27 July 2008


Change seems to be the theme this summer, and most of it seems to be for the better. I close on my new house the 30th, if all goes as planned. I am very much looking forward to my own space again. I am however NOT looking forward to packing and moving. It would be so nice if I could just zap all my stuff from one place to the next. Someone should really work on inventing something like that. It would be like the transporter thing on Star Trek. (yes I did just make a Star Trek reference on my blog!). I will post more pictures of my lovely new house later next week, but for now here's a couple of the outside. I plan to spend lots of time relaxing on the front porch. I cut 10 1/2 inches off my hair a week ago and now that I have gotten use to it being so short, and loving it. It's much easier to wash and fix. I can't remember the last time it was this short though. I felt a bit naked for a day or two. It's more layered in the back, but it's kind of hard to take a picture of the back of your own head, so for now the front shots will have to do. I cut my hair to donate to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program. The partner with the American Cancer Society to distribute free real human hair wigs to patients. This is the 3rd time I've cut my hair to donate, and plan to continue to do so in the future. I figured I'm blessed with healthy hair that grows crazy fast, and this is something simple I can do to provide a very special thing to those in need. For more info, check out the link to the left. This week I offically joined the team from CMDA that is going to Mexico the end of October to do GYN surgery. It's that same organization I went with 2 years ago and we're going back to the same place. I really enjoyed it last time, and am looking forward to it again. I am an "only" child for the week. C is in FL this week with her friends for one final adventure before they all head off to college. R offically moved to Greenville, SC today to start her teaching job there, and E has been gone for over a month now. It's kind of strange for the house to be this empty. In August when C moves to college, my parents will be childless at home for the first time in almost 31 years! Craziness I tell you.

02 July 2008

What month is it?

Where did June go? I can't believe it's July all ready. June was such a crazy, busy month that the days just seemed to fly by. I am currently enjoying a much needed week off from work. I feel like I've worked constantly since I came back from visiting Alicia at the beginning of the month. Probably, because I basically have! When I haven't been working at the hospital, I've been volunteering as medical staff out at Doe River Gorge Christian Camp. I enjoy it a lot, but it can take a lot out of me between all the kids, the heat, and the short supply of sleep. Work has seemed especially hectic this month because the nurse's station is being redone which means we've been in this little makeshift area that is not conducive to efficient patient care. And yes, I've been complaining about it. a lot. It's ridiculous though. It's taken them a month to take down wallpaper, paint, and put in new counter tops. It seriously should have been a one week project. Hopefully it will be done by the time I head back to work on Saturday evening. It had better be! :) Right now I'm hanging out for a few days in Chattanooga so I can relax and have some me time. I've done a lot of sitting on the couch and sleeping in. It's been wonderful. Last night I got to hang out with 2 of my friends from PA school. It was great to see them and catch up.
Since it is now officially July, that means we have entered my birthday month (it's the 28th for anyone that's wondering). I'm turning 26 and for some reason it's a bit harder than turning 25. I'm not really sure why. It's one year closer to turning 30 and it's hitting me hard that I'm still single. I'm trying to get over that though and just enjoy all that I have going for me right now. I bought a house on Monday. Now I have two. Yes, my townhouse in Chattanooga still hasn't sold. Up until recently it didn't really bother me, but now that the reality of making 2 house payments is on the horizon, I'm starting to get anxious about getting rid of my townhouse. So any extra prayers that you may say that it will sell soon would be greatly appreciated!
I probably won't post again before then, so I hope that everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July. I know I plan on enjoying some fireworks.