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Year end blog

I cannot say that 2009 was a bad year. Actually...it was a really good one.

January - Hated the start of the year. Met someone but found out that he is a womanizer and man-whore. He didn't want anything to do with me when I said I wouldn't have sex with him. I stopped watching the news after that. Yes...he is a well known tv personality here in town.

February - Got serious about finding a new place to live. The house I was in was starting to make me and the kids sick. End of the month I walked into a house that I knew in an instant was going to be my new home.

March - Moved into MY new home. :) Saw "Twilight" for the first time. The addiction began.

April - First GWO was the beginning of the month. Learned that the words "Christian" and "hypocrite" go hand in hand. Someone who couldn't accept me being honest and truthful chose to end our friendship. With that action the weight he left on my heart was lifted.

May - Not a lot happened …

All's quiet on the western front

Really. It is. OMT!!! I cannot believe how fricking quiet it's been. Not only at work but everywhere I look. The cruise forums are almost at a stand still. Television shows are nothing but reruns. Even status updates on Facebook are dragging. What is going on??? Gives me too much time to think. All of the thoughts running around in my melon took me in this direction...

Why do people settle?

Seriously. Why? I have known so many people who settle for any warm body that pays attention to them just to have someone in their life.

1. A friend told me once that if she had it to do over she would have never married her husband. She said that the only reason she stays with him is for financial reasons and she doesn't want to be alone.

2. Another friend started dating a man, who in my opinion was not worthy of her, and he was verbally abusive. Telling her to stop eating because she is fat and saying hurtful things that no one should ever put up with. She is now marr…

Just my opinion

but I think that the 80's was the most amazing decade for music ever. I'm sitting here listening to Rick Springfield's "Don't talk to Strangers" and talk about a flashback. The music in the 80's was exactly that. Music. Not that bass ridden, hip hop crap they say is music today. What the hell is that stuff anyway? I know it's not my age saying that. Seriously. There is just nothing there that has any kind of redeeming value. You sure as hell can't really dance to it unless you can pop and whatever else they do now. If you aren't a hip hop dancer...forget even trying to dance to it. In the 80's there were definitely people who couldn't dance well but at least they could kind of keep to the beat. All of the music in the 80's had a different sound and beat to it. Not like the songs of today. Same song different singer is what it seems to be now.

I'm listening to Rick and remembering my first concert which just so hap…

Christmas and Twilight

Never in a million years did I think that reading a saga would bring some of the most amazing people into my life. People from all walks of life and different corners of the world. When I signed on for the cruise little did I know that I was part of a group of men and women who would become very dear friends. A couple of friends that I met through the cruise forum flew up here last month to attend my New Moon party. To be honest...that blew my mind. I have a very small circle of friends as we all know. I'm very leery of people in general and to have 2 women spend the time and money to fly from CA to my house just to spend time with me took me completely by surprise. It showed me that I am not what others have tried to tell me I am. A bad person. A bad friend and I think only of myself.

This post is actually going somewhere. I look at my Christmas tree and it reminds me of just how much people think of me and that I'm loved. My tree was decorated by my children and …

Sometimes ya gotta take a step back...

I'm single. We all know that. Sometimes it sucks but for the most part I'm enjoying my freedom. I'm able to come and go as I please. Well...within reason. I need to make sure that my kids are either with me or being taken care of. I get to go on a cruise and I didn't have to talk to a man to see if he would be okay with it. I just called and put my deposit down. I'm hoping to go to New York for a mini vacation in February. No one to ask if he is okay with it. I'm just doing it. Then we get to GWO. I started the "tradition" with the trip we took this year. I thought it would be a good thing for all of us to get together at least once a year. To be women instead of mom's. Little did I know that what I thought was a good idea would end up causing me more stress than is necessary. I'm not going to get into the why's and what for's. It stresses me out and brings me to tears.

I've canceled the GWO for 2010. Well...I&#…

View of self

Sometime in the last year I lost me. Not because of some drama. Not because I started feeling sorry for myself. Not because of anything at all. At least not anything that people would say is typical. I used to wear cute clothes with a kind of Carrie flair. Always something a little different added to my conforming outfits. It's what made me stand out a little bit. Since moving I have yet to be the quirky me. For work I wear black pants, a sweater and non-descript black boots. Last year at this time? I never went to work without wearing 3 inch heels. Hmmmm.....

Since buying the house I've gained weight. I attribute that to losing the stress factor I had in my life. I'm working on losing the weight. It's not a lot, thank goodness, but it's just enough to make me feel not so pretty. I was completely stupid in June and decided to cut my hair off. I now regret that. What in the world possessed me to cut hair that was past my bra strap off to just under…

It's a struggle...

I decided back in October that I needed to start working out. Since buying my house and having the lump in my breast removed I've gained some weight. I've gone from a size 8 to a 10. Ouch. Goes to show that stress is the best diet out there. Remove the stress and guess what? You gain weight!!! Well...at least I did and I'm hating it with a fricking passion!!! The cruise has given me incentive to lose what I've gained. Let me tell you...it was easier putting it on than taking it off. I joined Curves and didn't really get serious about it until the last couple of weeks. Today was my day to be measured. I've lost an inch in my waist and 2% body fat. WOW!!! I didn't think I was losing anything. If this keeps up I'll make my goal by cruise time. I have a pair of jeans I could wear when I turned 40 and they were a size 6. I liked how I looked in them and I want to be able to wear them again. I know I can do it and having the club in the sam…

Okay...where's Tracey and what did you do with her?

Today I found out that a guy I used to date is moving into an assisted living facility. Apparently he has some dystrophy in his nerves and has no use of his legs and is in a wheelchair. We were both 21 when we dated. He was someone that started me on the "do not trust men" road. After putting up with the lies, the cheating and the humiliation for over a year the relationship ended. I never looked back nor did I want anything to do with him. Every once in awhile I would hear something about him and I would take it with a grain of salt. I figured it was more lies. He was soooo good at that. Lie after lie after lie would come out of that man's mouth. Now I sit here and still question if he is still lying and creating this medical condition. I should feel bad for him. I should have some kind of compassion and sympathy for him. I don't. I feel nothing but "Oh well...Karma's a bitch isn't it?". Where did that come from??? That is so un…

Where have I been?

Certainly not blogging that's for sure. Last post was in August. Seems like that was a million years ago. So much has happened in 3 months. Things I won't get into on here but definitely some life changes. No...I did not get married or have a baby.

One part that happened is...

NEW MOON WAS RELEASED!!! OMT!!!! I've seen it 5 times so far. I can't get enough of it and I've read that they won't be releasing the DVD until May or June!!!!! WTF???? Seriously? With Eclipse being released June 30th they are going to wait until just before that to release NM on DVD? That's just messed up.

I.DO.NOT.WANT.TO.WAIT.THAT.LONG!!!

That is just frustrating. It's really like a drug addiction. Everyone that I know who is a Twilighter feels the same way. They just can't get enough and have seen it multiple times. I know that I'll see it at least a couple more times before it's out of the theaters. Af…

Miss my blog

I am not on here enough. Been too wrapped up in planning my party in November and the cruise I'm taking next August. Life just gets so busy and then you wonder where the time went. So much going on that there really isn't time to post a full blog and I just post a status on my Facebook.

Things are pretty busy here. I'm having a party in November and if I don't keep myself under control I will get a little over the top. The menu's are planned out though. Since I'm going to have a houseful all weekend...I've decided on some great food. Baked Ziti, tiramisu pancakes, chicken gnocchi soup, baked brie (courtesy of Margaret), pumpkin muffins with pecan/coconut topping and a variety of other munchies. I'm slowing getting decorations but keep finding more and more that I want to buy. Four friends that I've met on the cruise forum are going to come over for it and that just has me all excited. Two are flying up here from California and four are comi…

Are you kidding me???

I'm sure this will be taken down quickly if Summit has anything to say about it but for now...*sigh* Why isn't it November???

WTF?????

Ok...I try to keep politics and other immigrant crap but this one I just have to vent about. A friend of mine had a house fire last week. She lost damn close to everything. We all know that fires suck and when something like that happens you hope that there are agencies out there who will help you get back on your feet. Well let me tell you my friends...THERE ISN'T!!!! She just called OIC, which is a state run office, asking for assitance in getting her electricity set up because the power company is saying she needs a deposit to get service set up. Would you like to know what OIC told her??? Since she hasn't worked in the fields or orchards in the last 2 years she doesn't qualify for assistance. WTF???? Are you fricking kidding me??? That my friends is total bullshit. Excuse my language but when the hell did where you work qualify you for getting help after a catastrophe????

With what just happened to her....how can ANYONE question why American citizens have…

OMT!!! I'm going to piddle my pants...

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I just put a deposit down for the Twilight Cruise next summer!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Seriously. I have never been on a cruise!!! To have my first cruise be to Alaska AND it's a Twilight Cruise with Ashley Green and Kellan Lutz on board? I think I have just died and gone to heaven. I'm so giddy that I can't even think to type. The cruise will be after New Moon AND Eclipse so this is going to be a great trip.

While talking to Linda, the travel agent who put this all together, she said that I won't be the oldest one on the ship. She is older than me and her sister, who is also going, is older than her. Twilight is NOT just for teeny boppers. I'm telling ya...Edward emcompasses all ages. *sigh* Who knows...maybe I'll meet MY Edward on this cruise. :)





This is hilarious!!!

HD version...much better. :)

10

That's how much weight I've gained in the last few months. Ten freaking pounds!!! Seriously??? I am no longer the happy 6/8. I am now the 9/10. Oh good grief that sucks. Once I saw the numbers on the scale at the doctors office and then realized that my clothes just aren't fitting as well as they used to I decided that enough is enough. I feel like crap. I don't care how my hair and makeup look. That is just NOT me!!!

Realizing I'm not happy with how I look I took the bull by the horns and took that first step of getting rid of the ugly ten. I stopped drinking diet Pepsi. No more soda!!! It's killing me. I'll tell you that right now. No soda at all is just so not me. I am so addicted to the stuff that quitting is just so not easy. But...I have a bottle of water on my desk now at all times. I drink sun tea when I am at home. Granted...it's sweet tea but cut me some slack here ok? It's not like I'm drinking a whole jug in one sit…

Lovin' my friends...

I love how my friends think of me when they come across something they know I would like. Last night Pam sent me a link to something she saw on KOMO TV last night. I shall share it with you...

I WANNA GO!!!

Know how I was planning on taking a trip to Ireland next year for my vacation? I think that has been changed with this new information. :) A cruise to Alaska in August with some of the cast from the Twilight Saga? Seriously? I mentioned it to Kyla last night and she asked me how much it was. Once she found out the price I could see the wheels turning in her head. She is working her first job this summer and will have the money for the deposit plus spending money. I'll help her out with the rest of the costs. It's something she can work toward. :) So with that said...I do believe I will be going to Alaska next year. Ireland will have to wait. ;)

Definite change

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Twilight...




New Moon...




I read an interview where he says he will be getting bigger for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Seriously??? Words fail me at this point.

I'm on a roll...

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I just can't help myself....:) This is going to be sooooo cool!!!!

Too cute

This was just too cute last night.




Kristen was true to Bella form when she accepted her award. Check this out...

And the wait begins...

Twilight kicked butt last night on the MTV Movie Awards. They took all awards they were nominated for aside from one...best song. The whole show was good but definitely not kid friendly. Here is the trailer for New Moon just in case you missed the awards show. I know that you are just chomping at the bit to see it. LOL When the girls and I saw it last night all 3 of us screamed when we saw how Jacob phased. Seriously...it is going to be a looooonnnnggggg 6 months. *sigh*


Twi-diction

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While doing my morning ritual of seeing what new news there is about the filming of New Moon I had a thought. Shocking I know but I went with it. Once Breaking Dawn has been filmed and released what is going to happen? There are millions of females (I say female because there are more than just teenie boppers who are in love with this saga) who are completely and totally addicted to anything Twilight. Just google it. Obligatory line from Twilight. For those of you who have seen the movie a million and one times like I have you will get that. :)


Twilight has become such a phenomena that I don't even think that Stephenie Meyer knew how big it was going to be. It is so much more than Harry Potter. Don't get me wrong...I'm not dissing Harry Potter at all. I love that story and I will miss it when the Deathly Hallows movie has finished. There is just something about Twilight that keeps me and millions of others entranced. The way Edward loves Bella, how Bella cannot disting…

New Moon

Found this on one of the many Twilight blogs I read. :) I told ya...it's an obsession/addiction. If you haven't read New Moon then this video most likely won't make any bit of sense to you. LOL

A change

Yes...I changed my layout. It had to be done. Besides I was getting tired of the other one. Needed to mix it up a bit. You will notice that I have a chat box on the sidebar instead of having comments. Let's see how that works out. :)

The eyes have it...

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Seriously...those eyes just kill me!!! Oh good grief...now I need to watch Twilight tonight. Can you say obsessed? I know I can. I am happy to know that I have support in my obsession with some friends. They are just as mad about the saga as I am.

I made plans for July 4th to go to Portland and watch Vamp Baseball with another Twi-friend. While down there I figured why not go visit the places where the movie was filmed. Great photo ops and it will make Kyla as jealous as all get out. She has to be with the SD all summer so there won't be an opportunity for her to join me. She is getting a Twilight birthday though. I'm taking her to Forks and we are staying in a Twilight themed room. Forks in late October. The weather will be lovely. Read that with sarcasm as any Pacific Northwesterner will tell you...the Olympic Peninsula will be drenched by that time. Must remember to bring an umbrella and my webbed feet. It will be worth it to see the look on Kyla's face and making a life…

Excess within control

Been sitting here today thinking about...well basically Twilight and all things associated with it. I did find a website that lists all of the places where filmed. Since I'm going to be in the Portland area the weekend of July 4th...I figured I would go on a photo safari.

While doing some prerusing of the internet...for some reason the movie "Somewhere in Time" popped into my head. In my opinion THE most romantic movie ever put on film. Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve had the epitome of on screen chemistry. While looking at a site that is dedicated to the movie I found some quotes....one of them being my title. Excess within control. That brings me back to "Twilight". It would be so easy to get carried away with the story. I need to keep it under control without going completely fanatical about it.

Twilight and Somewhere in Time have almost the same premise. One person is willing to give up everything that they have for the person they love. There are so many …

Really...

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The right way

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I have a daughter who is turning 15 in October. Can you say that I'm facing *gasp* a learners permit not soon after that??? Seriously? When did that happen??? Where did the time go? *sigh* Not liking it but it's inevitable. She is already discussing driving and the fact that I told her she would be driving my PT. Actually...she is going to be buying it from me. Being a single mom I can't just give her a car. Plus I want her to learn some lessons from this and that she won't be given everything in life. Needless to say that has put me in a position to buy the car I want. A sporty and cute little car. Been doing some looking and research and here is what I'm wanting...at least for the moment. ;)





No...it isn't as expensive as it looks. I also did a quick quote for insurance and would you believe it's about the same as what my PT Cruiser is??? I know...shocked me too. It's still a year away before I need to get a car but I want to do my research and make sur…

Friday

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Thought I would share a little eye candy for the weekend since I can't think of anything else to blog about. LOL Have a great weekend!!!

GWO2

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Yep...it's going to be a "Not so annual but whenever we feel the need" kind of thing. Our next get together is being planned. It all started with a little book called "Twilight". LOL Pam and I got all wrapped up in the books so Margaret joined in on the reading. We now have her hooked. I read the whole series in about a week. Same with Pam. I think if Margaret continues the way she is...she will finish in about the same time. Anyway...I digress. The point is this...with all of the Twilight hysteria...and it is hysteria...Pam thought that a good time for a GWO2 would be when "New Moon" is released. Well that was just brilliant!!! We are going to crash at my new house and be legal teenagers. :) There is going to be a 2nd part of this GWO2. Since one of our legal teenagers can't join us...we are going to head to her place in early December and continue the GWO2. She lives in Ridgefield which is not far from where Twilight was filmed. Who knows what w…

And so the lion...

Currently my obsession. Why not? Robert is easy to look at and it's romantic as all get out. :)

I know it's not synched up all that fabulous but you get the idea.

Liberation

I had a bit of drama last week. Nothing that got me too riled up but it was a drama that needed to be played out. This morning I awoke with the feeling of liberation and coming full circle. I won't get into specifics but the jist of it was that a person from my past could not accept that I will be honest when it comes to how I feel about things. If someone hurts me, I'm going to tell them. If I'm angry, I'm going to tell them. If someone makes me happy, I'll tell them that also. The person in question stated that they could not accept that from me. WOW!!! Seriously? My jaw dropped when I read their email. That statement opened up so much for me I can't even begin to explain. For the first time in 5 years I finally felt that all of the soul searching and self reflection has paid off. I am no longer a prisoner in my own life. I can parole myself from my self imposed prison that I've been in for darned near 5 years.

I have allowed certain people pu…

For Sherri

I'm in a mood...

Sorry ya'all but I love this song. :) Now for some trivia. What movie had this playing at the end? Not the credits but just the ending scenes?

End of March

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Here in Washington State the phrase "In like a lion and out like a lamb" quite accurately describes March. Here...let me show you:



The above photo is what Snoqualmie Pass looks like today. Yes...I said TODAY!!! March 25, 2009. In a week and 1/2 my friends and I will be meeting in Seattle for the GWO. GWO meaning Girls Weekend Out. You see that photo just above? That is the pass that me and two of my friends must drive over in order to get to Seattle. I am not the one doing the driving but still...I'm less than thrilled at what the roads look like at this point. Margaret texted me and said that 15 inches fell in the last 24 hours. HELLO!!! It's Spring. No Spring snow!!! Spring flowers!!! Spring sunshine!!! Spring warmth!!! This is what is required of Spring. Not the fricking white stuff falling in bucket loads!!! I know better than to expect anything other than this type of weather but please...??? A nice weekend would be...well nice. *sigh*

*mutter…

Newness

I was bored. I changed my template. Thoughts?

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant

I needed to remind myself of this again. It's been a rough week and one that has hurt my heart. Decisions and choices were made that weren't what I truly wanted but had to be done. I'm not going to get into the why's and what's of the circumstances. I don't need the drama. What I do need is to remember this:

Are Your Friends Here for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?

Many of us are fortunate enough to have friends who are a consistent part of our lives throughout all our ups and downs. However, sometimes others we consider friends appear to enter, then depart from our lives for reasons we try to, but don't always, understand. This piece nicely explains the flow of people in and out of our lives.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to m…

Needing a friend...

No...not me. My little doof, Jeffery. He is a lonely little weenie. He's a daschund!!! Where was your mind??? Good grief. Seriously though. Now that I have moved and I have a fenced yard I think that the doof needs a friend. I've been looking at Chihuahua's. Quite cute and loveable. Not sure though. The doof can get rambunctious sometimes. I do know that I need a smaller friend though. Doof is a doxie so he has little legs and a LONG back. Plus I think a female would be better for him. That way I'm not dealing with an alpha male issue. So...we are looking for a friend for the doof. Any suggestions on a good breed?

See this?

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It bloody well better not be like that in 2 weeks or I'm gonna be cranky. Thank God I'm not the one driving to Seattle for the GWO. I do not do well driving in the snow. I'm bored today...can you tell? LOL

Purse whore

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I seriously want a yellow purse. Not mustard yellow. Not pastel yellow. Not dirty yellow. I want sunshine yellow!!! Bright bright bright yellow. Do you think I can find one I like? Nah. At least not in the price range I am wanting it. I found this one on eBay and it's cute. It's totally me.



Perfect size. Do I want to pay the price they are asking? I don't think so!!! *sigh* Listen to me. I just bought a purse that I was completely in love with and searched Craigslist high and low for. Seriously...I went to every major city that was on CL looking for it and found it in San Diego. What did I pay for it? Only $85.00 for the pretty thing. See?



So why am I flipping out over paying $35.00 for a yellow purse? I have no fricking clue. LOL Maybe because it's faddish and I know I won't carry it forever. My fairy purse? That will hang out with me for awhile. So...any thoughts on where I can find a nice bright sunshine yellow purse that won't break my …

Weekends? Who needs em?

I do that's who!!! But...I need weekends that are good and not stressful and bring me to tears. I hate crying. My last relationship taught me that little tidbit. Crying is a sign of weakness and lets others know that they have affected you in some way. I was seriously affected yesterday and I lost it. During the situation I was in it was brought to my attention that I don't value my friends and in essence I'm not a good friend. I was called a liar which pissed me right the hell off but I got past that. It was the friend statement that really got me to thinking and questioning myself.

My friends are my lifeline. Without them I know that I would hole up somewhere and most likely lose all sense of what life is. I know I'm not a perfect friend. No one is. I make mistakes. I'm human. I try to do the best I can. I'm beginning to realize that it's not enough. I have to learn to hold my tongue and not speak what I'm thinking...no matter if advi…

GWO condo...

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Here is where the girls and I will be staying for our Girls Weekend Out. Not far from the Space Needle, Pike's Place Market, the Waterfront and everything that we are going to need. Margaret told me that there is a martini bar just across the street. Do I know how to pick a vacation condo or what? :)













Seeing the whole picture

Who am I? Seriously. Who am I? I think I'm a good mom, a good friend, a good employee and a good person. So why am I thinking about who I really am? Someone called me a cold hearted bitch a couple of years ago but this person said it was meant as a compliment. I didn't take it as such and still don't. Today I really started thinking about what that person said. She said she wanted to be a cold hearted bitch just like me. A person who doesn't wear her heart on her sleeve and get emotionally attached to every man I go out with. Wow. Is that really what I portray and who people see? Someone who is cold and has a wall that is so high and thick that no one will get past it? I know I have my walls. Most are pretty rock solid.

I've gone through my head just how many honest to goodness friends I have. The list is small. Most live out of Yakima. There are a couple that live in town but I don't see them often. That brings me to this question. Are they stil…

Oy vey...

The mind can only process so much at one time. My mind has been trying to process moving into a new house, putting things in their proper place in the new house, finding out that the fridge is dead, getting my address changed everywhere, planning the GWO, dealing with a 14 year old daughter, working and my annual mammogram. Seriously??? I have reached the end of my rapidly fraying rope.

So what am I doing to not think about it? Watched the season finale of The Bachelor and seeing that drama unfold. I could put in my 2 cents but we all know what those will be. Jason is an ass for doing what he did to Melissa. Not because he broke things off with her but how he did it. I don't care if ABC told him to do it that way...he should have had the balls and stuck to whatever values and morals he has and said "No...I will not humiliate Melissa that way". Sadly...he didn't and he is now facing a serious backlash from the whole country. I would not want to be in his sh…

It's Monday...

And I have moved into my new home. That is exciting isn't it? Of course it is...but not as exciting as it being the finale of The Bachelor. Yes...I have been drawn into a reality show. Shut up.

A persona?

I got an email the other day. It was from my blog!!! I guess it has taken on a life of it's own and is missing me. So...I shall post today. Happy now blog? :)

It was a busy and fabulous weekend. I bought a house!!! I know. I can't believe it either. I never thought I would be a homeowner and here I am...owning my own home!!! We close on it this week and I am terrified, excited yet nervous all at the same time.

I wasn't too sure about the place until I walked in it. I went on the county assessors website and seeing that it was a 1972 doublewide...I was not impressed. When I went into the house to look around...my not so impressed turned into "This is my new home". The owners were planning on retiring here but the husband passed away a few weeks ago and his wife does not want to live in it. I don't blame her at all. Too many memories with what they were planning. I could not believe all of the work that has gone into the house. They tape and tex…

And I giggle...

The things that happen in my world sometimes amaze me. Take last night for instance. Jordin and I are at Wally World picking up so kitty food, a pair of shoes for Jordin and munchies. My phone rings. I do not recognize the number so I don't answer it. I always do that. I get home and think nothing of it. Actually...I completely forgot it.

I'm sitting in my recliner because us old folks need those and I am reading a text when I thought..."Oh...I just wonder who it was that called me?". So...I send a text. "Who is this?". I get a text back "I think I called the wrong person but do you know T.?" WHAT???? T is a good friend of mine. Ok...now this is getting weird. We continue texting for awhile and then I decide to call T. I asked her if she knew him and said she did and that he was a very nice man with a great sense of humor. I grinned. Oh really??? John, the wrong number man, and I texted for a bit longer and then he asked me if I …

110%

That is the level of my stress. 110% of where it normally is. Let me see...

1. Needing to move. No place to move to. Well that sucks. Must live in the same school district because I refuse to tranfer the girls.

2. Time to have my mammogram/ultrasound. Two lumps still reminding me of this on a daily basis. Lovely.

3. Other issues I won't discuss here in a public forum. Care to know? Email me.

I did relieve some stress this week. I paid my car off so I have some extra money every month. Tax refunds are a wonderful thing. The one time of year I don't mind being single.

Stress bites big huge frozen banana's. I need some chocolate...NOW!!!

Observations and opinions

It has been an interesting day. Our 44th President was sworn in today. For some people...it was a great thing. For others...not so much. I read that a certain talk show celebrity stated "He is amazing grace personified." I heard on the radio that people were clamoring to touch him. I'm really unsure of all the God like admiration and worshipping that people are laying upon this man we now call our President. He is a man. He does not walk on water. He is not the second born Son of my God. He is human just as the person who is reading my blog. I can't quite wrap my mind around all of this. What I can wrap my mind around is how I feel about this man. I do not believe he is right for the job. I do not believe that the other candidate was right. This country was handed a bad hand and we had to choose one. One was a poor little rich kid. The other was colored and from the wrong side of the tracks. Hmmm...we are all having financial issues...who should spe…

Where have I been???

I've not been lurking. Really Nell...I haven't. I've been looking at my house thinking "How in the blazes am I going to get this all packed up???" I know I can do it. I've done it more in my lifetime than I want to think about. In the year and 1/2 I lived with Darren we moved 3 times!!! This isn't new for me!!! I just hate the thought of packing. The moving I'm all for. I need to look at this a different way. Not in a negative manner. I need to view it as a chance to purge all of the crap I own. A fresh start...to collect more crap. :)

I'm in the office today on Martin Luther King day when everyone else has the blinking day off!!! The phone has rang 2 times in the last 3 hours. The furnace that heats the building I'm in is on the fritz. It is Monday. I think that the day needs to end now. I need to warm up!!! Good grief.

The weekend was not a total bust for me. I had a coffee date Friday night. Quite by accident really. I …