Friday, March 25, 2011

Special Day

Tomorrow - almost Today - and may be at the rate I'm going - the 26th of March is a very special day in my recent history.

I met RB a year ago on the 26th for the first time at the Tramontane Cafe in Utica. I was so excited, nervous, scared, ready to flee at any time and hide! But he was waiting for me in the parking lot - I knew who he was immediately, his picture didn't do him justice. He jumped out of his truck - sure of himself, comfortable with himself, no pretenses, no silliness - just RB. I was very glad in those first few minutes that I had decided to follow through with the meeting as he didn't give me the feeling that I didn't meet his expectations and that was a welcome thing. We sat at a small table after ordering our drinks - I think that I got a cookie or cake too - not sure - I was too happy to talk to this man, he listened, answered, talked, joked, and looked me in the eyes and he was just himself - it was a great first 'date'.

So tomorrow we celebrate that first date and the great year that followed and hopefully this will be the first of many.....

I love you RB!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is here!!!!!

I say that and of course they are predicting snow today - I just hope that they are wrong! Wrong I say! dead Wrong! NO MORE SNOW (please God?!?!?!)

Okay got that out of my system.

A List of things I would like to accomplish this spring:
1.) paint the living and dining rooms
2.) Clean up out back and roto-till a nice area for a garden
3.) cut down and trim back some trees in said back yard
4.) repaint the steps on front porch and create a better cover for them. The water dripping beat up the paint.
5.) wash all my outdoor furniture and set up an oasis on my front porch for Saturday and Sunday morning coffee
6.) dig out the stones in my pergola floor, dig up the dirt and level it out lower than the frame. Put down weed fabric, then put gravel and crushed granite in it for a floor. :)
7.) find inexpensive fabric to hang from back and sides of pergola for a romantic and less buggy experience.
8.) learn how to change front wheel bearings, sway bar links and maybe a muffler on my car.
9.) get my iPad2 and learn all of it's neat abilities.
10.) ride my bike outside and raise lots of money for the American Diabetes Association!
11.) clean up my basement
12.) clean up my attic
13.) have a huge garage sale and pay for the things that I want to do this summer with the proceeds!
14.) Enjoy all of the above and then some!!!!

I know that there is more to add to that list - but I think I'll stop now and formulate the next one - anyone got any ideas for me???

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Good Morning - yesterday was the St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities here in Utica and many other small towns in upstate - actually probably in many cities and towns in the US. I didn't do a lot yesterday around the house. Did get to have yummy Chicken Quesadillas at Kelly's house. Then I had to work last night at my other job. Lovely.

Today I've been cleaning my house like a whirling dervish! My basement has a river running through it - so the fan, dehumidifier and sump pump are running like there's no end. I'm going to have a heck of a garage sale when spring/summer finally get here. Tired of all of the clutter and stuff I keep moving from place to place.

Now - onto the Corned Beef and Cabbage - my wonderful RB is here and brought all the fixings and his pressure cooker - we are going to have a veritable feast in about an hour! YUMMY!!!!

I have been negligent with blogging - I'll hopefully get back into it. It's been a very long and dreary winter with a wonderful visit from a friend that hails from Australia!