The Grand Scheme of Things

I am going to Atlantic City tomorrow and I left a "honey-do" list for my man. I expect that when I come back I can start planning to plant my vegetables for the season. I bought the Better Homes and Gardens magazine which has a full spread of what veggies to grow when and how you can recycle the....

Okay enough of the Domestic Goddess, I am going to take enough Allergy medication so I do not sneeze, find myself a good Roulette table, have a 'free' cocktail and gamble. I am hoping that I make enough money to pay off any debt that I am not aware of yet, or that I have been purposely ignoring. If you are my boss and reading this, I am so joking ahAHHHAAHAHA!

We are leaving tomorrow morning, I will get up earlier than I do for work. I am hoping that I have a good time.

Everyone who reads this leave me a number to bet on, if I will I will donate the winnings to a Cancer society benefitting children.


5 bucks down the drain

Today I watched New Moon, which for those of you who have no idea about the epidemic of young teen girls wanting their necks sucked or older woman who are having teen dreams of a young Edward, it is the second movie made from a book in the Twilight series.

Now this movie was not as cheesy as the first, except for the part when the menacing werewolf comes out of the forest and it is growling, but looks like a large fake wolf that is on wheels. With a movie like Avatar having such spectacular effects, it makes me wonder why New Moon did not follow suit. Anyways, the young bella drifts around without Edward, he moves away after his crazy brother, who only utters 2 lines throughout the entire movie, tried to make a move on Bella after she endures a paper cut at her birthday party. I guess that the blood was too much to take, maybe he needs to eat a sandwich.
Bella, who is unable to move from the couch is mourning that Ed is gone, still looks thin as ever. She goes and does stupid things, which brings Edward the ghost to her side, to tell her to be a good girl and go home and eat a sandwich. She makes friend with a hot indian dude named Jacob, same guy from the first movie, but this time he has muscles so when looking at him and having lustful thoughts you dont feel as purvy as you did in the first movie. He helps her build a motorcycle and then he falls in love with her, turns into a wolf and blah blah. Bells then jumps off a cliff, thinking that she needs to see Eddie boy again, and she hits her head and is left for dead... Jacob the wolf of course rescues her, warms her up and makes her eat a sammich. Eddie's sister Alice is waiting for Bells at the house, cuz of course Alice can see the future and she thinks Bella is dead, Eddie finds out and wants to die. Bella then rescues him but not before promising to become a vamp within a certain length of time. Then they all go home and live happily ever after. Well, after Bella's dad yelled at her for leaving again. Then she had to choose between the pale vampire and the stinky dog smelling werewolf. She choose the pale vampire. I just think that she likes the fact that she can live forever and stay skinny and not have to make/eat sandwiches all of the time.

Okay, the cheesy times were when she was sleeping and would start screaming and her dad would have to come in and wake her up... if this has been going on for months at a time, dont you think as a father you should go get her some sleeping drugs that the kids on Elm Street used so they didn't dream of Freddy?

Oh well, can't wait till the next movie... or can I?


Spring has Sprung

As most of us in Northern Virginia, the time has come. The time to clean out our cars, because now that we can have our windows down, we dont want anything flying out of the car and assulting anyone. We start seeing people outside the house with other things than snow shovels in their hands. Everyone, and I mean everyone has a smile on their faces. On the way to the grocery store you see hundreds of cars outside of Home Depot, making the yearly bulb and soil trek. I by the way, am doing that next weekend. I am looking forward to this, but I do not think my nails are.

The spring cleaning around the house has also begun. I have some plans as to what I am cleaning before I am home for a few weeks on medical leave and I do not want to see a single dust bunny under the bed, tables or hanging out procreating with the spiders in the corner or on top of the cabinets.

I plan on putting everyone to work, doing something, while I read my latest novel and relax watching television harvesting my crops and eating bon bons, if such a life exists.


a Friday Funny, or an obituary...

A man, or maybe a mouse went for finger surgery today. He got there on time and the procedure went very well. He called me on his way back to work to let me know that while he was in the waiting room he was reading about a hospital in the area, where I will be giving birth to Elvis soon, and they had a special article on my type of 'birthing' process. He read this and exclaimed to me that "I will be up and back to work the next day". After he called me back, since I hung up on him, he said that after two weeks these women were running 2 miles. I was speechless and was thinking very fast on my feet this morning so I came back with, since you had surgery on your ring finger, you can wait till tomorrow and be able to put that wedding ring back on your finger right? He came back, "well I dont think I am going to get anything over this knuckle for a long time". Then I said, Well, looks like I wont be running two miles two weeks after surgery.


Why do the hospitals put this type of literature in their waiting rooms?



Thank god it is Monday. I had a weekend that seemed to go on forever and I was actually looking forward to going back to work this morning. I woke up to rain and a sore throat, the rain I knew was coming, the sore throat I attribute to screaming so much, or laughing so much this weekend. All in all it was great. Got home in time to order pizza do two loads of wash watch some television had a migraine start so I was in bed by 830 last night. But heck it was really 9:30 so there!

Time change, I didn't notice as much cuz I got so much sleep. I am sure that tonight I may feel the effects, we shall see.

Nothing else is happening in my life that is blog worthy.

37 more days before Elvis leaves the building.


Friends come in all shapes and sizes

I have been blogging since 2003. I started out with Livejournal, thinking that was the only blog world out there. A friend turned me on to that, and I was hooked. I then discovered Blogger and have 'lived' here ever since. I have found blogs of people with the same interests or not, and have read them over the years, thus their everyday life has become a part of mine. I have posted for giveaways, given them my advice, thanked them for their post of the day and also promoted their blog on mine.

Today I wanted to let you know of a giveaway that a friend is having for her birthday. For every comment that is left, she will add a gift to her present, which will go out to a random person who leaves a comment. It would also be great if you mentioned my blog when you are there. Such a great idea she has to share her birthday with someone else. I would have never thought of it, but then again being an only child I have learned that the world does indeed revolve around me!

Just a click here and you will be at her blog! Have fun!!!

Wordless Wednesday

I hope you find your tune today!


Today I am

curious about: What my son is going to do with his life.
thankful for: my family and friends and how they can put up with me at times amazes even me!
angry about:
questioning: My pay and wondering if a Master's is really going to help to achieve the amount of money I want.
excited about: Taking a summer Photography class.
happy that: It is almost summer. I love the snow and seasons but some hot sun wouold be lovely right now.
looking for: My golf glove
hurting for: Answers to all of my questions/
wishing: I could do one sport really really well, instead of 10 sports semi good. I do not like half assed attempts and sometimes it looks like that is what I am doing.
thinking about: What pictures that I want to take to my crop for scrapbooking
wondering: How much pain I am going to be in tonight.
wanting: A real relationship. Are they even out there anymore?
needing: A new hobby that doesn't require crap all over a room or the house.
frustrated that: I can't budget worth poop
enjoying: The sun that is outside right now
interested in: Learning more about Boston's culture in the turn of the century
learning about: Life, everyday it is something different.
hoping: That when I am 50 I look like i do today, minus a few pounds
anxious about: My surgery, but not too much stress yet. I'm just worried that I wont recover as fast as I want. I know I say I would love to lay around the house for days, but in reality I really want to work and do things around the house.
reading: Stephen King's Under the Dome and Lovely Bones
researching: my geneolgy
planning: My Green Cap celebration
laughing at: Myself for walking out of the house this morning without my laptop and badge for work.
looking forward to: Fridays, and Hopewell Pool Tournament

A name is just a name, so give me one...

April 21st is the date that I need the name for. I am giving birth.

Yep you heard me right, giving birth. If you do not get squemish read on

I am giving birth to my uterus. I need a name. Has to be a male's name, cuz no female could even fathom of the pain this uterus has put me through. I thought already of hermoinal but when I say it a few times it comes out like




I just dont think that is saying much of my womanhood if you know what I mean.

So leave me a name.
I have also been asked to see if I can bring it home in a jar...


Very productive weekend

I have been busy busy!
Friday I was able to get some stuff done around the house. I have been making a list of things that I want to get done before I give birth to my uterus, because if I am home and see the things that I wanted to clean, then I will be doing it then, and that is not allowed.

I got the stove clean, bought new kitchen towels and cloths. Table mats also, all green. a light green. I have cleaned the entire stove and am waiting for a good day to leave the windows open so I can do the oven. I also need to buy gloves for this.
Interesting post isn't it.

I am down to one fish in the tank. I have been debating on what to do with him. He is so lonely but I will not buy any more fish until this tank is cleaned out and all good to go. Is a sight to see.

I want to strip the banister and refinish it. There is about ten years worth of gunk on them and I would love to see the actual color of the banister.

I was looking at those tosy turvy plants and decided against it... I would have to put a hole in my deck to hang dowstairs and there isn't that much sun there, so I am going to make the full garden. Tomatos, cukes, Zuchinni and beans. I would like to do some peppers too but we aren't really the pepper eating fools we pretend that we are.

I was checking out new grills. I plan to be outside everyday and want to cook on the grill if at all possible. Meaning its going to be hot as hell and I am not turning on my oven or stove if I dont have to.

what else?


Tater Tot Thursday

I sneak on the rail, looking for my tater tots. I do not smell any so I
go closer to the door, I see that stupid cat who thinks that he can catch me and kill me. He does not know that I am Tater, the Terrorist, I kill you! I wonder at times, what he would do if I went Stealth Squrriel on him... we will have that for another week... so I still do not see my normal taters, I see omg peanuts, in a sheeellllll. Better than Jose on a stick!

I grab a peanut, and torment the cat, the dumb silly cat who will never catch me!


No matter how old your children are

You still care for them in ways that can be lethal. You feel the pain that they are going through even if you think that it is a bit dramatic.

You will never forget your first love and how much it hurt when they started ignoring you, already moving on to the next one.

You never forget the long time boyfriend who would do anything for you, yet you didn't feel the same, so you saw someone else and hurt your boyfriend in the process.

You never forget an episode where your trust is betrayed in a marriage and the emptiness you feel when there is no trust.

Hopefully we have learn from our mistakes as well as mistakes that others have included you on. I have met many a friend who complicated my life as well as their own with mistakes. Some of these have costed friendships. This is not something I choose to go through again. I am fourty years old, I choose my friends carefully becuase I do not want drama or mistakes. I understand that what I put myself into can deal the conflicts that will occur. If I want things to be perfect I would be living in a plastic bubble playing facebook games all day.

What do you say, to your 17 yr old son, who is experiencing the worst pain of his life? He thinks that there will never be another, or that the emptiness will never go away.

to be continued...

Another one by Brad Paisley

If I could write a letter to me
And send it back in time to myself at 17
First I'd prove it's me by saying look under your bed
There's a Skoal can and a Playboy no one else would know you hid
And then I'd say I know it's tough
When you break up after seven months
And yeah I know you really liked her and it just don't seem fair
All I can say is pain like that is fast and it's rare
And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
She wasn't right for you
And still you feel like there's a knife sticking out of your back
And you're wondering if you'll survive
You'll make it through this and you'll see
You're still around to write this letter to me

At the stop sign at Tomlinson and Eighth
Always stop completely don't just tap your breaks
And when you get a date with Bridgett make sure the tank is full
On second thought forget it that one turns out kinda cool
Each and every time you have a fight
Just assume you're wrong and dad is right
And you should really thank Mrs. Brinkman
She spent so much extra time
It's like she sees the diamo
It's like she sees the diamond underneath
And she's polishin' you 'til you shine

And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
Tonight's the bonfire rally
But you're staying home instead because if you fail Algebra
Mom and dad will kill you dead
Trust me you'll squeak by and get a C
And you're still around to write this letter to me
You've got so much up ahead
You'll make new friends
You should see your kids and wife
And I'd end by saying have no fear
These are nowhere near the best years of your life
I guess I'll see you in the mirror
When you're a grown man
P.S. go hug Aunt Rita every chance you can

And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
I wish you'd study Spanish
I wish you'd take a typing class
I wish you wouldn't worry, let it be
I'd say have a little faith and you'll see
If I could write a letter to me
To me

For my friends

Taylor Swift

You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try to stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
You know I haven't seen you around, before

Cause when you're fifteen and
Somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen feeling like
There's nothing to figure out
Well count to ten, take it in, this is life before you know
Who you're gonna be
At fifteen

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be out of here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date
And he's got a car and you're feeling like flying
And your mama's waiting up and you're thinkin' he's the one
And you're dancing round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

Cause when you're fifteen and
Somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
When you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin around but
In your life you'll do things greater than
Dating the boy on the football team
but I didn't know it at fifteen

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
Who changed his mind
And we both cried

Cause when you're fifteen and
Somebody tells you they love you you're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be, at fifteen