Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nine Decades

When I was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension, I was nine months old. My parents were told by my doctors at the time that I may not make it to my first birthday (yikes, that was only three more months to possibly live??), or I might live until 50. They had no idea, and really, the only person who does know is the Good Lord above. So far, He has allowed me to see 37 years, and I am incredibly thankful for that! I happen to be one of those people who will be EXCITED to turn 50, because it would just prove that doctors don't always know everything!

What is totally awesome to me is that there are people who live such long lives, and I can only pray that God will allow me to be around when I'm a ripe old age. My grandma is one of those who keeps aging, and she's doing pretty well, I might add! Last month, she turned 90. Ninety!! I can't believe it....and when I called to wish her a most Happy Birthday, she told me she couldn't believe it as well! The best part?? My grandma is still functioning well, despite some back problems. Her doctor told her a few years ago that she was so healthy, she may just live another decade! Ohh wait, the even better part?? Despite her nine decades, she looks like she's in her early 70's!! I can tell you that I have my grandma's genes, because despite being 37, I look like I'm in my early 20's! lol I have had lots of people look at me shocked when I say my age!!

Anywho, I will be traveling with 2 of my sisters and their families to Horseheads, NY, to celebrate my grandma's birthday with almost all of her children. She had 11 total, 8 girls and 2 boys. Can you believe that?? Two of them are not able to make it, but I'm really excited about seeing everyone who can come! It'll be a very long day, since it takes a few hours to get there, and then we'll be coming back at night when it's dark. But I'm looking forward to seeing my beautiful grandma, and to celebrate the 9 decades that God has given her so far! We are all so blessed to still have her with us!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

10 Random Things You Didn't Know About Me

1. I am totally addicted to avocados!

2. I took organ lessons when I was a kid. My mom thought organ would be easier for me to play, rather than a piano. Plus, we also had my Grandpa's organ. Made it easy to practice.

3. I have a crush on Alan Rickman. Don't know him? This might help.

4. If I had to guess, I have at least 50,000 glass beads in the other room. No joke! Most of them are the tiny seed beads, so really, I'm sure my estimate could actually be way more than that! 

5. I wash my dishes in the same order every single time: utensils, glasses, bowls, plates, plastic ware, pots/pans, recyclable items. I even find that if I'm washing dishes at another person's house, I must do them in the same order. I blame it on my Virgo tendencies!

6. I still miss Mason and Euan terribly. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of them, or even shed a few tears. 

Me and Euan


7. I can't stop playing Candy Crush Saga, a game on Facebook made by When my 5 turns are over, and I have to wait for awhile before getting more, I'm lost!!! (Ok, maybe not, since I'm obviously not playing at this moment because I'm working on this blog post!!)

8. I hate the color yellow. Ok, hate is a strong word. I highly despise the color yellow. There, that's better. 

(Hmm, ok, I do love sunflowers, but I prefer the red ones over the yellow ones. Why?? Read above! lol)

9. I was a Beverly Hills 90210 fan back when it was on. I watched all 8 years of the show, and I will watch repeats if I ever come across them. And now, I'm also addicted to the new version, 90210. It's cheesy and the story lines are silly, but I can't stop myself from watching it!!! 

10. I do not highly despise beets. I hate them!! lol

Friday, February 08, 2013

Snowy Night


A phriend wanted to know if the snow was coming down horizontally tonight, and so I decided to do a little filming! I opened my front door (which was almost frozen shut), and stuck my phone out and hit start. This was the result!! I'm thinking of maybe filming a little bit tomorrow, too, since we're still getting snow until the early hours of the morning. I haven't seen this much snow in quite some time! It's nice, and at the same time, I want it to stop and melt!! lol

(By the way, I said the name of my phriend in the video, just in case you were wondering who the heck I was talking to! lol)

It's February, And There's Snow!

Already eight days into February, and I have yet to write this month. I don't know why I tend to slack off often with my blog?? I need to figure out something where I can write every day. Maybe a website that gives suggestions of what to post. I'll have to look into that today since I'm stuck inside while it snows like crazy out there!

That is the path I shoveled earlier from my front porch to the road, because I get oxygen deliveries on Fridays, and the oxygen guy would not have been able to get to my porch if I didn't do it! Now, normally I do NOT shovel. But, my dad had to go to work really early today, and he usually is the one to make sure the snow is cleared. However, it really didn't start snowing a ton until after 7am, when he was long gone already. Which is why I had to do it. I'm very thankful the snow wasn't heavy! I just shoved it off the porch with the big shovel, and then ever so sloooooowly made my way down the sidewalk, stopping a LOT. I was a little tired, but I got it done!

Afterward, I decided to see if I could make a snowman! I used snow that was accumulating in a pot I still had on my porch, and I created a little snowman. I haven't made one in years!!

Isn't he cute?? After debuting him on Facebook, a phriend asked if I had a carrot. Why yes, I have baby carrots!! So, after the o2 guy came and left, I went back out and gave him a nose!

Now he can breathe!! LOL I had a lot of fun making the snowman! The nice thing was that it actually isn't too freezing out, which was good so I could stay out for a bit to make the snowman! The second time I went out, though, I noticed that the snow was getting a bit wetter and heavier. Perfect weather to make a much bigger snowman, if only I had the energy for that! I'd also consider making a snow angel, but I think that's too much of an effort, and I'm pretty sure I'd really be exhausted! So, I had my fun in the snow this morning, and now I'm staying warm for the rest of the day!!

What's it doing in YOUR area of the world??? To be honest, I'm so sick of winter, and I'm ready for the warm weather to come back!!!