May your SPIRIT live on.

Well, I sure have not written for awhile. My last post was awhile ago.  I need to get on this again. Show some focus! As for being able to get up early and exercise before I head to work. That’s not exactly working out for me. 5 am is just a no-can-do. Actually…it’s a not-want-to. I KNOW..after all that talk about loving the early morning and high expectations. It’s not that I’ve given up on it…it’s just that I’ve decided that I like to sleep. I knew this already of course, but after getting up around 5 am a couple of times without the productivity I had hoped for, I’ve decided I might as well stay in bed. I HAVE been pondering which hour of my day that I can devote to jumping up and down and throwing some uppercuts and squatting my a** off though. I’m down to my lunch hour…but the only shower at the Tribune is in the boys bathroom. Don’t ask me why they have a shower in the first place, and really don’t ask me why it’s in the boys restroom. I’ve asked myself this very thing. Decided not to make a big deal about it. So my lunch hour is out of the question. My second option is right when i get home. Because after dinner is no good..I suppose 9 o clock at night is the second perfect time to do this. Anyway…just wanted to let you know it’s still a work in progress. Although it shouldn’t be! Just freakin do it.

In other news…the Dodge Spirit died. After 20 years of running like a well oiled machine…well…make that 15. The holes in every single thing that holds any type of liquid got larger, and it wasn’t just the car. No…it was me as well. It needed like a bottle of oil a week I swear…and I let it go a little too long without an oil change. Transmission Oil leaked…I filled the coolant every OTHER week. It just QUIT on me two years ago in the middle of an intersection on our way to my son’s birthday party…spark plugs were bad. The radio quit working…so I just know it did have its issues, but sometimes I can’t help but think….I murdered my car, and let it die and slow oilless death. But I pulled it together… cleaned it out and said goodbye to it, and left it for scrap at a local body shop, so at least I know it’s parts will go to good use.

With the help of my boyfriend’s parents who live in Waverly and his sister, Kris, who gave us a heads up on a car that was listed on the State Patrol Bulletin Board, we found a car! In all of my years…of driving my first car…

A two-toned 1988 Lincoln Continental, 

A beat up old Ford Truck,

A cute Ford Escort a friend totaled 

and a 1990 Dodge Spirit I drove for 5 years…

I finally have a car that was born in the 2000’s.  

Yay. And thank you to all who helped. 🙂 It’s funny that I find it amazing I no longer have to ROLL down my windows, or open each door to unlock it individually. I don’t need to put headphones in on my drive, or let my car warm up for 30 minutes just to defrost the windshield. Quite possibly in the summer I won’t find myself wanting to bring a change of clothes after a two hour drive in 90 degree weather. I don’t need to manually click my blinker into place when I want to turn, and I will never let my battery run out again because of leaving my headlights on. I can actually hear Tatum in the backseat when he says something to me, and I can actually hear myself think! On long trips I no longer look down only to find myself going 87. Cruise control is great. And don’t get me wrong, these things aren’t NEW to me. At one time, my radio, blinker, air conditioning, locks, cruise, and oooh yeah, gas tank opened by itself and all worked perfectly. I just kind of dealt with it, and let it last as long as it could. And to my dodge spirit. You were a great little car, and drove a wonderful little life carrying some pretty great ones. May your spirit LIVE ON!

I’m just super thankful every time I get in my car, and turn it on and feel a comforting hum, back out of my parking spot, and thank God for all the great things in life. Like nice cars and good people.

So, that’s my car story. I just really can’t feel complete about it until I go on a long trip with someone in the passengers seat though. Which will be happening this next weekend. My son’s birthday is next Sunday, in 5 days. Almost four years ago, he was actually due…5 days ago. So I was quite ready for him to come out, and ever since that day, each one has been filled with more smiles and love than I could ever imagine. So I’m quite excited for Saturday which is when the birthday party will be held. Then the weekend after that, I’ll be heading to Hastings to catch up with some friends I have not seen for a few months. I miss them terribly and need a taste of comfort. And Winestyles…and some bluegrass country at The Listening Room. Then….the weekend after that…Nate and I are celebrating our one year anniversary. By indulging in some miniature golf and beers at as many bars as we can physically make it to…starting at noon..on a Saturday. So romantic right? We have some other plans…but it’s how our relationship came to start….and it’s all for a good cause. So I’ll sacrifice a Saturday to do this…I guess. Then there’s a bachelor party after that, and that weekend, I think I would just like to borrow an xbox and play a certain game (that is pretty nerdy…so I’m not going to say..but it does look like this) and sit on my couch all weekend and play the whole thing.

Yup…sounds like a good time. And of course get some hardcore workouts in.

After the month of February, things might slow down a little for us, but probably not. I kind of like it fast paced, as long as I have time to smell the roses and take a few moments like this. As for this weather. What the H!? It is Nebraska and don’t we all love a good “psyche!!!!”. . . not. It’s nice, it’s cold, I go jogging, I slip walking out the door. I go 65 on the highway, I go 35 mph. At least we are always a little surprised here when we wake up. Always makes for good office talk. And it’s kind of nice to leave a little early to ‘beat the weather’. I really don’t like driving with my face two inches from my steering wheel…but it is what it is. And after this we get to look forward to thunderstorms, insane winds, and possible funnel clouds. Fun.

I could keep writing forever, but there is my update for now.

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One thought on “May your SPIRIT live on.

  1. Lauren says:

    I love your blogs. 🙂 They make me smile. AND miss you!! Congrats on the new CAR! HAPPY BIRTHDAY (early) to Tatum! Time flies!!! Hope to see you sooner than later. Xo

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