Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Windy Wednesday

So, it's another windy night in Rochester, and they say MAYBE I will even get some more snow.  I know I am crazy for wanting snow, but if it's this cold, Old Man Winter better make it worth it.  I guess I say that because I don't have to shovel, or scrape my car to go to work, and if I do have to leave, I have my car starter.  But really, I do love snow, and winter because I'm a January Snow Baby!
(I will say that Maui also sounds good about now...so there's that!)

This weekend Nick went to the farm, and I decided to start watching GLEE on Netflix.  Now, I think I am hooked.  I have gotten through the entire first season, and am just getting into season 2.  My favorites are Sue, Mr. Schuester, and Puck.  I love Sue's sense of humor, Mr Schue's overall personality and look, and Puck for being the bad boy.  I also love the singing, and shows, even if some of the high school antics are annoying.  I know I am WAYYYY behind on the Glee train, but I much prefer watching it all at once, as I can.

Do you have any shows you've done that with?

Now, before Criminal Minds starts I will leave you with this "getting to know me" A-Z thing that has been going around the blog-world::

A. Age: einundrei├čig

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you hate:  Putting away the clean laundry

D. Dogs: Just my sibling dogs, Dakotah and Brandy

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast and a shower

F. Favorite color: Today it's ocean blue

G. Gold or Silver: I really am a silver girl, even though I should give gold a chance

H. Height: 5'2''

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano, French Horn, Clarinet, and if Nick answered for me he would add 2 more!

J. Job Title: Telecommuting File Coordinator -Or something like that

K. Kids: I wish

L. Live: New to the state of NY, but a Buckeye for life!

M. Married: Practically, but no...

N. Nicknames: B, Aunt B, Saucy Buttons

O. Overnight hospital stays: Other than birth...just the stay when I got my bionic ankle

P. Pet peeve: If I listed them all, you'd all be in trouble

Q. Quote: "Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."

R. Righty or Lefty:  Righty

S. Siblings: My lovely sister, Helen

T. Time you wake up: 8:30am

U. University attended: I have a list, but I graduated from The University of Toledo

V. Vegetables you dislike: Celery and Lima Beans

W. What makes you run late: Being low on gas, not taking traffic into consideration

X. X-rays you've had: Pretty much my whole body...

Y. Yummy food: Pizza, spicy boneless wings, chicken shawarma, cheesecake, brownies, etc.etc.

Z. Zoo animal favorite: I really do NOT enjoy zoos, but the penguins and pandas are cute!

And that's a bit about me...
 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A bunch of firsts

So, I am following Krystal's lead and talking about "Firsts"

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning: 
Go to the bathroom

First thing you reach for when you open the fridge: 
Lemon Seltzer Water

First things you do when you get to the gym: 
If I went to the gym I would check-in...

First thing you do when you get home from work:
Check the mail

First car: 
1989 Ford Thunderbird

First accident/traffic violation: 
My first real accident was in 2004, when I totaled my Camry and wrecked my right leg.
My first traffic violation was for a rolling stop and a seat-belt warning, when I pulled out of the grocery store parking lot in 2000 or so.  Of course, I was HIGH-RISK because of all my speeding tickets, by 2002.  Ooops!

First thing you wanted to be when you grew up: 
Teacher, babysitter, Mom

First choice beverage: 
Fresh-squeezed lemonade, but Simply Lemonade will do
 
First choice breakfast: 
Chocolate-chip pancakes and fresh fruit

First choice dessert: 
Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory

First song that comes to mind: 
"I Knew You Were Trouble" Darn you, T-Swift!


First major purchase: 
My camcorder, when I got my first real job, followed by my Camry

First job:
I babysat the neighbor kids until I got a job sewing, trimming, and bundling Vera Bradley purses and bags.  This was back when it was old school, and popular with the older, female crowd.  It was NOT trendy, cute, fun stuff like it is today.  And go figure, I had a 60% discount back in the day.


First time you flew on a plane: 
I flew to Florida, with some friends from my Vera Bradley gig, in December of 1998.  


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's a New Year

Out with 2012, and onto 2013!  I guarantee I won't forget 2012, especially as I continue to write it for a few more weeks.  We didn't celebrate in a very momentous way, AT ALL.  My family was attempting to rid ourselves of the norovirus, and anything left in our bodies, so we all stayed in - cozied on couches and beds.  I did wake up around 11:58 to ring in the New Year, so that's something!!

Today's my birthday, and we're all finally feeling better.  I can't miss out on my mom's homemade Ho-Ho Cake, so I was destined to be better today!  We'll probably go out for a light dinner too, if we're up to it.

I mentioned before that I want to be a better blogger in 2013, so I hope this is a start.  I will consider that one of my resolutions, along with a few others.  I typically don't like declaring that I'm going to do stuff only to fall short, but I am sure I can change my ways on a few things in my life!  So, let's just lay them out here, shall we?!


  1. Be a better blogger
  2. Exercise more, move more, sweat more
  3. Get a teaching job!
  4. Read more books
  5. Get some real bedroom furniture
  6. Learn something "crafty"
  7. Share the kitchen
  8. Be more supportive of Nick's Paleo & Crossfit
  9. Send more "snail mail" to people
  10. Just be a nicer person!
I could probably make a bigger list, but 10 to start sounds great to me!

Now, excuse me while I find my party hat, and get myself out of pj's.  Let's party!