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Project 365: Day 130- April 9th

I believe in sleeping in.
I believe in giving 100% when you only have 80.
I believe jamming out by yourself in the car.
I believe in kisses on the forehead.
I believe in smiling till your cheeks hurt.
I believe in being silly & crazy with your friends.
I believe in taking chances & making mistakes.
I believe in having someone tell you you're beautiful.
I believe in swinging on swings & running in the rain.
I believe in miracles & random acts of kindness.
I believe in saying hello to anyone & everyone.
I believe in 2nd chances & that everyone deserves one.

While cleaning the house that I live in probably isn't necessarily defined as a random act of kindness, I'm including it today because I do it out of love. I do it because I want my mom to come home from work and not have to worry about anything. I do it because I am so grateful that I have a place to live without having to pay rent while trying to get through grad school. I do it because I know …

Project 365: Day 129- April 8th

Erno Rubik once stated "Our whole life is solving puzzles" and I'd like to think he's right. I think that's the beauty of life. Trying to figure things out... using common sense.. clues... taking moments and being patient with them.. working with others... and I think that's why I love puzzles so much whether it's crosswords, word jumbles, word searches, cryptoquotes.. I love it all. But I will say this. Yesterday was the first time in a LONG time where I could NOT solve the cryptoquote. I literally felt defeated. It was just really hard for me last night. I probably spent about 2 hours on it and only figure out the letters A and S.. or at least I think I did. I'm going to work on it a little more, but I may have to admit that I just couldn't figure out and find out the answer tomorrow.. we shall see.

And how was the rest of my day spent you might be asking yourself? Well, I decided to try a little project called sewing, haha. I took a skirt I us…

Project 365: Day 128- April 7th

Well, it was a sad day in the world of Alyssa.... On my way home from Ethan's, I stopped at Tim Hortons and got my usual: chicken salad sandwich, toasted on wheat bread with this salt and vinegar chips.. and a sprite. It's my favorite. Super yummy! I just love it. But guess what? As I pulled up to the drive thru window, the lady handed me the chips and said "These are our last bag of chips.. we'll never have these again." Yea, you could say my heart is a little bit broken. Actually, I'm devastated :( I don't know what I'm going to get with my chicken salad now... *sigh* Dear heavens, I'm going to try and survive... We'll see what happens, haha.

Then mom and I had dinner: Burger and fries! Yummy! And then I drove down to Ethan's house. We went grocery shopping so he could get some healthy groceries instead of eating out hehe. And I got some cranberry juice cause I'm still not feeling good. Here's a picture of us after we got back:

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Project 365: Day 127- April 6th

So, the day started like any other day. Had some breakfast, called some places for more research, put the roast on for dinner, went and visited George and Huddy, haha. K, that isn't normal, but still, lol. And then about 4:30PM I get a call from the boyfriend saying he's broke down.... about 40 minutes from my house. Soooo, I grab my keys, phone, and Ipod and head out the door. Traffic was horrible because, well, it was almost 5PM, but I got to him in about 35 minutes. It was SO hot out, so I was trying to hurry. Got there and we headed off to pick up his pictures at Walmart, grab some antifreeze, and stop by UPS so he could FINALLY get his new motorcycle jacket. I spilled Sierra Mist all over me, he thought I was weird rawkin out to Justin Bieber in my car... haha. But it was a good afternoon. And we finally got back to his car... and it worked (just overheated) so here he is.. in front of me.. heading to his house.

And once we got to the house, I chowed down on some roast...…

Project 365: Day 126- April 5th

"What happens to these people in their last moments, it really matters. Places aren't haunted. People are haunted." -Melinda Gordon

I have to say I absolutely LOVE the TV series "Ghost Whisperer" and today there was a marathon on. I had to stay at Ethan's house all day to wait on a package... so I legit watched Ghost Whisperer for about 6 hours, haha! They were all episodes I hadn't seen before... and lemme tell you, I was creeping myself out! LOL There was an episode about Bloody Mary and every noise I heard I jumped. I didn't even want to go to the restroom (cause there were mirrors in there of course) LOL but it was a good day! haha!

Then, I had to leave to go make a sale on an item. Sorry I'm being so vague, but I have to be haha. But anyways, I sold an item for $500 buckaroos and guess what? I PAID OFF MY CAR FINALLY! I've been paying on that lil thing since 2007 and she is finally paid off... hallelujah!

Then I met my mom for some lunc…

Project 365: Day 125- April 4th

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ~Maya Angelou

Today was Easter-- and what a better way to spend it than with family. It's a rare moment to get all of us together.. and boy oh boy, we did it today! Mom and dad had Brad, Corey, Jennifer, and me all in the pew with them at church hehe! We went to Cornerstone and had a great time! They sang some amazingly beautiful worship songs. My favorite-- How He Loves Us! And we did communion. It was such an overwhelming moment. I didn't even feel worthy enough to do it. I leaned over and told Brad I wasn't going to take it.. I just didn't feel good enough... and you know what he said? "Were the disciples perfect? Did they mess up? Yes. But Jesus still loved them... Don't feel ashamed about anything." And that was encouraging. So, we took it. Thank You …

Project 365: Day 124- April 3rd

Jay Leno once stated, "I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries." The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that?" And well, the girl behind the counter yesterday didn't ask me if I wanted fries with that, because you best believe I got me a Big Mac combo and no, I am not ashamed, haha! My mom, dad, and I stopped at McDonalds yesterday... and lemme tell you, it was delicious! I LOVE their fries.. and Big Macs... and SWEET TEAS! This is my one true love right here, haha! I have to document it :)

And then, I went to Family Video and rented "Old Dogs" and my mom, Corey, Brad, Montana and I all sat down to watch it last night. Kind of a crazy movie when you think about it... Bernie Mac is in it.. and it was just released in 2009. Boggled my mind a little til I read that it was originally suppose to be released in 2008, but was halted due to Bernie Mac's untimely death, due to the death of John…

Project 365: Day 123- April 2nd

I started making some proper decisions, getting things in order. It's kind of like cleaning up your house. I was looking for direction for what God wanted me to do - and that's when I got a call about The Passion. -Scott Stapp

Well, my Friday morning started off by me cleaning the house. And lemme tell ya, I think cleaning this house is a whole lot easier than figuring out life... what God wants me to do with my life... who He wants to be in my life. I feel like I'm at such a confusing state in my life. I expected to be a lot further along in my "plans" than I am right now at the age of 23. I guess that's why they say God laughs at plans... because He usually has His own. So, I guess right now... just like when I clean this house, I have to put pictures, blankets, etc. in order.... I'm going to attempt to get my life in order... and see what He has for me from there. I want to be happy. I want to feel fulfilled. I want Him to smile when He thinks of me... …