Thursday, January 28, 2016

Word Association for January 28th

Let's get in this week's word association.

  1. Woke :: Alarm
  2. Postcard :: Sent
  3. Blizzard :: Snow
  4. Pooch :: Dog
  5. Constipated :: Painful
  6. Pastel :: Color
  7. Edge :: Cliff
  8. Mother :: Father
  9. Linger :: Stay
  10. Header :: Soccer

Monday, January 25, 2016

First Two Winter League Games

Yes, I’m still woefully behind on life, although I’m close to catching up.  To help with that, let’s talk about the first two winter league games of the year.

Granted, we should have had three games to date, but the first game was rained out.

So the first game we actually played was the night of a big deadline at work.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it or not, but they allowed me to leave in time to make the game.  I didn’t make anything before it, but I did make the game.  I so needed it.  It had been stressful at work, and hanging out with friends and running on the field was wonderful stress relief.  I was actually surprised by how well I played, too.  I got a few catches and passed it on most of the time.  I did get scored on, but I also made a low grab for a catch which I then threw for a score.  We still lost, but it was a fun night.

Our game last week wasn’t as good.  We lost by a lot more, and most of the points were short.  We just couldn’t get anything going.  I got scored on a few times, but not as badly as I had feared since the other team was much faster.  I didn’t get the disc at all, rarely even had the opportunity to get the disc.

Tomorrow night’s our third game.  It’s against the only team we beat last year that is back, but they’ve really changed their roster around.  It will be interesting to see how we do against them.  Either way, it will be a battle until the end.  It always is with them.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Trip to Florida

Wow, I’m falling behind on life, and I’ve actually had stuff going on to talk about.  For example, the day after I drove back from Christmas with my family, I flew out to Florida for work.  The advantage of being the staff accountant for that part of the country, right?

I went to visit with two of my clinics in the Fort Lauderdale area.  I was there for inventory observation and some financial statements training.  It was a very fast trip.  I flew out on Tuesday and back on Thursday, working all day Wednesday.

The time spent working was good.  I got to meet with everyone I work in that area, which was good.  They were all very friendly and I feel like things went well.

I did get a little time for fun, too.  Tuesday night, I met up with a friend for dinner.  This was a friend I made 10 years ago at Epinions, but I’d never met her in person.  It was fun chatting face to face.  After dinner, she took me to a church that puts on a wonderful Christmas light show.  It was truly amazing.

Then Thursday, before I left, I made it to the beach for an hour.  It would have been nice to spend more time there, but a little bit was better than nothing, right?

It was a lot of travel for the work I was able to do, but that meant lots of reading time as well, so I’m not complaining about that.  My connecting flights on both days I flew were delayed, and I wound up getting home at 10:30 on New Year’s Eve.  I made it to midnight, but just barely.  I crashed and crashed hard.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Word Association for January 7th

I think it's time to do my first word association for the year, don't you?

  1. Spending :: Money
  2. Question :: Answer
  3. Drip :: Faucet
  4. Episodes :: TV
  5. Faking :: Happiness
  6. Draining :: Flood
  7. Bangs :: Eyes
  8. Fifty :: Shades of Gray (I'm sorry, I'm truly sorry)
  9. Magazine :: Read
  10. Fabulous :: Wonderful

And really, I haven't read Fifth Shades of Gray, or watched the movie either.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Christmas Trip

Well, I just dropped off the face of the earth for three weeks there, didn’t I?  I do have a good excuse, honest.

I went home for a few days for Christmas, and I was busy trying to get ready for that.  I had a fabulous time while I was there.  I was up for three full days, and they were filled with plenty of time with family, especially my niece and nephew.  They even spent a night with Grandma and Grandpa and me.  Fortunately, Grandpa got up with them when they woke up super early because I went back to sleep.

It was just a nice, relaxing trip.  Nothing super exciting happened, but it felt absolutely wonderful.