Friday, October 24, 2014

Another day of SAP.

Storage Avoidance Procedure.

I know - again... My one day off this week and what did we do?  We went to Penn State!

This time - Behrend - to get Michael.

We went up a little early to go shopping while he was in class... it was my first time up there so I wanted to look around.  In true Jeannine fashion - yes - we stopped at the grocery store! I had to check it out and get muffins. I LOVE YOU WEGMANS!

I asked several people if they could give us some recommendations for lunch that weren't chains... weirdly no one could come up with anything. They all just raved about the big restaurants we were already familiar with. There's everything up there.  We ended up at a place in the mall. I had a really delicious club sandwich on jalapeno corn bread with roasted red pepper mayo. The restaurant was Firebirds which I've never been to one so we thought we could make an exception on our go to where the locals go/mom and pop roadtrip eating rule! The BLT salad was delicious too.

The sink was fabulous in the restaurant bathroom... as well as the tile and one little lit candle above the toilet stalls.  Seriously - check out this sink!

We finally got to Michaels - a little late because of a stop off at Marshall's to look for more unneeded Christmas houses...

I didn't get any BTW!

I love college dorm rooms.  His was pretty sparse - only one little decoration on the windowsill.

I would love to have a replica of my dorm room in a spare bedroom. I actually still have the sheets and comforter in storage so I have a good start!

I don't remember our dorm study lounges being this good looking!

Still feel a little guilty for not taking advantage of this day and cleaning out storage. Our goal was to get it down to one unit by November 1st.  That's not happening.  It was a really good road trip, though, so it was worth it!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

So, have you seen the little girls saying the f-word in the name of girl power? I would assume and hope that this group educated these kids on what they were doing and didn't just give them a script and tell them to get sassy and go for it... I know there are already different camps for and against it -  with some of them saying this is exploiting youngins to get a message across... The issue may be what you consider the f-word to be:  fuck or feminism!? What means more - the word or the message? It got people listening and talking so, with that said - well done!  If you haven't seen it yet and, like me, don't mind watching adorable little girls in princess dresses say fuck  - here's the link to the video. Think of it what you wish.

On a side note, I got back late from work the other night and the Dad was out with the dog... I was on the phone with Chrissy... I walked in from the garage just as The Dad was coming in from outside with The Bud.  I noticed a daddy long legs monster bug on the door.  He said he would get it and I said to leave it alone and let it live - just get the dog away from it.  Chrissy was on the phone screaming KILL THE MOTHER FUCKA!  So now, my dad is saying that phrase non-stop.  Like before we go to bed... he peaks in and says Good night - kill the mother fucka... He made burgers last night and called me in and said burgers are ready to roll, Jeannine - kill the mother fucka... I called him after his doctor appointment and he said the doctor said everything was ok - and he missed me at the appointment and told me to call him if I had any questions but his kidney function was the same and he said I should kill the mother fucka.

This was the first kidney doctor appointment of his I missed in two years because I had to work but something tells me Dr. F. didn't really say all of that! ;-)

It's getting a little out of hand.

And it's kind of hilarious.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Found this in my drafts folder - forgot to talk about this...

Did you see this photoshoot?  Cliche Newborn Photoshoot Starring A Dog.  I always wanted that shot with the feet!!!  With a baby and a dog!

And the one where the husband took the maternity photos because the wife didn't want to.  All the proofs are on the photographer's site. Funny stuff.

I still wonder if I'm going to be one of these old people like the ones I take care of - sitting in my bed sad and upset that I never had kids.

I don't think I'll ever get over that.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014


We laugh sometimes because - very often - Chrissy and I are either taken as sisters or a couple.  The other day a family member of a resident randomly asked me if I was Chrissy's sister... turns out she was a friend of hers from high school and she said I reminded her of her... She was telling me about my mother-in-law taking them to Churchill for a luncheon and she said, to this day, it was one of the best days of her life.

Almost every time we go to Taipai Tokyo the waitress will ask me and Cara if we want our leftovers in one bag... like we are going home together.  We laugh at that all the time.

I had to run some errands after work tonight so I just stayed out - I called Cara to see if she wanted to meet for dinner... we went to Mad Mex and got some Gobbleritos.


Anyway, after we ordered I told the girl that I would have a take out order ... she asked if I wanted to keep a menu.  I said no and just kind of mumbled that I thought he just wanted tacos and we'll figure it out later. When we were done I ordered the takeout and we had dessert... she brought the check and as we were leaving she was at another table taking an order - she screamed out - THANK YOU - I HOPE YOUR HUSBAND LIKES THE TACOS.

I said, thanks.  I'm sure he will.

Total assumption on the husband thing but for once, they didn't think we were gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.  ;-)

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of my co-workers asked me to go to her quilt meeting with her tonight.  A few other ladies that work in the facility go, as well as my old boss.   I don't know how to quilt - at all -  but there was an artsy speaker she thought I would be interested in and it was a really good meeting.  There were a ton of people there and all brought stuff to share - extra fabric, books, magazines, supplies.  They had the speaker and then the meeting and then show and tell!  If I ever get my year old sewing machine that Cara got me for my birthday LAST year out of the box I just may give some things a try! I wish it wasn't trapped behind three hundred boxes in the game room!

We went to the thrift store before the meeting to kill some time and I found this old porcelain Charlie Chaplin doll there for $3.99!!   He's missing his cane and I have no intention of selling him but I found a few online between $30-$80. Can I just go junking for a living?? I'm pretty good at it! ;-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lately, I feel like I can drink an ocean...

I feel like I need to get under water and stay there and soak it up like a sponge...

I feel like I need to be watered like a flower...

I know there's some symbolism with this... baptism and rebirth...sinking...drowning.  Sometimes I feel like I'm spiraling down the drain...It's everything - good and bad, some times all at once.  I bought this bubble bath around Mother's Day - I've yet to take a bath with it. Maybe tonight.

Masaru Emoto died a couple days ago. I have a been a big fan of his work for many, many years.  I keep his water crystal oracle cards on my desk and use them all the time.  His work on molecular changes in water when exposed to positive and negative intentions is fascinating.

More info on his life and work here.  Rest in peace, Dr. Emoto.

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 and one of the daughters got engaged there so we watched the video.  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!