Sunday, February 25, 2007

I'm taking a political science class this semester and after reading this last chapter I'm a little concerned. It was talking about the FCC and how they say they don't have control over the cable programming and therefore it's up to the different stations to put on what they think is appropriate. I didn't know that the FCC only had jurisdiction over the "air waves", which is what, the regular radio stations and 4 TV stations- the one's you can get with an antenna? Maybe I'm slow for not knowing that, but it's very disturbing to think that the people who have control over what comes on TV don't have anyone to answer to. What good is the FCC then? Why are they getting paid to control nothing? Give me a break.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

We had a good time down in Oklahoma visiting family. It's always nice to spend time with loved ones. It's a little sad since I didn't get to spend too much time with my brother and sister, they were both busy with other things. I guess that's what happens as we grow up. I understand, but it still kinda sucks. My sister's 16 now, and has a boyfriend, so she's always busy spending time with him. We did take one afternoon together and went shopping, which was nice. My brother had to work, but when he was home he was spending time with his girlfriend. I'm annoyed at her too, lol. She asked my sister if she wanted to buy her car, and my sister said she's interested, but of course my dad has to check it out and she has to test drive it as well. So, my brother's gf asked my sister if she wanted to test drive in on Sunday, and she said yes. Well, Sunday comes and she doesn't show up. We texted her and she said that she was going to visit my brother (who was out of town working). That irritated me because SHE'S the one that asked my sister if she wanted to test drive it that day. Good grief, don't make plans if you don't plan on following through with them! Anyways, other than that I had a really good time seeing my family and me and my mom spent a lot of time talking, which was great. I really enjoy hanging out with my mom, she's an awesome person and a great mom.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I'm going to do my "Gettin' Fit Friday" today, because I won't be here tomorrow. I've been doing good, but I have cut back a little on my exercising. I had to slow down because I just need to maintain my weight now, and not lose too much more. I bought an ab lounger. It definitely works. It seems a lot easier on my back doing crunches on that then it is on the floor. I like it.

I had a good Valentine's. Having Eric home was so amazing. He had to work late (I'm not a big fan of the new unit, lol) but we still had an amazing time together. He had a beautiful flower arrangement sent to me. Here's a picture:
We also went out to eat and just had a good time spending the evening together.

I hope that everyone else had a great Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I had a follow-up appointment today with the surgeon who did my gallbladder surgery. It went really well, he looked at my incisions and said that everything is good and that I won't have to see him again. I also had to do some lab work today that was ordered about a month ago. I had a yearly checkup last month and the dr wanted me to get some tests done. I'm not sure what all they wanted to do, but they took 4 vials of blood from me. She wanted me to do a cystic fibrosis test to see if I carry the gene that could be passed to my kids. I decided not to do that one. I don't see the reason why I should. It doesn't run in my family and I don't see the point in checking for all this stuff that might or might not happen in our future. I'm just not that interested in making myself crazy and getting tested for things that don't run in my family. Anyways, I don't know why but she also ordered a test on my thyroid. I guess it's cause I told her I had lost quite a bit of weight. I told her it was my own doing though. I hate getting tests done, but at least I can see some kind of point in testing the thyroid.

On a brighter note, my brother is sweet. He texted Eric this morning and asked him to go and get me a rose for Valentine's Day and a card from him. He's thoughtful like that (sometimes, lol). He also go my mom and sister something. I told my mom that he had done that for me (before her and my sister got theirs) and she said, "don't tell your sister, just in case he doesn't do that for her." lol... Mom's.

Speaking of mom's my grandma is so funny. She's 68 years old and she has a computer and she emails me all the time and rambles about whatever's on her mind. She's so cute, she emailed me the other day about the Gilmore Girls. She watches that show and she wanted to know what I thought of two of the main people in it, lol. I swear, she's the cutest grandma, I love her.

I was talking to my mom yesterday and she said my dad was missing me. She said they went to the store the yesterday and he picked up a jar of pickles (I love pickles and they never stay around a house too long if I know they're there) and he said, "I'm going to get these, and it'll send out a signal to pud (that's his nickname for me) to come home." lol... I got a big kick out of that cause we're planning on going home this weekend, I guess it worked.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Gettin' Fit Friday is upon us again. I'm growing a little bored with my workout routine. I'm looking to by an ab lounger. I've wanted one for a while now, but I just haven't got one yet. I think I need to change things up a bit, so I don't burn myself out.

Eric went to his new unit on Tuesday. It was weird to see him wearing a new patch. It's about half the size of his old one, it looks so odd. He said that it's going well. He doesn't like the fact that he had to leave the Cav unit, but he said it's not as bad as he thought it would be. He's supposed to get a four day weekend next weekend. I really want to go home and see family. It seems like it's been forever since we were down there. The only problem is that the new unit he's in does a lot of details, so he could end up stuck doing one of them. I guess there's a funeral detail during the four day that they still have assigned people to, so hopefully he's not choosen for that.

We have about 5 more months here, and then we'll be going back to OK. I can't wait for that time to come, but I've decided it's not as bad here as I thought it was for the first year we were here. It's not getting to me being away from family as much as it did before, which is a huge step for me. Eric submitted his green-to-gold active duty packet, and the board is in May. We'll know around June if he was accepted. If he is that would be great, he would stay on active duty, but he would be going to school as his job. If he doesn't get accepted for that, though, he's still already accepted to the ROTC down there, so we're going either way. Just the last option is that we will be more strained on money then the first option. I'm praying that he gets choosen for the active duty option though, he's really excited about it.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I think I may go off my rocker very soon. I swear, physical science was designed to make people go crazy, because that's exactly what it's doing to me. Prayers would be graciously accepted.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I meant to write this yesterday, but time got away from me. Things are good around here. I'm back to being able to do my normal things since the surgery. I think I healed up in really good time. I even started working out again on Thursday, but I did have to cut back a little, but I think I'm doing good. I've lost 4 lbs. My sister asked me what I named my gallbladder so I told her "gally". Then I told my brother I was 1 lb from my goal weight (before the surgery) and said that by the time I came out of surgery I should be my goal weight. So I texted him yesterday and told him that since gally's out I'm 1/2 lb below my goal weight, lol. We're a weird family, lol. My sister's 16 and she's the typical teenage girl, very very moody. She sent me a text today and asked if she could come live with us, she's arguing with our parents. Girls, lol. Eric's unit disbanded in December, but there's still a few of them left in the unit, waiting to be put into different units or be stationed at other bases or whatever. Eric's been with them too, but he has to go on Monday to a different unit, he's not looking forward to it. They got most everyone from the old unit together yesterday for one last time and we all went out to eat, it was pretty nice.

School is going ok too, but physical science is kicking me in the rear. I hate it.