Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Butterflies and Hurricane Sandy...

Here is is 0926 on Tuesday.....And I have yet to go home from working yesterday starting at 0630....Due to the lovely Sandy.

I am essential personnel here in Fairfax. I am a 911 Dispatcher so I have to report no matter what.  SO needless to say I really miss my husband and my dog... Well mostly just the dog... J/K (not really)

Yesterday was not all that bad at work because people actually listened to everyone and did not leave their house unless needed. Until the wind picked up around 530ish...When all the trees decided to fall on top houses. Luckily no one was injured.  With all the power outages, trees down and water it go extremely busy up until we were relieved at 1900. (7pm) But since the county was closed we got double time!!

I decided to keep myself safe and stay at a hotel overnight instead of heading home since I had to be back here at 0630. I probably could have made it home but I did not want to take that chance. We stayed at the Hyatt Fair Lakes. Ir is pretty nice. And I got my own room with a KING SIZE BED!! I was kinda excited to have a entire bed to myself. No hubby or dog trying to take my side or even my place.  But then again I didn't have my husband or dog... 

With all the rain and wind it was hard at first to fall asleep. It was mad windy on the 12th floor.. Others who stayed in the hotel said the hotel moved.  I guess I was so tried I didn't even feel it.  The up at 0500 to go back to work and do it all over again. Hopefully now that the storm is getting weaker we will not be as busy. Just dealing with the aftermath of it all.....

Until next time....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Look what I got!!!

So thanks to Nikki Dee over at Aussie in the USA and Michelle over at Besaw for who you are I have been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award

Here are the Rules:
- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
- They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.
- They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
- They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag with less than 200 followers.
- These lucky bloggers must be told.
- There are NO TAG BACKS.
11 things about myself:
1. I am a 911 dispatcher in Northern VA
2. My Husband and I have the same birthday. 
3. My Dad is my hero.
4. I am obsessed with reality tv. Don't judge.. lol 
5. I am a true crime junkie! Books, ID, TruTV, A&E you name it! 
6. I am a trivia Queen! 
7. I love to dance. 
8. I would do anything and everything to help a friend. 
9. I LOVE Purple! Anything and Everything....
10. I am extremely shy. 
11. I am a founding member of my sorority at the college I went to. 
 Questions/Answers to Nikki Dee:
1. What is the farthest you have traveled from home? ~ Hawaii 
2. If you could be 1 celebrity for a day who and why? ~ Victoria Beckham I mean she is married to the hottest man alive! lol

3. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? eg: baked, mashed etc ~ Mashed

4. What is your favorite movie quote? ~ "
So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday". From the Notebook
5. What song makes you cry? ~ Always on my mind Willie Nelso

6. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.  ~ Gracie a Shih Tzu whom I adore!!

7. If you could travel somewhere right now where would it be? ~ Anywhere with a beach

8. Last thing you drank. ~Water
9. Last time you danced on an actual dance floor. ~ August 25th

10. If you could play a musical instrument, what would it be? ~ Drums 
11. Describe yourself with a colour. ~ Purple

Questions/Answers for Michelle:
1. Who means the most to you? ~ My husband
2. What is your number 1 goal right now? ~ Lose Weight so I can have a healthy pregnancy 
3. What is your occupation? ~ 911 Dispatcher 
4. Hobbies? ~ Reading, Scrapbooking and being with my family
5. Pets? ~ Yes I have a Shih Tzu named Gracie
6. What is a current struggle? ~ Not to be so negative
7. What do you love about yourself? ~ My heart. I care Way to much for things
8. What is something you want to work on about yourself? ~ I want to be happier in life
9. Who is someone you miss? why? ~ My Sorority Sister Nic. She lives in NJ and I am in VA
10. What is something you cant live without? ~ My Iphone
11. What are your talents? ~ I am AWESOME at random trivia and an awesome dancer.. lol 

Questions for my Nominees
1. If you could do high school over again, what would you do differently? 
2. What is your favorite movie? 
3. If you could live in any state, which one would you choose? 
4. Who is your favorite band or artist? 
5. What is your favorite holiday and why? 
6. If you could marry anyone who would it be? 
7. If you were on a deserted island what 3 things would you want with you?
8. What one store would you max out your credit card? 
9. Do you have a favorite sports team? 
10. What is your favorite animal? 
11. What is your favorite dessert? 

My Nominees (Everyone else has already done it.. lol) So only 4  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Busy Weekend

WOW we had a busy weekend...

Started off with a get together with some of Steve's hockey teammates for poker and just a fun evening hanging out, Once we got to their beautiful house. I go into the kitchen only to find out I went to HS with his wife. What a small world... We had a great time hanging out and enjoying the company.

Then on Saturday, Steve and I headed to Old Town so I would know how to get to the brunch I was going to the next day. We decided to take our dog as well just to let her enjoy a ride in the car. But she is good in the car but is always trying to get to the window so she can stick her head out. But that involves her going back and forth between my lap and the window. Once we got to the restaurant and I knew where I was going we headed back. We took the scenic route back through the GW Parkway along the Potomac River. It was a BEAUTIFUL day and we stopped to let the devil dog run around a bit. We were hoping she would tire out and leave us alone once we got home (She has been extremely needy and has to be ONTOP of me at all times. She also has decided to revert back to being a puppy and gets into and tears things apart once we leave her alone in the house) However this worked for only so much... She slept once we got home but once Steve was getting ready to go to his hockey game she was wide awake..

Then I went with my dad to celebrate a friends Birthday at Champs. Steve met us up there after his hockey game. The daughter of one of our friends has a crush on Steve. So he decided to embarrass her by sitting next to her. She is 11 and she turned BRIGHT red. After a while she calmed down and was not even bothered by him sitting there.  It was a riot. In years past whenever we meet up she would follow him around like a puppy. It is so cute. We then went to their house for cake. They have an adorable shih tzu and poodle mix named Reece. I almost stole him. We played with him for a bit and then we went home.

Then Yesterday I headed down to Old Town Alexandria to meet up with some Alumnae of my sorority for brunch at Chadwick's. It was a wonderful time to meet up with new and old sisters. However on a funny note, there were supposed to be about 10 of us and when I arrived there were already several people there. But we soon figured out we were two different parties that they sat together.  Both of the parties were under Rebecca and they only had one reservation. Luckily it was easy to split the tables and everything worked out. It was a wonderful brunch and I enjoyed meeting new sisters from other universities.

Overall I enjoyed my weekend. Usually we just sit home and do nothing. I like that we got out and did things... <3>

Until Next Time.......