Sunday, August 16, 2009

Been a long time....

So someone asked me last night if I have updated my blog lately..... obviously, NOT! I've been too busy with working 2 jobs, having only one day off a week, (sometimes NO days off) and since I joined Facebook, all my updates are there.

But anyway, here is a quick update for those that were wondering.

I finally signed up for Karen Russel's aweseome photograpy class . I was on the waiting list for a while and finally got in and I am happy to say that it is getting oh so close... I got my cute binder yesterday... It was empty, so I couldn't cheat and read ahead, but it gives me that little rush knowing that it will be starting soon.

We are going Jeeping in New Hampshire in September and again to Maine in October for the Jeep Jamboree. I am really looking forward to that. Hopefully we will get our new mud tires soon so we can keep up with the big boys.

So that is my life in a nutshell.... still boring! But sometimes boring is a good thing. ;)

Friday, January 02, 2009

2009 already?

Where did 2008 go...? It went by too quickly... even more proof that you need to live each day to the fullest, tell the people you love that you love them, ask for help when you need it, admit your wrongs and know that you can fix them, treat others with respect. Just a few suggestions. :)

Here's hoping that 2009 is happy, healthy, prosperous and friend-filled (and better than 2008 was!)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Holidays are a time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family. This year, the Holiday season is going to be difficult for so many people. Very difficult.
It has been over 2 months since Lee left us, and some days it still feels like yesterday. I think about him all the time; constantly; every day. My thoughts consume me sometimes. I catch myself in a daze at work sometimes and I realize that I am thinking about him. When I am alone in the car, I find myself thinking about him. When I am going to bed, I find myself thinking about him. I still cry. Not just for myself, but for my bestest friends, his family, and those that he left behind with so many questions. I can't even imagine what they continue to go through every day. It still doesn't seem real.
Today is Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am so blessed for those in my life. It is amazing how lucky I am in that respect. Amazing. I am thankful that i have not one job, but 3. Especially this time of year. I will be working my tail off this weekend, but it will help with those bills that seem to never go away. I am thankful for the roof over my head. I am thankful for the vehicles we drive. I am thankful for the neighbors we have. I am thankful for the unnecessary things I own.
Be thankful. Give thanks. Hug those you love and tell them so. Eat lots of turkey and pie!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Life lessons

Friends are the family you wish you had.

Always tell the people you love that you love them.
You never know when it will be the last time.

People you care about most in life are sometimes taken from you too soon

My heart aches... my soul is bruised.

My best friends are broken into a million pieces... and I can't put them back together, and that hurts the most.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

So what did you do this weekend???

this is what we did.....


Oh yeah.... we broke it in...

I love mud!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Its been a while...

Not much to report on...

LOVING summer and having the top down.

Had a blast at Danielle's bachelorette party - boy, did I feel old though. Brought back many memories... some good, some not so good. (thank you to all those that "babysat" me when I had too much to drink... you know who you are... It was my turn this time, and I'm glad I could do it for someone else.........)

The olympics have been amazing. I have so much pride and admiration for all those athletes. I have never had the want to do anything like that. Never. The only thing I could ever get a medal in is probably dessert..... GO FOR THE GOLD, I always say! =)

Rocky is still Rocky. High maintenance, and even though he is now over a year old, he is still very much a puppy. We are looking forward to our anniversary weekend. We are trying something different... It is a B&B that allows you to take your dog with you... how cool is that?! Although, thank goodness they have a kennel as well, so if it doesn't work out so well in the room, we can banish him to the dungeon.

Only one week to go until Danielle's wedding. I can't believe it is here already. She will make such a gorgeous bride. I have volunteered my amature photography skills for the day. I hope I get at least one great one.... No pressure, though... right????

Speaking of cameras.... my little camera is broken. done... no more.... i loved the convenience of bringing it with me every where I went. I love my XTi, but I don't have a pocket book big enough for that... and I wouldn't want to. It cost me a kidney to buy it....

Well, that's all for now.
Enjoy summer - what's left of it anyway.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Yup, I have had a lot of "holy crap" moments lately. You know the ones where you are sitting there and all you can think is "HOLY CRAP"...... It can be good; It can be bad. All I know is that I get this feeling and I just gotta say... "HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!"

First, it has been over a month since I blogged... "HOLY CRAP! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?"

Next, we attended an awards ceremony for Emily. She made high honors all 3 trimesters of school this year..... "HOLY CRAP - WHEN DID SHE GET SO SMART AND SO GROWN UP?"

The next "EH-HEM" moment came last weekend when we decided to take Rocky on his first camping trip.

He actually did very well. We were both pleasantly surprised. Of course, prissy boy wouldn't lay down in the dirt, so we had to go to Job Lot and buy him a $10 rug! "HOLY CRAP - I CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS BEING SUCH A PRINCESS - ARE WE SURE HE IS A BOY DOG???"

His favorite spot is always with his daddy though. Check out this pic.... their legs are the same length.... "HOLY CRAP - HE REALLY IS LONG LEGGED"

Another eye opening experience came for Kathy when I went over to buzz the boys for the summer. She wasn't quite sure how she felt about it, and if she new well enough, I'm sure she would have said "HOLY CRAP - THAT IS SHORT!" But they both came out so handsome... Here is Grant for his first ever buzz cut... (holy crap - i love those boys!)

Of course, not to be outdone, on our way home I had a moment. We got to the end of the street and there in full view was a rainbow... "HOLY CRAP - PULL OVER, I NEED A PICTURE"

Now the most recent, and probably most life changing holy crap moment came yesterday... and today.... Look what showed up in my driveway..... I have always wanted one; before I even had a license, this was my dream car; most people dream of sports cars or overly expensive luxury cars... not me... THIS is what I always wanted:

But, I never thought I would want this color. I always had my eye on a candy apple red one. But this one just called to me. I love the green now. I don't see this color everywhere. It is very sharp. So anyway, guess what... "HOLY CRAP - I AM NOW THE OWNER OF A 2007 JEEP WRANGLER 4-DOOR" "HOLY CRAP - HOLY CRAP - HOLY CRAP". It was done totally the wrong way. It was a drive by. No intentions of purchasing. No intentions of talking numbers. No intentions of test driving. No intentions of bringing it home for the night. No intentions of any of it. But, the devil on my right shoulder kept saying "this is what you have always wanted. why not just go for it. you know you will love it once you get it. you know you want it. just DO IT!" While the angel on my left shoulder was telling me, "gas prices are going sky high. food prices are going up. most people are trading in for SMALLER vehicles, not bigger tires! the economy is really bad right now. you have no right even thinking about buying a vehicle." heh..... I always did hear better from my right ear....

Anyway, here she is. My dream car. The green machine. I am happy, scared, ecstatic, worried and elated all at once.

I can assure you without a doubt in my head, my next "HOLY CRAP" moment will most certainly be on July 22nd when I have to make the first car payment...... Holy crap is right.

Before I go I would like to send out great big hugs to Danielle... she is feeling a little "wired" today and I want her to know that everything will be OK.