Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yeah, playing with templates. Whaddya think?

I.........ain't seeing it.
So, here I go stealing from Jeremy at Notes on Bar Napkins again....

Actually, I think I filled this out already, or something very similar, but I liked it, so here ya go. Please feel free to go ahead and do your own version in, really, please. So I know someone other than my good friend Mr. C is reading this!!!

Did you date someone from your school?
Oh, yes. Never dated anyone from another school. Dave, Jim, Greg, Bobby....and some one or 2 night stands we won't discuss here, including more than one member of a couple different families. ( I know, slut, right?)

Did you marry someone from your high school?
The first one, yeah. JEEZUS on a soda cracker, was THAT a bad idea!!!!

Did you car pool to school?
Nope, walked when we lived in town, then drove either the giant '70 Buick LeSabre (indestructible, that is probably still alive out there, Christine) or the even more bitchin' BLUE BUG!!!

What kind of car did you have?
the aforementioned Urban Assault Buick or Bug of Fame

What kind of car do you have now?
A White Dodge Caravan Mom-van

Its Friday night...where are you now?
Hanging out with Mark and/or the kids

It is Friday night...where were you then?
Cruising Main, parking at PK or Marsh, drinking liquor stolen from my dad and hidden in small bottles in my purse out of Just Rite cups (ask for a cup of ice only, get an X on the cup!)

What kind of job did you have in high school?
Couple different ones.....Clancy's fast food, Durbin Dolly, receptionist/collator for Custom Printers

What kind of job do you do now?
Clerical Assistant 2 for the Dept. of Env. Mgmt

Were you a party animal?
Only secretly. My good friends knew, but most everyone else thought I was a quiet, good little girl. I specifically remember a party during Senior Week when I joined some friends in a car to, umm, partake of some slightly illegals substances, and about 1/2 the people in the car were SHOCKED, I tells ya, SHOCKED!!!

Were you considered a flirt?
Oh, no, I was everybody's buddy.

Were you in band, orchestra or choir?
Choir, Theatre and Speech, baby!!!

Were you a nerd?
If by nerd, this means smart, then, kinda.

Did you get suspended or expelled?
Never. Dodged a giant bullet Senior year through my awesome bullshit skills and rep as a good girl!

Can you sing the fight song?
I can, but I will only sing the Speech Team version, reprinted here for your pleasure:

RTT, we love you RTT
Here's to the dear old Red and Black,
Here's to our spirit, team fight back!
Oral truth, it's better than John Wilkes Booth.
Here's to early morning rides,
Aching heads and sore behinds,

Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)?
I had several....Mr. & Mrs. Blair, Mr. Hufford, Mr. Hodge, Mr. McDaniel---subversives all

Where did you sit during lunch?
Hmmm, on my butt?

What was your school mascot?
A lion...whoopee

If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Only if I knew what I know now. Then I would lay WASTE to SOOOOO many people!!!

Did you have fun at prom?
Hmm, Jr. year I went with my, it was ok. Sr. year I went with one of my best friends...and I think I had more fun with him!

Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with?
Not the Jr. year ex-boyfriend, just because I haven't seen him. I'd LOOOVE to talk to my Sr. date, but I rarely see him.

Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
Probably. I have only missed a few....its always great to see how fat & bald the hot guys have become and how FAT the popular bitches have gotten!! Plus, next time will I have a man to show off!!!!

Do you still talk to people from school?
Yeah, actually I still have a lot of good friends I went to school with.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just in case anyone sees anything on the news....apparently there was a fire at the Ronald McDonald House during the night last night. Brittany called and it was NOT where they are, and everyone is ok.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Update on Xavier.....he is up to 5 pounds!!! Still on oxygen (he was off temporarily, but he still needs a little help) and is taking bottles of breast milk. He is doing very well.

Big brother Jayden is staying at the Ronald McDonald House for a couple of days with Mom and Dad, too, just so they can all be together.

Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes, thoughts and prayers. He will still most likely stay till the end of March, but he is improving every day.
Oh, and let me say something else....I know some of you (well, that's assuming SOMEONE reads this!!!) may look back and think, wow, wasn't that long ago that I was suicidally lamenting the loss of a relationship. And, you're right. But, as they say, hindsight is 20/20. I was stubborn, really thought I was in love, and completely unwilling to see what wasn't working there....probably because I was scared. I had been told for years how different we were, asked why I didn't leave, and so on and so on.

All valid....I was scared, as I said. I was stubborn. That was a relationship that I had so much invested in, I was too close to see the cracks. I had to gain some distance and perspective to see we could not make it together.

I hope you are happy. I hope you are well. I hope your family is, too. I will always care about you all. But, I know now that we couldn't have continued on the way we were going, and that it is better for us that we are no longer together. You did what I could not. I hated you at the time for it, but now I realize that you freed us both to find our destinies. I hope you have, or you will soon. I know I have.

Just want to be really sappy for a minute. I am SO HAPPY right now.
I never really understood the whole thing about "if something is meant to be....." and all that "if you love something set it free...." crap before.....but now I do.
After several years and much pain on both of our parts, our friendship remained. Then, when my life came apart, he was there. Somehow, he knew. I haven't asked him, so I don't know if he felt it or what....but he sent me a little message to let me know he was thinking about me. He didn't even know what had happened.
We started to talk again then, and he was amazingly helpful to the kids and I in getting us moved and such. Finally, I went to see him play music....and I have to say I am proud of myself for making the first move. We both know we carry a lot of baggage, and it won't be easy, but neither of us can imagine life without the other one.
I really found the right one. He makes me laugh, he loves my kids and they love him, he sings to me.....we can talk about anything or nothing. He doesn't make me feel inadequate or small or dumb or....anything but wonderful. He puts his head in my lap and dozes...and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
Thank you for still being there, Mark. Thank you for wanting to take a chance on me. Thank you for not letting my decision many years ago stand between us forever. I was afraid it would.
So, I guess when something really IS meant to be, it will be. And, I cannot wait to be with you everyday, forever.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just so you can see how he is doing....
Just watched a very short bootleg trailer Tarantino's newest, "Inglorious Basterds" (thanks, Pajiba!) Tarantino is very up and love him, or hate him. I think we're gonna LOVE this one! Go to Pajiba to check it out before it disappears!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Xavier is in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, probably until late March. He is down to 4 lbs 4 oz, and is under the bili-lite, but is stable. They were going to attempt to start feeding him milk thru the tube in his umbilical cord yesterday, and may try to remove the vent today.

Brittany is staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Riley, so she can be close to him. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and concerns. Please continue them! There is a lot going on besides Xavier's health and Brittany's for that matter.

Love to you all, and I will keep you updated as I can.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Update on baby X.....he is doing well. Still at Riley, and probably will be until the end of March. He is now under the bili lite, still on the vent, and being fed thru a tube in his umbilical cord. Brittany is now staying at the Ronald McDonald House so that she can be close to him. I will keep you all updated. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Got quite a shock yesterday. Brittany, my 21 year old daughter, was taken in for an emergency C-section, to deliver her baby (Xavier Allen) 6 weeks early. His heart rate was low due to her placenta failing, probably due to a car accident she had about a month ago.

He was taken to Riley last nite via helicopter, and is being treated for Hyland's membrane disease (?) which means the air sacs in his lungs have not yet fully developed. It is completely normal in preemies, and completely treatable.

Will keep you all updated. Please spread the word.