Monday, July 24, 2006

Back to reality

The Las Vegas trip was more than I expected-we had a great time. We never had to pay for a thing except the inital $20 I put into a slot machine that paid me $501!

I didn't expect the limo rides, the extra nice room, and overall I won $1200 on the slots. Rick did pretty good too-on the last night he won about $150.

The Cirque Du Soleil show Ka was the best show I've ever seen. The Rodney Carrington show was a hoot and getting to meet him afterwards was nice.

We went and saw the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, it was smaller than I thought but it was still nice.

Here are a few pictures we took:

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I have no idea where this came from...

I had a long freakin day today-working on an apartment-where it seemed that all the small things I have left are taking longer than it should. I'm almost there-the renters are moving in tomorrow-probably 5 minutes after I finish!

It is hot here, 100+, and this apartment is upstairs which seems to make it hotter up there. I finished around 8:30pm (or decided to go home before I melted). I think I started today at 1. My clothes were dripping wet, my mood was crappy and I had a headache.

Finally after 2 tylenol and a cold shower I felt better. I ate something and relaxed and had a pretty good rest of the evening, what was left.

I'm laying there on the couch watching cartoons and out of NOWHERE I recollected a memory. A memory that I know for a fact I hadn't had from the time it happened until now. Yes I still watch cartoons! This memory was so vivid that it hit like a ton of bricks.

I must have been about 8 or 9? I'm still fuzzy on the timeline. But the memory clicked and it was like I was there all over again-it was so clear. It is weird that I had repressed? it until now or that it hadn't surfaced for all these years.

It hit so hard and out of the blue that I sat up and had such an overwhelming sense of longing (my Mom and 2 of the dogs I used to have were part of the memory) that I lost my breath-then starting bawling like a baby.

It was so surreal and unexpected but I'm thankful that it happened-I miss them all and it was nice to have this new memory of them.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Las Vegas here I come....

I got a call earlier from a DJ out of LA that I had won a trip to Las Vegas.

(1) Grand Prize: A three (3) day/two (2) night trip for two (2) to Las Vegas , Nevada . The trip includes round trip coach airfare for two (2) people from the major airport nearest the Winner’s home (as determined by the Sponsor) to the major airport nearest Las Vegas, Nevada, two (2) nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, two (2) tickets to the 2006 Rodney Carrington show at the MGM Hollywood Theater, (seats to be selected by the Sponsor) (the “Show”), a meet and greet and photo shoot for two (2) with Rodney Carrington, two (2) tickets to the 2006 KA Cirque du Soleil show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, two (2) VIP passes for Tabu Lounge and Studio 54, and two (2) buffet meals per person.

This is my second biggest win ever!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A decent day

I finally got the weeds whacked on the 4plex. It was a nice day for it, overcast and cool. I still have a little bit in the front yard since I got rained out. It was a nice rain. I'll finish it tomorrow before I make a list of things I need to spruce up the vacant rentals there. I hope to start on it Saturday.

I organized a few things around here, transferring stuff to the storage shed. Next week I'm going to tackle my bookshelves and get rid of some books that I haven't/won't read to make room for a few boxes of books in my office closet.

Rick got his globe bar present in-he loved it. Guess who gets to assemble it??

I still haven't heard a word from any of the places that I applied for. I'm going to start calling them tomorrow and see if that helps any.

I found another place to apply for so I'll keep my fingers crossed for that one!

I hope everyone has a great weekend :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The yard

Everything is looking good around here thanks to the rain we got for the last few weeks. Here are some pictures I took:

The Oleander bloomed but I haven't got a picture of it yet.

The flowerbed pictures are older, I have planted some more things and these plants have taken off and look nice.

Tomorrow I get to go tackle the weeds on the 4-plex, they have gotten out of control!

Hope everyone had a great 4th :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Party Pooper

Somehow I was designated to be the one that everyone else followed to a pre-4th of July party. I somewhat had an idea of where I was going.

Then I get lost. I had been to the house before, but awhile back. I couldn't find it and finally everyone that was following me gave up! I don't blame them-but I had doubts about finding it before I even got in the car.

On top of that, no one had a phone number to call to verify the address. Oh well, I'm home and probably it was a sign.

I was going to go mow today but got too late of a start and just did a few things around the house. I hope to get more accomplished tomorrow other than a few loads of laundry, a sinkfull of dishes and a crick in my neck.

Going back to talking about procrastination-I'm doing it again and it's a vicious cycle I can't seem to get out of.

I started thinking about the application I put in recently. My credit report looks bad, and the place I applied for looks at your credit. When I was with my ex we bought several houses together as rental properties, and for some reason it lists all those houses as previous addresses. I'm worried that it makes me look unstable.

My priority is to get the vacant rentals finished, get them rented and then I'll start applying at other places, but like I said procrastination is setting in for some reason.

I want to go over a budget with Rick, but I think it'll be like pulling teeth with him! I think I'll save it for wednesday or thursday since the 4th is a holiday as well as our 4 year anniversary. He thought it was the 1st, and forgot last year as well, so I'm hoping that will mean he will go overboard on my present! Nah, I'll give him credit that he was within a week this time!

This is what I got for him, he had been wanting one for awhile:

It's funny/sad because I used to have a really nice one like this, but during the divorce I gave it away!

I hope everyone has a great holiday! :)