Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
We shall see how long it takes to upload the pics from the weekend to this post...I am sensing they may need to be burned to CD and uploaded at work (shocker I know!!)
Friday night was this...*edited to add pics ~
Talking to Brando on the phone....
Dinner and a movie....
Saturday was a chaotic day but a GREAT DAY!!! We attended the wedding of a girl that Husband coached in track and their family have become dear friends to us.
We are especially close to the two younger sisters of the girl that was wed. Are they not GORGEOUS!?
*Picture courtesy of L.R. Photography
Home quickly to change, throw together Curly Noodle casserole and back out the door to carpool with Jay, Jen and CJ to Taylor Family Christmas...
back out the door from TFC and to the meeting place of L&L's where Rebound and the car were... to watch the sweet 16 of the Pat's beating NY!! :) Well, ok we only stayed until 1/2 time so I could get home to bed... )Husband told me when he came to bed that they won!!) come ON you SAW how busy the day was!!! :)
Today was church (no SS today, starts again next week) and I have to be back there for a multi-church Singspiration ~ I need to se up for the coffee and desserts fellowship to follow the service.
Posting this now but have high hopes of adding some pics perhaps tomorrow?
*if you are in or own anyone in any of the above pics and want them removed just let me know
Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Pack of Grilled Cheese crackers
4 samples of Colgate Prevident 5000 Booster (for my sensitive teeth :)
.75 coupon for the new Jet-Dry Tubro Dry
$1.00 coupon off any three jars of Prego
Kit (glucometer to check my blood sugar)
Pack of RAIN gum that was on sale at Target that Husband picked up and I've chewed most of it... (hey, he shouldn't have left it in my purse! :)
Big chunky silver bracelet that I took off yesterday because it was driving me crazy
equate Dental Floss waxed mint (this is supposed to be in my desk drawer, have NO idea WHY its in my purse but taking it out now...)
*Irving GAS receipt
W-Mart receipt... there's a method to this one...
5ft Black PetWear leash (returning it to W-Mart because I got my neice a pink retractable leash for her b-day instead of this boring one)
Irving Survey receipt (I HAVE to call for this... $2.00 off my next purchase.. that's a FREE FOUNTAIN SODA!!! and then some!! :)
Directions to my neices soccer game that is on Saturday with the amount of material I need on the bottom to make something for my SIL
Movie Gallery Free Movie Rental
*Week's grocery list at the three stores we shop at...
two bobby pins...nope 3 bobby pins
card with my flu shot info (date/location) so I can have my DR update my records
2 lip glosses
2 lip sticks
* things I immediately threw away
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Road Rage ~ how do YOU feel about it... how do YOU deal with it?
I don't like to merge. I'll tell yah that RIGHT now. I like to be in the lane that is going straight so that I don't have to bend or compromise or wriggle my way into a line of traffic that really doesn't want me there... I want to BE that person IN the line of traffic.
Yesterday on the way home from the Dr's I was in that straight lane. I know the drill in this particular area. I know the lane next to me is going to end. I am happy in my straight lane. I see a minivan behind me with no one behind her so I think to myself... phew. I'm good. No need to merge, compromise or move out of my nice straight lane. Apparently "minivan broad" had other ideas... she put the pedal to the metal and the next thing I knew she was pushing me into the center line and we had run out of two lanes... I was literally being "pushed" over into on coming 5 o'clock traffic on the most dangerous road in my state. I had to give. My life was flashing before my eyes. She wedged herself in front of me, I glance in my rear view mirror and sure enough there is NO ONE behind me and a line of cars in front of us. She almost killed us!!! For no reason. Its not like she could move FURTHER up the line of traffic. So, I did as anyone in a road rage situation would (should) do... I laid on the horn. For about a 1/2 -3/4 of a mile I just laid on the horn. It was at that point I saw heads bobbing and weaving about in the back of the minivan. HER CHILDREN WERE IN THERE. SHE RISKED LIFE AND LIMB FOR NO REASON and LIFE AND LIMB of those that had no other option but hang on for the ride.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!!!
I had a friend once who said... do you want to get there fast or alive?
Husband does NOT like computers. Has NO interest in all they are capable of or in using them just for the simplicity of email. He especially gets worked up over the lack of personal touch. For example, if someone sends him an email and its something that should be handled over the phone or in person he gets a bit wound up... With this particular issue I more often than not, nod my head and smile and agree with him on how there are situations that should be handled not on the email but I am a computer girl... I like them, they interest me, I am proud that I can find you just about anything you need from that great web-site that begins with a "G" and ends with an "oogle"... HOWEVER... here's where it is... I went to the Dr's yesterday and left there thinking about how much I LOVE, respect and AGREE with Husband.
Back-up... this is a new Dr's office to me. I have only been there once...thus yesterday it made my 2nd time ever....the nurse did all the nursey things... height/weight/BP... and I noticed she was entering everything into a laptop. She was not carrying my paper file, she was working the keys...hrrrmm..... when she left me to wait for the Dr. she took the laptop with her. Enter Dr. She had the? (or perhaps another?) laptop with her. She sat down and asked me how I was and how the summer was while opening the screen and clearly mousing around. There was no eye contact there was no warm and fuzzy (as my friend Rebecca likes to say). The appt was just a quick check-up so I was only in the office for about 10 -15 min. with the Dr. but during that short time I was mentioning a few things that happened over the summer that were LIFE ALTERING. She did not GLANCE UP from the laptop. At one point it apparently "died" she tried to continue on with the conversation while clearly being distracted by the fact that her PC was not working. At the end of the appt she wrapped things up and out the door she went with laptop under her arm.
Now...I get it. I understand this is the direction in which the world, the times, are headed. In fact I told Husband when I got home that if I happened to need the ER that night they would be able to do a quick search in the computer system, see that I had been to the Dr's that afternoon, see the BP as of 4:30 and know what I weighed in at 'round that time. HOWEVER, (here's where I tied it all together with Husband who believes in a simpler time) you are my Dr. You are my primary care physician and while I understand the convenience of the PC, you forgot to look me in the eye and remember that you are dealing with a human being who had some LIFE ALTERING events happen to her this summer and she could have used a little "warm and fuzzy". Amen Husband. Amen.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
This weekend, Labor Day...begins the fall routine and SCHEDULES. I LOVE schedules... I love routine, I love calendars, I love planning and I LOVE being busy. I think simplifying my (our) time is going to be one of my biggest challenges... Especially when the weekend looks like this....
Tonight we were supposed to help some very dear friends paint their son's new room and their new addition however that is now not going to happen... a free night? What to do with a free night... well, perhaps I should go through the rest of the weekend...
Tomorrow we will head to UNH around lunchtime to watch a previous athlete of Husband's and there is an option for a BBQ afterwards at her parents home.
Sunday there is of course church, then at 3PM we (when I say "we" I mean Husband) have our annual fantasy football draft... which for the women and children that don't participate it is loads of eating tasty football food, playing outside with the kids, and eating some more.
Monday there is another BBQ (it IS Labor Day weekend after all) at my Sister in laws (SIL) in honor of my nephew who is going away to college for the first year...
So I revert to my title... Simplify Time.... and the fact that our Friday night is now free....yes...I think that it will stay that way.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
This fall we are (read: I am simplifying and sort of coercing Husband :)) simplifying our life and just not sure that keeping a blog does that... Course I'd like to document it, how we do with our new budget, how we make more free time, how we manage the events that we WANT to do.... so we'll see what Husband and I decide on this whole "internet thing" :)