Saturday, March 25, 2006

Hi Everyone,

So apparently spring has sprung. Last night's low was 36 degrees, and as of now in Gainesville it's 61. This weather has been so weird! It was quite hot up until Thursday, but maybe this is the last cold snap we'll be getting before the summer. If only it could stay 75 all year!

Well, the week before Spring Break, Mike had the flu, and the week after, he has acute sinusitis. It's probably because of the flu aggravating his system and also the thick layer of pollen that is covering anything that stands still. And probably also because we got a cat. Did I mention we got a cat? We got a cat. A kitten, actually. She is now about 5 weeks old, and her name is Brooklyn. A girl I used to work with found her in the dumpster behind Pet Supermarket (people actually do that quite often) when she was about a week old, but needed someone to take care of her over Spring Break, and guess who that was... So of course we ended up keeping her. She's gray and fuzzy and really cute, and just now figuring out how to swim in, er, drink from a bowl, which is quite entertaining to watch.

In closing, I wanted to leave you a wedding picture of the boys, but I couldn't pick just one. So, today you get to see four. The photographers said they had the most fun shooting them.













The Captain Morgan Pose, for Aaron. From left we have:
  • Aaron (groomsmen and friend from camp)
  • Chris (usher and friend from camp)
  • Scott (usher and childhood friend of mine)
  • Doug (best man and Mike's old roomate)
  • Mike (you'd better know who he is!)
  • Davey (groomsman and friend from camp)
  • Morgan (groomsman and childhood friend of Mike)
  • David (groomsman and my big brother)
  • Justin (usher and childhood friend of Mike)

My personal favorite of the boys


"The GQ pose"

I always get a laugh from this one.

That's all for now,

Jacki

Monday, March 20, 2006

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are doing well. Mike and I just finished up Spring Break, so it's back to the grind for us. Yesterday we went to Fanning Springs in Chiefland, and it was quiet and relaxing. It's nice to get away from the TV, cell phone, etc. once in awhile.

When I first started this blog, I had just quit my job at Pet Supermarket and had started working for a local family watching their two boys twice a week. It's been going really well, I should have done this a long time ago. I pick them up from school and we goof off and have fun until their parents come home, and I even get to do my homework when they're working on theirs. What's more, I work half the hours and make the same amount of money, and when I come home I can actually tell Mike about all the funny things the boys did and not want to sit on the couch and cry. The only thing I sometimes worry about is what I'm supposed to do for the next number of years when I graduate from college. I've always known I just want to be a mom, but the problem is what to do until that time comes. So stay tuned for that one.

In closing, I have decided to post a wedding picture to show you all every time I update my blog. I'm putting up my personal favorite first. This picture was taken on the swings outside the church right after the ceremony. Smell ya later.


-Jacki

Friday, March 10, 2006

Hello to all,

Just when you guys were beginning to think that I was going to be one of those once-a-month-updaters, I decided to write a new post and let you all know how I'm doing. These past few weeks have been very very busy. I have had the pleasure of studying twice as hard for a test and doing twice as bad, and let me tell ya, that's no fun. The first test we had in this class (Behavioral Psychology) was the Monday after we had all the apartment flooding problems, so I was expecting to do mediocre on it, which I did. I resolved to do better on the second test and studied according to what I thought was a good plan. Unfortunately, my teacher does not agree. So that was fun. It's even more fun thinking about how much MORE time I'm going to have to devote to this class to do well. Such are the woes of the University of Florida.

In other news, Mike came down with the flu on Tuesday. He was feeling crummy all weekend and then he woke up with a fever Tuesday. He felt pretty bad at first, but they got him on Tamiflu and I guess that stuff works because he's been sort of "blah" all week, but much better than he was.

And now I would like to share with you another interesting blog I have found. It's called Vegan Lunch Box, and it's run by a vegan stay-at-home mom. Every day she posts what she packed for her elementary-aged son. While I'm not vegan or even remotely vegetarian, it's very interesting to see what she comes up with.

Random fact for the day
In closing, I would like to share with you all something that I came across that was very interesting. So read this and then go drink a nice big glass of water! Wolfe out.


Interesting Water Facts

  • 75% of Americans, and most of the world population,are chronically dehydrated.
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolismas much as 3%.
  • One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters
  • Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  • A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  • Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.