Monday, December 31, 2007


We've spent most of the day watching the Barrett-Jackson auto auction. Someday, I want to go to see that live. There is an action and energy that is somewhat reminiscent of a sporting event. Of course, I think I'd enjoy it a lot more with a million dollars in my pocket.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


My parents left this morning, and John's father will be here this evening. We're right in the middle of our 12 days of Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

May Santa bring you enough love and hope to fill your heart and make your spirit soar. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007


They're here! 'Nuff said. ;)

Thursday, December 20, 2007


My father, mother, and (bigger than me) little brother are on their way! It's about a 22-hour drive, so they should be here late tomorrow afternoon. Here's hoping for great weather and a very safe trip!

Happy Birthday!

Today is my father's birthday. He's... older than he looks. ;)

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Monday, December 17, 2007


According to John, today has been an excellent day as far as the job hunt goes.

He's in an excellent mood. This evening, he bought me a Happy Birthday ice cream cake. No, it's not my birthday. He just really wanted an ice cream cake.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Regarding Assateague Island...

The job was delayed, and will not be starting until after the beginning of the year. John is predicting they will extend the delay until spring though. Ultimately, we're not counting on it.

In other news...

We heard from the infamous "Lisa in Phoenix" today. She is currently recruiting for a job in the Rockville/Frederick area.

John contacted the recruiter regarding the Meadowlands Xanadu project in New Jersey. The recruiter explained that the hiring company is so big and important to the recruiting company, that he is not willing to push them for information.

Damn, our Christmas tree looks good!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Lately, John and I have taken to asking JJ what Santa says. His linguistic skills are a bit lacking however, and his reply is a most politically correct "Ah, ah, ah".

Monday, December 10, 2007


A long time ago, my cousin told me a story about the building of a highway designed to span the entire country of Argentina. The short version explains that a crew of builders for said road started at each end of the country, and worked toward each other in the middle. Unfortunately, by the time they each reached the point where they should have met in the middle of the country, the two roads were a good mile apart.

Metaphorically speaking, that's how life sometimes works. Things just don't match up. But not today. Today I will revel in the sweet satisfaction that comes with making a connection.

Frozen Star, read Angie's post today. I think you'll find it to be of interest.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


We put up the Christmas tree today.

And on a completely unrelated note, I've made a decision. I am refusing to feel depressed, despondent, or any other negative words starting with the letter D. Instead, I am going to make a conscious effort to relish the hell out of at least one good thing each day.

Okay, maybe it is related. I'm super-happy that we put up the Christmas tree today!

Friday, December 7, 2007


Well, both Tucson and Buffalo are now out. What's in?


But hey, they let us keep the webcam...

Wa Hoo.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


If you get a chance, look up Meadowlands Xanadu. A recruiter called and asked John if he wanted to be part of that project. Um, yeah! (Even if it is in New Jersey.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


John just got off of the phone with his mother. She is recuperating quite well. Already, she's been up and around at the hospital, and tomorrow, she's expected to go home. She asked that I send thanks for all of the well wishes. Hopefully, she'll be logging on herself again soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


John's mom is going in for surgery on her back tomorrow. She reads this, so please leave a comment to wish her well.

We're so sorry we can't be there with you tomorrow, Mom. Know that we're thinking of you, and we wish you the best of luck for a speedy recovery. We love you!