Thursday, January 27, 2011

WORTH EVERY PENNY

There is nothing better than coming home and going for a refreshing swim.  Been doing laps and I'm discovering muscles I didn't know I had.  Some people run, some people do yoga, I swim. I'm sure you must be sick of me talking about it, but tonight as I was drying off I realized my life wasn't so bad.  For the first time in as long as I can remember, I was smiling when no one was looking.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And the pool is swimmable now...weeeeeeee!!!!  I have some new gear too for laps.

Goofin' around and showing off my new Chico's necklace.  They had a 40% off sale which makes it more affordable for me since I just dropped a load on the pool heater.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Holy crap the house is ripped up every which way from Sunday.  We have 6 guys here, three inside and three outside.  The dogs are going apeshit.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Time to get some work done. Just swabbed the deck like a pirate, gotta give the dogs a bath, organize my shoes on my new shoe rack and do the laundry. Ug.  After that I think I will lay in the sun with a good book.  Barbequing kabobs tonight, then my new pool heater goes in tomorrow!  Yaaaaay!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friends Mario and Sheila on the Matterhorn.  This is way better than working.  It's good to be the boss!

Alive and well at D-land!

Surgery went good and now I'm spending the day at Disneyland with my friend Mario.  This is great, it is hot and the park is empty!!  Wooooo!!  Pics later.  On my way to Tower of Terror...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I am having my surgery tomorrow, and I'm off work until next Wednesday.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I love that it is 85 degrees in JANUARY.   My friends back home hate me. ;-)  The dogs are loving it too.  I went to a kareoke bar last night with my two moms to hear our friend Al sing.  I haven't been to a bar in years and I don't think I've EVER been in one with my mom. LOL. He was amazing - he drew quite a crowd.  Going to enjoy the sun today.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dinner, Coffee and Roots

Me and my dark roots made baked chicken parmesan for din-din and now I'm kicking back drinking a cup of coffee out of my new Keurig coffee maker that I scored at Christmas. Actually it's a Cuisinart which is better than the Keurig.  Mmmmmm.  Nothing real exciting going on.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Remodeling, Part 400 (master suite bath and powder room)

The new walls look pink in the pictures, but really they are a beige-y peach. It has been fun getting rid of all the wallpaper and popcorn ceilings everywhere.



















Remodeling continued...(my bath/guest bath)

Will still be putting tile flooring down and getting a new toilet - so still a work in progress.




























Remodeling continued...(guest bedroom and master suite)











Remodeling!

Over the last 6 months we have been slowly remodeling the house. We aren't even CLOSE to finishing, but I wanted to post some before and after progress. My bedroom was first, then the guest bedroom, office, master bedroom and bath, and my bathroom. We are still going to tile my bathroom and get a new toilet, but haven't gotten to it quite yet - and the office is still too messy to show. The entire house has electrical and plumbing issues, so it has been real fun. We have also done the garage and a few things downstairs, but I want to wait to take pics until it has progressed a little further. My grandparents had not done any redecorating since the 70's, so the changes are pretty drastic. LOL! I can't WAIT until we get to the kitchen and back yard!!

Gotta love that paneling!






Friday, January 07, 2011

My mother

When she isn't making me nuts, my mother is quite entertaining.  We went to dinner tonight, and we split the bill. We were both paying cash, but I needed change so I asked her if she could break a 20.  She replied "No, I just have a bunch of tens."

???

I don't know if it was the look on my face or me saying "OK, well how about I trade you this 20 for two of your 10's then?" that made her bust up into laughter.  It has been an hour and she is still laughing. Crazy woman. LOL

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

So I've thrust myself back into work after 11 days off. I like the structure believe it or not. BUT come January 20th, we are doing a software migration for two weeks and I won't have a thing to do. My boss suggested taking some of my vacation time since I've maxed out my vacation accrual.  Frick. We don't get our bonuses until Jan 31st of course, so doing anything interesting is out. It is ashame cuz my bonus is quite substantial this year. Woooo!  A few things I'm doing is getting a pool heater and a temperpedic mattress.  Tired of my back hurting. The rest is going in the bank. I won't know how to act with a savings account.  If I ever sell my house I might be able to salvage retirement before I'm 100.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Last year was the hardest year of my life. Everything I knew, changed. I'm still trying to get used to all things new. Some days I'm good and some days I'm not. It can be very overwheming at times. I feel like I am a completely different person now.

I wonder what this year will bring.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

They've grown to love each other...aawwww

Happy New Year Everybody

Went after Christmas shopping at Macy's and got some stripper pumps I'm gonna kill myself in and some fun jewelry.  Went out for filet mignon on NY eve then just watched movies.  Gotta get some cleaning done before I go back to work.  I have nothing profound to say for the new year.