Friday, June 24, 2011


So, as I'm sure you can tell by lack of postings.......I am pretty sick of this blog. And yet I don't want to delete it, because sometimes I enjoy rereading things from the past. But this blog also describes a life that I'm not quite living anymore. ;)

That being said, I am going to try to keep up a family blog. Funny to say that. A couple years ago, I didn't even dream of having a family........well, you know, kids and stuff. And now #2 will be here in a few weeks. I will try to be better at posting, if only for the sake of memories. I need to remember everything!!

Anyways, visit me here -- Or you can just click on my profile and find my new blog (called boy+girl=girl+boy).

I am getting it going!! If nothing else, there will probably be cute pics of my kids. KIDS!!! That's right, I still can't get over the plural thing. :) :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So I was admitted to the hospital. I was a little scared, mostly because my house was a mess, and I didn't really want to come home to that after having a baby. :) :)

The nurse said, well, your water is definitely broken and you're having mild contractions. I was feeling nothing. Hurray. She said get a good night's sleep cuz you'll need it and we'll see if your body goes into labor on its own.

Well, funny didn't. Of course. The doctor said I should walk around the hospital all morning to try to get things started. I did -- nothing happened, except I ran into everyone I knew and everyone screamed because I was finally having a baby. :) :) It's fun having your baby at the hospital you work at. By the afternoon, nothing was happening, and the doctor wanted to start the evil drip. Which meant I would no longer be free to run around. I had to be poked numerous times for an IV and then they strapped me to a monitor, which meant I couldn't get out of bed unless I asked permission. Frustrating!!

The inducing stuff started, little by little they turned it up. All was going well (I thought). Contractions were gradually starting to come. I guess also when you are being induced, you have to be watched by a nurse 24/7, so I had a very chatty person at my bedside. Fun fun. After 3-4 hours of being on the drip, suddenly my nurse starts going ballistic as she stared at the monitor screens. She pushed me onto my side, shoved an oxygen mask on my face, and started yelling for help. Unbeknownst to me, little unborn baby's heart rate had dipped dangerously low for a couple seconds. Or at least this is what she presumed (although it could have been my heart rate). Because of this, the drip was stopped. Temporarily. To be started again in a few hours.

Yay. I lay in bed (still strapped to the dumb monitor), watching my contractions slowly go away. Night shift nurses arrive and they decided to restart the drip around 8pm. The contractions start again -- fast!! And coming much harder. I squeezed Jamie's hand ridiculously hard during them. The nurses started talking about when I might want to get an epidural (if I wanted one). They were saying crazy things like, well, you don't want to wait too long or we'll have to call in an anesthesiologist and he won't like being woken up. I was thinking to myself -- I'll ask for it whenever I want it, this is why doctors are on call!! The nurse tells me to try to sleep between contractions. Ha ha. They were about every two minutes and lasting 30-45 seconds. The night nurses leave to let me get some sleep (again haha). They tell me to watch the monitor to see if the baby's heart rate dips again. I was thinking to myself -- ummm isn't that your job?? And how am I supposed to sleep if I'm watching the monitor?? I kept these thoughts to myself.

Sometime later that night (who knows what time), I watched the monitor as the heart rate seemed to be dipping again. I called the nurses who watched a bit and immediately became concerned. They did the whole freaking out and pushing me onto my side thing -- while I yelled at them that I did NOT want to be on my side because I was having a contraction and that was the worst position to be in!!! Jamie was sitting there watching, I think. I really have no recollection of him doing anything else at that time. :) :)

The doctor is called and they decide to stop the drip again for the night. And restart it in the morning. I wonder how many times we can do this. The doctor comes in to see me and checks my progress. I am at 2cm. Disappointing. She inserts an internal monitor to the baby's head so they can make sure that they're actually getting her accurate heart rate and not traces of mine. That was REAL comfortable. Yet another cord. The funnest thing was that every time I had a contraction, the baby would push down hard on my bladder and I would have that uncontrollable urge to pee. Like the painful urge. So I asked the nurse if I could get up. She reluctantly disconnected all my wires and let me walk to the bathroom. After I was settled back in bed, I needed to get up again ten minutes later. I asked again. She seemed annoyed. After that, I didn't want to ask anymore. So I resisted the urge and was in way more intense amounts of pain. Jamie was mad at this point (at them) and told me to call them whenever and they were supposed to help me seeing as that was their job and all.

Through the night, the contractions tapered off again (no drip), although the doctor hoped my body would continue without the medication. No such luck. It was decided the drip would be restarted at 7am, I believe. I told Jamie I didn't know if I could do this stopping and starting thing anymore. Since nothing had happened before, he decided to leave and go get breakfast. The drip was started and within 5 minutes, the baby's heart rate was again dangerously low. It was stopped altogether, and the doctor looked at me and said, I'm sorry but you're having a C-section.


Then she said words like, NOW -- going to the OR to squeeze you in before the morning's surgeries start -- I'm sorry -- are you ok with this? -- let's go. And all I could think was hurray, at least the baby will be here sometime soon!! And my other thought was.....Jamie's not here. :( :(

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the arrival of Delaney Hope, part 1

The last time I blogged, our family was waiting impatiently for the arrival of our baby girl. Obviously, since then, she has arrived, and I want to write down bits and pieces of her birth story so I don't forget. It seems to me that I could never forget any detail of everything that happened, but I am human after all. It was a crazy and overwhelming experience, and, without a doubt, one of the very best days of my whole life. :) :)

I had two due dates -- July 21 and July 23. I chose to stick with the earlier one, because, well, it was earlier. :) :) I remember going to the hardware store with Jamie on July 21 to pick up some garden stuff. The cashier looked at me sympathetically and asked when I was due. It was so fun to say "TODAY!!" Haha, she looked at me like 'get out of this store before you have that baby on the floor!!' Anyways, Jamie had to go to work at 4pm, so I decided to take a drive to pick up a dehumidifier that we desperately needed. It just so happens they were on sale for a great price at Canadian Tire, but the closest store that had one in stock was about an hour away. Jamie agreed that I should go get it. I was thinking to myself, I'm pretty sure that store is by a Burger King -- perhaps I can get a Whopper Jr for dinner. :) :) Hehe, pregnant ladies have one-track minds.

I couldn't find anyone in the store to help me lift the dehumidifier, so I decided to do it on my own. Why no one stopped to help a 9-months-pregnant-lady lift a very heavy and unwieldy box is beyond me. But so it was. I bought it and was on my way -- put it in the car by myself and everything. :) :) I decided to pass up Burger King and headed to the bookstore instead. I figured I would read and sip a cold Starbucks. It was hot!! Now, look at the title of my blog -- I normally LOVE Starbucks. But earlier this year, they decided to change the way they make their frappuccinos (to total grossness), and I could never figure out how to tell them to make it so I would love it again. So I basically went my whole pregnancy without a frappuccino!!! Insane, I know. But that night, I decided I NEEDED one and asked the girl to make me one that tasted like the old kind. She looked at my gigantic pregnant belly and said "yes ma'am!!"

I sat and read for a bit and then headed home. Jamie was working til 2am, so I thought maybe I'd stay up and watch TV until he got home. I turned on Gilmore Girls (fave show ever!!) and chilled. Just after midnight, I hoisted my gargantuan self off the sofa and headed for the bathroom. Only (yes, TMI, I know!!) I didn't quite make it. Or so I thought. I figured my bladder had had enough of this belly stretching and had let loose. Then I thought -- ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Maybe that's my water breaking!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!

***insert major freakout moment***

Like a good expectant mama, I googled it and figured out it probably was my water breaking. I called the hospital, and they said the only way to know for sure was to come in. I said can I please wait until 2am when my husband gets home from work?? :) :) Then I called Jamie and freaked HIM out. I guess we really WERE going to have a baby after all!! I spent the next hour and a half straightening up the house and running around trying to make sure I had everything. I had a slight aneurysm when I realized I had *still* neglected to pick up some nursing bras. Oh well, babies don't wait for things like that.... :) :)

Jamie came home kinda bleary-eyed and we were on our way. I was nervous, excited, and totally and completed scared out of my mind. He was just tired. Hehe. I had NO idea what the next 24-30 hours held. None at all.

To be continued.....

so I'm gonna try this blog thing again....

I know what you're thinking......yeah yeah yeah. :) :)

It's true -- I kinda stink at blogging. But now that we have a kid (!!!), maybe I should give it a better try for the sake of preserving our memories. I mean, we've already had 4 1/2 months with her and what do I have to show for it?? Well, since you asked, I have a perfectly gorgeous baby girl, thankyouverymuch. :) :) Anyways, here's to trying again!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

picture post

some of the clothes me and my mom bought for the baby in PA :) :)

our new truck

a beautiful hybrid rose in our garden

another lovely rose opening

and lastly, a 3D ultrasound pic of my baby girl :) :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

post of the month

June already?!?!? We are in the sixth month of 2010, and I have just about no idea where the time has gone. And I didn't get around to posting anything in the month of May. Surprise surprise. :) :)

Anyways, today is 33 weeks pregnant, which means just seven weeks to go. Insane and amazing and scary. I am so excited to meet our little girl, but I'm pretty sure I have no clue how to be a mommy. I guess we will learn together. It's just intimidating, b/c I know full well being a good parent is more than providing for your child and dressing her up in cute clothes. What a responsibility we will have. I guess it's finally time for me and Jamie to grow up.

Not a lot has changed. We work, we play, we live our lives. My pregnancy has been very smooth and very uncomplicated, for which we are quite thankful. I have five weeks of work left, and then off for a good long time. Not looking forward to that AT ALL!! Ha! The weather has been sunny and delightful and starting to feel like summer. Jamie bought us a new truck (which I have yet to drive), and has planted us a beautiful garden in the front. I went to visit my parents in May, and we have now been in our house for over a year. God is so good to us!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

two months later.....

Well, I seem to be pretty incapable of keeping up this blog. Maybe I am busier. Maybe I am just lazy. Of course, THAT couldn't be it......... :) :) :)

Anyways, to revisit the last topic, we found out on April 1 (of all days!) that we are having a GIRL!!!! We are absolutely thrilled!!! All along, I thought it was probably a girl, but it was nice to have some confirmation. (For all you naysayers, it was confirmed again on April 15 that it is indeed a little princess). :) :) The day of the ultrasound, I started second-guessing myself and preparing myself for the moment they might tell me it's a boy. Of course, I would have been just as thrilled, so it matters not!! My little baby's closet is starting to fill up with pink and dresses and all things girly. We are very happy indeed!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010



We have a modest little baby. He/she kept his/her legs crossed during the whole ultrasound. Even with lots of prodding. :) :)

So (for now) it remains a surprise. Not sure if we will get another one done or not, I guess it depends on what the doctor thinks. I saw the baby and the heartbeat, so that is the main thing, I guess.

But YES, I admit to being very disappointed. :( :( I wanted to run right out and buy a little pink outfit if it was a girl, or overalls or something for a boy. Now I have to be content to wait.

Monday, February 22, 2010

i guess i don't know how to blog (or capitalize)

Sooooo........yeah, it's been a while. I'm always thinking of things to write, but very rarely actually writing/typing them out. Nothing super exciting going on here anyways. :) :)

I am going on 19 weeks pregnant already!! Some days I feel it is going ever so slowly, but really!! 19 weeks!! I feel like I just got the positive test(s)**, and that was over three months ago. Tomorrow, we are going for the BIG ultrasound. I suppose the purpose of said U/S is to look at all the baby's physical anatomy and make sure everything is in working order. We know the *real* purpose of said U/S is to determine pink or blue!!! :) :) Let's hope little baby B is in a cooperative (AKA immodest) mood. Everyone seems to have an opinion one way or another, but in my heart, I feel it is a girl. We will be thrilled with either!! And are mostly agreed on names.....

I guess I had better not wish away the time too fast. I am just about halfway there, and pretty much have nothing ready for a new little human to enter our home. Well, other than have two little outfits and a bassinet-not-yet-put-together. Oh, and a pack of little diapers. :) :) I haven't even told the cats, and they probably need time to get used to the idea. ;)

I am certainly getting larger, although I don't know about packing on the poundage. As of last visit with the doctor, I hadn't gained any weight yet. The doc says everything is great, so who am I to question?? Well, I guess I am somebody, b/c I know I worry way too much. Maybe tomorrow will change that a little bit.

In other news, we went to the Toronto Symphony last week -- heard Beethoven's 5th and some other pieces and had a $5 Haagen-Dazs dark chocolate ice cream bar. We've been working a lot. We go out every now and then. We watch the Olympics a lot (like a LOT). And we even found time to paint and organize our office/craft room. It's a lovely fuchsia color, makes me happy. Jamie put his computer in there, and I have almost all my craft stuff organized. Just waiting for a few more shelves to go on sale, and it will be done. Maybe even look nice enough to post pictures. That is, if I can find that darn camera cord........grrrrrr. :) :)

Anyways, I will post the happy news if we find out tomorrow!!! :) :)

** Yes, I took THREE tests. I'm a little OCD. :) :) And I took the first one in a very lovely public Canadian Tire restroom. Good memories. :) :)

Friday, January 15, 2010


I'm thinking a lot today about......

1. My grandma. Today would have been her birthday. And she has been gone from our lives for almost eight years now. :( :( I wrote a lot about her last year on her birthday -- see here. I still miss her.

2. A girl at work I know who lost her precious little baby boy at just 20 weeks. She went for her ultrasound and learned the baby's heart had stopped beating. My heart is breaking for her. Being pregnant myself, this bit of news hit me very hard and I feel indescribably sad for her. :( :(

3. My sweet sweet little baby growing inside of me. (I couldn't have them all sad, now, could I??) I am looking forward to the day when I get to start feeling him/her moving around. I went to the doctor on Friday and was able to hear that little heart beating ridiculously fast. A good fast. Baby sounds healthy, and I think my morning sickness is going away. Yay!! I am loving my little baby!!!

4. What Not to Wear. Okay, I wasn't really thinking about that a lot today, just thought I'd mention it since I'm half-watching it now. :) :) It's about a witch?!?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

a slowwwww return :)

Well, here it is a week later, and I only posted that one little thing. Or a BIG thing, depending on how you look at it. ;)

Today was my first ultrasound at the hospital, AKA my first chance to see that there is indeed a little moving person who is quite alive inside of me!!! It was lovely, and reassured me quite a bit -- and now I have a lovely grainy picture of our beautiful baby-to-be.

Highlights of the exam included:
1. Seeing that little heart flashing on the screen
2. Watching our baby move its hands around by its face
3. Finding out that everything is indeed okay and little baby looks good for its age!! I am so thankful!!

Low points of the exam included:
1. Being made to fill up my bladder an hour before the appointment time, and then having to wait an extra half hour before it even started. My little tiny bladder is still recovering -- owww!!
2. Having a pretty crabby and condescending ultrasound technician. However, she miraculously seemed to recover from her bad mood when she found out I worked at this hospital. :) :)
3. Jamie wasn't allowed to come in until the very end. What's up with that??

Anyways, I was so so happy to see our little baby. You don't even know how emotional it made me. I have to go get some blood drawn tomorrow, and then see the doctor on Friday to see how much weight I've gained this trimester (!!!), and hopefully to hear the baby's heartbeat.

I am soooooooooo excited!!!

Our little little baby's photographic debut:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

bringing back the blog

After a busy, difficult, and very stressful summer, life has begun to smooth out once again. I am so thankful. So I'm bringing back the blog. Not that anyone reads it anymore. But I still have lots to say. And while I'm thinking of some things, you can check out my new header. ;) ;)

Friday, April 24, 2009

moving drama

So we had our final house inspection on Wednesday. And that is not the drama -- it went fine. A few minor things were noted, but everything seems to be in order. Well, except the garage door and the outside railings are not painted, but they are not going to paint them until it gets a little dryer......i.e. it's not raining or snowing every day. :-D And our driveway won't be paved until the fall at least, if not the spring. I guess the ground needs time to settle or something like that?? Anyways, it matters not -- the house is in good shape and will become officially ours on Monday!!

We had an appointment with the attorney's office this afternoon. About four hours before the appointment, the secretary decided to call us with the amount we owed them. Well, let's just say that the amount was considerably higher than we had expected. Not only that, we didn't know they expected the money today. And they expected it in the form of a certified check or bank draft. Suffice it to say, that was going to be impossible to get this afternoon. Our banks requires just a little more notice than that. So it became a bit of a freak-out moment. How do we get them the (huge sum of) money??

The lawyer's office decided that a money order would be okay too, so we decided to go that route. After contacting the bank to allow us to withdraw a considerable amount of money (more than our daily limit), I was finally able to get six money orders that totaled the amount the attorney wished to receive. SIX. They limit the amount you put on one, so I had to get six separate ones. Grrrrr. With about an hour to spare, we got the money and then met with the attorney, where we basically signed our lives away. I'm pretty sure that James and I BOTH belong to the bank now, along with our new house. :-)

All along this process of building a new house, every. single. person. we encountered assured us that we did not have to pay the normally required land transfer tax since we are first-time homebuyers and own no land or property. Well, pardon me, but that was a load of crap. We may not have our own home, but there is still a transfer tax for the homebuilder to transfer it to US. There IS a tax credit for first-time buyers, but it definitely doesn't cover the entire amount. So that was a nice little surprise for us. Plus, a few other fees were added that we weren't informed about, and that wasn't too fun to find out.

Oh well, it is done. All the money has changed hands that needs to at this point, and we are just waiting for the phone call on Monday that says everything has been approved and we can pick up our keys!! Until then, I will rush about in a mad frenzy, trying to pack everything. I'm slowly but surely getting there.

Next time I am hiring professional movers. Seriously. And I'm also going to hire somebody to talk to the attorney and mortgage brokers, so we can actually understand what they're doing. :-D

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

final house inspection TODAY

We are FIVE days from closing, so today we are going for the final inspection/walk-thru to make sure everything is A-OK. And I really hope it is. I'll try to take some pics, b/c this time the house should be beautifully cleaned, and that may be the only time ever that it will be that clean. :P

We are so excited about our new house!!! The packing-up-our-entire-life-thing, not so much. But it will be amazing to have our own place. We are so thankful for God's hand of provision in our lives.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

ah Sunday

So it's Sunday again already. Where does the time go?? I guess that means we'll be closing on our brand new house in EIGHT short days. !!! And I do mean short. There is so much to be done!! However, I AM starting to feel a little more motivated, so I suppose that's a good thing.

So what did I do this week?? Hmmmmm.....

1. Well, I got my new computer. She's pictured below. And I don't why I call it a "she." Perhaps that will change. :)

2. I worked one evening shift, and three way-too-early shifts. Yippee for days that start at 5 am. :S Oh, and I almost forgot. I worked two night shifts as did I forget that when I just got home from one an hour ago?? Losing it.....

3. I forgot to give blood at the drive on Wednesday. I don't know why, I just forgot. And now I feel kinda bad....

4. I went bowling with my friends on Thursday night. I definitely didn't do nearly as well as last time, and I also ended up falling on the floor. Just a little embarrassing. And yes, everyone laughed, and no, no one thought to make sure I was ok before doing so. Haha. Oh well, if it had been someone else, I probably would have laughed too. :P I'm sure it was really funny to watch. But now I have a lovely large bruise on my right knee.

5. I got to give a lot of shots. Yay -- I like my job!! :)

6. I bought new scrubs on Friday after work. That's always fun. I prefer to wait until they go on sale since the regular prices are NOT cheap. And I'm trying to find more girly ones instead of the unisex ones that fit, well, unisexly. I'll have to post a pic of me in my cute scrubs.

7. Jamie and I went through all our paperwork last night, and shredded what seemed like (and probably was) thousands of pages. The shredder got a mini workout. But we were able to condense three large drawers and a bunch of stuff from the coffee table into one file box that is organized AND neatly labeled. And since we were sitting on the floor up to our ears (almost quite literally) in bills and forms and certificates and letters, we ordered pizza to come straight to our door. Yippee for delivery people!!

I guess that's it. Well, the highlights anyways. I slept a few hours, cooked awesome chicken bruschetta bake, ate a few meals, did a bunch of driving, tried to pack a few boxes, etc etc etc. But who wants to hear about THAT?? :)

Now it's Sunday and time to get ready for church. I have three days of orientation for NEW JOB this week, and two night shifts. Then I have the entire weekend free to relax finish packing and hopefully not freak out!! Too much craziness at one time. !!! Soon it will be time to relax though.......I'm flying down to PA on May 13 to see my awesome parents. Oh, and Rita too. Can't leave her out........ ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Well, I officially broke it off and started a new relationship. :) My old Dell has been tucked away, never to breathe another day, and I have a new love -- my red Dell. We're still getting to know each other, but I think it's gonna be a good fit. I have high hopes anyways.....

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Or, a more appropriate title might be Happy Resurrection Day!!! I am so glad I serve a risen Saviour!! "He is not here, for HE IS RISEN, as He said."

In honour of the holiday, I thought I would post the video to this song that I love. I think I cry every time I watch this video or even hear the song. Such an amazing account of the crucifixion of Christ. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

P.S. YES, I have heard the latest news about Ray Boltz. Please don't attack me for posting this song anyways. While I find his situation sad, I don't believe what is going on in his personal life changes the message of the song.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

busy busy

So, today was a pretty busy-busy type of day. The day after Good Friday and the day before Easter -- I totally forget every year just what kind of craziness goes on on this day. Yesterday I planned on going to Michael's........not thinking it was Good Friday. I had a coupon that said it was good only on April 10. Yesterday. So it didn't even occur to me that it might not be open. So I hopped in the car and drove the 40 minutes to the nearest Michael's. It starts dawning on me after I pass empty parking lot after empty parking lot. Oh well, I thought, maybe just Michael's is open. There's a coupon after all! And Michael's was open on Thanksgiving, so Good Friday is not that much of a stretch. However, I pull up to the very empty parking lot, refusing to believe that it is closed until I see the sign for myself.


Back to busy-busy.

Because everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is closed on Good Friday here (an adjustment for this American), and a lot of stuff is closed on Easter as well, what I affectionately refer to as Easter Saturday is madness.

I first experienced the madness at the grocery store. I walked down to the local Price Chopper to pick up a few items. As soon as I walked in, I was sucked into a huge crowd of people, all mulling over what kind of apples to get, or perhaps white or whole wheat bread. I am not normally a claustrophobic person, but I started to feel a bit under attack closed in, so I ran around navigated the mess and haphazardly threw many items into my bag. Yep, I am eco-friendly, so I have my own bag. It's easy being green!! :) Anyways, I finally got in a line, and after 10 minutes of waiting, the ever-polite woman in front of me decided to inform me that it was a cash-only line. I moved to another (long) line and glared at the previous one. I finally made it through the line and exited the store $43 poorer. I guess they weren't chopping too many prices today. :)

I spent the early afternoon volunteering at a local retirement home. I try to do that when I have time; unfortunately free time has been rather scarce lately. But I know a lady who works there, and she recruited me to come in and play the piano for the residents this afternoon. It's great for me -- I love playing the piano and I don't have one here at home. So I get to practice and play all I want, and the residents of the home get to enjoy it too.

After that was done, I decided to try the long drive to Michael's again. I KNEW it was open today. And NO, I didn't learn anything from my morning experience at the grocery store. What can I say -- I'm a sucker for Michael's. The drive to and from wasn't bad, but once I hit the city, I hit major major traffic. Yippee. It took me 15 minutes to go less than a mile. :) But Michael's was good to me as always, and then I stopped in Bulk Barn to get stuff for an Easter basket for Jamie. Of course I'm not really sure what I was thinking going in a candy store the day before Easter. More madness ensued. I don't really think I look like a Bulk Barn employee, but I did get asked more than once if I knew where the marshmallow bunnies were. :)

It was good to get home. Jamie ended up working late, so I used the next hour to mix up cupcake, cookie, and muffin batter. I'm supposed to take dessert to church tomorrow, and I couldn't decide what to make. So I made three things. Or at least mixed them up. I'm in the process of baking as-I-type. :) Add that to the mock peanut brittle I made this afternoon for the retirement home, and I think you'll have to agree that I'm a regular Suzy Homemaker. Oh yes I am. ;)

Now I am winding down and finishing up the cookies. So anyone up for some carrot muffins, cream cheese cupcakes, or chocolate raspberry chip cookies, come on over!!

P.S. I got an e-mail today that says my new computer has been shipped!! I can't wait to be using a laptop again....

Friday, April 10, 2009

good GREAT Friday!!

Yes, today is Good Friday. Hmmm, I've always wondered about why it's called that. Let me Wikipedia that...... It seems to me that the day that people use as the date for the crucifixion of Jesus would not be considered a good day at all. I guess it is Catholic in nature. Me, I don't "celebrate" or really observe Good Friday in any way. I suppose this is because 1) it is a Catholic holiday, and 2) Jesus did not die on a Friday. I'm not going to get into semantics or arguments over this, but the Bible says Jesus lay in the grave for three days, and it also very clearly says that He arose from the grave on a Sunday morning. Therefore, Jesus quite obviously was not crucified on a Friday. But I digress...... Easter is the important holiday, perhaps the most important holiday we celebrate!! It is the day we remember and celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour, the One who died to give salvation to all who will receive it!!! So Easter, YES. Good Friday, not so much.

Anyways, I think it's a great Friday!!! The weather is supposed to be absolutely beautiful today and this weekend, and I don't have to go to work until Monday at 2:30pm!! So whatever shall I do with this freedom??

I think the "right" answer is to, ya know, clean up the house, do some laundry, and keep packing boxes for the big move. And maybe I will get around to some of that later today. But for now, there's a big sale at Michael's calling my name. And when Michael's calls, I come, usually running. :-)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

look what I got!!!

In honor of me becoming an RN here in Canada, I bought myself a stethoscope. A Littmann stethoscope, which are pretty much the best around. And in celebration of all things girly, I got myself a pretty pretty pink one. The nurse will see you now........ :) :) :)

P.S. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I got that other job today!!!!