Sunday, April 22, 2007

In honor of Earth Day

I prefer to write on topic based blogs. The general "life update" things are not for me. I started this as a source of information while dealing with Hodgkins. That phase of my life is, or at least it better be, over.

Therefore, I am moving on.

I'm still tweaking the new blog, and we haven't even closed on the house yet. But, its about ready to at least be released to my friends and family. Maybe, someday, the world.

There may be occasional updates here, but they will be rare. Unless the cancer resurfaces. But I've made it through the first two years, which are the most likely to have reccurance. I'm not out of the woods, but my doc doesn't want to see me as much anymore and I've long been given the all-clear to restart my life.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech

Sing praise to Alma Mater dear,
For V.P.I. we'll ever cheer;
Come lift your voices, swell the song,
Our loyalties to her belong.

So stand and sing, all hail to thee.
V.P., all hail to thee.

The Orange and Maroon you see,
That's fighting on to victory;
Our strife will not be long this day,
For glory lies within this fray.

So stand and sing, all hail to thee.
V.P., all hail to thee.

All loyal sons and daughters, one,
We raise our banner to the sun;
Our motto brings a spirit true,
That we may ever serve you.

So stand and sing, all hail to thee.
V.P., all hail to thee.


Its so surreal to see my favorite place in earth plastered all over the news. The beautiful buildings juxtaposed with the brual scenes. My heart just breaks.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Send some kitty love this way

Gandy is sick. She has been to the vet and had bloodwork run. Only one level was very slightly elevated, so right now, the vet doesn't think its the cat food. But it still could be. We have to collect a urine sample tommorow. Joy. The poor kitty is lethargic, cranky, not eating much, cranky, and her ears are warm.

Bugsy also has her problems. She is having a dental soon, and will lose at least one more tooth. We are thinking she will need to have all her teeth pulled soon, and it appears she has stomatitis. On top of that, she has a heart murmor. So we need to do some further diagnostic work on that, either with our vet or with a cat cardiologist. Yes, I did say cat cardiologist. Must finagle the budget a bit some for this one.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hi from El Paso!!

I guess its been awhile since I updated. I suck. But I've been waiting until I had something to update with. Instead, I'm updating from a hotel room in El Paso b/c I'm bored.

We moved back in January. We lived about 90 miles north of where we use to live (and no where near El Paso). Still in the I-95 corridor, but slightly more small-townish. Not completely rural - thats the next county up. I've discovered that as much as I hate the vast numbers of people that go along with a large-metropolitan area, I like to be near stuff. Grocery stores. Book stores. Targets. Things like that. So, we are looking for a house in the slightly more crowded, but still not a major metro area. We actually made an offer on a house, but it doesn't look like its going to work out. So we are still looking.

The new job is... well... different. Its a whole new beast. I feel very overwhelmed and out of my league. I'm sure I am not, but at the moment I still don't speak the language. I can tell it really was time for a change, as I'd gotten very comfortable where I was. Maybe too comfortable, as evidenced by how I feel like such a fish out of water. I do miss lots of stuff about my old job. I really miss my coworkers, they are awsome! And I miss some of my projects. Despite how much I grew to loath a certain project that became far to political, I find myself tracking the status of it as it progresses. At least as much as I can from the outside world; luckily, through the joys of FOIA and such, I can track some of it. I still find myself hoping (and questioning if) this was a good move. This move was meant to let me grow professionally, and as a quality of life move, too. So I still think it was good. I just need to understand it all before I will believe it. And its not like I can go back anyway - we sold out house and can't afford to buy anything in the area again. LOL

And to leave you on a funny note, I was attacked my a ficious agave plant today. It drew blood!

Hi from El Paso!!

I guess its been awhile since I updated. I suck. But I've been waiting until I had something to update with. Instead, I'm updating from a hotel room in El Paso b/c I'm bored.

We moved back in January. We lived about 90 miles north of where we use to live (and no where near El Paso). Still in the I-95 corridor, but slightly more small-townish. Not completely rural - thats the next county up. I've discovered that as much as I hate the vast numbers of people that go along with a large-metropolitan area, I like to be near stuff. Grocery stores. Book stores. Targets. Things like that. So, we are looking for a house in the slightly more crowded, but still not a major metro area. We actually made an offer on a house, but it doesn't look like its going to work out. So we are still looking.

The new job is... well... different. Its a whole new beast. I feel very overwhelmed and out of my league. I'm sure I am not, but at the moment I still don't speak the language. I can tell it really was time for a change, as I'd gotten very comfortable where I was. Maybe too comfortable, as evidenced by how I feel like such a fish out of water. I do miss lots of stuff about my old job. I really miss my coworkers, they are awsome! And I miss some of my projects. Despite how much I grew to loath a certain project that became far to political, I find myself tracking the status of it as it progresses. At least as much as I can from the outside world; luckily, through the joys of FOIA and such, I can track some of it. I still find myself hoping (and questioning if) this was a good move. This move was meant to let me grow professionally, and as a quality of life move, too. So I still think it was good. I just need to understand it all before I will believe it.

And to leave you on a funny note, I was attacked my a ficious agave plant today. It drew blood!