Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I'd do fine in any marriage or relationship that I was into from the get go... I'd do fine with any pet too that I chose and selected and consciously pursued. I'd be more loyal than you might imagine, and loving, and dedicated, etc.. I'm a giver.  the cat I've been fostering was a stray I found and only fed it because I knew that's what my vet friend would want me to do, and I knew she is actively involved in adopting out cats etc...  I should have let her come over and trap it in the first place instead of just feeding it as an outdoor cat all summer until it was too big to really find a home for. I realize that now. it never grew on me and I never wanted to commit to 12 years or more with an animal.  But dont' think I haven't been completely supportive and loving to the stray. It's had only Iams cat food and it purrs anytime I'm around to pet it , also I play with it a lot, sometimes I'll run away or run at it, other times a sort of hide and seek. nothing more fun than surprising it when it comes to look for me and it jumps with its arms in the air. ha! It's been well fostered.
The good news is I found a home! A student who has a sister whose cat died a year ago, wants to give it to her as a gift. She says she's a real cat whisperer and will have my cat loving her in no time etc etc. plus she'll keep it as an indoor pet. which my vet friend was glad about. They want it after Thanksgiving break so hopefully all will run smoothly and the cat will have a new home. :)
that's the end of that.
I'm eating dinner after back from Cross fit. I decided I may not go anymore after November.  I have a dilemma . I REALLY don't like the music at times. Sometimes it's great 90's rock, current dance songs etc.. really motivating, what's not motivating is the expleicit lyrics that come on every now and then, I guess it's on shuffle.  lots of n word, or four letter words, or today something about look his balls?  the sound and tome of such songs is sort of just dark and angry and doesn't motivate me at all. . In fact, I can say I'm never in an environment where I hear a lot of strong language if you know what I mean. I kind of thought I'd get over it, but I'm not. and it's worth it to stop.I'm alwasy sort of wondering about the kids in there 4 or 5 year olds or whatever hanging around while parents work out. songs just play right on. great parenting. Basically I plan to sort of look around for other cross fit places, maybe sort fo ask around if they are explicit lyrics a lot or not, I dunno. I'm sure this sounds completely ridiculous to many of you who swear like a sailor day by day and think nothing of it in all your macho bravado feel like a man express yourself ways, fine fine. It's never been a part of me though so I'm withering. I love the people and the intense workouts. already my legs are building and butt, I can feel it. I love all the cardio etc..It's just how I feel. So I'm going to give it some more though, but at the end of November I might bail out. I dunno, maybe go back to doing workouts at Ymca after work and keep swimming laps.
I might also be motivated by the thought of handing over the $600 for 6 months. I might just pay $135 for December and then decide what I want to do.hmmm . Otherwise I have been pretty busy for a while now. Last Friday I was with a committee the entire day intervewing people for the position of dean of my department at work, my new boss ha.  4 by skype and one in person. there were 3 very strong guys that I'd love to work under, tow older and one about my age, alldifferent and with different strengths,/personality.  one thing interesting is that the one my age didn't have a tie on and with the awkward close up of sitting infront of his camera, you could see his unbuttoned dress shirt with his undershirt underneath and chest hair around his neck line. ha my boss who was on the committee wasn't impressed. oh come on! my boss commented that would he work well with upper administration etc blah blah. oh puhlease.... of the five, we almost sent 4 through for a second inteview as we were all going over our favorite 2 or 3 to send on.  I had to speak up about NOT sending 4 forward, because what was the point of us even being on a committee. if we just sent 4 and then the VP of academic affiars just picks the new dean? what was our point of weeding out just one of the candidates... if the 4th candidate ( with least votes) ends up getting hired, I'll know the whole commitee thing is just a big red tape ruse. ha!  I have faith though that one of our top three and hopefully my top two will get the job. :P
Saturday I got lots of laundry done, sat down to grade papers and got a text from my brother who lives south of OKC. He wanted help putting up a fence so I went over there around 11, after a trip to lowes for screws and pizza delivery for lunch that his wife called in, we got to work. He'd already had the poles cemented in so I helps get all the cedar wood panelled sections up and held still while he screwed them in etc.. good work.  he told me about going for a procedure this week where they were shoot two wires into his uretha near the prostate because he has trouble always going to the bathroom at night? something like that, apparently the same doctor my dad goes to, and my dad had been encouraged to have it done as well so now he's happy to wait and see how it goes for my brother and then reconsider. ha.  I'm no longer going for pizza lunch on Saturdays in town. i decided to sit out for a while and save the $12 each Saturday ( 7.50 for the lunch special and $5 into the online jukebox). I went over to S and B's Saturday night. they invited me over to eat some of the buffet food they had out, I wasn't clear why they were eating buffet style until I got there and saw that it was B's homecoming reunion with all his friends over for dinner. oops, i showed up in my house shoes and sweats and whatever long sleeve tshirt. ha ha. I walked in anyway and was nice and kept buddy S company a bit chatting him up in the kitchen. Sunday was put clothes away day and clean up and get the wreath stuff out from last year and a table set up in the front room to work on.
I'm not going to Cuba. decided to put traveling on hold till I get some things worked out. goals and such.  I am setting goals and putting ideas into action. I am pursuing enrolling in a night class next Spring for digital video editing ( profs can take class for free at my college). I am also thinking of saving up and getting a camera Canon SL2 is my decision so far. I like the idea of it taking photos and video. (Thus the no travelling for now and why I don't want to cough up $600 for 6 months to crossfit just now either.) I want to learn to edit my own videos and prepare content for online, basically all my summer time in the yard, I could share with the garden club. also I want to edit some videos for class etc blah blah. we'll see where it goes.  I am also going to take a floral design class at a college in okc. have always wanted to and want to move forth and just do it!
I have plans in February to go to Kansas City for a garden club winter meeting, and the following weekend I'm going to be in Wichita Falls for a Men's conference that is church related.  next semester going to be BUSY whew! however!! I plan to be teaching only 5 classes (15 hours) and not the 23 I am working this semester. Yes, less money but more time for living. please! :)
This week is going well, I've been doing morning swims, stayed late at work til 6pm to get things done for some classes and made it by the post office to drop a package in the mailbox.. and then today I followed through with leaving work a bit early so i could go by Precure off of Council rd to get some winter Kale they had smaller (affordable 1.19) and violas ( the smaller pansies that grow better/last longer). I'll plant them around the yard saturday. I also had time to go by Target before Crossfit and get my sister some $3 wooden chargers they had for holiday table settings.
this weekend I"ll be working on four classes of papers coming in to grade, the biggest paper of the semester, woot woot. but grading goes pretty smooth , as I tell me students, by now they make it very clear by the effort they put into their paper what grade they are happy with getting in my class. ;)
I also will be getting Christmas decor down from attic (YIKES) because I want to have 4 Christmas wreaths ready to bring to AR while I'm there over Thanksgiving break.  I gave all my siblings and parents one last year, so this year I'm making them for my friend T , the married couple i always stay with, my best bud J and his family, AND also the family that T and I stayed with in CO last May, they are coming to AR this year so I'll also make one for them to take back.  yes, holidays are coming!! how wonderful, can't wait for break! :P  cheers all have a good week, thanks for checking back to this long time going blog.