Archive for October, 2009

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so long

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, but Brian and I have been out of town without internet access. I promise I will blog soon! I will tell you about Choxie’s latest ordeals, how our vacation went, about my college visit I’m taking someone on tomorrow, and our weekend coming up! I know you can’t wait.

GOOD THING: found some free snacks this afternoon
BAD THING: have to wake up really early tomorrow morning

balloons and tacos

So the infamous balloon boy finally spilled the beans that the whole drift away balloon ordeal was a hoax. They planned it! Any family that would agree to be on Wife Swap is kind of crazy, and now this? That family is attention hungry, and now we’re giving it to them like crazy. Stop putting them on television! (I know I am mentioning them in my blog, which is attention, but I highly doubt they’ll know about this, and no one reads this anyway, so I don’t think that this really adds to the problem.)

I saw the new Taco Bell commercial for the first time last night, and I HAVE to get one of those tacos. Pepperjack sauce? Yes, please! Black shell? Awesome! A friend in Georgia said it wasn’t that great, but I have to find out for myself.

I get my hair cut today after work! I’m so excited. I hope it finally looks better after today. I’m halfway planning on just cutting it off again, but I don’t want to give up just yet. I’m mostly planning on telling her I’m desperate for some layers and that I can’t do this one length thing anymore. That just doesn’t work well for people with thick hair, especially if it has curl and wave. Ick. We’ll see what happens! If it’s bad, I’ll just keep wearing ponytails.

GOOD THING: getting colder!
BAD THING: My gas light is on in the car, but I don’t have any time to spare between work and my haircut.

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Another update? I’m crazy!

It looks like WordPress has finally figured out that when we hit Enter, we don’t want to double space. Nice going! It only took you forever. I don’t like how they took the little corner expander thing away from the bottom right corner of the text box, though. I like to see more of what I’m typing.

Today is alright. I got 2 new books in the mail – one for a collection and one to hopefully improve my quality of life and introduce new ideas for projects around the house. The book’s called The Urban Homestead, and it teaches you how to do a lot of stuff on your own at home instead of buying it, paying someone to do it, or whatever. You get the idea. We’ll see how it goes! Dave said it was a great resource, so I figured I’d believe him.

I just have one more day of work this week! I get to get my hair cut tomorrow right after work! My cousin is coming to visit us while she’s in town for a tennis tournament Friday, too. I seriously need to clean my house before she gets here, but I seriously don’t have any free time before then to do it. We’ll see what happens! How can one house produce so many dust bunnies and hair balls in like 3 days? I sweep pretty often, yet I immediately find new dust bunnies as soon as I finish sweeping. That’s what happens when you don’t have carpet, but it’s still worth it. My allergies agree more with hardwood. I’m used to it now anyway since the condo didn’t have much carpet, either.

We ate lots of leftover goodise at lunch today that were still here from yesterday’s delicious tea. Sheena can back that statement up, too, since she swung by at just the right time to sample the goods yesterday.

It is so dark outside and gloomy. I’m so over this rain.

I just called the vet and lost my train of thought, so this post is over!

GOOD THING: almost the weekend
BAD THING: rain!

rules to live by

I retyped this today for work, and I just found it intersting. Read it for yourself! This is by no means all the guidelines we have, but this is one document. I’m not sure if it’s official or just a compilation taken from the Book of Discipline, but either way, it’s rules we’re to go by.

General Rules of Methodist Societies
It is therefore expected of all who continue therein that they should continue to evidence their desires of salvation,

First: By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind, especially that which is most generally practiced, such as:
• The taking of the name of God in vain.
• The profaning the day of the Lord, either by doing ordinary work therein or by buying or selling.
• Drunkenness: buying or selling spirituous liquors, or drinking them, unless in cases of extreme necessity.
• Slaveholding: buying or selling slaves.
• Fighting, quarreling, brawling, brother going to law with brother, returning evil for evil, or railing for railing, the using many words in buying or selling.
• The buying or selling goods that have not paid the duty.
• The giving or taking things on usury – i.e., unlawful interest.
• Uncharitable or unprofitable conversation, particularly speaking evil of magistrates or of ministers.
• Doing to others what we know is not for the glory of God, as:
• The putting on of gold and costly apparel.
• The taking such diversions as cannot be used in the name of the Lord Jesus.
• The singing those songs, or reading those books, which do not tend to the knowledge or love of God.
• Softness and needless self-indulgence.
• Laying up treasure upon earth.
• Borrowing without a probability of paying, or taking up goods without a probability of paying for them.

Secondly: By doing good; by being in every kind merciful after their power; as they have opportunity, doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all men:
• To their bodies, of the ability which God giveth, by giving food to the hungry, by clothing the naked, by visiting or helping them that are sick or in prison.
• To their souls, by instructing, reproving, or exhorting all we have any intercourse with; trampling under foot that enthusiastic doctrine that we are not to do good unless our hearts be free to it.
• By doing good, especially to them that are of the household of faith or groaning so to be; employing them preferably with others; buying one of another, helping each other in business, and so much toe more because the world will love its own and them only.
• By all possible diligence and frugality, that the gospel be not blamed.
• By running with patience the race which is set before them, denying themselves, and taking up their cross that men should say all manner of evil of them falsely, for the Lord’s sake.
• It is expected of all who desire to continue in these societies that they should continue to evidence their desire of salvation,

Thirdly: By attending upon all the ordinances of God; such are:
• The public worship of God.
• The ministry of the Word, either read or expounded.
• The Supper of the Lord.
• Family and private prayer.
• Searching the Scriptures.
• Fasting or abstinence.


Today is rainy again, and I’m so tired of it! It’d be not AS bad if I didn’t have to be at work and could sleep all day, but then again, NOTHING would be as bad if i could sleep all day instead of work haha. I’m just over the rain, and I’m ready for it to either get sunny and fall-perfect or just get cold already. Plus, my dad bought me a new coat this weekend, so I want to be able to use it! It’s a sweet Carhartt one for doing things outside when it’s really cold outside, and I love it.

I am going to try and pull out the ol’ bicycle sometime this week and get back into riding it around. It doesn’t take long to work up some stamina (because riding a bike is so much harder for me than walking or jogging), so I am not too intimated. I just know how sick I felt every time I rode it to work last spring, so I am going to try and work on that to get to where I can easily have enough energy to do it comfortably. I wouldn’t mind walking at all, but since I already walk the dog pretty often, I don’t want to burn myself out on walking. I feel like I’d never want to walk the dog if I’d already walked to work and back that day. We’ll see how it goes! I usually have lots of good ideas, but I never get around to them.

This weekend was pretty good in Georgia. We sucessfully went to 2 apple houses, ate some desserts there, almost got in a wreck on the highway because of a girl and her cell phone, ate lots of food, visited a dam that my grandfather worked on decades ago, drove through some beautiful mountain areas, tried out my dad’s inversion chair, played with the dog, heard some funny stories, heard some bad jokes, and some other stuff. Oh, and I closed my own finger up in a the car window, which hurt REALLY bad. It also took us over 4 hours to get there, and it should’ve been less than 3 hours. It seemed like eternity in the car.

I’m afraid Choxie is sick, so Brian is going to help me decide this afternoon whether or not we should take her to the vet. I’m all for preventing and being cautious, so she will probably go. She hasn’t eaten much since Friday and has slept extra compared to normal, so if something’s wrong, it’s been wrong for several days, and I don’t want to push it too far. We might see how she eats tonight and take her tomorrow. I really hope she’s okay! It makes me worry more since I know I am supposed to take her back to the vet in a couple of weeks anyway to re-check some liver enzymes because they were really high last time. She’s pretty tough, so I think she’ll be alright eventually.

I got my new wallet in the mail! I could’ve gotten it Friday, but we went out of town, and I didn’t know that Zappos was going to ship it overnight until Friday morning after it had been shipped. If I would’ve known, I would’ve shipped it to my parents’ house instead of to my work so I could get it sooner. It doesn’t matter either way because it’s just a card carrier instead of a full out wallet, so I won’t be using it unless I just want to carry one tiny thing with me when I go somewhere instead of a purse.

I cannot wait to get my hair cut this Friday!

I’m also excited to take Margaret Anne on her college visit in a couple of weeks to Berry. I know she’ll love it, but we’ll see if they can work something out with the major she wants since they don’t really have it. Either way, we’re going to have fun that day because I will be off work, and she doesn’t have to go to school. Score!

GOOD THING: less than 1.5 hours left of work until I can go check on my puppy
BAD THING: seems like 7 PM outside


Choxie was so snuggly last night. I loved it! We had to give her a dose of medicine yesterday morning, and every time we put it on her, she gets really mopey and looks sad for a day or two. It makes me feel sad for her because she just droops around and makes these sad faces. The good part is that her energy gets zapped, so she’s just plain old sweet! Last night, it was more than ever. She just followed me all around the house, and every time I sat down, she would come and lay in my lap and just sleep and sleep. She was right there with me all night long, and it was great. She knows who her mom is! Brian got a little sad because she wouldn’t lay with him, but I don’t think it’s anything personal.
She is going to have so much fun running around outside at my parents’ house!