Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I don't know my blood type
2. I can't drive a standard transmission vehicle
3. I throw up when I'm scared
4. I don't bugs
5. I sunburn easily

Well Kristie and I talked about the concert and decided that I would probably not enjoy myself so...she sold our tickets. No Journey for me. I'm kinda glad as I think I will just want to sleep and recoup this weekend. I'm still very nervous and as it draws nearer it gets worse. Not to mention one of my friends told me his wife had the same procedure and they didn't give her enough sedation and she was in pain. Why, oh why would he tell me that. He knows I'm nervous on a normal basis. So I have a call into the nurse at Dr. B's office. Robin just called and they will be using general anesthesia. I will be out out she said. Thank goodness for that. I was not happy this morning.
Went with Kristie, Chelsie and Merrily to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 last night. It was good. It wasn't as sad as the first one. The girl are in college this time. I don't know if they will be making another one. I guess they will see how well this one does and decide from there.
We had cheese cake for Nora's last week with us. I think she was surprised. Nora has been a great help this summer as our Library Page. She has a great way with the patrons and certainly knows her way around a computer and she made me cupcakes. I love Nora and will miss her when she returns to school. Hopefully she will make a point of coming in and seeing us.
Ta for now.

Monday, August 25, 2008


I admit it I'm starting to get nervous about my surgical procedure on Friday. I've had 3 dreams about not waking from the anesthesia. I have never had dreams like this before surgery. I'm hoping it's just nerves and not a death omen.
I finished Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte for book club. I liked it. I don't think I'll ever own pet bird I'm just not into them. It might have something to do with all the noise and pooh.
Hoping I feel fine for the concert Sat. night. It's now just Kristie and me. I can't wait. I've also never sat in the lawn before. I might have to dance from my chair. I hope I can dance a little on my feet. I'll have to see how I feel. I'm not looking forward to the walk I can tell you that.
Ray and I are starting to plan our vacation to Kentucky. Hopefully we will have good driving weather. I'm going to ask Kristie to check on the house while we're gone. We've never taken Beau on a car trip this long before. It's a 14 hour trip by car. I don't know if Ray plans on stopping or if he wants to drive straight through, knowing him we won't stop. Well pee breaks but, that's about all.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jonas Brothers

Chelsie had a great time at the concert. I will admit those boys put on a great show. The crowd was amazing, during one song they asked for everyone with a cell phone or glow sticks to hold them up it was an amazing sight. I'm sure this will be a night that we all remember fondly. I'll miss Kristie and Chelsie they left this morning for a mini girl vacation. I bet they are both dragging butt this morning. We didn't get home until about 1. Oh well as Ray says plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead. Next concert Journey. Can't wait.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Things/Maroon 5

1. Jilly is my homegirl
2. I don't know any Jonas Brothers songs
3. I am a book whore
4. I bite my nails (finger not toe)
5. I like chopped liver

The concert was amazing. Maroon 5 was my favorite. I didn't know a lot of the Counting Crows songs. It was very loud, but Jeanne tells me Rascal Flatts was louder. I can't imagine how loud it will be tonight for the Jonas Brothers. There was one woman who was definitely missing her pole. She was dancing to the music like she was going to start striping any minute, it was funny as hell. Then when we left there was a gentleman who must have been told they wouldn't serve him anymore and he was really unhappy. He was making some very nasty comments as to what he was going to do. I was sorry there wasn't a cop around. It was a very fun night. I enjoyed hanging with Jonathan. We didn't get to sit with Jeanne until the middle of Counting Crows. She was working taking pictures for the paper. They were great. They are dedicating all there shows to Isaac Hayes. They had one of his songs playing before they came out and then a picture of him and the years of his life. It was very touching. We didn't even get home that late I was in bed by 12:30.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maroon 5

Going to the Maroon 5 concert tonight. Last concert I went to was the Goo Goo Dolls. Then tomorrow I'm going with Kristie and Chelsie to the Jonas Brothers. Very busy week.
Melissa is being "paroled" on Thursday. I'm so happy for her. It's been a long 4 weeks for her family. Now she can rest up for her cruise.
Trying something new I'm reading a non-fiction book at the same time as a fiction book. I usually don't read 2 books at one time, but I figured given that they are very different books it might work. Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline and In His Sights by Kate Brennan. In His Sights is a book about being stalked and how she lives her life under the constant attention of a former lover. She's written the book under an assumed name. As far as I can tell she's still to this day being stalked by this man. Makes you wonder.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pictures from NYC

This is Robert Crais signing my book and he was nice enough to take a picture with me.

This is at Manhattan Portage the flag ship store.
Thanks to Cat for the pictures it was a wonderful time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I don't like cooked peas
2. I'm a purse whore
3. I have a quick temper
4. I feel naked if I'm not wearing my watch
5. I tend to hold grudges (working on this)

Not much going on. I spoke to Melissa on the phone last night and she is feeling better. She won't be coming home until next week. Hopefully this next week will find her feeling much better.
Ray's tomatoes are doing well. He also has zucchini for the whole town. I think next year he shouldn't plant so much. The broccoli is started to grow again. I'm still waiting for the potatoes. The potatoes have a ways to go yet. I'm glad it's doing well, he put so much time into it.

Here's my very sad July reading list:
Murder By Suicice - Veronica Heley
Ladder of Years -Anne Tyler
The Blood Detective - Dan Waddell
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Space Between Us - Thrity Umrigar

I liked them all. I really enjoyed The Space Between Us I just didn't care for the ending. So many questions left. I liked the Kite Runner, but it left me sad. Hopefully I will get my butt in gear and read more this month. I have yet to start the book club book Enslaved by Ducks. I was a little resistant to the book at first but, now that I have it I'm looking forward to reading it.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I'm having my surgery on August 29. Hopefully this will take care of the problem. It's a simple same day surgery so poor Ray has to take the day off of work. Hopefully I will feel well enough to attend the Journey concert on the 30th. I'm relieved that he's going to do it and I'm also a little nervous. I know it's a routine surgery that they do all the time, but still.
I finished Damage Control by J.A. Jance over the weekend. It was good, but sad. There was so much tragedy. I'm reading House of Daughters by Sarah-Kate Lynch and Hiroshima. I like House of Daughters. Lynch explains all about making champagne. The sisters are totally different and are not getting along very well, I'm sure that will change soon. They will have to resolve their problems soon as they have to make a profit. Lynch also wrote Blessed are the Cheese makers, but I haven't read that one yet.