Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Blog post Number 350

No wonder I have run out of things to post about. It wrote about them all in the past 349 posts!

This weekend Ben and I had our engagement pictures taken. I was trying to figure out what we should wear and Ben offered to bring a brown sweater up with him to see if it would work. Our conversation about it went something like this:

Ben: So this is the sweater.

Andi: Hmm....What's that on the neck?

B: Where?

A: Right there. Is that make-up?
(It sure wasn't mine - I had never even seen this sweater before!)

B: Make-up? Umm..... (Ben turned bright red at this point.)

A: umm???

B: I don't know where it came from.

A: (Die laughing)

In Ben's defense I really do think that it was his aunt's or grandma's make-up that got on there when they hugged him. It just cracks me up that he didn't even notice it on the sweater.

Anyway, here's one of the pictures that were taken. What do you think?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hi! Will you please talk to me?

I've discovered this week that I am a bigger extrovert than I had thought. I NEED to be around people most of my day. I used to share an office with Stephen but he left last Friday to move to Colorado where he can wear birkenstocks and eat granola with his friends. So now I have my own office and it's killing me. Slowly.

I'm supposed to like having my own office right? Wrong. Most of my day is spent doing paperwork at my computer and it wasn't bad when I could talk to Stephen while doing it, but now I talk to my lamp like a crazy person. I need some distraction to get my work done. It's too quiet now.

The problem with my office is that it is in a cave. You have to walk back into depths of the building to get to it. There is only one other guy who works back there and he prefers working to talking. Lameo. So no one really has any reason to just wander into my office and chat. Now I have to tackle people as they walk back past my office to the color printer and force them to talk to me. Either that or I have wander into their offices to chat. I'm afraid I might become "that person". You know. The one that everyone dreads because they walk right into your office and keep you from getting any work done while they tell you about their cats. That could be me.

If you are looking for a job or a maybe just a desk to hang out at, let me know and you can share my office and perhaps save my career and my social life.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Words aren't sufficient

Sorry it's been a while since I posted. I wasn't sure what to write about. I wanted to post something about what been going on with the whole cancer thing but I didn't know how to say it.

God has blessed my family in so many ways. Time after time He has taken care of us. Sometimes I look around at all the good gifts He has given us, a loving family, education, housing, all of our needs are met and more, and I have to wonder if He made a mistake. We've been blessed so much. There are so many people who live much harder lives and it's humbling to see Him provide for me, a sinner.

On Tuesday, God blessed us even more. My mom got her blood results back and everything was normal. NORMAL! They showed no cancer activity. Normal! This is the work of a loving God. The Doctor didn't expect this at all! Our family had been praying for wisdom about mom continuing chemo and she felt like she needed to wait on the next treatment and have another test done to see where the cancer is now and the results came back NORMAL. Now, this doesn't mean that the cancer is gone, but this is a HUGE step. They cancelled chemo treatments and are just monitoring it right now. Praise the LORD! He is so good.

Monday, October 09, 2006


This past weekend I went to visit Ben. The only problem with visiting Ben is that I have to drive through Cincinnati which is also called "the city where every highway is a parking lot". There are ALWAYS traffic jams in Cincinnati. I got stuck in 3 on my way down on Friday. And it was 3 pm! Rush hour isn't even supposed to start until 4pm. I could actually handle the traffic jams if they were caused by construction, wrecks or broken down cars but they aren't! There is no reason for the traffic jams in Cincinnati. I think the traffic jams on Friday were causes by people stopping to look at the bridges. Or maybe the sky. Or maybe they just stopped because they were driving in Cincinnati and that's what we do! I am just a little frustrated by this.

By anyway, the weekend was great. I had a fun time visiting Ben. We went and picked apples on Saturday and here are some pictures from that:

I think Apple orchards are really pretty.

We only got 4 apples since neither one of eat them that much.

We got some red and green ones. Yum!

It was a good day!

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Office

Ok. Last night's episode of The Office cracked me up! Sorry. I know posting about a TV show is lame... but I'm ok with that.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from last night:

"I have this sweeper at home that's broken.... maybe that could be the branch manager."

"You can lead the women."

"I am sooo going to kill you in real life!"

"I remembered why I dress the way I do at work."

"Your dentist's name is Krentist? Sounds an awful lot like dentist."

Such a funny episode....

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I crack myself up!

I work as a project manager. I really like it. A lot. There's something satisfying about working all day making sure that people do or don't have money and hours and telling them what to do. I like it.

Yesterday I had this conversation with one of my Principal Investigators (PI):

Me: So did you find those files?

PI: You are always pressuring me. Do this. Do that. Come on!

Me: That's because I get evaluated on the number of people I make cry every year. I am below my quota.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Yeah Glasses!

I got new glasses today. I am pretty excited about them.