Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Monkeys MeMe (Late Edition)

1. Name one person who made you smile today: My toddler, we hung a swing for her in the big tree and she keeps telling me how she loves it.

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning? Sleeping, for a change.

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Cooking a late lunch for everyone.

4. What is your favorite candy bar? I don't play favorites, I like them ALL.

5. Have you ever been to a strip club? Yes, I've been to several.

6. What was the last thing you had to drink? A coke with ice.

7. What was the last thing you ate? Some double stuff oreos.

8. The last sporting event you watched? Seriously? I don't ever watch sports even if it does look good on the TV.

9. Do you go to church every Sunday? For the first eighteen years of my life I did. Now, I don't.

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? Definitely.

11. What are you doing tomorrow? Working. Boo. Hiss.

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Men at Work. Yes, I am old.

13. Biggest annoyance right now? Life.

14. Last song listened to? 100 in a 55 by Pop Evil.

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house? We do, except I'm the maid.

16. Are you jealous of anyone? I'm having a hard time with those stay at home mom's. I want to be one and I can't.

17. Is anyone jealous of you? Probably. Although I have no idea why they would be.

18. What do you usually do during the day? I'm either working, running errands or cleaning. (not necessarily in that order)

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Hate is such a strong word.

20. Are you thinking about someone right now? I'm always thinking of someone.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The End Of a Long Ass Week

Dudes, Seriously? Life has to suck this badly in one week? Gah!

Alright, maybe I exaggerate, but only slightly. I am working on my Anime Convention post, I swear! (ok, first I am going to post a bunch of costume pictures on facebook, so check there too) I just haven't had much time to plant my butt in front of the computer and do it. Let's recap my week so far ...

Monday - recovery from Anime Weekend.
Tuesday - Work & a town meeting (that went until almost midnight)
Wednesday - Work & meeting to review the summer concert stuff. Whee!
Thursday - Ear Surgery with the toddler.

That last one was a DOOZY. And took up the better part of the day. The toddler (I had written baby but she really isn't anymore, which when the heck did that happen?) did really well, all things considered. Mind you I'm glazing over the screaming in my face, kicking and trying like heck to lay on the floor and have a full blow out tantrum. The pain medicine did wonders for her temperament. AND once she realized that getting dressed, eating and drinking were the ticket out, she did them all quick.

We stopped out in the lobby to put on her coat and she was smiling at the elderly people. She even pointed out Curious George in the gift shop display.

Breathing the fresh air outside was awesome! I have had enough of the controlled environments for a while (the hotel, the convention center and now the hospital, it totally messes with my sinuses).

Because I am a big mushball for my girl, we stopped at Wally World to look at toys. (it might have had to do with the fact that her ear was bleeding, which is normal but still gross ... and guilt) For a while I thought she was going to go with Diego's Rescue Pack but in the end, she picked a new baby. This one makes baby noises (no crying just eating) and faces. She pointed out how it was wearing "feetie jamma's" like her.

I am so glad to have this week behind me! Today is Friday! And I'm ready for the weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's Karma I tell you ....

In the mail yesterday, birthday cards, from EBF's girls to my son.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I miss my ex-best friend, something awful, right now.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm Alive

I'm Baaaaaaccccckkkkkk!

I have less then ten seconds (what can I say, that's just how it goes) to tell you how ...

I survived.
It was fun.
I saw lots of freaky weird costumes.
I do have pictures.
I will put them up soon (although not tonight, I have other stuff going on)
I am unpacked.
I am well rested.
It sucks that it's TUESDAY.

I've got a busy week of stuff all jammed in. One of which, is the baby having ear tubes, but that is Thursday.

Now I've just got to get through my day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

This is it!

We are packed and ready.
The kids are in costume (and it his HILARIOUS!)
Thought I'd stop in and wish you all a nice and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Getting Ready

There is nothing like packing for a long weekend. It's not as bad as a full-fledge week long trip, where you have to figure out what the weather will be like, choose accordingly and how it will all fit into that medium sized suitcase you are bringing. (which it won't and you'll have to sit on it while trying to snap it closed)

For this event, whatever we take has to be easily carried. HA!

I started working on it last night and putting together what I consider to be essential items.

My book.
My eyeliner.
My camera.
My toothbrush.

My children's idea of essentials are completely different.

Nintendo DS.

I'll have to follow up and make sure changes of clothing are brought along with deodorant and socks. But pretty much everyone here is thrilled to be going.

I just need to get my game on. Too bad my game wants to be sleeping. Right about now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not Star Trek Related

So the "big" weekend is almost upon us at Casa Mig's. There is much sewing happening, and sizing, stitch ripping and resewing. We had to run to the fabric store yesterday for yet another yard of fabric.

I have to say the results are impressive.

For those of you who are just joining us, or simply forget, we are going here. The plan is to head into the city early on Friday and spend until Sunday evening, enjoying all things Anime. My daughter has peppered me with questions over the past several months, ranging from what my plans are for the weekend to outright asking me if I will be following them around.

Yeah, I don't think so. While I do have a pass to get me in, it is more for the gawk factor than anything. From what I understand just about everyone dresses up as a character and role plays as they walk around. There are shows and vendors peddling trinkets.

Frankly, I will probably have to stop myself from peeing my pants because some of these characters are hilarious. (my daughter used her own money yesterday to buy a hot pink and purple wig) I do plan on bringing my digital camera and taking pictures.

Should be fun.

The worst part of this whole thing, is dealing with the other Mom that is going. Now don't get me wrong here people, she is truly a very nice and genuine person.

She is simply driving me insane with her questions, wanting to know what every little detail is, wanting to sit down and go over it all, calling the hotel herself to check on things and then APOLOGIZING for it. Not wanting to let the kids do anything alone.

Yeah, its annoying.

Yesterday's saga had to do with what train we are taking in. She has to work, so the earliest train she can catch is the 3:25 PM. The kids are all skipping (with parents permission to do so) and I have taken the day off. So 3:25? Kinda sucks. She went ahead and made arrangements with a free ride from a friend's limo service to come and get us, which I thought great. We can ride into the city in style, but no, this is just take us five minutes down the road to the train station. What?

So I made the suggestion yesterday that I take the kids into the city, get us checked into the hotel and then come back and meet her train.

Then I held my breath, because if I were her, I'd be thinking how much that bites, missing the kids walking through the city all dressed up, the excitment of them all riding together, etc.

But she said it was fine. Maybe I am being too hard on her and in the end everything will turn out alright.

We shall see.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To My Boy

I spent the afternoon, shopping with EBF. I picked out a mobile, of little dogs with fire hydrants for you, knowing you would arrive at some point.

There was lunch and some more walking around. I went home that night and by 5 pm, I wasn't feeling well. Thinking that it definitely had to do with what I ate for lunch, I went to bed early.

An otherwise uneventful evening and your actual due date.

1:30 AM - I woke up. Uncomfortable. Took some tums and went back to sleep.

1:50 AM - Unsure and feeling cramps. I got up and sat in the rocking chair. I called my OB-GYN and he asked if there was any consistency to my contractions, there didn't seem to be, so he suggested I wait.

2:10 AM - I am dutifully tracking my contractions, they are all over the place. With your sister I was induced, so I have no idea what natural labor is like.

2:20 AM - Your dad got up. Asking what the heck I am doing. I explain. He looks at my sheet and has me call the OB back. I do. Since this is the second call I have made to this man he suggest I head to the hospital.

2:30 AM - I have decided I need to change. I am unable to walk more than a few steps before I am stopped by a contraction. Your dad? Insists now is not the time to change and that we must leave.

2:40 AM - I am chatting with our tenant downstairs explaining that I think I am in labor and that we are going. She heads upstairs to hang with your sister in case she wakes up.

2:42 AM - My husband carries me to the car because I am unable walk without doubling over.

3:00 AM - We are half way to the hospital and I am begging him to drive faster, the pain is so bad. (he breaks many a speed limit and possible breaks the sound barrier as we travel)

3:10 AM - We arrive at the Emergency Room door, a nurse gets a wheelchair and attempts to check me in. When she sees I am clearly in no position to talk insurance. Two nurses and your dad escort me upstairs to the maternity ward.

3:15 AM - I am trying not to push and it is hard. I am put immediately into a bed.

3:18 AM - A nurse comes in to check me. I tell her I am thirsty and that I need drugs desperately. She laughs, pats my hand and assures me that I do not need any drugs, this baby is coming and very soon. I am not amused. AT ALL. I continue to try not to push even though every ounce that is my being wants to.

3:20 AM - The doctor arrives, he checks me. I tell him I HAVE TO PUSH. He asks me to hold on just a minute longer. Then there is much rushing around, a warming unit is brought in, nurses are called, the doctor steps out to put on his lab coat. He comes back in.

3:21 AM - He declares that my water has not broken (which truth be told is probably why you weren't born in the elevator). He takes care of that and in a gush I push three times.

3:25 AM - I hear your first cry and it is a strong one. I immediately am able to look at the most beautiful little boy in the world.

3:30 AM - I keep saying, over and over, that I cannot believe how fast that was. Finally a nurse leans in and says, "You don't want to say that too loud, you know there are women who have been here for hours and they don't have their baby's yet." Excellent point.

You live your life now, much like how you were born. There is no waiting. From the time you were little, you would always walk in front of us. Wanting to see what comes next. To this day you are in the front. That you never miss a moment to tell a joke or poke fun at yourself is something that I admire. I love that you are always friendly and are quick to help me even before I ask.

Today you turn thirteen. And I couldn't be more proud.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lovin' The Good Deals

Since it's Monday and I don't want to start by complaining about my filled week, let's check out my yard sale goodies pictures ... Shall we?

Finding this bag was a surprise to me, it's last year's Coach Bag. Aside from a couple of pen marks, it's in good shape and I'm using it right now. These bags can go for over $100 and I got mine for free. Love it.

As you can see I found a couple of other bags too along with some Dora items. The toddler loves Dora but I'm holding out on that stuff until the summer.

We are enjoying the pooh game and all the clothes. I happen to come across a shopping bag filled with socks and as luck would have it, they are the next size up for my little girl. She enjoys picking out the different colors each day.

I have always wanted to try a foot spa. There were no instructions in the box but it doesn't look like it was used. Honestly, it's been a few weeks and I haven't tried it yet. Hopefully soon ... I'll let you know.

I am loving this pumpkin spice candle. Not exactly the season for it, but I don't care.

I have always wanted one of these Galileo thermometers. Guess I can cross it off my list.

In the ten years that I've been doing this, I have never seen musical instruments come in. This year there was a set of Led Zeppelin drumsticks and a tambourine. I grabbed both. The tambourine needed some glue but otherwise it works fine.

Both girls came with me the day of the sale. My oldest, found nothing she wanted. My youngest? Picked these three to take home with us. (and right now she is looking at the picture and asking me where they are, grrr)

Not a lot of books this year. I only found five or six children's books (no adult books) and these were the best of them all.

Found some miscellaneous Dora Characters.

Here is Dora's house.

A nice living room.

A cute Spanish kitchen.

A pop-up second floor. The downside? No furniture what-so-ever. I searched through bags and endless little toys to find something, anything that matched this. Zip.

Here is the best find of the season. A Baby George. We've already cooked a chicken on it but the best, is making hot dogs in it. All the kids are enjoying it. Score!

In closing, my youngest reading her newest book.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The 29'r MeMe

1. What bill do you hate paying the most? The credit card bills. Oh the shame.

2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner? I can't even remember. I've had lots of romantic moments that are spontaneous, but don't involve food, if that counts.

3. How many colleges did you attend? Zero. I went to a business school.

4. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now? Because of it's color. Black.

5. First thought when the alarm went off this morning? No alarm this morning. I woke up at 7:30 AM and said ... damn, I wish I slept longer.

6. Last thought before going to sleep last night? Did I lock the door?

7. What do you miss being a child? Have summers off and being bored.

8. What errand/chore do you despise? Errands I don't mind so much but chore wise? It's weeding in the yard, I hate that they grow better than the real plants.

9. Have you found real love yet? Yes I have.

10. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart? These days? Diapers. Before my youngest? A book or a magazine.

11. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual? I don't. I think there is much to be said in the security and peace of mind marriage has to offer. I enjoy it immensely.

12. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Brittany Spears. Not because I like her music but because I seriously want to know what drove her over the deep end.

13. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose? Thankfully no.

14. Somewhere in California you've never been and would like to go? All of California, I have seen none of it.

15. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship? New career. What I do now, isn't challenging at all.

16. Do you have a “go to” person? I have a few.

17. Are you where you want to be in life? I think I am. Raising kids and plugging along with the house.

18. Over the years, what about you do you think has changed the most? My looks. Some things I like about that and some things I don't.

19. Looking back at high school were they the best years of your life? Oh hell no.

20. Are there times you still feel like a kid? Every day. I feel the same as I did when I was eighteen, which blows my mind sometimes.

21. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager? The local pizza place.

22. Who do you think impacted your life the most? There are people I have met in my life, over the years, that have influenced different things I've done, they have no idea what they meant to me.

23. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stood out for you? Not really. Maybe a friend's mother, along the way.

24. Do you tell stories that start with “when I was your age”? Heck yes. And I cringe every time I find myself saying it.

25. What is the scariest thing that has happened to you as an adult? My daughter's nine + hour surgery. The anguish and the worry, I will.never.forget.

26. What advice would you give to someone about to get married? Good luck.

27. What advice would you give someone starting their first job? Learn quickly how to look busy, it will take you far.

28. If you could go back and change one thing you did, what would it be? I'd of insulated our 100-year old house. The quote we got fifteen years ago for $5,000 seemed outrageous. It wasn't.

29. If you could go back and change one thing someone else did, what would it be? That would be my husband buying the money pit of a boat; it never got in the water, it sat in the driveway for years and then cost us money to get rid of.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Reasons Why I'm Glad It's Friday

1. I made it through the week without loosing my mind.
2. Two days of not answering phones.
3. No work to catch up on.
4. Sunshine today, I hope.
5. Catching up on sleep and TV.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Never Enough ...

Everyday, I sit and put on my make-up. Toner, moisturizer, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, blistex.

Day after, day after day, this happens.

I was thinking this morning how funny it would be to watch a clip of myself doing this, everyday. For years! Some of the days I'm in a hurry and might skip something (not the blistex, that's mandatory) or some days I might put on something extra, like eyeshadow or use face powder. Hair up? Hair down. Blow dry? Leave wet. Exhausted. Wide Awake. Mad. Bored. Hurried.

Every day. The same but a little different.

There really was not point to that, I was just thinking about it.

Fast forward to tonight, where I sit, in my bedroom, make-up off preparing to get down to business. Business of putting together a book that an upcoming Town Meeting where everyone will vote on it. My months of pulling together figures and fixing formatting. Yes, I'd like to be reading, or uploading pictures (soon, I swear), or attempting to teach myself how to do embroidery, but instead ...

I'm working. Sitting in the semi-darkness with the window open, a single lamp on. The TV is off and my door is closed. I have one hour of solitude to crank this stuff out ... and maybe, if I have enough time, I can paint my nails before bed.

We shall see.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is It Wrong?

To want to get up, one of these days, and NOT find dog excrement on the floor?

She is doing better ... and now I want to ....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why Bother?

I couldn't get my ass out of bed this morning. Granted 5 AM is early but it's nothing new. These days I've been allowing myself one skip a week from class. I took it today. Reset my alarm ...

And ...

Couldn't go back to sleep. Figures right?

So Mother's Day was nice. My brother arrived two hours early, grumpy and hadn't eaten breakfast. He parked himself in my kitchen chair and watched me run around like a lunatic cleaning and prepping for a BBQ luncheon. That was fun.

It was really nice to see my parents and surprise my mother by making food (usually we order take-out and she pays).

My pasta salad rocked.

The boys in the house made sure I didn't have to mow the lawn. Which is good because it was like a hayfield out there and I sure as heck did not want to deal with it. It looks nice now, except for those pesky WEEDS.

By mid-afternoon, the company was gone and I got to just relax. Weekends fly by, always. This one was no exception.

One of my night groups has a deadline this week, Friday to be exact. So between now and then there will be a couple of meetings, lots of voting and extra work for me.

Good times!

At least that is all I have this week, at night anyways. Then there will be prep for the big 13 sleepover party. The living room will become "boytown" and much x-box 360 will be played. I hastily wrote out the invitations this morning, wondering at what point do invitations become uncool? Apparently its not this year, my son took them and thanked me.

As we are gearing up for the upcoming Anime Convention, I am hating to deal with the other Mother going. I'll save that for another post, it's extensive and annoying.

Hope you all survive your Monday.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Two for One MeMe

1. What is on the walls of your room? Pictures and a mirror.

2. What type of music do you listen to? Rock, all kinds.

3. What do you want more than anything right now? Money, we need more pronto.

4. Do you get scared in the dark? Yes, especially in the attic or the basement. It's just creepy.

5. What's you worst fear? Going blind.

6. If you could anything right now, what would it be? Take a family vacation to somewhere nice.

7. What’s the meaningful gift that you’ve received? This Christmas, my husband gave me a mother's ring with all three children's birthstones. I love it.

8. Do you have a crush? I have had many crushes over the years but none since I've been married.

9. Who is your favorite celebrity? I have many favorites, too many to just pick one.

10. Could you fall in love with someone that you know must leave? Yes I could. The heart wants what the heart wants.

11. Share a favorite quote of yours. "The world does not revolved around (insert first and last name here)."

12. What’s your weakness? Chocolate. Big time.

13. Do you believe that we all have a soul mate? I do, I met mine a long time ago and broke up with him anyway.

14. What were you doing before Sunday Stealing? Laundry.

15. What do you get complicated about the most? And 18 year friendship that fell apart. Trying to figure out how to fix it, what to let go of ... it's all very complicated.

16. What turns you off the most from a potential partner? Being a dork.

17. What is you worst habit? Cleaning up when you aren't done.

18. When was the last time that you were jealous? Yesterday. I wanted my friend's new purse.

19. Have you ever had a “friend with benefits”? Yes, in High School and it was fun!

20. Do you use sarcasm? As much as I can to be funny.

21. At the moment, what’s you favorite song? Theory of a Deadman "I hate my life". It's got some true statements in it, for us all.

22. What is you favorite day of the year? Christmas.

23. Describe your love life. Very sweet and none of any one's business.

24. When was your last one night stand? Twenty years ago and I don't regret it.

25. How many past lovers are too many? In my opinion, there can never be too many. It just adds to your experience.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Drum Roll Please ...

Alright in ten seconds or less ... this is the news at Mig's house~

1. The dog? Is doing about one thousand percent better today. I got up and she was sitting right by the door waiting for me, as usual. I took her out there was a tiny bit of pooping going on ... so that's not so great ... but her bowl of food I left out last night ... was eaten.

I have three more days of antibiotics to give her ... but she looks so much better, I'm relieved.

2. The toddler? Is doing the same. Still making me nuts getting into everything and insisting that play dough works well when stuck to the wall. Good thing she is cute.

3. My mood? Is infinitely better, now that today is FRIDAY!

4. The weekend? Will be filled with lawn mowing, sunshine (I hope!), cleaning and a lunch out with a friend from school.

5. I am grateful to my family who had to put up with me being miserable this week.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Status Quo

I have no idea where Wednesday went. Oh wait, YES I DO. It was a haze of spreadsheets, budget books, regular work and minutes.

And I'm not done. This time of year is incredibly busy for me (ummm yeah, so when is it not then?). We are working to a May 15th deadline and after that, it will get easier.

On the home front, my toddler has started hitting. Me. Its not cute and its not funny (as much as she smiles and laughs when I use my stern voice to tell her not to hit). If that isn't bad enough, she has developed what I call "dramatic crying". There are few tears and there is loud wailing. It's incredibly annoying and clears the room in ten seconds or less.

Leaving me and her.

As for the dog, she is pretty much the same. Mopey and no sign of her going #2. I'm off now to take her for a little jaunt down the street, in the rain, just to see if walking helps things along.

I will be putting up pictures of my yard sale loot, I just need to find some spare time...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Executive Decision

Being the adult, often times, stinks. Yesterday was no exception.

The news is not good for my little Pembroke Welsh Corgi. There is a possible mass showing in her intestine on the x-ray they took. It could be just how her intestine twists ... or it could be more. The blood work they did shows elevated white cell counts, which means she is fighting off an infection. Her liver is slightly enlarged.

She has not pooped in days now.

The vet bill is at $220. It was suggested that an ultrasound be done on the suspicious area. The ultrasound costs $250 and while it will either confirm or deny that there is or isn't something there ... if there is? $700 to $1,000 to operate on it.

She will be ten in mid-June.

I cried at the vets office. Nothing new for them, I am sure. We can hardly afford the $220. After much discussion ... we won't be doing the ultrasound and instead, she will get some more antibiotics and pain medication and either ....

There is nothing there and she will recover ... or ...

Well you know what the "or" means. I look at her now laying on the floor, no sign of the perky little pain in the butt that has to eat every crumb that falls or follow me back and forth across the kitchen as I cook. Instead her eyes are filled with the knowledge of what is to come ...

In the next few days ... maybe the end of the week ... if we are lucky a little bit more ...

How do I tell the kids?

Monday, May 4, 2009

On Your Marks ....

Ready ....

Set ....

Kill me! People I am officially funki-fied. I have no idea what my problem is ... but in proverbial terms ... picture gigantic stick ....

Alright, all that aside. Everything is running smoothly over here at Casa-Mig's. While the house is not clean by my standards, it is all picked up. Laundry is done, there is enough food for at least one mouse and I have all my ducks in a row for the week.

My Corgi is ill. Today I am relenting and taking her to the vet. She's lost probably 5lbs in the past week, her eyes look like they are bulging, she won't eat and she pukes randomly. The antibiotics the vet prescribed to "get her through" the weekend, I have to literally beg, cajole and/or force her to take. I also have used up every paper towel in the house cleaning up "accidents".

It. Is. Not. Fun.

The rest of the week involves evening meetings, a regular 40 hours work week and a boatload of errands to be done during my lunch hour.

Perhaps somewhere in there I can find a silver lining. Right now? Notsomuch.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Twenty Firsts MeMe

First Job: My first job was babysitting. I made a couple of bucks and hour. It was enough to get me my very own phone line and telephone, which in those days was pretty awesome.

First Real Job: Working in a daycare (I know, big surprise there) If you wanted to talk about "real" jobs though, it would be working in the city as a secretary to 10 underwriters. I was nineteen and riding the train every day to work.

First Favorite Politician: Arnold Schwartzanegger (how the heck to you spell it? I'm too lazy to look)

First Car: Plymouth Laser (standard, I taught myself how to drive it). I went many many places in that car and was sad to see it go. It had an electronic computer that would talk to you, so every time I drove it, it would say "Please Fasten Your Seat belts."

First Record/CD: Rush - Moving Pictures

First Sport Played: Dudes? I have never in my life played a sport.

First Concert: Judas Priest and it ROCKED!

First Foreign Country Visited: France and it was beautiful. I hooked up with an Italian guy named Luigi and yes, he had a brother named Mario.

First Favorite TV Show: Without a doubt, Happy Days!

First Favorite Actor: Shawn Cassidy in the Hardy Boys.

First Favorite Actress: No one comes to mind.

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: His name was Kenny ... and he was a big jerk ... what was I thinking?

First Encounter with a Famous Person: When I was 12, I shook hands with Bowzer of Sha-Na-Na and got his autograph.

First Brush With Death: Going to plug in my alarm clock and electrocuting myself. My parents weren't home and I really though I was going to die.

First House/Condo Owned: I am living in the first house we've owned. It's a two family and while I sometimes hate sharing my house, I love, love, love that they pay half of our mortgage.

First Film Seen: Close Encounters and it scared the pants off me. Or maybe it was The Swarm. What the heck were my parents thinking?

First Favorite Recording Artist: Steve Perry of Journey.

First Favorite Radio Station: W.E.E.I. FM

First Book I Remember Reading: Are you there God It's Me Margaret. I know I read stuff before that but it's the title that sticks in my head. HAHA.

First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: I can't remember, because I am old.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Oh how I love the end of the week! And yes, I realize Monday is only two days away.

I'll take it.

I see everyone survived the week without me.

Boot camp is back to kicking my ass. Which I hate. I just have to get through the work day and tonight is set up for the yard sale. I'm not running the show this year, so I won't have a before picture, but if I get a chance I'll take snap some photos so you can see all the loot (and by loot I mean other people's crap).

It's a lot of work but I usually find some good stuff. Plus its fun, haggling with customers, every year I get better with it.

In other news, it was a busy but uneventful week.

I'll take that too.

Have yourselves a good weekend!