Monday, September 22, 2008

Yesterday at Oktoberfest, Mari was tired of sitting in the stroller, so I put her in the body carrier. I love wearing her. The only drawback is that when she faces out, I can't see her face. She was cranky because she was hungry, but more of it probably had to do with she was bored and hot. Anyway, I fed her the bottle and she kept turning her head. I thought she was just distracted. My friend Matt caught this photo of her. Isn't it funny? We were watching the flea circus, while we determined a plan of attack for the rest of our food consumption.

Oh, and on our way out I won a free pass to see the screening for Eagle Eye. We won't be able to make it after all, but it was still pretty cool to win. You had to pick up 3 cups. If you found at least 2 ping pong balls under the cups, you won a prize. I did. It was just like playing in Vegas!! ha ha.

Also of note, I made the big donation this morning. In my quest to raise money, I think I did a pretty good job from some very, very generous people. Anyway, in my photo shoots, poker tournament, happy hour, and general donations from family and friends, the cash total was $888. Actually, it was $880, but I added the extra 8 because I like fun numbers like that. I think I may have reached my minimum goal of $5K, but I won't know until the end of the week. I have until October to get to that point, but it is nice to know that I'm probably already there at the end of September. It makes me feel like I really accomplished something.

And a real quick 5 question quiz:
  1. Where were you 10 years ago?
    Goodness...that seems like a while ago, huh? Fall 1998...that would put me in Kingsville, playing volleyball with one of my very best friends in the whole wide world. That year was a very difficult year for me, but it taught me that I was much stronger than I gave myself credit for. My family was going to always be there for me, no matter what. I needed to do something with my life that I truly loved, not what I felt was expected of me. (oh and Julie, my last game ever was played at ACU that year. interesting...)
  2. What is on your to-do list today?
    It is Monday, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I need to enter hours here at work, make several appointments, write up a project plan discussion, follow up with some of my documents, and head home. It is my day to get Mari, so we'll hit up the grocery store on the way home if there is time. If not, then I will settle in to watch our favorite Monday night shows: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, followed by Monday Night Football. (early to bed of course, for my training run tomorrow)
  3. What would you do if you had a billion dollars?
    Obviously, pay off our mortgage and student loans. Secure enough money for Mari and future children to live comfortably (but not tell them). I wouldn't quit my job, but I'd see if they'd let me work part time. Helf out my family. Buy a vineyard and build our dreamhouse (complete with all of our favorite rooms, Don!!). Then we'd start with the philanthropy: Gifts to Texas Tech and K-State, Money to the church, Sizeable endowments for teachers in public schools who put forth great efforts into our future, Anonymous donations to various other charitable organizations, and then set up an Endowment Fund for kids who have the desire to go to school, but don't really have the means. I know several good kids with the world of potential, but they just need a little extra nudge and I know this would help. Oh and take my sister away on a fabulous girls trip like we've been meaning to. So many things you can do in this world!
  4. Where are five places you've lived?
    Lubbock, TX (born and high school and some college)
    Amarillo, TX (elementary school years)
    Lewisville, TX (middle school years)
    Vernon, TX (early college years)
    Plano, TX (married years)
  5. What are your bad habits?
    Obsessing over minutae
    Yanking on my hair when in deep thought or frustrated
    Scratching when I'm sleeping, thus leaving scars on my legs
    Did I mention I obsess over the little things??

okay, I tag Jenna, Shannon, Chae, and Julie Alvarez

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