Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Scrubs and Stuff

I have Netflix. I love Netflix. I added Season One and Two of Scrubs to my list and Season One has arrived. I have watched three episodes so far and my sides ache from laughing. I don't know if you ever caught this show when it was on, but it is very funny.

I haven't been to the movies in years, so I signed up for Netflix and have about 80 movies on my list as I get caught up on all the movies that I have missed over the years. Also, I do rent movies that are suggested on your blogs, so be sure to keep them coming.

Well, if you haven't ever seen Scrubs, I suggest that you rent Seasons One and Two and have yourself a good laugh, I mean come on, who couldn't use a good laugh these days? Besides laughing is good for you.

Well, I do have some good news, I got a 90 on my term paper and now I'm working on my final. I have one week left of class and I'm so psyched I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am.

Things with my mystery man are still going well, it's been about 3 weeks now. I assure you that details will be forthcoming, just not now.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Now for some good news

Now for some happy news. I still love my car.

My Aunt is going to London in the spring to visit my cousin who will be studying acting there for one semester and she has invited me to go with her!! Very exciting.

I switched my car insurance and saved $600 a year. And no I didn't switch to Geico.

Oh and the loser that ripped me off when he was supposed to put up my gutters actually has to pay me. I had a lien on his house and his house went into foreclosure, of course 3 other people had liens on the house as well. So I just got a letter from my attorney that said that the check should be sent to him and it included interest and then he would send a release of lien. It's only been a year and a half. WOOO HOOO!!

And last but not least I'm dating someone. I'm sorry but there are no additi0nal details available at this time. I am very superstitious. If it becomes serious I will tell you more, but for now, my lips are sealed. I will say this though, he is a HUGE fan of the Rack, so that's good.

So the mystery man was here tonight and we decided that we're not going to date anyone else (not that either of us was before) and we're going to be seeing more of each other.

And I'm Back!!!

I'm back from my week long excursion up north to see my family. I had a wonderful time with my niece and nephew and my mom. I love my brother and sister in law but I could have killed him.

My niece is about 3.5 and she has developed quite the attitude, which I find to be hysterical. She talks back, she yells and she gets quite feisty. When she's in a bad mood though, look out. I still found all of this to be quite humorous. My nephew is 5 months old and just kind of hangs out. He is still a little wobbly and looks like he's drunk all the time. I did manage to get him to laugh outloud for the first time ever. We got it on video.

My brother is currently out of work. He is a consultant, and when the project ends, he becomes unemployed. However, he is extremely good at what he does and he comes highly recommended, therefore, when he is hired for each new project he is able to negotiate an incredible salary which more than gets them by when he's out of work. So right now my brother and sister in law are together 24/7 and they are on each other's last nerves. My brother also has no patience and spends his time snapping at everyone and everything.

On Thanksgiving Day my niece wanted to go out and play in the snow, because we got about 3.2 inches of snow that day. So I was going to take her outside when my brother decided he was going to be super dad and he was going to do it. So I helped to get her dressed and all he had to do was put on her gloves. Ok, so she's 3 and she doesn't quite understand how you have to spread out your fingers and shove each one into the glove fingers. So each time my brother tries to put on one of the gloves and it doesn't work out, he snaps at her and she just stands there all happy and sweet. So he keeps trying and he keeps snapping and she keeps saying, I'm trying daddy I really am. So finally my sister in law comes over and gets the gloves on because she has more patience. I was playing with my nephew in the family room and just kind of sat there crying. All she wanted to do was go outside and he couldn't even be patient enough for that.

Don't get me wrong, my brother isn't a totally rotten human being, but this was just one incident that I felt I needed to get off my chest. Deep breath.

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

It's That Time Again!!

It's that time again!! Turkey time!! For the last three years I have been going to my Brother's house for Thanksgiving. I always offer to help cook or to bring something and every year my sister in law tells me she will do everything if I keep my niece entertained. This year I had a new nephew so the answer was a very resounding, KEEP THE KIDS BUSY.

My niece is 3.5 years old and she gets funnier and funnier every time I see her. My nephew is only 5 months old, and he keeps getting bigger and cuter every time I see him. Now my niece has a rack obsession. But at her age, it's very funny. I was sitting on the couch and she leaned her head on me and gently rubbed her hand across my chest and told me that she loved me. Then I asked her what she was doing, she sat up, looked me right in the eye and said, "I'm honkin your boobies, HONK HONK."

I could not stop laughing. I could hear my sister in law hysterical in the other room. So watching the kids is going to be a lot of fun for me. The other great thing about this time of year is that I have the entire week off from work and I'm going to spend it spoiling my niece and nephew. I can't wait!!

Spending time with my niece and nephew is going to be wonderful, I truly consider it a vacation. The fact that it's Thanksgiving is just an added bonus. My two favorite foods are stuffing and the cranberry sauce that comes in the can. I don't even mind if it is still in the can shape.

So, I am leaving tomorrow probably and yes I am taking my laptop, but I do not intend on spending much time on it. So please don't be angry with me if I don't comment or visit your blog, I still love you, I'm just busy.

So here it is, my favorite Thanksgiving memory of all time. Picture my entire family sitting around the dinner table stuffing our faces. My cousin stands up, she must have been 4 or 5 at the time. She turns around, pulls her pants down slightly and yells "Half moon" then she pulls them totally down and yells, "FULL MOON!" Well, half the table erupts in laughter, while her parents mouths drop on the floor and her mother says, who taught you that, and the little brat points straight at me. I figured it was best not to deny it, but I did explain that her pjs had been falling down and her sister and I kept telling her that she had a half moon showing and then one time we yanked them and told her she had a full moon showing. Who knew she was going to do that? I have to say, it was and still is VERY FUNNY.

So, tell me, what is your favorite Thanksgiving memory, funny or otherwise.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Are you ready for some updates?

I finished my paper!!! That's the good news, the bad news is that the homework was really piled on for this week. So, I took a deep breath and just plunged in to the homework after writing, editing and then re-editing my 14 page term paper.

The dog has temporarily stopped whining, must be the booze I slipped into his water dish. Just kidding.

So, the even better news is that I'm on vacation starting Friday at 2:30. I'm leaving work early to go to the doctor to see if my new asthma medication is working or not. After the doctor's I'm off to the kennel to drop off the dogs and then off to see my niece and nephew!! I can't wait. They get cuter and cuter every time I see them. Also, when I see them for a fleeting 2 seconds I want my own kids and then that feeling passes once they start whining and crying and stuff.

Well, that about wraps it up for this post. I have to finish up before the battery on my laptop dies.

Anyway, I hope you all have a spectacular week. MWAH!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Pressure is On!!

For some strange reason I am really feeling the pressure this week. I am in the home stretch of my class, just a couple of weeks left. I have homework due this week, my term paper (which I haven't even started yet) due next week and then my final will be due in 2 weeks.

My job is as stressful is always and the hunt is on for a new one, albeit unsuccessfully.

And my dogs won't stop whining!!!! They are driving me crazy. Luckily, I have a vacation coming up and I can't wait. I just have a week and a half to get through and then I'm on vacation.

What are the odds that my term paper will do itself? I have to write 12 pages by next Saturday. I'm sure I can do it. I am just feeling very unmotivated these last two weeks. I'm also feeling sluggish. Who has suggestions for how I can perk up?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Sad News

My mom called last night to tell me that one of my Great Aunt's had passed away and that her dying wish was that not one member of my side of the family was to attend her funeral, since no one visited her in the home.

When I was a little girl my grandmother used to take me over to my great aunt's and we would hang out there for the day. I would play with the dog and stuff. My grandmother and my aunt would fight and laugh and insult one another. A good time was had by all.

Even though I have not seen this woman in a few years I am still very much saddened by her passing. She had already lost her entire family. My twin cousins (her sons) both died about 10 years ago when they were about 40. She lost her husband about 25 years ago.

Anyway, this just reminds me that I have to make more of an effort to stay in touch with friends and family members. With that said, Love to you all!! MWAH!!