Tuesday, July 26, 2005

It's Official

We are now completely moved into the San Clemente house... It's all very surreal. I feel like we are just renting this house for the summer or something. It just hasn't sunk in that we no longer live in Riverside. It's weird down here... And now what's going to happen is that I'll just get used to living here and then I'll be leaving for Charleston... What an odd life I lead.

Speaking of Charleston, I leave September 7-- in case anyone is wondering. :) It's coming up real quick. Yikes.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


The countdown will begin Saturday afternoon, with liftoff scheduled for 10:39 a.m. Tuesday.
Discovery's mission would be the first space shuttle flight since its sister ship, Columbia, disintegrated over Texas on February 1, 2003, killing all seven astronauts on board.
Discovery's seven-person crew is led by retired Air Force Col. Eileen Collins, NASA's first female shuttle commander. Over the course of the planned 12-day mission, the crew will test a battery of new tools and techniques NASA engineers developed in the aftermath of Columbia to inspect the spacecraft's heat-resistant exterior tiles for any damage that might have occurred during liftoff.

I hope that everything works out safely this time! ... When I was at KSC in June, they were all really looking forward to the launch. We drove on the road that goes behind Discovery in this picture. It was the coolest. :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Bored out of my Mind!

Who knew that being on bedrest could be so freaking boring. I'll admit that I've cheated and left the house a couple of times... mainly because we have no food here and we were out of food for Kaelynn (the dog).
I'm hoping that my leg heals quickly because the rest of my body isn't really diggin' the whole crutches thing. PLUS, I have a limited supply of movies because they are all packed in boxes down at our new house. This is just a crappy situation I'm in, that's for sure!
If anybody has any great ideas for things to do... please, let me know! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Trip to the ER

Well, I'm not going to sugar coat it... I fell down the stairs and hurt myself! I was trying to move some boxes (yup-- still in that stage of moving) and I missed the last step, landed on my weak ankle and it didn't hold up. I was on the floor and I couldn't get up.

Yikes. The day before I almost kill myself by dehydration, what is going on here.

Actually, if I had fallen about an inch to the left, the damage could have been much more serious. Like, I really could be dead from a head injury.

Luckily, I just tore some ligaments in my left ankle. I had to go to the ER and make sure that there was not any fractures... yeah! there isn't! :)

The good thing about it all is that it gave me some time to read Harry Potter! BTW-- the cute ER doctor saw it in my purse as I was hobbling out and asked if it was HP. To which I replied "Of Course!" And he then informed me that he was 50 pages in and it was all he could think about, and he couldn't wait to get home and read it.

Of course my next question was, "Are you single?"


Monday, July 18, 2005

Broken AC

Top 5 Things to Do When You're Driving Through the Desert with no Air Conditioner:

5. Count bushes
4. Wave at the people with AC while making weird faces
3. Sing at the top of your lungs
2. Count the beads of sweat on your legs

and the number 1 thing to do:

FYI-- yes, my car started to overheat on my way back to Riverside from Havasu... I drove through the desert with no air. I am in recovery as I type this... don't let it happen to you!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Yeah for Road Trips!

I'm off to Lake Havasu for the weekend to meet up with Cassi and Sean. How fun is that? :) I'm probably going to melt in the 124 degree weather, but I'm sure we will have tons of fun. Hopefully we will meet up with Kevin and his homies in Laughlin. Happy Belated Birthday Hobbit!

In other news:
For those of you who remember when I started this blog, skip ahead...
It's incredible that last October I started this blog while my parents were in Gulf Breeze helping my grandparents with their destroyed house (courtesy of Hurricane Ivan).
...This past weekend, Hurricane Dennis struck in pretty much the same spot as Ivan. My grandparents had just recently finished completely rebuilding their house. When the hurricane warnings came, they left for Indiana to be with my Uncle Si. Fortunately, Dennis did not cause near as much damage. There was minimal damage to the inside of their house and only two parts of the house (garage and sunroom) were affected with water. Praise God! My aunt and uncle who live down the street also had damage to their house, but they were in the house when Dennis hit, and they held their glass screen doors in place to keep the water and wind out of their house. Brave people.
So far, it doesn't look as if Emily is heading their way... I'm keeping my fingers crossed. That area is still trying to put itself back together after Ivan.

Happy 50th Birthday Disneyland. I wish I could be there to celebrate!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Junior Highers

Ok... so, apparently Friday nights is the night for Junior Highers to be dropped off by their parents at the movies. I thought it was just a Riverside thing, but no-- it goes on in Corona too.
This past Friday, Kev (The Hobbit), Saundra (the cuz) and I went to see Batman Begins. It was ridiculous. They were walking in and out of the theatre, talking, letting friends in through the emergency exit. It was the 10 o'clock showing-- isn't that past their bedtime?
THEN, last night, Saundra and I were at Ralphs around 10:30 and there was a group of boys on bikes right outside. As we are walking back to the car, they hit on us...Really? Oh yes, please can I be with you little junior higher-- can I sit on your bike handle?

Yeah for junior highers. God Bless their parents, teachers and everyone else who works with them! :)

Sunday, July 03, 2005

The Greatness of God

You are matchless, O Lord.
So our praise of You must rise above our humanity.
Magnificent is Your power.
Your wisdom has no limits.
And we lowly creatures aspire to praise You. What is a human being, but a particle of Your creation? Each human carries within the mark of coming death. That mortality bears witness to human sinfulness. It declares to all that You rebuff the proud.
Yet despite our lowness, human beings aspire to praise You, though we be but a particle of Your creation. You awake in us a delight at praising You. You made us for Yourself, and our heart is restless until it finds its place of rest in You.

From The Confessions of St. Augustine

Friday, July 01, 2005

I can't believe this guy!

Honestly, I truly wonder what he is thinking when he says these things:

''Before I was a Scientologist, I never agreed with psychiatry,'' Cruise said. ''And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn't believe in psychology ... And I know that psychiatry is a pseudo science.'' Disputing the effectiveness of antidepressants generally, Cruise said, ''all it does is mask the problem.'' He added, ''There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.''

Really, Mr. Cruise? I think someone could benefit from a visit to a psychologist!

I'm glad someone is saying something back:

Actress Brooke Shields on Friday fired back at Tom Cruise after the actor criticized her for having revealed she had taken an antidepressant to cope with post-natal depression.
Shields called Cruise's comments ''a disservice to mothers everywhere'' in an opinion column for The New York Times. ''To suggest that I was wrong to take drugs to deal with my depression, and that instead I should have taken vitamins and exercised shows an utter lack of understanding about postpartum depression and childbirth in general,'' the actress wrote.
''If any good can come of Mr. Cruise's ridiculous rant, let's hope that it gives much-needed attention to a serious disease.''

I seriously hope his new movie flops.