Monday, March 30, 2009

Pink Saturday, the Monday Edition

Above is a picture of my sweet peas. They were the are the first flowers I plant each year, and by far the most fragrant and beautiful. By the first frost of fall, they are generally taller than me!
Happy belated Pink Saturday.
**In regard to the lateness, we were unexpectedly away from home for most of the weekend. Sorry guys!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In My Head There Is A Happy Place...

and when you work in Customer Service, you have to go there, mentally, on a frequent basis. Today, quite frankly, has been one of those days. The kind that suck with a capital uck.

I've had every kind of customer on the phone today. The irate kind, the confused kind, the "way too old to be allowed to use the phone" kind, the "I'm going to ask you a question and then answer it myself, negating the necessity of this phone call" kind, the million question kind, the "I want to talk to the supervisor" kind, the "you sound kind of young" kind, the perverted kind, the "wrong company" kind, the cuss-word-a-second kind. You name it, I've dealt with it today.

Remember the old Calgon commercials...I may have been a small child at the time that they were in fashion, but I want to say: "Calgon! take me away!"

I need a beach, warm weather, an adult beverage, a shoulder rub, and good book...and in my head, that's where I am.

Toasting you with a mental Mai Tai,


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Monday, March 23, 2009

Pink Saturday.

This is a picture of my Best Friend from High School's little girlie...She's such a cutie.

**NOTE: The reason I was late posting was because my sweetie and I visited the local casino for the first time this weekend. We had such a blast. If you go in with our attitude of "I'm not blowing more than $5" and stick to it, you can have a lot of fun. There is so much to see in there, even if you aren't playing. The lights and the noise, it's all so exciting. I can totally understand how a person can get hooked on it!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

I was thinking about what to post today, because, to be completely honest, I am not a "pink" type of girl. I was always into lavender and purple growing up (still am). So I don't really own a lot of pink. Then I thought about last Easter, when I bought the most beautiful pink hyacinth. I buy one every year, and we plant the bulb by the front door so that when you walk in and out of the house, you are greeted with their wonderful smell. Someday, when I am long gone, and the house is sold, the new buyer will wonder what exactly is up with fifty or so hyacinths in the flowerbed. :) But they just smell so pretty, don't they? This year I'm going to try to find a white one I think.
As I was finding the picture in my files on the computer, I came across this picture of our beloved dog, Max. Max passed away in August of 2008, and we miss him so much. He was the perfect pet, so sweet. And of course, he indulged my "dress-up" inclinations. Poor Max had so many different bandanas, one for every holiday. I just miss him so much, I think Sweetie misses him more though, because Max truly was his best friend. It's hard not having him around sometimes, but nice to run across these pictures. Thank goodness I'm camera-happy. Everyone that knows me might complain about it, but I do catch some of the best moments.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



Monday, March 02, 2009

ABC's of Me...

A - Age: 33
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: It’s a toss up between vaccuuming and dusting.
D - Dad's Name: Ray
E - Essential start your day item: coffee
F - Favorite actor(s): Matthew McConaughey (he’s so pretty), Vince Vaughn, Dane Cook, and Jack Black, because they are funny. Also, Viggo Mortensen, well, because he seems dangerous. I’ve probably hit all of my sub categories
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5 foot something. It varies any where from five foot four to five foot six. Depends on who is doing the measuring I guess. My doctor’s office makes me the tallest.
I - Instruments you play(ed): saxophone, trumpet (for a limited time). I can also pick out a tune on the piano.
J - Job title: Domestic Sales Associate.
K - Kid(s): Yeah, he’s 45 and gives me way more grief than a five year old…
L - Living arrangements: with my Mike (who I pick on and tease, but is the most wonderful man in the world.)
M - Mom's name: Carol
N - Nicknames: Minniewheat, Min, Minnie Mouse, Min-Min, Minnie-me, Minnie Driver, Minnie-ola, Minerva, I have a ton of them.
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: When I was two, I had scarlet fever—and was a very sick little girl.
P - Pet Peeve: There are four things that irritate me when it comes to people: Laziness, lack of common sense, irresponsibility, and being just plain rude—all of these things are unnecessary and the reason that our world is in the state that it is…(and Minnie dismounts her soapbox with a double-flip, half-twist…)
Q - Quotes you like: "Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be." -- John Wayne
R - Right or left handed: Righty
S - Siblings: 2 brothers, John and James
T - Time you wake up: 4:30 AM. Every day.
U-Under or over the sheets: under
V- Vegetarian?: Not on your life. I like prime rib too much.
W- Winter activity you love: snuggling with Sweetie on the couch, listening to the fireplace.
X - X-Ray lately?: No, the last one was for a filling in my teeth about two years ago.
Y - Year you were born: 1975
Z - Zoo's you've been to: Erie