Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Joke for Your Enjoyment

I received this via email and thought everyone could use a good laugh...

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?"

"Of course my child. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"

The priest answered: "I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you"

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked,"And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father." Next!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beautiful Bride & Unique Wedding Experience

If you are Asian-American the wedding would probably not qualify as an unique experience. The bride was absolutely gorgeous and radiant in both her "American" wedding gown and "Traditional" wedding dress. We ate, and ate, and ate. It was a 10 course meal. We saw the blessing of the bride and groom and some "practical jokes" / games played with the two of them...D was even asked to participate.

It was an incredible experience and I am very glad we had the opportunity to be there for our friends' special day. It was explained that the bridal party started moving at 5:30 am and there were several ceremonies throughout the day. The banquet did not start until 8:30 which was the portion of the event we were invited to. I don't believe we stopped eating until 11:00 or so.

The food was absolutely wonderful but I wish we would've had more of a warning about the quantity so we wouldn't have eaten as much at the beginning of the evening.

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy marriage to the newlyweds!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Soxy had Surgery Today

And she dealt with it better than I did. Soxy's eye hasn't been getting any better so we went to see the Vet Opthamologist...until this problem, I didn't even know there was such a thing...but I am glad there is.

The ulcer wasn't getting any better because she had an eyelash which was growing in toward her eye instead of out like it should. So they had to sedate her and remove the hair follicle so that it didn't grow back and cause problems later. While she was under they checked both eyelids and found a total of 4 eyelashes that could cause problems and removed them all.

She is back in a cone, but at least this one is smaller and perfectly clear, and completely knocked out from the anesthesia. I about had a complete meltdown, but luckily D took off work today for the appointment just in case I completely freaked out with what they told me...I am so glad he was there because I really would've melted down without him there to "talk me down".

Soxy has been sleeping a lot but otherwise seems to be doing well considering.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tagged by Liberty

Thanks to Liberty I have been tagged for this meme...and only because it is Liberty will I play along.

The Rules:

1. Link the person(s) who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours…
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them…
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

WARNING: I am an extremely boring person of late, so don't be surprised if you are bored.

My quirks:

1. Every morning after checking email, I go through my Blogroll and visit everyone's site on it to see what you are up to.

2. I have a specific order for doing the laundry...if I do it differently I forget to add something (i.e. fabric softener, OxyClean, etc.).

3. I spend 10-15 minutes every morning in bed with Soxy just talking to her and petting her. In our house this is called QPT (Quality Puppy Time).

4. In order to relax enough to fall asleep, I play solitaire on my Palm.

5. Even when I'm not on a schedule, I set one for myself or I will accomplish nothing.

6. The reason I never have 10 nice fingernails is that I use them as tools to open things. I know it's wrong, but I do it anyway.

Anyone willing to play along...leave me a comment or drop me an email so I can check it out.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekend Recap

This weekend was very nice. Friday I did some running around and purchased a bunch of items for my 'summer project' organizing the house. Once D got home I made dinner and we hung out.

Saturday, we left around 9:30 for the lake. After a quick stop at Starbucks we were off. We made the trip in just under 3 hours.

It was great to see everyone. It was especially fun playing with my Godson. He's already one. We went to Eddie's Grill for lunch and then hung out by the pool.

It was wonderful to be there for my cousin. He won the golf tournament for the first time!! He's only 3 months older than me so we grew up together...he's also the father of my Godson.

The drive home was uneventful and my Dad had stayed with Soxy for a couple of hours so she was sleeping when we got home.

Unfortunately, we are still putting drops in her eyes and she feels the need to fight me every step of the way. Saturday night was so bad that I had an intense breathing attack that led to several "grey outs" according to D. Sunday morning I felt better, but not fabulous.

Sunday we did a bit of running around and went to breakfast. We got home just in time for me to meet Boston for coffee and to see "Sex and the City". Absolutely fabulous movie!! I couldn't imagine a better storyline for each of the girls.

I hope you all had a good weekend. Tell me what did you do fun over the weekend?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Leaving Tomorrow for the Lake

Between the weather and D's schedule we are going up to the lake to visit with my family. I am so happy I will get to see everyone and hopefully confirm my room for next year!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

No Vacation for Me

I am totally bummed right now. As my family heads up to the lake for our annual trip, I am sitting at home. Why? Because the doctor's couldn't give me a date for the pacemaker surgery in time to hold my reservation. Hopefully, there will not be a problem getting the room for next year. I am hoping to drive up for Saturday afternoon, but that will depend on D's schedule and the weather forecast.

I spent a wonderful evening yesterday with my aunt and cousins. I was able to see some pictures from the wedding that I missed (also thanks to the pacemaker scheduling nightmare) and watch my newlywed cousin beam with newlywed happiness. It was a great night of girl-talk as my cousin's husbands did not come to visit with them and D was in school. I really wished they lived closer than Chicago and Florida so we could visit more often.

Friday, July 11, 2008

How Well Do You Know Me?

I made a quiz about myself...how well do you know me?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Weekend Recap

Friday we did a little running and grocery shopping for the weekend. We had to pick up corn, burgers, hot dogs, and a watermelon for the cookout that afternoon. By the time we got home and straightened the house partly, D's parents and our niece showed up. We had the cookout and then headed for the Zelienople fireworks. They had the Pittsburgh Philharmonic play prior to the fireworks. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our country's birthday! Saturday and Sunday were spent visiting and playing with our company. We also made fudge and chicken noodle soup. Today D is working from home because he had a tooth pulled last week and it didn't go so well so they put him on vicodin. I am attaching a video of the fireworks for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 3rd Anniversary D!

Three years ago today I made the best decision in my life...I married my best friend and the love of my life! I couldn't have even begun to imagine how wonderful life would be with you by my side. You give me wings to follow my dreams, but also know how to firmly ground me in reality when I need it. You have definitely changed the way I think about many things, i.e. how easily I used to spend money, and I believe I have opened your eyes to some things also. I am looking forward to a lifetime of happiness with you!

I love you for all that you are and all that you help me to be!!