Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Didn't your mother teach you that it was impolite to stare?

Yeah, she also taught me not to flash everyone around me at a restaurant!!

Last night Michael and I went out to dinner. We sat in a booth in the middle of the restaurant and one booth up from us on the opposite site a mother and daughter were also having dinner. The daughter was tall and thin and wearing very short wind-shorts and a t-shirt; the mother looked like she used to have that same body. She seemed to still be in very good shape, but didn't have all the right curves she probably had before having children - still thin nonetheless! Point being she was the right size to be wearing the khaki mini-skirt she had on. And while seated she had all the manners of my high school home-economics teacher - sit w/ knees together and ankles crossed (as I am in my chair now in a skirt w/ one leg tucked under the other!!). The problem was when she got up or down or crossed her legs. Every time she got up the knees spread and I got a total view of "everything"! Every time she sat down I got this same view...as well as when she decided to cross her legs as opposed to sitting there w/ her ankles crossed and knees together! I pointed it out to Michael, who had his back to her and couldn't see. His response, "At least she's wearing something under there!!" Well, I have to admit that I agree w/ him!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Two memes in less than a week!





Your Inner European is Dutch!









Open minded and tolerant.

You're up for just about anything.




found at Christine's

Friday, April 22, 2005

It's still just as disgusting now

as when I thought it was true. I had heard that the finger found in the chilli at Wendy's was false and then read this article today in the Chronicle. Actually it's even more disgusting b/c this means she actually planted someone's finger in the chili!! Where do you get a finger??? I still cannot bring myself to buy chilli at Wendy's even though I know it isn't true.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another new bandwagon to jump on!

Nina and Kymberlie are in the know on everything is seems!!! The latest? GreenZap! And if you pre-register you'll get $25 - so go...sign up for this, too!!!!

I haven't posted in a couple days, but I found this

and thought it was fun to share!





Your Linguistic Profile:



60% General American English

30% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Upper Midwestern






I found this here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I've jumped on another bandwagon!

I joined from Nina's link and haven't really used it since...but I have been seeing everyone post it lately and some even WIN, so I figured I had better get some people to sign up under me to increase my chances!!!

So...if you haven't signed up for Blingo yet...please sign up as my friend!!! Maybe we'll both win!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

It's six freaking thirty on Saturday morning...

why couldn't I have just fallen back to sleep??? Now the sun is starting to come up and I know there is no way I'll be able to fall back to sleep. At least I can do something productive (study) instead of surfing the internet!!! Poor Chinook - he has been trying to sleep since I woke up, but between me moving around the light from my monitor he just dozes for a moment and then huffs at me to let me know he IS trying to get some sleep and that I am keeping him up!

Go to sleep Hanna!

Michael just left for work...and usually I try to go back to sleep for a while after he leaves. He left about 4:20 and afterwards I shut my eyes and tried to go back to sleep, but instead ended up jus laying here staring at the ceiling...and now I am blogging. I'm still in bed...just not sleeping. Chinook, however, did want to go back to sleep!!! I think the light from the monitor is bothering him, though! Ha Ha!

Ack...I just saw my reflection in the mirror - the only illumination coming from the monitor. It was a bit creepy. I think I'll scoot down so I can't see that again!!!!ha Ha...scardy cat!

I had reset the alarm to get up in a few hours anyway to study. I should be doing that right now, though I am not sure how much I would retain before five AM!!

I originally got online to see if my parents had written me back. Since they have been in Egypt I have only talked to them a couple of times. Mainly we're just emailing and IM'ing from time to time. They write about once a day.

Ah...yesterday when Michael came home I was in the study...I heard him come in and put his stuff down and start playing w/ Chinook. Eventually he came back there where I was holding Chinook and said, "What about we keep Chinook when your parents come back|?" My reply..."Who are you!!" Michael has always loved Chinook he just didn't think it was fair that his dogs had to go outside and mine didn't. He knew they couldn't live in the house, though. I think he just felt guilty b/c he had to put them out. I would love to keep Chinook here full time...after all he is my dog. Since I moved to Houston he stayed at my parents' while I did and would go back and forth after I started living in apartments. I had conceded to the fact the he was no longer my dog when we moved here b/c I didn't want him living outside and thought I would never be able to bring him in the house. I am exstatic at the thought of him coming to stay w/ us for good in the house. Only...how do I break that to daddy? He is pretty attatched to Chinook and it woiuld probably be hard for him to let go now. Maybe he can go back and forth for visitation!!! I don't know...we'll have to talk about it when they get home.

OKay...I'm going to try to go back to sleep for at least an hour...let's see if I can do it this time!

Oh...one more thing....this is why I wish I was more of a Geek! I use Firefox at home and IE at work...I love the way my template looks in IE and while it isn't too bad in Firefox it doesn't look the way I designed it entirely. How do I make it look them same in either browser. Is it my CSS? Or just the formatting in general make work in one browser and not another??? Or do I just have to live w/ them looking different???

Friday, April 15, 2005

I don't have morning sickness,

but these are great for the nausea that comes with a migraine, which is what I have had all afternoon. It's a little better at the moment. I went to the health food store today looking for Ginger Chews, but she didn't have them. She had these instead. They are still for sick stomach, but more for motion sickness I think. Needless to say they don't exactly work like the Ginger Chews. I don't think you can take them back, though so they'll still be good to keep around. I might go to World Market tomorrow - I know they have Ginger Chews b/c I was with a friend when she bought some there. That's how I found out that ginger would help with the nause.

Well, I thought I was feeling better, but staring at the computer isn't helping the way I feel at all so I am going to go lay back down.

Oh...one more thing. I also bought one of these at the health food store. That is really what took me in there. A coworker has one and it really helps. Also, daddy works with a lot of people from India and I guess in conversation told them I suffered from bad migraines. They gave him a bottle of Tiger Balm - it was mostly gone, but there was still just enough to try out and know that it helped, too - so I also bought this at the store today. And last, but definitely not least, I keep a box of these in my fridge. They are wonderful. I have an old fashioned ice bag that I put on my head a lot when it hurts, but when I can't hold my arm up to hold the ice bag on my head, these are great b/c they actually stick on your forehead - or wherever you need them. I actually have one on right now. I think it was my last one, though so I need to pick up another box next time I'm at the store.

I just thought I would pass all that along in case anyone who reads suffers from migraines like I do. I haven't found anything that works great. Just found things that at least get me back to being able to function when a migraine hits. If it's too bad nothing works...I am just down for the count and have to go to bed. I did that earlier today and dozed for a while. It helped some - I wish I could have stayed asleep, but noises outside woke me up.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I'm blogging from my living room!!!

Since Kenny and Elaine came over on Sunday and helped me get my wireless up and running I haven't really used it. Michael has a lot more than me actually - working on his fantasy sports teams in front of the game!!! So...now he's up playing PlayStation and I am doing studying...well, I'm blogging right now, but studying, too!! I needed to see if my professor had answered my email so it was convenient the laptop was handy! I am working on accounting for pension plans right now and it's really so much easier to lay the worksheets out in excel rather than try to draw them out on notebook paper - another reason it was so convenient the laptop was handy!!!

Tomorrow is my Friday off. I plan on getting my hair cut around noon. My neighbor is off, too and we talked about getting together to shop for baby room furniture - she just found out that she is pregnant with her first child! She is so excited!!! I think it will be a lot of fun! Michael is working again this Saturday. I am going to get a massage while he's at work. I haven't had one in a long time & my neck is really crying out for one! I have been having so many headaches lately and my neck is so tight - almost to the point it feels that I have a crick in it all the time. I think if I can get that worked out with a massage it might help out a lot. I'll let you know!

We worked a lot in the back yard this evening. I am going to take some pictures tomorrow so that I can show mother and daddy since they are still in Egypt. I'll have to be sure and post them here, too. We got a storage unit from one of my coworkers that we put in the backyard...great to hold lawn equipment and gardening "stuff"!! We also put down stepping stones to it from the back gate like the ones we put from the patio to the dogs new home - the dog run we built. We also bought a patio set - finally!!! We put that up and Michael had potted a bunch of flowers that we put on the table! It looks so great out there now. I can't wait to be able to sit and enjoy it all!!

Well, I really better get back to the books! Have a good night!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I feel terrible this morning.

Michael got up to go into work early - after he left I slept for about another hour and a half and when I woke up I had a dull headache. As I moved around it got worse and worse - I almost called in to take the morning off, but I couldn't remember what all I had going on this morning. Trying to remember just hurt too much! So...I came on it. I went downstairs and had b'fast w/ my coworker and our boss - thought some coffee and starch would help. It isn't. I don't know if this was brought on by all the grayness outside or b/c I didn't get much sleep this weekend. I had a good weekend...I just didn't get much sleep.

Michael worked on Saturday so he left around 4:30 - I was planning to meet his aunt at 6:30 so I didn't get to lay down and get much more sleep. I left around 6:15 to get to her house - we met the rest of the family at Trader's Village - they had a big community garage sale - I was looking for flower pots, but didn't find any. We didn't stay too long - there wasn't really anything there I was interested in. After I left there my sister-in-law-to-be asked if I wanted to run around with her for a while...so we did a little shopping, looked for a few things for the wedding, and had lunch. By that time Michael was off work so I headed back to the house. We had decided we wanted to look for patio furniture so we store hopped for a while, but didn't find anything. We did get a few other things we needed, though. That evening I went to a House/Apartment- Warming for another friend. I was there until about 8:00 I think. When I got Michael and I had to drive back down to his work. He had taken off his ring when he washed his hands and didn't put it back on...we found it laying just where he had left it!

By the time we got home his brother was in our drive-way. He was spending the night b/c they had to get up early on Sunday, too. They were going to Baytown to the races and left around 7:00 to meet up with the others going. So...I was up and didn't go back to bed then either. I got up and started cleaning ran some errands to get some things and came home to pressure wash the back patio. At which time I realized we didn't have any gas for it, so I had to run out again to get gas. When I finally got it all going I ended up getting more soaked than the patio. I had to strip off my jeans outside b/c they were dripping! I got cleaned up and met up with Kenny & Elaine at Fry's. Afterwards we had lunch and then came back to my house and Kenny helped me get set up on wireless...Yay! It was so nice to get it done! Thanks Kenny!!!! He also helped me w/ some other computer "issues" that I had!! But we're up and running well now! It was a good afternoon - I had a lot of fun.

I have class tonight. Two weeks ago I went to class w/ a bad headache and it was so hard to concentrate. I really hope this one fades before then.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Only fifteen more minutes...

I love Fridays now! Either I don't have to come to work or I get to leave an hour early!! Since today is my Friday to work I'll be leaving in 15 minutes! I just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend and tell you about the beautiful flowers that my wonderful husband brought home to me yesterday...just because!!!



Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Invitations Galore

I still have invites for Gmail, but now I also have invites for & if you would like an invitation to either, please just leave a comment to this sticky and let me know!! I have plenty to give away!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

I think I am done...for now!

I really like this layout...simple, clean, non-cluttered!!! I don't like the little disclaimer notice at the top, though. I thought maybe my computer was the only one that the font/template got funky on...but when Kathy told me she didn't like the shadow on the font I knew it wasn't just me. So, I told her to refresh like I do and all would be good again...she did and also let me know the next time she came to visit the ugly shadows were gone!!! Yay!! BUT I put my little disclaimer up there b/c I don't want people to think that I CHOSE that horrid looking font if they happen to come to visit and can't read my posts b/c every letter has a bit shadow underneath it. I did put a shadow on the boxes around my posts, but that still doesn't explain why at times the box disappears and the font gets the shadow...does it??? Tech help please!!! I wish I were more of a Geek, then I would be able to answer these questions for myself!

Pardon the mess...

I am playing around w/ my template a bit today...so things might look squirrely over here for a bit!!!! Normal working blog will resume soon!


but...tell me what you think so far!! Neater this way?

Sunday, April 03, 2005

We had a good weekend.

It turned out that I didn't have to come into the office on Friday after all, thank goodness. I know there will be times when I have to give up a Friday off for certain circumstances, but I don't see what happened last week as one of those circumstances. Anyway, that's over with and I don't want to dwell on it anymore, so that's the last I'll say about it.

I went to my parents' house on Friday. Since we were going out of town we decided to use their Excursion b/c we were taking we had three dogs in two big kennels, plus all of our bags and the cooler and there were four of us - me and Michael, Christopher, & Kristeena - there was just no way my jeep would hold us all. While I was there I took my jeep for an oil change and mother & I ran a few errands, then we came back and all had lunch together. After we cleaned up the kitchen I had to get back to the house. I needed to finish packing for the weekend and had laundry to take care of, too. When Michael got home we cut the grass and watered the lawn before Christopher and Kristeena arrived. We finally made it out of town around 8:00 and arrived a little after 10:00 - we made pretty good time!

Saturday morning the guys got up early and went fishing. Since Kristeena was still sleeping I took advantage and spent several hours in the early morning studying. I have a test tonight and it isn't going to be an easy one! When the guys got back we had breakfast and after they rested a while we all went to my Grannie's house. We all visited for a while before they went back to the lake and Kristeena and I spent the afternoon w/ Grannie.

I haven't mentioned anything before, b/c I really wasn't ready to talk about it, but I found out a while back that my Grannie has Leukemia. The doctor doesn't really seem to be so worried about it affecting her, though. He says it could be five to six years before she experiences any problems b/c of it & since she'll be 91 in four months, his take on it is that natural causes, not the cancer, is what will end Grannie's life. That sounds so harsh to say. It's hard for me to think about either scenario. Next to my mother, my Grannie is the closest woman in the world to me. She is an amazing woman and I cannot imagine being here without her. Grannie and I talk often and about most anything. I usually call her on my way home from work or sometimes during lunch. I couldn't be more proud when I introduce myself as her grand-daughter to people that know her. She is such a inspirational woman; definitely someone to be admired & looked up to. She is being very positive about all this. Since the doctor told her it wasn't something to worry about, she told me that's exactly what she's going to do...not worry about it. It wasn't brought up at all this weekend. When I first found out about it I was extremely upset that I hadn't been told sooner, but now part of me wishes that I didn't know...though I do know that if it did turn out to affect her and ultimately take her life I would never be able to forgive anyone who knew and didn't tell me. Having Grannie be present at my marriage and visit in my own home was such a joy. I've always known there was a chance my children wouldn't know her since I came along so much later in her life than the rest of her grandchildren & it's always bothered me - that's one of the main reasons I never wanted to wait too long to have children of my own, but it was never a true reality to me I don't think. I just always pictured my life in years ahead w/ Grannie in it. Now I am forced to deal with the reality that may not be the truth.

So...it was so nice to be able to spend time with her this weekend. We didn't do anything special - just hung out with her at her house. When Michael & Christopher came back they had a huge bouquet of wild flowers for her. They were so beautiful and had wisteria in it which smelled wonderful!! They were so cute coming in the door w/ this big bouquet of flowers!! And Grannie loved them!!!

We went out for dinner Saturday night and turned in early since we all were up pretty early Saturday morning. Sunday morning I went back down to visit w/ Grannie for a while before everyone got up and I took her back to my aunt & uncle's since otherwise they would have driven down to pick her up for church. Her flowers were still smelling so good! After I dropped her off and went back Michael had everything cleaned and picked up and our stuff packed and ready to go, so we got on the road and made it back to Houston around noon. It was such a gorgeous weekend and so nice to be able to spend time w/ Grannie and just visit. She and my aunt and uncle actually had to leave church early and drive out of town to attend the funeral of one of my Grannie's nieces - a cousin to my mother and uncle, that had passed away this past Thursday.

I tried to study more on the drive home, but reading in the car usually gives me a headache...so that didn't last too long...so last night I broke out the books again and studied for tonight's test some more. I thought about taking 1/2 day off today, but since I am the only one here that can't happen! I have been studying all week and studied good this weekend and will more during lunch so I feel pretty confident about the test. I feel better than I did about the last one and ended up making a B on that, so hopefully I'll do well.

Mother and daddy are flying out today. They are spending the next three weeks in Egypt w/ our family. Yesterday they brought my jeep back to us & brought Chinook. I (and everyone else) still call him my dog even though he lives with my parents now, but he gets to stay with us while they are gone! I wish we could go too, but we'll all be on vacation in June in Colorado...so like Michael said, the sooner they get back, the sooner we'll all be on vacation! I can't wait for that trip - there is going to be 12 of us going, though my nephew is more than likely not going to stay w/ us. He has a friend that lives in Colorado & will probably just be w/ us for the drive up there and the drive home!

I have been working on this post since I got in to work this morning...and am finally able to finish it! I hope you all had a great weekend & enjoyed the beautiful weather that we had.