Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Clearing Away Some Boxes
After that I have spent most of the day clearing a path in my house. I can't believe I have so much JUNK. I know about 3/4 of it either needs to be stored away or thrown away, but I don't have the time or energy to do either. Nothing ever seems to fit back the way it was when I move, so instead of just hanging things up or sitting them out I make about a hundred piles, throw away the boxes and then try and make some kind of sense out of where to put things. I know I have got a lot done today but looking at it, it doesn't seem that way. I seem to be having one of those days where the harder I work the more behind I get. Oh well at lest I know when it is all put away it is MINE, no one is going to bother it or move it and I can relax. As for my daughter her apartment is looking good. She has it fixed up nice, and I am proud for her. Once things settle down a bit I will post some pictures of both places.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Where are the trees?
Labels: Random Thoughts
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Sore Bones and Tired Muscles
Life is good
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Saturday, April 22, 2006
Rain Rain Go Away
Well it is back to the boxes for now..
Labels: Random Thoughts
Friday, April 21, 2006
Also we have a delay on getting my computer back on line. It will be about a week and half before the cable can be turned on. I am not doing a phone separately but taking a "package deal". That means I will have to use the ex-s computer to check mail and/or blog. I hate delays!
Labels: Random Thoughts
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Do you remember as a kid swearing you would never be like mom. I know I did and in-spite of how hard I try, the older I get the more I become just like her. My mom is one of those annoying people that will buy something and return it. Not just once in awhile but everything time she buys something. She drives me crazy doing it, she drives the sales people crazy, and she wears herself out shopping only to turn around and shop some more. I use to laugh about it because she would buy one thing, get home with it and then decide she really didn't like it. Back to the store it would go. This wasn't so terrible, everyone does this once in awhile. I have noticed lately though that she buys several things because she can not make up her mind. She will take them home, once there she will pick one thing and take the rest back. I on the other hand buy a lot of second hand things, and usually plan ahead before I buy something new. I don't often buy on impulse and very rarely return anything I buy. That is why I had to laugh at myself tonight when I turned into my mother.
Remember a few days ago I mentioned how I had bought a microwave stand. Well after I got home and started thinking about it (and how much I paid for it) I decided I really didn't need it. Tonight I decided to take it back. My husband is working every night until midnight so my daughter came with me because it was heavy and I couldn't carry it by myself. It is hard enough to shop with an 11 month old, much less return tings but we drove over to the Target, found a parking spot and a cart, got it loaded and into the store. There was a long line and we got in it and waited. As I was standing there I kept looking at the picture on the box. I looked at my daughter, she looked at me. Hmmmm I thought to myself. I really do like this stand, and I do need it. I said to my daughter. I changed my mind. I am going to keep it. She looked at me like I had two heads, we got out of line and went back to the car. She told me as we were leaving the store. "Mom, you are turning into grandma"
My mom would be proud.
You Know You're From Virginia Beach When...
You say you're from "The Beach."
You just call it "The Boulevard."
The word "Weak" means "Funny."
Jet noise doesn't interrupt your conversations.
You don't think you have a southern accent.
You begin every sentence with "Dude."
You shake your head when someone calls it "Boogie-boarding."
The worst cut down in middle school was to be called a "Poser."
You know what 422-8823 is.
You're at the beach during a hurricane.
You've ever bleached your hair.
You can spot a Navy squid from a mile away.
You've been up in The Jewish Mother.
You've snuck into the old Cavalier Hotel Pool.
You haven?t been to "Wild Water Rapids" in years.
Your high school is smaller than the junior high school they just built next door.
You call it "Gang Run" instead of "Green Run."
You call T.C.C. "Virginia Beach University."
You think a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops are proper attire in February.
You've ever owned a beach-cruiser.
You vacation in Nags Head.
Beach week is every week for you.
You think Nova kids are a little weird.
You know that Volcom is a brand, not some guy from Star Trek.
You know that Hurley is a brand, not some generic Harley-Davidson.
Guy's volleyball doesn't seem that strange to you.
You know what a gerard golden is.
You've ever used a fake I.D. at the Pour House.
You can spot a Navy squid from a mile away.
You've spent time at Coney Island Games waiting for your movie at Pembroke.
You remember the mini-Epcot center at the beach.
You know "Chick?s Beach" is a misnomer.
You know the Haunted Fun House looks cooler on the outside than the inside.
You know what dome shots are, and you would like some of them in the near future.
You've seen Rudy from Survivor in Farm Fresh, buying beef jerky and tampons.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Virginia Beach.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
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Saturday, April 15, 2006
The photo shown came off the website and does not do justice to the picture itself. It is a blend of aqua, blues and greens, which are the colors in the shower curtain.
She left happy and we headed next door to Target where she bought a set of cookware and a toaster. I found a new microwave stand which will match the old wooden cupboard I have in the dining room. It has a drawer in the middle plus an under cabinet. The top is butcher block that is the same color as my table top. I really didn't have to have a stand but I wanted to free up some counter space and it gives me an extra drawer for potholders and that type of things. The kitchen here only has two small drawers. Anyway I'm happy. There is only one small problem.
Between the two stores I came to the conclusion that everything I have packed away in boxes should just be tossed in the trash. My things are old and ugly and out of style..Sigh...
I tend to be very eclectic in what I buy and I have a jumble of this and that. Plus I made a big mistake a few years ago and got a blue living room suite. Blue is a very hard color to match with today's fashions. I hope to slowly buy some new things and when I do the thrift store shoppers will be happy.
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Friday, April 14, 2006
What Type of Fae are you.
What type of Fae are you?
I found this to be an amusing quiz. I answered some of the questions a bit off from what I knew the "correct" answer should be just for fun, and was surprised that it came out as it did. I probably am a Elf. It drives me crazy when I am out of my comfort zone. I thrive on balance..
Check it out and see what type you are.
Labels: Just For Fun
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Taking a peek
That is side one..
The other side works the same way.
G & H is down five, I & J is up five and K & L is the top floor. I hope all that makes sense.
Anyway my complaint is that I am one of the units that you go down the five steps. It just reminds me of a basement. It is not as open to street and I feel like I am going to be in a hole.
Thankfully the back yard is level and we will have a large dining room window next to a sliding glass door and so I can step out onto my patio and then yard.
I am just not happy with the front which is where my bedroom windows will be. I am one of those people that thrive on natural light. I was hoping to get the middle unit. That is the level my daughter is on. I like the fact that she can hear anyone coming past the door, and also her balcony is private. She can step out onto a deck of her own instead of a concrete slab with dirt that anyone walking by can stand on..
I suppose I will get use to it though and I am thankful that I will have my own home again, so I try to smile.
On the bright side, I was able to get a peek at the apartment this evening. Maintenance was working in it and they let me in. It looks ok, the cabinets are pretty shabby but all of them in this complex seem to be old. I will have new counters and new carpet and fresh paint. That at lest is a bright spot. I just keep repeating one more week one more week one more week.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
What Planet Are You From
Monday, April 10, 2006
In The Yard
I love this flower and it reminds of two special ladies. My friend Sharon and her mom Doris. This patch is from original cuttings that Doris had in her yard. When Doris passed away the phlox was forgotten for many years. Life went on and Sharon moved away. One year while visiting my ex and I she went by her mom's old house. The phlox was in bloom so she went to the door and ask the new home owner if she could have some of it. She divided it with me. I planted some and gave my mom some. Both Sharon's and mine died not long after being transplanted, but my mom's thrived and has come back every year.
While taking pictures of it I happened to look over in the corner of the front yard and saw this group of clay critters.
They made me smile and I hope they make you smile too.
A day in court
Anyway what this means for the daughter is she will lose her license. We are not sure yet. The letter will come from DMV. In the mean time no one is happy. The apartment complex is still jerking us around about our own unit. MAYBE we will hear something today. They CLAIM they can get us in, they just don't know how to fix the paper work so that it reads correctly in case the fair housing people check in on them. It sounds to me like they need to calibrate there office staff. Maybe they are in cahoots with the cop..Sounds dirty to me..
Labels: Family Life
Saturday, April 8, 2006
Also my hubby enjoyed seeing one of the young ladies boobs falling halfway out of her low cut blouse. I personal loved her toes which she was showing because she had kicked her shoes off under the table.
Can you tell we had a great night?
Next time I will drive through taco bell and just call it a night.
By the way, this was not a table full of kids. This was six adults in there 30's to 40's..
As I said EWWWWWWW
Friday, April 7, 2006
Our Birth Number
Our Birth Date describes who we are, what we are good at
and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to
learn and the challenges we are facing.
To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the Birth
Date together, like in the following example, until there is only one
A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want
to be. It will just color your choice differently and give you a little
Example: March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2
2 is the birth number
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number.
#1 THE ORIGINATOR
#2 THE PEACEMAKER
#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
#4 THE CONSERVATIVE
#5 THE NONCONFORMIST
#6 THE ROMANTIC
#7 THE INTELLECTUAL
#8 THE BIG SHOT
#9 THE PERFORMER
# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR - 1s are originals. Coming up with new ideas
and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another
trait that gets them labeled as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are
extremely honest and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to
take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to the
best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson to
learn: Others' ideas might be just as good or better and to stay open
minded. Famous 1s - Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett,
Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.
#2 - THE PEACEMAKER - 2s are the born diplomats. They are aware of
others' needs and moods and often think of others before
themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive they don't like to be
alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them
to be Successful in life, but on the other hand they'd rather be alone
than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy, they should
learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize
the moment and not put things off. Famous 2s - President Bill
Clinton, Madonna, Whoopie Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY - 3s are idealists. They are very
creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things,
but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go
to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and idealistic.
They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view.
Famous 3s - Alan Alda, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith,
Salvador Dali, Jodi Foster.
# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE - 4s are sensible and traditional. They
like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what
they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and
working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with
nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and
persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to
themselves. Famous 4s - Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey.
# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST - 5s are the explorers. Their natural
curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They
need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is
their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The
questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they
take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to
conclusions. Famous 5s - Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte,
Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.
# 6 - THE ROMANTIC - 6s are idealistic and need to feel useful to
be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their
actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of
others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers.
They Like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship
seriously. 6s should learn to differentiate between what they can
change and what they cannot. Famous 6s - Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour,
John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn.
#7 - THE INTELLECTUAL - 7s are the searchers. Always probing for
hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face
value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in lif
they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a
fast start, and their motto is "slow and steady wins the race." They
come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes
as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers
uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own
world and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world
at large. Famous 7s - William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael
Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana, Vince Ricciardi.
# 8 - THE BIG SHOT - 8s are the problem solvers. They are
professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They
have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of
people. They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain
terms that they are the boss. They should learn to base their decisions
on their own needs rather than on what others want. Famous 8s - Edgar
Cayce, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostradamus.
#9 - THE PERFORMER - 9s are natural entertainers. They are very
caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their
charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to
them. They have so many different personalities that people around them
have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever
changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer
from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build
a loving foundation. Famous 9s Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine,
Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley
Labels: Just For Fun
We have been trying for over two weeks now to get an approval to move into an apartment in the same complex as my daughter. Unfortunately our credit sucks. This is causing problems. We have someone willing to co-sign and we thought that everything was a go, only to find out today they have to check and see if they can accept a co-signer..
I'm tired, my soul is tired. I just want NORMAL in my life. I can only take so much I want to kick and cry and throw a complete temper tantrum. I'm mad at the entire world.
Life pretty much sucks.
Thursday, April 6, 2006
50 Things About Me:
1. What is your middle name? Ann
2. Were you named after anyone? Not that I know of
3. What size is your bed? Queen
4. Do you play an instrument? No
5. What was the last thing you ate? Ben and Jerry's New York Super Chunky Fudge Ice Cream
6. Last person you hugged? My Grandson
7. How is the weather right now? cool and dry
8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My Aunt
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Eyes
10. Do you have a significant other? Yes, My Hubby
11. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? Probably
12. Do you drink? Not really unless it is a sip of something to celebrate a special occasion
13. Ever get so drunk you don't remember the entire night? Nope
14. Hair color? Reddish brown, but it would be gray if I didn't dye it
15. Eye color? Blue
16. Favorite sport? Football
17. Favorite animal? Cats, and dogs
18. Favorite season? Fall
19. Ever cried for no reason? Yes
20. Last movie you watched? Saturday Night Fever (rerun on TV)
21. What book are you reading (or last book read)? Can't remember, I haven't bought a book in awhile.
22. What's the furthest you've been from home? Utah
23. What's On Your Mouse Pad? Mountains with a rainbow
24. Favorite Smell? patchouli
25. If you could live any where, where would it be? I would stay right where I am.
26. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Purple
27. What is the least favorite thing about yourself? Weight
28. What is the thing you like most about yourself? Personality
29. What did you watch on TV last night? I can't remember
30. Piercings? Yes, ears
31. Do you have a tattoo? Yes, a butterfly on my left ankle
32. Favorite movie? Gone with the wind
33. What are you doing right now? blogging,
34. Any pets? not at the moment, but getting one in a few weeks
35. Dog or cat? cat
36. Favorite flower? Roses, or daffodils
37. Have you ever done a random act of kindness for someone? Yes
38. Have you ever loved someone? Yes!!
39. Who would you like to see right now? My grand daughter
40. Would you bungee jump? No Way
41. Have you ever fired a gun? Yes
42. Do you like to travel by plane? Not really
43. Right or left handed? Right
44. If you could be with someone right now, who would it be? My grand kids
45. How many pillows do you sleep with? 1
46. Are you missing someone? Yes (granddaughter)
47. Do you wish on stars? Every chance I get
48. Do you watch cartoons on Saturday morning? Not any more but I use to
49. Do you sing in the shower? No
50. What is your favorite take out food? Pizza
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Do you know me?
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Babysitter, When I was a teenager for 50 cents an hour
2. Rices Department Store as a sales clerk (first real job)
3. Delivered Auto Parts
4. Customer service desk for a large mall.
Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Good Morning VietNam
2. Steel magnolias
3. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
4. Gone With the Wind
Four Places I have Lived 1
1. Lagrange, Georgia
2. San Diego , CA.
3. Bainbridge MD
4. Knoxville TN
Four TV shows I like to watch:
1. Ghost Whispers
Four places I have gone on vacation:
1. Disneyland, FL
3. Pigeon Forge TN.
Four websites I visit daily:
Four of my favorite foods:
2. Any kind of sea food.
Four places I would rather be right now:
3. Out in the country on a big farm
4. Salem MA.
Four friends who I have tagged
Who ever wants to do this.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
I found this idea on another website and thought I would use it on my blog today. . Doing a memory sounds like fun. Even though I am a little late getting it in since the clock says it is really Tuesday already I thought it might be fun so I am going to give it a try.
About ten years ago when I was still married to my ex, I spent the night in a cave with 100 kids. Yep you read it right. A Cave! This is how it happened. My ex was teaching NJROTC at the time in Knoxville TN. Part of the job was taking the kids on field trips. The best I remember this trip was probably to learn survival. I am sure though that I am the only one who worried if I would survive. Our group actually only consisted of about 20 kids, but we had both boys and girls. We went toThe Lost Sea Which is a cavern in Sweetwater, Tennessee. It is a beautiful cave, and is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest underground lake. We took what is called "The Wild Tour" which took us into parts of the cave that is not open to the general public. It had very narrow passage ways and tiny openings. It was a lot of fun, and the best part was we spent the night. The cave itself was very muddy and damp. It wouldn't have been so bad, but the night that we were there so were the boy scouts. Yep, about 100 of them for a jamboreee. Here we were with about 8 high school girls and the rest was boys. Needless to say I did not get any sleep that night.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
I found a few treasures along the way
Even the ants and spiders came out
To play among the flowers and enjoy the warm sunshine
Later in the day we met up with family for a picnic at the park.
We ended the day watching the ducks swim on the water.
I am so glad spring has finally arrived.
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Turning The Wheel To April
As promised..Here are my pictures for the wheel of the year. Notice how the leaves have changed on the tree since I posted at the beginning of March..
Nothing much changed on the porch. I think I added a chair, and the neighbors still haven't moved there car..Redneck central. ha ha.
Enjoy your day everyone..
Labels: Wheel Of The Year Photos