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Thursday, July 10th, 2008
10:37 pm
Good bye Dr. Evil!
On Monday the COO of our company (I guess he was my boss) was fired. About time, the guy was awful, he lied, manipulated, and never did work. So there is all of this politicing going on, which I hate. People trying to be in the good graces of the CEO, so that they can take some of the leftovers, ug.

Yeah, we have our first new furniture, ever. We've never purchased furniture, people gave us so much. It's awesome, I love it, brown leather couch and chair, coffee table, etc. WooHoo, the room looks modern instead of lost in the 60s. Our house is still upside down, we got new carpet and two rooms had to be emptied, so I decided to go through old boxes and purge stuff, alas, mucho mess. But pretty carpet, and hopefully life will be nice and clean when I'm done :)
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
7:47 pm
Love Summer
You have to love summer, it's so perfect out, and sunny!
Another baby shower today, I think I'm all baby showered out. It's especially hard when it's your sister in law, and all of these other "in law" people are looking at you smiling saying, your turn is next, smile more. I'm not a little kid, we don't have to take turns on these things. Geez. It honestly makes me feel pressured to have a kid sooner, isn't that pathetic?

Bummer, missed summer concerts this weekend. But fireworks tomorrow, which I can't help but be excited about. Whoo Hoo!
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
6:12 pm
Pirate name :( My name is pretty
Iron Harry Kidd

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

Current Mood: good
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
11:17 pm
Mattress and Convertible
I have been horrible about writing lately, but I just had to document my funny experience today. We bought a mattress for our guest bedroom (how adult- tee-hee) and of course we don't have an SUV or truck, but we do have convertible. You would not believe how many people stopped and stared at us. The mattress covered the back seats and the trunk, laying normally, rather than sticking up in the air. We tried to tie it down, but honestly it wasn't the most secure item on the road. We drove 10 miles less than the speed limit, and we still had idiots follow us. The best part was of course having the top down and freeze limbs off, as it was 39 degrees according to my car, and I would hold onto the mattress as if there was actually something that I could do if it decided to jump Boaty (my car).

I feel like a Beverly Hill billy.
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
11:01 pm
Why does the weekend have to be over just when your house is clean errands are done and you can happily enjoy it? We were expecting Josh's parent's, Aunt, and Uncle to come over and spent most of Sat. doing boring chores, I hate vaccumming. So today after I prepared food for 6 and everything, only Josh's parent's show up . Isn't it a little rude not to call and say you won't be able to make it? I did make this cake though and suffered much pain for it. It was (I say was because it has now been eaten) a very fancy cake, banana caramel, all from scratch. The very fancy part came in when caramelizing the bananas and I was so excited to see sugar - a solid - turn into liquid in my pan, that when it was done and was going to show Gail (my mom-in-law) and the spatula flew up and poured caramel sugar on my arms. @$##! Thank God for Aloe plants. Heck did that hurt. Now I have gorgeous blisters and it sort of ruined the visit. Es vida.

So with my burnt hands I cuddled up and watched a movie, finding Neverland. What a creative artsy movie. It really made me think about what it means to be perceived as an adult verus a child and question why we so easily fall into conforming behavior. Like why the heck to people come over to talk and eat or play a board game? Why don't they paint pictures together, write pages of books, create things and pretend things. Heaven forbid that I suggest that common sense adults pretend. I would really like some more suggestions of things to do with guests that are non conventional.

If you have read this, the price you must pay is one suggestion, otherwise I will send you some of my blisters in the mail!

Current Mood: odd
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
12:26 pm
Christmas (yes Christmas, not "Happy Holidays")
Merry Belated Christmas, Happy Almost New Year! I'm recently back from a week's vacation, longest in a year in a half and it definately was not long enough. It took Josh, the cats and I 12 hours to drive to North Carolina and 14 hours to drive back, while making an accidental detour to Tennessee. I would like to know how the navigator has to take the blame for getting us so lost instead of the person driving! I was totally busy knitting and do not think that I should be responsible since I read the directions correctly. Isn't it the drivers responsibility to head the correct direction after stopping to go to the bathroom??! Anyway I feel very guilty, as I only drove 4 of the 26 hours total.
Christmas was nice, noisy (nephew Harrison has a remarkably high pitch noise he makes when he is excited - which was very often). My niece Ella is so tiny that I can't believe she is real. Best part of the trip was just being with everyone. Way too much time and effort was put into cooking and cleaning up, but oh well. I played poker for hours and managed to take everyone's chips, which did not please my brother so much. I'm considering playing with real money in the casino downtown, but a little nervous to do that.
Went skiing with Amy, her boyfriend, and Josh. Disappointed that most of our time was spent teaching Amy, who managed to run into me and turn my knee into a inhuman position (definately on the verge of wanting to break). She also managed to fall into a ditch twice - Josh tried to help her and also ended up in the ditch - which caused the ski patrol to grace us with their presence, not that they did anything. I love skiing, but am not very good at it, can't really stop, so I spend much of my time trying to control my overall speed (and not hit people). I did embarress Josh once when I screamed as a snowboarder flew past me, totally out of no where. Despite all this I really can't wait to go again.
My Grandma was in NC too, and it was good to see her, altough she kept asking me for cookies regardless of the fact that she is diabetic. Then when I offer crackers instead she says that she is old and if she is going to die she wants to die happy. Isn't that a lovely thing to say! Her sister just passed away yesterday and her recent illness put a cloud on the holiday. Trying to figure out how to get off work for my great-aunt's funeral. Gotta get back to work. Later.

Current Mood: indescribable
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
8:15 pm
Today I went to my first professional sporting event (other than a G.R. team). I saw the Lions, and they won! Not that I really follow them, but I know they lose all the time. A coworker gave us the tickets, so that was nice. It was exciting, tons of people, too much to look at, lots of drunk people to laugh at. Funny thing, I didn't know it was indoors and so Josh and I were all bundled up, long underwear, sweaters, jackets, the works, and I about roasted. Not intending to unlayer Josh had on a shirt that you would wear at a club underneath and had to go around in it, which was totally out of place, and for some reason I was not amused.

Last night we saw Chicken Little in 3D, cute, fun effects, worth it just for the glasses. But why, pray tell, are the stores already all hyper about Christmas? I like the after Thanksgiving tradition. Sadly, I see no way to bring the tradition back.

The wind is so spooky, Peaches left my lap to go hide under a chair. Hmm, may I should too....

Current Mood: peaceful
Saturday, October 15th, 2005
10:07 pm
Yeah Fall and Friends!
Today was such a yummy fall day. Katy came to visit and as always occurs when we are together, wierd things just seem to happen. Last night we went to an Indian restuarant and the waiter was so aggessive that we ended up ordering dessert just so that he wouldn't be mad and yell at us. Four people waited on our table.
This morning (ok, it was noonish) after we managed to not ruin some crepes, Kat discovered that her car had been broken into (or we left it unlocked) and someone took her phone charger and ear piece (would you want something someone else had stuck IN there EAR!). So we filed a police report and after walking in the police officer on duty bit my head off - for laughing - I was pissed and didn't say another word.
Then we had a gorgeous day of walking around at Cranbrook's lake, getting coffee at Caribou, shopping at Trader Joe's and having dinner at a gourmet market.
Now I have a nice night to myself, sigh... content.

Current Mood: content
Monday, September 19th, 2005
11:23 pm
LLALALALALCan't think of a subject.
I just feel like posting something, but do not have anything particular to say. Let's see. There is a spider on the wall, but not scary enough to either scream (in which case Josh would wake up and be annoyed, or to send the cats to eat. Isn't that terrible, I would rather the cats play/eat it than squish it.

Sorry guys, I have nada to say. Sleepy. Miss ya'll.

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
10:40 pm
I'm Old
Back from the weekend. We went to Jackson and visited Josh's grandpa's and family. Biked on Saturday with his parent's and have a very sore bottom now. We only went 6 miles and I had to walk the bike once, ugg.

Josh did make Indian icecream, which is very good. This is the fourth time he has made it, he's pretty good at it and quite proud of his recipe.

On Monday we woke up before the sun, which embily does not do very often, and went to Cedar Point. It was a perfect day weather wise, and crowd wise. We didn't really have to wait in any lines (three small ones). What I discovered is that I have changed, and I am not happy about it! I used to love rides, and now on the second ride I felt like puking for an hour later. This feeling persisted everytime I went upsidedown throughout the day. Several times I was praying the ride would end soon (Mean Streak, Mantis, and Magnum). I totally don't understand this. Mean Streak felt like a death trap disguised as a ride. All the adults were moaning throughout the ride, probably trying to figure out if their backs were still intact. We rode the train several times and even considered the paddleboat (pathetic). What happened to me!!
We did have fun most of the time though, I rode everything and figured if I puke, I puke.

Now, it's back to work, sigh. Doesn't a cruise sound so delightful right about now?

Current Mood: sad
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
10:55 pm
Calling Katy!
Is anyone able to get a hold of Katy? Apparently she can call me, but everytime I try to call back the "network is busy", huh?? Katy, if you read this know I'm trying to call you.

I really, truly, deeply, do not want to go to work tomorrow. Some jerk client that swore at me on the phone is coming in for training. I haven't spoken to him since he about had a mid-life crisis on the phone with me. I've had close calls, but managed to dodge his calls. Everybody in the office knows about it. Grrrr...

Embily not happy, and will need to bolster happiness by going to Starbucks on the way to work. This way I can trick myself that I am not getting ready for work, but simply Starbucks.

Someone come with me and hold my hand.

Current Mood: nervous
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
10:34 pm
Fudge, Camping, and In-laws
We took Friday off and went to Mackinaw and met up with Josh's parents. We found our tent and were excited about our first camping trip together. Got there and discovered that the campsites were completely stones and gravel. Hello...sleep on gravel and stones, what where these planners thinking (yes, we should have had a blow up mattress). We braved it, set up the site and tried to convince ourselves that the bumps in our backs would be like getting a massage. Until the neighbors moved in about 10 feet away, talked all night and started a bonfire at 4:30am. If I had been able to sleep I'm sure it would have been visions of hell. Alas, I didn't sleep and we caved in and went to sleep at Josh's parents cabin, which was just a few sites away.
It was kind of them to let us stay with them, it makes me forget that they spent an hour looking for rain ponchos (dragging us along) that they thought were $1 instead of paying $2. Mind you, they only needed 2 ponchos. I can also forget that while biking around the island we couldn't stop once for drinks, water, or sites to see, as they did not want to pay the $2 extra charge it would have been. Oh well.
But we did buy some mouthwatering fudge. I feel very sorry for anyone who does not have chocolate peanutbutter fudge on their fingers or in their mouth right now. Yummmm...
All-in-all, it was a good (ok) trip. One of the best parts was almost both calling in sick on Monday so that we could randomly go to Cedar Point. Debated it for several hours and good old conscience prevented us from going.

Current Mood: ambivalent
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
9:48 pm
No Fricking TENT!
Ok, so have you ever planned a camping trip with other people and you are 2 days away from going and then you discover that a box which says "TENT" and contains many components of a tent is actually missing one crucial piece, yes, of course the tent. Mind you that we have never been camping before with this supposed tent and we have never lended it out. I just want to know where the heck a tent goes!!!

Any suggestions?

Current Mood: pissed off
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
11:49 pm
Walk in Rain
I finally got out of the house today (not counting the gym), yeah! J and I decided (while, ok I decided) that we were going on a mini-date, even though he got up at 5 today and will again tomorrow. Is that very selfish of me? We only walked to Starbucks and had coffee and I taught him a card game. We had an interesting walk back due to my broken flip-flop and the rain. He's so cute, he let me wear his flip-flops and went shoeless.

I am rereading Sidhartha, excellent book from high school. Sidhartha tries to find the way to enlightenment. It is strange timing that I started this book, as I just happen to read this random article about Padre Pito from Italy. I had no idea who he was. Anyone interesting in knowing about an absolutely awesome man, they should look him up on the internet. I don't know why we didn't read books about people like him in high school religion classes. I think it would have brought more faith to Catholics.

I need another new book to read and a new Latin Music CD to listen to while I cook, any suggestions?

Current Mood: content
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
12:27 am
Hi All!
Wow, very exciting! Happy_Ness has introduced me to the world of blogging. I didn't know you guys were here. I must say, people seem to journal more than they email. I guess I'll find out whether I fall in that boat (is that the right saying??).

So what's going on with me? Hmm. Just finishing up a month of craziness. From working 60-70 hours to having parents, siblings, and friends visit, to hosting a wedding shower. I'm mightly tired of cleaning. Wish I could teach the cats to clean, they use the house much more than I do. At least they could stand still so I can tie rags to their tails so they can dust.

Ok, the wonderful loud crickets outside are making me sleepy.

Good night!

Current Mood: sleepy
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