Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Just a quick entry to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I know the trick or treaters are out tonight but I never get any kids here since I live on a windy, dark, country road with no sidewalks. It is really quite dangerous walking out here at night. Normally I buy one bag of candy just in case someone does show up but this year I didn't bother. It's been really quiet.
I think I've caught up with all of my reading so I am off to the shower.
Have a great evening everyone.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pics of my guard dog

This is my pooch. His name is Hunter but everyone calls him Huntababes lol.
He is a very sweet boy, and yes he is spoiled. (Like you couldn't tell)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

short weekend

It's the weekend woohooo!! I've been working late every night this week and also went in this morning for 4 hours so I am a little punchy right now. We have finally got all of our parts shortages resolved so we will be working plenty of overtime probably until Thanksgiving anyway. I did receive a very good paycheck this week so I am not complaining one bit.
On Thursday there was a meeting at work with our CEO but I had a doctors appointment that afternoon so I missed it. Apparently he wanted to let us all know that as a company we were doing very well and we made a lot of money for him so far this year. He then proceeded to pass out thank you cards to everyone for all of their hard work, etc. This is a good sign, because in the past, those thank you cards also included nice fat bonuses! Since I wasn't there, my card went into the mail. So here I sit, watching for the mailperson to arrive so I can see just how much of a bonus I did get. Of course it is all going into the bank until I need it for Christmas, but every little bit helps, that is for sure.
I finally got the rear tires replaced on my car today. Not too bad, only $129 for the tires(mounting included) and disposal of the two tires they removed. Definitely a lot better than I had been quoted a couple of weeks ago. I also asked the guy to take the tires off of the front and put them in the back, and put the new tires in the front since I have front wheel drive, which he did at no extra charge. I was in and out of there in 30 minutes, which was also better than the three hour wait I was expecting two weeks ago had I decided to purchase those overpriced tires. I think a lot of people who would otherwise be out and about on a Saturday, were either at the funeral service of a local police officer, or at home watching it.
On Monday morning, a 35 yr old police officer responded to a domestic call and was gunned down in an alley, one shot to the head. He passed away the next day at a local hospital. The shooter is in custody in Boston, fighting extradition to NH. Needless to say, the entire state is pretty grief stricken. Today there was a huge funeral procession and service in Manchester. I did watch some of it on TV, so very sad. Officer Briggs leaves a wife and two young boys.
I hope you are all having a good weekend. I think I am in need of a nap. Mail still hasn't come, so I'll check it later.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Maine was F U N

Hey everyone, Happy Tuesday. Just wanted to pop on and say I had a BLAST in Maine over the weekend. Thanks to Rick and Blossom for being the most awesome hosts. They make everyone feel so comfortable in their home. Thanks also to Jason for giving up his bed Saturday night so I had a place to pass out.
I arrived around 2:30 pm after a very scenic 4 hour drive. Mauvis and Mike, Blossom's sister and brother in law, were already there and Mazzy and April were just arriving as I pulled into the dooryard. (That's Maine speak for driveway) LOL Mazz was kind enough to take the brownies from me and carry them into the house. It didn't matter that I had my hands and arms full of other things, they always make sure the brownies arrive safely. Tweetie showed up about an hour later. It had been about a year since my last visit and even though we chat online often, we had a lot of catching up to do. Pup-Pup and Gene and Tonya and Larry arrived and it was just about time for dinner to be served. Rick and Blossom made 3 pans of lasagna, a huge garden salad, and rolls. Everything was delicious. Once the kitchen was cleaned up we all went into the living/computer room and talked, listened to some music and some even sang karaoke. It was a very enjoyable and fun evening. Two shots and a six pack later, I went to bed and had no trouble falling asleep.
Sunday morning I was up by 8 (I think) and after a couple of cups of coffee, I was on the road by 10:30. The ride home was just as nice as the ride up to Maine. The leaves aren't quite as colorful as past years but still beautiful. I made it home by 2:45 and found my daughter at home doing her laundry. My laundry and my shower was going to have to wait.
I thought I would sleep well Sunday night but that wasn't the case at all. For some reason I was still pretty wired and finally fell asleep sometime after midnight. 4am came really fast but I got up and got ready for work. By the time I got there I wasn't feeling very well. I felt like I was hungry so I ate the apple I had brought for my lunch to see if that would help. It didn't. I lost that an hour after I ate it. I then tried some crackers. Those also didn't make it.
I decided I better go home before I got sick again but the Government Quality Control Inspector arrived and I had to run a test on the units that we wanted to ship that morning. So I stuck it out, performed the Quality tests required, everything passed, and wow...I was starting to feel better. I ended up staying the day and in fact working an extra hour. I don't know what was wrong but I feel fine now, thank goodness. (No I am NOT pregnant.) LOL
It is going to be a very busy week with a lot of overtime. I don't mind the extra money, that's for sure, and now that I actually have a lot of work to do, the days will go by quickly and won't seem so long.
I hope you are all having a good week so far. I really have to get in the shower now. The game is on in just a few minutes. Goodnight everyone.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Indian Summer

I can't tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this beautiful Fall weather. The days are sunny and warm and the nights are cool and crisp. I guess this is our Indian Summer. The colors around here are not as bright as in past years, maybe because we had a lot of rain this spring and summer. But I will take the colors and crisp air of Autumn for as long as I can have it.
This was a fairly busy weekend for me. Saturday I had to get my oil changed and I shopped for some new tires for my car. I don't need anything fancy, a base all season radial is all I need but you would think there was a shortage on rubber around here. I got a tip from one of the salesmen I spoke to that they are having a big tire sale in 2 weeks so I am going to put off buying anything until then and see what kind of deal I can get.
Saturday evening I went to a really fun party. When we arrived at 6pm, which was the time stated on the invitation, it was obvious they had started much earlier. Cal and I were greeted by several semi drunk friends and family members. I had a Captain and Coke placed into my hands (thank you David) and so begun the evening. There was only supposed to be an Open Bar until 8pm but Beverly, the hostess with the mostess, decided to keep the booze flowing all night and put up $1000 to make sure that's exactly what happened. She also hired a DJ to spin some tunes, and he had karaoke also for anyone wishing to participate. Around 8pm, an entire spread of chinese food was set out buffet style. There had to be around 50 people there, everyone ate and most went up for seconds, and a lot of us still brought plates of food home at the end of the evening. Originally we were only planning to stay until around 10pm but we were all having so much fun, we ended up staying until the bar closed. Of course, there was some drama. I won't mention names, but every party has to have one kind of trashy chick there, right? LOL Well we had a couple of them and they were pretty much both trying to get the attention of one guy in particular, (we will call him Ray) but one of them really put on an R rated show. She was wearing a very low cut halter top and Ray took the bait and buried his face deep into her chest on several occaissions. This of course irritated the other female, so she got Ray up on the dance floor. Which was alright except the other female had more tricks up her sleeve and decided she could be more seductive with her dance moves...needless to say, the more they tried to one up each other, the drunker Ray was getting and we all know that a really drunk guy isn't going to be of any use to any woman! LMAO
I never did see the girls leave but rumor was they left together and poor Ray was left sitting there all alone with his Budweiser.
Let me just say...I was paying very close attention to those dance moves and I think if I lose about 50 pounds, I might even be able to do them!
I never got out of bed until 9:30 Sunday morning. I wasn't hungover, which was very surprising. I made scrambled eggs, toast and coffee for breakfast and Cal and I watched the Patriots/Dolphins game in the afternoon. I did manage to drag him outside for a 20 minute walk before he parked his butt back on the couch to watch the Cowboys/Eagles game. Let me rephrase that...he watched the first half, I do believe he slept thru the second half. I did change the channel at one point to see if he was really sleeping and without opening his eyes at all he said, "Hey I was watching that." (Yeah sure you were Sleeping Beauty)
This coming weekend I am heading up to Maine to visit Rick, Blossom, Mazzy and April, Tweetie, PupPup and Gene, Cricket and anyone else who happens to show up. Maybe I can get JR to meet me for coffee in Portland on my way back home on Sunday, but I won't hold him to it. (He's bailed on me twice already) It's always great fun with the Mainiacs!
I hope you all have a good week. Hugs to you all.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A new look

I am glad you all like the new look. I was bored the other day and thought I'd try something new.
I am sitting here munching on some homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza. I used some pizza dough I picked up at the deli of the supermarket and stretched it out on a greased pizza pan, added some BBQ sauce, cheese and some leftover chicken, baked it 15 minutes and yum yum! It is my new favorite pizza. The only thing easier would be to have it delivered, but this costs less and tastes better.
It's been a relatively quiet week which has gone by pretty quickly, for some reason. I went to bed early last night but I hope I can stay up a little later this evening.
Eric and Jessie came over Sunday for dinner. We had a good afternoon watching some football and I got Eric to help me out with a few things around here. I also looked over his car insurance policy. This is the first time he has had to renew his policy on his own and he wanted to make sure he got it right. He did a really good job all on his own. My little boy is growing up.
Sara went on a field trip last weekend with her paleontology class. They went to an area near Lake Champlain that is being used as an arhcaeological dig site by several colleges in the northeast. She was able to see fossils and footprints left behind by creatures millions of years ago, which she said was just awesome. She claims she was a total geek all weekend and really had a blast. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures this weekend.
I suppose I should get my laundry folded and put away.
I hope you all are having a good week so far. I'll talk with you all soon.