Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Busy busy

I feel like I've been going non-stop lately. This week is flying by and we've been super busy, only to just get busier. I'm having to do a ton early on in the week, since we have such a busy weekend. Today I came home from work, took care of the dogs, went grocery shopping to 2 different stores, grabbed some carryout, back home, eat, and now am cleaning the house for the weekend. Tomorrow is equally, CPR re-certification, over my cousins house for a quick visit, over Mom's to help her with some stuff, come home and make food for our work/Halloween party...ah I'm beat and it's only Wednesday :/ Friday, being Halloween we're having people over to and have a campfire after the trick-or-treaters. Saturday morning I have to be up at out of here by 0430 since I'm headed to New York for the day. And that brings me to Sunday...we're having a party! Yikes, where is my time going? I'm grateful though to have this kind of busy's good stress :)

Monday, October 27, 2008


I find it so strange how sometimes a dream can sort of haunt you all day long. Weird? I know. I had one of those dreams last night that was so INCREDIBLY REAL I can't get it off my mind. Here's how it went:

I had 2 children, both boys and boy were they SO CUTE!! Dark hair, adorable faces, it was so awsome and so real! We were headed to Ocean City (to meet Scott) apparently he was already there for some reason or another. We were getting ready at my old next door neighbor's house where my parents still live now. One of my boys was a new born and we were giving him a bath before hitting the road. He also had hip dysplasia (weird). My other boy was about 3 or 4. We were headed out to the SUV to load up the boys, and I had thoughts that again were so real. My thoughts were how to make this trip the easiest for me and the boys and what it would entail. I carried the baby out in the carrier, easy enough he was a new born so he'd be sleeping a lot. I got the 3 year old ready with a back pack full of toys and things to keep him occupied. We are loading up and getting ready to go when my "older son" says to me "Mommy don't forget my Transformers Auto-bot flip flops!!" Ahh!!!!! These really are Scott's children!! LOL. (Of course I DID have the Transformer flip flops in the bag, and when I turned around to show him, you could see the joy and relief in his little face).

I swear this dream was so incredibly real that I woke up today thinking I had 2 boys and it's been in my head all day.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Funday

Today is one of those days that's just perfect. Our best friends were over today, we went and got sushi for lunch, and now we're hanging out watching football relaxing. It doesn't get any better than great food, wine, and great friends. We're very very fortunate!

Last night was perfect too. It was a very rainy relaxing day yesterday. I took some time to FINALLY clean out my closet and get all my winter stuff down. Huge weight off my chest. We went to Ellicott city for dinner at one of our favorite mexican restaurants, enjoyed great food and Coronas ;) Usually we walk up and down Main St. but it was raining so badly so we just headed home. On our Main St. walk we usually down to a coffee shop that we love, again the rain altered our plan. So on our way home we stopped by Starbucks and enjoyed some pumpkin spice lattes.

It's been a lovely fall so far....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Best of What's Around

1. What's the best new website you've found?
Facebook-just decided to join and it's been much fun reconnecting with people from the past.

2. What's the best movie you've seen?
13 going on 30...Mark Ruffalo and the 80's yum!

3. What's the best quote you know?
"What's meant to be will always find it's way"
"Things happen for a reason"

4. What's the best book you've read?
The Secret...but all my cookbooks are the best too.

5. What's the best thing someone's done for you?
Scott is the best husband to me everyday :)

6. What's the best thing about your job?
I'm usually in charge and keep it fun and positive

7. What’s the best CD you own?
Don't know If I can just pick one, I'm a music-aholic! I love my entire iPOD....but maybe I'll say The Cure "Galore"

8. What’s the best new TV show you watch?
Grey's Anatomy

9. What’s the best car you’ve owned?
Love my Xterra

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blast from the past

So I decided to join Facebook. I have a myspace account which I do check frequently, but something made me join facebook tonight. I don't know maybe it was the emails I was getting with "aren't you on facebook?" from friends and family. LOL

So yes I officially joined Facebook tonight. It's been pretty great, with in hours of joining I've managed to re-connect with at least 20 people from years ago which was awesome! It definitely happened for a reason.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Visit

I went down to Easton to visit my grandmother today in the nursing home/rehabilitation center. She was in good spirits, but definitely ready to get out of there. I can't say I blame her, it's so pitiful there and it makes me sad :( Luckily she's only there to recover from her surgery and do physical therapy. I drove down after work for a few hours. Despite my being tired from a long day, and an hour drive each way it was a nice visit...just her and I. We always have fun with our girly chat and talk time. I sure hope she gets to go home soon. On the way home I stopped at Panera bread which was just built by her house and I found $10 in Panera gift cards in my wallet which I forgot about, yay! It was a nice, cool, drive home with good music and good food. Now It's time for bed...0445 comes so early!

Monday, October 20, 2008


We had a nice weekend. Renaissance festival on Saturday followed by a campfire at our house in the evening. Good times, good friends (family), food, and wine :)

Sunday would have been my Pop's 75th birthday. Unfortunately he's not here to celebrate it with us :( We had a family get together in his honor. I know he would have been so thrilled for us to be together celebrating him. That was his one wish for us was to stay together. I miss him so much every single day and think of him all the time. I was chosen to toast him last night, and I did. It went a little something like this:

Eventhough you're no longer here with us Pop I know you are watching over all of us and are in heaven with some of our family members. You are thought of, missed, talked about, and loved every single day. Here's to you Pop and what would have been your 75th birthday. We miss you.

Monday Peeves

Here's my pet peeve for today, chipped off nail polish on my fingernails. I don't care if it's anyone elses, but man do I hate it if my nails are all chipped looking. Infact it was bugging me so much today at work, that at lunch I decided to go to the local drug store and buy nail polish remover and a lovely new polish. That's right I spent my lunch painting my nails. And from it I feel so much better. I know it's nuts ;)

I'm ok with it though.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about MY TO DO LIST!!
1. I really need to clean out my bedroom closet from the overflowing shoes and purses, to putting away the summer clothes and getting down the winter stuff.
2. I need to clean our hallway closet. How is it that everything ends up in there? I mean how many million bottles of lotion do I need?
3. I would love to finish painting our main wall in our upstairs. It's been on my list for a while and I need to finish it.
4. I need to work on framing all my pictures and actually put them on the walls.
5. Our attic could use some attention. As soon as you walk up everything seems to be piled right there and usually it's more organized. I hate clutter.
6. I need to go visit my grandmother as she rehabilitates from surgery. I try to go each week, it's an hour away.
7. I want to book a trip to Disney World for Scott. We haven't been in 10 years and I want to take him in January.
8. I'd like to look into booking and all inclusive resort vacation for next summer.
9. I'd like to to a cruise to New England next fall or winter.
10. I need to decorate for Halloween, although I did finally get pumpkins for out front. We're supposed to do that tonight.
11. I need to stop worrying about things that I have no control over and take my own advice that what's meant to be will find it's way.
12. The truck could use a good vacuuming and armour all. Not enough time in the day.
13. I need to go visit my friends new baby too. Wow I have A LOT to do!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Girl time

Today was a nice day at work. No patients so we were able to wear our regular clothes in and work on our inventory project. We even started the day out with Starbucks, yum! We finished around noon and then some of the girls from work and me went shopping :) Good times as always and tons of laughing. Tonight I'm headed out to dinner with Julie for some more girly talk and drink time. And my neighbor just stopped by to invite me to a Southern Living party with the neighbor hood ladies. Good times :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Great weekend

We had a great weekend. Saturday was very relaxed and I spent most of the day cooking and getting things accomplished around the house. Saturday night we hung out and made a campfire in our back yard at our fire pit and enjoyed great wine and conversation.

Sunday was one of the best days we've had in a long time. We went to Boordy, a local winery here in MD for their autumn-fest. We went with our good friends D and S. We packed a picnic basket with different cheeses, crackers, grapes, hummus, and home made pumpkin bread I made. It was AWESOME!! We bought different wines, enjoyed the Irish band, beautiful fall weather and good friends. We couldn't have asked for a better day.

And the best part was after the wine fest we all got to talking about vacations (we all went to Hawaii together in Nov. 2007) and decided it was time to plan the next adventure. So....we've decided to plan an all inclusive resort in the caribbean! Just need to do my research and choose an island now! WOO HOO :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Triple Play

I really felt like cooking today. So I did just that. I made 3 new recipes tonight and they turned out amazing!! I made....

Chicken Picatta
Pumpkin bread
Stuffed cheese bread

Yeah we'll be stuffed for about a week after eating all that! YUM.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Return to Sender

1. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Hmm.. I sent postcards from Hawaii last November they were hand written and mailed.

2. Can you change the oil on a car?
Scott does that for me in our garage, about 2 months ago.

3. Name three things you have on you at all times.
My cell phone, a pen, my purse

4. What’s your life motto?
What's meant to be will always find a way.

5. What’s a word that you say a lot?
"Hi" I see several patients a day so I'm constantly greeting and introducing myself.

6. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping, we went out to happy hour with friends and hung out for a while, so I was exhausted at midnight.

7. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Wanted to wash my face since I went to bed with makeup on still.

8. Who is your worst enemy?
Don't have any enemies that's no way to go through life.

9. What does your watch look like?
Silver and gold Indiglo

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Fill Ins


1. One of the best concerts/plays/movies I ever saw that I really didn't think I'd like was The Original Star Wars. (I'm in the processing of watching w/ my husband after years of asking me too (no interest :( they aren't that bad at all and I'm not a sci-fi person.

2.Beer Bread with cheese is a recipe I recently made that was delicious!

3. It's time for an evening at DuClaw brewery with close friends and my cousins...TGIF!

4. A glass of Riesling is quite refreshing.

5. If I never hear the word "puss" again, it'll be too soon. (Eventhough I'm a nurse that word just grosses me out!)

6. To one side of the curving road were beautiful palm/coconut trees and on the other was a cliff and waterfall with a rainbow (In Hawaii last year).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to DuClaw brewery, tomorrow my plans include decorating the house for fall and halloween and Sunday, I want to go to Boordy winery with friends!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween dilemma


I have no clue what to be for halloween this year. Usually I know right off the bat what I want to be. This year I've had a couple of ideas but nothing has really jumped out at me. Plus, whatever costume I get needs to be cool to wear to work too.

Mission for tomorrow after work: Party city on a costume hunt!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Dog

My niece called last night (She's 5) the conversation went something like this:

(first off she was so excited and talking so fast we could barely understand her)
Jodi: Guess what Guess what!!?? We got a PUPPY!!!

Scott: Wow!!! Where did you get it?

Jodi: My mommy found her (actually she's from a breeder) so cute.

Scott: That's so cool!! What kind of dog is she??

Jodi: A white one! ;) (she's a labradoodle we found out)

Scott: What's her name?

Jodi: Rosebud! (i thought i was going to fall over laughing at their conversation it was adorable!)
He's a girl and she has a pink collar.

Scott: He's a girl!?? ;) Don't you mean she's a girl??

Jodi: Yeah her name is Rosebud silly!

Adorable! So needless to say we were asked when could we PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEEE come visit the new puppy. That's where we'll be tonight :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hit the ground running

What can I say, typical Monday oh joy. I'm in charge at work this week and was off 2 days last week so I felt like I walked into chaos incorporated this morning. One of our doctors who i'll refrain from calling names, but it rhymes with class! Anyway he was his usual ray of sunshine jerk self today. Out of all the wonderful docs I work with he's the rotten egg of the group. And today he just pushed my bottons like no other. Then on top of that we had a patient fall, she ripped open her skin wounds, poor thing and bled all over me. :( So needless to say we got off to a rocky start.

Over all it ended up not being to bad. Once doctor jerk left I came home to change scrubs etc., stopped and got a yummy lunch on my way back to work, helped Bee with a huge nursing school assignment, and am putting together a happy hour on Friday. I'm just happy that what started out as a crap-tastic day has definitely gotten better. Here's to a nice evening with Scott watching one of our favorite shows Ghost Hunters and relaxing....FINALLY!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Well the wedding we were in has come and gone. It was just wonderful. It being an Indian wedding was a very different experience, but I have to say it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. We've had ceremonies to attend since Thursday. Today I had a colon cancer walk in Baltimore. It took everything I had to get up and be functional today. We've been so busy that I'm pretty sure I'm about to hit pure exhaustion. Well better rest up, tomorrow is Monday and it's back to the grind.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wedding Bells

Well our friends wedding is finally here! After months of planning and details it's TOMORROW. We're so excited for them. Scott and I are both in the wedding which is fun, considering of all the weddings each of us has been in, we've never been in one together (besides our own). It's also a mixed culture wedding, American and Indian. Today is a busy day for us. I'm so happy to be off work for it too! Nothing like a 4 day weekend! Today is an Indian ceremony early afternoon, then tonight is the rehersal at a beautiful beach club and rehersal dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Annapolis. Afterwards we're going back to have henna / mehndi done. Very cool and I'm very excited. Well off to a busy day...the wedding is tomorrow can't wait!!