Monday, July 24, 2006

Workin'

Yep. I work...and work...and work. Being salary has it's perks, but the hours kick my ass every once in awhile. I have to work a few Saturdays in a row...which sucks.

I wish I had it in me to blog more and email...but after staring at a computer screen all day, the last thing I really want to do the majority of the time is stare at it when I am not getting paid to do so. Blogging friends - please forgive me. I promise when winter comes I will back to full blogging force.

Still loving the job...and everyone seems ok so far. Some of them don't like how I am starting out near the top of the ladder with being new to the company, but quite frankly I don't give a shit. If they were capable of doing my job, then they would be doing it. Right?

Have several big camping trips I am planning with the weekends full of being on the lake and trying to unwind. Labor Day weekend is going to be something else...every day I wake up looking forward to four days of doing whatever I want when I want.


~Random Thoughts~
I have been fishing more the last few weeks than I have in the last few years since graduating high school.

Bitches who sucker punch my girl Bree really should make sure they know who they are messing with. I really don't like feeling like I am back in high school. I don't think I have ever been so worked up and pissed off in my life. There is no doubt in my mind that I would lay everything on the line for her.

Men baffle me. The ones I am attracted to physically are either complete idiots or losers, and the ones I am attracted to mentally don't trip my trigger physically. And I have even dramatically increased the pool of possible candidates by taking this job...and still no prospects around here. Please someone increase the intelligence level around here. Because I don't want to do something stupid (catch my drift?).

I am in love with the Chocolate Mousse Silk Yoplait Whips yogurt. I think I eat three a day.

OK Ya'll...I need to go running now.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Still Alive

Yes, I am alive. This new job has me busy running the rat race, but I love it. I'm really liking it.

Chicago was awesome. Everytime I go up there, it is beyond obvious that I am from, and I quote, "down south." I think Bree and I were purposefully making sure our "accents" were heard.

I didn't buy a single drink...actually, I didn't pay for much of anything.

I'll try to fill ya'll in sometime about whats up. But for now, hearing that I am alive and smiling will have to sustain you till this weekend. I am just too damn busy and tired to put up a good post.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Nozze

The closest thing to a vacation this year for me so far is going to be this weekend...Bree and I are headed up to the Windy City for her cousin's wedding. A long Catholic wedding...and I am excited, because one side of the party has LOTS of money...so it is quite the shindig. Although I seriously doubt this Chicago family would say shindig, but hell, it's my story, so who cares?

Both of us have today off, so we are planning to leave the corn desert about 2PM for the hustle and bustle of the city. We are going out on the town Friday after eating dinner with the family. The wedding is Saturday, which should be followed by the biggest reception I have ever been to. Then Sunday morning somehow Bree and I are going to drag ourselves out of bed and go to church. Then home.

And of course we plan to make it back home for our karaoke tradition Sunday afternoon.

Goal for this weekend ~ not to buy any drinks....anyone want to place a bet?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Must Read

Please read this. This soldier is the fourth person to lose three limbs during the war Iraq or Afghanistan, and I think his story should be shared.

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The sun rising over the coliseum that I have spent so much of my life showing horses in. It usually feels like a second home, but when I went there for a HUGE show recently, I couldn't help but feel detached. Very mixed feelings going on. But I know I made the right choice.

My fat and unclipped horse living the life of a pasture pony. I wish his damn forelock would grow. Hard to believe that I have not clipped his bridle path since he came home in December. Says a lot...I used to clip every week like clock work, and now he is lucky that I brush where the tack goes.

I am going to be moving to a different town by the first of September. It is time. I need the space, and it will be closer to my new job. AND Bree. I'm going to move my horse off the farm too, in hopes that I will enjoy him more. I have sold all of the training colts I had in with the exception of one, who wasn't for sale anyway and will be going home at the end of August...and I am not going to take anymore. Not right now.

It's hard to explain, but it is something I need to do. And I can't wait.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Lovin This



I love fried chicken...and Gretchen Wilson.

UPDATE: I watch this video and want to give her some riding lessons...look at those arms! (you can take the riding instructor out of the arena, but you can't take the riding instructor out of this cowgirl!)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I'm Alive

Yep, I am alive. Bet many were wondering. I haven't had time to even be on the internet...and my internet was down for a bit too (like a few days while they worked on it)...which sucks when one can't be online doing non-business stuff at work.

Like I would have time to do it anyway. Making a trip to the library to blog just isn't possible...unless it was open 24-7.

And that's not even at the new job. That starts not this upcoming week, but the next one. Yay!

BIG church service today...there was only one service, so it was packed to the gills. It's Patriotic Sunday around here, where we celebrate service members current and past. Meant a lot to me, so I can't even fathom what it is like for the old war veterans. I am proud to say I shook every veteran's hand this morning and thanked them for their service.

I want to thank everyone for commenting on my post below...how awesome are you guys! Sorry I have been MIA, but I am lucky to know which way is up anymore.

Off I go again...that's all I got time for. Happy Four of July early, because I am betting I won't be on this thing before then.