Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday after Christmas... anybody back yet?? Hallloooo! hehehe!

I hope everybody had a magical Christmas, too, or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year!! Obviously, I started with my birthday...and, also as obviously, Luke was the Christmas dog at Tom's! We had a great Christmas, it's just been a long one!!

The pic of me & Tif is at Bro's house. There were probably 25 people there, and that was mostly his wife's family! Bro does Christmas dinner right, rib! And everything else! This was the Christmas for pictures as presents, though! And nobody knew about anybody else's! Bro's 4 kids, ages 17 up to 30-ish, got together and had a photographer come out to their house in the woods and take pictures of them together all over, and they had the best one printed on canvas & mounted on the stone wall over the fireplace! And they had the rest in a book! That was about the best present they could've gotten for them! Bro & his wife had no idea they were doing this, cuz they were in Arizona when they got the pix taken!! And Bro's wife did scrapbooks for 2 of the girls, and the one for the oldest girl had pictures in it of me & Kim with her when she was little! And my oldest brother (Psycho!) made up a scrapbook from one Mom had in her's & Dad's basement...he said it was already in a book, but the cover was getting black mold on it, so he took all the pages apart, and put them in chronological order, and everything! That was really a neat thing for him to do! The book starts back in 1948, before Mom & Dad got married in 1950 (there's even the write-up of their wedding from the local paper up there!), and goes forward til after I was born in 1964! There were all kinds of cool things in there! Like, ummm, hotel receipts from the hotel they stayed at for their honeymoon in Niagara Falls, receipts for $9.50 a night!! And there were all kinds of mushy cards to each other (an awwww moment for all!), and pictures of Mom at a beach, and she looked SO good! She looked exactly like one of the models from the 50's! Oh, and Dad's draft cards from the 40's were in there too! Wow!! G did a LOT of work to put that together!! I gave Tif & R 2 8X10's from their first dance that I took & had them framed & matted; and a gift card for Sears that I know they'll use! I got 2 8X10's of me & Tom framed & matted, & a couple things for jr.

Friday, December 19, 2008

weekend before Christmas!!

...Rogues Hollow and Smithville again. Between the two of us, and the kids, we had hundreds of pictures from that day!!

Well, I got the medicine my doctor said will make me hungry, and you know what it is?? Anabolic steroids!! This is definitely NOT like the prednisone I've taken before, these are heavy-duty illegal steroids, like the kind that professional athletes are always getting busted with!!! Tom brought them over from Rite- Aid tonight, and was reading off the side effects to me, and, I swear, he was practically rolling off the chair, he was laughing so hard! "You're going to have more hair on your face than I will!!" I just growled & said "Yeah..or maybe a bigger dick than you, and then you'll be jealous!!" lol...I guess...
I just hope I gain some appetite & weight back!
So, the weekend before everybody ready for it? I am, pretty much, I guess. I still have one more thing to get for Tif & R, and Truman's catnip stuff, & something for Tom's boy, but pretty much, I'm done!
Oh, and guess what! The plaque I got for my birthday was NOT from Jill! It was from an 8th grade friend's mom, who I haven't seen for about 5 or 6 years! And I haven't seen that friend since like 1983 or so!!
I had a pizza delivered from Donato's tonight, and the delivery guy was the one who's here so often that he walks in and yells out "Hi Truman!" Yeah..I never suggested I've ever been little miss Susie Homemaker. However, my uncle sent a recipe to Tom in my Christmas card that he liked at Thanksgiving, does that count for anything? ;-D Tom's a good cook, especially if it's stuff out of his garden! He makes awesome chili, spaghetti sauce, all that stuff.
We're gonna be at Bro's house in the mid-afternoon for Christmas, and we'll be at Tom's dad's sometime that day...just gonna be all kinds of stuff to do...heck, even the lady that runs the antique store said we should stop over there too! Huhh...I'm surprised, cuz I still have the book "Heidi" that I borrowed from the store forever ago! I've been done with it for months, but I never know when we're gonna stop in there, and every time I mention it, & apologize for not having returned it yet, she always says don't worry about it!
Oh hell, I almost forgot! I got a birthday cake that evening! Tom & jr stopped back over on their way home from school & work, and brought a cake from a store that said Happy Birthday Libby on it...and someone had written 26th in there! I guess I asked for this, seeing as how I told jr back in August that I was birthday=another year!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

...birthday stuff... I'm officially in my "mid-40's"!...funny...I don't feel old! Kev's dad came over this morning & brought me a present from him & Kev's mom, & said they still love me, and any time I need anything, call them! I still love them too, they are the BEST! And I've gotten happy birthday messages from a lot of facebook friends, too, & Kev im'd me a happy birthday this morning too, and Tom was just here! Oh, and Joe emailed me a happy birthday in Italian! Wow...I could really get used to this....hmmm...
Also, I just left Bro a message on his cell phone, telling him & his wife happy anniversary...they got married on my 12th birthday...32nd! That's great!!'s something I had hoped would happen for me & Kev too, but...
Tom was just here, too! Damn, "so many men, so little time..."? lolol! Truly, I AM too old for that! 20 years ago though...
Nahhh...Tom is plenty! We're gonna 'celebrate' my birthday this weekend, at his house in the country! I really know it's my birthday...Bro just called back to say happy birthday...and UPS just dropped off an awesome wall plaque! Thanks, Jill!!
It's either my birthday, or I'm gonna die soon, and everybody but me knows it!... neuro's office called in an rx for something to make me hungry, so, I'll get that tomorrow and, hopefully that will help!!
I have a half gallon of peppermint stick ice cream in the freezer, it's calling me today! I remember, because that's not available all year, when I worked at grocery stores, and wrote orders for the frozen food dept too, I always ordered a few gallons extra of that, and hid it in the freezer, in the back room, so I had it all year! yeah, I was sneaky...but I always bought it in the summer, so Tif and I always had it!! I guess that was a "perk", right??
Chester, my friend from the Fostoria store, emailed me yesterday too. And I think I have friends all around the world...she puts me to shame...she has friends in England that she's gone over to play golf with!! 'Course, she played golf all the time with an ex-boyfriend of mine up there, too! He was really cute when we went out, had the dark hair, hairy chest, fast motorcycle, and all that...but he was all about "marriage & kids", the last thing I wanted to hear when I was 23!! I'm glad I got out right then! And now he's fat, too! (is that what marriage & kids did to you, Kevin? (yeah...Kevin #3!)) Chester still plays golf with him, that's neat!
Well, I'm gonna go take my 3pm nap!!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

throwing stones...

Tnis top picture is the awesome inside of the Rogues Hollow Historical Society...really, this isn't a museum or anything, the police chief from 25 years ago lives here! (or maybe he was the sheriff from then...). He's retired now, and lives here as the caretaker of the hollow!

...more funstuff on Crybaby Bridge...

And this is the outside of the building....the caretaker lives in the top floor...

I heard a story this week about an old king in a small area in Africa. He and his wife, who is, of course, the queen, lived in a hut in the middle of the jungle. He was quite the collector of old royal artifacts, old crowns, scepters, anything a king should have. One day, it started to storm, and the wind was whipping around and everything. His wife got scared and ran outside to see if there was anybody that could help, cuz the hut was collapsing! All of a sudden there was a tremendous CRASH, and she turned around to see the king crawling out from under a pile of "kingly" furniture and the grass they had made their hut from. After shaking his head, and dusting himself off, he noticed a villager walking up to them. The king said he wasn't sure what had happened to cause that mess. The villager just shrugged his shoulders, and said...
"Just goes to show you...people who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones..."
sj, that was for you!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas shopping's DONE!! (almost...still hafta get Truman something,,,)

Important friends in my life currently...except for the kitten, Tinkerbell, I found another home for her, because, as you can see, Truman looked at her with disdain every time she found something to have fun with!! Like (humph! how stupid kids can be!).
And Tom (my 'gentleman friend'...although gentleman may be a stretch!) & I and his boy's friend on Crybaby Bridge back in October! I was gonna put pix of Tif on here too, but I had so many of her wedding on lately, I didn't...but she's obviously very important (she's my girl! for God's sake!!)
So, last night, we went out to the store that does this kind of 'crafty' stuff in town, and I sent them wandering around the store (for an hour and a half!! they were SO patient!) while I worked with the lady in charge of framing & matting pictures, she's really good! And we picked out frames & matting for all 8 pictures I had....they'll be done tomorrow, and they're gonna be some awesome surprising Christmas presents!! Cuz I've never done anything like this for Christmas before, usually it's a present or gift card! But, you know what? Not only is this about 10 times cheaper for me, it's going to be WAY more meaningful to everybody...including me!! The only problem is that Truman really doesn't give a rat's ass about them, so, I need to find him some catnip toys! Well...he is by all rights a 9 year old boy, so...
Other than that, I'm not doing much of anything, except still trying to gain my weight back. I WANT to gain my 20 lbs back, that I lost a year and a half ago! Some people eat more when their life falls apart at the seams...I, unfortunately, lost my appetite, and it won't come back...not a good thing when you only weighed 108 lbs, like I did from age 19 on! I'm gonna ask my neuro for an rx for marinol, the drug like marijuana, without increase my appetite. My mom took that pill when she was at the nursing home, so I hope my dr will let me try it...since the steroids didn't do SHIT for my appetite this time...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!
Sorry..important addendum>>>>>>
TLP just sent me the most AWESOME website! (can you see, I'm a child of the 80's?)>>>>>>>> <<<<<<
I'm listening to Judas Priest "Retribution" now...first I had 80's radio gold...too tame...went to the search, and put in Lita Ford (was my idol way back then!), clicked on "Kiss Me Deadly"...and it's heavenly!! It's total 80's hair bands! From Lita to Poison (I USED to love them till I found out that a slut that was probly in diapers when they were hot went to their concert this year with someone old enough to be her dad!) to Jackyl!!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday night again...

How I love the feeling of power and control I get when I hijack a train in a deserted country area...

...luckily, a little whippersnapper showed up to help me, not the terrified passengers!

I just finished watching a great history channel show. It's the 70's, has everything, from Nixon's resignation, to women's starting to work outside the home...until the mid to late 70's, most women didn't have jobs outside the home (my mom never did after she married my dad in 1950!). And then it went on to talk about how it was actually illegal to be gay, and about Studio 54, and the bathhouses in NYC...the cocaine & LSD...Jimmy Hoffa...disco...and all the debauchery...huh...ya ever feel like you just were invited to a party at the last minute, but that, luckily, the next party was just starting, and it was even better? That's my analogy of the 70's/80's...
I got a forward from my friend Chester today, and it's a REALLY neat website!!
This guy just must've had way too much time on his hands! My song is "Come See About Me" by the Supremes.
Well, I got the biggest part of the Christmas presents I'm giving in the mail yesterday...I'm way too broke to buy presents this year, so I got some of the pictures I've taken developed as 8X10's by ofoto online, and I'm getting them framed & matted for people. I like the pictures. And, at least I don't have to worry about running out of ink in my printer in the middle, or the prints accidentally getting printed out crooked or anything!
My Christmas tree is up now, and has all the lights on it (all blue, of course!), I still need to finish hanging the decorations...most of them are the ones Tif made in elementary school!! I love the wood angel cutout with her kindergarten picture pasted on as its face!!! I let Tiffany's friend have our old fake Christmas tree that we had for the beginning of the 90's, because she has a little girl, they don't have a tree yet, and the little girl was all scared that Santa wouldn't come if they didn't have a sad is that?
Just as an aside...I was really glad to see OJ get convicted of the robbery & kidnapping in Las Vegas! Too little, too late...but the judge did well, and told him and everybody else that this sentence had nothing to do with his past problems!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday after Thanksgiving!

...believe it or not...this is me & my best friend when he, his brother, and I went to Myrtle Beach on vacation for a week in, I think, 1987?? Goddamn, we looked good! He just emailed this to me today! Wow...He titled it "Remember this?"

Okay...enough of that! I had my "weekend in the country", or I refer to it as the sanitorium...snark!!

Naw, it was a lot of fun, even though we did less than nothing! Well, we talked about investing & mutual funds, & T bills, and all that shit...he's "extremely smart".....(Tom, not me, for heaven's sake!)...He & jr went to Bro's with me for Thanksgiving, and it was a BLAST!! First funny thing was...I knew his house was way out in BFE, and I knew we were on the right road...but I haven't been there for about 2 years! And we pulled in the long driveway of a house, and Tom parked, and as he was unloading my scooter, I said...."I think this is it...". Oh, holy shit!! He just put the scooter down, says "Get on! I don't give a shit if it's the wrong one! We'll just go eat with 'em, anyway!!" lololol! Luckily, it was the right one...Bro came out and picked one of my legs up, Tom carried the other side, cuz the whole front and sides of Bro's house are all stairs! Anyway, we were there from 1 til 6-ish...there were so many of my relatives there, I couldn't believe it! Had to be at least 30 people there! And, yes, they all liked Tom & jr. They got a tour of the house, garage (where Bro's motorcycles are), and the rest of the woods around the house! And when we were leaving, Bro yelled, "See ya at Christmas!!" I'm super looking forward to that!...uhhh, yeah, forgot to tell Bro that yes, I was 'jailbait' when Tom & I first started dating...I was 15 and he was 21...bigger difference then than now, huh?

Pittsburgh is wiping the floor with New England!! Couldn't happen to a more deserving coach, huh?

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day B4 Thanksgiving...

Keep in mind, this is the smallest wall of clocks! Good thing he's like a specialist in fixing clocks, huh?
This is honestly the toughest time of year for me, personally. A couple of years ago, I sat here crying, while my husband walked out the door at 3:30 AM the day after Thanksgiving to go shopping
with his 'friend' from work. Now, well...he's with her...I'm with Tom...Tif & R are married...the only fucking constants in my life are Truman and sad is that? No, honestly, it was a decision that should have been made years ago...and I & all others are (as far as I know) are happy with where they landed. I still get a 'twinge'

the day after Thanksgiving, though. After 17 years, if I didn't, I'd be just one cold-hearted bitch, wouldn't I? And I leave that title to others. I'm finding out that the way to get past something hard isn't "get over it", but "get around it", you inch carefully, trying not to upset it or anything, and after a few years, you'll laugh again. Finally this summer I got back to that, and I will NEVER lose it again! Hold me to that shit, too! I'm depending on you guys!
Tom and I were out at Meijer tonite shopping, and ran into a guy that used to work at the radio station when he and I met when I was 15! Now, how weird was that? I even remember him walking in on us kissing in one of the production rooms! Now he introduced me, and Ray says "I remember you." Junior points at me and Tom and whispered loudly "girlfriend!" lolololol!!
When we got home, we were talking about stupid stuff (yes us!), and I said I think one of the biggest downfalls of society today is...oh, I remember...I was telling him about how my friend up north had an Old Spice gel thing in her car, and I was totally obsessed with that smell! I told Tom I love that cologne, and that guys now just don't seem to want to smell like a guy! All the popular colognes smell fruity (??), or flowery, or something, and that's just wrong!! If I wanted to be a lesbian, I would've done that! Gaaahhhhh! Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not for me!
So, what's the deal with that? Women want guys to smell like they're wearing perfume, and to not have any hair on their body, just...eeeewww...I want a guy who knows he's a guy, and doesn't try to hide it, or act effeminate! All right, everyone, have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Friday, November 21, 2008

much better...

Well, I got my first day of iv steroids yesterday, and I feel like living to fight this shit again! Well, maybe it's the fact that I'm on 60 mgs of Cymbalta and 10 mgs Ritalin a day too...whichever....when I feel good, I really don't care why!!

So a nurse will be here today & tomorrow afternoon to do this too. This doctor wouldn't give me prednisone to taper off this stuff, so when I finish these 1000 mgs a day of 'liquid prednisone', I'm done. Never did it without the taper afterward, but, who knows, maybe it'll be even better *fingers crossed*. At least I have the energy to get up and do laundry...I'd hate to have to ask for one of you to volunteer...Tom would take it home and do it, but he'd probably keep my underwear or something...
The top picture up there is Bro & family's can see he's related to me, cuz of the beer bottles...second one is kinda self-explanatory, the photographer was posing them for some pictures, the third is one I swore I wouldn't put on, cuz my hair was straight, but I did...I should charge for that..oh, man, I'm playing some obscure music I have on here, and does anybody remember the band "Autograph"? I'm playing the song 'Turn Up The Radio'! Okay, enough of it's Billy Squier's turn!
I've been on youtube finding more good this one...that's Scott Stapp, the lead singer of Creed. He left that band a while ago to form a Christian rock group, but I don't know if he's still doing that...and where were guys that looked like this when I was that age??
All right, I'll quit...but I can dream, can't I?
I got an instant message last week from a woman in Gibralter/Spain that I've been writing with for about 6 or 7 years...we also had not been in touch for awhile, but, omg, it was really cool to catch up with her! When we first started writing, she was married and living in London, with her husband, who is from Iraq. They split up, and we still wrote, she moved back home to Gibralter, & swore she'd never give up her country for a man again! We wrote for a long time (she has ms too, and was trying to get herself into dating again). But last week was the first time we'd been in contact for over a year (I'm amazed that she still had my im address!). Now she's married to a psychiatrist, and they've been to New York City, she was at the big Virgin Records store at midnight for the release of the latest Metallica disc!! How cool is that?? She absolutely loves America (at least NYC!) and said she'd move here in a heartbeat if they could!! Now that's different!! Most people overseas pretty much seem to hate us!
I've been on lots of health sites to find out more about tysabri, and I haven't been able to find anybody that's tried it and not loved it. A lot of people in chat rooms say it's giving them their lives back! Now, I don't even hope for that anymore (that horse left the barn long ago!), but just stop the progression is all I hope for. I'm just feeling a lot pissed off lately cuz I feel like I wasted the last healthy years of my life with someone that didn't deserve them.
Okay, I'm outta here...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Monday, November 17, 2008

health shit again...i'm SO sick of this!

Oh, to be at this point again...just starting out...

I've got all kinds of shit going on with the ms (I refuse to call it my ms!). My new neurologist is going to let me get the iv steroids again, so they're ordered, hopefully be on them this week. But when I was at her office this morning, she suggested something I'd considered a couple years ago, but before I tried it, it was taken off the market, because a few people got PML from it. The medicine is called tysabri, and you get it intravenously every 6 months. It's back on the market again now. It's kinda like chemo or something for ms. So, if I decide to try it, it'd have to be way after I'm off the steroids, cuz your immune system can't be compromised when you're on it, that's what leads to pml. I haven't had this big a decision to make in forever, if ever. It wouldn't be that big of a decision, if pml wasn't possible, but since it is, I kinda have to decide if I'd be better off taking this chance, or do I want to continue living like this, going downhill every fuckin' day? Basically, is quality of life better than quantity? I mean, it's not like there's a certain chance of death if I do it...and, who knows, I may have a seizure and fall down and bash my head open on the desk or bathtub any time....who knows? This is really tough to try to decide. I guess I'm writing all this down because, hopefully, I can straighten it out in my head...and, any feedback will be appreciated, too. The chance of getting pml is really small, I think only a couple people got it & died from it from this over the last few years, I know they always have to tell you all the possible side effects to cover tne drug maker's ass (not to mention the doctor's!)...and I know it's probably not going to come down to a life or death decision, it's just, well, how would you feel if there's a drug that may help you feel better, or it may kill you (ok, maybe that's a little overdramatic, but...)? What would anybody do? I guess when it gets to the point I have to make a decision, I'll probably do it, desperation is a great motivator...

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Tiff & her husband were over the other night...they had the disc with all of the photographers' pictures on it, and she downloaded it on here. So now I have another eight hundred and fifty-six pictures!! We got our money's worth! Now Tiff & R have to pick out the pictures they want the photographers to make up the wedding album with!

I've done less than nothing today...Well, I woke up, at 10:30. That's something...Then the movie "Needful Things" was on (great Stephen King movie!) and the Ohio State game, then the movie "Hope Floats" I'm watching the history channel, all about the antichrist. A little scary, it kinda describes what's going on now...

I'm staying in town this weekend, but Tom & I took his boy out to a bunch of stores last night, just browsing around & stuff...

We were talking the other day and Tom's got this idea that could be good, but it just sounds a little too freeaky for many people but us to like...He said that there's a building out in the country close to where he is, and he said we could make that into a crematorium by day and a pizza shop at night (delivery only, of course!). After all, there's already an 'oven' in there! And the other side of the building could be for the coolers & stuff for the bodies...and the pizza long as we make sure the bodies are on the bottom shelves, for health purposes and all...

Okay, okay, we're sick and wrong...but it was funny. Us and our 'juvenile' senses of humor, ya know...

I'm trying to figure out why November sucks SO much worse than January or February (which both also suck, by the way...). Maybe it's because November is right after my favorite time of year, so it's hard to let that go. Might be...

Anyway, I'm cold and restless and need to go do something (even if it's wrong).

Have a good Sunday!

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

...brought to you by the letter L...

My friend Pat, gave me a letter to think up 10 things I love about it...she gave me letter "L", so, here goes, in no particular order...

1. lighthouses

2. leaves

3. lions

4. Linus

5. love

6. laughter

7. lilies

8. lilacs

9. lollipops

10. lake Erie

...oh, & I suppose life should be in there too...

...maybe lithium?

All I'm just gettin' stupid with this...So, if you decide you want to play, let me know, and I'll give you a letter. It's not as easy as you think!!

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Monday, November 10, 2008

weekend in the country...

How happy can they look??
Wedding party..
Another shot of the huge wedding party...
Well, Tif & her husband (errrrr...that's hard to get used to thinking/saying/writing) were over last night for a minute, and they had the best time in Aspen!
I was at Tom's in the country this weekend, and we had fun. Friday night, we listened to a recording of "War Of The Worlds"....the original recording by Orson Wells in the 1930's! I remember Mom telling me she heard it when it originally aired! Speaking of Mom, 11/13 would have been her, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I miss you!
Then Saturday night was "The Red/Green Show"...that's always been a tradition with him & his boy forever! And, yes, we had pumpkin waffles Sunday...
It's just kinda odd how we still like a lot of the same stuff. And he remembers a lot of stuff from when I was 20, and we were going out then & Tif was just 1 1/2 or 2 years old...but...he forgot about us taking Tif to the Red, White & Boom fireworks show in Columbus!! How could he forget that?? Geeez, I think Tif cried so loud at all the noise & booms then, that I'll NEVER forget it!!
...but, I had to chicken out at taking Tif & moving to Arizona with him..sigh...but if I would've, Tif would never have met her husband...etc....oh, shit, you can't even think that thought for too long...
Okay....I'm done..
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Thursday, November 06, 2008 pix, as promised...

Kev's mom outdid herself on this cake! Now you see why she's always the cake maker for the family for any occasion!


Okay...maybe it's still too soon for me to go through these!

My oldest niece, she's about 30-ish, caught the bouquet, and our 8-year old nephew caught the garter...hmmmmm....I picked some of the best pictures I got...out of the 200+ I took! Never in a billion years would I have thought that my digital camera would run out of battery power! Cuz it always is sitting here on a charger, but, yup, it went dead right at the end of the reception! That's okay, it worked while I needed it to!
All right...gotta go, just wanted to make sure I got these up! Thanks for your patience!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

trick or treat pictures first...

Oh, this girl was so totally 60's! And not only does she look it, she has the attitude too!
And all these pictures were taken before it got really crowded! This mask with the blood in it was freaky, later on when it was getting dark, because the 'blood' inside the mask trickles down the face!! I asked the kid where he got it, I liked it...he said he didn't know, his grandma got it for him! Wow...the world needs more cool grandmas like that!

So, I actually ended up with about a regular-sized bag of candybars left...which is awfully good. I've NEVER ended up with candy left over! I had about 7 or 8 regular size bags, & 4 double sized bags! But, my God, this is the holiday I wait all year for! I actually like it better than Thanksgiving & Christmas...cuz it's not at all unconfortable, where you have, well, some family to sit around and make yourself get along with...that's right, I qualified that with the word "some"!

All these pictures were taken on Halloween night...I'm gonna put a picture on here from the Blue Jackets hockey game Tif went to last week too...she got some good pictures there!

Wedding pictures next up...

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

rehearsal was tonight...

...well, it's actually gonna happen...rehearsal was tonight at 7, followed by a dinner at a big like bowling alley/game room/catering hall/everything! Kevin had made an hour/hour and a half slideshow on the computer of pictures of Tiffany all through her life, and a bunch of her and her fiance, so they had that playing on a big screen at one end of the room the whole time we were doing the buffet thingy, then on the other side of the room they had for us were about 2 or 3 bowling lanes, so, it was a big party! And, yeah, it all went very smoothly...Kev's picking me up to take me to the church Saturday by 12.30, cuz the photographers are going to be there at 1:15 to start the family's pictures...phew...for the love of poodles, it's even bigger than I thought!! And they're going to Aspen for their honeymoon...his mom & dad got them a big suite in a resort there for a week. Again...phew...tomorrow I get to hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters, and that'll be a relaxing time!! So, now I'm taking my mental checkout time...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Monday, October 27, 2008

i got nothin'...
Not much goin on, nuthin to write about...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Oct 21...

....and the countdown continues to the wedding...

Holy helll! I am so 'stressin' out' over this wedding, I feel like a 'mother-of-the-bridezilla' myself! I guess maybe because I've never even known anyone in "real life" who had a wedding this big!! I think it's just too much...but, I know, it's not my wedding...however, I am paying for's my girl and I want her to have the perfect wedding that she's always wanted...hmmmm...when I married her dad, he proposed on Wed, we bought the rings on Thurs, got married at City Hall Friday!! the, different circumstances (no, I was NOT pregnant, contrary to popular belief!), but in the end, the result was the same as what she'll get!!...breathe, Libby, breathe...

These are more pictures of Rogues Hollow. The big historical society building is, well, a wealth of antiques on the main floor, like a coal stove for cooking & heat, old pictures on the walls, etc. The coolest thing is that Tom knew the guy that lives there on the 2nd floor, as a caretaker! Because he's the local 'county sheriff', or whatever (retired), and he remembers Tom as having started the whole "Crybaby Bridge" campout that the boy scouts from all over Ohio do every October! I don't remember his name, but he was really nice. I sat there beside the steps, while he smoked and we talked for a long time about the history of the place, and how popular it is, especially in October!!
All right...I know a lot of my friends here won't agree with me, but I hafta...I can't keep my mouth shut anymore..
Obama & a lot of the other Democrats are starting to scare the shit out of me. First thing is when Obama said "I want to share the wealth". That's all very well & good, but...WHOSE wealth are you proposing we share? Mine? heheheheh...I don't think so! If I fucking worked hard enough to be wealthy, why do I not deserve to keep it? Yeah, there are other people in this country poorer than me...THATS LIFE!!! The first thing you should have been taught as a child should have been LIFE'S NOT FAIR! Or, well, I guess Obama also means "share the poverty"? Because if he raises taxes on some, to 'even things out' per se, that means "take from the rich & give to the poor". this the land of opportunity, or what? "Woohoo, I'm free to slack off as much as I want, and someone that's worked their ass off all their life will just pay more in taxes. And that's alright, because all the taxes everybody pays gets scooped together and the government splits it up evenly, so everyone gets the same amount, so it doesn't really matter if I do my part...someone else picks up the slack." Thus...the reason socialism has failed miserably in every society it's ever been tried in...
And they talk about making college more affordable...WTF???? Why the hell would anybody want to go to college if they're only going to make the same amount of money as someone that didn't, and just lived the life everybody wished they had after high know, sit around getting high, sleeping all day...who the hell would be stupid enough to WANT to work?? Even if you did, do you really think the good virtuous feeling you get from hard work is enough to keep you at it year after year??
Some high-level Democrats have done more for Senator McCain's cause than ANY advertisements could do...There's, ummmm, VP candidate Joe Biden, who announced to the world that we can expect a terrorist crisis (yes, he said "crisis"!) within 6 months of electing Barack president, because the world will be looking to "test" Obama! Hmmmm...all that does is make me want a president that knows what they're doing, not a person in training.
And there's brilliant John Murtha from Pennsylvania, who yesterday said the citizens in his state are racists. When pushed to correct that statement today, he said that it goes back to the people in the western parts of PA just have some redneck in them. Holy shit! Does ANYONE even think that Republicans would still be allowed to hold public office if they even THOUGHT that??




Okay..I'm done...I feel better...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Crybaby Bridge...

Yes, it really does exist!
This is Halloween on a farm...
This is Rogues Hollow...very cool!

Me, on Crybaby Bridge....

Me, getting ready to go across the bridge after dark...

Great weekend...gorgeous warm weather all day, but I was damn glad I had my jacket with me!
Ended up, I wasn't on the antibiotics long enough, and ended up calling & begging for more Wednesday, so now I have 10 days of them! Extra-strong! Phew...
Okay, I have to see my new neurologist Monday. That'll be good, cuz I had an mri a couple weeks ago, and an eeg this week...and she'll have all the results when I see her. Plus, I've been doing the Rebif shots 3X a week for a month now, & they seem to be better for me than much better that I actually ordered 3 more months worth of them yesterday. I dunno...I guess no matter which way you go in life, somebody's telling you to make a commitment!!! Holy Mother of God!! Yes, I guess I AM commit-phobic. It's been a lifetime in getting here...So back off & let me enjoy it!! I've worked hard to get here!

I got my invitation to the wedding today...and, yes, even though Tif knows I'll be there, yes, I'll send back the rsvp, for heaven's sake! She's got 200 people invited to this...I dunno...I still have to get a dress...I WILL!! Don't hurry me!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

...Rogues Hollow revisited...

What an awesome weekend it was! If I would've ordered the weather, it couldn't have been any better!! These are pictures I took on the way up there...we took his son and a friend just cuz he's starting them off right, ya know? But we had it planned the right way, to get over there in the daytime, and mess around in the hollow all day, then go get dinner, then go back after it got dark!

Can anyone really believe how blue the sky is? I got tons of cool pictures all day, of the clouds, and everything. Because, of course, it was more of the two 'grownups' *said with a giggle*, deciding, "Hey, that looks neat! Let's stop here and poke around!" These few pictures were taken in, I think, Smithville, Ohio? That makes sense, anyway, since this whole thing is a big display of life around a village blacksmith..there's an outhouse with 2 seats side-by-side in it! WTF?? Don't know about you, but, personally, I wouldn't think that would be a big hot date place...

Actually, we got gas in Smithville on the way home after our 23rd anniversary visit to Crybaby Bridge in Rogues Hollow. And we paid $2.59 a gallon!! This year!! But when we got back here, an hour & a half southwest, the prices here were like 2.89 a gallon!! Wow, guess who said, "Nahh, you don't hafta stop here, just get it when we get back to town." was wrong...just don't tell anyone, okay?

Yeah, we had a really good time this weekend...Unfortunately, I'm not going into the whole thing of crybaby bridge now...I'll get there, but I'm thinking about other stuff today. I got up around 8:30 today, and was watching the M & J show on ABC, and they had lots of women on there that were overweight. They also had doctors & a psychiatrist/psychologist on, and they were talking about how overeating is an addiction, and to beat one addiction, you need to replace it with another. Hmmmm...What before overeating was the biggest 'social gaffe' in public? All together everyone...SMOKING! So the general population turned away from cigarettes to food? Well, look around. That's kinda what it looks like. I know there are truly people who can't physically lose weight for one reason or another, no matter how little they eat. That's NOT who I'm talking about here! I'm talking about the people who just eat as a habit...or addiction. Nope, don't take up smoking to lose weight! Just take up the good habit of exercising to replace the bad one of overeating or smoking. Sure, it's hard. But it's really worth it. Anything worth doing is hard, LIFE is hard! Deal with it!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

...or, to quote Kid Rock..."Life's a bitch, but I deal with it!"

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday night..

...okay, I went out this morning and went with Tom to one of his friend's houses while they were having a guy with a backhoe (not a front-ho, mind get rid of the rest of a huge tree stump.
Then we went inside and looked at his workshop, where he fixes old clocks...and, wow, I can't even begin to imagine where those clocks have been, some of them are from the early nineteen-hundreds! And then they started discussing things about each one, and I was like, "Huh??" In their world there is no such thing as a battery-powered or electric clock....which really is awfully neat to me...only cuz I don't have to depend on an alarm clock to get me up for work! However, it makes you think about how things used to be, all the clocks needed to be wound, and most had keys, which if you lost them, where would ya be?? Luckily, this guy had hundreds of 'spare' keys..
Then we went to the antique store, and spent til 1 pm looking at stuff, well, I was just looking, they were doing the ebay stuff! I could browse around in there for days!
So, that was kinda my weekend preview...we're talking about maybe doing the Rogues Hollow thing Saturday, the weather is gonna be awesome for it!
When I got back here, I sat around reading the book I borrowed from the antique store, Heidi. That was one of the first 'big person' books I ever read! And I have/had the same exact book at Mom & Dad's house! You know what? I don't know if anybody else feels this way, but when I started looking through that, it was like hugging an old friend I hadn't seen in years, and looking them over to make sure the years hadn't hurt them...God, did that sound as sappy to you as it FELT to me??
All right, that's it! Here's what I was watching/drooling over after that! Mmmmm...Bret could I have ever forgotten him? Oh, and then there's this...of course, I know it's Warrant, I just never cared enough about them to find out their names...geez...kinda makes me sound just like a guy, doesn't it? Hmmm...turnabout is fair play...but I think I'm a year or 20 late...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008's Tuesday...yet here I am writing...

I've just been listening to music again...

~Marcy Playground
~Aldo Nova (betcha don't remember them, do ya?)

~.38 Special

...and the best video I've seen in forever, Metallica, 'Nothing Else Matters' with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra! 'Enter Sandman' is there too, I just haven't gotten to it yet...
Well, I had to cancel my appointment for tomorrow for my hair, cuz it's supposed to rain all day, but I hafta get there soon!
'House' is on now...I figured that I didn't have any tv that I wanted to watch til 9, when the debate is on, but House is a bonus...(yeah, I got a crush on him too...but in his case, it truly IS for his mind..unlike James Hetfield, or Joe Elliot, or Scott Stapp!...them, it's purely heat!!).
God! That was horrible!! Excuse me!
Got another shot tonight. It's amazing how I can get the shot, and it doesn't hurt, and I have no side effects! It's also amazing how much difference there is between an intramuscular shot and one that only goes under the skin, as far as pain goes! I always figured that a needle going into your skin is gonna hurt, and it doesn't matter how deep it goes. But it really does matter...not to mention that this needle is SO MUCH SMALLER!!
I called Tif today to find out if she wanted to go with me to get me a dress or something for her wedding, and she's really not gonna have time, with all the last minute things for her to do, and her new job, where she works 10 hours a I guess I'm on my own!...huh...time to get moving, I guess...

Since I won't be around doing much shopping for Christmas, I have some catalogues here...I get at least 2 or 3 a week in the mail...

Collections, etc

What On Earth

Betty's Attic

The Lighter Side

These catalogues have some of the best stuff I ever saw!! And the best part is that they're really cheap! That actually says a lot to me and lots of other people this year!

BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday night...

...this is about the saddest thing I ever saw...
...luckily, this farm is right down the road...
It was one more great weekend...and...I'm now at 94 lbs...yippee~!
However, last night before I fell asleep, I realized I had a kidney infection....I was wondering why my back hurt yesterday, now I know...and, yes, I know what it is, ms patients get them quite regularly! Luckily, my family dr is really great, and I called his office at 9:01 this morning, and described my symptoms, and asked if he'd call in an rx for me...he did and I got started on it by 11 am! Cool! A lot of dr's would make you come in & pee in a cup, but, thank goodness, he's been my dr since way before I had ms. He's just cool like that! Actually, Tom stopped at the pharmacy to get it for only cost 59 cents! 'Course, there are only 6 pills, but still!! It's Septra DS (double-strength), and I know after I've taken the first 3, I'll feel back to normal (yeah, me).
When he brought them in, I said thanks (of course), then told him I was all worried all weekend that he was only with me cuz he felt sorry for me. ..he just looked at me and laughed, and said "ME feel sorry for YOU? Don't worry, sweetheart...I don't feel sorry for you AT ALL!" heheheh...I think that may mean he feels sorry for himself? Seriously, that's the nicest thing anyone's said to me in the last couple years...hmmm...does that mean I'm easy to please? Or just easy? never mind...that was just a rhetorical question, anyway.
I got a quart of honey from one of the farmers out that way, that also keeps bees...amazing that I could love something that's made by my personal enemy (bees!). I shelled corn yesterday off the cob for the corn burner this winter...and every cob I got done with, Luke, the amazing wonder mutt was there to run and fetch it when I'd throw it! It was field corn, as opposed to popcorn or sweet corn...(?) fine farmer I'd make, huh? Seriously, does anyone else know the difference between hay & straw?? Because, no matter how much it's explained to me, I'll NEVER understand! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!
I'm gonna get my hair cut again my best friend from third grade!! She even went to Florida with Mom & Dad & me when we went on vacation to Marco Island. I had her cut my hair a couple weeks ago, but, it's already bushy again!! She remembers how much I liked Barry Manilow when I was a kid, and wasn't surprised that I went to see his concert in '94! Hell, even I was surprised!!
Okay...gotta go...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!