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sort of sad/happy halloween...moslty.

yesterday, i came down with the stomach flu. i just don't know why but boy oh boy, does it suck. when it first came about, it was just a fever. a couple hours into it, it finally broke and i was so happy. zack and i had a wedding to go to so since my fever broke and i was feeling mostly ok, i wanted to go. to support our friends, to see our friends, and to see cael in a tux:) i made it through the ceremony which was just beautiful but we had to leave soon after because the blasted flu was on the attack. i had a little sprite to calm my tummy but on the way to the car, my tummy decided it couldn't keep the sprite in:( oh gosh, it was such a disaster.
i finally fell asleep last night but my stomach woke me up bright and early at 6am this morning. normally i am ok with waking up was the fact that the toilet was calling my face that was the problem. I was so upset when i woke up feeling sick because i made my halloween costume this year and i was going to wear it to a fun party and i knew all of that was not going to happen if i was still ill this morning...and i did. anywho, my morning nastiness lasted until about 10:30am. i spoke to my friend erika, who is a nurse, and she recommended pedialyte and i was so surprised but so happy once i got it. thank you erika. it doesn't taste completely horrible and the throwing up has stopped...hopefully for good.
i won't be doing anything fun tonight which is mostly sad since i love halloween but i am so thankful that i am feeling better.
i hope you have such a happy halloween. be safe and eat tons of candy. it's totally ok tonight:)


today i felt physical pain in a way i have never felt before and it was completely miserable. i woke up this morning and did my workout which was wonderful. i showered, got ready, and went over to zack's for lunch. we had a really neat study from philippians, we went for a bike ride, and after we went for lunch at panera which was great. i know, you are probably wondering where the pain comes it is. when lunch was over we went back to zack and jame's home and i was sleepy so i laid down for a nap on the top bunk. bad idea. when i woke up from my nap, i got up ultra fast and i bonked my head on the ceiling and when i say bonked, i mean BONKED. it beat the time i was smashed in the face by a tennis ball. it was loud and painful and it was ten minutes before i had to go into work. i set my alarm to wake me just before my 2:00 shift:( my head hurt so bad, so work was a bit tough tonight. my head feels like it is going to roll right off of my neck. i know it isn't but it is the biggest ouch i have experience in a long time, maybe ever. lesson learned...don't EVER take the top bunk. overall, my day was still lovely. i hope yours was as well. sweet dreams ahead.

ps...i know it is silly, but please pray for my head:)


zack just launched a new photo blog and it is wonderful and you should look. it is not full yet but he will be posting more in the days to come which is super exciting. if you ever need someone to snap a few shots, he would be a neat pick:)


if you know me, you know that i happen to really love owls. and when i write really, i mean REALLY. every time i find an owl, i buy it, if it is reasonably priced that is. there have been times when i have purchased two or three of the same owl just because i loved them so much...true story:) i even have lovely friends who have gifted me owls for no special reason but the fact that they thought of me when the passed by an owl in a shop. so sweet.
well, this year i decided to get a bit creative for halloween. i know, i know, you are probably thinking, "roxi, aren't you a little too old for halloween?" and you know, maybe i am but i still really like it and i am going to like it for a long time, i think. well, i am just bits and pieces away from creating an owl costume and truly, i am so excited about it. i am going to a fun little party on halloween and i want to dress up a bit:) like i said, i still have a bit to go, but i am really enjoying it thus far. i like halloween so much and this year, i get to wear something homemade:)


today was such a fun/funny day. well, it ended funny but the overall day was wonderful. i woke up early this morning and got ready for a wedding...i wore my homemade headband and i really like it so much. once i was ready i picked zack up, and the two of us headed out to brea. he took photos for a friend's wedding and i sang during the ceremony. it was a really special ceremony and i am pretty sure it is safe to say that everyone there enjoyed the experience.
ok, onto the funny:) a little while ago zack got into a car accident...this is not the funny part yet. it was a pretty bad one so his car just went downhill no matter how much he has been trying to care for it. well, last week, the poor thing finally gave in and it just isn't drivable anymore. zack decided to go on a search for a new/used car and one of the places he is searching is craigslist. he doesn't have very much money to put into a car so since we have both found some pretty super things through craigslist, why not try the car search. well, he found a super deal and today after the wedding, we decided to go take a gander at the vehicle.
long story short, when we were walking over to meet the man who was selling the car, he ran across the street and nearly killed a man. yes, really. he ran over, knocked a man down and gave him a pretty hard kick in the head...the man did not get up. the car owner(well at least we thought he was the car owner...we don't really know) walked back over to us, apologized and smiled, and proceeded to tell us about the car...what?!! it got that much worse when an older woman came out of the house and suggested that someone go over to make sure the man was still breathing! oh gosh, i almost peed my pants. zack did the smartest thing ever and got us out of there asap. it was so crazy mostly because we were in a nice part of town so i am not sure what in the world happened. well, we took off and it is safe to say that we will be avoiding that type of scenario at all costs from here on out:) the way, the man on the ground, he got up...we saw as we were leaving...yikes. so zack still needs a car. if anyone out there has one or knows of one, zack is looking. thank you.
when we got home, we told my folks about it and all had a good laugh. i decided to work on my halloween costume a bit. i am so close to being done and it is going to be the sweetest owl costume:) i will post photos of it and of the wedding when i get a few.
friends, i hope you experience peace this week. i am going to do my best.


it was a good day. it has been quite some time since my last note so i decided yesterday that today would be the day for a new one. yesterday, i had a million things to write about, today it seems that i forgot them all:) which is ok. i suppose that just means i will write to let you know about recent happenings. another time:)

a day like today...

is the kind of day i don't want to experience often. i have not been in such a funk in a very long time. i don't know what it was but everything that could have been strange in a bad way and wrong was and more. i don't know that i ever believed that weather could be a factor in a person's emotional state but zack and a few other individuals told me it can be(really???). it makes me a bit more upset because i like the fall so much but the sudden weather change was so weird for me today. it really was. i don't know what else to credit my sudden mood change to because i work with lovely people who care about me and there was no specific event that had potential to devastate my day. i am getting ready to open my Bible in a bit. i can't think of anything i would rather do right now. and sarah is coming over.

visit #2

we couldn't resist. aura, joe, and laura wanted to visit the pumpkin patch today so for the second sunday in a row, we went for a visit. and it was just as fun as the first one:) dry corn was the major purchase this week and it is just so beautiful. i love family and friends and that fall is here.


yesterday i went to the pumpkin patch in yucaipa and if you have never been, you should go. it is such a wonderful place especially when you are there with lovely people. sarah, james, mandy, zack, and myself all decided it was a good day to pick pumpkins and we were so right:) we found some really lovely ones. after we found our pumpkins, which were not all the traditional orange color, we went to see the goats because i love them so much. one day i would like to have a little goat if it is at all possible. we had such a neat time feeding them and playing with them. it was such a happy time. happy fall friends. enjoy it:)

fall, i like you...a lot.

i know that yesterday wasn't the first day of fall but it was the first day of october and i am pretty sure that it is most likely my favorite month. anywho, yesterday i woke up with no plans. i worked last night so i knew it would be better to keep a free schedule in the morning. i woke up late, cleaned up, and read a bit, and later in the morning zack called. he invited me to lunch and a bike ride in downtown. who could say no? i went over without big red because he can't really fit in my car:) but it was ok because james has a great bike that i was able to borrow. we road over to the state street deli and had was excellent:) after, we road over to augie's for a few minutes and that was pretty delightful. and once we finished there, we just road around town and it was such a nice day, wonderful company, cool breeze and all, so i really enjoyed it. i just liked not having anything on my mind for once and just enjoying the day. i find that hard to do sometimes these days but it happens and it is ok. zack decided he wanted to take a few photos so i was nice and i let him:) he only sent a couple over but when i get more i will post more. also he sent me a few photos from that last mini shoot he did so i will post a few today. i know today is going to be a bit warm but it is going down hill from here, in a good way. have a restful and pleasant afternoon.
thank you zack:)