Thursday, August 31, 2006

This is your White Mountains New Hampshire Meteorologist, April, to report that Ernesto is not throwing as big of a wrench into the mix as originally anticipated. :-) I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

So far, this is what the weekend forecast, where I'll be, looks like:

Friday-Mostly Sunny, high of 66 and low of 44 degrees.

Saturday-40% chance of of PM showers, high of 63 and low of 48 degrees.

Sunday-60% chance of rain, high of 69 and low of 53 degrees.

Monday-Mostly cloudy, high of 69 and low of 53 degrees.

So, as you can see, this is ENTIRELY do-able now. I definitely can HANDLE the slight showers/rain (not that I want it) but what I could not handle was the thought of DOWNPOURS (remember Mt. Monadnock, Michele? *SHIVER*).

Tonight I have a bunch of stuff to do. Gotta finish up laundry and wash the dishes in the sink, pack up the rest of my clothes and camping gear and stack it in the living room for the morning, and also run to the grocery store to get the rest of the camping staples we'll be eating. :-) I'm so excited! And I HOPE it's not too muddy to do some fun hiking up there!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I want to throw a tantrum. Really.

God damned Ernesto is gonna screw up my weekend camping plans! It's now supposed to rain (where we'll be in NH) Sunday during the day and Monday. I just want to cry. This is the SECOND TIME I've attempted to go camping (before that I hadn't gone in FOUR YEARS!) and that time was disastrous weather-wise, too! Remember the 12 days of rain we had last October? That's during the time I was in NH. Ugh.

And then as if that isn't bad enough, the other couple who was supposed to come with us, CAN'T! So now there is this second site already paid for (two of the three nights) and available but we asked a few other couples we're friends with and no one is able to come. I kinda knew it was a long shot being last minute, and a holiday weekend, but I was hoping we could find SOMEONE else to go! Grrrrrr!

Why do all my plans go to shit???????????????????????????/

Friday, August 25, 2006

I'm excited! A week from today (hopefully MINUS the rain!) I will be on my way to the White Mountains in New Hampshire! Going camping with Daryl and the doggies and meeting up there with Crystal, her hubby Jimmy and their new dog, Harley. I've been looking forward to this trip for quite some time...I love camping and have only been once in about four years. So this trip is LONG awaited.

This week I gotta get stuff together (tent, sleeping bags, air mattresses, etc.) and later in the week I'll throw together the rest of the stuff I need into our backpacks. I'm bringing my camel bak (sp?) and hiking boots too cuz we plan on doing some hiking! We're staying at a regular campground so YIPPY! Showers! Toilets! Eventually I WOULD like to try the whole "roughing-it" camping experience...just not yet. LOL Plus this campground has a dog kennel that charges only $2/hour per pup so THAT is a plus, in case we wanna do some sight seeing or tourist-y things in the nearby gift shops. ;-) Later this week, I'm going to do my SUN-Dance to insure we get great weather!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Almost there!!

And look at the progress, partially through....
This was the beginning path that started the downfall of....BUSH! (and no, I'm not talking the president. Darn. LOL)
This was the mess that USED to be in my was a jungle!

Monday, August 14, 2006


But quite happy. :-) Daryl and I ripped down those HORRENDOUS over-grown monstrosity of bushes and trees in our backyard!! I can't BELIEVE how much it opens up (makes it so much larger!) the backyard. I love it. I have the biggest yard in the neighborhood. :-) Granted, there is still MUCH more work to do (i.e. clearing out all the downed brush, raking the dirt and pulling out all the stumps, burning the extra wood, and finally, planting grass, phew!). It's definitely a work in progress.

And on the INSIDE of the house, much work too. Daryl's next project (with me as his assistant! LOL) is to put in the plenoms (have no idea how to spell that word) and vents in the floor for our new furnace. I'll be psyched to have heat in each room, as opposed to just what it used to be, those damn grates in the floor. And I LOVE the fact that those grates are gone. Right now you can see the wood but I don't care. All in due time, right? So, after the furnace is complete, we'll be sanding the walls. I have the paint chip on the wall that we'll be painting the living room and hallway walls. And once THAT is finally accomplished, we can install the new carpet! What a difference a new carpet will make! I HATE the ugly,stained stuff that is down now!

Progress, progress! :-)

Oh, and I will post pics tomorrow of what we're doing in the yard....

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm pretty darn proud of myself lately. First of all, I lost a pound last week. I know THAT is not monumental or anything, but it's good to lose SOMETHING. :-)

Also, I worked out both Friday night after work AND Saturday morning. Me, working out on the weekends, is usually almost unheard of! LOL I also cleaned NON-STOP Sunday probably for a good four or five hours. I'm sure I burned some calories there!

I pigged out a LITTLE bit this weekend but not in a major way. Friday night I had homemade cheese fries for dinner...nice, right? Saturday I ate good pretty much all day. Then yesterday, Sunday, I went out for breakfast and had about 1/2 a Farmer's omellet and 1.5 pieces of wheat toast and 3 pieces of bacon. Then I didn't eat again until dinner when we went out to eat at this yummy place in Manchester called Smokey Bones. I had a beer and then some spinach/artichoke dip with toasted pitas, and for dinner pulled pork w/barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and steamed green beans, with a piece of garlic toast. So damn good! But that means that TODAY I'm back on track. ;-)

Thursday, August 03, 2006


...that's what I'm craving. AND in that order. I actually just went and ate a huge fruit salad figuring that would take my mind off of it.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This is freaking hilarious, in my opinion. Daryl was "attacked" by a cloud of soot yesterday at work....check out the line on his wrist (where his rubber glove covered his hand) and just how black he got! LOL Granted, HE didn't think it was hilarious!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I joined a gym last night. It's twenty bucks a month...not bad.

I went last night with Crystal and we're going again tonight. I am not REALLY a gym-person but I need something so that I won't use the excuse, "Oh I can't walk/hike/bike/whatever becuz the weather is too hot/wet/cold/crappy." This way, I will have NO EXCUSES. ;-)