Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I'm on vacation! I'm on vacation! Of course, I won't be in Florida for another 24 hours but...I'm on vacation. I'm on vacation! And after the day that I had today-geesh-5 packets to go through-who would have thunk it. But I managed to get through them and get them to where they had to go. Now tonight's packing and tomorrow's my last minute errands before I shell out $30 for a cab to the airport-almost wish I was on speaking terms with Sal.
This is also going to be the first time since the day before I moved here that I'll be away from Scott-kinda scary to think that I still am enjoying spending time with Scott-with most others I've lost interest in spending time with them-so lucky I am to have him in my life. In fact, one of my coworkers yesterday commented how she was surprised that I was still with Scott and wasn't moving. Go figure...what happens when you find love and respect.
Anyway, while I'm gone, don't play too rough, don't work too hard and I'll be back!

Had to

Don't you just want to cuddle up with him?! This is an updated picture of Lucy's little boy, Eros.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Weight Loss Update

For those of you who care....or are just bored....or overly stressed out and are reading my blog, I'm down 14.6 pounds! Woo Hoo!!!!
Now the true test will start Wednesday night when I land in Florida. When I was successful at doing this before, going to Florida was the beginning of my downfall. Of course, I was also trying to move out away from Jeremy at the time so I know that stress added to my downfall. But I think that I can manage to keep my goal in mind and not overdo it too much. But, then again, if Uncle Ricky is cooking.......

Just received

I just received an email naming me as a judge for a book contest-I'm a little shocked and surprised that I was actually chosen. Guess my work at MyShelf.com has come through!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Just in case

Hi Cathy!

Scott and I got the new loveseat and recliner from Morgan and Alice yesterday-very comfy and Zeit loves it.
It's nice to see the sun back out at 7 am-for those of you who forgot-set back your clocks!
I'm about to leave for my Weight Watchers meeting-let's see how I do.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ho hum

That's about all that's going on....did stuff today that isn't in my job description but at least I got lots of thank yous from the higher-ups. Also was able to get some of my frustrations out in the open-not like they were any surprises to who I spoke with.
Tonight might be game night between Scott and myself-Me want to slay some dragons!
Tomorrow we're getting Morgan and Alice's couch and getting rid of Lisa's old couch. Should be interesting to see how the kids react to it. Even better, Scott isn't asking me to go in my old neighborhood to get the van-now I get to avoid the ghosts.
Of course, ghosts continue to visit where they aren't wanted-guess they still need to see what happy lives look like.
Counting down the days until I get to experience some warmer temperatures-of course, knowing my luck, it will be snowing when Scott and I get back.
Not much else is going on.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

This week's Adopt a Pet

This sweetie is Jude and he's a Domestic Short Hair Mix

Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
ID: A020590

Notes: Jude is a wonderfully handsome five year old black and white. Take one look into this guy’s alert, inquisitive eyes and you know right away this is a special cat. His bright eyes speak to an unusual awareness and intelligence, and tell you that this cat would be a wonderful companion. Jude is a very friendly guy and he loves being let out of his cage for a stroll around the cat room and a little bit of adoration from his human friends. Afterwards, is just as happy to plop right down in the middle of the room and observe all the comings and goings. Jude loves to hunt and chase cat dancers and fishing rod toys with feathers. Sometimes, Jude will need a break from play when he's had enough. Give him a moment to be alone with his thoughts and observations, and Jude will be more than happy for more petting and stroking. Jude is a large boy, but it just means there’s more of this big handsome mush of a cat to love. He responds to clicking tongue sounds and his foster mother reports that he loves to sleep right next to her on her pillow. In fact, she says that Jude paw massages her in the morning. "He is truly a wonderful cat and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him in my home." Note: Jude has had some issues with constipation in the past. Therefore, he is on a prescription high fiber diet. He should remain on this diet for life, but the food can easily be bought in vet’s offices and specialty pet stores. Jude is such a wonderful boy and will make a great friend, Come by and meet him soon.
He's available at the ASPCA.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Posted a couple of more poems from college-man, did I hate that professor!


Grabbed this from my old high school friend, John, on My Space. How many have you watched?

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 169 movies on this list.
Put your score in header and repost:

( ) Nacho Libre
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the caribbean 2
() Orange County
( x) The Green Mile
(x) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
() Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane!
( ) Red Eye
( ) Stick It
( ) Shes the Man
() 8 Mile

Total so far: 7

(x) The Princess Bride
( ) SNL's The Best of Will Ferrell
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Fun With Dick and Jane
( x) Saw
( x) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( x) White Oleander
(x ) Anger Management
( x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 14

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( x) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
() American Pie
() American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total so far: 19

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Cinderella Man
( ) The Village
( x) Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 26

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
() Robots

Total so far: 29

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x ) Meet The Parents
(x ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
() King Kong (2005)

Total so far: 34

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
() Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber
( x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
(x ) Ghost Ship
( ) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
( x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards

Total so far: 41

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( x) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) 10 Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x ) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
() The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total so far: 46

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
( x) Identity
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( Predator I
()Predator II
( ) Superstar
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice age 2 The Meltdown

Total so far: 50

(x) Independence Day
(x ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x ) Christine
(x) ET
( x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(x) Monsters Inc.
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 56

( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
() She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
() Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( The Terminator
() The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3

Total so far: 58

() X-Men
() X-Men 2
() X-Men 3
( Spider-Man
() Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of fire
() Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2

Total so far: 60

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
( ) Old School
( ) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin
( ) The Hills Have Eyes

Total: 65

Repost as a bulletin
post that you have seen __ of these movies

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Not much

Not much going on right now-just trying to prepare myself mentally for my upcoming vacation. I'm "dragging" Scott to meet some more members of my family in Florida. Of course, it helps that Denise is celebrating her birthday and our cousin, Mollie is having a wedding party the following day so it's a good excuse to go try to enjoy the Florida sunshine.
As for work, it's there. Nothing new to report other than the sexual harassment-you know who you are!
Crafts are slowing getting done. I've been making steady progress on the Christmas gifts for my family-hopefully will be done in a couple of weeks for the one for my mother.
My reading has been picking up slowly-check out my book blog to see what I've been reading (look at my sidebar).
I've been watching lots of movies and exercising a lot-look at my movie blog to see what I've been watching (look at my sidebar).
I haven't been writing anything lately and need to continue to post my old poems and stories-maybe I'll do that when I get home.
Royal family continues to be cute-really need to post some pictures.
Scott continues to be wonderful-or at least is trying to-gotta give credit where credit is due.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Another weekend

is upon us. Last night, Scott and I went to see The Departed-pretty good movie. He's already off to play games in Manhattan and I'm about to head out to a craft show with my coworker. Tomorrow is my weigh-in and Weight Watchers meeting and football.
Mike-ew...Bret's used tights?!?!??!

Friday, October 20, 2006

How many have you read

1001 Books

I grabbed this from Scott's friend, Shannon. I've only read 46 but I do have several among my 1700+ to be read books. Just thought that it was interesting.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Yet another vet visit

This time it was for Suzie-she has been sneezing and crying a little bit more than usual and Monday morning she had some white mucus coming from her eye-so to be safer than sorry, I took her in today. Clean bill of health-if it was anything, my vet thinks that she's over it and probably was just a cold. However, I do have to go back and get cat food for Tiger.
I really wish that Scott would show me how to take the pictures off of his camera onto the computer so I can show you our children but I guess I'll continue to try to be patient.

This week's Adopt a Pet

This darling is Diva and she's a Rottweiler Mix.

Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
ID: A021390

Notes: Diva is a pretty social, four year old dog. She likes to meet new people and is very affectionate with the people she knows. She already knows how to "sit" and shake a paw and is very motivated to work for food. She loves playing with toys and will toss them around and chase them all by herself. Diva does not like to share her food and chewies (and possibly toys) and had trouble with foot handling when she arrived. However, we have done a lot of work on her issues and think she'll be fine in a Rottweiler-experienced home. Diva does not like other dogs getting in her face and will growl, though she is fine passing them on the street. She would likely chase cats too, so would do best as an only dog. Adults only. She's available at the ASPCA.

New additions

I just took some of the poetry that I've written over the past year and put it on my writing blog. Just in case you're interested.

Minor Success

I fit into a smaller pair of jeans today! They're still a little tight but I can breathe!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I just posted a couple of more poems that I wrote while in college.


For anybody who has been looking for Scott-he's fine-just extremely stressed out at work and he's coming down with something. I only post this as some might be wondering what's up from his last post on his blog.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Well, I've decided to create yet another blog-this one for my writing. It can be reached through the link on my side bar. All I ask is that my writing is respected. There will be some very personal things written there and I know that it will piss some people off. I will not apologize for my writing. I ask that you understand that it is my feelings, my thoughts, my words. If you have some healthy criticism, by all means, let me know. I figure that it can only help make me a better writer. I know that I am far from the best writer and that this is all part of the process.

Monday, October 16, 2006

A small update

For those of you who are interested, I've lost 11.4 pounds in 8 weeks. I was shocked when I went to my Weight Watchers meeting yesterday and had lost 3.4. So thank you to those who have given me words of support or encouragement.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Weekend time

Not much to post about my life. Things have happened that I don't want to post about. I'm dealing with it as best as I can.
So the weekend is here. Scott and I are planning on playing some games at his friends Morgan and Alice's place. I'll probably stay for a little bit and then head home and work on some craft stuff-one of them probably being Scott's Christmas gift.
I've been making some great progress on the needlepoint kit for my mother. I'm basically done with it except for the finishing. I've been making some other little things to give out during the holidays so I guess that now it's getting colder, I'm starting to hibernate a little more.
Tomorrow, I have a job interview for a part-time job. I'm looking forward to it. I'm not nervous about it-probably because it's not replacing my full-time job so I feel that I can relax a little. Tomorrow is also Weight Watchers and football. At least I get to watch Miami play.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Uh...Scott....can we uh...

like move into a house or go to PA to steal Eros from Lucy?

This Week's Adopt a Pet

This adorable cat is Lady Gray and she's a Siberian

Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
ID: A021155

Notes: Notes from Lady Grey's foster parent: Lady Gray is a true treasure. She will greet you at the door every night when you arrive home with meows and purrs. This loving cat is so well behaved, rarely does she jump onto the furniture and she always uses her litter box. She is happy laying by your feet and will become your velcro cat! Make sure to give her her own special toys as she LOVES to play. She is quite active when she is playing and is amused by the simplest of things. She will carry her toys around in her mouth. She also likes to have her own scratching post. She wants very much to have a loving forever home. She needs someone who will be patient because she may be shy at first and doesn't always like to be picked up. But once you give her her first scratch on her head she will be hooked on you! She has so much love and trust to give. MEDICAL NOTE: Lady Grey has intermittent soft stool in the kennel. Multiple tests did not reveal a cause. She was sent to a foster home in which she exhibited normal stool consistency, thus it is likely the intermittent stool is due to stress. She is on a special diet. In addition, she has a gallop rhythm which was evaluated by a cardiologist. She has a slightly dilated left atrium and ventricle, however no meds are indicated. Progression is unknown and a repeat echo should be performed 11/06. Lady Grey also has inflammed gingiva. A biopsy revealed stomatitis which is a condition that may require frequent dentals and intermittent antibiotics. Please see the adoptions veterinarian if you are interested in adopting this special cat.
She's available at the ASPCA.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


In order to answer Sue's question, I figured that I would just make a post out of it. For those of you who did not see her question, she asked if I was a Jets or Giants fan. My answer....neither. I've been a Miami Dolphins fan since I was about 5. That's when I chose my teams based on their uniforms. My other favorites back then were Chicago, Raiders, and the Redskins. Currently, it's Miami and anyone who beats on the Bills (bunch of crybabies). You'll see me cheer for Philadelphia-only because they have Donovan McNabb (a former Syracuse University player). I've been known to cheer for both the Jets and Giants-depending on my fantasy teams and who they're playing. When watching games, I'll usually pick a team that I want to win but not necessarily one of my favorites.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Last week's Adopt a Pet

I was a little busy last week and forgot to put up my weekly pet. So they'll be two this week.
This guy is Nitro and he's an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix

Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Male
ID: A019629

Notes: Nitro's name fits him perfectly! He's a one and four month old bundle of endless energy. He's looking for an experienced owner who has plenty of time to run with him at least twice a day. Nitro will make the perfect companion for an owner who understands the need for obedience school and lots of consistant direction. He loves other dogs although he plays fairly roughly. He is currently housed with other, rough playing, mouthy, young dogs. He gives them, as they do him, a run for their money. Because of Nitro's high energy, he belongs in a home without any children under the age of 13.
He's available at the ASPCA.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Weekend is upon us

Well, for some of us anyway. Scott's stuck working late on a rush job and I'm home texting a friend and playing referee with the royal family.
I don't have too many weekend plans which is good for me. We might be getting together with Morgan and Alice. Or, we might get together with Oly (you still spell your name wrong :) ) and Kim. This would be tomorrow. Sunday is the usual, Weight Watchers and then FOOTBALL!
I'll be doing the usual running around-post office, grocery shopping, etc tomorrow morning. Maybe Scott will miraculously get up and go with me-yeah right.
So to you all, have a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Life as we know it

Okay so that's a line from a REM song and I don't like REM-go figure.
I'm still indecisive about something very major in my life. It boils down to if I'm able to handle the compromises that have been made. Some things I'm not used to and I'm trying to deal with it. Nothing horrible. Nothing that is so unreasonable.
Then there's my depression which seems to have taken a backdoor entrance into my body. It could be because my office has no windows so I don't get a lot of sunshine. I'm trying something different this time around and I'm not looking forward to trying it but if it saves me and other things, then I'll try it.
Work is the same. It's still not what I want to do for the rest of my life but then again, I'm not 100% sure what I want to do. There's writing-which I would really need to go to some classes to be better at it. There's forensic psychology but I really don't want to go back to school-that's more due to laziness than anything else. There's still that dream of watching humpback whales in Hawaii and doing research-but again there's that going back to school and taking courses which I already know that I don't care enough about.
So who knows where I'll end up going on this bumpy road called life.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

On a happier note

Today's lunch club was another success. I made Weight Watchers' Black Bean Hummus Pizza for the BK gals. I also made brownies for Amy's birthday which is tomorrow. It was a hit and everyone felt full.
Glad that they are liking the food. Should be interesting to see what Amy comes up with next week and I need to see what I should make for my next turn.


What to do?
What to do?
Risk everything?
Forge ahead?
Darkness setting in
Fighting back with all strength
To only have it continue
Coming back ten-fold
Frustrations abound
Don't know what to do