Cabin fever

I'm feeling like I've been couped up for years. I went back to work yesterday... and it kicked my butt. I'm hoping my energy comes back by Monday. Today has been so blah. I can't muster up the energy or motivation to do anything. Maybe it's my antibiotic?

I was going to visit Emily and Jerry in Kansas City tomorrow and then I found out it's close to a 6 hour drive... and I don't have the time or the funds for that. Man, that would have been fun though. I miss them!!

I almost feel depressed. I just need some warm weather. I just want to sit outside and read a book or play with the dogs... but it's still too white and cold out there. I vacuumed the glass out of my car today and my fingers about froze off....even though I had heavy duty Dad-approved gloves on. I'm working on getting a new windshield.... so maybe I can take Shnitzle for a spin again.

Right now I wish I could....

visit a bunch of people i miss
just lay in the sun
go for a run
play tennis
go to a concert

Chris is coming at the end of March :)

Well...I'm off to fill out the FAFSA... this procrastinating thing is still in full swing.

How many days til Spring?? www.snowsucks.com

Death Cab is going to be in Omaha... oh man that would be awesome.


Oh dee doh dee

I got it. Influenza A. Aaaand I'm hoping I haven't shared it with anyone. So if you've seen me in the last 5ish days... and find yourself coughing... go to the doctor and get tested for Influenza A right away! Not a big deal... they just shove a cotton swab up your nose... and take it to the lab and you get the test results in a few minutes. If you catch it in the first 48 hours... you can get meds to kill it, otherwise you have to let it run its course.

Can you tell I've been sick... nothing else to report besides ailments.

Oh except, Lindsey got accepted into Boise State :) That's pretty darn exciting! She's a Bronco in the making! Yay for blue turf!

Aaaand I'm waiting for my letter :\

Since I've been bedridden I've been reading this book called Things We Couldn't Say. It's all about the Dutch resistance to the Germans in WWII. If you have any slight interest in war stories or human rights issues... you would love the book. I'm only a 1/4 of the way through and I'm thinking of selling my German car.... ok not really but I'm going to look at Shnitzle a little differently ;)

This is really no place for joking.... just go read the book.

I am so excited about baseball .... opening day is 39 days away! Spring is the best time of the year, there aint no doubt about it.

I think I might sign up to be on a softball team for the summer... I'm pretty sure there's a co-ed slowpitch league in town... I'm not 100% that I will do it... since I'll be all by my lonesome. But I miss softball so much!!

I can't wait to get back to work...I've missed 3 days and I really miss those munchkins!!


shnitzle got stoned.

Yesterday may have well been a Fri. the 13th. I was on my way to work and as I was passing the Ethanol plant near Hudson a semi picked up a rock and hucked it at my windshield. UGH! So now there is a baseball size gash as well as many shapes and sizes of glass shards in my car. WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS! I've had this car for around 4 months.... and it's been in the ditch, in the shop, and now it's been stoned. sigh. Shnitzle is nothing but trouble these days.

Speaking of trouble.... I was around the most rotten kids yesterday. ROTTEN. There is no better way to describe them.

I kept thinking... it's a good thing that these kids already have a special place in my heart... otherwise.... I would run away. And they're cute... so that always helps.

... They were also pretty funny yesterday... it all worked out.


The crazy cat lady

Everybody knows a single (and not so ready to mingle) female (usually unattractive) that has a more than obvious attachment to cats; formally known as the Crazy Cat Lady.

Well... my little sister happens to be the Crazy Cat Lady in my life. Aren't I lucky?? Almost any conversation we have can turn toward the topic of "her kitties". Today Lindsey and I were in a fabric store... she goes up to this box full of pillow stuffing stuff and pretends to make it purr. We have this running joke that she owes me her first born child (and the next 4 babies) in order to pay me back for the things I do for her... she easily agreed to this. BUT when I started saying that she owed me a cat... she just about cried. Oh wait, she did cry. Here are a few pictures to help illustrate what I am talking about...

"Hey Lindsey lets take some family pictures."
"Ok!! Let me get a kitty first."

Sweet. More to come....


Certain shade of gray

Today was a very odd day... I felt like I was back in California. It rained on and off today, and the wind is still blowing, and the sky was this color gray that I havn't seen in a while.

For the longest time, the only winter weather I knew was rain and wind. What a strange feeling to have to take a double take on my location... it was kind of unsettling. I still wish that I was in Ripon... but I am glad to be where I am as well. I'm being handed great opportunities and I'm building relationships that I am very thankful for.

But anyway, I loved the rain today and I hope there is more of it. I would much rather weather the rain than the snow... rain boots are pretty fun ;)

...Sidenote... I'm anxiously waiting to hear back from Boise State...I'm thinking I'll hear from them by early March....? :\