Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I love coming home

Today was a pretty good day at work, but I sure LOVE coming home!  

 It is so wonderful coming home and being greeted by my husband John, my two dogs Sassy & Daisy and even my two cute birds.  I know that I am blessed.

I was planning on cutting the grass (getting to ride on the lawn tractor) when I got home today, but all it took was John saying that I could do it tomorrow and I changed my mind.  Instead, I came in the house, got into my comfy pj's and watched the news while John made supper.  Did I say I am blessed?  After supper I played with the dogs out back and am now getting ready to watch some TV before going to bed at 9PM.  It is truly the live of Riley.

I am off to watch a movie with John!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2 in a row...

I just spoke with my brother.  It is nice to talk to him several times each week.  We sometimes talk for hours and other times just check in with each other.  It makes me happy.  I know it was one of my mom's last wishes that we keep in contact with each other.  Today was just a short check in before he went to pick up his son Justin. 

My day was pretty good.  After being off yesterday, I was afraid that I would go into work and be bombarded with questions and things needing my attention immediately.  The department head meeting (scheduled every Tuesday) was a little over 3 hours long. But, most of the meeting was very necessary and productive.  After the meeting I ate a quick lunch sitting in front of the computer.  I was able to leave work by 5:30.

When I arrived home, John had gone to the grocery store and had a beautiful "big" salad started for me.  I love the "big" salad!  For snack tonight - tons of fresh fruit!  I can't wait.

I tend to eat so much better in the summer when the food is fresh and so much more flavorful. I also tend to eat better if I have veggies and fruits ready to eat in the fridge.  How wonderful to come home and John has already gotten everything set and ready to eat!
 John prior to going up Mt. Washington by train.

The rest of the week should be great weather.  I am hoping to be able to hop on the lawn tractor before the grass gets too high.  It has rained just enough each day to make it impossible to mow.  I love driving that tractor.  I will have to get a picture of me mowing and post it soon!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday - Ugh.....

Today is definitely a Monday!

I have been up all night with a fun gastric disturbance.
I think this is what is known as "too much information"!

Anyway, I decided to stay at home today - did not want to risk the issues that could have occurred had I gone into work today.  Especially since the bathroom is WAY far away from my office. 

The day was both rainy and gloomy - which for me equals a great day to stay in bed.  And I did.  I was up at 5 AM then after a few hours decided I would go back to bed - 4 hours later (yes I said 4) I awoke and found that I was finally feeling better.  Still a bit tired - either from sleeping too long or from being up every 30 minutes throughout the night.  Either way - I am glad not to be feeling yucky still.

My plans for this week include work, work and more work.  End of the month is always a busy time.  It will be a bit more busy due to the fact that my Administrator was off all last week and we will all be getting caught up.  It is nice though when things are busy (not crazy hectic), it really makes the days go by quickly.

John is keeping busy getting the house ready to sell.  I am trying to stay VERY positive that our house will sell soon.  I really want to be southern bound soon.  I do not look forward to Maine winters, although we had a very mild winter this year.  I still miss my family and the ocean so much. 

I also have a new goal for this week.  We will see how good I do.  I would like to update my blog this week each and every day.  I wonder if I will actually reach my goal.  Hmmmm.

I have decided that I also need to work on my southern charm.  I have been in Maine so long, I do not want to be considered a Northerner when I go back home.  It is time to dust off the Emily Post Etiquette Guide and work on speaking with my southern draw.  ~~I couldn't believe it but last time I spoke with my brother, he said that I have totally lost my southern accent and now sound like I was born in Maine.  I of course told him that all my friends in Maine would completely disagree with him. ~~

Wish me luck with reaching my goal - keep checking to see if I do.  Have a great week - I know I plan on it!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Can you ever have too much Pink & Green?

Is it ever possible to own too much Pink & Green?

I have to admit - I love all things Pink and Green.


Isn't this the cutest bag? I love it!

And who doesn't need a pair of these?

Need I say more? 

Oh, and one more.....

Gotta love that one!

It is now time for bed, I think I will let the pink and green sugar plums dance in my head.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I actually got off work at 5:15 PM today!  That is a first in several weeks.  I have definitely been working way too much lately.  I am hoping to go back to normal soon - hopefully after this week I will find out if the owners of my company are going to sell or not - and if I will still be employed there or not.  I can wait one more week.  

Our family has been eating better for almost 2 weeks now.  I have seen a true increase in energy and a small loss in weight.  I know that I feel better - and love all the fresh fruits and vegetables.  It does take quite a bit more time to prepare all the good meals - but very worth the time.  
It has been such a beautiful day today.  Sunny, low 70's and a slight breeze!  Now if I could have another 2 weeks just like today.....

But alas, NO it is going to rain and be in the 60's for the next 2 days and in the low 40s at night.  Glad I was able to enjoy today!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I think it is going to be a very long summer!

Well, it is Saturday and I am still tired from this crazy week.  I sometimes wonder if I am somehow just more prone to being tired than other people. But then I look at the past week and see that I have just run myself ragged and I should feel this tired after the week I just had!  Each day started at 6 AM and I did not arrive home before 7:30 PM.  Between all the crazy stuff going on at work and having a personal To Do List a mile long and growing - my body and mind is just tired!  I am hoping to be home tomorrow and be able to get some much needed things done around the house.  

I don't think I have added any pictures of our birds yet.  Well here they are.

The male is yellow and the the female is a gray.  I just love the orange cheeks on these beautiful Cockatiels!  Aren't they cute?

Off to bed - hopefully I will have some energy tomorrow!  I have so much to do!

Monday, June 7, 2010

It is Monday and It is a GOOD day!

Good Day!  And it is Monday!  It doesn't get much better than that!

Work went good.  I got lots accomplished and did not have to deal with any drama today.  It looks like all the visitors are gone for a few weeks - at least till the 17th - so everyone seems to be taking a relaxing sigh.  Mondays are usually so hectic, it is nice to have one that is simply smooth and quiet and enjoyable!

After work I called my Aunt Chris and Uncle Wade to see how they are doing but they were not home.  I called my brother and checked in with him to see how his weekend went.  He and Justin had just gone to get Justin a brand new bike.  He outgrew his old bike and got a new 20" blue bike.  Pictures will soon be posted as Justin has promised to let his daddy take a few pictures and even a video of him riding his new bike.  I can't wait!

Right now You've Got Mail is on - I am definitely a Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks fan!

Some good quotes from the movie:

Kathleen Kelly: [writing to "NY152"] Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.

Joe Fox: [referring to Kathleen Kelly] Oh, no, she's beautiful, but she's a pill.

Kathleen Kelly: [writing to "NY152"] People are always saying that change is a good thing. But all they're really saying is that something you didn't want to happen at all... has happened. My store is closing this week. I own a store, did I ever tell you that? It's a lovely store, and in a week it'll be something really depressing, like a Baby Gap. Soon, it'll be just a memory. In fact, someone, some foolish person, will probably think it's a tribute to this city, the way it keeps changing on you, the way you can never count on it, or something. I know because that's the sort of thing I'm always saying. But the truth is... I'm heartbroken. I feel as if a part of me has died, and my mother has died all over again, and no one can ever make it right.

So, I am off to watch the rest of the movie.   I only hope that tomorrow will be as nice, productive and complete!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The week is finally over!

I find it hard to believe that this week is finally over.  I only worked 4 days due to the holiday, but it felt more like 10 days!  I would like to welcome the weekend!

My nephew is doing GREAT!!!!  He is improving every day!  We are so happy for him!  Also, congratulations JP - graduate of the class of 2010 from Woodrow Wilson High School! Way to go JP!!!

Unfortunately, I have no update on my Aunt Catherine.  She never called me to let me know she was released from the rehabilitation facility after we had talked about it.  I have been a bit hurt that she would not call and update me and have yet to call her.  I sure sound like a small kid and not an adult, but I have to admit this really hurts my feelings since they NEVER let me know what is going on with them.  As Scarlett would say, I will worry about that tomorrow!

John and I are all great!  Excited to enjoy the upcoming weekend spent together.  I even get to see my BFF on Sunday for some shopping and lunch!  I can't wait to see you Diane!

Happy Summer Everyone!