Monday, December 18, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

SO things have been totally crazy busy, but not horrible. I'm interested to see how Christmas goes as a married woman. It'll be fun and different...neither one of those things bad in any way!

Business is running.
Baby is getting closer and closer.
Life: continues.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I keep forgeting...

I'll have all these ideas to post and then I just don't think about writing. It's the pregnancy brain. I swear!!

Thanksgiving was great. It was a KY Thanksgiving in Cleveland...thus being because it was 60 degrees up there! I'm not complaining one bit...especially since my coat doesn't button around my belly anymore.

Amber has posted a few more pictures the past couple days from the wedding. I can't wait until they are all totally done!!

One of the trees is up and decorated. I hope to get the other one up and done today or tomorrow. Should be good stuff!!

Other than that, we've slowed down a bit which is nice. I'm ready to slow down some...the dr. is ready for me to slow down as well.

I know it's choppy, but that's how my brain works these days...

Monday, November 20, 2006

My babymomma update

Well, Friday we went back to the dr. to find out what they think in regards to "the stitch" and the health of the baby and me...

I was released from bedrest!!! YAY!!! To do only the things I was doing before. (because I suck at bedrest) So I'm allowed to be up and heavy lifting or strechting or housework. I was also told in case of snow that I was not allowed to shovel the sidewalk. So I looked at the dr. and said, "Oh, comeon now! You're breaking my heart." That's when D piped up and said, "no really, you are breaking mine..."

This means we will be heading up to Cleveland for Thanksgiving on the farm with D's family. It should be fun. I'm looking forward to the mini-vacation.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

So cool....

Despite the horrible hospital stay and the being sick all first tri-mester there is one thing that always remains SOOOO cool and I never get tired of it...

The kicks.

Feeling the little one kick.
Just laying there on my back.
Not doing anything.
SO cool.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Hospitals are NO fun!!

Wednesday afternoon D and I headed to the hospital for a normal we expected. After the scan, the dr. wanted to look a little closer and do a second, different type of scan. He did and found that I needed a procedure called a cerclage...and it had to happen right away to prevent an early way early as I'm 21 weeks today.

So we were admitted Wed. afternoon and I had my surgery Thursday morning. Not a fun surgery either. Recovery from it pretty much sucks. But they finally let me go yesterday moring since there were no more contractions and healing was going in the right direction.

Baby is great...and was fine throughout the whole thing. Now, I'm good too. I have to slow down, which is going ot be difficult, but I can handle it for a few months...I guess, if I have to.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Why I haven't posted...

There have been several times in the past few days that I have thought to myself to post. However, they've usually been when I was angry or upset at something small and piddly. Why make an angry post....a lot? not worth it to me. The other reason I've not posted is just being so darn busy. Between work, being a domestic Goddess, and spending time with D and family, we've just been non-stop.

One thing that has struck me as peculiar latly though is this: I got a comment the other day on one of my entries. The person said that I didn't know them, but that they had recently found my blog. There was a couple other things mentioned, and I thanked them but that wasn't it. The thing that struck me was the word recently. That is a vauge word. Very vauge in this case. The reason I say that is because I have a tracker on my blog. Not only does it tell me how many visitors, but it gives me the IP address, the location, the entry page, the exit page, number of viewings, etc. I checked the time of the comment versus the tracker. The IP address that has come up, has followed me for months. In fact, I mentioned the user a few months back in a blog. So I guess the word brought up a couple questions to my mind: How recent is recent? and Why is this person trying to be anonymous??

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cleaning Lady anyone??

So March really isn't all that far away.....and I've got a TON to do between now and then. The house isn't total caos, but at the same time, I feel like I never catch up on the things that need to be done. There's always something else to finish....AHHHH

By the way....we have an Air Hockey Table that has to go bye bye....anyone want to purchase it?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

WOW!!! What a great time!!!

Well, we're home. The wedding was AMAZING!!! Yes, I was more than stressed out Friday morning, but Friday night went off without a hitch. You know they say that every wedding has that one things that goes wrong...the only thing that I can even think of is that the pastor announced us as Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Katy instead of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel. Oh well. Obviously not major.

The pictures that I have seen are OMG amazing. I've not seen a whole lot. Check out Amber's blog to see some. Hopefully she'll have them done realativly soon. Rob and Amber were a blast to have as photographers!! I'm telling's WELL worth having them to do your photos for your wedding...or sr. pictures....or family shots...what have you!!

Disney was wonderful!!! We had such a great time that we are already planning on going back next year. We'll probably head back about the same time of year with his family. Should be a GREAT time.

We're both back to work full force. Some of the guys gave him a hard time at work yesterday. One guy went as far as to say, "Dan if you wanted your balls chopped off we would have done it here for didn't have to go out and get married." However this came from a guy who swore he'd never get married again and then comes back after a long weekend where he had run off to Gatlinburg and got married... Most of the guys were happy for him.

There's one other piece of news that we are excited for!!! March 18, 2007 is the due date for our "Peanut." We are so stinkin' excited, but have a lot to get done. We need to get ourselves and the house organized and baby safe as well as turn the "catch all"/game room into a nursery. There's just not enough hours in the day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This is it....

I've been slacking on posting due to the craziness that goes on the two weeks prior to a wedding. Trust me it's craziness. My theme these past two weeks, "we should have eloped. It would have been cheaper and less stress."

We're leaving tonight, yeah tonight for Cincinnati. I can't believe it's finally here....and I'm not one of those who took forever to plan her wedding. I can only imagine what that's like. I'm amazed at the number of 'yes's' we've gotten back. 187. That's crazy to me. That defies the odds for the number of guests invited versus the number that actually shows up. It just blows it out of the water. Makes you feel special really.

The next time I post I'll be a married woman with a new last name. The girl in me has been practicing writing my new name. Yeah, I'm a dork. I know. It's exciting. Finally, after all the heartache, the losers, the rebounds, the dead ends I'm marrying the man I'm supposed to be with for the rest of my life. In a way though it sounds kind of scary. I mean look at it. At 23 I've picked out the man I'm going to spend the REST of my life with. It's a lot less scary now then it was at 19.

This will be my last post until we return on the 21st from our honeymoon. Both of us can't wait for a vacation. It's been along time coming.

P.S. In the end of the story with Linda. I called her Thursday and her ass of a husband had told her that I called and said I was too busy to come over and that I'd call her when I wasn't busy anymore. She said, "well I'll just call her real quick before we leave." He replies, "no, she's really busy." He then rushes her out of the house. He purposfully left her phone at their house so I couldn't call her. When they got home, he carried her daughter in the house, grabbed her phone and headed back out to the car. Linda was searching the entire house for it. While he was outside, he deleted my missed calls and voicemails to her. When he came back in, he magically knew where the phone was and when she looked....there was nothing.

Monday, October 02, 2006

No highlights, lowlights or cut.

Saturday was going to be great. Dan and I headed up to Cincinnati for the day to finalize some music choices as well as get my hair colored, cut and practiced for the wedding. Mom was coming over to Linda's as well to get hers done.

On our way up, mom called to check on a couple quick things since she was at work and was planning on meeting us. No sooner had I hung up, my phone rings again. I see it's Linda's number. I'm definatly excited to answer....I mean comeon, we've been friends since we were 11. No one else has been through as much crap with either one of us. It was her husband*. First thought in my head, "why is he calling me?"

*Ryan and I have NEVER seen eye to eye. In fact,the first time I met him, afterwards I told her no way. Now, they've been married just over a year.

Anyhow, he starts asking if I can change times because she didn't even tell him until that morning that we were coming over. I explained to him that I couldn't for several reasons: I don't just live around the corner anymore, and there is only a small window of time when my mom can be there since she has to work and had plans that evening. Apparently he had something planned and supposedly put a lot of money into it, but didn't tell her even to block the time off for the day. I told him that I had double checked with her and she said that it was no problem, nothing was going on. That's when he got pissed.

The next thing I know, he's using every 4-letter word in the book. Telling me that I use her and that the only time I call her was when I needed my hair done. He then goes, "the past 3 times you've come to see her it's been to get your hair done." I reminded him that we had plans more than once to go out, but they backed out because of something HE had going on. He went on yelling at me while I'm trying to drive on the highway, in the rain. He then says to me, "You know what, I'm going to take her out anyway and you can wait your fat @ss in my driveway until I bring her home." Finally I asked to speak with her. His response, "She's in the shower. What do you want me to do? Go in and make her get out? You can talk to her when she's done." So I replied, "fine." and hung up.

About 10 minutes later, I called back, both her cell and home phone. No answer. Left messages. I tried to call periodically throughout the rest of the morning and into the afternoon. We didn't hurry to leave from the music so they could have more time. We got to their house shortly before 2 (an hour later than scheduled) No one was home. I had told mom what was going on in the process. She met Dan and I over there. I'm, of course, in tears, Dan wasn't really sure how to react, so he stayed pretty quiet. I tried calling her cell again. I know how he is...he wouldn't let her answer the phone.

Mom and I had to make a decision. We have appointments now for the day of my wedding with girls she knows....girls who have never touched my hair before. No coloring, just up-dos.

As far as Linda goes, I hope this isn't the end of such a long friendship of two girls who grew into women together. However, he is not permitted at my wedding. I am not comfortable even being in the same building as him. Should he decide he wants to attend, I know my brother well enough to know that he will ask Ryan to leave.

Ryan is in the army. Served in Iraq, yet comes home and treats his wife's best friend like a dog. He gets no respect from me, mom or Dan whatsoever.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

This one is for you Amby!

So like every bride-to-be as the wedding gets closer, I've been having these dreams about everything going wrong. The one I had last night....the photographers. Last night when I woke up in a cold sweat, I didn't think it was's a bit humorous to me today as I didn't just pick Joe Shmo to be my photographer....I picked an amazing woman and friend!

So here it goes: The wedding must have been over when they got there. They were sitting in the church lobby in the chairs (we have these tealish/green arm chairs there). I was already out of my dress... my hair was till up due to the HUMONGOUS amount of hairspray in it. I don't remember my veil being in, but the head piece was. I was wearing one of Dan's t-shirts and my favorite pair of "laying around" pants. know the ones you'd never go out in public wearing. I was quite the site. Since my hair was done and my flowers for whatever reason had been left at the church, Amby and RG decided that it was more than appropriate to go ahead and do some photos. So there I stood, looking like I was, crying and they were snapping away.
*That would be when I woke up in a cold sweat.

In other news. I was on my way to run some errands yesterday. I'm passing the construction of the house behind us; weaving in and out of the trucks as they don't seem to care that they are blocking all the traffic. It was nice so I have my windows rolled down. I finally get pass the trucks...that's when I heard it. *thump thump thump* I just said to myself, "No, not today. Please not today. Not this early. Dan's nowhere near getting off work." Yup, I had a flat tire. So I turn it around and come home. Call Dan....he's on his way. I thought I'd get things started, especially since he asked if anything was in the tire and I couldn't tell. So I've just pulled the tire off when he gets home. He wasn't too happy that I was working on it....especially at this point in time. Found a roofing nail in the tire. So we are now the proud owners of 2 new rear tires on my car....I love to spend money becasue other people are careless...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Busy, busy and a little bit more busy...

We're getting to the countdown stages of "days 'til the wedding." October 13 will be here before we know it. Between work and finishing up loose ends for the wedding, I have been one crazy busy girl.

Lots has happened since I last posted. Got to see Amby and RG this past weekend!!! That was so much fun. Made some finalizing phonecalls....those were expensive. Spent some time in Cincinnati making table centerpieces. Decided that we are totally changing how we are going to alter my's cheaper, easier and quicker that way.

This weekend it's the last cut and color before the wedding....Taking my headpiece and veil up to Linda so she can play and we can halfway decide what we are going to do that lovely day.

Working a lot last week and this week...I hope to carry that all the way up to the wedding...crazy?? maybe a little :)

Other than's eat, sleep and potty...that's about all there is time for!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I know where I you?

Five years ago today, I was in my dorm room of Palmer Hall getting ready to go to the most dreaded class ever...Honors Rhetoric. Jamie came flying through the door and said a plane hit the WTC. I thought she was joking.
Still though, I flew to my class as her charade was going to make me late.
When I got to the Case Annex, the honors lounge was packed. That was unusual.
On a typical day, there may have been 3 people at most in there. There was a tv that had been pulled in. Everyone staring at the screen not saying a word.
I watched as the second plane hit.
Then we heard it....."This is not important enough to miss class. We are still having Rhetoric."
I couldn't belive what I was hearing. Especially, as we were learning about the plane crash into the pentagon.
I went to class.....pissed. Pissed like I had never been before. I couldn't belive they thought this wasn't important enough to cancel class.
Then it hit me.
My uncle works in the WTC.
I didn't know what to think or do...I couldn't sit in class and cry. I was struggling in the class anyway, so I couldn't leave.
So I sat there....not paying attention, not doing anything, just being. I'm pretty sure most of my other classes were cancelled that day. You didn't really know until you got to the class.
Then it came time for Honors Seminar with Dr. Dave.
He said, "Stay if you want, leave if you want. It's obvious that we're not going to talk about what the syllabus says we will today. If you want to talk about this morning's events and can handle it, stay. If not, I understand and I'll see you next week."
I stayed, as did the majority of us. I don't really remember what all was discussed. I just remember being there...
As the day wore on, I was shocked that we weren't closed....especially since we were right by the army depot.
I recall phoning everyone in my family. Or at least getting ahold of them on messenger.
I'll neer forget that day.
How I felt as a lowly college freshman on a day that would change my life.....

Thursday, August 31, 2006


My views on the subject at hand have definatly come full circle.

Growing up we had just about any alcohol at hand. I knew right where it was; the kegerator in the garage and the hard stuff underneath the island in the kitchen. Did I touch it?? Hell no. Did I even consider it??? not once.

I'm not going to lie, I still to this day belive that if you are old enough to die for your country then you are old enough to drink a beer. Unfortunatly, Americans are dumb and can't handle some freedoms.

With that belief, Not once did I drink in high school, after turning 18 and after the beginning of the first hell I went though called my parents divorce. Maybe it's because I was one of the handful of honest peer counselors who respected the contract I had signed. Didn't even have a drink of real champagne at a wedding the summer in between my jr. and sr. year due to that contract.

Then there was college. I was the DD....until I started dating a cop. It all went downhill from there. Headline reads, "Cop buys drinks for underaged fiance." I used to rag him about how ironic it was. His reply, "If you are in your own house and not planning on going anywhere, it's okay." Drank a few a champion. Started drinking with some a champion. Sneaked alcohol into the a champion. Then there was the break up...didn't eat for several days going into weeks let alone drink anything.

So we move on, I'm over legal age now. I start going to the bars with intention to have a couple and hang out/dance with some friends. Then I celebrate other people's 21st. BAD idea. Mine sucked as they always find out from someone other than me, and you'd think it's mine. Beyond a drunken stouper in Columbus I puke for the first time from my cousin's bed. Woke up the next morning with NO hangover. This is great I'm thinking.....except the throwing up part.

The next summer I start going to the bar with my mom. Who does that?? I do. The friends there become my friends. After a conversation one night a friend tells me how she tried to do Tracy Byrd's "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" made it to 8 and puked her guts out right then and there. I told her I'd take her on....and I did. After number 10 I was still dancing, in my heels. Slammed a couple White Castle sliders on the way home and went to bed.

Here I am, 23 years old, getting married in 6 weeks and I rarely touch the stuff. Probably because I'm marrying a man who never has touched it. I don't care about having another drink. My choice.

Why bring this up??? Facebook has done it again and made me think. Yes, I have pictures of me with the headshot that I did. One Time. However, I see the pictures of people, even former peer couselors, proudly proclaiming and showing off their drinks. It's not that it bothers me they drink. I prolly still would if I weren't in my current circumstances. (and yes I have had a beer or two in front of Dan, just not as regular as I used to) I guess I'm just a lot more cautious about proudly announcing things where my employers could be looking. It also shocks me to see what people do, yes even on their own time, given different professions they may be holding. I guess if there's one thing I learned while I was in teaching school it was C.Y.A.

Friday, August 25, 2006


There is nothing I hate more than on a day that's going to be UBER busy to not be able to sleep. Here it is 3am (I've already been up for an hour) and I"m wide awake. I can't be like this now!!! On top of it, I think it may have finally stopped, but my wonderful man sounded like a freight train in bed next to me.
We're going to Bristol today for the race tonight. Yup, that's right, I'm once again trying something new. I have mixed feelings about going to Bristol, not because of the race or anything, but because of the past. I'm sure nothing will happen. He's no fan of NASCAR, not to mention the fact that when I just read his blog it stated he's headed to see his mom today. So that's good. It'll still bring back memories though. I just hope I'm able to make new, great, long-lasting memories with D today.

As far as that guy I posted about yesterday. Well, I got a message from him in reply to mine. The exchange looked something like this:
(me)Obviously you have some great hatred towards me for some unknown reason. That's really sad. I've never done anything to deserve such treatment...or at least it's never been brought to my knowledge.
I'm not going to appologize for something I didn't do. I'm also not going to appologize for congratulating you. I truly am happy for you. I hope everything works out for the best and you and your soon-to-be wife have a wonderful life together.
(him) thank u. same to u. :)
What the hell kind of shit is that?! Oh well...Proves once more that guys SUCK at comminication.

Finally, as we were getting ready for bed last night we received some very disturbing phone calls. My SIL had a nasty divorce from a man who there's just not time to get into all of that. Anyhow, he signed over all the rights to my nephew and everything when he left her (my nephew was 10 weeks old). When D first got the house last Oct., my SIL lived with him until she got her last apt. We have an unlisted phone number. Well the phone rang 3 times within half an hour and the caller said, "Is_____ there?" Both of us told him there was no one here by the name. Not a lie by any means. Part of the problem too though is that he knows D is here by his voice....especially since D lived with them for about a year when they were married. It's still creepy though as to how he was able to get our number. So not only am I up now thinking about it, I went to sleep thinking about it. My only fear (and they all beleive he'd never come to this area) is that I'm home one day when D and I have kids; D's at work and he shows up. He was out of the picture before I came into it. I have no idea what he looks like. My thing is, I can only be so nice for so long. I'll take a lot of crap, but once I snap...look out! heh. All I know is this....I know WAY too many cops and the like in this area for him to come messing with me and mine.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Leak and Confused.

Monday morning I got a call from a friend explaining to me about other people I know from college and the antics that happened over the weekend. hahaha All fine and great then she says this, "You came up in their conversation." She goes on and tells me all about what was said. I couldn't believe what she was telling me. The information known only a handful of select people know at this point in time. Not to mention the fact, I've not even talked to this person in nearly 2 years. How in the hell does she know??? Somewhere there is a person I thought I could trust and apparently I can't. That sucks.

Now for the confused part.

Found out last night that a guy I went to high school with and later dated in college got engaged. Yay for him. I hop on Facebook and leave him a little message of congrats. This morning it had been erased. Only mine.... Not sure what I did to make him mad or have some unnecessary hatred towards me. If anything it should be the other way around due to how he treated me, but I'm over it. I guess it just goes to show you that while some people change, some never do. Some stay that 17yo high school boy that just wants to get in a girl's pants. I truly am happy for him and hope that they are happy....hope it lasts too. So good luck to the both of them.

Finally, for some good news. I had a Dr's appointment yesterday that I had been dreading since it was set. There was going to be some life-threatening news given to me. However at the Dr's appointment, all the tests done showed that everything is ok and there is nothing to worry about. Praise the Lord.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

201 and settling down.

So in the midst of my *wonderful* migriane I neglected to mention the 200th post that was, wasn't it. Ok, not really I know.

Anyhow, I was looking at some pictures of people that well, I wouldn't call friends, but that I know. I'm not sure that I would even consider them acquaintences, but in a past life I would... It made me realize that I'm glad to be settling down with Dan as we plan our new life together. I never was one to go out and get trashed just for the heck of it (with the exception of the night I did all 10 rounds with Jose). Sure getting a little tipsy every once in a while happened, but not on a regular basis. Then I look at these people (the ones mentioned before) who are out of college, supposedly working a "real" job and out drinking all the time to the point of total drunkness. Then I look at the people I go to the bar with when I go. They all have kids my age or older. What's with that??? I guess it's their "2nd chance" if you will. Although, I belive that they were the same way when their kids lived at home.

The point is this: I'm happy where I am. Not just content, but happy.
I'm glad that I didn't go totally wild in college.
I'm glad that I found the man I'm supposed to marry, not one that will "do."
I'm glad the past is just that....the past.
I'm glad that we write our own future (most days)
I'm glad to be me and live my life.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The headache from hell and lots of presents

I've got it today...the headache from hell. You know the one....where the only thing that helps is sleep. So that's what I've done most of today....sleep. Not good since my in-laws will be in town starting Wednesday and my house is a WRECK. Oh well, we'll get it done....eventually.

Saturday was my second wedding shower. We had a blast!!! There were nearly 30 people there....and that's small for my family. It was so great to see everyone!! Our trunk and backseat were totally packed. Good thing all the luggage we had was just a carryon. While we were at the shower, grandpa took Dan and Bobby (neen's boyfriend) to Skyline and then Union Terminal where they saw the Onimax. I guess they had fun.....

I'm going to go see if I can't do anything about this headache and mess of a house.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Personal don't have to like it.

With the exception of a family name that is passed down 17 times and to be able to differentiate between all the generations, I don't get why people name their kids and then call them by their middle name. If that's what you are going to call them that!!!!! If it's a family name that you are just wanting to keep but have no desire to be called that, make it the middle name!!! It drives me up a wall. That's one thing that I don't miss about teaching. You go in call roll... "Henry???" Kid pipes up, "I go by Matt." (just an example not actual names used) What's with that?!?!

I've always felt this way, but it's been on my mind a lot lately!! I feel the same way about shortening names. If you are going to call your child Katy (or Katie) why in the world did you name her Katherine?!?!! I just don't get it. It's dumb!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Just a few thoughts.

1. Maybe it's just the fact that my background is in teaching, but I'm surprised at how dumb some people are. Especially when these are people who come off at least to be somewhat intelligent. Homonyms: words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. My second graders could tell you 100's of these. The biggest culprits?!?! hear/here and there/they're/their. That's all I'm going to say about it.

2. Some people just don't get a clue. Now, I'll preface this with the fact that there are times I'm slow to start....especially now having a whirlwind of things going on. However, if someone after MONTHS, nearly a year, NEVER responds to you, it's time to quit trying.

3. This's for the birds. I feel for the women I see who are out in it and they are about 17 months pregnant. That just wouldn't work for me. I hate the heat as it is....

4. Old "friends". I'm not going to lie, I've been hurt recently by a couple of invitations to things that I did not receive. (and surprised by a couple I have) One in particular was to an event where several people I would have considered friends were attending. I guess that's not the case, and it frees up a few of my invitations....

Friday, July 21, 2006


On Monday it always seems as if Friday will never be here. However, the next thing I know it is! Week after week after week I feel like this. While Dan and I are childless we will have a special "tradition" on Fridays. I take him lunch at work and hang out for a little bit. It's always a good time! That will be the plan again today!!

In other news....well, I'm not really sure that there is other news. It's been the same as usual..with an exception. I have an AWESOME business and God is ALWAYS faithful. I had a bill that was due yesterday and didn't have the $$ for it. (bad Katy) Well I had a facial. While at my facial another woman walked in and placed an order right then and there. That part that I earned yesterday was what I needed to pay the bill. How awesome is that?!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The past and facebook

I really try not to dwell on the past in the fact of sitting and thinking "if only I had said that" or "if only I had done it that way." I do look back at my past and try to figure out what I was supposed to get out of it or why that particular person was in my past at that time of my life. Then I start to wonder about others. Kind of a "where are they now" thing.
Thus came the introduction of Facebook into my life. Catch up with those that you called friends in high school or even the kid that moved 17 times in and out of your elementary school. The girl that was so smart and dropped out of college or the big athlete who is an alcoholic now. It's amazing to me how much people can change in a 5 year time span. Going from 18 to 23 may not be a huge difference in age, but the difference in life and maturity is enormous. Those people that swore would be your friends forever you don't even associate with the same type of people anymore. Then there are those that you swore you'd never be and or hang out with and well, look in the mirror.
After a while what's cool doesn't really matter anymore.

Monday, July 17, 2006

86 Days

86 days from today I'll be married!!!! I can't wait!!

Saturday we went out and had a great morning. Went out to breakfast together and then went and test drove a Vibe since that's what I'll be getting. After that we decided to go to Lexington to look at cars. We'd been talking about his car and such and what to do after the mustang. So went and were just looking.....until we were at our 3rd dealer for the day and he test drove a Mazda 6. He LOVED it. Well, we headed back home as I needed to go to work. All the way crunching numbers and such. He asked what I thought and I said if they give us enough trade it and the payment is at a certain place fine. He still wasn't sure if he was evn going to go back. Well, I get home and there are messages from him on my cell to get our nephew as he is still at the dealer. When he got home.....he had a new car with him. LOVE IT!!

That was our little treat for the weekend....well, don't know how little it is, but it's time. The mustang served it's purpose. Plus there's room in the backseat.

Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Friday??....already???

Where does the time go?? I swear it was just Monday. Sure I got a lot of stuff completed AND I've worked my tail off, but still I feel like there is so much to do still this week. I guess I need to look at my 168 hours and figure out where they are going. Even big shots and world leaders have the same 168 hours.

This weekend is actually going to be a bit relaxing.....I hope. I think we're watching Caleb for a bit. We're going to test drive a red vibe (since that's what I'll be getting....FREE!!!!) I received a voicemail from my director that said, "When you are test driving it leave me a voicecom about how it smells, drives'll be powerful." It will be. It's going to be that extra edge that I need.

Other than that....s.o.s. around here.

Oh and BTW..... "" user out of Lexington....CHILL! I'm lucky to update this once a day.....let alone 5 or 6 or 7 times a day.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Starting fresh....

Monday is a good day to start/re-do/re-arrange things. That's what I'm all about today.

Dan and I are trying a new thing that'll help me when it comes to business stuff. Last night we sat down together and wrote out a 2 week menu and chore sheet. Being the teacher that I am it is now color coded and everything. I think it is really going to help the both of us so we know what's going on. It helps us when it comes to scheduling things as well as what groceries we need. I'm excited about it....he kind of is too.

Starting with a blank calendar today too. That's kind of nice to look at the things that we know are going on this week and put them down on paper. It's going to be a great week....I just know it is!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Frustrated like no other

Today was wonderful..untilI got home. Today was one of my best friend's wedding. It was wonderful. Her make up looked great! (I did it.) We got lost on the way to the receoption because downtown Lexington sucks.

Well we left early as Dan's parents, sister, nephew, brother and sister-in-law were coming over to our house for dinner. We get home and no one is there. So we call his mom to see what was going on and firgured they'd be on their way. NO....NOT the case. They decided to come over earlier so his brother and sister-in-law could get back home. We were told they were coming over and would wait for us to get home before eating or anything.

NOT ONCE was anything mentioned prior to our phone call that plans had changed. I HATE when people do that. Especially when it's our house being used and when they knew we would be leaving something early to get back. It pisses me off to no end. Have some consideration people.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Make friends with you banker....

If there's one thing I've learned in life when dealing with customer service is to start off nice. If you still aren't getting what you want/need/deserve that's when you turn into bitch mode. Thankfully I didn't have to go into bitch mode today with 5/3. They reversed the fees and reconnected my debit card. It was their mistake and they made it right....Praise the Lord. Honestly, I hate it when I have to bust out the fact that I'm a redhead and need to be a bitch. I really do.

On my mind....

I'd really love to post about the busy, yet wonderful events of the weekend, but that's not what's weighing heavy on my mind.

It's car dealers and banks.
I took Dan's car in nearly 3 weeks ago to find out why the engine light was showing up on the dash. I was informed after sitting in the waiting room that they didn't have the part but it was ok to drive it. They went on to say, we'll call you when the part gets here...and yes it is covered by the warranty. Well it had better be.
After all this time no phone calls had been made in our direction. Keeping my cool, I call them on Wednesday. "Oh yeah, the part is here..... When can you bring it in??" Trying to keep my cool I explain that Thrusday morning will work just fine. (especially since my in-laws are in town and they are able to follow me, take me home and then get me when it's done) So at 9am yesterday I take the car in...."Mrs. Masino it'll be done in about 2 hours....we'll give you a call" Yeah right, I think.
So mom, dad, Caleb and I go out to breakfast and head to the park for a while. We come home and still nothing so about 1230 I give them a call. "Oh yeah, the black mustang.....well after that was replaced there was still something wrong so we're going on and changing and fixing things." I was told 2 hours. "well yes ma'am it was 2 hours for that part and now it's more for the rest of it." I hang up the phone pissed. Sure I want the car to be fixed and all, but it's a bit on the illegal side to do any more work than was originally 'contracted' with at least an oral agreement.
Mom and dad take Caleb home and I chill out for a while. Dan calls at his honey, I've not heard anything let me call again and then I'll call you back. It's now 315.
"Mrs. Masino...we're going to have to get you a rental car so we can keep your car and work on it some more." I kindly say, "this is covered by our warranty....right?" He says yes. So now I have an extended cap Chevy Silverado in the driveway that I'm really digging right now.

Well the bank comes in on a whole different level. I realized that I had a bill aft from my account that I had forgotten about so I took $$ to the ATM to deposit it yesterday morning. I put my ATM card in there and it says checking account not found, please call. I call. They say well, your account is overdrawn. I'm like I know, that's why I'm at the bank trying to put in this cash (which is supposed to be available same day) She says well the bank has disconnected that debit card. Did I EVER receive a phone call, note, fire signal, anything about this??? NO. I thank her and inform her that I will be closing all my accounts with 5/3.
So I go and deposit the $$ in my other account and transfer it. (This was before the bank was open so I HAD to go to the ATM and couldn't close the accounts yesterday)
Well when we got home from the park yesterday there was a message from the bank at home wanting me to call. I call and of course she's not available and doesn't call me back yesterday.
This morning I check everything and I'm charged for overdraft!!! I'm like WTF. So when the branch at home opens they will be getting a phone call from one pissed off redhead......and EVERYONE knows not to piss off a redhead.

So that's what's on my mind today....that and the fact it's Friday and Dan is off at 330 today!

Have a happy day!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

SO I just realized.....

that I don't update very well right now. It's probably due to the fact that I'm working like crazy, preparing to be a "Stay At Home Wife/Aunt" and planning a wedding. Does that make a person busy?? Sometimes....but then again, there are days that it's the most boring, mundane 'job' ever. I think all jobs are like that and those days are a rareity.

I love when my sister sits down and let her pen speak. I found something this morning and want to share it.

sometimes my stomach aches with empty. and i like that feeling, to be true. sometimes it feels much better than satisfied. or too full. sometimes i'm unconcsious of rhyme.i just want to write and sometimes it comes out.
and sometimes my nose runs and i have to sniffle and snuffle a lot. and sometimes my feet get cold and i have dry skin. but that's better than no feet at all. and sometimes i forget what i'm writing and what i'm saying... and i forget who called and who i told i would call back and i forget my assignments and i forget people who are important to me and i forget to feed my fish and i forget to call home and i forget to say thank you and i forget i forget i forget. i'm certainly no elephant.
sometimes i like when my hair is messy. sometimes i like to dress up. sometimes. sometimes i wish my hair would grow over night and it would be back to where it was. and sometimes i'm happy that it's short and growing slowly. sometimes i feel like a mooch. mostly because i hardly ever have money for things. and sometimes i realize that people really do want to help me. but sometimes not. and sometimes i pride myself in reading and sometimes i get mad at myself for not. and sometimes i'm messy sometimes i'm clean. and sometimes i'm just janine.
but mostly i eat when i'm hungryand mostly i make my bed and clean the roomand mostly my hair really is messy. and mostly i like what's in my head and mostly i'm considerate of the people around me. i think. and mostly i forget.
sometimes i remember.

mostly. i forget

There you have it original Janine.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Best Man ever....

I'm not going to go into all the nitty gritty details of the events that took place last night, but I will say this. I've got the best man there is.

After I came home from my meeting I sat down to have something to eat (you know ladies...a day where you CAN'T get matter what) Dan says he is ready to go to bed. We have this thing where we try our absolute hardest not to go to bed without one another....99% of the time it works for us. I told him I wasn't tired and he says that's ok we can talk. Well we did that for a while and we were joking around when something snapped. I got pissed. Don't ask me what or why or any of that becuase I honestly don't know.
I then got up and started doing things around the house that needed to get done...and not very quietly so my love could try to go to sleep. (it wasn't excessivly loud, just didn't take any steps to make sure I was quiet)
To make a long story short, he finally gets up and finds me in my office about to clean it. He stops me and asks me what's wrong....the only thing I can say is "I don't know" and then burst into tears. I seriously didn't know what was up. All that kept racing through my mind was all the stuff I needed to do and get done. He then leads me back to our bedroom (I'm just totally sobbing at this point) and sits with me and talks with me until I fall asleep.

I don't know what I did to deserve him, but I'm sure glad I got him.

Friday, June 23, 2006


I'm at the point where I'm considering going to a "dream expert." Just about every morning when I get up, I'm startled awake froma crazy, weird dream. Not the kind where you wake up and go, "Wow. That was weird," but the kind you remember and play back in your head throughout the entire day.

The other day it was about a wedding. This morning I was being chased. I really just need to sit and write them down.

Could it be the change in the bed?? I know that changes in sleeping and what not can affect your dreams/dreaming. Is it becuase of the new bed and I'm actually getting real sleep at night that is casuing this? I'm not sure, but it's crazy. I'm not sure if I want to have anymore dreams like the ones I've been having.

No need to worry that I'm going on some sleep strike though....I'll never give up my sleep!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

...Something New.....

something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue:

I got my something new for the wedding yesterday. Bought it for myself as a little gift while I was getting his band picked out. It's a necklace that will be perfect with my dress. Simply gorgeous!

Another something new will be here tomorrow!!! Our beautiful new bed!!! Thanks mom and dad! It's our wedding gift from his parents.

There is something new on the walls of my office....we painted it last week!!!

This weekend I got a cute new bag from my says "BTB" and underneath it "Bride To Be." Super cute!!!

I think that is the majority of the newness around here!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Past

For some reason unbeknownst to me I've been thinking A LOT about the past lately....past boyfriends, past friends, past schools, past dreams. Maybe that's becuase I turned down a teaching interview today. Maybe it's because I'm getting married in less than 4 months. Maybe it's because of the damned Facebook where I look at people I grew up with having "real" jobs. I don't know.

Don't read into this anymore than it's just got me thinking about people and where they are and what they are doing now...who they are marrying and all of that stuff.

I'm excited to be married and be a wife and a mommy and a rockin' Mary Kay director all in the near future!!!

I will say that the past does have me thinking and wondering about my future. I LOVE DAN!!! I love who I am with and without him. I'm totally excited for the future we will have together. I can't wait....for the near future and the distant future.

Oh!! Our invitations came today!! WOO HOO They look SOOO good!!!!

Well I think that's all....peace.

P.S. To Alex (if you even read this): I'm glad you are happy with your life. I've been wanting to say that for sometime now and just haven't gotten around to it. I still have that "gift" and have every intention on mailing it to soon as time and $$ allows. (slowly but surely things are getting cleaned out of my dad's house where it is) Enjoy Michigan while you are there with Kristy. I've seen a lot of change in you in the past 2.5 years....good change. Even if we had never been thru our past together the you and I now still aren't right for one another and never will be. I will say this though....the past we shared has made me a stronger, smarter, wiser, and even a bit more stubborn woman.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Much Needed Update

I've looked and thought that I've updated I don't know how many times. Well, Thursday I FINALLY got my ring back from the jewlers. I was SO excited to play that message on the answering machine....I didn't even drop anything, I just turned around and walked out the door.

D and I had a GREAT weekend not having ANYWHERE to go. It was so nice to be on our own schedule. Yet at the same time where we've been SO stinkin' busy it almost felt like we were wasting the time. This weekend we are hoping to go bed shopping and pick out our gift from his mom and dad.

I talked to the people doing our invitations yesterday and asked if they by chance knew when they'd be complete. (had to call to let them know the proof was fine) The woman said, "well they are scheduled to ship on the 14th." I said, "Of this month?!" I was SO shocked and excited at the same time.

Other than wedding planning it's been birthdays and working for the both of us.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What's today???

I love a long weekend.....everyone does. I love them for the reason though that it means D is home!! This long weekend we went up to Cleveland where he grew up! It was a lot of fun. His sister and nephew that live down here did too. We had a 3rd bday party for Caleb, I saw the smallest parade in my life, met my other sister-in-law and her family, hand lots of laughs and got some news about a rockin' wedding gift his parents are giving us.....A NEW BED!!!!!

The only problem with a long weekend is that it throws me off schedule and it takes me a couple days before I figure out what day it is. It's even more difficult b.c I don't have a "traditional" day job. It's all good though.

I'm seriously hoping the jewlry store calls and has my rings back today. I'm missing my engagement ring. I keep teasing D that I think I remember what it looks like.... Also, I got a couple more things set for the wedding yesterday. Invitations are ordered and DJ is booked. Rock on! With the exception of flowers and finishing up discusions with the photographer (my wonderful friend Amby)the big pieces are pretty much done!! YAY!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It's sinking in....

Of course it's not like I didn't know I was getting married, but come on! Things are really starting to sink in. NonRefundable deposits are being made, details with the pastor at church and how the ceremony will go are in the works, registries are almost complete. It's not that we didn't know we were getting married, but it just seems to be sinking in a bit more and things are becoming a reality as it gets closer. Sure we have 4.5 months until the wedding. Yes, we have a lot done, but somehow at the same time it doesn't feel like enough granted I'll get it all worries there.

Last night we worked on our Registry at one store. Tonight it's the other. Why 2 stores?? Well, we didn't find everything we liked at one store. Another one of the stores where we did find almost everything (or at least I did) is too expensive for our taste. The two stores we are looking at are EVERYWHERE and you can order online from them. It just seemed right. Plus that way we are able to price match between the two and make sure everyone is getting a good deal for their money.

Not too much other than house cleaning and wedding planning today. I guess that's enough though!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Big Dreams = Big Goals

There's nothing like a double dog dare. We got one the other day from our National Sales Director the other day to order and sell 20 of the brand new satin hands sets by the end of the month. WOW...Can you believe it??? 20 of them!! I have a big dream to earn my car by my wedding.....therefore I need to take this huge challenge. Can you help?? Of course you can!!! All you have to do is click on my website and place an order. It's THAT easy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Proposal

Ok OK OK.....So D and I may have done things a little bit backwards, but we had to in order to be able to tell our parents and get the ball rolling on the wedding planning. D officially proposed to me on Sunday.

Saturday we had plans to go to the jewelry store. We went....I tried on what seemed like hundreds of rings and combinations. Everytime I tried one on I asked him, "what do you think?" (knowing full well he wasn't going to answer) After a while I asked him if he wanted me to leave...and I did....went shopping at a couple of the stores in the same place. He came home with the rings that day! It killed me to know they were in the house. We actually came home to clean out the garage (so we can fit 2 cars in the 2 car garage!) and he just put them inside the door so they'd be out of the way. When I opened the door he said to me, "Look at them and you don't get them." Man that's hard to take!

Sunday after church and running around with his sister and nephew I was exhasuted. He told me to go ahead and lay down for a nap because he was going to go out and get some gas and go to the grocery store. I knew he wasn't going to the grocery store...he HATES going grocery shopping by himself. PLus, he left the list on the table. Knowing him, and the fact he's got a horrible poker face, I knew he was up to something regarding the rings. Well, I was watching a movie and fell asleep.I half woke up when I heard him come home, but I didn't open my eyes or anything. A few minutes later he asks, "Do you want some ice cream?" I reply, "no." The stinker had driven all the way to Lexington to get us pints of Greater's ice cream as that's where we had our very first date. Well then after some quick thinking, he comes over to the side of the counch where I'm still half asleep. He looks at me and says, "Well you may not want any ice cream, but I think you might want this." I roll over and there he is on one knee in front of me with a pint of Greater's ice cream, spoon in the ice cream standing up and my ring around the spoon. He then looks at me and says, "so, will you marry me?" I said, "You betcha!" And the rest as they say is history.

Yesterday I took my rings to be sized....4 weeks!!!!! UGH!!! I'm SO bummed out that they will be gone for 4 weeks.

OH! You are probably wondering what they look like.... My engagement ring is a colorless, round diamond in a white gold cathedral setting. My wedding band is so cool and different! My engagement ring actually "snaps" into the center of it. Both sides are the same. On either side of the center are chanel set diamonds and then in the center is a heart that has a little bit of a yellow gold "ribbon" coming off of it. Otherwise the rest of the ring is white gold as well.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Hope I don't jinx myself....

So far so planning is going great. We got an AWESOME gift from my mom the other night. She's setting up an account for wedding stuff and is putting 5K in it!!! I just started to cry when she told me. As far as the other things go:
  • we have the church booked
  • I'm ordering my dress this weekend as I have it all picked out,
  • invitations are pretty much done
  • photographer is scheduled (thanks Amby!!!)
  • cake maker is picked
  • florist is picked (just need to go and make final decisions as to what we want)
  • Honeymoon destination picked...actually, it's what helped determine our wedding date.

Things are well on their way. I went to see my "brother" the other day and he was starting to ask if I could pull off a wedding in 5 months......Then he goes, "What am I asking....If anyone can pull off a wedding in 5 months it's you!" So that's what I've been busy doing.....pulling together a wedding in 5 months.

Monday, May 08, 2006

BIG NEWS!!!! I know it's been a while since I've posted but that would be because D and I have been gone spending time with family to let them in on some very big, very exciting news!!!! That news would be.....


Yes, it's true. We are so excited and can't wait. Why put off what you know is right??? So we're not....well not totally. We will be getting married Friday, Oct. 13. YAY!!!!

Monday, May 01, 2006


on posting that is...not on life! Things have been crazy busy this last week. Working tons! We painted the's GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!!! D's parents came in town this weekend. While he was working on Friday, I spent the day with his mom, dad, aunt, uncle, sister and nephew. Now, you know you're "in good" when you can spend an entire day with your significant other's family while he's not there. Not to mention, some of the comments that his dad makes! lol

*funny story* so we spent the day Friday at the Shaker Village in Harrodsburg. It was a fun day! OK, so you know that I don't know a stranger and can talk to anyone....well, his dad makes me look shy in that respect. Nancy (D's sister) and Caleb (nephew) and I are walking outside to let Caleb run. We over hear dad talking about not expecting to be back in KY ever again ( he was stationed at Ft. Knox back in the 50's). As we're walking out, you hear him say, "That's my daughter and grandson." We thought nothing of it until he says, "And that's *long pause* (I'm expecting to hear my son's girlfriend) my future daughter in law." Nancy and I about split a gut when we got outside. There has never been any mention of any kind of marriage to anyone in his family. I guess that his dad likes me and approves of me! LOL

Moving on, It was a long work week for D as he had inventory this week. It made getting up this morning a pain even though it was totally over. Our weekends just seem to fly by anymore. I know this coming one will too as we are going to Cincinnati to spend time with my family.....Does the craziness ever stop?? Well, in all actuality though, it's really not that bad and we do get to take some time to ourselves. Plus every night this week isn't booked solid as it was last week.

Ok...that's all for now. Catch ya later....maybe!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ahhh, Life

So yeah....I picked up D on Sunday afternoon after both of us missing each other terribly. We ran some errands: picked up paint and necessities for the bedroom, groceries and then because neither of us felt like cooking we picked up some dinner. It was a great evening together just doing the normal "routine" and things that needed to be done. We ate dinner, cut the grass, cleaned the kitchen, did some laundry and finished preparing the bedroom walls to be painted.

Yesterday while he was working, I worked as well. Got several appointments booked, had a conference call, all good things. After I had fixed dinner and cleaned up, it was time to paint the walls. Now believe me I loved the color as we were picking it out and everything, but as it started to dry on the wall it seemed a LOT darker. Well as it became drier and on all four walls, I liked it more and more. This morning, I looked in the room as I headed to the bathroom to was BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the color of the room!!! It's magnificent!! Since the blinds are still down, the sunlight was just pouring in and lit up the room. I can't wait until that's OUR bedroom!

Today is spent working and tutoring (I'm in between appointments) and then watching his nephew and cleaning up as his family will be at the house Thursday night.

Have a great one!! I'll catch ya on the flip side!

P.S. I checked my appointment book that was left open last night and when I looked at today to double check who I had coming over it said, "I love you Katy - D" How sweet is that?!

Friday, April 21, 2006

I miss him....

Tonight D took off work early do go on a post-grad retreat with church that he had signed up for before we started our relationship. I honestly had considered going myself, but never actually did anything other than think about it for about 2 seconds. Well, I knew we were going to be pressed for time so I got to the house before he got off work. Little did he know I was going to be there starting dinner so he could finish up the things he needed to do before leaving for the weekend.

So cute....when he opened the door he says, "honey I'm home...I just wanted to see what that felt like to say."

Anyway, I dropped him off at church before they left for the retreat that was more difficult than I had anticipated....for the both of us. Once he got his things into the car he'd be riding in, he came back to give me a hug, several kisses and to tell me he loves me.

I didn't shed any tears (rare for me) but I came close.

Tomorrow I have a facial and then I'm headed up to G-town. I'll prolly go out with D's sister and hang out or something. If I go up there, I'll just stay at the'll be kind of lonely, but I'll manage.

See yall later!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gifts from the heart.

The other night I got to the house and dinner was ready. MMM...Chicken Parmesean. D walked into the laundry room. I'm thinking he is going and switching loads that we had put in the night before. He comes out with these:
I'd NEVER gotten flowers in my life (from a guy) before. He did it 'just becuase.' I hadn't mentioned anything about it before.

Last night while we were sanding and preparing the bedroom walls to be painted, he was out in the kitchen looking for something. I was SO confused as to what it was. I tried asking him, in case it was something that I had moved, and he wouldn't say so I dropped it and went back to work. He comes into the bedroom and hands me this:
This was a big deal. He'd told me before that he'd never give anyone a key to the house until he married her. (with good reason I don't blame him at all)

We both keep little tricks up our sleeves which I love. Yesterday morning I snuck a love note and some of his favorite candy in his lunch box while he was in the shower. This morning he comes in to the room where I'm sleeping as he's ready to leave for work to kiss me goodbye. It's the little things that of my key phrases. However, not only the little things, but the big things we have in common too! It's just right!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Busy being in love.

If you've not been able to catch up with me...well, there's good reason. I'm in love. The best man in the world and I are totally, wonderfully in love. It's just wonderful!!! I've NEVER been in as much love as I am right now....and it grows; everyday.

This weekend we'll be apart. I'm not thrilled about it, and neither is he. However, it'll be good for both of us. We both need it for various reasons.

Do you know how good a redhead looks in a black mustang??? hehehe.....ask D. He'll tell you. Apparently at work the guys talk about dating redheads vs. blondes and brunettes. I guess his foreman is married to a redhead. Well D's comment to him the other day was, "well, I got myself a redhead. They say blondes have more fun, but redheads...HO-LY COW!" His foreman replies with, "yeah, I know. Hang on for the ride."

We've been busy though planting flowers and getting walls in the house ready to paint and all that other house kind of stuff. I really enjoy does he. YAY!

Well, I'm off to do some more work. I'll check in when I can!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Hoppy Easter!!!!

What a great weekend!!!! I spent the weekend at D's house in Georgetown. It was spent being together and with his family. Funny thing was his nephew, who will be 3 in June, came over at one point in time. They were asking where him where everyone in the family lived and they asked him where I lived. He answered, "D's house." Well, while the answer is no....not yet, that will be changing sometime this year.

He and I had a great Easter together. Friday we spent a good part of the day with his mom, dad, sister, nephew, brother and sister-in-law. Saturday was mostly the two of us. We ran errands, procrastinated finishing getting the bedroom ready to paint, went to church and then ate dinner with the family. Today we drove to Louisville to hear his sister-in-law sing at church. Then we all went over to her sister's house for Easter lunch. What a blast we all had!!

I'm so totally happy I can't stand it!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Love is in the air!!

I just LOVE spring time. There's nothing better than warmer weather to break out the flip flops and capris or the middle of the night storm when you are cuddling with the man you love.

That's right yall, along with the rabbits and birds and all the other animals out there, I'm in love. I'm TOTALLY happy!!! It's wonderful. No pictures or anything yet, but met and hung out with part of his family last night....met the parents the night before. Wonderful people!!

I'll update more, as I have time, and as I'm in my apartment as opposed to the house in Georgetown.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Blast from the Past

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day at my dad's house going through things that are mine both in his basement and what used to be my room. WOW....I never knew that in 23 years someone could accumulate so much random crap....not to mention breaking the chunk of it down to just the past 5 years when I was in college. I found some great well as some not so great memories

I found:
  • old tapes - New Kids On the Block, MC Hammer, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Rainbow Brite Christmas
  • My gameboy....and the games
  • various items from various trips
  • clothes I had forgotten about
  • notes....handwritten, snail mailed notes
  • old emails

Now it's the notes and emails that really get me. Back in September of 02 I was talking to this wonderful guy, Neil Soto. Right as Neil and I were starting to have feeligns for each other, Alex walked into my life. Due to the immense feelings that I had for Alex, I abruptly ended things with Neil. DUMB KATY! Why is that so dumb?? Well, I found the letters that Neil had written me. He's an artist so there were drawings in there with them. I found the pictures he had sent me. As well as the poetry he had written for me. Here's one of the poems:


There is no place

Deep inside my heart

No one knows but me

So full of light

It burns with love

There an angel waits

Her wings are soft

And white as snow

They hold me in their warmth

Her gentle arms

Brush tears away

As I look up

Deep in her eyes

I know

We have met someplace before

In a dream

Or in heaven

For I know

We have found each other

And true love once again

He then added this note at the end: For you Katy, may your heart shine bright as all the stars in the sky.

This got me curious....curious as to what he's up to, and what else I might find. Well, I found the proof that I had that Alex was cheating on me. I found the emails that I had printed off from his email account. Ironically, after his failed marriage, it has been brought to my attention that he is dating that same woman currently. *As a sidenote, he gave me the password for that long before I ever started checking anything....he started acting funny, so I persued my gut feeling and checked. I just didn't want to believe it.*

That was not the end of my curiosity though. I was still curious as to how Neil was and what he was doing. So I happened to have his email address still (I for some reason just couldn't delete it). Yep, I emailed him. I waited for the email to be sent back saying it was an old email and didn't work. It never got sent yahoo. When I checked my email this morning, I had a reply. He was glad to hear from me, still has the letters and things that I sent him as well, and he is engaged now. I'm happy for him!!

My blast from the past was fun. I threw plenty of just garbage away, have several things to consign and even some things that are going to make their way to the apartment when I head back.

Friday, April 07, 2006


I'm headed to Cincinnati for the weekend later today. I don't think it could come at a better time. I need to go be at "home." I need to go to a place where I can think about other things while I'm driving and still get to where I'm headed without a hitch. I don't know what it is...I just need it.

As of right now there isn't too much scheudled. I don't know yet if I'm coming back Sunday or Monday. However I do know this: I'll work for Josette a little bit today, I'll prolly go out with Andrea and others tonight....if I don't head over to Rick's, I'm thinking tomorrow will be a good day to head over to my dad's and just go through a bunch of stuff that I have...some to pitch, some to sell and the rest...well, store at dad's some more! Sunday I'll prolly go to church and hear the contata. My not-so-little little cousin has a solo as he did in the Chirstmas contata...that and I've not been back but one time since I graduated. Not to mention the fact that there are some family issues that other people would like to talk about with me. Nothing major....on my part...thank God.

SO yeah, I'm retreating this weekend and it'll be a good thing. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that my mother will be headed to Chi-town so I won't get to see her this weekend.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Busy...a good busy

So I realized it's been a week since I've updated....craziness. I've been working and spending time with friends that I haven't had the chance to hang out with in a while. Saturday morning at 10am I get a phone call from my girl Lacey who was getting married the next day. She says (in a freaking out way), "Katy what time are you coming to Louisville tomorrow??? My make up artist and her son, who is the ring bearer, are puking their guts out. Will you PLEASE come do my make up??"
My answer without hesitation is of course. Hell, I set these guys up, I wouldn't miss the wedding, let alone not help her out! After the time change, I get up at 7 so I can leave by 8. Let me tell you how I'm at her hair salon by that's moving it. It was a great wedding. I have some pics!!

Before I get to the pics though, I must talk about Jason, the groom. He and I are relativly close. I don't know how many times he got emotional on me and thanked me for being there. At one point in time he asked me to dance while dancing he says to me, "Katja (what he calls me for some wierd reason that I don't remember) thank you so much for coming today. ( I reassure him that it didn't matter where the wedding was, I wouldn't have missed it) You've turned my life around by placing Lacey in it and I can't even imagine my life with her. Thank you so much." Being the girl I am, I tell him he'd better stop or I'm going to start crying....secretly knowing that he was about to as well. are some pics.
Lacey pulling me aside before the wedding to tell me the BIG secret...."I wish I would have placed money on that. I KNEW it!" was my reply when she tells me that they were already married!!!!

Nothing like a good fish face while they are taking pictures!!!

The Best Man speech: " Jason and Lacey congratulations. We are all so happy for you. And one more thing: My all your ups and downs and ins and outs only be between the sheets.

I have bunches of others, but this is enough for now!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What are we???

That would be the question I asked SS this evening. The response??? "I don't know....I hate these conversations....I get stressed out easily; you know that." So I ask, "are you just totally going to avoid the topic then (as he continues to go on and talk about what he's doing)" He replies, "Yes."

So what's that mean?? We have plans for future games (May), Dallas ( July), etc but then again no "title." Are we exclusive?? I'd at least like to know that much.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


SO yeah...I've not posted in a while. I'll do my "famous" bulleted list.
  • Indy was GREAT!!! Awesome training...wonderful girlfriend time....Best way ever to get on focus.
  • Saw my band Saturday night. I definitly wasn't planning on going to see them...however, I got a call no lie as I was just leaving my director's house to head to mom's. So I went....walked in the door to the bar and went straight to the dance floor. Didn't leave the dance floor until oh...3am. They asked us to go out to eat with them, but I had been up since 6am and had things to get done before leaving to come back to Lexington.
  • Sunday was relativly relaxing...maybe that's because as soon as I got back to Lexington I passed out for the afternoon dead dog tired.
  • Yesterday was spent running around doing errands. While at a branch of the bank I'd never been to before I ran into a friend that I went all through college with her and her husband. She works there and will now be my personal banker!
  • Today...I walked approximatly 200 flights of stairs while haning up flyers for the resident appreciation. I'll be feeling it tomorrow!
So in a nutshell....there it is. I really want to rant and rave about things, but I shall save it for another time and place.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Gender Stereotyping

I really hate being stereotyped for something.

Growing up...if there was one thing that I'd pick out that is practical that my dad taught me it is some knowledge about cars. Now, by NO means am I saying I know everything or even half of everything, BUT I will venture to say that I know more than the average girl. Before I even had my drivers permit, I could check and add all fluid levels in the car, change my spark plugs as well as change the oil. It wasn't until several years later that I learned how to change a tire....kind of ironic I think. Anyway, as years went on...I learned even more about the car that I used to drive. I changed the idle pulley and serpentine belt on it as well as other minor things like windshield wipers and rearview mirrors.

Now, I say all of this because I took my car to the shop today. Not just any shop, I drove up to Cincy last night to take it this morning to the shop that has literally watched me grow up. Well the guy who "took care of me" this morning when I told him what was wrong he goes, "Did you run over something??" I said "no" He then continues on to say, "Are you sure...there are a lot of things that can leak out under a car." I reply with,"well, oil is that black stuff right??...that's what's under the car." The guy who runs the place and who has known me since I was itty bitty then walks into the garage and I just say good morning to him and have a little warm chatter. The new guy who was taking care of me then was much more careful in how he voiced his opinions.

It kills me because I know that if I lost the boobs, grew a penis and was wearing the same exact clothing (jeans, a hoodie and tennis shoes) that he would have never questioned if I knew what it was. MEN!

Moving on....this weekend is Career Conference in Indy!! I'm so stinkin' excited!!! I'm ready to learn some new things and to just have some good ol' girlfriend time.

Also, since my last post this is what has been going on:
  • Tuesday night went to Owenton with SS, his brother and his brother's girlfriend to see wrestling. know the kind you see on tv. It wasn't as bad as I expected and I definitely got an education.
  • I got the go-ahead from the apartment manager to put out a flyer for resident appreciation. Friday the 31st they are having resident appreciation and so I wanted to do something special to get my name out there and begin working the complex much more. I asked if I could do a drawing and such....she said yes and if I wanted to put out a flyer I could. YAY!!
  • Saw my wonderful friend Nicole last night before I headed up to Cincy. Blake was at her parents' and Chris was at the library studying so we had some time for just the two of us to chill.
  • Mom cancelled her interviews in FLA!!!! It doesn't mean she's not's just going to be put off for about 6 months....that's ok with me...I'll take all the time I can get!
I think that's about it in a nutshell!!!

Have a super, terrific, wonderful day!!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dreamin' Big

OK...I've made the decision. I'm done being where I am in my business. Don't get me wrong I don't hate it and things are going well, but I'm just going to shift into a higher gear. I've got a big goal and I'm REALLY wanting to acheive it. My new goal poster says at the top, "By Seminar I will...." There are 3 major categories for that I will. They are:
  1. Original Car Team (12 women....finished on the way through DIQ and on to Director)
  2. Pearl Star (4800 star credits: personal wholesale and qualified recruits to make this number)
  3. My Unit (30 active women at least 12 being personal recruits for car qualification)
That's right! I've set a HUGE goal. The star has to be completed by June 15th as that's the end of the quarter. I have until June 30th to finish becoming a director.

There are many of you who read this religiously. I'm asking for your help too. There are several things you can do to help me.
  1. Order from my website or call my voicemail toll free at 1-866-584-1325.
  2. Have some girlfriend time either at my place or yours and earn free product. If you are long WAY long distance you can host a virtual party and earn free product just as if you were actually having the party in one of our homes.
  3. Refer others to me for the purchasing skin care or color cosmetics.
  4. Let me know if you know someone (you or someone else) who needs a little something extra in their lives and might like to join my team.
Hey fellas, I don't want you to feel left out. We have a new men's grooming set as well as I can send gifts and/or gift certificates to you or your special someone from you!

Thank you all in advance for cheering me on and helping me to reach my big goal!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006


I'm so confused on what I want right now. Wife... Mommy...I love the thought of becoming those things. I am with someone special "SS". ( I don't want to jinx it by saying anything more than that right here about SS as that usually messes it all up) I do have SS right now. Is that it though?? Is it "right now"? SS is great! Does the right things, says the right things....more so than the "norm" of just trying to get into a girl's pants. But I don't want to get hurt. I walk the fine line. My past, well, it's my past, but it's made me who I am right here right now...the good, the bad, the ugly. It seems that it's only natural to fear being hurt...right? Lately though, I feel as if I almost set it up to get hurt or to fuck things up. Last night being prime example....but I'm not going into it here.
I'm at "that age" where all your friends and acquaintences are starting to get married and have families. There's a part of me that feels like I have to scramble and hurry and catch up. I liked it when it was me being the first in the group to get, it's just about dead last. Do you know how many weddings I'm a part of or going to this year alone?!?! Really brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "always a bridesmaid never a bride" (or in some cases the make-up artist).
I mean, I don't want to rush into anything and make a HUGE mistake like almost happened once in my life. But damnit, my childhood dream/timeline is all kinds of fucked up now. No one wants that to happen. All I want is to be treated like the princess I am...hahaha...a low-maintenence princess at that.
I'm by no means dependent on a man. Hell, I own my own business. I pay my own bills. I don't run to mommy and daddy when things get tough; even though a part of me wants to do just that.
Financially, I can take care of myself just fine.
Emotionally, I'm pretty stable...we all have our moments, espeically when a "visior" is here. Physically, batteries can only do so much.....not to mention, pillows don't cuddle back....your blanket doesn't push your hair out of your face or stare into your eyes.

I can handle being on my own and living by's the companionship that I miss. But then I look at SS...and it's great...I'm my quirky self and he's ok with that. Sure there are pet peeves that I have about him and I'm sure he has about me....and looking at us, you'd never put us together, but that's what makes life interesting.
I don't know what I think or feel right now...hence the confusion. I guess I just needed to get it off my chest and I can come back to it at another time.

On to today ...the sleeping thing...yeah, not working so much. Then again, the phone call I got from a friend at 3am saying that they were in my parking lot didn't help either. However, I was still awake. So I guess I'm happy for that reason. We did have a discussion about that fact though. Plus, I've always been one that can't sleep in even when I've gotten little sleep. So I finally got to bed about 5 and was up by 11. Maybe it'll help me sleep tonight if I can force myself to not take a nap.

Beth and I are supposed to go out this afternoon. She and I haven't gotten to spend any time together...hell I've not spent any time with hardly any of my friends. I was gone in Cincinnati only to come back while they were on spring break.

On another happy note....I put on a skirt the other day that I've not worn since last spring and yay!!! It was a bit big. If I were buying it today, I'd buy a size smaller. That's good. The best part is I'm not even just happens.

So yeah....Saturday sleep last night ... still in pj's...(which I should prolly remedy since Beth is supposed to be up here in Lexington at any time now)...haven't eaten yet today...confused about boys (nothing totally new)...missed St. Patty's day (and I'm a damn Irish)...venting. Sounds normal to me....I think.

I'm rambling more than usual...I'm out.

Always have a DD... Designated Driver or Designated Drinker. Your choice!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Sleepless in Lexington

UGH... I'm really getting sick of not being able to sleep. I'm so freakin tired during the day and then when I finally go to bed at night it's like midnight (due to talking to someone special before we both go to sleep), but then it never fails. At random times, I wake up! This morning it was 438, and 612 before I finally got up at 814. I don't understand it! It's been like this most the week. I don't think I'm worried about anything. I don't have caffiene at night. I just don't know what it is. Whatever it is needs to leave me alone!!! NOW!

Ok....moving on. Not too much going on here this weekend. I need to finish my taxes.....I had everything written out and can't find my paper that I put it on. J is going home to see Grits this weekend. So my first weekend back, I'll be home alone. : (

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I know I'm goofy

So in looking at someone else's profile earlier, I thought I'd add a couple quizzes that seem to be dead on. Now do I truly beleive in these things, no. Does it amaze me at how dead on they are sometimes, yes.

Your Love Life Secrets Are

Looking back on your life, you will have many true loves.

You're a little scarred from your past relationships, but who isn't?

You prefer a quirky, unique person to be your lover. You're easy going about who you're with, as long as they love you back.

In fights, you are able to walk away and calm down. You are able to weather the storm.

Getting over a break-up doesn't take long. Easy come, easy go.

You Are Lightning

Beautiful yet dangerous
People will stop and watch you when you appear
Even though you're capable of random violence

You are best known for: your power

Your dominant state: performing

You're an Expert Kisser

You're a kissing pro, but it's all about quality and not quantity
You've perfected your kissing technique and can knock anyone's socks off
And you're adaptable, giving each partner what they crave
When it comes down to it, your kisses are truly unforgettable

I think that's the perfect way to end this! Have a great day yall!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Home (not so) Sweet Home

So I got home about 1130 last night. Excited and happy to be home. I walk in to the kitchen and it's DISGUSTING. The 3 clean dishes that are in the dishwaser are the same ones that I did when I left. The sink is full...on both sides of dirty dishes. There's pasta sauce slopped all over the top of the stove. Now, by no means am I a total neat freak or anything, but that is just disgusting. Not to mention I'm pissed because he thinks he can leave that mess for me to clean up. HELL NO. You made it in the 11 days that I was gone, you can clean it up. "but I'm tired, I work 40+ hours a week" Well you know what, take responsibility and clean up your own damn mess! I could care less what your room looks like (especially since mine is a wreck right now) since it's not "community" space, but the kitchen!?!?! Come on now! I'm not your wife, girlfriend or even freakin' maid....I'm YOUR COUSIN!

*BIG sigh* that my rant and rave is done, today will be cleaning, waiting on UPS, going to the post office and prolly stopping by to see someone special. (it's nice that he only works 5 minutes from my apartment)

Ok...I'm out. Peace.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Great end to the weekend!!'s been a LONG 11 days here in Cincinnati. Long, yet fast. Well I finally got to go "home" (to mom's) Saturday evening. I was done housesitting. Don't get me wrong I love house sitting and helping others out, but I needed to be back in familar territory.
Saturday night a special someone came and visited me. Sunday morning we got up, headed to IHOP for a yummy breakfast. We ventured to half price book for the sale they were having. Naturally he found something that he needed. Afterwards, we headed to Traders World and Turtle Creek. We had a blast looking at the different things that people buy and sell there. And actually, we found a few things that we needed. T-shirts for mom and I that I haven't picked up yet, but will the next time I'm there for her and I to wear at Rick's one night...going to be funny! But my favorite buy of the day would have to be the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". It just came out this past Tuesday so how they had it already, we don't know. Do we suspect it maybe to be stolen? well yeah. Oh's a great movie! I of course watched it as soon as he left Sunday to head back to his place. After the movie was over I just relaxed.
I had to hit up the Skyline as I'd not been once since I'd been in Cincinnati and that's sacreligious. I also found some ice cream that he'd talked about forever and it really is delicious! If you need a new flavor or a change try Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk. Pair that up with some Desperate Housewives and you are good to go!
Today will just be some relaxing as I don't think I'm working today. So I might run a few places on this side of the Earth before I go to meeting and then head home. While I love my time spent here, it's not totally home anymore. I"m excited to go home and be in my place and sleep in my bed tonight.
Have a great day yall!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Riding the Bull....

hurts. Last night went to Rick's as the typical Friday night in Cincinnati. Well the band wasn't very good and Andrea told me that Dixz Highway was playing at Metropolis. So we head over there...especially since I'm not going to be able to see them the weekend they are at Rick's. Anyway, while there I run into Lindsay Veit, her dad, bf and a couple other people. Well they decide I need to ride the bull. Well I did. I didn't last long at all and let me tell you it hurts. Not to mention, it's not NEAR as easy as they make it look!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Just realized....

It's been almost a week since I've updated! I bet yall are tired about reading my rant on my "wonderful" family.

Anyway, it's been a busy week. I"m still in Cincy...will be until Monday. I drove down and back from Richmond Monday night. It went great!! Ended up leaving with a new personal team member!! Tuesday got my "har did" That was to see my best friend and my neice. Once I'm home and can post pics of the new cut I will. Wednesday I worked all day, ran to drop off product. I knew the address but wasn't really sure on where I was headed. The offices I ended up in were none other than the GE Aircraft offices. WOW! YEAH! Ended up missing the girl, but that's ok. Had dinner at mom's and came back to Josette's. Yesterday, worked in the morning, went back to GE. Gave her the product and she tells me, "there's not a single person here who sells." So I hand her more cards and samples. Not 10 minutes later she calls me and says there's someone who'd like to place an order. WOW!! Rock on!!! Today it's more office work, and then the usual Cincinnati Friday night at Rick's. Hopefully it'll be better than last week. and Josette and family comes home. Sunday Traders World with someone. Monday work and back to Lexington.

There's the reader's digest version of everything! Have a great day!!!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Not so cute...

Friday night was a real doosey. While housesitting I was pulling together things for errands to do because I'm housesitting on the opposite side of the world from where any and everything is. So I drive over to the part of town where I grew up to get my errands done and meet family for dinner at a new restaraunt. Go to the store I used to work at, sold lipstick and gloss, and headed to dinner. I go to the restaraunt and tell the hostess that which group I'm looking for. She replies, "Oh, they called and cancelled the reservation." I tell her "thanks" and turn around and walk out. I was SO pissed. I call my dad to see if they had called him...nope, nothing. Call my cousin, whom I live with and knew I would be there, he didn't answer his phone. I was hot. So I go to my dads and I'm like this is just shitty. I"m tired of the horrible communication between the men on that side of the family. I had worked up being the bigger person to deal with my cousin and his horrific wife and then they pull this stunt. So I decide to go to Rick's.

Well, things weren't much better there. I overhear my mom talking about going to FLA at the end of the talk to recruiters for the banks down there, a person who I can't stand walks in and is practically on top of me so she can stand where I was standing and then decides she's just going to dive in and eat my dinner. (yes, she really just reached in and ate things like it was ok) I would have had no problem with this if 1. I liked her and 2. she asked. So I go over to another table and sit and talk and what not. I'm still not feeling good so I was like "fuck this shit" and left. Everyone was asking what was wrong, but I really didn't feel like getting kicked out for starting a fight so I just didn't answer. UGH! Not so cute

Yesterday was great....stayed in my pj's all day and organized and cleaned. I love days like that! I know it's wierd, but I love to organize! crazy...I know! It was also a friends birthday so when I woke up at 830 (thanks dog) I rolled over, grabbed my phone and called and woke him up! Surprisingly he wasn't mad....he does the same thing! So yeah, we talked off and on all day yesterday (which isn't really any different than normal) And that was my day.

Today...more cleaning and organizing. Maybe a little designing for some flyers and postcards. But really, a laid back day.

Friday, March 03, 2006


I've come a LONG way in 2 years. Yesterday marks the anniversary of a huge life change. Those close to me know what the life change could possibly be. In 2 years I have:
  • loved and hated
  • graduated college with 2 teaching certificates...while holding the honor of being the commencement speaker
  • built my politcal career
  • moved to a different state
  • completed every semester there forward on the dean's list
  • found out parts of who I am...we're constantly learning on this one.
  • started my own business
  • "grown up" - I use the term loosly
  • built stronger friendships that would have never happened
  • really realized that "everything happens for a reason"
  • made peace with multiple people
  • excommunicated drama
  • honed personal skills and abilities that were being held back
  • bought a new car
  • become an "aunt"....again :)
  • really realized that people aren't who they say they are....most the time. There are exceptions to every rule
  • helped passed MAJOR policy on a campus near and dear to my heart
  • become involved heavily in professional organizations.. that would have never been able to happen
  • reunited with people from my past

and most importantly....

  • learned to love again

Here's to the past 2 years that played a huge part into who I am and what I am and who I will become!!! A LOT can (and does) happen in 2 years. Here's to many more!!!!