Monday, May 29, 2006

Do Point

This title is thanks to Jeffro. I finally reached my "do point" this weekend. I have so much crap to do, so much crap in my house that I want to clean up, fix up, etc. that I get sick of hearing myself say I don't have time to get things done. I am the biggest procrastinator, but somehow I finally reached a breaking point this weekend and did some major stuff to improve my house. Here is my list of things I accomplished this weekend.

1. Switched my summer/winter wardrobe, which led to the next item.

2. Packed up and delivered to Goodwill: 1/2 dozen bags of clothes, shoes, etc., and old TV, old printer. Goodwill wouldn't take my computer monitor, so I will have to go to plan B on that and hopefully I can find some organization to take it instead of throwing it away.

3. Made incredible headway on this terribly messy closet in my basement that is the bane of my existence. Actually, my entire basement might be the bane of my existence. So this is a huge step. My plan is to finish the closet by the end of the week, now that there is no more prime time TV for the summer.

4. Purchased and set up stereo in my living room: I got the gift certificate to purchase the stereo back in September. Yes, September.

5. Purchased, set up, and actually used a charcoal grill. I wanted this grill last year and never got around to buying it.

6. Purchased and planted flowers for my yard.

7. Went to the pool. I usually don't go until mid-summer, and I only go about twice a year. The pool opened this weekend and I was there!

8. Gave my smelly dogs baths.

Whew! That's a long list, I'm tired just thinking about it all. And this is in addition to some other regular stuff like grocery shopping, etc. But it felt good to actually make some progress on things that have been hanging over my head forever. Now to make sure I stick to my goal and get the basement in better shape by this weekend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Taylor Wins Idol

Well, just in case you have been hidden under a rock recently and didn't hear this, Taylor Hicks, the prematurely gray king of the soul patrol, won American Idol tonight, as if that is a big surprise. I am neither happy nor sad, cause the people I really wanted to win got voted off a while ago. I don't think Taylor's true "Idol" material, so it will be interesting to see what he does from here. And whether Katharine winds up getting a contract too.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I'm Back from Limin'

I didn't know that limin' is the expression for just chillin' an' doin' nothin,' mon. I had a great week in St. John and have a pretty good tan to show for it. I missed my dogs like heck though, as much as I complain about them. St. John is lush and gorgeous. Here are my top loves and hates about St. John. (PS--blogger isn't letting me post photos and I'm soooo pissed but I'm posting this anyway cause I've been trying all friggin' night!)

Top 7 Great Things About St. John/Vacation

1. 85 degrees and sunny every day
2. Fabulous water views from the minute I woke up
3. 39 beaches to snorkel
4. Splendore pool and jacuzzi
5. Cool wildlife like iguanas and geckos
6. Sea turtles!
7. Cool friends to share the house

Top 5 Worst Things About St. John/Vacation

1. Steep crazy roads
2. Price of food and drink ($18 for a watermelon!)
3. No country radio stations
4. Iguana pooping in above lovely pool
5. Having to come back to reality

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Off to St. John

Well, this will be my last blog entry for about 9 days, as we head to St. John, US Virgin Islands. I am so looking forward to it, except for the early wake up call tomorrow morning to catch a flight at 7. But it will be worth 9 days in tropical paradise. I haven't had a vacation this awesome in years. And as for the mad posting tonight? I haven't posted in forever so the stories have been building up. I wanted to leave you with some fun stuff to look over. Ya'll take care now!
Bye Chris

Well, Chris was sent home from American Idol last night. I was so pissed! It was really shocking, even his jaw hit the floor. I personally think he should have won the whole thing. I don't know if I'll even finish the season out at this point, cause I really don't want any of the other three to win. Maybe Katharine, cause she has real talent, but as much as I love Taylor, he's no Idol and Elliott is just a monkey face.

This crazy story in USA Today tells the stories of squirrel monkeys stealing cell phones.
Dream Job

Ok, here's what I want to do when I grow up. Own a Paw House, a B&B that caters to pet owners in some really cool local. Now to convince Jeffro that it's a great idea. We both hate working, so why not go for a total career change?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Weekend

Ok, all I did this weekend was shop. Shop, shop, shop and more shopping to get ready for my vacation, which starts this Friday for nine days. Nine days! I can't remember the last time I went away for so long. I bought 2 bathing suits, clothes, shoes, etc. for the trip. I spent way too much money. I really didn't do anything else this weekend at all. I have 3-1/2 days of work left--I get to leave early Tuessday for a doc appt. Then it's off to St. John!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Lovin' the Butterfly

I had a doc appt today--routine check for my thyroid issues--and they routinely draw gallons and gallons of blood, which I hate. Last time I went, the phlebotomist introduced me to the best medical invention--the butterfly syringe. It makes changing tubes much less painful, so I requested it again today. (Side note: a previous phlebotomist, who got fired for being a sadistic maniac, used to change the tubes so violently and shove the needle further into my arm that I thought it might come out the other side. I was very traumatized by the experience.)