Saturday, July 2, 2011

Winnie the Pooh

Anybody ever read Winne the Pooh as a child?

Ok I know that most of you did, and if you're anything like me you LOVED IT!

When I saw Cars 2 in theaters last week (very cute BTW) they had a preview for the new Winnie the Pooh Movie coming later this year; and I can tell you I almost lost it. I am so emotionally connected to this story, I remember my Dad reading me the books at bedtime when I was little. I have already decided that our kids nursery will be "Classic Pooh" themed. I used to imagine playing in the hundred acre wood with Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and T-I-double Ge-Er.

I love Winnie the Pooh.

If you loved him as I did as a child, I dare you not to get misty eyed during this preview.....

Tut Tut, looks like rain...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekend ahead/updates

I have a full weekend of work ahead, but tonight I'm home, relaxing on the couch with my laptop and Gilmore Girls on DVD. A glass of wine by my side and a cat on my lap...quite the relaxing night.

I know that taking the month of June off of blogging left you with a lot of questions......(well probably not but I still need to keep up pretenses for my own selfish reasons)

Things that happened in June

  • I RAN (AND FINISHED) THE 1/2 MARATHON!!! 2:26:35 BABY!!!!!!!!!
My little brother and I just after I crossed the finish line!!!
  •  My brother came for a week (for the race) and we had a really fun time together, I can't wait to see him again when I go home next week!!
  • I got TNCC certified for work (Trauma Nursing Core Course), just another thing to add to the 'ol resume
  • I decided **another for work** that I'm going to stay in the ER until we leave San Diego next year then I'll apply for Labor and Delivery positions wherever we move to. 
  • I have become a "Krazy Coupon Lady" (more to follow)
  • I have been kinda "baby crazy" lately. I think it mostly due to loneliness with Kyle being gone but lately I have been finding myself surfing the internet for jogging strollers to help me lose the baby fat that I don't even have yet (I'm not insane....right?) 
  • We have decided on Italy, France and Germany for our Europe trip next year!!!!!!!!!!

Please remember me while I work in the ER all weekend, hopefully I can get flexed on the 4th so I have some time to get some BBQing in that day!!

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

I just finished reading the most incredible book. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. It's a true story of  young boy living in a small farming town in Africa who completely transforms his village by building a windmill in his yard from scraps from the junkyard. I was so inspired by this story, bringing renewable electricity to a town barely surviving.

Which led me to realize that even now in 2011 there are people in other parts of the world who are still living like this. This man who wrote this story is about my age and when he was 14 and first built that windmill his village was just recovering from a devastating famine, there was no running water and Will had to drop out of school because his parents couldn't afford the tuition (for middle school). I guess I don't really ever think about how poverty striken so many of the world's population is. After his windmill was discovered by the media, Will was asked to speak at a African inventor's conference in a different city. It was there that he went on Google for the first time, (when asked if he'd ever been on Google, he replied "what animal is Google?").  It really makes you think about how privileged we are to live in America, and have so much available to us. Even people with no money whatsoever have access to libraries stuffed with books and computers that have access to the internet, that are air-conditioned and brightly lit.

My husband is thinking about a career in environmental engineering after the Navy and I am behind him 100%. When he told me that he would like to help facilitate bringing renewable energy to third world countries, it made me even more in love with him. I would love to be a part of that someday. I think it would be so incredible to volunteer, maybe even on a medical mission...

maybe someday.....

anyway check out his interview on The Daily Show...awesome, and read the book, you'll be glad you did.