Thursday, August 30, 2007


"He felt that he could forgive anything to anyone, because happiness was the greatest agent of purification. He felt certain that every living creature wished him well tonight... People, he thought, were hungry for a sight of joy... for a moment's relief from that gray load of suffering which seemed so inexplicable and unnecessary. He had never been able to understand why men should be so unhappy."

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Sick Day

So, Abigail started kindergarten on Monday, and today she had her first sick day.

I got a call a little over an hour after dropping her off that she was puking left and right. By the time I was able to pick her up (about an hour after the call) she had succeeded puking on the following:

her dress
her shoes
her hair
her teacher
a classmate
the carpet
the tile floor
the toilet
the sink
the bathroom walls
the bathroom ceiling
the bucket placed next to her to try to contain the sick.

And to think she had done all of this by 9am! What a busy little girl!

Of course, by the time I got her home, she felt great and was back to her "normal self." But what else do you expect when we KNOW that a kid only has a fever until the minute you walk into the doctor's office/ED, and they are only sick at school until you pick them up.

Anyway, in case you were wondering, she is really not that impressed with kindergarten. But she did learn all about "nocturnal."

Ask her about it some time.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Who is...

So, remember this?

Check out this year's stats:

Height: 45 7/8 inches (greater than the 97th percentile)

Weight: 53.1 pounds (97th percentile)

I told you she was growing like a weed... it's only been 9 months!

PLUS- today she got the last of her "baby shots." No more shots until 5th grade!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Verify This

So, I just went to leave a comment on a friend's blog, and when I had to do the "word verification" it was literally the following letters:

Personally, my mind read that a different way, and immediately created a definition of that "word." What did you read?


Continuously berating my
Intricacies and nuances, following to the
"Rational" conclusion until you
Convince yourself you are right,
Leaves me feeling distinctly

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Doctor Babysitter

Abigail: Dr. John, can we fly my kite today?

Dr. John: Sure.

A: Um. It's a Barbie kite. Is that okay?

DJ: I'm cool with Barbie.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Singing her praise to the Lord...

So, you all know that Abigail is essentially my mini-me. We are so alike in so many ways. She has always loved to sing, and in the past 6 months or so has taken to making up songs all the time (who does that remind you of? I know.)

Here is a song Abigail made up when she was visiting with my parents in May this year (thanks to my mom for writing it down really quickly...)

Jesus, I think you're strong.
Jesus, I think I need to pray.

I bow down to you,
I bow down to you.

I love you from my heart and my soul.
I thank you, the God I need.

What I care for is all your heart,
and what your heart means to me.
It's all your heart.
And I love, love praying to you,
more down in my heart.

Also, while she was visiting them, she made up a new way to sing an old song...

Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you're my God.

You're altogether lovely,
Altogether whirly,
Altogether wonderful to me.

And I don't care what any of you say, God could totally be whirly. I think it's her way of incorporating a little ballerina dancing into her worship:)

Worth the Wait


Thanks for waiting while I finished my schoolwork. It was definitely worth it... I ended up with a 100% on my big paper, an A in one class, and probably an A in my second class (pending the results of some points on the last test that I argued. I think I deserve them! I think I will get them:)

So, despite the lameness of my cloak usage, I think it has served me well. And now we can all have fun- until Fall semester starts in 10 days.

I am taking Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and Health Assessment this fall. Yes, you may question why I, already holding my RN license, already going to work each day and assessing critically ill patients, already with a year of experience assessing history and physical status of my real, live patients, would need to take a Health Assessment class (especially since I took this same class in my Associates program.) I question this, too. But, I am going to choose to look at it as an easy A. In the mean time, does anyone want to volunteer to be my "patient"? I have to video myself assessing a real person and send it in for submission for part of the "lab" for this class. So, is anyone willing to let me listen and poke and prod and ask a bunch of stupid questions to them? Any takers?



Thursday, August 09, 2007



I am still here, but things are crazy. Just pretend I am like Harry, hiding under my Invisibility Cloak. I can see the things you do (well, the things you post) but I can't interact with them, or express my own thoughts...

Man, I love Harry.

Also, can't wait for the semester to end next week. Too bad I have to write a 15 page paper and take a bunch of tests before then. Bummer.
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