Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Oh c'mon...get over it!

Hey! Life has been busy for me! Sor-ry! (LOL)

Herman has taken the past few Mondays off. Last week we took a hike in the beautiful Bushkill Falls in PA. Yesterday we took a ride to Horsham PA ( a suburban area of Philadelphia) to see where we lived for 2 1/2 years. Then we went to NYC to walk around and grab a bite to eat. (PA and NYC in one day??!! Don't I live in the BEST PLACE ever?!) We've spent a great deal of "quality time" together recently...and you don't see me complaining!

The kids are all back to school. (Can I get a "hallelujah" everyone?!) Rachel has already had strep throat, Becky has had oral surgery resulting in an infected lymph gland and John has had to make an emergency trip to the dentist for a root canal gone bad. They have ALL been on antibiotics for the past week or so. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

Herman bought me a new camera! I got a Sony DSLR 10.2 mb camera a few weeks ago. I'll post photos when I can figure out how to take a great pictures. Give me a couple of weeks. I took the camera on a recent TSPR investigation. Again, I still have to figure out all the settings. It DOES take beautiful pictures, tho...

Speakimg of TSPR: My good friend Gary recently joined our ranks. He'll be a great contributor to our group as he is an audio editor for a national women's cable channel. (I'm not namin' names.) TSPR recently did an investigation in northern NJ. We'll update our site when we have everyone's report. Our website is currently undergoing MAJOR renovations so not everything is current. We're re-grouping and overhauling the website...which is exactly why I'm not linking to our site right now. I'll let you know when it's ready to be unveiled....

I received a phone call today from an old friend from church. I haven't seen John in a very long time...going on a year or so. Considering that I live in a very small town (pop. just above 13,000) it's quite odd that we haven't run into each other. Anyway, he sprung some unsurprising news upon me today: he's getting divorced. I say unsurprising because, as awful as it sounds, I saw it coming. Still, it's very sad as there are young impressionable children involved. Divorce rarely, if ever, has a positive effect on children. (I say this from my own experience...and I've been both a child of divorce and a divorcee. But...this is just my opinion.) I wish John well...he sounds a  bit , hmmm...happier and less stressed than before.

Well...that's about it on my end.


Saturday, September 2, 2006

Opinions, please!

Whaddaya think of the new color scheme? Anything I should change? Are the links too white? All opinions thoughtfully considered!



I'm sitting here listening to the winds of what remains of Tropical Storm Ernesto, praying that my front tree won't be felled by the heavy winds. What a sucky day! It's been pouring since last night.

Herman and I celebrated our 19 year wedding anniversary on August 30th! I can't believe that the time has flown by so quickly! We went to dinner at the Barge, where, as usual, I had the "Special Shore Dinner" that consisted of a shrimp cocktail, a dozen steamers, a cup of chowder, salad, potato and a 1 1/4 pound lobster! I ate every last bite! Instead of the rice pudding that came with my dinner, I had creme brulee. When we came home we shared some champagne and strawberries. All in all, a very nice way to celebrate our anniversary. I'm hoping to be drinking pina coladas on some deserted beach in the caribbean for our 20th, though. (Keep dreaming, Sharon.)

The gym is going well. I made it there 4 times this week. Elisa and I have stopped the circuit training. We are doing some cardio (to warm up) for about 10-15 minutes and then we lift weights. We do 2 body parts (legs, back, shoulders, chest, arms, etc) 3 times a week. Today we did 30 minutes of cardio. I'm going to see if I can get to the gym every day and do cardio. I'll let ya know how THAT goes..LOL!

Well, that's about it for now. I hope that everyone has a great holiday weekend, in spite of the sucky weather!