Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Rainy Day

I marked one year on the new full-time job last week. One year. It has been since 2005 that I had a full-time job and I had forgotten just how much it involved to be on the clock pretty much all the time.

I really enjoy the new job immensely. It just totally kicks my ass most days. I miss my down time and extended lunches reading the newspaper.

But, that's ok. I do like having money to pay the bills without robbing Peter to pay Paul as much as we had to. We will close on a mortgage refinance on Thursday (knock on wood) that will shave off 3+ years of payments and about $30k in interest fees. Can you believe that? I about wet my pants when the mortgage lender told me. We'll be going from 6.3% to 4.5% interest rates. I think we're locking in at the right time as the interest rates look to be going up from here on out.

I have about three more car payments to make and my '05 Kia Edona (the S fell off while we were in Indiana in July) will be all mine and no longer the property of me and Chrysler.

Other things going on in our lives? Hmm, where to start. UNT Mean Green men's basketball starts next week (WOO HOO) ... although I'll have no hot young Collin Mangrum to watch and cheer for. The whole family is disappointed with that, but no one as much as me, I think. He'll be playing for SMU this year and we're going to try to make it over to Highland Park to see a few games. I'm not sure, though, if they'll allow me to drive the old Edona in that part of town. I'm sure the cops will be following us because we certainly won't look like we belong!

My handsome hubby was selected Ref of the Year in one of the local adult soccer leagues. That was pretty exciting. I'm very proud of him.

My poor Rangers made it to the World Series for the first time, only to choke once they got there. The Giants just had better pitching than we did. Plain and simple. FC Dallas is in the MLS playoffs. We scored some free tickets Saturday and saw them play. My Baylor Bears are No. 20 (or is it No. 21?) and I'm thrilled. We're bowl eligible for the first time since Pickle was a baby back in 1994!!!

And, I'll be 42 on Sunday. I can remember thinking that I'd be 32 in the year 2000 and, gees, that was soooooo old. To think I'm going to be 42 just seems weird. I don't feel 42 *except when I've been sitting for a long time, then I do.*

Going to have lunch with two of my best friends tomorrow. I'm excited about that, too. They've just gotten better looking as they've gotten older. I've just gotten older and chubbier and greyer and ... I better stop before I depress myself.


  • At 8:50 PM, November 02, 2010, Blogger Blasé said…

    42! My Goodness!

  • At 9:04 AM, November 07, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations on the the 13th anniversary of your 29nd birthday! I'm sure it will be a GRAND day full of pampering and cake!

    I'm glad I checked your blog today, you've posted several times since I last strolled this way. Several good things have been coming your way!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite Texas sis-in-law!




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