Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Tonite is the U2 concert! I've seen them 5 times before, but missed the last tour so I'm excited to see them again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Hats

For Cats! I wish I could get one of my cats to wear these, but they don't like wearing anything. Minky won't wear his hot pink boa and neither want to wear a harness and go for walks.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Next Friday I'm heading to Vegas to meet my good friend "J" for the weekend. J and I have been friends since we were 18 and she's been a constant in my life even though we haven't lived near each other since we graduated college. We've been together thru good times and bad and right now we are both in pretty good places in life so I'm expecting a great time. I'm in the mood to be silly and take advantage of all the things that only Vegas has to offer. I think we are going to see Cher, sing our guts out at a piano bar, float thru the lazy river with giant frozen drinks and get as many silly Vegasy pictures as we can. Calling all Elvises and show girls!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Comments Make the Blog Go Around

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everyone's kind and enthusiastic response regarding the return of my blog. I had no idea people actually enjoyed it! Also thanks for all the comments. I really love getting comments and having interaction with the readers so keep the comments coming and I'll respond to them as well. As they say...comments make the blog go around! Oh, and right now I have the theme song from Welcome Back Kotter in my head. Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back...

Thursday Thirteen - How Did I Ever Live Without...

1. iPhone - I have never been much into tech gadgets, but I got an iPhone a couple months ago and I love it!

2. iPod - I think the iPod is getting people back into music because you can listen to your guilty pleasures and nobody will know. I'll admit to having the Backstreet Boys and Paris Hilton on mine.

3. Plasma TV - We finally just took the leap and got a plasma TV.

4. HD - Ok, I could live without this, but once you have it, regular TV looks awful.

5. Internet - I do everything I can on the internet since I don't really like talking to customer service people.

6. DVR - No more VCR tapes or commercials and now there's no need to fight about who gets to watch their show. My husband doesn't like most of the shows I watch so I tape them and watch when he's not around.

7. Roku - I haven't used this much yet because we have issues getting it set up to our audio system, but I have a feeling I am going to love it.

8. Amazon.com - I buy so much stuff here and the two day free Amazon Prime shipping is great (especially since I'm linked to my brother's account and he pays for it). It's usually the first place I look when I want to buy something.

9. Wireless home network - I love being able to have my laptop in any room of the house. I'm typically on the internet while my husband watches TV.

10. Pull out shelves in the kitchen - Our new kitchen has pull out shelves in the pantry and in the cabinets. Now nothing is lost or forgotten about in the way back.

11. Witnessing the beauty of Caneel Bay in St. John - This is one of my favorite places and is my happy place in my head when I need to relax.

12. My husband - He is my best friend and partner in life.

13. My kitties - Manny & Minky

What's on your list?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rebel Van Tanglefoot

Two nights ago I started reading the book Rescuing Sprite about a family's experience with their dogs. I'm sure the dog will die and it will be sad, just like Marley & Me. What's interesting so far is that it takes place in my neighborhood! I know the pet store they got the dog at because I often walk by same window they did and look at the puppies. All this got me thinking about the dog I had as a kid. Rebel Van Tanglefoot was his name. He came from a line of show dogs, but genetics went wrong with him and his colors were all wrong so he was not show worthy. My mom really didn't want a dog, but this was her friend's dog and it turned out someone in their family was allergic so Rebel came to live with us when he was nine months old. I was only 5 at the time and was frightened of dogs. I was even scared to wear my Morris the cat shirt around him. My dad taught me to hold out my hand and let Rebel smell it before petting him. I quickly lost my fear of him and he was a great family dog...once he got past the chewing phase. He seemed to think anything left out was fair game for him to chew. Shoes were his favorite. Rebel made everyone feel special. To me, he was my protector since I was the smallest in the house. He would be really friendly to anyone who came to the door, unless I was home alone and then he'd bark his really mean bark (I wasn't allowed to open the door when I was home alone). One night when my parents were out and my two brothers and I were playing hide and seek in the house in the dark I got tagged and screamed...and when the lights were turned on, Rebel's jaw was around my brother's arm, even though he adored my brother. He wasn't hurt though. Rebel also had a way of knowing when I was upset. I had a hard time socially in high school for a while and when I was sad, Rebel would just sit next to me and be there for me like he understood. Rebel was great fun to play with. We had a back yard big enough to throw the ball for him and he loved to chase it and bring it back. Sometimes we'd pretend the throw it one direction and really throw it the other way and he'd get so confused. He also had the ability to hold two balls in his mouth at once. Rebel eventually became old and sick and a night I will never forget is the night he died. He was in my room and I knew something was wrong. He didn't sleep and just had a blank stare on his face. I eventually went to my parents' room and my mom told my dad to get the dog out of my room so he carried Rebel downstairs. A little while later I heard my dad say, "Oh no..." and I knew it was over.

Coco's Litter

My brother's dog, Coco, gave birth to five puppies on September 15th. Three boys and two girls. Unfortunately, the puppies all died about five days later. Rest in peace little puppies. Coco was a good mom and kept looking for them after they were gone. I wish I could give her a big hug. The only pictures I have of the puppies are on this web site.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm Back!

One Size DOES NOT Fit All is officially back in business! If I had a theme song, it would be playing in the background right now. As I type this I have "Back in Black" by AC/DC in my head (I know...it doesn't really make sense for my situation...).

Back in black
I hit the sack
I've been too long I'm glad to be back
Yes, I'm let loose
From the noose
That's kept me hanging about
I've been looking at the sky
'Cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the hearse 'cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cat's eyes
Abusin' every one of them and running wild
'Cause I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back
Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back, back
(Well) I'm back in black
Yes, I'm back in black