Thursday, October 12, 2006



A couple more...aaaaahhhhh...wish I was back there....


Some pictures from Daryl's stepdad's apple orchard where him and D's Mom live in upper state NY...it's gorgeous. D and I stayed there last weekend and had a nice and much-needed relaxing couple days.
I'm tired, unfocused. CERTAINLY not motivated. And today feels like Friday. But it's not. Bummer.

Anyway, not much new going on other than the same 'ol family drama...my grandmother is still in the rehab hospital and it's been H-E-L-L. I don't know if this is possible or not BUT it appears that she is having some lasting effects from the general anesthesia she received before her hip replacement operation. Here it is, a week later, and she's still having strange "episodes" every now and then. (ie. thinking that a certain nurse is out to "get" her, that she was "kidnapped and hypnotized" while at Milford Hospital, etc, etc.) Thankfully, she'll be going home Saturday morning but I must admit, I'm alittle worried about her PHYSICALLY in that case. Her sons are not the most reliable and my mother is not the strongest person and obviously Grammie will still need a little assistance moving around. I hope it goes well for her!

And then there is the A.J. issue...my aunt and uncle went/go to court today and I THINK it's to finalize their divorce and possibly the custody arrangement for A.J. I'm a little worried about that. I haven't seen him in so long and I keep leaving his mom messages but have not heard back. I miss that little cutie pie. *SIGH*

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Yay! Good news! My grandmother had her surgery yesterday and it went well. So far so good. She's going to be in a lot of pain now and in the hospital for a couple of days. My mom and I are bringing her home on Thursday. I took the day off from work to spend some quality time with the two of them. We can get Grammie situated and comfortable at home (as comfortable as possible anyway) and do some grandmother-mother-granddaughter bonding. :-)

Not much else new. Just busy-busy with work and "stuff" on the weekends. There never seems to be enough TIME, ya know? I just sat down with my coworker (my coverage) to plan out the remainder of our time off this year. I was excited to find out I still have about 6 or 7 days left to use! Three of those days I can carry over to next year which is cool. And then I am taking off the day BEFORE Thanksgiving (I'm cooking this year so I'll need that extra day!) and then we get Thanksgiving day and the day after off here, so I took off the next Monday and Tuesday. So I'll have a good seven days straight with no work. WOO HOO! ;-) I also took off December 13th, the day AFTER my birthday, cuz Daryl and I are planning on making a day of it in NYC. Hey, it's my 30th birthday, I wanna do something fun and different! :-) I'm not taking off the actual DAY of my birthday unfortunately becuz my company Christmas/Holiday Party is that night of the 12th. We will probably only stay for appetizers cuz I really don't want to spend my birthday at a work function, you know? Maybe we'll do dinner or something....

...and WOW! I can't believe it's October already! Time is just starting to FLY by. I know this always happens during this time of year. I'm just SO glad I started my Christmas shopping already. :-) Haven't made a HUGE dent in it yet, but I've started!!