Party of 4 - NY sports and beach loving family!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Missing out

I've been working like a dog lately and missing out on a lot. Last week ended our Go Live support so I had a full weekend to myself. Friday I met someone for dinner at a great Italian restaurant. I had a real nice time and hopefully there will be a good outcome. Saturday I held Croptoberfest at my house for my scrappers to have some uninterrupted scrapping time. I started my sister's bridal shower album, Jean started an album for her cousin, Geri worked on her granddaughters album and my Mom sorted her pictures into her Powersort box. We all got a lot done. My Dad went to the Rutgers game with a family friend and we met them at Tumulty's in New Brunswick for dinner. It was homecoming weekend so we waited a while before eating. David enjoyed watching the trains and running up and down the ramp. After dinner, we went home and my Mom decided to spend the night. Steve and I thought we'd take advantage of the built in babysitter and meet our cousins at The Breakfast Club. When we got there, we did not see their cars. I called Mike and sure enough, they decided not to go. So, we went home. No big deal. Sunday, my Mom and I walked the Memory Walk to benefit Alzheimer's. We did REAL well. On our way home, we stopped at IHOP, where Steve and David joined us. I ate a HUGE breakfast, which defeated the point of a very fast, long and up hill walk I had just completed. Oh well. When I got home I passed out on the couch watching the Giants game. When I woke up, David took a nap and I finished my sister's bridal shower album. We all went out to get Halloween candy once David woke up and picked up take out on our way home. After dinner we played and watched more football. I had a real nice weekend and I even felt relaxed. This week I'll be busy, but it will all be ok. I get to go back to my New Brunswick office on Wed and then I am off to FL on Sunday. Watch out Mickey, here we come!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Try this...

I found it on Jersey Girl's site. Bold all those that you ever were guilty of doing. When you are done, add one thing that is true about yourself to the end, then post the list to your blog.

I’ve run away from home.
I listen to political music.
I collect comic books.
I shut others out when I’m sad.
I open up to others easily.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I watch the news.
I own over 5 rap CDs.
I own an ipod. (MP3 player)

I own something from Hot Topic.
I love Disney movies.
I am a sucker for hair/eyes.
I don’t kill bugs.
I have “x”s in my screen name.
I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a real conversation.
I love Spam.
I bake well.
I would wear pajamas to school/work.
I own something from Abercrombie.
I have a job.
I love Martha Stewart.
I am in love with someone.
I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
I am self conscious.
I like to laugh.

I smoke a pack a day.
I loved Go Ask Alice.
I have cough drops when I’m not sick.
I can’t swallow pills.
I quit smoking.
I have many scars.
I’ve been out of this country.

I believe in ghosts.
I can’t sleep if there is a spider in the room.
I am really ticklish.
I love chocolate.
I bite my nails.
I am comfortable with being me.
I play computer games/video games when I’m bored.
Gotten lost in the city.
Saw a shooting star.
I have had 2 serious surgical procedures.
I have kissed a stranger.
Hugged a stranger.

Been in a fist fight with the same sex.
Been arrested.
Laughed and had milk/soda come out of your nose.
Pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
Made out in an elevator.
Sworn at my parents.
Kicked a guy where it hurts.
Been skydiving.
Been bungee jumping.
Broken a bone.
Played spin the bottle.
Gotten stitches.
Bitten someone.

Been to Niagara Falls.
Gotten the chicken pox.
Crashed into a car.

Been to Asia.
Ridden in a taxi.
Been fired.
Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.
Had a crush on a teacher/coach.
Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Been to Europe.
Slept with a co-worker.
Been married.
Gotten divorced.
Saw someone dying.
Driven over 400 miles in one day.
Been to Canada.
Been on a plane.
Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Thrown up in a bar.
Eaten Sushi.
Been snowboarding.
Been skiing.
Been ice skating.

Met someone in person from the internet.
Been to a car show.
Gone to college.
Done hard drugs.
Taken painkillers.
Met a celebrity.

I like playing practical jokes.
Seen all nine seasons of the X-Files.
Once swore Disco would never die.
Seen a ghost.
Attended a professional sporting event.
Attended a live rock concert.
Stayed up all night.

Lied about my name.
Thrown something at a spouse.
After a night out, have gone straight to work without going home.
I cut all the wires in my husband's car for spite.
Been engaged twice.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Whistle while you work?

I think not. Whistling would mean that I was enjoying my job - I am not. On Monday, we went live with the a appointment program. In order for there to be coverage and support for the people loading their appointments, my schedule was adjusted. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I worked from 6 am to 3 pm (no breaks) and Thursday from 1 pm to 8:30 pm. Luckily the loading went much faster than anticipated, so by Thursday afternoon, we were told we would go back to our 8 to 4 pm work day for Friday. Thursday I was scheduled till 10 pm, but the loaders left at 5:50 pm. You might wonder why I stayed almost 3 more hours...people like to make huge changes in the 13th hour. Friday was another one of those days, so I left after 5 pm. I was scheduled to work on Sunday (today) but because we were doing so well, we were under the WRONG impression that the weekend hours would not be needed. Needless to say, I am posting from work! Hopefully there will not be any major changes today. I'll let you know.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Dinner at Conch Joe's Posted by Picasa

Driving the boat Posted by Picasa

Dinner in Ponce Inlet Posted by Picasa

Bride to be with gifts Posted by Picasa

Quick Update

Sorry it's been so long! Last Wednesday we left for Florida. We went for a quick visit to Steve's parents house in Palm Coast and then off to Port St. Lucie for my sister's bridal shower. We had a great time at Steve's parents. They had a beautiful pool put in since the last time we've been there so we spent a lot of time in there. It is a salt water pool instead of chlorine - what a difference! David loved it too. He loved the jets and the 'rainforest'. We went fishing, out on the boat, out to dinner in Ponce Inlet, had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and shopped the outlets. Steve's Mom took us for a ride through St. Augustine. What a cool city. I can't wait to walk through it next time we're down. Steve's Dad is having knee replacement tomorrow, so he was still not feeling well. It was great to see them and hope to be going back soon. On Friday afternoon we drove down to Port St. Lucie. My cousin Mar and her husband Frank had come in from NJ that afternoon so we met for dinner. After dinner, we went to see my sister's new house. It's gorgeous! Very spacious and nicely decorated. Saturday was her shower at a Key West style restaurant in Jupiter. She had a great time and got some real nice gifts. I had all my family that could not attend the shower, create a scrapbook for her. She was so surprised and loved it. After the shower, we went to the Jupiter Beach Resort where she's getting married. I loved it! It is so classy and breathtaking. The rooms make you feel like you're on a tropical island. We watched the Yanks clinch the AL East at the ocean view bar! That night we went to dinner at a seafood restaurant with everyone - lots of fun. The next morning before we left, we had breakfast and then headed for the airport. Although we really enjoyed ourselves - it was nice to be home.