Monday, May 21, 2007

Blogger Questionaire

My friend Kathryn posted a blog interview on her blog. I thought it was cool, so I got five questions from her and answered them below. So, if anyone wants to do a blog interview, just e-mail me and I will ask you five questions that you can post on your blog and answer.
Here ar my questions and answers. Enjoy.

1. Why do you want to be a nurse? What kind of nurse do you want to be?

At first I wanted to be a nurse because my dad said that I could make good money at it and he would let me live in his house if I went to nursing school. I was going to go to a one year program in Omaha, live with my parents, and have them help me with all my bills. Where is the downside to that? Then, when my dad's cancer came back, and we had some awsome nurses who helped us, I decided that nursing is what I want to do because I want to give back what we had been given. I think that either way, I want to be a nurse because of my dad. Go Dad! One of the best ways I am going to honor him is to become the best nurse I can.

2. What has surprised you the most about becoming a new mom? The least?

Surprisingly, this has been the hardest question to answer. I think the overwhelming amount of love that you can have for someone so small is the most surprising. It just takes your breath away how much love you feel for that tiny baby. The least surprising thing is that my son is perfect. I just knew he would be. Just kidding (but he really is perfect). I don't know if there is really something least surprising. My whole life has changed and even thought I thought I was prepared, every day something new comes along and it's a new experience every day.

3. How did you come to love Star Wars? Why do you think this love for Star Wars has lasted into your adulthood?

Once again, my dad is to blame. I acutally like to say that I was addicted from the womb. As you know, the first Star Wars movie came out in May of 1977. I was born in September of 1977 and my parents went to see Star Wars when it was out in the summer of 1977. It is my firm belief that I watched the first movie from my mother's belly button and have love it ever since. The reason that my love has lasted into adulthood is that I used to watch them as a kid with my dad. As an only child, I loved spending time with my dad. At least once a year as far back as I can remember we would get all three movies out (this was back when there were only three) and watch them over a long weekend or a series of days. Plus, my dad collected Darth Vader stuff. Part of their allure when I was younger is that it was quality time with Dad. However, the movies are dang cool and I think I have a sci-fi lovers gene somewhere in me, because I can't help it - I love Star Wars and most Sci-fi.

4. What is the one thing that you love about yourself the most and why?

I love my husband. He is the best part of me because he isn't as loud, he's very funny, laid back, handsome, and he loves me. (My hair runs a close second.)

5. Tell us the story of how the nickname "Hurricane Emily" came to be.

Matt and I were discussing this, and we arn't sure if it came before the real Hurricane Emily or during. Before I get started, I just wanted to say that I am much better than I used to be. According to rumors, I have a temper that can flair very quickly, do lots of damage, and blow over quickly. When I get mad I yell and slam doors and throw things, then I feel better and it's over. However, it is traumatic to those in the vicinity, according to eye witnesses. Did I mention that I am much better?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Bleeding Us Dry

The gas companies are bleeding us dry! Has anyone seen the price of gas right now? In Kansas City it is $2.83 a gallon. I was talking to my mom a couple of days ago, and the price of gas in Louisville, KY is $3.15. The news a couple of days ago said that Chicago was going to reach $4.00 before the end of the summer. If I lived in Chicago, I would make friends with public transportation, because I wouldn't be able to afford $4.00 a gallon. There is absolutly no reason for gas to be that expensive. It was 10 years ago (oh wait, it was more like 12 years ago) that I was in high school and paid $.99 a gallon. I understand inflation, but come on. The price of gas is absurd! Let's just drill in Alaska for oil and produce all our own. We don't need to be dependant on foreign oil or the OPEC for our oil supply or prices. When is someone in Washington going to get a clue?
The End of my rant (for now)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Things to Look Forward to

Since there is so much going on or about to go on in my life, I have decided to make a list of things that I am looking forward to and then revisit them later and see how they turned out.

1. The End of Anatomy and Physiology (two weeks!)

2. The 8 day visit to Kentucky

3. Starting Nursing School (July 2nd)

4. Only working one night a week (starting July 7)

5. Having a long stretch of time where Will sleeps through the night

6. Graduating from Nursing School (in 2009)

7. Paying off our debts

8. The next baby (in 2010 or so)

9. Matt publishing his first book

10. Buying myself a Mini Cooper!!!

That is all I can think of now and it's a nice place to start. I'll revisit at the end of the first semester of school and subtract somethings and add some more.