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wonders never cease...

on June 6, 2008 - 3:08am

I am increasingly surprised by my husband.

He still hasn't found another job. That doesn't surprise me. He hasn't looked very hard for one in months.

What does surprise me is what he seems to be willing to do to change circumstances for himself, and ultimately, I guess, for me too...

He has decided he wants to go back to college. Cool. Except, what he wants to go to college for offers no real job opportunities here. So, I tease him that his ultimate goal is to drag me kicking and screaming out of the town we live in.

OK, I admit, I like it here. Even though originally when I moved here, it wasn't my wish or desire to do so. That was my ex-husband's desire. Now he's LONG GONE elsewhere, and I'm still here.

Anyway, here's another thing that surprises me...he has registered for a driver's ed class. Yes, indeed, my 40 something husband does not have his driver's license. Which causes a great deal of frustration on my part, I do have to admit.

He has this terrible phobia about driving. So anyway, a couple of days ago, we were at the college. I saw this pamphlet about driver's ed, but it was geared toward teenagers. I picked it up just for the heck of it, even though I was pretty darn certain he would NEVER follow up on it. But I figured, what the heck.

So guess what that little bugger did while I was at work on Wednesday? He called the number on that pamphlet, and they also have an adult class. So he registered for it! OMG! He starts in the fall. He told me on Wednesday night when I got home from work.

Even if he doesn't get his license, (which I can't believe he won't) I am so proud of him for (finally) confronting this fear!

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Sometimes, I wonder...

on June 2, 2008 - 3:10am

Most of the time, it seems like I'm too busy running around like a crazy person to really think about things. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really as cold, or as angry as I seem to think I am. And sometimes I wonder when I became this person.

Fortunately, (for me anyway) occasionally something happens, or I observe something that makes me believe that perhaps, I'm not completely lost.

This week, one of those things occurred. This was a situation that I observed, and have thought a lot about. I can't say much about it due to the nature of my job and regulations regarding my job. Sometimes that's hard too because sometimes, I REALLY want to talk about stuff at work that bothers me, and I can't for lots of reasons.

Anyway, the incident involved an automobile accident with a fatality. One of my co-workers was asking me about the driver and would they prosecute, and how would it be handled. Honestly, I don't know, and I said as much. But as I thought about it, I told my co-worker that I hoped they didn't prosecute IN THIS INSTANCE. I have my reasons for thinking this. The main ones being that the driver is a young person, and this was a complete accident in which (in my opinion) no illicit substances were involved. The main thing involved from what I can tell is 'poor judgement.'

What I actually said to my co-worker was that I hoped there is not prosecution because I have a feeling the driver will punish themselves enough just with having to live with the circumstances of the accident.

We punish ourselves many times and in many ways for situations in our lives that our minds seem to magnify in a million ways. Sometimes that's punishment enough to go around.

So perhaps...I'm not as cold and lacking in compassion as I sometimes feel like I am. And that's a good thing, for me. I know I can't feel sorry for everyone, because there is plenty of manipulation in the world as it is. Working in healthcare, I just can't help but feel that sometimes people just feel too sorry for themselves, or they're seeking attention, or something else, maybe. We see lots of that kind of stuff in the hospital. But every now and then, a situation presents itself that just begs for compassion.

So, maybe I'm not totally lost after all. Mostly just tired of and have little tolerance for BS. And that's ok, too, I think...

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Same-o, Same-o

on May 23, 2008 - 12:07am

Nothing exciting going on here. At all....

HMMMM....going to Vegas this weekend to NOT see Josh. He'll probably be long gone before we even get to town. We won't get there until Saturday night...I wish I could go to the show, but those tickets were out of my price range.

Anyway, we're going to visit my mother & father-in-law. Hopefully the 'out-law' and his wife will be nowhere in sight, or I'll have to be down on the strip looking for Groban.

Damn wasn't he just adorable on Ellen? And on Kimmel too? I really wish he would get to do more interviews. Like on Leno, all he did was sing, which was great, but people don't know how funny and intelligent he is too. Nobody ever gets to see that.

One of my friends on the fan fic message board got me hooked on a series of books that I am just loving...can't put down kind of books. Which in my opinion are the only kind of books to read. The author is Diana Gabaldon, and the first book in the series is called 'Outlander.' It is a kick ass series. I'm well into the third book (there are six so far).

Nothing else exciting...same-o same-o!

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Josh in the mail!

on May 4, 2008 - 7:49pm DVD came yesterday!!!

Oh, it was so wonderful to watch. That man is such a wonderful performer, and he has such a fantastic sense of humor. The little bit about Sweeney in the behind the scenes portion alone made it worth the price!!! hahaha

Oh, and I noticed that they bleeped out a word....*gasp* Did Josh say the F--- word? Not Josh!!! *snicker* After all the crap about the Jimmy Kimmel video, I guess I found that EXTRA amusing!!!

I only have to voice one, tiny, little bit of disappointment in the DVD...well actually a couple. Of course, we already knew NWIA wouldn't be on it. That bummed me out. But taking out the dancing with Angelique...and the 'karoke' dialogue? Those were 2 of the funniest parts of the show. Especially in SLC because Tess gave him a cowboy hat and sunglasses, and he wore them when he did the 'karoke' part. That made it even funnier.

I am pretty happy that they kept Joivana's hug in there though. I told her now that she's famous, I want her autograph!!!! LOL

OK, I guess that's about all there is to write now...I'm just enjoying my DVD!! I wish Josh would come in the mail more often!!! hahahaha

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It's on it's way!!!

on May 2, 2008 - 1:40am

I got an e-mail from WB yesterday. My 'Awake Live' DVD is on it's way! WOO-HOO!!! Although, now I kind of wish I had sprung for 'express shipping' because I'd probably already have it now.

Oh well, that's ok. I can wait. I just hope I have it before the weekend. Not that I'll have time to watch it anyway...I'm working all weekend. I'd have to take the portable DVD player to work with me and try to watch it at work. Thank God for working at night. hehehe

Not a darn thing exciting here otherwise. I lead a sad, boring life. hahaha

OK, maybe not sad. I actually have a very good life. And boring isn't so bad really. I can do without drama thank you very much!

*happy dance* I get to relive the SLC concert!!! I'm just glad I didn't sit in the front row with Joivana at that show too....nobody wants to see my fat butt on TV!!! *snicker* Especially in hi-def...




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