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My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, October 24, 2008

friday stuff

UPdate... PS... whatever... KELLY DAWN Rocks! She knew that I was talking about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego this morning! We did a musical about them back in the early seventies called, "Cool in the Furnace" with this rock/jazz music... that's how I became acquainted with the story! *hugs* Kelly!

Why does Stubby the three legged wonder cat think he is my siamese twin? He will not allow there to be more than six inches between us the entire time I'm at home. While I'm gone he sleeps on my bed. I didn't set out to be a cat lady. And he's got this lumpy skin that is impossible to pet... And why does he wait to do his grooming when he is attached to me? It creeps me out. I am just not an animal person. I try. I think that I should respect God's creatures. But when he pokes that stump of a leg at me... I just shudder! Yet... here he is... curled up beside me...

(I just saw Tina's comment about Stubby being a "nurse" cat... that makes PERFECT sense! I'll stop complaining about him...)

It's so quiet without Austin. I'm enjoying the break... not that he's high maintenance... but it's nice to think in paragraphs instead of two or three words at a time. Austin is forever popping in on me... and I love him... and enjoy him... and appreciate that he still wants to chat with mommy... but sometimes I just want to be still and quiet.

I'm loving that it's so cool here. It's perfect nesting weather! I thought about going out for dinner tonight but I just grabbed a "sammich" aka "sammy" (copyright Rachael Ray) from the Country Bake Shoppe on my way home from dropping off the Augster at church. I also bought some apple bread and some cheese straws. I'm not sure if cheese straws are a strictly southern thing or if they're a country thing or if they're just from the generation before me. I know that most women my age don't know how to make cheese straws. I love 'em! They're not healthy in the least... I can literally TASTE the transfats... but they're a great pig out alternative to oreos. I'm also enjoying a mug of hot green tea... heaven!

Today at work I had an appointment with Duane and the couple that the church secretary (via my brother!) recommended to me... we went over health insurance options for them. They bought one commissionable product and could very possibly buy another, more profitable product... as well as bringing all their insurance to our agency just to help me out... that's pretty awesome! Those contacts in the church and community are what will make the difference in my sales activity here. I'm greatly encouraged at the prospect. I have to keep learning and getting better at selling... but I feel good about the past week at work... in my first full week at work I made enough in commissions to make up the cut in hourly salary I took by moving here plus an extra 25 cents per hour! That's a great affirmation for me that I'm gonna be able to make it on my own!

One good thing about having bad credit - if someone steals your identity, they're not getting anywhere with it!

I've been shopping cellphone plans and, as I suspected, my credit will not allow me to have a traditional cellphone.... so I'm now looking into prepaid plans. There are some decent choices out there. I hate to talk on the phone so I'm looking for something that has an affordable text messaging plan. I really just need something in case of emergency and for long distance calls since we have a landline. The cellphone plan we currently have has been generously extended for a bit longer... which is good...

I had another flat tire today... my tire has a slow leak... and I just HAPPENED to stop to get a biscuit at the BP station and JUST HAPPENED to notice that my tire was "super mega" low... and for the first time ever, I was able to put air in my own tire. I know this is car maintenance 101, but I just never got the training. I didn't drive until I was in my late 20's and by then my first husband was not really into teaching me anything. And my boys have always taken care of that for me... The last time my tire was low Joshy was around and he went to the gas station with me and filled it... and showed me how to do it... and then this morning when I needed to, I was able to do it! I was so proud! And grateful!

OH! I can't believe I didn't share this with you already... I have a bed coming! It's a full mattress and box spring... I still need to find bed rails but if nothing else, we can sit the mattress on the floor! It will beat my little air mattress/twin mattress combo (which I will bestow on Austin). My friend Amy (from my uncle's office, not to be confused with Amy my BFF in Holly Springs) has a sister in law who is also going through a divorce... and she is, ironically, moving to Florida, and is unable to take the mattresses. See how that all works out? Amy will be back up here in God's Country next weekend and will bring them for me then. I'm so excited!

On Friday nights I like to just park the tv on the Food Network but I am growing so annoyed with the Neely's. They are too syrupy sweet... they make me gag! I may have to switch over to Nancy Grace.

New pringles flavor: spicy guacamole.... I love 'em... Austin says they're too spicy.

Plan for tomorrow... get my drivers license switched to Georgia so I can get my tag switched before I get in trouble. It will help my mama sleep better. I only really get nervous when I'm driving thru the town square in Cleveland. The rest of the time I'm pretty much alone on the roads. Well. I guess I get a little nervous driving through Helen. But we only do that on Sundays. I'm ready to do some road-tripping up into the mountains to take some leaf changing pictures. I also want to take pictures of some of the beautiful old churches around here... y'all have to see how picturesque this place is!

Sign that I have been in the mountains too long: today as I was driving home there was this guy in the median of the road that I found really attractive. He had a full beard, was wearing overalls and a ball cap and a flannel jacket. I seriously did a double take! He even had a bit of a beer belly!

I saw this little quote in a comment on a blog today and I thought it was beautiful... I don't know who wrote it but I've seen it before... g'night y'all!

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


Traci said...

Iknow what you mean about thinking in paragraphs instead of two words at a time. My two chat constantly. I'm glad they do but goodness. I need breaks to hear myself think.
I made cheese straws once. They are basically pie crust with cheese mixed in. Tasty!

sober white women said...

I am so glad that you have a bed! I have no idea what a cheese straw is, but if you can taste the fat I want to try them.

betty said...

awesome you are getting a bed! the Lord is providing your needs :)