Saturday, August 30, 2008

Update on Baby Sara

They are talking about sending Sara home! How exciting! But please keep praying for her. She still cannot suck, so she'll have to be on a feeding tube. She is also not tracking (following objects with her eyes). So please stay in prayer for her. Also, her parents are nervous about taking her home. They're afraid they won't know how to properly take care of her.

This Is Hilarious!

Thanks to my friend Kortney for posting (or re-posting) this... it truly is a cut above the rest!

Just in case you need some writing inspiration. Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners:

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli, and he was room temperature Canadian beef.

5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.

6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.

9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in anothercity and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.

13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.

16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.

18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.

21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.

22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.

I've Been Tagged--7 Random Facts

The rules:
-Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
-Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
-Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here are mine...

1- Numero uno... I attended Northwest University with a major in education, but graduated early with an AA. It was a good thing, though. I didn't want to do education. I just thought I had no way out b/c I was already like 180 credits into it lol...

2- I could use a nap.

3- I'm really excited about the Bones Season Premiere (3 days and counting, September 3rd on Fox) Yeah... I accept my addiction. I choose to do nothing about it. ;)


5- I prayed for Anna's blue eyes. Mine are brown. Paul's are blue. God heard my prayer. Yippee!

6- I love to oil paint! I haven't done it since before Anna was conceived, though. I'm paranoid about the chemicals (paint thinner, strong scent of oil paints, etc.)....

7- I have partial adontia... That means that two of my teeth are "baby" teeth. There were no adult teeth beneath them. I'm praying Anna didn't inherit it. I hate it. If I had the money, I'd have them capped or veneered--something along those lines.

Here they are:
Loving God Means Loving People
Storing Up Treasures in Heaven
3 Angels to Grow Me
Get the Lead Out
Seeryus Mama
Our Journey Home
21st Century Nomad

BFF Gold Card Award

Aww... :D Thank you very much to Sarah of Sassyfrazz for nominating me for the BFF Gold Card Award!
Just a few tidbits of info on Sarah--She is the mother to 4 (one of whom is on the way!!!) and she is a wonderful Christian woman and a fantastic blogger!

Here are the rules for this award:- Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.- 4 of them followers of your blog.- One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the World!

Here are my peeps (in no particular order):

1. Renee@ Life With My Special Ks--A blog about being a busy mom to four beautiful children and battles with leukemia and Down's Syndrome, and also being a wife to a military man. ;)

2. Lisa @ What Have I Done--Lisa blogs about her busy life with a full time job, hubby, and two beautiful school age girls!

3. Violet @ Just A Girl And Her Dog--Violet is a friend of mine from college. She is a nanny and an awesome auntie!!!

4. Shannon @ Gabi's World--One of my fave blogs! Shannon blogs about her busy life as a mom to three beautiful children, one teenager, one school age daughter, and one little toddler son. She's also a step-mommy to two sons. Her daughter, Gabi has Down's Syndrome... adventure is around every corner with this brood... seriously! :D

For #5, I don't know anyone who quite fits the bill, but there are a million great blogs to your right of the screen!!! Enjoy!

Breastfeeding Vice Prez

Thanks for the blurbs of info on Sarah Palin! She is also a breastfeeding mother! Now that just MAKES MY DAY! Seriously!!! Wow!!! OK, I officially have a girl-crush on this woman. ;) hehe Just kidding! But seriously... o.O

(Somebody mentioned that Palin also has adopted, but thank you firemom(!!!) that info may not be true. If anybody has the truth, that would be great... either way! I'm excited to have a booby mama on the ticket hehehe)