Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Mr." Obama?!!

OK, maybe I haven't been paying attention but in the last 2 days I have heard the media on the radio and on a major network news station refer to our President as Mr. Obama. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's PRESIDENT Obama to you!

Really people help me out because I honestly don't remember President Bush EVER being called Mr.

Is it me?

(Oh, and if it's not me, color this woman pissed! I'm just sayin'...)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Remember me?

It's been over 2 years since I posted anything and I'd imagine that anyone who used to visit here has long since given up on me. So I guess, at least for now, I'm just writing for me.

Why write at all? Maybe I just need a witness...

So much has changed over the last 2 years. It feels like my whole life has changed. I've completed 2 years of seminary and am now in my senior year. I've crammed my head full of facts, opened my heart to new people and places, loved and lost, and allowed myself to be formed into things I didn't know I was or could be.

And now here I am. My toes hanging over the precipice. I can't imagine jumping but it doesn't matter because the ground is going to give, one way or the other. A beloved priest friend likened this phase of my journey as unstoppable--like coming down the birth canal. My reponse? EWWW!!! I get what she meant but the visual was disconcerting to say the least! ... still, there are moments of feeling completely disoriented, squeezed to the point of expiration, and blinded by the brief glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel.

Very little has turned out to be the way I thought it was or would be. Note to self: the future is unlikely to be any different. I guess it's a good thing that I'm going into the "faith business." :)

But I can't end my first (only?) post back on such a glib note. I may be standing on the precipice but I don't stand, or fall for that matter, alone. If I've learned anything over the last few years it's that all of life is relationship--with each other, ourselves, and God. I spend my days in class and chapel with innumerable opportunities for connection and I am blessed. So, if when I'm home alone, done with my reading and paper writing for the day, I may just need to connect one more time. I think that's why I wrote...

Friday, August 17, 2007

Missing but not dead and gone...

Have been very negligent with ye ol' blog of late, so will try to fill in the gap a bit.

Radioactive girl did indeed get busted at the airport. The ironic part was it happened on the fourth and final plane ride of the trip. None of the other airports had picked it up. On top of that the isotopes (sp?) were suppsed to be out of my system in a week. I got busted on day 10. Go figure!

I got back to the big apple in time to finish up 2 more weeks of work. Saying goodbye is exhausting. I had not anticipated becoming so attached to my co-workers. I feel really blessed to have worked with such good people for the last year and a half.

The day after I finished up at the job I was supposed to be on a plane at 7:45 a.m. to God's country (Canada, for anyone that's new here!). Well that was not to be for reasons that are still somewhat ambiguous. So after being up at 4:30 a.m. I turned around at 8:30 and went home. I ended up on a plane the next day at the same time.

Which brings me up to the present. I have been with my family in Canada since the 4th and it's been really wonderful. Where my mother lives is breathtakingly beautiful. I've tried to take some pics but don't know how to download them on this computer--will try to remedy that when I return home.

I can't believe that I start school the week after next. It's amazing how long it's taking me to get used to this idea. It still feels very surreal. I feel as if I'm teetering on a precipice and it's exciting and unnerving all at the same time. I'm sure I'll calm down once I've begun and I see what it's like. In the meantime I will continue the deep breathing accompanied by the occasional cocktail!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Yes, I am...

(at least for the next few days)
I got a nuclear stress test this afternoon and was told that I need to stay away from pregnant women and small children for the next few days. Oh yes, and when I go on vacation this week, I can expect to set off the airport security devices. (They gave me a card to verify why I'm setting off the alarms. Let us hope that the highly intelligent airport security can read and reason, um, intelligently.)

The test said that all is well with my heart which means that the chest pains are indeed due to stress. What a goober I am!

Later in the evening I'm planning on turning off all the lights and see if I glow in the dark.

Friday, July 06, 2007

This blog is rated...

Stole this from I can't remember where but since I felt the need to post something, it served its purpose.

I know this place has been completely boring lately. For anyone that still stops by may I just say "bless you!"

I have exactly 4 weeks left at work before I go to God's Country (translation: Canada) for a respite before the major life change (read: school).

Lots of stuff has happened this last month: student housing fell through so I will not be moving onto campus (have decided this is a blessing in disguise, which doesn't mean there wasn't histrionics when I first found out--I am a drama queen afterall); a dear friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last week (possible post forthcoming...); and during routine check up I found out I have high blood pressure for the first time in my life (it was fine 4 months ago). My conclusion is that the stress has finally caught up with me (at least my body seems to think so).

So anyway, hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
Later 'gators!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My beautiful Mom

I am woefully late with this, but my mother's birthday was on Monday and she is 81 years young!

Dear Mom,

Hope you won't mind me posting some pics of you but I think you look really beautiful and I wanted to
share them.
Thank you for all you've given me in my life. I so appreciate every loving gesture and every generous gift and opportunity. I wish you continued health and an abundance of peace and joy. May every day be filled with the confidence that you are loved and that you are important. Always will be.

I love you Mom.
Forever xoxo

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It is an insistent grace that draws us to the edge and beckons us to surrender safe territory and enter our enormity.

--Stephen & Ondrea Levine

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