Sunday, April 09, 2006


Ever have one of those weeks where so much has happened that it all kind of blurs together like your paints in elementary school? I've had one such week. So here's what's going on or what's been going on the past couple weeks.

1. Going home was so much fun.... I got to see lots of people that I love and care about. Friday I got to hang out with Brit and Haarman, his cousin Lynn (who is also my cousin... that's the strange small world of Illinois) and Bethany. Spent a lot of time at the Seminary Library. Apparently, in the past two years that it's almost been since I've been out doing "real work", I've become something of a novelty... i have experience and wisdom and people are asking for my advice! It was kind of cool actually. And I got to spend time with my lovely Linz and Bethany in good ole So. Il. and we caught up on all the gossip, drank wine, and ate some really good chocolate... And Lindsey got to spend some quality time with some John Deere tractors (apparently, living in Seymour, Indiana has unearthed the farm girl in her) :). B and I were able to go to the Homewood Grill--now open for the summer season and spend some QT on the drive from STL. I also got DAIRY QUEEN! and Pizza Man extra thin crust pizza.. mmmm....

2. I love my family. I love my Dad (who made this cobra thingy for the musical he was just SOOO proud of... he wanted all sorts of pictures with it). I also got to spend lots of quality time with my mom too... who is becoming more of a friend than a parent and that' s nice. My sister, is still my angst-ridden teenager that I love. I've also realized that my brother is pretty amazing himself. Moving out of the house (even just for 6 months that he did) was probably the best thing for him. He's nicer and calmer and pretty darn awesome. I also got to see my Grampy and my cool Uncle Dale which made my trip. :)

3. The musical... amazing. People from OKC are tired of me singing "it was red and orange and yellow and green and purple and blue!" over and over, but what can I say.... I think in showtunes. :) It was a total blast from the past. I saw all sorts of people that were and are near and dear to me, Kaylie, Mrs. Conour, the Sainers, the Wagys, Wenthes and Blievernichts. I also have say that it was very very strange to see kids that I babysat in high school now in high school. Very very strange. I never felt older. Also, for your viewing pleasure, I brought back my state fair tape from senior year where I fell and broke my nose in front of 1000 people. Showings upon request.

4. These past few weeks have gone from drama to no drama to drama to no dram to drama... it's a bit like a roller coaster, but I think, for the most part, the drama's over. I think we're all learning lessons in adult-hood, how to talk and how to deal with people who hanle things differently than us. Sometimes it's good, other times it's not... but it's better.

5. I got some answers and some closure finally to a long, dramatic, friendship that has been a big part of my life for the past 3 years. Now I know what it really was and I'm ok with that.

6. Work's definately been crazy busy and I'm thankful for the support, kindness and love I have here at Messiah. I love the parents, my youth, my co-workers, and those people that have become like family to me.

7. I got to go to my very first Hornets game this weekend and they won! I was pumped. Linz, Bekah, Jess and I had a great time. Quote of the night "I just want to take a bite out of his shoulders!" (apparently, everyone was at the hornets game. I waved to the lovely Jessie Lippert from across the Ford Center.)

8. Another intern placement happened this week that made me nostalgic. It's been TWO years since I left school and it seems alternately a long time ago and not so long ago. Apparently, I'm also a legend. Whenever someone is sad about where they got placed they say "remember how Hannah cried about Oklahoma and ended up really liking it and staying?" (that is a great story)

9. There are lots of recent engagements and upcoming marriages and new relational developments that have kind of left me reeling. Even the lovely spode is giving online "dating" a try! Does this constitute a change in the terror alert system?

10. My shopaholism (is that a real word?) has gone into overdrive. I. Must. Stop. Shopping. Repeat. Don't let me buy another anything after Easter. Maybe I'll give up shopping for Pentacost (which is half a year).

11. I've lost the skill of word association. Tonight I said I was batting my eyebrows. Maybe it stems from my lack of journaling and writing.

12. Confirmation was today and made me emotional and proud. I'm so excited to have all the new 8th graders in high school.

13. Good reads: Wicked, and Vanishing Acts.

Well, that's all for this post. More later!



Jamie said...

First, you have TWO number twelves on your list.
Second, I can't believe it's been two years! Holy cow... we ARE old...
Third, the whole online dating thing still has slim pickin's! Then again, maybe I'm just not giving them a fair chance...

I love you and hope to see you this summer in Orlando!! ~J