Thursday, December 31, 2009


Ahhhhhhhh 2009. Glad to see you go. It's been a heck of a year. Busy, but in a good way, I suppose. Re-reading my 2008 post was interesting, but there wasn't anything really profound in it all. I still miss my family (including my aunt). I didn't go home for Christmas this year, for numerous reasons - financial included, but I also wanted to save the vacation time in case I need to take any off for friends in need..

This should be a big year. If all goes well, a year from now I should finally have my bachelor's degree. Yay!!

It's been 6 years since I moved to Michigan. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and maybe being there for my friend Kim is the reason that I moved here. Who knows....

I think maybe I'm finally ready to get into another relationship. We'll see if I can find a willing partner in crime, though. LOL There has to be a guy out there that wants an over 40 single mom with a mind of her own, doesn't there? LOL That can stand on his own two feet, supported by a strong spine and an equally strong will?

I wish everyone a happy, HEALTHY 2010!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all.......


And to all a good night :)

Hope Santa is good to everyone!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm alive :)

I've been so busy crazy, or is that crazy busy? Between trying to finish up the semester at school, Christmas shopping, work, etc. I have barely had time to do anything except work, school, sleep. Arrgh. I'm looking forward to a couple of weeks "off" before the next semester starts.

But what's been happening.. hmmmm lots.

After the first of the year, I'm being transferred to another courthouse. Which could be looked at one of two ways. Either it's Siberia, or the country club. I looked at it as a punishment, until I was told that I am the one that my boss can trust to go out there and run the office with no supervision. so I guess that's good. But it's going to add 20 min. to my commute in the morning, and that's not good. I'm going to be away from all my work buddies, so that's not good. Ugh. So I'm going - but I'm not thrilled about it but I will make the best of it.

Kim starts chemo this week. I've gotten 15 or so of her friends together and tomorrow we're going to have a surprise brunch with her. She has no clue what's going on, and it makes her nuts. I love it. LOL I just wanted to do something so she can relax and chill for a couple of hours and not think about everything that's going on.

I ordered Christmas cards. And did something different. I put a quote on them along with pictures of the boy that I usually include. The quote is "Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." I must be getting soft in my old age. lol

I got a new computer for Christmas. Which means the boy got my old one for Christmas. No longer a need to fight for time on it. He is beyond geeked about it. And really, when the boxes arrived, there was no hiding what it was. Seriously - they put pictures of what it is on the outside of the box. So I get a call at work, asking if he can open one present early because there's really no point in wrapping it. LOL So he got one present early. The rest of the boxes are hidden away... muahahahahahaaaaaa

I went out with one of my girlfriends last night. Was overserved. Why is it when you party like a rockstar at night, you feel like trailer trash in the morning? LOL
I kissed a boy with dimples. Oh dimples and a goatee are a deadly combination for me. They just kill me. But it was a peck, nothing more. He's married - not sure what's going on there, but I avoided any kind of trouble and just went home.

A Christmas miracle has happened. The FFW has finally been tossed on her ass. Or at least moved out of the house - I really can't picture choosing to move less than a month before Christmas, so I'm going to go with tossed out on her ass. I don't know the story, nor do I really care. But there is justice in this world and it comes in many forms. Yippeeeeeeeeee!!

The best one had embedding disabled, but enjoy the song and listen to the message..

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 7, 2009


I'm just so mad right now, I can't even begin...

One of my best friends throughout high school and for years afterward was Ed. He's my son's godfather, and while we've lost touch in the past few years, I still consider him a great friend. I know his whole family, have for most of my life.

I get this message on FACEBOOK today from his wife (who has always had an issue with our friendship, and I think has something to do with why we've lost touch)...

Hey Kath, this is Donna. Unfortunately I'm writing to you with some bad news. Ed's mother passed away on Saturday, December 5th. She was sick since about August and at the end it was a true blessing, she had cancer and is now out of all that pain that she was in. We just wanted to let you know.

SERIOUSLY? Are you FUCKING kidding me?? you send someone a message like that on FUCKING FACEBOOK??????

Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Tis the season, right?

We've gotten our first snow. People have shown how retarded they can be when it's the first snow on the ground. Hopefully we've gotten that all out of the way, right? Right? Jesus, I hope so!

Kim went for her PET scan this week, not sure when the results will be in, but I didn't know that her PEE would be radioactive for a couple of weeks. WHO KNEW?!?!? I'm trying to think of how we can use that. Maybe go into a bank with a cup full and say "I'LL NUKE YOU WITH THIS PEE Unless you hand over $20,000"!?!? There's got to be something we can do with it. Anybody have a geiger counter I can borrow? Just the fact that it'll go off around her makes me silly.

We put up our tree last night. Went to Home Depot, got a wreath and a tree, put UP the tree, decorated the tree, and then I stepped outside for a quick smoke (yeah, yeah, I know). And I'm standing out there, looking at the house thinking that it looks really pretty, we've got the lights in each window, there is snow on the ground and holyshit is that the tree tipping over? Maybe I should go grab my camera and take a picture, it looks so nice - wait a minute. Did the freaking TREE really just fall over??? Whoops. Ok, I'll go back in. Yup. Water from the stand all over the floor. Ornaments spread out all over. And the boy, sitting in the middle of it all - telling me, "I couldn't lift it, it's too heavy". OH - so you figured you'd go back to watching "I CARLY"?????? He got up quickly and helped clean it up. It's leaning up against the wall now. LOL

Happy Sunday - will post pictures later of the loveliness.

Off to the crap, crap and more crap lovely craft fair down the street. :) Who knows, maybe I'll find more dip.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giving thanks....

Ok, a bit late. But it's never too late to give thanks, right?

I'm thankful for my family. I miss (most of) them like hell, but they also understood why I was moving to Michigan - that my son was more important than anything else, and giving him a better life was the key.

I'm thankful for the opportunities that I've been given here. I live in a brand new house in a brand new neighborhood with a ton of kids. I can let my son run around until 9:00 at night, and plastic guns to the face aside - know that he's safe and I don't need to worry about him.

I'm thankful I have a job. It may not be my ideal job, with ideal people, but it's a job. I have the ability to rise above the petty bullshit that I have to deal with and go in and do my job. I also have opportunities to leave that job, and I'll be thankful if one of them works out :) But if not, I still have a job, unlike so many people right now - and for that, I'm thankful and appreciate what I have.

I'm thankful for my friends. Near AND far. They have proven to be a source of support that is immeasurable. It really is true that friends are the family you choose for yourself.

I'm thankful for the miracles of modern medicine. Kim faces a tough road ahead, but she too has the support of many. More than I could ever gather together, that's for sure! Her cancer was caught early, and her prognosis is excellent. Fingers crossed for good results of her PET scan next week, hopefully that nasty bitch cancer hasn't gone anywhere else.

I'm thankful for my sense of humor. Without it, I think that sometimes I would have gone nuts.

I'm thankful because this blog has allowed me to post things that I couldn't or wouldn't say anywhere else, and there isn't anyone to judge. If someone doesn't like what I say - they just don't comment. Or I can delete it. LOL It's opened up whole new worlds for me, and introduced me to many people that I otherwise wouldn't have met - and I'm thankful for each and every one of you!!

Ahhhhhhhh and last, but not least. The boy. He is my reason for getting up each day, going to that job and paying the bills. He has the best sense of humor, is some day going to do exactly what he wants to do - because we live in a country that allows him that. For which I'm thankful :)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I cooked a 17 lb. bird for 4 people. I have turkey coming out my ears. Anyone want some? LOL

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This really is the shizz-nit...

I recommend full screen, in HD, if you have it :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Let's all think happy thoughts

today. Please.

My friend, Kim, is going to see the doctor today. She had a radical hysterectomy done last week, lost her cervix, uterus and a good chunk of her vaginal wall but she's still got her ovaries! There was a tumor (thank goodness benign) on a lymph node close to the cervix so they took that, and sent a couple of others off to pathology to be tested.

Yesterday the doctor called her and said "results are back, I want to see you tomorrow". Now that could be because he's going on vacation next week and doesn't want to wait until her post op appointment. Or it could be that he's so happy he can't wait to give her the news. Or it could be bad news. She's only been home since Tuesday, and is still feeling like a truck hit her, so an almost hour car ride isn't going to be fun.

Eeesh. I'm sending out a message to herself.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Time passes so quickly...

Eleven years ago today, my brother and I sat with my mother while she slipped away. It seemed fitting that he and I were there, as we had been with her all through her illness (cancer, that nasty bitch). My youngest brother had just left to go move his car, and my sister wasn't there for reasons I can't remember. It was expected. She had been diagnosed earlier in the year with colon cancer, and had a volleyball sized tumor taken out of her in April. She went downhill rapidly, but had time to say goodbye to all of us. She told me how proud she was of me for all that I had accomplished, and said I was a lot like her - stubborn and always taking the hard road - never the easy one. While in her later years (which would be late 40's early 50's), I got to know my mother more and more, and enjoy her company. When she had her chemo, it was at the hospital that I worked at, and I was lucky to have a boss that let me take her and go sit with her while she had it done. He also told me that he could find me if he needed me "that's your mother, you do whatever you have to do". In that respect, I was very blessed.

Now... about my mother....

I was sixteen the first time I remember my mother telling me that she loved me. She was borderline abusive, and any time anyone mentioned that there are hotlines now for people like her, she got pissed off. But really - there ARE hotlines now! She was verbally abusive to us as kids. We think that she was bipolar, but undiagnosed. She would go on diets, and start thinking some crazy stuff - one time she thought my uncle wanted her instead of my aunt - silly stuff like that.

It wasn't until we were all adults that she leveled off in her moods, and started to show her fun side. I remember a story of her and my aunts on a "girls" weekend away, where they all had to wear white gloves everywhere they went. And my mother was the driver of the car, and when she decided to leave a store, she would blow a whistle. If you weren't in the car when she put it in park, well, you got left behind. My aunts quickly learned to drop everything and run. Another time they got in an elevator, and when the doors shut, she started beating the crap out of my aunt. The doors slid open, she fixed her white gloves, and walked out like nothing was wrong.

I miss the mother I knew as an adult. I don't miss the mother I had as a child.
I miss the grandmother that I knew she would have been.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Broke the streak...

of sorts. For those of you that don't know - the boy had surgery on his head to repair a closed soft spot when he was 13 weeks old. Since then? Bumps, bruises, etc. but never have had to run him to the ER for anything worse than an ear infection or something along those lines. And I said then, after that - I can deal with anything. There is no worse feeling than having to hand over your infant to some stranger and hope you can see him in a few hours after having his head cut open and things moved around.

I was sitting there at the computer, playing Bejeweled - which, by the way, I am addicted to - and I had a good game going, too. I hear this scream "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! (that's the long, drawn out MOM, not moo-m) and I can tell by the tone that it's not good.

I run outside and he comes running up to me, face covered in blood, spitting it out. Screaming. Hysterically. I thought fleetingly of slapping him to calm him down, but realized that wouldn't happen. I finally get out of him that he got whacked in the face (still not sure yet WHERE) with a plastic toy gun. The blood is still gushing everywhere. For those that don't know - head wounds bleed. A LOT.
I finally get a look at what is bleeding and he's got a good gash on his forehead. I have him hold the towel to the cut, and tell him to get his ass in the car. I could tell that he'd need stitches. Once in the car, he realizes that he's going to the ER and that probably isn't a good thing, because there might be more pain involved. He starts to hyperventilate, moan, you name it. And me? I'm trying my best not to LAUGH. Does that make me a bad parent?

He ended up with 5 stitches. He actually, once he calmed down, was fine. Said the whole process was cool - and even thought that if it happened before Halloween he could have been Harry Potter.

Oy vey...

No more nerf guns when it's dark out. The poor kid that hit him, by accident, felt horrible. And I was saying to him - I KNOW it was an accident, just tell me what happened!!!

Here he is in all his cuteness. And it's not that swollen, that was more lidocaine than anything.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Random Friday musings...

Love love love the Kenny Chesney song "I'm Alive" with Dave Matthews. I'm also loving this one these days - I'm not sure why, because there really isn't anyone that I could (or would want to really) call at 1:15AM, even if I were drunk. Maybe just the feeling of loneliness that the song conveys is one that I can relate to.

Who knew how much I'd love country music? Certainly not me.

I've been getting back in touch with a lot of old friends, and old boyfriends (not all became ex's on bad terms lol) on Facebook. What a great medium that is!

The boy actually has decent grades this semester. I think he has one more "E" to bring up and he's got all passing. YAY. I meet with the "team" next week and we're going to go over what does and doesn't work with him.

Who came up with the idea of wasabi peas? I love them.

I am in a funk of sorts. Don't feel like doing much. I might call and get back on my antidepressants, but I don't feel depressed really. Just funk. Anyone else ever get that way? Nothing excites me these days. I'm just kind of blah.

Happy Friday. Finally!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fun stuff for Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Or, for later - Hally Happoween Occifer! LOL Hope everyone is well. It's been a busy week at work - another football game, another group of kids coming in for Minor in Possession. MIP's are what make our days interesting on a regular basis. Not many of them know what they're doing, half look or act like they're stoned and pretty much all of them are dumb. Just plain dumb. "HUH?" is a staple out of their mouths.

So for all the work I did in my yard, here's the funny thing - next year - my lawn is going to kick ASS. It's still really green - others that had theirs hydroseeded are turning yellow. I had good tomatoes, peppers and while the cukes never came out too well, I think they were too close to the 'maters and now I know. The strawberries have jumped all over the place so I think I'll have a ton of those, too. Yippee! I made it through.

More stuff going on with my friend Kim. It could be more extensive because her mother took DES when she was pregnant, but her uncle is one of the people that pretty much wrote the book on cervical cancer, so she's in good hands even if they are a few states away. He's already told her to dump her doctor and he's getting her an appointment with a specialized gyn-onc person next week. Thank God for Uncle Tom. She was upset and frustrated the other night and I offered up my face for her to punch if it'd make her feel better. :) She declined, but I told her the offer stands. lol I'm such a "do something" person that it kills me that there's nothing that I can do. Nothing. Arrgh. I do research online when I'm not doing anything else. Like being sucked into Bejeweled on facebook.

A friend texted me with the beginnings of a recipe last night. It started off with candy corn and vodka, then Cointreau and lemon juice were added and somewhere in there was an egg white. I'm still waiting for the rest of it, and when I get it I'll post it. In the meantime, I found all sorts of other fun ones for Halloween for the thirsties!

This one sounds particularly tasty:

Apple Pie **BEWARE - it'll hit ya, before ya know it!!

1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon cider
1 liter Everclear
1 cup sugar
5 cinnamon sticks

simmer all but the alcohol for 1-2 hours (btw makes the kitchen smell so yummy and fallish!)

let liquid cool - then add Everclear.

Corpse Reviver
1 shot gin
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot Lillet Blanc
1 shot fresh lemon juice
Dash of absinthe or substitute (roughly ¼ teaspoon)
Shake well with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Wicked Witch
1.5 oz. Whiskey
0.25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
0.25 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Juice

Silver Bullet

Peppermint Schnapps
Chocolate Syrup

Brain Hemorrhage
Peach Schnapps

Alien Autopsy
Mountain Dew

Click here for more recipes. Another thing that I found that looked really cool was for ice - get rubber gloves, fill them with water and freeze. Use that for ice cubes!

Enjoy, stay safe. :)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

And so it begins.....

The boy is 13 today. My baby. I have found that the odd years are strangely better than the even. Let's hope that continues. So far today? Not so much. He woke me up at 8:30, wanting to know if he can open his present(s) and eat cake NOW.. now now now now now now NOW! .... Um. NO. After dinner. Which started the waterworks (fake, but still there). Seriously? And last week he went to school on Monday and was out for the rest of the week due to the flu - I think something like 40-50% of kids were out, so school was canceled. Luckily we've both stayed healthy, whew! But in that week, he's chosen to play on the computer, out with his friends and not do any of the homework he's behind on. So today, when I printed out all the logs and sent him to work on them - he pitched a fit. "It's MY BIRTHDAY.. wahhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhh". HE chose not to do this stuff all week, and I'm supposed to feel bad about his choices? Not so much. Yesterday was mine and I spent it making HIS cake. No sympathy from me. LOL Ahhhhh parenting. Gotta love it.
Now he's going to try and do everything he can to get out of doing it. He didn't want a party, but now he wants to invite the neighborhood kids for cake. I already told him not to expect presents from them if he does - and to just enjoy the time with them. He just doesn't get it. Arrgh.

Work this week was interesting. There's some weird mojo going on, I can't put my finger on it - but it's there.

Hope everyone else had a good week and is healthy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Best. List. EVAH....

OK - so far so good this week. I still have a job. The new filter is working. Well, for the most part. LOL I'll post more this weekend, but just wanted to share what someone sent me yesterday. Seriously, the best list ever.

39 things---almost all apply to me, that's for damn sure!

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

2 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.

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

4 There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

5 I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes sh iftily 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.

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

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

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

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

10 Was learning cursive really necessary?

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

12 Whenever someone say’s "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21 Bad decisions make good stories.

22 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!

23 Why is it that during an icebreaker, 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....

24 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 productive for the rest of the day.

25 Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection. I finally just got rid of all the old Videotapes.

26 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.
27 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.

28 While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don’t win, they are executed.

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

30 I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

31 I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on sh uffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

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

33 It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

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

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

36 Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - 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...

37 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?

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

39 I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

Friday, October 16, 2009

F me Friday...

Today I learned what NOT to say to the Judge in charge of the mental health court. Or actually, what NOT to refer to the people in the court as.... See if you can figure it out...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Not even sure what to write..

My best friend was diagnosed with cervical cancer today.

It's early. That's a good thing.

She's only 38. That's a good thing.

She's healthy otherwise (well, mostly). That's a good thing.

But really? Her? Cancer?

Holy shit.

I'm sure it hasn't sunk in to her yet, I don't know how to wrap my head around it. I can't imagine how telling her 14 year old daughter was for her.

I'm so scared for her.

Random Monday Musings...

I lost $325 Friday. At work. I could have sworn that I put it in my purse. I got to the store and it was not there. I'm really hoping that one of the sheriff's deputies picked it up off the floor and is holding it. Although I'm not sure how it would have gotten onto the floor, if it had been in my purse. Does money gain legs and walk away, or just get stuck to sticky fingers? The only hope I have (other than finding it) is that if I did drop it, someone that really REALLY needed it picked it up.

The great start that we had to the school year is taking a dive. Not sure what's going on. The teachers have been told about the 504, but nobody is following it yet. That's my next mission.

My English class is almost over. Thank GOD. Then I have management. I may shoot myself. LOL

Only 4 more days until what I think will be The. Coolest. Movie. Ever.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


it doesn't get much better than this. Well, I suppose it could. but still...


Woke up this morning to my phone ringing. No power. Looked like a fight broke out on the patio - furniture thrown all about, grill cover missing, and a seat cushion in the yard. I don't have seat cushions. LOL

Happy Wednesday :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

If only..

I must be in a John Lennon kind of mood today or something... Gosh I just love youtube! Can you imagine what his music would be about today? Or how much more he would have given us? Just an amazing man...

Oooh... and one for some *extra* special people in my life:

anyone want a free pair of Uggs?
Read about it here!
pink ugg boot

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Random stuff...

Crikey it was freaking COLD last night. We had frost when we woke up. On the ground, the car, all that shit. I'm not ready. I can't fit the car into the garage yet. The stupid ping pong table is in there. Among other random piles of crap. Probably about $20 worth of returnables. Painting stuff. GAAAAAAAA!!! I wish I had the money to get the 2 car garage when I built this ark!!

So. At work. We're in an old courthouse. There are private "employee only" bathrooms for the men and women - I'm not sure about the men's, but the women's is two stalls RIGHT next to each other, and in a room that is smaller than my walk in closet (12x7). And a sink. And this serves for three floors of employees.

Now I know, on occasion, we all poop. I do. You do. Yes, you too. And granted, we all like the home court advantage, but sometimes we have to go at work. MOST of us, when that is the situation, we go to the much larger, public bathroom at the end of the hall. Because really, there's more air there - if you catch my drift? But there are two, possibly three - that don't. We call them the mystery shitters. Nobody ever catches them in the act, but what comes out of them should be labeled HazMat. Especially one - something crawled up inside her and has obviously been trying to get out for years. It's awful. Like - you can smell it in the hall awful. And spray? Forget it. Doesn't work - unless you take the can and literally spray it up each nostril - then you're reeling from the aerosol, it's not pretty.

Yesterday, I was a victim of the MS. And I had to pee so bad, I couldn't have made it down the hall. Imagine, if you will, trying to pee with your shirt up over your nose (yes, it's THAT bad) and reach under the stall for the spray and spraying it into the other stall because oh God, I think that's where it's coming from, oh SHIT my shirt fell down pull the shirt back up. Spray again. God I hope nobody comes in and thinks I did this... and then washing hands, spraying AGAIN and running out. By the way - the funk? Sticks to your clothes.

Yeah. That was my MS experience.

People? Have some respect - take that shit down the hall, willya??? Or maybe try a courtesy flush or three Cheez luiz...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More fun!

I went out with my friend Jackie last night to go see that band again. I was kind of in a funk all day, didn't feel good, and actually called her to bail and she said no - you're going. We'll only stay for a while. We stayed until 1:00 AND had an absolute blast! We ran into people that we met at the show last week, and others that were just fun, and we were out dancing - had a great time.

The FFW was actually there, and I just ignored her. And certainly didn't drink that much, and actually switched to water. I knew, given the right circumstances, she'd do something stupid. Which she did. And I didn't want to be any part of stupidity that being drunk would get me into.

She, on the other hand, kept following us, she and her friends had to keep walking by us all the time - and then she actually sent her brother in law over to me. Here is the conversation:

Him: Can I ask you a question?
Me: Sure
H - do you know my sister in law, Jocelyn?
M - yes, your point?
H - well she said that you've been putting things about her on Facebook
M - I don't have anything to say on FB about your sister in law, and I have nothing further to say to you. All done.
H - you haven't said anything?
M - I said "all done". You can go now. I don't have anything else to say to you. Bye bye! And put up the hand.

He tried to get me to talk to him, but when the hand went up and I moved to my right to get away from him, he finally gave up.

I was just totally, utterly flabbergasted.

What are they? TEN????

I felt so much better after she pulled that stunt, because it means that *I* still intimidate her, and she's still afraid of me.

and I don't think I've ever said anything about her directly on FB. Myspace is completely another matter, however. But I took all that down months ago because I'm past the point of needling her - I don't need to do it.

Here? I'll state it full on. She's nothing but a white trash manipulative filthy fucking whore that has lied her way into just about everything she has. She's committed welfare fraud, and lives in a house rent and utility free because she plays the "poor me, I'm a single mother" routine to the hilt.


I said it.

Bring it, big guy.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hateful stuff.....

So Erin did a post on it. I read, but didn't comment. I couldn't. Sprite's Keeper started it all with a Spin Cycle (that I really have yet to get into, probably because with some of the topics, I'm afraid of what might come out of me). This one being a prime example. I really am not a hater. I don't dislike many things, well except vegetables that look like trees, but I'm getting so much better than that. But hate? Not so much. Urban dictionary gives a great definition. Some of them work for me.

I have a couple of friends who have said to my face "I will never fuck with you - you've got such a dark side it's scary"... Really? Because I feel that injustices need to be corrected? Because I'm not afraid to point something out that I feel is wrong? Because I know when red flags are popping up that there is something rotten? Even at the expense of a relationship (that really wasn't that great to begin with, but it wasn't bad).
There are few people that I really, vehemently, fucking HATE. Mimi Gibson from HS - she hated me for reasons unknown, and was a sneaky bitch behind my back and told Jimmy Rinaldi (who I had a huge crush on) that if he went out with me, she'd never speak to him again. Bitch. I hated her for a long time. Now I just don't like her. I can only hope that karma bit her in the ass. And no, we never went out. But we were friends, which I think pissed her off. Why? I have NO clue. And really, who cares at this point. I just remember she was mean to me for no reason.
Another is Jocelyn. Also known as the "FFW". You may have read about her here, here, probably here, or even a little tidbit here.

Now as far as the fuckwit goes - he never knew any better, I don't care about him. She knew what she was doing from day one. And I caught on, and pointed it out and nobody believed me. Some do now, but it's a slow process. It's been over 2 years since the fuckwit and I broke up, over 3 since I caught on to her. She's been living rent-free for four. She moved her boyfriend (now husband) into the rent free house with her. I have a hard time believing that any kind of man would be OK with his wife (and subsequently himself) living off someone. But then again, he is only 25. Her kids are still the evil spawn. The middle one fell down last night right in front of me. I admit it - I giggled. He's the 175 lb one that gave my 60 lb. kid a hard time. I told the boy that he can rest assured that when he is a productive member of society to realize that Austin will most likely be in prison.

I saw her at the football game last night. Her husband was talking to my friend's husband and she (my friend) was trying to get her husband's attention. Apparently the FFW thought I was looking at her, whatever - so she's nudging her friends and saying shit about me, making them turn around and look. Really? I'd love to know what shit she's saying about me. I really would. And then I'd like to say "hey - paying rent yet?".... And then maybe ask if her husband really knows the truth about her past..

Because really? I still hate her. I think I always will. I will not be "OK" with everything until she's shown to be the con artist, welfare trailer-trash whore that she really is. I feel bad for the fuckwit at this point - because she's STILL using him - he goes out of town, she drives the Land Rover, stuff like that. I can only hope that she's learned to wash the sheets after she screws around in his bed (she didn't wash them before when he and I were still together - and got pissed when I called her on it. Really???) He's such an ass, he testified in court that she's his employee. Not sure what she does for him, but I think he still thinks he has a chance with her, and maybe that's his way of keeping her close. Paying her. That's actually sad. I think she's one of his only friends now. And he has to pay her.

So there's F you Friday. Spin cycle on hate. I wonder if seeing a hate therapist would help. Would it make the hate go away? Would it make me not want to shout out how much of a nasty skanky whore-bag I know she is every time I see her? But I won't. Because that would make me look like the crazy one. I have to continue to hold my head high, and know that I'm so much of a better person than she'll ever be. But I still fucking hate her. I hate what she did to my life - even if it would have happened anyway - she was the catalyst for it, and she knew. She knew what she was doing. I hate what she did to my child. She knew what she was doing to him - and then LAUGHED about it. I hate what she's done to the fuckwit - even if I don't care about him any more, it's still pathetic. She makes fun of him behind his back, but uses him for free rent, cars and money. I hate that she still lives near me. I hate that her kids are in the same school system. I hate that I give a shit. I hate that I have a hard time reconciling the fact that we may have mutual friends, and that she's still spouting lies about me. I hate the fact that she was my friend, and you don't do that to a friend. I hate the fact that if you look at the big picture, everything she has is because of me trying to help someone that I thought was a friend.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


TGI Sunday....

If it were Monday? I'd be screwed.

Not only did I go out Thursday night, I went out LAST night. Discovered these guys:

LOTS of fun....

Silly conversation of the night??

me: Nice bike
him: Nice boobs (or something along those lines)
me: Hmmph. You know you're a pig, right?
him: I ride a Harley, what'd you expect? (SMB - wonder what HS would say about that? LOL)


I'm hung over. Must go watch stupid TV now..

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tales from the crypt.... er court....

Overheard lately...

me: "Sir, I'm sorry, does that say that you have 12 kids?"
Roger Rabbit: "yes, ma'am. I heard if you has over 10, you don't got to pay no child support"
**crickets chirping**

crazy lady: I want to speak to someone in charge. This man ruined my life, do you understand me? RUINED MY LIFE!
me: ma'am, he did not show up for his hearing, so a bench warrant will be issued.
crazy lady: I'm sick of bench warrants!!
me: ma'am, I understand your frustration, but the court's hands are tied as to what we can do.
crazy lady: I want you to go and smash is door in, that's what I want!
me: ma'am, I'm a probation assistant, I cannot go smashing doors in.
crazy lady: then get the police to do it! I drive by his house EVERY DAY and I know he's in there!
**yes, it went on. Turns out, it's a case where he owes her $5,500 for a job that was never finished (and she KNEW he wasn't licensed).
My thoughts? If your life is RUINED over $5,500? You don't have much of a life. And if she's driving by the guys house every day? She needs to take up knitting, needlepoint - something. It's been going on for a few years. Seriously? Nuts.

guy on phone (at 9:00am): I'm calling for my girlfriend, she can't be in court today.
me: Um. She was supposed to be here at 8:30, and maybe SHE should be on the phone instead of you?
guy on phone: oh, OK - here she is.
Girl on phone: Yeah, I can't be there because I don't got nobody to watch my kids.
me: oh, well I will transfer you to the Judge's staff. But I can tell you, unless you're here, the Judge is NOT going to be happy.
**my thoughts about the babysitter: WHAT ABOUT THE BOYFRIEND THAT JUST CALLED IN FOR YOUR LAZY ASS??????
She showed up at 11.

voice on phone: yeah is Jeanette there.
me: We have a Janet, is that who you're looking for?
voice: yeah.
me: Can I tell her who's calling?
voice: ;aldkjfa;sldkfjasd a;dlkfjas;dlfkjasd
me: Excuse me?
voice: a;dlskfja;sdflk ad;lkfjads;flkadsj
me: I'm sorry, I can't understand you...
me: Janet? A;LKDJA;SDLKFJADSF A;LKDJFASDF;LKJADF is on the phone, maybe you can understand him..
**my thoughts? Seriously? What the FUCK are people thinking when they're naming their kids these days? You wouldn't believe some of the ridiculous names that come across my desk on a DAILY basis!

dumbass: How long this gonna take?
me: someone has to review your file, hopefully not too long.
dumbass: I heard you don't got to do no community service if yo' pregnant, is that true?
me: if the Judge orders you to do community service, they'll find light work for you to do.
dumbass: huh.
other girl I work with: how far along are you?
dumbass: oh, I don't have far to go now, just a couple of months! (**she looks about 8 months)
me: when are you due?
dumbass: I'm not sure. I didn't go see no doctor yet. I'm almost 3 months though!!!
**crickets chirping again**

Monday, September 7, 2009

Again, all good things must come to an end....

Ahhhhhhhh summer. For the boy, this means playing outside well after the street lights have come on, learning new skateboard tricks, mysterious bugs that dive-bomb at your head (aka "Mothra"), no responsibilities other than finding clean clothes to wear (ok, maybe that goes for every other day, he is a boy you know)....

He's had a great summer, probably one of his best yet. I'd be willing to go out on a limb and say that he'd agree with me. He got to spend time with Grandpa (aka "Punky") and Linda, me, his cousins, the ocean, Fenway Park and by himself. :)

For me??? WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! Maybe the house will now stay clean for more than 3 hours LOL Hopefully I'll find the time now to finish some half-done projects like painting the walls. Finding storage solutions (what kind of new-home builder puts in two full baths and NO linen closet??), figure out how the car will get into the garage once the snow starts to fly. I may have to lose the ping-pong table
that still hasn't been used. I think it's fixed now, though. We just haven't tried it.

Maybe I'll make him pancakes for breakfast when he wakes up. Soften the blow a little bit when I remind him that school starts tomorrow. hee hee hee

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Planes, trains and automobiles..

Seemed to be the theme of our vacation! We ran for planes and trains and drove the auto.

A great vacation was had, it was the actual travel to/from that was hell. Short of the plane crashing, everything that could go wrong - either did or came close. I almost missed my flight, my suitcase DID miss the flight and I ended up spending the better part of a gorgeous day in NH waiting for it to arrive from Baltimore. Go figure - my bag's been somewhere that I haven't!

I was able to squeeze in a lot of visits in a little time. We even got to see great friends, a baseball game, and almost a hurricane. I love hurricanes, but it's OK that he missed us.

We spent time at the beach (this little kid was hilarious, and obviously someone forgot to rub!)

Time with family and friends

The boy earned a new nickname... "he who sits in sand" LOL

Then we went back to NH after a cookout with more family, and I got to see my father and the gorgeous B&B that they are finishing up before it's open for business! This was the deck outside my room

I took a ton of pictures, experimenting with all sorts of stuff. I think that there were some pretty decent shots that came out

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Off on vacation...........

I leave in the morning, heading home to see friends and family. Sit my butt on the beach at the ocean, take lots of pictures, eat really bad food and in general - have a great time. :) I'm back Tuesday night. Don't miss me too much! LOL
And I might... just might be able to meet up with Movie for a bit before I got to the Red Sox Yankees game (WOOT!)

Enjoy the week all.

Me :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

oooooooooh Saturday

I'm up at the butt-crack of dawn today.

I take the boy to the airport, and send him off to visit his grandparents for almost a week. (doing the secret "the house is almost empty" dance now! LOL)...

He is so excited to go spend time with my father, I hope that it's all good! I've already had to explain to him that "Punky" (his name for my father since he was a wee one) doesn't have the patience that I do LOL. He's packed his tools into his checked bag so that he can help him around the house, it's pretty cute actually.

I'm going to do the "house is empty" dance later.


Because I can.

Oh wait, there is that one window in the living room that has no blinds/curtain on it. I don't want to scare the neighbors. Eeesh. Maybe I'll just dance upstairs.

More later! Off for a day in Chicago after the airport!! Woot!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I need to start wearing my contacts again..

OK - so way back when the boy was a wee one, I got Bell's Palsy. It was like the left side of my face had a stroke. Only my face - but the left eye, side of my mouth, side of my tongue - none of it worked. It just drooped. Things that people take for granted, drinking coffee, brushing your teeth, taking a shower - all that changed. I had to drink coffee with a straw, otherwise it would dribble out the left side that couldn't stay shut. Same with brushing my teeth - brush, dribble. brush, dribble. It's ok - you can laugh. I did. It was pretty damn funny. Until I had to go into public. LOL Anyway... I have some lingering effects. I can't um.... always make a seal... so like if I was sucking on a popsicle I might make a fart noise. Seriously. And when I'm really tired or drunk I get what we all refer to as a "dead eye" on the left. Other than that, you'd never know! Amazing the wonders of modern medicine.

My left eye dries out pretty fast though, so for the most part, I gave up wearing contacts. I probably could again, but just haven't had the patience for it. So I wear my glasses. and on occasion, I might just a wee bit obsess about how clean they are. Only sometimes. And for some reason, during the summer, they get dirtier than usual. And I often clean them on my shirt. You know, rub rub - check - rub - check.. OK clean. Today I had on a polyester blend shirt. And there was dirt on a lens. And I was peeing. I caught myself cleaning my glasses on the front of my underwear.

I need to go back to contacts.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Manic Monday #178

Click here to play along! Granted it's an old one, but hey - I've missed a few!

Would you rather go a week without bathing, but be able to change your clothes, or a week without a change of clothes, but be able to bathe?
Oh eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.... I'd have to be able to change my clothes - or at least my underwear. I can't stand my own funk after 24 hours. And if I was getting some brown chick & brown cow? That'd be even worse! Yuck yuck yuck! And don't they have some dry wash for your hair now? Hell, never mind, I'd just shave my head. Who needs to bathe! Who cares about funk! Both would be gross, but again - yuck!

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?
Oooooooh this is a good one... I'd get trapped in either an HGTV show LOL - then I'd learn all sorts of cool stuff for the house OR Mythbusters. And I'd bring the boy somehow. We'd get to blow all sorts of cool shit up for a whole month? Are you kidding me? I'd be the BEST. MOM... EVER!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Oh my!

I can't believe it's been a week since I posted. It's been a crazy week, too. Still no word from the missing co-host. It's been weird in work, but I refuse to say anything to her about it, I think she's embarrassed and I'm not going to give her the out. I still have her beach towel, and she's got to ask for it back. LOL

I ended up at the doctors on Thursday - I've had this weird arm pain going on and it was bad enough Wednesday night that I gave in and made an appointment. What is it about the doctors that makes us not want to go? I guess I don't get it. Anyway.. I was thinking I was getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Maybe too much Bejeweled on Facebook? Nooooooooo...... I have a ruptured disc in my neck. Who knows how long it's been there or how I did it - but it's pinching the nerves and that's what's causing the arm pain. See? Should have gone sooner. Now I have to go to physical therapy and hope that works.

Only 10 days until I'm on vacation!! Woohoo!! The boy leaves next Saturday to stay with my father for 5 days, then I fly in and we head to Cape Cod. I cannot WAIT. I haven't been to the beach there in 2 years, so obviously I'm way overdue.

My good friend Movie sent me a message a while ago to call her. And I did. She went to a psychic, apparently a very good one, and the woman was throwing out names and said that Mary (my mother) said hello to Kathy (me) and that she was OK. Now, my mother and I were like oil and water. We didn't get along much - it felt like it took me having the boy for me to gain any kind of respect from her. When she died (almost 11 years ago), it was upsetting - we were just starting to get along, but it wasn't devastating (I feel guilty even writing that! LOL). She had cancer, I know she's in a better place. My aunt died 2 1/2 years ago, and she and I were very close. THAT was devastating. It was sudden, I wasn't there and it was just horrible. I was put on anti-depressants afterwards, it was just awful.

Now. Is it bad of me to have said to Movie - "what about my aunt? Didn't she have anything to say?" Instead of saying "yay! my mom said hi" I'm wondering about her sister. And it used to piss my mother off to no end that we were so close. LOL Oy vey. I'm going to be struck by lightning one of these days!!

It's finally summer here. I'm off to sit by the pool and work on my tan. :)


Monday, August 3, 2009

Party Party Party?

They came out backwards in order, but flowers, veggies and people. The party was a bust - it rained, and apparently people thought they would melt or something and stayed away. Some friends did show up, though - and the ones that did had a great time.
I guess that's a chance you take when you host a party - but my co-host mysteriously disappeared a couple of hours after it was supposed to start - just left - never said goodbye, grabbed her bottle of vodka and just LEFT (and left her beach towel behind). Really? She has so little respect for me or our friendship that she felt the need to do that? I can't wait to hear her explanation. Because it's not like we work in different offices - we're FIVE FEET from each other - all day, every day. I'm calling it Nancy Drew's "The Case of the Disappearing Co-Host" and can't WAIT to hear what she has to say..

Anyway - we moved out of the clubhouse and down to the house and proceeded to drink the keg. Just about all of it. Whooeeeeee - there's a reason I don't drink! LOL
And nobody wanted to go out to the back patio where there was a nice table and all that- they wanted to hang in the driveway and pretend we were in a trailer park. So we had a "white trash party" in my driveway.

I think the thing that pisses me off is the money that I spent and the food that got wasted. But eh... what can you do.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Busy! Busy! Busy!

What a busy week!
It's like every night there's something. The grass to cut, laundry to clean, house to clean, etc. What's with this world - can't I just relax?!?! Oh. Wait. I'm going to do that TODAY. Kind of. lol

Having a pool party with people from work. I got a keg, made food - now begins the "who the heck is going to show up" wait. Too many people switched from yes to maybe that I said screw it and invited a bunch of outside of work friends. Don't people get that when you're trying to plan something - it helps to know if you're coming? Whatever... Either everyone is going to show up and we'll run out of beer, or nobody is going to show up and it'll be me, a keg and a crockpot full of beans. God help everyone tomorrow. LOL

I've gotten some painting done in the house - as far as I can go with one section. The landing on the stairs has a wall that goes ceiling high to the 2nd floor, and I just can't reach. My friend the painter is SUPPOSED to help me - we'll see if he comes through or not. I may have to figure out a plan B. And yes, I tried a ladder. lol

With some paint on the walls, the house is finally starting to feel like *home*. I'm really liking it. I know that the some of the quality is not the greatest, but it's all mine, and I'm feeling some pride in that. :)

Oh! Garden update - I have 10 bazillion tomatoes growing - are they supposed to touch the ground, or is that a bad thing? And yesterday I found a wee little cucumber growing - yay!!! Peppers are coming out, sunflowers look like they're ready to show and the other flowers that I planted along the side of the patio? One actually bloomed! Yippee!! I'll post pictures later. Oh and weeds. Lots and lots of weeds. And lima beans. But the grass is growing like gangbusters in the back (I may have to cut it twice this week - crazy!), and the sod out front is starting to turn brown, grow mushrooms and I'm turning my attention to that now.

Anyway - I'm alive - just crazy!

Happy Saturday :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

the full moon....

OK - now I'm no skinny minnie, but I'm not a large marge either - but even *I* know what NOT to wear. This girl obviously doesn't. And when she got up and walked, she was shakin' it like a polariod picture.

We were in podunk, the field was good - but the facilities left a bit to be desired.

Oh - and ladies - I can get it that some of you don't want to sit on a public toilet and pee - but do me a favor? Don't pee all over the seat so that when I come in, I have to clean it up in order to pee? Gross.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

What a day!

Just give it a little push.....

We were at the mall, and one of those quarter games was there - you know the one, where the quarters pile up and look like they're all going to spill over the edge? My friend Carla and I were there. Looking at it. And we both agreed it was a scam. So we gave it a little push. Just a little one. That's all.

The alarm went off.

We ran. Like little kids. We ran. And laughed our asses off. I almost peed myself.

Then we found the kids and left the mall. Quickly.

We had gone to the mall, looking for Steven Berry's store. Or at least that's what Carla called it. It wasn't there. So I did a google search for Steven Berry in the town, and we found an address. It was his house.

Turns out? We were looking for Steve AND BARRY's store. Not Steven Berry's house. But I can tell you how to get there!

From Steve's house, we went north. To Ann Arbor. They have Zingerman's there. Food nirvana. Jewish deli nirvana. I had #72 - Gregg's Master recipe. Look it up.

I had a moment. I almost needed privacy.

I brought home some of the chocolate sourdough bread. Yes, I said chocolate sourdough. mmmmmmmmmm They do mail order. You should try it.

Then we went to the Big House and took a couple of pictures.

Carla almost killed us at least 3 times in the car. All 3 kids in the back seat are lucky to be alive.

Then we went to a baseball game and saw a full moon. While the sun was out. I'll post a picture later. After I've had breakfast.

Then we came home.

Yep. Good day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

F You Friday

Two years ago this month, I had just come back from one of the most beautiful places that I'd ever been to. What an amazing, amazing trip.

This was our accommodations:

During that trip we also got to see Seattle, and some other great places. And when we got back to MI, a lot of bullshit got thrown at me, and my ex and I ended up breaking up.

So, here's to new beginnings, better lives and standing up for what you believe in - even if you stand alone.

While I would do it all again, I may have done it a bit differently, so that others would have seen the truth, what was really going on and so that certain people (cough.. Jocelyn... cough...) would have been exposed as the con artist that slowly people are starting to realize she is. It's been a long time coming, but karma is sweet.

Happy "Anniversary" Theo - and go fuck yourself. LOL

Sunday, July 12, 2009


This has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.. or seen in a long time...


Life IS good

The boy had a great time at camp. Who knew that boys clothes could smell SO bad? And seriously? Wearing one pair of underwear all week (that's what it looked like) and perfectly clean ones coming out of the suitcase? I don't get it. I'm washing them all anyway.

Yesterday I was BIIIIIIIIIZEEEEEE (yeah, I know I spelled it wrong) - I spent 2 1/2 hours weeding the back yard yesterday, and looking out the window, I still see more of the fuckers out there just waiting to be pulled. But my back can't take any more this weekend. lol Maybe I'll pour boiling water on them and see how they like THAT... But we put down more seed, fertilizer and some "sow and grow" stuff. The boy came up with the brilliant idea of mixing the 3 together and putting it down all together. I knew I had that kid for a reason :)

I rearranged the patio set and now I'm able to walk around on it without walking into something. I just needed more time to think it through. I replanted two plants that needed it about a year ago. They look fantastic.

I still haven't painted. LOL

Got some shepherd's hooks and hung pretty flowers. There's grass growing in most spots.

I sat outside and read my book for a bit, and thought about where I am - I own my own house, have a job that is good (better stories than traffic, but too slow for me - I need to be busy all the time), a great kid, great friends, good neighbors, and while I miss the beach and my peeps back "home"? Life IS good. I need to remember that more often.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Manic Monday #175

Hey - two weeks in a row! Woohoo!! Play along here :)

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at:

Baking. Sarcasm. I know, you're thinking that the two don't go together, aren't you? Well, you could say that I can hand you a piece of cake and tell you that not only will you like it, you'll fucking LOVE it and if you don't it'll turn to shit. Yeah. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Name two things you consider yourself to be bad at:

Filters. Apparently I am missing a few. LOL And apparently relationships. I can't seem to meet a normal guy - maybe that's it. Finding normal guys to be in a relationship with. One was married (don't ask - and he'd be the one with the penis growing out of his forehead), one liked to show his penis on the internet, one had an overwhelming desire to crawl inside my ass so as to suffocate me (see - sarcasm.. lol), another liked his beer more than me, another liked the filthy whore more than me, another... well - you get the point.. lol

Name one thing not many people know about you:

Um. The whole married guy thing? Or maybe... hell, I don't know - I'm an open book. Not much.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hope everyone had a great 4th!

I'm packing up the boy to drop him off at camp for a week. I may not be around much because I'm singing and dancing nekkid around my house - just because I can, you know. LOL Ahhhhh, who am I kidding - I'll miss him like heck.

Here are some pics from the 4th -

The look on the kids' faces was great

Fog, or smoke from all the fireworks? Either way it looked cool!

Boys. They love firey stuff. LOL

There was lots of these...
A good time was had by all. Sangria was drunk (drank?)- aw hell, either way it's gone! LOL Yummy dip was eaten.. all was right with the world. Life is good.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009



See that? That's fruit. That's been soaking in wine, vodka and some other stuff. I just added some 7-Up to it and it is the most deeeeeeeeeeeeeelightful beverage ever. There's pineapple in there. Nothing retained it's color. LOL

Here is the recipe - I changed a couple of things - I used fresh pineapple, I haven't added the berries (yet LOL) and instead of orange juice, I put in a splash of key lime juice.

Here's to a clear butt!! ROFL


* 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
* 1 Lemon cut into wedges
* 1 Orange cut into wedges
* 1 Lime cut into wedges
* 2 Tbsp sugar
* Splash of orange juice or lemonade
* 2 Shots of white rum or vodka
* 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
* 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
* 4 Cups ginger ale

Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and rum/vodka. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Manic Monday #174

Courtesy of Fleur de Lisa :) Click here to play along!

What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why?

2 1/2 years. One ended because he was growing a penis out of his forehead, and the other because I tried to help him stop being taken advantage of and gave him a choice and he chose to continue being taken advantage of (he still is, too) and therefore it ended. I walked away with my dignity and pride, and he unfortunately still looks like a fool. Oh well, you live and you learn (well, at least most of us do).

What is on your bedside table?
Lamp, alarm clock, books, some change, other random stuff - oh, and a couple of dust bunnies. LOL

How many pillows do you have on your bed? Do you make your bed every day?
ROFL I have like 6 pillows. I flip them all around at night, too. And I try and make it every day - or at least pull up the covers so it looks made!!

Happy Monday - and I got the all clear today! Yay!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

garden update...

They have all miraculously survived! Unlike the peonies.. But I think one may have a chance.

What's that - TOMATOES?????

These are the pepper plants - they're all flowering, so I'm thinking I am going to have cukes, red peppers and hot banana peppers! Woohoo!
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Oh - and a hint? Don't go into a food store to buy things to make you poop when you are on a clear liquid diet since you got up. I want one of everything please? LOL

And so it begins.....

I have to go out today and buy some Dulcolax and Miramax tablets. I could eat breakfast before 8:00 today, but of course I was tired and slept until 9:30 or so. So now it's only clear liquids for me until after the procedure!

Do I really have to do this? LOL I know.. I know...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

In other news this week....

Farrah Fawcett lost her courageous battle against cancer. How sad. The world really has lost a wonderful actress and a beautiful person. I read that she was as beautiful inside as she was outside. Sad that her son couldn't be with her, but kudos to the judges for not letting him do what other prisoners in the same situation wouldn't be able to do.

The Governor of South Carolina is still a putz, but if you look at it - what a great news week for him! The spotlight was yanked away from him in a huge way. What a moron. And yahoo! to his wife for the way that she's handling it. Personally, I don't think that he should step down because he had an affair - people are human and are all deserving of a second chance in life. I think he should step down because the man disappeared from his JOB for 4 days. His job is to lead the state of South Carolina and *whoops* he forgot about that? He forgot about his duties and responsibilities??? Moron.

Michael Jackson. Yes, the man was a musical genius in the 80's. Certainly not in the past 10 years or any time lately. I feel for his children and hope that they can now have some semblance of a normal life and not have to wear blankets and towels over their heads. He was a tortured person, inside and out, and hopefully he is at peace now. Pseudo and Sarah both have great posts on the subject, with opposite ends of the spectrum views (don't be flaming each other now! LOL)... Me? I'm somewhere in between, if that's possible. That's all I got.

Monday, I go for a colonoscopy. My mother died 10 years ago from colon cancer, and I'm overdue in getting it done. Oh, there have been various excuses - the most common of which was "I don't have insurance". That one is out the window now, and my insurance covers it 100%. There was a point last week where I thought, fleetingly, that I was going to have to cancel it because they were going to charge me $873. Yeah. Not so much. 100% covered. Anyone need help with anything on Monday? LOL I know - I'm getting it done. Prep begins no later than 3:00 tomorrow, so anyone that was thinking of dropping by, please feel free but know that my colon is going to be otherwise occupied. There will be no dip in the house.

There WILL, however, be Sangria. My favorite summer beverage and I haven't had it for years. I don't know what the heck I was thinking, putting it to the back of my mind like that! I found what appears to be a great recipe, and if my friend Kim is any judge - it tastes pretty darn good too. The wine, raspberry vodka (instead of gin - I shudder at the thought of adding gin....blech), lime, lemon, orange and fresh pineapple are all soaking in the fridge. I think all I need to add is ginger ale and we're good to go. Maybe I'll save it for Monday to celebrate "Happy Kathy's Colon is clear" day! LOL

It's official, at least one of the peonies is dead. But in retrospect, I didn't plant them in the best place. The grass is still spotty. But on a good note? The humidity has cleared enough that I can open the windows and shut off the AC again. I love the open windows. :)

Happy Saturday all!