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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2009|06:32 am]
Happy birthday Judybird!!! :)
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One determined bird [Apr. 17th, 2009|01:13 pm]
[mood |awakeawake]

So for about two weeks there is a bird that has been deperately trying to build its nest on top of the light fixture just outside my back door.  This has happened before, but not like this.   This bird has been at this, any chance it gets that I'm not around.  Literally almost every time I go outside there is a pretty good start of a new nest.  I continue to take it down.  Yesterday and today, I was sitting outside and this bird came to do some more building as it had tons of building material in its mouth when it saw me.  It just sort of landed right on the fence in front of me and stared. lol!! I shewed it off.  It was back a few minutes later.  I once again shewed it away.  I've been leaving spikey outside a lot too.  Nothing seems to work.  This bird is hell bent on getting that nest built there!  I left for work yesterday morning and there was nothing there.  I got home and an ENTIRE nest, mud, straw you name it, was all built and ready for him to move on in.  I took it down and he showed up again.  He just stands on the fence with his building materials and waits.   I'm not sure if I'm amused or frustrated! lol!!
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(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2009|06:02 pm]
[mood |confusedconfused]

So I dont mean to be a whiner at all, so please forgive this rant if that is how it sounds.
I've been dealing with some weird feelings lately about various things.  One thing, there are a few people that were once in my life that I really miss.  Unfortunately, I dont even know why I havent even been in touch with these people anymore.  It kinda sucks sometimes.  Why do people just drift apart when at one time, we meant so much to one another?  Ok, its a part of life, but it can really bring ya down. ya know?

At times, I feel that I need a big change in my life and the sad thing is, I'm not quite sure what it is I think I need. :(  Dont get me wrong, I'm generally a happy person in my life and I am in NO way saying that my life is  "bad" or anything, in fact, I think I have the best husband in the world, my job is in good shape, I have everything I need and  almost everything I want,  but sometimes, you just need a change of pace.  I feel things are a bit stagnant right now.  I feel like I need to get away.  I feel like I need do something, for lack of a better way to say it, "wild and crazy". You know, switch shit up for awhile.   Marvin and I often toss around the idea of moving away.  Marvin always says, "whats really keeping us here?".  Well, my friends and our jobs.   Sure we could find jobs elsewhere, but my friends would be difficult to just "leave" .  AGAIN!  I've already dealt with that misery before and I'm not sure I want to deal with that again.  But on the other hand, sometimes, it sounds like a great idea to just move somewhere I've been playing with the idea to live for awhile.  Obviously, we're wouldnt make any impulsive decision just move somewhere, but I think I'd really like to spend some more time in the places we've thought about moving to.   

*sigh*  Perhaps this is all part of my annual "spring depression" thing.
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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2008|06:00 pm]
[mood |goodgood]
[music |Qntal]

Happy Birfusday Randall!!! :)   Miss ya!!
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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2008|06:12 pm]
[mood |giddygiddy]
[music |Nox Arcana - Winters Night]

So Marvin and I have these two $75 vouchers for any flight on Midwest before June of 09'.  We're not sure what to do because its still too expensive to fly to Vegas for our annual spring fling there and we're not sure what else to do.  I know, how pathetic.  We've thought of a few options, but even with the $150 off w/ vouchers, Midwest remains so damn expensive for most places we would want to travel.   We'll think of something I guess.  M and I usually go somewhere for vacation every spring.  I'd love to head back to the southwest of course.  Perhaps southern Utah or New Mexico and throw Sedona in there as well.  M has never been to Sedona and I think he would fall in love with the place as I did.  :) 

Next Christmas, we've decided we are going to try something different.  Well sort of.  We'll still be heading to the Rubios in DC for the holidays, but a few days prior, we really want to fly into NY city and shop, go ice skating at Rockafeller etc. and then take a train down to DC for the remainder of the holiday.  Barring any financial difficulties, its a go and I'm thrilled! 

I've actually got about half my Christmas shopping done.  I cant believe it!  I'm never this on top of the holidays.  Strange.  I'm actually excited about it and cant wait to give gifts and spend time with people I love. :)

I've been working out and "somewhat" dieting again for the last few weeks.  I'm so happy to see my clothing already getting too big on me and feeling so much better.  I will once again go on Wellbutrin to help me quit smoking.  I know, this is my 3rd shot at this, but hey, I'm trying!  Perhaps this will be my last bout with this.  I'm SOOOOOO sick and SO over smoking.  I'm tired of the way it makes me feel.  It feels like such a waste of time so often.  I just hope the psychological aspect a few months down the road doesnt get me again. :(  Thats the tricky part.  I'm hopeful I'll get through it this time.  Wish me luck!
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Question.... [Oct. 11th, 2008|04:00 pm]
[mood |okayokay]

About a week ago, my stylist of about 4 years has left the salon I always went to (even before I left for DC) and never told me where she went!  We even talked about this as the salon she worked for was sold to someone else who changed everything!  She swore she would let me know where she went  if she was either let go or left on her own.  Well, I havent heard from her.  boooo..  Granted, she may not have another job right now I suppose. There is another stylist that I was considering going to at the same salon only because I knew she is just as good as Heidi was, but she wants WAY more money.   So needless to say, I'm on the hunt for a new salon and stylist.   

With all that said, does anyone know of a salon in the Milwaukee area that does exceptional color and cuts?  I have been doing lots of research, but its a little overwhelming I guess.  All of the salons that I would even remotely be interested in are either on the east side or downtown.  I dont necessarily mind going all the way down there, but if I can avoid driving all the way down there for a stylist, that would be ideal, although, I have a feeling that's where I'll end up.

Thanks for any help.

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Work/Food/Travel [Aug. 18th, 2008|12:38 pm]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

 I love my new hours at work.  My boss has decided to actually try an idea I gave her.  (I decided to stay at my current workplace, but thats a whole other story) So, I asked if we could try working 10 hour days at 4 days a week instead of the traditional 8 hour/5 day weeks.  She's allowing just my dept in the firm to try this.  Its working beautifully for everyone in my dept for various reasons.  Myself and another co-worker have off every monday and the other two every Friday.  The 10 hours dont really feel like 10 hours because we're so busy.  It helps to with not having to work so much OT.  Why? The only thing I can think of is because we're there so early which allows us to get more work done without distraction from the rest of the firm for a couple of hours.  No phones, emails and people at our desks every 10 minutes.  Its nice to wake up on a monday and not have to go anywhere, unless to run errands etc..  Its actually so much more convenient regarding Dr. appts; one girl can schedule all her pt time college classes on Mondays and another doesnt have to drive from Racine to work once a week.   It was actually a good thing today I had off because my "trusty Camry" decided to have some strange issues that forced me to take it to a mechanic promptly.  It wasnt a huge deal, but it sure was nice not to have to go to work late or not at all for this mishap. I'm not thrilled that it costed me $600+ for the work that had to be done, but if it has to be done, than it does.  

In other news, it looks like Marvin and I will be making to DC for Christmas this year after all.  We basically wrote off the whole idea of going due to high fuel prices and knowing that airfare would be outrageous.  Well, for the airline we usually always fly, it is, but we actually found an excellent deal on another and will be able to go without it breaking the bank.  yay!  Christmas wouldnt be the same if we couldnt go. We've gone every year since 2003 (while we lived out there too of course)  and always look forward to seeing the Rubio family for Christmas and of course so does Marvin. :)  But alas, right after we spent the money on airfare for DC, my car decides to add to the financial woes we were hoping to avoid.  I'mt trying not going to let it get to me though.  Guess I'll have to work more OT. ;)

I have been back into cooking more again lately.  The last few weekends I've been experimenting with different recipes and found some amazing ones.  Some are beautiful the way they are and some are much better with some tweaking.  Last night, we made beef tenderloin  with a rub of dijon mustard, crushed peppercorns and minced garlic, with a creamy, super garlicky white sauce to top it off with.  Holy yum city!  For the side dish, penne and mushrooms in a  sauce reduction of red wine, carrots, onion, celery, butter, tomato paste, thyme, pepper etc..  it was so naughty!  I love trying new recipes!  So much fun!  For whatever reason, its so much harder for me to cook in summer than winter.  I am much more in the mood during fall/winter seasons than any other.  I'm trying to get a jump start I guess. :)

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Soup, holidays and thawing woes.... [Dec. 20th, 2007|05:42 pm]
[mood |geekygeeky]
[music |x-rx - unmoglich erregend]

Last night I met up with Amy for dinner at Casablanca.  They had the most amazing lentil soup evar!!  Now, I'm totally obsessed and need to find a good, spicy, middle eastern style recipe for lentil soup.  I looked on a few websites I swear by for most recipes I must find,  but couldnt quite find what I am looking for. None of them had the lentils pureed as I believe what I had last night was sort of a pureed lentil soup with small pieces of carrot and onion along with wonderful mideast spices.  

Does anyone possibly have or know where I could find such a recipe online? My internet recipe resources usually never fail me, but this time they have. :(  

Unfortunately, all the weight of the ice and snow on the roof is taking a toll on the sun room of our house.  Dry wall in the ceiling is cracking on one spot and water is slowly dripping. Marvin in the last day or two has managed to get on a ladder and shovel off as much snow as he can, but without getting completely on top of the roof (which he will not attempt and dont blame him), its not all going to come off. The drywall in the ceiling can be replaced, but it worries me that while were gone for the holidays, it could move to the house itself.   A few people at work have called in this week due to their leaky ceilings from all the ice and snow.  One womans kitchen is totally destroyed!  She has only half a ceiling in her kitchen right now as the other half collapsed!  Marvin said he's gone into a few houses at work with the same issues.  EEK!!

Tomorrow, I am off to DC with M  to spend Christmas with the Rubio family.  Should be fun as always. Although, I think I will be a bit worried about the house due to above concerns.   I plan on spending an evening with former co-workers while I'm out there.  Should be fun!  

I hope everyone has an excellent holiday! 

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On the heels of quewhy's post... [Dec. 15th, 2007|11:36 am]
[mood |crazycrazy]
[music |SAM]

Is anyone else going to this?  Marvin and I are planning on it. :)


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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2007|08:08 am]
Happy Birfusday Peter!!!  :)
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