Thursday, December 30, 2004
Another goal I want to work on is doing more art. I've kind of slacked off in this area, and I want to change that. I already have one project I'm going to be working on for the Adveture Club Interpretive Christmas, but I need to do more.
I also want to give more to people and animals in need. This is a joint effort between Boo Boo and I. I know we can do this!
I also want to enjoy life more and not take things so seriously. It is a fault of mine, and I've been working on this for awhile. What can I say---I'm a work in progress!
I need to exercise more and stay in good shape, especially for Baby Boo. Unfortunately, that includes cutting way-way back on the sweets! I have to refrain from eating chocolate while I'm trying to get pregnant. Caffeine is in chocolate, and the experts say to cut back on caffeine when you are trying to get pregnant. I don't drink coffee or caffeinated soda so the only logical solution is to eliminate chocolate! So sad!
For now, that is all I can think of, but I think it is enough! If I come up with more to add I will...stayed tuned to see!!!
Sunday, December 26, 2004
Everyone got together on my side of the family for Christmas---It was very nice! I was so glad that my brother, Michael, could attend. He has distanced himself for several years away from the family, but it seems he is making a turn for the better.
In the picture above we have:
Top from left to right: My mom holding Ariel, Kevin, & Michael
Middle from left to right: My dad holding Angel, Andy, Shannon(sister-in-law), James, & Chris
Bottom from left to right: Boo Boo & Yogi
Friday, December 24, 2004
Monday, December 20, 2004
There once was a kitty named Cimbi, and he smelled very bad.
You see, Cimbi has been wearing a cone around his head. The unfortunate event came about because he has been gnawing at his tail. The excessive licking and chewing has made him bald in the back and has caused open sores. Let it be known that we have taken him to the Vet with this problem, and they suggested the cone. We love our pets and wouldn't let them go through any pain. Just so that is clear!
Moving along---Cimbi was a very sad looking individual!
Cimbi stunk up a storm, because he can't clean himself, and Harmony will have nothing to do with this predicament. So Boo Boo and I had to give him a bath, so he can smell sweetly clean like all cats should. The End!
Monday, December 13, 2004
I just thought I would post this picture of John and I, because I think it is cute. This picture was taken in 2002 at Mount Rushmore. We had only been together for four months. It was so much fun, and I can't wait til we go road tripping again...This time New York! Start spreading the news...
I just wanted to Blog about the love of my life, Boo Boo. He is a very sweet and wonderful man, and he always makes me smile. That is all I really wanted to say...Oh yeah, I can't wait to spend my first Christmas as a married woman. Only 12 more days to go!
Sunday, December 12, 2004
It was fun, and I got to introduce my Boo Boo to the people I work with. Now he knows what kind of people I'm with everyday---ooooo, scary! :) Just kidding!
Christmas parties are done! Now lets celebrate with friends and family---whooooo...13 more days til Christmas!
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Afterwards, we went to pick-up our car from the valet, and the guy couldn't get into the car. We followed him to where are car was and John's key fob no longer worked. Aughhhh! John's key only starts the car it doesn't get into the car, because he had the starter replaced a couple of years ago. John thought he could throw away the keys that actually get into the car, because he thought the new key to start the car would also work to get into the car. Yeah, he should have checked to see if the new key worked before he threw out the old keys. That's my Boo Boo!;-)
Anyway, long story short, we ended up taking the light rail to the Mineral station, and my mom picked us up. We didn't have our house key with us and thankfully my parents have a spare key. Errgggg....what an evening!
Today, we had to go to the VW dealership to see if they can make a new key fob. Well, they can't unless they have both keys. The guy we were talking to seemed a little overwhelmed (probably still new to the job), but another guy had a name of a locksmith that could help us. Thankfully the stars were aligned for us this morning, because the locksmith was close by to the hotel when John called him. The locksmith met us at the hotel, and he made a new key. All for under a hundred dollars. The locksmith had a cute miniature pincher in his van named Rosco. Very cute! Took some ease off the annoying situation that was quickly fixed. John and I were on our way thanking our lucky stars!
Tomorrow night is my job's Christmas party. We are having it at the Traildust Steakhouse, so that will be nice. Hopefully, John and I will have a little less drama at my Christmas party. :)
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Yesterday was a fun day because John and I and our friend, Jackie, went to The Denver Zoo. We had a lot of fun and we didn't have to deal with a lot of people, because it was cold outside. My favorite highlight was the baby lion cubs---they were so cute! I wanted to see the baby gorilla, but she was inside with her mama. They can't have the male gorillas out with the mama gorilla and the baby at the same time, so they alternate them. Otherwise the male gorillas will kill the baby---sad! However, one of the male gorillas was very entertaining to watch. He was sitting on a spindle-looking seat next to the glass, and he kept making funny faces. He even stuck his tongue out at Jackie! Hehehehe, cute!
Afterwards, we went to dinner at Claim Jumper restaurant---a place of humiliation for me on April 17, 2004 (My Bachelorette Party). Nevertheless, a great restaurant to go to that has good fun and a Colorado-like atmosphere. Later on, we all played Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Gamecube---Jackie's favorite character--Yoshi, John's favorite character--between Link and Donkey Kong, and I prefer Kirby and Pikachu.
On Friday, we went out with my friend from work, Jessica, and her boyfriend, Jason. We went to the Molly Brown house---interesting place with a strong presence throughout. Later on, we ate at New York on 17th, but it is no longer named that. They decided six weeks ago to change it to an Italian restaurant---no longer our favorite place to go for a little bit of back home anymore. Afterwards, we went to see a movie called "National Treasure" with Nicholas Cage. It was a surprisingly, good movie, and we got to see it for free. Jessica's brother works at a movie theatre, and he gives her free passes all the time. Nice perk!
Anyway, that is my weekend! Today is all about the cuddling to stay warm!:)
Friday, November 26, 2004
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Friday, November 05, 2004
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
I also want to remember my sweet baby, Melody. The anniversary of her death was on November 1st. I got so caught up in the upcoming election that I completely forgot. However, I want to take this time to give homage to Melody who has been gone for 3 years. Melody, I love you and I miss you. Goodbye for now, my sweet Melody.
Friday, October 29, 2004
Sunday, October 24, 2004
On October 30th, John & I will be going to a friends Halloween Party. I'm not quite sure what to expect, but I'm sure it will be fun. I think we are doing a Pumpkin Carving Contest. I will try to do my Winnie the Pooh pumpkin head that I did 5 or 6 years ago. That's a cute one!
Ahhh and no Blog is complete without the mentioning of the upcoming election on November 2nd. I can't wait to vote that bastard out of the White House. I wish the narrow-minded people who keep supporting him could see the blood on his hands. I don't know how anyone could be so pig-headed! The man sent us into a WAR without thinking the whole process through. Over a thousand of our US soldiers are dead! In addition to the US soldiers, we have hundreds of more deaths from people of other countries as well. Can't these Right-Wing Republicans see this or are they simply closing their eyes and taking a deaf ear to this horrendous tragedy?!? What is wrong with people in this world today? I hope enough people vote the right person into the White House, or God help us all!!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Friday, September 17, 2004
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Saturday, September 11, 2004
Monday, September 06, 2004
Friday, September 03, 2004
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Sunday, August 01, 2004
On July 30th, we went to the movies to see "The Village". Despite the mixed reviews, we liked it. We celebrated on Saturday going to dinner with my parents and younger brother. We are also planning on going to dinner tonight with two of our friends. It was a very nice birthday! Next year, I might have someone else in my life to celebrate my birthday with.;) Hehehehe
Saturday, July 24, 2004
I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a minor in Visual Arts. I love the arts, but I especially love to draw and paint. I'm currently painting murals on one of my bedroom walls for when my husband and I have a future bambino. I am doing a Winnie the Pooh theme, because the innocence and sweetness of this little bear of very little brain makes me smile.
Like I said above, after I graduated, I spent time in Virginia. I worked at a day care with infants and preschool children. It was a nice day care located on a large piece of land with a large house built in 1890 (It held the office for the center) and several individual cottages sheltering individual age groups. The house was haunted. In fact a lot of the old houses in this area were haunted. I personally never saw a ghost, but I felt like I was being watched whenever I went to the third floor staff lounge. Also the air was a lot thicker on this floor than it was anywhere else. I never felt afraid just intrigued. Another great feature of this day care was taking the babies on walks to see the center's own farm animals. It was a nice place for a day care.
I was living with my parents in Virginia, because I couldn't afford to move out. I had no choice but to move to a place I could afford, so I moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1996 to try to embark on a new adventure of my own. This was a very lonely time in my life. I was living in a new area and the closest person I knew lived three hours away. I wish it was closer, but three hours was going to be the best I could do for awhile. I was able to find a job right away working at a telecommunications center setting up conference calls. Not a very exciting job, but I did make some good friends. I lived downtown my first year in Missouri, because I always wanted the experience of living in a city. It was different but that's about it.
I moved to Independence my second year and after a few months of living in my new apartment, I wanted to have company. I bought two Scottish Fold kittens from a breeder that lived nearby. Harmony and Melody were born on January 24, 1998. I had to wait awhile to actually have them come live with me, because the breeder takes care of having the cats spayed and making sure they receive all their shots for the first year of life. They were finally mine when they were five months old. They were the cutest little, fluff balls you have ever seen. It took them a week to get use to me as their new mom. It didn't take long for them to bond, and I started a new phase in my life as a pet owner. I've had pets growing up, but I was never the official "mom".
During the month of August of 1998, I moved back to Colorado with Harmony and Melody to embark on another new adventure. My family had already moved back to Colorado from Virginia a year and a half earlier, so I wasn't going back to an empty place. I had family close by again! I lived with my parents a few months while I tried to find a job and a place to live. I worked a lot of temp jobs before I finally found a permanent job as a secretary at a mortgage company. I stayed for a couple of months, but I ended up working at a day care again taking care of infants. I was much happier with the babies than where I was. I also found a place to live. It was a brand new apartment, and I was back on my own again.
I started the job at the day care in May of 1999 and I stayed until September of 2000. During this time, I went back to school in January of 2000 to receive my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I was on my way to become an elementary school teacher. I quit the day care to work at a school as a child's aide for the middle school and high school. It was the school I went to from 8th grade to 12th grade. It was my favorite school, because it was the only school I attended where I felt like I belonged.
I went back to the day care part-time to make extra money while I worked in the school. I was sad when the job ended in May of 2001, but I couldn't continue on to next year. I was about to start student teaching in the fall.
I met a guy that summer, and we started a relationship. It didn't work out. He broke up with me after six months of dating. At the time, I was devastated. However, I can't help but to look back now and realize what a jerk he was. The best example I can think of for this is when he invited me to come over to spend time together. The phone rang and two of his female friends asked him to come and meet them at the bar down the street, and he went. He didn't seem to understand why I was upset, and I wish I was an emotionally stronger person at the time, because I would have ended the relationship right at that moment. Instead he eventually ended it the weekend after Thanksgiving of 2001. Despite all his short comings, the best thing he ever did for me was to break-up. That was my biggest gain, because I found a great man two months later.
On November 1, 2001 I lost my sweet baby, Melody. She got very sick and I had her at the vet trying to see if they could help her, but sadly she lost the battle. I miss her everyday, but I'm thankful to still have her sister. That's really all I want to say about that.
Needless to say, I was at a rough point in my life. November was a bad month for me. I was grieving over a lost pet, I was unemployed, and I was dumped. I was struggling to keep my head up, but I tried.
I met my husband January 12, 2002. We met a week earlier online, and we started dating. I finally found someone to love me as much as I love them. On April 18, 2004, we got married and we are enjoying every moment we have together. In between our dating and engagement, I graduated with my Masters in May of 2002. I started working as a teacher in August of 2002 in a combined classroom of 4th/5th graders for my first year of teaching. For my second year of teaching, I worked as a substitute teacher. This year I'm waiting to see what will be in store for me. I can only imagine!