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 :)