Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Pay to Play

I did not get my paycheck today. It comes like clockwork in the mail every payday. But I didn't get it today. Tomorrow I will email the personnel office and report it. There may be a chance it was misdelivered by the mail carrier and will turn up in a couple of days, but I will report it anyway because if it doesn't, I want it on record that I reported it missing as soon as I could so that if someone forges my signature and cashes it, I won't be out the money.

It's been so hot here lately. In the 90s. This evening we had a good thunderstorm and it's cooled off some. I'm glad.

I'm back on the chicken soup diet so I can lose some weight. Today a woman at work told me I was too skinny. I didn't tell her I'd gained 8 pounds. They would kill me at work if they knew that.

I bought a miniskirt today at Walmart. I can't bend over in it, but I like it. I'll find somewhere to wear it.

I'm working on some writing. I don't know if I'll finish it or if it will be anything but horrible, but I'm writing.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Good Day Off

Today was a pretty good day off for me. I went to Mom and Dad's for a bit and took Phoebe. Then I came home and worked out on the treadmill. Later, I got to see Raphael Nadal win his 54th straight match on a clay court (tennis). Nadal, Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal - I have got to move to Spain. I bathed Phoebe because she was starting to shed and then watched some golf.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pretty Good Day

It was warm and partly sunny today with a nice breeze. I walked outside and got some exercise. Phoebe used the puppy pad twice today for #2 without me being there to remind her. She still walks off the edge of the puppy pad for #1. I found an idea in a book I might have to try: placing shower curtains under the puppy pads. But I have a feeling she would walk off the edge of the shower curtain too. Anyway, I stuck to the diet today along with all the exercise. Tried to nap with the dogs but I don't think I slept all that much.

Friday, May 26, 2006

X-men 3

I just read some spoilers for the new X-Men movie. I'm glad I read them. I didn't like it when they surprised us by 'killing' jean in the second movie. So, now I know what to expect in the 3rd movie.

Email Lost

The only thing I lost in the computer tantrum was my email. So, SB West, send me an email so I will have your address again!!!

So You Had a Bad Day.....

Everybody sing!!!!

Here's my day:

I got rained on while taking Phoebe for her afternoon walk.

Work sucked - Tony was being more of a 'man' than usual. I actually rolled my eyes in his presence at something he said.

My computer threw a tantrum. I turned it on after I got home and it kept saying that some file was corrupt or missing and that I needed to load the original windows start-up disk to try to repair the file. Well I don't have an original windows start up disk. My computer didn't come with one. What I have is the 10 disk recovery disk thing that I had to make myself. So, I played with the F buttons until I got to the Compaq System Recovery thing and I got to recover the computer stuff while keeping all my stuff I have on my pc. The only thing that isn't working right now is Incredimail. I don't know why that isn't working but I'll figure it out. I can log into my email from my isp's website so I can still get email. The computer has been running a bit slow since I did this. I thought maybe I might have to do something because my tech geek in the next town who fixed my modem also added more ram. But just a few seconds ago I got some popup that said Spy Subtract definitions had been updated. So, I guess the computer was slow because it was updating that crap even though I thought I had closed out of that program. I hate computers. I had to go through the whole process of naming my computer again and everything. So, I gave it the same name (Sergio) but for the description I wrote: This cursed piece of technology.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Taylor Hicks Wins

American Idol Results Show Review:

Toni Braxton - she was completely unaware of what the song was all about.

Clay Aiken surprising his fan was good.

Eliot's mom winning the award was good.

What does Meatloaf, the singer, have to do with the Celine Dion song?

The three cowboys' performance was good.

I miss Bucky.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

American Idol

If the judges pan the cheesy have to song at the end (the song the show makes the winner sing) then why don't the judges take a stand and pick the song for the winner. Taylor's song was ok for the cheesy have to song. And Carrrie's and Bo's (they did the same song last year) was ok. But wasn't that hideous "A Moment Like This" a cheesy American Idol have to song? And Kat's song was the epitome of the cheesy have to song. I don't know if Simon said it to help Kat or what but he told the world that he thought Taylor had won the contest. It seems to me this would move more people to vote for Kat just to thwart Simon. Hmm......

Goodbye Alias

Last night was the series finale of Alias. It was on from 9 to 11pm so I had to record it to watch later. But I did read some reviews of it on the web. It sounds pretty good. Apparently, Sydney, Vaughn, Isabelle and Jack survive. I'm glad. Now I just need to get the season 5 dvd.

In other news, I've been working out a bit and I've gone back to the chicken noodle soup diet. Just in time for cake and ice cream at work tomorrow. Oh well. I can have ice cream here.

Monday, May 22, 2006

It's Warm!!!

It was freezing cold this morning - under 40 degrees. But this afternoon it was warm enough for shorts. I went out and walked after taking Phoebe for her walk. yay!!

It's supposed to be cold again tonight, but then stay warm for a few days. I can't wait. Now if only they would fix the a/c at work. All those fat, old, menopausal women have to have it turned to 40 degrees in the office.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

I'm Tired of the Cold

It's supposed to be warm, but darn it, it's still cold around here. I'm wearing two pairs of sweatpants, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt, and a pair of socks. Jim Nantz just had to brag a couple minutes ago about how warm it's been in Texas for the golf tournament.

I took Phoebe to Mom and Dad's this morning so I could get an extra pair of hands to help clip her nails. Well, Dad got a couple too close and she bled some. She only whimpered one little time. I don't think it's slowing her down any. She dragged me all over the pasture and yard after we got home.

I made chicken noodle soup for this week's suppers. One more full week of work and then I get Monday off for Memorial day. Yay!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

How Sad

I just saw on that one of the horses racing in the Preakness hurt its leg. I hope the horse will be ok.

What's that Bright Orange Ball in the Sky?

Oh, that's the sun. I haven't seen that in a while. It's finally warm for a change. I was able to take off the sweatshirt and jacket and go outside in a t-shirt and sweatpants and walk for exercise this afternoon. I took Phoebe, Steffi and Fritz out with me. Phoebe got hooked up to the tie-out stake with a bowl of water next to her and shade within reach. She didn't drink any water though. I stayed out until her tongue started hanging out and then I brought her back in. About 45 minutes. I might go back out later to get more exercise. I'm hoping to work off some of the weight I've put back on since I got Phoebe.

Enough About Brittney Spears!

There are plenty enough mothers out there actually abusing their kids and these news people are focusing on Brittney Spears. What has Spears actually done? She drove without the kid in a safety seat, did not wreck the vehicle and hurt the baby, and she tripped but did not drop the baby. The one time the baby did get hurt, it was allegedly the nanny, not the mother. In school, one of my teachers told a story about how she dropped her son on his head when they were at a football game. I can only imagine what the press would have done if she had been famous. I followed my dad up onto the roof of the house when I was about 4 and fell off the roof. They were such bad parents (not). The media has the power to change the world and they are squandering that opportunity by making mountains out of molehills.

Weird War Story of the Week

Lionel Richie big in Iraq

Friday, May 19, 2006

Since Tuesday

Wednesday, I watched the American Idol results show. Elliot should have stayed. Taylor should have stayed. Kat, I'm not too fond of. She can sing well and has a great performance personality, but there are more established singers who sound like Kat than there are those who sound like Taylor and Elliot. I'm not sure if I heard Kat on the radio that I could identify her.

Thursday, my sister, her kids and mom and dad came up for a visit. Timmy, my nephew, dumped my supper in the floor and threw some tantrums. He could be the next American Idol in about 20 years if he continues to have that kind of lung capacity. Jasmine warmed up to Phoebe and Phoebe warmed up to her. Jasmine calls her Feefee though. Phoebe was such a good girl. Even though she was scared of the kids and her routine was ruined, she still used the puppy pads the whole time they were here. After they all left, I straightened up the house, did my dishes and around 9:30 laid down with Phoebe to watch some golf. We napped.

Today, I went to Walmart this morning and bought Phoebe a dog bed and nail clippers. I have dog nail clippers but they are almost as big as her whole paw and I didn't think they would work for her. So, I bought people clippers. Tonight, I went to the grocery store after work and found more of the doggy squeaky toys shaped like a cat. Phoebe loves those.

It's supposed to warm up this weekend and stay warm all next week. So, hopefully I can work out some. I'm hoping to get back on the treadmill or walk outside. I've been gaining weight back since I got Phoebe and had to stop working out to keep an eye on her.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Best Laid Plans

The ice diet didn't work out. It's too cold for ice. So, I made chocolate fudge instead. I took some of it to work and gave some to Mom, Dad, my sister, niece and nephew. Wind the kids up on chocolate and have them stay with mom and dad. That's a good auntie plan. Hahaha.

I came home tonight to find a dead cat in my driveway. My gray cat, Curly, died. I didn't see any marks on her and Dad thought she had had a heart attack. But she was only 5 years old or so. That seems young for a cat. I know I didn't hit her on my way to work this morning. At least I hope I didn't. Dad thinks it was natural causes, so I'm ok with that. I imagine 5 years is old for a farm cat who didn't get regular check-ups with the vet. So, after pushing the cat out of the road with a snow shovel and taking my dogs for their walk, I called mom's house, got my sister and told her about Curly's demise. Dad came up and buried Curly for me.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Ice, Ice Baby

Have you ever eaten so much that you decide eating ice for a week is a good diet plan? I got there today. I was stuffed after dinner at mom and dad's. I was invited to mom and dad's by my sister who was going to buy supper for them for a mother's day thing. So, I put Phoebe in the bathroom (I wasn't going to take her to mom and dad's knowing my niece and nephew and all the baby stuff would be filling the house) and I went to mom and dad's. I left half of the subway sub at mom and dad's because I couldn't eat it all and because I have turkey meatloaf in the fridge for this week. I ate a 6in sub (turkey, lettuce, and tomato on wheat bread), three breadsticks from pizza hut and a piece of chocolate cake. I was so stuffed I felt miserable. So, I decided eating shaved ice for the next week would be a good diet plan. I plan to eat the meatloaf and slim fast bars too. But the ice will be dessert.

Phoebe did #2 on the linoleum tonight instead of puppy pads. She was waiting for me at the baby gate and wouldn't leave until she found me.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Mom weighed Phoebe today. Phoebe is still 4.5 pounds. I think she's stopped growing. I've never had a chihuahua this small before. All my other ones have been mixed breed chihuahuas.


What's happened since I last posted? Well, I caught the mouse. I went to the grocery store last night after work and stood in line longer than it took me to shop. If you're going to pay by check, why don't you have it written out except for the amount before they finish ringing up the sale. This morning I went to mom and dad's house and took Phoebe. I needed my hair cut and mom wanted to see Phoebe. I took my camera and got some pictures of mom and dad with her. I got to mom and dad's around 7:30am. I think Dad now regrets making me get up early all those years when I was a kid. Now I get up early and he sleeps in. I was there in time to answer the phone for mom. It was my sister. She, her husband and the kids are on their way here from Florida for a visit. I think it confused my sister to have me answer the phone. LOL. Dad kept giving Phoebe treats even though she wasn't doing her business on the puppy pad. I told him that if he un-house trains her, she will move in with them and they will deal with her messes. Anyway, Phoebe played a lot and kept begging for food, she used the puppy pad twice and had no accidents, and then she napped. I took Phoebe outside after her nap but she wouldn't do anything. She kept going from one porch to the other looking for mom and dad. So, I packed up everything but the toys (I forgot them) and brought Phoebe home. She did her business here. Right now she's chewing on a rawhide. I traded her that for the plastic squeak maker from her squeaky toy.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Squeak, Squeak: Volume II

I have another mouse. I set out the only trap I have left and hopefully I will catch the little disease carrying rodent. Walmart didn't have any more of the see no mouse, touch no mouse kind of traps when I checked there tonight. Hopefully, I just have the one mouse.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

America Has Made A Mistake

They voted off Chris tonight on American Idol. How could they do that?! He was better than Kat. That is just so wrong.


I burned my finger on chicken noodle soup tonight. It still hurts. I put the soup in a ceramic bowl and microwaved it for 3 minutes. I reached in and picked up the bowl and that's when I got burned. The bowl was really, really hot. I dropped the bowl on the counter and soup splashed out everywhere. Steffi and Phoebe cleaned up the floor. I did have enough soup left in the bowl for supper.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Not Happy

I washed a shirt today for work. Hand washed it. Put it in the dryer on medium heat. Took it out once it got dry and went to iron it. I checked the label and it said 95% cotton, 5% spandex. So, I set the iron on cotton. The iron burned my shirt. I think they translated the label wrong from whatever 3rd world country produced the shirt.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Today I went shopping this morning and got a flat panel monitor for my computer and a fleece jacket that was on clearance at walmart. I also did my grocery shopping and got some ground turkey breast to make tacos. After getting back and eating lunch, Steffi and Phoebe got baths. Phoebe didn't like the bath. I'm going to put flea drops on them later. Then after the baths, we took a nap. Fritz had to bark, so I put him outside and he stayed out for probably an hour while we napped. But it was warm and dry so he didn't mind.

Friday, May 05, 2006


I am very happy with Phoebe's progress in housebreaking. She is doing her best to use the puppy pads. Sometimes she walks herself off the puppy pad because she has this desire to pee just on the edges, but all in all, she's doing well. She just did #2 on a puppy pad all on her own. I'm not ready to trust her with the whole house yet, but she is coming along.

I'm glad this is Friday. I'm ready for a weekend, which is sad since I had Monday off. I think I'm spoiled with all these days off. I even have this coming Tuesday off for election day.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


They brought Nadia back just to kill her!!! What kind of writers are these people??!! And you'd think Renee would have noticed that "Sydney" was wearing different clothing than the last time (an hour or less before) she saw her. Next week's previews were disgusting. Anna, masquerading as Sydney, finds Vaughn. Yuck.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

American Idol

I don't know who they can get rid of now. All of them had pretty good performances tonight. The Against All Odds song was not so good and the Prince song wasn't so good. Chris had two really good performances, but if his album is all like the second song, then I don't think I could listen to it for very long. He will have to mix it up some because otherwise he will sound just like everyone else. I liked Elliot's rendition of "Home" and Taylor did really well. Katharine's Horse and the Cherry Tree song was really good and well performed.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Out of the Blue

I got one of mom and dad's computer monitors today and hooked it up. So, my screen now looks normal. Well, it's a little dark but I have the brightness as high as it will go.

I took Phoebe to mom and dad's today for a visit. She actually used the puppy pads. She was a little afraid of the rooster crowing though.

When we got home today I watched Samantha Brown's traveling in Europe show on the Travel Channel then went outside and walked. I actually got some exercise for once. I don't get much exercise now that I have Phoebe - I have to watch her to see if she's using the puppy pads. I had Phoebe out with me for a while, but she got a little hot so I brought her in, got her a drink, and put her in her crate. Then I went back outside. I think I got more sun tan too.

Well, better go see if I can get Phoebe to eat a little more. She isn't much of an eater when it comes to her meals, but boy does she beg for whatever you're eating.