Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Candy Corn Cookies!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I am trying to win a pink dyson....

You can too:

I love pink. It is one of my most favorite colors, after blue and red!!!! Not to mention I have heard good things about Dyson! Join in the fun and enter to win one yourself!

Don't forget what today is......

Go out and get yours today between 2 and 5!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

2007 World Champions

RED SOX loves their nation!!!

a 4-3 win over Colorado
a 4 game sweep!
Free taco's from Taco Bell on Tuesday!!!!

It's feels good to be a fan today!

Friday, October 26, 2007

***speaking quietly so as not to jinx it!***

Shhhhh! Yea!
As any good Sox fan I know we will go all 7!
That's ok, I'll be watching!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I know I shouldn't gloat but...

A 13-1 win!!! WOW! Maybe this series will only take 4 games....
I only wish the games weren't on so late, I could not make it to the end and had to check this morning to get the final score.... and we all know that something terrible could have happened in the final innings... so I was relieved to see that they HAD actually won!

***Keeping my fingers crossed for tonight***

Monday, October 22, 2007

Some sights around town

The daytime moon....full moon coming!

One of my favorite houses in my town, they make it so cute from season to season!
Oh to be sailing.....they were just coming back to the docks when I caught them!
A little shop downtown with these beautiful flowers!
Just couldn't resist, they looked so majestic together!

And of course, the fort again with the change of foliage colors...still looking awesome! I will check it again next week!

Very late but well worth it......

It was a great game!!!
It was an awesome win!!!
It's gonna be a great World Series!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

For all you whiney Stankee fans!

Get over it!!!

My Man Meme!

1. Who is your man? Dan

2. How long have you been together? We are in our 20th year together, married 17 years

3. How long did you date? 2 years before we were married, engaged after a month

4. How old is your man? 50 sexy years old

5. Who eats more? That is a silly question, depends on what we are eating.

6. Who said "I love you" first? He did, and I waited for it before I said it to him.

7. Who is taller? He is by probably 5 inches!

8. Who sings better? Well, I would probably say….he does

9. Who is smarter? Again, he knows more than me, but I don’t think I am that far behind.

10. Whose temper is worse? Definitely mine!

11. Who does the laundry? Me, I am obsessive about it.

12. Who takes out the garbage? Our son!

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? From looking at it- he does.

14. Who pays the bills? I do! And thank goodness I can do the majority of them online now.

15. Who is better with the computer? I would say I am better with the software side, he is better with the hardware side…I don’t know how it works, I just know that when it doesn’t it is a pain!

16. Who mows the lawn? Again, our son!

17. Who cooks dinner? Mostly me, but he can cook and he is good at it!

18. Who drives when you are together? Me, for the most part.

19. Who pays when you go out? Who ever has a credit card handy, but it all comes out the same in the end.

20. Who is most stubborn? Hum, I would have to say, again, ME!

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me here too, he is never wrong (or so he thinks!)

22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine, because they live close by!

24. Who asked who out? Oh, definitely him, to lunch at Chinese…because…”you have to eat and I have to eat, let’s eat together!” was too slick to pass up! LOL

25. Who kissed who first? He so did, but I planted the seed with my friend asking him why he hadn’t yet! He did that night!

26. Who proposed? He so did…and even asked my father’s for his permission…so romantic!

27. Who is more sensitive? Me

28. Who has more friends? He does, and he knows so many people I could never catch up.

29. Who has more siblings? He does he has 6 siblings I have 3!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

*climbing on my soap box*

Ok, lets face some serious facts here, we as a society are extremely rude!
But it wasn't always this way. I remember people smiling at each other on the streets as they passed each other,saying hello or good day or holding the door open for someone else, or saying please and thank-you!
The other day while EXITING a store a guy (I certainly cannot say gentleman!) squeezed in the out door while I was trying to go out it. Get it, I was in the middle of the door leaving and he had to come up and squeeze into the store...he couldn't even wait for me to get entirely out of the door, he HAD to go in through the out door while I was going out it. HOW RUDE!!!
Now you have all had the pleasure of experiencing my feelings on behavior in public, as far as children go. But this has to do with all behavior and just plain being polite! It doesn't cost anymore time, money or effort to be polite. As a matter of fact, I have heard that you use less muscles to smile than frown and that smiling in and of itself makes you live longer! Let's try it people...a little politeness goes a long way! I always say please and thank-you, even in the drive thru...I hold the door open for people and say "you're welcome" when they thank me (IF they do) and I give my seat up to an elderly or disabled person all the time. I can remember being hugely pregnant and standing while a man just sat and looked at me...and I make my kids give up their seats to an adult coming into a room. It is just basic courtesy and I cannot stand that as a society we have gotten so far removed from it. A proud moment for me came last week while walking into the principles office my son pulled the chair out for was so touching and reassuring that he is getting it!!! Way to go, son!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

*fingers crossed*

Hopefully tonight they will get serious about winning and get back into the game!!! The last couple of games have been really disappointing!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lovely end to the weekend

While on our way to a Farmer's Market (more like a real small fair) we stopped by this re-enactment of an encampment. It was a nice day.
Dan even picked me up some handmade glass beads for my bracelet!!!

When we got to the farmer's market the sky turned almost black and the temperature must have dropped 10 degrees. It was still a nice relaxing day after a tough day on Friday!

Friday, October 12, 2007

I am not one to share personal details of my life, but today is so big for me I need to get it out. 23 years ago I said hello and good-bye to my little boy. I lost my first child just prior to his birth. Even though this happened all those years ago, the pain is still as deeply felt as the day it happened. Each year on this day I travel with my family to the cemetery to celebrate my little boy's existence in my life. It is hard to say birthday and anniversary of his death. I want to celebrate that he was mine and he was loved. I still have so much guilt over his death, after all it was my body that failed to provide a safe vessel for was me getting sick that took his life...and it was me that was not able to protect my child from his fate. My little boy would be 23 years old today, but he is forever that little 3 1/2 lb beautiful baby that I so clearly remember every day of my life. I am grateful that I went on to have 2 beautiful healthy babies, but those pregnancies scared me so, I was sooo lucky to have wonderful doctors that humored every twinge I felt with a reassuring visit to them. Even allowing more ultra-sounds to reassure me that my babies were growing perfectly and that all was well. But I can never forget that today my little angel was given his wings. It is so personal a pain only another mother who has lost a child can feel it...
Rest in peace my sweet baby Adam!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'm so blue

Remember this movie...well, this is how I have been feeling as of late and so I cannot seem to get this song out of my head...
I hate when you get a song stuck in your head...but worse~ a sad song!

I'm a bluebird that's been dreaming
Of a rainbow I can follow
To that old familiar place I long to see
Friendly faces, a smile to greet me
Or just a simple "Hello, how are you?"
Oh, without them, I'm so blue
There's only one thing that will do
To make this heartache end
To be back home again
I'll never lose my dreams
Even though this time it seems
Like I'm such a long way
From any rainbows that might keep my dreams from fading
Oh, no wonder I'm so blue
There's only one thing that will do
To make this heartache end
To be back home again
To be back home again

Monday, October 08, 2007

A walk on the pier

Took a walk this evening on the State Pier. It is unseasonably warm and there were people all over the pier fishing. This guy wasn't fishing, but I think he would have taken some leftovers if anyone left any lying around.
Fort Griswold from across the river. In a week those trees are going to be in their prime. I will have to check back next week.
More of the fort.
And just in case you thought I was going to post without acknowledging the BoSox....caught sight of this bumper sticker and had to snap a picture.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

I think I was vague

Let me make my feelings about the Yankees perfectly clear.I do not dislike the Yankees!
I cannot stand them!!!
Especially with the Benedict Arnold Damon
and the cheater A-Rod on board!

Friday, October 05, 2007

What I am thankful for

As a child I wished that I could live like "Little House on the Prairie" folks did. So simple and laid back. But then I realized that I would have to give up so much of what I take for granted.
Like, say for instance...running water. Big one, but one that we just assume will be there (as long as we pay the bill). Really, you turn on the faucet and you expect that water will come out, and better yet, if you use the left one, warm/hot water will come out with little to no effort on our part.
Or how about cooking. Turn the dial and off we go. No getting wood, starting a fire, waiting till you have enough coals to get the stove up to temperature. And if you are lucky enough to have a microwave all it take to heat water to boiling is 2 minutes!
And cleaning...don't even get me started there. I could not live without my vacuum. I do it every day, and I have 2 (one for each floor) so I don't have to drag it up and down the stairs. And a washer/dryer combo. Just throw the clothes in with some soap and fabric softener all in the beginning and VIOLA- I have clean clothes. And should it not be good enough weather for drying on the line I can just throw them into the dryer.
And I do really appreciate my dishwasher. My first home had no dishwasher (well, except me, I guess) and I lived there 15 years. When we moved into a house that we could install one I was tickled to be able to have some help with the dishes!
I appreciate my modern conveniences so much but on a daily basis take for granted that they are there. Until one acts up and needs repairing or replacing and then I am freaking out. But things like satellite TV and cell phones make each day a little easier. Imagine what it would be like if Laura Ingalls saw the conveniences of a simple slow cooker. Could she imagine putting your dinner in a crock and leaving for the day only to come home and find dinner hot and ready for you with little work on your part and you didn't even have to be home? So, I guess I will just watch "Little House" and appreciate all that living in 2007 affords me.