Showing posts from February, 2009

Blasts From The Past!

I've been cleaning today. For some reason, I'm in a cleaning mode, and heck, if I feel like doing it, I might as well!! How often does a person just WANT to clean, instead of HAVE to?? Well, I was dusting in the bedroom, and I decided to go through my drawer in the nightstand. I guess I could call this drawer the memory drawer. I have quite a bit of stuff from my childhood in there, and as many times as I have cleaned it out, I still keep the stuff that reminds me of being a kid!! I found my childhood diary as well. I didn't write too much, but the entries I read a bit ago made my die laughing! I'm going to see if I can just scan the entries and post them here. We'll see. I was 10 when I started it, and man, my handwriting was atrocious!! My last entry in there was in 1993, and what a difference almost 10 years made in how well I write now. Anyway, below are some toys I found in the drawer. I know I still have E.T. figurines somewhere, but they might be in the oth…

I Have A Date Tonight.....

.....and his name is Oscar. Oscar is a pretty cool guy, and he likes to give out awards for everything movie-related. Ok, I know you're rolling your eyes at me now. lol I am not always a fan of watching the Oscars, but this year, I have it bad for one of the movies nominated for 10 of those golden statues. I don't know what it is about Slumdog Millionaire that has gotten me obsessed about the movie. I have seen it twice, and I seriously want to see it again. I might wait until it gets to our cheap theater, because $3.50 is a lot more affordable than $9.50! When it comes out on DVD, you bet your bippy it's mine!! And I looooooove the soundtrack, which also happens to be nominated. I didn't think I'd really like all the Indian music, but there is something about it that I'm drawn to as well. The movie is a love story, but the viewer must take a trip down memory lane for the young man in search of his true love. The twists and turns in this movie are wonderful, an…

Happy Bit of News Sunday!

I'm not sure what it is about finding good news that is so darn hard. I wanted to try doing this every week, but I either have been way too busy, or there just hasn't been anything inspiring that I've come across. This video clip is something I watched on the NBC Nightly News broadcast on Friday night. Every Friday, they have a Making a Difference story, and this one was moving to me. I think it's a wonderful idea to help children dealing with cancer, and I hope this program is able to be continued for a long time to come.

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Well, today I have been doing a bunch of things. I washed 2 loads of laundry, washed the dishes, soaked a bunch of bras (yeah I said bras, get over it lol), and after having lunch, I finally sat down to make bracelets for myself with the expensive Swarovskis I bought last week at the bead store Mandy and I went to. As much as I am still kicking myself for spending that much, I have to admit that I loooooooooove the bracelets!! My favorite is the darkish blue one, which I'm sure is a surprise because if anyone knows me, they know how much I love red! The other bluish one is supposed to be periwinkle-ish. Periwinkle is a very hard color to figure out! I have seen it in so many shades, more on the blue side, or more on the purple side. I actually guessed that this was periwinkle, because the ladies at the store had no clue. When I got home, and compared them to other periwinkle-ish beads I have, they were darn close! So, I guess I have a Medic Alert bracelet with periwinkle for PH! W…

What Have I Been Doing??

I feel like I haven't seen much of my home in the past few days. Ever since Friday, I've spent almost all day, except for a few hours each day, out doing something! I'm surprised I am not more exhausted than I could be, but I am tired. I allowed myself to sleep in a bit this morning, and tomorrow, I have declared it Rest Day. So, here is what I was up to!

I awoke 15 minutes before my alarm to a text message from my cousin in AZ, asking if we were ok. My only thought was about the plane that had crashed in Clarence. I had heard about it the night before, but didn't know too many details. She was the one who told me everyone on board died. It's such a tragedy, and the mood around here has been somber. I've talked to 4 people who knew someone on the plane, or knew someone who knew someone. It's a terrible situation that has happened here, and my prayers have been going out to the victims and their families.

I had a dentist appt at 10:10am, then after that…

Oh My!

Today I ventured out because it was in the 50s, and I needed to get out! I went to Walmart first. I had a short list of things to get, but I took some time. I got to the section with face washes and stuff, and I was looking for a St. Ives product for acne that Ali had recommended. While crouched down on the ground (the product was that low!), I saw an acne kit. Now, I've seen several of these kits before. All of them are against the Proactiv kit that you see on tv, because their packaging all say how much less expensive it is! Well, the brand I saw is from AcneFree. The particular kit I picked up is for severe acne. If you saw my face without makeup, you'd definitely agree it's severe. It has a Retinol cream in it, to only use at night. The price for the kit was $23.74, I think. So here I had this kit in my hand, and the St. Ives for $3.99 in the other hand. What to buy??? I could try to keep doing what I've been doing for about a month with the cleanser and another a…

This Will Be Brief!

I know I haven't posted for several days. I've spent this week playing the "Am I getting sick or am I not?" game. I think my happy outings on Sunday and Monday made me feel a bit run down. I had a questionable throat for a couple days, so I pummeled myself with honey, lemon, oranges, and Vitamin C. Wednesday and Thursday, I spent most of it sleeping. I guess I needed it! Friday, I had an earache, but that had kept coming on and off this week, too. Today wasn't too bad. Well, except that after showering, I realized I had some really bad muscle pain near my shoulder. Tylenol didn't work, and a heating pad sorta helped. It's not too bad tonight, but still there. I must have slept funny somehow!

Today I went to coffee with Jeannie and Mo. On the way to Starbucks, Erin called me to ask if I wanted to go to dinner with her and Eve, and the kids (Erin's daughter and Eve's son). She said she was going to leave by 4:30, so she'd call me to see if I was …

I'm An Aunt Again!!!

My sister, Lisa, had her baby tonight!! Her water broke this afternoon at work, and when she went to the doctor, he said the baby had flipped around over the weekend so that it was breech. So, they scheduled a c-section for 9pm tonight.

I just found out that the baby is a boy! I have another nephew!!! Somehow, everyone seemed to know they were going to have a boy! And I know that Lisa and Brandon were really hoping for a boy. So, they were blessed with one!! The baby weighed 7lb 8oz, and measured 20in.

The baby has a name, but I don't really post the names of my nieces or nephews here. And, apparently, they aren't sure how they want to spell the baby's name yet! lol Lisa is doing pretty good, just resting, and when I spoke to Brandon a few moments ago, he said Lisa was holding the baby for the first time. He sounded absolutely on Cloud Nine, too!! He kept saying the baby is as cute as a button!!

So, congrats, Lisa and Brandon on the new little person in your life!! I know yo…

Breaking Free!!

Today I went to church with my mom, because I knew it was going to be "warmer" than it has been for awhile! Well, warm enough for me to be venturing out. When she picked me up, I was all wrapped up in my scarf, and when I stepped outside, I was like wow, it feels like spring!!! The sun was shining brightly, and this time it wasn't too deceiving!! After church, my mom dropped me off at my apartment quick so I could get my bag, and we went for a quick lunch at Tim Horton's. After an ok chicken salad sandwich, and a not so great half container of beef barley soup (disappointing, their soup is usually good!), we went to the movies!

I have been wanting to see Slumdog Millionaire for awhile, because it's been getting some really great reviews. It won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, and after seeing the movie, I really hope it wins the Oscar! It was one of the best movies I have seen in a really long time! The storyline is about a young man (18yr old) who wins the …

Happy Bit Of News Sunday!

I know I didn't post any happy news last week, but I couldn't find anything worth posting! I was reading this article on Yahoo! a little while ago, and I got a few tears! What a great present for a little kid!! I'm posting the article, but if you'd like, you can also read it here!

Boy's wrapped birthday gift is dad back from Iraq

Fri Jan 30, 3:47 pm ET

DAYTON, Nev. – Gabriel Hurles' sixth birthday party wasn't a surprise, but his present sure was. The kindergartner was so engrossed in the cupcakes his mother brought to his class on Wednesday that he didn't notice the enormous wrapped box off to the side.

"That's one big, giant present," a 6-year-old classmate told him. "See what you got, Gabriel."

Gabriel peeled back the wrapping paper to find the surprise of his young life — his father, an Army mechanic back in Nevada on leave from his second tour in Iraq.

"It's my dad!" he announced to his classmates at Sutro Elementary…