So, I went to the hairdresser today and told her that I wanted my hair Julianne Moore red. It's been red for about 4 months now, but I wanted it REALLY red this time. She did exactly what I asked and I love it. Unfortunately, red washes out pretty quickly, so I'll have to try and get a picture of it in the next week or so before it starts fading. I was so tired of looking like every other highlighted blonde around... I'm so glad I am a redhead now. I love change!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
My daughter Casey is set on going to Duke. She wants to be a cardiac surgeon. It's $48,000 a year now.. imagine what it will cost in 6 years when she's ready to go. We were looking up scholarships tonight and realize just how competitive it is now. It's not just about having a 4.0 average, or being good at a sport or other extra-curricular activity.. it's about being involved in everything. Some of the kids that got full scholarships to Duke have done more in the past 4 years than some people do in a lifetime... talk about overachievers. I told Casey that she can do anything she wants in life as long as it's God's will for her too. She said, "But Mom, what if He wants me to be a nurse.. I really don't want to do that." LOL. I told her that God will make her desires like His if she prays for that. She's doing that now.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Are you wondering if there is still good left in this world.. if people still care? Our church gave away a total of $52,000 last week to those attending (other churches are doing this too). It's called the Bless Back project. The instructions were to donate whatever money you received wherever God leads you...
Jason and I will be trying out 2 new life groups this week. Our old one broke up about a year ago, and because of Jason's schedule, we haven't stuck with a group since then. I am really excited to get back in one, and get connected again. I have missed not having that small group fellowship. We are going to one Wed. night and another one Thurs. night. I know how important it is to stay connected during the week, and not just attend church every weekend. With his schedule and my health, it has been easy for us to find an excuse not to commit to a life group, but hopefully that will all change this week. I'll let you know how it goes. Please pray that we will choose the right one for us!
Oops I forgot a Tuesday. I think I slept last Tuesday away!
I just found out that our 20 year class reunion will be August 30, 2008. I can't believe it has been 20 years since I graduated!!!! WOW! I graduated from Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA. For all of you readers who graduated with me, I hope to see you there! I have no details other than the date. I will post as soon as I know more. Thank you Stacy for keeping me in the "loop".
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
This past week there have been 2 people I know get their transplants. Tricia got her lungs after spending months in the hospital, and Bjorn got his second lung transplant after rejecting the first set.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I'm not sure if it's the infection or the IV antibiotics that are making me so tired.. but something is definitely doing it. I haven't been online much in the last week and a half, because I have been SLEEPING!!! I am averaging about 18 hours/day of sleep. I haven't been like this since pre-transplant. Since I am allergic to these antibiotics, even though I was desensitized to them, I am thinking that could be one reason I'm so tired, or maybe this infection is just the worst I've had since transplant. My kidneys don't work so well, so maybe that has something to do with it.