Friday, April 28, 2006


I love Eagles. I think they are fascinating. Anyway, a co-worker sent me an email with a link to watch an Eagle sit on the eggs until they hatch. They somehow set up a camera to catch it! How neat! So check it out. There is a notice on the page that some times it takes a while because of the amount of people trying to watch! Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

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Thirteen Things that I Ponder....
1. Do you think that hobos still ride on open trains (I always think of the boxcar children when I watch a train go by)
2. Why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
3. I was rearranging our fridge and freezer to fit more food in and it hit me that the freezer doesn't have a light, but the fridge does...why?
4. Does the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle have the same tune?
(You just sang them didn't you!!!)
5. How is it that I can eat hamburger and pork just fine, but when it comes
to deer hunting, I think that's wrong? (I swear it's the whole Bambi thing)
6. Why is it that we complain about gas prices, but we are still driving huge
SUV's and still drive to a place just down the road? (I'm guilty of it too, but I
just wonder why we don't change something then!)
7. Why is it that I can not seem to stop biting my finger I do it
without even knowing it and I hate it!!!! (Any suggestions?)
8. Why is it that work goes by soooo slow, but then after work, it's already 10pm?
9. I just took my puppy to the vet for my parents a couple weeks ago and
she HATES it when we blow in her face, but she was more than happy to
put her head out the window on the way to the vet...why is that?
10. (I got this one from my cousin) Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere but a hemorrhoid when it is in you ass ?
11. Why is it that everyone visits the blogs on Thursdays, but don't read the
rest of the week? Are we boring the other 6 days?
12. Why is it that we know fast food restaurants are horrible for us, yet we
still find ourselves driving there are a long day at work?
13. Why do people just leave "mine are up" when they comment on your
TT. Can't you find anything to comment on out of these 13 things?
I'll add you throughout the day so make sure to leave a comment (like #13 says!!!)
1. ames
2. Mary
3. Janet
9. Jen
10. Ardice
12. Jane

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I tagged myself from Goofy girl!

1) Total number of books I own?
I honestly could not even begin to count them. I still have books at my parents house in storage. Whew!

2) The last book I bought?
I haven't bought a book in a while, but I believe it was "Night" by Elie Wiesel (The new Oprah Book Club Book!) I haven't read it yet though.

3) The last book I read?
I just finished "My Sister's Keeper"!!!! It is AWESOME! I highly recommend this book to anyone! Seriously. Very very good. I was sad to get to the end.

4) What I am currently reading?
Well, I haven't started another book yet, because I just finished "My Sister's Keeper" last night, but I have a new Iris Johansen book "No Where to Run" (I believe!!!) sitting on my night stand.

5) Five books that have meant a lot to me or that I loved the most
"My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
All of the Harry Potter books
All of the Janet Evanovich books (it's a great series!)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Janet Fluke's books (they have great recipes too!!)

If you want to play, tag yourself! I don't want to make anyone do this (especially for those who don't like to read!)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Another Monday

Well, it's another Monday that seemed to take forever! My work day went VERY slow but I am thankful to say IT'S OVER! So hello to everyone out there and I hope you had better Mondays!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

My Birthday Flowers :-)

Well, I said I would post pictures of my flowers and I figured out how to get them loaded, so here they are! The pink roses are really blooming now and they look just fabulous! I love getting flowers and I don't get them often so when I do get them, I try to make them last as long as possible!!!! Enjoy the pictures.

Friday, April 21, 2006

My favorite day of the year!

Well, today is my favorite day of the year! Fiance got home from work last night with two things of flowers for me and some presents. Then he took me out for dinner. My parents are coming today so he wanted to make it special last night and it definitely was. When I get the pictures uploaded, I'll share the flowers because they are BEAUTIFUL! (I am, however, biased!)

Thank you for all the birthday wishes...I do appreciate them! Well, I am off to finish up a little cleaning, make some cookies and then read and relax til my parents show up!

Oh and just in case anyone cares, I was born right around this time (as a C-section) and weighed in at 7lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long. My mom was knocked out for the birth so my dad was the first to hold me. My mom found out she had a girl after coming to and then puked. I don't know if that was a good sign or not!!!

Have wonderful Fridays everyone!

***Update*** By the way...from my 13 list yesterday, #9 (about getting hiking boots)...well fiance took it upon himself to get me some and give them to me for my birthday! I had a good laugh, but they do have pink in them so I do believe I am okay :-) They are the wrong size, so I need to go in and exchange them, but he did pick up a great pair (oh and ps...they don't go over my ankles....yes!!!!!)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

My 2nd "official" Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

1. I hate mornings. No matter which way I look at them, I just don't like them. I fight myself every morning that I have to be up.

2. I am an only child, but I never enjoyed it when I was younger. I always wanted siblings until college and then I appreciated being the only one.

3. I am very close to my parents. I talk to them daily.

4. My first puppy, Cashew, is 13 1/2 now. She is deaf and blind and is becoming senile. It's hard to make the decision to put her down. She really is a part of the family.

5. My grandma will be 80 this summer (she lives in FL). The only thing she wanted for her birthday was to come up here to WI to go to an hold restaurant she always enjoyed. So that's what we're doing for her!

6. My birthday is tomorrow and I'll be 24 (yikes!) Where has the time gone?

7. The apartment the fiance and I are in now is my 1st apartment besides my parent's house and living at school!

8. I love keeping track of the bills and writing out the checks. I enjoy doing all the banking stuff checkbook doesn't balance! That's so annoying!

9. I need to buy hiking boots. I've been putting it off because I don't like shoes that go over my ankles, however, fiance informed me that's what they're for (to protect the ankles!) I'm still putting it off....

10. My parents are bringing down a bunch of their old camping stuff so hopefully fiance and I can go camping some time soon. We're hoping for next weekend. This weekend I believe we are going hiking (which means I need to do #9)

11. I am very afraid of bees. I was stung when I was little and have been afraid since then.

12. I do a lot of driving for my job and because of that, I have learned to LOVE music. It's very relaxing when I have to drive long distances to pop in a mixed CD and sing at the top of my lungs. Time goes by faster too.

13. I had a hard time with this week. For some reason, I couldn't come up with 13 things very easily. Usually, I have these done in less than 5 min. Happy Thursday!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Sonya 15. Scouser

2. Janet 16. EmilyRoseJewel

3. Carmen 17. Kelly

4. Ocean Lady 18. TNChick

5. Becky 19. Courtney

6. Chaotic Mom 20. Melli

7. Alexia 21. Just Expressing Myself

8. Goofy Girl 22. Elle

9. Suzy 23. Mary

10. Feathers 24. Lauren

11. Ames

12. Ginger

13. Jane

14. Pink Chihuahua Princess

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What is my inner child?

Your Inner Child Is Surprised
You see many things through the eyes of a child. Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.You cherish all of the details in life.Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.
You Are a Learning Cook
You've got the makings of an excellent cook, and the desire to be one.But right now, you're just lacking the experience. You couldn't be a top chef yet, but you could be an apprentice.

Lyrics of the Week

I will listen to almost any type of music. Lately I've been listening to more country and I don't know why. I used to be big into country and then starting to listening to other things and now I'm back.

I decided to pick these lyrics this week because with having a wedding coming up the fiance and I have been looking at music to play and just hearing songs that we like (he doesn't like country for the record). So here we go...every time I hear this song, I turn it up and sing out loud :-)

Phil Vassar
The Last Day of My Life

I just left Bobby's house:
The service was today.
Got me thinkin' about how fragile life is,
As I drove away.
You know Amy was his only love,
In a moment she was gone, long gone:
It could have been me or you.
Oh, baby, there's no time to lose.

So I'm gonna bring home a dozen roses,
An' pour us a glass of wine.
An' I'm gonna put on a little music,
An' turn down the lights.
An' I'm gonna wrap my arms around you,
An' rock you all through the night,
An' I'm gonna love you,
Like it's the last day of my life.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Another Manic Monday...wait, it's Tuesday!

Today was, ahem, is long. I drove 2 1/2 hours ONE WAY to get to a work meeting that lasted 4 hours and then turned around and drove another 2 1/2 hours to get home. Needless to say, I had a lot of windshield time. Some random semi honked at me...good time. So I pulled over on the next exit thinking that either a) I had a flat tire or b) my gas cap was open (I was so tired today!) Well, it was neither and I was pissed. So I get back on the highway and eventually caught back up with the semi and he has the nerve to honk again! I mean, come on...seriously? Oh yes, apparently so. I just sped up and passed him hoping he wouldn't come around again. That's very nerve wracking. I already hate semis and driving by them and then to have one honk, not once, but twice is just not fun.

Anyway, I watched American Idol tonight and did not, I repeat did not enjoy Kelly at.all. She did not do a good job and she was correct in saying it was butchered. I am hoping to see her leave tomorrow. I enjoy Taylor...he's a riot to watch and one of the only performers that fiance will watch with me. He gets a kick out of Taylor as well!!!

I'm debating having "Song Lyrics of the Week" to post on here. Just something different to throw around. I'll keep you posted. I've been enjoying seeing Janet's and others posting 6 random things only three of which are true. I'm also debating doing that. I don't know how much fun mine would be!

Well, it's late and I must sleep! Oh I see that Katie Holmes finally popped out her child...thank God! I was beginning to think the only news coverage on TV would be her walking around waiting for her water to break (sorry, I'm not a huge fan!)

I better go before I get bad comments about not posting when I'm crabby! Forgive me for needing to vent! Good night....I must sleep!

Monday, April 17, 2006

I've been tagged!

Nicole has tagged me. This is my first tag. Here goes...

1. I have had around 8 or 9 kidney stones and they are VERY painful! I would not recommend it to anyone--not even people I didn't like.

2. My first Easter meal turned out GREAT! Nobody got sick (haha) and everyone ate a lot of food.

3. I am an only child, but when I was young, my mom ran a daycare and there was one girl who I called my "sister" and have since then. She's moving closer to me and I can't wait!!!

4. I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger and then wanted to be a German teacher. I ended up doing social work instead because I decided I didn't want to have a classroom and would rather work with families and children.

5. I hate almost all vegetables! I have never enjoyed them and will only a few. I am also very picky about the fruit I will eat. I am just an all around picky eater!

6. I love the spring and the fall. The spring because everything is blooming and it always smells so fresh and the fall for the beautiful changing of the leaves and it's cooler, but not too cold!

Now, who do I tag????

Goofy Girl
Gone to Plaid

Here are the rules of this tag:
1.Go write weird facts/things/etc. about yourself in my comment box and on your blog, then tag six more people!
2. Then leave a comment that says “You are tagged” in their comments telling them to read your blog. ENJOY!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Just another Saturday....

Well, Saturday is going fairly smoothly, but Friday was not a fun day! I woke up around 2am Friday morning and was very uncomfortable. After about an hour, I woke up the fiance and told him that I believed that I had yet *another* kidney stone. He asked if we should go to the ER and I told him that I didn't know. I was in way too much pain to be making decisions.

We ended up going to the ER around 3:45 and were there until around 8am. They gave me an IV and some nice drugs to put in there. All my blood work came back fine, but they did declare that I indeed had a kidney stone. So, they sent me off with prescriptions and told me to come back if it got worse. I slept most of the day away and fiance stayed home in the morning with me and went to work for the afternoon.

I woke up this morning feeling better and only with some slight pain. It's slowly going away which I'm hoping meant I passed the damn thing! This is about my 10th one (I think I'm being generous with that number) and the pain still hurts every time! Fiance and I are going for a "NO MORE STONES" policy :-) We'll see how that works.

Now today just cleaning up the apartment and doing little errands to prepare for Easter tomorrow. My parents are coming down here to celebrate and I'm making my 1st Easter meal. Wish me luck

Happy Easter to all those who celebrate it!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thirteen Random Things-For my Random Mind today

1. There are 485 days until I get married!
2. My birthday is next Friday!
3. I am taking off of work on my birthday and my parents are coming down to visit!
4. I am very nervous about going back to graduate school. School just seems to different now...
5. I love reality TV (Amazing Race, AI, Bachelor(ette), Real World (when we had cable!)
6. The last movie I saw in the theater was Narnia and I really did enjoy it!
7. I can't wait for The Da Vinci Code to come out on film!
8. I am making my first Easter dinner on Sunday! (YIKES!)
9. We got the end tables and coffee table yesterday and our living room looks awesome now!
10. I really want a puppy... so I'm settling for the one here on my blog (btw, feed him while you're here, he's cute!)
11. My fiance is starting his doctorate in physical therapy this summer!
12. We both want to spend a lot of weekend camping this summer!
13. However, we have 4 weddings, a family reunion, a grad. party, and numerous other thing already planned :-( and :-)

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Janet

2. undercover_angel

3. Nicole

4. Diary of the Nello

5. YellowRose

6. Mierda del Toro...Its a Fine Art

7. Strong Enough

8. Of Sound Mind?!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wednesday Night Results Show

I watched American Idol tonight and was really hoping that some body who sang bad last night *AHEM* (ace) would be going home. Yeah yeah yeah, I know, but he's soooooo cute. Well, cute only gets you so far. I don't think he has the best voice or even the strongest voice. Anyway, I like Elliott. I've said it from the beginning. He's unique and I enjoy listening to his voice. I also enjoy Bucky from time to time. He sings some good songs and has that country thing going for him. I was upset that Elliott was in the bottom three but I guess I understood. I knew Bucky would only be on for so long, so tonight we say SO LONG to Bucky and wish him the best. I wonder what Rod Stewart will bring for us next week. I'm anxious to know what Chris (the rocker) will do for Rod. Hmmm...something to ponder until it's on again next Tuesday :-)


Okay, now this may seem like a simple thing to most people, but honestly, how the H E double hockey sticks can I make the Blogroll names SMALLER. They take up the whole side and then some go on the bottom. I love that they are there (new friends, yay!), but they take up SO MUCH ROOM. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. To top it off, I can't find in the template where I put the link, so that's not helpful either.

Off to make dinner, who knows what'll be yet....

Blingo craze!

Okay, I am officially into the BLINGO craze! I've heard about it for a while now and have finally joined. Help me and you both win prizes by joining. I was very skeptical too but have seen that it really is legit and now have seen people who win! No strings attached. What's the harm in trying? Sign up by my link so that they know I sent you and if you win, I win too! It's simple and fun. It's like google, same search engine, just a chance to win prizes while searching!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Officially crazy!!!

Okay, I think that I am officially crazy. I went and met with my advisor today about grad. school and I seriously think I'm in for more than I bargined. Don't get me wrong, I'm not turning back now...but wow!!! I will definitely have my hands full. I am very lucky in the fact that I have an AMAZING sister who is going to be a God send when it comes to this wedding. She is so willing to help with *everything* that I feel better about it.

So I'm going back to work now to figure out how to juggle full-time school, full-time work...oh yes and planning a wedding *SIGH*

Monday, April 10, 2006


So I read some where a couple weeks ago that if you want to start a new habit or break yourself of one, you need to do it for 21 days at least in order to make it a habit.

So I have a habit that I want to break....biting my finger nails. I hate that I do it. is Day 1 of Operation Stop the Biting!!!!

Only 20 days to go til I don't do it any more :-)

Wish me luck!

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

The new pet

So...if you look on the right side of the blog down a little ways, you will see "row row" He is the new blog pet! If you want to be entertained for a while click on the box of dog treats. This will make a dog treat appear. Click again over the dog's head and he will jump for the treat. What a smart dog!!! Be entertained!

Friday, April 07, 2006



Well, the couch, chair and ottoman is. They forgot to put the coffee table and end tables on the order...hrmph! So now those will come on Wednesday. Oh well, better late than never I guess!

Copy cat

I decided to steal my sister's idea of her layout...check out her blog's on the links on the side. She is graduating soon and has some mixed feeling about moving on. It's a good blog, so check it out and leave her a message saying I sent you :-)

A late one...again

Yes, I am late with updating this again. Seems to be a tradition around here. Oh's my blog and if I'm late writing an update, who cares, right?

I'm just going to do 13 random things because I can't think of a theme this week and honestly, I don't have the creativity today either.

1. Matt and I get new living room furniture today! A new couch, chair, ottoman, coffee table, and 2 end tables....fabulous!

2. My sister graduates in under a month and I just can't believe it....seems like yesterday we were playing together at Tiny Tots.

3. So this week at work has SUCKED...too many people whining and crisises happening everywhere...EVERYONE JUST CALM DOWN FOR 1 DAY!!!

4. I know the photographer that I want for the wedding and I've talked with him, but we can't seem to find a day to get together in Appleton and I don't want him to be booked by someone else!

5. I've been under a lot of stress lately (can you tell????) to be able to figure out grad. school, full time job and planning the wedding....I am honestly getting a headache just thinking about.

6. I do miss my parents...I keep telling myself that I'm almost 24 and I shouldn't need to be by my parents so much, but then I remind myself that I'm one of the lucky few to honestly love my parents and want to be with them so then I allow myself to miss them again :-)

7. I miss the Eau Claire that I left last May. Going back now it's not the same nor will it ever be again. Looking back, college is fun and was such a unique time in my life and I will never forget it!

8. I've also realized that in order for me to grow into the person I want to become, I needed to leave Eau Claire and everything that meant. I could not achieve my goals in life in EC and I am learning to accept that.

9. I honestly am very excited to be starting my graduate program this fall. Who knew that I would be going for a Master's degree? That just seemed so far away...

10. I am excited about asking my bridesmaid's to stand up in the wedding. Matt and I agreed to 3 each and I can't wait to ask. We didn't want to ask too early but now it's getting exciting!

11. I have a lot of paperwork to get done today and all I can think about is the new furniture that could be here any minute now (we have a 9:30-12:30 time slot). Woohoo!!!

12. I'm on call this week and I don't like being on call. It means that I have to have my cell phone by me at all times and have to be careful when being out after business hours in case there is a call. Oh well, it's only about every 3 1/2-4 months.

13. Wow, this is 13 already huh? I didn't think I was going to be creative and then I just took off. Hope you enjoyed them. Leave me comments for goodness sakes!