Monday, May 31, 2010

Party Mayhem







I had a blast at the pool party yesterday!


So I was told!





Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I'll be at a pool party this afternoon.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful

Memorial Day!



Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Tease

Damn!

Memorial Day

Have a safe and wonderful
Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Tease

One of these days!

Fabulous

I tend to use that word a lot to describe myself sarcastically. It did get me to wondering what it actually means as applied to myself. Obviously, I don't have the money, the house, the car, the body, etc to which most people would associate with it's use. But what I do have I think is more meaningful. Not to toot my own horn, but I think it is more of my personality that makes me fabulous, at least in my opinion. My compassion, my empathy, my sense of humor, my intellect, my handiness, my willingness to preserve, to forgive, to love, to learn. I think those are the things that make me fabulous. If I had all the other stuff I currently don't, then I would be fabulous squared or super fabulous, maybe even ultra fabulous. At least I know there is still room for growth and improvement.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Tease

He's thinking about you.

The Coffee Oracle




You Are a Basic Black Coffee Drinker



You are low maintenance, humble, and true to yourself.

It's hard for you to get excited about the great next new thing, because it's usually not that new or that great.



You are logical and responsible. You do what needs to be done, and you don't get swept away by your emotions.

You think it's important to be reliable. You wish people were as steady as you are.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Because

I met you with tears in my eyes,
streaming down my cheeks,
because you called me friend,
because you spoke when no one else did,
because you listened when no one else did.
I meet you with tears in my eyes
because the of the happiness you bring,
because of the laughter you share,
because of the smile I can't contain when you're near.
I meet you with tears in my eyes
because you fill me with joy,
because you love me as I am,
because you complete me in so many ways.
I meet you as an equal
just as wanting,
just as lacking,
just as forgiving,
just as open.
I meet you with
open arms,
open heart.
I meet you
And you met me,
half way.

Saturday Tease

Hope it's a good one!

What I'm Doing

Been working on a website for myself to promote my mad skills in web design and consulting. It's slow going. I don't want to oversell what I'm capable of only because I lack the proper software on my home computer. Should it bring any viable business opportunities my way, I'll discuss with my parents maybe helping me get CS4 and maybe a more powerful computer to run it. I'm gonna stick with the basics I can do and offer advice to tweak pre-existing websites. It was a great idea. Hopefully it will impress some prospective employers as well. Thanks Russ!

I'll post a link when it is finished and ask for some feedback.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Biltmore Trip Photos















Biltmore Blast

Yesterday was amazing! Had a great, trouble free drive to Asheville to meet up with Java, Joe, Larry and his hubby Greg. Spent a wonderful afternoon, chatting and enjoying Biltmore House with them. I had a blast! I needed it too! They are all such wonderful people. I'm glad to count them as friends.I hope to get to see them all again one day, and any other bloggers that will be in the area! I have some pics to post. I had hope to scan the one good one of all of us taken at Biltmore, but my scanner doesn't want to cooperate today. I'll have to wait to see if Larry has better luck when he returns from vacation! In the the meantime, the next post is some of the pics that did turn out well, or at least I think they did!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's Up?

I'm worn out on this job search already! Whew! My submit finger is tired. I wish I had counted how many want ads I've looked at since last week. I sent out 25 resumes today alone. No telling how many since the job search began. It's gonna take some time. I'll find something I'm qualified for at some point. Maybe some company will see my potential and low salary requirement as worthy of a risk.



On a brighter note, tomorrow I head for a day trip to Asheville to hang a few hours with Larry and hubby Greg, Java, and BearToast Joe! It will be a hoot no doubt. I'm looking forward to meeting the guys. Java and I have met for dinner before, so it will be great to see her again! Biltmore House is fabulous! I've have wanted to go back since my grandparents took my sister and I when I was 8 years old. Ashevlille is a gorgeous place as well. A favorite of Jeff's as well. He was kind enough to fill me in on a place we should visit if there is time. The Chocolate Fetish. Sounds absolutely decadent doesn't it?



When this trip idea came up, I had mentioned it to my father and sister. It was shortly after my mother's surgery. Guess I forgot to mention it to her in the interim. She called a little bit ago, wanting me to come in the morning to help mulch her flower beds. Guess my father never mentioned it either. I'm gonna call to let her know Thursday would be better. Of course, I'm sure she will have something to say about me spending the money, job hunting, keeping me up, blah, blah, blah. I'll smile and nod as usual, and do it anyway. After the last two years and finishing my certificate, I deserve a day away from here.



I can't wait to take some pics! It's gonna be fun! Stay tuned!

Tuesday Tease

Words don't do justice!

Here's Your Sign

Flame? Overly dramatic?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Afternoon Giggle

Help Me

My Hero

Thank you Russ for all your help

with my resume!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Passion Released

The tentative first touch.
The sideways glance.
Tender caresses.
A soft moan.
The sweetest kisses.
Passion released.
Basking in the afterglow.
And I'm still smiling.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Update



Somebody got laid by somebody who shall remain nameless, and it ain't either of whom you are thinking..........Now, I need to go to bed....

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Tease

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday Tease

Maybe tomorrow, I'll show you his face!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Tease

Guess he is happy to have a job!

Resume Free For All

Well, trying to keep a stiff upper lip and such, but this job searching full time really kinda sucks! I know it is a matter of time before I find something. That is what worries me, how much time? It has been a long week thus far. I have never written, rewritten and tweaked so many resumes in my life! I just hope it comes soon! At this point, I may have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding a job before the end of the month! Time and money are running out!

Afternoon Giggle

"This is soooo going on Facebook"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just Thinking

I want to write, but don't know what to say. I also have that problem when emailing Jeff. I try to make it relevant to something current, just to hide my interest. I think it's working. He is still very kind in his responses. They're never short or curt, but polite and thoughtful. I have now ran into him twice since the first of the year. Each time, he has been friendly, kind and considerate. He has even hugged me. Once, he initiated it, the other I can't recall clearly enough to say for certain. I need to find another moniker for him, "crush" no longer seems to fit. He will usually respond to most emails, a few he hasn't but they didn't really seem to require it. They were mostly meant to inform him of something. He only posted a birthday wish on my wall. Sometimes I feel like a dirty little secret. In public it just feels different than how he comes across in his emails. Course he is a Gemini, so was a previous ex, so maybe that has something to do with it. If he is with friends, they seem to stare at me. Maybe I'm paranoid. I feel like I'm intruding or being judged by them. Of course, I wish it was because I was so breathtakingly fabulous, they wish it were them I was talking to or hugging instead of him. I'm not sure what to make of it. I don't feel the urgency any more. There is still a certain warmth but not to the extent I first felt when I blogged about it. I try not to spend too much time on it. Whatever will be, will be.

Tuesday Tease

Relax, Friday is on it's way!

Bloggers Day At Biltmore House, May 19, 2010





Yep a fellow blogger has came up with a great idea! Currently there are five of us meeting at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC on May 19th to partake of the scenery and camaraderie. If there are any in the area or would care to make the trip, please contact me through my email for details! You can't have too many comrades! So get out from in front of your computer and join us! It is sure to be a blast!

How Much Is Your Life Worth?




Your Life Is Worth...



$385,500


Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Tease

Damn!

Food For Thought

How great it would be, if making friends came in an easy-to-assemble kit. ~ Ultra Dave

Here We Go

The heat is on! I've been tweaking my resume. Posting it at online job sites. Updating my LinkedIn profile. Now to hit the pavement in an effort to find that elusive job. This is the part of the whole process that had me the most concerned. Finding a company willing to take a chance on a 45 year old newbie isn't going to be easy. Moving from sales into web design with only a certificate, and a fabulous personality may not be enough. I'm applying for any job that I met at least 3/4 of their requirements in any one of the fields of sales, computers, web design, management, or non profits. Something is better than nothing at this point. Time, money and my patience is running out. Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day


Alone Nevermore

I am there when your soul cries out.
Every kindness repaid.
When your tears fall, I'll wipe them away.
Every hurt healed.
Should you need a hug, my arms you will find.
Alone, nevermore.


For you lifted me up too.
Now, I offer the same to you.
No sorrow I bring.
On this Earth, no power greater than my love for you.
A comfort in every word and touch.
A joy to fill the emptiness inside.
A light to illuminate the dark.
Alone, nevermore.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Tease

Wonder what the tatts say?

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