Wednesday, October 29

The Good Life

I had to wake up at 7:30 this morning. Far too early for anyone to wake up, ever, but that's a different story.

When I did wake up, 5 minutes before my alarm went off, it was to a kitty sleeping on my bum and a husband snuggled up close slowly rubbing my back.

I'm pretty sure life doesn't get any better than that.

Except for the fact that it was 7:25 AM. Ick.

Saturday, October 18

Secrets that aren't secrets

I worked a 16 hour shift yesterday. I got home at 6:30 AM. I slept (off and on, there's only so much you can do with an east-facing window) until about 1 PM.

I should be sleeping. Or if not sleeping, working on homework, since I have 2 papers due tuesday and a midterm and a research paper i have to catch up on eventually and 100 more NCLEX practice questions I'm supposed to do by tuesday as well....

Instead, I'm reading new comments on Kristina's blog, and.... another blog. And waiting for my internet tv show to load. And I think I may or may not go download mods for the new WoW patch.

Yeah. I'm pretty much screwedawesome.

Friday, October 17

Being Political

I have been far too political this election season. I think it's partly overcompensation for 22 years of not caring, and 4 years of not voting. But whatever it is, I've been conversing with politically minded friends, having lively "conversations," and watching debates and sometimes news about the candidates and their platforms.

Today, I saw these links from one of those political friends. It is FABULOUS. Never once is "95% of Americans" mentioned, or heroism as a POW. It's just funny. Both candidates spend 15 minutes poking fun at themselves and each other. A real breath of fresh air at this time. Watch it, and giggle:

McCain, Part 1:

McCain, Part 2:

Obama, Part 1:

Obama, Part 2:

The "Squee" Factor

Or, Little Things in Life That Make Me Disproportionately Giddy

("Squee" being the sound you make when you're excited. Obviously.)

  • Clocking out of a shift and knowing that I don't have to be back for several days
  • Clocking out of a noc shift and knowing I have nothing to do all day but go home and sleep my butt off
  • Hearing my favorite song on the radio
  • Peeing after REALLY having to go and having to hold it for a REALLY long time (seriously, it's euphoric)
  • Arranging my uber-fluffy down comforter and millions of pillows to get into bed
  • Diet Squirt. Or any soda in a big tall fountain cup with lots of ice. Except diet coke. I'm so done with diet coke.
  • Clocking out before the CNAs. (That NEVER happens. Except it did this morning. That was the fastest report in the history of ever, and it made me happy deep inside.)

Monday, October 6

Post Script

Because I love good writing, and perpetuating ideas I wholeheartedly agree with...

Sunstone article, "When Virgins Collide"

the fun stuff

I am shocked and appalled at myself. Not updating for almost a month? For shame. And it was a fun two weeks, too! I could have sworn I'd already shared my Colorado trip, but I guess I've been putting it off because I have no pictures. So this feels like a lame update. But still, it's better than whining about my school drama (don't worry, I'll do that later), so I'll just keep it short.

Last weekend I was planning a trip. Because I wanted to. I had the days off work... Brit has consistent 3-day weekends... I only have class on Tuesday... why the heck not? Originally we were going to go to California, but about the middle of the week I started really not liking that idea. So we went the other way instead.

Late thursday night we showed up at my in-laws house in Colorado. My brother- and sis-in-law knew we were coming, but the parents had no idea. Cynthia had already gone to bed, so we said hi to Gary and retired. Friday morning we appear in our pajamas as Cynthia is getting the kids' breakfast, all "Hi what's for breakfast?", and she predictably flipped out. I do wish I had a camera for that expression. There was hugging and crying and "What are you doing here?!" It made me very warm and fuzzy inside. I love surprises!

We spent the weekend just hanging out a lot. We went to the zoo on Friday with Cynthia, Cassie, and the kids. The zoo is always much more fun with little ones. Saturday we bought fabric for making scrubs (for me), and went to Women's Conference. Sunday we went to church and ... didn't do much else, actually. It was a very relaxed weekend.

I LOVED seeing everyone. I love my in-laws so much. I'm glad I can at least have SOME family close enough to go visit on a moment's notice. We'll have to do that again sometime. But maybe we'll tell them next time.... Or maybe we'll show up on Emilia's doorstep, instead....