Sunday, August 24, 2008

Home sweet home..........

Most of you who really know me know there is no other place in the world that I love more than the beach!! When I was in high school my nickname was "The Bronze Queen" because I was always so tan in the summertime. Some how I never outgrew the love for the beach and I was lucky enough to marry someone who loves the beach just the same as me. Therefore when we go we can literally stay there ALL DAY long!!
Thanks my good friend Megan we had a house all to our self this week on the Cape. Went down early Friday AM and spent all Friday on the beach and then went to dinner and hung out with my brother and sister in law who have a beautiful trailer up the street. Woke up Saturday AM went back to the beach ALL DAY and met my brother and sister in law for dinner at the Outback. Me and brother drank the best frozen drinks I have ever tasted and then we had another and another and another!!! mmmnnnnnnn were they good!! If your ever at the Outback try the frozen strawberry/kiwi lemonade. Sunday morning Chris woke up early and went right into work and my brother picked me up when I woke up and.....yup you guessed it back to the beach I went for the day with my brother and sister in law! The weather was beyond beautiful all 3 days!! The weekend just don't get better than that!! I even invited Matt to come down but he choose to go see Ashley at Mt Ida now that she is at college.
Tonight we had cake and pizza for my sisters birthday....which is really tomorrow......she will be 38 which means two more years till the big 4-0. Talks of a cruise may be in the works!! Sounds good to me!! Went on a cruise last year for my cousins 40Th and I would love to share the cruise experience with my husband!!
I can't believe I leave in like 4 weeks for Florida!!! Two weeks this year! I tried getting Matt, once again to join us but he won't take the time off from work. I will miss him being gone for two weeks! Although he will love it I'm sure! House to himself for two weeks! I can't even imagine what my house will look like when I get home. I only went to the Cape for 3 days this weekend and the house was a mess! Grrrrrr
Well just a quick update for ya all....I have to finish up some laundry and get ready to go back to the reality early in the morning!
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I made it...........

Well its 2 days into my first 4 day week and today was my very first 11 hour day. It went by soooooooo fast! I looked at the clock for the first time at 4 pm. It was wonderful. Of course there was a party all day but I was still at work! he he Yes I get paid to go to parties! Its a tough job but someones gotta do it. Monday I went on a boat cruise down the Cape Cod Canal and sat in the sun for three hours and today a party. Wonderful!
I feel pretty blessed to be one of them people who LOVE my job. I honestly love it. The whole waking up early thing is not cool but once I am up I'm good. I work with some of my bestest friends and spending time with them is great! Getting paid to be with some of the most important people in my life.
I got home tonight around 7:30 and made Matt and I supper.....Chris works at the group home on Tuesdays and Thursdays so two days out of the week we are on our own in the kitchen. My parents pick up some of my slack from time to time knowing the kitchen is not one of my specialties. They don't want their grandson to starve!! ha ha
I was also told today at work by one of my co-workers that they thought I was 24 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I showed them a picture of my son and she was shocked I had a 18 year old! Yes she is my newest best friend!!! ha ha
Poor Matt started penicillin tonight for his sore throat........been fighting it for 5 days now and finally gave in and went to the Dr. Why is it no matter how old your children get you still would rather you have the pain than them!? I guess you don't outgrow that. Poor thing grimaces every time he swallows.
Chris enjoyed a nice day off with his golf buddy Ron. They golfed 18 holes with another friend. Chris is one of them staff who have almost 2000 hours of sick time and has FINALLY realized what does the state do for me??? So he SAYS he is going to start taking time off!! We'll see! I hope so he needs it!
My favorite show (well one of them) Big Brother is coming on soon so now that I worked my complete day and fed my son and got into my PJ's the couch and my tiger skin blanket are calling my name!!!!!!!!
Goodnight peeps!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hmmmm lets see......

Honestly I really try to write in this so much more than I do but for some reason it slips my mind. No I can't even say that I don't have the time (although that sounds better) I have a job where I can get on the computer and I do much more often than I should......sorry if my boss reads this......and the first thing I do when I get home is get on my lap top. I spend wayyyyy to much time on Myspace and now Facebook so nope I got no excuse! Not gonna lie to ya!
The summer is almost over...I cant believe it. My annual Hampton Beach vacation was awesome.....we had incredible weather. The only bad thing is my husband had to leave on Wednesday due to not getting the whole week off. The man has 21 years in the system and still cant get a week off. Grrrrrrrrrr. I love the beach more than anyone I know so as long as the sun is out I have a great vacation. This year I even took a break from the beach to go to the outlets in Kittery Maine. Only because Matt and Ashley wanted to do some shopping.
Work has been of my buildings is closing due to consolidation and the poor clients are being scattered throughout grounds. Hopefully in the end it will all work out. EDCO got rid of one therapists position and rumors are there will be 25 layoffs in the next month. My job is safe ( I think) but I do feel bad for those people who are walking on egg shells. I have been going on lots of trips with the R.T.'s due to summer vacations (Oh wait can I call them vacation days ha ha) Its great to get off grounds...I have been kayaking, on duck tours, North End, Hyannis cruise, Castle Island, pool party (which was rained out and became a pizza party under a tent) and more to come. Cant beat that!! I do have to say my favorite was the North End, despite the crazy road rage dude!
Matt has been doing great since graduation......working 40+ hours working towards getting his plumbing license. He finally got his apprentice card. his boss loves him and his work ethic so its all good!! He knew what to do and what not to do thanks to my brother and dad who are/were both in the field. He took a week off and him and Ashley came to Hampton with us, which was nice! Ashley leaves Next Friday for college in Boston so I'm hoping my son is not miserable all week without her. We'll see. I'm sure he will be spending his weekends in Boston or her here.
I have not been getting much per diem hours which sucks!!! Once I get the hours I get spoiled with the money and then miss them when they don't call.
I have to mention if ANY OF YOU ever get a chance ya gotta go see "The Girls Night Out Musical" ya gotta go see it! It was thee finniest, best musical ever!!! I went with my sister, Michele, Sandy, and Jessica and we laughed our asses off. My Mom went with her red hatter friends and they all loved it too! No my crew DID NOT wear red hats! ha ha
Our annual St Rocco family reunion was held last week at my sisters house. The two of us organize this event (although my sister does way mor than me) and it was huge success. We had only a few who did not attend. Even had a couple travel in from Florida which is always nice. We had a musician, moonwalk for the kids (and some adults MOM!!), tie dying, water balloon toss, lots of great food/dessert etc. etc. This was the 68th year this event has been held!! Check out our family website which is run by yours truly!!
Starting next week I am now doing 4 day weeks!! I will be doing two 9 hour days and two 11 hour days. Which will leave me with Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. Chris has Friday/Saturday off so we will now both be off together. Which will be a first for us so that in itself is exciting. We will be like normal couples sharing a whole weekend together! So with us driving into work together on Mondays and me NOT driving in on Fridays I should save in gas money as well as tolls!
So overall LIFE IS GOOD!!!