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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Third times a charm....

So I not only played with the elles today, but I went and saw them, and fed them, and played with them THREE times! I was addicted, and still am. I took my dad the second time, and my mom and dad the third time...I am convinced that I will go back a fourth time to see them with Phil before they leave on Monday!

Like I said before, it is the most amazing thing I've ever done. Breathtaking. I can't keep a smile off of my face when I am with these beautiful giants. They tug at not only your arms, legs, and clothes, but also your heart. it sounds incredibly corney...but these creatures have affected me in such a way that words, not matter how many, can never describe. I feel so lucky to have been a part of their life for the small time that I was. If I knew I could easily get a job, I would seriously consider dropping out of nursing to become a large animal vet to be with the elles. This is one day, right up there where child birth, and my wedding will be as days that I will never forget, and will never be the same from. I don't know why, but I feel so strange without them, even though I was only with the total for about 45 minutes at the most broken up over three visits. I guess elephants just really are a true passion in my life...I have to see them again!!!! I was considering earlier this year, donating money to different elephant foundations and rescue associations in Africa, and now I know for sure that this summer and for as long as I can, I will do my best to donate whenever I can to help keep these beautiful creatures alive....I am just so in love!
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My dream come true!

Yeah, beat this....we held each other!!!


This was absolutely AMAZING! Theses two lovelies are currently at the Painsville fairgrounds camping out for the circus they are part of! My grandma told me that they were there and to go check them out, so I did...it was wonderful! I got to meet the nice man whos owns, loves, and takes care of these baby elles. They are a part of his family, and have been since they were born. The one on the left (my right) is Shannon an 18 year old African elle, and on the right is Cora a 4 year old Asian elle. They were beautiful, and so intelligent. I fed them oranges and apples, and played with them for about 15 minutes...up close and personal! They tugged at me with their trunks, and snorted on my feet, and loved all of the extra attention. They also left a permanent memory in my heart! I was amazed by their strength, and presence...they were so loveable and sweet...I will never forget this day!
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Back in the swing of things...

Well the summer is looking good so far. Weather hasn't been bad, although I'd like it to be a little warmer, and I've been having a nice time relaxing and working at my new job, and just enjoying my free time.

I actually apprecaiate my new job more than I ever thought I would. CVS was just too much for me to come back to. Everyone I had been around for so long was pretty much gone besides a few people that have hung in there, and I just wanted to try something new. I needed something with a little less stress, and responsibility. I'm really happy where I am now, and I'm glad i took the unsure leap out of CVS' clutches. I didn't really know what I was going to do this summer until Tina mention something to me this spring. I am so happy though...it's nice to actually enjoy being at work again, it's nice to not be unhappy about where I have to go everyday, and it's nice to be appreciated.

Other than starting work, nothing elese has really been going on. I have just been spending a lot of time with Phil....well when he's not at work. And I even got the chance to take a trip to the Zoo...yay!

Like I said before, the summer is looking good.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hey...I'm in my back yard!

I think this may be my very first post from my palm. I'm excited! I actually have never used my home WiFi before with my palm...so I'm pretty happy about the strength of the signal and that kinda thing.

Other than that, I'm just relaxing and enjoying the cool weather outside. It seems like it may storm here soon with thunder, lightining, wind and the whole shabang...but no raindrops yet so I'm holding out.

I did have one other nic surprise tonight besides the cool weather, and that was a spontaneous visit from Phil who rode his BIKE all the way to my house in under 20 minutes...which makes him even sexier to me than normal b/c it's already a 10-12 minute drive by car....what a HOTTIE!!!
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Scold me...I constantly forget to write

As the Summer has been getting warmer, and the days have been getting longer, i spend much of my time outside with my pup. I run errands and clean the house when I'm not outside, and the result of all this is totally forgetting to write. We don't have AC in my house, so there is really no reward to sitting in my hot room at the computer. I just like to veg in the sun and try to cope with our lack of being in the 21st century.

Things have been alright lately, but not too great. My pup has been sick for the past few days, and we think she may have had a mini stroke or a TIA (transient ischemic attack). She hasn't been herself, and she is refusing to keep herself hydrated during these hot humid days, and that is quite a scare for me. All of my knowledge from nursing doesn't work the same when it comes to her...there is quite a communication barrier between us, and I worry that I won't be able to let her know how important things are when it comes to her health...this is frustrating...she's a stubborn old dog.

Other than that, I have been hanging with the rents, and with Phil when his schedule allows, and visiting an occasional friend when time/gas money permits.

Phil and I have only had one adventure this summer so far, but it was a good one at that! on Memorial day, Phil and I went kyaking in Lake Erie at the Fairport Harbor Beach. It was such a good time, and pretty affordable. Phil payed for the boat rental and the Gatorade, while I took charge of the waterproof disposable camera. We were out for about 45minutes, and it was a total blast, not to mention an amazing arm workout (even though Phil did a hell of a lot more rowing than i could even imagine doing). I loved spending a beautiful day with him, and it was a good summer '06 memory for us!

Other than taking Chaloo to the vet yesterday, it was a pretty laid back day for the parents and myself. They both took the day off to help me bring the pup to the vet ( we weren't sure if she was going to make it or not), and afterwards we did a little shopping. It was a nice time. When we got home, I mowed the lawn, and sweated more than I ever have in my whole life and got covered in pieces of grass from head to toe. It was another activity with a hidden great workout though, so I was pleased.

Today, well.....I don't feel well, and Chelly doesn't either. So we are taking it easy at home, and waiting for the huge thunderstorm to come.
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Friday, May 26, 2006

Even the elephants think he's crazy!









Hahaha this is hilarious
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Friday, May 19, 2006

I have been neglecting you....

So I have been home now for a week and one day, and sadly I have not made time to write. I have been a busy girl, helping my cousin Leah move, cleaning the house with my parents, running errands, doing Shannon's hair for prom today, and spending time with mine and Phil's family has taken much of my time. I have also just been trying to get my room, and my things back into working order seeing as though I have tons of crap. I have been quite successful though, I got rid of a whole trash bag of clothing, and I also gave away two and a half boxes full of other things. I am pretty pleased with myself...it feels good to purge a little. Things have just been crazy though...but it's good to be home, and great to be relaxing...since I've been home, I usually have no idea what day of the week it is, or what time it is...and it's all for the right reasons, not just because I am so stressed from studying, but just because one day flows into the next, separated only by brief periods of sleep, and I've missed this kind of existence...I've missed being lazy.

All in all, things are good though. I am happy and feeling back to normal bit by bit everyday. I do miss everyone at school though, but I know the summer will fly by and soon enough I'll be back into the swing of school and classes, and I'll be stressed out everyday all over again, and for that, I can surely wait.

I know this is a quick and pathetic update, but I wanted to let my probably 3 readers (sad I know) know that I haven't forgotten about them, and that there should be a daily update, of this size or longer from now on...I will TRY. It may take a few days to get into the swing of things but eventually I will get going on this again...afterall, I have missed writing for you, as much as you've missed reading about me....hahaha....I'm totally kidding myself but oh well.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

So I've been bad again lately with the updates, I was doing so well there for a while but then I always get caught up in school work...it's no wonder why though b/c finals are rolling around the corner quicker than I can study...I'm really nervous...

Today was my very last clinical at the hospital! I have officially completed my first clinical rotation, and I'm totally proud. It was a lot of work, and today I am especially tired, but it's worth it. I am going to miss being at the hospital all summer but one day I'll graduate and then I can be there all the time:) YAY! I am really going to miss all the girls I'm in clinical with. Two other girls are coming to my next clinical with me, but a lot of other girls are going their separate ways, and it's so sad b/c we all worked together so well! Oh well, maybe senior year we'll have one more chance to be reunited.

Other than that, I've just been buried in school work and I have zero motivation. I am so sick of studying and summer is so close that I just need to put blinders on and dive in b/c I'm starting to get off track. Very off track. I'm just so tired all the time, and I keep almost getting sick b/c I'm so stressed and I'm pretty sure that I'm getting an ulcer, not even joking, I need to make a doctors appointment for when I get home...it's not normal to eat 6 TUMS almost everyday. AWESOME! I've got big plans for doing nothing but what I want to do once I get home....which means nothing...amazing! I can't wait, I can't remember the last time I did nothing without feeling guilty! NO guilt one week from right this very moment! HELL yes!
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Friday, April 28, 2006

OMG I'm in LOVE!!!

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