Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy Almost October.......

Hey there.....

Tomorrow begins a new month, October. Wow, seems like yesterday I was taking down my Christmas decorations. Well, I guess its never too early for that......ok, ok, I will at least wait until November. :( Those of you that know me, know that I enjoy decorating for the Holidays, even Halloween, a little. This year, I have 3 more trees to decorate, small, med and a larger one. Can't wait. Right now, I have one decked out with Halloween decor, and orange lights.

I just spent the last hour watching Desperate Housewives. I love that show, but find it gets weirder (is that a word?) every season. I will continue to watch it, as I have been a faithful follower since the beginning and I can't stop now.

I spent the weekend cleaning house, as usual. Seems like there is never an end to housework, and there is only 2 of us. Yikes!!! This afternoon, I paid my respects to my bus driver that I had as a child. He passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday. Jerry was such a friendly guy, always had a smirk on his face, but said very little. I often wondered what he was thinking.......he will be missed be all who knew him.

I have managed to keep up with my daily walking. I walk at least a mile a day, sometimes 2 or 3, depending on if I have a walking buddy. Hoping to get up in the morning to walk, I am on call tomorrow night, so will not have a chance to get out.

This week should be a quiet week, not much going on until the weekend. On Friday night, my nephews FB team will be playing against us, in Velva. I would love to see Taylors team win, however, having a hard time thinking that will ever happen. On Saturday, I am taking my mother to a couple craft shows. She's excited, even has someone lined up to stay with my Dad. woohoo for her!!

That's all for now, hope you have a super week.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday.......

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone had a great week and will enjoy the nice weekend. I had a pretty decent week. Went to the BAR after work today...(FYI: I NEVER go to the bar, much less after work!! LOL) Needless to say, was there for 2 drinks, came home, made a quick dinner, and was in a coma (sleep) for almost 2 hours!! Hence the reason I can't go to the bar after work, as it knocks me out...........So, have manage to get absolutely nothing done this evening, as intended. Guess its up early for me tomorrow for a full day of housework.

Both of my nephews had football games this evening. Both teams were getting their butts kicked, last I heard at half time. These 2 nephews are great FB players, just not on real good teams. ugghh, too bad for them, maybe they should come here and play for a good team. (ok, we are not that good this year, however....took State Champions the past 4 years!!) So, maybe everyone could benefit from making a change.

Gotta run, enjoy the pics!! Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hump Day....

Today is hump day.......I think most people like hump day, I on the other hand, dislike the day!! It starts out way too early for me, (5am) and does not end until 8pm, when we are done with our church activities. Then its off to bed for me, and up early again Thursday.
Today, I had the opportunity to care for a young man that I once cared for as a child. (I was his summer babysitter...) First off, this made me feel extremely OLD, Secondly, I was very happy to have been there for him. I could see the sense of relief that he had when I told him that I would be in the OR with him today. He presently lives in the Fresno, CA area, so to actually see a famliar face, was a huge relief for him...(at least he appeared to be relieved, perhaps, he was frightened??)
While Alex was at speech therapy today, I went to Target to get light bulbs, and walked out with the Knocked Up DVD!! Good movie, been watching it off and on since I got home. Maybe someday I will be able to sit and watch the whole movie.

"Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them."Matthew 7:12

Enjoy the rest of the week!!
Rita, Alex and Arthur

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I almost forgot....

I totally forgot to introduce everyone to our little Arthur. He's a miniature daschund that has been in our family since February 2004. He is almost 4 yrs old. Arthur enjoys life to its fullest, and spends most his time sleeping, but will jump at the chance to go for a walk. (this happens daily, for the most part....) He loves barking at all the cats outside, going for rides and staying at his Grandparents. He truly is a joy to have around, we would be lost without him. Here's to Arthur..........our great pal!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

A little about me.......

This whole blogging thing, blows me away....who would have ever thought we would be blogging?? I never even knew the word exist, til this past year!

Here I am, 37 yr old, single mother of a wonderful 15 yr old son, Alex. The light of my life, heck, he is my life!! I spent the evening tonight at parent/teacher conferences. I know from past experiences, that some parents walk away from conferences confused, furious, not sure what to do with their child.....(sorry Mom) I, on the other hand, walked away, knowing that I have an awesome son who's going to make something of himself someday!!! All of his teachers could not quit talking about how wonderful, respectful, kind, caring, considerate, smart, enthusiastic, fun kid that I have. He truly is a nice kid, and for others to tell me that, makes me one happy Mom. And to think that I raised him all myself.............

More about the happy Mom.....I have been a surgical scrub nurse for over 10 years. I love my job most days, and enjoy taking care of others. In the past, I have work in Labor and Delivery, Neurosurgery, and presently, I work in general surgery and orthopedics.

In my spare time, I like to shop/shop online, garden/yard work, hang out with Alex, scrap book, and mostly enjoy life. I like to think that I have a stress free life, and like to keep it that way.

Right now, Alex is LIVE on his Xbox 360, that he purchased this summer. (with his own $$) First time he's been live, so he's pretty excited about it. His homework is done, so he's having "Alex" time.
Thats all for now blog friends, hopefully will be about to update later this week.
Have a super week,