May 31, 2008

Some days

Man, I show up for work for a race at 2:30, only to find out it's been pouring down rain in Dover where the race is. So guess what. My shift that was supposed to be over at six? Yeah, not gonna happen. It's a little after five and they haven't even STARTED racing yet. My remote will still be over at six, but I'm stuck until the race is done. Of course, we had plans for after I got home which are now out the window, and guess who's in the dog house? Like I can control mother nature in DELAWARE!!! Dammit.

We got a ton of wood split between last night and this morning, though. We have almost reclaimed our yard. If I have the energy for splitting more tomorrow morning, that may just about finish it off. Some of the pieces that are left are ginormous so it may take more than one attempt to get it all done. Oh, we had to make a repair to the splitter before starting today because I broke something on it yesterday. Nothing major, just a bolt sheared off. W replaced two bolts, and we broke one of them today. It's not a seriously important piece, we may just remove what the bolts are holding anyway.

Well, here's to a good weekend for all of y'all. I'm hoping to get this racing done so I can get home in time to tuck my kid into bed.

p.s. Say hi if you've been reading....I"ve not had much in the way of comments lately, and I'm lonely. :)

May 29, 2008

Just checkin' in

Hey. Umm...nothing new going on here. Sure there are things I could gripe about, but what's the point? It wouldn't do me any good, so why bother?

Bubba got kidnapped by Nanny and K last night, for some much needed quality time for them. K is still not 100% after all her health issues, there was even a cancer scare to go along with everything else. But she's as well as can be expected, and missed him so off he went. I'll pick him up on my way home Friday night. I miss him horribly, the house is too damn quiet.

Bathroom basically done. I got it cleaned over the weekend. Our guy came to fix a few leaks to the new shower, and after a week or so of use, to make sure nothing is leaking underneath, he'll crawl under the house and do the last bit of work. I'm very tired of paying the man, that's for sure.

That's about it. Hope you all had a good Memorial Day Holiday. Ours was celebrated with charred meat and adult beverages and neighbors and the freezing cold swimming pool. Only the kids were brave enough to partake in the pool.

P.S. Happy Birthday (again) to my brother P. He'll tell you he's 29, but really, he's 35!!! Don't let him fool you. Cause there's no way he'll ever be younger than me.

May 17, 2008


Hey y'all. How are you? Just fine here at the beach. Been working and working. Bathroom is coming along. Floor is finally in, but not totally finished. Our guy hopes to be done by Wednesday. I'm so ready for it to be done, even though it means some serious cleaning. The entire room needs scrubbed, then put back together. There is so much stuff on my dresser that should be on the counter in there. It will be nice to have everything back to normal.

No real improvement to speak of for W's back. We're frustrated to say the least. We were sincerely hoping for relief from this last procedure but I guess it's not meant to be. We're trying to come to terms with the fact that he won't be getting any better and this is how we'll have to live forever. Not a good thought.

Bubba has shown some improvement with his behavior. We're being more consistent with punishment and consequences, which seems to have sunk in a bit. He still has some horrible tantrums but they are less frequent, thank god.

I'm hanging at the station for the All-Star race. I would much rather BE at the race, since it's up in Charlotte. My brother got to go, and I'm happy for him, he needed a good time. ***ETA - I called him to see how his seats were, and he didn't go, cause he couldn't find anyone to go with. How horrible. Sorry dude.*** My parents will be going up next weekend for the next race, also in Charlotte. I really wish I could go, too, but man we are so broke right now.

Took mom and dad out for dinner last night for their 40th wedding anniversary, which is today. We had a great time, great food and got to see the folks I used to work for and even saw some customers I hadn't seen since I quit waitressing there. W and Bubba made cookies, and we took them a plate. They went bonkers with the cookie cutters, everything from handprints, dinosaurs, letters and numbers and I think even a dog and bear shape. Heart shapes, too. I've eaten more than I'd like to admit, but they are soooo good.

I got sunburned today while out working in the yard. We split some wood, burned up the burn pile in the firepit, stacked some more wood and piddled around with the pool trying to get it ready to swim. We are hoping to get my car washed up tomorrow, but I'll have to rethink the plan of a bikini top since I'm already burned. I neglected to use sunscreen today, and got more burned than I thought I would. It doesn't hurt really, just kinda warm and tingly. I'll either slather it on tomorrow or just cover up. I had a sports bra on today, as usual when I'm working outside, so I'd like to get some sun on the spots normally covered by that, I just don't wanna get fried. We'll see how I feel in the morning, if we're out early enough it shouldn't be a problem, but we got a late start today.

Oh yeah. Harley Bike week is finally coming to a close. There have been thousands of extra motorcycles riding around and making traffic absolutely evil. It's normally not great to begin with, and it'll only go downhill from here, because of all the darn tourists. I don't think there have been as many fatalities as past years, so that is good. There's another bike week, the so called "Black" bike week, and all the idiots on crotch rockets come and are rude and irritating and destructive. So many locals leave town during this rally because they don't want to deal with them. Not an option for me. Will just have to deal.

The best news I have to share is that I have new neighbors, only they are technically old neighbors. The couple that used to live next door, before A and C, have moved back, a few houses down. Miss D used to watch Bubba when he was newborn. Their girls have grown up so much, I didn't recognize them. They were busy unpacking the moving van when I left to come to the station. W used to golf with her hubby and it will be good for him to have someone else to BS with, even though W can't drink with him like he used to. I'm glad they are back.

Ok, I've rambled on enough about nothing, really. Have a great weekend y'all.

May 08, 2008

The sweet smell of................

BIOFREEZE!!! Heck, I'm hurting. My thighs, my hips, my butt, my shoulders, even my back. The batch I put on this morning seems to have worn off already.

BUT WE WON!!!!!! It was very fun, no serious injuries and no hard feelings. It was a close game, and we prevailed. I almost clocked my boss with a line drive due to the stupid rule that we pitch to our own team. I hated that rule last year. Very few questionable calls considering we have no umpire. There's talk of another game soon, but ugh. It's hard to give up a night from the family considering I'm going to hurt for three days. And I'm so exhausted right now.

Hope y'all are having a good week. I'm ready for mine to be over.

P.S. I have pretty purple walls in the bathroom, and it's just the primer. Two coats of purple to come, then lighter purple trim. The floor would be next, and then the shower, he's hoping to be done by Wednesday. I have pics, but I'll wait to take more once the real paint is up.

May 07, 2008

Lord help me

We're playing softball again today. The reason I have this office is because the one attorney left, and took his assistants. Well, he was the captain of the second team. So now it's us against them. The teams have changed around a bit, but the same rivalry. I've resisted getting excited for it because I know I'm gonna hurt like hell by the time we're done, and I just got sick of the drama and the crap. I have resolved to play and have fun, and not let the super competetive me come out and get out of control. I just want to have a good time and play some ball. Winning would be nice, too, but it's not as important.

May 05, 2008

Hot damn

That was a helluva show. The meet and greet was right before he went on stage, so we missed the opening act, but I had never heard of him, anyway. I obviously got my camera back there even tho they said we couldn't. The morning show duo was there and they made sure we were able to use it. What would be the point of a meet and greet without a good picture of it? House of Blues needs to lighten up a bit in that aspect. I got my station shirt signed, and he also signed the shirt we have for Bubba, which is really starting to fill up. I also took pics with my phone, but they kinda suck.

We were worried about having a place for W to sit since he'd never be able to stand through the whole thing. We talked to a security guard early on before going inside and he said if there wasn't any handicapped seating left after the meet that I should come back down and find him and he'd hook us up. And boy did he. We were in the balcony, which is where they have the handicapped seating, and he squeezed us in at the very end of the railing which was closest to the stage. So we were RIGHT THERE and could see everything. And they could see US! We got acknowledged by the drummer and the guitarist at different times. Even Jason gave us a nod and smile. Eye contact is awesome when you are an obsessed music fan like me.

The set list was great, he played a bunch of stuff from both CD's, especially my favorite from the second. 12 songs from his albums, and you would NOT believe what he encored with. I was expecting it to be Hicktown, his first smash hit, but he played that in his regular set. First the guitarists and the drummer came back out and jammed a bit, then Jason came back and did the classic "The Ride" about Hank Williams Sr, by David Allen Coe. Sounded fabulous. What really blew us away was how they then went into the chorus of Paradise City by Guns 'N Roses. Said they started playing that when they played clubs only. Next was another GNR, Sweet Child of Mine. Holy Moses it was unreal. The place went nuts. I wanted them to keep playing but that was the end. Below are some pics and I'll do some videos later.

Check out those eyes.

My darlin' hubby and Jason. He's holding Bubba's shirt that Jason signed.

A slightly drunk me with Jason, and W in the background.

The morning show duo, Blue and Korby Ray.

May 02, 2008


While I've been calling it a lilly, apparantly it's an Amaryllis. Whatev. Looks like a lilly to me, and I love lillies. It's been in the ground for about three years, and had nothing but the long flat leaves, until last week, when we noticed the blooms about to open. There's one more that hasn't popped yet. I had no idea what it was when I planted it, but I LOVE IT!!! What's awesome is that it's on my dear cat Tigger's grave next to the house. Where I just planted a gazillion wild lilly seeds. Will be so awesome next spring. Anyway...enjoy my pretty flower.