Monday, January 28, 2008

we heart vt

vermont 1/08
we didn't want to come back - we had so much fun & enjoyed the laid back enviroment.this little guy is about all we came home for ;)
can't wait to visit again.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

love love love

8 Billion = Number of conversation hearts produced for valentine's day in 2007. Thats enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy, to Valentine, Arizona, and back 20 times!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

judgement table

Here we go another addition of table top Tues. fun & exciting ;)
So we are all told at some point in our lives not to judge a book by its cover...we all know what it means. I do it everyday before stopping myself and maybe you do too. So hey its an awful thing to be onto others as you would want done onto you. Well I have some pretty old, ragged, musty books throughout my collections/bookshelves and you know what they are in fact the best ones. Until next week...we're almost over the hump. ciao.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

brain clutter

I slept in nice & late I feel refreshed though I could seriously stay in bad all day....the sun peaking through the curtains is what dragged me out but it didn't bring me too far because here I am...without coffee and all. Thoughts in my head are things I feel like getting out, maybe this will help. I hate the feeling of regrets for yet i carry them around daily...even things that I could not help or change. Like looking back on your life as a child and seeing how great you had it without even realizing it at the time, I had not a worry in the world I just wanted more more more...and now desiring the things you never thought would be an issue, divorced parents. Even though I was an adult when they separated its still something I miss saying, having, parents as one. Well the thing bothering me is am I not supposed to bring up "mom" with dad and his girlfriend or "dad" with mom and hers....I'm not sure how to filter when these two people are all I knew. Also I learn the hard way every time I do this and always say to myself "I'll never go there with anyone again." I feel that I am a very loyal, caring and naive person. I see the good in everyone and want everyone to be happy and have the things they heart gets in the way of my head all the time. Well there are places in a social gatherings one should not go for I have learned this way too many times as I said. I don't like to see feelings hurt or someone feeling judged when they're not. But yet I do this without thinking and consider myself to be that good hearted person? The thing I learned to avoid is politics, religion and hunting --haha hunting because my heart gets in the way (sorry Jayson! i still love you though). Anyone I have offended by having those stupid talks of every ones opinion and blahhh...we are all able to voice our own opinion I know that and I've never judged you as a person! Ok I feel better already and can't remember the other clutter I had on my thanks for being my diary listeners =) I should have had the coffee this morning huh?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

caitlin marie with love

So I have started my own little "business" i guess you could call it. I hand make boxes, each is its own very unique one of a kind. I do like to personalize, big into monogramming. I love vintage things, wallpaper, old labels, typewriter buttons, keys etc.. Anyone interested in purchasing please feel free to email me what you're looking for. Options include: cigar box purses, recipe box, jewels box, storage (as shown below) as well as small square decorative boxes. Please include any name or initial you'd like present. They will be mail order on the south shore & soon to be avail. in store (TBA) in Salisbury, MA. subject: with love

made for LH*

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

table dance

Tuesday is here, I've been a bloggoholic all day....I'm dying for the week to be over already! Here's a new addition, theme for Tues. Whats on your table? clutter, junk, deco....or Nada...see my different table top mess every Tuesday how exciting...right aha ciao

bitten love

Like her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica is also celebrated for her unique sense of style. In 2004, she nabbed a prestigious Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.Now, she's a designer herself! This June, she's launching a low-cost, high-quality clothing line called Bitten, boasting more than 400 items, all at a price of less than $20, at Steve & Barry's locations nationwide."It's about affordable, well-made American sportswear. It's about fashion not being a luxury and quality not being a privilege, and we don't want someone to hold it up and say, 'Well, you get with you pay for,'" she says. "We worked so hard to make sure it's everything women deserve."Sizes range from 2 to 22. "This was really, really critical criteria to me," she says. "It was only a natural extension that these clothes are for every woman in this country no matter where you live, what you look like, what your skin color is like, what you are, where you are in the economic strata, everything. And that it's not for us to decide what looks good on somebody else. It's for women of all sizes to determine what makes them feel good."

wintery slumber

now that it gets real cold out, Oscar loves sleeping with us in the nice warm bed...we're enjoying his company while it last, though today had us feeling spring fever....60's!! this is NE I guess.

As my dad would call them "mutsy & butsy". I think that speaks for its self, thanks dad! =)

our three little piglets: Oscar, Jake & Henry

Sunday, January 6, 2008


So today I had the most uneventful time of my life & truly enjoyed it. I watched my HBO on demand sex & the city re runs for hours. It did make me miss some old friends and wish time didn't rush by so fast and also made me want to hurry up and go to Paris...we talk so much of travel, I just want to do it. How do people just pack a bag a go? I've always wanted to "backpack" through Europe, its in my blood...I just don't know how to do it, does that make sense? Someone please shed some light on how I can start my journey in life, live my dreams. Life is so short & we are all so fragile..."our cracking bones make noise, we are just breakable breakable girls and boys", I don't want regrets!

another mellow melody to check out:

ingrid michaelson
Have you ever thought about what protects our hearts
Just a cage of rib bones and other various parts
So it's fairly simple to cut right through the mess
And to stop the muscle that makes us confess
And we are so fragile and our cracking bones make noise
And we are just breakable breakable breakable girls and boys
You fasten my seat belt because it is the law
In your 2 ton death trap, I finally saw
A piece of love in your face that bathed me in regret
then you drove me to places I'll never forget
And we are so fragile and our cracking bones make noise
And we are just breakable breakable breakable girls and boys
And we are so fragile and our cracking bones make noise
And we are just breakable breakable breakable girls breakable breakable breakable girls
breakable breakable breakable girls and boys

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


So its a whole new year...2008! I have so many things I want to do and apply myself towards this year...let the list begin. just kidding I won't torture my readers with all the self help and blah blah goals, I know our heads are all full of them!

I may say that I did adopt a new mia/pow hero today. Since the one I had for ten years was found and returned home last year. It is my first New Year goal....and I also got my sister to join. The man I will be wearing on my wrist from now on Oscar Weston, has made a friends Charles Scharf beside him....may he come home soon too. I haven't been able to research much on him, its quite frustrating. I will attach all I know & hopefully it will inspire you all to have a hero, along with a place in your heart for all these families missing and loosing loved ones.

Name: Oscar Branch Weston, Jr.
Rank/Branch: O2/US Air Force
Unit: 314th Air Division - Osan Airbase, Korea
Date of Birth: 05 March 1931
Home City of Record: Norfolk VA
Loss Date: 23 March 1961
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 192855N 1031014E (UG081550)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: C47
Refno: 0004

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998.

Other Personnel in Incident: Lawrence Bailey (released 1962); Alfons
Bankowski; Frederick T. Garside; Ralph W. Magee; Glenn Matteson; Leslie V.
Sampson; Edgar W. Weitkamp; (all missing)


SYNOPSIS: Henry Kissinger once predicted that an "unfortunate" by-product of "limited political engagements" would be personnel who could not be recovered. On March 23, 1961, one of the first group of Americans to fall into that "unfortunate" category were shot from the sky by Pathet Lao anti-aircraft guns. Most Americans at that time did not even know that the United States had military personnel in Southeast Asia. In fact, most Americans had not even heard of the name "Laos". The Geneva Agreements had yet to be signed; air rescue teams had yet to arrive in Southeast Asia.
The C47 aircraft crew consisted of 1Lt. Ralph W. Magee, pilot; 1Lt. Oscar B. Weston, co-pilot; 2Lt. Glenn Matteson, navigator; SSgt. Alfons A. Bankowski, flight engineer; SSgt. Frederick T. Garside, assistant flight engineer; SSgt. Leslie V. Sampson, radio operator; and passengers Maj. Lawrence R. Bailey and WO1 Edgar W. Weitkamp. Bailey and Weitkamp were assigned to the Army Attaché Office at Vientiane, Laos. The aircraft crew were all Air Force personnel flying from the 315th Air Division, Osan Airbase, Korea.
This C47 was a specially modified intelligence-gathering SC-47 which took off from Vientiane for Saigon. The passengers and crew were bound for "R &R" in the "Paris of the Orient". Before heading for Saigon, the pilot turned north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Pathet Lao stronghold on the eastern edge of the Plain of Jars. The crew, experienced in intelligence collection, planned to use their radio-direction finding equipment to determine the frequencies being used by Soviet pilots to locate the Xieng Khouangville airfield through the dense fog that often blanketed the region. Pathet Lao anti-aircraft guns downed the plane, shearing off a wing and sending the aircraft plummeting toward the jungle.
Maj. Bailey, who always wore a parachute when he flew, jumped from the falling aircraft and was captured by the Pathet Lao. Bailey spent seventeen months as a prisoner in Sam Neua, the Pathet Lao headquarters near the North Vietnamese border, before being repatriated after the signing of the Geneva Agreements on Laos in 1962. The caves at Sam Neua were said to have held scores of American prisoners during and after the war.
The seven men lost on March 23, 1961 were the first of many hundreds of American personnel shot from the sky only to disappear in the jungles of Laos. Four Lao sources stated that 7 of the 8 personnel on board died in the crash of the aircraft, and were buried in the vicinity.
Sixteen years later, in February 1977, several Pathet Lao films were obtained by a friendly foreign government showing an identification card with a photo of SSgt. Garside, and an open passport bearing 1Lt. Magee's ID number. The fact that these items were recovered in good condition is evidence that further information is available on the crew, due to the fact that the plane was not completely destroyed, and the Pathet Lao were present at the site of the crash.
Clearly, someone knows what happened to the crew of the C47. Because Laos was not included in the Paris agreements ending American involvement in Southeast Asia, and because no agreement has been reached since regarding Lao-held American POWs, hundreds of Americans remain missing, including the crew of the C47. Many Americans were known to have survived, and hundreds of reports point to their survival today.