Thursday, May 31, 2007

One Word Answers "S"

Yeah, so I used more than one word in some areas...........

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following...

They MUST be real places, names, things...

NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it.

You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Sharon

Famous Music artist/group: Stones,

3 letter word: Sun, Sex

Color:  Sapphire

Gift/present:  Sailboat

Vehicle:  SUV

TV Show: Saturday Night Live

Country:   Switzerland

Boy's Name: Sean

Girl's Name: Shauna

Alcoholic drink: Seven N Seven

Occupation: Superintendant

Flower: Shasta Daisy

Celebrity:  Shania

Food:  Steak, Sausage, Salad

Reason for Being Late: Sleeping, slumming

Something You Shout:  Stupid!!

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

 

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

6. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

7. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

8. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

9. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

10. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

11. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

12. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

13. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

14. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

15. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

16. Never lick a steak knife.

17. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

18. A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

19. Your friends love you anyway.

20. A lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic...think about it
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Updating.....

I haven't mentioned Mr Man in a while.  Guess that's because he's been "good" lately.  Since getting the Rx in his system he's actually calmer.....doesn't "pick" at his fingers and actually sleeps at night unless there is a MAJOR issue.

He was eligible for his driver's license on May 11th, but we were in Myrtle Beach so he waited until May 17th.....he failed the driving test because our big ass truck couldn't make a 3 point turn.  So he had to wait a week before taking it again....this time he took my little Nissan LOL!!!!

I told him he had to decide what he wanted most......to drive... or to drink..........he couldn't do both.  The next time he is caught DUI it's jail time and loss of license forever.  I don't know that I will even want to go through that again....he may just as well keep on going.

It has been 30 days now that he's been on the Prozac.  At first I wasn't sure it was going to do him any good.  But as with all meds, it eased in and seems OK.  He will still take Actos for controlling blood sugar, and his blood pressure meds.  Doc wants to keep an eye on his liver fluctuations.

Tom is back to being Mr Mom....school & dance duty.  Pool boy, head chef and funny man.  I hope he remains on track.  Now that the weather is warm enough for dips in the pool I think he'll have his hands full.  Miss T will surely be in it daily from here till September/October.

Do you know how hard it is to walk out my back door to go to work every morning while gazing at that pool knowing that when they get up they will be in it and I won't???????????

Monday, May 28, 2007

Blooomers

Small garden tour here....this is the JFK rose

This is the Tropicanna....I had just watered them.

Queen Elizabeth

My red one....he usuallly is the first bloomer.

I also have a Yellow rose and a Purple rose.   Yesterday while hosing off the deck I accidently broke the longest stem on the purple rose.....I cannot remember it's name.  I trimmed it and brought it inside.  Tara has been gathering the petals in a basket.

Hey maybe if we have enough we can use them in Cindy's wedding for her little flower girl.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

New ABC's

A is for apple, and B is for Boat,
>That used to be right, but now it won't float.
>Age before beauty is what we once said,
>But let's be a bit more realistic instead.
>
>Now, A's for arthritis;
>B's the bad back,
>C is for chest pains, perhaps cardiac.
>D is for dental decay and decline;
>E is for eyesight, can't read that top line.
>
>F is for fissures and fluid retention,
>G is for gas, which I'd rather not mention.
>H is high blood pressure -- I'd rather it be low;
>I for incisions with scars you can show.
>
>J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend.
>K is for knees that crack when they bend
>L for libido, what happened to sex?
>M is for memory, I forget! What comes next?
>
>N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
>O is for osteo, the bones that don't grow !
>P for prescriptions, I have quite a few,
>Just give me a pill and I 'll be good as new.
>
>Q is for queas y, is it fatal or flu?
>R for reflux, one meal turns to two.
>S for sleepless nights, counting my fears.
>T for tinnitus; there's bells in my ears.
>
>U is for urinary; big troubles with flow;
>V is for vertigo, that's "dizzy" you know.
>W is for worry, NOW what's going round?
>X is for X-ray, and what might be found.
>
>Y is another year I'm left here behind,
>Z is for zest that I still have -- in my mind.
>
>I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed, And I've kept
>twenty-six doctors fully employed!!
>May your troubles be less, your blessings more and nothing but
>Happiness come through your door

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Pirates, Pool & Just filling in.....

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all!

 

  Ours has started out great.  Friday afternoon I met TnT at the theater to see the NEW Pirates of the Caribbean-At World's End movie.  It was great.....interesting plot this time, I won't spoil it for you.  After the movie we shopped for our "Pool Party" supplies. 

My bestestfriendinthewholewideworld called to see what time the pool opened and I said come on over anytime after 10am.  Then my SIL called and I said the same to her.

  The plans were for Burgers n Dogs for lunch.  SIL showed up with my nephew and before long they were in the water....it was a chilly 72 degrees....it was cool Friday night.

Cindilou called to say she wasn't going to make it after all....she had to keep her granddaughter while the mom went to the doctor.  Oh well I said "Come on over on Sunday - same pool, same plan diff day".

So we spent the afternoon on the deck, grilled some burgs n dogs.  My brother came over for the food ....my Mom & stepDad came over for the eats too.  The water warmed up to about 75....it should keep climbing tomorrow as we plung on up to the high 80's.  I held my breath and jumped on in just to get it over with....then decided with my head cold like it is....not good to be in such chilly waters.

If I weren't having such a bad allergy attack I would have enjoyed it too.  Wednesday and Thursday I've woke up with a slight sore throat and by Friday my throat was inflamed.  Now I'm coughing and sniffling.

Have I ever mentioned that I am allergic to CHOCOLATE?  Not deathly allergic THANK GOD! but the allergic kind of sniffles etc.  Well.....

Hershey has made Truffles......yes, Truffles, in the nugget variety as well as the Kisses.  I have fallen in LOVE with the nuggets.  (Forget diet!)

So, it dawned on me today why I'm suffering so bad.....when you're allergic to chocolate and you consume a bag full of it YOU'R GONNA PAY!

But I soooooooooo love chocolate.  A day is not complete without it.  Or cheese too for that matter....................another one of my allergies.

Guess what the other one is..............

...................tomatoes.  And what do I love?  Italian foods.  Marinara sauce, pizza and I love a fresh tomato (salads, cut up with or without vinegar).

I figured that when you have allergies and they give you allergy shots, what they are giving you is actually the compound to which you are allergic......so, why not forego the shots and just eat the products???

Doesn't quite work the same.  But that's just too bad.  I'm not gonna give up some of my favorites.  Bring me CHEESE, TOMATOES AND CHOCOLATE!!!! 

Here I am today, stuffing my face with Sudafed (the real stuff), Gueiffenisen, Tylenol, more Sudafed, rubbing with Vicks.....hacking.  Feeling like cah-cah.

Tara's EOG tests are over with finally.  They stress these kids out so much over these tests.  I hear that SC is trying to get their EOG tests down to a minimum because of the pressure the kids are under, they can't get an accurate tally of what the child really knows.  I know Tara freaked out saying how much she was "afraid" of not passing them.  But I assured her she is an A-B student and not to worry.

Now we're in to the final weeks of school....no homework, the school play next week. (Did I mention Tara has a major part in it?)  They have a field trip on Tuesday to the bowling alley.  They finally get their break June 7th.............SUMMER HERE WE COME!!!

She'll be a big time 5th grader next year...........where has the time gone?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Birthday LISA!!

Somebody's got a birthday on Saturday!!!! 

Somebody special is having a special day!!

  LISA JO!!  Damaged Goods Too 

Happy Birthday to you!

I'll be waiting for you right here with an umbrella drink!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Shrek 3, Dresses, Bye Katie

Ahhhhh true love........

Tara could hardly wait to see Shrek the Third.  So I ordered tickets online for me, my Mom and Nanny and Tara and Tom.  I was afraid the movie would be sold out before I could get the tickets at the theatre.....they were last year for Pirates 2.  Tom couldn't go because he had to get Katie's rabies shot.  I was able to get a refund on my purchase YAY!!!

My LORD the prices of goodies in there....a small fountain drink $3.75....20oz bottle of water $3.00/4.00......... popcorn fuggetabowdit!!!

I must say the film was decent....kinda weak, not enough Donkey or Shrek/Fiona for me.  Tooo much Charming.  And I STILL don't know what they named the kids.   Grrrrrr.

After the show, we headed to Texas Roadhouse for dinner.  I had the smothered chicken, mom and Tara shared a filet and Nanny got the fried catfish.  Then I headed home.  Not much else to do.  Imagine that, on a Friday night!

When I got home I noticed a lot of blooms in the rose garden.  This was an awesome discovery......the perfect trio of flowers.

 

Today, Saturday, is the day that our beloved cat of 5 years goes bye bye.........we were able to take her back to the adoption agency we got her from.  For that I was thankful.  They will NOT kill her and they WILL find her a good home.  Yes, I'll miss her but I'll get over it!!

She was a loving cat, we just didn't have the time to love her back as we should.  I was tired of always yelling "cat needs water, food etc" and hearing sighs from the peanut gallery.

Tom had the duty of getting her there.....she did NOT want to go in the pet carrier.  I'll bet she is scared beingat the Petsmart.  Maybe I'll go by and visit her tomorrow or Monday.

This morning Miss T and I spent 2.5 hrs trying on dresses for the upcoming wedding.  Finally it was narrowed down.  I sooooo wanted Cindilou to get a different dress and she found one.  So guess what.....she told them to take back the big old formal gown and she decided on a lovely flowing cocktail dress that will be perfect for the beach wedding she is planning.  Whew!  It took 50 lbs off of her and she looked divine..........there's just one thing,,,,,,,,,,,,,we need to do some serious alterations.  It would not zip.  Cross your fingers that she'll continue to lose some weight.

Isn't this a beautiful graphic....from D's Designs.  I shall just picture myself strolling along this waterfront, not a care in the world.  Then I think I'll go out and take a look at that moon.  It is s'posed to be a special one tonight.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

John's Photo Challenge is the letter "B"

The Photo challenge is something beginning with the letter "B" and I have a couple of Buds Blooming!!!

http://journals.aol.com/johnmscalzi/bytheway/entries/2007/05/14/your-monday-photo-shoot-the-letter-b/7435

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Somebody SLAP ME!! ROFL

OK without divulging too much info which would cause me to have to kill ya I'm having toooooooooooooooo much fun tonight!!!

I have a friend who is of a different kind of religion you might say....er, well (Wican)........

She has told me in the past of some of the beliefs and how nature and etc intertwine with "formulas".

So tonight I'm having some "fun" with Mr Man.....he's his own entertainment all rolled up into one.  He was mouthing on about something and I said to him...

"HEY! Don't MAKE me light a candle on you!!!".....which makes him say "Say what?"

and of course I play along......laughing at him as well.

So he goes to bed about 10:20pm.....at 10:45 he yells at me from the bedroom......."are you serious?  She gave you a CANDLE?  with MY name on it? and some crazy markings?"

ROFLMAOPIMP

I could hardly stand it................he was serious.  He said "I'm gonna put on my cross necklace and sleep with it ....I'd better buy a rosary, and maybe some garlic too, ya never know"............

ROFLMAOPIMP

I'm laughing so hard my back begins to hurt.....I get him calmed down and shake my head at him.....reminding him that "those" people can't do harm to others without bad karma (so I'm told).......geeesh relax will ya.

Just when I thought he was settled, (an hour later) he comes outta the room and says "I'm going to Walmart"..............huh???

Said...."I'm thinking I'll put a garlic wreath above the bedroom door so that I can sleep"......................

Can't you just picture him running around with his 3 necklaces of rosary, garlic and crucifix???????????

I miss my friend !!!!  Wish she lived near me again!  I sure hope Tom knows I'm just funning with him..........:)

Monday, May 14, 2007

GOLDEN

Woooo Hooooo!  Hope all enjoyed MOTHER'S DAY.  My kid won GOLD for her SOLO performance on Sunday - happy day!!!

Her Jazz group and Lyrical group also won GOLD.   So all in all it was a golden weekend.

There were tough issues with some of da mom's this weekend.  One in particular that got all bent outta shape over scheduling......one mamma in search of kid's cell phone....mom's that forgot or couldn't find hair accessories etc...someone yelling "hand me a Tide-2-Go" pen.

So me and about 5 other Mom's sat poolside Saturday night, drinks in hand, hashing out the details.

Mr Man was a bit ill acting on Fri/Sat.....wouldn't interract with anyone.  We went to Olive Garden to put in for our table of 15 and he was pouty.  I went inside to get out of the heat and perched myself up on the barstool (just to talk to bartender) and Tom turned on his heels and pushed the door open to go back outside ----- Miss T said "what's wrong with him?" and I sent her to get him. 

I guess he was mad because the THOUGHT I was going to order a glass of wine and HE could NOT drink.  (I had said NO to stopping for liquid fun before we left)  All I needed was him sailing through another hotel balcony like last time!

So to keep him from being so anti social at dinner with my friends, I ordered him a martini.....he felt better, of course.

Don't you just hate to be somewhere with someone who will not interact with others or even engage in conversation with you?    I'd be better off taking a hand puppet with me.

I had another Mom mention that I had not been myself lately.  That's several now that have noticed.

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Mr Man went to the Doc to go over his blood work.  He would not let me go with him......even after we had discussed it.

FINE!

He's afraid I'll say something...........whaaaaaaaa!

So they wanna watch his blood sugar levels (taking Actos again) and are concerned about his liver levels (HepC) and the ANA screen was high...the doc questioned LUPUS which Tom's baby brother has. 

But his Cholesterol is 122........they aren't so worried about the heart attack scare.  They will still schedule him for a cardiologist and a stress test.

Geeeesh......what about MY STRESS!?!?!?!?!?!

SUNDROP IS...................

http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort/entries/2006/10/15/p.s.-sundrop-is..../853

Friday, May 11, 2007

Extreme Redneck

Being a redneck type myself (although refined) I get a chuckle out of these......some are close to home for real!
Enjoy.....I needed a laugh!!
 
 
 
You're An EXTREME Redneck When...

  1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.

  2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.

  3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.

  4. You think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night.

  5. You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.

  6. Someone in your family died right after saying, "Hey, guys, watch this."

  7. You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.

  8. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling
  fan.

  9. Your junior prom offered day care.

  10. You think the last words of the "Star-Spangled
  Banner" are "Gentlemen, start your engines."

  11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.

  12. The Halloween Pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.

  13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.

  14. One of your kids was born on a pool table.

  15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.

  16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a stinkin' law against it.

  17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.

  18. And the winner is:
  An East Texas couple, both real-life rednecks, had nine children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed". The doctor asked them why, after nine children would they choose to do this. The husband replied that they had heard recently that one out of every ten children being born in North America was Mexican and they didn't want a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Amazing............

There was new Sundrop in the fridge and one on ice for me this morning.........

Mr Man also called DMV about getting his driver's license back on Friday but they told him he had to pay $100 plus the cost of the license.  He actually did NOT get ill over it........

....................

Prozac just may be his saving grace!

He admitted that his bad attitude last week was his way of "beating up" self for his screw up.  Yeah but WE were the one's getting the hits from his sour mood.

Miss T has dance competition this weekend....spread out.   Jazz on Friday night; Lyrical Saturday afternoon and her Jazz solo at 6pm Sunday.  Nice way to spend Mother's Day!!!  It is for me!! 

Myrtle Beach here we come!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Interesting.........

I drank the last of my cold Sundrop yesterday......this morning I found one single Sundrop with a note "thought you might enjoy this.  love ya, Tom"..........

He had bought it from the machine on his way back from taking Tara to school.

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About 1am Mr Man woke me up and said HUG ME, just hug me, so I did.  When I asked what's up, he just said hug me.  Haven't got a clue.

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I gave him a stern talking on Tuesday........about things in general; attitude with me and Miss T etc.  All in all he is beginning to lighten up.

Maybe the meds are kicking in........?????

Maybe freezing him was the best idea ROFLMAO!!!!

There is an AA meeting at my coworkers church tonight, maybe she'll convince him to go.

Monday, May 7, 2007

What tha???????

I have one ill tempered husband.   Is it the Prozac?  He's yelling at Miss T, acting like a 10 year old himself.  Went to sit beside her in the booth at the pizza joint and said "I won't touch you" in his best snotty attitude....................

??????????????????

Can I survive another week until this stuff gets in his system?  Or is this the drug having an adverse reaction?  My lil bro said the stuff made him paranoid.  Does me just fine!!

He has a Doc's appt on Monday to go over the blood work and I plan to attend too.  I'm gonna make it known that we've had one hell of a time!

My house guest says he's acting particullary odd......to keep an eye on him and the meds....maybe it's the Prozac.

I did remind him that he's not followed through on ALL the promises.  Only the one about going to the Doc and getting meds.  He needs a counselor or therapist or swift kick in the arse.......or all the above.

He's broke..........oh well.......he knew he would be after bills were paid and the negative $697 was paid outta his pension money.  Not my problem.

And Miss T has dance competition this coming up weekend......

And it's Mother's Day.........he's broke.  He's probably feeling very low about that.  (His mother is deceased)

He hates to ask me for money.  I hate for him to ask me for money.

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I went into Costco on Sunday.  What a neat store we have here...much better than Sam's Club.  Lot's of choices, great food section and the prices are better.

I need to have some fun.....................

.............any one got any fun left over for me???

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Thursday Questions

Having told Tom on Tuesday that he can't be trusted due to his lies, I'm again wondering about something..........

His Doc has yet to call with an appointment with the cardiologist.  Yes, he came home with Nitro pills but that just could be something "standard" to give someone with occassional chest pains "just in case". 

IF the EKG was done, and IF it indeed was showing signs of variation we should have heard something by now one would hope. 

Is Mr Man looking for sympathy so that I will ease up on him regarding his drinking and etc's?

On my way to work I phoned the doc's office and left a message "just wondering" if they had been able to set up the appointment........................IF it was what they intended to do, they'll call back; IF NOT they'll maybe wonder why I'm asking.   Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Tom has gone back into his world behind the wall...you know the wall we all put up and refuse to let others in.  I have reminded him he's not doing all that he promised.  He won't talk to me.

On a happier note, My Miss T has the main part in a play her 4th grade is doing.......WAY TO GO!!!!!  My little star.....thank GOD for her!  Love her to pieces!!!! 

We have spent 2 days on dance pictures at the dance studio - you know, one of those "hurry up and wait" kind of things.  My little camera ham can be a little nut.  Her acro picture is a back bend.....OUCH!!!! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Climbing a Hump

Tuesday night was a downfall for Mr Man.  He brought Miss T to me at work so that I could prepare her for pictures they are taking at the dance studio.  He went home after that. 

I called him at 6pm to tell him we were done and going to stop by Kohl's....I could tell he'd been drinking and said "I think it's time to stop".  He said OK......when I got home at 7:30pm he was NOT home and according to my temporary roommate he left about 7 or 7:10pm.  She also said she heard our conversation and that he did NOT stop drinking (beer) but had a "couple more" after that.

I phoned him, he said he was at the local grocery store.  I don't believe him.  I said turn around and come straight home.  10 mins went by and I called again.....according to him he was only 1/2 mile from where he said he was to begin with (hmmmmm taking a LONG time to drive 1/2 mile).  I suspect he was with his long time friend Jim at a restaurant he manages and doesn't want to tell me.

Once home (7:50pm - again LONG ride) I met him outside to get the same story.  I said to him that he was not being honest because "roommate" told me what time he left.  (Thank goodness phones retain the time and date of calls)

One inside he was still adamant that he was only gone for maybe 15 mins and I pointed to roomie and said "wanna ask her what time you left?"......he didn't.

At 11pm he began to vacuum and was going to mop the floor, mumbling and slamming the machine down.....Tara was sleeping and he was banging the vac so loud that I went up behind him and frapped him on the arm w/my brush.  Told him to STOP, people were trying to sleep......11pm was no time to begin housework.

This morning he said "I don't know what game you're playing......"

Oh, now I'M playing a game.

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He started the Prozac Monday night....I hope it doesn't do to him what it did to my lil bro.....made him paranoid.  Tom may have to change meds, he did well on Lexipro before.

For someone who may have had a heart attack WTF is he trying to do?  Death mission?  Crying for attention (the wrong way of course)???

I've pulled out my books "Too Good To Leave Too Bad To Stay" and
"Love First" to re-read my underlinings and dog earred pages.

One of my underlinings is under the heading of "MISCONCEPTIONS" and the misconception is "A recovering [drug] addict can still drink alcohol.".....the answer is "no chemically dependent person can use alcohol and be in recovery from addiction.....it may set off cravings that will lead him back to [drug] use.  This is called switched addiction".  (From "LOVE FIRST" by Jeff Jay; Debra Jay)

I would love to make an outline of my underlinings of these books.  That would take some time, but may be effective.

I'm rambling again aren't I?????

I just don't think he's taking this seriously right now.

I did call Jim....he wasn't working so I don't know if Tom headed that way and found out J wasn't there and turned around.  I explained to J that Tom has been not so good, told him about the incident of 2 weeks ago along with the heart attack info....he said he'd stop by tonight after work.

SIGH...................