Sunday, December 31, 2006
We'll talk more next year, ok?
Be safe and careful out there tonight, everyone.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
This walk was bittersweet. Viggo's last stroll with us. Today, he is on a train, Ontario bound. He and his moms are heading home. This is the last photo of the whole gang...our little fur baby play pals. There is an empty seat in my car now.
Friday, December 15, 2006
She is all porcelain. She has drain trays built right in on both sides, sloping gently back to the double sinks. I can wash my dishes and put them in the dish drainer soapy and rinse them all there and all the water goes right back into the sink. We love her. She was the deal sealer on this house...for real. A real beauty in this modern world. And no, I do not have a name for her yet. Even after all this time.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
So now I HAVE to change to beta because I cannot comment on any beta sights? Blogger, you suck.
I would have been perfectly content to remain as I am. I don't mind changing if it is my idea but the sheer fact that you are FORCING me to really pisses me off and I simply don't have time right now though I want to comment on some sites!!!! By the time I can get around to changing, my comments will be untimely and lame....
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
How could I possibly overlook Edward Norton?!?!? How do I stop????
By the way...I did have a boyfriend who looked a bit like Robin Williams (same total lack of lips, yet a thoroughly expressive mouth and that high forehead and the same nose)though I do not have a crush on Robin Williams...you know, just cuz he was in the photo, too, do I even bring it up. Wink.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Get over it!!!!
You know what I like on a crappy holiday season night? Roadblocks. I do. I totally admit it. They make my whole week. I feel no guilt over my cattiness on Roadblock Night.
My neighbours, too, I guess. They were out on their porch watching the happenings, smoking and drinking beer. What a show. At least they didn't haul out the camera, eh?
Actually, at least they didn't DRINK AND DRIVE!!!! Hey folks, this town isn't that big. No cab fare will run you more than $10. Your mom WILL come pick you up. There are free rides for the holidays from more than one charity organization. Take advantage. Use it.
Save some lives. Save some money. Save some face. Don't drink and drive. Just don't do it. It's not worth it, any way you look at it.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
It occurred to me that I had not shared the first Art Share from Cara. It was not as public as ArtShare MeMe. Michael sent some art her way and she sent some our way and we are blessed to have this beauty hanging in our house now. Isn't she gorgeous? Disregard the glare of the flash. It has been gloomy, rainy and overcast the past few days and natural light is a bitch. That's a gal after my own thighs, er, heart. I adore her.
And Merry Christmas( a wee bit early) to myself. A new tattoo(that's a weird photo of my wrist), a little bit cutesy compared to my regular fare, but I love this "vintage" Snoopy, circa 1956. Does anyone recognize this little guy as the original? My first hound love. Followed by Dan and Ann from "Where the Red Fern Grows" . This was the beginning of hound dogs in my life. It's kind of like looking at the first Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie."
Well, folks, it's late and I have had a beer or three so I am going to sign off tonight. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be talking to you again soon.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
So I went to work for the Air Force Base instead, working for the Before and After School Program...dream come true, right? Lots of outdoor activities(in Hawaii), beach trips(in Hawaii), field trips(in Hawaii). Can anyone say MILITARY BRATS?!? Oh yeah...they are not a myth. I actually had to have an FBI background check for that job and a psychological evaluation. They should give you those when you LEAVE!!!!!! But look at the perks....
This is where I lived. After Hawaii, we moved to Oregon. Not my dream. I was working full time plus so that my then soon-to-be-ex-husband could go to college. I worked a job I hated so long that I learned to love it. I did home care and vocational training for people with physical and mental disabilities. I did it for a long time. I ALSO worked in a group home for assaultive, autistic adults. I worked that job until I could not stand the thought of one more scar on my body. Really. Literally. Truly. Hard work, punishing work. And for me? Not that rewarding. Post traumatic stress. Anxiety disorder. Nightmares. Disillusion. And then? When it was supposed to be my turn? Divorce. Don't feel sorry for me. I don't. I don't even like the guy anymore. In fact, I don't even think about him anymore. This is the first time he has entered my head in a very long time. So I left Oregon and ended up working here... in Colorado. It saved my mind. Here, I found out what I was all about...and that is a blessing. I worked at the Mesa Verde National Park(not defunct), doing the accounting and working front desk. I explored the Four Corners area every moment I was off work. I learned to fly fish. Learned to hike for miles. Learned what touching the face of god feels like. I learned what the colour blue is. I learned what it meant to breathe deeply and JUST BE. And I liked it. A lot. But, I still hated accounting.
And then? It was time to move on, I guess. Not knowing what I was doing, I hit the road and found myself here. At first I worked the hotels again...doing accounting. And? Still effing hated accounting. So, I took a job at Yummies, because I LOVE coffee. But guess what? I got to be the manager and had to do what?!? Yippur. Accounting. And, by the way? After I left? Every business owned by these people? Defunct. Although Yummies was revived by new investors.
But still...it paid my rent and I got to live here...and here is where I met Michael...I will forever love this place, in spite of multiple hurricane evacuations and tropical storms, heat so hot I blistered my feet on the sand and(some) employers so bad that I walked around with my two weeks notice in my back pocket forever. Here, I met true love.
Since leaving Texas, I have served more coffee and once, for a two week stint, went back to work for those lawyers in Washington while home visiting....they were between trained secretaries and needed someone who could write nasty, lawyerly letters without overstepping any boundaries. I have day laboured in Vancouver and here in Nanaimo...I have done accounting(still hate it) for cash and tattoos....I have painted and done renovations to three houses now for pay and one for love, ours...I walk dogs for beer. Really.
This is my work get-up. You've seen it before. And, really, that is about it. Not too weird, eh? Maybe walking dogs for beer is weird, eh? But not really.
And I tag Cara, again. Na na.