Wednesday, March 26, 2008

20+ questions

OK OK...I'm playing Lydia's question game. For those of you with no interest in what I was doing 10 years ago, here's a picture of me visiting the Nauset Light on Cape Cod. On to the questions:

Five things about me:

What I was doing 10 years ago (1998):
1. Senior in High School
2. Wrecking the Buick
3. Theater
4. Planning to go to Meredith in the fall
5. Trying to not read "A Tale of Two Cities"

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Pick up the Escape (the door handle is fixed!)
2. Go to work
3. Go to the grocery store
4. Go to the Truth Project
5. Take a shower and head to bed

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Chocolate
2. Pita Chips
3. Oreos (with milk, of course)
4. Cashews
5. Chipotle Limon Pringles (but I can't find them any more)

Five of my bad habits:
1. bite nails
2. leaving shoes by the door
3. not putting clean laundry away
4. letting the mail pile up
5. yelling out Jeopardy answers

Five places I've lived:
1. 6600
2. apartment in Raleigh
3. 6601
4. 7829
5. I only have 4 places...

Five jobs I've had:
1. Retail
2. Costumer
3. Staffing Partner
4. Office Manager
5. Individual Product Coordinator

Wow. That was fun. OK...I'm ready to go back to Alla & Steve's house now...


Sunday, March 23, 2008

easter sunday

Emptied of His glory, God became a man,
To walk on earth in ridicule and shame.
A Ruler, yet a Servant; a Shepherd, yet a Lamb;
A Man of Sorrows, agony, and pain.
Humbled and re-jected, beaten, and de-spised;
Up-on the cross the Son of God was slain.
Just like a lamb to slaughter, a sinless sacri-fice;
But, by His death His loss became our gain.
Satan's forces crumbled like a mighty wall;
The stone that held Him in was rolled a-side.
The Prince of life in glory was lifted over all;
Now earth and heaven echo with the cry.

He is Lord, He is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and He is Lord!

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

back from the beach

So this will have to be a mostly text post for right now. All of my pictures are on my camera...and I don't have a way to get them off here at work. So I'll steal a picture from Lydia for now and post my pictures when I get home tonight. If I have time.

We had a GREAT time at Ocean Isle! We ate a lot of good food and good talks, shopped, played games and watched movies, and even managed to sit on the beach for a little while. My vanity won out and I wore a tank top and shorts to the beach. IT WAS COLD. I lasted about 30 minutes before I had to go in and find some hot chocolate. I got a tiny bit of sun though. It was just enough to make me want to go to the tanning bed before I break out the summer clothes.

Shirley has a new appreciation for Nutella. Attention Casey cousins: we also taught her how to play Skip-bo!

I also purchased some Wolfpack nonsense. I found the cutest candy dish! Hannah thinks it's the tackiest thing she's ever seen. I have it out, but it's where two kitties can't knock it over. I hope.

So that's about it. I can confidently say that a wonderful time was had by all. Let's do it again soon!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

time to go

Ocean Isle here we come! I'm leaving this office in 27 minutes. If I remember to bring my camera, I'll have an action-packed update for you on Monday. Maybe since State is out of the tournament already, I can find some half-price Wolfpack nonsense at Calabash. Maybe...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

spring forward

It's Monday again. I may have been a few minutes late for work this morning. My boss laughed at me. I hate when the time changes. Well...I kind of enjoy falling back in the fall. It's the springing forward in the spring that isn't so fun. I always feel like it takes me a while to get used to it.

In other news, I'm really excited about going to Ocean Isle this weekend. The anticipation is making it entirely too difficult to focus on work...


Saturday, March 01, 2008

history repeats

February 28, 1986:

Shirley's side of the family comes to visit for Carroll's birthday. That night, sparks from the wood stove catch the chimney on fire. Everyone is awakened and we wait for the firemen to arrive and put out the fire. Other than the chimney having to be rebuilt, the house is fine. Carroll's party the next day is decidedly subdued due to the sleepless night and emotional exhaustion.

February 29, 2008:

While practicing the piano, Shirley notices black smoke in the front yard. She runs out of the house to find the inside of the chimney on fire. Fred and John call the fire department and ask them to just send one truck to make sure everything is OK, and to please not turn on the sirens as to not alarm the neighbors. The following shows up, leaving Hannah appalled at the way her tax dollars are being spent:

And here I thought I was getting handsome firemen for my birthday...

Post Script:

The house is fine. The chimney is fine. We learned that it just needs to be cleaned out EVERY year, as opposed to every 2 -3 years. I guess I just can't have a birthday without the chimney burning down...