Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Well, hello there!

So, I've been recording my training at work so that people can play it on demand. I have a lot of respect for the people who are professionals, because I have to do at least seven takes before I get one that I don't stop in the middle with an, "Oh, fuck me...cut!"

I'm getting ready to go to Kansas with Mom to visit my sister and nephew. I think I may try to sleep on the plane. And nap when Henry naps.

Yeah, I'm tired.

Lola has been making these gagging, coughing noises all day- a little scary, but she's in good hands with Matt.

I woke up screaming the other morning, because I thought there was someone running into the room. That's a really great way to start your morning, let me tell you.

I don't really have any other news.

I am so very boring. Gagging dog, cursing, screaming woman.

Husband still bald, recovering from a virus.

We're a freaking sitcom.

Peace.

ae


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Racing with the Clock


Long time, no blog.

It’s been a busy time. Whirlwind trips to Atlanta and Knoxville; Henry’s Birthday, Mother’s Day, Brittany’s Graduation… we’re partying fools!


New bras, visiting with the extended family, making cookies, shaving Matt’s head bald, packing, unpacking, repacking…


Matt has done some volunteering, I’ve picked up materials for a donation drive at our office – and Saturday, I’ll try to give a little blood.


And, of course, the five-day grind to boot.


Big party this weekend celebrating the 11th Anniversary of my company – which ironically falls on my actual 3rd Anniversary with the company.


This morning after my training session, I need to go grab Lola from the vet, where she had a sleepover. I always hate that.

This weekend belongs to me. Whew. Much needed! I am actually going to focus on prepping for a brief Mom visit, plus the trip to Kansas.


And yes, there will be naps.


Here’s a few photos…

ae




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Angry

You know, I try to keep perspective. I try to see the best in everything, but I feel like I'm living in a technicolor nightmare.

The flood, as you know, was merely inconvenient to me.

But I learned last night of friends whose brand new home was flooded, and the more I watch the news, the more I learn of water restrictions, free tetanus shots, friends who can't get to work, ruin, debris, closed businesses, power outages, people losing everything.

And sadly, Nashville is the bastard stepchild of news these days. We're not Louisiana covered in oil, and we're not a bomb that didn't detonate in Times Square.

I am angry. I am sick. I am tired.

Where the hell is CNN? Where is FoxNews?

There are a dozen people saying it better than me.

But I needed to say it. I bought some food for Second Harvest, we've offered tools, food, showers and babysitting to friends, but I want to get up, get out and do SOMETHING.

And all I can do is watch the news and cry.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I've Never Seen Anything Like This

So, over the weekend, in a 48 hour period, Nashville got 13.7 inches of rain.

And now, Nashville is fucked up. Well, not all of it - but much of it. It's insane.

I was so focused on getting the gallons of water out of our basement on Sunday that I had no idea what was really happening outside my little bubble. Matt was in the air, headed to California. I basically didn't realize how bad it was until I took a break from ShopVaccing, and found that the power was out on 8th, and that 65N was washed out. I did what any sane woman would do. I went to Waffle House, had some lunch and got the hell home. Where I continued to suck water out of the cellar.

Basically, it's a mess.

I heard tonight that the house of some friends living West of town got flooded. And folks, this house was brand-spanking new, built to spec. I feel sick. I can't really watch the news - it's intense.

Because let's face it, a Sunday with a ShopVac is nothing compared to having your life turned inside out.

Yesterday when I was watching the news, I kept hearing people say, "I've never seen anything like it." And I thought- jeez, what a cliche. But you know what? I have never seen anything like this. And I hope I never do ever, ever again.