April 30, 2003

This morning at 7:30 am we got our new windows. They were here till about 3:00pm Whew, what a day.

I know the blind is messed up at the top. I'm not tall enough to fix it. And I don't feel like getting on a chair. Vince will have to when he gets home. That's our living room windows. :) I will take some of the others later on.

I didn't get a picture of us before he left today so no personal picture today.

This time of year is nice, but I have to have the windows open or it's too hot in here. And we live across the street and above several Chinese food places, and the scent of their food wafts up here. And makes me want it! lol Like right now! lol

April 29, 2003

Today's picture didn't come out as good as I would have hoped. But, that's part of the project. Honing photography skills.

Didn't do much today. Cleaned the Kitchen and picked up the living room a bit. Got a bunch of stuff that has been needing mailed, mailed. Trying to get into routines better (flylady, and personal).

Daily Picture:

April 28, 2003

Didn't do much today. Went to Walmart and Office Max. Office Max was having a sale on CDRs-50 for 2.99, and buy one get one free jewel tone slim jewels. Other then that just lazing around.

Here's us outside of Office Max in the car. -(new feature, daily picture. lol) Note I will not be taking a picture from below again. lol Not a good angle for my chinS. lol

April 27, 2003

Here's the funnel cake.

As a SHE-Sidetracked Home Executive, I NEVER ever read instruction manuals. lol Well, I was noticing our pics weren't coming up very good quality. And I have been trying every thing. So I read the instruction manual for the camera. Sure enough I had it at it's highest quality. So that wasn't it. I was thinking man this is worse quality then what I had with our first digi cam. And this is supposed to be high pixels. Well, I figured it out. lol When I edit the pics, I always save them as gifs cause I always thought that was better quality. Apparently with this camera it's best to keep them as jpgs. So hopefully our future pics will be better quality. lol And that wasn't in the manual I broke down and read! lol
Last night we went to The Spare Rib. I love that place. But, they didn't have the special of Lobster and Ribs last night. I wanted the stuffed seafood plate-Stuffed flounder, stuffed shrimp and stuffed scallops. But, they ran out. So I ended up with really good rib tips, baked potato and coleslaw. Then we had a funnel cake with ice cream, whipped cream and a really good berry sauce. YUM! And I thought Funnel cakes were good by themselves. lol

Here's Vince and I last night.

Vince and I the night before last.

And as promised pics of Daisimae! Now Vince should have told us to retake this one! But, it's the only one I got of us together. It would have been too hard in the car to take pics. GRR.

I've decided I'm going to try to start documenting our life with photos. Why not it's free?! Vince's mom isn't liking the camera going every where with us. But, she will just have to get used to it. lol I'm doing a documentary after all. lol

April 26, 2003

Tried to post yesterday but it didn't go through.

Thursday was a busy day. We went 45 minutes early to go meet DaisiMae at Penn Station and ended up being a hour late still! The traffic and the people were horrible. AWE Manhattan. lol So we ended up only getting to spend 30 minutes with each other. Of which we drove around looking for parking so we could feed her. Never found a spot. Not even in the 14 dollar early bird special places (we weren't early lol). There was no amount of money that was getting us a parking place! Not even the 30 dollar places. But, she said she liked seeing Time Square. And every thing she had seen on TV. I'll have to post pics later. Even though there wasn't much.

I think I seen The Double Tree Suites that Beverly stayed in. They were a block off Broadway right by Mama Mia (the show).

So Vince and I ended up eating at a Fish and Chip place. I had cod and portobello mushrooms, forgot to get the mushy peas. (I always forget to take pics. lol) Since it was so late before we ate, it had wore us out. So we came home and took a nap. Then we had security from 8-12. I took my MP3 player with me and listened to All Star Western Theater. :) Then I fell asleep the last 30 minutes. Thankfully Vince stayed awake. Then we went to Mc Donald's. But, they were out of what we wanted. Ice cream and Salads. So we ended up getting the "new" chicken nuggets and came home and crashed. lol

Yesterday we just hung out at home. And then went to dinner with Vince's mom at Olive Garden. I had the Shrimp Scampi. It was good shrimp just too much pasta for me. Also had a good soup with it. And the stuffed mushrooms and fried zucchini for the appetizers. YUM! I took a few pics but, forgot to of the main course. Took a long time to get it. Cause Vince's mom asked for her meal with out green peppers. Might as well of asked them to make a miracle happen. So that took about 2 hours for them to figure out how to make it with our peppers. *sigh* lol Can't confuse people like that. lol

April 23, 2003

Adding another pic. (I got the Irish dishes I can find put in!)

Yes I'm slightly side ways, was hard to get in the right position to take the pic.
Today I did my sock drawer. Still need to do Vince's. As soon as he wakes we will change the sheets and I will wash them. Also will do a few hand washables in the washer on cold and gentle and see how they come out. lol I empties two tubs of clothes today, and put away and put in give away bags. So I'm pretty happy with that. I want to also put up some of my Irish dishes today.

Here's pics of the key to the china cabinet.

April 22, 2003

I got a load of laundry done today. Now I just need to do the sheets tomorrow. The apartment is almost up to snuff. I am going to be organizing socks tomorrow. lol I'm back on my missions a little.

April 21, 2003

About 6 or so months ago Vince's parents gave us a china cabinet. Well the key for it was on a ugly orange key chain. And we keep it in the lock since last time we took one out and put it on top of the cabinet it came up lost never to seen again. And we have cleaned the apt from top to bottom and still haven't seen it. I just couldn't stand the orange key ring it came on. It's a old antique key that is really beautiful. So for 1.24 at Wal-mart I got a pack of two gold tassels. I put them on the end of the key, then while also unpacking another box that needed to be pitched. I found a little white rose (silk), from our wedding so I put that on the key too. Now it looks 20 times better. And is very cute for a 1.24 lol. I still have some Irish china missing. So the top shelf in the cabinet is rather bare. But, I will put the few Irish dishes I have found in it soon. And take a pic.

I also bought some yarn to tie in the holes of the feather duster from Flylady to hand them up. When I get more money I will buy leather strips to hang them up with.

I also bought a CD holder so that our jewels aren't strewn through the house.

So I bought 3 things today that have made a dramatic difference in making our home a home. And not so eclectic.

We also got rid of all the boxes from our last trip. And now just got to get rid of our grocery boxes from today. But, Vince can take them down on his way to work tonight. So I'm pretty happy. The apt is looking more and more like a "home". Instead of the refugee-esque style we were sporting! lol

April 19, 2003

ACK!, I haven't updated in forever.

Well, first off I've been getting back to fly lady and almost have my house really nice looking. We are getting new windows and actually getting screens on the 29th! I can't wait.

We had a great Memorial. It was at Thomasina Banquet Hall. At 7:30. It was great. We did sing the last song with out music though. I liked it a lot. The brothers and sisters are really nice in our cong. It went by very fast. Vince's parents got there before us and had us seats saved. I sat between Vince and his mother. And Vince father was a attendant so he didn't sit down. We had 216 in attendance. Vince father also had a study and his wife attend. Then we went to Outback Steak house afterwards. It's becoming a tradition for Vince and I. It's where we have went after all three of the Memorials we have went to since we've been married. The first year we went with about 20 of Vince's family members. Last year we went by ourselves, and this year we went with Vince's mom and dad. The first year I had BBQ ribs, since then though I get the 3 lobster tails, and sweet potato and cream of onion soup instead of salad.

Hmmmmm, other things in life. I've gotten way into OTR-Old Time Radio shows. I love them. I used to listen to them in junior high and high school on trips. I would rent the tapes from the library then about a week ago I found you could get them online. I already have probably 1000. Lot's of people are sending them to me. And I really didn't know there was so many different ones. So far I like Blondie (Blondie and Dagwood), and Speed Gibson (a junior secret detective), All Star Western Theater (a western variety show, comedy, drama, and music, with guest stars like Hank Williams Sr, Roy Rogers, etc on it), Dragnet and Gangbusters. Also Superman and Batman. Ok ok I like a lot of them! lol Gunsmoke, Frontier Gentleman, lol on and on. lol I ended up having to get speakers for my mp3 player so I don't have to use the head phones. I like to listen to them to get to sleep, they are very relaxing and I am usually asleep before on show is half way over. lol Although most are 30 minute shows.

Well, I will work better at updating more often.

BTW, the visit at my parents went well and we got to do a whole lot of things.