Browsing the blog archives for February, 2007.

So goes my crazy life – Sunday February 18, 2007


> My sister and I single-handedly ran the shop AND the store, with the back-up support of some wonderful men – the machinist, the welder, the fabricator, and the service man.

> I had an accident biking home from work.  Nothing serious, but my bike needed some repair.  Thankfully, I know some people who do daily bike repairs.  The accident was inevitable.  After all, 50% of the people I know who bike to work, have been in an accident.  So, I only know two people who bike to work.  The one had an accident, the other didn’t.  According to our record, it’s more likely that you WILL have an accident.  It’s just a matter of when, and wether you’re carrying a pizza or not.

> The former agnostic/atheist was caught whisteling the tune “If you’re happy and you know it”.

> I very valiently attempted to make a delivery over the mountain in a rear-wheel drive pick-up, in a snowstorm.  Thank God for 4-wheel drive pick-ups and men who drive 4-wheel drive pick-ups, who are also capable of driving rear-wheel drive pick-ups and rescuing this damsel from distress.  Note to self:  when driving a rear-wheel drive pick-up in a snowstorm, avoid mountains at all cost.

> I put in a 50+ hour week.  I know, I know, some of you do that all the time, but have a life beyond work.  This week that meant I spent approx 7 hours on the road getting to my job (due to wonderful mother nature), spent too many hours shoveling out, spent some precious time with some dear neighbor girls over Hot Chocolate and cookies, and spent some time at the coffee shop with four people whom I call friends.

> Arrived home one night after a long day of work, walked in my door and it felt as cold inside, as out.  O.k., a bit of an exaggeration, but it was 60 degrees or colder.  After determining that the furnace seriously was not going to run, I called on some people (the kind of people I go to coffee shops with) and they came up and had my furnace running in just a couple minutes. 

> Thank God for Sundays.  He knew what He was doing when He created a day of rest. 

> And last of all. . .  I really like those people – the ones I go to coffee shops with.


Life in the fast lane – Monday February 12, 2007


It was a balmy 41 degrees when I went to the Post Office at 4:15 today.  Met my mom there.  I kinda hope it waits to really snow till at least 2:00pm.  I have a gazillion deliveries I’d like to accomplish tomorrow, as well as drive home, before this crazy storm arrives.  

My life has been pretty much spinning out of control lately.  I’ve been working my tail off.  And when I’m not working, I’m traipsing across this crazy country.  Out to SM one weekend to see my dear friends, off to Georgia another weekend, and then a weekend in Lancaster with my family.  Then this past weekend, my sister and brother came to visit me. 

And the busyness continues.  I’m working a five day week this week, in addition to the 10 hours I’m gonna put in for my home based job.  Market wanted me to work another day, but I refused.  A six day week plus 10 hours is just nigh to impossible.  The money will be nice, but having time to think is also nice.  

I’m ready for life to fall into a nice pattern that I can work with.  Just a simple, uncluttered, unbusy life would be nice.

I’m tired.  Going to bed.  Hoping for balmy, no-snow weather tomorrow morning and afternoon.  Later.