29 April, 2010

Finally Friday comes

It's been an interesting week.

Reading other blogs is interesting. It's interesting to me that a person can write 10-12 pages of Bible commentary but not make sense. It's put forth like they know better than all. With no one to confer with this seems rather ridiculous. And yet the followers praise this person as if they have no brains. And how many times do you need to put your 3 ring "Home Management Binder" up. We get it okay.And why don't we ever get pictures of the outside of your not a mobile home? Big deal, you live in manufactured housing. As long as there is no tornado, you're safe and secure. And then there is the going off on people who dare to disagree. Really representative of your faith. And Catholics aren't going to hell.

Then there are the fun blogs that make you laugh. The ones with genuine people who actually have a life. Makes you want to LOL.

Time to head off into the land of Nod.

28 April, 2010

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr It's April not February!

We've been having another bout of wind. Gusts to 30mph and higher with sustained wind of 18mph. Makes the doors shudder and the animals hinky. Makes me nervous. 

#1 son got laid off today. He's had a streak of bad luck with illness and even though he had doctor's notes he was let go. He's pretty sad. I hope he can get unemployment so he can keep up with part of his portion of the bills. #2 daughter's store closed Saturday, so she's not working either. She is going to have to get some student loans to get through the next 2 semesters of school. 

Who ever the anonymous poster was, hopefully has scurried back to her hole. I have a strong suspicion who it was, because the verbiage was so familiar. And I wasn't even the one who notified CPS about her. Oh well. Comments (not that I ever got many) are now moderated. My house, my rules. 

My mom is much better. We had lunch on Tuesday. It was so nice to be with her. We got some bad news on Monday, my cousin (her niece) had died of a stroke at age 47. She was supposed to be in line for a liver transplant but the donor did not pass. Her body just couldn't take it. She leaves 4 children and a husband. Sad. I am 9 yrs older than she was, mortality knocks again. 

The chopper is up and about again. It's been up a lot today. I think the wind chews up electrons making people do dumb things. I missed the drivers license checkpoint today. There was one a couple of weeks ago, blocked the entrance to the tract. All I wanted to do was go home....

So sweet dreams, take care and hang on, the ride is great!

26 April, 2010

My lovely little garden

We'll have peppers and grape tomatos by June. The Big Boy will take a bit longer. But they are doing well. I may still get a planter pot and plant some herbs. My oldest topsy though is getting worn. Held together by duct tape. 

Container gardening rocks!

25 April, 2010

Oh yeah Anon!!!!!!!!!

I don't snark on people who don't deserve it. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and fucks like a duck, let's face it...... IT'S A BLEEDING DUCK!

And as far as running with the big dogs, Anon, I have done that for over 50 years. I'm not trapped in a dead end of a marriage to a semi illiterate, have children that I can't take care of, nor do I cook crap. My family has good meals, they are healthy and happy adults.

See the thing is, I don't lie. I found that it doesn't work well in my life. I speed while driving, call other drivers names, but I don't lie.

 I deal with a debilitating disability every day of my life. It has changed everything that I do from taking a shower to getting myself dressed to baking cakes. Thank God my kid is there to help me. Otherwise we'd never have meatloaf again. The pain never ever goes away.

I read my Bible everyday and nowhere does it say that you have to lie and call people names. Nope, not my Bible. Christ tells us to love our neighbor and to admonish them. Consider your self admonished.

And I don't pick on your Mom so don't pick on mine. She is NOT FAIR GAME.

Later honey, take care of yourself.

da bunny

The story of the dog, how I lost my brain and other assorted things

1. My mom got a 3 month old puppy. Full of piss and vinegar. She can't deal with picking up dog poop.
2. My mom got a severe GI infection and had to go to the hospital.
3. I am babysitting said dog.
4. Evil stepsister is taking the dog back. She can deal with:
and crying at night if he's in his kennel.
    getting his shots.
    getting him fixed.
    getting him chipped (though she thinks it causes dogs to have cancer)
5. I will miss him but I love my dog and the fact that he's potty trained.
6. I am having a major bout of depression right about now. The sun is out and shining so SAD isn't the dx, but something is causing me to just not want to get out. 
7. I need to get away, with no ties to bind 
8. EH maybe going back to LAS to do some work at the Air Force Base. It will be a TDY assignment. 
9. Later alligators.

20 April, 2010

Mom is home from hospital and -- our trip was good.

Mom got admitted to the hospital Sunday night for dehydration and diarrhea and vomiting for 40 hours. Zofran did nothing, finally they gave her Compazine and it worked. My SIL was with her and is a champ.Today she held down food and they sent her home, I am so happy. We seem to have inherited her puppy though.

We had a good trip to LAS. Saw the new bridge. Wow! Heard Kelli Pickler at the Fremont Experience, not so wow. Weather was wonderful. Flights were okay.  Nothing like a packed CR9 to have an intimate airline experience. Asian lady tried to bring on 2 big carry-ons. Excuse??? I've never seen this small of an airplane. Bullshit. Held up boarding because of her crap.

Wind is blowing a gale. I'm cold and tired.

13 April, 2010

I dood it! I dood It!!

My taxes are done. All the external paperwork is finished and it's all ready to go once the spousal unit signs it. That makes me feel so good.

I also emailed a college about an MA program in humanities. I really am interested in it. That means i have to request sealed copies of my transcripts. From all 3 colleges. Think I can do it online. That would be good. Need to get all this done before June 1st. Guess I'll be busy for a while.

I bought some Diet Coke with Splenda and it's going to be a repeat. It's really good. The other kind of Diet Coke is nasty. At least I am trying to do something to cut some calories.

10 April, 2010

Tis the time of year I always dread- tax time

April always fills me with dread. I used to work for Block and I knew the days leading to the 15th were horrible. Now I do my own taxes, print out my own forms and get them done. I just realized I forgot to put in the 3 exemptions. Just goes to show you you shouldn't do them when you are tired. It's just a bear to do them sometimes. But I have started so that is a good thing. Need some info from the college student and then I can do the forms and do the mess.

Went to the airport today and picked up my SIL. She flew in from MSP on DL to spend 2 weeks with my mom. Good old Terminal 5. Looks like they are doing some remodeling down by baggage claim. It's kind of a mess. My mom was so glad to see her. We went to lunch at Sizzler and then my husband picked me up and we went to Costco. Found 2 really nice raw silk shirts for him. He's going to look nice on our trip next weekend.

My back aches. Time for a pain pill. Took one this morning and it really helped. That's what they are for, to relieve pain. I certainly don't get any boost or thrill from them. Just relief. I can't understand why people get addicted to them. But then I watched an addict nearly ruin his life by forging prescriptions and taking opiates like they were candy.

I cleaned out my desk the other day. It looks a lot better. This entire room needs to be cleaned out. Well the kitchen needs to be totally decluttered. I wonder if I just threw out all the crap and started over if it would be a better deal? Might just do that.
Have a good night!

06 April, 2010

Sometimes it's just worth the effort......

 I was industrious yesterday and stripped our bed and washed sheets and blankets. It's a CA King sized bed so it's not a one armed job. But I had bought these wonderful 400 thread count sheets at Anna's Linens for 20$ and They feel so good. If you know how hard it is for me to do these simple little things, like changing sheets, folding towels and normal everyday chores, you'll be glad that yesterday it was a good day.

The storm has passed and the sun is shining. The wind has died down and the temps, though mid 60's are comfortable. I do believe that global warming is affecting the entire world, no snow during the entire month of March for Central Wisconsin, the first time in 125 years. Low temps in CA during what is normally a warm spring.

And then the earthquake. The scientists say there is no such thing as earthquake weather. My dog and I disagree. But these are folk tales and nothing is supported by fact. Hot dry days, cold nights due to no cloud cover and the earth retracts. JMHO, I am in no way a scientist.

My family sort of has a history of earthquakes:

2 Feb 1971       My brother turned 16--- Sylmar Quake
1 Oct 1987       My son was born -----Whittier Narrows Earthquake
28 June 1991    My birthday       Sierra Madre Earthquake
28 June 1992    My birthday        Landers Earthquake
28 June 1992    My birthday       Big Bear Earthquake

So it's interesting when we have them.

I watched Dancing With the Stars last night. What a trainwreck for Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin. Please send one of them home this week and the other one next week. It's too painful to watch.

Not much else to say or do. Just another tepid Tuesday.

05 April, 2010

Landsurfing in HHR

Yesterday I was sitting in the office and checking some websites, just surfing the web. All of a sudden at 1540, my chair started moving back and forth. It was like being on a boat and I started to get seasick. My husband yelled earthquake. The house just moved up and down and the lights rattled, house was creaking inside and out, and the tools on the fireplace were rattling. Turns out to have been a 7.2 magnitude earthquake centered in Baja CA about 330 miles south east of here. Scary but we were safe as were my mom and children at her house 2 miles west of here.

Last night the wind came and the rain came later. I was nice and snug as a bug in my flannel sheets and jammies. Have to strip the bed and change the sheets now though.

Easter dinner was a feast. BBQ Ribs, German Potato Salad, Fumi Salad, Baked Beans, Ham, Marinated Asparagus, and rolls. So my son got to have his baked bean and ham sandwich. It was nice to be together with the family as weird and dysfunctional as we are. I talked to my mom this afternoon and she's doing okay. Both of us are having problems with our backs. Mine is just aching because I stood way too long yesterday.

I didn't go to church. I know I know. But the service was a joint service with the Korean congregation which has basically taken over on the property. They are much bigger than we are. And everything has to be translated because they don't want to speak English. The sermon is 45 minutes longer because everything has to be repeated. I have a short attention span as it is. And the music drags and drags and drags.

So right now I am having major issues with my back and my shoulder. I need to eat some lunch and charge my cell phone.

Life goes on.

03 April, 2010

Luke 24: 1-12

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’ Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.


Dinner Menu

Crab Rangoon
Deviled Eggs
Fumi Salad
Marninated Asparagus Salad
Pickles and Olives
Sliced Ham
BBQ Ribs
German Potato Salad
Baked Beans

Tomorrow we will gather at my Moms for Dinner. This will be the first family dinner since my stepdad died and I think it's going to be a little hard for all of us.

Planning on going to church tomorrow. I don't like the joint services but I will go because it's expected of me. After this last Maundy Thursday service where the hymns were played like dirges. Even the spirituals. Sad. I may go visiting other churches because for me, the music is such a huge part of the worship experience. I need a liturgical service with actual service music played. This is so sad. And if you say anything to the pastor he gets all defensive. I can't believe he's that enthralled by the way this person plays. 

Peace be unto you. 
He is risen, he is risen indeed, Alleluia!