total purchase overload this weekend. i guess that's what happens when nick and shan have nothing planned...
first purchase. this lovely giant. have it upstairs for the time being. nick knows i won't use it without wasting the time watching television. it will be in the basement when that is finished, hopefully, later this year.
used it yesterday. LOVE it. sooooo quiet. it's crazy. hoping i can continue on this health kick. i'm just done with being lazy. i do nothing. walking the dog doesn't count. that's an hour of walking two feet and stopping for 5 minutes then repeat. just feel like a blob.
have to say it scares the bejesus out of me to see it in the room. keep thinking there is some stranger or something in there...
second crazy purchase... nick and i booked our 5 year anniversary trip. woohoo! have the first 5 days planned. hotel for those days booked. airfare booked. just have to work out the car deets {arguing on renting a prius. i so want to!} and the last two stops on our trip and the hotels. then there's the job of filling in those days with activities. trying to find a balance of relaxing and fun!
have i told you kids where we're going? if i have, i don't remember and if i haven't, let's play a game. i know one of you readers already knows the answer. i'll send you a rak for your help. the rest of you, guess away. and i'll send you a rak if you guess correctly. if no one guesses it, i'll go with who ever is closest! ;o)
happy monday!


a bunch of randomness...

the post title was gonna be: johnny depp, gas leaks, thunder and snowstorms. i think that was it. let's see..

-right now there is snow on the ground. a bit. and it's thundering and lightening while sleeting. what?
-for a while, nick and i have smelled gas on and off by our stove. well, we found the leak. a cracked valve. mr. fix it, worked his magic. only after thinking he turned the gas off and filling our home with such a lovely smell. but yay, it's fixed. and i was able to make carmen's fantastic french toast casserole for our work potluck today!
-johnny depp is in my neighborhood. it's true. dillinger movie. <--click for deets. one of my coworkers 'met' him. he held her hands as she couldn't think of a word to say. apparently, she is a ginormo fan. he always seemed so cool and down to earth. good to know he is. -we knew it would happen, guinness busted through our screen door yesterday. was hilarious! pulled the screen shut due to above mentioned gas mishap. he was totally chillin. digging just being able to smell the fresh air. then nick walks over and pulls the glass door open a bit more. apparently, guinnea pig thought he opened the other door. straight through. looked back a bit confused. not sure why he met some resistance. nick says it's fixable. just have to tuck it back into the frame. i'm voting new screen. we'll see. -enjoying some normalcy at work. one of the docs is away. makes for less patients, less stress, and some really nice days. the mayhem will ensue monday. -looking forward to the weekend. nothing planned. i'm sure that will change... but hopefully, we won't do too much. -new issue of rsc is almost ready. there's an early bird special. check it out!
-and last but not least... new byom kit in the house! so, so fun! off to play!


10 days later...

it has been a blur. this sickness is not my friend. it can so leave anytime now. really, i'm done with it. i have never been this tired in my life, nor have i coughed so violently. and the amount of pills i was consuming. yuckola. over 10 every morning before work. cannot imagine how sick i would have been without out them... not nice. seems to be better. just hoping i'm normal soon...

so before i became typhoid mary, the weather was nice enough to play with guinness outside. snapped some of these the night i dropped that effen tamron lens on my toe. and nick was more concerned about the lens... nice... and by the way, the lens and toe are fine.

his legs don't seem to be bothering which is super exciting. think we're holding off on surgery to see how he does. have found a place in indianapolis that does a newer and less expensive procedure for torn ligaments. hoping we don't have to go down there. hoping the bedrest has helped him heal on his own. but glad to know we have a few options if guinness needs surgery.

this warmer weather means walks. and reteaching him on how to do so like a nice puppy.

nick was cracking up before easter festivities yesterday. next thing i know, he has the camera. good husband. don't stop bad behavior, take pictures, then stop behavior and move daffodils! ;o)


my name...

it's hidden meaning... is pretty spot on.

What Shannon Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.



just what i wanted/needed to kick off my weekend. a low grade temp. which is quite a bit high for me... i'm a frozen, cold blooded girl.
have downed all sorts of meds that the pharmacist hubby has instructed me to take. currently, nursing a cup of soap, an orange, and some cran-tangerine juice after taking a mini nap. i so hope this goes away quickly...
k. enough complaining. gonna share some fun.
there's a crop going on at byom. please head on over there and check it out. you don't have to be a member of the club to participate, so i hope you'll visit! ;o)


makes it all better...

so excited that we've sprung ahead. i cannot tell you how happy i was for sunshine last night at 7pm. didn't care that i didn't leave work til 6ish... it was still light out. now if only it would hurry up and get light in the morning too. then i could drag my sorry self out of bed a bit sooner! oh and i would take some warmer weather. i'm tired of the 30s. it's time for flips! ;o)


oh and....

i'm obsessed.
just be warned... i am not responsible for the time you waste playing this game! ;o)
traveler iq


shamrock shake of the season today! woot, woot!
funny story to go with it....
driving home and decide i need one. i deserve one after all the work chaos. i call nick and tell him there's a change of plans for dinner, maybe. i need a shamrock shake, do you just want mcdonald's for dinner? of course, he's game. so i'm excited. go to the drive thru order our food and what do i order with my happy meal? a flippin coke?! wha? and i don't realize it until after i've paid, and i'm at the second window getting my order. i ask to change. they hate me, i know it. but they do... and it was yummy. just goes to show how brain dead i am!


i can't.

take it any more.
work is kicking my ass. have had lots going on. two of my coworkers are no longer working with us and one's mom passed away last week. so three peeps short. makes for lots of overtime, but tired shan.
really hoping things settle down soon. not sure that will happen at work... but i mean our extracurricular activites. i'm so hibernating one of these days. or maybe wishing our vacation would appear sooner!
a bit overwhelmed. lots of scrappies to do and lots of distractions. nick has been uber great. totally doing lots with pup. so lucky to have him.
so there you have it in a nutshell... no posts since i'm brain dead after lots of 10 hours days...
hoping to return to normalcy soon.



so i tend to stalk celebrity blogs. well, lurk. there's a few that read a bit more frequently than others. should totally update my list.
well, last night i'm checking out kelly purkey's and she's selling her rebel remote. i nabbed it. so excited. cannot wait to play!
promise a real update soon! ;o)