Found these wine charms.
Just wondering what you think.
Let me know....
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The holidays are not my favorite. My mind doesn't stop spinning. I get caught in a hurricane of emotions, of questions, of "what ifs".
I don't know why it happens, but I'm sure it has something to do with the "down" time over this time. No work, no school, time to think, wonder, and (literally) drive myself crazy with thoughts.
This pic is my Kitty. I call her my "old lady". She's 10, about 6-lbs, and can make a 75-lb retreiver kneal.
She is laying here with me, snoozing. But occasionally snuggles up and gives me kisses.
Animals are great. They give unconditional love. They listen,. They snuggle. They care. They are true, real, genuine.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Stressed. When it doesn't require manual labor, breaking a sweat, or breaking a nail.... people offer to help. I know because today I was it (and far from impressed to be honest).
I has to move boxes, empty file cabinets, fill boxes, move them to storage, restructure the files for 2012... before doing my regular job.
Three guys in my department - no one offered to help move anything. Three other females in our depth - none offered to help.
My back is sore and Im sure it'll hurt tomorrow!
Not a good day. So not happy with the "working together" theory.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
I cannot believe 2011 is just a week from being over. Wow... time went by so fast.
I don't care if we eat dinner tonight... we have been eating for 2 days... enough is enough.
I go back to work tomorrow... although I haven't gotten out of my pajamas at all today... it's been comfy.
We did not have a white Christmas... in fact, it was green and in the 40's. Yeah, well, that's life.
The good thing is that I got to work on my blogs...
Hope everyone had a great holiday.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I bought him an electric griddle because he loves to cook... and I am happy. He loves to fix night breakfasts and make desserts, so I will give him the tools.
I also got him a new digital camera (his previous ones have been my hand-me-downs). He has been playing with all the features.
He didn't get much,but he appreciates what he did get. He has showed everyone and has thanked me many times. Appreciation means more than anything for something like this.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Finished my shopping today.
I am sensing some jealousy over gifts this year. My child is impatient and kinda nosey. Oh well. I have had to take precautionary measures. Two of which have caused a little tension. Oh well, suck it up. Not everyone gets everything they want. And sometimes patience is a virtue. Just try to explain that to a 14 year old boy at Christmas!
It is gonna be a long day & a half till Christmas!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Except tonight. I laid down on the bed, TV on, phone in hand. Enter my cat... stage right. He crawls up under my arm and lays across my chest, tucked into my neck, under my chin. Kinda like a 36" nose to tail furry mink still, that purrs. I sure can't see the TV through him... nor can I operate my phone with him laying here. So I am at his mercy. He the tilts his head upward, against my face, staring at me upside down, and purring. Awwwww.
Okay, guess I will relax... but only for a little bit.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Yes, today is the day I started shopping.
Have I mentioned how not into Christmas I am?
I guess, I don't mind it, but its so commercial. Its no longer about family... its about shopping.
I love the older Christmas music... provided they wait until the first week in December to start it... not before Thanksgiving!!!
My mom calls me Grinch. Oh well.... WHATEVER!!!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Ok, laying here watching TV.
I hear a strange noise... no clue... not familiar... but very strange... I turn around and see our old lady (she's almost 11), sitting on her fleece blanket, with her long legs stretched, as she was chewing on her toe nails. CHEWING ON HER TOE NAILS?!?!?!
WHATS UP WITH THAT?
But them again, she is the "dainty" 5# horse that tears through the house, draws blood from her brothers, thinks she needs to eat every three hours, and suffers with allergies along side me.
Anyway... chewing her nails? Not sure if it's actually chewing or just cleaning...
One of our kittens chew on his. Literally, he lays there and chews them off... in my bed... you can hear the crunching.
Okay, so what is up with cats????
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I had a mtg at school to help my son with his learning teams. We discussed his cyber-bullying (the offender got in trouble, lost computer privileges and other stuff).
Then, we discussed the eating habits and body image. Oh lord, that was a tough one! Gramma feeds and buys all the comfort food and then complains about his weight.
Its a long, involved story and battle we have been fighting.
I think we addressed it. I'm not the enemy... we can do it. I love my son and want to see him succeed!!
I definitely need to go yo bed. I'm exhausted!
I am channel-surfing, which is what happens after Law & Order SVU ends on Tuesday. If there is nothing between here and there, I end up at What Not To Wear. I enjoy this show, but it's people like me who can find more in common than anyone would think.
I work a decent job , but my clothes suck! I would love to be able to dress nice... too bad my money goes to bills and my son... not clothes... or anything for myself!
1. What is your favorite word? CONUNDRUM and SNARFY
2. What is your least favorite word? Uhhhhhhh
3. What turns you on? A fabulous deep-voiced accent
4. What turns you off? People who just think they are "all that" and aren't
5. What sound do you love? Rain and Thunder
6. What sound do you hate? The dentist drill
7. What is your favorite curse word? "FOOPY POOPY" (*better than saying the real word that begins with an F - when I get really upset!)
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Artist
9. What profession would you not like to do? Dentist
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Hey, thanks for coming, but ya know, you aren't scheduled for another 40 years or so.
Monday, December 12, 2011
MAMA KAT'S WRITING PROMPT...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Flipping thru the channels. Came upon Rudolph, the classic. Burl Ives singing the song.
Have to watch. Love the memories.
Lost my day in '93. We had an album of Burl Ives. My dad was a dead ringer for him. Looked like his twin.
I hear Burl Ives sing... and think about my dad and our memories.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I am going back for my bachelors degree and we rely on others. We have a final due.
Last week everyone was all in.
Today I find you dropped out.
Helloooo. Information we need.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
Why... do you feel you need to eat breakfast at 4 o'clock in the morning?
Why... do you need to drink out of the bathroom sink, when you have a water dish?
Why... do you assume that if anything is laying still, it belongs to you?
Why... are all empty boxes considered yours?
Why... do you insist on teasing the fish?
Why... do you think that you are obligated to get some of any can of tuna that is opened?
Why... do you feel you need to sleep in the middle of the king size bed, under the pillows?
Why... do you need to be in the bathroom when someone is in there?