Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Far Side of the Sky

I heard this on the radio this morning as I drove to work. It has to be the best song I've heard in a while. It's just a sweet picture of heaven. Not sure why...but about halfway through I got all weepy, and it took me the rest of the drive to work to compose myself again. I know...I'm such a girl.

When I get where I'm goin'
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly
I'm gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop 'a rain

Yeah, when I get where I'm goin'
There'll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I'll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah, when I get where I'm goin'
Don't cry for me down here

I'm gonna walk with my Grandaddy
And he'll match me step for step
And I'll tell him how I've missed him
Every minute since he left
And then I'll hug his neck
So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can't answer
And so much work to do

But when I get where I'm goin'
And I see my Maker's face
I'll stand forever in the light
Of His amazing grace
Yeah, when I get where I'm goin'
There'll be only happy tears
I will love and have no fear
Yeah, when I get where I'm goin'
Don't cry for me down here

George Teren/Rivers Rutherford
Performed by Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton

Monday, February 27, 2006

Robbed! (almost)

So Stacy and Tony didn't win. I'm OK with that. Really. Drew and Cheryl were actually better, and I'm glad they won. What I have a problem with is that Stacy and Tony came in THIRD. They were BEHIND Jerry and Anna. That confirmed my suspicions. Anna has to be ex-KGB. How else could they have rigged the vote?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

the depths of despair

I hate Carolina. I REALLY REALLY hate Carolina. I hate their pinko-commie values, and their peace loving, tree hugging, activist students and faculty. I hate that we just can't seem to beat them, when we're clearly the better team. I hate that they gloat and act like jerks when they win.

GRRRRRRR!!! I guess there's always next time...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

you've GOT to be kidding

Here's a book that I will NOT be giving anyone anytime soon...

That's right...your eyes are not deceiving you. Here's a few of the sample pages.

That's right kids. you're FORCED to share...even though you earned your "toys" and they are asking for Lego handouts.

I like how it's an elephant that almost trampled the kids and is heading straight for the bum.

You just have to go to the school that the government tells you to. They're all for "choice" until you want to choose your own school.

I think I'll write my own children's book, called "Mommy Packs a Beretta."

Monday, February 20, 2006

no snow

I was so excited. It was gonna snow just enough that I could stay home from work. Then I'd have time to play in the snow with Max, eat brunswick stew, and curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate, my duck blanket, and a movie. Alas...it wasn't meant to be. I woke up this morning, peeped out the window, and saw...rain.

We had a good weekend otherwise. Lots of fun and entirely too much fast food. It's gonna take a few days for my arteries to recover.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Beach Week

Oak Island, here we come! Beach house reservations have been made. Check out the house, then start saving your pennies. If you haven't given me your deposit yet, I need $25 per person before next week. I can't wait! I'm getting a sunburn just thinking about it!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sunny Day

What a beautiful day! Now everyone take 15 minutes to go outside and "march about the grounds while breathing deeply." (bonus points if you can tell me what movie that's from!)

Oh...and thanks to everyone who made it to Singles Awareness Night last night. With such good friends around, I was hardly aware of being single. Almost.

I don't really have anything else to add, except that they should have cut those guys on American Idol for throwing hissy fits. Seriously. Real men don't act like that.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

It is love, no?

Monday, February 13, 2006

enough said

Friday, February 10, 2006

On the Road

So I'm headed out again. Out to run errands, all over Wake county. It's not so bad. I have all the talk radio I can listen to, and a pretty day. Now if we could just get rid of all these yankees clogging up our roads...

That being said...I'll leave you with the immortal words of Clint Black:

"Wherever you go, there you are."

Monday, February 06, 2006

When Squirrels Attack

There was a squirrel in the attic. Hannah and I both heard it. It was scratching around and sounded trapped. Being girls, we were not about to go up there. So we called John, who prides himself on being so big and strong, to come handle it. We closed off the entire hallway, and blocked up the kitchen door, since I've always had this fear that a squirrel would run down out of the attic.

John went up and banged around, and we heard the furry fiend scurrying around. John called down that he thought the squirrel had gone on out of the house. We began to breathe a sigh of relief. All of a sudden, John shouted, "Whoa! Look out! There he goes!" Something brown and furry flew down the stairs and hit my back.

I saw it on the floor. I panicked. I didn't want my feet on the floor, but there was no where else to put them. I tried to climb over Hannah to get out of the hall, but we couldn't get out. We were TRAPPED IN OUR OWN TRAP! All I could do is scream...until I looked at the squirrel again. It was eerily still on the floor. Then I heard John chuckling. He had thrown one of my aunt's old stuffed animals at me.

I'm gonna kill him.

Friday, February 03, 2006


Enough accounting for this week. I'm tired of adding and re-adding and doing trial balances...again and again. Enough running reports and averaging overtime and tracking receipts and monitoring fluctuating lumber and plywood prices. I'm quite weary.

It's been a pretty good week otherwise. I haven't had to explain the free market system to any salesmen who stop by to yell at me for not buying their ridiculously overpriced products.

And yes...the big game is this weekend. Soup will be made. I may get crazy and make some salsa too. I'm usually an NFC fan...but since I've never really cared for the Seahawks, I'll close by saying, "GO STEELERS!"