Happy Birthday Baby!

September 28, 2008

Today is Jim’s 30th birthday…I think he is getting better with age.  Today I give him the best gifts a wife can give:

1.  Purchased A McGriddle Meal for breakfast for Him.  (Said nothing of artery clogging aspect of this meal!  Note to self: a Sausage McGriddle does not have egg on it…must order a Sausage Egg and Cheese McGriddle.  Purchasing the prior leads to Birthday disappointment. )

2.  Grace to allow him to not Excuse Himself when he does what Jim does.  (For those of you who do not know he believe releasing Gas is a gift to the Lord!)

3.  Not asking for help in moving anything, carrying anything or cleaning anything at church.

4.  Seattle’s Best Maple White Mocha…all he would want you to know is Yum!

5.  Leaving the bed unmade for the entire day.

6.  Praying that the Mets lose…and the Brewers are going to the playoffs to destroy the Cubs.  (I am praying this for you baby!)

7.  Hacienda Cheesy Burritos for dinner (Once again no mention of coronary disease!)

8.  Returning the 25.00 dollars that I stole from him of his birthday money.  (He did not think the one for me one for him was very fair.  I told him that we lit the unity candle, but this did not work.)

9.  A Subscription to ESPN the Magazine.

10.  My Undying Love…..Happy Birthday…..I love You!!!!


A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

September 24, 2008

 Many pictures are worth thousands!




I Took My Coat Off

September 20, 2008

I am finally warm.  It is nice.  I love Europe.

I am Cold

September 18, 2008

I am in Europe…it is beautiful here…but I am really cold.  I am not sure I will ever be warm again.  Jim says I am a baby…I am….but I am really cold.  Very blessed to be here…but did I say really cold.  That is all.

2 Years Down, Many To Go

September 9, 2008

Yesterday was Jim and my 2nd anniversary.  In someways it has gone so fast, in other ways it feels like forever.  The one thing I can say is that I love my husband more than I ever believed possible.  The day I married him I loved and respected him, but two years later I have gotten to see the strength of his character and the man that God has made him.  I am so blessed!

Throughout the day yesterday he sent me text messages just letting me know how much he loved me.  When I got home he had flowers for me that looked like our wedding flowers.  He then took me to my favorite restaurant Frazers for dinner.  He even sacrificed watching the Packers play their season opener for me. (Sidenote: I kept leaving the table to see the score.  I did not sacrifice so well for him.  We finally ended up at the bar watching the last minute of the game.)  We then came home and he suggested we just relax and watch a movie.  I started to grab a movie and he then told me he already had one in.  The DVD started and it was our wedding video.  We had never watched it and it was such an amazing surprise.  Watching it and hearing us say those vows to each other touched my heart so deeply.  I cried like a baby! 

I have gotten to see how those vows have truly been lived out in sickness and health.  On that day we had no idea what was to come, but I am so thankful for every minute with him. ( Jim: I love you!  I cannot imagine my life without you!  You are God’s best for me.  Thanks for choosing me and loving me.  I cannot wait for all the years to come.)

My Fear of the Skinny Jean

September 8, 2008

I have a new fear.  I thought I was only afraid of mice, rats and maggots, but no I have a new fear….skinny jeans.  I really want to be fashionable, but skinny jeans are just plain scary!  If your jeans look like they are painted on, I think it means your pants are too tight not pretty.  I don’t even know how some girls can eat or drink in those things.  I guess you have to fast while wearing them.  No water all day because if any extra fluid enters your body, your jeans will split at the seams and buttons and zippers become like shrapnel.  I am not willing to do this to myself.  I like water! 

The only thing worse than the idea of wearing skinny jean myself…is the idea that Jim would wear skinny jeans.  Men in skinny denim just freak me out.  I do not mean to offend any guys who are rocking the dark wash skinny look, but it does not do it for me.  It ranks about as high as men wearing denim bib overalls, when they are not farming.  It can only get worst when men’s denim come in low rise, skinny….just say no!!!!!

I am just waiting for this trend to fade.  I would rather go back to hammer pants and Bermuda shorts and LA Gear high tops than have to wear what to me feels and looks like denim tights.  Oh….loose fit how I miss you!

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How Far I Have Come

September 4, 2008

I haven’t posted in a few days…so I had to post..  The truth I feel pretty cruddy today.  It takes a day like today to remember how far I have come health wise.  It has been four months since my surgery and I have come a long way.  A rough day here and there is nothing!  My norm might be different than other people, but it is so much better than where I was last year at this time.  Maybe a year from now my health won’t even be a major topic in my life….that would be really nice!  (I am sure the people around me would like a new topic as well!)