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

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I hate dealing with insurance. I would love it if they'd have a section for people who DO NOT go to the Dr. for every sniffle, every ache ect. But I understand that the vast majority of the people want a pill, or someone to know that they really just need their mommy. I also understand that with the rising cost of insurance, I'm sure the insurance companies are not making any money...so they have to inflate costs (see above reason with people crying all the time) so those of us that only go to the Dr. when we're pregnant (No I'm not if anyone is wondering) get screwed in the process. Granted I wouldn't change the fact that we live in the greatest nation on the earth with regards to medical care but I really really want my chocolate cake so I can eat it too!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Last night the some of the women in our ward played volleyball after Enrichment. During one of the games the discussion came up whether or not we could play off the walls and ceilings. This instantly brought my mind back to a fateful day in Tuscaloosa. We were having a Stake YSA Volleyball tournament when one adult refereeing wanted to change the rules because of a team I was playing against was losing. True to my early days I lost my temper, in front of the world. There are probably not many who read this who were there when this happened...Thanks goodness! So here's to controlling my temper and maybe at times my competitiveness during Thursday night play...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Milestone...(at Costco?)

I took Isabel to our favorite store today..Yes Costco. We were enjoying a lovely meal in the food court and I offered her some of my water...She drank it. Now this may not seem so amazing until I tell you that it's the first time she used a straw!!! She just kept drinking and drinking and best yet...no backwash!! I hope you can all be as excited as I am.. or at least fake it!

Monday, September 10, 2007


I have been thinking all day...I'm developing an addiction.. Not to anything spectacular, but to everyone else. I have been at my computer a lot today, between checking emails, taking my online realestate class, shopping for Izzy etc. My addiction is with everyone else's blogs. I have probably check everyone's blog about 5 times today so see if there were any more posts. It's so sad. Especially when so many of those people I could actually pick up the phone and call...So now that it's out there maybe I can get help....(of course if everyone would post daily I wouldn't need to get help...I'd have my fix!)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

As Promised

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks of Isabel...I realized the other day that I must take most of the pictures after she's eaten...she seems to be naked in most all I have of her! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Finally...I'm smarter then a machine

I'd like to think of myself at least somewhat intelligent...after all I did finish my Masters, that has to say something. I have been trying to get you some new pictures the last week...our battery died on the camcorder so I've been looking for my charger...and I could not for the life of me get the card out of either camera we have...I was looking all over for my tweezers and couldn't find them, I about broke a nail trying to pull them out...finally I thought to ask my husband, his response...just push it down and it will pop up...Thanks....Let me tell you how smart I felt after that...

So good news is that when I get home from working Junior High football today (I know, ya'll are jealous!) I will find the jump drive and get the pictures posted of my adorable daughter!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Why India?

I'm all for making money and saving money. But when you bottom line is compromised by your customer service...maybe you should rethink it. Like in the "good ol' days" that I never lived in but hear about when customer service is all that mattered. I called to set up my Dish service and then called be for a couple of questions...I apparently miss dialed and ended up in India! So now that my call has been re-routed and I'm on the phone on the other side of the world, we speak for 30 min all the while I'm listening to what I feel are preprogramed responses...like they have a piece of paper with 5 responses and surely one of them will always satisfy the customer so if I just keep repeating myself over and over and over...that is going to be the answer. Well not really. so after wasting my minutes on my phone and spending 30 minutes to change my order...when the Dish guy shows up..guess what.. my order was never changed. WHY INDIA! Can we at least talk to people that speak English when we are calling from the US to a US company...heck I'd take Ebonics over that. So I guess I'm still in The Waiting Place until Tuesday when the nice man comes back with the right equipment I can finally leave. (and watch Bama football!)

The Waiting Place

Have you ever read Dr. Seuss's "Oh the Places You'll Go?" Well today I feel like I'm in The Waiting Place. I have a bunch of things to do today and instead I'm waiting for the Dish Network guy to come and install our service. While I'm grateful that I can have this luxery...can I have it on my time. I will say at least they are better then the phone company. I was told by them I would have to wait between 8 and 5...luckily they came at 8:30. The Dish man should be here between 12 and 5. Slightly better but I had to cancel plans for today to see some people that I haven't seen in a year.
Oh well...I 'll just stay in The Waiting Place

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Blessing of being a big sister

So last night my husband was able to give a blessing to his brother who is going thru a tough time. This in itself may not have been that amazing..but for the first time I get to be a big sister. And unlike my sister I can be nice and supportive (I'm just kidding Leslie....). It is really cool to me that now my little brother and sister ask me for advise and want to talk to me about things. It's fun to be in this role since I was the little sister at my house. My "adoptive" lil' sis in Highschool, known to others as Niki, who was also one of my best friends was the closest I've been before. This is so much fun!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Secrets are interesting things. I've been thinking about them a lot today. Why we have them, why we keep them, and how powerful it is to know someone's secret. I don't know why I've been pondering on them today. Maybe because I was falling asleep while driving and I needed something for my mind to twirl about to stay awake. I think the worst part about secrets is when someone does not know that you have a secret of theirs and you may want to help them in some way, or tell them that you know, but that would be betrayal to how you found out about the secret. Have you ever really tried to sit and think of all the secrets that you know? They really are powerful things....

Monday, September 3, 2007

I'm back!

Hello! I'm finally back! Our neighbor gave us his password for his internet so now We don't need to pay for that...I'll he wants in return is to be feed once a month. So...bachelor's never change!
I love this house, it's so open and airy, we've settled the kitchen in, and Isabel's room should be finished soon, I have a friend coming on Tuesday to help me cut in on the corners...( I suck at that!) so I'm hoping to do the cute flower/butterfly stuff on the walls. Our bedroom is 1/2 way there and the dining room is almost painted. The rest may take another 4 months...we're so tired of painting. Isabel loves the new house she does laps around the kitchen/living/dining room combo. All in all it's been a wonderful few weeks trying to settle in! I hope all is well with everyone!