Monday, June 30, 2008

Poor Soxy is Sick

Soxy has an eye infection. Unfortunately, she is rubbing at it with her front paws and they are afraid she might scratch her cornea. Therefore, they have put a cone on her (those terrible head braces)and she is running into everything. I feel so bad for her, but luckily it is only until Thursday morning. However, D and I will have fun trying to get drops into her eye also. Wish us luck!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekend Recap!

Friday was fabulous! I got my manicure and pedicure then window-shopped while my nails dried. I wasn't overly impressed with the manicure, but it was nice to be pampered for a little bit.

Then I came home and played with Soxy for a while before getting ready for dinner with D. The Wooden Angel was absolutely fabulous!! I had the prime rib and D had a blueberry-barbequed pork, it was delicious. The service was fabulous and the prices reasonable...we will definitely go back.

After dinner we came home and hung out with Soxy for a little bit before calling it a night.

On Saturday D took his car to the shop and I picked him up and we went to breakfast. After breakfast D went to Verizon to get a new cell phone and I dropped him off to get his truck as I had a bridal shower to attend.

It was a very nice shower and we had a very nice time especially since it was the first time most of us got to see the bride's new home. When I got home we waited out the storm and ran to Kohl's for a couple of things we needed while we had a discount.

Today we didn't do much of anything. I ran to the store this afternoon for some groceries and picked up things to do my own manicures since I wasn't thrilled with the one I received on Friday.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Today's Plan...

Seeing as it's my Birthday I have some special things planned for today:

At noon: manicure and pedicure (also pick up gift for bridal shower tomorrow)

Afternoon: relax with Soxy and chill out in front of the TV, no schoolwork today

7:30: D is taking me to dinner at The Wooden Angel...we keep wanting to try it so why not for my birthday? It's close to home and supposedly fabulous!

And, I was woke up this morning with kisses from Soxy! D is out of town so he called to say "Happy Birthday" but no kisses yet.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Baby in the Family!!

Congratulations to my cousin and her husband as they just welcomed a daughter into the world...stats:

6/26/08 7:30 pm
7 lbs 13 oz

It seems like yesterday I was dancing at your wedding!!! You will be awesome parents!!! Love you both!

We will make our way to Virginia to meet her soon!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Finally Done!!

I am finally done with my German translation!!! It probably would've helped if the text I picked made sense to me in English, but at least I'm done with it now.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend Recap / Sad News for the Entertainment World

I will start with the sad news I woke up to this morning--George Carlin died over the weekend. Yes, he was 71 years old, but it seemed to come out of nowhere; in fact we were listening to his comedy on XM for a lot of the ride to D's parents and back.

Weekend Recap:
Friday night was my reunion. It was great to see everyone and catch up. It was even fun for D as several of my classmates went to college with him or partied with his fraternity, so it was a bit of a reunion for him as well. D was nice enough to leave early so that I could stay until the end of the party and not worry about Soxy being alone for so long.

Saturday Soxy had a vet appointment. D took her as I was too tired to get out of bed at 9:00 am. Then she came home and was tossed into the shower...not a good morning for her. After that, we took her for a walk and D came home and took a nap while I ran to Wally World for clip-on sunglasses for my new frames. Came home, wrapped our nephew's birthday presents and hit the road to Uniontown for nephew's birthday party. Soxy always goes with us. It was a wonderful afternoon/evening with D's family as always. Then it was off for our drive home.

Sunday we slept in fairly late...busy weekend for us both. Then while D cut the grass I straightened the house and unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. Then we ran to the store to get some ingredients for a new dish I was trying for dinner last night. D was making steaks on the grill, but we decided to use the Crock Pot for the side dishes and not turn the stove/oven on. I found a wonderful wild rice with apricots, cranberries, and raisins dish that was very tasty and summery to go with the steaks. It was more schoolwork for both of us and then off to bed because D had to work this morning.

Busy but wonderful weekend...How did you spend your weekend?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Reunion Recap

Last night I was able to catch up with many friends from school and reconnect with many that I had lost touch with recently. It was a fabulous time for all involved, as far as I can tell. I passed on my email and blog address to several people and hope that they will keep in touch. Just a few notes to some folks:

- Keri, I missed you last night and hope that you recover quickly from your surgery
- Chris, So great to catch up and reconnect. Let's try not to lose touch this time
- Keith & Sofia, CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy you are engaged!!
- Kim, So great to catch up and see you again! Next time bring photos of your children
-Khristine, Good luck planning your wedding & wishing you a lifetime of happiness
- Chuck, Don't be a stranger. It's really bad when I can't even recognize someone who was one of my dearest friends in high school!

There are so many others I caught up with and can't list them all. The girls did a fabulous job of planning a great party for all of us to catch up at. Thank you ladies for doing a fabulous job!!

Today was our nephew's birthday party and that was great fun also.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Two Thoughts Related to My Reunion Tonight

1. Must rethink the outfit as the high today is only 70 and the reunion doesn't start until 7:00 tonight.

2. Going to be a completely different experience from the 10 year mainly because at the 10 year I took Firewalk and tonight D will be with me. Those that know or know stories of both will understand the differences in personalities and why this will be an entirely different experience. ;-)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thanks for Voting / Good News from the Doctor

Thanks for looks as though my brown/coral herringbone pants, however the ivory silk t-shirt is not going to work as the fabric is sheer enough that you can see the scar from the surgery. Luckily, I have a short-sleeved coral, silk sweater from the same designer so that will work fabulously. And, to be honest, I love those pants.

I have been completely released from my doctor's care from the surgery! I can go back to my regular routine I'm so happy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hodge-Podge of a Post / Help Dress Me for 20th Reunion

I have several things to mention, but didn't want to do it in multiple posts:

1. I found an old written journal today...flipping through I finally found out what day I started blogging--January 16, 2003. I have been blogging for over 5 years. With so many crashes, domain changes, etc. I didn't have a clue, so I guess it was good I wrote it down. :-)

2. Contractors get on my last nerve. I am still waiting on one bid from 3 weeks ago and another said they would price out the work with and without plants because it may be cheaper for us to buy the plants ourselves. The only bid he sent was with plants, tough to compare since the other bid came in without plants.

3. I have decided to go to my 20th high school reunion on Friday night. The dress code is business casual and I'm stumped. I have 5 potential outfits, but need some input from the are my choices (and if I can coerce D later, I will post pictures):
A. White short-sleeved blouse with navy blue/white pinstriped slacks; white sandals
B. Turquoise short-sleeved blouse with grey/turquoise striped slacks; no idea on shoes
C. Ivory silk t-shirt with black/ivory pinstriped slacks; black sandals
D. Ivory silk t-shirt with brown/coral herringbone slacks; brown sandals
E. White short-sleeved black/turquoise polka-dot blouse with black slacks; black sandals

Well, Internets help dress me for my reunion!!! I will definitely post photos of the winning outfit if I can't get photos of all of them for you to judge. The reunion is Friday night so I need to know by Friday noon so I can press and dress!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my readers & visitors!! I hope you were treated like Kings today.

A special wave to D's Dad as I know he checks the site occasionally! Happy Father's Day to my 2nd Dad!!

I would like to send a special Father's Day wish out to my godfather who is recovering from his surgery of last week. Here is wishing for a speedy and pain-free recovery! Lots of love!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Success x2

My surgery went well. I was home by 4:30 and the surgery was at 11:30. They say it was a complete success.

My cousin also did really well and is recovering well. He is in a lot of pain, but the surgery was a complete success! He is expected to make a complete, albeit a longer, recovery. His surgery was much more extensive as they had to build him a bladder out of his small intestines to replace the bladder they removed. But he is doing fabulous.

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Busy but Wonderful Weekend

Our weekend actually started on Thursday with our niece's dance recital. She was wonderful and is becoming such a beautiful dancer, even at age 9. Her solo melted my heart as I really saw how grown-up she is becoming.

Friday was spent working on my German and general straightening around the house. Friday night D and I relaxed as we knew the fun had only just begun for the weekend.

Saturday we did some running around and finally picked up the new railing for the front porch...long story but it was ordered in March from one store and then cancelled and ordered a week ago from another store because the first one never came in.

Saturday night it was back down to Uniontown for our niece's 2nd recital. Once again she was wonderful. The only thing I hate about these recital's is that the high school auditorium is not air-conditioned and it was above 90 for both shows. Then it was back to the house to pick up Soxy, play karate with our nephew and drive back to Pittsburgh.

Sunday morning came early as we did not get to bed until close to 1:00 am on Saturday. Then it was up to go shopping with my sister-in-law and my cousin. We went up to Grove City Outlets and had a wonderful time. With my school and my cousin's 3 kids, we don't get a lot of time just to hang out as "the girls" anymore. We found some great deals and had a lot of fun. Then it was home to chill with D and Soxy before the final push for my German translation.

Also, on Wednesday please say prayers for my cousin as he is having surgery to remove his bladder because of cancer and they are rebuilding his bladder from his small intestines. Then on Thursday is my pacemaker replacement...I'm definitely more concerned about my cousin as he has never had surgery before. Prayers for us both, but especially him, are much appreciated.

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Shorter Commute Makes Me Happy

After my meeting today, I found out that I will be teaching at the campus only 10 minutes from my house! I have two classes back-to-back on MWF so I don't even have to travel back and forth. I'm thrilled for this opportunity as it is a state university and may, *knocking on wood*, turn into something permanent when I'm done with my degree.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Friday Meme...on a Sunday

Borrowed from Kazoofus and Typical Momma...

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Working crazy hours at the best job I ever had and living my dream of working in advertising. Partying like a rock star with my 'family' from the agency.

Five things on my to-do list for today:
1. Get hair cut and highlighted
2. Go to niece's birthday party
3. Run to mall for sale on jeans (hopefully)
4. German translation
5. Spend some quality time with D and Soxy

My favorite snacks:
Chocolate; popcorn, strawberries

If I were a billionaire what would I do?
Pay off all debt for immediate family, travel, finish school without worrying about paying for it, whatever else struck my fancy

Places I've lived:
Pittsburgh, PA
South Park, PA
Wheeling, WV
Normal, IL (even if it was 4 days a week in a hotel)
Robinson Township, PA
Baden, PA

Jobs I've had: (You can tell I hadn't found my calling based on the number of jobs; also, I started working at 15 years old)
- waitress at catering place
- cashier at Foodland
- salesgirl at Hornes
- sales girl at high-end retail shop
- radio advertising sales and voice-over
- receptionist
- data entry
- radio promotions
- advertising account executive
- project manager
- usability engineer
- public relations assistant
- copywriter
- web mistress
- new business assistant
- interaction designer
- marketing manager
- senior business consultant
- senior internet consultant
- adjunct professor
- multimedia consultant
- freelance writer
- usability consultant

Who else should reveal not so revealing things about themselves?
Anyone who wants to!