Friday, April 27, 2007
Yesterday was Chaotic!!!!!!! UPDATE: My apartment looks great painted & Speedy Karla said she will come over to help me put pictures back on the wall & help me move my hutch. My dogs are absolutely beautiful groomed. BooBoo Kitty did great at surgery & I get to pick him up today! I'm so excited to have my Old-man-bitter cat home!
We had our Sorority Founder's Day Dinner last night. I did not want to go to this after my long day yesterday but I went. I am an amazingly wonderful time! Dinner was good & the time with my Sorority Sisters was great. After the program was over, we all walked to our cars together. The Girls were walking ahead of me. I had kinda of a "movie" moment. I thought we are all so different yet so much alike, we all in different stages of life but we all keep up with each other, we all have different backgrounds & yet seem to want the same out of life, we are all have different personalities, but all relate to one another. I also thought what a great circle of friends they all are & then I thought what a great family unit this is. I then ran up to them & we all said our goodbye's! Movie Moment--and I was the star! :)
Thank you, Lord, for getting me through a crazy day & ending with a sweet moment. God Bless!
Happy Friday---Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
At 7:30am, I had to bring my Dogs to get groomed & bring my 17 year old cat to have surgery on his eye lids.....He's having a mini eye lift. Every time I bring my dogs to get groomed I feel horrible, b/c they always freak out when I leave them there----It makes me feel like a bad Mom. This morning was no exception!!!
Now, it's BooBoo Kitty's turn to be handed over to the Vet. I had to take him out of his crate & put him in the Vet's crate & was okay doing that. When I walked out of the Vet's office to my car........I started immediately crying. Not even a pretty cry, one of those instant nose runny ones, with crocodile tears shouting out of my eyes, instant headache from crying so hard, feel like I could faint from the instant girl drama going on in my head. Wondering why I was crying so hard? Well, I'm going to tell you......BooBoo Kitty has been my longest relationship (sad, I know). BooBoo "adopted" me in 1993. When I left the Vet's office, I kept thinking if something happens to Boo today, I simply could not handle it. Boo is 17 years old.......pretty old for a cat & I know one day he will no longer be with me, but God please not today! I had my over-the-top-girl-drama-cry for the day. Please pray for BooBoo to recover quickly from surgery today.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Deborah, Thanks for a great weekend! Happy 12th Anniversary to Robert. You can truly see the Love you guys have for each other........it's so very sweet!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Even as the daughter claims her mother "does not understand", she realizes that it's not true. Mother understands all too well. Just don't expect her to always agree or approve.
My Thursday Thirteen is Dedicated to my Mom: 13 reasons Why I Love my Mom:
All of my Mom's Life, she has dedicated her life to making my Life better.
My Mom is a Christian who fully stands firm in her faith.
My Mom is always there for me when I need her.
She has a heart of gold. She is constantly looking out for her family & friends (especially her Daddy, My Dearest PawPaw).
We have the same smile.
My Mom is constantly learning something new (always in a new class, learning new things to help her in everyday life & in the business world).
Mom is a great business woman (an incredible accountant). She does my taxes! (Praise God!!)
Mom is a Great Cook (when she cooks that is).
She has her own style & way of doing everything.
She has a great laugh (right from the belly).
I always know where I stand with her. Even when we fight, I know she loves me--she may not like me at that moment, but her love always shines through.
She was smart enough to marry my Step-Dad who adopted me when I was 30!
My Mom loves me Unconditionally. She is extremely easy to love.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Give me the Coffee & No One Gets Hurt!
I'm bitter. I am not a morning person. Mornings are definitely not my favorite time of the day--unless I get up on my own without an alarm.
Let me explain my bitterness this morning. Yesterday, I had my review at work. My Supervisor & Manager both said I am doing a Great job, but they have noticed a few times in the last several weeks I have been late...which is somewhat true. I was told, they want everyone here on time, but they do not care what you do once you get here (does this really makes sense)?! Nope!
In the last few weeks, I have had doctor's appt.'s in the mornings. I have been coming in really late for those appt.'s. I normally get up between 5:30am & 6am everyone morning (really 6am is way to late for me to get up with everything I must do in the mornings). Lately, I have been pushing the time to 6:15a or 6:20am. On these mornings, I am rushing around so much that I am totally stressed out. So, after my review, I promised myself once the alarm goes off at 5:30a, I will only hit snooze once (okay, a girl still needs to feel like she has some type of control in the mornings).
When the alarm went off this morning..........Oh wait a minute, the alarm did not go off this morning, I woke up at 5am today. 30 MINUTES BEFORE MY ALARM WAS SET! I'm bitter. The Heavens must have it in for me!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Southern coast of Africa
The black-footed penguin, also know as the jackass penguin, lives in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Port Elizabeth, Africa. New colonies have also been established on the African mainland. African penguins live in warm climates where the land and water temperature stays relatively constant (approx. 68°F).
The penguin has a broad black band about 2.5cm (1 inch) in width that runs in an inverted horseshoe shape on its chest. Its face has a broader white band on its cheeks. They stand about 50 cm (20 inches) tall and weigh around 3.5 kg (7.5 lbs).
African penguins are fast, agile swimmers. They have often been heard making a loud donkey-like braying noise, this is how they received the name "jackass penguin."
During the nesting season two eggs are laid. Incubation takes 33 to 60 days. The male and female take turns sitting on the eggs in 1 to 3 day shifts. Once the eggs hatch, both parents care for the young. Chicks become less dependent on the parents between days 70 to 100.
It is a common misconception that penguins live in cold, icy places. Be it warm or cold, the primary condition penguins need is a constant temperature.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
On Easter Sunday, I was sick. I had horrid sinus pressure, my chest hurt, I had a cough, my nose kept running away from me, and I felt like I had been run over by a truck twice! I went to church. I actually debated whether I was going to go to church or not b/c of the way I felt........BUT God kept telling me I went to the cross for you, I was beaten for you, and I died for you, so I think YOU can go to church today. So, I got dressed--believe me, this was a huge feat--and went to church. I am thankful I went, the sermon was very moving. I went home to change & finally got to Karen's around 1:45pm. I hugged everyone and said hello. I got a little snack & waited for lunch. We ate lunch...and it was GREAT! After lunch, I took my place on the sofa and slept on & off for about an hour. Each time I woke up, a beautiful little toddler would come over to me, touch my leg, laugh, & run away. Abby & Allie (Karla's youngest children) are absolutely adorable. Honestly, I think Karla paid the girls in candy every time they woke me up! Karla, fuss up! hahahahaha We had Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Each child found lots of eggs filled with great prizes!
Thank You God for sending your Son to the Cross. Thank You Lord for his Resurrection. I am filled to Joy to Know I am LOVED so unconditionally Jesus went to the Cross for me. Praise & Glory to Jesus Christ, your Love will endure forever!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Last Sunday, my friend Jackie from back home called and told me she was moving to Dallas! Jackie is SINGLE. I am so very excited to have her here. Jackie should be moving to Dallas by the end of April, if not May. Heavenly Father, Thank you for Old Friends.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Thank you for your Prayers!