Archive for April, 2005


School & Gardening update

April 21, 2005

I started a new semester this week. This go around I’m taking Conflict Resolution & Team Dynamics and Shakespeare: The Human Condition. My first classes were last night and they went well, better than previous semesters. I actually like BOTH of my professors. I usually get a good one with a not so good one (to put it nicely) but I scored this time! Thank God! For the Shakespeare class, we’re going to read Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and All is True: Henry VIII. A comedy, a tragedy and a drama. You should see the book the school shipped me!!! It’s 4 inches think and the print is tiny! We’re going to try an absorb about 60 pages of the old English a week. I have a feeling that it will equate to taking a Tylenol PM.

This past weekend’s weather was so beautiful! We put the patio table back out and I planted about 12 pots of plants. For Christmas John gave me a gift certificate to an online plant company and I bought a lime tree, a citrus tree and a strawberry pot, the one with all the holes on the side so the plants drape along the sides of the pot. I just love everything that I got, that was a perfect gift for me! I just put in an additional order for about 30 more plants so my patio this year should be beautiful. I cut back on veggies and bought more flowers. Pink, red and purple are my theme for this year. I can’t wait to see everything in full bloom. I know I should be saving all of my money for our wedding but a girl’s gotta live!


Maddie & Mama Bear

April 20, 2005

Well…we named our new kitten Madeline but we call her Maddie. She is so cute. Although, she’s not very cute at 5am when she wakes me up playing with my hair. Nor is it funny when she piles her toys on my chest and plays sitting on my chest with her toy collection while I sleep. Chloe is starting to warm up to her. I think she is starting to see that she can use Maddie as her very own interactive toy. Chloe finds Maddie’s food to be tastier than hers. Since Chloe is on senior kitty food and Maddie is on kitten food there is probably more fattening stuff in Maddie’s food. Can’t say as I blame her but that doesn’t stop me from hiding Maddie’s food from Mama Bear (Chloe’s new nickname).

I want to run home after work to feed them and play with them. I actually look forward to it and don’t mind a bit. I guess that’s what they mean when they say after you have kids your life changes but you won’t mind. They are so much fun! I hope they get me a Mother’s Day gift this year since Chloe hasn’t for the past 10 years. Ha!!!



Slacker Friday

April 8, 2005

I wanted to slack off at work today because things have been so busy all week but I didn’t have much luck with it. I kept getting slammed with work. It seems like the longer I’m at this company the more they gain faith in my abilities to get more and more done. I need to figure out how to reverse the process. Kidding! We have a new four-legged family member, a six-week old kitty. She’s all white with a patch of gray on her forehead. She’s ridiculously cute!

The wedding plans are stalled while we live our normal lives and John travels all over the Northeast. He just gave me his itinerary for the next few weeks, it looks like I’ll have plenty of time for girl’s nights.