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Monday…how you terrorize me with your Mondayness.
I got to see my granddaughter twice this week. It was great.
The first time she and her mom brought me my mother’s day gift and some cards. As I was on the floor with her, opening my cards she looked down at my ankle tattoo and said “wassat” and I said “I don’t know, what is it” she backed away horrified and said “iz uh bug”.
Then yesterday the boy’s entire family stopped by for a little bit.
As you know, I don’t dust often. Seriously. I don’t. And as you can see by the evidence below I really don’t.
So I gave my duster to her and she dusted for me, and rearranged all the pictures. I think I’ll leave it like this for a couple days.
I don’t remember much about the rest of the week, because Superman came home after his eye doctor appointment to tell me that he has age related macular degeneration and glaucoma. I can’t seem to think about anything else.
Not much of significance has happened in the last week.
Junior works at a company that ships food to grocery stores. This last week, he brought home 15 pounds of strawberries. The cost??? $3.
So I made freezer jam.
Also since Junior has moved in, we have had to scrunch up our shampoo/conditioner/scrubbie/razors/shower gel/ stuff to make room for his. The girl and I use the same type of razor. So right after he moved in I grabbed a razor to shave the pits. I was busy doing my business, went to rinse the razor and it still had the protective plastic thing over it. Really?!? Who keeps the plastic protector thingie on their razors after it has been used??? And who doesn’t notice that their pits aren’t being shaved???
Oh…and we have had to rearrange the parking situation so he can park his truck in front of the house….I miss my spot.
Hello Internets! It is Monday…again.
* The girl has a new fellow employee at Stuffmart. His name is Trampus. Yes. Trampus. Who in their right mind would burden their child with such a name. Poor kid.
* The other day I was picking up the girl from work and I told her I was so hungry I could eat her arm. She replied “oh no…it is a zombie amomolypse.
* I have rented out the boy’s bedroom to Jr. He is a good friend of the family. It is great to have a young man in the house again.
* I have begun to stop watching the news. The government angers me so much. harumph
* I need to go to the grocery today. What is the thing you run out of the quickest after grocery shopping?
Anyone who knows me, knows that while I don’t dust very often (why bother, it just gets dusty 3 seconds later) but I do not like clutter. I’ve always been “a place for everything, and everything in its place”
This past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a way out of a funk. I have been super Mrs. funk funk funkerson.
Last night I tweeted.
Me: We have GOT to clean the kitchen
Daughter: Why? is someone coming over?
It is time to clean!
○ Monday, you are here to haunt me again….but also you are April 15 which haunts me all the more. Government….blech…
○ Last Thursday was Superman and my 21st wedding anniversary. He texted me Happy Anniversary. :/
○ Being the 15th of April, I must take the city taxes to the city tax office to turn them in. Normally I would mail them, however, the girl hasn’t done her’s yet, so we are going to go get her a form and do them right there in the office so she doesn’t get in trouble.
○ I made our reservations for vacation here. I am sooooooooo doing the wild horse tour. Because me and horses? We are best buds!
♦ Earlier this week something happened and I thought to myself, this is great Random Monday material. I told myself to write it down so I wouldn’t forget. Wadda know…I didn’t write it down and I can’t remember it.
♦ What a glorious weekend we had! Loverly weather, time spent with friends and family. Wonderful. However, the weather just isn’t making much sense. Friday it was cold and blustery, Sunday it was sunny and 70º. My wardrobe doesn’t swing that way. I can not go from long sleeves, sweaters and heavy jeans to shorts and a tank top overnight. I will blind people with my pasty whiteness the second I step out my front door.
♦ I have reserved a room in Corolla, NC for Superman and I to take our very first vacation…without children. It isn’t till the end of September, but I’m still excited.
♦ One day this last week also found me without any breakfast items. No milk, bread, eggs. So what does one eat with no breakfast items to be had??? Leftover hamburger helper. Doesn’t everyone?
♦ JoAnn from the famous JoAnnfabric dot com finally sent me my fabric…that I ordered on February 3. I love the fabric, I can not begin to tell you what I feel for JoAnn.
♦ Well, if wonders never cease. I remember what I was going to talk about from earlier this week. Long story short, I have called the dog warden a couple times on our neighbors. I have filled out statements, taken pictures, in the hopes that they will just keep their dogs on a leash and/or keep them out. of. my. yard! Alas, the dog warden has seen fit to take all info to the prosecuting attorney and they will be served either today or tomorrow. I will be spending the rest of my life in a darkened house with locked doors so the neighbors don’t find out I’m home and come over to “discuss” the matter at hand.
♦ The girl fiiiiinallllly got herself the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings. Now she can quit yammering at me when we watch my measly regular edition that “the extended edition is sooooooooo much better mom!” We are having a LOTR marathon today.
♥ April Fools Day WOULD fall on a Monday, wouldn’t it. Oh the irony.
♥ I finished up the baby quilt I’m making for my friends daughter. Her baby shower is Saturday. I was cutting it close. Now I just need to wrap it. Saturday morning will find me with paper, scissors and tape in hand. Procrastination is my best friend. Sometimes.
♥ Speaking of quilts. I ordered some fabric from JoAnn fabric on Feb. 9. I’m going to be making Jax a quilt for her birthday. I ordered it in plenty of time to make said quilt, seeing as how her birthday is THURSDAY. Guess who has yet to see material on her door step from the UPS man??? CC is NOT a happy camper.
JoAnn and I are going to have a chat today. I don’t think JoAnn will appreciate me after I’m done.
♥ The Federal govt. and the State govt. have dug their paws into my check book to the tune of $1,900. Anyone need a kidney before April 15?? I have an extra one.
♥ Lastly, I tried some MAC pigments. You can purchase samples here. They are very inexpensive. The only way I could try them out.
Everyone is talking about it, so I figured I’d join in.
~~ The WEATHER. It snowed last night. That’s right. Snowed. Hello weather, read your calendar. It is Spring already. Frustrating.
But what frustrates me more is that people are actually wanting the death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil. Seriously??? What can be more stupid than basing your weather forecast on a rodent. A RODENT! But now you want to kill a RODENT for being wrong? America you are STOOOOPID!
In that same
vain vane vain I have a beef with Pothole’s street department.
This year Pothole, Ohio has received 2 major snow storms. These each dumped a good 8-10 inches on our sad little town. There were no snow plows going up and down our street, but today…TODAAAAAY when we get a whole 1½ inches, the plow came scraping loudly down our wee street at five minutes till five AM! There was NOTHING. TO. PLOW! Help a tax paying citizen out. Explain the logic on this.
~~ I washed my make up brushes yesterday.
~~ The boy got a new job.
~~ I cleaned off my computer desk.
~~ Last but most certainly not least, between the girl and I, we have eaten 2 packages of Reese Peanut Butter Eggs. YUM!
Have a great week Internets.
Happy rainy Monday Internets!
~~ Thursday the girl took me and her to a nail salon to get our nails painted. I normally don’t get my nails painted because they are thin, polish chips, and it all looks ugly by the time the polish has been on for 3 hours. Why bother? Anyway, it is now Monday and my “I’m not a waitress red” nail polish is hanging in there. No chips and just slight wear around the tips. I have GOT to find out what they use for a primer coat and a top coat. I think that is the key.
Ack! I just looked at my nails to admire them and my right ring finger has a chip.
~~ I got a box in the mail this week containing some beautiful red variegated boucele yarn from my friend Cara. It is so lovely. I also received a beautiful silver bracelet that she made. It looks gorgeous on me if I do say so myself.
~~ I ordered some fabric from JoAnn’s fabric online…on Feb. 9th. Yes Internets…FEBRUARY 9TH. I have yet to receive it. I have emailed, and called and emailed again. sigh….I don’t think it is going to get here in time for me to make what I wanted to.
~~ The girl wants me to make her a dress. I made her tons of dresses when she was younger and she wore them all out. But this one has a zipper. Oh! Internets! How I loathe the zipper!! How I don’t want to make this dress, however, I have told her I would. Why…why…why…did I agree??? Oh yeah! I love her, that’s why.
~~ A lot of information has been flying around the Internet about Common Core standards. Please…I beg of you…take some time out of your day to learn about it. It is a bit lengthy, but it is so very important that every. parent. is aware.
~~ Proverbs says “laughter does good like medicine”. I believe it. I have been heartsick over an ongoing issue for some time now. I haven’t been sleeping well. Last night we watched Thou Shalt Laugh. This particular segment had me laughing so hard tears were running down my face and my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. I slept so well last night. I blame it all on laughing.
~~I rarely watch commercials. I can’t stand, them so I DVR everything that I want to watch. Saturday there was nothing left in my DVR que, so the girl and I watched some live tv. And I had to endure the commercials.
It never failed. There was a weight loss commercial immediately followed by a chocolate/restaurant commercial. Every. single. time.
Oh the irony.
~~Superman has started taking the boy across the street to Boy Scouts every Monday night. The neighbor boy is so excited about it. He never stops talking. Ever. Even if there is nothing else for him to say he makes stuff up. I never thought so much noise could come out of someone so small.
~~Girl Scout season is in full swing here. I ordered some, and now I’m just waiting for her to deliver them. Thin Mints….they are the filet mignon of the cookie world.
~~Friday the boy, his wife and their girl came over.
We made cookies together.
The girl got Jax some red sparkly shoes and a sparkly skirt.
It was so wonderful to spend some time with them….unfortunately about 10 minutes after this photo was taken, the girl got jot with a mild case of food poisoning. I felt so bad for her. She was just. so. sick. But she made a rather quick recovery. I like to think it was all due to the loving care of her mother, but it was most likely the Gatorade that I forced her to sip every 5 minutes. Nope…it was all me, ’cause I’m just that fabulous of a mom.
Next time we’ll finish those cookies.
Hello again Monday.
~~Not much going on around here…It snows, it gets warm, it gets cold, it snows….never ending cycle. March 21 I’m waiting for you….
~~Grace my cat is sick. I don’t think she is going to be with us much longer.
~~I heard from my soldier. He has lovely handwriting. Wish “I” had that lovely of handwriting.
~~The girl and I are going to watch our DVR’d episode of The Walking Dead tonight. Seriously! Last weeks episode had the girl and on squealing and on the edge of our respective chairs the entire show.
Happy Monday y’all!
This past week flew by.
Went to my parents house yesterday. Had a blast!
I was looking at my mother’s hands. She has old hands. I asked her when she started getting the dreaded age spots. She said about 20 years ago….and I’m 20 years younger than her. Hello lotion, I’m your new best friend.
My dad went to Georgia for some training for work. He left yesterday. He texts like a typical man.
~~Hope you have a good flight daddy.
~~How was your flight?
♠ Rough flight. Squally kid beside me.
~~Sorry you had a bad flight.
♠ At least the kid fell asleep
♠ On shuttle to hotel
♠ They don’t have a room for me. Said I have to pay for the room.
Side bar….the room had already been reserved and paid for.
So, we women sat wondering why they couldn’t find his reservation, upset that he would have to pay for the room etc. Half an hour later I get this.
♠ They found me. I’m at the wrong hotel.
Dear Bayer Corporation in Germany, distributed by Glaxo Smith Kline,
$20 for one pill?!?!?!
Thuh-won-teeee dollars for one pill??????
Let’s see…either I purchase groceries and gas or medication. Help me decide Bayer corp/Glaxo Smith Kline.
My friend Deb posted her random Monday.
She suggested that we whine.
I generally don’t do that here on the Internets. The people at home get to hear it. I’m going to give them a break, so for your reading pleasure I’m gonna whine.
~~ Weather! It is cold, then it is warm, then it is cold, then it is warm, then it is cold, then it is rainy, then it is windy, then it is cold. Please! Make. Up. Your. Mind!
~~ Neighbor’s dog! My neighbor has a rottie. She is an affectionate dog, but she doesn’t listen. They also don’t have a collar or leash on her. So she runs wild when they let her out. Runs wild all over the space that Chloe does her business. Which in turn makes Chloe very upset. So upset that she has to sniff every. square. inch. of. grass. before she does her business. Which in turn makes me have to stand forever outside~ because I’m a good dog owner, have a collar and leash on Chloe at all times~in the weather (see above).
~~Speaking of dogs and their business…Superman doesn’t pick up Chloe’s business till there isn’t a spot for her to go on….argh
~~ Gas prices. Nuff said.
~~ The dishwasher. I tweeted about this before, but seriously people. There are 3 adults living in this house. Why does it seem like I’m the only one that knows how to load and unload the dishwasher? I KNOW that I have shown each one of you how to do so
~~ I tried to place a hold on a book at the library online last night. Seems as though my library card has expired. EXPIRED??? Why? why does a library card expire??? It just shouldn’t happen. Now I have to go all the way to the library, and renew my card. sigh.
Happy Monday Internet! I have so much to tell!!
~~ These past few weeks I have been rather forgetful. Then a friend mentioned last night that if you don’t take your synthroid regularly then you forget stuff. errrrr….alrightythen!
~~ Week before last I adopted a soldier through AAUSS. I received my soldier 3 days later. He is 20, and is on the front lines removing IED’s. I have been in contact with him every day. I love it! So, Friday I mailed out his first care packages, but forgot to put the town after FOB. Now I’m thinking he isn’t going to get my lovely care packages.
~~ I also forgot about several appointments I was supposed to go to last week, and to pay my water bill. Hello synthroid!!
~~ I have received all my stuff to do my taxes. Only I’m not going to do my taxes this year. I’m having a friend do them because this year I won’t be able to do the 1040A. grumble…grumble…grumble
~~ It has been beyond cold here in Ohio these last 2 weeks. Wind chills of -15º. I haven’t ventured out much, but when I have I re-decide then and there that I’ll never live in Alaska. Ever.
~~ Walking Dead…next Sunday….finally!!!
It is Monday….ugh….In other news I have some random stuff to share with you.
~~ My memory foam mattress is fabulous, but it likes to travel. It has slid about 3 inches from the top of the bed, and it hangs over about 2 inches on Superman’s side. CC isn’t happy. I have tried to move it, but it won’t budge. I refuse to totally unmake the bed just to scoot the marshmallow. So I guess it really isn’t all that big of a problem.
~~ I signed up to adopt a US soldier. I haven’t received one yet. Anyone else do this???
~~ I had a real boring week this past week and I’m racking my brain to think of something else to say. Nope…there is nothing.
Have a wonderful week y’all.
Oh wait. I just thought of something. I got a new mouse pad. It is pink and says “Hello Kitty” on it. I just knew that would be of interest to someone…
Liam Neeson is one of my all time favorite actors.
Most of the movies he has played in have had a profound affect on me.
Yesterday I saw the movie The Grey. Super movie btw.
Anyway the poem has just affected me in so many ways.
Once more into the fray,
Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.
Live and die on this day,
Live and die on this day.
Then last night Superman and I were talking about getting a will and what to put in it…who gets what…etc.
Then I thought of the poem. We live and die every day.
Are we living each day to the fullest? ’cause we’re dieing each day.
Then I got to thinking. What if the house burnt down. I’d have nothing to leave anyone… but memories.
What have I already left the people I know. What did I teach my children? What will they remember of me? What about friends and family…did I impact them in such a way that when they do remember me that I will be remembered fondly?
So today, once more “I” go into the fray…I live and die today.
I’m gonna make the most of today.
♥ I haven’t been sleeping well. I haven’t been for a good month or so. I really should be since we just got a memory foam topper for our bed two weeks ago. It is like sleeping on a marshmallow. I like marshmallows. The large ones, the small ones, and even the gigantor ones they had this past summer.
And marshmallow fluff.
The point Tanya??? Oh yes. The point.
The point is that I finally succumbed to the Advil PM and slept from 10pm to 11am. I ♥ Advil PM.
♥ The last 2 days have been in the 60′s here in Ohio. All the snow has melted. I can finally park my car where it is supposed to be instead of halfway out in the road because of all the piles of snow some sweet neighbor plowed right in front of my vehicle.
♥ I’ve been on an almond eating kick lately. I have decided that aside from pecans, almonds are my favorite.
♥ Finally my shows have come back from holiday hiatus. I have totally missed my Once Upon A Time, and The Good Wife. However, Downton Abby refuses to record for me. waaaaahhhhhhh
♥♥ Monday has rolled around once again and is haunting me like a bad hangover….not that I’ve had one, but still…Monday.
♥♥ Spent New Years day with the family. Opened Christmas gifties. Yarn! I got Yarn!!!
♥♥ My BFF got me a marble rolling pin. I have wanted one of those since forever.
♥♥ I found out that I have “golfers elbow” because you know I have played all of zero games of golf.
♥♥ Obama, Congress and Senate…thanks so much for this “fiscal cliff” deal you struck. Superman’s paycheck was only $120 short. I hope you all get sand flies up your ……nose.
♥♥ Superman is in trouble. I suggested that I tried to lose 30 pounds and he stated that would probably gain 60. I’m thinking a little bit of time in the dog house might be curative.
My friend Deb posted a Random Monday post and I started to comment on her blog that today was NOT Monday, but then I looked at the calendar and low and behold…today IS Monday. Holidays you have me totally messed up!
~~ Last week it was Christmas and therefore…GIFTIES!! You know how I love the gifties. Superman got me a laptop. That is why he is Superman. He gets me what I tell him to.
~~ The cold I had weeks and weeks ago has still left me with a cough. I don’t like the cough.
~~ I have always been one to do trixy gifts on Christmas. One year I got Superman a black powder rifle kit. I slid the actual kit out of the box, hid it under the couch, dumped rocks in the box and wrapped it. I’m in the running for Wife of the Year. So this year we had a friend come over. He refused to tell us what he wanted so the girl bought him some World of Warcraft boxers and I sewed lace to the waist band and leg holes. The girl also got him a pair of Hello Kitty slippers. Lesson learned. Next year he will tell us what he wants. muahahahaha
~~ I don’t like Windows 8. It is ridiculous.
~~ I need a mouse for my laptop. My fingers don’t move fast enough to work the mouse pad thingie on a laptop. It makes other people, SUPERMAN, laugh.
~~ The new year is tomorrow. I’m expecting good things. Namely I finally get a window for my car. The 10 inches of snow we have had in the last week has really done a number on the plastic covering the hole where a window is supposed to go.