Sunday, June 15, 2014

Well, another random blog a year later. Beautiful day, birds are singing and I'm about to go off of my heart healthy diet and have real honest to god eggs! The hardest part of this diet is the sodium levels. Everything has way too much salt. I really, overall, haven't done badly on my diet.

Eggs are here. Time to eat!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

     Another attempt at blogging. All of the New Year's resolutions from my last blog are still alive and kicking. I've added learning to knit. Just finished frogging my last project and have started another dish cloth because my daughter asked for one. Easier to practice stitches that way
     I've been hooked on Netflix lately. Have a list of movies and TV shows I want to watch; old and new. Right now I'm watching Fringe, Bones, Angel, and Hemlock Grove.  My iPad has taken over my life and I love it! The conflict with my free, lazy time is "Do I watch my iPad shows or play my iPad games? OR do Ido crafts and listen to a podcast?"  Love the conflict!

Favorite podcasts right now?
 Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me (NPR)
Good Job Brain
Film Sack
Podcast History of the World
Film Vault

     Well, off to get white to eat & move laundry from washer to dryer.  Let's see if I blog more!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Well, it's a new year and I am once again going to try to blog more often. Using my iPad to type this so I'm going bit slow. Americn Pickers is on TV because I am too lazy to change the channel. Been listening to podcasts (a way with words is my favorite so far), playing words with friends (have yet to figure out how to get it working on my iPad), made a breakfast casserole, working on my blanket for Collin, doing laundry, did a ton of dishes, and thinking of new year resolutions. I've made a list. Actually I think it's the same list I posted a year or so ago, but I think most people have the same resolutions every year. If we actually achieved our resolutions, we wouldn't have to make them every year because we would be the type-A personalities who don't NEED to make them!

Anyhow, here are mine (so far): learn to play the piano, blog more, learn to cook, crochet more & finish projects, shop early for special occasions, clean office and create decent office/craft room, write more in general, do more outside activities & trips with family.

I think that's it for resolutions. Oh yeah, and learn ASL.

Well, off to do more laundry! See ya sson.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I,m back!

Wow! An update after, what? Two years? And i still have very little to say. I'm playing with my new iPad And I love it. Just having trouble navigating. It's partly old age and partly never ever using an apple product before. It's worth it...I can play games, keep up with twitter a little bit more, listen to music and podcasts, watch tv shows and on and on. Still have to figure out how to upload stuff here & other online spots.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions and Update.

Well, it's almost 2010 and time for New Year's Resolutions. I usually don't make them because I never keep them. But I thought I'd give it a try for the 1st decade of the 21st Century. Here goes:

1. Blog more often, even it it's just one sentence. (We'll see about this one!)

2. Finish all of my crocheting projects. And, hopefully, in a more timely manner. (Sorry Chrissie! I'm trying to finish before Collin goes to college!)

3. Clean out my office and then progress to the rest of the house. (Again, we'll see!)

4. Be prepared and shop ahead of time for holidays and special occasions. (This is a biggee for me!)

5. Write.

6. Cut down on smoking. (Another "we'll see".)

7. Post more, better, and more creative videos to you tube.

I guess that's it. At least they seem obtainable!

News from the Natali Household:

Ella has turned one (Nov 11) and Collin was born on Dec 5th. I now have 2 beautiful grand children and I couldn't be happier! They are both gorgeous geniuses. (or however you spell it) I now have a Facebook account and spend a lot of time in Farmville. Yes, I"m addicted!

Vito is having a lot of trouble with severe pain in this right shoulder and arm. We think we finally found a doctor who knows his butt from a hole in the ground, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that he can help.

We've been in the middle of a neighborhood crime spree. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving our house was broken into . They threw a brick through our dining room window and took off with my tennis bracelet, a jar of change, Vito's camera (with the pictures of Ella's birthday party in it), and Vito's vintage guitars. They tired to take our DVD player and TV, but we think something spooked them since they left them behind. The TV was swiveled out form its original place and the DVD player was found in our basement. My main fear when Vito called to tell me about the break-in was for our 2 cats. They were nowhere to be found and I was afraid they had either gotten out or the creeps who invaded us had hurt them. They finally came out of hiding about an hour or so after we got home.

Then, about 2 weeks later we had our tire slashed. And on December 17th someone tried to steal our car. They destroyed the steering column and took our radio. When they couldn't get the car started (anti-theft thingamajig) they slashed the tire. Our neighborhood has had a rash of these events, so I guess I shouldn't feet targeted. But I do!

I keep slowly uploading videos on you tube. Vito got me a flip type of camera for Christmas. I like them because they are smaller and less obvious than my regular video camera.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season and I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL New Year!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a short note to show I’m still around. I’ve been off work since Sept 18th and go back to work tomorrow, October 1st. Decided that, since I missed August completely, I should post something here for September!!
We usually go to the beach in September, which is why I had such a long vacation, but Vito has really bad pain in his right arm. The idiot doctor he was going to wasn’t paying attention to what Vito was telling him about the nature of his pain. Vito will not be going back to him, but at least he got a consult for an EMG exam. I’ve been saying all along he needed a neurologist, not an orthopod!

We are going over to Brian & Mallory’s for dinner tonight since Brian had to work on our regular Monday night family dinners. I’ve gotten to see our Ella 3 times this week, counting tonight! YAY.

I have to get moving on Chrissie’s baby shower. I want to at least get the invitations out!!! (I’m so lazy)

We spent 3 days last week with my baby sister Josie in Amish country. They have a nice house and a nice hunk of land. I put a video of their horse Amos playing in the horse pen. We had a really great time. I bought an Amish style bonnet for Ella and a crochet trimmed bib and receiving blanket with crocheted booties for Colin who is due in December.

Well gotta go. Will try to post more often. (I know, I know, you just can’t WAIT for me to post again!)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Heard the locusts for the first time tonight. I love it when the crickets & locusts chirp. Or buzz, or whatever they do. I find it very restful.
We went to a confirmation party today and they had the BEST roast beef. I ate 2 sandwiches which is unusual for me. At least in one sitting!

I’m going downstairs and scrounge up something to eat. (It’s been awhile since the roast beef!) I figure since we’ve fed the cats, the crabs, the fish, and the local birds it’s time for us!!