Monday, April 17, 2006

I finally did it....I watched the movie Predator. James has been trying to get me to watch it for like 4 years because it's one of his absolute favorite movies, but I've never wanted to see it. For his birthday last week, I gave him a dvd copy of the movie and told him that I would finally watch it with him. So, tonight we watched it while we ate dinner. It was a yucky movie, with some bloody scenes in it, but it was a good story! (Better than I thought it would be.) All-star cast - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from Rocky), Jesse the Body Ventura, and everybody else!

This is my last week of class for the semester, and my seminar final paper is due on Friday. I did my presentation on it today in class, and I'll be happy to finally have all this over. Well, I'd write a little more, but I've got to get to bed so I can get up early and study. I'll write again soon...goodnight!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

After some bad car experiences in the past few months, it was great to get some GOOD car news this week. On Wednesday, my mom called and told us that my grandmother had an extra car that she didn't need anymore, and that James and I could have it for FREE if we wanted it! We are so excited...James doesn't have a car, and sometimes that's been really difficult this year when he's had to drive far away and I had to take the bus to school. The buses are unreliable this year, but they were going to get even worse next year because the school is turning the student bus system over to the city. Public transportation buses aren't all that safe in St. Louis, and I'd have been afraid to ride them. It's so nice to know that I won't have to worry about that!

I bought some more herbs to grow in my kitchen window, so now I have 2 types of basil, tyme, oregano, lavender, and parsley. The basil won't live through the winter, but hopefully everything else will if I keep it under the special agro-light. We'll see...I'd love to have some nice herbs to plant in my garden when we move out of St. Louis for our residency. I can't wait to have some land to plant flowers and vegetables. I think I must have inherited that from my dad and from my nana, who can make ANYTHING grow. It's so much fun to grow vegetables and fruit and then eat it and cook with it. It's like getting free food, and you can share it with other people, too!

The weather has started to warm up here FINALLY, and we are excited to be able to spend some time outside. We went to the Missouri Botanic Gardens today, and lots of the early flowers were out. It was pretty, and they smelled so good! It made me itch to be outside even more. Of course, it also means that exams are coming...