Monday, February 27, 2006

Dancing Cats

Our good friends from Brazil are back in the US for a year, and they spoke at our church last night. Two of their daughters did a liturgical dance before their dad spoke. Liturgical dance has become very popular in Brazil. The little Brazilian girls were so graceful and it really was beautiful to watch. On our way home last night, I asked Corey what he thought about it. Apparently, during the entire song, Corey was thinking about how funny it would be if Maggie and Mia danced like that. Alas, the brain of a genius. I will never understand it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Happy Birthday, Momma

Saturday is my mom's birthday. I'm going to visit her on Friday and we are going to have a bushel of fun. I have a few great suprises for her (I'm not telling what they are yet).

When we were younger, we all gave mom some trouble, but she had very unique punishments. Here, she is contemplating what she should do to Karl for being sassy to her.

Karl and I spent a lot of time in the stocks for our behaviors. She would pistol whip us if we didn't smile the entire time.

Isn't she cute???

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Rough Weekend?

I got a message last night at work. "Gretchen, call your dad at the shelter." Poor mom and dad. Thursday evening their power went off due to ice storms, etc. Sunday evening, their power was still off. And dad had food poisoning. They were sleeping at the church where my dad preaches, and this had become their "make shift shelter". To add insult to injury, my mom's Valentine's day roses had frozen, along with the water in the vase. Hopefully, the power has been turned back on by now. Snuggle up close tonight, mom and dad.

An Old Favorite....Try This At Home

When I was a wee lass, my brother and I used to play a really fun game. With bare feet, we would run around a circle in the house. You see, we had a really long hallway, and at one end was a bathroom, and at the other end was my parents' room that also had a bathroom. We would run from one bathroom to the other, dip our bare feet into the toilet, run in a circle, and start the game over again. Try it!

*editor's note....My brother has NO recollection of this game. So he says.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Good News


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Help! I need a hobby!

Today Corey and the girls informed me that I needed a new hobby. Evidently, having me around more often interrupts their solitude. Kevin (PhD Kevin) suggested that I blog about it and get helpful suggestions from everyone. Also, if you need suggestions, take this neat quiz.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy V-Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my sweet babboo's.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Weird Video

This is the best video ever. Thanks Kevin

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Boards

I take the boards (NCLEX) on Wednesday, February 15th. In the words of my great friend, Tito, "scarey scarerton". I appreciate that everyone has been so encouraging about it. But you have to admit that it would be stressful to take an exam that would determine whether all your schooling and thousands of dollars will ever be put to use.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Five Weird Things About Moi????

I got tagged by Erin to write five weird things about myself. If you know me well, you know that this is really hard. I'm perfectly normal with very little weirdness involved whatsoever.

1. I once bit a complete stranger on the elbow at the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania. I thought it was my brother. I was 15 years old.

2. I have a funny thing about having my feet covered. I can't walk on other people's floors in just socks. I need to have on shoes or slippers. So I often bring slippers with me to other people's houses.

3. My husband can trick me into feeling sorry for ANYTHING. Including inanimate objects. He knows that I have a tender heart, and works that to his advantage. (for example, if he really wants something, like a little glass bear, he'll say things like "look how lonely it is, it doesn't have a mama."

4. Sometimes when I bicycle in the summer, I pretend like I'm training for the Tour de France.

5. When I have too much caffeine, I have to keep talking or I feel like I'm going to die. And it's usually nonsense. Annoying nonsense. (sorry everyone)

I am going to only tag 3 people

Tanya Wells Ferrell


Jess (jess needs to update anyway)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

pretty teeth

I FINALLY went to the dentist today. It's been years.....since I have gone. Why??? Because it's SCARY to go. And I hate my teeth. I don't know when that happened, either, but I have hated them for several years now. Never had a cavity, never had problems, they're just crooked a little, and it embarasses me. As I sat down in the chair and opened my mouth, the hygeinist said "My, you have pretty teeth." As a side note, no cavities, and I'm going again in six months.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Meet Corey

If you have never seen my husband, here he is. I married a Jedi!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Save the Drama Fo' Yo' Mama (*new monthly feature)

Has anyone ever read Reader's Digest article "Drama in Real Life"? This is a monthly article where the main character nearly dies in some dramatic fashion, but lives to write a sensational story. At my household, dramatic things happen on a daily basis, so each month I will pick the MOST dramatic story to share with my faithful readers. And you don't even have to buy a subscription!!

The other night, I was sound asleep in the middle of a very scary dream. In this dream I kept hearing "tappy tappy tappy" at the window. My friends who were there knew I was getting scared, so they all started tapping on the table to disguise the noise. I went to the window, and the scary tapper had written "I'm going to kill you" on the glass. Corey then woke me up because Mia was sitting on him gagging. She vomitted, ran in to the kitchen, and left me to change the sheets.

Corey then told me about his dream. (Something about Eisenhower and how many moles he has on his backside?????) When I got up again, I found that naughty hairball that had been agitating Mia. I started to gag, Corey gagged, then I got sick. Yep...I lived to tell about it.