Saturday, May 24, 2008

A patched-up pickup truck and 2 speckled eggs

I'm not busy at work right now, so I figured I would post a little update about the happenings in my life these past few days. We finally got W's truck back, and let me just say it's pretty ugly. haha, the new truck bed is white with all kinds of writing on it, and the rest of the truck is gray with a gray camper shell thing on it. We don't care though, we W graduates this December he plans on getting a newer truck and I for one can't wait! The other day after it rained I was on the porch taking pictures of the water drops on the leaves, and a little bird kept making all these angry type sounds, then I noticed it's little mate hiding under my car making pitiful sad sounds. I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I saw the angry one fly into my hanging flower pot which has a dead plant in it. I gently lifted the pot down and I found 2 little speckled eggs inside. My heart was so happy, I LOVE it when I get to see first hand a little family of birds from egg to adult. W was pretty happy about it too. I took pictures of the little eggs which I will post later. I hope they don't get too stressed out from us going in and out of the house. Next week is W's final week and I'm so happy for him to be done, this sememster has been particularly hard on him and I know he's going to be happy to be done. I have finished my first week of working full time for St. Jude and so far I LOVE IT! It's so much more stress free to only be working and not have to go to school. I'm also very anxious to get my first big paycheck as I've become quite fond of Smashbox makeup. I love that stuff. Mine and W's 1 year anniversary is 1 week from tomorrow and we're going to a good place to eat called Texas De' Brazil, quite pricy, but everyone's told me it's worth it as it's all you can eat freshly prepared cuts of meat. I'll let everyone know how it turns out. We're also going to see a movie which we haven't done in ages, AND we're going to the Memphis Botanical gardens during the day to enjoy the flowers AND so I can take pictures. I'm really excited about it. Well that's it for now!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What do YOU do at 11:30 pm?

I unwind from work and eat canned peaches, yum. I don't like the ones that have any trace of brown on them from the pit and they must be perfectly formed, I don't like the stringy gushy ones. The ones that don't meet my criteria get put back in the fridge where they will inevitably get eaten by the bottomless pit also known as my husband. NOTHING goes to waste around here. I'm happy to report that since I've been out of school, my insomnia has gone away and I don't find myself sleeping until noon anymore. I seem to wake up at exactly 9 give or take 10 minutes, every morning. I can deal with that. Next week I work a 7:30-4:00 shift all week so that might mess up my sleep cycle a bit. Well that's it for now.


W got home from school early this morning, at around 9:00 am, my happiness was quickly gone when I realized he has to study because he has an exam tomorrow. What does that mean for me? Well that means I get to be very quiet and have the TV down real low so he can concentrate. I can't really go anywhere because money is tight until Friday when I get paid and I don't want to waste the little bit of gas we have left in my car. I've already cleaned the house spotless so I'm pretty much just surfing the net and reading blogs which can only last so long. *sigh* I am pretty excited to be making us lunch though (sad huh?) I thought about giving myself a pedicure to accompany my cute new spring shoes, but in order to do that I have to get up off the couch. :)

Monday, May 19, 2008


I can't believe I've reached my 100th post. I've greatly enjoyed having this blog, it has provided me with therapy and a way to unwind. W's family left on Sunday and today is my first day of my "40 hr/week" work schedule. I'm excited to be working so much so I can earn a little money, but worried at the same time that I'm going to hate working so much. We'll see what happens. Today consists of me doing minimal housework and mowing the lawn, then going to work at 2:30 and getting off at 11:00 pm. We received some good news from W's car insurance. They will be paying us a substantial amount for the damage incurred to W's truck by the hit and run driver. We were able to find a replacement truck bed and all the other parts needed for the truck at a local strip lot called "U-PULL it" for a decent price. Looks like my days as a chafeur will be short lived, and I so much liked getting up at 7:00 am to drive W to school in a sleepy stupor. Along with my newfound source of money (decent paychecks) I've come up with a long list of home improvement projects and other things I simply want. We'll see where that takes me. Well for now I leave you with some photos of one of my favorite subjects, flowers and animals.
Yellow flower

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I wish I had a maid

My white coat ceremony went well last night, it was nice to see my parents and little sister, it lasted about 3 hours though, and W was getting antsy. All in all it was nice though. Finals went OK, I would have liked to have done better in a few classes and I am .02 points away from a B- in one of my classes and I don't think the professor is going to bump me up so I'll probably end up with a C+, which should be my only C this semester. W's parents and brother and brother's girlfriend are coming tomorrow (actually tonight at midnight, but we won't see them until tomorrow) so you can imagine what I'm doing today...ALL day. Yep you guessed it, cleaning like I've never cleaned before. Not necessarily because they're coming, although I would have cleaned anyway, but because of finals and everything I've been doing for school my house has seriously suffered as a result. It took me two hours to clean the living room! I've been cleaning for 3 hours and I've got a little bit done so at least I'm making progress. I'd sure like a maid though, anyone want to volunteer?
Me and my wonderful dad, notice the matching dimples? :)
Me and my beautiful Mom, she's done so much for me.
Me and the best little sister a gal could ask for
Me and my super hot husband
Me getting my white coat!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Nearing an end

I have 1 final today and 1 tomarrow and I'm done until the end of August. That makes me pretty happy, but I know next year is going to be even harder. My parents left Clarksville today and should be in Memphis by about noon. They are staying in one of the casino hotels in Tunica. They've graciously said that they won't come to my actual house because with all that's been going on lately I have had NO time to clean the house. W actually did some cleaning yesterday, though, while I was working. I'm pretty excited about the white coat ceremony tomarrow, but dissapointed that it's scheduled during American Idol. HAHA but it's ok, I will live. We still don't have W's truck back, and really don't know what's going to happen with the whole situation. The estimation from the insurance company for repairs is about 1500 dollars, BUT the truck isn't worth that much(I won't get into my views on putting a price on something you rely on for work and school) so we are unsure right now what's going to happen. The part to repair the truck bed can't be found at the moment because it's an older model truck, but our mechanic is still looking. Well that's it for now, just wanted to get some therapeutic writing in before my final in 30 minutes.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Update on my finals

I've finished 3 finals and I have 2 left and my white coat ceremony is on Tuesday and my parents are coming into town on Monday. I haven't even had a chance to clean my house AT ALL yet. I also found out yesterday that I'm scheduled to work all weekend and my next final is....MONDAY! When will I study? I have no clue, I sent out an email to all the other student interns hoping that someone would work for me on at least Sunday, but I haven't gotten a reply yet. :( I'm hoping for the best. I also decided on a name for our hamster. Her name is Sweety Peach. LOL I love it, but W thinks it's corny and wants to call her peaches. I told him to call her what he wants, but her name is Sweety Peach. I've been working on her cage, it's going to be pretty cool when the aquarium top I ordered comes in. I'll be sure to post pictures. I also wanted to mention that a fellow blogger just got some not so good news about her 2 and a half month old baby boy. He may have a degenerative neural disease that doesn't have a great prognosis, it's only a preliminary diagnosis and I'm sure his family is waiting on pins and needles for the results of the blood test which won't be back for about 6 weeks. The baby's name is Nathan so please keep him in your thoughts. Prayers are appreciated.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I changed my blog name

I've been wanting to change my blog name for a awhile and it came to me suddenly today when I had my second bowl of Neapolitan ice cream for the day. I always have just a little bit more chocolate ice cream and I save it all for last. Why not just get pure chocolate ice cream? Because it's never as good as when you save it for last, then I can really savor it. I then thought I could apply my Neapolitan ice cream theory to my life, and it works! My life is Neapolitan ice cream, all the different aspects are equal, but I add just a little bit extra of my favorite, as I do with things in life. I indulge myself when and where ever possible. But as with the ice cream, the good things are never as good if you don't get through all the other stuff first.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Introducing our new pets

On Friday me and W got 2 baby black bear hamsters. I've never kept hamsters, but W had them growing up. I always had guinea pigs when I was a kid, but so far I'm madly in love with these little black bear looking creatures. They're both females and sisters from the same litter. Unfortunately they've been having a few arguments and one seems to be a little bit more submissive than the other so we separated them. They're as cute as they can be though. We don't have names for them yet, I just can't think of anything!

The most precious little girl.....

came into the pharmacy with her mom on Sunday. I asked them if I could help them and this little probably 4 year old girl pipes in and says "I need my G shots" in the cutest little exuberant happy about life voice I'd ever heard. It certainly brought my spirits up to a new level. To think a child seemed happy to be picking up shots, also she was bald and had a face mask, so she must have been at vulnerable part of her therapy and she was just as happy as a little peach. Her mom beamed with pleasure and for good reason. This child has kept her spirits up and continues to make others happy even while undergoing extensive chemotherapy. Also I *think* I saw a little tiny girl with T21 in the cafeteria. She was precious as she could be and made my heart soar when I saw her. She also had a tiny infant sibling with her and they shared a radio flier red wagon. Too cute. She had a full head of blond fuzzy hair, but wore a face mask so I'm unsure of what therapies she was getting. Her parents were very young and looked worn out. I hope they can through this ok. Well those were the high points of my work day on Sunday.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Not happy with W right now

I come home from work and W has decided that we need to switch our security system company and that the people to install it are coming over any minute. I'm pretty angry because one, I didn't agree to switch the company (they were selling door to door for goodness sakes) AND the house was a WRECK because I haven't had a chance to clean because of all my exams and three I just got off work. Before I can even complain about it, around 6 people storm into the house and start drilling/installing stuff and I haven't even taken my shoes off from work yet! Who installs security systems at almost 9 o clock on a Saturday night? He's gonna get it.

More bumps in life's road

I had my first final yesterday so now I'm that much closer to being done with my P1 year. I'm pretty excited about it. My white coat ceremony is on May 13 and after that I plan on spending the summer working full time at St. Jude. That's actually where I'm writing this from. Anyway life in general is good, but sometimes things happen and you have to wonder why. Last night after getting off at 11 pm, I was at home relaxing on the computer and I heard what sounded like a big crash with glass breaking outside and then immediatly a car speeding off. It startled me something fierce. After recovering I thought to myself I hope that wasn't mine or W's car. I'm sure you can imagine where this is going. I didn't go and check on the cars right away because it was storming/raining/miserable outside. I told W (he was half asleep) and I guess we just both decided to wait till the morning, what would we do at 12 am anyway? Well when hubby gets up to go to work this morning I hear him leave the house to check on his truck (it was parked on the side of the road and my car was in the driveway, so we figured if anything, his truck would be damaged) and he starts swearing. I felt like a ton of bricks hit me. So he calls the police to file a report and then calls his work, insurance company, etc. Not really anything the police can do since there's no way to find the perpetrators, AND he only has collision insurance because he has an older truck(from 1987). But he can't drive it as the damage it incured was pretty much getting the whole right tail light ripped off and the police officer said that unfortunatly he'd probably get pulled over. The insurance may help us since it was a hit and run, but they think the damage may be cost more than the truck, BUT how can you put a price on a vehicle that you relie on to get to work and school? AND we have a 200 dollar deductable which we can't afford. And to make matters worse, W had to miss a double shift at work today since he was unable to drive his truck and I had to have my car to go to work, we lost out on money we really needed. *sigh* I know worse things could have happened, but it still pretty much sucks.