Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feeling ick.

I've been feeling blah all week, coming home and going to bed and skipping dinner. This weekend I started with a cough, and think I might have bronchitis again, so I'm taking the cough meds my doc recomments. Heather and Ed are in Florida for a long weekend at the Daytona 500. Steph went to their house Thursday, and stayed til yesterday morning. Ralph told me to keep my germs home, and he went off to watch the kids and dog til Monday morning. Good thing, all I do is sleep and cough. 

Last Saturday night Ralph, Mom and I went to Steph and Dan's for birthday cake for me. I knew Heather, Ed and the kids would be there, but it was a surprise to see Frank and Charlotte, Mike, Donna and Jacob, Sharon, Jim and their kids, Mike and Sam, and Joe and Ali and baby Joey! There were lots of munchies and a wonderful cake from Sweet Eats. 

I had taken the bag of scarves that I've made with me, so that Heather and Steph could go thru them. I had enough that every one of the ladies could have one, even the two little girls. So we looked like a festive bunch! Ralph just shakes his head, he doesn't "get" the whole scarf thing. 

The staff at work has taken to the scarves big time! And one staff member goes around arranging everyone's scarf every day, so we look like fashionistas! 

It's so totally strange being alone in the house- not even a cat! 

And the beat goes on!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mid February

This is me with the first scarf I made. It was so easy, that I've made several more and bought more yarn. 

Wednesday was my 60th birthday! Once upon a time, that sounded so old! Ralph got me candy and 2 dozen beautiful roses, for my birthday and Valentine's Day. Manda and Ben and Baby Bell Pepper Briles sent me Godiva chocolates, and Steph and Dan gave me a King Cake. 

I took the King Cake to work yesterday, to share with the staff, and I gave my mom a piece. It's like a huge Danish! It's a Mardi Gras tradition, so it's only available this time of year. Another staffer brought apple cake, another brought little cinnamon rolls, and another brought soft pretzels, so we nibbled all day. 

And today is a trifecta- Friday, payday, and a three day weekend! yay! And it was 60 today, tho it will be in the 30's over the weekend. I came home and took my Friday afternoon nap, and when Barbara called me at 6, I had to ask if it was a.m. or p.m.! 

And the beat goes on!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's February!

Baby Joey is almost three weeks old already! Check out that head of hair! 

We got some snow last night, about 3 inches for us. North Jersey and New England got a lot more from Winter Storm Nemo. 

My school went on a field trip yesterday, to the Wells Fargo Center in Philly to see the Wings Lacrosse team play. I knew the basics of the game, and it was interesting- it moved really fast. The kids seemed to enjoy it, especially the part about eating while watching the game. 

I've made six  no crochet sashay scarves so far, and just bought more yarn. They're so pretty, and work up so fast! 

I just read the first three books of a new series by Brenda Novak, called the Whiskey Creek series. Each book is about a different one of a group of friends, and the other friends are supporting characters. I read the second book in the series, "When Snow Falls" first, and liked it the most. Cheyanne, the main character, has always felt different than her low life mother and her sister. Cheyanne has what may be early memories of a different family. Her dying mother, Anita, says Cheyanne just thinks she's better than anyone else. Anita can't remember where Cheyanne was born, and there's no birth certificate available. Then a private detective comes around. A really good book, and highly recommended. 

I also just finished Shadow Woman by Linda Howard, one of my favorite authors. Lizzette wakes up one morning, looks in the mirror, and doesn't recognize the face in the mirror. She also has a two year memory gap. Memories start to come back, and her life is in danger. Another really good book. 

We had dinner Thursday night at Bertucci's with Steph and Dan. Steph is in her final semester of getting her master's degree from St. Joe's, and Dan has gone back to school to take IT classes. We had a nice evening of visiting with them. Even tho they only live 2 miles from us, we don't see a lot of them- we're all so busy. 

Manda and Ben's best man and groomswoman, Kyle and Danielle, had their baby boy this week. Zach is a cutie! 

And tonight we'll see the Garemore side of the family, at Sharon's house for her Zach's 12th birthday party. 

And the beat goes on!