Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A little more catching up!

Oops ! Susan ...come back! I accidently deleted you! :-)

Well - AIM-a-palooza '07 (did I spell that right Tim? ) is official... all Ex Aimers are welcome. So if you're an ex-aimer, and in Tulsa on Friday night of Workshop - plan to come by our house after the keynote speaker. I'll provide the drinks, and apparently the nachos. :-) It will be fun!

Dusty... I'm a loser, and have been out of the blogging pocket for two weeks so I'm just now catching up - including getting informed on your nomination. Sorry! ( And thanks for the title...)
We may have to talk more about that....

I've spent the last two weeks taking a disaster preparedness course in my extra time... and it was , humbling, intimidating, interesting and fun! So I'm up to speed now.. if any of you have acts of terrorism, natural disasters, earthquakes, need triaged ( sorry - can't do CPR but I can write "Immediate" ,"Delayed" ,or "Dead" on your forehead for sorting purposes...) - or all of the above, I'm your girl. :-) Our final test in a couple of weeks is a four hour disaster simulation drill complete with victims, fake injuries, etc. .
In all seriousness, an emergency at church the other day drove home the need for even basic skills to be a part of how we serve people... which I lack in areas, and I'm hoping (in a conservative sense of 'hope') that this will be made useful at the right time....

On a funny Julia note....

We were leaving the house on Saturday to go to lunch and return a borrowed car to a friend on the way. I had asked Jason not to forget me so I wouldn't get lost, but somewhere in the conversation we also discussed needing to fill up the borrowed car with gas... which he went on ahead of us to do. So when I came out and got in the car, I said out loud to my mom who was with us, "Oh - I guess Jason went ahead a left me. Well, I think I can get there."

Julia pipes up with her opinion from the backseat. "Daddy made a bad choice."

I said, "Jules, I don't think Daddy made a bad choice - we just didn't communicate clearly to each other, and so we got mixed up. It's okay."

Julia repeated herself. "Daddy made a bad choice." I explained again that this wasn't a bad choice... just a misunderstanding. At which point she corrected me as well by saying:

"No - Ms. Patti at school told us about the ten commandments. And one of them says "Don't leave your wife."

Now, I might just have to use that interpretation again sometime.....

9 comments:

Heather Winter said...

I love the new layout! Mike and I are planning to come out for the workshop so hopefully we can make it over! It would be a real treat to see you again. Take care! Love-Heather Winter

Danna said...

LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!! I have missed your blogging.And I had missed you too; it was good to see you this morning. :-)

I love you, friend!

Cindy said...

I am laughing so hard and I look forward to teasing Jason about this. :-)
I like your new layout. :-)

Theresa said...

I have so much to say!!!

1) HILARIOUS! I love your kid stories!

2) Disaster recovery sounds like so much fun! Like... chasing tornados fun!

3) This place looks fab!

4) I've missed you!!!

5) That pic of your fam looks awesome! And Jason's head is actually in it! Woo! ;)

Love you!!!!!

Angie said...

AIM-a-palooza... what a hoot! I'm *so* looking forward to that. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Your blog page really looks super... and that is a wonderful family picture! I can't wait to see the real life version!

BTW, I think I already have DELAYED written on my forehead...

Anyway...

I LOVE ME SOME HEATHER!!!

The Gearharts said...

Heather
We hope you all have a blast at AIM-a-pa-looza. Several of us have requested a web-cam. We are feeling a lot(I was going to say a little but that would be a lie) sad and jealous.
BTW, the family photo is gorgeous!
Amy G

Su said...
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Su said...

Hee! I just deleted myself, so I think that makes us even! :) I was going to say, as long as it was an accident-- I am now having visions of you standing next to me, itching to write "Dead" on my forehead in magic marker...

Patrick Sheaffer said...

Heather -- neat to read your blog... very inspiring to say the least. I've just heard about AIM-a-palooza and I can't wait to see all the Ex's hangin' out at your house... thank you for hosting such a grand event!

I've had a rough stretch with Blogger but now things seem to running smoothly. If you have a few spare moments, check out the updated site at http://sheaffersaimreport.blogspot.com

Can no wait to see you and the family! God Bless,

Pat Sheaffer