Thursday, July 17, 2008

A total freakin NUT

That would be my girl Erin. She hasn't changed a bit, I first met her at college and after a few encounters, we became fast friends. She actually is the one that introduced me and my now ex husband....that's ok, I forgave her long ago ;) ..

Anyway, I totally dig this girl, she's a little wild (but in a completely harmless way) and fetchin funny as all get out. I tend to be a little on the reserved side, but NOT her, she doesn't care.....she'll start talking to anyone and everyone. In the elevator, at the blackjack table, at the mall. I admire that, cuz I don't talk to anyone. I'm more of a don't look at me, don't talk to me kinda person.

So, I picked her up from the airport, a little late, on the account that I had a date!! Yay me!!
We checked into the Hilton, (Erin and I, not my date!) and bs'd into the wee hours of the mornin. We took the monorail to the strip and walked to the Fashion Show Mall. I wore crappy flip flops........note to self...NEVER wear again, blisters and raw skin in between my toes...ouch!

We shopped, walked, hit the Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace, walked some more and then made our way back to the hotel. There was some kind of fitness convention going there were some mighty fine menfolk walkin around with all their muscles and fine bodies. I SO appreciate a man with muscles. Erin had to hand me a tissue once or twice cuz I guess I was drooling a little. Can ya blame me? Sheesh.

We ate dinner at Quark's which is a Star Trek themed restaurant, a little weird.. our "embassador" came to take our order...and they had full costumed people walking around. I'm so NOT a Trekkie.

After dinner we sat at the blackjack tables for awhile, well long enough to lose all the cash I had on hand. This cute guy sat down next to Erin and before I know it they are deep in conversation. A conversation that embarrasses me just a little, but E had no qualms about getting a guys opinion on something that I was wondering about. Something that I can talk to my girlfriends about,but not something that I would go up and talk to with a total stranger. She doesn't care, she just figures Hey, I'm never gonna see this person again, so....why not. Why not indeed. Needless to say, she ends up making friendly with the cute guy and he hangs with us for the next couple hours!

We all ended up losing our butts off and then went and danced the rest of the night at this little lounge that had a really good band, singer.....whatever they were. It was just a guy and the girl singer, but she was good and we had a great time.

I'm such a dork, cuz these were the only pictures I took.

Erin and I picked up my kids from their dad's house and took them to brunch. It was good to see them. Ash has been down there since Father's Day and of course Jordan lives there with his dad, so it was really good to see them both again. Ash will be home on Sunday, thank goodness. It's been too quiet and pretty lonely. Ah, aren't they cute!!

Anyway, we had a great time and it was a much needed distraction. So, thanks visit I'm heading your way!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Much needed!!

A weekend in Vegas baby!!!

My girl Erin is flying out from WA state and booked us a room. I'm excited about catchin up with E and relaxing, maybe hittin the tables, the pool, the strip...catchin the sites, eh, whatever we want. It's been a couple/three years since I've seen E so this will be awesome, she was needing a break and knew that I could use a distraction, bless her heart!

This past Sunday I went to a devotional with a couple friends, the topic was faith vs fear. It's amazing how answers come when you need them. Whether it's a friend flying out for the weekend, or words of wisdom that really hit your heart. The devotional reminded me of one of my favorite quotes that has given me strength in the it is. I love it, it's simple but powerful.

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.

I'll try to remember to post pics from the weekend!! Take care, and thanks all for your sweet comments!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Out of the Funk

finally, the past couple weeks I've been way funky. I've been drained of all energy, it's like something is sucking every last ounce of life I have in me. There are, I think several reasons for's an emotional thing that is taking it's toll on me physically.

1. My sister and her family are moving even farther away, only an hour, but's another freakin hour.

2. My bff is moving 4 1/2 hours away from me, she only lives 1 hour away now, and will be leaving me lost, alone, isolated, sad.........Just kiddin. (not really, but I don't want to make her feel bad)!

3. My other single friend is thinking of moving to Salt Lake which is 4-5 hours away. When your single, having other single friends is like life support. Life sustaining nourishment for the soul. When you have friends who have been through the same things you have, like divorce, surviving the single mother thing, worrying about our children, stress over money and everything else that comes with it, well it's nice to talk to someone who "KNOWS" exactly what you are going through.

4. This one got to me more than anything, my long distance relationship is no more. I'm not going into details, but it left me numb for awhile. I'm just starting to come out of my "coma" and get back to thinking that life will be ok. It's been a difficult pill to swallow, but I've survived this far, I'm not going to give up now!!

Anyway, I have to keep reminding myself that "When God closes one door, he opens another"
Well, I hope that there are all kinds of windows and doors opening right now, and one day I will find the right one to walk through.