Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Wow! It's been awhile since I've posted on here! Things have been going very well over the past couple of months. Labor Day weekend I met Alan.

I am so happy we met! He is such a nice, handsome, genuine guy. He knows how to make me feel special...something I haven't felt in a long time! This picture was taken just a couple days ago while we were at his parents' house. It was my first time meeting them. We got along very well! As they say, someone will come along when you least expect it! :)
Last night Bea was acting like a puppy (well, she still is young, but she was so playful!). She was chasing balls, running with her squeaky bone through the house, and then came the mirror. She has a ball that talks when you move it. She was playing with it, and it ended up in front of a mirror (I still have to hang that sucker!). I thought at first she was just barking at the "other" dog. Then I realized she was trying to get the ball, but every time she went after it, so did the "other" dog. That's when she would bark. It was just hilarious! I tried to take a video of it with my cell phone, but it was too dark inside the house.
Well, just a short little entry today! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


A new milestone was reached this morning. My car reached 100,000 miles! I know, what an accomplishment! It only took 8 years and 4 months! So about 12,000 miles a year. Not too bad!

Monday, June 1, 2009

An Update

It's been awhile since I've posted on here. Not much has happened is why! :) It's finally spring, so Bea & I have been spending more time outside. I bought a 3-Piece patio set that I put together myself. The older ladies at the apartments were surprised that I could do it myself! lol

I also planted tomatoes, peppers and onions so I can make my own salsa this summer! The onions are growing well, but the others haven't grown much yet. Give them time, though.

For the past month or so I've been dealing with a dog with separation anxiety issues. Within the past week she has gotten better, though. I don't know what triggered it, but as of yesterday morning she was acting more like her normal self (waking me up in the morning and trying to get me out of bed by licking my face and arms). It's good to have her back to normal!

The picture that I've posted was taken by my sister...check her out at http://blog.imagingrox.com/. It's an awesome picture of me in my glasses with the dog. Below is a picture she took of Bea that same day...love it, too!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Amano Artisan Chocolate

In December I was a lucky winner from Blake Makes. What did I win? Amano Chocolate! Who wouldn't love to win chocolate????

Just look at that gold wrapper! I felt like Charlie Bucket..."Cause I've got a golden ticket. I've got a golden chance to make my way. And with a golden ticket, it's a golden day."

I received a 2 ounce bar of the Amano Jembrana chocolate. Jembrana is a handcrafted dark chocolate (70% is the minimum percentage of cocoa to be exact!). This chocolate is so god. I just let it sit and melt on my tongue, savoring it as it filled me with chocolaty goodness! And for those of you out there watching what you're eating, 1 square has only .44 Weight Watchers points! A nice treat to savor!

Thanks to Blake Makes and Amano Chocolate for allowing me to try this chocolate...it was a wonderful experience!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here's The Mail!

I guess it's what I should expect from living in what used to be a retirement community. I received mail from Senior Care Services. First, it was addressed to "Resident" and I'm not a senior. I opened it anyway. The top reads "INCONTINENT SUPPLIES REQUEST FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS" and in the middle of the page there are pictures of Depend underwear and Poise pads. Um, nope, I don't need those! If you would like the request form, just let me know! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I won tickets to the Downtown Countdown at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, so I asked Sherrie if she'd like to go with me. We had a fun time listening to music and people watching. (Sorry about the picture quality...all I had was my cell phone.)

While in the bar, Doozie's, we saw Craig, who we work with.

This picture is what I looked like at the end of the night...definitely not as bad as all the people getting drunk!

Happy New Year, Everyone!