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Seminole, Texas, United States
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, May 25


Greeny tagged Lorraine who tagged Sling who tagged Gina who tagged me. Now I am supposed to write 7 things about myself that people would be surprised/interested/entertained to know about me.

1. I'm not very compassionate with sick people. I know, I know. It's terrible but my patience completely flies out the window when someone starts in on their moaning and groaning. But on a positive note, I have noticed that my compassion is usually lacking when there is a significant amount of dramatics and not so much actual illness.

2. I'm very prudish. As in modest. And I think I have every right to make snarky comments about females who show no public modesty whatsoever. I don't care if she has 6pack abs or is a trim little size 4 - COVER YOURSELF!!!

3. I LOVE to sing. And trust me, you don't want to hear it. Why oh why was I destined to not have a single melodious bone in my body? So I save my singing (and dancing) for closed bathrooms and the soundproofness of my vehicle. You're welcome.

4. I think I was supposed to be blonde. Because sometimes my blonde moments are just too obvious to ignore. But my dark tresses keep me legitimately intelligent. har har har

5. I HATE REALITY TV SHOWS!! What happened to the good ole days of 75 different sitcoms a week, or even "Flamingo Road" for cripes sake? Oh Aaron Spelling - we are so doomed without you.

6. I can't whistle. I do a little "roo roo" thing that luckily works well enough for the horses to come down to the pen to get fed but if anyone ever really whistles at them, they are going to be like, "What the frak was that? And where is Mom - she's late with her roo roo for food."

7. I get all teary at a fishing commercial. There's this one "Take Me Fishing" commercial that they are running right now that has little kids saying, "Take me fishing . . . because our boat is better than any video game." And "Take me fishing . . . because we will always have something in common." But the one that gets me is the little girl who says, "Take me fishing . . . because my wedding day will be here sooner than you think." geez, where's my tissue?!!??

Now I am tagging Brooke, Wyatt, and Liz.

Where You At?

Well, here I am again with another spastic posting. This is really bothering me that I can't come out here and post regularly, much less catch up on all my blog reading. Maybe this job will slow down a bit to a more controllable level of sanity. Hopefully.

There are so many things going on that I want to post about, that I have definite opinions on, that I want to comment on. But things are moving so fast that I barely put together a cohesive thought about anything before the next issue pops up.

At this very minute my main concerning thought is that my cell phone blows because I can't get any decent ringtones for it. New phone by the end of the day, I'm telling ya. And the first thing I'm going to do when I get it is download the PussyCat Dolls "Buttons" ringtone.

It's all about perspective, right?

You are all in my thoughts pretty regular - hope all is well with everyone.

Wednesday, May 9

Happy Mother's Day!!

A very dear friend sent this to me after spending the weekend with us at a local rodeo. She got to experience my 3 year old son first-hand so when she sent it to me she noted, "I simply could not get the Bear out of my mind when I first read this!! Hope this hasn't happened to you and that you have wonderful Mother's Day with that entertaining little man!!"

For all you moms out there! Happy Mother's Day!

At the time of this story we had this great 10-year old cat named Jack. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.

Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES it. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around to try to get ready for church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys were fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I was trying to nurse my little one at the same time I was putting on my make-up. Everything was a mess and everyone had long forgotten that it was supposed to be a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally had the older one and the baby loaded in the car, and I was looking for Eli. I had searched everywhere, and I finally rounded the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped."

Now if you have a cat, you know that he was right--their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.

And the only question really to ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind -- or the hundredth.

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever, because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.


Crikey! Has it really been almost three weeks since I last posted? Totally not acceptable. Seriously. This new job is interfering with my Blogger time and that just ain't gonna work no mo'.

The new job is going really great. I had a couple of bumpy first weeks and I think it was more from the company's tremendous growth that I came in on more than a lack of ability on my part. It wasn't until my third week that I (and even my boss) had a clear comprehension of what my job duties and responsibilities would be. And even now into my sixth week, my job description is still evolving. But that is a good thing.

And since the new job is not with the CIA, I can tell you a little bit about it. I am the new (not improved, just new) Human Resources Administrator for a local land services company. We have two offices in Texas with the Mason office being the headquarters. We are in the early planning stages for our third office. Now, you might be saying, "Who knew surveying was such a boomin' bidness?" Well, hey. I had no idea either. But we do more than that - we are also into the geophysical-engineering part of land services also. One of our biggest clients is an energy corporation.

With that being said, my duties include advertising and hiring needed personnel for both offices (no small feat since our second office is four hours away). I also take care of the multiple administrative type issues. We are needing significant interior construction for additional offices and conference rooms and the such so I will be working with contractors to get bids and eventually get the work done. We are planning a big "appreciation" event for our biggest client in June so I am knee deep in party planning - WHICH I LOVE, by the way! I am - without the designated title - the right hand person to our Operations Director so she keeps me very busy with all the various and sundry minute detail work of actually running the day to day operations of the business. In between all that I field phone call after phone call responses to the numerous newspaper and internet employment ads we have posted to fill personnel needs. And each phone call generates some type of task on my part whether it is sending an application via email, postal mail or fax. One of my top priorities is entering daily billable time from our researchers, draftsman, and field crews which in turn generates invoices to the clients. And I haven't even told you about the multiple spreadsheet reports I keep updated on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis.

But still. I need to make time for Blogging, mustn't I?

I hope all is well with everyone. I extend my sincerest apologies for my lack of interaction in our wonderful little Blogging community. I am hopeful that once I get my daily duties into a less chaotic rhythm I will be able to be more participatory again with you all. I have an overwhelming amount of Blogs to catch up on!!