Thursday, March 29, 2012

Giving up..... Not just for Lent

ere is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:
1. Give up your need to always be right. There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control. 
Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu
3. Give up on blame. Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.
4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk. Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
5. Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle
6. Give up complaining. Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.
7. Give up the luxury of criticism. Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.
8. Give up your need to impress others. Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take of all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.
9. Give up your resistance to change. Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” 
Joseph Campbell
10. Give up labels. Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer
11. Give up on your fears. Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
“The only fear we have to fear, is fear itself.”
 Franklin D. Roosevelt
12. Give up your excuses. Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.
13. Give up the past. I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.
14. Give up attachment. This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another,  attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.
15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations. Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves.  You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My demolition expert

If a girl surrounds herself with a wall it is because each brick was placed there one by one... lie by lie... heartbreak by heartbreak... pain after pain...  It isn't always from a man, sometimes it is from a friend, a family member, a loss, a hurt, a memory, a scar.... regardless the wall gets built and she remains... ready for someone to come by and take down her wall brick by brick... smile by smile... truth by truth... love by love... hug by hug...  until finally nothing remains and she can walk freely into the sunshine for the first time in a long while....
It takes great love to do this... from both sides....
It takes love to spend the time and work and effort to remove the wall
it takes great trust to let the wall come down.... scared and worried but hoping and loving... it takes great strength from both partners until finally they are truly together and can hold each other fully.....
Occasionally both partners have this wall..... and they work together..... removing a brick of his and a brick of hers until both walls are removed.... this can be extremely difficult because both the partners have been hurt but if he sees she loves him and he sees that he can trust her and he sees that she is not like the rest then he too can have the courage to let her break apart his wall... his barrier...
After too many lies... heartbreaks... deaths... and hard times... I'm finally seeing the sunshine...
A great quote said "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides"
It is already a beautiful sunrise and I see a beautiful clear day dawning before me....

xoxo to my demolition expert who is freeing me from my past and allowing me to do the same for him... I love you

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Diet end and Antarctica

So the diet came to its week's end and although it said lose about 10 lbs I lost 5 which I guess is still good because I have been losing about 2 a week on average (thats what the experts say is a good amount to lose per week to not gain it back because evidently more than 5 a week and your body rebounds and you put it back on more easily) so anyway I guess that's ok but definitely not worth the weird food i had to eat but I came to a few conclusions and revelations
Rather than eating a carb loaded breakfast cereal Im going to start eating yogurt and fruit for breakfast. I am going to quit buying breads so they aren't in the house at all.. Still no fast food but I never crave that anyway with the exception of an occasional ice cream. My lunch will remain the same as it has been: all fruits and veggies. and then for dinner Im going to quit having a lot of potatoes and pasta in the house. Ill keep some because every once in awhile I do really crave pasta but I figure if there is less then I wont have it as often. Also I am going to quit buying anything boxed and am going to continue actually cooking... pinterest has a lot of good recipes Ive been wanting to try anyway so I don't see a problem with this... I think cutting out the big carbs will help me continue to lose weight as long as I keep going with my running regimen.

so I got my first email from the Antarctica field season set up people which is super exciting. they needed all my passport info and stuff like that.... it feels good to actually be preparing for this trip rather than just talking about it... October 20th to Dec 21st... cutting it a little close for Christmas but as long as I get home Ill be happy!! Note to self: Buy presents early.... or give mom money and have her do it hahah

Working all weekend while Phil is caving... its super peaceful knowing Im the only one in the lab and occasionally the only one in the building... Ive been getting a lot done especially work on my seminar... yayee for productivity......

So funny story last night I worked until almost 7 and went home and wanted to work out so I went to the work out center in my complex and got on the treadmill... A movie I have been wanting to see had just come on and I got so interested in watching it I jogged and walked through the whole thing... my treadmill even shut off on me once because it doesnt go for over 100 minutes how funny is that? maybe i should watch movies on the treadmill more often lol

Friday, March 23, 2012

things that make me happy

My family
My friends
My boyfriend
the other side of the pillow
that moment when the lights dim and everything is quiet right before a big show
finishing a good book
the last day of a semester
the first kiss
seeing the number on the scale being lower than the last time i checked
being outside
cake batter icecream
the first snow of the year
puppies and kittens
dressing up for fun
hitting every green light while driving through town
seeing my nieces and nephews
naptime on a sunday with my hunny
getting a letter in the mail
receiving a care package
helping others
making others smile
pirate jokes
road trips
freshly washed sheets
calla lillies
trying on something that fits perfect the first time
when experiments work
when a bible verse or sermon feels like its directed at me
good movies
singing loudly in the car
when the steelers or tigers win
clearance sales
 the color blue

and a million other things that I could name but would take too long to write hahah

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 4

Today was a weird day in the diet cleanse world..... Beef and Tomatoes.. I took tomatoes for lunch how weird is that.... At least i get all my veggies back tomorrow!!! yummy!!! only two days left.... thank goodness hahah

Found out today that I am presenting my first science poster in April and I had to write the abstract today because it has to be submitted this week. Pretty exciting to think my research will be up in black and white for everyone to see and read about....

Gradually getting stuff done.... more keeps getting added but im making progress

Found a cool poster today
Thought it was neat enough to share....

On another note: My mom made my day today.. I knew she had to send me some insurance stuff but sent the insurance stuff in a box filled with a new skirt, new tank top, new jewelry and even a bottle of perfume... I love my parents.... they kinda sorta rule!!! I love them.... she always knows how to make me smile!

Phil and I have all kinds of big plans coming up
Cirque Du Soleil next weekend and then he graduates in May!!
Then this summer we got this megaticket thing for seven concerts

1) Brad Paisley and the Band Perry
2) Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Thompson Square
3) Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann
4) Rascall Flatts, Little big town, and Eli young band
5) Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert
6) Sugarland
7) Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan

My summer is gonna be full of great music and fun!!! Can't wait

And this one is for my hunny

Peace and Love

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thank you Sis for sending me this

this was in an email I received from my awesome sister!

If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine
Dear Diary,
For my birthday this year, my kids purchased for me a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.
Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
Started my day at 6:00 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!
Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines.. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!
Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around.
This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.
Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.
My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.
Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.
He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny bitch to find me.
Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.
I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anaemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.
Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.
The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my kids will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

on day 3

So we are now in the Day 3 of  "the cleanse" hahah
Day one Fruit only was super easy especially since I worked all day.. I love eating melons and berries so that was extremely easy for me.
Day two only veggies... not quite so simple... I got up and went for a run Sunday morning and then went for an hour long walk with my sweetie Phil so that was fine came home and ate some yummy cooked veggies but I was hungry all day it sure doesn't fill you up well... I ended up eating 3 different sets of veggies throughout the day and decided to just go to bed so I couldnt be hungry anymore hahaha
Day 3: today- not bad its fruits and veggies which is fine so i packed spinach salad for lunch no dressing,  and a bunch of melons which should be fine... today wont be hard
tomorrow is this crazy veggie soup thing and bananas oddly enough but at least its something new hahah

Had a great weekend with my hunny... I love him so much and its crazy how much i love spending time with him even if we are just studying or napping haha he is awesome and I am a very very very lucky girl!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

One week cleanse

Starting a week long cleanse tomorrow morning... wish me luck... I am doing this week long diet that is meant to cleanse your system of impurities and give your digestive tract a new start and it should also assist with weight loss

Day 1: fruits only no bananas melons best-> So I brought cantelope, watermelon and honeydew to eat all day tomorrow

Day 2: Veggies only a potato for breakfast -> So i bought a ton of spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and peppers

Day 3: Fruits and Veggies no bananas or potatoes

Day 4: Bananas and milk- supplemented with special veggie soup I also made today

Day 5: Beef and tomatoes -10oz beef twice and 6 tomatoes

Day 6: beef and veggies

Day 7: brown rice, veggies

So lets see how this goes... I weighed myself today and ill let you know what the difference is next Saturday Morning......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Busy busy upcoming

So my schedule is about to get super crazy so I apologize in advance if the posts come few and far between until May 3rd ish....

Heres why:

March 16: Ecology Exam
20: Advance Molecular Biology Exam
23: Ecology research project presentation
27: Advanced molecular biology proposal draft due
28: Ecology literature presentation
30: Lab research presentation
April 6: Committee meeting
10: Adv Molec proposal due
11: prerun for seminar
18: Ecology microbe presentation
23: Ecology Journal club presentation
25: Ecology lab research final results presentation
30: Ecology Final
May 2: Adv Molec Final

And in case you are wondering Seminar is an hour long presentation that I give to my coworkers, grad students, and faculty... Insert scared face here....

So I also have a ton of research to get done before seminar so that I have awesome data to show off....
Here comes the sprint to the finish line for first year PhD


Went home this past weekend!! and I took Phil!! He got to meet some of my bestestest friends and almost all my siblings!! They all seemed to like him just fine (at least I haven't heard otherwise hehehe) It was so great getting to see everyone.. Its crazy how much I miss everyone back home and a weekend is never enough time to see everyone or spend enough time with everyone but Ill take a weekend over nothing!!

Another side note:
Mom got me new jeans, a new size lower (10) and they fit!!! I am so stoked I started out at a 14/16 and now am in a 10!! Single digit jeans here I come.... Hopefully my weight loss doesn't plateau but I can keep going. My goal is an 8 because I feel I'd look funny at a 6 with my build and chest and butt size hahah but who knows.... As long as its healthy I dont really care...

K i gotta get back to work now!!

And a happy early St Pattys Day!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Second Run

So my friend SAM left a good comment on my last post so I thought I would tell a story (completely made up of course)

So Sam and I were on our way to the comic book store and this whoopie cushion was on fire... I looked at Sam quite perplexed by the sight and he turned to me and said "Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." I was confident in his response so I continued on... When out of no where "Bazinga" There is Tosh-O with a clown nose on trying to make a balloon elephant just because people don't make balloon elephants... I then turned to Sam and said "Paper Rock Scissors Lizard Spock, you to see who takes the picture and who is in the picture" which he responded "forget that lets pop the balloon and run... Which is what we did.... and ran away quickly.....

This story brought you by Amber....

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Outlook on "me"

So I had a funny comment today... not haha funny but odd I guess...

So the comment said to me was "why do you work out so much, you already got a guy" now granted this led to a conversation and I was confused on the meaning of the comment
A) Should I only care what a guy thinks?
B) What does he have to do with my working out?
C) Im taken so I should not look or feel healthy?

The whole thing was odd and I was surprised it came up so let me clarify...

I began my "transformation" if you will, for me. I started working out religiously around October/November before I was "dating" Phil. I started doing it for Me not so I could "get a guy" Not to sound vain but I usually don't have too much trouble meeting people, Im kind of a social butterfly and talking to people isn't a problem for me. I had actually sworn off men shortly before this and decided that If I wanted someone else to love me that I would have to love myself first. I got back in touch with God, started working hard at school, my job, and research, and started eating healthier and working out. It was a re-vamp of my whole life and outlook on life. I started going to the gym because I wanted to get healthy again- I had let myself go the last couple years at med school and I wanted to be fit like I was way back when. I wanted to be fit and losing weight was just a great byproduct of that.
I mean don't get me wrong, no woman wakes up thinking "hey maybe Ill be ugly today" or "wouldn't it be cool to not be beautiful?" I am no better than anyone else and yes I have my vain moments where I spend too much time getting ready and putting on makeup and changing my clothes ten times until something "doesn't make me look fat" haha Ill be the first to admit it but I realize that I have come a very long way with that too...  I was standing in front of my mirror the other day in my underwear and a tank top and I wasn't looking at flabby arms or dimples in my thighs, I wasn't noticing whether I had love handles or how pale I look... instead I was looking at myself thinking- "well Im making progress" and I smiled and then my smile made me start thinking of other happy things and I all of a sudden I wasn't in a rush to cover up or hide behind a towel but I was happy with me and I went about my routine. That is what I was looking for... I wasn't expecting to become a skinny rail like the girls on tv and I wasn't expecting to become a size 2.. I just wanted to be happy with myself again and Im slowly getting there... I have my low days and my high days but progress is progress afterall... whether its a pound or 10 pounds its progress... I still have a way to go but I've got plenty of time...
Besides there are some aspects I dont want to lose... I know there are some curves I have that my man is glad I have so I am proud to have those
Which brings me to another point- then the comment was made "well doesnt it bother you that he's skinny" umm well obviously it doesn't bother him that Im not hahah I am who I am and he is who he is and I wouldn't want to change him for anything in the world... I dont love him because he is perfect, he is perfect because I love him.... He is exactly who I fell in love with and his waist line doesn't define him any more than mine does me... Granted it is a pretty good motivator to see our shadows next to each other but again Im not worried about it... I think he's pretty damn hott actually so long story short "no, no it doesnt bother me"

Ok Ive been ranting long enough now.... I need to go shower after my run I just had.....

HOME IN 2 DAYS!!! Can't wait!!!!

peace and love

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Great week.... I can feel it in my bones

This week is going well and will be getting even better...!!!!

A) My sweetie comes home from Vegas today!
B) Its spring break so no classes giving me time to catch up on papers i need to write, tests I have to grade, and research that I need to get done
C) Working out!! Went for a 1000 calorie jog on the treadmill on Sunday and I am trying to keep up with myself this week.... So far not bad... maybe 1001 tonight after work ;)
D) Did I mention Phil is coming home?
E) One month until the Detroit Tigers Season opener!! Yayee for Baseball Season!!!!
F) No Journal Clubs or papers to read
H) Get to see my lovely parents, some great friends, and some even more amazing siblings, nieces, and nephews this coming weekend!!!! I couldn't be more excited!!!

K it was short sorry but I gotta get to work

Peace and Love

Happy Super Tuesday Voters!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Up to no good ;)

Alright update time:
So its a Saturday at 3:16pm and I am sitting in my lab working or pretending to work anyway ;)
this weekend it recruitment weekend for the microbiology department here at Miami so we are supposed to be here to meet the candidates... I decided to get some work done while Im here so since 8 am I have gotten 3 real time PCRs done, 2 RT PCRs done, and did 1 RNA extraction and DNase treatment off an Antarctica filter... this is gonna be a super productive week I feel... Now if only I could be this productive with school work

So I was supposed to have this big ecology exam on friday but classes got cancelled due to the storms and so I didn't take the test. Now since this coming week is spring break I am not taking it until the Friday after next which means completely re-studying for it.... insert super sad face here..... I didn't go out for Green Beer day because of the test and I didn't get any work done thursday or friday because of it... so im just gonna chalk last week up to a research fail so now it is catch up time.
I also have an 8-12page exam to finish, a grant proposal to write, and a seminar to put together this week. I also need to start planning for my committee meeting the end of this month.... EPIC SAD FACE... Oh well Ill figure it out.... I always do hahaha

My sweetie left today- I went over to his place last night during the storm to wait it out with his family. I get along so well with his family I just love it. His mom even bought a couple boxes of Capri-Suns for me for when I come over- Yes I am a huge kid don't judge me :) I love them hahaha Anyway so I got up super early with him this morning to see him off. He is headed to Vegas until Tuesday.. Lucky boy huh? Im moderately jealous but I think Im too excited to be going home next weekend that I can deal with it hahah I know he will have a great time and even though I miss him tons its all good! Ill get to see him soon :)

People have been cracking me up this week... Some people are paranoid beyond disbelief... some people are self centered... some people refuse to be outgoing... some people are bitchy... life is just hysterical sometimes....

Ok I best get back to work now... Hope everyone had a great week and are having an even more amazing weekend!!!
lots of love

Thursday, March 1, 2012

couldnt have said it better

quick update

I have five minutes until my gel is done running and I can go home for the day so I thought I'd throw out a quick update on life....

Research this week has kinda sucked. I had to redo about 3 weeks of work but Im almost caught up already which is really good but has been really tiring and stressful putting in a lot of hours. I was here this morning at 6:30 and it is green beer day no less....
green beer day
So I worked all morning and studied the meanwhile- went to lunch with a bunch of awesome people from the department wearing our awesome Green Beer Day shirts *(thank you Amber B for being awesome and coming up with them- nerdy and awesome at the same time!!!)
Big test tomorrow- we'll see how that goes- keep me in your thoughts

Boyfriend is going to Vegas on Saturday!!! How exciting is that? I will miss him tons but its only a couple days and I know he will have a blast which makes it a lot easier
a week from tomorrow Im taking him home with me to meet the whole family! I cant wait to see my family especially mom and dad! I don't understand how people don't love their families sometimes... Mine is awesome :) All my sisters and brother are coming to dinner that sunday while i am home too!! Can't wait for them to all finally meet Phil. Oh and the applebees gang is gonna come hang out on Saturday too which will be awesome- its been awhile

Sorry this is super short but I wanted to make sure you knew I didnt forget about you guys.

Recruitment at Miami is this weekend and Ill be working all weekend while Phil is away but I will try to get a real update in by Sunday night!
God Bless!