Monday, January 07, 2008

One Week Down...

51 more to go. So far so good. The new year hasn't been half bad. Things are looking up. I can feel my mood lifting. The wait still sucks. It always will. But I'm not feeling so stuck in it anymore. Gawd... I hope this wave lasts. I give all of you permission to grab me by the shoulders and shake me if I start whining again. Oh wait... you can't reach through the computer. Maybe just a good pep talk then. I'll do the same.

It was 65 degrees here today. In January. That's ridiculous even for Ohio. I felt bad for the little 10 yr old from across the street who shoveled my snow on Friday. All of her effort was wasted cuz the snow melted. I saw her mom outside today and asked about why she did it. She said she was just feeling stir crazy and wanted to go outside for awhile. She saw me leave and asked her mom if she could shovel my driveway to surprise me. Awwwww... isn't that the sweetest? I mean just look at this driveway! That's a lot of shoveling. I took this pic last February when we got 9 inches of snow. You can see the cheater lazy way that I shoveled it. The 10 yr old actually shoveled the whole thing! So to say thanks, I gathered up all my leftover Christmas candy and gave it to her. We could all learn a valuable lesson from that 10 yr old. Show kindness to others and it'll be returned to you, little grasshopper.

I stopped at the grocery on the way home from work to get some bananas. You're all thrilled by that revelation, aren't you? But the point I was gonna make is that I was surrounded by a sea of scarlet and gray. The big OSU vs LSU game is tonight. It's the championship. Huge around here. And everyone seemed to be wearing the team colors. A couple guys on my squad even took the day off work tomorrow in anticipation of their impending hangovers. Our team is getting slammed in the press. Apparently, we're the underdogs. All I have to say is Go Bucks!

Okay ... onto week two of 2008. Wish me luck. LOL!


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

It rained all day here... which is really unusual for AZ.
Have fun tonight watching the game..
Sounds like you are doing well..
Hugs to you girly..

Rhonda said...

I'm not sure how bananas fit into the equation, but whatever floats your boat, K.

Good luck with week 2...only 51 more to go...

Daniella said...

I remeber snow - now I see sharks, I mean dolphins :) Here's to week 2.

Doris & Dan said...

LOVE the weather and the neighbourly love. I too shop for bananas but there was nothing noteworthy about it.

Keep smilin!

Mom2Boober-Do said...

What a sweet girl... at 10 you could barely get me to pick up my toys, much less shovel snow :O)

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

We thought about you last night and wondered if you were watching the game. We didnt' do anything special this year. Just hung out at home.

What a sweet little neighbor girl you have. Isn't it nice to know there are still nice kids in the world.. ;0)

I'll be counting the weeks with you. One by one!

Joannah said...

I'm glad you're feeling better about things. Try to hang on to that optimism!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

lots a luck....but you won't need it cos it is going to be a banner year.

Hope you enjoyed your bananas!

Noemi said...

Oh your little neighbor is too sweet!

Ahh snow I really miss it! Can't wait to get my boys up north hopefully this year to see the snow!

51 more to Go!

Tasha said...

51 weeks until what? yeah, yeah, I know... Another round of 52 weeks?

What part of Ohio are you in? I'm in CLE.

OziMum said...

Aww Grasshopper - you so wise.

Condonlances, your team didn't win... (SeaStar said so!)

Here's to Week 2! I'm hanging out for Week 3 actually, our secretary is back from holidays and I won't have to work full time anymore - WOOHOO!!!

Tasha said...

per your post on my blog.
I hate football. I only think I like about football are: going to tailgating parties and having it on tv as white noise while napping.

i-Con said...

Like sand through the hourglass, baby. Yeah, that's my new pathetic mantra ;0)

Hey, only 50.5 more weeks to go. Hey, but what happens then?

Your driveway makes me achy....I will say mother nature did my driveway and I'm thanking her.

Oops to the Bucks. There's always next time (I'm just full of platititudes aren't ?)