Friday, December 30, 2011


I'm attempting this from the tablet, would probably be easier with an actual keyboard but I'm getting good at typing with one finger-lol!

I can't complain about my job , we have off today and Monday and though I have tons of things to do, I chose to spend the day on the couch with the dogs! Lazy? Yes, but very enjoyable.

If I don't get to post again this weekend everyone have a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

An Update!

Hotel Reservation - check!
Train tickets - check!
Play ticket - check!
Less than a month to go - check!

Soooooo........I'm ready for round one to Kevin Spacey!  Very exciting!!!!

The week back at work hasn't been too bad...not nearly as much paperwork as I was expecting; but I'm still looking forward to the 4-day weekend coming up!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

And This Year I Got....


But not the one I asked for...I actually got the next one UP, which is even better....


And it is FABULOUS!!!  Starting to look for accessories.....

And many thanks to JoJo for alerting me that the psycho at twitter was following my account...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I'm really bad with Christmas cards...I use to be much better, but in the technology age I've gotten very bad.  Please know that if you haven't received snail mail from me, that doesn't mean I've forgotten you!!

I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

There is a list of folks I know all written in a book,
And every year at Christmastime I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part,
Not of the book they’re written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has touched my life sometime,
And in that meeting, they’ve become forever in my mind.
I really feel I am composed of each remembered name,
And while you may not be aware of feeling quite the same,
My life is so much better than it was before you came.
For once you have known someone; the years cannot erase,
The memory of a pleasant work or of a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas wish is just a mere routine,
Of names upon a list to be forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas wish that is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on the list that I’m indebted to.
And whether I’ve known you many years or even just a few,
In some way you have had a part in shaping things I do.
So every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The greatest gifts I have received are knowing folks like you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Holiday Begins

Today we had a Retirement Party at work for a co-worker - we had lots of food; at 1:00 they let the office go home and we don't have to go back until TUESDAY!!  We always get a day for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this year they gave us the day before Christmas Eve as an extra bonus.  I finished my shopping this afternoon and then wrapped presents when I got home.  I didn't really have a lot to buy this year.  My family has really cut back in this department, which is nice, but I still like getting everyone a little something.  My great-nephew and my grandsons will get plenty.  Other than that my big gift giving is with hubby and CC.

This year I've asked for this:  Acer Tablet .  Yep that's something I don't have yet - a tablet.  At first I wanted the Kindle Fire.  I have a Kindle and really like it - to be able to go color and get on the web along with it - what could be better?  But the more I investigated, the more I thought that maybe the Fire just wasn't "good enough" for me.  Anyway, I found the Acer.  Hubby asked the obvious - if he couldn't find the Acer would another tablet comparable do?  Of course it would as long as it wasn't a Dell or Toshiba.

I don't know what he got, but he did tell me that I never would of been satisfied with the Kindle Fire..but he didn't say what he ended up getting.  He did say the salesperson asked why not a Dell or Toshiba.  His reply?  "Because she said no Dell or Toshiba."  LOL!!  I also had told him if he ended up at Best Buy to not let them talk him into a bunch of extras or a service plan - just get the tablet!

There's something wrapped up my fingers crossed!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hotel Has Been Booked....

So I've booked my hotel for my trip to New York in January.  Since the play is in Brooklyn, I opted to book a hotel in that area.

Now the majority would immediately go to the Marriott.  Marriott's are actually very nice hotels but I really don't need that kind of luxury - maybe for an extended stay...oh who am I kidding?  Nope, I just don't need that luxury and despite hubby handing me enough money to well afford it...nope, just don't need that luxury.

Anyway, after much online research and an actual walk by from a Spacey fan who works in the area...I booked at Aloft New York Brooklyn.  It just opened within the past year.  I decided on a King Size bed with a city view and I'm really getting excited now!!!

Now to decide on Amtrak times and such...don't want to be rushed but don't want hubby to have to run too early or too late to get me to and from the station.

Once I get this one worked out, it will be time to start planning the February 24th one!  But right now the countdown is for the January one - which is very close to my birthday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More This & That

Since the Sunday after Thanksgiving, I've been fighting off a bad cold.  It started with a sore throat and then the congestion set in.  After a day or two, I felt better...but the congestion wouldn't go away.  This week (Week #3) I started to feel bad again and I was coughing up some ugly looking stuff.  I finally broke down and went to the doctor who prescribes Z-Pac.  Hopefully that will knock it out.

A co-worker and I have been dealing with the back load in the file room.  We've been working on it for two days and it still doesn't look like anyone has filed in a month.  Quite a lot of paperwork comes through there.

And that's about the best I can do for an update!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

This & That

Why do the weekends go so fast???

Still have work back-up with no end in sight.  However, the IT Department *did* finally update the scanning station which was years behind!!  Can't wait to get filing caught up and come up with a scanning process.

On a really good note, I've received an early Birthday gift from hubby (my birthday is January 30th).  He's giving me the money necessary to go to NY to see Kevin Spacey on January 26th (the one I had cancelled)!!  I'm so very excited as that's the one with the cast talk afterwards!  HURRAY!!

Yeah, he has me spoiled - can't you tell???  ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How Sweet!

Today my hubby posted this on FaceBook:

I am so lucky...I just happen to have the greatest wife any man would want.
I love you dear.

Now how sweet is that???

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Fun Day

Yesterday CC and I went to some Church Bazaars, then shopping in Chambersburg, then a movie.  We're somewhat obsessed when it comes to movies and popcorn - we ended up seeing The Muppets a second time since nothing else appealed to us - lol!!

But it was a very enjoyable, tiring day.  We always have a lot of fun together.  We started the day with breakfast at the Flamingo Restaurant in Fayetteville, PA - they have the best food there, it's cheap and they give you so much.  The pancakes are HUGE.  I opted for one egg, bacon, toast and one pancake.  CC went for 2 pancakes only.  I couldn't eat my whole pancake and neither could she eat two.  Because we ate a large breakfast, we skipped lunch and then had dinner at Hoss's, which is always good.

The weather has been great here!  It's been sunny and not overly cold, for December that's unusual - but we love it, hope it stays!

I seem to be getting lots of posts in lately....let's hope I can continue!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Weight Loss Post

So it seems that there was some truth in what I had heard about the new Weight Watchers - Lowest Daily Points is now 26 and Lifetime Members within 2 lbs. of goal weight (either direction) have e-tools for free (must do a monthly weigh-in).

I was happy to hear about the E-tools thing, unfortunately I'm not within 2 lbs. of my goal so I can't get it free yet...however, I did go ahead and sign up for it - it's costing $12.95 a month and I'm hoping to only need to pay for one month.  I am so very happy to have my phone app back though - I really used that thing!!!  Reading through the changes on the website was a little exciting and I put my daily points at 26 in hopes of getting this extra weight off, plus a little more to give me more room with those weigh-ins.  I also saw on the site about being able to do the simply filling plan if you choose a day or two instead of counting points - that wasn't discussed last night, but most of the information is to be given to us next week at the meeting - new books as well!

I am still so very behind at work, but I am feeling better so hopefully some overtime next week!

Now I'm off to dinner and a play with CC!

Drama, Drama, Drama

I’m often so amazed that people see themselves in some of my posts that have nothing to do with them…or read more into things than what is actually there.  My blog postings are my thoughts and such….and there’s really no point in trying to analyze more into what is there, because what is there is exactly what it is.

A discussion was forwarded to me and the person who forwarded it is pretty sure it was sent to her knowing she would send it on to me.  One because she was never involved in the conversation being discussed to begin with and two the subject had nothing to do with her.  It only makes sense that one of the individuals chose to forward it on to her or maybe they meant to forward her something else and clicked that by mistake.  Anyway, it ended up in my box.

The discussion involved a conversation regarding one of my blog postings.  I’m actually quite honored that the posting seemed worthy of such an in depth conversation considering the topic was probably no more than one or two sentences within a larger post.  The sentences were exactly as mentioned, but they “had their own version” despite the fact what I wrote was true, at least on my end; but I now have an entirely different view of the situation and so wish I didn’t. 

But then today, this appeared on my FaceBook page:

Sometimes God gives us little signs and apparently he FaceBooked me today!   Now I’m glad I got that email and can walk away the bigger person!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decision Made!

Well I made the decision to not see Kevin Spacey on the January date which will give me more money for the show in February.  It was a hard decision but I know it's the right one.

Just need to find a counter for the sidebar now!

Another Overdue Weight Loss Post

I'm two pounds over where I need to be.  :(

Last month when I weighed in, I knew I was going to be over...and I was by 1 lb.  My Weight Watchers Leader sympathized but that was it.  She told me that if I weighed in over next month, I would have to do weekly weigh-ins until I was back on track.  Not much help there was it?

I kept putting off this month and finally had to run up to Chambersburg yesterday to get my monthly weigh-in.  There was a different leader there (one I hadn't meant yet); but before I weighed I told her I knew I was still over..and yes, I 2 lbs. now.  She then asked me if I was still tracking.  I told her yes to an extent...I liked using my cell phone to track and when I hit Lifetime (and no longer had to pay), I lost use to I mainly track in my head.  She asked me what my daily point target was, I told her 29.  She questioned why I was still at 29.  I told her that when I hit goal I did move up to the 35 to begin maintenance, but I gained on 35 and I eventually ended up back at 29 and I just couldn't maintain.

She advised me that one - TRACK...write it all down for the time being and make sure my food measurements are correct.  She also told me that the changes coming to the programs next week would be a benefit for me as those changes are designed for those struggling to get rid of and keep off those last few pounds.  She couldn't share with me any details as they aren't allowed to until next week; but she said I'd like them.  I was impressed that she took the time to give some advice rather than just shaking her head.

I've been reading bits & pieces of the changes on the WW message board and the WW message board in the UK (which already have the changes).  Don't take this as engraved in stone, but what I'm hearing:

Lifetime members will get e-tools for free. (so maybe I'll get my phone app back!)

Daily points can go as low as 26.  (would make sense that my lose pts and maintain pts aren't the same)

One day during the week you can do the "simply filling technique" and not count points!

Apparently Weight Watchers knows that not one diet fits everyone...and they want their diet to fit your lifestyle rather than vice you'll be able to tweak the program to fit you.

Though I'll have a meeting tonight...I'm very anxious for next week's!!