Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I had to go downtown today and be fingerprinted. It turns out that everyone who works in securities has to have their prints on file with the SEC. All in all, it wasn't too bad. There was practially no line. Since I got finished so quickly, I walked around the block to check out Fayetteville Street. I haven't been over there since they reopened it. It looks great. They're redoing a lot of the old buildings...you know how I enjoy a redone old building...


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ebay time

FOR SALE: 2 baby kitties. Must go to a home where there are no Christmas trees, Hannah's laundry to wee wee on, tulips to gnaw off the stem, or your Grandmother's glass candy bowl to knock off the island and smash into a thousand pieces. Free or best offer. If no one takes them, I'll have to bundle them into a basket, pin on a "Please take care of my baby" note, and leave them on someone's doorstep...


Monday, February 18, 2008

another day, another trip

This time it was Hillsborough. We spent the morning and early afternoon checking out antique shops. Lydia and Hannah found themselves a consignment shop and had a big time. I think Lydia took some pictures, but I was having so much fun I forgot to (hence the google image posted above). We ended up at Southpoint, where I bought Hannah a new white shirt (because Frank wee-weed on her other one). Joy called us while we were on the way home, so it was kind of like she was with us for a while.

All in all, it was a great day. Now I just need a suggestion for the next small town to visit. Any ideas?

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Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentines' Day everybody! I think I'm going to go home, eat some chocolate, and either watch a movie with a wedding at the end, or one with a body count. I can't decide what kind of mood I'm in...


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


OK - so now I'm just being dramatic for the sake of it. I officially recieved an office today...only I'll be sharing it for a few weeks. It's a real office...with a door and a window and everything. I feel official. Now I just have to decide what I'm going to bring in to decorate it with. The happy meal toys from Big Blue are SO 2004. And my job has changed. Same company, different role. I know, I know...I'm a little confused too. I'm excited, though. I'd better get busy. I have to make an appointment to go downtown and be fingerprinted like a common criminal...


Friday, February 08, 2008

cupcake time

Happy Birthday to Oozey and Claude!

I'll have to stick two candles in a can of wet food when I get home today...


Monday, February 04, 2008

two drives

Saturday was a busy day. I was waiting for Rachael to post the morning activities...but she's had two and a half days. We worked cows. She and John rode the horses and helped with the round up. I had the gator and Max. It went pretty well until half the herd broke away and ran across the pasture. We managed to get them all except a few mama cows (which we didn't need) and one bull calf. I guess he knew what was coming. Mike got promoted to "Steermaker". I hear he did very well...

I left after the roundup and Hannah and I drove to lovely, quaint Warrenton. NC. We drove around looking at the neat old houses, browsed through antique & junk shops, and had lunch at a great local diner. We even broke down and got pie for dessert. All in all a great day.

Still no official office at the new job. The landlord has cleaned most of the junk out of my soon-to-be office, but I won't have a computer or phone for another few days. It's just as well. I don't quite know enough about HSAs and HDHPs yet to be much good to anyone...

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Friday, February 01, 2008


I spent the first few days this week being "officially unemployed," which was great. I got to sleep in, ride horses, and get thrown off of said horse. Let's just say Aari wasn't crazy about the cows. I hit the saddle horn as I made my dismount. There's a HUGE green and purple bruise in an undisclosed location.
In other news, I started my new job today. I was sad to leave the cabinet shop, but God has provided an awesome opportunity. I an now employed by an independent insurance firm that specializes in health insurance and HSAs for small to medium-sized companies. I don't have an office yet...so I'm using the desk of whoever isn't here at the time. I have a legal pad, a pen, and an email address. But hey...we all start somewhere. Hopefully by this time next week I'll be set up properly.
I think that's all of the exciting news so far. I'll keep you posted...