Good Morning Xangaland!


Today I am going out to lunch and hanging out with Emily.  Then when she leaves I have lot’s of work to do on the computer and around the house.  I have to come up with some good instrumental worship for our prayer meetings on Sunday night and a bunch of lyrics for songs by tomorrow.  Then I also have to get the house in tip top shape and we have to start on the yards.  We are having both sides of the family over for dinner on Monday for Labor Day. 


Nothing much else going on around here at all.  I have things to write about just not time or energy….  Maybe tomorrow.  


Song of the day? More Than Fine by Switchfoot.  Love this song…….


Courtney 

Good Morning Xangaland!


I am back!  That took forever.


We have been so busy over the last couple of days buy honestly there is nothing much to tell……  just cleaning and moving things around and visiting.  You know the normal stuff…


I have one last interview I have to do from Sulimb so I figured I would do it today.  Good questions.


1. If you were registered as a bone-marrow donor, and a serial child-molester doing life in prison for the murder of 7 children needed your marrow to survive, what would you do?


I would give him my bone marrow.  Because it would be good for me to do, and because he deserves to serve his life sentence.  How mean is that?


2. If the Earth was going to be destroyed by an Asteroid in 3 days and you had the responsibility of whether or not to tell the world, would you? Why?


I think I would.  I know that three days is not a lot of time but people are resourceful and even if they can’t save the planet it would give them time to be with their loved ones and prepare themselves for what was to come.


3. If you found a wallet with no ID and $1800.00 in it, what would you do?


I guess I would turn it in to the police and hope no one claimed it!  LOL  Ryan says he would turn in that wallet that had $1500.00 in it.  LOL


4. Assuming we could control these things, if you had to choose where in the world you would want to be born, other than the United States, where would that be?


Ireland….  I have always loved the culture and the accent…. hehehe   I always wanted to have an accent.  Arizona has none whatsoever.


5. If you had the chance to go back in your life and change just one thing, would you? And what would that be?


No.  I don’t have regrets ever.  I believe that everything I have ever experienced has made me me and yes I’m a work in progress but basically I like who I am.  Everything I experience makes me stronger so no, I don’t want to change anything. 


Okay so there’s my interview.  I will try to come back later with something  more.  Hope all of you are doing well.  I’m gonna try and come visit now.


Song of the day? Living Prayer by Allison Krauss


Courtney

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Okay everyone here we go computer off!  See you soon!
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Hello All in Xangaland!


Today is the day we tear this puppy apart…… again.  LOL  So I probably won’t be back until Monday, which is no big deal since no one really does anything much on here on the weekends. 


I put up an interview for Sulimb and I had a really fun time writing the questions with Ryan.  So I’m going to put them up here and ask you all to answer them.  You can answer in the comments or answer them on your site just leave me a comment saying you did it so I know to look for it later. 


Hope all of you have a great weekend.  Here are your questions.


1.Your entire family is out for the day.  Your animals are at a neighbor’s house while you are out shopping.  You return home to find your house ablaze.  You run into the inferno and have time to save only one possession.  What do you take? Why?


2.  If money was no object, and you could move to any place in the U.S. with your family, where would you go?  Why?


3. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie  pop?  How do you know? (Yep this one is Ryans.)


4. You are camping in the woods.  A space ship falls out of the sky obliterating your entire family.  In tears you watch as an alien disembarks from his ship and proceeds to tell you that his race seeded earth and you are a fail safe they put into our DNA in case their race began to die out.  They came to collect you.  There is but one condition you have to come of your own free will.  Do you go?  Or raise an opposition and kill them all?  Why?  (This one is Ryans too lol)


5.You are walking down the street and you stumble upon a man who looks deep into your eyes and tells you that he has seen how but not when you will die.  He also tells you that there is no way for you to change it or prevent it.  He says that for $10.00 he will tell you everything he knows.  Do you find out?  Why?


Have fun everyone!


Song of the day? Take Me As I Am by Tonic.  Good song and catchy too!!!


Courtney

Okay Xangaland I’m back!


I have no idea what was going on at all but the power kept going on and off yesterday and it was driving me crazy!!!  I am feeling much better today thank goodness.  I think I may have had something else on top of the infection because I was sick sick not just infection sick……  But I’m feeling much better now.


In the moving news…… Ryan’s records all cleared inspection and he had his physical today.  He passed everything except for the blood tests, they haven’t come back yet.  So they should be back tomorrow or Monday and if they are all clear he is approved for the job and the process begins! 


So for the rest of today I will be cleaning up my computer and making backups and then we are tearing it apart yet again.  As annoyed as I sound I do enjoy working on this stuff with my husband and my father.  So I may not be around until after the weekend.  Or I may just steal some time on someone else’s computer.  Wish us luck. 


Song of the day? Or weekend?  I’m going to keep the same one thats up now.  Just cause it’s been stuck in my head.  Float On by Modest Mouse.


Courtney


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I though maybe I would do my interview from KoffeeKween.  So here you go.


1.  You wake up tomorrow morning in the exact state of mind that you are now.  But you find that suddenly everything and everyone around you has changed. . . YOU are richer than you could ever have dreamed of and you are extremly famous for something that you have no idea how to do.  You now have the means to go anywhere you want to and do anything you choose to.  Your assistant walks through the door.  What’s the first thing you say to them?


My first words would be “Am I awake?” How original is that?!


2.  You have been chosen to grow the award winning garden for the Garden Society. . .what do you plant?


Oh how exciting!  Assuming money was no issue here.  I would plnat lillies and iris, and fax rosemary and wild lavender and some society garlic.  I would want of course to have snapdraggons too they are my all time favorite.  This would be some much fun!!!!


3.  Chocolate or caramel?


Deffinatly Chocolate.


4.  Your walking along a lovely beach in the soft dusk of the day.  You look down at your feet, and there by the water you spot a beautiful stone.  You pick the stone up and as you look into the center of it, you are awed by the brillance and beauty of it.  Inside lies an entire universe so wonderful and bright that it brings tears to your eyes.  What do you do?  Do you take it with you?  Do you display it?  Or do you toss it back into the ocean in the hopes that you havn’t thrown the entire universe into turmoil?  Why?


I would keep it and hide it away.  Only because I would figure that I had found it for a reason and I would want to keep it safe from harm.  I would also enjoy having something that showed me just how intertwined the world is.  Don’t get me wrong I would show it to people but I would want to hide it away so it couldn’t be harmed.  Maybe I’m just crazy.


5.  Bagles and Lox, or Bagles and cream cheese?


Bagles and Cream cheese but only because I have never tried lox so who knows?


Now, For anyone who wants to play… The Instructions:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview Me!”
2. I will respond by asking you Five Questions.
3. Only respond if you are willing to answer any question that is asked of you.

Sorry everyone I tried to go around and visit and my power keeps going out.  It just came back on.  I’m gonna turn off the pc until I know what is going on.  Maybe I’ll see you later.  Sorry I didn’t get to visit everyone.
Courtney


 


Good afternoon Xangaland!


Sorry it took so long for me to get here today.  We woke up at 5:30AM thank goodness for the bladder infection that became an alarm clock.  Our power was out completely.  It didn’t come on for good until almost 10am and then I was afraid to come mess with the computer until I was good and sure it was on.  So here I am.


I feel much better today.  Not 100% but much better.  I would love to know why every time I get these things they attack me all the way to my kidneys in just days!?!  Oh well meds are good.  Do you know that they gave me the same medication they give a soldier if he is exposed to anthrax?  Of course it’s only a 1/4 of the dose but still!


Not much else going on today.  Except that today is my best friend Emily’s 26th birthday!  We may stop by her new place tonight to say happy birthday to her. 


I think I’m gonna go rest.  I’m so tired.  Must be the meds…. hmmmm


Song of the day?  Float On by Modest Mouse.  Very weird song, very weird group for that matter but intriguing and I can’t get it out of my head today.


Courtney


 

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Yep not coming back around tonight.  I have a fever and I feel aweful.  I will see you all tomorrow.
Dead around here tonight anyway.
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Hey all I just got home from the base. 


I got shuffled from place to place all morning doing tests and blood work.  No fun at all.  I am sick and sore all over and the outcome is…..


Definite UTI which has already turned into a bladder infection and is already migrating to my kidneys. 


They gave me two prescriptions. 


I think I’m gonna pass out.  I hate when these things start to really hurt. 


(Sigh)


I’m gonna go read my book.  I’ve been waiting for it for a while now and it seems like a good way to spend this afternoon.


See you all later.


Courtney

Good Morning Xangaland.


No time to visit this morning.  I’m off to the doctor.  I feel awful today so I may not be back.  We’ll see.


I have a questionnaire I have to fill out for KoffeeKween so maybe later.


Courtney

Did I mention that I chopped all my hair off again?


This is the shortest it has ever been.  Ever as in since it grew out between birth and my third birthday.  Yikes!



It was just so unhealthy and frazzled after the surgery so I chopped it off and figured with all the vitamins I’m taking now and some good treatments it should grow out nice and healthy.



The one thing that amazes me is that I knew I had naturally curly hair but I didn’t know it was this curly with no help!


On a completely different subject…. It is 3:36 in the afternoon and it has now reached 112 degrees.  It was so nice and cooling down there for a while.  Not anymore.  That is one thing I will not miss about Phoenix.


Courtney


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Ugg it is only 10:52 AM and it is 105 degrees!!!!!!!!!!
YUCK come on fall!
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Good Morning Xangaland!


What a very interesting day this is going to be! 


I think I have a Urinary track infection.  YUCK.  I hate doctors and I never go unless I have to.  Well the last time I had a UTI I let it go too long because I did not want to go see my doctor.  Just figured I would drink tons of cranberry juice.  Yep I ended up in the ER with severe kidney infections.  Not fun.  So this time I decided to be a good girl.  Didn’t realize this was going on until Saturday so I had to wait until first thing this morning….  The base switches policies all the time.  Sometimes you have to make appointments in advance but most of the time they will not make an appointment until the day you need it.  So annoying!  Well right now they are on the, ‘we take appointments’ kick so now I have to wait until tomorrow.  (((Sigh)))  All weekend it’s been just wait until Monday and then they will give you those nice antibiotics and everything will be fine.  Ha


So I repeat…. What a very interesting day this is going to be!


On another note it looks like my computer needs it’s complete wipe again.  Seems like I do this every three months or so.  LOL oh well.  So I will be working on back ups for the next few days and then I’ll be doing that.  I also have to replace my DVD burner.  My old one finally burned out.  So I think I’ll just do it all at once. 


I have a ton of stuff to do today because we are having Matt, Debbie, and Macie over for dinner.  The boys have been bugging me to make meatloaf for them since I haven’t made it in almost a year now.  So I give in and will make meat loaf!  LOL 


Hope all of you have a good day.  In case anybody who wants to see missed it the pictures of my blankets are in the post below.  I know I put them up on a weekend and around here weekends are slow. 


Song of the day?  Believe in What You Want by Jimmy Eat World.  Don’t know why but the song has been stuck in my head for days and so I think I just need to play it a few hundred times and make it go away.  LOL 


Courtney


Oh Yeah check out my very cool clock in my story module.  It tells you exactly what time it is where I am.  Cool huh?


Good Morning Xangaland!


I did get the blankets done in time, though just barely.  I was up until 3am the night before finishing them up, plus a few extras.


This finishes off the blankets I had to do for the summer.  As of right now there are no new pregnancies coming up to make blankets for.  What will I do with myself?


The baby these blankets are for will be the son of my best friends oldest sister.  His name will be Robert Michael, or Robbie.  His nursery is done in nursery rhyme theme with emphasis on knights and castles.  The main colors are green blue and yellow.  Really cute!


So without further ado here are his blankets. 


This first is the puffy winter blanket.



Here is the light summer blanket.



A hat to match!



And of course a bib.  What little knight doesn’t need a shield?  What mom doesn’t need thier baby to wear one for that matter?  LOL



Here is the finished package.



All in all I was really satisfied with how these came out.  I love doing this!  Can’t wait to have my own.


But until then anyone want to order a blanket?  LOL


Song of the day? What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.


Courtney