Monday, January 31, 2011

town hall meeting

Saturday Mark & I went to a "town hall" meeting with our
I have to admit I was a little nervous because of the Tucson
incident but Mark really weanted to go.

He has met Congressman Petri many times before thru work but
was curious to see the kinds of questions our neighbors were asking.

It was very infromative and alot of fun, especially the medical
mairjuana question. I got the giggles so bad.

We had a good time and I was grateful as an American to be a part
of it.

I was grateful to our police dept for providing security, Not just
for me but for our congressman.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

busy day

Just wanted to check in with everybody.

Was up to my eyeballs today. Phone kept ringing
and putting me really behind on my to do list.

I'll catch up and post a real post tomorrow.

Have a great day everybody

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Obama greeted with Green

President Obama was greeted in Green Bay by our new
Governor Walker who presented him with a Packers Jersey
with  the number 1 and Obama on the back.

A short time later he was also given a Charles Woodson
Jersey. #21 felt like so many others that the President
dissed us when he made the comments about his Bears
going to the superbowl.
The 21 jersey was delivered with a note that read: See you at
the White House. Because it is customary for the winning superbowl
eam to be invited to the White House.
Glad we all have a sense of humor.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obama visit

Tomorrow President Obama is going to be in Wisconsin.

Should be interesting seeing he just snubbed the Packers when he
publically announced he would be attending the Superbowl to see his
precious Bears play.
Oh wait, Mr. Pres your precious Bears will be sitting on the couch
watching us PACKERS.   Well the very least you could have done, Mr. Pres
was congratulate the Packers and the Steelers. Two superb teams !!

It will also be interesting visit because Wisconsin just went red in November.
Republican all the way,,Governor, Senators, etc.
We even got rid of 18 yr veteran senator Feingold.

Unemployment is high out here and there is alot of union backlash.

So ,Welcome to Wisconsin President Obama. Your plane will be landing in Green Bay.
You remember them they kicked your precious bears butts. hahahahahahaha !

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Monday, January 24, 2011

We're going to the Superbowl

Our beloved Packers are headed to Dallas and the SUPERBOWL !!

And so are the Steelers ...

It's going to get interesting because I married into a Steelers fan family.

We have a couple of side bets with the family. LOL

I am so looking forward to it. It'll be a lot of fun.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

brrr It's cold

It was 10 below zero this morning when we took the dogs outside.

Let me repeat the 10 below zero. This was the actual temp not the wind chill.

Didn't it mske the news? Oh that'sright we live in Wisconsin and we're used to it.
Minnesota made the news at 41 below zero and New York made the news because
eeeeek they saw a snowflake.

So I ask yo uthis,,,does anybody still believethis global warming garbage we have
been fed for years? Because frankly I'm confused.....

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm not drunk, I have MS

The Classic sweatshirt

Black with a silver metallic imprint

The sweatshirt says it all
but I have to say this is oh so warm and soft.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

my new blog

Here's my new blog. Stop by and visit. It's been alot of fun...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Stop by and visit the website

We have a catagory for some valentine'sday item.

Here's a super cute stress reliever with an adorable smiley face

And don't forget to visit our MS Awareness items like the orange ribbon lapel pin
and car magnet.

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1 st stop Mazatlan

Our first stop was Mazatlan. But that was after a day at sea.

We arrived in Mazatlan in the morning. We stood out on our balcony and watch the ship dock.
Staring at the beautiful beaches.
We didn't really have a plan except Mark wanted to buy a watch.

We had talked to the shopping guy on the ship the day before and he recommended a store
for us.
We took a taxi. A word I will use loosly. I thought I was going to s**t my pants. OMG that was quite the experience. They are called open air taxi's which means they are the bottom end of VW bus from the 70's
and scaffolding around the top.
My hair was so big when we arrived at the store. I could hardly get a comb through it.

Once inside the store we bumped into Thomas, the shopping guy from the ship.

Mark and I got separated and I found myself looking at watches for myself. Well, long
story short, I ended up buying myself a Phillip Stein watch. Very classy watch. I wore a Movado
for a long time but it didn't have numbers and I really need numbers.

I caught up with Mark who was buying a beautiful watch for himself. The service at the store
was unbelievable. I guess when you plunk down that kind of money they treat you well. LOL

We were hungry and Thomas suggested a place nearby so off we headed to it.
It was literally on the beach. My hair was blowing but it looked so bad from the taxi I didn't
We had an authentic mexican meal. Yummy !! We were pooped  so we headed back to the ship.
We were afraid to take a taxi again. We found the calm taxi driver who gave us a tour and pointed out
a bunch of stuff. He was wonderful.

Going thru customs was going to be fun when we got back to San Diego because we figured out we went way over our limit. Oops ! We decided it was our present to each other and didn't give it a second thought.
After all we were on vacation !!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Back to our cruise

I tend to digress so I thought I'd go back to our vacation.

After meeting my freind and her mom for breakfast we headed out to the ship.

It literally was docked across the street from our hotel and we could see it from our balcony.

we were going to just walk but with all the luggage and me using my chair it was going to be
a hassle. The hotel provided a shuttle. I'm glad we did it that way because it was a long walk to where
you could check in.
So off we went. When we boarded we were handed a special invitation to a sit down lunch. Everybody
else had the buffett. We hand a nice lunch, met some people and then went to find our room.

I had rented a scooter ( first time I did that) and it was suppose to be in our room. Well, close it
was outside our room. We were on the end of the hallway so it worked out perfectly... to leave it outside.
Our room was beautiful. We had a room with a balcony. We couldn't wait to explore the ship.

Off we went. I was a little nervous about the scooter. Ask Mark about my first and only scooter expereince.
It wasn't pretty. I'm left handed and I kept getting confused which side was forward. Anyway, I
ran over his feet. Oops ! or Ooopsie as they said in Italy !!
This was our first Holland America ruise. We have taken about 10 cruises and this was the third one in 2010.

Stay tuned and I'll tell you all about the BEST cruise we haveever taken....

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Blog

Today I set up a new blog. While this blog is really about my journey with MS
and raising awareness for MS. This new blog is really my passion...saving money !!

I am always asked how we can afford to do the sthings we do and it is simple.

I am a frugal, some would say cheap, person. I refuse to pay full price for anything.
I always have a coupon in my hand.
I can take a basic recipe and jazz it up and make a gourmet meal out of leftovers.

Visit the other blog and say hi. Please share your tips, recipes and ask questions.

Let's get through this crazy economy together ( with a coupon of course) LOL

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

celebration time

Mark & I had a great time celebrating my birthday yesterday.

I posted this morning on my facebook page "Is it possible to
have a happiness hangover?"

According to my friends, yes it is....:-)

2010 was a rough year. Feelings of abandonment and betrayal
from my family once again surfaced. This year 2011 Mark & I
plan to celebrate our love for each other and stand by each other
thru anything that comes our way.

We've been discussing travel plans but as most of you know his
travel schedule is already packed so we will have to fit something in
during a slow time. Probably over the summer.

Talked to Mark's family on the phone last night. Thanks for the birthday
wishes. Sorry you should have caught me pre champagne and I would
have been more coherent but I did have the giggles. :-)

Off to run the biz, pack orders, lunch (now that I can keep food down again)
and get ready for the big game tonight. GO PACK

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Friday, January 14, 2011

birthday girl

Today is my birthday !!

Wow what a year 2010 was and I now I am a year older and much much wiser.

I woke up this morning to tons of emails wishing me a happy birthday. Thank you
to all of you. It means a alot.

Last night Mark came home with a tiramisu cheesecake. OMG I gained 10 lbs just
looking at it. But it was so good !!

I opened my gifts from him. He bought me a beautiful jewelry armoir. I've wanted one
for a while but we knew we would never find one that would match our furniture but he
found one that really compliments it. It is beautfiul. Thank you Mark.

He also got me Just Dance 2 ( game on Julia, LOL). I am excited about this. It
should be a ton of fun.

We are going out to dinner tonight. Yummy Yummy Yummy.

$10 bucks says my DNA parents, sister or brothers won't bother to send
me a card, an email or a phone call. I'd love to give that money away but I'm not
worried. They come from a long line of selfish moochers and if I hear from them again
it will be too soon.

Thank you all for the support and love. 2011 is all about ME. Leaving the past behind.

Happy Birthday to me. I'll be thinking of ya as I am having my first, second and third
drinks of the evening. After that I'll be thinking of nothing and will probably be asleep.

Have a great day everybody !! I know I will. :-)


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm not Drunk, I have MS

I'm not Drunk, I have MS Sweatshirt

It's a great shade of black with a silver metallic imprint.

Sizes start at Medium and go thru 4XL. And we try to have all the sizes in stock.
Some sizes sell out quicker than others...

You asked for this color and it has been a winner since we introduced it.

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visiting with my best friend and her mom

On Saturday we had plans to meet with my best friend. She and I have been
friends since middle school (since the ago 11 or so) .
She was also the maid of honor at our wedding. I have this great picture taken that day
of the two of us cheek to cheek. Our faces glowing. Everybody who sees that picture
says the same thing. You and your sister look so much alike. I never correct them because
she is my sister in every way.
Anyway, her parents found out I was coming to town and asked if they could join us.
Heck yeah ! I was thrilled.
Her dad is having some medical problems so he wasn't feeling up to the very long drive
but it was sooooo wonderful to seeher mom. Especially with everything I have been going
thru with my lack of family support.
Anyway, they drove at least 100 miles EACH way to have breakfast with us. OMG
I could not believe it.
It's been a long time since we hae seen each other. We talk on the phone, email but it is
not the same. The visit was the best thing that could have happened to me. I really really
needed to feel that kind of love. I love you both so much. I miss not being able to do our
mexican food runs. I can't remeber the name of the restuarant but I remember where
it was and that the food and margarita's were great but mostly it was being with Dawn.

We had to leave for the cruise boarding about noon. We had made arrangements to preboard me.

Thank you both for being there for me. Let's do this again soon. I miss you both.

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