Monday, December 19, 2005

Birthday wishes and a shaved head....

Today was another cold one-the roads were so bad early this morning it took Rick an hour instead of the normal 20 minutes to get home. He saw several wrecks and even the news was reporting a huge number of wrecks all over town.

We did get out and do some more shopping, but later on in the evening it was starting to get bad again.

It was my Dad's birthday yesterday-he is still down but he is getting a little better. He has his quirky sense of humor still. When I asked him what he wanted for Christmas he said a short single lady with large boobs :O

This is how I can tell that he will be okay after some time, if he lost his sense of humor I would be worried. I thought I would go buy him an insane amount of lottery tickets-he loves his scratch off tickets.

A few days ago I entertained thoughts of just shaving my head instead of worrying about a haircut. Tonight I just picked up the electric razor and did it. After the first run through I was thinking "too late to back out now"!

It turned out pretty good I think. I haven't had it like this since I was in kindergarten. I don't know what it was that struck me to do it, but it was almost liberating in a way.

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday and that it's not as cold for you as it is here!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Slip N Slide

I got up early today (shock) and thought I'd go see my Dad for a bit. I made it about 6 blocks and knew I had made a mistake. It was 17F with a humidity level of about 97%. I had no idea it was going to be THAT bad.

The cars on the road were slipping all over the place, one poor lady was turned around backwards and couldn't get any traction. I looked over at the freeway overpass, the cars were sitting still. About 6 blocks back the other way a gas tanker truck had turned over in front of Rick's parent's house.

I thought yeah right, I'm not going to mess with this.

Later on it got a little better and we were able to go out and do some shopping for the holidays and go to a birthday party for Rick's 7 year old nephew.

The crowds wore me out and I will be out in it again tomorrow. I never seeem to get my shopping done early like I keep promising myself!

Hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

14 days left...

I ventured out to do some shopping for Christmas. Found a few ideas, but wasn't motivated to buy anything other than dog food and diet coke.

We drove through some car lots looking for Rick a car-everything is so high and there is slim pickings of used cars at the new car lots. I read in Time magazine that not many people are buying therefore less trade ins and what was there, they were way overpriced in my opinion. We'll probably hit the used car lots tomorrrow and see what they have in stock.

I haven't been in the mood for the holidays lately considering. Rick put up some neat lights and decorations on the outside and has been trying to get me in the mood to put up the tree. I keep thinking I need to but haven't got there yet.

I did have another win yesterday, a Febreeze noticable prize pack-a new plug in thing they are promoting. I'm up to $95 in prizes now.

Hope everyone had a great week.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Yappy puppies and 2 wins..

I think I ended up with about 3 hours of sleep today. I had to bring the puppies in since our temp got down to -2 F last night. They will sleep for about an hour, play for 2 hours and yap for the rest of the time. If they weren't so cute.....

I found homes for 2 of them and I had homes for the 2 left but they both fell through, hopefully someone will want them soon. Who wouldn't want these cuties: (the 2 on the right-temporarily named Yip and Yap) They are Pitbull/Dachsund mix-

After entering all my daily contests I won another King Kong poster from Coca Cola and a $10 old navy gift card on instant wins. These small wins are keeping me going! Now if I could win a luxury vacation or a car!

Here are the links if you feel lucky:
King Kong and Old Navy

The King Kong instant win requires a UPC code from a cup, but if you don't have one you can click somewhere and have one emailed to you. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


I haven't felt like saying anything lately-mostly been being a bum and hiding under the covers. On November 26th my Mom passed away after about 10 months of fighting cancer. We had the funeral that following Monday and it was sad to be in the same place that we were for my brother less than a month before.

My Dad and sister are having a tough time but at least they are grieving, I feel stuck in a time warp like it hasn't hit yet. Not sure what is going on with that. I keep waiting for them to ask me why I'm not crying.

My Dad's Birthday, Christmas and what would have been their 47th wedding anniversary are all within a week of each other so that will be an even tougher time on my Dad. Hopefully I can be there for him.

We are finally getting a settlement on the car insurance stuff this thursday so hopefully we can get another car-having just the one is not fun.