Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rock Star

My husband is a Rock Star! He will be on tour soon and you can catch him in a city close to you.

We got a Wii about a month ago and now we are both addicted. Jaime loves to play Guitar Hero in his spare time. He is so cute playing his little guitar. I really need to take a picture, but he is a little shy around the paparazzi. I will try. I believe he is on the 3rd level. He told me the other night he didn't think he was going to be able to advance to the next level because of his pinky finger. He has jammed it so many times and maybe even broken it playing basketball. His pinky curves in towards his ring finger. It is really hurting his playing ability. I am not sure if there is anything we can do to fix the problem. He maybe a one hit wonder.

I have become addicted to bowling. It is the best. I am not a very good bowler live, but on this game I rule. My high score so far is 245. I don't think I have ever broken 100 at the bowling alley. I had great potential, but didn't live up to it. My mom played in a bowling league on Thursday nights when I was growing up. We were there often, but I evidently did not inherit any of her skills. The game is a different story. It is the one game I can beat Jaime at, which makes me so happy. I am a serious bowler. I wouldn't even let Conner win just because he is a kid. I will never go back to the bowling alley. Why pay the money when I can bowl at home and win.

Together, Jaime and I play tennis. It is lots of fun, but I have a hard time beating Jaime. I can every once in a while, but I need to work on my skills. The best part about tennis is it is a good workout in the air conditioning. The first day we got the Wii, we played so much tennis that my shoulder was sore the next day. Don't worry I am in better shape now.

We have other games, but these are the ones we play the most. We do have Wii fit and it has some good exercises. If you don't have a Wii I would highly suggest you get one. It is not your typical video game system. It is a lot of fun and really does get your body moving. It is great for all ages. Conner is 5 and loves to play with us. I have also seen a 60 year old man golf. It truly is a great for every age.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sweet Love and Basketball - The Story

I have always enjoyed watching sports. I really don't have a favorite sport because it changes often. I am always ready for football season in September, basketball in October and baseball in March. I am never ready for the season to be over.

I do get a little tired of basketball and baseball. They go on for so long and you can catch a game almost any day of the week. It is not like football that only happens a few days a week. Anyways, one season I was a little burned out on basketball and needed a break. When I say break, I mean a day. Not asking too much. Jaime thought it was too much to ask.

Jaime, of course, really wanted to go to the basketball game. He kept telling me it would be sweet love and basketball. I have no idea where he got it from or really what it means, but it has stuck for 9 years. To me it basically means us spending time together while watching basketball. I guess Jaime and I are sweet love and then there is basketball.

When I asked Jaime what Sweet Love and Basketball means to him, he said basketball is what brought us together. We started hanging out a lot when I asked Jaime to help me coach a girls basketball team. It really connected us. We both grew up with basketball being a big part of our lives. It still is a big part of our lives and I hope that never changes. I want to be like my grandparents and go to basketball games when we are 77 and 83. Hopefully we will always have Sweet Love and Basketball.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet Love and Basketball

Last night Jaime and I went to the Texas High School Coaches Basketball All Star game. Wow, that is a mouth full. Jaime played in the game 15 years ago. He is the only player from his high school to ever be voted to play in the game. He was such an all star in high school. He is still an all star, he is just my all star now.

The game was fun and we got to see some people we knew. Jaime saw some of his old coaches and it was nice to catch up. Some of our friends were also there and had lots of questions for Jaime about the game when he played. He just lights up talking about his basketball career. It was fun to listen to him tell what the week leading up to the game was like and the game. I didn't realize how big of a deal the all star game was until last night.

I also got the chance to watch a future Red Raider play. There was a kid playing that will be a freshman at Tech next year. He has already signed and is ready to play. He looked really good and strong. Just what we need.

Tonight is the All Star football game. Jaime is in Houston today for depositions so we are not going to watch the football game. The football players were there to watch the basketball game. I did get to see the future for Texas Tech Football and it looks good. Tech has signed this kid as an offensive lineman and he looks the part. Hopefully he is a good blocker and can give our quarterback enough time to throw the ball.

The most exciting news it that football is a month away. It will not be long before ESPN starts talking about college football. I can hardly wait. I just hope all the hype around Tech football doesn't cause our players to get stars in our eyes. I know we are going to be good, but we always seem to find a way to mess things up for ourselves. I think we have a really good chance of making it to a BCS bowl game if we keep our head on our shoulders. It may be a long season, but I can hardly wait.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hello Dolly

Dolly finally hit the Texas coast on Wednesday. First, I am thankful I do not live in Corpus anymore. It is too much stress for me worrying about those hurricanes. I hated every minute of preparing for Rita and then I don't even think it rained at our house in Corpus.

I was happy to hear about Dolly because we need the rain! The rain finally came yesterday and boy was it nice. It started about 9 yesterday morning while I was at the coffee shop. It would rain really hard and then sprinkle for awhile. I was really enjoying it, even though business was a little slow. At about 11 Jaime called me at The Foundry. This is really odd because he only calls my cell phone. Even when I am at home he calls my cell phone. Anyways, someone else answered the phone and handed it to me and said it was my husband. That was my first indication that something was wrong. He told me a tornado had been spotted downtown. I said okay. He then told me I should turn on the radio. I said okay and did not mention that we don't have a radio. I guess he did not hear any concern in my voice so he told me that I was downtown. I said okay and that I would check on the weather.

There was little concern in my voice because I grew up in Lubbock. It seemed like growing up we spent April through May listening to tornado watches and warnings. When the men in my family heard the word tornado they headed for the roof. Tornado=Roof. Makes sense, right? Anyways, we did spend many evenings growing up with the women and kids in my Grandma's cellar and the men on the roof. For me it was part of the routine. I am much better at handeling tornados than hurricanes.

After all the fun at coffee shop I was ready for a relaxing afternoon. I headed to our friends house. Our little friend, Conner, had surgery yesterday to remove a cyst from his thyroid. They had tried the surgery a couple of months ago, but Conner stopped breathing on the table. The doctor stopped the surgery and said they would wait a couple of months then try the surgery at the Children's Hospital. Conner went in again yesterday morning and was a champ. They originally thought he would have to stay the night, but he did so well that he was home by lunch.

We layed around some and worked on some activity books and then played a little Go Fish. Conner is the Go Fish Champ. It was a really wonderful afternoon. Jaime came over after work and we ended up eating dinner over at their house. A wonderful time was had by all. I really enjoyed hanging out with Conner and him letting me love on him. When we left he told me he loved me and thanked me. Nothing can melt your heart more!

I went to check on Conner a little earlier today and he was feeling much better. Isn't he so cute.

He was even willing to show off his scar.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Rest of the Story

It all started back in October. I was feeling a little empty inside and started wondering what I could do to fill up my heart a little. I had been praying that God would lead me to my next adventure. Boy did he. I felt the need to volunteer at our church. One Sunday after church I talked to our pastor and mentioned I would like to give some of my time to the church. My thought was to answer the phone or do some office work. Not exactly what God had in mind. The pastor told me the church was opening a coffee shop off campus and they could really use some help with getting it open and running. I said sure.

Cindy, Michael and I have been working on this project since October. It has been interesting to say the least. We have had many road blocks along the way. The church is renting an old art gallery for the coffee shop. We have remodeled, painted, ordered equipment and many other things. Half of it I don't even remember. We call this coffee shop The Foundry. Somewhere in this process it came up that the coffee shop would need me in the early mornings. I have tried to forget that day. The Foundry is open Monday - Friday and so Cindy, Michael and I split up the days. Cindy and I have 2 days and Michael has 1 day a week. My chosen days: Monday and Thursday.

So, those are my days that I am responsible for The Foundry. The doors open at 7am, but in order to prepare all the wonderful things we serve I must get there about 6am. Let me just say I was not aware that 6:00 came twice in a day. In order to get there by 6am I must get up at 4:30am in order to have time to get ready and make the 30 minute commute. I think God might have forgot who he was working with when it came to early mornings.

My body was in shock last Monday. I am still not sure it understands what has happened. I have the hardest time going to bed early in order to get up early. I end up watching Sports Center way to late and the next thing I know is it is time to get up. Hopefully my body and mind will adjust soon. Until then I am sure there will be plenty of complaining.

So far everything at The Foundry has gone pretty smooth. Opening day last week was amazing and we had a pretty good crowd. Hopefully the crowd will only grow. Of course with everything going on I forgot my camera. To be honest, I didn't even think about bringing it to take pictures. Thank goodness someone else did. Jenny from the Loft took pictures. Jenny runs the coffee shop that we modeled ours after which is near our house. We visit the Loft every Saturday morning for the Waffle Bar. You can see the pictures on her blog:

I am sure you will hear plenty more about all this. I have a feeling the stories don't end here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How My Life Has Changed

Remember the days when you would stay up late and then get to sleep late. I love those days! One of my favorite things to do in life is sleep. Just ask my mom. We had many disagreements about my sleeping habits when I was growing up. She wanted me to go to bed early and get up early. I wanted to go to bed late and sleep late. I of course I thought I was right and still do.
For the past 2 years almost I have been able to live by that theory. It has been like heaven at my house. I would stay up late, and by late I mean midnight, and then get up around 9 the next morning. Honestly, I would have to set my alarm in order to be up by 9. I could really sleep till noon and be very happy. Jaime doesn't really care. He doesn't call me in the morning during the week, he waits for me to call him. On Saturdays he gets up when he is ready and lets me sleep however long I want. He really is the best ever. I have trained my mother over the years to not call until noon. That is the rule and she follows.
Last week my life changed. I knew it was coming and I was dreading it. I really don't like the mornings. Getting up early makes my stomach hurt for real! If the sun isn't up then I shouldn't have to be up.
Stay tuned.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Here Goes Nothing!

Seriously, Nothing! Who knows what I will post about or how often. I don't really know if I have that much to write about. I don't have kids or pets. It is just Jaime and I. We travel a lot, watch lots of sports and a whole lot of Nothing. It should be interesting. Stick around.