Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Christmas Card Voting

Hi everybody! Christmas card voting took place today in the atrium. Of course, we took a walk downstairs so we could cast our votes. (We also stepped outside - it's beautiful!) The ballots had 5 lines on them and you just picked your 5 favorite entries. Bailey's entries were Nos. 21 and 24. So, my ballot showed, "21, 24, 21, 24 and 21". (They said we could do that.) And then we "plugged in" [the Berlin Heart into an outlet] and hung out in the atrium for a while and watched people voting. We did not, I repeat, we did not shout at all the doctors and nurses we knew to vote for numbers 21 and 24. We wouldn't do that. No way, huh-uh. (Where's the smiley face on this laptop?!) After Dr. T popped in today, we informed him of the voting going on downstairs and that Bailey's numbers were 21 and 24. He popped his head in again about 2 hours later . . . "Now, what did you say Bailey's numbers were?" An "informant" later told us that Dr. T's ballot showed "21, 21, 21, 21, and 21". He's such a good guy!

Bailey and I were playing a mean game of SkipBo this afternoon, minding our own business, when the phone rang. It was Bailey's nurse, Amanda (who happened to be peering in the window from the hallway), and she said, "Hey, Bailey, the monitor says you're dead." Believe it or not, it was a hilarious moment. (I think that's additional proof we've been here too long.) When the monitor shows a flat line, that just means one or more of her leads fell off her chest. I guess we're able to joke about things like that because obviously she's not. She's doing incredibly well on the Berlin Heart. I hear there are 3 of them in the United States right now, and Bailey's one of them. I also hear that Dr. T's name was in the Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer newspaper recently regarding the Berlin Heart. That's pretty cool!

In case you're in the area and get a chance, the Christmas card voting is going to be at the Artsgarden at Circle Centre Mall Thursday from 11:00 to 1:00, and at Castleton Mall on Saturday from 11:00 to 1:00.

Hope everyone enjoyed the day today. It was beautiful! There's a magnificent Star Magnolia tree blooming in the library courtyard here. It is truly peaceful. I love nature -- it's God's gift of his amazing artwork to all of us. And it's just the beginning of spring - lots more color and beauty to come!

We looked up the internet site for the downtown Indianapolis peregrin falcon web cam - http:\\\falconblog. It's really interesting. There's a huge pigeon roosting across the rooftop from our window and we've named him Perry -- we're pretending he's our peregrin falcon. He's not nearly as pretty, but he's still fun to watch.

Enjoy the Spring, everybody! Talk to you tomorrow.



Blogger Sue Figert Meyer said...

Angie & Bailey
So glad to hear you had a good day. We at R & L will be voting early and often on Thursday for 21 & 24. Our Magnolia tree on Vandergriff Road is in full bloom. It's amazing how fast it blossomed. We have a white cat that is about to burst with kittens. We were a little slow getting her to the vet I guess. However the way I can really tell it's Spring is that the first Hudson Meet is on Saturday!! Paul is home for Spring Break, so he bought a 5 lb bag of tootsie rolls for you to fill that empty jar!! I figure that's real proof you haven't been forgotten. Sue

7:31 AM  
Blogger Nancy DeCamp said...

Hey - I just emailed every person with Deloitte (150+) and told them to go vote, or else! Plus I sent a message to all the other friends I have email access to. I may not be one of your new celebrity friends, but I know A LOT OF PEOPLE.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Aunt Debbie A said...

Good morning Chicks!

I can't believe you're a teenager Bailey! You looked so pretty and grown up Sunday! We had fun at your party. It was such a beautiful day.

Angie, Paula May, my close friend from Anderson e-mailed me and told me to be sure and tell you that she is praying for you and Bailey. She understands the challenges more than most. Her daughter Lynsie had a liver transplant 10 years ago. She is doing well now and getting married this summer.

We have big buds on our Bradford Pear trees. It won't be long before they are in bloom. You guys will have to come over for a cookout and rides in the tractor wagon! It's tradition, you know!

Well, have a fun day whatever you end up doing. I always enjoy reading your blogpage...even though at times it makes me feel like my life has no excitement in it...just kidding. Love you! xoxoxoxoxo

10:27 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Angie & Bailey,
I'm glad you got to enjoy the outdoors at least a little bit. Hoping to see you soon, which apparently, I will be as Sue has advised us that we'll be treking to the hospital to cast our votes for the Christmas cards, and apparently my answer is 21, 21, 21, 21, and 21. I really think I need to get a box of those Frango Mints, of course, there'll be some missing. Have a good day. We miss you at work. Kim

1:03 PM  

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