Sunday, April 16, 2006


Originally uploaded by kauleen_randi.
I think this picture is very cute. I actually took it while sitting in the passenger side (and it was out the driver side window) while waiting for the lovely tulip pedestrian non-stop traffic. :) Pretty fun picture. Enjoy!

Kauleen In The Tulips

Originally uploaded by kauleen_randi.
This picture was also taken on Easter Sunday. Once again, please disregard the beauty of me - I hadn't done anything.


Randi In The Tulips

Originally uploaded by kauleen_randi.
This was taken on Easter Sunday. Please disregard my beauty as I did nothing to myself today.

Friday, April 14, 2006

It's Friday!!

I made it through a week of work and am so happy it's Friday! :) I am still not back to my 100% and still sound stuffy, but I think its allergy season for me now too on top of fighting whatever it was I was fighting. So, Clairton has been my friend! :)

We have decided to do the radiation treatment on dear Susie, and have made her an appointment on May 1st. Bless her little heart. She's a trooper and will pull through many more years I'm sure. :)

We have to do some major grocery shopping this weekend. We are out of food!! We haven't done a good shop in over a month! Money has just been too tight!

Speaking of money, doesn't it really stink that it gets us know where in the huge grand scheme of things? It's all about living greater, bigger, better......but gets no where.

We have quite a few BIG bills to choke up in the next month or 2 and are pinching pennies and trying to cough up gold where we can. We're selling all of our extra goods we can on EBAY - even things we think won't make much! We hope to make it without having to charge things. WE CAN DO IT!!

In June, we start our Community Supported Agriculture Program. We'll be getting fresh, ORGANIC, fruits, veggies and herbs - and also fresh flowers every week until October!! We are so excited. It cost us $235 (approx. $15 a week) and its all over the world. If you want to know more, search CSA or Community Supported Agriculture in your area and see. SOME even deliver!

We had plans to go to my cousins for Easter, but they have all been sick and I cannot afford to be sick and/or BE sick, as we have a lady out for a month due to a surgery. I'm the only one in my department. I HAVE to stay healthy, period. SO, we're going to get us a ham (to eat on for a few weeks!!) and just chill in our jammies!! CANNOT WAIT!!

I guess that's about it for now.........I'll write more soon.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cloudy Days.....Isn't It Spring??

Today is the perfect day to cuddle up inside and watch CHICKEN LITTLE! (yep, we watched it - yep, I fell asleep! LOL but what I watched was pretty good!) We also rented last night The Squid and the Whale - a pretty good movie I thought, although it was a bit weird. :) More real life than most movies nowadays.

I battled sickness all week. I was home, in bed...resting. I finally broke my fever of 101.2 on Wednesday (bless the anti-biotics) and went to work Thursday and ended up coming home. I had no energy!!!! I decided to just stay at home and take it easy. Guess what? I'M STILL SICK!!!!! I feel quite a bit better, but I have been sick now for almost 2 months. (Between my sinus infection and now what they say maybe have been pnemonia). I JUST WANT TO BE BETTER!!! I will go to work on Monday and then here within the next week or 2 we will be short handed as someone is having a hysterectomy - and gone for 4 weeks! *eeekkk* So, I better stay healthy!!

We took Susie to the vet today as the other day she was having some "kitty tremors". We called it kitty parkinsons. LOL Just her head was shaking and it was pretty scary. Well, 6 months ago, we took her in for a senior checkup and her thyroid levels were high but not over what they would want. 6 months later, they are off the charts and she now has hyperthyroidism. Bless the cat at 16 years old - she's still getting around! She's our most fun cat (and would be more interactive if she could hear) so now we are having the discussion as to how we treat this. There are a few options. A) Pills everyday - not maybe just 1, but maybe 2. SUSIE, is NOT!!!! a good pill taker. She eats it, then spits it out. We are not wanting neccisarily to stay home every day to be able to give her a pill either (and/or depend on someone taking care of her to give her a pill) B) Radioiodine therapy. (we are leaning towards this option). Susie would have to stay in a hospital for 5 nights :o( but chances are it'd be cured 100%. One time shot - no pills. So....................we'll see!

My sister got all moved into her new apartment with the boy. They are liking it.

Memorial Day is not too far away and K and I can't wait to be able to get to the property and do some digging, working and playing. We'll be getting the septic inspected around then too.

I'm going to sign off for now - hope all is well.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Sick Again!

I am sick again and am heading to the doctor here shortly Boy do I feel like crap. I can't wait for the day in which I am healthy again.

Bah Humbug.