Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 6 - A Stranger (30 Days of Me)

Well I can't really talk about a stranger that I have had contact with today but it's 425pm and I am still in my PJs and just woke up from a nice long nap!! 

The last strange I can remember having contact with is actually the hosptial staff on Tuesday.  Each person I talked to that day and had to verify my birthday relized that my birthday was the next day and each of them wished me a happy early birthday!  I thought that was very nice of them!

It was too funny that when I was telling a friend at work about this it was funny because she was like "I wouldn't have even relized the dates!"  And to think about it, a lot of people most likely wouldn't put the dates together that way so it was really neat that each of those ladies at the hosptial did!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 5 - Your Dreams (30 days of me)

My dreams??? Hmmmm???  I dream of winning the lottery but then again who doesn't! LOL

This could be taken two routes.  What do I dream of for myself (like as my future) or what I did dream of for myself or actually what do a Dream at night when I sleep!  Well I might as well address all thee above!!

As for what I dream about at night when I sleep, I don't really know!!  I haven't been remembering many dreams lately :(  The only one I can remember was a "clip" about how I was shopping (post-op) and I kept grabbing sizes that were too big and when I finally grabbed a size clothing that fit it was a number I don't EVER remember being able to fit in! LOL

For my dreams and aspiration, well right now I can honestly say I don't have much or more so I don't have any thing that isn't attainable within a few years.  I want to have a home with a yard so that my daughter and dog have a place to play.  I want to have extra money to travel with and to just enjoy life with my husband and daughter!  I do wish that I will have a more stable job that I enjoy doing as well as I enjoy this one!

What I dreamed of for the future many moons ago was that I would someday be a Lawyer in NYC!!!  Well the lawyer part isn't ever going to happen and I won't live in NYC but I do live an hour away! YAY!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 4 - Your Siblings (30 days of me)

WOW, my sibling, what can I say about my sister Chance.  She's Great and now that I'm an adult and we don't live together I LOVE HER!! LOL

Growing up was interesting to say the least!  I was the younger sister and I wanted to be all up in her business!  Doesn't every younger sister?  Since we didn't have a lot of parental supervision (back in the day when you were able to leave children at home alone) we did a lot of whatever it was we wanted to do and of course, I wanted to do whatever it was that her and her friends were doing! I'm sure she hated me for awhile because of it! But, what older sister doesn't?

After we were no longer living under the same roof and we were both out on our own things became the way they are supposed to, we are friends!  Shoot, there for awhile we lived about 4 blocks from one another and it was Great!  That was when she had my oldest nephew and I really think that brought us a lot closer!!  Since he was my first nephew, I wasn't married yet, you can believe I saw him (and my sister) pretty much EVERYDAY for the first year of his life, thus how Chance and I became closer!

As the years have gone on we have still had our share of disaggrements (usually about money, what isn't?) but we really are great friends and she's my sister, no matter how annoyed I get with her I Love her and I will do ANYTHING for her!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 3 - Your Crush (30 days of Me)

Well honestly I don't have a crush since I have already found the love of my life - my soulmate!  Granted, there are people out there that I find very attractive but I wouldn't say that I have a crush on anyone! 

Shane and I both LOVE the TV show Friends!  We watched all the shows when they were on (and now own them on DVD) and there was a show where they had a "list" of the famous person who is "free" for them to "sleep with"!!  Well Shane and I joke all the time about who is on our "list"! LOL  I still wouldn't call that a crush but the top of my list is Channing Tatem.  He's HOT!  For the longest time it was LL Cool J because that man has the best abs! LOL

But all in all, sorry to dissappoint but I don't have a crush!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 2 - Your Ex Boyfriend (30 days of me)

Well I have to admit that I have had my fair share of these! LOL Most of them not very serious and some of them sure were Fun!

I guess when I really think about an ex boyfriend though I do think of my most "serious" relationship before my husband and that was with Andy. (funny enough that today is his birthday as I'm writing this) Andy really was a great guy but we were young and dumb to say the least.  For a long time I really did think that we were in it for the long haul until things ended, which I have to be honest that I don't really remember exactly how they ended??  My poor brain has been fried so many times over that I can't remember a lot of things about growing up, I'm too old! 

It was just not too long ago that I was sitting at work in training and my phone said I had a friend request on Facebook and sure enough it was Andy.  I didn't know how to react?  Should I accept or not?  I talked to Shane about it that evening when I got home and of course he didn't care either way (not as if I was asking for approval but I felt it was a respect thing to let him know that I might accept the request.)  In the end I did accept because there shouldn't be any reason not to, I'm an adult, married for almost 10 years and Andy was a part of my past that I don't regret (I don't regret any of past actually) and I have wondered many times what happened to him!  So he sends me a message and we get to "chatting" back and forth via the messages on facebook.  He is married with step-kids and seems very happy.  He is sober and doing really well.  I was very happy to hear this and I am very happy for him!  I have to admit though that it was strange to "talk" to him again after so many years.  He really was the first guy I was IN love with and I wish him all the best!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 1 (of 30 Days of Me)

Day 1 is supposed to be about my best friend!  This is a hard question to answer because I honestly have three best friends that I wouldn't trade for anything!

My Husband!  He really is my best friend and I know he would be very surprised to know this but I do put him before all the others!! LOL  It's been a "thing" for many years that we've been together that I put my friends first because they are always there for me no matter what but honestly my husband has been there for me through it all for the last 10+ years!  We have known each other for 11 years and we were friends before we were lovers!  We've been through a lot in the past 11 years and I know I can always count on him to be there for me!

Brooke!  WOW, what can I say about Brooke.  She's everything I need in a friend!  She is real and will always tell me how it is no matter what.  It could be something that is going to hurt my feelings but if I need to hear it, she'll tell me!  Even though we have literally only seen each other 1 time since 2006 it doesn't matter, we are still the best of friends!  That one time we did finally see each other again, it was as if nothing had ever changed even though A LOT had changed in those years!  We both lived in OCONUS locations but still found time with the crazy time difference to talk at least once a month if not more!  I wish we could be closer together and even though I would have never wanted to live in TX I would move there in a heart beat if I had a job just so that I could be closer to Brooke!

Brandi!  She is my daughter's Godmother so we know that she is VERY important to me!  I think that without Brandi I wouldn't be the mother or the Army wife I am today! (Granted we are retired Army now)  She thought me a lot about how I WANT to be.  What kind of mother and wife (read homemaker as well) I want to be and I feel that she gave me a lot of strength in the first few years of being an Army wife and mother!   She is also my spiritual friend who helped me get back into the church and I can't ever thank her enough for that! I too would never have seen myself choose to live anywhere in LA but if I found a job, I would go in a heartbeat just to live closer to Brandi again!

Well as I said, I can't choose just one, all three are my best friends for different reasons and I will NEVER give them up!

30 Days of Me

A couple of my friends  are doing this, and it seemed like a great way for me to reveal the "real me".

Day 1 - Your Best Friend
Day 2 - Your Ex Boyfriend
Day 3 - Your Crush
Day 4 - Your Siblings (Or Closest Relative)
Day 5 - Your Dreams
Day 6 - A Stranger
Day 7 - Your Parents
Day 8 - Your Favorite Opposite Sex Friend
Day 9 - Someone You Wish You Could Meet
Day 10 - Someone You Don't Talk To As Much As You'd Like Too
Day 11 - A Deceased Person You Wish You Could Talk Too
Day 12 - The Person You Hate Most/Caused You A Lot Of Pain
Day 13 - Someone You Wish You Could Forgive
Day 14 - Someone You've Drifted From
Day 15 - The Person You Miss the Most
Day 16 - Someone That's Not In Your State/Country
Day 17 - Someone From Your Childhood
Day 18 - The Person That You Wish You Could Be
Day 19 - Someone That Pesters Your Mind (Good or Bad)
Day 20 - The One That Broke Your Heart The Hardest
Day 21 - Someone You Judged By Their First Impression
Day 22 - Someone You Want To Give A Second Chance To
Day 23 - The Last Person You Hugged
Day 24 - The Person That Gave You Your Favorite Memory
Day 25 - The Person You Know That Is Going Through The Worst Of Times
Day 26 - The Last Person You Made A Pinky Promise To
Day 27 - The Friendliest Person You Knew For Only One Day
Day 28 - Someone That Changed Your Life
Day 29 - The Person That You Want To Tell Everything Too, But Are Afraid To
Day 30 - Your Reflection In The Mirror

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A few pics of St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Partick's Cathedral

WOW, words don't even really describe how AMAZINGLY AWESOME St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City is!!  A few weeks ago we went into the city on a tour with LTS and we stopped at the church and Shane and I said that we must go back to mass.  Well this morning Paxton didn't have CCD classes so we went today. It was an adventure!  Got up all EARLY and on the road to the train station.  Go turned around at one point and finally found our way again to end up late to the train station and missing the train.  Okay, that's it, we're gonna drive!!  We plug in the address and get going!  It wasn't too bad of a drive until we ran into a part of the road that was closed so we take the little detour and OMG people are HORRIBLE!!  They drive where they aren't supposed to drive and could care less if you are where you are supposed to be, they just make room for themselves! UGH! 
So we get going again and end up going over the Manhattan bridge?? Hmmmm, cool going over the bridge but confused why we were??  Finally the GPS says we are where we are supposed to be? WHAT?  No we are NOT!  We are in Brooklyn!  It was the right address, just the wrong city!  We put into the GPS New York City but we should have put Manhattan in.  So we finally get the GPS going in the right direction.  Get back over towards the church and find street parking about a block and a half away! 
Got into the church and of course am totally taken aback by the beauty of it all!  Find seats and wait for Shane to get in.  Then Paxton had to use the restroom so we head to a security guard and ask where it is.  We have to go back across the street.  We RAN!  Found a restroom and got back.  Then Shane had to go too!  That's what we get for being in the car all the way from home to Garrison, to Brooklyn and back to Manhattan! LOL
When the procession was coming through, Paxton was standing on the outside and one of the priests stopped and said he was happy to see we made it back from the restroom! LOL  OMG TOO FUNNY!!! 
Mass was AWESOME!!!  There was 15 alter servers, 5 priests, 3 bishops and the Archbishop!  The three bishops were visiting, 1 from Italy and 2 from the Sudan(sp)!  It was SO COOL!  Plus, mass today about when Jesus healed the Lepers and I immediately thought of our church (which I miss dearly) in Hawaii, Saint Damian of Molokai!  When Archbishop Dolyn started his homily that is mostly what he talked about, Saint (Father) Damian!!
The Creed and the Lords Prayer where both sung in Latin and also a few of the communion songs (there were many with so many people in church)!  VERY COOL!!
During the recession, Archbishop Dolyn stopped and joked with Paxton that he could hear her signing all the way "Up there!"  It was so Cute!!
Next time we are walking around the area of the city there I am going to go in and take a TON of pictures but I do have a few!  I'll try to figure out how to post them!
Afterwards we headed out and came back towards home for Olive Garden!!  Which was "fun" too! LOL  The poor waiter was only on his second day and he made a mistake so no one got their dinners ordered in the system but by this point everyone was full from the app. and salad and breadsticks (thats all I eat anyways! LOL)  So we didn't have to pay for Shanes dinner and we got another free app to bring home! LOL
All in all a Great Day!!  Tonight is "family night" (if Paxton can ever pull away from her friends tonight) and we are going to watch Sky High!  Tomorrow Paxton starts her first day at gymnastics!!
Life is good and God is Great!