Monday, January 26, 2009

Here Again...

Why is it when I plan to catch up around the house, I never do? UGG! DH and I went out to eat Friday. We picked up a couple of cheesesteaks, and then stopped in to BB&B. Didn’t get anything exciting, just a few things on clearance. I spent about $10.

We then stopped by FIL’s and visited with them and dh’s grandfather for a while. Everyone seems to be doing okay, considering. Today might be hard, because everyone is back at work today, but FIL will go over and take him out for coffee or something. I think he’ll be alright in the long run. Here’s hoping anyway.

Anyway, I had ½ a Chicken Philly Friday night and was fine. Then had the other ½ for lunch on Saturday, and it made me really sick. So, spent most of the time either in bed or in the bathroom. Not how I wanted to spend Saturday.

Sunday I was better though. Finished nearly all my laundry. Worked on my room some. All the embellishments are put away, so I can now (mostly) see the floor. Now I have to get the stuff out of the hallway and put it back. It’s getting there.

I’m going to rehearsal tonight instead of Thursday as Thursday is the Eagles concert. Then Friday, I’ll be off to WR. It’s looking to be another cold one weather-wise. Friday’s low is 30, high is 62, Saturday 31/60, but then Sunday a little warmer 39/66. BRRRR! (Have I told you how much I hate cold? Yet I go every year, don’t I? I am a glutton! LOL!!!)

I’ll have exciting news in the next few days about our upcoming show and all the excitement going on with that. Fun Stuff for sure.

Happy Monday.

Friday, January 23, 2009

This week...

Well, here I am. It’s been a long hard week, probably one of the longest. DH’s grandmother passed away around 5pm last Friday. Her whole family was with her when she went. She was laid to rest on Tuesday.

I have such a feeling of emptiness now. I’m sure it’s magnetized times 10 for DH and 100 for his grandfather. I’ve lost a loving family member, my gossip buddy, and my language teacher all rolled into one. It hurts…for now…but if there’s anything I’ve learned in this short time on earth, it is perseverance. We go on. We have to. If we don’t, we wilt away ourselves. And that’s not what our loved ones would have wanted for us.

So life goes on. You live it to the fullest. Everyday is a gift. Yes, I know I’m full of clich├ęs. That’s pretty common at a time like this.

So the theme of the day…Appreciate your gifts:
-Loving family and friends who are just like family. (You know who you are.)
-Being relatively healthy and able to go out and enjoy the world.
-An ability to appreciate humor in everything. (Yes, even this. Because I know darn good and well, I’m being cussed out from above for spending way too much time on this!)
-The ability to live comfortably. Okay, I know the whole “money doesn’t buy happiness.” No, it doesn’t. But I’m grateful for the fact that we do have decent jobs, especially in this economy, and that we have a roof over our heads and food on the table. We’re not struggling day to day. I remember some lean years growing up. And I think I’ve worked hard to ensure that I won’t have to live like that any more.
-And lastly, to know that we can enjoy the beauty in the world. A flower growing, a child laughing, a kitten purring, a tropical sunset. All these things are beauty, in their own right.

I’m usually not one for maudlin or sentimental gush. My style is more sarcastic or dark humor. You regulars know that. But to quote an all-time favorite movie: “Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Bonus points for the person who can tell me the movie!) :P

Friday, January 16, 2009

I borowed this from Jules!

1. Do you like blue cheese? YES

2. Have you ever smoked? YES

3. Do you own a gun? NO WAY

4. What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? FRUIT PUNCH

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? YES, I KNOW I'M GONNA GET A LECTURE ABOUT SOMETHING, LIKE MY WEIGHT.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? MMMMM....CHILI DOGS

7. Favorite Christmas movie? CHRISTMAS CAROL

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? COKE

9. Can you do push-ups? THE WUSSY GIRLY KIND I CAN

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? MY ENGAGEMENT RING

11. Favorite hobby? SCRAPBOOKING AND STAMPING (LIKE KIP!) AND MUSIC

12. Do you have A.D.D? YES, MOST DEFINATELY!!!

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? SUPPOSED TO

14. Middle name? ELISABETH

15. Name thoughts at this moment? HOW AM I GONNA MAKE IT TO 4PM???

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? WATER, SODA AND OJ

17. Current worry? NANA AND DH

18. Current hate right now? THE COLD

19. Favorite place to be? ON A BEACH OR IN THE POOL SOMEWHERE

20. How did you bring in the New Year? I SLEPT...WE WERE SICK

21. Where would you like to go? ENGLAND (HOPEFULLY IN THE FALL IF I CAN GET THE TIME OFF WORK)

22. Name three people who will complete this? LINDA, MICHELE, JAYNE

23. Do you own slippers? NOPE

24 What color shirt are you wearing? GRAY WITH LAVENDAR "GAP" LETTERS

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? NO...STATIC ELECTRICITY

26. Can you whistle? NOPE

27. Favorite Color? PURPLE

28. What songs do you sing in the shower? NONE

29. Would you be a pirate? ONLY IF I CAN HANG WITH JACK SPARROW (SWOON!)

30. Favorite Girl's Name? SIOBHAN, NATALIE

31. Favorite boy's name? ALEXANDER

32. What's in your pocket right now? POCKETS ARE EMPTY

33. Last thing that made you laugh? OUR DIRECTOR LAST NIGHT AND HIS ACCENT.

34. What vehicle do you drive? FORD EXPLORER

35. Worst injury you've ever had? TORE OUT MY KNEECAP PLAYING SOFTBALL WHEN I WAS 10.

36. Do you love where you live? I DO, JUST WISH I HAD A LITTLE MORE ROOM.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? A LOT!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just an update

No sooner had I finished, than "girlfriend" shows up in the backyard.

Miles is jumping from window to window trying to "talk" to her. too, too funny!

Happy Weekend!

Goodness, is the weekend here already! I'm so glad. Getting 4 hours of sleep the night before will do that to you, ya know?

So, what did you all think of that game? Wasn't it great? Well, of course the Gators are victorious, did we expect anything else? I know I'm singing..."We are the boys of Old Florida, Down Where the Old Gator Plays." So, the question now is, will Tebow be back? I say yes. I think he really wants to finish his degree. Its good to know, that despite being probably one of Florida's best quarterbacks, his life is way more than football. And unfortunately, his style of quarterbacking won't make it in the NFL...now if he wants to become the next Mike Alstott, I'm sure Gruden can find a spot for him, hehehe!

I'm off to the mall today, hopefully to find my t-shirt. I may go to Kohl's this morning, too, they are having Power Hours and I want to use my gift card. But I don't know what I need. Pants are the biggest thing, but buying pants are such a huge PITA, being big and short at the same time is not a good combination.

Well, DH's grandmother went back to the hospital. She's been in and out since before Christmas. I got a call Monday morning that she has gone into liver failure. She had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrohsis this summer. They've drained several liters of fluid from her stomach. She's also had to fight off a host of infections, but we did hear on Thursday that her white cell count had gone way down, so that's good. Just taking it one day at a time. She's very tired and weak, and I'm not sure how much fight she has, but it's out of our hands at this point.

So now, I'm going to go pay a few bills and clean up the house. Fascinating stuff, let me tell you. (GRRR Miles just knocked off my connection. Have to fix it!) Okay, I'm back. He's silly. Now he's looking out the window, looking for his "girlfriend" the black and white kitty that wonders around the neighborhood. One morning I woke up to some caterwhauling, it was her climbing on the outside of the screen, and Miles screeching on the inside.

Well, that's all for now. Off to bask in some football glory! See ya!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Year!

Well, this weekend our house was full of sickness. First, DH and now, me. UGG!!!! I took a Zyrtec yesterday and pretty much slept the day away. Now, I’m at work muffling through. At lunch I’m going to go to the store and get some decongestants (something that won’t make me sleep). Sigh! I was supposed to go to the crop in Ruskin this weekend, but had just too much crap to do, and now I’m kinda glad I didn’t, because I would have given this to everyone else. And I’m sure no one would have appreciated that. But hopefully, I’ll get over it pretty quick, and try and go to Sarasota this weekend. One day at a time, I say, right?

New Year’s Eve we went to Mike and Dawn’s, but DH was so out of it on cold medicine I had to drag him home at 11. We fell asleep quickly after that, and missed the ball drop. DH says “It’s a big crystal ball, it’s in Time Square and it drops. Just like last year. What is there to miss?” So true, so true. I tried to get the tree down on NYD, but he was out for the count and there is no way I can get in the attic by myself. (darn my shortness and fear of ladders!)

Friday it was back to work time. But they did let us leave early. At 2:30. Woohoo, a whopping hour and a half. I think it was because the boss walked around and saw everyone on the internet and figured out we weren’t going to work anyway. Gee, you think!

Saturday, DH was feeling better, but I was starting to get that little throat tickle. We managed to get the entire house taken down and packed up, and all the usual pictures, table cloths, etc, were put back in the position they are the other 11 months out of the year.

Now, what about that CK debacle with the Project 365 album? Once again they have decided to make a name for themselves. And it was NOT a good one. I had sworn off of them after the whole Hall of Fame fiasco last year, but with all the buzz on this one, I figured, what the hell, right? Always listen to your gut, I say. So, I tried to get in, and tried and tried, and just kept getting bounced out. Or the screen would sit there and not move. So I decided to try it later. Well, a half hour later and guess what? All sold out…And no apologies, no explanation. Just a huge mess AGAIN! And I’m seeing people being charged $15 and $20 for shipping, when the kit itself was only $30!!! Come on CK, get on the ball!!!!

I’m listening to the Joe Henry albums I downloaded yesterday. He’s pretty obscure, so those of you who don’t know who he is, if you ever see those “Tribute” videos that TCM does at the end of the year, he does the haunting background music. He’s considered “Alt. Country” which to me isn’t really country. It’s more bluesy-jazzy-folksy type of music. Anyway, I am really enjoying it right now.

Well, that’s all for today. Have fun!