Tuesday, June 14, 2005

My Six 1/2 Days of Loneliness

SO if you have not read from Debbie's blog lately, she has left me for a week for a youth mission trip in New Orleans, LA. I get to talk to her everyday in the evening but things are sure different without her at home. SO what I have decided to do is kind of short journal my days without her and she won't even know I'm doing this until she gets back home and sees this blog like Friday or Saturday of this week, hehehe. So here goes...

DAY ONE...

So Debbie leaves early Saturday morning and my day is already gone to a good start, I met up with a college buddy and played tennis for about 2 hours and won, too. So we're off to a good start. I run around to meet up with my little friend (he's a 5 year old boy whom I've been attached to for a little bit, he's such a trip) playing tee ball and that was fun getting to hang out with all the mothers in the stand cuz the fathers are helping out in the game. That led to a little too much women hormones and stuff but it was alright.

But the crazy moment of the day was when I was at Best Buy and was paying for whatever I was buying, the CASHIER HITS ON ME!! Hold up, hooooold up! First of all, I'm not exactly dressed to impress here (t-shirt and shorts and cap) and secondly if you have not seen my wedding ring, let me explain it to you. My ring is obvious! It's a platinum band with about 7 DIAMONDS ON IT!! HOW COULD YOU BE A GIRL AND POSSIBLY MISS THAT?! (click here for pic of it) Like that's the reason that we got it (Debbie jokes about this but I think there's some truth to it). I admit I can be a little too friendly to the ladies, Debbie knew this when we got married and understood that and was ok with it because she trusts I won't do her wrong. But God as my witness I did nothing, I was actually upset cuz it took them so long to get me out of there. So yeah, that was my crazy moment of day one.

DAY TWO...

It's Sunday morning, I slept a whopping 5 hours last night, not a good first night without Debbie. I get ready for church and church was good. I go get some lunch at whataburger...$5.51. Wow, first time my food tab is less than 10 dollars...Oh wait, debbie's not here :( Then its home I go to eat and hang out with some guys and play some PS2. My Sunday was pretty uneventful but the highlight of today was that we had a Baptism this morning, that was awesome. Also watched Game 2 of the NBA Finals with the Nielands and Robert Foster, but when bed time came around, I realized that this place is getting a little too quiet and almost creepy even. oh well, time for bed and hopefully I'll sleep a little better tonight.

DAY THREE...

It's Monday and I don't think I'll make I to the evening due to another 5 hour sleep. If this is the way its going down, ayayay. I'm not gonna make it here. it's definitely too quiet at home and the bed is comfy but debbie's not here to pick a bedtime fight with. Another symptom of debbie's absence is the kitchen. it's not looking good over there. Usually the kitchen goes to bed clean. Right now it would be lucky to even look clean at some point. As for my work day, well it was Monday and I had to square off with a customer who had issues with his coverage that HE chose and I recommended against it. Stink to be him but he chose his coverages so there was nothing I could do for him. SO that was that. I am also searching to start putting out ads very soon with a local paper, but I wont confirm that until Wednesday, but I'm praying over it. Well its off to bed again for another grand 5 hours of insomnia of sorts.

DAY FOUR....

Surprisingly I slept a little better last night, incredible how much easier it is to sleep without the TV or RADIO on! Well tonight I had to get the grill ready cuz I was having some peeps over for some dinner and my surprise of the evening was seeing Laura Rich with her "True Blue Gecho." It was really her new car, a Toyota Echo. Surprisingly roomy considering the size of it and all. But anyways, other than that there has not been much to tell about today, I am getting used to the sudden silence my apartment has experienced lately. But today was pretty normal. We'll see what tomorrow holds.

DAY FIVE...

Well today I went ahead and signed my first contract for the AUTO REVISTA, a bilingual auto newspaper that does a couple of articles as well as a lot of auto dealer ads. I figured they would be my best cost effective option as far as working on public exposure and such. Hopefully this will be a worthwhile investment that will pay dividends in the future. I'm really nervous about it because it will be a $780 investment, it's not like I drop that kind of money everyday you know but it's an investment needed to make for my progression as an agent in the Dallas area, so we'll see how it all pans out.

As for my missing honey, well, needless to say Zach has started saying that I need a woman very soon. He also said that the perfect woman for me will be in town this Friday... ;P...so we'll have to see what this woman is like since he's talking her up so much.

DAY SIX...

Apparently, my signing on with the AUTO REVISTA guys is already paying off, they invited me to go to a dinner involving used auto dealers in the dallas area. So I went to to see what it was all about. Well I met with many owners and GM's of these dealers and I think it was definitely worth it so I am already happy about this arrangement.

Debbie called and said today was their play day in New Orleans, they went to the French Quarter and some other places in the area. But the funny thing is that her parents from overseas called me, too. My father in Law called and started singing "Are you lonesome tonight," in a funny Asian accented Frank Sinatra style (if that makes any sense).

I really am getting anxious about their return. I finally managed to get used to sleeping without Debbie in the same bed but I bet I look funny sleeping with a pillow in my arms...

DAY 1/2...

Today they finally return. It's been an odd week but I think it was good for Debbie and myself to be apart for a little. Now the final chapter of this week is about to come to pass....HOLY CRAP I NEED TO CLEAN THIS PLACE UP!!!! The kitchen, the bedroom, the living room. AYAYAY! Well, hasta luego, I am off to go clean this place up or else I may not be around to continue posting. God Bless. My baby's coming Home!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Treadmill Bed

So it's been a little while since my last posting but bear with me. I go to Longview, TX to drop off my "little" brother (those of you know why that's in quotation marks) for his summer internship with the church there. The place we stayed at was a church members house, thankfully we did not have to stay at a hotel that night. Even though I am thankful for the sleeping arrangements, there is a little story that happened the night we stayed out there. The room provided had a comfy and soft full size bed. Now even though one of us (ME) is a little bigger than the other, theoretically we (Debbie and I) could still share and sleep in the same bed without one of us falling over.

Now REALISTICALLY is another story. Some of you don't know but Debbie and I like our space at night. Like we really like our space. We currently sleep in a queen size mattress at home and Debbie likes to roll over to the middle or "accidentally" throw an arm or a leg on my side. So to avoid any problems, I decided I would sleep on the floor. The floor wasn't comfy though but you know what was....The treadmill in the room. I put a body pillow on the running area belt and the other on the base of the treadmill and I was good for the night. Debbie couldn't believe that was possible and was just surprised I was even comfortable but it was all good, as long as nobody turned it on in the middle of the night.

Until next time...