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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gee January is not yet over and I broke the post at least once a week resolution already missing last weeks post. In my defense the week was nuts.

It started with a 3am wake up call on Monday to head to Wheeling WV from there it was off to Buffalo after i finished in Wheeling Tuesday afternoon. The drive was interesting started of with rain as I headed north switched to freezing rain, hit some heavy fog along I-90 by lake Erie and then snow toward Buffalo. I worked crazy hours all week in Buffalo - the weather was awesome freezing cold and snow. I had to dig out my car every day :) Yes I loved every second of it.

Since i had to be back in upstairs NY Monday I stayed the weekend instead of going home for less than a day. So Saturday I went up to Canada to hang with Julie and to give my charity contribution. Yep cut off all the hair its currently on its way to Locks for Love to hopefully make a nice wig for a child some day.

Sunday I hoped back on I-90 to Rochester where I had dinner with a friend before watching the Steelers beat NY at the hotel. While no football fan as a wife of a die hard Steeler fan it was my duty to watch and text comments to Grumpy during the game.

After working Mo-Tue in Rochester it was back to Buffalo for a day and then finllay heading home Wednesday night. One of these days I'll have to have Grumpy film the greeting ritual that goes on when i get back from these trips. The puppy fell all over herself trying to say hello.

Since i am driving to Florida next week the baby will get to come with me. I can't wait this way i got someone to fight over the blanket with :) I'll get to hang out with Ms Jin and JDC too and they'll get to meet Boo.

So now its past my bedtime. Grumpy and I went to see Green Hornet tonight in 3D but it wasn't much to write about.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Orleans and other travels

Its only the second week of the year but as you know if we are friends on facebook I have been out and about. I was in St Louis last week. Can't say I was impressed or would volunteer to return. The city reminded me of Detroit and not in a good way. Downtown shut down at 6pm including restaurant.

Right now I am coming from New Orleans heading to Columbus. I am almost done with my book so I figured I post via email (which will sent once landed) to keep up with my New Years resolution. New Orleans was different. This is one of the cities I loved going to before the storm I hadn't been back since so I knew I was in for a sad welcome back. The hotel was right of canal just of block of Bourbon street but you wouldn't know it. All around it buildings were empty boarded up. I headed into the French Quarter the first night and will there were lights and places open its was very different from before. Going down to Decatur you came across lots of places close and boarded up. There seemed to be more unsavory characters out and about too that before and I don't mean the drunk tourist kind. The second clinic I went to today was in such a sad state. Next to a house that had fire damage and was just left there and a boarded up grand palace hotel that was standing there like a ruin. I talked to one of the nurses a little bit about the aftermath and one thing she told me was that after the storm the rents skyrocket. Causing further hardship and forcing people out. Silly me I would have lowered them to get more people to return, that way more people could help with the rebuilt.

I hope they get a break and will be able to restore the city to its former glory and sooner rather than later. I always loved going to New Orleans and not just for the yummy hurricanes.


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Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year - maybe some resolutions

Alright I guess for resolutions -lets all get along - just like the pups and kitties in my house.
Try to work less and spend more time home with the cats.
Be more active and have fun playing around

As for the rest well lets say I'll try to post more often - shall we say weekly? I know better than to say daily since my days often get away from me.

The holidays were fun due to weather and technical difficulties i wasn't able to do my visit this past week and got to stay home ALL WEEK. It was great we had snow, i went for winter wonderland walks with the pups, relaxed and enjoyed hanging with hubby and all the critters. Went and saw Tron, the Tourist and we are heading to see True Grit today.