Monday, October 30, 2006

The Halloween Party

My Sister-in-Law has a Halloween Party just about every year for the all the kids. Even though all my kids are big they still have to go! lol (sil has no children) and now we have the great neices and nephews that go usually. Yesterday was another HIGH WINDS day. Most of the day the winds were about 25-30 mph with gusts over 50mph. But the party still went on. They had sack races, they had to make characters with play-doh to win points for prizes (she comes up with the craziest things sometimes) then they all carved pumpkins! yeah, I have to say .. Most of the pumpkins came out awesome! Then the food arrived. She had hot wings, mac and cheese and pizzas! What was going to be a short party ended up being around 5 hrs or so. The kids all had fun and that is what matters most.
My daughter, Shannon, took pics but left the camera so later on I will get it and load the pics and update here. As usual my great nephew Brandon (4) was soooo funny. Can't wait to show the pictures of him dancing. He is so adorable when he does his dancing I just want to eat him up. He does the head bob and moves his feet and then his whole body does this little bounce. Too cute.
Since it is 3:30 am here I am going to try to get back to sleep. I woke up dying of thirst (I think I ate something too salty) and couldn't get back to sleep right away. Figured since I've started that new job I never have the time to post lately I would just do it now. In the morning I will try to update with some of the Party pictures.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Its a Blisterer Saturday!

The weather men were right for a change, ugh! It started to rain last night about 7pm and really hasn't stopped. It is not a steady down pour (thank goodness), but the winds are unbelievable! Most of my daughters "spooky" decorations are down! I can't believe we didn't take pictures yet. booo whooo. The winds are gusting up to 50mph! It's not very nice out. I was going to go for my walk this morning since it really isn't raining too bad, but the freakin' winds are terrible and I think it would be impossible to walk in. So on to my next plan.
I really need to do my journaling for about 10 layouts that are still waiting for me down stairs. Plus, I really need to finish a Circle Journal for "Whirled Peas". Its a cute journal and really the only thing that needs to be done is my journaling. I've gotten very lazy with the journaling lately. I usually have that done right away. Sometimes I wonder why I take so long to do something. Is it because I don't like it? Possibly. Is it because I really don't want to finish it, if I don't finish it and put it away I won't look at it as much. This are the little things that rac my brain. Anyway today they will hopefully all be done!

Well blogger has finally let me post these photos. Unbelievable. This is DJ (17) and well.. as posted yesterday, he is trying to get down to 135 lbs for wrestling this year. I don't know if that is going to happen, but he is already down to 145.Here is Joseph (15), and as you can see... he needs to gain weight to The absolute lowest weight for High School Wrestling is 96 lbs and he weighs 100 with all his clothes on. Plus, they haven't even started really training. I'm not sure he is going to make this year again. Last year the coach stepped on the scale with his toe just so he made it. lol This kid eats, and eats and eats, I wish I had his metabolism I would be a stick!
2peas challenge for today:What are you fixing for Thanksgiving? re food: Well it is just me, hubby, and the kids. No one else is ever here anymore because they all live in Las Vegas. My dh's sister always goes to her one of her friends for the last 9 years and we haven't talked to his brother in about 7 years. So whats for dinner? Well of course we have Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes (mashed and sweet), gravy, broccoli, asparagus, corn, cranberry sauce, of course there is apple cider, biscuits and dinner rolls. When everyone was here I would also do Italian foods.. Lasagna, meatballs, sausage, chicken cutlets, garlic bread. But I don't anymore. Then there is the desserts: we have chesse cake (I make from my grandmothers receipe), chocolate cream pie, and a walnut cake. I would make pumpkin pie, but no here likes it.That is pretty much it. My dd is already hounding me to make walnut cake it is one of her fav's. Thats it for me! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, October 27, 2006

The day after

If you were here yesterday you would know that I went for my Remicaid infusion last night. It is a 3 1/2-4 hour infusion normally. Last night we had a few complications in the room which made this time longer. I was the last one done (figures) and was finally out of the office at 8:45! My friend Jessica kept blowing her veins so they had to keep trying. And there were 3 of us that needed to be pre-medicated. ugh... I'm one of them. I know it sounds weird, but I actually enjoy going. I don't know if its for the social asspects or the medicine part,lol. We do normally have a lot of fun just sitting there and talking, sharing our lives. Its really very wonderful. Jessica and I have been going together for the last 1 1/2 years. We are both on a 4 wk cycle. Most people are on a 8 wk cycle. You get to meet new people and then there are the ones that you get to see every other month and you get to catch up with whats been going for the last 2 months.
Now the dr's office is a good 45 min drive and I was already late with my infusion so I raced home so I wouldn't miss much of Grey's. How disappointing!!!! to get home and find out that it was a repeat! They have some nerve. Not only was the 9pm airing a repeat, but so was the 10pm airing! How rude. Then more disappointment. CBS decided to air a repeat of Shark! I couldn't believe that I raced home (btw.. took me like 30 mins to get here, lol) for nothing! Outraged.
My plans for today are: work.... come home and relax a little (hopefully), I am hoping I have energy after the infusions I don't for a day or so. Then I really need to clean this house, but we are suppose to get huge rain storms all afternoon thru the night. I also really, really need to get my nails done. Its been 3 wks and they just look and feel horrible! So that is a must before 4pm when they get flooded. Then to decide whats for dinner. DJ is killing me because everytime I turn around he is looking in the frig for something. Wrestling hasn't even started and he is driving me nuts. Thank go the little one doesn't have to worry about his weight and eating. He is underweight and needs to eat right before getting on the scale. lol ( I was going to post photos, but blogger is being a pain this morning and won't let me)
Since it is going to be raining out tonight and they say tomorrow. I am planning on getting all my journaling done that I just haven't time to do. I will also be taking photos/or scanning them so I can finally post something. I think I have like 10 layouts down there waiting for me plus the circle journal that I really want to get in the mail tomorrow.
2peas challenge:Describe your gift wraping style regarding Holiday presents. Anything special or unique? Believe it or not I'm not a big fan of wraping presents. Especially for little kids! I just put the paper on and a little bow and that is it. They don't care. They just want whats inside. For adult gifts (except my DH, he is just like the kids) I will usually do something special. I do like to add lots of ribbon. Maybe flowers for my mom and sisters. Thats really it for me.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

No Time

Today is going to be a short entry as I hardly have time to breath today. AS for yesterday, it was just crazy. I did everything that was posted and when I got home from the 2 classes I was just pooped! I crashed out by 9:40! Pretty much slept right through the night, boy did I need that!
Today is another whirl wind day. I'm getting ready for work (have to be there by 8:30am) get done at 2:15pm. I'll race to the grocery store, because I won't have time or the energy to go later on tonight. Then jump in for a shower (yucky, cafeteria food is sure to be all over me, lol), then off to get my infusion for 4 1/2 hours. It takes 40 mins to drive to the doctors office, 4 1/2 hour infusion, then the 40 min drive home. I should get home by 8:40pm tonight. Again... pooped. That is it for me today. Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sleepless on Long Island

It is 5:27am est. What the heck am I doing up? Well for starters I woke up about 2 hours ago! Why?, you may ask. Ummmmm.. I think I heard my dog,Lacey, licking her foot and thought something was wrong and then couldn't fall back to sleep. Maybe its because I just have soooo much to do today my brain won't let me sleep. I'm not sure but I would love to sleep and now I'm afraid to go to bed and not be able to wake up in 1 hr from now. This is crazy! I just hope that I can get through the rest of my day with only 3 hrs sleep.
Today my day will start off by getting Joseph up for school at 6:30am, because at 15 he still can't manage to wake up by the alarm clock!ugh... then I will have to get dressed right away and be at the High School for slicer training class by 7am. From there, I will head over to my Elementary School to start my day of work by 8:30am! Ok... today would be Taco Wednesday! One of the messiest lunches in the world. This is a horrible lunch day. A lot of heavy lifting that I really am not used to yet. At about 2:15pm my day in the lunch room will end! thank goodness. Then its home for a little r&r... but not much.
By 3:30pm the boys will call me to come pick them up from weight training. Then I will need to start dinner. DJ is on a very strict diet right now. Dropping weight already for wrestling season which starts in about 2 weeks. He is doing everything right this year, which makes me very happy. He is doing high protein and little carbs. Eating 6 small meals a day. He is right on target. He really has only 8 pounds to lose before weight certification which is in about 4 weeks and then over the course of another 4 weeks he will drop 5 more lbs. Well try to. He is usually pretty good at it. By 4:30pm I will have to have dinner in the oven. Porkchops, fried rice and veggies tonight. Then at 6pm I'm off to my 2 classes. 1hr of weight training and the 1 hr of body sculpting. hmmm I don't think either are really working but this is only week 4 today. I will get home at about 9:15pm and then I think I will actually crash!
With this new job, I just feel like I never have any time to do what I'm used to doing. I hate it that I can't go for my walks in the morning anymore and I never have any time to scrapbook or just sit here and take time to write on my blog. I just don't know how most of you do it. I've been home for the last year, not working and I guess I just got into a routine. Now I need to start a new routine. We will see what next week brings me. I like my job, but I also need to take care of me. I will have to see if my RA can handle it. I will tell you that yesterday was a killer. I do go for my treatment on Thursday and hopefully that will help. My last treatment only lasted 3 weeks. Hoping this month it will last the full 4 weeks. Nothing else too exciting is going on here. It is very cold here lately. I don't like the cold! Its been about 40 in the mornings and this morning (right now) it is only 37! Freakin' 37!!! What the heck. I told my husband I don't know how much longer I can do these damn cold winters. I just need warmth!
Ok... I'm getting off here to attempt to do some situps and stretches this morning since I can't walk(tooo cold). I have to do something or I'll just blow up! Hope everyone has a terrific day!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I've been MISSING IN ACTION for the last few days. I just haven't had the time to do much of anything. This new job is very hectic and it seems that after I'm done working during the day that I just don't have any energy left to even get on here. Its hard to just sit here for 10 mins in the morning and try to get everything on here. Like right now! It's 6:50am trying to get the boys ready for school and get out of this house in 15 mins. IMPOSSIBLE!
On a little brighter note I did manage to get some scrapbooking done over the weekend. yeah,,, finally. Hopefully one day this week I will be able to either scan or take photos and post them.I also worked on a CJ album that needs to go out by next Tuesday and it is almost done. Just need to print out my journaling.
Its starting to get pretty cold here, especially the evenings and early mornings and with the new job I really haven't been able to do my walks. Just not enough time in the AM for it and I don't have the energy at 5pm to do. I don't know if I'm going to be staying at this job for too long.... It is just a little too physcially demanding on me and with my RA flairing up its not a good combo!
I hope everyone is doing fine out there in blog land and on 2 peas! I really have to catch up on everyones blog. I think that will be something to do tonight.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hump Day

Yesterday I just couldn't get myself together. I went to work (new job) and it is longer hours and a little confusing. I am the new cook, lol. I really didn't want to be a cook, but I will try it out and see what happens. I am also not sure about the hours, I have severe rheumothyoid arthritis and if it gets worse with all these hours then I might not be able to keep working them. I am trying it out and we will see what happens.
It rained here pretty much the entire day yesterday and boy it was cold also. Maybe that is why I just couldn't get it together. Who knows. Today, it is suppose to be warmer and not rain. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
2peas challenge for today:Blog about the things about the Holidays you are looking forward to....... no matter what they are: Well, with the holidays so near I look forward to spending some time with my family. I am trying to get back to Las Vegas next month so that I can spend some time with my parents, sisters, and my son. I just love being there.... and can't wait to get back there. As for here.... Its spending time with my dh and the kids and of course decorating the house for christmas and I love to cook so there's that.
Oops.. got to get my butt moving here.. didn't realize how late it was.... Have a great day everyone.

Monday, October 16, 2006

What in the World

Ok.... it is 3:30am and I can't sleep! What in the World am I doing up? I have no clue. I have not been sleeping good lately. Not sure exactly why. At first I thought it was just from allergies, but that has seemed to cleared up a little. I just can't get comfortable enough to sleep through the night. I didn't even fall asleep until 12:30 and then I was wide awake by 2am. I can feel it.... I'm going to crash and burn soon if I don't start sleeping through the night in the next few days. I'm getting very irritable also.
Saturday was my DH's birthday. Being that we were not talking, no one, not even the kids, knew that he was leaving the house at 2pm and not coming home! The kids had planned a little B'Day party for him and sat here waiting for him. They tried calling him, but he didn't even answer his phone. Finally, Joseph called him at like 7pm and he picked up the phone. Told Joseph that he was out in Montauk fishing and was not coming home until after midnight! What nerve! So.. last night we ended up having cake (which we, the kids and I were dying for, lol). It ended up being a nice day. I guess that is what counts.
As I've mentioned in previous posts... I started working in the schools here in the lunchrooms. They offered me a permanent postion in one of the Elementary Schools to be the cook. This will be from 8:30am-2:15pm. I accepted and start today! I hope I will be able to do this physically. They know that I have medical problems and just said, "If you feel you can not do it just tell us and we will put you back on subing". That made me feel pretty good. I have to say that with these new hours of working I now have to change my walking from the mornings to the afternoons (not sure that is going to work out so well). And it is not leaving me enough time to do squeeze in my scrapbooking! That is a little disappointing. I still need to finish up a circle journal. I still have 13 days, but I really wanted done buy this weekend and that didn't happen. Hopefully, I will have it done by this Saturday and out in the mail early.
2peas challenge: What gets you through Mondays? I have to tell you.. not much lately!lol. I think I just muddle through my Mondays. We will see how I do today especially with a new job position.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


It just seems like for the last few days I hardly have time to even breathe! I'm always running around like a headless chicken. Today is going to be some of the same. Squeezing in my 2 1/2 mile walk and then racing home to shower to race some more to work. I'm not sure I really like this 9am shift. I might have to reconsider this.
Last night was my 2 ... 1 hr classes. I'm taking a weight resistence class and a body sculpting class. OMG! I might not be able to move in 2 days.They both were tough last night. Lots of leg work. I just keep saying to myself... NO PAIN.. NO GAIN!
Yesterday when I got up it looked like rain. It got more gray and almost black out by 9 am... At about that time I started to get a severe headache! It just wouldn't go away. I thought I would cut off my head that is how bad it was getting. I came home from work at 1:45pm and just laid down thinking that would help. But no. I really thing it was because of the pressure in the air. When it did start to rainout it was about 5:30pm and my headache started to go away. How insane is that?
Oh well... I'm looking foward to Greys Anatomy tonight and I'm pretty pissed off that Fox has the baseball on. I haven't seen House in 2 weeks now! Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


2peas challenge for today: What in your life do you wish you would have done that you haven't yet?
Well I know that I would love to do a road trip to everystate in the US (of course I would have to fly to Hawaii). I think that would be very exciting.And I would love to travel to Italy. I really love to travel. My husband does not and that is why I hardly ever leave Long Island. The only time I do leave is if I'm going to visit my family (Las Vegas) or my best friend (N. Carolina). Oh.. did I mention... he does not go!
Ok... thats it for now.. I have a very hectic morning here. I got called last night to fill in for someone at the Middle School. So I have to be at the school by 9am. I have to fit in my 2 1/2 mile walk before that, and of course I'll try to get back here an update more later. Have a Great day!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

2peas challenge

2peas challenge for today: What is your style of Christmas decoration? I honestly don't think what I do has a name, lol. It is a Style all of its own. We have some traditional, and some new but it is mostly stuff that my kids made for me growing up. I will always put that stuff out. I just love everything from Kindergarten stuff all the way up to I guess 8th grade stuff. I have tons of stuff that they've made me. If anyone has a name for that let me know.

Monday, October 09, 2006

It's Columbus Day! It is also my sister-in-laws B'Day! We are probably going to get together later on today for some cake and presents. My kids are home from school today and I have no work today. yeah! DH has a bug up his butt for the last 2 days so I'm staying far away from him. This is his time of the month. lol Just love those 5-6 days with him!
Other news..... I was invited to a crop that a lady holds at her home every couple months. I had posted a while back on 2peas that I was looking for something local and she wrote and said that she would let me know when the next one was. It was on Saturday and we had a very good time. I have to tell you that I didn't get much done.. 2 layouts. ugh! But I got to meet some great people and really got some good ideas from what they were doing.
Well.. I have to tell you that DH and I went to see the movie "The Departed" Friday night. All I can say is "OMG" it was terrific! I don't want to give anything away... you just have to go see it for yourself. Jack Nicholson was terrific, Leo was just so Amazing and ohhh so cute, Matt was awesome! You couldn't turn away because you might miss something. Just a GREAT movie.
2peas Challenge for today: If you could ask for only 3 things for Christmas what would they be? Lets see... hmmmmm.... I really want an ipod or some other mp3 player (just because I'm tired of holding a walkman while I'm walking everyday), new luggage (all my luggage is garbage), gift card to a scrap store.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Its a Cold one

Here it is Friday and I have to say that I got up and it is pretty darn cold out there this morning. It is about 51 degrees and very windy. I do not like the cold weather and hate it even more if it rains or snows. It is also supposed to rain later on today, which kind of explains why I could not sleep well last night. I might have to double up on some meds for today. It is not going to warm up really either the weather people are saying. Our high today is only getting up to 56!
My plans for today are to go and attempt (I say attempt, because it is so cold and windy) to do my 2 1/2 mile walk this morning around 7am. Then come home... check out some blogs, eat breakfast. Of course shower, get dressed and go to work until 2pm. My husband and I are going to go to an early movie. I've been waiting for today for so long. I want to see "The Departed"! It stars Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, And Mark Wahlberg! I hope it is going to be as good as it looks to be. And then we will probably grab a little dinner. I really don't like to eat dinner after 6pm but this time I will. I can't wait to tell you all about the movie!
For this weekend, the only thing I was going to do was a crop in the neighborhood. Not sure I will still be going. I really have to decide today though. And then I just want to finish some layouts that I need to journal on that I did last weekend at the all night crop. That is really it for me this weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Working out!

Last night was my first classes for the Body Sculpting and Resistance Training. OMG I know that by tonight I'm going to be feeling it! I was happy that my friend actually showed up (she is the one who was... my walking partner and stopped all together back in the beginning of July). Both classes are only 1 hr each and once a week, so this should not be difficult. It has been some time though since I've worked with weights and done some of these exercises. I am hoping to complete my weight lose doing this. I've been stuck at the same weight not for almost 3 yrs! This sucks... and it doesn't help much when your doctor tells you that with your medical conditions... you probably won't lose anymore. I'm working my butt to try to get this fat off me. Ok..I've slipped the last few weeks with the eating habits. But I'm walking 2-2 1/2 miles everyday! I think my body has just gotten used to this workout so now I'm going to pump it up a little.
Other news..... We got those storms that were making their way east late last night. Some lightning and thunder, some downpours and drizzle, but I have to admit....... its the winds! It is still windy as heck out there. They said up to gusts of 5o mph! And it looks like it.
I was also invited to neighborhood crop for this Saturday. Not sure if I'm going to go. I really want to go, but I feel bad since I went to the Unslumber crop last Saturday night 6pm-6am. and my dh was all by himself. We will see though, this one is only for 4 hrs and its in the afternoon. I know I still need to post my layouts from last weekend. I promise to get to that hopefully by tomorrow.
2peas challenge: What is your fav. halloween candy? I really don't have a favorite halloween candy, but my all time favorite candy is M&M's Plain!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mother Nature

How funny that todays 2peas challenge is: What is the last thing you created? This is exactly what I was going to talk about today!
Now I have to tell you that this is my very first Circle Journal. I had no clue really what to do. I did however browse through the pea gallery for ideas. I love pretty much everything outdoors (except the fall clean up,lol). So I decided to do an album all about Mother Nature. I hope when I get it back in 9 months that it is full of beautiful and wonderful photos of mother nature. This

This is the album cover. I really didn't have a clue what to do... Next cj I do I think will be better.These are my sign in cards. I asked each lady to please decorate and embellish any way they wanted and to please add a photo on the back. Of course I made 10..all different colors.This is my intro/instruction page. I was going with a natural theme...
this is one of my fav pic's! The quote on the bottom says " Nature can survive without man, but man alone can not survive without nature". I know they are all ocean pic's but I just love them.And this one is a little out of the box for me.. I've never used ribbon before. I like how it turned out. If you have time ... let me know how my very 1st circle journal came out.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shadow boxes

Here it is Tuesday and I can't believe that I am able to get on here this early today. Yesterday was ohhhh fun filled. My friend Lynn came over with her 4 year old (who btw, is a typical 4 yr old. can't sit still for even a min.) anyway, my friend call yesterday and asked me if I would help her put together a shadowbox. This would include items from the 4yr olds dance recital. I say ok, come on over. Now I need to tell you she came over with a ton of stuff. I go through it and we decide what will fit and what won't. I (yes me alone) puts the entire box together. Also, I am constantly intereputed by the 4 yr old who wants somethng to eat,drink,play get the pic. It ended up taking me 2 hrs! because I had to keep stopping just when I was on a roll. It did however come out very cute.
Now I should also tell you that this is my first time doing a shadow box! I think it came out pretty good. Sorry the pictures are not any better.
So after all that I now had to go to my great-nephews b'day party ..... can we all say more 4 yr olds! Plus my 10 month great -neice was attached to me yesterday which is always fun. My neice rented one of those bouncy houses for the kids...after a while I kicked the big boys out and put the 10 month old in... well she didn't want to get out! She was having a BLAST!
2peas challenge: Talk about your fav TV show. ===Mine is HOUSE! My sister got me addicted to it in April and now I have to watch! I'm so mad because I missed last week. But I will be watching tonight at 8pm!
Hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, October 02, 2006

A Wonderful Monday

Good Morning, I am feeling great today! This is a wonderful day. I woke up a this morning feeling a little stiff, but got dressed and went down to the track and did my 2 mile walk. I felt pretty good afterwards. Hopefully I will continue to feel good.
Ok.... Saturday night I went to an Unslumber crop! It was held at a lls and was from 6pm-6am. It was great. I didn't get as much done as I really wanted to, but I did manage to get 5 layouts completed and started on 1 more. It seemed to take me forever to get motivated. I hate when that happens. ugh.... I have not taken any photos of my layouts yet. Hopefully today I will be able to get around to that and then post them.
My to do list today is pretty high. I have to do laundry, sweep the floors, clean off the diningroom table (this is my catch all) clean the blinds in this house (they are disgusting!) take the boys to the dr., take hubby to the dr to have his stitches looked at.. forgot to tell you that he cut his hand open while I was at the crop and had to go to the er for 7 stitches! He didn't even call me to meet him there. And then decided what to make for dinner. Thats it for here.
2peas challenge: List 10 things that you are thankful for in no particular order
1. My life... Had 2 heartattacks at the age of 28 and was pronounced dead at 30 from going into Thyroid Storm and everything shutting down
2. My family are very helpful and supportive
3. My house (even though I really don't like it)
4. That I have food on the table
5. My health
6. My vehicles
7. My job
8. My ability to try to help others when in need
9. My friends who help me all the time
10. A very caring, loving, supportive husband.