Gone So Long

I had no idea I’d let this place languish so long…I would think of things to write about but then it would be brushed aside with the nonsense of the day. Life has been very busy lately and my concerns centered around others so this place was given a low priority.

A dear friend had her skull cracked open (yes, on purpose, by a professional) – with her usual amazing abilities, her recovery was astoundingly fast and complete. It was difficult to keep her still and quiet as ordered but over time she realized the importance of rest and surrendered.

There have been lots of things going on for Sarge, too…training, internal promotions, events, and Dear God the legislature was in session for months and we’d forgotten the impact it has on the schedule…but a lot of good things, too.

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Yes, Abbott has given Texas the Open Carry option which is a blessing in the hot summer – can I tell you how hot it gets in a cover shirt?! Or how unattractive that garb is for women? Phew! Yes, yes – we don’t think that it is wise to let people know “the first person to shoot” but having the OPTION is what is vital to me. While we already had the okey dokey on accidental display during concealed carry, it was always a concern. At least I can let all that go, now.

Of course, there is a lot of chatter about his recent decision to repatriate the gold from NY to TX. Can’t blame him at all. He is a very smart man – and a good one, really. I think he knows what is coming and is positioning things accordingly. As am I…a few more acquisitions added though I am fully pissed at Amazon right now and cut back my monthly deliveries. They hired that lying jackass commie, Carney. So I have drastically limited my purchases there.

These guys have arranged a great discount on a slick item…see that first link for the discount code to lower the price of the item to a very reasonable cost – I got a couple of them as gifts. We all have the tools already – the mounting system is merely a handy option for stowage.

I found these slick things and they are my new go-to for alternative funds. Easy to stow…not sure we can afford much of it but something is better than nothing, right? I really like the pre-scored sections…

Also in the works is a wedding…end of August because a certain young man is being pressed by the USAF to get in the game already, pushing it from an October timeframe to September. His path is one that is hard to fill so I think they find him a great candidate and want to get him in the pipeline ASAP. But that meant moving all other plans ahead because anyone who has dealt with military paperwork knows that getting it done from the start is far better than adding changes (like a spouse) later. So the hunt for a dress began – and amusingly the right one was the first one she tried on…she wanted to be frugal and tried on so many but none of them worked as well nor made her do the cha-cha dance. But it will require rather a lot of editing which is not included in the price and one wonders if they size you in dresses that force more editing…but it is only money!

She is a very sweet girl whose parents have been very…hands off. I don’t want to say they don’t care but they won’t help. So we’ve taken her under our wing these last few years and she is the daughter of our hearts. She is doing so much right now to get things ready – apartment near her job since he will be Gone soon…finding an alteration location…planning the food and décor for the reception and keeping it to a very reasonable price…making their invitations from standard stock with personalization to save a TON of cash…friends, advise your kids to elope. Even when one works hard to keep it all frugal the costs keep rising.

I have been spoiling Sarge lately – I don’t want to say it is a last hurrah but I wanted to acquire certain things while cash had value. One of those things was the best grill ever. And the best charcoal ever was delivered yesterday – yes, I had to bring charcoal to Texas. Worthwhile!

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But now I see how one can become a BGE widow…and go broke buying good proteins. I have GOT to clean out the freezer to make room for more meat. And get the fridge of my dreams to hold everything else…someday!

And better than that is a pal has gotten the job to suit his skills after a long wait. He is a smart guy so it was hard to see his skills languish. I take great pleasure in the success of friends – especially when they get to don wings again. It has to be so pleasing!

Lastly, in my never-ending hair pondering…I SO want to do this…maybe not QUITE that bright but a silver to grey to slate to midnight blue ombre, maybe? No? Ah…grey_ombre

Mermaid_Hair…it is a silly thing and especially with wedding hair needed soon. I have to be very careful with it and the fingernails. Beauty is a royal beotch. OH! But allow me to note for the ladies – this is some amazing makeup! If you like that Agent Carter lip color, that’s the place! Stays put nicely for some time…just advise the use of a lip brush for casual application and the lipstick itself for full-on nighttime coverage.

There you have it – a crapton of things going on and the news hardly tolerable anymore. The gears are grinding with pieces flying off and the supervisors are clapping with glee at the sight. So I am just looking at the short term, getting done what I can and thinking that winter will find me getting many things organized from the current chaos to clean, loadable stacks. But that’s just me. I could be wrong.

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