Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year coming

Hard to believe tomorrow is New Year's Eve. This year, as usual I am not celebrating too late because I have to work on New Year's Day. I don't mind except I am being assigned to a unit to do patient care. Depends on the unit also and how much staff there is. I hope people don't call in because they are "sick". I get paid double tomorrow. Sounds great, but the person who has that day off normally has gotten paid for it too, 3 times in the last few weeks too! So they get paid to take a day off and get the same amount I do to work. I hate that!
We went out shopping today at the Salvation Army store and I got 3 pair of Levi's to post on e-bay. Haven't gotten around to it yet, probably will soon however. Levi's seem to sell well. I got two jeans for myself and one doesn't fit of course. I really need to go on a "healthy eating plan" fast! I won't call it Diet! No more white for me, white bread, flour, sugar, pasta etc... Lots of veggies, yogurt, fruit, whole grains etc...

We are expecting some weather to come in for tomorrow.. Cold too. Hope it is nice in other parts of the country! Enjoy your New Year's eve everyone!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Day after Christmas

Christmas has come and gone in a flash again. We had a good day, quiet. The kids loved their gifts and we had a nice lasagna for dinner. I got a fantastic digital video camera! Takes video and stills! Today I was brought low by a severe allergy attack and missed going to Albany with Rich to visit his family. I feel bad about not going. I can't say I'm not enjoying the quiet time however! :) I have a regular work week coming up starting work tomorrow. I work New Year's day this year. I don't mind, I really don't celebrate the New Year. I am going to make a resolution however, to eat better and get healthy. I am not going to say the words "diet" or "loose weight". I am going to view any weight loss as an added bonus to my "getting healthier" goal! I hope everyone had a good Christmas too and are looking forward to the New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve!

The big day is almost here! Still have more shopping to finish up. Grocery store stuff. Then lots more wrapping. I need to enlist the man to help out with this! What is your favorite Christmas carol? Mine is "O Holy night". I have that on my music playing. Josh Groban is singing it and he has a wonderful God given voice. Everyone have a safe and happy day today!


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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How lovely


It is so nice to sit here typing with my lovely cat Brownie on my lap purring away. She gave me a fright this morning. I opened the front door to let the dog in and she went out! She didn't go but a foot out the door and stopped and I coaxed her back in. I don't want her gone again! We have nearly two feet of snow outside. I hate it! Too early for this! I did some more shopping last night. Good old Target. I had got a leopard print throw for Sarah's bed and last night they had the matching pillows on sale too! So I grabbed those. Also a Bratz doll and a Fur real babies Chipmunk. Its the cutest little thing! Got the boys another game. $60 bucks for a stupid game! Here I complain about how much time they spend online and we feed the addiction. I had two gift certificates from a charity at my work that paid for it. They were very generous and got them clothes and toys also. I am grateful for the help I recieved this year. I have a ton of wrapping to do still! Have to go out tonight and finish things up. Sarah will be staying late and her Grandmother's Christmas eve for a family gathering there. Her aunt, uncle and father will be there. I hope her father gets her something, he didn't even call her on her birthday. Last year he got her a BB gun for Christmas and she doesn't even get to use it because he keeps it at his house and she doesn't go there.
Well enough of him. Have to go to work! Linda

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Interesting things in Texas






My sister and her family went to Texas and did some geocaching and found some interesting things! If you need to go potty at this cemetery, you are all set!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas?


Apparently I've been wishing for a white Christmas because its coming! Got over 8 inches between yesterday and today and more coming tomorrow! Now I like snow as much as the next person, but this is ridiculous! I better buy another shovel and stock up on salt and birdseed! I sent the boys out today to clear some of the driveway and they were out there for 2 minutes claiming it was "good enough". Rich has kept most of it cleared. When I was a kid there was no such thing as "good enough". We went out there and shoveled for hours! Of course a nice hot cup of cocoa was waiting for us after! That was reward enough in those days. Now the kids are lazy and spoiled. I know I only have myself to blame for that. My daughter got a real attitude this morning because we had to go to Albany and she could not find her Nintendo DS. She was sure it was on the couch and that Travis was laying on it. She carried on and refused to get ready until she had it. I finally lost my temper and yelled at her and practically dragged her out the door. She whined and carried on in the car for 1/2 hour and when we got nearly home later she remembered it was by her bed. She has quite the attitude, stomping about and yelling at me and she is only 9! If I ever acting like that, I would of gotten it and good!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Comments on Sassy Senior

Yes, I realize it is hard for some people to believe what some of these seniors say. I work in a nursing home with some of the sickest and most disabled seniors from our community. After a while, some of them forget the boundries between what is right and what is wrong and some of the men can get downright frisky! I have been proposed too, groped, grabbed, leered at and told all kinds of nasty things. Just because they are old they don't loose that "drive". Some of the women talk like that too! I'm not saying all of them are like that, it is quite the exception, but it happens. They don't get in trouble unless its a persistant problem and they know what they are doing. We are instructed to ignore the behavior or tell them it's "inappropriate". Physical assaults are treated a little differently of course. We tell them it is not appropriate and if they don't stop we get a supervisor. So yes... they do that!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another snow storm



Yep, in for some more snow tomorrow. I hope I don't get stuck at work. One of our seniors invited me to spend the night in his bed if I do. He said we don't sleep side to side but top to bottom! I asked him if that means he sleeps under the bed.. LOL! Then he said his bed is like the Mayflower, once you are on board you can't get off and have to go across. Here are pictures of Brownie feeling right at home. Also me and Buzzy!



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Canon

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Brownie came home!


This is not a picture of my cat, but one that looks very similar. Karl told me today that Brownie was on the front steps, so while there have been sightings lately, I doubted I would actually get her. When I opened the door I saw her crawling under the car. I got a bag of food and shook it and she came running and calling! I scooped her right up and brought her in the house. She is now in Sarah's room and beginning to relax and is enjoying alot of attention! I'm so glad she is home and hope she stays!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My sister


I found out yesterday that my sister is going to need a HIP replacement! She is only 44! She said she has no range of motion in it and it is bone on bone. I was very surprised to find this out. I have been having hip problems myself for a couple years. My doctor says it is bursitis. I might ask for an x-ray. I'm supposed to go to a specialist anyhow..



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Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice storm pictures





As you can see, we have power, but alot of people are out of power since last night. We were lucky. This area is usually one of the first without. There was much more ice south of us near the capital, Albany.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ice storm


We are expecting an ice storm overnight tonight. We were supposed to get just snow but now the forecast has been changed to ice. Pretty sure school will be closed tomorrow. Worked most of the week and have tomorrow off. This week was a struggle with Sarah not feeling well and myself not feeling well. I feel better now and Sarah does also. I put her back on her insulin pump and she is doing pretty good with it. The nurse is impressed with Sarah's knowledge of how to work it. She is of course supervised. We had a holiday decorating contest at work and the decorating this year sure went to a whole new level. One unit was a Funky Monkey Christmas. Another did a Hawaiian theme as well as the Nutritional Services dept. There was also a Gingerbread Lane and a Polar Express theme. I will try and remember to bring my camera this weekend to take pictures. I just have to make sure I don't photograph any residents. Against work policy of course for privacy of residents.

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY.

A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY... SCHOHARIE VALLEY... GREATER CAPITAL DISTRICT... LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION... NORTHERN TACONICS AND ALL OF SOUTHERN VERMONT FROM LATE THIS MORNING INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE... SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WARNING AREA... WITH ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF ICE ACCRETION POSSIBLE FROM THE CAPITAL REGION AND SCHOHARIE VALLEY NORTH INTO THE SARATOGA REGION... AS WELL AS ACROSS SOUTHERN VERMONT. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THIS REGION... AS WELL AS PROPERTY DAMAGE DUE TO FALLING TREE LIMBS. TRAVEL WILL ALSO BECOME HAZARDOUS.

IN ADDITION TO THE ICE... SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 6 INCHES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE... WHICH WOULD ONLY EXACERBATE THE ICING PROBLEM. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR IN THE MOHAWK AND SCHOHARIE VALLEY REGIONS WHERE 3 TO 6 INCHES WILL FALL..WHILE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL ACCUMULATE RIGHT IN THE GREATER CAPITAL DISTRICT AS WELL AS SOUTHERN VERMONT.

FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT AND OCCASIONALLY MIX WITH A LITTLE SNOW... ESPECIALLY NORTH OF ALBANY. PRECIPITATION WILL BE MAINLY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TONIGHT... ESPECIALLY FROM THE CAPITAL REGION NORTH AND EAST INTO SARATOGA AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE BACK TO SNOW FRIDAY MORNING... WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.

THE FREEZING RAIN IS THE RESULT OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS EVENING... WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST NEAR... OR JUST TO THE EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. THIS STORM WILL REACH THE BOSTON AREA BY LATE FRIDAY.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.



Sunday, December 7, 2008

My farm, my Mom, my Daughter




Look at this little girl. How pretty and grown up looking she is getting to be! Hard to believe she is 9 already. She is posing after her concert last week. Now she is still little enough to sit on Santa's lap. That picture was taken at the Circle of Life camp Christmas party. It is for children with diabetes and their families. They gave a gift to each child and has veggies and dip. Then pizza and cookies. Also some medical companies were there giving out things like T-shirts, backpacks, free meters! I love free stuff!
I have started playing Myfarm on facebook. What a fun little application that is. Growing veggies and raising animals. My farm is pretty pathetic right now, but hopefully I'll get there.
I talked to my Mom the other day and was upset because her diabetes Dr. seems to think her heart is going and she may have blockages etc.. She is having problems with her legs and with weakness. She has been having seizures also. I am so worried about her and wish I could go down and be with her...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Brownie

I'm not sure if any of you remember my cat Brownie that ran off when Rich moved in with his dog. I saw her last night and called her. She seemed to recognize me and want to come to me but she was afraid and ran under an abandoned trailer. She looked healthy however and well fed, so I will put food there for her and hope she stays warm.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New items in E-bay



New items added to my e-bay listings! Link on right near top..Clothing such as fleece pullovers, sweatshirts, jeans and a gorgeous wild bird tote!
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Isn't this a great tag? It is by Donna of D's Designs. She makes all sorts of great tags and snags.
I feel like I might be coming down with a cold, I hope not. I hate colds. Of course I hate stomach bugs worse than colds. I am going to try and hit up a thrift shop today in Ballston Spa and look for some clothes. I sold a pair of black Levi's jeans that I got for $1.00 for $20.00. Maybe it was one of you that bought them, if so thanks and I hope you aren't mad! I sold a regular blue pair for much less. I also got myself two nice sweatshirts with a winter design on them. Like new for less than $5 and the shipping was very reasonable. It is certainly a learning curve for selling. Figuring out what is hot and what is not.
It is a cold, clear morning. I went out to take out the dog and all the stars are out. Made me think of the song "Our God is an awesome God!".
I was glad to hear that most people had a good holiday and most also seem to be looking forward to the next one!
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Another E-bay plug

I've got several new items up for bidding on my E-bay. The link to my page is on the right !

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday sales

Ok how many of you went out today? I broke tradition and actually went out today to JC Penny. Got some clothes. Jeans for 11.99 and 13.99 plus some tops. Stuff for me too! A pretty sweater, a zip up fleece and a holiday long sleeve T. I did some online shopping too and got something for my honey and some things for the kids! I can say that I got a X-box 360 Guitar Hero set for the kids with two guitars! Also a couple games for Sarah. I am expecting some gifts from a couple charity organizations from the kids. So no more shopping for me for a bit. I think I may get some gift certs for the kids to use.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I have good memories of Thanksgiving as a little girl. My Mom always fixed a big feast with all the usual goodies. Turkey, stuffing (homemade), gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce and usually 3 different kinds of pie! I liked helping my Mom make the stuffing especially. She made alot so we spend alot of time ripping up bread! Anyhow, today I am spending it at home with Rich and the kids and Rich invited a bachelor friend up from Albany. So he will be joining us also! One of the turkeys in this picture I put up might be in our oven today! The picture is from the farm where we got the turkey.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

E-bay

A little self advertising. On the right is a link to my e-bay page where I have a few items up for auction. Take a look, maybe you'll find something you like!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Santa has issues!


This Santa has been face down now for 3 nights in a row! I wonder if he is checking to see if the moles have been Naughty or Nice?

New pics

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blooming rosebud


My little girl is growing up. We have noticed physical signs of development recently at the tender age of 9! Yes apparently this is normal. I myself was a late bloomer so find this a little disturbing to see my "little" girl turning into a young woman!
We have been having cold weather lately. A bit of snow flurries too. Thanksgiving is next week. Hard to believe! I have not starting shopping yet for Christmas.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Congratulations Jimmie Johnson!


Winner of the 2008 Sprint cup championship! Way to go! 3 in a row!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Guest book


I have added a guest book to the bottom of my page, scroll on down and sign it! Thanks!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I like to move it!


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Clarence Dart- Congressional Medal of Honor recipient


I just met a famous veteran in these parts on Veteran's day. He is Clarence Dart. His son used to be my math teacher in elementary school. I never realized how important he was until just recently. He was a member of the Tuskegee airmen. A black squadron who served in WW2. He is also a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. If you click on his name above, there is an interview there where he tells his life story up to his involvement in WW2.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More pics from New England

Harbor seals
Piranah at Aquarium
Near Old Saybrook

Ocean beach park

Does it still work?

Entrance to Ft. Griswold St. Park

Monday, November 10, 2008

New England mini vacation

Oh what a great weekend Rich and I had. No kids! We went down thru Connecticutt and stopped in the little town of Norfolk to see where he used to live and to do some caching. There is a cemetary there that is the resting place of a famous man who was born into slavery and went on to be quite a spectacular person.


We also did a little caching there in Norfolk!



Here I am getting wet feet! We spent the night at the Day's Inn at Old Saybrook where Katherine Hepburn used to live. Not at the Day's Inn of course! We ate at a local fish place which was very good but crowded and noisy.
The next day we headed out toward Mystic and stopped to see the ocean and say some beautiful views!
I think I am going to make a slide show tonight to show everyone the pictures. If someone can give me some hints on how to get my photos where I want them on here instead of clustered at the top and then having to try to drag them into the proper position that would be great. I am getting very frustrated with this whole deal with the photos. Some of them won't drag where I want them to go... Seems they should go where the cursor is instead of to the top.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday!


I am so glad it is Friday! I have the weekend off, but as all of you know, weekends off fly by so fast, you wonder if you even had one! I had a bad day at work yesterday, I was so tired and lethargic all day I was sick with it. I don't know if I didn't sleep well, I have a suspicion that I may have sleep apnea.
Have all of you noticed the fast decrease in the price of gas? Every day its is becoming quite fun to drive by the gas station and take note of how much further the price has dropped.
I took Sarah to the bookfair at her school last night. She got a book on Pokemon characters. I wished she had picked an actual reading book but....
The local DARE officer also called to invite Sarah to the annual Christmas party. They host it for low income families mostly. I guess we qualify this year to an extent. She will be getting boots. I hope they are at least somewhat "girly". Not much else going on in my little corner of the world. This cute tag is from Dimah. I will add the link to her journal later.