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Tuesday, June 29, 2004


I just wandered over to Wanda's place and she's got a link there to find out what your IQ is...I've seen this test before but didn't want to share my age, zip code, email address, etc. so didn't submit my answers. Well don't worry; you don't have to sign up for anything after you fill in the form because you'll get an email asking you to complete your registration; I just deleted mine. Anyway, here's my results from the IQ test:

Your IQ score is 133

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the True IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Visual Mathematician. This means you are gifted at spotting patterns, both in pictures and in numbers. These talents combined with your overall high intelligence make you good at understanding the big picture, which is why people trust your instincts and turn to you for direction, especially in the workplace. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results.

Hmmmmmm....go give it a try! Will you? =)

said    at 6:31 PM


Ok, if I danced I would be doing 'the happy dance' right now!! This may seem trivial to some, but for me it is a big YAY!!! I realized today how much I take for granted the ability to ftp files to my server any old time I want to (and it's a lot!) Late last night I wanted to add a couple of buttons to my blogalicous buttons page and I got an error 553 message: rename/move failure; no such file or directory AND another 553 error: permission denied. Up until this point I'd never had any problems uploading files so I just figured the service was down for a while. Well if you know me, you know I can't let something like that go so this morning I tried once more; I got the same message. Since I was kind of in the mood to continue my project I started yesterday in organizing and saving files, I spent a good portion of the day doing that. BUT, every so often I would come to my computer and try again to ftp luck. I called my Mom. We brainstormed, she informed me that the ftp program we are using is no longer being offered for free so we kind of wrote it off to that. She said she would check out some other ftp programs and give me a call later. True to her word, she called back and told me about another program that I could download and maybe that would solve the problem.....nope! I still received error messages. Ok, to make a long story short, after much searching on google for information on 553 error messages and going to PowWeb (my web host) for anything that would help me figure out why I was having this problem (I emailed PowWeb as well), I came upon a message that stated I was not the owner of my home directory and to contact PowWeb support......JUST as I was going to do that, I saw a big invitation to go to their live chat room for help. I NEVER go to chat rooms so you KNOW this was a desperate attempt to find out what the problem was.....I logged in, I typed my question, and just as I was hitting 'enter' another person came on with the exact same problem. Just then one of the administrators from PowWeb came on (what perfect timing, eh??) and asked us for our domain name, was gone for a few minutes, came back and told us that our problem was resolved! Before leaving the chat room I immediately logged into my ftp account and tried uploading a file....success!!! I was SO happy! The administrator was able to fix my problem in just a few minutes and the timing couldn't have been better! SO, moral of the story (if you need one) is.......'Never give up!!' I was so worried because we're nearing the end of a month and I have to want to make some calendars for July and I had no idea how I was going to update my pages. I love PowWeb!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a web site host.

Thank you, mom, for all your help and time, and to PowWeb for being so efficient!

I have to call it a night. But before I go, I wanted to share a quote with you......
"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree." ~Marian W. Edelman

said    at 12:25 AM

Monday, June 28, 2004


I spent a good portion of the day organizing my cd's and 'whatnot.' You know, if you just LABEL the cd's when you make them, it is SO much easier to find things!! I also started the tedious task of saving my digital images (and other important files) to cd-rw's. I HAVE labeled them; dates and all! I'm not quite done yet but my goal is to have all my digital photos on cd's within the next couple of days. I've been reading about way too many people experiencing computer crashes and I would be devastated if I lost all my photos just because I didn't take the time to save them somewhere other than my hard drive. We just reformatted my daughter's computer last week because it was running SO slow. She's now got all her files saved on cd's as well. My dad's been telling me for the longest time to save all my important files in at least two different places; he'll be glad to know I still listen to him.......(I think he knows that already though.)

Before I go, I thought I'd answer Miranda's questions from Weekend Wonderings.....

1. If you found out that you had an advanced stage of an illness (say something like cancer) and only had a few months to live, what would be your first thought?
Of course my first thought would be; 'WHY????'

2. If you had three days to do anything at all you wanted to do what would you do?
Three days, huh? Unlimited expense account?? I would buy a house and move into it! Or is it three days because that's all I have left? If that's the case, I would visit every member of my immediate family and let them know how much they mean to me. I would definitely want them to know that before I go...(I hope they alredy know.)

3. What do you think of assisted suicide? Is it humane? Should doctors/people who assist people in killing themselves be charged with murder?
I don't agree with assisted suicide; I don't believe anyone has the right to take another's life, or help someone take their own life. Our lives are not ours to take. Should they be charged with murder? This may sound awfully biased, but yes, I do think they sould be charged with murder; that's essentially what it is.

Ok, goodnight, and have an excellent week! =)

I'll be answering Monday Madness later!

said    at 1:09 AM

Saturday, June 26, 2004


I should be hemming some pants right now, but I'll do that later. I just wanted to share what I've been up to these past couple of days.

Since last time I posted, my daughter and I went out to lunch with my former boss, and had a really nice time. She's been in Peru for the last 3+ years doing missionary work, so I haven't talked to her much in that time, but she'll be back in our diocese in a couple of weeks as pastoral administrator of a church in Bay City. I'm sure we'll be keeping in touch.

Friday night we took a ride to Barnes & Noble and bought Jargon. It's so much fun; if you like Scrabble, you'd like this game too. You can either decide to play until all the tiles are used up or you can play until someone reaches a certain score. Alex and I decided to play to 275; we tied at 280.

This morning we went to a car show in Flint but I only went because I wanted to visit the Sloan Museum while we were there. PLUS, (you know me; the queen of cheapskates) when you pay your $4.00 to get into the car show (which was because we had coupons) you can also get into the museum and The Buick Gallery. It was a beautiful day to walk around outside too; not too hot, not too cold.

I was just searching for more fonts and wanted to share a few good places to get them if you're ever interested.......I'm also going to add these links to my sidebar (to the right) so you'll be able to access them from here in the future.

I'll probably work on a new look for this place tonight; with any luck I'll have it done and up within a week. The dogs just gotta go! Hope you all have a peaceful and restful Saturday evening!! =)

AND let us not forget to wish brynnie from the boonies a very Happy Birthday tomorrow! Happy Birthday, girl!!

AND Sunday is also dawn's birthday!! Happy Birthday to you!!

Bryn also asked us a few days ago to use 'ab ovo' in a sentence; here is my feeble attempt....
When I learned about blogging through my mom, ab ovo, I knew I'd be hooked!' How's that?? (Do you know what it means???)

said    at 8:41 PM

Thursday, June 24, 2004


In answer to What's On ... Right Now? The question is; What's On your desktop Right Now? Here 'tis!!(click on pic for slightly larger image) Posted by Hello

said    at 12:19 AM

Wednesday, June 23, 2004


I always try to think positive and sometimes that's hard to believe as you read my blog, but hey, we all have to vent, right? I don't really think I'm going to be a grumpy old person (when I grow old, that is!) I just have very little tolerance of some things going on in this world and things that our society labels as 'acceptable.' Enough about that!

Well the 110 t-shirts that I shipped made it to their destination safely yesterday. The only problem with that project was that I failed to count them when I picked them up from the store. It wasn't until I started the project that I realized I was short one t-shirt. By the time I had finished the project it was almost 3 weeks after the day I picked them up, so I could hardly call at that point and tell them they shorted me a shirt. SO, I shipped the 109 that I had, went out and bought another one (once I found one the right color & size), and because they had to be to their destination by this Saturday at the latest, I took the last shirt and mailed it U.S. mail.......overnight delivery. (I knew if I'd have chosen 2-3 day delivery that it may not make it on time...) The last shirt is worth a fortune!! A lesson to be learned. Always be sure you get what you pay for right away!! This would have saved me a lot of time and money. (Actually, the person I made the shirts for is willing to cover the cost of shipping for the last shirt, so I will be reimbursed for it.) Anyway, it feels good to have that project done. I'd really love to open my own business one day and I know I'll be able to enjoy it more if it's the one and only job I have. So that's my goal; this way I don't have to work at the church until I'm 70 (or something ridiculous like that...)

Ok, time to go to work! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!! =)

said    at 7:48 AM

Tuesday, June 22, 2004


Random Thoughts...

I seem to be getting less tolerant of certain things as I get older. Before I fell asleep this evening in front of the television, I saw some previews of programs that will be airing this fall. I can't believe some of the crap that is shown during prime time nowadays. Although this is definitely going to give my age away, I will say it anyway. When we were kids, prime time meant viewing the whole family could enjoy; no sex, foul language, or adult content of any kind. At what point did 'we' decide it was acceptable to show our children things that WE, as kids, would have been embarrassed to see on the television screen?? Not to mention, our parents would have turned that tv off so fast, we wouldn't have known what hit us. It's a real shame that we can't even turn our tv's on without having to worry about how many sex scenes will be shown in an otherwise half-way decent movie. Makes me wonder what we'll be dealing with 20 years from now.

Just a few other things that seem to irritate me more than before...
Bad drivers, morning radio, and rude people. I sure hope I'm not growing into a grumpy OLD person!!

Only because I fell asleep in front of the tv this evening for about 2 hours, am I still awake; WIDE awake I might add! I don't know why I was so tired; I didn't do anything exceptionally strenuous today....

It's time to think about changing the look of my blog again. This will probably have to wait until the weekend though because I know I'll be sitting here for hours putting something together. Maybe I'll go for a totally different look this time; we shall see.

To close this post, I think I'll answer this week's questions at Monday Madness:

Do you prefer....
1. Long hair or Short hair
In between; about shoulder length on me.
2. Contacts or Glasses Contacts during the day, glasses at night.
3. Spring or Autumn Except for the fact that winter follows, I love autumn!
4. Mittens or Gloves When I wear anything on my hands, it's gloves.
5. Car or Truck/SUV Car, but sometimes I wish I had a 4-wheel drive vehicle!
6. Mac or Windows Windows!
7. Cats or Dogs Cats, but only because I've never really owned a dog.
8. Rock or Jazz Rock, but 'oldies' rock; not the stuff out right now.
9. Pen or Pencil Pen 90% of the time.
10. DVD's or VHS's DVD's all the way!

And now for a bit of Random Questions:

Thursday, June 17: Complete the following: "I'm different from all my friends because..." I don't 'conform' like they seem to. I guess I'm not afraid to voice my opinion on things anymore, even if it's not what the majority seems to think.

Monday, June 21: Are you following any of the sensational trials going on right now? (i.e. Peterson and Bryant) No. I know I'll hear about the outcome and that's enough for me. When the O.J. trial was going on, we had satellite tv and I wasn't working full time so we watched it almost every day. It's like a soap opera, you know? You get hooked on it even though you know there's better things to be doing.

I've got a busy week ahead so I'd better start thinking about sleep....Goodnight and sleep well! =)

said    at 1:01 AM

Sunday, June 20, 2004


Happy Father's Day!

'Tis Father's Day, folks! Is the weather out there suitable for a bar-b-que??? Bryn, that was an excellent suggestion!!

Have you tried the Portrait Illustration Maker yet? Here's a few that have.......go check them out! And give it a try yourself!


And have a glorious day!! It is the first day of summer here and the weather couldn't be better!! =)

said    at 11:34 AM

Thursday, June 17, 2004


Wanna have some fun? Found this over at Mandarin Designs and just HAD to see what I came up with! Hmmmmmmmmm

*hint, hint* Still looking for help and suggestions regarding my multiple clocks on one page! Anyone???

said    at 5:53 PM


For those of you who live in areas that don't see temps in the 80's or above, and humidity in the 90+ percentile, you may think we're all looney complaining about the heat, but let me tell you, it ain't no picnic!! Thank goodness for air conditioning! By Saturday we're supposed to be in the mid-70's for a few days...yay!

Tonight I plan to catch up on a few memes; I've been a bit negligent....AND look for a link to the photos I took on our outing Monday. I haven't even seen them yet; they're still in my camera waiting to be viewed!

It's off to work I go! Have a beautiful, sun-shiny day!! =)

said    at 7:42 AM

Tuesday, June 15, 2004


I finally learned how to add an animated sig tag to my emails; it's very simple really, I just had to find the right set of directions! AND I'm very happy with Yahoo right now because they have given us 100MB of space for emails....for FREE! Yay! Yahoo!!

Now, I wonder if anyone is willing to take on this challenge; I am trying to put all my javascript calendar/clocks on the same page rather than having to go to a new page to grab the code for each one. Here's the problem I'm having; As soon as I add more than one javascript for the clock part, neither one wants to work. Does anyone know how to get 2 or more javascript clocks to work on the same page?? I'd SO appreciate any help you can offer....I've been searching the internet for help but nothing seems clear yet.

(Off to watch the Pistons vs. Lakers in what I hope is the last playoff game and will make the Pistons World Champions!!!) =)

UPDATE!(11:45 p.m.) The Detroit Pistons are the world champions!!! Score: 100-87!! Yay!!

said    at 9:58 PM


I know I just posted a few hours ago but I really have to answer Monday Madness before I read any more participants' answers. Yes, we're celebrating our 1-year birthday at that particular url, but I just realized that MM has been in existence for exactly 70 weeks now; which makes us 1 year, 4 1/2 months old! AND, I'm always impressed when bloggers know exactly what date they started blogging so I really wanted to find out when I joined the 'blogosphere.' Guess what?? On June 28th it will be exactly 2 years. Ok, on to the question of the day.......

Using the following letters, name birthday-related words; nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, phrases; they are all allowed! Have fun!! =)

Have I gotten another year older already???
Always thankful to celebrate another birthday; consider the alternative!
Party! Just make the whole day one big party!!
Please be nice; it's our birthday!!
Yum!! Cake and ice cream!

Best day of the year!!
It's NOT the end of the world, being another year older!
Romp around and sing 'Happy Birthday' to yourself!
Tell people your REAL age!
Hope to celebrate many, many more!
Do whatever you want to on your special day! It only comes once a year!
Accept presents!
You're as young as you feel!

It's back to work I go tomorrow so I must call it a night!

said    at 12:33 AM

Monday, June 14, 2004


Happy Flag Day!

I've been gone since 8:00 this morning; we went to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. According to the tour book we got from AAA, the hours for the museum were supposed to be 10-5 and the hours for the village; 10-9. SO, we arrived in Dearborn right around 10:00 a.m. and decided to walk through the village first because it was sunny out and they were predicting rain for later in the day. THEN, our plan was to tour the museum for a few hours, then return to the village, because they were supposedly open later. Well to make a long story short, the first part of our day went as planned...we walked through the village until 12:30 or so, walked through the museum until about 3:45, then decided to go back to the village. When we got outside, it had started to rain so we thought we'd sit in the car for a while to see if it would clear up. (If you know anything about Michigan, you know the weather can change very fast.) The weather DID clear up around 4:30 so we headed back to Greenfield Village and realized there was very few people walking around. It looked like a ghost town! Well we just figured that the rain had scared everyone away and didn't put much thought into it; until we saw some of the employees leaving too. Finally, we saw a security guard standing around looking bored so I asked her, "Do you close this place up when it rains?" She said, "Well we did get severe thunderstorms, you know. And besides, we close at 5:00." WHAT??? I said, "How come the tour book we have states that your hours are from 10-9?" "Those are our 'summer hours' and those don't start until next week." (Sure would have been nice to know that! Besides, they didn't get 'severe' thunderstorms. It rained! And who ever heard of summer hours beginning on June 20th???) Well, we walked around for another hour anyway (until this troll-looking man asked if he could help us and proceeded to yell at us that they were CLOSED!!) We weren't the only ones still there but it wasn't the same not being able to see inside the buildings. I did get some great pictures though and I will try very hard to have some posted within the next couple of days.

All in all we had a very good day (minus all the traffic back-ups on the way home.) Did you know that the car Kennedy was assassinated in is in that museum, and the chair that Lincoln was assassinated in is there as well? There's really so much to look at that you probably need a whole day for each place, but my daughter really wanted to go because last time we went I think she was 4; obviously she wasn't able to appreciate it then.

Just one little footnote here...I also had a coupon for 'buy one ticket for admission, get one free' so being the 'save a dollar wherever I can' person that I am, I tore it out and handed it to the lady that was selling tickets. She told me I couldn't use it for both places; just one or the other.....Well, why use it for one or the other if you can get a better deal buying a combo ticket, right? I was actually going to pay for all three tickets, but the lady's computer had froze up so we had to walk to another ticket booth around the corner. (Thank God!!) I handed the coupon to the man behind the counter and got my third ticket for free JUST as I had planned!! He didn't even blink an eye! I hope that old bat's computer stayed broken because she obviously hadn't been informed properly about how those coupons work! (I know, I'm a meany!!)

Ok, I'm off to get the last 26 t-shirts done (I hope!) I was supposed to have them shipped out today but tomorrow will have to do.....Have a restful evening!!! =)

said    at 9:47 PM

Sunday, June 13, 2004


I thought I'd try this meme out; weekend wonderings...

1. Do you generally have any problems sleeping?
NO! I have no problems sleeping. Occasionally I wake up from a dream, but usually I sleep through the night.

2. Do you snore when you're asleep? If so, have you ever woken yourself up?
Yes, I believe I do snore, but only if I don't sleep on my stomach. And yes, I have waken myself up from snoring, but usually it's because I've fallen asleep in a chair or on the couch.

3. Do you talk in your sleep? If so, have you ever woken yourself up?
I don't know if I talk in my sleep on a regular basis, but I know I woke myself up talking in my sleep the other night. If I do talk in my sleep regularly, I'm not aware of it.

and a bonus...
4. Do you sleepwalk?
No; and to my knowledge, I never have. My daughter used to sleepwalk when she was younger. I remember waking up finding her trying to get outside the front door one night and it scared me so bad, I put a chair in front of it so she couldn't.

I've finally got my mini blinkies page up! There's only a few blinkies there so far, but I'll be adding to it regularly.

I wanted some flowers today to hang from my porch so I went down the road where this lady was selling them in her front yard. I wanted two hanging plants and a couple of other flowers to put in a pot to set on my porch. Well guess what?? I came home with four hanging plants and three petunias in 4" pots. I only paid for two hanging plants; she gave me the other two for free because they had broken pots! She just wanted to get rid of them! The flowers are in excellent condition; it's just the pots that were broken. SO, I went to 'Family Dollar' (cuz I'm cheap and I didn't want to pay a lot for pots to put them in) and bought two big pots for 4 dollars!! I LOVE getting good deals like that!

Has anyone seen any good movies lately on dvd? Feel free to share if you have. I'd so appreciate it! Goodnight to you and enjoy the rest of your weekend!! But before I go, I've been wondering why my 'archives' thing is not working....any suggestions???

Sunday, June 13: I want to wish Teresa and Katie a very Happy Birthday today!! =)

said    at 12:39 AM

Friday, June 11, 2004


I was going to share this dream with you the night I had it but it was 2:45 in the a.m. and I was still 'recovering' from it. Have you ever had a dream that seemed SO real that when you woke up, you were still frightened? I even went to sleep on the living room floor afterwards because my daughter was sleeping on the couch that night and I wanted to be in the same room as her. (I know that sounds silly...) Ok, here's my dream.......

It was sometime in the evening; just getting dark outside and I was at the office working. The lights were off so I was working in the dark. The Finance Director (from our diocese) came in and looked at me real funny and asked if I was alright. I realized that I had been working in the dark and I said, "Oh yeah; I suppose I should turn on some lights, eh?" He said, "No, did you look up on the roof??" He took me outside and we looked up and there were all these chairs on the roof and what looked like a couple of people just laying there, but because it was dark, we were'nt sure if they were people or what. Then the next thing I know, this office that I was working at became my home and there was an ambulance outside and a lot people running through my house. I remember wondering why all the people were gathering here; well I went outside my front door and saw the ambulance drivers (who were now driving a pickup truck) dragging 2 people into the back of their truck. I didn't recognize the man they had put in there but for some reason I had this strange feeling that I knew who the woman was. I asked them to turn her over so I could see her face; they did and even though I've never met this person in real life (only in blogosphere), I knew who she was and I started crying. They drove off and I went back inside to get some tissues. When I walked into my bathroom, I looked up at the mirror and there was this hunk of my daughter's hair taped to the mirror. I RAN outside and said to her dad, "Wherever Alex is tonight, she's staying there!" I was actually saying this because when I woke up I was talking. Weird, huh? It was an hour before I was able to go back to sleep. Anybody wanna analyze THAT one for me???

Now on a lighter note: Anyone who owns cats knows they have some weird little ways about them, right? Well I have 2 cats and they are as different as night and day. One of them is very bold; even kind of 'bullies' the other one around. Through the years that we've owned her, we've discovered that she LOVES olives, stickers and stamps, and bubbles (you should see her run when she hears the bottle being opened!) The other one; the shy calico who is very innocent and well-behaved, is still very playful (even though she's only about a year younger than the bold one.) She won't eat anything but dry cat food (whereas the other one loves 'Tender Vittles'; as a treat) and there was really nothing noticably odd about her until the other day. I heard something being pushed onto the floor from the kitchen table and I looked down to see she was nuzzling her face into a napkin that had mustard on it. So last night I was telling my daughter that she likes mustard. Of course I had to prove it to her, so I got out the mustard, put a bit on a little piece of foil, and set in on the floor next to the kitty. She sniffed around until she found the mustard and started licking it! It was very amusing. Well, it is Friday and I have NO work to do!! I plan to enjoy this weekend, whether it be inside or out, and I hope you're able to do the same! =)

said    at 8:32 AM

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


It's catch-up time!! Grab a comfortable chair, cuz I'm catching up on some memes and it may be long!

Random Questions...
This is Adopt-A-Cat Month! How do you feel about cats?
I really like cats, but sometimes my cat (the bad one) decides she wants to go to the bathroom somewhere other than the kitty litter and it's NOT because the litter is dirty either! My other cat (the good cat) would be a perfect cat if she wasn't so shy and scared of everything. Maybe that's a trait of calico cats; I don't know.

What is an accomplishment that you are proud of?
How I've raised my daughter so far, for one. She's a good kid; a bit mouthy at times, but overall a real joy! She NEVER reads this, so I know she won't be gloating over it! =)

Tuesday Iffers...
If you could ask God any one question, what would it be?
Oh my! I've asked God so many questions already! One that stands out as a real popular one for me is 'How do I forgive people for things they've done?' I try and try and still, there are some things that seem to be unforgivable.

TV Tuesday...
1. Do you watch daytime talk TV? If so, which shows do you watch? Do you prefer the calm shows like Oprah or the wilder side like Jerry Springer?
I don't watch daytime television at all. If I did, I would never watch Jerry Springer. I'd be watching 'Ellen' and 'Martha Stuart.' Of course I work during the day so it's impossible to catch any of them.

2. Which daytime talk TV show would you like to be on? What would the topic be?
If I thought I'd ever be brave enough to be on television (which is highly unlikely) I would love to be on 'Regis & Kelly' just to meet him. The topic? NO idea!

3. Is there a daytime talk TV show you miss that's no longer on the air? Is there someone you'd like to see get a daytime talk TV show?
Well, Wayne Brady already has a talk show (I believe); there's really no one I can think of who I'd like to see have a talk show.

~Bonus~ Before talk TV took over, game shows ruled the airways during the day. Which do you prefer? Or are you a soap opera fan?
I used to watch soap operas when I was in high school but since then, no. As far as game shows go, 'The Price Is Right' always caught my interest. Even though I think Bob Barker ought to really retire (cuz how old is he???) I think he seems like a kind man; and not nearly as annoying as some of our game show hosts!

Lulu's Lines...
I love watching.....the NBA playoffs! Well, when Detroit is playing! The next game is this Thursday and they're playing IN Detroit! But on a more regular basis, I love watching 'Survivor' even though I was really disappointed in the winner of the last series; I'm sure I'll be glued to the television when the next one comes up in September!

You know what else I love watching? People! Sometimes I'm sitting in the middle of the mall or someplace where there's a lot of people walking around (usually waiting for my kid or just taking a break) and I find it very interesting to watch the people.

That is it for tonight, folks! Oooh; I really must get to sleep! My daughter has one more day of school and she's done for the summer! BUT, she will be taking Driver's Ed beginning in July and that starts at 8:30 a.m. unless she's scheduled to drive (I believe every 3 days) and she'll have to be there at 7:30 a.m. So I will enjoy the couple of weeks in between, not having to get up so early! (Well, I still have to work but no 1/2 hour drive to school and back first! Woo hoo!!) Ok, I'm really going now........sweet dreams.

said    at 12:30 AM

Tuesday, June 08, 2004


It's my week off from work; just to use up my vacation time. Here's what I did today: Took my daughter to school, came home and cleaned the house a bit, made a rack to put my mug collection on (took a couple of hours! *grin*), picked up my daughter from school (1/2 days this week), started responding to my Monday Madness participants, finally got the t-shirt project out to hopefully get at least 20 done by the end of the day (mission accomplished; now only 82 to go!), took a nap, came back to the computer and played around a bit in PSP, visited some of the blogs on my blogroll list, did more t-shirts, made dinner, watched a sappy movie on 'Lifetime', and went back to finish up my t-shirts for the day. Oooh! Isn't that exciting??? I'll be working tomorrow; 1/2 the day at the diocese and the other 1/2 at the office, but I'm taking July 1st off to replace that.....all in all, not a very eventful week planned but it's the way of life and I have chosen my path.

Now for my answers to this week's Monday Madness:
1. In your opinion, what is the perfect temperature?
Anywhere between 70-75 degrees F. I could live with that all year 'round!

2. If you have a garden, what do you plant in it? If not, what would you plant in it?
I don't have a garden right now, but when I did (and I will again!), I planted zucchini, tomatoes, onions, green beans, jalepenos, cucumbers, green peppers, and various other hot peppers. I love gardening!!

3. What is your favorite summertime beverage?
Lemonade! Ice cold!

4. How many times a year do you rearrange your living room?
Usually about 4 times a year, but this past year probably only twice. I like a new look every now and then.

5. How fast do you drive in a '55 mile-an-hour' zone?
Between 55 and 60; no faster (on a regular road). But if it's on a freeway, maybe a little faster just to keep up with the traffic.

6. How many minutes per day do you usually talk on the phone?
Well since my job requires a lot of phone time, probably a couple of hours total. But personal time; only 30-45 minutes, and some days not even that.

7. What is your favorite software program?
It's gotta be PSP! But I'm currently trying to learn a new one that I've recently installed and just haven't had the time to play around with much yet.

8. How many music cd's do you own?
I own about 400; maybe a little less. I like a wide variety of music.

9. How many memes do you participate in on a regular basis?
Lately, two. This one and Photo Time, but I really try to participate in 4 more. You can find them listed under my 'memelicious' title banner....

10. Name 3 blogs that you have on your 'blogroll' list. (any 3.)
Ok. This is purely random! *goes to pick out 3 while trying to close eyes at the same time*............
Daisy's Petals, Butterfly Dreams, and 2flower To You.

SO, there you have it! Oh, tomorrow I'd really like to watch the NBA playoff game #2. Pistons won the 1st one!! Only 3 more to go! I hope it starts at 9:00 again, so I'll be able to watch it. Have a Tremendous Tuesday!!! =)

And a belated Happy Birthday to Smash; who celebrated a birthday yesterday, June 7!

said    at 1:33 AM

Monday, June 07, 2004


I just had to take this quiz I found over at Karen's, who found it over at Genuine's...I will see you in the morning!! =)

crystal heart
Heart of Crystal

What is Your Heart REALLY Made of?
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said    at 12:54 AM

Saturday, June 05, 2004


I'm just in the mood for's way too nice outside to be in here; so after this I'm taking a ride out to the country! More later....

Found this one at Bryn's first:

You're chocolate. You're the old soul type, people
feel that they have known you their entire
life. Many often open up to you for they view
you as thoughtful and trustworthy. Although
people trust you, you have a hard time trusting
them. You prefer to keep your feelings bottled
up inside, or display them very quietly. It is
alright to open up every once in a while.

Which kind of candy are you?
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Found this one at Shirl's:
The Completely Pointless Personality Quiz
The Completely Pointless Personality Quiz

I'll be back! I hope there's sun where YOU are! If so, get off that computer and go outside! Plant a flower, mow the lawn, take a walk; just enjoy the beautiful weather! =)

said    at 11:43 AM

Friday, June 04, 2004


Saw this at Bryn's and thought I'd give it a about you? (I am 80% compatible with Bryn.)

I'm an irredeemably eejitous, moderate, disgustingly generous, relatively well adjusted human being!
See how compatible you are with me!
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Goodnight! I shall be back tomorrow! =)

said    at 1:05 AM

Wednesday, June 02, 2004


I really meant to post earlier than this, but I had to do some visiting first! What I really want to say is WOO HOO for the Detroit Pistons!!! They will be in the play-offs for the first time in 14 years!!! They will be playing against the L.A. Lakers. Basketball is the one sport I can actually enjoy watching on tv; for one thing I understand it and for another, it's fast. (I must admit though, I was flipping between the game and a movie on 'Lifetime' and was able to keep up with both!) Anyway, I'm rootin' for the Pistons!! What about you???

Also, I wanted to share this great game site I found over at Dawn's Nook. I used to play computer games way back when before my bloggin' days, but I found out that I still enjoy a game here and there, so if you're interested, and they have all kinds of games; (the one I played was 'Cube Buster'), just go here.

And I just joined another webring too. I originally found out about it over at Bryn's; Insane Faery is the webring owner. If you want to join, go here.

And last, but certainly not least, my Mom has posted a beautiful macro on her blog (and she says she can't take macros; well, I disagree!) and it is a sure sign that summer may actually be on its way! Yes, it's June already. Lots of people are having birthdays in June; Jana's is today!

That's all I got for today.....I don't want to be scolded for staying up too late! Goodnight and sweet dreams to you! =)

said    at 1:07 AM

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