Tuesday, March 31, 2009

night light on the ceiling

Got home today after having a nice long chat and coffee with Chele to fun in the kitchen. My kitchen light is a large square flouresent light that has decided to give up the ghost and be just a very large night light. I called the maintenance staff to make an apt to change the light bulb ( I think it might be like an S shape). I hope that they can come by tomorrow. With no windows in the kitchen the only light comes from the dining room and the slider that is about 8 feet away. I feel like it will be dark tomorrow as I stumble for the coffee.

I have to say I love having a 24 hr maintenance line... Any flourescent bulbs (not the CFL's but the reall things) or drips, leaks, what ever- there is someone there to take the call and usually there is a little paper hanger on the door letting me know they were here today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

My Model

Here is my munchkin modeling my latest project. Well maybe 2 projects. one would be the hat and then the trike that took me an HOUR to assemble.... lots of screws and plastic parts :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

rainy day blues

why is that rainy days are depressing?

We had a get together at my dad's today to celebrate my cousin's husband coming home, and my niece's 2nd bithday. I was in one of thos moods today where I did not want to go. I love my neice more than anything, but sometimes I feel like my family finds me lacking in some way. Sometimes it feels like I can't seem to ever say the right thing, I don't know. I know it really is just 2 people that I seem to get that feeling from, and I have to find a way to deal with it on my own.

I got a hug from my step mom when I got in and was talking to my grandma a bit. Dad seemed to be stressed a bit and I made the mistake of saying something along the lines of "I really like that kind of coffee maker" and I got a pissy response. I am sure he didn't mean it the way it sounded, but it still cut. My first thought was 'bite me'. I shouldn't have let it bother me, because this side of the family just seems to have a knack in saying the wrong thing.

I chatted with my cousin & her husband, and got to talk to my brother & his roomate, but I sort of felt out of the loop. Part of it is my own making, my aunts/uncle and grandparents are close & talk all the time, but it feels like I have grown apart from them a bit over the last couple of years.

We had pizza and family friends came over to wish every one well. I realized later this evening that I was trying to put myself on the outskirts. I sat at the end of the table for dinner and when my brother & Maddy were opening presents I sat at a chair in the corner. I didn't have any cake or ice cream, and took the first opportunity to leave right after my aunt.

I know this is a temporary funk, and I hope that it goes away in a couple of days.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Am I crazy?

Well, that may not be the best thing to say... loaded question!

The other day my brother commented that he didn't know where my neice's hats were and she is getting another cold... thank you day care! Mom had the brilliant idea to say... your sister can make one because no one has winter stuff out anymore.

I am talking to mom on the way home, and as she is mentioning this I am mentally going through the yarns that I have accumulated seeing if I have anything suitable. This little munchkin has all pink coats, and while pink is my favorite color, I don't have a lot of pink with my yarn. I talk myself out of buying yet more yarn. I dug through my stash and found a couple of options ... too think, too pink, to thin... ah I have a partial skein of a light pink that I had made a cute scarf with last year.

I had all the best intentions to just start the hat, hopeing that I would get it done by Thursday when I see her next. I even had a basic pattern to follow. Wellother than eating dinner and a quick power nap on the couch I was knitting last night. It is very theraputic and easy to do while watching TV. The next think I know it was 11:30 at night and I was just stictching off the seams of the hat. This morning I made up a couple of pom poms and sewed them to the corners... Holy crap I made a hat in 1 night! I still can't believe it :) I hope its not too big, and I will post a pic in a few days when my model gets here!

Something new at work

Its always interesting when my boss drops by my desk, I never know what it is going to be about. Today an email was sent out asking if anyone had an interest in changing their working hours. I send back a reply saying my old hours would be nice. To my surprise, I get a drop by with some news that may put the cabash on the hour change (although I didn't really think my hours would have changed). Starting in April I will be one of the lucky on our executive que, meaning I need to stay available, while processing my other work, for any executives needing to make a change to their policies. Training will be happening next week, cuz I don't even know the layout of the type of policies. This will be interesting. I am fairly sure that I have to keep the current hours and be available till 5 pm, but you never know.

I am also supposed to be learning another new function this quarter, but have not heard much from the boss on that one, mental note, send email tomorrow to find out what is going on.

Tomorrow will be very educational. We are having a 90 min teaching/refresher class on something we all should have learned but seem to have forgotten with accident/tickets. I can't wait, I know I have a lot to learn and to untangle what I do know :) I am excited.... well as excited as I can be about the subject:)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pony strikes again! Where will he be next????


Some fun pics!

Just 1 kiss? PLEASE???


Hey Viz, let me see you get down.. D. O. W. N., said let me see get down!

Here is one of the "G" photos to post :)

... it always feels like, somebodys watching me.....
Our twilight premiere was so much fun! Watching the movie on your own will never be the same! As soon as I get a chance, I will post some pics from that night :)

The food was awesome... Lots of cheese, bread, veggies and sugar had by all! I will have to remember to look for the goat cheese the next time I am in Price Chopper, I have never had a cheese that yummy!

Pony is sleeping off the excitement, lets see what kind of trouble he gets into soon :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I apparently did not want to get up this morning. The 1st alarm goes off at 6 (I don't even think I hear this), the second at 6:15 and I usually get up btwn 20 after 6 and 6:30. This morning I hit snooze too many times and woke up at 6:45!! I didn't have enough time to get stuff for breakfast and lunch, we are going to wing it today. If I am hungry enough I will go to the cafeteria next door. We have no cafeteria in this building, just vending machines and microwaves.

Time to buckle down and get to work,break out the Ipod! TTFN

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

I love this time of year, not for the drunkeness of those at the bars, but for the proud showing of the Irish in the community.

I love seeing all the green. I can bust out my own Irish jewelry, and listen to my Irish music to my hearts content!

I want to go back to Ireland in the next few years. I have heard through the grapevine that my family's castle is under renovation. I can't wait to see it again. I want to go back to Blarney, the Cliffs of Mohr, the Burren, the ring of Kerry... I could go on and on!

Have to stop today and get my passport photo taken so I can renew my passport. Step #1 in the trip planning :)

Erin go bragh and Luck 'o the Irish to you today!

Monday, March 16, 2009


The PMS b#$ch is out in full force. I am on the phones for 4 hours a week (just happens to be Monday mornings!) Anyhoo she has broken free of the short leash she is usually on and she is on a rampage. I am feeling *very* short tempered with the customers today- even better when they are already pissy!

I just have to remind myself that I only have a couple of more hours of the madness today, and 2 more days till my weekend starts!

Where is the freakin chocolate already!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Happy Friday everyone!!

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Happy News!

I got great news yesterday, my cousin is coming home! He currently is on his 4th deployment with the Marines as a sniper, and is cutting his deployment short. This time has been harder on him, the first time that he has been hurt. He earned 2 Purple Hearts this tour. The second time he was injured in an IED blast that broke his arm. He was moved to a British Base for recuperation (4-6 weeks) before finishing the tour. Well his arm has not healed the way they want, and they are sending him home. He is set to have surgury either in Germany or the US, but either way he is coming home. I heard even he is glad to be coming back! I know this is going to take so much stress off of his wife and the rest of the family.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Get outa my head!!!!!

For the last week or so I have had a jingle going through my head and it is making me absolutely freakin nuts!

Have you seen Billy the big mouth bass and the Filet o Fish commercial for McDonalds...??

It keeps running through my head "Give me back that filet of fish, gimme that fish..." until I want to run screaming from the room. I wonder how to make it go away??

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Spring is here.... oh wait, its just a teaser, winter is back tomorrow :( The weather this weekend has been gorgeous! Sunny, blue sky and warm enough to leave the jacket at home. I love it!

I got to open the windows and slider this weekend, I have to admit, there is nothing like the smell of fresh air in the house after being closed up for the winter!

So, losing an hour of sleep last night was not fun, I could't stop coughing to get a good night sleep, I ended up sleeping till 9:30. What a slug, when I have to meet my brother in Bristol at 12:30! We are picking up a toddler bed for my niece from one of the great girls I work with. Maddy may not be ready quite yet, but having the bed available and at no cost is great, especially with Pat losing his job.

I think I have now procrastinated enough. Time for my shower and breakfast. The sooner I go out and get a few errands done, the sooner I can come back and watch the race in Atlanta today!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Check this link out!


I just have to figure out how to get the link to work!

Twi fix!!

So I caught a bit of Access Hollywood last night and they are showcasing a deleted scene from the Twilight DVD

This one was where Edward *sigh* first tastes Bella's Blood. I love what he said after w/ a BIG smile on his face. "you fragile little human"

ahh, can't wait to buy the movie & get my Edward fix whenever I want!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Ever have one of those days that seems in the morning like it would be the longest day, and then get pleasantly surprised at how quickly it flies by? As long as my meds are working to help me breathe the day flies, but its amazing how quickly it wears off when you near the 4 hour mark :)

Monday, March 2, 2009


We did not have a good day today :/

I had the bright idea to call the snow line (at work we get a delayed opeing like once every 5 yrs or so). We opened at 9! Great right?? Not really, the Hartford office around the corner from my house had an extra hour delay WTF!!!!

The drive in wasn't bad, that is until I got off the highway. The state re-designed the exit ramp last year, but unfortunatley did not take care of the steep angle if you are taking a right. In snow, no matter what kind of car you have, you can loose any traction you thought you had. I think I spun my tires in 1st from the exit ram until I turned onto the road for work... it really wasn't too bad- earlier this yr was worse.

Now on Mondays in my department we have to provide phone support to our call center for 4 hrs.. Well because so many people passed on coming to work today, we were stuck on the phones for 7 hrs! ( insert shudder here)

I have not been on the phone all day in about a yr. I came to the realization, that if I had to do this again I may do someone bodily harm. I could not believe the number of people calling on the minute increase to their policies (come on people $35 does not make that much difference!) or to cancel. Se la vie, but I realized as the pounding settled above my eyes that I can't do that work anymore, I had to bite back one to many sarcastic comments today. Thank god my cubemate Mike was in full agreement! We used to be in the same unit and dealt with these calls 7.5 hrs a day/5 days week.

There. Got it off my chest and now I feel a bit better!

On an unrelated note, my niece is sleeping over tonight, and I thought it may be a good time to show her her new big girl bed for auntie & meme's. Its an inflatable toddler bed that has raised sides so they don't roll off when sleeping. While Maddy had great fun sliding and jumping up and down on it, I don't think she is quite ready to get rid of the pack & play just yet. Maybe a few more months :)