Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I was in a funky mood all day. Probably due to the lack of sleep that I've been experiencing and understanding that I'm getting really sick and tired of the selfish people in my life. Plus, it didn't help that I was stuck in a training all day. A training where I was with CEOs, COOs, CFOs who decide that it's more important to speak with others instead of actually being quiet and getting an understanding of what the presenters are trying to discuss. And then the stupid questions....
This morning I'm not really all that much better even though I did sleep but had strange dreams...mud wrestling anyone?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


So before I have to head out to a training/meeting.....
I watched a lot of movies this weekend. Jerome had sent me the rest of season of Dexter so I was able to catch up on that on Saturday. I was happy to see the little twists and turns. Sunday, Joey and I watched some movies and relaxed.
I started a new project-a needlepoint project for my aunt and uncle for their little camp in Upstate NY. I've almost finished it already so I'm happy.
Yesterday I started exercising again...slowly as I'm still trying to recover from my surgery. Man, I'm really out of shape and I need to get back to where I'm feeling comfortable within myself again. It's difficult because Joey feels that he needs to gain weight and I need to lose weight. Too bad we don't have a magic wand and do a little switch-a-roo.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

In other news....

I actually made it a whole day yesterday at work. Painkillers and antibiotics can be a good thing and I'm not one to take medication.
Of course, when I got home, found out that my bank situation was never fixed (they were supposed to take off a pending transaction) and almost didn't want to give me back all of my fees...dem bastards. But I prevailed. And I was able to go out to dinner with Joey last night AND even manage to get groceries. Wow! I might even have more than enough to repay rent AND keep getting gas. Just simply amazing.

I'm an official "Redneck"

and I have the hole in my mouth to prove it.
A couple of years ago my last baby tooth came out-there was never any permenant tooth underneath it. So I had the pleasure of getting a crown and the whole nine yards. Well, last night, while chewing some gum, it came out. The best thing...I have NO health insurance. So now I have to debate on going to a dentist and paying more money that I don't have, attempt to find some cheap insurance, or do nothing and live up to my "redneck" life style.

Happiness is.....

a new live Tori Amos CD from 1992

Cutie Alert

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another day

I finally got some antibiotics yesterday. Can you imagine a doctor not prescribing antibiotics after surgery?
Last night I finally caught up on the blogs that I've been reading and even worked a little on the cross stitch for my mom. Hopefully tonight, with Joey's assistance, I'll have a picture from my camera to post on it.
Not much else going on in the exciting world of Jen.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Best news I've heard in a long time

My dad is cancer free.

Yesterday/Last night

Another crazy day yesterday at work as supervisor. Back to back meetings. Dealing with stupidity and not understanding why it has to be this way. All of this with a fever. Joy.
When I got home, Suzie would not leave me alone...not sure why. She's always bugging me for attention. Not that I really mind. Last night I was debating on working on the cross-stitch for my mom or finally catching up on the blogs that I used to read every day. Well, the blogs won out. After about an hour and fifteen minutes, I still wasn't completely caught up. It's nice to see what has been happening with my blog friends. Some have added new additions to their families, others have lost. Some are stitching away while others have been like me and life has taken over from their time.
I had a hard time sleeping last night. I probably slept all of 3-4 hours. Not a good thing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I'm going to attempt to get back to writing on here more often. I feel that with everything going on, I need an outlet. So with that being said....I had surgery Saturday. I'm trying to recover but yesterday I had severe pains and a fever. Thought that I was going to have to go to the ER. Unfortunately I don't know how high the fever was. Not surprising, I feel fine this morning. The fever broke while I was trying to sleep.
Joey has started school and is enjoying it which I'm thrilled for him. Unfortunately, times like last night, I could have used his comfort. But Scott and Denise were there and I thank both of them. Yes, you read it correctly, Scott. Like most people, he's going through his own stress and I hope that I was a little bit helpful last night. He was able to get my mind off my body and made me miss Zeit even more.
I've been watching a lot of DVDs from Netflix. It seems like that is all I can afford to do. That and all the books and crafts I've obtained over the years. Speaking of crafts, I'm still working on the Linus and Lucy latch hook and the cross-stitch for my mom. I should probably charge up my digital camera so I can start taking pictures of at least the cross-stitch.
Hope that everyone out there is doing well.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:


Name a color you find soothing.
-blues and grays


Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.
-in a big Xerox parking lot with my dad


What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of?

Main Course

Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see?
-Tori Amos or Live


What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)?

Long time

I haven't been keeping up with this except for the cute pictures of dogs or other random things. There has been some things going on in my life that I'm chosing not to make public-God forbid I start an uproar with decisions that I make. With the most recent decision, I'm actually doing a much better job in handling it then I thought I would.
I've been working on some crafting projects-a Linus and Lucy Holiday Latch hook-not sure what I'm going to do with it once I'm done-might try to sell it. And a cross-stitch project for my mom. It's of a teacup-since she's been collecting tea pots, I've been trying to find things that are around that theme.
I've finally finished the Harry Potter series. Wasn't too bad. It's a shame that people have seemed to go back to not reading. Thank you land of TV and video games.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008


It's kinda strange how life changes on you so quickly. Packing up my life and getting the hell out of dodge aka NYC, then moving out of Tracy's, then being here with Joey all within a very short period of time. Tomorrow, Joey starts school. We're both broke thanks to this move and recession. I'm still trying to establish a crafting schedule for myself-doesn't help that we don't have any furniture in our living room and the lighting in the whole apartment stinks. I did manage to finish something for an exchange project which will be heading overseas today...finally. My reading time is picking up. I actually finished 3 books in!

Thursday, April 03, 2008


That's the way my life has been lately. Stress at work due to people not always wanting to do their work and me having to be the one to give the consequences.
Homelife...would be nice if we had furniture and money but that will come. The most important thing is that the cats are happy.


This week's SBQ was suggested by Terri
( and is:

What items do you consider essential to your needlework that you keep
in your stitching bag?

-What's a stitching bag? Obviously I don't consider things essential. The way that I do my projects is that I have the kit or guide along with the fabric and threads necessary. Plus a needle, can't forget the needle!