Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Almost May!

Last day of April today.  My Mom is flying up and should be here after noon.  She is probably at the airport right now checking in.  She is staying until Mother's Day and then going home.  Not really much going on in my life right now.  It has gotten cold again so I am putting off gardening for a little while.  I have to find a good spot for a couple tomato plants and maybe some beans and peppers again.  I liked the peas last year too, so probably those too.  My landlord doesn't want me planting where I did last year because it was over the leachfield, I think he is afraid the roots will go down and mess up the pipes. None of the plant roots go down that far! 

A geocaching friend of mine bought me a brand new GPS.  He has been an e-mail buddy for quite a while and wanted to get me one.  So who am I to say no.  That girl at work said I should give it back to him because he is married and it might imply something.  Nothing is going on and he has plenty of money to burn.  He only sees his wife once or twice a year anyway, she lives in Texas and he is based here in NY.  They have a strained relationship to say the least.  I am not sleeping with him.  I know TMI. 

I have been seeing a guy up in Glens Falls.  His name is Scott.  Very single, has a job and a house.  Likes to bowl and recently bowled a perfect game!  He goes geocaching with me too.  I think he will make a good boyfriend for now.  Get to know each other and see where it goes. 

Don't forget boys and girls!  Mother's Day is next weekend! 

Saturday, April 26, 2008

More photos from Lousiana

Here is another installment of photos from Louisiana.  I guess I didn't get a copy of the zoo pictures on CD,  I will have to ask my brother to burn me one and send it up with Mom.  The weather has continued to be perfect but we need rain soon.  I am going to try to get ambitious and clean out the garden today.  Also need to work on this house for my Mom's visit next week!  Linda

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Beautiful weather

I know this tag has nothing to do with the weather but it sure is cute isn't it?  It is from Sugar.  I think her link is on the right.  Her work is getting better and better! 

We have had nothing but outstanding weather since I came back from Louisiana.  Sunny and warm.  Spring is here without a doubt.  Flowers blooming, trees blooming, birds singing, grass growing.  I need to get off my butt and rake out my garden and get ready to plant.  I have one bed I want to dedicate to perennials and then fill in the front with annuals. 

My Mom is coming up on the 30th!  She is coming to visit her family up here and me too of course.  Not much else going on otherwise.  Hope everyone has a great day!  Linda

Monday, April 21, 2008

More pics from Louisiana

I started adding captions for these pictures, but AOL is being stupid as usual.  They are pics from our fishing trip and to the pitcher plant bog.  Enjoy!  I will try adding captions later on.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Back home

Sarah and I had a great time on our visit to Louisiana.  We did most of what we wanted to do and came back tired and happy!  I have to work today, not to thrilled about that.  I could use one more day home!  Gotta earn the bread tho.  I added some of the pictures I took.  I will add more in the next couple entries.  All in all, we had a great visit with Mom and family and look forward to our next visit.  Daisy did well kenneling too.  Linda

Monday, April 14, 2008

Having fun in Louisiana

Here is a nice picture of the flowers I missed!  There were a few azalea left on the bushes but not enough.  On Saturday, my sister and her daughter and boyfriend came down from northern Louisiana and we had a nice cookout.  We went out and got a few caches near here.  Yesterday Rich and I took the 4-wheelers over to the old Camp Claiborne area in the Kitsachie forest.  There are miles of trails to ride there.  I was amazed.  Up in NY there is no place to ride.  4-wheelers are banned from most public lands.  I will try to post some pictures today or tomorrow.  Sarah rode with us too and had a really good time.  I rode my brothers ATV and after a while really got the hang of it.  It was fun spinning around the dirt turns and going thru the mud puddles.  Today we are going to the Alexandria Zoo.  Hope everyone has a good day...  Linda

Friday, April 11, 2008

On Vacation

This is my brother and I but it wasn't taken down here.  The dog is Little Buddy.  Sarah and I had a good trip down, but our flight out of Albany was late and we missed our connection in Atlanta.  We had to catch a later flight, so spent 10 hrs traveling all together.  It is beautiful down here.  Warm and humid.  The green and trees are amazing after coming from very early spring in NY.  It is going to rain today so we won't do much.  My sister is coming down tomorrow with her boyfriend and daughter.  Sounds like she may spend the night.  So we are having fun!  Linda

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Lisa at Life on a Bison Farm!



1. The rules of the game

2. Each player answers questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people, and posts their names, goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know they've been tagged.




I was working at my current job.  Only had one son who was 6.  I had met Sarah's father by this point and I was living in public housing. 


1.  Call the vet to fax shot records over to kennel. 

2.  Attend a women's luncheon with a friend.

3.  Go to the grocery store.

4.  Go to motor vehicle.

5.  Go to Sarah's school and get some needles.


Crunchy cheetos, cookies, candy, cereal.


Oh this is a good one!  First quit my job!  Sell my mobile home and buy anice home in the country.  Get some horses.  Travel the world.  Give to family and charity.  Not necessarily in that order!


1.  Being lazy.

2.  Impatient.

3.  Overspending

4.  Poor diet at times

5.  Gossip


Five isn't enough for me, so I'll just do the highlights!

1.  Italy

2.  Spain

3.  Montana

4.  Colorado

5.  Connecticut


1.  Clerk-typist

2.  Air Force member

3.  Kennel attendant

4.  Receptionist

5.  Clerk at Wild bird store

5 people I want to know about:

Carlene- Horseshoe Bend

Cindy-  Cindy's Life

Paula-  Country Tales

Ally-   Life with Ally

Helen- My everyday life

Whew that was a chore!  All that copy and pasting!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Saturday

I titled this my Saturday, but something happened on Friday that I would like to share.  I had mentioned to one of my co-workers (who happens to be very paranoid), that Sarah had a couple nits in her hair.  She took it upon herself to report it to either my supervisor or the Assistant director of nursing, who in turn mentioned it to the Employee health nurse who then called me at home and gave me a 5 minute lecture on head lice!  Needless to say I was totally humilitated and angry!  A personal issue that I am trying to deal with didn't need to be exposed like that.  Yes I understand the concern with me possibly having head lice, but I didn't to my knowledge and had treated myself also.  They think I am going to start an outbreak at work.  What a bunch of buttheads!

Anyhow....  Scott came over last night and worked on my moped and it seems to be running pretty good.  I am going to try to remember to get it registered so that I can start riding it!  I'm going to ask for an escort vehicle first to make sure I don't get stranded somewhere.  He saw 5 deer on the side of the road on the way home yesterday.  He goes over a mountain road and really doesn't like it.  OK well time to get ready for work.  Linda

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Worse than a ride in the dryer!


Nascar driver Michael McDowell walked away from this!  Linda


Thursday, April 3, 2008

One more week!

I can't wait until I go on vacation.  I am so ready.  I am sick of this snow and rain and misery.  I just have SO much to do before.  Packing is the easy part!  Just getting thru the week is going to be the challenge!  Yes, I will be blogging down there too!

Sarah had a concert last night.  Those 3rd graders are so adorable.  They still have that little kid look, but you can see the way they are growing up and changing.  Sarah looked like a different girl up there.  I didn't take pictures.  I wish I did.  She has this core group of friends that have been together since Kindergarten.  I have to fill out logs for Sarah soon, she has an appt Monday for her endro Dr.  We are going to discuss pumps.  She has a field trip tomorrow but it is supposed to snow and then rain.  I don't know if it will be cancelled. 

Well, not much else to report.  Have a good day everyone!  Linda

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Windy day

After our nice warm day yesterday, it is now windy and cold.  We had a few claps of thunder last night as the front came through. 

Only 9 more days until Louisiana!  My brother is excited about me coming down,  he has things planned for us to do.  I have alot to do before I go however.  Sarah has a concert tonight.  Friday is a field trip to a maple sugar shack.  Work the weekend.  Monday off to go to Albany, Tuesday regular day off and I'm going to a luncheon for women's empowerment.  Then Wednesday work and pack and leave Thursday!  I need to make sure I have plenty of supplies for Sarah also before we go.  Her sugars have been excellent the last couple days.  When we go to Albany on Monday we are going to discuss the insulin pump with the Dr. , they will give us brochures so we can pick one.  I am leaning toward Cozmos or Medtronic.  There really isn't alot to choose from.  One of them has cool colors and "skins" for kids.  Those probably cost extra.  Sarah can always decorate it with stickers etc...

I had the moped out last night and it is still stalling out.  I found out there is a leak in the gas line.  That will have to be replaced.  Its just a rubber tube.  My friend Scott is coming over Friday to pick it up and take it up to his place to work on it.  He knows about motorcycles and things like that.  He said it should be easy to fix.  I just realized that I really only have to work one day next week!  My vacation will be long, about two weeks!  I have to board Daisy and find someone to check on the cats.  I can ask Dave's son if he wants the job, I can pay him some cash.  Well, time to get ready for work...  Ugh.  Linda