Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Things About Me

Hi Everyone, I received an email from a Girlfriend the other day, it was a list called "25 Things About Me", you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you, it was all these fun little tid bits of information, and I thought it looked really fun, so I decided to try it. It took me a LONG time, but I finished, see "25 Things About Me" below:

1. I have a new found addiction to eBay......I can't stop! I buy everything, but get really good deals!

2. There was a time in my life where I actually believed that I would marry Dale Earnhardt Jr and become a NASCAR wife. I would say "If I could just have coffee with him once, and chat, he would really love me"

3. I really love tanning beds, and being tan, the risks don't really scare me all that much. Silly I know!

4. I have a house plant that I named and even say hello to when I walk by him, a couple of weeks ago, I left the window that he sits in front of open, and it killed him, I am heart broken, for real!

5. I have made a promise to myself that if I am ever single again, I would move from NH to somewhere warm and start a new "warmer" life.

6. I am still addicted to the old school 90210, I watch it everyday when I get home from work, and on weekends......I love Soapnet!

7. I make really impulsive decisions, and never think things through when I should. (Hence the eBay addiction)

8. I have know forever that I am an extremely selfish person when it comes to my time, and the things that I want, to the point that I have decided that I will probably never be a Mom. Big sacrafice, but I guess I would rather know now. I feel very lucky to have so many children in my life, thanks to all of my friends!

9. After years of commuting to work on highways, I now have a fear of driving long distances on the highway, especially by myself.

10. I LOVE Dollar stores, and yard sales! I guess I like to look at junk!

11. I secretly would love to relive high school, I loved it! But I would also get better grades and take it a bit more seriously.

12. I wanted to be a vet for the longest time, and regret not going to school after I graduated, not just to be a vet, but I wish I went to school for SOMETHING.

13. I have a weird leftover phobia, I very rarely eat leftovers, even just the next day! I think it is a spoiled food phobia, especially things with meat, I am afraid I will get sick.

14. I have a really sensitive sense of smell, I can smell anything, and I think everything smells, it drives Steve crazy, I am forever thinking the clothes that come out of the dryer are musty!

15. I hate it when peoples feet touch me, it makes me crazy to think that Steve's feet could touch me while I am sleeping. I don't want feet sweating on me....that goes for all feet!!

16. I have never been a bridesmaid in a wedding........I was a flower girls when I was 5, at this point, since all of my friends are married, I bet I will never be in a wedding.

17. Not long ago, I went through what I call a "salad dressing addiction", I would buy different types of salad dressing everywhere I went, we must have had 20 bottles of dressing in our cabinet at one point. I had this thing with specialty dressings, not grocery store dressing, but specialty store dressings. I still don't know what brought that on, I have kicked that habit though.

18. I LOVE taking baths, I wish I could take one everyday! No lie, if I had one of those big soak in bath tubs, I would take a bath EVERY NIGHT before bed!

19. I am a huge fan of One Tree Hill, I own every season, other than the current one on DVD. Not only do I have them on DVD, I also DVR them every weekday at 1 & 2:00, Saturdays at 8 & 9:00 am, and Sunday at 11 and 12:00. I never actually watch the episodes I DVR, but I still need to know that it is on there.

20. I am REALLY afraid of Bats, I had a bad experience with bats in my last apartment and the sight of one brings me close to tears.

21. I am also very afraid of BEES! I have been known to lock myself in a room until someone comes home to kill the bee that has taken over the rest of the house.

22. When I was in High School..........this is embarassing...........I actually thought that the kids from the Academy were bussed in.....................from China.

23. My Sister and I are 16 years apart! I remember when she was born, thinking, "Man, when I'm 32, she'll be 16, and she is probably going to ask me to buy her and her friends beer"............yup, that's happening THIS YEAR!! (But I think I am safe on the beer buying, she's a really good girl!) I love her alot!

24. I really love the beach, and would go everyday if I could, but..............I am afraid to swim in ocean water, I think there is something lurking, just waiting for the right beach goer to attack!

25. It took me 2 hours to complete this thing, interesting what you come up with when you really think about it! Looking forward to seeing everyone else try this!

Love to All,

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

These are my thoughts...................

So as everyone knows, with this economy, it is no surprise that Steve was laid off from his job. What comes with being laid off, for most sales guys, comes losing a company vehicle. That could possibly hurt more than losing the job........maybe not, but it's a close second. Losing the car was bad, but the fact that they paid for ALL of the gas, and really SUCKS! This brings me to my next point, we are now a one car household, and it's getting old. Steve and I are on the hunt for another vehicle. What to do? Well, we have had lots of thoughts on this. Do we buy him a "$500.00 beater" just to get him by? Do we buy something that is more expensive, but definitely more dependable? He does travel, so we need to know that he isn't going to be stranded on the NY Expressway somewhere.

Here are my thoughts, and I think he is starting to warm up to the idea. My car is an SUV, practical, this has been an excellent vehicle for me. I do not want to trade it, mostly because I owe way more than I would ever receive in trade. But in all reality, its a good car. So we have that, why not get something FUN! I found this really great Saab Convertible online, the payments are a bit higher than we would like, but..........we WERE looking at another SUV for him, which would be another gas guzzler, and we would end up spending more anyway. I am talking myself right into this....................

I say.............If you have covered all of the "practical vehicle" bases, why not have your new addition be fun? Give me one good reason!

Love to All!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Touching Base just to say Hi

Hi Everyone,

I don't have a ton to say, or update you on! But wanted to post and say hello, since it has been a couple of weeks. I guess you could say after the last post regarding Mallory falling into the fish pond, we haven't had much come up that compares to that event. All in all, everything is well here in Exeter, all work, no play these days.

Last night I did have dinner and drinks with one of my dearest, oldest friends Kerri Nightengale, it was so great to see her and catch up. She is one of those friends that regardless of how little I see her, we seem to have a knack for picking things up where we left off, no uncomfortable silences, just lots to talk about. We have an amazing history, we met in the 2nd grade, and have just had this amazing connection. When we met in 2nd grade, we were fast friends, then we moved a town away, and my Brother and I spent a couple of years at another school, our paths crossed again in the 5th grade, we went through Jr. High together, and lived in the same neighborhood, we have great memories of that. We went to different High Schools, but remained close. I decided that I would move to the Seacoast to be with my Dad my Junior Year in High School, and Kerri and I lost touch again. After years apart, I came across her Sisters name somewhere, and decided to send a Christmas Card to her address, but attention to Kerri with a note to contact me. She did, and we met again after 8 or so years. Since then, our visits have been few and far between, but as I mentioned, it seems that we are able to pick up where we left off and have a great time together. These are the types of friends that I will cherish forever, regardless of how little or how often I see them. As I write this, I think about how lucky I am to have the friends that I have, not just friends like Kerri, who are special because of our history and our bond, but I am lucky to have the friends that I see daily, weekly and monthly. Friends are good!

We have a busy weekend ahead, Steve's cousin Jim is coming back and spending Sunday night, since the kids don't have school Monday, He and Steve, along with all of the kids, will be taking a trip to Kennebunk to see Grampy Sleeper. Steve's Grandfather will be 94 next month, and lives in Kennebunk Maine. They will go up, visit and take him out for some world famous Lobster Stew, tour the town and come home. We always have great visits with Gramps, I myself and a fan of the tours we receive when we go up there. Kennebunk is a great town, and it is always fun to see the Bush compound during our tour, that is my favorite part! I, of course, will be working that for me!

Jeez, I guess I did have something to write about. See how this whole "Blogging" thing works, it make my brain tired releasing all of these thoughts that I didn't know I had :)

Love to All!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fish Pond Mishap #2

So you all know about our fish pond in the back yard, and you also know about mishap #1, overflowing the pond. We have successfully had mishap #2.

Steve's Cousin Jimmy came down for a visit, he arrived Tuesday Night, we had a yummy dinner, along with a lot of yummy wine! Needless to say, on Wednesday, we were tired. As Steve, Jimmy and I lounged on the couch for the afternoon, Mallory, and Jim's girls, Sidney(9) and Hayley (12), went outside to "Check the fish Pond". No problem right, Hayley is a pretty responsible girl, we trust that at the very least, they will play outside in the snow for a bit, and maybe take a "look" at the pond, right?? Wrong? Within, oh, 5 minutes, Sidney ran into the house and yelled "MALLORY FELL INTO THE FISH POND"..........................Naturally, dumb founded, speechless, we all look at each other, "What the.........????" It wasn't long before a hysterical, sobbing, freezing cold, wet, little girl ran through the door. I know what you are thinking, this could have been pretty bad and dangerous, right? Well, I guess, but something good had to come out of this, we have now found that the fish pond is only waist deep to Mal, she is a strong swimmer, and we really didn't freak out. In fact, Mallory, after many tears, joked that if the water was warmer, she would have swam in it for a little bit. She said, exact words, "I am a fish you know, so why not be with my relatives". We call Mal a fish at least 100 times during the summer at camp, perhaps we have confused her.

Anyway, lesson number two regarding the new fish pond..................try not to fall in!

Happy New Year!