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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Prayer Request.

Please pray for my Uncle Bill. He recently went to the hospital emergency room because he was having severe abdominal pain, and the emergency room doctor's diagnosis was that my uncle's cancer was back, this time in his spleen. However, my uncle's doctor thinks this was a misdiagnosis, and that my uncle simply had a gallbladder attack. My uncle is having a bone marrow aspiration today, so hopefully we will have more information and a correct (non-cancer related) diagnosis soon.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Midewest Earthquake.

Yesterday morning at approximately 5:38a.m., I was awaken abruptly when my studio apartment began to shake. It felt like the entire apartment was vibrating; my futon was creaking and the chandelier in the living area was swaying. At first I thought I was in the middle of a tornado, but my mind quickly reasoned that there had been no severe storms in the weather forecast. My apartment is at the end of the hallway on the second floor, so it is next to the laundry facility. As the shaking continued, it sounded like someone was doing laundry and the washers had gone off-balance and were banging into each other. Then, as quickly as it had started, the shaking stopped. I laid in bed for a couple of minutes, contemplating trying to go back to sleep, my heart racing and my body too paralyzed to get up and look around. Finally I rolled over and switched on the television, turning on the Channel 8 morning news. Minutes after I had turned on the television, there was breaking news about an earthquake centered in southern Illinois. Suddenly everything made sense, and my body finally began to relax. The moral of the story? If I am ever in a catastrophic situation, I will surely be doomed, seeing as how even just the thought of a possible tornado is enough to paralyze me. :-D On a more serious note, it does make me wonder how I would react were a truly dangerous situation to arise.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Where A Kid Can Be A Kid.

On March 24th, I saw one of my best friends from childhood, Allison, that I had last seen when we were in highschool. Allison, her mom, and her three children spent the day in Indianapolis going to the Children's Museum and Build-A-Bear, with their final stop being the ever popular family entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's. I met them for dinner that evening after I got off work, and it was a blast. :-) I was nervous at first, because you can never really predict what it is going to be like when you see someone for the first time in years, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was like no time had passed between us at all. It is comforting to know that true friendships do exist, where no matter how much time has passed or what has happened in your life, you can always pick up right where you left off. I have to say, my favorite part of the evening was when Allison and I got up to play some games. Not only is Chuck E. Cheese's a place where a kid can be a kid, but it is a place where an adult can be a kid as well. :-) Here's hoping I will always be able to connect with my inner child.