Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Not to Buy the Girl in Your Life....

It all began with an iPhone...

March was when our son celebrated his 17th birthday, and
we got him an iPhone. He just loved it. Who wouldn't?

I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an
Our daughter's birthday was in August so we got her an
iPod Touch:

My wife celebrated her birthday in September so I got her an iRon:

It was around then that the fight started.

What my wife failed to recognize is that the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and iClean.

This, of course, activates the iNag reminder service.........

.....I should be out of the hospital next week!!

PS: iHurt!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Where does the time go?

It's here - the post-Christmas feeling that I get every year that tells me all of the things that I wish I had done differently. Because this year, dear friends, I was NOT ready for Christmas. Sure, I managed to get the tree up. I bought and wrapped all the presents. Sent cards. But then ... there was so much that I did not accomplish. Why? Various reasons. Finishing up my classes. People that I love being sick. Bad weather. Being lazy. All sorts of reasons. So on Christmas Eve night, as we watched the movie we affectionately call "Ralphie" I sat and made a list of the things I wished I had done differently. Decorated more. Entertained. Baked cookies. Built gingerbread houses. Dug the wreaths out and hung them on the windows and doors. Put Rudolph on the mailbox. Gone to Starbucks for hot drinks and drove around with the family looking at everyone's decorations.

When I was a little girl, I remember my grandmother would say that time flew as you got older. Granted she was in her 60s when I came along, but how true a statement that was! Time flies! Before we know it, it'll be Easter and Christmas 2011 will be all but a distant memory.

As we prepare for the New Year, I sit here and wonder what changes will experience in the next 365+ days? I also sit and ask myself, Is this the year that I make the decision and stick to it that I'll get healthy? Lord, I hope so! Will this be the year that I am more prepared for the holidays? Will I stop worrying and start enjoying my life? Only time will tell. But as I move forward, I do feel like I'm turning a page in my life, going into a new direction. That feels good. I hope as I find time to reflect on 2012, I will find myself feeling proud of my accomplishments.

Friday, December 16, 2011

We Need a Little Christmas - Right This Very Minute!

Greetings from the other side of the screen! I know I know... I don't call. I never write anymore either. But honestly, I have been busy. Swamped. Overwhelmed even. But no excuses, let's catch up....

So, today I officially graduated from college. How did I spend my day? At the Dr's office with the Hubs, who has been having chest pains. No pomp and circumstance for this girl. Instead I read waiting room magazines and frantically thought all those "what if?" questions. They scheduled some lab work and a stress test and sent us home after his EKG looked good - telling him to take an aspirin a day and for me to call 911 if anything happens. Great!

Yesterday I spent the day having The Bug's ankle x-rayed. For the second time since school started. First time - she fell at practice. This time she dropped her rifle on her foot ... at practice!... and may I add, she did not have any shoes on! So her foot is nice and purple, green and burgundy...and unbroken. Yeah! So it's elevation and relaxation for her for a few days at least.

Prior to that - I was in an automobile accident the week of Thanksgiving. My precious van was totaled and it was a terrifying experience and not at all my fault. Since then I am now the proud owner of a PT Cruiser... which is actually going to be The Bug's car. I didn't know what I wanted to get, but I had to buy something and she kept talking about these cars so I decided why not? Then I'll just turn around and get me something new when she starts driving.

My student teaching experience turned out to be 'something else'. A lot of things happened that normally don't happen, but let's just say I have no doubts about my ability to teach. Now I just need a job!

My parents adopted a pekingese who is the newest love of my life. My Dad named him Banjo...and he is gorgeous and moody like a toddler! He's about 11 months old now and Daddy and I are in awe of him even if the rest of the family thinks we are crazy. If I could figure out a away to get him and the cat to get along, he'd come and visit me!

The Bug loved football season and participating in the color guard at school so much that she's on the rifle line for winter guard. I am so glad that she's found her 'thing' in high school that makes her so happy!

That's about it for now. I promise to try to check in more...but until then, Merry Christmas from my house to yours!