Thursday, August 31, 2006 I did another "survey"

A to Z about Me!

A - Age: 23

B - Band listening to right now: The Fray, Jars of Clay, Joss Stone

C - Career: Education

D - Drink or smoke: I have never smoked. Never even actually touched a cigarette that was outside of the box/carton (i used to work in a grocery store). I drink occassionally. Get 3 winecoolers in me.....whew

E - Easiest person/s to talk to: Ayron and/or Dawn lately my sister and I have been talking too

F - Favorite song/s at the moment: "Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts

G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy bears soaked in vodka at the bottom of a jello shot. Oh wait, I just wrote that I don't drink. Ok, so there are exceptions, mainly my dads halloween party (carrie and michelle make great jello shots)

J - Junk foods you like: oreos and twizzlers

L - Longest car ride ever: one to florida when I was like with Ayron

M - My favorite Sport/s: soccer

N - Number of relationships you've had: 2

O - One wish you have: to have a happy life by my standards and no one elses

P - Phobias: Being left alone.

Q - Favorite Quote: "Statistically, those who eat their own buggers are healthier than the rest of us." J.O. or "That zebras got BALLS!" ME

R - Reason to smile: my three nieces

S- Song: Isn't this a repeat of "F"

T- Time you woke up: woke up and offically got out of bed are two different times for me

U - Unknown fact about you: i secretly long to tour with a musical. RENT! Ahh that would be awesome

V - Vegetable/fruit you hate: squash, but pinapple makes me break out in hives

W - Worst habit: i tend to over worry

X - X-rays you've had: ankle, knees. Had nuclear testing and ultrasounds on my gallbladder

Y- Yummy food/s: My dad's pancakes (ayron's getting really close at making them)

Z- Zodiac sign: i'm on the cusp. sometimes cancer sometimes leo

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Let the circus begin

For those of you who have had the "honor" of visiting my hometown during Labor Day weekend, you already know what I'm going to rant about. This weekend is the BIG fall car auction out the the K Auction Park. Ok, big deal you say. My relatively small town (to me it's small) has slowly become the place for crazy, stupid, bad driving, rich idiots to congregate this week. Today is the start of the auction, so our town is pack and just plain crazy. Here's proof of these peoples craziness. While in high school I worked at a grocery store. Over labor day weekend we had some rich big wig from Texas come into the store, throw a fit that we didn't carry "his" brand of gum. Once he finally decided on a pack of .60 cent gum, he paid with a hundred dollar bill. Sometimes I begin to wonder if this weekend is worse than fair week. Yes, the fair has creepy carne guys and all of the redneck freaks from the surrounding counties show up, but at least the blocks around the courthouse are the only crazy ones. This weekend, the whole town goes crazy. It's like people forget how to drive. Oh, and the restaurants are packed. Which brings me to my next point (wow, this blog is really ADD isn't it).

Ayron's birthday is tomorrow (he'll be 25). I thought about trying to get everyone together this weekend at a restaurant for a nice family meal, but since all of those crazies have come to town to trade their "collector cars" (see note below) you can't even get a reservation in Ft. W. Blech, we were going to try to get out of town this weekend, but our checking account won't allow us, so I guess it's another Labor Day weekend stuck in town. At least we don't have to park cars for any athletic events anymore.

Note Below: While driving north on the interstate yesterday I saw a frightening, yet hilarious sight. A beat up old truck was pulling a trailer full of golf carts and cars. Granted, this is not an uncommon site in my area around this time of the year, but here is the uncommon part. He was pulling the Flintstonemobile. The one from the movie! A beat up old truck full of rust holes was towing this huge purplish car. It was hilarious. Ok, so maybe you had to see it, but it was a funny sight for me to see!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New Job

I started my new job today. I'm going to quite my part time deal with the golf course, its not worth the money and the constantly being screwed over by the schedule. So, back to my new job...

T, a fellow employee who is there to help me, and I spent the day observing the alternative school. We are responsible for creating and teaching a program for students who have been expelled or suspended from 3 public districts and/or the alternative school. We are starting this program from scratch with the probation department and the school districts. Its kind of cool to know that I will have helped create this program and get it off the ground. I am excited, but nervous. We are starting with virtually nothing. If anyone knows of any place I can get gently used materials of any kind for free or cheap (our budget is based on grants) let me know by emailing me at Anything we can get our hands on at this point would be greatly appreciated.

Freak at Night

Last night Ayron and I were watching the news in bed and we heard a banging noise. We realized it was coming from the door by our bedroom. Keep in mind we don't use this door, and it soon will be taken out and walled up. I have crap piled in front of the door and we just basically use the little entryway as storage for now. So anyways. I start freaking out and hide under the covers, juvenile, I know, but come one. Ayron gets up, grabs a hunting knife from his closet and goes out into the hallway. He threw me the phone and then yelled, "What do you want." Some guy yells back, "The police told me to come here to get my car from FC towing." Ayron yells back (all of this yelling is because he didn't open the door) "That business hasn't been based here for years and we don't have your car." The guy then swears the cops told him to come here, and if that guy doesn't live here, then where does he live. Ayron finally convinces the guy we don't run a towing company and to get lost. The guy runs the sidewalk that runs across the front of our house and then takes off on foot back into town. Ayron called the police to inform them of the situation and that the guy was on foot and that we wanted to make sure he was off our property. Here's what is odd. We live in the "country" on a road that is dangerous enough to drive during the day, let alone walk at night in a black sweatshirt. Why did the guy come looking for his car at 11 at night? Why did he decide to bang on the door that is hidden by plants and a decorative chair? Why not go for the door by the driveway with the doorbell? The cops managed to pick him up and take him back into town, but the whole thing still kind of creeps me out...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

THings are looking up...

Well, I had my interview with SYIP on Friday morning and that went very well. They called and wanted more information from me to run a background check, then they called this weekend wanting another phone number for one of my refrences. I started to think, I've never actually had an employer call one of my references. Hmm...Anywhoose...The way I look at it, they wouldn't be going to all of this trouble if they weren't seriously looking at me as a canadate, right? Ayron is loving his new position as Manager and we are starting to look at houses halfway between his job and my possible job. I'm trying not to get too excited or count the chickens before they hatch, but it is exciting.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Theory on God

I am a firm believer that God has a sense of humor, I am beginning to think that he is just as sarcastic as me. Here is a more "scientific" form of explanation.

Hypothesis: God has a sense of humor and although we may not realize why or even if his "jokes" are funny at first, in the future they are almost always made clear.

Testing: I applied at several local schools and heard nothing. I decided to just start applying everywhere. One week after I commit to my new "We'll go where the Lord takes us" mentality, Ayron becomes manager at the Kendallville store. After basking in my excitement for a mere two hours, God decides to show his sarcasm. I received a phone call from K High School. They wish to interview me for a high school teaching position. Very freaking funny Lord. After a couple minutes of consideration and talking to all three moms (lynette, joellen, and janette) I called Vice Prnc. H and left this voice mail: "While I am flattered to even be considered a worthy applicant to interview it pains me to admit that in the past week my situation has changed and I will not be able schedule an interview with you. While I hate to turn down an interview and/or possibly a job, I am no longer able to move. I thank you for your consideration of me as an applicant, but at this time I am not able to interview with K schools."

Scientific Conclusion: God is not only humorous, but sarcastic. I am hoping that this is a sign of better things to come. I still have my interview next Friday. I am hoping that this all works out, and I'm sure that it will but.....I guess I'm afraid that I won't have a job in September and I'll be kicking myself for not even going for an interview. Ayron is finally happy at work and that makes me happy. He sacrificed a year of his life so I could finish school and for that I am extremely grateful. So do I consider this a sacrifice for him? I really don't want to move, and I am not regretting my decision about K, I guess I just want other schools to call. I don't want to be left wondering, "What if they were the only school that called." I know that most schools, although I don't understand their reasoning, do a lot of hiring two weeks before school. Hopefully this thing in Steuben county works out and we call all live happily ever after. I guess I just don't know what exactly to think about the whole thing. I don't have a big pit in my stomach like I just turned down the opportunity of a life time so for now I truly believe I have done the right thing. If only the other schools would call...

Life Is Beginning

Today is a FABULOUS day! Ok, so its raining, and humid, and freakin hot, but it is beautiful. I went into work this morning, though I don't know why (it was storming badly), and I was blessed with a phone call. Ayron had his second interview this morning and he is now the manager at the Kendallville T R. This is a blessing! He has some big ideas for the store and he was able to impress the owner. We talked breifly on my drive home from work (no reason to stay if there are no golfers brave enough to golf in lightening) and we both said it feels like life is finally beginning. Yes, I'm 23 and he is soon tobe 25, but if feels like things are finally falling into place. Dad said that there are moments when that happens, but it won't always be that way. I am enough of a realist to know that, but I am having fun enjoying the day off. I think I will go home and bake Ayron some goodies and scrapbook.

PS: Thank You God for this blessing. I also ask that you bless me in this next week so that I am able to properly prepare for my interview at SYIP next Friday and bless me with a new job as well. Thanks. Love, Carmie

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mastercard Ad

Dawn Dish Detergent.......$1.75
Baking Soda.....................$.75
Hydrogen Peroxide...........$.33
Left Over Puppy Shampoo...$1.00

Deskunking a friend's seeing eye dog......priceless

Updated Version

Dawn Dish Detergent.....$1.75
Baking Soda....................$. 75
Hydrogen Peroxide..........$.33
Left Over Puppy Shampoo...$1.00
Trip to Professional Groomer after two tries in the front yard.....$35.00
Deskunking a stinky dog.....priceless

ps: the professional trip included nails being clipped, ears cleaning and a specail deskunking bath.