Busy Busy Bumblebeee’s

I have been pretty damn busy with just about everything lately.  This is why I have had a really hard time blogging lately.
Mainly I have been damn busy with work.  It seems its pretty much all I do these days.  But I am not complaning.  I knew it was going to be busy towards the end of the year.  I haven’t been getting overly stressed out like I have in the past.  Just soo busy I don’t know what to do next.
Every once in a while I do force myself to break away from it all and go to a movie or something.  I have come to relize the full extent of how small of a town and how redneck they seem to be.  Two of the movies I really wanted to see this winter came out in early December, RENT and Pride & Prejudice.  I wasn’t able to watch either of them when the first came out because neither would be coming to Vernal.  It doesn’t suprise me that RENT didn’t come since its a broadway play about Aids, Gay’s, and Drug use.  I was however suprised that Pride & Prejudice didn’t come here.  Instead they insisted on getting and keeping movies in the theatres that I perticularily didn’t care to see.  I did end up watching Harry Potter three times and eventually went and saw RENT and Pride & Prejudice in SLC when I picked up my friend Robbie from the airport.  He is out here visiting me now and is going to stay a full week.  It is quite the change from his sunny surroundings of Phoenix, AZ.  But, I am glad that he is out here.  I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like to since we have gotten back in Vernal, but, I told him that I would be busy with work if he came out.  Yesterday I was at work till 10 PM and he ended up hanging out with my mom and my neices.  I wish I could have been there to see it.  They say he did really good with the kids, which is very nice to see.  Some of the past people I have dated wanted nothing to do with kids.  I just hope I can spend some more time with him later on this week and make up for the first part of it.  It has been enjoyable having him around though and I hope he is finding a way to make it bearable out here.
I was able to finally attend a Microsoft Conference in Denver the first part of December.  It was really enjoyable and I did learn alot.  But while gone my work load got even more piled up then before.  Now I am just trying to manage my time so I can peek over the top of the pile.  Maybe one of these days I will get a little caught up.
I sit here now and its 2 PM and I still haven’t gone to lunch.  Just waiting for something to finish uploading so I can get back to work.  
I got to go snowboarding the day before Thanksgiving in Steamboat Colorado with my Brother, Lil Sister, Nephew, and some friends.  It was pretty fun except the Ice was sooo damn snow packed that it hurt like hell when I would fall.  And that was pretty damn often.  Chase ended up taking lessons and he loved that.  At least this time I didn’t get a concussion though.
My dad came to visit us in Late November and we had dinner and played the family card game of Smut.  Its basically a card game where the first one out gets to put makeup or something else dirty all over the looser’s face.  By the end of the night only one person didn’t have it all over their face.  But this was mainly due to the fact that the kids were haivng too much fun painting eachother’s faces that even people that wern’t loosers got it.  I’ll attatch some photos from that night and any other interesing ones that have came up since my last post. 
But my file is done uploading now so I better get back to work 😉

Getting back to things

I’ve been pretty busy with Work and other things lately so I havnt’ had as much time to write my blogs as I would have liked.
Halloween was a little different this year.  I went out Saturday night and met some of my siblings there.  My Brother and my Little sister were there.  I went with my friend bill and my ex, Jay.  It was a pretty fun night.  It was nice to see that I could get along hanging out with my ex without getting emotional for a change.  So, now we can maybe hang out a little more togther.  Everyone in our group got along great and had an overall good night.
For halloween itself I had to take my mom down to my grandma’s so I could take them up to the airport really early in the morning.  I had to get some work done once I got down there so I went over to Borders and hung out there at the coffee shop.  This is what I did for my ever enjoyable Halloween.  Once I got back to my grandma’s that night I couldn’t sleep for the life of me.  I stared at the ceiling from 10:30 PM until around 4:50 AM when we had to get up to go to the airport.  I think I might have dozed off for maybe a half an hour through the whole night.  So that pretty much wrecked my next day up in SLC since I hadn’t gotten any sleep.  And on top of that I got sick.
So I made it back to vernal and came to work the next day even though I wasn’t feeling too well.  I got some of my work done but I went home early, then the next day I ended up staying home because I was too sick.  I did make it to work on Friday though.
I went out on Sunday to SLC to stay and get away for a while until my mom got in from Peru.  She had a great time there even though she was almost quarentined.  I guess she can’t go on a trip to a forign country with something exciting happen.  We went and ate some yummy Shushi at Tsunami’s in Sugarhouse ( http://tsunamislc.com/).  I twas sooo good there.  I can’t wait to go back.
Each time I go out there it does make it a little easier to live in SLC for the moment.  But at the same time it makes me want to move out of Vernal even more.  I really do wish I could get out.  But, I don’t want to leave my job behind and wouldn’t dare leaving my boss in that state.  At least until maybe late next year when we get some of our current customers settled.  I wish I didn’t have to leave my job since I do love it soo much.  But I don’t know how much longer I can stand living alone in Vernal.  It does get lonely out here sometimes.
Anyways I am going to attach some photo’s of the Girls and also some of Halloween. 

A Trip to the city to clear my mind

So, things didn’t quite work out with the local river rat.  Maybe we can be friends or something.  But our differences were too much I guess.  Is what I would really like is someone I can build a life and a home togther.  Basically what I had with my Ex.  But I screweed that up.  I wish I could find someone who would rather spend time around family or the house then out partying I guess.  I sorta doubt that is going to happen any time soon out here, but I doubt I am ready for that yet.  I am still feeling emotionally unavliable and don’t think I would be up for a relationship yet.  I guess I am still having a hard time letting go of my Ex.  I still love him deeply and wish he would give me another chance.  But thats not gonna happen anytime soon.
So with all this on my mind I needed to get away for a while and sort some things out in my mind.  I do need to get my life straigthened out and work towards a better life.  I feel bad that I have neglected certian things in my life.  I have neglected my ex and some of the people close to him.  My reasoning at the time was that it hurt too much to be around him or people that constantly reminded me of him.  But that is a lowsy excuse and I really need to make it up to them.
But on with me getting my life straightened out.  I need to start spending more energy on the things in life that will help me out such as getting in better shape, fixing my finances, and education.    Maybe if I get a decent education, have the experience from my Job, and get my finances in order, some day I might be able to move to a city where I have a decent chance of finding someone to spend my life with.
Hopefully and maybe I will get lucky and find someone here in town.  I would like to do that since I do love it here.  But in a couple years if I am still here and single and able to get my life togther I just may have to move away.  But only if I have to. 
Anyways … sory about the poor pitty me story.  I do have soo much to be thankful for.  I have My Family and few friends that I do love and adore.  I also have a great boss and job that I would love to continue for as long as I can.
I did have a great time in SLC and it was very relaxing.  I went down to the library to work since its such a good atmosphere then hung out with my friend roger.  On friday evening I went down and stayed the night at my grandma’s.  In the morning we woke up at 5AM and went and hiked Timpanogos.  It was soo pretty there watching the sun rise over the valley’s.  It was a great hike but a long one.  We did at least 8 hours of solid hiking.  I am going to attatch some of the pictures from that trip to this post.

Lagoon with the family

I went to SLC with the Family as planned an picked my dad up from the airport for a weekend.  It was a really good time and I had alot of fun.  But, at the same time it was hard also.  It was really good to have all the siblings and grand kids togther with my dad but it was depressing at the same time because we knew he had to go back to his personal hell once sunday came.  We got into SLC late thursday and went to Best Buy to try and take my brothers video card back to trade it for the right one.  He had gotten a PCI Express instead of an AGP and of course when he got home he had torn the box completely apart (Too Excited I guess).  But the guy at Best Buy seemed to understand how those things go.  So we got the new card which turned out to be $40 cheaper.
After that we went and ate at red lobster (the kids kept dipping EVERYThing in the butter.  It was making me sick)
Then we headed to the hotel and played in the pool till we were wiped out. 
In the morning we went and picked my dad up and went to a sportsman’s show.  I ended up with Rylee coloring things in the back.  After that we headed up to Lagoon for the day.  It was alot of fun and we went on some cool rides.  Chase even went on the collosus and this swing that pulls you way up in the air then you go flying back and forth.  I ended up going on a sling shot like ride with my sister.  This was the highest ride in the park and you sit in a little ball shaped cage and then get shot up in the air.  Then you bounce up and down for a couple minutes.  Talk about a thrill.  we did alot of other rides like the rattle snake rapids and everyone seemed to have a great time.  we eneded up leaving around 9 PM up to Park City after grabbing some dinner.   I was soo wiped out that night and ended up sleeping in till around 9:30 the next morning.
The next day we went to Park City mountian resort and went down the alpine slides and did some mountian biking.  The alpine slides were a blast as we raced down the tracks.  When my brother and I went down mountian biking for the second time though I crashed hard and went head first into the ground.  I heard my neck snap several times and got up with a peice of my lip on my shirt (Ouch!).  After this we headed out for another family dinner then headed back to the motel room.
On Sunday we ended up going to the Zoo.  This was a nice day to do this but the kids were gettin really tired and cranky.  So after about three hours we had had enough and took my dad back to the airport.   It was really hard seeing him leave and left me in quite the mood even still to this date.  I hope he can get away from that town and closer to home soon.  I know it will probably be January before he gets to leave that place.  But, I can always hope for sooner.
When I got back to work on monday I was quite tired and in a cranky mood.  Probably due to being depressed, sleep deprivation, and going to work at 5 AM.  I ended up bitching a couple people out before the days end which I rarely do.  So, after I had had a rough day at work and the guy I am currently seeing telling me that we need to move slower… my brain was fried and emotionally drowned.  I ended up going home early at 3:30 and chatted with the guy I am seeing’s Ex-boyfriend.  After a while of that I went to a movie with my friend Bill to get my mind off of things (Thanks Bill). then went home and tried to sleep some of it off.  Talk about an emotional roller coaster ride of a weekend I guess.  I can’t wait to get back into a normal swing of things.  Wether that be with a bf or without one I will just have to wait and see.
But time to get back to work and try to figure out a couple of these strange issues.

If it wasn’t for Bad Luck I wouldn’t have any Luck at all

So, The past Month or so It seems as if I have been in one hell of a Dump as far as luck Goes. 
It all started out With some health problems and me having to get my Tonsils removed (Ouch).  After that I did have a great trip down to Phoenix to visit my friend.  But, when I got back my luck seemed to continue.  I started having a humming noise in my Jeep Cherokee and when I took it in to get fixed I found out that the rear differential had gone out (There went $1,200 out of my pocket).  My jeep is now in the same shop for the same thing for the Fourth time now.  I think since it first went in the Jeep has actually been in the shop more then out of it.  A Week or so after that I had to have a root canal done by a speacilist in SLC (it had some freaky hook thing on the end of it that made it hard to remove).
Then I had a break and went to Gay Pride out in SLC which was really fun.  I got to hang out with a bunch of old friends and even my good friend from Phoenix. 
I was overly intoxicated from all the festivities in SLC and was Quite hung over on Monday when I came home (Guess this is my own fault for drinking soo much).  That night I had a friend calling me letting me know he had moved back into town from Vegas and wanted to go out for pool.  So I agreed and went out and played pool and drank till the bar closed at 1:30 then we stayed up till early in the morning bulshitting.
 … More to be continuted soon