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Christmas is 60 days away…and counting!

Wow, 2010 is flying by fasting than I can say whipper-snapper!!  Things are good here.  Last night was one of the worst nights so far with my meds, add to that the storm and a storm alarm radio going off every fifteen minutes (starting at 3:00), add to that a stuffy room-cannot breath-body ache feeling and my morning was da’ BOMB!! LOL.  I left my second place of employment about two hours earlier than normal, came home dopped up on some Naproxen and Suddafed, took a long hot shower and went back to bed…needless to say I feel better now.  And NOW I need to be tackling my A&P because I have a lecture exam tonight and I haven’t even looked at one of the chapters yet…and I took the weekend off (except for some time on Sunday) and did ‘me’ time — which was very nice.  Of course the me time came after cleaning house, doing laundry, and re-potting plants…but hey, who’s keeping track.

Christmas at Our House tickets set a record sell-out.  It took right at five minutes, no I did not stutter…FIVE minutes to completely sell out of 310 tickets for nine nights straight.  Not only was that a record, but we currently have 715 people on a waiting list.  This is craziness!!  This year is going to be cool…the title of the play is “O Holy Knight”, and it’s going to be set in medieval time setting with clothes and all.  Cannot wait to see it all!!

We have just short of two months until Christmas.  I’m not sure if Santa Claus is going to make it to town or not.  I really hope that the weather cooperates and it’s actually cool at Christmas…lately we’ve been having 80 degree weather at the end of October, a little crazy.  Last night we finally got rain, w00t!!  It was so dry and everyone’s ponds were drying up, not good for livestock.  It was a steady rain that we were getting at 5:30, good soaking the ground instead of pounding so hard it just all rolls to the ditches.

I need to run…school work is calling my name, hopefully I can pass my test tonight.


October 10, 2010 = 10/10/10

October is already well on it’s way, and we’re already on our way to Christmas at Our House and other fall activities.  My life is a little crazy right now.  I went online the other day and did a ‘degree audit’ and realized that I was nine classes away from where I thought I was.  NINE CLASSES!!!  That means that I get to double up and take a ton of classes between now and when the program starts in August 2011.  So, I signed up for three classes for the winter session that starts in December.  That will get three of the classes and eight of the credits out of the way…I may be totally crazy by the end of the month, and have absolutely no LIFE for a month, but I will be closer to my goal — or where I thought I was before I did the career audit last week.  That means I have six classes left!!  GO ME!! :)

We had a crazy man come in the other day.  He was a little hyped from all the stuff he received from the ER…he was telling me what he needed/wanted and what exactly it was used for.  Education over the counter…that’s what I’m getting–OTC education.  I’ll know my medications for school that’s for sure. :-)

I turned down the opportunity to be in CAOH, a coveted opportunity for all who are in the church.  An opportunity to shine on stage and have everyone tell you what a great job you did.  The opportunity to have a part in the play, that you get to do to the best of your ability, and it’s YOU that do it…not someone else, you’re known for the job YOU did.  But I had to regretfully turn it down, it didn’t mesh with my school schedule very well, and it wasn’t right for me to take the part knowing that my classes would interfere with practices and then CAOH would interfere with my classes the week before finals.  It would be all around better deal since I declined.  They are having some pretty cool outfits this year too…oh well, I will have a degree someday. :)

Had the opportunity to meet up with a friend in Cape yesterday.  We spent the day eating, perusing junk/antique shops, and talking.  Found out that she could possibly have breast cancer…that’s not supposed to happen to us.  We’re to young.  She finds out for sure this coming Friday (10/15/10) if it’s benine or malignant and what process to go through to remove the cyst.  Life throws us crazy curve balls, sometimes we still get a hit and sometimes we get struck out for a bit and have to sit on the bench.  We just have to be willing to get up and bat again when it’s our turn.  I thought I had it bad being diagnosed with MS.  At least I know this disease, I know the outcomes, I can monitor it…granted it could be doing some crazy things to the inside of me without me feeling it right now…but I still know the outcomes and I can take medicine to help prevent it.  With cancer it’s just either-or.  You can’t make the decision to exercise to prolong the health, or to eat healthy, or to stay on meds that retard the process of the disease.  It has the say in what happens.  It’s unfair!!!

Today is 10/10/10.  How cool is that.  Of course this happened in October 10, 1910 too…but I wasn’t here to see that…and every year decade before that when the year was whole numbers that matched a month (1-12).  Celebrate the day!!  Next year we’ll celebrate 11/11/11. :)  Here’s to life, love, and the future!!!