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the weekend
5/29/2007 4:54:00 PM

hi everyone

i just wanted to let everyone out there know how the weekend went, being that it was a long one and well there was a lot of together time that normally Ben and i do not get. the time that we have together is normally in the morning and then at night for an hour or two. but that is about it.

i think that i surprised Ben this weekend as well. because i choose to do things with his even if it was not my cup of tea then go off on my own and do things. 

so let us go back in time all the way back to oh lets say Saturday. lol is that back far enough for you? Well we did not see in that is for sure, but it could have been worse i think. holiday weekend not sleeping in, oh yeah sounds about right.

well Saturday we had plans more plans then we were able to get done. sadly. All day Saturady we worked on the hydroponics system killing aphids i hate aphids they are not nice, and they kill my babies... so i sprayed and sprayed this organic pest killer that was basicly seseame seed oil so that was cool. sadly it did not work as well as we wished it had we still have the little buggers.

we also hung a reflective paper on the walls to help with the light, and we moved the systems around, put new plastic on the floor, and tied the tomatoe monsters up better, oh and i also cut them back a little. well that took almost the whole day which Ben felt bed about but, it was okay it was something that had to be done.

then Sunday rolled along and well we slept in a bit later then normal and it felt soooooooooo good.  well i wanted to go bike riding with Ben on sunday not realizing that it was going to be hot as hell. Ben was great thou He really was, we packed the bikes up and off riding we went. we thought that it was be great to ride up 52 like i go to trouble's house. there are a lot of little shops if You ride up far enough and it is rather just nice country. well as we rode i get tired and right were i was ready to give up was the entrence to Winterthur, i really beautiful place to walk and just enjoy the out doors. and it seemed like a great place for Ben and i to wall around before making the trip back. well it did not work that way. i do not know if You have read Ben's blog yet or not but He is posting something in there which talks about the event. i was sooooo angery, the gaurd at the gate would not even let me get off my bike and walk it to the visitors center. that is just mean. after all the place is there for the public to enjoy, and they let horse in there why not me and my bike. well sad to say i was so mad that i turned my bike around and we rode home.and all i could think was.... i can't even go on the grass with my bike, i would fall over.  ahh well it is another place that i am not going to go back to. nice or not.

On our way back home Ben and i stopped at a few places looking at things. then out of the blue He said would You like to get something to eat. i said sure, and we went to the Dinner. that was fun. it gave us time to think about the gaurd and what kind of letter that we wanted to write the company He worked for. after all why turn paying customers away if they are willing to walk or leave there bikes at the gate?

well we went home after having something to eat and showered and got dressed in something kind of nice. then off to a Freinds out for His picnic in which we really did not eat anything, but it was nice to talk to people, and to listen to what they were talking about.

after that we went to Long Wood Gardens for the fountain and fireworks show. that was just down right awesome. right as they were going to have the event a huge thunderstorm popped up. they made everyone go into the conservitory. because the weather people where saying to take cover, and the storm was bad very very bad. so we talked with the people around us for over an hour. waiting to see if the fireworks were going to happen. and surprizingly they did. at 10:15 they were going to go off, so back down to the field we went, and this time we got the best seats in the house, right upfront in the center. it was amazing. We were so close that we were covered with soot from the fireworks themselves. i loved it. it was a night filled with adventure and beauty what more could a person ask for.

as soon as i got home put bread makings in the bread maker and went to bed.

in the morning there was fresh bread, in which we ate... so i had to make another loaf.

then to Ben's Moms we went, to spend a wonderful day and night.




1/2/2007 10:10:00 AM

As i am sure that everyone has noticed i have been a bit busy.

work at Military really picked up over the Holiday Season. to the point that i do not think that i had the chance to even check my e-mail.

have also been working hard on some wed-sites that i am building. the templates should be up on barnyard soon for download. which is kind of cool. i am rather proud of learning how to read and write html and css. i am able to help alot of people out now with site building. in fact as soon as i have the one that i am working on done there are 3 right behind it. so that is really keeping me out of trouble.

oh and then i am working on my weight. trying to loose more. and get my body moving more. i really want to work on getting fit. it is not good living a sedentary life. it makes a persons butt big. so, i have a plan. yep i sure do. now, i just need to follow through with the said plan.

each morning i am going to do some kind of exercise before work and then again after work before dinner. all that good tasting holiday bad for you food has been driven out of the house. we (meaning Ben and i) are going back to veggies. and no meat. good thing i have a veggie cook book. so, it looks like there is a shopping trip got me in the future to pick up beans and other good veggie low fat low sugar stuff.... the key word there is sugar. i can not believe that i am going to give up sugar.. well i should not say give up but atleast reallllllllllllly cut back sugar is for sp. times and when i am feeling low and need a lifter-upper. hehe vanilla milkshakes yummmmmm. i have not had that i have had one in ages it is just that a girl can not give up everything yah know.

oh well i better give an update about Christmas dinner... oh it was to die for. i only ranted a little to get people out of my kitchen, there just was not enought room for me to work in there and other people in the kitchen as well. i know that my kitchen is a nice size up please people i need to move. so, i kicked everyone out. dinner was served right on time. andrew was a little late but that was okay. so what was the menu?

  • crown pork
  • sweet potatoe rounds
  • candied sweets
  • green bean casserole
  • potatoe puff
  • 2 different kinds of rolls
  • corn pudding
  • cold slaw
  • cheese cake ap.
  • seitan veggie med.
  • apple raisain stuffing
  • cookies
  • 3 different kinds of dip
  • party punch
  • egg nog

i know that i am missing something. but i think that was the gist of what was there.

as for the presents , i think that everyone was happy with santa this year. i know that i am. santa was very kind and loving. of course i have not gotten everything away yet and the decorations are still up. i kind of took a little time off from cleaning. but i have started up again. the laundry is being done and the kitchen has been reclaimed. i just need to reclaim the living room.

one i also better let everyone know about my car. it's in the shop again. i thought that my car was on fire because well smoke started coming into my vents and out from under the hood. i thought that may not be a good thing. the really bad thing was i was on my way to the DMV to renew my regestration. a wonderful time for my car to burn up. so i got to sit on the side of the raod waiting for a tow truck to come and get me and my car. and guess what was wrong? the headgasket. so lets see what has been replaced on this car. radiator, tran, battery, whole wheel things not just the brakes, altinator. okay so basicly i have a new car with an old body... good news is i get to pick the dying heep up from the garage tonight. oh i am so over joyed. (not) i think that i am just prolonging the death of the poor thing. it has had a hard life and now it is crying. the poor thing.

did i mention how much i hate the DMV?

i really hate that place, the caused me so much trouble that i wanted to cry. i litarly spent the whole day there standing in one line to be told that i need to go and stand in another line. then to be told that i was in the wrong line . to get a guy to question if i was even married or did i forge the documents... because he did not understand the concept of photo copy. Notorized by the cort of orphans. and he did not understand that when a photo copy is done it has the same information that the original has. hence if the original has return to the cort-house. that the copy would have the samething.... nice huh. Then to have them charge me when the website says that it is free. yeah right. and then to have them not ask me how i want my name and just choose one for me. well that just thrilled me. at that point i just gave up and said the hell with it. i am tired of all this bull plop. i tell you it was DMV hell. but i have a new lisence that they did not renew with a new pick that shows how pissed i was. and a new title for my car because they would not allow me to renew the registration without changing the name on the title.

okay i think that is enough for now.

i have 10 mins and then i need to start working.