I AM!! Seems like I type out an apologetic post every 6 months or so. Scratch that, I just checked and my last post was well over a year ago. How embarrassing! I remember the days when going 3 days without posting was a tragedy. Sheesh! Anyhoo, enough blabber, let's get down to the updates, shall we?
In the past 19 months since I last posted here we've:
Celebrated Geof's 7th year on this planet. He's growing up so fast, it's breathtaking. He's doing great in school and just started the 2nd grade. He's still my world, of course!
Gotten another cat. This is Gonzo, he came with the name from a nice lady via Freecycle
. Most dog-like cat I've ever had, I love him!
Bought a house. We've actually been here for a year now, officially becoming homeowners on August 26, 2009. Our piece of the American Dream come true. We all love
Built a fence (and in doing so cut a natural gas line!) Here's a picture of Geof hauling out the boards for Nathaniel and a picture of the repaired gas line...talk about unwanted excitement!
I learned to drive a manual transmission. Nathaniel wanted a truck, and Nathaniel got a truck...with a manual transmission..that I get to drive everyday. Yay. This beast took a couple years off my life because of the stress trying to learn how to operate it safely. We've had this since March of last year. I get to drive it because my commute to work isn't nearly as far as Nathaniel's who, by the way, is no longer on the road! He works out of Charlotte now training new drivers and we get to see him a lot more!
Celebrated our 7th and 8th wedding anniversaries. This past August 31st was our 8th anniversary. The traditional gift for the 8th year is bronze. Since our first anniversary we've given each other the traditional gift for that year. Sometimes they're gag gifts sometimes not. This year I got a gong! It's about 13" in diameter and came with a stand. It really comes in handy when trying to get Geof up for school or calling him for dinner or just annoying the crap out of anyone in the house! Sorry, no picture, maybe another time.
Took Geof on his first trip to the beach. We went to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the village of Rodanthe (the locals pronounce it: Row-DAN-thee). The movie Nights in Rodanthe was filmed there. We had a great time.
I lost my Grandfather this past June. He went into the hospital to have his gallbladder removed. 3 weeks and many complications later he passed away. It's been a very traumatic chapter and I miss him very much.
That's all the major updates I have for you. Some good, some bad, and all a part of my life. So, that's what I've been up to, what about you?