Friday, December 11, 2009

Bump in the Road

Mom has been having a lot of hip/leg/back pain lately. It had been gettting worse. She figured theyed get it sorted out on her appointment in San Francisco, but didn't think it'd be anything big. Ijust got a text message from her saying that the "pain may be caused by lesion in sacrum. Admit to csuf med today. Not emergency, but timely. Pray that we figure it out. Please." Soooo that was quite the news. I'll be posting updates as I get them on her blog.

Monday, December 7, 2009

On Umbrellas...Sort Of.

Soooo it's raining cats and dogs here. Sure it's not Forks, WA but you get the point. Anyway. As a person who works at schools I would like to know WHERE parents get the bright idea to arm their children and send them to school with umbrellas? And WHY do so many of the parents get this bright idea? Children's spacial awareness is already limited, but give them another appendage with sharp points to bump into things (or other people?) When kids go out with umbrellas, they really are armed and dangerous. THEN as soon as kids get to where they're going, the promptly get the water they "protected themselves from" all over themselves anyway trying to get the stinkin things closed. Then they leave it dripping and wet by their desks, and one of the little geniuses decides to open his/hers in the classroom, consequentially setting off a chain reaction as each of his or her friends open their umbrellas too. Then someones umbrella breaks. On the way home, one child accidentally takes another child's umbrella leaving us to deal with the tears of the child whose umbrella is missing, because the only umbrella left has a name on it.

So Puuuhlease people, just buy your children a nice waterproof coat with a hood.

Ps. Today in the post office, this darling little girl walked up to the door with a penguin umbrella. Her mom closed her own umbrella, the little girl did not. The little girl then proceeded to take up valuable space in the crowded post office with her wet umbrella. Then the mother realised the situation and took he girls umbrella saying, "I'm going to close this for you...."
but she ended her statement with the horrible questioning "ok?"
This is a big no no in the interacting with children world...ending with a question mark instead of a "." tells the child this is up for discussion, tears and disagreement will get you the umbrella back. Which the little girl seemed to know. She disagreed and cried and to pacify the girl the mom gave the umbrella back. To be honest I would have preferred standing in a line with a mom I knew stood by her word and was teaching her daughter courtesy even if it meant her daughter cried (Plus, then i wouldn't have gotten so wet.)

Okay, I'm climbing off my soap box. Next time I'll take on rolling back packs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Girl Goes to Hardware Store

On an early morning trip to the hardware store I had some thoughts. I'm sharing them with you. That is all.

1.) I think the word is out that Lowe's is getting the women's choice award. 99.9% of the shoppers I saw there were women. And all the help stations were "manned" haha get it? The nice thing is I still recognized most of the people at the help stations from when I was working there in 2005. I think they know how to retain employees.

2.) A girl wandering in the hardware store in moccasin slippers, jeans, and a hoodie lined with fuzzyness must scream USELESS! When I asked WHERE the brackets were for the fence I'm building the guy didn't just show me WHERE they were he, found what I needed and then proceeded to count them out for me too. (I offered to count, but he didn't seem to trust my skills.) He also told me to tell the guys building the fence to put the bracket on the posts first...I didn't waste my breath telling him that in fact I was building the fence.

3.) I like going to the hardware store with Luke. When we go together I get the luxury of maintaining high lumber standards (I get to reject the ones I don't like) without having to do all the lifting and moving and lugging. Luke just makes it look effortless, which is why I was quick to reject the 4th guy who thought I looked useless and was offering to help me pick wood. I kicked my self later as I was super awkward. I did manage to get the better wood though.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Moon-My Very Own Wolf

I am quite the lucky girl in that I was at least able to con Luke into reading the Twilight series. (Well he listened to the audio books, but same difference right?) Because I am so lucky to have him interested, I did not want to discourage from enjoying the saga by going to see the movie before him. (He was driving with his brother Mark down to Grand Junction for Thanksgiving.) Part of my extreme excitement for this movie stems from the fact that I think Luke could fit in rather well with the Wolf Pack. That or the Wolf Pack was channeling him for their characters? While I don't have any pictures of Luke like that, I have this comparison:
It was hard to find a picture of Luke where he WASN'T smiling!He's soooo attractive! Yep, that's right, I get to marry my very own wolf! He's always warm, runs around in shorts when it's freezing out, has the reputation of going shirtless(my old roommates didn't hang out on his floor freshman year for nothing!) Swoon.
Oh yah, the movie was good too. The acting was REALLY cheesy at of the time. But I think that's really why I like the book. Its sooo not real, but fun to pretend? The girls behind us who giggled every time Jacob showed up were mildly annoying, but can I blame em? I had my own sitting right next to me.
The movie made me want Stephenie Meyer to write more about what happens with the Volturi.
This movie made me like the guy who plays Edward less...but then I found out that he's Cedric then I was a little more patient and hope he gets better in the next two movies. The next movie is supposed to come out this summer! Cant wait! Luke and I will be married by then so we'll be able to go see it together! Woot!