Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So perplexed

I received this in the mail today.

I have already read most of it front to back all the time thinking... "Who sent this to me?"

I KNOW it has to be Ms. Patty. She is the reason I started to run. She was the first person I ran a marathon with and she knows I loved it so much, but also how I had not really "run" since my marathon. Its not that I do not want to, the motivation is not there anymore.

See training for the marathon was a reason to get up at 6am and head out for a few miles. And after completing my 1/2 marathon my mission was accomplished. It felt so GREAT I still get tears in my eyes thinking about crossing that finish line.

So I email Ms. Patty a big thank you!! And she says it was not her. It is such a thoughtful gift that IT HAD TO BE PATTY and it was not.

I call the husband and say "Hey did you order me a subscription to Runner's World?

"Ummm, No I did not even know they had such a magazine... I mean maybe.... ha ha, No it was not me"

So now I am perplexed. And excited. Because

1. I LOVE this magazine and I feel the burn. You know that one where it feels like you can do anything you set your mind too.. I did it once I can do it again.

2. Its such a GREAT surprise from someone secret. For now. Till I get to the bottom of this.

And yes I did get on the web site to investigate and it does not give me any info, and customer service was closed. I am going to get to the bottom of this.

And to "whoever" it is.

Thank you

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mom's big chunk Chilli!

So I finally buckled and asked for the recipe. See we have a pot-luck at lunch the other day at work and this lady made chilli. It was not good. But it did give me the hankering for some REALLY GOOD chilli and I emailed my mom for her recipe.

Is it not funny how EVERYTHING is better when mom makes it? This is the first time I have tried her recipe on my own and so far so good!

The ingredients!! Its seems very easy to make

Everything getting thrown into the crock pot. My mom makes it on the stove old school, but she modified it for those who want a quick no hassle dinner.

Everything ready to go!!

2 hours later (only took 20 minutes prep time)


And if I must toot my own horn it was AWESOME!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Too friggin cute!!

So not only do I LOVE shoes for myself I could not pass up this deal at $.99 from Dillards for my care package for my BFF Sal ( I can not believe I just typed that)

Are they not the cuttest things???

I just can not help myself...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ok your thoughts?

So I have a gov job...

And all these people I work with (there is about 9 of us in the office) do this thing....

I get paid till 5pm. I leave at 5pm.

THEY ALL WAIT FOR EACH OTHER... And try to make me feel guilty that I do not.

Am I being rude? I mean I wait once in a while, but NOT EVERY friggin day.... The times I have waited I have not gotten out until like 5:15.

I don't know. At first it bothered me that they tried to make me feel guilty. I even asked my manager if we were required to stay and wait and she said "no" its just something they do.

Well I am paid till 5, I leave at 5.

What do you think?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Everything happens for a reason!

It's funny how we make some choices in our lives. And then months, sometimes years down the road we see what the "outcome" was for said event. We finally see the "whole" picture about where we found thew strength or courage to make a change even though we were scared to death about the outcome.

Remember this?

How I was scared to death but quit my job? The job that I hated but stayed at because it was the right thing to do?

Well tonight I was able to see the "whole" picture. I ran into one of the ladies I worked with. She was next in charge to my immediate manager.

The company I left is going under....23 of the 45 people at corporate have been laid off. (would have included my position) They have sold 19 stores and are closing 15 more at the end of the month.

I am sad for the people I worked with, some that I have kept in touch with and was wondering why emails had not been returned.....

But in reality it makes me feel better about leaving. I made the choice to leave and was not laid off, I was not put into a position where I was unexpectedly jobless.

And it was for the better..... And now I see

Friday, September 19, 2008

The new digs??

SOOOO what do you think??

Its growing on me.. Its going to take some work, I lost some of my links, but I think I kinda like it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Antelope, Fishes and snakes oh my!

Hell has just frozen over!! A little anyways... Yep that is me with a gun and CAMOUFLAGE! In all honesty the event I was required to attend for work WAS SO much fun!! I got to teach people (serious, she who has not used a gun in 15 years TAUGHT children) how to use them. After a refresher of coarse.

I was at a Hunting and Fishing Expo and saw enough camo to make anyone sick. To be honest at first I was a little affraid, but to see SO MANY PEOPLE so passionate about our state and hunting, and wildlife preservation. It was really great.

This is my new boyfriend... shhhh don't tell the hubby!

This is a little bull nose snake I got to play with, its actually crawling down my arm when I took the picture...

Beautiful Wyoming

This little guy looked like he was waving "What's up?" Oh and Dixie this is a HORNY TOAD....

This was AMAZING to me, these guys who are all volunteers that I was able to work with are all over the age of 80 and LOVED to teach these kids to shoot. They are so passionate about guns and gun safety (they volunteer for The State Shooting Association) I think this picture says ALOT...

The hand gun with scope valued at $3600 that I was one number away from winning... They lady who did win it cried so I was excited for her.. but you can bet I came home and started to talk to the hubby about maybe getting a gun and learning to shoot it...

Who knew there were SO MANY types of Antelope.. I sure did not...

So many antlers so little time

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I thought this was so cute

I snapped this shot driving by a gas station.. I thought it was so cute because I do this too with Daisy when I stop. I make sure she gets kisses and everything, this dog was so huge and what ever the guy was saying to him made him bark and kiss him over and over.. I was giggling this dog is SO huge!

Oh and I am back home from my "event" and I am preparing my post with LOTS of pictures!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh yes

Today I will be wearing camo. And not the cute kind.

This is a sad day.. Pictures to come.. If I remembered to bring my camera attachment!

Monday, September 08, 2008

The coolest Aunt EVER!!

This is just one of the cutest onesees I have found so far.

My BESTEST friend is having a baby boy and I am SO excited for her and her man!!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Things that made me smile today:

1) 80 year old saying the words "Wow that's jacked up!"

2) Catching a little girl running like mad away from her dad giggling at the top of her lungs.

3) The phone call from Hubby that Florida "Is beautiful, but hot" Its 45 degrees today here in Cowboy country. So cold I have a coat on. In September. September 3rd. I almost turned on the heat last night. In September.

4) The Dove chocolate I ate that had the message inside that said "Keep the promises you make to yourself"

5) Thinking about hanging out with my dear friend Kelli last night. We just sat around had dinner and some laughs. I love spending time with friends like that. I miss spending time with friends like that. The no agenda date night with friends. It kills me she leaves in 16 days.

6) Thinking about the move. SO EXCITED!! Regardless of where it is to. Change is good. Its time.

7) Thoughts of hubby coming home tomorrow and date night on Friday.

8) The 3 compliments on my new $4 clearance Candies coat from kohls. Its so cute black trench coat with white polka dots. (I need to take a picture)

9) Taking the dog for a morning walk. It was awesome to just clear my head before heading to work. Not to mention the doggy kisses when we got back. Although it was COLD and she was shivering she loved it.

10) Girl at PT Job came in with her NEW baby... 6 pounds of beautiful little girl!!! I kissed her, and held her and she was SO CUTE...

Today is a good day.
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