Monday, July 28, 2008
I'm running around doing laundry and laying out clothes today for my trip back home (and to Joplin). I'll be gone for 3 wks and will attempt to post something during that time but no promises -- especially since I'll be visiting those who read my blog! :-) Yay for family, friends and scrapping lessons! :-P
Saturday, July 26, 2008
2. What are three things you could do without? Spiders, birds that sound like injured cats, runny noses.
3. What are three things you are thankful for? Cool weather, email, friends/family
4. If you could, would you quit your job? Well not working at the moment and getting bored, however if I didn't have to work I think I would be able to volunteer and have a ball doing that. (Especially at an animal shelter!)
5. If you were to leave today, where would you hit the road to? MO!
6. If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going...skiing while I live up north here!
7. What three things do you think of when you think of Saturday? Will my honey have to work this weekend, fewer people on email, yay for weekends!
8. What three things are you terrible at?-Writing interesting blogs, tracking my cell minutes, math of most any sort.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I met more really nice people yesterday. I went to the chiropractor (awesome adjustment) and his office lady was SO nice and told me about all the festivals in town. I figured I'd list them in case any of them interested ya'll. Obviously I missed some in July so I'll start w/ September when I'll be back in town.
Sept 5-7 - Niagara County Peach Festival --- YUMM!!
Sept 20 - Lewiston Country Fair
Sept 27-28 Harvest Festival and Craft Show.
I'm most excited about the Peach festival - I'm always good with food!!! Apparently they make a peach cobbler that's to die for!!
Have a great day all!
(And by the way - I just saw on TV a Chihuahua and Lab mix. Now not to be too inquisitive but....HOW ON EARTH!?!?!?!)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I cannot believe how much laundry 2 people can generate - and how I forgot about that fact while I was working and my husband did most of it.
I cannot believe I made it home from the grocery store on my bike w/ 2 bags of ice!
I cannot believe my best friend is off to EUROPE w/o me in less than a week! And if she doesn't bring back a million pictures and stories and such I will be one unhappy camper!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I found the library yesterday - they had a huge kids program going on and one of the kids had the giggles so bad it made me start giggling. So funny. I had lunch at the Orange Cat w/ Danielle - they're salads and sandwiches are really good and cheap!
Then my dear husband got home about 6 (I know - SHOCKING) and we went to dinner w/ Cole and Danielle. We went to an Irish Pub here in town - I had the steelhead sandwich which is a type of salmon served open-faced. (Kt you'd love it).
Today I am waiting to see when someone will come to look at the light fixture, and going over to play w/ Danielle's fluff-ball dog. Her name is Sophie, she's only a year old and this way she doesn't have to be alone for 12 hours while Cole is at work since Danielle is flying out this morning. Yay! An animal to play with!! :-) I plan to take a book and hang out there awhile so she has someone to play with.
Hope everyone has a good day!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Ten movies you’d watch over and over: Van Helsing, Bring It On, 10 things I hate about you, Transformers, Bad Boys, Armageddon, Hope Floats, A Man Apart, Coyote Ugly, Constantine.
Nine people you enjoy the company of: my honey, Kt, Mom, Dad, Brenda, Monica, Amy, Jackie, Valerie.
Eight things you’re wearing: Grey t-shirt, capris, scrunchie (don't gripe Kt, it's hot in here and I don't have the air on), glasses, invisiligns, unmentionables - and apparently you don't wear 8 things unless you layer or have shoes and socks on!
Seven things on your mind: When will he get home? Am I getting spoiled having cable? How many minutes do I have left on my cell phn? What is WRONG w/ mom's phone? What will we want for dinner? I want a cat! Why do we keep getting apts that are next door to smokers?!?!
Six objects you touch every day: Toothbrush. Laptop. Cell phone. Fridge. Comb. Dishwasher.
Five things you do everyday: Fuss w/ my hair. Drink coffee. Wonder when he's getting home. Play on the internet. Be amazed at the temperature difference here!
Four bands or musical artists that you couldn’t live without: Sugarland! Brad Paisley. Miranda Lambert. DC Talk.
Three of your favorite songs of the moment: "All I Wanna Do", "Last Name", "Gunpowder and Lead".
Two people who have influenced your life the most: Mom and Dad (I think they count as one) and Monica.
One person who has been nice to you today: Brenda - I've done nothing but gripe all day and she not only agreed but calmed me down and helped me feel better!!
So I hope ya'll have enjoy the tour, it's a nice apt (altho 2 wks is enough to convince me that black carpet is a BAD idea!) Have a good day - I'm off to do more laundry....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is the "Horseshoe" part of the falls - it's on the Canadian side and the biggest part. If you look at the bottom of where the water is falling you see a pale shadow - that's a "Maid of the Mist" boat that you can ride. They take you so far up next to the falls that they are running their motors so hard you can see the water churn....just to stand still from the power of the water running over the falls. It's amazing - very humbling to see the amount of water and hear the roar.
So I hope everyone likes the pictures -- many thanks to Kt for talking me thru how to post them!! I had a great birthday - we went out to eat w/ some of the other work guys and one's fiancee named Danielle. We had a hard time finding a resteraunt so ended up in I'm betting the fanciest place in Lewiston - it was Italian and I had the "linguine w/ clams".... Poor husband ordered this spaghetti dish and they asked if he wanted it with the (insert a word I couldn't pronounce and had no idea what it was). He asked what it was and she said "conkfish". You should have seen his face, poor guy. They brought him just simple spaghetti and he said it was ok. I could not quit snickering tho. Then we went to one of the resteraunt/bars in town and heard a live group sing for awhile - they weren't too bad. :-)
We hung my pictures today - yay! We're all settled now - so fancy. It's really nice to see them up - they never made it up in our last place b/c we kept anticipating the move....
Hope everyone has a good week - thanks for all the bday wishes. I even was serenaded yesterday - My honey's niece and nephew Arista and Orion and some of Arista's softball teammates got on the video call last night and sang "Happy Birthday" to me. :-)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I've decided there can be too much bike riding in a short amount of time. Today it will just be walking - my poor rear is very sore. We spent a lot of money on my bike, you'd think they'd put a better seat on it than just the tiny little plastic one! I think I'll have to get one of those gel seats. It looks like rain here today so I'll wait a bit before I go for my walk. Hope everyone is having a great week. I've taken some pictures so hopefully once we get them downloaded onto my computer I'll try to figure out how to post them.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Well we sat in the picnic area out front of our complex and watched fireworks --- the big ones would echo endlessly off the hills and valleys around us - it sounded like the big "kettle drums" or thunder --- AMAZING! They would "boom" so loud that my pant legs would shake. It was nice.
We made it to the grocery store, I have more for lunch now than PB - yippee! I also got an early bday present from my "I never forget a comment" sister who remembered I liked "Urban Decay"'s makeup and got me a gift card to there to use online. I ordered a couple of waterproof eyeliners and some eyeshadow primer she assures me is very popular! I love to shop! I also got my first mail, a card from Kt and a card from Amy - thanks girls!!
We went to the Presbytarian (sp?) church that's just up the road from us today. It was different but really nice people. We walked to church, then walked to a small cafe for lunch and then just wandered around town. Brenda - there's a small "Chocolate House" place that you have GOT to come check out - it's so yummy! We fixed my bike for me so I could ride around this week - I have to get my new license at some point this week - it expires on my bday --- oops. :-)
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I'm starting to get a little lonely - but there is still boxes to unpack and things to put somewhere - there is no closet big enough for my bike so I have no idea where it's going. Anyone who wants to come visit is more than welcome but the guest room is really small - so consider yourself forewarned.
I have managed to shower 2 days now w/o a shower curtain - the grocery store here (Tops -- why it's called Tops I have no idea) does not carry them and I forgot there was a Dollar General around the corner (which mom reminded me carries curtains.) Oh well, I didn't spray water all over so I am happy. They say there's a Sams, Target etc in Niagara so I assume we'll go exploring this weekend.