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March 3, 2011

I’ve been neglecting the blog again. *sigh* It’s the usual excuses I suppose – I’ve been working a ton. I’ve worked overtime almost every day in the last 2 weeks. That also typically means I don’t get out of the house much during the week and so I’m very boring and tired of being on the computer. Howdy also got home and we’ve been hanging out (he’s kind of fun to be around). 🙂 I’ve been reading more too! And working out more than normal… more on that later.

So, just when I thought I was going to freak out and quit my job once and for all (it’s really been awful lately) – THIS showed up on my porch:

Yes, that’s an iHome, which I apparently won in a random drawing! Along with a Snuggie and slippers with a fun little department logo. It’s not the company logo, but because there are alligators that live in the decorative ponds surrounding our Headquarter building (where I used to work in Charleston), we like to joke that the gators are our mascots. The ponds border the parking lot at the HQ building and they literally had to put up a fence and signs telling people not to feed them. People also routinely go out and take pictures of them sunning themselves. Last summer someone got a picture of one of them as it killed a huge raccoon. Yeah… it’s special. But anyway, I looked at the postage on the box these presents came in, and it cost them an additional $36 and change to mail it from Indianapolis to Alaska, bet they weren’t expecting that!

In other random news – Howdy and I are officially gun owners! So next time we move, the Canadians might actually be justified in grilling us about our firearms. haha. We bought a Remington 12-gauge shotgun last weekend. At least I think it was last weekend. This week has been so long it seems like it has been longer than that. I took some pretty hysterical pictures of him doing a SuperTroopers pose with the gun. Once I get them uploaded I might put them up on here so we can all laugh at his expense. 😉

And since the following conversaion just took place…

Howdy: Well, I’m going to have a bottle of wine.
Me: Really? A bottle – not a glass?
Howdy: Yep, a bottle. It’s been a long day – Gonna get hammered.

…I think I’ll go help him and catch up more later!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2011 10:24 pm

    I never have to wonder why I love Howdy, and then he makes comments like that and I adore him even more!!

  2. jill permalink
    March 3, 2011 10:45 pm

    Oh how I miss you guys! Howdy cracks me up! Enjoy that bottle of vino!

    • August 29, 2013 4:19 pm

      , She Said Should He Leave?He Said:Should I leave my wife?We’ve been married for 34 years. I haven’t loved her for sevaerl years and haven’t had sex for nearly that long. It hurts her back. There isn’t even any affection which I seem to thrive on. I also feel there is a big communication problem because when I say something, she responds with something entirely different. She seems to have selective memory and forgets almost everything I tell her.I haven’t been looking for someone else, but when I met someone that I connect with it seems so right. Recently my wife found out about my 3rd affair. Although she was mad and hurt, she has gotten to a point where she will not deal with it. I obviously had affairs for a reason. I don’t really want to leave my marriage, but I can’t stand to remain unhappy and unfulfulled like this. We have gone to marriage couseling in the past and it lasted for awhile, but then she would forget what we learned. I haven’t had fun with her in quite some time. Most of the time I think she has her head in the sand and thinks that everything will be ok. My children are grown and one supports me that I should go where I’m the happiest. My daughter wants to give it one more try and if it doesn’t work out, then leave. The thought of ended my affair is very difficult to accept. She and I seem like we’re made for each other. But I know if I divorce my wife, it will be so final.Before you respond to this question, I want to point something out that I have noticed about women men’s response to infidelity. If its a guy cheating they jump all over him and condem him. If its a girl that cheats, they somehow seem to look at it much more rationally ..WTH? Please try to put yourself in my shoes and tell me what you think I should do.•19 hours ago•- 1 week left to answer.Additional Details8 hours agoSome of you have ask about my contribution to this marriage over the years. Since I am a Cancer, I naturally nurture, love, protect and take care of her. Since she is on fixed income and cannot work, my job as the sole provider has been stressful at times. But I want to point out that if/when I leave I will be taking all of the bills with me. During this entire time, I have taken care of her when she has shoulder aches or migraines ..she’s not confined, she just can’t sit for very long. I would do the dishes, get her something to eat, go to the store for her .stuff like that. I’m always looked out for her best interest and tried to make her comfortable. Basically sacrificing my needs for hers. Sounds similar to what women do for men doesn’t it. She in turn, has been right there for me during my illnesses. I’ve had 6 major surgeries since 2004 and she has been right by my side the entire time.You guys are awesome and your answers really help me out. thanks, steveShe Said:Should Steve Leave His Wife?Steve posted the question, should he leave his wife?I’m the other woman in this scenario and would like to add my perspective:While he was in the hospital this last time, I could not be with him as I’m an interstate driver and was out of state. I was in anguish about not being there and only survived by staying in phone contact with him and the hospital. When he called me one day, I was horrified to learn that he was sick from medications and complications, and his wife would not question the staff on his behalf, for fear of causing trouble, believing they knew what they were doing. In truth, it turned out, things were going on that caused him to have to receive two more surgeries after the initial one. When he told me she would not intervene, I got on the phone with the hospital staff and would not relent until answers were given and solutions were being sought. I made many phone calls during that time, from the nurse, to the head nurse, to the director of nursing, to the surgeon, in order to get things done. So, while she was there everyday, as Steve said, she would not stand up for him or behind him when he needed her. When I did get within travelling distance and had a weekend to spare, I rented a car and drove 500 miles each way to visit him.Steve did not say in his posting that he has moral convictions that are making this very difficult for him; I understand that and we’re dealing with that together. I don’t want to be a home-wrecker and never sought out a married man. He is not in love with his wife. We have an uncommon bond that’s being built day by day on friendship and mutual respect. I would uproot my life to be with this man, but not until and if he’s ever ready to make the life change. I’m not pushing him because I want him to be sure and have no regrets. He’s soul-searching and so am I. If he decides he cannot be with me, I’ll accept it and disappear. But he’s not happy now and we’re both very, very happy when we’re together. I want, more than anything, for him to be happy, even if that happiness is not with me. Ellie what a thoughtful, insightful message. Thank you for that.In fact, we have discussed at length what we would need to do if he did decide to leave, these matters concerning his wife. I do sympathize with her, believe it or not, and would be more than willing to help. Steve knows this.

  3. Jen B. permalink
    March 4, 2011 5:16 pm

    Nice gift from corporate! I, too, love the convo you had with Howdy…I can picture him saying those exact words and the facial expression I KNOW he made when saying it. Ha ha!

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