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Saturday, January 27, 2007

And life goes on!

Things here have been a little nutty. Okay, so make that ALOT nutty! School is back in session in full force. My classes are blocks of time, so that we're only doing 2 classes at a time. Well, this semester, they start us out with a research class for the first three weeks. Then, we move on to doing the 2 at a time class thing. Well, I despise research. I always have. I am glad there are people who want to do it because it is NOT me. :) BUT, for this class, I have to pretend to be interested...cause if I'm don't, I won't be motivated! ANYWAYS, I have these two big critiques due on Thursday...so keep me in your prayers. Tomorrow, I'm planning to start the work...at least I have an article to critique now! :)

I've been so productive today! :) I've made a cake, been to the store, been to Weight Watchers (lost 1.6lbs!), decorated some brownies, and am now waiting for my hair to dry. I know, for all the people that have kids, that might not seem like a lot...but it certainly is for me...on my day off! :) I really need to tackle the kitchen and laundry...perhaps I'll do that later.

I'm making the cake for a girl at work's birthday party. I love parties. I really love the people I work with, so it's always fun to celebrate with them! I've made yellow cake...and am eagerly waiting to put chocolate frosting on it. I even bought that snazzy decoration frosting...hope the restaurant we're going to doesn't mind! :)

Puppies are well. I have Oliver for right now, and he's busy making Liberty's life crazy. He's always attacking her, or stalking her...or stealing her toys. She loves it though. The last couple weeks, I've noticed that if I'm in a room with him doing something, she'll be in the other room and start barking for him to come play with her. It's the same bark she does when she's been sentenced to bathroom time with the door closed and lights off. She's a nut.

In less than a month, I'm going to go on VACATION! :) I work Valentine's day...then not again until the 28th! :) This makes me very happy. I'm going to see Kimberly and her new house, then will meet Michael and Jennifer back in DC to spend the next couple days at the Ritz Carlton (and eating out of the mini bar!) and playing around DC. I'm sure it will be FREEZING, but I'm going to be prepared! :)

Anyways. That's probably more information than you wanted to know. Oh well. Happy day! :)

Monday, January 22, 2007

So interesting!

In 1977 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US

Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter

Singer Anita Bryant starts her "Save Our Children" crusade against gay rights

Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom

Congress creates a Department of Energy

Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace

Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold

Star Wars is the top grossing film

The Shining by Stephen King is published

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Three's Company premieres

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

And the cold continues....

We're currently in a winter weather watch at the moment. It's been about five days of less than freezing temperatures, and I've pretty much enjoyed it. The hospital went crazy over the weekend, buying hotel rooms for employees and feeding them...and then it didn't turn out to be that bad. Monday morning it was pretty icy, but was fine by that evening. Then, out of nowhere, I woke up to snow and ice this morning! My school was cancelled and it was 24ish degrees outside. It's still pretty cold, but Liberty and I are keeping warm. I've been organizing my stuff all day for school, and I'm getting pretty tired of printing things right now!

I'm spending the day watching movies and getting out of my electric blanket wonderland as little as possible. So far, I've watched Cars, Material Girls, and Cutthroat Island. I've got The Break-up too...so I'm sure the marathon will continue. That is, unless I decide that bed is more important...which I could very well do!

I have school tomorrow...BLECH! Thankfully, I also have therapy, which should take my mind off my brain pain! :) Therapy is actually going quite well. I don't enjoy it, but I have a really nice therapist and the facilty is full of great people. I recommend Baylor Plano to anyone who needs PT or OT! Next week is my last week, supposedly...unless the OT thinks I need more. My favorite thing she does right now is put my hand in this sawdust machine. It circulates warm air/sawdust around and is used to decrease the exitation of the nerves. I think it's really useful, and I'd love to have one at home! It's called fludotherapy..or something close to that!

Well, my movie is calling, and I must go turn up the heat. My hands are FRIGID! :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I believe I have SARS. Thankfully, I think I'm on the tail end of the disease process. It's going around at work, and I'm not the lasst one to get it, I'm sure. My friend Amanda has just last night contracted her very own case of SARS. I loaded her up with my own potion of echinecha and vitamin C, which I'm not sure if it actually works, but it couldn't hurt. I think medicine does better than all those stupid herbs, but perhaps in conjunction with the drugs, it might do some good.

Yesterday, I started my occupational therapy. The OT says I have very decreased sensation on the top of my hand, but it should be able to be resolved. She is using some ultrasound to help desensitize the nerve. I haven't seen any progress yet, but that is probably because I've only had one treatment! :)

It's been a really exciting week at work. We've had some BIG wishes come true for some of our favorite patients! These precious people still need lots of prayers, but they are making baby steps towards a new life!

The other exciting news is that I started back to Weight Watchers last week. I knew I needed to for a couple of months, but having all my "skinny" clothes start to be too tight was NOT something I was prepared to deal with. They're supposed to get loose! So, after one week on the program, I've lost 6.8! Some of that probably is monthly water weight, but it is encouraging to see that much come off! It shouldn't be too long before I get back to where I was before. Hooray!

School starts next week. PLEASE pray because I am not looking forward to this semester as I've heard it is wretched. I've really enjoyed having my time off. Oh well, it's only a couple months, right? :)

It's a beautiful and COLD day in my neighborhood...what's it like where you are?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

VERY interesting!

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Is it the new year already?

MY HEAVENS! Time really does fly, right? I can't even believe I haven't posted on here since Christmas! I really am a slacker, right? :) Things have been happening...I guess I was just busy! :) Oh well, at least I can update now...that I have a free moment!

Let's see...my parents came to see me Christmas day, which was really nice. I wasn't planning on getting to see anyone, so it was a wonderful thing they did...driving all that way to see me for a few hours before I had to go to bed early for work! I worked the day after Christmas too, so no shopping for me! It was a good thing though, it made me NOT spend money, which is always beneficial! :)

I spent the rest of the week having doggie day care in my tiny apartment. Sam came over to play during the day since Michael was working and Jennifer was still in Missouri. Oliver and Sam play quite well most of the time...and then they will start chasing and Liberty will start refereeing and Sadie will hide. It was a fun time. :) They are NUTS. Oliver and Sadie are gone to Becca's now, and I don't think Liberty knows quite what to do with herself. She's kinda lonely, I think!

I spent New Year's Eve at a friend's party up in Wylie (which is REALLY far away!). We had a great time playing games, hanging out, and eating ourselves silly. I had to work the next day...so after being up past 1AM, I was really dragging. BUT, I got time and a half, so it's all worth it!

I rejoined Weight Watchers this week, which is a very good thing! :) I'd put back a little of the weight, plus I still have some to lose! It's actually much less daunting this time. Now, instead of 125lbs to lose, I only have about 60! It's very encouraging. I cleaned out my freezer/fridge/pantry of all the bad foods and started writing down what I eat again. That REALLY helps me be accountable~

Anyways, that's the fun of my last couple of weeks. Not much excitement, but a lot going on. I'm hoping that 2007 will be a little less eventful. I'd prefer not to move...or get dumped...or get yelled at...or pretty much anything bad! :) HAPPY 2007!