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!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Catching up...

I've been reading, just not posting.

Some things that I've discovered....

I love peas. Wasabi peas that is (I actually love the wasabi nuts better, but I figure peas are more low-fat, right). If you put more than 3, 4 or even 12 in your mouth at the same time, though? They get hot. They burn. And I keep wanting to say WASAAAAAAAAAAAAABI??!! to people. I miss my friend Sharon F from Boston - we used to do that all the time..


My Peonies are dying. I may try and re-plant them to the front of the house, but they're not doing well where they are. :(

My grass, however, IS GROWING!! Yay!! It's like puberty in my back yard - peach fuzz with blank spots of dirt. LOL

We have had some awesome thunder/lightning storms the past few nights, and I love watching storms come in. We're surrounded by fields pretty much - so we can see them rolling in and it is awesome. I miss living on the lake and watching that.

I miss living on the lake. I'll admit it. I miss the lifestyle that went along with it, too. I miss the people, but not the knowledge that they are your friends as long as it seems that you have money or access to it. The gossipy, petty backstabbing I can (and do) do without. I never bought into that crap anyway. But I miss being able to go to the end of the dock and just jump in. My dream home is a place on the ocean.

I miss sleep. Apparently so much that I felt the need to visit with it until after 10:30 this morning! WOW!! LOL that was nice.

I've discovered that there is a direct link to what goes in your mouth to how fat your ass may be. Who knew?!?!

I want a breast reduction. Seriously.

I love my kid. He's funny. :)

I'm happy with my life. :D

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday stuff

Allrighty then!

So it's been a pretty busy week here in my life. Out for cocktails 2 nights after work - no wait - make that 3. Yikes! I could actually be getting a LIFE!! LOL

I've started a fight that I'm not sure I want a part of, but anyone that knows me knows how much of a hard time I have keeping my mouth shut when I see a wrong. I live in a new development and one of my neighbors came up with the idea of having a block party to get to know your neighbors - and the developer took the idea over, and made it into a marketing opportunity and invited the general public, open swim at the pool, etc. - even going so far as to advertise it on the radio. I understand the need to sell houses, but get your own fucking party - don't take over ours. I got a postcard in the mail advertising it (apparently I'm on a buyers mailing list, which cracks me up). They had a grand opening last year and took names to win a grill - never gave the grill away. I saw it in the clubhouse yesterday. Really? REALLY? I need a grill, dammit. I was told that since nobody was there the day they were to pull the name, I'd probably get it. Now they're holding out to add more names. Fuckers. Wait. Maybe this should be a "fuck you Sunday"... Not sure if Fuck You and Sunday should be in the same sentence or not, though. ROFL

One week left of school. Thank God. I'm over 6th grade. I think the boy is, too. I'm looking forward to summer at the pool, and hanging with friends. And maybe having grass in my back yard.

Speaking of the back yard - there is grass growing - very small and it hides from me - but it's there. There are also flowers coming up - I gave them plant food yesterday AND put insecticide on the roses and tomatoes and hopefully that will help somewhat. I should be getting the patio furniture today and it will hopefully shape up to be a great back yard! I'm thinking of putting some stepping stones from the front so if the grass doesn't come in all the way - you can go out back without having to walk through the house or step in the dirt. hmmmmmmm

Hope all is well in blog-land - I have a lot of reading to catch up on!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

some lovely pictures...

 never try and put a ping pong table together with 1 adult and a small 12 year old. You fall between the table and then, injured, have to walk away and leave it where it is.

  OK - at least the roses are pretty.. something is eating at the leaves, though. They all have holes in them.

  My good God, there's GRASS growing!! There is! There is!

  And something else - this could be some of the bulbs that I planted :)

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Some wise words

from a good friend on a Thursday morning. :)

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio...

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught
me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of whom God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41.. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a "gift."