Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I've been Tagged!

Angi, who I know from Digiscrappin' and ScrapMommies has tagged me.... here we go!

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
SAHM (by far my favorite)
College professor
Research assistant

Four movies you would watch over and over:

Only 4??? Stargate, Total Recall, Sweet Home Alabama, Hope Floats

Four places you have lived:

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Stargate SG1
Carol Duvall Show
Paula Deen's Home Cooking

Four places you have been on vacation:
Orlando, FL
Newport, RI
Manchester, VT

Four websites you visit daily:
Digital Freebies
A Charming Place

Four of your favorite foods:
Ice Cream

Four places you would rather be right now:
somewhere warm (I like that one :) )
on a cruise
The magical land of no work where I don't have to go back to work next tuesday (where IS that place??? I really really wanna find it!)

Four bloggers you are tagging:
um... I don't know 4 bloggers, so I'll tag 3


Monday, January 09, 2006

Whoo Hoo!

Hope you like the new look of the blog! Thanks to some helpful folks (Michelle at Digiscrappin' for pointing me to thedigichick forums, and Robin's helpful post there) I have figured out how to change the header at the top of the blog! Yippee! Now I don't have to switch to Typepad and spend money for my ramblings LOL

The new header is made from my upcoming valentines kit (as of yet untitled LOL). Not sure if it's going to be up for sale or if it will be selected at a Digital Freebies Club kit (fingers crossed) but regardless it will be "out there" soon!

Not much going on here...15 days until classes start...YUCK! I am SOOOO not looking forward to going back (have I said that yet?) I'm sure once I get going I'll be ok...but the anticipation and DREAD of it looming over my head is killing me. I've been a big ball of depression lately. Anywho, I'm trying to make it a more positive experience for me...I have promised myself a tablet for the computer, the new Machine Wash filers from Mister Retro, and Dan is hopefully going to be conspiring with some people to get me a new Digital SLR camera. (trying to get everything I want NOW, so I don't have to go back next year LOL)

Piper has 2 teeth now, and they are really starting to become visible when she smiles (before they could have easily been confused with drool). Going to try to get a few photos soon of her little tooths :)

One thing I have to look forward to is Dan and I are (FINALLY) going to go see Harry Potter 4. I am about to pee my pants in joy! We were supposed to go on Sunday, but Dan had a bike show, and Holly, who was going to watch Piper, had to stay home and take care of Dan's grandma who has pneumonia and might have had to be rushed to the hospital if she didn't start getting better (which she did, and is doing much better today). SO Dan is taking the day off on Thursday so we can go to the movies. I am SO looking forward to seeing it, but not at all looking forward to the first time I have to leave Piper with someone other than Dan. BUT better to practice now, when it's OK if I cry the whole way to and from the theater, than on my first day of class, where I will look like a lunatic if I cry the whole way to and from the school.

So that's my story, and I'm sticking to it :P

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Is the world IQ going down???

Or am I a stupid people magnet?? OK so maybe he wasn't a stupid person, but he certainly had to common sense of a flea... here's the story

The last time we had a snow storm, Dan called a plow guy. "Yeah sure, I'll come out today" and he never showed. So Dan called him the next day, and he came out, plowed the driveway, and snow blew (what the heck is the past tense of snow blow? snow blew? snow blow-ed?) the sidewalk. So he was a bit of a guido (LOL) and wore WAY too much cologne, but he charged $35 instead of $60, so we were happy.

So we have another big snowstorm. ~2 inches on New Years Eve, and about 4 more yesterday. So Dan calls the plow guy again "Yeah I'll be out at 8pm" So 8pm comes and goes, no plow guy, no big surprise. We figured he'd show today. Dan goes to bed around 10, I follow around 10:30, and Piper was sound asleep.

I wake up at 12:20am, no big surprise, I wake up all the time... but this was a different wake up. Then I hear the dog bark...a low quiet kind of bark, so I assumed he was having a dream...it happens...

And then he barks again...louder. And again...Louder. At this point I got up to tell him to shut up. I got halfway down the hallway in my pajamas (read: skin tight tank top to hold on my nursing pads, and underwear), look up at the side door and SCREAM. There is a man standing at my door, at 12:20 am. Now he was looking down so I couldn't see his face, but his size and jacket looked approximately like my brother in law. So I go back into the bedroom, and wake Dan up "There's a man at the door, it might be Matt, so since he's your brother, you get to go take care of it"

By this time the dog is barking up a FIT and Piper has woken up (between the dog barking and me screaming who could blame her?)

Dan comes back into the bedroom. Nope it wasn't Matt, it was the plow guy. He thought it would be better for him to come tonight, since Dan had to go to work in the morning, than to wait until tomorrow to come. Yes, the plow guy ACTUALLY thought that it was BETTER to show up at someone's house after midnight to plow, than to come in the morning. So not only did he wake up my whole house, and scare the living bejesus out of me...BUT he then proceeded to plow my driveway, AND use 2 gas powered snow blowers to do the sidewalk, so he probably woke up the whole neighborhood too...

OK, so what kind of MENTAL GIANT thinks it's a good idea to come to plow someone's driveway after midnight??? And if he does think it's OK, why doesn't he take the hint that no one is awake when ALL THE LIGHTS ARE OFF in the house?

Needless to say, a different plow guy will be called the next time we have a snowstorm.

And hopefully Dan's insurance will cover my therapy for the nightmares I am sure to have about people breaking into the house for the next few weeks!