Gonna Try This Again…

I have totally forsaken this space.  Between Facebook, Tumblr and the occasional tweet Vox fell by the waste side.  I'm going to try to pick up the momentum…cause I really do like it here!

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Thanksgiving 2009

Hoping my Vox family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I had a very employable day.  We ate fabulous food, walked around Thanks – Giving Square and checked out the famous Neiman Marcus holiday window display in Downtown Dallas which has a "Innovations in Energy" theme this year – beautiful!

Even though T is 20, I still do educational things with her so me, T and my BFF checked out Bodies: The Exhibition. Even though it was against the rules…. I snuck pictures with my iphone.  We all learned a lot!

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Life updates in bullets…

  • Had surgery two weeks ago…. something that I had to put on the back burner while I battled cancer last year (I won by the way!)  Anyhoo, I'm back to normal activities – lost some weight and quality life improved.
  • Work.is.work. I'm employed and blessed.
  • T moved out.  My 1 AM curfew wasn't late enough and I guess she was tired of following my rules. Whateves, when you grown its time to move on.  House feels odd though… like too big.  I will deal.  Just wish she she would stop asking me for money. 
  • Got a new car, although my Mercedes was an 08 and I didn't need one.  Go the new Jaguar XF.  I really love it! The designer designed the Aston Martin.. so it looks like one LOL.  Had to order a white one.  It came in when I was recovering from surgery and couldn't drive for 2 weeks – yesterday was the first day I got to drive it.
  • Been following a lot of local jazz bands…. going to performances and such…. that's my new thing now.
  • If you on twitter.. hit me up.  I'm "hopluv" there too.
  • About to start planning my Xmas vacay.  I think I'm going solo this year….unless you want to go with me :).

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Back from the Yucatan Pennisula

New additions… and other ramblins

We have added two new additions to the family!  I rescued an Italian Greyhound a little bit over a week ago.  We are calling him Bellini.

He is a total lap dog, must be held all the time.  We love him!

The other new addition is of the automotive type….  We got a Smart Car!!!!!!!  I have been wanting one since seeing them during a vacation to Rome, Italy in 2006.  So when they announced they would be coming to the US back in 2007 – I reserved one immediately.  Post about it here and here when mine arrived in August 08 the timing wasn't right to buy it as I was preparing my finances to purchase a home….. which ended up being Foxy (loves her!), so I told them to go ahead and sell to the next customer on the waiting list.

Well, I took T's car in for an oil change and was told her Land Rover needed a major break overhaul.  EVERYTHING for a Land Rover is expensive!  EVERYTHING!!  A freakin light bulb cost $40.00 to replace – no, I'm not joking!  It was cheaper to just buy a damn new car than replace the brakes LMAO!  Beside the fact its an SUV and she spends a lot of money on gas between two jobs and school.   So, we decided to go with a new car for her.   Picked it up last Monday.  It gets 45 mpg and LOTs of attention, which she loves 🙂

Since they are made by Mercedes the dealerships are together – makes it convenient to get both our cars serviced at the same time – except her car only needs an oil change once a year!  Can't say that about my Mercedes Benz *tongue in cheek* ….

Here it is:

Black leather heat seats, panoramic roof, ipod integration and cute as a button!


  • Completed my final Herceptin treatment on 6/5.  Done with ALL breast cancer treatment!  Back to life.
  • Started a oil painting class last Thursday.  Something I have always wanted to do.  I can sketch and use to be really good :)  put painting was a discipline I never learned but always wanted to.  I've been wanting contemporary/modern pieces for the house and haven't really been able to find what I want, or if I do the price is the cost of a small island.  So, I figured I would learn how to create my own works of art.
  • Its hot as HELL in Dallas, TX on this day in the year 2009.

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Memorial Day Holiday 2009

  • I'm still celebrating Memorial Day!  In the home of the rat/rat town AKA Orlando, FL.  One of my favorite places to satisfy my Mickey collecting addiction.  T and I got in from the Bahamas via Port Canaveral yesterday morning after cruising since last Sunday.  We had a phenomenal time on the cruise.  It was our first time cruising, so didn't really know what to expect – it exceeded our expectations!
  • Visited Freeport and Nassau – Freeport was nice, however not a lot going on.  Nassau on the other hand, was fabulous.  The people of the Bahamas are extremely friendly and hospitable.   We had conch fritters – yum!
  • We did an excursion in Nassau where you go through trails and paths on a Segway, talking about a fun time!!! I initially thought I was going to have issues and was intimidated when I got my lesson before we started by the instructor because I couldn't get the balance thing down – but, after rolling around on the practice track for awhile I got the hang of it.  We were on them for two hours and by the end I was riding with no hands!  Our Segway excursion mates,  were two Carnival Cruise Line employees – She(from Serbia) was a information officer and he (from London) was one of the entertainment emcee – we had a blast with them!
  • I've taken over 400 photos so far and we have 2 more days until we return home.  Some highlights:

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I Got A New Puppy!

Puppy requires no food or water, does not pee or poop, no barking, no vet bills and he doesn't need any exercise or attention.  I can even drag him by the collar without the threat of animal cruelty charges.  He's the perfect dog!

I got him a new collar w/matching leash from Ikea.  Isn't he adorable?

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