Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I've been slacking...

When it comes to the blog, anyway.

It's been such a long time since I've posted here. We've been busy, we've been sick on and off.
...and, we've been busy. Yes, I said it twice.

Not too many people read this blog, but, I will post again soon.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The last few weeks have been really busy. Between working, and getting the kids ready for school.

Then, school started........

I've had the hardest time ever, readjusting to the structure of the school season. Getting up early is a killer. Not just for me, but, for the boys, too. 6am comes so fast. The alarm goes off, and, I have to admit, I hit the snooze for a good 30 minutes some mornings. Luckily, 30 minutes is enough time for the boys to get up, get dressed, eat, and brush their teeth. Then, we are out the door at 7am.

I drop them off, and come back home to get myself ready for work. I've been fighting off that incredibly delicious urge to drop back into bed and sleep some more. I get out, and do what needs to be done. We've been going to bed pretty early, though. The boys are both asleep by 10:30 the latest each night.

Jen is usually asleep by 11:00. She has two long days of classes, and two shorter days. But, her classes are much more intensive this semester. Lot's of reading. Way more than last year. Plus, she's taking French, and Italian, Journalism 101, a math class, Western Civilization II, hmm...something else. I think there are six classes.

I'm in bed, and reading, and usually asleep before 11pm most nights. Obviously, tonight isn't one of those nights.. But, it won't be much past 11 before I'm asleep. I am tired - this weekend was pretty busy.

On Saturday night I went out with my friends to the movies. Afterwards, we went for dessert. We saw "The Women". It wasn't that bad. Wasn't super great. Kind of strange to see a movie with NO men. None, zip, zilch. I don't even recall seeing a single man in any crowd scene, or street scene. /shrug.

We had dessert at the Grand Luxe Cafe. Very nice place - we had lot's of fun. I got home just past midnight. Jen got home a little while after me. The boys were on the computers keeping busy.

I had my hair cut, and colored. The cut is nice, my hair is growing back pretty fast. I'm glad. Not that I hated it cut short, but, it was short, and now, I want to go back to a longer length. :op I can't ever make up my mind. LOL. I've also gone back to my hair being somewhat red. I'll let you know, my roots are SO white, that the red is pretty intense at root level - we're going to soften that up a bit, I think. Too much stress in the past years - now that the stress in my life is pretty low - I'm hoping that the grey will slow down...but, probably not. Oh well.

Anyway - time for this tired one to get ready for bed.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

*sniff*

Today, on the way home from picking Jen up at work, I hit, and killed a little bird. :(

Joey was in the front passenger seat, Jen in the backseat. We were driving down a side street, and suddenly, a little bird swooped low in front of my car - no way to avoid hitting it. I looked in my rear view mirror, and saw the poor little guy flapping on the ground. Joey yelled 'MOM! you hit the bird!!' I turned around, and drove back - I got out of the car, to see - and the poor little thing was laying there, dead on the road - his birdie brains on the street next to him. But, you know what? Tightly clutched in his beak was a berry that he had been flying home to eat. He got hit by a car, and never let go of his berry.

I got back in the car, my 16yo son was just shaking his head calling me a birdie killer..and my daughter? LOL'ing her ass off. She's so mean - it just pisses me off.

Yeah, it's probably silly, but, that just makes me sad. Poor bird - he sure didn't plan on that happening today!

*sniff*

Friday, July 4, 2008

I know, I know...

It's hard to believe that so much time has passed by since my last post.

Guess what? I haven't even done any work on that new blog I wanted to start. Blah, June was so busy. Between work, and my handheld didn't work, so I was way behind on orders for my accounts....and my Father's Day credits are finally getting done since it's finally safe to trust my handheld to transmit my work...

Then, the boys had final exams, and Joey had a few NY State Regents exams to take. He passed them all! We went to John's middle school graduation which was nice, then to dinner afterwards. Now, both boys will be at the high school in September (school starts September 3rd).

Jen is going away with her best friend, and bff's family, to Lake George in two weeks. I told her, take LOT'S of pictures..many, many. They'll be gone for five days I think. Gotta call the mom, and arrange things, see what, if anything, we can contribute, since all she has to bring is spending money. I figured we'd go shopping and buy snacks, and maybe give the parents some cash towards food. Still some time to figure that all out.

I've read three books in the last few days. They are:

Chosen by a Horse. A memoir. By Susan Richards (had me in tears at the end *sniff*)
The Choice. By Nicholas Sparks (quick read, touching story)
Honor Thyself. By Danielle Steele (I'm a sucker for her books)

I want to start reading another book tonight, but, I'm too tired. So, I'm going to bed, I think. John is playing WoW - he says he's in 'The Sunwell' ooooohh sounds serious! I haven't played in weeks. Time to just close my account..and save the monthly fee.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hi, how are you?

So, it's been a little while since last posting.

Over the next few days, I'll be starting a new blog, and closing this one down. Once it's all done, I'll post a new linkie to follow on over. :)

The trip was great. (Except for the extreme pain I was in - more below on that.) We had a lot of fun, but, it was hot, HOT. My brother, and new sister-in-law, drove over to Orlando to meet us. They were able to check into the same hotel, and spend the night there. We went to Magic Kingdom with them, and then later that night, we went to Planet Hollywood for dinner. It was just a great, great time. I love my baby brother, even if he is 35, which he kept reminding us all day, while he acted like a kid, with our kids!

I'll post pics, and all that good stuff, soon...I hope. :)

It's been pretty busy around here, just a lot to do after the trip. Plus, a few doctor visits for me.

I have some medical issues that need working out, and diagnosing - fun stuff, I tell ya. Not too much that I really want to get into, but, I can say that it appears I may have Rheumatoid Arthritis. So not good. But, it explains the awful pain I have been experiencing. My joints are in constant pain, and walking has been a major chore lately. This in itself made the trip to WDW difficult, and awfully tiring for me. So, instead of just one week of vacation from work, I ended up being on vacation for two weeks. A week away, and a week to recover. I'm still not fully recovered - and today finally did get some work done, but, tomorrow will be a day at home. :(

It could be worse, I guess. Being at home allows me to get a lot of scrapbooking done. But, I sure do miss just getting up and going out. Now, I just need to take it day by day. Some days, I'm just too tired to go anywhere. But, I'll be seeing a rheumatologist soon, and we'll take it from there to see what is going on with me.

Anywho....

The kids are great. Jen finished up her second semester with a 3.2. Very proud of her! The boys are almost done with school. Joey loves his job, John is still too young to work, but, he's enjoying World of Warcraft immensely. Me, not so much. Yuck. I'm bored with that game. I log on, piddle around, play the auction house, help my son, and my brother will stuff, but, that's pretty much it.

I saw some screenshots, and youtube videos that my son watches from WoW...and gotta say, that those that raid the opposing Capital cities in WoW - get a life. You're really pathetic souls. I'm sure it makes you feel all superior, but, you're not. Especially the tagalongs, that 'hate PvP", and never do it - but, feel all brave because they are with a whole group. Pathetic, really. Get your ass into Alterac Valley, or EoTS, and then see how you perform. *sigh* so sad.

I know - sounds silly coming from a mom of three - but, those idiots really just bug me.

Anyway, that's it. I need to go to bed. The only way I feel somewhat able to function with the pain, is by getting a lot of sleep - so that's what I'm off to do.

XOXO

Friday, May 23, 2008

Packing

I hate it. I love it.

I hate it, because it forces me to choose a selection of clothing for an extended period of time.

I love it, because it means I'll be heading somewhere else. In this instance...it means we're going to WDW, again. Woohoo!!

So, anyway, tonight I spent time organizing, and putting together outfits for the week we'll be away. Most of my suitcase is done. I want purchase a few things over the next few days, a pair of dressy black shorts, and a new bathingsuit. Also a few new unmentionables. *wink, wink*. I've got plenty of socks, and other stuff.

Over the next few days, I'll be getting the boys stuff together, and of course, I'll double check my daughter's suitcase. Today she told me that she has all the stuff in there she wants to take, but, it is so full, it can hardly close! Umm...that's not a good sign - so, I'll check it out, and see what she's got in there.

Oh, yeah, tomorrow I need to go to Best Buy and purchase an A/C adapter for John's iPod shuffle. He's got the 2nd generation species, and he'll need something to charge it each day since we won't be lugging our computer with us. *giggle* I also want to check out a new game that was released on Tuesday. Actually, I've already seen it, but, I need to check out prices of graphics cards.

Age of Conan - I'll just say wow. http://www.ageofconan.com/ This game looks absolutely amazing! I really, really want to try it out. My graphics card just barely misses the required specs to play the game, though. :( so, I want to see how much a new card, that meets specs will run. Then, maybe when I get my economic stimulus check, I'll go buy the new card, and game. The check should be here by the time we are back from vacation, on hold at the PO.

I've got a list of stuff that needs to be done. Work is pretty much all caught up. I just need to do one last credit, and that's it work wise. I have to upload music on my iPod for the trip, and download, and clean up my memory cards for the camera.

But, for tonight - I've been up too late already, so I'm turning in.

XOXO

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Yawn

.....so tired lately. I am so tired of being tired. I cannot wait for vacation - yay - three weeks from tomorrow.

I also can't wait for summer recess to get here. Jen is done with classes on the 21st of this month, and starts her summer class the day after we return from vacation. Her summer class ends the week after the boys are done for the year. So, that won't be so bad. At least then there will still be two months of mornings to sleep in. Thank goodness I have a job that I can get up and go to whenever I feel like it. No punching a time clock, or 'having' to be there by 9am.

I'm gonna go play with some of my new scrappin' goodies, and my new 'Solutions' Cricut cartridges that arrived today with the UPS guy. But, I fully intend to be in bed no later than 10:30.

More another time.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This is what we call life

It's been a few days since my last post. Not all that much going on, but, at the same time, there is a lot going on. Last week, the boys were on break from school. We didn't get to do all that much, because Jen still had classes and work, and Joey had to work five out of the seven days. Not even early, but, 3-7pm.....smack in the center of the day. Not much time to do anything before work, and sure not enough time to do anything after work

Getting up early allowed us do some running around to this store, or that place. But - we didn't get to go to the arboretum, because it's an outdoor kind of place, and the two days he was off from work, it poured outside. :( Plus, it's just too far away to drive there for an hour, and then leave. We wanted to also visit the cemetery, and bring flowers to mom, but, that was going to be a full day - cemetery, then the arboretum, since they are just a few miles apart. I think that we are going to attempt that this coming weekend. Both Jen, and Joey are off from work Saturday - good thing, good thing. (Now, if I can just convince them at day at the arboretum is more fun than a day at the mall spending your hard earned working dollars.)

My carpal tunnel is acting up again, big time. Has been acting up for months already. I wake up each morning, both arms, and hands, numb...pains shooting up my arms regularly. It really sucks - and I guess eventually, I'll have to take more extreme steps in getting this 'fixed'. The doctor said I might need surgery at some point to relieve it....not really wanting to do that, though. My aunt had the surgery - and her carpal tunnel is gone, and her hand is fine. But...I dunno. I'd be out of work for a while, because I just wouldn't be able to use my hands the way I need to. Plus, all that repetitive wrist movement that my job entails - wouldn't be easy right away. From what I understand, the surgery is simple, but, recovery takes some time.

We shall see.

I heard a song on the radio yesterday, that I thought was kind of catchy. Last night, I told Jen about it, and we looked it up, found the artist, and my daughter now has a new 'like' in the song world. All thanks to me. Imagine that? Hah, I teased her last night about it, that it was such a 'shock' she liked the music of someone I thought was kind of interesting. Anyway, the artist is Katy Perry, and the song I heard....."I Kissed a Girl" yes, that's right, that's the name. Catchy, huh? Anyway, we also listened to some of her other music, and agree, her songs are cool.

Work is the usual grind. Mother's day is coming - so I have to keep a good check on my accounts, well, the two huge account's anyway, and make sure they are neat, and in order. I really hope that my largest account has started selling down on the cards. I have a lot of backup stock to get out. I'll head there today - since I didn't work yesterday. After work, I think I'm going to take a quick drive up to Michaels, because a little birdie told me that there should be some new 'stuff' there, I absolutely need to have. ;)

(and now...for those WoW enthusiasts)
John, and I, enjoyed some PvP activity in WoW during the last week. I enjoy some good old battleground fun. Alterac Valley is my favorite - just saving up my honor points for either gear, or those nice gem rewards. Plus, with his tanking expertise, I got a lot of the group quests done with my druid in game. She's level 70 now, and quite fun. Only, she's geared to be full DPS kitty. Just lot's of damage, and some spot healing if needed. No tanking for her, though I did make her a nice tanking set - so someday she just might tank somewhere in bear form. But, like always - the last few evenings, I haven't really been in the mood to log into game.

I was fully enjoying doing the new dailies with my warlock, and now the druid. But - at some point, I just stop. No reason really. I just stop. Eh...love hate relationship with WoW, like I've always said. I don't think John will ever have any hate for the game...it's all love for him. :P

And, that's it...time to face the day. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gotta update..

I'm so lax when it comes to this blog lately.....

I like to update it, but, I just don't make the time to do it.

Anyway...

Farewell to the first character I ever got to level 60 on the Terenas realm, in World of Warcraft. Tulips - my undead rogue. She was the first 'toon' that just clicked in that game. I had a great time playing her, for a very long time. Then, I got bored, and went Alliance side. I never went back to Tulips....just never got back the interest, or desire to play her. So, she has been sitting, dormant, for what I'd say has been about two years. Anyway, last night, I decided it was time for her to go, free up a character slot, for something I will play, something I'll enjoy. So, bye-bye Tulips - the undead rogue.
(I've recreated Tulips - but, not sure what she'll be at this point...I just wanted to save the name for ME.)

My Night Elf druid is just shy of level 70. Matarique, the only character of that name, in all of World of Warcraft, I might add....I *love* this toon!! She's so much fun, just great fun to play.

Anyway - also have a baby level 18 druid that I play with my brother - just fun stuff.

Let's see....that avatar pic of me, with my son...see all that hair? Well, all that hair is gone...gone, gone. I got it chopped off on Wednesday. Short. Very short. :) So happy with it. I think... I mean, I am, but, I really need to get used to it. *Really* need to. I had long hair for 10 years...that's a long time, and this is just weird. So weird, in fact, that when I do my hair in the morning, I still bend over to flip my hair forward, like I did when it was long, to run styling 'stuff' through it. Hahaha....today I started to do it, but, stopped myself - midbend. Too funny.

I do have to take some new pictures, not sure when I'll do it, though. Soon, maybe. Who knows.

Nothing else for now. I want to go back to finish up a few things in game, before I go to bed.

Hugs to all.
XOXO

Monday, April 7, 2008

What's new pussycat?

It's been a pretty busy few weeks. Probably longer than a few weeks.

Work keeps me busy after any holiday, so I was somewhat swamped for two weeks.

We've been going to the gym.
I've been scrapbooking.
I've been playing WoW with my son, and my brother.

(Tonight, my brother, and I, made new characters. He is playing a Night Elf hunter named Hemispheres, and I'm playing another Night Elf druid, named Amalica. This druid, will be balance spec. My high level druid is feral, and I don't want to change anything about her. )

Let's see...what else? Oh, we're going on vacation end of May, early June. Where? The usual, Disney World. Are we addicts? You bet. My brother, and sis-in-law will come meet us for the weekend, and hopefully dad will drive over, too.

It's just been busy. I haven't been in the mood to update this thing, really. But, meh..here I am.

Anyway - off to bed, after I check myspace.

nighty!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Three days, and counting

Today, was my third day at the gym.

Yes, I did plan to start weeks ago. But -
- first there was my hurt back,
- then, there was having to catch up on work from being out with a hurt back,
- then, there was the Valentine's rush - and keeping up with work.
- then, there were credits to do, and resets to Easter product, all before going to Florida,
- then, there was my brother's wedding, which I was away for a week,
- then, there was catching up from being away for a week.

Whew!
So, finally, this week, I've been to the gym!!!

WooHoo!

I've gotta say, the hardest part was going the first day. Just 'doing it'. But, now that I did it, it's great, and fun! I absolutely love the treadmill. I know - sounds boring. But, I really love getting up on it, and starting walking, setting my speed, and the incline if I want a more active workout.....plus, I plug in my headphones, and I can listen to a few TV shows on the telly's that are in the place. So, an hour on the treadmill, and the rest doing......

I'm not too crazy about the bicycle - my knees hurt after a while on that. The elliptical - well, I think I need to build up stamina for that. Also - my knees hurt a lot after just a few minutes on it. So - the treadmill, and the weight equipment, for inner and outer thighs, and abdominals, and gluteals, is what I've been doing.

I know I still need to update about my brother's wedding. Let's just say, it was amazing!! It was the most fun I've had in a very long time. Five days of nonstop activity, and once I was home, and woke up on the Monday morning after the wedding, I felt like I slammed into a brick wall of tiredness!

I will update. I've been asked regularly by someone *wink* you know who you are, if I am going to put up pics, and I will. I will. Maybe I'll just bring them to the gym if we meet there on Friday morning, too!

For now, I'm gonna go scrapbook and watch some TV, I think.

I can't wait for bed.

For some reason, I am having a hard as hell time adjusting to the time change. And, to think, I used to laugh when someone I used to be very close to told me he had a hard time adjusting to time changes. If you still read this blog, I just want to say, I'm sorry I ever gave you a hard time about that. I didn't realize, because it just never bothered me before, and all I thought was, it's only an hour, how much can it affect you? While the night time difference doesn't really bother me, the morning hour does....because it's dark, and I feel like I just can't catch up on that hour in my life. So, I apologize. :)

Until another time, I'm outie.
XO

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

....nervousness....*shivers*

I'm not sure why, but, I'm really nervous about traveling tomorrow. I have knots in my stomach, and I'm working myself into a nervous frenzy. It's crazy, I know. I have to calm down, or I'll make myself ill. But, I can't. I have such an unsettled feeling in regards to flying, and it isn't a good feeling. Steve has told me to calm down, my kids look at me like I'm nuts. They are all going to be at home here. I'm going alone. Maybe that's it. Ugh...

I am *really* looking forward to my brother's wedding on Friday. He's excited, the girl he's marrying is excited. They are great together, and they are a wonderful husband and wife team. Maybe if I can just concentrate on that, I'll get over this Nervous Nellie feeling?!

I wish my mother could be there. I know she will be, in our hearts, and memory. It's odd, Friday is the two year anniversary of her passing. I wonder how emotional it will be. My brother told me that he wants me to read something he wrote in tribute to mom, during the ceremony. I told him he 'sucks', because he knows how much I hate to talk in front of people. Especially people I don't know very well. Blah, he has put me on the spot with this, but, I'm honored that he asked me to do it, instead of our brother. I'm honored, that they both asked me to be in the wedding party, and feel a bit sad, that our brother isn't in the wedding party. But, they had a fight, and he was kicked out of the bridal party. So - now, he's just going to be at the wedding.

I have a funny feeling, that the next three days are going to be crazy. Tomorrow is a crazy travel day, and we're all going out at night, Thursday is the rehearsal, and dinner. Thursday night, I think that there is something else planned, and Friday is going to be crazy getting ready. Hair appointments, dressing, pictures, and then on to the ceremony, and reception afterwards. The rest of the weekend will be busy, visiting with dad, and other relatives that are flying to Florida for the wedding, too.

So, now, it's time for bed. It's up and at 'em early in the morning!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

....pain....

I hurt my back....big time. I'm not sure how, but, I'm in major pain. I woke up Monday morning, hardly able to stand up straight, moving one foot in front of the other proved a challenge. So, I ended up at home, all day, on the sofa. Taking pain meds...yay for Vicodin.

On Tuesday morning, I felt a bit better, so, I went to work. That may not have been the best idea, because by the time I was heading to the school to get Joey, the pain was in my left hip, and down my left leg. *cries*

Today - was so bad...I didn't work. I couldn't even walk this morning. The day was spent sitting either on the sofa, or in this chair here, straight up. Pain meds on board, Icy Hot rubbed into the back, hip, and leg. I hate it when I hurt.

I'm hoping that I'll feel better tomorrow - really. I do have a job, and responsibilities out of the house. But, if not, then I guess the work will just have to wait. But, this will prove interesting if I still feel so awful on Friday - I have a new season to set for work. :( I may end up calling my boss and asking for some assistance - something I've never done in my time with this job. But, I may not have a choice.

I just hope that I am pain free by next week, so that I can wear the shoes I picked out for my brother's wedding. If not, I'll be shopping for a new dressy low shoe to wear with my gown.

here's to hoping the pain is gone soon! Oh, and that I'll be able to get to the gym sometime soon, too!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

1 day to break a routine, and 21 days to make it habit...

Jen, and I, joined a gym. Planet Fitness. It's brand new, and the grand opening is this week.

It originally began, as Jen joining with all her friends. Which she still did. Only, she had to go back to sign up, because she doesn't have a credit card yet, and she didn't have her checkbook with her. So, I took her back to do her sign up. While there, she kept saying, "mom - you should join too", and "we can come here together!!". But, I didn't join up right then.

Later, at home, throughout the evening, I kept thinking how cheap it is. Jen's program was $20 to start, and $10 a month. No commitment, no buyout fee. For that price, I really couldn't afford *not* to do it. So, on Friday morning, before going to scrapbooking, I went to sign up for a membership.

I got the plan, that was $0 down, and $19.99 a month. There is a yearly fee of $39.99 - which won't be billed until June. There is also a 12 month commitment, and a $58 buyout. But - I think that's reasonable - and I really don't expect to quit.

This gives me unlimited guest privledges, half off their beverages, unlimited tanning - which I won't use, unlimited use of the massage chairs, and free use of franchise locations - which, let's face it, I'm not going to drive to any other location, when this place is 11 minutes away. The best part, is being able to bring a guest with me 7 days a week. I can't bring multiple guests each day, it's only one guest a day, but, that's okay. So, I can alternate the boys, or maybe I can get Steve to go with me. Or, if Jen's friend Jackie wants to check it out, she can some with us, and exercise with Jen. It's all good, and well worth the $20 a month.

I'm really excited, and so is she. I have never been on a treadmill. *gasp* I've never had any real workout routine, aside from walking at the track. So, this will be universally different for me. And, Jen, too! But, we are SO ready for it, and giddy with excitement. So tomorrow is day 1 of breaking my routine of barely exercising, and hopefully, after 21 visits, this will be a new habit in my life.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

There hasn't been too much going on lately.

My birthday was on Monday, wooohoo for 42. :)

On Saturday, I went to pick up my dress for my brother's wedding. It looks so good on. I'm so excited for him, and his wife to be. She's such a great gal. Of course - that's because she's a Long Island girl. Down to earth, has a head on her shoulders, motivated, cheerful. They say it takes one good woman, to make a man settle down, and she is the one for my bro. Thank goodness! Anyway - I have to ship my dress down to Florida, so that they can take all the dresses to be steamed/pressed before the wedding. That way, they don't get crushed during the flight.

Jen, and I, went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch after picking up the dress.

Oh. My. Goodness. That place is wonderful! The servings were huge! Jen had the Chicken Salad sandwich, I had the Chicken and Avocado sandwich. Both were served on toasted brioche bread. We both ended up bringing home half our lunch. We did indulge and had cheesecake for dessert. Jen had the Key Lime Pie cheesecake, and I had the Italian Tiramisu cheesecake. Their iced tea was yummy. It tasted so flower'y'. Very fragrant, and refreshing.

Last Friday, I scrapped with the gals, and then we went to dinner at Charlie Brown's. It's a nice place, we had fun, and talked a lot. Only, my meal was awful. How can Chicken Parm be ruined? Well, it was..the chicken was so tough, and chewy, the mozzarella was not melted, and actually cold. Yuck. Not impressed at all. I was realy surprised, too, because I've been there before and the food was always great. Oh well.

No scrapbooking this week. I'm going to work instead. I decided to not work yesterday, because the weather was terrible. Pouring rain all morning, extremely high winds - so I sat at home. I cleaned, sat and wasted a few hours reading online.

Today, I worked. Then, I scooted over to Macy's to buy a ceramic rooster that was on sale. I had seen it last week, but, decided to wait for the sale this week. The woman that rang up the sale, wrapped the rooster in one sheet of tissue paper, and wrapped one plastic bag around it, and then put it into another bag. Well, I got home, and went to take it out of the car, and the roosters tail feathers were completely broken off in one section. I was so upset. I brought it in the house, and thought maybe I'd just crazy glue it back on, but, Jen said we should just go back and exchange it. So, we picked Joey up at school, and went back to the mall.

The women at the register were great. We got another, took care of the exchange, and then the new one was wrapped in bubble wrap and lot's of tissue paper. He made it home safely, and is currenly sitting in the center of my ceramic top stove. I'll put him in his new home later.

That's it for now. :)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

blah blah

Blah..

seems like I just don't bother to update here anymore.

I'm all better, not sick anymore, which is a great thing. The man was diagnosed with diabetes..so we've been taking care of that business. Cold turkey no soda, no caffeine, because he won't drink his coffee with any sugar substitute, and diet soda causes him to flee in disgust. /shrug. His numbers have been dropping nicely in the last week. Thanks to meds, and my careful preparation of all his meals. ;)

I lost my cell phone, for a few days. Then, I found it, at one of my accounts. It was teetering on the edge of falling underneath the inside of the card case. It must have fallen out of my coat pocket, and was laying on the very edge of theinside base. One quick bump, and it would have been gone until the card cases were pulled out of the store. Whew...thank goodness for good things.

I've been losing hours playing WoW again. :( I don't know if it's good, or bad..but, I'm doing it. I've had this night elf druid for ....oh...two years? I think. She sat at level 28 for ages. Then, I decided, why in the world am I doing that. I have NO reason to not play her. It's not like she should be placed into a tomb, never to be played again. So, out she came..and within a short time, she's already level 60, and enjoying Outlands. I love her - just absolutely my new favorite class to play. My son has major plans for her. He says I'll be his off-tank in Karazhan. haha. Currently, he is running Karazhan on a weekly basis with Team Cupcake, and his warrior absolutely 'rocks'. I think HE should enjoy Karazhan, and leave me out of it.

Anyway - it's late, almost 11:30, and I need to pack up my stuff for scrapbooking tomorrow. I'm going with my gal pals, and we're going to crop, and then go to dinner for my birthday, which is next week. Yay!

Goodnight!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

$30 @ the pharmacy

z-pack - good stuff
tessalon perles - new to me!
(and a lasix refill) - desperately needed :oP

So - I've been sick since last Friday - read 9 days ago. Started so suddenly. I was fine in the morning, went to work, left work - and on the way home, realized my throat was scratchy, and started coughing. By 4ish, the aches and pains set in, and overnight a little cough started. It just got progressively worse, to the point of a pounding headache, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, hurting all over.

Steve was after me to call the doctor, and I just kept saying 'it's only a cold'. But, the cough got worse, and while I feel somewhat better, now I have a sore throat, and left ear pain...so, today the doctor said they are both red, and gave me the meds. z-pack I've had so many times, but the tessalon perles are new..and for the cough. Very strange little gold gel thingies. /shrug if they help calm the cough, then I'll be very happy. I've waited on taking it because it can cause drowsiness. And, I just read all the side effects, and lovely ...they can also cause upset stomach, and other not so fun stuff. Just brilliant, already have an upset tummy from the zithromax :( ugh.

Anyway, I haven't worked all week. My boss told me not to even rush back to work this week if I'm not feeling much better. But, to let her know so that she can check in on my stores. I think I will be able to work, though. We'll see.

Now, I'm going to print out some scrapbook ideas, and watch my son finish up his Karazhan run in WoW. His warrior is wearing lovely epic armor, and he's having the most fun ever in game. I dusted off my druid, and she's close to level 50 - 5 bubbles away. So.much.fun. :) She's been in hibernation for the last year and then some. Hibernate no more.

So, I'm out.
XO