Monday, March 30, 2009

Proud to annouce " My Mama Monday's"!

From the encouraging comments I got from my readers I am going to proceed with my writing about my mother who I lost almost nine months ago. I will post these on Mondays, but on this first week I will do my first post on Saturday April 4th in memory of my mothers 49th birthday this weekend. While it will probably be very painful to write, I feel it the most appropriate. Bear with me while I write these posts each week or every other week, it is going to stir up a lot of emotions. I feel that this is a good thing to heal though.
Currently, not to much going on around here but fixing our water damage...maybe I can get some pics to show you. May everyone have a great night!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh, the joys of being a home owner

when you own a three pound turtle by the name of Donatello. My week has consisted of cleaning up half of his humble abode which dumped onto my eighty year old wood floors. My DH and I came down to almost all of his water standing on our floors Monday morning. The worst part being we had to be out the door in ten minutes for work. Our rug had soaked up a ton of the disgusting turtle water, the rest was trying to form a small pond. We cleaned up as much as we could and headed out the door. On my way home I received a call from my DH who broke the bad news to me...our waterfall had ruined our hardwood floor in the corner and had done damage to the wall behind the tank. Oh, the joy of owning a home! We now will have to refinish both the dinning room and the living room floor since the run into each other. This weekend my DH and my wonderful father-in-law will be scraping and repairing the wall so that I may repaint it. The floors won't come for awhile since it is not in the budget at the time. On a good note, this past weekend we built a gate for Tucker so that he could play in the backyard/driveway without a leash. He is so happy! I have pictures of the project, but will share them once we stain the gate. Well hopefully the remainder of the week goes better, and that all of you are having a great week.
Also, before I go I want my readers input on something I have been praying about lately. I would like to dedicate one day of the week on my blog to tell the story of my mother. I think this would be good for me when I go through my grief. She always told me I would publish a book someday, and this would kind of fulfill her dream. My question to all of you is if you would bother to read what I wrote, or do you feel it is too personal. Please let me know, all of your opinions matter to me!

P.S. This is the second time I wrote this, the first time it all disapeared!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Being part Irish I do normally celebrate my ancestors by drinking green beer and being semi-ridiculous. Not this year though, for many reasons. One, I am still recovering from this past Saturday. We had Winter Carnival at Boston Mills this weekend, plus celebrating the end of the ski season. Being that for the last 60 some days I have been working 7 days a week...I was up to drinking to that. Unfortunately from the stories I heard Sunday from my husband, I took it a little too far. Hey everyone has to act like their 21 again for ol' times sake, right? Second, I decided to go outside today on lunch since it was 68 degrees today. BIG MISTAKE!!! I work in Downtown Cleveland, which is very notorious for their St. Patrick's Day parade for the last 143 years. It is normally calm for the most part. No not today though...I think every young adult 30 and under was out hootching it up and doing actions I could not and wish not to mention on this blog. For the first time in my life I felt like a sixty year old women being disgusted with all the drunken leprechauns frolicking around. Or maybe I was just too sober.

P.S. To all my readers, I am so lucky to have you...and now that ski season is complete I promise to write now being that i only have one job now and more time!