Monday, January 28, 2008

The Beard-Off

Kody is currently in a "beard-off" with one of his friends from school. The winner is whoever keeps their beard the longest. Simple enough, except for the fact that my husband is starting to look like a mountain man. Items will soon be able to be lost in that thing. I don't mind scruff, but I do mind ZZ top facial hair. Anyway, the contest isn't strictly about who can keep the beard the longest. The contest is really about whose wife makes them shave first. That person loses. Most of the time when I think about a competition there is a prize. There has to be motivation to win. Ok I'm lying, I usually like to win just so I can say I won. However, if it negatively effects someone close to me (as Kody's beard negatively effects me!) I need a way to make it up to them by winning a prize. It is the respectable thing to do. This "beard-off" does not have a prize. In fact, it isn't a competition between the guys at is a wife competition that I do not want to be in. I am completely torn at this point. I do not want a nasty bearded husband, but I also do not want to lose! What is a girl to do? My mind tells me win! win! win! My eyes, on the other hand, say throw the game. It is completely out of nature to want to lose, but I think at this point I have no choice. I will keep you posted.

In other news, my face has almost completely healed. I must have an amazing immune system. What a difference five days makes. I almost look normal again. I never knew I liked my face so much.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ginny Down...

Tuesday I gave blood. I have given blood a few times before and have never had a problem. In fact, last time I gave blood I played in an intramural football game and ran three hours later. I'm sure that wasn't the smartest thing I have ever done, but I didn't have any problems. This experience was a little different. My work sponsors a blood drive in our building every three months. I encouraged a friend of mine from work to go with me because "It isn't that bad" and I was going to talk her through it. We went down and I got through all my preliminary stuff first. I got hooked up the the bag and it took about five minutes for me to give my blood. I laid in the cot for about five minutes afterwards relaxing because I was going to wait for my friend. I got up and went to the "recovery area" and ate a cookie and drank water. I started to feel dizzy and thought I might need a trashcan. :) I remember thinking I should say something about it and the next thing I know I am lying on a cot in the basement of our building with no clue where I am, how I got there, or what day it was. Apparently I fell out of the chair I was sitting on and landed on my face. This picture was taken about ten minutes after the fall.

As you can tell I look beautiful with two nicely placed carpet burn on my face. I also had carpet in my eye. I ended up going back up to the office and heading home. My friend drove me home because I was really in no shape to drive.

Here is what I looked like on day 2(pink hat):
This is when the swelling set in. I actually landed on my eye and bone around my eye. I couldn't see very well out of it yesterday so I stayed home from work. It was my first sick day ever from any job I have every had. Kody started calling me his "domestically abused Ginny" which of course, isn't funny, but it definitely looks like something besides me falling out of chair happened.
Day 3 (blue shirt): Swelling galore! It is like getting my wisdom teeth out on the left side all over again. At least today I am back at work and can see a little better, although it still is kind of hazy.

Passing out is scary, especially when you don't remember ten minutes of your life. Luckily, other than looking silly I am ok. My blood is going to save three lives. That makes me happy. I will keep you updated on my healing progress.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Lazy Days

The ink on one of my stamps here at work smells exactly like the halls outside the pool at OCCC. It smells like I am walking to the cafeteria to get a bagel after warm-ups at a meet. Isn't it funny how one smell makes you think of things you hardly ever think about? Brains are funny like that.

Kody and I watched fourteen episodes of House Season 3 this weekend. Yes, we were that lazy and it was fantastic. We also ate at Red Robin twice and saw "Juno". I have to say it was a pretty great weekend! I watched two of Kody's hockey games. They lost both, but he played well. Playoffs are this coming Sunday. They are the last seed, mainly because they are win less so far this season. :) Maybe the playoffs will be their time to shine. One win would be nice...just one.

We are going to play in an indoor soccer league. I'm so excited. I miss soccer and I miss the competition. It should be fabulous. I love coed indoor. Good times.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Back in the Groove

My life has returned to normal, well, as normal as my life really gets. I'm finally back at home hanging out with Kody and Bailey, not eating out every night, and relaxing! Don't get me wrong, the holidays were great, but all the traveling just wears me down. I have needed some serious rejuvenation over the past week. I think I need another week of good sleep and I'll be back to normal! I got an iTouch for Christmas which I absolutely love. It has been such a blessing. I know that might sound silly, but it really has been. I finally was able to upload some of my cd's to it on Sunday night. I have about twenty on it right now. Most of them are some of my favorite cd's that are at least four or five years old plus all the Christian artists I have (including New Reign! YAY!) Anyway, the past three days I have been able to listen to it at work. I'm pretty much glued to my computer all day so it's nice to have my music. I cannot explain to you how much it helps to be able to listen to uplifting and positive songs throughout the day. It might sound silly to some, but listening to Christian music completely changes my attitude and outlook. Whenever I start getting stressed out at work or frustrated something in the song just helps me keep it all in prospective. Anyway, that's the only insight into my soul you are getting today. MercyMe "Undone" and Seven Places "Here Us Say Jesus" are two of the best cd's out there. Get them now.

I just finished eating a delicious grapefruit and now my pants are covered in citrus juice. Oops!