Friday, November 30, 2007

Road trip

Good Morning!  I love being able to wake up and have a little bit of down time before the day starts.  I have the day off today so I have some extra time to just sit and go though journal alerts and enjoy them at a nice pace!  Seems I also have time to post and entry!  Amazing!
Today I am taking Josh to Grand Valley State University.  He has a tour and a meeting with a counslor and with the cross country coach.   It should be very exciting.  He is acutally thinking about going out of state also though too.  He could get more scholarship money from and out of state school than from one here in Michigan so we will have to see what all happens with that.  He really loves Grand Valley though and he hasn't even really checked it all out yet.  He has gone to a meet there though and loved it. 
Tomorrow is going to be fairly busy for me.  I have to work in the morning and then we have a Christmas party to go to in the evening.  I am looking forward to the party.  My boss at my job that I left is the one who is having it and I am looking forward to seeing everyone that I worked with for so long.  It hasn't been that long I know but I still miss them all!  It should be an enjoyable evening.  She has this party every year and it happens to be the party that Mark proposed to me at.  Yes he did it in front of my boss and all my coworkers!  They were all in on it though!  LOL!  So the night has an sentimental meaning to me also. 
I love my new job.  It is a huge challenge and I am just getting to learn my way around everything.  It is awesome though.  It will be a few years of major changes for that area in the hospital but it will be so worth it in the end.  Everything that they are putting into place will make things there run so much more smoothly.  Lots of grumbling will be heard while getting it in to place but once eveyone learns the new systems they will see how much easier it will make thier jobs. 
Well I guess it is time for me to jump in the shower to get ready to go.  I will let you all know how the trip went.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Survey says........

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
I would be totally stunned since I had a hysterectomy six years ago but I would be SUPER happy

2. Do you trust all of your friends?

3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?

4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?  Not really

5. Can you make a dollar in change right now?
6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor?
alot of my friends are doctors, I work in an operating room.
7. Are you afraid of falling in love?

9. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
lots of different people do

10. Whats your most favorite scar?
I am not fond of any of them but I guess my csection one.

11. When was the last time you flew in a plane?
march 3,2007

12. What did the last text message you sent say?
you got an acceptance letter from was to my son john

14. Fill in the blank. I love:
Jesus and my family

17. How many kids do you want to have?
I have five children and one step daughter. I would have more if I could but I cant so I won't

18. Would you make a good parent?
I am a good parent :)

19. On your Myspace, where was your default picture taken?
the hallway of my house

20. Whats your middle name?

21. Honestly, whats on your mind right now?
Christy has a myspace?

22. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be? oh this is to tough to answer

23. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding? Linda

24. What are you wearing right now?
blue jeans

25. Righty or Lefty?

26. Best place to eat?
luckys steak house

27. Favorite jeans?
28. Favorite animal?

29. Favorite juice?
cranberry juice

30. Have you had the chicken pox?

31. Have you had a sore throat?

32. Ever had a bar fight?
unfortunatly yes

33. Who knows you the best?

34. Shoe size?

35. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?
glasses when I drive at night
36. Ever been in a fight with your pet?
37. Been to Mexico?
38. Did you buy something today?
yes,  a 5ft plam tree with christmas lights on it to put next to my hot tub and to use at the camper when it is warm again.

39. Did you get sick today?

40. Do you miss someone today?
every single day

41. Did you get in a fight with someone today?

42. When is the last time you had a massage?
about a year ago

43. Last person to lay in your bed?
Mark.  Does he count since it is his bed too?

44. Last person to see you cry?

45. Who made you cry?

46. What was the last TV show you watched?
Dancing with the stars but Ifell asleep before the end!

47. What are your plans for the weekend?
Friday I am taking Josh to Grand Valley State University, hopefully meet Kelly while we are there,  Saturday morning I am working, Saturday night we are going to a Christmas party, Sunday is church

48. Who do you think will play along?
I hope everyone who reads will

49. Who was the last person you hung out with?

50. If your "significant other" asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say? ABSOLUTELY, YES!



Saturday, November 17, 2007

Working on the mess

Well I have been working on projects in my house for the last several weeks.  Projects to get rid of clutter.  I can't stand it clutter and I seem to be building up alot of it.  Last weekend I started on my bedroom.  My bedroom is the room that has the most clutter because it is the room that I put everything that I think I need to look at later, ie...magazine articles, magazines that I don't have time to go through, books that I want to read....well I managed to get it all cleaned out, the closet included, but now I have piles of things in my room that I have to take care of.  Even I was a little shocked by the extent of it. 
In my room I have now have the following piles
46 actual magazines
8 sales catologs
49 books to read
5 books that I have started but not finished!
Well I know it is going to take me alot of time to go though all this stuff, mostly the books to read.  The magazines I can go though and clip out the pages I want to keep for recipes and such.  I have manilla folders that I keep certain articles I want to keep and file them in the file cabinet.  The recipes I put in a manilla folder until I am able to add them to the computer.  I am hoping to get alot of this done this weekend!  Keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to get though at least the magazines. 
HUmmmmm do you realize this means that I will be able to sit on the couch wrapped in a blanket all day and still accomplish what i want to accomplish???

Friday, November 16, 2007

In love so far........

It has been a truly wonderful week.  I am still learning my way around that huge place.  I am able to find my way from the parking lot to the locker room.  I can navigate from there to my office and all the OR rooms.  I can manage to find the cafeteria and the gift shop!  I can also find employee health and Starbucks!!  I think I am doing pretty good, most of my daily basis are covered!  Learning the way they do things has been challenging.  Going over blueprints of the new Central Supply is awesome.  I can't wait till we start actually working on the area and I can see things starting to take place!  There is alot of boring work that needs to be done..........catolog numbers collected, correct names found.......things along those lines to get all the instruments and sets on line and up and running.  Months of work will be taking place to get that going.  Good thing I found the Starbucks cuz hours sitting in front of a computer will make me very tired!!  I haven't had a problem with that this week though.  I am to excited to be tired. 
We have a trip to Grand Valley on the 30th of November.  I am looking forward to that and hopefully meeting Kelly!  Let me know Kelly! 
I am looking forward to the time off this week.  We have Thursday off for  Thanksgiving but we also get Friday off as a holiday too.  Four days off will be marvelous!  Well just wanted to update.  Hopefully tomorow I will get a chance to leave another entry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Yesterday was my first day at U of M.  I was in orientation all day.  I thought it was going to be boring but the day just flew by and I acutally enjoyed all the presentations.  Today is another day of orientation for half the day and then it is on the the hospital so I can start my new job.  I am so excited.  Nervous too.  I haven't had to go though an orientation and things like that in 20 some years! 
They did have an awesome party for me Friday night.  There were alot of people there and we had a great time. 
I will update more later!  Have a great day.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


4 Jobs I've Had

core coordinator for OR

Burger King

Receptionist for H & R Block

Appointment setter for Waldonwoods


4 Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

Pretty Woman


Terms of Endearment

Dare Devil


4 Places I Have Lived

 Ferndale Michigan

Oak Park Michigan

Pleasant Ridge Michigan

Hartland Michigan


4 TV Shows I Love To Watch

Grey’s Anatomy

Dancing with the stars

The Bachelor

Brothers and Sisters


4 Places I've Been To On Vacation






4 Websites I Visit Daily






4 Favorite Dishes




fast food (my biggest downfall)


4 Places I'd Rather Be Right Now


Bora Bora



4 People I'm Tagging

anyone who wants to play along

Friday, November 9, 2007

The twins

I had someone ask me about my twins the other day and I wanted to do an entry about them.  My twins are my babies.  The were numbers 4 and 5.  I can't believe that they are almost 18 years old already!
John and Josh (John is older by one minute, and is on the left in this pic) have always been very athletic.  They have been in some type of organized sport since they were in 4th grade.  They played basketball (John still does)  they played football (neither does anymore) they played baseball (neither does anymore) josh tried wrestling for one season, and they both run on cross country and track.  Cross country and track are the two sports that they EXCEL in.  They are both awesome runners.  Both have recieved scholarship offers from various universitys.

For the last few months we have been visiting different campuses and taking tours and meeting with counselors and coaches.  Yesterday we went to Central Michigan University. 
I am quite sure this is where John is going to go.  He loved it there.  I have to say that I liked it alot to.  The fact that it is only two hours from home makes it very appealing to Mom.  That and the fact that the Soaring Eagle Casino and Hotel is only 10 minutes from the campus makes it nice too!  Mom can come visit John and stay the night at the Casino Hotel (maybe win some money to help pay for two colleges eductions at the same time!)
Josh has pretty much decided that he wants to attend Grand Valley State University.
The reason that Josh wants to go to this college is because they have the whole six year physical therapist program there.  He won't have to transfer to another college after finishing his four year degree.  That and the fact that his girlfriend is going there and his best friend. 
John and Josh's track and cross country coach, inhigh school, went to the University of Tennessee!  Yes Dad he sure did go there and he is true to his school to this day!!  John and Josh are not going to go to school there because Mom could not handle them being so far from home!  And they never acutally asked to look at a college that was outside of the state of Michigan.  So I gues they will staying close enough to home to visit Mom every few weeks.  (like getting thier laundry done) 
I get really sad when I think about them leaving me, but I also get really excited when I think about what awesome boys they are and what wonderful men they are growing into.  I will keep you all updated on how things go with them!

Mate Meme

The Mate Meme

1. Who is your mate?
Mark is my hubby, my mate

2. How long have you been together?
Our first date was Feb. 14th 2003.  We were married on Feb. 26, 2005

3. How long dated?
Two years

4. How old is your mate?
He is 41

5. Who eats more?
He does

6. Who said "I love you" first?
He did

7. Who is taller?
He is by far

8. Who sings better?
Neither of us!

9. Who is smarter?
Not sure

10. Whose temper is worse?

11. Who does the laundry?
I ususally do but he will do it when I am busy

12. Who does the dishes?
All of us, kids included

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
If your laying in bed it would be him

14. Who pays the bills?
He actually writes them out but the money to pay them is earned by both of us

15. Who has bigger feet?
He does

16. Who has longer hair?


17. Who is better with the computer?
I am, he rarely uses it

18. Who mows the lawn?
The kids do

19. Who cooks dinner?
Sometimes him sometimes me

20. Who drives when you are together?
He does

21. Who pays when you go out?

He dies

22. Who is most stubborn?
I am

23. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?
Not sure on this one

24. Whose parents do you see the most?
His, mine are both deceased

25. Who kissed who first?
He kissed me first

26. Who asked who out?
He asked me out

27. Who proposed?
He did, at  my work Christmas party at my bosses house.  The two of them had it all planned out.  Yes I am friends with my boss so it wasn't akward for him to plan it with her!

28. Who is more sensitive?
I am

29. Who has more friends?
That is probably pretty equal

30. Who has more siblings?
I do

31. Who wears the pants in the family?
Be both do.
That was fun!  I hope you all play!  It will fun to learn a little more about your 'better half'!!! 
I hope everyone does it... even the men!