Friday, August 24, 2007

Right Now

Right now it's 12:24 am. I should be sleeping, but right now I'm rethinking my 4pm Starbucks jaunt. Right now I'm realizing that my body can't process things like caffeine the way it used to and maybe this is a sign of my growing older. Right now, I'm wishing I wasn't feeling so scatter brained and could actually sit and get these thoughts whirling through my head gathered into one place and do something productive with them. (Besides writing this blog). Right now I'm feeling very puffy and bloated from dinner, yep hit the drive though, a big no no the night before Weight Watchers. More proof of my body not being able to process things the way it used to. Right now, I'm thinking maybe it wasn't the best idea to take a second water pill for the day (for my high blood pressure, hmmm another sign perhaps) to relieve this horrible swollen puffy feeling I have from my head to my toes, because I'll probably not sleep well (if I can ever get to sleep in the first place) because I'll be up running to the potty all night. Right now, Amber is laying on the floor like the Queen of Sheba, demanding attention from Nova in the best way she knows how, while he's sitting chewing on my shoelace, blatantly ignoring her purrs. Right now, Kinsey is camped out in the bedroom, even she knows it's past bed time. Right now, I'm looking around my apartment, in dire need of a deep cleaning, and feeling it's cluttered and somewhat chaotic, but I'm not inspired or motivated enough to do anything about it at this moment. Right now my foot is itching like crazy from where I've gotten bug bites from evening walks with Kinsey in the wet grass. Right now I'm yawning, could the Valerian be kicking in, finally? Maybe I'll make it to sleep soon after all. Right now I'm wondering if "right now" is just so boring in the grand scheme of things that it's making me yawn? Right now I'm thinking I'm going to putter around online till I'm ready to drift off to sleep.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Please Excuse Me From Class..

My dog ate my lunch bag... no seriously, almost the whole thing. Kinsey munched her way through the remnants of my lunch while I was in the shower tonight. 1 Whole plum (yep pit and all) 2 Blow Pops (trying not to smoke dontchaknow?) and a half a baggie of Kashi cereal. I managed to catch her before she dove into my crystal light to go packs (that would have been messy). And where does she consume all my lunch goodies?? Why on my bed of course. Time to change the bed, yet again. Crazy little monster. But I love her to bits. When it comes to her continuously chomping on things, she's all Lab!

On a good note, Craig is on his way home early. Sadly it's not because of good circumstances, but at least I'll have my honey home soon! I've missed him terribly!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

So far today...

Today has been another one of those few and far between yet oh so perfect days. I woke up early, after being up pretty late last night. Had my required morning cups of coffee (3 to be exact)
and went about scrapping.

I ended up making a little ham for dinner with some mac-n-cheese. It was such an awesome day, quiet, rainy, cool. While the ham cooked, I spent the afternoon sitting in complete silence, out on my patio, reading Eat, Pray, Love Wonderful book, I highly recommend it! I did have a sad moment in my day, well actually during this past week. One night I came home from work and had Kinsey out for our evening walk, when I got to the side of my building, I found that the landscapers had taken down a bunch of the trees on the side of my building. I have no idea why, they were perfectly healthy, not too close to the building. It just made me sad. So I took some pictures of the remains, and plan to scrap them later tonight or tomorrow.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Slow Blog Week For Me

Things have been a little hectic this week. We've finally after 8 years of my reasoning (begging) at work gotten some lab equipment. So now I can make glasses on site. Since I haven't touched any lab work at all in 8 years, it's a lot of recalling everything that I'd learned way back when. Overall I'm really quite thrilled about it though! The work situation with Margret has reached a critical point. She was a no show again yesterday, after her sister in essence didn't feel it was important for her to come to work. I don't even want to recall the details right now, but in essence, we need at least one new person. As her friend I feel bad that she's going through all of this in her personal life, though I still feel that she brings so much of it on herself. As her boss, I can't take it anymore, time to find some new blood, her behavior is totally unacceptable. Today (my day off) I have to go into work for a couple of hours to run through any lab work. I can use the overtime, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much. Then it's off to get my "chicken pickers" (acrylic nails) soaked off and a manicure. My pretty nails + lab work = bad, bad things that could happen to poor defenseless optical lenses. Then it's hitting the food store, cleaning up the apartment, and scrapping! Hopefully I'll perk up a little soon, and be ready for the day!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Not My Best Work

But it makes me happy no less!

It's Official

As of today I am a student again, a first time college student at the ripe old age of 34. I still have to buy my books for my English class, (the bookstore was out of them) but I'm registered and well on my way. Honestly I'm still a little bit stunned by all of this, just a few months ago, I really would never have imagined I'd actually be going back to school. Crazy, just crazy! But I'm really feeling good about it. Not to mention I get to buy school supplies, and well, I LOVE me some school supplies! Good times there!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Not So Typical Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings for me usually consist of the early morning phone call from Craig, then puttering around all grumpy, until I've had enough coffee to make me human again (a big change from the groggy monster that I wake up as). This morning, Craig is in Canada, after a l-o-n-g troubled road trip there, that included spending the night on the side of the road with a busted up boat trailer. I actually slept well last night, So I wasn't such a Grumpelstilskin when I woke up this morning. I'm not feeling great (sore throat, ear keeps popping) but all in all it's a good morning. Friday night, after years of bad sleep. I went to my favorite local health food store and bought some Valerian to help me sleep. It actually seems to work! I took it last night around 8:30 and was sound asleep by 10. Now that's impressive!

Lala, P-Dub and their friend Kat came up yesterday after work for SJPPD at Cooper River Park. It was cool, I was (I think we all were) hoping for a bit more, but perhaps next year, as word gets out about the day. It was really just nice to spend the day out with friends in the absolutely gorgeous weather.

Today, I'm hoping to get some crafty time in, I've gotta do more math review for my test tomorrow, but I also hope to be able to get in some reading. Yesterday, my friendly Mail person (they put up with Kinsey snatching the mail through the mail slot, and tearing it about, so they've gotta be friendly right??) delivered my most recent order from

so I'm now well stocked in fresh books, that I can't wait to get into.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pouting With a Fully Extended Boo Boo Lip

I'm sad and blue this afternoon. Craig is leaving for his annual Canada fishing trip with his dad today. I'm glad he gets to go, gets some time off and is able to really take the time to do what he loves, but I just hate it when he's not around. Miss him SOOOO much! I love him with all that I am :o)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tired Tuesday

I always strongly dislike going back to work on Tuesdays. Not only do I just really want more time off, but I can never seem to get motivated until at least Wednesday. So I tend to futz around feeling restless all day. I get my work done, but it's always a drag. Today, well, more of a drag. I'm tired, feeling puffy, and I have to get back to studying algebra for next weeks test. I got my new camera, and I'm quite happy with it, I've gotta play around a bit and figure out all the bells and whistles, but I'm sure I'll have some pics to post in the next few days. Off I go to hit the shower then the books!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Schploggin' Like a loon today

I seriously think that I've let almost 2 years of pent up creativity out in the last 2 days!

Out of My Rut :o)

My layouts so far today :o)

Sunday Morning Silence

I woke up way earlier than planned this morning. I had hopes of sleeping in until at least 9 or 10. But at 7am my eyes popped open (with a little help from Kinsey nudging me to go out) and I'm so glad that they did. It's a glorious morning here in NJ! In the midst of August and sweltering heat, we have a gorgeous morning. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, the temperatures are cool. I have my windows wide open, fans going, taking in as much cool fresh air as possible before it heats up again outside. Kinsey's out back as I type, with her nose in the air chasing bugs, waiting for the little Pomeranian next door to come out and play with her. I'm here with my big old cup-o-joe, listening to nothing but the sound of the fan whirling, the clock ticking and nature outside my door. Truly Lovely! Every day should start like this!

I have big plans for being crafty today. My plans started last night, on the way home I stopped at JoAnn's and picked up some cotton canvas fabric (Inspired by Lala's trip here last weekend). I got some really cool, quite happy fabric to make bags with. Started mine last night, just have to finish sewing the lining in :o) It makes me so happy when I look at these!

Other things that have my all sorts of joyous right now are
Butterflies, because they always make me happy!
of course! I'm just in LOVE with this little pip of a car!! The Toyota Yaris! And the fact that I should be getting my camera on Tuesday!! Can't wait!

After today, life will go on as usual. I'll have to start studying again, because yesterday I received my acceptance letter from the College for the fall semester in the Ophthalmic Science program! I'll be going on Monday 8/13 to take the placement tests :O) I'm off to enjoy today!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Oh Happy Day!

I love Thursday's. Mostly because it's my Friday, I'll have a glorious day off tomorrow, much on my to do list, but that's okay, because work isn't one of those things. Today was also a good day because it was a payday, though I can kiss that cashola goodbye because rent is due. I did however treat myself to a little gift today. A happy early Birthday to me, and congrats on my graduation gift (so what if I need 2 reasons to justify spending money on myself). I got myself a Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera at a rockin' price no less :o) I can't wait until it gets here! I've been dying for a new digi cam for a long time now.
I took a couple more pictures today, some hydrangeas and a yechy cicada shell. With my day off tomorrow, we'll see what new and exciting things I can find! On that note I'm off to bed early for once!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Today was a ridiculously long day at work. I had a horrible time sleeping last night, so I was groggy as all get out through the 11 hour day. I'm ready for the sweet surrender of sleep. Since I've not actually been able to get all crafty yet, I've started taking pictures of just everyday things. I'm hoping to get more inspiration from them!