Friday, May 29, 2009

Mom saves the Day

This week I had the pleasure of yet another horrifying trip to the dentist. My bottom left wisdom tooth broke and had to be removed at the oral surgeon. This happen on Monday (memorial day), so I had to wait to the next day to try and get into my dentist office.
Tuesday when I was at work, and desperately trying to get an appointment, my mom called just to check in. After hearing that I was in pain and needed the dentist, she sprung into action offering to drive me there and make sure I was seen. At first I was hesitant thinking I could go on my own, then I realized how much pain I was in. She was a little late picking me up, but she ran me around and made sure to get me there in record time.
Mom brought me to the dentist who could not do the procedure. She then drove to the oral surgeon. I thought she might come after the surgeon when she saw my face/mouth after it was over!
When I was done there, she brought me to the Pharmacy for my prescription and picked up some soup for me. All in all she was with me for about 5 hours, but it made my week.
I was in a lot of pain, but I am so glad she was with me. Every now and then Mom is the best medicine! Sometimes we need to hear 'poor baby' and have a parent hold our hand.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


A friend of the family passed away a few days ago. She was 80 years old. Grandma M. wasn't too close to me. However she was always pleasant and funny. She was a great cook and from what I knew of her, a really great Grandma.
Although she lived a long, exciting, and loving life it is sad to see her gone. What helped their family was that she had already made plans long ago for her funeral. She had an outfit picked and everything for the actual Funeral Home. She had her Will up to date and a listing of items that she wanted distributed to her kids and grandchildren.
To me this was thoughtful of her. They do not have to worry about that kind of stuff and can celebrate her life and just be with their families and also morn her passing. To me she took the steps to insure that it would be an easier process for her family.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

I am sitting at my desk, at work typing this up. I am bummed that I am working and my hubby is off. However good things are happening at our house right now. Such as the AC being put into the living room and also the bedroom, and the wash is being completed!

I had an exciting weekend. So I should not really complain.

After work on Friday a few friends met up for Happy Hour at Gumpy Jack's in Port Jefferson. We then had everyone back at our house for the evening. It was an impromptu move, but we had a blast.

Saturday, I tried to go to Old Navy for $1. Flip Flops however it was a MAD HOUSE. I left after seeing the line that was averaging up to 2 hour wait. I was thinking to my self - what is this Disney World on spring break!? Forget that.. Greg said he would give me the difference of the sale if I would go back alone and buy them another day. LOL sounds good to me! Saturday night we went to a BBQ at Lisa's house. Unfortunately after about 4 hours we had to leave, I had an awful headache, nearing migraine status. I slept for 11 1/2 hours and it was gone in the morning.

Sunday Greg and I got dirty in the bedroom.. seriously. LOL we cleaned and cleaned then organized and made it habitable! I hemmed our curtains. He hung pictures. We removed the old TV and tossed things that were just not needed. I washed the comforter and sheets, and made a bag of items to donate. Following that we headed to Greenport. There was little to no traffic! I was so happy about that. We ate an early dinner late lunch on the dock at Grumpy Jack's at Claudio's. It was a great afternoon. There was a band playing and intermittently there were Bag Pipers. It was a beautiful day, and did not drizzle till we were almost home!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wilton Course Goal!

I saw this cake on another blogger's website. She is a Talented cake baker and soon opening her own shop in California. is her website.
When I saw this cake this morning I was in love! I would love to make this for my sisters for a pool party this summer! I start Course 3 of Wilton Class in 2 weeks. I am hoping this is do-able by Fourth of July!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How much?

How much is a good time worth?

Last night I had a chance to go out with the girls. We had a chance to talk about a bunch of different topics.. from the way women treat other women, to what we would like to do and where we want to be in life. I was able to see one of my friends homes, that she has recently purchased. I met some one new, and saw some faces I have not seen in a while.
The entire night, including a few beers, 10 cent wings and some fantastic fries cost me $13! That is how much I paid for a great time! We realized as we chatted that some of us just weren't in the mood for going out, hours before and almost cancelled. However we all left in high spirits and happy to have met up.
It is so nice to spend time with people that make you smile, not pay much, and leave full of good food, great beer and plenty of laughs. It was so worth me going to bed a later than usual. Plus spending only a few dollars for a big night was worth it! It doesn't matter how much you spend or where you go.. it is the company you are with.

Thanks to the girls for making me smile!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I sat outside in the sun today for 45 minutes after work. It was so nice to sit and enjoy the weather with a book. That is Roxy siting in a chair across from me in the sun also. Spring finally as arrived!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goals Update

Well I accomplished a goal for the month. I am actually doing pretty well with goals this month! I have started a second Job, I am now a Tupperware consultant. I can not say if this will be long term yet (as in years). I have some great friends who have booked parties and I am highly excited to give it a shot. I love meeting people and going out and trying new things, so this *should* work out well!
If anyone out there wants to have a party or order some items let me know!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Relaxing Weekend

The weather this weekend wasn't so great, but I made the best of it. I had a really interesting Saturday. I made my way out to Barristers and Book Hampton in Southampton. Lunch at Barrister's was great, I was able to get a street side window seat. I people watched and started a new book. Then I saw Micheal J. Fox and his family while I was sitting there! Here is the only pics that I was able to get.

When I was done walking around Southampton, it was still early so I drove out to East Hampton. I was surprised to see the Coach store was closed, but is moving around the corner. Also the store Hermes (from Paris originally) is opening in it's place. There is also a great store that opened next to the Starbucks in town called Lululemon Athletica. I loved that store. It is basically a yoga studio and store for yoga, running, and dance. I about a new water bottle and yoga mat straps while I was there. I plan on going back. They are a chain so there are other locations. On Sunday at 6pm, they have a free Yoga class.

When Greg was out of work for the day, we went to see Angles & Demons and had dinner. Sunday wasn't too exciting. The weather kept me from driving out to Green Port, so I might next weekend. However I was able to do some grocery shopping and cleaning around the house.

Friday, May 15, 2009

This weekend...

This weekend is a FREE weekend for me. This doesn't happen too often. I have no commitments, such as cake class, family parties, work, etc.. Greg is working both Saturday and Sunday during the day.
So what do I plan on doing? I plan on spending some much needed alone quiet time. I am doing my favorite thing on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on the weather. I am driving out to Southampton, then possibly East Hampton. I love Book Hampton in both towns. It is such a simple yet cozy book store. I will have lunch at Barrister's in Southampton and read. Then walk around the towns.
I can not explain how HAPPY I am to know I am about to do this, this weekend- Before the Memorial to Labor Day crowds come.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


A bunch of girls I know have blogs too and I have started to "Follow" them also!
So a big HELLO in the blogging world to
Gina, Jenn, Jane, Heather and Brianna!
2 of those girls are part of one of the book clubs I am in so I think they might be interested in my second Blog-

WELCOME LADIES!! Glad we all know about each other's blogs now!

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 2009 Goals

WOW... I am late!
Here are some goals that I had mentally set for myself.
1. Find a Second Job
2. Bring Lunch to work 4 days a week
3. Get 2 Credit cards paid off
4. Book a Vacation
5. Read 3 books (2 for Book Club & 1 personal pick)
6. Cook at home 3 nights a week (or have leftovers)
7. Clean out Livingroom Closet

Mother's Day

Meet my Mom, Debbie. We sometimes butt head, but we are very close. We are a lot alike in our personalities. I tend to be more out going and more social then she was, or at least that is what she tells me. I have a lot of respect for her. She raised me as a single parent when I was young. Now she has given me two sisters with my step-dad. My mom has taught me about self respect, responsibility and love.
Thanks Mom.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Course 2 Finale Cake

I finished the Wilton Course 2 today. I am really proud that I have learned these new techniques. Unfortunatley on the way home while driving one of the walls on the back side of the cake was to heavy. So I lost a few inches of icing. But, Oh well!

Friday, May 1, 2009


So I picked 4 goals for April. I thought that it would be a good idea to make some goals, post them and then see how I follow through. Well April wasn't such a good month for these goals... But there is always next time.
1. Get to the gym a minimum of 2 days a week
This was not completed! I really had a hard time getting there.

2. Transfer money from my paycheck weekly into my personal savings account
I did this and then had some car issues. So that money was used

3. Empty & organize the spare bedroom closet
This was DONE!!! Yay! We got rid of some items that were just taking up space.

4. Read 3 books (2 for book club and 1 personal reading choice)
I did this! I liked most of them, and have reviewed the books on my Book List Blog
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Pact
The Red Tent