Thursday, October 02, 2008
Last year I got some very generous gifts for xmas from some of my clients. One of my clients always give me $500. on my birthday too. (yeah, they're great aren't they?). I haven't spent this money till now.
Yesterday, I purchased a gift for my son you won't believe. It's a hand signed, authentic Yankee jersey with the #2 by Derek Jeter. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plaque about how no one got more hits at the old stadium than he did and listing the top 5. It even has the double patches on the arms of the old and new stadium.
I am going to have it put in a shadow box and it will be my son's Hanukkah, and birthday gift combined. There are only 100 of them out there so this will truly be a collectors item someday.
Yes, I'm really nuts but honestly, it made me so happy to be able to do this for him. I know I could have spent this on food or the mortgage or what not but this will last forever (I hope!!). So, call me crazy, I did it!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
There I was, on my way home. It's Wednesday. I love Wednesday afternoon because not only is it the end of my work day but my work week as well.
Chatted a few minutes with my partner in crime Dawn, thought about going to Yankee Stadium tonight to see the very last time the "Moose" would pitch in this stadium and also to say good-by to a place I have loved all my life. (side note: a really great guy got me the tickets for son and I. No names yet, but I'm so thankful in more ways than one).
There I was, typical day zipping down the thruway at about 60 MPH and then something exploded under my car, or sounded like it did. I gripped the stearing wheel with all my might and started to slow down. My tire gage came on to say there was a problem with one of my tires. I didn't need to be a mechanical genius to figure out that my rear tire had blown out. Cars were zipping by me and somehow I managed to get all the way to the right shoulder. I was shaking and sweating bullets. I also, had absolutely no idea what to do. None....
I called my mechanic. I knew he would know and he did. He told me to call the state troopers and after several transfers and such, I managed to find the right people. They couldn't have been nicer. They told me they would send someone "right" out. Well, that kind of means in about an hour. Luckily I knew exactly where I was and once the truck got there a very nice guy jumped out, changed my tire in about 5 minutes, said, "You're good to go" and that was it. No fee, not even a tip (I tried) and done. I managed to get to my mechanics who found a huge hole in my tire. As I write this he called and my new tire has come in.
What a day!! Thank goodness I'm here and excited about seeing the Yankees tonight. Not sure if I were ever to see someone on the highway have a blow- out if I would just go speeding past. Somehow, knowing me, I think I would have stopped and offered assistance, even if it were just the company.
Something to think about. I'll wave to everyone from the stadium tonight!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I have been struggling for weeks now with my weight. It will go from 134 to 132 then back to 135 then to 132! ARGHHH!!! I haven't changed anything and this could all be within the same week. I am just not really losing at all.
My friend Dawn tells me my body is adjusting to this weight before it moves on to lose more. Is this a real thing? How long do these things last? It's very frustrating. I know that I am eating right and doing what I need to do but I kind of want to know what's going on.
Anyone have this problem when they are 3/4 of the way home????
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This has been a long time coming. It's been years since I've bought jeans. I just kept wearing those that fit me and occasionally buying a pair of stretchy ones that were just the biggest size I could get and then wearing them without even looking in the mirror. Didn't go into a dressing room for a loooooooong time!!!
So, Sears (yes Sears!) was having an all denim sale. I went over to buy my son some jeans and saw that they had lots of nice womens stuff on sale as well. I went back the next day and looked around. I gathered a few in my arms to try on but had no idea what size. I guessed a 6 hoping but thinking I'm probably an 8.
Took about half dozen pairs into the fitting room. Grabbed the first one and thought "I'm never going to get a 6 up over my butt" and almost didn't even try but then I figured, what the heck.
It felt a little tight but I pulled and tugged and you know what, I even buttoned it and zipped it up!! Every size 6 fit me!!! Some looked better than others but I was amazed and so very happy. I settled on three pairs but I knew one was iffy. I would allow my daughter to make the final decision.
I tried them on for her and she shrieked, "Mom, you are so tiny!!!" LOL, I just can't believe this. She did tell me to take back one pair, not because they didn't fit but because she said they were to short.
I haven't worn lo-rise jeans since they were called "hip-huggers in the 70's!!
Now my daughter tells me I have to get some "cute" tops to go with the new cute me!!!!
One thing I should mention. On my way into the fitting room I had to go past the "womans" department. There were all those jeans with the elastic waist that I swore I would never wear again. I snickered as I walked by them and as I left with my new purchases, I stuck out my tongue at them. LOL - hope no one saw that!!!
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