Thursday, November 24, 2005

Best Wishes

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Hope you have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving Day whether it be with family and/or friends. If you are driving, be careful. If you are driving and are having wintery weather, be extra careful. If you are cooking....don't burn yourself. If you are just eating...don't over eat!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Anniversary to my parents!

Another year to tuck under their belt - Happy Anniversary to my mom & dad! I love you both!

Unexpected Surprise

That is the best way to describe what happened. It was definitely an unexpected surprise.

I opened my email day before yesterday ( I believe it was ) and I had a Yahoo 360 invite from Bea. Bea? No way, it couldn't be Bea. Not the Bea I knew and actually met in Montreal on a trip to meet Sandee. But YES! It was Bea!!!! I am so happy she has contacted me. We lost touch quite a while back. Seems like years. So much has happened with her in the time that we had lost touch, but she is an amazingly strong woman! I'm very proud of her for what I have read in her blog trying to catch up. Bea you look amazing darling! I'm so happy you contacted me. I hope from now on we can keep in better touch!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Deer Hunters

Congrats to the successful deer hunters in my family.

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My cousin Darrel bagged this 10 pt buck on Nov. 17.

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My cousin Bob bagged this 9 pt buck on opening day Nov. 15. Bob also got a doe the next day I believe.

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My brother in law Steve bagged this 9 pt buck on opening day Nov. 15.

Good luck to my dad hunting. Wish I could be there with you guys!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thursday Thirteens

Thirteen Things about Theresa

1. This is my first Thursday Thirteen!
2. It's all Dawn's fault! lol
3. We have 2 dogs at home, Buddy and Peanut
4. We have 3 cats at home, Smokey & Sassy are indoor cats & Lady is our garage cat
5. I have a Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4 door truck
6. Today is my mom's birthday
7. I have 2 sisters
8. I am engaged to Joe
9. I have 2 daughters, K age 8 and L age 5
10. I am a Daisy Girl Scout Leader
11. I am a Brownie Girl Scout Co-Leader
12. I am 34 yrs old
13. I have a super duper friend named Karen

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Back to work...

Yepper, had to go back to work. Getting really tired of sitting at home. Ppl have said it's great to have me back. Others say "oh, you sound like you have a cold" - uh, yeah. So anyhow, it's good to be back, believe it or not.

I have heard today, that there may be 4-5 ppl that put in for the job I spoke about recently. Nothing has been said about scheduling interviews, so the waiting game continues. The one guy I mentioned that really can't even do his own job proved again this morning, that he is not accountable for his actions. He points the finger at others. The biggest problem I have with that, is the fact that he is a minister. He has 2 churches that he is a minister at. He's a very pompous, righteous person who is not accountable for his actions and continues to not tell the truth when confronted. He cannot take criticism at all. It's amazing that he is a man of GOD considering how he acts here at work. Anyhow, just had to vent about that. It's very irritating to me.

Wow, was it windy this morning. I had to take the trash out to the road and it was a struggle. As soon as I left the container, it blew over. Had to go back and re-situate it! Hopefully it will calm down a bit before I get out of here.


Monday, November 14, 2005

Still home...

I decided to take a couple extra days off since I was hit so quickly with the bronchitis. I had today off and also took tomorrow. My boss is really good about it. He knows I wouldn't do it if I didn't think I should. I'm still real tired. But for some reason couldn't take a nap today. Not for the lack of trying! My nose is somewhat stuffed yet...not so runny. My ears are bothering me a bit so I put sweet oil in one for now. I'm thinking after tomorrow I should be ok to go back.

I am going to cancel my Daisy meeting for Wednesday as well. I just don't feel up to it and I don't want to expose those little girls to what I have/had.

I lost another 4 lbs according to the scale. So since the end of Sept, I've lost 13.5 lbs. I really need to exercise but this just isn't the time of year for me to be motivated to do it, not to mention I'm sick right now as well.

The scheduling position was finally posted at work a couple weeks ago. This is the job I have had in my sights for a few years now so of course I jumped on letting them know I wanted it. The posting was to expire on the 11th which was last Friday. When I called into work today to tell the boss I was hoping to get tomorrow off as well, I asked if he had heard anything about the position. He said he had heard only 2 were interested. Hm.. I knew of about 4 that were interested. I know two were ppl I work with. One thinks he should get it because he has a lot of degrees. Has nothing to do with the fact he can't even handle his own job let alone do this job instead. The other one, would have been a good candidate but he loses his temper easily and is extremely opinionated. The other person, it would have been a lateral move for her and I'm not sure she would have fit the bill either. Now me, I've filled in for this position when our current schedulers take vacation because I want to, not because I'm being MADE to. I like the job. I like the ppl they work with. I'm definitely qualified for it. Let's just hope the odds are in my favor! I'll let you know as I know more.

Dinner is almost done. Hopefully Joe will be home soon. Luckily I haven't had the girls while I've been sick. There is no way I could have taken care of them these past few days. I've had a hard enough time taking care of myself. Any how....


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Couldn't resist posting...

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Aren't the bat ears great?? LOL Joe took some really cute pics of Peanut last night.

Started to feel a bit better yesterday. Today, not so much. Gonna veg in front of the TV again. Maybe start my Christmas Cards. I think I need to call my boss and tell him I won't be in tomorrow either. Pray for me that I start feeling better soon, k?? I'd appreciate it!

Friday, November 11, 2005


Had to go to the doc today. Felt like poo. She wrote me off work for the weekend. Gonna park my butt either in bed or on the couch. I ache all over. Coughing up stuff. She's got me on Zithromax.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The wind, the teachers and me

It is so darn windy out! Currently my weather bug tells me the wind is blowing 18 mph. Seems like it's windier than that. The weather forecaster on the radio said there may be times when the wind gusts up to 50 mph. Whew!

Tonight was teacher conferences for both Lindsay and Kimberlee. I am definitely sure that John and I left the school feeling mighty proud of our girls. Lindsay's kindergarten teacher told us Lindsay is right there on the edge of reading. She recognizes all her upper case & lower case letters. Recognizes numbers well. She's always happy, humorous and loves school. She's at the top in her class!
Kimberlee has the following grades:
Math - B+,
Reading - B-,
Writing/Literacy - A,
Social Studies - B+ and
Science - A-.
The teacher says she's friendly, cooperative and has adjusted well to 3rd grade. She's also showing responsibility by returning her homework on time. yay to my girls!

Now me, I'm dealing with a very scratchy throat. I'm achy and tired. Which means I'm also grumpy! I get very warm at times. I wanna go to bed! How do I tell the girls to take care of themselves so I can crash?? I don't. I guess we just try to all go to bed early!


Monday, November 07, 2005

Meme Time!

I've been tagged by Kim, so I thought I would give it a go.

5 Things
1) I love my kids
2) I love Joe
3) I love all my animals
4) I love living in country
5) I love BIG trucks!

5 Yummy Things
1) Pizza
2) Ice Cream
3) Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
4) Peanut Butter
5) Chocolate

5 Songs I Know By Heart
1)I'm a Little Tea Pot - LOL

5 Things I Would Do With A Lot Of Money
1) Pay off all my debts
2) Pay off all Joe's debts
3) Set up college funds for my girls
4) Buy a house free & clear
5) Buy 2 awesome pick up trucks for Joe & I free & clear

5 Places I'd Like To Escape To
1) Someplace I can be debt-free
2) A stress-free environment
3) A tropical island where the temp is always 70 or above
4) A calm, serene cabin in the woods next to a lake
5) Joe's arms

5 Things I Would Never Wear
1) Clothes that are too tight
2) Stretch pants

5 Favorite TV Shows
1) Desperate Housewives
2) Grey's Anatomy
3) Boston Legal
4) Law & Order: SVU
5) Days of Our Lives

5 Things I Enjoy Doing
1) Hugging my kids
2) Hugging Joe
3) Cuddling with my puppy or my cats
4) Sleeping
5) Playing on the computer

5 Favorite Toys
1) My computer
2) My truck
3) My digital camera
4) ??
5) ??

5 People Who Get This Meme
1) Karen
2) Bev
3) Pam
4) Diann
5) Liz

Another introduction.....

This is our new kitty!

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She already had a name, although Joe and I can't remember what it is that the ppl called her. Not sure if we are going to give her a new name or call the ppl and ask. But she's absolutely gorgeous. So soft. And very very friendly. Joe wanted a "garage" cat to catch the mice, so that is where she resides. She still has all her claws, so she'll be able to defend herself if needed.

She looks a little miffed in the picture because Peanut was running around in the garage at the time! LOL

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Another picture

Here's another picture of Peanut. He's so photogenic!
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We have another new addition to the clan as of tonight but I haven't taken any pics of her yet. I'll do that tomorrow. I had to steal batteries out of a remote to put in my digi camera. So stayed tuned & see our newest addition tomorrow (Monday).

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Introducing Peanut!

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He was born August 30th and so that makes him, what? almost 9 weeks old?? He's grown a lot since we got him but he's always gonna be a Peanut! lol

I have a kid-free, work-free weekend and I'm gonna enjoy it, I hope. My Daisy Troop and I, along with a helper, went to Impression Five Science Center this morning for "Energy Day" in which they received this patch:

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It was neat because there was a vendor at the Energy Day event that was from Pigeon, MI, up by where I came from. My sister & BIL live there also. I mentioned to the ppl that I was from up in their neck of the woods. It's always neat to come across someone down here that is familiar with your old area. :)

Joe and I were going to go out to a movie tonight, but his boss called. Some fencing he put up a few days ago fell down, so Joe had to go put it back up again. He says we'll go do something tomorrow. We'll see.

Have a great night - I have to figure out what I'm gonna do since I have the house to myself now. Hmm....????