Friday, March 31, 2006

I have arrived!!!

Naturally at work yesterday I kept looking at the clock and counting down. They were all making fun of me but I didn't care. Surprisingly, work went rather fast. I was sure the day was going to drag on by. My GM let me leave at 3:40 instead of 4 and that was a nice head start to my getting up to the airport on time without having to rush around. It only took an hour to drive up there so that wasn't so bad. I stopped at a rest area and changed out of my work clothes. It was 65 degrees and very sunny. That made for a very nice drive. The airport was pretty busy so it was nice to have some extra time. I was shuttled over from the long term parking area and they drop you off right by your airline check in area. That was the first time I ever used "curb side check in". That was pretty nice. I didn't have to do much of anything but walk through security. I'm amazed at the stupid people that travel. Can a person really be that ignorant of what you need to do? Oh well, it was really that bad. I had and hour to sit and relax before boarding my plane that was taking me to Detroit. I was shocked when the pilot came on the intercom and said our flight would only be 20 minutes. I only had an hour overlap waiting on my flight to Washington DC. Somehow we left the airport early and lost time in the air. The Pilot came on when we were over Pittsburg and said we would be landing 10 minutes late. 10 minutes isn't a big deal, but we had no way to let anyone waiting for us know. Bob said he saw it on the board when he got to the airport. Normally I don't complain about my flights, but lastnight I felt like I was on the "childrens express". In the middle of the plane we had teenagers on a school trip to DC. Some had never flown before and were "chatty" the entire flight. In the back about 2 rows behind me was a little boy about 18 months old that wasn't happy about being on that plane and let us all know it...THE ENTIRE FLIGHT!! I was so tired from working the last few days that it took all my energry to not let that little stuff bug the hell out of me. I'm sure I was a sight when I got off that plane. I was one tired girl that's for sure.

It was so good to see Bob sitting there waiting for me. I couldn't wait to get around the gate and hug him. we took the Metro back to here. It took about an hour all together. By the time I got to lay down it was after midnight. I was soooooo tired I couldn't get much sleep at all. I think I finally fell asleep around 2am. Poor Bob, I'm sure he didn't get ANY sleep either. We're up and dressed and waiting till 10 to go into town to see the Cherry Blossoms. Had some coffee with Bob's Mom this morning. It's going to be a great day.

More than likely won't be back on here for a few days. Gonna be way too busy. I'll post pictures as soon as I get the chance after getting back home and settled in from work again.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


I haven't seen him since Christmas Day.
The last time we spent alot of time together was November.
Some may think I act like a school girl lately but I don't care about that.
All I know at this very moment is that I really miss him and I'm excited beyond words about being able to see him again and spend some good quality time together.
I'm all set and ready to go.
I just have to get this last 9.5 hour shift over with then be on my way.
I slept good lastnight.
I just wish I was still getting more sleep as I'm still pretty tired from all the things I've had to do this week.
If you could only see me smile just from thinking about getting a hug from him.

So let's see now....I'm leaving for work in one hour. I know I won't have my mind 100% on what I'm doing but I'll try. I know the day is going to fly by no matter what. I have to do a last minute check on my stuff to make sure I have it all (including my work uniform for Sunday). Wow am I ever going to be busy this weekend!! *** I pitty the fool that tries to bother me on my day off next week!! ***

For now though, it's time to get a moving and get this show on the road!!

17 hours 25 minutes till landing in Washington DC!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's nearly that time!!!!!

I got home from work last night at straight to bed and got some surprisingly good sleep in. I'm up early baking some cookies to take to Bob and to anyone else that wants to eat them. I decided to take the dog to Mom's on my way to work this morning so I can just come home from work tonight and get to bed early. Good thing I got all packed yesterday. I have no time today for much of anything. In fact, I better close this and get ready to go.

39 hours Baby!!!!!!....WooooHoooo

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Very busy next couple of days.........

I'm working today from 2pm to midnight. I work tomorrow from 10am to 8pm. After work tomorrow night I have to take the dog over to mom's so she can puppy sit for me until I return from Washington, DC. Thursday is the big day. I work from 6:30am till 4pm then it's straight up to Cleveland for the airport. Leaving at 6:53pm (stopping in Detroit) then arriving in DC at 10:23pm. Once there I believe it's about 45 minutes back to Bob's. So yeah, I'm going to on the move and not alot of time for rest. I have laundry to catch up today before work and already have a load started. Thank goodness I don't have alot to do. I also have to get completely packed today since it doesn't appear I'll have time to squeeze that in any other day. It's easy to pack when you don't need alot. In between doing all the stuff I need to get done, I have to pay lots of attention to the dog. How is it that they sense something is going on. He hangs at my heels nearly every move I make. Room to room, the dog is right behind me. I nearly tripped over him already this morning. I feel bad that he's alone so much as it is. Alteast while he's at Mom's he'll have her little dog to play with. (When he's not sitting in her recliner staring at the front door waiting for me to come through it like he did in November when I was on vacation with Bob).

Now it's time to see if bob's up and say good morning to him before he heads off to work himself for the day. I'm sure he has tons to get accomplished as well before I get there and hold him hostage from working for 2 days...hehehe.

****Current CountDown****
63 hours 53 minutes till Landing in Washington DC!!!!

Monday, March 27, 2006's Monday already!!!

All that really means to me at this point is that I get to work a day shift...(and I'm getting done early today). I have alot to get done around here before I leave on Thursday. WoooHooo that's just in a couple days now!! (Bare with me here as it's only 6:20 in the morning and I've only been awake for 15 minutes after working 11 hours lastnight!!). Today is going to be a piece of cake and be over before I know it. I like those kind of days. So, I'd better start getting ready so I can get this one over with.

**** Current Countdown****

88 hours till landing in Washington DC!!!!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sharing some funtimes

The grand kids were over for a little while this morning so Heather could take her treadmill over to her house with my truck. I told her I'd watch the kids but not help move that heavy We had a little bit of fun and I thought I'd share.

Now it's off to the shower so I can get ready to go to work till midnight.

****Current Countdown****
106 hours!!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

What a day!!!

Very long day today. Scheduled to work from 6:30 to 4pm and I'm just now getting home. I almost had to go back in tonight and close up. We lost one of our assistant managers. She quit lastnight with no notice. Thank goodness the the other restaurant across town had someone available to close for us. I had to reassue Bob this morning that this won't affect my leaving thursday. I'm really glad this girl is out of there too. She's a trouble maker. Every place usually has one of those. My guess is now for the next few weeks to a month my schedules are going to be really messy until we get a replacement. Guess I'll have to wait and see how things go.

I'm glad to be home now. I rented a movie that I saw previews to called "Yours, Mine & Ours". It has Dennis Quaid and Renee Rouso in it. Something about they meet, fall in love and get married and each already has like 8 kids so there is 16 kids all together. It's a comedy because I guess the kids try everything they can think of to break these guys up. I'm thinking this is probably a remake of some older movie. Anyway, I'm about to curl up on the sofa with my blankey and see if it's any good.

124 hours 23 minutes till landing in Washington DC!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Check this out!!!

I'm so excited about Bob and I's upcoming get together that I just have to share yet another event that we are going to do. Next Saturday the 1st of April we are going here for a dinner cruise on the Potomac. It's going to be one classy date!!! I've never been on a dinner cruise and I'm really looking forward to it. I even bought a new skirt and blouse today!! Believe it or not my new blouse is pink. I don't own anything This is going to be a fun filled and very busy weekend for us. We'll more than likely take his Mother down to the Cherry Blossom festivities on Friday. She needs to get out and she would really enjoy doing that. I get to meet a couple that Bob is good friends with on Saturday. I'm sure we'll spend some good quality socializing time together with them.

I know that by the time I get back to Ohio, I'm going to be one tired girl that's for sure. It's all worth it to me. We'll be sure to get as many pictures to share as possible.

150 Hours 38minutes till landing in Washington DC!!

157 hours and 53 minutes

Mind boggling questions

Here are a few things to think about that you probably have never
thought about:

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. . but it's only a
"penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were
buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would
be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake
up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in
binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to
see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a
horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song
about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a
coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but
don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
They're both dogs!

If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why
didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere,
but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad
at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the

Thursday, March 23, 2006

181 hours 23 minutes as of 9am this morning.......

You didn't think I forgot the countdown did you?? Why of course not!!

I didn't sleep good at all lastnight and I sure wish I knew why. Guess it doesn't really matter. I have a hard time getting motivated. There are things I want to get done and get started on but getting moving on them just doesn't seem to be happening. That makes me upset with myself. I want to take the dog for a walk. I hate the cold and have no desire to get out there in it. That I know is pure laziness. I want to get started on some crunches but can't seem to get started. Again, lazy. I want to wake up one morning to discover that I've lost 40 pounds but we all know THAT'S not gonna happen anytime soon if I keep being lazy. So what will it take to motivate me? Wish I knew that answer. I thought it would be knowing the fact that Bob has lost so much wieght since our vacation back in November....(Good job too Honey). I don't want him to wiegh less than me, yet I haven't gotten busy yet. I posted earlier about not being happy with my body. I'm not. For a woman that is only 5' 4" in hieght I shouldn't be 175 lbs. There, I put it out there for all the world to see how heavy I am at the moment. I have the worst yo-yo effect with my wieght. I can loose wieght fast and easy once I get motivated to do something about it. I have before. My heaviest wieght was back in 1981 when I wieghed in at the hospital to give birth to my son. I was 200 lbs. (he was 10 pounds 4 ounces at birth). I lost wieght that year but stopped at around 165. I bounce back and forth alot between 165 and 180. The year 1992 I was 198 lbs and totally discussed with myself. Alot of my wieght gain was the fact that i was going through a nasty bitter divorce and I'd let myself go. I joined FormU3 wieghtloss that year and got my wieght down to 140 pounds in 6 months. I kept that off for nearly 2 years. I'm one of those people that hate food believe it or not. I never eat "right". I am an impulsive eater most of the time. I eat when I'm bored or sad or angry. The worst thing I do is just plain not eat. I know that when I do that, my body thinks it's starving and stores everything to fat. No wonder it's hard as hell to loose it the next time I try. When Bob and I first met in person I was down to 154 pounds. Shortly there after I changed jobs. That in itself was stressful. I had just up and quit and walked away from one job and was unemployed for a almost 2 months before getting the one I have now. Being a restaurant manager, I get "free" meals. That is so bad for someone like myself. When I first started there I was eating all kinds of different dishes. Too much greasy food and fries. It's no wonder I'm where I am now. For the past 4 or 5 months now I have been watching what I have been eating. Trying to stay away from fatty stuff and drinking lots of water and juice. I love my white grape juice. I swear I'm addicted to it. Now I'm drinking "light" white grape juice. In my house there is very little here that has fat in it and I'm now watching the cholesteral intake on the food labels. I just haven't found that motivation to get "phyically" active. I know Bob thought he pissed me off this morning from a statement he made. He jsut tries to encourage me and I know that. I'm just too sensitive at times. I get pissed at myself not others for trying to help me out. I hate to see myself naked because I see every roll and extra part the clothes hide. I thought if I took some photos I would look at them and get inspired to do something about it. Nope. I tried it and got depressed because I let myself get abck to this wieght. My sister says she has a wieght problem but I don't see it. I'm sure it has alot to do with her teen years and things that were said to her. Probably a few boyfriends said stuff hurtfull too. I don't have that. I'm my own worst enemy here. I ridicule myself thinking I can over come the laziness needed to actually do something. I'm taking my multi vitamins and calcium now like a good girl and eating stuff that is good for me. That's a huge start. Now I need to get active. I know I can do it.

Honey, if you're reading this...I'm sorry I snapped this morning. There was nothing wrong with your reminder and I'll try my hardest not to be so sensitive. It's do or die time for me now. I can't have my body getting so bad the doctor calls to tell me to exercise. I know that even though my cholesteral was a mere 201 when they want to see it at 100 to 199 isn't that bad. I'm sure it was worse about 6 to 8 months ago and that's what worries me. So, bare with me as I just might change the entire format of my blog to a diet journal of sorts. I have to try something!!! What I have been doing hasn't been doing me any good.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Happy HNT

I was having a girlie moment today and decided to paint my toenails. Something I RARELY do. I don't like my feet, as I personally feel they are quite the most unattractive part of my body. So why you may ask am I sharing them this week? Well, it's like this...... I haven't been feeling to fond of my body lately and even though I feel my feet are not pretty at all, they are the only part of my body I feel the most comfortable sharing. It was look at my feet or I skip HNT all together this week.

I've started being more aware of what I eat again. I got a call from the doctor's office the other day that my cholesteral level was slightly elevated and I needed to go on a fat free diet while watching my consumption of cholesteral. Oh yea!! So that's why you only get to see me feet this week.

Go here to see more HNT goodies. Have you shared your HNT photo yet??

197 hours and 23 minutes (as of 5pm today)

Yes the countdown continues....(insert really huge smile).

Spent a few hours with Mother today on my day off. I now have a headache the size of New Hampshire!!. Oh don't get me wrong, I love my Mom and it's not a chore to spend anytime with her. It's just that her hearing aids are on the blink and she's only wearing one so EVERYTHING has to be loud as hell for her to hear it. I think I've always been a loud talker, but anymore when I'm with her, I drive myself crazy at how loud I have to be. It seems that for awhile now she has been without her right hearing aide. I asked her today when she was ever going to get a new one and she sat there and told me that she wasn't because she couldn't afford the price they want. Now this reasoning on her part stems from 2 things. #1 My Dad constantly saying how expensive stuff is and that they could never afford to pay what the doctors they don't go. #2 It's partly her age bracket. Older people that have had to struggle and scape hang on the every cent they have thinking they just can't afford what they need. I had to sit there and think before I spoke to her because I didn't want to come across bossy or something to make her feel belittled...(she vulnerable like that from years and years of verbal abuse). I explained to her that she pays for PrimeTime Insurance and that's what you have it for. She honestly thought that hearing aids was something this insurance wouldn't think of paying since Medicare doesn't. I made her give me her Health Care book and looked it up. Turns out she has a $25 c0-pay and that they will pay $500 toward one hearing aid and exam every 36 months. (provided you stay in the network of doctors) I looked it up and found the doctor that did my sinus surgery 6 years ago also does audiology exams. I pretty sure they will allow her to make payments. I made her an appointment for next wednesday the 29th at 10am. She was amazed at how easy that was. After getting that settled I took her to her foot doctor appointment. Every 12 weeks he checks her crooked toes out and trims her toenails and scraps off a calus from the ball of her left foot. (eww I know). I took her down to my daughter's hair salon and Heather washed and cut Mom's hair. I have no clue why my Mom keeps her hair so short. I swear it's not even a 1/4 of an inch long all over. But that's the way she likes it. We browsed through Walmart and she picked up a few things. What a perfect opportunity for me to grab a new outfit for my up coming trip. After all it's Spring and I'm going to Washington DC!!! New clothes should be a must not an (dammit that sounded so girlie...where'd that come from??)

Anyway, that was my day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

where we'll be staying

thought someone may be interested that we're gonna stay at the Americana Hotel on saturday evening apr 1st...and no its not an april fools joke...jan doesnt even know this yet hehe...we had talked about staying at the crystal city marriot but this place was recommended to me by a friend that has stayed there alot....jan has an early flight back to ohio that morning(6:30am) so thought it would save us some time that morning being closer to the airport...being that is also the nite we turn the clocks ahead so we're losing an hour as it is
we will be spending most the day sat admiring the ">Cherry Blossoms on the tidal basin and participating in any festivites that may be going on .
as you can not as adept as my jan at being clever and efficient in posting these links, however thought some of you may be interested in what all the fuss is about
my son Bill(USMC) is currently stationed in Taqaddum, iraq....about 13 miles from buddy at the state dept sez things have quieted down there for now but its still a "hotspot"....Bill is doing what he was trained to do....set up communications(phone and internet) for those who need thats a relief of sorts for the time bein...however he is already talking about extending his tour for 5 more months "for the money"..sheesh kids have no clue how much parents worry do countdown is at 195 days til he is outta there unless he extends after his leave
adios mi amigos y amigas

****crapola...i messed up her blog....think ill run and hide ...****

And they wonder why we don't gladly get this done....soo True!!!

For years and years they told me,
> Be careful of your breasts.
> Don't ever squeeze or bruise them.
> And give them monthly tests.
> So I heeded all their warnings,
> And protected them by law.
> Guarded them very carefully,
> And I always wore my bra.
> After 30 years of astute care,
> My gyno, Dr Pruitt,
> Said I should get a Mammogram
> "OK," I said, "let's do it."
> "Stand up here real close" she said,
> (She got my boob in line),
> "And tell me when it hurts," she said,
> "Ah yes! Right there, that's fine.
> "She stepped upon a pedal,
> I could not believe my eyes!
> A plastic plate came slamming down,
> My hooters in a vise!
> My skin was stretched and mangled,
> From underneath my chin.
> My poor boob was being squashed,
> To Swedish Pancake thin.
> Excruciating pain I felt,
> Within it's viselike grip.
> A prisoner in this vicious thing,
> My poor defenseless tit!
> "Take a deep breath," she said to me,
> Who does she think she's kidding?!?
> My chest is mashed in this machine,
> And woozy I am getting.
> "There, that's good," I heard her say,
> (The room was slowly swaying.)
> "Now, let's have a go at the other one.
> "Have mercy, I was praying.
> It squeezed me from both up and down,
> It squeezed me from both sides.
> I'll bet SHE'S never had this done,
> To HER tender little hide.
> Next time that they make me do this,
> I will request a blindfold
> I have no wish to see again,
> My knockers getting steam rolled.
> If I had no problem when I came in,
> I surely have one now.
> If there had been a cyst in there,
> It would have gone "ker-pow!
> "This machine was created by a man,
> Of this, I have no doubt.
> I'd like to stick his balls in there,
> And, see how THEY come out!
> Breast Cancer Awareness... Go have those boobs checked out and stay
> Pass the message on to your mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts,
> friends, --- and even your enemies. Because the WORST enemy is Breast
> Cancer!!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Finally I can start counting down....

My weekend request was approved!! I'll be leaving Thursday night for Washington,D.C. to see My Bob!!! Now all we have to do it get this flight booked. The price went up but I'd rather fly there than drive when my time is limited. So in "approximately" 87 hours I'll get to see Bob!! (Unless I'm too tired to count). Plane leaves Cleveland at 6:53pm Thursday and arrives in Washington around 10:23 pm or close to it. It will be a great weekend and I can't wait. I'll really dread Sunday morning when I'll have to leave and come back. Just have to enjoy the time together to the fullest. (something we never have trouble doing). I'll have a smile on my face all week now.

So yeah I'm an idiot...a tired one too...add a week to that 87 hours because I'm not leaving till the 30th....LOL

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I am really tired of this thing today!!!!

Ever have one of those days where it takes every ounce of energy you have NOT to throw your computer out the window? Well, ok, maybe it's not THAT bad. Just irritating as hell when you are trying to do something on here and it either freezes up on you or you get a window that pops up telling you yahoo browser has detected that you signed out and will now close in an unusual way. Before you know it Internet Explorer is shut down and you have just lost anything you were doing!! I'm positive my computer needs reformatted at the least. I know it needs a battery because the date and time are always wrong. Like right now it says that it's 9:50pm yesterday. I get tired of resetting that so I leave it alone. I have dumped cookies and offline files. I have defragged. I tried to do a disk cleanup yesterday but it never finished. Everything just froze so I hit cancel and said to hell with it. I wish I knew more about computers so I could work on this myself. I have ran virus scans and it says nothing is here. I'm clueless. I'm too lazy to sit here all day and find spyware programs to run. Maybe that's part of the problem I don't know. It does seem to me though, that ever since SBC merged with AT&T, that I have been having thid trouble. Another thing that happens is I'll get some big window that says a new internet connection has been found. I leave it for a private computer rather than click on "for home" because how do I know this isn't someone or something trying to hack into my computer. I do enough on here that stuff like that make me cautious. I tried earlier to post some thoughts but was shut down so I went and cleaned my apartment some and hung a shelf and some pictures on the walls. Now I'm back and just venting I guess. My time is so limited on Sundays since I have to leave by 1pm to get to work. I close every Sunday and do inventory with my GM. I hate that I work every Sunday night. The only sunday I didn't work was back in November when Bob and I took our vacation. Oh well, I consider this my "be patient and wait" job. I won't always be doing this so I'll stick it out till the time comes when I'll be happy doing something somewhere else. The way things are progressing, I'm hoping it won't be that much more longer before things change.
At any rate, I'm done complaining for the day. Now it's time to start getting ready for work.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Met the new doctor yesterday..........

Such a long day for me yesterday....well it was to me anyway. Ended up working nearly 10 and 1/2 hours then had enough time to come home and clean up a bit then drive another 20 minutes to my Doctor's office. Same office I had been going to for the past 18 years. Only the 2 doctors that were there retired back in January. 3 new doctors took over the practice. The one I met yesterday was very nice and personable and if I didn't know better, I swear he thinks I'm just a crazy goof. (Hush Bob) I was telling the Doctor about these "bumps", "Knots" or whatever you want to call them that I get now and then. He said they were indeed cysts. I showed him the one that is on my leg, but that one doesn't bother me or hurt. When he felt the one on my head and was feeling all around it, I about jumped off the table. He says..."it's just a benign cycst and if you can leave it alone nothing needs to be done". Well, I reminded him that I was there because it's driving me crazy and that it's so sensitive that when I lay on my pillow it hurts. He said he could drain it. That would require a small amount of my hair to be shaved off around the area then he would have to slice it and drain it. However, in a month or maybe a few, it would be back. Well that seemed like a waste to me. That and the fact of having to do that again just didn't appeal to me. So, my other alternative is to have this removed. He doesn't do removals. He's sending me to a Plastic Surgeon that will shave about a 50 cent size of my hair away (which doesn't make me happy) and cut a bigger space to remove the cyst then stitch it up. Now I have to call my insurance company to make sure this procedure is covered. Not so sure why it's a Plastic Surgeon doing it. If this thing didn't hurt or wasn't itchy and casuing me to scratch at it, I'd just learn to live with it. I asked him if my diet or lack of good eating let's say, had anything to do with why I get these. He said no. Some people's bodies just grow them. He said someone in my family may have had them. Well no one that I know of grew knots on their body. Gloria? Anyone you know of that does or did? They drew blood yesterday too. He says it's been a long time since I've had my blood tested. Darn new doctor had that thick ass file of mine and knew that it's been 6 years since my last mammogram too. Yeah, yeah, I'll make an appointment for that too. Along with that "other" exam I love so much. NOT! Don't worry Bob, I'll go to the appointments I promise. Trust me if you got poked and swabbed like I will you would put it off for years at a time too!!! I'll admit that as uncomfortable as these appointments are, I'd rather get that done than go to the dentist. I can't even remember the last time I was at the dentist!

All in all I like the new doctor. He has good bedside manor and is way easy to understand and talk to. So I'm liking the change so far. He told me the dry itchy skin on my eyelid was from a vitamin deficency(sp) and that I need to be taking a multi vitamin once a day. Yeah, ok. Sheesh. I just hate taking stuff. I stopped on my way home and bought a big bottle of them. This morning like a good girl, I took my calcium tablet and my multi vitamin. Damn ass horse pills is what they are. Seriously, do they need to be that big!!?? Do I sound like a whiner today or what. Wow. I better sign off on this and get started making some phone calls. I'm just glad I signed up for the insurance or I wouldn't be doing any of this.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Happy St Paddy's HNT (early)

I had to post early since I have to be at work early in the morning. Happy HNT Shamrock style
She's tired when she lays down for the night.
Hoping she falls instantly to sleep.
The new "dream catcher" seems to be working.
She hasn't had any bad or weird dreams and sleeps through till morning.
No alarm needed for her.
Why would she when she has "him".
He stirs.
He whines a bit.
He creeeps up beside her.
He stares at her.
He yawns with that whimper thing he does.
When none of that awakens her, he uses his cold wet nose.
She stirs now that something cold and wet has touched her cheek.
She opens her eyes to see "him" staring at her.
He feels successful.
The tail starts to wag.
The whinning increases.
She looks up at him as he stands staring down at her.
She tells him to go lay down.
He nudges her yet again.
Alright already.
She's up, he excited over his victory and runs for the stairs.
He stops to make sure she's following.
She's not.
She's still sitting on the edge of the bed trying to remember she's human.
He jumps back on the bed and wiggles his body in excitement that she's awake.
She shoves him off.
Tired and not all the way awake she follows him down the stairs.
It's cold outside and had snowed during the night.
She's glad he didn't take long.
She makes it back upstairs to find him back in the bed and under the covers.
She thinks to herself how not fair all that just was.
Needing to be up for the day she leaves him alone.
Fully awake now, she gets started on her day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Found the PERFECT Flight!!!!! (leaving on thursday the 30th)

Cleveland (CLE)
Depart 6:53 pm to Detroit (DTW)
Arrive 8:00 pm

Duration: 1hr 7mn
Flight: 3499

Detroit (DTW)
Depart 9:04 pm
Terminal EM to Washington DC (DCA)
Arrive 10:23 pm
Duration: 1hr 19mn
Flight: 1585

Sun 2-Apr-06

Washington DC (DCA)
Depart 6:30 am
Terminal A to Detroit (DTW)
Arrive 8:06 am
Duration: 1hr 36mn
Flight: 223

Detroit (DTW)
Depart 10:20 am
Terminal EM to Cleveland (CLE)
Arrive 11:20 am 93 mi
(150 km)
Duration: 1hr 0mn
Flight: 3098

Here's the problem with this picture.......... I have to work Thursday (more than likely) from 6:30am to 4pm (my usual schedule). From work it's a one hour and 15 minute drive to the cleveland airport.....(could cause a problem of being late for my flight out). On Sunday I work from 2:30pm to 11:30pm.....(factor in the one hour and 15 minute drive back from the airport) and I run the risk of being late for work...(which I could really care less about at this point, but still a potential problem). I could just say screw it and drive the 6 hours and see if it costs the same in gas. I wouldn't leave Thursday after my shift for 2 reasons....#1) I don't see as well at night anymore.....#2) I'm not sure I could stay awake for that long. (once it gets dark and I'm driving, my body tends to get sleepy). I could leave Friday morning and easily get there before noon and then just leave Sunday morning no later than 7am and still make it to work on time. (Yes I have done that driving before and went straight to work). It all hits me the next day but it's sooooooooo worth it to me. The other problem with this is that I can't just purchase this flight until I find out for sure that I have the requested days off. I'm positive by the time she lets me know, the price for this flight will no longer be available. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though. I will get there one way or another.
**** Will be so nice when the time comes that Bob and I don't have to worry about "arranging" dates to be together**** I'm looking forward to the days that the only flights I'll need to be looking up will be ones to come back and visit my family members or for vacations with Bob.

Monday, March 13, 2006

I need a good foot massage......

Arms, legs and back would be nice too. I'm really tired from the weekend and today. Work was hectic!! I have tomorrow night to go before I'm off on Wednesday. I actually brought home papers to go over to find the problem areas in our food cost. Some things just don't add up. Oh well....not talking about that here.

I managed to make myself a doctor's appointment for Thursday afternoon. It's not till 6pm and I have to work all day right up till then...sheesh...I get no rest. I have a small "bump" or "lump"...(whatever you want to call it) on the left side of my head. It feels like a marbel and it itches alot. It even hurts a little bit when I lay my head on my pillow. I'm thinking it's a cyst. I have these "knots" if you will that appear now and then on my legs that feel the same way. They go away eventually so I never really worry about them. This one is just annoying and I find myself scratching the area around it to relieve the itching. I told them at the doctor's office that I need my right eyelid looked at also. For a long while now I've had a small patch or really dry itchy skin. Now here lately it's been "cracking" just in the crease of my eyelid. Talk about hurt. Yes, I find myself scratching at that too. I feel like I'm a mess anymore. My poor body is tired. I think I'm just past due for some good old fashion T.L.C..

Speaking of that, it looks like I may indeed get the last weekend of the month off (well Friday the 31st and Saturday the 1st) to go to Washington, DC to see my Bob and the Cherry Blossom festivities. I spoke to my GM yesterday and she doesn't think it will be a problem. WoooHooo...I'm so excited. Hopefully before that happens Bob will be coming over here for a visit. Things are coming together for him nicely and he'll be able to get away once in awhile for visits. Poor guy works himself too hard. He has been working nearly 7 days aweek between the 3 housing projects he's working on in his neighborhood. Been doing it now since September. He and I both need a good break. The developments are moving along nicely for us and one of these days we won't have to be apart and try to figure out when one or both of us can get away to spend the time together we need. Soon enough I'll be able to post about it all. Just not now.

I think I have a nice hot shower calling me at the moment so I can relax for the night.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Foggy morning.

This is a view from my bathroom window. Normally I can see down the road. This is not near as thick of fog that there was when I let Cerebus out this morning at 6:30. At that time I couldn't even see the neighbor's house. Yesterday the temperature rose to about 57º here and rained nearly all day. (Welcome to Spring in Ohio). This morning it was only 35º and it's suppose to get up to about 61º and have more rain. What a lovely forecast. Waking up to fog isn't bad when you have the morning off and don't have to drive in it. I bet it would be awesome to see if you lived in a different setting too. Like say having some woods in your back yard. Living in the city and having foggy mornings looks weird. It's even sort of spooky since you can't even see the houses just a few feet up the road.

Now here's the view from my front window looking up the other street. There are some pretty tall houses on this street and you can't even see the rooftops. I'm thinking of taking the dog for a walk and perhaps this time take my camera along. Would be interesting to see what photos I can come up with. "Fog in the City"...Hmmmm. Yep, that's what I'll go do. Better get a move on before those thunderstorms they are predicting come along. Then before I know it, it will be time to get ready for work later.

Have a great weekend. What's the weather like in your area today?


I should have tried to do this earlier when it was still really foggy out. I hopped in the truck and came down to the Monuement Park to see what I could photograph here. I couldn't believe the amount of people and cars out already. Guess I'm not the only one with Cabin Fever....LOL. I tried to stop and take a picture further away but the "older gentleman" in the car behind me didn't think that was a good idea and proceeded to let me know by the "sound" of his horn...sheesh. The cooler picture would have been where you could barely see the Mckinely Monuement but this will have to do.

I tried to go downtown and get a picture but the sun was beating me. I stopped by the Stark County District Library to get a picture showing the fog downtown but it doesn't look so foggy now. Dammit. It was a good idea though and I'll have to remember this for the next time we have a foggy morning. Normally you can see all the buildings all the way downtown from here and you still can't. I just think I could have gotten better pictures. Maybe next time.

Friday, March 10, 2006

You know you grew up in the 80's if.......

1. You ever ended a sentence with the word "SIKE."

2. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and can do the


3. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly

4. Two words: Hammer Pants.

5. You made your Mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt
in a knot on the side.

6. You wore stone washed Jordashe jean jackets and were proud of it.

7. LA Gear....need I say more?

8. You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the
Ramona Quimby books.

9. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON WAX OFF."

10. You ever wore fluorescent clothing (some of us head to toe)

11. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose
fell off and his cheeks shifted

12. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after a sentence.

13. You ever owned a pair of Jelly Shoes (and probably in Neon colors,

14. After you saw Pee Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying, "I know
you are but what am I."

15. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"

16. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline

17. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.

18. You have played Skip-It.

19. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.

20. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.

21. "Don't worry, be happy."

22. You wore, like EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top

23. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do).

24. You remember boom boxes.

25. You remember ALF the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

26. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.

27. You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART."

28. You just sang those words to yourself.

29. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird. Oh will never be
that good again.

30. Homemade Levi shorts....the shorter the better.

31. You remember when mullets were cool.

32. You had a mullet! (Doug Ellis, this one's for you)

33. You still sing "We are the World."

34. You tight rolled your jeans.

35. You owned a banana clip.

36. You remember, "Where's the Beef?"

37. You used to say, "What you talking bout Willis?"

38. You had big hair and you knew how to use it

39. You're still singing, "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART" in your head
aren't you??

Pass this on to all of your friends who grew up in the 80's! ROCK

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Pics from babysitting yesterday....

He is such a joy to have around. When he laughs, he seems happy and let me tell you this little guy can sleep!!! He even snores. It's kinda cute now because he's so little. Hope that's something that doesn't stay with him....LOL. He went back to daycare today.

If you take a real close look at the second picture, you'll notice a small growth in his mouth. He has an appointment with a specialist on March 23rd to let Heather know exactly what it is and whether or not it needs removed. When he was born it was itty bitty and shaped like a tiny cone. It is now larger and although his pediatrican isn't worried, he's sending him to a specialist for it. I'll keep this updated after I know more about it.

I'm hoping for a day soon that Heather and the kids and I all have the day off and the weather cooperates so I can play photographer and photograph them all together maybe outside. My son bought me a tripod for my 35mm camera and I haven't put it to use yet. Stayed tuned for those updates.

For now though, I think I'll take Cerebus for a walk before it rains again.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Reflecting on a memory

The view was breath taking.
There was no noise.
All that could be heard were the sounds of Nature.
A few birds nearby.
Water from a creek below.
The slight rustle of the earth as tiny creatures scurried about.
I remember that day alone, in the woods so long ago it seems.
Nearly 7 years ago now.
It was a relaxing drive.
A productive day of photography.
I relish in the memories made from those pictures.
Tuolumne River it was called.
A peaceful afternoon with just myself and nature all around.
One of these days I'll get those photos to share.
For now, I'm just relfecting.
Waiting for a change in scenery.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Just Imagine...............

That's the name of the video clip I watched first. This woman is amazing!!!! Click here to watch her turn sand into art. It's the most amazing thing I think I've seen. The music in the background is awesome as well. I recieved this in an email and had to share.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Happy News all the time

Are you tired of the news articles being depressing most of the time? Well so am I. I found a really cool news sight called . I encourage you to check it out to see what all the good news is that we may have been missing out on.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

It's addicting....I'll warn you now!!!!

My friend Fraidy posted this link in a community group I go to and I thought I'd share it with you. My score for today is 64. I was doing pretty good until I got to hole #17. Damn ball just kept rolling backwards. Naturally the computer counts EVERY stroke you make...sheesh. Let me know how well you did.

*** I take no responsibilty for any addictions that may occur after you visit that link***

Thursday, March 02, 2006

He's such a good baby

Spent yesterday and all of today with Isaac. He's such a good baby and he feels and looks so much better now. I thought I'd share some of him with you.

How's that for a happy face!!!!!

Cerebus just wanted some attention too. How can you resist that face??? I had to play tug - o -war with him for a little bit. I'll tell you this much about my dog....he does get a little jealous, but all he does is go and get his toy. He NEVER tries to go near the baby. Oh he sniffs him when we let him, but he's so cool with Isaac. I've had dogs my entire life and I know that they love attention so it's normal to be jealous if they feel left out. After I played with him for a few minutes, he went and laid down. Can't ask for more than that. I took a mini video with him today on my digital camera. I wonder if I post that here, would it play.....hmmmmm.... only one way to find out. Well, it wouldn't load up. It was taking too long to decide so I closed it. I'll have to figure that out. In the mean's bed time over here.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

He's on his way....

He was promoted to Lance Corporal before departing today for Iraq. Today has been a hard day for someone very special to me and I couldn't be there for him. My heart goes out to him as his son leaves to serve our country. He is scheduled for return on October 2nd of this year. I'm not sure how large his unit is that was deployed to go over there. They will all be in my thoughts and prayers daily.