Archive for October, 2005

Missed You

Friday, October 28th, 2005

I’m back!! Oh I’ll never take the internet for granted again. As I was without internet for a whole week I came to realize that every day I, without really thinking about it, put together a blog entry in my mind.

We’re back in NY for the day. Tonight we will head back to our Vermont house in Townshend. Monday morning we will have phone service (free long distance) and shortly following that–oh please let it be so–we should have internet service.

Oh hey, Darren bought be a digital cam. I’ve taken pictures of our place and will post them straight away!

Five Things

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Seems all the blogs are writing five things about the author which are most likely to be unknown by the readers. After writing these things, the author tags five people. Tagging means that those people must, in kind, write five things. Sounds like fun! To my delight, I am among the tagged! Jody tagged me.

Ahem. Hehe…Well, hmm. I talk so much that this is going to take a bit of inner soul searching…

Five Likely-To-Be-Unknown Facts

I am embarrassed to learn new things thus are prone to turn down good opportunities for the sake of looking silly

I’m a terrible speller and know nothing about sentence structure (hopefully that’s an unknown fact!!)

My favorite cereal is grape nuts

As a child I was a chronic liar and sometimes still struggle with the temptation to do so with no meaningful reason

In my opinion, opossums are the most disgusting marsupial ever

The End!

Lesson

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

My life lesson: don’t make rash conclusions on what God’s will is for me. That’s a good life lesson, isn’t it? Unfortunately, I forget to remember it when remembering is especially crucial.

The latest:

The nursing agency finally found a place for us to look at. We were to meet with him Friday during Darren’s lunch hour. Thursday, when we heard about this we were too excited to wait and went down to see it. The apartment building was in a row of six buildings, all tall and old. Peeking in we could see the steep staircase which one would have to walk to reach their apartment. Around back we found the tenant parking. The whole thing was unattractive, but we would have taken it. Living here wouldn’t be nice, with all the Main St. noise, but it’d be do-able if we didn’t have Heidi. Disappointed, we bought a newspaper and began looking for a place.

Out of some wild chance we called a guy who was renting out a house. It was about 3pm when we called and 4 when we got there to see the house. It was an odd place, but in fine shape. When you walk in the front door you’re in the living room. Right off the living room is the furnace room/laundry room. The staircase is in the living room, beginning near the furnace/ laundry room. At the top is an open kitchen which is also used as a dining room. There is a nice porch off the kitchen which has a nice view. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom. $900 a month for the place. The house is 30 miles out of town at the end of a long dirt road. We both wondered how the long drive of curvy highway, and the steep dirt road would be in the winter. We were assured that it’s well salted in the winter.

Friday evening we arrived in NY. After bringing our bags in from the car Darren checked his voice mail. Another place had been found for us! This one downtown is a bed and breakfast. At 9:30 Darren called the lady back. She owns a bed and breakfast. The space that we would be provided with has three rooms; bedroom, kitchen, living room. It’s fully furnished. She’s had the bed and breakfast for many years and is planning on selling it in a few months. She was happy to hear that we’re Christians and said that if we would like we could buy the place from her when she retires. Wow!

We made a rash decision with the first place–gave him first and last months rent with a safety deposit. When he heard that we were considering living somewhere else he wasn’t happy and said that he’d already deposited the check. Hopefully God will put it in his heart to return the money. Hopefully too we’ll remember this and not make rash decisions any more.

Congrats!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Congratulations, Ed and Hannah! We rejoice with you in the arrival of Ethan Jeremiah. :D I can hardly wait to see pictures :)

Pregnant?

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I’m sure those of you who are mothers remember your child at some point in some grocery store inquiring of you in a rather loud voice, “Mommy is that lady pregnant or just really fat?” Chances are, your child pointed at the woman in a most obvious manner so that the whole world would have no doubt who the child was referring to. This is one of those amazingly precious moments that you aren’t likely to forget.

Is an unrealistic appetite a sign of pregnancy? Or, am I just getting fat? My most recent encounter with food consumption

Darren and I went out to eat last night and I ate twice what I would in the past be able to stomach.

I woke up at 2 am. (Have been waking up around 2 or 3 for the past few nights)

At 5 when I still couldn’t really get back to sleep I at 5 rice cakes, 2 slices of cantaloupe and a big glass of apple cider.

I didn’t wake up again until 9:30. It was a loud knocking on the door. The best thing to do when you’re half asleep and you hear a knocking coming from outside probably isn’t open the door and look around, but that’s what I did. No one there. Seeing no other reason to stay up I went back to sleep for another hour. After my shower I walked over to the breakfast buffet that the hotel people set up. Too late. Feeling very starving and not in the mood for either cantaloup or rice cakes I considered other food options.

Since Dunkin Donuts is nearby to where we’re staying, I went there. I bought a breakfast bagel, one large coffee, and half a dozen donuts. In a jiffy I ate the breakfast bagel and gulped down half my coffee. To my surprise I also ate three of the donuts.