Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another year...

So it is New Years Eve 2008. I would like to take a moment and reflect on all the things that have happened the past 12 months. On second thought, no I don't. Honestly the year went by so quickly that I don't remember half of the stuff that went on. There were too many deaths to even count , but there were alot of great times on the other hand. So as I eat the last of the Christmas ham and look forward to the evening festivities I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

So I had a nice little write up and I walk away for literally 1 minute and it's gone. Oh well. Lets try again. So it's Christmas morning. I awoke around 730 and couldn't wait to open presents. My wonderful husband bought me a Sidney Crosby jersey, a long sleeve penguins shirt and a new camera! I got a camera last year but about 2 months ago it broke. Being that the holiday season was looming ahead I didnt send it back to get fixed, so Brandon bought me a new one that he says is even better than the other. I still intend on sending it back to get fixed just so there is a back up. We went to church last night and had a very nice service. Then we headed to mom and dad's for tids and bits. Or as my bro-in-law Brian says "titts and bits". seriously he never heard of the term "tids and bits". oh my. So now we're watching the traditional Christmas movie "A Christmas Story". So now Im going to sign off and get ready to go to mom and dads and open the first round of presents. So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here comes Santa Claus, Hannukah, Kwanza?

So it is 4 days till Christmas!! I am in the process of cleaning the spare bedroom up for the arrival of our company on Tuesday night. Brandon's cousin T.J and his wife Giedre are staying with us over the holiday. I was quite excited that I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a LOT of clothes. I freecycled 1 big garbage bag and the rest is going to Sissy. Didnt realize that I was wasting so much space. So now I'm printing out some certificates for Christmas presents. I am going to take my dad to the Pittsburgh Glass Center to do a 2 hour glass blowing class! He has always been fascinated by that and I think it's just awesome how they do it. My Aunt Teresa however is getting the gift of a clean house. I think I may have written how her house is going to the dumps and I thought that if I were to do a monthly cleaning certificate I would know that the house was getting cleaned and kept up on a regular basis. I am ready to throw the damn desktop out the freakin window. My next job is to get all the pics off the computer in the hopes that it will speed up the system. Oh so many things to do, I am signing off to start the next....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So I came home last night from work put down all my crap and as always look to see what came in the mail. I didnt even get fully turned from the counter when I saw it. An envelope from the Armstrong County Courthouse. I have been summoned for Jury Duty in February. Brandon enters the room , which at this point I am cussing to make a sailor blush at the shear disbelief that they would send me such a thing. Don't they know who I am ? Don't they know how busy I am . So looking at the questioneer that they sent I think I will be ok. I will be writing to be excused due to being self employed. If that doesn't work I might have to tell them how I just love Capital Punishment!

Monday, December 8, 2008


So it is 916am on Monday and I am at Panera Bread! Brandon got up earlier than I thought he was supposed to and not getting back to sleep I decided to get up and get my day going. I have to pick up Dawson after school so I thought that I would come to Butler and get some shopping done for Christmas. I left the house about 720 and did some dumpster diving but came up empty handed. So feeling hungry and needing to email sister I am sitting here with my Latte and bagel, and thought I would update the blog. Yesterday was a VERY productive day. I attempted to sleep in but that failed at 715, (of course I went to sleep ap 945 sat night) so off I was. I decorated the tree, baked cookies,did laundry,cleaned the bathroom and kitchen and folded and put away clothes all b4 lunch. So after that I just chilled and watched tv. So I have been knitting scarves like crazy and think I have twice the amount that I need for the family. oops. I am going to make a hat for Dawson that has a mohawk down the center Here's a pic

i think I'll make black with blue or purple hair. I will definately be making one for myself also! Found the pattern so I am in good shape. Scarves on hold and watch out FauxHawk!! So I'm going to pack up and head to Target and see what's there. I will post a pic of the first hat as soon as I am done with it. Happy Shopping and Good Day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday has arrived.......urgh

So it is 855 am and I have been at work for almost an hour already. I decided that since I have a short week anyways that I would come to work 8-5 Tuesday and Wednesday. So here I am. The weekend was crazy and glad it's over. Saturday I was at the shop from 8-530 then Sunday I went to Greensburg with Denise to a big craft show. We left at 7am and got home at 7pm. I sold enough stuff to pay for my table and thats about it. I got some serious Christmas shopping done though. Then on the way home we decided to go Dumpster Diving. We scored 5 bags of big ass chunks of foam from Linens and Things, 5 promo video game posters from a game store, 50 halloween cards from Hallmark, and the best for last... 5 large glass canisters with lids (like the old candy stores have) from Big Lots! We were not prepared in the least for diving but did what we could, and had fun doing it. So did some more shopping yesterday and got some redding up at the house done also. Brandon is coming home tonight from his Bear trip. No one at the camp even saw one , I actually dont think that they went out though. So Im going to pull out the old knitting now and occupy myself until some old fart comes for a haircut.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

You can call me Madam

So Tuesday (yes I know it is Saturday) was elections at the firehall and I have loved keeping everyone (Rhonda) in suspense. Well votes counted, no chads I was elected President! According to the rules of ethics my minions are to call me Madam President. I think thats a little extreme so I'm just going with Madam. So first thing on my agenda??? I have no freakin clue. So I am eating my breakfast at work and hoping to get some shit cleaned up since we got Open House this afternoon (yippee, oh that was sarcasm). Then home to spend time with my boys and get the jewels ready for tomorrow. So I will try to post tomorrow evening and hopefully tell you of all thye money I have made, so until then GO PENGUINS!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

whats on for today??

So it has been a week since I last posted and I sincerely apologize for it. Last week seemed to go very fast and I'm glad that it is over. I now sit in my comfy "ladies chair" at work and reflect on the past few days.
Anything exciting happen???
I like to think my life is soooo hectic and exciting that everyone would be envious but when it really comes down to it it's pretty damned boring. Saturday was actually pretty exciting, I worked till 1130 (which is unheard of) then scooted down to Natrona Heights and got to watch my husband get his 3/4 sleeve tattoo worked on. Don't ask me for photos yet because he dosen't want anyone to see till it's all done. I love tattooing !! (in case you didnt' know I have 5 tattoos) I just love the sound and the artistic flow that goes on there.I would LOVE to work at one sometime in my life, even if it's just answering the phones.
So then after that we headed to the firehall for the Firehouse Comedy Tour. there were 2 comedians the 2nd which was HILARIOUS! I actually was afraid to drink my beer in fear that it would spew out of my nose or mouth. Then Sunday Denise and I did a craft show out in Kittanning Twp. Didnt sell much ( not that I ever do) but we had fun and it was a day out of the house. Now things are a little less crazy. Tonight I have ladies auxiliary meeting at the firehall and it is elections!! I am up for President. Brandon asked me last night "Why do you want to be president?" I said , "Hell I pretty much do everything there anyhow how much work can it be.
So I will post later tonight wether or not I get it. I only have 1 other person to really run against me and I dont think that many people like her, there is another woman running but considering that she never shows up for anything I know no one will vote for her. I am a natural born leader and think I could seriously kick some ass as President.
Ok Im off the soap box now. So Im going to get the shop cleaned up and hopefully get home before my husband leaves for the hockey game tonight.(boo)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just another day in Ford CLiff

So it is Tuesday night and Im at the neighbors watching the Pens game. We are losing 3-1 against the Red Wings. suckage. So things are rolling in my crazy life. there are at least 2-3 things on the weekend that I need to attend too. OOH now its 2-3. I had a good weekend, Saturday morning I woke up at 430 am and went to the firehall to cook breakfast. I think we had around 200 or so people. There is an 11 year old girl in Ford Cliff that is waiting on a heart transplant and we decided to host a breakfast with all the profits going to her and her family. I think we made around $1000.00 !! The rest of the day I just freaking chilled out, and was in bed by 9pm. Went to church and sang Sunday morning and went to Shadyside with my cracker-ass friend Rhonda!! That pretty much wrapped up my weekend and Monday was a waste of time and effort so I'm not even going to talk about it. So off to attend to the hockey game and maybe do some christmas shopping.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So it is now November 5th and as everyone knows the elections were yesterday. I (of course) have to go against the grain. I voted for Ralph Nadar. I know your probably thinking that I am crazy and wasted my vote, but I was not comfortable with either candidate. Now I am watching the morning news and wondering what the hell is going to happen to the world, I can't help but notice that all of the southern states seem to have gone with McCain. Coincidence??? I think not. I dont think that I am racist in any way but you have to wonder...I have said for a long time now that the black voters are going to come out of the woodwork and vote for Obama just because he is a black man. WHEW... SO off of that nothing much else is going on. I did pretty good at the craft show on Sunday and dont' have another one until the beginning on December so that will give me some time to get some more stuff done for Christmas. Well going to eat my pop tart and straighten up the living room and get ready for work. So I am quite thankful that the elections are over and I dont' have to listen to all the crap anymore.

Friday, October 31, 2008

It was a hockey night in Ford City!!

So last night was a first but definately not a last for me. Brandon and I attended the home opener of the Ford City Hockey team. We royally spanked Ligoneer Valley's asses with a score of 8-5. There was even a fight, well the LV player just tore into one of F.C.'s players and was promptly kicked out of the game.2 kick ass goals were scored, I saw Clifford the Red Dog and I got my first experience of "Hockey Moms". I would suggest that you go to the next game and take it in. It's only $3.00 to get in also!!! But dress warm it gets pretty damn cold in there. Going to shower... bye

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bling Bling

So tonights mission is to get some jewelry made. I have a show to do on Sunday at the C.U. club, and I got a call today to do a show at Divine Redeemer next month. So I have alot of work to do within the next few days/weeks. Good thing I went to the bead store the other day . So thats it for today, I'm finishing dinner and then it's off to the basement. Ta ta for today.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The rivalry continues

So tonight was the Ford City-Kittanning football game. And of course Ford City kicked Kitt's ass. It was quite brisk and rained a little but otherwise I survived and now have a bigger hate for Kittannings band. They decided to block off the section in front of the bleachers so no one could walk in front of them. So tomorrow is the big dance at the Latin American club!!! Excited to unveil my costume but need some hair and makeup time. I will post pics Sunday morning. Going to get ready for bed got a busy morning tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

and... back to work

So after 2 days of being sick I went back to work today. OF course there were 2 cars waiting for me at 850. One of whom said "oh must be nice to have a day off work", mind you he is retired so he dosent work and he has no idea why the hell I wasent at work yesterday. I hate people that jump to conclusions. Other than that ... I feel great. I think since I can't really say this was the stomach flu I will take it as Gods way of telling me to chill out and take a day off work. So I am doing a little of everything tonight. Came home to some leftovers that B made last night, made a little scarf (not really happy how it turned out though), put my summer shoes away :*( , and put a few other things away. I need to start working on some things for a craft show on the 2nd at the CU club. So now Im going to chill and watch some "Whatever Martha". Oh and by the way I finally decided on a costume for Saturday night!!!! Amy Winehouse! I got the "rehab" wig and will be putting on several tattoo's and topping off the outfit with track mark lines. I am really hoping that I can find a bar to go sing karaoke at and sing some Amy. So found a new episode of Whatever Martha so see you later!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

well ... yuck

so Im at home on a Tuesday which can only mean one thing. I am sick. Yesterday morning I woke up with a terrible stomach ache, well not so much a stomach ache but it felt like my tummy was as hard as a rock. At one point I couldn't decide wether or not I wanted to poop or puke.
So I slept from 12-130 then 4-6 then 10-8. I am fully rested but my stomach feels the same as it did yesterday morning so I think I will call my neighbor and see what he thinks about it. So Im catching up on some stuff as much as I can without over doing it. Hopefully I will feels better by tomorrow so I can go back to work.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

Oh happy day! After 2 long months of planning, today was the Holiday Craft Market. I had 20 tables of crafters and a very nice crowd of people. I think everyone bought at least one thing, and everyone seemed to be happy. I came home immediately and took a long nap and plan on sleeping in tomorrow morning and catching up on Alot of things tomorrow. Well Im cutting it short today and will post on something a little more interesting tomorrow.

Monday, October 6, 2008


So I had a crazy weekend. Saturday morning my father,sister,aunt, and I embarked on a journey. Well just to McGrann. My great aunt T is ready to turn 89 in a few days and has let her house get WAY out of hand. We took it upon ourselves to get all of the crap out of the house and clean up. I started at 8 am and had to leave at 4 due to another engagement but could've stayed another couple of hours. In the process of the day I managed to lock my keys in the truck with the truck running. Damn it. So I went from there to serving a class reunion at the firehall. Then yesterday morning I again woke up at 7am (which is earlier than when I work) and returned to the firehall to make applebutter. All was going well until we were pouring it into jars. Then it happened. Stupid me I was holding the jar pouring boiling hot applebutter into it when I got it on my thumb. See gross photos now:

It's not as bad as it looks but it has a hell of a big blister since last night. there were 2 but it morphed overnight into 1 big one. Im going to look online to see if it's ok to pop it cuz it hurts to bend it. So going to get off the chair and get myself ready to go for lunch with the "Slavs" who consist of Grandma, Aunt Paula, and Great-Aunt Theresa. So wish me luck on the blister.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oh my

So it has been a whirlwind week. I am slowly getting things finalized with the craft market and am very happy with all the different vendors that will be attending. My family is getting ready to help out my great aunt this weekend. My aunt T will be 89 years old next week and she is slowly losing it. Her husband died in 1994 and ever since she has done nothing with her house. Literally. After the last wind storm a few weeks ago, chunks of her garage roof flew off. Being that the garage has not been used for anything except housing the lawnmower and snowblower my father and I decided to get it torn down. Wednesday I had a guy from Vandergrift come in and give an estimate. "well I can do it for 2,000.00" Seriously. I dont freakin think so. So another call to a Kittanning company and a 20 minute meeting got me a price of $800.00 . I rock. So tomorrow is Homecoming in Ford City!! The gang will be tailgating at the field after work until kickoff. Should be interesting. Go Sabers!!! I now have a new favorite tv show. "Whatever Martha" . I think it's on W.E. network. It is Martha Stewarts daughter Alexis and her friend Jennifer. Basically the premis of the show is that they watch old segments of Martha and commentate on everything. Hilarious. They usually do one craft-along segment which always ends up with something flying through the air. watch it, you will laugh. K, so Im going to watch Betty and chill.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Getting down to the wire.

So it's Tuesday night and I am chilling in the recliner. AAHHH. Boring day at work today nothing special happened and I like it. But.... tomorrow is the first of the month and everyone will be getting their checks. yikes. So 12 days to go until the Holiday Craft Market that I am putting on at the firehall. I have sold 16 tables as of today and Im sure there will be some last minute ones. I just have to worry about getting signs made up a.s.a.p. and figuring a set-up for all the tables. Ok well Im going to go and make a snack and get a shower. ta ta for the day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's been a while.

So for me it's the best time of the year. ABC has finally kicked off the fall season this week. As I type I am watching the record of Greys Anatomy. My wonderful husband got me all worked up that Desperate Housewives was on this past Sunday, all hyped up I got myself ready for the hour of 9pm. I turn on my tv and what do I see...the Emmys. So wait another 7 days Jill. So tomorrow is Friday and I have a very busy day at work that starts at 830am. Not very happy about this but old women need to have their hair fussed up for the weekend. So it is 1206am and I am going to reside in my comfy bed with my boys. night!!

shifting into 2nd gear...

So as I posted in my blog a few days ago, things were slow and boring. well no more. I was asked by a local business owner to display some of my jewelry in her shop tonight for an open house. I was delighted to and told her yes!! So the past few nights I have been working on some ritzier pieces for tonights showing. I finished up at 1200am last night and am very satisfied. In addition to that, our Firehall is starting to make applebutter tonight, and it is my friend Becky's birthday today. Whew. I felt like crap the other day, Becky called me and asked if I wanted to go out for a few drinks on Thursday and I said "oh I have too much stuff going on, prob not". Then after I hung up I realized it's her birthday. YIKES. oh well going to have to suck up on that, and prob end up going for a few drinks tonight. well goin gto eat breakfast and go to work. uurgh. I may even have to take a cruise by the Purple Pinkie and see the bus stop drama. HHMMM.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I get a kick out of old people.

So this morning one of my senior customers was in to get a cut. I don't remember the actual comment I said to him but something along the lines of getting a girlfriend. His reply was I just got rid of one and don't care to get another. My immediate response was , oh no did his wife just die?? Then he informed me that his "lady friend" of some time decided that she didn't want to see him anymore. So like any other heartbroken human he decided to get the last word. He said that a day after she told him this he was walking around the house and saw that there was a few of her belongings of hers, so what did he do?? "I drove down to the Post Office and put all her crap in a box and sent it to her. Boy I can't wait to get the phone call from her." Let me tell you he is probably in his late 70's!! Gotta love old people. He also told me he's going to go to his daughters and stay a week and maybe he'll find a girlfriend up there. So in other news I finally found a pair of brown dress/casual shoes last night down at the Mills. AAAAHHH (imagine angelic singing), I also got 5 books and groceries. I also did some scoping out of dumpsters. Call me crazy but I am totally going to go Dumpster Diving soon. I was in Michaels and while checking out on of the items I bought came up $.01. the clerk informed me that they are supposed to override that to another price but she didnt feel like it. SWEET. She then informed me that the rest of that stuff would just be thrown out soon. I said "oh is your dumpster locked" to which she had no reply to. After my grocery shopping I decided to drive around the back of the Michaels/Ross plaza and low and behold there were no locks on any of the dumpsters. Office Max, Michaels,Catherines,Famous Footwear, and Ross, none had locks. So some evening I am going to get a partner and go diving. Reading from the Dumpster Divers yahoo group, there is alot of GOOD stuff that places throw out. I am willing who wants to join??? So thats just about all I have for today. Going home to my boys after work and making some jewelry for an open house tomorrow. I still am in the crafting mode!! LOVE IT. So peace out and l8r sk8r.

Monday, September 22, 2008


so it seems that my life is a little slow and boring at the moment. and I couldn't be happier. Todays agenda consisted of trucking down to Vandergrift/Leechburg and getting 18 bushels of apples! What can I say I was hungry. No, the firehall is having an applebutter sale and we went and got the apples. Then I cleaned 2 bushels of apples and went to my Grandma's for 3 hours and helped her get ready for fall. Now I am watching HEROS!!!! I've waited too long for this moment. I had a good weekend otherwise Friday I stayed home and watched the Ford City Sabers kick the Summit Academy's ass. Saturday I worked (zzzz) then the highlight of my weekend ... watching the Bitch Doctor's win the S.C.D.D. championship. In case you are lost , the Bitch Doctor's are 1 of 4 teams in the Steel City Derby Demons womens flat track roller derby. If you have never been , boy you are missing out. Check out Fonda Bruises blog to read the recap of the evening. . Sunday I went to church and sang all pretty and then chilled the afternoon away and made some necklaces. I've finally gotten back in the groove of my creativity and hope it stays for a while since the holiday's are coming. Well watching the news and then going to bed. Peace Out.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

who knew...

So yesterday at work while feeling a little bored, I decided to persue looking online for a nice pair of brown shoes. Well what I didn't find was a pair that I could wear or afford. But what I did find was a link to this

In case you cannot pull up the link let me tell you what it is. It is a listing for unisex "Dorothy" shoes for halloween . WTF. Who would wear such as thing.. Oh wait this guy would.
I don't think that I can write anything more today after finding this photo.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The beginning of a new week.

So it's Monday. The storm last night scared the crap out of me but as soon as I put my head on my pillow I was in "Jill's La La Land". Which is a great place to be if you are me. Yesterday seemed to be the longest day ever. I was up at 5:55am to get ready for church and home by 12pm. Then just chilled with the hubby until 6:30 when we went over to the neighbors for dinner and then to watch the football game. I returned home around 9pm and soon after went to La La Land. I was rudely awakened at 530am to the sound of my phone ringing. My father and husband both work at the same company in Sarver, well my dad went into work to find the vice-president and the head of maintainence walking around with flashlights. The power had gone out sometime last night and with all the damage around the area they didn't expect to have it back running until this evening. So my man got the day off! So back to bed until 815 when he got called out for power lines and a tree down. HAHAHA.I think he has taken the tv hostage from me. He has a xbox and just recently got to playing online against other people and now is constantly hogging the tv. UUURRRGGHH. I got the pleasure of going to the big town of Greensburg today for a check-up on the Jeep. Like always women don't know anything about cars and men don't believe us when we tell them something is wrong. So anywho I got a few things at the mall. Alas the hunt for a nice trendy pair of brown shoes is still out of reach. Why can I not find anything that I a) can afford b)is my size c)is stylish d)will not break an ankle in ?????? So I think I will sign off and look online for some shoes. This is serious now. I am getting desperate. Help... zappos here I come.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dogs and the Dead

So today was first for me. My Great-Aunt died over the weekend and today was the funeral. Actually it ended up being a double funeral. Ever been to one??? Chances are you haven't . While attending the viewing last night I was informed of the "other" funeral. You see my Aunt Jean and Uncle Al had a dog named Jake. Jake was a pain in the ass Boston Terrier that liked NO ONE. Well as in all living creatures he meet his maker a few years ago and was cremated. It was then decided between Al and Jean that whoever died first would take the dog with them. Well Jean got the honor of taking Jake to Lawn Haven. Is it just me or does that take the whole dog ownership to a whole other level?

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm Back!!!

So I have been on a hiatus lately with my blogging. Well have no fear, Hatgal is here!!! I have been quite busy with work and home and just loving life. Within the past few days I have gotten back into the crafting mode again. Im hoping to get into a show this coming weekend (weather permitting). Went shopping today (who would have guessed) and got some good stuff. Splurged at Old Navy and Avenue but got some sweet deals at the strip and Michaels craft store. I did see a very funny sticker on a car today which I wish I would've taken a picture of. It read "My German Shorthair is smarter than your honor student" , I have to admit I love to read bumper stickers. I shall include a picture of one from vacation as my photo of the day. Saturday night my husband and I enjoyed and evening out in the "city" of Pittsburgh. For our anniversary Brandon got tickets for us to go and see "Wicked". If you are unfamiliar with the musical I highly suggest you go to and search it. We had dinner at Rolands in the Strip district which was very very good. As sardined in as I was with a big old lady beside me, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, as did Brandon. (gasp!). My poor husband has been ailing from a hand injury about a month ago. So he finally decided to go down to Med-Xpress and get it checked out. Well after a few x-rays it was decided to have his hand amputated! lol.. Just Kidding. No, the Dr. said that it looks like there was some problem there like 2 small fractures that had healed. But he referred Brandon to a specialist at St. Margaret's to look at some possible tendon problems. But we did find out that he has a piece of metal in his ring finger on the right hand. Who knew? That I think does it as of tonight. I am getting sleepy and shall retire for the evening, but not before having a cup of Lotus Tea that is good for sleeping. We'll see about that. So until next time remember... your always better than you deserve.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Oh Rhonda ...

I know that you are going to read this and just wanted to post a photo in honor of you new "toy". Just think that could be us. LOL...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Oh how I've missed my Monday's!!

So today was the first day of school which meant that I could sleep in. Hunter (my dog) and I decided to start our day around 820am and off we went. I got to start off my day at the Chiropractors office! I like to think that Dr. Masci and I have a slightly different client/dr relationship. We have little discussions about our weekend plans and anything new and exciting, all while he massages my neck. I sometimes wonder if all that he does is not what he does on other patients. HHHMMMM.... Of course dumb me, I've been having some hip pain for about 2 months now and have told him the last time I was in. He did some stretching exercises on it and then againg this morning he did the same. When I left the office I reached down to scratch my leg and OMG I have a good 2 days of hair growth on me. note to self...
So after that I ventured off to Butler. I have not had a good day of shopping for quite a while and took my chances today. Boy am I glad that I did. I started off at Michaels and got 5 bags of stuff for 100.00!!!! I have been unable to find a jewelry box that I even remotely think is attractive and would use, but they had these cute little wood ones that you can finish yourself for 599 and 699 each. So I got 2 short/fat ones and 3 tall/skinny ones. I am in the middle of painting them white and black. I got a crap load of beads (not that I need more), plain bangle bracelets, and a bunch of iron on's. Then off to JC Penny's, where I got 2 shirts,1 skirt and 2 purses for 26.00! And one of the purses is big enough to fit my laptop. Then I headed over to the Hostess outlet and got a bunch of sweets for my sweet. And I ended the day at Sams Club for some groceries. So now I will retire for the evening and get some shut eye so I will be all refreshed and revived for work. blah. But holiday weekend!!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Sunday Sunday

So it is 938pm Sunday nigh and what have I gotten accomplished this weekend. NOTHING. Oh I forgot that I swept the house today. But that is quite ok with me. Life is going good for me for a change. I am back in a groove that I am enjoying and hope that it stays that way for a long while. The little bastard children of Armstrong County will be back in school tomorrow and that means that I can sleep in since the nephew will not be coming over at 630am tomorrow that means that I can finally sleep in !!!! I honestly cannot remember the last time that I slept in. But sleeping in still means that I have to be up at 830 to be at the chiropractor for 930. Oh Dr. Masci!!! There is just something about a very attractive man... Oh boy I shouldn't go there. What to do tomorrow??? I think I may venture down to Giant Eagle and go grocery shopping and chill at home.My life is so exciting!, but it is calm. I think I may retire for the evening and watch old reruns of Sex and the City. Better put a tranqualizer in me to settle me down... Lol. Goodnight.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!..NOT

So as most mothers can't wait for Monday to come, I am dreading it. Monday is the first day of school in Armstrong county, and I am ready to start drinking. I'm sure that no child wants to go to school let alone get their haircut for school. So other than that and a bunch of old people that is pretty much my week. I don't know if there is something going on at the senior center or at Walmart but they sure are getting done up. Oh I am getting quite excited for our firehall's summer picnic, I am in charge of games this year. So far I have... hot potato (kids), water balloon toss (kids), backyard bingo, pie eating contest, water pass, and bigfoot. All in all it should be fun, especially after everyone has a few beers in them.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

cataracts and love

So I took my Great Aunt up to get cataract surgery today. OMG please shoot me when I get to this point in my life. Such anxst and worry. Aunt T is 88 years old and blind as a bat. So when I go to pick her up this morning she informs me that she probably won't get to have the surgery because she thinks she messed up on one of her forms. So checking the form in question I come to find that she was to have her PCP fill out the form and she didn't. And as fate would have it, the Dr. was not in this morning. Taking our chances we proceeded to KH1 (ACMH hospital) she was admitted and asked to fill out the privacy act paper. Basically sign your name and print your birthdate. She signed then asked "what else" the lady told her "print your date of birth" Aunt T's reply was nothing... slight 10 second pause "Is that the day I was born?" ( I kid you not) The lady basically proceeded to ask her is Oct 9 your birthday? Why yes it is!!! Ok write it down. So she had the surgery and we go back to good old McGrann, where my Grandmother is waiting. I go over the eye drops and when to do them... blah blah... Do you think that 3 people 80+ could get the shit straight. NO they couldn't. If they didn't have something to bitch about I don't know what they would do. So anyways.... Today is my 9th wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband Brandon. We have now been together for 13 years!! We are staying in tonight due to the Steeler game being on and will go for dinner tomorrow night and he can pick out his gift.. A New Grill! Everyman's dream

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

oh kids...

So apparently the new thing for the youth football league is getting your number shaved in the back of your head. I was confronted by a few youngsters with this challenge yesterday and today. I prevailed pretty good even though I had never done such a thing. I can remember seeing this done back in the late 80's, but never thought it would be back in style again. So of course the first one that I did was the hardest number that you could do. 35. too much curvature and lack of experience made it a little difficult. But I did a pretty kicking job and even put a little line design underneath. The one that I did today was quite easier a 77. great straight lines and he wanted it big enough that I used the width of the clipper. Unfortunately I only have a pic on my cell phone as my camera wasen't working at the shop. Oh boy so I should probably brush up on some of this as I may have more of them soon!! Oh well youtube here I come.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So this has been a good weekend finally. Yesterday was a normal Saturday and I worked until 12 then went to the FUNERAL HOME!! Yes I go to Funeral Homes and do hair. I actually enjoy doing it and wouldn't mind if I could do this full time. Once you get past the fact that the person you are working on is dead, it's not bad at all. So after all that hubby, I, sissy, Dawson and Dave went to the Demolition Derby at the Dayton Fairgrounds. And I think we witnessed history that a woman won the derby, and she drove a pink car. Then this morning I awoke at 530 am and couldn't wait to get ready for FLEA MARKET!!! Rhonda, sissy and I went over to Youngstown , Ohio to the Four Seasons flea market. Although a little chilly we had a great time. I bought 2 Kate Spade knockoff purses,a bunch of produce, but my biggest purchase of the day was the bootleg dvd's that I got. It was almost like buying contraband , you are worried who is watching you , where it is from, and how it's going to be. I bought: wanted, dark knight, hancock, kung fu panda, sex and the city. for 20$. I would rather give the money at this point to some 60 yr old black man than to the money grubbing movie theaters. We took some pictures oh our way home at some skanky adult xxx place just for fun, in case you are wondering what the pic is about. Ok well Im getting tired and got to get up early again tomorrow to spend the day with Dawson (my nephew) and we will be housebound since my jeep is getting fixed. I shall resign for the evening and post again some other day. Ta ta.

Friday, August 8, 2008


so it is finally friday. i have had a smirnoff and got my nails done and now am eating my dinner. My day is complete. I will post a pic of my book purse for you (Rhonda the only person that reads this) a little later tonight.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Great balls of .....

So up up and away. I am feeling great and things are going my way. Tomorrow is FRIDAY! which really dosen't mean a whole lot to me, except I get to have my toe nails done!! Other than that nothing exciting happened, I went to work and watched "Harold and Kumar II" which is funny! But you have to watch the first one. Now Im at home and think I'll do a couple of book purses this evening. So I shall clean up my mess from dinner and "Get down to it". word to your mother.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So things are looking up

Finally things are starting to get better in my life. The jeep is waiting to get fixed with money in hand today, lost 1.6 lbs since last week, got some good bargains at the thrift store today, and am back in the crafting zone. I made a cool laptop case, and a book purse. Things are looking better and soon it will be the weekend and who knows what will happen. So wait and see!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

upward turn???

So I had a really crappy week as I previously mentioned. I found out on Wednesday afternoon that my cousin had died. I only have 2 cousins so this is why I guess this is so hard for me. We were by no means "close" (we only saw each other a few times a year) but a cousin is a cousin. I honestly thought .. Ok I'm not going to cry this is a sad situation but, I didn't cry at my Grandpa's funeral. Wrong. I used a pack of tissues. But it was a very nice service and we had a nice gathering at my Aunts house afterwards. I thought it was quite funny that instead of people bringing food they brought beer. Which was fitting cuz Todd liked his beer. So besides that Brandon and I went to a birthday party last night and some stupid lady hit the front bumper of my jeep. I have only had the dang thing a year and this is the 2nd time it has to be fixed, and neither of the times have been due to me. So that pretty much sums up my week and why Im in such a poopy mood. I am hoping that changes tomorrow since I have a massage in the morning. If not I give up.

Crappy week

So if you had not noticed I have not posted all week.. That would be to a really crappy past week. So I will post again when I have something better to talk about.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

old people and potato salad

So tonight I attended my first Nursing Home picnic. My husband's grandmother is in a local nursing home and they have a big family picnic. Well I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was about 75 people that attended, and they brought a banquet of delicious foods! You name is and it was there. The entertainment consisted of Dave and his keyboard. No , not Dave as in my brother-in-law but just some guy named Dave and his keyboard. Although Dave catered towards the older crowd I found him very enjoyable. He seemed to play alot of polka songs which thrilled me to no end. At one point Bernie ( mother-in-law) were doing the chicken dance. So I am now happily at home watching "Catch and Release" which I really like. On another note.. We had Community Yard Sales today. My big profit was about 33.00 . The crowd didn't seem to be so big this year. So that is the to-do for the weekend.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday night fun!

So tonight was interesting. I went and enjoyed a bunch of little kids playing t-ball. If you have never seen a t-ball game you should go. The kids do everything except play ball. Play with the dirt, look up at the sky, run around in circles, you name is and they're doing it. So then after the game my mother and I did a first. We went Dumpster Diving!! My neighbor passed away a few weeks ago and the family is throwing stuff out. My mom and I being the antique hunters decided we would venture over and see if we could find anything. I got 2 planters and mom got a top off of a bird bath and a basket. The sad thing is... we found a planter that easily could go for 50$ on ebay broke in half , which probably wasen't that way before they threw it in there. People are stupid and don't know what they are throwing away, so I am going to go diving every night till they get rid of the dumpster. You never know what you can find...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Reality TV

So I can honestly say that I don't like reality tv. With the exception of a few things. I have gotten quite obsessed with "The Deadliest Catch" and "Wife Swap". Tonights "Wife Swap" has a red neck Kentucky family with the submissive wife with 3 spoiled kids and a rude Mean husband, and a snob illinois think their smarter than thou who tell the new mom that she is less intelligent than most people. Who do these people think that they are??? I don't understand where these people get off acting like they are the "sch-nitz". Here is a description of the families from ABC.

Sam Myers
Illinois is home to the Myers, a family of ghost hunters who all have paranormal abilities. She swaps lives with Samantha (39), a working mom whose corporate job supports the family financially and who leaves all domestic and parental responsibilities to her stay-at-home husband, Shane (37). In fact Drew (19), Cassie (16), Ricky (14) and Thom (4) call their father "dad-mom," and he assumes all domestic duties, beginning his day in his wife's closet, picking out and ironing her clothes every morning to her exact specifications. The Myers kids have grown to be extremely self-sufficient. They don't have structured rules, but each of the children does chores around the house and contributes to the family in some way. Drew and Cassie both work and have paid the monthly household bills whenever mom and dad found themselves low on cash. Drew, Cassie and Ricky also pitch in to the care of their younger brother, Thom, because Samantha admits she's not a "kissy kissy" kind of mom.
Karen Sutton
A family from the backwoods of Kentucky, the Suttons have a traditional household where Karen (42) is the ultimate mommy-mom who devotes her entire life to keeping her coal-miner husband, Tommy (46), pampered and her daughters, Tiffany (18), Kaitlyn (13) and Lindsey (10), indulged. Tommy considers cooking, cleaning and child care woman's work and, while he's off working, he expects Karen to be doing just that. From the moment she wakes up to the moment she goes to bed she's cleaning, dusting, doing laundry and cooking full country meals. Karen considers her girls her best friends and goes to great lengths to please them by showering them with affection and gifts. They've never been asked to lift a finger. Tiffany even calls her mom's cell phone from her upstairs bedroom to request a drink or to have Karen come find her lost TV remote control.

Oh well this could be a long and drawn out blog if I keep going on that. So anyhow last night we played Softball and Kicked Arse!!!! B got a home run and I got a double and scored a run. Needless to say we won the game 16-4. The other team was just a bunch of crybabies. well Im going to go out for a walk with the puppy power, then hit the sack.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oh how I love the weekend.

So its Sunday evening about 8pm. I worked yesterday morning and have to say that other than the mass number of people that decided to show up at 1030 (when Im to quit at 1130) it wasen't bad. I still got out by a few minutes to 12. I came home and did a few little things then just plopped my big old butt down at the kitchen table and chilled on the computer. Mostly I played Ranch Rush. Brandon and I went for dinner about 9pm and home by 10. Today it was my week to sing at church. Things went very smoothly (our regular leader was on vacation) and personally I thought that we kicked some booty. After church I went to my frien Courtney's house and had a nice couple of hours with her, Jennifer, and Jodie whom I have all known for at least 20 years. Come to think of it that is a really scary thought that I have had friends for over 20 years. I guess that I am 30 but it is just a little scary. We all caught up on everyone's lives and had some laugh's, but then the subject always steered toward their children. I don't know I get tired of talking about kids. If they are present thats a different thing but when they aren't they still can't relax and take their minds off the little things. Oh well. Good food , good company, good afternoon. So now Im at home and enjoying the sound of my husband snoring on the couch. (NOT) but I am fully relaxed and watching Yoga for some odd reason. Hold on... Ok so I changed the channel and now am watching the deadliest catch. This show just makes me freaking hungry.. i want crab. So Im not sure what the heck is up for tomorrow. My friend Courtney and I may go down to the strip for some shopping!! That would be fun, but I still could use a day at home to get ready for the big yard sale day on Saturday. Ford Cliff Community Days. You gotta love a town that has Community Days. It's always plural but it's only one day.???? Well going to call it a day and play some Ranch Rush. My finger is really hurting today. I think I have arthritis in it or something. Cool so smell you later homies. word to your mother

Thursday, July 17, 2008

how have they live so long?

I often wonder how some people have lived as long as they have without having killed themselves by some stupid act. Case in point.. Olga. Olga is in her mid to late 70's married with grown children. Olga calls me last week wanting a perm so I set an appointment up for the next day. She never showed. Now this happens to be a common thing and I usually will not call unless I know that they will call and cancel if something came up. So yesterday Olga called again and asked "When is my perm appointment?" Pissed off I replied "Last Wednesday at 1pm." She proceeded to apologize and asked to reschedule, I told her to come in for 11am today, and told her to write it down. So after doing that she said "Ok I'll see you at 10am tomorrow" to which I again corrected her and told her 11. So a few hours later the phone rang again.."What time is my appointment tomorrow?" I told her again. "I wrote it down on a piece of paper , but I lost the paper." Seriously??? Where is her husband? He probably had died a few days ago and is rotting away in bed and she thinks he's taking a nap. So this morning what time does Olga show up???? 9:45am. Oh yes a whole hour and fifteen minutes early.Which ended up working out cuz I wasen't busy. But seriously people, there is no shame in Nursing homes. Things are quite busy lately, which I love because time goes by so quickly but then time goes by so quickly. Last night was the first night this week that I didn't have somewhere to be right after work. So I basically just sat on my ass and played "Ranch Rush" till 11pm. I then retired to bed to read my book of the moment "Candy Girl, a year in the life of an unlikely stripper" . I thought that it would be more exciting than it really is. (dissapointed frown) Can I just say that I am really liking the whole blog thing. I kind of thought that they were stupid but now it's just a cool way of venting. which if you think about it, saves money on beer at the bar and you don't piss people off by telling them your troubles. I think that is about it for today. Life Lesson for today: just because your not a janitor dosen't mean you not going to have to clean up someone's crap sooner or later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What up...

So I have always wanted to take the time to do this and so now I am. My name is Jill Strong. I am a married 30yr old from Ford Cliff, Pa!! I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 9 years. I own a Bernot's Beauty Salon in Ford City. I really like my job, although it is rather trying sometimes to balance everything. I have a dog and a cat (my boys) which I spoil to no end. I enjoy crafting, computering, and hanging with the P.S.S. (porch sitters society) in Ford City. I fully intend to keep this updated as much as possible. Ta Ta for now.