Monday, December 17, 2007

Pioneer Woman Rocks

For the last few months I have been following a blog that I just happened upon. Don't even know how I ended up there. I have been enjoying it immensley and just this last week I thought I should take a gander at her archives. OMG! She is hilarious! She is an amazing writer and literally make you laugh out loud whether it is just her writings or photographs. Some of her photos also leave you breathless... she and her husband and their children live on a beautiful ranch and I am telling you the beauty of it could knock you over.... Go check it out!

Confessions of a Pioneer Woman

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I am Truly Blessed

Tonight after spending the evening with friends, I was taking Amy back to her house and I was telling her how this year has been so full of things that one would rather not have to deal with and that I am just wishing I could crawl into a hole and come out after the new year and start fresh. It really has been a rough year. But then after I dropped her off and I was headed home for the night, I really got to thinking. After so many years with just a couple 'local" friends, none of whom I really saw on a regular basis, I finally have some friends that I feel really close to here. Don't get me wrong, I have a few friends who I hold near and dear to my heart and I don't know what I would do without them, especially Dawn, but it is really rough when they live 2000 miles away from you. This evening just really got me to thinking, after complaining and feeling really down about the way the year has gone for me, if it hadn't been for this year, I really don't think I would have Amy and Dara in my life right now. I thought, there is one blessing I have in my life and I really need to lean on that. But then I double checked myself thinking... wait a minute now, you have so many more blessings in your life. A great loving family, a roof over my head, my freedom, God and His gift to us on earth in the form of His Son, my health and so many more things. I need to start thanking God for those blessings more often. With that said, I feel especially blessed tonight in the friendship I have formed with these two really great gals. Thanks Amy and Dara for your friendship and support and for helping me open my eyes and see what I am truly blessed with. You guys are great!

One thing totally off topic... Recently we redid my bathroom and I am so incredibly happy with the outcome that I want to share it with everyone.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Yep, that's what I am, a SLACKER! I haven't posted in a month again. I did so well for awhile. I have been busy but not with anything that I want to give enough thought to, to actually write a post about it. Christmas is not going well for me this year yet. I haven't started my shopping or my cards. I am usually just wrapping everything up by now, maybe having just a few gifts left to buy if any, and my cards would have been out last week. I haven't even started them. I am meeting up with a friend of mine next Sunday afternoon to hopefully get them all done. And I am planning on hitting the stores Monday after work to try to get a bunch of my shopping done. Then a couple friends and I are getting together for dinner and gift exchange on Wednesday so that will be nice and hopefully it will get me in the spirit. It is snowy out, snowed a good share of the day. I love the snow. Looks like it has started up again but it is not coming down too much, just light. I always love the fresh snow before people have walked/shoveled/driven through it. It is so peaceful and soothing. If it wasn't so stinkin cold, I would go out and walk to the mailbox... but it is really cold out and I don't feel like freezing.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Simon sure liked him...

Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep and I caught the re-run of Oprah from earlier in the day. She had some of You Tubes biggest hits on there. I had heard a tiny bit about this guy Paul Potts before. He competed on Britain's Got Talent and he won. Here is why....

I am not one who would ever say I enjoy opera but Oh. My. Goodness. This guy gave me goosebumps and made me cry. I am an emotional person but I don't think music has ever touched me the way this did.

Monday, October 29, 2007

I Now Need a Vacation From my Vacation...

I am so utterly exhausted. I really should be going to bed, but I really wanted to share a couple photos. I adore this kids like you wouldn't believe and I miss them terribly already. I just left there yesterday. We had a great time and I will fill in the details after I have gotten some sleep. Until then, you can enjoy these two cuties.

Judah and Me (Chloe took this picture of us)

Chloe and Me (It's a self portrait)


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Need a Vacation....

...wait, I'm going tomorrow. That's right, I am off to Florida tomorrow for a long weekend away. I really need it too. It has been almost 3 months since I last posted and it has been a stressful 3 months. Two days after my last post we lost another co-worker. All I have to say is CANCER SUCKS!!!! Kathi was a wonderful woman, a friend and a mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer about 4 years ago and fought will all her might to beat it. In the end the cancer won and we lost a wonderful person. We all miss her dearly. Then things went downhill with my cousin. She got back with her loser boyfriend, started doing drugs, left her daughter with my aunt and uncle to take care of and then when they finally tried to get legal guardianship, the little punk took her. For 5 weeks she was in a residential rehab facility and we were hopeful that things would get good again. Nothing ever goes the way we hope it will. Just yesterday we got news that she left with her boyfriend and now we don't know where she or Libby are. I am worried sick about her. We can only do so much but we can always pray. The really ironic thing was that I had a dream about Libby just Monday night. I saw her and I was happy. Now I am just scared... for Libby. If you think about it, send a prayer up for her. She needs all the prayer she can get. Three weeks ago I lost my first grandparent. Grandpa Schwartz had cancer (remember, I said CANCER SUCKS!!!!). There were no services, just the creamation and according to my grandmother I was not invited to come. It's a little hard to describe here but let me tell you, it was very hurtful. To top off the last three months, I just found out this last Saturday, that not only does my other grandfather have bladder cancer but he also has skin cancer.... CANCER SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! I have already lost 3 people to cancer in the last 4 months... I guess I ought to just sit back and ask, who's next. It is a terrible terrible feeling deep in my gut... I am scared...

Like I said... I Need a Vacation.....

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


I was watching the show Just For Laughs tonight and while it wasn't this exact video (these are British police officers, the video I saw tonight was either Canada or the US), this is HILARIOUS!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007


I was just looking over my blog and noticed that I haven't posted about some of the things that have been happening. Things were a little hectic there for a little while. First I will start with the really good news. I have a new baby cousin!!! Aidan became a big brother on July 20th. I haven't seen Liam yet though... My aunts father passed away the day after he was born, I wasn't able to make it to the funeral because of work. My mom and I are planning on going over to see them all in a couple weeks though. I have some pictures but I am having problems getting the downloaded tonight. Try to get some up tomorrow... or soon anyway because he is adorable!

Then there's Libby (for those of you who don't know, Libby is my cousins little girl but I adore her and spoil her like she is my own)... they had a custody hearing a couple weeks ago. J gets visitation on Mondays and on Saturday afternoons as long as arrangements are made ahead of time. I have not talked to my aunt about how things went last Monday and he should have her again tomorrow. I will try to get in touch with my aunt this week. I can't believe that she is going to be 7 months old on Saturday! WOW!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Isn't she lovely, isn't she beautiful...

Okay, I can't help myself, this girl is so beautiful and I don't want to keep that to myself. Here is a picture from this weekend.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

First dips...

Libby made her first visit to Glenwood this week. It is a milestone in our family. We used to spend a whole weekend up there every year... all 13 of us. It was quite the sight. I really miss that and I would like to get some semblance of that started again. Even if it is not all of us. A few of us is betther than none of us. So here is a tiny peek at her first dip in the pool....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

You Go Girl!!!

Anyone who may know me, knows that I am not one to usually step up and voice my opinion. I have always been one to just sit back and let my actions speak for me. I don't know how it works but, it seems to work for me. Most people I meet know where I stand on certain things and I have never spoken up about it... they just know. But I just have to say... I LOVE Elisabeth Hasselbeck. I love that in a line of work where the conservative and religious stances that she takes are very unpopular, she sticks with it and has no shame. She should be an example for other Christians out there to stand up and speak out for what they believe. YOU GO GIRL!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

I'm Off... Again

Well, in a little under 12 hours, I will be on a plane on the way to sunny Florida. It is going to be hot, it is going to be humid, I will probably be miserable, but... I get to see some of my favorite people in the whole world. I can't wait! See you all when I get back!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Hairdo...

Well, I finally got my hair cut. It was driving me crazy... it was so hot and my hair wasn't quite long enough and it wouldn't completely stay pulled up in a ponytail. 100 degrees and hair hanging around my neck just doesn't work well for me. I wanted it cut short, but I don't know that I really wanted it this short. People at work say they like it. I think it is going to take some time to get used to it. What do you think??

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Family and Loss

Wow, it is only Tuesday and this has been a really rough week. It actually started on Friday. I am not going to go into details but there are some things happening with my cousin that are not good. Pray that she either starts making the right decisions in her life so that she can give Libby a good home or she steps away and lets someone else take care of her as their own. That little girl is at an age where she needs a consistent caregiver. My aunt and uncle have been taking care of her for the most part lately. A is hardly ever home and even when she is, she is not the one caring for the baby. My aunt and uncle should not have to raise their grandchild, they should be able to be grandma and grandpa. It is a tough situation that needs a lot of prayer. Libby is a wonderful child who deserves to be raised in a home full of love and care and A does not seem to understand this. Prayer is the only answer to this and having to be patient for these prayers to be answered is really tough.

On Sunday we headed up to my Aunt Linda and Uncle Gary's. They live up in the mountains and we had a mini family reunion. My Uncle Bob was in town from upstate New York and he brought along with him his new girlfriend Fay. We were all there and it was great to see everyone together again. My Uncle Bob just recently (within the last year) split from his ex-wife and we learned a few things about that. We had not seen my uncle in 4 years, which was not unusual as they never came out to visit very often. Turns out that it was mostly becuase his wife didn't like to fly and they would either have to drive or take the train both of which made for a very long trip down here. Anyway, he was here with Fay this last week and we will probably get to see him a lot more often now, possibly even every year. Fay said she would push him on the plane out here. I think I am really going to like her. :) It was a great visit, we sat out on the deck, had lunch, visited and just really caught up with everything happening in eachothers lives. Last night we got to meet up for dinner and a final goodbye before they head back to NY tomorrow. I talked to my uncle and I am probably going get to visit them next spring and I am really excited about it.

On Monday morning, we got some very sad news at work. One of our long time and well respected Lt's passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He will be missed by all. Funeral services are on Thursday afternoon and it will be big. He was known nationwide for his work in law enforcement. It has been a sober couple days around here.

I will try to get some pictures posted tonight.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Isn't She Beautiful

Spent all day Saturday with Libby. I love that girl so much. She is hard to get a picture of though. I am dying to get a picture of her smile, but she gets so serious when you have the camera out. I finally got this shot of her. I will have her all day this Saturday too. Maybe I will get some more pictures then. Here is the beauty queen...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I got to see Libby Jo on Saturday and got this really cute picture of her. I should be with her all day this coming Saturday (and hopefully meet up with my friend L and her son M, he is 19 days younger than Libby) so I hope to have a bunch more pictures then. Here is one for now.


Well, I have been really bad about getting my posts all finished up. I have just been preoccupied with some other things going on. I thought I would get a slideshow together of my pictures from Hawaii. Hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Big Island

Next stop was the town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i. I went on a tour called the Land of Frozen Fire. It was pretty neat. The best thing about it was that there were only 6 of us on the tour (not counting the guide). Our first stop was Lava Tree State Park. It was a place where a bunch of trees were hit by a lava flow. It is a little complicated and I am not sure if I really understand what happened here but it was really pretty there.

We stopped at this hot spring where there is swimming. It was really neat and reminded me in a way of Glenwood Springs. It's not as fancy with the big swimming pool and everything. But there water is heated because it flows right next to the molten lava, the water is about 90 degrees. It think it is really neat how the pool and the ocean just flow together.

Our next stop was MacKenzie State Recreation Area. It was really pretty. I could spend hours there. It is right on the coast and you are at the top of these beautiful lava cliffs, with the waves crashing below. There are no rails so you are able to see it pretty close (at least as close as you feel comfortable). I was maybe a foot and a half from the edge.. it was amazing.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Back to Hawai'i

*** Before I get back to my trip, I thought I would give a quick update on my cousin. She is doing well, I went over yesterday after work and helped her finish up packing. We will start actually moving her out tomorrow afternoon. Don't know how much longer she plans on staying in the apartment, although she has to be out by Thursday. Continue to pray for her, as she has a long rough road ahead of her.***

Alright, where was I? Oh, yes... Kaua'i day 2... My favorite day on that island. I went tubing...The company that did the excursion was Kaua'i Backcountry Adventure. It was so much fun. You tube down these old irrigation ditches that were hand dug in the late 1800's. The 5 tunnels you go through are also dug by hand (no explosives). The ditches bring the water down from Mt. Wai'ale'ale, to the sugar cane fields. It was fun, and I would love to do it again.

Here I am decked out in my stylish helmet complete with flashlight.

One of our guides could have easily been my cousin C's long lost brother. He looked like him and also had the as sense of humor as him. I have to share this with you... The Hawaiian word for appetizer is pupu, the word for beef is pipi, and the word for chicken is moa. So you can have a pipi pupu, and then moa pupu. I am seriously wondering if there is some relation there, it's scary... Here is a picture of him... (he's the one on sitting up on the beam).

After we got out of the water, we went to a little picnic area where we had a snack and there was a little swimming hole we could get in if we wanted to. It was pretty.

We sailed out of Kaua'i early that afternoon. We sailed past the Napali coast (the north shore of Kaua'i). It is absolutely gorgeous.

While we were sailing along the coast, they told us to keep an eye out for whales as they had spotted a couple out ahead of us. (I was there right at the end of the migration period for the humpback whales). Unfortunately, I did not spot any, but I hope to go over there again so I could see some.

Well, that is all for Kaua'i. I will continue with it soon (possibly tomorrow)... Next stop, Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Quick Detour ...

I need to make a short detour from reliving my vacation. Although I would much rather stay on the vacation subject. This last week has been a little tough and I need to ask for some prayer. First off, my cousin A... her boyfriend was arrested Monday night for domestic violence. A is doing ok and the baby is safe. J is still in jail, and the earliest he will probably be able to get out is May 29. And I am not sure he will get out then. Please pray for A, that she will stay strong and resist any urges she may have to go back to him (as many domestic violence victims do). Pray that she will see that she can raise that beautiful little girl of hers without him. That she will lean on the family for support.

Also, please pray for my grandfather. We just found out that he has bladder cancer, and according to what my parents told me, it is aggressive. Pray that the treatments the doctors have put together will work, that God will work a miracle. It seems as though I have a lot of people in my life lately who are dying or getting sick. We tragically lost our children's ministry director at our church to a massive heart attack, 2 coworkers are very ill with cancer (neither are doing well at all and I would not be surprised if they did not make it through the year), my grandfather on my mom's side (actually my mom's step-dad) has cancer and I am not sure how he has been doing, but the last I heard, it was not good. I am almost afraid to ask. And now my dad's dad... this is the hardest one of all. I have been very lucky that I still have all my grandparents. And now I have 2, who are very ill.

So pray for these things. Hopefully I can continue my revisit to my vacation either this weekend or early next week. I will probably be helping my cousin pack up and move out of her apartment for at least part of the weekend.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Kaua'i Day 1 April 30th

Sorry it took me a few days to get to continue on my trip. I have been exhausted all week, never thought jetlag would knock me out this bad, especially when it is only a 4 hour difference.

Our first stop was on the island of Kaua'i, the Garden Isle. It is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and has no live volcano on it. The wettest spot in the world is here on the island, on Mt. Wai'ale'ale, this stop receives between 450 and 500 inches of rain a year.

We were lucky enough to spend about 2 days on the island.
The first day, I took a trip to Waimea Canyon. It is called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It does resemble the Grand Canyon but it's not as big. It was really pretty though.

On our way back from the canyon, we stopped at the shore where there were some blowholes, where the sea is pushed up through lava tubes. It really is pretty.

We spotted a sea turtle popping his head up in the surf, but I didn't get any pictures of him. At the spot with blowholes, I was able to get a picture that shows you how many chickens run wild on the island. When Hurricaine Iniki came through the islands in 1992, it destroyed a chicken farm on Kaua'i releasing the chickens which have run wild since.

We made a couple other stops along the way, and then back to the ship. Ready for day 2 in Kaua'i.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Honolulu April 28th and 29th

Okay, so I didn't get into Honolulu until about 8:30 on Saturday night but I was traveling a good share of the day so I am going to count it. I got in, rented my car and made my way to the hotel. I stayed at the Aqua Palms and Spa. It is not on the beach but it is definately within walking distance. Parking was $15 a day so I would probably not suggest it if you will have a car and stay there for an extended period of time, but the room rate that I got (AAA rate) was really great, at lesst than $100, you can't ask for much more in Honolulu. I had a great nights sleep (thanks to a really comfy bed) and when I got up I stepped out onto the balcony and much to my surprise, I was able to see both Diamond Head and the beach.

I took my time getting ready and then headed out to Pearl Harbor. At the USS Arizona memorial, they had a small museum and gift shop. You then go in and see a short film about the history of Pearl Harbor and the attack on December 7th. Then you take the shuttle boat out to the memorial. It is really pretty and calm out there, even with all the people.

I then headed off to the ship to set sail for the rest of the islands. They had a sailing away party with Hula dancers and music and also leis and a barbecue on the pool deck.

We said Aloha to Honolulu about 8:00 and headed off for Kaua'i. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Made it Home...

Well, after a very long night of traveling, I finally made it back to Denver about 11:30 am on Monday. It is now almost 1am on Tuesday, and I just now got my pictures loaded onto the computer. I would try to get a post started but I have to be up for work... not looking forward to it and I will have my pictures from my waterproof cameras when I get a chance to sit down to do a post tomorrow night. It might take me a couple days to get it all out but I will do my best. Until then... Aloha.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Aloha, Colorado! Aloha, Hawaii!!

Well, in about 13 hours, I will be taking off headed for Hawaii!!! I still can't believe I am actually going. It's just so surreal. I have always wanted to go, but I really don't think I thought it would actually happen... But here I am, finishing up some things tonight before I head to bed. I will get up and finish last minute things in the morning before leaving for the airport. I doubt I will have a chance to update while I am gone, but I will definately post when I get back with pictures. Until then... ALOHA!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Well, I meant to write this post a week ago but time got away from me. My lunch with A was nice. I think it is definately a step in the right direction to heal our relationship. Oh, and can I just say, Libby Jo is the cutest little baby girl. I miss her... I am hoping to try to make our lunches at least a monthly thing... that is until A leaves for the military and wherever that may take her... I only wish that we were closer before she was making this big change. There are still some things pending with her and I am still going to ask everyone to pray for her to make the right choices in the next few months.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's Getting Closer

Wow... I can't believe that in less than 2 weeks I will be in Hawaii!  It just seems so unreal to me.  I really need to start giving some thought to what I am going to take with me and such.  I want to pack as lightly as possible as I will have no one to help me lug my bags around the airport.  I need to call the airline to check on somethings for my flights, I need to figure out how much money I will have to spend while I am there.  I feel like there are another million things I need to do before I go but right now I can't think of them.  I should start making a list... In the meantime, I need to get some sleep.  Goodnight!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Something to try

Okay, here's what you do...

Go to Google.
Click on maps
Click on Get Directions
From New York, New York
To Paris, France
Read line 23....

I saw this and I had to see what it said.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy Happy Easter (a Little Late)

Hope everyone had a very happy Easter! Mine was very good. After church Sunday morning, we went to my grandparents for lunch. The whole family was there (eventually). Everyone except my cousins A and J were there for lunch. A made it a bit later in the afternoon, and she brought Libby Jo (see previous post for pictures of the cutie), and J had to work so he didn't show up until later in the evening, but it was really nice to be able to see him again. We don't get to see eachother very often, so it is always nice when we get the chance. Seeing A was really great. Our relationship has been very strained for the last few years. Libby Jo was born in January (until Sunday, I had only seen her once) and I hadn't seen A since Thanksgiving. She and I got a chance to have casual conversation, which is much more than we have had in a few years. I think we really made a jump when she suggested that we have lunch this week (I work only a couple blocks from where she lives). So we (A, Libby Jo and I) have a lunch date on Wednesday and I am really looking forward to it. Also, I am finally working on getting all 5 of us grandkids (and the new great grandbaby) together for a portrait. There is a bit of a scheduling challenge (it's either in the next 2 weeks or not until the end of August) but we will eventually get it together. I hope to get a nice print from this, have it framed and give it to our grandparents for Christmas. I am going to end this post now, with a couple prayer requests. First my cousin J is having surgery on his shoulder in a couple weeks, please pray that his shoulder can be fixed and that he will have fast healing. Also, A is facing some life changing decisions in the next 6 weeks or so. Pray that she will choose the right path and that those of us who love her can help and support her through these changes.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Libby Jo

Just got some pictures today of Libby... Wanted to share them.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pray for little Brea

Recently I have found a website of a family that brought their daughter Brea home from China about 6 months ago. This darling little girl became very ill and has been in the hospital since February. The family lives in Louisiana but Brea has been in Arakansas Childrens Hospital in the Cardio Vascular ICU for quite sometime. They have truly relied on God to take care of this precious child through many ups and downs. Today, she received a new heart and so far has been doing well. I just want to reach out to anyone who may stumble across this blog and ask you to pray. For Brea, her family, her doctors and the family who lost a child so that Brea could received her new heart.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!

This is what it has been doing all day....

I was laying in bed this morning trying to wake up and hear the weatherman say that there is 6-7 inches of snow on the ground and I literally said... "Seven inches, are you kidding me!?"
Actually this isn't all that abnormal for March here. March is actually on average our snowiest month of the year and so far this March, we had only had 2 inches of snow on the ground (average is a little over 11 inches) which actually fell the night of Feb 28. So we technically had not had any snow this month. Here we are the end of the month... and I thought maybe we got lucky this year. Yeah right. It is supposed to be snowy/rainy through tomorrow. Not looking forward to having to brush my car off again in the morning. I do have to say... at least the roads weren't icy today. We'll see what they are like in the morning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Do You Think They Do This At Home?

Alright, I am ready to pull my hair out of my head... You see, I work in an office that is dominated by men. I workin in the office with 2 other women and then there is my boss. He drinks a lot of coffee which in and of itself is normal. However, when he doesn't finish his cup, instead of walking down the hall to the bathroom sink or even the drinking fountain, he dumps it in his trashcan! Anyway, back to the story, we process a lot of paperwork through our office which is important and we have to keep it all on file or it could cause a lot of problems. I won't go into a lot of details, but yesterday one of our files was removed from the office and it should have been returned to us. This afternoon, we realized that it had never been returned. Off I went to track it down. I talked to the person who had taken it from the office and she told me that she didn't realize we needed it back because "they were just copies." Anyway, she had passed it on to someone else and she didn't know where they were. She got hold of him and he said he THREW THEM IN THE TRASH!!!! I just about exploded when I heard this. Fortunately, the janitorial service is pretty bad and they had not emptied the trash cans in the office. We pull out the trash can and sure enough... there's our paperwork... DRIPPING WITH COFFEE!!!! To top it all off, this is not the first time we have found paperwork in the trash covered with coffee. My question is where did they ever get the idea that this was okay and do they do this at home?!? My goodness...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Things to do...

I made my reservations for my shore excursions on my Hawaiian cruise. I am really excited about them too. In Kauai, the first day, I am going Tubing on the Hanamaulu Ditch system an then the second day, I will be going to Waimea Canyon (the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"). In Hilo, I will be taking a tour of an area that was destroyed by a lava flow in 1990. The stop in Kona, I will be renting a car for the day and get to drive around and see some of the sights on my own and probably spend some time just sitting on the beach. Maui is the one I am really looking forward to. First, I will be snorkeling at Molokini Crater. Hopefully I will get to see some sea turtles. Then the second day in Maui, will be a really early morning. I will be up at 3:30am on my way to the top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano where I will get to watch the sunrise. Then the rest of the day will be on my own and I will probably be taking some time to nap that day. So, just a little over a month to go and I will be off to paradise. I have already started to give some thought to what I want to do next year. I would really like to make it to Europe (Paris/London) but I am seriously considering taking a couple of small trips and driving around some areas of the country where I have never gotten to see. I have lots of time to consider those plans.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday's Feast

Haven't feasted for awhile so I thought I would partake this week. Will try
to get a regular post up soon.

What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be

I try to be in bed by 10:30, but rarely am I asleep before 11:30, although
lately it has been 1am or later. Not a good thing. I really should be
asleep by 10:30.

When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?

I give more.

Describe a memorable meal you've had.

That would have to be the dinner I had the night of my Junior prom. Most
people would cringe at this, but I had a candlelit dinner with my boyfriend,
which was prepared by my grandmother (my whole family, and his mother, were
in the house at the time too). It was really special.

Main Course
Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.

I don't do a lot of thinking and analyzing when I read. Nothing really
stands out in my mind.

What is your favorite type of fruit juice?

I regularly drink apple juice, but I really like pear juice and Mango.

Friday, February 23, 2007


So what I thought would not be happening... is actually happening!!! I am so excited. I got a steal on a Hawaiian islands cruise in addition to the steal on airfare to Honolulu!!! I leave for Honolulu on April 28th and after 7 nights cruising around the Hawaiian islands, I will be back home on May 7th! I can't believe it! My travel agent was even in awe at the prices I found.