Leavin’ on a jet plane…..don’t know when I’ll get back again….no but seriously!

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A tad bit of irony this time with my Book of Face status.  We all remember the song by John Denver  “Leavin’ on Jet Plane”….WELL (as Jack Benny would say…) I placed this status up: “I’m leaving on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be back again…” as I was heading out to Aspen…and now I am stranded IN Aspen!  (Get it?  In COLORADO…John DENVER!  STRANDED)  OH no?!?!  NEWS FLASH!  Justin Bieber’s voice is changing!  Dang puberty!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kffacxfA7G4.  YES, I got BIEBER FEVER!  WHOOO!

Today we decided to get some late dinner.  We are waiting on pizza now.  At happy hour this evening we overheard a story as told by our table neighbors.  You see coming back from where our campus is set up going into town is a round-a-bout.  They were talking about these kids who were chanting “round-a-bout…whhhaaaaaattt!”  Long story short…they went around the round-a-bout like 5 times chanting and screaming!  Amazing…simply amazing.

Day one stranded in Aspen.  Success.  🙂

 

http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/snowed-in1/

Yes this is a real thing for most Americans right now....making it very hard to get home....

 

 

NOW I was able to get out of Aspen that next morning.  HOWEVER, not home quite yet.  I am currently Day 2 stranded in Denver.  When I arrived in Denver I got an email alert saying my itinerary had changed.  This usually means a cancellation.  And that assumption was correct.  I got a hotel, wandered aimlessly around the airport to get my stuff situated.  I ran into a customer of ours (mind you in DENVER and she lives 4 hours away and in the same state that I reside in and I never see her!), got to play with a little tike, talk to a woman about rest and relaxation therapy, and finally got to my hotel.

At the hotel, I got everything set up and went down to eat.  It was pretty funny.  I met a gentleman who was originally  from Michigan.  It was a great lunch.  There are other like-minded people out there and its refreshing when you find them.  I also met a gentleman named Eddy Money, a group of people from a company that uses a lot of labels, and a guy from my hometown!  It was an awesome time.  So this morning I moved into a different room and I am trying to get my flight stuff addressed.

Out of anyone to be traveling alone, I think I may be the best at it.  I make friends everywhere.  Not a problem.  I actually had fun talking to people.  It makes the world so much smaller.  I can’t be upset at anyone because we cannot control the weather.  I am not going to get irritated with anyone and I am just going to figure it out.  You also figure out a lot about yourself when you are forced to explore.  Life is good.

 

I can ALWAYS make friends! 🙂

 

 

So here I sit telling you about my mini vacation.  It has been refreshingly wonderful.  I love it.  I have been so blessed.  I must tell you that I am ready to be home.  God apparently needed me here though.  So for now, I sign off and continue this adventure!

Happy Snow Day!

The CatMan

Holy Socks

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Monday, Monday, Monday…holy socks.  I want to dispel a nasty rumor that is going around that Catholic’s have special socks.  On Monday, I had a holy sock on and my friend thought that we actually wore “holy” socks!  I lost it.  No, unlike the Mormons we do not wear “holy” underwear, or socks for that matter.  Mine, just so happened to have a hole in them.  sigh.  Silly people and their silly believes and thoughts.  heavier sigh.

Today, I am torn.  I am torn because I have so much laundry to do tonight and just not enough time.  I have too much things on my mind to focus clearly and my blackberry just got reformatted and updated.  Now it is running like new.  Billy Joel is getting me thru this apathetic work day and making it more bearable.  Is it bad that today I just don’t care?  I don’t care to be taking on my horrifically long to-do list from heck, or if I don’t care that I am starving and have yet to eat lunch?

A friend of mine shared with me a dream of hers…it was fabulously epic!  She dreamt that I was dressed up as Sandy from Greece, leather and curls and all!

Yep this is definitely me! HA.

Absolutely the most amazing thing.  Lets just put it this way, I can relate.  You know I go for all the bad dangerous guys!  Like my last boyfriend Mo.  He was a biker that I met at this Country Western Bar here in town.  He totally asked me to take a ride on his Harley.  It was love at first bike.  🙂  It was better than I could have ever imagined.  My long flowing hair just blew in the wind.  I must say there was no feeling like it!  Sigh…and then he broke my heart and told me that he wasn’t into girls anymore.  I cried for days then, I moved on to the next man!    I am a serial dater you know…or maybe you didn’t know…well NOW you know  😉

CatMan got her grooooove back…look out!

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Yesterday was so much needed.  I think I feel more like myself than I have ever!  I feel like this stage of my life is picking up where I was shattered and create a beautiful masterpiece that will allow me to mature and grow into an amazing woman!  Not saying that I am not amazing now, but DANG (I am trying to give up my nasty habit of cussing!) think of the possibilities!?!?

I was given a card of a single Realtor in the area thanks to my “nail lady Lily”.  I will put it this way….I was definitely not his type.  He is a regular there and I am pretty sure that he was looking for a skinny mini model-esk girl that he could swing around and take out like a Barbie.

Does this look like me? UH I DONT THINK SO!

NEWS FLASH, I am definitely NOT that girl!  🙂  Well just for the record, I do clean up nice but I would rather do my own thing versus have some lousy expectations set for me to fit a mold!  I broke the mold with my awesomeness thank you!

I received a letter from my dear friend D.Robb who is in the Army.  He is one of my best friends and always knows how to make things better.  I wrote him back a letter. D. Robb and I go way back and it was just fabulous hearing from him.  I miss that man dearly!

Sunday was spent with a Nick while I was in recovery mode.  I must say we did a whole lot of nothing and it was the best night ever!  We watched Braveheart, played “spoons”, and ate Hawaiian pizza!  I swear he is like an OLD GRANDPA!  He had a crazy night on Saturday and so he too was coming down if you will.  I feel so secure with him…there is never a care in the world when I am hanging out with him and in fact he introduced me to a new therapy for being pissed off!  My newest therapy–shooting off fireworks!  HAHA.  I felt so amazingly relieved once I lit my little Sparkler Ball (yes that is what it was ACTUALLY called!).  It was a rush because I am usually not coordinated enough to use a lighter and do two things at once but, last night I conquered it!  It was amazing the amount of liberation I felt when I tossed it across the open lawn!  🙂  10:30pm hit, and grandpa was ready for bed!  HAHA!  Between him and my friend Nick man, they make my life so much better!

Now on to my Monday, today I realized I didn’t have any jeans clean for work so, had to dress up dang it!  It kind of stunk because I know that I will be doing kind of some dirty jobs if you will.  Today has been great and very productive thus far.  I was itching my foot this morning and I realize I definitely had a hole in it.  Typical Monday!

AND I just got off the phone with good ol’ Herb to which he had the HARDEST time hearing.  HE WAS COUGHING AND CLEARING HIS THROAT LIKE MAD TODAY!   I asked him how he was feeling.  I asked ” Herb how’s your lungs feeling?”,  “meh…who?”,”YOUR LUNGS”, “what the hell are you saying?”, “your L-U-N-G-S!”  (I had to actually spell L-U-N-G-S!) “Lunges?  what are you saying?”… “NO, L-U-N-G-S!  You know what you breathe with?”…..”OH LUNGS!  Oh they are just fine!  I feel good!”…. “OK that’s all I needed to know buddy!”.  This is a very typical conversation for us…going back and forward for 5 minutes until the message finally gets across.  Oh well.

Today life is good.  I am so blessed and I don’t thank God enough for it!

Simply Beautiful...

A little bit of ME time…

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I began my weekend with a movie with a dear friend.  We saw Hereafter, which was amazing.  Then after I met out with some friends at a place called The Rusty Spur.  Last night, I danced like crazy!  I took on the persona of a sexy cow girl drinking my Beam and Coke.  I was complimented on my smile by a complete stranger (how simply amazing is that?), told that I looked cute and confident, told by a friend from HS that my Facebook statuses were something that she could really look forward to and over all it was just enough to keep my spirits up on cloud nine.  🙂  I was simply amazed at what a great impact on my spirit.

I must say today was one of the most rewarding days for me in succession with last night.  Today, I finally felt satisfied.  This never happens.  My little cheerleaders took 1st place at their state competition.  They did so well and I was so glad to see the stress and hard work pay off.  I have provided their link:  

.  This has been the biggest stress as of lately.  Between the girls attitudes, having to discipline, condition, and shout thru things–it became exhausting.  All of my emotions, all of my energy, and time placed into helping develop these girls and finally it has been rewarded in their eyes, their parent’s eyes, and my eyes.  🙂

We had the best ride home in the world.  I am pretty sure that we all were the talk of many dinner conversations due to our craziness.  We were listening to music or all kinds, getting truckers to honk at us, and over all singing our little lungs out.  I have no voice now because of it.  We were laughing, and over all just enjoying each other’s company.  When we got in, I went and got my nails done with my best girl friend.   It was so nice seeing her.  So pleasant  🙂

Currently, I am watching Love Actually.  What a beautiful movie!  It gives me such great hope.  I cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings  🙂

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands." -Robert M. Persig

And so tonight, I sit and ponder what little changes those bits of encouragement have made in my life and wonder how might I return the favor to help my friends feel the same way!  What a precious gift!

Peace and love  🙂