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Friday, June 29, 2012

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother - "Depression"

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother


(aka: The Life of a
Quasi-Single Mother)




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(DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to offend anyone. There are different strokes for different folks, and we all have different lives, goals, aspirations. What I write about in these posts is not meant to be the "only way", "the right way", "better than you". It's just my opinion, use it where you can. Comment or Criticize too, how else do we grow as people, if we don't listen to a little criticism?)
"Depression"

Depression is something I deal with... on a daily basis.
It's normal for me.
I've been to shrinks.
I've been to counselors.
And, if I had the money, I would continue to go..
Truth is.
I don't.
So I don't go.
I've been on medication...
Didn't like the way it made me feel...
I take vitamins and supplements now.
So, for the most part, it's manageable.

It doesn't stop me from being depressed though, it just helps me to DEAL with being depressed.


I've been exhausted for the past 2 weeks.
Going to be as early as I can.
My stomach has been in knots, making it really hard for me to hold complex foods.
I've been in my own head.
Klay says I look upset.

I don't think I'm upset ... persay...
I know I'm depressed.

About what?
About everything.
It all adds to depression....
At least it does in my world.


It makes me wonder if it's something that other woman in my shoes suffer from.
It makes me wonder what others do for it....

It's so easy for the Doctor's to say:
"Take a pill. You'll be okay."
The pill doesn't stop the feelings... The pill helps you to manage the feelings.

Meditation.
Me time.
Vitamins and Supplements.
Exercise.
Friends.
Family.
These are things I try to do.

But, the past two weeks.
My normal fixes.. haven't been working.
I just want to not exist for a while.
Does anyone know what I mean?
Just be invisible.

It's hard to do when you're the bread winner and a mother...
You need to be present.
You need to be on top of things.

You got to kiss the boo-boo's.
Serve the food.
Clean the clothes.
Hug the sad.
Hug the happy.
You just can't "disappear".


It's not about needing help.
Help is always appreciated, but it isn't necessary.
It's about just wanting to...
BE A BUM.
JUST NOT TO A DAMN THING.

It's about recharging my batteries...
I suppose.

If I could do that...
I could get to the root of where and why this shit builds up..
I could control it better.
You know?

It's sad when the Head of the House can't fix her own problems.

So,
My working single mother friends...

I leave you with these words:

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
And Mourners to and fro
Kept treading – treading – till it seemed
That Sense was breaking through –  

And when they all were seated,
A Service, like a Drum –  
Kept beating – beating – till I thought
My Mind was going numb –  

And then I heard them lift a Box
And creak across my Soul
With those same Boots of Lead, again,
Then Space – began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,
And Being, but an Ear,
And I, and Silence, some strange Race
Wrecked, solitary, here – 

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,
And I dropped down, and down –  
And hit a World, at every plunge,
And Finished knowing – then –
EMILY DICKINSON
 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursdacap - 6/28/12 - POOPED

Hey! Secret Mom Thoughts!
Don't forget to email me so I can send your
5 VERY COOL ITEMS!


**JUST SAYING**


This week.
Well...
It has came and gone...


Last Friday - We saw Brave...
It was adorable.
I loved it...
I really hate 3D movies, so, that was the only drawback.
Merida is AWESOME.


Last Saturday -
We did grocery shopping and cleaning. Then Dad, Emry and I took a 2 mile hike.
Yes we did. ARE YOU PROUD?
I am.
It was a lot of fun.
We brought my dog... Roku... and well he made it 1.5 miles... and then laid down.
I carried him the rest of the way.

**read on, more about my old dog later**


Last Sunday -
Ex-Mother-in-Law came up with Ex-Grandmother-in-law and Emry's cousin (who's almost 3).
That was interesting.
We made plans to take the kids (including my ex, Klay and the stupid ex-sister-in-law) to
A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS.

If your kid likes trains, this is supposedly the BIG EXPERIENCE.

We went to dinner.
Where LOW AND BEHOLD:
The Ex, and his sister showed up at the restaurant.
(WE HAVE 20 million restaurants within a 5 mile radius)
Coincidence?
I think not.
I hate shady people.
Emry asked me, (after the sister-in-law walked up and away) why Nick didn't come say HI.
If I thought Nick was MAD at him.
I said no, and I walked him over to say hi.
IN which, I got to see one of his "friends"... strung out looking grunge kid.
Yeah... You're on the road to bigger and better things...
Where your friend looks like he's DESTINED to be on the A&E Intervention show.

Whatever.


Last Monday & Tuesday -
I was really tired went to bed really early.
Work was crazy, and I was preparing for my new boss.

Yesterday (Wednesday) -

Met my new boss, she is a real sweet lady....
Tried to get some work done, but hit road blocks...
Stupid doctor's and insurance companies.
MAKE MY LIFE EASY PLEASE?!?!?!?!


Came home, fed dog, and then
******GASPS*****

The dog passed out, sideways, like a falling cow.
Got right up, starting shaking pretty bad.
His gums were WHITE.
I called my sister who was a vet-tech for a long time....
and well..
Could be Anemia, Could be dehydration.
We usually keep him in his crate throughout the day.
It's been too hot to leave him outside, and he usually eats the molding on the staircase if left alone in the house.
But, after a whole can of wet food and extra dry food. 2 bowls of water... His gums were pinkish red again... and he seemed more upbeat.
He slept in my room regardless, so I could keep an eye on him.


TODAY -
My new boss isn't here, she's unpacking her house.
I'm holding down the fort, trying to accomplish SOMETHING today.
I have to do some bulletins around 2p...
So, I'm going to take down around that time as well...
I'm afraid of missing phonecalls while I'm away...
PHONECALLS THAT IF I RETURN, THE CALLER WON'T BE AVAILABLE ANYMORE.
Klay wants to watch Twelfth Night, tonight, and possibly take a hike.
Literally, he wants to go walking.
It's also a Nick Night.... So, that's going to prevent us from taking Emry....



Tomorrow - is the company picnic
Emry now wants to go as does Klay.
I, honestly, do not want to go anymore...

But, I have to...
Looks good....



**SIGHS**

So, there's my week.

How has yours been?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yahoo Tuesdays - USELESS? Perhaps?



Now,
Let's Discuss.

1.
The twine seems to help you because you are too lazy to remember if the dog is fed, the door is open, fridge... or if your bath is overflowing....

2.
WiFi enabled Clothes Washer/Dryer?
Oh, so is it going to pick my clothes up off the floor out of the hamper?
Jeez.. WHY IS THIS NECESSARY?

3.
WeMo...
All we owe... WEOHMO....
*Think Wicked Witches Guards*
I guess this would be cool if you wanted a fresh pot of coffee EXACTLY when you got home...
Or if you want to freak out burglars when the stereo they are stealing TURNS ON.
Even when it is unplugged...
HAUNTED STEREO

Ooooohhhhh!!!!

4.
This one is the only product that seems...
NOT COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FUCKING STUPID

5.
Instead of using this machine to "watch your pet" ...
WATCH THEM YOURSELF
or BOARD THEM.
I swear to Christ.
USELESS

6.
Kwikset Electronic Lock...
Now, I see good and bad with this.
ONE Thieves will figure out how to hack this.
But on the other hand:
If your kid gets off the bus early, and you haven't made it home yet to let him in...
Then you could just unlock the door for him.
(Still... Why on earth? What happened to the phony rock key holder?)

7.
Water and Light Show.
A couple beers, this would be fun to watch on a hot night.
Just saying.
 

And the Winner is....

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!


The winner of my
20,000 Pageviews Celebratory Giveaway is!





She is the grand prize winner of:

5 very mysterious and secret things.


(These are things that I can't live without.)


SMT: Please send me an email at:


With your real name and mailing address.


There's one sticking point....
When you get said package....
You have to take pictures...

and email them to me.
So I can post it!


Cool?
Yes?


Thanks everyone for participating!!!!!



Monday, June 25, 2012

READ ME and Music!


I am extending the giveaway until sundown tonight!


So, make sure you leave me a comment today if you want to participate.

IT's On Random, may get the coolest prize(s) ever... without a FIGHT!


**SMILES**


Music of Today.



Have a great Monday!

Friday, June 22, 2012

20,000 Page Views - Holy $#!t (Who wants a present?)



Yup.
This weekend (and maybe today) I will reach


20,000 Page views


My little blog.
That I maintain mostly on my downtime from work.
Talking only about my life, family, ups and downs, etc.
Has reached I very iconic point.


It's amazing.


So what does one do when they reach 20,000 Page views?

CELEBRATE WITH A GIVEAWAY.


Now, I've never done a giveaway before.

So, I need to make it sort of iconic.

And completely original.

Hmmmmmm.........

I think I will give ONE lucky person 5 items that I need in my crazy life.
(These will be items that can be shipped through the US mail.)

However,
They will be secret items.

Intrigued?


Hear are the ground rules:
1) You have to be a follower of "Just Life: Take Two"
2) You have to reside in the US
3) You have to either share my link on your blog OR
Add my button to your blog.
4) You have to comment below before Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 8:00a.m. EST

I will take all the names in a hit,
Swish them around,
and whoever wins...
GETS 5 VERY COOL (AND ESSENTIAL) THINGS.

I MAY EVEN THROW IN SOME EXTRA STUFF... You know.. Because I'm weird.

Come on.
You never know what's coming out of my mouth...
So why should you know what I would mail out!


Happy Friday!



Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother - "Summer Vacation"

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother


(aka: The Life of a
Quasi-Single Mother)




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(DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to offend anyone. There are different strokes for different folks, and we all have different lives, goals, aspirations. What I write about in these posts is not meant to be the "only way", "the right way", "better than you". It's just my opinion, use it where you can. Comment or Criticize too, how else do we grow as people, if we don't listen to a little criticism?)

"SUMMER VACATION"

As a working single mother these words do not exist in our vocabulary.

Summer vacation is something for the kids.

SERIOUSLY.

Am I bitter?

OH, ABSOLUTELY.

Emry is in camp, as a working mother, I have to send him to camp.

ALL DAY CAMP.

He loves it.

He is having so much fun running around, doing projects, going on trips.
It is really a vacation for him.

But me,
Day in and Day out
Here I am.
AT THIS DESK.
Looking outside.

WANTING.
WAITING.

Last year, we were able to get away for a weekend... and maybe this summer too...
But, nothing huge.
We have to save up for Christmas time...
(just a secret: We're going to Disney)


But, still...
When does the "Summer Vacation" come for the working single mom?
When does the laundry stop accumulating?
When does the dishes do themselves?
When is it JUST our JOB to Lay out in the Sun and TAN?
GOSH DARNIT!

JUST FOR A DAY!

Never.
That's right.
And we've got to be okay with that.

As I struggle to find my way back to the responsible side of things...
I hear a little voice..
It's my wisdom (I quiet it a lot)....
"YOU DO THIS SO HE CAN HAVE IT."

*nods*

I will live vicariously through my sons AWESOME summer vacation.
I will purposely keep him up late so that we can rock out until sun down.
Games, TV, Movies, Hiking, Bike Riding, WATER GUNNING...
You name it.

We're having a summer vacation..


even if it's after I get out of work!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursdacap - 6/21/12 - Poop

Weeks been too long.


Too much work...

Not enough sleep....


And I can't think of a thing to write.


Maybe later...


We'll see.


**YAWNS**


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weird and Cool Image Post - Color Experiment - PURPLE

We are going to go through the ROY G BIV of it all.

Today, I am going to address Indigo and Violet under PURPLE.


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Why purple first?
not Red?
Because purple is far superior.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yeah? Troll This Be-yotch.



I did it.

Yup, I made a connection, a line (PUN INTENDED) between her and Amy Winehouse.

And I received a not so nice comment on it.
Obviously from a Die-Hard (PUN STILL INTENDED) Winehouse and/or Apple Fan.


I wasn't going to say anything, other than my very poised comment back.

HOWEVER,

LISTEN HERE:


THANK YOU FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAME CALLING COMMENT.
I AM NOW BEEN DUBBED A: HEALTH TROLL.

You have never, ever commented on my blog before.
You have sat idely back and read...
Since you are so well versed on my blog...

Please refer to any post ever written about my life, in which, I discuss my, almost life ending, addiction.

Also, please refer to any post that talks about my career.
I WORK IN THE HEALTH FIELD.

I was this close to being a pharmacist.
I am very versed in these things.


AND LAST I CHECKED,
I AM IN THE UNITED STATES OF FUCKING AMERICA.

My post was slightly accusatory, but in a very black humor sort of way.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO MY OPINION, and refuse to put disclaimers below EVERY POST I WRITE.

I'm sorry that you did not agree.
I do appreciate your point of view.

I DO NOT APPRECIATE NOR CONDONE THE NAME CALLING.

If you have something to say, curse at me, get your point across...
BUT DO NOT START WITH THE NAME CALLING.
WHY?
You will lose.
Trust me.
I can do this for days, and be unscathed.


I read something once, on a blog that to this day I follow.
It said something like:

YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BLOG IS GETTING PRETTY BIG, WHEN YOU GET FUCKING HATE COMMENTS.

Yup, I've gotten to that point.
I am so proud.
*SARCASM*

Now, everyone reading this, you know that some times I do not agree with what you write.
You know that I leave my opinion in the comments...
Have I ever name called?
Or have I given your blog(s) the respect they deserve?

That's right.
I am fucking respectful.

So,
Once again,
Thank you Alexandriaweb, for your name calling comment, that let me know that I am gaining speed in the blogverse.


(Side Note: Yeah, this got to me a little, but I fuel my fire into my words, and I will use this as a learning experience. Where as other people, will just stew about it.)


Anyone have an opinion?
Seriously?
Does this happen a lot?
I will never write another post like this again.
I will use it as a template and a war cry.
Copy and paste the link...
For all ACTUAL TROLLS to read.

Mwa-hahahahahahaha!



PS:

From This
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YEAH FIONA APPLE LOOKS REALLY HEALTHY.

Yahoo Tuesday - 6/19/2012 - Fiona Apple



I am a big fan.
I think her music is unique.
I think her low voice and interesting play on words is refreshing.
I didn't dig the second album, but, I saw it for what it was worth.

But, can we talk about her...
IN GENERAL.

Dear Miss Fiona Apple:

You are looking very sickly. Did I miss the memo when you told the world you were from a third world country?
You look awful Ms. Apple.
And as a fan, this concerns me.


A lot of people drop in the drugs angle...
And for once... I say I'd have to agree.

That's how you look.
Like you're losing a battle with Heroin.


As a fan please remember the coulda-been-great Amy Winehouse.
Please don't do that to your fans.


Deprive us of amazing music and a beautiful soul.


Signed,
KVS



Anyone else have an opinion on this?
Or should I schlub Fiona into the Lindsay Lohan pile on never speak of her again?


Music Monday - Yes I know it's Tuesday - Graduation

my kid just had his moving up day ceremony yesterday.

It made me think of:
MY CLASSES GRADUATION SONG.

Class of 2003.


IT WAS:




Yup.
Pretty Bad.


Let me catch up on work and then I'll do my yahoo tuesday post.


I hate being behind!

rofl


Friday, June 15, 2012

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother - "Zombie"

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother



(aka: The Life of a
Quasi-Single Mother)





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(DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to offend anyone. There are different strokes for different folks, and we all have different lives, goals, aspirations. What I write about in these posts is not meant to be the "only way", "the right way", "better than you". It's just my opinion, use it where you can. Comment or Criticize too, how else do we grow as people, if we don't listen to a little criticism?)

"ZOMBIE"
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Yep.
You're right.
I'm about to tell you that I'm actually a zombie, and this is what I look like.

**GIGGLES**

Not so much.
I'm about to make a really weird bridge between
Working Single (in my case, Quasi-Single) Mothers
and
ZOMBIES.
(be prepared to be amazed)

If you wake up as soon as the first glimpse of morning sunshine peaks through a crack in your blinds,
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

If you limp around the house, your eyes barely open, preparing lunches, folding laundry, and whatever your subconscious remembers to be previously forgotten from the night before:
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

 
If you get in the car, drop your kid off at latchkey, and then get on the highway checking your backseat to see if he got inside the school...
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.


Once you've established that you are zomkid free, if you proceed to make it to work, and not remember any of the drive (even with the crazy girl you carpool with yabbering the entire time.)
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

You park.
You go inside your job.
It's still 30 minutes until you have to start.
If you begin autopilotting your work...
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

If you get to lunch, and the only thing you remember if the grunting and bitchery of your morning.
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

When you finish lunch, and go back to your desk:
If you rather pluck out your toenails or stare at the ceiling for 3 hours.
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

If you make it home, the same way you got to work.
And don't recall it.
you are not a working single mother, you are a ZOMBIE.

And the final eerie similarity:


If you look at raw meat and think
"I rather eat this, than actually cook it"

you are not
an exhausted 
working single mother
YOU ARE A ZOMBIE.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

6/14/12 - Thursdacap - . . . .

This week has been mighty jam packed.
But, it went relatively quickly.

I am 100% exhausted.


I get a new boss on the 27th and my old boss finishes up on the 22nd.
So needless to say, the next 6 work days are going to be filled...
TO THE BRIM...
WITH NONSENSE.


Emry finishes up school this coming Monday.
They will have a moving up day ceremony and sing songs.
He's pretty excited.

This week he actually said the prayer over the loud speaker.
He did very well, and even got a 'High-Five' from the principal.
I am very proud, he worked very hard to memorize the whole prayer.


My stomach is still not feeling any better, and I am managing to keep a 90% raw food diet.
I throw in a small amount of flatbread, just to soak up the left over acid in my stomach.


My friend Lissa, says it sounds like the stomach virus she had... that last 3 weeks.
3 weeks? You have got to be kidding me on this one.
I'm going into the third day with this, and I am already feeling drained.
I stocked up on veggies and fruits, so that should be light on my stomach.
Lots of water has been consumed.
Keep our fingers crossed that it's gone by the weekend.



The carnival is in town, and supposedly Nick is going to treat Emry to it tonight.
*shrugs*
I am going to stop and take out money.
I know how Nick is.
He won't have enough money or some other excuse.

But, Emry loves the carnival. We have gone to this particular one, every year, since he's been about 2 years old. And every year, he is getting to ride on the bigger rides, and play the harder games. It's very cute to watch.


And...Well... That's about it....


Until Later...
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Weird and Cool Image Wednesday - 6/13/12 - "Unhealthy"

My word for the week is "Unhealthy".
My stomach has been a little blah,
and I've taken to eating raw foods, and yogurt for the rest of this week.
I may have sipped at coffee today.
But, not even 2 ounces were consumed.
I just need to fix my insides.
And that means.
NO MORE UNHEALTHY CRAP.


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Now, it's not to say that I've been eating fast food and crap like this ALL the time.
But, more than I should be.



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yahoo Tuesday - 6/12/12 - Chong


Tommy Chong Has Prostate Cancer


Tommy Chong, whether you like him or hate him, has Stage One Prostate Cancer.
It's a scary thing.

I really don't preach my views on political subjects, however,

Marijuana/Cannabis is a major relief for people with Cancer, Glaucoma, spasicity for MS, Alzheimer's disease, Opiod Dependence and controlling ALS symptoms.

It is something that is grown from the ground.
It is a natural product that can medically help.

It's time to legalize it.
Some states already allow the use of medical marijuana.
But, honestly, it's time this becomes a nation wide thing.

Tommy Chong quit smoking weed over a year ago, for another medical ailment.
He still does not smoke.
He ingest Hemp Oil, to help calm his Cancer.


That's my view.
Without going any deeper.

Monday, June 11, 2012

6/11/12 - Music Mondays - "Dear John"


Now, I am not the biggest fan of Miss Taylor Swift.

However,
Has anyone heard of the bitch tantrum a one, John Mayer, is throwing about this song?
It's been A WHILE... 2 - 3 years since this was major news and
John is just coming out now saying it was
"Uncalled for."
"I didn't deserve it."
Basically... he's crying in the corner, and causing drama because
HONESTLY
What was the last thing we heard (that was good) out of John Mayer?
And his hobo Havana hat has GOT to GO!
He looks homeless and strung out.



drugs are bad John, as is that hat.


So.
Taylor Swift,
Good on you!
Making John Mayer feel like crap
for over 2 years.
My hat goes off to you.

Perhaps write another song about his tantrum?
You know, you could call it,
"Dear John, You still suck."


Happy Monday People!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rants of a Curvy Mama - 6/8/12

Step 1:
Admit there is a problem.


Okay okay, I admit it, I haven't gained weight, but I never got back on track.


Step 2:
Acknowledge that it is your fault and your fault alone.


YES. MY FAULT! JEEZ STOP RUBBING IT IN.


Step 3:
Change behavior, and move forward.


Can I start this tomorrow?

*giggles*

Just kidding.



I am determined, yet haven't done a fucking thing.

HOW SAD IS THAT?



I am bringing my sneakers home from work, and I am going to walk at home.
AND THAT'S IT.
If I walk at work, I'll use the shoes I am wearing and I will trek around the building.
UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS.
NO MORE ELEVATORS UP.


And Klay is going to giggle at me.
But, he's going to watch me to crunches for a little bit every night.
IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
I am GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH


(Oh lord, I hope I do.)
I just don't want to gain any of the weight back.
You know?



It's me.
I got to fix this.
I got to commit.
That's it.


Now.
Let's do it.


Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother - "Laughter"

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother


(aka: The Life of a
Quasi-Single Mother)




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(DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to offend anyone. There are different strokes for different folks, and we all have different lives, goals, aspirations. What I write about in these posts is not meant to be the "only way", "the right way", "better than you". It's just my opinion, use it where you can. Comment or Criticize too, how else do we grow as people, if we don't listen to a little criticism?)
 
 

"Laughter"


Life is stressful.
Life is just plain sucky, on the whole.
Can we all agree on that?
But not 100% of the time.
Probably like 80% of the time it's this way.
But, 20% of the time:
It's fun
It's enjoyable
It's well... laughable.

Yup.
Today, my goal is to talk about
Not Sweating the Small Stuff.
Being able to laugh at yourself and horrible situations.

We always have heard,
"Don't cry over spilled milk."

But, I bet you money, if you're a Mama like me, if your kid spills a glass of anything (other than water) that you are going "JEEZ! BE MORE CAREFUL!"

But, in the end, the floor/carpet will get cleaned, and the stain may remain... but heck! It's just a hiccup of stress.
I need to remember this the most.

We have to laugh more.
I think the more you laugh and smile..
The less things will affect you personally.

Lives can be unnecessarily filled with drama.
The type of drama that makes you freak out, obsess, and stress over.
If you laugh about it, and remove yourself from it...
It can't own you.
You will not be burdened by it.

It's not really an easy task.
A lot of the time, these nuances occur, and they feel like the last straw.
You know?
And really...
The "last straw" is such a weird term.
Is it really the last thing that's going to kill us?
Our temper, yes.
Our lives, NO!
We need to realize (myself included) that there is no Final Straw.
The Final Straw, we should think of, is the end of our existence.
No?
Anyone with me on this?

So,
Laugh.
Even if you're crying.
Laugh.
Even though you're fuming.
Laugh.
Even if you're tired.

The sun will rise tomorrow, and you will feel so much better if you let yourself laugh... at yourself... the situation.... the stupidity of the drama.


Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6/7/12 - Miss me?- a "Thursdacap" to remember

Well, it seems like forever since I wrote one of these.


What have we been up to?
Same old same old?
Well, yes and then kind of no.



During Memorial day break, we had our own BBQ.
With friends, and family.
By family, I am also including Klay's...
Yes, I know... You are all giddy as I am.
It was the first time they have been to my home, and we all seemed to have a good time.
It is not rare that we get together for family functions, but this was the first time it has been on my turf (so to speak). I do admit they have a very lovely home, and one day I will achieve the same.
It was nice to show them where we reside (well, 4-5 days a week reside, Klay still needs two days of MAN time.)


The next day we went to South Jersey to meet up with my family from Tennessee.
It was so great to see my cousins.
It was really wonderful.
Emry practically taught himself how to swim (with swimmies on, of course).
Good food, Good Family.

Does anyone remember that I went to the Steampunk World's Fair?
Well, while at the Memorial Day Family meet in NJ, I met a woman (approx. my age) named Jamie.
Jamie is my Aunt's - best friend's - niece.
Yeap, it's that type of 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon shit.
Well, Jamie looked really familiar, and then, out of her mouth she mentions a piece of Steampunk jewelry I was wearing.
Shocked and in awe that she knew the piece, we struck up a conversation.
Low and behold, Jamie was sitting the table next to us during the SPWF dinner.
And I actually have her in the background of a couple of my pics.
WHAT A SMALL WORLD!


Really cool to meet people who are interested in the same things.
Us weirdo's need to fly those flags high!


Then the week started.
The filing folder project from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.
The week otherwise wasn't dreadful.
It went just as fast as it started.

As a lot of you noticed, I wasn't posting, but I certainly got a comment or two in every day.
During those moments when my eye crossed.


Enter the weekend.
My sister came down this past Saturday in order to watch Emry play T-Ball.
The night prior had poured, and it was drizzling in the early morning, but the day turned out to be nice.
However, since some of the fields were too wet to play on, our T-ball game was cancelled.
**POUTS**
My sister made a two hour trip, so we were determined to have a good time.
Mexican Food Lunch and Bootleg movies.
So much fun.

Sunday was spent food shopping and my father took Emry to see the Avenger's.
During this time Klay and I were going to watch the copy of the Chernobyl Diaries that we got.
But, the audio was all busted... **POUTS**

So we watched "Pool Boys" on cinemax.
Mindless coming of age film... but completely worth a 2 hour vegging experience.


Enter this week, I have been blogging consistently, having a pretty damn good week.
I'm sure you've all read by now, however in case you haven't:
I GOT MY RAISE
I GOT MY RAISE
IT'S PRETTY BIG!
(insert carlton dance)


Last night,
we went to the circus.
It is the first time Emry has ever been to a real Circus.
We sat in VIP seating (because the general admission was "sold out" **Whatever**)
Emry got a light up sword, and a big thing of popcorn.
He watched basically in awe, and we were very pleased.
I brought my flip cam, so perhaps, I'll take the snap shots off it and show everyone...
Hmmm...
We'll see....
We even took a Polaroid with the dancing poodles.
One of them is kissing me on the cheek during the picture... VERY CUTE.


Today is probably the lowest day of the week.
My boss is a little overwhelmed, and it is pouring over.
But, I think we're okay now.
I got a lot of extra work to do today, but, I can't get it started until the copy center finishes my copies.
"Making the copies."
*giggles*


The weekend is jam packed again.
I get a massage on Friday (so freaking excited!)
Saturday is TBALL
Food shopping and cleaning
Perhaps dinner/movies with Klay and Lissa.

You know, the fun never stops here.
And,
After taking the week pause of blogging, and being able to give you a bigger account of my life...
I've realized something.
Interested to know?
Of course you are, I can tell, because you are still reading.

I have realized the happy life I have.
Filled with family, friends and great memories.
I think I'm getting there.
Up where I belong.
Perhaps I'm already there, and haven't realized it yet.


Have a great Thursday!

<3


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

And now a mention from these.... Zombies?

Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse



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LIZSTELLA

Liz is a drunken slutty 1950s Divorcee turned zombie

and

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This book, which I am either buying shortly 
(now that I got that fancy raise, I am splurging just a little, I mean who wouldn't?)OR WINNING...
(Because I am a super contest participator.)
was published by:

 

















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And now...


back to the mundane


previously scheduled


programming...

Weird and Cool Image Wednesday - SIDESHOW

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See, I told you it make you
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and
EWWWWW



Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

HEAR YE HEAR YE! I HAVE AN ANNOUCEMENT

Today,
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

IS A JOYOUS DAY!

(is everyone feeling joyous? no?! well start!)


TODAY IS THE DAY
THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY
(well, my history)
AS THE DAY
THAT I FINALLY GOT
MY

RAISE


Not just any raise.
Not a little raise.
A BIG
GI-GOON-DO
MOFO'ing.
RAISE



Rejoice


Are you rejoicing?


I SURE AS HECK AM.




6/5/12 - Yahoo Tuesdays - We need a PARENT Test


We need a TEST that people take BEFORE they get the RIGHT to have a baby.

I told you, this post is FILLED with my own opinions, and if they go a little overboard, I apologize.
However, this is a subject that just RUFFLES MY FEATHERS.


This is Catalina
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Catlina is a 19 year old mother.
Her child is 5 weeks old.


"Clauser, her boyfriend and their friends had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening at a nearby park, but the boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI when they went to a store - with the baby in the car - to get beer, according to police. Upset that her boyfriend was arrested, police said, Clauser went to a friend's home and smoked more marijuana."


All of this with her 5 week old baby in the car seat carrier.

I am not saying I'm perfect, I am FAR from... however, you just had a baby, and you are drinking (illegally) and smoking pot... with your baby RIGHT NEXT TO YOU?

What is wrong with you?


Then, after she was intoxicated and high as a kite, she proceeds to drive home.
Oh wait.
YOU LEFT WHAT ON THE ROOF OF THE CAR?
Your baby, in the carrier?
You are a fucking moron.
The baby was unharmed.
But, fell off the car in a busy intersection.
This could have been SO much worse.
You didn't even realize it until you got home, that the baby wasn't with you.


I do not think it has anything to do with Ms. Catalina's age.
I think whether you are 19 or 30... if you are self absorbed and selfish (redundant statements, I know) that you will NOT be a good parent.

You made the decision to have sex.
I bet it wasn't her first time either...
at 19? Jeez... Not now a days!
(except with my son, he's getting a chasity belt, I swear to God)
Now that there is a baby...
GROW
THE
FUCK
UP
AND
RAISE
YOUR
KID

Now there will not be a problem.
CPS has your kid, and I pray to god he/she goes to a better family than you could EVER provide.

And that is my opinion.

What do you think?