Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Cave

I went to see The Cave last night with Jack and Hannah. Thanks Jack for the ride and the movie. And Thank you to Hannah for giving up the front seat to the poor one armed girl. Yoy really don't HAVE to do everything for me, but I do enjoy it! Haha. I always enjoy going to see movies with Jack and Hannah because they make comments the whole movie and it doesn't matter what the movie is, it always turns out to be highly entertaining and funny. I would never had paid for the movie, but it was rather interesting, at parts. :) However, I would see it again, for free, and with the right people. Haha. I'm so picky.
And I would never go cave diving (even in caves that people had already scouted out -- insain!!!). Who wants to do such dangerous crazy things...? I guess you get to go somewhere that no one has gone before, but look at the risk that it takes to get there. Man! Dark Water, Tight Spaces, weird animals, sharp rocks, and not being able to see what is in the water around you... sounds like fun, right?
So, it was a wonderful end to my first two days of school. God shall provide! Blessed be his name.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

tuesday tuesday

Man, I don't know what my problem is (or lack of problem), I am not hating school or dreading it so far this year nor am I depressed about being at school at day. Thank God. I give Him all the glory because I normally dread the first few weeks of school. However, this year I am actually having a bit of fun. We'll have to see how the weeks progress, but as it looks right now, I only have one class that I am going to not enjoy as much as the others. And the teacher that everyone said was horrid has turned out to be, rather dry but, he is a good teacher. He is the sort of teacher I like becuase everyone else doesn't like him. Haha. If that makes any sense.

Also, I have seen all my favorite teachers in the hallway. So, I have someone to talk to instead of wandering around by myself. Hooray for Mrs. Perkins. She is my favorite professor at SU and I've never had her. :( Alas poor me, I don't like Biology. But I do get to take Dr. Ackerson for History next semester (which I am highly looking foward to). That is going to be a lot of fun. And maybe I will get to play soccer with him next summer!! I really missed Thursday Night Mens pick-up league this year.

I also was not looking forward to labs because last year I had two of the greatest lab partners ever!! I mean, we had so much fun being goofy during labs and not making them as stressful and boring as they are meant to be. We actually blew up and burned a few things. Heh. Well, both of my lab partners were Chemistry majors, which means that weren't going to be in my classes at all this year. Yesterday, one of them walks in and I almost danced around for joy. He and one of his friends and I have joined forces against the powers of evil. Haha. Or something like that. It was great to see them again. Although I must say that I shall miss Jenna greatly. She was THE BEST lab partner and note taker EVER! I will miss all of our rushed homework sessions in the library after basketball and you finding all the mistakes in my work while I tried to explain it to you. :)

Oh, and I don't mind getting up early. I have been getting to school around 7:30. What is up with that? I don't have class until 10, but I like the closer parking. haha. If anyone knew me, even a year ago, I hated getting up early and would stay up until at least two every evening. Now -- I go to bed at 9:30 and get up at 5:30. I am going crazy. :) It is not be my own power or strength. Praise be to God.

So overall it has been a wonderful first two days of school. Only 14 and a half weeks to go and I will have 96 college credits to my name and I will be classified as a Senior! How cool is that? It doesn't do me any good without the right classes, but it is still cool to be able to say. :)

Monday, August 29, 2005

E.L.F. cookies

What is not to love...? Everyone I work with is awesome! They bring me ELF cookies on the first day of school. MAN! What a great day so far (I'm going to be fat as a pig -- but a very happy pig). But then again, I haven't been to any classes yet, just work. Haha. We shall see.
God is my refuge and strength, an ever present help is trouble, therefore I shall not fear!

First day of school...

I suppose I will have more to say about this when the day is over and done with. There will be plenty of interesting stories that come out of being the only girl in some of these Physics and Engineering classes. Praise be to God that I am not as depressed as I was the past two years when school started. I think I am finally used to the stupidity that goes on around a college campus. Thank God for the opportunity to learn more about His creation. Physics amazes me! Everything works together to perfectly. It is beautiful. Praise be the Creator who made it all wonderful! What a wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord...


  • To scrape or grope about frenetically with the hands.
  • To struggle by or as if by scraping or groping.
  • To climb with scrambling, disorderly haste; clamber.
  • To make hasty, disordered markings; scribble.
  • To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.

It's a pretty intense (meaning long -- but fun) board game. Heh

Friday, August 26, 2005

freshman move in day

It is crazy around the campus. And there is a ton of work to do too. Haha. I love days like this! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2005


This is why I love my work -- we stop during the day for discussions on ethics. I wish we could have debates like this in college classes... our universities and colleges are lacking in good ethical discussions. I guess it takes to much work to think about these questions. I find it fascinating.

Discussion of the day at work:

* It is 1933 and you are walking through the streets of Germany, you have the chance to assassinate Adolph Hitler. If you knew what you knew now, would you kill him? I think is is easy to say that no you would not kill him, since it won't affect you.

* But what if you were a Messianic Jew living in Germany and you had a family... would you kill him then?

* Last question for the day, you and your family (three children under the age of 10 and a spouse) are being held hostage by terrorists, they go around the room and tell people to deny Christ or they will shoot them. They shoot several people, a person denies Christ and they let him go, several more refuse, and then they come to you. They decide that too many people are getting shot and it isn't entertaining enough, they tell you that everytime you refuse to deny Christ they will shoot one of your children and finally your spouse. What do you do? You don't know if they will shoot you in the end or release you.

This song is beautiful! I wish I could have it playing in the background of my blog. Thanks to Sarah Meadows for loving Caedmon's Call!

Mother India
Caedmon's Call
album: Share the Well (2004)

Father God, You have shed Your tears for Mother India
They have fallen to water ancient seeds
That will grow into hands to touch the untouchable
How blessed are the poor, the sick, the weak

Father, forgive me, for I have not believed
Like Mother India, I have groaned and grieved
Father, forgive me, I forgot Your grace
Your Spirit falls on India and captures me in Your embrace

The serpent spoke and the world believed its venom
Now we're ten to a room or compared with magazines

There's a land where our shackles turn to diamonds
Where we trade in our rags for a royal crown
In that place, our oppressors hold no power
And the doors of the King are thrown wide

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

As I was leaving the office today, the lady, who works directly accross the hallway, commented, "I miss seeing your barefeet under your desk. It was very refreshing and reminded me that it was summer."
Hee hee. This made me laugh. I'll keep smiling everytime I think about this. I didn't think anyone had noticed. I always take my sandels off and leave them under the desk until I leave. I even walk around the office in barefeet. Haha. They moved my desk when we rearanged the office two weeks ago and so my desk no long sits in sight of the door. Poor lady. She must feel like it is winter outside.
Why were and are my feet bare? Heh. It is just so much more freeing to go without shoes. :) And more fun too! That is probably one of the reasons I wear sandels so often. I can slip my feet in and out all day. Haha. Shoes just aren't as much fun!
Heh. The new coldplay cd has been replaced today with another Thomas Newman soundtrack, Cinderella Man. I would talk about how great the cd is, but by saying it was composed by Thoman Newman, I don't need to say anything else.

Some things in life are so beautiful and make me so happy that I want to cry. Laying in a field starring up and the stars, gazing at the reflection of the moon in the water, looking down from the tops of mountians... Music is one of those things. Certain songs are perfectly written. These things remind me of my creator and the beauty of life.

Music makes me want to live life to the fullest, run and never stop. Isn't music exciting? It grips you and takes you for a thrilling ride. It catches you up and makes you believe you can fly. Music makes you smile when there is nothing to smile about. Music amazes me.
Sometimes it takes a storm
To really know the light
The scent of rain
The weight of clouds
Pulling down the sky
Sometimes it takes a storm
To know how you feel

To understand indigo
And the varnished sun
Lighting up the fields
I love you

I was just passing through
And taken by surprise
Between the black sky
And the blue
I love you

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I'm off

I'm off to Stefs and the merry adventures (whether little or grand) that will take place there.


I found this online and it made me smile...

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." ~Herm Albright

Monday, August 22, 2005

finally some photos

Okay, so I have pictures uploading, but they are all out of order and such so I'll just make due and explain them. This is a great shot of Luke blowing his straw at Red Lobster. We took the camera to Red Lobster because we wanted to send the pictures to our great uncle. And these are the only pictures that are one the families main computer and my laptop still is not working.
Here is us waiting to get seated. My wonderfully crazy family and Mackenzee.
This would be me hiding in the bush outside the resturant and everyone else wanting to have fun and look creative with me. Sarah seems to have resized the picture and so you can't see my face... but believe me it is a great expression. Haha. And the last photo is me reaching for lobster pizza! Woohoo.

Gaze at God, not my problems

2 Cor 4:7-9, 16-187
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

dear little Rachel

Thank God for my friends. Today Rachel Townsend made my day by listening to me rant (about people that keep asking me questions about my life and such) and offering me great encouragement, "God has it all worked out better then we could imagine. We just have to trust him day by day and that's all we can do." Somedays I wish it could be as easy as to say it... how much harder it is to walk the road he has choosen for you. Heh, and she didn't even ask me what I had done to my shoulder... Blessed be. Thank the Lord. He knew I needed it. *hugs Rachel* Thank you!

I wish someone would tell me what is going on... I have been doing some serious praying the last two monthes and no one seems to be able to offer any advice at all, the only think I can think is God is teaching me to be patient. I will continue to try to be content with all that he has give me (both the good and the bad-- then again, nothing is really ever bad if it is in his plan -- just uncomfortable for us -- so the uncomforable and the comfortable).

my parents let me drive to work!!!!

Can I express how happy I am!?!?! But they say that the only place I can drive is to work and back. :( Oh well. Three more weeks and I am free! How exciting is that. God is good.

Friday, August 19, 2005

'til kingdom come

And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummers begin to drum
I don't know which way I'm going
I don't know what I've become

For you I'd wait... 'Til kingdom come
Until my days... my days are done
Say you'll come... and set me free
Just say you'll wait... you'll wait for me


Well, it is the weekend offically and it is raining. I am going to be driven home and read a good book. It looks to be the perfect day for that or a movie. Right now I am leaning more towards the book with a nice mug of hot chocolate in my pajamas. Heh.


It is really great to be able to listen to whatever you want to all day long while working. I don't think I would be as eager to do work if I couldn't listen to music. Thank God for my great job. Today I am listening to the new Coldplay cd (woohoo), Jars of Clay --Much Afriad, and The Road to Perdition Soundtrack. It looks to be a great day. Oh and it is a Friday. :) I think I may just sit around tonight and read. Books are so amazing. How could you not like to read?

While we were partying at the Howards, Hope cut her head open and had to get seven stitches. Man. Poor child. She wanted Ritas so my parents went to Ritas last night. I have my dad hooked on the Mango Gelati! Haha.

my new shoes

Since I can't go shopping right now very easily... I bought these online (on sale of course -- haha). I love the color and they are so comfortable!!! They made my day. I still can't believe we have an Old Navy in Salisbury, that it is in walking distance of my house, it has been open for three weeks now, and I still haven't been there.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

well I didn't believe it at first...

I guess everyone gets a blog at sometime in their life. Haha.


The mail boy likes me... grrr.
I need to get married or something so I will have a valid excuse to turn away boys that ask me out to lunch and not sound like I am a mean evil person. Heh. The ladies in the office think he is cute (gag gag). They have been trying to set us up ever since he told them he likes me. AH! Why do people always have to try to set me up with people? I am content being without a significant other. Life and love and friendship is all in God's hands, I trust Him completely about this. However, ask me what I want to do with my life after college and I will probably stress out (for some reason I can't stop worrying about this).

Well, at least I don't have to take four classes with this guy, unlike my "wonderful" lab partner (who is great to work with because we both were always so goofy -- it never seemed like work). He wouldn't be that bad besides the fact that he asked me out twice last year (and we only had one class together -- what will it be with four class? Hopefully he has found a girlfriend over the summer -- we can only pray).

God put a smile upon my face!!!
He brought me Sarah...
Sarah on IM: has he every said anything to you?
me: other then hello...
Sarah on IM: or does he just creep up and down the back stairways
How does she do it? She always says somethign to make me laugh. I love her. Maybe that isn't that funny unless you have met this mail boy trying to be a firefighter.

While you were out

Anna has me hooked on this show -- not really hooked -- but of everything on tv this is the only show I watch at least once a week (haha--one out to five days is regular for me and tv--I normally don't watch any tv). While you were out. Every week day at 5pm on TLC.

Andrew, some woman, and Leslie.

Leslie -- she can do anything

Andrew -- he can do pretty much anything too.

And Even Farmer -- he keeps us all amused.

If a guy has to wear a t-shirt, ringer necks are a must!! Otherwise, stay in dress shirts. :) Haha. Although, I appreciate an open dress shirt with a t-shirt under it. Alright, enough of me rambling on about nothingness.


Today's Sienna's party! Oh happy day. And I can't decide what food dish to bring. Man. We should have some great volleyball fun this evening (I say we because I still include myself in the fun, even if it is only watching -- watching can be quite entertaining). I can't believe she will be gone a whole year. I am quite impressed at the faith and trust that must take.
May we always keep her in our prayers as she is away from us.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

why we are glad Ben grew his hair out...

This was a fun trip to Philly last summer. ^ I'm wearing that shirt today! Haha.


Phillipians 4:12-13 "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. "

Pray for this to be true all the time.

table chasing

Haha, when we moved the office around, we got rid of two tables and people are still asking us about them. People are chasing the tables all around Holloway Hall. It is crazy how things get claimed as soon as people say they are getting rid of something. If the office moves to its own little house, WE GET ALL NEW FURNITURE!!! Woohoo.

Man so many people have visited the office today. It is crazy insain how many peopl e have come in here to visit and tall for a while. I love the summers. No one has anywhere to be and there isn't really any stressful jobs to strive to get done. Wonderful days. It does get rather boring sometime when I forget a book. But I love my job. I have really greet ac right now. They moved my desk right next to the window and the floor unit is right next to the window. It is nice and cool.

I sit here and eat a toostie roll and a banana...

I took yesterday off to sit home and do puzzles and watch movies all day with the siblings. I'm a bum sometimes. It was very nice to do nothing. I would get bored of it after a while.

Monday, August 15, 2005


I randomly decided to listen to my internet radio station today and it just started playing Majesty by Delirious!!! How cool is that?!?!

enough boring posts

Psalm 146
Praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD, O my soul.
I will praise the LORD all my life;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;

on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the LORD his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth,

the sea, and everything in them—
the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed

and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free,
the LORD gives sight to the blind,

the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the alien

and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The LORD reigns forever,

your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD.


My relationship to coffee is a rather odd one. I always forget how much I like it until I am drinking it. But I think nothing of it all day long otherwise. Now that I am discovered how easy it is to get coffee from the Presidents Office, I may be making return trips. Haha. I think it will come in handy when school rolls around.
Now if anyone wants to buy me a iced coffee (I am sorry, frappachino--haha) I wouldn't be opposed to the idea. And hey if you go to Starbucks, check out the air ducts.


Man, it was cold in church yesterday. They should hand out blankets at the door or I should bring a sweatshirt or something. I guess it is to keep everyone awake. :) Haha.
Nothing exciting happened at all this weekend. I am so glad my parents are coming home today!! *does the happy dance around her office--looks funnier then usual because she is doing it one handed* Oh and I might get to go shopping with Steffers tomorrow! Woohoo. That thought makes me happy too. I need a cup of coffee. Maybe the Presidents Office has some brewed this morning. I think I shall take a stroll down to the coffee pot and see if I can make myself a cup without dumping it all over something. I am hopeless and helpless with only one hand. Heh. I need a Jeeves to follow me around and help me (which reminds me-- I watched one of the funniest Jeeves and Wooster scenes ever yesterday -- the epidsode itself wasn't grand -- but yeah, it was great... I can't really say anything about it because it would ruin the shock value -- haha, but it was great. I laughed and laughed and laughed).

Saturday, August 13, 2005

patsy cline! midnight! walking!

We ended up playing a thrilling game of Celebrity and eating all the cream puffs and oyster crackers. Yay for good food and friends (who don't always play volleyball all day and come inside and entertain the poor one armed girl). Haha. Yeah, so sorry for complaining earlier. I do that a lot. :) God help me. I'm going to go get some sleep. Rock on!!!

saturday oh saturday...

I am really beginning to dislike not being able to drive. Anna had a bunch of people over to play volleyball and that is all they seem to be doing. Man, I am complaining again. I just talked to Sarah on the phone for 46 minutes. I'm actually glad she is babysitting right now. It gives me someone to talk to.
In other news, my hair has curled itself into Southern style ringlets. It was better this morning, but now I have been laying around on them for a while. But it is still pretty cool. It is weird how it does that somedays and not others. Haha.
Ben left for college tonight and I didn't really get to say goodbye. :\ Ben is like the bestest older brother that I never had for me. I shall miss him even though I didn't even seee him this much this summer. Ben's a great guy ("but master what should we do" "it doesn't matter now, just let them come" -- hopefully that made Linnea laugh). Haha. I miss spending time at Chickfila with Linnea. I hated being there. But I loved goofing off with Linnea, Matt, and Sarah.
Anyhow, the volleyballers are inside. So I think I may go actually talk to someone. What fun! I am so happy. People are inside and around to talk to. YAY!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Bonfire Blues

Well, I don't know where my energy came from last week, but this week I am so blasted tired all the time. Maybe it is because I have been working. I am fine all day at work (I even worked a full day today). Something happens as soon as I get home. I am seriously worn out and need like two weeks of straight sleep. Haha.
Rachel is having a bonfire tonight and it is unlike me to not want to go to a fun activity on Friday night, but I would have been no fun tonight. So I hope you are all having a wonderful time. Thanks for the invite and I am sorry that I can't come. :) I shall be alive enough to do fun things again some day. And maybe I will have two arms then too! Woohoo.
I'm going to go eat a big bowl of Lime sherbet and watch either Wind in the Willows again or Indiana Jones. Probably I will end up watching Indiana Jones because I doubt Luke wants to watch something so incredibly jolly and happy with me. Hardy har.
Oh and my parents are gone again until Monday. So Sarah is the only driver and she is babysitting all day tomorrow and Sunday (and was babysitting today and yesterday too - along with working at dear old Chick-fil-A). My parents won't let me drive until at least three weeks after surgery because then I am allowed to move my shoulder to a 90 degree angle (thrilling isn't it -- well I will be thrilled -- I feel stuck without having my car around -- as much as I hate driving around Salisbury, I would rather have my freedom).

Mango Gelati

A lady at work brought me a Mango Gelati today!!! How cool is that!?!?! And I had one yesterday on the way home from work. What a wonderful day.

I get to go home and take care of my siblings soon. May the thought of Mango Gelatis be with you always.

Photogen and Nycteris

I think it would be really neat to have a black cat and name it Nycteris and either a white cat or dog and name it Photogen. Then it would be the day dog and the night cat. Haha. :) Yeah, so that is my lastest pet names, if I ever need one anytime soon.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Pink no more

Haha, I can only tolerate pink for so long. I am not sure it I like this template, but I don't feel like messing around with it anymore. Haha, so if you want to leave comments you may... I'll keep playing around with it when I have time.

I have this song running through my head... It is opinionated to be "ridiculously jolly". Haha, but I thoroughly enjoy it.

When Toad came home!!
The clever men at Oxford know all there is to be knowed,
But none of them know one half as much as intelligent Mister Toad.
As intelligent Mister Toad.

The animals sat in the ark and cried, their tears in torrents flowed.
Who was it said, "There's land ahead?" Encouraging Mister Toad.

The army all saluted as they marched along the road.
Was it the king or Kitchener? No, it was Mister Toad.

The queen and her ladies in waiting sat at the window and sewed.
She cried, "Look, who's that handsome man?"

They answered Mister Toad


Praise the Lord for my incredible church family (especially Hannah) and their goal of encouraging me at every possible moment. It makes my day just to think about them. They all have done such a wonderful job. Thank you for all the love, concern, visits, and cards. :) What a great bunch of people.

And also praise God for my family who continually makes me laugh and smile on even the roughest of days. Even though they all stay in my room until one in the morning (when I have to get up early for work), I love them dearly.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

so sleepy

I blame the lack of drugs in my body. It doesn't seem to know what to do (it wake up many times in the night for no reason and to refuse to fall asleep when it is time, but tries to fall asleep in the middle of the day). BHAH!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

I forgot to post this... Jared told me on Sunday that the praise team is going to be singing Majesty by Delirious. I adore that song. That positively makes my day. Forget that I am tired. That is a great happy thought darkened slightly by the fact that someone in my family misplaced the cd that song is on and so I think I am going to have to break down and buy another copy. We will find it as soon as I buy it. That has happened with so many things that get lost for years and then oddly enough turn up when copies are bought. However, here are the lyrics to the awesome song. I think it means so much to me because it came out during the Fall or my freshman year and I listened to it all the time. The song just lifts my spirits. :)

Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb
Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice

Majesty, Majesty
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Majesty, Majesty
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty

Here I am humbled by the love that you give
Forgiven so that I can forgive
Here I stand, knowing that I'm your desire
Sanctified by glory and fire

Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice


I'm back at work.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

my laptop

So, my laptop decided to not connect to the internet (which is really weird and slighty annoying since I have all my photos on there...grrr). But today has been a pretty decent day. I went to the Doctors for my post-op appointment today and somehow mysteriously am an inch taller then last time I was there. Funny. I think it is very amusing. But no one else seems to think it is that funny. I know for a fact there is no way I am 5'7'' and a half. That is crazy. Anyhow... the Doctor tore off my sterie strips today. That was rather painful. But overall it wasn't a bad visit. I came home from my appointment and took a two hour nap, watched Jeeves and Wooster, and then tagged along with Stef to get gas, walk around Pemberton (until we were soaked to the bone..haha... it was pretty crazy), visit Mrs. Hornor at the peach stand, and watch Beauty and the Beast. Yep yep. Now I am home and eagerly awaiting dinner. I am seriously hungery. Well that has been my day. Pretty boring.

Saturday, August 06, 2005


It seems that other people have written about March of the Penguins so I will just say that I went to see it and it was good. If you have nothing to do, go see it some day. Heh. Hannah and I wanted Milkshakes afterwards and Jared said he would drive us anywhere... haha, anywhere happens to be two hardies and no further. So we went home without our milkshakes. He made up for it by taking us to breakfast at Golden Corral this morning. I have never eaten so much for breakfast before. It was crazy how much food was there. Then we just drove around trying to decide what to do. It was too hot to walk in the zoo. I guess we will have to save that for another day. But we did get code red icees and crash at my house to watch Mystic River. What a depressing movie. Depressing depressing movie. We can thank Noah for lending me that one. Haha. Now I am off to a bonfire that Rachel is having at the beach. What fun. I am running off some serious energy right now. I don't know where it is coming from. But hey, live it up while you are young. School is going to start soon and then no one will be around to do anything with. :)

Hey Hannah I have more than one chapstick. haha. Thanks for returning the "melon medley". haha. Love you too.

Friday, August 05, 2005


Thanks to Hannah S for getting a group of people to bring joy to my day. Thanks for the Icee and the chapstick. It was so thoughtful of you. Hannah rocks! And then Hannah T came over and brought me an Icee and sweedish fish. I was seriously about to cry. I did this morning when I was thnking about the past few days. The drugs have me super emotional, but really people have thought of the most thoughtful little presents to make me smile. Dear little Hannie! I hope we get to go to Creation again together. That was a blast. :) Thank you so much for the sweedish fish and Icee. I don't need to say it again, but I will, God has blessed us with such a great church family.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wind in the Willows

Hannah visited on Tuesday. It was very nice of her to spend the time with me. :) She's so awesome.
Jared and Mrs. Shelton came by to see me on Tuesday evening and brought me Wind in the Willows and Zorro the movies and an Icee. Woohoo. Thank you Hannah for suggesting the Icee. I am most appreciative!
Wednesday morning, I stayed awake for all of Wind in the Willows to fall asleep during the theme song of Zorro (which I will try to watch again after I finish this). Then it was pretty much pain all day. We had to tear off these foamish like bandages all over my shoulder. Praise be to God that I will never experience that again. It was like pealing duct tape off of a bruise. It was terrible. But now it is off! Woohoo. Jared's card was the first brightspot in the day. Linnea calling me was the second. and Linnea watching Man on Fire with me was great too. Ben came to pick up Linnea and I almost cried when he told me he was going back to college soon. This medicine is making me so blasted emotional.
I don't know what Noah was thinking when he bought me the candy, made me the cd, and brought me his whole dvd collection. But it was really sweet of him. I am still in amazement. The cd is really a bunch of great songs to relax to. And I have been practically living off the Mr. Goodbars. :) It is seriously all I have felt like eating. The whole thing is just really sweet because I wasn't expecting it. And there are a few detailed things, that you would have had to thought about to plan it right, that turned out into great little inside jokes. Blessed be the name of the Lord for the wonderful friends He has blessed me with.
Well this was very scatterbrained. It is sort of how I feel right now. Thanks for listening. My mother is great too. I need to throw that in there. She is putting up with a lot from me. I start crying every so often because of the strangest things.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

drifting in and out of consciousness

I look absolutely ridiculous. When I say my right arm is in a sling, I mean that it is in the ULTRASTING II. This thing is huge and awkward. It even comes with its own stress ball. Woohoo. The stress ball has its own little elastic holder sticking off the front. Brilliant design, just brilliant. I’ll show it to you all. It isn’t like I will be able to hide it or anything. Yesterday the nurses put it on under my shirt, which was miserable. Today I was determined to put my clothes on first and then the sling over that. It doesn’t look as stupid. Haha, right… To top off the uncomfortable set-up, I also have an ice-pack velcroed around my shoulder, which decides to slip out of place every time I move. Overall, I was expecting to feel a lot more miserable then I do. So, praise the Lord. I am probably too drugged up to realize how poor I feel. My shoulder just aches and itches. :)

Noah and Greg surprised me with a visit yesterday. They also brought me candy (Mr. Goodbars!!!, Movies, and a cd (Noah burned me a “Feel Better, Faith” album. I’ve had it on repeat since he gave it to me yesterday. It is great music to fall asleep to. I wouldn’t try to run to it, but it is wonderful for such a time as this ). It was perfect timing when they came because I had just woken up again and was complaining how bored I was. It is extremely dull around here. I just sit around, sleep, drink lots of water, and eat cheese soup and goldfish. So, thanks to Noah and Greg for that awesome surprise! What great kids.

Well, I am sick of typing left-handed. I need to close my eyes for awhile. See you around. If you are up in North Salisbury, drop by and see me.

Monday, August 01, 2005


I love camping with our church. It was a absolute blast. Thursday we just played volleyball (after making a short run to Walmart to buy it) and ran around the campground and chased each other around with bikes in the dark (while tripping over hills...haha). Then we hopped from campsite to campsite and ate as many sweet things that we could. :) It rained really hard Thursday night and we all got a little damp. Praise the Lord I wasn't one of the folks that were floating in there tents on inches of rain.

It is really weird being one of the oldest and having parents think you are going to be responscible for their children. That's what I did friday. I took countless children to walk around Williamsburg (and I will post pictures of them and more when I get back from surgery later this week). It was really fun though. We took a little longer getting back because I wanted to see where a road went and then when we got to the end of it I wasn't quite sure what roads to take back, but I figured it out and we made it safety (woohoo and had a good laugh at the same time). I took a nap, ate dinner, and various other things for the rest of the afternoon. We all met that evening to play games. I played a crazy game of spoons with Luke Downes, Greta Downes, Hope, Hayley, Sarah, Anna, Erin Price, Emily Price, and Luke (my brother). We did this while eating more candy and cookies. What fun.

Saturday we sat around and finished our ugly 1000 piece puzzle. Sarah, Anna, Hayley, and I then went to the outlets (J. Crew and Gap were awesome!!! ). We found this great little kitchen store with crazy samples and kept eating and eating and eating ("I must have had two whole bites..." haha). It started to rain again (no surprise) and we went to Williamsburg to buy my Whithe Candy (they have the best dark chocolate... yum). We first went to the toy shoppe and then it started to pour. So we decided to make a run for it to Whithe (which is across the road). It was really a lot of fun. We were completely soaked when we made it over there, well all but me, I had the umbrella. Haha. We came back and did a 750 piece puzzle in an hour and a half and we sang the whole time. Heehee. That was a lot of fun too. It was Sarah, Hayley, Anna, Dad, and I in the beginning and then Emily and Elizabeth and Greta and Erin joined in.

Sunday we went to Richmond and saw the Confederate White House and other fun stuff. The city was really neat and I want to go back again. We also went to Machipongo for church last night, which was also a great time. I want to go back some time soon. Anyhow, I need to go take a shower. Picture will be coming from both camping trips once I feel a little better. :) See you.