ok, so the updating is long overdue...sorry.

i'm back from Denver....and i leave for indiana next wedensday for more training(the 7-15th) it'll be more adventure, i'm lookign forward to it...in a panicky sort of way

also i'm looking forward to stopping in Ohio on the way back...and i dont like ohio...i'm farily smitten with one if its residents though....on that front all is well...you know the point a bit in when you realize that the person youre dating is deeper than you thought....not that you didnt hink they were deeper..but that you get to see it...it's about layers...like ogres...and onions...and parfaits....(ev'ry body like parfaits!!) yeah like that...it's fun...it's gotten to the fun stage...of course jsut when i cnat see him near as often as i'd like....I've gotten to see him a few times since school ended (for him) and cell phones with free night and weekend minutes after 7 are nice too...there are plans to meet halfway sometime after my return...and two hours isnt really that long

I wrote my first YFC newsletter today and got it approved through the World Outreach office...eep...i'm in the middle of putting togehter a mailing list...if you want to be on it let me know....you might already be but can't hurt to e-mail me your address so i'm sure i have it right...PLUS i like to get e-mail

i'm working a lot...830-5 three sundays in a row some unexplicable reason....it has to do with me taking time off for training and lynn being on vacation and brooke being sick and now i am leaving again and requesting off weeks at a time (which does wonders for my paycheck)....but once i return we'll have a conversation about me working sundays...as in "stop scheduling me before noon on sundays!!!" in the meantime i'm permanent in photo and a raise shuld be coming soon or so they tell me...

speaking of work i'm headed there tomorrow mornign so i'm headed to bed right now!
sweet dreams
all that jazz


life as I know it

so heres the scoop folks i am leaving shortly to spend my day with pre-schoolers...it'll be me and the Sicher kids today 10-6 but before i go i have some time and i'd like to catch you all(like anyone actually reads this)up on my life....

Sunday, at like 6 in the am (what was i thinking?) my flight leaves from Pittsburgh to take me to Denver where i'll stay with some of PB's friends on sunday night and monday and then tuesday morning the fun begins...a week of orientation to YFC and some training...this is where i'll learn about the budgeting and fund raising and how things work in general with YFC...hopefully lots of my questions will be answered....after i return teh following sunday, it's back to work for me....

for those who dont know, work is the Express Photo lab at the New Eckerds in Seven fields its not bad, not high paying to say the least, but it is work and the folks there are pretty nice...all in all i like my job.

Last night i said Goodbye to micah without definite plans to see each other agian...this is as sad as ti sounds, but not as dramatic. it's jsut that he doenst know his plans for sure and my plans can only be made a week or so in advance since tha'ts when i get my schedule....but hey we'll see what happens....for now there's e-mail IM and the phone....as he points out i'm not planning on living in the same country so we'll call it practice and grow from it (i hope)

Ok time to go and play with those adorable children.

peace out


fun with dictionary.com

Havener \Ha"ven*er\, n. A harbor master.
ORIA acronym Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Aurigal \Au*ri"gal\, a. Of or pertaining to a chariot
gardyloo \Gar`dy*loo"\, n. [F. gare l'eau beware of the water.] An old cry in throwing water, slops, etc., from the windows in Edingburgh
hapten \haptn\ n. A small molecule that reacts with a specific antibody but cannot induce the formation of antibodies unless bound to a carrier protein or other large antigenic molecule.
warrigal: n1 Australian wild horse
n2 wolflike yellowish-brown dog of Australia.....what? Australians cant tell their horses and dogs apart?!!
Oorial\O*["o]"ri*al\, n. A wild, bearded sheep inhabiting the Ladakh mountains. It is reddish brown, with a dark beard from the chin to the chest
Pogostemon n : genus of Asiatic shrubs or trees whose leaves yield a fragrant oil
Micah shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah? (1.) A man of Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in Judg. 17, apparently for the purpose of leading to an account of the settlement of the tribe of Dan in Northern Palestine, and for the purpose also of illustrating the lawlessness of the times in which he lived (Judg. 18; 19:1-29; 21:25). also: the one with whom i am smitten...fortunately also located in dictionary.com
Awreak \A*wreak"\, v. To avenge
Marl n : a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
procrastinate v. tr. To postpone or delay needlessly.
Capoten n : a drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure


Brightly colored sunsets and starry heavens, majestic mountains and shining seas, fragrant fields and fresh-cut flowers are not even half as beautiful as a soul who is serving Jesus, out of love, through the wear and tear of an ordianry, unpoetic life.
~Frederick William Faber

I love all those things....and hope that the kind of beauty i have is the latter

dinner soon...been waiting all afternoon....for desert i'll have a macaroon

I hope that someday God calls me to a country where they eat a lot of rice…I like rice…but I would still like to have rootbeer! This teriyaki chicken is making me quite happy! And Micah and I had rootbeer floats on Wednesday night while he saw pictures of me that no one should. Lucky me, there was enough left to fill my glass :) yay for teriyaki and rootbeer…thoughts like that make me wonder if I’ll ever be able to live in a foreign country
Tomorrow I leave and the next time I blog you’ll be reading the writings of a chick with a diploma!!! I will also be in the possession of a fair deal of Ale-8 if I get my way!!
good luck to everyone slaving through final exams ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha