Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blog stealer!

So, where did my blog go? Anybody.....anybody??? Seriously. I need some help here Patrick!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Found money statistics

Sometimes I ponder the oddest things. I have a friend who found $100 a few years back and it just pops in my head every now and then, maybe I should pay more attention to what's floating around me!

Then the thought popped into my head, "I wonder how much money is just wafting around out there waiting to be encountered and stuffed into a pocket by a passerby?" So I did a google search which didn't produce much actual info. I suppose there wouldn't be any "facts" about what might/might not be randomly in the streets. But it did lead me to this blog called Found money in the Street. This lady keeps track of how much she finds ($10.68 in 2010) and it makes me wonder why I never thought of the idea? LOL Have you ever found money in the street before? I mean, we all find coins from time to time. I'm talking real dollars? When I was a child, I found a $10 bill in a big swimming pool. I thought I was rich!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Long lost blogger

Greetings from the land of the long lost blogger. I have been on a hiatus from blogging for quite a while now. I get teased all the time by my BBFF (that's 'blogging best friend forever') Patrick for neglecting this blog. It's true that since I got booted from my paid text insertion set up, I have basically stopped pushing out any blog posts. That's a shame.

I must admit, Facebook takes up most of my online time, what little bit I get that is. Between Facebook and checking emails and working, I just haven't made the time. It's not that I don't have anything to share, it's just that I don't make the time to sit down and do it. Is it possible that Facebook has replaced the need for personal blogging? I mean, you can post on your wall and in your notes and it goes directly to everyone you care to see it anyway. Hmmm...

There are lots of topics I'd like to post about though. I am just rethinking what I want to put out there. If I do take up blogging again, you may see things going in a new direction. Not that this blog had alot of direction before but this is a very public place for some of the private issues I've had going on so I need to be careful. So, we'll see.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Redbox rocks!!!

"Who likes Redbox?" "I do, I do!!!!"

Since I've moved into this house, I don't have TV or internet and my life 'at home' is very very quiet. I do have a radio but rarely think to turn it on. I'm the kind of person who enjoys that background noise so I started renting from Redbox. I love that you don't have to have a membership and the rentals are only $1 each for the night. I usually only rent when I know I have the time to watch them so there's no need to spend more for a longer rental time anyway.

If you follow my link, we can both get free rental codes for new customers!!! So if you haven't tried it yet, why not try it on their dime? LOL I've been able to rent for free a few times in their various promotions and it's always appreciated. So follow my link to get your free rental code and they will send me one as well! Be sure to check out 'Going the Distance', it's so flippin' funny!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Make my heart happy and support my walk!

I've decided to walk in the American Heart Association's Heart walk held here in St. Louis on May 14, 2011. It is a 5k walk (3.1 miles) and I need all the support I can get! Not only physically getting conditioned to complete the walk (which I WILL do!) but also you can show your support by donating to the efforts with a cash donation on my walk page.

I will be posting my progress in training for the event as I go. Last night was my first workout in such a long time, we won't mention it. I walked all of .30 miles LOL We will just focus our attentions to all future efforts since that's all I can do anything about at this point :) Please support me in any way you can. I set a very low goal of $100 and I know we can beat that to a pulp LOL

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moving status update

Wow what craziness the past couple of weeks has brought me!! In the end, all good things but it's always interesting to look back and see how it all worked out. I just kept thinking, "This time next week, this will be past me!" I haven't had time for anything, not even finding a new car insurance rate, seriously...when you move, you should check into how the rate might change with your new location.

Anyway, moving sucks. I am just amazed and appalled at how much 'stuff' I have accumulated! I do not get rid of things as much as I should, for sure! Right now I'm in my first of two temporary places, working my way to the goal of renting a house from a client at my office. I've been waiting about a year and very much looking forward to it.

At the moment I am in terrible back/hip pain. I think it has everything to do with my bed, again. I know this is not a new storyline but in moving my bed and getting it set up again, I believe I did not get the right side of the top mattress up. I was *this* close last night to calling my mom and having her drive me to the ER for pain relief and some muscle relaxers. I ended up taking 2 advil and putting ice on it and stripping the bed and flipping the mattress over. I slept well considering and woke up feeling better. Today sitting in my chair at work, I'm in pain. It's difficult to stand/walk. I called a new chiropractor. Found out I have some chiropractic coverage on my insurance!! 26 visits per calender year, $50 each for co-pay but that's not so bad. Calling back soon to make an appointment. Just as soon as I balance my $ and see where I am. I'm behind, haven't made my car pmt yet this month but I'll get there.

So things are everywhere, some at the house I'm staying in now, in the living room, bedroom, basement and the garage as well as the storage unit. One might say, "Oh, that's just you all over!" It's true... I'll post again later to update you on my storage unit woes. For now, I'm enjoying the quiet of my suburbian oasis and making arrangements for the next move in March to my 2nd temporary place. I met with her last night to discuss the logistics and price. She's really doing it to help me so this will work out great, keep praying for me!!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Weekend move update

Friday morning I was up and packing at 8 am. Working to complete the craft room was my goal for the daytime because I had a couple of friends scheduled to come in the evening and completing the bedroom was the goal for the evening. I really wanted to get the rest of my clothes and cold foods moved over to the new place at night's end. Of course, there began to filter in mentions of snow overnight. On my way down the driveway at the new place, I fell on the ice. Landed very hard on my rear end. I immediately began to cry, probably out of fear that I was hurt. Once I took a few breaths, I realized, "Why am I crying? I'm not actually hurt!" Probably just a rush of emotions. I've been having alot of those lately. I have a few phobias: falling on ice or anywhere else for that matter, management jobs because I hate making other people's schedules and big rocks under water. I know, I'm weird. At any rate, I'll probably be very sore after this slip and fall.

Things never go as planned, as I'm sure you've learned in life. Unplanned things happen, you have to learn to take things in stride. Friday night, put quite simply, I was exhausted. Physically and mentally. The Mexican restaurant below my apartment had no notions of my fret and partied like it was Cinco De Mayo. Around 2:30 am, I finally fell asleep out of sheer exhaustion and I have no real idea of how long they were noise downstairs.

Saturday morning there was just too much snow to go through with the move. I couldn't live with myself if someone got hurt trying to help me! So, I called it off for that day. Saturday night, things were oddly quiet downstairs and I found myself relieved that I might actually get some rest. This was not to be. I think perhaps they were partying next door and around 1:30 or 2 am, they decided to bring it back over to the kitchen and restaurant below me. It was like living above Tijuana on Cinco De Mayo! Around 3:45 am I called the police. After about 15 minutes of continued disruptive noise, I decided to go to the front of the apartment and watch out the window for an officer to come. About 45 minutes later, I decided to call back, you know, make sure they had the correct address or something. The dispatcher looked it up in the computer and said, an officer responded within 5 minutes of my original call! I told him there had been no change in the noise and he put it back in the system. About 10 minutes later, I saw an officer come and finally they all began to leave. 5:15 am, and it was finally quiet so I could go to sleep. I'm soooo ready to be out of there!

Sunday I went to church and then had lunch with my brother and a couple of friends from his church. I spent the rest of the afternoon stripping my bed and packing the bedding. I gathered the remaining essentials from the bathroom, shower curtain included and paced my car to the gills. On my way over to the new place, albeit temporary, I felt for the first time in this whole process, a sense of happiness. A glimpse of joy and relief. Sitting at a red light, I finally felt like I could enjoy this move! So much of the hardest part is behind me, packing and sorting and deciding...I can now focus on the best parts of why I'm moving in the first place! A better life, peace at night and safety. The last few weeks, I have not felt safe at my apartment. Perhaps that's why I haven't been resting. Between that and the mice, it's been less than desireable for a while now.

After shoveling the walkway and putting out salt, unloading the car and getting everything ready in the bedroom to receive the bed, I went to the kitchen and warmed up some leftovers. I pulled a daybed that was left in the dining room over to the kitchen counter and sat in peace to enjoy my first meal in the new place. Sigh...peace. I have no idea what is going on with the super bowl, don't much care. I didn't even know who won until I got on Facebook earlier today! My brother came over after the game to move my bed to the new place and after getting it carried in and all made up, I enjoyed several hours of uninterrupted sleep! Peace.

Monday morning brings a very sore body. This move and the icey fall are starting to take affect on this body but I can see light at the end of the tunnel and it's wonderful! :)