January 28, 2001

My last night at the gas station/truck stop is done! Woo-hoo! For those of you who didn’t know, I have been working full-time for the last three months as a 3rd-shift attendant at a 24-hour gas station/truck stop off of I-540. Just had to have an extra income to help make it through the slow season with the salon (and this is a big part of the reason I am going to massage therapy school this year–hopefully I won’t have to do that again!). Needless to say, it was hard on the Husbear and myself. We only got to see each other for about an hour or so a day, and I was always sleeping. But hey, what a great way to lose weight–I lost 25 pounds in the time I was working there. Now to just put some of that weight back on in the right places this time!

Until next time...
Erik

January 3, 2001

Our “puppy” Seven (an Australian Shepherd), had puppies of her own today. We really weren’t sure if she was pregnant, up until about a week ago. Guess Seven was a lot further along than we thought! (It would also appear that she was a little older than the shelter we rescued her from had believed as well.)

The Husbear went outside to feed her tonight, and thought he heard something whimpering. He looked in Seven’s dogloo (yes, a “dogloo”–an igloo-shaped doghouse), and there were 3 jet-black puppies whimpering that Seven was attending to.

Until next time...
Erik

December 31, 2000

Well, this isn’t something that really pertains to the website, but just wanted to let y’all know that I pretty much totaled one of our cars the Pontiac Grand Prix SE] this last day of the millennium on my way home from work. I’m okay, just a little sore from where the seatbelt held me in place during the impact. I slid across a patch of ice on the road coming into a turn, and the car crashed head-on into an old oak tree (not a scratch on the tree!) that sits between a fork in the road.

It just made me realize how important my relationships were with others, and how quickly that can be taken away without warning. I guess I should take that as a sign of what my focus should be as we head into a New Year?

Until next time...
Erik