Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Remember this little peanut?

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Here she is now.

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Little girl is growing up. Check out those curls!

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run run run run runaway

Thanks to Jules who told me about Janes on the Run. I am not a runner...seriously, I only run when chased. However, I have a goal to run a 5K before I turn 30 next May. I realize this is a pretty weak goal. I know a lot of folks are trying to run a marathon or at least a half, but not me. I can't run a mile. Yet. On October 4th I'm going all the way.

I tried running a couple of years ago with a friend. She had a great program for us and I was doing it like a rock star, until I got the flu. I was sick for a week and weak for a month and by that time my friend had passed me by.

So, I'm trying again. I wasn't able to do the initial test to see what I could do, but I just told the coach to sign me up for the easiest program. I have asthma and pacing is difficult for me in the beginning, so I think that's just right.

I have an appointment with a new doctor (time to get one in town) on Tuesday. I'm hoping we won't even need to look at my foot because it'll be so much better by the, but I kind of doubt it. The cut is still pretty deep and I can barely walk on it.

Send happy thoughts my way. I'm nervous, but I'm also stoked. The coolest part-the run is a women's only and it benefits breast cancer.


I injured myself playing putt putt. This is something only I would do...actually, my husband could probably do it too, remember the fish hook? Anyway, we took my aunt and grandmother to Celebration Station to play mini golf last week. I was running the score card back to Freddie so that he could keep tabs and I tripped, but I caught myself and landed on a bush. At least I think it was a bush, it was some kind of cut off stick that was sticking out of the ground, I didn't really get a good look because of the blinding pain.

I tried to walk it off, but it continued to hurt more and more. Fortunately, I did not shout obscenities at my grandma, aunt, and mother in law. I sat down and told Fred that I was afraid to look at it. I was convinced that if I did, it would start bleeding and my powers did not deceive me. It was bleeding like mad.

Have no fear friends, despite my husband's attempts to convince me otherwise, I finished the game. I also lost.

Here's a shot of my little injury.

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Fred doctored me up and it's looking much less gory, but still hurts like crazy.

I was supposed to start a running school this week, but can barely walk, so I'm holding off. Keep your fingers crossed and pray that I turn into wolverine overnight.

live from my couch

I've finally stepped into the modern world. We sucked it up tonight and bought a wireless router. The chair we use for our desk is horrible and I am madly job searching, so it had to be done. Now, fingers crossed, I'll be blogging like mad!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

absolutely ridiculous

I just purchased tickets to see Maroon 5 and Counting Crows in Charlotte on July 28th. I found a promo offer to get the lawn seat for $10 dollars, but somehow my total purchase price was $26.15.

$10 Concert Lawn Seat
$6 Facility Charge
$4 Convenience Charge
$1 Delivery Charge (to go and pick it up at a local retail location)
$5.15 Order processing fee

Ripping off a poor schmuck like me...priceless.

Thanks a lot ticketmaster!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Do you have these in your town?

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I love 'em. Apparently my furry friend loves them too. He's snatched two movies and blown them to smithereens. Apparently DVDs are quite tasty.
Anyway, I called the customer service line to find out if I could replace them rather than just max out the rental. I dialed 1-800-REDBOX3 and was told by the automated operator to dial another 1800 number, so I did.

It took me a minute to realize what I was hearing, but then I clued in to the sultry voice telling me, "big boy", that hot, sultry, horny girls were just waiting to talk to me! Oh, goodness. I just want to return PS, I Love You. It turns out that the number is actually an 866 number, not 800...just so you know.

By the way, if you want to check out the red box tonight, click the button on the right side of their screen, rent a dvd with a promo code, and type in DVDONME The first night will be free!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

unwelcome surprise

I recently started volunteering at a local hospital to get the rest of my hours for full fledged certification for chaplaincy. (This would be an easier part of the grueling process if I were actually working full time in a chaplaincy position right now, but since I'm not, it's become a real pain in the butt issue.) I went in to have my name badge made and get a TB test last Friday and the nurse offered me so much more. I forgot that I needed medical records, so she went ahead and did a blood test to see what immunizations I'd already had. Then she told me that they have come out with a new tetanus shot that includes a booster for whooping cough and assured me that I hadn't had it yet because it was so new. So, I left with not 1 but three holes in my arm. I was lucky, because she didn't give me regular Band-Aids, but pieces of gauze with tape instead. This really helped me plead my sympathy case when I got home.

I remembered the last tetanus shot and how much it hurt for days. So, she instructed me to take tylenol every four hours for a few days. This one actually didn't hurt nearly as much going in, but the next day I felt like I'd been run over by a bus. My whole body hurt. A few hours and a couple of tylenol perked me up a bit, but it made for feeling of general crumminess all weekend. I still have a lump today, and it's been over a week!

An added bonus: She finished the titer and told me that I have no immunity to the measles, so I'll have to come in for another MMR in July and one in August. I'm not sure if I posted about it or not, but when I started working at the other hospital a couple of years ago, my titer showed no immunity to Mumps or Rubella, so I had to have an MMR booster then. I'm sure I was vaccinated back in the day, so if I had produced my shot records it would have never shown up. I don't think I'm the only one because I know a girl who recently had the mumps. You might want to think about having your doctor run a check to see if you need any updates...but take some Tylenol before you go. :)

he caught the big one

We were supposed to be heading out to the lake about an hour ago. Unfortunately, we've had a bit of a delay. Freddie called me a little while ago to let me know that he had caught a huge bass at his uncle's pond. However, somehow when he went to reel him in, the spinner bait popped out of the bass's mouth and shot up and caught him in the face. It went right through the cartilage in his ear.

This will make a lovely earring. Don't you think?

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Fortunately, his uncle is a doctor in town. (He's a gynecologist, but he'll do in a pinch!) His uncle gave him two shots in the ear to numb it and removed the lure. Now they're headed to his office for a tetanus shot. Good times.

Friday, July 04, 2008

bouncing baby boy

Congratulations to our friend's George and Tracy and big sister Kayla who welcomed a new baby boy into the world on Tuesday. Aidan George came home from the hospital this morning. He was 10 pounds and 15 ounces! Thank goodness his mama had a c-section! She's a real trooper. She's already called to try to get us to come out to their lake house to celebrate the 4th. What a woman!

Here's the cute little fella...

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Big sister is still not so sure about him. She wouldn't quite give him a kiss, but she did enjoy pulling all of his clothes out of his bag and laying them on top of him. Here pop-pop is trying to get her to warm up to the little guy.

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