Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Have yourself some fun. Yipee! Thanks Mary! do I do a banner?

when it rains it pours

Bad day yesterday. The week of the crazy work meetings, after my cousins passing, I was feeling the need for a bit of retail therapy but on my way (long story short) I was rear-ended.
I dropped my car off this past Sunday to have the bumper repaired. So I've been driving my husbands car. He loves his car. Spends WAY too much money in what you could call upgrades.
1 being wheels/rims. Well yesterday I scratched up the passenger rear rim pretty darn good($$$).

I got sweaty with a racing heart just thinking about having to tell him what I had done. So I thought I'd take it to the shop that has my car to see if they could minimize how bad it looked before he saw a speeding ticket ($$$). All to find out they couldn't help. But they gave me the name and number of a guy who does this sort of repair. I call to find out he is in Maryland & only comes to town once a week. I ask if he has an email so I can take some pictures & email them to him to see if he can even help me (the rims have been discontinued so I can't replace it) I go to download my pics & my computer won't run ($$$).

I pray today will stop the madness.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

so much to do

I had one of those weekend where you don't feel like you had a weekend at all. I hate that. I feel like I haven't been getting anything done lately, which I also hate. My house is a hot mess! I have projects that need finishing, and still others that need started & finished. But the work and personal part of my life has been so busy that I'm beat & don't have the energy to do the fun stuff. One thing I REALLY want to finish up is some furniture I'm refinishing for my dining room. I got a very cool retro-y like china cabinet thing that was like painted or stained & then almost shellacked. And disgustingly dirty. Which I have been stripping etc. I'm done with the bottom 1/2 and now need to sand & re-stain the top display part. I also decided recently that I want a round dining room table. So I found one that was in my price range where the seller agreed to let the table go with out the chairs and it is real. Like actual wood. Mahogany in fact! How cool is that. The only problem is that it had these lion heads & claws on the pedestal. So totally different style than the cabinet & a royal pain in the ass to strip! I got both pieces on Craigslist (I love that site) I sold the pieces that these replaced on CL too. Hopefully I'll have some time to get back to it soon. I'm anxious to see it all done and together. Oh, and having a proper place to eat will be nice.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

spring +

Yesterday was the official first day of Spring. I am so relieved. I enjoy winter, I like the snow & I really don't mind the cold, I actually prefer it over being too hot. You can always put clothes on but most of the time you can only take so many off. Compared to the people around me I am usually hot when they aren't. I have a cousin and a sister like this too, only worse. My sister has been known to shovel snow in shorts & filp-flops. But spring is a nice mild season, I can't wait for the green to start showing...oh and the flowers, of course.
Today is my mothers 70th birthday! Happy Birthday Mom!I love you! Shes a great mom, we've had our moments, but I couldn't ask for more. She is simply beautiful & young at heart. People are amazed at her age. I am the youngest of the 7 children she gave birth to. She has a lot to celebrate this year. Not only because its a milestone birthday but she has been battling cancer for the past year. It was a long hard road for her. BUT she is now cancer free. Thank God. I hope she has a fabulous day today, she deserves it.
(She bought me that Orchid some time ago. I'm so excited that's its blooming. It hasn't since she gave it to me. YIPEE! I usually kill plants, I'm so happy this one is making it.)

Monday, March 19, 2007

# 2

It's been a loooong month. To be more specific, it's been a long hard week.

My cousin Kenneth was killed in an automobile accident on Wednesday the 7th, he was 39 years old. His 40th birthday is in May. He leaves behind his wife who is a strong & beautiful woman inside & out. As well as 2 of the sweetest kids ever. Along with his father, step-mom, brother & step-siblings his extended family will miss him greatly. We love you Ken. XO

This wore me out. I was just exhausted. Then came the springing ahead, which I have a hard time adjusting to in and of itself. Come Monday I was beat. Then came the non-stop 3 day "All Staff meeting" at work. A lot of which is a complete and utter waste of time. Not to mention hard for me to get into it. We had NO scheduled time to do any actual work, which makes catch up that much worse. ugh.

Nice post eh? Sorry. Wanted to document it, needed to get it out. I'm just fried.