Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving (late)

Hope everyone had a great time. I assume most of my readers are too smart to go suffer the crowds this morning?! We went over to another couple's house alone with a couple of "stray" guys that aren't attached and had a great dinner! Turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, rolls etc. I took almond pastry but everyone was too full to have any (except me.) It was my cheat day so I made sure to get a little piece! :-)
We're having decent weather, it's cold but no more snow. The parts of our town that are high up on the hill still have a lot of snow on the ground but down here in the valley we're all dry. The jobsite is a mud-pit - the guys come home just caked in it up to their knees! Lets hear it for lots of laundry!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


First of all - we have 2 inches of pretty, white, fluffy, pristine, perfect-for-snowball snow. SOOOOOOO pretty! No ice at all which is a nice change of pace. :-)

I actually have a temp assignment (and by "temp" I mean 3 days). Friday, Monday and Wednesday at an orthotics office. Friday I train, Mon and Wed I fill in for the front desk lady who wants off for the holiday. It'll at least pay for the up-coming root canal.....

My personal training is going great. I think I'm going to do another set of sessions. Not much weight loss yet but my clothes fit better which is nice.

I have an infected tooth (thus the root canal) that is driving me INSANE and prevents me from talking much....I think my husband is enjoying that side effect........

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Snow

We've had snow come down but this is the first time it's been cold enough to stick.....let the gloating begin! :-)
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Pictures from company

These are all taken at Devil's Hole state park, the river you see is the Niagara River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery. (I wasn't there, my muscles wouldn't accept 300+ stairs after my personal trainer session!) :-)

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More pictures

The first two are at Devils Hole still, the 2nd two are obviously at the falls.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Math I CAN do....

Small apartment + lots of furniture = not much space. It doesn't matter how many times you rearrange the lots of furniture in the small apt, the amt of useable space stays the same. Just in case you wondered......

Friday, November 7, 2008


I'm back to fighting with Hyundai's national people, pushing them to buy back the car. I started the case back up yesterday and I am supposed to hear something in 2-3 business day. Lovely. Still job-hunting, no interest on that front yet. However the gym and trainer is going very well and I'm sticking to the diet well as well. For those of you who didn't get the email, I hope you get a giggle out of the following (slightly exaggerated) story....

Mom was on the hunt (for wood for the fire). When suddenly .... on the stair.... there it was. A spider, but not just ANY spider, nono, this was a MONSTER spider. JAWS of steel, legs of iron, too many eyes to count. Even the mighty hunter who crushes most spiders life out barehanded shudders. Not this spider, no bare feet near this spider nopenopenope. When suddenly the hunter realizes.... she has a WEAPON! The can of Off that she uses before going on her walks is sitting tantalizingly near..... So, the mighty hunter grabs the can, meanwhile the spider sits perfectly still. He has no inkling of his impending doom........

CRACK!!!!!! He's dead.

That's our mom - keeping the house safe from spiders in our absence.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's been an interesting weekend....

I picked a heck of a week to go on a diet. I got toasted last night and showed my mom-in-law my new underwear with no provocation (in my defense, they were boyshorts and covered more than most swimsuits). My mom-in-law offered to "spice" my tea tonight since I'm fussing over my tooth issues (she meant "spike" but she's a bit of a blonde). I am craving sugar and carbs like CRAZY! People are making COOKIES, leaving stashs of CANDY and eating foods I can't UNDER MY NOSE ALL DAY. (Dear me, I believe I'm running out of nerves for people to dance on.) My apologies for venting on all of you who've had to listen to me whine this week, those of you who have lucked out into NOT having to listen to me whine ---- just call me. I'm happy to share. I'm calling dentists first thing in the morning to try to get into someone since I think I've cracked off a filling or something.