Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Anyways....The NHL Draft has been taking place lately and the people are moving around like crazy. You can check all the info out on the website, and a great littel website it is. It gives you tons of news releases, the top 5 Picks and what teams are in Round 1 and Round 2. They are very thorough on this site, which I like. You don't have to go from site to site looking for the info that you are looking for! Very nice! What's even cooler is that they give you top prospects from places around the world....you have to scroll down a bit for it, but...it's cool! You can also roam throughout the site quite easily looking at all information and news pertaining to the NHL Hockey Leagues and about the sport! Have fun all you sport fanatics!!
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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tonight, I worked for about 45 minutes in my room. I made a storage pile, a goodwill pile and a huge bag of garbage. Again, UGH!
You have to understand that I haven't had a truly permanent spot for years, so most of my stuff is actually in storage. There are days that I don't even remember what I own anymore! I might as well just sell my storage unit off and start over! Oh I can only imagine the day that I get my own house or apartment and have somewhere to put everything.
Don't forget that I still have boxes of stuff over at my sister's house in Moses Lake....she has been crating around all my Christmas stuff (Mind you, she uses my stuff every Christmas), plus a few more boxes of who knows what. And when I was there last week I saw some cool shelves I bought a few years ago out in the garage. I think that above all else....husband, children, work, etc...I want a permanent place on this Earth. Granted it would be wonderful if that permanent place included a husband and kids....put I've come to be content with the single life.
So, I'm taking a break for now...I think that I am going to go start the last Harry Potter book!
Right now a great e-learning place is Capella University! They recently launched new degree programs and 8 new graduate and undergraduate specializations in:
- education (obviously my fav)
- information technology
- public safety
And what's more? They are a fully accredidated program...this is very important when you are looking at colleges...online or in person!
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The lesson? Don't be stupid with credit cards! But more importantly....be obedient to God and He will help you dig out of pits that you create yourself! Don't we serve an awesome God?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Ok, so I went and saw this movie on its opening night...Friday, with my sister, Maddy and Mason (although Mason didn't let me sister watch much of the movie). And it was in Moses Lake, WA, that I secretly fell in love with Zac Efron...cutie patootie from High School Musical who plays Link! I liked it so much that I went and bought the soundtrack on Saturday and have been listening to it in my car since then!
Really, though if I have to like someone a bit closer in age to me....I would have to say that I also think James Marsden who plays Corny Collins, the host of the local dance show, is pretty darn good looking too....and he can sing and dance as well! Such talented people!
Really though...how much do I love this show? Well, I went and saw it again tonight with Holly, Rodney and Shirley (Holly's Grandma)....again...it was fantastic. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who plays Tracy Turnblad is hilarious as is John Travolta who plays her mom Edna. Actors from the original movie are in it as well....Jerry Stiller and Rikki Lake (The original Tracy Turnblad). You have to go see this movie...you will dance out of the theater.
I've been telling my best friend Susana for years that I think life should just be one big musical. I would love to sing and dance through the day (although I have a difficult time remembering the words to songs!)....maybe someday I'll have the chance to be in a "real life" type musical. Until then I think I'll go listen to my soundtrack and pretend that I'm the next regular on the Corny Collins Show!
Anyway...what's new with Rachel? Thanks for asking, I'll let you know:
- Sadie and I are doing well (that's my car for those of you who don't know)
- My nephew who was attacked a week ago by a dog is doing much better!!!! His eye is going to be fine and the bruising is pretty much gone...you can see some scars but Praise God nothing major happened!
- I am still moving...the move date is August 8th...why a Wednesday? Oh, because my friend Alissa is coming with and she has to work the 7th!
- School.....I am finishing my last two classes for this term. My goal is to work my butt off and get them finished in the next two weeks so I don't have to worry about them while I move, find a new job, find a place to live, etc!
LASTLY!!! My Birthday is coming up! I know it isn't until September 16 (Happy BD to James on the same day!); however, in my family I am well known for telling everyone way early that my birthday is coming. ALthough I did teach that trick to Mason last week and now he is going around asking people, "Who's Birthday is coming up?" "Masons!" His is in August!
Blessings to all who prayed for Mason, our family truyly appreciates it. We know we saw a miracle last week! Have a fantabulous week and stary warm or dry or cool...depending on the particular day you find yourself in here in the Pacific NW!
Here is another article that you can compare from The News-Sentinel.Com (out of the Fort Wayne area) which represented the facts more appropriately!
So what was misrepresented and what is the truth in regards to the building of this new BP Refinery in Whiting? You can read the main facts about the refinery here: BP Document. And I'll tell you about a few:
- Water going into Lake Michigan--it will only be treated water going into the lake. Nothing more than water is going back into the lake...no chemicals, no impurities, just water!
- Environmental and People Harm--There is none! They are being very careful to maintain safeguards to environment and to people who come in contact with the refinery or work there....
- In fact this refinery is bringing tons of new jobs to the midwest, and in an era where work is hard to come by this is GREAT!!!
- Fuel for the Midwest--This is another GREAT component for a country where the gas prices are sky high and fuel is hard to come by!
You can read all these facts and more at the BP Whiting Refinery Fact Sheet. Check it out and make your own educated conclusion...you will see that this refinery is a good thing for our economy and not the monster that some newspapers have made it out to be!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This picture is taken a few days ago...Monday I think when we got to Sacred Heart...maybe it was yesterday...the days kind of run together when you are in the hospital!
This is Mason being funny and showing me how he can puke in the cute pink bucket! We made a mini movie of him showing me how he can puke...weird child!
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'll keep you posted!
8:05 pm...update....Mason was looked at by the opthamologist who said everything looked fine! He still have to stay in the hospital a few days to make sure that infection doesn't set in. Him and I just finished walking around the ped floor for awhile with his IV stand "Lichenstein"...where he came up with that name I'm not sure! Thanks for everyone who has prayed.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
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This was probably one of my favorites....it even had smoke coming out of its nose! Where the rowers sat? I'm not sure! And I'm not sure that the people who built this are sane...that is way too much time and energy!
I saw this one and thought of my friends Ben and Heather who race jeeps with their family. Sadly, this jeep didn't make it too far once it got in the water!
This was the one I voted to win the KMPS "Most Country" Award. It was a wagon with horses! The wheels are the paddles and they had a little girl up on the seat pretending to drive the wagon! Way cute!
As you can see, if you are planning on entering next year's Seafair Milk Carton Derby Race you better start thinking of ideas now and building soon otherwise you are going to be blown out of the competition!
Friday, July 06, 2007
A little blurry...but this is Miracle Ranch in Purdy where we got to watch an awesome firework show! Thanks goes out to those fabulous um...pyro technicians...Josh, Rodney, & the Downing Brothers!
Barbara sitting by the campfire
Charlie...he always has a smile on his face!!
Beautiful Waves...I'm looking forward to learning how to surf in the warm waters of California!
Just the three of us (Rodney had to take the picture!)....Holly, Gwen and Rachel!
So here are some pictures...taken with my new digital camera (That I finally got hooked up to the computer...not my new computer, but oh well). Me and Dajia swingin' on the front porch enjoying our popsicles.
That first taste can be sour sometimes!
Oh yeah baby! Those are the best....now if only I can convince my Mommy and Daddy to move to a neighborhood where the popsicle man visits everyday....and find lots of quarters in my Daddy's pocket or down inside the couch!!!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I bought a car today! What? Wait for it...
.....2007 Saturn ION....it only has 50 miles on it!!!!
Even better....nothing down....0% interest.....
So besides the fact that I got a new car, I qualifed for 0% interest!!!!! To me, that is the best answer to prayer ever....I have been working very hard at getting my credit rating back to good and it happened....
Monday, July 02, 2007
So for all those questions you have on flying termites: what are they, how do you get rid of them, how do you keep them gone, and everything else you wanted to know check out this guide to getting rid of termite infestations. Having advance knowledge of things may help you out in the long run. You don't want to be trying to figure out how to get rid of those pesky termites when they've already invaded!
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In other news...nothing much happen' here! I worked this weekend at the Taste of Tacoma, I did some homework, went to church and vegged on the couch watching TV last night.....TLC has some fascinating shows on late at night!