Thursday, October 28, 2004


THE RED SOX FINALLY WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! What a game last night! It was almost too easy though. I would've liked to see a little more from the other team, a little challenge. I almost felt sorry for the Cardinals pitcher (Marquis?). But not enough to be sorry that they didn't win. I just love the ease that the Sox have come back from losing the first 3 games against the Yankees and the way they played the World Series. Very sweet!! And I haven't heard of any rioting in the streets of Boston afterwards which is a relief.

And I'm not even a baseball fan!

Okay, I also watched Wife Swap. Yes, I'm a reality tv junkie. I tell ya, that Paulette the mom from NJ needs to relax. Okay, she had a beautiful home, but come on... cleaning 5 hours a day???? Not that the other mom's 15 minutes was anything to brag about. But it does give me the urge to clean my house. I need to have Jim take the kids out for the day so I can just do it. No distractions, just me, the vacuum and a cloth and the house. Of course I get these urges when I can't do much about it. Have to get ready for work. By the time I get home this afternoon the urge will be gone.

Okay, time to get ready for work. joy of joys!!

Monday, October 25, 2004

Me and my husband Jim.... the early years. Muh gawd, look at that hair I had. I want it back!!! Posted by Hello

Hey, its Monday again!

And its the last week of October. November is just too damned busy! And too expensive with car registrations and birthdays and Christmas coming up etc etc etc.... Wish we could bypass the next 2 months and go straight to January.

But nope, we have t0 endure and be broke.

But at least the Red Sox are leading the World Series 2 games to none. They only have to win 2 more and they'll be through and the curse will be broken. Poor Schilling last night looked like he was in pain and they kept showing his ankle which was bloody. Yet he still pitched 6 innings.

So, was at my inlaws yesterday and they had some pictures they wanted us to scan and print. And the above picture was amongst them. This was taken nearly 9 years ago and it made me want to cry. And ask WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME??? I'm sorry, but this is such an awesome picture of me. No longer do I look like that and I don't know if I could ever look that good again. (I know, sounds shallow)

Anyhue, back to work and I'm very tired. :(

Friday, October 22, 2004

What a week

Okay, first of all, I've been blog surfing and there's one thing I just don't get. Why do people INSIST on typing LiKe ThIs? It MaKeS No SeNsE aNd GiVeS mE a FrIgGiN hEaDaChE!!!

Fine, got that off my mind...

Well THE RED SOX WONNN!!! *happy dance* What a great 7th game. Oh hell, the last 4 games were awesome. Now I'm a fair weather baseball fan. I'll only watch if the Sox make it to the playoffs, but I'm so psyched for them!!

Of course their win had to be marred by some idiotic so called fans in Boston who thought it would be WONDERFUL to celebrate by trashing everything they could get their stinkin hands on. Oh, nothing better than showing support of the hometown heros by setting a few cars on fire, tipping a few more over, maybe trying to throw a shopping cart through a window. Throw bottles at the mounted Boston police officers? sure! This is the future of America, these people who have absolutely no regard for the property of others. Did we learn nothing from the riots after the Patriots won the Super Bowl in January?

And because of all their idiotic rioting a young woman is dead. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was hit in the face by rubber bullets from the pellet gun of one of the officers. Do I blame the police? Absolutely not. They were doing their job, trying to control the increasing violence of some of the crowd. Not all the some 80,000 people there were doing wrong, but enough were and I believe they are 100% to blame for this young woman's death.

Will they learn from this tragedy? These uncontrollable people who's actions caused the death of another person? The Red Sox will be going to the World Series starting tomorrow. What if they win it? Whats going to happen then? How are these crowds going to "celebrate" that night?

I pray that they'll remember what happened on Wednesday night. I hope they honor Victoria Snelgrove and behave in a way that would make the Red Sox as proud of "us" as we are of them.

GO SOX!!!!!!!!!! Curse?? What curse?

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


I just read an article from the Jackson Hole News and guide from Sept 1, 2004 that featured my sister (wonderful pic of her and her dog) and once again I'm amazed of what she's dedicated her life to. She's an ex "hot shot" and smoke jumper nad now is a fire prevention and education technician.

And then I get to thinking about my jobs and think what a dull life I've led. I despise my job, its so meaningless, boring and aggrivating. No, not the writing, but the customer service hell I've been stuck in for so long. Snooze! Sometimes I wish I could reverse time and go back and do something meaningful with my life, something that really matters to me. My brothers did and my sister did, but not me. Nope, never did anything exciting. I live vicariously through my characters and look at my sister's life with envy.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Oh My could I forget

Besides the contest and R, some other happenings in the family. First and most important, my brother in law should be on his way home for a leave from Iraq. We're going to be having an early Thanksgiving while he's home. I'm sad that he has to go back, but it'll be so good to have him home again.

And then we got the news that my brother has popped the question and is now engaged. We haven't met her yet as they live in Texas, but he's waited a long time for just the right woman and I couldnt' be happier that he's found her. She has a little daughter so I'm going to be a step-aunt yeah!!

My sister is also engaged to her long-time boyfriend. Wedding bells are going to be a-ringing! All this new family is going to be wonderful!

Okay, I think thats it.... for now.

Good Mail and Bad Mail

Well, today was my day to get writing related stuff in. First of all I got yet ANOTHER R from Woman's World. Yeh, this is about number 5 from them. I'd love to talk to someone who's actually been pubbed by them and see what their secret is. As a friend says, she thinks they throw everything in a big bin and just blindly chose. I'm sure they get hundreds of these short stories. I think mine is every bit as good (if not better) than what I see pubbed in that magazine. But I'll keep trying, like playing the lottery. SOMEONE has to win, right? Either I'm a glutton for punishment or really desperate for money. Well, both really. :)

Then the good mail... I got my results back from the Trinity Writers contest I entered Sweet Forever in a few months ago. No I didn't final, but thats okay. I'm happy with my scores, a 75 and 94. Even better I got lots of good feedback. So that makes 2 contests SF did well in. It tied for 8th in another contest recently. Definitely worth working on and getting it out there.

A good topic was brought up on one of my writing groups. Once again talking about pov. I was delighted to see a Blaze with frequent pov changes. Maybe I obsess over POV, but I want to get it right!

I know, I know... JWTFB. Well, thats what I'm working on. :) But now my mind is all about contests.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Weekends and other rants-reader beware

Are just way too short. I don't feel like I got anything done at all. I hate that. But everyone in the house is sick with one thing or another. It was a good weekend just to stay put on the couch. Jim tried to work on the van and thinks he knows how to fix it, once he gets some cash. And to top our little vehicle mess off the brakes on the toyota are crap, so I have to shell out the money to get those replaced before we have a fiery crash. Its just one thing after another. Too much money going out and not enough coming in. Not much to be done about it either. Have to get ebay going again. Maybe tonite I'll get some stuff photographed and listed tomorrow.

I found out there's a new Curves in town. I'd so love to join, but I can't squeak another 30 bucks a month out and they dont' have daycare there. Ugh. I just feel really lousy right now, about everything. I'm having a hell of a time concentrating on my writing. Everything is stressing me out at the moment. No wonder why I've been sick. How do people get out of financial quagmires? I've been job hunting, but my hours make it very difficult to find anything useful. Our boss is NEVER going to give us a raise, there's no bonuses to speak of. With Christmas and more birthdays coming up its not goin to be a fun time of the year.

Need to win the lottery. :(

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Saturday, October 02, 2004


"Month of October - penetrable is the shelter;
Yellow the tops fo the birch, solitary the summer dwelling;
Full of fat the birds and fish."

~anon. Welsh poem

October by Robert Frost

"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if the were all,
Whose elaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the all."

October Posted by Hello