Friday, March 28, 2008

It's going......

thru the house. You might say "what?" Well... a nasty 24 hour stomach virus. Yes, Joseph started puking in school on Wednesday about 11:00am. I picked him up and he was like I'm just going to change my clothes and go back, I feel fine now. I told him NO WAY! good thing because within the hour he was fatigued and couldn't move a muscle. Of course I kept him home from school yesterday and he was really fine the entire day, so he wanted to go back today. I get up this morning at 6am and down comes DJ throwing up! So, now I'm wondering when I'm going to get this little diddy. I know for a fact this is not going to feel good especially since I'm not fully recovered from the surgery. And lord please don't let Danny get it. He is worse than the 2 boys put together when he gets sick!

Other than that nothing really exciting is going on here. I did manage to do another page for DJ's wrestling album. I've got to get pic's on here. It is coming out ok. Not perfect, and probably could be a lot better. I will try to get some photos taken of the pages that I have done and get them posted on here later or tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A New Day!

Well... since my surgery I've been sleeping on the couch in the livingroom! I must admit, it's the most uncomfortable couch ever the only upside to sleeping in there was that I was not sleeping next to the snoring machine! Although, I could still hear him sometimes, thats how loud he can be. The reason I've been in there is because I have a waterbed and would not be able to get up from it with ripping something.

So last night I decided to give it a go, but we had to sleep across the bed (side to side) instead of sleeping from head to toe. I was happy that I got to sleep on my nice warm bed and it was pretty comfortable. It was pretty easy to get out of the bed being that I slept on it cross ways, which was nice. Now I just need an adjustment on my back and neck from sleeping on the couch for all that time.

Does anyone have any plans for the Holiday? We do not. Danny didn't even want me to cook, but I can't not cook for Easter. I'm just cooking something very simple. Baked ziti, garlic bread, meatballs and probably a sausage bread. I'm going to also bake an Oreo Cake. I usually bake a cheese cake, walnut cake, some kind of chocolate cake and a chocolate mouse pie. But I'm not doing it this year. Danny won't let me and to tell you the truth... I'm not really ready to do all that by myself and then all the clean up. You know DJ and Joseph won't clean a thing (btw--- all my silverware, cups, storage containers, several pots, all the cereal bowls, and most of the dishes are still out on the deck!). Danny is really po'd with them both and so am I now! I've already warned them both that I want all those dishes in this house and cleaned or there won't be an Easter dinner! They just lol. I'm not sure I'm liking them much right now.

Today my goal is to figure out where to put all these flowers I received and get my dining room table cleaned off (this could take days to actually accomplish) and I would like to clean up my kitchen that they distroyed while I was in the hospital. I'm also going to go for a walk again today. I'm trying to slowly get back in the swing of things. Did I mention that we are having wind gust of over 50mph! That makes it very cold out for walking, but I'm going to go around the block at least.

Ohh well... that is enough rambling for today. I hope everyone has a terrific day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Ok.... the other day my friend Heather had this wonderful ABC's tag on her blog and well... I decided to give it a go.

A: Attached or single? Attached

B: Best friend? Well... I have 2 best friends. The first is my sister Tracy and then my best friend of 30+ years Sandy.

C: Cake or pie? I love both, but if I had to choose it would be chocolate cake.

D: Day? Hmmmm.... any day I get up is a good day for me.

E: Essential Item? bronzer... I have to have it.

F: Favorite Color? Orange

G: Gum or Mints? I think I really prefer mints, my jaw gets tired from chewing gum.

H: Home Town? Well... I've been here in Lindenhurst, NY for 25 years now so I guess it's here.

I: Indulgences? Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Did I mention chocolate?

J: January or July? July, I love warm weather. If it were dry it would be even better.

K: Kids? Yep... 4- 25 year old son, 21 year old daughter, 18 year old son and 16 year old son.

L: Life is incomplete without? My Family, Friends and memories.

M: Mexican or Italian food? Italian!

N: Number of siblings? 2 brothers and 2 sisters all younger than me!

O: One word that describes you? Talkative.

P: Phobia? I think this has to be spiders.

Q: Quote? You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child-anonoyms

R: Reason to smile? It looks better than a frown, ditto.

S: Season?Summer!

T: Tag? Everyone who reads this better post it on their own blog!---ditto

U: Unknown fact about you? I graduated from the same High School that Burt Reynolds did. Did you know that he bought it (all ten buildings) to make into a dinner theather, but it never happened.

V: Vegetable you love? Corn and yams

W: Worst Habit? I talk to much.

X: X-ray or Ultrasound? Sad to say, I've had them both! Plus, MRI and CAT scans!

Y: Your favorite food?I know that it may seem boring, but Baked Ziti is my favorite food.

Z: Zodiac Sign? GEMINI! Now you know why I talk sooooo much! I have to talk for two.

Now 2 peas challenge for today: How often do you and your families try to get everyone together?
It is hard to get together now that we live soooo far apart. When we lived near each other we got to everyone together every week. It was great! I miss those times.
Well... I've got to get off this thing now. I hope everyone has a terrific day.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ellen with her Hawaii Chair

OMG! this is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. I could not stop laughing and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

St. Patricks Day

and Happy Anniversary to me! Yes.... I was one of those wacko's that got married on St. Patty's day. It actually happened by accident. I did not want to get married on St. Patricks Day at all! My in-law's were married on St. Patricks Day and I didn't want to share that day with them. I wanted my own day. So what do I do? I decided we are getting married on March 16th! Wow... a real big difference. What in the world was I thinking? I'll never know.

See.... We weren't having a big wedding. It was just us, our parents and sibling's, that was it! We got married in a beautiful room that overlooked the water by a judge. Very simple. I wore a white pant set and he wore a black suit. Nothing really special, we just wanted to get married. Unfortunately..... we forgot to get the marriage license by the 15th in order to get married on the 16th. In NY you have to get your license at least 24 hours prior to the marriage. So we ended up going on the 16th and getting married on the 17th that is how it pretty much happened. Now I'm stuck with it.

Year's later.... we did get married in the church with a small reception and friends there. It was very nice. My sister's were crazy and decided that they wanted to wear Emerald Green dresses and I figured... they are the ones wearing them so I don't care.

I'm going to look for that wedding album... where did I put that thing? hmmm... I will try to post a photo later of our 2nd ceremony, lol. I swear there is something wrong with me! I didn't marry him once, but twice! What was I thinking? lol

On another note..... I actually did something creative yesterday! I can't wait to take pictures of everything and post them. Of course, I was so excited to be doing something that I put everything right into an album as I went along, forgetting to photograph them. It's not the greatest.... but it is something and really got me going for the amount of time that I can sit comfortably. I didn't realize how much I miss using my ATG gun!

If anyone hears of a developing coupon for Clark or York for like 3 or 4 cent prints please let me know. I have about 900 more photos from wrestling that I need to get developed. This is usually the time that they will have one of those specials and I want in.

Oh... well... 2 pea's challenge for today: What are you doing today to celebrate St. Partick's Day?
So today I have my follow-up (post op) doctor's visit this afternoon and then who knows. Danny and I might go out for dinner tonight. We usually will go out for a movie and dinner, but right now I can't sit for very long so the movie might have to wait until I'm feeling better.

So there you have it. I hope everyone has a great and safe St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Let's see.......

The 2 peas challenge for today: One thing I want to accomplish TODAY is... Well... I would like to get the dog to the groomer and get her cut. She is all matted since I went into the hospital and no one in this house wanted to brush her. With all the rain we've had it only makes her hair worse. This would be a big accomplishment since I'm not suppose to be doing anything. I actual have to get my dh to drive her to the groomers. That will actually be the BIG accomplishment.

Other than that nothing else is going on here. Just some little aggrivation from Joseph, but that is normal and I would like to get this house clean. Unfortunately, again.. no one in this house wants to pitch in, so it won't be happening today.

I'm making this short today so I will catch up with some of your blogs today. Hope everyone has a Fun Friday!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Hi Everyone, just wanted to update quickly on how I'm doing. All of you have been just sooooo wonderful with your comments, emails and snail-mail that all I can say is Thank You from my heart. You all are terrific and have made this journey that I'm on right now bearable.

I'm taking it very easy and everything seems to healing pretty well. We will know more on Monday when I go from my doctors visit and he checks everything. I've been up and moving about (but definately not over doing a thing). The house is falling down around me and believe it or not.... I really don't care! DJ still has a sink full of dishes and I am not saying one word. I'm not getting myself worked up about it at all. I did however have Joseph do a quick vaccuming of the floors because I just couldn't stand looking at the dried up mud (from dh's boots) all over the place and the dried out leaves that everyone was bringing in since the rain last week. Other than that I've been perched on the couch!

Now the 2 pea's challenge:
Three things you'd donate to charity right now are...
Lets see .... hmmm......

#1. I would donate my hair! I know that seems a little crazy, but I would if I could find a place that would take processed hair. I think that is one of the most giving things to do for someone.

#2. I have a closet full of clothing that I know I will never wear again. I usually give to Big Brothers and Big Sisters 2 times a year.

#3. Well... this one I do all the time anyway. I give my time and a lot of it.

#4. I know you only asked for 3 but I've got one or two more. I have a huge jewlery box that I never even used that I am donating to a fund raiser for one of the schools.

#5. And I've also made up a basket full of scrapbook supplies that I don't use, never have used and there is a ton of stuff that I bought thinking that I would use one day and I just never have. I have to get rid of it to make room for new stuff that I will probably never use, lol. This is also going to the same Chinese Auction as above.

Ok... I hope everyone has a terrific Thursday. Going to check up on some of your blogs now while I feel pretty good.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How's the Weather?

Todays 2 peas challenge is:
Share what the weather is like in your area? If you want post a photo

Well... today the weather is really nice, I'm happy to report. The sun has been shining most of the day and it is fairly warm as compared to last week (from what I'm told). It is slightly windy, but nothing like the past weekend with gusts of up to 50 mph. This is pleasant. It is suppose to get warmer tomorrow. We will see. These weather people are hardly right.

This is just a quick update today..... Things in the recovery department are moving slowly all of a sudden. I go to the dr for my post op appt on Monday and we will see how things are healing. I've just been taking it very easy the past 2 days now and Danny has just been wonderful. He keeps feeding me even when I don't want to eat and then I feel bad that he made something for me so of course I eat it! I'm going to gain weight from this thing with him around.

Well... thats it for me ... going to catch up on some of the blogs while I still feel up to it. Have a great day!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone...... Yes, I'm back! It has certainly been a long week. As most of you may know I had surgery on Monday morning, which went pretty well. I did have to stay in the hospital for 4 days though. I came home Thursday evening and I've just been trying to relax and not do a thing. Trying to follow doctors this is very difficult for me... No lifting, No standing for long periods, No pushing, No pulling, No bending, No reaching, No stretching, No up and down stairs. Pretty much just sitting, a small walk and laying down. I'm tired of sitting and laying down already.

I'd like to "Thank" everyone for all their well wishes during this time. It really does mean soooo much to me. You all are just wonderful!

Ok... I am going to try to update again in the morning. Just need to take it easy.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.