Sunday, October 30, 2005

*cough, cough*

I'm sick. So is Katrina. And Cayden. And Reagan. And Laura. We like to pass around our germs.

In other news, not much is new. That's good, though! Here is the ever-so-exciting rundown of the last few days:

- had a Children's Talent Night at church tonight. It was cute and went okay. Not too many kids participated. Karaoke was a flop. Stupid me for thinking it would work - most of the kids can't read (they are too young)!
- we took pictures of Katrina yesterday and posted them in our gallery. Her first Halloween costume and Cayden's birthday at the pumpkin patch for your visual enjoyment. Isn't she a cutie? The picture above is my favorite. (I had a link, but then I figured out from Leah's how to add pictures. Yay for Leah!)
- I took Friday off work and got sick with this stupid cold.
- Thursday we delivered a HUGE proposal for work. Praise the Lord it's done. Now we wait until February to hear anything. Stupid government. (Nothing like getting lost in D.C., by the way.)
- Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday are all a blur because I worked late to get the proposal done. I vaguely remember snapping at my boss once. Or maybe twice.

We found a kitten on our steps this morning! It's tiny, too ... maybe seven or eight weeks old. I'm trying to convice Laura and Simon to take it. They have a mouse that pooped in their pumpkin. So they need a kitty.

Speaking of poop, please remember to pray for Seth Garrett! He is doing well, but still needs some help/healing. Leah and Mark recently learned how to prevent scar tissue from building up at Seth's surgery site. I tell you, those two are some of the greatest parents I know. And great ministers, too. (No offense Pastor Paul and Danette, et al.) Seriously, those two have been an amazing example of faith these last weeks and months since Seth was born and needed surgery.

And please pray for another friend of mine, whom I'll call Amanda. She went into the hospital just about two weeks ago because her water broke ten weeks early. She is to stay in the hospital on strict bedrest for at least three more weeks until her baby is at 35 weeks gestation. I talked to her last week but not this week, so I'll update again when I know more. Specifically pray for the baby's lungs. Because all of this happened so early, his lungs are underdeveloped.

Okay, that's all. I'm off to finish a library book and wait for Ryan to call. (He had to travel up to PA tonight for work.) Good night!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A-Zs of Me

A ~ Age you got your first kiss - Second grade. Travis Gash. (His brother Greg just died!)

B ~ Band listening to right now - some song on Key 103.1. I don't know who it is.

C ~ Crush - John Travolta

D ~ Dad's name - Steve

E ~ Easiest person to talk to - My April came to mind first. She and I can pick up where we left off like no time has passed.

F ~ Favorite TV show - Wheel of Fortune

G ~ Gummy worms or bears - neither, thanks. I like chocolate. Dark chocolate.

H ~ Happiest memory - When Ryan held Katrina in the hospital.

I ~ Instrument - I used to play the flute. I doubt I still can.

J ~ Jr. High Crush - I think Ron Reinagle (sp?), but that might have been freshman year. Brendan Hurrle was high school, too.

K ~ Katrina

L ~ Longest car ride ever - Heading to Illinois last year for Christmas when it took nine extra hours because of snow.

M ~ Mom's name - Sheila

N ~ Nicknames - Lexer, Dax

O ~ One animal you like - kitties

P ~ Phobias - Mimes

Q ~ Quirks - I don't think there is enough room to list them all. :)

R ~ Reason to smile - daisies, kids' laughter, smiling babies

S ~ Song you sang last - I sing 'Happy Birthday' when I wash my hands.

T ~ Time you woke up today - 5:00 a.m. I had to be in Fairfax, VA by 8:00 a.m.

U ~ Unknown fact about me - If I tell you, then it wouldn't be unknown, would it?

V ~ Vegetable you hate - The green stuff my mom thinks I like. It's leafy ... not spinach ... kind of sour.

W ~ Worst habits - no motivation in the morning. I'm late to everything!

X ~ X-rays you've had - Do sonograms count? I had a bunch of those. And teeth. And my cheekbone when Andy Foster punched me in teh face.

Y ~ Yummy food - Pepsi.

Z ~ Zodiac sign - Leo