Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our house

is a very very very fine house. Well except that it is not a house and currently there are boxes EVERYWHERE! In time, hopefully the boxes will be gone so that we have time to organize and downsize and get rid of what we don't need. In the meantime, the boxes make their presence known and I am not liking it, On a better note, my nephew Joey is in visiting for the weekend and I can see him and Shae causing all kinds of mischief. I won't get to see them today because I have to work, and quite frankly get more sleep, but there will be plenty of photo opportunities on Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our bags are packed

we're ready to go...well actually just ready to leave the old place. My dad, my cousin Brian aka Commander and the Princess came by today. I think it took 3 truck trips and lots of packing, but I believe everything is out of the old place and now in the new place. It will take days to get unpacked, but it's OK. We can take like 5 boxes a day and unpack them. This way we won't be overwhelmed. Penguin is going to the old place tomorrow to clean and run the vacuum and paint the doors where the dogs scratched the paint away. Hopefully Friday he will be able to run the carpet shampooer and then I think we will be done. I will probably do one last check of the apartment over the weekend, and then we will turn in the keys on June first. Finally, the end of one adventure and the beginning of a new one. My sister J is coming in this weekend for her college reunion which means my folks get to watch my nephew. Well, actually I think my niece will be watching him..after all he is her best friend. Anyway, I hope to take lots of pictures this weekend. Hope everyone has a great Memorial day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Place

So, things are finally getting settled into the new place. Well, kinda. The hubs moved the clothes from the closet on Friday, and today, sometime between 2 and 5 the cable man is coming. We will be back to having the internet and much needed television. Just kidding on the much needed, but something other than movies to distract me. Hubs called and had the electric switched to the new apartment, and because Hubs' friend has not been able to help us move and it is.getting.old sleeping on the air mattress, my awesome father is helping move the bedroom furniture to the new place. Heck, I don't even care if they only move the bed today. I just can't sleep in the air mattress anymore. So, to thank him and my Uncle who volunteered to help in anyway, we are cooking out again. This time, it won't be an all night affair for me, I work again tomorrow night, but at least my folks will get to see the new place while it is still "the new place." Hopefully this time there will be some pictures, and maybe just maybe my Sister R and her Husband and Peanut will come along too. No pressure R, we will have many other times to hang out. Hope you all have a good weekend. I guess I should get back to work. Take care and have fun.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Wednesday, we took a break after moving the living room and had company over. My cousins Sunshine and Princess were there, as well as my friend Liz and her son Anthony. Also, Andy a recent addition to our mutual friends also stopped by. We cooked on the grill, hung out, just enjoyed the company of others. It was really nice, and I can see Penguin and I doing it again in the near future. Also, we actually met some of our neighbors, which we have only met 2 from the other building in the year that we lived there. They all seem pretty cool, and we all have dogs, so it is definately a zoo in our complex. Our neighbor Raif (I think that is how it spelt, J suggested Ralph and prounounced (Ray-f) works at a hospital and his wife, Michelle is a massage therapist. They are from Chicago, and seem pretty cool. I know that Uncle Joe always has the mentality for the more the merrier, so since Raif and Michelle don't have any family here, they will be joining us for Memorial Day. Anyway, now it's back to life, back to reality and I will go now to continue to provide excellent patient care for my patients and their families. This move is taking forever, but hopefully soon it will be completed so that I can clean the old place. Hope you had a good Hump day. Just think it is now almost Friday!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


So, the hubs and I started moving into our new place Yesterday. I use the term moving very very loosely. Here is the convo I had with hubs.
Me: We really should get packing if we are officially moving everything Wed
Hubs: I got the essentials already in the car
Me: And what are the essentials
Hubs: Air mattress, tv, tv stand, dvd's, pillows, and blankets. You have to get the snack food.
Me: Looks like we are camping out already

Saturday, May 15, 2010


So, I missed posting yesterday. Sorry. Let's recap the last 2 days shall we. On Thursday, after we went and saw the folks we went to visit a friend. Let's just say that after dinner I fell asleep on her couch so we went home. We got home around 9, where I passed out again and slept until Friday at 1130. 14 and a half hours of sleep! I guess I was really tired. Why...because at 3 pm on Friday I feel asleep for another 45 minutes. We got zero packing done, but I have off Monday so that is what Monday will be. No worries, we will get it all done. Work has been crazy busy, full one day not full the next. Hopefully things will just keep on keeping on. Oh, and I found a care package for my cousin Abbz, that I was supposed to mail her for finals. Yep, epic fail. I guess I can either mail it or wait til I see her. I hope nothing has gone bad in it. Guess that teaches me that when I get an idea in my head I should follow through before I forget. Aricept anyone? Anyway, hoping the weather gets nicer so it starts to feel like summer again. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's just another manic Monday, err Thursday

Wish it was Sunday, that's my fun day. Yep, I do wish it was Sunday, that is my next day off. Well, I guess I have today off, but not completely, so I call it my quasi day off. See, I have off from working at the Hospital, I am not even at the other Hospital, but I have a class that I signed up for. This class is 4 hours long, from 330-730, which to make matters worse, I am not waking up before 4 lately, so getting up for this class means I would only be getting 7 hours of sleep, if that is all I had today. Today I also have a doctor's appt at 1215, which means I have to get up at 11, which then means only 3 maybe 4 hours of sleep. Seriously. I tried to wake up at 3 on Wed and I think I really heard my body laugh at me right before I dozed back to sleep. How on earth am I going to survive on 4 hours of sleep??!?!? I remember when 4 hours of sleep was enough, but I am not a spring chicken any more. And, while I am in said class, the hubs is responsible for going to my folks house to drop off laundry and to pick up boxes so that when I am finished with my class I can have dinner and pack just in time for me to want to crawl into bed by 9pm. I guess I have to imagine that I am the little engine that could, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can." What are you doing today? When is your fun day?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Well hello there

Happy Hump day! Yep, we made it. Half-way through another week. What have we learned this week so far? Time is going by way to fast. I have also learned that after work tonight (wed) I will have worked 48 out of the last 96 hours. So, what does that mean...well, lately I have been sleeping a lot, which I love. Working nights is really hard, and getting a good "day" sleep is often even harder. We do have black out curtains, but that doesn't mean that it won't be trash day, or lawn cutting day, or everyone in the building go in and out day and make the dogs bark all day. However, lately, sleep is all I have been doing. For example on a typical day, I am usually a sleep no later than 0830, and then usually up by 2:30-3:00. Umm, yeah, not Tuesday. Tuesday I didn't get to sleep until closer to nine because well my other job is 45 minutes away and Penguin and I wanted breakfast, but...then I slept until 4:30 and even that felt like waking up too soon. I know that I will be asleep by 0800 today since I live approximately 2 miles from where I am working, and maybe that means that I will sleep until 4 again and that will be another daysleep of greater than 7 hours! Wahoo! I love it. It also means that we are thismuchcloser to moving and have nothing backed and ohh man the panic. It's alright, I have my quasi day off on Thursday to get some packing finished and we really don't need to be officially out of the current place until June 1st, but seriously, I would love to be in there tomorrow. I promise, I will take pictures of the new place sans furniture so that you can see our new Igloo. We will now have a first floor apartment with no neighbors behind us and a dishwasher and new conditioners and did I mention it is on the first floor so our dogs can go out on running leashes while I clean and I can feel like I am really cleaning?!!? Yes, I am really excited about being able to clean and bar-b-que and just be in a bigger space. Well, that is all for now. Hope you have a great hump day! What's on your plate?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's all happening...

Yeah, I admit it. I have not been blogging like I used to. Hopefully, this will be the start of something new. Things have been crazy busy around the igloo, and I hope to be able to share some of that with you soon. I believe I will be relying on this blog more in the coming days, but again, this is my outlet right?!? Anyway, the latest in the igloo is that I am working a lot. Not a lot a lot, but enough that I am trying to put some money away and not need it. That is always the catch. I am currently able to put money in savings, then something comes up and I need to borrow from it. I wish either I could go without eating (just kidding) or that groceries would be cheaper (so not kidding here). Anyway, besides that Penguin and I are getting ready to move next week, we actually pick up the keys this Saturday and to say that we haven't started packing is an understatement. We.have.not.packed.a.thing. No, scratch that, I have packed the linen closest because apparently to me, that is a must do. So between work and sleep I need to go to my parents house and get some boxes. It won't really take a long time to pack, it's just getting started that is the problem. Once I get started I know it won't take me long. Then it's the moving and the cleaning of the current apartment and making sure that maintenance can fix the things in the current apartment so that we don't lose our security deposit. Penguin and I are hoping that this is our last move, unless of course we get a house by the end of next year. Again, just put that in the way back burner for now. Nothing else is really going on right now, just excited about moving and helping my folk's watch my nephew for a couple of days while they are in town. Life is kinda hectic right now, but I hope my readers (if there are any out there) haven't given up on me yet. I hope to make this a regular thing, even if it is just a line to let you know that I am alive. So please, bear with me and I promise, hopefully soon there will be more to read about.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all of the mothers out there and to all my blog readers who are moms, I am wishing you the happiest and healthiest mother's day you can have! See, I even baked for the occassion...

I found these Easy Write food markers by Betty Crocker and thought I would give them a try. Glad I don't have to write for a living!
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


They are a girls best friend. Tell me one girl that doesn't like diamonds? Anyone, one of the awesome blogs that I read regularly is hosting a diamond giveaway. Yep, that is right. Diamond earrings. Her giveaway is sponsored by Kohls, and she is lucky to be giving away beautiful diamond earrings. Nothing says hello summer than brand new diamonds. Don't believe me, go ahead and take a look at Suburban Housewife in training's blog and enter the giveaway! Don't expect me to sit here and wait for you...I am entering it myself! Good luck!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

To my eldest sister,
Today is your birthday. I hope that you have a great day! I know that there were times in life that we agreed to disagree. Just know that I have always looked up to you. As another year comes to an end, and a new one starts I want you to know how proud of you I am. How much your precious daughter is like you every day, how much she loves you and how much we all can tell you love her. May you find God's blessings today, as you do everyday, and may they help you find the happiness you deserve. Happy birthday sis! Go ahead, celebrate. You deserve it!

We love you!