Showing posts from January, 2008

Some Thoughts!

This is just a quick entry! I need to go lay down for a bit. I'm tired, and I'm sure it stems from doing a 6mw on my treadmill about an hour ago. Yesterday I felt like I had enough energy to try to start walking again. I did 10 minutes, and then some stretches. My body felt stunned, it seemed like! I haven't exercised since mid-November. I'm worried that my 6mw in two weeks isn't going to get me far since I haven't been walking. Anyway, I was tired yesterday, and I'm tired today after walking. And last night, my left lung was a little achy. Not terribly, but it was enough to wonder if I should start walking again. I'll see what happens later on today. If my lung doesn't like me, then I won't continue until I talk to my doctor. I think it's a little obvious, though, that I'm still not quite over the pneumonia.

On another topic, my Grandma (my mom's mom) turns 85 today! She doesn't look anything near 80s or even late 70s. She'…

My Favorite Gadget!

My favorite gadget arrived one fine September day.
I grabbed it from the UPS man's hands right away!
On top of my bed, I scrambled to open the box.
There was my favorite gadget, about to knock of my socks!

I unwrapped it from packaging, and giggled with glee.
The gadget was red, my favorite color, you see!
I read the directions, and programmed this and that.
Soon my gadget was up and running, and boy it was phat!

My favorite gadget can do so many things.
Like tell me who wants me with a variety of rings.
Cyndi Lauper says girls just want to have fun when a friend wishes to say hi;
Michael Jackson belts out Billie Jean when family gives it a try!

If I see something I like, I push a button and snap!
My gadget takes a picture and holds onto it like a trap.
Sometimes, if I feel like it, I can hit a different button and record.
Then my gadget holds on to every single action and word!

The best part about my gadget is that it can hold
Over 400 wonderful songs of my choosing--I feel like I struck gold!
I …

New Music, and New Hope!

Whew, how I love trying to find music! In order to get music on the music player I've been using for my blog, I have to do a search. Some songs don't show up, some show up but aren't the right length, or they don't work. So I used Google to look for love songs since my little PH brain wasn't working today, and I came across so many songs that I love! I would have kept putting songs on the playlist, but I really didn't think anyone had time to sit for hours listening to it. LOL So, I just put 22 songs on there. Hope you enjoy them! They fit the theme going on in my blog right now, at least I feel they do!

Well I'm off to find something else to do. Maybe I'll continue writing out recipe cards to put into the very nice bamboo recipe box Lisa got me for Christmas! I need to get some cookbooks off my counter! lol

Oh, And One More Thought...

...I was just opening my mail a bit ago. For some reason, I got this whole survey/paperwork thing for being in the Republican party. The survey asked all sorts of questions that had to do about things they don't support that the Democrat party does. It also asks if I can contribute money to the Republican National Committee, and if I can stand the fact that Hillary Clinton may have a chance at becoming our next President. This is all fine and dandy, except for one little thing.


How I got this crap in the mail is beyond me!! I haven't changed parties in the over 14 years I've been registered to vote! I have to say that I'm highly offended. I wrote on the stupid survey that I am a registered Democrat and that I am offended that I received the survey! I put it in their prepaid envelope. I had to laugh at the fact that right on the front of it, it says something about putting my own stamp on the envelope to help save much needed funds. C…

Wishing For Naptime!

First of all, I dyed my hair a reddish color, like I usually do. I still think I need a better dye job, but I'm not rushing out to get it done. I've learned my lesson. Unless I have my hair cut incredibly short (and we all know that'll never happen!!), I will never dye my hair again! And doesn't it figure, last night Kat finally emailed me back to ask me if this weekend was alright to come over. UGH. lol

Secondly, I think you can all see that I've gotten my blog ready for Valentine's day. lol I was tired of the snowy look, and I was bored (I guess dyeing my hair didn't cure my boredom), so I thought what the heck? I'll go for a change! I am still trying to pick out new songs that fit the Valentine theme. Any suggestions??

Thirdly, I've been waiting for the oxygen guy to come today. He called me this morning and left a message saying he needed to check the numbers on my machine, and wanted to know if I'd be home today. So I called back when I got u…


Well....I can't say it is a terrific job. It's not horrible, but it's not perfect, either. Taking a picture isn't going to show anyone anything, so I just have to wait til someone actually sees me so they can tell me what they think! In the meantime, I'll just have to deal with it! And save up more money to buy more dye, perhaps.

One another aggravating note, I finished drying my hair, and went to unplug the hairdryer. One of the prongs was melted and came completely out of the hairdryer and was still sticking in the socket. Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat. First of all, how safe was that??? Not at all safe!! Secondly, apparently something is wrong with the socket, because this is the 2nd hairdryer that melted in probably 6 months. I guess I won't be drying my hair in the bathroom anymore!! And now I'll have to go out within the next couple days to get another hairdryer!! UGH!


I finally got my hair cut a few weeks ago, and then I bought the dye to have it dyed again. However, I've usually had my friend, Kat, come and dye it for me. Kat didn't answer my email last week, and Kat didn't call me back yet from yesterday. Soooooooooo, my dumb ass decided to try and dye it myself this morning. Why??? Because I thought "Well, my hair isn't as long since I had 3 inches taken off. And it's not as thick since I got it relayered. And I am bored, and the bathroom is the warmest place in the house right now, so why not just hang out in there and dye my hair?" I think I am stupid!! I am about to go dry it, and see what a big mistake this probably was. Eeeeeek!!!! I'll keep you posted!!!!

Tired of the Exhaustion!

I had such an exhausting day today. And I was tired about an hour after I got up! I had to go to the funeral home around 10am for Ron's grandfather's service. My mom called about 10:30 to ask if I was ready, but I didn't think I was going with her. But I did! She got me, and we spent time at the funeral home with Ron's family before Mandy came with the kids. After awhile, the minister arrived, and she did a short service. It was really nice. I didn't know Ron's grandfather all that well, but I know he was very much loved by his family. Everyone in his family was very emotional, but the one who broke my heart was Josh. He's in 4th grade, and I think this was the first major death he experienced for his young age. He practically bawled through the whole service, and I just felt so bad for him. He was really close with his great-grandfather. Anyway, after the service, the immediate family stayed to say a private goodbye. My mom and I waited in the hallway …

Guess What I Finally Got??

FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! Ok, it may sound so silly, but I haven't been able to get groceries for at least a couple weeks. I was getting desparate! I had been feeling too crappy to go out, and I thought I couldn't just give my mom my Foodstamp card to get me stuff (come to find out today, my caseworker told me I could. Now I know for next time!). I was feeling iffy this morning, but just decided to go anyway with my mom to get me some food!!

We started out at Aldi's, where I like to go first for many of my food items since it can be so much cheaper than starting out at Wegman's. I felt pretty good going through the store. It was also very quiet in there, not alot of people shopping, so it made it easier to get through! My mom asked if I wanted to go anywhere else, and I said maybe Wegman's since I wasn't feeling bad. There are things at Wegman's that Aldi's doesn't have, and vice versa. Anyway, we finished up there, and went over to Walmart, since I h…

Just Plain Aggravated!

I just haven't felt myself since, oh maybe late fall. I think for awhile I was worried that Revatio wasn't helping me at all. But then I had a glimpse of hope that it was working when I decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, and I did pretty good! Not my usual tiredness that comes along with going up and down the stairs with boxes and tree parts. I felt alright, and then slowly started getting really very tired quite often. Which, usually, is not a surprise to me since I go through that every once in awhile. But then I find out I had pneumonia. It was a little shocking since it came out of nowhere, and I thought having the pneumonia vaccine a few years ago should have prevented that. Of course, I find out later that it works like the flu shot, in that it doesn't prevent all types of pneumonia. Fabulous.

So I spend the month of December taking 2 antibiotics and spending an awful lot of time sleeping and taking it easy. I went out here and there for necessity,…


I truly love music. I have it on almost all the time during the day. I've got a radio in the bedroom and the living room. I have my computer with lots of songs on it. My phone is my own mp3 player, and I recently got a shower radio! My mom thinks I seriously do not need to have so many devices to play music, but I can't help it. Music is a constant for me. It's one thing that helps me get through tough times, and I find much of it comforting!

So it's only fitting that I found a way to include music in my blog! Now I know some people find music on websites annoying. For this reason, I put the playlist of music near the top. The music should start automatically. If you don't want to listen to it, click on the player once, and then click on the little pause button near the top left corner. Then you won't hear the music!

I chose music that isn't too hip hoppy, or metallic. lol I live wide varieties, but I know lots of people at least don't appreciate the da…

New Do'!

I keep meaning to post entries, but by the time I remember, I'm exhausted. I have things to tell about my Friday, but I will try to do it tomorrow! I just wanted to post a picture of myself that I took after I got my hair cut yesterday afternoon. I had about 3 inches taken off. I just can't be brave enough to chop off 10 inches for Locks of Love!!! If I did, my hair would be near my chin. I just can't have it that short!! lol Anyway, this is the hair cut, now I need to get it dyed!!

Banana Bread Recipe!

I promised several days ago to post the banana bread recipe I use, and I keep forgetting! So here it is! Enjoy!

Banana Bread
2c all-purpose flour
3/4tsp baking soda
1/2tsp salt
1/4c butter, softenend
1c sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2c mashed ripe bananas
1/3c plain low-fat yogurt
1tsp vanilla extract

*Preheat oven to 350.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about a minute). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely in wire rack.

***I use a little less sugar, about 3…

A New Year, An Anniversary, And Friggin Cold Temps!

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Happy 2008!! It's hard to believe that we are already 8 years into the 2000's. I feel like just yesterday, I was all excited about it turning into the year 2000. I really don't know where the time has gone. It seems the older I get, the faster the year goes by. And the more I forget. LOL

Today is my 9th anniversary of moving into my apartment. Ok, talk about time flying!! So much has happened to me in the 9 years since I've been here. My health changed. I had to quit my job. I got a cat. I got my masters degree. I met new friends, and lost a few old ones. I've repainted 3 rooms in the house to make it more my own style. It's been so nice being able to live down the street from my parents. I'm independent, yet I have the help so close to me if I need it. I love living here and having this place as my own!

It is freezing here today, and will be pretty cold tomorrow too. I think it's been 16 degrees most of the day…