Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dr Love's Challenges

Dr Love is challenging us to "spread the love" here we go!

I would love to hear about some nice LOVE stories from everyone....pick out something special that took you by surprise. 

Heck you can even tell us the anti-LOVE story, you know the one, the one that went totally wrong, but ended up in a nice make up story.

My Mr Man from rare time to time can surprise me.  Yes, I was with him when he bought my engagement ring.  He was getting aggravated because I wouldn't come over to the case and help him in his selection.  I said "well if I thought you were serious, I'd help you in a skinny minute" and his reply was "I AM SERIOUS"...................

He of course tried to go for the larger stone, I said NO, and picked out a nice 1/2 carat, you know, just for everyday wear.

When he picked up the ring (from being sized) we made dinner plans at our favorite restaurant, dressed nicely, sitting across from each other, candle lit on the table, cozy.  The waitress took our drink order and all of a sudden Tom says (while patting down his pockets)..........


"I left my cigarettes in the truck, I'll be right back!"


OK, go get your cigs man.

I can see him as he's coming in the restaurant, and I'm paying no particular attention to him.

As he reaches the table he pulls from behind him 24 white roses!

I am totally shocked!  He's never brought me flowers (unless he was in the dog house!).....and further more, where the hell where they hiding?  I didn't smell them, or see them at all before!!!

He was so proud of himself for pulling that one off.  It seems that on his way home, he had stopped to get them, snuck them into the bed of the truck (we have a flat cover on it) before ever coming in the house!

There I sat with 2 dozen white roses and the waiter asked "special occassion?" and Tom said "I hope so, I just asked her to marry me!"  Even though we were pretty much regulars at at this restaurant, the waiter was cautious before offering congrats, saying "well, I hope you got the answer you wanted".

So do I...........................

Baby, Baby - Amy Grant

Baby, baby, I'm taken with the notion
To love you with the sweetest of devotion
Baby, baby, my tender love will flow from
The bluest sky to the deepest ocean
Stop for a minute
Baby, I'm so glad you're mine, yeah
You're mine

Baby, baby, the stars are shinin' for you
And just like me, I'm sure that they adore you
Baby, baby, go walkin' through the forest
The birds above a-singin' you a chorus
Stop for a minute
Baby, they're so glad you're mine, oh yeah

And ever since the day
You put my heart in motion
Baby, I realize that there's
Just no getting over you

Baby, baby, in any kind of weather
I'm here for you always and forever
Baby, baby, no muscle man could sever
My love for you is true and it will never
Stop for a minute
Baby, I'm so glad you're mine

And ever since the day
You put my heart in motion
Baby, I realize
There's no getting over you

And ever since the day
You put my heart in motion
Baby, I realize that there's
Just no getting over you
Over you

Baby, baby, always and forever
Baby, I'm so glad
Here for you, baby
I'm so glad you're mine
Baby, I'm so glad

When I think about you, it makes me smile
Baby, baby, be mine
Baby, I'm so glad
Don't stop giving love
Don't stop, no
Baby, I'm so glad that you're mine
Baby, I'm so glad

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Some things should not be seen!

Highs today of 53.  A difference from yesterday....was about 63-65 and windy with lots of sunshine.  Today is nice, very nice.  I'm told that tonight that will change and Monday / Tuesday will be back to January weather.  Geesh.  One day I'm flip I'm socks n shoes. 

My houseguest / traveling friend should be showing up by dark today.  She's on her way from the frozen tundra of Maryland.  She has learned a lesson that she had quickly forgot....all Southern Belle's cannot handle cold weather!  Back to the warmth of the good ol South!! 

Hubby amazes me.......we were childless last night.  That's a rare thing.  You would have thought know...things would be different.  He had a couple of cocktails, and finally about 11:30pm (tired of waiting) I said "let's pop in a movie" so we watched "Taxi".

At 1:30am when it was over, Tom reached over, grabbed the leather couch cushion and I heard a "rip" and I yelled!

Oooops, guess that killed any mood he may have been thinking.  He did say to me this morning "I even took a 'magic pill'...." and I replied "you know that WON'T work right when you're drinking"....he said "well when you yelled it upset me".

Hmmmmm I lost out on a little nookie and saved my leather couch from damage.....   Oh well, just my luck!

I was in the CVS buying candles on Friday for the birthday cake.  As I was in line, I observed a very nice looking, older couple (eh late 60's) making their last minute choices before committing to the check out line.  She was holding 2 thin novels; he was purusing the candy/mints display and holding..............



a tube of KY Jelly with aloe.

Talk about a bad vision now burned in my mind!

Some things should NOT be publicly displayed as such.

All I can say is Good for Granny & Good for Gramps!  Maybe they still got it going on!

Even if I don't........................


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Chili today.....

OK .... I'm blaming my journaling troubles on I.E. 7 and this 9.0vr of aol's.  As soon as I can find my patience, I'm going back to 9.0se.

Ya see....I can't Add Pictures.

Everything is slowing down.

And I've gotten kicked off.

This didn't happen till 9.0vr & i.e.7.  Even my guru doesn't like either one and this is a person who tests for aol !!!  Even complains about this same thing and went back to 9.0e.

Anywho, if this posts, HI Y'ALL!

Miss T is steadily preparing for her dance solo for the upcoming competition.  It's looking great.  She is soooooo nervous. 

Tom talked to his dad last night and "the Don" actually told him he was "proud of the way he behaved" while we were there for Christmas.  This stemmed from last year's incident where Mr Man "over indulged" several times in his alcohol consumption, no matter who warned him.  So imagine the surprise this year when Tom curbed his intake.  Shocking!

Remember?  I've told you about the "tommyknocker" drinks.  The ones the family makes fun of.  One of his equals about 3 normals.

There's not too much else to report.  We're having a birthday lunch at Longhorn tomorrow for the crazy co-worker - she turned 50! last Friday!  Da big one!   Hey, I'm all for free food.

Bossman's birthday is next....more food!  By then da wife is s'pozed to be gone, yeah, like I believe that!  She's gonna somehow weezle around leaving.  But remember he gave her 30 day notice and I've got it marked on MY calendar!  If he doesn't hold to this one, I'm putting up my hands and saying "talk to the hand" cause I don't wanna hear anymore noise.

It's finally turning cold be in the 20's tonight.  Windchills in the teens in the morn.  (Is it March yet???)  I'll bet my pool water is just right for chillin beer. 

Hey -- that's a great idea!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Does this thing work?

Tried to add an entry last night....never would accept.  So here we go again....oh well it won't let me upload the pictures....geesh.  The stars are lined up against me!

Now let's see if I can hit "save" and it work....

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Open Ride and Life

Now that I have these 2 computers networked together, I've downloaded AOL's Open Ride.  It's not bad.  But for some reason it won't import my favorites or let me add any to it....guess my fingers aren't pushing the right buttons. 

But hey, Click on the Heart; add to favorites; add to favorite folder....waiting, waiting.


I "emailed" my Journal Links to myself hoping that I could just "drag" them over somewhere or click and link.  I'm so impatient with things like this.

Anyone else using Open Ride?

Anyway.  I'll run that by my guru friend later.  She LOVES open ride.

I may go back to the regular guy's AOL lol!!!!

Mr Man wants to get away, without child.  I would have run down to Myrtle Beach tonight only my Mom has a virus and is barfing;  Tara won't stay with Nanny (she's too old!) and her friends are busy.  Next weekend.......maybe.

We need some time together, just us.  Adult fun and not just sex either.  Hmmm, funny, I remember that word, sex, vaguely.  LOL.  We need adult conversation, time alone without Miss T saying "let's go here and there and do and don't"....geeesh.

Today we did go out for a couple of hours, alone.  Miss T stayed at Nanny's while Tom & I went to lunch at O'Charley's then to Sam's and Walmart.

Bought a new toaster oven with a rotisserie.  Last year I burned the old one up when I put 2 cookies in it.  I mean litterally ON FIRE.  Tossed it out the back door onto the porch still in flames!  Smoke everywhere.

My houseguest left on Friday to head into Virginia, just meandering along the coast.  No real plans except to meet up with a friend in Maryland for about 5 days.  Must be nice!  She works via internet so it doesn't matter where she is, she can stop and make a couple benny's consulting.

I need to meander......vacation......under a palm tree in a hammock somewhere.  Just the sound of the surf inthe background.


MybestestfriendinthewholewideworldCindilouwho as got herself a full time job locally!  YAYAYAYAYAY!  Thanks to me!  My aunt called to see if I knew someone and just so happens I did!  AND it's in the boat industry right where Cindy will feel at home - office managing.  BUT she has a scratched cornea which became infected this week - took off to the eye doc for antibiotics.  She'll start the new job on Wednesday, that's when the Doc said she'd be able to go back to work and drive safely. 


I put low-lights in my hair this week....I'm not sure I like them as well as I did the total blonde.  I'm thinking I'll go back and have her lighten it up a bit.

Wow....that's it for my boring entry!  Sorry for yawning y'all!

Thursday, January 18, 2007


It's raining - and cold!  Threats of ice on the road.  Some school systems were on a 2 hr delay, but not ours,  Much to Miss T's disappointment.

She's at it again - not wanting to eat breakfast.  Tom's yelling at her because something tipped over......makes for a great morning.  Then he comes home from taking her to school, yanks open the fridge door and SPLAT! goes the eggs............

......lovely.  I told him I should have yelled at him too for that, just like he did her, there was not much difference in the two except HE'S the ADULT.   What a great way to start the day.

I'm getting ready to take names and kick arses!

Home DSL is burping......seems the little spitz of power surges in the phone line keeps knocking it off.   Have to reboot the modem and sometimes undo the router and plug one computer directly into the modem.  PITA!

Bellsouth said all should be repaired as of yesterday (Wednesday) but I didn't even check it out. 

Bossman and wife are at it still......I smell a d-i-v-o-r-c-e and soon would be nice.  She's just a B...........  She won't even take him to his colonoscopy appt tomorrow here IN TOWN.  It's all about the money and Me me me me me me me.

I work and live in Dramaville...............

Monday, January 15, 2007

Home DSL Kaput!

My home DSL is on the fritz!

Yesterday they said "there is an outage in your area" try later.....

4 hours later........

8 hours later........

16 hours later......

24 hours later I called the provider  (bellsouth, same as phone) from work....No reported outages.  Yet no one is ONLINE at my home.....

Yes, I've reset EVERYTHING and as a matter of fact my computer guru is at my home "on vacation", and even SHE can't get it working. 

We'll try again after dinner!

The Christmas stuff is finally back in its little areas, the "toy room" is getting arranged and re-arranged.  I've sorted thru some of Miss T's Barbie things and Polly Pockets and organized that mess.

So what does she do?

She pulls out the Barbie houses we have left and the dolls.....and begins to play with them..

I thought she was moving BEYOND this.......

Oh well.......

I'm in the process of networking my 2 home computers together, wireless.  Once that's done, I have a "fix-it" program that I will use to clean up the one at work...I'll be smooth sailing again!!

Hey Lisa in KY!!  I needa address to send you the Junie B Jones books.

Love y'all!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Lexophile Friday

For all the Lexophile's (Lover's of Words) out there:
1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
7. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
8. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
9. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
10. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
11. Local Area Network in Australia: The LAN down under.
12. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
13. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
14. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
15. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
16. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
17. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
18. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
19. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
20. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
21. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
22. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
Note: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Donations Anyone?


A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on I-35 south, just outside of St. Paul.

Nothing is moving north or south.

Suddenly a man knocks on his window.

The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What happened? What's the hold up?"

"Terrorists have kidnaped Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and John Kerry. They are asking for a $100 million ransom.
Otherwise, they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."

The driver asks, "On average how much is everyone giving?"

"About a gallon"

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Over the Hump Day?


Mr Man shows up at 4:30pm on Monday.  "Sorry" of course.  The "reason" for his the Giants' loss.

Come on give me a break!

Miss T gave him what for!  Said to him "those drugs are gonna kill you" and "who you are is determined by what you do".  WOW...said she got that one off a poster in her teacher's room.  She even told him she does not trust him.  Then she asked me "why did you marry him?".

Now he's got a terrible cough.  Hmmmmmm, wonder why?


I had dinner with my friend, Sha, last night, for our 'farewell' meal.  Only when I got there things seemed different.  She had a tall Mojito and cigarettes - she was clearly dumbfounded by something.  She had received a call.  It seems the X-boyfriend may be willing to commit afterall.   She's packed, she's still moving, but to where?  The monkey has thrown in a wrench!  To be continued....again............


The bestestfriendinthewholewideworldCindilouwho has accepted a management job here in the local town.  She claims to be put - staying home near family and friends.  No more running after pipe dreams and woulda shoulda been's.  If this new old boyfriend doesn't work out,............. oh I've heard this one before!  I live in Dramaville!


Anyone ever heard of the IPA?  International Profit Associates, Inc. in Illinois.  What a bunch of scam artists.  One of their outside sales associates was in our area on Monday and stopped by the office.  Said their company was in the business of making YOUR business more profitable.  HA! 

Better Business Bureau has 400+ complaints against this company.  Their founders are criminals (, disbarred attorneys.

One of the "analysts" came to the office today.  Bossman met with him for a few minutes then turned him over to me saying that I had some concerns about their company.  Then bossman left the office (gee thanks).

"Analyst" was sly....he hooked up his laptop in our spare office and got out his intake sheet.....he answered my questions and addressed my concerns.  He wanted 5 years of corporate and personal tax returns.  NO!  Our CPA would not allow the release of those documents without being present himself.  =)  When I questioned how they thought they could better my boss's business (a self-made millionaire who worked his way through college and is only 44 years old who is a stickler for getting the best product for the best buck and can single handedly quote a house price within a $100) he began to pack up his equipment.

But he still wouldn't quit.  Said he'd be back about 2pm when bossman would be back.  Fine.  He did and we talked more.  I told him I was curious.....I didn't think they had a strategy for us that we haven't already thought of and put into place.

The "analyst" said 'obviously you have a background in accounting', I said "no, it's actually a legal background, I am a paralegal".  (I just happen to be crunching books these past 7 years and have for 20+.)

Finally I signed a piece of paper saying NO DEAL - NOT INTERESTED - NO FEE that he promptly faxed to his boss.

The nerve.......they wanted to see the bottom dollar of each of our entities so that they could gauge their own profit.  Not on my time, no thank you.  You see, it's borderline long as they "ask" and you "allow" they have the loophole;  you willingly gave them the ammo. 

Not in my town pardner!

I'm not paid enough to deal with these kinds of jerks.

(Sniff, sniff) It's off to the shower for me!  Nite all!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Signs, Signs everywhere SIGNS!

Thank you for a slap back to my senses!

Sometimes you want "confirmation" of your thoughts, actions, etc.  Yes, I agree that "taking chances" is what life is all about (not the Hokey Pokey as we've all been misinformed). 

Maybe I was in a dream state of mind....looking for a perfect world. 


Hubby went to watch his NY Football Giants LOSE yesterday, and is not yet home (Noon Monday).  Yes, he's "celebrating" or rather "drowning" in his tears only the medicine is not of liquid form.

I have had to run to my bank this morning (it's nice when your parents have connections and have served on the Board) and pull out the last amount of cash in our joint account (thank GOD I have my own at a separate bank).  Left him with $2.50.  That will surely put to a screaching halt anymore drug purchases today.  I'll expect him home early afternoon.

I will put the money back in late today because I have scheduled my house payment to be made TOMORROW.  (Thanks a lot Tom!)

Miss T has a bad head cold, kept her up most of the night, coughing, blowing the nose.  I've kept her home, but since Mr Man isn't here it kept me from work, again.  My Mom has my nephew, don't want him sick, wouldn't want to chance Nanny getting it either, not at her age.


In Florida alligators are starving and the mosquitos I'm told are the size of Mack trucks at times.  The Weather Channel said that by the year 2100 the earth will be much hotter....can it be?

Florida "looks good" to us tourists.  I'm sure it is a lovely place to live, someday.  How's the pay?  I still have to work.  Tom has a nice pension, well, an OK pension, and now the SS Disability and Medicare.  Miss T still has 8 more years in school, then college.

Mr Man thinks his life would be "easier" in the southern state.  I keep telling him to stop acting guilty and the cops would leave him alone.  And I remind him that they are much worse in Florida....he doesn't buy that.

He would love to go fishing, yet does he?  No.  So why would he anywhere else?

My Nannyfussed at me yesterday because she has not seen us since Christmas.  Mind you she IS next door.  Yes, bad me!  I have not been over or called.  BAD ME!  And I even thought to myself "now that's just wrong" because one day I'll look back and say "should have".

My boss is very generous and understanding....otherwise I should have been fired long ago for days like today.

For now, my signs are saying STAY HOME.

Love you ALL!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

The Unknown..........

This is what has always haunted me.  I have that fear of the Unknown, the What-If's.....afraid to take a chance most of the time.

Yes, me.

Only this past trip to Florida was different somehow.  I guess it is because I am becoming familiar with the area that we visit.  Probably because I trust Tom to be understanding when my anxiety attacks "attack" and I find myself needing to be "away" from a situation. 

I found myself in that position the night we arrived at my FIL's.  The house was full, there was lots of noise, lots of people in a 2br home.  I was wired from driving.  I immediately found myself wanting to be home in my own environment.

Then I says to self   "Self! Snap out of it".

How can I expect Tara to overcome if I can't?  So she has been a Godsend to me because she makes me face the "unknowns" of my life.

Miss T was quite funny at Universal wanting me to ride a "baby" ride, explaining how it wouldn't hurt me etc.  LOL....she was sounding just like me.


My DH would LOVE to move to Florida.  I find myself thinking of it often.  I like the West Coast area and seeing Shelly, Martha & Angie's pictures have just made me kick myself for not going there and taking an extra day.  We could have cruised the areas from NPRichey to Nokomis and the Bay.  I like the Bay.

I don't want to be alone.  No I don't mean totally alone....I mean, no family, no friends, that kind of alone.  Then there's Miss, dance.  I couldn't just pick up and go.  Lisa just did that from Fl to Ky....brave soul.

When we got back to NC, I called up my friend Sha to meet us for lunch.  She dropped a bomb on me............her apartment complex gave her 30 day notice and she is FLORIDA.  Somewhere in the Bay area probably, she's not sure yet.  Just her, no one else.  She wrote her family off (long story of abuse etc), her boyfriend is now the X (wouldn't commit), and so why not?  This is the scarey part, I had told her that I would follow her....she just needed to go and scope out the areas for us and let me know where and what was best.

She reminded me of this last week ....... Tom was elated to think I'd actually consider a move.


I'm a chicken!

It's the unknown.

And leaving my family....... far away.

Yet when I look around me, I don't see "fun" anymore.  Local politics are a sham, taxes are nuts, I get bored with my everyday hum drum, go to work, come home.....where's the fun time?

It's a chore just to get over to the beach to have any "fun".  And even though my parents have a VACANT house over there, have we been lately?  Nooooo. 

Dance competitions will start in February, there's some "fun". 

Wow, I'm boring!

What if...................