Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I hate spiders. They completely freak me out. I am getting ready to go to bed and my cat- my baby- coughs something up, like a hair ball. He ate a HUMUNGO spider.....Eeeeewwww and out it came.... Eeeeeewwwww...Not sure if he'll be getting any kitty kisses anytime soon.

Sorry I had to share, Jim would kill me if I woke him up to tell him that.... lol

Goodnight :)

Here she is all shiny and new....

I got some wheels..........Now where should I go??

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I'm getting a new car (well new to me) Monday!! We spent alittle more and the mileage was a teeny bit more than we wanted-but its very nice-well kept- and the dealer who is selling it to us sold Jim his first car back in 1998. I was beginning to think that I would have to settle on the color and this one is blue like I wanted. We were going to look at a beige one same year alittle less money, but this one was loaded all the goodies and was blue. So I am happy. I'll take pics Monday and show off my new used 200__ _______!!

My Mommy bought these for me....so cool. I need to find the Edward box!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Please visit my bloggy friend Becky over at The Branches she's a wonderful blog designer!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to me!!

I can't believe it was a year ago. So many things have changed. My condo sold. We moved to the "country". It seems like just yesterday. I've met so many wonderful people. Thank you. I know I have been quiet, but I have been reading your blogs. I am so glad to have met you all!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tomorrow is my blogoversary- I can't believe it....I feel like we should have a party!!

We're still looking at used cars, what a PITA! Last night I drove a car that I like, it wasn't something I thought I would like but it was nice. They were such weasels! They raised the price and tried to get us to go up higher than what we were looking for. When I got home I checked their website and saw the car and what it was listed as....they only came down like $500. I was so irritated. I understand how the world works, I realize they want to make money BUT COME ON.

We are off to look at a few more tonight. We're beginning to think we need to raise our price a little more so we can get what we want. So confused. Buying a new car is so much easier.

Wish us luck. I want two cars again!! I miss being able to just go wherever I want. I want my wheels back.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been so MIA lately... I am just sooooo spent. The end of the school year is stressing me, I can't decide whether I want to do the Co-director thing again... The teachers keep reinforcing why I don't wanna do it-long story- I wish I could post all about it, but with privacy etc ... But I may end up doing it!!

I got my Twilight dvd Saturday, but I haven't watched it all the way. Just haven't had the time. My MIL's surprise party was Sunday and that was fun. She was surprised and everyone had a nice time.

We are going to look at another car tomorrow night, Jim test drove it today. Hopefully it'll work out and we may have a second car by this weekend.

The weather is warmer some days and then the next it is freezing- It snowed here Sunday for a bit. I missed it since I was at the party in the "city" but people here told me I missed the flurries.

I want spring. I want a vacation. I want a drink!! :) Hope everyone is doing well....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If there ever was a time....

for the bloggy network to help, now is the time.

Please send prayers and strong vibes to my friend April, her hubby Big D and their precious little Hunter. They could use all the positive, healthy, strong vibes they can get. The next 24 hours will be very difficult for them.

Ahhh its so nice out!!

Emily and I just spent an hour outside clearning old leaves.....Of course now I am wondering was it too soon? I found bulbs popping....are they ok now without leaves covering them? Well here are my pics....


not sure what to do with this ugly bucket, but that it is a huge eye sore...maybe fill it in with plants?


A change is coming

Spring is coming.....

Everything is waking up.....
I did some yard work yesterday, not much, but some. I am planning on heading out there soon to do some more. I have no idea where to start. I have never gardened at all. I have a book learn to garden, my Mother-in-law- a avid gardener bought for me. Emily is loving it and helped so much, I need to head out and get her some kid tools.
All you gardeners, any tips, suggestions? Any advice welcome! I want to plant some veggies and misc plants and flowers. Seeds? plants? roses? Hydrangea? lilacs?
Also, some more change... My hubby had a breakfast meeting with the VP from the company who owns his office and many changes are coming to his office and ALL GOOD!! Some of the changes might be GREAT for us!! Keep your fingers crossed.
So far...Loving the changes coming my way!!!!
oh and I plan on taking some pics while I am outside. There are some major problem spots, get your thinking caps on...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Emily had an interesting question for me this morning.

Emily-"Mommy, how can you tell if a cat is a boy or a girl?"

Me-" It's hard to tell, but sometimes the vet can tell you"

Emily- "Mommy, how did the Doctor know I was a girl?"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's over....

Thank God!!

It's coming to an end. I had PMS, probably for the first time ever. It was a doozy. I have never felt that way before. But it is over. I did get my period and although I am still in a hormonal induced coma,I am no longer looking to injur anyone.

Today I did some shopping and had a great sandwich with my cousin. We were both having a slow motion kind of a day. After shopping for a few bargains we got some coffee and headed home to chatted it up.

It was a nice day!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Stress Part 2

UGH!! Double UGH!!

First of all I must thank chele for the chocolate suggestion....Yesterday I was losing my mind. I never felt that way. I was losing my patience with Emily, more than normal. I had a few pimples and was starting to connect the dots-no not on my face LOL. I think I was experiencing some sort of PMS. While having pcos I struggle with irregular cycles. Since having Em I have become some what normal...so maybe I am getting symptoms too. Well after a much need text convo with Chele....she suggested chocolate (not a huge fan-weird I know) I grabbed some cadbury milk chocolate eggs (thank god easter is coming) and it helped some. Maybe it was all in my head, I didn't care I felt a little better.

Today, I was doing well until I received an email. Seriously I wanted to scream. This person asked me if I was keeping things confidential that needed to confidential....seriously. Then she said....don't get me wrong I know you are.....(ok why ask then)....then she says I know you and so and so are friends.....but I wanna make sure this "issue" isn't about more than what I know about.

HELLO!!! are we ten????? I am not responding... I don't know what to do.

Michele I am eating my chocolate eggs...........

Thursday, March 5, 2009


My VOLUNTEER position as a co-director at Emily's school has been stressing me lately. My partner is driving me batty. We are such opposites that I find it difficult to work with her. She seems to oppose everything, like it is a reflex. I know deep inside she has good intentions for the school. Emily most likely will remain in preschool another year, being a fall baby. So I would consider doing this job again. But I don't think I can do it with her. I sometimes worry that she could find this blog and read it. But I need to vent. I've tried so hard, to make it work. For the most part we've (or should I say I) learned each other's ways. I am a rule follower and believe other people should be as well. I am an easy going person and can go with the flow, but when it comes to running a business I believe going with the flow isn't always the best policy. Thank you for listening. I just needed to vent a bit. There are only a few months left before we have to decide who will be on the executive board next year. Can I survive??

One thing that drives me crazy about here is scheduling a time to do something. I am usually the flexible one. It always about what works for her timing wise. She just called to try and reschedule a meeting and wanted to have me meet with her and take Emily along. I am so like NO, Emily is always going to these meetings. I am not taking her to a meeting tonight with 5 adults-3 of which are her teachers- how productive would that be. UGH. Not sure why this is bothering me so much lately. Hoping it is PMS.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A present for me

I love photography.
I love cameras.
I bought a new camera!!
Its so small I can take it everywhere. I love my Kodak Z740 digital camera but it is a bit bigger. It takes great shots. But I don't always have it with me. I love that this one I can take on field trips and just put it in my pocket to hold some one's hand. I own a film SLR and love it. I am dying to get a digital SLR. I had a tough deciding which to buy now. But in the end I have a SLR, so I wanted to get the tiny camera!! The fact that it was available in purple made me so excited. I even spent a little more just to get the purple one. I can't wait to play.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Communication is dying

It bothers me. I see teens doing it, always texting someone. I am guilty, I text too. I actually prefer email myself. But, if I have something important to say I call someone or talk in person.

I was cc'd on a few emails yesterday. It was ridiculous. These two people who I have to deal with often, they can't stand each other. They both annoy me for different reasons. But I feel I am a professional and can put those things aside and try to communicate effectively with them. I learned when it comes to the important issues I must discuss in person. They have not learned this. It drove me batty yesterday. I finally replied "maybe we should all meet up in person to discuss".............the emails stopped. Thank goodness!!!

What is going to happen when talking in person is obsolete. Will the children of today not have those skills. I see the benefits of a cell phone for teens. Emergencies. Keeping track of them. No pay phones anymore they definitely need them, I get it. But come on. In my day, some kids I knew had their own phone line, that was extravagant. But rules were attached. I am sure most kids have rules. But do they all?

The written word can be read in so many different ways. Is it really the best way?