Tuesday, April 29, 2008

6 months!!

Till my birthday!! Don't you all love it!

Happy birthday to my sorority mom, Tara O'Dell!

Monday, April 28, 2008

I can still see!

I know. Funny post title. I went to the eye doctor today and I still have 20/20 vision. No glasses for me yet! I am loving that. This is my last week of class, so it is an important one. I am READY for summer to be hear. Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Short post, but important

HAPPY Brithday Grandma Rittenhouse!! She turned 83 today. I love you!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Smart thoughts please!

So today is the last big test in Organic Chemistry. I am doing well and I am hoping to get a B. It might be a stretch. This is a super hard class. Wish me luck.

Another week more to do.........

So another day same mounds of stuff to do. I have been busy and since the semester is winding done things are getting busier. Gotta get off here and do homework. Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I wish I was rich..........

So I could afford tons of plane tickets. Today is Region Weekend in KC. I wish I could have went. I miss the DZs there. I did so to the Hartford Panhellenic Lunch today. I had the opportunity to meet some established DZs in the area.
Happy Birthday Missy!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Jen V and Dana

Happy birthday to one of my favorite sorority sisters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it is a great one. I miss you!!

Dana, I know yours was yesterday. I hope it was a good one!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Moving right along...

School is going. The goal for the semester is to pass all of my classes. So far I think it is going to happen. I think that I might retake genetics in the fall. I know I can do better.

I am a fluff friends addict (on Facebook). I need help. Maybe if I spent less time on face book and more time studying I would do better!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Back from Illinois

It was great to see my extended family again. I also got to meet my cousin's fiance. They are too cute for words. Well here is a picture of my grandparents. Aren't they cuties!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful grandparents!

They are celebrating 60 years together!! I love them to pieces and wish that I saw them more often. I am on my way to Illinois for their party. I can not wait.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April is here!

Well, I would say bring on the showers, but they never stopped. I wish it would warm up a bit because walking in cold rain to go to your classes at UConn is the PITS!! Still hoping for flip flops!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Where did the time go?

March is over with?? I hate it when the time flies by. But I guess I should be used to it since I am too bust most of the time!! I hope everyone had a great March and I hope we all have a great April.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Region 1 Region Day!

So today I spent the day at UConn with about 120 Delta Zetas from the Northeast. I had a busy day leading a session and running the DZ design table, which I spent entirely too much money. IT was great to catch up with people and spend time with Casey and baby Harry!! What a fun day with the girls.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Where is the warm weather?

I know that I live in the Northeast, but there is a huge part of me that is ready for Spring. Bring on the warm weather so I can wear flip flops!! So much ran and it isn't even April yet!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Goodbye to the good old Mac!

Today was the last day for our Macaroni Grill. I will miss that place. I love the make your own pasta. Chris and I went for our last meal. I think we were actually their last customer. The manager gave us a free bottle of wine. I will just have to add the Mac Grill to my list of restaurants to eat at when I travel.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Update from the Doctor

Well I went to the rheumatologist today. We are to about the half way point as to were she wants my medicine levelt o be. Thngs are looking up and I am starting to get wrinkles on my finger again. YEAH!! The swelling is going down. I hope one day my finger will be back to normal. I think that I will always have to take the arthritis medicine though. My immune systems counts are still high, I hope tht they start to come down. The docotr keeps mentioning the,, so I think it is important that they change.

Monday, March 24, 2008

School, School, School

It is back to the grind. It is kind of sad that I have to work again. It was great having a week off from all of my stresses. I spent the day trying to line up my plan of attack for all of the things I have to complete for the rest of the semester. There I just stated how anal I am with my lists. Oh Well. Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Visiting Missouri

Well I am back from ym trip to Kansas City. It was great to see friends, family, and even coworkers. I have several people that mean the world to me. I think one of the greatest things about coming home is that I get to eat at some of my favorite places. I LOVE Sonic and their lemon berry slushes. So glad to have one. Plus Pizza Shoppe, Rancho Grande and even the nachos at Tanner's. It was good to see everyone and have some good eats!

Time to get back to work :-(

Thursday, March 13, 2008

DZ is keeping me busy

It is still spring break and I am doing what i can to keep busy. I have tons of emails to get out and items to check off my list. I have also spent some time studying, but it is nice not to have to go to school. Why did I decide to do this again?? CRAZY me!! I have to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. What am I passionate about?? Stay tuned time will tell.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Time to be productive

Well, Spring break is here!! No classes to go to this week. I feel great. I got all of my errands done this weekend. I am REALLY looking forward to crossing off things from my too do list. This is going to sound crazy, but I felt so accomplished after I finished the grocery shopping today....Does that mean I am old?? Off to do more things!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Very sad news.........

Well today we found out for sure that the Macaroni Grill near our house is closing on March 26th. Is there something wrong with wanting to eat there everyday!! I know, I can't afford to do that!! But I am telling you it soounds like a great idea!! I love the Mac Grill and am going to miss it dearly.

On a side note, I did find out that the closest Sonic is New Jersey!! YEAH!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Test time is here

This has been a stressful week. It is as my professors think that we need to be tested before we go on Spring Break.....Crazy people. I took my second Organic Chemistry exam today. I got a B!! Very exciting. I seems to be improving. I really hope to get a B in that class. Things are are looking good.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Old Man!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

What a way to ring in March...

So who wants to make fun of me....This weekend I watched all 12 hours of Anne of Green Gables, along with Dirty Dancing. It was almost like I was reliving my childhood. I forgot how great it is to watch movies that you know all of the words to. It was very comforting for me as I was doing things. I love to multitask with a good movie. Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Baseball time is here!!!

The Spring Training games have officially began. The Red Sox has exhibition games against Boston College (W 24-0) and Northeastern University (W 15-0) on Thursday. Last night was the first preseason game against the Twins (W 8-3). So the Red Sox are undefeated.


Anyway, I live with a Red Sox fan and we watched the preseason game last night. Darn NESN (New England Sports network) plays them a lot of them. Wish me luck!! Baseball is started....I may go crazy!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

News from the Doctor

So today was the follow up appointment for the Rheumatologist. My xrays and blood work came back. I found out that all of the joints in my hand and wrists are swollen. My lovely immune system is attacking my joints. We are starting me on medicine. I will me starting methotrexate this weekend. I have to take one 10 mg dose a week. Every two week I get a blood test. If the tests are OK, they want to slowly raise my dosage to 20mg. I will also have an phone call every two weeks with the doctor, as well as an appointment once a month. My doctor is great. Wish me luck.

Three years can you believe it??

Well it is official. Chris and I have dated for 3 years. We celebrated tonight by going to my favorite steakhouse. It was also our Valentine's dinner, since it had to be postponed due to my pneumonia. We had a GREAT time. The food was great. Hope everyone had a great day!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


It is snowing beautifully hear in CT today. As lucky as I am UConn cancelled classes. I don't have to leave the house today. I will probably head out later when Chris and I go to the Laundromat!! How exciting is that for a Friday night! have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nothing really exciting happening....

All I am doing is working on getting rid of my cough, taking classes, teaching classes, working, and doing DZ stuff. I know, I have too much going on. No birthdays to report this week. Sad huh? Well I hope everyone is dealing with this extra winter. I am ready for spring!!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Birthday Mom!! And Jennifer Carter!! I hope you both have a great birthday! Chris and I are going out later in the month for our 3 year anniversary/Valentine's day (due to my sickness) . We are going out for steak!! woo hooo!! Have a day full of love everyone!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Haircut day!

I tried to hold out, but Oreo needed a haircut sooooo bad. I took her to the groomer today and she looks great!! I love my puppies.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I am so sick again...

I am home from IL, we all had a great time. It was good to see both sets of my grandparents. I love my hometown!! Here is picture of my sister and I at the party.

So I got sick (thanks UConn DZs). I have pneumonia, which I managed to give to my mom and my sister. I went to the doctor and got meds. Hope to be better soon. I hate being sick.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Time for a party

So happy birthday to Alisha Jack!! Also happy birthday to my Grandma tomorrow. Shirley Henninger turns 80 tomorrow and the whole family is flying to IL for a suprise party. Have a blast Grandma!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

What a busy month....

Happy Birthday to Kristin Ryan!! I have all kind of birthdays for this month. I may have a problem keeping up with all of you.

So here is my latest addiction.....Fluff friends on facebook. I LOVE IT!! I need help. If you are on facebook, become my friend and check out Tippy!

I took the dogs to the vet today. The yearly appointment is done. We got some fun meds. My dogs are becoming high maintanence.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

This is a short one!!

Happy Birthday Dad!! Happy Birthday Angela!! I hope you both have a great day!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

What a weekend!!

Well I know it has been here for a couple of days. I hope it starts to warm up. Crazy groundhog seeing his shadow!! I had a busy weekend. Oreo was not feeling well, her knee cap is starting to pop in and out of place. If you all remember she had surgery when she was 2. Well know it is the other leg. Yippee!! We have an appointment on Thursday to get her checked out. Classes are going well. And today is Allison's birthday. Happy birthday Mrs. Carrow!!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

February is here!!

Do you know what I love about this month?? I get to file my taxes. They are complete. I am ready for my refund!! :-)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Good News...Bad News

Well let's start with the good news first.

I got a 92% on my first Organic Chemistry Quiz!! WOO HOO!!!!!

Now the bad news,

I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. I am having blood work and Xrays taken. I hope to know more about my treatment at my next appointment on Feb. 26. Stay tuned........


Above is a website if you want to read about it.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A lovely Sunday...

Today I spent the day with the UConn DZ chapter. They had officer training and I was there to help. My role was pretty easy, but it was nice to see the girls again. The semester at UConn is really kicking off. Today is also my dear friend Susie's birthday. She is 30. Happy Birthday Snoozie!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The best news ever!!

So, Susie called me with great news today. New Kids on the Block is getting back together. I Heart NKOTB!! Check out this link. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20174022,00.html

Friday, January 25, 2008

Boy is it cold...

And boy am I busy!! Class was good today, but it was FREEZING walking around. Maybe I have gone soft not having to leave the house. Work is good, really busy. I have homework to do this weekend. Then I get to go to Officer Transition for the UConn DZs. Sounds like it is all work for me this weekend. Woo Hoo!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Da da dum....

So today was the big day. I started my classes at UConn. I think it is going to be an interesting semester. I made it to all of my classes on time. I was pretty proud of myself. As you all know I have a horrible time getting up in the mornings!! I do think that the puppies missed not having me at home during the day. Of course, I do think they will get used to it. I miss you all!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I love long weekends

I have gotten a ton of stuff completed this weekend. I love having items on my list and getting 90% of them crossed off. I am going to bed no and I feel accomplished. GO ME!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I decided my favorite places to eat in CT!!

Ok, I have decided I have a few places I love. These are in no particular order.

1. Carini's--LOVE the Calzone!
2. Panera Bread--Baked Potato Soup
3. Texas Roadhouse--Best Steak in CT
4. Macaroni Grill--I love to make my own pasta
5. People's Choice Pizza--GREAT delivery!!

Just thought I would share.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

IT is to darn cold.....

So I have been doing nothing. I have been working and staying in the house as much a possible. It just has not been 60 degrees here and I am not a fan. Oh well, at least there hasn't been a blizzard yet!! I only get cold when I have to take the dogs out. Gotta love my puppies.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I went to Massachusetts

So today, I went to one of my sorority sisters', Korin, baby shower. For those of you that now the story, she is the sister that picked up the Fenway Park sod for Chris. Anyway, she had a spa party (like a tupperware party, but you get spa treatments) and then she had a baby shower. It was a great time and I am really glad I got to see Korin before she moved back to New York.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mystie is having a baby!!

My Chapter sister is having a baby!! Woo Hoo. She is due in late August/early September. What a way to get out of recruitment. Congrats Mystie and Justin!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I start my next degree!

So as some of you know, I am starting a biology degree so that I can pursue going to medical school. Well, to day I went to the University of Connecticut to register for classes!! So yes I am in classes again!!! When will I decide what I want to be when I grow up?? Oh well!!

Here is my schedule

ANTH 100W-Other People's Worlds
MCB 200-Genetics
CHEM 243-Organic Chemistry

Wish me luck!! Go Huskies!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I am sick

Ok, I got the worst head cold on Thursday. I was sick two days and am finally starting to feel better. I hope I am out of the woods. Things are starting to get busy at work. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Welcome 2008!!

Well, I decided as a New Year Resolution that I would make a Blog with the things I do throughout the year. I hope to post at least once a week to keep all of the important people in my life updated. Please stay tuned. Hopefully I will have lots of stories and words to share with you!!

Happy New Year!!