Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
So now I am official enjoying summertime, and have not done a darn thing. I thought I might go swimming, get the yard cleaned up, do some chores that I had been putting off, but I have not done anything. Pathetic, I know. I want to finish my cross-stiching, but I never find the energy to pick it up and just start working. I have piles of limbs I could cut up and get rid of now, but it's a little hot out. I could mow the lawn, but then I would have to go get gas, that seems like a lot of trouble. So now I have all this free time on my hands, and I am doing nothing!
I did enjoy a lazy round of golf this past weekend. I set up on the first tee, took a couple practice swings, and really paid attention to every movement. Concentration took over; I approached the ball, took a swing and watched it land on the green. Pride seeped through me, I have a hard time hitting greens. It took two putts into the hole for par, and I moved on. I set up the next ball, using the same strategy, took my swing, and the ball couldn't have went any farther than thirty yards, considering it's well over a 100 yards to the pin, I had flubbed. But I braved on and recorded a seven before I was done, and that is the way the rest of the round went. I love the game of golf, there's nothing that compares. You are not out to beat an opponent, unless you're in a tournament, which is something I will never be able to do. Admitting that makes me think it's time Michelle Wie comes to grips with the reality that she is not a tournament golfer. She is an embarrassment to the sport and whoever sponsers her is making a mockery of the other women who take the sport of golf seriously. She was never a prodigy, she simply had one or two really good rounds of golf, like we all do eventually. Now she wants to blame her wrist, which is one of the lamest excuses, for all mishaps. Didn't we just have a golfer win, and had backpain not so long ago? I guess some people just heal faster. I get really sick of seeing the headlines with Wie breaking par. Who cares!!! There was so many more golfers who actually played and did well. The press needs to stop giving her headlines just because she breaks par, or falls 20 back with all her double bogeys. The way she plays she could be my partner, and I would feel good about the way I play.
Okay enough rambling, I tend to do that, which my professor realized after reading a couple of my essays. He gave me good advice to focus on the subject, but with me there could never be one subject. That would be one dimensional and I am three dimensional, therefore, I tend to ramble on and on. Too bad I couldn't use that energy to finish some projects around here. All in good time, I will get to them; after my body replenishes itself from being a student all summer long.
Friday, June 01, 2007
My husband and I went to San Francisco for the weekend. Watched a Giants ballgame, spent the night, attended church the next morning, then spent the day in traffic and getting to Golden Gate Park to see the Japanese Tea Garden. We are 6-0 watching the Giants play. I am beginning to think we are bad luck for them, but nonetheless, we will continue going to see them. They have to win at some point! The best news I have heard of for the Giants was the vanishing of Benitez. Athletes are always exciting to watch, but there are a few bad apples among all the good ones. Watching the bad apples is never fun. My list for bad athletes is actually quite small. Benitez just had a very cocky attitude, and always got an incredulous look on his face when someone would hit a homerun off him, there isn't any pitcher who hasn't had a homerun smacked off him, so the looks just made him look even stupider. Yeah I know that isn't a word, but it is in my book! Michelle Wie is another, I can't even call her an athlete. She walks out on the courses like she is a queen, and she isn't even good. At best she is a good weekend golfer, but she isn't good enough to compete with the real athletes. Her and Benitez would actually make a good couple, they could blame everybody and everything else for anything that goes wrong. Take this last tournament she was in, it was actually smart of her to drop out because if she hadn't, she would not get to participate in any more LPGA events for the rest of the year. She was only in the tournament because her sponsors got an exemption for her, and if she had scored an 88 in any round she would not be allowed to golf in any more LPGA events, regardless of who is sponsoring her. And of course, she did fall back on the old, "my wrists hurt", which I don't believe for a second. She was saving her own hide, plain and simple. Just what excuse will come up in the next tournament? Raiders and 49er's, I can't even look at individual athletes here, I simply can't stand either team, personal thingy.
OK, off on another route, we have our new refrigerator, stove, roof, air conditioning and heat, and now just waiting for the floors and gutters. And I got a new computer, which hasn't been easy, because I'm not much of a computer geek, I just like playing games and reading a couple blogs, and this windows Vista is pure hell for me.
Well that's about it for now on my rantings, I haven't been feeling too well this past week, but in good time, all things will pass.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The World Keeps Turning
Bigger changes around our home have been happening lately. My gorgeous husband purchased a refrigerator and stove, and they are in my kitchen and looking fabulous. We had a new roof put on, but now we gotta paint. It almost seems like too much trouble to have the nice things. We will be getting a new air conditioner and heater next week. I can do without the air conditioner, I love being hot, but the new heater will be a blessing in the winter time. We also got a new mattress. You can tell I have never priced a mattress, I assumed we would go get one for $100 or maybe $200, it sure as hell blew me away that the thing we sleep on goes for over $1000 at times.
We will be going to our first Giants game next weekend, and to say I am excited is a gross understatement. We have arcade 148 tickets, 1st row, seats 1 and 2. Close enough to spit sunflower seeds on Randy Winn.
Anyways, I really don't miss my old job, even though it pains me at times to not contribute to bills around here. My husband is sweet and tells me he looks at the whole picture, and after I finish nursing school I will be doing more then enough. But I look at the here and now, and it's hard to get past just doing homework and housework and earning no money. I'm one of the lucky ones to have found the most caring and understanding man in this crazy realm. You're my heart and soul, I love you Allan!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
My Own Review
My recommendation for DaVinci Code: I liked it, the acting was good, it did exactly what a movie is supposed to do, entertain you. To all you protestors, protest something worthwhile, like uncomfortable seats in a theater. This movie will not change the course of history or religion. A big thank you should be given to the Vatican for all the free publicity, without them, the movie would not have attracted many people. By nature people love to rebel, when told not to do something, we do the opposite. Maybe it's time to use something God gave each one of us: Our own minds, make up your own mind people, stop listening to others, stop going with the flow, you have your opinion on so many things, take it one step further, make up your own mind about your sprituality.
There was a preview for a remake of an old movie before the DaVinci Code, The Omen. A movie about the Devil to be released 6-6-06,good date. I expect the Vatican to draw as much attention to this movie since it attacks the Catholic church by having priests deliver the young devil spawn into the world. To do nothing about this movie would be hypocritical, but then we all know the church is not hypocritical, don't we?
Friday, March 31, 2006
Tuesday we spent the morning at the Botanical Gardens, which was beautiful and took alot of pictures. We had our first game at 1, and it would have been a good idea to get there early, but we were having fun and just flying by the seats of our pants. For a stadium that holds over 11,000 people, there is no parking. The parking garage and parking alongside the road all have 3 hour limits, and private homes are charging outrageous prices to park on their property. So after driving around and finally finding a spot for $5, we walk the 2 miles back to the stadium to watch our first game. The walking was ok, I have never minded walking but I am a stroller, a loper, I don't pace walk or like to walk briskly. The game was exciting, watching my flailer, Pedro is always exciting. He appears to have a little more sense this year and even managed a walk, which is an accomplishment.
The second game was a night game, so we had all day to walk around Old Town Scottsdale, which was exciting. We managed to find this little watering hole, South of the Border, which serves the best beer, Kiltlifters! Plus you can get one for a penny if you show them a ticket for the game that day and buy a sandwich. Well, after a couple of them, which loosened us up for some more fun, we headed to the game. It was cold, but just drink another beer and the weather is fine. Allan managed to procure an autograph from Peter Gammons, he had sat down just 2 rows in front of us off to the side. We managed to sit through most of the game before the cold got to us and since we didn't have a chance of winning we left for the comfort of our hotel room.
The next two days were spent in beautiful Sedona. The pictures on the internet I had been looking at didn't prepare me for the awesome vorteces and the red rock. I could easily see me and Allan setting up a house near there and living out the rest of our life in the most beautiful place on earth. Even McDonalds there didn't have the heart to put up "golden arches", instead they have turquoise arches, which go along with all the other beautiful businesses and houses there. Everything is earth toned and adobe styled and stunning.
Our last day in Arizona was a beautiful 85 degrees and another day game. We showed up early and I managed to get some autographs on my spring training ball, and the most special experience was having Pedro stand near me during the National Anthem. The Giants finally won on this day with Pedro hitting a homerun, and I know he did it just for me, no matter what anyone else says. Plus I had gotten Jason Ellison to sign my ball and he hit a grand slam! After the game we checked out the kiltlifters one last time then headed to Coopers'Town. It was a little frustrating finding the place with all the construction going on, but it was well worth it. The man has a very affordable establishment with the best sports and guitar memorabelia I had ever seen. I enjoyed myself immensely.
Thank you Allan, you have enriched my life in so many ways. You are my heart and soul and I thank the heavens the day you came into my life.