Monday, April 27, 2015

Dublin Pub

Today a few of my besties met up with me at the Dublin Pub to celebrate my new job. I have a great group of friends and I don't get to see them enough.

Tomorrow I have another luncheon with two other friends.  Life is great!!

Here's a few pics from today's lunch.
Al
Alex and Me

Angie and Marlene

Kumiko and Angie

And a big thanks to Alex for picking up my check.  That was really, really sweet.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Job Starts May 1st

Yesterday I signed an offer letter from a major investment firm.  I'll begin to work on May 1st.  More details to follow.


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Today - I Eat the World


I almost didn't want to eat this egg because it was so beautiful.  It reminded me of a globe.  We had fun on Saturday doing "tie-dye" eggs.  This also has a little glitter on it.

Now I don't like a cold boiled egg, so I popped him in a glass of hot water.  The dye actually runs off so I'm not worried about bad chemicals seeping into my body.

What did you have for breakfast?  I'm not a breakfast eater but my dietitian is really pushing me to eat something for breakfast.  Can you give me some suggestions?




Saturday, April 04, 2015

Easter Egg Fun




Easter Egg fun.............. my 22 year old son didn't want to color eggs.  So sad.  However, I had a blast.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Thunderstorm Alarm

April 2nd --- This morning I woke up to a thunderstorm in progress.  What a lovely sound, especially when you don't have to wake up immediately but can lay there and listen to the thunder, the birds chirping and the wind blowing.

Today's agenda:  Training at 1:00 p.m. and physical therapy on my shoulder at 3:00 p.m.  My first session with the therapist was on Tuesday and she spent at least 40 minutes on loosening my shoulder.  My muscles were sore but the pain was almost gone.  I'm looking forward to the session this afternoon.

I'm still waiting for a valid job offer.  I've interviewed at two major investment firms (actually twice at each firm).  I know one is running a background check on me now.  My goal is to be working by May 1st.  Please send good wishes my way.

I hope April brings you everything you need.  It's a month filled with hope and new life for me.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Another Weird Dream

My Uncle Sonny took me along to visit with a new friend.  We pulled up to a small cottage-like house.  Inside there was about 10 people sitting in a circle around a man.  The man was Matthew McConaughey.  I looked at my Uncle with an all questioning stare, telepathically asking him "how the hell do you know this guy".



Everyone around him seemed like they were in a trance of adoration.  At one point he said "oh they should send up some donuts, I really, really want a donut" and began rolling back and forth in his chair.  After the donut roll, he proceeded to a Brita Water Pitcher that was sitting at the end of the loveseat.  It was in a clear plastic box.  He opened it up, and pulled ice cubes from an ice drawer located under the plastic box, and dropped them in the Brita.  He closed everything up.  My Uncle who was sitting closest to the water pitcher pushed a button and the ice was crushed.  Matthew then pulled out a teeny tiny cup and looked around at everyone and said he didn't have any more cups.

At this point I was like thinking "dude what the hell is wrong with you".  I shouted out "I'll get some more cups" and left the room.  I entered what I thought was a kitchen, it was very small.  The cupboard doors were thickly painted and none of the doors closed.  I opened up a cupboard and it was filled with specimen cups.  Thousands of specimen cups in a variety of sizes were there.  A man in a business suit walked by and said "this isn't the kitchen, the kitchen is downstairs".


So I followed the man.  I came to a stairway that was long, paneled in a dark wood-grain.  You could barely see the bottom of the stairs.  As I began down the stairs, they were too narrow for me so I had to walk sideways.  However, I finally reached the bottom of the stairs and walked through a series of doors before I was finally able to get out of this area.



When the final doors opened, I was in an underground "mall-like" area.  There were thousands of people walking around in and out of shops.  The man had told me the kitchen was the second door on the left but I couldn't see a door.  Finally I came up to a security guard and said "Matthew McConaughey sent me down to fetch some cups, but I can't find the second door on the left."  By this time several security guards at appeared.  They began laughing and the first guard said "Oh so you know Matthew and he sent you down here?"  None of them believed me.

Thankfully a woman in a lingerie shop across from where I was standing talking to the guards said let me call.  I guess she had Matthew's phone number.  She called and it was confirmed that yes I was indeed sent down to fetch some cups.  The guards were apologetic and then I woke up.


Now... I didn't eat anything weird before going to bed, I did one of those Oprah-Deepak meditations before falling asleep and I really don't like Matthew McConaughey and I think those car commercials are so freaking lame.... so I have no idea in hell why I would be having a dream about him.

More importantly, what does this dream mean?


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Angie W's Birthday Celebration

On Friday, March 20th --- the first day of Spring, we gathered at Brio's to celebrate Angie Winterbotham's birthday.

Most of the JPMorgan Birthday Gang was there:  Alex Hara, Tina Jones, Marlene King, Kumiko Randall, Angie Winterbotham and me.  The missing members of the Gang were Lisa Huelskamp and Linda Sizemore.

Here are a few photos:

 Angie (The Birthday Gal)

 Marlene - So Sweet


 Tina - UD Flyer Cheer Team

 Kumiko --  Seriously not drinking alcohol


 My lunch - shrimp risotto


 Alex -- Never without the Chase Lanyard

 Kumiko - Without Her Drink

And of course me -- showing off my new purple manicure while grabbing my breasts.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day


Hmmmmm - maybe I should go buy a Power Ball using some of these numbers.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Saturday in Dayton

Today Gary and I went downtown Dayton for lunch at Webster Street Market.  I also had to get a manicure at Square One.

On the way back we stopped at this colorful building and snapped a few pics.

Spring is trying very hard to arrive... today it was 40 degrees and so very windy

Gary posing in the doorway.....


We will go back to take a better look at the building.... it has a lot of Dayton's history on it.


\And I also found a little Love..   :)

Becky Turns 53

Yesterday - Gary and I took Becky out to a movie (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and then lunch at Red Robin's.

The movie was okay -- not as good as the first one.  I didn't enjoy the story line of the new movie.  I would have enjoyed a story line about these two people and their new relationship.


Can you see the excitement written on Becky's and Gary's faces as they wait for the movie to begin?



Happy Birthday Becky --- I hope you have a fantastic birthday......


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Audrey Turns 15

My little niece Audrey turns 15 today.  It hardly seems possible that this little girl is growing up so fast.


I love this picture I took of her when she was at my parents' house going up and down the sidewalk on her scooter.  That girl could fly.



This photo was taken in 2013 at a party I was having in my home.  We all ended up in a sunflower field, but I purchased some "fake" sunflowers for photo ops.

Happy Birthday Audrey.... I hope you had a good one.  

Monday, March 02, 2015

All Ears


In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.
                                                          ~~Marilyn Manson

Happy Monday my little Petunias......

I came across this pic of Marilyn Manson.  Of course I also had a pic of me with "The Ears" so had to share.  And I really believe in this quote... we all have family members or incidents in our life that could certainly be showcased on Jerry's show.  By the way is this show even on anymore?

I'm not really a planner but I bought a new journal yesterday at Home Goods to track my food and water intact, log my weight, and notate my Afib episodes so I have it all handy when I go to the doctor.


Sunday, March 01, 2015

March 1st --- And It's Still Snowing

I thought March enters in like either a lion or a lamb.  But it seems to be arriving like an an abominable snow monster.

7:55 am

I'm so ready for Spring, for the melting of all the snow, for the arrival of spring flowers and for warm weather.  I do realize we were lucky.  We didn't get as much snow as other parts of the US but the snow has been on the ground for several months and I'm ready to let it go.

Since I'm snowbound (I have a shoulder injury at the moment) I'll be making chicken and noodles, something hardy on a good day.  More snow is forecasted later today and then some freezing rain.   I really hate the freezing rain.

I hope you are having a great Sunday and that March comes in just a little quieter for you.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hair Color

Hair color is very important to me.  It's funny that I just realized this but when I went from blonde to a mousy brown I became depressed.  I hated the brown, I mean I really, really hated it.

Then I sent to Sally's Beauty Shop and went down the hair dye aisle.  I choose a black/plum color and a red violet color, got some 20% developer and came up and stirred up a batch of hair color.

Now normally I go to Sara to have my hair done, but this was late in the evening and I needed to do something to my hair NOW.  And I did.


It's darker and in some lights it looks black and in other lights its more plum.  All I know is that the murky brown is gone.... and I like this so much more.

Unfortunately I splashed some dye on my silver bath mat, so there's another expense as I have to replace the rug.... but sometime sacrifices have to be made in the heat of the moment.

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