Someone pissed off Mother Nature because it is freezing in the Austin area (24 degrees with the wind chill it feels like 12)!! I thought that I left this weather behind when I moved to Texas from New Jersey (notice it is warmer in NJ then Texas?). Silly me! What is worse then the cold weather? Watching Austinites attempt to drive on iced roadways. Hello Austinites? Stay the hell off the roads when there is ice. You can barely drive in the rain why even bother when the weather is worse? I had to head down to Frys earlier today to have a diagnostics check run on my computer. I guess my computer was jealous that I turned it off when I went away and decided not to work anymore =( Three motherboards and a CPU later it is now in Frys to see what the heck is wrong with it. On my way home from Frys, my temperature guage in my SUV read "ICE/32". On my way home I saw so many accidents. The roads were loaded with cars moreso then usual; it was like everyone decided oooo there is ice on the roads let's go for a family drive! O.o I guess this weather is partly my fault, Tigglet and I were getting our Christmas tree on Saturday (I was in shorts it was 86 degrees outside) and I said it doesn't really feel like Christmas with everything going on and it being 86 degrees outside! I now am eating those words =)
I do want to apologize for not updating the journal sooner but since Thanksgiving my life has been very busy. Tigglet and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we stuffed ourselves silly with food. It's funny how it takes hours to make a ham and only minutes to stuff yourself to capacity. We should have paced ourselves but hey we were hungry and it all smelled so good.
Last week I traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia to see my son graduate from Army boot-camp. I think the airplane landed in a cow pasture! I thought Jacksonville, NC had a small airport, well... Columbus, GA has it beat! It took me longer to wait for my luggage then the flight in from Atlanta.
The first day was family day, I was able to spend 12 hours with my son catching up on all we had missed. When I first saw my son march by me I was so overcome with emotion. I don't know where it came from because I am generally a person that can keep her cool and hide emotions. When I saw my son in a uniform march past me saying cadence I could feel the tears forming in my eyes. When they were released to their families and my son walked up behind me that is when I really lost it. I hugged my son tightly and cried like I hadn't seen him for years. I am so proud of my son and hope that he is always safe. I would like to say a quick hello to those in his platoon (Regulators!) that didn't believe his mom once worked for EA and SOE! *waves* Thanks guys for making the decision to join the Army and serve your Country!
The next day I got to see my son graduate boot camp and I thought the day before was emotional! Yes, I cried again, I think everything just came to a head seeing my son standing there. I know my dad is watching over my son, I just wish he could have lived to see it himself.
I had a few interviews this week, I think I did good and hope to get a call back from one of them. Thank you to those sending me job links via email, it is really appreciated however as I stated before I won't leave Austin. I am not giving up hope on finding a good job. I only have begun and know that I will find something soon enough.
It really is great to see all the comments on my journal entries, the support you are giving me gets me through my days. I attempt to read the SWG forums but it really saddens me to see the community so upset and I can't do anything about it. I am crossing my fingers that you will get the communication that you all are craving. A few people have emailed me that they were banned for circumventing the filter and posting my journal link. I am sorry they are being the way they are. I don't know why it is so bad to post a link to this journal but please don't break the SWG forum guidelines, I don't want to see people get banned over something so petty.
I will try to update this journal more often, it will be easier once I get my main computer back.
Take care everyone and Happy Holidays!
~~Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for thou art crunchy and go well with ketchup!!~~