July 31, 2010

It was time....

I think it was over a year ago... It was time to do it again. So I did it!

I made a doctor appointment on Thursday and had some blood drawn. Yesterday the doctor office called me to tell me the news.

HIV negative!

A necessary part of our lives now, isn't it? At least for us single people. Plus, I just wanted to know....

I had a great date last night and now I'm headed down to see my friend on his farm south of Waco. It has been way too long and this visit is long over due. I think it'll be about a month or so until his wife is back from her tour of duty in Afghanistan. Woohoo!!

I know, this is just some random thoughts today...

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

July 29, 2010


I love to dance!

Y'all should know that about me by now... I've been feeling the need to get out on a smooth wood dance floor, get a hot man close, hear some music that makes you want to move, then fall into a nice rhythm as you move as one around the floor.

I love to two-step! I'm bi-directional... meaning I can lead and follow. :-)

Many many years ago I learned to ballroom dance at BYU. When I moved to Oklahoma City and went to my first country western bar and saw people two-stepping I knew I could do it. But I made myself learn to follow. I stumbled and stepped on a few toes, but I eventually learned. It's nice to give up some of the control and be led around the floor lost in the music. Then I finally let the secret out of the bag that I could lead.

I don't go out dancing as much as I'd like. And now that I'm in a much better mood and know a hot man that can dance, I'm itching to get back out on the dance floor.

The following song is a great song to dance to... hopefully soon I'll get out there. If anyone finds themselves in Dallas, chances are you'll see me out on the dance floor at the Round Up Saloon.

Enjoy the song and the words... and keep on dancin....

July 27, 2010

Happy Jim

I'm feeling much better!
The clouds have finally lifted!!
The cranky, moody, want to be alone Jim is going away...
Yea, work is still crazy...
The weather has been hot! (But I should not be surprised, I've lived in Texas for over 14 years now!)
I'm enjoying just being in the moment...
I'm just feeling better!


July 23, 2010

Family UGH!

I did something this morning that I usually don't have to do. I got this email from my elderly aunt in Utah.
Ultra conservative.

It was about some new bumper stickers and how they've gotten more aggressive. "Obama and Osama; both fund terrorism" type themes. And some about how the gays are ruining the country. Blah, blah, blah....

Then her comment: "I love these, where can I get one for my car?"

I hesitated only a minute before I hit reply and said; "I love you aunt Arlene, but I am very offended by these."

Maybe it will mean something to her...? Maybe it won't. But I cannot read that and ignore it or just hit delete!

And does anyone wonder why I'm not close to my biological family anymore...?

Anyway... hope y'all have a great weekend!

July 20, 2010

Nothing new here

I'm still here... just lurking in the background. I've just not been feeling like sharing stuff lately. Or maybe it's a severe lack of creativity, energy and inspiration.

I've been getting a few sentences into a new post to just lose interest before I even finish the thought.

Work is still crazier than ever, maybe that has something to do with my mood and lack of energy too. I come home from work and don't even want to speak to anyone.

How is everyone? If you really want to come say hello, come find me on Facebook.

OH... I did see Inception. Loved it!

July 13, 2010

Planet OCD


I haven't posted in almost a week! My how time flies when you've got a new obsession! LOL

A friend introduced me to a new iPhone application and game. Godfinger.

Here are some sample pictures of my planet:

I need a life...

Hope y'all are doing well. Please plan the intervention carefully... I won't go easily or quietly! LOL

July 7, 2010

Random Question Wednesday

Share a discovery you have made recently that has improved your life.

You would have thought I had learned this "discovery" years ago... maybe "rediscovery" is a better term; but I have learned that your attitude is what makes you happy!

Even in stressful situations it is better to have an optimistic attitude, it really makes a world of difference.. for you and those around you. No one really wants to be around someone who is always negative or always bitching and complaining.

I truly believe in karma. It's all about the energy that we put out into the universe that usually comes back to us three fold.

OK, sharing time; what is a recent discovery you've made that has improved your life?

July 5, 2010

Enough already!

At what point in our lives do we realize that we have enough?

After last weeks neighborhood yard sale I still have this stack of old clothes sitting on the bed in my guest room/office (thank goodness I don't have any guests wanting to visit me now). It has made me realize that I have enough clothes. The extra stuff I sold was too small to wear anymore (really, I'll never be a size 30 waist again). I could still clean out the closet again, for things that fit but I haven't worn in years. I have enough clothes. I don't need to buy any more.

I also cleaned out some small stuff from around the house. I have enough 'stuff' for my home. I don't need to go buy anything else! Of course things will break and wear out and I'll need to replace things, but that's different than needing stuff for your home.

I also love my home! I have enough room for me and any friends that want to drop by. Last weekend I was talking with the hosts of a party I went to, and as we were sitting in their "formal living room" they commented that they usually only walk past this room, they never really use it! This seem like a waste of space to me. That's why I know that I have enough room for me. I don't need a bigger place with rooms that I wouldn't use.

We live in a society of feeling like we never have enough. Maybe it's the commercials on TV telling us that we need these new, latest and greatest things! We need the newest fashions and we always need things bigger and better!

Is maturity what tells us to stop buying more? As I get closer to the half century mark I have finally realized I have enough "stuff".

Or is this just contentment?

July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th

I was planning on going to visit friends in Austin this long weekend, but I woke up with a sore throat and stuffed up head. UGH!

I stayed down, slept most of yesterday, watched 2 movies and got lots of rest. Day-Quil helped too. So I'm feeling much better today, but not 100% yet.

Dallas has been getting a ton of rain this last week and a few more showers are forecasted the rest of the weekend too. But I need to get out of the house today!!

Hope y'all have a safe and happy July 4th!

July 1, 2010

meh... again

I'm in one of those moods again.

Maybe it's because it has been so hot already in Dallas... maybe it's because work has been very stressful... still!! Maybe it's because my sinus' are all stuffed up... and my neck is sore... still!!

I come home from work and the gym and just want to have the TV on for noise.

Whatever it is makes Jim cranky! And make Jim say "MEH"

What are some suggestions to get me out of this mood?