Okay so I totally love this layout. Love it, love it, love it. BUT! For some reason I feel like I need to change it again. heh. The recent picture will give you an idea of what’s in store. Sheesh, I just can’t stay with one thing for long. *shrug*

In other news, I had to turn the heater on in the car for the first time this morning. It was coooold outside. I welcome the cool weather. Gives you more reason to snuggle at night.

Eggs, Cells and Sickness


I felt kinda sickly again this weekend so I didn’t really do a lot.

Saturday I woke up to breakfast in bed. Yummy ham, mushroom and cheese omelet. Mmmmm Ben makes really really yummy omelets. Then he got up and did a deep cleaning on the kitchen while I slept. Sheesh, I have the best boyfriend ever!

Sunday we were lazy again. Did some laundry, took turns playing Splinter Cell… We had a REALLY lazy weekend.

This morning I woke up feeling a LOT better. Tons of energy and looking forward to getting Cassidy back!!


I got a JOB! Can you say a big WOOOHOOOOOOOO for me!!!

Anyway, I went into Best Buy Wednesday and filled out thier ‘online’ application. Then that very same day they called Ben, who I had listed as a contact, and then they called me. I was invited to the ‘Job Fair’ today at 10am. They were doing interviews and about 4 people went before me. They all got told that they would hear from them. I was interviewed for about 15 minutes and the lady said, ‘I’d like to offer you a job here at Best Buy.’ I almost jumped on the poor lady.

So, I am going to take the drug test tomorrow and then orientation is next Saturday. I will start out part time but they are going to change some part time employees to full time at the beginning of the next month and whoever works the hardest between now and then gets to move up to a full time position with better pay. I’m gonna work my butt off and knock the socks off of them and I *will* have one of those full time positions!

I am very excited because the lady that interviewed me made it seem like there is a lot of room for advancement so I should be able to work my way up the ladder. YAY for Anna!!!


Top 5 reasons to never get Strep Throat:

#1 – The Pain: Oh my GOD the pain. Like hot pieces of little sharpened glass shards being ground into your throat. That’s actually not even bad enough. I couldn’t even swollow my own saliva, I was having to spit it out. Vicodin was not getting rid of the pain.

#2 – NO KISSING! – It’s amazing how much you miss even just having a little peck on the lips. I’d lean in to kiss Ben and then suddenly remember I was not allowed. When you feel that bad, you want to cling to the thing that brings you the most comfort, the most pleasure… when you can’t have that if feels like torture. At this moment, we have not kissed since Sunday evening.

#3 – Dehydration/Malnutrition: When you can’t swollow, you can’t drink or eat. On Tuesday night I realized that my heart was beating so hard I could feel my pulse in my fingers. I knew that I needed to get some fluid in me right away and I forced myself to drink. I’d have to put water in my mouth, then sit there for a few seconds and talk myself into actually swollowing it. Water, mouth, think, swollow… *pain* *shudder* *pain* *whince*… repeat. Through three glasses. It took me almost an hour a glass.

#4 – Shot! I had to have a Penicillin shot. The shot itself was nothing, I could not even really feel it. That night as I prepared to get sleep for the first time in 4 days though, I realized that I felt like I had a huge bruise on my behind. And it hit right in my comfy position for sleeping!! Cassidy got a kick out of watching MOMMY get the shot though!

#5 – NO KISSING!!!


I have strep throat. I started to have a sore throat on the way home from Bakersfield Sunday evening. By Monday morning I was feeling REALLY bad but still went out and ran errands all day. Then Tuesday I could not eat, drink… I could not even swollow my own saliva, I was having to spit it out.

So today I went to the doctor and got a Penacillin shot. That was at about noon and I’m already starting to feel better. I just have a headache now that the doctor said I’ve probably had the whole time was just in too much pain in the mouth to realize it.

So he told me lots o’ fluids and bed rest for two more days. I hate bed rest. I get too dang bored! I do have a book I’m wanting to read so I’ll try to catch up on that.


Cassidy had to have 5 immunizations shots today and a TB test. Poor thing.. She did okay till about shot three when she started to whimper, shot four she started to cry and by shot five she was REALLY upset. It took about 30 seconds total to get them all done. I have to give credit to the nurse, she got it done quickly.

Now she’s out on the couch sleeping. She has a bit of a fever which the nurse said to expect because of the Chicken Pox vaccination.


I really need to remember to do this more often.

1. Is the name you have now the same name that’s on your birth certificate? If not, what’s changed?
The name that I am using now is the one on my birth certificate. For a short time I had another last name but that part of my life is over now.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything about my name. It was given to me by my parents and I think that’s reason enough to keep it!

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
I’ve never really asked. I guess I should do that this weekend.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
ummmm I don’t really hate any. I’ve been called Annie, AnnaBanana.. But that was mostly growing up. I never really hated any of them.

5. Is the analysis of your name at / / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn’t it?

Your first name of Anna has given you a quick-minded, sensitive nature.
Very true.

It gives you a creative ability in art, music, singing, or fancywork and an appreciation for refined surroundings.
The first part is a lie. I have absolutely no artistic ability whatsoever. The appreciation for refined surroundings is right on though.

Your sociable nature expresses affection, kindness, and thoughtfulness to the extent that it is difficult for you not to be affected by others and governed by your emotions, rather than by logic and reason.
Ummmm, no. I’ve rarely, if ever, heard the words ‘kindness or thoughtfulness’ used to describe my ‘sociable nature’. I come across as a pretty harsh person. I am however led by my emotions rather than logic and reason about 98% of the time.

As you respond to love and encouragement from others, your romantic and dreamy nature can easily lead you into love affairs.
Ummm… I don’t think this describes me. Maybe at one point in my life, but not now.

Your desire for peace at any price can result in going out of your way to avoid arguments and confrontation or hurting the feelings of others.
This has gotten true as I’ve gotten older. Two years ago I didn’t care who you were, I was going to tell you exactly what I thought about you. In the recent past I’ve started to learn that my words can greatly effect anothers feelings and I’ve started to be better about biting my tongue. I’d even go so far as to say that I do avoid arguements so I don’t have to deal with the consiquences of my words hurting somebody else.

Also, budgeting can be a problem as you enjoy spending money and can easily ignore being practical.
DING DING DING DING DING! We have a winner!!!

It’s hard for me to take this at face value because I could have put in the name Beth, Sue or Amanda and picked out a few qualities that I do have and don’t have. I really don’t think that this is a fair way to judge a person’t character. But whatever, maybe you learned a little something about me. heh