Lilypie1st Birthday Ticker
Saturday, December 31, 2005
I'm such a bad blogger
I haven't done so well with updating over, oh the past two weeks. Obviously everyone's busy with the holidays, so I hope I didn't lose my three readers (*grin*) with my lack of writing.

Truly, there's not too much going on that merits an update. Had a fabulous Christmas. Jason and I visited 5 places over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We also spoiled each other rotten... lots of Christmas goodies! My big gift was a gorgeous Tahitian black pearl necklace. I love it! My sweet husband definitely did good. Unfortunately, the holiday ended with me feeling like crap on Christmas night. I caught a terrible cold and ended up having to take a few days off work this week.

I hope ya'll really whoop it up tonite for New Year's Eve. What, you ask, am I doing to ring in the New Year? Sleeping. Yea, I am super boring. BUT I have a reason. I need to wake up tomorrow morning and get to work. (I anchor a weekend morning news show, and it starts at 8 am. Meaning that I wake up at 4 am to get to work. That's not a typo. I wake up at 4) There's no way I am staying up until midnight just to say "Happy New Year"... when it will mean I will get less than 4 hours of sleep. So it looks like a quiet evening for us.

With that, I'll just say, "See ya next year!" I hope 2006 lives up to all your hopes and dreams!

Friday, December 16, 2005
I'm back!
Wow, been a while since I last posted. It's a combo of 1. Been busy busting my butt (lots of "b's" there) getting ready for Christmas. and 2. Not too much going on lately... at least nothing I guess you would wanna read.

So I haven't blogged much about my job yet... maybe I'll spend a few minutes on that. I mentioned that I work in TV as a news anchor and reporter... well this week I have been covering a trial, of this woman who was found murdered last summer. Basic story is, she was unmarried, about 4 months pregnant. Police arrested a man who they claimed was the baby's father. This guy is married with 2 kids, and police say he was having a fling with the victim, and killed her when she got pregnant. So I was at his trial all this week, where he's facing 1st degree murder and murder of an unborn child.

Sometimes I hate to cover stories like this. They are so sad, and I feel horrible having to ask the victim's family if they would like to comment. At the same time, it's fascinating to see how the court system works, and how evidence (ala CSI) can really make a difference.

Long story short... this guy screwed himself, because a friend of his volunteered to wear a body wire (hidden microphone) and talk to him. On that tape, we heard the defendant say, "I shot her in the back of the head. I shot her." But what really pissed me off was that this guy then decided to testify himself... and he says his FRIEND was the killer. Oh, and why did he then say on that tape "I shot her." Well he claims that he was a nervous wreck and upset about the whole thing, and he meant to say to the friend... "YOU shot her" but said "I" instead of "you." Yea right, buddy. Way to go... kill somebody, and then come up with that sorry lie to pin t on someone else.

Good news is, the jury convicted him on both counts of murder yesterday. I was so glad to see some kind of justice served.

On to more happy things I'd like to serve. I am baking Christmas cookies next week. Anyone have any great recipes? I'd love to have some new ones!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005
I can see clearly....
Aw yeaaah. Momma's got a brand new set of peepers. Yup, I am the proud owner of two eyes that now see 20/20. Got Lasik surgery on Monday. Yippee!!!

I was sooo nervous before this surgery. Maybe it was the thought of someone **cutting** my poor little unsuspecting eye, and then frying it with a laser. Yea, it might have been that thought that made me a teensy bit nervous. But, you see, it was time for me to face facts. My eyes were pretty crappy. If I didn't have my glasses or contacts, I couldn't see a damn thing. It was so bad that I couldn't even see the big "E" on the top line of the eye chart that they always make you read.

I asked the doctor before the surgery, "hey, what is my vision right now? I know it's not 20/20... but what exactly is it?" He tells me that my poor peepers are so bad, that there isn't any term to describe them except for LEGALLY BLIND. Oh. So I am already blind... no need to worry about going blind due to surgery then, huh? Or so I told myself.

Anyways, the surgery was fast, only 5 minutes. And while it wasn't a barrel of laughs, it didn't hurt. I am now spending my days in a fabulous pair of oversize black plastic sunglasses that belong back in the 80's. Oh, and the clincher... NO MAKEUP for a week. But people... I CAN SEE! I wake up in the middle of the nite and don't have to squint and crawl over Jason to see what time it is. I can look across a room and READ things without any help. It's amazing.

Hooray for vision! Hooray for Lasik! Hooray for that xrazy amount of money just charged to my credit card. I may end up poor because of this, but at least I can read the bankruptcy papers from a mile away. So there :)