Monday, October 27, 2008

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

What is the greatest value that guides your life? I think honesty. I have realized that if you can't be honest with yourself and other people, you really have nothing.

Fill in the blank: If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be certainly not me! I'd love to be like Paris Hilton for a day. Just because. LOL

What is one item in your house that you should really throw out but probably never will? Oh geez, I've moved 3 times in the past year and 1/2 - I've tossed just about all. Well. OK. FINE. I kept the size 4 Eddie Bauer jeans. Just because I fit in them once. I know I'll never wear them again, but they're nice to look at and say - I wore those. Once. ROFL

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

Friday Fill-Ins
Fun stuff, play along!!

1. Right now, I'm feeling like I'm in a good place in my life. Life is good :).
2. BUT... Home (Boston)for a visit is where I want to be.
3. How does one make a budget and stick with it, I really need to learn!?
4. My 12 year old keeps me on track.
5. Please don't ever underestimate me. Or fuck with my kid - I will annihilate you.
6. My son (my goodness there's a trend here?), the sound of a baby with a good belly laugh or helping someone that needs it fills me with joy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing after my massage (!), tomorrow my plans include Orange Ice game and celebrating Josh's birthday and Sunday, I want to unpack some more!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


My back is killing me, my house is an absolute MESS, I have no clue where half my stuff is, but it's still a strong back, the house is MINE and the stuff will be found in time. :) I'm in. Closing was Friday at 4, and after they handed me a bazillion keys I started moving stuff in. Only a couple of scratches in the walls and those are easily touched up. Believe it or not - nothing got broken. Nothing (I think) was left behind except my shovel and some trash at the curb. :) One shower curtain rod is up, the other needs to be drilled in - I'm not brave enough. LOL I have TV, internet and heat. What more could a girl want? Oh. Pictures. Once you can see the floor. LOL
Funny story - my friends hubby tried to hook up the water line for the fridge with the fancy copper line they recommend (and so that is what I bought). Kept leaking. So fine, I go out, buy the cheap plastic line and figure - I can do this, it's easy enough, right? Wrong. I couldn't figure it out. So my in-2-days-12 year old says "Mom, get out of the way and let me do it". And he does. No leaks. We have ice. We have water. And NO leaks. I'm so impressed with him I could just shit. My kid. :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ahhhhhhhhh Sunday

Who KNEW that when you bought a gas range that they didn't give you the line to hook it up to the gas line? Who KNEW that when you bought a fridge they didn't give you the line to hook it up to the water line? Who KNEW that when you bought a dishwasher that they didn't give you the line to hook that up to the water either??? All of these things I have discovered in the past 24 hours. Such excitement! :)
I haven't had a shower since Friday, can't find my deodorant and went to install the shower curtain rod last night and realized that at that time, power tools probably weren't such a good idea. LOL
I'm moved in, the place is a mess, I'm still getting stuff out of the old house, and life is good :)

Will post pictures later.

Oh, and the Red Sox won. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!!! (And thank goodness, I fell asleep at the top of the 7th and was afraid I'd missed something, but it was 4-2 when I zonked)...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Short one...

Just a few words :)




4:00 Friday.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tales from the crypt...:

Or court...

Call 1:
Me: Blahblah Court.
Guy #1: yeah. I got any warrants?
Me: Not that I can see.

Call 2
Me: BlahBlah court
Guy #2: Yeah. I got a notice in the mail.
Me: What does it say?
Guy: my license is suspended?
Me: Yeah, that's because you got a ticket and never paid it.
Guy: I didn't have the money and wasn't sure what to do with it. So now my license is suspended?
Me: Yeah.
Guy: I have to pay now to get it back?
Me: That is correct.
Guy: No wonder why the Michigan economy is so fucked up.
Me: Click.

Call 3
Guy #3: Yeah. I got any warrants?

Call 4
Girl #1: Yeah. I got any warrants?

See how my day goes? First off.. if you have a warrant? YOU FUCKING KNOW IT. Don't keep calling me to ask if you have one to see how much trouble you and your yahoo friends can get into without getting arrested.

Second. If you get a ticket - PAY IT. Then you won't be bitching at me 4 months later because your license is suspended for NOT PAYING YOUR TICKET. If you can't pay it - call the court and tell them that. They will work with you - if you COMMUNICATE with them!!

Stupid people.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Old Manic Monday

There wasn't a new one up, so I went back and found one I never did. :)
Click here if you want to play along!

Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Owning my own home again. And I'm moving in next weekend! It's not the cute cottage with lots of charm and built-ins that I've dreamed of having, but it is a brand new home that I've busted my ass to get. So I'll appreciate it, and love it, and someday I'll have that cute little cottage. :)

If you could make any fictional character come to life, which one would it be? Superman. I think that everyone needs some kind of hero to look up to, and to give them hope. Why not Superman?

If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be and how long would it take you to spend the $10,000? Oh this one is easy. Pottery Barn. Under an hour. ROFLMAO

Name three things you wanted as a child but never got.
Pogo Stick
One less brother or sister
My parents to get along

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A lot can change in a year....

It's going to be almost 80 today. Of course this is NOT the weekend that I'm moving, so probably next weekend? It'll snow. This is, after all, Michigan.
After a nightmare two weeks, I got bank approval this week for my mortgage and it's at MSHDA/RD for final OK (but they generally go with whatever the bank underwriter says). So barring any complete and utter disasters, I should be a homeowner next week. Woot! Woot! Now I really have to get to packing. LOL
I had a blog before this one, called "What a long strange trip it's been"... and I went back and looked at the posts I had. Amazing how much can change in a year. A friend of mine said that once to me and it makes me stop a lot and think about how much really has changed in the past year.

2007 A year ago I was scraping up pieces of a devastated 10 year old off the ground after the fuckwit decided that because he was mad at me (not 100% sure why, I think it's because I called the filthy whore a filthy whore?) - he wouldn't talk to my son. Ever again. He was the only real father figure that my son ever had. And he was well aware of that when he made the conscious decision to fuck with his head. And he's a parent. My thoughts are that he should never have any kind of custody/visitation and should be fixed. Permanently. But I digress.

2006 A year before that, I was living in a million dollar home on a gorgeous lake, with a boyfriend that I thought loved me, an adopted family (his) that I thought loved me, and fighting for custody of a cute boy who's mother was a nutjob. We were talking about getting married when the nightmare of the custody battle was over.

2005 A year before that I had just "officially" moved in with this guy that I was absolutely nuts about, and we (my son and I) were adjusting to having another person around on a full time basis. I turned 40. And got coupons for my birthday (don't even get me started). No party with my friends. No present. Coupons. That I was never able to cash in. (Looking back, I should have known then... LOL)

2004 A year before that. I was living in Michigan, working part time, going back to school. Life was good. I was enjoying being a part time stay at home mom. Having fun hanging with my friends, and making a new life for us. Josh was doing good in school, making friends. His teacher was a pain in the ass, but she wanted all perfect kids and she was definitely not going to get that with him. LOL No drama.

2003 A year before that. I was still living in MA. Had been laid off from my job in July and was heading towards losing my house because I couldn't make the payments. I didn't want to go back to work in the city and have my 6 year old be the first dropped off/last picked up at daycare again. I knew that there had to be a better way. What I told my friends and family was that they would (hopefully) always be there, but my son wouldn't always be six. I was moving to Michigan after I sold my house because the cost of living was so much less, I could work part time and give my son the mother that he desperately needed.

I could go on. But it's true. You never know what can happen in a year. I went from living with a millionaire, not having to worry about money and seeing life through rose colored glasses to realizing that no amount of money can't make an asshole NOT be an asshole. Selling my stuff on Ebay to pay the bills. Turning in change for gas money. And being so much happier. My son is doing well - he still desperately needs a male role model, but I think he's got some friends with great fathers that can help fill that role. I will never stay in a mediocre relationship for the wrong reasons ever again (and no - the money was never one of those reasons).
I'm working full time for the first time in over 5 years. My son is almost 12 and doesn't need me as much, but he still needs me. I am back in the driver's seat and loving the ride!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Got the news....

The second bank approved me!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Thank goodness. I had to do the new home walk-through tonight, and it all worked, looked all nice and clean and had that "new carpet" smell. I think because of all the shit of the past 2 weeks they may let me move in before I close, too - they're going to push it all through as soon as they can, but just in case it can't be done by Friday I'm going to ask.

And John Denny from Wells Fargo? He's a liar liar pants on fire. The man seriously LIED to me on the phone and I caught him. Asshole.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday fun :)

What is one thing you admire about each of your parents? My mother's ability to fight back against the nasty cancer that took her life. She maintained her dignity up until the end. She was a fighter, and I get my "spunk" from her. :) Ahhhhhh George. My father. What do I admire about him. His never-ending way of thinking that someone is out to screw someone else? Maybe his cheery and positive attitude. :) Yeah. yeah. That's it. No - his ability to SING. He's got a great voice. That he passed on to none of us. LOL

Which parts of your home do you like best?
Well, if I find out today that I HAVE a home - that will be the best part ever. If I get the financing and can move into the house I had built - the kitchen/living room is my favorite part. It's all open.

Which would you prefer and why? To have every stoplight turn green upon your arrival for the rest of your life or to have one week of the best sex any person ever had?

Seriously? SERIOUSLY??? I haven't had sex in a year. I'll take red lights for the rest of my life. ROFL

Friday, October 3, 2008

Need happy thoughts...

So the house is done. And Wells Fargo - who gave the developer the OK to go ahead and build the house, me to put the land into my name, etc. etc. etc. decided last week that they're not so sure they they want to give me a mortgage. I'm supposed to close WEDNESDAY. And move on SATURDAY (the 11th). The house I'm renting is going to be re-rented as of the 15th.
So Wells passed my file off to another bank, and I'm waiting for the underwriters to get back to me. If they say no, I'm screwed. Wells still claims that "they're working on it" - but I think they're dragging their feet hoping that the other bank will pick it up.
Seriously? This is just bullshit. What a week. And sleep? What's that?

Friday Fill-Ins

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1. October is a great month. I was born in it, as was my son!
2. This mortgage bullshit scares me!
3. Leaves are falling all around, it's pretty, slippery when wet, nice colors - but not like New England.
4. My favorite horror movie is Evil Dead III because it's funny as shit.
5. Cape Cod = good memories.
6. It was a dark and stormy night No no no... it was raining like heck No no no... How about? The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleep, tomorrow my plans include making a pot roast and Sunday, I want to do something fun!!