Sunday, June 27, 2010
This week should be an awesome week. :) I work Monday and Tuesday, and after work on Tuesday I'm hoping to head home for a couple days. It's been May since I've been home to see my whole family... how sad is that?! I've already decided that we need to spend the afternoons at the pool.... hopefully everyone else will want to too. :) I don't get off 'til late on Tuesday, so I'm really hoping I'll be wide awake for the trip home. :) I miss spending time with my family, so I'm very excited. :-) It'll be the last time I see Naters for awhile since he'll be leaving for CofO and who knows when he'll make it home... My little brother is growing up and going to college before me. Actually, that doesn't bother me at all. :) It'll be sad when I come home though and he's not there. :'( He always plays the piano for me so I can hear all the new and cool songs he's learning. And of course, it's fun to be the annoying older sister that he doesn't really like. :) I'm only like that though when he needs it. ;-) I'll miss you, Naters!! You're one of my favorite brothers ever! <3
Oh, and some other very exciting news.... I get to go on vacation! =) I'm so excited! One of the girls from church has asked me to go with her to New Jersey when she visits her aunt. :) I'll finally get to go to the beach! We're leaving in August and will be gone a week. I requested off for that week so hopefully all that works out... So, that is my latest exciting news. :-)
Those of you following my blog, probably remember me talking about the half marathon that I was planning on doing in October. Well, I've had to back out of it due to some heart issues. Seriously, it seems like with my body it's one thing after another. I think the leg pain is finally solved. The last two times I've ran the pain was gone which was totally awesome. So, hopefully we can get some answers to why my heart dislikes me, and hopefully we can find a doctor that actually cares. I really don't understand these doctors that go to school for 8 years and yet seem to know absolutely nothing. They do the basics, everything comes back normal, they tell you that they will see you next appointment, and that is their way of helping you. Apparently, if you have a problem it doesn't matter to the doctor... either that or they have absolutely no idea what's wrong with you and so don't do anything. Mind you, I don't think all doctors are like this... it just seems like the majority are.
Well, that's all for now... maybe I'll post up some pictures later today. :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
This last weekend, we had our wonderful friends, the Noah's, down for a couple days and had a blast with them! :) They came Friday afternoon and we had pizza, played hero band (I think that's what it's called), walked downtown, ate lots of candy and brownies, and stayed up very late. :) Saturday we got up, went to Rock Bridge Park and hiked down to the devil's icebox (it's a cave, for those of you who didn't know). We went at the perfect time and actually got a tour to the back of the cave... it was very dark, the water was cold, but the AC worked like awesome down there! ;-) It was terrible to come back out into the heat and humidity.This was taken right after we came out of the cave... and yes, I am the shortest in the group... and also the oldest. Strange how the always seems to be the case. :)
Stopping for a picture in front of the big green rock.
This wasn't the cave we went in, but it's still cool looking. And I absolutely love it in black and white! :)
Down the stairs to the entrance of the cave. We didn't end up getting any pictures of the entrance or while we were in the cave, which is sad, but I guess when we start to forget what it looked like we'll just have to go back. ;-)
Of course, they had to leave Sunday afternoon and so I was left with a quiet house... well, besides the dog, who breathes so loud it's simply amazing. Well, maybe all dogs breathe that loud and I'm just not around very many to notice. :) Here's a few of the pictures we took after church...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Well, my little followers... what did you think of that? Quite the little story, right? I'm inclined to believe that the first part of the story was someone playing a joke on J and he just never found out who. The second part is that, Ouija boards are wicked and are something we should not base anything off of. Check out this interesting site I found: http://www.allabouttheoccult.org/ouija-board.htm. Seems like a good explanation to me of a Ouija board. Anyway, let me know what you all think of it. Could be interesting to see what everyone else thinks of it. :)
For those wondering, we didn't spend the entire evening talking about ghosts. We did watch a couple episodes of Mythbusters. And if you haven't seen it, it's pretty awesome. Did you know, that if two cars (traveling about 60 mph), towards each other, and a guy in one car threw a styrofoam cup filled with a slushy, that it could crack the windshield enough (of the opposite car) that the driver would end up crashing? Isn't that insane! I guess I'm stupid cause I would've guessed that one as busted. :)
Oh well... I think I should take my stupid brain to bed so it can rest and maybe be more intelligent in the morning. Strange how it never seems to be though.... ;-)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I crossed the finish line: tired, hot, sick, hurting, but glad I had stuck with it. :) Our race started at 7 and it was already so warm that we were sweating on mile one. And if that wasn't bad enough, the hills were little devils! The first half seemed like you were going up-hill the entire time and than the second half was a little bit better....except you had a killer hill at mile 12. Very steep, but not as long. Anyway, it was about the worst run I had ever done. I'm not sure if it was because I didn't have as much energy to start with, or because of the heat; whatever it was, I felt like dying around mile 11. I didn't have as much trouble with my legs while running, but my back was really bothering me once I crossed the finish line. I think all of us were feeling rather sick to our stomachs after we finished because of not being able to stay hydrated in the heat. I'm sure it was hilarious to watch us walk back to our room, we were so stiff and sore that we felt like we were 80 years old. :) I know I looked like a decrepit old lady trying to hobble up the stairs. ;-)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Oh dear... I'm getting nervous about Saturday! Not a good thing. I'm also excited, so it's kind of a mixture. Too bad it wasn't going to be about 50 or 60's in the morning... that would make me feel a little better.. Just a little though. :) It's been over a month since I've done my long run and then the hills may be killers. I was supposed to run 14 miles a couple weeks ago, but didn't because of my legs. Scary! My runs this week have been pretty good and I've not had bad pain like the last couple weeks. I just really want to finish. I think that my competitiveness will come out and I'll finish unless something terrible happens. I want to cross that finish line! =)
I just realized that it's been over a week since I last posted... I know that's terrible. I'll try to get pictures up this next week or so. For those wondering, I did have a blast with Kayla. :) We shopped, went to dinner, took walks, and enjoyed ourselves. I took her home on Monday where we enjoyed an awesome dinner of hamburgers and homemade ice cream. :) I think I made myself sick on the ice cream. It's soo good and than you eat too much! Terrible, but I loved it at the time. :-) I was able to stay till Wednesday morning and than had to leave to be at work a little before 9. It was nice to be home though and I got to see Hannah and the girls as they came down for the day on Tuesday. I love those little girls! They get cuter every time I see them! I can't wait to see them again tomorrow. :)
I'm almost finished with my 16 hour shift. We have ran a total of 11 calls in the last 13 hours. It was crazy for awhile and now it seems to have settled down some... not sure how long it'll last though. We had a cardiac arrest (he didn't make it), a bunch of routine transports, a childbirth (we were able to make it to the hospital in time though :-) ), a couple breathing problems, dry runs, and our last one was a 5 day old baby girl. Who was adorable. So, our day hasn't been a very lazy one, because in the times that we weren't running calls we were trying to catch up on our reports. And it was rather rotten when the network decided to crash this afternoon and we were unable to do anything. Thankfully, it was up and running when we got back from a call. You really never know what your day will be like when you work on an ambulance. :) Sometimes there's never a dull moment. :) Especially, when you have a good crew working. Right now, most of them are watching something on tv and getting a big kick out of it when I'm pretty sure it's not even that funny. :) I haven't really been paying attention though, so maybe it is.
Well, I have an hour left before shift change, so I'll wish you all goodnight. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! =)