Obladi oblada-Life goes on

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Happy Belated Birthdays to:

Jaime (March 24th),

Billy (March 24th),

and Brian (March 27th).

All turned 21!

Sorry about the lack of posts. I have a test coming up on April 1st. I wonder if there is any chance it will just be a joke. :)

Will soon be tested over: Kidney, Skin, Female Genital Tract, Male Genital Tract, and Breast.

Happy Late Easter as well!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Making my end-of-life wishes known to my family has been a very important to me after seeing the Shiavo case. Well....I learned that in Missouri, my family will not have the final say in any decsions that are made if the courts do not want them to. In a Republican state, that issue is a little scary to me! Please see this website and make sure to SIGN on PAPER your wishes!

Monday, March 14, 2005

We got an e-mail from someone at school a couple weeks ago telling us about a new program they were going to be having at school. It was a program that provides free USA Today, NY Times, and KC Stars to the students. The e-mail sounded like they were testing the program to see if it is something the students liked having and if so, they would be permanantly provided. Well, today the program started! It is really cool to have access to the papers for free. So UMKC students, take advantage of this program and read up on some current events!

Another funny e-mail

A wealthy man was having an affair with an Italian woman for several years.

One night, during one of their rendezvous, she confided in him that she was
pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a
large sum of money if she would go to Italy to raise the child. He would
also provide child support until the child turned 18. She agreed, but asked
how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her
to simply mail him a postcard and write "Spaghetti" on the back. He would
then arrange for child support payments to begin.

One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. "Honey,"
she said, "you received a very strange post card today." "Oh, just give it
to me and I'll explain it later," he said. The wife obeyed and watched as
her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

On the card was written: "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Two with
meatballs, one without."

An e-mail from my mom-Sarah approved


I had a wonderful morning! The heating unit went out of my dryer! Why does everything seem to fall apart this time of year!???

The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. We always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes. He told us that he wanted to show him something. He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. Now, this thing is like a mesh - I'm sure you know what your
dryer's lint filter looks like - WELL......the hot water just laid on top of the mesh!!! It didn't go through it at all!!!

He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that???!!!! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, thought I'd share!

I had the same results as this lady when I tried the trick:

NOTE: I went to my dryer and tested the screen by running water on it. The water collected a little but ran though the screen. I dried it off and was ready to put it back in the dryer since the water ran through it but, I thought what the heck it won't hurt to wash it while I had it out. Warm soap water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. I then ran the water over the screen and what a difference the water just gushed through it with no puddling at all and this time I was running the water at a faster rate. That repairman knew what he was talking about.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

I was reading a forum today and came across this picture. It is the picture of maggets in someone's tumor on their head. Please do not click if you have a bad stomach....it's nasty!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Sorry no up-dates lately. I am very busy with school at the moment. Yikes!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity ... boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water."Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean? Count your blessings, not your problems..... Putting others first makes relationships last Moments in Life. There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real! When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one, which has been opened for us. May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.

Thanks to my mom for sending me this great story...