Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lockets

Here's another fashion post. Of course I fail at everyday fashion but every once and a while there is a new little something that I want very much. Right now, I really want lockets. I want a ton of them. Why? I have no earthly idea. Martin was nice enough to follow my wishful thinking and get me a very pretty one for Christmas. I love it! Especially since it has some true sentimental value but even for all its prettiness and fantasticness, I WHAT MORE!! I am so greedy about them. I love looking at them on ebay, so small and precious, feminine and creative. You can't help thinking as a hopeless romantic about the story that such an antique may hold. Was the locket from a first love? Was it from someone's knight in shining armor? Was it a gift from a grandmother to a granddaughter or a gift from mother to daughter? Alas, living the life of a poor college student restricts my buying power. Here are some of the few that I'm currently drooling over.


Antique Fish




 The athletic trainer in me loves this one. This is an anatomically correct heart locket. When it opens, you can see all the valves and ever. HOW COOL IS THAT??! Anyone who is willing to buy it for me is more then welcome to :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello again Cyber Universe!

You remember me, right? The college student who is required to check all 3 of her e-mail accounts everyday. The facebooker who checks her social account 12,3948403,20328374,2022,030939 times a day. The blog stalker. I'm back! Now with a blog I can share my entire life with you every little moment, every little thing. Wait... that's what facebook is for. Anyway...

Hello again kids.

I felt I just needed to update the universe on my life since my last post. Since the snow day we have had two other snow days, two days of classes, the weekend, MLK holiday and my first full day of school. This past week has been pretty ridiculous, not your typical. Alas, I am not ready for life to begin again but if I ever want the school year to end, it must begin sometime.

While reading my Bible the other night (another new years resolution), I was drawn to Philippians 4. I never knew that so many inspirational verse came from that single chapter. Think about it...

Phil 4: 4
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"

Phil 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Phil 4:8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."

Phil 4: 13
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

Phil 4:19
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

The book of Philippians was written by Paul as a letter to the church of Philippi. Chapter 4 is the last chapter. While reading this chapter the other night, I recognized many of those scriptures. Then I thought about it. What an amazing way to finish a letter! Within that chapter Paul reminds the church about how great God is. He writes that God answers request if we only ask and that God can do anything AND is willing to help us do anything. He continues that God will meet our needs and that we shouldn't worry. Such incredible encouragement! It got me thinking that not only in letters but in everyday life and everyday relationships whether I give off such encouragement. Think about how good we could make others feel and ourselves feel if we encouraged everyone like Paul. Think about it.

Signing off for now hoping to fill your life with encouragement,

Emily

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let It Snow. Let It Snow!

For all it's patheticness. South Carolina can be cool for one reason. When it snows, no matter how much. Life freezes literally and figuratively. For my entire life I have been wanting a break to be extended cause they always seemed too short (pssshhh. Who EVER wants to go to school???) Today I got my wish granted. It's not like it didn't take 15 of my 19 years for this to come true but hey it happened. My Winter Break was extended for one day which may turn into another.

Here are few pictures from winter land shenanigans.





Happy Snow Day!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Dog Days Are Over

Today is Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday. The day after that is Saturday. Saturday I head back to Rock Hill. I have enjoyed my month of being unemployed and just reading and gymming. All I did was sleep, eat, and work off what I ate. I found out that since I have come home from college, a TV does still really exist and has not be replaced by another electronical device and is just as trashy as I remember it. Heck, there was a Jersey Shore marathon on today and I watched it. Nothing exciting happened this break. I saw family, a few friends, and Martin came to visit but thats about it. Unfortunately, my dog days are over. These dogs days were relaxing and routine and BELIEVE ME I enjoyed it but come Monday, life begins again.

MOMMMMYYYY!!!! Don't make me have to go back to school. This what I feel like:


Actually, I like school. ALOT! (weird I know) It's just that since college, school became complicated. I am super excited about this semester but I am also scared silly. Scared because my classes are going to be hard, time management is going to be tough, and frankly I've gotten use to my bum lifestyle. There's a lot on my plate this semester and I would love to wish it way. This semester tastes like the most awful vegetables your mom ever made you eat. Think Brussel Sprouts. Think Eggplant. Think about Artichokes. I mean come on! Who names a vegetable with the word choke in it?? But for all the negativity and the crappyness of this semester I am supa, duba, uba excited!!! I am excited because I see good, no EXCELLENT things for my team this season (I can see a ring in your futureee). I get to actually apply what I've learned in college this next semester in my clinical rotation, no more being a bump on a log. I am excited about where this coming semester will lead me. Where it will take me. How it will impact me. How it will inspire me. Last semester was tough, this one will be tougher but hey... maybe a challenge is what I need.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

NEWS ALERT!! Emily Poston might actually become fashionable in 2011!

Every once and a blue moon I pick up a magazine that does not have to do with fitness or has the word ESPN in it. Today I picked up a fashion magazine or Teen Vogue. I'm not really sure how truly reliable it is but heck, it has the word VOGUE in it. Every year/ school year I make grand plans of being more stylish, wearing my hair another way except for a bun and getting out of sweats or athletic apparel more then once a week but this year I vow to stay the same because....

SPORTSWEAR IS SPRING'S NEW TREND!!

Yes you heard me correct. Track shorts and tennis shoes are in! Of course, I don't wear it in any truly fashionable way but I AM NO LONGER COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FASHION ILLITERATE. This means teammates, Kim Stauffer, Heidi Dean, Laura Carrell, Mom, and any other fitness fanatic, that our look is not completely helpless. This means neon shorts, hoodies, and super snazzy sneaks which have been our best friends are now the fashion world's best friends too. This means that the outfits we wear for 6 am runs have become socially acceptable. Well, that statement is a little exaggerated but you get the point.

And for you who doubt my sources and think its too good to be true. ELLE magazine reports the same with actual runway footage. Here's the link: http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Fashion-Spotlight/Spring-2011-Fashion-Trend-Good-Sport


In other important news...
Flats are apparently the "it" shoe for spring so this means another, (yes another. Wow! I'm ambitious today) step to me becoming fashionable. You're reading the blog of someone who hasn't worn heels since prom of senior year. Even then, I dumped them for a pair of Crocs. Horrific. I know.

In conclusion, this year I no longer need to fret about being stylish. The fashion world has finally entered my realm. Although, trends are short lived and have probably changed since I published this, I have had my fashionable moment. Not to mention that I can continue to dream that I'm a Nike model. One final plug... Since you are going to be stylish and wear fitness clothes everyday, how about actually use them. Run a little bit. Elliptical if running isn't your cup of tea but find some kind of physical activity and indulge in it. 

Later from the now semi-fashionable,

Emily Poston

Family

Family. One of the most phenomenal words in the world. It has so many connotations. It could be good. Family, the group of people who you share a special connection with sometimes blood sometimes not. The bad connotation that means you want to have no part of their lives and you want them to just leave you alone. Many times a family is a little bit of both. Over this past weekend, I've learned to cherish both kinds of family. During Christmas, I enjoyed the togetherness of holiday season. The good food, the laughs, the blue hands, all of it. I followed up my two days of Christmas activities with a dinner with a few of my cousins. What a great time! From all these events, I have found a deeper longing to remember my family's history. Originally, I was interested in all the stuff that it would bring me, the fabulous old dishes and heirlooms, the land but now i know that to only truly appreciate these things I must also appreciate the people behind them. Because it's not the things that make a family but love. Oh how do i wish that my Aunt would take me in her truck around little 'ole Hannah, SC and tell me the stories about my heritage again so I can remember every word. Because I don't want to be the generation that lets the story die. I want to live it and add my own twist.

One Family get together at my Aunt's house. 

 The family. The love. The good. The bad. The ugly.

The Cousins :)

While going through my stuff, I found a recipe box that was my Great-Grandma Lee's. I have copies of some of her old recipes. Maybe uniting the past and the present can begin with this recipe box because every generation likes to eat....

Great-Grandma Lee's Recipe Box

"Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name."
-Avett Brothers