Monday, August 30, 2010

The Waiting Game

Well the hubby has a couple of pretty good possibilities (on jobs) hanging out there in the wings.....hopefully good news will come soon. This is probably the worst part of the job search - waiting, wondering what the offer will be, hoping you make the right decision.....but this beat the heck out of NOTHING land where he has been recently. Thanks to all who have kept us in your prayers - don't stop yet :D

Thursday, August 26, 2010


After almost 7 month of relentless, job searching, networking, talking to people and almost giving up - The hubby has an interview. This job fell out of the sky and into his lap - he didn't apply for it.....his resume "caught their attention" - He had a conversation with some higher ups....two hours later HR called to set him up for an assessment and 2 days later they call him to come in for a "face to face"......so - THE Day is Monday and he is sooooo excited - as well are - please continue to pray - this could be IT!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You need the bad to appreciate the good

I walked out of my house this morning and the weather was so wonderful that I just wanted to stand there with the cool breeze blowing watching the clouds as they moved by - it was just gloroious but - it was not to be, so I got into my car and started driving to work - I even had one of my windows down - THATS how nice it was outside. I was filled with joy.

Then I turned onto the highway..............a few miles down the road the traffic came to an abrupt STOP - after twenty minutes of exhaust fumes, slow moving traffic, people cutting over at the last minute and seeing that it was all because of high water in the two left lanes on the highway, my joy was completely gone!

Dear Mr Policeman - we can all drive through a little high water - isn't that what those flashy signs are for to WARN us? Stop shutting down the highway, K? Thanks!

Monday, August 23, 2010

August - Who needs it?

Ok, really? 106 degrees? I live in Texas for crying out loud not Arizona! 90's not so much a big deal to me, I have lived here my whole life. But this 106 business - no thanks! Maybe I need a summer home someplace like, oh I don't know, maybe the mountains of Montana or Wyoming - mmmmm now theres a blissful thought. Of course, to do that one has to have a money and a job that allows for that, right? Yeah, well thats not US!

HOWEVER, the shining spot in all of this blasted heat is that the hubby has interviews today and tomorrow - one he prefers over the other, but at this point he can go wherever they want him the most :)

Believe me, as soon as we know something I will post it :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Time for Prayers

There could be a job on the horizon for the hubby - a good one! So all my friends out there....pray pray pray :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Do you ever just look around you and think "what am I doing?" Just kind of in a fog and your life is on auto pilot? I came to that realization this morning as Im driving to work....and I think - this is wayyyyyyyyyyyy to deep of thought for 7 AM so I forgot about it, grabbed some breakfast and went to work.

A few mins later (like now) the nagging thought came back again so I thought ok, Im going to blog my thoughts about this.

The reality is...I don't have any thoughts about it..... I mean, I do wonder what Im doing. I do feel like Im on auto pilot with the same routine every day. I do think about it and wonder about it I mean, maybe its because I haven't had a vacation in like 5 years. Maybe its because Im so danged tired that its all I can handle to get through the day, or maybe it because I have no passions, no goals, no direction.

No....Im not depressed but I am really tired........that must be it - deep thoughts when your this tired are pointless - your never going to resolve them because they aren't mean to be resolved, only pondered. Im sure tomorrow when I get up at the same time I get up every day...follow my morning routine that I follow every morning and get in my car to drive to my same job I go to every day to do the same work I do every day I will forget about all of this and move on to some other topic of thought...like Navy boy's November wedding, College boy's car in for body work (again), College boy's classes starting in a couple of weeks, Hubby still looking for a job, or maybe Saturday's 12.4 mile training walk for the Susan G Komen.......who knows? Tommorrow is another day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Report from July 2009 - still darned funny

Dear Diary,Just moved to Texas ! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.June 14th:Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.June 30th:Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.July 10th:The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat?At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.July 15th:Fell asleep by the community pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body). Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.July 20th:I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.July 25th:The wind sucks. It feels like a giant blow dryer!! And it's hot as he!!. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.July 30th:Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?Aug. 4th:It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.Aug. 8th:If another wise a$$ cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. Dang heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!Aug. 9th:Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when I sat on the seats in the car, my a$$ caught fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs. . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried a$$, and baked cat.Aug 10th:I’m convinced now that the weather report is a recording. Hot sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do crap for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this heat.Aug. 14th:Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas . What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here??Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Same cat different day

I swear, this cat is possessed.......this is the same cat peeking over the table in my other post.

Monday, August 9, 2010

8 - 9 - 10

Who knew? I almost passed it by without even thinking.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Wedding

Well wedding plans are back in motion. The Navy kids say Navy Boy will get his leave in November but NOT in December. However, its still plenty of time to pull it all together. Im not comfortable with the amount of money WE are paying for the wedding since we are the groom's family and typically weddings fall to the responsibility of the bride's family except for things like flowers and rehearsal dinner, but oh well - we do what we must to make our children happy. I will do what I can within my limited means and hope that is its good enough (for those wondering yes the Hubby is still laid off -we have just hit the 6 month mark - so much for Networking) anyway...lets not get off on THAT subject.
I think its all under control except for the cakes....and here is why:

a Nintendo grooms cake? Where will I EVER FIND THAT ? Someone please tell me cuz I haven't a single clue who would make that!!!!!

Only my Navy boy who also got a 1/2 sleeve tatoo that says Nintendo Generation would request this cake - now come on!!!! Are you THAT addicted to video games?

OH well - if anyone has any suggestions - here is the brides cake as well: However their cake will have red accents and red flowers on the top. Should be beautiful! But need a baker with lots of experience with fondant icing! Oh and not too pricey :( ? We are on an extremely tight budget.

College Boy in the Snow

College Boy in the Snow

Navy boy in Greece

Navy boy in Greece