Sunday, August 31, 2008

5 years ago today

My hubby & I went on our 1st date. We met on We talked for 2 months & then met on 8/31/03 at Jumbalayas restaurant. If I remember right he was a few minutes late, but he showed up with flowers. That's why he was late cause he stopped to get them. I knew during that date that I was done looking for Mr Right. I had gone out with 2 other guys from match. 1 on 2 dates & another on 1 date. I canceled my membership to Match the next day. We've been together ever since.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Exercise balls are dangerous

I bought 1 last week. My doc said that it might help my back & posture. Well my hubby was on it earlier & saying he could balance on it with his feet up in the air. He was in the kitchen adding child locks to the drawer. So I decided to sit in there with him on the ball on the kitchen floor. I decided to stretch & lean back. Well the ball started rolling & I fell backwards. I knocked Tara over & hit the stove door really hard with the back of my head, bruised my elbow & stratched my foot. My head still hurts & my neck. I knew better than to sit on the floor with it, but did it anyway.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kids songs

We have a few kids cds & toys with music on them. I always get the songs stuck in my head. I'm a cool rock chic, I'm not suppose to have "Old McDonald" or "Skip to my Loo" stuck in my head. I think I might have to start playing my music after I hear 1 of her songs to try to get another song in my head.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Too many photos

I'm always taking pics, pretty much everyday. That's my thing, that's what I do. Now I'm trying to get them organized & get the old 1s in photo albums & the newish 1s in scrapbooks. My hubby pointed out that I won't be able to put all of the new 1s in scrapbooks. I have over 150 pics just from July. I'm in the process of sending them in to be printed for tomorrow. I wanted to print each months pics at the end of the month, but I'm already behind. I have thousands of pics since I was born. I do have at least 20 albums filled with pics & a big box full that I'm organizing now. So photo albums it is. I'll do some scrapbooks for diff things & photo albums for others.

Monday, August 25, 2008

shoe in the fridge

The other day 1 of Tara's sandals went missing. I looked all over for it. I figured it must have gotten lost when we were out somewhere. I wanted her to wear them with her outfit on Saturday. Anthony ended up finding it in the fridge behind something. Not sure when she put it in there. She must have snuck it in when I had the door open.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Things I can't live without

Well besides the obvious like my hubby, daughter, cat, family & friends. Also my camera, computer & myspace.

International coffee's chai tea

Vanilla coke





snail mail



nailpolish on my toes


body lotions

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yum of the day

Lately I've been making my own salad dressing. I got the recipe from a mag & I really like it.

Mix equal parts olive oil & lemon juice, add a dash of salt & chop your choice of fresh herbs (like parsley, dill & cilantro).

I've noticed that I don't like equal parts olive oil & lemon juice. I put more olive oil than lemon juice & add oregano & crushed red pepper & no salt. You have to put a lot of oregano or other spices that you like. I hate cilantro, but everyone is different. Play around with the spices. It's so good. Let me know if any of you try it. It's cool cause most people already have the items in their house.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Milani cosmetics

I just discovered a new cosmetic company. Well it's probably not new, but new to me. It's called Milani. I bought 2 of the nail polishes the other day. Key lime shine & Diamond dazzle. I saw about 6 total that I wanted. I might go back next week & get a few more. They sell them at CVS & Sears Essentials. I also got an eye shadow last month.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Family tree

I just started doing my family tree. I actually found 3 different sites for it. I'm gonna check them all out & see which 1 I like better. I've always been interested in this, but never really got into it. Not that I need another hobby that I don't have time for. Not sure why I am starting another project when I have like 10 going. I like to keep busy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Retro rock shirts

These days they are selling retro rock shirts in the store. I found these 1s that I have from the 80's. They actually still fit & yes, I still have a few. The Def Leppard 1 was from my 1st concert in 1983. I was 12. The Motley Crue 1 is from 1985. The show was at Manning bowl in Lynn. It was at the end of my street. I will keep these 2 cause they mean something to me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Did it again

I went to Target today to get a tote/purse. I ended up buying 2. I also planned on going to Walmart to exchange 2 shirts. They were too small. I got some that fit. I felt like I spent more $ than I had planned. Also my Avon came in. I had ordered a ring & the Avon lady said it was out of stock. So I wasn't expecting that. It's too small for the finger that I wanted to wear it on & too big for the 1 it fits on. It's top-heavy too, so it spins. I like it tho'. So now I need to not shop for a few weeks.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yoga does a body good

I started doing my yoga tape a few days ago. I've done it twice so far. I'm going to try to do it a few times a week. I looked for a class & e mailed someone about it, but never heard back from her & I think it would be too expensive anyway & I wouldn't be motivated enough to go all the time. I was doing pilates, that I love, but I think it might be bothering my back/neck more. So I might cut down on the pilates & do the yoga more often. I'd love to walk more too if it evers stops raining.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My beta fish died today

I'm so sad that my fish Sapphire died today. My ex-friend gave him to me on 4/20/06. I know they only live to be 2 or 3. The bad thing is Anthony is out & won't be home till 5 or after. So I'm trying to decide if I'm gonna let him take care of him or if I'm gonna dump the water out & put him in a box. I'm going to bury him in the yard. Probably tomorrow. I can't bare to look at him.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Liking where I live

A few days ago, I realized that I really like my new town/area. It's not that new anymore. We've been here just over 8 months. We're in a really good location. Lots to do around here. It's pretty quiet & safe. I just wish we could walk to things. A few weeks ago we actually drove to an area where we looked at houses. We drove by 3 of them. They all look different since last July-Oct. But I really like our neighborhood, yard & house much better than any of those. Our house was the last 1 that we looked at Out of like 50 houses. It was Oct 21st that we 1st saw our house.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Latest obsessions

Tori Spelling~Okay, I was never a fan of hers when she was on 90210, but I've been watching the Tori & Dean show & she's so cute. She's my idol now.

Pink & green~I've never been a fan of green, but have been the past few months.

Hair products with no Sulfates~I found 1 that I like at Walgreens called Naked Naturals.

Cheerios~I mostly started eating them cause I have high cholesterol, but really like them & buy the plain 1s & add walnuts & I'm really addicted.

Wearing my old jewelry~I went thru' some of my old jewelry boxes & I have lots of cool jewelry that I haven't worn in a long time.

Finding a cute pink tote~Big enough for everyday with a zipper & pockets. All the totes/purses these days only have 1 snap in the middle & everything falls out.

Nail hardener~I'm trying to find 1 to fix my nails. They were really strong & hard since I was 13, but since I had Tara they're paper thin, peel & bend back.

Reading other peoples blogs~I haven't been able to read them this week

Getting organized~Mostly my office

Going thru' photos~Old 1s & putting them in photo albums & putting Tara's pics in scrapbooks (no time yet for scrapbooking).

What are your latest obsessions?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Reading glasses

I think I might need to get reading glasses. I can't read small print anymore. I wear contacts. I'm feeling really old. This year is my 20th high school reunion & I'm also gonna be a Great Aunt. I'm only 38, but feel 50 lately with all this old lady stuff that's going on.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tara fell down the stairs yesterday

We went out Saturday night, so my parents stayed over. Sun morning I was awake, but laying in bed & heard my Mom saying Oh God, heard thumping & a lot of commotion. I knew right away what was going on, so I hopped out of bed. Anthony slept thru' it of course. They had already gotten her from the bottom of the stairs. There's 17 of them. They forgot to put the gate across. She seems fine. We checked her all over. It was really scary. From now on we're gonna keep the gate across all the time.

Friday, August 1, 2008

I always end up buying things that aren't on my list

I went to Christmas tree shops the other day. Love that store. I saw 2 things I wanted to get in the store flyer. I ended up getting only 1 of the things on my list & 3 other things that weren't on the list. I did get a really cute lunch tote. Not that I'll ever use it, but it was so cute & cheap I had to get it just in case I needed 1. I also bought a cool book called "The Dish, On eating healthy & being fabulous". Something I'll prob never get around to reading, but it seems like something I'll like. I'm hoping to read more & watch more movies in the Fall/Winter when the weather is crappy.