Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Perfect Day

What could be more perfect than a day at the races? Not much, other than maybe getting proposed to .
I guess it’s official. Steve and I are going to get married. Not sure when, still trying to process the whole idea of it.
I’m completely ecstatic and he is wearing a shit eating grin, so I guess he’s pretty happy too.

Anyway, here are some pictures of my ring. In the next few days, I’ll post some pics of the race. It ended pretty cool too.

Friday, March 28, 2008

time to go racing again

2 more days until Martinsville. I can’t wait. I’m kinda dreading the ride down there (Steve won’t let me drive), but I can’t wait to see the race again. This year Jac is coming with us, I’m going to take bets to see how long it is before she is shitfaced. I give it until 2 p.m. Then again she might surprise me.
Less than a week until Amie day. I have to work until 9, but I have the next 2 days off, then I have to work 7 in a row. No biggie, it’s not like my job is hard or anything. I talked to my Mama today and she doesn’t even want to know how old I will be. Or let’s put it this way, she doesn’t want to be reminded that her "baby" is approaching the mid 30’s. Hard to believe my Mama will be 60. Then again, it’s hard to believe my son is 10. When I was younger, 60 was like an ancient age you hoped you lived to. Now 60 seems like it’s not that far away.
So all is well in Amie land. I’m bored out of my mind from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., but the rest of the day, I’m actually pretty busy. Steve made the mistake of telling me he had my birthday present and well, it’s pretty much been downhill from there. I have begged, pleaded and pestered and he won’t give up any information. I’m sure he’ll be glad once it’s past, that way he doesn’t have to listen to my pleading. I probably wouldn’t have been so intrigued, but he told me that he went to the mall to get it. Steven never goes to the mall. Well, ok, two times that I know of, once at the New River Valley one to help me find some shoes and once he met Le and I up there and he made it from Barnes and Noble to the chicken place (no idea how to spell it). So, knowing that it has been about to kill me to find out what he has. I guess I’ll know before long. I’m not allowed to ask any more questions. Not even batting my eyelashes is working. I think I’m losing my touch!!
Ok, everyone, hope y’all are doing ok. Nothing new on this end, just wanted to let y’all know I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


We have a new member of the family, Blossom. I named her after Steve's friend, Bluma. (not sure how I got Blossom from Bluma, but somehow I did) She is a Chinese Dwarf Hamster. She's about 2 months old, 2 inches long and only several ounces. The cats are having a good old time watching her turn in her wheel. She stays in the wheel all the time, even to sleep. I hope it won't hurt her to stay there. She has eaten but I'm not sure she has gotten any water. Anyway, go check out my fur babies pictures to see her and the cats trying to "help" her out of her wheel.Work is going great. I am out of training and starting tomorrow, I am on my own. I am a little nervous but I know there are people who will help me. So far, it has by far been the best place I have ever worked. To me that makes a huge difference. I'd rather get paid far less for a job if I am happy than paid out the butt in a job I hate (hence my nursing career out the window). Anyway, there is room for advancement, so it's not like I will be in a dead end job. I start 8-5, then the 2nd week in April, I will go to my regular shift, which will be 12-9. Everything is going great around here, we have all settled into a nice routine. Steve has a 4.0 in school and is continuing to do well in school. Andrew goes on his first "real" fieldtrip this week. He is going to Monticello. He's so excited. Baseball practice starts here in another week, we just finished basketball. (I just realized I have turned into a sports mom!) We took him on his first bookstore excursion yesterday. He ASKED for us to buy him some books. Of course, we couldn't deny him a book, so we about broke our necks getting him to the bookstore of his choice. I could have gone broke in that place, it had so many first editions, lots of older books, etc. Heather subscribed him to a racing magazine, he loves it. Tommy sent his Highlights and Ranger magazine to him and he has read those cover to cover. I guess next payday, I'll try to subscribe him to those. Thank God, he is finally getting into reading. Steve and I were kinda bummed about the thought that as much as we love to read, Andrew might not like it. Steve has so many books that would interest a kid, I'm sure it won't be long before we are trying to pull his nose out of a book like our parents had to do to us. Our little family is finally blossoming into a "real" family. It's a nice feeling, something I haven't felt in a very long time. All in all, we are doing great. I have no doubt it can only get better from here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Parking lot woes

When my Daddy told me I probably couldn't find my way out of a paper bag, I think he was right. Only this time it was a parking lot. Andrew wanted to see where I worked, so I drove up there. We had lunch at the adjacent golf course on Monday, so I showed him where that was. Only problem, it was dark, there were no signs anywhere and I had come up a hill to get into the parking lot. So, as I go to leave, I can't find the road anywhere. I mean it disappeared on me. Poof, gone. So, as I was trying to find my sense of direction, we did figure 8s in the parking lot. Now, most of you know I have a little bitty car that can turn on a dime. Yeah, well that thing might be all nice and cute, but the damn thing doesn't have any sense of direction.I finally find my way out of there, with no help from my kid who by this time is laughing so hard he's about to pee his pants. To make matters even worse, we get home and Steve says "And you work with maps all day long??"...well to my credit (if that is possible), I work with satellite imaging all day. I can find a gas mine in the middle of Smyth County, but not my way out of a parking lot. That's kinda sad, isn't it? So, it's not always good to have "intelligence", if you can't find your way out of a paper bag; or parking lot as the case may be.A shout out to the birthday people, Tammy & Louie. Hope y'all have a great day and Tammy, I'm sorry you had to listen to my voice! Love you both.