EDIT (4:13 pm): So, I just got Nina out of her crib, kissed her, and OUCH! The pain in my tooth is back. Hmm.
Okay, so I just got home from the dentist. I get there, climb in the chair, Nina on my lap. He asks me where it hurts, I point, he prods. Nothing. No pain. He tries something else. No pain. I start laughing. He starts laughing. ??? Long story short–either I was imagining things (not possible) or God performed some sort of wacko miracle. “So, why’d I waste a trip across town, God, if you were just going to fix me yourself?” Turns out He had some people He wanted Nina and me to encourage. Karen, the receptionist, for one. Her hubby leaves for Iraq in a week for EIGHTEEN months. We chatted for a bit, then she loved on Nina while Dr. DeVese tried to figure out what in the heck my problem was. (still no pain…) ???
All About High School…
1. Who were your best friends?
Tammy, Rebecca, Silvia, Jeremy, Michael
2.What sports did you play?
cross country, basketball, track
3. What kind of car did you drive?
1978 Ford Fairmont station wagon. Cherry-red. “The Beast.” I wrote a 10-page paper on it once, detailing all its ailments. I got an A.
4. It’s Friday night, where were you?
Sitting in the bleachers at a football game with the rest of the marching band. Acting like an idiot and making people laugh.
5. Were you a party animal?
Nope. A small group of us all hung out together, but no parties.
6. Were you considered a flirt?
Hmm… I wouldn’t say so. Some might disagree. I had a boyfriend most of the time, so I kept myself in check, I’m sure. (mostly sure)
7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Marching band. Concert band. Played the world’s dumbest instrument (clarinet).
8. Were you a nerd?
Aren’t we all? No, in high school I was pretty cool. Ask me about junior high though. Or just find a picture of me with a side ponytail.
9. Did you get suspended/expelled?
10. Can you sing the fight song?
On you tigers! On you tigers! Fight, fight through the night! Never fear and always fight, for victory’s now in sight. Rah, rah, rah! On you tigers! On you tigers! Fight for future fame! Fight, tigers, fight, fight, fight, and win this game!
Wow. I guess I can. Where did that come from?
11. Who were your favorite teachers?
Mr. Lynxwiler (English) and Mr. Steider (Physics)
12. Where did you sit during lunch?
In the cafeteria with my friends and boyfriend.
13.What was your school’s full name?
West Liberty-Salem Junior/Senior High School
14. School mascot?
15. Did you go to Prom?
Yes. In the world’s most hideous dress my junior year, and the world’s shortest dress my senior year. (where were my scruples??)
16. If you could go back and do it over, would you?
Oh my goodness, no.
17. What do you remember most about graduation?
My speech. I openly shared my faith—something I didn’t do as often as I would have liked while in school. I wrote it at the last minute and successfully dodged the superintendent who wanted to “make sure everything in my speech was acceptable.” It wasn’t. Well, it was to God, and that’s all that mattered.
18. What was your favorite class?
Hmmm…probably Senior English Lit.
19. Where were you on senior skip day?
I don’t remember that day.
20. Did you have a job your senior year?
21. Where did you go most often for lunch?
The cafeteria. We couldn’t leave.
22. Have you gained weight since then?
No weight. Just flab.
23. What did you do after graduation?
Went to Cedarville College (now UNIVERSITY). Majored in Nursing for 2 quarters. Remembered that I hate blood. Switched to Elementary Education. Finished in 3 years.
24. When did you graduate?
25. Who was your Senior prom date?
26. Are you going to your 10 year reunion?
Oops! I forgot to go! (I swore I’d never go to one, but my dad said I’d change my mind by my 20th. He might be right.)
28. What was your favorite thing to eat at lunch?
Can’t remember. Junk, I’m sure.
29. Who was your boy/girlfriend?
30. What was your favorite memory your senior year?
Wow. Hmm.. A winning basketball season for once—thanks to my darling friend, Silvia (exchange student from Italy). It was a great year all around. Lots and lots of fun.
31. Did you like how you looked in your senior picture?
32. How have you changed since high school?
You know, I’m not sure. I was more of a goofball then, but I still have those tendencies. I’m more in love with Jesus, more excited about heaven. I love being 31, wouldn’t want to be 18 again for the life of me. But those years helped shape who I am, and I’m grateful for them.