Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It is now official

I am a complete nerd!!!! Love!!!!!! What fun!!!!!! It contains all of my favorites: the outdoors, exploring, exercise, travel, puzzles, and potential danger.

Friday, April 23, 2010

This would be my cue to leave.......

It always amazes me to see people driving towards a tornado when it is so obviously right in front of them. In this video, watch the cars headed towards the tornado and then all of the sudden, they put on their brakes like "Maybe I should not be going in the direction that I am currently headed in". My first impulse is to get the hell out of dodge.... stat! I got involved in the edge of a tornado near Hillsboro, TX about 12 years ago while driving down I-35 in a blinding rainstorm and let me tell you... sheer terror!! The problem was that it was so dark outside we could not see it coming at us. I was lucky to have come out of it alive. My mom was driving us back to San Antonio from a horse show and I was sitting in the passenger seat holding my little dog. We were out in the middle of nowhere and it was dark and raining so hard that you could not see five feet in front of you. Luckily we were going pretty slow at the time because all of the sudden, the car came to a complete stop (sending my little dog into the dashboard of the car) and the tornado spun us around several times and pushed us over to the edge of the interstate. The sounds from the wind were deafening and debris/hail was pounding the car but oddly it was all over in a flash. Luckily nobody was hurt (including the dog) and we were able to get turned around and back on the road. As we went further down I-35, you could see the path that the tornado had taken. There was destruction everywhere...twisted light posts, bent highway signs, snapped trees. Not something I would like to experience again.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thank You God, Family, Friends, and Myself.......

for not letting me ever take up smoking, drinking (in excess ;), or recreational drugs of any kind. I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Volunteer work can sometimes show you a side of human life that is not pretty and it is amazing how much hardship in life is connected to addictive vices that are difficult to give up once they catch ahold of you. So sad................ And now on to our regularly scheduled program......

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hopefully it ends after three strikes....

My week so far.....
1. My lawn mower blew up------- $300 Ka-ching!!!

2. I hit a water pipe with my golf cart... water everywhere---- Ka-ching!!! $30 in parts and a big pain in the ass. Actually, having to hear about my hitting the water pipe over and over and over from "others" was the most annoying part.

3. Driving down the road minding my own business when a brick (Yes, a brick!!!) falls off of a landscaping trailer several cars ahead of me, hits the hood of the Lexus in the next lane over, and then whacks my front headlight (a total loss), and then moves on to the car behind me. It took all of my strength to remain calm and not have a big hissy fit/total meltdown.------ $425 in repairs. Ka-ching! Ka-ching!

I just KNOW it has to get better!!!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Simon, Matthias, Anastasia, Augustine, Joseph, Christine, Victoria....

It is always touching when somebody goes way, way, out of their way to do something nice for you. One of my friends took it upon herself to start looking up some of my relatives on I told her that she did not have to do it but apparently she is really into genealogy and is just generally a nice person so she just did it out of the kindness of her heart. Wow!!!! I knew the last two generations on my mother's side pretty well but I had no idea of who was who before that. She was able to find stuff 6-7 generations back. Names of people I never knew existed. It is just amazing how much information people have been able to link together to help solve the mysteries of our past. I can see know why people really get into this kind of research. I would really like to find out more information on my father's side of the family. There was a lot of crazy drama and scandal there that I would like to know more about. I think it may be time to get my own membership and do some research on my own.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How can this be????

I just now realized that I have tomorrow off from work!!!!!!! How could I not have realized this sooner???????? I am losing my mind for sure. 3 whole days to myself to do whatever I want. You just don't know how happy this makes me. :)