Monday, May 31, 2010

Just Plain Funny

Today I was instructed to write a paper on procrastination.  Rather than waste my time on writing a huge paragraph, I daydreamt about everything under the sun.  The only problem is, now I don't have anything to pass in.  This is an issue, because i haven't done much in this class, and getting a bad grade in a comedy class?  Lame.  But, I suppose seeing how something is better than nothing, I will just turn this in instead.  And I'm sure that the teacher will read this and revise it as she pleases, and by the time she finishes, she'll have realized that she has just read a paragraph about absolutely nothing, and must now give a paper with no real topic a proper grade.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Just Because MeMe

1. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up. Books. Benadryl creme. Alarm Clock. Picture of my youngest. Flip flops.

2. How do you style your hair? How often do you cut it? I pull it back into a ponytail, everyday. My bangs get cut every six weeks. Ohmygosh I'm DULL!

3. What are you wearing now? Tank top, shorts and a sunburn.

4. What's your occupation? Do you like it? I'm a secretary and I love it! I just don't love my current job very much at all. ~waves to boss~

5. When was the last time that you took a nap? Was there a special reason? I cannot even remember the last time I took a nap. I would probably have to be sick to nap these days.

6. Who was the last person you hugged romantically? My man. He's lucky to have me.

8. What was the last full meal that you ate? Homemade pizza. It was very good.

9. What was the last email that you received? A shocking one. I plan to do a post on it this week.

10. What one website do you always visit when you go online? Ahhh. Facebook?

11. What was the last significant thing you bought? My newest Vera Bradley bag. Have I mentioned that I have a bag problem?

12. What musical artist did you not get at first, but then became a fan? Script. I didn't like their newest song when I first heard it. But my daughter asked me to listen. So I did.

13. What do you think about before you go to bed last night? That I was so excited to still have two more days off!!

14. What was the last CD you bought? Pink. She's one of my favorites.

15. What is your favorite weather, and why? What's the weather like today? Today's weather is my favorite. Warm with a slight cool breeze. It was the perfect day to be outside. I loved every minute of it.

16. If you could have a special artistic talent, what would it be? Sing. Although I can carry a tune, I'd like to do it better.

17. Did you watch the Idol 9 finale? If yes, what are your thoughts? Yes. I was hoping Crystal would win it. Nothing against Lee. I just like her. I think she will be successful.

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now? Yes. I am not sorry I said what I did, when I did. It needed to come out. My life has turned around completely because of it and I now feel that I have true friends surrounding me.

19. Any special plans for this (holiday in the States) weekend? Nada. I like it that way.

20. Besides your current S/O, who was the last person that you loved romantically? I am not answering this question. See blog page title for reason why.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Too Much Saturday List

Today I ~
  • Emptied out and cleaned my cabinets and drawers.
  • Purged tiny baby bowls.
  • Washed the kitchen floor.
  • Swept up a metric ton of crumbs.
  • Killed at least five ants, inside my house.
  • Sprayed for said ants.
  • Swept both the upstairs and downstairs porch.
  • Finished planting flowers.
  • Watered flowers.
  • Admired flowers.
  • Asked the preschooler NOT TO PICK THE FLOWERS.
  • Moved a wicker rocking chair that I got at a yard sale several years ago and had yet to use.
  • Wanted to take a nap but didn't have the chance.
  • Noticed that I have a sunburn.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nothing But Yard ...

I am pumped it's Friday. I got a lovely surprise gift card to a local greenhouse from the Boss's wife. (she rocks!) On it was a large enough sum to fill my Jeep seats with beautiful flowers and plants. (oh yeah!) Out of work an hour early. Fun at the playground with both of my girls. An quaint family dinner.

Oh yeah!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's Anthem

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Some Random Funny

My oldest is taking a Comedy and Satire elective at school.

I was reading through her papers. They all are funny in their own way (hence the class title right?).

Here is a sample of Comedy in the form of jokes, a page and half to be exact, I re-typed my personal favorites ~

Welcome to the church of vegetables, lettuce pray

Two muffins were in an oven. One says, "It's hot in here!" The other one says, "OH GOD A TALKING MUFFIN!" (this one is my daughter TOTALLY)

If barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

When every thing's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

When you're right no one remembers, when you're wrong, no one forgets...

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved by a suitable application of high explosives.

Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn't there the first time you need him, chances are you won't be needing him again.

Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.

Two guys walk into a bar. The third one ducked.

I saw Elvis. He sat between me and Bigfoot on the UFO.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reason #2345 Why It Is Not Alway Good To Be Friends With Your Daughter On Facebook

When she "likes"

~When I was mad at my Mom as a kid, I would step on the cracks in the sidewalk as revenge~

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Voice Post MeMe

1) What's your middle name? Marie. The opposite of my Mom's, which is Ann.

2) How old are you? I'm 29. (plus 11) AHEM.

3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now? I'm am from here and I have lived here all my life. The lovely state of Taxachusetts.

4) Is it cold where you are? Not today. It's humid and sunny. I'm loving it.

5) What's the time? It's 5:44 pm and I have no desire to make anything for dinner. I don't care how hungry my teenagers are.

6) What are you wearing? My old maternity shorts (they are super comfy) and a faded Coca-Cola t-shirt.

7) What was the last thing you listened to? My son and his two friends talk about the new Shrek 3D movie and make all sorts of jokes that were related to the movie.

8) What was the last thing you ate? Chocolate covered sunflower seeds from Borders. Luv.

9) What was the last thing you watched on TV? I'm watching Torchwood. It's incredibly overdue at the Library (like they are close to making me pay for it) but I don't want to return it until I finish watching it. I'm over halfway done. It's an evening of TV.

10) What's your favorite tv show? Why? The talk show Ellen. I can't watch it everyday and it makes me sad (we have no fancy-schmancy DVR anything) so I try and watch it each time I have the day off. I love everything about her and enjoy all the antics.

11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and post the second paragraph's first sentence. "I'm not finished with my year, so I'm withholding judgment."

12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it? The Hangover and it was so incredibly LAME!

13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Where do people in your country do people speak with strong accents? Since I have lived her my entire life, I am 100% certain I have the classic Bostonian accent. However, I would like to believe that I am able to hide it, but only as long as I'm paying attention to it. Once I get excited or annoyed ... my 'r's? Total disappear.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My No List Saturday

I spent my day here.

And had a great time.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Underlying Stuff

I am so glad it's Friday. Not just because I have the day off but because I just need a break from work right now ~waves to boss~.

In a nutshell, it very difficult in the office with the intervention we staged with our boss (over a week ago today) and the owner of the company. Let's just say it is no easier to hear constructive criticism when you are at the top of the food chain than the bottom.

The ego is huge people. HUGE.

Anyway, I'm glad to escape that stress today. As well as the stress I'm living with each and every day in this house, since the plantar fibroma diagnosis my man received a couple weeks ago. I find it difficult to not cry, which sort of goes again my whole "be strong for everyone" mantra.

Today I'm not thinking about any of it.

The sun is shining.
It's going to be in the 70's.
I'm spending a good part of the day doing nothing but fun stuff for myself and with my friend whose company I greatly enjoy.
And I refuse to feel badly about any of it.
For a change.
I won't be getting a jump start on errands or laundry.
But I will be enjoying myself.
Starting ....

Now!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Anticipation

I have tomorrow off.

I know, go ahead be jealous.

I'm celebrating a birthday with my best friend and I cannot wait!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Little Things

Dear Son,

I cannot believe that fourteen years ago today you came into my life. In the wee hours of the morning I wasn't sure. I paced a little. I sat in my rocking chair. My contractions were erratic. I tried to time them but they weren't consistent. I finally called my doctor and he called me back to give me the green light to come in, worst case I would get sent home. Course I waited too long and you, you my boy, will always be lightening fast.

We made it, barely, to the hospital. And then I blinked. Somehow you went from 8lbs 7oz and 21 inches long (both my first and second children weighted the exactly the same, triva I don't forget) to an gigantic 5' 11" man/boy. You have a heart of gold. I love that about you.

I must admit I was feeling tentative about going out to lunch with you. It seems that you say and share so little with me these days. Although I do feel that wall melt a little when I hug you. Something I don't do enough these days.

Today I gave you a great big hug and it felt awesome. I surprised you by picking up lots of your favorite goodies at the grocery store, right before our lunch date. You were definitely on my mind as I walked the isles, you are picky but I've got your number. You declared to me that you couldn't stay in the kitchen a minute longer with all the "GOODIES" and lunch imminent (your words not mine)

Lunch ended up going easily and I was glad I convinced you to run an errand with me. I especially liked your extra enthusiasm when I told where we would be stopping. Video games have always been your thing.

I didn't mind spoiling you a little. It is your day. (plus I had to shop for a gift for you to open later on) I remember years ago when I'd already have something tucked away in the closet for you. A tonka truck or a cool Lego set would get you so excited. Now it's the idea of going to a movie with your friends. (two girls and one boy, a double date, even)

The very best part of the day (and I'm not thinking any less of the special spaghetti dinner, your own loaf of garlic bread - that you ate all of -, singing happy birthday or watching you eat a slice of double chocolate cake either) was playing Wii Sports.

I was incredibly touched by the compassion you showed for your mom, whose butt you kicked up and down the Wii tennis courts, bowling alley and baseball field. You remind me of your dad, with your jokes and easy charm. Always encouraging me and laughing at it all.

Good for you. I don't say it often and I certainly don't say it enough but you mean the world to me and I am so incredibly blessed to you have you in my life.

Happy Birthday, Bud.
Love,
Mom

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Irritating

I am finding a whole bunch of things bug me these days. I am trying to stamp the annoyance back down but in some ways I'm not successful.

I have been having stomach pains for over a week now. Not that I'm doubled over, just that I can feel that my stomach doesn't "feel" good.

I'm not liking it one bit.

Course I consulted the ever-reliable Dr. Google. And discovered any one of my symptoms fall under, gall stones, IBS and/or stomach cancer.

Yeah. So I made a doctor's appointment. First there was the dreaded weigh in. The one in which I wanted to beat the scale with a sledgehammer. You know, because it LIES. Then there was the whole consultation, wherein I explain how I feel all "bleah".

The diagnosis is an irritated stomach lining. We hope. To be safe I left four tubes of blood behind to be tested for liver, pancreas and white cell counts. I go back in two weeks.

I am hoping to be more patient by then and less stressed.

In the meantime, I have a prescription for a stomach acid reducer.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

No Stealin' This Week

I hate that it's almost ten pm and I only just now finished all the stuff I had to do this weekend.

Nothing fun in it for me except another long week ahead.

Booooooo.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today's Struggles

*Outcome in bold*

  1. Determined to finally mow my lawn. I borrowed the wimpiest possible lawn mower to mow a three week overgrown (fertilized) lawn.
  2. It was tedious and practically killed me, but its done.
  3. Raking up the debris because it was neither self-propelled nor had a bagging device attached to it for handling the paths of hay.
  4. I did 3/4 of the yard raking and bagging it. Then I left the part that I don't see when I'm driving in and out each day ... undone. It was exhausting, this totally works.
  5. Cleaning the house.
  6. Epic fail (the toilets are gross ... still).
  7. Doing laundry.
  8. Halfway done.
  9. Today's morning workout.
  10. Went well, except for the end when we had to do six sets of 30 step-ups on chairs. I thought I was going to puke.
  11. But I didn't it.
  12. Dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant.
  13. Had to wrangle with the three year old and deal with embarrassing wailing.
  14. Ice cream.
  15. I haven't had any yet, I'm soooo full.
  16. Forgot there wasn't a single drop of apple juice in the house.
  17. At 9 PM had to run out to the grocery store, because tomorrow is an even busier day.
  18. Good night!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Registered

It's official, here is the email I just received ...

*********************

Thank you for registering as a volunteer donor with the Caitlin Raymond International Registry. The results of your HLA testing are as follows:


DNA-A: 01:FKXK, 02:FKXY DNA-B: 08:EABA, 39:EUUT DRB1: 01:01, 03:01



These results are reflective of your DNA typing and are used to determine if you could be a potential match for a patient in need of transplantation. We have entered your test results into our database for all patients in need of transplantation worldwide.

Your registry membership card will arrive via U.S. Mail. On behalf of the thousands of patients seeking an unrelated donor, thank you for your participation.

**************

It reminds me of one of those math sheets that you used to do in grade school. Where you had a key-code to figure out the sentence. Usually it was a witty saying or the punch line of a silly joke.

Except, this is no joke. It makes me feel good and its kinda scary at the same time.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Birthday Plans

Riding to school this morning, 7:30 AM (he just rolled out of bed, used the bathroom and got into the car)

Mig: So, what are you plans for your birthday.

Son: I have none.

Mig: Did you want to stay home from school that day.

Son: I should probably go.

Mig: Well you sister got to stay home for her birthday, so I was thinking you would want to. I took the day off from work, we could go out to lunch.

Son: No, if I'm not at school I might miss something important that I won't be able to learn on my own.

Mig: Ummm okay. What classes do you have the last two periods of the day?

Son: Math and study hall.

Mig: How's math going? ....

That was the end of the conversation. My boy? Not interested in a legitimate "get out of school" free card? WOW. He really must be turning fourteen. A very serious fourteen.

sErIOusLy? Fourteen.

Course when asked that question tonight, after dinner. He had a change of heart, he did want to spend the day with me after all.

... even if he said it like this ....

"I would love to just stay home on my birthday."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nothing Significant

Just one very long day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Getting A Break

.... my evening meeting is canceled.

I'm thrilled! An evening of watching Torchwood and doing nada!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sue Me ...

In case anyone was wondering, I'm still struggling with the whole foot issue with my man. I'm struggling with some other stuff too ... but not the point.

We talked about unemployment options, on Mother's Day no less. Disability isn't an option either, having missed open enrollment.

It all weights heavy on my mind, as I watch my man limp around the house this weekend. Putting on his work boot is painful. If I were him, I'd want that thing out of my foot, quickly. Every choice we have (and there are no choices right now) is wait.

Waiting sucks. Saving sucks.

*Disclaimer: Boss, I am hereby notifying you in advance that I am and will be talking about work. SUCK IT UP*

One of my many hats in my job is payroll. I know every one's salary. I know about all the "deals" (or lack thereof) going on. With the economy tanking, so have any extras for me. No raise for three years either.

Three years people. It's not like I make very much money. 3% equals $10 a week for me. I feel like I should be paid more. I know I could do more. These days I find myself fantasizing about working in a big office, with reviews, quarterly bonuses, cafeterias and opportunity. Of course there is a trade off for that. Limited vacation/sick time.

But I digress ....

There I was ... early afternoon ... working my way through payroll, as I answer the phones, entertain countless interruptions from the guy across the hall when I come to a slip with $XXX for our new Plant Manager. He's been there less than three months. I've been at this company for ten years. He gets a bonus bigger than what I got for Administrative Professionals Day.

WTF?

I feel my face heat up ... my eyes water ... my throat gets tight. I have to get up and pace around my office. I'm sad. I'm frustrated. I'm annoyed.

Life is so hard sometimes.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Speed Dating MeMe

1. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Green Eggs and Ham (of course!)

2. If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be? I love watching House Hunters and I've seen many, many homes I'd love to have. My favorite homes are overseas and have a great view, big house and a pool.

3. What's the longest you've gone without sleep? I've pulled all nighters a few times. It isn't pretty so I try to get as much sleep as possible these days.

4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song? Copacobana is a good one. My personal favorite is Mandy. Even if it is about a dog.

5. Who's your favorite Muppet? Kermit. It's not easy being green!

6. What's the habit you're proudest of breaking? I'm pretty sure my habits aren't broken yet but, one to be proud of is quitting smoking. Eighteen years ago.

7. What's your favorite website? Amazon.com

8. What's your favorite school supply? The compass. I have no idea what it really is used for because I cannot stand math. But it was a multipurpose tool. You could draw a circle or stab someone depending ...

9. Who's your favorite TV attorney? Ally. On Ally McBeal. What?

10. What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles? Two years ago we traveled up to New Hamshire for a family reunion. Snore.

11. What's the best bargain you've ever found at a garage sale or junk shop? Clothes. Hands down. Shoes too. There is a gold mind out there of that stuff, you just have to have patience and look frequently.

12. Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was standing in line at the grocery store, when an announcement came over the intercom system, telling everyone what had happened. I went right home, to check it out myself.

13. What's your favorite tree? A silver maple. We planted it when my oldest daughter was three. (she's sixteen now)

14. What's the most interesting biography you've read? Both Ozzy and Sharon Osbourn's books, I found them incredibly interesting.

15. What do you order when you eat Chinese food? Seasame Chicken and Pork Fried Rice.

16. What's the best costume you've ever worn? A tigress. It was a fun night.

17. What's your least favorite word? It has a "C" and rhymes with hunt. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

18. If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be? Texas. What? It's a stupid question.

19. Who's your favorite bear? Coca Cola's trademark polar bear.

20. Describe something that's happened to you for which you have no explanation. I was going up a staircase from the French Underground train system to the upper level. It was a small spiral stairs with damp stone walls. I suddenly felt a sense of terror come over me and panic. It immediately went away when I reached the top. There was absolutely no reason for me to feel that way and I have yet to ever feel that way again. I remember it as clear as day because it was so bizarre.

21. If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be? Zimbabwe. Alright I just googled that. I have no desire to see Africa at this point in my life.

22. What did you have for lunch yesterday? A giant cinnamon role from this little coffee shop and a bottle of water.

23. Where do you go for advice? Google. My friends too.

24. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus? I actually use both frequently. I like to articulate.

25. Have you ever been snorkeling? Scuba diving? I haven't. But I would love to do it someday.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The President's Saturday List

  • Wake up sleeping teenagers (my daughter and her two friends)
  • Wake up preschooler.
  • Take out Umbrellas
  • Head out to Open for the Yard Sale at 7:15 AM.
  • Arrive at Sale at 7:36 AM (had to feed hungry, sleepy teenagers)
  • Curse the rain.
  • Curse the Thunder & Lightening
  • Find that there are people waiting in their cars.
  • Open sale.
  • Make sales until about 10 AM.
  • Become incredibly bored.
  • Watch clock until 12 PM.
  • Take teenagers and preschooler home.
  • Come back with pick up truck.
  • Continue with being bored.
  • Curse rain some more.
  • Welcome couple who are taking what is left over.
  • Except stuffed animals.
  • Which we have a gigantic trash bag FULL of.
  • Decide what to do with TV that didn't sell.
  • Watch my VP (I love having a VP) sweep the floor.
  • Take all trash, aprons and cash with me.
  • Go home and watch the sun come out.
  • Curse mother nature.
  • Total yard sale proceeds $481.90.

Friday, May 7, 2010

OPC (Other People's Crap)

I'm knee deep in the OPC. I wish I could say there was lots of potential in the stuff we collected today but there just isn't a lot there.

Unless you count shoes. Like 100 pairs of them. And stuff from one Nana's kitchen.

Oh and the final bike total is TWELVE. Twelve bikes to get rid of. And by "get rid of" I hope we sell them and not have to actually get rid of them somewhere.

The weather still calls for rain.

But hey, I had the day off and was able to get many of my own things done. So not a complete loss.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I Hope Its Not A Sign

It's already begun. The madness of the upcoming Presidential Yard Sale (my title!). I was sitting at my desk today, at work thinking about the next couple of days and the details I was forgetting ... when I remembered something ....

.... very important ....

That the key I need to get, the one that allows us access to the building where my Presidential Yard Sale is held, would only be available today. The main office is closed on Fridays.

Why this dawned on me, at 11:30 AM the correct day before, I have no idea. But I'm so freaking glad it did.

Otherwise we'd of been SCREWED.

So I got the key and counted my lucky stars (and my brain) for remembering that teeny detail. Shortly after that I got a reminder through email about a very important phone call that I needed to make. This had to do with the clean up, the most pain in the ass and longest part of the day. You know, when you are already beyond tired and cranky. I'm sure if I hadn't gotten the email, I would have remembered but this person gave me additional detail, so when I made the phone call to inquire, I got exactly what I needed.

Awesome right?

Later on in the day my VP (I actually have a VP now) and I went over to a Dad's house and picked up donations for the sale. Eight bikes of various sizes. He graciously loads my truck up and does a fantastic job fitting a hockey net on the very top (with a giant hole in the net and all sorts of sticks and leaves weaved in there too). You never know right ... but ....

Eight bikes. (in the back of my head, I already know there will be two more bikes, mine!)

In all the years I've been doing this sale, we might get three or four bikes in total. Now we've got ten bikes in total. Ugh!

Ten bikes and a forecast of RAIN for Saturday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Zero To One Hundred In Sixty Seconds

I am trying to just lalalala through the past few days. Maybe I've come to accept it more, maybe I hope there will be some sort of solution that will present itself. Or maybe it will take forever for us to save the money we need to get this done.

Right now I don't know.

What I do know is that I've got a boatload of stuff going on and not alot of time to dwell, which is a good thing.

It's time for my Presidential Yard Sale. That's what I'm calling it, now that I'm President of this Mother's Club. Why not. I need an ego boost.

As I sit here and think about all those little details that need to get done and check my email and website to see what new questions have come up, I am a little excited to see what goodies come in.

I also have Friday off. So really tomorrow is my Friday.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Hate Days Like These

... when you spend just about your entire day at work, trying not to cry.

Stinks.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Trying Not To Kill Someone

I got the worst news today. Okay, not really the worst. The worst news would be death of someone close to me. I didn't get that. I guess ranking up there in "the worst news" would also be someone close to me having a cancer diagnosis. I didn't get that either.

So really this is the third worst possible news here.

That my husband, of 18 put-me-through-the-wringer-but-I-still-love-him husband, had a doctor's appointment for his foot.

Let's go back a second or two for some history here. When I was pregnant with my very youngest (3 1/2 years ago, btw) we realized we needed more space with the new baby coming and opted to construct a master suite in our 100-year old house's attic. There is plenty of space and he could do it himself. Which he did. Up and down a narrow staircase, over and over to make this wonderful space for me ... for us. But in one of those trips he tore a muscle in the bottom of his foot.

At the arch. He complained a little but just sucked it up and moved on. Once we were all settled upstairs and my youngest was growing up quick, he noticed a bump in that very spot.

He had it checked out. The first guy found nothing and sent him home. People! He did not imagine it and how this first guy missed it makes me angry. (his name was Dr. Hacker. REALLY! That was his name)

So, he didn't pursue it further. Then he got a job pulling cable and he noticed it had become a lump you could see just under the skin.

He had it checked out again by a new doctor. (to do this, he had to go my primary and get a physical, which I had been nagging him to do ... so win win ...) This doctor, took a quick look at it, said it was a cyst and asked if he wanted a cortisone shot right then and there. He asked if it would make it feel better. The doctor said yes.

He tells me it was the worst pain ever. He limped for days afterward.

Third time is a charm right? It's back again, has been for well over a year now. And it is getting bigger. Often my husband comes through the door, filthy after working a long day, limping like he can barely walk.

It's hard to watch.

So ... back to the present. Today was his appointment with yet another doctor. A different doctor but in the same practice as the one he saw before. (the doctors name is Dr. Pidgeon. REALLY! Like the bird.)

And here is the bad news.

He has a tumor on the bottom of his foot. Not an uncommon thing, according to Google and more than likely it is not cancerous. It's heridary. His hands were checked. His options are these. Surgery to remove and a six to eight week recovery period or do nothing, the tumor will continue to grow and in his profession (one where he is on his feet all day long, plus climbing ladders) it will only aggravate it further.

My husband has no short or long term disability. Nor does he work in a job that will pay him a single penny unless he has worked those hours.

I'm sure there are options, or something we could figure out, money we could borrow or beg so there will be six weeks pay for us to draw on as expenses come up but I can't think of a single one right now.

I'm too caught up on the fact that WE ARE FUCKED!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Question MeMe

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship? Yes. Married a long time and it's serious.

02) What was your dream growing up? I wanted to be a figure skater.

03) What talent do you wish you had? I was I had a good singing voice, I'd like to be in my husband's band.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be? A frozen coke. Yum!

05) Favorite vegetable? I have no favorites. Salad mostly.

06) What was the last book you read? Horns by Joe Hill. Creepy.

07) What zodiac sign are you? Aquarius. Myself, my dad and brother are all born in that sign.

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. My earlobes are pierced three times. And I have a rose/heart tattoo on the inside of my right calf.

09) Worst Habit? I clean obsessively. Just try leaving a glass on the table.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? Probably not. You never know.

11) What is your favorite sport? I like to play basketball, even though I suck at it.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude? I have a realistic attitude.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? I'd probably talk to you.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Standing near a car that was peeling out in mud and getting splattered by it, in front of a guy I really liked.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I am attracted to all things Snoopy.

16) Do you have any pets? I have a corgi, three cats and one fish (who refuses to die)

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? I'd invite you in. My house is always presentable.

18) What was your first impression of me? A good one (I have no idea who "you" are.)

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Scary. Always. There seems to always be something sinister with clowns.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I'd like to be Blondie. I'm working on making a slow transition since I have to color my hair anyway.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Both depending on what it is. Like killing someone? I'm your conscience. Suggest toilet papering someones house. I'm your girl.

22) What color eyes do you have? Brown.

23) Ever been arrested? Hell no.

24) Bottle or can soda? Can of soda. Love the freshness.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Pay bills and plan a summer beach vacation.

26) What's your favorite place to hang out at? In my book nook. It has a calming effect on me.

27) Do you believe in ghosts? I have had a few experiences that have led me to believe in them.

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? I love to read outside on a lawn chair with a cold drink. I could do that for hours!

29) Do you swear a lot? I swear in direct relation to how aggravated I am.

30) Biggest pet peeve? People driving and talking or texting on this cell phones. You can totally tell when you are driving behind them what they are doing. Slow, fast, slow, fast. I want to just walk up to their window when they stop and rip it out of their hands.

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself? Kind.

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance? I truly believe in romance.

33) Favorite and least favorite food? Beets.

34) Do you believe in God? I do. I may not follow organized religion but I talk to Him every day. (as in OH MY GOD you colored on the wall? ... just kidding)

35) My response is I will try.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Always Saturday

My list of accomplishments (or wah's) for Saturday -

  • Laundry.
  • Check out a Hugh Yard Sale. (not impressed)
  • Manage to avoid buying old children books.
  • Find two cute kissing dogs and a little basket to carry them in. (not for me, for my youngest)
  • Look at but don't purchase George Foreman Grills (we need a new one, but not that bad)
  • Head over to school playground to me my youngest girls little friend.
  • Enjoy myself immensely watching her run everywhere and play.
  • Spend afternoon cleaning out storage space in the garage.
  • Purge a ton of stuff.
  • Take out my youngest's water table from last year.
  • Watch her squeal with delight.
  • Try and convince the lawn mower that it show MOW for me.
  • Loose badly.
  • Let mower cool down.
  • Try again.
  • No dice.
  • Throw tantrum.
  • Put lawnmower away.
  • Order take out for dinner.
  • Relax.