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9/25 practically becomes a Louisiana State holiday!

All last year after hurricane Katrina had hit New Orleans, The Saints were forced to go on the road to play games as the Superdome had been damaged. Well last night, it all came to an end, as The Saints came marching home to a newly rennovated Superdome. And while there may still be horrific damage all about from the hurricane, the completion of the Superdome was something like a healing to many of those affected by the hurricane.

With the house packed & fans going crazy, the NFL returned to the Big Easy, beating Atlanta 23 to 3. It was a very emotional return as Green Day and U2 rocked the pre-game show. The Saints wasted no time in turning their welcome home party into Mardi Gras!

It just may look like we've added a new team to our list of favorites!


Leaving Las Vegas

After living in or around Las Vegas, or at the very least, the state of Nevada for the last 12 years, I'm actually moving on (at least for now). For the past 2 months, I've been miserably staying at my mother in laws, while my hubby was living and working in Louisiana. All this time, we have all been missing each other so much, and we've all been miserable in our current living situation. I wanted to wait till our house sold and we could buy another, but the wait has already been far too long for our taste. So tonight, my hubby flies in and we will be leaving first thing in the morning to start the 1700 mile drive. So I will be out of commission for probably the remainder of the week, but hope to begin posting on the journey home, and this new chapter in my life starting next week!

An early and late wish for a Happy Anniversary!

Last Friday, on the 15th, Natalie and I met with Cynthia (i am a coconut) and her husband Jeff (This is me) for dinner over at The Cheesecake Factory. We had a wonerful dinner! It was full of lots of laughs, thanks to the entertainment provided via my 6 year old daughter! It was nice to FINALLY meet her husband and talk to him in person! Of course as soon as I learned that Monday was their 2nd anniversary, I just HAD to pick up the tab and treat the two lovebirds to an anniversary dinner- or at least save them the money, so they can have a nice dinner on Monday. Which reminds me, I have to remember to get ahold of her and swap pictures!


Today, there is happiness!

No, we haven't sold our house yet. Actually, we haven't even really recieved an offer on it. I'm so flippin' happy because today the 2nd season of Grey's Anatomy came out on DVD and I just went out and bought it! I had to do it just as soon as I dropped Natalie off at school. Now I'm getting ready to get my McDreamy fix on, and cautch up on as much as I can before 3:20. I gotta finish this boxed set before the 21st so I can remember everthing that happened last year! Have you gone out and gotten yours yet? Get it today! Love that McDreamy!


Time to take a moment and pause for reflection

Tears & Tributes for all those involved 5 years ago today, for the families & victims of 9/11, and for all the stranger and heroes who gave their lives to help others, God Bless You.

Finally, we get to see the child no one thought existed!

Suri Cruise makes her big debut in the October issue of Vanity Fair, a full 22 page spead of family pictures, wedding talk, work, and everything inbetween. Yes, when I saw this magazine sitting on the newsstand at Sav-On, I did buy it, especially at the bargain rate of $4.50. The pictures alone made it worth it, but it had WAY too many clothing ads inside! Honestly though, I do have to admit, she is a cute little tomkitten.......


As you all know, September is here...

and in just 2 horribly long days, comes the much awaited, much anticipated release of the 2nd season of Grey's Anatomy. I know I for one cannot wait. And what's more, in just a few more weeks on Thursday, September 21st season 3 comes back with a bang. It's been said that in the first 3 episodes Meredith will choose between Dr. Derrick "McDreamy" Shepard, and Finn the Vet - but wait, there's more. It is also said that Dr. McSteamy, the plastic surgeon, who caused the whole split between Derrick and his OB wife, will be back for a return visit and to stir up more trouble. I smell another love triangle.....although, MY vote is still with McDreamy, even though all 3 are really hot doctors. Tell me how a sweet, but dweeb-like teen like Patrick Dempsey can turn into such a freaken HOTTIE at mid-age? The hair is oh so yummy, and that smile is almost enough to make you tingle all over just by itself! I just can't wait for this new season to begin. I need, I want my McDreamy fix! But for now it's sleepy time - gotta get up early in the a.m. to take Natalie to school, but for tonight, it's sweet steamy, dreamy, dreams.


Vacation's over & it's time to go back to life & school

Here it is, our 1st school vacation......done, over, kaput. No, we didn't do anything for Labor Day, cause lucky me (ha,ha!!) had been sick all weekend with one of those vice-like head colds. Waking up tomorrow should be lots of fun. The first week of school wasn't off to a good start as it was, as someone else at the school scratched the whole side of my Durango with their Le Sabre's DS mirror, by trying to squeeze in between my car and the curb to make a right hand turn - which all traffic was at a stand still due to the cross guard walking kids across the intersection. All this, and it was only the first day of school. Luckily it looks as though I might be able to buff mine out, but this lady was totally psycho and tried to break my camera when I began taking pictures of the damage and her plate since she refused to give me any info - and psycho is just a nice word for the way she freaked on me, this little old lady musta thought she belonged to a gang or something, cause the whole thing was crazy - some 45 or 50 years old and said she would kick my ass or hunt me down and have me killed? WTF kinda school does my child go to. I hope they ain't teaching her how to be a gangster or something. Anyway, I have a great shot of her trying to grab my camera in which she nearly broke my pinkie finger, as it's all black and blue! And pictures of my newly scratched car, which totally bums me out!

In other news, I just can't wait to be at home with my hubby again, and to be a family, in our own house! I have a little less than a year to get my bod in shape with our new BowFlex Elliptical Machine we got last fall, and the few pieces of Pilate's equipment we have. Then yesterday, Ruben bought a Gold's Gym GS 2500 Series home gym to help work the upper body and other areas. The reason why I say a little less than a year, is because we are planning at least 2 major vacations next summer. 1st off we will be meeting my sister, her husband, and my 2 nephews in Disneyland in May. Then in June it looks like we just might be going to Hawaii with some friends from work to a golfing resort, where we will also see my sister and her family again. And in the event that doesn't work for one reason or another, I still have many ideas for the Bahamas or Cancun. But in any event, I want to get my body a little more beach ready, lose some extra pounds, tighten up what little muscles I do have........and hope and pray that my reconstruction surgeries are finished in time!

Anyhow, hope ya'll had a better (last) week & weekend than me!