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.


Missy said...

Wow you wrote a book. LOL Glad to hear that your bath room is coming around well, and that your getting some stuff done outside. We did alot of that this weekend and are sunburned as well. I wish there was something that could be done about your hubby's back. I am sure that is hard on the whole family. We'd be screwed if something like that happened to my hubby as he is the sole bread winner. I may have found a job though!!! unfortionatly it would only pay 4 bucks an hour but I could bring the kids with me, and it's right across the street so I wouldn't have to drive. Glad you put the Dale Jr. thingie up. It will make it a little easier to follow the race, now since I don't get to watch them any more. ha ha So I just wrote you a book back. Hope your having a great week.

Missy said...

I had to come back for a little Jr. and J.R. eye candy!!! LOL Did I tell you I figured out how to make your background rotate pictures? I've added it to my blog. I need to find some MM pics to add to the other one. I have too much time on my hands.