Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dear Diary Thursday...

I don't think I can watch anymore about Hurricane Katrina and what it has done. When I was driving in to work this morning and heard on the radio that they had found 30 residents of a nursing home dead, that did it. I have been weepy and crying over many different reports, but this one just devestated me. How could people leave a group of individuals in a NURSING HOME to die in the floodwaters??? On top of that, when I got into work and went to and saw the picture of the dog staying by his deceased owners side at a gas station, it put me right over the top. All of the animals and the elderly that have been left in this devestation to fend for themselves....LIKE THEY FUCKING CAN???? I may not be able to watch anymore of this, but you can believe I will be doing stuff to help out.

Remember, many animal and rescue organizations, including your local animal shelters and the Humane Society, are taking donations to help with the cause. Also, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is bringing in over 100 animals to have in the Super Pet Adoption going on September 16-19 at Petsmart. They need help with fostering, food, anything. There will also be a Dog Wash at Alta Groomery going on September 17 and 100% of the proceeds will be going to help with bringing in the animals.....even if you don't have a dog, just stop by and donate a little money.

Here is wishes of love, energy, support, and happiness to everyone for a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Especially to Connie since her BIRTHDAY is this Saturday....send her reminders that she is getting old.....

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dear Diary Wednesday...

Okay, the depressed mood has totally lifted and I feel like a totally new person! Yeah for me!!!

Last night after working a long day, I went and got my hair trimmed and thinned out, the eyebrows dyed (it didn't take, don't be too excited), watched Dylan get his sideburns and his eyebrows dyed (it did take and he looks fabulous) and then went to pick up my mom and while waiting for her, got my eyebrows waxed and shaped (they look fabulous, could not be more thrilled). It was a long day but it just made me feel much better. Then I got up this morning and put on a skirt that is a size 14 and it is TOO BIG and I haven't worn it for....are you ready and sitting down?.....since I worked at NESCO and how many years ago was that???! I think the weight is coming back off and I am feeling healthy again, so all is well in my world. Oh, and Dylan's Mom also made a point of getting in my face last night and telling me that I WAS NOT FAT, which that made me feel good too.

The weekend is approaching quickly and I just could not be more excited!!! I get to spend a Friday night with my wonderful, wonderful friends having good food (we hope), great company and fantastic positive energy and I just can't wait!! Then I think we have a date with the Ricketts/Breeze couple to see a movie on Saturday night....and add that to the Fair this weekend and my life is totally complete and I can die a happy, happy girl!!! is good to be in Autumn......

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Dear Diary Tuesday....

Condolences and love out to my friend Pam, who lost her father to cancer on Friday. I have no doubt he was a wonderful person because he raised such a loving daughter.

Yesterday ended up being a bit more busy than I had planned. I took my mom shopping and got her ANOTHER outfit for the wedding, which also looks stunning on her. After that, we went and did a bit of clothes shopping for her trip, Petsmart shopping for the animals, and then I headed home. Only moments after getting in the door, my Dad showed up with the ladder and a huge bucket of roof tar. SOOOO, I ended up on the roof tarring a section that I think is causing a very small leak to come down the chimney pipe. Then we took care of the lights in my front yard. After that, I was done for the day.....exhausted. That is one thing I have noticed with the changing of the seasons this year....I am exhausted by the end of the day and can hardly wait to get into bed. I think it is that and a bit of depression that I am battling. I can feel the "dark clouds" receeding, so all should be well by this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, it is the opening of THE FAIR and I am just so very excited for it. I believe that the usual crowd will be there to help me usher in the start of the Autumn Festivities and I am really, really, really looking forward to it.....I hope everyone else is as well!!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Dear Diary Monday...

Happy Day off to everyone!!!

The weekend was pretty darn good. Toni and Rob had us over for dinner this last weekend and it was superb. We spent the night with the Tonster, Robert, Shane and Chet and just relaxed and had probably the most awesome scalloped potatos I have ever consumed....and I consumed a lot of them!

I also spent a lot of my weekend doing yard work and house work. It was nice getting some rooms in order and I also have started decorating the inside of the house for Fall. There is just something about getting out those decorations that makes life worth living.

Last night we went to dinner with Dylan's folks to Spaghetti Mama's and it was a good evening. The food and company were both wonderful and relaxing.

This last week and weekend have been a bit hard on my emotionally and a lot of that has to do with my PERIOD. I have been horribly bloated and just in that "feeling fat" stage and I hate it. I went to my weight in and have put on more than half of the weight that I have taken off. I am back to my Weight Watchers with a vengance now and am also incorporating into it the "eat less, work out more" train of thought to see if I can get a handle on my "physical expansion". To sum it up, I just feel like a big fat cow all of the time now and I need to get a handle on the bad attitude, as it is effecting most every aspect of my life. Just once I would like to look in the mirror and think, "WOW you have lost weight and are looking fabulous and beautiful" but right now, I just can't realistically do that.

Oh well, new day, new week......

Oh and much love out to my blog friend Pam who is losing her Daddy to cancer. Pam, remember we are all here for you even though you are on a totally different continent. Our hearts, our prayers, our energy, and our love are here for you and your family.