Saturday, December 31, 2005

HAPPY NEW YEAR and BEST WISHES



Second Post - GROWLING!!!!! I went to pick up my doggie, hit something and lost my entire post. CRIESSSSSS

I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Party hard as 2005 leaves and 2006 enters. But please do not drink and drive. Drinking and Driving kills innocent people. I can preach on this because I have never drove under the influence of anything. I have never consumed alcohol or tried drugs, yes I know BORING… Okay pops a Ritalin and gets back on subject. Just recently where I live four teenagers were stopped at a red light. Their car was struck from behind by a speeding drunk driver. She hit their car sending it flying into the intersection as it exploded from impact killing all four teenagers. In an instant four young lives gone because some woman decided to drink and drive, without a care for anyone. How many countless generations lost, how many countless lives affected because someone did not care, because someone did not want to hurt her feelings and tell her she was too wasted to drive. One of those four teenagers could have went on to cure cancer, find a vaccine for HIV, be the very best mommy to an abused foster child, be a loving daughter, son, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, mother or father. What a loss to this world of four young undetermined lives. This woman who was probably a normal loving person who is now considered this horrible monster was found on the cell phone with her daughter saying yeah I just hit this car that was stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. As people in the restaurants and stores were calling 911 and trying to save these children from their firey tomb she was only concerned that this car was stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. Maybe if she had not been drinking and driving she would have known these young people were stopped at a red light obeying the laws and rules of the road. I am sorry I am really not here to preach it is just that major holidays really scare me.

I have been blogging for four months now. I have found people who I adore, people I respect, people I can not stand and people who drive me nuts (these are the blogs I return to visit like a car wreck I do not want to look but I can not help it, so I read their blog which normally angers me and I sit there saying why did you return to this blog???) All in all blogging has been an absolutely amazing experience for me. I have found that some people enjoy my blog and others are very offended by my blog (I have received the hate mail and I am learning to ignore it because I did not ask them to visit and I have proper warnings on my blog) I do not edit what I write because as soon as I begin to edit what I have written it ends up being something totally different than I first intended it to be, so I type and publish. This is very hard for me because I am a bit anal about everything being perfect but I just want to enjoy blogging without all the concerns for punctuation, sentence structure and if what I am writing makes sense.

I have been told that some people do not like to comment on my blog because they are embarrassed to comment on it because of the content. I have been linked previously in other’s blogs that suddenly drop me from their list. I also have had people who visited frequently and all of sudden stopped commenting. Well it is a big blogging world and why do I worry about it. Well I do not have an answer to that and again I am trying to not worry about it. But it does concern me like why was I linked on their blog and all of a sudden I go to their blog and my name has been deleted. I sit there and wonder what did I do to offend them or anger them?? When someone stops visiting I think the same thing what did I do to make them stop visiting. But again I am trying to work past all these worries!! ~chuckles~ I do not have OCD but I do have OC personality. I like to think of myself as quirky, laughing!!!! I must admit as time passes I find myself worrying less and less. I just appreciate every comment I receive and I hope that I have brought someone a smile at some point.
As 2005 closes I will thank God for every blessing, every lesson, and also thank Him for for allowing me to be open enough to learn from my mistakes. I am a Christian and so very proud to be a Christian. I love being Catholic and Italian, it is so much a part of who I am. I would scream from the highest mountain top the love I have for my Lord. I will not put down other religions or other’s beliefs. I will not look down upon people who proclaim their hatred for my God, I will not condemn someone who believes there is no God, I do not put down other religions or beliefs because honestly I do not care. I was not put on this earth to judge anyone. I do not believe in leveling. I do not believe in proclaiming what is wrong with others beliefs and religions just to make my religion seem better. I also do not judge people because I do not wish to be judged. I know what I believe in and I am very strong in what I believe in. The only people I need to educate about religion are my children and we go to church on Sundays, my children attend Sunday School and we are happy to be Catholic. I think people are much more open to listen to your beliefs when you just talk about them and why you believe in them, then their beauty shines through. I think people do not listen when you begin to put down their beliefs and their religion. Someone who wishes to put down Christianity by proclaiming all that is wrong and impossible about it will keep my attention for a total of one second. Now if someone is talking to me about a belief that is different than mine with passion and dignity I am much more open to listen to them. They will never change my feeling about my God but I would be open to listen to them talk about their God. So I will thank God how I see and believe him to be for ALL My blessings and I have so many. I will thank God for my two children who are beautiful inside and out, they are healthy, loving, caring people who I am very proud to call daughter and son. I will thank God for a loving marriage and an understanding husband. I will thank God for allowing my family to be one in love and friendship. I will thank God for all my friends in real life and online because I love each of them in the their own way because they have gifts that only they hold.

As we leave 2005 I would like to leave my family and friends an unlimited supply of wishes for their dreams to come true, blessings, health, love prosperity and friendship for 2006 and all the years to come. God Bless Everyone!

What Precious Gem are You?

Snatched from Sir's Place!

Sapphire
! You are most Like A Sapphire !

Friday, December 30, 2005

Reflection



Inserts Sexy Pictures because everyone seemed to like the picture of the nurse on my last post, shameless promotion to get comments!!














Make a comment or I will arrest you! hmmm changes that to make a comment or I will not arrest you!!



~chuckles~








I have been reading blogs, blogs and more blogs over the past few days. I find it is the place that relaxes me and turns off my brain to everyday stresses. Everyone is reflecting and I love to read about it. I am also enjoying reading everyone's resolutions as well.

I think this Christmas has been my Christmas of discovery and reality. My children are growing up and I am not happy about it. They had no real interest in Christmas this year. They are much more interested in talking or texting their love interests.




I mean decorating, making cookies or watching Christmas specials. We use to hang out watching all the Christmas shows. I miss hearing their laughter.

My son and I did make one batch of cookies but I made all the others by myself. ~pouts~ I miss my little helpers.

My son decorated our tree by himself. My daughter would not help him. I was decorating the rest of the house as he did the tree. He only put on 1/4 of the ornaments we had because he lost interest.

So enjoy your littleones now before they grow up. Before their boyfriends or girlfriends are more important than anything else in the world. My son will be 13 soon and his life is his girlfriend. My daughter just turned 14 and her life is her boyfriend. Actually my son and his girlfriend are funny because they are in that puppy love but not serious or anything. Thank God her parents are not ready for her to have a boyfriend. But I must say this little girl will do absolutely anything to see or talk to my son. I think the forbidden fruit is coming into play here. But my daughter ugghhhhh BIG LOVE!!!! Her boyfriend is so inlove with her and she loves him but he is IN BIG LOVE!!! I am so NOT ready for all of this. I want my babies back!!!!! Time flies so please enjoy your time with your littleones while you can. So I have been reflecting back on my pre empty nest syndrome and missing my babies. I have also been reflecting on all my blessings. I am so very fortunate and thankful!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I AM HIRED!!!!!!


YIPPEE I applied for a job at Under's corner and was hired this morning. Below see the announcement:

1 Cherish. She will be in charge of my Fan Club. She stated; "I am a huge fan of Undr's Corner" and she will prance around in a nursedominatrixmaid ensemble. Which always reminds me of home.

Everyone click here to hop over to Undr's blog and then send all fan mail to me. I am so excited and this new uniform feel really nice, hubba hubba!!!!

Which Sea Creature are You?

Snuck in while Top Cat was recovering from the flu and stole this:

mermaid
Mermaid


?? Which Creature Of The Sea Are You??
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Snatched from Mike














Snatched From Mike
(I had to post this it made me laugh out loud)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Pretty Sad

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 7/10 correct!
Gesssshhhhh 7 out of 10 right... What the heck???? 8th Grade Math??????? Okay I may have to turn my college degree in and start Middle School over!!
My poor children!! I may have to be more sympathetic, hmmm nahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

The BEST Christmas Gift


A little background for someone who is new to my blog. I have a 12 year old son who is a football player. A great football player (yes I am prejudice)!! Well his team was undefeated, won the championship and he was awarded Best Defensive Lineman award. He played both starting offense and defense. It was a FANTASTIC year!!!! After the season was over he had to turn in his jersey. He was devastated and felt he should be able to keep his jersey because they were undefeated. I called the President of the Football league; begged, pleaded and promised sexual favors (chuckles okay I didnt really promise the sexual favors but I did plead and beg) to buy his jersey from the league. The president was hesitant and I just kept on him until finally he agreed. I promised him my son would never wear the jersey to school or on the island, he was very relieved because everyone would want to buy their son's jersey. I have been so excited about giving it to him. Well I put the jersey in a shadow box and gave it to him to open after he finished opening all his other gifts. When he opened it up and saw the jersey he started crying. He just sat there looking at his jersey with this indescribable look on his face and tears streaming down his face. He was very embarrassed but said he could not help it. We were all choked up even his older sister. That was my best Christmas Gift ever.

My second best gift was a scrapbook my mom made for me of my children throughout the years. This one brought tears to my eyes. It was the most wonderful gift seeing the pictures of the kids at different stages of their lives. Everyone laughed and reminisced as they looked at the albums.

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday!!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Red Hot Blogger Contest

Red Hot Blogger 1st Runner Up

WOW I am so very shocked. Congrats to Romeo for winning Red Hot Blogger of 2005. I want to thank everyone who voted for my blog. I am so thrilled and SHOCKED!! that I was first runner up. I felt honored to be nominated. So again thank you for the votes!!!!!!!!!

Wonders if I kill Romeo's blog does that make me Red Hot Blogger? Like the first runner up in the Ms Universe contest. Hehe laughing as I am such a computer illiterate wannabe I am lucky I know how to turn my computer on.

A special thanks to RHSP for putting so much time and effort into his contest!!!!!!

Answers to Quiz

The answers to the quiz are as follows:

1. Jingle Bells
2. Walking through a Winter Wonderland
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
4. Joy to the World
5. Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
6. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
7. Dreaming of a White Christmas
8. Oh Christmas Tree
9. What Child is this?
10. We Three Kings
11. Deck the Halls
12. Two possible answers: Do You See What I See? or I Saw Three Ships
13. Holy Night
14. Noel
15. Away in the Manger
16. 12 Days of Christmas
17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
18. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
19. Roasting Chestnuts on an Open Fire (aka The Christmas Song)
20. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
21. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
22. Silent Night
23. Little Town of Bethlehem
24. Silver Bells

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Holiday Quiz


Here are pictures of 24 Christmas Caroles. Can you guess them? I will put the answers up Christmas Eve. (You can click on the picture to make it bigger! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Campaigning For Red Hot Blogger 2005



RHBLOGGERnom

I received an email that I should be campaigning for votes for the Blogger of the Year. Not to be confused with Red Hot Booger of the Year (A slip of the finger and Blogger goes to Booger, not good) The polls close on Thursday, I believe RHSP wants votes in by Friday. Sends subliminal messages: please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!! Well I am not quite sure how to go about that. Beg for votes? Pay for votes? Bribe for votes? Sit back and hope for the best? hmmmmm well I am at a loss... Sends subliminal messages: please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!! But I was thinking what a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday, Yule, Kwanzaa present if you vote for me for Red Hot Blogger of the Year just go to RHSP site or click the button above to check out the competition Sends subliminal messages: please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!! (They are great bloggers and I am honor to be nominated with them) and then if you like mine the best vote for me and you will not have to buy me a gift!! If you do not like mine best then just skip the voting process ~wink wink~ hehe. To vote email RHSP @ RHSPapa@yahoo.com. Right now the contest for RHSP apa's Man of the Year vote is open. Sends subliminal messages:please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!! I placed my vote for Johnny Depp because I think he is yummy. The nominees (click on their name to see who they are if you are not sure) are as follows:
Jason Statham
Johnny Depp
Matthew McConaughey
Hugh Jackman
Rob Thomas
Sends subliminal messages: please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!!

Well thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I really have enjoyed blogging immensely! I started blogging in late August of this year, so I am still a novice but it is great therapy to get it out of my head and on paper!
Sends subliminal messages: please vote for cherish please vote for Johnny!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Starry Morning


The air is crisp and clean
The moon is full
The stars are shining bright
I watch the stars dancing in the sky
A gentle smile graces my face
I know you are looking at the same sky
I feel the cold brisk air kiss my cheek
I smile softly thinking to myself
What a beautiful morning!!!!
I am thankful for this day and all my blessings

Monday, December 19, 2005

How Did This Happen??





I am sick pouts! How the heck this happen?? Dang germs! How did the invade my body, I wash my hand constantly because of the season. Yes I am looking for chicken soup and snuggles!!!! And maybe some cookies from Jim C gives him my best bucket lip and puppy dog eyes.

I had a headache all weekend. You know that headache that feels like someone smacked you between the eyes with a sledge hammer. Well that has turned into stuffy nose, watery eyes, sore throat, coughing and headache. Now I can not be sick because I have way too much to do this week. So I refuse to be sick!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Nominated? me???


RHSP is running an awards contest and I have been nominated for Blogger of the year. I still do not believe it but it is a very cool contest. Click here or the red button on the bottom of this post to pop over and see all the different categories. RHSP you are too cool for words!!!!!!!!! I am out of my league with the other nominees but it is still cool to be nominated!


RHBLOGGERnom

Redneck Christmas


My brother and I have a running joke (well he has a running joke with me, brothers ~rolls eyes~) because he is in Pennsylvania and I am in Maryland. He was born in PA and I was born in MD, even though he grew up in Maryland he moved back to Pennsylvania to attend college and ended up staying there. He sends me redneck jokes because I am south of the Mason Dixon Line. Please click here to see a Redneck Christmas joke that my brother sent me, it is very funny if you enjoy Redneck humor.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Secret Blog???

I am wondering if anyone has a secret blog? Chuckles like you would tell if you did, eh?

Well, I am here to confess I have a secret blog. I write in it every single day about a journey of a lifetime. I needed a place to write free of judgement and in total anonymity. I have been contemplating revealing it here. There is one step of the journey that has to be completed before I can reveal it here. So I will wait until I complete that step. It really made me think about all of my blogging buddies. Looks out amongst the beautiful people anyone want to confess??

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Snagged from Jim C.

Stolen from Jim C.

Charming Hottie Exchanging Rapturous Indulgence and Sensual Hugs

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Being Inlove

Who loves being in love, feeling so happy you want to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming?

Who loves being so crazy about someone you can not think?

Do you remember feeling the pain of separation?

Counting the seconds until you are together again.

Needing to feel your partner's skin

Aching to inhale their scent

Yearning to feel their breath on your neck

Melting hearing their beautiful voice; the tone, the volume, the emotion in every word that crosses their lips, you listen to every single word, breath, and gasp because you do not want to miss anything.

Adoring that person so deeply all you wish to do is please them

Feeling cherished and treasured

Feeling so complete that you feel as if you could fly

Every waking hour apart spent daydreaming about them

Every second of your slumber is devoted to fantasizing and dreaming about them.

Hungering to be completely controlled by them.

(chuckles okay the last one is probably just me, hehe)

The Beauty of Love

Two Things

Shamelessly stolen from Undr
2 names you go by
1. cherish
2. cherishy (named by Undr)


2 parts of your heritage
1. 5o% Italian
2. 50% German

2 things that scare you
1. Being alone
2. Big Dogs

2 of your everyday essentials
1. Cell phone
2. Computer

2 things you are wearing right now
1. Brown cords
2. Sweater brown/ivory

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
1. Green Day
2. Audio Slave

2 of your favorite songs (at the moment)
1. St. Jimmy
2. Doesn’t Remind Me

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
1. Trust
2. Patience

2 truths
1. I am very quirky
2. I am also controlling

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
1. Eyes
2. Smile

2 of your favorite hobbies
1. Hanging out with my kids
2. Blogging

2 things you want really badly
1. World Peace
2. A million bucks

2 places you want to go on vacation
1. Somewhere WARM
2. Somewhere without snow

2 things you want to do before you die
1. Pay off my debt
2. Be Supermodel skinny

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude1. I am soooo NOT a dude2. I do like Football and Nascar (does that count?)

2 things you are thinking about now
1. How great Undr is
2. How much I enjoyed talking to Lori this morning

2 stores you shop at
1. Hechts
2. Safeway

2 people I would like to see take this quiz
1. Everyone who reads my blog
2. Everyone who does not read my blog

Monday, December 12, 2005

Draw a house

This is really cool. My house is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and it sucks, unfortunately I have no artistic ability.

Draw a House click here

Based on your drawing and the 10 answers you gave this is a summary of your personality:

Your house tells the world that you ought to be a leader.

You are a freedom lover and a strong person.

You are shy and reserved.

If you've drawn a cross on each of windows, you always want to live alone. (I did not draw a cross on the windows, the strange thing is I use to when I was young)

Once you have a problem, you need a friend with you.

Your life is always full of changes.

You will avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible.

You love excitement and create it wherever you go.

You have a strong personality and you like to command, influence and control people.

You added a flower into your drawing. The flower signifies that you long for love.

It also safe to say that others don't see you as a flirt.

You don't think much about yourself.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Decorations

Here are pictures of my Christmas Decorations...

The one living room is done mostly in Rudolph stuff and snowmen. I love snowmen and carousel horses. The kids have always loved Rudolph. The rocking chair, table, and lamp are normally over where the Christmas tree is now. I am very tolerant during Christmas time because of all the decorations. You will notice I have no pictures on my walls, I also have no knickknacks on my tables (normally) and nothing on my kitchens counters. I do not do clutter well. So the Christmas decorations last a few weeks but I am more than ready to put all this stuff away when the season is over. We have pictures we have purchased for all the walls but I just can not bring myself to hang them. I prefer the house with no pictures on the wall but everyone else thinks it needs pictures.

Here is a little peek into my house.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Thought Provoking


Well I visited one of my favorite blogs today. The blog is
Mindless Meanderings. If you visit her blog you will see her great writing ability, but moreso her immense talent. Her most recent post has absolutely taken my breath away. Please visit this post by clicking here. This thought provoing post has really put my recent mindset into perspective. I wanted to thank her for helping me pull my head out of my ass and enjoy what life has to offer.

Friday, December 09, 2005

A Kiss

I LOVE TO KISS!!!!!! It is the best ever... I came across this and thought I would share it with everyone!

Kiss on the lips mean "I love you."
Kiss on the hand means "I adore you."
Kiss on the cheek means "I just want to be friends."
Kiss on the chin means "You are so cute and I just cant take my eyes off you"
Kiss on the neck means "I want you."
Kiss on the ears mean "Let's have some fun."
Kiss on the eyelids mean "I will be yours forever"
Kiss on the forehead means "I respect you and I need you"
Kiss anywhere else means "You're the best."