Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

Ah, the New Year is quickly approaching. The evening will be spent with family as we watch the ball drop. Oftentimes that doesn't even happen, as I fall asleep before it happens or we're watching a movie and miss it. New Year's celebrations strike me weird. Ever since the year I broke my leg it's just always been that way. I don't know why. I get introspective and oftentimes emotional. I would just hate to go out and "party". It wouldn't feel right. Most people think "good riddance" to the past year. But I think "man, that's another year pass....I don't know if I want it going this fast." And not that I think my life is horrible by any means but I think "we need to give this year one more chance at making things brighter for the world." I know I shouldn't do that because there have been wonderful things that happen in every year of my life. I should definitely focus on those. But then my mind thinks "I don't want to see the year go, it's been so wonderful." So no matter what way I look at it, it's a catch 22 and I would just like time to stand still. And people always think the new year is going to be bigger and better. They make their resolutions, which are never kept. I never have made a yearly resolution. I believe in daily resolutions and many at that. And they aren't things like "lose weight" But just "try to be a better person and more understanding". I think people make yearly resolutions and by the first week they mess up and say "oh well....there's always next year." By making daily resolutions you're constantly looking at yourself trying to be a better person. Of course this can backfire as well. Because then you're constantly looking at yourself, judging yourself. It is nice to have that happy medium, which is often hard to find. Well, anyway you look at your New Year's Even plans or your New Year, I hope it finds you well.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne!
For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet For auld lang syne!
We twa hae run about the braes, And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot Sin’ auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’t in the burn Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared Sin’ auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere, And gie’s a hand o’ thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid willie-waught For auld lang syne!
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup, And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet For auld lang syne!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Trying To Get In My Head

Anyone else been reading about Saddam Hussein? I don't now why but ever since they announced the ruling has been upheld I've been drawn to anything that pops up on the yahoo/msn sites. Then I just pulled up the internet to find that about 7 minutes ago it will be within hours. It's just weird to me. Something I can't put into words very well. Does he deserve it? Yeah. But it's just weird. My mind goes round and round. At times I think he should have to wait and rot and think of all the things he's done. But he's one of those that just doesn't get it. And would never come around to those types of thoughts. Not to mention he'd be a huge security threat at all times. And also I think to myself that the world is answering his barabaric behavior with barbaric behavior almost as though it's ok. But then I think he should have to go through it since he put so many others through it. Then I think, "what is going to go wrong." I know it's so stupid to think about stuff like that but that's what I'm thinking. Originally he was to pass from US hands to Iraqi hands. Supposedly that has happened. But I still think, what if someone on the other side wants to help him and lets him lose. Then I think, "there's going to be an attack." or "something bad is going to happen." Now I know there are many theories about 9/11 and if he was or wasn't involved and in all honestly I don't feel one way or the other, but the thought of "what if" enters my mind. I know there are people out there that say that the US helped him become the dictator he was. I dunno. I think he would've gotten there without our help. That's just a guess though. I could be wrong about this but my understanding is that he hasn't even been tried for everything he's been accused of. I guess if you think about it, going through all of the ins and outs would be pointless as everyone knows he's guilty and it would be a waste of time. Haven't you ever wanted to get into someone's head? He'd be interesting. And definitely scary at the same time. Maybe too scary. Speaking of scary....this post is crazy. As you can see my head is going round and round and round and......sometimes I'd just like my mind to stop.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

It's is now 10:32pm on Christmas Day. I hope everyone had a wonderful day no matter where they were. I have already posted pictures of all the festivities on our Flickr Account. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve!

Santa brought a few gifts early this are a few pictures from our Pre Christmas Eve Festivities.......

"You Gotta Be Shitin' Me"-Dad Finally Got His Bose Headphones

Rockin' Out

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's Officially Here

Yep, that's right. My hairstyle has entered the awkward stage. I can't seem to do anything with it and it just wants to be in whatever way it wants to be. Very frustrating. However, I continue to tell myself, "I really want long hair. I want to donate this for a good cause. No matter what I have to go through this stage." I just wish I could wear a hat everyday. It'd put less stress on my hair (no blowdrying, curling) and less stress on me. And I love hats, especially when they fit. Yeah, I have this issue with finding hats that fit me. Just as with jeans and everything else. I always find hats I love but they are way to huge. I've even started looking at kids hats. Anyway, before we left on our trip it was my mission to find a hat. Within 12 hours of leaving I finally found something. Sweet. Then another one. Then when we were in Disney I found another one. Say what? What did I do to deserve this?! I've been looking for one of those "military" style hats, but every one I find is huge or the adjuster thing has to be made super tight in order to fit, making the hat look ridiculous. One I found here was a military style and was slightly large, and the one from Disney is almost perfect. It does have an adjuster, but doesn't look crazy. And then my 3rd hat is from PacSun and has a Star Wars/gangster/bonnet feel to it. But anyway, I was excited. So right now that's all I want to do. Wear my hats and just be free. Today was my day off and I wore a hat. But tomorrow I must work which means the hair will be "done". Bummer. I think I may start taking some vitamins in hopes that the hair grows faster. At least to get me out of this stage. Just you wait, soon enough I'll be complaining that it takes too long to do my hair. Hey, I say let's just buzz it and be done with it. Sound good to you? I don't think my boss would be very thrilled with that. Being a female, isn't it fun???

Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday's Thought For The Day

MGM Osborne Spectacle Of Dancing Lights

Some of you may have already seen the Osborne Spectacle of Lights in the past, however this year they were "dancing". I caught one of the songs on video. In looking at other people's videos on YouTube I guess they had more than just the Wizards Of Winter song by Tran Siberian. Should've stayed longer, but with a million people around you that's kind of hard. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dreams Do Come True

All right. It’s Sunday afternoon and I have a few moments to jot down some stuff. Disney’s definitely a magical place. And I had many of those moments where my eyes filled with tears and had to ask myself, “Am I really here?” It’s just amazing. And I must say I was in my most relaxed state I’ve been in a LONG time. Couldn’t find the Magical Express booth at the airport and when we did the line was huge. That’s fine. It went real fast. We didn’t get the room we wanted with a king bed. No problem. Have crying kids on the bus. Whatever. Our cards got inactivated and we couldn’t get into the park. We’re not in a hurry. And that was only within the first hour of us arriving. Ah it’s nice to be relaxed and going with the flow. Why can’t I always be like that? We headed immediately over to the Magic Kingdom and right onto Pirates. It was awesome. Now mind you, I loved the ride before. But it’s definitely cool with the new additions. We were lucky multiple times by either getting right on and/or getting the front seats on rides. Space Mountain was definitely fun. Hearing David scream in the dark was hilarious. Then I got my turn up front and totally understood why he was screaming like a girl. Needless to say we rode Pirates and Space Mountain 3 times each during our stay. During the first day we caught the “Dreams Come True” Parade. It was my first teary-eyed experience of our trip. That was awesome and we ended up catching that a couple more times during our stay also. Afterwards we wanted to go to Downtown Disney. In order to do so we had to go back to a resort to catch a bus (there isn’t one from the Magic Kingdom). So we hopped on the first one that arrived and ended up heading the Old Key West Resort. Then come to find out we would have to take a boat ride instead of a bus ride to Downtown. We ended up being the only people on the boat and that was a very nice, unexpected experience. Those were a few highlights of our first day. The rest of our trip had many highlights too. Including having perfect timing for the opening of Epcot and not even trying to. Having wonderful meals with our Dining Plan. We ate at Mexico, China, Italy, and the ESPN Club just to name a few. It’s a great plan that I would highly recommend for anyone. You each get one counter service meal (includes drink, entrée, and dessert), 1 snack (many choices to choose from), and then 1 table service meal (includes drink, appetizer, entrée, and dessert) per day. Considering we never get dessert and we hardly ever get an appetizer, let alone our own. And oftentimes we even share meals. At times I felt that all we were doing was eating and felt full all the time. We got to each of the parks and got on all the attractions that we wanted to and saw everything we wanted to. We got to see all of the night attractions at each of the parks from parades to fireworks, etc. Not having to wake up to an alarm each day. Not having a set schedule. Even trying to go out to eat and getting caught in a downpour was fun. We ended up going back to the hotel room and ordered a pizza. It was a nice night in. They had a channel that had all the old cartoons from when we were young. That was fun and great to reminisce. I can’t believe how many cartoons I remember. Something that was definitely made clear was that we still do not want to have children. Having just 2 people was Heaven compared to what we were seeing around us. I wouldn’t change it for the world. I must say I missed my kids in Ohio though. Thanks Mom and Dad for taking care of them. I feel as though this post is so unorganized, but at this time that’s how my mind is with everything that has happened within the past week. It’s as though it’s going a mile a minute remembering what happened that it’s so hard to put into words. All I know is that I’m smiling and our first vacation was well worth the wait. I’m ready to plan the next one!

We're Back....

Hey All! We've arrived back in Ohio. Disney was a blast and was truly a dream come true. I've already posted the pictures in our Flickr account. Feel free to enjoy. I hope to post a little more later. But as of now tons of wash needs to be done and I must get things situated around here. Hope everyone has had a great week and ends their weekends well.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Now It's Time To Say Goodbye...

Hey, Hey, Hey! Can you believe it?! It's less than 12 hours away....actually less than 10! It's been a long time coming and I must say we waited very patiently. It seems as though it's been a fast 9 months (since we made our reservation). Gosh. Bring on Sunshine. Bring On Disney and Happy Ever After. Adios! See ya in 8 days!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ah, the new luggage smell

Okay, it's not really new luggage but give me a break. It was mighty nice cutting the tags off of the luggage we received almost 5 years ago. Yes, believe it or not we have never used the luggage we received for our wedding since we've never gone on vacation. And now that it's been through 4 moves (without being used) the time has come and the tags are off! The personalized Disney tags are attached and ready to go. Can you tell I'm already packed? Just waiting for David....of course I've got tons of other stuff to do around the house. You know I can't come home to a dirty home. Spic and Span, that's the way it must be.


First Up, Pin The Leg...Second, Splenectomy

Yesterday was a crazy day. I must say everything was pretty normal until surgeries hit at work. We ended up having to pin a dog's leg due to it having a fractured femur. Since it was right above the knee and not midshaft a pin was the best way to go. This was not a normal sized dog though. This was a 10 week old jack russell puppy that was only 5 pounds. Big dogs are hard to pin just because of their size. But small dogs have their issues too...for instance 1/4 inch difference could mean whether your in or out of the bone. So it was pinned. Good to go. We went to take postoperative radiographs. No go. Pins weren't lined up. Okay, start all over. Hang the leg, rescrub the surgical site.....basically do the entire surgery over. The pins ended up perfect. Let's hope the puppy and the owners are good at taking care of the leg. Then a coworker came in with her dog. It just didn't look right. She was lethargic, not eating for a day, and her gums were pale. And when I say pale, I mean totally white. We immediately grab blood work on her and I get that running while they take radiographs. Oh crap. A mass shows up on her radiographs. Looks like on the spleen. Should we do surgery or not? Can Doc do it or not...due to him having such a long day. The decision's made. We'll do the surgery. So we get started. First cut. Wham. Blood everywhere. She's bled out. Well what are we going to do with all of this blood? Why not use it for her. So we grab syringes and start sucking it all up and make a mixed bag of fluids with blood to autoinfuse her. Mind you we must keep sterile during this entire procedure. The amount of blood was crazy. You should've seen the surgery suite floor. I tired to clean up as much as I could as they continue into her and find that it looks as though it was her spleen. Possibly a cyst that hemmorhaged. They perform a splenectomy. By the time we're done it's about 7:45pm. It's decided that she should probably be taken up to the emergency clinic in Elyria just to be safe and cover all of our bases. That way my coworker wouldn't have to worry during the night and they'd have all the necessary supplies. She asks if I'd go with her to ride in the back. I said definitely, no problem. And off we went. The rest of the night was quite normal, but we didn't get home until around 9:45. That was a long day considering I had gotten up at 6am and been to work by 7:45am. Ahh, it reminds me of being in New Orleans....just like the good ol' days. I must say I don't think my body is quite as used to it as I was then. I'm quite tired. And as usual I could hardly sleep last night with crazy work dreams going on in my head. But tomorrow is a day off to get things done. I may just have to take a Tylenol PM in order to have a good nights sleep.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Oh no. Christmas Cards.

So Monday is here and at this point I'm ready for a countdown. I have Wednesday off and I took Friday off to get things in order to leave early Saturday morning. Every site I look at has a different forcast. One has it being sunny with 77 degrees the other 72 with a slight chance of rain. At this point I'll take either considering it's only 21 degrees as we speak and I finally broke out the long johns. Oh yes I did. I'm not crazy. I've also started Zicam and Vitamin C. No big reason...just covering all the bases. I must say for the past 24 hours though my tummy has been swirling about. Not sure what's up with that. I'm figuring it's due to whatever I'm eating but I don't feel as though I have eaten that much. And I definitely know I've eaten enough. I know it will pass. We got some Christmas shopping done this weekend. I think all we have left is the two dad's, Sita, and David. I already know about Sita's gift, it's just getting it together. The dad's are always one of the hardest to buy for. And then you have David who has a million things on his "list" which all start at about $50-$100 a pop. Take that times 5-7 items. Not happening. He's trying to figure out something for me. I must say I'm definitely hard to buy for. The way I feel about gifts is that I'd rather give than receive. And that's truly how I feel. For instance if I'm out shopping. I'm more apt to find something for mom or something. I guess it also says that I'm a picky shopper too. I just don't like to settle on things. I feel as though I have all I need and it's really got to grab me in order for me to get it. Sometimes I just feel so wasteful when I look into my closet or drawers. At the same time I have to hope I don't need to dress up for anything. Because my wardrobe is basically scrubs, t-shirts, and jeans. Anyway, I can't help David in giving him any ideas for me because right now I'm at a loss myself. He'll figure it out. He's always creative. I finally broke down and got Christmas cards yesterday. I always have said I'll never send Christmas cards out. But we've started receiving them from our neighbors. That puts us in an odd position. And considering they were the ones who brough cookies over last year too I figured I'd better step it up. I gotta be honest with all of you though. I just can't send them out to people. I'll probably do a few neighbors and that's it. I think it's kind of pointless especially when you don't even write in them. I feel as though I'm killing a tree and not to mention wasting postage and the postman's time. I love the idea of the "generic" letter. Where you place it in the card. Because that gives everyone an idea of what has happened in your life throughout the year. But at this point I can't say anything that exciting has happened and I definitely can't place that in our neighbor's cards because they'd have no idea what I was talking about (we know them, but not that well.) Anyway, please don't expect a card from us. You know we love you all. But let's face it, I don't have the time, the money, and for me to sum up an entire year in a paragraph or two is impossible, let alone trying to make it interesting for everyone to care about is impossible too. However, I must say we had a good time looking at the cards. They are all so pretty. Very hard to choose. And since we aren't sending that many out I went for the nicer ones. Very elegant. Whatever. Add it to my list of things to do this week. Better get to work now. Hope everyone has a joyous Monday.

Monday's Thought For The Day