Friday, September 11, 2009


A time to remember.

It's hard to believe that I am actually sitting here and writing. I have not been able to get a moment to update here since February! That is just insane. I really need to get my act together. Things have just been hectic around here and I'm just now trying to get some control. Sad, I know, but it will eventually work out. It usually does.

I have ton's to talk about and bunches of photos that I really want to post. That is going to take some time, but I will work on it.

For my friends at 2 peas. I haven't forgotten you! I do try to visit and really need to more often now. I received a new camera (Canon Rebel XS) as a gift in June, and to be honest with you. I have very little clue how to work the damn thing. It's not that complicated (I don't think) just haven't had the time to play with it. Now I just need to see about getting a telephoto lens. The 18-55 just isn't going to be good enough for Wrestling matches! If anyone has any suggestions on what lens I should use, please let me know. I NEED HELP!

Well... ta ta for now.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


So as promised I will post a photo of my hair in it's curly state. This is the way it will look pretty much all the time since I do not blow dry or use a brush! I know it's weird but I don't. For really curly hair the brush just breaks the hair and then causes it to frizz. I pretty much use a wide tooth comb in the shower while the conditioner is sitting in it. I will go and have it blown straight maybe 2 times a year or for something special event (maybe) I am one of those weird people.... I really LOVE my curly hair. This has been another busy week here. I've been going to school Mondays and Wednesdays for 3 1/2 hours a night. Now I've added another evening to the mix for my medical terminology and coding course. The good thing is it gets me away from this bunch of crazies! Look at them.... this what they do about every 30 mins. They pose in front of a mirror or take photos of themselves.

DJ is getting pretty excitied about going into this bodybuilding competition in June. I think he has a really good chance of winning or at least placing! He has been great at keeping Joseph motivated and excited about going to the gym and I'm seeing some drastic results now.

We found out yesterday that Joseph passed 2 of the 4 state tests that he took last week. He passed the writing and reading. Now he is going to try again in June for the US History and Global History. He failed the Global by only 6 points! That really stinks. I have to say that he really tried hard this time.

Tuesday, it snowed the entire day. It started at about 7am and just continued with a wonderful light snow pretty much until 10pm. We accumalated about 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff, which of course ended up freezing to everything because the temps dropped down to 20 degrees. The main roads are pretty good but the side ones are like a sheet of ice. I took out my trusty "broken" camera and got a few shots.

As for today, I have a doctors appointment at noon and then making dinner. Tonight the wrestlers about 13 of them asked me to bleach their hair for Leagues which is this Saturday. If you follow my blog you might remember the past two years of me doing this. The boys originally called me and asked if I would do it, but they really wanted to do it on Wednesday and of course I couldn't due to school. So the one kid called all the boys and told them that they had to change the night to tonight so I could be there. Wasn't that sweet of them, lol. It is a fun evening with these boys all sitting together with bleach on their heads and who is trying to scratch their heads and them taking bets as to who's hair is going to come out the blondiest. Their a bunch of nuts!

So I'm off to have some breakfast and check out some of your blogs and play catch up this morning. Hope you all have a Terrific Thursday!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Superbowl Sunday

To be honest with you I do not follow this sport at all anymore. When I was younger, yes, I did. Since the age of about 22 I completely lost interest in it along with a few other sports that use to follow like hockey, and baseball. Now I only follow scholastic wrestling and I'm still a big fan of tennis. I can't play either to save my life, but I truly enjoy them both.

Speaking of Tennis... Did anyone watch the Austrialian Open? Thank goodness for DVR and then ESPN for the repeat coverage during our hours. Last night (or today since Austrialia is 16 hours ahead of us) was the men's finals. What a battle! I could not believe that Nadal won over Federer. Nadal just has gotten so much better with each match he plays in. As for the Women's finals... Serena Williams walked away with this title over Danaria Safina. It was a pretty easy final for Serena.

On to Wrestling. DJ was coaching a group of the Kid Wrestlers today in a tournament. I decided to show up and take some photos of the boys on the mat. It was so cute to see the little guys sparing on the mats. It's not like the older guys. The little ones don't really give up and seem to fight to the bitter end. My High School team this year has a few kids that would prefer not to use their energy. The minute they get turned on their backs they stop fighting to get out of that position and seem to just give up.

Here is a photo of DJ coaching along with a few of the other coaches for the team. He's all the way on the left
Now the 2 peas challenge for today is: Describe a color in one word (without using the color's name)...... JUICY This is a great challenge. I like to think of things like this.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Here I am

It has certainly been crazy here. As always, just when I think things have calmed down.... they don't! Everyone in this house is pretty stressed out right now.

I don't know what Danny is going to do. He has spent almost 2 full months getting his CDL license, he has passed all the written and driving tests for the busdriver license. He has even gotten a job as a driver. This was his first week on the job and it is a tough week to start something like this. This is a big testing week so the bus schedules are all crazy and he is not the only confused. The people that have been doing this for year are even crazed at this point and can't wait for today to come to an end. At any rate, he is having a nervous breakdown and he's only done this for 4 days. This morning he didn't even get up and then finally called in. I really hope he gets out of this little state. He really needed to do this for himself. My friend who has been a busdriver for over 30 years said Danny is not the only person freaking out this week. She completely lost it yesterday also. Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying that he can get through this.

As for me.... I started my classes this week. Now I knew that there was going to be a ton of typing, but I have to say that I didn't think I was going to have to type for 3 hours straight! My arm was killing me around the 2nd hour. I can't wait to test out of this portion of the class. My WPM were very good in all the lessons that I did. I guess my average for the 14 lessons was around 65 WPM. Not to shabby. I am looking forward to see what is instore for me next week. I am still doing my 365 photo challenge. It's been difficult to keep up, but I am managing. I did miss a day or two I think, but I will make it up. Here is yesterdays photo, I cut off 12 inches of my hair! Donated it to Lock's of Love. This is a whole new look for me. I hope it will look good when I just was and go and it's back to it's curly self tomorrow. It better since 360 days out of the year it is curly. The girl that does my hair just loves to blow it straight, because I never, never do it straight.
Here is the photo right after I cut it off.
Joseph is still being HOME Schooled! We went to a meeting last week and well.... I was denied and completely overlooked again when it comes to Joseph. The board decided to continue HOME schooling him for the REST of the YEAR! Needless to say, I was pretty pissed off! Boy did they play right into Joseph's hand again. He is so happy and who wouldn't be.... he has one teacher that comes on Monday for 1 hour, another that comes on Wednesday for 2 hours and the third comes on Thursday for 2 hours. Oh yeah did I mention they don't even come here until after actual school hours usually around 2:45pm. So you know what that means.... he can sleep in everyday. I've been trying to get him up by 9am everyday, but somedays it just doesn't happen.

DJ is still looking for a job. He decided not to go to school this semester and will be returning in the fall. Not sure which college he wants to attend at this time and he is sending in his applications to 3 so we will see.
I'm off to check out some blog's that of course I haven't been checking into lately due to my crazyness. I hope everyone has a FABOLUS Friday and WONDERFUL Weekend.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Thats me.... just a slacker I guess. I was really trying to be good and couldn't even last a week. Oh well. Things got a little crazy near the end of last week and this week is no better. I have 2 wrestling meets this week plus 2 tournaments on the weekend. I'm just exhausted. My house looks like a garbage truck came and emptied his truck in here. Then to boot, I decided to take some classes offered at the college. What was I thinking? Wrestling isn't even over yet and I going to try to take 3 classes. I'm insane. Any way I need to make this a quick update, because I have to go get ready to go to the college to take my placement class. That just sounds so weird. I haven't "been" in school in 28 years.

Here we go with my 365 project: It's DJ of course. This is actually photo #9/365. I still need to upload from the weekend. Hopefully I will get to that later on today. No promises though.
I'm not sure about the rest of the country or where you are, but it's been really cold here! Saturday we got a little snow, nothing extreme, just enough to make you slow down while driving. By Friday this week we are suppose to be down to "0"! I'm not liking that at all. Hope it warms up a little for my tournament on Saturday.
Well, I'm out of here. Going to try to catch up with some of you.
Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Thursday

I'm sure you all know what day it is. This is just for me. I don't really have any idea what to write about. It was a very hectic day yesterday and I never got a chance to get on here to update.

I did however do my 365 photo yesterday (here it is): My Santa display. I love to collect them and this year I couldn't find any!

And here is today's: This is my handmade scarf. I love this thing.It is made of fleece and is sooooo very warm.
Today I had a ton of running around to do again. It was just a little crazy around here.

I'm not sure if I mentioned that DH is training to drive a bus! This is a big deal around here. He is very unsure of himself and doubtful. I have faith that he will do well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. There is just so much for you to remember now and he is really struggling with it.
I'm trying to get my photos ready for my collages. As you know this is going to be a huge project and I'm not really sure I'm really up for the challenge right now. I do have one of my friends willing to help me cut out my photos for placement. This, of course, is a plus and I'm so Thankful!
Well, I'm out of here for now. Going to see if I catch up with some of your blogs.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


It's a gloomy day here on Long Island. Not to mention that it is slightly cold out there. No... It's not in the single digits like some other places, but to me it is cold.

I could not sleep again last night and just seems like I finally fall asleep about 4am then of course I don't want to get up in the morning. I guess it doesn't help much that my bed is heated and I just don't want to leave it.

It's a slow start this morning for me. I still have not taken my photo of the day and really need to do that before I completely forget and it's only day 6. That would really stink if I goofed up already.

Another boring day here. Not much planned for me. Just going to drop off a few bills, maybe order some photo's on line and attempt to get some of my collages done for the Coach's Hall of Fame Banquet. Shoot.. I just remember I need to order that CD also. Wow... I'm really slacking. Well.. I'm off to get that done. Shoot now I have a lot to do it seems. Hopefully I will post later my photo of the day.

Have a Terrific Tuesday