Posted by: Tricia | Saturday, January 19, 2008

And I climb out from under my rock…

Hello dear friends,

Yes, I am still around and kicking, just not out in the blogosphere. In fact, my poor computer has been rather neglected all the way around since I started my job!

Please accept my most humble apologies for ignoring you like this. I have received all your inquiries, and I have no excuse for not responding…but I have been touched and uplifted to know you guys are thinking of me and have come to care so much about what’s going on in my life!

So the job is going GREAT. The company I work for makes customized magnification ‘loupes’ for dentists and surgeons. I am a customer service rep, so the majority of my work day is spent answering the phones, taking customer orders for parts, repair requests, answering questions, etc. And I love it! I’m wired for customer service, and I love taking care of issues, solving problems, and making the customers’ experiences enjoyable all the way around. I can see myself working for this company for a long time.

This job is so perfect on so many levels…the best part is what I mentioned above, but now for what I consider more like the ‘perks’: I can wear jeans to work if I want! They’re only my FAVORITE article of clothing in the world. The commuting distance is a huge plus as well. Generally speaking, the people I work with are wonderful, with only the typical workplace issues to deal with. And I was prepared for that.

And now for the “Back on the dating scene” update. M just quit calling me all of a sudden, and that was that. While I’m curious to know what was going through his mind, I just blew him off right back. And I guess B didn’t like the way I neglected to contact him for a few days during my Thanksgiving craziness, so he too blew me off. Fair enough. I never even met him in person.

But P…well…whaddya know. Our chemistry is definitely a face-to-face thing, because once I gave him that second chance, it’s been all downhill from there! Remember I mentioned he hurt his knee playing soccer not too long before we met…well, he had to have surgery on it in mid-December, and his parents came up from Mexico City to help out during and after the surgery. They stayed for a whole month, and it was a good thing. His recovery was a lot harder than he was expecting, and he couldn’t have done it all by himself.

Anyway, he had me over for dinner one night, which his mom cooked. 🙂 It was such a great night, and even though there was quite a large language barrier there (I attempted to speak as much Spanish as I could, but it certainly wasn’t as much as I would’ve hoped), we all enjoyed each other’s company immensely! We ate incredible authentic Mexican food, played dominoes, and cards, and laughed and laughed and laughed. It was amazing.

Oh, I have so many stories to tell about P…and the time we’ve spent together…just can’t do it all here at one time. But I can give you a brief outline:

  • First kisses are the best!
  • He spoils me rotten, and loves doing it.
  • He says he didn’t think he’d ever be able to feel like this again.
  • 53rd kisses are the best!
  • He sent me the most incredible text message I’ve ever gotten back on Jan. 8th: “I enjoyed it too…Ur laugh is out of this world… I can’t believe we talked until midnight… U r dangerous…I think my fall is inevitable…
  • Yeah, that made me melt. And I was at work!
  • When he found out the RK was spending this past Thursday night with his dad since there was no school yesterday, he showed up at my house, bearing flowers, right after he knew I would’ve just gotten the IB to bed.
  • And we were unable to say goodbye until 3:00 AM.
  • Time just stands still when we’re together.

Oh, I could keep going…

I don’t know what’s going to happen with this blog. I really want to get going back in the flow of this, but I just don’t know if it’s possible right now. Maybe this post will spark it back up again…who knows? Keep me in your RSS readers, though…just in case!

And again…I really appreciate all your emails and comments during my absence. And look…if you stick with it, I’ll eventually come around! Hugs to all of you!



  1. Its so good to hear that things are going well for you. I hope you do keep us up to date, but don’t feel like you have to. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

  2. I just knew things were hoppin’ for you 🙂

    I’m so glad to read that you’re happy and busy and feeling good about things!

  3. OK, I can breathe again!

    If you ever disappear like that again… Well, just don’t make me come up there. 😉

    Seriously, so glad to hear that things are going well, and you’ve just been ecstatically busy.

  4. Whew!!!! Finally – I can breathe again, too! Your fellow Midlanders and other Texan friends were just a wee bit worried about you, lassie!

    Glad everything’s so peachy, and RK and IB are all good – it’s good and refreshing to hear the lilt in your writing!!

    Keep us updated as you have time!

  5. Girl…you don’t know how I’ve worried about you and the boys!!

    I totally understand about the blog thing but please, please…D.O.N.’T J.U.S.T diasppear again!

    I’m so thankful that things are going well. That’s what I’ve prayed for you.

    Take care…

  6. It’s good to hear you’re ok. I was worried too. Keep in touch. Ya don’t have to write a lot, just say “Hi, I’m doing fine”

  7. Rah, rah on the job! Way to go!

    (I’m still looking)

  8. Going back through the files, and then realized you had not been around! I’m really happy that you are happy! Go with it, but always keep your eyes wide open.. Don’t want to see you hurt when things are looking up!

  9. you sound so happy and you deserve it!!!

  10. Still think of you and check your blog periodically.


  11. Just wanted to say hi. I wonder about you all the time. I hope things are ok with y’all.

    I’m thinking that quiet on the internet means lots of activity in real life 🙂

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