Friday, January 29, 2010


I am off to DC for Nancy's memorial service.

I hear it may snow. Go figure.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I have been going thru boxes of office supplies. I can't believe we have so many office supplies.

The pictures of are of my beloved Grams, Niagra Falls, and Sedona. Nice memories.

Saturday, January 09, 2010




I am not amused. The dogs are not amused. They keep thinking they want out. They stick their noses out and back up and stare at me like I can change this rainy, raw and very cold day. The cat has been in and out and walks to the front door and knocks to come in. I think he head butts the door. We hear him. Amusing. Or he keeps staring in the glass door while pawing it.

My sweetie is flying tonight, so I am watching football at home. Go Jets. It looks like Philly will loose to the Cowboys.
He will be home tomorrow night.

Enjoy the weekend. Mine is cold, cold, cold.

Friday, January 08, 2010


What a different start to the new year. I have lost my very good friend from high school. She is in peace now and not suffering. Those who cared for her can finally breath and start living again. That is not in my opinion a negative thing to say. Her wusband went above and beyond what anyone would ever expect from an ex spouse. Danny has to be one of the nicest people in the world with so much patience. It was not easy for him. We spoke and texted every day. His sanity factor on most days. Now he is back working in his high stress job without the added burden of caring for an out of control and demanding person he used to love and cherish. He never skipped work if he could help it. The job is just all consuming with his boss not the most understanding individual in the world. He said all his alanon meetings helped him deal with his boss of 35 years and Nancy's out of control alcoholism.

My new boyfriend and I are going strong. We sure weren't looking for this but we found it in the most unlikely place. On a motorcycle run to Naples. He met me while I was being harassed from my ex-boyfriends girlfriend. Not the prettiest of times in my life. He now sees what I meant by my life is very non drama and I am a total homebody. At first I wasn't interested. He has pursued me and had no clue why. I am not his type. I am artsie. I am independent and strong willed.
He is giving me a buddy pass to go up for the Memorial service sometime this month.
He is newly divorced and has young kids. The ex and kids live in Iowa. Not someone I would ever give the time of day to. I don't do drama. His ex is remarried already. We both hate shopping, have no desire to get married again. He is so caring and nurturing. I told him not to throw Gods gift back at him. I have been alone for 8 years except for friends. No real relationships like this.
I am not used to or have ever met anyone like him. He is a few years younger. He said he was going to look for a younger woman and go wild. He took one look at me and was hooked. So much for younger woman. I am not what he was looking for. Funny how life is sometimes.
I am looking for a job. My kids are doing really well. My ex is adjusting and from what I can tell making progress in a positive direction. He went running the other day. I hope he will get back in shape and start taking care of himself. We are getting along and talking for the first time in way too many years.

Time to redo my resume and email it out for a job with a hotel.

May 2010 be an awesome year.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Nancy lost her battle with alcoholism tonight at 7:05 in the tender loving care of hospice. Her wusband said it was such a dignified way to go. I thank them for giving her back her dignity that her love of alcohol took away from her. She was 49.

She is in a much better place now.

I wish I had a much better picture of Nancy. I will have to learn to scan one from when we were in high school.

The picture of her alone was taken in April during my visit to DC. The one of the two of us together on the boat was taken a few years ago.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome to 2010!!!!

Last night the blue moon was just gorgeous.

I was home by 8:30. I got my last ride in of 2009 with my friend Sue. I was talking to my friend on the phone until 11 and I was done. The fireworks woke me up of course. Poor Izzie was shivering and cuddling. Dogs really don't like fireworks.

Off to the beach on my first ride of 2010 to watch the sun come up. Nice sunrise. The fisherman were out of course.
The baby was trying to eat he sand while his Mom was trying to get a picture of him with the sunrise in the background.

Then I had breakfast at my favorite place on the beach. Little Venice. My friends place. I have been home cleaning and straightening ever since. Watching football. What a great win for FSU.

The rest of the weekend we are riding. My sweetie should be back from Iowa by Sunday night. He is over being cold. His boys are over winter break. They were supposed to be here and not in Iowa freezing. I am glad I am not there.

Happy 2010.