Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Halloween

Happy Halloween to all that celebrate. I basically "dressed" up in a Donovan McNabb Syracuse Jersey. In other words, I was just very casual at work. Now I'm all set for bed. I'm hoping that no kids come by...that would mean that I would have to give up my Snickers and I don't want to. Yes, I'm selfish. At least I can admit it.

Last night

The last holiday party at my job. My department used to do a Christmas/holiday party but since the larger department has been doing it at a very nice spot in Manhattan, our evergrowing child department has a Halloween party. I hadn't gone the past couple of years but I did go last night since my work husband asked me to go. Had the drinks from the open bar. Observed the crazy costumes that some were wearing-some just cannot be commented on. I said some goodbyes to people that I will not be seeing the rest of the week. 3 more business days and counting.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Can't sleep

Was tossing and turning all night-you would think that with all the beer I drank last night, I would just fall asleep with no problem. Not the case. My mind was racing on several different things-luckily none of it was all the packing that I still need to do. Should be an interesting day trying to stay awake.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Party time

Just got home from the going away party that my coworkers did for me. A big thanks to Allison aka the Bully for setting it up. Good company, good Miller Lite, decent food. Thanks to everyone who did come out, even if it was for 5 minutes. Tomorrow's the holiday party and I've figured out what I'm going as-at least I'm going to be comfortable.
This is the last week at my current job. Lots of emotions-both positive and negative. Parts of me are thrilled that I'm leaving. Other parts of me are sad that I'm leaving the people that have seen me through my best and worst times.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's getting official

I talked with my dad this morning and the plan is for me to be out of New York by November 5th. Doesn't really give me the time to do the mailing stuff out at the post office like I wanted to do. I've been doing some packing, some crying, some avoiding, and some more packing. Now it's back to the avoiding.

Anyone remember Jeremy?

Jeremy as in my ex-husband? Well he just had a baby girl with the woman that caused a lot of chaos and issues in our relationship. He texted me this morning at 2:24 with the news. I had known that he was expecting his child for a few weeks. I'm still a little surprised that he would have let me know when she was born. Guess I haven't been far from his thoughts after all this time. I am happy for him as he has been wanting to have a child ever since I've known him. I just hope that some of the things that would have others wonder how good of a father he will be change for the sake of his daughter. I'm still surprised that he and the baby's mother have not married as that was the original plan. But they have both wanted a child and now they have her. I'm still waiting to see how the mother is and the name of the little girl. Good luck Jeremy.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

Name a great website you would recommend to others.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
-My family raised cockatiels. Our very first bird was a parrot named Paco-he was too noisy for my mom. So then we got Scooter-our first cockatiel.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
-chocolate-just so I could eat the product.

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
-Starlight mints-the spearmint flavor


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cutie Alert

In other news

I finally had a second interview today-one for one of the places that I interviewed with when I was in NC. I was also offered the job. If I'm able to get a car sooner than later, I will be taking the position. It will allow me to finish my Master's and eventually go back to administrative work. Not that my current job wouldn't have allowed for me to complete my Master's but I really had no interest. I still don't but it will be better for me financially and probably emotionally to have that one obstacle out of the way. I still would rather go back to school for Forensic Psychology and I'm sure that I will one of these days.

5 out of 33

Sigh-worst day ever in selling books. This has truly been the week from hell for me.


This week's SBQ is:

Do you railroad?

-no. I didn't even know what this was!

The nerve

Just to clarify some crap. I write on here for myself. My writing is me trying to find a healthy way of letting out my emotions without tearing someone's ass apart. The things on my blog are for me-you don't like them, don't look at them. My crafts is something I do to keep myself out of trouble-don't like it, don't look. Everyone has their likes and dislikes. I have mine and have a right to mine. Just like you all do.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Perfect weather

For my last meeting on the island. Rainy, damp, cool. Just what was needed today-fit my mood and basically my experiences. One agency did take me out to lunch and I was extremely grateful. They are a fun bunch and we did get some bonding done.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I've been meaning to post this picture since Sunday. This is the latest on the gift for my dad. I just have to finish the last bit of cross-stitching then a lot of back stitching. Just wish that I was feeling well enough to concentrate on it. Last night I was vomiting and trying to rest. Today my stomach was still feeling icky and I went home early. Took a nap and have been trying to keep food down.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Disappointing Day

First, I fell down the stairs in my apartment building and my ass is still hurting. Hope that it's just bruised and nothing is broken.
I only sold 8 out of 54 books today.
Miami is losing big time to the damn Patriots. Just one win guys. Just one win would be nice.
I don't feel good. My stomach doesn't know what is wrong with itself.
I didn't really sleep last night. And when I did, very strange and disturbing dreams.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cutie Alert

Another 50% sell day

Out of 16, 8 sold-Woohoo! Still not enough but I'll do what I have to do.

Friday, October 19, 2007



Well one book sold today. Tomorrow will hopefully be another successful day but I have a feeling that it won't. Still need to finish sorting my books. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow after I go into work in the morning. Been a very busy week and it seemed like today was an open house for people to come in and ask questions.
Tonight, I'm just going to relax and probably work on the gift for my dad. Sunday is, of course, football.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
-golden retriever-they're smart, cute, loyal lovable. I could go on and on

What does the color purple make you think of?
-my old childhood bedroom

Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
-30 minutes

Main Course
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
which side of the family do you want? on my mom-there's 3 and I'm extremely close to one of them. On my dad's....11 and I'm not close to any of them

Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
Jennifer Loves Olives

21 out of 78

That's how many sold yesterday. Luckily, I only have 2 posted to sell today and 1 of them will be selling. The other one is being watched-so there is hope for 100% selling day!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This just had me cracking up


This week's SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:

What proportion of your stitching is for your own personal use versus

-the majority of my stash is for gifts. Luckily for me, my stash is so huge so there are plenty of stuff for me...whenever I get the chance. Currently, all of my stitching is for gifts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Just finished the 2nd block of 4 for the gift for my mom. I haven't worked on this project in a while. I'll hopefully get more of it done this week and weekend along with some of the other stuff I'm working on.


That's how many books I sold today. That was almost half of what was posted on ebay. I still don't know what I'm going to do with all the extra books. My friend, Tracy, says to bring them down and we'll have a garage sale. I would be fine with that idea if I didn't have to either mail them or stuff them into a mini-van.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trying to relax

I'm beginning to realize that I'm driving myself batty in trying to get all of this stuff packed and shipped away. I need to stop and breathe just a tad. If I don't, I'm going to get really angry and really resentful-more than I already am. Even though Scott does deserve some of my anger and resentment, he doesn't deserve the over the top emotional wreckage that I could turn into...remember Jeremy and the daily world wars? No one deserves that...not even Jeremy. So tonight, I'm just going to take it easy. Probably do some crafting and maybe watch a movie.

Monday, October 15, 2007

14 out of 66

Slightly better percentage but still too many books that didn't sell. Still have about a total of one bookcase that needs to be taken care of. Just too many damn books!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

34 out of 180

Sigh. That's how many books I sold today. Major sighs. Anyone want any books? Please?

Cool picture

Unhappiness is...

seeing your team go 0-6.

Happiness is....

listening to the snoring of a sleeping cat

Happy Dance

Here's the completion of the gift for my brother for Christmas. I'll probably send it to him long before then just so it doesn't come with me when I move.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


And then there were four

Here's the latest for the gift for my brother. Just have one more square to do and then put it all together. Should be a happy dance very soon.

36 out of 116

That's how many books sold today. At least I'm getting some money so I have to be positive about that. That is if everyone pays for their books.

16 out of 86

That's how many books sold yesterday. Sigh. Anyone out there have any ideas of where I can send these books?

Friday, October 12, 2007

10 out of 52

That's how many books were sold yesterday on Ebay. Not a great percentage. Now I have find homes for the rest of them. I have 80+ selling today. many books to sell. And I'm still not done packing them up. Sigh.

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

When was the last time you were surprised?
-it's been a while-4 months aga

Fill in the blanks: My eyes are _blue_______, but I wish they were _brown_________.

If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be?
-I'd be a humpback whale named Ocean

Main Course
Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits.
-bathe, brush my teeth

What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not?
-Colgate total-it's the only kind I use so I must like it!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Last night

I managed to get a little stitching done on the gift for my dad. No pictures as I really didn't accomplish that much. Between posting books on ebay and just overall anxiety of this move, I haven't been able to do as much stitching as I want. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some more done tonight on another gift.


This week's SBQ was suggested by Ternezia and is:

What for you means to achieve mastery as a stitcher?

-just to be able to finish a project!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

555 total

And only 39 are going to sell. That's my current stats on ebay. I need to get rid of these books!!!!!! :-)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


It's official

I submitted my resignation on Friday. I had to wait until yesterday to make sure that they got it. My bosses are upset-they've been known to place bets on my life-haven't you guys learned anything yet? Some are upset that I'm leaving in general, meanwhile others are upset that I made them lose the bet. Some of my coworkers were surprised-I don't know why since I told them ahead of time that I was looking to leave.
It feels strange to resign from a place that I've been there for the past 6 years. They have seen me at my worst and my best. They've seen me at my craziness (Albany anyone?) and at my sanest (whatever that means). I will certainly miss them and I hope to keep in touch.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Happy Dance

I finished one of the several projects that I have lined up to make for my cousin. Can't show any pictures yet. But I can show you the great Halloween fob that Cindy made for me. I won a contest on her blog. Isn't she great?


That's how many things I have posted on ebay as of right now. I still have more books to go through. Where the hell did I get all of these books?!???

Saturday, October 06, 2007


More posting of books on ebay. Possibly playing a game. Tomorrow it's just me, the kids, and football. Probably will be getting some crafting done since I haven't done any in a week or so and I really want to get some projects done before I move.
Found out that my brother is moving to South Carolina and for the wrong reasons. Oh well. Hopefully, he'll learn sooner than later.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
-depends on what I have planned but usually 8 or 9

What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
-I don't think that there is a word that I don't like.

Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
-nope-kinda would clash with my regular glasses

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?

Name a beverage that you enjoy.
-Diet Coke

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I'm back

After a nice flight and a llloooonnnngggggg cab ride, I'm back in the apartment with the kids. It was nice to have Zeit meowing when she saw me and the rest of the kids noticing that I came home. Wish that things could have been left the way I left them or at least asked about but whatever. One more month.
I did get a job offer today. I wonder if they actually called my references!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Vacation is almost over

Just a few more hours and I'll be heading for home. I had another interview today-nailed it but unfortunately for them, they don't offer insurance benefits at this time so.....
I'll still be sending out my applications and resumes out to more places. I would like to get a job at one of the state psych hospitals so we'll see what happens.

Monday, October 01, 2007

I'm still alive

I've made it down here in NC safe and sound. Went and did some touristy stuff yesterday-went to the Museum of Sciene in Raleigh (they call this a city?). Today I had two interviews that I nailed. One wants me to come back for a second interview and the other wants to let me know by the time I leave here if they are going to offer me the position or not. I have a couple more lined up this week but it's looking like it's a go for me to move on down here. I'm missing my kids, even my step/foster child, Zeit. I'm missing Scott but not in an obsessive way-more of a I shouldn't be doing this by myself type-he should understand that. In other news, Jeremy-the infamous ex-husband of mine-and I are kinda talking. No interest in getting back together with him whatsoever. I'm missing Ken-no shocker there. I'm kinda missing my other friends back home in only the it's so much further from them than it used to be. Missing the blog friends. I'll be back soon!