Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Payday today. I gave my boss the necklace I made her. I also gave Amanda the bracelet I made for her.
Tomorrow I need to take M off my benefits because he goes on his own benefits. Yeah! Next paycheck will be a raise for me!
This afternoon I have been watching some of the shows I had recorded. I set up the series recording for Big Brother 9. This afternoon I may do some more beading. Other than that not much else going on around here.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor. Albert Einstein
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
When I left the building and walked out to find my car it was buried in 6 inches of snow. It took 30 minutes just to brush all the snow off Jiffy. The drive home was rough but when I got to my street I spun a 360 circle and got stuck right in front of my inlaws' house. First time in all the winters I have lived here, I got stuck. Some wonderful kids came by and pushed me enough to get going. Then I floored it to the side street. Almost got stuck again but managed to plow through it and get her into the garage. What a nightmare. And it is still snowing! Please make it stop!
But I am home now. Safe and warm. I think I will have M drive me to work tomorrow. I don't see the roads improving any time soon. I just looked out and the sun in peeking out through the clouds. It sure makes an errie brightness against all the snow.
I did not watch the state of union message last night. I chose not to get myself all worked up. Bush has gotten us in such an awful state, if I was him, I would be embarrassed to go on tv. Him and Cheney both! Partners in crime. But don't let me get started or we will never get home!
I cannot believe Ted Kennedy backs Obama. Unbelievable! I'm still backing Edwards. I got an invite to Democratic Pre-caucus party on Friday night and I'm thinking of going. That is if the roads are any better by then.
This afternoon I'm working on my beading projects, visiting my favorite blogs and watch some tv. I may even work on my cookbook a little.
She had no idea how magical, how reassuring,
How pleasurable her simple meat loaf was for me,
What a delight even lumpy mashed potatoes were….
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
Monday, January 28, 2008
I see sunshine today. I still do not want to attempt driving out on the streets. I have spent the day just enjoying a glorious day off from work. M had the day off too. So its been nice. I made chicken and dumplings for dinner. Nothing much else going on today.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
M had to work today because too many people called in sick over in Bellevue. His boss called and asked if he would come in early because of the weather and so many people stranded and stuck. He called when he got there and said the roads are horrible and will probably turn to ice tonight.
Did I pick the best monday ever to take a vacation day? I think YES! He may have to drive to me to work on Tuesday if the roads aren't any better. I am also glad I changed jobs when i did last year. I talked with Karen, my old friend from my last employment, and she was telling me how the place has changed and not in a good way. My guardian angel was working overtime to urge me to change jobs. The psychic said my angel's name is Joyce. So I say to you Joyce, thank you for watching over me and guiding me in the right direction.
Still working on the same projects I was working on yesterday while watching the snow coming down covering everything. It will definitely take awhile for all this to melt away.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Snow is coming for this afternoon and will visit us everyday this coming week. Oh joy! At least I am off on Monday and that is one less day I will have to venture out in it.
I only have a few things to do today. Swing by the library and pick up some books I have on reserve, pick up milk and maybe see if Lorna wants to go to the Rings & Things Warehouse. If she doesn't maybe we can plan for next weekend. The rest of the day is mine to do as I want. Beading, Watching Movies and cleaning off my desk in the office. It would be nice to see and use the printer again. LOL
This week's theme is: OLD FASHION
I used to love old fashioned candy, one of the wonderful things I can no longer enjoy.
I also used to love to drink an Old Fashioned once in awhile, but no longer. Damn Disease!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thank you Betty from Betty's This and That for tagging me. I will do my best to answer all these questions.
FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD:
1. Member Benefit Specialist for Guardian Life Insurance Company
2. Property and Casualty Insurance Agent for Travelers Insurance
3. Inbound Leasing Agent for Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation
4. Accounts Payable Clerk for various companies throughout Spokane
FOUR MOVIES WATCHED OVER AND OVER:
1. Jeremiah Johnson
2. Monte Walsh
3. Dances With Wolves
4. The Quiet Man
FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
1. Spokane, Washington
2. Winnemucca, Nevada
3. Woods Cross, Utah
4. Bowling Green, Kentucky
FOUR SHOWS I WATCH:
1. Beads Baubles and Jewels (PBS)
2. Kitchen Nightmares
3. Saving Grace
FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN:
1. Tijuana, Mexico
2. Missasauga, Ontario, Canada
3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4. Monterey, California
FOUR PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME:
3. Carol and Roger and Jack the dog
FOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT:
1. French Toast
2. Mexican Food
3. Chinese Food
FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE:
1. San Francisco, California
2. Nashville, TN
3. Page, Arizona
4. Anywhere in New Mexico
FOUR THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:
2. Sisters, Oregon
3. Getting Out of Debt
4. Enjoying good times with family and friends
FOUR PEOPLE TO TAG:
Thursday, January 24, 2008
After work I went to the library. Returned books that were due and picked up some that I had on reserved. I picked some really cool books on beading and one on making homemade tiles. Also checked out a diabetic cookbook published by Betty Crocker.
I went to bed real early last night and I'm thinking about doing the same tonight. I am burned out and tired. I am really looking forward to my 3 day weekend. They are calling for snow over the weekend. At least that will make the temps warmer. Right now it is too cold to snow, believe it or not.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
My friend Melissa is having a bad time at work. The thing about call centers, or least everyone I have worked in, is that when they want to show their unhappiness about someone, what they do is single out that person and then keep at them until they break by either allowing that person to do something to get them fired or making it so miserable they quit. I hope this is not the case for my friend, but, I promised I would be her reference if she looks elsewhere for other employment. I try to fly under the radar at work.
This afternoon I am trying to get some of the laundry caught up. I didn't do very much of it this weekend. It always amazes me that 2 people can dirty so much laundry so fast.
I did watch American Idol that I recorded last night. The guy with long frizzy hair and the long fingernails was definitely born too late. He would have fit right in the 60's. I am always amazed at the ones who really think they can sing, but, cannot hit a note if it killed them. Another fun season ahead, for sure. I was very excited to see a commercial for Big Brother!!! A new season is coming back in February. I love this reality show!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Work was busy. Time zipped by. After work I went over to Walmart. I went to the one over by my work because it is a supercenter. I realized I had not been shopping for weeks because of the weather. I needed all kinds of things. I did splurge on some big gold hoop earrings and some Red Door Perfume (my new favorite).
We watched the democratic debate last night. I wish they would concentrate on their individual goals and plans instead of attacking each other and giving the republicans ammunition for the fight ahead. I feel Obama lost last night. He appeared to be so thin skinned and not ready for the big fight yet to come. Our caucus is February 9th. I am still leaning towards John Edwards. I found Air America on my car radio. I used to listen all the time when they were on Sirius. Now I will have something worth listening to on my way home from work everyday.
The charity truck is coming tomorrow. I need to gather all the old clothes I've been putting aside and get them ready for pickup. Jusy wait till Spring when we can finish cleaning out the garage. I think I could fill up their truck.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I got up early and then went back to bed and slept till noon. Our friend Gordon came by for a visit. We had not seen him in awhile, so, we were happy to see him doing well.
My only goal today is to finish the necklace I am making for Holly.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Todays theme is IMPORTANT. I think voting is very important that every citizen should participate in. Especially now with the country in the state that it is in.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Stopped at Safeway and got food stuff for the weekend. Its going to be a cold one for sure. We could not decide if we wanted to go out tonight, but finally made the decision to stay home and make dinner here.
Feast One Hundred & Seventy Six
What is your favorite beverage?
I'm into the sugar free mocha drinks nowadays.
Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.
On my desk at work I have a frog prince that M bought me last summer, a beautiful ivy plant, that is growing beautifully under the lights at work and my shihtzu clock with the wagging tail.
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?
I would say around 8. I will not be too honest where I would say something to hurt someone's feelings.
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?
I would change my home town where I grew up of Sunnyvale back to its original name of Murphys Town.
What stresses you out? What calms you down?
Apathetic, Stupid, Lazy people really stress me out. My husband, dogs and my home sweet home calms me down.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I read today where the judge really let OJ have it and sent him back to jail. Perfect place for him. I also read where they think the marine murderer ran to Mexico. I plan on tonight reading up on the current extradition laws. Where is Dog, the bounty hunter when you need him. I guess after his last fiasco with the Mexican federalies he won't be doing his bounty hunting across the border. I sure hope someone does and brings this lowest form of human slime back to face the music.
I plan to do some beading tonight. I have a necklace in mind using the Green Man pendant I bought awhile ago at the bead shop in the Flour Mill.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
After work I stopped at Michael's. I bought the yarn for my upcoming crochet lesson. I do not think I got the right crochet needle she told me to get. I might have to go to the yarn store to get the right size and return the ones I bought. They had some beads on sale, so I bought some of those too.
I spent the afternoon cleaning the kitchen, making the chicken enchiladas and watching tv. I watched Oprah. I read this morning that next year she will have her own televison network. Amazing!
Today is the GOP Michigan primary and the democratic debate out in Nevada. I've been watching the debate off and on. I can hear it from the office where I am now. There is a difference in each candidate, but a common thread of being a democrat runs through them.
I've been keeping up with the latest news about the marine that killed the other marine he got pregnant and then murdered, burned and buried her body. I read where they found his car at a hotel. I hope they catch him soon, so justice can begin. I am one of those people that kept up with the OJ Simpson trial (who may be finally getting his just desserts) and also the Scott Peterson trial. I felt both were guilty from the very beginning. I will probably follow this case to the end. Anyone else out there amateur sluths?
Monday, January 14, 2008
So with that in mind here is what's cooking this week:
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I got some laundry done and made oven baked bbq'd ribs for dinner. I did watch the movie Quiz Show.
I watched Hillary on Meet the Press. She handled herself quite well. Tim Russert is such an ass. He asked the stupidest questions. I am starting lean towards Hillary. I'm still for John Edwards, but I think he might drop out if he cannot carry South Carolina. Let us see how he does in Michigan on Tuesday.
I did some beading after dinner tonight. I made a cool necklace using the silver pirate pendant I bought a few weeks ago.
Just not a very exciting day, but, I am ready for another busy week ahead.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The theme for photo hunt this week is SKINNY.
Here are my entries:
I thought this sign about skinny was cute.
How about a skinny house?