Sunday, December 28, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggity jog

I am back in Oxford now and it's always a good feeling to be wherever you call home. There's just something comforting about it. It's a little weird to me that camp would feel like home but it most certainly does. I mean, for all practical purposes, it is my home. And in fact, I've been in cabin 24 for several months now.

Mr. Joe's home which is so much better for both of us. It was really sad every time I went to the cabin door and he wasn't there waiting for me. He is pretty much my wing man and, we all know, "you never, never leave your wing man." But, we're "reunited and it feels so good." It really is great to have him back.

There's a group here at camp this weekend which is always great for me because it means I don't have to worry about meals or anything. I get to show up to the dining hall and have 3 meals/day. This group will be here until Tuesday morning and then Tuesday evening registration for Overflow will be happening. I am fairly excited about the retreat, I think it's going to be a good one. Also, I'm particularly excited about the door prizes- they are always guaranteed to be a good time.

I suppose that's about all for now. The weather is LOVELY and disc golf is definitely in order for today. Also, I need to find out about the golf courses around here because it would be a great day for it.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am enjoying the lovely weather.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Oh my

Mr. Joe's eye has been looking pretty bad for several months now but I haven't taken him to the vet because I figure, if I can't go to the Dr., he can't go to the vet. Well, Mom took him while he was staying with her to get his vaccinations updated and to get his eye checked. Evidently he has a couple of ulsters in it... sorry buddy. I feel pretty bad but, at least now it's being treated.

Dad left today for Alabama; he will be sorely missed over the next 28.5 hours while I am in Fresno. I have had a great trip and am both anxious and sad for it to end. It's an odd combination of feelings but, they are what they are.

I am well and things are good. If I have to hear about Richard Nixon one more time I might hurt someone.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am sorry I neglected Mr. Joe.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Joy of Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! What a wonderful day today is. Family, friends, joy and little baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling cloth. It doesn't get much better. Uncle Paul came into town today. A blessing INDEED. Dad leaves tomorrow, which is unfortunate. Alex and I leave Saturday.

Evidently Mr. Joe has now eaten both a spool of wide ribbon and a Christmas tree skirt due to my absence and his separation anxiety. There's got to be something we can do about that... I don't know. In any event, Mom is going to meet us at the airport Saturday night, rather than waiting until after the new year to meet up so that I could get him back. Evidently him throwing up on her carpet once a day was not something she was planning on... At least she thinks of me daily.

Other than that, got to talk to Flynn today- A-Maz-Ing. Santa brought me international calling cards that I can use from my cell phone. It's one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. Seriously.

Christmas in Fresno has been spectacular. We had a Christmas Eve party at my Aunt Evie's house last night. It was great to see everyone and to play games and be with friends and family. Today has been great as I said with Uncle Paul coming and everything. Also, we had plum pudding for dessert: NEW PERSONAL FAVORITE.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I say, "Merry Christmas!"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home of the Raisin

So here I am in Fresno, California. It's always nice to come back. Dad is here from Alaska, Alex flew with me, Uncle Micho is here with Cousin Amy, and of course Mam and Pap are here. Life is grand. We'll see Uncle Al and Aunt Evie tomorrow night along with their family.

Well, the flight here really enlightened me on air travel and the new policies therein:
Checked Baggage: $15/bag
Soda on the Plane: $2
Uncomfortably Small Seat(ticket): $500
In Flight Entertainment: Not Available
Knowing that US Airways is a step above RyanAir: Priceless

There are some things in this world money can't buy. For everything else, hope that Dad gives you the money.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am sad that the day of complimentary pretzels and a drink are gone.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A conversation

My friend J many times posts funny or interesting conversations he's been a part of on his blog. In the spirit of that, I recently was audience to a conversation that I found very funny.

J, Tyler and I were watching The Dark Knight and it was on the scene where Batman has rigged every one's cell phones to send a signal to the bat cave. This is what transpired:

J: I don't know why Morgan Freeman isn't down with this
T: Because it's censorship
J:Yeah, but he's trying to catch the Joker
T: But it's wrong for the same reason that George Bush shouldn't listen in on our cell phone conversations
J: But this is different. They're trying to catch a REAL psycho
T: Like terrorists? Actually, the difference is that this is pretend and the terrorists are real
J: Still...

My name is Samantha Lewis and The Dark Knight is an AMAZING movie

Monday, December 8, 2008

Advent Season!

It's the season for waiting and expecting. Who doesn't love Advent and Christmas? I know I do. It's been pretty much all Christmas music, all the time for me since after Thanksgiving. I just got my holiday mixes from J and they are indeed a blessing. I am going to TN next week and then Fresno the week after. Oh the excitement!

I am going to Ireland in early March and I could not be more excited. Nothing says adventure like Sam and Flynn reunited. Mr. Joe is not too excited about being left behind on my various ventures. I wish there was a way for him to hide away in my carry on or something but I really don't think that that is a very good idea. He would probably end up getting a little bit stressed out about that and I may or may not get into trouble with the airlines.

In other news, I got a library card today. It was a big deal for me. I'm pretty sure I'm still at large with the Montgomery County Library so I'm glad that the Oxford Library didn't do a background check or anything. If they had, they might find that I effectively lost one of Montgomery's books and then failed to pay for it. I plan to have a better record with this library. We shall see.

I brought my golf clubs back with me after visiting Mom at Thanksgiving. What a joy they are. The CLS Golf Invitational is in April and I intend to play. It's going to be A-Maz-Ing. I just wish that I was a little better at golfing. I am fair at driving the ball but after that it is all downhill. I cannot chip to save my life. I either end up sending the ball SOARING or barely nicking it so that it goes a foot and a half and I look like a fool. There is much practice to be done before April.

I suppose that's all for now. An extremely random posting, I suppose it's been too long since the last posting for me to concentrate on a topic or two.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am excited.