Sunday, November 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennifer

Today is officially Jennifer's Birthday. Yesterday was girl time today was a lunch celebration with all of us. TJ drove down from Casa Grande and we had a late lunch at Firebird. Enjoyed visiting. It is unbelievable how quickly time flies by. I can still vividly remember Jennifer as a baby, toddler and oh yes a teenager. She has grown into a wonderful responsible young woman. She is a great Mom. So Happy Happy Birthday Jen and enjoy your 8 mile run this evening. Yuck can't imagine after all we ate to run.
The Birthday Girl

Anthony and Sadera with their beloved TJ

John and Jen

So the weekend has been officially declared a success and now it is time to get ready for another work week.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

A good Weekend So Far

It is amazing that a week ago my world was a mess with multiple problems with the house. One week later my world is calm and oh so positive. While this is a very busy weekend it has been filled to the brim so far with all good things.
Today was girls day out in celebration of Jen's BD tomorrow. Us girls Sadera, Jenn and I started our day with a pedi at Rose Nails. This is our favorite place as they do a wonderful pedi and massage while the big comfy massage chair relaxes you and the warm swirling water your feet are soaking in totally gives you peace. As usual our big decision was what nail color or design we wanted. I am a bit more adventurous than Jen and Sadera is way way more gun ho than either of us. Sadera picked her design immediately and then I had mine and oops Jen picked the same one as me. They turned out great. I also had my French manicure so was pampered with a hand and arm massage too.:) Yes Jamie I was thinking about you.
After the pampering we headed out for a bit of retail time. Checked out the new Hobby Lobby. Then to lunch at a favorite place Macaroni Grill. We had a very long leisurely lunch thanks to a very slow waitress but it was ok as we were in no hurry. It was back home so I could give Jen her gift. I gave her one of Jamie's bracelets and she loved it. It had been a very long time since the 3 of us have had a nice long day together and we all were tired but had so much fun. Tomorrow officially Jen's BD is the family lunch. The guys are included in this one :)
Our beautiful toes. Mine are the striped flip flops, Sadera was barefoot and Jen the dark ones. If you click on the pic you can see the little rhinestones on our toes and Sadera's wild dots.

Jen's bracelet designed by Jamie

So backing up a day to Friday. Colleen is back in town all be it very whirlwind in and out she is here!!!!! She looks great and I got to see baby Ella. Jan and I stole her away for a quick lunch and visit before dropping her off at Roy and Daisy's home. Next trip back will be in Dec. She is flying back to Oakland Sun am. It was so good to see her and Jan and I did our best to point out all the positives of AZ life:)

No trip or visit with Colleen is complete without a visit to Starbuck's. Just look what we found. perfect for my coffee to take to work

Wednesday nite was Stampin Up club and as usual Jan had beautiful cards for us to make. We completed 2 Christmas and one Thanksgiving card.

So far said with fingers crossed everything is running well, no leaks, electricity is on, Internet is on. Good times at my house!!!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

And the Saga Continues

So the saga continues. I woke up Saturday positive thinking everything is fixed and life is good. No Internet however and another phone call to India was nonproductive. I talked with TJ and he ran me through many trials to see if we could get it to work to no avail. So we came up with 2 options: switch Internet providers or get an air card. Neither could be accomplished till Monday. Well in the meantime my Island crops are withering, my farm is being neglected , I have no clue what is going on in Internet land.
I decided to forget the Internet and spend my time on putting the house together. Had to wash all the throw rugs, vac, and mop all the dirt and basically just clean. Did tons of laundry.
Next on the agenda was a shower and head to Anthony's BD party/Halloween party. Anthony's BD is in Dec and it is difficult to get a BD celebration in as most of the kids he invites are swamped with school, church and family gatherings. So he and Jenn cooked up the idea of an early party. Anyway I jump in the shower feeling that things are under control and life except for the Internet is all good again. WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!! I finish my shower and try to turn off the water and yeap you guessed it the faucet wouldn't shut off the water. Is this never going to end I think. Get out of the shower and throw clothes on as the phone rings and am talking to a friend and we are laughing at my ongoing traumatic adventures. Head out the door and shut off the water to the house till I can figure out what to do next. At least the new shut off valve worked! I tried everything I could think of to get that dang valve to turn nadda nope noway was it budging. Many wonderful words escaped my mouth!!! Jen stopped over to pick up a few things for the party looked at the faucet and proclaimed this is an easy fix I will help you tomorrow! Ya right nothing has been easy fix these days.
Long story short I was getting ready to head to the party when another friend calls. I am lamenting my horrible Friday to her when suddenly she is saying I can't hear you and off goes the phone. Yeap just great. I walked in my office area to grab the other phone and the Internet is on. Yeah the Internet is on my phones are out. What the heck is going on. Friend called back and phones working, Internet working no water leaks electricity is on life is 99.9% good.
I was almost afraid to get in the car to go to party but I did. Greeted by wild little boys and tons of good snacks and food. Night ended well
Now today I get reluctantly out of bed thinking ok now what. So far at 8 am it is a good day. Had to turn on the water to the house so I can get some laundry done and now it is sit and wait for Jen to come over for the easy quick fix on the faucet. We will see.
I think I am glad I will be going to work on Monday!!!

Anthony the Birthday Boy he will be 9 in Dec

The whole family

The wild ones

John and Jen

The cute cake made out of cupcakes

Sadera the jelly fish and her friend Ms ladybug

The table and all the yummy snacks

The new water pipe in the laundry room Dry wall is going to need to be replaced

And the wonderful new shut off valve to the house

So I am feeling pretty confident that I am on an uphill swing. Let's see what Sunday brings!!!