Saturday, October 30, 2010

One Year

** I intended to write this post yesterday but ended up not having time to sit down in front of the computer and bang it out.  So instead, it is a day late but heartfelt just the same.**

One year ago today, I met you at a cafe near my house for a quick dinner before home team.  We had been chatting daily for nearly two weeks and it was time to decide where we wanted to go from here.  I was pretty sure of what was going to happen next but continued to be coy until you expressed your feelings.  There was no surprise, no pretense.  Just I like you and want to get to know you better.  And with that, we were together, practically inseparable from that point forward.  Somehow, even at that point we knew this was one that would last.  That it wasn't temporary.

We are by no means perfect but we are perfect for each other.  We got frustrated and annoyed and fight but we work it out.  Even in the moments that I don't like you very much, you are still the most important to me.  You let me be goofy when I need to be but you also know how to comfort me in those moments when I am lost in my thoughts.  My life has drastically changed in the last year and it is all because you are now a part of it.  I am so glad I went back to Great Hills and I am so glad I said yes.

To my sheriff:  I love you! Thank you for loving me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Question of the Week

I only have 10 days until NaBloPoMo starts so I am working on several posts to get me started.  The smart thing would be for me to start typing them up so I don't forget what I was planning to write like I normally do.  I also have to work on a new post for my paying gig.  I thought today would be a good day to utilize the blog prompts I stole from the NaBloPoMo website (which reminds me I need to run over there and steal some more.)  I picked what I think is an interesting one today and I would love to hear from my readers the answer to the same question.  So here is the question of the week:

Everyone has a trick they depend on, a shortcut for something like fixing a flat, curing a headache, making a kid stop crying, or choosing a cantaloupe.  What's yours?

I can cure hiccups on everyone but myself (and I am still having a bit of difficulty with the 6 year old but I will get to that.)  Now I am one of those people who will get hiccups several times over the course of several days.  They drive me crazy.  When I was a freshman in college, I got hiccups in the middle of my English class one day.  My fabulous professor, Dr. Dan, turned to me and used a trick that still to this day works when you do it someone else as long as they are not a 6 year old with a short attention span.  Tell the person with the hiccups to concentrate and let you know when they are going to hiccup again.  Wait a couple of minutes and the hiccups are gone.  I have done this to several people and it works every time.  People are amazed.  However, I cannot get it to work for myself I guess because I know the trick.

So there you have it...my little hat trick.  Now it's your turn!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NaBloPoMo

As part of my quest to blog more, I decide that this year I would attempt to take part in NaBloPoMo next month.  I am getting a bit of a jump start on the month by trying to get into the habit of posting more frequently.  In order to do that, I have decided to start using topic prompts as a way to kick start my thoughts when I don't have anything better to write about.  I am not crazy about this idea because I prefer just to write about what is going on in my life but I figure this will be a good way for my readers to learn a little bit more about me.  So here it goes:

What's one thing you can't start your day without?

If you had asked me this question two weeks ago, I probably wouldn't have been able to answer you.  But now, I know the answer without having to think twice about it.  COFFEE!!!  More specifically Gloria Jean's Butter Toffee for Kuerig coffee.  Now that I am commuting 30+ miles to work one way, I am having to wake up earlier and leave my house earlier than I have had to in 10 years.  Because of that, I now walk out the door with a cup of coffee in my hand.  I never understood those who require that first cup o' Joe in order to function in the morning until now.  I am really more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker but I have found that tea just doesn't do it for me when I need the jolt in the morning to get going.  And thank heavens for my Kuerig!  Since the Sheriff works nights, making a pot of coffee never works for us.  Either he is leaving for work and I am going to bed or I am leaving for work and he is going to bed.  The only time we both drink coffee is Sunday mornings since we both need it to stay awake for church.  This way we both get the cup of coffee we want in the flavor we want without having to waste a partial pot.  It just makes life so much easier!  

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Today was the Day

Well, it has been said all good things must come to an end.  Today was that day.  My team lost and with that loss come a lot of things.  Today is the first time the Sheriff has had to see me face an Alabama loss.  Today ends the streak.  Alabama was undefeated in the regular since losing in the Iron Bowl to Auburn in 2007 and their first loss period since the Sugar Bowl to Utah in 2008.  The National Champions have fallen.  I am sad.  I am disappointed.  But I am still proud.  They are still my team and I will still shout "Roll Tide!"