Sorry it's been so long since I've updated, I've been really busy since summer
has started, surprising huh? I started my internship the day after I got back from
Charlotte, NC. You can read about that trip here. It was a ton of fun and I was sad
to go and enter the 'real world' again. My summer ended abruptly as I now
work 40 plus hours a week at my internship. It has been fairly interesting so far
but it has also been tiring, and I'm only in my first week! 9 more weeks to go
after today, is it bad that I'm already counting down? It's not that I don't
love it here, I just miss my summer AKA relaxing and being lazy.
This week at my internship we did a ton of donation pick-ups and had 1
apartment move-in. It was my first move-in so I was really excited about that!
The client comes in tomorrow, I wish I could see his face when he sees his
new place! I'm sure he'll enjoy it. Other than my internship I really haven't
done much of anything. Once I get home I'm pretty drained.
I was supposed to have an ultimate game yesterday but it was canceled due
to the mass amounts of rain in the Indy area. Sigh, I was looking forward to playing!
I've got another game Tuesday so I won't have to wait too long to play.
The race is this weekend! Who all is going?!
Not me, I've actually never been to the race before, one day I'll make it there.
My little sister graduates from high school tonight. It's seriously scary!
It's not only scary because she's now off to college and will cause trouble,
but it's also scary because of how fast time flies! I mean really, don't
you remember like yesterday when you graduated high school?!
Sorry this blog is not very orderly or making much sense, I just had some
stuff I wanted to share with you all. Also, if you haven't noticed, I've changed
the site a little bit and hopefully made it a little more 'user friendly'.
I would appreciate it if you leave me a comment letting me know if the
changes are more helpful and whatnot. I'm trying to make this site as simple
as possible for all of you to use. I hope you all have a fantastic 4-day weekend!
I'll get back on the daily questions starting tomorrow.
I talk a ton about how we need to be grateful
and appreciative of all of the things we have
in our own lives but I'm going to talk about something
a little different in this blog.
I wish that people understood that the way you treat
others is the way that you will one day be treated.
I catch myself and my friends saying something mean about
someone or doing something disrespectful and I think to myself
'How would that make me feel if that was said/done to me?'
Or if you say something mean about someone and then the next
day you are told that so and so said something mean about you
and you are so upset that they would say that about
innocent you. Well, I'm sorry deary, but just yesterday
you were saying the same thing about someone else.
This is a note to myself and to all my readers,
it's so cliche' but 'treat others how you would want
to be treated' because, someday, you'll be put into
the spotlight about how you've treated friends, family,
co-workers, police officers, anyone.
Also, if you hear others talking about people behind their
backs, stick up for that person instead of joining in with the
gossip. Wouldn't you love to know that someone stood up for
you when people were saying nasty things about you?
So, next time you're out to eat and your server is a little
slow with getting your order in or refilling your drink,
don't say something mean about them.
1) understand that they may be going through a really hard time
and 2) imagine how it would feel if someone pointed out your flaws
in the middle of a public place
This concept can obviously be applied to anyone in just about
any situation, take time and think before you join in on the
morning gossip at work or out with your friends.
In other news, I'm headed to North Carolina with my friend
RJR! We're headed there for the week! Check out my journal
while we're on the road here!
This is my friend Mikesville (Michael Mason)
Things we (1709 Milton Street) love about Sville:
Do you ever have one of those days where you don't really
feel anything at all? Almost like you're empty?
Well, I'm having one of those days.
I don't have the desire to do anything, not even be lazy.
Humph. No fun.
Anywho, let's get to the real reason you're reading this blog,
my answer to the question!
My most prized possession would have to be my memories.
Does that even count as a possession?
I think it does, so I'm going to just go ahead and go with it.
I've had a rough life, not the roughest (or even close),
but I've had to deal with some hard things that many people
my age don't have to go through.
My most treasured memories are those of my dad.
Sometimes I stress out about the memories because I'm scared
that one day I'll forget them.
I was at college in Muncie and I had a dream about my dad
for the first time since he passed away. It was the most real a
dream had ever felt. I honestly thought it was reality.
It wasn't one of those dreams where you feel like you're falling
and then you magically wake up before you hit the ground,
it was like I woke up and I thought the dream had just happened,
but logic wouldn't let me believe it.
What happened in the dream isn't a big deal but afterwards
I was crying and I was so happy that I saw by dad but sad that
the dream wasn't real. It was around 3AM and I was just crying
and crying. I called my boyfriend and he asked what was wrong
and I told him I couldn't go back to bed, I couldn't go back
to bed because I knew when I woke up the 2nd time I wouldn't remember
the dream. You know when you have those crazy dreams and you're
like 'man, I've gotta tell someone about that when I wake up.'
and then you wake up and you totally forget the dream?
There was no way I was letting that happen.
So, knowing that I couldn't stay awake I wrote my dream down,
word for word, every single detail, even if it didn't make sense.
This has happened 2 times after that and I write the dream down
each time, no matter what time of the night it is.
It's things like this I don't want to forget, I wish I could write
everything down so one day I could look back and relive my most
treasured memories, memories with friends, family, pets, anything.
If I had to choose an actual object for my most prized possession,
I would, without a doubt, choose my camera.
It's like a memory saver.
Just another way to chart what I've done in my life,
and I've done a lot.
Wow, writing this made me not feel so 'empty'.
I think I'll work out and go shopping with my
#1 faithful reader, Ms. R.J.R.
Oh, I got my grades back.
Check out my School section for my grades!
This question was a hard one for me to wrap my little brain around.
I feel like I do a pretty good job of celebrating the things that I have,
compared to the way others celebrate things they have.
But, I still feel like I'm doing a terrible job.
What does that say about the world?
Honestly, for every 100 complaints I hear a day from
friends, family, teachers, anyone, I hear maybe one celebration.
Isn't that so sad?
One thing I always say to people is 'wow, you're really pessimistic.'
And the usual response I get?
'No, I'm not, I'm just being a realist.'
Sorry, but that's not being realistic.
Yes, I understand that you don't want to be that super
optimistic person that gets let down a lot but, geez!, at
least appreciate something in life.
Everyone says they appreciate that they have a roof over their
head and food on their plate but I don't see people appreciating that
at all, I admit, I don't appreciate it as much as I should either.
I don't want to babble on about this because I think the picture
and the question have enough meaning in themselves.
One thing I have celebrated today is the fact that I'm almost done
with the semester (one more final to go!). But, more importantly,
I'm thankful that I have been given to opportunity to attend college.
So, what have you celebrated today?
I know I've posted this picture before but
the words are so powerful, especially for today's
question. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Be thankful you're here to celebrate it!
What's not to like about spring?!
But in all seriousness, spring is one of my favorite seasons.
I say that like I have a million seasons to choose from.
Nope, only 4, but I can't seem to choose just one.
Spring and fall, those are my fab 2.
Things I like about the spring season:
- the weather
- ability to go barefoot anywhere without freezing my tootsies off
- green grass!
- my birthday
- the end of the semester/the beginning of summer
- it's perfect to play ultimate in
- laying in my hammock
- reading books outside in the grass
- my attitude (I think I have depression related to weather,
winter and I do not get along, at all.)
- playing disc golf
- wearing jorts
- playing disc golf while wearing jorts
- finding Easter eggs
- all the good fruit is back in season
- hanging my laundry out to dry
- taking naps with my puppy
- planning summer trips
These are just a few things I love about spring.
Now, if only the weather would consistently start feeling like
spring, well, really, it's time for summer.
Get it together mother nature!
Just keep the weather like it is today!
Have a great day everyone, good luck on finals!
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Welcome baby Ethan!
Ethan made his grand entrance at 4:59PM May 3rd, 2011.
8 pounds 6 oz. and 21 inches long.
Before he decided to enter the world here's what happened.
9:30AM I get the call from my mom that they broke my sister-in-laws
water. Brian and I headed to the hospital in a rush (for some reason).
Hours go by and more hours go by and still no baby. I was beginning
to think I should have stayed home and taken a shower before I came to
the hospital. At around 2PM we got the info that it would still be a
couple more hours. I took Brian to get his hair cut and we got some KFC
to eat for lunch, bringing some back for my little sister.
Now, during all this nothing is going wrong things are just taking time,
no big deal. :) When we got back to the hospital it was around 3:30 and
the doctors said that they were still waiting for Ethan's head to drop.
I forgot to add that by this time there were at least 15 people in
the waiting room. The nurses were making a joke about it all day,
'oh, you're with the Ardizzone's? ALL of them are upstairs.'
Apparently he wasn't ready to leave momma's warm tummy!
30 more minutes passed and the doctor realized that Ethan's head just
wasn't going to fit and that they were going to have to do a C-section
(not the original plan), but not unusual. The C-section didn't take
long and we had the baby by 5:00PM!
He was having a little trouble with his lungs, there was some mucus
left over that we has trying to get out (he's fine now).
I actually haven't got to hold my little nephew yet! I left
Michael and Amanda to have some quality time with their new addition
to the family. I came back a few hours later with Brian so I could
get to hold baby Ethan! We showed up and the nurse was giving him his
first bath! We then got to witness Michael changing his first diaper!
It was a good time to walk into the room! :)
Another nurse came in the room to check Ethan's breathing and
decided it would be best to leave him be and not touch or bother him
for another hour. Dang it! I still haven't got to hold him yet!
I'll hopefully get to hold him on Sunday (WHICH IS FOREVER AWAY!)
Anyways, so, that's how I spent my last 4 days.
I hope your weekend was just as eventful!
HEY! It's finals week!
Lets do this!
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.