Life Update April, 2013

It has yet again been a while since I updated. I thought that I would give an update on what has been going on in my life. The last time that I updated this site was back a little over 3 months ago when I posted asking James out. Three months later and I am glad that I did! I know that if you go back in the archive of this site and read previous posts about ex-boyfriends, you will see that I always think that they are “the one” and that it is going to last forever and all of this. This time, I think it is the real deal.

In the past few months, we have been super chill about things and we love each other very much. It isn’t an intense burn bright and fast then go out type of feeling this time. It built up slowly and is fairly intense right now and has stabilized there. We have not argued or had any fights about anything which has never happened to me in any relationship. We both want the same things from life. A house, kids, time with each other to travel, relax and just be happy.
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Well. here I am again, updating my blog after a number of months of nothing. I really do want to update more often. If you look back in my history, I think that almost every post that I make after not blogging for a while commits to blogging again more regularly. Anyway…

I haven’t really talked about what it has been like at the new house. We have lived here for a little over a year now and I quite like it. It is conveniently located on the bus route for me to get to work if I need it and the same route goes up to Onalaska and the mall. It has come in handy a number of times since moving in.
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I sent some information to a customer about checking for interference on his line which includes welding equipment and got the following reply:

“it’s possible that my next door neighbor has secretly taken up arc welding in his living room next door, but then, now that I think about it, one of the failures happened when he was at his church giving a sermon, so I don’t think that’s it, either… (grin).”

Love it!
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So I changed my availability at work so I don’t work on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. I think these days are going to be the days that I go to BioLife, which was the original reason for taking that time off, get back to vlogging on YouTube on those days and update my blog here. I need to do some stuff like this and get into some form of routine in my life. Kohl, Alex and I are also going to start this running routine soon. I just need to find the motivation to get up in the morning and do it.

When you are running, all the tips that I have seen online say that you should do it in the morning because you are burning calories and fat from your body and not any meal that you just ate. It also wakes you up, gets the blood pumping and you can take your morning shower afterward and not have to take an additional shower if you run in the evening. I am looking forward to getting back to running. I was feeling good when I was doing it about 6 months ago, but then I ran on a high humidity day and I almost died. That alone made me lose all motivation to run. Now that summer is winding down and fall is coming, it will be a good opportunity to pick it back up. I am not sure what I am going to do in the winter to keep it up. I’ll cross that snowy bridge when I come to it I suppose.

Now off to the People’s Food Co-Op to get these amazing energy bars that I had when Laura was here. They are expensive, but totally worth it!


First, Laura’s Sister:
Ana Rocha
Born in 1977, passed away July 2, 2009. A resident of Santa Rosa, CA. Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 10th at 3:00 p.m.Vertical Call Church, 920 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA. Donations requested in lieu of flowers to cover expenses. For information contact Brenda Reynoso (mother), 526-0807.
Then, Toys R Us Co-Worker known for “500”:

Judy Hernandez

Passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Judy was born in Whistler, AL and was a lifelong resident of Sonoma County. She is survived by her children, Joe Sullivan of Stockton, CA Alan Hernandez and Jerry Gonsalves, both of Santa Rosa, CA; Reno Arias of La Puente and Judy Luna of Mesa, AZ. Sister of Marilee Sullivan and Rita Yee, both of Cotati, CA. She is also survived by four stepchildren all in Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Judy loved playing bingo, spending as much time as she could with her grandkids and family, her favorite job was at Toys R Us because of the kids. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. Memorial donations may be made to the B of A Bank, Account #0043100616. Arrangements under the care of: SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747

Emotionally Separated

Lately, I feel very out of touch. I work a lot and it is fairly rewarding. I usually get home and am very tired. Recently, it has been getting harder and harder for me to want/like being around people. Part of it is my controlling nature of wanting things to go the way that I want them to go, part of it is not at all having the same “emotional depth” as everyone else.

Let me explain; first, the controlling part. Up until about a year ago, when I wanted to do something and if people wanted to go with me, they would just go along with whatever I wanted to do, how I wanted to do it. Lately everyone wants a say and they all want to do everything completely different. A prime example was tonight, Kohl, Beth and I were talking about going camping. I wanted to have a nice camping trip with all my friends and have it be drug/alcohol free. Apparently this is not acceptable. There has to be beer. I’m the asshole for wanting everyone sober for this.

Second, so many emotional things have been coming up lately. First was the death of Teresa’s grandma. People get old and die, it is a part of life. Why are we always so caught off guard? Why do we have to have a big emotional “I don’t know how to feel about this” situation? I am somehow the only person on this planet that is emotionally detached from death. My grandmother died in front of me when I was 9 and it didn’t bother me that much. It happens. We all have an expiration date, some sooner than others.

At Walmart it seems that everone, everyday has some form of emotional issue that needs to be dealt with. “They are making fun of me”, “I can’t be here right now for 8(insert reason here0*”. My god! Can’t you just have a job and come to work and concentrate on work?!?!

Then comes this week when one of the old CSM’s was murdered by her husband. Yes, it is tragic. Yes, it is sad that they left behind 3 kids. Do we really need to spend all kinds of time on making ribbons and setting up a donation for her and her family? Can’t that be done off the clock (and shouldn’t it?) Apparently not. That and the fact that some people were crying at work and had to leave as well as needing to talk about it every 5 minutes.

ENOUGH! Please note: When I die, please do not make ribbons. Please do not make a fund for my children. Just come to my funeral and spread my ashes wherever I like. Go about your job like any other day and don’t cry AT ALL. I’m not worth crying over for one and for another there are more important things to spend emotional energy on. I seriously want to move to the wilderness and live alone after shit like this. I just don’t get people and I don’t think that they get me either. I don’t really care either. People like me keep things interesting I guess.

Feeling MUCH better

Well, after having the last few days to rest, I am feeling MUCH better than I have felt in the last few weeks. The time off of work and rest (mostly sleeping in and staying in bed) did wonders for me. I also spent the time cleaning up some files on my computer, organizing music in my iTunes to work better with syncing on my iPhone.

Beth is away visiting her dad in Spokane Washington and she will be back after the weekend. Kohl went to donate plasma and both times that he went it has turned out to be troublesome. The first day he almost passed out because of the guy next to him bleeding all over the place. The second time it was an issue because he wasn’t well enough hydrated. He will be more hydrated next time he goes so he can complete a donation.
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Working while I’m sick

Well, I am not feeling well for like the third day in a row, but I have to go to work to run the front end tonight. I want to stay home in bed and rest so I can work for tomorrow, but I am having this feeling that may not happen as when I go to work, I come home and can hardly talk and 99% of my job at is talking. We will see how it goes tonight and see if I have to call and tell that I can’t work, which sucks because I get WAY more money for than I do for ShopKo, but I am more crucial to ShopKo because I am the only one available to close the front end down tonight.

Oh, well.


Well, I have spent the last few days moving my site back to Gee, it has had such a wild ride. It has gone from LiveJournal to to my own server then to and now back to The reasons that I moved back to were pretty simple really. First, while was WAY faster than my old machine and auto-updated, it was not very customizable (at least not as much customization as I wanted). Second, updated all of the member tools so you can do your own DNS edits, installed a one-click installer for WordPress with auto-updates and the best part – I get it for free as a employee.

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