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

Monday, January 05, 2009

Back to the Grind

Sorta speak..... With the holidays over now its time to get back to the normal everyday life. Sometimes I look forward to this. Kids are back in school and most people are heading back to work.

Today I'm off to the chiropractor with hopes of adjusting my back and neck. They've really been bothering me the last week now. Probably since I went flying across that wrestling mat last week. I'm sure it didn't help that's for sure.

So far I've been keeping up with my 365 photo. Here is today's, it is Danny's 86' Mustang GT. It was pretty cold here today and I really didn't want to do a thing so this is what I captured. It would've happened sometime. Other than that, I'm just trying to plain out the Wrestling Tournament which is less then 2 weeks away. It sure jumps up at you quickly. I almost can't wait for it to be overwith this year already. So sad.

Well, I'm off to try and play catch up with all of your blogs.
Hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

It's Sunday

Nothing exciting going on here. It's just a typical Sunday here on Long Island. I really didn't do much yesterday either. Just some laundry and brushed out Lacey. She really needs a bath though, so maybe that will be something for me to do this morning sometime before I start cleaning the bathroom.

Here is my photo #3 for my 365. Again, nothing that great especially since I still don't have a full working camera.
And I decided to get a jump on the todays photo, so here is #4.

Other than that it's just another lazy day here for me.

Hope you all have a Sunny Sunday!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Another Day

Here it is another day. It is slightly cold out there, but the sun is shining again. I don't have much planned for the day except doing laundry and attempting to clean this house. Like this is different from any other day in my life.
Here is yesterday's photo for my 365. It is DJ posing again! He just keeps on growing. He has decided to do a Body Building Competition in June and people tell him he has a good shot of placing in it. Heck, it keeps him in the gym and out of trouble.
Just a quick post here today. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Friday, January 02, 2009

A Whole New Year

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful, healthy, safe New Year. We pretty much stayed home the entire night. Sometimes that is better.

It has been a rough few months here for me and I'm hoping to get my groove back somehow. I'm doing a spin off of project 365 which is a photo a day. It is going to be a little difficult since I'm working with a broken camera right now. Danny and I have been looking at cameras and still have not really decided on one yet. I'm trying to take the leap into DSLR, but he does not want to jump with me. For a very mechanical man, he does not like to deal with that kind of stuff when taking pictures. He would prefer a Point N Shoot. We'll see what happens in the next week or so. I can't go too much longer without a camera that is for sure. It's Wrestling season!

Here is my first photo for 365, It is of Joseph playing xbox 360 at the dropping of the ball. Thank goodness we have more than 1 TV in this house.
I'm going to try to post here everyday, but we all know that I fall off the wagon a lot. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a miracle.

Well, I've got a lot of catching up to do. I'm off to see what everyone else has been doing for the last week or so.

I hope you all have a Fabulous Friday!