Friday, August 28, 2009

Back in the Swing of Things

This week has went by in a blur. But then the first week back on campus always does. I feel like I'm falling back into an old pattern, and it feels nice. I fit here.


Here are few things that made me ridiculously happy this week:


- In first-day introductions I got to tell everyone of my recent engagement. :)

- Already a few professors know to look for me when they ask questions. I've had ready answers all week, and I'm proud of that. If that makes me a dork, so be it. I like it when professors of classes with 100+ students know my name.

- My roomie and get along fabulously. I'm so glad we stuck together this semester.

- Kyle is waiting for me after each long day of work and classes. That's the best feeling ever.

- I feel like I'm doing things on my own, finally. I haven't had to have help from my parents at all, financially. I'm supporting myself, and I earned the scholarships that are paying for my tuition. I get myself through every week without much trouble. I make decisions on my own. I deal with my parking tickets (yeah, that wasn't a smiling moment) on my own. I make my own appointments, and I make my own plans. I like this. :)

- Courtney gave me a new dress that has earned, no lie, at least twenty compliments today. I'm feeling pretty good about that. Thank you, Courtney!

- I can officially give directions to pretty much any place on campus. I'm no longer the silly freshie, and I'm so glad.

- And finally, it's my Grandma's 76th birthday today! :) I love birthdays.

What are you guys happy about??

63 comments:

  1. feels good being a full-fledged adult eh? (; and well done on being able to answer all your profs questions! (: xx hope it keeps getting better, have a great weekend! xx

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  2. Oh yes, it feels marvelous. :)

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  3. happy (late) grandma's birthday! and also??? congrats on the engagement!

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  4. hello [your a blog of note] and can i just love your blog!

    you sound just like me at uni. im forever asking or answering questions.

    i am happy about my practical starting tomorrow [being monday] even though it was completely messed up on thursday. its all sorted now.

    :)

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  5. congrats on being BLOG OF NOTE!!!

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  6. Becky: Thank you!!!!

    Carly: Omg. You were the lucky gal that broke the "blog of note" news to me. I'm floored. :D Thanks so much for the blog-love, dear.

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  7. I found you from Blogger's Blogs of Note ... congratulations! You are a great writer and fun to read. I, too, am a military wife. You sound like a strong, courageous young woman. Your fiance (congrats, again!) is a lucky guy! We need more wives like you in the military. I love being an Army wife. Even though it has it's share of struggles, it's a proud life full of purpose. Enjoy your new adventure!

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  8. Hello Carrie Chaney,

    I just want to let you know than your blog is the
    "BLOG OF NOTE" at Blogger.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Enjoy this great moment! You deserve it.

    Cheer and regards from Canada.
    Jose Luis Avila Herrera
    The Free Images Bank blog author
    Just another Blog of Note

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  9. I'm happy that my grandkids are all well and healthy.

    I'm happy that I am retired and am no longer at the mercy of my boss.

    I'm happy that my 26th wedding anniversary is coming up next month and that hubby and I are going on a 3 to 4 week road trip across the country to celebrate.


    I could go on and on, but I'll just congratulate you on being selected as a blog of note and invite you to pay my blog a visiit some time! You might be surprised what a granny blogs about!

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  10. ...we have the same name...i invite you to join globalove think tank.

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  11. Congrats on the being the Blog of Note :) You and your future husband look adorable! Hope he gets back soon:)

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  12. That sounds like a great week. I love making happy lists, it just everything better. I try to do that when I am standing in a long line or doing something else that is frustrating.:)

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  13. Congratulations on your engagement and the blog of note!

    Seeing someone younger than 25 making it as a blog of note gives me hope! haha :)

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  14. Maybe I don't have to mention this since you already know this but I found your blog at Blogger's Blog Of Note..

    I like the way you write your stories!

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  15. congrats on your blog of note, I hope to achieve the same honor one day. If you have time I'd appreciate it if you'd visit my page. http://livinginweeds.blogspot.com

    Congrats again!

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  16. Also, I am a huge Inheritance series dork and I freakin love those books. Sorry I just got excited when I saw that you were reading it.

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  17. I actually can't remember when was the last time I felt happy. But I'm glad you are :)

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  18. Sorry for leaving so many comments instead of just one but I was wondering how you designed your blog? Sorry like I said I'm relatively new, I really like your header and it seems unique, just wondering how you did it. Thanks, hope to hear from ya. Forgot to congratulate you on your engagement as well, so congrats!

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  19. Hey !

    My name is Josephine I from France and I just found out about your bloge on blogger's blog of note thing. I just wanted to let you know that it is really awesome, your articles are both interesting and sweet and seeing you so in love gives me hope again lol. Anyways, I'm suscribing and really looking forward to what's coming next ! ;)

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  20. you have a very touching blog. thanks

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  21. Congrats on being a Blog of Note !
    Who can resist a true love story?
    Good Luck.

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  22. Hello, girl!
    I'm from Brazil, and I saw you as a Blog of Note...
    I really like it!!
    Your love story is so beautiful!!
    And, sometimes I feel like you at university!
    =D

    (I'm sorry if my English isn't so good, i'm still learning it. :S)

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  23. I'm new to your blog.. came here via blogs of note, and absolutely loved it. Congratulations on your engagement, and have fun... always!

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  24. i woke up breathing this morning, and that made me happy

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  25. Congratulations, I am happy about the friends that I make online and the ability of the medium to enrich and better my life.

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  26. sounds great!

    go to www.ediblemince.tk

    it is the way everything must be done

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  27. I found you on BLOG OF NOTE. Congratulations. I have enjoyed reading your blog, it seems as though I have a ton of catching up to do.

    Being a fellow BLOG OF NOTER, it's amazing at the number of people who stop by and say hello.

    Don't be shy, you'll see me around here from time to time.

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  28. A big thank you to everyone who stumbled across my little blog from Blog of Note. :) Your comments have made my day! I'll try to stop by and answer all of your questions very soon, just be patient. I have a lot of questions/comments to respond to now! ;)

    I hope you all have wonderful days! :)

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  29. I just saw your blog on blogs of note and I wanted to say congrats. I browsed around your blog and am loving it. Just mad I never stumbled upon it earlier hehe. Its a good read. Im definitely following. Keep doing what you do best.
    Visit my page sometime

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  30. I'm new and I have to ask, why do you only have 29 days to spend with kyle

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  31. Just thought that I'd stop by and say a big "Hi" to EVERYONE!!! Today I'm really feeling good about everything, but I'm sad because no matter how hard I try, I just cannot get onto embedded posts, and sometimes I'd love to leave messages to these people. So, If anyone could help me out here with this, I would be really grateful. I would especially like to leave a message for "iNa" as she is just starting out, so if you are reading this, then know that I'm trying to get in touch!
    I hope that EVERYONE is having a great day...and yes, there is nothing that can beat First Love!!!
    Congratulations on becoming a blog of note!!!

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  32. FunSunGrl: I only have 29 days with Kyle because he is in the military, and will be leaving for Germany shortly. :/ It's a bittersweet time we have together right now. It's wonderful, but it will end all too soon.

    Tia: Thank you! :)

    Alice in Wonderland: Thank you for the well wishes. :)

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  33. Carrie - congratulations of beng the Blog of Note today! Yay!! Did you ever think it would happen so fast?? You have 130 followers now girlie. You have a following for your beautiful writing now ... somehow, I feel so proud of you. As your first follower, I wanted to be the first to say -- YAY!!

    Lyn

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  34. I'm another Blog of Note finder! :-)

    I have my own Kyle at home waiting after school and work, and I understand that feeling!!

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  35. Congratulations on your engagement AND Blog Of Note! Sounds like you are a great granddaughter too!

    Sandra

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  37. I love your blog.

    Congrats !!!!! for being
    "Blog of Note"

    abhisr

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  38. Congrats on the engagement and being blog of note!

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  40. WOW a Blog of Note blog I can kind of relate to. My Husband is leaving in a week and a day to Ft Bliss (EL Paso) for predeployment training then going to Iraq sometime in Dec for his 3rd time. The worse part will be that he will be in the state of Texas but I won't be able to visit him or anything. Wow Germany. I hear people Love to have a love/hate relationship with Germany. But after this deployment my husband wants to go back active but only if they send us to Germany. Your fiance is lucky they are letting him travel in a place other than Iraq. Iraq is pretty much the only place outside of the U.S. my husband has been!

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  41. First and foremost I say thank you and your finance' for the sacrifices you have made for our country. I am so happy to hear you are enjoying your college experience, keep on answering those questions.

    Last I just wanted to give you a big old Ozarks CONGRATULATION for Blogger of Note. Here's this farm chick wishing you a blessed day!!!

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  42. Congratulations on your engagement!

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  43. Certified Army Wife: Glad you can relate! Three deployments? Oh my. That's gotta be rough. :/ ...one day at a time, huh? Maybe if you guys get to go to Germany we'll meet up someday. :)

    Nezzy: Thanks so much for the support. :)

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  44. What a great, upbeat post. I hope my girls will be as excited as you are when they are in college...but I've got to wait a few more years, thank goodness! I'll miss them terribly!

    Nice to meet you & best wishes!

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  45. Lynn: Chances are that they will be. :) Almost everyone on a college campus is happy for one reason or another. It's odd, in high school everyone seemed so down all the time, but the atmosphere here is much more alive and upbeat. I think it's because we're all so ready to grow up and start our lives. We're all anxious and excited. It's hard to be gloomy when it seems like everything is just beginning.

    It's nice to meet you, too, and thank you for the good wishes. :) I hope you have a lovely day!

    Gadis TS: ;) Why thank you.

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  46. Congrats on being Blog of Note!

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  47. i just stumbled across this blog and find it very real and nice positive entry. the beginning of school can be so blah... glad it's not for you!

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  48. yay for being happy. don't you love when things are on your side. ps. that is so cute that your fiance waits for you. it's so cute i want to barf. oops sorry. the bitter betty in me just came out. i kid i kid.

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  49. Congratulations, Carrie! I hope you guys will have a lifetime of happiness!

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  50. Dandy & Yes, that did happen.: Thanks! :)

    bananas: Bitter Betty? lol. I'd never heard that one before. :)

    Organic: Thank you! :)

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  51. hello i love your blog and congrats on being blog of note :)

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  52. Awe! You looked fabulous in it and it was going to waste in my closet. Now that I've given most of my clothes away, I need to go shopping!

    *cough* Yeah, that was never the plan, just a coincidence. :D

    I'm so super-proud of you! For a lot of things, but in this instance, for taking care of yourself and my brother. It's a BIG step and you're taking it gracefully.

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  53. Sounds like you had an awesome week. I must say that I too am a huge dork and I love it. And what's even better, my man loves it too. Good luck. I'm just getting started here, but hopefully one day I can be a blog of note too!

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  54. Congratulations on being Blog Of Note.

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