Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holidays and Me

To say that I am not really great at holiday time would be an understatement. I guess it has something to do with being shuffled about between houses and states when I was a kid during the holidays. Like I was some package, put on  plane and sent some where else.

When the kids were small I really tried hard to get back into the holiday ‘spirit’ but it was really difficult. So many things that really did not help and made it worse for me. So, it is not surprising that during this time of year, I retreat into myself and sometimes don’t really peek out until well after New Year’s Day.

Sunday, there is a Christmas party for Doug’s work and this year it is at a bowling alley. Which is fine with me, means I do not have to get dressed up for anything. Yay. I am all for that. Meaning that I do not have to get new clothes for this event and I can wear jeans, because it is a freakin bowling alley. LOL.

So, if I disappear for an extended period of time, it  is because of that.. Ciao!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Been Awhile

Hey all, yeah it has been a while I know!! Lots going on some I can talk about finally other stuff, not so much yet. First of all, I have moved schools again. Yeah, Kaplan really messed up my financial aid really bad! I am still dealing with them on that. I have moved to Ashford University now. I started classes on last Monday and so far I like it a lot! So only time will tell there. 

Thanksgiving was pretty quiet around here. Which is what I like. Doug did really good on the dinner. It turned out great!! We are now trying to get ready for Christmas as it is soon! I think that is about it for  now... Ciao!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! It is time for Wednesday Wishes again. I know it has been a while since I have done this, so as usual, if you want to play along you can in the comments or in an entry of your own!

  1. I wish that I did not have to go to the FOC today, but seeing as how my child support might be lowered, it is worth it.
  2. I wish all my veteran friends out there, especially those who are serving right now and are not home a very happy Veteran’s day and I am thinking of you all!! Thank you for your selfless service!
  3. I wish that we could all be home safe and with our families this Thanksgiving.
  4. I wish Doug a very happy birthday ( it is tomorrow)
  5. I wish my friends a very happy rest of the week!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tomorrow’s Festivities & Other Things

Tomorrow morning I get to go back to the Friend of the Court ( child support place) because the State of Florida finally came to their senses and asked for a modification in child support. I am not sure how modified it will become, but I know it will be headed down hopefully. Now, I have said in the past that I do not going to this place because it is stressful. It is.

Even knowing that I am going for what I am going for, I am a bit stressed out. Not like the people have been mean to me or anything, quite the opposite in fact. Everyone is nice and wants to help. I think that is kind of stressful as well because I have never dealt with nice child support people ever.

Thanksgiving is coming up quite fast. I was hoping that Doug’s cousin would come up and spend some time with us, he can’t eat with us because he is Kosher and we are not. It turns out that he will not be in town, so it will be Doug and I for our first Thanksgiving alone. It seems kind of strange though. Nice but strange.

Since it is just us, we have to adjust the amount of food to buy. Which actually has been a challenge for him. Since we have less space to keep stuff and all, it has been challenging to break some of the habits. We are both working on it though.

I have found a couple of new recipes that I am going to try soon and I will post them on my food blog afterwards. I think it is in the left hand margin if you want to check those out. One is an apple dessert and the other is spaghetti and meatballs. I have never been able to make meatballs because they fall apart during cooking. I am hoping that this recipe works out. We will see.

Today as usual, we are going to see Trina for dinner. I am looking forward to that! I think that is it, ciao!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Well, I would have wrote this entry earlier, but Doug came home from work early this morning and that threw everything out of whack. So, I did not get all my ‘morning stuff’ done this morning.

I am hoping that he stays at work tonight. I am catching up on all my DVR’d shows from last week today. It is the beginning of another week of shows, so I need to watch them so I am not so far behind.

I am fine, just tired. The time change has messed with me bad. Well, I am off to watch TV. Ciao!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Rambling Entry…

You know how when you are trying to get away from a bad date or a bad relationship and you say, ‘it’s not you, it’s me’? I wonder if those people that we are trying to get away from understand that what you meant was ‘it’s not me, it’s YOU’? Just a thought.

Lately I have been rather introspective with myself as I watch Netflix on the Wii. Mostly thinking about the things that I can change and wonder if I should or not. Sometimes letting sleeping dogs lie is a good thing.

Living where I live now is not horrible. Not as bad as I thought it might be actually. See, I am a country kind of girl, I like to have space. I am not good with people on top of me, which is what I have now. But it is quiet and I don’t hardly see anyone, so I am okay with that.

They are calling for freezing rain here in Michigan tonight. Possibly some kind of snow for the weekend. It will be interesting to live on the 8th floor of an apartment building and see snow I think. I have not been to bed yet as I have had a horrendous case of heart burn today. I am headed that way soon though.

Just updating some music on the MP3 player and getting rid of double songs. I think that I am going to look for the next size up MP3 player soon. I have a 16GB but it is almost totally full. So I am going to look for a 32GB one. When I started with the MP3 players I never thought that I would be needing one that size! I started out with an 8GB one. I am finding that there is so much music out there that I love and my favorite artists are putting out more and more, I want all my favorites.

I am headed to bed. Ciao!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Next Week….

I will get back to Wednesday Wishes and Thankful Thursdays next week. Today was just a normal kind of day for me. I have been watching ‘Silk Stalkings’ on the Wii lately and I am into the 3rd season. I think that there is only 4 seasons. So, I am close to being done with that. I have to admit that this Netflix on the Wii thing is a life saver when there is nothing good on.

My poor cat, Dinky, was out of cat treats. Has been for a couple of days now. There were some larger crumbs of past treats left on her cat house. She was eating the larger crumbs this morning of the remaining cat treats. I was like, we need to get you some more cat treats! Poor kitty was eating crumbs. LOL. Luckily Doug brought home kitty treats this morning for her. So, I gave her some whole kitty treats and she is a happy girl now.

On a related note, we gave her some cat nip and now she is acting all crazy. Now she is acting all crack addict on me. Meowing and looking at the cat nip. LOL. Sheesh. I have a cat nip addict on my hands now. I am outta here. Ciao!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Getting Back To Normal

Well, somewhat anyway. As most of you know I rarely ever post anything political on my blog. There is a reason why. My politics are mine alone. I will not subject my readers to how I feel or what I think because I know that not everyone has the same rules that they live their life by. So, why am I going to put it here and start a fight about it? It seems stupid to me. Unless something so amazingly pathetic happens in politics in Detroit. That is the only time I will say anything. Although I should by all rights be saying something almost every day, but I digress…

I have not really had much to say lately and I am dealing with some stuff with school. When I get it all worked out one way or another, I will post the story. I am leaning towards Plan B right now though. I am not meaning to be cryptic, but for now it is best this way.

I have had the windows open lately here in Michigan. Yeah it gets down into the 30s some days but living up on the 8th floor it is warmer here. I have been reluctant to close the windows because for like 3-4 years I have lived in the basement where you can not open windows and I have missed that so much. So, I am honestly not going to close these windows until I am half freezing. I know it seems like it might be a bit drastic, but I am loving the cool fresh air.

Because of election coverage, I am thinking that I might turn the Wii back on and watch some Netflix. I am still loving that. Well, I am outta here for now! Ciao!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Morning…

Since it is early Saturday morning and I am not exactly sure how my day will turn out yet, I will talk about some other stuff going on in my corner of the world. It is like 7:39am  now, so the sun is just trying to come up and I see this occurrence everyday, but I am always still amazed by how beautiful it really is.

Lately we have been having car trouble. Well, it started last Saturday and Doug had to borrow his cousin’s car to go to work on Monday, but got something fixed Monday afternoon. Last night we were on our way out and it would not start. I think that when he had the lights on he turned the interior lights on and left those on all day and most of the night. So we had to call AAA to get a jump. Good times.

It is very chilly here today, I have the windows open because I love the cool weather. It is not hot enough to have the air on nor cool enough yet to have the heat on during the day. It is rather nice though.

I think that today I will be catching up on my DVR shows since I have been totally addicted to Netflix on the Wii. Now you don’t even need a disk, win! I just downloaded the Netflix channel from the Wii shop channel for free. One day, I will use my Wii for what it was bought for in the first place, Wii Fit. LOL.

Well, I think that this is it for my Saturday morning. Ciao!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I needed a few days to recover from the Friend of the Court day. Even though when I go there I always know that I have been doing what I am supposed to do and what they tell me to do, it is still very stressful for me. These days usually involve losing a lot of sleep and being stressed out beyond the breaking point. So, I took a couple of days off to relax and to catch up on my sleep once again.

It has been kind of hectic around here because of Doug’s strange schedule this last week. Normally he goes into work between 2am and 4am depending on the day. Since they had inventory he had to be there at 11pm one day and midnight the last couple of days. So that can really mess up the sleeping pattern!

A side from the freakish and hellish winds here Monday and Tuesday, the rest of the week has been cool and sometimes overcast. I love fall because of the cool weather. So, I have been happy. Since I live on the 8th floor, it has been strange to deal with things such as wind and rain.

We are headed to dinner in a bit to see a friend of ours. Yeah it is late, but she works the late shift now, so it is all good. I think that is about it, I should be back pretty regular now. Ciao!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Yesterday I had to be at Friend of the Court (child support) at 9:30am. Since Doug had to work inventory and had to be at work early, I just stayed up. He got home about 5am and I took a small nap.

I hate going to FOC. So, I went and spoke to my referee, who was surprised that I was called in because I have been making payments every month like I am supposed to. She told me it was Florida’s fault after looking at the file closer. Before this, I got paperwork in the mail to modify the child support down. Which I have filled out and now have to make an appointment with Rita.

When I got the paperwork I called her to find out what was going on. She told me and so I need to make an appointment to see her. This is a great thing. I was so exhausted yesterday. Well, I think that is about it. My Wii is calling…. Ciao!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today, A Day in My Life

Today was one of those days that I have not gotten a lot of sleep. Honestly, the last few days have seen very little sleep. Somewhat caused my my new found addiction to Netflix on my Wii. I never realized what a totally life altering thing this could really be. I thought it would be cool to be able to watch movies instantly on my TV from Netflix while I waited for my other DVDs to show up in the mail.

Oh what I tangled web I weave. I set this up before my birthday last Wednesday, which is why I have been MIA basically. I have found so many TV series that I totally loved on the instant watch and have been steadily devouring those. At first it was Eureka. I had not seen the beginning of the series and so I got seasons 1-3.5 on the instant watch and started watching. Soon, that became all I watched! That little show is amazingly funny and smart.

So, then I found Silk Stalkings, which was on USA in the 90’s. Since I do not remember how that show began because I did not see the first couple of seasons, I added those too and have been watching those.

My latest addiction however is not a show that I had seen before, Veronica Mars. OMG, I never guessed that I would have fallen in love with a show about a teenaged sleuth and her high school life. But I did. There is only three seasons of this on the instant watch and I am on the third season. So, the love affair will end soon. Hopefully so will the addiction. We will see. Ciao!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wow… and Birthday

Happy_BirthdayI had to update my Live Writer yesterday and this is the first chance I have gotten to use the 2011 version. All I have to say is wow. It looks so much like MS Word, but for my blog! I am going to have to play with it of course and see what this baby can do! LOL.

Today is my birthday, happy birthday to me! There have been some things going on, so that is why I have not been here lately. I will be back to posting normally soon though. School stuff is killing me! I will explain it all soon, I promise. Ciao!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Anniversary and Birthday

Tonight Doug and I are celebrating our five (5) year anniversary of being together. It has not always been easy being here ( that is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!). I have also been in Michigan for five years as well. He is taking me back to Ruth Chris tonight for dinner and I am really looking forward to it! Our anniversary is actually on Monday, but since our weekday schedule will not allow for this kind of night out, we are doing it tonight instead. I don’t really care anyway.

My birthday is two days after our anniversary (Wednesday the 20th). I will be 36. I am still not sure how I feel about this, but since it will happen even if I am not happy about it, I might as well accept it. It has been rough getting here really.

School is okay, I guess. There are some things going on that I can not write about yet there. Mainly because if I think about them too much I get really pissed off. I have a plan B in the works so we will see. Right now I have an 85% in my statistics class, so I am thrilled! Well, I am going to get going. Got some stuff to do today… Ciao!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday. As usual if you want you can play along in the comments or you can do your own entry…

  1. I am thankful to be feeling better!
  2. I am thankful that I am able to be in school
  3. I am thankful for the ability to talk with my daughter, even if it is online and not in person.
  4. I am thankful for my children, whom I love with all my heart.
  5. I am thankful for all my friends who help pick me up when I stumble. Love you guys!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Wednesday Wishes, the sick edition. LOL. I am better, but nights I feel worse. It has always been that way with me though. As usual, please feel free to play along in the comments or in an entry of your own! Okay, here we go!

  1. I wish that I felt 100% because this Saturday Doug is taking me out for our 5 year anniversary. I am doing all I can to feel better by then.
  2. I wish that I had kept up in my statistics class last week, I am only a day behind, but it is hard doing stats when you are not feeling well.
  3. I wish that I understood more of my statistics.
  4. My birthday is the 20th and I wish that I was feeling better about this.
  5. I wish that all my friends and kids have a great week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feeling Better… Almost

I am feeling better than I have been for the last few days. Almost human again, I think. I am taking it easy still, but was missing posting here. Tonight is dinner at Trina’s as usual. My birthday is in 8 days and I am not sure how I feel about it. Well, I going to go lay back down. Ciao!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I have been sick. Again. I will be back sometime next week though. Unless of course I die. I could not get that damn lucky, so I will be back..

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pictures Coming Soon

I have pictures of the house, I just have to get them put into a slide show and post them here. I know I have been promising them for a while and I just got them taken the other day. School has been hectic with the statistics class. I have an 82% in that class right now, so I am thrilled!

Tomorrow starts the third week in that class. We are talking probability. I might start reading later just to get a head. My other class is going well too. It should I have already taken that class! LOL.

I want to thank all of  you who commented on my entry yesterday. Mr. Cannell was an amazing person and yes generous. We talked books, although I hated to admit that I had not read any of his! Talk about embarrassing! We talked about e-readers and TV. Since he produced many of my favorite TV shows in the 80s and 90s, we had a lot to talk about! We talked about the movie adaptation of the A-Team. I still have not seen it yet, but there were some casting things I did not understand.

I will miss him greatly! Well, I am going to go. Ciao!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Sad Day in My Life

215-056-Stephen-J-CannellI know that to some of you this might not make a lot of sense, for that I am sorry. Stephen J. Cannell died over the weekend. This is normally not a big impact on my life, except with the power of Twitter, I actually got to have conversations with the man. Some of you might be wondering who I am talking about. He was the writer/producer in the 80’s and 90’s that had such hits such as A-Team, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, The Rockford Files, and The Commish to name a very few.

He had cancer and by talking to him over the last few months I had no idea. He never talked about it and you did not hear about it in the gossip news either. He was, to me a gracious man who took time out to chat with a big fan. He talked about his shows and his books with me. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was very smart.

I loved our conversations and looked forward to the next one. I will miss him because he was the driving force in TV of my youth. I know he is in a better place and he will be missed dearly. My prayers and thoughts of course go out to his family. Thank you Mr. Cannell for the years of wonderful TV shows. You can rest in peace now. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Almost to the Big 2-0-0

I noticed in my blog dashboard that I am almost to my 200th entry in this blog. Before this entry it was ten more to go. I am still in awe of this fact. It does not seem that long ago since I started this blog, but so much has happened to us since then!

As I approach the big 200, I am reflecting on where this blog was when I started it and where it is now. I might pull out some of the past entries and highlight some of them in the next few posts, I don’t know.

200 entries is a big deal. At least to me. I started from scratch with this blog and now it is pretty much what I wanted it to be, with the exception of the trolls who read this. But who cares about them, not me. Not really. They just drive my page stats up, so thank you. Ciao!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Ramblings

I had stumbled upon a couple of gift cards from Bath and Body Works the other day as I was going through some of the boxes. I checked to see if they had money on them and to my surprise they did! I had like $23 between the two.

So, I needed some bubble bath because I now have a bath tub. That is what I used them for. They were having a buy 2 get 1 free sale, so I got two bubble bath in my favorite scent and a shower gel as well. What I need is the perfume in my favorite scent, which is warm vanilla sugar. It was like $25 I think, maybe for my birthday. I have had one bottle for a couple of years because it is so concentrated that you do not need much. Maybe 1-2 sprays and that is it.

I got those yesterday and this morning I had a bath. I am a happy camper now. Although I am having serious issues with statistics. Not the whole subject, but rather a small part. Finding the population variance. No matter how I try, I get that part of the problem wrong. I went to the online tutor yesterday and she showed me how to do it step by step. My brain is still not accepting it yet. Also, who ever decided that we needed to use Greek letters with math, yeah wonderful idea. (insert sarcasm here). I get so confused with those!

Somebody remind me why I had to pick the degree path that had the wacked out math and not the degree path with the business math class???? Seriously. I am determined to pass this class though. It will take a lot of work and I am up for the challenge, but I am not sleeping well again. Which sucks.

Yesterday was really bad. I was up like 45 minutes after we went to bed. I am not sure exactly what woke me up, but I was awake. Maybe for the best, the maintaince people here came by to switch out the light bulbs for the compact ones with DTE ( electric company for my non Michigan readers) When we got the thing on the door about this we went to the office to tell them that they were already here when we moved in. So they did not have to come to our apartment. They came anyway and I am thinking it was a good thing I was awake, because the guy had all the keys to the apartments to do this. Um, yeah, I tend to sleep in very little. It would have really freaked me out to hear this guy moving about when I was asleep.

I think that this is it for now. Back to math! Ciao!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday. As usual you can play along in the comments or do an entry of your own..

  1. I am thankful for school, although if you heard me cursing my statistics homework you would not know it!
  2. I am thankful for my friends, because they will come to my house and cut my cat’s nails because I am too chickenshit to do it.
  3. I am thankful for the weather lately! It has been cool and beautiful, well, except for the rain and that is beautiful in it’s own way.
  4. I am thankful for the fans in my bedroom, because we live on the 8th floor and hot air rises, sometimes it is not as cool as it should be.
  5. I am thankful for all my readers, because you guys read all this crazy shit I write. Love you!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! It is time for Wednesday Wishes again. As usual if  you want to play along you can in the comments or in an entry of your own. You know what to do!

  1. I wish that some people would understand that when I am mad, I say things that I do not mean. I am trying to not do that anymore, but sometimes I make mistakes.
  2. I wish that life was fair.
  3. I wish that I had my books here.
  4. I wish that sometimes I did not feel so mad all the time
  5. I wish that my friends and family would have a great rest of the week.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesdays Ramblings

Sunday was my first statistics seminar and I have to say that my teacher makes it sound so easy to pass her class. It may turn out to be that easy, but sometimes a lot of work goes into making things look easy. Last night was the first seminar in child psych.

As much as I like the seminars, I hate the first ones of the class because everyone is intent on talking and chatting and the instructor has to go over and over the same thing. It is kind of annoying! Today is the final day in week 1 of both of my classes. Seems like this week has dragged on forever!

Tomorrow week 2 starts and I have already begun the statistics reading for week 2. As long as I stay ahead or even with this class I should be okay. I do not want to fall behind that is for sure! At least I get to use Excel to help me with it as well.

I am kind of tired this morning because yesterday I did not sleep well at all. I am not sure why. Oh wait, it was because Doug kept tossing and turning. Ugh. I hate that. Hopefully today will be much better!

Tonight is dinner at Trina’s as usual. I am really looking forward to that! Tonight is also NCIS and NCIS LA. I love both of those shows! I recently watched Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, which was pretty good. I also saw The Stranger, which was pretty good too. I still have Iron Man to watch because Iron Man 2 comes out today on DVD. I have it on my Netflix. I can’t wait!

Well, I think I am going to go. Ciao!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend, aside from dinner with Doug’s aunt and uncle has been pretty quiet. Saturday was a lazy day with both if us having headaches, so naps were taken.

Sunday is my statistics seminar at 9pm. So, far this class is going well. My teacher puts things in plain English, which is great for me! She also boils it down to the simplest terms for me. Which is nice. As long as I do not fall behind, I should be okay in this class.

Tonight is my child psych seminar, which is at 8pm. Not too late which is good because by about that time I am tired! I know that this seminar will not have a ton of new information because it is the first one of the class. So, I can listen and cruise.

With school, they are trying a new thing called flexible seminars. Meaning that I have about 3-4 different seminars to choose from to attend, so if Monday at 8 does not work for me next week, I can go to another. I think that this is a great idea!

They are also updating the class rooms as well. I have one class that has been updated and one that has not been. No big deal though. Hope your weekend was good! Ciao!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dinner Tonight

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Tonight we took Doug’s Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Marty to dinner as our way of thanking them for the wonderful job they did on the Shiva for Doug’s dad when he died. We had made plans a while ago and then we moved, so we did dinner tonight.

It was a wonderful night. We went to Bonefish in Novi. They had fantastic food and it was a really nice place. We went to Dorothy and Marty’s house then they drove from there. They just got a new car, so it was a nice ride! I think it was a Crossover.

We had a good time over dinner talking about Doug’s dad and other various family members. Just catching up because it has been about three months since we last saw them. Dorothy told a few really hilarious stories that had me laughing until my sides hurt!

We all enjoyed our dinners and everyone but Marty had dessert. Since they had crème brulee, you know that I had to try it! It was so amazing. I maintain my stance that it is truly evil stuff…

After dinner we sat at the table and had a great time talking and telling stories. All in all a wonderful night. I am so glad that we did this with them. When we left we made plans for them to take us to dinner next time! Yay! Something to look forward to… Ciao!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this weeks edition of Wednesday’s Wishes. As usual, you can play along in the comments or in an entry of your own. If you do your won entry please leave a link so that I can visit… On to the wishes!

  1. I am wishing that I am not taking this statistics class. It is really irrelevant though because I have to take it to get my degree. *sigh*
  2. I wish that I had not failed the child psych class. This is kind of wishful thinking on my part. At the end of this class, I had hit a wall and did not have a strong finish.
  3. I am wishing for another week off, but that will not happen because the aforementioned classes start today…
  4. I am wishing for enough math wisdom to get me through statistics.
  5. I wish that my friends and family have a great week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up & School

This last weekend was pretty uneventful. It was really nice and quiet too. Doug had a meeting at work on Sunday, so we went to breakfast after that, which is very unusual for us. When we got back, we just hung around the house and pretty much did nothing.

As for school, this has been my week off of classes, so that is good. I found out today that I only failed one of my classes and not both, which I am ecstatic about! I have to retake my child and adolescent psych class, but take statistics with it. I get the feeling that I am going to be very busy for the next 10 weeks.

I am happy that I did not fail both classes, but kind of mad at myself that I even failed one. I know that I can not be perfect, but it is frustrating.. Ciao!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Today the Comcast tech was supposed to be here between 2-5pm. He was actually early and was gone by 2:17pm. Which was nice. We were up really late last night, so I slept until like 12:30pm or so. Doug woke me up when he left to run some errands. During that time, it was like Grand Central Station with the phone.

I am making beef vegetable soup tonight for dinner. I actually need to go season the meat here soon. Last night was the first time in a very long time that I was up until like 4-4:30am. Ugh. I am too old for that I think.

I have a headache now as well. I am going to go get the stuff done I need to do. Michigan won today, so we are happy in this house today… Ciao!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Thoughts

Since usually by Friday I really don’t have a lot to say, I usually just let my mind take me on a journey in the entry. It could be a pretty coherent post or not so much.

If you read my blog, I made sweet tea yesterday morning. Aside from the hilarious water issue (NOT!) it came out pretty good. Not perfect as the sugar ration is still off by a little bit. When I would make tea in Florida I had gallon pitchers, so I knew that 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar made the perfect tea. Now I am using a 2 quart pitcher, I started with a cup of sugar last night and it needs a bit more, so when I make it again I will add a 1/4 cup and see.

I watched Letters to Juliet last night and it was good. It was a very cute movie and it was sort of sad, but the ending was great! I have The Notebook coming, I have never seen it. I get the idea that I will need to have the tissues handy.

So, between the moving and the slight internet issues, I think that I managed to fail both of my classes. Nice. So, we will see what happens now. I am afraid to tell Doug.

I had to deal with Comcast tech support again yesterday, although it was for the HD DVR box in the bedroom this time. The issue is that when it has been on for a bit, it does not want to turn off or turn back on with the remote. So, you have to unplug it to reset it and it is fine for a bit. Since this only happens after a while I am waiting to see if it still does it. The person I spoke with today sent a signal to the box and hopefully that will fix it.

Life is still good in the new place. Although it is strange to be on the 8th floor. Kinda cool when the storms move in though. Since the place faces East, I see the sun rise every morning which is kind of cool too. Although some mornings I think that I might sear my retinas. Who knew the sun was so bright? I have lived in the basement for the last few years. Go figure.

It is nice to have a bath tub again too. I am enjoying the heck out of that! Speaking of which I am headed there now! Ciao!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday 2 For 1

Hi everyone! It is time for another edition of Thankful Thursday and there is also an actual entry here too. I will do the entry first then my Thankful lists. As usual, you can play along in the comments or in an entry of your own, if you happen to do your own entry please come back and leave me a link so I can read your Thankfuls. Okay, on to the entry!

This morning I decided to make some sweet tea. It is not hard at all to make if you have a coffee maker. Okay, so it is not  hard at all even if you don’t have a coffee maker. Anyway, we have a brand new coffee maker that had never been used, so since I don’t drink coffee, I commandeered it for tea. Now, I used to make sweet tea in Florida, so it is easy. The only issue that I am having is in Florida I used gallon pitchers, so I had the sugar ratio perfected. I am using a 2 quart pitcher now, so it is a work in progress. But I am excited.

Aside from the fact that it is a new coffee maker and I had no idea where to put the water, which went all over the floor in the first try, it was smooth sailing. I cleaned the water up and tried again and actually found the place where the water went and it was all good from there. It is now in the pitcher chilling in the fridge. Yay me!

I am still looking for dishes. I went back to Salvation Army and the set that I really liked was gone, of course. So, I found something at Wal-Mart, it is not as big as I want, but I will end up with two sets of it before it is all said and done, so that will be fine. At the Salvation Army, I saw a set that had all the dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, cup and saucers, as well as the creamer and a gravy boat. That is what I wanted. Oh well. Serves me right for not getting them then. *sigh*

I actually found a table and chairs that I liked at Wal-Mart too. It is a nice set, but waiting to see if it goes on sale soon. As it stands right now, I have a card table for a dinner table that we do  not use. I need to get it cleaned off so I can start using it for that.

On to the Thankful Thursdays!

  1. I am thankful for God working miracles in my life. Without Him, this would not have turned out as well as it did.
  2. I am thankful for my children, who I love so much even if they don’t think that I do.
  3. I am thankful that my apartment faces East and I can see the sun rise every single morning. It is so beautiful and amazing.
  4. I am thankful that I have Netflix right now. While I am still learning the new channels.
  5. I am thankful for all my readers who continue to share their lives with me and their wisdom as well. I love you guys!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! It is time for Wednesday Wishes again… As usual you can play along in the comments or do your own entry. If you do your own entry, stop back by here and leave me a link. Here we go…

  1. I wish that my daughter would understand just how strong, independent, and beautiful she really is!
  2. I wish that this day would be okay for Doug ( it is his dad’s birthday today. The first one since he died on Father’s Day).
  3. I wish that all my friends who are in pain constantly just one day of pain free living. I am including myself in this.
  4. I wish that my summer shows were not ending but I know that my fall shows are beginning soon.
  5. I wish that people would be nice.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekend Recap

Last weekend (this one just past) was not all that busy really. There was stuff to do,  but Doug has returned to work so getting back into that routine has been rather difficult for us both it seems. When he took time off to move, it was fine because we were on a ‘normal’ schedule. Meaning we were up during the day and sleeping at night. He works nights, so now we are moving back to being up nights and sleeping during the day.

Although I will admit it is nice and quiet when we are sleeping during the day now though. The cat sitting went well. Chloe was happy to go home after though. We were glad that we could help the cousin out with that particular issue this weekend ( over the Jewish New Year).

We went to a place called The Redcoat Tavern on Saturday. While the food was pretty good, I don’t think that we will be going back for a while though. Simply because they nickel and dime you there and I hate that!

Friday night after dinner at Red Lobster, we went to see Trina. It was a nice stop because we got to talk to Cindy, the lady that owns the place and we got to make suggestions for new items on the menu. I love it when I get input like that! As a matter of fact, on Tuesday at Country Boy, they are making me fettuccini Alfredo with grilled chicken and putting it on the menu. John ( the chef @ Country Boy) makes the best Alfredo sauce I have ever had. I am so looking forward to that!

Yesterday I was feeling under the weather. Nothing really specific, but just achy and icky, so I did not do much. Doug made waffles for the first time with his new waffle maker. They were good. He found this sugar free syrup and it was so good! So we had a pretty good breakfast. Tonight I think that we are having taco salad.

I think that is it for now! Ciao!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today and Dinner Last Night

Normally I would be doing a post for 9/11, however, today I have spent the day remembering the one special person I lost on 9/11. I spoke with his mom and sister today. When I lived in Florida they would come over and we would spend the day together, but since I moved to Michigan we talk on this day.

He was very special to me. So, today was dedicated to him.

Last night we went to dinner at Red Lobster for Endless Shrimp. That is the only time we go to Red Lobster every year. I have to say that the shrimp was amazing. All the kids they have this year I totally loved. We will most likely go back a couple of more times.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday! As usual, if you want to play along, you can do so in the comments or in your own entry. Here we go!

  1. I am thankful for the new apartment. It feels like we are on vacation still because of the new place. It is strange to have a place all to ourselves after living with his dad for almost 5 years.
  2. I am thankful that Doug went back to work this morning.
  3. I am thankful that God has worked miracles in our lives these past few months.
  4. I am thankful for my friends both online and off.
  5. I am thankful that I have this journal. It really does help me deal with stuff.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Yeah, I know I am late, but I have not been on my normal schedule lately. Hopefully I will be back on that soon, as Doug has to go back to work. So, you know how this is done, you can play along in the comments or do your own entry. If you do your own entry, please stop by and leave me a link. On to the wishes!

  1. I wish that I was back on my normal schedule. It was nice at first to be on a different schedule, but I know I will have a really hard time getting back to normal.
  2. I wish that I had this peace earlier.
  3. I wish that my mom would lay off my daughter on Face book.
  4. I wish that I did not have to do my final papers for school.
  5. I wish that there was not so many great things on to watch on TV.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday and The American

the-american-posterToday started out nice. Quiet. No stress. Wonderful. Last night Doug, his cousin Michael and I went to see ‘The American’ with George Clooney. I am going to have to say some things that I never thought I would about a George Clooney movie.

I really did not like ‘The American’ and this is why, first off, there was like only fifteen minutes of action in the whole movie. The rest is dialog and scenery. I will admit that the Italian scenery is beautiful, but the movie is billed as a thriller. It is not. Not even close. My advice is to wait until it comes out on DVD to see it if you want to.

I am disappointed that we wasted money on this movie…. Ciao!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lazy Sunday

I have to admit that having two TV’s in the house is so very nice. While living at the house, I had to watch whatever Doug was watching. If his dad was not home, I could go upstairs and ‘commandeer’ his dad’s TV for a bit, but usually not long. So, this new found ability to watch what I want to watch all the time is wonderful!

Sandy came over today and surprised up by taking us to lunch at a rib place that is not that far away from here. It was really yummy! We left with some food left over and a carry-out menu for a later visit.

Made some more progress on getting stuff put away. In the process finding things that we need from Wal-Mart as well. We will need a storage space I am sure for those things that get little use, but we can not totally get rid of either.

Came upon an issue last night, the oven did not work. Called this morning and within 20 minutes the maintenance guy was here to fix it and it works great now. So, that was taken care of quickly. Which is nice.

I have to call Tuesday to have the phone turned off at the house. No big deal. The cable and internet should be off Monday or so. It is so strange to be in our own place all the time now. It kind of feels like we are on vacation for now.

I will take some pictures soon I promise. Ciao!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I am waiting for the Comcast guy to come and install the other DVR box. Of course it is between 12-3pm. Not like I have any place to go, because I do not.

I am tired today because I am having a difficult time sleeping here. I will get used to it eventually. Hopefully soon.

Today was an exercise in futility with Comcast. As the first part of this entry was written earlier today, the Comcast person never showed up because I wanted to upgrade my service to what I wanted in the first place, they cancelled my DVR box. When I called about it and they put the work order in for the DVR box for Weds, I was told that my programming update would have to wait until then. Um, I think not.

I had the email for the Operations Supervisor in Southfield. So, I emailed him and let him know I was upset. Not only did my DVR box arrive today, but so did my programming update as well. LOL. I hate being like that, but I was pissed because no one said anything about the installation being cancelled because of the programming upgrade. So, I was waiting on someone who was not coming. I had no idea that he was not coming. That is what pissed me off.

I am happy now because everything is as it should be now. Yay! Ciao!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Whole Day In Our New Place

Last night was a rough night. It is hard to sleep in a new place. There are new noises to get used to and new lay outs to get used to. All in all, I am happy to be here. We have 90% of all the stuff that we need.

I knew that the whole Comcast thing went way too smoothly. Of course there have been small issues, as there always is when new technology is set up. That is not the issue. The issue was and still is that I was very clear about the channels I needed and wanted and the dingbat I dealt with did not do what I wanted. Ugh. So now, I think that I got it all fixed today.

I do not have the space I thought I would for a table and chairs, so I have to look at bistro tables with chairs. Not what I wanted, but it will be a table and chairs. I just had a great idea too. LOL. Funny how that works sometimes. The kitty is a happy camper today because she has a window to look out of and a new kitty condo thing that was given to us for her. She totally loves it!

I will take pictures in the next couple of days when I get some more of the boxes gone. I like it. It is nice to have a kitchen again. Well, I am gonna go. Ciao!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cat and Furniture Day

The cat has landed. It actually was better than I thought it would be. She did freak out in the car, but I think that was because she does not like the car. Doug carried her in the elevator and into the house. For a while she would not leave the bathroom, now she is hiding in the closet in the bedroom. I got her to come out for a few minutes of petting a bit ago.

I am waiting on the boys to get back with the furniture. We are not supposed to use the freight elevator until 2pm today, so they may be here and sitting in the truck waiting to be able to bring up the stuff. There are some things still at the house that we can get later. I am exhausted! My back is killing me and I sure did not get enough sleep last night. I was tossing and turning all night. Ugh.

We ended up getting another DVR box for the bedroom, because with the other box apparently we would not get all the channels in there. I don’t care really. I am just happy that we are almost done and totally here. I am tired of living between houses. I am so over this moving thing too.

We are talking about seeing The American tonight with George Clooney. It looks good. Not sure if we will be able to see it tonight though. I have a lecture that I can not miss at 7pm. We will see. If not, we will see it Saturday maybe.

I almost have all the bathroom stuff put away. Would you believe 5 boxes?!?! I have thrown so much stuff away since I have been here. Old shampoo, old medication, that kind of stuff.

I think that is it for now. If we go tonight I will let you know how the movie is. Ciao!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It Went Well

So, I am back online now. Today went well. Better than expected actually. The Comcast guy was amazing and here a bit after noon. He had to leave in the middle, but I was okay with that. He just had a son about eight weeks ago and his son needed to get his shots today and he wanted to be there. So, I was fine with him leaving to go there and come back. The doctor’s office was close anyway. He actually had most of it done by then too.

I got lucky, apparently Comcast is trying out these new modem gateways. Kind of like AT&T’s gateway. So, I did not need a router as originally thought for wireless. Which made me really happy. I got caller ID on the TV and my lap top , which is kind of cool. So far, everything works great. I think that I have it all set up to where I will only have to plug the gateway into the computer.

Tomorrow is the moving the furniture and cat day. The cat part I am not looking forward to really, but once she is here, she will be fine. It is just getting her here without me being ripped to shreds. LOL. I have done a lot today, my back is rebelling against me. We are going to eat later and then go back to the house for one more night. Tomorrow will be the first night in the new place. Ciao!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tomorrow’s Stuff

Tomorrow is going to be one heck of a day! I have to be at the new place before noon for the Comcast people or person. The appointment is at 12-3pm. We are making progress on the moving of all the boxes and stuff that can be moved in the car, which is good.

So, having said all that about the Comcast people, I will most likely not be online for most of the day tomorrow. I will hop online after it is all set up for a test spin and post quickie update.

There is some of this stuff that will be left here for a bit because we do not know what to do with it yet. I have to finish the bathroom stuff here in a few minutes but wanted to get this post done.

Yesterday, I slept all day and Doug moved stuff because he could not sleep. I was exhausted and I am still. Thursday is the day we move all the heavy furniture in. That will be our first night in the new place as well. At least we will have TV. LOL. The DVDs are over there as well now and a DVD player. So, if something happens we can watch those.

Okay, I gotta run and finish up the bathroom stuff before I forget! Ciao!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pictures and Entry

Just as I promised I have finally uploaded the pictures of the new apartment. It would have been as soon as I took them, but I forgot my stinking USB cord that day. So, here they are. Now keep in mind that these are pre move in pictures.

I have never moved from a house into an apartment before. I now have a greater appreciation for all of those people who lost their houses and had to move into an apartment. We have so much overstock on staple items because here at the house, we had the basement with shelves to store it. So when things like ketchup, BBQ sauce, etc... went on sale we would stock up. Sheesh. I had to turn the linen closet into a pantry because we had so much overstock.

This is very hard to go from big to smaller. It will take a while but we will get everything sorted out. Dinky (our cat) will love this place once she gets used to it. She loves to sun herself and since we are on the eighth floor, we have no shade. So, she will be in kitty heaven. Also she will have so many things to lay on!

It is a very nice place. Once we get stuff moved in, I will take after photos so you can see. I have to run now. Ciao!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Rare Second Entry

It seems that we are both very sore and tired today. So, we only did a little bit. Although we got under the bed cleaned out and moved my nightstand and cleaned behind it. Doug also had two loads taken over to the new place and apparently got a bunch of stuff put away while there.

The cat is freaking out big time. I knew she would but…I feel bad for her, but there is no way to move and not freak her out. So, I think that on Thursday, we are taking her to the new place. If I have to instead of putting her in the bed room like I though, I might put her in the bathroom. It is a pretty large bathroom, so she will be okay and that way there is no set order that things have to come off the truck.

Because you know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Yeah, that is it. I always try to have a Plan B because of the shit happens factor. So that is where we are at. Although I had a small refrigerator that I was going to sell on Craig’s List, but a friend of mine’s mom wants it so I am selling it to her instead. Yay, now I won’t have to mess with Craig’s List, thanks Donna for your great advice on the subject. I appreciated it.

I think that it might be nap time. Ciao!

Saturday Recap

When there is something exciting happening, I can’t seem to sleep well. So, again last night I was up at 4am. I did go back to bed and slept until about 10am though. It was a later start than we wanted to get, but I was tired. Went to Wal-Mart and picked up most of the stuff on my list. There is a Dollar Tree next to Marshalls in the plaza, so Doug went there as well. After that I needed food so we went to a Ram’s Horn type place to eat. ( For my non Michigan friends it would be like a Perkins or Shoney's without the wonderful breakfast bar.) After we ate, we headed to the apartment. I had found a nice can opener, which is just your basic can opener for like $6 at Wal-Mart to get it back to the apartment and have a part missing, so that has to go back.

I just am going to exchange it because I still need an electric can opener and honestly this will do for now. I have so much kitchen stuff it is unreal. I am not sure why I decided I wanted all this stuff. So, now the job is to sort through again as we are putting it away or trying to find a place for it and possibly get rid of some of it. Eventually we are getting a new pan set, but for now I have quite a few that I wanted from here. We replaced the baking pans and such recently, so those we are keeping.

We got a lot done today, but my back is killing me! I did get the kitchen and bathroom cleaned and washed and put away the new glasses I got. Got some of the kitchen stuff put away too. I am so going to need a step ladder! Not a big deal. I also toured the place again and only found a couple of things that may need to be fixed.

Later today, we will do some more, not sure how much because we are both hurting. I did take pictures and I will put them in a slide who for  you all tomorrow sometime. I am glad that I might have Monday and Tuesday off from moving because I might need it for Wednesday and Thursday!! LOL. I think that is about it. Ciao!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Weekend and Why I Hate Comcast

As of last night, we are ‘officially’ moving stuff in to the new place. I am excited but also kind of meh about the whole thing. I think that I have been so ground down from all the ‘no problem you will get in’ to the ‘ you don’t quite qualify to get in here’ stuff on the apartment management’s part. First we were in then we were not. Ugh. It was a rollercoaster ride for almost a month and it wore on my nerves. When we finally heard that we were ‘in’ I was about to start the process of looking for another place. Because we had to have specific geographic locations, it was difficult.

Also, we have a cat, so that was a main thing as well. In Florida, a lot of the apartment complexes have rules concerning pets, I get those. No big deal. You want me to pay a pet deposit, sure no problem, I understand that too. Here in Michigan is the first time I have seen some place want a pet deposit and then tack on between $20-$50 a month extra to the rent. See, that is just wrong I think. You are already getting an extra $200 for the pet deposit, but they have to double dip. As well as a regular security deposit and first and last month rent.  So, those places were out just on the principal of the thing.

Today (later because I am writing this at 4:07am) we are moving more stuff and I am cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom. I saw something today that reminded me of bad 70’s decor. The hallway closet as you come in to the apartment is mirrored. From top to bottom. I kinda had to laugh at that a little bit. I will also begin to put stuff away after I line the shelves and drawers of course. I have a huge Wal-Mart list and dollar store too.

Okay, so you are most likely wondering what that ‘I hate Comcast’ thing is about. I will tell you. When I lived in Florida, we had Comcast for about 3 months. The only reason I got rid of it was because the customer service sucked and they were killing us with fees for this and fees for that. I know that these places are in it to make money, I have no problem with that at all. When I order a $20 pay per view thing, it had better be on. If it is not when I call to complain, I had better get results. I did not. In fact, the person I got a hold of was rude and told me basically I was out of luck. Um, no dude, you are. The next day we got Dish Network. So, because of where we are moving, ATT only does phone I think. So, I am stuck with Comcast. When I was putting the order in for service, I forgot to write down how much I needed to have for the installer ( because they make you pay a $100 equipment fee+ your first month of service). So, I had gone back online and ended up with another person, who was trying to tell me that I needed to have $304.95 for installation. Um, no. I would have remembered a number like that because I would have cancelled my order and went someplace else. Or tried to. I told her that was wrong and could she please look again. I thought it was something like $220, but even to be that seemed crazy.

Actually, it ended up being $235.95 I think for the installation. I still think that is completely insane because ATT came out installed everything and put it on the bill. Not an issue. No money up front. I asked the lady if they did that and she was kind of rude about it. I mean come on, who has an extra $100-$200 laying around. We do, because we had been saving money for this the whole time. So, that is why I hate Comcast. I am hoping that they are better up here than they were in Florida. Ciao!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hopefully It Is All Downhill From Here…

Yesterday we signed the lease to the new apartment and took a quick look at it. Turned the AC on and made a quick tour. It is nice. I will take pictures and post them here possibly tomorrow, well later today.

So, now we are going to start moving boxes and small stuff that will fit in the car. The moving truck is scheduled for Sept. 2nd, so hopefully we will have all the small stuff moved and will only have to move the furniture that day. I am thinking that it will only be 1-2 trips for that anyway. Later I have to do a more intense tour of the place and write down what is wrong with it, so that they can submit work orders to fix it.

This weekend we are cat sitting for a friend. He is headed out of town and while we are moving in we can take care of the cat as well. So it will be a busy and full weekend!! Ciao!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Two –For-One Day

Hi everyone! It is time for another edition of Thankful Thursday. Before I get to that, I wanted to share a bit of an update on the moving thing. It seems like things have gone very quickly since we talked to the people at the place we are moving to. We are going this morning to sign the lease. I am thrilled and kind of scared at the same time. So starting tomorrow we can actually start moving all our junk in. We got moving truck reserved already. Actually did it yesterday. I am hoping that with my plan of moving everything that we possibly can with the car, that we will only be left with some of the furniture, which will be only one to two trips.

The cat is another hurdle all together. I am thinking that the bed room stuff needs to be either the first stuff off the truck on September 2nd or the last stuff. My plan is to put the cat in the bed room with her litter box, food, and water and close the doors so she can not run out as we are moving the other stuff in. If the bed room furniture is the first thing off the truck, we can put that in the room and then put her in there. If it is the last to be taken off the truck, once it is in the house we can close the door and let her out of the room and put the furniture in.

The power and the cable/Internet/phone all will be done on Sept.1. Remind me that next time we move to not think that I can move and do school at the same time, cause this sucks…. Okay, on to Thankful Thursday!

As usual you can play along in the comments or in an entry of  your own…

  1. I am thankful for the ability and money to be able to move.
  2. I am thankful for my sanity, or what little there is left of it at this point.
  3. I am thankful that I actually thought all this stuff out.
  4. I am thankful that we will have help moving the heavy stuff
  5. And of course I am thankful to God for making this all possible!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

HI everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes! As usual you can play along in the comments or in your own entry. You know what to do if you do your own entry, right?!?

  1. I wish that my summer shows were not ending. Although my fall shows will be back soon and I am thrilled!
  2. I wish this moving thing was over.
  3. I wish that my MP3 player held more music. I know I can buy a new one and I most likely will have to soon, but then I have to add something like 2,069 songs to the new one…
  4. I wish that I could speak Italian. Actually, I am hoping to learn one day
  5. I wish that I could take the pain of losing a pet away from a friend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday’s Ramblings

Yesterday I got some possibly good news. The place where we are moving to might let us start moving in on Sunday. Yes, this Sunday. As I have said, I am not totally positive that this will happen, but it is possible.

I have been having massive bouts of insomnia lately and it is not fun at all. I am so tired. Hopefully, I will be able to sleep today. I slept a couple of hours yesterday, just not enough.

Good news is that I found my MP3 player again. I actually never lost it considering I sort of knew where it was, I just did not want to move the couch to get it. But I did on Saturday I think. It was right where I thought it was! Love it when that happens!

I had to update the subscriptions on it and charge the darn thing as well. That is what I get for letting it sit there for a few months. LOL. So, now I am really loving having this back in my possession again.

Tonight is dinner at Trina’s as usual and as usual I am so looking forward to it! We went last Friday because they were having Dream Cruise( if you live in Michigan, you know what I am talking about. They televised it here. Yeah, I know….) specials and they were great! If you want to know what the Dream Cruise is , try Googling it. If you still don’t get it, you can ask and I will do my best to explain it to you. Well, I am going to go for now. Ciao!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Not a Rest Day

As you all know, we are moving soon. Um, 8 days from now actually! OMG! Okay, panic attack over, I think. I got an email from DTE ( Electric company) and the electric is all set to be on when we start moving in. So, I am all set as far as things that need to be turned on and such. I am however still looking for those packing fairies though. Of course, they are no where to be found!!

We are happy about moving but it is also creating stress as well because there is still much to do and it seems as if not enough time. I will be happy when all this is over.

I do have a headache today and I am working at a disadvantage. Ugh. Well I am off to do other things!! Ciao!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Busy Saturday Ahead

*Cue the Jefferson’s theme music, We’re movin’ on up….* As some of you no doubt already know because we are friends on Face book,  Doug and I got the apartment that we wanted and will be moving as of September 1st. We are both excited and looking forward to it at the same time.

I have already set up the phone/Internet/cable installation time for Sept.1st. I also have already contacted the electric company to change the power over on that date as well. We need to finish packing as well between now and then. We are pretty much close to done because we have been doing it little by little bit.

We have been methodically cleaning out and tossing stuff that we do not need for a while now. We have also donated a ton of stuff as well. As of yesterday morning it was not looking like we were going to be able to get into the place we wanted, so I was gearing up for another round of searching for a place to live. Honestly, it was difficult enough the first place I did not want to have to do it again.

We went to talk to the people at this place and they told him to call them back later yesterday. He wanted to put it off until Monday, but there was no way I was allowing that! I was talking with the cable people for a long time, so long I actually got a headache from it. Ugh. So, now the worrying is over and we can enjoy. Not that I actually enjoy moving. I don’t. I have done it so much in Florida, that honestly if I have to EVER do it again it will be too soon. So, here I am moving again. Hopefully for the last time for a while anyway.

Now, comes the changing of the addresses and phone numbers with everyone. Ugh. Oh well, I am moving ya’all… Yay!! Ciao!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Random Friday

I am not sure if you all know how I got my start blogging or not. I have been blogging for a while now, on and off. A while back, I was on AOL and they have had journals. Compared to the blog I have now, it seems so simple and it was. I think that was what I liked about it. Anyway, I got my blogging start there.

The reason that I am talking about this is that tomorrow is J-Land’s birthday. Now, admittedly J-Land had it’s own brand of controversy and trolls. All of that withstanding, I met some really awesome people there. Some who I am still friends with today. The ad controversy stands out in my mind. It seems so long ago. I miss those days.

So, Happy birthday J-land!! You may see some more of these posts around this weekend, stop in and see who remembers what. Ciao!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!! Welcome to this week’s edition of Thankful Thursday. As usual you are invited to play along in the comments or in your own entry, just come back and leave me the link so I can read! Okay, on to the thankfuls for this week.

  1. I am thankful for my health. I have been very sick in the past, so I am always thankful when I am healthy.
  2. I am thankful for my kids. I love them with all my heart, even though sometimes I do not agree with what they do or did.
  3. I am thankful for the soldiers that I have adopted. I have learned so much about being appreciative from them and I have also learned about being humble from them. I love all of you!
  4. I am thankful to my friends. You guys never cease to amaze me everyday with your wit, humor, and compassion.
  5. I am thankful for my cat, Dinky. She loves me no matter what and cuddles with me when I need her the most.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes. As usual you can play along in the comments or in an entry of your own, if you do an entry, please leave a link here so I can visit! Okay, on to the wishes for this week….

  1. I really wish that my daughter had not gotten ISS the second week of school. It is done and over with, so there is not much I can do about it, but I still wish anyway.
  2. I wish that all the packing was already done or since it is not, that I had someone to do it for me! Just kidding. It is almost finished I think.
  3. I sometimes wish that I did not have all these scars on my heart. Again, it is done, so I have no control over it. Just sayin’.
  4. I wish that my teacher who is pregnant would not have so many problems.
  5. I wish sometimes that I understood people more.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy Tuesday

I have had a crazy Tuesday morning already! First, I had forgotten that I had a paper due today. In a class where I had already skipped a paper, so I could not just not do this one. Ugh. It was so freaking boring too! Not exactly the first thing I want to do at 3am! But I did get it finished and turned in. Not exactly sure how well I did on it, but it is done.

Today is my usual dinner at Trina’s which I am so looking forward to! I love it there. Not sure what I am getting yet, but I know it will be good.

So, since today is the end of my week at school, I am done there for the day unless I want to answer some discussion posts later, which I might do. It is nice to know that all my stuff is done for today.

I am still loving the hair cut. It is so nice and cool when it is still very hot outside! And it is so easy to deal with. I have missed having easy to deal with hair. I am not the type that can stand and ‘do’ my hair. I love if I can get away with only brushing it and it looks good. Which is what I have now.

I think that this is it for now. Ciao!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mondays Should Not Happen…

Just sayin’. The weekend was pretty good, I guess. We did not do much other than do some errands and I got a hair cut. The pictures of the after are here. We went to see Doug’s cousin last night because I had a book he wanted to borrow and to give him a few other things. I had warned him about my hair because Doug was all about him seeing me after I got it cut. Mainly because I apparently look like an ex-girlfriend of his and I did not really want to upset him.

I did however tell him not to tell Doug that I warned him though. Yesterday Doug had to get up at 5am to go to a work related meeting and sadly I had woke up too. Ugh! So, I was extremely tired last night and went to bed at 9:30ish. He woke me when he went to work this morning. I am still tired, but I will sleep later.

I like my new hair style, but I am used to my hair being long and now it is not. So I am having difficulty with the hair in the face thing. I have a couple of barrettes that I need to find though. I had gotten rid of all the hair rubber bands when my hair got longer because it is very thick and they do not make those rubber bands like they used to! They would break when I was trying to put them around my hair, so I switched totally to scrunchies. Which do not work now because my hair is too short. I am thinking of keeping it like this for a while. It is so easy to deal with now.

Well, I think that is about it. Ciao!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hair Cut and Cat Pictures, Plus Other Stuff

Yesterday we left the house for a while to run a few errands. Actually had plans to see a couple of movies but we were both tired in the end and did not get there. We both did get haircuts yesterday though. Great Clips was and still is until today running a special for hair cuts of $6.99. Since Doug’s boss had said something about his hair he needed to get a hair cut. I after much debate got one too. Now, honestly I needed one bad. There was some stuff going on with my hair that I was ignoring and it was only getting worse. So I finally decided that I needed to get it fixed.

The lady who cut my  hair was great and totally cool. She was so patient with me. My hair is so thick and when it has not been cut in a long time it gets kind of messy! So, here is the new hair style.. What do you think?


Dinky was ready for her close up this morning too!She always poses when I have my camera in my hand. Although most of the time it is not to actually take a picture. LOL. This morning she meowed at me to get me to take her picture because I took my own. So, here is the new picture of her….


Is she not cute? I love my new hair style although Doug is having to get used to it! I am too as well. So much hair is gone now. It is like 15 pounds lighter! So, that was our weekend, how was yours? Ciao!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday! As usual if you want to play along you can in the comments or in your own entry.

  1. I am thankful for God, because with out Him I would not have this life I have.
  2. I am thankful for my children. They make me think.
  3. I am thankful for my friends online and off. You guys ROCK!!
  4. I am thankful for being able to love.
  5. I am thankful for being able to be there for others who need me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes. As usual, if you want to play along you can in either the comments or in an entry of your own. If you do an entry of your own, please let me know so I can read it.

  1. I wish my kids the very best this year in school. ( They started on August 9th)
  2. I wish that I had slept more on Monday. But seeing how that is in the past and I can not change that, oh well!
  3. I wish that all of this moving stuff would be over already!
  4. I wish that I had not skipped a paper in one of my classes
  5. I wish that I could wish my brother a happy birthday. But since he is not speaking to me because of his wife….

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesdays Aren’t So Bad…. Maybe

The entry I wrote on Saturday, which you can find here was about how I reconnected with someone on Face Book that I never thought I would ever see again. Well, so far it has not blown up in my face, which is a good thing.

Some of my connections via Face Book have not always worked out for the best. In fact, some have been really, really horribly bad. I guess that is how life is though. Of course there are some people that are on Face Book that I do not want to connect with and I have not. Most likely will not.

Today is dinner at Trina’s which I look forward to all week long! Yesterday was a horrible day for sleep. Ugh. We went to bed at a normal time yesterday morning but neither of us could sleep of course, so we got up. I think that I fell asleep in my chair at like 3pm. Went back to bed at like 8:30pm because we both were dead and got up at like 12:30am. Today I know I will sleep normally.

I mailed a letter out to my adopted soldier yesterday. I got a letter from him on Saturday and was so happy! This morning at 6:45 From Russia With Love is on, it is one of my favorite Bond movies. I am so psyched! I actually own them all, so technically I could watch them any time I want…

Well, think I am gonna run. Ciao!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mondays Blow

No really, they do. Seriously. Who on Earth invented them anyway? I have a seminar tonight which is not a big deal. A couple of responses to the discussion questions later. I am so tired right now.

I got my purple tower thing cleaned out this morning. Most of it I threw away because it was old papers and empty boxes and stuff. Have no idea why I kept that stuff. I mean really. Why? Most of my books are boxed up. Still a couple more boxes I think. All the movies need to be packed yet. I still need to do my nightstand drawer, which I might do tonight maybe. I need to put my Wii in a box as well. One of the very last things I am going to deal with is the desk top computer.

My laptop is not a big deal, I just put that in my back pack and go. Not sure how I actually lived without this thing. Seriously. I never realized just how great a lap top is. It allows me to travel while going to school and it will allow me to continue without missing class while we are moving as well.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s dinner. Seeing Trina. I love seeing her and talking to her. She is so sweet! I was so tired last night, I went to bed at like 8:30pm or so. Slept until about 2am. I am still tired because of the insomnia I had over the weekend. I know that most people would take a sleeping aid, the problem with that is when I take even half of the dosage, I sleep for 12 or more hours. Ugh. I try to stay away from that kind of stuff unless really, really, needed. Like so much pain I can not stand it and will gnaw off what ever hurts. Well, I am going to run. Ciao!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

On Saturday I got a letter from my adopted soldier. I was thrilled to get a letter! So, within the next couple of days I have to write him back and get it in the mail. I am still working on a box to send to him and will most likely wait until after we have moved to send it off.

School is going well. Had a couple of discussion questions to do today. This week there are no papers due which is nice! So, I only have a seminar on Monday to deal with.

This morning we went to a brunch that is $10 and near the house. It is always good and it was today. I enjoyed it a lot! It was nice.

Well, I think that I am done with this update… Ciao!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Face Book Revisited

In the past, I am sure I have written about how sometimes it is very surreal being on Face book and ‘bumping’ into people from my past. Sometimes, it works out well and it is nice to reconnect, others not so much.

Well, yesterday was another surreal moment in my life. I bumped into someone I never thought that I would be seeing, let alone talking to again. Ever. Once we were as close as two people could be. I shared my pain and secrets with this person and I was fairly certain that those things would not be used against me.

The person of which I speak has seen me at my very worst and at what was my best for that time. Now, he is back in my life if only on Face book. We talked about the past and the present. It was eerie how it did not seem all that long ago when in reality it had been ten years at least. See, I had to let go of this person and move on because holding on would have meant a life of pain and heart break.

Letting go was the hardest thing I ever had to do but I knew that I had to do it for me. So, I let go and moved on. Of course this person crossed my mind on occasion. I always wondered what ever became of them and honestly I never actually thought that I would find out.

Things are different now for both of us and maybe we can be friends. It is nice to see them again and to talk to them. I have missed them very much some days. Wondering if I did the right thing or not. I know that I have. Ciao!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Random Friday

This week has spun out of control for me. It was supposed to be a week where I catch up on all the sleep I lost last week due to insomnia. I have been catching up somewhat this week, which has been nice. Still catching up really.

I have not heard anymore news on my ex’s dad, which I am taking to be good news. I am sure if something had happened that he would have called me by now.

School is going well. I am in my fifth week of these classes, so I am at the midpoint of the term. After my classes are over, I get a week to relax and then I am back in school. I actually am really coming to love these week breaks in between classes because honestly they really help. At Phoenix, I did not get that and it was hard sometimes finishing a class and moving right into another one. Almost like you can’t stop to take a breath or anything. Just go, go , go…

My kids start school August 9th. When I went to school, we ended in June and started in September. Not sure when this May- August stuff happened! They are wishing for more summer and I can not say that I blame them one bit! I tried explaining and as adults we don’t get summers off. So, enjoy it while you can!!

Well, I think that this is it for now. Ciao!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An Update

I spoke with my ex today and it seems that last night after he left the hospital his dad took a turn for the better. He is still in ICU, but is asking for food and coffee. He also is wanting to go home, which is great!

The doctors are still cautious because he had a heart attack the other day and they are concerned that he could have another one at any time. I am so grateful for you guys who have left me comments. Thank you so much!

I am not sure if he has spoken to the kids, but I spoke to my son today and he seems to know what is going on. Although he will be 15 soon, so I think that he can figure it out for himself.

I am so happy that he as of right now seems to be getting better because I have been praying. Right now, I can not emotionally handle another death. Hopefully he will get better and be able to go home soon!! I am not doing Wednesday Wishes today, I might do them on Random Friday instead this week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Similar Story

I got a call last night from my ex, John who is in Florida with our kids. I had not mentioned it before but a few days ago we traded heated emails because I was trying to do the right thing and tell him about the fact that we are eventually moving. He sent me some not so nice emails on the subject which led me to block his email and block him on Face book.

As I have said, he called me last night because that was the last open line of communication left to him. His dad is in the hospital dying as I write this. Most of you know that recently Doug’s dad died too. I spoke with him and he told me that the kids did not know. I mentioned that I asked my daughter Katie how he was and was told he was fine. Not the case.

I told him that he needed to speak with the kids ASAP because they need to be ready for what  happens next and not be blind sided by it. I am not sure if he did that or not. He did apologize for those emails and under the circumstances, I unblocked his email.

I have had a relationship with this man for over 10 years now, some of the time it was good, some  not so good. I am worried about how my kids will deal with this. I am kind of worried about how John will deal with this. Honestly, I am not sure how I feel.

To be smacked upside the head with this now, is to be honest, kind of hard. While we had our differences, and there were many, I did respect the man. He had serious health problems since I have known him. I am sad, but I am not sure what else I am feeling. He is a big part of my kids’ life. Many times he helped us out when we needed it. In the end, he was not so nice to me, but he will have to make his peace with that, I already have.

John and I have had our problems as well, lately those not so nice emails come to mind, but I would never wish this on my worst enemy. I am sending prayers to my almost father in law, because I do not want him to suffer any more than he has to at this point. God be with you, Jerry.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday, Not Funday

Gosh, remember that song, Manic Monday by the Bangles?!?! I sure do and when it came out, I think that I was in middle school or almost in middle school. I did not really have an appreciation for that song until I was an adult and could understand what they were talking about!

I am taking a blog break from writing a paper on child and adolescent psychology. Not really a difficult or long paper, but I do have a headache coming on. Ugh. I already took some ibuprofen to head it off so it does not get to be a migraine. Those so suck and I know that I am due for a doozy soon, hopefully this is not it.

Wow, August already!!! Seems like it was just May. My kids go back to school on August 9th. They are so not looking forward to that. I have connected with my daughter on Face book, which is cool. It is nice to be able to talk more frequently now. I need to find out what my son wants for his birthday, which is coming up soon!

I got a coupon for a free smoothie or frappe from Micky D’s. So, this morning I am trying the mixed berry smoothie. I am hoping that I like it, I can not justify spending $2.29 for a small one. I actually have two coupons, so maybe I will try the strawberry banana too. They do have really great sweet tea though and it is only $1 for a large all the time. I live on that stuff!! LOL. Okay, not really.

Well, I am thinking that blog break is over and time to finish this stinkin’ paper! Ciao!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Round Up

Since I have not written a word this weekend, I thought I would do a quick Sunday round up to catch ya all up.

On Friday, we ran some errands and went to visit cousin Michael again to drop off some books he might have wanted. Had a wonderful visit and chat. We then went to Wendy’s for a quick snack, because I was starving! Friday night we went out to dinner with Becky and Mark, had a fabulous time! The food was wonderful and the company even better.

Saturday, I cleaned out a bunch of boxes of books and cookbooks. Packed a bunch of Doug’s shot glasses, he has so many of them and they have to each be wrapped in newspaper. I still have more of those to do sometime this week. I have some more boxes of books to get to, basically I have them boxed in Avon boxes, and I am moving them into banana boxes because I can put more into the banana boxes. I did not realize that I had so many books!

Sunday (today), we had to run a couple of errands and go to Meijer. It was not busy and I looked at the dishes there, but did not really see anything that I fell in love with. So, still looking. Still looking for a table and chairs too, going to look on Ebay soon I think.

Hope ya all had a great weekend!! Ciao!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday. As usual if you want to play along you can in the comments or in an entry of your own. Don’t forget to drop the link here so I can read!

  1. I am thankful for my daughter. Although we don’t always see eye to eye on things and sometimes she has the wrong idea, I still love her and think of her everyday!
  2. I am thankful for my son as well.
  3. I am thankful for God, because without Him I could not do any of this!
  4. I am thankful for Doug, who has been my rock lately.
  5. I am thankful for school, because it keeps my mind occupied and not dwelling on things lately.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes. As always you can play along in the comments or in your own entry, if  you do your own entry please drop your link here so I can read yours. Okay, here we go!

  1. I sometimes wish that I was more of a ‘normal’ person. Although since I have been studying psychology, normal is a relative term. Maybe mainstream is a better term.
  2. I wish that I did not crave comfort food so much. My comfort food is pizza and peanut butter.
  3. I wish that my migraine will go away soon! There is a line of bad storms coming through so I am thinking that won’t happen until after.
  4. I wish that my cat did not have such sharp claws. It might be time to take her to get them cut. I can not do it.
  5. I wish that I could sleep more today. Maybe later though!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday is Here!

My life has been so different since the funeral. Today is the end of my week at school and I have procrastinated something horrible this week, so now I am stuck with a lot of work to get done in both my classes. Ugh. I need to really fight the urge to let things slide until tomorrow.

Good thing that I have no papers due this week though. I have not been sleeping well and that really takes a toll on me as well. Tonight is dinner at Trina’s which I am looking forward to. Maybe dinner on Friday with Becky at IHOP or someplace kinda cheap like that. I am not sure yet. It will be great to see her and Mark again. I also need to make sure that I take her book and bag to her! What ya wanna bet I forget one or both of those things?!?

The other day I cleaned out my 6 drawer cart I have here in the computer room and I never knew I had so much junk in that thing! I also cleaned off the book shelf near the computer as well and a lot of stuff went into the garbage there too.

I still have Avon stuff from when I sold Avon, both product and all the other crap that comes with it. I need to get rid of some of that stuff too. The weekends seem to fly by and I have no idea where they go to. ::sigh:: Well, this is about it for my blogging break…. Ciao!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mondays Suck

I know I am being redundant. I know that we all know that Mondays suck. This weekend was okay. We did some stuff yesterday and went to visit a cousin for a little while as well. It was nice to get out of the house, although it was HOT!

I have had issues sleeping this past weekend. I am subject to occasional bouts of insomnia and this weekend was a doozy! So, of course I am starting Monday tired. I am going back to bed when Doug gets home later anyway, so maybe it won’t be that bad today.

As I have said, I got my book on Friday finally. It weighs about 5 pounds, so if I swing it pretty hard I am fairly certain I could possible kill someone with it. If not kill then seriously hurt, it is that heavy.

I got to talk to my friend Josh this weekend and he will be in Michigan sometime this week. I am not sure if I will get to see him or not right now, but it would be nice to. I have not seen him since last year. I think that this is it for now. Ciao!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Update on Said Book and Everything Else

The book got here yesterday finally! Although this thing is huge and I could use it to kill someone it is that heavy, I am happy to have it in my hot little hands now. I feel so much better. Now, I don’t have to get all stabby on someone and get mean. Yay!

I went to see Trina last night and heard about her camping adventures. The air mattress worked out well for her, which I am glad. So glad that we could help! She had a great time with her family and that was all that mattered.

Sleep has been elusive lately. So, I am tired again, but not feeling any worse than before, so that is good news. It is supposed to be icky here in Michigan this weekend, which is fine I had nothing planned anyway. LOL.

Maybe later I will go through my cookbooks and see what I have. Most of them I got from Sandy, which is cool. Maybe try and get them all together because right now they are everywhere! I updated my Amazon wish list. New books and some more shows I watch. I actually think that I have about 104 things on it now. Most of it books. Go figure. LOL. Gotta run and eat something. Ciao!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Random Thoughts

Usually because by the time I get to Friday, I only have random thoughts left in my head from the week. I use this kind of an entry to actually get them out of my head. Sorry if it makes no sense to  you all.

An update on my book, I got an email yesterday as well as an voicemail from who I am going to assume ( yeah, I know what happens when I assume) was my academic counselor. Seeing as I have never heard from said academic counselor before, I actually do not know if she is mine or not. Anyway, the email said that it was Next Day Air shipped to me, so that means that I should have it today, finally! Talking to my enrollment guy about this situation for the last technically 4 weeks, but only 3 weeks of class he found out that they shipped said book to someone else who was not in my degree program. Wish I could have been there that day when she got my book. Cause I think he said she was in like medical office billing or something like that.

The voice mail that Doug listened to and told me about was the woman I think is my academic lady. She said it was next day air shipped and I should have it Saturday. Now, I am not a genius or anything but I know that if something is next day air shipped, and it ships on Thursday, it means that who ever (in this case me) will get the item on Friday, not Saturday. Seriously thinking about buying this lady a calendar for Christmas. She also had the nerve to tell me that the first three units of the book are online.

Okay, first of all, I am in the third week of class with no book. Which means, that after this week I have no more online book. Now, had she contacted me a week ago when she was supposed to she would know this and know the reason that we are all freaking out about this.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Kaplan. I really do. I understand that shit happens from time to time. I get that. I am thinking that this lady needs a bit more training though. Seriously. Luckily for me, I have the best enrollment guy on the planet and he really helps me with stuff. He has been so awesome!

I am feeling kind of better today. I think that all the extra sleep is doing me good. I was watching From Russia With Love last night. I fell asleep watching it and woke up at like 10:15pm because the cat jumped on me. Which as it turns out is a good thing in this case. I went to bed. Slept a little extra.

I think that we are going to see my sister from another mister, Trina tonight. I have missed her! Well, and I want to hear all about her outdoor adventures. LOL. I gotta run, I have a couple hours of TV to catch up on. ( Burn Notice and Royal Pains). Ciao!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! I am sorry that I am late with the Thankful Thursday entry. Time got away from me this morning and I did not realize until I logged into Blogger that it was not done. So, having said that, as usual with this entry, you can play along in the comments or do your own entry. Please send me the link if you do your own entry so I can read it! Here we go!

  1. I am thankful that I am not much sicker than I actually am. While I am rather miserable, it would be and could be worse.
  2. I am thankful for my ability to read and write ( Thanking all those teachers out there!)
  3. I am thankful that I am ever changing and who I am today will not be who I am tomorrow.
  4. I am thankful for Doug.
  5. I am thankful that we have food to eat and that we are warm and dry. Make that cool and dry cause it is hot out there!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi all, welcome to another edition of Wednesday Wishes! As usual you are all invited to play along in the comment section or create a post of your own. If you do a post, please send me the link so that I can read and comment! Okay, so here we go!

  1. I wish that I was not still sick. Although I have to admit that I am not getting worse, so that is a good thing!
  2. I wish that I would get my stupid book already for school! Three weeks into the class already and I still do not have it.
  3. I wish that food tasted normal when I am sick.
  4. I wish that my friend Roberta less stress
  5. I wish that I could relax more.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random Tuesday

I am rather hit or miss with my entries this week, mainly because I am still a hacking, sniffling mess and would rather sleep. I have been doing a fair amount of sleeping and sucking on vitamin C drops as well. The good news is that I am not getting worse and I attribute that to my asthma inhalers. Thank God for those! I am not sure how I managed to be sick the whole winter without them honestly.

Caught up with school work finally, I have a paper to write on research designs. Yeah sounds like a barrel of laughs, right?!? NOT! It won’t be too bad I don’t think because my teacher was nice enough to make a template for the paper for us, so basically I have to just put the information in it. Yay! I am all for easier.

Not going to the usual place for dinner tonight because my favorite waitress and sister is on vacation, lucky bitch. She is off camping with her family. We lent her our air mattress so that she would not have to sleep on the ground. See, I can be nice to people I actually like. Hehe.

Oh you know those kind of people who always bend over backwards to pat themselves on the back about something? Well, it seems that there are three of them in my research methods I class. Let me explain a bit… We were talking about research biases. These three Musketeers were bending over backwards to point out that because their families are so diverse that they could not possibly be biased. So, you all know me, I pointed out that EVERYONE has biases of some kind. Oh no! They are so open minded and accepting. Gah! Yeah, I have found that the people who talk about being accepting and open minded are the least of those traits. It was a long seminar tonight because of that trio. ::sigh::

Other than that, I am still standing for the most part upright. The book thing is still not settled for my other class. OMG, I am going to stab someone soon if I don’t get my book, we are headed into the third week of class and I have not heard anything about this text book except that it is back ordered. Seriously, I am so over this. Well, gotta run… Looking for some things online. Ciao!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Today is Justin’s welcome home party that we were invited to months ago. I am looking forward to it, because most of my readers know that I am a HUGE supporter of the military here, he is back from another tour in Iraq, so truly something to celebrate!

I only wish that I felt better than I do, but I made a promise and I will keep that promise. I am going to be there. Hopefully not for a long time because I am still not feeling well. I have developed a nice hacking cough now. Ugh. I am using the asthma inhalers and they are helping but I do not want to be sick!

Ed ( my adopted soldier) and I have talked on Facebook finally! I was starting to worry about him. He is fine and well, which is good. I was speaking to his wife the other morning, she sent me a message thanking me for adopting him and telling me how much it means to him.

Trust me, it means more to me! I am glad that I could do this for him. He is a sweet guy. I am still working on a care package for him though. I do need to write another letter for him though and soon. I will put that on my to do list for next week.

School is okay. Being sick sucks with that too. Well, I need to actually go and finish a discussion question for a class. Ciao!

Friday, July 16, 2010

TV Recap

There are a number of new ‘summer’ shows out there and I decided that I would talk about those that I decided to watch this summer. So let’s begin!

1. Rizzoli & Isles: Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander play the two main characters. This is a cop/medical examiner show and for those of you who are huge NCIS fans, yes Sasha Alexander was Kate on NCIS. I loved the pilot episode of this series, but I need to watch a couple more before I can say if I loved it or not.

2. Memphis Beat: Jason Lee ( From My Name is Earl) is the lead in this cop show set in Memphis. I was kind of worried that I would not be able to separate Jason Lee from his other show. Although I have never seen Earl, I had heard of it and I have to say that I really like Memphis Beat  a lot. It has wonderful Southern flair.

3. Covert Affairs: Piper Perabo ( Yes from Coyote Ugly) plays a CIA trainee and is pulled from training early because of her language skills. Her sister is played by the woman who was on House( Bitch). It is a fun show and I enjoyed the pilot episode but I need to see more before I commit to this one as well.

As usual, Burn Notice, White Collar, Royal Pains, The Closer, and Leverage are all back for summer seasons. I am glad because on network TV they are all running repeats until the Fall season starts! Hope you enjoyed and will check some of these out yourself! Ciao!