My Life As the Favorite

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh my goodness look who's posting! Let me see if I can update all of you on everything. I promise little news has really taken place.

School: I'm finishing up my first semester of nursing school and here towards the end it has gotten increasingly stressful. Five of the original 25 students have already dropped and after next Monday a good many others will have dropped either because of grades (we have to have at least a 78) or because they've missed more than three days. Just people dropping alone freaks me out. We have a whole bunch of random tests at the very end too. I just try not to dwell on any of that. For those of you who don't know I did do my first injections around the start of November. That definitely made me a bit nervous. I don't like the idea of piercing someone's flesh with a needle let alone a 25 gauge needle (lower the number bigger the needle size)...smallest are ~27 gauge. It doesn't seem like that big of a difference number-wise...but youcan definitely see it. Here's essentially what it looked like (this is a 25).

So yep...we did that. I gave five flu shots with one of these. I would have done more, but we had to split up the residents among ourselves so that we each had an equal amount of patients.

Tomorrow is my last day of clinical which I'm neither really happy nor sad about. I'll be somewhat sad to see my resident for the last time, but I'm glad that the semester is coming to a close. We're each bringing in breakfast for the staff to say thank you. So I'll be up around 5:30 in the morning baking sausage balls and a cranberry-apple crisp.

In other news still seeing Bryce since I know you guys probably wonder. Things are good there. We typically see eachother a couple weekends a month. He's coming up this coming Tuesday to go to the Biltmore employee Christmas party. We'll get to finally tour the house. I'm excited for him to see it since he's very interested in architecture and building aesthetics and what not. I think he'll like it. I've been through the house before...but its probably been a good seven years...or at least since high school.

I'm currently working at the Stable Cafe at Biltmore which is exactly what it sounds like. They turned the horse stable into a restaurant..sounds nasty, but its pretty neat inside still. Oh and if any of guys are interested in coming up or wanting something to do I'm sure I could get you free tickets to the house. I don't know how much the kids would really be interested in it...but you never know.

This is a picture of the restaurant I'm currently working at (above).

I'll work here until about March if all goes well and then I will move over towards the winery to a restaurant called Arbor Grill. Its about four miles away from the house, but still on the estate. I tried to find a picture of it, but couldn't really.

Anywho that's all I have for now :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Oh How Overdue This Post Is!

Hmm..I feel like I should difinitely have more prepared to discuss than I think I do for this particular post. Oh well..let's see what I got.

This has been my first week of school. I'm taking only two classes (the max they'll let me take at this point). Monday 8-11:50 I have Pharamacology. Tuesday I have Fundamentals of Nursing 8-2:50 and then I have the same class again on Wednesday from 8-1:50. This week has been a little up and down for me. Class has been fine. Its nice to only have the first three days of the week as school days, but I've had plenty else to worry over. I received all of my books...or at least I thought I had. They added a couple more things to my "need to purchase list" I discovered Monday. In addition to the books I'm still lacking scrubs, a lab coat, patch, lab kit, and CPR recertification. I can make do without those until October 1st, when clinicals start. I'm pretty peeved about the CPR situation. I'd confirmed with the DoN at the healthcare company I worked for in Knoxville that I'd be able to take their CPR certification course. For a good month I'd talked to her about taking it and everything was fine. Of course the day before I actually would be taking it she says that they're not going to have it anymore. THIS is why I was aggravated with that company for so long. That type of thing happened much too often.

So that's one anxiety inducer..the other is that I don't have a job in Asheville yet. Yes, I've only been here a week, but with things that need to be paid for looming over my head its definitely giving me a good dose of stress. I've applied for a couple jobs that i thought might work that were more in the healthcare arena, but I may just need to suck it up and get a serving job until I can find something better.

I suppose I should say something about nursing school since that's the entire reason for the move :oP. So far I really like it. We haven't done anything just crazy exciting yet. I know that we'll be working at a nursing home for clinicals starting in October and that after this first semester I'll qualify to be a CNA. Thus far we have only really discussed basic things like how drugs work, nursing history, and physical assessment of patients. We were monitored as we washed our hands to ensure that we had a good technique and then we practiced taking height and weight of each other. Hmm..I have a paper due in October on the various locations of taking temperature and what the best method will be and then me and another guy in the class were paired up to instruct the class on how to use nasal sprays lol. There's definitely a feeling in the class of needing to get to know each other since we'll be pretty much seeing each other weekly for the next couple years. I did talk to a guy that also lives in Asheville and we may end up carpooling M, T, W...which may end up being nice since it will conserve gas money. The class has a pot luck dinner planned for the 20th of September...random day.. Some girls and I are in charge of that.

Oh, lol, on Tuesday we had a lady come in towards the end of class that was going to explain our brain quizzes that we'd taken for orientation. They were designed to determine what learning style best suited each person. I apparently am 50/50 left and right brain which is good..meaning I use both hemispheres about equally. It also told me that I was a 75% visual vs 25% auditory learner..I knew that already. So she came and told us some techniques that might help us study, mostly things we'd heard before, but it was a nice refresher nonetheless. When she first came into class she laid a basket of chips/pretzels/cheese and crackers on the table and had each of us pick out what we felt most reminded us of ourselves. I picked up a bag of I feel that I am much more of a Sun Chip person, but that was not an option so Cheetos was my second closest. She informed me that that meant that i had high morals and strong integrity...I feel that's about right even if i do sound pompous saying so lol.
If you're interested:

Pretzels= like diversity and flirty
Pork Rinds= loyal friend
Potato chip= high acheiver
Tortilla chips=perfectionists

My plans for the moment are to get caught up with reading and what not. I'm really not all that behind I just need to make some flash cards so that I don't get too bogged down with those later. I've felt entirely out of it this week. I'm getting better, but the first couple days (monday and tuesday) I just felt groggy and sick. I think it was just stress from total newness all of the sudden.

Annnywho next week hopefully I will be going over to Knoxville for Boom's Day (one of my favorite things) and Labor Day. Pam and Landon come down each year to go to visit and go to the fireworks show on the river. So far it will be Pam, Landon, Bryce, me, and possibly Lauren, Will, and my old roommate Kani. I like to make it a big deal. Bryce just bought a grill so maybe we can convince him to cookout for us too lol.

Welp, my apologies for the lack of organization in this post I know its riddled w/ run-ons, fragments, and such, but oh well.

Oh! P.S. There have been copperhead sightings at my apt complex! Ahhhh! i don't like snakes at all!!!! I was walking my roommates dog the other night and this guy was fiddling with something on the sidewalk I walked over to see what it was and it was a snake...I think a baby one. I don't know the difference between just really small and a baby. It was maybe 6" in length, but it still coiled up and tried to look mean. I wasn't going to mess with it either way. I personally feel that all snakes should just go die. Unfortunately my camera phone skills are lacking otherwise you'd have a nice visual here. Just imagine a worm with a backbone. :( No good!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Look Mom I'm Blogging!

Hmmm let's see what has happened in Katie world. Good Lord I don't know where to start. I guess I'll just start with about a two months ago and work towards today. You may be in for quite a journal. So the few things I've been juggling here in my world have been finding an apartment/house in Asheville, finding a roommate for said apt/house, getting nursing school squared away, funding nursing school, and figuring out the whole boy situation.

Since about two months I've been looking on craigslist for both an a place to live as well as a tolerable roommate. I began to search for a roommate initially on, thinking it would be easier to find a place if I had someone to look with. I will go ahead and mark that off as a mistake I've learned from. I did meet one girl on the roommate sight and she seemed fairly sane as far as I could tell via e-mails and phone calls. I found a list of houses to make appointments to view from craigslist and met up with her in Asheville. I met her and her boyfriend (insert eyeroll) at their friend's house. She was going to be moving up from Louisiana to just start something new in a new place since she'd just graduated college. Well she seemed really nice... a little on the southern belle, preppy side, but nothing I couldn't deal with. Everything seemed fine for the most part, though I could have done with out her boyfriend being there. I don't really like dealing with 'those' girls...but of course I know I'm guilty of being one from time to time so whatever. Anywho he goes with us to look at the places (another eyeroll) and upon hitting the road the first question I'm asked is "So what denomination are you?". Just imagine a great mental sigh at hearing this question. I said "methodist" because what the heck...I guess that's the most accurate as far as upbringing. I could get into what I really think about people giving a crap what denomination I am, but I'll leave it be. Basically, I'd like to just tell these people to shove it, grow up, and get a mind of their own. Anywho. We went to a few different places, me thinking that it would be two bedrooms that we'd be seeking. This was not the case apparently. She'd decided that she was going to invite a friend of hers from Alabama to live with us..this meant we only looked at three bedroom places. At the point of being told this I was ok, I could deal with that, sure it was annoying to have that sprung on me, but oh well. So 3 bedroom after 3 bedroom.... one huge room, two baby rooms. Every single time, unless it was a 3 baby room deal. With as much furniture as I have bedroom-wise I wasn't going to be able to work with one of these bite-size rooms and I could tell there would be a battle for the master bedroom. By lunch time I'd been feeling a little squimish about this prospective roommate. It was just harder than it needed to be I thought. I didn't like how conservative she was..not that I'm just a raging liberal, but I'd like to think I have a somewhat open-mind. It was when we went to lunch and were talking about the new Sex and the City movie that I started to question just how out of touch she was. I told her how much I liked it and that I was really happy with the ending. She said that she didn't really care for it because she didn't realize that SEX and the City would be so provocative. I have little patience for this. I'll just be honest. I was just thinking to myself...seriously? It was a real surprise for you...all the the city? Anywho not because of that alone, but because I was growing fairly tired of our endless issues w/ finding a three bedroom suitable in our price range and her insistance on having her friend from Alabama movie up. I basically was frustrated with the sudden change in room number and the feeling that I would be living with someone who thought a bit two differently than myself. Again, there were other things that just didn't click, but I just got an overall feeling of having to censor most everything that came out of my mouth. Man...I sound like a real badass. Well I totally am (final eyeroll).

So I let her down via e-mail. I know completely a coward move.

Hmm let's see at this stage.

School Fund: Had applied to the Applebee's on Cedar Bluff since it was close to my full-time job.

Apt/House: nada, but still had two and a half months to look

Roommate: starting to get worried that it might be harder to find a good one than first thought.

Nursing school: in..but still getting medical records together and having tests done to prior to being completely accepted.

Boy: kinda talking to Bryce...kinda not. No other prospects. (Had not yet heard about Laura's find at the Red Robin lol)

So I kept looking online for both a place I could afford and a roommate. I had decided to junk my account. There just weren't that many people looking on that site. Craigslist seemd to be where everything was happening Asheville-wise. At some point I received and e-mail from a girl that would be moving from Chicago and wanted to meet up to check some places out. I agreed to meet with her one weekend, but prior to doing that I decided to look into purchasing a Garmin to navigating a good deal easier. That was one of the nice things about having the previous girl's boyfriend along. He'd had one in her car so we could just type a house's address in and head that way w/o having to ask directions or try to locate it on a map. Soooo..I ordered this one from Wal-mart. They actually ended up having the cheapest price on the model I wanted.

Ok so I get to the hostel that the Chicago roommate is staying. First off, I had no idea there were hostels in the US, but I mean...I guess that makes sense although I had a disturbing image of what one would look like in my mind. Fortunately it was actually a cute little house in west Asheville sans any tourist-torturing far as I could tell. So this girl seemed nice...certainly of the green, tree hugging variety, but bearable haha. Oh...this is out of context, but I thought it was funny that on my trips to Asheville I had seen both a person cruising around town on a segue as well as a man just casually wheeling down a residential road on a unicycle...just found that amusing. So we went to go eat lunch and plan out where we were going to look since I again had come equipped with a stack of about twelve potential places printed off of craigslist. She..didn't have anything. This was a flag...should have seen it. So I ordered a turkey swiss sandwich and she ate her gluten-free, vegan whatever and we called some places to make appointments. She began talking about how she was really stressing out about finding a place to look and finding a roommate...she was on some sort of time crunch since she could only stay at the hostel for so long. I told her it should be fine and that if it came down to it I could most likely help out paying for a place until I was able to move. I mean I could have moved earlier if I HAD to (I just didn't want to).

So we were able to book five viewings out of all the choices I'd printed out. The first was a five bedroom (one of which was a hallway shaped, apparently enclosed thanks), had oil heat (the idea of that just scares me), and had decorative "murals" on the walls. These were more like abstract doodles. The house was reminiscent of something you'd see dirty college students living in in an early 90's movie. (that's just what comes to mind)

Second house 6, yes 6 bedrooms. Oh no these were not intended to be bedrooms, but apparently they wanted to charge more money. So one room became two and again balconies became bedrooms. This one was in a super nice part of town. Think old money meets old south...and its close to downtown which is big to me. Well apart from the fact that it was three floors (moving would have SUCKED) and poorly ventilated there were two full bathrooms for the 6 people to split. Hell to the no! PLUS, one of the full bathrooms was entered into via the living room...that's just weird to me. I don't want to shower and then walk out into the den where everyone is. No thanks.

Third house was one of those that had pictures of all the prettiest parts of the home and none of the realistic ones. Plus it had a super creepy basement with one of those entrances that you see families rushing into in movies during a tornado and a well in the backyard. I still have issues after having seen The Ring so that wasn't going to work. **Let me state that I am not at all a movie-buff despite the large number of references thus far. ** This house had a very nice kitchen except for two things: no dishwasher (I guess I could live) and the refrigerator had been stuck in a doorway..yes it was a nice new stainless fridge, but it was in a totally ridiculous place and hiding shelving for that matter. Dumb.

Fourth places was...just eh. It was a townhouse apartment, but nothing all that exciting. The rooms were a bit too small, but other than that it was perfectly fine.

Fifth place I went to see by myself because the girl I was looking with had to go to work. It was AWESOME. 3Bedroom 2.5 bath. It had been flipped, but done really well. Totally new kitchen. Fully furnished with really nice everything. There was a really pretty gardent on the right side of the house that had an arbor of sorts with grapes vines growing around it. The man who was flipping it was extremely nice and seemed pretty trustworthy. His daughter even lived in the house behind the one that had been flipped. The man was even going to purchase for the new renters to use if they'd like (there were a bunch of parks close by for this).

So that was the end of house hunting for that day. I sent the girl a text after seeing that house telling her to check it out since I knew she'd like it. It was by far the best we'd seen. So I was really interested in getting it. Well...a couple e-mails later sent, not received. I decide this chick is sending out the flakey vibe so I start looking for other possible living arrangments. Three weeks later she sends me an e-mail apologizing and saying that she freaked out about time constraints and what not. I don't really remember all it said I just kinda...deleted it without really caring. I just considered it to be a spastic roommate avoided.

Sooo let's see where we are at this point. I think it was probably nearing mid-June by this time:

School Fund: got the job at Applebee's w/ only one day of training before I could work as regular server. That was one of the main reasons I went there. I knew I'd be able to start making money pretty quickly w/o having to train for a week or two.

Apt/House: nada, but about a month and half to go. so...not too stressed

Roommate: annoyed and fairly stressed by the selection available so far. I just wanted someone quasi-normal.

Nursing school: all information sent..completely accepted now. Registration appt made. P.S. I only have to take two classes a semester since so much UT stuff transfered. I'm told this will help me out BIG time. I can't add anymore classes since its a set curriculum . Just have to be patient and go through with everone else.

Boy: Talking to Bryce a little more. We do lots of friend in we go out with my friends a lot and at that point had a party planned involving hamburgers, Sangria, and Cranium lol. (I made the Sangria and it was delicious :)

Here are some pictures to spice this wordy blog up:

Let's see so a couple days after these photos I went for a third time to Asheville to check out a prospective roommate and apartment as well as to take care of some things for school.

This time was much more successful. I started by going to campus to register for classes and getting my student nurse ID card made. Which I had planned on photo-ing for this blog, but kept forgetting to. So I am no registered for Fundamentals of Nursing and Pharmacology. Which equals out to a little over 8 hours worth of stuff. Fundamentals on Tuesday is from 8 a.m. to 1:50p.m......should be fun. Luckily I only go to school MTW and am off the rest of the week. Also there are no big gaps between classes so I don' t have to just "hang out" at any point.

After that I called the roommate I was going to go meet (again off of craigslist). We decided to meet for lunch at a place called The Yacht Club downtown. Its kind of a caribbean style restaurant. Downtown is LOADED with neat and unique restaurants. I love that! Anywho...this roommate was normal..made normal people jokes..wore normal people clothing...and ate normal people things. lol So I think we hung out downtown a little longer and then she showed me the apartment she had. This was a person seeking other roommate deal. She already had a place. The apartment is that its on the 3rd floor. Bigger than what I have now 3 bedroom/3bath and walk-in closets. The actual bedroom is smaller than mine now obviously (the one I have now is meant to be for two people per room). A combination of being happy to have found someone normal, the security of the type of place I would be renting from, and the determination to finally have something set in Asheville led to me signing a lease. So yeah!!! I have a home in NC now!

Apt stats:

  • individual leases in a 3br/3bath

  • w/d in apt

  • fully furnished, yet only leaving what I need in the bedroom since I have so much furniture already

  • $500/month

  • includes all utilities (internet, heat/air, cable, water, trash)

  • maybe 2 minutes from downtown

  • nice area

  • private bathroom

  • pet friendly

  • gym on site

So, yep I'm very happy to have that taken care of. Suni (pronounced Sunny, but not a hippy) and hung out the rest of the day and went to go eat a place called...Modesto I think. It was latin american food..pretty good. After that we went on a hunt for a cupcake shop. The literal cupcake shop was closed so we found a restaurant guide and walked around town until we found something that looked good. Its so nice to have a downtown you can just walk around and go from shop to shop or to the different restaurants w/o having to get in your car and drive there. We ended up going to a french chocolate shop called the Chocolate Lounge. We split some sort of buttercream cake that had sea salt sprinkled on it....I was hesitant, but it was ok. We both got a liquid truffle too which apparently is pretty much a melted piece of chocolate mixed with spices and maaayyybe a couple drops of milk/cream. Those were very good. I'd tell you what was in mine, but aside from the pistachio I couldn't identify any of the rest...something Indian. Sunny and I have decided to go to a new restaurant each week just to check them all out...and because that's just fun to do.

And that brings us pretty much to now. So let's check it out :)

School Fund: looking pretty healthy. All the money I make from Applebee's goes to savings for tuition and what not. I should be ok (knock on wood) by August when everything is due.

Apt/House: taken care of officially. Lease signed now I just need to move in...which will have to be sometime between August 1st and the 11th.

Roommate: check....and normal!!!

Nursing school: registered; just waiting on orientation which I believe is the 14th of August.(oh by the way. As far as scrubs go Mommy, I have to buy the ones they order there so that everyone matches. I asked)

Boy: Still chatting it up with Bryce lol. He's in Alberta visiting family until next Tuesday. I think I have him tentatively signed up to help me move. He moves from his place to his old boss's house in a couple weeks too. His ex-boss from ORNL and family have gone to some Asian country to live for whatever reason and had asked if he'd like to live there rent free for ...what I want to say was 3 years. I think that's right either 1 or 3 years...I know thats a big difference. lol Oh well.

Ok here's a final pic for analysis. Laura will he do? You're too far away to question ;) So the pic will have to do.

P.S. I currently have to work Saturday, but am trying to get out of that shift so that I can go see Anna. Cross your fingers!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Yes, This is the Second Post in Two Days

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from each of the following departments. What is it:
1.Produce: apples (reddish yellow)
2.Meat: salmon
3.Bakery: croissants
4.Frozen: I never really buy anything frozen...spinach I guess
5.Dry goods: crackers

Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So what's in your bag?
1. jeans
2. either my black long sleeved shirt or my blue sleeveless shirt dependent upon the weather
3. clean underwear

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. I just don't know
2. do you know any good guys?
3. I always date idiots
4. me, me, me, me ,me
5. wahh wahh wahh, (the sound of a pity party)

What 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. sleeping through at least two snoozes
2. going outside. sounds dumb, but I need to be in open air
3. interacting w/ humans. Christmas break in a college town sucks.

You're driving down the road and suddenly you're hit with this sense of road rage. What 3 factors probably contributed to it?
1. unnecessary breaking
2. a semi trying to squish me by coming over into my lane
3. being cut off

You just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. We're talking a 3 hour block with no one around. What 5 activities might we find you doing.
1. napping
2. playing a game online
3. watching Food Network (for me this and napping coincide
4. going out to shop
5. phoning one of the sisters (3 hrs is a long time right now)

We're going to the zoo, but it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. gorillas and chimps (they're right next to each other here)
2. elephants
3. giraffes

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what a you deciding between?
1. ELLEN!!! would love that
2. SNL
3. a new Jim Gaffigan special on Comedy Central
4. idea

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors do you choose?
1. pumpkin spice
2. peanut butter/chocolate
3. daiquiri ice

Somebody stole your purse/wallet, in order to get it back you have to name 5 things that you know are inside to claim it. So what's in there?
1. driver's license
2. debit card
3. credit card
4. student I.D.
5. ins. card

You are at a job fair, and are asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you can have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you.
1. neonatal nurse
2. pediatric nurse
3. the person that checks to see how nice hotels are and rates their stay there
4. chef

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. chill out
2. go out for a team sport
3. stop dating losers
4. sooo many more people like you than you think so stop being so self-conscious

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Well since no one else is blogging I guess I'll just see what I can do.

I wanted to thank all of you guys for coming to my graduation. I feel bad that after having driven so far I was not the best of company. It was nice to have you guys around for that day though. I'm really glad I went home that night. It was fun hanging out w/ Stephanie at Opry Mills. I never really have one on one time w/ any of you guys and I kinda miss it from time to time. It's funny how much we have in common and seem to not even realize it. I'm really looking forward to the weekend after Christmas and all of you being around. Dare I say it, but I'd like to have some new pictures of all of us. It seems like we always take a lot of photos, but i never end up seeing any of them.

Anyhow this week has been very very up and down for me. I guess that's to be expected. I'm feeling a little defiant towards the entire "getting over it" phase. I just don't feel like I should have to feel bad even though for the moment I can't help it. The Christmas music is rather nagging too, for such happy music it can be incredibly depressing. I tend to just go home and keep the t.v. on for distraction. I haven't gotten out all that much, but that will have to change seeing as how I have little Christmas shopping done. I have been thinking about moving to a new area..nothing has really struck my fancy yet, but I'm still looking. I am excited about having a new roommate in January. She seems very nice from e-mails I've received from her. It will be nice just to have someone that's actually home for a change. I don't know that I'm that big a fan of living alone. I think a little noise and maybe a little clutter can be a good thing :).

In completely random news..there's a lady in my office that breeds dachshunds and she has a litter on the way. She always brings them by the office to tempt us. I may cave. I just don't know. I'm not sure that dachshunds are my first choice, but we'll see.

I hope all of you are doing well. Thank you again for being so supportive. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have you guys behind me. Love you! See you either Christmas or the weekend after!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Your Name: Katie
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate. Nog is just ewww
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Mostly wrapped unless we're dealing w/ stocking stuffers
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I like both I think
4 . Do you hang mistletoe? nope
6. What is your favorite holiday dish ((excluding dessert)? sausage balls lol
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: waking up really really early and see the mounds of presents in the den. just the excitement of trying to wake everyone up was fun too.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember why, but Granddaddy let that cat out of the bag when i was visiting up there. I think I was 9 or so
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? not usually
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I don't really have a Christmas tree. There is a little one that I bought last year. It maybe stands three feet high. It has a few clear ornaments that I put on it, but that is it
11. Do you love snow or hate it. I love snow. it is very calming
12. Can you ice skate? I can, but I'm not very skilled at it
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I don't think I've had a single favorite. I remember the year I got my guitar was awesome and the year I got that huge teddy bear. I couldn't believe it was mine.
14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? family
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? hmm, I don't think I really associate too many desserts w/ Christmas alone, so I don't know
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? breakfast @ Mammaw's
17. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? I think I really do prefer giving if it is something I know they'll like. I don't mind getting presents either though.
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Ave Maria
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Yuck most of the time. I'm not big into hard candy

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple weeks.

I do have some news I guess. My roommate is moving NOT because of me lol. Her brother just bought a house and has two extra bedrooms so she's really wanting to move in w/ him. So it appears that I will be getting a new roommate soon..possibly. It will be lonely in the apartment w/o her, but hopefully she'll find a replacement soon.

Anyhow send me some sunshine and lollipops. I needs the pick me ups. :) Love you guys

Friday, November 02, 2007

Oh what a week. There's nothing really of highlight to say. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster, though, that's for sure. No, nothing had really changed since the beginning of the week. I have just been up and down in dealing with it all. Sometimes being such a girl kinda sucks. What's all this emotion stuff about? I sometimes think I'd be better off without it.

I'll be in Hendersonville this weekend. I think I'll most likely head back Saturday morning. Its not my favorite trip to make, just because the winding roads seem to make things take longer, but it will be good to be home for a little bit.

I did manage to add some things to my Kaboodle last night for those of you that might be interested...Santa. All clothing is pretty much medium. I think I tagged all of the items as medium, but just in case you didn't see it. It's all good quality and at good prices too. I don't know if I should really say that, but it's true. I shop there now mainly ( I mean...a turtleneck sweater (no it won't fall apart after a couple washings) for $11. I think so!

Well anyways I command that all of you update your blogs now so that I will have something to read and distract myself with :).

Love you all,