Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OUCH!! - [not for the faint of heart]

The Infamous can of doom
Ok- so i have funny, yet painful story~ :[brace yourselves]: 

This morning i was cleaning the apartment, as usual, and decided to shake off the rugs. I stepped out our front door (which faces the interstate and a flight of stairs for the apartment above us.) When i was shaking off the rugs, i noticed there was an unsightly "Keystone" beer can in the bushes. I ducked under the stair case to grab it, which is pretty low, and then turned around to walk back out to throw it away... im not totally sure, but i must have thought i had cleared the stairs, because i stood up and WHACK!- the next thing i remember i was laying on my back underneath a dirty staircase with beer can in my hands and two rugs next to me. haha I was a sight to see!!!

I layed there for while... stunned and wondering if i had just made a 2x4 sized hole in my head!! And as i layed there, i had flashback to my diving board experience when i was 13... 

You see... about 11 years ago - i was playing in my neighbors pool. Our neighbor was a large, 16 year old boy. While i was on the diving board, he decided to hold on to the bottom of it, to annoy me. Well, i didnt like that - so when it was his turn, i decided to do the same to him. As i held onto the low diving board with both hands, John decided to take a running leap and do the biggest cannon ball he could muster up... which coincidentally - left a larger hole in my head than it did in the water.... I ended up having to get 8 staples in the dome of my head and needless to say, wasn't invited over to swim much after that. haha 

The place the 2x4 hit me today.... RIGHT ON THE SCAR!!  I cringe thinking about it. Its a sensitive place on the best of days. I didnt realize it was bleeding until i called my mom to laugh about how crazy i must have looked; touched the spot again and ... FEAR STRICKEN, bloody-handed me was zapped back to that 13 year old little girl, who just ran home looking like freddie crooger's victim. 

I took some pictures just to remember the humor of this day... and also the pain. I would post them, but im sure you wouldnt like an anatomy lesson on where brains go.. ;)- totally kidding. it wasn't that bad. Instead - here are some pictures on the infamous beer can, the stair case... and my cover up hair do... ;) 

The stair case and bushes where i saw the can...

What I saw when i was laying on my back... (The beam. Topher came later.)

PEOPLE:  DON'T LITTER!! It really can cause others harm! lol

My new do - i dig the braid down the side. lol

much love!!

p.s. im SO thankful i wasn't hurt worse- i doubt Topher would have known how to dial 911!! lol Thank God for Guardian Angels!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

At This Point In My Life...

I'm a bad citizen... eek. Who knew that if you didn't vote for 2 federal elections, they pull you off as a voter?? [in my defense, i was in another country for the last one!] But, I was never told they would or did pull me off until i called up there a minute ago (thanks to Brian- my future P.A.) and asked why i couldn't pull up my voter registration- then they broke the news!! :( And of course the last day to register was last Monday. Dang... who feels guilty now??? <-- ::me::

Anywho....on a more adorable-note i want to wish Baby Karoline and my best friend and soul-mate, Maggie Happy Late Birthday's!! :) I of course called them on the actual b-day (like 4 days ago)- but i just thought it would give me a good reason to post these on my blog... hehe: (who is the most beautiful baby on earth??!!!) yea... P.K. ::Princess Karoline - as PaPa calls her::


If you want to see how adorable the party was, look at my sisters blog..! She threw the most rockin' 1st birthday/football party ever!!! :) :) Wish I could have been there for it - but i was in spirit!!


Oh and I wish Brian and I could have been at the G/GNO [girls/guy night out] with my old coworkers/bf's! But i thought about you girls! Hope you didn't cry too much over us not being there. ;-) love you all very much!

Well, im off to go read and then try to get some oil drained from my car. I put like a whole bottle in ... not smart, but it was so low i thought it needed it! - now its about 2 inches above the "full line". :shaking my head: which apparently, is NOT good!! ~Without Dad, i often wonder how i will make it. lol Im gonna be a poor poor lady.  

I need a bike...

                            .... So much less maintenance! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bitter Sweet

So i found out that i have to pick between going home for Christmas and Thanksgiving...

Naturally i want to come home for Christmas, of course!! BUT, i already bought my ticket for Thanksgiving... which means.... yea, i dont even want to say it.

But the good thing is - i have 10 days home for thanksgiving, more than i would probably have for Christmas - and im going to try to do something useful at Christmas - like work at a soup kitchen or something. So far, i can't find one thats close enough to me... but i'll work on it! Im just going to have to skype my family like 24/7 during that time... cause Kaci and Caleb won't be here either. I'll be Home Alone!! {hands of face: aaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!} haha - hopefully no bad guys will come for me. :) But Kaci's Papa called me today and told me that he wants me to come to their house as much as i like during that time! They live in this glorious house up high in the mountains and it over looks aspen trees and snow for miles! its gorgeous!! He is the sweetest man alive... i'll post a pic of him... just to warm all of our hearts! :)

[disclaimer: dont write sad comments unless you want a blubbering ball of emotions over here in colorado!!] :) i love you all so much!!

Who's up for Christmas in November??!!! :)

pps...JAN- you better work on having Taylor between the 20th and 30th... k?! We're eating jalapenos the whole 10 days im here so that baby will come out faster!! :)


Monday, October 6, 2008

Its Been A While...

Well, i know its been a while since i updated- my apologies! But i got two emails today from different people saying "whats going on? why haven't you updated in a while?" - so i racked my brain for the coolest things i've been doing lately... and here is a top 10 count list ;-)

10.) Picnics at the Park with Topher every other day; walks; making playdough
9.) Looking at beautiful yellow leaves!! (pics at the bottom!)
8.) Looking for jobs (got two prospects!! Although not professional, they still pay- and involve getting out!) :)
7.) Finding dozens of new trails right outside my apartment complex- which extend for MILES and miles!..(nothing like Feaster Trail in the Delph that totals maybe 3 miles round trip!!) ;~)
6.) Visiting my friends in Boulder and taking time to walk around alone on Pearle Street... and going up to Estes Park
5.) Looking at Schools to attend (now i just have to make up my mind on what to go to school for... nursing, ultrasound tech, dietetics, yoga... J/K!- [insert any other random profession and believe me, i've thought of it!]... ???)
4.) Reading an enitre book from start to finish in just over a WEEK!! (such a huge accomplishment!)
3.)Soul Searching... haha- I guess thats what i would call it- just lots of reading, journaling, thinking, praying, hoping. haha
2.) Getting my ghetto car fixed for a bazillion dollars!! oh yea, including driving it once with the oil lid off, causing a massive amount of smoke and oil to go everywhere!! lol
1.) Watching too much Scrubs!!

OH yea and im starting 2 new jobs!! The first one is being a Barista at Starbucks... haha- i know, its not ideal, but you gotta make ends meet somehow, right? :) I start training tonight! [wish me luck!] The second is a job as a receptionist at the staffing agency i employed to help me find a job- haha - pretty nice that they offered me a job.- even if its not the job i thought i would be doing. At least its a place that actually would HELP me look for a better job in the mean time. I just am praying they are cool with the time in need off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If not, i will be devistated!

well, i love you guys- Let me know how you all are!
Oh and Happy Belated Birthday to me dear Susan McPeake!! I hope it was a very happy birthday!! love you!