Friday, February 29, 2008

Taxes and Numbers

The feeling is mutual. Numbers and I are not friends. I do not like being coerced to spend money, I do not like taxes, I do not phone numbers, I do not even like phones. I do not like math. I do not like Monopoly. I do not like games about achieving levels or ranks (counted with numbers) and amassing money.
I do not like watching my bank acount dip lower, and lower, and lower, and lower.
I do not like it, Sam I am.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Lily Car

No...I don't have a new car. I don't even have a car. Rather, I am looking for a car; preferably one for $1000. I've decided to pray for one and trust God to provide. If anyone knows about a car for sale in that neighborhood, let me know! Thanks!

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! Luke :1225-28 (read that whole passage...its great!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CVS Woes

I was supposed to get my first xtra care bucks tonight, and was very excited! I get store credit back on things I buy??? Sweet! But, alas, the Female Noren Curse struck again. The curse is that anything that happens that is really wierd and never happens to anyone else, happens to us (usually my mom).

Today, after I carefully counted my merchandise and found only items that would bring my ECB's, and metally tallied that against my cash, the ECB's didn't print! I called the customer service line, and after much number pressing, and listening to the menu several times to decide which option I actually wanted, it was discovered that my new card had deactivated on its own!

Apparently, they were able to work it out, and I'm not losing my trophy: my fist ECB's. They will print out next time I go to the store.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The recipies

I made all the recipies up!
Brie Fondue
3 wedges of cheese
1/4 c butter
some milk
Melt together until smooth. (It will want to seperate, so you will have to stir it a little when its onthe fondue pot)
Chocolate Fondue
2 bags of Publix milk chocolate chips
some milk
Melt together. If you have to much milk, you can pour it off. It makes a yummy hot chocolate :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had a very memorable Valentine's Day!
1st: It was the the first time Daniel and I got to celebrate together
2nd: It was the first time I really got to celebrate with someone besides my family
3rd: Christine and I made a fondue dinner for the boys (that was our Valentine's Day gift to them)
4th: I have a broken nose
Grab a cup of tea, sit back in a comfy chair, and hang on. This is going to be a story!
Tuesday, two days before Valentine's Day, Daniel and I were enjoying a lovely walk on campus after classes were finished. Somehow, my nose got in the way of his elbow (it was a pure accident). I swallowed back the pain, and begged my nose not to bleed. It bleeds very easily-if someone just looks at it wrong, or if I am reading a book it does not like, it will start gushing. Now thats helpful if I am trying to get out of yard work, but not so helpful when one's beau already feels awful for hitting you (even though it was an accident).
By Wensday, I was pretty well convinced that my nose was broken. It hurt, and I could feel something that felt like a break at the bride of my nose. But I had school, and I had to work. I figured I could go to the doctor on Friday (today). Until I remembered that school has a clinic on campus. Christine, Sarah, Daniel, and I traipsed over there. Apparently, my story got around the clicnic...I could here the nurses talking about it!
They strongly reccomended that I go to the urgent care, since they could do nothing for me. Christine had to go to class, but Daniel and Sarah were able to drive me to an urgent care near school. They took three x-rays of my nose, and didn't see any sign of a break. But wait! Your'e thinking, she said she has a broken nose, not she thought she had a broken nose!
Yup! I think the doctor was wrong. He himself said that he's not competent in reading x-rays, and I think he was just looking for a serious break. Possibly, the break is so small, it didn't even show up on the x-ray. I can feel something. On the bridge of my nose, right where the bone and cartiledge meet, I can feel a small crack or valley. I don't think it went the whole way through the bone. My theory: as the cartiledge was shoved up, it chipped the very edge of the bone. If you ever look at skulls, you can see that that bone where they meet is very thin.
Christine and I got to rush home to finish preparing the dinner, which turned out delicious! We had a brie and a chocolate fondue. Bread and steak went with the cheese, and strawberries and cookies with the chocolate. The chocolate was averyone's favorite!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I bought myself a purity ring today. Some people love them, some people find them a silly idea. And though its not a magic tailsman thats going to keep me from wrongdoing, I liked the idea of showing what I believe. Just like wearing a cross necklace. Aparently, one is supposed to wear it on the left ring finger, but I've always wanted a thumb ring, so I bought one big enough to wear there. I like my rings (when I wear them) on my thumb and pinkie...odd :)

It isn't an ostentatious ring, and its not flaunting anything; it's just a simple silver band with the word purity written in script. It's actually not easy to see, but I didn't want anything flashy. I am rather pleased with my purchase!

I have found that it is fun to make noise tapping it on different surfaces :D