Friday, March 19, 2010
I took this pic and sent it to my husband while he was in Haiti. It is of my Mac sitting in front of his computer with our "mice" side by side on the pad.
I had actually been using them to check my bank statement against my Quicken account (or wasting time on Twitter), but I thought it was kinda cute.
Now that I am looking at it, the Happy Bunny scull and crossbones notebook looks a little creepy, but that is where I keep all of my accounting cheat sheets! Appropriate don't you think?
Happy first day of Spring! YEAH!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I think St. Pat's is one of the best holidays because it's a lighthearted day that includes everyone (whether you are Irish or not) and puts most people in a celebrating mood!
I am a little more Germanic and Scottish by blood, but I am married to an Irishman whose great grandmother was straight off the boat.
So I would like to give a shout out to great grandma Charlotte, a widow who made the trip with her SIX sons from Colraine, Ireland to Augusta, Georgia to make a go of it in America! Erin go braugh Grandma!
Monday, March 15, 2010
On Saturday, my husband and I went to the mall which never happens. We are not shopping people. We went to lunch and then straight to the epicenter of life, Williams-Sonoma. Did I mention I am not a great cook either? But I like pretty kitchen things.
Anyhoo, I was looking at the Kitchen Aide mixers like I have for 20 years. We finally decided to quit looking and start buying, so I picked out the chrome model.
Out of stock! But the sales lady said we could have the floor model for 10% off! SOLD! As my husband was taking it off the shelf, I put my hand under the bottom and got a long slice down the center of my middle finger!!! I am BLEEDING all over WS!
I had to use a napkin from the sample coffee center to bind my wound. I was hoping for an extra 10% off but didn't get it :o( But I have a shiny new mixer....
Thursday, March 11, 2010
♣ Yesterday was my lucky day! It is common knowledge that I am a nurse who works nights in the ER, but I am also the Charge Nurse. During these trying economic times, the hospital I work for is trying to save money by flexing nurses home early if it isn't busy. I usually hold a drawing in an effort to be fair ...I NEVER put my own name in the drawing...as "the boss" I should be the last rat off the ship right?
Well yesterday I broke form and put my own name in the drawing...AND I WON!!! I got to leave at 4am. I didn't want to go home because I would wake up my husband, so I went to the grocery store. I spent over an hour BY MYSELF (and a few stock people) walking up and down the aisles looking at all the products I usually feel too rushed to see or contemplate. It was absolute silent bliss!
Then I went and filled my car with gas...and then I went to the post office and mailed some items using the self-serve weight/postage machine. I did all of this and I was home making breakfast by 6:30! This means I was in bed before 8am and I slept until 6pm. I was the ♣♣♣BEST♣♣♣ day ever!!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
It was a warm, sunny weekend here on the east coast. People were out working in their yards and running on the beach. Hubs and I had lunch on the deck at one of our favorite restaurants and it was awesome.
I also had my hair done which I always love. My hair is short, so it has to be cut and colored every six weeks. I found out that my hairstylist did a pedi for Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas a few weeks ago when they were in town! She told me every detail. However, I was disappointed that she didn't save me any nail clippings or some filings from her bunions...I could have made a fortune on ebay! HA!
Friday, March 5, 2010
These are the beautiful cherry blossoms from last year in Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
My best friend Mare lives in Alexandria and I went up to for the weekend to visit her and her girlfriend Joan.
We went to the CBF, we had drinks in the Round Robin bar at The Willard, and then saw an Annie Leibowitz photo exhibit. The exhibit was wonderful. My favorite portraits were of Queen Elizabeth II and Johnny Cash.
The time change is next Sunday so that is another sure sign of Spring!