October 31, 2002

Stress, Stress, Stress. I had to go to the Social Security office. And it was just a lot of stress. But, at least it's over.

Next, I have to go to to a endocrinologist. And I just hate going to doctors. So I will be glad when that's over too.

And stress being a admin. *sigh*

I need a break. lol :)

We're trying to cut down on money, live simpler, and that's hard to figure out where to do that too. But, we are getting there I guess.

October 28, 2002

I'm still tired! I don't know what's up. It's probably just diabetes. Still nothing new to report really. lol

October 27, 2002

I have just been really sleepy lately. Grrrrrrrrr.

I'll be glad when Fox is done with the sports shows, I'm ready for the real programming to come back.

I have been having fun making AVs the last couple of days though. :)

October 26, 2002

Ok, I've been bad and not posting for a few days.

I can say I was very happy when Rob was voted off Survivor. What a maroon.

We went to Wal-mart yesterday, really low on money so no clothes! awe well. lol :) Got a ton of food though. And a surger.

Yesterday, I was frying frozen shrimp, and the oil had gotten heated up in the deep fryer and every thing. And sizzled when I put in the shrimp. THEN, when it was time to take them out. I noticed it wasn't even warm when I opened the lid. And the garlic toast in the toaster oven wasn't toasted either! So I tried and tried, but figured out the surger had died. The deep fat fryers cord was too short to reach the outlet. So I had to plug the toaster oven into the the outlet, finish the toast and then finish the shrimp in the toaster oven. By, the time I was all done I wasn't even hungry any more. :( *sigh* what a day!

October 23, 2002

I've been working on my mom's blog. It's not completely done but it's up at lyricallilac.blogspot.com

Still doing my milesource. lol Sometimes I lose interest in it. I hope I don't though, need those free hotel nights, I keep telling myself. lol :)

Still a bit under the weather too. :(

Watched The Amazing Race tonight, I think I'm rooting for the bald eagles-The balding brothers. lol :) Very interesting race. I think the lawyers were a bit dumb though. But, I've thought that since the first episode. I made my popcorn to early though for it. For some reason I keep thinking it comes on at 8, but it doesn't come on till 9. lol So I had to eat my popcorn watching My wife & kids, and George Lopez. lol Finally a Mexican sit com. The first one actually ever, since I Love Lucy, but I can't say that was truly a Mexican sit com. He was supposed to be from Cuba, and it mainly revolved around Lucy. There's another kind of Mexican sit com on the WB. Something about Arizona. It's pretty funny too. I watch it after Reba, on Fridays.

October 22, 2002

I'm doing more of my milesource stuff to get our hotel hopefully for free when we go on our cruise. Too bad I didn't stick with it, I would have had a ton of points by now. Awe well.

I'm feeling kind of creative, so I'm going to make my mom a blog. She won't get to use it though till she gets a new pc. But, I'm hoping she can get a new one soon. She likes journalizing, so I think she will like it once she can actually use it.

October 20, 2002

I just love the new gif that Chari made me, the Deeply...... in love one. It's beautiful!
Another pretty boring day. I still feel achy, and I have a dull head ache.

October 19, 2002

I found a cool how many people are viewing my blog html tag. I really like that.

I can't wait to see my mom on our trip in March. And the kids are excited about going on a cruise with us next year. :)

I'm kind of bored, nothings on tv. And my throat still hurts. GRRR. Oh well.....

October 18, 2002

Rob on Survivor is getting dumber and dumber. I will be glad when he is gone! I am rooting for Shi or Helen.

Now I hear people are eating fried twinkies!

October 17, 2002

Been lazy today.

I really love to see the places they go on Amazing Race. I still don't have a team to root for, but it's fun to watch. Can't wait for Survivor tonight. Looks like they may be switching members of teams again. But, they always try to fool us, so who knows.

October 16, 2002

Went to Costco today. Got some food and car mats. I was kind of surprised to see that carpet mats versus really heavy duty rubber mats cost the same amount. I was like the rubber heavy duty ones will last for years, where the carpet ones last 1 to 2 years tops. Carpet ones look a bit nicer at first but by the time the are stained and ruined by mud, spills, water, etc don't look as good as the rubber ones we can hose down.

Also we got AOL 8.0 today. It's really nice. Almost like AOL is with power tools. Also now they even provide a buzz me type service so you know when a call is coming in and can send the person a message or accept the call, it will come up on the first ring with caller ID in a message. I liked changing my IM wall paper and background for AOL. And I had to change my smilies to teddy bear smilies, I may have to change them to monkeys though since my IM wall paper is leopard skin. lol :)

I love this chilly weather. Keep it on. I can't wait till I'm chilly enough to have another cup of cocoa. :)

Will have to use the new mug family brought us back from their last vacation. :)

October 15, 2002

Vince and I had security again last night. The same shift 4-8 am. They were needing help with more volunteers so we did. Boy was I tired today. lol :) I'm bringing a pillow next time. lol

Meeting was good last night. I thought the part on how Book Study Conductors/Overseers are supposed to help the publishers in their group was very encouraging and kind.

I'm hoping that Vince and I can build up well, spiritually and reach some higher goals. I would like to pioneer, and I think it would be nice if Vince could reach out to be a Ministerial Servant. I think he would like it too, we have been discussing it. Of course it will be a while off, till we get some other spiritual goals reached first. :) But, maybe not too far off, if we work hard. Our congregation is mainly older and needs some younger brothers to help out more. So it would be a good thing all around. They have been having Vince take some more responsibilities which I think is really good. Last night he helped count the money, I was proud of that. :) And I think he was too. He said he should be learning these things, so he can do them. So I'm pretty happy today. I really like doing the security and being busy in the work of the Lord. I always feel better when I am busy with the congregation and spiritual things.

I still have a bit of a sore throat and hacking stuff up. I feel like I'm not totally sick, just on the edge of getting something. Of course I usually get something like pneumonia, so I don't know what it's like to just have the sniffles, I always think that's not totally sick yet. lol

October 14, 2002

Sunday morning from 4-8 am Vince and I did security at the Kingdom Hall. It went fine. Then we picked up Vince's mom and went to breakfast at IHOP, I ventured from my usual steak omlette and got the chicken fried steak, eggs, and pancakes, and a large milk of course. Then we made our day in New Jersey at a outlet mall. Had a great day. Got our favorite garlic oil, and shoes. Shopped all day long. Then we came back to NYC, and went to TGIF, and I had the meat loaf stack as usual, but I had the cream of broccoli, or should I say cream of parsley soup. I ordered cream of broccoli soup, but it had no broccoli in it, only flat parsley. It was ok....... but left a lot to be desired for instance Broccoli, I don't know why, but I was for some reason expecting broccoli in the cream of "broccoli" soup. How silly of me. lol When we finally arrived home almost 24 hours after we first left home at 11 pm last night, after I took my bath and got in bed, I was sound asleep. lol It was a lovely day. I woke up with a soar throat though. grrrr hope it goes away.

October 12, 2002

Still not feeling well. grrrr

But, I've been really excited about the cruise since they showed Cozumel on the Amazing Race. Since that's one of our destinations, and it was so fun there! So I've been reading my little cruise magazine. And I found a new tidbit, the children get chocolate chip cookies on their nightly pillow! The adults of course get the mint on our pillow, but I had no idea about this cookie business. lol My niece and nephews will love that.

It will be my mom's first cruise, and mine and Vince's 3rd. I went the first time when I was 8 years old, and Vince went his first time as a teenager. So our honeymoon was both of ours second cruise. I'm really excited to share the experience with my mom though. She deserves some R&R. Taking care of all those kids all the time, before that it was grandma and foster boys, and before that it was my step brother, me and half the neighbor children, before that it was her brothers, and before that she had to take care of her mother after her father died for a few years too. So she's been taking care of people since she was 9 years old when her father died, and she's now 47. She deserves to have a little rest from it all.

October 11, 2002

I'm still not feeling up to par. But, I did get the new video watched, Respect Jehovah's Authority. It was a good video. Much like the last one. It is so well acted out and the scenery is very real. It's like a drama but better. I hope we continue to get these.

Survivor was ok last night, too bad the young team won both challenges.

October 10, 2002

I've been really tired the last couple of days. So I haven't been online much at all. I think I have a infected tooth. YUCK. I've got a sore throat right now, so I'm up.

The Amazing Race was great last night! Still don't have a team I'm cheering for, but definitely booing for the twins. lol There's none that I can say I really like though, yet. Last race I liked the Cha Cha's cause they were so polite.

Been planning our cruise for 2004 and that's been fun. :) We've decided to go around our anniversary so we can celebrate that on our trip. :) My mom says my nephew Levi is getting really excited about it.

October 7, 2002

I got another star on my calendar today, made another meeting. It was good of course, like all meetings. I felt sorry for the sisters giving the talks on the Jews being God's chosen people. I know those had to be hard. I also got the new video Respect Jehovah's Authority. So I can't wait to watch it. :) I probably will watch it tomorrow.

Oh before meeting I melted a pair of Vince's suit pants with the iron! I don't know what happened, I had ironed the legs just fine, I went to do the waist and as soon as the iron touched it, it just disintegrated! Now we have to buy a new iron, and I don't know what to do about his suits, he barely had any to begin with. I am thinking something must of been on the pants there though, maybe salad dressing or something, I don't know. But, it was weird, and upsetting.

But, it's finally getting cooler here. YEA! Last night was a bit chilly even, and so is tonight.

October 6, 2002

We went to Vince's grandparents today. I was so happy! Vince's grandmother found our wedding glasses and cake cutter. I had wanted them for our first year anniversary and we couldn't find them. Well at least we will have them for our other anniversaries, or other romantic dinners. :)

Grandpa also gave us some chocolate covered macadamia nuts from Hawaii and a coffee mug. Very sweet. I was really surprised.

I told him we had discussed it, and if he wanted next year we will drive him to the convention. He said ok. :)

October 5, 2002

Meeting was great this afternoon. Got to answer a lot during Watchtower. We had a visiting speaker. The talk was about always trusting Jehovah, and seeking him as our refuge. Even if we don't have high positions in the congregation if we continue to always put our trust in Jehovah we will be victorious. Very true. I loved the songs we sang today too.

October 4, 2002

Survivor was great last night. The older team won both games! YEAH! I'm rooting for them.

I've been kind of tired lately. So not doing much. blah.

October 3, 2002

Watched the first episode of Amazing Race last night, LOVED it! It's so exciting, can't wait till I get to know the teams well enough to have one to root for. I did however, didn't like that the poor soccer moms lost already. I would have rather seen the crying lawyer girl lose.

October 2, 2002

I'm still working on the door a bit more. Almost done though. Maybe two more days of work on it. It's kind of intricate, so it's taking a while.

Finally going to Wal-mart today. YEA! lol

I really like the new fall line up this year. Been watching the new shows, like The in-laws. lol I also like the retro one about American Bandstand.

And of course am just loving Survivor. I'm ready for the young ones to die. lol

October 1, 2002

Went to meeting last night. It was really good. We were a tad late though. Oh well. We went. :) It was fun, got to talk to a lot after meeting.

I liked being on the Regional Building Committee growing up. I would really like to join again. A elder handed me a application. But, I know it's too early right now. I need to get my health more stable and more stable in other areas, then I would like a eventual goal of
Regional Building Committee, maybe in 5 to 10 years.

I really love children, but I think I'm coming to a realization, to reach some of my spiritual goals it just may not be a good idea.