Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

I know, I know, I’m a slacker. Sorry about that. Work has been a bear. Busy, busy, busy. It seems that everything has come in at once.

What are everyone’s Halloween plans? I’m going over the SIL’s to trick or treat with the kids. Should be fun. I’m make sure to post some pics this week.

I watched Charlie Brown last nite and then went right to sleep. I hope I’m not coming down with something, but I have been so tired the last few days. When I sleep like that, that usually means a bug is coming. Probably because of the weather. All this rain and dampness.

One think I am looking forward to is Dawn’s new challenge blog. It starts tomorrow and I’m going to sit down and make myself do it this weekend. It should be fun.

My buddy, Eric had his birthday yesterday. He brought us his leftover chocolate cake. It’s sitting in the kitchen, calling my name. I think I may have to go answer the call.

Here’s sending some good thoughts out to Kip. I hope the docs can help out your back. I hate to hear that you are suffering.

Well, I think I’ll put on some Monster Mash and try and get through the day. Don’t eat too much candy!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hello World

Well, got to say, this weekend was pretty boring. I spent most of the weekend, playing catch-up and got most of it done. Did almost all of the house cleaning. Just have to finish dusting and mopping. Fun! Put away most of the stuff in my room, and even got DH to hang my Heidi canvas.

Caught up on my TV watching. You know, I don’t care what they say about ER, it’s still a great show. I still don’t tire of it, even with the change of characters and such. Heck, even Archie has grown on me. And my Luka comes back. Yay!!! (swoon, swoon).

I tried to watch that Viva Laughlin show. I think it’s an okay show. But you got to get rid of that break out into song crap. The show totally doesn’t need it, and you are turning off more viewers I think. So that one gets a pass.

And what do you think about the new "Women's Murder Club"? The first episode was so/so, but the second one was a lot better. I'm taking a wait and see with that one. I have a feeling it will be good.

Heck, even CSI was pretty good last week. The premise was a little hokie, but they played it out well. I’m still sick of the Sara/Grissom thing, but it was only one scene, really. Even the annoying new girl wasn’t as annoying.

Watched a lot of football. Bummed that the Bulls had to drop so far in the polls, but if they run the table, they still may have a chance. I think anyone does. And I think Ohio State’s going to fall sooner or later. Go Gators!! Great game that was. Lots of excitement. And what happened to the Bucs? Wasn’t that sad? They had every opportunity to win and blew it. I hope it doesn’t come back to bite them in the end.

Oh, I went to the HomeGoods grand opening on Sunday. Neat store, I like it a lot. Spent about $70, mostly little odds and ends. A few picture frames, some cutting boards, some Christmas-y things. But seeing as it is owned by TJ Maxx, I give it six weeks to look like a dump. If it doesn’t I will be pleasantly surprised. But I’m at the point where I don’t even shop at Ross or TJ Maxx anymore because the stores all look like a bomb went off in them, you can never find what you want. When I worked at Marshalls back in the day (which is now owned by TJ Maxx as well) we were not allowed to leave that store until it was in cleaned up. I remember a few late nites during our grand opening week. (10 or 11 pm, when the store closed at 9:00). How’s that saying go: Good help is hard to find nowadays.

Well, back to the salt mines. Let’s see how long this week drags on. (Aren’t they all, until the weekend?)

Monday, October 15, 2007

The fun is over...for now!

Creepover was a blast. Let me tell you. Linda and her girls outdid themselves once again. I have so much fun when I’m with them. I love it.

Here’s a pic of the pumpkin I made for the contest. I know it’s not much, but I’m kinda proud of it. I usually don’t do contests. It’s hard for me to think outside of the box, I’m more of a scraplifter/copier. So this was a little out of the comfort zone for me. The pumpkin contest was awesome, by the way. So, so much talent in our little group.

Speaking of talent, check out Jules’s blog for Dawn’s acrylic boards that she made. Aren’t they cool? I am definitely scraplifting those! I have to run to Ross today to return a few things, and what a coinky-dink, there’s a Staples right next door.  Props to Jules, too, for making her submit them. Dawn does awesome work, it deserves to be shown to the world.

Of course, today I’m back to the real world. I’m exhausted, of course. But all my Dec. 31 clients have been filed. YAY!!! Tomorrow, we’re having an end-of-season/Bosses Day/Celebratory luncheon and then get to go home early. That’s cool. Oh, and I won $5 on Lotto last week. But divided by 6 people, I won 83 cents. Oops. Well, we’re just going to reinvest our winnings for this week’s drawing.

I tried to start my diet again today too. But wouldn’t you know it, someone had to bring in chocolate cake? How dare them. It was too yummy, so I had to have a small piece of course. Oh well.

Well, here is the link to pics that Cathie M. took. Aren’t they a hoot?

Hey Linda, I wonder if “Ford” ever found his date at the Hard Rock? LOL!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

From Jules

My friend, Jules tagged me and here is how this works.
The rules are as follows:
1) Link to the "tagger" & post the rules.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself- random / weird facts.
3) Tag 7 people & link to them.
4) Leave comments on their blogs, so they know they've been tagged.

So, if I tag you.....follow those rules!!!!!


1) I was a preemie baby, born at 32 weeks.
2) I am collecting Monopoly pieces from McD's! :)
3) I've never ridden a bicycle
4) I still have my teddy bear from when my first Christmas. Sometimes, he even sleeps with me.
5) I got a zero on my biology test once, because I got caught with crib notes.
6) I cannot whistle
7) I had to have four permanent teeth (not including wisdom teeth) pulled because my mouth is too small. (In size, not in volume!)

I tag...everyone who's not been tagged. (heck, do I even know 7 people???)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Good Morning

Awww...what a nice weekend I had. Sure, it probably would have been nicer to meet TIM!!! But it was a good one all the same.

I’ll try to upload some pics tonite for you all to see. I tried to do it yesterday morning before I got back, but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Let me just say, I do not like Windows Vista. I dread the day I need to buy a new computer because I just don’t want it!!!

The party was great, the kids were awesome, and saw A LOT of the old gang. And then afterwards a bunch of us hung out at Tracy and Tom’s to watch the game. That was NOT fun. Okay, well the hanging out part was. But the game wasn’t.

Had some great Haitian food at the party, and my favorite cake from the Haitian bakery. Now, I know a lot of you are not familiar with Haitian cake, but it is very dense, similar to a pound cake, with some extra spices and a hint of lemon. And the frosting is very light and not overly sweet. YUMMMO!!!! I have no idea where in Tampa to get anything like this, so when I do get it, it is a special treat!

Got a few hours in walking around Sawgrass before I got home. I got a Fossil watch for $20! And a few things from the Gap Outlet. Also got DH some stuff, too, as the VF Factory outlet always carries big sizes. I got him some jeans for $14 and a pair of khakis for the next cruise for $12. Hope they fit, for those prices it just is not worth the drive, even to Ellenton to take them back. (Although, Ellenton has the Coach outlet, hmmm, let me think about that one...)

Still no car, btw! I got into it with the body shop guy on Friday and made them upgrade me to another SUV (for no extra charge). I’m driving a Honda Pilot, which is okay. Don’t get me wrong, I like Honda, the engines are really good. But they are skimpy on the extras. I didn’t even have an input jack for my MP3 player. Yeah, I know, I’m spoiled. They say I’ll get my car back today, but I’ve been hearing that every day since Tuesday.

Well, I’ll post more, when I have more photos. It’s so much fun to see everyone and all their kids.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Happy Birthday to you!!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy First Birthday to Stephan and Zavier!!!
Happy Birthday to you!

Has it been a year already? It does not seem possible that the little buggers are a year old, now does it? I’ll be heading down to So. Fla. Tomorrow for their first birthday party. I haven’t seen them since July, so I am sure they are getting bigger and bigger. Can’t wait!

Today is Teri’s birthday, as well, so a shout out to her. Hope you get everything you want, girl!

I actually made it past 9:00 last nite, believe it or not. I didn’t fall asleep until about 9:15-9:30. I was recording Private Practice, and my DVR went crazy on me, not sure why, so I hope it recorded okay. Guess I’ll find out.

Speaking of TV’s, DH is determined to go buy us a new TV while I’m gone this weekend. There’s a Sony HD that’s marked down to $899, and then another 10% coupon off of that. I’m not real happy about it, as I just spent $500+ on my car, and I was HOPING to re-tile the kitchen/sunroom/entryway by year end. But it’s his money he’s spending, so what can I do? And unless Charlie does something about these ridiculous Property Tax proposals soon, we’ll be in this little (emphasis on little) house for a long time. Sigh!

Hoping to get my car back today. It was supposed to go into the paint shop either late Tuesday or early yesterday morning. Fingers crossed it was the latter, because I can’t take this stupid Dodge one more day. EEK!!!

Oh, Melody ate a moth this morning. Niiiiceee!! Guess she needed some protein. I saw her taking big swigs of water this morning, also. Must have been salty.

And I leave you with this, a Thursday edition of “Kids Say the Darnedest Things”:
Overheard at Nana’s house:

Madison: Faxon has hair on his butt.
Nana: Oh, Madison, you shouldn’t say that, that’s not nice.
Faxon: That’s okay, my daddy has hair on his peepee!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Not Cadillac, anyone but Cadillac

Poor guy, they are saying this is probably a career-ending injury. I really like him, too. And then there was another knee injury to Pettigrew. Looks like just a sprain, but he’ll probably be out for the season. Man, that sucks!!!! But who would have thought the Bucs would be 3-1???? I told DH after last weeks game that this is a team of destiny. There is so much going on this season that just reminds me of the Gators last season (but NOT this season, I might add), that makes me think that this is the year!!!

And if you had told me that USF would be ranked HIGHER in the AP poll than UF, I would have laughed in your face. Can you believe that??? They look incredible too. I’m really impressed by them, they have come such a long way in such a short time.

Well, this weekend I played a lot of catch-up (and still am not caught up, LOL!) I didn’t get to the bathrooms, the computer room looks like a dumping ground, and I still have a rack of laundry to iron. Ah, well, this too shall pass.

I got caught up on Premier Week. In a nutshell:

Heroes: Looks good so far, what the heck happened to Peter, though? And I’m not sure what Hiro is doing in the past has anything, but we’ll see.

K’ville: Eh, lame. Like the New Orleans/Katrina tie in, but just looked like another cop show to me. I’ll pass.

Cane: Oh MY GOD!!! Love this!!!!!! This one has great potential! A lot of stuff coming up. Can’t wait.

Back to You: The surprise of the season. I had pretty much given up the sitcom genre for dead. But this show really made me LOL!!! Not an easy task. I’ve always been a Kelsey Grammer fan, so I’m pulling for it, although, the wussy news director kid somewhat annoys me.

Private Practice: Eh, I’m 50/50 on this one. I love Addison, but I am just not sure she belongs here. And I’m not yet feeling the connection with the other characters. I’ll give this one a few weeks.

Grey’s Anatomy: This one was okay. What the hell was up with the deer story? And do we really need another Mere clone? We’ll have to see.

CSI:LV: Not bad. The story went well. I will say one thing. You know, I’ve been to Vegas (and more recently to AZ), and it rarely, if ever rains. If they get one inch, pretty much the whole city shuts down. But it rains all the FREAKIN’ time on this show. Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s CSI, just got to suspend your belief when you watch that show.
ER: Classic ER episode. Seems like they are sticking to the same formula. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Where’s Luka, though, I needed my eye candy???? Also, I wouldn’t want to work in that ER, because surely, somewhere, somehow, you WILL end up being the patient.

I’m also going to check our Dirty, Sexy Money with Donald Sutherland this week too. I missed the premiere and heard such good things, so I’m going to TIVO that one too. I also made it to part 5 of The War last nite, but fell asleep, so I’ll catch up on that throughout the week as well.

Well, here’s hoping to a good week. GO Bucs!!!!!