January 4th, 2005

Ginger1991

I've been away too long!!!

I am trying to catch up on everyone...and it is overwhelming.

But I have all night, and I plan to take several swings at it.....


My little Universe is puttering along nicely.

New Years was fun, but I was exhausted...
We attended the Annual Zellner's Party--and Mr Smith did his usual bit
by playing Baby New Year at the stroke of Midnight, complete with adult diaper
and a his trombone
on which he played Auld Lang Sign while tugging his not-so-dependables up!
*laughing*
It was fun.........

Later that night I got my second wind and NAILED "Bangkok City"
on the Karaoke machine........My first successful experience with the "Empty Orchestra".

*grin*

The Scooter is almost worked out.
It is in my possession, is now both insured AND inspected mit sticker...
Now I need only receive the final paper work from Mom in the mail to take to the DPS(?)
(DMV!--I still get called a Californian when I miss speak) and get my plates.

Will spend this evening on my X-mas present-to-myself-DSL...
looking for a leopard print half helmet!

Got another raise at work...

Having made it through the Hell-a-daze with my reputation there intact...
(see: did not kill ANYONE!)
The 42 hundred dollar days have slowed to 23 hundred dollar days--
and I am happy to have the time to regroup, organise, and quite frankly...
RELAX a bit.

Got two new gals on board--Laura and our THIRD Jessica!
Looking forward to them both.

But sadly we are all saying good-bye to Tasha--our red-head
has decided to return to California after all.

And Rene--our adorable Sports enthusiast, has finally found the teaching job he was looking/waiting for.
(yow--I would like to have had HIM as a gym teacher in High School!!!)

Both leaving us this week.

They will be missed.
I will miss them both, so much.
We started this whole thing together six months ago--from scratch.
Each of us lending our own little Something to the mix.

And now, a place on the IH-35 Highway, that could have been little more than a drive through corporate module...
is a warm place where people can stop in and feel welcome.

I think we are All proud of that--and it is difficult to let go of ANY of our
Something.

Thank-you Tasha, I learned a lot from you.
And I do not say that to many 21 year old women.
I really don't.
*grin*

And Rene--*HUGE HUG* I still never know what the hell you are talking about, but you could get me worked up about it anyway!
*laughs*
You will be an amazing Teacher. In so many ways.
I have much respect and affection for you. Your enthusiasm is infectious--and your heart is ENORMOUS.
And I don't say that to many athletes......
*laughing hard*
I really don't.

The Year seems to be opening well.
With a peppering of closings....

Symmetry.


And it doesn't hurt that I'm still Knocking boots....with Baby New Year!

9 months deep...can you believe it?

And when we were all leaving...after Christmas with my Folks....

*my heart is still thumping at this*

MY MOTHER said to Mr Smith's Father:
Next time you should drive here directly from Houston, it would be a lot faster
and easier for you.


@_@




One sentence.

And so much, so much said.
Because I was standing RIGHT there.

For the first time in my life.......she thinks THIS ONE....
will make it.


And I cannot WAIT to see.......his Gold Medal.

^_^