Archive for February, 2008

Red Letter Day! It’s a TwoFer!

I was at dinner with my husband and he said “I see you’re wearing your red shoes.  You should, you deserve it”.
It’s a funny thing to say, but somehow I understood exactly what he meant. 
Sometimes being married for this long pays off.

Quick and Dirty!

Here is my drive into work today:


And here is my feet at work!  If I had taken some more time I would have pulled up the legs of my pants so you could see, today I am wearing my supergirl socks as well!  Somedays you need to feel like a superhero.


Apparently Xanga is still having picture upload problems.  Sorry if my pictures make your screen load slow.

Prankster Foxy Red!

I bought these:

online a few days ago.  If you know me, you know I would never ever wear them. But I’ve always wanted to wear red shoes.  Though I pictured stiletto.  And I found them cheap.($25.00 off total!)  And I am middle-aged and should be doing whatever I want to, right?  They came today.  So I’m wearing them! HA!  And they’re kick your ass slippery!  I’ll be wearing them to work tomorrow too.

Snubbing you all!

No, I’m not!  I’ve just been busy the last couple of days.

I’m good!  I feel good. Thanks for your concern.   All of the kidney pain is gone for now.  I’ve got some residual pain from the angio, and a bruise that is freakishcool!  Doctors appointment next week, and then we’ll go from there.

I’m snowed in today, so working from home and listening to my son say odd things.  Work is really really busy and stressful right now, and I figure it will stay this way until the first week in April, at which time I will take a breath.
Back to work, I leave you with pictures of my front and side yard.

EDIT ! Click here and leave this guy a comment.  You can just say hi.  He’s collecting credits, and he’s funny

Big things do come in small packages.

We have three dog beds. A small one for the small dog, a big one for the big dog and a Queen size that the beagle allows us to share.
For some reason  the big dog likes to curl up (and she really has to curl) and only sleep in the smallest one.   When she sleeps she manages to make herself so small that not a piece of her touches the floor.
It took me months to get this picture.  I never had the camera, and the dog, and the lights on all at the same time.  Until today!


Home now! 

Thank you all so much for all of the good wishes.  It went well, I’ll post tomorrow.

~Ilona, yes my husband did take pictures.  I had to stop him from taking a picture when they were checking my dressing!  ick.

Just F

I posted the link to the work webcam because I won’t be there for three days. 🙂

I’m just the tiniest bit nervous about tomorrow.  It’s not the procedure I’m nervous about, I have no control over that.  It’s the whole thing.  The uprooting of my schedule, no coffee or tea in the morning, hospital at 10:30, the discomfort of people poking at me and pushing me around, and feeling drugged and being naked in strange places.  Just uck. 
Had a good meeting at work.  People were very complimentary about me to the other people in the meeting.  It’s always nice to get that validation.
I’m tired. 

It’s a good day for a limerick ( I wish I knew one)

My new webcam is so much clearer than my old one that I didn’t post the link.  I’m just not sure anyone needs to see me that closely!   It has effects so I can add fun stuff onto it, and I can flip myself upside down and I can turn myself black and white. 

I took a picture with it and am using the picture for the profile pic on that Xanga.  I was going to upload the picture right here —-> XangaIcon and show you because I loke the way the picture came out.  But I just realized it’s on  the other computer.  If I don’t get distracted, after I save this, I’ll get it from the other computer and add it in.  I also added it as my trilllian icon on my work laptop.  All the swedes use pictures of themselves so I thought I woudl follow suit.

Got nothing.  Back to work.

Crazy Days and Mondays always get me down..

EDIT! Look the new webcam was delivered!

Type: Package  
Status: Delivered  
Delivered On: 02/19/2008
12:53 P.M.
Delivered To: TOLEDO,  OH,  US  
Service: GROUND


Something in my office smells like onions.  I can’t necessarily smell it when I come in, but something I’m touching makes my hand smell like onions.  Just my right hand.  It’s very disconcerting.  I feel an office cleaning coming on.

I am going out to lunch today to a fancy restaurant.  It’s my every three month lunch with Joanna.  It was supposed to be last week but it was too chaotic for me and I was getting ready to cancel, and then she called and said she just got home to a sewage flooded basement so she canceled.  It usually takes us about three rescheduled times before we finally have lunch.  We’ll see.

My beautiful and talented daughter got a new job, (oh, I had to stop typing because she just came in here yelling at me about someone else working here, sigh.) I hope it works out exceptionally well for her!  She is one of the best people here at what she does, so in that respect it’s too bad she got a new job.  They could really use her at the place that will be taking over that department.  (this is the whole thing, closing down a department, outsourcing the jobs) but they procrastinate and have not hired anyone, nor called anyone for interviews. 

I ordered a new webcam.  Probably will be in today or tomorrow.  I will install it on my work laptop so my sister can stare at me while I’m at work.   I should have stamped my foot until I got a new laptop with a camera in it for work.  I’ve also created a Skype account so then I could have conversations with other work people in far off cities and countries.  Yeah, that’s what I would use it for, sure it is.

Mellow Yellow

I just found out my cell phone camera does effects.

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