We talked via FB messages all day long yesterday.
Excepting the 1-1/2 hour time with my pastor at Smashburger.
I do love Smashburger!!
But I wanted to submit all of this going on to him for prayer and godly counsel.
Because the lady and I are both Christians, we had already set some pretty distinct
boundaries in terms of where conversations can go and such, so everything I told pastor
didn't raise any alarm bells with him.
It was a good meeting and in the end - bypassing a lot of conversation going back and forth -
he said he would discuss with his wife and they would "bathe this in prayer".
That's a good thing. It's amazing how busy pastors stay all week long! I think his day off is Monday.
Anyway, pastor asked if we were planning on meeting - encouraging it actually - because you don't really know if 2 people have that spark until they actually meet in person. So yes, I have purchased the airfare. I spent days looking around for the cheapest I could find and finally found a flight that goes through Houston instead of Dallas and saves a lot of money in doing so. Almost 3 hour layover in Houston, though. Oh well. Then a short flight to a small airfield one town away from where she lives. I was going to catch a bus for the rest of the trip but she said she would come get me since it isn't that far away.
I should have bought the insurance, but it forces me to go, lol. The date for the days off are on the work calendar and so it's a go. I asked her somewhat pointedly yesterday if she really was ready for me to come out, cause' honey, I'm buying the tickets and there's no turning back after that.
Onto other things. Such as Safe Driver Award bonus. I have to make it until January to get it. That means no tickets, no warnings from ADOT or other police agencies and that also means attempting to make it just short of 3 more months to get it. Never any guarantees. I have been eye-balled in the semi numerous times by ADOT officers sitting on the side of the freeways, looking for their next victim. You see them looking at you and then you start to get nervous. The thing that might save me is that I am driving a brand new tractor and yes, it looks brand new. It's clean, it's shiny and it is obviously not 10 years old. The mal factor in this is that our company has a bad rating in the CSA system so ADOT officers are inclined to pull over any of our trucks that they see.
Well whatever. I'm not stressing over it. Haven't been pulled over in the semi in 3 years as of November.
My current dilemma: I gotta get back into the habit of using cologne! Ha. I don't smell bad, take showers every day and all that, don't get me wrong, but I am going to want to put on something that smells good when I go to see her. I haven't used cologne in so long, I don't even know where to begin! I, uhhhh, go to a store somewhere I guess that sells it and ask for opinions on what smells good on a man.
I haven't comment on the politics of the day because it's absurd, outrageous and a carnival-like atmosphere, as far as I'm concerned, concerning what's going on in Washington. The continual blame-shifting game coming from all of them is juvenile at best. But some of the specific verbiage coming from Reid and his ilk is just unbelievable. Jihad? Terrorists? Arsonists? Blackmailers? Running around with bombs strapped to their chests? Reid calling them anarchists and monkey-wrenchers and even much more. The Democratic Senate and Obama and the democrats in the HOR apparently believe that the GOP is somehow constrained and obliged to bow to their demands. There is a reason that the government is broken up in to 3 branches and there is a reason there are 2 parts to Congress with each part having it's own leadership and who is in control being totally dependent on what party has the majority.
That's it. Grow up. If these people want to go around talking that kind of trash, let them do so from a different position in life because even in politics, that kind of crap talk is completely unacceptable as sitting Senators and Representatives who are allegedly "running" this nation.
And with that, I will end this one cause' I have to take a shower and myself ready for church.
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