Monday, August 30, 2004

Well today was another muggy day. Yuck. I can't stand the humidity.

Happy Birthday to Carol!! (my cousin)

Watched the movie "Laws of Attraction" last night with Alan. It was good.

Today I just stayed home. I ended up talking to my sister for 3 hours on the phone. Mind you we only live about 6 miles apart. I should of just had her over for lunch. She has been home for the last week on workers' comp due to a shoulder injury. She is not used to not working.

I also did some paperwork that needed to be done for David to enter middle school. Tomorrow is his orientation. Then he has a orthodontist appointment. Kaylee's birthday is also tomorrow so we were planning on taking her to White Post Farms but it looks as though it will be raining so we will have to think of something else to do that is fun for a 4 year old. I was thinking of an indoor amusement place like Jillians or maybe just take her shopping for something. I know she loves Toys R Us....what kid doesn't. We'll see what happens.



Sunday, August 29, 2004

We had a little family birthday party with my parents, sisters and my niece Ashley on Saturday. Kaylee had a blast. She was so cute. She got a DVD player for her room from her godmother (Michelle). She was so excited. She also loved all the clothes she got and the doll and microphone too. It was nice just having a quite little gathering.

Today I just cleaned up a bit and relaxed. David wanted to look for something so I drove him over to Wal-Mart. Then Alan called me and asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner. So I called my parents and they said they could watch the kids. We ended going to CharlieBrowns (where I went last week with the girls) It was much busier tonight but we had a good time. It gave us a chance to talk which has been hard lately to do at home with the kids running around all the time. On the way home we picked up a movie at Blockbuster ... Laws of Attraction. I hope it is good. We are going to watch in in a little bit as soon as Alan gets back from 7-11 (he ran out to get a money order for some eBay thing).

Well I'll let you know how the movie was. TTFN!!

Friday, August 27, 2004

Hello. Wow a bit muggy today!! Didn't realize that till stepping outside a little while ago. Thank god for central air. Anyways....today I am cleaning yet again. Decided to clean Brittany's room and closet. Had to start making room for some new school clothes for her.

Tomorrow I am having my parents over for dinner. We are going to celebrate Kaylee's 4th Birthday (which is actually on Aug 31st.) I decided to make a turkey with mashed potatoes, vegetables, etc. If time allows me tonight I want to bake her a birthday cake. If not then Carvel or Baskin and Robbins here I come. I really prefer a homemade cake though. I was never too thrilled with bakery cakes except for a bakery in Queens that my aunt and uncle picked up a strawberry shortcake with fresh whip cream. God that was good.

Other than that all else is quiet here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

What a nice day today. The weather is beautiful. To bad I am stuck in the house most of today just trying to clean and get this house straightened out. Yesterday we had the wall border put up in our bathroom. It came out really nice. It's a nice change from what I had.

Tonight I am going out to dinner with my friend Alison and my sister Michelle. We're trying a restaurant called Charlie Brown's in Garden City. Alison went there and said it was good and Michelle lives just a few blocks from there.

Here is Tuesday's Chick Chat (a day late of course)

Cough-Cough-Sniff-Sniff

1. Do you see the Dr. right away when you feel icky?: No not really unless I am really sick.
2. Does the world revolve around you until you feel better?: I wish. Doesn't happen when you have 3 kids and a husband.
3. Favorite "Feel Better" Food?: Toast with butter and grape jelly and a nice cup of tea.
4. Did your mom do something special when you were sick as a child?: My mom is a nurse and always had and still has a great bedside manner. She always did everything she could to make us feel better.
5. Are you a whiner?: I'd like to say not but when your sick and you can't rest because you are doing stuff you shouldn't be in that condition other people in this house would say I can get cranky/wine.

Monday, August 23, 2004


The past few days has been quite crazy and sad. Friday we went to the funeral of Uncle Phil. It was so sad. His three sons got up and spoke about their dad and it brought tears to our eyes as well as theirs as they tried to make it through what they had wanted to say. At the cemetery, Uncle Phil was buried right next to Alan's Dad and Mom and Grandparents as the plots are right next to each other. After the service at the cemetery, we stayed behind for a few minutes to show the children where their grandma and grandpa along with their great-grandma and great-grandpa were buried. It was a little hard to explain. David thought it was weird to see his name on a headstone (David is named after his grandpa). We had the children place stones on each of the headstones. We then joined the family back at Aunt Mary's house. It was so good to see everyone again since it had been such a long time. I just wish it was under better circumstances.

Saturday my Mom and Aunt Tootsie had returned from their vacation with the sisters upstate. We went to visit since Aunt Tootsies plane wasn't due to leave until 7:15 pm. (of course it ended up not leaving till 9:30 pm) We also ordered lunch from Lisa's and my dad and I ran out to pick it up when it started to downpour. Just as I got in front of the pizza place I saw a white truck pulling out from Pine Street in front of an on coming motorcycle and wham hit him and he went skidding down Broadway almost 3/4 of the way to the next corner. I called 911 right away as my dad jumped out the the car and ran across the street to see if the man on the motorcycle was ok. The police and ambulance got there and the man on the motorcycle seemed to be ok except for the scraped up arm and leg from scrapping across the road when he was knocked off the bike. He got up and was very upset. I say he was lucky to be alive. I couldn't believe he got up. That had to be one of the worst things I have ever seen happen.

Sunday we went to sit Shiva with Aunt Mary and her family (they decided not to sit all week because it would be too much) so this would be the last day. My mom came with Alan, me and the kids. It was nice to see everyone again and to talk to Aunt Mary. The girls enjoyed spending time with their cousins. We drove my mom home and then went home. Alan and I just relaxed for a bit and ended up watching a movie. I never made it to the end. I don't think he did either.

Today I have a doctor's appointment so I will be dropping the kids off with my mom for a little bit since the doctor is right down the road from her house.

Well that's all for now....

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Well had a busy couple of days. Been doing alot of cleaning, laundry, etc. Been working on redoing our bathroom. I am doing a nautical theme. We had the bathroom painted and I put up some nautical items and a nice window shelf. I just have to get the wallborder up. Looks good though. I am still working on completing my computer room (another room I have to put wall border up in) so hopefully this week the desk will be delivered.

Today Alan found out his Uncle Phil had passed away early this afternoon. He had been sick for sometime. Alan only talked to him in the hospital a few weeks ago. Alan went right from work to spend some time with his Aunt Mary (Uncle Phil's wife). He will be buried on Friday so we will be going to the funeral. Alan also called his sister Carol. He was very happy to finally talk with her. She lives in Vegas with her husband and Alan and her haven't seen or spoken to each other for quite some time. I guess they just drifted apart for whatever reason. I know Alan was very happy to speak with her again. Maybe we can plan a trip out there sometime in the future. We've always wanted to go to Vegas.

Well off to bed I go. I have an early dentist appointment tomorrow.

Here is Tuesday's Chick Chat (a day late of course)

Health Nut


1. Soy Milk or Cow Milk? cows Milk
2. Veggie Burger or Mooo, I mean Meat? Mooo - Meat definitely didn't like veggie burgers.
3. Have you ever had a piece of cake and considered it breakfast? Never had cake but maybe a quick cookie if I was on the run.
4. Do Carbs Rock Your World? I hate to admit but I do eat alot of carbs. I have tried Atkins and lost some weight but I couldn't stay on it.
5. What's the longest you've gone without weighing yourself? Well right now I haven't weighed myself in at least 3 months. I guess it's denial.


Friday, August 13, 2004

Light Rain/75F

Couldn't really sleep last night. Just one of those nights I guess. I just kept tossing and turning. I have lots to do today. Just started laundry and now off to clean the rest of the house.

I know this is late....Tuesdays....Chick Chat
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Old School Love...

1. Who Was Your Big High School Crush? I had a few high school crushes
2. Your First True Love? Definately my husband Alan. I met him a year after high school.
3. First Kiss? Was when I played spin the bottle at a party when I was in 7th or 8th grade
4. Your First (ahem!) Time? With Alan (my husband)
5. The One That Got Away? Never felt like that with anyone


Thursday, August 12, 2004

Well the Rush concert turned out to be really good. It went on as scheduled despite the rain and thunder which by 8 p.m. was not too bad at all. In fact, it rained for about the first half hour of the show and the rest it was nice. Alan and I had a great time and the seats were great! This is the 4th time we have seen them. The do put on a great show. My mom was nice to watch the kids for us overnight so we could go and not have to worry about picking up the kids late at night. It was so quiet when we got home. Not used to that at all. But it was nice.

Alan and I got up early and went to IHOP for breakfast and ran some errands. Michelle ended up stopping by and her and I ended up going shopping. I am looking into getting another camera so I was looking at the Kodak's. I will probably wait until September since there is a new model the DX7590 coming out then that I like alot plus it will give me some time to save for it. Here's a picture of it

I ended up purchasing another handset to the panasonic phone we got so that David had a phone in his room and I could intercom him downstairs instead of the old way of screaming.....DAVID!! from the top of the stairs. Hopefully that works out.

Later on Michelle and I went and picked up the kids ate dinner and came home. I have been out so much lately the house has be really neglected. So Friday I have alot of cleaning and laundry to do. Well, that's really it for today.

Here's My THURSDAY'S TATTLE (from Kathleen's Chatter)

Week Forty Seven.....Purses

Do you carry a purse? Yes

Is your purse strap long or short? Long

Is your purse big or small? Small...I don't like carrying alot around

Is it neat and organized or full of stuff that shouldn't even be in there? Usually neat since I don't carry much.

Have you ever forgot your purse at a store or any place at all? Oh yea...the worst was when I left it on The Cat In The Hat ride at Universal Studios and I didn't realize it was missing till I went to pay the bill at the Hard Rock Cafe. I ran back to the park and it was closed and convinced security to open the gate and let me in. Thankfully some honest person turned my bag in and nothing was taken especially since I did have $600 in it at the time. That would of made for a terrible ending to my vacation.

When shopping for purses do you have a hard time finding exactly what you want? Don't really shop for them that much. If I happen to find one I like I will buy it.

How much is the most you have ever spent on a purse? My two coach bags which were about $185. One in brown and one in black.

Is your husband allowed to go into your purse? I don't have anything to hide it doesn't bother me. He doesn't usually do that though unless he is looking for my keys or something. He always asks first though.

Does your husband ever ask you to put things in your purse so as he doesn't have to carry anything like his cell phone or sunglasses? Sometimes

If he does ask you to do that does it drive you nuts? Well it doesn't drive me nuts it mostly drives him a little nuts since my bag usually isn't big enough to put his items in there anyways.

Are you happy with your current purse or are you in need of a new one? Happy at the moment.


Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Hello, It's been a busy couple of weeks. Alan, me, my mom and the kids drove down to Virginia Beach the last week of July. We stayed at my Aunts house. I haven't been there since I graduated high school which was 16 years ago....yikes!! Doesn't seem that long ago. We went to Busch Gardens, Virgina Aquairium, and did some shopping at the outlets. We had a great time.

We also had this past Saturday a memorial for my Aunt Janet who passed away a couple of months ago. My cousin Tony did the service and his wife Penny sang the Lords Prayer so beautifully. It was nice to have a service done by someone who actually knew Aunt Janet very well. Then Tony had asked everyone in the room if they wanted to share anything they wanted about Aunt Janet and a few people got up and shared the way Aunt Janet had touched there lives. I guess I was too nervous. But if I had had the courage to get up I would of wanted to say that I was greatful that she helped my parents in purchasing her home on Long Island. I don't think that I or my family would of had the same quality of life if we lived in Queens. It's amazing how something that didn't seem like that big of a deal when I was a kid is now. They say everything happens for a reason.

Today Alan and I are going to see the band Rush at Jones beach. The only problem with that is the weather. The concert is outdoors and the weather outside doen't look too good at all in fact it is thundering right now. If it thunders they ususally delay the concert or cancel it since they play right on the water.

I am going to try to get the many pictures I have from vacation up sometime this week.

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