30 November, 2005

You Are 70% "Average American"

You are average because you don't think people should be jailed for using marijuana.

You are not average since you do make New Year's resolutions.


24 November, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving.

May you be able to give thanks for the good things you have received this year and remember those who are less fortunate.

13 November, 2005

I overslept and thus no church. Just really needed to catch up and I feel better than I did the last couple of days. Of course I have meds to thank for that.

Did the garage sale at the mom's house and I think I used the shoulder too much. Not a happy person. Really am not ready to go out and be a person. Blah.

Did get a Christmas present. Might be the only one with the dearth of funds around here.


12 November, 2005

I'm Stealing this one from the Dixie Peach! Thank you.

A is for Age - 52
B is for Booze - PKNT Chardonnay From Chile
C is for Career - Put on hold till someone fixes the shoulder.
D is for Dad's Name - Franz on his birth certificate, Frank for every day life.
E is for Essential items to bring to a party - Wine, Cheese and an appetite
F is for Favorite song at the moment - Hurt by Johnny Cash
G is for Goof off thing to do - Read and play Solitaire
H is for Hometown - Wausau, Wisconsin
I is for Instrument you play - Clarinet, Pipe Organ, Electronic Organ, Piano
J is for Jam or Jelly you like - Concord Grape Jelly
K is for Kids - one of each type
L is for Living arrangement - Husband, dog, kids, 3 cats and the dust bunnies
M is for Mom's name - Jeane E. maiden name ryhmed. her mom had no sense of humor
N is for Names of best friends - Nancy (2), Lisa, Karen, Sheepo
O is for Overnight hospital stays - Last one was 2001, for heart trouble
P is for Phobias Stationary height, spiders, bugs, creepy things,
Q is for Quote you like - "Am I the only straight guy left in this circle?" My sheepo
R is for Relationship that lasted the longest - The marriage, 20 years old.
S is for Siblings -One brother alive, one half brother deceased
T is for Texas, ever been? - Flown over it, my inlaws are from there.
U is for Unique trait - I can crack my toes and my ankles. I have a good laugh.
Vegetable you love - Sauerkraut
W is for Worst traits - Procrastination, Stubborness, Hard head.
X is for Xrays you've had - Teeth, ankle, abdomen, spine, cerivical neck, shoulder, knees
Y is for Yummy food you make - Fumi Salad
Z is for Zodiac sign -Cancer

10 November, 2005

Will this never freaking end? Bridezilla strikes again....

They got married, I took the license and do what I always do, mail it in to the county clerk. She gets back from honeymoon, where is my license. I say I mailed it. Did you send the money in? No, I just make sure it gets mailed. I've been doing this for 15 years and never had a problem. She emails me back and insults me. I don't need this. I have enough stress to deal with but to have a spoiled little girl who didn't pay a thing for this wedding start to tell me my job. Fuck it. If they knew they needed copies, they read the paperwork, fill out the forms, and say by the by, we need you to do this. I think the part about me taking the marriage license and mailing it went right over her head. I hope they live a long life living next door to her parents. Too much too much.

Had to drive my mom to the surgi center today and she had the 1st of 3 epidurals deep into her spine. She was pretty looped when she got out. I drove her home and now will pick up the niece after school after I pick up my kid from high school. I hope she gets some relief. They sure do a booming business at the surgicenter. Lots of cataract surgeries today too. I just read and waited for her, do it again next week (but I have an appt at the same building only a different suite) and then again on the 1st. Next time I take my Ipod with me and listen to something as I sit and wait.

Rained off and on last night. Clearing now. Supposed to get warmer. I had a fire going all day yesterday. Just couldn't get warm. Watched Willy Wonka with #2 child, interesting movie to be sure.


07 November, 2005

If you are in California, be sure to vote tomorrow.

06 November, 2005

I am feeling okay today. That is an improvement over my mental state the last few weeks. Could be because I am cooking more and thinking less. Ha.Have been being Susie homemaker even. Get this:
Thursday: S'getti and meatballs and cheese bread
Friday: Chicken breasts, mashed po's gravy, and stuffing and squash
Saturday: BBQ baby back ribs. macaroni and cheese and green peas.
Tonight is German Bratwurst, parcooked in beer and brown sugar, with oven roasted baby potatos and onions, sides of baked beans with maple syrup and sauerkraut again with beer and brown sugar. Sounds good. Big honey rolls to hold the wurst. I am already hungry.

Church today. Went well, Greg played his violin. I wish I had a smidgen of his talent. Barry did a good job too. He's full of advice but not enough for me.

Got to get back to my reading. I have 2 more coming, and 1 that I am into. May settle into that this afternoon.

Oh well. It's another day in paradise.


01 November, 2005

All Saints Day is today.

Today I remembered relatives and friends that have left us and gone to their rewards. This has been a rough year for people passing away. They are still in our hearts if not with us.

Another 80+ day here in SoCal. Sunny with a breeze, but there's a change a coming according to the weather guys.

Got up after a very restless night. Had a lot of discomfort from whatever didn't agree with me and at 0100 i got went to the kids bedroom and asked her where my imodium was. I had searched downstairs where it should be and it wasn't there. She found it in her room. Thank God. I was still sick this morning but I took her to school, came home and got the other one, so he could go and get the SW Movie, and then a short trip to the market and home. I tried to watch the movie but I was so uncomfortable that I went back upstairs and went to bed. Slept till nearly 1130. Still feeling kinda peak'ed as my mom would say.

Very quiet Hallowe'en back here. Watched some TV and finished "In Her Shoes". I liked the book. Have been busy reading the last few days, " A Million Little Pieces", "Sarah", "The Witch of Cologne". I am still trying to read "The Historian", "I Am Charlotte Simmons", and "My Sister's Keeper". I got notified that I have 2 new books coming to review. That will be good. I usually put away my personal reading and get to the reviews first. They both sound good. I read 2 books last month too. That perked me up a bit.

And I got an email from my WB station that I won a Ray Charles CD and poster. I just sent in my name for the heck of it. Whoo hoo. Faxed the info back to them and now I wait for my goodies.

Not much else going on in my life.