Sick Day

I hate getting sick.  I’ve gotten a cold and have been fighting it all week.  Which means no work.

But I’ve been trying to take advantage of the time.  I’m using it to study.  I’ve done more in the past 3 days than the past 3 weeks.

Dale suggested that I use my blog to write about my experiences.  My studies, my job search, all of it.  Hmm…. I guess I can do that, right?

I’ll have to go back to start from the beginning, but for right now, a little anecdote.  I was filling out a profile for a head hunting agency.  The question was, “What is the most interesting thing about you?”

UGH!  I dislike this question so very much.  So I asked on Facebook.  Within 2 minutes, I was told, I’m special because I turn bright red when embarrassed.

So, I’m asking you.  What is the most interesting thing about you?


Reasons I love Dale:

155.  He gives good back rubs.  He finds the knots in my shoulders and gets them out.
156.  He takes care of the messy stuff if I ask him.  Like plumbers.
157.  He likes to explain IT stuff.  I sure do need it right now.
158.  He loves our girls.
159.  He works hard.
160.  He loves music.
161.  He has an active imagination that just a few people get to see.
162.  He walks on his tiptoes.

That’s all I have for right now.


P.S.  The picture in the header is of Dale’s hands when we went to breakfast the other day.


Study Time

I am at a unique point in my life.  I am going back to work and making a career for the first time in my life.  And I get to choose what I want to do with my life.

So, Dale found a program called IVMF and I signed up.  It’s a program designed to help military veterans (or their families) further their careers.  It’s primarily IT focused.  I had a wide range of topics to choose from, and I chose Cloud Services.  My classes start November 20.  And I will be working to get a CompTIA Cloud+ certificate.

Reasons I love Dale:

147.  He encourages me in just about every thing I’ve ever wanted to do or try.

148.  He’s the one who found the IVMF program for me to apply to.  He researched a lot of my options and helped me decide what direction I need to go in.

149.  He’s answering all the questions I have about networking and cloud processes and everything IT related.

150.  He’s very patient with me.

151.  He eats a lot of leftovers.  I know this doesn’t seem like much, but I have a hard time eating them.  I’m grateful he does so without much complaint.

152.  He’s very logical and methodical.

153.  He has a servant’s heart.  He sees what needs to be done and does it.

154.  He’s actually fairly introverted.  Believe it or not, I love that about him.  We balance each other nicely.

Well, that’s all for tonight.  I’m watching Princess play a video game.  She’s fun to learn from.  Plus, it gives us a bit of bonding time.


Family night

We’ve started having family night on Mondays. Tonight we played D&D as a family. Boo was our DM.

Reasons I love Dale:

143. He has a twisted sense of humor sometimes.

144. He can calm me down when I lose my temper.

145. He loves our girls. All 3 of them.

146. He’s willing to be flexible as needed.

I’m sorry. I’m falling asleep while writing. I’ll need to stop here.



The Ladder

So I have a little story to tell you before I get into today’s list.  Thursday at work, I fell off a ladder.  I didn’t fall far, maybe 3 or 4 feet off the ground.  But I fell backwards.  I twisted my ankle and hit my head.

I never lost consciousness, and I didn’t break anything.  No blood, no breaks.  Yay!  But it was still enough that I got sent to the ER for a CT scan and an x-ray.

So, side effects.  My ankle is still tight and tender.  I still have a goose egg on the back of my skull even though the swelling is going down.  And I have what feels like a constant migraine headache.

But I didn’t break anything, and I am getting better.  So Yay!

Reasons I love Dale:

136.  He is overwhelmingly tender when he is concerned for my health.

137.  He spoils me rotten with A&W Root Beer and whatever I need to feel better.

138.  He has a strong faith in God.  But he’s very modest about it.

139.  He is very ethical, and trustworthy.

140.  I happen to think he’s cute.

141.  He cares about his friends.  I can think of about 2 or 3 different people right now that he’s been praying for.

142.  He knows how to use an Ace bandage and wrap my ankle correctly.

Alright, I’m off to try to get some sleep and heal a little more.  Have a good day everyone.


P.S.  This is sort of similar to the ladder I fell off of.



Date night

Dale and I realized this past year how important it is for us to spend time together, just us. We’ve spent so much time being Mommy and Daddy, that we needed to be Dale and Melinda again. So we started dating again.

It’s little things, like going to the grocery store or running errands together, but it’s also seeing a movie or playing games. We decided to join one of Dale’s coworkers in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

We meet about once or twice a month with some other friends and beat up bad guys and rescue good guys and try to find treasure. It’s a lot of fun. Dale, I think, appreciates when I ask him questions and he gets to explain it to me. I love spending time with him, watching his nerdy side shine.

Tonight, he started his campaign.

Reasons I love my husband.

129. He’s a nerd and a geek, and he’s not afraid to show it.

130. He agonized over all the details in order to get this campaign just right.

131. He is very sensitive to when I need help. We weren’t done, but he ended the game because I didn’t feel good.

132. He likes to try to leave a place he’s visiting in the same or better condition than when he arrived.

133. He conducts music. It’s usually in the car and usually to music only he hears, but I love watching him.

134. He will do most of the driving if I ask him to. But he also lets me drive if I ask.

135. He’s careful of the bumps. He tries very hard to avoid the bumps in the road when he knows they are there.

I love my husband, and I love our date nights, no matter how unconventional they are.