1. Our friend, Stephen, found this online at Target and e-mailed me the link. I think this just might actually be the greatest thing ever invented (besides the hair straightener, of course). Hello, 2010 Christmas list! I’ll be sure to operate this while wearing the proper uniform of course.
2. This video made me laugh—it’s a parody on church-planting as narrated by a computer voice. You might not be as amused as Brian and I were if you have never participated in a church plant, but I think you will be able to appreciate it nonetheless.
3. Today my RE’s nurse called me out of the blue stating that she noticed I was scheduled to come in for an appointment tomorrow and said that she wanted to know why. (First red flag). I told her that I had called in last week and the other nurse had scheduled me because I needed to start the next round of medicine. She then asked what kind of medicine. (Second red flag). I informed her that it was Femara, and she then asked what dosage. (Third red flag).
Fortunately, she seemed to catch on quickly to what my situation was, but does anyone else think that perhaps this information should have, oh, I don’t know, been written on my chart?! Nonetheless, I did find it amusing that she didn’t seem the least bit apologetic for the obvious lack of communication going on there. At least if you are going to drop the ball, you might as well be bold about it, right?
4. Brian is preaching at church on Sunday! I have only gotten to see him preach one other time, so I’m excited to watch him in action. He has been practicing all week, but has so far refused to practice in front of me. Apparently he does not appreciate my gift of sanctified criticism :)
5. We get to see my family this weekend! As you might recall, my dad turned the big 6-0 a few weeks ago, so we are having a belated birthday dinner in his honor. This also means that I will get to spend some quality time with my favorite 5-year-old, 3.5-year-old, 1.5-year-old, and 3-month-old. Although let’s be honest, they are far more interested in seeing Uncle Brian than boring Aunt Amanda. Emma called me last night (for the first time in months), and the first words out of her mouth were, “Manda, where’s Brian?” Ouch.
6. Halloween is on Sunday! I have always been a big fan of Halloween, primarily because of the amount of sugar that’s involved. I haven’t decided what I’m going to dress up as yet, but Brian has already declared that he is going to be Spiderman. So is my 1.5-year-old nephew, just for the record.
In addition to passing out (and eating) candy, we’re also going to be having an LSC block party to help us get to know some of our neighbors. So if you happen to go trick-or-treating in Richmond on Sunday night (or if you just want to see my husband sporting an adult Spiderman costume), be sure to stop by for a hot dog or two!