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June 2006
Thu, Jun. 1st, 2006 02:29 pm
I heard a totally bogus report on the radio today that our bodies don't burn as many calories if we watch tv or read while exercising because our bodies don't have the ability to "multi-task" like that!! 

What a load of crap!! I don't think that my fat has any idea that I am watching tv while walking on the treadmill.  In fact, I'm more likely to exercise for longer when I have something entertaining me. Like the cute guy on Deal or No Deal - right Kari??

I think my body mult-tasks just fine, thank you.


Fri, May. 26th, 2006 04:53 pm


What in the hell was this judge thinking??  You make your bed - you lie in it!!

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Sun, May. 14th, 2006 08:47 pm

I'm moved!! Sorry for the silence lately, but the last couple weeks at Truman were hectic for me and then this week has been filled with nothing but moving. But I am here, settled into Kari's (although I have yet to see my new roommate yet as she is on her way back from Des Moines as I type this and has been in IL all week). I love Lincoln so far. I think that Matt will like it too if we eventually end up here. It is a big city, but not a gigantic city so it meets in the middle, me being the city girl who loves the country and him being the city boy who is still a little leary of big, big city life.

I'll make a big update soon, including the crazy adventure that Kari and I had at the wedding last weekend and everything about the move and my new job. I've got to get some things done around here tonight before I start work tomorrow.


Sat, Apr. 8th, 2006 10:18 am

I got so much stuff done last night and I am so proud of myself.  I usually end up totally crashing on Friday nights because I am so exhausted from the week. But I went through all of my clothes and got a box ready to go to charity. I also cleaned off my mantle and got everything that was up there ready to be packed.  My goal for this weekend is to get everything in my living room cleaned up, get caught up on laundry and to get the dresser in my guest room packed.  Easter weekend I will have three days to get stuff done since we have Monday off.   We will be spending a good chunk of the day Saturday in Shelbina with Matt's family, but I'll be able to get some stuff done in the morning before we leave and then have two solid days of packing and cleaning.  My parents and possibly Sarah are coming the weekend after Easter to help me pack, clean and move.

I'm at work today as we are open for visitors.  It is giving me a chance to get caught up on some things.  I'm headed to the rec center after this for a good workout.  It is cold here today which destroyed my option of walking outside.  It isn't so much that the temperature is cold, but the wind is nasty today.  I probably wouldn't make it very far as I would get really sick of the wind blowing me around.

The Cards play again today. They didn't play well against the Cubbies yesterday and I am hoping they have a better game today.  At least Jimmy had a homer yesterday - go FANTASY team!!


Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006 08:36 pm

The Cardinals came through with the sweep of Philly today.  They gave me some worries at the beginning of the day today (Marquis especially) but they came through and played good ball.  And no heart attack from Izzy today!  

I'm so ready for the weekend.  This has seemed like a really long week.  Maybe it is just the number of things I have on my mind for the move.  I'm working Saturday, but I'm hoping to get some things wrapped up.  They haven't posted my job yet so it is not very likely that I will meet the person that replaces me (unless I already know them, of course). 


Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006 05:07 pm

Happy 23rd Birthday to my baby sister!!!

One month from today is my last day at Truman. I have so much to do between now and then it isn't even funny. I've been working on packing my house, but it seems to be going so much slower than I think that it should. I started on the guest room because it is typically an area of the house where I store things and don't really "live". The coordination is difficult as some of my things are going into storage (which reminds me that I need to call and rent a storage unit), some are going to my parents house for storage, and some stuff is going to Kari's. My boxes are definitely going to need to be well packed and well labeled. 

Everyone keeps asking me if I will miss Truman and the answer is overwhelmingly yes.  I love this town and I love Truman.  I just wish I could pick it up and move it closer to my family.  When you have three grandparents in their 80s, different things become a priority and right now spending time with them is a priority for me.  I'm also ready to start a new chapter with Matt.  I am excited for us to make a change together. Obviously, getting married is a huge step, but I feel like we need to step out of our comfort zone. I really worried that there would not be people to hang out with but we will definately be able to hang out with Kari and Dusty and Becky and Dan alot and those are both couples that Matt and I really get along with.  I also have a couple of friends from high school that are still around Omaha.  I'm so excited to live near my sister again.  We have already decided that we are going to have sister night at least once a week.  We will be able to go to movies,  shop and hang out all the time.  I'm really looking forward to having her show me around Lincoln. 

But I will still miss Truman. I've begun to say my good-byes and it is very difficult.  I told the chapter last night that I would be leaving.  Saying good-bye to Epsilon will undoubtedly be one of the hardest parts about leaving.  They have provided me with so much and I feel so fortunate that I have been able to serve as their advisor for the past two years.  It has really allowed me to see the chapter in a different light and I am so proud of them for the good work they do and the amazing opportunities they provide. While I know that my time with APO has not ended, I know that my involvement with Epsilon will change and it make me so sad. 


Fri, Mar. 31st, 2006 03:57 pm
My dad called yesterday to say that I will be getting almost $1000 back on my taxes this year. I was really worried that I would owe. I had no idea that MK would be such a good deal. Almost half of my miles for last year were MK miles so that really helped. My trip to Texas actually made me money :)


Thu, Mar. 30th, 2006 09:06 am

I was offered the job at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Matt and I had already decided that I was accepting it if offered. The pay is good, I can take graduate classes for free enabling me to work on my master's and then possibly a doctorate with the support of my director, and it is in Lincoln - which is near my sister and not far from my parents.

I already secured a place to live - with Kari!! She offered to let me move in and I accepted without hesitation! I'm so excited to have a roommate and someone to explore Lincoln with. I've spent a little bit of time there, but I will definitely get to know the city better now that I will be living there. And it makes things so much easier because I won't have to find a place to live temporarily since Matt won't be moving to Nebraska until July at the earliest and we won't live together even when he does.

I've continued the packing process. I've been throwing a ton of stuff away because there is no point in moving anything I don't need.


Wed, Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:12 pm
Just to update, my mom took Krings to the vet and she doesn't think that the cancer is back. She does think that he has an infection in his intestines (gross) probably because he had major surgery last fall. I was home this weekend and he was acting totally normal. Whew!!

I was home again last weekend for Career Conference. I'm so ready to move to Omaha so that I can get hooked up with a good unit that has goals more in line with mine. I had a great time meeting some of the women from our unit that I had not met before and hanging out with a couple that I had met at Seminar last summer.

This week is busy in the Admissions Office so I haven't been updating much. I'll be back in full force once things slow down a bit.

I hope everyone is having a GREAT week!!


Wed, Mar. 15th, 2006 09:44 am
My mom just emailed me. I think our dog is going to be put to sleep soon. He got really sick last fall and they ended up doing surgery and found cancer. He rebounded from the surgery really quickly, but the vet said that if the cancer came back she didn't think there was anything they could do for him. She said that if it came back quickly there was an even greater chance they couldn't do anything for him.

My parents are pretty sure the cancer is back as he sick again like he was last fall. My parents won't let him suffer and they won't do surgery again if he will just be sick again in a few months.

I'm heartbroken. I know this is going to be hard on my parents and I am sure my sister is a wreck.

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