Monday, July 31, 2006

Air Hockey Leaves My Arm Sore

Friday night was I guess, date night? Trey and I went to Mr. Gattis and bought 20 dollars worth of tokens. We hit-up the air hockey table and played about 8 games. The next morning I woke up sore. To tell you the truth my right arm is still in pain.

Saturday we managed to meet up with a couple we hadn't seen in about a month, Linda & Steve Eilers. We went to dinner and watched You me & Dupree. It's a pretty good movie, but I know Trey didn't like it. He's super picky about movies, Yes this is from the guy that loves movies like, the whole nine yards, Friday, Little Nicky, and has at least six seasons of South Park. Speaking of movies, I just finished reading the Book Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foe. Last year it was released by Warner Bros. Independent Films and I can't wait to watch it on DVD. I told Trey he's more than welcomed to join me when I watch the movie, but I have a feeling he's not going to like it. I guess we'll see.

Sunday was amazing! I don't know if someone talked to pastor Steve about me, but I'm telling you he was talking directly to me. Even Trey said, "wow, this sermon is for you," my eyes were getting a little wet and I agreed.

The week ahead should be an interesting one. Today I will hear if I get a job, I applied for.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's been a few days

It's been a few days since I've posted. I haven't been too busy, just the usual. Last weekend Trey and I were suppose to go camping. I had the whole trip planned with reservations at the campsite and everything. The day before we were suppose to leave Trey came home and said he feel down while he was working and needed to ice his leg. We talked it over and decided we wouldn't go camping because the main activity we had planned was bike riding. We scratched that and at the last minute made plans to go to South Lake to visit our Uncle Jerry and Aunt Karen. We made it a day trip and went swimming in their swimming pool and lounged in the jacuzzi. It was so relaxing and much better than camping. After we swam for a while we cleaned up and went shopping.

Trey found the official Dallas cowboys store and drooled on everything. He was like a baby in a candy store. We walked out of the store with a T. Owens jersey. He doesn't even like T.O., or at least he didn't when he played for Philadelphia . Yes, I know it's that time of the year...Football season. It's coming, it's right around the corner. I might as well kiss Trey goodbye for a few months.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Trey and I had a fight and I found a wonderful solution

My husband says I'm not much of a morning person, wow, I should record him waking up in the morning.

So the story begins, yesterday morning I woke-up first and turned on the main light switch. Trey is still asleep in bed, but once he realizes I have the light on he freaks out and starts yelling..."TURN OFF THE LIGHT!" What am I suppose to do get ready in the dark, could you imagine what my make-up would look like?

I was a little mad as I left the house, but Trey eventually called me at work and asked me if I was ready to apologize. I'm telling you that boy has nerves. Despite the whole ordeal, I found an easy solution. That evening I went to bed bath and beyond and purchased a sleeping mask for him.

We went out to eat last night and as we were sitting there I told him to close his eyes. I pulled out the mask and put it on him. He really liked it and he truly appreciated the gift.

So, this morning I had to come to work and I got out of bed around 5 am (I know it's ridiculous). Right before I left I looked over at Trey and he had the sleeping mask over his eyes. God, I love him and all is forgiven!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Scooting About Town

Rolling over a thousand miles the scooter is going strong. When I first got it the sticker claimed it got 75 miles to the gallon, but when I started riding it, I was only getting 70. I read online and found many owners claiming it took their scooters a while before they were getting 75 miles to the gallon and some of them even said they were getting 80. Now that I've broken the engine-in, I'm now getting 80 miles to the gallon too.

I ride it to and from work and it gets me from point a to point b. I would say I fill-up at least once a week and last time I was on empty I paid about $2.70. That's it! Can you believe it? Sometimes I feel silly, but then I think to myself "You don't look retarded, you look smart (and cute)." I get a lot of smiles and waves, especially from old men. I'm not too flattered, because most of the time it creeps me out.

It was super scary when I first started driving it. It's not like anything I was familiar with. You have to get a motorcycle license, which means taking a written and driving test. I don't know how to drive a motorcycle, but I have a license, if I wanted to. Maybe I'll get Trey to teach me on his motorcycle. One day. Now that I've been driving the scooter for a few months I'm not scared of driving anymore. Okay that's not entirely true, I do get scared when I see gravel. A month ago I feel off of the bike when I stopped at a stop sign. It was no big deal. The bike fell to its side and I hopped off before I fell on the street. Now when I see gravel I slow down, but not abruptly. I also stay away from highways and busy areas.

P.S. I always wear a helmet. I've almost been hit twice by crazy drivers. Everyone who rides tells me you have to look out for the other person.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Anorexic Christian: A Vulnerable Posting

Sometimes it takes an event in someone’s life to challenge his or her faith. Maybe a death, a break-up, a serious tragedy, in my case it's a major transition. I'm at that point in my life where all is possible and all is unknown. I recently graduated with the hope of landing the perfect job and with a promise that one was waiting for me. To my surprise, I was crushed to find out not all things work to my advantage. Despite the news I am hopeful and seeking God like never before.

I'm so thankful for this experience because it's drawn me closer to God. There for a while my spirit was so hungry. Since my focus has changed from me to Him, I feel so satisfied. I don't know how I did it for so long without feeding my spirit. I now know that whatever happens, everything will work out. Besides there are greater tragedies in life than not landing the job you hoped for. All I know is something is out there, bigger and better.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hold The Pager

Sometimes the weekends are all Trey and I have to spend time with each other, especially in the summer. He works long hours and for the most part he has weekends off except when it's his turn to answer calls from the pager. I suppose he has the pager at least twice a month. He has to carry it and if anyone needs service, 24 hours he's suppose to respond.

Well, yesterday he received 6 pages in about 5 minutes. Even though he was busy we managed to have supper at a nice steak house. We sat down at the restaurant and played a few rounds of tick-tack-toe. Trey is extremely competitive and never lets me win any games. I won a few rounds, but he ultimately won the game. I told him he should let me win, but he said no way.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Abilene Zoo

Yesterday I spent time with my family at the Abilene Zoo. Even though it was hot it was worth the trip. Yesterday evening was so hot! 101 degrees to be exact. Trey and I rode his motorcyle to Buffalo Gap and my helmet was pretty soggy. The funny part is, we drove all the way out there and they didn't even have regular church because of vacation bible school.

Pretty in Pink

I wasn't laughing when I saw this hyena.

Natasha (my sister) and Angelica ( my niece) feed the purpule tongue garaffe

Angelica's reaction to the hyena


Simba's momma

Isn't this adorable?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

It's So Wrong...

If they mated.

This is from the Conon O'Brien Show, "If they Mated." When I was in middle school my friend and I entered the talent show and did a sketch called the Dominique & Austi O'Brien Show. We actually won 2nd place.

7th grade those were my glory days.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Near Death Experience!!! (Oh the Drama)

Yesterday, I made my way home on my scooter, taking the normal route. I was counting the number of churches I pasted while driving down a one-way street. Good thing I had church on my mind because I almost died! This gas-guzzler SUV pulled out in my one-way lane driving right for me, head-on. I hit the brakes and the mad woman behind the wheel continued to drive towards me. I couldn't switch lanes because several cars were on my right. The mad woman obviously needed something to grab her attention since she wasn't stopping, so sitting there waiting for the hit, I threw my arms up in the air and yelled, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" This got her attention and she hit the brakes and backed-up. You know I really wanted to get off my scooter and walk over to her vehicle and give her a lesson in driving, but I'm not perfect by any means. Can you imagine the girl who ran the red light, last year (that would be me), giving the mad woman a lesson in driving. Give grace, where grace is needed.

This morning I was thinking what would Trey do without me, if something happened...Well, he would go on an all cereal diet that's for sure, he would fall asleep on the couch every night, and he would convert our guest bedroom to an all Dallas Cowboys room. Good thing I'm not going anywhere.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A New Home

Yesterday, Trey and I officially became members of the Buffalo Gap First Baptist Church. It's pretty exciting and I'm anxious about getting more involved. This Wednesday I plan on going to a bible study. I guess that was the highlight of the weekend.

Friday was really low-key. I spent the night on the patio reading a book that I bought several months ago, while Trey fell asleep on the couch. I think work really wears him out.

Brandon my brother-in-law came over Saturday to help Trey organize our garage and disassemble his truck. So, now the truck is no longer in a million pieces it's in a billion pieces. I think in the next few weeks we're going to have the frame sand blasted.

Sunday we went to church and later I meet up with my mom to work out at the gym. Oh, yes and I also had a chance to play with my DVD player.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

It once was lost, but now it's found!!!

For graduation, my parents, bought me an amazing DVD player. It records shows onto a DVD-R, you can also burn DVD's by hooking up a camcorder via firewire, and more. I didn't tell my parents this, but I really haven't had a chance to play with it because the remote has been missing for about a month. That's so bad, I know. I looked everywhere for it, but had little luck. Get this, I would try to watch The Simpsons Season and I was only able to watch the first episode from each disc.

Yesterday, I wasn't even looking for the stupid remote and the darn thing magically appears where I promise I'd looked before...okay, maybe I didn't look in the exact place, but I guarantee I looked in the general area. I'm so glad I found it. I was getting ready to call Panasonic and order a new one.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Learning To Say No

The past month for me was insane. I had numerous projects to due and not to mention events and what not. Well, it's a new month for me and yesterday someone asked if I wanted to make some extra cash by editing a project. I thought about it for a few seconds and then told them no. It was hard to say no, but I'm glad I did.

P.S. Bruiser is doing much better, but he's still having problems walking.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sad Scenario

This morning I got off of work and came straight home. Everytime I pull into the drive-way my dogs, Daphne and Bruiser, meet me at the fence. This morning Daphne was there, but Bruiser wasn't. I immediately knew something was wrong. I rushed through the fence and around the corner and I saw Bruiser lying down on the concrete. His tail was wagging and he was trying to stand up with his front legs, but couldn't manage to pull himself up. He started crawling with his bottom dragging on the pavement. I tried calling him and luring him in the house which he loves, but nothing helped. He managed to pull himself up temporarily and wobble through the door. He only went a few feet before plopping down. I've never seen him that calm before. I called the vet and Trey and I rushed him over. I don't know what's wrong with him and the vet's not sure either, but after taking some x-rays he thinks something might be wrong with his spinal cord. The vet recommends he be confined to a small space for a month and take medication. Right now Bruiser's in the shop with a massive fan blowing on him and I check on him every hour. It's horrible seeing someone you love in so much pain. I hope tomorrow he'll be up on his feet again.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

What the 4th of July Means to Me

To me the fourth means, Independence, fireworks, picnics, family, and homemade ice cream.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Home Alone

I'm all by myself today. Trey went to Arlington to watch a baseball game with his friend Sean. Sean and him have been friends since middle school. It's pretty funny hearing them talk about their old school days.

I bet Trey's having a blast at the game, but I can have fun too. Who says mowing the yard isn't a blast or how about laundry? Okay maybe I'm a little mad that he's having all the fun, but he deserves it after last night. Yesterday we went to the drive-in and watched the Lake House. I know it must've been torturous for him. It was so bad on him that he fell asleep. I on the other hand, loved it! But then again, I'm such a sucker for romantic movies.