December 27, 2005

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and gotten everything they want.
Darling dear and I headed to Texas to enjoy the hiliday with his family. Unfortunatly the day before, he got violently ill and so travelling for him was a misery. Once upon a time I LOVED flying, but then unfortunatly I grew up, and developed severe motion sickness. I fly, me and Dramamine become best friends. Our flights went well, but then when we got there, we discovered that his sisters were sick too, and having been around DD, I was picking it up. So his poor parents had to take care of 4 sick children over Christmas. Over all though we had a blast, mostly just hanging out at the house. Christmas day we had Christmas dinner with a good chunk of his family, turkey, ham, and tamales:)
Since our flights came in aroung 11:30 last night, we didn't get much sleep, and so I spent most of my morning drinking coffee and trying to stay awake. Of course, dearheart had to lose his keys, so this made for much amusement for my boss this morning, as I subsequently had to return home, and promptly picked them up out of my bag on the kitchen table ROFL! He doesn't like me right now LOL. Tonight we went out to Lowes and picked up a small shelf with hooks attached for keys and my purse.

December 22, 2005

A full week

I started my week by getting fired from my job, which was rather depressing, though I am ending my week with a new job that I LOVE. It puts me back in the middle of things right where I enjoy things. I work for a small company called Cafe La Finca, an importer of fine coffee from Mexico, and some of the best tea I have ever tasted. I am doing the same thing I was prior to leaving the Army, which makes me happier than pie.
So, what is everyone doing for Christmas? And are you finished shopping yet? I finished my yesterday when I picked up my darling's present. I had it all picked out awhile ago, and i would tell you what it is, save for the fact that he is reading over my shoulder;-)
I got to speak to Baby Brat on the phone today, shortly after the girls sent a picture of him reading in the mall while they were all shopping. Ah, typical male:-D

December 17, 2005

Lazy Saturdays

Slept in this morning, before rolling out of the bed and throwing on my schlub clothes to do laundry. The bad thing about having a laundry facility vs in the apartment is that doing laundry is that much harder, so we only do it once a week. This leads to about 4 loads a week that gets all done at once. Yeeech. I really don't mind doing laundry so much, as I really mind the walk with the heavy basket. Ok I will stop my whining now:-D My husband has done it the last two weeks running so it really was my turn.
Then this afternoon we headed to the range to fire a few rounds through my newest pistol. I was rather dissapointed personally, as it was for me kinda painful to fire with that wicked kick. So I headed out and rented a Rutger 22LR, and shot about 100 rounds through that. I loved it. I was kinda pissed though when it jammed on me twice, though when I was discussing this with the gentleman in charge of the range, he reassured me that it was merely a matter of the pistol being dirty.
This evening we attempted the impossible in bathing both of our cats, no, not at once though. They both fought hard, but eventually we hauled them out of the bathtub and wrapped them in towels. Poor Mal screeched so badly you'd have thought he was dying. But now they have forgiven us, and we are settling down to the 9th season of M*A*S*H:-D

December 15, 2005

All I want for Christmas

Having a little too much time on my hands this afternoon, I read back through some of my oldest mail in my mailbox. Of course the earliest ones all date to a few days after the accident (thanks to my slightly drugged self accidently deleting a few), and that got me thinking about what it was like a year ago. I thought I'd never heal, never walk normally again, and worst yet, never be able to smile fully again. Yet here I am, smiling, laughing, and enjoying life in the best ways possible. So with that in mind I would like to revisit an old post, somewhat revised here:

This is who have given me gifts all year long:
*My brother, just for being there;
*My sisters, just for being them; and above all else,
*My beloved Mummy, for ALWAYS being the best friend and Mom a girl could ask for.
*My husband, of course. Though we are just starting life together, I know I will never be bored.
*My In-Laws, for being the best in-laws one could ever hope for
*My sisters-in-law, who decided that Daniel and I HAD to be there for Christmas and sprang for flight tickets out there:-D
*The gentleman who, when discovering a mistake on my separation orders, went out of his way to fix them and fax them to me asap. (this was the difference in my getting my taxed money back or not)
*My Orthodontist, for fixing my teeth up just right
*Mike, for making my brand new teeth all pretty, and making them fast as he could
*The Prosthodontist (I so misspelled that I know) for putting them in.

The list isn't in order of importance, it just is. I realize that this is more of a thanksgiving list thingy, but people, I just want to remind you all of a few facts that you all probably know:

1. FAMILY. No matter what, you are stuck with them for life, may as well make the best of it. No, really, they are the most important thing in theworld. Always appreciate them, and always appreciate the fact that they are there, because as many families this season know too well, you never know when they could be taken from you.

2. The Troops overseas. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. If you know someone, email them, write them, send your encouragement and support. Oh yeah, send boxes full of goodies too. (See sidebar for sites)

3. Your life. Always appreciate the finer things in life, whether it be a good bottle of wine, or simply the nature around you. Take a few moments to yourself, and just enjoy being who YOU are, not who everyone else wants you to be.

December 14, 2005


For those of you who are Narnia fans, may I suggest the following article:
Very intelligently written, and I enjoyed it.


Winterhaven is a small section of this fair city, that once a year combines forces to put on the most extravagantly beautiful display of Christmas lights ever seen. This year was no different:-D Daniel and I went on a Haywagon (Well a horse drawn trolley really) ride last night through the village. It's a good thing that the ride was nearly empty, as I spent 40 minutes oooing and ahhing and otherwise sounding like an overgrown child, particularily when I saw the display with Winnie the Pooh and Friends including TIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehe.
On a more interesting note, I recieved an email from a friend I had not thought of in sometime as he had left almost a year ago. Quite a pleasant surprise.

December 13, 2005

Weekend Recap

It was a full interesting weekend this past weekend. We kicked it off Friday night by taking in a show at Laff's comedy club featuring Tommy Chong. Duuuuuuuuuuuuude it was fuuuuuuuny! We were fortunate to have seats reasonably close to the stage, but getting out of the crowd afterwards was insane!
Saturday morning we had planned a trip to Mexico to visit Nogales as I had never been, so we headed down there. I have to say, while it was enjoyable, and I did get quite a bit of Christmas shopping done, I was rather dissapointed. However, I do realize that Nogales IS a border town and as such is very tourist oriented. Daniel and I would like to take a trip later down the Baja California peninsula for a camping trip.
We went to go see the Chronicles of Narnia, and I was very impressed with it. The movie was fantastic and very true to the book.
Sunday afternoon we went to a local gun show, where oddly enough, Daniel came away with nothing, and I was the one who left with a new gun. It's a Polish P-64 9x18, nice and compact for my small hands. Now I just have to have time to go to the range and shoot it:-D
Well, I really should get back to work now, although this day has been rather interesting, as I can't seem to do anything right, and I keep stumbling over my own feet ROFL:-D Is it 5 yet? LOL:-D

December 08, 2005

Our babies

Well, after a couple of days the cats have settled into their new home relatively well, and have relaxed enough to establish who their preferred person is. Mal is definatly a snuggle bug who loves the fact that I shower him with attention, while Trillian is more reserved and simply loves to look around and prefers Daniel's lap over mine. Of course, Mal is younger by a long shot, as Trillian is almost 6 years old, and Mal is only 7 months. They are both simply adorable though.
Mal in his favorite nap area.

Not sure how she gets up there, as she is a little chubs, but a rare photo of both of them together. They get along fabulously, no fighting, but they certainly have their areas they like.
Trillan, not so big on the posing thing, Mal, oh yeah, Attention hog LOL.

December 07, 2005

Baby Brat's Coming HOME!!!

Go read his blog for more details, over on the side bar in all caps. I am so happy. Baby Brat needs to write me though (hint hint;)

In other news, Here's a new place to send your hard earned moneys (ok it's been around awhile): Toys For Tots. It's a good thing. AND, if you go shop at KayBee Toys for toys for the program, they will give you 10 % off!!!! You can give a gift of joy AND save all at the same time. Doesn't get much better than that!

December 06, 2005

Kitchen Aid's, beds, and Kitties

Hehehehhehehehehehe. I am in an extraordinarily good mood today. Grandma sent me a check for me to go out and follow in the family tradition of owning a Kitchen Aid:-D She's the best!
And Sunday we had a REAL bed delivered, a wonderfully comfortable queen. Since we no longer used the air mattress, Daniel decided we could now have a cat. So off we went to the shelter that night to look at the kitties, where we found 2 very beautiful kitties we liked, but since they could not confirm that we were allowed to have cats in our apartment complex, we could not adopt that night. So yesterday, I called up the complex, and had them verify, and we went again last night, only to discover one of the cats adopted. BUT, I found the most lovely kitty with wicked blue eyes, and white fur with black spots, and also a fat little tabby female I had to have. The person working was very nice and gave us both 2 for 1, so I got my 2 kitties:-D We promptly named the female Trillian and the male Mala Kavulla. Trillian is at home settling in right now, and we will pick Mal up later to settle him in. At the shelter they were glad that the two of them went home together, apparently they had been kept together for awhile and got along well.
Last week was my first full week at my new job, and I still like it. Of course there are plenty of times when I get very bored, but it is still interesting enough to find something to learn or do to keep me occupied.