Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
BJ and Jacob flew in today. So tonight we will visit with them. Me for just a short time.
Sure hope we do not get the snow they are predicting.They said 1 to 2 inches, which isn't too bad, but, we are becomming so spoiled with these long intervals betweens storms.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I am hoping to be released from the hospital today. Not 100% sure yet, but it's looking good so far.
I am so grateful they sent me home this afternoon. I feel sorry for the people left behind in hospital hell.
Work gave me a bonus, plus gifts from bosses. Very sweet and also surprising. When we got home we had a big check from the mortgage company for overpaid escrow. Ho Ho Ho, there is a Santa Claus.
I'm feeling pretty lucky and blessed. Happy Holidays to all whatever you celebrate.
Monday, December 21, 2009
After a night of tossing and turning I woke up ill. It is a terrbile thing when you finally have to admit you are sick. So if my regular doctor won't or can't see me, I'm heading for Urgent Care. I hate that place. Full of rude receptionists, quack doctors and sick people. But I really need to find out what is wrong, its been going on for over a week.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I'm feeling a little better this morning, or, at least trying to convince myself this is so.
I started getting spam in my comments, so, like many others I have had to add the word verification and I also selected that anonoymous commentors can longer comment. Has this happened to many of you also?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I've been ill this last week off and on. But Friday I finally had to admit it and called in sick from work. I felt so bad to do that. Because of this bug, not the flu (no fever or chills) I cannot get my diabetes under control. I am so depressed. I have so much I wanted to do this weekend, but, it will just have to wait.
I have an intestinal bug, so I guess I will live. We have been tv watching Police Women of Broward County all afternoon.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I feel like so many of the blogs, FB comments and tweets out there. Disgusted, dissapointed and discouraged. Last election we worked to elect a democratic president and a democratic majority so they could get things done.
Now we are still waging two wars, depleting our national funds, bailing out corrupt businesses who do not plan on changing their ways and it is hard to see that there is any difference from the past 8 year administration.
This healthcare reform bill is a joke. You are going to force people to buy health insurance but give no public option? Sounds like a win win for the evil health insurance companies. No funds to help women? I swear if men could get pregnant birth control and abortion would have been written in the Declaration of Independence. When our we as women going to stand up and say enough is enough?
Don't even get me started on the evil politicians. Take Joe Liberman's chairmanship away. Why when he said he wanted to change and be a democrat again, did we just say No Thank You Joe - You Suck You Traitor and we don't want you back! He is only putting in his time until he can become a lobyist for the insurance companies. Palin - stupid bigot -GO AWAY! Bachman she should be impeached! I'm not saying their are not good politicians. Barbara Boxer is my hero. But there are few Bboxes around.
And the media...Just shut the fuck up! I have never understood how we decided to place value on people. A person who can play a game, throw a ball or play pretend or sing a song make millions and we care about there every move, but, hard working people like teachers, scientists, doctors, farmers, truckers, computer programmers and all others have little or no value. I don't care if Tiger Woods is on his 22 million yacht floating around thinking about his troubles, or if the newest hollywood couple have broke up...Who cares?
You make your bed you lay in it.
What I see each day are companies barely making ends meet, employees getting laid off and businesses all over town closing up. Maybe it is winter setting in. I keep hoping it will get better. My own company is cutting back and I hope they will keep me on since I was the last one that was hired.
But there are good things and things to be happy and grateful for. Maybe next post I will feel lighter and more optimistic. Maybe I will delete this post.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yesterday we took the pups to the Yuppy Puppy to be groomed. After that we went to look at front doors for the house. Landed up at The Ugly Duck. We bought a mahogany wood door. Take a look and tell me what you think. We are looking a wood stains and trying to find one that is in a nice red range.
After that I went up to Des' shop Essence and got my hair done. This time I went a dark red with splashes of blonde. No pink.
No snow yet. They are saying tomorrow night we may get an inch.
Today I have alot of house chores to do. I need to wrap presents and bake some cookies. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.
Please, my friends, click this link, look at those young faces, read the short narrative and pass it on. The more eyeballs that roll over the photo, the greater the chance that someone might recognize these young people.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly thankful for all that I have and for all the family and friends in my life.
I'm up early. Lots of cleaning and cooking to do. I made the dressing last night. That's the hardest part.
We have 3 movies to watch over the holidays. I have decided not to do the early Black Friday sales this year. I will get out later in the day. Nothing I really need that bad that I want to stand the early winter chill.
I wishing you all my friends a very happy day full of feasting, festivities, football and most of all love and laughter.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Looking for lots of rain to begin this afternoon. Even with a mix of snow they say. Too warm I say. Will see.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's cold, gray and trying to rain outside. Just want to go home and put a fire in the fireplace and be lazy on the couch.
Last night we finally watched the movie Iron Man. Steve, you were right, it was a good movie. Tonight we are back to watching Dexter. We are on Season 3.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
It was a great weekend. Not much accomplished because it was so cold. Yesterday we had a fire in the fireplace and watched the latest Dexter disc.
We did get the remaining big air conditioner out of the dining room window removed and put in the garage. That will help keep the house warmer. We noticed cold air was whipping through it keeping most of the upstairs chilly. I guess winter is setting in early this year.
I've been planning my Thanksgiving meal this year. I'm still hoping we will eat at home and not go out. I still need to go to Albertson's and get the fresh turkey roast. I buy a turkey they de-bone and then roll into a roast. This way you get both the white meat, that Michael likes and the dark meat that I like. There has been rumblings about going to the casino again like last year. I hope not, but, we will see.
I ordered the first of the Yule gifts. Not much just a few things. Will order a few more this payday.
Hope everyone has a nice week ahead.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Had an apointment at lunchtime, but, made it back to the office before it started to snow. It is snowing but not sticking so far. Only have an hour to go before getting off work.
I'm thinking of making chili and cornbread for dinner. I might even stop and get a log for the fireplace. We will start watch Season 3 of Dexter tonight. I hope it is as good as Season 2.
Not much planned again for this weekend. More chores around the house. So boring I've become.
I hope where ever you are you are warm and content.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
All in all it was a good week. I kept in budget, barely.
It was busy most of the week at work, but slowed down by end of week. Yesterday I took 1/2 a day off.
This weekend there are no big plans. Lots of projects around the house to work on. We still have 2 movies to watch, pot roast to cook, laundry to finish and a desk that needs clearing off.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Was it ever busy today! Kept at it until it was time to go. I did leave 5 minutes early, but, I came in 1/2 hour early.
It's taco night here at the Spotted Moose. The movie tonight is Iron Man. It looked good from the previews. I hope I can stay awake for it.
Wishing everyone a nice evening and we will see what happens tomorrow.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I simply can not believe it is November already. It seems like only a month ago it was the New year and I was making new year's resolutions. Well, I haven't gotten very far with them.
So now to look forward... This month a financial appointment where we will need to make decisions. Thanksgiving. We are still deciding to have dinner here at the house or go to the casino again. I want to do the dinner with all the trimmings here at home. But we will see how it all plays out.
Today is just a nice day at home. Catching up on laundry, shuffling through all the paperwork on my desk and baking some cookies for work and Michael's lunches for the week. I may even work on some bracelets and earrings if time allows.
Hope everyone has a nice Sunday.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Alone On A Broom
The sky surrounds me
Jupiter crowns me
The moon rides on my back
The wind sings to me,
The night rings through me
As I fly down the track
The trees zip past me
The stars all cast me
In silver shadows and light
I'll never do better,
Whatever the weather,
Than riding on Halloween night.
These days Halloween-Samhain makes me melancholy. I miss old friends that I have been unable to connect with. I miss the wild times of Halloween's past. I miss conversing and partying with like-minded people. I have not been able to make that connection here in Spokane. There have been some missed opportunities and I have only myself to kick for missing them. I don't know if it was from shyness or feeling intimidate by people with more advanced teachings. Plus I am not much of a "goer". I'm pretty much a homebody.
Tonight is Mexican steak night at the house. We have a Tommy Lee Jones movie to watch and plenty of books to read. My boss just lent me the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series. Which seems perfect for this time a year.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
It was a great week. We were super busy at work all week. Friday was best. For bosses day I brought flowers to my 2 lady bosses and talking cards for the all.
Today we have lots of projects planned. Going to get rid of all the empty boxes from the garage, clean the hall closet and just straighten the house. I need to start decorating for Halloween/Samhain. It will be here before we know it.
We have movies to watch and I am making potato leek soup for dinner.
Hope you all have a nice weekend.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm sorry I have not written here much. It seems the days just go by so fast. I have so many projects on my list, but, not enough time to get them all done.
And now that we added Netflix, I want to watch the shows they send us. We have been watching the first season of Dexter. I'm definitely hooked. They shipped the classic movie Arsenic and Old Lace. One of my favorites for this time of year.
The weather has been bitterly cold. But it has been lovely seeing the trees turn to their magnificient fall colors. Houses are starting to put up their Halloween displays. I really love this time of year.
Went to Bead Frenzy last weekend. Michael went with me for the first time. It was alot of fun. This coming weekend is the annual Quilt Festival and Bead Stampede. I'm going to try and sneak over there and see what I can find that looks interesting.
Have a great week and I will try and get back here more often.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Happy Blogoversary Steve. And many more.
It was a busy day at work, so time went by really fast. Cold morning with a mild and sunny afternoon. Fall is wonderful.
I've been spending alot of time playing around on Facebook. Lots of fun. Come and visit.
Hot meatloaf sandwiches for dinner while watching episode 2 on Season One of Dexter.
Have a fun Tuesday.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The weekend is over. It has been cold and windy all weekend. I only left the house once this whole weekend. That was to go to the store and the library.
Our first 3 Netflix movies came on Friday. We watched In the Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones. It was from a James Lee Burke book. I loved it. We watched one episode on disc 1 of Dexter.
We watched alot of tv. That is about all. I had so much I wanted to accomplish, but, didn't. Maybe I needed a non-activity weekend.
Back to work tomorrow. 50's all week so I will need to pull out some warmer clothes.
Have a great week.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I am glad today is Friday. One more day before the weekend. Hopefully we can get out and do some of the garage while the weather is nice and cool, before the rain comes.
I joined Netflix again. They have shipped our first 3 dvd's. In the Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones. This movie is adapted from one of my favorite author, James Lee Burke's books. And the first 2 dvds of the first season of Dexter.
Didn't win on Lotto Wednesday night. Tomorrow night it would be nice to win the $105 million.
Happy Friday to everybody.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is our last day of really nice weather. Tommorow it all turns to fall, which really isn't all that bad. Our fall season is so short up here in the Northwest. The leaves turn and then fall and then snow comes...but let's not rush that quite yet.
Today like most Mondays went pretty fast because we were so busy. End of the month is always busy. My boss was gone on a vacation day. I wore one of my new skirts because the weather was still nice.
We had left over lasagna tonight with salad. I have a 1/2 pan of it to freeze. Time to think soups, stoups and stews.
Tomorrow I have another chance at Mega Millions. $88 million. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Just to pay off the bills, house and cars would be heaven.
2 more days and I turn 57. Just doesn't seem possible.
Hope you all have a lucky Tuesday.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I spent the day at Loon Lake with family. The weather was a fall preview. Cool, breezy with a few sprinkles thrown in. Loved it! Had a lovely fried chicken dinner on the deck. Thanks Mom for all the hard work. And thanks Carol for cleaning up.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We had planned on going to the county fair today, but, changed our minds. We spent alot of money yesterday and it is supposed to be in the 90's this afternoon so if we do decide to go it will be later this week.
I did get up early and went to the grocery store for the week before everyone is out of church and before it got too warm.
We watched the movie Heavens Prisioners and I made hot dogs for lunch. Then I took a well needed nap.
This afternoon I am working on jewelry. But you know where we will be at 6:00 - in front of the tv watching the finale of True Blood. It has been a great 2nd season. What will we watch while we are waiting for season 3 when it starts next September?
About the health plan debate.
I just don't understand that people don't get it. It's not free insurance for everyone - they will have to pay premiums for it.
The insurance you have through your employer would be better coverage than what you will be able to buy from a govt offered insurance plan. If you were comparing coverages like education, the difference would be like going to Stanford or going to a State College. This country thinks nothing of sending free medicine and health services all over the world, but, have a problem helping its own. I just shake my head.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The dogs did not have to go to The Yuppy Puppy till noon, so, I had time to sleep in and take it easy this morning. Michael went to work for a few hours.
We dropped the dogs off and then headed to Sears. We were hoping they had a Consumer Cellular kiosk there as their website had mentioned, but, all they had was a small display and unhelpful sales people who knew nothing of the product or plans. We wandered over to the tools and a really helpful sales guy sold me some Craftsman Jewelry Making Tools. And they were on sale and guaranteed for life.
We were hungry after that and couldn't decide where to eat. Drove around and finally decided on the new Phillipino place on Francis. It was just okay. The people were nice. In the same stip mall I went and rolled my Lotto ticket winnings into a new quick pick ticket for tonight's game.
After washing the car we also stopped at Michael's Crafts, and have they ever expanded their bead department! It was like going to mecca! LOL. Found and bought alot of new beads and findings to make some really cool things for my end of month show.
Friday, September 11, 2009
My older dog, Lady, had a bad night last night. I took off from work and took her to the vet. He drew some blood work and gave her new medicine that seems to be making her feel so much better. This is good news.
Massage therapy appointment this afternoon. Thank you Barb! I am feeling a lot better than I did when I walked in this afternoon.
Stopped at KFC to bring dinner home. I'm ready to go to bed early since we did not get much sleep last night because of Lady's problems.
Have a happy Saturday.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Yesterday on my lunch hour I checked out a new store in town. DSW. A fabulous shoe store for both men and women. I bought a pair of flat gray felt boots. So cute, I cannot wait to wear them.
President Obama's speech was fabulous! It seems the 2 parties are so divided that they have forgotten why they are there. For the people...not for your party. I am almost sick of politics. I said almost. Today at lunch after going to the bank I found a shady spot and listened to the Ed Schultz show on the radio.
Michael's sister, Carol, and husband, Roger are expected to be in Spokane today. Plans for this evening is to make tacos. Weather is still behaving and staying beautiful. It is going to warm up over the weekend for the last of summer.