Saturday, March 27, 2004

27 March 2004

Update time again!

Well, Tuesday, I turned 45. Another year gone.....I don't feel any different.....still look the same as last year...same wrinkles and grey hair (except about 20 lb.s heavier) Don't know what the big deal is.
Think I will stop having birthdays...I never get anything....I usually have to bake my own cake, if I have one; altho this year my daughter made me one.
Remodeling has come to a screeching halt as we are waiting on some kitchen cabinets. After they get done in there we have a list of things that either need to be finished or haven't gotten done, so hopefully the end of this month. When the guys clear out, we will be doing some things on our own, like some hand painting on the ceramic tile in the master bath, repainting the small bath, etc.
Work has been going pretty good, altho I have moved to the day shift (0600 to 1400(or 2pm)). I hate getting up in the mornings. I am a night owl and have trouble going to bed before 1 am, but I am learning. I don't really sleep well at night. I wake up every 2 hours and don't really feel rested. If I lay down between 6 and 8 am I sleep well till about 2 pm and feel very rested. Must have been all the swing and mid-shifts in the Navy and right after that screwed with my body clock and made me a night owl.
We have also been doing some work in the back yard. A friend of Eric's has been staying with us and he put in a short (6 to 8 feet long by about 1.5 ft wide) walkway from the end of the driveway to the back fence gate. He used some native stone and different colored bricks and one concrete and pebble slab made in the shape of the state. It looks pretty good.
Sammy planted me some tomatoes in a five gallon wash tub that are sitting at the end of the driveway as well. He had to plant them because I have a black thumb.
We have also been discussing doing some landscaping. I want some wisteria and Sammy wants a grape arbor. I'm trying to talk him into the arbor with wisteria as the flowers look like grapes. And we will put either a bench or a fountain in the arbor.
Well, that's about it for now.
Have a loverly week-end.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Friday 19 March 2004

Friday Five

If you...

1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve? Homecooking with a low/no fat section. And the low/no would have flavor besides being too spicy to eat.

2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell? Fantasy/ medieval items and figurines, Dragons and oriental things

3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be? I have toyed with this one already. Romance where the male and female lead characters are older than 20-30. The over forty crowd needs lovin' too which is something the publishers seem to forget.

4. ...ran a school, what would you teach? History, history and more history especially Old England and the civil war time periods. Also a good possibility that I would throw in the World Wars and Vietnam.

5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it? Bag pipes and Celtic music

Thursday, March 18, 2004

18 MArch 2004
Found this on my SIL's blog....don't know where she or my brother found it, but I like these, so I thought I would give it a whirl

First job: Working at Six Flags over Georgia the summer before Senior year
First screen name: Light of Dawn (I know....really corny, but many, many moons ago)
First self purchased CD: I have no clue... I have slept since then
First piercing/tattoo: My ears, when I was 14; which I did myself
First true love: Bill Miller(Rick, you were in there somewhere, but you weren't the first)
First enemy: I have never really disliked anyone or thing enough to term them a personal enemy

Last big car ride: From South Carolina to Texas, July 2003
Last kiss: Last night
Last library book checked out: Thieves in High Places by Jim Hightower
Last movie seen: Can't remember. don't watch too many movies or the idiot box either for that matter
Last beverage drank: Starbucks, half caf/no fat Venti Cafe mocha with whipped cream(It doesn't have any fat either)
Last food consumed: Some hersheys chocolate kisses with caramel sometime last night
Last phone call: Received or made? Received: From Eric Made: I can't remember the last phone call I made, I don't like the phone much either
Last CD played: Right now something by Vince Gill...Yesterday it was Bagpipe and Celtic music
Last annoyance: Found out my printer power cable is missing and it is only 6 months old(I am on the warpath about this one)
Last pop drank: I don't drink soda, except for an occasional rootbeer float which I can not remember when I had one
Last ice cream eaten: Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla before Thanksgiving(for those who don't live in TX this stuff is the best thing since sliced bread and penicillin!)
Last time scolded: The week before I went to Navy boot camp in March of 1977
Last shirt worn: White T-Shirt I got from Bennigans Yesterday at the ST. Paddy's Day celebration

I AM: In a good mood, and after the last 2 weeks that's saying something
I WANT: Soooooo Many things, but the first and foremost is to have an income that enables me to live comfortably

I HAVE: A job ....finally!!!!!

I WISH: I had ALOT, of money!!!! A whole lot!!!
I HATE: Cell Phones, and rude people
I FEAR: not waking up from surgery...spiders....Not having control....having a heart attack
I HEAR: Vince Gill
I SEARCH: for peace, patience, and serenity. I haven't given up yet
I WONDER: Why to everything
I REGRET: not Staying in the Navy and going to college
I LOVE: My family...stormy weather... Sunny autumn or spring days Bight colors
I ALWAYS: Lay on my bed when I read a good book
I AM NOT: as mean as everyone thinks I am....I just have a very good facade
I DANCE: Not when anyone is watching
I SING: all the time, I like to sing and I can actually carry a tune
I CRY: Every time I read a good book or see a good movie (which I don't do at theaters only at home)

YES or NO:
YOU KEEP A DIARY: Very erratically, here on line
YOU LIKE TO COOK: I like to bake...regular cooking on occasion. I normally leave the everyday stuff to the kids
YOU HAVE A SECRET YOU HAVE NOT SHARED WITH ANYONE: Nope. I tell everything, therefore no skeletons popping out of the closet

DO YOU...?
WANT TO GET MARRIED: I have twice. The 1st one stunk and second one was the love of my life and I don't think I'll ever really get over him.
GET MOTION SICKNESS: Nope, not that I have found yet

THINK YOU'RE A HEALTH FREAK: that's really funny, ME?
EYE COLOR: Blue/Green
BIRTHPLACE: Honolulu Hawaii

COLOR: Emerald green, sapphire blue, gold and silver
DAY: Friday
MONTH: October, November, December and January
SONG(S): Just one? I have to many to list....I love music
SEASON: autumn, winter and spring
DRINK: Kaluha in my coffee, although I have been inventing shooters for the older kids(21 and 19) to try here at home

CUDDLE OR MAKE OUT: Depends on the mood I'm in

CRIED? Yes, my anniversary was yesterday so this has been a hard 2 weeks
BOUGHT SOMETHING? Starbucks coffee
GONE TO THE MOVIES? No. Don't do crowds or movies either
SAID 'i love you'?: Yes. several times to different people
WRITTEN A REAL LETTER: No. ME? Never happen, I pick up the phone and unfortunately not very often
TALKED TO AN EX?: Never happen....I'd shoot him first at least two or three times
MISSED AN EX?: Nope. Just my second husband who can not be considered an EX
MADE A GUY MOAN? Oh! Yessss!!!! But I'm not telling who!!!!

Now to catch up.....
No the remodel isn't done yet...any day now. But I do have a job now. I took a job working security at the Dallas Convention Center. I figured it was a good way to lose weight and help me get back in shape as there is ALOT of walking.
I worked the back gate during the Auto Show and got to see all the new models and a lot of older ones too...Got a ball cap from the AER Racing guys. That was majorly cool.
Knock wood, my gall bladder is behaving right at the moment...I have real issues with letting the VA take it out. I don't trust them by what I have seen so far.
That's it...for now
By the by, brother. I see you fixed the link to my blog from yours...Not that anyone would really like to hear my wild rantings but thanx. If you find anymore of the above type questionaires send em to me... I have always liked them.
Ta for now

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