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Sunday, May 30, 2010

In the middle of the night...

Came down to the campground this weekend looking for some serious r-n-r. Needed to get away and leave the troubles at home and rest....really really relax rest and enjoy the weekend. Friday we spent at home to celebrate my son's 19th Birthday. We all went to dinner and had a nice time. Came down here Saturday afternoon and had a real nice dinner. Cocktails first of course with appetizer then followed by lamb chops .....mmm everything was scrumptious. Nice camp fire afterwards to relax next to and the evening was exactly what I needed. My hubby (for the first time in a long time) drank a little more than usual and felt the effects that evening but all was well. We drifted off into a sleepy slumber to be awoken by what sounded like 3 gun shots! It scared the bejesus outta me...I was thinking some raving maniac was in the campground and was shooting at all the campers!! Then we heard it 2 more times...both times 3 shots each!! Then it stopped. Well, needless to say...getting back to sleep was not easy. Therefore, we did not get up until almost 10! Walking our dog in the morning we checked with the campground owner and he told us it was fireworks and those people (outside of the campground) have done it before.......ugh...stupid idiots!! And, as a result I have spent this day feeling lazy and tired due to someone's stupidity of setting off fireworks at that hour of the night. I am all for fun and all but past midnight and your just ticking me off!!! Plus your really screwing with my later than midnight ......pleeeeeeeeease!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Things I liked about today...

Things I liked about today......

Getting results from medical tests and they were all good!
Getting to work late (medical tests) and having the day fly by as a result.
No hassles today at work.
Driving my hubby's Jag (don't tell him...I always tease him & tell him the car is lame).
The cool large hail thunderstorm that just cropped the excitement it stirs up.
Being the assistant to fix the lawnmower and having it work this time.
Ending the day with a martini.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I am about to rant.......there is something that bothers me time and time again. Who decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Receptionist and replace it with the electronic device that answers the phone with a series of questions......if you want sales press 1, if you want service press 2, if you want to speak to billing press 3, if you need to hear our address press 4 and so on, and so on. Sometimes what you want is not in any of those selections and they do not always give you the option to select O for Operator! There have been times I have been so frustrated I have tried every number in an attempt to get to a live body....and then when you do you feel like you've won the lottery!!!

I miss the days when a Receptionist would answer the phone and direct your call to the best possible person who could handle it. I am happy to say I work for someone who has a Receptionist and who will direct you to the person who can best help you depending on your problem. I suppose this electronic answering replacement device was an attempt by the large companies to "save" money and what they did not think about when they made this decision was would it increase the "happiness" of our customers? I will bet almost anyone you talk to today will tell you that they HATE those automated answering devices. My happiest vision would be a big VIP Exec. calling his insurance company or health benefits company to find something out and hear ......Press 1, Press 2, Press 3, Press 4, Press 5, Press 6,.....etc.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I woke up in the middle of the night the other night and had this great idea for my blog. I thought wow...that is so good I am going to write about it in the morning. I woke up the next morning and could not remember the idea!!! Ticks me off cause I still can't think of it. So from now on I am keeping my IPhone next to the bed and when I have an idea I am going to jot it down on my phone! Now, I am praying the great ideas come back........maybe it was something I ate that night that spurred the idea in the middle of the night....but for now I will just have to wait until it comes back...........


Having a health issue right now. Went to the doctor today because it seems like I am having an issue with my breathing feeling heavy. BP was good and the EKG was good too, oxygen was good too. Need to go Monday for stress test & chest x-ray. Need to rule everything out to get to the bottom of it. Anyway, when I came home I was telling hubby and my son about my visit. I told them that the doctor asked me if I was "stressed" and I said "no more than usual". They both corrected me and told me that I should have said yes! This made me stop and, I must be stressed. I guess when you think your handling it or just doing what everybody else does....maybe your not. It's time for me to stop, re-examine the causes of stress and take time to really think about how I can reduce it because when it starts making your health's time to do something about it. This is something that won't be fast or won't be easy to do but I will have to do my best to either learn how to manage it better or by making a change. Before I come to any hasty decisions I will, however, find out what the results are of the medical tests I am having. However, I will now start examining the stress in my life and see if there is something I can do about it. Of course, it would require change and change is never easy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I will.....

I will always start each day with a smile.
I will always begin each day with a good attitude.
I will try to see the good in everyone.
I will try to do some form of exercise everyday.
I will have faith.
I will always see the glass half full.
I will try to laugh everyday.
I will try to turn lemons into lemonade.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Had the pleasure of attending a wedding this weekend. I love weddings and I love everything about them. I love the way that the couples choose to have their ceremony, their vows and the place in which they choose to do so. I love the dresses...everyone always looks beautiful. I also love the guys all dressed up in the tux...they look so handsome. When you look in the face of the bride and groom it cannot help but make you think of your own wedding day and all those feelings you had at that time too. The emotions.....oh sooo many emotions......happiness, joy, mixed with bouts of crying...not sadness just emotional crying. It makes you feel very nostalgic....thinking back to my own wedding day and all those that were there then that are no longer with us now. It makes you think....the things that happen in your future as a couple are what shape you for how you are today and with each passing event you become a stronger couple because of it. If you started out knowing all of this at the onset you would not have the experience of growing together. Growing together is the glue which holds the relationship together along with lots and lots of love and lots and lots of laughs. I suppose I enjoy the wedding so much because I have such a solid relationship with my husband. We love each other a lot and we laugh, we do things together and basically enjoy most of the same things. I am blessed.....and I suppose this is what the wedding does for me...reminds me once again of how blessed I truly am. :-)

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Lately my own disorganization has been driving me crazy. I've been trying to figure out what the problem is and even if there is a fix for my problem. My days go something like this....Monday through Friday...wake at 6am, get hubby and son up, laundry, dishes, son to school, return home to get ready for work...then I leave and return around 6, figure out dinner..make it and we eat about 7...exhausted I plop on the couch then head to bed later to start the cycle all over again. I am looking for a good answer as a better way to get myself more organized and have a house looking clean more often than not. Weekends when the weather is nice is spent down the shore at our trailer which is much needed after a week of stress. Weekends when the weather is bad is spent here catching up on what I am not getting to clean or shopping that needs to be done. I'm caught in a circle and I don't know what to do to get out......I'm getting dizzy. LOL!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Mother's Love...

I originally planned on cleaning the house today and working on getting myself organized because my disorganization is starting to drive me crazy. My plans were thwarted when my youngest son was invited to run the 200 in the County Divisionals for Track. We went to the track meet and had a great time watching him compete and he did his all time best for time and came in 2nd in his heat. I was proud and felt very good about how well he heart swelled with pride. I will spend another day maybe in another life time working to get organized but for now I am taking the time to smell the roses...enjoying the time that I am spending with my kids....and loving every moment of it. My oldest son came home from college this weekend and I am very grateful to have our little family of 4 back together again. He is doing really well in college. My two boys are turning into 2 fine young men and they make me very happy to call them mine. On the eve of this Mother's Day....I feel very blessed....very very blessed. Organization is just going to have to wait for when I am old, gray and have nothing else to do because for now....I am enjoying my kids despite the work that needs to be done around the house!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cell Phones...

I love my cell phone...I truly do.

What I am about to rant about is the rudeness that others display with their phones. Your on the elevator...get off the phone...others do not want to hear your conversation. Your at work..turn the phone on silent...we all don't want to hear your music ring playing....and the more it plays the more people are aware of just how many personal calls you are getting at work! Your at the restaurant ....unless your child is sick or your house is on you really need to take that call and have everyone hear your conversation....go outside to take your call..please! Your in the store checkout lane and have the phone plastered to your ear...empty your cart and get off the damn phone!

Maybe I lead a life that just does not have that much drama that I do not need to be on the phone so much~let's hope the trend continues. I will take the boring & mundane rather than having a cell phone ringing off the hook with drama, drama, drama......there's enough shit that gets dealt out throughout life and sometimes I feel like I just do not want to always be so reachable. I want to be reachable when I say so.....on my call....when I feel like it.....when I want you I will reach you and until then........

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Giving back.....

Today was a day of service. Service to our parents. I spent today running errands for my the bank, to the drug store, getting her lunch, take out trash, dishes, little tidy here ...little tidy there simultaneously my hubby spent the day installing a pond for his parents. Not a very relaxing day but certainly fulfilling from the sense that we are giving back to those who spent so much time giving to us. Giving.....caring.....sharing...... I hope and pray that one day when I am old......yes, when I am old...I am not old yet......that my kids take care of us as well as we have our own parents.