Wednesday, February 28, 2007

R.I.P. Bailey

(My girlfriend's Lab, Bailey. He recently had surgery to remove a cancerous spleen and seemed fine but then took a turn downhill the night before last and declined rapidly. The cancer came back. Bailey was a sweet soul who came everywhere we went.)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Play with Me-Me

I got this from Os and decided to play. Answer each question with 3 words only. Not 2, not 4!

1. Where is your cell phone? on kitchen counter
2. Boyfriend/girlfriend? only a boyfriend
3. Hair? bed head morning
4. Your mother? fun but difficult
5. Your father? funnier with age
6. Your favorite item(s)? Computer, cd's, camera
7. Your dream last night? Didn't dream-slept
8. Your favorite drink? martinis with friends
9. Your dream guy/girl? Misplaced that person
10. The room you are in? Warm and comfortable
11. Your fear? Life without 9
12. What do you want to be in 10 years? Happy and healthy
13. Who did you hang out with last night? Family and friends
14. What are you not? Motivated this morning
15. Are you in love? Difficult to answer
16. One of your wish list items? Travel to Italy
17. What time is it? early in morning
18. The last thing you did? Fed my cats
19. What are you wearing? PJ's, robe, slippers
20. Your favorite book? Don't have favorite
21. The last thing you ate? Shrimp, Grits, Salad
22. Your life? Not too shabby
23. Your mood? Tired and hungry
24. Your friends? Linda and Sue
25. What are you thinking about right now? Whats for breakfast?
26. Your car? older model Buick
27. What are you doing at this moment? Squinting and typing
28. Your summer? Paradise Island trip
29. Your relationship status? Comfortable and stable
30. What is on your TV screen? Dust, turned off
31. When is the last time you laughed? Last night's story
32. Last time you cried? Cried with laughter
33. School? Glad I'm out

Post your own answers on your own blog and comment to me that you've played!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The dog ate my paper HNT

I don't have an HNT photo this week - busy-ness has gotten the best of me. I took my daughter and her two girlfriends to Providence on Tuesday shopping and ice skating. The above photo is the ice skating rink in the foreground and the Biltmore Hotel in the background. It was a beautiful, warm day and the girls had fun. This was part of the birthday celebration and what she chose to do with a couple of her friends.

Have a wonderful HNT!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

TMI Tuesday

This was a hard one....

1. Be famous now & forgotten after you die or forgotten now & famous after you die, forever? & Why?
Be famous after I a distinguished artist...the value of their paintings go up and they're admired forever! one knows me now so I figure I'll be ahead of the game!

2. Give blood or read Hamlet? & Why?
Read Halmet. Why? Because I never have and I have given blood.

3. Be extravagantly rich, but hated by others or be well loved and admired, but dirt poor? & Why?
I think I wouldn't mind be rich and hated. I'm already loved and poor so I'd like to try the other shoe on.

4. Be imprisoned for the rest of your life or kill someone? & Why?
I guess I'd have to be imprisoned for obvious reasons. But I'd be the person to make an impact on the other prisoners.

5. Fight Mike Tyson or talk like him? & Why?
Talk like Mike Tyson because I really don't want to get my a$$ kicked and my ear bitten off.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

HNT - post Valentine's

Happy HNT!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dear Valentine....

....pick me!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Lost Love

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Mood I'm In...

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

Green Day

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Shower Cleavage

Happy HNT!

Day off #2: Things that humor me...

...on days off that I wouldn't normally experience:

Mitch (my cat) hanging in the toilet ??? He really thinks he's a dog!

Martha Stewart has the Orange County motorcycle guys on today making cookies for Valentine's Day :) cute

The story about the astronaut girl who drove 900 miles in a jealous rage, wore Depends so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom ?!?!?! (wouldn't she have to stop for gas?) and then violated the woman who was moving in on her lover. Not to mention that she's separated from her husband and has been married 19 years. See what love does to you? Read more about the story here: Crazy Woman

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Pinched Nerve and Driver's Permit

I took the day off from work to relax. I've been fighting off something since last Friday. I've got that deep down sexy voice, without even trying.

Stay home and relax? I dropped my daughter and the neighbor off at school at 7 a.m., then went to Stop'N'Shop. Then home, showered, and drove to the optometrist to get my glasses fixed. On the way home I stopped at Bed Bath and Beyond for one thing. $100 later, I'm cleaning my bathroom and hanging new curtains and a shower curtain. Then home, ate lunch and before ya know it I had to pick the kid up from school.

Now I'm feeling neck pain as we head off to the DMV to get our driver's permit! Not so bad, except how many friends did she see there all doing the same thing? And in between the giggling and nervousness there was anxiety and testing. I'm feeling a little annoyed because the kids take for granted how much it cost to insure them now and they talk about getting brand new cars. Which made me reflect back to when I was 16. First of all my mother wouldn't let me get my license until I was 17...just because. I had a job and worked quite a lot but my parents would never let me take their car and complained as much about dropping me off and picking me up. So when I was 17 I went and bought myself a brand new Toyota Corolla with my money. I made a substantial deposit and had monthly payments and paid for the insurance myself. These kids don't think like that! I remember getting grief from my parents that I went to buy myself a car with my own money! I did it out of desperation because they were so strict with letting me take the car.

Then as we're at the DMV and I'm checking off the box that says I will teach her at home to drive she announces she's going to take driver's ed through the school or the local driving school. However, I've been asking her since before Christmas to get the info and she hasn't done it. Come to find out while at the DMV, it's about $400 to do it that way, BUT you get a supposed discount on the insurance. I can't imagine the discount is enough to worry about. I highly doubt you make your money back while you're stilling paying for them! BUT the benefit of doing it through the school or driver's ed is that you get your license 2 months earlier. I see why the chillin's would want their parents to pay $400+ to do it this way.

Anyway, I didn't rest today and feel like I need tomorrow off BUT I will go in and leave early. It should be an easy week as we've been planning a big meeting at work which is now this week so most people are in Las Vegas at the meeting.

When did my baby grow up before my eyes? I let her drive home from the DMV and had the death grip the whole way home. Oh, she did alright but I wasn't in the right frame of mind. I think I'm going to put a heating pad on my neck for the rest of the evening.

I worry now that life is getting more complicated and expensive and that I won't be able to provide for her in the way that she'd like. I think it will be a reality check. Up until now I've always been able to give her everything she's wanted and/or needed.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sweet 16

My baby turns Sweet 16 on Monday. Tomorrow the family and a few of her friends are coming over for a party. She will be at Religion class from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. When she comes home we'll surprise her. She's at another girl's Sweet 16 Birthday Party tonight. While she is there I am cooking and cleaning. I'm making sausage and peppers right now but I also have pasta and meatballs, chicken parm, salad, antipasto. I love to cook for large crowds and plan menus and parties. Should be fun. She had a nice day today as well. She and her two girlfriends went to lunch with her dad. And then I took them shopping. I'll post photos tomorrow evening. Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Morning HNT

I can't brush my teeth in the morning without Mr. Whiskersons (not his real name) getting all in my face.

Happy HNT everyone!

Oh yeah, and blogger sux...won't let ya do sh!t.