Monday, September 21, 2009

Can you say CRAZY?!?!?!

What a week man! So much has happened, I figured I'd give you a little update

The stake was doing a blood drive, so I signed up. I've already tried to donate twice, but some complication always came up. First my veins were too 'shallow' and the tech was to 'callow' so she went right through my poor little vein, but not before she tried stabbing me four times. The second attmept, everything went smoothly, except on of the valves in the bag deactivated so oxygent got in and voided the sample, rendering it useless. So you can imagine that I would be a little nervous to try it again. Well... I got through the questions and all that jazz, I learned to always ask for a 'super stick', meaning that I get the supervisor to stick me, instead of the new, less experienced techs. I told her about my history, and she got that needle in! I was pleasantly surprised. It took twenty minutes, but everything went smoothly. I still have a gigantic bruise on the inside of my left arm, but I'm a finially blood donor!!!!

The week only got better from there! My best friend Veronica fell out of her chair and hit her head Wednesday night. Thursday, she was getting a headache, so she went to the health centr on campus, they weren't very helpful. I came over after class to keep an eye on her. But by 8, she was getting worse, so we took her to the ER. That was DEFINITELY an experience. We spent over four hours in there, not too bad in general I guess. While we were waiting we ended up befriending a homeless girl who likes to refer to herself as Gemni. It made for an interesting night. She asked to borrow my computer and that made for a very uncomfortable time, until the nurse was kind enought to kick her out. Well, after four hours, all Veronica's x-rays came out negative, so we went home. She has a concussion, but she's just fine. Defintely made for an exciting weekend though.

Friday was a fun day. After sleeping off one adventure, we prepared for another. We went mudbogging with Colleen, Veronica's roomate. That's was wicked. Nothng like Queen Creek, but it was fun getting lost in the forest. After that we came back to campus, dinner, then Game Night!!! We played Curses and Apples to Apples. Totally fun, then we finished off the night with ice cream and a movie.

On Saturday, we slept in yet again.(don't you just LOVE college? :D) We did a mini photoshoot on campus before catching a showing of The Proposal @ the Prochnow. Can't be a $3 movie and free popcorn and drinks. I'll try and post some of the pics from my friends camera later.

Sunday was even great. It was stake conference so I got to go with Mason. Great talks, virtue seemed to be the prevalen subject. But it all seemed to be necessary revelation. I somehow managed to get some laundry done in the chaos. Then home teaching, which was Just What I Needed. I finially got to meet the mormon girls in my building. Things have been kinda hard, getting into the ward and settling. But I met one girl named Emily. She's a freshman as well, but we are so totally the same. She's a Theater major and an art minor. All the things I wish I could be. We clicked instantly and subsequently started planning art and craft parties. :D! It was an answer to both our prayers. I am just so thrilled to finially find a new friend that shares all my passions as well as my standards. It's just a testament that our Father listens.

Well, that about sums up my week. See, I told you I would update :P I hope you all are well, I'm missing you guys, but not too much cuz I'm having so much fun.
Take Care,
See You at Thanksgiving
~Miss Keara

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hey Guys!

Sorry it's been sooooo long, but you know the busy life of a college student. :) I've been meaning to update for AGES, but I wanted to post pics of my room, but surprise surprise, my camera is nowhere to be found. :( ugh! so frustrating, I just bought it too.

Well, I'm about a month into my freshman year at Northern Arizona University. I'm currently majoring in Psychology, but we'll see how much this changes in the following years. It's a total blast though! College is so much fun!

I haven't been too homesick at all really. I mean I came home for labor day, but I guess I'm just enjoying the independence. Hopefully the fam is coming up next weekend for a premature parents weekend. It should be fun.

So far I'm doing pretty good in all my classes. This is definitely an easy semester. I probably have the best sched. None of my classes start before 11 am, and I get fridays off! YES!!! I'm really excited for some of my classes this semester. My favorite one is probably my Global Village one. We discuss the different aspects of globalization and the pros and cons it has to the world. Sorry, probably doesn't make a ton of sense, but I get excited for it. ^.^

My roommate is pretty chill. She's really quiet and passive. We seem to be getting along so far. I think it just took a bit for her to adjust to my craziness, but we're cool now.

I'm trying to balance my time between school, friends, boyfriend, institute and YSA activities, and other clubs and stuff. I thought I wanted to work, but I have no idea when I'd have time to. Whew! College kids stay BUSY!

The weather is absolutely gorgeous up here though. We're going camping this weekend if it doesn't rain. Today was surprisingly chilly, it was like 65 and raining. Totally nice. I still kinda miss the heat in QC, not gonna lie, but a girl could definitely fall in love with Flagstaff too.

I love and miss you all, hope everything is going well. I'll try to be more regular about the postings ;) and HOPEFULLY I'll find that stinkin camera soon, so I can show you the awesomeness that I know as Flagstaff.

<3 till next time
Keara xox