Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday? Really?

I'm really behind and overwhelmed!
Trying to use tonight to catch up, but it's not working so well... I feel like I'm doing everything half-assed, with more and more issues popping up. Gah! But I'm doing what I can, and I guess that has to be good enough for right now.
So far this week:
1. The day job has been so freaking busy! Brain draining, overwhelming, and I don't think Friday is ever going to get here!
2. I have a new great niece! Born today - Leap Day! She's adorable and also in Oklahoma, so I don't know when I'll get to see more than pictures! But she's so cute!
3. My 'burban is in the shop for inspection. And for the verdict on whether or not she'll make it another year thanks to our fantastic mechanic. I know she has some rust and other issues, but I'm hopeful. She's been a good truck and I don't want to let her go - despite the fact that the radio doesn't work anymore and she takes on water during a heavy rain. Either way, I'm not looking forward to the bill...
4. Did I tell you my dryer is fixed? I still hate laundry, but a working dryer makes everything so much easier...
And the worst thing...
5. My sister-in-law has breast cancer. We found out very recently and the emotions are still very raw and fresh. It's survivable and she has a great attitude, but...
My brother is doing a Relay for Life in her honor, so look for a posting regarding that soon. And other things our family will do to show support as we work through this craptastic and difficult time. We're going to do whatever it takes...
And that makes my whining about my insane week null and void. All I can say right now is...Get your mammogram (I will be making my appointment!). Do your self exams! My sister-in-law's (who is also my best friend from high school and still one of my very bestest friends in the whole world) cancer was caught early and she still may be looking at a mastectomy and radiation!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feel Good Friday - The Saturday Edition

So this week really did suck rotten eggs, leaky pustules, and fish parts left out in the sun... No kidding and I'll elaborate when I can...Just not right now.
But, I can find a few good things to say...
1. Girl time with my youngest. Shopping, ear piercing, eating junk food.
2. Things happening that make me squee and jump up and down!
3. Hanging out with the guys at Scout camp even though I froze my rear end off and couldn't feel my hands. (Geeze, it's so cold and windy out.)
4. Long talks with my momma.
5. Hanging out with my sister for a little while.
6. Stressful situations that turn out okay.
7. My iPhone. Yeah, I know I put this every week, but it saved my butt a few times this week and deserves mention.
8. My new very fuzzy, very warm polka dotted jammie pants!
9. My evening plans to eat junk food, watch The Walking Dead, and write!
10. Making story progress!!
So there's the list!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


More thing i know...
1. I really have no rhythm. For real. I am hoping practice will help me learn some. If it doesn't, then okay. At least I'm having fun...
2. This week sucks rotten eggs and leaky pustules. Yes, it's that bad.
3. I know I am beyond exhausted.And it's only Tuesday.
4. I know that No one puts Baby in a corner.
5. I can fully function on less than 3 hours sleep.
6. I am really mad we haven't had any snow.
7. I know the retreat cannot come soon enough.
8. I know that being rejected a random second time by the same agent hurts as much as it did the first time.
Okay... That's enough for now...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Feel Good Friday

Man, what a week. Weird thing is - everyone I know has had the same long, craptastic week!
There was some good though, so let's focus on that!
1. Our video game system arriving and having fun with it.
2. My iphone. I am so in love with it.
3. Writing every day but one this week.
4. Spaghetti dinner prep and serving tomorrow. It's a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
5. Being free from two of my major volunteer obligations. So very freeing.
6. Hope for the dryer repair this weekend.
7. My goofy kids.
8. Seeing my granddaughter!
9. Friday!
10. Sleeping in a little tomorrow!
So there you have it. We won't talk about that man being sick all week - with three different ailments, or the crap that broke in my house this week, or the crappy sleeping, or how insanely hot it is in my house right now, or that time to get my 'burban inspected is running out and I'm not sure it'll pass.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Hallmark Holiday! Ha!
We've never really celebrated Valentine's Day around here. Not between the man and I anyway. (We have our reasons - namely that you don't really need an 'official' day to show someone you love that they're special to you) This year seemed a little different because the new video game system arrived today, and the girls and I went to visit K5 so we had to stop and get her a present. (the man is still sick with the flu. He better not share! And K3 had a meeting.) And I got those living in my house chocolate, too.
K5 is a riot! She constantly throws herself into my arms, gives me hugs and kisses, and tells me everything. I love it. She pouted when we left, which made me sad. She's psycho for Sesame Street - namely Elmo and Abby, which cracks me up. I saw every one of her toys, including her fake knife that she sticks in her pocket and pulls out at random times. It was a very good visit.
The new video game system seems like a lot of fun. We didn't have too much of a chance to check it out since everyone (but the sick man) had places to go and things to do. The kids played the dancing game for a few minutes, but that's as far as we got. Tomorrow's another day though.
Another long day though. Mostly good, but very busy.
And I wrote! A decent amount, too! My brain is working on this new story and I like it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday's List...

1. I really love my iPhone. I'm still learning it, but I'm not sure how I lived without it. I'm not happy with how quick the battery dies, but today is the first day it'll take me to time to go to bed and charge, so maybe  it'll be okay.
2. That man I live with is sick. Sick enough to go home from work after just a few hours. This is highly unusual. The flu. And he'd better not give it to me for Valentine's Day! That man is not a stereotypical sick man. He does not like to be babied, bothered, or talked to. He tries to do what he's supposed to even when I shoo him. I know I am blessed with him, because if he whined or wanted to lay his head in my lap...I don't know what I'd do...but it wouldn't be pleasant! Ha!
3. Today was long. Busy, busy, busy, and long. I swear I left a whole day's worth of work on my desk and that does not bode well for tomorrow.
4. My brain is fried from #3. There will be no writing for me tonight - at least not at this moment. That might change though.
5. K2's taxes are done and her budget is worked out. This is a good thing, even after a long work day. She's more settled knowing where and when her money needs to go and happy with her return.
6. I dragged my hair through melted butter when I was making dinner.
7. That man and I swear there was a mouse, or a bat, in our room this morning. I searched everywhere and could not find any evidence. We both heard squeaking and shuffling, but the cat does not seem to care.
8. We ordered the kids an Xbox and K'nect. It has shipped and should be here soon! Whoot! They've been waiting for so long!
9. I think I need an adult beverage.
10. Or two....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blogging From...

The new phone! Oh! How cool is this? Maybe I'll be better about blogging! Maybe??

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feel Good Friday

So we made it to Friday again. Isn't that what we do every week? Just struggle to make it until Friday? I hate that most weeks. I do - and I know I miss out on other good days in my quest to get to the end. Going to have to think about that one and see if I can rearrange my thinking...
So here's the list for this week:
1. My new iPhone! Gawd! I love it and want to have its babies and I've only had it a little over 24 hours. My computer is a little jealous, but I'm confident we can find an arrangement that works for all of us.
2. New Supernatural tonight! (Though I think it's about clowns. *shudders* I hate clowns!)
3. Snow! Or at least it's supposed to.
4. My kid buying me a case for the new phone. She's so sweet!
5. Sleeping in tomorrow.
6. K3 being so excited for his Scout training weekend.
7. Good books to critique.
8. My brain working - having ideas, thinking about the wip. I guess I'm not broken!
9. Jeans that fit. Wooo!
10. Having a menu planned out and doing the shopping (with the snow crazed people) so that I don't have to hit the store a hundred-million times!
That is all! It's almost time for Supernatural!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thursday Already?

I don't know if this week has gone fast or slow...
I'm just glad it's Thursday and here's why...
My cell died on Tuesday. Ironically, it passed away only minutes after talking to a rep from my cell provider. I was sure it was a simple fix - a box got clicked on accident as she was looking over my account to answer the questions I asked. I was nervous and upset though - not having my phone is like sending your kids to their friends house and not getting the parents name or phone number.
It was bad, bad news when I called. Apparently my phone has brain damage. The sim card fried. :(
Anyway, I was due to upgrade and already had my iPhone picked out - not the brand new one, I can't justify spending that much for a phone when there are other things that need to be taken care of, besides, I'm such a newbie at iPhones I figure the 3G will be like a test run. So, I ordered it.
...And now I'm waiting - borrowing K3's phone during the day and wandering around aimlessly in the evenings, looking at my dead phone, hoping the sim will come back to life. It hasn't.
But now we're at Thursday. My new phone is at the nearest shipping hub getting ready to go on the truck for delivery. I will have it when I get home today.
If I can survive one more day without "my" phone.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Things I Know

1. My neighbors are a-holes and there is no arguing about that.
2. I used to be able to drink a heck of a lot more than I can now. Me = Lame.
3. My children are chaos. And not just sometimes. All of the time. But I love them and can't imagine life any other way.
4. I will always root for the underdog, even when it puts me in uncomfortable situations.
5. Sleep is important, especially when you're not getting enough.
6. Time goes by too fast. And waiting is really hard.
7. Standing up for something you believe in, even if it isn't the popular opinion, is ALWAYS worth it - regardless of the backlash. (bring it!)
8. Hope, even if it has been proven that you are stupid for hoping, is worth it. If you can't hope for the people you love...
9. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Even if you hate it.
10. I am not Superwoman, even if I want to be.
That is all...(well, not really, but all for now!)

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Feel Good Friday - The Saturday Edition

A day late, but here goes:
1. Sleeping in a little this morning.
2. My writing meeting today!
3. Tonight's plans - today is that man's birthday and we're gathering with friends for music and laughing!
4. Getting my stuff DONE!
5. Preparing to start a new project!
6. Tomorrow's plans to hang at home and chill out. I cannot tell you how much we need that.
7. Also, my plans to read all day tomorrow. And cook.
8. The few snow flakes I saw earlier.
9. Supernatural last night!
10. Seeing people I haven't seen in a long time.
That is all for now. I must prepare for the birthday night out!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Watch This....

Watch this...
The woman who made this video is one of the best friends I've ever had. We've been through some really stupid and crappy times, as well as some of the best times of my life (and I think hers, too)! She's my sister (not really, but yes, she is), my children's aunt, and a great person.

I think it's obvious where I stand on this issue...

Love is love. And love is beautiful.


Thursday, February 02, 2012


Okay, so it's Thursday and I missed posting the answers yesterday. I was buried until some revisions (which I'm almost done with, whoot!).
Here we go!

1. I did not get to before before 3am either day this weekend. True. But the weekend was a blast.
2. I went out with my sister and some bearded guy tried to talk me into going to his hotel room with him. Also, true. Never going to happen, buddy.
3. I learned two new dances and am proud to say I mastered them. Haha. No.
4. Someone thought I was my sister's mother. True. In the woman's defense, she couldn't see me at first.
5. My dog got into the trash and spread it all over the back yard. Yes. Bad dog.
6. I ate escargot and deer heart. Never in a million years.
7. My granddaughter has decided I am to be called "Sho sho". No, but she is calling me Nana.
8. My husband kissed a dead pig. Yes. And then he ate it.
9. I got carded buying beer. Nope....
10. Some creeper guy tried to pick up my mom.

There you have it!