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    Adding one more…

    awww! Adding one more to the Exes., originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I finally got to meet the original Baland!! This is Jen and for years I had only heard stories of her. None of which were good. For those of you that are following along, go get your flowcharts so you can update it. This is DB’s brother’s FIRST wife. They divorced about a year or two before DB and I got together. Tabitha works in the same building (or in the same area) and they had ran into each other awhile ago. It’s taken this long for all of us to finally get together. I wasn’t sure…

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    Packing up!

    Just peeking, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. It was this time last year that I was moving into this beautiful home. I had gotten rid of so much stuff, which seemed silly because I was moving into a bigger home. It was time to clean house and get a new start on my life. This home was picked because it was down the street from the home I lost to foreclosure. Each of my children’s school was located less than a half mile from here. It was exactly what I needed at the time. Now it’s a year later and I am ready to move again. The loss of…

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    making wrong choices!

    random hiking/trail running, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I haven’t kept up on Hiking With the Exs. I fell behind and I can’t remember half the hikes we did between then and now. At some point I am going to have to catch back up. Last week we did one hike that was only like 7 miles and then drove an hour to do another that was about 4. It was a weird day for trail running. Yesterday we had set out to do this elusive run I have been trying to do for nearly a year and when we got out there we found out deer season just…

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    rolling again…

    Now that things have settled down a little bit in my world, I can catch everyone up. On Thursday morning we sent Kara off to Virginia.  I didn’t have time to get too upset because on Friday morning I was let go from my job of two and half years.  It was a little shocking because I made it through the first round of lay offs and it looked as if I was actually getting more responsibilities. I love the HR lady and I knew once we sat down it was going to be hard on her and to make it easier on her, I tried to be strong.  As she…

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    It’s only been two days…

    Untitled, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. and I miss her so much. She sent me a picture, text and email and it’s making it easier. If only I could figure out how to use Skype on my new laptop I would be in business. Spent the day cleaning out Lester’s garage. It kept my mind off all that’s going on in my life right now. I’ll write more when I have something interesting to talk about.

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    things i’ll miss when bear bear leaves…

    Kara and Marina – 2005  “sisters” 1. random singing. 2. ipod playing every morning when she gets ready. 3. coop’ins. 4. late night runs to Tops for us. 5. stupid tv shows i wouldn’t watch it wasn’t for her. 6. being able to talk dorky to her and making her laugh until she cries. 7. our secrets. 8. my co-pilot 9. when she’s sick she calls me and i make it all better. 10. when i’m sick she takes care of me…since she was 8 years old and brought me a Otter Pop and mimicked me when I told her, “Otter Pops, make it all better.” 11. someone that gets…

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      This last month has been a busy one and it doesn’t look like September is going to be any slower. In this last month I have climbed a mountain (or a ‘peak’ according to my brother), I’ve gone camping and I’ve worked very hard on my relationships. With Kara leaving in a couple of weeks I wanted to do something fun that wouldn’t cost us too much money.  We decided to go camping. For those of you that know me, know I have all the camping gear I thought we would ever need.  I believed this until I went camping with my friend Bonnie.  After two days of camping…

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    F. O. F.

    Canopy Wrap –as seen on IloveSkydiving.org Holy shit! I have a bunch of friends who do CRW and seeing this just makes me look at their side of the sport a little differently. Geeezus this video freaked me out.

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    Adventures in Swype

    It’s been about a year or so that I got my phone that is ‘smart’.  It’s been less than a year that I have “Swype”.  If you don’t have swype, a quick explanation: You run your finger over the word you want to type and it magically types what you were thinking. It’s magic…it’s fucking magic. I don’t mind so much when it changes ‘and’ to ‘nad’ or ‘so’ to ‘do’.  Most people get it and move on with the conversation. There are only three circumstances in which a swype fuck up sucks: in a text fight or when it just decides to change the whole freaking sentence on you…