Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An update for Mike

A friend who shall remained unnamed (heehee) gave me a little razzing for not posting in awhile. He even insinuated it was because I've been distracted with my Lady. Yeah, he might be right. :)

So here's a few details about what I've been up to........

The sale of my house was supposed to have been closed today. Turns out the title company had issue with the Quit Claim Deed and said it was missing one word: "single" after Ell's name. What a load of crap. So now I have to wait until I get the original in the mail and then get it amended. Grrr.

When the house is finally sold, I'll be giving away almost all of my possessions. The appliances, the furniture, everything, has a name attached to it and will be gifted to them when I finally get around to moving out. It's an exhilarating feeling to know I'll own very few earthly belongings when it all shakes out. I've done the math, and everything left will be able to fit into a small minivan. It's such a cool thing to literally be starting over.

If anyone is paying attention, 11-11-11 is almost here. I have some amazing plans to be up from the time midnight switches the date to the end of the day. To amp it up one more level, I plan to spend the 11:11:11 moment on 11-11-11 with my lips attached to my Lady.

And speaking of my Lady, that relationship is going so well. We have an amazing connection on all levels, and everyday I'm more convinced this thing is as real as it gets. She makes me unbelievably happy and so fulfilled there have been times I've wondered if I've ever been more perfectly matched to someone in my life. With my history there's a lot to think about, but even with all that internal reflection I can't deny this Lady fits. I am so dang happy having her in my life.

And there it is. An update for the masses................. and for Mike. :)

Saturday, October 08, 2011

At the Bank

A guy came into my office yesterday and this was the conversation that followed...

Customer: I bought a truck yesterday at a dealership and now I don't want it.
Me: Umm...
Customer: There's something wrong with the front end, so now I don't want it anymore.
Me: Have you gone back to the dealership and talked to them?
Customer: I don't think they'd be very nice about it. Can't you just cancel the loan for me?
Me: Well, that's not exactly how it works. When a dealership uses a bank to do their financing, they are in charge of the paperwork. It doesn't go through the branch. But if you'd like, I could make some phone calls to our bank headquarters and see if I can help. Would you like me to do that?
Customer: What good would that do? They didn't use your bank for the loan.

I love my job.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I need new pants

Last winter I posted some news about my weight loss. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter I took a downward spiral as I dealt with the emotional turmoil of my divorce. I gained back over twenty five of the forty pounds I'd lost, and to be honest, the full maximum of the weight I'd lost was due to having the flu. So from around Christmas until mid-summer this year, I floated around the three hundred range and once again felt gross about myself.

Skip ahead to August..... I mentally slapped my face and reminded myself I am worth more than my weight or my bad eating habits. I once again committed to good health and my future and set myself back on track. I'm happy to say that between then and now I've lost all the weight I'd lost before, and even more. To add to that already good news, I now weigh less than I have in the last ten years. And I'm not looking back.

To put numbers to this, as of Monday morning I've lost 52 pounds. Every day I have more energy and feel stronger. This is awesome and I'm so happy with my decision to be healthier.

Just wanted to share.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Finger Webs

Last night I took my lady to meet some of the most important people in my life. It was a fun night of good food, laughter, and building friendships. But the thing that made the night for me was the drive home. She'd had a long day at work and as the clock turned into the next day, she took my right hand and laced the small fingers of both her hands into it and fell asleep as I drove the hour to her house. Every so often a bump or curve in the road would wake her up, and she'd re-thread her fingers into mine which made my heart smile every time. As this relationship slowly grows, it's things like that action that remind me this is worth all the effort I'm putting into it. This is a really special lady and I'm better for each hour I get to spend with her.