Friday, June 01, 2012


1)  I almost passed out at the gym today!  That would have sucked, because I was right in the middle of working out on the elliptical machine and I can't imagine what would have happened if I got tangled up in one of those!  I was actually feeling dizzy and weird all morning, mainly because of whatever sinus trouble I'm constantly plagued with, and I'd gotten light headed twice before I even left the house.  Steve said I shouldn't go, but since I'd missed two days this week, I didn't want to miss more.  I should've listened to him. 

I got off of the machine and managed to get my bearings, and decided that I'd finish my workout on one of the stationary bikes.  Once I was done with that, I felt well enough (I thought) to go back to the elliptical.  I was actually fine until the last few minutes, and then my vision started to dim.  I got off, made it to the car and figured that I could probably make it home OK since I live so close.  I got extremely light headed on the drive home and had to blast the air in my face and bite my tongue really hard to stay awake.  Once I got home, I was OK, but I had to lie down for a while.  I'm still super dizzy, but at least I'm fairly sure it isn't my heart being weird or anything - knock wood - making me feel like this.  I'm so tired of sinus problems!  I have no idea what is causing it, but it's been really bad since the beginning of March.  It's probably a dust allergy, but if that's the case, I'm going to have to move out of the house.  I never dust, you see.  :)

2) I finally applied for a passport yesterday!  I've been wanting to do it for a long time, but since I haven't had any plans of traveling out of the country, I didn't have a reason.  I still have no plans of travel (yet) but since Steve is going to have to do some international travel for work (and I can't go, I went along with him to apply for my own passport, just for funzies.  The guy in charge of passports at the post office was funny!  At first he was kind of serious and had he has this impressive fu manchu that makes him look sort of scary.  I was feeling very intimidated while he was going over my paperwork, when he looked up at me and said "Father?"  Since Papa had died, I didn't put his name on my application and left that part blank, but something had to be written there I guess, because the man handed me the papers back and told me to write "deceased" in that spot.  I started writing it, and then started to giggle because I couldn't remember how to spell it!  I'm sure it sounded weird, me giggling while writing that my father was deceased, and he gave me the strangest look.  I finally had to ask how to spell it and then he got tickled too.  He relaxed after that and everything was less intimidating.  He took my photo, actually taking it a couple of times when it didn't turn out well enough.  It's still not a great picture, but it'll do.  He also said I look like Sally Field, and then started making jokes about that. 

At any rate, the thing has been applied for and once I get it I'll be prepared to go globe trotting.  Hopefully.  Maybe one day, anyways.

3)  We went to Logan's graduation last week and I'm so proud! :)  It makes me feel really old, though.  I was forcibly reminded how uncomfortable county school graduations can be around here, because they are usually held outside on the football field.  It was really, really hot, crowded, and the lights attracted every bug in North Alabama.  Something about the size of a bi-plane landed on me and it was all I could do not to start screaming and running around in circles.  I was also reminded how boring high school graduations can be.  I'm lucky that this school didn't do things like my own graduation, where they gave out every honor and scholarship during the ceremony, making it last more than two hours.  All that had been taken care of at some kind of awards day thing, so mainly there was just a speech and the diplomas.

Bless her heart, the girl who gave the speech was just...bless her heart.  The kids who were interested in giving the speech had to apply for the job by submitting the actual things they wanted to say.   Her speech was apparently the best one.  Huh.  I know that sounds mean, and I'm sorry because I know she's just a kid, but the whole thing was like this:

Welcome! Thank you parents! Bible Verse. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Bible Verse. Fortune Cookie Message. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Inspirational Calender Message. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. Bible Verse. Thank You.


Now my oldest nephew is a high school graduate and I'm an old, old lady.  I don't even want to think about how I'll feel when Seth graduates. 

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