Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Baby

She is just so precious. Many times she is in this position when we come home. She peeks out the window and watches us walk up the deck. I just think she is super adorable.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Gala

Two weeks ago my work had our 30th anniversary Gala. Here is a pretty picture of my hubby and I.

My hair actually came out really good and I had people commenting on it. They thought I had it done but in fact I did it myself. I had wanted to put my hair up in loose curls but since I cut my hair shorter it was impossible for my to make little curls so I decided to try the classic French Twist and just kept shoving bobby pins into my hair. It worked and it stayed up the whole night.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Things I am loving ...

So Pink by The Gap. It is a body spray. It makes me feel sweet, soft and perks my mood up. With this body mist I am ready for Spring .. bring it on.

Dove Facial Cleansing Cloths. This is great for late at night when I really don't want to wash my face. I just splash warm water on my face and then slightly wet the cleaning cloth and lightly scrub my face. It leaves my face feeling so refreshing and has helped my skin look beautiful.

Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer. It is oil-free and has SPF 15 in it. I use strictly on my face and it almost has a slight shimmer to it and gives me an incredible glow.

Nailtiques. I love the Formula 2Plus and am starting to also use the Formula 2. It is a nail protien which helps my nails grow, keeps them strong and helps with my nails peeling. I used to have acrylic nails for years and years and last July I finally took them off. It has been a long battle but I am finally winning. Also, 2 plus is great as a top coat and helps prevent chipping.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


After a very LONG day I skipped WW and went out to eat with hubby. After a few beers I had to hit the ladies room and at Halfway Cafe they always have the horoscope hanging on the wall. I ended up writing it down on a napkin (ghetto style) because I thought the horoscope fit me.

It stated .....

"You dream of greatness. So when you get a pat on the back for doing good work or when you receive the same accolades as everyone else, well, its just not enough. Be enthusiastic and grateful as you aim higher. "

This is SO me. When we get evaluated I want all Excellents and get pissed off when I Meet Expectations. Oye. I need help.

PS check out the very sad napkin that I wrote on.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Cold

So Monday night I went to Wheaton College and met with their WOW group (women of wheaton). This group focuses on domesitc violence issues and sexual assault which is right in line with my job. So this Wednesday their group and my agency are uniting in a Take Back The Night Event. It should be really good and I am excited to work with them.

The Cold .. let's start with this. As I was being shown around campus to prepare for the march on Wednesday I notice the big bank sign that read 21 degrees. Eeekkkk. No wonder my face was frozen. Come on. I am ready for flip flops and warm weather.

The Bad ... at the beginning of the meeting while we waited for others to come we started talking about the Chris Brown and Rhianna story. One of the girls looked at me and said "Do you know who they are?" What!!! Seriously?!?! I am only 28 years old .. hell yes I know who they are. My freaking Mother-In-Law knows who they are. I felt so OLD at the moment.

The Good ... I told the college students about my work history, my bachelors and masters and how I ended up working for a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault agency. The girls were amazed. They asked me all these questions and seemed really interested in my life experience. I told them that if they ever wanted to talk about careers and life paths I would be happy to, one of the seniors said "I would be honored to talk with you more". How sweet!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Still sick

How can I be still sick? How can I still have a sore throat? What the hell!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shows That I Love

Loving ....

Fringe, can't wait for it to return in April

Criminal Minds

CSI: New York

Grey's Anatomy, its finaly getting good again

CSI: Las Vegas

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So I am feeling a little better although if I talk I sound like I am on my death bed so I have been trying to not talk ... which is very tough ... any who I decided to post some pictures from the boys (my hubby and his dad) taking down the ceiling fan to putting up the chandelier. I love the final product!

The remnants of the old fan.

The boys working together

Construction zone

The final product! I love it!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Stupid Sore Throat

I have the sore throat from hell. I had a little bit of a sore throat at the end of last week but sometime on Saturday night it kicked itself up a notch and had me hurting ever since. Every time I swallow I just want to die because it hurts so bad. I have been using the throat sprays that taste terrible but help and I am sick of it. I am sick of drinking hot tea, chicken broth and soup. I want real food and I want my throat to feel better.

You hear me throat ... get better!!

Friday, March 13, 2009


My husband is a rock star!!!

Picture this, it is Friday with a deadline of noon time to have one of our grants done. We have been working hard all week pulling data & stat's together, wording things just so, getting support letters from local courts and agencies all to print it out and find that we have the stupid "DRAFT" written faintly in large letters across the pages.

Oh shit!!!! EEEEKKKK!!!! AHHHHH!!!! OH NO!!!!! These are the words that came spewing out of our mouths as we saw it print out with the dreaded "DRAFT". But wait, in the distance we saw a shiny sexy prince only a cell phone call away.

I raced to call my husband, who responded like batman. He quickly told me what to do and how to do it. In less then a minute we have the dreaded "DRAFT" gone from our papers.

YES!!! Thank God!!! It worked!! He is a Rock Star!! Hell, ya he is a Rock Star!! Were the cheers coming from my office. I always new my hubby was a rock star and he got to show it today.

Thanks Smokie!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Words can mean so many things depending on your tone or your mind. For instance I always seem to have my mind in the gutter.

Last night as I get ready for bed:

Me: I have such a bad headache, it's stress related I think.
Hubby: Did you take anything for it?
Me: No
Hubby: You should take some Asprin.
Me: Ya, but can I sleep with it?
Hubby and Me: Burst out laughing

At least I am not the only one.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Baby

Our cat is so precious. She likes to hide under the chair and pretends we can't see her.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Barbie Turns 50

Love this ... especially the end with the bra!!! Can't wait till I turn 50.

It is the little things that make me laugh!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Vagina Vagina Vagina

This weekend I spent Friday and Saturday working the Vagina Monologues at Worcester State College. A group of Resident Assistants and students performed the fabulous monologues and the benefits went to the non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault agency that I work for.

The show was AMAZING!

Tee-shirts for the ladies!

Tee-shirts for the boys! I almost bought one for hubby but they sold out.

The whole group of sexy ladies loving their vaginas!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Need to laugh

This morning I didn't need to be to work till a little later so I had a few minutes to spend playing with my cat, The Baby. This morning I was throwing her little rattle ball high in the air and then she would chase it as it landed on the ground ... very cute. This was going on for a bit and then I saw another rattle ball on the ground so I could use that one too.

It went like this:

"Oh, look you have another ball"
"Oh, you have two balls"

Hubby and I just burst into laughter. Sometimes the little things just make me laugh.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow Day

Yesterday I got the day off due to the blizzard. Yes!!! Having a day off is fun because I usually don't do anything productive, it is more like a me day. I slept late, drank a couple cups of coffee, read my book under a nice blanket and ordered out. I love snow days!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Micro Part II

I love my hubby and he really is good at fixing things and tries hard; however, things just never seem to go according to plan. He spent most of the weekend putting the built in microwave up. Measuring twice and then cutting or screwing things in only to find that nope it is still not right. We have lifted the micro into place 4 times now only to have something not be perfectly lined up so we need to take it down and start over.

Yay! On the 6th try we did it. The built in microwave is in and it is beautiful. Good work hubby!