May 29, 2004

I am ready! lol I have every thing packed, and almost every thing, except for the food is in the car. I did forget the vitamuffins when I went shopping so we will have to stop and get them on the way out of town in the AM. Then we will be on our way. I am really excited now that we are ready and haven't forgotten any thing. lol Can't wait to get there!

May 27, 2004

We are leaving soon. I am hurrying trying to get ready. Not having the PC for so long, and hurting my back/kidneys in March really put a damper on my preparing. I would usually of been ready for every thing right now and just sitting back waiting for the day to arrive. And now I am hurrying around trying to get every thing done last minute. I hate this! I mean I am happy to be going, but this is not the way I like to prepare for a trip. Thankfully I am packed, Vince is not packed. I have all the nonperishable food packed. And will be ready to go shopping for perishables Saturday.

However, I waited way to long to get the menus together. I had the menus planned out around February. BUT, I had just started typing in the recipes, when I fell and hurt my back, at the beginning of March. (March 2nd) Then I never got the rest typed in. I never got back to it. The last couple of days I typed in about ten recipes, to print out and the rest I just copied out of the book with our copy machine! ACK it looks horrible. I do have them in a binder though ready to go. I also put off making reservations till about a week ago. BAD me. I got reservations though, even if they aren't the best. I tell you, when I get back from this vacation. I am going to first thing make next years menu, and type out the recipes, at least two a day and I want the binder done by August, or September for out menu plan. I will also make a shopping list, and have all my nonperishables bought and packed by November. Then In February I am making our hotel reservations. I am making the camping reservations before we leave the camp ground. Thankfully they were made in March this year. That is how I LIKE to have things done. This year has had me in a mess, and it's my own fault for the most part. But, I am just not like this for trips. I was shopped and packed for my cruise a year in a advance, in fact for both cruises I have been on, I was packed one year in advance. I usually have my bags packed at least 6 months, if not 8 months in advance. This year it was harder cause I didn't know what I would be able to wear by summer time. My clothes are falling off a little, but I can still wear them, next year will be different. I know if I lose another 50 pounds like I want, I will have no clothes what so ever, so I will wait till late April and then I will go shopping and buy all my clothes. And pack. Oh we did buy our season passes in November, so I did do good on that. We will do that again this year as well. That was about the only thing I did in a timely fashion this year. UHG! So not like me. Even Vince said what was wrong, this isn't like you, I can't believe you didn't have every thing ready like you usually do. He wasn't upset with me, just knew this was not my usual way. What I don't like about this is it's stressful trying to not forget any details. When I do every thing in steps leading up, months before (up to a year before), I know systematically I didn't leave anything behind, and every thing is ready, and we just get in the car and go! I love that!

We are going to do that next year. Keep me on the ball! lol No, I won't need to be reminded, this is the first time this has ever happened with me, and I will tell you it won't happen again. Well actually it's a first time in adult hood. I think I am so obsessed with ahead planning, cause I did not have this as a child. My father was very moment to moment kind of person. Which I can do that, and I can adjust to that. BUT, I like the luxury of really being ready. What I mean is, he would come and pick me up on a Friday afternoon after school and tell me to pack, we were going on a week's vacation. And I had 30 minutes to be packed and in the car. For a elementary age child, this meant so many things were forgotten, then I would be in trouble for forgetting them. The number one thing I always forgot to back was underwear! I always forgot them, and then I would usually forget pillows and towels as well. Oh yeah and silverware. The pillows and towels were the worst to forget cause we always camped, and so you would have to air dry, and use your back pack as a pillow. Any way, I think I fear being in trouble for forgetting things, and not having the things I needed. Even if we were less then a block from home when I would remember something I forgot, my father would not go back. He said we were in the car and going and if I forgot, it was my fault. That was hard for a 6 year old. I mean I look back, and I can't imagine my nephews and nieces packing for themselves, let along remembering anything, let alone every thing! So now, I just avoid that, and am to the other extreme, in I pack every thing really really early and have every detailed planned out before hand. I am not rigid however, I can go with the flow. I just like having a basic outline, and being as prepared as I can be. And this vacation that did not happen. It's not ruining things for me. It's just causing me stress, that if I would have done things on time I wouldn't be having. But, I am not stressing big time. It's just stress, that I just want things done a certain way and that's not what is happening. But, I can live with it. I just won't do it again. lol

May 25, 2004

Still busy. Got the living room really cleared out, it's not at all near company clean yet, but it's much much better!

Been still working on my website. lol I have tons to go on it though.

Then we had the Assembly last weekend. It was a wonderful assembly, to see pictures go to:

It was just so nice.

We're just about ready to go on vacation too, I can't wait!

May 17, 2004

I have been busy, busy, busy working on my website. And it still isn't done. I think it will probably take me about a week to finish it. Then I will be adding another page when we get back from our vacation, and maybe one when we get back from the District Convention. Lots of pictures! lol

Any way, that's been about it lately. Check out my site if you want to. Click on The Woodford's linkie. It's not done yet, but it's coming along nicely.

May 13, 2004

I made some new linkies today. I think they are really cute! :)
I was finally able to get the pictures off my camera today. So here is pics of my pantry, FINALLY! I hope I can get the kitchen cleaned up soon for pictures of it too. I also added some pictures on Healthy Patter, so if you are interested skip over and look at them too! Just click on Healthy Patter on the right hand side of this page.

Upper part of Pantry~

Middle part of Pantry~

Lower part of Pantry~

Inside Pantry Door~

May 11, 2004

Well, we couldn't get the hard drive to work last night. Vince took it to see if it could be fixed, or we could get the data off it, they said it would probably cost any where from 2 hundred to 5 thousand dollars! But, they thought it could be done. Well.... probably means we won't be able to do that for a very long time. They think static killed it. It's so very sad.

I hope I can afford to buy PSP8 with in the next couple of months. I really need the animation workshop, cause I can't even download the trial of it, it won't download! GRRRR.

Not a good month!

Well, at least I'm back.

Oh BTW, I can't believe they let Amber and Rob go all the way on Survivor! I thought for sure that Jenna would wake up and vote off Rob, and not Rupert. What a stupid, stupid choice! I hope Rupert wins this viewers vote on who gets a million dollars!

May 10, 2004

I have my pc back, but it's not all up to par. The big hard drive isn't working and it has my graphics programs, and all my pics etc on it. I did take some pics of the pantry, but I can't share them cause I can't edit them with out my graphics program. As soon as I can share them I will! This is just really a mess. I had nightmares all night last night, from losing all our pics and all my graphics I have made. SAVE every thing on back up friends. This is just so sad. We are hoping though some how maybe we can retrieve our data off of it. It just won't open. :(

Add to that Blogger has changed it's interface, so I am learning new things. lol It may be a while before I am in full swing of things again. But, at least I can check in with every one.

Speaking of tea parties, I have decided next year (May 8th) when I celebrate my health anniversary (last year on May 8th, is when I started to really work on getting healthier and losing weight) I am going to have a health tea party.

I thought as favors I would give out little recipe cards of some of the foods I will serve at the party (all healthy). And then I may give out some other gifts, like a door prize, and some others, of baskets of health care luxury items, like bath gels, lotion etc. I am trying to think of something we could do besides eat as the main event of the party. lol Exercise? lol Hmmm, actually I was typing that to be funny, but maybe we could try some chair exercises....hmmmm. And maybe we could have every one bring a poem or saying about health.... hmmmm maybe that would work. Any ideas, be sure to share with me.

I'm also not sure what to call it, where I don't sound like I am from outer space, hey yall come to my health party! lol hahaha. I need to come up with a name that won't scare any one. lol

This year, we went to a really good Chinese place to celebrate. Just Vince and I. I dressed up and put on make up. And it was nice. AND I ate right! There was however, another brother and sister and the brothers parents there. We didn't expect to see. They are really nice. The brother used to be a newscaster here in NYC. He does sound a little like Ted (Mary Tyler Moore). But, I think he has much more sense then Ted. But, he has that deep voice that Ted used to try to have when he was trying to be a newscaster. lol Any way, they were nice, and they brought up that they go there for the food cause it's healthy. I didn't tell them we were there celebrating my health anniversary. lol I just said, that's why we go there too. (They offer a lot of veggies, sea food, and steamed brown rice. And it's really good!)

May 7, 2004

PC is still in the shop, so I'm at the library. Just wanted to check in. I finally got the pantry all cleaned out. I still want to get some more shelves in there. But, it's a LOT better then it was. Now, I'm working on the kitchen. It's coming along nicely.

So as soon as I get my pc back, there will be pics of the pantry posted! YEAH finally right?

I'm really hoping I can have a tea party and poetry reading soon in my apartment. I think that would be a lot of fun. That will be my prize for when I get the place cleaned up. We still don't have much furniture but I guess every one will have to be happy with folding chairs. lol

May 1, 2004

We're having PC problems and it won't even start. So I am on my in-laws pc. Don't know when I will be back. Good news though is I have been cleaning on the pantry again. lol It should be finished soon.