Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh another day in Michigan

So I was super busy with work for like 3 weeks. I had some boredom on the road at the hotel but at least I was moving. Then work died down. There were lots of guys in training and I kept getting pushed down the list and wasn't flying... I haven't flown for about 2 weeks... THAT SUCKS!! I still have to be close to the airport in case some calls in sick or something weird, so I've been super bored. I've been knitting, exercising, watching crap t.v., etc. But my eating has been on pretty good track. That is one thing that is easier when you are at home all the time. I just wish I wasn't broke. Tonight is payday though, so that will help things a ton. I have made a prayer shawl for my cousin who has been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. She is doing extremely well, but a prayer shawl is always nice. She is in her early 20's with a brand new baby... so prayers are always a good thing.
I'm going home to MN this weekend for doctor's appointments and other activites... I'm sure I'll be busy as usual... but I've been so bored, I'm just dying for something to do. I'm gonna spend some time with my sister who I love to death. She's just the coolest.

During the GM strike here in Detroit area, we would go drive around and honk at the picketers... I didn't necessarily support or not support the strike, but it sure did burn some time!! Anyway, enough babbling for now... have a great weekend.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Boring Sunday....

So thank god that football started today!! I'm am sitting in Brownsville, Texas... very bored at the Hawthorn Inn. No work yet today... but I have numerous football games to watch, fantasy football scores to keep up with and players to yell at!! What an afternoon!! I am knitting amongst all of this and doing a some exercise in between. Gotta stay active!! Push ups, sit ups, pilates, the plank, butt crunches... hee hee... whatever will help!! Anyway, back to some crazy exciting football.... thank goodness for football season... MY FAVORITE!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Finish summing up...

So to finish summing up my week in MN:

I got to go up to my sisters on Tuesday and meet her roommates new little boy!! Jackson is 9 1/2 months old and is so cute!! His personality is really starting to show and wow is he just awesome!! He adores my sister and she adores him right back. It's so fun to watch them interact!!

On Wednesday, I went to my Aunt Kathi's house to see her, U. Randy, Kim, Grandpa and Grandma Mary. We grilled and chatted and sipped on some wine... It was nice and stressfree and just simply fun!

I went a visited with some friends of mine from college today and met the latest addition to the family. Mackenzie(i think that is spelled right) is very cute, at 5 weeks. She doesn't do much yet, but smile, but I'm sure she'll be just as much fun as her big sister, who is 2 1/2.

I went dancing with my mom and bunch of her friends on Friday night.... Oh, so much fun. They all know the band and mom always has a part in ride around sally(I think thats the name of the song!) It's awesome.

I went to a family reunion of sorts(kind of) yesterday on my dad's side of the family. I got to see all my family plus a few extra cousins here and there! Also found out that my Uncle and his wife are expecting baby number 2 in march... yea another project added to the calendar!!! Then I got to see a friend of mine from high school that I haven't seen in a few years. It was good to catchup and spend some time with her.

Then after 2 hours of sleep, I woke up, packed and headed for MSP. Now, I'm back in Detroit area, going to bed to get some sleep and enjoy my last day off.... ah.... what a great trip!! Can't wait to do it again... makes my stress go away and helps me be at peace.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ah, what a week...

It's been a very non stressful week. I have 10 days off and I spent most of them in MN visiting my family and friends. I have been doing the tour of babies, as I've been calling this week. I have seen 3 of the 5 new babies that have been born over the last year, that I had not previously met. They are all so cute and are at so many different stages, from 5 weeks to just over a year.... I love them... but glad they are not mine!!

I got to go flying with my grandpa today. We went and flew down to get coffee at a private strip about 25 minutes from my grandparents house. I haven't been in a plane that small in a really long time. It was so fun!!!! Every pilot should have the opportunity to own/have access to a small airplane. Makes you remember why you got into flying in the first place! Oh it was wonderful. My grandma wasn't feeling good so she didn't get to go along, but she's excited to go next time.

On Wednesday night/Thursday morning, my brother, Pat, his girlfriend, Jamie and myself went to the casino where i used to work to hang out. Well, we had our ups and downs, but we ended the night/day 7 hours later, by having breakfast at the restaurant for free and almost $300 richer between Pat and myself. I love taking the casino's money!! YAHOO!! But as much fun as it is to be home... I'm tired!! i have lots of people who love me and who i love that I want to spend time with and it's always a challenge to fit everyone in and give them the time they deserve!! Off I go to get some more stuff done before the BBQ tomorrow.... I'm taking spinach dip!!! :) Have a good one...