Monday, December 22, 2014

"WOW" # 24,139,384

So... I've been keeping track of how many times I've said "WOW" lately, and it's about coming to the amount in that number (in the title to this post).

Yes, it's over twenty-four million by now, but then, who's counting?

What a day yesterday was.......

 Ross and I were eyewitnesses to a horrible automobile versus motorcycle accident, and I swear, after seeing that, I am going to BUY him a BMW motorcycle.

 It was horribly scary being the medical student at the scene, having to call 9-1-1 and try to NOT yell at the lady on the phone, "GET AN AMBULANCE HERE QUICKLY!!"

when she asked where I was, I said, "I DUNNO!!!!!!!!!! JUST GET ONE HERE!  MAKE IT TWO!"

I had to turn and ask a lady at the store behind us (on 3rd South right off State Street) where we were??? She gave me the address, and I'm glad the lady on the phone heard, then she repeated it, and said, "Is this where you are?"

I almost screamed, "I DON'T KNOW!!!!!!!! JUST GET THE AMBULANCES HERE!"

then I had to give her a synopsis of what had happened in the accident.  My son was watching a verrrrrrrrrry cute girl in her Halloween costume (a Ninja???) WHILE we were crossing the intersection, and we had just gone about 15 steps when WHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BA-LOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

  Ross was still looking over his shoulder at the cute lady, and he saw the car WHAM through the red light, WHAM into the motorcycle and it literally BLEW up.  PIECES flying.. people running.  people screaming.

  Oh, one of them was me.

I actually typed this up the night it happened, but the tears I was crying wouldn't stop and I wasn't able to see the screen, so had to stop.. I will now post~  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Finals time... again.

and I believe they saved the most difficult classes for the last? Two new ones staring me in the face for next week, as I stress out over the final exam for accounting, which never did get along with me very well. :}

Talk about an endless amount of rain!!

Happy birthday to Brandon today, what an amazing young man he is!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I wonder if people deliberately do things to hurt others' feelings. Well, I know some people do (they seem to take a special sort of perverse pride at being good at it, as a matter of fact), but other times, I wonder "WHY did he DO THAT???" and I have to swallow extra hard a few extra times, and then just throw it away, hoping I can refocus and regroup.

Then I get angry at myself for allowing someone else to have that power to hurt my feelings still - by now, you'd think I'd be either extremely used to it happening, or extremely good at not letting things they do and/or say bother me anymore.

But it still does, and they still do (some of 'em -- others, I just have learned to expect it by now, and say "yeah, there they go again", and I am able to feel sorry for their smallness.

But - sometimes, another person does/says something which just KNOCKS me for a loop, and it takes awhile to pass it over to the Lord and let Him carry it for me.

I'm still learning...

Then, I am even more grateful for the kindness and goodness of some other really awesome people who are, in my opinion, so much farther along the Path than those others who claim one thing and still inflict pain on others' hearts (and souls, because it really is the soul which is being stomped on, let's face it --- the heart is there to beat the blood through this physical body, but the soul is what keeps it going)~ and I am so pleased with their ability to be kind.

Because sometimes it's more "cool" to be hurtful and/or cruel when someone else is too - go figgure.

Yes, I know there are two "g"s in that last word, it's deliberate. :)


Friday, April 29, 2011

Elder Zwick???

I'm sorry, but I had absolutely NO idea who this one was...

So - I googled him!! and found this (yep, I have NO idea how to do the link thing on here, one of those things I'll learn someday~):

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The older I get, the more I will understand one thing:


Monday, April 25, 2011

the skin of my teeth??

just got my grades (so far) -- it looks like the skin of my teeth is worth .76 -- :)

My grade average so far is 90.76 ------ so I've still got an A in the class!!! I'm hoping this week to make that average go up a little bit further past the 91 point, we'll see...

After last week's midterm, I'm both happy and relieved to have the grade what it is - so far - especially considering the class average for last week is below 60% (60 is flunking, so... the test must have made a lot of them hit the skids for some reason?? I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty about it this week during our live lecture time on Wednesday - *sigh* I'll try to keep my comments to a minimum (I've usually got plenty to say - ha!)

So - I'm up and walking around again - not back up to my "normal" speed, but being up and walking around again PERIOD after last week is a gas!

It was a humdinger of a week. I am extremely grateful for special/wonderful friends who go spend their own money on medicine for you when you're too sick/poor to do it yourself.

Then - the funniest thing is, I had $1.00 in cash when Mondi didn't, so she said she'd pay me back when she saw me at Church -- I laughed (my best) and told her, "Yeah, that's what's going to be at the top of my mind at Church after surviving this week!!!"


Some days I am grateful to carry $1.00 in cash around, period... glad I had it when she needed it~