Thursday, May 31, 2007

I'm off to Gatling burg for Mountain Hounds!!

I am pretty excited, so excited that I woke up at 5;30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. Sad huh? But I have never been there and everyone that's been there says its awesome. I couldn't find a great picture, but I have my camera and will be taking lots of pics I am sure :)
I am going with "my girls" and I always have lots of fun and spend way too much money when I am with them. I will be working on Saturday during the vending helping Bec sell her collars.

I am taking hubby's laptop, the hotel is supposed to have free wireless, but then again the Hotel we stayed at in Charleston said they had it and they didn't. So I may be able to post.

The only thing that concerns me is that this place is a walking town and I cant do alot of walking. Bec said not to take the wheelchair either because the sidewalks are hilly. So I am taking my old lady walker (so embarrassing for me but what can I do?) that has a seat so I am going to give it my best. They also have a Trolley there :)

Still in pain with the kidney but now I have drugs for it so it should ease soon, Stupid kidney.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

it was Doctor day for me.

and I had to work. I have been like a demon at work, rocking and rolling and getting things caught up. Well, they weren't THAT caught up but its getting better. The new Gal I am training is catching on to things really well but things get behind when I am training. There are only 2 of us in our department.

Anyway, good news from my cardiologist today, my EFC is stable and good. My blood pressure was low so he decreased some of cardiomyothy meds. All my heart tests came back good, and he doubts if I have a repeat incident of heart failure but to be careful and if I start feeling that feeling again (like being smothered) to go to the nearest ER. Thank goodness I am not going to pull a Denny Douquette and need a transplant.

Speaking of Denny, hubby and I have gotten addicted to WEEDS this show on showtime on demand (I freaking LOVE that on demand feature) and the guy who played Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) plays the dead husband on this show too! And then he was on another show and he died! It would give me a complex if I were an actor and always had to play dead people. He isn't even on the picture with the rest of the cast.

Oh I went to the family doc too, I have another kidney infection, I knew I did. When you feel that kind of pain you recognize it when it comes again. Anyway I am on meds but I am leaving tomorrow for my trip (woooohooo its kinda a vacation!) and I hope the meds kick in quick. It really hurts. I know, whine whine whine.

Hubby is out riding his Harley, he said he will be home before 2 am. Funny guy.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

UGH Its my monday...

I love long weekends but the Tuesday after a holiday is BAD. Why cant I be independently wealthy??? OR why couldn't I have been born a Hilton, I would have made a way better daughter than Paris.

Oh well, as my mom says "wish in one hand and Shit in the other". To this day I never understood why anyone would shit in their hand. I bet Kathy Hilton never says that!


Monday, May 28, 2007


Thats the number NPR has for total deaths of our troops in Iraq since March 2003. This does not included this past weekend or any other countries troops.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

I just blogged that I thought she was a train wreck waiting to happen....

Not a car wreck! But she wrecked her car, left the scene and ended up arrested for DUI. They also found Cocaine in the car. I just don't understand this, all these young stars have the world at the fingertips but all they wanna do is party.

I find it funny that no men commented on my last post, the hubby in the doghouse post LOL. I guess the guys were staying away from me while I was angry. I am still not happy but life goes on and I love the man so I am letting go of anger. I love him but I will not be walked all over either and he knows that.

I don't think my daughter is coming, it sucks but oh well. She is too into a new boy now to leave. I am not happy with her either since this new guy is a minor and she is not. It worries me.

I am enjoying the long weekend...woohooo! Hubby is off too so that's nice.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Guess what me and my hubby did last night??
(And on a related note, if you put the words "husband in the doghouse" in a goggle image search Bill Clinton's picture comes up. )

I hate fighting and we dont fight very often but last night he was out on his Bike until 2 AM!!, he did not call me. I was worried sick, I thought he was squished on the highway like a bug. And to make matters worse, the people he was with are people I no longer care to associate with. Every time he is with them he ends up doing something like this. I got no sleep, then when I finally did get to sleep I overslept and was late for work.

So yeah , I had a sucky day. How was your day?????


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thanks Sans and Lynda!! You both ROCK!!!

I have been trying to post this for 2 days, arent they the cutest things ever!!?? I wanna adopt them but my Greyhounds might think I brought them a snack :)


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sea lions in San Fran..

My bff Bec is San Fransisco and has been sending me pictures on her cell. She called me today and I thought she was at a kennel, all I could hear was barking! It was the Sea Lions! Awesome...I have never seen a sight like that. This was off fisherman's wharf.

Hey can anyone help me, I want to be able to post utube videos and when I went to the new blogger I cant post videos. Other people that switched have been able to, why cant I??? Stupid Blogger. More than likely its me that's stupid, I cant figure it out!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My son went to prom and all I got was these blurry cell phones pictures....

But that's ok I am thrilled I got any pictures at all!! Notice he shaved off his goatee thank goodness. He looked like a white supremacist with it!! The whole prom date thing was drama filled. he had no less that 4 dates, 3 of them fell through and I think he was lucky to snag another date at the last minute. He said they just went as friends.

Also 18 years ago today he made his appearance in this world 3 weeks early and he came out screaming and didn't stop screaming for 6 months!! I am serious, He almost gave me a mental breakdown he screamed nonstop and nothing would help. That was a crazy time. And now he is quiet and reserved! I don't get it but I love him. Happy Birthday son!


Monday, May 21, 2007

Random moments of my day...

I went into CVS to get some eye drops yesterday and I thought I could run in REAL quick since I had cold groceries in the van and it was in the 90s here yesterday. I go in and there is no one in line. GOOD. I get my eye drops and some contact lens solution. But when I go to check out there was a line and this older oriental man was at the register where he bought ALL of the Kleenex tissues they had, over 30 boxes! So I wonder, what does he need with that many tissues? I looked online later and they were buy one get one free but still why so many??? Ands why did I end up behind him??? Maybe he does origami with Tissues?

Did anyone else laugh at AJ's failed suicide attempt on the Sopranos last night? I was laughing hysterically. Really it was not funny. There is something wrong with me.

Tonight I ordered take out from Olive Garden (don't judge me I know its a chain but I love their chicken Alfredo) and I asked Hubby what he wanted and he said a BIG SALAD. All I could think about Seinfeld and Elaine. I think I watch too much TV.

I got my contact lens out on the first try tonight!! woot!


Sunday, May 20, 2007

What happened 4 years ago.

Vegas Princess asked why my kids don't live with me anymore. It occurred to me that I have not blogged this story, but its a big part of who I am. I am a bit bitter about this, and please consider you are only hearing my side of this story. My Ex I am sure has a whole different story. And my kids may have a whole different take on this.

Anyway, its an old story. My ex and I divorced and it was in no way amicable. These people that say they remain friends with their exes? I envy them and I wonder how do they do it (Bruce Willis and Demi Moore come to mind but am sure there are lots of others). My ex resented having to pay child support big time. He pulled crap like writing "bitch" on his check under pay to the order of, and accused me of living the high life off this money. Which is ridiculous, anyone who is raising kids know how expensive they are. Anyway. I met and Married the Canadian and moved from Virginia to South Carolina and I took my kids with me. From the time we moved he worked on the kids, trying to get them to move back with him (we had joint custody, I had physical). The kids were never really happy here, they loved Richmond and missed it (so did i and I still do)
Anyway, that was 10 years ago. 4 years ago my daughter and I were butting heads, she was 15 and pretty stubborn. Not a bad kid but just a teenager. I had just gotten out of the hospital from Heart failure and I had almost died twice so I was pretty weak and she springs on me during an argument that they had decided to move back with their dad. I let them go for several reasons, I was too tired and weak still to argue and they were old enough to make their own decisions. I told them if that's what they wanted well then OK. I had another reason. They thought of him as the fun guy, the dad that only saw them on weekends, let them stay up late with no rules...always taking them out to fun things. They didn't remember living day to day with him and how he was. I wanted them to learn that he is not the fun guy when you live with him. Oh boy have they learned that big time. He made them promises to get them move that he never fulfilled. He remarried and I thought he would finally not be so angry about the divorce but he still is to this day. We never speak anymore. He and his family came to my dads funeral and that was the last time I spoke with him.

In retrospect I would have done things alot differently, I would have said no to them moving. But one good thing has come out of this, my daughter and I have a way better relationship. Now that I am not the one enforcing the rules we get along so well. We talk to each other several times a day and I am the first person she calls when something happens. My son and I have always had this bond, its a mother/son thing but we don't speak as often as stuffgirl and I do.

That's the whole boring story. Typical divorce tale I guess. But Stuffgirl and her dad have been butting heads now, and she may move back here for the summer. I will let her use my old car I cant part with yet and I even have a job for at my work. She says she is going to come but I am trying not to get too excited, in case it doesn't happen. She still has alot of friends here and they are all after her to come so I hope so. Since she is adult now there wont be any rules to enforce and I really hope it happens.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Its my son's senior prom tonight...

and I am not there to share it with him. Thanks to their dad, I have lost so many memories of them. I should be the one taking pictures and fussing over the fit of his tux. This hurts so bad. Kornfan has promised many cell phone pics tonight though, if I get one I will post. In the meantime here this was him at last years prom.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Yes its Friday!
I love Fridays. I don't think we will get off early today but still it all OK.

My new contacts rock! But I didn't realize you can put them in inside out and I did that yesterday. So much to learn. The distance vision is awesome but I have had to get reading glasses for reading and the computer. I am getting old!

My big news is I found my best friend from College after about 19 years! I have been looking for a while, never had any luck. But I started looking again and decided to look for her sister/parents instead and I found her mom! I called her and she remembered me right away (LOL I must be memorable) and she gave me LK's # and I called her and now we email and I am SO happy!!! I don't get along with many people, and have very few friends that I trust and she is one of them. When we met years ago we were so inseparable I know some people thought we were gay! Anyway I am very happy to have her back in my life.

The new girl at work is doing GREAT! And she doesn't hover, always a plus. She still has a long ways to go in training but I am optimistic about her.

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Movie Review time!

I saw the movie Georgia rule this past weekend. The movie critics and reviews have not been very kind to this movie. I loved it however, and I will probably see it again. Its a chic flick for sure, and it tries to tackle some tough issues. Its a little lifetime movie like but that can be said about most chic flicks. My only complaint was the character of the grandmother (Jane Fonda)was really underused. Its not a great movie but its a good little movie and I enjoyed it and I even teared up some.

Now, about Lindsay
Lohan. I want to hate her. She is spoiled rotten, a club hopping diva and a train wreck waiting to happen. But She is GOOD, she is luminous on the the screen, the camera loves her and she is very talented. I hope she gets her life straight soon before she loses her credibility as an actress and becomes washed up in her early 20s. She could use some parental guidance and her mom is partying as much as her daughter is, and her dad....I don't really know the story there but I know he did time for something. Anyway, I just hope the best for her.

I got my soft contact lenses finally after 3 tries to get the power right. I. LOVE. THEM. But it took me 15 minutes and 5 tries to get them out tonight!


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Animal rights, pet owners rights.

I am not a member of Peta, but I am all for the pets. I cant stand animal abuse of any kind. I cried when the bunny got cooked in fatal attraction. I was rooting FOR King Kong! There is so many humans killing each other I am kinda numb to it but I get tore up when I read about Animal abuse. I know congress should be trying to work on a way to get our troops out of Iraq, but I am applauding this piece of legislation.

The picture is my friends Greyhound Coco, trying to hide from one of the wicked thunder storms we had this weekend. It also is kinda how I feel today going into to training. Training wears me out, I am trying to get my stuff done and train and end up on my feet all day running from desk to desk. My legs were cramping and hurting bad last night. They do every night but last night was especially bad from being on them so much. But I tell myself even though it hurts its good for me, hell its the only exercise I can get these days! Its good for me to keep moving while I still can. BUT I still hate training. This gal is pretty good but I had to show her where all the keys are on the keyboard, so we are really starting from scratch. She is a waitress and never worked in an office before.

Oh, BTW, that Airborne stuff really works! I have just a tiny cold. I swear by that stuff. This is not a paid advertisement LOL but get some! Try it!


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy mothers day!

I had a wonderful weekend but I am dog tired. I also spent too much money, not one but two trips to TJ Maxx. I freaking love that store.

I am also sucking down airborne like crazy as I woke up with a sore throat this morning. I have to train tomorrow, please don't let this turn into a full fledged cold!

The pictures are some of the collars we were working on. I think they are awesome, I wish I had the talent for something like this. Her web site is not going to be up until we go to Mountain Hounds, she doesn't want to have any orders since she is working on making more collars before the event.


Friday, May 11, 2007

TGIF and Early Mothers day for me!

My mothers day present came yesterday...feast your eyes on the coveted Buffy the Vampire Slayer box set! It has 40 DVDs, all the seasons plus bonus material!! I am so excited, I have been wanting this ever since it was released. Its all about Buffy! I tried to post a picture of it but blogger heates me this morning!!

Its OK to be jealous, you know you are :)

I will be MIA this weekend, my best friend bought booth space at Mountain Hounds (a greyhound owners convention kinda thing) and we are going in 3 weeks to this event (I am excited about that too!!) She makes gorgeous, detailed martingale collars. It takes her a long time to make them because she does Bead work, embroidery and painting on them. Anyway, she asked me to come over while her hubby is out of town to help her. I cant sew, and am not creative but she wants me to help think up new designs and take pictures for her website. I have also promised to help her at Mountain hounds in the booth with selling. But this weekend is making them, she is afraid she will look stupid if she doesn't have enough of them. But we are planning some fun this weekend too, pedicures and the movie Georgia Rule. Hubby is working all weekend so this is a good weekend for this.

The hoverer at my work quit and I MISS her, is that unreal or what? Now I have to train a new person and I HATE training, I just hate it, so I am not looking forward to next week. So I better have a good weekend LOL


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

6 months ago...

was the worst day of my life. I know people overuse that term but it really was the worst day of my life when my dad died. And I realize I am going to have more losses in my life. Its made me think of mortality and all that crap.

Anyway today for some reason was a bad day. I miss him all the time but some days (Like today) it hits me again and the pain is so fresh just like that awful day last november. I made it worse by going through some old old photos in the basement that I havent been able to face until now. Maybe thats a good sign that I was able to do that. Still cant watch any videos. I watched an interview with Katherine Hepburn last night on TMC and she was saying that she was never able to watch LOOK WHOS COMING TO DINNER because it was the last film she and Spencer Tracy made together, he died a few months after the filming. I am no Katherine Hepburn but I sure understood what she was saying.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Its all about the Bike.

This is where I can find Hubby these days. He spends hours out there with his bike. I have no clue what he is doing out there or why it takes so long. I know he cleans it alot and polishes the Chrome. The man is in love, I remember years ago when he was this obessessed with me LOL.

Monday, May 07, 2007

OMG I will never sleep again!!!

Doctor finds spiders in boys ear


PS I hate mondays!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thursday 13 on Saturday....

OK so I am always late with the Thursday 13 but as you know I don't have access to a computer at work so I save them for Saturday since I am a loser and usually have no plans on Saturdays. But here they are 13 movies I remember from growing up...

1. BAMBI. A nice animated Disney film right?? NO not for me, I was so upset about Bambi's mom being killed by hunters, I swear I was scarred for life. Don't even ask me about the rest of the movie cuz I was too busy obsessing over that. NEVER watched again.

2. PETER PAN I guess I liked this one OK, but I know you can guess my Favorite character...Nanny the dog :)

3. HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE . Scared the Crap outta me! Great movie though, Bette Davis, need I say more?

4. EV EL KNIEVEL I saw this at the drive in with my parents and brother, I miss Drive ins, I really do.

5. GONE WITH THE WIND. I actually read the book first so I knew what was going to happen but Vivian Leigh was absolutely Scarlett, I was awed by her performance then and now. This is one of my all time favorite movies.

6. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. My aunt took me to see this, I was really young and it was WAY over my head. I had no clue at that age about the Bolsheviks, hell I still don't know LOL.I remember it was visually stunning though. The picture is the mansion in the movie where Lara and Yuri hide out at one point. It was too long and too complicated for a child, maybe I should watch it again some day because I just didn't understand it at all.

7. STAR WARS I LOVED this movie, at the time there was nothing else like it! I saw all the sequels (not the prequels though) and this one to me is the best.

8. DANIELLE STEEL'S THE PROMISE. Nothing but a chick flick, a tear jerker. Yes I cried.

10. ANIMAL HOUSE Freaking Hilarious! I was a freshman in college when this came out but never pledged. IT was gross humour but I just ate it up.

11. THE JERK I am a big Steve Martin fan so of course I saw this. Its silly innocent humor and I think its one of the funniest movies. Premier Magazine voted this one of 50 funniest movies of all time, so take that all you Steve Martin haters (My mom always said he was "stupid" Well, mom he may be but he is rich now MOM)

12, BLAZING SADDLES My dad took me to see this movie, another one of the 50 funniest movies of all time. SO Funny. I love comedies. Dad took me to see alot of comedies, I also saw STRIPES with him, another classic comedy. I miss my dad. so much.

13, GREASE The movie is my all time favorite. LOVE this movie, LOVE John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. I had the soundtrack and wore out several VHS copies. This movie is the Dirty Dancing of the 70s'.

There are so many more movies I could have mentioned, I love movies but these stuck in my memory,


Friday, May 04, 2007

Stuffgirls favorite cartoon

I have nothing today, I am pretty tired out so I thought I would post this cartoon. Stuffgirl loves this one!

My helper that was always hanging over my desk, Remember her? Her Dad is dying and she is going to stay in Florida and take care of him. She was hoping they would give her a leave of abscence but They cant since we are short staffed to start with and she doesnt know how long she will need. I am just sick about it, I complained about her but she is one hell of a worker and plus I HATE training..I suck at it. I really like her too. I just wanna sit at my desk with my ipod and work and ignore everyone else LOL. Is that too much to ask? Anyway, I talked to her last night and I hope we are able to keep in touch.

BUT>>>IT FRIDAY!!! woohooo! Whats everyone up to this weekend? Hubbys working nights which means he will be sleeping days and I will see him maybe an hour each day. Too bad I am not the cheating kind cuz I sure have time alone at home LOL


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I am not freaking out anymore.

I am accepting of the new bike, I just wish I could ride it too. He just LOVES it and he tells me all the time how much he loves it. I told him as long as he loves me more LOL. Its nice to see him so happy so I guess all is well. I was just stunned when he bought it. The pic is the other side of it. It has cool "ghost"flames on the tank, they dont show up well in this picture. The car behind it is my old Neon, that car has served me well (its been to Canada several times and to Virginia more times than I can count) and it still runs great! He is wearing his helment now, I dont understand why its not a law in SC.

Our other van finally got repaired and it wasnt cheap either. They had it for almost 6 weeks. So now we have 4 working modes of transportation counting the bike. Stuffgirl is having problems with her dad and I told her if she moved back here she can use the Neon whenever she wants and I have a job for her at my work! She is not sure, she hates change but she is miserable living with her dad and with no car she is stuck. I think one thing is she doesnt want to be too far from her brother. The fight like cats and dogs but they are very bonded.

Its so nice to have my tooth fixed now! But I may have to get a mouth guard for at night to keep me from grinding my teeth in my sleep. I dont understand why I do that!

I had my bloodwork today and the nurse called and said the doc wants to see me tomorrow. Oh joy, I feel like I spend my life docs offices these days! I finally got my walker, it has a seat and brakes LOL. I am sure gonna be cute with that, ugh.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My husband bought this yesterday...

He traded in his sportster for a wide Glide. I am less than thrilled. He is like a kid with a new toy, but since I cant ride anymore to me all I can see when I look at it and high property taxes and that it costs more than any other vehicle I have EVER owned. I wish I could be excited for for him. He says he will work more overtime and I replied that if he is working more he wont have time to enjoy it. *sigh* I am kinda freaking out here because a month ago he is telling we needed to cut our bills some and this is a HUGE monthly bill. Sorry, that's all I can I see right now when I look at it.