Random Thoughts

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Sep 302007

Those crisp fall nights are finally starting, and it’s only a matter of time before I can start having a crackling fire going.

I used to really care about baseball, but I haven’t followed it much over the last few years. Still, this is utterly amazing.

I don’t think the Hokies are very good. I think we’re really going to have trouble the rest of the season, possibly losing as many as five games.

This is the second week in a row I’ve had a player all of a sudden have a career today and score a ton of points…sitting on my bench. Thank you Kevin Curtis and Patrick Crayton.

More tweaks to the website were done over the last couple of days.

April Stuff

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Apr 122007


Two weeks and a day! That’s what I have left of school. I am currently trying to survive my internship (preceptorship) and it’s going well. I’m a little tired but that was to be expected. Working 12 hours shifts is tough but I’m learning a lot and love the job. Taking on a full load of patients was a scary thought before the week started but I’m handling it okay and have to praise all the nurses out there who do it every day. After this week is over, I have 2 more weeks of lecture, one test and one gigantic final on May 1st. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it……

Everything Else

It is Brian’s birthday this month and I gave him a classical guitar as a gift. He has been wanting to learn the guitar for a long time and our good friend James has been teaching him and even letting Brian borrow his guitar. I thought it would be a perfect gift and he loved it. He practices every night and has a lot of fun. James and Krystyn were very generous and bought him a case for it and I am very thankful for their assistance in purchasing the guitar as I had no idea what to look for. You guys rock!

My mom just left after visiting for 10 days and we had a lot of fun together. I love listening to the latest Spanish music with her, watching our favorite novela “La Fea Mas Bella” on Univision and eating that wonderful Puerto Rican food she makes so well. She is the best cook in the world and I truly believe she could open a restaurant and make a fortune. I guess I’m a little biased but she rocks in the kitchen!!


Sucks right now. I’m waiting to put the jacket away but no such luck yet.


Still planning. Not sure where we want to go this year. Last year we went to Disney World for a week and had the best time in the world. Trying to top it this year but Brian and I LOVE Disney so that will be hard to do. We’ll see.

That’s all for now.

This and that

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Jan 222007

Things have been moving pretty quickly since the beginning of the year. It was really difficult getting back into the swing of things at work – very tough when you’ve been off a week and a half. I really enjoyed our time off, so it made it that much worse to have to go back to earning a paycheck.

Monica has started classes again (her last semester!) and is already hip deep in work. She’s already had her first test and has her hands full trying to balance her school work while volunteering at a local nursing home. I don’t know how she keeps things straight.

I’ve been fighting off some sort of cold or something the past couple of weeks. It kind of comes and goes – some days are better than others, but I think I’m finally starting to kick it.

We finally started to get some cold weather. I mean, what’s winter without temperatures below 50 degrees? It was starting to feel like Florida around here, but thank goodness it’s actually been cold enough for me to burn some fire wood lately.

We had to say goodbye to some good friends earlier this month. They took off for Texas for bigger and better things. We’ll really miss them, but we know they are following God’s plan, and we’ll keep them in our prayers.

Nov 172005

It’s finally starting to get somewhat cold around here. I don’t like 78 degree weather when I’m preparing to eat Thanksgiving dinner and shopping for Christmas presents.

I think the high today was around 50 which is getting closer to what I like this time of year. Is it too much to ask for holiday-type weather for the holidays?

Aug 302005

So it turns out the entire Gulf Coast needs prayer, not just New Orleans. It really looked as if New Orleans had escaped as the hurricane didn’t do as much damage as many had feared. However today one of the levees broke, and currently 80% of the city is underwater. 80%! I can’t imagine it.

As bad as it is in New Orleans is, looking at some of the many photos taken, Mississippi and Alabama may have fared the worst. Some of those towns have just been flattened.

Nawlins Prayer

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Aug 282005

We’re praying tonight for the folks about to get hit by Katrina. New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast in that area including Alabama and Mississippi are in the path of a devastating category five hurricane, only the fourth to hit the U.S. since 1900. May God be with them.

Jul 272005

It’s so hot today.

How hot is it?

It’s so hot, I saw a robin dunking his worm in Nestea.

But seriously, what is up with the heat? All of our plants are dying, and it’s like an oven when you walk outside. Make that a sauna.

When it’s 100 degrees outside, does it really matter?

Jul 172005

More hot and humid weather today as we spent a great deal of it outside at a picnic. This weather pattern we’re in right now is crazy. We just get pounded with fierce storms on a daily basis with plenty of heavy downpours, lightning, and thunder. Jack absolutely loves it.

God is bowling

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Jul 132005

Ever slept through hours and hours of pounding rain, lightning, and thunder?

Neither have we.

Last night we had possibly the greatest thunderstorm ever, and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who’s lived in Florida previously. I can’t be certain, but the storm appeared to last at least five hundred hours. In between buckets of rain falling, there would be loud clashes of thunder that seemed to emanate from our backyard.

Here was our schedule last night:

  • thunder
  • wake up
  • lay in bed for a few minutes
  • pounding rain
  • fall back asleep
  • repeat

Mix all that in with Jack panting constantly, trying to climb under the bed, trying to claw his way out of the bathroom (after Monica put him in there), and just being a general pain in the butt. You see, Jack is scared to death of thunderstorms and isn’t afraid to let you know about it. As a result, we have to sometimes lock him in another room so we can get some sleep. Maybe we should give him some doggie Valium. 😉

I hope tonight’s weather is a little less eventful.