Thursday, April 28, 2005


Tuesday Rachel walked into a door at the school. Here's the conversation I had with the nurse when she called me at work to tell me about this:

Nurse: Hi Sharon. It's Maureen from the high school. How are you?

Me: Good, Maureen! And how are you? (OK..who has cramps now?)

Nurse. Good! Listen..I have Rachel here in the office. Well, she kind of walked into the front door and well...she cut her eyelid pretty badly. She'll probably need a few stitches. She's ok...but she's got a pretty good sized gash on her eyelid. You should take her to the ER.

Me: What??!! Is she ok?

Nurse: Oh, she's fine now.. get the gist of the conversation. She didn't want to upset me so she kind of down-played it. When I got there Rachel was sitting quietly and she looked ok. I thought that she was cut on the part of her eyelid that covers her eye, the soft part. It turned out that it was right underneath her eyebrow. Lucky for her that she was wearing her glasses. They probably saved her eyesight in that eye. The final outcome was a 4 hour jaunt to the ER that resulted in 8 stitches (plastic surgeon did them) to her eyelid and a possible slight concussion. She hit the door hard. She's been home from school the past few days. Not feeling well. Bad headache and her eye is killing her. But I'm happy to report that she WILL live. And probably won't have a bad scar.

Did I mention that Saturday night we were "kidnapped" by good friends of ours? They showed up at our house unannounced on Saturday night and took us out for an impromtu dinner at a Mexican place in the Atlantic Highlands. I had a cucumber margarita that I cannot stop talking about!! And talk about great salsa!! They had the best salsa I have ever had. The only thing missing was the guacamole! I love Mexican food so it was great to go out and have some. (Herman, on the other hand, HATES Mexican food and forced it down. But I have to say, he did enjoy his ribs and chicken in a pasillla salsa. Very tasty!)

TSPR is going to a paranormal convention in June. Ali and I are sharing a room. I just love Ali. We talk a mile a minute when we're together. We spent this past Monday together. We just drove around and did a little exploring. Then we went to dinner, where one of the waitresses I know was able to get us access to the supposedly haunted attic of this very old restaurant. I got a picture of an orb. It was way cool! We had a great time together, even tho our plans for the day fell thru. (We were supposed to meet up with Kerri {from our group} and head down to Batsto State Park to do an investigation with another paranormal research group from south Jersey.)'s getting time for some good ol'!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

New computer, new day

This is gonna be a quickie of sorts. Our old (really not old, it's only a year old) just completely tanked last week for no apparent reason. Herman thinks that it may be the power supply so he's going to try and repair it. I hope so because all my files and paranormal pictures are in it!

It's raining here in NJ so it's a good, no...GREAT day to just hang out! I fell back to sleep for awhile listening to "Soundscapes" on DirecTV. Soundscapes is my favorite music channel when I want to get some peaceful sleep. They play new age stuff..Enya, Yanni...really mellow mood music. I have the best "dreams" while listening to Soundscapes. Even my kids love to come and lay down in my bed with me when I'm trying to tune out the world. They calm down and zone out. The only problem today is that while I was in a blissful sleep, Becky woke me up and now I'm a bit fried. I wasn't ready to leave my peaceful place.

I was sick Tuesday from my Addison's Disease, which totally sucked because I had to work, go to the therapist and to a Church meeting. Oh, and it was the 20th anniversary of mine and Herman's first date!! (We've been together ever since so this anniversary meant alot to us.) Anyway, Addison's makes my blood pressure drop very low so I was feeling pretty awful on Tuesday. I'm much better now, tho.

Wednesday I had lunch with a friend (and former fellow Deacon) to discuss our new pastor. We don't much care for him and there are many people who feel the same way. Some have left our Church and joined our former interim associate pastor's new Church, which is a few miles from our town. Not far, but the congregation is totally different in his new Church. Trust me when I tell you, if you had told me 10 years ago that I would be so upset about my Pastor, I'd have told you that you were crazy and probably called you a few select names!! LOL! In any case, I really love the people in my Church but I'm so not feeling the new pastor. Not at all. As my mom says, he's got a job...not a ministry. And I'm not about to leave my Church just because of him. Oh well...hopefully enough people will complain and he'll be gone.

The girls left the lovely and thoughtful gift of about 10 loads of laundry in the basement. My hope is that I can get it done this dreary weekend because I really need to get this mess of a basement cleaned up. Our main sewer line was backflowing into our basement toilet on Sunday and Monday nights. What a mess!! The plumber is praying with us that the main line will stay clear of obstruction because it's gonna be a huge (not to mention EXPENSIVE) job to remove the old line and install a new sewerage line. We live on a narrow one-way street which means we'd have to hire a cop for the day to divert and direct traffic. (It's a main street in our town.) Pray with us, won't you?! LOL!

Ok...let the day 2:12pm!! Peace!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Computer crapped out!

I promise that I'll update once I have my own damn computer back!! Herman bought a new computer today because for some odd reason our 1 year old Dell crapped out one us! I had pictures that I wanted to share with you all...but they are "locked up" in the "old" computer til Herman can "free" them! LOL! Anyway...we had a great time last week and I wanted to share it with the pictures we took.

Right now I'm on the kid's computer that has a sticky keyboard and a tiny screen! I need my huge screen back! Waaaaaa! And a keyboard that can stand my typing!

G'night...and peace! Sharon

Thursday, April 7, 2005


Did I mention that my boss and his wife had a son on Monday night? Well..they did. 8lbs, 2oz. I haven't seen hide nor hair of my boss lately. I've been carrying the pager for him but it's been fairly quiet at work due to the mild temperatures. Pretty soon it will get crazy around here, once people go to turn on their air conditioners and find out that it crapped out on them over the winter. Yep..busy season is almost upon us.

An old friend emailed me last night to say that a very good friend of theirs had an aneurysm at their home. She's the daughter of her best friend. They had picked up the little girl from the bus stop and brought her to their house to sit for her until her mom got back from work. The little girl started complaining of a bad headache and nausea. The little girl passed out as they were calling 911. Thankfully they did call 911 because that's what probably saved this girl's life. Anyway, would you hold her in your prayers? She needs to undergo an operation soon to reduce the swelling in her brain. Thanks in advance for your much needed prayers for this little girl.

Stayed in last night and watched "Around the Bend" again! Rachel and Becky watched it with me and they both LOVED it. They especially love the little boy in this movie. I'm telling ya, great acting by everyone in this movie!

Can it possibly be true that I'm going to be 44 years old next Friday?! YIKES!! My sister's birthday is the day before mine so she wants us to all go out to The Chart House in Dobbs Ferry. Which is all well and good but it's about 1 hour and 15 minutes away!! And, it's a hard ride. NJ Turnpike, over the GWB and up the Henry Hudson/Saw Mill Pkwy. However, my mom said she would watch all the kids if we wanted to spend the night somewhere. I may just take her up on it!

Well...time to go...Peace!

Monday, April 4, 2005

'm I bad?!


Not much going on. Well..things are going on but I can't get into details.

TSPR was supposed to have an investigation last night. We drove 2 hours to get there and when we were 2 blocks from their house, they called and canceled.No explanation..nothing. So we all headed to Friday's for dinner and a meeting. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we had a really good time! We all get along and share alot of laughs. So the night wasn't a waste at all.

Easter was very nice. We had dinner at my mom's. We brought the ham and some snow crab legs. For dessert we brought cream puffs...Yummmm! We usually go to the Holiday Inn for their buffet but it got to be too expensive. I can't see paying $26.00 + tip per person when all Rachel will eat is turkey and mashed potatoes, John will only eat meat-nothing else (which would explain why, at 5'8" he only weighs 110 pounds!!!) and the rest of us (except for Herman) only have 1 or 1 1/2 servings of food. And you can't wrap leftovers. Anyway..not worth it anymore.

At Deb's recommendation, I rented "Around The Bend" and watched it today. LOVED IT! Great story! Michale Caine, Christopher Walken. It was funny, sad, touching...all the things you want a good movie to be! Never boring, never dragged. Moved along quite nicely. Tonight I'm going to try and watch "Shall We Dance" with Richard Gere (always a favorite of mine!), Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez.

Trying to catch up on my laundry and housework. I've been in quite a slump lately. Just cannot get motivated to clean. ANd form the look of this house, I NEED to get moving here! LOL!

My boss and his wife are in the labor and delivery suite as we speak. She's being induced today so hopefull by late tonight or tomorrow morning, Baby Door will be born! read that right.."Door". They cannot decide on a name so they refer to the baby as "Door"! Isn't that cute?! Naming this baby has been a challenge for them so wish the kid some luck in the name department, won't you?!

Herman and I will be celebrating 20  years together (not married- that'll be 18 years in August) on April 19th. We would like to go away for the night but with teenagers, we can't really leave them alone, can we?! Maybe we can "farm" them out. We really need a night away..just us. <insert dirty laugh here>

My son and my cousin's daughter, Jaimie, have become close friends recently. We went to Jaimie's confirmation party on Palm Sunday and since then, they've been spending time together. We hadn't seen her in a few years so John barely remembers her. Jaimie  went out with my cousin and John and bought herself a guitar. John's "teaching" her how to play. They are 1 month apart in age. I haven't seen this much of my cousin EVER! LOL!

Rain: We've had a lot of rain lately. While traveling to the anticipated investigation last night, we saw many flooded rivers, stream and trinutaries. The Raritan River was way up, as was the Weston Canal and other canals nearby. In NY, we saw roiling waters ..whitewater!! It was kinda cool but the devastation that flooding brings is awful. Funny story: Last Wednesday I was on my way back from picking John up from my cousin's. It had been pouring the better part of the day so there was street flooding all over. I had hit a rather large "puddle" earlier in my drive and it frightened me because it pulled the wheel from me a I was taking it slow and easy. (This is difficult for me..I am a Jersey driver all the way!) We got near my Church, right in town, when I noticed another large I slowed down and proceeded to drive thru it. John starts laughing and sreaming, "Oh my God!! Didn't you see that lady on the sidewalk? You got ' got her soaked!!" Apparently, I was so concerned about not loosing the wheel in a puddle that I never saw the woman on the sidewalk..My truck pushed a huge wave of water at her while she tried, in vain, to shield herself with her umbrella!!! I felt bad but I took off.I know TOO many people in this town! LOL!!

OK..I've noticed that time has escaped me and I'm late getting dinner to the table.

I'm outta her...Peace!