And it get's worse still
I counted 10. How many did you count?
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:11 AM
I hung out with "my girls" yesterday. I have been discipling them since the summer before their 7th grade year (they are juniors now). Last year one of them moved away. She came into town for Easter with her mom and so we got to all spend an afternoon together...laughing and catching up. It's so funny how much they have grown spiritually, physically, and in maturity. (They are way wiser than I was at their age, they are way taller than me now, and they are sweet girls who love their Lord). I almost feel like I'm hanging out with good girl friends who are my age. They are great and we laughed a TON!
The day was topped off with some "girl time" with Cara Badger. We watched Pride and Prejudice, ate Starbucks Mud Pie ice cream...and she made 15 pairs of earrings for Lisa Leonard...who makes absolutely gorgeous jewelry (how do you like that plug?). Jason and Keith went and played racket ball for a couple of hours. They had a blast and came back all pumped up. Boys like to compete with each other...it's in their nature or something. Jason is stoked because he found someone that he can play with. So it looks like this will be our new Thur. night routine. Sounds good to me! It was a very fun night.
Switching now to a more somber note. We left Keith and Cara's and were driving down Madonna Rd. You could see some lights of police cars and what not up ahead. We figured there was an accident or something. As we got closer I saw something in the road...the headlights of the police car were shinning on it. As we approached I realized that it was a body...a man. I don't know why I didn't look away but I just kept staring at it. It was twisted in a way that did not look natural at all. There was no one around him or anything. When I looked at his face and saw that his eyes were closed I pretty much freaked out. I was sure that he was dead. Jason was shocked at my reaction. He's never seen me have a melt down before. At first I was distressed and sad and then I was just plain mad. They had him just laying there in the middle of the road for everyone to see...and with a spotlight for that matter. Jason brought me back to my senses and told me that it's possible that he wasn't dead and that it probably just happened so there hasn't been time to conceal him or move him (the ambulance wasn't even there yet). He thought that we should pray for him. So, we did.
I could not shake the image from my head though. It was so horrible and it kept flashing into my mind over and over through out the night as I was getting ready for bed. It took a while for me to fall asleep but I finally did. The first thing I did this morning was check ksby to see what happened. It was on the internet and praise the Lord he wasn't dead. REALLY messed up, but not dead. I guess he broke both legs and arms (which is the reason for the horrible position he was in), fractured his head, and fractured his neck (which is why they weren't touching him). He was probably knocked out when we drove by. He was a transient who had ran out into traffic and a 23 year old guy hit him...ugh...can you imagine? I think I would have a nervous break down if I ever hit someone. Poor guy. I have never seen anything like that so I think it just really hit me hard. When I thought that he was dead it really made me realize that we ARE mortal. I mean I know that but...I've never seen someone without life in their body. I'm not sure why I shared this. I guess I was really happy and thankful to know that he lived.
So, yeah...ok...have a great weekend everyone. It's FRIDAY!!!!!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:15 AM
Weird title...yes, I know. Well, Jason's parents went out of town and so I made dinner for Jason last night. His mom is an amazing cook and I quite literally eat dinner at their house almost every single night. yummm. I fear marrying this guy because there is a really high bar set for me in the cooking department. He tells me that it doesn't matter and that I'm a good cook. I know he's lying, it does matter...the kid is ruled by his stomach. So I decided to make Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic last night. I'm not a huge chicken lover (at least compared to beef) but this is pretty yummy and really easy...and I think it's somewhat healthy! It's adds some pizazz to that ever so common feather winged dish. If you like balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mushrooms...I believe you may like this. Oh, and it's quite good with a little glass of red wine...yum!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:40 AM
Well, I think that I am going to pick back up an old "talent". For 3 years I played the viola. Just when I was getting to a point where I felt pretty confident we moved to California. North Carolina has a way better in-school music program than California and I enjoyed it immensely! When we moved here there wasn't much for me to get involved in and so it got dropped.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:32 AM
A fun survey...and these are not in order. Just in the order that they popped into my head!!! :-)
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. McDonald's (oh yes!)
2. Care-giver for elderly man...I miss Cliff :-(
3. Grace Church youth intern/assistant
4. Administrative Assistant at the San Luis Business Center
Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Little Mermaid (watched it every day after school when I was in 2nd grade)
2. You've Got Mail
3. Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlee
4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Four places I've lived:
1. Las Vegas, NV (Born there)
2. Atascadero, CA (Pre-school)
3. Fayetteville, NC (K-8th grade)
4. San Luis Obispo, CA (9th grade-present)
Four TV shows I watch:
1. Wheel of Fortune
3. The Amazing Race (this is the only one where I watch it every time there is a new episode...my life goal is to be on the show. Jason and I should do it and we would be the "conservative weird Christian couple". We would totally rock!)
4. Myth Busters
Four places I have been:
1. Sri Lanka (3 times)
4. Tijuana, Mexico (if you can call it Mexico)
Four favorite foods:
2. lamb kabobs (not shishkabobs sp?) but the kind in the wrap.
3. pineapple curry
4. ice cream? (does that count as food?)
Four places I'd rather be right now
1. Anywhere but work
2. On a plane flying somewhere that I've never been to
3. Living in a tribe (preferably not a cannibalistic tribe though) aiding them in something useful...like education (adventurous eh?)
4. On top of Cuesta Ridge about to do the single track down Morning Glory...that sounds fun.
Four things I'm looking forward to this year:
1. An engagement ring maybe? :-)
2. Hopefully finding some sort of missions ministry to become involved in
3. Completing a quilt
4. Summer weather!
Four places I love to shop:
1. Art's Cyclery
3. Target (I think that this is everyone's favorite store)
4. REI (I wish we had one!)
Posted by Jason and Anna at 1:15 PM
I love sunny, warm weekends! I especially love it when Easter is warm and beautiful. Not sure why. I guess it's fun to wear spring time dresses. I didn't this year though. I wore a pink shirt...that's close enough. I also forgot to wear deodorant to church...ewww. I am not one of those dainty girls who barely sweat and when they do it hardly smells. When I'm hot, I sweat...and it smells rather ripe. So, sorry about the b.o. yesterday. Anyways...
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:15 AM
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:15 AM
Found this on MSN.com. It's an article on why Easter is not an excuse for a shopping spree, unlike Christmas. I thought that it was interesting. It's interesting that this was put on MSN. I feel like the writer might be a Christian, not sure. I thought it was great how she said that Easter demands a real answer. "Yes," I follow Christ and believe Him to be Lord and Savior or "no" I don't. It doesn't allow for a "ok, maybe" answer. Read for yourself!!!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 11:03 AM
Jason and I hung out with some of our "couple" friends last night...we haven't hung out with these two in like 2 1/2 months (way too long!). We have friends that we hang out with seperately and we have friends that we hang out with together. Keith and Cara Badger are some of our "couple friends"...although we are definitely in different stages of life. The funny thing is that with them, it doesn't so much feel like that. They still feel like our peers which is really nice. It was great for Jason to hang out with Keith and bond over their current stage of life...that wonderful stage of life that some men go through...the one where they have no clue what they are going to do in the future. It's so refreshing for Jason to talk with someone who is going through it, vent their worries, feel understood, and just encourage one another. Thanks Keith!
Cara was a blast as always. I love her honesty and perspective on life. We always seem to laugh which is great! Gotta love good friends where you just feel at ease with one another. So thanks guys!
P.S. Anyone want a super yummy icecream flavor? We brought some icecream over to the Badger's house last night and it was a hit! It's Dreyer's Slow Churned American Idol icecream (that's right, there's even pop-culture icream!) The flavor though is "Mint Karaoke Cookie." We ate the whole carton last night! If you like mint icecream...you'll love this. Yummy Yum!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:50 AM
Don't you just love new sheets? I do! There is just something so wonderful and refreshing about them. I bought a pair of sheets yesterday and absolutely love the fabric. It sort of reminds me of jersey cotton but much, much softer and not so stretchy. They are completely natural and organic too. Yay for the environment! :-) Anyways, the color is wonderful. They are sort of a deep orangish-pink. It's a very bold color but they are very springy! Love it. The best part...the set was only $11.99! Wow...what a steal! Now I have two sets of sheets...that will be nice when it's 10:00 at night and I realize that I forgot to put the sheets into the dryer. I guess I won't have to sleep in my sleeping bag anymore! Yay!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 2:01 PM
Have you ever wondered why it is socially unacceptable to have a mullet but just fine to have your hair half up and half down? Isn't the latter style pretty much the same...it's just more like a mullet that you can go back on? Judge for yourself...
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:46 AM
I will preface this by saying...the format on some of my posts really bugs me. I always want it to double space for new paragraphs. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. And what is up with the weird spacing in these first few paragraphs? Oh well. **EDIT: I am the MASTER! I busted into the HTML of this post and messed around with it until I got all of the paragraphs to double space! I'm on my way to being a full blown computadora nerd!
Also...sorry about the title and my foul mouth! :-) I couldn't resist! Shock or offend anyone? Hope not. hehe
This weekend was a little...different. The very fact that I had 48 hours to do whatever I wanted was beautiful in and of itself. It was sort of a strange weekend. The weekend before last was so beautiful and warm. This weekend was cold, rainy, and I some how managed to get hailed on TWICE! What in the world!?!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:41 AM
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:23 AM
Posted by Jason and Anna at 1:45 PM
Yesterday I took a day off and had a three day weekend. We were thinking about going snowboarding or seeing "Wicked" in LA but we ended up just hanging out. So, here are the happenings for the weekend/Mon:
-Went on a ride. Ben's bike broke and so he had to turn around and go back...never fun. We kept going though (don't worry, we tried to turn back with him but he insisted that we should keep going and not turn back.)
-Had Muzzio's for lunch...a deli downtown that has all of this yummy imported food. My favorite sandwich has fresh buffalo mozzeralla, basil leafs, roma tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar on a sourdough roll...YUMMMM! We also spotted some "Lady Fingers" while we were there and so that inspired Jason to make his true authentic Italian tiramisu (a recipe that he got from his italian professor in Italy). Needless to say, Jason's parents and I were quite excited to get to take part in that treat!
-Went to church, which is always fun!
-Had lunch with my fam at Costco...yum! :-)
-Went climbing at SLO-Op and conquered some new routes...which my arms are still sore from!
-Watched the edited version of "Troy" on AMC. It was ok. It's one of those movies where you can truly say, "Everyone dies in the end."
-Stayed up till 12am and finished my purse that I have been working on. I like it. The colors are bold but fun. It was a simple pattern...well, there wasn't a pattern. I think I saw the same design somewhere and went with it. Let's see if I can get a picture on here.
-Went to Linnea's for lattes and apple turnovers.
-Browsed Mountain Air Sports.
-Tried climbing again...big mistake. I was so weak and tired from the day before.
-Went on a ride...that felt good.
-Got my $10 tax refund in the mail...wowie wow, I will try not to spend it all in one place.
-Even more exciting, I got my fabric samples in the mail. Yay. I think that I will be going with the last fabric post. It's super fun!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:11 AM
"Excuse me but you have something on your chin." -Random man who walks into the office.
"Um, yeah, you have something on your chin." -Random man who walks into the office
"Oh, really?" -Me
Frantically grabbing a kleenex and wiping chin thinking, "what could it be? mental check: what did I eat, oh gosh, a bean and cheese burrito."
Random man who walks into the office leaves...(weird, did he see the cheese on my chin through the office window and think, "What a pathetic girl, someone needs to tell her that she has a huge piece of melted cheese stuck to her chin, I'll go do that right now") He didn't even say why he came in! Maybe HE was embarassed and felt ackward and so he left. I don't know.
And now I'm sitting here, some-what embarassed, and yet...I can't help but laugh at myself. So, the next time you eat a bean and cheese burrito...look out for the cheese. Nobody likes a cheesy chin!
**Edit: So the guy ended up coming back an hour later and asked for a lawyer's office. hmmm...where did he go? Anyways, I wasn't really embarassed until I saw him walking up the second time...then I was really really embarassed. I think it's becuase he left right after he told me about my burrito blunder without saying anything. I really think he left becuase he felt ackward. What a weirdo. He actually did seem "different" when he asked for the lawyer's office. He had a weird beanie on...not that that is the mark of a weird person. Ok, I'm done.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 12:56 PM
Here is a super corny little poem about Friday that I thought of in the shower this morning...
It's 6am, the alarm clock sounds,
I can't seem to get up today.
The fifth day, it seems like the tenth,
I push the snooze, "just five more minutes,"
Maybe I can call in sick?
I come to my senses, throw off the covers,
And scamper to the shower.
Open the drawer, look at my jeans,
But some how end up in trousers.
Comtemplate flip-flops, those won't go
Grab uncomfortable shoes.
Paint on make-up, a wet sloppy bun?
No, that just won't do.
Plug in the blow dryer, brush my hair,
Run out the door, I'm five minutes late.
I forgot my lunch, and to brush my teeth,
Today is the fifth day and we know what that means...
It's Friday and tomorrow I can...
Push the snooze a hundred times,
and pretend to be sick.
But, who wants to do that when it's Saturday
and I can wear my jeans and "flips"
I can not brush my hair, and not wear make-up,
although I probably will. :-)
I can do whatever I want, it's the weekend and...
can you tell that I'm only slightly thrilled?!?
So, here's to all of you working peeps who know exactly what I mean!!!:-) I would imagine that this applies also to all of the very noble stay at home mamma's who get to have their husbands home to help with the kiddies! Yay for Friday!!!!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:13 AM
Well, I changed my Blog and...TADA! Here it is in all of it's glory. I had some fun trying to make it "unique". Not sure if that's possible in the Blog realm but I did my best. Anyways, I changed the title, went with a biking theme, and used red as an accent. I'm loving red accents lately...paired with almost any color. The title seemed appropriate because at this point life for me has so many possible directions that it could take. So, rather than freak out and stress about what may or may not happen, I'll just trust the Lord and go along for the ride...and it reminds me of mountain biking so there you have it!
On another note...can I just say that I love Julianna Wiskow! What a fabulous person!!!! She discipled me, Autumn, and Jenny for a year or so. She moved to Colorado my freshmen year of college and I've seen her a couple of times since then. She did a spontaneous vacation to CA with her roomie and I managed to get work off so that I could hang out with her yesterday. We caught up on all of the latest happenings in our lives, had Woodstocks for lunch, went hiking up Bishop's, and enjoyed our 78 degree weather. What a fun time! Thanks for a great day Julianna!!!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:27 AM
My Blog is under construction, please pardon the mess! :-)
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:46 AM
This designer is Sandi Henderson and her line is called Ginger something...I can't remember the name. Anyways, here are some fabric swatches. I want 11 prints for my quilt and so I'll have to search out 2 more prints to go with this. What do you think?
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:51 AM
So, I went to the bank on Fri. Upon arriving I saw that there was one of my beloved Girl Scouts selling those yummy Carmel Delight cookies. I had just took out a $20 bill from the ATM and so I bought a box for "$6". I place $6 into quotes for a reason! :-)
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:46 AM