Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Busy but productive day

I have noticed since school has started that I am slipping back into being tired all the time! I wasn't able to fall asleep last night till around 0600! I had to get up around 0900 to get ready for an appointment so I didn't get much sleep. I had to take a nap when I finally got home around 2000 tonight! I need to figure out this working nights and going to school in the day before turns me into a walking zombie!

I did have a productive day. I made it to my appointment this morning and ended up seeing somebody I used to work with. I didn't realize that her sister worked on the same floor as me! After I got done with my appointment, I went to the fitness center to work out. I went and made me an appointment to meet with a trainer to get a weight routine just for me! When I went up to the desk, it was a guy that I had as a trainer last year and all he did was talk to me for 2 hours and never set me up a weight routine! I was frustrated! He told me before he would set me up on a weight routine that he wanted me to do water aerobics for one month then he would set me up a routine if I really wanted. The water aerobics didn't really fit in my night shift gig but I did it for almost a month till I was about to pass out from exhaustion of not getting enough sleep! It made my sciatica come back so I guess treading in the water isn't a good thing for that! I was glad that he set me up with another trainer, which happens to be a female. I am hoping that she will understand about toning instead of building to much muscle! I am going to go do Power Yoga tomorrow after class and then I have my appointment with my new trainer! I am going to get back in shape!

Besides starting my fitness routine today, I did get started on my homework in my Health Assessment class. I have one more week to do then I will be caught up till Wednesday when I get more to do! I was anxious about my Pathophysiology lecture questions and couldn't find them in the book. I have finally found some in the notes but learned that only the first 9 questions are from last weeks lecture! So I have been getting all anxious for nothing. My days at the Mudhouse will be increasing since school is back in full session! I need to find me a low calorie, low fat coffee drink! I might have to switch to italian sodas with sugar free flavoring. That way my workouts will be actually working for me not working off my frozen Mudturtle!

I also cooked my turkey that we get at work every year tonight. I hate cooking whole turkeys. If I cook a turkey, I like the skinless/boneless turkey breast. I got my turkey in the oven and then had to take a nap with alarms so I could go check on the turkey every so often. It finally got done and I even took the time to take it off the bone! I hate doing that with all the joints and stuff. I an not an orthopedic nurse for a reason!

I finally was able to get my student loan interest off the website today so I could finish my taxes. All I have to do if mail them in the morning before going to class! I am excited about getting my return as I am going to do a little bit of shopping then put the rest in savings.

Todays challenge is what favorite scrapbooking companies do you like?

I love the paper from Basic Grey, K & Company, k.i. memories, artic frog, chatterbox, any paper with a retro flair to it! I have noticed center city in magazines but really haven't seen that in my scrapbook stores. I am sure there is more that I enjoy but don't realize what company it is!

I had better get myself to bed as I have to wake up early to get to class and take notes for 4 hours! I wish my laptop battery would last 4 hours so I could take notes that way!

Monday, January 30, 2006

What celebrity would you date?

Since I am single and live a single lifestyle this is right up my alley! I would date Matt Damon, of course! See previous post for pics of him! YUM!!! It is sad that he got married in Dec. 2005. I have always had a thing for Bill Pullman but you don't see him around any more. I feel in love with him in the move "While you were sleeping". I used to have a thing for Brad Pitt. He is even from my hometown and I drive by the high school he went almost everyday! Since he did Jennifer Aniston wrong, he hasn't been one of my favorites. I just see him as a typical male now. I am sure there are more that I would love to date but Matt and Bill are the ones that I favor the most!

Since I am talking about the single lifestyle, I am going to talk about other things are evident of single people. Mold on uneaten produce. I actually have been asked by some coworkers to take pictures of this butternut squash that I have had in my fridge for awhile. I keep forgetting to put it out on trash day so it sits in my fridge till I can remember this. It has turned almost blue from mold. I just recently watched the movie "Must Love Dogs" - with John Cusak and Diane Lane. Ohhh, I wouldn't mind dating John Cusak! I like the comment that Diane Lane makes to the butcher when she ask for a chicken breast! I can soo relate to that! The first movie that I feel in love with John Cusak is "Say Anything". I love that movie! I am hoping that I can get the butternut squash in the trash this week!

I have thought of some other celebrities that I would date. I would also date Ricky Martin and Enrique Inglesias. Not only do I love there music but they are HOT!!!! They have such a nice latino flair that I like!

Besides the men, I had a rather boring day. I had things I was going to do today and accidently slept till 1600! My night shift gig makes it hard to have a normal lifestyle. I spent a short while at the Mudhouse tonight then came home and my sister came over to do her taxes. I also went grocery shopping and bought new spices. I am going to make new lowfat entrees that will have my taste buds dancing! I then came home and paid bills. Boring stuff! Talking about men are more exciting! Thanks Michelle for the inspiration!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tax time

I finally got my W-2 from my job! They always wait till the last minute! My sister is coming over tomorrow and we are going to work on her taxes. I did mine but I have to wait for Jan. 31st for my interest I paid in to my student loans to be completely finished! I am excited about getting this done and getting my return back! I think some shopping will be on my agenda!

I am sitting in Kaldi's coffee house. I brought my Pathophysiology with me to look up my lecture questions but I am going to get really into it and they are going to close! I am having trouble finding the answers to some of the questions. I will work harder on this tomorrow!

I was excited Thursday because it had been a week since the beginning of the partners for pounds and I decided to weigh myself. I have lost 5 pounds! WOOHOO!!!!! I have yet to workout but I am tomorrow and I have to start logging my exercise for one of my classes. I hope by the time that I have my mid-weigh in that I will have lost 10 lbs total!

I have to say that since opening my myspace.com account, I have gotten some very strange messages in my inbox. I just got a message from a guy wanting my home address so he could mail me stuff to help him get back in the country? I told him NO! I can't believe some people! He says he is in Africa and wants to get back to the states but he could be lying and be here to show up on my doorstep! Even if he was in Africa he still doesn't need my address. Be on the lookout for weirdos!

I have always had a thing for Matt Damon - he is HOT!!! I had to include some pics of him I found on google.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Health Assessment

I got to my other class tonight - went to the wrong classroom and ended up seeing someone I know from work! Finally got to the correct classroom and it is a small class and my teacher seems really nice and energetic! I really like her! I am happy that my instructors seem nice and easy to talk to. We had to do a health history on our partners. What we did tonight is actually the first part of our final! This class doesn't really have any big test. I have quizzes and a paper to write which shouldn't be hard. I seems as if there is a lot of busy work but nothing that I haven't done before. I am happy that my classes this semester actually have to do with nursing and I can apply that to my patient care now. I am actually excited about my classes and looking forward to learning more!

While I was sitting at the Mudhouse, a friend that I thought had disowned me saw my car and came in to see me. He is HOT like that other guy! He asked me if I had been working out! That is on my agenda but I haven't worked out that much yet! Since I have to keep a log for my health assessment class, it is helping motivate me! I have to get serious about this, hopefully by this weekend! I am hoping to wake up tomorrow morning and workout, then come home catch a nap and go to work! I need to make me a healthy dinner to take to work! I am ready to get PUMPED!!!! Jumping Jacks

I am off to read blogs and then do some homework before going to bed!

No more roots!

I am excited that the sewer guy took all the roots out of my sewer and my tub drains! I can tell things are working like they should now! I am currently at the Mudhouse and I have to say that a few post ago I was here and this HOT guy distracted me as I was typing. He is here again! It seems like the last few times I have been here, so has he! Yum!

Anyway, I have had a creative thought that I think I might have to do. I am thinking about decorating my mailbox by painting it to make it look more fun! Currently it is black and I would like to paint it a lighter color - like beige or something neutral and get those wooden shapes at Michaels and attach them to my mailbox. My thoughts is palm trees! My mat on my front porch is palm trees so why not make the mailbox match? Maybe someday when I have some extra time - possibly after I get my mail on Saturday so it will have to dry by Monday when the mailman would be back.

I am actually here at the Mudhouse to work on my lecture review questions for Pathophysiology. I have gotten distracted by finding "Year in Review" on someone else's blog and thought I would do that too. Someone was asking what Pathophysiology is and it is "the study of function as modified by disease". Currently we are going over stuff I learned when I took Anatomy and Physiology but that was 11 years ago! I have my other class tonight and I hope it isn't too much work! I am going to have my hands full with studying Patho!

Year in review

2005 In Review


1. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?: No not really...
2. Who kissed you at midnight?: Nobody - went with some friends to a bar.
3. Did it snow where you live?: No
5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?: No - but would like to someday!


1. Who was your valentine? Nobody
2. What did your valentine get you? My parents got me a chocolate rose!
3. When you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?: Yes, we always decorated mailboxes and passed out valentines!


1. Are you Irish? Just a little in my background
2. Did you wear green on St. Patty's Day?: At that time I didn't have anything green, I did wear my green coat!
3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day?: Went to a bar to see a band with some friends.


1. Do you like the rain?: I prefer warm and sunny days!
2. Did you play an April Fool's joke on anyone this year?: No
3. Did you get tons of candy on Easter?: I don't really remember.


1. What's your favorite kind of flower?: Iris
2. Do you like the spring? Yes! I love the warmer weather!
3. Finish the phrase: "April showers bring...": May flowers and then warmer weather!
4. What would you think of as a spring color?: Pastels


1. What year did you graduate from school? 1991

2. Did you go on any vacations last June?: No, but I am due for a vacation!


1. What did you do on the 4th of July? I worked. The weekend before I went with a friend to a BBQ!
2. Did you go on any vacations during this month?: Nope


1. Did you do anything special to end off your summer?: I went and saw Macy Gray in St. Louis!!!
2. What was your favorite summer memory of '05?: Getting to see Macy Gray!

3. Did you go swimming a lot in the summer?: No, I don't have access to a pool like I used too.
4. Did you go to the beach a lot?: No, I don't live close enought to the beach. I wish I did!


1. Did you attend school/college in '05?: I went back to school in January to get my BSN.
2. Who is/was your favorite teacher?: In High School it was Mrs. Swadley!
3. Did you like fall better than summer?:No, it only means that it is going to get colder!


1. What was your favorite Halloween costume ever?: Dressing up as a cat!
2. What's your favorite candy?: Peanut Butter Kisses
3. What did you dress up like this year? Nothing, just myself!


1. Whose house did you go to for Thanksgiving?: My parents

2. Do you like stuffing?: I love stuffing!
3. What are you thankful for?: My family and friends.


1. Do you celebrate Christmas?: Yes
2. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?: No, but I was tempted to hang some this year!

3. What do you want this year for Christmas?: I wasn't really sure this year. I asked for clothes and ended up returning all of them! I did got more clothes that I love!

4. What's the best present you ever got for Christmas?: I got a $50 gift certificate to the Coca-Cola Store!
5. Do you like cold weather?: No Way!

6. How would you rate your year on a scale of 1-10?: 9!!! I believe an 8. I was a fun year, have made some new friends and doing good in school!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Classes are back in session

I had my first Pathophysiolgy class today and it seemed to go well. I am scared for the test! She gaves us an outline and we takes notes on that and then also gives us questions for each lecture for us to do on our own. We took notes for 4 hours and my hand was hurting! I need to find me a fat comfortable pen! I was wishing I had my laptop so I could just type everything instead but then I thought my laptop battery wouldn't last 4 hours! If I can keep up with doing the lecture notes and study them each week I might do okay. I have my other class tomorrow night so I hope that it goes well! I think it might be more busy work than my Patho class!

I have this HUGE tree in my front yard and the roots get in my sewer system and cause problems! My tub won't drain, my toilet makes these bubbling noises and when my washing machine is trying to drain, it can't. Monday night I had water all over the floor in my laundry room! Last time I had my sewer derooted was in Dec. 2004 but it started out slow and gave me time to get someone. I have a sewer guy coming in the morning to take the roots out! I can't wait till life can return to normal! Of course it all happens when I have to go to class or I could have had it taken care of today.

I wasn't able to fall asleep this morning till 0400 and had to be up early to get ready for class! I have been a sleepy girl today! I was going to go workout and I was falling asleep when I sat down so I thought I would take a nap and woke up 4 hours later when the fitness center was closed! I hope that I can get good sleep tonight (esp. since I need to be up early for the sewer guy).

Friday, January 20, 2006

4 days till school . . . .

I feel as if I had a three productive days off from work! I was able to get my house clean and get my books for school. I am sure I did other stuff too but that is what my main goals were and I accomplished them! Ohh, last night I did get the LO done for my CJ I am in. I just need to add journaling to it and not sure where I put my vellum and I was getting pretty sleepy! I will finish that Monday night and take pics. It was about my favorite flower which I choose the iris as last year when I was able to plant a flowerbed at my house that is what I put in it. Only one of my big iris came up. I also planted baby iris plants and they all came up when we had a warm part in March and then it got cold again and they didn't make it. I hope this year they make it a little longer! We have been having days in the 60's so they may get confused again!

I need to get ready for work and I might stop at the Mudhouse for awhile before hand to relax before I have to run my booty off! I might have to make a list of things I still need to get done. I always feel like I can get more done when I have a list!

3 Booty Shakers

This is what we decided to name our Partners for Pounds group! I still need to read the rules a little more! I have to weigh in in two weeks so I need to get busy! When I went to the fitness center today there was alot of the doctors working out and hardly any cardio machines that was open! I was there at 1730 so I will remember not to come around that time!

I am sitting in my Fatboy with my laptop in my lap watching my Three's company DVD! I love my Fatboy! I have been cleaning and recycling most of the day. I think I might have slept an hour last night so I got up early and ended up cleaning again! I got my bathroom all organized and the started on my bedroom. I have soo many books and magazine it was unreal! I put them all on my bed to go thru to see which ones I could recycle and I fell asleep in the middle of it all!! I finally finished cleaning it all up this evening. I need to pack my car up with all this recycling that I have!

I have been going over some of my assignments tonight for my classes - trying to get all organized so I look like I know what is going on the first day of class! Last semester I couldn't get into Blackboard as they changed you logged in and they sent out instructions but they were wrong! I was put on the spot in one of my classes and everyone else had the first assignment done!!

I have soo much scrapbooking that I want to do and not enough time! My scrap room is a wreck - I haven't gotten to that room yet! I have a circle journal to work on that I need to get done ASAP!!! Maybe I can get that done before going to bed. Or at least organize my scrap area so I can get something done!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Partners for Pounds!

One of my classes that I am taking next semester is requiring me to have a health assessment done, keep a daily food dairy and an exercise log! I have been needing some motivation and this is doing it! Then I got a phone call from a friend about the partners for pounds program that is starting at work so I thought I might as well since I have to do this for school! We have to think of a name for our team. We are meeting at the fitness center bright and early! LET'S GET PUMPED!!!!!!! Body Builder

I went and got my books for school today. I always call the bookstore to see if they have my books and one bookstore I tried for 30 minutes before the phone wasn't busy! I ended up going to two bookstore but have all my books. The lines went on forever! My school never releases the book list to other bookstores so I am unable able to figure out what books I need till school is about to start so I can't preorder like some. That line was very short!

I have been trying to get my house clean so I can start school next week with a clean house! If I do a little everyday to keep it clean I might be able to keep up with it! That is a goal that I have! I have till tomorrow to get done! I better finish with the cleaning I have been doing and get some sleep before my workout buddies call me for my wake up call!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Good week, so far

Yesterday I got my old laptop back and it is all fixed!!! The touch pad for the mouse went out so they told me that would be covered under my warranty and sent me a box to send it in! I got it back with all the keys on the keyboard working and my mouse pad!! I was soo excited! Then when I got to work, my vacation request for May was approved so I can go to JammieCrop! Today, I called about my Fatboy and it was in! I am glad that I finally got my Fatboy! It is soo comfortable!

My courses finally became available on Blackboard and I am unsure of what I am getting myself into! Papers, Case Studies and presentations! Yuck! I have been hunting to see if I can get my books cheaper online! I need to check with some bookstores hear before making my final decision!

I actually need to do some straighting of the house and start some laundry before going to bed!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Spring is coming . . . .

I have to say that I am ready for warm weather! I was at Wal-mart the other day and they were putting out charcoal out for the grill! WOOHOO! I got excited cause that means that warmer weather is getting closer! I hate cold weather and my house is so freezing cold even with the heat on that I tend to not keep house at well during the winter. I spend it warming a cover in the dryer and curling up on my futon!

I am currently at the Mudhouse and thought I would work on balance my checkbook from my budget website compared to my Quicken records. My budget website is not wanting to load my register! ARGH!!!! Last night they were updating there website and now it doesn't seem to want to work! I am never going to get my checkbook balanced at this rate! Baring Teeth

School will start in one week for me. The other colleges in town start on Tuesday. I don't know why the college I go to is always starting later then everyone else. I am hoping to figure out what books I need this week. I will probably have to start this endeavor on Tuesday since Monday is considered a holiday. I hope it won't cost me an arm and a leg! I won't know if I have the money if I can't get my checkbook balanced! Rolling Eyes

Ahhhhh! This is a picture of my little Felix when he was just 12 weeks old. Isn't he adorable? I can't believe that he was ever that small! He has grown into a handsome young cat!

Where is the sale?

I went to the sidewalk sale at the mall and was disapointed with the store that I was hoping to find some good sales at. I was there the first week of January and got me some new clothes and they had a sale that day. It was the same sale that they had today! I was hoping for bigger discounts but I did get me 4 new tees and another pair of pants in another color. I just love the new pants I have - I have three pairs now! I have never bought pants that stretch but they are so comfortable!

I couldn't sleep last night since I had slept all day and I slept through my alarm this morning and woke up at 1630! I couldn't believe it! I am not sure what time I will go to bed but hopefully in enough time to get up at a decent hour tomorrow! I have been doing laundry since I got back home. I have been wanting to do a load of towels for a couple of weeks know and now I have to if I want to dry off after taking a shower!

One of my intentions for 2006 is to work on being organized. I used to be a little more organized than I am know but since I went back to school, things have slipped! I would like to make myself daily chores that would keep my house clean at all times! I would prefer to do a little everyday instead of spending a day getting everything in order! I have a couple of books that I have found quite helpful with getting organized - I just need to implement a plan. I also have a book that helps you set up daily chores to keep things clean and organized.

I have been trying to watch a movie and write in my blog! More later.

Friday, January 13, 2006


I am soo excited cause I won at bingo on one of the MB I read everyday! I almost didn't get my words emailed in cause I forgot about it and emailed them before going out for New Year's Eve! I still can't believe that I won!

I have become quite the blog and MB junkie! I can sit and read other people's blogs all night! I really enjoy reading the 2peas MB as it encourages me to blog. It seems as if the scrapbook magazines talk about blogging a lot! I was at B&N tonight reading some of the new scrapbook magazines and one of them talked about blogging and gave some of the famous scrapbookers blogs. I had to buy that one! I have to say that these two ladies was sitting at a table that was right next to mine and I couldn't help but hear what they were talking about. The table they sat down at had a scrapbook magazine sitting on it. One of the ladies told her friend that if she ever started scrapbooking that there was something wrong with her and to put her out of her misery and her friend told her "ditto"! I wanted to tell them that "What is wrong with preserving memories in a creative way?!?!" I just sat at my table and kept reading my scrapbook magazine! Tongue Out

The sidewalk sale is this weekend at the mall so I am hoping to get there tomorrow. I sure hope that I find some good deals! I also need to work on the scrapbook from the circle journal I am in. This one is about "My Favorite Flower" which I have chosen the iris. I need to get this done before school starts in almost a week! I keep waiting for the syallbus to be posted on blackboard for my classes so I can bargin shop for my textbooks! I might have to just call the school as I always do and ask the name and author of the books - which they hate! They are soo much more expensive than ordering online or at the discount textbook store. Cat

Thursday, January 12, 2006

This is a test

I downloaded Picasa since I can't find my Microsoft Digital Image Pro program to put on my new laptop. I saw "blog this" and was curious what it would do. I know now! :-) This is Pandora and Felix taking a nap together on my Futon! I need to get to bed as I work tonight! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fun with smilies

I love smilies and I finally got some to download yesterday! WooHooI don't have too much to say other than I have to go to work tonight, slept all day and my nose is still stuffy! NurseI hope that it is a good night at work! Maneki NekoI really just wanted to play with the smilies! Talk later!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Funny dream

In my delirium of being ill, I was dreaming I was in India today. I was in my hotel room in India and I realized that I forgot my cell phone charger at home - on the other side of the world. Then I realized they had different outlets that if I even had my cell phone charger that it wouldn't plug into one of the outlets and I didn't have any converters either. I kept thinking how am I going to get ahold of my family to let them know that I made it alright? The phone in the hotel room rang and I thought ohhh good they are calling me! I woke up and realized that my phone was ringing! I missed the phone call and it might have been good since I kept thinking I was in India! I would have never heard the end of that! :-)

I haven't done anything to exciting today. I have been kinda lazy since I don't fell good but I did finally get up and go rent movies. I rented Dark Water, Must Love Dogs, Wedding Crashers and Napoleon Dynamite. I had a gift card to use that I got for Christmas! I did play Tetris today on my Nintendo Gamecube.

I sent my old laptop off last week to be repaired finally! I keep checking the status online and they have parts on order. I am curious on what parts these are . . . . . . I keep checking to see if they have received the parts and repaired it!

I am still awaiting a phone call about my Fatboy. I will give him this week and then if I haven't received a phone call by Monday, he is getting one and I will say I ordered it Dec. 22 instead of how many weeks since he didn't agree with that. I want my Fatboy!

I think I will go watch a movie - later!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sickly girl

Ohhhhh . . . . . . I go back to work Saturday, which it was a nice night, and by morning I feel like I am going to wake up that afternoon with a raging sore throat! My predictions were correct! I went to work Sunday night and by morning I am feeling kinda achy and can't breathe! All I have really done today is sleep a few hours, wake up, go back to sleep. I can't sleep very well when I can't breathe! I am SURE that this cashier at Wal-mart gave this to me! About a week ago I went grocery shopping after work and when I got to the cashier I realize that she is ill. I was still in my uniform from work and she started telling me her ailments - cough, chills and achy, temp., stuffy nose. I told her that she needed to see a doctor. I thought "She has just touched all my groceries with her germs!". I wanted to get all new groceries! I am sure she is the reason that I am ill. Why she was at work feeling that way is beyond me! Let's hope that I will feel better by Wednesday when I have to work again!

I have to tell a funny thing about a patient I was taking care of that happened to be confused. Her IV was in her ac space so everytime she bent her arm, her pump beeped. I got tired of this after a few minutes because I couldn't get her to understand to keep her arm straight. I got an armband and some coban to help keep her arm straight. While I was her there rigging this all up, she asked me where she was and why she was there. I was explaining that she had abdominal pain and that she was in the hospital. I start wrapping her arm and she asked "What is wrong with my arm then?!?!". It made me giggle and I explained to her why and she was okay with it. I guess you shouldn't wrap up confused patients arms when they have abdominal pain! :-)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Vacation is over . . .

I find it sad that I have to return to work today. I just hope that it isn't crazy busy!

Last night was the artwalk and I missed it. It is too cold to walk around and look at art! I hope that it warms up soon! It is January so that might not happen but I do remember it starting to get somewhat warm in February. Maybe that will happen this year! It is supposed to be in the 60's today!

I am excited about getting my Fat Boy! No, it isn't some motorcycle thing. It is similar to a love sac but rectanglar. I called last night to check on it cause it had been two weeks the guy told me it hasn't been two weeks and I will call you. His attitude made me mad! I put half down so he would order it - you had better believe when he tells me 1 to 2 weeks that I will be calling if he hasn't! I ordered it on Dec. 22 so it has been a little over two weeks . . . . .

Yesterday my Dad and I copied a cassette tape to CD. We had some technical difficulties but we did get it to work. Some of the songs didn't copy over or one song was only 6 seconds! We don't know wht happened to that! I don't have the right connections on my laptop to get it to work. I don't have a stereo with the right and left connections either. I need to upgrade my stereo! I think my stereo is 15 years old! To get it to work it was going to have to get some gadget that was $100 so I opted out of that!

Anyway, I need to take a small nap before having to work all night! I have gotten used to going to bed about midnight and waking up around 09 to 10 in the morning! I am sure I will be dragging at work tonight!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Fun week

Does anybody remember Tesla? I was finding new music to listen to on Napster the other day and had forgotten all about them! I remember listening to them in junior high/high school. I had to download there song "Love song". I keep enjoying it over and over! I just love 80's music!

On Monday my sister and nieces and I went to the Mudhouse and played card games. We all enjoyed ourselves! I am currently at the Mudhouse just chilling with my laptop and enjoying my Napster tunes. I am actually going to start balancing my checkbook - which I haven't balanced since November! I normally don't let it get this far out of hand and I hope I never do that again! Going through 2 months worth of transactions takes awhile!

I got my Christmas tree down last night but need to take all the other Christmas decroations down (which aren't very many!) and organize them to fit in my storage container. (Oh my! A hottie just walked by my table and lost my train of thought!) :-)

I guess since I have talked about my abd pain and possible gallbladder problems on a previous post that I should give an update. It turns out that my gallbladder is working fine and the abd pain has gotton better but isn't gone. My doctor wants me to see a GI specialist which they can't get me in till the end of February! I do have chronic GERD and have been taking my Nexium everyday. I just need a new stomach I guess!

I have gotten myself addicted to myspace.com and really enjoy cruising around and making new friends! I just wish I could figure out how to change my background and stuff. I finally figured out how to get a song to play on my site but that is all I have been able to figure out! If anyone wants to check out myspace.com profile----> http://www.myspace.com/knutschen

Yesterday, I went shopping with Christmas money and got me some new clothes! I really love the new pants I bought! They are like cargo pants I suppose but are soo comfortable! I got me two pairs in different colors. I also got me two shirts and a sweater tank top with a cardigan. The sidewalk sale is going to be in about a week and I have to go back if my checkbook balancing goes okay! :-)

I guess I should get started on that . . . . . . . . .

Monday, January 02, 2006

Enjoying vacation . . .

So far my vacation has been good. I had a nice chat with some scrapbooking friends on Yahoo! last night. I am sitting here enjoying music from Napster and pondering on what to do today. My sister is off from work today and we were thinking about riding bikes. The high yesterday was 66!!! When I check the weather today it is 39 with a high of 44 and it is cloudy and windy today. Yuck! I woke up today and looked out into my backyard and part of this vine that is wrapped arounnd a tree was broken and fallen down. I tried my hardest last summer trying to get all that down, so mother nature gave me some help! Maybe I need to use my firepit this afternoon.

I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done! I have been trying to organize my scrap room and finally emptied all the boxes from my scrapclubs I am in. I am hoping to finish a Christmas gift. (I know it has passed but time got the best of me!) I also want to alter a clipboard, alter a lunch box, make me a new book for work for my notes, and I can't remember what else! It seems as if there is something else. Anyway, I have lots of scrapping to do!

The pictures are of my nieces on Christmas day wearing 3D glasses and there fancy scarves! Aren't they cute? :-) I had better go call my sister to see what we can do today since the weather isn't cooperating.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cute kitty!

I have to share some pics of my Felix. As I was taking his picture one day, he reached up at me the same time the picture took. I also have pictures of him on my the monitor to my desktop computer. I rarely use my desktop computer - its main use anymore is to support my wireless router so I can use my laptop anywhere in the house!

Don't forget to eat your black eyed peas today for good luck! I need to heat mine up so I can have good luck!

Happy New Year!!!!!!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year! I went to a party last night with some friends to bring in the New Year! One of my friends didn't feel very good so they went home early but I decided to stay. It was a fun little party. I got to meet some new people that work at the hospital that don't work on my floor. They had a bon fire in the backyard so we sat out there for awhile until it was almost midnight and then we went inside for the countdown. Someone took me home around 0030 along with a few other people that didn't have rides or couldn't drive. I get stuck in the backseat with a girl that had too much to drink and everyone was afraid she was going to vomit but she didn't. All she did was choke on a carrot! I am glad that I did stay!

Today I am not really sure what I am going to do. I might go sit at the Mudhouse for awhile. I haven't done in awhile. I did take my nieces there one day to chill for awhile. They love going there as much as I do!!!

I think I will go get in the shower so I can do something today! :-)