Wonderful Wednesday

17 02 2010

 TG and I were prepared to tie the knot this morning. Then we decided we would have some extra time but we may need to get hitched before August when we had planned. We didn’t want to push up our wedding day but getting married and being all legal was the most important thing to us. Now we get to keep with the original plan.

 Thanks New Hampshire! EDIT: I got ahead of myself but my guess is that if the House won’t define marriage as being between a man and a woman, than they won’t repeal same-sex marriage either. I’ll post another update when I get more info.

 We picked out our rings on Monday in case we were getting married quick like so now we can cross that off the wedding to do list.

EDIT: The above link gives the correct info. In other news,  Adopt a Park was passed by the house. I’m sure the republicans will try to repeal that too because as it stands, gay and lesbians can adopt a park if they so choose.

Spring Has Sprung!

12 02 2010

 For me, anyway. It’s truck day! The official unoffical start of the season.

 Pitchers and catchers in 5 days!

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Bird Brain

11 02 2010

 I took The Girl to a meeting yesterday. She can’t drive, remember? I dropped her off and went to one of my favorite spots to hang out when I am out and about and have some time to spare.  Alliance Park is in Amesbury, Ma along the Merrimack River. If you scroll through my blog, you will find that I have taken a few photos there.

 Anyway, I am sitting in my car watching the ice float up river when I spot what I think are two seals catching a ride on a big chunk of ice. A few years back I spied a seal snoozing on the ice going up river. I happened to catch him on his way back to the ocean a few hours later. Yesterday though, I realized after I got out of my car that these dudes weren’t seals. At first I was bummed but after close inspection I quickly got excited because I was looking at two Eagles!

 Wait. They couldn’t be Eagles. Eagles on the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Ma? They must be Hawks. We have plenty of Hawks around. I see them every day hanging out in the median on I95.  Those are some big ass Hawks. I took a few pictures with my phone than switched to video, hoping one or both would take flight. Wouldn’t you know, one took off.

 Big. Ass. Hawk.

 He circled around a couple of times than flew down river while his buddy/spouse/kid continued to float lazily up river. He let out a call on his way out. He sounded kinda mad.

 Something was nagging at me about it though. They really seemed to big to be Hawks. My drive this afternoon confirmed my suspicion when a Hawk flew right in front of me. A quick google search changed my mind. They were Eagles!

Turns out Eagles live on the Merrimack! I cannot say for sure what species I was looking at, young  Balds or Golden, but for sure they were Eagles.If I had to guess, I would say they were young Balds.  How cool is that!

 Here is a picture. I zoomed as much as I could without it getting to distorted. I really need to start bringing my camera with me all the time..

 Can you see them?

Two Posts, One Day

9 02 2010

 When I finished the last post, I had a conversation with TG that inspired this post. First, a little back story;

 I think Punkin was around four or five when I paid the Chili’s a visit and offered to help with some chores. Punk knew that when Auntie was running the vacuum, she had better have her shit up off the floor. The rule was, if it fits in the vacuum, it’s getting sucked up. If it didn’t fit in the vacuum, I was throwing it out. I sent punk in to her room and said;

 “You better have all your stuff off the floor or it’s gone.”

 The kid knew I meant business so she hurried off to clean up as I started vacuuming the living room, kitchen, down the hall, and the bathroom. As I got closer I called out to her to let her know she better hurry up. I finished the bathroom and turned into her room. In shock, I shut the vacuum off and looked at my niece who was clearly proud of herself.

 “You told me to get my toys off the floor! You didn’t say where I had to put them!”

 Punk had piled all of her shit on her bed. Books, toys, stuffed animals, and clothing.  She was correct. I didn’t tell her to put her things away. Smaht kid.

 “Where do plan on sleeping tonight?”

 “I don’t know.”

 Fast forward to today. I asked TG if she would take care of all the paperwork, bills, magazines, and random crap that has piled on the kitchen table and counter over the past month.( In the interest of full disclosure, some of the crap was mine or stuff  I need to deal with like the notice from the cable company reminding me that I need to get the converter box for the tv in the guest room). I haven’t wanted to touch anything in the piles because she has needed to keep everything handy and I didn’t want to ask her to deal with it (until now) because I didn’t want to stress her out any more than she has been.

 I tend to be a bit of a neat freak and feel like everything has a home and should live in it’s home. She does not feel the same way but typically makes a great, and very much appreciated, effort to keep things tidy. Obviously due to her injury and the need to keep everything easily accessable, I have tried not to be such a type A ass through this whole ordeal.

 When I arrived home from work I immediately noticed that she had cleaned stuff up and thanked her for it. I thanked her again just after I wrote the post below and asked her where I would find our insurance book should I need them.

*Insert silence and sheepish grin here*

Finally she says;

“You said you wanted it out of the kitchen. It’s in a pile. I’ll deal with it tomorrow.”

 I didn’t ask anymore questions but it’s no wonder TG and Punk get along so well.

What’s up?

9 02 2010

Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been pretty busy. Here is what’s been going on in my world;

  • The Girl is starting to feel better. In fact, this morning was the first morning since her fall that she hasn’t moaned in pain when she woke up.
  • She has started PT. Surgery was ruled out and stupid workman’s comp has agreed to pay for PT. Don’t even ask what she has had to go through with those people. I’m not giving them any air time. All I will say is that if they didn’t drag their dumb asses, she would have been in PT two weeks ago.
  • She is still out of work.
  • She still can’t drive.
  • We have given the library a good workout with all the books and movies we have been taking out.
  • Outings include the aforementioned library, the market (I am soo looking forward to NOT going to the market when she is better!), Target, Bertucci’s, and PT.
  • I have Monday off. We are going to an art museum. And probably Bertucci’s.
  • I only have 6 more days of class until I am done. Can you believe it? I have a TON of work to do between now and May.I should get on that..
  • I also need to send out my Grad School app before March 1st. Gotta get on that too.
  • Work has been busy but good. I am doing my internship at my agency but I am working with the big boss who runs the whole shebang. As a favor to her (she has never taken on an intern) I am running groups until they get full-time staff to do it. I have a ton of experience running groups so I am not learning a thing but I am really enjoying it. My current position doesn’t offer groups so this is a nice change of pace for me. Turns out it is also a great way to get new clients also. Six groups have led to four new clients.

In other news, pitchers and catchers report in 8 short days!

My man Tim Wakefield

The first spring training game happens to fall on the anniversary of our first date. The first game is always a split squad against Boston College and Northeastern U. I absolutely love that college kids get to play against an MLB team. Can you even imagine what a thrill that must be? The BC game is on TV but I won’t be watching. Instead I will be on a date with my lovely future bride. We thought we would re-enact the first and second dates on our anniversary. Coffee and you guessed it, Bertucci’s.

I love that girl more than baseball.

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