hannah's blog

Well, I had my last trip to the dentist on Thursday- yay! No more dentist for at least a year hopefully!

In other news, there are only 39 days left until I'm in SA! (Which means that I'm about to get very motivated when it comes to packing.) I'm still rather lost about the whole thing, but I've got to start somewhere. Read more about Fly, be free!...

Whoa, it really has been a while since I've blogged - my apologies. Read more about Procrastinator's meeting postponed till further notice....

DOOMED!!! Yes, ladies and gentleman, a once gloriously equipped laptop has fallen prey to a most insidious enemy- WINDOWS! (audience boos)

Unsuspecting owner, Hannah Rains, innocently began installing the software for her new camera, when suddenly- DUN DUN DUN!- catastrophe struck! It began with an error message, in the middle of the installation process, and then the real trouble began. Without her approval or consent, WINDOWS (boooooooo!!) restarted. Again. And again. And again. Read more about A once gloriously equipped laptop......

Raoul and I just added two "books" to the site: one for my short stories, and one for my poetry. Feel free to check them out, and leave comments! You know, you can actually comment on any blog, photo, or story/poem...pretty much anything on the site, and you don't need an account either- so feel free!

Last week I went to the dentist and got a tooth pulled and a temporary filling. Tomorrow I'm going back and getting another tooth pulled, the first filling redone, and another filling. My mouth still hurts from the first time around, so as you can imagine, I'm NOT looking forward to it.

The dentist I'm going to is actually in Mexico, so it's a little over an hour's drive away. Again, not ideal, but it's inexpensive....so, it works.  Read more about Like a lamb to slaughter.......

It's really quite hilarious. Darryl had come over this afternoon just to visit, and I jokingly told him, "Darryl! Make our passports get here faster!" (My passport, Mom's, and Dad's would all be coming together.) Of course Darryl couldn't do anything to make our passports get here faster, but I just wanted to give him a hard time. Read more about BIG news!!!...

On Sunday, my family and I went to the Renaissance Festival. The "Ren Fest" has been a family tradition since I was probably only about 5 years old, possibly younger. Ren Fest is a traveling fair set up in the style of the European renaissance, usually somewhere in the 1500's. They have many artisan booths selling anything from jewelry trinkets to medieval weaponry; live entertainment such as comedy skits, music, dancing, jousting and a host of other attractions.

This morning, Harmony and I had to go to the dentist. I don't like the dentist under the BEST of circumstances, but knowing I have bad teeth made the prospect of the visit even more unpleasant.  Genetics is such an interesting thing, and very obvious in comparing my teeth to Harmony's. I have very weak teeth, which is probably due to weak enamel, resulting in chipped teeth and cavities. My mom's side of the family is predispositioned to this problem.

I've started going through my room; getting rid of things, deciding what I want to take with me, etc. It's a long process and it'll take a while before I'm even close to actualy being packed, but that's ok. I've already gotten rid of 10 trashbags full of clothes, linens, old stuffed toys, etc. Abby has made sure that quite a bit of it will be staying in the house though. It will be a little odd to see her wearing my old clothes before I'm gone, but hey- at least they're out of my closet! Read more about On your mark....Get set....PACK!...

I'm so very much looking forward to being a Snyman, and to being Raoul's wife. Hardly anyone back here in the States will be able to pronounce our surname, or even Raoul's first name for that matter (though my immediate family has it mastered because I simply talk about him so much). I am trying to educate everyone else on it, but even with coaching they can't seem to get the pronunciation right. Everyone automatically thinks "Row-ool Snie-man". Even after several tries, the closest most people are getting sounds something like "Roll Snay-min".