Oh No! It’s Sunday!

Sunday – it’s such a bittersweet day.  I love it because it’s a day off of work, it’s filled with Giants football which can be good or bad for me (today it was good, I got to watch the game on television AND they beat the bills 24-10), and today in particular I got a great deal accomplished.  I got up, I water walked, I went grocery shopping, I switched out my beachy theme that I have in my home most of the year and put out my fall decorations (or most of them as the football game came on), I then went on a hike as I participate in the Fall Hiking Spree that my area Metro Parks offers each year, I came home ate chili for dinner that hubby made (oh, wait, it’s award-winning chili now – he won a cook-off with the Boy Scouts and is the official chili master now) and then started laundry. And now I’m writing my blog.

What do I dislike about Sundays?  What everyone dislikes about Sundays – having to go back to work tomorrow.

Last week I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger and the Sisterhood of World Bloggers – not sure I am really all that deserving with my very new blog but I am very appreciative for Evgenia of Living on Annette for nominating me for this honor.  Now, part of this is suppose to include me nominating 11 others – and I know so many blogs I follow have already had people winning various awards so if you want me to choose you – let me know and I’ll be happy to assign questions for you!  Here goes the questions Evgenia asked me.

  1. What is your favourite thing to do for yourself? This is a tough question to start this all off.  As odd as it sounds I like to be able to enjoy sitting back and reading a book – uninterrupted… I seldom get to do this.
  2. What season do you like the most and why? Late spring, because early spring here in Ohio is still cold and icky… but late spring is warm and full of the world once again coming back to life… everything is full of new beginnings.
  3. Describe yourself in three words? Mom, Wife, Quirky.
  4. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? I would like to see myself as a successful entrepreneur, fingers crossed!
  5. What is friendship to you? Friendship for me is an elusive thing.  It’s having a friend who I can turn to in good times and bad and rely on that person to have my back through the thick and thin and always be there with a smile or a hug.  I so wish I had one of these people in my life but I royally suck at choosing friends!
  6. What makes you happy? Seeing my kids happy, the Giants winning a game, accomplishing a goal.
  7. What is your fav holiday and why?  My favorite holiday is Christmas, I love to decorate my house using all the ornaments that I use to hang on the tree when I was little (as my mom gave them all to me – they are wooden ornaments and she handpainted them with my aunt as she was afraid glass ornaments could break and my sister and I could get hurt – when my mom mentioned when I moved out of her decorating her tree with glass ornaments as she had always wanted to do – I told my sister she never had to get me another Christmas present again if she would let me have all the ornaments – and they are all mine!  Now I love that these same ornaments (along with a few others) are hung on my tree by my own kids… however I don’t see myself giving my ornaments away to my own children – they can fight over them when I die.
  8. What do you do to make this world better place? I try to amuse people with my blog and I’m trying to raise two children to add to the goodness in the world – which seems to be harder and harder to find each day (the goodness in the word that is).
  9. Fav person to be around? I have to plural this as they are my kids.  I find them both to be so amazing – if only they really understood how much I adore them both!  And they can make me just sit there and smile.
  10. Fav quote? My favorite quote is the following – I read it the summer of 1989 and has always stuck with me:  “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” by Charlotte Bronte, from Jane Eyre.

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a happy Sunday!


Are You Ready for Some Football???


So todays’ post will be short and sweet as I am in the midst of watching my beloved New York Football Giants play the Washington Redskins in a battle of the pigskin.  Presently my team is ahead 15-6.

Why a Giants fan in Northeast Ohio?  That’s what happens when my hometown team cut my favorite player 25 years ago… I was devoted to kicker Matt Bahr (yes, a kicker – the unsung heroes of the NFL) and when the Browns signed Jerry Kauric over re-signing Matt… I was mad. And then when Raul Allegre got injured before September was over and Bill Parcells signed Matt to replace him…. history was made… I became a Giants fan and here I am still rooting for them 25 years later.

I’m sure the Giants winning Super Bowl XXV that season helped. But I have had winning seasons and really bad seasons (like 3 or 5 wins total) but I keep with them. Even through coaches I disliked (the Dan Reeves years). Now I can’t imagine rooting for anyone else… not to mention I look way better in blue, white and red than I ever did in brown and orange.

Go Giants!


So I recently was reading a really engrossing blog called The Belle Jar and the topic was dreams which made me think of my own strange dreams over the years.

I think one of my favorite dreams was when I was in eighth grade, or around there, and I was madly in love with Kirk Cameron of “Growing Pains” fame and wouldn’t you know he was just about to ask me out in this dream when I woke up! So very bummed I willed myself back to sleep and finished it off.  <Sigh> If only I could have had the date too!

Flash forward a few years and one of my other favorite dreams happened with me fresh out of college, my goal in real life was to move to New York City where I could live where I always wanted to live surrounded by all the culture that goes with it – and of course, have the opportunity to watch every New York Giants game for FREE!  Yes, the dreams of a 24 year old.  But my dream was great, because not only was I living in New York, watching my beloved G-Men, I also had my favorite dog by my side, who had passed away a few years before I graduated from college. It was like the perfect moment.

But dreams can be brutal.  I remember one I had woke me up at 5am where an intruder was in my church and shot and killed my Grandma.  Though I saved everyone else in the church, I remember waking up so horrified that I called my Grandma at 5AM!!!!  She was just the best and thought it was nice I was so worried that someone may have harmed her in some way and this was God’s way of having me check on her.

So have you ever had eerily realistic dreams – good or bad?  Let me know!