28 October 2007
19 October 2007
Went to Bauman Farms with my sis, Autumn and her kidlet, my nephew, Dylan. If you all still need pumpkins, it is worth the trip and the crowds. Lots of activities: hay rides, obstacle courses, petting zoo, corn maze and more. Oh, and of course, pumpkins. But Dylan was so tired from the obstacle course, that we didn't get to the pumpkins and they went back another day.
Got a new bed... A Select Comfort, Sleep Number Bed. We LOVE it. My sleep number is 70, Cesar's is 80. We moved up from a queen size to a king size. We are both sleeping so much better and I am falling asleep SO fast. It is awesome. And, because of the increase in the size of bed, we had to get rid of our hand-me-down nightstands. Thank god. Went with floating shelves instead on either side of the bed. Our room looks great... in my humble opinion.
31 August 2007
26 August 2007
The Morse Family: Teal, Cody and Jason
Cody working hard...
The Girls (left to right) Emily, me, Meagyn, Erika and Teal
The Keys Sisters - Emily and Meagyn
Fr-Erika and Fr-Amber
20 August 2007
12 August 2007
On a side note, Lexi, the white cat who licks herself bald and has to wear tiny dog t-shirts to prevent her from doing so, went a whole month with no bald spots. But she started in again today and has a beaut on her chest. sigh.... Why do I get the freaks?!!
06 August 2007
31 July 2007
27 July 2007
Currently, I am 1 hour and 18 minutes late to a wedding. Sigh. Well, a wedding reception. Cesar's new job is anything but predictable and so we are late to the party because he's not home yet. The new job is an adjustment for both of us. For 6 months, Cesar was ALWAYS ALWAYS home. And now, we never see each other. We have one day off in common and that's about it. Hopefully as he gets the feel for it and learns it better, his days won't be so long. He is still loving it though, and that is what matters.
1 hour and 20 minutes late... I'm sorry, Molly. :(
23 July 2007
Your Score: Lion Warning Cat
51% Affectionate, 62% Excitable, 31% Hungry
You are the good Samaritan of the lolcat world. Protecting others from danger by shouting observations and guidance in cases of imminent threat, you believe in the well-being of everyone.
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Cesar is jealous because this is his LOL cat:
Your Score: 7331 Cat
50% Affectionate, 71% Excitable, 57% Hungry
Lolzergs have nothing on you. You are swift and ruthless, cutting down whatever and whomever necessary in order to obtain the foodz. As one of the first lolcat known to man, your ancient skills in location-declaration and object-verbing have been passed down several generations, keeping the spirit of felinity alive.
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21 July 2007
Viva la 30s!!!
11 July 2007
Please note, no animals were harmed in the making of this video. The ScatMat delivers a static pulse, like when you drag your feet on the floor and zap your sister or husband. :) And my couches have less fur on them...
26 June 2007
24 June 2007
17 June 2007
12 June 2007
Don't worry, we WILL be video taping and posting.... :)
06 June 2007
30 May 2007
Dad was still here, that I would learn from my mistakes (especially financially), that I didn't use up my sick/vacation time so quickly, I could stick to an exercise program, I hated fried foods, I could stand up for myself, I didn't always have to be the peace maker, my dog didn't get car sick because I would take her everywhere with me, I knew if I wanted a child.
My dream life...
is living in my villa in Italy complete with a vineyard OR living in downtown Seattle in a loft working as a very successful MAC makeup artist.
27 May 2007
Last night, I was upstairs watching Music & Lyrics when I suddenly heard a huge crash. I instantly knew what it was: the damn cats had pushed Finnie's cage off of the table. I raced downstairs to find the cage scattered all over the floor and Finnie, miraculously, still sitting in the bottom tray portion of her cage. I scooped her up, checked her out - that hamster is a TROOPER, and yelled at the cats. Cesar who was right on my heels, helped me to clean up and super-glue and duct tape the cage back together.
Finnie has been relocated to the Den and got a new cage and my cats all got squirted with the water bottle. I won't ever be able to prove "who dun it" and Finnie wasn't much help in the police line up, but I have my suspicions...
21 May 2007
We just got out of the Birthday run, when we have several birthdays every month and lots of get-togethers.
I have got a new favorite website: I Can Has Cheezburger? It is so funny. You have to get use to the lingo, but it is definitely worth it. Here's my fave pic:
28 February 2007
27 February 2007
21 February 2007
On Monday, Cesar and I spent the day designing, buying and installing my new craft desk in the closet in the office. It is a built in closet with 2 kitchen cabinets as the base, with 3 drawers each and a counter top. I still want to install cabinets above the desk but that's for later on. The desk looks like it's always been there. Now, Cesar and I have to find the perfect office desk for him and we will be good to go. God I love to organize! I'm weird like that.
Happy Anniversary Baby! I love you.
11 February 2007
08 February 2007
So, along this line, one of my quirky things I like to know about my friends - please post comments with your responses:
If you were permanently stranded on an island and you got to take one artist's entire body or work, which artist would it be and why? Me, I am listening to my choice. They are such a varied band with a HUGE body of work and well, I just love em.
Now Playing: Your Time is Going to Come by Led Zeppelin
04 February 2007
Cesar removed the old caulking to discover that there was 1/4 inch gap between the linoleum and sub-floor and the shower. sigh... so, after some time at Home Depot, we decided to fill in the space with silicone caulking and then put regular caulking over it and then use a tub/floor transition strip. We're only at the silicone caulking stage. It takes a while to dry. So, this project is my job.
Cesar has been replacing the innards of the downstairs and guest toilets. Its a pain in the ass. He's done with downstairs and is now working on upstairs. I told him he was going to have to pull his pants down a bit though to make it authentic.
Currently listening to: The Denial Twist by the White Stripes
31 January 2007
Dad would be very proud of Aut and I today. He would love Dylan, love the fact that he was all-boy with his love of cars and trucks and tease him for not ever wanting to get dirty. It sucks to think about having kids without my Dad to be around. It sucks. Everything about it sucks.
Currently Listening To: Carry on by Tim McGraw
26 January 2007
1) The Devil Wears Prada - cute, funny
2) John Tucker Must Die - good fun high school flick
3) The Break Up - didn't like it so much.... wasn't as funny as I thought it would/should be
4) The Lady in the Water - This was a really good movie. Mystical and attention-grabbing. You really need to watch it when you can devote your full attention to the movie. I highly recommend it.
5) Employee of the Month - funny. I like it. probably my fave of the group.
Obviously, going with a theme - Cesar's got class tonight and so I get to watch silly and dumb movies. I love it.
24 January 2007
"Amber needs to go and, as the toilet is locked, she pees a lake on the garage floor ... Amber needs two-to-three hours of therapy a day to overcome autism."
I just about fell out of my chair laughing. For those of you who don't know, I work with people with Developmental Disabilities, many of whom have autism.
Try it... let me know what yours says. It's interesting.
Life is full of synchronicity, isn't it?
21 January 2007
Hey, on a much happier note, I was awarded Employee of the Year at our December holiday banquet for the database I've been working on. It was quite exciting and I got a plaque and a hundred bucks.
And, my find of the century... at Target, a desk lamp with built in speakers and connector for my MP3 player! Don't be deceived by the price online... it was on clearance for $7.48. Awesome!
10 January 2007
09 January 2007
Once I got there, in my rush to get into the building, slammed my right hand ring finger in the door. Yup....Blood splattered everywhere, like it was a damn CSI crime scene. All over my cream sweater, all over my jeep, on the car next to me. So, as I race in the building carrying my purse and laptop, and clutching my finger with my other hand, trying to open the doors with my left pinkie finger and not drip blood (blood borne pathogens and all), I make it to the bathroom and rinsed off the gallons of blood. I am in such excruciating pain that I a) almost passed out on the bathroom floor and b) almost puked. I get the bleeding stopped and go back to my car, leave my boss a teary voicemail as I drive home to change. I come home, sit down with my head between my knees as I am about to faint again, then proceed to change and drive back to work, following my boss, who at this point, just thinks I am late.
Get BACK to Dallas, showed my co-workers, saw the blood still splattered all over my jeep door and proceed to deal with a crisis of the day, work related. Meanwhile, my finger is getting more and more swollen and I call Kaiser Permanente. I could use this time to rant about the screening process of KP, but instead will just say when they called me back 1 1/2 hours later, they said I should come right in as it might be broken. sigh...
I race from Dallas to South Salem and proceed to sit and wait for 30 minutes to see the doc. Saw the nurse who was being all nice, which of course made me cry and she said it didn't feel broken but lets do some x-rays. Go up to x-rays and waited 30 more minutes and got my finger x-rayed. Went back downstairs and gave them the pics and the doc called me back in 5 minutes. Meanwhile the nurse told him I was in a hurry and he was quite the joker, thank god and was being all silly, which if you know me at all, is the best way to handle such a situation.
So, he comes in a says "Well, you broke your finger" to which I said "Shut up, I did not."
He said, "yeah ya did, look at the pics" and he pointed out the break.
I said "Well, at least its broken and you don't have to drain it" to which he said "Um, yeah, yeah I do...trust me it will feel so much better."
I said, "will it hurt?"
him: "do you want me to lie or tell the truth?"
me: "lie please" him: " no, it'll feel great"
me: "okay then, lets drain it."
He puts ice on it and gets out this soldering iron type tool to burn a hole in my nail and comes over and as I close my eyes and ask "how long will it take?" I open my eyes and he has backed up with his hands in the air, as if he were under arrest. I look down at my finger, which, for the 2nd time today, is GUSHING blood. He had already done it and it didn't hurt at all. I proceed to tell him so and he said, "Wow, it usually really hurts."
Anyhow, he proceeds to tell me that because its a break, it'll probably hurt for 6 weeks, he put me in a splint and here I am now. I really must see if the doc was taking new patients. He was AWESOME!!!! Put me totally at ease in a not good at all situation and made my finger feel, well, less throbbing?
Please people, listen to (or read) what I say... do not, ever, under any circumstances, slam your finger in your car door. Especially when your finger is sideways, as in perpendicular and not parallel to the door. It is the worse pain I have ever been in...and I have done some crazy things. Learn from me... please.... I have pictures.... I will post them later. :)
02 January 2007
1) Eat less fast food.
2) Be more conservative with my pesos.
3) Walk more often.
4) Get rid of some junk - specifically from my closet.
5) Craft more with what I already have.
6) Spend more time with friends, hanging out, having a beer or coffee or tea.
So, that's what I got. I will let you know how I do. Hopefully, by publishing them here, I will keep to them better.
On a more important note, to Beto - I love you and Elvia and my thoughts are with you even if I can't be. I couldn't ask for better family ever.