Sunday, March 23, 2008

Everyday is a new memory

What a week! I have spent my last spring break as you know doing a multitude of various things, hanging with various people, and experiencing various things. I finally cleaned the house, like really cleaned the house, I am now taking over Robert's membership at Gold's Gym (he can't go since he's not here to use it), and I got to experience one of the most exciting times in a girls life with one of my best friends. She got engaged! Hurray...cheer! Yes, engagement...what a joyful time... can be stressful... but a good stressful time of life. Her fiance informed me last monday what he was planning to do on Friday and that there was going to be an engagement party afterwards. The funny thing is that I went to Midland on Wednesday and had coffee with this amazing girl, knowing this exciting event was to occur in two days. Oh how I had to keep my mouth shut (which yes I can do for those of you that think otherwise)! However, the first thing she says to me is "I think I'm getting engaged on Friday"... umm I had to play to dumb and snoop around trying to see what made her think that way. As soon as our evening was over, I shot to the computer and sent her fiance a little facebook message informing him that he needed to maybe throw her off a little. I had no idea if he had gotten my message in time, but Friday came and Robert and I went to the party and found a very happy couple and a very surprised new bride to be. In other words, he was able to throw off her thought process and surprise her...which is what an engagement should be.

I couldn't help the whole time thinking of almost 2.5 years ago when Robert surprised me (picture it: November 19, 2005 in College Station, Texas at a beautiful park in the evening) and asked me to marry him. Its just another day in my mind, a happy and wonderful memory. And now my friend has hers and I couldn't be more excited for her. To all you who are newly engaged, almost engaged, or newly married...congrats, and take each moment to remember. Because only when we remember do things become the best memories.

I love thinking of memories. I love thinking of them so much that I even have them written down on my computer under a list called the things I love. Its a couple pages long and will continue to grow as I keep adding more fun things. Try writing some of your favorite memories down sometime... they are a great pick-me-up for down moments. My top three favorite memories (although very hard to pick) are:
1. Accepting Jesus Christ as my savior- its been a never ending moment!
2. The walk down, the ceremony, and the kiss are all great, but its holding his hand as his wife for the first time and walking down the aisle together that stays in my mind from our wedding day
3. (there are alot of things that I could have put here) Opening my letter that told me I got accepted into PT school- I could not have felt more blessed at knowing how much God was in control.

Theres like a million more, but thats for another post I think.

Oh Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bring on the Sunshine

Tomorrow I will be speeding through school so I can get on the road to Graham to see Robert. It's weird seeing him only on the weekends and then missing him so much that it seems like it was weeks since we last saw each other (that is just a reflection of how long and difficult the week is...), but then I get to the weekend again and I get spend time with him. Well, not as much quality time as I would like considering I still have this thing called grad school going on. I've never felt this busy in my life, yet I've never been so excited about what I was learning (or most of what I am learning) before now. Only one more year left of school work along with a mission trip to Mexico and a three week clinical (with kids yay!) and I'm off to the clinics for my long rotations. Its relieving, yet frightening to know that I will be graduating and taking a job as a real PT in a little more than a year and a half and that means that I take on all the responsibilities of a health professional...scary. How far away that seems and yet how close it really is... I mean I can't believe Robert and I have been married for 9 months now!

But starting at about 2:30 (or when I get done with my anatomy test tomorrow) my last spring break as a student will begin... while I don't have any wild and crazy plans for the break, I will be doing the multitude of things that I love most... spending time, real time, with Robert ( we are going to travel to the exciting Fort Worth for the weekend b/c its close to Graham), spending time with myself aka relaxation and reading books that don't contain medical terms, sleeping...much needed sleep, going to the eye doctor (this is not a favorite activity but a very important appt seeing as I have zero contacts left and the ones I'm wearing are doing that fuzzy thing non stop), hopefully seeing some friends, and just doing nothing around the apartment... something I haven't done since the Christmas break. So happy spring break everyone, even if you don't get time off, take some time to relax and bring on the sunshine.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Can I Have A Drink of Water?

I am the little girl from Signs...the movie. No, I don't see aliens outside my window (although I do have a ghost living in the bathroom), but I am so that little girl. I am obsessed with drinking from water bottles. Yes, occasionally I refill them and stick them back in the frig, but I have the bad habit of drinking them until they are almost empty...then the water grosses me out. It tastes dirty. You are thinking "freak", but its so true! If I leave a glass of water untouched for as little as 10 minutes I can taste the dust or whatever that has fallen into it. I know this is weird, but I just can't drink still water. Because of this I have begun to notice the water bottle graveyards all around me. On my desk this morning I found three water bottles (with a little, alot, and no water in them), on the guest bed were another 5 (yes, 5 just chillin out), I always have on in my school bag, sometimes I find them in my gym bag, hiding on the floor (because they rolled off the bed), in my car...oh thats a whole other story... in the car door, cup holders (all of them and I have at least 5 available from the driver's seat), in the back seat, in the back floor boards, in my trunk, I mean we are talking everywhere. And the funny thing is that it bothers me when people throw away water left inside the water bottle, but here I am unable to finish all my water and thus leaving the water bottles lying around everywhere. The reason I do this...because either one day I will desperately need a drink of water or will be stranded in my car somewhere and I will know I have liquid to survive on, OR that I will just finish the rest later, OR that I will refill the bottle in a minute. Well I don't obviously and I'm only kidding myself about finishing the water later because as I said will just taste dirty to me.
So I live in this world of never ending water bottle mania. And don't try to fix me because it won't work. And if you come to my house or get in my car don't comment on all the water bottles and don't be looking for them either. Just nod and say "wow, she was right". So now I am going to refill the 10 water bottles I salvaged from my guest room (and I did throw some away, the ones that I just magically happen to remember have been there the longest). Let this be your lesson never to offer me water from a bottle... I will only drink on a good day 95%.
Are you thirsty now?