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Monday, May 29, 2006

Wedding Hair

This past weekend I went to my cousin's wedding. This lovely event required me to have a special hair style and spend hours in the beauty salon Saturday morning. Why does it take so long? I know, I have lots of think semi-long hair and requires extra time and a spare pair of hands. It took so very long and I just can't sit still that long, but for my lovely cousin, I did. When I took my hair out Sunday morning, I counted 36 bobby pins!
It goes against the laws of physics!

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the service members for everything you do and the sacrifices you make for our country.
TS, I love you. Please stay safe and come home soon.

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Sunday, May 28, 2006


I spent the last 2 days at a family wedding. The wedding its self was fine. The bride (my cousin Lindsay) and the ceremony were beautiful. The time with my family was very emotional. This weekend was the first time I spent with them since my mom died. Many of them I haven't seen in quite awhile, so they were looking for details and help understanding my parents life.
We just talk about my parents with the family (this is my father's side), how everything happened, why it happened, and what we felt. It's difficult for me talking about my mom. I love her and miss her everyday, but I've made peace with most of my feelings of anger and disappointment in the way she lived and died. Most of the time it felt good, but there were many times my family just couldn't understand what we've been through. We all sat up drinking, talking and crying Friday night and I was able to admit and talk about my feelings for my family. It was a good time but also very sad.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

My own bed

I'm home and slept last night in my own bed. I guess I need to rephrase that, I tried to sleep in my own bed last night. My internal body clock has no idea what time it is or when I should sleep. I was up a good part of last night and early this morning. The oddest part of it is I'm not really tired. The last time I slept, and I mean really slept all night was on Tuesday night. Isn't that odd? I think so. I know it's going to catch up with me sooner or later (hopefully this weekend), but as of now I'm just fine.

I'm having some Flickr issues, so here are my Hawaii photos.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The view from the beach

This is the world to me from my beach mat......

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Slow down and relax

What can I say about my vacation in a short post? I can't tell you everything but.....The most important thing is I'm having such a great time. The weather is beautiful, the water is clear blue and warm and I'm just doing everything I've always wanted to do.
sunning on the beach
visiting Pearl Harbor
eating sushi (ok, that's not new but I've been doing it everyday)
and just relaxing.....It's so great!

A few more days and it's back to reality but for now....I'm just sitting on the beach.


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Saturday, May 20, 2006


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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sing it!


Vacation....Yes that's right. I'm going on vacation in 2 days!!
I'm so excited I could just burst. Tomorrow is my last day of work and I'm sure it will be very productive (hahaha). The thought of 1 week laying on beaches of Hawaii filling my head all day long. The mental list of everything I need/want to get done. There is no way I'll be working hard tomorrow.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

1 Week!!

It's 1 week....7 short days until my vacation in HAWAII! I'm so excited I can hardly wait. Let the count down begin.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

All Messed Up

Here I am tonight and I'm All Messed Up...

I hope I never wake up
I dream about you all the time now
And I don't wanna face
Another night without you here
Someday, someway, somehow
We will be together again
You know I've always wanted
Just to feel the touch of your love
You know I've always hated
Knowing how far apart we are
Someday, someway, somehow
We will be together again
I just want you to know

Baby I'm all messed up in you
You're far away
But you're here with me
Baby I'm all messed up in you
You're all I need
My everything
Every night i wake up
Hoping that I'll find you here and
There's not a day that goes by
I don't think about your smile
Someday, someway, somehow
We will be together again
I just want you to know

And I know that we will find a way
To be together someday
And I promise you that I won't leave
I'll be here forever

I want you I need you
I'm lost here without you
I'm all messed up in you
I hope i never wake up
I dream about you all the time now.

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Spoons and applesauce

I fly for business on a regular basis, because of that I'm on a plane at least once a week. As a frequent flier, I know all the tricks for a smoother comfortable trip. I bring my own book, small snack, bottle of water and I know my roll-aboard bag fits in the overhead compartment. I try to be considerate to those people who might not know what to do and guide them in the right direction (put your bag in wheels first).
I had settled into my exit row seat Tuesday and started reading my book. An average family started to fill into the row behind me. It was obvious they don't travel often and there was quite a bit of fussing around. When they finally got settled a cooler FULL of food was opened. Everyone was issued juice boxes and sandwiches along with individual cookie. The fun ended quickly and the call button for the flight attendant started ringing about half way into the flight. I couldn't help but laugh when I heard the question.

"I don't know what we're going to do. We forgot spoons for our applesauce!"

It seems like we're all not as prepared as we thought we were.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Left Coast

I'm giving serious thought of moving to California. The last several months (almost a year) have been so difficult and I think a change would do me good. The last few days I've really been thinking about life and how I can be happy. The past has been filled with doing what has been the "best" or what others expected me to do. It's time I start living for myself and making myself happy. A fresh start might be just what I need.
I've always wanted to live in California and there is nothing keeping me from doing it now. Financially, it's absolutely possible.
I would have to find a new job, but I know I can do that.
I rent and could find a new home on the other coast.
I'll miss my friends, but they will support me and want me to be happy.
What am I waiting for?

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Friday, May 05, 2006

A little break

I had a little time yesterday to stop and smell the flowers. During all my travels in the area (and it's been quite a few), I've never stopped at Monticello. Monticello is the home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia. It was a beautiful spring day and I had the time so I pulled off at the exit. The flowers and the gardens are so lovely and it was so relaxing. It was a needed break during my busy day.
Plus.....I have very exciting news too!
I'm going to Hawaii in 2 weeks! I'm taking a well needed vacation and spending almost a full week on the beach. I don't remember the last real vacation I've had.
Let the countdown begin!
14 days!

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

On the "team"

The 9 to 5 routine is really not going well. I was "re-org'd" about 6 months ago and it's just so frustrating. I've lost a part of my income, work for a really smart boss, been accused of not doing my job and not being a team player.
I work hard and do a good job for my customers. They LOVE me and we have a great relationship. Their business is the best its ever been, but yet I'm told "You're mismanaging these accounts". Can you figure it out? I sure can't. I try (and keep trying) to do the right thing but it just keeps coming back to hurt me.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

It was the best of times!

Wow, I did survive my extended birthday weekend. It was crazy busy and filled with friends, many drinks, great food and super parties. This weekend was everything I needed it to be and so much more. I really have some wonderful friends (only a couple asshats...hehehe). I'll try to give a brief recap of the events.
Saturday morning, all the girls and I (there was about 10 of us) had a wonderful brunch and did a little shopping trying to recover from the night before. The later afternoon was spent watching TiVo and doing fingernails and toes. We joined the rest of "the gang" at another friends for the party Saturday night and totally let loose.
I'm not sure about all the exact details and some are far too embarrassing to discuss here, but a good time was had by all. We danced, sang, eat and drank until the wee hours of the morning. My wonderful friend Dana (and her husband Mark) took perfect care of everything and I couldn't have had a better time. Thanks D!
When Sunday afternoon rolled around all the goodbye's were very bittersweet. I can't thank my friends enough for spending this time with me. My birthday was difficult without my Mother, but they made sure I was happy.
The cherry on top of my weekend Sunday was the late night call from TS. It was so great hearing his voice again. We talked for a little bit and then he had to run.
He made me smile.

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