Friday, June 30, 2006

Yay, It's FRIDAY, Ya'll!

My absolute favorite day of the week. Actually, I take that back. My favorite day is really Saturday or any other day that I'm off work. Friday is my SECOND favorite b/c it usually means that my favorite day of the week is tomorrow. Ahhhh...anticipation. *grin* Yes, I'm weird, but I'm sure that's no real big surprise by now.

So here's some weirdness (and its random, too....very much so....LOL) for you on this Friday. I took some quizzes while waiting on my good buddy, the artist, to send me a new version of our graphic (which by the way was supposed to be in my mailbox within five minutes....and that was somewhere around 20 minutes ago). Well, just for the fun of it:

Faith's Past Lives
20 BC: A corrupt politician
1197 AD: A servant to royalty
1800 AD: An astronomer
'What" were you in your past lives?' at

Just so you know, I don't believe in past lives, but its good for a laugh. LOL. So go see what you were....

okay....for some reason I am having trouble with the little table graphics....oh well. I had one on epitaphs....mine was something about I had buyers remorse from selling my soul to the devil....guess I must have since my religion is:

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble those of the Taoist faith. Spirituality is the most important thing in your life. You strive to live by all of your ideals, and live a very intellectually focused life.

40% spiritual.
0% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at

Oops...guess I should have studied for that one....I should be in the Christianity section....ROFL... Good thing I don't really believe all this....*GRIN*

Okay...last one...(that dumb new version of the graphic is still not here....GRRR)
Faith --

A person who falls into an outhouse and dies

'How" will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

ROFL....if you hit back and try again, you'll get different (RANDOM...LOVE THAT) results. My other results were quite alien, a type of dance involving little to no clothing (yikes...what is up today...guess this must go with my taoist religion or whatever....ROFL), benevolent to a fault....etc. Definitely random.

Okay that was fun....still no graphic.

I think I'm done posting for today...nothing earth-shattering or deep to talk about today. Actually, I do have some thoughts that I was thinking while driving around at lunch today but I don't think I'll post them here. I'd probably get in trouble if I said them out loud. LOL. I'll just leave you guessing. Actually, if you give me a few more hours, I'll forget what they were and then we'll all be guessing. BWAHAHAHAHA. Scary thing here is that I'm only half kidding. I really don't remember all the things that were running through my was out in the zone I guess. *Grin*

Have a great day....and weekend. I'm sure I'll be back before the fourth to wish you a happy until next time.....


PS...YAY again...the graphic just arrived...woohoo

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Is It JUST Thursday?

Feels like it oughta be at least Friday. I feel likeI'm just spinning my wheels. Why? Well...

I've been waiting to see some graphic work come through since 10 oclock this morning. I was supposed to be getting periodic emails as he was working on this project so that we could all verify which way he was going and make sure it was progressing the way that the (picky) people here at work want it to. Okay, so the same thing happened YESTERDAY, too. And I'm sure today will be just the same...apparently he does his best work in the evenings b/c about 5:45 is when I get about 3 emails from him. Of course, I am no longer HERE at 5:45 and I don't see them until 8:30 the next morning. Naturally, he is not in his office at THAT particular time of day since he's worked late the night before. WELL. Thats one wheel spinning item.

My car is in the shop today...the OPDS Sensor (the airbag SRS light) is faulty in my lil car and we got a warranty letter stating that it was covered and would be repaired at no charge. So I take it in, get it checked, they make an appointment to get it repaired and order the part. I call this afternoon to make sure its going to be ready by the time we leave work...what do I hear? Yes, the ever famous statement: Well, see, this is what happened. NOO! NO NO NO NO NO! I do not want to hear these few words which have struck terror in my heart. Thankfully it was nothing serious, only that she ordered the OPDS Sensor for the 01 Honda Accord that we USED to own, not the 01 Honda Accord which we CURRENTLY own. Oops. Honest mistake. So I don't think my car is fixed...from what it sounds like, she's going to have to reorder the part which has to be ordered specific to the car and I'll have to make another appointment. On the bright side, she did inform me that my VIN # is still covered under that warranty so its just a minor inconvenience. Still...thats wheel spin number two.

Its time to go pick up my car, so I'll get back to you with the rest of the frustrating things that are bugging me today.

I'll leave you with this funny shirt that one of my coworkers is wearing. It says:

not enough circuses



*Edited to add* Okay well, today is Friday and I no longer remember the other frustrating things that were happening yesterday to bug never mind that. Oh yeah, and my car is not fixed. They're supposed to call me when the RIGHT part gets in and we'll go through the whole ordeal again. *SIGH*

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

New Header last night I was playing around on my computer and decided I was bored with my old headers and I wanted to create a new one. I came up with two, but I can't decide which one I like better...and it still feels like they're both....i don't know...missing something. Help me out...anybody got any ideas as to what I'm missing here? Oh and here's the link to the other blog header....obviously the first one is up at the top of this page. =)

Had a frustrating trip to Walmart Photo Center today. I was so aggravated with the lady, I could have screamed. So I turned in some photos in that little one hour kiosk thing and then I go up to the counter b/c I had three different receipts and wanted to make sure they knew that the order was together since they always give me cheaper prints after like #20. So I walk up to the counter and lay the receipts down and explain this to her. She says, you have the wrong photo place, we don't do any discounts. I say, no, I always get my pictures printed here and I've never asked for it, but the receipt always shows a discount after the 20th print. She says back, no, we do not do discounts and we have never done discounts, you must have us confused with somebody else. THAT made me MAD. DUH, like I don't know where I've gotten my pictures printed at for the last year and a half. Like I don't know which place I have submitted a copyright release for myself stating that my pictures are my own work so that I can get them printed there. Like I'm too dumb to read the receipt that says 4x6 - 1-20 = 0.19, 4x6 - 21-35 = 0.15. HELLO. Okay well at this point, I give up and say well whatever. But I also have this cd that I need a panorama print made of one of these pictures and it doesn't do it on the machine. She says, oh sorry, we don't do those either. UM...OKAY. Since when? How RETARDED. I just grabbed my stuff and walked off before I did something drastic. if you know me, I'd never have the nerve to actually do anything, especially not anything drastic, and if I did, I'd probably feel bad about it and would end up going back and apologizing, but it sounded good to say it anyways. *GRIN*

In other news...happy hump-day, people. Hope everyone is having a good day. Other than the momentary irritation, mine is quite busy but anyone else experiencing the end of the fiscal year stuff about now? Our fiscal year ends June 30th and there is much to be done before then....speaking of things to be done, I need to get back to it.

Later, ya'll.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

One of Those Days

Okay, I'm like, so ready for Friday already. Today has been frustrating. I'm sure the stress level of my job is nowhere near most people's, but I just get so aggravated when I end up being the go between for people that are slightly picky and can't decide what they want and the poor artist who is trying please them. Especially when I personally like the work the artist is coming up with and when I know what kind of work goes into projects like that. *SIGH* Lord, love'm all. *BIGGER SIGH*

Well, update on our Ohio trip. I'll be brief....thats how I usually get when I'm frustrated. LOL.

I think I have already mentioned some of it...I posted Saturday morning while we were IN Ohio. So Saturday morning I found the flip flops I was looking them! I'm very rapidly becoming flip flop obsessed. ( I need another obsession) Anyways, I also ended up buying a skirt and three Ohio State Buckeye shirts b/c I found some in pink....woohoo! Then KC had to get me out of Goody's before I bought too much. The Goody's in Heath, OH is AWESOME by the way...its about three times the size of the one here. WAY cool.

We went to visit KC's grandma from there and spent the day with her. Except for the few minutes at lunch when we ran out to pick up a bite to eat and drop off some clothes that my friend down here sent up with us for my other friend (her sister) in OH....I was aggravated...we had to get back to grandma's and ended up just leaving the clothes for her because we couldn't wait for her to get there. *Sigh* I would have liked to at least said hey....haven't seen them since February. But life stinks. I had the hardest time staying awake at grandma's b/c we had stayed up so late the night before. It was terrible. I felt so bad b/c I kept yawning. We ended up playing SkipBo which was good b/c it kept me awake. Good thing, too, cuz KC fell asleep and left me sitting there playing SkipBo with grandma. It was fun though...I didn't mind.

We left grandma's about 4:15 and went back to the hotel to change clothes, then met KC's cousin and aunt at Red Lobster for dinner at 5. That was fun, but I felt really bad b/c I had a headache and the smell of the food was making me nauseous. I didn't want to even eat, but I forced myself to. I also downed three Advil, so by the time we left there, it was easing off some.

After that, we headed for a "large get-together" of folks that KC knew when he lived up there and hasn't seen them in a long time. I won't mention any more about that except that we only went because there were a bunch of his old friends in one place and it was a convenient place to see everyone at the same time. LOL....ANYWAYS.

We got in late to the hotel, but not as late as Friday night, then got up early Sunday morning and went to church where AD (our friend that recently moved to OH) goes. We had lunch at Fazoli's with AD, SR, and AW and then KC, A, and I came back home. There were a lot of idiot drivers on the road Sunday afternoon. It was very aggravating and at times quite humorous, but thats a tale for another day.

Nuff said about that. (Um....guess that wasn't real brief after all....LOL)

Here's an interesting link for you: Matt Bizzell Band
The link doesn't quite take you there, but on the photos #4.....this is my charming, musically talented brother (check out his lil piece on the bio page--third biography down). He makes me sick. LOL...not really, but you know what I mean. Maybe someday he'll be famous. Maybe he'll remember his little ol' big sister. Maybe that's a lot of "maybe's." LOL.

Okay...this post is quite long enough. I'm outa here. Hey guess's only 3:46....I didn't put this post off until the last minute today. Aren't you proud of me? ROFL!

Edited to add....this is funny...I just realized that I had "one of those days" last Tuesday, too. Strange...I didn't realize how boring my life is...even my bad days occur in a set routine.....ROFL.


Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Monday

It really seems like its always Monday. Or maybe its just because I hardly miss a post on Monday's.

Today wasn't bad. Its kinda flown by. My friend (SM) down the road from my building (you know who you are...LOL) was kind enough to help me out today. While we were out today during lunch, she said I better be careful what I say about her on my blog...cuz she sometimes reads it. So I figured today would be a good day to talk about her. *GRIN* She's such a terrific, really, I'm totally not just saying that! Hehe. Seriously, she's the kind of person you feel like you've known all your life. We started walking together a couple days a week not too long ago, so we've gotten to know each other a little better. Anyways, I had made an appointment last week to get my airbag SRS light in my car checked out today since there has been a recall on them and my light has been on for awhile now. So I was going to have my mom pick me up and drop me back off...only she was off today. Susan was nice enough to pick me up and drop me off. Then she even took me to lunch with her and MB (another lady that used to work here). I'm telling you what, they had me in tears over lunch....hysterical. Its been forever since I've laughed that hard. Too much fun.

Not a lot else is going an email from another one of my friends (KR) that has the adorable little boy in those pictures I posted last week. She said she thought they were *stunning* Totally made my day. I'm really glad she liked them.

I can't think of anything random today. Oh, this is kinda random, ya know that long, long list of things about me? I think I might go back and edit it. Cuz after I posted it, I keep thinking of things that should have been on there....LOL. Just like with everything don't remember until you're finished. *sigh*

Ohio was cool....I might post about the trip tomorrow. I'm so mad at myself. I took the camera along and didn't take one single picture...even though I had it with me most of the time. POO!

Well, its five oclock. Catcha....


Saturday, June 24, 2006


That would be me. I am sitting in our hotel eyes are glazed over. Its like 8:15 in the morning and we got up at 7:30. I still don't feel normal even after a nice (read: long) hot shower. We got in at 2am last night. Didn't go to sleep until 2:30-2:45.

Okay, if you're that was a long trip, they left at 1:30, then let me explain. We actually made good time (despite me taking a little 10 minute side trip down the wrong highway after I missed a turn on 77. I can explain that...really).

Anyways, so we got up here in between 6 1/2 and 7 hours...which is pretty decent time. We dropped our friend who rode up with us to see her sister for the weekend off at her sister's place. Then we went to KC's grandma's for about 1 1/2 hours and just as we were getting ready to leave around 10:15, our friend calls. A bunch of the young people are coming over to the house she's staying at and do we want to come over for pizza? We're like sure. Why not. So we stop by the hotel to check into our room, and then head over there. We get there like at 11pm. The other folks drift in one by one....everyone eats pizza....we hang out, talking and laughing until like was really fun. I saw a couple people I hadn't seen in years. So we finally get back to the hotel and wind down a bit and next thing ya know....its 7:30am. *SIGH*

Have I ever mentioned how dead I feel when I don't get enough sleep? YIKES. Its bad. Fingers crossed that I survive this weekend. I feel old...I used to be able to stay up that late and not be bothered. *huge sigh*

So the reason Ms. Ditzy Me missed the turn off: She had been reading a magazine and not paying attention to the highway. We had stopped for gas, and KC asked me to he crawls in the backseat and lays down and me and AW are sitting up front. We get back on the highway and about 10 minutes later, he sits up and says, where are we, this doesn't look familiar. Guess we got to talking and missed the sign. I didn't even know I77 turned off...he didn't mention that part, and I didn't remember, or I would have been looking for it. *sigh* Chalk it up...another one of my "ditz" moments. At least I didn't damage anything that time...except my ego. (LOL)

Well....gotta get moving....need to find a Goody's so I can get some flipflops before we go to grandma's. I HATE shopping for shoes when I need them....cuz when I need them, I can never find what I need. GRRR.

Catcha LATER!

Friday, June 23, 2006


I despise packing. I ALWAYS forget something. Thats what I'm doing today, I'm sure. Packing AND forgetting something. Ever get that weird sense that you're forgetting something but you can't remember what it is? I hate that. Just last weekend when we went to TN, I forgot all our shower stuff (shampoo, soap, etc) and we ended up over there in Walmart at midnight buying up all these travel size bottles. LOL. How aggravating. And how dumb of me to forget things that we use all the time. DUH.

Well, I'm off work today...that is, I'm at home anyways. I always end up doing more when I'm home, so technically I'm not "off". *Sigh* Just thought I'd post a leetle goodbye message since we're getting ready to leave. I can't stay on here b/c I have GOT to get the rest of the stuff packed before KC gets home, so we'll be ready to leave when he gets here. I have way too much stuff left to do and not enough time to do it in. I hate that, too.

If you don't hear from me before Monday, then have a great weekend. Because hopefully, thats what I'll be doing. =)


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Back To My List

Only 99 things left.....

2. I took a nerd test today.
3. I'm not a nerd...not even close.
4. I lost the link to the little scoring box that showed I wasn't a nerd.
5. I'm almost always sleepy and I love naps.
6. Caffeine is not helping my sleeping problem today.
7. I quit caffeine in December.
8. I kicked the habit for 5 months.
9. I drank one Dr. Pepper in May and now I'm back to two sodas a day.
10. I need to quit again.
11. My favorite drink in the whole world is Dr. Pepper.
12. Only 87 things to go....I think....
13. I'm not good with numbers.
14. I made an A in the Fundamentals of Algebraic Modeling (one of the only two college classes I took)
15. Then they asked me to tutor the supplemental instruction sessions for the next semester of that class.
16. The students who came all passed.
17. I did that for 2 semesters.
18. I love Sudoku.
19. I'm really good at random. (You probably figured that out at about #12...LOL)
20. I sucked my thumb until I was....dare I say it out loud....10.
21. I used to hate pink. Now its one of my favorite colors.
22. My other favorites are green, blue, and brown.
23. I love earth tones.
24. I have an olive complexion.
25. I have only been really sunburned maybe twice in my life.
26. I hardly ever wear sunscreen.
27. My favorite food is Italian.
28. Second favorite is Mexican.
29. I don't like people staring at me.
30. It gives me a complex.
31. I get stared at a lot. Hence my huge complex.
32. I get claustrophobic in large crowds.
33. I can be surrounded by people and still feel lonely.
34. I would rather read a book than do my chores.
35. I would rather do anything than do my chores.
36. My house is usually messy.
37. My husband hates that.
38. I'm not very domestic.
39. I have always been a bit of a tomboy.
40. I sing in the shower, car, and church.
41. I've always wanted to sing karaoke but I'm afraid I'd get up and embarrass myself. And did I mention I don't like crowds?
42. I hate rejection.
43. I love sunshine.
44. I only love rain if I can be home curled up in bed because it makes me sleepy.
45. I almost drowned in a friend of a friend's pool one summer when I was about a kid because I jumped in the deep end thinking I knew how to swim.
46. I almost drowned the girl who tried to rescue me.
47. My dad jumped in the pool to save us both -- fully clothed and didn't even stop to take off his glasses, watch, or wallet. That's love.
48. I still can't swim very well.
49. But now I can dive off the diving board, and paddle across the deep end without endangering either my life or the lives of others.
50. Jennifer wasn't kidding. 100 IS a lot. Only she said that at about 93. I'm only at 50.
51. I can type around 60 wpm. Maybe more now....that figure is from a test I took when I was sixteen.
52. I know people who can type 90 wpm.
53. My brother is musically gifted.
54. He got the charm and looks, too.
55. He's younger than me and my only sibling.
56. He makes me sick, but I love him anyways.
57. He's about 6 inches taller than me and I'm 5'8"
58. His height is the one thing I'm not envious of.
59. People used to think we were twins because we're only 15 months apart.
60. We are 50% Italian. Our dad is 100% Italian.
61. None of us speak any Italian.
62. My first car was a white honda civic.
63. My second car was a white honda civic.
64. I love a manual transmission. That was my favorite thing about my second car.
65. I met KC when I was 13 and he was 20.
66. I had a crush on him forever, but he pretty much ignored me until I was 18.
67. He told me after we were married that he thought I was pretty the whole time.
68. He said he never showed it then because I was "jail-bait."
69. When I turned 18, he asked me out.
70. He dumped me twice and the third time I said forget it.
71. Then he said "Hindsight's 20/20" and "Please??"
72. This is a good place to say that I'm a very forgiving and soft-hearted person.
73. We got married 4 months after that.
74. We've been married for 4 1/2 years.
75. He's a great hubby.
76. He lets me spend money on scrapbooking supplies that I don't really need.
77. I never have time to use the supplies I have but I still keep buying them.
78. It's one of my addictions.
79. I want to stay at home instead of working so that I can scrapbook.
80. I want to have kids so I'll have some new topics for scrapbooking. (ROFL)
81. Actually, I just want kids.
82. I am usually optomistic.
83. I'm having a hard time being optomistic about the chances of our having kids.
84. I hate to cry.
85. I REALLY hate to cry in public.
86. I don't cry very often.
87. I save it all up until something triggers an explosion. Then I will cry for at least 3 hours straight.
88. I don't like getting hit on.
89. It's flattering to be found attractive but
90. I never know how to handle it politely. It's always awkward.
91. I need a sign that says, "I'm NOT interested"
92. I'm getting better at it. Practice.
93. I'm too impatient.
94. I'm a perfectionist, I have a hard time not concentrating on flaws.
95. I have to work to focus on the positive.
96. I love my house. Even though its messy.
97. I'm addicted to reading blogs.
98. I'm coordinationally-challenged (that's a positive way of saying I'm a clutz).
99. My favorite cds at this moment are church choirs.
100. I love finishing a project.

Yay! I finished it...if only all my projects were that easy. By the way, thanks, Rebecca for the comment. You gave me the push to just DO it....b/c you're one a day....that might take a while. And hey, 100 wasn't as bad as I thought. =) You can do it, too!

Speaking of comments....thanks to you guys that are leaving comments. I love hearing from you and knowing who's out there reading this. The comments usually make me smile and a couple made me laugh out loud. Much appreciated. =)

I'm out for now....


I am seriously tired. I was up until 12:30 last night trying to get the editing and resizing done on those baby pictures. I did pretty good, out of the 100 or so that I liked out of the 350 I snapped (LOL), I have narrowed it down to about 25 really good ones and about that many of the not as perfect shots just in case she likes one of them better. While I was editing, I found these in there....the not so perfect moments:
Can't help but smile everytime I look at this one.....

Oops...somebody's about ready for a nap....where did the happy face go?This one is just begging for some of those thought bubbles like in the totally cute!

Well, thats it for now...I've got to get a couple other pictures that I edited last night put up over on my photo blog and then I've gotta finish getting ready for work.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006


it's coming down to that part of the day again....time to get my stuff together and go home. Hooray. But I haven't posted today....not hooray. Over on SJ the blog challenge is to post a list of 100 things about me....i started writing...I'm not sure I will be able to come up with 100 things. I'm not that interesting of a person.

Here's the start of my list:

1. I am certifiably insane, but apparently the right people haven't caught that yet or else I wouldn't still be on the "outside." *evil laugh* BWAHAHAHA. =)

Yep...thats as far as I am going today. I'll get back with the other 99 things later.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

One of Those Days

I want to have a day where everything goes right. Where everything that needs to be done, gets done. Where I don't feel a single moment of "blah-ness" anywhere on my emotional radar. Where PMS is not an option. Where life is fair. Where I don't have 300 projects hanging over my head that all need to be done yesterday. Where I'm not tempted to procrastinate on previously mentioned projects. Where there is plenty of time (and energy) in my day to get it all done. Just one day that is perfect? Guess that would probably be heaven and won't happen here on earth. *sigh*

I'm just in one of those moods. And I don't feel like complaining so I'm just going to get off here and go fold the mountain of laundry (literally) that is covering the bed and kiss my hubby who just got home.

Later ya'll!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Another Garfield Day

It is Monday and I think this is the longest time that I have gone without posting. Four whole days. *sigh* I have been in some serious withdrawal....LOL....just kidding...actually, I was too busy to miss it much.

It was great to have a long weekend, but I don't feel like I got much "time off." I think I worked harder and did more being "off" than I do here at work. *smiles* Desk work is so much easier than house work.

Wednesday night and Thursday morning I did laundry and cleaned the house and got ready for Baby G's pictures. After that was done (couple hours for that), put the house back together and packed our bags and hit the road for TN.

We were at campmeeting until Saturday (and in case you aren't familiar with that term...think three church services and food/fellowship in between services...kind of like a big family reunion since we don't see a lot of those folks except at campmeeting every year or so) and we left after lunch on Saturday and came back to NC and visited with KC's stepdad for Father's day.

Sunday was church at our regular congregation and then after the morning service we went to my dad's to see him for Father's day. Got home around 9pm and worked on sizing and editing Baby G's pictures until 11pm.

Definitely related to Garfield this morning in that I did NOT want to get up. It was kind of funny b/c KC leaves anywhere between 5 and 6am and when he leaves, he sets the alarm for me to get up around 6-6:30. I ask him my standard question, "Did you set the alarm" and he replies, "Yep." I say, "set it for 6 b/c I need to get a few things done before I leave." Then he goes, "well, its 6 now." I'm like, "oh...okay...set it for 6:15." ROFL....and at 6:15 I STILL didn't want to get up. But I did and now I'm at work. SO....there was absolutely NO time in there for R&R. *sigh* Which is why I am so dog tired and sleepy today. *double sigh*

Anyways, I'm in love with Baby G....I had so much fun taking his pictures. I snapped like 350 pictures...ROFL! I think about 1/3 of them turned out cute, so I'm having a hard time choosing which ones to work with. I have only gotten through about MAYBE 15 or so of the 1/3 good ones....teehehe....this is bad. But he's such a darlin, I couldn't resist. I took a couple of him with his parents, too....they were harder....I had trouble getting them to all look the same direction. And if Baby G was lookin cute, Mom and Dad weren't looking, or I needed to adjust the lighting or something. I definitely need to work on my family skills. But I did get a couple to turn out okay. I'm ready to get the other ones gone through and edited so I can get them to her before his second birthday....LOL. Procrastinator, that's me.

Tonight a guy from the Philippines who oversees about 50 churches over there will be at the church doing a talk on the missions over there. That should be interesting. I know KC will be interested since he went on a mission trip over there a couple years ago. But that just means that tonight we'll be busy, too.

Lord, I just need some time to rest and get some things done. HELP. This weekend we're talking about going to OH to see KC's grandma, so if that works out, thats another weekend that we will be completely worn out from travelling. *sigh* Our poor cats are going into withdrawal. Their humans have "busy disorder" *grin*

Well...thats about as random as it gets today. See ya.....


Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Boy, this is a GREAT hump day....b/c I'm off the rest of this week, so technically this is my FRIDAY. Yahoooo!!! *smiles* Sweet for me...sorry for you if you have to work the rest of this week. =)

Nothing very exciting today. I cleaned my desk here at work (the excitement of that is simply incredible...*please note the sarcasm there*). Anyways, the rest of the day I spent helping some co-workers set up the email on their new computers. So all in all, the day has passed quickly and I've stayed busy which is just the way I like it. Draggy days are a bore.

Blah blah blah....ever have days when you don't feel like writing? Today is one of those for me. Yeah, and so was yesterday. Joy. *said in the most droll tone possible*

So what's something random....I haven't posted anything random in awhile. Ahhh...can't think of anything...told you I was "blocked" today. Oh well...its 4:55...I'm shutting down my computer and going home.

Later, ya'll!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I've been busy ALL DAY! Database cleanup...gotta love it. *sigh* So much fun. NOT. And I'm not even close to being finished. This is just such a chore that I've been putting off for so long that its totally out of control. Well...least I get to go home in about five minutes....YaY!

My mind is zonked today when it comes to a deep and thought provoking post, so I'm not even going to bother trying. Have a great afternoon.


Monday, June 12, 2006

Garfield and other random things

I think the reason Garfield is my favorite cartoon is simply because we seem to feel the exact same way on many issues....Mondays in particular. YUCK. I am so incredibly sleepy today. My eyelids feel like they contain lead or some other weighted material. *sigh* What I wouldn't give to go home and crawl under the covers and sleep right now. I might just let CV drive home so I can sleep this afternoon. One of the perks of having a "carpool." Bwahahaha. Really, I'm not evil...she sleeps sometimes in the morning when I pick her up. =)

Weird weird thing happened to me today. I was going to work this morning and my tank was on E...which is not all that out of the ordinary, so I know exactly how far I can go after the light comes on, but CV and I were talking and I wasn't paying attention and forgot to stop at the gas station I usually stop at. No big deal, I can probably make it on into work. So I'm driving along and suddenly it kinda putts a little bit and picks back up. Well, this is not a good all the times I've nearly ran dry, its never done that. (KC, darlin, if you are reading this, I'm sure it was just an air bubble or my imagination....I'm SURE I wasn't THAT close to running out of gas...the light had only been on for about 20 miles) But just to be on the safe side, I decided to stop at the next gas station...which was a seedy lil dump that I would not stop at under normal circumstances. I pull my tank, put the nozzle in and the gas won't start....apparently you have to pay or they wont turn the tank on. (Obviously this is a trustworthy neighborhood...wait, are those bars on the windows?....LOL....just kidding) Anyways, so I leave the nozzle in the tank, run into the store -- noticing on the way in that there is this old scummy-lookin dude (aka dirty old man) getting out of his truck behind my car looking at me in a way that kinda gives me the heebiejeebies. I hand the clerk five dollars and go back to my car. Thank heavens it doesn't take very long to put five dollars in the tank b/c as I'm walking back to my car, this is the conversation:

dirty old man: "Hey, is your name Wendy?"
me: "No."
d.o.m.: "Oh. Well, then you have a twin sister somewhere."
me (now pumping gas and praying it will hurry): "Oh."
d.o.m.: "That's amazing. You look just like her."
me (thinking this sounds like some crazy joke): *polite laugh* "Wow."
d.o.m.: "Yeah, she's been dead eight years."
me (not sure what to say now, so I laugh again and screw the gas cap on as fast as possible and open my car door): "Mmm...well"
d.o.m. (seeing that I'm leaving): "Well...thats just funny."

So I pull away if "Wendy" has been dead eight years, just why did you ask if I was her???? *DUH* I'm not kidding...I didn't look at him too close, but at a glance, he sure fit "dirty old man" to a T. Greasy brown hair, beer gut, and glasses the size of dinner plates and about as thick, driving some kind of piece of junk pickup....I'm talkin creepy. YUCK. I was REAL happy to get out of there. Thats the last time I stop at THAT gas station...of course, if I run out of gas on the side of the road, I wouldn't be able to leave if he stopped to "HELP." So maybe I won't let the tank get that low from now on. *GRIN*

That was a perfect incident for a random insane blog, huh?

Okay people, its 4:58 on Monday...time to go home.


Saturday, June 10, 2006


Sweet Saturdays. Love it. I'm so tired...but its a good feeling. I cleaned the house, laid out on our back deck and read a book and got a nice tan, and then went to CV's birthday cookout. Didn't get to take GR's one year pictures, but I'll get those later, hopefully.

Things that made me happy this weekend so far:
  • I jumped on the trampoline with the girls at CV's and I can still do handsprings, backflips, and front flips and I haven't done it in years.
  • I only have a couple of tan lines but a great tan and it was sweet to get to relax out in the sun. (It was funny...picture this in your head: me laying on a wet beach towel with a glass of lemonade in reach, reading my book and every little while sprinkling myself and the towel with cold water from the watering can.) Teehehe...if I closed my eyes, I could almost imagine I was at the ocean....then the airconditioning unit would kick on. ROFL! Ahh...sweet summer.
  • I had fun in Asheville last night with LF....the best part: no guys hit on us! Which was really awesome. I usually hate going places with other girls or without KC but it must be the glasses. Whatever the reason, L and I had fun, picking up her wedding dress (after we finally found the place...she didn't remember how to get there) and shopping in the mall without the guys (hehe).
  • Got invitation to previously mentioned LF's wedding in the mail today. She did a great job. They don't look like they made them theirselves...totally professional. Very pretty.

Okay....guess thats it for now. No other words of wisdom (I mean bits of insanity) to talk about today. Hope you're having a great weekend!


Friday, June 09, 2006


will blogger be normal again? I see another message saying another scheduled outage at 8:23 AM PST....I wonder if that was from yesterday. I hope so....but I'm going to post early just in case.

Guess what, ya' is Friday! This week has crawled by (and flown at the same time...if such a thing is possible). Its mostly been a good week. That makes me happy.

Remember that church sign I was telling you about on Sunday? Well...there's a new message...sometimes I think they're just putting crazy things up there so people will notice the church...guess that would be pretty decent logic. HOWEVER, I saw the guy putting up the sign the other morning (he must have been running late, cuz I don't usually see him out there) and he looked to be around the same age as Noah was when he finished building the ark, so I'd dare say his crazy messages are a sign that its pretty close to nursing home time. Bless his heart (LOL...had to put that in there). Anyways, the sign now says: Born again people be ready. What in the WORLD is THAT supposed to mean? If you're born again, shouldn't you already be ready? Should you really need to tell born again people to be ready? If you want to tell people to get ready, just say so...don't confuse the issue. Ah well...glad thats not my church. LOL

Well, weekend is shaping up to be a busy one. I have my fingers crossed to get to take my friend's lil boy's one year pictures....he's such a doll...i hope it works out. That will be tomorrow if it happens...then, CV is having a birthday cookout at 2pm and that will be my Saturday. Tonight I promised my friend LF that I'd take her to Asheville to pick up her wedding dress, and we have to be there by 6:30 so I'll have to leave work a few minutes early to be able to pick her up in time to make it. Its always fun hanging out with her...we've known each other since she was 6 years she's 20....*sigh* I miss back when. =) Old friends really are the best. I'm supposed to take her wedding pictures this fall, too...eek. I'm already nervous about that. =)

Gotta get busy always....

Thursday, June 08, 2006


And today they're not appears that blogger is having some problems. This is the second attempt at this post and I refuse to type all this lets see if this will post before I waste more time. GRR.

PS I'm in a happy mood again....much better now...I hate days like Tuesday. *sigh* =)



Missed a Day

Well...blogger was apparently down yesterday when I tried to post, so I didn't get to (duh, right?...LOL). Anyway, for yesterday....happy hump day! And now we're coasting downhill to Friday! Yahoo! I'll try to come back and post later on today when I have more time (as its almost time right now to leave for work and I need to get moving). =)


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Old Habits Die Hard

And ain't that the truth? After a long hard look at myself last night, I resolved to get my mind and thoughts back under control as they seem to be travelling to places that I do not want them to be. Course, thats going to take God's help...I very obviously can't do it on my own. Today I realized that this is going to be harder than I thought...but I'm not givin up...its gonna happen. Today has been better in some regards with this issue, but its so easy to slip back into a certain way of thinking and conversation without even realizing it. I caught myself today heading back into that "way of thinking" when talking to a friend and had to change the subject before I got myself in trouble. BUT except for that little "slip-up" I've done good today....which is a major improvement over some days. This shouldn't be that difficult. I can and I will do this. I will not let my stupid "way of thinking" defeat me. With God ALL things are possible. I can do ALL things through Christ, who strengtheneth me.

Well, that paragraph was for me...I just had to get it out...pep talk for myself. Its kind of a downer that I even need one. I really just want to go home and crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head. SO I think thats all I'm gonna post for now...I don't think I have it in me to be cheerful today, and rather than gripe and complain or try to fake happy, I think I'm just going to head out. Hopefully my normally happy self will return tomorrow.


PS...this song just came on the radio...suits my mood

...Jesus, take the wheel, take it from my hands
Cause i can't do this on my own
I'm letting give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Jesus, take the wheel...

...I'm sorry for the way I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Guess What Time It Is

Yep...6 minutes till 5. You knew it'd be somethin like that, huh? LOL. I don't really have a lot to say today...well, I do, but not a lot of time to say it in. =) Procrastination is a terrible habit. In my defense, however, today it was not entirely my fault. I had plenty of work to do and have been scrambling around to get it all done. So now, I'm ready to go home and thought I'd post.

What's something short....ok...this is something cool I found out today...I was reading over on SJ and found out that "Niredla" is going to be in one of my classes at the CK Convention in August! How totally cool is that? I'm so excited to meet someone from SJ! Very, very cool!

Okay...the girl who rides with me is ready to I have to close up my computer and lock my office...ITS ALL HER FAULT! LOL!!! JUST KIDDING. I'm ready to go home myself. *grin* Surprise.

Hey this is a neat thought....Monday is almost over! Yay!



This is kinda funny. Found it on another blog....try it!

Your Linguistic Profile::
60% General American English
25% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Yankee

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A Rare Occasion

I'm posting on a often does THAT happen? Not very. It is almost five and I've had my nap, and its about time to go back to church. Speaking of church....

My good friend AD is moving to OH and this morning was her last service with all of us....that makes me very sad. A whole bunch of us from church went up to Four Oaks in Old Fort for her goodbye lunch after service today. *sigh* I'm really gonna miss that girl.

So we were at lunch and were talking to a couple from church....who I had given the link to my photoblog....and they said they had gone to it....and from there linked to this site. SO...not that I have anything to hide, and I'm careful what I say on here, but I disconnected the link from my photoblog to here in case I give my photoblog link to anyone else....HEHEHE. I'm so bad, huh?

On another church topic...lets talk about weird church signs. Do you ever drive down the road and read a church sign and just shake your head for at least five miles farther because it is either dumb or confusing or both? LOL. Did that twice this week...over the same sign....ROFL. I was going to post about it when I first saw it earlier this week, but forgot about it, and saw it today and thought it would make a good topic for a Sunday post. *GRIN* SO are you wondering what the sign said now? hehee.....okay. It said: TAKE TIME TO READ THE BIBLE YOU'LL WISH YOU HAD. Does that mean you should not read yours, you should read the one you WISH you had? Is it telling me to COVET a Bible? How are you supposed to read something you WISH you had? Honestly, I don't think some people really think about what it sounds like when they put it up.

Alright. Enough for one day. Have a good one and see ya Monday (LORD WILLIN)


Friday, June 02, 2006

Procrastination and other such things I was reading some of my bookmarked blogs today (courtesy of bloglines -- which is very helpful when you have a lot of blogs to read and don't want to go to every one to check for updates) and I was reading "All Kinds Of Writing" and here's a little interesting tidbit they wrote:

"And procrastination? What do we do about that? One way to battle procrastination caused by anxiety is to think of another project, bigger, more demanding and frightening. The idea is to trigger anxiety that working back on your original project you avoided would be a way to procrastinate that new big one. Your original project becomes the fun project, the one you waste time with and avoid deadlines, the one that's easier to work on. Apparently it works."
Anyways....I might have to try that (LATER OF COURSE)...ya know, when I think about it though, that might actually work....

So this is from the one of the same authors whose works I was reading about effective blogging. However, this was about the only article on this topic that I could remotely identify with...the other ones I read were the ones that caused me to write the previous post regarding blogging effectiveness. LOL.

Moving on...not a lot happenin today. Yesterday was not a good day, got some bad news regarding future plans, not to mention the fact that I was sick and not feeling very perky most of the day. BUT TODAY, my friends, is FRIDAY! And that makes me very happy. I love love love Fridays. Almost as much as I love KC.....hehehe....KIDDING OF COURSE!! LOL.

Catch ya LATER!

More pictures from NY

We took a picnic up (or is it down? I have no clue) to Letchworth State Park. It was a beautiful park...pretty much like being up on NC's Blue Ridge Parkway. Why is it that ordinary food tastes so much better when eaten outside? Anyways, except for the ants, it was fun.

After we ate, the guys played Bocce which is sort of a cross between horseshoes, golf, name it. It was pretty fun.
When L got tired, KC needed me to come show him how it was done, and then Uncle M and I beat KC and Dad who had been winning. It was fun, until Mom came and played in KC's spot. Then she tromped me and Uncle M. *SIGHHHH* =)
Yummy watermelon! But OH so sticky! This picture is like a classic summer shot...too cute.
And my cousin, L, again.
L's dog, Milkshake (this was actually taken at their house, not at the park...the dog didn't go with us to the park)
And another picture at the conservatory...this one is of mom and dad in front of this little fake backdrop that was set up in one corner.

Oh yeah, and I put some more pictures over on the photo blog of the rainbow and some more flowers and waterfall pictures. I absolutely LOVE the rainbow cool.