Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Good news!

As frustrating as dating can be sometimes, we can all take hope in the fact that there is someone out there for all of us...

Well... maybe MOST of us, anyway!!

A Letter

Dear Upper Respiratory System,

We've been together a long time, and I have always tried to treat you with love and respect.  I've never smoked.  I drink water like it's going out of style.  I take vitamins.  I use a humidifier.  I don't yell.  I sleep a lot.  And I wash my hands like a neat freak.

The past 6 months, however, I have not been feeling your love.  It used to be the two of us against the world, holding strong, and helping the Immune System fight off germs...  but it seems like you've given up.  I've lost track of the number of colds I've had... not to mention a sinus infection, bronchitis, and pnuemonia... all since October.

And now you're doing it again.  I mean... really?!?  You couldn't have picked a better time than when I was on Spring Break?  And I'm flying home tomorrow?  And I am in a wedding this weekend?

Please consider this an official notice to cease and desist.

I'm tired of your attitude, I'm tired of your wimpiness, and I'm tired of your refusal to cooperate.  Why can't you be a team player, even when I'm paying for medicines to help you pull your weight?  You're causing too much pressure, and it hurts... and not just my sinuses... my throat, ears, head, and stomach are sick of you being such a snot.  You need to know that it's not just affecting you.

It has to stop.

Now knock it off and get back to work.  I can't do this without you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Keep Moving Forward"

In class this week, we've been watching Disney's "Meet the Robinsons."  It is an ADORABLE movie that just warms your heart and makes you feel good about life right while you're living it...

At the end of the movie, the main character (Louis) is in the future talking to his grown-up self (Cornelius).  They have this little conversation:

Louis: "So, if I go back now, this will be my future?"
Cornelius: "Well, that depends on you.  Nothing is set in stone.  You've got to make the right choices... and keep moving forward."

I love the moments when we remember that there is a bright future in store!  It may take its time getting here, but it is coming one way or another!  All we have to do is make good choices and move on the best way we know how.

Walt Disney is quoted at the very end of the movie:

"Around here, we don't look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

Thank you, Disney, for reminding me of what is on its way!!  I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sisterly Love!

Claire came out 2 weekends ago to visit and we had such a good time!

My friend, Brett, and I picked her up from the Las Vegas Airport!

We thought it would be fun to sneak up on her...

... and it was!

While Claire was here, we relaxed and had some chill time!  She also came to school with me one day.

I taught her how to drive a stick.  It was... fun.

And we met up with our awesome Aunt Liz & Uncle Greg for dinner!

I'm so glad she came!  There's nothing like some sisterly love!