Monday, December 14, 2009

O Christmas Tree!!!

So in the middle of a blizzard last Wednesday, we ventured out to cut down our Christmas tree.

To start with the roads were awful... but we jumped in jeremy's Expedition and off we went. About 3 miles down the road, we almost hit a moose... yep, a moose... we came about 4 feet from smacking his rear end!! But we missed him... we just could not stop on the slippery roads!!

We stopped at one tree farm that was closed, another that was a self serve with all little trees and no big trees and finally we got to Grants Tree Farm.

We grabbed a saw and out we went! Right off the bat we find an awesome tree, but we decide to keep on looking. So for about a half hour we tromp around in the snowy, windy, blizzard and we came right back to the same tree. Jeremy and I took turns cutting it down.

Then we threw it in the truck and headed to Walmart to finish buying a few decorations!

Snowy, wet but loving it!!!

We dried off the tree and proceeded to decorate!! Now we have a beautiful tree, and a very festive home!!! We have more decorations now, I'll have to post more pictures soon!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My new Venture!!

I have a new adventure in life... I am a Partylite Consultant!! I will be presenting shows to people and accepting online orders(those ship right to your home!!) Please go take a look and see why I'm so excited!!!

Katie O's Partylite Website!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Trip to MN...

Here are a few pictures from Jeremy and I's trip to MN. We had a blast. We traveled Non-rev and the flights were great! We even got business class on Air Tran on the trip home. So cool! We were totally exhausted from all the running around and lack of sleep, but it was a great trip.

Poor Jeremy. He had to meet so many people and that was just my mom's half of the family. He met: Dad, Pat(brother), Pete(brother), Sara(sister), Mom, Grandparents(3 sets), 4 aunts and uncles, 4 cousins, and 2 second cousins... whew!!!

Jeremy, I and Mom's dog, Lily in front of my Mom's tree

Mom, Jeremy and I

Awesome light display. The helicopter's blades spin!!!

We landed in Boston, having missed the first snowfall!!

Back in RKD with snow everywhere!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Meet the boyfriend weekend!!

We are currently in MN, meeting the family. Jeremy has met about half of the family and the rest today. He will have met most of my mothers family by tonight... He is a good sport, and charming everyone in path!!! Pictures to come!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Starting my Own Business!!

So today it begins!! I am starting my own Partylite business. High quality candles, holders, wall sconces, etc. I had my kick off party today. Thanks to Maggie, Cokie, and Sonya for attending my party. And thanks to Mom, A. Kathi, Darlene and Kim for the outside orders. You can still take advantage of the cyber weekend sale until Monday night! You can help me continue my good start by placing an order. Orders will be here in time for Christmas for sure. I am accepting orders until Wednesday night for this show. After that, you can order directly from my website... i will post it here when I have it all set up and ready to accept orders. Here's how to order until Wednesday and help me out even more!!

1. Click on "Shop"

2. Click "Look up host"

3. Enter, "Katie Ol"

4. Click on Katie O. and then shop away!!

All orders credit to my party and my new business! Thanks for the support.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


They cause me a slight ulser, but I love them... BRING ON THE YANKS!!! Burnin' down the BRONX!!!!

Oh yea, and I'll be at the game on Sunday!!! That's right... I'm going home for game #3 and then flying back to Maine on Monday Morning!! :) SWEEETTT!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My day!

So today is the first day of the winter schedule for me. 0530 am to
0730 pm! Long days, 3 round trips and you all know I don't like
getting up early. It went ok and I'm feeling good so far.

On the needles:
I am working on my first pair of socks! I took on dpn's and toe up
socks!! It is going fine now that the toe is established!!! I am also
finishing a baby blanket. Also going to cast on some mittens and baby
sweaters... Its getting cold and I really am feeling the knitting

Getting ready to move in a week or so.... Just down the road to a
little chalet on the rockland harbor. Its a bit set back from the
water, but still a great view!!! Very excited!! Woot!!!!

I am going to try and update the blog more often!! I am excited for
the packers Vikings game tonight and the twins and tigers game
tomorrow night!!!! Woooohhhhooooo!!!!!

For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your
eyes turned skyward; For there you have been and there you long to
return. ~Da Vinci

Saturday, October 3, 2009

WAAAaaayyyyy too long

How does there get to be such huge gaps in my posting? i think facebook takes over a bit with the updating.

Summer Summary:

I am dating a phenominal man, Jeremy. Here is our first camping trip.

We had a great time camping and have hiked all over Mid Coast Maine. I have had one of the best summers ever. He is truely a phenominal person and enhances my life in so many ways...

I have just recently got my knitting mojo back. It was a great summer and i spent so much time outside, i didn't have time to knit!! But it's getting chilly and I am knitting more and more. Starting to learn about socks and if I want to knit socks... I like it so far! :) We'll see. I'm gonna hit up the Knit Picks 40% off book sale... Got a great surprise in my paycheck and I'm gonna treat myself. it's been a hard summer financially, so I'm gonna get a little treat!! I'll try to update more often!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

San francisco!!!

So I made the trip to San Fran yesterday to visit my cousin, Scott! I
got into SFO and took the train to Embarcadero area and he met me. We
got some great food at Elephant and Castle, along with a couple great
local brews. We headed back to his house and crashed about 11 pm(2am
my time on the east coast)

So of course I wake up about 630am local(930 eastern which is my
normal wake up time). I have a beatiful view of the bay bridge and
downtown san fran from his porch. Awesome!!! I will link to the
photos later!

At the moment, I am sitting on Pier 39, eating chowdah out of a
sourdough bowl and people watching. Might head to golden gate park
later. But I do know tomorrow I will be going to Alcatraz!!!! Oh
yea!!!!! Will post more soon!!

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For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your
eyes turned skyward; For there you have been and there you long to
return. ~Da Vinci

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maine it is!!!!

Well, I have arrived in Maine. Actually, I'm in Phoenix at the moment, but my car and stuff is in Rockland, ME. Here is a link of the journey from my last night in San Juan to my arrival in Maine... Long road trip, ugh, but it's over now.


And here are some pictures from my first couple days in Rockland.

Rockland Days

I also have a place to live... I will be sharing a home with a very nice lady named Betsy. She has a cat and a dog and a very homey little place for me to put my head. I think it will work out well.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wow! Too long!!!

Hello everyone!! It has been over 2 months!! YIKES!! I have been slacking!! But here is my latest update.

I have 3 weeks left in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then I will be moving to...................(drum roll)

Rockland, Maine!!!

it was my first choice with Cape Air and I was lucky enough to get it. I have never been to maine, but i have done a bunch research and that one appealed to me the most... Stay tuned for more updates as the days get shorter in San Juan!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What a day!!

So Friday at work it started a bit confusing and frustrating and I'm not sure why. Everything was bugging me and set the tone for the day. I did one trip to Tortola, and then went to Vieques...
Well I got to Vieques and the ramp agent said, "I have 1 revenue passenger and 7 non-rev's". Meaning a bunch of fellow co-workers had spent the day there. Well, I was in NO mood to deal with all of them. So I put some tunes on my headset and jammed out for a few minutes. Then they all walk out, they are yelling at me, "hey Katie" "Que Paso"(what's up?) "KATIE O" and they were all in a super good mood... I'm sure the drinking on the beach all day didn't hurt any!!!
So They pile in and off we go. We are cracking up all the way to San Juan. They totally made my day. As we were coming in to land, they all put their hands in the air like they were on a roller coaster and were hootin' and hollerin'. Then I had a great landing and they started chanting, "katie katie katie" and saying, Let's go again, lets go again... " Well it turned my day from frustrating to awesome. So I headed off for my last round trip and it was a gorgeous night. What a beautiful day!!! Here is a picture of the whole crew!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trip to PHX

So I went to PHX for a few days to see my friends. I needed a little recharging while I am struggling with some things in my life. The first few pictures are from my visit with Daren and Jeanne and their 3 gorgeous kids; Sydnee, Dillen and Ethen. I have known this family for 7 years and watched these dolls grow up. Daren and Jeanne are 2 of the best friends of have...

From PHX visit February 2009

Here is a picture of Dillen, I and Ethen reading a bedtime story.

From PHX visit February 2009

Dillen, Daren, Sydnee, Katie, Jeanne, Ethen, one big happy family

From PHX visit February 2009

Sydnee, Katie, Ethen and Dillen taking a silly picture!

From Pics of me by Kris Commerford

A picture that Kris took of me near her house. ]

From Pics of me by Kris Commerford

Here's more of me!

From Pics of me by Kris Commerford

Me at the horsetrack... it was my first time and it was super fun!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fly West

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the Pilots, Flight attendants and passengers aboard flight 3407 that was lost last night in Buffalo, New York. It hits close to home for me and my friends and family. It makes my family sad and nervous. They worry about me. I appreciate that, but I hate for it to put burden on them. God be with them all and lift them up. Give the families strength and peace.

if you have a few seconds, throw a prayer or good thought out to those in mourning today. They will appreciate the thought!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Adventures in taking a taxi home...

So tonight I am heading home after a challenging day of flying in the rain... it really wasn't too bad, but it's been raining down here for 3 days straight and I'm ready to see some sun!!!! But anyway back to my story.

I grab a cab on the way home and it's only about a 5 minute ride and it's raining pretty hard. We are just coming down the ramp to leave the airport and the engine shuts off. Hmmmm.... weird. Well, the cabbie mutters something in spanish, that will not be repeated here in english(yea, i know the bad words!!! ha ha ha). He apologizes and makes a phone call. I simply smile and say it's ok. I know it sucks when your car breaks down, especially bad if its the vehicle by which you make a living, I can only imagine what he was feeling. So I wait for a few minutes while he makes some calls. Then he jumps out and flags down another taxi to take me home. I thank him and wish him "Bueno Suerte" (sorry if it's spelled wrong) But it means "good luck". The 2nd cabbie dropped me off at home and I ran to my apartment in the rain... sorry its not much more exciting, but I wanted to share that with you all...

And it's still raining! Here's to sunny skies tomorrow!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The sister has arrived!

So my sister came in yesterday and it has been fun so far. I was done with work, got to meet her at the gate and took her to see my apartment. She hadn't got much sleep, so we ate something and she took a short nap. Some friends of mine from puerto rico and work invited to hang out at their house, so we did that until the weee hours of the morning. But we had a blast.

It was a good first day to her vacation. I'll update again later today with some more stories and pictures!!! I love my sis and love having her here. (Plus she isn't missing the cold of MN much right now either!!!)
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Thursday, January 22, 2009


So I have been walking the beach almost daily... maybe one day off a week from that, but doing pilates on those other days. I have lost 2 pounds... that's just under a pound a week, but that is good steady progress and it's the healthy way to do it. Slow progress is good progress and I am happy with that. I have been drinking less alcohol and more water. I have been eating pretty good most of the time, but I slip up every once and a while. I'm human, it happens. So I will keep updating as I go along. Life changes don't happen over night.... it's a marathon not a sprint... and I'm doing pretty good!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year's Goals

I hate new year's resolutions... it seems to doom you before you even start. So I am setting goals... baby steps to start. I want to be a more confident, happier, healthier me. So I am walking the beach at least 3 times a week, pilates 2x a week, drinking at least 70 ounces of water a day and eating healthier. I know that sounds like a lot, it does even to me now, but it's really not. i already drink a lot of water, and I track what I eat to see where i am overdoing it. This current round of exercise is new, but it's going well. I have done something every day so far. Even if it's a short walk because of time constraints. So I set little goals if I am tight on time and just try to stay active.

So here is my declaration to all of my blog readers. I will blog about my progress. It has already been positive, so I am bound to make this my lifestyle and but it will take time. I will fall off the path, but I will get back on as soon as I can. I will stay positive. I will depend on my family and friends for support. I will blog about it and hold myself accountable for all my successes. I will not focus on the negative and on defeat. We are never defeated, only side tracked... and I will get back on the horse after a side track. So I will check in again soon... I walked on the beach and did pilates yesterday... and I did pilates this morning with a friend who is a pilates instructor... awesome!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy 2009!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2009! I got to ring in the new year with my mom. Yes, for those who know me, you know that my mom came down to Puerto Rico on Christmas Day and stayed until New Years day. It was her longest and best vacation ever, according to her. She slept in, walked on the beach every day, lost some weight(yes, on vacation), got to see El Morro and got to travel outside of the country(not just Canada). Now she has the travel bug and wants to keep expanding her travels. She has traveled all over the US and is ready to tackle the big bad world. Here are a few pics from her trip:

Mom and I on the beach on New Year's

Fireworks from the Old San Juan Hotel at Midnight

Mom and I at El Morro

Mom and I in the El Morro gift shop balcony

We had a great time and she is already planning on coming back again in a month or so. Not so bad when your daughter works for the airline and you fly for almost nothing(even if it is standby!) My mom rocks and I miss her already!!

But the good news is that my sister will be here at the end of the month for a week and we will have a rockin' time too. I will hopefully post before then, but i will definitely update after that too!!