Saturday, August 27, 2005

28 days till we cruise

I have everyone's certified birth certificates, and my marriage certificate to prove my name change. If we were cruising in 2006, we would have all needed passports, so I'm glad the cruise is happening sooner rather than later. I should probably look into getting them in the next year or so anyway as I'd like to visit Buffalo in the next couple years, and what's a trip to Buffalo without visiting the Canadian side of Niagra Falls? But, I'm glad I didn't have to shell out all the money for them for this trip.

As it is, I've got about 1/2 the money we'll need for extras (gratuities, gas to get to LA, hotel stay, shore excursions, etc.) I'd have more than 1/2, but B decided he wanted a new digital camera. Well, not exactly new - we bought it on ebay. I can't remember which one he decided on - but it was about 1/2 as much as the Nikon D70 we had been talking about getting for over a year. I guess this means we won't be getting a D70 anytime soon, but that's okay.

Spent $40 yesterday and didn't fill the tank of the Caravan. ouch. When we bought the van in May gas was $2.17/gallon. Last night I filled up at $2.56 and that was only because I bought it with a Wal-M*rt card and saved .03/gallon! It was $2.63 at most stations around us. I'm trying to drive as little as possible, but there's nothing within walking distance here unfortunately.

We're going to the Diamondbacks game with the boys tomorrow afternoon. It'll be our second game this summer and the boys are very excited. I bought a bag of peanuts to take with us, and I've frozen some bottles of water to take as well. I'll throw some more snacks in my purse for them, and we'll probably get some cotton candy while we're there. Baseball bores me, but I like to watch how excited the boys get.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Places Meme

Think about what cities or towns you've lived in (not just visited) in your life, and post them in your journal: (from HarshBetty's blog)

Buffalo, NY
Tonawanda, NY
Rochester, NY
Amherst, NY
Syracuse, NY
Buffalo, NY (again)
Humble, TX
Broken Arrow, OK
Metairie, LA
Slidell, LA
Waukesha, WI (2 houses)
Tonawanda, NY
Waukesha, WI (house / then apartment)
West Allis, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Phoenix, AZ
Apache Junction, AZ
Mesa, AZ (actually never moved from Apache Junction, but the post office re-drew the postal lines and so changed my city)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Cyborg Name

M.E.L.A.N.I.E.: Mechanical Electronic Lifeform Assembled for Nocturnal Infiltration and Exploration

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wedding day

Wedding day
Originally uploaded by mellyrose.

August 8, 1997

August 8, 1997

August 8, 1997
Originally uploaded by mellyrose.

From my wedding day

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


We got the confirmation from the travel agent today - our cruise is a done deal!!! I didn't want to believe it, but DH's company pulled through and really delivered on what was promised. Yea!!!

7 glorious days on a ship . . . no cooking, no cleaning, free child care, pools, lots of food . . . what more could I want?

We leave in 47 days!

Need to find DH's birth certificate, and get a copy of N's - and then all that is left is packing.

Woooo Hooooooooo
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