Monday, January 30, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Is there a street in your city or town that you dread being on and will absolutely avoid driving, if possible? if you can read the above, this is a question for Sunday morn's from Dona's journal ...Blue Skies..Gentle Breezes...and Storms (i don't know how to link yet) anyways, here is my answer.............currently I-40 and Coors Blvd is where i hate to drive it has been under construction for a year now and it's a mess although it's almost done, it's still a mess unfortunately up until a couple weeks ago i had to drive there everyday, twice a day for that was next to my house now i can stay clear of there forever:-) another very busy road is Paseo del Norte and it's like a mini freeway it's a main street to the westside of town just about any main street to the westside of town is unindated in extremely heavy traffic thank God i'm not over there anymore:-)!
Saturday, January 28, 2006
so what's so important that it's saturday? i'm off! and it's the beginning of having every weekend off from work after 20yrs of working them i can now watch all the sports i desire, especially football not that i will watch every sporting event, but it's sooo nice to have the opportunity :-)....Tjnya and Cindy are harassing me Big time now that i'm retired envy i think...lol but who wouldn't be it's like i've done everything a little backwards i've been wanting to attend college full time since i graduated high school only to be forced out on my own and get a job granted my choice to join the Air Force was a great decision, it's just i've been working for the govt ever since age 18 minus a couple years the first couple days of retirement i was in shock, literally finally sinking in, i'm happy as ever as i can remember now i can finally go to school, travel, adventure and continue my life long learning i may become a professional student i love learning and i love school there is life out there after 40....
well last nite was an adventure first in many, many years i woke at midnight after 4hrs sleep and couldn't get back to sleep until 6am this morn after writing a few entries in this journal, i took a sleeping pill and went to bed however it didn't work for awhile so finally at 4:30am i went shopping yep, i went to Walmart i had to do some shopping there anyways so what the heck and it took no time since there were only a handful of people there great time to shop Walmart in the middle of the night will do my grocery shopping there at those late hours, but preferably before midnight yesterday i didn't do much but by the time 8pm rolled around i was dead tired and nothing much is nothing much compared to my grueling days at the p.o. kyle and i hung my prints on my walls yesterday i waited on the arrival of the comcast guy we then headed for dinner went to the p.o. to mail my rent check came home and it was time for bed well now i Know, i must get my daily exercise in so i can sleep at night starting today i will begin hiking at least 5times a week mon-fri Jimmy and i will take a hike right down the road from here today will be our first day and it'll be short there's a cold, cold winter wind blowin and now that i don't have to be out in the blistering cold, i won't for too long and once my retirement money comes in, i'm joining a gym too maybe i'll buy another bicycle, something i used to thoroughly enjoy once i exercise in the morn, i'll be coming home to study again once my retirement money rolls in i'm immediately signing up for school in the meantime, i still have some boxes to unpack, mostly books, once i get some bookshelves (i had built in bookshelves at my house) o yes, did i tell you i found this Beautiful roll top desk that is a computer desk as well....i'm all excited of what's to come....
tonite Cindy is coming over to check out my new place and we're opening a wonderful bottle of wine i finally made to Outback Steakhouse for dinner one nite with Cindy's company we were celebrating her birthday and me selling my house since i've never been there, thought i'd order a glass of Australian wine Black Opal Cabernet delicious! so much so we went to Cost Plus Imports looking for a bottle of it with success it is also the first wine that has ever stuck with Cindy i highly recommend it to everyone we've decided to try out a new restraunt once a month to be out and about some new some old, but just go.....
anyways, Life is Good!
50 things you might not know about me -- erase my answers and put in your own, then repost in your own entry. Make sure you tag 3 people to join in. Have fun!!
1. What is your middle name? Lisa
2. What size is your bed? Queen
3. What are you listening to? quiet of the night
4. What are the last two digits in your phone number? 33
5. What was the last thing you ate? mushroom, onion, swiss burger and fries @ TGIF's
6. Last person you hugged? Kyle, my nephew
7. How is the weather right now? wonderful....high's in the mid 50s everyday this winter
8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Gerard, a friend of Kyle's
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? their physique
10. Do you have a bf/gf? not for a year now
12. Do you drink? sometimes, and i just discoverd this great wine: Black Opal Cabernet from Australia-DELICIOUS!
13. Ever get so drunk you don't remember the entire night? NO WAY!
14. Hair color? brown and grey 50/50
15. Eye color? hazel
16. Fav baseball team? Boston Red Sox (and childhood team: Cincinnati Reds)
17. Fav animal? i love them all, but my dogs stand out
18. Favorite season? fall and winter
19. Ever cried for no reason? yes, often, because it's part of my illness
20. Last movie you watched? Chronicles of Narnia
29. What book are you reading? A Course in Miracles
30. Piercings? yes
31. Favorite movie? LOTR, triology
32. Favorite college team? Go LOBOS! (New Mexico)
33. What are you doing right now? besides this tag, awake @ 2:30am unable to sleep
34. Any pets? yes, my Jimmy black lab cross
35. Dog or cat? dog
36. Favorite flower? Rose
37. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to? i'm sure there was something, sometime along my life's journey
38. Have you ever loved someone? absolutely
39. Who would you like to see right now? a cup of coffee with a friend would be great
40. Are you still friends with your ex's? yes a couple of them, but most not
41. Have you ever fired a gun? yes, first time when i was 10 hunting with my dad then while in the military
42. Do you like to travel by plane? yes, but not so much anymore
43. Right or left handed? right, but left handed shooting pool, gun and sometimes batting
44. If you could be with someone right now, whowould it be? the love of my life when i meet him or her
45. How many pillows do you sleep with? just one
46. Are you missing someone? Charlie Brown
47. Do you have a tattoo? actually more than one
48. Do you watch cartoons on Saturday morning? no
49. Are you hiding something from someone? nothing to hide
50. Do you play an instrument? not yet i'm seriously contemplating taking guitar lessons
ok I tag:
Donna in Texas
Here are the rules; the first player of this game starts with the topic. Five weird habits of yourself and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says “You are tagged” (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours
ok, this tag is a tough one for me, but i'll do my best...
1. have you ever eaten butter and sugar on a piece of bread yep i did this as a kid don't ask me how, but i did tasted good at that time too...
2. is it weird to have your dogs sleep with you at age 47?
3. i've only worn makeup once in my entire life and just last year i finally painted my nails, toe nails included same time i finally fell in love with the color pink-i used to hate it
4. still have relatives using outhouses in the backwoods of ky, limited indoor plumbing
5. falling in love with pitt bulls after being once terrified of them
ok maybe all knot so weird, but if i think of anything else i'll be sure to add it to the list...
I think everyone i know has been tagged, but if i find someone who hasn't, i'll be making a note in your journal...smile
6. i have a thing for sweatshirts, especially hooded sweatshirts i have tons of them and still ready to buy all the other ones i see...
ok, i'd like to let you know my move went smooth (except for Charlie's mishap) anyways, i'm not quite all unpacked, but i love my new apartment it's nice and cozy and right next to the mountains i love the fresh mountain air every morn, every day Kyle loves my new little place too he's staying with me again, but only for a few weeks his is the good news he's finally going active duty Army processing the paperwork now and will soon leave i'm so proud of him he has choice of his duty station and he's thinking of going overseas if not, he desires to head to Ft Carson, CO i just know this is the next best step for him it'll do him sooo much good i know how much the Air Force did for me when i was his age, and for him i think it'll be even better....
OK Now for the GREAT NEWS!!! can't wait any longer the 25th of January was my last day of work I'm officially RETIRED now from the post office i came in from the street delivering my mail that day and they told me it was my last day at first i thought they were joking, but it wasn't the case i've been in shock for a couple days, but it finally sunk in last nite God it feels great! i now can do whatever i'd like and love finally can get back to school and finish my bachelor's degree i may pursuit 2 bachelor's anyways, i'm loving the idea of being retired i know my health will be lots better not working i know i will be depressed less often by not working (i've already experienced it when working less hours at the p.o.) I'm estatic! i'm going to Disney...lol (literally i am going with my sister in May-she called and requested my company before my retirement came thru) anyways, i'll be hiking, backpacking, photographing, and going to school for awhile before and if i return to work.....Life is Good!
ok, now, Dona has tagged me with something and i have yet to find it i'll be catching up with everyone's journal over thenext few days it's great to be back online cyu all soon....
Friday, January 27, 2006
ok , i'm back after the move and just getting reconnected online after 2 weeks....anyways, this entry will be a little tough, but it is worth it for my Charlie Brown, my pitt bull the day i moved, Charlie died on me i won't go into the details of his death for it was horrific and mostly i want to make a Loving entry just for him Charlie is running the streets of heaven now, well maybe i've been feeling his spirit with me ever since that day maybe he's watchin out for me right now anyways, i miss him it's the not the same without him here greeting me with his Big Smile every day nor the nightly adventures of fighting over the covers at bedtime yes Charlie and i would fight over the covers if i didn't have two blankets, he'd always hog the blanket i'd be all nice and comfy under the covers only for him to curl them up just for him leaving me with nothin, literally nothin on me and if he didn't do it right when i got in bed, i'd wake up in the middle of the nite without covers freezin my little butt off i miss him running up and down the house playing tag with my other dogs after coming in from outside all day he'd run full force between the living room and the bedroom doing a flying landing on my couch at least a dozen times every day it always tickled me i miss him barking at me once i drove up in the driveway he wouldn't stop barking until i brought him in the house not that i really miss it, but i have noticed there are no Charlie Brown 'markings' all over the house leaving his trail everywhere, not much but definitely a 'mark' i miss him walking, literally, all over me with his 70lb pure muscle body while i'd be sitting on the couch or laying in bed or he'd sit on my chest, even my face he would try just busy being all over me wanting attention, smiling his Big Smile no matter what Charlie gave me a lot of Love, Joy, and Laughter like no other dog did he is one special dog, on earth as he is in heaven i had him cremated and a special urn made for him brought him home yesterday and he's still heavy...lol but my Charlie Brown went out his way he was being himself as usual I love you Charlie Brown you will always be with me wherever i am your name is also tattoo'd on my right wrist when you're ready to move on to heaven, you're free to do so i know you're safe now and in God's loving arms.....
p.s. some very Good news coming in the next entry....right now it's dinner time...cya soon!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
a quick note to my j-land friends as you know my house has sold we close on the 20th of january so for the remainder of this month i'm looking for a place to live i must finish packing and be moved by the 20th all my efforts will be going into this for now and i won't be making another entry until after i'm moved and yesterday, a heartbreaking realization hit me i may be giving up one more dog it's killing me i'm keeping hope alive that i find a place for the 3 of us but's it's tough with my pitt bull Charlie everyone, except one woman, is turned off by Charlie regardless the fact his a big sweetheart i may have found a place for him and me, but i have to give up Jimmy she hasn't given me a final answer, but it looks promising this realization brought to me the true meaning of Home for me it is me and my dogs together it doesn't matter where we are, just as long as we're together anyways, i'm saying my prayers and hope for the best i'll be back as soon as i'm settled in my new place and let you know how everything turned out God bless you all......
Sunday, January 1, 2006
a toast to all my j-land friends and their families i salute you and may you have the best of years this year may God keep you in his warm embrace and fill you with all the joy there is and more....Bless you all!
i sit here this morn, sipping coffee and munchin on krispy kreme donuts Keith Urban sings the melodies and i'm happy as can be it's a beautiful day sunshining with no clouds in sight my Jimmy doesn't know if he desires to stay inside or out open the door again shut it again more than twice i found a gold mine of books the other day to order and i sit here wondering whether to attend church this morn my house needs cleaning, laundry to be done, dogs to run and just wanna to take it easy again today as i did last yesterday i drank some whiskey in addition to my nyquil for my cold feel much better today will ditto the experience and may go to a movie with a friend in the meantime, i finally broke down and bought a dvd player watched Mr & Mrs Smith last nite and 2 more movies are waiting but there's football again today for the season is nearing its end yet i can only take so much football for i get restless time for another book what shall i do? so many toys, so many decisions one thing for sure i start a new years resolution manana i'm going to the mountains once a week or at least every other week can hardly wait ....