Saturday, January 26, 2008

So How Was Your Day? SNAG ONLY


I'm supposing that the tag says it all.....ugh....phooey!

First, though, Lisa Jo has a new puppy, Henry, so that is great.  The best thing so far today.

So how was your day?  Grizzly had to go out this morning as usual.  Well, my poor crippled dog took off like a flash of lightening and pulled me down and dragged me.  There was ice on top of the snow.  I could barely get up.  I got up he went with me.  This happened three times.  My knee is bruised.  I ache all over.

Next was off to get my hair colored.  My hair is one frizzy, nappy mess.  Ta da....I burned the crap out of it with my new curling iron.  So, for the past month, I've been burning my hair every day.  Tammy cut some of it off but it's short.  She colored it but no foils or highlights until it's back to normal.  So I have dark hair.  Different, for sure, plus not many layers.  I had a gift certificate from the kids for Christmas and ended up spending it on $35 worth of products to rehab my hair.  Dear Lord!

Then it was off to the mall for bra shopping.  Oh mercy!  I couldn't find a bra to fit about my upper body chub.   The underwires were killing me.  I have to lose some weight.  After about the 20th, I found a Bali that was supportive and

Ok...time to go home.  Joey had steaks on the grill, carrots and fried rice he made himself.  Wow, that was a nice end to a pretty OCD day.  NOT....I stopped at the little convenience store about a mile from my house to get iced tea and cat food.  As I was backing out of my spot, my brakes went to the floor.  Long story short, I had to pump them off and on the whole way home which, thank the Lord, was all level.  Now, I have no brakes at all.  Do I have a sign on my back that say "Kick Me?"  Why does every single thing I buy with a motor croak or cause me problems when it's almost brand new.  The car has 28,000 miles on it.  I'm suspecting the master cylinder.  Why....because I've had three cars lose the master cylinder on me before with a lot more mileage on them.  All three lost the brakes on huge hills.  At least I was on top of the hill today.

So, AAA is coming tomorrow to tow it to the Pontiac dealer.  My ever so wise brother was a little off target when he was fussing at my mom renewing my Triple A.  I've had my car jumped and now a tow since his fuss.  I sort of hope it is the master cylinder because that would fall under the extended warranty.  The brake fluid is fine.

Nothing on tv tonight.  I'm PO'd as all get out.  I'm stiff and sore.  I have a damned headache.  I also have heartburn.  I need to find a way to the bus on Monday.  I'm still not caught up on reading journals.  Plus, I have no idea what the heck is wrong with my car and I'm terrified that it's not goin to be under warranty.  When in the world will I ever break even?   PHOOEY!

LOL...I'm done venting for now.  Hope your weekend is going better.  HUGS Chris


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Valentine's Day Tags 2008



The unveiling of 2008 valentine tags...a cold and snowy day here in Pa.  I have another day off although I have no idea why I'm wasting my vacation days when the weather is so yucky.  Actually, besides my computer acting up, I was sick most of the weekend with a splitting sinus headache plus this frigid cold isn't boding well with the shoulder.  All in all, I wish more and more each year that I could hibernate for the winter.  Anyway, the above is snag only.  I doubt I could find space to tag it.  Which brings me to my other tags.  I seem to have lost my tag making "mojo"  (oh Lord, stop  I've deleted far more than I saved.

I'll also include the Fotki link, again for those than can't snag from this journal.  Valentine's Day Tags 2008 album | Mschrissyb |





Punky Love/SNAG or TAG


Sweet/SNAG or TAG



Blinkie SNAGS

I'll be getting the remainder of the tags to all of you.  Sorry for the delay.  I hate posting new tags and entries when I haven't finished the last ones.  I, of course, was blaming AOL, which I'm sure is causing some problems but I did a system restore today to about 10 days ago.  Keeping my fingers crossed....the straw that broke the camel's back was my Paint Shop kept freezing and shutting down every time I tried to save something.  Can't have that now can we??

These are all available in Fotki for those who can't snag from here.    Valentine Blinkies/Good Morning Blinkies album | Mschrissyb |

I'm also including a link to last year's Valentine's Day tags which I like much better than what I have done this year :( which are forthcoming.  Happy Valentines 2007 Revisited album | Mschrissyb |        








Sunday, January 13, 2008

Shhh...thinking Spring/SNAG or TAG


                  Spread Your Wings/SNAG or TAG


Love is Sprouting/Snag or Tag


Spreading a little bit of love here.  Anyway, it's been a super busy week for me for some reason.  The weather was really nice but the snow is falling again tonight.

Some of you have been asking about my Day in the Life journal.  It's sort of just sitting there lonely and abandoned.  The main reason being I don't have the time to keep up with two journals so I sort of blended my chatter into this journal.  Not that I seem to have much to chatter about anymore. 

Today was grocery shopping and football.  I actually got 50 cents a gallon off of gas today because of fuel perks.  Gas is $3.19.  I paid $2.69.  I cannot believe how much gas costs and how much food has gone up lately.

So, my biggest worry this weekend was my Grizzly.  I had to cut back his Rimadyl severely in the fall because it was causing his liver enzymes to get out of whack.  He was doing pretty well on the lower dose.  Yesterday afternoon, I took him out.  He wanted to go to the back so I walked him to the end of our property.  We got halfway back, and his hind legs just gave out on him.  I didn't think I was going to get him in the house.  I was soooo upset.  He could barely walk.  I've increased the Rimadyl back to the maximum dosage for the time being.  It took two doses before he was steady again.  Wow, was I a basket case until he was able to walk gain.  My boy will be 11 in March.  That's old for a large dog. 

Today was hamburger Sunday.  Joey mixes all kinds of stuff in the burgers, and I grill them.  It was a pretty nice afternoon for mid January.  I have stuffed peppers simmering on the stove for tomorrow.  Didn't I say my life was exciting.  Well, one more full week of work and then a long weekend for the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday.

Oops, and I'm storing my a lot of my stuff in Fotki because that last siggy tag was an AOL nightmare to send.  I'mstill going to send what I can but I've been messing around with Fotki and started uploading stuff in there.  ROFL...I didn't realize how easy it was to sort things alphabetically.  I'm so challeneged.  Here's the link:  Public Home | Mschrissyb |   I put some tags in there that have been hanging around on my external drive that I never posted.

Hope everybody has a good week.  I'm thinking spring.  The daylight is hanging around until almost 5:30 right now.

HUGS  Chris



Saturday, January 5, 2008


If anybody wants this siggy tag, leave me a comment.  On this one, I ask that you only request two names as it will take more time to make this one.  I usually don't have a limit.  LOL...Popeye Wong is the artist's name and whoo hoo, he is a free artist.

HUGS  Chris

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

HAPPY 2008/Snags or Tags



LOL, I've rolled out of my time machine and voila....blonde and beautiful.  Actually, my BF has been sick with some kind of crud since last Friday so I spent NY's Eve to my own devices.  Of course, this meant, playing in PSP.  I haven't done that in a long time.  Naturally, I whined and moaned and groaned about being home on New Year's Eve but really that is only minor. 

We are all going to my mother's today for sauerkraut and pork.  This is the traditional New Year's Day meal for most of Pa.  In fact, it is supposed to bring bad luck if you don't have sauerkraut on New Year's Day.  And, of course, it is bad luck not to kiss the one you love at midnight...grrrr.

We are back into the snow thing and cold which I hate.  Becky's BF, Matt, may show up today or then again may not.  Who can tell?  Enough rambling.

Oops, before I forget, I found Christmas cards from JLand last night stuck under a pile of junk mail....Thanks Jan, LJ, Jackie and Barb!  I think that's it although there could be more stuck in my mess.

My resolution for this year...I don't make em but my goal is to visit all the journals that I'm missing and keep up with my alerts.

Have a great day and welcome 2008!  HUGS  Chris