Dec 22, 2008

I'm feeling lucky

I regret to say that my posts will be few and far between until we get a new computer and Internet hook-up at home.
Imagine this:
Your cruising along at 55 miles per hour on an undivided highway. There is no one in front of you, you have a clear view of the icy road ahead. Out of nowhere, it seems, a white pickup comes barreling out of the opposing traffic and starts heading for the guardrail. Right in front of you. It's only about 20 yards away, and you know this old tank your driving isn't going to stop in time. Not on these roads. You are completely helpless. You brace yourself for the crash. It is so powerful, yet you feel no pain. Your view is suddenly blocked when your airbags explode sending a horrible burning smell into the air. You feel your car twist around without actually seeing it. A scream pierces the air and you suddenly realize that it comes from your own mouth. Your car, mercifully, comes to a stop. You jump out, unsure of what to do next. Looking across the highway, you see a girl in a white pickup banging on her window and yelling, it takes a moment to realize that she can't get out. You run across and open her door and finally hear her voice, she's yelling "I need a phone! Does anyone have a phone?!" You run back to your car saying "yeah, it's in my purse!" Or course, by the time you extract it from your mangled car, someone else has already helped her. You glance in the direction you've come and see the flashing lights of the police, ambulance, and fire trucks. All racing in your direction. The thought crosses your mind that you should call the police.
Oh wait, someone already did.
Now imagine that was me.
I am so lucky to have survived. I hate to sound so dramatic but really, not many people can walk away from a head-on collision with nothing more than a bruised knee and a small cut on their shin. Especially when the bed of the truck that they just ran into held cinder blocks, one of which landed on the windshield. There are times like this when you know that God truly is watching over you.
On another note, the other driver had a revoked license. She wasn't even supposed to be on the road, and was apparently arrested.
We still haven't had a chance to look at the car. It was our '93 Intrepid, so other than the inconvenience of being out of a car, it wasn't a real big loss.

I've been feeling so lucky these past couple of days! Let's all count our blessings this holiday season!

Dec 16, 2008

Wrecking my kitchen, one piece at a time

I think I may have ruined my non-stick electric skillet. How do you get that sticky greasy residue off? I'm guessing a scotch-brite pad wasn't the correct answer.


Dec 13, 2008

I'll be home for Christmas...

You can count on me!

Change of plans here; Jeff was somehow able to get Wednesday and Friday off work so we will be coming/going down on Tuesday night! I am so thrilled! I just keep thinking about how little sleep I'll be getting that weekend and I get excited tingles all over! Oh what fun, and with most of the family home too! CHA-CHING!! [Insert fist pump/elbow jab]

Dec 12, 2008

Read Me

My blog readership seems to be growing...kind of scary considering most of the "new" people are those who I've only known for about a week! There's no fooling them now!

Katie: Our tree is working just fine, we need tons more ornaments though! The less green the better, ya know? I'd like to make my own so I really need to get moving on that!

Dec 11, 2008

Me and My Memory (or lack thereof)

I somehow forgot to mention that I've been meeting quite a few people up here. A very nice girl from downstate gave me a number to a very sweet girl up here so I gave her a call and before I know it, I've met half the church!
And I'm probably not exaggerating either. The congregation here is about 1/57 the size of our congregation back "home." It seems like it's growing though, so I'll keep my fingers crossed.
I met up with some girls for a craft show last weekend and then went visiting and met quite a few other couples. Jeff and I have both been having fun meeting and getting to know people. It's definitly kept us busy!

On another note, we will not be able to come home for Christmas. Jeff is working the day before and the day after so it just isn't possible. Thank goodness for family close by! We will be going to Grandma and Grandpa's just as we did for Thanksgiving.

Dec 10, 2008

Random Me

I was tagged by Barbara to list six random facts about myself.
Here goes:

1. Growing up, I had wished to be good friends with a guy, date him, possibly in high school, and get married shortly thereafter. My dream came true.

2. I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) so the left side of my belly sticks out further than the right when I inhale.

3. The thought of having a favorite color scares me because, I feel that if I have one favorite I will only have that color the rest of my life. I love all kinds of colors!

4. I am working on my "Total Money Makeover." I just read Dave Ramsey's book and would like to get us out of debt. The usual, car payment and student loans. I am also interested in other books about getting out of debt if anyone has one to recommend!

5. I never would have pictured myself living in Marquette. And I definitely would not have thought I'd feel comfortable so quickly here!

6. I weigh half as much as my husband.

I will now tag:

1. Emily
2. Amanda
3. Mom
4. My other Mom Paula (post in the comments, I know you read this!)
5. Kaitlin
6. Gretchen

Remember, this is not required. I will not flunk you if you do not complete the assignment.

Green Tea

I suddenly became a tea-drinker. I used to drink coffee pretty moderately but looking back at the past month, I've realized that I only had about two cups of coffee and about 273 cups of tea. Green that is. I think I like it for the convenience. Convenience you ask? How is boiling water and letting a tea bag sit for a few minutes for each cup convenience? Well let me tell you. When I drink coffee, I brew about half a pot at a time. But...I would drink it so slowly that by the time I went back for more, the warmer had turned off and I don't have an insulated carafe. And who wants to drink coffee that old anyhow? Okay I'll admit, I didn't know the difference. Still, tea work for me, I just keep a kettle of water on the stove all day and heat it up when I need it! Besides that, it's so much better for you than coffee! Here are a few benefits that I've heard along the way:

When consumed over a period of time green tea may:

Aid in weight loss
Prevent cancer
Fight bad breath

Now, shoo, go buy some tea!


I've been trying to post for over a week but everytime I signed it it showed "adult filter blocked" at the library. Talk about frustrating! I thought I kept everything PG on here...I might have to review my posts.