Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm Home!

Ok....I made it home. I left Las Vegas yesterday at 10:30am and landed in Chicago for 50 mins and then headed to Long Island! It makes for a very long day. I landed here in Long Island about 8pm.
Being home actually feels pretty good this time. The weather is sucky but it feels good. I have so much to do and don't know where to start. I really need to get some laundry done and get these boys to school shopping. I just don't have any energy to any of it right now. It is already noon time and I've pretty much done nothing! I guess that is the way this day is going to go. It is very gray and gloomy (makes me sad). I love the sunshine, it gives me energy most of the time.
2peas challenge for today:What does being a good friend to others means to you? What do you look for in a good friend? I think being a good friend is being a good listener, a person who will be there in good and bad. Someone to lean on when needed. I look for a person who will listen and not judge. They have to be fun to be around or at least make me laugh. They are thoughtful and sincere. Do any of you have a very good friend? One that you are not related to. I do! We have been best friends for 30 years! We have the same interests (not everything the same), we know how to make the smile, and we are always there for each other when needed. Of course my best friend is my little sister and well... we've been best friends for almost 37 years now! lol

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm leaving on a Jet Plane

Todays the day. I'm leaving Las Vegas heading home. If you have visited here at all this week you will already know that I am disappointed with most of my trip here this time. I really wanted to get loads of pictures, that didn't happen. I really wanted to just sit out in the sun and relax, that didn't happen. I did however accomplish spending time with my mom and dad, sister, neice and more time than I thought I would get with my son.
My sister and I did get some scrapbooking done. Which I'm very pleased with and can't wait to get home and take photos of my lo's so everyone can see them! I am pretty pleased with the way they came out.
I will be heading for the airport at 8 am. My plane takes off at 10:30am and then I land in Chicago for 50 mins and then on to Long Island. I land in Long Island at 8:15pm. This makes for a very long day.
2peas challenge for today: What is your most fav part of scrapping with others? What is your least fav part? My favorite part of scrapping with others is the great ideas that these other ladies have. They inspire me. They make me look at my photos a little more and think out of my little box. I also like the socializing part. I like to get to know them. My least favorite part is that there is never enough room to spread out it seems. I think I am a table hog! lol But I think most of us are, because I'm not the only one spreading out.
Hope everyone has a Terrific Day!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Alleys first day of school!

It is my niece Alleys first day of school. She is soooo excited it isn't even funny. Alley is going into the first grade now. Her teacher from Kindergarten moved up with them to 1st grade and she is even more excited that she gets the same teacher from last year. She is so funny. She was jumping up and down like a crazy girl when she heard the news. Hopefully, I will get some pictures of her first day of school.
This has not been the best trip to Las Vegas for me. I'm disappointed in myself for now putting my foot down and doing some fun stuff for me for a change! I did get some scrapbooking done with my sister, but that is really it. My dad has been way to needed this trip! I just wanted to take photos and have fun. But no.... he would rather just sit either in a yucky casino or sit at home doing nothing! That just makes me mad. I even told him that I don't know when I'm coming back. If he doesn't get a pt job soon we all may hurt him! He is driving everyone crazy already and he only retired 3 weeks ago!
Other than that... its been pretty boring like I mentioned yesterday! I fly home Tuesday morning and then the school madness begins at my house.
Hope everyone has a Great Day!

Just Another Sunday

Its just another Sunday here in Las Vegas. I am going out of my mind. I still have not gotten to do anything that I really wanted to do. I did however get to Scrappy-Do the lss here that is going out of business. I scored some great foam stamps, basic grey pp and mono's, got some assorted colors of bazzill, some ribbon, some really cute dragonfly brads, and adhesive. Everything was 30% off. I think I did pretty good ended up spending about $40. Not to bad.

Today will be another boring day spent with my father. This man needs to go back to work! He is driving everyone crazy. He is bored so he calls at least 20 times a day and then begs for someone to hang out with him so they can be bored also! OMG! I have to tell you.... this trip has not been relaxing in any way and I almost can't wait to go home!

Last night we went to Cosmic Bowl! We had a lot of fun Bowling. I have to see if any pictures (which would be the first pictures that I'm getting from this trip) came out. It was very dark in there and they also have like disco lights, so I'm not sure how good any of them are going to be.

2 peas Challenge: List 5 vacations that you liked and 5 that you would like to go on.

Vacations that I've been on:
1. Went to FL when my best friend got married and took my dh (we were not married then) and then we went to Disney World afterwards. That was great.
2. My Senior Class Trip! That was a 7 day cruise to the Bahamas! AWESOME
3. My 2nd trip to Las Vegas!
4. My cruise that I won from a local radio station. We flew to Tampa, then went to the port and cruised to Cozumel, Grand Cayman Island and New Orleans. That was 2001
5. Would be again to FL for my 10 year reunion! We had a blast!

Where I would like to go:
1. I would like to go to Hawaii.
2. I would like to backpack through Europe
3. I think I would like to go to Alaska
4. I would like to take a road trip to every state in the US (48)
5. Maybe take another cruise. (not sure where)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cosmic Saturday!

It is Cosmic Saturday here. We are going to be going to Cosmic Saturday Bowling later tonight. This is bowling at Sunset Station. They have this bowling from 6pm-2am. My sister,bil, son, and a bunch of friends are going. This should be loads of fun. I'm not a very good bowler. I can not lie about that. It should be lots of fun though. Hopefully, I won't forget my camera! I can't believe I still have no pictures from this trip. That is not like me at all. I usually have 7 rolls done by now! I don't know why I left my digi at home. My husband begged that is why.

Oh well, I am going to this scrapbook store here that posted on 2 peas yesterday that they were closing down and everything must go! My sister and I are there at 10am when the doors open! I'm hoping that they still have stuff for us.

So, this trip to Vegas hasn't been exactly what I thought it would be. I was hoping to get to the strip and do some walking. Thought I would see some of the new things since April. I still might get down there, but it doesn't look promising. I hate it when things don't go the way you expect them to. I was so looking forward to coming here and I have to tell you... I'm so looking forward to going home. I just feel like I'm being torn in tons of different directions. My dad is mad because I haven't spent the whole trip with him. I've seen him every single day! For hours a day! Se he retired and is bored out of his mind, but I don't want to just sit at his house for hours on end and do nothing all day long like him. If he isn't just sitting at home he wants to go and play some slots. I really don't enjoy that! I can't stand all the smoke going right in my face.My sister is like who cares what daddy wants. You do what you want. So like I said a few days ago, It has just been hectic and then my dad calls me at least 20 times a day to see what I'm doing. I just can't seem to relax and that is what I wanted to do!

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Its Friday

It is Friday. So much going on today. I know that I said that I was going to relax, but that really hasn't happened yet! I also haven't done much. I did however get to Red Rock Canyon yesterday. But you won't believe it. I forgot my camera and my sister forgot she took her mem. card out of hers. So NO pictures!!! I can't believe how dumb I was.

I just love Red Rock. It is so beautiful out there. We drive the scenic route which the drive is about 13 miles long. The mountains are just breathtaking! We've been there about 15 times. We love to walk the trails for some of the stops along the way. You can very easily spend the entire day there.

Last night we were taking my neice to her Brownie Troop meeting. It is at a church. We (my sister and I) were only in there for about 10 mins and someone decided to break her drivers side window and steal her purse! I could not believe it. It was towards the backseat and inbetween the two seats. So lots of excitement. My sister has to go to the bank to report her cards and get new ones. (We tried to call them in last night and they told her she doesn't have a card, oh did I mention that the call went to India). And she needs to also go to DMV to get a new license. So there go the plans for today. I'm babysitting.

Hopefully tonight we will be going out for dinner.... I'm thinking Cheese Cake Factory. I need something like that right now. lol

Well that is it for today. Hope everyone has a terrific day!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

MY Thursday Thirteen

It is Thursday Thirteen again. I was sitting here thinking of the things that I am thankful for. So here they are:
1. I am thankful for my husband, he takes care of me when I'm ill.
2. I am thankful for my kids because they have fill my life with laughter, sorrow and joy.
3. I am thankful for my father, because he is always the one person that I can run to when I need to get away.
4. I am thankful for my sister Tra, she is always there when I need to talk.
5. I am thankful for life that I've lived, it was difficult at times but it was all mine.
6. I am thankful for the most caring and tender sister-in-law.
7. I am thankful for the most wonderful, loving, pet (Lacey) in the whole world. She just lights my life.
8. I am thankful for the health that I have still remaining. lol
9. I am thankful for the house that I have for shelter. My husband pushed and bought this house behind my back. I didn't like it, but I'm happy that I have it.
10. I am thankful for being a very strong, independant women!
11. I am thankful for being able to be a WRESTLING MOM to over 100 kids!
12. I am thankful for being ALIVE! (I was pronounced dead at the age of 31 and they brought me back)
13. I am thankful for being ME!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Its Hump Day

Hello, How is everyone doing? It is about 8:15am here in Las Vegas and it is already 89 degrees out. It is really nice though. I'm sitting here thinking about what I need to get done today. I want to go for my walk and do my sit-ups sometime today. I also want to do at least one lo. I have to start taking some pictures of my visit. It has been a very hectic visit so far. Hopefully all the drama is over and now I can just sit back and relax.

I am going to a crop on Friday I think with my sister. This will be fun. She has a ton of photos from Disneyland that she wants to do some lo's of.

This is pretty much it for me for today. Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A very Hectic Day!

It has been a very hectic day here in Las Vegas. I needed to take my mother to have a stress test done today. She was irrate since yesterday because she was not allowed to have any coffee or products with caffeine in it for over 24 hours. We get to the office where the test is given. We wait for 45 mins to be called on. They tell my father and I that she won't be done with the first part of the test for 3 hrs. So we leave, get something to eat and well... play a little slots. We go back 30 mins earlier than what they said and my mom is just sitting in the waiting room waiting for us! So we ask what needs to be done next? They tell us .. not once but two times that she needs to go eat and then come back for the xrays. We say ok and go eat lunch. We go back and tell the receptionist that we are back, please let them know, she in turn says to just have a seat they will be with you shortly. So we sit. We wait. We keep waiting. Now we have waited for about 1hr and 45 mins! I get up and ask "what is taking them so long? Did you tell them she was back?" She looks at me and says "WHAT!" I repeat myself. Then someone else stepped up and asked what was going on. I told her. She went into the back to see what was keeping them so long. She comes out and says "OH, she was all done. You didn't need to come back" I thought I was going to kill someone. I have found that many doctors offices lately have the most inadequate staff lately. I just don't get how they can sit there... look at you... keep seeing you sitting there and not say a thing. No one apologized. They just didn't care. I'm sorry that I had to go off today, this is becoming a problem with our drs. offices.
On a higher note, I spent most of yesterday with my son. It was good to see him. I miss him when I'm home. He has lived in Las Vegas for over 2 years, but I still miss him around the house. Never thought I would say that, but it is true. I visited with my sister last night for a few hours. My niece Alley was so excited to see me. She thought I was going to be sleeping over though last night and I had to tell that I could not and that I would tonight. She was actually pretty good about it. Thats all for now. I really am going to try to relax for the rest of the night. Jet lag is starting to catch up to me.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Vegas Yahoo!

Here I am, Finally! I really don't have much to post for today. I got in and tried to relax a little but you know how that goes. Not to sure what we are doing today. Thats what I like about coming by myself. I don't have to do anything if I don't want to. Don't forget... I come here about 2 times a year, so its nothing new to me. I don't have to be on the strip to have fun. lol
2peas challenge for today: What song or cd makes you:
dance: hmmmm.... I like dancing to all kinds of different music, but I would have to say I still really enjoy dancing to a lot of the old music. Like from the 80's , ok... if you really must know.. I love to dance to SHOUT! and Celebrate,(not all disco either,lol)
happy: most music makes me happy but for some reason... my cd by Joshua Kadison, Painted Desert just makes me happy.
sad: I don't really get sad from a song
remember/reminisce: I think the title is "This is my Playground" by Madonna. Its from A league of their own. It just makes me think about me and my best friend every time I hear it.
sing out loud: I sing most oldies.. I know the words, lol.
Hope everyone has an Awesome Day.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Viva Las Vegas here I come! I can't wait. I have been looking so forward to going that I just can't wait. I'm going to leave a little earlier today for the airport because I know the lines are going to be extremely long with the new security. It takes a little over 5 hrs to fly there. That is the only downfall,ugh.
I'm up pretty early today. I just couldn't sleep. My back has been killing me the last 4 days. So I really haven't slept in 4 days. Just very uncomfortable. I kept tossing and turning. I even moved myself to the couch because I didn't want to keep my husband up. I hate it when I can't sleep.
I really have nothing planned for today. Just finishing things around the house before I leave. You know like the laundry (which I did 4 loads yesterday),clean the bathroom,kitchen, etc. you get the picture. I'm sure I will come home and it will just be a disaster! While I'm away, I will still be posting and blogging. Hopefully, I will be posting some photos along the way also. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Its getting nearer

Good morning to all! Well, I am starting to get excited about going away on Sunday morning. Like I've said previously, this is the first time I'm going all by myself! What???? 9 days without the husband and kids! OH MY! :-0.... I know this is going to be pretty relaxing. Although, my father did just retire and does not know what to do with himself. So, I'm sure I will be with him often. Since he retired, he has called me at least 3 times a day and thats being kind. The other day he called my 7 times in 1 hour! Hello... I am 3,000 miles away. What can I possibly do to help you? Anyway, I am still looking forward to getting out of here.
Yesterday, I pretty much did nothing with the exception of a little cleaning. Right now I have no inspiration to scrapbook. Hopefully that will end soon because my sister wants to go to 2 crops! I am looking forward to going, just hope I am able to get something done.
Today, it is very overcast so I won't be soaking up any rays. I might go over to my friend's house. She asked me to stop by before going away. By the way, she is also supposed to be my walking partner who gave up ohhh about 1 month ago. I just have a few more things to put in the suit case. That means they were in the laundry and I didn't do any yesterday! So that really needs to be done today. And then I might go over to another friend to drop of the album that I did for her son. I won't be able to attend the party on Sunday and I'm not sure if anyone from my family is going to go. (DJ is mad a him) I don't get involved with those things. They seem to work themselves out. Speaking of the album, here are the last of the lo's that I did for that.

2 peas challenge for today:List of questions about your 2006 summer:
1. What was your favorite summer event? That would have to be the Wrestling Awards Picnic at the Beach!
2.Favorite picture of the summer? I have so many.. I will have to look through them and see. Maybe I will post it later.
3.Favorite movie of the summer? This is a little tough. I liked Pirates, Click, And You,Me and Dupree.
4.Best song of the summer? Still blank... thinking......
5.Did you go on vacation? Where? Well, I did not go yet. I'm going on Sunday and I'm going to Las Vegas!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Still counting down!

It just can't come soon enough! I really need this vacation. You want a good laugh? My son DJ asked me the other day if I could get him tickets to go maybe a few days after I leave and he will come back a few days after I do! I just laughed. I was like "You know D, I'm trying to get away from you for a few days". He had the nerve to say to me "OHHHHH, so its just all about YOU, right!". I just sat there for a minute and said " You know what DJ?, Yes, right now it is all about me! When October comes around who is it all about? YOU, right? and it stays all about you until freaking July!" He had nothing to say after that. Sorry, just had to tell someone.
Today, I plan on packing my suit case this way I don't have to worry about come Saturday. Sometimes, I pack way too much stuff. My sister and I want to do some crops while I'm there, but I have to tell you, I'm afraid to bring any of my tools with me with all the security now! I'm also afraid to bring my crop bag. I think they are just going to throw it all over the place. I know I'm weird. So, this is my big dilema in packing this time.
Ok, here are two more posing/flexing shots. I promise this will be the last of them for awhile. These two are of my husband and DJ. Their back spreads as they call it. lol

Just in case you don't know who is who, My husband is the first one, (long black hair) and DJ is the second one, (white a-shirt). I don't know,,,, It looks pretty close to me! The old man does have like 32 years on him, lol.I have to give him a break sometime.
As for the 2 pea challenge for today(this was tough one)!: If you could go back in time, what moment in your life would you like to re-live? I'm not sure I want to re-live any moments to be honest with you. Some were great! and some were just horrible. Can I change anything when I go back??

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Counting Down still!

I'm still counting down the days to Vegas! I just can't wait to go. I really need this break from dh and kids!
Lets see... yesterday I was pretty bored so I took a drive over to my Michaels store and boy I just couldn't get out of there. I just kept looking at everything. I did see that they had the crop-a-dile that I'm dying to get but that is going to have to wait 2 weeks. But what I did find were all the buckets of Foamies were on sale for $2.00! I could not believe my find. I love the different shapes and I really like the Alpha's on some of my lo's. I picked up some Basic Grey papers for a lo that I am trying to get inspired to do and then came home. But I was literally in there for over 1 hour! Time fly's when you are having fun.
Ok, as promised... This is my Joseph posing and flexing. I posted on Sunday about how my husband and the kids will have posing/flexing contests to show of their muscles. It is the funniest thing to watch. But now these goofballs are taking their pictures doing it. So today it is Joseph. Now a little bit about Joseph. He is 15 yrs old and weighs 100 lbs soaking wet! He is about 5 feet tall. So it is really funny to see him posing sometimes. Prep yourself, lol

Ok so there you have it! too much! I did not see a post this morning for 2 peas challenge. I hope there is one when I go back to check. I will have to update later if I see it. Hope everyone has a GREAT day!
2peas challenge: post one of your favorite lo's. Well here is mine. I just love the colors and the photos.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Countdown Continues 4 more Days!

Whew.... I'm exhausted from yesterdays cleaning. I decided to attack my room! Well, after about 2 hrs, I had enough clothes that I haven't worn in the last year or more, to fill a huge lawn bag full! It was so heavy that I could barely move it, lol. I can't believe that I had so much stuff that either were too big for me now (I've lost weight) or that I just have not even looked at in over a year. So... It made me think.. oh my... what the heck do the boys have in their rooms? So you guessed it. I made them both clean out their closets and dressers and put everything into bags that they didn't want. I could not believe that DJ (17) had clothes up there that he hasn't fit into in like 2 years. Too funny. And forget about Josephs... He had t-shirts that could fit a baby! I was like.. when are you going to wear this. So 2 bags full of stuff went to the clothes charity bin for breast cancer! I have to tell you.. I felt good after all that. I was tired but it felt good.
Well, as promised.... pictures of my daughter doing her flexing with the boys. (If you are new here.. you can look at my last two posts to catch up).

They aren't the best two pictures of her, but she is soo funny. She is pretty buff (you wouldn't guess that by the first picture). So everyone be prepared for Joseph tomorrow,lol. He is the funniest.2peas challenge: What was your dream job as a kid? And what is your current dream job? Wow... For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a Legal Secretary. I think that is because my aunt was a Legal Secretary for a lawyer and was always dressed to the T, had a nice car, house and did that all by herself (she never married). Now,,, The only thing I can think of is a teacher. I don't know why... maybe because I taught pre-school for almost 5 years. It would have to be little ones... They say the FUNNIEST things.
Ok.. hope everyone has a Wonderful Day!

Monday, August 14, 2006

5 More Days

Heck, and they couldn't come soon enough! If I don't get out of here soon you may not hear much from me for a while, lol. My husband is having his cycle again. Male menopause! He is just losing it. I again... slept on the couch because I just couldn't stand to be near him. Ok... enough of that. Sorry, just had to vent a little this morning.
As promised yesterday I said I was going to post photos each day of my kids and husband during their flexing contests. It is quite funny. Although my son DJ is getting pretty damn big! I think alot of it is going to his head so I may have to burst his bubble a little. lol He now thinks he is gods gift to mankind.

This is just two of the many that they took of themselves. Tomorrow, I will hopefully post the pictures of my daughter. Oh yeah, she gets involved also! lol
2peas challenge:Did you enjoy High School? What was your favorite subject(s)?why?-----I absolutely LOVED High School! I had a blast. Lets see.... favorite subject???? Does gym count? Well, I liked gym and even took it years that I didn't have to, lol. Why, the gym teachers were always easy going and fun to be around, some of them were hot, lol! Then I would have to say it was History. I don't really know why. It may have been because in 9th grade I had a great History teacher who made it very fun and easy to learn and understand. Ok.. that is it for me today. Hope everyone has a TERRIFIC Day!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

6 Days left

Well, I've got only 6 more days until I'm on that plane going across the country to Las Vegas! I can't wait.
Yesterday, I pretty much laid out in the sun for the most part. Watched a little of the ATP Tennis that is going on for the US Open Series it was semi-finals. Today are the finals. It will be interesting to see who will win on the womens side. Roger Federer is a shoe in on the mens. I can't wait for them to get here in ohhhh about 2 weeks. This is the last stop for my favorite Andre Agassi! I just love him. I hope he makes it through the first and second round because I won't be here for the 1st round and I hope I can get tickets to the second. It will be a very teary good-bye for everyone.
Nothing planned for today. Might hit Old Navy for my boys. That is the only place the 17yr old will get his clothes. These kids... are they allowed to have minds of their own??? lol.
2peas challenge for today:Post one of your favorite photos and explain the story behind it.
This is one of my favorite recent photos of my husband. The story.... Well, about 22 years ago my husband started bodybuilding. He was heavily into it. Then he started to do a few weight lifting competitions. He didn't do too bad. It is hard to compete sometimes when you are the shortest competetor. He is only 5'6"! He has been weight lifting in probably 10-15 years when he injured his back. But now my 17 year old is really into it so .... They have these muscle flexing poses about once a week. It is so funny to watch them all.. this includes my daughter and youngest son, out there flexing like fools. Too funny. You would think that you were watching a bodybuilding competition. So my honey still looks good at almost 50! Tomorrow I will post my son DJ flexing. He does it all day long. lol

Saturday, August 12, 2006

7 Days and Counting Down!

Ok, The count down begins! My sister and I email each other for the next 7 days how many more days until I get there. If I could ever figure out how to post a ticker I would just send her that. I need a book for computer dummies,lol. I am looking so forward to getting away for 9 days without my husband and the best part NO kids! Normally, when I go I have at least 2 kids with me all the time. This is the first time in 11 years that I am going all by myself to Las Vegas. The last time I went all by myself was due to a family emergency. My mom was in a coma. So, it was not relaxing at all.
Back to reality, I got up this morning at 6am and went for my walk. The weather has been a little on the brisk side the last 2 days. I kinda like it like that. It was just beautiful out there on the track this morning. So I did my 2 miles and then my stretches and came home. Everyone in this house is still asleep (I think I have all night owls). I came home, put up the coffee and got started on my sit-ups. 200 of those suckers and I still have a flabby belly. I just don't get it. Oh well, what are you going to do. Then I got on here to see what everyone was doing and saying.
My plans for today are : getting some sun (tan is starting to fade), and coloring my hair (oh boy... the grays sure do creep up quick). Other than that I might take a ride over to M's to see about getting a slab that someone posted on 2 peas. It looked really nice. And that is my day.
Oh yeah... I finished some of the lo's for the album that I'm doing for my senior wrestler so hopefully they will load on here..

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Day!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Oh my aching back

Ok, last night I could not get comfortable sleeping at all. My back has been very stiff and achie. I guess its all those sit-ups and the 2 mile walks everyday, lol. Well, it seems that everything has caught up with me, ugh. So I did fall asleep around 11pm and was up by 12 couldn't get comfortable. Tossing and Turning. I hate that! So I decide to get up and take a muscle relaxer.... well after about 30 mins or so.. it seemed to work. I passed out cold.
Now I usually get up and go walk by 6:15am. That did not happen. I jumped out of the bed like a crazed women at 7am... raced to the track and my back was bothering again. I decided I would just do whatever I could today. I was not going to push it. I could only do 1 1/2 miles today and I'm not even attempting the freaking sit-ups! I'm sooo tired right now all I want to do is sleep. So I'm decided if I want to go outside to sleep. I need to soak up some rays. It is a little on the cool side this morning. It is only about 70 degrees out there. I think I'm going to wait to go outside.
Today I have nothing planned. I really just want to sleep. I might take the ride to m's today and see about picking out some new pp for some photos I have that I really want to scrap. And just finished my album for my senior wrestler. I will have to post the rest of the lo's either later or tomorrow.
Ok... Hope everyone has a TERRIFIC day!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

It's Thursday Thirteen

It is Thursday and it seems that Denise has inspired a bunch of us to get on the Thursday Thirteen band wagon. So here is my Thursday Thirteen:

My Favorite 13 Movies (not in any particular order)

1. Over Board

2. Cutting Edge

3. Big Daddy

4. You've Got Mail

5. Pretty Women

6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

7. Just Married

8. Legend of the Falls

9. Sweet November

10. Urban Cowboy (don't know why???)

11. Bird on a Wire

12. Maverick

13. 10 Things I Hate About You (again, don't know why??)

That is my list for today. Getting ready to go meet a friend for lunch. Hope everyone has a Great Day!

It's Thursday Thirteen

It is Thursday and it seems that Denise has inspired a bunch of us to get on the Thursday Thirteen band wagon. So here is my Thursday Thirteen:

My Favorite 13 Movies (not in any particular order)

1. Over Board

2. Cutting Edge

3. Big Daddy

4. You've Got Mail

5. Pretty Women

6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

7. Just Married

8. Legend of the Falls

9. Sweet November

10. Urban Cowboy (don't know why???)

11. Bird on a Wire

12. Maverick

13. 10 Things I Hate About You (again, don't know why??)

That is my list for today. Getting ready to go meet a friend for lunch. Hope everyone has a Great Day!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Is it a good morning?

Good morning! ok.... really not so sure what is so good about it yet, but I'm sure I come up with something. Sorry I missed blogging yesterday, but I think I have a decent excuse.
Sunday, late morning (about 11am) is started to get really bad abdominal pains. At first I really didn't think about it. But as time was going by it seemed to be getting worse and also seemed to move down to the lower right abdomin. This is not good, I started to think. Could it be appendicitis?? I was still going to wait it out. Nothing I did made it any better. It just kept getting worse. I was very uncomfortable and in some pain. My husband was growing very concerned and said that is it we are going to the ER. I hate the ER so I really didn't want to go. He finally at about 6pm said that is it..I'm throwing you in the truck and we are going! End of story.
Well we get to the ER at about 6:35pm and it is of course packed to the gills! We wait, and wait, and wait some more. Then they seemed to start calling some people in to the fast track area. This is the area for like minor injuries, like if you need stitches, might have a broken bone simple stuff. That was around 10pm. Yes you read it right. 10pm! I'm still sitting in the waiting room in pretty bad pain. They finally call me back to the main treatment area about 11:45pm! oh yeah. Is that unbelieveable! We we got back there... need I say that there were only 4 people in beds being treated! Right after they called me in they started calling everyone in. People that got there at like 11pm were being called back right away! I told my husband never again am I going unless I am dying!
So the dr. comes in to me and I tell him everything that is going on. He orders blood work, urine anaylis,and yep.. an abdominal cat scan. This means I have to drink the god awful stuff that makes me want to throw up just thinking about it, ugh!!!!!! It seems to take me over 1 hr to drink it and I didn't even drink the whole thing, my husband saw that it was making me sick and threw some (not alot) of it out. Then of course I have an insensitive nurse that my husband kept calling nurse Rachet! lol. She never smiled and never said a word except "They still didn't come for your blood?" Finally, around 3am (yes, again you read it right) I was taken down for my cat scan, which the dr forgot to mention it was with the dye contrast. I don't mind the dye, but shoot you need to tell me! And why the hell did I have to drink the yucky drink! I've had that dye cat scan done several times and it never seemed to bother me. Of course, it was for different parts of my body. Well,,, Can you say HOT FLASH! OMG! The minute they were done with the scan I started to get very sick. That never happened before, but I'm ok with it. I just thought it could be from the yucky drink. They take me back to the ER and there I laid until 4:45am which at that time they came to the conclusion that I have a blocked intestine and gall stones! yeah for me.
So when I finally got home at 5am I just went to bed and didn't wake up until around 11am. My whole day was pretty shot after that. I just seemed out of it the whole day.
Sorry this was soooooo long today. I didn't even get to do my 2 peas challenge. I will have to make that for tomorrow. You've been tortured enough by me today.
Wishing you all a Wonderful day!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Where is that leak coming from?

Hello today! Well last night my husband and I went out for a ride on the motorcycle. It was such a wonderful evening. The weather was perfect for riding. We met our daughter and her boyfriend at TGI Fridays to have something to eat. I was not hungry but my husband, daughter and her boyfriend all were. They all ordered and of course my husband always has to give me something from his plate. Sometimes I really hate that. He doesn't think I eat enough. Hello.... I freakin weight over 180! That right there is enough for me to actually live on for at least 3 weeks! lol.
After dinner my husband and I took another drive for about 40 mins. It was just soooo nice to be out and it was over 100 degrees! Well, when we got home he noticed that the motorcycle was leaking. It was already very dark out so we really couldn't see where it could be leaking from. So we decided that we would wait til the morning to look for the leak.
This is pretty much what I did after my walk this morning. I came home and for the last, ohhhhhhhh, 3 hrs been searching for a leak and then I spotted it. So then we had to repair the leak. Now we just need to wait it out for another 4 hrs to see if we were able to actually repair the leak. I really hope it works. My husband gets pretty frustrated sometimes when it doesn't go as planned. Shoot I do also, lol.
The only other thing I really have planned for the day is to do the last 2 pages in the album I'm doing. I can't wait to finally get done with it.
TTFN- until tomorrow.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Hornbeam Tree?

You Are A Hornbeam Tree
You are a reserved person, looking in from the outside.Naturally attractive, you take good care of your looks.You are not egoistic, and you make life as comfortable as possible.You look for kindness in others - though you are seldom happy with yourself.A bit mistrusting and unsure, you dream of being swept away by someone unusual.
What's" Your Celtic Horoscope?
Thought that this was cute for today. I'm not so sure that the link above works, but you can try.
Today, it has finally cooled down a little here. So I'm going to try to finish that album that I've been working on. Yesterday, I got a little bad news. The kid that I'm making this album for was supposed to be having his party on Aug. 19th (which I changed my plane tickets to leave on the 20th when I found that out, was leaving on the 17th). I get the invite in the mail, and his parents decided to change it to the 20th! I'm sooooo upset that I went and changed my plans and now I'm still going to miss the kids party. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now. Funny though, the mother (very sweet friend) asked me to try to change my flight again! Gotta tell you... its not happening. lol
I wanted to post some pictures, but blogspot still is not letting me upload them. Oh well, hopefully that will be fixed soon.
Hope everyone has a Peaceful Day!

Your Lucky Underpants Color?

I saw this website and it is about blogthings. Pretty funny when you start looking at all the things that they have you can choose from. I thought this would be fun to find out. Now all I have to do is go and get some blue! lol
Your Lucky Underwear is Blue
You are caring and extroverted. You've made relationships your number one focus, and your lucky blue underwear can bring some balance to them.You thrive in one-on-one situations. You are a good listener and a natural born therapist.
Sometimes you let the concerns of others become too important in your life, leading to stress and worry.If you want more balance, put on your blue underpants. They'll help you take care of yourself first.

What Color Is Your Lucky Underwear?
2peas challenge for this week:List 5 goals that you have completed so far in life, and 5 that would like to complete in the next 10 years.
I have been thinking about this challenge for the last 2 days. 5 goals that I have already completed, hmmmm.....
  1. graduating high school
    2. getting married
    3. having children
    4. owning a home
    5. having a good life
    5 goals that I would like to complete in the next 10 years.
    1. move closer to my family
    2. be my own boss
    3. take photography/film developing classes
    4. do a marathon (not sure what one)
    5. grow old
    I don't know about anyone else, but this seemed to be pretty difficult for me. I decide

Cleaning day Part 2

Well, Thank goodness it is Friday! This week has been a hot one. It is supposed to get a little cooler today, but to be honest with you it doesn't seem any cooler yet. The humidity is still sky high, that is what gets me.
Yesterday was supposed to be cleaning day. I have to honestly say that not much got done yesterday. I got some upsetting news about my health insurance that just put me in a depressed state and nothing really got done after that. I did get the floors done and some of the dusting in the livingroom, but that was it. So, I will be trying to play catch up today. Today I would love to try to get to the kitchen. That is always a hot spot in this house. The frig is a disgrace! I just can't seem to keep up with it with these kids home and always in there.
Other than that nothing much is going on here. I have decided to pack pretty light for Vegas in 16 days! Yahoo!!! I can't wait. I am going to take my scrapbook supplies with me. My sister and I are going to go to 2 crops. That will be nice. We've never gone to a crop together.
2peas challenge: What are your favorite movies/shows to watch while scrapbooking?or do you listen to a specific type of music to get the scrapbook flow going? I usually watch HGTV. I just hate some of the stuff thats been on there lately. I can't stand House Hunters, Devine Design, Designers Challenge. I don't know why, but I can't. I like: Carol Duval show, Room by Room, Get Color, Design on a Dime, Take Two, Designer Finals, stuff like that.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's cleaning time

Good morning to all! Well, I am feeling pretty good today (except for the normal aches and pains that I have). This is a good thing. Even though it is already around 89 degrees out before 8am I am going to attempt to clean my house. This in itself is a huge event! I hate cleaning!!! My kids lately have forgotten how to pick up after themselves so they are in for a rude awakening this morning when they get up. I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully we make a lot of progress today. lol
I am also going to start deciding what I want to take with me to Las Vegas in 17 days! I really can't wait. This will be the first time that I'm going all by myself (no kids, no husband) in about 10 years! This is going to be the best vacation in a long time. I will hopefully get to spend more time with my oldest son (he lives there) and then of course my dad (he gets mad when I spend all my time with my sister, what a baby,lol).My mom is feeling better the last few days so maybe we will be able to actually do something with her. It is just going to be so peaceful with out the kids there. I usually have at least one with me all the time. It gets to be a pain when all they want to do is go places and all I want is to relax.
2 peas challenge: Share a picture of yourself. Well.. here is goes.. Its not that pretty. I like the first one. The second one was taken on my son DJ's 17th birtday. Thats my husband Danny, DJ(standing) holding the baby (Lacey) and Joseph (15) sitting. Told you pretty scary!
Hope everyone has a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'm what???

You Are a Chimera
You are very outgoing and well connected to many people.Incredibly devoted to your family and friends, you find purpose in nurturing others.You are rarely alone, and you do best in the company of others.You are incredibly expressive, and people are sometimes overwhelmed by your strong emotions.
What Mythological Creature Are You?
I saw this on someone else's blog earlier and thought it was sooo cute. I just had to find out what I was. lol


Long Island is finally getting hit with the summer heat wave! Yesterday the heat index went up to 115! I could not believe it. Today I did not even get up to go for my walk. At 6 am it was already 87 out there. I just was not going to subject myself to heat exhaustion. Today is supposed to be even hotter than yesterday. I don't mind the actual heat, it's the humidity that kills me. I just don't want to move at all.
Yesterday ended up being a very quite day for me. I did not go out on the boat with the rest of my family who (my husband) was being very nasty towards me. I thought it best to just stay home. How peaceful it was just laying outside in the yard with no distractions. Hooked up the music and the mist nozzle and laid out there for about 4 hrs.. I did take a lunch a break for 30 mins. lol
Around 2pm I came in and took a shower to beat them in there. I knew they were going to be getting back soon. And then locked myself into my air conditioned room! That is where I stayed for the rest of the day! BEAUTIFUL!
Who knows what today will bring. I don't have any plans so anything can happen. I might go get my nails done and then do some shopping.
2peas challenge:Where do you like to shop? Whats your style?--- Around here there really is nothing too close except for Joanns and Michaels. I did however find a new scrap store (Your Happy Place) across the island, it is about a 40 min drive that is really awesome and I can't wait to go back there. As for style.... I really don't think I have a style. I just put it down the way I see it in my head. I don't follow any particular persons work. I like a lot of different styles and I guess I just mush them together and get my own type of style. I'm sure it is like someones that I've seen but I just don't remember who. lol
2 more lo's that I did for my senior wrestlers album.

Hope everyone has an AWESOME day!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tempers Flared!

I'm sorry to report that I am going to rant this morning. I am fuming mad at my husband. He has been acting like an ass for the last 2 days! I'm not sure what bug went up his butt the other day, but it better die soon. So this is whats going on. Yesterday, he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, ugh. If he said 2 words to me it was a lot. I tried to open conversation, but he didn't say anything and if he did chime in it was just a yes or no response. It was like talking to the walk. I have a freakin' better conversation with myself I swear. So a few days ago we planned on taking the boat out today and going to Sore Thumb again (it is going to be over 100 here today) perfect to be out on the water. Yesterday, as already stated, he didn't mention anything to me about going out or getting ready. So here I am thinking ok... we are not going. Then at 8pm he was like so are you going to get the stuff to go out tomorrow or what? Now I am of course PISSED! I hate that! I am sooooo tired of being a freakin' mind reader. I don't want to be the mind reader any more. Let someone else do it.
Well... off to the grocery store to get what he wants to eat today, plus all the water,soda,and other drinks and snacks. I get home and my husband and son, DJ, are getting the boat and the tube ready. That is a good thing. So I ask "What kind of sandwiches do you guys want me to make you?" No answer. I know already it is not a good idea to go out with him especially if he is in a bad mood. That was it. Nobody said a thing. I made my sandwich and was sooo kind to make my husband tunafish. I tell the others, you will have to make your own sandwiches since no one wants to tell me what you want. I ask if they need any help. Again, no response! What the hell am I a freaking punching bag! I swear. Finally, at about 11pm I give up on trying to be nice and just go to bed.
now this morning... I got up early to go for my 2 mile walk. I left here about 6:05am, got to the track about 6:15 and was done walking and stretching before 7am and drove home. I walk in the door and he is still in a pissy mood! Can we say Male PMS! He just jumped in for a quick shower. None of the kids are up. This is going well. Especially since he wanted to leave by 7:30am. I'm now trying to get everyone ready and I have to admitt... I now have an attitude. I'm pissed. Then my daughter comes down and was like oh so where are you guys going out of? I was like I hope to god that we are not going to be waiting at the dock for you like the last time for almost 1 hr! She then has an attitude. Now I've decided it is not going to be a good day for me out there with all of them. Now I've decided I'm not going. My husband walks in and asks my daughter what is wrong? She wont tell him. He keeps asking her and she (now the tears are starting) tells him that I yelled at her. So he was like oh.. I know.. she has a big attitude today, I'm thinking of telling her to just stay home. I was like you are a f---ing A$$----! I wouldn't go out one that freaking boat with you today even if you paid me 1,000,000. Then he gets the nerve to start yelling right in my face like a maniac! screaming with his nose touching my nose. So I basically told him to leave and just get out of my face. (of course I'm being nice here). Then he continued yelling and was like.. sure you get up and go for your walk but you don't wake anyone up before you leave. I was like you didn't say.. wake me up before you leave (he always does when he wants me to) so I just thought that you were getting up when I got back. He is still yelling.... So point blank I told him to drop dead today. I know that, that is very mean but I just couldn't take it anymore.
So now, I'm home all by myself enjoying the peace and quite. At about noon, I am going to go to my friends house and hang out for a little while in her pool. This way I won't even be here when he gets home about 1pm. I just hate it when they get a bug up their butt. I just ruins the whole day, week, and sometimes the month.
Again, sorry that this was dart board this morning. But I do feel much better getting it out.
2peas challenge: Whats your favorite summer time fruit and how do you eat it? I just love strawberries. I can eat them just by themselves or with a little whipped cream. I also love cherries, just rinse and eat.
I hope everyone has a much better day then mine.