Saturday, March 31, 2007

6 out of 25

I finished the bracelet/anklet for Amy so now she'll have something blue for her wedding. Pictures have been taken but obviously not posted yet. They will be! Promise!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Crafting Update

I did a little work on the friendship bracelet for my friend/coworker. I'm under pressure to get it done before her wedding next week as she needs something blue and the bracelet has blue in it!
I also did some work on the bookmark that I'm making for a Spring exchange last night while waiting for Scott to get home from work.

Friday Feast

What are you proud of?
-Overcoming certain obstacles in my life (i.e. bad marriage) and getting to a point of where I'm happy.

What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
-a stuffed animal

Name something you do that is a waste of time.
-blog surfing

Main Course
In what year of your life did you change the most?

Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
-my bedroom

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Please help sponser me! You can keep your information private. I've been doing this for the last several years. I've had the great opportunity in working at Camp Good Days and Special Times years ago. I worked with kids who had someone in their family with AIDS or HIV. This is one of the causes that I feel very strongly about. So please sponser me in the AIDS Walk. Thank you in advance for any contributions. If you would rather send me a check, please contact me and we can work it out.

This Week's Adopt a Pet

This cutie is Noodles and she's a Pit Bull Terrier

Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
ID: A022829

Notes: Noodles is a wiggly, mouthy, sociable, nine month old adolescent who will work hard for food and would love to learn her manners with some obedience training. She has a lot of energy and will be the perfect partner for an adopter looking for a good aerobic exercise partner. Noodles enjoys playing with other high-energy dogs. However, since she was not socialized with other dogs as a puppy, she will not likely be a dog-park dog. What she will do is bring you lots of laughs, exercise and devoted companionship! Teens and up

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.

As I've stated before, Pit Bulls can make lovely pets, as long as they are trained appropriately (i.e. trained not to fight).

Some of my blog friends' "kids"


That's how I'm feeling this morning. Have a bad headache. Backs achy. Got some sleep but still feel exhausted. At least my week of traveling is over. Hope that my day goes okay.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


For those of you have watched King of Queens....Scott and I were the main characters-just not as argumentative-and we were taking a trip to Disney World...and the only ride that we went on was the new It's a Small World. If you've been on that ride.....
So really not a nightmare but now I have that damn song in my head!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Long Day

I'm guessitimating that I won't be home for 12 hours since I left this morning. Needless to say, I have a very long day ahead of me and it's all work related. I'm just hoping that everything goes according to my plan and it doesn't end up longer than it already will be.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Another weekend

Is coming to an end. Scott got home safe and sound. I did a lot more projects today-some I can talk about (i.e. bookmark for a Spring Exchange) and some I can't discuss on here. Overall, a quiet weekend where I have the feeling of accomplishing something.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

5 out of 25

Finished another project...guess it's a good thing that Scott's off playing! I finished a cross stitch picture of Eeyore. This is something that I made for myself. I'll post a picture soon. Off to eat dinner and work some more on some other projects.

4 out of 25

I just finished a friendship bracelet that I made for charity. I'll post a picture of it soon.I'm slowly making my way to 25 projects. I hope to make it soon because I've seen a lot of kits and projects I want to do!

Friday, March 23, 2007


Scott left this morning for a 3-day Wargaming Convention in White Plains. I'll miss him but it will be good for me to have 3 days to myself. Hopefully, I'll get some of the crafting projects that I need to get done completed.

Les Miz

Took myself out to see Les Miserables on Broadway last night. I've seen this musical a couple of times before. My review of last night's performance is mixed. Some performers had outstanding performances. Others were not as strong as I've seen in the past. I was happy to see Lea Salonga back on the stage. I've seen her in Miss Saigon. Not as many performers acting on Law and Order in this show. Many of the performers were in the touring group for Les Miz. It's so nice receiving codes for discount tickets!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

This Week's Adopt a Pet

This little girl is Constance and she's a Persian

Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
ID: A012453

Notes: Constance is a magnificent , nine year old cat who prefers to be the only cat in a household. We have observed that she can get defensive when placed in the position of having to live with other felines. On the other hand, her beauty and star quality will be enough to fill the perfect household! Like most royalty, Constance is a sensitive cat who needs a quiet stable household. Constance prefers clay cat litter. MEDICAL NOTE: Constance was returned to the ASPCA after being in a home for several years. While in that home, Constance accidentally fell out of a window and suffered a spinal injury. She has a slightly wobbly gait in her hind end and, as a result Constance doesn't do well on slippery floors. Her back injury is stable and should not cause any future problems. Her previous owners reported that she was inconsistent with litterbox use. This is a common PERSIAN cat problem, but may also be exacerbated by her weakened nerves. She will need a home that is diligent in providing access to a clean, clay litter box and understanding of accidents. As a purebred PERSIAN, Constance also is prone to allergies. We've been successful in controlling this problem with a special prescriptive diet. It is our strong recommendation that Constance remain on this special diet, without any treats or any kind, so that the allergy remains dormant.

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Project

I can't go into details just in case the person that I'm making this cross-stitch project for glances at my blog. So far, so good.

Lunch Club with a Hitch

Imagine the fun that one can have while trying to make lunch for your friends/coworkers and yet have people doing construction (i.e. putting new ACs in the walls). That's the experience that I get to have today. Making personal quesadillas for everyone while dust settles. Joy oh joy.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Another one for Cathy

Picture Time

As promised...

Here's the anklet that I made for myself

Here's the needlepoint that I made for my mother for Christmas last year.

Here's the Corvette latch hook I made for my brother for Christmas last year.

Here's my latest finish-the latch hook for my brother.

Here's a close-up of the writing on the cross-stitch that I made for my father's birthday last year.

Here's the cross-stitch that I made for my father's birthday last year. I made it into a magnet.

This is the bookmark that I made for the bookmark exchange in one of my Yahoo Groups.

This is the latch hook that I made for my girlfriend, Tricia, when she had her little boy last year.


My dreams have been filled with anxiety. Part of it is my anxiety about the writing class. I'm not sure what else I would be anxious about. Maybe it's just my knowing that my grandmother will be passing away soon. And then, of course, waiting for the 2 other bad we know....all bad things seem to happen in 3's.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

3 of 25

Finally....I finished the latch hook for my brother. Pictures have been taken and will be posted tomorrow. So I only have 22 more projects to go for my 25 challenge. Sigh....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Weather Rant

How the hell can it go from 70 one day to below 30 with snow, sleet, hail, ice (insert favorite winter precipitation here) the next? And, of course, the roads aren't plowed. Sidewalks are not cleared. Salt is not used. Drain pipes are clogged. Just a messy messy day.

This Week's Adopt a Pet

This adorable little cutie is Evelyn and she's a Labrador Retriever Mix

Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Female
ID: A023493

Notes: Evelyn is a sweet puppy who takes a few minutes to warm up to new environments but once she does she has boundless energy and curiousity. She is a very active and energetic dog and will make a great companion to a family or single person with matched energy.

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.

Oh yeah...

I did get into the Saturday writing class that I wanted. It all starts April 21.

Small crafting update

Even though I still have to finish my brother's latch hook....I did manage to get some of one of the friendship bracelets that I'm making for a charity. Maybe, just maybe, I'll finish Jim's latch hook.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Anxiety time

Gulp....what did I just do?!?!?!? Thanks to Scott, I've registered for my first writing class. Hopefully I'll get the class time that I want. Now I'm already questioning myself and my skills. Guess we'll see what happens.... Lucy and Sue-the pictures will be up once they are taken and Scott shows me how to work the camera with the computer. I promise they'll be up!

Monday, March 12, 2007


I'm almost done with the latch hook for my brother. I figure that if I actually work on it after work this week, I can get it done and maybe shipped out on Saturday. I picked out what I'm going to make in a Spring Exchange on a yahoo group. It's to be cross-stitched and represent Spring. So I'm going to make a bookmark of some flowers in some bright colors as this is what the recipient likes. After I get these two projects done, I really need to finish some other projects that I've started. Along with the friendship bracelets that I need to make.

Another week, another dollar

It's back to work this morning. Not anticipating too much crap. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself so I'm prepared for anything that will be coming my way.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Another weekend

It's about halfway through another weekend. I practiced the new art of dumasity by forgetting my wallet when I went grocery shopping. Luckily, Scott met me with my wallet and the grocery store hide my groceries safely for me. Then I came home and took about a 3 hour nap. Not the best way of spending the first warm weekend of 2007 but I guess my body needed the sleep. Since I'm still not feeling 100%, I decided not go and help celebrate our friend, Lois's birthday. Scott went over and I'm going to work on my brother's latch hook. Maybe I'll get it done this week.
Tomorrow's another trip to Weight Watchers and see the damage. Maybe Scott and I will play a game or two tomorrow when I come back. If not, it's crafts plus the NCAA Selection Show for the Big Dance.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Crafting Update

Well so much for my rotation. So much for me getting my brother's birthday gift finished before his birthday (this Sunday). I did get past the halfway point this week on the huge latch hook for him. Luckily for me, the next few gifts do not need to be done for a while so I'll hopefully get them finished sooner than later. I've been a good girl and not bought any new stash other than what I normally would get (magazines, fabric). I do have the 3 friendship bracelets to make for my immediate office mates and 100 more for a charity. Hopefully, I'll get some stuff done this weekend.

Had to....

Here's a picture of Sue's little kitty. So cute!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

For Ramon and James

This Week's Adopt a Pet

This little girl is Tulip and she's a Domestic Short Hair

Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
ID: A021163

Notes: Tulip is a sensitive cat who may be a bit shy at first in her new home. Give her some time in just one room with her bed, food, water, litterbox, and toys to allow her to gradually get accustomed to her new home without being overwhelmed. Don't force her to interact with you. Spend time with Tulip in this room and offer her special yummy treats. When she begins to move around the room, gradually allow her access to the rest of the house. Once Tulip settles in she is out-going and friendly. Respectful kids ages 10 and up. Tulip does not seem to enjoy the company of other cats so she would do best as the only cat in the household.

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Let's Go Orange

Well, Syracuse just beat UConn in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Next up is Notre Dame tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to catch the ending of the game like I was able to today. Hopefully, they'll win.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The end is almost here

My paternal grandmother (can you tell I'm a social worker?) is slowly dying. She's had her last rites given to her last week. She's becoming unresponsive. She doesn't have the will to live. So it's just a matter of time before I head to Florida for a burial. I'm not looking forward to seeing this side of my family. They've always been the ones who hardly gave a damn about me, my brother, or my mother. In fact, I've disowned one of my cousins because of his bullshit from years ago. If and when I go, I'm only going to support my father. Hopefully, I won't be asked anything by certain members because I'm sure that it will cause a big conflict...something that need to be said years ago.

For Cathy

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Another weekend is almost over. Yesterday was the usual grocery shopping. I did manage to get some work done on the latch hook for my brother-however that's going to be late as next week is his birthday and I'm only about halfway done with it. I watched a heartbreaking lost for Syracuse. Damn those Villanova Wildcats!
This morning was Weight Watchers. I really need to focus and stop gaining back this weight. Of course, all the support that I could get would also help. Now it's trying to come up with the energy to do something crafty.

Friday, March 02, 2007


Have you Read Any of These Books?

Look at the list of books below:
* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.
* If you are reading this (and haven't participated yet), tag, you’re it!
**If there are any books on this list that I didn't italicize and you think I should read, let me know in comments!

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer of Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinback)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)

31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)

35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diament)

40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)

60. The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)


On the way to a work party

This is Jessica (our patient service representative) and I on the 2 train.