Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's a mystery!

I completely forgot to blog about something that I told myself I was going to blog about over a month ago. As we were leaving Pinky and SixBit's house our last Sunday in Albuquerque, Grant and I noticed something a little different about our car. Our license plate was encompassed by a holder that read, "Chuck Norris Fears My Guns." Most of my readers automatically get this joke. The whole Chuck Norris fascination that's going on in this country (and was especially popular within our little group from church) is the first part of the joke. The second is about Grant's huge "guns" - his muscles, another popular thing to talk about in our group. So, someone was clever enough to put the 2 jokes together, and made an awesome licence plate holder. Now, an obvious guess would be Cody and Erika, but they have denied this, and, knowing Cody, I'm guessing the conversation went something like this:

Grant: "Cody, did you make this license plate holder and put it on our car without us knowing?"

Cody: "What are you talking about? You have a license plate?"

Grant: "C'mon, Cody, just 'fess up. It's a good joke, and we really do like it!"

Cody: "What are you talking about? I don't even know what your car looks like!"

...etc. For those of you who don't know, Cody is a terrible liar, and often goes off the deep end to exaggerate his point of uninvolvement.

So, "whoever" made us this license plate holder, we thank you, because we really do like it. It makes me smile every time I walk behind the car and see it.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tag, I'm It!

I just realized that I was "tagged" by Pinky earlier this week, so since I have nothing better to blog about, I thought I'd post MY three-themed Meme.

Three things I am doing right now: Trying to wake up (it's 7:30 on a Saturday), typing, and thinking of a third thing that I'm doing right now and not coming up with anything.

Three nicknames: Kiwi, Kell, Kel-Bel

Three people that make me laugh: Grant, Summer, and Pinky (but she totally brings it on herself!)

Three things on my floor: A book, a blanket, and an empty plastic bag that I need to throw away.

Three things I can do: Make my 4th toe point straight up with all the other pointing down (it totally freaks Grant out), spend money, take decent pictures (totally amateur, of course. I want to take a class someday).

Three things that I love: (these are things, not people) The beach, the mountains, the mall.

Unfortunately, I'm supposed to tag 3 people, so here goes, even though I know they won't do this - Jasmine, Haley, and Cheri.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I didn't realize I was so popular!

Sorry about not updating my blog recently (like you're one to talk, Pinks!), but things have been pretty busy here lately. By the way, I just got out of bed, I don't have my contacts in, and I can't find my glasses anywhere, so I'm squinting, and hoping there aren't too many spelling errors, because I truly am blind as a bat.

Well, let's see...last week, I started a job the same day Grant started his refresher courses at AFIT. I guess I should explain the job part, though...

I had been looking for a job that would be part-time, but wasn't having any luck, so I went to Express Personnel, the temp agency which has never let me down in the past, after my lunch with Susan from school (see below). It was around 4:30 in the afternoon, so there wasn't any time for me to test my keyboarding and other skills, so I just dropped off my resume, and arranged to come back at 9 am on that Friday (this was on a Wednesday).

On Thursday evening, I got a call from Express, saying that an opening had come up, and they wanted to get the ball rolling, so he asked me some questions to see if I would be interested. He explained that it would me an administrative assistant position for 2 months with amazing pay (for me, anyway). Why would I not be interested? I emphatically said yes, and he said he would submit my resume and we would take it from there.

Friday, at 9 am, I arrive at Express, and he comes walking up to the front and tells me that I have an interview at the place he was telling me about at 10:30. So I would quickly have to do some testing, go home and change, and then go to Yellow Springs (which is about 20 minutes from my house) for my interview. The interview went amazing, and they basically told me I had the job. Jeff from Express called me later that afternoon to confirm that I did indeed get the job, and that I would start on Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday.

So that Tuesday, like I said, Grant and I both had "first-days." The job turns out to not be that great - but it's great pay, and we need the money, since we have not sold the house yet, unfortunately, so it's really not that bad at all. In the 2 months that I will be working (although, it looks like it could go longer), we will have enough money to pay for the mortgage and then some, so this is a definite answer to prayer. I guess our other prayer would be that we sell the house within the time that I'm working.

Also, for the first time in my life, I have joined a book club. It's with the AFIT Spouses Association. The only problem with that is, I just bought the book last week, and the discussion about it was last night, and the book is over 500 pages, and I started work the same week I started reading it. Needless to say, I didn't finish by last night, but that was another reason I've been busy...staying up late, waking up early, all to read this book (which I will finish. I only have about 75 pages left). I'm excited about the book club, because I've never been a reader, but I've always wanted to be. This will force me to actually read the books that I pick up.

I have also started going to an aerobics class that meets from 5:30-6:30 in the evening on Mondays and Wednesdays. I was going to a different excercise class that was from 6:45-7:45 in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but now that I'm working, I can't really do that.

I've also joined the Cooking Club with the Spouse Association, and the first gathering for that will be next week. Myself and 2 of my neighbors have really been getting involved with all these clubs and get-togethers, but we seem to be the only new people coming to anything.

Grant has been busy with homework and studying for classes that he doesn't get graded for. However, he needs to spend all this time as preparation for his "real" classes that start next month.

I'm sorry I haven't been updating. I really miss all of you and I've been meaning to call most of you. I've talked to Summer and Edie already, but Megan, I've been meaning to call you, too. I will plan on calling you tonight. You all will find that I'm the worst person to call people. I haven't even called my own sister yet, and we've been here for a month! You all are in my thoughts daily, and I hope everyone is doing well.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Catching up

In the 3 weeks that we've been in Ohio, I've already met up with an old friend from college, and my best friend, Kellie and her fiance. This section of the country is filled with people who went to PCC, so it's not surprising that I'm able to see people that I haven't seen in years!

A girl that I knew since my freshman year is from Xenia, which is maybe 20 minutes away from here. She was in town for a wedding, and gave me a call, and we met for lunch. Even though we weren't the greatest of friends in college, it was great meeting with her, and talking about old times and filling each other in on what we know about our fellow PCCers.
And then there's my closest friend, Kellie. She lives in Indiana now, which is only a 3 1/2 hour drive from here. She asked if her and her fiance, Pat, could come for the weekend, and I insisted that they did! It was a short visit, but now that we're so close, I'm sure there will be plenty of visits between now and the time that Grant and I have to leave.

This is a picture of Kellie and I at the new shopping center in town, The Greene. They just recently opened, so they have all sorts of entertainment, including this guy, who is either extremely tall, or walking on stilts.
Watley enjoyed Pat and Kellie's visit, as well, since he made a new best friend out of the trip.