Monday, January 28, 2008

For your funny bone...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Things I love...

I love my church! My home church is simply amazing...I miss it when I am in Waco, and really don't know what I am going to do when I leave the Central Texas area. (That's been on my prayer list...finding a church home) So, this weekend, I went to the 8 o'clock service with my Dad, and the sermon was RIGHT ON TIME....!!! Have you ever heard a word, and didn't even know it was what you needed at the time? That is how I feel each time I leave CHOP!!! I remember when I was younger, not having a clue what Bishop was talking about, but now that I'm older, I get it, and each sermon makes me grow....

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE to read. Being an English teacher, and a grad student, it's really hard to find the time to read for pleasure, but somehow I fit it in. I bought a couple of books this weekend that I can't wait to read. I thought I'd share them with you:

I love hearing from God. It affirms that my dreams and hopes are not something I want to do for myself, but things that He really wants me to do for His glory...

I love rainy days as long as I can sit on the couch and watch TV or read, and not have to go anywhere.

I love journaling, it's my main way of releasing.

I love Moscato wine....especially the kind in the black bottle...thanks Danni!!!

I LOVE my IPOD....I love that I can listen to my favorite songs, and that it is like a little extension of me. I especially love the new docking station I got for Christmas...thanks Mom!! You know what they moves the souuuuuullllllllllllll!!!!
That's all for now! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chicken Bones!

So, here's the rest of the chicken bones drama. I called my doctor, and she told me that I would have to go to the ER, because she didn't have the tools to check my throat. I DID NOT WANT TO DO THAT. The co-pay alone was a headache, but to be on the safe side, I went anyway. I left school, and headed on out to Providence.
The doc ordered a neck x-ray for me. By the time the technician came in to perform it, I was REALLY agitated. I'd been waiting in the room for about 1 hour without hearing ANYTHING...patience, she came in, we did the x-ray, only to find out that I indeed needed a CAT SCAN....yes, you read that right. It seems as though my teeth and jaw bones were in the way of the neck x-ray, so they couldn't see anything....well excuse me for having teeth and a jaw. So, the nurse gives me this HORRIBLE egg white type mixture to numb my throat. You guys, I can eat ANYTHING on Fear Factor after tasting this's nasty....I had to gargle, then swallow...ever tried gargling egg whites? Yeah--that's what I, now that I'm all numbed up, off I go, wheeled to the x-ray room, so that I can have a cat scan done.
This is about 2-2 1/2 hours into the game now, and I was taken back to my "room," to wait for the results. So, are you ready for throat was bone, no cancer...(hey, I had a LOT of time to talk myself into sicknesses), just a scratch. I have to admit that I was so upset. I mean, 4 hours, an x-ray, and a cat scan later, and I only have a scratch? Isn't that a selfish thought....forgive me Lord....I called my Mom crying, and she did the best she could, but I was being so irrational. Hey-I'm a work in progress, and I definitely have to ask forgiveness for being upset that I WAS NOT ill. So anywho, I'm back at work finishing up some tasks, then I'm going home. That's it...nothing else...until next time!

Fellow Chicken Lovers...

I really do get myself into some precarious situations...but this one, takes the cake! I have a chicken bone sliver lodged in the back of my throat. I believe it's behind my right tonsil. Last night, while eating dinner, I broke into a wing, and the bone split. I didn't think anything of it, until I felt a slight sharp pain a little later. You guys, I've literally tried EVERYTHING: gargling, swallowing a teaspoon of oil, coughing my lungs up, q-tips, my fingers, swallowing a piece of bread....I am SO FRUSTRATED!!

I had the nurse at school look at it, but she couldn't get to it...we couldn't even see it. So now, I've got to go to see Dr. Turnage. Hopefully she can do something about it, and I won't have to go to an ENT specialist....I'll be sure to keep you the meantime....say a little prayer for me!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pictures from the vigil!

Here are the pictures I promised. It was a night full of sharing, reflecting, and LOTS OF LAUGHS!!!!! Liz wrote a beautiful poem about sisterhood, and we shared some scripture out of the good book!!! It was great!!! Liz got a snapshot of us with our candles...I will try to snag it and post it later!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy 100th birthday Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Today I am so happy and overwhelmed! I was typing an e-mail to my sorority sister, and was really trying to hold back the tears. My sorority is 100 years old today. To some of you that may not really mean anything, but to me, and over 200,000 other women, it means so much.

Tonight, I will celebrate with some of my closest sisters, and we'll stop to reflect and remember all that our founders meant for us to accomplish in the name of AKA. We'll come together to encourage one another, support one another, and hold one another accountable for the charge we were given 100 years ago!

I will post pictures from tonight's festivities later! Until then.....

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Just my Thoughts

This entry will pretty much be all over the place. I started it a few days ago, and am just getting around to finishing it.

Most of you know that I am seriously considering buying my first home. I had been thinking about it before, but the moment of truth came when my Dad, said to me over Thanksgiving, "you know, if you're waiting to get married before you buy a home, you might want to go ahead and consider it..." THANKS DAD!! I mean, of course in the back of my mind I thought I would have a home, and a husband by now, but anywho....another day, another post...

So, back to the home issue--I've been working with a company, and prayerfully by the end of the summer, I will be a homeowner!!! I'm so you all know I love to decorate and have get togethers. The lesson in all of this is, don't stop living the life you have, because you're waiting for the life you want....

I also received my first grades on a paper, and a journal that was due this week, and I made 100's on both. Now, you have to understand that this teacher ripped my discussion post to shreds, so I was very apprehensive about completing these assignments. I literally prayed the entire way through it. God is faithful.....