Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Dad broke out the diamonds for tonight... ;-)

We went to a lovely 50th Anniversary dinner at Savoy for one of his long time friends.

Everything was delicious...

These guys go way back...

The happy couple and some of the family recently came back from Italy where they had a surprise renewal of their vows so we watched the video and one of the daughters got engaged there.  It was reminiscent of a DiGioia party... big family - the kids spoke - the grandkids wrote something... It was a little melancholy for me because of that but it was a very sweet night.

Viva L'Amore!

Friday, October 17, 2014


SAP going on today... Storage Avoidance Procedure...

We took Katherine up to Penn State to visit Joe for the weekend.  Fortunately they needed some groceries.

Hello, beautiful...

Love you, Friday Farmer's Market!

We took the kids to The Tavern...

... I didn't realize the G-man was closed!  Though the last time we were there it wasn't that great.  Leslie and I had some good times and some good potato skins there. ;-(

I have to work the weekend (which sucks) so we couldn't stay... we ended the night with some late night milkshakes and off we went.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's actually more like a boulder.


I have a dilemma .  I just made a reasons to stay and reasons to go list regarding whether or not to move.  The Dad is still, surprisingly, not opposed. I'm still not sure if it's feasible. It's a lot to take in with everything else that is going on.The Dad's health is not so great and mine is questionable... should we really do this now? There's something exciting about a fresh start.  It's also a little menacing... IDK -  I need to revisit this very soon...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I work late on Wednesdays so I go in later... I was cracking up this morning.  I checked my email from home.  My boss was going out on a field trip so she sent out an email with stuff for all of us to do and said Lily was under the weather and wouldn't be making it in this afternoon. She's like a little employee. LOL

I really have the best co-workers!  Rev. Bill gave me this mug today.  How cute!

Remember the photo shoot for the charity calendar?  We just got them in. I can't believe they used this pic!  It was one of my favorites! And it's Lily's birthday month too!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Cara had a pampered chef party awhile back and I brought a dip over in my favorite snowman dip holder.  I know... It was like August and I have several other dip things but I like this one and snowmen are my jam so I don't really think anything of it to use snowmen in the summer...  Anyway, I brought it home and it's been sitting on the dryer because it's too hard to move things in front of the cabinet it goes into.

I was on the phone with Chrissy, close to midnight the other night, letting the dog out and avoiding monsters and doing the fourth or fifth load of Glo's poopy laundry. I was trying to maneuver clothes out of the washer and into the dryer and got all caught up and hit the dip holder and it went flying...

It seemed like it was in slow motion. I actually caught it but, just as I did, the insert went flying and fell to the floor and shattered into a bunch of pieces.  I put the phone down and hurried up and got the pieces before The Bud got to them. I got back on and Chrissy asked what the hell happened.

I told her I broke my most favorite snowman dip holder but it didn't really matter...

She asked me why?

I said - because I dont have a husband.

It just kind of came out.

She started laughing...

Then I started laughing... but I was totally serious.

Even though this was one of my most favorite things it can't be any worse than not having a husband, right?

Is that weird? I don't mean that in any kind of co-dependent way... It's just the truth. Unless you were walked out on by someone that promised forever to you - you might not get it.

It's all really wanting what you have.  My life was what I wanted so why wouldn't I have still wanted it?  Does that make sense? I know this is just my point of view. It's just been pissing me off when I hear things like you are so lucky... or you can have mine... or I don't want the one I have.  Then walk out.  Leave. Find your own way. People do it every day.

I don't need a husband. I really don't.  Not for anything now.  I just wanted one.  I think that's a really good thing.  I'm proud to say I was right where I wanted to be.  I might have wanted to be a little thinner and maybe a little taller and wanted a baby and all that.  Things weren't absolutely perfect but they were good and I feel lucky to have had that when I did.

Monday, October 13, 2014

I woke up to this...

She must have gotten up in the middle of the night during the three minutes that I slept in the last few days and attempted to scratch her face off.  I went into work and called the vet to see if she could come in for a sick visit and there we were...

Waiting to see the doctor...

My poor little pup-aroni. ;-(  She got a shot and 21 days of pills and I got a giant unsweetened iced tea with cranberry from Sonic.

Side note - Don't you just love this time of year?  The moon was out this morning and the colors of fall are spectacular, aren't they?

Sunday, October 12, 2014


There was a segment on one of the early shows the other morning about the number one reason for personal bankruptcy is due to people not being able to pay for their cancer drugs.  A couple months ago I went to my oncologist and she wanted to change my medicine.  The plan was to stay on my original meds (which I pay a copay for) for five years and then go to another drug for the next five years... Just the day before my appointment, research showed that going to the second drug after two years may be better.  I'm not sure I trust the reasoning but I thought maybe I should give it a try.  The medicine turns out to be $580.00 a month.  I did some research and there is a discount program and I can get it for $370.00 a month.  Still -there's no way I can afford that. I'm not quite at 2 years anyway so I decided to just stay on what I've been taking and re-visit it at my next appointment in a few weeks. Still, though, I'm a little worried about all of this.