Thursday, February 28, 2008

For Now

I have been using an exercise dome for the past couple of weeks. I still haven't figured out how to balance on it yet. I use it for crunches, push ups, leg lifts, to get myself fit physically. I find myself exhausting myself just trying to keep upright on it, it's kind of humorous. I'll keep at it, try to gain balance and work out on it. or it'll be used as a dust collector.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Not much going on, mostly watching TV, doing crosswords, downloading music, reading to pass the time. Definitely in the throes of winter right now. Each day seems cold, dreary. I keep watching the weather report hoping for a slight change, but nothing that makes me want to venture out. The weekend forecast looks promising, so I just might do something more than lounge around. I should get to the laundry, seeing I have a good pile going, that will give me something to do tomorrow. The UPS delivery guy has been busy leaving notes on my mail box so I will be stopping there after work to get most of my purchases. Tonight theres plenty to keep me occupied on TV tonight and tomorrow so I will be a couch potato.

Monday, February 25, 2008


The roads seem to be hazardous lately. Avoiding speed demons, fleeing criminals, semi-trucks, and now potholes. They are everywhere. This morning on the way to work along Puetz Road I came upon five vehicles lined up on the side of the road, all of them fixing flat tires. An odd sight at 6:00am (or any time for that matter). A little further down the road a police car with lights flashing was parked in front of a huge pothole. Traffic was reduced to one lane. One more thing to contend with on a daily basis. It's like one big obstacle course.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


"Where dreams come true. Across the miles and over the years, you'll always remember this Certifiable Magical Moment from the Walt Disney World Resort." Awarded to the Galligan Family on February 24, 2007 by Mickey Mouse. Definitely a day I'll remember always. Opening the Magic Kingdom was a magical moment. I still have some of the pixie dust. I dedicate this to all my family and friends who make each moment I spend with you truly magical and memorable.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


It's the weekend. I've been out to the book store and stopped for some groceries, now I'm going to watch some movies on TV and lounge a while. Last night, I went out to The Bottle on KK for Steve's birthday. I met up with Kim, Jody, Janet, Leah, Tracy, Gary, and Nancy, along with some of Steve's friends to have an impromptu celebration. It was fun to break out of the routine for a few hours. Got a few tips on places for good fish frys and burgers, I'll have to check them out. I'm doing rather well, feeling great, it's all good. Now I'm off to the couch for my movie marathon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Order Confirmation

My new phones arrived today, I'm waiting on the speaker stand for my Zune, an electric razor, and some clothes I ordered. It's too easy to spend money online. I've been updating electronics and supplementing my wardrobe lately. I'm in the process of redoing my living room, need new curtains for the finishing touch. I haven't found any I am interested in buying though. I like online shopping. There's always something shiny and new to purchase.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Enough With The Cold Already

If it's not snowing, it's freezing out. It makes for a trying winter. Everyone you talk to has had it with the weather. I watch the forecast on the news every night, looking for moderation. So far, nothing. Venture out when you can, curl up on the couch when you can't. Seems to be how the days and nights are going lately. I do like warm weather, it'll be here soon enough, I'm glad I can tolerate winter and look forward to spring.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Enough with the Precipitation Already

I've reached my limitations with the snow/rain/sleet and winter now. First off, the roof of the apartment is leaking again, the plaster on the ceiling and wall of my living room is damaged and falling. Secondly, on the way to work this morning I hydroplaned through two different lagoons to get to the office. Surprisingly the parking lot wasn't flooded. I'm pretty much over the cold temperatures too. I hibernate enough the way it is. Only 32 more days and it'll be Spring.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lake Drive Literally

Another storm. This one is bringing tons of rain, sleet. The sewers are backed up along Lake Drive and the road is flooded the entire block in front of the apartment building. There is a heavy loader out there moving snow and ice to clear the sewers. I've been watching the action from my window. I don't feel like venturing out today. I've baked some cookies, been watching an ANTM marathon on MTV and loading music on the Zune. It's a good day to lounge about.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Lion Roars

I just returned from seeing The Lion King. Very impressive. I completely enjoyed the show, it was done very well. I'm glad I got tickets. I had a really good time with Erin, we went to lunch prior to the show, then were entertained. The imagery, creativity, music, and story were breathtaking. The crowd went wild after the show ended. It makes me want to see more Disney Broadway productions. I stopped on the way home and filled the tank up with gas and bought some essentials and now I can settle in for the evening and tomorrow since the next winter storm will be pushing through with rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. I won't be going anywhere.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Tonight I am having a nice peaceful evening even though I am excited. Tomorrow I am going with Erin to see the Broadway production of The Lion King. I'm silently roaring. I bought tickets way back in September. It's been a long long wait for me but I am finally going! I received email notification of Light the Night registration will be taking place in March. Team MattAtomic will be an active participant for the event in September. I hope you all will join me in the walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma again. I will post details as they become available. I'm off to the couch to silently roar for the evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I was speaking with a friend today whose Father has cancer and is terminal and it got me thinking about what I danced with, how lucky I am to be where I'm at, and how grateful I am for the people in my life who give to me so much whether they realize it or not. I can live and breathe and feel and the world is colorful and the future is wide open for me. Having cancer hasn't defined me, but defined life and all that it holds and I know what and who is important to me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Well the snow came as predicted. The drive to work wasn't too bad, but as the day progressed the roads got worse. I watched a car spin out and end up on top of a snow bank in the industrial park where I work. Good thing I have 4 wheel drive on the Jeep. The ride home took twice as long as normal, but I didn't have any problems. By the mailbox in the lobby of the apartment building was a package from the Disney Cruise Line, but it wasn't addressed to me. My neighbor is going. I'm going to have to talk to him. The package brought back some good memories. Now if only it would stop snowing.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Either Cold or Snow

Today it is cold. Tomorrow it is Snow. This winter is proving to be one of the junkiest ones I can remember. I like the diversions I have along the way to distract and occupy me until the weather changes. I stopped by Mom and Dad after work for dinner. Tonight reading and TV don't interest me. I have other things on my mind and it doesn't involve the cold or the snow.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Good Weekend

I'm home. I had a very good time up in the Dells. Lots of food, drink, and conversation, plenty of rest and relaxation. The water park was fun, despite the fact they pulled an unconcious man from the wave pool and a woman fell and hurt her leg. The casino kept me entertained, my money played both nights and I walked away with a small profit. Now I need a nap from the trip back. At one point just east of Johnson Creek, there was a mile stretch where the wind, blowing snow and ice had cars in the ditch and all over the road. Made it through with no problem and glad to curl up on the couch and rest for the remainder of the day.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Winter Camp In

Heading up to the Dells for the annual Winter Camp In at the Wilderness on the Lakes. After all the snow, and a busy work week, I'm looking forward to some relaxation. Enjoy the weekend, I'm enjoying mine.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Snow pt 2

The snow definitely piled up today. For a while this morning it looked like the storm was not as intense as predicted, but things changed around noon. White out conditions along the lake. I stayed home from work, did laundry, cleaned, read, watched TV. I'm glad I didn't have to go out in the storm. It's still raging outside, it should slow down in the next hour or two. I'll curl up on the couch and watch it from the windows again tonight.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


The storm is moving in, the snow is flying. Conditions are perfect for over a foot of snow before it moves out. I am going to settle on the couch and watch it from the window. Complaining about it isn't going to change the forecast, so I'll make the best of it, have food and drink and TV to keep me occupied. Feeling pretty good this cold wintery evening.

Monday, February 04, 2008


I finally received the tax forms from my insurance for the long-term disability payment I got in January 2007. That means I can file my taxes. I hope to get a return this year, last year I had to pay. Any money will go into my travel fund. I have done laundry and dishes, now going to lounge on the couch and watch TV. Looks like there's another storm heading this way, the snow keeps piling up and winter continues.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Winding Down

Sunday late afternoon. Going to take a nap, had dinner by my parents with Tim and Julia, and Michael. Spent the night out by Kim's, we went out for dinner and rented some movies. Stayed up late talking. I came home this morning, did some reading, the over by Mom and Dad. Superbowl is on tonight, so I just might watch to catch the commercials, we'll see. I had to kill a wasp in my apartment this morning, not sure where it came from, but I don't like the fact that it was inside. Tomorrow it's back to the routine.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Running around

Been keeping myself busy lately. Was out the door early this morning, grocery shopping. I'm loading music on the Zune, creating playlists. Met up with Doug for a quick lunch and will be heading out to Kim's house for the night. I cringe every time there's snow in the forecast, but I'll get through it, it is February already. Tomorrow I plan on doing some laundry and some reading, there's another ANTM marathon on that I will probably watch also.