Monthly Archives: November 2009

No more…

Well, the big move is over and done with…for the most part. All the big furniture is in the new place thanks ultimately to my mom and my cousin John. Bill and I were able to load up the truck with everything, but there was no way we were ever going to be able unload it again….we had to drag everything down 3 half flights of steps and we were pretty much done after the bed, couch and dresser and still had a ton to go…so I called up my mom to enlist some help unloading it. Only had to go up 1 half flight at the new place but it still took 4 of us to drag the bed in….memory foam rocks…..unless you have to move it…..in the rain.

In other news, while I had hoped the move would go smoothly we’ve run into one miniscule, yet VERY irritating problem…..Cavalier failed to inform us last week that it would take 10 BUSINESS DAYS in order to transfer our service to the new address….that’s 10 business days from last Tuesday. I haven’t talked to them yet and I think it’s probably best at this point if I don’t until tomorrow. So yes, my last November NaBloPoMo post is being phoned in, as it were…..text posting from my phone….sort of anti-climactic…..so with that in mind, what say we go for December, too?

God bless, everyone 🙂

(edited to add some crap pic because my phone wouldn’t send the post just as text…..weird)

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Movin’ right along….

As we all take a break from the moving action, Bill takes a few minutes to empty out some boxes and get all of his computer crap out of the way……

Not much more to do at the old place….some more smaller things to find homes for and some spot cleaning as we go…..but wow am I looking forward to this being over with tomorrow!

Sick :-p

I am just sick.

I woke up so many times during the night just in a total state of panic that we have so much to do and so little time to do it and what about this, that and the other thing and I know that it’s all crazy and useless to be worrying about it at this point but, here I sit…..nursing a cup of tea and afraid to eat anything…..this is awful – I just want this weekend to be over :-p

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen!

Got the keys, Baby!!

Yep…..after a slow day at work that ended with drama, I had to leave about ten minutes earlier than I had planned because someone else had major drama – like real tragedy – and head over to sign the lease on our new apartment.  Bill and Brittany were already there when I got there and had gotten the keys to start unloading some stuff from his truck.

We spent some time looking over everything and making notes of things that we need to point out to them.  Then we came back over here and grabbed some more stuff, dropped it off and went to eat…..after dinner, we stopped back one more time to check the darkness factor in the apartment.  We figured it’d be good, but we wanted to know if we’d need a lot of new curtains right away of if we can live with just the blinds for a bit….everything is cool, though, and WOW is it quiet!!

I think it’ll be cool….I’m kinda dreading the next couple of days, but looking forward to waking up on Tuesday morning and not having anything to do but arrange my stuff 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today was a different Thanksgiving for all of us.

For starters, never in my life would I have ever even considered getting up on Thanksgiving morning and going out to the park for a run. Never. But after Mass, that’s what we did…well, Brittany and I ran….Bill walked. Today was W2D2 for me…after the hard time I had with W1D2, I was expecting this to be a little tough but all was well and I felt great afterwards……I am looking forward to being a little closer to the park next week….driving after running is just weird….once we move, we’ll be practically living in the park! When we left the park, we took some more stuff over to storage, stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts for Peppermint Lattes and came home to pack up some more stuff.

Now, the way I understood today’s plan, my sister was going to have Thanksgiving dinner at her house to which all of us were invited. Very nice but my nephew gets very agitated whenever Bill is around, it’s never really a big deal and we can keep them apart without too much effort, but on holidays it gets tough. So, thank you, but we’ll be packing and all anyway so we’ll just have something small at home. And we did. And it was yummy 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It wasn’t until around 8:PM that I found out that my mom and dad had in fact not gone down to have dinner with my sister and my nephew and had instead had dinner at home, by themselves. ::sigh:: When I spoke to my mom earlier she said she had picked up a pie and a turkey leg while she was at the store….stupid me, figuring she was bringing the pie to dinner and using the turkey leg for soup or something said “Oh, nice!” and then asked what my dad was up to. When I talked to my dad around 3, my mom was out and he was waiting for her to get back to see what was going on……

I feel awful. I mean they only live a mile away, if I had known they were staying home, I would have happily packed up my Turkey Loaf and gone over there. I dunno…..maybe we all needed a holiday away from each other anyway….it’s just kind of weird :-

My dad gave me their coupon from the grocery store for the free turkey…it expires on Saturday. We get the keys for the new apartment tomorrow so on Saturday morning, I’ll head over to the store, pick it up and toss it into the new freezer….then hopefully next weekend we’ll have my folks over for dinner in the new place.

So….happy Thanksgiving to you all – God bless!!

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.

Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have betowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage. Our food and shelter, our health, the loves we have for one another, our family and friends.

Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year. This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother.

Amen.

In Thanksgiving…..

Had an overall crappy kinda day and I’m really miserable right now….while trying to get myself into a more appreciative state of mind, I read something a very dear friend of mine wrote:

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, we realize that God has given us everything and that we must show our gratitude.  Our gratitude to Our Lord will be imperfect if it is in words alone. We must perfect it by action, by being faithful to the Church and the Word of God, by being humble in attitude toward others, by being patient with those who cannot live up to our expectation and by being responsible to our duties and kind and generous to those who need our help,

May we resolve to take each gift Our Lord gives us and return it to Him by our intelligent and unselfish use of it. In our dealings with others, may we treat them with some of the generosity, love, and consideration that God has shown us. By doing this, we sincerely say to Our Lord: “Thank You.” —>JDG

God bless you all and each of your families – Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

Love you, Freddie!!

Secret Santa(s)

Okay, so here’s the top ten list of things I would love to get from my many secret admirers:

  1. A gift card to the Nike store
  2. A new electric griddle
  3. A cool grab bag
  4. Bottle of Burberry Brit
  5. Bottle of Eau de Gucci
  6. A Midnight Blue Buick LaCrosse
  7. Nightgowns and socks (yes they go together and count as one)
  8. The whole set!

….and wow….I can’t think of two more……I guess the LaCrosse can count as three till I come up with two more – lol 🙂

December

….it’s coming up quick :-

December never agrees with me and this year is shaping up to be no different.  I remember several years ago, back when I was a big online journalling guru (in my mind) I wrote an entry detailing all the horrors of my December over the past however many years….at this point I’ve lost count.  Not that anything truly horrible has ever happened during the month….and often the big deal of December is something good……the month just never goes smoothly, never just sails by…..I can never just fa-la-la-la-la through December…..last year was close…….close enough so that I even had time to knit gifts for people, but I still wound up with a few more gray hairs…..and this year we’re moving.  I may not sleep till February.

It’s just not right, I mean I love December….I love the cold, I love Advent and Christmas and in the end everything works out well….it’s just the anticipation that kills me.  Tonight I was forced to look at a calendar in order to figure out specifics for December….and as I type this I am quite sick to my stomach.  Is this some bizarre form of Seasonal Affective Disorder….December Affective Disorder!  I don’t want to commit to anything because I hate leaving the house between Thanksgiving and like January 15th….and not because it’s cold – I love the cold!! – I just hate going to stores or near stores and around here everywhere is near a store…..good thing about this year is that I’ll be off for the whole week of the move and I’ve got jury duty the following week…and any break in the work routine can make the month just fly by….I’ve also got a few hours of personal time that I have to use up before the end of the year so that should help….actually, that could help a lot with scheduling….hmmm.

FrG and I have been talking….well, e-mailing….back and forth for a few days about setting a date when we can get together around Christmas and I am just in a panic….I mean I am dying to see him, haven’t seen him since July….but he wants to see the new place and I want him to see the new place so he can bless it for us and all but I am so afraid that it’ll still be a total disaster by then and that we won’t have any money for anything so we won’t be able to go out and I know anything I cook will just turn out horribly because I want it to be just right and when am I going to have time to do anything because everyone wants that week off and what on earth should I give him for Christmas this year???

Do you see what I mean….and if this is the biggest thing I have to deal with for December, I’ll be happy…..heck, I think if I can get through this week, I’ll be happy….I really am quite nauseous right now :-p

Getting better all the time….

W1D3 was a much better day than D2.  I felt good starting out….Brittany and I walked around the track at Fr. Jdg and then went down to the path into the park and I did about 7 reps….but today I was able to get my full minutes each time and I ran down the hill you see in the pic below….then I ran up it…then I slid on some mud, twisted my ankle and stumbled into a shrub with some prickly things all over it….yeah, I walked back up and did one last rep on the track 😉

I woke up with some serious back pain this morning, though….I was not a happy camper.  I tried to stretch it out but it’s in such a weird spot – it’s in the middle of everything and just not easy to stretch…..I even put the heating pad on it for a while, but…..I dunno….it may just be time for another visit to the chiropractor :-p  Honestly, I didn’t think I would even see day 3  of the first week in this program so now I’m kinda happy and I don’t want this back pain to be something that makes it difficult…..and since I’m being honest here….I’m going to be giving W2D1 a shot on Monday…..but I get the feeling I might wind up with W1.2D1 😉

In other news, Brittany and I got a ton of stuff done all around today….a ton of wash out of the way, Brittany packed up a lot more stuff in her room to go with us and to just go away….and I took apart the dining room table, packed up a bunch of knick-knacks and took down the shelves, finished dealing with the hall closet and got rid of a ton of papers.  I was going to pack up some more of the kitchen cabinets but by then the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat were on and I started feeling lazy so we lounged…..and then – even though it was already way late – Brittany wanted to see what Bedtime Stories was like….I’m not a big Adm Sndlr fan but dude, that was one cute movie!!

And yeah, now it’s really late and I think all the coffee and Mtn. Dew Baja Blast I had today is finally wearing off – g’night!