Sunday, February 24, 2008

I am back, only to leave again...

I am back from my mission trip. There are so many thoughts and emotions yet to be processed, but overall, it was an amazing experience. I can't wait to share some of the thoughts. However, at this point, I am utterly exhausted and haven't quite wrapped my brain around the fact that in a day and a half, we are going to NoDak for 3.5 weeks! I have SOOOO much to do! (The hubby is doing an elective rotation up there.) Anyway, I will post more pics and thoughts later, but here is one of the orphans I fell in love with. Her name is Trishaina and she will be 5 this summer. She has Cerebral Palsy. Sadly, many of the kids there with CP have never been taught to communicate, but they understand you and what you are saying fine. She had amazing eyes and a wonderful smile and I just carried her around for a while one day. I showed her herself in a mirror, and then realized as she gazed at herself with astonishment that she probably had never seen herself.....
I will leave you with that for now.......

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Case Closed and what do I pack?

So I now know who Kelli is! Thank you Lady! She is the wife of a high-school classmate that I found a while back online! Thanks for reminding me!

I am leaving for Jamaica in two days. Have I packed? no. Have I thought about packing? not really. I am wasting time posting to my blog? yup! So if you don't hear from me for a while, I am sipping rum in the sun. And yes you can be jealous and no I don't feel bad!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Who are you?

So I understand the point of blogging is to put your thoughts out there for the "world" to read. But I really thought I could count my readers on one, or two hands. All the comments left are from people I know. So I got a comment from "Kelli" on my marathon training, but I can not think of one "Kelli" I know, so I wonder, who are you? Yes, it is just completely out of curiosity. You see, I am also Caller-Id Dependent. I know it is a condition..... Anyway, I guess I am just curious how this mysterious reader found my blog? Through a friend through a friend? Or just by happenstance. Anyway Mysterious Kelli, leave me a comment, and if you prefer, I will just delete it after I read it! Thanks for reading anyway, and your kind words! Oh, and I already tried to click on "Kelli" to read the profile, but it is not active for public viewing... thus the mystery......

Friday, February 01, 2008

When "hot" is just too cold.

As I was leaving the Y last night (see last post as to why...) I pulled my hat down tight, and realized I looked like either a bank robber or a gang member. Seriously, it wasn't even remotely "cute" or "trendy." I then remembered seeing two girls the day before at Target running to their car wearing no coats, hats, mittens in subzero weather. Now, don't get me wrong. I vividly remembering running from the car to the door of Bucks (more than once) with Kris wearing nothing but jeans and our "guy gettin' shirts" in freezing subzero weather! I am just wondering, at what point in my life did I just decided I didn't give a crap about my looks and I was tired of being chilled to the bone? Now I go out in boots, hat, mittens and a down coat. I wander around in at least three layers of shirts and two pairs of socks? Is this the natural progression of aging? I mean the Hubby's G-Pa wears flannel on 90 degree days. Its just amusing that I have traded warmth for anything that resembles vanity!