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I am a recovering student, finally free from the grasp of higher education

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Today is the birthday of a good friend. Her and I have been friends for 1 1/2yrs and it has been great. She's seen me through a lot of interesting/hard/great times and I am so excited for her on her day...today is the big 30 for her. I am hoping to get a cake made and take her a piece today but we'll see how that goes...I have to try and get a few seconds while Izzy is quite or napping when I'm not napping myself.
Here's to hoping everyone else has a great day also and if your 1/2 birthday is coming up don't forget to celebrate that also!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I have had some wonderful thoughts on generosity today. I volunteered (or rather Mike volunteered me) to work at his companies HUGE fundraiser this year. It was so much fun to watch people bidding on items 2 or 3 times what they are worth to give to a company that does so much for the youth in our area. These kids truly deserve to be helped and I'm so glad I could be there to witness and take part in helping that happen.

That being said my poor husband hurt himself playing basketball again last night so he has been on crutches all day up on his foot and I"m scared to see how swollen it might be when he gets home to ice it. I might be calling in a favor from the Dr's I used to work with...he may have a small fx in his outer leg bone but we'll see..hopefully it is just a bad sprain...although the fx might heal faster....

Friday, March 23, 2007


This morning I was waiting around for our trash man. We have a new one as of the last few months and I really like him. For those of you that don't know there is (at least in St Charles, MO) a weight limit on your trash of 50lbs/can. While remodeling homes this limit is easy to overcome. Our nice trash man takes it anyways (seeing as how they have automatic arms to mechanically lift the trash I don't really see the point of a limit..I digress) so I ran out this morning and gave him a loaf of zucchini bread. He was so excited and ate some as soon as he loaded our last can...not only did I make his day, showing him gratitude made my morning as well.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Happy Thursday

I woke up this morning to one of the most beautiful sounds.. Izzy was happily squealing while trying to head butt her way out of the crib. She was just having a grand ol' time playing in there. She is officially crawling. Her army crawl has been getting better and better this week but yesterday she could finally stay up on her hands and knees to get somewhere! We are so excited, however our life is over as we know it!
It totally feels like a Saturday today, Mike stayed home to work on our cabinets and put in the drywall. The granite people are coming tomorrow to measure for the counters so we need to have the base cabinets in. Plus we need to go out to the other house we're working on and put in some cabinets out there..
At some point I'm supposed to be helping him but our friend Sean came over and I get to wait for the drill to wake Izzy back up again! Oh speaking of which I just heard a very loud scream! Gotta go!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Beautiful days

SO I love beautiful days. Yesterday was one of those. When Mike and I got home from church there was this man across the street replacing stolen yard signs for a man running for re-election. The guy across the street wanted to put one in our yard. Now for those of you that know the situation, we don't' get along with our neighbors and the city counsel man running for re-election...well we don't' like him either. So needless to say I was not going to put up a sign in my yard. But in the spirit of Sunday I talked...or rather listened to this man as he was trying to find out about our house and why we didn't get along with our fellow neighbors (I had politely mentioned it to him)....after about 30 min we started talking about my trees that need to be cut down. I was telling me that it's hard to sell a house with trees like that, I disagreed (again POLITELY) and every time I tried to speak he cut me off because whatever I was saying wasn't important enough to hear. I finally had enough and said "I will not be voting for Bob because you are not listening to a word I am saying and are not letting me get a work in edgewise. If you are the type of person representing him, then I will not vote for man that does not listen to the concerns or comments of the people he should be representing. SO good day." and I walked back into my home.
All of this story is important when I tell you I love beautiful days. Had it not been for the beautiful weather I would not have had the wonderful day I did after that incident. The sun was shinning and it makes all your worries go away. (If you don't believe me ask my sister who lived in Hawai'i, there wasn't much that a trip to the beach on a beautiful day couldn't cure!. I'm just so glad that we have a Heavenly Father who blesses us with such beautiful days to enjoy His creations!

Friday, March 16, 2007


So I hate being tired. I have become addicted to watching Grey's Anatomy and my friend let me borrow seasons 1 & 2 on DVD so I have been watching them. Of course this means that I stay up to late and often get my day started way to late because I have to watch them in the morning as well. This said, I hate being tired. My poor daughter is so tired also because I don't keep her on any kind of schedule so she never knows when she's supposed to be asleep and when it's normal waking time.
I have all these errands I need to run today but I'm just to tired, I tried taking a nap but Lil' Izzy didn't cooperate with me and sleep like she was supposed to...since she's more mobile know I can't exactly leave her on the floor while I sleep.
At least I can try and relax somewhat before we go over to a friends house tonight. Maybe Izzy will at least sleep there.....

Sunday, March 11, 2007

random thoughts

So for those waiting for more pictures, Mike left his jump drive at work but it's all ready to go so I'll do it soon!!
On another thought, as my daughter was dressing for bed (or rather I was dressing her) she won't stop growing!!! Now I realize that she has some catching up to do so before it sound like' I'm complaining...I really like her sleepers right now. But I decided that she takes after me on another point...she is growing so fast. For those of you that knew me when I was really little (so my mom/dad and sister) I had all my 5'3" height in about 6th grade...so I finally have something on this child...

Also after reading my friends blog I've decided that I have a couple of random things about me...
1st...I HAVE to wash my face first in the shower, otherwise I get all out of order and I have actually forgotten to wash off or do shampoo because I was out of order
2nd I have webbed toes on each foot, (between 2and 3 )
3rd. I developed patience...(this is odd for those of you that new me well before Izzy came along...you never thought it could happen)
4th. I get very irate about little things, toilet paper for instance, it needs to roll out the top,,,, and my tooth brush is in my bathroom so PUT DOWN THE TOILET SEAT WHEN YOU VISIT!
5th when I get dressed the right side has to go into the clothing first, I feel like I've put my clothes on wrong and they fit funny if it happens any other way...
So that's it, I know I have more but they escape me now...

Cute kid

So I have some new cute pictures of my Izzy. Due to the over abundance of begging by her aunt, I am posting some pictures of Izzy on the phone with Auntie Leslie, her walking today on our back patio and also her first steps on grass (she didn't really know what to think of it! )
So my total blond moment happened today after church. I was going downstairs to get something out of he kitchen of our basement (now, you have to remember that Mike tore up the floor and tore out all cabinets and put down cement board to lay tile on....) so as I"m walking down the stairs trying to avoid the wood splinters I decided to shorten a step not really accepting the fact that I needed to have by body weight supported. So...down the stairs I went, one arm clinging desperately to the banister hoping it would stop my careening to the bottom and the other arm (or rather elbow) trying to give me something to "prop" on. I finally stopped about 5 steps later and after a bruise to my elbow, a strain to my biceps tendon and a rub burn on my hand, I think I'll make it. OH my back also was hurting. I just sat there and laughed at myself and as Mike came running to make sure I wasn't dead (he didnt' want to have to change the diapers) he laughed too...

SO I hope you like the new pictures....

Thursday, March 8, 2007

AHA! Moments

Last night I went out with a couple of girlfriends to TGIFriday's. I love getting together and "gabbing" with them. It may only happen once a month but it's a nice get away ( Mike even took the night off of working on the house so I could have a night out with the girls!!! He's so wonderful). So over to the title of this post. I've a had a few AHA! moments this last week. One is that I really do like myself even if I get depressed about silly things. Another is that even if all of my friends are at different places in their lives, if they get busy, it's not personal, but we still are friends. I realize this sound kind of silly for a 26 old to have realized this but for those who know me well, they understand that I may have all the knowledge in the world but until I have it said out loud, I don't apply it to myself. Lastly, I have worked so hard this week on my attitude, I am so tired of having "bad" days, so I have changed my song and really tried hard and this has been a great week so far, and I 'm getting my hair cut today so that always makes the day better!
One of my friends said last night that women have "moms" that come into their lives, for different reasons. Many women need someone for advise on certain subject for different trials and to look up to. I decided that I have 5 extra moms. So many of my friends, whether I've realized it or not, and whether I've asked for it or not, have fulfilled an amazing role for me. So I'd like to thank those people now. Of course I won't be saying names but this way everyone can feel special! On another note, I have a friend who also does a blog and she has some funny random entries, so I'm going to try and post more often (with pictures) and do random stuff on me, and my family....

Sunday, March 4, 2007

A new first

So last night was so much fun! We took Isabel to the new Children's hospital, she woke herself up because she was wheezing and could breathe. I called her old nurse from when she was in the NICU and Jen told me that I should go ahead and get checked out. Since Izzy was a preemie she is more suseptable to getting colds and especally RSV. So we went. Hindsight is so great. If I had really thought about it, her appetite hasn't changed, she was still a happy baby,she just had a cold. And although I figured she was ok the last thing I wanted to do was underreact to her illness. Since I usually don't worry about anything, I really didn't want this to be the time I should have but didn't. Here's the fun part, she is considered a "happy wheezer". A normal child that is happy, just wheezes for what ever reason with her cold. We left her in her car seat to sleep since being in an upright position helps her breathe better....Another cool note, she pulled herself up to a sitting position, a first...I guess survival instinct works for babies to!