Monday, September 28, 2009


In reply to your comment Kaci- I am watching the original series of Battlestar Gallactica.

Anyway. I'm sorry I didn't take the time to link Kaci's name to her blog, but it is on the main page of my blog.

So Saturday night there was a football game that I could not pass up. It was Iowa State vs. Army. As you know my brother is in the army so it was super fun to go and cheer on West Point. A friend and I went to a special tailgate for the army fans... it was really an outdoor picnic catered by ISU Dining. I'm not gonna lie- I was a little bummed that we didn't have hot dogs and hamburgers.
The people we ended up sitting with were retired col. in the army. One guy was a graduate of West Point of '58 and he was also the Director of Admissions there for a number of years. Like I said, he is retired now.
They had a ceremony that I didn't pay that much attention to... But my ticket stub was drawn in a raffle and I won a army football sweatshirt.
Anita and I left the tailgate shortly before the game started and hiked over to Jack Trice. The tickets we had were farther away than I have ever sat in my entire life at a football game. They had a small group of tickets that you had to pay a ton for right up close, but we weren't willing to pay that much so we got the cheap tickets... Literally three rows from the back. Lovely. At first I wasn't all that excited about sitting that far away, but I could see way more.
We (army) did lose, but it was fun anyway.
I think that this was the most disjointed post ever. My thoughts are kinda all over the place.
I have blisters on the back of both of my heals from having to walk so far and hike all the way up to the top of the stadium.
Speaking of blisters...
My brother is still in basic training... he called my mom the other day and was telling her all about it. He said that they were on a 8 mile hike with their rucksacks and full gear and he had been getting blisters, and they got so bad on that hike that his feet were bleeding through his leather boots. wow. I don't really have any room to complain. He was lagging towards the end of the line and his CO told him that if he didn't get his a** to the front of the line he won't get is 36 hour pass for next weekend. So despite his blisters he ran to the front of the line.
He has a 36 hour leave next weekend like I said, and my dad is flying down to see him for the weekend. I am super bummed out because I can't take any time up to go and see him... but I will get to call him.
That is really all that is going on for me. I have about an hour to go, and I can go home and go to sleep.
Oh, last night I did fix something that has been driving me nuts for ages.
At work we have this board that has all the patient rooms and such on the unit outlined on it. Then in every room we write the patient name by the corresponding bed. At the top we write the patient name if they have to have their blood sugar checked, also called accucheck, any vital signs that are special ordered. So anyway, it is just a dry erase board and it get super messy because all the VS and accucheck were just written with marker on the top and it just looked bad. So last night I took everything off the board and washed it, then found these special stickers and put that on it so it was much cleaner and nice looking.
I know that it doesn't make much sense, but I feel SO much better.
Well... I better go.
Have a great day!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

So I have taken

up crocheting again. I decided that I needed a project, and while I am watching Battlestar Galactica, I need something to do with my hands. My goal is to be done with the blanket that I started today by the end of the year. Knowing me... I will be done by the end of the month. I have a weird obessive tendancy when I do projects.


I officially LOVE netflix.
No, seriously.
I have been sick all week and cooped up in the house. So I have been watching instant movies on tv, streamed through my xbox. LOVE IT.
Today I discovered more that I could do with my xbox, and found Battlestar Gallactica.
Officially addicted. Not even joking.
I sat on the couch and watched it for 5 hours.
I am waiting for The Office to come on and all I want to do is watch more Battlestar.
Also, I have antibiotics now, so I should be getting better.


When I was at Fareway today the stand with the gluten free cake mixes had a price on it. $2.99. Awesome!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

2 for 1

I have another momism that I was thinking about today.
When I was in high school I went to my aunt and uncles for a summer to work at a camp. While I was away my mom started ending every conversation with me by saying "Be a blessing not a burden." In the next couple of years it evolved to "Be a blessing not a burden, be kind and compassionate." In the last year her phrase has taken on a whole new twist. Whenever I end a phone convo with her or I leave their house or what have you, she says "Be a blessing not a burden, be kind and compassionate, wipe from the front to the back." Yes, you read that right. It is seriously one of her favorite things to say. I think she is a total nutjob... but you have to admit that it is pretty funny. Considering how she will say it no matter who is around, on the phone, in person, my siblings friends... It doesn't really embarrass me, but my teenage siblings have been known to blush and groan "mooommmmm." She also ends letter to my army brother like that, so I think if his army buddies ever got a hold of those he would never live it down.
My other thing also relates to my mom. Her birthday is this Sunday and I was just going to make her cheesecake because she has celiacs and can't have cake. I was wandering down the aisle at Fareway (the BEST grocery store ever!!) and I saw a display for Betty Crocker gluten free mixes. I thought "YES" this will be WAY easier than making a cheesecake. The stand didn't have a price on it but I thought "eh, who cares... it is my mom after all... I can afford it." I got to the check-out and girl called for a price check. She finished all my items, and yelled down the aisle to see if they got it. They hadn't, so she waited a couple more minutes, then keyed it in for $1.00!!! I was pretty excited because they are not cheap, it takes more to process the mix to make it gluten free.
When I called my mom to tell her about the deal, she seemed rather indifferent. I inherited my "deal gene" from her! When I told my roommate this evening she was much more excited for me.
Have a nice day!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Why this week was long...

I ended up having to work a 16 hour shift on tuesday night to wednesday morning. I can't really say much about it... but click here and scroll down to police reports. You can fill in the blanks. I am totally fine, it was just a REALLY long day.

Sunday night...

I have been meaning to write a couple of post for the last few days, but I haven't sat down to really think about them. I'm not actually going to take the time now to-sorry-but I will soon. Promise.
I have a lovely relaxing weekend with my family sitting by the fire drinking wine... Tonight I made strawberry daquiri's and we roasted hot dogs and s'mores.
Love it!
More to come!