The King has gotten another job!

Not sure if anyone even reads here any more, but I want to keep this active since I do not have time to scrap book anymore and he will never let me take his picture. I have no idea where he gets this from *blink blink*.

He quit his job at Shoppers and within a week had another job. At the Spirit Halloween store here in the area. Its pretty cool and he is having a good time, right now they are painting and unloading boxes. He has been working lots of hours and I sure hope he is not dissapointed once again when he sees his paycheck. I cannot believe that people can be out there making it on hourly wage. There is no way you can support yourself let alone a fmaily with it.

All of my hard work has paid off

Well it was an amazing day. The morning started off a bit humid and it seems like the clouds were going to release some rain at any moment. I said many prayers and I was a bit doubtful that they were going to be answered. I got to the Moose and started setting everything up, we must have rearranged the baskets a million times since a few baskets came at the last minute and we needed to make room for them. the set up was complete and everyone was helping at the last minute. Once it got underway there was tons of food, huge hotdogs, and plenty of great songs. I was manning the booth for the tickets and they were going fast, I thought that I might have to go get more tickets but that was not the case. A friend of mine spent two days putting flyers on cars before the event and it was quiet funny because each time he did, it would rain. He even said if only one person came then he was happy. The one person who came was Mark Sickles, and he was a great guy, introduced himself and stayed for lunch. The day seemed to go by so fast and at the end I was exhausted! So many people came out and helped and let me tell you, if you have good raffles baskets people will spend money! I am hoping that people don't think that they were rigged cuz all of my friends won baskets. it was funny, like we were keeping it in the family. LOL. After all of the fun and the sun set, the sky opened up and rained huge drops all over.

When the picnic was over and we were cleaning up, I noticed a huge Monarch butterfly near the DJ, and it was dancing around, fluttering its wings so someone would notice it was there. I looked for Brian or Jo, so that they could see also. It stayed for a minute or so, then it had to go. Grams had a special love for butterflies, and I believe she also came to visit.

Now I am resting on the couch catching up on my reading, writing thank you notes, and looking over my school work... nah I'm not busy LOL


Age old procrastination

Oh how do I love my house. The same house that as of right now, I have things piled everywhere. I have to be careful right now or it really is going to send me over the edge. I used to take medication for this. When I would get stressed out over the mess, I would throw EVERYTHING away. I'm serious. I do not have any remnants of Bryant's childhood, pictures, special art work or clothing. I have things now from his childhood only because my mother finally deemed it safe to give it to me. Everything in the house has a place for it and the place never moves and when I have extra stuff in the house with no place to put it.. I start going cookoo. BRB my black sheep I just adopted baa'ed. (*ADOLAB) Since the baskets that I am doing do not have a place in the house, and have been on my kitchen counter, I had to find a safe place for them before the structural integrity of the basket became a problem from when I would seend it flying through the air. That safe place is in my laundry closet. The doors are closed, so I cannot see them, but I know that they are in there, creating havoc for the next time I do laundry... I dont think that I will open them until friday... good idea.

Remember when I said that I over obligated myself by agreeing to do everything? Well I finally finished the Queen can that I did for a friend. That is also in the closet. I cannot look at it. I think that is why I sit in front of the computer, so I cannot see it, but the entire time, I am shaking my legs and I am getting a hot sweat. Gawd I am crazy! I am just waiting for my strawberries to harvest so I can make some money on my farm.

So let me go clean now...

*Attention Defict Oh Look A Bunny

Things on my mind

While everyone is getting ready for school and going on last minute vacations I am here, planning out my picnic, and making sure everything is perfect. I have printed out everything that needs to be printed out. I am going to have an information table with donation forms on it, pamphlets on self breast exams, and also some tidbits about where the money is going that I am raising. I just thought of that while I was typing this out. Go ME!
I think that I have enough of everything for the picnic, I am sure that I will well exceed what I need to raise for my walk. Since this was the first time that I have done a fundraiser of this magnitude, I am writing everything down so that I don't forget for next year.
Bryant has gotten an awesome job now, he is working at one of the local spirit stores that they open up for the Halloween season. He is of course a teenager boy. One who likes to go around the house, or the moose and scare already old people into another inch of their grave. I fear for one lady, Dot, who cooks at the Lodge, she is the bestest person ever, and Bryant will just torment her and scare her, adn I tell him one of these days you are going to give her a heart attack. Dot just hits him over the head with a pizza pan and sends him on his way. who knows I might be adding a few extra months to her life. He likes to tip toe around the house and then just say "HEY" really loud and whatever I was working on is now all over the floor while I am trying to pry myself off of the ceiling. Now I doubt that he will be able to do that to the customers at the store, but can you imagine the discipline and hindsight he is going to need in order NOT to scare people half out of their minds? That in itself is great. He will also, I am sure, bring home masks and try to scare the bejesus out of me or anyone for that matter. I can see him outfitted like Jason (Friday the 13th) with a chainsaw walking through the parking lot of the moose, just to see the reaction he gets from people. He is like that. I am glad I raised an annoying little shit who likes to be the funniest person in the crowd. This is good though, that he is so outgowing, since I was so quiet as a child.

I am hoping to get a discount at the store. I need a new coffin for the front yard.


This is something great for a Monday morning

Random Thoughts From People Our Age-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.-

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger andsuddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it

.-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actuallybecomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it

.-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,and you can wear them forever.

- I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

- Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspringwould probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything else productive for the rest of the day

.-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of peoplewatching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times andgoes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then notseeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their carkeys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on theDonkey

- but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday orSaturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.


I have once again over obligated myself

I have this really bad habit of saying, "Sure, I don't mind doing that". Of course what I fail to realize is that I am not super woman, and I do only have 24 hours in one day just like every one else. There is no reason for me to "one up" everyone else or prove that I can do everything on my list for the nest week:

1. Cook my magnificent stuffed shells for the Moose dinner Monday night, of course we just cant serve store bought shells and no I am not giving anyone my reciepe so, "Sure, I can cook the shells that night."

2. Have to pack for a trip to Williamsburg this weekend coming up. I have to figure out what I am going to wear if it is armpit sweat hot, or if it is just going to be breezy hot. I have golf shirts that do not have sleeves, but I only wear those for those "right before I think I am going to pass out from the heat." No woman with my arm flab (third boob) should wear sleeveless shirts. But there is a point. I have to do wash, buy some more conditioner, pack my curling iron since my new haircut requires me to actually stand in front of the mirror for more than 5 minutes and curl my hair. Some of you may have seen me wearing makeup now, since why am I going to stand in front of the mirror and not do anything. After staring in the mirror I have noticed that I really REALLY need to tweeze. I also need to pack my share of snacks for the trip since we all share. I have to get some vodka, since we can never go golfing without vodka... and ice cold miller lite. Swoons!!

3. Need to go play a round of golf so I do not completely suck this weekend. I just need to work on my chipping and putting. I hate three putting. I hate golf, I just do it for the beer.

4. Need to clean the house, I am starting to think that my son is going to send a video of my house to the tv show "Hourders" or whatever it is called. Its not that bad, but all the extra paperwork on my desk concludes a pack rat.

5. Need to start organizing my baskets for the Breast Cancer picnic I am having the 29th of August. I have started a list for that finally today, and I can breath a tiny bit!

6. I have to be at the Moose Monday night to sell my shells, and then wedensday night for a moose meeting.

It has been buttsweat hot here today and yesterday. Thank god no one wears linen that I know. Once in San Diego we were on a bowling league with this guy named Vern, and yes he had butt sweat among other things festering around his butt. We never wanted to look but when he is standing there getting ready to bowl, you can only see.. well.. see butt. This was a weekly thing. And of course we just had to well, ya know... look.

Fun news, last night in pool league I shot once again 8 ball on the break. Yipee me I rock! Of course I couldn't win any other game, I was just so exhausted, came home early and crashed hard. Until my son woke me up talking on the WOW at 6:30 in the morning. I guess it was another raid. I have no idea what he is talking about but I just nod my head so he keeps talking and doesn't have to answer questions from his mother who knows nothing of WOW. Umm bring me some Madded 10 and I am all over it.

That may not seem like a lot and it sure does look better when it is on paper. I just want it all done NOW! At least the tweezing part. I can tell when my mind is going all over the place, and this is one of those times. I need coffee and 20 more hours in today.



Its so hot in here!

What happened to the nice calm summer weather that we have been having? Well, hate to break it to you but it is gone and the dog days of summer are here. You will find me laying on my kitchen floor licking ice cubes. And in case you forget next month how hot it really was, your utility bill will remind you plenty. I need to start collecting cans now, while I am walking in the dark in my house!

Update on the cats if you are interested. They are finally sleeping at night, instead of tearing apart the house. They are becoming less clumsy, so when Calvin jumps on top of my tv in the middle of the night, nothing comes crashing down. They have a schedule, They sleep most of the night, up at 5am, eat and poop. Then when I get up at 630 one of them hops in the bed to make sure that I am awake. I think that they are realizing that when the alarm goes off that means that the human comes downstairs, makes coffee and gives us wet food LOL.

Then they play like holy terrors until about 1030, then they go and take a nap for a few hours. I have learned not to wake them up and tell them how cute they are when they are sleeping, cuz then they think it is time to go and play with the human. After their morning nap, it is time for acrobatics, from one couch to the other, they jump, then they hunt for the mouseys in the house, and plop them at my feet so I play with them. We play for awhile, then more poop and eating ensues. Then they chill out on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. Interesting huh? They are getting big, Tao still thinks that she can nurse on Calvin, and I try to get her to stop doing that. But he gets so mad at her and he will push her away time and time again. Here is a picture!


I have been playing golf this summer as I do every summer. Usually I thought of it as a chore, something to do because everyone else was doing it, or so I could spend time with Brian. This summer is different. I am doing it for myself. I love being outside, and the friends that I have golfing are nice to be around. When we all drove down to Chenvalee I actually kept score and Saturday was the best golf I have ever shot consistently. I shot a 117. Yea, I know that is not good for everyone but for me that was awesome. It's a starting point. One thing I like about spports is that there is always a finish line that is easy to find. I dont have to struggle for days to complete something and I feel so accomplished when it is finshed. I feel that even though I didn't come in first or second, I was outside, relaxing, spending time with friends so that in itself is a hurdle that I have overcome. I have a few more golf tournaments, so I am hoping to do even better. I will keep you posted!
I did absolutely nothing, but I know when I am finished writing this it will amount to more than I thought.

I went out last night, drinking and playing pool it was a blast and we had fun. I got a ride home, and went right to sleep, well that was after I started drunk typing friends LOL. Got up this morning with a massive headache, took some advil crashed for another hour and then went to work. It was steady today so I am glad it was keeping me busy. Traffic getting down there was a mess and I was upset that I was stuck in it. Drove home in traffic also, stopped at bloom and got food for the next couple of days, then proceeded home, only to get stuck on Beulah and telegraph, waiting for the president to come out of Ft Belvior from his golfing expedition. This has happened more than once, and I am all for promoting exercise and fitness and being outside in the extreme heat, but come on, do it on someone elses dime. Went home immediately put on jammies, took a nap, made the best sammich and cleaned the house, watched tv and typing here. Gosh this is a boring post, I should go...