Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yep... definitely buying that recycling bin.

I've wanted to be more environmentally friendly for awhile now. But, lately I've been feeling an even more urgent need to recycle. I've been noticing how much plastic and paper is used in our home and it is actually quite scary.

Reading things like this are just pushing me along even more quickly:

From AOL news.
"A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday..."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm buying a recycling bin.

These pictures are both breathtakingly beautiful and horrifying at the same time.

Thanks to Oliver for the link.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring break begins in one hour

What will I be doing for the next twelve days?

-Wearing yoga pants every day!
-Playing video games!
-Sleeping until 10 or 11am.
-Writing one poem a day (at least!)
-Cleaning my house from top to bottom.
-Bowling and board games at my family's house.
-Watching way too much HGTV.
-Daydreaming about that warmer place...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

weekend at the hospital.

This weekend was rough. My mother was taken to the Emergency Room on Saturday morning, was given blood on Saturday night and had to have surgery on Sunday morning. Thankfully, everything is okay and she is recovering.

My mother is very afraid of doctors. I should say, she is afraid of hospitals in general. About 16 years ago, she had a minor operation that went wrong. While the doctor was intibating her, she woke up. The anasthesia wasn't taking affect and she couldn't move or speak to let them know that she was awake. The problem was, she couldn't breathe either, because they were putting the tube into her throat. She was able to bite down, so she did. This let the doctors know that she was awake. She heard the anasthesiologist assure the doctor that she would not remember any of what happened, when she woke up. But... she did, and that was the first thing she told the nurse when she came to.

But, this is just one of the many reasons my mother is afraid of hospitals. Heck, I'm afraid of hospitals! My family has a long history of cancer. My grandma died of cancer, as did her mother. Both of my grandpas died of cancer. My aunt had cancer, but she beat it. My brother had a cancerous tumor removed from his spine a few years ago, but luckily it hadn't spread. When I was suffering through those lung problems about two years ago, the doctor was afraid it might be cancerous. Luckily, it wasn't. So, going to the hospital is frightening. You never know what the doctor is going to tell you.

Thankfully, my mom is home now. She's resting and healing. Please send good thoughts her way.

When the doctors were giving her blood Saturday night, they told her it came from Pittsburgh. As soon as it started down the IV, she raised her arms and said:

"Go Steelers!"

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A little thought...

I find myself dreaming of someplace warmer...