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Update on the Book List

Books I've read in 2007 (and maybe late 2006), that I can remember, generally in order:

1.Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas"
2.Dean Koontz "Forever Odd"
3.Kim Edwards "Memory Keepers Daughter" started but couldnt realy get into it...
4.Barbara Delinsky "Family Tree"
5.Dean Koontz "Brother Odd"
6.Lisa Unger "Beautiful Lies" started...wasnt really able to get into it....
7.James Patterson "Beach Road" started...havent quite gone back
8.Nelson DeMille "Night Fall"
9.Nelson DeMille "Wild Fire"
10. David Baldacci "Simple Genius" started
11. Stephen King "Lisey's Story" started

2008
12. John Grogan "Marley and Me" -very good. Made me laugh a lot, and cry a lot
13. Danielle Steel "Amazing Grace"
14. Dean Koontz "The Darkest Night of the year"
15. Dean Koontz "The Husband" -finished 3/20/08
16. Robin Cook "Critical" starting....if its interesting enough.

Mar. 11th, 2008

I'm sitting in Andys chair and the dog is outside, staring at me through the window. Now shes digging, and its possible she has a large hole started out there.

I went to the dentist today for my 8 month check-up....8 months because I had an appointment in January but I had to reschedule and they couldnt get me in for another 2 months. Apparently they are very busy. Anyways, good news, no new cavities....which is good because I keep getting cavities and I was getting very frustrated with that. Shitty thing is, they took x-rays yesterday since they havent since 2006 and my wisdom teeth are impacted. All 4 are tilted in towards my molars. Awesome. They need to come out but I dont have health insurance. I could set up payment plan, possibly, but that would probably be very expensive and I really dont need another large debt owed to some place. I owed SUNY Canton 1100 and I've been paying them 60$ a month for a year now and I wont be done until October this year, but it seems i may have to take on another couple years of crappy payments for something. I'm also not thrilled about general anesthesia but I also will not do it with just local anesthesia either because I cant stand having fillings done with just Novacaine, I cant imagine having my gums torn apart, teeth yanked out and a very bloody taste in my mouth all while being aware its going on. My mom says it wouldnt be terribly expensive but youve got the surgical consultation, the surgery itself, pain medication and antibiotics, and most likely a post operative check up.....that all sounds very expensive to me. And even though you can make payments to the surgeon, you cant make payments to the pharmacy and good pain meds can be really expensive. Bad enough I put 141$ on my credit card for the cleaning and exam yesterday....and I really didnt want to do that.

I also have this never ending running tab at work which as soon as I manage to get it paid off, it starts all over again because my animals insist on having issues on a regular basis.

This time change has screwed with me a bit, I sleep in until 7:30 now as opposed to 6:30...because its darker out at 6:30...but I really do enjoy driving home in the evening in daylight. Thats pleasant. Now make the snow go away and bring on the bushy trees and green grass. I hate winter and all the deadness, I need to start relocating every summer.

The dog is very goofy.Not sure what shes after but she keeps nose diving in the snow.....silly girl.

Mar. 5th, 2008

I have realized this week that I have a boredom/idle hands eating problem. Whenever I'm sitting around or not being so busy that I dont have time to think of food, I feel the need to eat. Even if I am already really full. I am always looking in the fridge/cabinets for something junky to eat even if I just ate dinner and arent even hungry at all. Its very annoying...and I dont seem to be content until I am disgustingly full to the brim. I am also addicted to Big Macs now and I had one yesterday that left me with the guilt as if I was seeing a guy on the side or something....I felt THAT bad about it. I know Big macs are like massive artery cloggers and have more calroies in the meal then I should have in a day yet when I go to McDonalds for lunch with a girl frmo work, thats all I seem to be able to get even though I go in with the state of mind I will not do it again.

I am driving myself nuts with this.

I dont remember if I ever mentioned our mold problem in one of our spare bedrooms but I tackled it today with some clorox,scrub brush and a bucket of water and now it doesnt look half bad in there.

And thats all I have for now.

Book update

Books I've read in 2007 (and maybe late 2006), that I can remember, generally in order:

1.Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas"
2.Dean Koontz "Forever Odd"
3.Kim Edwards "Memory Keepers Daughter" started but couldnt realy get into it...
4.Barbara Delinsky "Family Tree"
5.Dean Koontz "Brother Odd"
6.Lisa Unger "Beautiful Lies" started...wasnt really able to get into it....
7.James Patterson "Beach Road" started...havent quite gone back
8.Nelson DeMille "Night Fall"
9.Nelson DeMille "Wild Fire"
10. David Baldacci "Simple Genius" started
11. Stephen King "Lisey's Story" started

2008
12. John Grogan "Marley and Me" -very good. Made me laugh a lot, and cry a lot
13. Danielle Steel "Amazing Grace"
14. Dean Koontz "The Darkest Night of the year"
15. Dean Koontz "The Husband" -currently reading
Well, I've been sick all week and so hasnt the other two 'techs' at work. One has it really bad and only came in once this week, and the other was sick the week before that and got to leave early one day and called in sick the next day. Me on the other hand, stacie was nice enough to let me leave at 5:30 one day after i got my surgery room all cleaned up but other than that, no such luck on getting a break otherwise. Must be nice to be able to call in sick.

After the new girl we hired quit because she got a talking to for not being 'up to par', we hired like a 49yr old tech who graduated from Canton in like 84....or something....and hasnt had an up to date license in like 25 years and hasnt used her skills since then. Shes very out of touch and very slow. Shes also really anal and wants to be a perfectionist and tries to do everything the rest of us faster ones can do and trying to be all perfect is making her very annoying and slow. It took her over 40 mintues to get me one of my surgery files one day and since the doctor wanted to get surgery started I had two out of the three spays done by the time she was done getting the file finished. It was highly annoying...because I need to be able to record things and know what I need to do on each dog....and she just kept screwing things up like getting the wrong vaccines ready and it was a mess.

After 5 months of having slow dial-up we found out DSL is now avaiable here and it should be all set to go by the end of next week.

The TV we had in our bedroom turned into crap so Andy went out bought a 19inch flat panel Polaroid LCD TV. Its nice but I'm getting used to the smaller size....the other TV was bigger.

Last night we went to Andys parents for dinne and then we played Trivial Pursuit for like 4 hours...it was fun but it also sucked because I only got like 3 answers right in the 4 hours we were playing. After a while I was just dying for somebody to win the damn thing and get it over with. It was the TV edition but it was made in 1991, and I was in first grade then so obviosly all those questions are like greek to me.

Raven had some issues last week of peeing blood again..and he spent the night at work while we tried to make sure he wasnt blocked...turns out it was just an infection. Now hes all mister lovie dovies the past few days for some reason.

So its March. just a little bit closer to spring. I guess. Its been staying light out later, which is nice.

Gracie is almost 30 pounds. Shes getting big. She'll be.....17 or 18 weeks this week. I keep losing track.

forgot about LJ

Wow, I completley forgot Livejournal existed. Ive had to wipe out my computer so many times in the past couple months that it never got put back on my favorites list. Since Ive been on last we got a dog. We got her at 9 weeks old but shes 13 weeks now. Shes a german shepherd/lab mix and she looks more shepherd than anything but anyone who reads this probably already knows of my myspace where theres tons of pics anyways. She was 11 pounds when we got her and now shes pushing 20. Shes getting big really fast. She torments the cats really bad and thats pretty annoying. The weather here SUCKS and I am so ready for spring. When I woke up it was 44 and raining and really windy, now its 30 and snowing and still windy. Wont be very fun to drive to work today. The last time it was windy like this when I got to work all of Ogdensburg was shut down without power.

Last weekend was fun. On Friday Andys friend Len picked us up and we went to Syracuse to pick up Lens girlfriend who was flying back in from Texas. We stayed at the Comfort Inn and what was weird was that the room had this big window, like where a sliding glass door would be but behind the curtain all you saw was the lobby area...it was weird but amusing because people were out there so we were goofing around with that idea. The next day we had a really nice continental breakfast there and then we went to the carousel mall and I met up with Jen there....and then we left and went to watertown and had lunch at the Texas Roadhouse and then we went to Petco and then we came home.

So far this week Ive had no desire to do anything....I get to work and I'm in the state of mind that I cant wait to go home and I dont want to do anything while I'm there and I'm really tired and wiped out. Not sure whether its winter getting to me or PMS....

On the subject work, its been a little out of control at times. Ive had my moments where I would just like to leave and go to another clinic but I fear that would mean less pay and/or less hours. Theres a certain amount of stress that OK, and theres the crap I go through sometimes at work that no one should have to deal with. Its not fair for one person to be answering two phone lines which ring non-stop, check people in, enter new people into the computer, do bills, check people out, make appointments, help with surgery, help with exams and then still expect to have some sanity after all that. 3 days a week theres an hour and a half break during the day when the doc leaves and if we're lucky enough to sit down and eat, we still have to answer the phone and deal with front between bites of food. And most times if for 2 mintues were standing still the doc thinks we're not doing anything at all and he gives us a list of things we should do, on top of everything we're already doing.

Anywayssss that is all I have for now
I would love to write in LJ more, but the problem is, almost all who used to use LJ, either deleted their account or abandoned it all together. Which sucks, I like LJ better than myspace blogging. And I like people to read what I write or else I would just write all private posts.

I'm sitting in the bedroom watching TV because Andys in the living watching the Bears game. Today is one year and 2 months for us. Saturday, I have small Christmas party at work, AFTER work, and then I come home pack and get ready and we head out to the Gran View for Andys x-mas party. We have a room, so thats exciting. My only anxiety issue is I cut my hair a little too short about a month ago and I HATE it......I miss my long hair now. And I cant get the hair I got now to do what I want....EVER. Sooooo I think that may frustrate me...but I figure if I just get it good enough and then drink enough at the party I'll forget I hate my hair for the night....maybe.

We hired a new girl at work and I start training her Monday to do my early morning shift and then I move up to full time and back to working late afternoons....I have mixed feelings. I want/need the full time hours and I'll get to sleep in everyday again, but now I'll get home really late again and I've come to enjoy getting home at 3:30 the latest one day and between 11:30-1:30 other days. Not to mention the driving home in the dark in the winter...not so much fun.

I've got most of my x-mas shopping done. Just need to get a few more things and I should be done. I think after taxes sometimes after the beginning of the year whenever that happens I'm going to by myself some new clothes since losing weight has caused me to have saggy pants and thats frustrating. I really hate the saggy ass feeling.

So we're considering getting a puppy soon......have been debating it for a while now, just sorta waiting for the right one to come along....there are a couple at the Massena shelter that I'm kinda interested in, but I just dont know. But since Andy has the next 3 weeks off work, it would be a good time to get a puppy since someone will be here to be with it all day. We'll see.

Err....I guess thats all for now.

Books in 2007-UPDATE

Books I've read in 2007 (and maybe late 2006), that I can remember, generally in order:

1.Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas"
2.Dean Koontz "Forever Odd"
3.Kim Edwards "Memory Keepers Daughter" started but couldnt realy get into it...
4.Barbara Delinsky "Family Tree"
5.Dean Koontz "Brother Odd"
6.Lisa Unger "Beautiful Lies" started...wasnt really able to get into it....
7.James Patterson "Beach Road" started...havent quite gone back
8.Nelson DeMille "Night Fall" started the first 90 pages, couldnt get interested then I picked it up again sunday before last, and finished it in 9 days.
9.Nelson DeMille "Wild Fire" Finished 11/28
10. David Baldacci "Simple Genius" started
11. Stephen King "Lisey's Story" started



And sadly, i dont own any of these, I borrow them all. Mostly from Andy's mom but one or two came from his aunt next door. I like to have books, but after I read them i dont really see the point in having them anyways. I dont really ever read a book twice so why not borrow them then give them back. Save money and space.
So we're all moved in and settled into the trailorrr. I now have to deal with being tied down to one place for 3 years. Its gonna be tough kinda. But its nice to have a place you can do anything you want to.

Last friday i got a call from my dad saying they were bringing my mom to the hospital because they thought she may have had a stroke...and i rushed all the way out there....turns out her sugar was around 500, and they admitted her, then the next day I guess she wasnt able to breathe well so they admitted her to the ICU and put her on a ventilator and had to give her a blood transfusion because her blood count was so low her body wasnt able to carry oxygen to the rest of her body. She got better but things got really scary bit there. She might be able to go home tomorrow. They put her back on a normal floor yesterday. I gt pretty exhausted with the daily trips to Malone from Dekalb 3 days in a row. Thats an hour and half drive one way.


I'm tired. I'm sick of getting up for work super early 6 days a week. I'm sick of working on Saturdays for almost a year now....

Ravens doing a lot better now. I dont remember if I mentioned it in a blog or not that he came to work with me for a urinalysis and we found out he was blocked...he had a little stone stuck in penis so he had to be catheterized and that stayed in for 2 days and then he came home on Saturday so he stayed for like 4 days. he has to be on a special food for a month then he goes back onto the maintenance food for the rest of his life....hopefully I'll keep this job for a long time where i get it like 5$ off....its rather pricey. Simon kept getting diarrhea so I took away his canned food and let him eat dry food only, so if that changes anything.

Andys working the 2am shift for two weeks so that really sucks.

hehe, at 5am this morning I heard this noise that sounded like someone was walking around the trailer and i got up and looked around and raven was playing with his mousie (he will only play with the mice that comes from Wal-mart in the 12 pack that comes in blue,pink,green) and we only have one here, because they all get lost so damn fast...and well, i saw him playing so i went back to bed and he jumps up on the bed and drops his mousie down next to me for me to throw for him (he plays fetch) but I obviously didnt want to play fetch so I took it and set it on the bedside stand and he realized where i put it, so he went up, took the mouse back and ran out and started playing again but then he lost it under the washer so I fished it out for him when I got home. Hes so cute with mousie.

Anyways, I guess thats all for now.
OH MY FUCKING GOD! I just posted a long entry and I hit the backspace key when I wasnt in the text box and it went back a page and lost everything!! YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!

And why is it TODAY LJ isnt auto saving my entries like it does every other time I start writing and change my mind and come back later and its there? Jerk.

So anyyyyways. I was saying, I applied for a new credit card, because now that we'll both be living 15-20 miles away from work I need to fix my car (really leaky water pump/radiator, and washer fluid has such a hole you pour a gallon in and its gone by the end of the day)...because if one of our cars goes down, we're screwed because we wont live a mile away from the bank so andy could just walk to work. So yeah anyways, I applied for an offer I got in the mail and it said I would get a 300$ credit limit and I though OK, 300 is doable, you cant go over board with 300. So I apply online and I find out I got a 2000$ limit. That frightens me. I'm already in a 4 year plan with my other 5 cards to pay them off so theyre closed and not being used. I'm fucking scared of losing control on a 2000$ limit because once you hit your limit its impossible to pay off. Although, thankfully now that I'm working a lot, I'll have like 1000 or so coming back on income tax next year. Comapred my like.....28$? last year. Pretty lame. Although thanks to Andys 3000 something he got back he got me this computer I've had for like 6 months.


I have to have an ultrasound at 11 to see if I have cysts on my ovaries and I have to drink like 24 ounces of water an hour before to make sure I have a full bladder. Oh fun. Then i have to have bloodwork done to make sure nothing is screwy with my to explain why I lost 15 pounds out of nowhere. Although really, if something was wrong, I wouldnt really want to fix it if it meant I would gain weight. Dont really want get back up there again.

Anyways, I gotta get ready to go.