kindel ann

March 26, 2009

I’m so in…

Filed under: Blogging,Computer,Life — Kindel @ 4:38 pm

Tomorrow (3.27.09) has been declared Unplug day. And I’m so stinkin’ excited.

Kimba over at A Soft Place to Land (she’s wonderful, by the way…definitely on The Kindo List) has declared Friday the day we pull ourselves away from the modern “conveniences” that take up a lot of our time and instead devote ourselves to the things in life that really matter. For you that may mean spending time with family, friends, or projects that you know need to get done.

Some people spend hours a day reading blogs and emailing and reading tweets and such.

Not that I would do that or anything.

So tomorrow is unplug day and I’m removing myself for 24 hours from Facebook, Twitter, blogging, casual email, and generally wasteful computer time. The only thing I’ll use will be email/computer for school/homework purposes. That’s it. I’ll keep my cell phone with me mainly because that’s my only means of communication. Really. It’s sad, I know.

I have a piano recital coming up on Sunday so I’ll be spending a LOT of time in the practice room. A lot.

So join us. Unplug from technology for 24 hours. 24 lil’ ole hours. Plug into something that is totally worth your time.


March 24, 2009

Read This!

Filed under: Blogging,Life — Kindel @ 8:59 am

You really have to read this.

This post really hit me hard. I’m not posting this for you to read because I feel like I have this mastered. I’m just posting it because I need a reminder. Everyday I need this reminder. 

This blog will definitely go on The Kindo List. For sure.

March 15, 2009


Filed under: Blogging,Church,Cody,Life,Lists,School,Wedding — Kindel @ 8:47 pm

I feel like that’s all my life is right now. My hodgepodge, all over the place, random, not organized, convulsion-inducing, therapy-needing life. 

  • This is only my third or fourth blog post of the new year. Shameful. I miss blogging.
  • I started this draft about a bajillion months ago. That’s how behind I am… 😦
  • I have a crazy class load this semester. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive. 
  • I have my senior recital this semester. It’s going to be at the end of March. If you know me at all, you know that I am not meant for the stage. I hate performing. I mean H-A-T-E performing. I’m super excited about all the music that I’m working on. I just don’t ever want to play it in front of a crowd of people. I’ll be much more relaxed when this is over.
  • I passed my hearing for my recital so everything’s good-to-go…mostly…
  • I just got my recital dress today! I love it and I get to wear it to Jr./Sr. this year!
  • I’m smack dab in the middle of wedding planning. I’m slowly getting everything done but I still feel waaaaaaaay behind. 
  • I started one of my 40-hour practicums. I love it! I’m at Armstrong Elementary and it’s fantastic! I’m so glad I like it because it’s where I’m doing my student teaching in August. 
  • 76 days. Only 76 days until we get married.  AAAAHHHHH!!! I’m so excited!!!
  • Cody and I just finished filling out brackets for March Madness this year. Pfft…I don’t know what I’m doing but it’s fun!
  • Um…anyone who knows me knows that I know/care nothing about most sports. A backyard game of football or baseball is fun every now and again but that’s about the extent. However, this is my second March Madness experience with Cody and ya know what? I kinda like it…
  • Cody and I have been playing at ALIVE for the past couple of months and it’s so much fun! I love the people and Tom just plain BRINGS IT every single Sunday!!! He holds nothing back!!!
  • Speaking of Tom, we started pre-marital counseling with him this past week. He is so intense about marriage and how to make it successful. He’s super encouraging and I feel like we are going to learn a lot from him!
  • Again, speaking of Tom–he has the most beautiful outlook on the wedding ceremony. The other day he said that what happens on the platform during a wedding ceremony is a beautiful, holy moment. The other details don’t matter nearly as much as that holy moment. They’re part of the celebration that follows. Those weren’t his exact words but the was the message. It was beautiful and I might have cried just a little…
  • I’ve recently started reading a T-O-N of new blogs. I’ll post soon about all of those. They are soooo good. 
  • TweetDeck makes Twitter that much more amazing. Check it out if you’re on Twitter. And if you’re not, you need to be.
  • June is coming!!! I can’t wait because I’ll be here with my husband on our honeymoon!!!
  • I’m almost getting excited about student teaching next semester. 
  • I am so ready for a break from school…
  • I’ve got A LOT of piano practice ahead of me for the next two weeks…
  • And then after that, I’m taking a sabbatical. A long one. Just kidding, Mrs. Dill…

Wow. This post is way longer than I anticipated. But, I’m back to blogging. No more break. I promise to post more regularly!

November 30, 2008

Belated Thankfulness…

Filed under: Life,Lists,Thanksgiving — Kindel @ 10:44 pm

Well, the thankfulness isn’t belated, but posting about it is…

As many times as I get frustrated with life and circumstances, I have so many things to be thankful for and yet I somehow manage to neglect actually mentioning them.

Here are just a few things that I am thankful for:

  • A God who loves me no matter what: Thank you, Father, for your love, mercy, grace and forgiveness that is so unfailing.
  • My wonderful fiance, Cody: Thank you for your unconditional love. I can’t wait to be your wife because I know God has brought us together. I look forward to many, many years standing by your side. I promise to support you in everything you do. Even when we are poor in the wallet, we’ll never be poor in the heart… 🙂 I’m also thankful for the last few uninterrupted days spent with you, especially that Starbucks on Saturday. It’s really nice just to sit and be able to talk.
  • My family: Thanks for always being there for me. Thanks for supporting me through all my growing up years. I know it’s been hard for you but I hope to show you that it’s been worth it. I pray that we continue to grow closer together as a family. Thanks for being so supportive of me and Cody.
  • Those “good morning” texts: They sure do help me start my day a little easier.
  • My future in-laws: You are wonderful people who have welcomed me into your family from day one. I’ve enjoyed all the times we have spent together and look forward to many more. Thanks for supporting me and Cody as we begin our journey of life together.
  • Travis, Kris, and the people of THRIVE church: You guys are amazing. I have enjoyed getting to know you all so much. I’ve never imagined being welcomed so much into a church family but you guys have really proven what Christ’s love is all about.
  • My friend Hannah: I have enjoyed getting to know you so much over the past year or so. I’m thankful that you let me borrow your cool movies that no one else seems to appreciate. I’ll treasure our friendship forever! It’s great having a shoulder to cry on when our professors drive us bonkers. 🙂
  • My friends Ruth and Christineff: I’m sad everyday when I think about you guys and how you live so far away. I’m so thankful for our friendships, even though we don’t get to see each other or talk as much as we’d like. I love guys always.
  • My roommates, Joy, Jess, and Kris: I barely ever get to see you guys but it’s been great living with you. I’m very thankful for your friendships. I’m definitely going miss you, Joy and Jess when y’all graduate in December. I sure do wish you the best.
  • All my college friends: Every one of you, in some way, shape, or form, has helped me grow so much. I wish that there was some better way to thank each one of you personally.
  • My college professors: Especially Mrs. Dill who sometimes just listens to me and for teaching me so much about being a musician and Mr. Day who can always bring a smile to my face, even right after making me cry. 🙂
  • My job: It has really given me a greater appreciation for precious (sometimes not-so-precious) children and it is everyday teaching me how to be a better mother, even though I don’t have children of my own, yet.

I apologize if I’ve left anyone off the list. It was not intentional and I’m very thankful for you.

I’m sure everyone and his brother who has a blog has posted a list or something similar to this but I felt like I needed to post this too. I hope we all remember to be thankful not only during this holiday season but every day of our lives!

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