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First Hike of the Spring!

Monday, April 29, 2013      1 comments

Every year Eric and I try to go hiking at least a few times. Yesterday was the first for this year. We had heard about some great trails on Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks, which also include a quartz field not too far off the trail, so it woul... Read more

Oh wow...

Friday, July 27, 2012      10 comments

I might be jumping the gun, but I am getting nervous anyways. A few weeks ago a friend of ours ended his life. Eric went to the funeral and discovered that one of his children, daughter age 14 or 15, was not there. No one seemed to know where... Read more

Frustrated

Thursday, May 03, 2012      1 comments

My boyfriend and I are trying to be proactive in fixing up a few things around my house prior to the city's annual code enforcement sweep. We knew that the front steps to my porch were in bad shape and they had mentioned them last year but said... Read more

Taking stock - 4 years

Friday, January 20, 2012      1 comments

Wow! I was just looking at the calendar and realized that I am coming up on my 4 year anniversary since I had the lapband put in! It doesn't seem possible that it has been so long, and at the same time it feels like a lifetime. My life has de... Read more

Rope is being stretched further!

Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

I found someone who is willing to come take away at least the trunk pieces of the tree that came down - really nice elm, very tall... the only downside is that they would need to go through my neighbor's yard with a backhoe to get it. So I call... Read more

At the end of my rope...

Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

I am so sick to my stomach right now with stress and anxiety. I live in upstate NY where we are going through one of the worst natural disasters in our history thanks to Hurricane/TS Irene. Sunday my house was hit by a 100+ foot tree from my n... Read more

Frustrated

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      5 comments

Next weekend is my family reunion. We haven't had one since I was 4 so there will be a lot of family who I really have never met there. My frustration is coming because my mother is being a real B**** about my boyfriend coming with me and at t... Read more

Unbelievable!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday I got a bill in the mail from the OB/GYN's office. I have only had 2 appointments with them and paid at the time of service so was a taken a bit aback by receiving this so I called them this morning. I was informed that my insurance ... Read more

Dissappointed and a bit PO'd

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      4 comments

Today is Administrative Professional's Day... Yeah, I know, another day from the card companies... But at the same time it is a nice opportunity for companies to show those who do so much to support the company how they are appreciated. My comp... Read more

Celebrating peace & quiet

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Well, it finally happened! My sister and her baby moved out! She informed me a week before Christmas that she had found an apartment and would be moving out after the first of the year. I wanted to grab her in a big hug and say she had given ... Read more

Why Is It?

Monday, December 20, 2010      4 comments

Why is it that your family, the ones who should be there for you and love you, are the ones who wind up hurting you the most? Last weekend my boyfriend and I went out to cut down a Christmas tree for my house and since my father has been laid u... Read more

I finally did it...

Friday, December 10, 2010      1 comments

This has been a long time coming and last night I snapped. For about a year my sister has been driving me insane with her constant screaming at her son (age 15months) - telling him to shut the ef-- up, "do it again and I'll slap you", etc. I h... Read more

I wish...

Friday, October 29, 2010      1 comments

At this time of year I really wish that I was able to paint! I drive home and see the way the light hits the trees that are dressed in their fall finest of russets and golds and chocolates; not to mention the greens of the firs. They stand out... Read more

Image distortion

Monday, October 18, 2010      4 comments

So, I knew that my pants (size 12) were getting too big and I probably could drop down to a size 10 (yippee!!). My fave store was having awesome sales over the weekend so I went shopping. Picked out a gorgeous skirt and a pair of pants to try ... Read more

Gifts from the Earth

Friday, October 15, 2010      1 comments

Tuesday evening my boyfriend and I were out in my back yard, getting ready to head in to go to the movies, when what did I spy lying in the woods but a large white object. I stopped what I was doing and walked over. Eric watched me curiously, ... Read more


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