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desk time together

I think we were eating pizza.  Though I’m not sure about it.  Hanging out at the desk in Rodes.  Erin is behind the desk, Jon and I are sitting on it.  This might be from the training week there.  All I know is the days I was an RA was some of the best and worst of my life.  I miss these two so much and wish them all the best.  Jon just got married, Erin just had her baby girl.  I’m so happy for them.  I know it’s been a long time since we saw each other, and talked.  But I still consider them some of my best friend.

Circa 2005.

Uplifting Wednesday




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Thoughtful Tuesday

So, Elance has me on standby, so I got thoughtful and deep:



After JRay pointed out on Facebook that it was ten years ago that we were starting out as freshman in college, I had to take a moment. I wasn’t so happy that she pointed it out, thinking–my God, has it been that long?  Really.  I know it was, but wow.  I feel old.–The truth is I’m glad she pointed it out.

Ten years ago. I was a different person, I was younger, less weathered and so stupid about so many things.

As a freshman walking onto a campus I’d only visited a few times, I was a mess inside.  Nervous, scared, unsure, panicked, blinded by myself made plans that I couldn’t see the forest for the tree.  I had the idea of what I was, who I was going to be and how it would all go.

From that first day on campus, I met four wonderful ladies that I still consider my best friends in the world although I don’t speak with them daily.  They are very precious to me.  The relationships I had in college with these girls and my other friends are just so special, I think about certain people daily, and others often.  I just am so excited to see their updates and their good news about marriages, life, babies, jobs, and even the little things like pay raises.  I’m just so happy for them.  I loved the people I met in school.  Both times around.

I have learned so much since that first day.  I have learned so much about myself. I really have changed.  Since then I’ve gained a new last name, a husband, three or four dogs (Phil and I are in debate about number four), three kids, a mortgage, wider hips, and about a dozen other things in the physical world.


But I have also learned that people will come and go, and you will take care of the relationships that mean the most. That plans are great to have a general idea of where you are going, but Harry Potter says it best: you plan, you go and then it all breaks loose.  Yes paraphrasing right there.  But you got the point.  That things will change just to change again.  That no matter how hard I try, I’ll never get the laundry done in a day and that sitting in the basket for a week is not a sin.


There is just so much I could get deep on.  The simple truth is that ten years, change a person and it’s on that person how it change you.  I hope in the decade since the first day, I’ve learned to be better.  Wiser.  Smarter.  Clearer.  Flexible.


Even if I’m not a better person I am a different person, and I hope that is okay.  I think this is it for my rambling today.  That is all.



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kbd bowling techniques 101


Katie Jo’s Birthday Bowling Party  April 2006.

I have no idea what was going on, but I know this night was fun-filled and greatness.  I love and miss you so much Katie and I hope life is treating you kind.  Miss you so much darlin.

No energy. So I’m posting this.

Today has been one of those days, where I have been productive enough to feel good and mark things off of my to-do list, but not so good that my list is finished and I’m okay to do nothing.  But I’ve lost my energy, focus and willpower to keep going on with the list.   I started the day off good.  Three Annie articles on Elance.  Unloaded, reloaded and ran the dishwasher.  Did two loads of laundry.  But after lunch I sat down to do my Rebecca articles on Elance and I just felt drained.  I ended up curling on the couch.

Right now I’m drinking Coke and trying to reboot. But for the last hour or so, I’ve just been laying on the couch, reading.  I’m on page 122 of Insurgent.   Randy walked around the living room messing with the scattered toys, while Lucas sat in the swing and watched Peg + Cat.  Both boys need naps and they are fighting their sleep tooth and nail.  If by some miracle they both fall asleep at the same time, I’m going to fall into bed.  I’ve had a rough few nights as far as sleep.   Part of it is my fault.  I’ve been procrastinating on my Rebecca articles, because I have more lead way as far as when they must be turned in, but then I have like two hours to write five articles so I end up sitting up till midnight finishing them.  I’ve done this the past two nights.

Monday night though as soon as I laid down, with an almost asleep Lucas, Randy started crying and was up till 2. Then Tuesday I had to be up with Haylie at 6:30 am.  No sleep for the mommy, not good sleep anyway.  Then Tuesday night, thanks to the wonderfully loud thunderstorm that I would have loved to sleep through, I had both Lucas and Haylie in the bed.  Getting up this morning was really hard.   And like I said, I started off strong, the mentality of I’m going to rule the world.  But now three in the afternoon, I’m just dragging.


Hopefully the boys will stay in their quiet behavior, because if they get riled up, then I’m going to be in trouble.  Lucas is watching Cat in the Hat now.  I don’t encourage him watching TV but I encourage sitting quietly today.  So happy he’s doing that.   He is too, because every time I look at him, he says, “I’m happy.”   And let me tell you, hearing his sweet little voice say I’m happy is a blessing.


I’m really hoping that doing this blog post and random word vomit will get my brain working again, no matter how tired my body is.  Because sitting at the desk and typing isn’t hard as long as my brain is working.  I have five due. I want to get three done today and the rest tomorrow. But it would be nice to get them all done today, since this is the editor that pays more per article.

I really don’t know how some people accomplish all they do.  Because on days like this I just want to sleep.  But again, trying to distract from the need and desire to sleep.  I’ve been really working on my time management trying to get all the things I want to do accomplished.  I think once this post is done, I’ll work on the two AOS blog post I’ve been wanting to get up.  There was new casting information that went out yesterday.  I swear if there was three of me, I still wouldn’t get to do all I want to do.  But that is a whole other story/wish/complaint.


So that has been my day today.  I hope I’ve successfully rebooted my brain, and I can get back to work and be done so my evening can be spent watching TV and relaxing, like it should be.


For now.

That is all.



UPDATE:  While sitting outside after getting Haylie off the bus, Rufus got loose and while trying to get him on a need led the sky opened up and I got soaked.  I’m awake now.  



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