Friday, January 20, 2012

Hello! I mean Howdy!

I made it to Texas safely!  Now I just have to survive here for a year.  I've never had to deal with poisonous spiders or snakes or scorpions before.  I might faint from fright at the sight of them which will give the little critters ample amounts of time to inject me with their juices.

The plane ride over went super duper fast.  Our plane departed at 7:15 and we arrived just 2 hours later.  We had to wake up at 3:30 because the shuttle to the airport was at 4:30.  Did I mention this was all in the A.M? The shuttle (if you're picturing a train like I did please know that shuttle is a fancy word for 15 passenger van) was actually enjoyable even at that time in the morning because of our driver, Steve.  What a fun guy.  He immediately informed us that he owned 145 crazy hats even crazier than the one he was wearing which was a rainbow mohawk hat.  He then told us his life story beginning with his wife's family's names.  His in-laws had 6 children and their names were as follows: Marlene, Darlene, Carlene, Charlene, Arlene and Cliff.

You never notice how many lakes Minnesota has until you fly.

I've been enjoying time with my family right now.  I got to go to my cousin's basketball practice and I went to his school to eat lunch with him today.  He's a cute kid. 

His little ear turned BRIGHT red and he ducked down to hide his face when we started talking about a certain little lady.  I had my first crush in first grade.  His name was Patrick and he had buck teeth.

I've been hearing how coconut oil is so wonderful for your hair so I decided to try it out.  I'm sure it can work wonders but I think you need to do it correctly.  I did not do it correctly.  I read up on it after I took my shower.  Bad idea.  I read that you should use 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil per use and shampoo after you let it set. This Ladies and Gentlemen, is where I went wrong.  I really wanted to make my hair soft so I poured some oil into my hands and rubbed it into my hair.  But I did not get the desired effect so I poured it on to my hair.  But at the moment it wasn't soft enough so I dipped my hair in the jar of oil. Needless to say I used too much.

I used so much I could make my hair stand straight up.  Please, don't try this at home.
I hope it comes out by tomorrow when I meet my fellow School of Discipleship class because nothing says "please be my friend" like the most oily hair of my life.  But on the plus side my hair was really soft and managable.

God Bless!

P.S.  Hi Shantelle, I miss you!  I hope you're doing well.  Thanks for reading my blog!!


  1. I love it :) I can't wait to hear all about what is going on in your life! The story with all the names made me laugh and I had to tell Sean right away.
    I've heard that coconut oil is actually good for lots of things (this is coming from Doctor Oz of course...), like using it as lip balm instead of chapstick. You should try that too. :)
    I hope meeting with your fellow discipleship friend went splendidly! Love you!

  2. Hey, Rachelle - I've enjoyed reading your updates!! Just a suggestion: Since not everyone has a Blogger profile or remembers to check on here as often as they would probably like, I would say to put in a "Follow by Email" link on here. :)

    ~Rachel (from church..:)

  3. Katie!!! I'm glad you found that funny, I find it to be your type of humor. :)
    Coconut oil is AMAZING for my hair! I haven't had any snarls. ME with NO SNARLS. Crazy Sauce. I miss you. I like everyone in my class and since I got to meet them with clean hair they tolerate me. I still miss you. And Sean, ;)

  4. Rachel, thank you for that suggestion! I'm going to try and do that! You really didn't have to clarify who you are, you gooney. I hope you're doing greaaaat!