Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Happy 2008!

What better way to start the New Year, than with a meme!

This is from my friend, Dawn, at From Thought 2 Finger 

The Name Game:

1. YOUR GANGSTER NAME: (fav. ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)  Chocolate Brownie Oreo

2. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letter of last name) DLav  (I used my maiden name)

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)  Sage Panther

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) - Ann Hackensack

5. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)Pepper Trailblazer

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters ofyour first)  Lavda

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite alcoholic drink put "The") The Burgundy Martini

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)  Harry Arthur Ray  (I had 2 grandpa's and a step grandpa!)

9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Shalimar Godiva  (Daaayyum!  That is a good name!  I missed my calling!  LoL)

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names) Ann Arthur

Okie Dokie everyone... that was fun! 

And, here is another from Dawn also!

The Name List

Take the letters of your name and list as many things within your sight that start with each letter:

D:  dog, dust bunnies, Dennis, aka my Dad, dishes, digital displays, DS (nintendo), dish towel, dining room table

A:  artwork (kids), apple, appliances

W:  window, walls, wick, wipes

N:  napkins, Nextel charger, Nextel phone, naked kid who should be in shower!

That was fun, but harder than it looks!!! 

Last night was quiet here.  We went out to a favorite restaurant for dinner, came home and watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on DVD, then saw the ball drop in NYC.  After a quick round of toasting with sparkling apple cider, hugs and kisses, it was off to bed for all of us!

We got up at 9am and went out to breakfast!  This was my idea, to get the kids back into 'almost' school schedule! (Stop snickering, Kathy and Karol!  I can get up early when I have to do it!)  Amen to COFFEE!  lol

This way, tonight they will be VERY tired, go to sleep on time (which will seem early) and then they will get up happily at 7am.  Or at least that's the plan.  I will let you know how it works upon execution tomorrow morning!  LOL

We got Xbox Live hook up so my son's can now kill other people playing Halo 3 besides each other, their sister, and their father.  We are supervising this very carefully, and they can only go on live when we are home to put in the password.  They of course, are thrilled. 

My dad is still off for the rest of the week, so that will be fun! 

Remember I mentioned that Libby was sick?  She had this mammary gland tumor on her nipple that we had biopsied in the summer.  It was benign.  It is also going to be about $1500 to remove.  Well, we don't know how, but last weekend, she must have irritated it and it got infected! 

Christmas Eve at noon we had to rush her to the vets.  A gigantic shot of antibiotics, and a shot of anti-inflammatory, and 10 days worth of each for at home, and $350 later, we came home.  The poor baby was so sick though, just not right at all. 

She was better on Christmas, but really not back to normal until the 27th.  Now, we have to get her rechecked this week, and then have the surgery done soon.  The vet said that it could still have turned cancerous, but probably not.  I really hope not... that would be another huge issue to deal with.

We are also in the process of getting estimates for our kitchen.  Dad and I are in the process with Lowe's, and we want to go to a local place for a second estimate this week also. 

So, that is my plan for the next couple of days!  Dad and I will be running errands... dog and kitchen related!  LOL

Having homemade sauce (gravy) and ravioli tonight!  Gotta go!

be well,
Dawn

25 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Your new day in the new year sounds filled to the brim and overflowing lol. Enjoy life..my friend...love, Sandi

swmpgrly said...

i did the first one but im too pooped to attempt the other today...lol

wwfbison said...

I love your stripper name ~ how well did that work out!!!!  I do hope dear Libby starts feeling better and everything turns out well for her ~ sending Prayers her way.  
Lisa

buggieboo1 said...

Happy New Year!


Sharon

astoriasand said...

Love the Rock Star name Dawn LOL!! It sounds like you have had a wonderful holiday all round.I have enjoyed reading about all your activities this holiday.Laughed at the naked kid Haaa.I pray Libby gets better soon in my prayers along with you and yours.May 2008 bring you everythng you hope for.Take Care God Bless Thankyou for all your kind words.Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Happy New Year!  You inspired me ... I just put Harry Potter on in high-def.  It looks great but I guess I'm starting the new year with a limited attention span.  The sun is shining, it's beautiful out and I'm heading to the beach!
Best,
Marty

pharmolo said...

Happy New Year, Dawn

tenyearnap said...

Hey, D-Lav, happy New Year! I hope the Libby-Dog gets all her physical troubles out of the way soon. Poor baby. Give her a big hug for me. --Cin

sangrialel said...

I played along with this one!  Linda

coelha said...

Shalimar Godiva...lol... Yes, that is a pretty cool name.  Have a great new year!!  Julie

bgilmore725 said...

Well, I slept in late today, and I will regret it tomorrow as i have to be at school before 7 a.m. if I'm to be ready for classes to start on schedule. I should have gotten up early like you did! bea

deshelestraci said...

Love the meme.  Poor Libby!  Hope she is better.  Happy New Year!
Traci

toonguykc said...

Poor Libby!  Not a great way to start the year.  :(

Green Turtle

nay0114 said...

My son and his friends do the Halo parties online and kill others. They got bored killing each other LOL.
I've done the first meme already, but never the second part so I may try that one should be a challenge with my name and what I can see from my computer chair.
Have you done the four confessions challenge yet. Those are hilarious if you haven't been reading any yet. I may do that one, but kinda scared to be truthful. I did some crazy things now that I think about it.
Poor Libby hope everything works out okay. Good luck on the kitchen thing too. We'll be doing that here in another couple of months.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie
http://journals.aol.com/nay0114/almost-paradise-ii/

sunnyside46 said...

Poor Libby!
I hate for the 4 legged babies to be sick.
Marti

ksgal3133 said...

Great memes :)
I hope Libby gets better!

Hugs,
Gretchen

dontyouwant2no said...

ha lol I love the name game... Mind if I put that in my journal.. hope u had a great Newyears!!

xomywayox said...

Have I total you lately how damn cool you are...well you are. Happy New Year....lots of love & coffee & great days for youz!

Ciao Bella....Brenda

madmanadhd said...

Dear Pepper Trailblazer Lavda... I think those are my favorites. A Happy and Blessed New Year to you and yours. Wish I had more time to dive into your journal and read all bout what been up for the past three months or so. Oh my how the time does fly! I sure wish you and your family all the best in 2008 and beyond. Thanks so very much for stopping by my journal. Wonderful news on our front, we found out that my love and I are going to be grandparents in July! Am I excited... Gawwwwwd does my pal Dawn drink coffee? Yuppers, alread bought a "few things" for "Junior." As a matter of fact I've started a new journal of the letters I am writing to my first grandchild. I'll send ya the URL in case you want to do some more reading.

Be well... laugh often... play hard.
Michael

mc225murp said...

i luv icanhascheezburger pics they are sooooooo cute

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like you had a great New Year. Sorry to hear about Libby. Keeping her in my prayers on the smoke! (Hugs) Indigo

cacklinrosie101 said...

Wow, you are super busy again.  A new kitchen :)  Poor Libby.  I sure hope everything goes well with that.  I'll keep her in my prayers.  HUGS  Chris

eml625 said...

Poor Libby, I hope she's better....
Oh no, not a kitchen remodel! If you need ANY tips at all, please let me know, we have been there done that...and I can give you some tips or advice. Just ask.

hugs,
Ellen

helmswondermom said...

These are good!  My #5 would be Honey Honda!! lol
Lori

donejustwrite said...

I love your stripper name!!!  Love it!!!  I wanna change mine now so consider me "Tuscany Godiva."  We can be the Godiva twins!  :)