31 December, 2010

December 31st, 2010

The end of the year. It's been an interesting one. It's been full of sadness, laughter, new starts, and endings.

I wish all a happy new year in 2011.

Do your best, love your family, love your animals, love your God.


25 December, 2010

And the big box was..........

A Stanley Tools Shop Vac. The one thing I don't have. Also got a wonderful neck pillow, necklace and a portable battleship game. My kids know me!!

The strata was marvelous, my little chickens are almost defrosted and we'll have dinner around 630. I'm just enjoying the day.

Merry Christmas to All.....12 days of it!

24 December, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas......

1. I have a whole lot of things to wrap but I'll do it late and put them out under the tree.

2. We had a wonderful 25th anniversary trip. Got a room upgrade and had fun spending their money.

3. 1st time in 25 years we won't be with my mom. She's in MN at my brothers.

4. Making strata for breakfast tomorrow. Cornish game hens for dinner tomorrow night. Pizza for dinner tonight.

5. Southwest is a great airline to fly. Play by their rules and it rocks!

6. Las Vegas at Christmas. Lights and more lights and ads for escorts rolling down the road.

7. The COACH outlet. Need I say more?

8. Tired but happy.

9. Thankful for all the blessings God has given us.

10. Merry Christmas to All!!!

15 December, 2010

A bunch of random questions.....

Can you do this without deleting any questions?
I am the guilty type so I think I will answer all of them. 

What comes to mind when I say 69?
The year the 1st person who broke my heart into bits graduated from high school.

Is there a person that you can go to in sweats, hair a mess, and still feel comfy?
More than 1.

Have you ever thought about killing someone in detail?
Thought about, planned but never carried through.

What do you have pierced on you?
2 holes in each ear
Who was the last person you cried in front of?
no one

Who knows your secrets?
Duffy and Squeaks

Do you straighten your hair?
The question should be how often do you get a perm for your straight fine dull hair? 
Has a good friendship ended recently that you wish had not?
Not really.

How old will you be in 4 years?

Would you kiss anyone on your top friends?
A European 2 sided kiss
Was today a good day?
Well I watched David Selby (from Dark Shadows) in a hokey ScyFy movie about a black hole in St Louis!

Will tomorrow be?
EVeryday is a chance to start over so yes

Do you have a ceiling fan in your room, and if so, is there dust on that fan?
I am sure the dust bunnies have turned into rabbits by now. 

Are you happy right now?
Yes I an going away on a trip soon.

Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted?
I told my brother he came home from the hospital and I wanted to send him back. 

Do you like being home alone?
I get my best work done alone.

Connection between you and the last person who text messaged you?
My daughter. 

Is there anyone you trust who you shouldn't?
Not anymore

Will you be in a relationship in the next month?
Been in the same one for 25 years! 

When was the last time you cried really hard?
I watched a movie the other night and I cried, but I can't remember what it was. 
Do you argue with people often?
I try not to waste the energy.

What would you say if a girl told you they were in love with your brother?
She did and she married him, against my advice. 
Where is your number one person on your friends list?
I don't tell. 
Have you ever had a school picture turn out absolutely dreadful?
I hate having pictures taken of me. I always looked like a zombie queen.

Does it bother you when you text somebody and they take forever to respond?
Or when they don't answer my tweets. 
Who did you spend at least two hours with today?
my dogs
Would you ever date your number one on myspace?
Never had a myspace.

Have you ever fallen asleep texting someone?
No. I do other things to fall asleep to. 
Do you act differently around the person you like?
Used to. Then I figured out they were humans. 
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
11 years and I didn't marry him.
Who's shoulder did you last cry on?
The couch.

Where did your last hug take place?
Rachel in the living room. 
Have a best friend?
A couple. 
Are you tall?
Nope. And I have shrunk. 

Ever received a really long apology?
Accompanied by flowers.
Do you want kids?
I've got 2 thank you, and no more is fine with me. 
How are you?
Baking and re reading Harry Potter #1
Guilty about something?
Not in the least.
Ever done something illegal?
And fattening.
Do you have any friends whose parents won't let them hang out with you?
Not any more. Most of them are dead. 
Have you had strong feelings for someone this year?
Dislike perhaps. 
Have you ever fallen asleep while talking to someone?
ON the phone. 
Have you ever worn the opposite sex's clothing?
Levi 501's when they cost 10$ a pair and I had a waist.
Think of the last person who said I love you to you, do you think they meant it?
Yes, I believe they did. 
Who was the first person you talked to today?
What can't you wait for?
Our anniversary trip.

What woke you up this morning?
The roofers next door.

Who was the last person you fell asleep on or rested on?
I don't do that. 
Who was the last person to call you?
My husband. 
Do you drink more water or juice?
Water, definitely.

Are you there for your friends?
Most of the time. 

How different are you from three years ago?
Do you hate being alone?
I don't mind being along. 

What's your favorite color?
Do you get along with girls?
Have to
What are you doing right now?
"Going back to reading Harry Potter #1

Do you think you're old?
Ask me in 25 years. 
Are you afraid of the dark?
No        <>)
Do you like your life?
Pretty much now.

Ever talked to someone that was drunk?
How many times can I count? 
Do you have good vision?
Have you ever lost a friend?
Did you have a dream last night?
Not last night. 
What should you need to be doing?
Putting up decorations.
Can you handle the truth?
Unlike Tom CRuise, yes. 
What time did you wake up this morning?
7:30  But I went back to sleep.
How often do you talk on the phone?
Not as often as I email. 

Are you currently frustrated with someone?
Have you made a prank phone call?
Yes.  Straws and water were such fun.....
Do you use chapstick?
When I go to the desert

Do you like your hair?
Yes. Since I got my curly perm.

Have you ever broken your arm?
No, but I have broken my foot.

Full House or Brady Bunch?
Full House. I like Uncle Jesse

Do you have any scars?
Yes. Several on my right shoulder, and on under my clavicle on the left side. 
Do you have a friend that starts with the letter Q?
No odd names in the bunch
What month and year is it?
December 2010

Do you love someone?

And with that, I'll leave you to your imaginations.

Thanks to KA002 for doing a 2100 foot overfly and shaking the house today. Nothing like a 777 to shake things up.

Thanks to Steve M, who sold us our new stove that is so nice to use. I feel spoiled.

Thanks to Southwest Airlines, I am going on a trip for my 25th anniversary next week. Visiting my money at the Mirage.

Thanks to God for the blessings he has given us.

28 November, 2010

Oh the weather outside is .......

We have a fancy schmancy thermometer in our motor home. It is synched to some satellite thing or another (I didn't buy it and didn't read the instructions). Anyway. The dear husband went out to check on something and clicked on low temperature. Last night in our little camper the low INSIDE was 36.2˚ It was even colder outside. No wonder the dog decided that under the covers was a better place to be. Even with noxious emissions it must have been warmer. 

We had a nice Thanksgiving. It ended up being 8 people as opposed to 12. There was a wonderfully moist breast of turkey ( basted with real butter) and a honey baked ham, dressing and real cranberry sauce. Taters and gravy and just a nice dinner. I didn't even eat dessert. I brought it and left it. I also left some wonderful white Stilton cheese with cranberries and one with apricots. In fact yesterday I cleaned out my fridge looking for the Kaukauna cheese logs that I was sure I had at home. Nope. Well they are being enjoyed. 

The Packers played a good game but got beat. I was happier last week when they smacked the Vikings. But as is known in sports, you can't win them all. I wish Mr Favre all the happiness in life, but this year he really, really has to retire. He's butted heads with the ex head coach and got him fired. He's not that good anymore.

We are hoping to get a new stove this week. If so, I'll be baking like a mad woman for the next few weeks. The 70's era Kenmore we have has no handle for the oven, there are no markings on the oven knob and it's just sad. I have to guess at what temp things cook. Not good. So we'll spend $100 and have a less than new one but one that works. At least that is what I am hoping.

We're going to be moving again. Ack. But the landlord can't afford to keep this house, his ranch, and his new house. He's going to let it go. We could, if we scrimped and saved and did wonderful things, buy it but honestly, it needs updating. Another 100K most likely to remodel the kitchen, add a 2nd bath and put in a bathroom in the back house. Not to mention gates and fix fences. It would be easier to move and get what we want in a rental/lease. 

So my friends, it's time to end this missive. Cheers to Trader Joes for their nice table white called Autumnus, which I am not drinking today. Not drinking anything except for the real thing....

And now to the news:
1. The Koreas are going to cause me heartburn.
2. Sarah Palin should be sent to North Korea on a peace mission since she thinks they are our allies.
3. Her daughter should have never gotten to the finals of DWTS.
4. Just as easily as they were voted in the new Republican majority in the House can be voted out.
5. The TSA treats every passenger as if they are a terrorist threat to this country. 
5. The TSA is going to cause airlines to lose money.
6. What exactly are we doing in Afghanistan? We've been there longer than the Russians and what did they do?
7. I am going to get myself a new Ipod. 
8. My gingerbread candle makes the living room smell nice.
9. Dearfoam makes the best slippers. Got them for myself and my daughter at Costco. It's like wearing a cloud of cotton.
10. Does the search for the perfect boot ever end?????????

Peace and out.

03 November, 2010

Book reading jag, random thoughts and stuff

I was on a book reading jag for a week or two. I think I read them as fast as I got them. Now I'm off the kick and can read a couple of chapters and put the book down and come back to it. It's odd but it's the way I am. (Don't tell my kids).

And it's getting time to really clean out the kitchen and get ready to cook. But not today. Today it was 100 freaking degrees outside. I am not kidding and the humidity was 10%. Not exactly conducive to getting the old pie stuff out and making some pies or quick breads. I want some pumpkin bread but not that badly. My mom wants to have pork loin for dinner on Thanksgiving. My husband doesn't like pork loin. So I will get a boneless turkey roll for him. I like pork loin, not as much as ham, I do love me some ham. Dressing, beans, goodies.

This is what fall looks like around here. The maple tree has turned rusty but hasn't lost it's leaves. The elm tree in the front yard never loses its leaves but the tree down the street is bare. And then we have our lovely palms which just get dirtier. I trimmed them this weekend and paid dearly, but I was angry and had to do something to get my venting out. They are a lot cleaner and one is a lot less ragged. Why anyone would plant 4 palm trees in a planter is beyond me. Or plants 6 little palms and 2 pine trees in an enclosed one in front of the house. Odd but true.

I am raising my daughter like this. She is talented and smart. She doesn't need to have any authority from her father transferred to her spouse when she gets married. She is always under the protection of her dad but we don't see it as something that is divined by scripture. We both would lay down our lives for our children. I read a lot of blogs that are written by people who are involved in Quiverfull, Vision Forum and other ultra conservative patriarchal communities. Their aim is to breed out the rest of America. Not gonna happen. They may be in their lily white enclaves now, but I gotta tell you, we are the minority and will be. Homeschool their children with sketchy wisdom booklets that alter history. You might have read about TX and their alteration of their American History Books. This to the max. Sorry, there are too many "others" out there and as long as the 1st amendment stands it's going to hopefully protect everyone who isn't part of their agenda. 

Several months ago I wrote about a train wreck that I follow. She's dragged her kids (since March) from Michigan to New York to Ohio to Kentucky to New York to Pennsylvania to New York to Kentucky and now she says they're saving pennies to go to NV because there are jobs there. She's admitted out loud that her oldest of the two she's got with her has a severe discipline problem and needs to be on meds. She's gone back with the guy who gave her so much grief. She's had a tubal yet she constantly thinks she's pregnant. She's got heart problems. Right now she's living in a shelter. They are planning on staying in a motel till after Christmas and then moving to Nv. I asked her if she's researched jobs there? They have a horrible unemployment rate and the services that she will need for her kids are hard to get. I think any wisdom that I may impart falls on deaf ears. I really worry about her kids. They have no sense of home. Dragged from pillar to post. Sleeping in shelters and motels. Pray for them.

Well it's time to fly away. 


01 November, 2010

November 1, 1951

59 years ago today my mom and dad got married. Although he would die in 1964 of a massive aortic aneurysm they had a good marriage till the day he died. He would be 111 years old if he was alive today. I have memories of my dad and mom and thank God that my mom is still with us today.

That's all for today.

16 October, 2010

musings from the back of the church

 No way in God's great green earth would I have a wedding party of more than 40 people.

Why you say amulbunny, why is that? Do you have some special talent for this?

Thanks for asking. I was a wedding hostess/show runner for a long time and I did weddings that were tiny as well as huge. The more people, the more chances for problems. Especially with children. No matter how well behaved little girls and little boys seem, when they are together they get into trouble. I remember a wedding where the bride insisted that her 18 month old son walk down the aisle in his perfect little white tuxedo. How many 18 month old kids obey perfectly? My point exactly. A friend said having that having a lot of kids in a wedding would be like herding cats. And you know how well cats like to be herded?

More is not better. Perhaps after doing weddings for >15 years I am jaded but I think the best ones were the intimate ones. That way your attention is not drawn to the bridesmaid with the huge zit on her face, the groomsman who's got an itch or the junior bride who has to show off for everyone and takes the attention from the 2 people who's special day it is, the bride and groom. And you have to remember that it's their day and no one else's. 

Make sure your photographer et al realize you are in a church and not a hall.

I had a photographer once who jingled his hand in his pockets, with his keys and change the entire wedding when he wasn't taking pictures. It was annoying and disrespectful to the bride. And I've seen videographers literally straddle the communion rail during the service trying to get the best shots. By that time you can't go up there and drag them away and most likely you'll never see these people again so you can't ban them.

Drunks, stoners et al.

I did a wedding once upon a time where the entire wedding party came in a party RV. They were literally shit faced except for the bride who was in tears. When I asked her what possessed them to do this, she said her fiance promised her it would only be a couple of drinks. Yeah right. One of the bridesmaids was so smashed she did a wonderful impression of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 
There was a wedding where the groomsmen and groom were out behind the church all milled together snorting cocaine. Ah the joys of people who never ever shut up. 
There was a very lovely wedding one afternoon where I went into the brides room to check on things and the bride and her attendants were toasting each other with Cristal and having hors d'oeuvres. They were a fun group. 

Music, music, music

The bride came into the church on traditional music while the groom made his appearance to the theme from Indiana Jones. 
The bride's cousins played in a string quartet that never heard of tuning up before they played.
The organist had a drug problem and fell asleep falling face forward on the keyboard during the vows. 
He didn't do any weddings after that. 
Personally I hate the wedding march from Lohengrin. Detest it actually. I love the Purcell Trumpet Tunes, Canon in D, and any number of other musical pieces to enter a sanctuary in. I think there are so many recessionals that can be played loud and proud and truly not a whole lot of people care what the bridal party is exiting to. They want to get the pictures done and off to the reception. 

And lastly remember this:

It's one day that is special to you. The actual ceremony will be about 35 minutes. If you have communion during your service for the congregation, then add 30-45 minutes. And if you do that, ask for chairs for your attendants if you and your partner decide to participate and hand out the elements. 
You won't remember much of the ceremony, it's a blur. That one special moment when you are introduced is the best one. You aren't chattel property that is being transferred from one person to another, you are a living human being who is making a commitment to another living human being to honor, respect, and love them as good as you can for your lifetime. This transfer of authority thing is sick. 

Celebrate your togetherness with love.

And that's the rant for today.

13 October, 2010

Got the girls squeezed today

I dutifully went to my appt and 15 minutes later I was on my way to my haircut. The scans were okay, but until i get the letter from the radiology dept we will be cautious.

Fall's starting to creep in. I bought some organic pumpkin today, because I might get ambitious and make some pies from scratch, when I get the kitchen thrown out. Tonight I made oven fried potatos and hot wings only to find out my daughter isn't coming home. She could have told me.
Such is life. More for me.

I am getting 2 new books from Amazon. I still have 2 that I am reading but I may put them aside.

I'm not getting much inspiration here tonight and I can't type worth shit. I am however going to go and do something worthwhile. But I can't tell you what.


09 October, 2010

There are a lot (aka Hey You Victorian Wannabes!)

of "Christian women" bloggers out there in the ether. They want to bring back the "glorious days" of Victorian England to America. A time when the landed aristocracy sat and drank tea and contemplated their lot while downstairs, poor women slaved and worked to cook their meals, clean their clothes and make sure the tea was hot.

One in particular got such a glossy view of the Victorian era if you were landed and had money and prestige. Her home is filled with frou frou pink cabbage roses and glitter. Her crafts are simplistic and childlike. She stresses lady hood, stay at home wives and the evils of higher education. One of her recent forays into crafts consisted of hanging sheets between some trees to make a tent and a floor made of an upside down flannel tablecloth. Something my kids might have concocted when they were little. She was truing to emulate a scene from a period movie.

My grandparents emigrated from Germany in the 1880's. They didn't have a life of Victorian simplicity, even though they lived in a town. My grandfather worked hard and my grandmother worked before they got married as a seamstress. EVen in the boonies of Central Wisconsin there were haves (lumber barons) and have nots.

My parents both worked. My father was a county sheriff, my mother a nurse. I never felt neglected nor did I feel cheated out of their time. I worked part and full time to help keep our income at a good level. I don't think my children felt neglected.

It aggravates the crap out of me when people try to bring back the good old days which weren't the good old days at all. People got diseases that now are cured with modern medicine. People can travel in comfort and not in a creaking wagon.

Wake up and smell the cabbage roses honey, if you didn't have the internet no one would be there to give you your props for your idiotic ideas.


  da bunny  

07 October, 2010

So it's been a couple of weeks

I've been on the new meds and honestly I can't tell you if they are working or not. I am still having a lot of trouble sleeping at night, last night it was because my husband was / is an ass. I shined going in to have blood work. I'll go over to the lab on Monday morning and get the bloods drawn there.

Rained for 3 days and it was lovely. of course I don't go anywhere when it's raining so I got to sit in the living room, enjoy the fireplace and catch up on my dvr'ed shows.

Talked to the landlord today, he isn't making it. The payments and his fixed income aren't making it. He asked me if we wanted to take over the payments and take the house. I thought I'd talk to the husband first. We had a short conversation (husband) and he said he thought it was a good idea. So now we'll talk to our realtor friend and see what he says. We can afford it, and quite possibly with a refi we could have lower payments than our rent. We already pay the gas, water, trash, and other utilities. The question is can we qualify? Our credit is less than perfect and this house has lost a lot of value. 2 years ago it was valued at over 500K now it's less than 350K. Amazing since this house probably sold for 3500$ when it was new.

Got a pine cone thrown at me by a squirrel today. Damn thing sits up in the pine trees and eats the cones. Since we have a forest in back, it's a smorgasbord for him. He hasn't gotten to the pomegranate tree yet. I may have to pick a couple since i think they are ripe.

Peace all.

30 September, 2010

Last day of the month

Tomorrow my oldest child turns 23. If he's not shaved he looks 30, but if he shaves he has a baby face. Sometimes a baby attitude too. He's had a rough year. Lost his job, had to fight for his unemployment. But he's not doing too bad. He wants to go to Outback tonight. I hope we have a better experience than the last few times our relatives have been there.

I've had a rough week pain wise and I am trying to stay off the meds. Not exactly what they say to do but I have to deal with it. I came off the Ambien cold turkey and believe me that was/is/can be a bitch. I am going to tell the dr that he could have done a step down with me from the 10's to the 5's and then off rather than cold turkey. He's lucky I didn't have worse side effects that 5 days of 4 hour nights. Not nice at all.

Got a cooling fan for my laptop. elevates it a little and makes it a bit easier to use. I still type with 2 fingers on my right hand. Only 2 I can feel.

I'm trying to read the new book by Franzen. I don't know if it's me , or it's just hard to get into.

I can't think of much else to add.

Peace and Out.

23 September, 2010

Thursday Triumphs

I went to see the dermatologist today and we had a great political discussion. My skin is in good shape, but I have to take a real strong steroid for 2 weeks to see if it can heal a sore that won't go away. It's called Clobetasol Propionate. Can't use it on the face or under or around the lady bits. I just want this thing to go away. In late October I am having 2 things removed from my body, a mole that gets rubbed when I wear sleeveless tops ( Oh stop shouting you fundies out there...it's just my shoulder) and a nubbin that is a blocked pore on my right anterior leg. That one is the weird one, doc says it might have been a bug bite and the body just went and built a fort against it. I can feel a stem on it. But it's not cancerous and at this time I don't have any suspicious spots. Good! I am pretty good about putting on sun screen when I am out. Need to be more religious about it, just going out shopping and such.

Next up will be Ortho and then the squeeze o gram. Be good to the boobs. And now, I think, it's more important than ever because my friend who is 26 days older than I am, just lost one to cancer. Her mom died of cancer and it's just too close to home. I had 2 maternal aunts who died of cancer that came back after their breast cancer was "cured". Of course that was a long time ago. Doesn't make it any less significant.

I cleaned my desk off and it seems like it's gotten more cluttered since. Not a good thing. There is some paperwork that I need to deal with and I need to locate it.

Still haven't figured out how I am going to get the $450 needed for the fees. I will just figure that out as I go along like Indiana Jones.

So it's the afternoon and I think I'll go watch some of my DvR'ed House Hunters/International.  I wish I could go down to the tropics and plonk down $1.5M and buy my dream house with an ocean view and an infinity pool. Yeah. OK.

So it's time to head off. Peace. Be good to yourselves.

da bunny

17 September, 2010

I need to get this done

I need to budget this month $435 to pay off my old college so i can go to the new college. Where I am going to pull this $$ out of is still pending, but I will do it. then I'll send my $55 to the new college and I am pretty sure I am admitted to the MA program. Then it's back to the student loans, grants and what ever else I can scrape up. I want this MA. I want to be involved in something that will stimulate my brain and my life.

Changed my daily meds to an ER version and other than odd dreams, I'm doing okay with them. Depression is a hard row to hoe. And I've been in this garden for 40 some years. I know what works and what doesn't work.

Since our son isn't 26 we can add him back to our insurance as of 1 Jan. I have to contact HR and find out how to do it. He will be glad to have insurance again. And our daughter and I both need to have our flu shots. She also needs a whooping cough booster because she works with little babies.

I just heard the term teenage blues about kids leaving church. I have the middle age blues. I love the pastor but I hate the music and it means so much to me. I don't know. I've prayed and prayed and haven't gotten a clear answer, unlike other bloggers I don't have a hot line to God.

Well life goes on and things happen that we scratch our heads and it still goes on whether we effect a change.

Peace out.

12 September, 2010

All I am going to say is :::::::::::::

Thank you to the person who invented the MUTE button. 

That's all. Move along, these aren't the droids you're looking for, move along. 

09 September, 2010

Fire - burning houses or books?

I am sitting here watching the local news coverage of the explosion in San Bruno and the fires that are consuming several neighborhoods. Since it's dark we can't see the extent of the devastation but the morning news will be all over it. Prayers for the people affected.

I think the press should be spanked bare ass naked for all the PR they gave the idiot preacher in FL. He bold faced lied to the press about his "conversation with the Iman". Doesn't he know that Fred Phelps burned a Koran in NY several years ago and no one covered it? He gives me a really bad taste in my mouth. He looks like a carnival barker too. Gives a bad name to barkers.

The trainwreck is still out there. Making up stories and declaring her above average knowledge of how to home school her 4 year old handicapped son. Yeah a 4 yr old can stand 8 hours a day when he can't hear or speak properly.  I can't deal with her much longer.

The other blogger that I watched has flounced. Taken everything off line that had an inkling of who she was and did. And her rabbit faced husband too. All kinds of theories were floating around. It was like one minute she was there, the next she was gone. And as fast as someone would say on the message board oh here she is again, she had deleted it. Sounds rather strange.

I ordered a book from Amazon and it was supposed to be here the 7th. I looked at the shipping thing on where's my stuff and it says it's sitting in Santa Fe Springs since the 3rd. They are going to reship it to me. And a package that was supposed to be here the 3rd from NJ (shipped UPS the 30th) is hopefully going to be here tomorrow. It went from Farmingdale NY to Seacaucus NJ to San Antonio to Phoenix to Cerritos. Hopefully over today it has gotten from Cerritos to Gardena to be delivered. Kind of odd route for a ground shipment from UPS.

Got my eyes examined today. I am getting new glasses. Not cheap. But I want progressive lenses as well as transitions.

Oh yeah, this is the size of my new medication, next to a penny:

 It's going to be joy to have to take this every day. But if it does what it  is supposed to do, then it will be okay.

I am tired. Worn out from the pain which is never ending.

So peeps, Bless ya all and have a good Friday.

05 September, 2010

Why do I follow trainwrecks?

I've followed this particular person on Carepages and now on Facebook for a few years. She has 6 living children of whom only 2 are in her care. She was in Michigan, then New York, then Ohio, then Kentucky, back to NY and now to North Carolina. All since March of this year.

She has 2 FB pages. On one, she talks about her love for her dead husband, celebrating her anniversary, how much the kids look like him.  Both kids are developmentally delayed. One has severe hearing problems. She has de-friended me from the other page because I ask questions that she doesn't want to answer.She's hooked up with some bipolar guy, who's gone in on 5150's at least once this year, is supposed to be pregnant, though she's had her tubes tied. Has no visible source of income, though I think the kids may be getting social security or ssi. She's made huge pronouncements about home schooling, the oldest is 4, the youngest is 2. I think she's got some severe mental issues too and I worry about her kids.
Why I am following her is beyond me. She is also one of the most narcissistic people I have ever seen. She posts pictures of herself lying across tombstones, draped over stairs, and she's not attractive. Not that I am a fashion plate, but some of her stuff is stupid. The other day her daughter (who does not live with her and has been adopted) asked her on her FB who the guy was in her picture? They lived in the same town for most of her life.....the mother said, that's my dead husband, the father of your 2 littlest brothers. Yet you keep watching the train and waiting for the wreck to happen. Sad. The other page was just sad. She's all into this guy, yet she keeps the other page and talks incessantly about her dead husband. Talk about a split personality.

Okay I am done venting.

On other news,
the garage is getting cleaned
the pump is working on the spa, now if we'd get some warm weather to warm the pipes
I went to church
I got a new Bible
I am hanging in there

so later alligators

da bunny who can't post any pictures today

02 September, 2010

Already time for Christmas shopping

Got 3 holiday gifts ordered and paid for today. I'll put them in the usual place and then wrap them when it's time. Am also waiting for a shipment from Yankee Candle and another place which should come tomorrow. At least I hope so. Ah, I just checked the other place and UPS says shipment is delayed. I emailed the company and asked why?????? Nice to notify the recipient.

Also downloaded and printed some Betty Crocker coupons and Ralphs' coupons to compliment them, nice to be able to save some money somewhere. Tomorrow will be the shopping day. I'll gather up my bags and take them with me. Good things do come.

Took an online quiz and no I don't have Aspergers. But after reading it, I am pretty sure that my son and husband have it. Big time.

The new meds finally seem to be starting to work. I have to call the office and let them know so they can RX a new prescription for me. I take one in the morning and one at night. That way they seem to work better. If i take both at once, I am icky. More icky than usual.

Am calling the ortho office to see what the status of my w/c approval for an appt is. It's been 3 weeks. Might be nice to get an answer. In the meantime I sit and listen to the same music loop over and over. Blah. I guess this is supposed to be soothing music. If it goes on for over 5 minutes, I will call back tomorrow morning. Such good customer service.

Weather is not warm. Not cold, but nothing severe. It's much warmer inland but it's still cool here. the beach is overcast. Not even a glimpse of the sun there.

So what ever. I did order the Lutheran Study Bible. I am excited to get it. My Oxford is pretty worn out. And it's NRSV. I might even go back to Bible Study now.

So it's time to say adios peoples for today.

da bunny

29 August, 2010

Sunday Smithereens

Not a lot going on at the house today. The spousal unit is playing poker, I've been site cruising and the dog is sitting behind me sleeping.

I didn't get to church. I had an interaction of the meds I took last night. Need not to repeat that. Just horrible. My anti depressants don't get along with the other meds and I had 2 glasses of wine. As long as I don't take the pain pill things are okay.

More tomorrow.

Peace. Out.

25 August, 2010

Doctor's vsits and all those random blog things you just sigh over.

I get to go and have my hearing tested tomorrow. I don't think I've had that done since I applied for the god forsaken job at the agency I won't name. The doctor just wants to know why I hear crinkle sounds.

Crazy weather around the southland. Thunderstorms, downdrafts, flash floods, brush fires. Ah the joy of Southern CA summers. And we won't get a blessed drop of rain or thunder and lightning.

Had the annual poke and prod on Monday. Hopefully she got the cells she needed. I have a tipped cervix/uterus and it makes it really hard to get that instrument of torture in me. But if she got the cells and they are okay, then I don't have to have another test for 3 years!! I have the squeeze machine scheduled for the 30th. Then it's clear till the 23rd of September when I see the dermatologist for some spots on my ankle and my back. Hopefully that will take care of all the medical appointments for a while.

← This guy is what I feel like sometimes. I have changed anti depressant meds and it's taking a bit to get them in the system. But other than a mini panic attack because I couldn't find my bank card, I'm doing okay.

I finished Eat, Pray, Love and I thought it got a bit whiny in parts. I am waiting for the new Kathy Reichs book to get here. I'm wading through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and it's got so many characters. But I made it through the 1st two so I need to finish it. It's been a good summer for reading.

I am going to get that old college paid off starting this week and then I'll send another $55 to the other college with an app and hopefully be admitted to the other Masters Program. I'll need to contact the loan people and get some more money. But this time I will be able to teach in colleges when I finish. If I can get a PT job doing that, one of my dreams will have been reached.

Some of the blogs that I read about "Christian Homemaking" are venturing into craziness. Domestic Discipline, i.e. BDSM in the name of God. I mean hey, if you're into it and you like it, cool, but don't title it anything other than what it is. I'm not into spanking but what ever floats your boat as along as you are truthful about it.

And of course the never ending discussions of whether or not to cover your head. I joked that my husband brought me my very own covering, a pink hair net from a nut company that he worked at. LOL.

One of the saddest things that I read was a post on a discussion board from a woman who is covering, and was entering into nursing school and she got reamed by another woman who basically told her she was blaspheming the Lord by going to school/work because her job was to be a keeper at home for either her father or husband. I mean let's get real. If you are ill and need to be hospitalized (though the responding woman has 8 home birthed children and lives in less than 800 sq ft, can't put sox on her kids feet and feed her kids more than rice and beans) most likely your medical staff will be female. I about choked on that. I am not part of that group and won't be because I would be banned quite quickly. There is also a guy who comments on that primarily female group. I think he's shopping for a wife. He looks like he lives in his moms basement and makes pronouncements including things like casting pearls before swine when people disagree with him. I'd like to shake him by the gizzard. If my son made comments like that he'd get a swat in public. Asshole.

The husband has been busy. The daughter has been busy. The son is now playing Dungeons and Dragons a la the Star Wars version and looking slowly for work. I think once people go back to school he will get bored, though his friend was dropped from her college for her poor grades. She needs a semester off to get her act together.

So another day to thank God that I am here.

Peace. Out.

18 August, 2010

Children who Party

So the kid goes out tonight because a friend got a VIP at a local bar. She texts me from someone elses phone because she didn't charge her own. Come and get me at 2100. Um. I don't have a car. Your brother has the car. HE told her he wasn't going to pick her up. I told her to get a taxi home. She says she doesn't feel good. I am not driving to the beach bar district. Some times they need to figure things out. Sheesh.

Guess who is back on call? Yep for the 3rd week in a row. He told them he has to have Labor Day weekend off. The money is nice, but geez he needs some time to decompress.

I am going to buy some nice white wine tomorrow. I am craving some, with a nice baguette and some sliced cheese.