July 25, 2007

10,000 and counting

How about that? I hit 10,000 visits the other day and never noticed. It's a great feeling to know that some of the visitors even stayed around long enough to learn something about "My New Life". I started this blog as a way to think things out and share my feelings with those that may be in similar situations (in their own lives). Additionally, it was a way to let my family know what I was doing and going through without being too graphic.
I had no idea I would end up with a new family as a result of my posts. To my blogging family, thank you for coming back and your comments and well wishes. I don't know if I could have kept doing this if not for you.
Thanks all for visiting, and for coming back!

Over and "Out" once again, from Toano, VA...

July 20, 2007

Pride in Richmond 2007

July 17, 2007

Just Some Thoughts and Ramblings

Happy July 17th everyone! I just finished up reading some of my favorite blogs... I guess summertime is the season for alot (especially me) of us to kinda sit back and take a break from posting any real substance.
Jim and I have been adjusting to my new (seemingly changing constantly) schedule. I was supposed to have Sunday and Monday off (remember Jim is off Sat/Sun/Mon), but was asked to cover for my fellow Ops Manager (in the Richmond store) on Saturday and Sunday. The store in the west end of Richmond was extremely busy on Saturday and was short-staffed in the office, so I spent most of my time in Customer Service assisting. After leaving, and trying to unwind during the hour-long drive home, I arrived at our neighbors' home to find a scene that would put most of the gay clubs in Richmond, to shame. I knew that Jim and a friend of ours and his new boyfriend were there sitting around the pool, partaking in liquid spirits. What I didn't know is that a drama had unfolded with a mutual friend of ours and the neighbors. I think everyone had too much to drink, and nothing to eat, sitting in the sun most of the afternoon. Without getting into the details, the only talking going on, was at high decibels, punctuated with flailing arms and rolling eyes (and this was just the straight people). I found myself a Miller Lite and our friend (and his new man) quietly (confused) sitting out by the pool and attempted to stay out of the theatrics floating around the rest of the house... Sunday was a lot less hectic, both at work and at home. Jim and I spent a quiet evening at home after I got done with my day in Richmond.
Yesterday we spent the morning mowing, clipping, edging, and pruning. Then cleaned out and reorganized the garage. We took a shower and headed over to our favorite Mexican Restaurant for a late lunch, after which we came home, curled up on the sofa, and watched all the new Lifetime shows we had recorded from Sunday night. I am off again today (in place of my previously scheduled Sunday) and have a small list of things I'd like to get accomplished. Afterwards, I will probably head for the neighbors' pool with my current read "Michael Tolliver Lives" and a cooler of Rock Green Light...
Over and "Out" for now, from my neck of the woods in Toano, VA

July 9, 2007

One Year and Counting

This past weekend, Jim and I celebrated one year... Additionally, it was 12 months ago I met our neighbors H, S, and their son A... When putting together the July schedule for work, I purposely gave myself Saturday off so that we might do something Friday night. Unfortunately, Jim's dentist appointment on Friday went late and was quite painful. He went in for a routine root canal and it proved difficult for the doctor, and for Jim...
We still made the best of the celebration even with the addition of pain relievers. We spent Saturday morning doing our yard work, and the afternoon/evening with the neighbors at their pool. Jim played with two 6 year olds, in the pool, all afternoon. It was great just spending a relaxing summer day with "family".
Tomorrow marks my oldest son's 29th year. Happy Birthday B! It's hard to believe he's almost 30...
We are looking forward to our long weekend trip to Melbourne Beach with my mom on the 28th. It's been over a year since I have seen her and she seems excited to meet my Jim.
I have the next two days off and have chores to do around the house, but will try to post some substance here too! Thank goodness for YouTube, it makes good filler when I don't have time to post, or have nothing much happening...
Over and "Out" from sunny and HOT Toano, VA

July 5, 2007

Timeless from 2001

I know this is a day late, but I saw it HERE and had to share!

Over and "Out" for today, from Toano, VA

July 4, 2007

Gotta Love Dancin!

I saw this over at Kelly's blog and it made me smile too!
Over and "Out" from Toano, VA