Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here's my preemptive New Year wish to all of my loyal blog readers! It will officially be 2009 in T minus 3 hours and 57 minutes!!! What a year this has been, and what a year next year will be!!! I'm very much looking forward to what 2009 will bring. Hopefully Cletus will get called back to work, the wedding will go off without anything really bad happening, and I'll be able to find an affordable, reliable, nice 4 wheel drive vehicle to tote around the kiddies we're going to have!!! lol

Anyways, be safe tonight!!!


"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
-Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Weird dreams...

Do you ever wonder exactly what our dreams mean? Do they really have a meaning, or are they just there? When a dream really strikes me, I wonder. I've heard that it's your sub-conscious acting out things that you would never do, or things that would never really happen...still...I wonder sometimes!!! I've also heard that if you remember the dream(s) you had the night before, it's because you woke up briefly.

For example, I had a very strange dream last night. If dreams have meanings, I have a pretty good idea now what this one means to me, but who knows for sure, right??? In this dream, I was shopping at a mall idea where though. I got kidnapped by my ex-boyfriends younger brother, some girl, and one other guy. I couldn't tell who they were though. I somehow managed to get away from them when they got in an elevator. I made my way through the store I was in and into the parking lot where my mom was standing. I tried to call my fiance, but he didn't pick up, and I told my mom I needed to find my car and leave right away. She tried to ask me a bunch of questions like 'why', 'what's going on', 'are you ok?'. So I told her again in a not so nice way that I needed to find my car and leave NOW. Then, my ex of 4 1/2 years comes out of nowhere and gives me the keys to his car pointing out where he had parked. Next thing I know, my car, being driven by (I'm guessing) someone that had some idea what was going on comes around the corner towards me, my mom, and my ex, but I still had my keys in my hand. My mom was standing between me and the car, so I was hoping they wouldn't notice/recognize/realize that it was me standing there. After they drove by, I started walking across the parking lot towards my ex's car, again trying to call my fiance. I got in, and as soon as I closed the door and locked it, someone (the 2nd guy from the kidnapping) was standing outside of the driver side door with a crowbar, and my car was now sitting behind me with someone else driving. He broke the window, pushed me into the passenger seat, and got in. My car sped away, and I woke up.

How weird is that??? It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it...Oh, blogger shrinks...what do you think???

On a much happier note, we now have a location for the wedding shower!!! Yay!!!


"Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep."
-Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Last night, Cletus and I went to the Midnight Mass at church. It was amazing. The choir and band were incredible, the mass was nothing shy of wonderful... We opened our presents when we got home at 1:45 this morning!!! Good times :-)

When I got on my computer this morning and checked myspace, I saw this blog post from my cousin. He is stationed overseas right now, fighting for this wonderful country's freedom...

"Merry CHRIST-mas
hey yall... i just want to take this opportunity here to remind everyone of why this holiday, IS, in the first place... Jesus Christ our Lord and savior was born on this day... the only presents given Him were gold, frankinsence, and murr (spelling?) kingly gifts if u ask me... sure its fun to get presents... more stuff to have, more goodies to eat, thats all great, but my friends, everyone seems to forget this day for what it is... everyone gets caught up in the holiday hussle and bussle of "gotta get this for her and gotta get that for him" but really... on your birthday, who is the party for? who does everyone come to see? who gets all the attention and love and gifts?... you do because that is your day... your birthday... i feel sorrow for Jesus on this day each year, because everyone is so hyped up on themselves and their families that they forget Him all together... im not saying every single person forgets this every year... the word holiday actually means "Holy Day" the most Holiest day of the year if you ask me... or at least it should be anyways... i woke up this morning and i said "happy birthday jesus"... i didnt have snow, or trees, or anything like that to wake up to... no partys or get togethers to be at... but as a soldier away from home on christmas for the 3rd year in a row i have come to level with Jesus on this day, i feel for him... i throw my own little "happy birthday jesus party" and try to spend as much time as i can with him all day... dont get me wrong, i would love nothing less than to be home with my family and my girlfriend of 7 months on this family oriented day... i guess after all that i just ask that everyone just take a moment today and tell Jesus you love him and that you remember him on HIS DAY...

To all my family and friends back home on this wonderful Christmas day, I love you all very much, I wish you all to have fun and be happy and rejoice, "for this is the day that the lord has made, i will rejoice and be glad in it." Once again i wish i was home but yall know why im not... im out workin hard... love you all each and every one of you and make sure you pass the love on to others... Merry Christmas, see you in march :D"

I think he hit it right on with that one :-)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
-Roy L. Smith

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter Weather Fun!!!

So, we got a heck of a snow storm last Friday. Apparently, the total where Cletus and I live was 11.5", and now they're calling for another 4-6" today! Yay! Here are some pics from Fridays big dump...enjoy!!!


"Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair."
-Minna Thomas Antrim

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday was a sad day...

Wednesday at work, I, along with the rest of my department, found out that my boss will be leaving the company at the end of December. This man was there when I started with this company in 2004. He interviewed and hired me. When I started, our department had only been about 4 people, and was built over the last 4 years into a very well oiled (9 person, now 6 person) machine. This man has been there for me through some very trying times personally and professionally. He was a HUGE mentor to me...something I will never forget. He listened to my problems and gave me fantastic advice. I hope he will make it to the wedding in May!!!

A few years ago, I was dealing with a somewhat difficult decision in regards to a relationship I was in. I had started dating a guy too soon after I broke up with someone else, and was extremely unhappy. I had shared many stories with my boss about the whole situation, and he gave me ideas on how to talk to my boyfriend, and how to try to work things out if that was what I really wanted. What it made me realize though, was that I wasn't really in that relationship after 6 months. I had already moved in with him because I thought I could make it work, and I needed a place to stay. My boss helped me realize that I could make it on my own so my decision to move out of my boyfriends house was solidified. I was scared to death, and was in tears a few times when I talked to my boss about it. When my first paycheck got deposited into my bank account after I got my own place, and I realized I still had money to spare, I knew I would be ok. I have shared a lot of my wedding plans with him, and he tells me about how his wife was when they got married. My boss has seen me in so many different emotional states...I don't like crying in front of co-workers, let alone my boss...but he has helped me so many times, and in so many ways. He is a very easy person to talk to, and I will never forget what he has done for me. He has helped mold me into the person I am today, and I love the person that I am now. I don't settle. I know what I want now, and I'm not as afraid to stand up for myself and what I believe in. If it wasn't for this man, our department wouldn't be able to function the way it does. We have great people, great skills, and a great overall team. He will be greatly missed...

Thank you, for all that you have done for me. You may never really know how much you have impacted my life. I will miss you.


"Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings."
-Miles Franklin

Butts are funny.

I don't really make it a habit of looking at the butts of people that are in front of me, but sometimes, you just can't help but notice! They look so different, and move so different! I was walking at work the other day, and just glanced at the person in front of me and started to chuckle, thinking "butts are funny". Then I decided it would be a good title for a blog. :-)

Short, and sweet.


"The body never lies."
-Martha Graham

Friday, December 19, 2008

I love my car!

Ok, honestly, I can't wait to get a 4 wheel drive vehicle, but I love my little green machine! Today, we got about 8" of snow in a matter of about 6 hours. There was about 4" when I left for work, and that was fun to begin with, but it was nothing compared to the drive home! People were getting stuck in the parking lot trying to leave...the snow was up to the bumpers of the majority of the 'little' cars there. I helped push one of the guys out while wearing my 4" chunky heeled boots (wasn't really that bad). Then, when it was my turn, I called to one of the other ladies that helped and said 'watch this!' I backed up about 3", and hit the gas...rolled right out of my parking space. Spun the tires a bit, but I made it! Then, pulling into the subdivision, there was all that fun 'main road has been plowed but the side streets haven't been' snow. Powered right through it. I'm so glad I have front wheel drive... I love snow!!!'s been a while since I blogged, and I have a few things in the works...there will be more soon. I hope.


"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
-John Ruskin

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This sucks

Ok, let's see how much I can type in the next 6 minutes...

It's happening again. The stress is starting to come back. I'm not going to give details, but I will say this. Part of what's contributing to the stress SUCKS big time and I feel like I'm stuck with it. Other parts (wedding planning and Cletus) are peachy. I can't wait for this all to be over, however, I'm enjoying the planning immensely.

I just need to remind myself of the good things I have in my life:
I have my faith.
I have a man who loves me with all his heart, and will be my husband in just over 5 months.
I have my family...and his!!!
I have a roof over my head (which I LOVE-I don't want to move out of that house for a really long time).
I have a job...
I have a car that gets me from A to B when needed even if it does have 113,000 miles on it now (and it's only 7 years old).
I have a paycheck coming in every 2 weeks.
I have a full belly when needed, food on the table, a bed to sleep in, and clothes to keep me warm.

What's stressing me out now seems pretty petty against all of that...


"Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness."
-Richard Carlson

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well, you don't say!!!

So, they finally announced that we're in a recession. A deep recession that's going to last a long time. IT TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH to admit what everyone already knew. Time to grab on to something and hang on tight. It's gonna be a not so fun financial ride... I'll keep my Faith and believe that everything will work out for us though. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families that are already struggling to make ends meet.


"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
-Christopher Reeve