Thursday, July 31, 2008
Cari and Brandon are moving tomorrow, so we are going to supper with them tonight. That will be sad. Everyone is leaving Florida in a mass exodus. Gee, I don't know why? Could it be all the horrible drivers (voted some of the worst in the nation), the rude New Yorkers who live here, the lovely hurricanes, disgusting bugs, and unbearable summer heat and daily thunderstorms? I think we may have touched on something there. Oh, I forgot the inflated cost of living. Rob is heading back up north at the end of Aug. and I hope we don't get a hurricane while he is gone. There is no way in Hades I could make it through one of those on my own.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Things I learned today:
1. A study was done involving the scent of vanilla. There was a group of women who wore vanilla scented patches, and apparently it was easier for them to lose weight. The receptors in the brain were tricked by the vanilla scent into thinking their sweet tooth craving had been satisfied, making them less likely to eat sugary snacks.
2. Smelling cinnamon helps one to concentrate.
3. Chronic loss of sleep can lead to heart problems/disease and shorten your life.
On that note, I will be heading to bed. I didn't sleep well again last night. I really need to go get the sleep study done I was referred to do last year. I didn't have insurance at the time, so had to pass. I am pretty sure I have a sleeping disorder and/or chronic fatigue syndrome. So, off to bed I go. Hope ya'll are having a nice week.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Apparently, these spammers don't know me very well. Here are some tips guys...
1. "You can increase your manlihood!"
.....the last time I checked, I don't have any manlihood, and never will. I am a 100% woman, who loves to bake cupcakes, go shopping, and wear makeup.
2. "Checkout our online pharmacy!" First of all, that's just plain scary. Second of all, I am not a drug addict. Thirdly, if the doctor's could figure out what is wrong with me, don't ya think I would already be on something? Last time I checked, they don't have a cure-all for getting old/forgetting everything/just plain loony syndrome. It am pretty sure that's what I have.
3. I don't speak German...so sending me emails in that language does you no good. For all I know, you are just discussing Haselnusstorte (hazelnut Torte). Now that sounds like something that would be perfect for a 100% woman who is feeling a little bit nutty.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Rob just called and said he has landed at the Orlando airport, however, he was stressed out and on the phone with someone when he parked his car in the garage there before he flew out Monday, and now he can't find it. He forgot where he parked. He has already spent 45 minutes looking and is going to go from floor to floor till he finds it. And people wonder why I don't like to go on vacations.
I just finished a batch of lipstick in a lovely warm brown shade...one of my favorite colors.
My mother just sent me this You Tube video. It totally looks like one of the commercials my church would have on TV. I had to go check it out to make sure it wasn't a Mormon commercial. Here it is...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I went and got our Honda Civic worked on today, as it needed new rotors. The wheel was shaking like crazy every time I pushed on the brakes. We also were told our front passenger side airbag is faulty, but I will have to find a dealer to do that. I have to say how grateful I am for our mechanic. He is way over on the other side of town (30-40 min drive) but he is fast, always fits us in, is honest, and is very reasonable. He gave me a discount without me even asking.
Rob gets home from MN tomorrow in the late afternoon. That means my frozen pizza and ice cream binge will come to an end. Rob if you are reading this, I am sure you already know that I eat junk when you are gone. I think most women do!
My wounds are healing now, but the one on my arm is still noticeable and disgusting looking. I have had quite a few people glance at it while talking to me, then have a hard time looking back at my eyes the rest of the conversation. I would like to stop and say, "Yes, I have a very large, disgusting owie on my arm. I am sorry you had to be subjected to that."
Well, at least they aren't staring at my chest! LOL!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
After that, I worked on some coffee scented hand balms that were a special order and finished some lip balms in cotton candy, chocolate, and coffee flavors.
Tomorrow I start pet sitting for Cari's kitties and will visit them every morning till she returns. I also have to take the car in to get it worked on in the morning.
Rob finally called and updated me today, but not much progress had been made.
Well, I have to get up bright and early tomorrow, so I will say goodnight. Tomorrow is lipstick day! I can't wait to try the new recipe I have for that!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Let's hope that is the last time. My email isn't working, my brochures for my business are not done and I NEED them, we are almost completely out of minutes on our cell phones, and then there is the ongoing family saga up north. Rob left this morning to go deal with that. Let's hope that Monday improves soon, and my pillow will soon be of no use for me except for sleeping.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Rob is traveling out of state to take care of some family stuff, our Civic has to visit the mechanics, I am cat-sitting, have some orders and new products to work on, then have to chaperone a youth church conference out of town on Sat.
I got to sleep in till 8 am today, which was wonderful. Much better than 5 am.
We went to see Batman, The Dark Knight this afternoon, and it was pretty good. I did keep giggling at Batman's goofy voice though. The one bad thing about the movie was all the moving around of the camera, and actions scenes that were shot so fleetingly, that we had no idea what had just happened. The bouncy camera effect left me feeling dizzy with a headache.
We ate at a little restaurant on Hutchinson Island called Chuck's Seafood. The place didn't look very nice from the inside or the outside, but the food was really good. I am not a big seafood fan, so I ordered their chicken fingers. They were the best I have ever had. The batter was wonderful, and they were all white meat.
Well, gotta get up early for church tomorrow, so it is time to hit the sack. Hope everyone had a nice Saturday.
Friday, July 18, 2008
7 :15 am....Somehow, a small lizard ended up inside our screened porch and was chased INTO the house.
Much to my cats' dismay, I quickly caught the poor fellow, and returned him gently to a bush in the front yard. Poor guy was so terrified, he wouldn't even leave my hand at first. He just sat there and breathed....really fast.
9:16 am......2 whooping cranes just passed our house, going for a walk down the middle of our street, hollering loudly to let everyone know that this is THEIR neighborhood too.
At 11:20, Pudgie has an appt. to get her shots updated. Looks like it is going to be one of my "weird animal events" days.
As long as the 200 lb. wild boars don't show up (we had them at the old house), I think I can handle the excitement.
I need a nap.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I highlighted Cari's hair today and it turned out pretty well. We were both freaking out, thinking she was going to end up with orange streaks at first, but they were no where near orange. Home hair experiments can be pretty scary. I am not much of a risk-taker by nature, so I guess this is where my "wild" side shows. I dyed mine back to its original color, after deciding I didn't want to deal with highlight touch-ups every month.
The new Batman movie comes out this weekend, but I can't decide if I am excited to see it or not. After watching about half an hour of the last one on TV tonight, I got bored, and sort of annoyed with the acting. One thing that bothers me is how Bruce Wayne has a completely different voice than when he changes into Batman. He goes from normal, to "throaty." That must have messed with Christian Bale's vocal chords in a major way. Wonder if he ever got the voices confused and used them for the wrong character.
Anyway, enough rambling. This tired puppy is off to bed. Hope you have a nice weekend!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Anyway, not much else to say here. Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Have you ever sat down and thought,"If I could get rid of only three things in the world, what would they be?" I did yesterday. My three choices were:
There are so many things to choose from, but these three came to my mind instantly. Not only do they destroy the lives of those afflicted with them, but the also have the ability to destroy the lives of the ones they love, and anyone else who comes in their path. I read someone else's blog yesterday about how one of these is affecting her right now, and has lead to the end of her long marriage, causing her to uproot herself late in life and start over somewhere new, where she knows no one. Reading how she was treated and how she was feeling made me ache in my heart for her.
Well, upward and onward. Today will be a busy day, recovering from my sick day. It is beautiful outside and I better get out and do the grocery shopping before our daily Florida storms roll in. We lost electricity for a while yesterday!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I took my bandages off my new wounds for the first time yesterday. Although I am glad I opted to not get stitches, the new circular wounds are pretty unpleasant looking. If any of you ever watched Charmed and remember what it would look like when one of them took a demon fire ball to the arm, that is what they look like...only smaller. The larger one on my arm is a little larger than the size of a quarter, and is still bleeding a bit off and on. It is painful, but nothing I can't deal with. At least it isn't on the side I sleep on.
On another note, I like to share funny videos with you now and then, so here is one of my favorites. This guy cracks me up with his videos about his cat! Check it out...
Friday, July 11, 2008
I will be going in yearly to get checked now. I hope you do too!
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
Click here...... H U G E F I N A L S A L E !
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Poor, poor Tiny. She got her yearly shots updated on Tuesday, and also had Revolution preventative flea/tick/etc. put on her. They put it on the back of her neck, where they are not supposed to be able to reach it to lick. Well, I swear, she must be part owl or something, because she was getting awfully close to licking that spot, so she got to wear the "Duckie Shirt" again. It is saved for occasions such as this. She acts like an idiot the whole time it is on and walks with her belly dragging the floor. She wore it for a few hours, till the stuff had dried. Then she was really crabby and tired from her Rabies shots. Pudgie goes in next month. She is a little harder to fit into the Duckie Shirt. Her fatness kind of oozes out.
Well, we have good news... the hurricane isn't coming anywhere near us according to the weather man, so we are saved this time.
Friday, I go in for my next round of skin surgery and stitches. This time it will be my left arm and torso. As you can guess, I am really looking forward to it. I wish someone could just knock me out for it, and wake me up in a few days. I am such a baby. Don't worry, I won't take any pictures and gross ya'll out this time. Heh Heh....
Monday, July 7, 2008
On another note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I hope you have a relaxing day, nice weather, and a satisfying meal tonight. Love ya!
And lastly, it is hurricane season, and there may be one headed our way. We won't know till mid week. Hurricanes in Florida can mean up to 2 weeks without electricity which means NO INTERNET, so if that were to happen, please don't freak out if I don't answer your email. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't become "organized." I love how the forecasters use the word "organized." It sounds like the hurricane is part of some kind of crime scheming mafia group or something. Maybe it is an Italian hurricane.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
First of all, I have been in a rotten mood all weekend. I tend to get really down around the holidays, because my family is far away, we have no kids yet...and most everyone else does...so they are hanging out with the rest of the couples who have kids, and Rob doesn't really get into holidays they way I do. I watched the fireworks by myself from our back porch sliding door while he tried to sleep. To make matters worse, we went to the store Friday night because we were out of some things, and the deli guy says,"Shouldn't you be out barbeque-ing or something?" I nearly started to cry.
Back to my story....I was in a bad mood. The kind where just about anything will make me cry. I really needed a trim and left hurriedly from the hair cutters to meet Rob at home and head to the theatre to join Cari & Brandon for a movie. Rob takes one look at the back of my hair and asks if I realized what a horrible job she had done. When I got home and looked at the back of my hair (I have a stacked bob) I was shocked. It looked like some kid took a pair of scissors and went crazy on my hair. I spent about an hour with scissors in hand, trying to even things out. I was almost in tears again and didn't want to leave the house for church tomorrow.
It is somewhat tolerable now, but I have learned my lesson. Those two famous words now apply to Great Clips....and Cost Cutters...and any place like that.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I adore animals, and wanted to share this info I found at http://www.chronline.com/storylife. The 4th of July can be a scary time for pets, and a lot of them escape or run away this time every year. Please take a moment and read these tips for a happier, safer 4th for your furry family members....
Pet Safety During Fireworks Season
Fourth of July can be especially stressful on pets. Dogs in particular seem to suffer from noise phobias. Here are some suggestions from About.com and “K9 Magazine” on helping pets through the trauma of fireworks season:
Keep pets indoors. Close the curtains and turn on the television or radio to provide some distraction.
Use a leash or carrier if you must be outside with your pet.
Keep pets away from matches, open fires and fireworks, especially ones that are lighted on the ground. Pets may try to sniff fireworks, and their hair can easily catch fire if too close.
Make sure your pet has time to “use the restroom” before the fireworks start. Some are too frightened once fireworks begin, and that could lead to an “accident” later.
Make sure pet identification tags are current.
Make sure dogs have their own special area where they can go to feel safe, whether it’s an indoor kennel or a place under the stairs.
Bring outdoor pets inside if possible. If not, cover kennels with a blanket at night to protect a little from the bright flashes and loud bangs.And one I am adding for cats....they may also be frightened by the noises. If you are having guests over, or have family members going in and out of the house during the fireworks, it may be best to confine your kitties to a "safe room" to prevent them from escaping out a door. Frightened animals behave differently, and a cat who normally doesn't try to get out the front door, may do so under these circumstances.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
"How am I supposed to know whose poop is whose?" I asked.
"Hee Hee....you bring two poops to us then!" was her reply.
Who is to say I won't grab two of Pudgie's poops? Just thinking about carrying cat poop around in a baggie makes me want to gag right now. That reminds me...I need to go clean the cat box.