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To the Love of My Life

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Happy Anniversary.

Love always,
Your Wife

Happy 182 Days!

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Here’s to another 6 months.

Update

I thought I’d write a post summing up what’s been going on in my life.

I’ve been having sleeping issues. I’ve kind of had sleep issues my whole life. But more recently, I’ve been waking up anywhere from one-eight times a night. One night I woke up every half hour or so, and really didn’t get sleep at all. I took the afternoon off from work the next day. I’m light-sensitive, sound-sensitive, and movement-sensitive. I know when Miles gets out of bed and returns to bed and often wake up (luckily, he very rarely gets out of bed). I sleep with a sleeping mask and ear plugs but still wake up to sounds in the night. I have a hard time getting comfortable and I think that’s due to my back issues.

I’ve been going to the chiropractor for the last two years because about eight years ago, I stepped in an irrigation trench-thing while detasseling in a corn field and it caused my hips to be crooked, causing my spine to make up for the shift in weight/pressure on one side. I wear an insert in my shoe to make up for it, but as soon as I walk barefoot, it starts overcorrecting again, causing pain. I had back issues before, but it was more stress-induced and could be worked out with a good night sleep or back rub. Now that’s not enough. And now it’s keeping me from falling asleep quickly. I hadn’t been realigned since before the wedding, mostly because I didn’t want to bother finding another chiropractor that I could trust. But it’s gotten to the point where I need to get readjusted. Unfortunately, our insurance doesn’t cover chiropractic health. Most places the alignment fee is like $35 which isn’t bad, except that I should be going every other week to be pain free. Until we have it insured, I’ll just be going when I absolutely need to. Which will be more often than 5 months from now on.

I’ve been having headaches. It started with two (about two-three weeks apart) that may have been migraines. I’ve never had a migraine before, and don’t want to spend money going to the doctor to find out if they were, but they were the most intense head aches I’ve ever had before. The second one being so bad that when I tried to move, I felt like I was going to throw up. Since then there’s been a dull pain in my head, it feels like it’s behind my left eye and there hasn’t been a day in the last three weeks that I haven’t noticed it. At night, even with the sleeping mask, it feels like my left eye is wide open in a lit room. Causing more issues falling asleep.

I have a chiropractic appointment for Wednesday. I’m hoping it will take care of all my recent problems – head aches, back/neck/shoulder aches, and sleep problems. And to be honest, those are the main things going on in my life right now because it’s hard to think of anything else.

Quick things that have been going on: I got 3rd place in 3D design in Beadle Mania, to which I didn’t submit anything (a professor of mine submitted my character animation of the baby). It’s nice to have a paycheck and be able to put some money away for a future house (I’d like to live in a neighboring small town, like Harrisburg). I’m totally loving LOST and can’t wait for the finale, even though I know it means waiting 8 months for a new episode. I’m listening to a lot of design/media/geek related podcasts lately and it keeps my mind busy at work. I do plan to post about “The Movie Club” soon, and the explanation of it won’t be in the form of a riddle. Or lame.

What was lost is now found

Hair Salon The day of the wedding, I brought my camera to the hair salon and took photos. I also planned to bring it to the head table at the reception to take some fun photos of my own. However, between the hair salon and the church, my camera became missing. Several people searched my car when they heard I couldn’t find it. Of course, I’m not sure how they got the keys to my car, but I am not concerned about that. I’ve always assumed that it was in my car in some unchecked corner. I just never looked myself. I kept thinking, I will when it’s nicer out. And then I didn’t. And then it snowed when it should be nice, several times.

On Saturday, to mark our one-quarter anniversary, I found my camera in one of the outside pockets of my small suitcase. When I left the salon, I remember I had a lot of things in my hands and I knew my suitcase would be coming with me into the church, so I put my camera in there (because I didn’t want to spend time unzipping the whole thing). The only problem with that plan is that I did not remember doing it. I only found it because as we were ready to go to Big Stone City, I remembered I needed to pack a necklace and (because I didn’t want to spend time unzipping the whole thing), I put it in an outside pocket. The same outside pocket where my camera had found a new home.

And I just spent the last few minutes searching for my camera cord. It didn’t take me as long to find it.

It’s too bad I didn’t have it for Disney World, but at least I have it now. See the missing ten photos at the beginning of Our Wedding album.

Ahh, to be 21 again…

Photo of Megaphone and CampersHere’s a list of “firsts” that happened when I was 21.

  • Rented a House
  • Received 1st place in 2D for my photo in Beadlemania
  • Discovered I didn’t like alcohol, only the fruity stuff in mixed drinks
    • I found out I like juice
  • Became a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant
  • Worked at my favorite place of employment
  • Gained a sister-in-law
  • Later gained a brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and parents-in-law
  • Took a summer class – Zoology – and enjoyed it
  • Finished Harry Potter
  • Acted in a traveling children’s show
  • Posed for many more photos than I ever want to for the rest of my life
  • Visited Philly
  • Modeled and animated a 3D character
  • Wrote this letter to Andrew Wilson
  • Began creating monthly wallpapers
  • Was in the top two for a great job and didn’t get it, triggering the beginning of no graphic design openings in a 50 mile radius
  • Gave one of two student speeches at graduation
  • Graduated a semester early, summa cum laude
  • Fell in love with Albie
  • Started a “favorite songs” blog posting excursion and failed to complete it
  • Cheered on my fiance as he applied for and obtained employment with a company I’ve wanted to be a part of
  • Photo of Animal Crackers and Imaginary Friends Took a painting class and decided I mega-loathe it
  • Spent Christmas away from home
  • Got married
    • Died a little
      • I kid!
  • Acted dead
  • Began responding to a new last name
  • Vacationed to the happiest place on earth with the only man on earth that makes me happiest
  • Owned a TV bigger than 27″
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the company of an 18 month old
  • Gained a permanent roommate
  • Was unemployed for over 2 months
  • Detached from the MilesRausch.com blogs
  • Watched an entire Season (and then some) of LOST in less than 48 hours

Wow, I guess I had a lot going on in the past year…!