Archive for January 2010
Do you think you can handle this? Are you sure? Even if you don’t like the Twilight series I promise that you will totally love (& I do mean LOVE) this video. It’s so stinkin ridiculous that it can’t help but be true.
Here it is *click here* “Twilight, what have you done to my wife?”
If you don’t laugh your butt off call me. Seriously.
disclaimer – this might or might not be all about ME! except for the robert pattinson part. Him i can definitely do without!
I planned on writing about the Princess’s new career path but then I logged into my student online account to see what my grade was for the last assignment (I’ve been carrying an “A” on the last 2 assignments) when I see that I have a “D” on the latest one. Turns out that the instructor didn’t get two of my feedback responses. I sent them out! I went back & copied the area where it says they were sent & when & to whom. I did forget to send one of them to the instructor when I sent it to my fellow student. That should still get me a “B”. Agh!!!! Yes, I’m freaking out!
I did get my feedback from the online tutor (we have to submit our essays to them as well) & he didn’t find much of anything to critic. Yahoo! @ least something turned out well.
My 5 hour Jack Bauer buzz is slowly going away. I really enjoyed that buzz. Men everywhere looked ever so much better. Don’t think I did but oh, well *shrug* can’t have everything! *grin*
You are now returned to your regularly scheduled programing. Or in my case, to listening to the border patrol helicopter buzz my street. That is all.
It’s Monday so I think I’d better hurry & update while I get the chance. Between school, my family & the storms that rolled through Arizona last week I’ve been really off my game. Let’s start w/ school. I barely made it getting my essay turned in & I think it’s kinda crap but hey, it is a rough draft & that’s what draft is for. To iron out all the bad. I realized too, after reading everyone else’s that I’d made a crucial mistake in forgetting to double space everything. That kinda bites but this is a draft & I just have to keep remembering that. Anyway what will be will be & I will improve. Maybe my writing here will get better too. That would probably be a good thing. hee,hee
Family. Well, let’s just put that one into the storm category. The storms that rolled into Arizona from California really did a number on us. Thank heavens we weren’t in some of the really bad areas but where we are got hit bad enough. I’m down in the extreme south & somewhat protected by mountains although the mountains didn’t exactly help Flagstaff! They got hit by feet of snow not just inches & lots of roofs on buildings are now leaking including (of course) several that collapsed. Plus there was loss of life north of us. The one that really gets to me is a young native American family who were trying to take their 6 yr old son to the er. They got stuck in the water & were washed out of the truck. The little boy’s body was found the next day.
So. Our damage includes a collapsed section of one of our cinder block fences, a leaky roof & my sanity. The winds on Thursday night were so stinkin strong! I couldn’t sleep in part because I was worried by the fact that we didn’t have heat due to a leaky furnace exhaust pipe & that my husband & son were traveling to Phoenix/Scottsdale the next day to go look @ some cars @ the Barrett-Jackson auction. We were supposed to get even more rain plus snow on Friday & I was very afraid for them to go! Plus we had no heat. Well, they ended up leaving around 4:30am for the 3 1/2 hr drive. (they made it safe & sound there & back but I was not very happy!) Anyway, the bigger storms didn’t materialize until late in the evening & then our mt protected us. So I shouldn’t have been so freaked but that was also the day that my essay was due. OH & we lost power. It was NOT fun. I did keep my dd home from school & we went into town & picked up a space heater. Plus on the way back from the car show/auction (no, they didn’t go to buy just look) Hubby stopped @ Costco & purchased a couple of heaters. AND, big dramatic announcement, when they got back, hubby was able to get the furnace going. So. We did survive & I haven’t even told the half of it but I did tell the big things.
Turns out too, that we can leave the dog in the house alone for a little while. He collected his toys & “guarded” them from the wind while in the house but that’s it. He’s not a mischievous or destructive dog, thank heavens! Just chicken.
That’s whats been going on & I’ll try to get back sooner this time. I know this blog is turning into blah! but life keeps happening. Funny how that works out.
I’m still around but I’ve been making this english class alot harder than I should. I’ve been letting myself become intimidated by the 20 yr gap in school & really, I shouldn’t have. I can do this! But, I’ll still be absent a bit longer cause trying to make my brain come up w/ my next essay is not fun. I have too many ideas & not enough to go on to actually make it seem like a coherent recollection. *shrug* I’ll be back, I promise & I’m working towards being done by Thursday night (not due until Friday pm) so that I can play Aloha Friday!
I did want to leave y’all w/ something that my aunt sent me. This just really hit home w/ me.
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.
I survived my first assignment. I thought I’d better let y’all know that right off. Since I did everything I was instructed to do I wonder if this means I got an “A”? My first “A”. Aw, shucks. I mean all I had to do was log into a certain program & once online email the instructor. I think it went well. It should’ve. I mean it really wasn’t that hard once I booted the Princess off her Strawberry Shortcake site so that I could actually use the internet. Guess I’d better plan on making sure my homework is sent in before the kids get home. Such pressure. Phew!
I’m sitting here feeling a little bit, well, guilty. I’ve gone on & on about my disdain for most social networking sites & I’ve let the Prince have a Facebook account. Of course it’s as private as I could possibly make it & I’ve got all of his passwords so that I can check & see what he’s up to. Oh & I let the Princess watch over his shoulder. If nothing else that should keep him on the straight & narrow. He has realized that his little sister will sing like a canary (quite literally if you let her!) if he does anything he shouldn’t. She’s @ that age ya know. The one where they’re getting over tattling but still do it all the time? Kinda like Brick on this last weeks episode of the middle. His mom tells him that she can always tell when he’s lying & the show springs into a flashback of the little kid telling the mom something & then whispering to himself but loudly enough that everyone can hear him, that he’s lying. That phase.
But back to the Prince & his new obsession. Part of why I am feeling so guilty is that there is a age limit & I let him age himself by 3 months. It’s not a lot but what am I teaching him? I’ve tried so hard to teach him to not lie & then I let him go ahead & lie to the world. Well, not really since his account is private & isn’t supposed to turn up on any of the search things. Um hmm, right. What kills me the most & I’m totally admitting to giving into social pressure here, is that he’s now “friends” w/ all of his friends from church. The ones who are all YOUNGER than he is! Like by 3 months. Which means they are all only 12 1/2. Ugh. Being a mom is tough. Having a conscience is just as tough! Oh & I think it didn’t help @ all that Hubby didn’t see anything wrong w/ it. The same Hubby who wouldn’t be caught dead w/ a Facebook, my space page, twitter account or a blog. I really did feel outmaneuvered. Yes, I’m totally trying to justify it.
And just so that y’all don’t think I’m always such a downer I’ve got a little bit of a joke that Hubby sent me today. I love it & I want some too!
Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I ease my car over to the
shoulder of the road, carefully get out of the car and open the trunk. I took
out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing
They look so lifelike you wouldn’t believe! They are in trench coats exposing
their nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers.
But to my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men. And of
course, traffic starts backing up. Everybody is tooting their horns and waving
like crazy. It wasn’t long before a state trooper pulls up behind me.
He gets out of his car and starts walking towards me. I could tell he was not
a happy camper!
‘What’s going on here?’
‘My car has a flat tire’, I said calmly.
‘Well, what the hell are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road ?’
I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know.
So I told him, ‘Helloooooo, those are my emergency flashers!’
Once again it’s time for my update. Cue local authorities; missing blogger has been found! Just kidding. Had a lot going on the past couple of weeks.
I start school on Monday. Me & my jammies that is. Yep, I made the big leap & signed up for online education. Me, my dt coke, water bottle, jammies & computer. Talk about a long commute. Why from my bedroom to the computer is one dinning area, kitchen & great room. Think I’ll get stuck in traffic? Of course I’ll have to make sure that the dog is outside so that there will be no jams anywhere. ha,ha
The Prince actually brought home a report card w/ a D+, a C, 5 B’s & an A. Talk about wow! Only one D!!!! Of course the fact that he has mostly B’s would suggest that he can definitely do the work. I am really NOT enjoying the teen years & we haven’t even entered them yet. At least his science fair project is done & just needs to be put on the presentation boards. Yeah! He still has two whole weeks before it needs to be turned in. I’m so excited.
The Princess has her usual O+’s. Her teacher keeps apologizing for the S’s but since they were a group deal everyone has to have the same grade. Cracks me up!
And speaking of the Princess. In our faith we baptize children @ the age of eight. It’s a big deal & while it’s a few months away I’ve looking for dresses to fit the occasion. This would be something that she can wear every week too. The big problem is that her skin can be so sensitive to fabrics. They have to be super soft or she gets all itchy & has welts. So… I found this dress that I loved, my mom loved & one of my sisters thought was darling too. Click here to see it. They have a copyright on their photos so I can’t show it but I love this dress. It looks so age appropriate (no veil or crown though) & just adorable. Yep. The Diva did NOT like it. I mean she wasn’t going to get it as I don’t see the sense of paying that much money for a little girl’s dress but still. My sister called it though. She wondered if the Diva would love it as much as I did just because I loved it so much. We did end up getting a dress from this site but the Diva choose an entirely different type of dress. I like it but I was a little surprised by it. Guess I shouldn’t have been. Click here. It is purple (the pink was sold out in her size) & it does have some bling to it! Girl’s gotta have her bling.
So now we come to the TMI portion of this blog. It really is tmi & it deals w/ that dreadful Auntie Flo coming to visit. So no hard feelings if you don’t read this next part. I just had to get it out there cause I was pretty upset by the whole thing. I’m not willing to let the dr I was seeing for 7 months do my hysterectomy for a few reasons one of which might or might not be because she tested me for std’s when she did my pap w/o telling me. I’ve never had a dr not ask me if I wanted that done. She’s done a few other things that made me feel a little violated so… Not going to her anymore. Anyway, here’s the tmi part.
No hysterectomy yet. Went to a new dr last week & she said no. You’re too fat & because you’ve had c-sections I (her) would have to do an open surgery. What if you died on the table? I would feel awful & not be able to work. She really did say that. She was talking really fast so I didn’t get to say WHAT???!!! Or ask her what about me? Doesn’t using 2 18 count boxes of super plus tampons in 24 hrs mean that something is wrong? Oh & she wanted me to get a iud but I’ve had one before & wasn’t very happy w/ it cause I started to flow harder, longer & had bad cramps. Yes, I guess it’s the er for d & cs for me. Of course I have started to work out w/ my wii fit but still. Guess she’s the one who counts in this situation. (yes, I’m looking for a new ob/gyn.) And, yes there was a little bit more to this conversation but not much. It was bad all the way around.
So. That’s that. I hope that you’ll forgive me for being a little bit mia as I struggle to readjust to the rigors of college life. With my one class. At least until March when my psych class starts. Yeah, english & psych! Go … say, what is my new college’s mascot? Guess I have a little more studying to do.
So I know that the Vampire Diaries & Eastwick (loved the movie w/ Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon & Michelle Pfifeifer btw!) are more than a bit campy but I love them. They can be super romantic as in romance novels type & well, campy but still, I love em. Gonna be sad to say goodbye to Eastwick. Well, that & Trauma. That one I like better than Mercy but I’ll live w/ Mercy. Man! Why do the networks keep canceling everything? I haven’t even mentioned my other & most favorite one. The Dollhouse. I won’t even get started on how stupid the CW is to let this on go. I’m hoping that the SciFi network will pick it up but not holding my breath too hard if you know what I mean.
That’s my rant & love for right now. I’m getting caught up on the things I missed while the kids were out. (we don’t let our children watch most of network tv. we just want to protect them for a bit longer although the Prince is starting to watch NCIS. That one doesn’t deal w/ a lot of sex. I love that!) Of course if you haven’t heard of Leverage you need to catch that one. It’s great although I really miss the Sophie Devereaux character. Gina Bellman plays Sophie & she was missing for part of the season to have a baby, I think. It’s just a fun show along the lines of the Oceans movies. Fun, flirty & fast paced. I love how the characters intermingle. They just have a great time together & sometimes the hidden things you learn about the characters are the most fun.
Two more shows that I’m so excited about them returning are Castle & Chuck. I read somewhere that the actress who plays the main character, Rick Castle’s daughter, Alexis (Molly Quinn), that when she auditioned w/ Nathan Fillion (Castle) she immediately wanted the job because he made the interview so much fun. And the show is a blast. If you haven’t watched how wonderfully the characters interplay you really need too.
And Chuck. Chuck was due to be cancelled but has been given another shot. Oh, heavens, people. WATCH this show! It is seriously funny &, well, fun. I love all of the unrequited love that is so cute I don’t mind my 12 yr old watching. And the action is great. The main character is flawed & so is everyone around him. Makes this show wonderful. So watch it! I’m really tired of some of my favorites being cancelled! AS in SERIOUSLY getting ANNOYED!
Can you tell that I’m excited for my tivo to actually have new stuff to record? I’m getting tired of nothing new being on my play list! I NEED my TIVO to be FULL!!
That is all. Thank you for your time & patience. You will be returned to your regular blogging now.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Now usually that is said or mentioned in song but today I’m singing it from the top of my lungs! HALLELUJAH! Now, it’s not because I don’t love my children. I actually love them very much. Hard not to when you’ve worked every day of their lives to help them in some way. They are my joy & delight. They are also my life’s torment. If you don’t have kids try to think back to your childhood w/ your siblings (if no siblings I do feel sorry for you – siblings are great for deflecting any kind of trouble headed your way – just ask my sibs!) & if you do have kids but they’re not @ this delightful stage yet, well, don’t worry. You’ll be there sooner than you think!
So back to my Hallelujah! It’s Monday. It’s the first Monday of school in the new year. Nuff said.