Sunday, June 22, 2008


Things on my end have been SUPER crazy. Today was a great day though. I so love playing with the kids at my work. Today we had some issues and they'd been bad lately. Regardless we brought water balloons to work and had them do a balloon toss, a couple of relay races and a water balloon fight. It was sooo much fun. I love summer as it is and these kids are totally making this summer a lot more enjoyable. I plan to talk Kev into some backyard goofiness with water guns and balloons. Speaking of Kev he is headed to the doctor since I didn't even know all of the stuff that had gone on until midnight last night when I checked the blog.

In our free time (wait, that should be moments) we are trying to finalize some plans for the east coast so expect some communication from us in the near future.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What did I get myself into???

Ok so about mid week I get a phone call from my friend Chris asking if I wanted to play in a charity basketball tournament. I do like doing some charity work here and there and he assured me it was for a good cause so I said sign me I'm down. I haven't played organized basketball in over 8 years probably haven't touched a ball in 3 so needless to say I was a little rusty. The tournament gave us a first round bye I think because collectively we were the oldest on the courts. No one was really close to our age. Hence why we called ourselves "The Has Beens" my suggestion was the never were. But has beens is better. Anyways our first game was at 10:30 against a team called 7-11 yes just like the convience store. They went up over ten points at one time and then we just came back and won. It was really inspiring a little bit because you know we're old, we're out of shape and we haven't played in a long time we just handled everything perfectly. I think my body went into shock after that first game. I couldn't really catch my breath that whole offtime, my back tightened up, and my head just started killing me. Our second game was more interesting the team we had played was a bunch of just graduated high school kids off of really good teams. So they really took care of us. The ending score to that one was 17-7. we were playing ones and two's everyone hence the low scoring. After that game I felt alot better like I had never stopped playing. I was tired but not beaten like I felt after the first game. The third game was against 7-11 again and again we went down a few points and then just turned it on and won. Our "captain" had to take off early between game two and three so we had to pickup a 4th. Guess what the people we asked turned us down. So I got introduced to a girl named Katy. Little did we know that she was just all Caprock basketball player took them to the playoffs first time in 20+ yrs all district player. She had literally lit some of them guys up we played to her advantages and she played to ours it was awesome. We won our third and had to play the same team we played in game 2. Of course they won but we did make it alot closer. On a different note I kinda scared myself today. I was coughing trying to catch my breath and stuff like that. I ended up getting sick and throwing up. Which isn't the scary part it was the fact that I think it was some of like tar from my lungs. It was definitely black and I didn't eat so I don't know what to make of it. But I think I'm almost ready to quit, it opened my eyes up to how bad my lungs are so. No promises but I'm thinking harder on quitting so that's a start.
Things I learned today:
1. I'm not in shape at all
2. Maybe I should stop smoking
3. I really liked playing in today's tournament maybe I should play more often

Friday, June 20, 2008


A couple of weeks ago in the middle of a talk about tornadoes which I've learned I really don't like and am scared of since moving out here to Amarillo.

S: PAC has a storm shelter for ALL the kids, Is it crazy that I worry about having to use that for a tornado!?
K: No, but don't worry, tornado season is almost over and they don't really come to Amarillo anyways.
S: oh I guess I'm safe for another year haha

Boy we were both wrong. Last night I was working at PAC and the skies were looking horrible and it started raining, we get a call that says take all the girls to the basement in the boys house for the weather. We line them up and are fighting a couple of girls to go over and the head manager pokes her head in the door and says you need to get over there NOW! RUN! I'm thinking what!? run!? now!? ACK...

We all run over there and hang out for a little while. Meanwhile three tornadoes hit, all within two miles of PAC, which they shared with the staff and not the kids. I about lost it! The kids were asking me questions about the tornado and how bad it was, would the basement hold up, what about their mom's who didn't have storm shelters and what would happen if it came to PAC and how bad is it and Miss Shelly are you scared and how bad is it?

Of course I had left my phone on the counter that morning and so I called Kev after everything and talked to him when I got home.

S: So much for that tornadoes don't come to Amarillo thing...
K: yeah but it wasn't in town limits...

Needless to say it was quite a traumatizing night...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gotta love being materialistic

So we finally got our stimulus check. Which was much needed to get us out of the hole with the hole debacle with Shelly's former employer putting us in a rut. So we did what any adults would do and paid off unpaid bills. We did however decide to get Shelly/me a new zune 30 gig mp3 player with zune subscription. Now for all you apple lovers it was definetly a hard decision to make. I just felt that microsoft has a good thing going with their zune product line and right now the only apple I would get is the Itouch there is less commitment with it. There is more reasons but we won't get in to that right now. We got it last night Shelly installed all the software that night while I was watching Jumper. Seeing as she has a late day today I installed about 60+ songs, some podcasts and a few pictures. I love this thing I'm happy that I got it for Shelly now I'll have to get myself one. We do have some new news. Shelly and I are planning our vacation for the east. We will be down from Aug. 6th to the 13th. More details as they come about. This is one of the few vacations to the east that I'm actually looking forward to. I have been promised that this will actually be a vacation full like vacation stuff instead of hanging with family. Don't worry we will still make rounds. I do look forward to that. I just like to vacation to. Between the two of us come August will be so ready for a vacation. Shell is currently putting just about 80 hrs. a week between both jobs. I'm only putting in 40 but there 40 long, hard, and stressful hrs. So here's to the east coast can't wait to see you and our families.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Love Hate relationship

Ok so know this isn't Shelly posting this one it actually is the husband Kevin. I know its crazy right. Ok so on to my title with the love/hate relationship I have with I guess myself. I love that I have one of the greatest wifes ever. The best family any person can come into immediate and extended and by law families. I have great parents that have shown me unconditional love and support through all bad mistakes made. They have taught me the value of a dollar and how important it is to have a good work ethic. To good according to my wife who thinks I put work first more times than not which is probably true. I love that I live to the fullest and really don't care that I'm not rich. I'm comfortable and happy and thats all that matters. I work for a company called Hill-Rom. They are a specialty bed company that delivers beds and medical equipment to Hospitals. They have been around for over 75 years. I love the job and I can move wherever I want that has a service center in the states which is just about anywhere. I recently made employee of the quarter for my territory and received 30 shares of the company as well. Which right now is worth over 1200. So needless to say they like me and I like them. Shelly will be going to school in the fall for her RN. She has another job at the Taj Mahol of Surgery Centers in Amarillo paying very well and is going to work around her school schedule. All good news right? It is. Now to what I hate about myself. I have recently been looking into a change of scenery. I don't know what it is about me but I can't stay still for to long I like Amarillo, I like the East Coast but I just can't stay still. My new hotspot for a place to live is Seattle Washington. Its definetly the most beautiful place I've ever seen. I've been doing research into it and the cost of living isn't to bad its more less like living in Baltimore or Washington D.C. or even Philidelphia. So as far as the cost goes its not that bad. Now realistically we wouldn't even move until Shelly is out of school. But man I got that itch and really can't wait till then. I lived in the middle of the states, lived on the east, now its time to live on the west. Who knows maybe that will be the last move probably not though. Seattle has two to three service centers to choose from and they are always looking for people. Shelly says I have alot of wants but somehow we always make it work. Oh yeah I do have to still convince my wonderful wife to sign on to this adventure as she doesn't know yet thats our next big move. So good luck to me and maybe I'll start writing more so check back. Oh yeah congrats to my cousin Adam for being a dad!