Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey S. Firestone

The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in persons with whom you are going to spend most of your waking hours.

Some people get spiritual because they see the light and some people get spiritual because they feel the heat!

How do you know if you're truly a servant? See how you react the next time someone treats you like one.

Monday, January 14, 2013

From The Corner Of My Mind

* Wow, went outside to start Black Beauty and there was a light coating of snow on the ground. It really looked like sleet, but it was soft like snow. Temperature was 28 degrees when I arrived on location near Ponder.
* We have family leaving to travel this morning. If the weather cooperates. Going East is questionable this morning and overnight tonight.
* W-spouse and I attended a birthday party off of 6th in Austin Saturday night. The venue was called The Rattle Inn. The party was to honor my SIL 40th birthday. Lots of laughter, dancing and fun. By midnight I was ready to go to bed though. We stayed till nearly 1am. A wonderful time was had by all, and I would nearly bet there was at least 75-90 people in the place. My BIL footed the bill for the open bar. I bet that wasn't cheap. They also had a photo booth set up that you could get in and take pictures. They had catered food and even breakfast burritos were served after midnight.
* W-spouse got online Friday night and was checking prices on hotels in Downtown Austin, and while looking, ran across a deal on Priceline. It didn't give the name of the hotel, but it said it was a 4 star hotel downtown. She clicked on it and reserved us a room. $95 for a 4 star room. SCORE! Yesterday when I checked out and totaled the bill, it was $146 tax and overnight valet parking for Black Beauty. Can't beat a deal like that. The name of the hotel was SFA Intercontinental. It was very luxurious.
* We arrived a little early and after dropping off the truck and our luggage, we went and walked 6th St looking for some food and music to set and listen to. As we walked by the Texas Lotto building W-spouse said "Step under the sign and let me take your picture". I then proceeded to pul out my wallet and flash a few bills while she took the picture. I then posted it on Facebook AS A JOKE and said "we've picked up our winnings and are headed to the Bahamas". I NEVER imagined the response that I would get to that. Nearly immediately I started getting phone calls and responses on Facebook. From friends and family.....and people that haven't even said hello to me in years. Private messages on Facebook and texts started rolling in. I then took it one step more and posted another Facebook post that we were boarding a plane on first class. Then I started getting phone calls. W-spouse and I haven't laughed that hard in years. Funny thing. I even got 7 friend requests on Facebook.
* If I had won the lottery, I sure as heck wouldn't being announcing it on Facebook immediately. I might later generate a post that would say, "You see those two people smiling on TV, don't contact us, we will be contacting you".
* Funny thing is, we NEVER play the lottery. We did Saturday night, just as joke. We even got two numbers right and one powerball number correct. BUT. WE. DIDNT. WIN.
* Sunday morning, just to stop the phone calls and texts, I posted another Facebook post letting everyone know it was a JOKE. Good grief.
* Tomorrow we head back East to watch our son graduate from basic training at Ft Benning GA. We received a text last night letting us know that immediately after graduation he will be headed to board a plane in Atlanta. Destination Hawaii!
* Please keep W-spouse in your prayers. She hasn't said much about it lately(and that usually means she is worried)but him leaving and headed over seas and possibly being deployed in March is weighing heavy on her heart. Truly, mine also.
* I have to get to work, see ya Around The Corner!


janneba said...

Well I was one of the ones that saw your post and thought that is so nice, but didn't see the post about it being a joke . Glad you had a good weekend. Have a good farewell tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

It was so good to be with y'all again. Glad you had such a good time. I'm keeping Cole in my thoughts & prayers, as well as you & Whitney. Mo

Ratherbesailin' said...

Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Rattle Inn is owned by Ray Benson from Asleep At The Wheel. High tone