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What a weekend...

Friday was a lot of fun! We celebrated Christine's birthday - which was a lot of fun! (The rest of the pics are in my albums) Saturday morning was hard, but I managed to get up early, drive to Humble to meet my daddy and then we drove to Broaddus. We had a good weekend. There was family in and I got to see my two brothers...and my aunt and uncle's new house! I've seen all the stages, but hadn't seen it since they had moved in! In two weeks they are having an open house so I thought I would save pictures until then! Saturday evening Hailey, Steve, Mark, and I ate out on the deck, took a picture of a huge wasp nest, and then went for a late night four-wheeler ride...out by the lake then through the pasture! It was actually chilly...I soon turned over the driving to Mark so that I could use him as a blocker for the wind and try to stay warm!! I am anxious for the weather to really change!! Sunday we went to church and got to see a lot of familiar faces that I gre…

What a wonderful morning...

Last night some friends came over to watch the NBC Premiers and we had a really great time...but after they left I started feeling a bit down. No real reason in particular...just down. And that is pretty much how I went to bed feeling. I was up and down during the night raiding the fridge for water, but when I finally fell into a good sleep I had some pretty good dreams last night. Then this morning, I woke up early, however, a bit disappointed that I didn't get to finish my dreams, but feeling better nonetheless...showered, dressed, and headed out the door to a glorious morning!!! I could actually see my breath while walking to my truck this morning!!! It was the greatest thing!!!! I am so ready for winter and while I know it isn't going to be time to put all the jackets and sweaters for many weeks...okay, okay, months...it was great to be able to see that this morning!!!!!! Mornings: 66 degrees... Afternoons: 90 degrees... Don't you just love that Houston weather!!! :)

My useless blob...

Oww my aching head...

I was up past midnight last night doing laundry...I'm sleepy...I rushed out the door with partially wet hair to make it into an 8 o'clock meeting...and I can't seem to get my coffee strong enough this morning... AND I CAN'T GET MY ENGINEERS TO REQUEST THE AFES THAT I NEED THIS MORNING!!!!!!! Any questions???

My SugarBear...

I posted more pictures of Chinook today!!! He is so precious!!! And I finally put up a few pictures of my mess!! These are just some of the pictures from the day I moved into the new apartment! (If you look closely, you'll spy Dennon in the background!!) And one more!! Thursday some of the girls from work are come over to watch the NBC premiers: FRIENDS & Will & Grace so I will take some more pics now that everything is put together and post those, too! Oh...and I finally submitted my pics over at Christine'sPicture Yourself - I just did it today, so I'm sure check back for my pictures later!!!! Blogspot has been down today...as I am sure you know if you tried to come visit earlier!! But if you were persistent and came back to say hello THANKS!!! **SMACK** I appreciate it!!!
The weekend was good...Friday and Saturday was spent with friends (old and new), Sunday was spent with my parents. Friday I bought a new book and Sunday read the whole thing to mother Sunday while I was there with her! She enjoyed it and so did I! Next weekend is going to be exhausting, though...I am trying to get myself prepared. Friday is the normal group get-together, but this Friday I believe we are also going to celebrate Christine's birthday, Saturday Robert is moving so I want to help him and that afternoon I have plans to be with another friend for her birthday and also that day my entire family is going to be up in East Texas for a semi-reunion, which I am going to miss b/c of all these plans...so I am going to try to drive up Saturday night (hopefully it won't be too late or I won't be too tired) and spend Saturday night up there and most of the day on Sunday. Whew...I'm tired just thinking of it! I wish my family had informed me one week prior b/c I h…
Last night I bought a new movie, which turned out to be pretty good. I had heard mixed reviews about it from friends and co-workers who had seen it, but I really enjoyed it and was happy that I bought it!! I have always really liked Drew Barrymore anyway! Before watching the movie I didn't know that it was a true story, though - which made it that much better (I like to watch true stories as well...) - so anyway, bottom line it was good and I would say watch it sometime! Before that I had dinner with a friend at Pappasitos - well, more like margaritas and appetizers, but that turned out to be dinner for me!! But it was fun - so I had a good evening!!
Via Mike I have found a blog that I think I want to start following as well...The HomeLessGuy - I don't know if more out of curiosity, though, about his life or the way that others react to him! Through comments I have been reading I have also found two other sites that are pretty appalling, to be honest: HelpMeLeaveMyHusband & SaveKaren. These links came about b/c Kevin, the author of HomeLessGuy was addressing his PayPal button on his blog and whether or not it should be considered panhandling...others commented that no it wasn't and especially when compared to the previous two links. I absolutely CANNOT BELIEVE that anyone would have the guts to put their stupidity out there for the world to see and then ask perfect strangers to help bail them out. It is shocking...on the other hand, I also would not "donate" to Kevin either through his PayPal. I would make donations to legitimate organizations that I knew could help him out, but I wouldn't send money …
Yesterday after work my nephew, who is in town this week, and I drove down to meet my niece and her husband for dinner at Rice Village. We ate at a cajun correctly called Cajun Cafe!! It was good, I had a spicy bowl of gumbo!! Afterwards, my niece and her husband headed home early - they are still newlyweds - but Brad didn't want to go home...so we walked across the street for a drink at Mi Luna. I love the food here...this is where I had originally wanted to eat, but was out-voted!! So we came in and sat at the bar...I had a glass of wine and Brad had a couple of beers and we watched the entertainment, which I didn't even know Mi Luna had!! Apparently every Thursday night this group comes and for some reason this week they switched night, which was wonderful for me b/c I really enjoyed it!!! I now have a new mission...to plan a dinner at Mi Luna's for a Thursday night to watch the Flamenco dancers!!! Takers!?!?!?
"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. " - Anita Roddick, Founder of the Body Shop worldwide retail chain
Well, she has a name, Lilith Rhiannon Utz - this is my friend's baby girl that was born on my birthday!!!!! I just received this picture and hopefully (am sure there will be) more to follow! They just sent me this one with their webcam! Congratulations Nina and David!
Whew!! What a weekend!! Thanks everyone for making this weekend so much fun...I really did have a great time! There are always those b'day blues that come along every year and I am not immune, but otherwise I had a wonderful time - and got some great loot, too!!! I didn't take my camera along so as soon as everyone gets their pictures uploaded I will link to them. There were at least two cameras along on Friday and one on Saturday! Friday night I also learned something new about myself and about another friend. I learned that I am a lot sronger than I originally thought I was and that a friend isn't always who you think they are. I'm not going into details b/c it isn't important to anyone else. I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Nina!! She had her baby on my b'day!! She left me a comment saying that she had a good excuse for being late to wish me a happy b'day...b/c she was in labor! I think I'll have to give her that one!! This time!!! Congr…

Whew!! What a weekend!!

Thanks everyone for making this weekend so much fun...I really did have a great time! There are always those b'day blues that come along every year and I am not immune, but otherwise I had a wonderful time - and got some great loot, too!!! I didn't take my camera along so as soon as everyone gets their pictures uploaded I will link to them. There were at least two cameras along on Friday and one on Saturday!

Friday night I also learned something new about myself and about another friend. I learned that I am a lot sronger than I originally thought I was and that a friend isn't always who you think they are. I'm not going into details b/c it isn't important to anyone else.

I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Nina!! She had her baby on my b'day!! She left me a comment saying that she had a good excuse for being late to wish me a happy b'day...b/c she was in labor! I think I'll have to give her that one!! This time!!! Congratulations Nina and I can't …
Thanks Elaine for the Birthday Wishes!!! A friend sent this to me a long, long time ago and I thought it would be appropriate since today is my 25th Birthday: They call it the "Quarter-life Crisis." It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now. You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you do not realize is that they are realizing that too and are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you are. You look at your job. It is not even close to what you th…
Okay, I am going to be playing with colors - for links - in the next couple of days. Just to head off any questions that might arise!! Feedback is good...and welcomed, b/c I have no idea what I a going to settle on, except that I don't think I like the blue!!
I wasn't really planning on going to any of the tributes for 9-11 last night, but on of my co-workers called me around 5:45 last night at the office and said she was going to be going to the tribute at the pavilion. So I decided to go with her at the last minute. Sunday at church I had heard the preacher mention something about this, but hadn't really given it much thought. It was called One Voice, The Woodlands Remembers - basically it was a coming together of all the churhces in The Woodlands/North Houston area for a time of singing and tribute for 9-11. The key note speaker last night was Dr. Voddie T. Baucham, Jr., who was amazing! He only spoke for about twenty minutes, but I think I could have sat and listened to him for hours! He is truly a gifted speaker!!! There was an orchestra and choirs from all the churches, including the children's choirs, solos done by various singers, dramas performed, narratives, military personnel, and so on...and of course plenty of v…
We will all remember...
I am so tired!!! And I shouldn't be b/c I had such a relaxing evening...maybe that's the problem. It was too relaxing!! After work I went to the gym and then Jennifer and I tried out a new sushi restaurant. It wasn't bad except that our waitress stared at us and watched us eat our entire meal. Jeez!! The food was still delicious! Afterwards we went back to her place and picked up her bathing suit and her dog b/c we had decided to try out the pool and jacuzzi and my apartment complex, which turned out to be the best idea we have had in a while! My muscles were aching from my Monday work-out so I was ready to sink into that hot water!! We came back to my apartment and made sure that our dogs would get along - later I realized that Chinook was very jealous! I picked him up once and had to literally peel him off me!!! So, we got changed, each grabbed a couple of bud lights and a towel and headed downstairs. The jacuzzi was so wonderful...and soon we had company. One of my …
YAY!!! I have my new title bar up and running now!!! I am me again!! Now, with the exception of just a couple more little quirks here and there I should be completely done very soon. I didn't get a chance to work on it this weekend - but this week I'll get some more work done! Speaking of this weekend, it was a very good one!! Friday night was pool where I was finally able to meet Mandy (who is real - long story) and from there we went to Mikado for sushi and then to Brasils for coffee and conversation!! Both of which were equally strong - and interesting!! From there some went back to CJ and Susan's for a movie, but I headed back to the northside for sleep... Saturday I was grounded...waiting ALL DAY on the cable guy to show up, which he finally did around 4. After he left I decided it was time to get out of the apartment and I went across to the mall for a while and bought some jeans and a movie for my dad. Saturday night I met up with Sean and Alice and Johnny an…
Yeah...the title bar is still wrong, but I'm working on that. The person I received the graphics from hasn't sent the customized title bar yet...patience!!!
Well, things look a little more normal around here...but there is quite a bit of tweaking still to be done...maybe over the weekend it'll all get ironed out. The rain is starting to come in and now I'm started to think it isn't such a bad thing that I'm grounded on Saturday - cable guy is coming sometime between 9 and 6 so basically he could come at any time during the day. Yeah, thanks for making my life easy!! But, Ashley is coming to town this weekend and I might keep little Parker on Saturday and if I do that then I really don't need to be running all over Houston any way!!! :D
Okay...you're going to have to deal with this for a while...I started working on a new template while at work (first mistake) and it is a hard one (second mistake) so therefore, it is going to be in chaos for a while!!! Deal with it!!
Soon I will have the time to update about my exhausting weekend!! If you read the blogs of any of my friends you will know that I moved this weekend and thus am very tired...I am now about five minutes from work and was almost late coming in b/c I couldn't get out of bed this morning. I have before and after pics to post as well... As far as everything else goes...work is still keeping me so very busy and will continue to do so, at least until September's business closes so things will continue to be a bit sparse around here in the way of posts!!