Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's been awhile, I know, I know, but my just has been moving so quickly lately. I remember a post I wrote a year ago about how 'the rubber is going to hit the my I was going to stop spinning my wheels and how my dreams were going to come true in 2007.

Well, here I am, here it is, my new life and all the changes of my dreams. And, by the way, the burning rubber smell is filling my head with FUMES!!!!

Friday was my last day of work in the firm I've been at for 12 years. I left on a 5:15 ferry out of Port Jefferson, New York and I don't have any plans of returning. Not to say that I won't ever visit, but I'm not living there anymore. Two of my children still live on Long Island, my oldest son lives 90 miles from me in White Plains, NY.

I have fully relocated to Connecticut. I start my new job on January 7th. I begin training for the position as Hearing Citation Officer on January 8th (in the evening).

An even more important change is that Capt and I are getting married. And with that I'm getting two children, 12 and 10, a father-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

When we get married, they are moving into my house.

Not everyone, just Capt and his two children, my house isn't that big. And I doubt if everyone else in my new family could handle my quirks.

My future father-in-law got to experience some of my craziness on New Year's Eve when I freaked the heck out screaming, "We'll all get the Hanta Virus" after the kids broke the pinata in the basement and all the candy went flying all over onto the floor where a few months back there were remnants of a mouse, or mice.

Capt was holding his stomach doubled over in a fit of laughter and I was all, "what's so funny"? "If I would have just video taped you right now we would have won $10,000 easily on America's Funniest Home Video".

Apparently OCD is something to laugh about. Whatever.

It's good to be back ya'll. (or youse, for all my Long Island friends).

Please keep my mom in prayer, she had a few seizures and has been hospitalized in S.C. - thanks.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Ring...

I didn't have time to write a post with the picture last night, so I'm adding it now.

The diamond was in a ring of Capt's Great-grandfather's second wife and was willed to Capt's mom. The diamond was put into a setting for the first anniversary of Capt's parents. Capt's mom passed away in February, 2005. Even though I never got to meet her, I feel like I have through all the wonderful stories my future Father-in-Law tells of her.

I feel so honored that it was given to Capt by his dad to give to me as an engagement ring. I means so much to me that I just get all teary whenever I think about it.

Capt had picked out an engagement ring from his favorite jewelry store, but when we had taken our trip to Maine a few months ago as we were passing an estate jewelry shop I told him how much I love estate jewelry because it has such history. He then decided to ditch the 'new ring' idea and came up with this plan.

I think that is how it all went.

I was very, very surprised.

It's been really difficult to find the time to post lately. I have 6 more days of work on Long Island and after that I start my new job in Connecticut on January 7th.

Whenever I take a day off from work, I have to work extra hard the days before, so you can just image how stressful it has been getting everything ready for me leave forever.

Thank you all for all of your good wishes.

Capt and I wish you all peaceful holidays.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

For the past 7 months, I've been helping my 9 year old neice with her homework. 4th grade is difficult, more difficult than I remember.

Last night we were going over her pronouns and came across this worksheet.

Do you see anything inappropriate with the circled sentence?

Why Men Shouldn't Take Messages

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday

You have to fix a meal. What are the catch-all, quick-and-easy-dinners-that-still-manage-to-taste-decent that you keep on hand?

This is my youngest son's most favorite meal, he asks for it whenever it's his birthday. His German grandmother taught me how to cook.
This is what she would call, in her thick German accent: "Poor Man's Dinner".

Fried Spaghetti

1/2 lb. bacon

1 lb. spaghetti

1 onion


Cut bacon into small pieces, melt in a large skillet. When bacon is almost crisp, add chopped onion. Sautee until onion is tender. Add cooked spaghetti. Add salt.

That's it, done and delicious.

Guten Hunger (she would always say that too)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

14 Karat Gelt

Happy Hanukkah to all my fellow Jewish Bloggers.

Just in case you're not aware of this important information, Godiva now offers a bag of Chocolate Gelt for the holiday. I just bought myself one for the first night of Hanukkah. ($8)

Does life get any better than this?

Mmmmm, Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm.