Wednesday, November 29, 2006

She is here!

Can you believe it? I'm an aunt. My younger brother and his wife gave birth to baby Cana on Thanksgiving day. What a reason to be thankful! She is their first baby, and my parents first grandbaby. The little butterball came out weighing 9 lbs. and had a full head of black hair. She is a beauty, with olive skin just like my brother. It was awesome to finally get to meet her after 9 long months, I am so excited to get to watch her grow up and experience all that life has to offer her. Her parents are going to do a great job raising her. They have been and will continue to pray for her everyday and for God's guidance to help them raise her, if they don't then I will, actually I will anyways! I love her already, but this does not make me want one of my own. So the questions can stop before they even get started. I have enough "children" to help in raising that I don't need any of my own. You see, I get to have all of the fun spoiling them and then send them home to their parents!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Good times around here

I've been so busy lately, planning trips, meeting my new niece for the first time, trying to fit in study time for the looming college finals that are coming up in a couple weeks, getting through Thanksgiving at the Dutch(where I work), and overall nonsense. Crazy! Anyways, I have lots to write about, but actually the first thing I want to tell, one of the funniest things that happened to me, was Thanksgiving day at my Grandparents. I can always go there and expect some really blunt comments from my blunt Grandma(whats a grandma to do?), or maybe she will say some things that she really doesn't know the meaning of in this sophisticated new fangled society. Really, I always expect a comment that is so random that it cracks me up without her even knowing what she just said.

To start the story off, I work in a bakery. Thanksgiving is the biggest week of the year for me, I work myself up for this week, physically and mentally for everything we have to do because it is the most intense time of the year for all of us. This thanksgiving was no different for me, I worked come crazy freakin' hours and was overall in a craze from monday to wednesday before Thanksgiving. I worked 25 hours in 2 days and all that jazz. It was a wild time. So there goes...

Anyways, I got to my grandparents house after dinner Thanksgiving day, I sat down with everyone in the living room, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. As soon as I sat down my grandma asks, "So... did you get over your pie making orgy?" I first couldn't really say anything or else I would have bust up laughing. I just brushed it off and answered that, yeah I was all recuperated from the week and that everything went ok. I look around and everyone in the room is covering their mouths laughing and tears are in everyones eyes. It was a classic moment. She had no idea what she had said or what everyone was laughing at. I felt bad, but I think it was best that she didn't find out what an "orgy" was. Later that evening my uncle asked her if she knew what an "orgy" was and she said that yeah she did, that it was some sort of party. We just agreed with her and left her to her merry way. Cherry pie takes on a whole new meaning in Grandmas world.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hi, my name is Earl

Does anyone watch Hi, my name is Earl? I think that it is one of the best shows out there. It is filled with humor and great one liners, which I am fond of and well known for trying to say. Sometimes it doesn't always come out right. Of all the characters in the show, I think that Randy is my favorite. He is a simpleton, he really only thinks about eating and what makes him happy. Occasionally he has a great word of wisdom, but he never really thinks for himself unless prompted to. His words of wisdom are so true. My favorite was just last week where he said, "If I was in the witness protection program and I got to pick my own name, I'd pick 'CRASH FIST-FIGHT!" So true.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I'm not really angry, I promise

My Hubby said that I was grumpy the other day. Every little thing was grating on me, everything was getting on my nerves. Do you ever really think about the stuff you hide? I've been so busy with work and school and everything else that I haven't had time to show the true emotions that come out of me every once in awhile. They just break free when they can't build up anymore. But isn't that ok sometimes to show your true feelings? I wasn't having a good day. I was raw enough to let out the feelings that I keep locked inside. I didn't care who I would hurt, even though I was not intentionally trying to hurt anyone. If anyone can deal with me on my bad days it only has to be me. I think that I should throw out the angst and turmoil that I have sometimes and come out of hiding if I want to. I wish that I still had as much angst as I used to, now I deal with things easier than I used to. Life came and threw me a few hardballs and I learned to shut up and deal with it. But I wish that I didn't have to deal with it sometimes. Argh.....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Evans Bahrain

Well, in honor of my cousin going into Bahrain for the Naval forces for the next year, I would like to display some of the things that Evan gets to see for the next year to make us all miss him even more.... The first is the gorgeous beach that Evan will see everyday.
Next is the yummy food Evan will eat everyday.
Oh, there is the raceway in case Evan ever wants to see fast cars.
Did I mention the fun festivals Bahrain has, with floats and everything?
There is also the cool stamps that one day we can all hope to see in our mailbox as we await letters from Evan.
It's nice to see a little glimpse into the life that Evan will be living.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Medical Examinations?

First-year students at Med School were receiving their first Anatomy class with a real dead human body. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet. The professor started the class by telling them: "In medicine, it is necessary to have 2 important qualities as a doctor. The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body." For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the corpse, withdrew it and stuck his finger in his mouth." Go ahead and do the same thing," he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it. When everyone had finished, the Professor looked at them and told them, "The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my Middle finger and sucked on my Index finger. Now learn to pay attention."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

You can do well or go to Iraq, your choice!

I just recently heard that John Kerry(former presidential candidate mind you) was speaking at a California college to an assembly of students. He somehow made the terribly rude comment to them that, "If you study hard(in college) you can do well, if you don't you get stuck in Iraq." Kerry claims that it was a botched up joke that went bad, way bad. McCain and other political figures were asking for a general apology from Kerry. Kerry claims that the administration should be apologizing to him. But he also said the White House was purposely twisting his words and asserted that it is Bush who owes troops an apology for a misguided war in Iraq. Meanwhile, in comes Ohio Democratic Representative, Sherrod Brown, twisting everything and saying that Republican Senator, Mike DeWine, and other Republicans are merely trying to change the subject. "The people who should apologize are George Bush and Mike DeWine for sending our troops into battle without body armor and without examining the cooked intelligence," Brown said. What is this world coming to? How did Kerry manage to turn everything around and point fingers at others when he clearly feels this way and is only trying to cover up his mistakes? I don't care if you are a Republican or a Democratic, what Kerry did was wrong, so stop blaming others for your crime. Own up to it man! I don't know much about politics but this goes out of the scope of politics and right into another realm of humanity. I did hear that he recently made an apology though, thanks alot Kerry.