Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Anyway- all that being said - I had such a nice weekend! Thank you for letting me share it with you!
Monday, June 25, 2007
After the movie we went to Penneys and then to the Christian Book Store. Then we went to a grocery store that we'd wanted to go to for quite some time (do we know how to live, or what) It's called Trader Joe's and was it ever fun. They had things like a guacamole making kit - it was just two avacados, two tomatoes, a small onion, two cloves of garlic and a hot pepper - but that was a good idea. We got some stuffed salmon, some wonderful blueberries and a few other just fun things. The people in the store are dressed in Jamaican shirts and are just as friendly as can be. There are lots of people around with little "stands" where you can sample things. It was just fun. I love Saturdays.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Plus..... she asked me if I wanted something to drink while I was waiting for the color to finish. They had coffee, water, and wine. Wow...what a treat!
OK... so after my hair was done, I went to my friend Colleen's house. She was hosting a "girls night out" for women from our church. Her husband and sons went to stay at "nana's" house and so we had it all to ourselves. About 15 women showed up and we ate, and chatted and laughed. We ended up playing Gestures around 10 o'clock which was a hoot! Then we put on our jammas and watched the 25th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live until our eyes popped out of our heads from sleepiness. I can't do it like I used to! We all had places to sleep (not everyone spent the night) and we slept in until around 8:30 after going to bed at 2. There was coffee waiting for us along with french toast. It was just so nice to lounge around in our jammies drinking coffee and not having a care in the world. I left around 10 am. and when I got home, Jay already had the laundry done. Wow... what a wonderful start to a terrific weekend!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Well, it seems like I haven't gotten through all of the hoops for the insurance company concerning my upcoming gastric bypass surgery. I'm in agreement that they all need to be jumped through and I'm quite willing to do it. I just want them all jumped through NOW. :) Now, please.
I have put God in control of absolutely everything concerning this, so I know that all of these details are being taken care of by Him. I haven't taken it back from him. I haven't tried to handle things on my own. But man, these highs and lows of anticipation are nearly making me dizzy! This is hardly a life and death matter - not even close - except I know I will have so much more life after this surgery is over and as my recovery time proceeds along. I'm just so excited for it to happen and its hard to wait.
Now its scheduled for Julyl 17th. I've written in down on my calendar in pencil. Not ink. Not yet. We'll just see what God has planned for me. I hope that on the 16th of July I can use ink to write on the 17th.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
She looked up at him and said, "Daddy?"
"But I don't have a book."
She already knew the value of walking out of Barnes and Noble with a book in your sack. I'm guessing she got a book before she left.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Football season is over. There is arena football but I've never really liked that. It just seems wrong.
College basketball is over and I hate that it goes by so quickly.
Jay loves hockey - and now the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over.
We enjoy baseball and watch the Washington Nationals. But that game is so slow.
So what season is it? Lets decide.
Curling? Probably still going on in Canada somewhere.
Horseshoes? Probably in parks all around the area.
Tennis and golf - yes - they are there and we'll watch golf once in awhile but again..........painfully slow to watch on tv.
Soccer - I just never watch it.
So what does this boil down to. I can watch something on tv that I'm not really interested in or I could read.... or clean out a closet.....or exercise.
HURRY UP FOOTBALL SEASON !!!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
OK - so Friday I see a psychiatrist for an evaluation that my insurance company has requested. Last weekend we had dinner with some new friends. Sher and I really hit it off and we laugh hard together. If I had milk in my mouth, I just might have the opportunity for it to come out my nose ( one of my wishes). Anyway......when I told her that I was going to a psychiatrist she just burst out laughing! She said "Hows that gonna go for ya?" Now that's a friend! She made light of it and we just laughed.
I guess they are trying to make sure I"m not eating to cover something up - like an abusive home life or something like that. Anyway - no worries. I eat 'cause I love food. End of story. :)
So - Friday starts the liquid/soup/bar diet again from Optifast. It wasn't so bad the last time and truly I almost welcome it. I've been eating like there's no tomorrow ( so to speak) and we're going out to PF Chang's on Thursday evening for Chinese for my last meal before the diet starts. Its going to be quite awhile after the surgery before I can enjoy going out to eat somewhere, even for a few bites. I've had pizza... and some ice creme... and cookies.... well, you get the picture. That will all come to a screeching halt in a few days and I'll start some serious preparation. I'm really excited about this!
Friday, June 8, 2007
When I worked for Leiszler Oil, we all had small radios at our desk and we had KCLY on all the time.
When I worked for Tami, KCLY was on in the background all day long.
When I worked at the hospital lab - same thing. KCLY. Now granted - there, I might not be able to hear it as well, but it was on none the less.
Now - here I am at my present job. My office is pretty much set apart from everyone else, so my music wouldn't bother anybody. The other two people don't listen to music during the day. There is not a radio or a CD player in sight. Its not office policy or anything, but I did read somewhere that "the office setting is not the place for music to be playing."
For me, it's hard not having music. I don't know if its the lack of distraction in the background or the fear of silence. Either way, I miss it. The thing is, now I don't mind so much. I'm usually busy enough that I don't notice. Its not that the phone rings so much or that I'm in constant communication with the others. But when I'm the only one in my office for the afternoon, I'd really like to turn on KCLY. I'd love to hear listener's classified. I'd love to hear those weather beeps. I'd love to hear my daughter's voice doing a commercial. I'd love to hear the great mix of music that they offer.
I have to admit - if I could possibly get KCLY.... I'd be pleading my case to the boss!
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I have to tell you - I was really amazed. I loved the reaction of the motorists. I mean true - nobody wants a goose plastered on the grill of their car. But I think it was more than that. I think these motorists were given an opportunity to do something out of the kindness of their hearts and they chose to do it. It put a smile in my heart.
Friday, June 1, 2007
There is a "cell phone parking lot" for people who are waiting. The thing is, there are about 12 parking stalls. Yeah... like that is going to be enough. I would have ended up driving around and around and around - waiting for the flight to land. As it turned out, the timing was perfect. I found a spot in the lot to wait for about 10 min.
Everything went smoothly - I did not get lost and I made it there on time. Now - lets be clear about one thing. When I said that "I" made it... I mean that I got there with God being in control. I prayed before I left. I gave it to God 'cause I knew that honestly, I was not totally prepared to drive there at night. I hate driving at night. I do. God graciously got me there safely and without getting lost.
Another city adventure - completed!