Sunday, September 25, 2005

Meg and Matt got married yesterday. It was a fun weekend. They are a beautiful couple, and I was proud to be part of the wedding party. Nat and Britt were honorary bridesmaids and wore their own matching dresses. I'm pretty sure we all cried when Meg walked down the aisle, and we all had a blast at the reception. I mean, who can avoid having a good time when there's a chocolate fountain involved? I mean, seriously. It was good to run into some old friends from Union as well as a few acquaintances from high school. Most of them weren't expecting to see me since Meg and I have only become close in the past two years. It's all about the fellowship at GBC. I love that church.

So the other fun time this week was when I had to go to Memphis Health Department to get my TB scare cleared up. We are required as pharmacy students to get TB skins tests once a year before we enter into the hospitals and clinics for our classes. So mine came up positive. I mean my arm had a large welp, and I was ready to scratch it off. No fun. So they took a chest x-ray that came up negative. However, it wasn't until a month later that I was actually able to get an appointment with the TB doctor at the TB Control Center at Memhpis Health Dept. So I bring in my x-ray, and they tell me I'm high-risk because I work in a hospital, I've been out of the country, and I've always tested negative. So I'm on drugs for 9 months. Yep, nine months. I won't even live in Memphis in 9 months. But I'll be taking this drug that's hard on my liver and causes decreased appetite. I've yet to experience the latter. But I've reconciled myself to it. I won't ever be tested again. I'll probably have to get a chest x-ray every 3 years or so just to make sure it hasn't reared its head or anything. Things could be much worse.

I'm learning about patience...which I love. lol. right... But at least I'm learning. There are worse places in the journey to be. God's rocked me with James 3:17, "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate and submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." That's the wisdom I'm currently praying for. I want my heart to have all those things. He'll do what most glorifies Him. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The FAB Four (in order from left to right: me, Natty-Tat, Megums, and Britt)

We threw Meg in a car after telling her what to pack and headed to Hot Springs, AR for her getaway weekend with the girls before she gets hitched. And it's all happening next weekend, Sept. 24th. We're all excited. Matt's great, and God has truly blessed them as a couple.

And so I conform...or maybe I'm just curious. I want to keep track of the events of my life in a public forum...I think. I tell myself this is a trial run. We'll see what happens.

Tonight I'm sad because Tennessee lost. It's really frustrating to be so invested in an event in which I serve no role other than "spectator". I can't figure out if it's our coaching or if our boys just don't want to play hard. Keep in mind my perspective tonight was limited to the 30-second updates on Fox sports because I was sitting in the inpatient pharmacy (in the basement) of the VA Hospital Memphis. No TV's...which means no details. Ainge finally showed up...sort of. And we lost by a bunch of field goals? Really? Did we? Then why didn't we kick a few of our own? Were we greedy? Was that our fatal flaw? Who knows? I don't know that SEC football is going to come through for me this year as a major form of entertainment. More times than not I am left agitated and discontent. Maybe I'll adopt a hockey team or something...hmm.