Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tired of migraines

I'm so tired of migraines. There has got to be some way to get relief from all these headaches. I've been wanting to post and talk about my trip but I've had no energy and very little time since I returned. Tonight is bill paying and laundry. I have some pictures that I can post. The ones that I took came out well until they were put on disk. The regular pics are great but the ones on disk are so grainy and blurry. I don't know why that happened. I may try to post some anyway. I have some that my uncle sent that he took and they are great. Of course, he and his wife are professional photographers and videographers.

I had a FABULOUS time in Cancun. I hope to get to go next year. I got a nice tan (not too dark or red) and was able to do a lot of swimming. The food was great and everyone was so nice. This trip was a first for me in many ways. It was my first time in Mexico, first time out of the US and the first time I went PARASAILING! It was soooo great! Keep in mind I'm deathly afraid of heights. It was weird, my sil and I watched some people doing it and talked about how great it looked and how much fun it would be. Then we decided we would do it. I never got scared. I couldn't believe that I didn't get scared but I didn't. It was a blast! We were about 300 ft in the air out over the ocean. It was unbelievably beautiful. The water was so blue and clear. Absolutely stunning! Anyway, I loved it. I had the best time and really want to go back. I'm going to have to start saving my pennies so I can go next time.

I guess I'd best get back to work. Just a little longer an I can go to the video store and grocery for cat food (if I forget to bring that home I think they will kill me in my sleep). Then, I can go home and get the bills paid and see if I can start saving some money for next years cancun trip. :-)


Sunday, February 19, 2006

Home again...

I arrived home late yesterday. I had a blast last week. Cancun is a great place to visit. I have lots of pics that I'll try to post maybe tomorrow or sometime this week. I have a ton of mail to go through and laundry to get done.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Time to fly...

I have to be up in 6 hours. I have to be ready to leave in 7. I'm exhausted already and haven't finished packing. But...I'm on my way to CANCUN!!!! I'm so looking forward to this trip. I really need a vacation. I hope this will be a good one.

Have a great week and I'll try to write when I can. I'll also take lots of pictures to post.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Countdown has begun...

I've started my Cancun countdown. I've been getting things prepared and making sure I have all I need to take on my trip with me. Yesterday I bought an mp3 player so I'd have some distraction while on the plane. I'm trying to decide what books to take. I don't want to take anything too "witchy" as my family that I will be traveling with is extremely Southern Baptist conservative. And I really just don't want to get into one of 'those' arguments with them. So, I'll have to peruse my bookshelves tonight and see what i've got. I also have a gift card to Barnes and Noble that I could use before the trip. Maybe get something good to take.

My poor heels lost last night in a thriller. I hate dook. I swear there is something unnatural about that team. No one can be that good for that long. It just doesn't happen.

I'm very, very tired today. I stayed up until after the game and then was awoken by my cell beeping to let me know I had a message. A friend of mine (I use the term loosely right now) who is a dook fan, left me a text message.

Well, best get back to work.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Happy camper...

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a happy camper. Last nght's game ended the way I wanted it to, although I would have prefered a better played game. It really wasn't that great of a game. And yes, the refereeing (sp?) wasn't that good either. Anywho, congrats to the Steelers! WoooHooooo....

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Terrible towel...

WOOOOHHOOOOOO.... As they are introducing the MVPs of the past 39 superbowls and Franco Harris whips out his terrible towel! He is the man!!! :-)

Finished scarf

Here are a few pics of the scarf that I finished on Friday. I have it ready to give to my aunt. Yesterday I bought more yarn so that I can make the last one for a friend. They had a great sale at Michael's where the fun fur was about half of what it usually is. I ended up getting a couple of extra skeens of a dark blue with a grayish color mixed in. It is really pretty. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it but it was just too nice to pass up.

And here is another one, a closeup. The color doesn't show up very well in these photos. It is much more blue than it appears here.

I really need to learn to knit something different. When I get back from my trip I think I'll try something new like a booda (sp?) bag or something. Maybe socks or mittens. I'm currently freezing my butt off sitting here waiting to see the ball game. I'm watching the Charmed marathon. I don't want to watch all the hype before the game. It always makes me frustrated listening to them.
Anywho, I'm getting excited about my trip next week. I found out today that they hotel I'm staying at has a computer lab type setup where you can check emails and stuff. So maybe I'll be able to post while I'm gone and tell about my trip. I can't remember if I've said where I'm going but in case I haven't...I'm going to CANCUN! Fun, huh? I hope so. I'm not real big on hot weather and am hoping it will be mild while I'm there.
Well, time to check on the laundry and pay some bills before the game starts.


Let's Go STEELERS!!!!

I'm ready! I'm ready for the superbowl and all the fun that goes with it. I'm so psyched for this game. Yesterday I went to the UNC v Clemson men's basketball game and it was a blast! I had so much fun. So now that they have won that game I can focus on the Steelers today. I've got some pizza rolls, chips, tostitos, queso dip and popcorn for the game. No, I won't eat all of that...but I'll have some variety for whatever I do chose to eat. :-)
I've got on my black sweats and my Steelers sweatshirt and my blanket and terrible towel are ready for kickoff!


Thursday, February 02, 2006

challenges and decisions...

I've been challenged today and I'm not sure what decision to make. I know I've mentioned my 'decision' to stay away from a certain friend (here known as T). I also know I've mentioned how bad he is for me and that I failed miserably the other week in my efforts to stay away from him and be a good girl. Well, after thinking about it and realizing just how bad I felt about what had happened, I decided to go back to my original plan and stay away from him. Apparently he has other plans. He's never been so attentive and flirty as he has the last few months. And it is just getting worse. The more determined I am to NOT have anything but a normal friendship with him, the more determined he seems to be to be more than friends. I'm so confused. I am trying to just take things one day at a time. He is making this very difficult. See the problem is...I'm in love with him. I know we can't be together and shouldn't be together and I know he doesn't love me. However, I'm powerless when he is around. I try saying no and sometimes I even manage to stick to it. But somehow, I always end up giving in. Ugh...

I've been working on a scarf tonight. It is for my aunt. She had asked me over a year ago and I'm just getting to it. I'm going to see her next week and want to have it done to give to her. It is the third one like it that I have done. Light blue red heart with light blue fun fur. Just a basic scarf, but I like it. I've got one more to make for someone else that asked and then I can start a new project. I took some pics with a pda that has a camera because I don't have a digital camera and I hope to post those tomorrow. I want to learn something new in knitting but I also want to knit something for myself. I have been wanting one of those big thick extra long scarfs. I'm not sure what they are called or even if there is a special name for them, but that is what I want to do. Some friends at work gave me a pattern for a booda bag? (I think that is what it is called) and I'd like to try that. I've only ever done scarfs and I'm a little nervous about branching out, but I have to do it. I'm getting so bored with scarfs.

Anywho, my heels are holding on against maryland tonight. There is still a lot of time left so I hope they can hold on and win. I get to go on Saturday to Chapel Hill and see them play against Clemson. I'm pretty syked about it. I've been to a few games before and I always enjoy it.

I also took some pics of my pet babies and hope to post some of those. I've got to get busy figuring out what to take on my trip. I'm going on a trip out of the country next weekend and I need to get planning. I'm one of those people that has to have a plan for everything. I'm really not good at being spontaneous when it comes to most things. But with some things I can be spontaneous.

Hmmm.... I think I hear a klondike bar calling my name... or maybe some sherbert. I want something sweet. Wish I had a smoothie. :-)

They are calling for some winter weather finally. I hope to see some before I leave for my trip and then again when I get back. It will be warm where I'm going and I hope it won't be too hot. I don't like heat. :-)

I'm almost ready for Sunday's game. I sure hope the Steelers can pull it off and win. They so deserve it. I would really like to see the Bus get a ring before he retires. I'm pretty sure this is his last year.

Oh, what a bad witch...I almost forgot to wish everyone a happy Imbolc. I didn't make any plans to celebrate. I wish I had. I haven't figured out the best way to have rituals here. I don't really have a good place in the house and my back yard is a little too open to the neighbors for my comfort right now.

Anyway, I'd best go. I should do some more knitting although I have a mission I could work on . I'm trying to find some specific information about my grandfather and I should probably do some research on it.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

still bitchy after all these years...

Alright, I know I'm still being bitchy but damnit, I have to get this out somewhere or it will eat me alive. My supposed friends are sitting around in front of me talking about sending flowers, or balloons or a gift basket to a co-worker and his family due to their new baby. And part of the conversation was about how they sent stuff to another co-workers daughter when she had surgery last year. Well, some friends. When I had my surgery I didn't even rate a phone call or email. 6 weeks I was all alone and not once did any of them try to contact me. Am I wrong in being a little p'ed off? I guess they don't really consider me their friend. I'll remember that when I'm supposed to do something when one of them has a new baby (which should happen soon, as one of their wives is due next month).

I guess I'm being selfish in wishing that someone, anyone cared about me enough to send flowers or even a phone call would have been nice. Sorry for the pitty pot three days running. Maybe it is the lack of winter weather, but I'm just down.