Friday, September 25, 2009

The Heart of Life is Good

This song by John Mayer is sticking with me today. I have included the lyrics here.

I hate to see you cry lying there in that position
There's things you need to hear
So turn off your tears and listen
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it won't all go the way it should
But i know the heart of life is good

You know it's nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
Then the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it won't all go the way it should
But i know the heart of life is good

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who's misunderstood
But i know the heart of life is good.
I know it's good.

I am going to Pennsylvania alone now. Well, I have Lois, Leroy Brown, and Mitter T. I also have the support and love of my friends and family, and a new job to start, so I am not alone, not at all.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


There's a place that I go,
But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies....

Big changes are being forced my way. I don't know if I can handle it. But there's only one way to find out I suppose...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I started packing yesterday. Although I assure you we have only been in this house 13 months, we bought alot of stuff this past year. It was like a buyer's deprivation that had built up over 3 years of us both being out of the country. When I explained to the PODS lady we had a 2/1, she assured me that a 16x8x8 container would fit all of our stuff. Carl is already planning to overfill the POD just to prove he was right. And while I have normal stuff to pack, let me introduce you to the person whom with I shall be sharing the POD.

This is a box of WIRES. There are many other boxes like this that will be making the trip. Perhaps I should forward this to the PODS people....(I love you Carl :P)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And now I'm back, from outer space....

I apologized wholeheartedly for falling off the face of the earth. I shall summarize the last 2 months of my life as follows.

Chicago. Had a GREAT time visiting my sister, did an externship that I didn't care for, and had a job interview at a place that I wouldn't work for even if they offered me 300,000 dollars a year. Which they didn't. Actually they didn't offer me anything, or return my call or email after they asked ME to contact THEM after the interview. A-holes. I wouldn't work for them, but at the same time, wanted them to want me. Weird.
Also went to see Elton John/Billy Joel courtesy of sister Sallie. LOVED it. Didn't love feeling claustrophobic after getting stuck getting out of the concert. Apparently claustrophobia can come on later in life. Or maybe I'm generally going insane.
My Aunt B and Uncle John held a Congratulations to me/Engagement Party for Sallie and Aaron. I got to see my family, and it was nice to catch up with everyone.
Aunt Noraleen, Amanda, Beth, Sallie, and Kelly

Ummm, icing.

Love this picture of Wrigley Field. LOVE.

Sallie and I channel the inner Tyra Banks after a few Summer Shandys.

Sallie also chose her wedding dress! This is not it, but rather a dress I felt was designed for ladies in a more "delicate condition".

Finished clinics at UF. Got all A's in all things Large Animal over the summer. Had a great time, mostly because the hospital was very slow, and I spent alot of time looking for jobs. Also spent 2 weeks in South Florida spaying and neutering dogs and cats like it was, well my job. Which it sort of is now. Interesting. I stayed with sister Melanie, her hubby James, and nephew Avery! And the day after I drove home, their family grew by one more! Jackson Finn born September 6th, 2009, weighing 5 lbs, 5oz! His surprise arrival slightly ahead of schedule gets me excited because next year I see a combined birthday party! 1st and 31st!
Avery, Melanie, and aunt "Telly".

Which brings me to.....

Sent out 12 resumes. Applied to one head hunting service. Went on two job interviews. (See results of first one above)
1 new emergency associate position at Northeast Referral Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania!
Carl,Myself, Lois, Leroy Brown, and Mitter T are all moving to the great white north. I hope to instill a blog sub-section called the Great Snow Experiment. Stay tuned.