Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hello, My Name Is _________

I do not like it at all when certain words are shortened. The 2 biggies that come to mind are "meds" for medicine or medication and "tat/tats" for tattoo/tattoos. I'm not really sure where my dislike came from for these abbreviations.

I used to REALLY hate it when people called me Deb. However, it wasn't all people. Only when it came from the mouths of people that I had just met that very moment or even near strangers like the teller at the bank.

I will admit that this dislike came from a time when I was working at a place that had several people with variations of the name Deborah. A couple of them preferred to be called Deb and so that translated itself over to me. One of these "Deb" people was a complete bitch and I did not want to be associated with her in the least so I insisted that people call me Debi or Deborah.

I am many years removed from that situation and so it doesn't bother me so much anymore but I prefer that only my friends and/or family refer to me as Deb. It is more of a personal name to me and I don't want just any joe schmo off the street calling me that which is reserved for the people who really know me.

My good friend p|b calls me "Debs" and I love that. It is so appropriate coming from her and it makes me smile when I hear it. My aunt calls me "Debi Doodle" and has since I was a kid so that name has great memories of it. I even have a good friend now calling me that which is awesome. We called my grandfather "Daddybear", so I often greeted him with "Hey DB!" to which he would reply "Hey DD!" (my last name starts with a D as well). For some odd reason it was always sort of said with the tone of Yogi the Bear saying hello to Boo Boo.

My wonderful neighbors across the street always call me "Deborah" which I've never really been called before, even though it is my name. I'm not really sure how that happened, I don't introduce myself that way ... one time I even told them that they could call me Debi if they wanted to but they said that I will always be Deborah to them and so that is what they call me. I love that.

One of my very best friends now is named Debora and the fact that I share a name with such a fabulous person thrills me to no end. Plus its nice to have someone else of my age with the name. There aren't a whole heck of a lot of us out there in our 30's.

Names are a funny thing ... It took me a long time to really LOVE my name. Now I will never change it, it defines who I am in my mind. I'm proud of it and what it means, how my parents discussed and thought about what to name me. It had to be a difficult thing to do. That is a huge responsibility.

Mom, Daddy ... thanks for giving me my name. I appreciate it more than you know. Love, Debi

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sweater Coat Progress

OK, as promised ... not the most beautiful picture ever, but it gets the point across. I have begun this project. So far I am through the back left (of the back left, back middle and back right), and am about to start the back middle section. It is fairly simple considering the pattern is 4,000,000 pages long (ok, 3.5 really).

Sweater Coat Progress

On another note, hubby and I went out on Sunday and took some pictures. I'm going to get them off the camera and uploaded tonight so keep an eye out for fun stuff to come!

p.s. Happy Birthday Daddybear, I love you!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Where did that come from?!

This morning when I left for work it was balmy and about 79 degrees. It became a little more muggy mid morning, so weird for February. Even in Texas. When I left work at 5:15pm it was COLD. You know, cold for here. So, like 50 and really windy. That's crazy - 30 degree drop!

In other news, I've started crocheting my Sweater Coat - yay! I hope to post pictures soon (when it starts to look like something other than a couple of rows! OK, off to work on it.

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