Sunday, December 21, 2008


OK so I am happy to say I am done shopping and wrapping.....I am happy that Christmas is right around the corner only because of that fact. I hate that part of the holiday. What I do love is the night of Christmas Eve. We have the traditional Italian fish night here at my house, even though my Mom does all the work. This year we have new family members coming which is wonderful. After we all eat and hang out my brother has an after hour thing at his house. This year is extar special because CHRIS FINALLY HAS THE HOLIDAY OFF!!! Also Tayla will be eating Christmas dinner with us. That makes this Christmas sooooooo special! My husband has not been home for one Christmas dinner since we met. He always takes New Years off to let the people he works with with little kids have the holiday, so to them people who have little kids and have to work the holiday because Chris got it off SORRY but I want my man home!!! Hey as long as Santa comes for them they will get over it! hahahaha Wow that is selfish but after 7 yrs I am due!!
So Worcester was absolutely killed with an ice storm and now this weekend it has basically been snowing since Friday afternoon and it is now sleeting out at 10:41 pm Sunday night. I am going into work with Chris in the AM so I dont have to drive in this weather. The forecast calls for everything to be iced in the morning so it should be NO FUN! After all 4 wheel drive dont matter on ice. I have been stuck in this house all weekend! UGH!! I do have to say there is not a dirty peice of laundry in the house (with exception of some clothes I am sure that are under my sons bed) My mom and I made Italian cookies this weekend also. I have to say they came out the best this year than ever!!! YUM!!! Nothing like Italian cookies at Christmas time! Mmmmnnn
Michele and I were suppose to go out for our Christmas dinner Saturday night but due to the wether that never happen...sad about that seeing we were both sitting on our couches all night!! Oh wait I did 4 wheel to the mall Saturday afternoon for Chris to START his Xmas shopping and he got it all done in 2 hours hahaha I guess I panic for nothing!
My back has been absolutly horrible still....I have had two chiropractor visits. I was emptying the dish washer this weekend and just like that WHAMO OUCH!!!! I couldnt even stand up! I iced it and took a pain pill and it fealt better but that sucks soooo bad something little like that throws it off. I had to pass up Easter Seal hours because lifting patients cant be good, I do not want to drop a 90 year old who is trying to get out of bed because my back goes out!
My friend Linda got the deal of lifetime......a friend of her hubby offered them his house in Fort Myers for 11 days so lucky her took off to Florida for the Holiday. She has been tryin to get to Florida for months so her wish came true! Boy did she leave right in time...missing all this snow to lay on the beach!! As much as I am jealous of her right now I am very happy for her!!!
This will be a short week.......EDCO gives up 1/2 day on Wed and off Thur and Fri. I am thinking I may take Wed off seein I have comp time from all the parties I stayed late for! We'll see if I can get my progress notes done in the next two days!

Well I am off to bed so I can wake up with the roosters in the morning to get to work with Chris.
Sweet dreams!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tis the season.............

The craziness of the Holiday season is in full effect.....I still have a few more gifts to buy although I am not stressing out about it. There are much more important things to stress out about. I got a phone call last night with some horrible shocking news. One of my clients at work passed away unexpectedly. He was such a fun guy, although he had his moments, but don't most of them!??! He had such silly ways about him and I will miss him dearly!!! He was one of our younger ones. RIP GARY you will be missed terribly!!!

Well last night Worcester was hit with a horrible ice storm....every time I fell asleep I was awoken by a large branches etc etc falling down. We lost our electricity but luckily we are one of the lucky ones who got it back. Than our cable went out for a bit this morning but that too is back on. My next door neighbor had a beautiful birch tree out side her house and that is broken in half laying on her front lawn.

The sucky economy has effected Matt. He was laid off last Friday but already has another interview at another plumbing company this Monday so PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE keep your fingers crossed that he gets it! He is not enjoying staying home he is a worker!

I have been out of work since Tuesday because I re-injured my back and have been dealing with that all week.....taking vicoden to get me through the day which eases some of the pain. I HAD an appt with the chiropractor this morning but due to the storm he closed his office down!! So I am bumming till Monday! I have such a busy weekend ahead of me that my back CAN not be hurting! Saturday I am going to NH with my sister for a flea market with tons of knock offs, Saturday night I have a welcome home party for my sons best friend who just came home from Marines bootcamp, and Sunday I have a Christmas party. UGHHHHHHH no time for a bad back! Luckily today my day consists of home all day in P.J.'s with my hubby who takes care of me!!!!!!

Well happy Shopping...........13 more days!!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

One down one to go.............

Well I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday as much as I I said before I love Thanksgiving. Spend a day with the family and not have to stress about buying gifts. My mom made everything from the stuffing to the dessert. Retirement is agreeing with her. Everything was delicous!! The only bad part of the day was Chris had to work.....both jobs so I didnt get to see him other than when he left in the morning.
No I did not get up and shop at 4 am or 6 am or 8 am or even 11 am. There is not enough money in the world that would get me to shop and deal with them crazy people just to save a buck. Yes the deals, I am sure, are great but not worth it to me. I spent the day decorating my house for Christmas. My house looks wonderful. There is no better feeling than to relaxin in my house with the nice Christmas lights shining.
I did go out late Firday night to the mall with my sister. Basically to get a new cell phone. I absolutley LOVE LOVE LOVE my new cell phone. Yes its pink!! I have been playing with it ever since. I got a great deal. Now getting up for a deal on a new gadget that is something I WILL DO!! hahahahaha As most of you know there is not much I wouldnt do for electronics! Thats why I have the nickname Gadget Girl. I did end up getting Matt some more things and also a few more gifts off my list. So there is progress made in my shopping list.
I have been out of work since Tuesday so I am not looking forward to going back tomorrow morning....I went out Tuesday night to Toms Tavern with some co-workers and Chris for one of the guys I work with who is leaving. I got pretty drunk really fast, still dont know how that happen!! All I know is I was singing karaoke and there was not a karaoke machine but I used the pool stick!!! hahaha Hey its not often I drink so when I do thats what happens!!!
I have been faithfully going to the gym and it feels REALLLLLLLLY good to be back. Especially with the Holiday season upon us the food will be everywhere!! My back has been a lil sore after doing a machine today I probably should not of done but I will learn from that and do something else....I think my back is always going to be an issue but I can adapt!
My good friend is having surgery tomorrow and if you could all say a lil prayer for her I would appreciate it. I will be thinking of you!!!!!!!!!!! Also my sisters father in law is currently in the hospital battling cancer and having a tough time so he needs many prayers and thoughts!!! Its such a horrible disease!!!
I spent Saturday night with my girlfriends.....we have decided once a month to get together and play games. Last night we played Scattegories and Outburst and MaryBeth won the pot which was $50.00. Matt and Ashley stopped by also and enjoyed making fun of me making ridiculous guesses! hahaha
This coming Friday is my Christmas party for work....which I organize so other than working both jobs most of the week I have this to shop for and finalize!!! So I have a VERY busy week ahead of me! Grrrrrrr Yes I WILL be drinking again Friday night but this time I am staying in Wrentham, so no driving!!! YAY!!
Well I hope you all have a great week I am off to watch Desperate housewives and Brothers and Sisters!!!
GOOD LUCK SMOOCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Its official.....

Yup it is official the Holidays are here whether you like it or not!!! Grrrrrrrrr Is it me or does Christmas start earlier and earlier every year?? I have found 3 radio stations that are already playing Christmas music. Hellooooooo it is not even Thanksgiving yet!!!!
I am although looking forward to decorating for Xmas....nothing cozier than laying on the couch with my hubby while the Christmas lights shine throughout the house. Also the village that will go in the Bow Window will block the breeze coming in ha ha ha
Things are going great.....working at both jobs still and still awaiting lay offs at work......there was a big tour on Friday from another state facility who is closing and our facility may be getting alot of clients which will save jobs. So thats a good thing. We'll see. I am losing one of my favorite co-workers...this Tuesday is his last day and I will miss him terribly!!!
I have finally decided on what gym to join....what worked best for me was going to World gym with my friend Michele. The buddy sytem is the way to go, if I didnt feel like going she would make me and vice versa. Plus we talk for hours on the cardio equipment!! ha ha Especially with the holidays coming and that means lots of food.
My friend Jessica who makes jewerly which is bought by famous celebritys is coming home to Worcester to have a trunk show at Tush on Friday November 28th from noon-6. Check it out she makes amazing pieces!! Her website is
The weather has been frigid the past few days!! Although other than few flurries there has been no significant snow...THANK GOD!! If I remember we had a few storms prior to Thanksgiving last year.
Well I am catching up on my tv shows from the week which I missed and probably playing on Facebook at the same time because I am addicted so I am off for now!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day!

I am enjoying a day off with my nephews due to Veterans Day......Thanks to all our veterans for fighting for our Country. Speaking of that Matt's best buddy will be coming home from Marines boot camp in 21 days!! Hopefully he will be able to be home for Christmas before he has to go back to wherever they may send him!!

Here we are already in November....the Holidays are quickly approaching and I am soooo not ready! I love Thanksgiving because it is that one Holiday you can just enjoy being with your family and not stress out about getting everyone gifts! That takes the fun out of the Holidays. When I was little of course Christmas was all about gifts but now its too much of a task.....this year I am focusing on the kids and that's it! My friends and I have decided to get together one night, no gifts, my coworkers have decided to do lunch, no gifts. Our family has a grab for all the adults and we have also decided no gifts this year and we are going to all go out to dinner in January. After all being with the people you love is far more important than opening a gift!

We got past Halloween and there was some cute costumes this year, I dressed up a couple times, same costume. Here are some pictures:

Other than Holidays coming and going.....not much more has been happening. Same shit different day is such a great quote! Oh wait we now have a new president!! ha ha I guess that's kind of big news. It just so happen to be who I voted for but that does not make him the better candidate. We will see. I have my fingers crossed for another stimulus check before Christmas! I also have my fingers crossed that this war ends and Matt friend does not get sent over there!
I happen to love November because of all the days off from work....we get Veterans day off and we get 1/2 day off Wednesday before thanksgiving and then Thursday and Friday!! I took the morning of that Wednesday off so I will be off Wed, Thur and Friday!! Seeing I don't work Fridays at WDC I will get to use a floater Holiday. I have been using my days off to work at Easter Seals. Last week I worked a 7 day week but the money is good and after all like I have said earlier the holidays are fast approaching!
My hubby sprained his ankle pretty bad and was out of work for 2 weeks but he is on the mend now and actually went back to work this Monday.....he still thinks he will be back on the basketball court on Wed but we'll see about that. I may have to threaten his life on that one!
Wednesday night I am going to dinner with Matt's grandmother, both aunts and my friend Sue. Even though Matt's Dad and I are not together anymore I still remain fairly close with his family and I look forward to catching up with them!
I have decided to get back to the gym and right now I am in the process of deciding what to do, where to join!! Due to my back injury I'm not sure going back to Kettle bells is the right choice for me but I will be starting something VERY SOON!!!!!
OK well Matt will be home from work soon and I need to cook up some supper for my hard working son!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Always something.........

Hello my Peeps!!

Busy busy busy!!! Work has been keeping me busy. I have been working 7 day weeks since I got back from Florida. With the "C" word right around the corner the money is well needed. Easter Seals has been offering me tons of hours as the caseload at the nursing home is growing. Plus my 40 hours at WDC. I am just fortunate to have a job with the way things are. So I am not complaining at all. Last week I went to Salem with the girls from work and had a great time. The clients were not on the their best behavior but regardless I loved Salem. Now I want to go back minus the clients to thoroughly enjoy!

I had a pretty busy weekend....worked at the nursing home Fri, Sat and Sun. Friday night after work I went to hang out with my friend Lauren who is going through a rough time right now. But she is one of thee strongest woman I know and she will be fine! Saturday my lil nephew Cameron who plays peewee football got to play on the HOLY CROSS field at half time and it was the cutest thing ever as you can see!!!

Than Saturday night Chris and I went with my sister and her family to the Ecotarium Pumpkin Fest. It was a bit of a disappointment because the previous years it was so much better. As for Sunday, after work I went to the Halloween outlet with my sister and then out to dinner and then to the Emergency room for the night.....Yup Chris's ankle looked like a basketball at the end of his foot. He sprained his ankle pretty bad playing basketball. So he needs to stay off it for two weeks, he is slowly getting better with his crutches. Luckily for him he has about 1500 hours of sick time so now he will FINALLY use some! Good for him he could use the break from work! So I took a couple days off to take care of him like he always does for me!

I will be back to work tomorrow and will be there from 8ish to 9ish for the clients Halloween party! I got a cat set for me...easy to throw on! Done deal! I am looking forward to Halloween I love seeing all the lil ones dressed up when they come trick or treating. We get sooooooo many kids in this neighborhood.

Well I am going to get back to my crippled hubby.....enjoy the rest of your week!!!!


Friday, October 17, 2008

awaiting my cough medicine to knock me out.....

Well I made it through my 1st week back! Luckily it was a holiday week because I was sick and every day it got worse and worse. Yesterday I was going to go home sick, today I was going to go home sick and it never happen! I stuck it out. WHY??? I have no idea.
It is 1:25am and I just had a cough attack and just took some cough medicine with codeine so while that kicks in I will if this just ends in the middle of the sentence you know it worked!! ha ha
Well the Governor made his budget cut speech yesterday and we found out today at work that he is cutting 3 million from the state facilities. There are 6 of us so that's spread amongst them. Most people are walking around on egg shells, it's a scary thought to think you may be laid off especially in times like we are having now. The holidays are right around the corner as well. My day ended with a phone call from the Assistant Facility Director looking for EDCO's project director (my boss) home phone number because she needed to speak to him TODAY!!! Not a good sign for EDCO!!! YIKES!!! So its going to be a long weekend.......
I am so happy I am not working at my per diem job tomorrow because I just need a day to get better!!!
The RED SOX surprised us all tonight.........I gave up when they were down 7-0 and shut the game off until Chris called me and said it was tied I thought I was going to die!!
So I went to CVS at lunch today and got the People magazine because my friend Jessica was in it........she is jewelry designer on Nantucket who makes her own line of jewelry and it has taken off incredibly with the stars. Some of the customers are Eva Longeria, Brooke Shields, Sara Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Paris Hilton, Lauren Conrad, the list goes on forever! I am sooooooooooo proud of her!! You gotta check out her website and click on the media link to see all the media coverage she has gotten..... Best part about her success is when she comes home to Worcester and we all go out she is the same Jessica from high school!! I just ordered her peace sign necklace because she said she couldn't keep them on the shelves and I have wanted it forever!
I am hoping to go to dinner with Simmi tomorrow night or maybe even watch a movie here with some take out so I need to feel better because I miss my girl Michelle!
Oh and Matt cleaned his room tonight ALL ON HIS OWN so that made me feel better right there.
I was just reading my friend Brenda's blog and realized I am not a very good writer!!! ha ha She is much more talented at this than me....but hey I get my point across! ha ha
Well my eyes are getting pretty heavy right now and I believe I am seconds away from LA- LA land soooooooo I'm out!!

GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!