Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Paul

Could someone please send some warm weather up here!!! The kids in the program have to stay on a sleep schedule (read: no sleeping in on the weekends) so a group of us met to go to breakfast at McDonalds (bribing is allowed). The RealFeel was -4 degrees! The temperature outside was 17 degrees, but the RealFeel is so much more dramatic and well . . . what it really feels like!

Hello! Northwest Arkansas? Your high today was 71 degrees. You need to share. Now please.

Today Hannah and I drove to St. Paul to spend the day with a friend of mine from high school that I haven't seen in over 20 years.

You know, it's kind of like facebook, but in person.

Melissa and I grew up in the same church. Her dad was the pastor. We spent a lot of time together. I vacationed with her family, she vacationed with mine. Watching her grow up I decided I would NOT marry a pastor. Yeah. I have since learned not to tell God what I will not do. Sadly, not from this experience. Because I like to learn things the hard way. But that's another story for another day.

Anyway, we have not seen each other since the day I got married just over 20 years ago. She has four kids from 5 to 19. Her middle two spent the day with us.

We spent the day at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Amazing. The King Tut Exhibit was at the Science Museum. Since Hannah sufferes from Egyptomania it was a perfect fit. We watched Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs in the Omnitheater which was fabulous. It has a rotatable dome that you watch the movie on. Which was great right after I learned how to watch it so that I wouldn't get nauseous and well, you know . . .

I found myself at the museum today. In the back ground is my friend Sally.

Okay, now that I have posted a pic of myself, I should explain. I haven't had a hair cut since November.

Don't judge.

My bangs are grown out and I can't decided if I should cut them or let them go. It is such a tough decision. I go back and forth and back and forth. And all this time I am going back and forth and back and forth, I am looking, well, indecisive. And hair styleless.

We got a bonus today! Nothing says "we love you" like a box of Girl Scout Cookies in your mailbox . . .

And nothing says "I receive your love" like eating a dozen few before bed.

We also got another box today:

I'm trying to decide if this is from someone who loves us. Or someone who doesn't like my clothes. And wants me to buy a new wardrobe. In a bigger size.

I'll ponder it . . . while I nibble.


  1. It's so great that you were able to see Melissa. It's been a very long time since you have seen her. In fact, I think that the last time you saw her was at our wedding?.....

    I'm so glad that you were able to catch up and see how she has been doing and for her to meet our sweet Hannah. (Wish we could have all been there to see her so that she could have met SJ as well....)

    Well, Sunday is coming -- with one hour less sleep tonight. But I'm not worrying about it 'cause I'll probably be up most of the night studying for my final tomorrow night. One more day and I'll be finished with this class. It was a great feeling being done with my other one on Friday night. Now - I have quite a bit of hours left watching lectures (which I haven't caught up on) before I can take my final after Sunday night service. So, if you can't sleep tonight - give me a call - I'll be up! :)

    It will be good to have SJ home tonight. Last night I was once again NOAH, with the two dogs and cat sleeping with me. :(...and that little truly kept snoring all night.....She gets them all tonight.

    I pray that you have a great time of worship tomorrow and a day to catch up on all that you need to get done before another busy week (your last one at the Pain Clinic).

    All my love, prayers and blessings --

    I love the girl scout cookies....SJ and I bought you three boxes and put them in the freezer so you can have them when you get home. (I know that you don't want to eat sweets, but we know that you love them and wanted to get you something....)
    The delicious chocolates are look amazing!!!

  2. Amazing! I'm sure Hannah loved the exhibit! And if it helps...the little "you" in the museum has bangs. LOL! :) Thin mints and chocolates and freezing temps...a combo that would send me soaring into a new wardrobe for sure. But I don't see an extra ounce on you...trying not to be jealous!

    Praying for you both in this last week at the clinic. May God richly bless...

  3. Anne, you have an amazing daughter, but you have an amazing family...and you are an amazing person. (Amazing!) Truly, these blogs you have written are a blessing. I feel that I know you better and understand Hannah's challenges and triumphs far better than I ever could before. God bless you and give you all a safe trip home. You are missed!
    Jo Ray