Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Things + Slacker

Been slacken lately on blogging. All the tests I had on Friday were fine. They didn't find anything. So now I'm looking at an ablation. So I have an appt. to see my Dr. and set that up. Other then that I haven't been up to much. Watching some TV and reading. Boring stuff. I will have pictures to post when Cat gets back from her trip. I must say the book signing was great, but finally meeting Melissa was the best. We talked on the phone last night and it was great fun. I'm even doing a little research project for her. I hope she's feeling better and home with her family soon.
On to Thursday Things

1. I like to drink ice water from a straw
2. I truly believe some people come into our lives when we need them most
3. I could eat pasta every day
4. I wish for one more day with Tina
5. I love my Mom's meatloaf

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Things

1. On Tuesday I went on my first train (into NYC)
2. On Tuesday I rode in my first cab (yikes)
3. I have 3 Manhattan Portage bags
4. I had my picture taken with author Robert Crais (thanks Cat)
5. I have a new great nephew George Patrick born July 18th (he is one handsome baby)

I had a wonderful time in the city on Tuesday. The train ride was fun and even going under ground from NJ to NYC was not that bad. I finally met Melissa. She is great. We had a nice visit. We both were a little emotional. I'm glad she's feeling better and hope all the treatments they're doing for her work and she can go on her cruise feeling great and sassy. The book signing was awesome. Robert Crais is very generous with his time and he's a hoot. Cat took 3 pictures of us. I can't wait to put them up here. He is one handsome guy. Melissa called me a geek as I was so excited to see him. Oh well I'm a book geek I can't help it. We were a little nervous about making the train to Secaucus but, we were fine. It was great to meet Cat sister, she's a rip. All in all it was a great day.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pole Dancing

This is my Mom. What was she drinking, I mean thinking?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I like pickled eggs
2. I'm friends with my husband's ex-girlfriend (Melissa)
3. I'm not religious
4. I swear like a trucker and my mom hates it
5. I say aluminium instead of aluminum (it just sounds cooler)

I finished Blood Detective. It was a good mystery. The way the author wove the past and the present murders together was original.
Family reunion starts tomorrow. Some of the family is already here. I don't think we'll get as many people as we usually do with the price of gas. I was surprised that Uncle Bob and his crew came from Rochester, but they always come early and stay a little later. Can't wait to see Mark and Maureen it's been awhile.
Melissa's going into the hospital. Her head cold turned into much more then she can handle at home. Hopefully her stay at Hotel St. Vincent's will help her feel much better and get her home to her family. She will be only 6 mins away from where we'll be for the book signing. I'm going to see if we have time to stop in and see her. I haven't talked to Cat about it yet.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Beer Pong

I never knew Beer Pong could be so fun. I also had an amazing partner, thanks Scott, we won 3 rounds. We had a great time at Nick's graduation party. Food was great and the company was better.
I'm still reading The Blood Detective. I watched the first 2 DVD's of the Closer and then watched The Brave One. I should have been reading, but I just wanted to watch DVD's with the fan on. I also had a sore throat yesterday.
Didn't have to go for Jury Duty today (knocks wood). I have to keep checking all week. Hopefully they won't need me. The thought of driving out to Monticello in the summer makes me crazy. Too much traffic for me.
Beau is not jumping the way he usually does, so I told Ray no more hay field. He's getting to be too old to run around like that. I had to put the hassock next to the bed this morning so he could get on it and lay down. I don't like seeing him in pain like that. It just breaks my heart. Oh well a couple of days rest and he'll be as good as new.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I don't like liver
2. I love frosting
3. I'm terrified of needles (tiniest veins in veinville)
4. I used to smoke (young and dumb)
5. I love vodka and 7up

Nothing special going on. I finished Murder by Suicide by Veronica Heley and Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler. Both were good. I ordered the next book in the Ellie Quicke series (Heley) from the library. I'm reading The Blood Detective by Dan Waddel. I like it so far. There are not many books I don't like. I find something in most of them that made them worth reading.
Dr's appt. was a little scary. Dr. B was wonderful as always. I have some more testing to do and then we'll know more. So for now I just wait to have the tests done and not read about these tests online anymore. Too scary. Poor Jeanne had to pull me off the ledge I was so nervous. She was really good at calming my fears. She's the best. Cat was great too. They really are great friends. I can always count on them to make me feel better.
I have to call about Jury Duty next week, hopefully they won't need me. I have a high number so that's always good. I heard the best time to get called is in the summer as there isn't too much going on. We'll see. Ray got a Jury questionnaire my Mom did too. Aren't we the lucky ones.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Wednesday

Let's celebrate with a picture of Jilly.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Because I needed something to make me smile.
This was Jilly playing in her pool at her birthday party.

Thursday Things

This is the Peter Galbert rocker I own.

1. I'm going to my first book signing July 22nd. (Cat, you rock thanks for the invite)
2. I own a Brock Lady original painting (He's amazing)
3. I am flat footed
4. I have over 10 afghans ( I love blankets)
5. I'm 4'11"1/2 (Ray's 5'9" I like my men tall)

Those of you who would like to see some of Brock's work can go to he's great. His art is unique and thought provoking. He has been featured in our local newspaper. Check him out.
I also own a Peter Galbert original combback rocker to see his work please go to . I love my rocker. He's a truly talented chair maker and artist.
My friend Cat and I are going to the Robert Crais book signing in NYC. I am so excited. I think we will be taking the train which I have never done before. I lead such a sheltered life. I hope to take pictures, I have an old Canon Snappy so maybe I'll ask Kristie to borrow hers. We'll be having dinner after at one of Cat's favorite places to eat. I can't wait.
Have a great 4th everyone. Hope you all have some wonderful things planned.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

June Books

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audry Niffenegger
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
Vineyard Chill - Philip R. Craig
Dirty Blonde - Lisa Scottoline
Sacrifice - S.J. Bolton
Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
Mind's Eye - Hakan Nesser
The Beach House - Jane Green

Not to bad. I really enjoyed them all. I especially liked Garden Spells. Mind's Eye was a bit dark, but then all the Swedish mysteries I read are. The Beach House is a fine bit of chicklit. I started The Chemistry of Death last night but, it's just not grabbing me so I put it aside. I think Murder By Suicide will be a better fit right now.
I finally made a gyno appt. it's been 2 years since I've been to Dr. B's or any gyno. I got in fairly quick, Monday at 2:15. Usually you have to wait. I love Dr. B. and don't like going to anyone else.