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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Happy

I post so much about being sad or bored or tired, I figured I'd put one out here to say I really am happy. I have great kids and a husband who loves me. We have a very nice house and our bills are paid. God has really taken care of us.

There are some really tough parts of my life that get to me every once in a while, but I think that life is supposed to be hard on us so that we will appreciate our blessings more. That is, if we can keep from focusing on the negative.

I can't wait until the new Little Burke is born and we can see what he looks like :-) I know it will be difficult... really difficult, but I think that the time will probably pass really quickly and everything will be a little easier in the long run. It was a blessing in disguise for the Kyleo to be sent away, even though some days it doesn't seem like it.

Anyway, I am okay and just trying to take this one day at a time.

Monday, January 30, 2006

10 More Weeks

Until life as I know it ends. I didn't run away far enough.

Enlisted Civilian

It looks like I have just re-enlisted in the Army for another 5 years. I don't know if I want to serve that time.

Why hasn't he called me when other wives are hearing from their husbands every day (sometimes twice a day)?

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Random

I just figured I'd cover some random things that have happened lately... nothing particularly special, but for those who are interested:
  • Friday night went out with some people from work (including this guy from the Netherlands that we are training right now... he is pretty funny... he said "DICK" really loud at work and people from HR got on to our director about it) We just had some drinks and I started to go to karaoke, but when I got to the place, they weren't doing it so I went home.
  • Saturday was completely uneventful. I didn't get out of my pj's all day. Watched Exorcism of Emily Rose (which isn't really scary, by the way, although it is a true story) and Red Eye. Both were so/so movies.
  • Sunday went to church and to eat at the mexican restaurant. Spent the afternoon getting Kyleo's car and putting stuff on eBay to sell. OH, and I bought a DVD player/ recorder so that I can start putting my camcorder videos on DVD. I got a GREAT DEAL!! It is a $200+ DVD recorder and I found it on the internet for $129 with FREE SHIPPING! YAY! Hopefully it isn't some shady company that will steal my credit card number and sell it or something.
Other than that, haven't heard from the Kyleo in a few days. The last I heard he had seen Russ and they are both okey dokey. Anyhow, need to get back to making food and stuff. Off work tomorrow Horray!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

As if...

...being a mom (single mom right now) of 2 boys, working a full time job, going to school full time for my master's, being a cub scout den leader, and being pregnant wasn't enough, I decided to join my church choir. I have always been able to carry a tune, although I am not the greatest singer in the world. And, I am not the best at reading choir music (although I was in choir and band in middle/ high school)... I have to hear the tune once and then I have it down.

Anyway, I show up to choir practice tonight after service... my pastor had actually asked me to join last week. They give me some music and ask me what I sing. Well, I say, "Where do you need me?" (because I sang soprano in high school, but am probably more comfortable with alto now). They, of course, put me in soprano.

Right now there is not a lot of room for air in my lungs because I have a beachball in my belly called a baby squeezing all of my guts into my chest.

Therefore, I go to hit a high A (not really that bad of a note) and run out of breath after about two seconds (couldn't quite hold it for the 6 beats I needed to). Needless to say, I am going to have to practice because apparently I have to sing this song on Sunday... HOLY SHIT... literally (sorry God).

I am a little nervous, but I suppose if I freak out I can just not sing it??

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Which?

Either Samuel Enoch
OR
Nathaniel Enoch

Saturday, December 31, 2005

JVC

I bought a JVC miniDV camcorder. It is neat, but I probably should have gone ahead an bought the Sony I was looking at. I guess this thing does as much as I need it to. I got a really good deal and just couldn't pass it up.

Anyway, I have already been taping like crazy and can't wait until I can get the money together to buy another computer with a DVD burner. My computer is outdated and I guess I am going to sell it to get a new one.

Single Umbilical Artery

That is what Little Burke has. I did some research and it could mean absolutely nothing or 20-50% of the time it could be something, even something as major as stillbirth. My next appointment isn't until Tuesday and I am a little worried. I knew it was strange that this baby hasn't been getting as big as I am used to, but I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Kyleo called me today. He is doing okay... sleeping in a tent freezing his butt off. It is going to be a long year.

Prayer Does Work

I wanted to share two stories with everyone about praying. People talk all of the time about "the power of prayer" and how we should always pray, blah blah. Well, I pray pretty much every day, usually more than once (not including the prayers of "please God let this class be over soon" or "please God let this guy shut up").

Anyway, story #1:

My son and I were on our way back from K-Mart after church a little over a week ago. I really had to go to the bathroom at church, but I held it... through K-Mart and lunch. Needless to say, the car ride home was about to KILL me. I prayed to God (and this was a serious prayer), "please let all of the lights be green on the way home or I might not make it." I just kept repeating this in my head. For the FIRST time since I have lived here, EVERY light was green on the way home. It truly was a miracle.

Story #2:

The Kyleo is deployed right now and we are supposed to be getting extra money. He tells me before he leaves to expect to be getting a lot more than usual on his next check. Well, I checked his LES last night and it is $200 LESS than what he even normally gets paid. I freaked out. Mostly I freaked out because I have to pay two rent payments and a ton of other bills which are due (I kind of stretched out those due dates for Christmas shopping). I prayed last night hard that God would take care of everything and help me make a way for it all to work out. This morning, I went to try and take care of getting an insurance reimbursement (which they tell me will only take about two days)... it is over $2k. Then, I get an email from my financial advisor saying that I will be getting over $4400 and the check was cut yesterday. WOOOO HOOOO! I can pay bills and maybe do something for new years AND save some money back.

This just goes to show you that when you pray, God does answer your prayers. It works much better than worrying and trying to do everything on your own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dear Santa,

I have been pretty good this year. I have tried really hard to be a good mom and wife. I have been going to church and have been working more hours than I should probably be. I even started back to school for my master's degree.

So, please, even though I am all grown up, look over my list of the stuff that I really want this year... and maybe chat with the guy upstairs to see what you can do.

1. Bring Kyleo home safe... soon
2. Let the new baby be healthy (and let the Kyleo be here to see it)
3. Keep Ian healthy this year... he has been too sick all year long
4. A car big enough to hold all of the kids
5. Make sure I have a ride to the hospital around April (a reindeer will do, as long as he is FLYING)
6. Money for bills
7. Patience to be able to take care of everything by myself
8. The driver's door on Kyleo's jeep needs to be painted
9. My pool is green... again... I think I just need a case of algeacide (sp?)
10. A good friend
11. Lots of envelopes, stamps, and other packaging stuff
12. A place for all of my art and scrapbook stuff
13. Did I mention patience?
14. A person to watch Alley while we are away
15. Some time to take naps
16. Bring Kyleo home safe... soon

Thank you, Santa

Love,
Me

What am I going to do?

My birthday is Friday and I have no clue what I am going to do. I thought about staying at home until Saturday and just sitting at the house with the boys. Then again, I figured maybe I should go ahead and leave for TN tomorrow night. The thing is, I don' t know what I am going to do when I get there? I guess just sit up there and do nothing? I mean, I can do that at home, so maybe I will just leave Saturday morning or something.

Today was a good day, but I am tuckied... I have to stay up for a while so I can do some late night shopping for my sister and step-sister. They are the only people I have left to buy for. Emmy- I have something for you, but I haven't wrapped it up. I don't know if I am actually going to see you this weekend, so it may just sit at my house until you finally get yo' ass down here!

Anyway, I guess I will flip a coin or consult my magic 8 glove (it is something I got from Arby's when I was in Missouri this summer) to decide what to do. Either way, I have to make up my mind soon!

What about...

... the name Samuel?

Monday, December 19, 2005

Away

I love you Kyle and I will miss you every day.

Monday, December 12, 2005

What about...

... the name Andrew?

Friday, December 09, 2005

New Years

What are we doing for New Years? I want to make a plan now... thought about taking the boys to Florida, but that might be kind of sad to go alone.

LB

Bring back my blender sticks.

Sad... boo hoo

I have been a little down in the dumps the last few days. The Kyleo has been at Ft. Stewart and will be leaving for Iraq in less than 2 weeks. I think the worst part is being bored. I am not bored very often... I work a lot and have the kids to deal with and Boy Scouts... not to mention going to the gym (yes, I started going back to the Y this week), and of course school. It is just those times when I am bored and have time to think. Idle hands are the Devil's workshop... I have to say I agree with that.

It is weird how Christmas came so fast... just the other day it was halloween (I think we still have the pumpkin in the back yard... probably decaying into a gush by now). Hopefully time will pass this quickly next year. Soon I will have yet another kid to worry about and an entire family to raise all by myself. It is really scary, but for some reason I haven't been freaking out just yet. I guess the reality of everything hasn't set in yet.

Video

I was in a video today at work. There was a camera and lights and I had a little mic... it was pretty cool. I was so scared when it was my turn to get in front of the camera and talk, but when he rolled the tape back so we could watch it, I looked like a natural (but a little fat).

Weird?

What is it about wearing your hair in two buns (one on either side of your head) that makes people look at you funny?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Love and Marriage

I don't know if it is just ironic or what, but a couple of days ago a good friend of mine got married on her lunch break. Although she had been engaged for a while now, she didn't tell me anything about it (I actually had talked to her that morning). It made me think about this other girl that I used to be friends with. She was supposed to come over one night so we could go do something and she stood me up. The next thing I knew she was married to some guy that she hadn't even been dating and then he went to jail. Not the same thing I know, but still surprising. Then there is Amanda... I was actually in town and didn't even know she was getting married. I was stood up that night by some friends who were going out to celebrate. I was excited for her, but again, surprised.

In both cases (aside from the old friend), I was very happy for the couples, just taken aback by the suddenness... and I guess by the fact that I felt a little left out. Regardless, I wanted to say Congratulations!

Christmas Time, Christmas Time... Yay yay yay

Christmas Tree
The Kyleo, Mr. Ian, and I went to the tree farm in AL on Friday to get a brand spankin' new tree straight out of the ground. We picked it out and an old guy with summer teeth (some are here, some are there) cut it down for us with this neat little chainsaw. Then, they put it in this machine thing that shakes all of the loose needles off. We got it home and it looks soooo pretty.

Christmas Ornaments
To have been in jail, good ole' Martha Stewart sure does charge a lot for her Christmas stuff at KMart. We go there because of the military discount on everything, but jeez lady. Anyway, Chris and I went to pick out ornaments, lights, and other junk for the tree (along with a wreath for the front door- I am pretty pissed off that I don't have the wreath Em's mom gave me several years ago... I think Chaz the bastard stole it along with my fake tree and all of my old ornaments).

Presents :-)
The Kyleo and I did most of our Christmas shopping this week. We have both been off work so we were able to get a lot of stuff done. I am pretty much finished with everyone, but I sat down and made my list of the people I have left to get something for. I have decided that everyone gets one gift (unless I see a few small things to make up one big gift). The only exception, of course, is my children. But even they will be more dependent on Santa than mommy... just a few big gifts from us and everything else will come on Christmas day if they are good!

Advent
Religion has always been a part of my life, but over the years I have become more involved in church and religious practices. With that, we have an advent tree and calendar. The advent tree consists of a little 1ft. fake tree that we bought last Christmas when we were BROKE. We hang a little paper ornament on it every day to lead up until Christmas. We are also opening a little door on the advent calendar each day that has a little thought-for-the-day behind it. I think it will all add up to a story after all of the doors are opened.

Food
Of course food is a big part of the holidays. We are planning to maybe order some stuff from the Swiss Colony magazine for breakfast on Christmas morning (provided the Kyleo hasn't left yet) and for snacks (they have petit fours, which are sooo yummy). We may even have a Christmas party (which is highly likely if the Kyleo doesn't leave until after Christmas... we will have all of the Army friends- especially the ones without family here- over to eat and such). I have been scanning my Kraft magazines (which I get free... www.kraftfoods.com) for some good holiday recipes... mmmmmm....

Birthday
December is the time to think about birthdays in my family. It used to only be mine (23rd), but now we have Mr. Ian (16th). I have done his birthday shopping, but haven't really thought about mine. I will be getting on up there after this year (why don't you tell me how it feels, Em... hell, BB will be 27 in a little over a month, right?).

New Year
Next year will be difficult for me, so I haven't really thought about the new year that much. I am hoping that my girls in Nashville are having some kind of party so that I won't be alone for the countdown. Otherwise I will just have to have something here and invite all of my C-town peeps to come hang out.

Always Remember
Christmas is a time for family, friends, sharing, and love. It is also a time to remember that we celebrate it because of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Have fun, enjoy giving, and remember it only comes once a year!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Name the Baby

I am on the lookout for good boy names. Please post a comment with a great baby boy name. Win a million dollars if your name is chosen!

(Kidding)

Alone

I am alone a lot... like tonight. I am sitting here about to fall asleep with my computer sitting in my lap (I guess that is why it is called a laptop). The Kyleo isn't home yet... he won't be home until much later as far as I know.

So what do I do when I sit at home with nothing to do? Well, nothing. I guess there are things that I could be doing, but I am just too lazy. I should probably work out or put some pictures in my scrapbooks... maybe even make a Christmas shopping list. I don't do any of that though. I just sit here not wanting to do anything but bored out of my mind.

My vacation is coming up ... wooo hooo! I get to go to MI and TN... I also get to go to the Kyleo's high school reunion. He doesn't seem old enough to be having a 10 year reunion... of course, mine is coming up too (shhhhh....). Anyway, it will be interesting to go to one I guess. I have NO idea what to wear.

Friday, November 04, 2005

I have to go pee.

Another Friday Night

I watched Diary of a Mad Black Woman tonight. It was pretty funny, but so true (even for a white girl). So what am I doing sitting at home on a Friday night? Just sitting on the couch all alone with a bunch of kids watching Spongebob Squarepants in the other room while all of their parents are out doing things together. Of course the Kyleo is out partying with his friends till Lord knows when. All of my other married or committed friends are out doing things together.

But hey, that's cool. I am a pretty boring girl I suppose. Just sitting here typing on this stupid blog that no one reads about nothing in particular.

I was thinking the other day that I am becoming invisible. It has become more apparent lately that people just seem to forget about me. I went to the doctor the other day and after sitting in the waiting room for nearly an hour (and everyone else waiting already gone to "the back"), a lady finally came by and asked me if I was waiting on someone. Keep in mind this is the lady that had taken my blood pressure and weight and stuff only an hour ago. I told her I was waiting on someone to come get me so I could see the doctor... stupid bitch.

Then, I was at Cracker Barrel and they forgot about me sitting there waiting on some freakin steak biscuits. LB and the kids had their food, but the guy never brought mine back.

Mostly, people just seem to not notice me anymore. Maybe I just want too much attention, but it feels weird for no one to call and ask what you are doing. Hell, even LB only calls when she wants something or needs to ask me a question. I miss being around people... nice people. I miss sitting around with friends doing nothing and enjoying it and just laughing.

This makes me think of something my friend Em said to me one time. We were in Tunica and had gambled way too much of our money away much too early. On the bus back to the hotel, she said, "Well, I guess we will be hanging out on your front porch next weekend." The sad thing was that sounded just fine. That is what I miss the most, especially sitting here by myself on a Friday night.

I once had...

I once had a dog. Her name was Chassie. Everyone thought I named her after Chassie Tansil out of spite. That thought never crossed my mind.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sweet Tooth

Oh fudge round... how I love thee
With two brownie-like circles and fudgy cream in-between
and the little light-brown wavy icing on top
Just tempting me to take another bite

Not too much, I pray
Let me squeeze out the extra fudgy cream in the middle
That should save a few calories, no?
Simply savor each dreamy mouthfull

A single crumb left behind
Shall I leave it or finish up?
One last taste of chocolate goodness
Whoa, what a tummyache

Might as well face it I'm addicted to school

I know, I know... I am a dork. I enrolled at University of Phoenix today to start my masters degree in business (MBA). I start the end of this month. For the past week or so I have been researching schools and trying to figure out what degree program I wanted to go into and what school I would attend. Today I talked to an advisor at UOP (which is where I finished my undergrad). They said that since I graduated there with a business degree, I will get my first class free for my masters and they waive 3 other classes, so I will only have to take 10 classes total. That means I will be finished in a little over a year. Woo hoo! I also will be able to use the Kyleo's GI bill to pay for school, so basically the degree is free.

So why did I decide to go with UOP instead of AIU? Well, cost first of all. UOP will end up being around $14500 after my 20% military discount and then nothing after the GI bill (I will actually have extra money left over). AIU was $30000 with a 5% military discount. AND, UOP has a great reputation. Although I think I may have to work a little harder, UOP will probably be the best deal and I already know how the system works.

Now, you may wonder why I wanted to go back to school when I just finished 7 continuous years of it? Well, I miss it sometimes. But most of all, I have to start paying my student loans back this month, which is around a $250 payment right now. If I go back to school, they will go back into deferrment (YES!). Also, if I am in school it will keep me busy while the Kyleo is away and I will be doing something productive. Right now I don't feel like I am doing anything very useful, so it is time to step up and try something new.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Dealing with it.

The Kyleo goes to Iraq in December sometime. I found out today that he has to do some kind of training for the two weeks before he leaves, so technically I only have the rest of this month with him... which is bullshit. But, if there is anything I have learned about military life it is that you would be better off marrying someone you didn't care about... you would never see them and would have extra income.

Did I mention I hate the military? They are so disorganized and there is no method to the way that they do things. Total mis-appropriation of time and money from what I can tell. I am supposed to go to some meeting next week to tell the Commander that this is a bunch of crap and complain with the other wives, but I already know that it will do no good.

Anyway, my job isn't much better. I love the job itself, but I don't care for my management. I just found out yesterday that all of the owed-time I was supposed to be getting is now "POOF" gone and I am basically SOL. So, now I won't get to take time off with Kyleo before he leaves. Between our two jobs, we don't see each other. But, but importantly, I don't get to see the kids, which is getting old. I get paid less here than I did in TN and there is a lot more work and time away from my family. The benefits are great, but the salary isn't all that hot. I am seriously considering looking for something elsewhere.

Too bad the Kyleo can't just change jobs too and maybe we could move away from this armpit of the south.

What do think about...

...Online Degree Programs?? I finished my bachelor's through University of Phoenix and I really enjoyed it as opposed to the traditional classroom setting (I went to Tennessee State University for 4 years). Now I am thinking about getting my master's degree, but I can't decide if I want to go through University of Phoenix, American Intercontinental University (AIU), or Troy State's online program... or maybe there is something with an even better reputation out there?

Please post a comment if you know anything about online degree programs and what schools are best for an online degree. It is a big decision and I want to weigh out my options!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Do you Remember?









Pink Floyd and Cornbread

Some of you out there will know that this is one of the best combinations... ever. A little Comfortably Numb and some cornbread on the side... life will seem so simple. I have already decided to make a date in about 9 months for my own PF&C festival.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I wonder what happened to...

Do you ever wonder what ever happened to those that were very close to you in the past? I really miss these people from time to time and sometimes wish that I could go back to the way things were for just a little while.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Unidentified Sender

I was talking to Em last night about a disagreement she had in Boston (which was resolved pretty quickly, and I am glad she is happy now)... but I started thinking about arguments between friends.

Then I got to thinking about each time I get upset and post something on my blog about it. There is always someone who is too chickenshit to post their name beside what they say, so it shows up as "anonymous." I was thinking about it and I thought it was unfortunate that someone who has so many negative opinions of me is too afraid to tell me to my face (or put their name on the comments that they so boldly make).

Anyway... to the unidentified sender... I just wanted to say: "You are a big WUSS and are obviously too insecure about your feelings to let anyone know what you are really about."- SB

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Am I starting to look 30-something?

Right now I train collectors at a big call center in GA. When I first came here, I would tell the students that I had been doing collections for 7 years and they would ask, "How old are you?" "You look like you are 18 or 19." Now when I start a new hire class and tell the new agents I have been doing collections for 8 years and they are like "that's cool" or they don't say anything at all.

Another thing- I don't think that guys are hot anymore unless they are at least 23 or 24... maybe a couple of 21 or 22 year olds (but they didn't look their age). I have been attracted to guys all the way up to 35 lately. What is going on with me??? Hell, the Kyleo is nearly 30. When I was younger I thought older guys looked... well... old. So I guess when I get 65-70 I will think old wrinkly guys are hot? Probably not, but it makes ya wonder.

I am starting to do things like decorate my house and buy suits. I even though about getting a minivan (but ended up deciding on a Nissan Armada). I don't even think about going to the club anymore. Now parties are my friends coming over and hanging out while we drink a few... no more drinking games or running naked through the yard. What is really going on?

The thing is that I still feel like I could be pretty cool if I wanted to. I still have a lot of friends that are young (I guess I have to working in a call center where all of the agents are fresh out of high school or in their early twenties). I don't really miss it, which is what is really sad. I have my stories and don't have any desire to go out and party any more. Now I just like spending time with the family and doing things with my friends. I do a lot with the kids and their activities, too.

Tomorrow I will wake up and be 35 and there will be no looking back on the 20's and wishing I had spent more time being young instead of trying to grow up so fast.

Heartburn

I thought that heartburn was what it says it is... something that feels like your heart is burning. Today I found out that it is actually when you have this feeling that crap is in your throat and you keep burping and feel like maybe if you just go throw up you will feel better, although you are not naseous. It is like when you fill something up past the "fill" line and can't get rid of the extra.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Where will you be in 5 years?

5 years ago my answer would have been a lot different.

Promise?

I will buy you a garden
where your flowers can bloom
I will buy you a new car
perfect shiny and new
I will buy you a new house
way up in the west hills
I will buy you a new life
Yes I will

Friday, September 09, 2005

Table Rock

HOLY SHIT IT IS COLD UP HERE!!!!!!!

WAIT, TAKE A PICTURE OF ME IN FRONT OF THE CROSS!

Do you think we will die if we roll off the mountain here?

What about here?

Maybe if the car doesn't roll... then do you think we would still die?

Oregon

Annie-"Let's go to Oregon... it isn't that far"
Me-"Now? Okay"
Annie-"Look at those browntains"
Me-" What do you think those horses are eating?"
Annie-"Dirt"

.......

Me-"Hey, take a picture of that sign"
Annie-"Okay I think I got it"... It is this next exit
Me-"What is here?"
Annie-"Nothing I guess, let's go to that gas station"

.......

Annie-" Do you guys let people buy lottery tickets on debit cards?"
Store Clerk-"Nope"
Me-"I will get us some scratch-off's"

We didn't win

Annie-"I guess let's go back"

Sand Dunes

Me- "I think they are in Mountain Home... only about 30 minutes away"
Annie-"Okay"
Me-"I have to pee"
Annie-"There is a coyote"
Me-"You sure it isn't a wolf or hungry dog?"
Annie-"Nope, it is for sure a coyote..."
Me-"I really have to pee now"
Annie-"I wonder if there is a casino around here"
Me-"Damn there is nothing but desert... shouldn't we be seeing the sand dunes by now?"

...........

Me-"Here is the exit"
Annie-"Look, there is a gas station"
Me-"Let's ask how we get to the sand dunes"
Annie-"I am going to get some postcards"
Me-"Hey, look, a jackalope I wonder if we will see one"
Annie-"Those aren't real dumbass"
Store Guy-"You really think those are real?"
Me-"The postcard says they are" ..."Hey, how do we get to the sand dunes, are they far from here?"
Store Guy-"Ahhhhmmm.... about another hour out"
Us-"Well, hell"... "Okay, thanks."

Idaho City

Lil's Bar and about 15 locals. A dog who takes their tips to the bartender, but knows the tourists. He took our dollar to somewhere in the yard to hide in his own personal stash.

Note- The cop drives a brown SUV of some sort (I think it is a Bronco). Forest fires don't really look that cool... just a lot of smoke is about it.

Mitten Hands

I love you baby.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Aimee and Kaila

Happy birthday to you,
You live in a zoo (mom's house),
You look like a monkey,
And you smell like one too...

Sept.3 & 4

Disappointed.

This past weekend, despite having to spend $200 in gas to get there, I went up to Nashville. It was my sister's birthday and I hadn't seen my "friends" in a long time. First, I spent some time with my family. Then Saturday night, me, my sis, her bf, and the Kyleo all went downtown to Grahams... yes it has been a WHILE since I have been there, but nothing has changed (except maybe I feel a little older in the crowd). Anyway, we waited around for people to come... my sis was sure that they would at first since she makes it a point to go to their get-togethers and parties and such. Anyway, to make a long story short, we had a blast, but no one ever showed up. (Sorry I couldn't hang out w/ you and the crew, LB... we would have had fun on the pontoon boat)

Sunday I was without a car since the Kyleo had to go back home. I didn't hear from anyone. I thought maybe someone would call or come by, but no one did. It just goes to show you what a real friend is. Sorry, Em and everyone else, but that's the way I feel. I guess maybe I should have made a point to drive out to PV, but ya'll were supposedly leaving early to go to Silverados (which I guess you were going to dinner for Amanda and Mike?) Anyway... Really, I mostly felt sorry for my sister. It was her birthday and I wanted it to be special, but hey, you just can't make someone do something they don't want to do. I think we had fun anyway... everyone was drunk as hell (except me of course). My sis had way too much tequilia and we ended up stopping at Krystal and buying a 24 pack (which, keep in mind only about 10 of them were eaten). Aimee- don't forget they are still in your fridge...

This morning I got up at 0'dark-30 to get on a plane to Idaho. I am here now. It is beautiful... lots of mountains and the weather is so pretty, but it seems quiet so far. Not like the cities I am used to. Annie should be getting in shortly so I have to go get her at the airport. Hopefully I can keep my nausea at a minimum tonight so we can go get some dinner and stuff (I am not feeling too good today). I am a little nervous about training this week, but I will just pray a lot tomorrow morning and everything will be okay I am sure. We are probably going to go to some hot springs this week (one named after a dear friend of mine) and do some sightseeing (there are real sand dunes here and mountains with birds of prey).

Sunday, August 28, 2005

More than just potatoes in IDAHO

... in about a week there will be a Sareo in Idaho. This week will probably go by pretty fast. I have a lot of training to do at work this week and I took Friday off... YAY! Going to head to Nashville on Thursday night, although I won't actually be there until Friday really. Staying the night in Tullahoma Thursday. Don't really have any plans for the weekend... I guess we will just wing it. I do know that I need to do something with my sister for her birthday... that is if she doesn't go to Atl. with her boyfriend.

I am hoping that I will start feeling better. I still feel like total muckie muck right now and I don't think I will ever get better. I have found that codeine cough medicine is the only thing that makes me feel better and I can't take that at work (damnit). As a matter of fact, I am starting to feel pretty drowsy right now and think I might go take a nap.

Anyhow, I am supposed to fly out to Boise, ID on Monday to train some people out there for 4 days. I don't really know what there is to do in Idaho, but I have to find something. I will be there for nearly 6 hours on Monday until AK gets there (I am flying out from Nash, but she is leaving from Atl).

*REMOVED FOR JOB SECURITY*

BTW- My flight leaves at 8am, Em

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Awwee... look, isn't she pretty getting her hair did? Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005

A.L.M.

Okay, I am about to get in some big trouble at work for this, but my sister is going to have a hissy fit if I don't get on here and talk about her... how much I LOVE her and that she is so special.

Here are a few things about me and my sister-
  • Shooting florescent light bulbs in the back yard with a bee-bee gun
  • Climbing the waterfall
  • Going swimming in the creek when it is 10 degrees outside (and that one time with the leech- AHHHHH!)
  • Trying to swim in Tullahoma at the lake without stepping in the duck poop
  • Cutting the cord (ewwee gooey)
  • Breaking everything in momma's house and gluing it back together with super glue
  • Stealing the car at the church camp and driving all around AC
  • Making her always do everything because she was the brave one
  • "I love what you do for me, Joey McItyre" "I love what you do for me Jordan Knight" (Oh, and the Christmas CD)
  • Beating up Crystal in the backyard... because we really didn't want her to play basketball with us
  • Backyard olympics...
  • "You can't eat anything, we are on a DIET." (in a whisper...) "hello, room service? yes, I need to order the biggest breakfast you have... yes, thank you"
  • Fighting over the boy at the first tye dye party... and the boy in Texas... and Matt Sheinfeld (what the hell were we thinking?)
  • "Aimee, there is a girl in my bed and that girl you don't like is in Christian's bed at the house" ... Aimee says, "Let's go"
  • Beating up the girl at the basketball game
  • Beating up the girl at the Pinnacle
  • Beating up Marshall
  • Beating up that other guy who you thought called you "fat"
  • Beating up Terry
  • Beating up Daren
  • Beating up me... psyche! You never beat me up... hahahahaha
  • When we first moved to AC, the old house across the river, pretending to pass out over beside the wildlife reserve so we could get that boy's attention (I can't even remember his name now... had red hair?)
  • Playing over at Sylvia's old old house and you and me always had to share Amos as a boyfriend... (Really, WHAT were we thinking???)
  • I don't know if you remember this one, but cooking that egg that we found out in that guy's yard on some hot plate thing in his attic (it was momma's old boyfriend, I think)
  • Having to go next door and use the phone jack on the side of that woman's house when we lived in Manchester
  • The ghost in the attic at the house on Valley View (and all the wasps that would always fly right outside your window
  • Skating in the basement at the house on Valley View and playing Donkey Kong at the store at the top of the hill
  • Convincing you to give Tiffany your good seat at the Boys II Men concert and then they threw you the tshirt at the end... I was SO jealous! And then you gave it to me. I swore I would be buried with it, but I have no idea where it is now.
  • Jumping the fence at the camp behind momma's house and going swimming
  • Eating those little tuna fish meals and honey buns our first trip to Gatlinburg... and tubing
  • Getting you to talk that guy into buying cigarettes in Florida when we were kids and smoking in the room... then blaming it on you ... and momma believed it... and you took the blame... and then she found the cigarettes and soaked them... and then we tried to dry them out on the air conditioner.
  • Breaking into Marineland to see the dolphins
  • Buying me the names book when I found out I was pregnant with Christian
  • Aimee, don't roll on the top bunk, you will fall off... Aimee- "I will be okay"....... CRASH
You see, I do love you and you have always been a great sister. Especially when we were younger, you used to do anything for me even though I usually treated you like crap. I know you always get down on yourself and feel like no one cares, but you are wrong. So, I hope all these memories made you smile today and I will see you for your birthday next weekend. I will be there sometime on Friday, but I have to leave Monday to go to Boise, Idaho for work... fun stuff.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Hottie

Kyleo says... in French "H-O-T-T-E-Mark"
Sareo says... in England "H-O-T-E-A"
... in Thailand "H-O-T-I"
... in Texas "H-A-W-T-E-E-E-E"
... in Hollywood "V-i-n-c-e V-a-u-g-h-n"
... in Columbus "B-a-r-b-e-c-u-e"

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

So Very Sick

I have been sick since Saturday with some kind of flu thing. I am pretty sure I got it in the movie theater Saturday night. Kyleo, Jeffie Poo, Anna Banana, and I all went to see Skeleton Key. It was pretty good... very suspenseful (sp?) . Then my sinuses started getting a little sore about half-way through. Sunday I was feeling kind of crappy, but me, the Kyleo, and Chris all went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That night I REALLY started getting sick. Then yesterday I thought I was going to DIE. My nose is running like a water fountain (it is so gross) and I keep hacking and sneezing. I can't breathe and can't sleep. It sucks BAD.

Right now I am on a regimen of Tylenol, Sudafed, Robitussin, Vitamin C cough drops, and water. Oh, and some Vicks Vapor Rub. I still feel like crap, just doped up. The worst part about it is that I am leaving for Holland on Saturday for work and I don't even know what I am teaching. I don't have the energy to go to work and get my laptop, so I can't even work from home... all I can do is check my email. And, I can't sleep because I can't breathe and I have been nauseous from all of the medicine I am taking. I just want someone to take me to the hospital, put me on an IV, and knock me out... oh, and put some really warm blankets on me.

Friday, August 12, 2005

LONG Week

Mostly just busy with work stuff... borrriiinnngggg... I did start working out this week. I have been running every day and I joined the YMCA right down the road from me. I am going to get in shape before I go to Florida next month YAY!

Tonight plans are to do the fondue thing with some friends. The Kyleo just bought a TON of food and wine, yummy! He even got me some hommus (sp?) and flat bread... I am gonna tear it up!

Nothing planned for the rest of the weekend, unless it quits raining so I can go get some sun in my pool. I may go shopping tomorrow or do some Pilates in the morning.