Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We've got plans for dinner tomorrow night with some of our "younger" small group friends at Bonefish to celebrate mine and our friend Genesis' birthdays. Normally I would be super excited, but the frustration of this stupid sickness is robbing my joy. Lord I need you to heal me, so I can enjoy every morsel of that pork tenderloin from Bonefish that I'm going to order tomorrow night.
Monday, April 28, 2008
No but really, I haven't exactly been a real picnic to be around the last couple weeks. I've been irritable, exhausted, lazy and anxious. I get easily frustrated that I can't do the simple tasks that I so badly feel need to be done around the house and instead I've only been able to lay around and read, sew or watch movies. I did however probably push myself a little too much this weekend by cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen, but it so badly needed doing, I thought it was worth the pain. So I took a little something before bed to relax and get a good nights sleep on Saturday night so I would be all rested to teach with Jason on Sunday morning to our 4th graders. Only I didn't sleep. Like at all. Ok, maybe 2 hours. It sucked. I got up around 7am to head to the bathroom, cause I'm peeing like every 2 hours with all the water I'm downing and was a little off-balance from the drugs and pure exhaustion and managed to somehow miss sitting fully on the toilet, slid completely off and fell straight into the side of the bathtub jarring my left shoulder and arm. Awesome, I know.
So after what I thought was going to be a weekend of finally getting over this virus, I managed to re-injure myself and cause more pain - in a slightly stupid and embarrassing way. Yeah, that was a fun phone call to my doctor this morning. "I sorta fell...off the toilet...into the tub." So after my fall, I crawl back into bed, crying and already feeling defeated for the day. Jason gets up and once again, two weeks in a row, goes off and handles our crazy group of 4th graders at church alone. My hero. I hate that I wasn't able to be with him and help out. They can be quite a handful at times, but nothing Jason can't handle. So I kiss him goodbye, take another codeine and try to get a little more sleep. 4 1/2 hours later and I wake to the heavenly aroma of Fat Mo's burgers and fries. Hallelujah, a new start to the day. It only got better from there. I had my man for the entire day all to myself and we were able to hang out and relax. And the cherry on top - I walk around the corner of my freshly clean kitchen and sitting there on the counter is my favorite frosted coconut and maple Shipley's Donuts. He's just that good to me.
Thank you baby for being so patient and wonderful while I've been sick. You've done more than you know. I love you beyond words.
Friday, April 25, 2008
This week has been such one of those weeks, where we squeeze in a quick 5 minute phone call here or a cup of coffee there trying to remember to mention all the important reminders or things we need to go over, like for instance recording our favorite tv shows.
In my effort to preserve watching our most beloved tv shows together, I had set up our archaic VCR to record American Idol on both Tuesday & Wednesday.
Communication Breakdown #1 - Wednesday night and I'm home licking my wounds from the day and decide that I might as well have American Idol on the background to see who gets kicked off since I'll find out from someone inadvertently mentioning it at work anyway. But then my sister Kati calls and I'd much rather talk to her, and after all I am taping the show to watch later. An hour or so later, Jason calls to check on me and as I'm obviously a bit hopped up on Codeine, Advil and whatever else is in my prescription goodies bag - I mention that I had American Idol on in the background - though I think I remember mentioning I wasn't sure if I caught who actually went home.
Communication Breakdown #2- Thursday at coffee went something like this (remember still drugged, so probably not quite accurate). Jason explaining that he **smirking** stayed up late Wednesday night watching American Idol, since I already knew who got kicked off. Granted, I watched all maybe 5 minutes of the show from Wednesday night and nothing from Tuesday, though I did mention that someone at work spilled the beans anyway, so I knew who went home. Then later that night I remember saying something like "You didn't watch Hell's Kitchen without me did you?!!" And he was all "no, I wouldn't do that! I only watched AI cause you said you had seen it." OK close enough, but whatever.
Thursday night comes along and I think to myself, Jason will be so excited that I remembered that Lost was back on this week and that I taped it for him. I'm such a good wife. So I set it all up and hit record.
Communication Breakdown #3 - Friday at coffee went something like this.
Me - "Since you've already seen Idol, I'll just go home tonight and watch both shows."
Him - "Sounds good"
Me - "Then this weekend we can catch up on all our favs, like Hell's Kitchen & Lost that I remembered to record!!"
Him - "Cool". (or something to that affect).
Then...Are you foreseeing the problem yet???
Oh! I didn't tell you that I REWOUND THE WHOLE TAPE AFTER WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL?? (BLEEPITY BLEEP!!) I get home from work, change into some comfy pj's for a cozy night of relaxation, pour a nice big cold glass of Pepsi, take a codeine and curl up to watch American Idol. Except, the ONLY thing on the tape IS LOST. I'm not mad at him, its not his fault, he didn't realize that Lost was on this week and didn't think there was any reason not to rewind it. It's just an example of how hard we have to work at communicating with the little time we get together. I love you baby, its not your fault.
BUT I'm officially done with VCR's. Done. Over.
This little guy is soon to become my new little best friend.
From now I'm on a mission to obtain one of these prized and oh-so-worth-the-money pieces of beautiful technology in order to save myself from more tears of eaten up tapes, recorded over shows and forgotten daylight savings time changes. Trust me - there's been A LOT of tears.
$100 TiVo Series2 DT DVR. Capable of recording 80 hours of shows, two at a time and with a service plan of $13 a month. Can it really be? Think of the stress this little baby will save us (me).
Watch me make it happen.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Oh yeah baby. Who knows their earthquakes? This west coast girl knows a little something about earthquakes, but you'd think my California-born husband would too! I think he's been away from home a little too long.
But seriously now, how fair is it that we're prone to earthquakes AND tornadoes? And here I was thinking I was trading one for the other. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (*That's for you baby!!)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
my boss: could you change the date on this letter to today and not the 11th?
me: ok, but today IS the 11th.
my boss: when did it become the 11th?
me: at about midnight last night.
my boss: huh.
me: try to keep up, the game is constantly moving.
....and then we both had a good laugh :-)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
I sure do miss roommate time with ya Jess! Hope your well and we'll schedule a phone call soon!!
For those of you that don't know - one of my best friends Jessica Griffith is stationed out on an Air Force base in Germany with her husband Ben who's a fighter pilot. Well actually, Jess is in Germany and Ben was deployed out on a mission in January. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!!
Here's some pics she sent me the day Ben was deployed:
I love and miss you girl! Your never far from my thoughts!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The top 20 songs will be chosen by the American Idol A&R team by April 10th. If we hear anything at all, you can count on us sending out emails, phone calls, newsletters, whatever we can to spread the word. But I don't want to get ahead of ourselves. For now, what we need our friends & family to do - is to please stand with us and pray that God would open this door of opportunity for us - IF it is His will. This may not be our time, and that's ok. But we do know we are in the will of God for His plan for our lives, so we're taking every opportunity we're given to take that step of faith.
Oh! And before I forget - Jason's song is called "Be The Change". He wrote it with Lindsey Grant, who has a publishing deal and a record contract with Midas Music. She's the one actually singing the song on the demo. It's VERY rough, they recorded it Monday morning, dropped the CD off to me and I uploaded it with their entry to American Idol. But regardless, the song is great - and there may even be a chance that Lindsey might record for her next album. So who knows - this song could really go places!
If you want to hear the song, just push play on the little MP3 player below. Again, remember its not like his typical demos with a full band in a recording studio - its just Jason on guitar and Lindsey singing in the Midas offices.
(copywrited by Over The Monster Music)
And for those of you that missed it - check out Dolly Parton's performance of her new single "Jesus and Gravity" from Wednesday's night American Idol show. She starts praisin and having church up in there!! And finishes her song by saying, "Hallelujah Simon!"