Monday, September 26, 2005

Home Again

We are back from vacation and back to the humdrum of life. Vacation was way too short! But we did have a lot of fun. We went camping a few days. Nothing beats getting away from home, phone, computers and people. We found a great camping area in Versailles, Indiana just an hour drive away. It being the off season for camping we almost had the entire camp site to ourselves. So needless to say we had at least one night that we enjoyed nature they way it is supposed to be enjoyed. Yep you guessed it. In the nude. It was a very refreshing experience to sit out under the starts and a campfire with nothing on but a smile. The sex was pretty awesome too!! did you know that picnic tables can be very useful...for more than just picnicing.

When we returned home we didn't do much but just sit around and relax. We went to the Reds game on Saturday night. We sat in the nosebleed section. If you have never experienced a game in that section of a stadium you must! I felt lightheaded the entire time. But the Reds won and we enjoyed our night out. But of course I was in line getting beers when the only home run of the game was hit. Figures. We took my two youngest boys and it was their first time at a game, and I think they really enjoyed it. Silver and his son also went along for the evening and I think everyone was pretty tired by the time we all got home.

Sunday was clean up day, but do to some kind of bug I got I didn't do anything but lay on the sofa the entire day. Today I went back to work still under the weather and wondering what is this thing I have that is causing me to be dizzy headed and weak. Well more so than normal. Of course my hypochondria has me thinking all kinds of rare diseases has invaded my body, but I just think it's a bug and will pass soon.

Anyway, we are home again and our anniversary vacation was a great time. Looking forward to the next five years.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


At 4:00 p.m. today after I put in my 8 hours of labor, I will be out of here for an entire week!!

No big plans or vacation spots planned, but we are thinking about going camping if the weather holds up for us. DJ and will celebrate our 5 year anniversary on the 23rd and it would be nice to celebrate out in nature, under the stars.

So until sometime next week you will not see a post. Unless it gets really really boring on my week vacation.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

SIMS 2 Nightlife

SIMS 2 NIGHTLIFE came out today. And of course as most of you know I am a Sim-aholic. So I ran right out to Target after work today and picked up my copy.

This time the Sims can go downtown while driving their own car!! They can Kareoke and go on dates and even meet vampires. But be careful because they can be bitten and be turned into a vampire as well.

I will be glued to my computer over the next few days, weeks and months I am sure.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

What's His Name?

Today is my first child's birthday. J1 turns 24 today.
Where did the time go? Joe was born after 12 hours of labor and as it was pouring down rain on September 14, 1981.

His mother and I had not decided on a name. I wanted Daniel Joseph, she wanted Jonathon Michael. Even after he was born we still had not decided. After his birth I went out to the waiting room and my grandfather was there waiting with the rest of the family. I looked at him and said...

"How would you like your first Great-Grandchild named after you?"

Tears welled up in his eyes, but he never answered.

My son was named after him.

Happy Birthday Joe.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Money Money Money

No this is not a post to let everyone know I won the lottery. Quite the opposite really. I know that complaining about it is not going to cause money to magically appear in my checking account, but it makes me feel better to bitch.

We had to borrow $1,300 to pay on taxes on the Blazer we bought back in October and for the recent repairs on the Cavalier. That set us back, as it all happened the same week we were moving into our new place. Not to mention the monthly child support payments that I have to pay each month. Which are a week behind now. That wasn't enough, it seems the bank is out to get us.

Tuesday I went to the neighborhood ATM and withdrew $30.00 for lunch, gas and some spending cash for my wallet just in case. When I received my receipt giving my new balance it showed at least $120 less than what I expected. So a call to the bank.

"I'm sorry sir, I can not see why there were 5 overdraft notices applied to your account and it shows you had sufficient amounts to cover any checks that were written. it must have been a glitch in the system. But I am not authorized to correct it."

Then give me someone who is...
Thankfully, two days later the money was returned to our account.

I think it's time to change banks. Or just stuff it under the mattress.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Loving the Gift Certificates

Our House/ Apartment Warming Party was a success. Even though a few people were MIA. But our families showed up and we got loads of new stuff!!

We now have our bathroom completely finished with the matching rugs, towels and decorations. The kitchen is almost there, with a new pretty blue blender. I love colored appliances. Not to mention the new stainless steel electric can opener. (I have yet to figure out how to use it)

We also got our long awaited dining room set. Not the one that we wanted, but even better. It matches everything else we have in the dining room and it was $200 cheaper!! I love family discounts! We got candles, pictures, and the best of all GIFT CERTIFICATES!!

I think Dj was just a little upset when I said...

"I can't wait to spend MY gift certificates."

Yeah, I'm so Monica

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Autumn of Life

With the travesty that is ongoing in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast I will refrain from complaining about the high gas prices here in Ohio. At least I have a car to drive and my home has not been destroyed by a hurricane. But I have to say the gas prices ARE HIGH.

So high that we are staying home this last weekend of the summer season. But we will be busy. Of course today I have to work (which is where I am posting my blog from), but then Mamma D is having a Labor Day get-together this evening with grilled food, alcohol and more food.

Tomorrow DJ and I will be throwing our own little festivities. Our House/Apartment Warming Party is set for tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Hopefully we will not be too hung over from tonight so that we can enjoy it. So far we have about 35 people that have said that they will drop in sometime tomorrow bringing gifts and a festive spirit. I love parties, especially when I get gifts!

I also got some news this week. My son J1, who just purchased a new home has also purchased a one carat diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend, 'Lil Bit. They have been together for almost two years, and now they are living together in their new home, so I knew that this day was soon approaching. Not sure when he is going to actually give it to her, but I am sure I will be getting a call. Could it mean grand kids in the horizon????

Hey it may be September but I'm not ready for the autumn of my life to be here!