Friday, May 30, 2008

Aiiiiiiiiiiir Force

We arrived back in Oklahoma last night after six days on the road in Colorado for Kasey's Air Force Academy graduation. I wish I had the time to write about everything we did, but I don't have that much energy right now. I think I could sleep for two straight days. Here is a brief rundown of the week long events:

*Dinner at Casa Bonita in Denver
*Whitewater rafting on the Colorado River at the Royal Gorge
*Air Force parades wrapped in blankets
*Lots of eating
*Hanging out in Manitou Springs
*Pizza party in the hotel lobby
*Dinner and show at the Flying W Ranch
*Kasey's Air Force commissioning ceremony in the Air Gardens
*Early morning runs and workouts followed by free, hot hotel breakfast
*Air Force Graduation in the rain and President Bush's speech
*Eating some more
* A fabulous graduation reception put on my Kody's mom, aunts, and grandmothers
*Fourteen hours in the car on Thursday :)

We had a great time and got to spend a lot of time with lots of family. Since I have done the whole sha-bang once with Robin it was really neat to do it again and really soak it all in. I can't believe it has been two years since she graduated. Kasey will be doing pilot training at Vance in Enid so we'll be pretty close to him which will be fun. Congratulations to 2nd Lt. Kasey King!

Tonight we are going to Edmond for the Mark Harmon weekend. I'm basically going to hang out with celebrities and be discovered. This blog might be a big deal someday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bye, Bye Hair

I chopped my hair off on Tuesday. I had a mini panic attack after the fact, but I'm feeling much better about it now. The real test was running yesterday morning. I had a little stub on the top of my head and fortunately it stayed up the whole time! What a relief. My head is much lighter now which I thoroughly enjoy. All in all I think it was a good move, a little impulsive, but still good.

I booked a flight to Tucson, Arizona for 4th of July weekend. My parents are flying me out there to see Robin for my birthday. I am what you could call a lousy sister. She has lived there almost two years and I haven't been out there once. I'm really looking forward to our sisterly is always interesting. :)

Tomorrow we are heading for Colorado for Kasey's graduation from the Air Force Academy. I'm not a fan of long car rides because I have trouble sleeping in the car and I can't read without getting sick. My goal is to have Kody rub my back the entire trip so I can relax, but I have a strange feeling that isn't going to happen. We are meeting my parents at the middle McDonald's on the turnpike tonight to swap Bailey. They are keeping her for us while we are gone. I'm going to miss that monkey dog so much. Tomorrow she turns two. What a big girl!

YAY David Cook!

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Perfectionist

I just took a quiz to find out what breed of dog I would be if I were a dog. I know, I'm thirteen again. My results are below. Very interesting. Do you agree?

Wow, You're a German Shepherd!

German Shepherd
The Perfectionist

Doggedly dedicated to getting the job done, you don't let silly little distractions get in the way of putting in a full day's work. And after you come home, chowing down on a little grub and taking a little catnap is all it takes to get you up and at 'em for round two, whatever that may entail. Your dogma emphasizes the importance of hard work, and you swim laps around your dog-paddling, time-wasting co-workers. Your cleverness leads to you often being entrusted with some pretty important tasks, which you are always more than happy to sink your canines into. You really dig being outdoors and love a bit of exercise, but you draw the line at the ridiculous stuff, choosing a game of beach volleyball over Pilates in the park any day.

FAMOUS GERMAN SHEPHERDS: Teddy Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth, Humphrey Bogart, Oprah
LIKELY PROFESSIONS: Professional Athlete, Policeman, Wilderness Guide, Meteorologist

Trademark Traits:
Handsome and well-built
Intelligent and eager
Strong-willed and fearless
Obedient and protective

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Do the Right Thing

I stopped by Panera to pick up some quick lunch this afternoon. I hardly ever have time to take a leisurely lunch and do anything I want...yes, I am unfortunately a workaholic. That is what advertising does to you! Anyway, I got there around 1PM so the lunch crowd had died down a little bit. The Panera near my office doesn't have the best parking, so I was pretty pleased with myself when I got a spot near the front. I was walking in and saw a big black suburban had pulled into a handicapped parking spot right by the entrance. Two ladies got out, probably in their forties, NOT handicapped. I glanced inside the car and sure enough they had a handicapped hanger properly placed on their rear view mirror. I was just shocked at how obvious it was that neither one of them needed that spot. What if someone else did and it wasn't available? I just think people should think twice before doing things that aren't right, but that they can get away with. Sure, they had the hanger so it does technically allow them to park there, but I guarantee you the hanger wasn't for either of them. Such a shame.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Two Down, Two to Go

I'm feeling a bit giddy today. Today isn't a particularly eventful or exciting day, I'm just giddy. I still have fantastic friends that live no where near me, but make me smile everyday. I've just been thinking about how truly blessed I am.

Kody finished finals today. He is officially half a doctor. Well, maybe he will be half a doctor after he takes boards in June. It has been such an incredible journey, as cliche as that sounds it is true. I've gone from excited to move to Tulsa to "start fresh", to hating it with every inch of my being, to finally finding my place and feeling content with our situation. I know everyone has different experiences as a "med school wife". I feel like mine has been far from ordinary and so different than anything I expected. The past two years have humbled me so much. I have never thought of myself as an outwardly prideful or conceited person. I actually feel like I am far from that, however, I have accomplished a lot in my life and I know that. Coming to Tulsa where no one knew anything about me except for what I let them know has changed my outlook on the world so much. Being a temp with an MBA will do that to you. For the longest time I was the girl whose husband was in medical school which meant I obviously couldn't be ambitious or successful because I was going to live off of him for the rest of my life. Funny how people just make assumptions, of course I know I am guilty of that as well. I finally had to decide to change that idea about me. I'm serving as a board member on the League of Women Voters, I will be the OSU SAA President next year (Vegas here I come!), I'm running races all over the city alone (very out of my comfort zone), and I've thrown myself into our class at church and finally started developing relationships with the girls. I let people in slowly and I am very cautious about that, it has been quite a challenge. I miss my life before Tulsa, but I know I love my life where it is now because I'm becoming a better version of me...and I like me. My life is always changing which makes it exciting. I love that I have no idea what God has in store for us, but it scares me to death at the same time. My ability to let go of control is slowly improving. My need to please everyone and be everything to everyone is fading as well. YAY! I'm so much more fun to be around when I'm not stressed out. :)

In other news, my parents told me they are going to pay my way to Arizona to see Robin for my birthday. I am SO excited. I haven't been there since she moved. It is about time!