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I'm bringing it back!
First off: Osama Bin Laden is dead! News broke in the 10 o'clock hour last night as Bryan and I were laying in bed. I was mesmerized by the coverage, but after the weekend I had just had in the Hilton Head area working at the Beaufort Air Show, I couldn't stay awake to hear President Obama speak. I tried to stay up for as long as I could, but my eyes weren't cooperating. Watching the continuing news coverage this morning and seeing the Times Square footage brought many tears to my eyes. Good tears. Bad tears. Sad tears. Happy tears. Angry tears. Hopeful tears. Being that I spent my weekend on a base and around every branch of the miltary, I can't help but wonder how they all feel about this news. Many emotions, I'm sure. Proud should be one of them. Lord knows I'm so proud of our armed forces, the Navy Seals and our CIA. I'm so honored to be an American and I'd give anything to be in NYC on 9/11/11!
After reading through the Pottery Barn catalog and marking the pages of things I want, I added up the number and my wish list grand total is $5,000. Eff me!
Cali doesn't sleep through the night. She wakes up between 2:00am and 5:00am and needs to be let out to go potty. Thank God we're on the 1st floor and we have grass out our back patio, but we've been doing this for a year now and it's getting OLD. Any advice for getting her to hold her bladder until morning? Other than that, she's the best little girl ever!
I have 17 bathing suits. I counted. And I really want a new one for this summer! Why can't I think logically when it comes to shopping?! I think it's a "girl" thing...
I get paid $400-$500/day for these events I worked last month and this month. If I could only make that consistenly for 12 months I'd be able to buy all of that Pottery Barn stuff I want without batting an eyelash! Too bad these events aren't consistent though...
Why oh why do I bite my nails so bad that I have to wear fake nails?!! It's 1 habit I just can't break!
I love event planning and marketing. Event marketing to be specific.
I can't imagine loving a child more than I love my dog.
Spring is my favorite season. Always has been. Easter's my favorite holiday. Always has been. There's something about the mimosa's, candy, brunch and pastels that scream "Kate!" But I despise the allergies that come with this time of year. Super sucky!
Last spring I went to an allergist. My allergies were worse than they had ever been and I attributed it to moving to the south. I was right. I have always been allergic to pollen, hay, cats, dust, feathers, etc. And although I had seen an allergist years back, this allergist in NC confirmed that I am highly allergic to southern grass. Southern grass and cats are what I reacted to the most. My little welts were gigantic compared to some of the others. Southern grass? I live in the south now. This is great...
I need to go to the denist. I don't mind the denist at all and don't understand why so many people hate going. But then again, I've never had braces or a root canal or cavaties really, so I guess I've never had any reason to fear the dentist. I also don't mind going to the gyno. I mean, it's their job. They've seen worse. I'm sure of that just by sitting in the waiting room!
I pay just under $300/month for health insurance. I hate writing that check! It'll be so nice to have a "regular" job one day with company benefits again. My last company benefits rocked (even though I know some are awful)!
I refuse to have an HMO. Never have. Never will.
I never talk politics, but I'm a proud Republican. A moderate Republican. I'm more conservative financially and more liberal socially. I'm all for gay marriage and gay rights. I'm torn with a woman's right to choose. I want lower taxes. I can't stand Michael Moore. I don't think Al Gore is a God and I think it's a joke he won the Nobel Peace Prize. After what he's done to the state of California, I'm embarrassed to admit that I voted Arnold Schwarzenegger into office. I'm for capital punishment. Bryan and I think firing squads are the best form of capital punishment. Gross, huh? And I believe that we're all American and patriotic, regardless of our political party. I love to vote and take pride in my vote, but I don't vote in every election if I don't understand the specifics. For many reasons, I am not for health care reform, although I must admit that after writing a $600 check every 2 months for my insurance, national healthcare does peek my interest. I'm curious, how do all you lovely Canadian's like your country's national healthcare?
If blogging were a religion, I'd be one outstanding follower!
I never buy holiday decor before the holiday. I always buy it after when it's all on sale. I don't really believe in paying full price for anything except make-up!
I'm a lefty and hold my pen super weird. Everyone who see's me write comments on it. Even the Customs guard in Cabo commented on how I held my pen. Sometimes I want to give the finger, but I always smile and laugh instead. In my head I'm giving the finger...
When I decide to take Bryan's last name as mine (because I haven't yet), I will have "a" "i" "l" "y" in that exact order in my first and last name! Won't that look funny?! But right now every airport check-in person, TSA agent and Customs agent feels the need to laugh and make fun of my current first, middle and last name on my airline tickets/drivers license/passport, so maybe the change won't be so bad, LOL!!
I had an HMO when I was teaching. Worst thing ever. Spent more time trying to get referrals then spent at the doctor I needed to be at!ReplyDelete
I spend $425 a month on health insurance! I hate it! Next to my horrendous student loans, it is my least favorite! So I feel your pain! Happy Monday!ReplyDelete
I can't imagine loving a child more than my dog either. what does that say about us?? hahaReplyDelete
Loved reading this! Several produced a little laugh :-)ReplyDelete
This has been my favorite blog to read today. My favorite was your part about never talking politics but you're a proud Republican. I feel like you were able to say exactly the things I want to say but don't know how to word. It calms me.ReplyDelete
I too don't buy anything full price except makeup *love my Chanel and MAC*
and I'm a lefty as well, I know what you go through :)
Thanks for your thoughts, I LOVED them!
Love Pottery Barn, I don't even dare add up the things I want because it would just depress me! One day... and go for the suit! New summer, new suit right?ReplyDelete
All of I have to say is that a girl can never have too many bathing suits right?!?! Haha plus its the beginning of the summer!ReplyDelete
OK- sorry for the second post, BUT I completely forgot to add that I tagged you in my "10 things I love", check it out!ReplyDelete
I like our Canadian health care! I don't understand what everyone is freaking out about in the states.ReplyDelete
You still need benefits, which cover pescriptions and such as well as dental and eyecare. However, if I need to go to a doctor for an appointment its free, I need a physical, its free. I need to go the emergency room, its free. Xrays and bloodwork too, I think....not 100% sure but pretty sure. All that is covered by what we pay in taxes.
Some complain about the long wait times in hosptial, but it depends on the city and the hospital. They also take in order of importance, so if someone walks in who needs more urgent care they get it. If you can stand to wait, then you wait. However long it takes. But, its free and you do get the care you need. They don't leave you dieing in the waiting room, even if you are waiting a while sometimes. If its urgent, they get you in fast.
I have no complaints about our health system, I think its great and I wouldn't trade it for another.
Yessss, love that you brought back the randomless!ReplyDelete
I just bought a new bathing suit... I really don't need one... but you have to get at least one new one every year.
I am a fairly new reader and I've just been reading through your posts today and noticed you pay $300 a month for insurance??ReplyDelete
As a Canadian, our provincial health care is a part of our taxes which everyone complains about (to me, I've grown up with it so I don't know any different) Right now, I am employed part time retail and I have no benefits. I have no dental but if I faint and have to go to the hospital, I can without paying a dime. In Ontario, some things not covered by our health care is optometry, prescriptions, dental. Those are the biggies.
In a good job, there are often benefits at a low cost which cover everything you could need. I love not having to worry about going to the doctor or hospital on a whim. I wish citizens of the US would be more open to the idea!