Monday, February 28, 2011

Racing Around.....

Hello girls, I just wanted to drop in and say hello! I got caught up on what you all have been doing ~ you gals have been busy too!!

We're running ragged here, cramming everything into just a few days & I am beat! I had to work today and I have to go in tomorrow & just a half a day on Wednesday & then I am done for the week!

I'm still feeling run down from being sick last weekend :/

That's about it, I'll be checking in tomorrow night! Not sure if I'll blog my emotions are all over the map & I'm just not feeling like it right now! But you never know I just might????

Love to all of you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Home For Pre-D.....

Mr. P flew out yesterday morning to hop into Billy's truck waaaayyyyy down in J-Ville to drive all the way back home to Massachusetts...yikes what a long day!

They made it back this afternoon. It was good ot know that they were home & hard to stay at work! I packed it in at about 2:30 I couldn't stand not seeing them so home I went!

And girls I got the biggest hug from that Marine of Mine!!!

I have a little time off while Billy is here, Nikky is taking some time to spend with her brother, life is good! He's home and I am going to cherish every moment...

Be back tomorrow, Love to all of you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lost Weekend.......

Yes, that's right! A lost weekend! I have been so sick all weekend long & I was so thankful to have today off for the President's Day Holiday!

I didn't do a darn thing all weekend, with the exception of just straightening up a bit on Saturday & Sunday morning, other than that I was snuggled up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea & my books!

Mr. P wasn't quite sure what to make it, I never take a time out, I didn't cook not one thing! I think he thought I was kidding on Friday night & when I told him if he wanted food he would have to do the marketing & then fend for himself I thought his eyeballs were going to hit the floor LOL! He's just a wee bit spoiled!

My trusty sidekick stuck to me like glue!

Our fella is back in from the Mojave & will be making his way home for pre-d leave. Mr. P will be flying out down to CLJ so that he can drive home with him!

I need to get to feeling better so that I can enjoy my time with him!

Well, that's about it for me...Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I Don't Feel Well...............

On Thursday night when I came in I was feeling like poopoo! Friday morning & whamo, I felt like I had been hit by a truck! I couldn't stop coughing & it hurt to stand up straight & walk just a few feet...hmmmm! I just started back on Remicade & sometimes that can cause respiratory problems, called my doctor. I was able to get an appointment in the afternoon, fever of 101.4, x-rays showed bronchopneumonia, off to the pharmacy & home with two different kinds of inhalers, antibiotics, & hydrocodone-tussin cough syrup!

I'm wiped out, I took a shower today & put on a nice new pair of P.J.s and I've been lounging around all day long!

Now, I'm heading off for a nap!

Hope you all have a nice weekend, see ya tomorrow!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oh HELLO Girls.........

Hello girls, it’s me, it’s me Bailey & I’m in charge tonight!!!
My poor mom has had a long hard week…I have had tummy trouble again for about a week and a half now & I don’t want to stay upstairs with her so she has been staying with me downstairs just in case I need to get out QUICK!!! And gals let me tell you we’ve had a few close calls! I have to be on a special diet & I think that it costs a lot of money ~ my dad just keeps telling me good thing you’re cute and your mom loves you to pieces ~ YIKES ~ I might bite him!
Anyway, I have been waking her up quite a bit and you know how she has trouble sleeping (she’s napping on the couch right now ;O ) she has been up early and working so late. On Tuesday her battery died and we went to go help her out. I was kind of mad because she wouldn’t let me go with her in her car ~ NO NO NO my car is all nice and new and clean WOOOF WOOOOOOOF to you too lady!
Now she doesn’t feel good, she keeps coughing (don’t tell her I told you this but she sounds a bit like a little yappy puppy & it’s making me crazy).
I decided to write her blog for her, I know that she misses all of you very much. After I finish up here I think I’ll make her a cup of tea. Dad knew that she wasn’t feeling well when she came in tonight with sandwiches, she never lets dad eat sandwiches NEVER~ HE WAS SO HAPPY!!
Well, I’m going to run, no really I don’t like to walk sometimes I prance like a horse but walking is not for me!!
Mom should be back tomorrow.
Bye Girls!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day...........


Sunday, February 13, 2011


Yup, I got nuttin'....I was busy all weekend, ran here there and everywhere! Washed one million loads of laundry :/ not really one million but it felt like it, prepared a few meals for the week. Ironed...doesn't it sound like loads of fun??!

I just sat down to try and get some work done that I brought home with me, I got a little bit done but just didn't feel like it ~ GRRR!

That's my day/weekend in a nutshell, not a whole lot to blog about today!

Maybe tomorrow will bring a new adventure, so until then...

Be Safe & God bless...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Birthday Month..........

These two sweeties celebrated a birthday this week, Billy & Bailey share the same birthday ~ how funny is that??!! February 8th...he turned 21 & she turned four.

This was the third birthday in a row that I didn't get to see my son on his special day! I tried calling him a few times but he doesn't really have great service out there in the Mojave Desert :? I left him a voicemail & told him that I didn't want the day to go by without wishing him a Happy Birthday. At 11:47pm my phone rang ~ my Marine YAY YAY YAY! It was a quick call, he was good BUSY BUSY BUSY he asked me to hold the phone to Ms. B's ear so that he could wish her a Happy B-Day ~ the look she gave the phone LOL!!

He will be heading out soon & then on home for his pre-d leave, as soon as I have the dates I'll throw together a 21st Birthday/ Deployment send-off bash for him!

Girls, I feel silly telling you all this but I have been crying all week heart is so heavy. I miss my son so much and do not want to see him go YOU KNOW WHERE...I know he has to & I know that he has been trained by the best but it doesn't make it any easier...Sorry to be such a bummer!

Oh, we also have one more special day to celebrate....

This gorgeous princess will be 27 on February 13th...she was born at 11:56pm on February 13th, when she was old enough to understand that her birthday & Valentine's day were only four minutes apart she was so mad with me & asked "mommy, why couldn't you keep "it" in for a few more minutes?" the "it" being her ~ LOL!

Too funny...I'll be seeing her on Sunday YAY YAY YAY!!!

Well, I'm going to scoot! Have a great night!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thinking Warm Thoughts......

It's been so cold here & I am so ready for the summer to get here...I want to wear my flip flops, capri pants, go the the beach, have hot dogs on the grill, go for a ride to the beach and get an ice cream cone, go to a baseball game....I WANT SUN I WANT 85 DEGREE WEATHER I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!

So let's all keep thinking those warm thoughts!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Love This Show....

Have you had a chance to see this new show, it's cute! Kind of silly & sappy...not a fan of reality shows. I usually watch the History Channel or QVC, now there's a schockr LOL!

I saw an advertisement for it and one night when I couldn't sleep and couldn't concentrate enough to read I found it on "On Demand" & now I am hooked!

So I'm off to go and make a cup of tea and get ready to watch a new favorite of mine!

Hope that you all had a great Monday!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gates of The City.....

Carne alantejna, espetada á madeirense, sopa a portuguesa, pudim flan, ferreira porto, ♥ comida portuguesa ♥

Translation...Marinated pork with potatoes and little necks, Madeira-style shish kabob served with Portuguese fries, rice and seasonal vegetables, Fresh vegetables, beef and chouriço soup, custard pudding, port wine, ♥ Portuguese Cuisine ♥

Last night we did something we haven't done for a long time, earlier in the evening we went to my cousins house for a little get together and after that Mr. P took me out to dinner!

We used to have Saturday Date Night every Saturday but somewhere along the way we just stopped! Mr. P likes to eat early, before the crowd gets there...the last time we went for dinner we were given the Early Bird Menu ~ UMMMMMM We'll have plenty of time for dining with the Early Birds Mr. P! Sorry but I don't want to go out to dinner at 3:45 in the afternoon :/ just sayin'!!

We stopped off at home to let Ms. B out & then we headed off to one of my favorite restaurants, Portas da Cidade or Gates of the City, it's not fancy by any means a lot of Portuguese restaurants have very ornate decor not this one. They have a very nice bar area and a big informal open dining room.

Portuguese food has become a favorite of mine, my mother-in-law is Portuguese her father was born on the island of San Miguel her mothers parents were born in Terceira so he grew up eating a lot of this delicious food! I have learned to make quite a few of his favorites but it's always nice to go out for dinner every now and again & the staff at this place is out of this world, so nice! The foo will knock your socks off!!!!

They give you way too much to eat and serve these wonderful little rolls called Pops, warm and crusty smothered in butter ~ OMG!!! I had to have one :-)... I only had a few bites of my dinner the pork with little neck clams because I was saving room for dessert, Pudim Flan a sweet custard that is covered in a carmel sauce that and an espresso with a shot of anise ~ can we say HAPPY HAPPY!

If you ever make it up to my neck of the woods I'll cook up a few things for you as for the breads we'll have to go the bakery early in the morning and get our Sweetbread when it comes out of the oven, get it home grill it up ~ MMMMM or a malasadas, delicious fried dough covered in sugar, GREAT WITH A HOT CUP OF COFFEE and our Pops to go with dinner!

Hungry yet????

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I've Got It Bad........

Hi Girls!!! I haven't been sick & I have missed my bloggy pals so much but honestly I have been too tired when I get in from work!

Mr. P's third shift job has really taken it's toll with regard to our sleep patterns....He comes home at 7:15am, heads off to the range is back by 11:00am has a bite to eat & heads off to bed...usually he's asleep by noon & he sleeps until 9:30 - 9:45!!! Gets up hops in the shower throws on his uniform and he's off! WOW 9.5 hours of sleep ~ GRRRR.

Meanwhile I am downstairs or on the computer trying to stay awake, I fight it & fight it and then when I can finally get into bed I am wide awake! Last week I tried staying in Billy's room, after a very in depth conversation with the mister "PLEASE DO NOT WAKE ME UP IF YOU SEE THAT I AM ASLEEP" I decided to just go to bed when I am tired, which meant trying to catch some ZZZZZZZssss in Billy's room....

Mr. P. ~ "LYNDA (shouting) are you asleep, are you going to come up here"

Lynda P. ~ "OMG, what is wrong with you, didn't we just talk about this!!!???? Please, I am having such a a hard time sleeping...we just talked about this!!! Didn't I ask you not to shout for me, not to wake me up, well?

Mr. P. ~ "Yeah, sorry, I just wanted to know if you were going to come up to bed."

Let's try this again, under no circumstances are you to stand at the top of the stairs or in the middle of our room & shout for me at almost 10:00pm at night!!! Don't do it!!

I have been running on no Remicade for almost 6 months, working LONG hours and getting about 3 hours of sleep a night if I am lucky...I'm not sure why but that man just can't seem to stand to see me sleeping! He's always been like that, but honestly I am at my wits end and he just isn't understanding!!! Sorry to whine but I am so damn tired, my eyeballs are bleeding (not really)...

This week, my new plan...

Honey, I am going to get my blanket & pillows and snuggle down on the couch, please do not shout for me PLEASE OR I WILL BLACKEN YOUR EYES!!!

I have been able to come in eat my dinner get cleaned up for bed and just relax...however, someone is still have trouble with DO NOT WAKE ME UP!!!

Mr. P. ~ "Hey, do you want this lamp left on?"


Mr. P. ~ "Want me to let her out one more time?"

Lynda P. ~ "Honestly, is there something wrong with you, I'm not trying to be a smartA$$ but seriously, why can't you just do as I ask? Can't you see that I am asleep, you know that I have been having such a hard time sleeping why do you continue to wake me up?"

Mr. P. ~ NO ANSWER....gets his cooler & heads out the backdoor ~ but not before shouting "GOODNIGHT, SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT" ~ followed up with a phone call which causes me to have to get up to answer the phone...


Mr. P. ~ "Don't forget to put your windshield wipers down in the morning..."

Lynda P. ~ "OMG, You must have a death wish $#@^^#@$**&&!!!! @#$% &*%!!!!

You won't be seeing me if you don't' stop waking me up because I am going to be checking into the Days Inn or the Loony Bin either way I'll get some much needed R&R!!!

So that's where I've been!!

Love & Hugs to all, do any of you have a spare room???