Thursday, November 30, 2006

Elephant ... Poo ? WTF ?!?!?!?

So ... my Enclavian Sistah, Belle ... is a whack-o ... she bought paper ... made of ... ELEPHANT POO !

I hate poo ... Poo Paper

Oh well ... I still love her ...

** yawn **

I was up early today ... and I didn't sleep well last night. My nose was stuffy and was making it hard to breathe. I'll quit whining now.

I worked on my Christmas cards last night - I brought them into work today to show some of my fellow scrapbooking friends and get their opinions. If they were no good, then why bother continuing to make them, right ? I have 12 or 13 done so far ... I did 5 last night in 2 hours ... I need to move a little faster, eh ? But, the cards were made with love ...

It's getting very cold out ... today I wish I had a hat ... but I never wear one ... I need to get out the gloves and scarves too.

Last night, a package came from ... the ds is so upset and doesn't think it's fair that I get all these packages. I had to explain to him that I am ordering Christmas gifts ... so I am not buying stuff for me ... well, I have been doing that too, but he need not know that ! *sigh* just more crap for the holidays.

have a pleasant day ... stay warm !

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

news of ... nothing !


Tonight ... the ds is going to disect a deer heart. On Sunday he was running water through the valves and playing with it in the sink. He got this heart from his gramma ... so he decided to make it part of a school assignment and he is going to write a report about it. He seems very interested ... so that's good.

Being the good, and somewhat squeamish, mother that I am ... I will take a couple of photos of him in his studies ... for the sake of his report.

So, Mel ... that was for you ... didn't want to keep you in suspense !

NOTE: The deer heart was from a legal deer kill from the MN deer hunting season.

early ...

I went to bed early last night ... I had a headache and the chills. I was down for the count by 7:00 last night. I am a loser!

The ds lost his front tooth last night. He got hit in the face with a football at school. It is a clean break and was a LITTLE wiggly ... and they found the tooth ... so that's a good thing. The Tooth Fairy even made an appearance last night ... $5.00 !!!! Jeepers !

I am feeling a little stress lately ... at work. It's not a bad stress where I get mad and hate the world, but an internal feeling of stress. It's hard to explain.

Tonight I am working on some more Christmas cards ... I need to get them done and mailed out ! I usually have them done by now, and that's only because I usually buy them. Why did I decide to make them this year ?????

I have a deep need to have baseball back right now. I don't want to sit and wait to see what's going to come in the 2007 season. I want it to be the 2007 season NOW. I want to (hopefully) plan a repeat event from last year. I want to attend the 2nd Annual Enclavian Slumber Party in the fine city of Boston and gather at the "holy" Fenway Park.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

-No Time -

I don't have any this week, or so it feels like. Time is precious - and I am very short on it.

I am feeling under the weather a little bit ... just not feeling like myself.

We had hockey last night ... The weather was 45 degrees and raining yesterday - it was EXTRA cold in the arena last night because of the warmer weather outside. BRRRRR ... I had to go and sit in the warming area ... and I don't usually do that.

We have 2 games this weekend ... so it's not gonna be a quiet one. I am hoping the ds's father shows up ... we called him last night to let him know the times ... the ds would be happy to see him.

I just wanted to send a quick shout out to my Enclavian Sistah's ... You are all awesome for the world, and I sincerely treasure you all ...

Monday, November 27, 2006


I have the sniffles & sneezes today ...

Anyhoo .... *sigh* It's another Monday. The weekend was lovely ... I was sad to see my parents leave. I will see them over Christmas though for 10 days, and they will be back down in February I believe ... for the ds's hockey game. I can live with that !

Yesterday was a VERY lazy day. I took the ds to see "Flushed Away". The theatre was packed ... I am not kidding. The movie ranked very low in my opinion ... and I love movies, so my opinion matters!

We then went to the scrapbook store ... where I purchased the stuff to make my holiday cards. Uh ... $75.00 later we left. I knew I should have just gone to the Hallmark store to buy my cards ... would have been A LOT cheaper ... Anyone want me to send you one ? I'm kidding ! I made 7 of them yesterday, and they are all different. I don't know that I want to make all 40 of them ... oh well, lesson learned I guess. Maybe I will do it again, only I will start earlier in the year !

Well ... I have some stuff to do ... adios ...

Friday, November 24, 2006

oh goodness ...

I am tired. I am falling asleep at my desk. What is a girl to do? *sigh*

Well ... I should go take a nap ... but the ds has hockey practice in 2 hours ... and I don't want to be a crab ... there's time to sleep in tomorrow.

I did a little shopping on line today on my lunch ... a couple of Christmas gifts ... and some stuff for me ... I deserve some stuff, right ? LOL !

The day after ...

is a shoppers dream (or my nightmare) ... I like to go shopping, but I can't stand the thought of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. **HUGS TO MELLIE WHO IS IN RETAIL**

I had a wonderful day with my family yesterday. We threw around the football in the backyard ... we had a wonderful meal ... and just spent time together. * I am thankful for my family everyday. *

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be back later ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving ...

Warm, wonderful wishes to everyone and their families for a great holiday.

Just another manic ...

Wednesday !

What a long hellish night ... the ds had hockey practice, and I had a lot of housework to get done. Well ... I didn't get much done ... the house is clean and all ... but I wanted to get much more accomplished. Big Deal. I give up. I don't care.

I bought 2 new movies last night ... "You, Me, and Dupree" and "Accepted" ... Both are wicked funny ... I needed that - a few laughs ...

... more later ... I have stuff to do ... ciao!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I woke up ...

on the wrong side of the bed. I usually wake up really crabby and today is not that way. I was actually chipper - tired - but in a semi-happy mood.

I went in the bathroom to get ready for work, and cranked up some music. I was a singing fool this morning. I sing EVERY morning but I did it more so today. Today's choice of music was actually Carrie Underwood. Surprising, I know!

I watched Prison Break last night - only 1 more show until the fall finale. I HATE these "fall finale's" ... dumb I tell you. Well, it was still a good episode.

I started a new book last night. Some new Jackie Collins drama-filled smut book. LOL ! So far so good.

Well ... enough for now. I heard your yawns over the speakers on my computer ...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nada ...

Just another rambling post of nothing.
I'm just sitting here ... on my lunch break. That's it.

So far I have:
  • Balanced my check book

  • Checked out E-Bay
  • Ragged on 'Nifer for being a SW !
  • Sent 4 new emails
  • Sent 1 text message
  • Visited the Enclave

wow. exciting. NOT !

I need a haircut. I haven't cut it in months. I tell myself it's ok to grow it out, let it get long again, but I need a change. BTW, I do this all the time. I say I want a change, but I really don't. I like being able to just throw it up in a half-pony or stick it in a RS hat ... so don't pay any attention.

Sorry for that endless babble ... LOL !
I need a vacation. I want summer back. I want to go here:
Just kidding ... I already live there ! That's a view from my house ... Oh, happy days gone by.

2 hours later ...

and my day still isn't any better ...

Another Monday !

Gawd ... I hate Monday's ... I really do.

I did NOT want to wake up this morning, but I did ... obviously.

The ds came home yesterday - with an attitude! We had a birthday party to go to. It was at the Gymnastics Center at the University ... OMG ! It was so fun. I even took a turn on the obstacle course, whew ... I can understand why the kids were tired.

I am really into this show, Brothers & Sisters, on ABC. Last night's episode, was another great show. I was happy to see things work out in their family (yes, I realize it's not a reality show, but I still get involved in the storyline).

*yawn* I really wish I could go home, climb the stairs, and crawl back into bed under the warm covers. *slaps herself* I can't think like that ... the day has just begun !

Anyone have anything exciting to share ?

** Also, would like to share my happiness with the Patriots beating the Pack ... someone up above has answered my prayers yet again. **

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Surprise !

Happy Saturday !

Novy makes a surpise appearance ... lol !

Hockey went really last night. The ds went with his father for the weekend ... he'll be home in time to go to a friends birthday party. YAY! *Note: take advil beforehand*

I went home, made some soup, watched a little tv, and fell asleep. Sounds super exciting doesn't it? Uh, yeah ... it's not.

I'm still a little tired ... I got some work to get done today, I have busted through a lot already, but it's still early.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 17, 2006

WTH ?!?

What is it in the damn turkey that makes me so tired ???

The wonderful company I work for had a catered turkey lunch for us today ... and now I can barely keep my eyes open !

I am too lazy to look it up ...



Hmmmm ... Lately I have been craving banana's ... they are so yummy and they have been perking me up. I have one on my desk leftover from yesterday ... 'Nifer went to the store on lunch and bought some ... so I hope she doesn't mind ... but I am eating this one for breakfast !

Watched my Grey's Anatomy last night. It was good, as usual. No complaints from me today, well, no complaints about the show.

I woke up to the phone ringing at 2:37 this morning. I hate it when people think they can call my damn house any damn time they want. I didn't answer, and it was a PRIVATE CALLER ... they didn't leave a message ... I hate the fact that I have to shut the ringer off on my bedroom phone at night, but ... I'll keep doing it if I have to though. It just ticks me off ... cause now my precious sleep was cut short ...

Good Lawd ... I love reading this site everyday ... it just cracks me up ... The Dugout

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Counting ...


to Thanksgiving.

I am so anxious to have my mom and dad here. I will have to get busy and get the house from comfortably, lived in messy ... to MOM CLEAN ! Nothing out of place ... I think they are bringing Beau dog with ... so the ds will be very happy.

I am still planning to veg out on Saturday. I may go into work for a few hours and then I think 'Nifer is going to bring Honey B over and we'll watch a movie. I told her if she brings the movie, I will make the garlic dip. I have forewarned her that I will be in my jammie pants ... LOL !

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Shake, shake, shake ...

shake, shake, shake ... shake your booty ... shake your boooooooty ...

HAHA ... This was on the radio on my way into work this morning ... and now it's stuck in my head. Good Lawd ! Everyday it's a new song ... and I sing it all day long.

The ds had hockey pictures last night, and I think they will turn out good. Yesterday was a very taxing day on me, and seeing the cute little kids in their gear, posing for pictures literally brought some tears to my eyes yesterday. Seeing the joy in these kids faces as they were out there, on the ice, waiting their turn with the photographer was pure bliss.

I did it. I bought the Da Vinci Code last night ... but I didn't have time to watch it. I think I am going to wait until Friday or Saturday ... and I'll curl up on the couch downstairs and turn up the surround sound. I am childless this weekend, and it's gonna be all about me ... maybe I'll pamper myself a little bit ... or something ...

Congrats to the Red Sox for their winning bid ... for what ? The right to TALK to Japan's Matsuzaka ... to negotiate a contract with the Red Sox. I am all for it ... it's not my money - well, I suppose it KIND of is ... ya know, all the merchandise and tickets and crap, whatever. I digress. They have 30 days to come to a deal w/ his agen, Scott "Scumbag" Bore-Ass ... uh, sorry - maybe he's a nice guy (not) ... but after the whole Johnny deal and the whispers in his ear and the lies ... well, I don't like him.

As long as the MFY's didn't get him ... then I am as happy as a clam. Even though I hate clams.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Slow Down ...

I was going through my archives of funnies ... and this one I saved cause it's so touching. It's not a funny ... it is just one of those emails someone forwarded to me 1 year ago today.

Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often?

When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand.

Bob? Bob from Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the coming ticket. A cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.

Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd never seen in uniform.

"Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this."

"Hello, Jack." No smile.

"Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids."

"Yeah, I guess." Bob seemed uncertain Good.

"I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid I bent the rules a bit - just this once."Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. "Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight. Know what I mean?"

"I know what you mean. I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct ." Ouch. This was not going in the right direction. Time to change tactics.

"What'd you clock me at?"

"Seventy. Would you sit back in your car please?"

"Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as saw you. I was barely nudging 65." The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.

"Please, Jack, in the car."

Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard. He was in no rush to open the window. The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad.Why hadn't he asked for a driver's license? Whatever the reason, it would be a month of Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again.

A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded paper in hand. Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip. "Thanks." Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.

Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat inthe mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost?

Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Certainly not a ticket. Jack began to read:

"Dear Jack,

Once upon a time I had a daughter. She was six when killed by a car. You guessed it- a speeding driver. A fine and three months in jail,and the man was free. Free to hug his daughters, all three of them. I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until Heaven before I can ever hug her again.

A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man. A thousand times Ithought I had. Maybe I did, but I need to do it again. Even now. Pray for me. And be careful, Jack, my son is all I have left.

Bob "

Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and head down the road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he too, pulled away and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and hugging asurprised wife and kids when he arrived.

Monday, November 13, 2006

E-Rod ...

another wonderful MFY funny ... courtesy of my dearest friend ... JTT ...

A chill in the air ...

Happy Monday !


The weekend was much too short. Instead of having1 friend stay over this weekend, the ds had 2. Everyone had a nice time ... they played ALOT of PS2 ... All boys are hockey players, so they were chatting about that and I set up the net in the driveway so they were shooting all morning.

I have not yet watched The DaVinci Code, and it comes out on DVD tomorrow. I am going to buy it, and hope it's good. Anyone seen it ?

Ugh ... I tried to avoid football yesterday. I did see that the Green Gay Packers beat the Vikings though ... most unfortunate. I don't know what it is, but I do NOT like the damn packers ... yuck.

Well ... I have a lot to get done ... but I will be back ... I am kind of spacey today ... so I just don't know how to express myself this morning.

Friday, November 10, 2006

WTF !!??!!??!!

What the hell !!! I don't think this is real ... but it very well could be ... ... ... thanks JTT for posting this in the Enclave ...
I ... uh ... don't think I will be giving this gift this holiday season ....

Another day ...

... another post.

First and foremost ... HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE !

We are in for 4-7 inches of snow through tomorrow. YIKES !! I'm not ready for this yet. You would think I would be ... coming from Northern Minnesota and all ... but ... yuck. Winter is NOT my favorite season ... it's my least favorite to be completely honest with you.

I did a little bit of on-line shopping yesterday. I got my dad some clothes from Cabella's and my mom ... well ... I'm not gonna say ... but it's something BEAUTIFUL. She will love it.

I am going to do some scrapbook shopping today for some holiday paper ... I want to be ready ... My mother asked for me to bring some stuff home so we can scrap over Christmas. She would like to learn, so I'm going to buy some paper I think she will enjoy ...

So ... today I will shop a little more on my lunch break ... I thought of a few more gifts I would like to buy. I am trying to avoid the mall this holiday shopping season AT ALL COSTS !

The ds is having a sleep-over at the house this weekend ... Better stock of on Advil !

Anything exciting for anyone else this weekend ?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thirsty Thursday ...

When I was younger ... Thirsty Thursdays were my favorite day of the week. Wow, what growing up does to you, now it's just another day of the week. One day closer to the (non) wild weekend.

Gee ... last night I watched the "fall finale" of LOST. How dumb is that? I don't want to have to wait until friggin February to watch another episode. URGH !

Oh ... and I believe my folks are coming for Thanksgiving. That will be nice ... I wonder if they will bring me a tree ? I had an artificial one last year, and I didn't like it, but then again, I'm going home for Christmas so maybe I should just use the fake one again. *sigh* At least I will have real trees at my mom's.

Growing up in Minnesota was awesome. Seriously. I didn't drive until I was 17 - I didn't need to. I had a snowmobile to drive around to get me to work during the winter and a 4-wheeler to use in the summer, spring, and fall. I kid you not, I would WALK to a friends house in -40 degree weather, because I didn't want to stay home ... and wanted to hang out ... and then I would convince my dad to come and pick me up somehow ... LOL ...

The weather is grand today - we will be in the 70's - and then we are in for 4-7 inches of snow on Friday sometime ... tis the hockey season you know!

I also wanted to let my EB's know ... that I have been "reliving" our Enclavian Red Sox Game ... and watching the tape. Wow ... that reallly was a long game ...

Well ... happy wishes for a wonderful day ...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Teddy Bears ...

They Met in a Bar ...

A woman meets a man in a bar. They talk; they connect; they end up leaving together to his place.

The man shows her around his apartment, she notices that one wall of his bedroom is completely filled with soft, sweet, cuddly teddy bears. There are three shelves in the bedroom, with hundreds and hundreds of cute, cuddly teddy bears, carefully placed in rows covering the entire wall! It was obvious that he had taken quite some time to lovingly arrange them and she was immediately touched by the amount of thought he had put into organizing the display. There were small bears all along the bottom shelf, medium-sized bears covering the length of the middle shelf, and huge, enormous bears running all the way along the top shelf. She found it strange for an obviously masculine guy to have such a large a collection of Teddy Bears but doesn't mention this to him and actually is quite impressed by his sensitive side.

They share a bottle of wine and continue talking and, after a while, She finds herself thinking,

"Oh my God! Maybe, this guy could be the one! Maybe he could be the future father of my children?"

She turns to him and kisses him lightly on the lips. He responds warmly. They continue to kiss, the passion builds, and he romantically lifts her in his arms and carries her into his bedroom where they rip off each other's clothes and make hot, steamy love. She is so overwhelmed that she responds with more passion, more creativity, and more heat than she has ever known.

After an intense, explosive night of raw passion with this sensitive guy, they are lying there together in the afterglow. The woman rolls over, gently strokes his chest and asks coyly,

"Well, how was it?"

The guy gently smiles at her, strokes her cheek, looks deeply into her eyes, and says,

"Help yourself to anything on the second row."

- To my friends ...

... whomever you may be !

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A little of this ...

and a little of that.


It's gonna be a long day.

I came into work early today and we have hockey tonight, so who knows when I will get home.

I have some errands to run after hockey, I suppose I could do them DURING practice, but I prefer to be there to watch. What if something happened to me driving in rush hour traffic, and the ds was done with practice, waiting for me? It's just better to wait there. I keep my MP3 player in my purse so I can zone out on the game and listen to some good tunes.

The ds is having a friend sleepover this weekend. He needed to make sure his room was clean last night ... and he did an excellent job. I was very proud. So, if he keeps it that way until Friday, I will put the PS2 in his room. It beats having the kids playing video games in my room ... then I can have some peace !

OOOH ... and I watched Prison Break on FOX last night ... it was awesome ... you can't trust anyone apparently.

... Wishing everyone a wonderful day ... the weather is great here today, so that's got me in a smiling mood ... (for now)

Monday, November 06, 2006


Seriously ... I'm not joking ... This has made my day ...

The NEW NYY logo ...

Ass Wipes !

LOVIN IT ! Thanks to my dear friend JTT ...

Happy Monday!

Good Morning, Good Morning ! It's a beautiful day ...

The weekend went by so fast. It was very nice - relaxing - quiet.

The ds had hockey on Saturday. It went really well, I was proud of how hard he was working out there.

We went out for lunch on Saturday. Nothing fancy - I just didn't feel like cooking. When do I ever? We just hung out and had a quiet day. We each read a book and just chilled.

Sunday we went to see The Santa Clause III ... what a cute movie this is! It helped me get a little excited for the upcoming holiday season. This will pass I am sure, but I hope it stays. It's been rough these past couple of Christmas's ... I just haven't been enjoying the decorating or baking. I have so much other stuff going on that it is more of a nuisance than anything. I have been giving myself the pep talk ... hopefully this year will be different.

The Christmas shopping has taken it's toll on me as well. I hate the other shoppers. Last year I actually yelled at a woman that is was because of her rudeness that I hate the holidays. I felt like I was falling off the deep end. So, this year, I vow to do as much online or catalog shopping as humanly possible.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Once again ...

I have made it to Friday.

I just want to say a couple of quick things.

To my current (and as of 2:00 today will be FORMER) co-worker - GEGEN-MONSTER: I wish you all the happiness I can offer. It was honestly a joy to get to work with you, and loan you out movies ... and you never know, Punch Drunk Love may just magically appear on your door step. If you ever have a movie request, you know my email address!

To my Enclavian Sistah Mellie ... HAVE A SAFE TRIP ! Have a good time, enjoy every moment. We'll talk to you when you get back ...

And ... finally ... to my new co-worker DuF ... pleasure having you aboard !

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Belle !

Hope you have a great birthday ...

Your Enclavian Sisters are thinking of you ... wish we were partying with you ...

Busy, busy, busy ...

as a bee ...


Today I have so much to do. I have a 4 hour training this morning ... and it has me feeling a little overwhelmed. However, I keep telling myself " I am Novy, I can accomplish anything because I am strong enough to push through and stand tall. I have the confidence it takes to tackle this new project ..." ok ... LOL ... I think if I really say that I will start to laugh ... but, it was a good pep talk!

Tonight we have hockey again ... and I'm going to miss Ugly Betty ! I will just make it home in time to watch Grey's Anatomy which is a MUST SEE !! Can't. Miss. One. Second.

Ugh ... I have this back pain today ... so I am running on about 3 hours of sleep. No matter how I lay, I was in pain. So, nothing is in my favor today. :(


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

- sweet -

tear jerkingly so ...

I have received this email a few times in the past couple years, and it always makes me misty eyed, as I am such a romantic at heart. LOL!

A girl asked a guy if he thought she was pretty, He

She asked him if he would want to be with her forever...and he said no.

She then asked him if she were to leave would he cry, and once again he replied with a no.

She had heard enough. As she walked away, tears streaming down her face the boy grabbed her arm and said...

You're not pretty you're beautiful.

I don't want to be with you forever, I NEED to be with you forever.

And I wouldn't cry if you walked away...I'd die...

Chilly ...


I tood the ds trick or treating last night ... and boy, was it cold ! We went for about 2 hours and I couldn't take anymore, so we went out for dinner. We both had a cup of hot chocolate and it hurt my teeth I was so cold.

Ah, but the ds got a ton of candy I will probably end up throwing away because he will forget about it or get tired of it for a while. Thank goodness. There is a local dentist who pays you for your halloween candy by the pound ... I should do that!

Well, 'Nifer is off to ol Mississippi ... if she drove straight through, she would be there by now, but I haven't heard from her yet. I hope she stopped for a couple hours of sleep though, that's a long haul when you are driving by yourself.

I am lost right now. My friend Mel said it best when she asked "Is it baseball season yet?" ... I'm ready ... I want it back. I need something to focus on.