About Me

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Missouri, United States
A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Kitten

Just a quick post to show you my new kitty who adopted me in the parking lot of work last night. :)

Isn't she adorable????

Friday, September 5, 2008

Me, Myself, and I -- Post One Too!

Since Kelly asked so nicely....;)

1. What time did you get up this morning?

12:30 pm

2. Diamonds or pearls?


3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Mamma Mia

4. What is your favourite TV show?

Good Eats

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?

Chocolate Malt Ovaltine

6. What is your middle name?


7. What food do you dislike?

Not big on beef liver

8. What is your favourite CD at moment?

Black Rebel Motorcyle Club (BRMC) - Baby 81

9. What kind of car do you drive?

Honda Civic

10. Favourite sandwich?

Arby's Chicken Salad

11. What characteristic do you despise?


12. Favourite item of clothing?

A really good bra. :D

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

Amsterdam or Paris

14. Favourite brand of clothing?

Lane Bryant

15. Where would you retire to?

No clue

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?


17. Favourite sport to watch?


18. Furtherest place you are sending this?

No clue

19. Person you expect to send it back first?

Who knows?

20. When is your birthday?

March 9

21. Are you a morning person or a night person?


22. What is your shoe size?


23. Pets?

Two dogs and one cat

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?


25. What did you want to be when you were little?


26. How are you today?

Still sleepy

27. What is your favourite sweets?

Ice Cream (French Vanilla)

28. What is your favourite flower?

White Roses and Daffodils

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?

March 27 (DH's birthday...he hates getting older and I love rubbing it in LOL)

30. What is your full name?

Aleyna Lynn Fair

31. What are you listening to right now?

BRMC - Baby 81

32. What was the last thing you ate?

A Nature Valley Nut Bar

33. Do you wish on stars?


34. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?

Royal Blue

35. How is the weather right now?

I haven't looked outside yet. ;)

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today?


37. Favourite soft drink?


38. Favourite restaurant?

Melting Pot and every Brazilian steakhouse I've been to.

39. Real hair colour?

Light/medium brown

40. What was your favourite toy as a child?

My Little Ponies

41. Summer or winter?


42. Hugs or kisses?


43. Chocolate or Vanilla?


44. Coffee or tea?


45. Do you want your friends to Post you back?


46. When was the last time you cried?

Day before yesterday

47. What is under your bed?

One of my dogs

48. What did you do last night?


49. What are you afraid of ?


50. Salty or sweet?


51. How many keys on your key ring?


52. How many years at your current job?


53. Favourite day of the week?

Monday (Only full day off from work)

54. How many towns have you lived in?


55. Do you make friends easily?

I don't think so

56. How many people will you send this to?

Anyone who reads my blog

57. How many will respond?

No clue

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

To Be or Not To Be?

I'm not sure if I should be proud of this or not?

70% Geek

Created by OnePlusYou - Free Dating

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cat's Out of the Bag

Well, the cat's out of the bag re: Monopoly. I got up this morning when DH did and started stitching when he left. He wasn't supposed to come home!!! But, of course, he did. :( And saw what I was stitching. :(( He was surprised and gratified to see me stitching it. At least now I can add it into my regular rotation for stitching and don't have to try and find time to sneak on it. LOL

I worked on Blue Moon Faery some this weekend. I've gotten about 800 stitches done in it so far. Of course, the picture has turned out blue/green. LOL It is stitched on 28 ct Antique White evenweave.

I really like this one. When it is done it will look like:

Needless to say, I've got quite a bit of stitching left to do. LOL

In non stitchy news, I've been to the doctor. I gave him a list of about 20 problems I've been experiencing.

  • Constant Headache. I cannot remember the last time I did NOT have a headache. The strength varies, but they are always there.
  • Tightness/Pain in Neck, Shoulders, Back
  • Pain in most major joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, hips) and minor as well (fingers/toes)
  • Weakness in limbs. Sometimes fine and then comes on suddenly
  • Loss of feeling in extremities (both hands and feet)
  • Jaw pain from TMJ and grinding teeth
  • Inability to gain rest no matter how long I sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sudden chest pains. Usually located on the left side of the chest between breast and sternum.
  • Stiffness (all day, but especially upon waking)
  • Shortness of breath/inability to catch a full breath without pain
  • Cold hands/feet
  • Sudden dull pain under rib cage on both sides
  • Loose stool/diarrhea after many meals. Same occasionally even if having not eaten
  • Depression worsening
  • Vacillating between no appetite and inability to get full
  • Hurts to blink sometimes
  • Occasional blurred vision
  • Soreness in arms

We decided to change my anti-depressant and work out from there. We switched me from Zoloft (which worked well the first time I took it) to a new one called Pristiq. He told me it was fast acting, but I didn't think he meant I would be able to tell a difference in less than 24 hours! And I have. Things are much much better right now. I am still having some of the symptons listed, but no where near as many. And for that I am very very very glad. :D

I also fell at work on Saturday night. I was walking down the stairs and missed one (I think) and fell down the last 3 or 4 steps. I didn't twist my ankles or hurt anything but my feet. It seems like I bruised my right foot and twisted my left big toe. Both are still quite sore today, but they are better.