom of 4. (Not that anything is wrong with being a 35 year old mom of 4 kids....But for some reason, there are so many women who get pregnant, have a baby- and BAM! The nex…