Antics and Ramblings of Kat

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My Friends Are Great!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Coffee + revision = productive times!

Today I went to Starbucks for the third time in two weeks. Not a particularly unusual in itself for me, considering I work there for half the year... but as a paying customer (albeit at a reduced rate!) I don't usually make a habit of frequenting the place that often.

But, revision does funny things to a person, and looking at the same four walls of my room is driving me round the bend! So, armed with revision notes and partner discount card I head down to the change of scenery that is Starbucks to a) revise and b) indulge myself in some highly calorific beverage :) It works for me!!

With one exam down, and two to go (next one being tomorrow afternoon!) I'm foreseeing a couple of more trips yet -- call it a 'coping strategy'!

And I have to say, today was a first... while placing my order I was practically offered a job by the manager -- which I turned down... I'm far too busy as it is when I'm in Reading to fit in a job on top of all that! But still... it's nice to know I have options!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

A New Philosophy?

It's been a while. That has a lot to do with the fact that I've been revising lately... and revision tends to sap every drop of creative thought from your mind.

I know I've never really enjoyed revising, but this year it just seems so much more difficult than it usually is. Perhaps it's because I have more on my mind at the moment.

At any rate, there's nothing else for it except to knuckle down and get on with it. And reward myself with Oreos every once in a while... yummy.

As UCCF's Richard Cunningham very profoundly told us at CU recently... "you can eat an elephant if you take it in slices."

Thursday, May 04, 2006

If you can't beat 'em...

I thought I would join in the fun and games... As Ceryn posted a picture of Ed, and now Ed has posted a picture of Ceryn... and Dannie posted an unflattering photo of me...

[Although this pic isn't too bad... I tried to find a more incriminating one, but couldn't!!]

Trekking to foreign lands... (well, as good as!)

I went over to Bulmershe yesterday. It was only the second time I've been over there... the first being way back in Freshers Week 2004! I decided to walk over there from Whiteknights (after all, half a mile doesn't sound that far, does it?), so armed with my trusty map (I am a geographer, after all) I set out on the journey.

I made it in the end... but man, I didn't realise quite how far it really was!!

So what was the reason for this trek to Bulmershe, I hear you cry? I was meeting up with my prospective housemates, so we they could check whether I was a generally ok person and I could get to know them! I have pleasure in reporting that Katie, Susan and Fiona are all lovely girls, and that we'll all be residing on Pitcroft Avenue next year! :)

And I tell you what... God knew it all along - I was just impatient and very grudging with my trust in Him. Which is so incredibly stupid, but I suppose that's what I get for being a control freak! I don't think it's any coincidence that the moment I completely let go of the situation, stopped stressing and fretting about what I was going to do next... that's when God showed me where I was really supposed to be. Not where I thought I should be.

It seems ridiculous to think that so often I decide I know better than my Creator, Lord of all and believe that my own short-sighted human perspective and plan must be better... Craziness.

But now.... I'm just most excited at seeing exactly what God has planned for me now he's placed me in that house!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

There's hope in the darkness, you know you're gonna make it

I don't want to say too much right now... but I may have found somewhere to live next year..! Nothing is totally finalised yet, but I'm hopeful. Huge thanks go to Jess, possibly the most amazing housemate in the world :) So... that particular headache may soon be completely eradicated... praise God!

I went to see my grandparents today... which was tough. It's so hard seeing people I love so much just looking so... old all of a sudden. I think my family are in for a difficult ride over the next few weeks and months... but you know, God has been faithful to me and my family all along, and I have no doubt that will remain to be the case. Even though things will get harder to bear, He'll be right beside us all the way, God unchanging.