Tuesday, December 18, 2007

In Gratitude

I passed yet another course. I am slowly but surely making my way towards a degree. Sometimes I wonder how I actually pass some of these classes because during them I feel as if my brain is to the class material and information as the concrete side walk is to a rubber ball. Nothing sticks just bounces around. What bliss and shock I feel when I get my grades and find that I will not have to retake a class!

So with this said I feel I need to thank those that make it possible. For with out you I would not be able to do it.

Diet Coke never let me down when I needed a little surge of caffeine.

Sour Patch watermelon chews always gave that party in the mouth, got to eat something or else I will go crazy comfort when I ever I needed it.

Thank you, for with out you I question my abilities to study and pass any class.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

single with a few extra pounds

Spent last weekend visiting Oklahoma. My brother Adam blessed the newest addition to his family- Baby Brooklyn. Most of the family was able to go so it was a pretty good time. I got a lot of baby holding time in- it fed any baby hunger I had. There was also a lot of baby crying that fed any baby hunger I had. (5 little ones under age 2)
Saturday night we took the kids to this sweet little Farm. They have a petting zoo, a carousel, a train ride, and PONY RIDES!! I was excited about those. But blast! There was a sign saying no one over 100lbs could ride the pony. Boo. Now, I am not saying that I am actually over 100lbs but lets just say IF I was... like 35lbs or more over 100lbs. Why cant those little ponies carry a bit more?! Sheesh. Whats a few extra pounds?
Most of the time when I am visiting family out of town I sleep on the couch. It is like they think married people ALWAYS have to sleep in the same bed or something. :) This trip I opted to go to the hotel with my brother Jed and his wife Valerie. I ended up on the other bed with my 2 year old niece Ashlee. Ashlee was a bit congested so when she fell asleep she was snoring. Yep, 2 year olds DO in fact snore. (who would have thought??) I wasn't worried though, her snoring was kind of sweet. Sweet until her dad chimed in! I awoke at 12am to a snore-a-thon. Yikes it was brutal. My sister in law was sleeping through it so I thought I would give it a try. After 20 minutes I decided I could handle no more and went and shook my brother till he woke up. I begged him to give me some earplugs (he just happen to have some) and put those little gems as far up my ears as they would go. You know, those things actually work?!?! I was able to finish up the night with out the symphony of snore.
Lesson I learned here? I am VERY single. Yep, I love my own quite bedroom with my own comfy bed. And in my single world all ponies can carry and will carry those of us.. er those out there that weigh a bit more than 100lbs.