Monday, February 19, 2007

Oh, Brother...

I always wanted a brother - an older brother. Someone who would protect me on the playground and 'hound' my dates in high school. I even ask Mom to adopt a older boy so that I could have an older brother once I learned about the birds and the bees. It didn't work. Mom and Dad didn't adopt a boy. The only way for me to have an older brother was for my sister to marry an older man. And...

That is exactly what it happening. Last Friday, Miles asked Jill to marry him. She said yes. So in less than a year, I'll get my dream of having an older brother.

Congratulations to Jill and Miles. I'm so happy that you have found someone who completes you. Miles - welcome to the family.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Snow day

No, I didn't have a snow day today. Actually being a PIO (Public Information Officer) for a hospital, we actually are required to go to work during natural disasters. Fun. Now I wouldn't quite call the the snow fall we got last night a 'disaster,' it was, according to this New England girl, flurries. We got maybe an inch of the light white fluffy snow. You know the kind that blows around with ease.

So as I drove into work this morning, listening to my favorite country music station, I listened carefully as almost every public school across the state called off school. FOR AN INCH OF SNOW. I just don't understand. Maybe it is because I grew up in New Hampshire, where school isn't cancelled unless we get more than five inches of snow, and in most cases we only got a two-hour delay.

One of the funniest things I've seen this winter is how the television stations in Baltimore make a HUGE deal over an impending snow storm, i.e. 1-2 inches. The reports cause panic and people rush to the store to buy milk, bread and toliet paper. Because if I'm trapped in the house, I'd want to make sure I had enough bread. (Being my father's daughter, I make a stop at the liquor store for beer.) And driving in the snow, even flurries, people slow down to a screetching halt, driving only 5 miles and hour. The other day it took me over and hour to got 9 miles. I wanted to SCREAM.

I don't think that I'll ever get used to winters here. I hate to admit it, but I actually miss New England winters.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The wrong side of 20

It is official, I'm now closer to 30 than I am 20. It is sad and scary. It doesn't seem that long ago that I turned 21. Where has the time gone????

I celebrated my birthday over Chinese food. Micah was in Seattle and promises to take me out for my birthday at a later date. Even though he missed my birthday, he did send me beautiful flowers. He and his parents got me a day at the spa - a massage, mani and pedi. I can't wait until my back is healed so I can make the appointment. Mom and Dad and Grampy and Grampie either got me a gift certificate or donated money for a mini-shopping spree (he he).

One of the most creative gifts would have to be the cake my co-workers got me. It was a butt, in honor of my recent surgery. Good thing that I'm a good sport.

Overall, it was a great birthday! Well as great as it can be now that I'm moving closer to 30.