Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Eggin!!



You've Been EGGED!!! 

It's the Halloween Treat (or Trick) we all adore!


I'm dressing up and sneaking around J-Land with a bucket O eggs just for you!!!







                   Just try to hit ME!   I dare you!!!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Party

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong...... Jack had to force himself to
open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose!      

Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.   He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean.  So is the rest of the house.    

He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror.

Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick:  "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make you your favourite dinner tonight.   I love you, darling! Love, Jillian"  

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.  Jack asks, "Son... what happened last night?"     

"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when  you ran into the door "  

Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??"    

His son replies, "Oh THAT!... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, I'm married!!"     

Broken Coffee Table 239.99      
Hot Breakfast 4.20  
Two Aspirins .38   

Saying the right thing, at the right time . . PRICELESS   

Fire info & such.

This article is about some of the students.

The newspaper headline is:

Ocean Isle Beach, NC | A back deck appears to be the focal point for investigators as they search for the cause of a fire that killed seven South Carolina college students, sent another six to the hospital and gutted a canal-front home on this Brunswick County resort island.

Randy Thompson, head of BCEM, said Monday that officials had found "indicators" that prompted them to focus their investigation on that portion of the house.  Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith confirmed that investigators had told her they were focusing on the home's rear porch.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Thompson said the State Bureau of Investigation tentatively was aiming for Friday to release a statement on the deadly fire.


Friday.........well hopefully that will give enough time to determine what started this horrible fire.  Sounding like maybe a cigarette was left.........and as windy as it was that would cause a spark to flame and take run.




Work is still slow......the County still has not released the moratorium on new permits yet...still waiting.  


Coworker is actually moving to Dallas.  Bossman has yet to talk to me about this move.  I am hearing that he is NOT going to hire anyone else just yet, due to the slow down of permits.   He needs to talk things over with me to be sure I'm willing to take on the extra work.


I like working my part time type hours.  It's never been 40 hours for me here....well, sometimes it happened that way when we were busy, but for the most part I'm usually a 30-35 hr a week gal.  Part of that is because we only work 1/2 days on Fridays when we work on Fridays that is.


I like my flexibility.......when I need to GO for Miss T, whether it be dance or school, I can. 


Just wish bossman would manage his time better rather than waiting until the last minute of the day to "crash n burn".  This isn't my first post about that.


I just look at him and say "No, gotta go!" and he gives me a funny look..........realizing that he's waited too late.  Coworker baby's him and coddles him by staying late and appeasing his lack of structure.


Not me.......


Anywho, things will be quite different when she leaves after Christmas.  Yes, I will miss her.  She can smooth bossman into believing lots of things.  I just tell him flat out the way it sugar coating.  Yep, things will be different.


We are in the process of cleaning up our offices.  Since we are slow, and it's a good idea now that she's decided to run away with her boyfriend.  Get things organized, make it easier to put a finger on things. 






Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday Me!


Meme Time! 

Using the third letter of your first name,
answer the following questions:  Sharon = A !

1. Famous Singer : Aerosmith (group) or Anita Baker

2. Four letter word : Also

3. Street : Airlie Road

4. Color : Aquamarine

5. Gifts/Presents : Alstroemeria (flower) 

6. Vehicle : Acura

7. Things in Souvenir Shop :  Art

8. Boy Name : Allen

9. Girl Name : Ashley

10. Movie Title : Animal House

11. Drink : Appletini

12. Occupation : Accountant

13. Celebrity : Anna Nicole

14. Magazine : Architectural Digest

15. U.S. City : Aspen

16. Pro Sports : Acrobat

17. Fruit : Apple

18. Reason For Being Late To Work : A late night out

19. Something You Threw Away : Ashes

20. Something You Shout : AHA!

21. Cartoon Character : Andy Capp

22. Song Title:  Aquarius

Whew!  That was tough!

Tragic Fire  includes video

USC Students

A very sad end to the weekend on NC's Ocean Isle.....

Tom and I had drove here Oct 14th which was his birthday.  We had gone into Little River SC for an early dinner and we just meandered through the beach streets on our way back home.

No, this is NOT near my home, at least it's not MY beach.  It is about 30 minutes south of the city that I work in.  But it is some 10 miles from the residence of coworker's fiance's home,  They heard the fire trucks and turned on the scanner to listen......she said it was just horrible.

Ocean Isle is a very quiet beach.......not like Myrtle which beams of activities day and night, young and old.

13 college kids.......6 survivors.

I know this will hit home for a lot of parents.  My prayer will be for their comfort.

I sit here typing this thinking of my parents beach house which I visited just last weekend.  Miss T had said "mom, let's go over to the beach house for the night"....she's only almost day she'll be in college.

Maybe they turned on the heat for the first time this year and something went was quite windy this weekend on the beaches and it did get chilly.


Lots of maybe's until we get the official report.

Very sad.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trick or Treat thru J-land

Thanks Donna  for the Trick or Treat Thru J-Land tag. 

It's THAT time again...Monsters, witches and goblins of the world unite!  It's time to dust off that costume and get in some virtual trick-or-treating.  It's fun, it's easy and what could be better than Trick or Treating through J-Land?  Find new journals to read, and introduce your own.  

This is loads of fun each year.  The only problem is that I have trouble tasting the treats.....they're just not the same and although I clean my monitor screen, I just can't seem to really taste them.

Well,  I'll just stick to eating my own candy from the Halloween pumpkin.



Can you believe this?  I haven't even decorated this year.  I have been in such a mood........I haven't cared to.  It is not like me to be so depressed.  I'll get out of it soon...............

..........................................I hope.


Friday, October 26, 2007

A Willow Tree Surprise

"Thinking Of You" a Willow Tree Figurine

I met hubby and Miss T at the mall last night after she was done with Tap.  Of course it is all about Miss T....wanna go in Claire's and all the Hallmark or American Greetings stores looking for Webkinz stuff.

That child is gonna have a mint invested in those things now that the new line of clothing has hit the stores.

I wanted to go into the book store, so I sent TnT off to the Hallmark store.  Miss T came looking for me later and said that he had bought me a Willow Tree. 

I said "don't tell me that.....he may have wanted it to be a surprise"...................?????????

After hitting the Sports store we decided to grab a sandwich in the Food Court.  Once settled Tom says "this is for you".......I looked at the bag, a Hallmark bag, then back at Miss T's Hallmark bag as if to say "didn't SHE have a bag???" and acting surprised a bit.

Yes was the figurine I had said I liked oh some 4, 5, 6 weeks ago.  The one with the Seashell.

He said...."I remembered you said you wanted this one, and the lady said it was beginning to be hard to get.  Each time to look at it I want you to remember that I love you......that is what she is hearing the seashell say to her".......

How sweet.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Flaming Bag of Poo

Happy Halloween Season Y'all!

Here's your traditional

Don't forget to use your mouse to STOMP!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Solving Illegal Immigration

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately; illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida . . 
Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems.
It's a win-win situation.

Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. 
Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies. 
Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border. 

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?

One for Garnett109

If you choke a Smurf,


what color do they turn??????


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good to bad; crash n burn.

Like Jaws 2....just when you think it's safe...........

Mr Man has been quite good; "we" survived the wedding.  Mainly because I warned him that all eyes would be on him and his behavior regarding the drink.

So this week (Wednesday) he says he's feeling all "mushy in here" and points to his chest as if to say he really loves me.  Sometimes during the week I will text him a message that says "love you".

I get a text back normally "love you too"....this week I got the "love you too" and it was signed "mushy".

Let's all say it together....."awwwwwwwwww".

At night I usually reach over and touch his chest.  I get a "good night" from him, nothing outrageous, sometimes it's the little things that mean the most.

My stepDad came home on Thursday;  I ran some things over that Mom requested.  He looked great!  Still has a long recovery.  On Friday I went over and Mom gave me a grocery list.  So I call Tom to see if he's picking up Miss T.

Said he hadn't planned on it, but guess he could.  It was 1pm and I explained that I had been with the rents and had a shopping list.  Then I thought "why bother him?  I'm right here" so I called him back and said "nevermind, she can go with me".

He said "thanks, now I won't rush" from the restaurant job.  Besides there was really not a reason I couldn't get her. 

Tom picking her up is a decent excuse to keep him on the right track.

Note to self:  stick with your gut; stay with your instincts.

About 3:30 I called Mr Man who was still at the restaurant.  He wanted to rave about an upcoming "new" venture this owner had.  I said please talk to me when you get home.


I called a couple of times after that and didn't get an answer.  Then at 6pm I remembered ----- he had MY atm card.  I said to the Roomie "I'm going after it".

He wasn't at the restaurant.

So I headed to the "known" hangout road.....sure enough I spied the truck off the road parked in front of a trailer.  I whipped around and pulled down the dirt road and parked.....promptly walked to the door and tested it....the glass door was locked.

I beat on the door.....then I said OPEN THIS DOOR.

Nothing....but I heard people in the home (trailer) so I beat again and said OPEN THIS DOOR BECAUSE MY NEXT MOVE WILL BE TO BREAK IT!

It opened....a man blocked me from going in but I could see Tom was sitting in the room.  There was a woman in a chair opposite with a beer.  All that I saw in front of Tom was his cigarettes.  The guy refused to allow me in and I said "no problem but HE'S coming out NOW". 

Tom wouldn't budge.  Man and I kept up a banter and he got a lot of "I could care less" from me.  I told Tom to park the truck down the road a bit....he agreed.

BUT when we left and I turned to the right, HE turned to the left and proceeded to get on the major road and head towards home.  I had to do a spin around and catch up to him.

In the meantime I made a 9-1-1 call......then was transfered to highway patrol.  Would you belive I made 4 or 5 calls and could NOT get any help getting a drunk driver stopped?!?!?!?!?!  WTH???

I could really use a good cry..........but I am not able to muster up the tears yet.  I am so totally confused.  Yet I should not be, because this is in many ways "normal" and sometimes expected.

I can't help but wonder if he's trying to get me to make the first move.  He comes across like he's pushing me to the point of tossing him out, so he can blame it all on me.

I ran away......roomie and Miss T and myself ran over to the beachhouse last night.  Just to get away.  It was nice.  We grabbed some snacks and a couple of pizza's and just chilled.

Today we spent most of our time filtering through shells on the beach.  The weather was perfect!  The girls and I enjoyed our down time. 

I was explaining to roomie how depressed I have been for most of this year.  My spirit is broken.   There is not a light in my eyes anymore.

I'm on a roller coaster.......and I don't even like roller coasters.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Iron Vampire or Queen of Hearts?

Your Monster Profile

Iron Vampire

You Feast On: Armadillos

You Lurk Around In: Sewers

You Especially Like to Torment: Hairdressers


I do like to torment hairdressers - roflmao!!  Just ask cindilouwho.

Armadillo's?  Well, they do have those at Texas Roadhouse, but I think they're cheesy and hot.  Come to think of it, they're actually good!!

Sewers?  Not for me; now if it said SKEWERS I'd say sure.  Gimme a shishkabob anyday.


I enjoy Halloween.  It's the only time of year we adults have a good excuse/reason for dressing up in our fantasy costume and acting silly or..........letting our inner self out, in public at least.   Scaring children........................

Miss T always wants to be some kind of fairy princess.  Except for last year.  Last Halloween she was "Jack Sparrow" and went out with my 1.5 yr old nephew who was the cutest vampire.

When I was young our costumes came in those boxes with the clear front. 


Remember those?  The plastic mask?  The plastic suit?? Ugh, hot n nasty they were but nonetheless it was cool to get one.

Once I was older, it was the homemade ghost or a witch. 

My Nanny worked for a clothing store and she gave us a manequin.  We bloodied that thing and dressed it up.  Once it was worn out, I took it into the woods and buried the bottom half LEGS UP .......hoping to wierd out a hunter or other kids one day.

When I was in my first year of college my Granny made me a clown outfit!  My MIL at the time wore it for years.  I still have it - the years have shrank the material though!

This year?  I wanna be the Queen of Hearts!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Favorite Month

Not only is this Halloween season it is also


This means that no matter what I do to Mr Man....

He can't retalliate!!!

Next to April (Child Abuse Month) this is a fun time for me. 

                        (Insert Evil Laugh)

Through out the year I will say "Oh, I can't WAIT till October" and I'll look at Miss T and remind her that she gets a double dose in one year. 


They all think I'm nutz, but, HEY, someone has to promote OUR side of DV right? 

This is the month I can make them DO ALL for me!!!! as I sit back like Cleopatra with someone feeding ME grapes and fanning my hot flashes while cracking the whip!!  They can wash and fold the laundry!  They can cook!!


Who needs it!

I'm staying in this dream for the rest of the month!!!!




Sunday, October 14, 2007

IT'S OVER!!! & Happy BD TOM!

Singing the Hallelujah song......

Step Dad is in a regular room and doing great!  Wanting candy bars and Newsweek magazine.  I haven't had a chance this weekend to get to see him, but Mom has kept me up to date.

The Big Event is behind me now. 

Friday night rehearsal was quick and simple, eat and run.

Saturday, I picked up pictures and Miss T and I were dropped off at 10:30am.  We began helping set up, prepare beans and gathering the guest book, etc.

I began Miss T's hairdo, then finally did my own.  It was chaotic a bit.  The bride trying to keep things organized.  The Groom surprised her with the necklace via us girls....tears flowing.  Our single stem roses were beautiful, her bouquet perfect.

The ceremony was very nice....the dog was the hit of the party wanting his momma and daddy to pay attention to him.  She squatted down after the ceremony for a pic with him and tumbled over, feet in the air, drawers showing.........I began singing "The Bride Hits The Floor" to the tune of "The Farmer In The Dell" snapped of course.

Beach music filled the air while we dined on BBQ pig and the fixings.  The cake was delicious.....can't always say that about wedding cake.

I kept a glass in my hand all night!!  Vodka/cranberry or champagne.  Mr Man kept to just a couple of beer.  YAY HIM!!

Miss T showed all how to dance to "Cupid Shuffle" and even got a Happy Birthday out for Mr Man!  Plus she showed off some of her turns.....scarey, she could be a "professional".

At 11pm Miss T said she was ready to go I took her, (only 5 miles to homebase) then went back to the bride's parents home and talked till about 2:30am...came home and crashed!!!


So today is Mr Man's 56 Birthday!  We took off for Little River SC to eat an early dinner at Pat & Mike's Irish Pub.  They have the best Shepard's Pie.  Then we meandered our way over into Calabash and Ocean Isle.  Just tooling around.

Once home we found a fresh made (still warm) double chocolate cake waiting on the table.  Roomie said she figured he'd appreciate that!  And boy does he! 

I have been miserable all day....feeling FAT!  FAT! FAT!  Too much alky last night and cake!  So my ride today was uncomfortable.  I kept blaming it on "someone musta washed my jean capri's in hot water and dried them"......ya think I convinced anyone??

Did I mention that I had to get another round of prednizone?  The Mad Itch came back and last Tuesday I called up the doc and she refilled for me.  If this comes back again, I guess I'd better hit the dermatologist.  Thankfully I didn't have the rash or itchies for the Wedding.  I couldn't have contained myself!  Plus the Rx keeps me wound up and semi-awake at night.

Now that I'm megga tired.....I still have the dreaded laundry to look at!  One load in the wash....preparing for one more.  It's a never ending battle. 

However, I DO plan to get in between the sheets before too long! 

Maybe I'll take a sleeping pill.  Some deep Zzzz's would be very nice.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

Updating Today

At 1:30pm I rushed over to the hospital to make the 2pm visiting hours (just in time, whew).  I must say I was pleasantly pleased with my visit.

StepDad had been moved to the opposite side of CCU to kind of a step down area.  We didn't have to wear the lovely yellow gowns but we still had to wash our hands.

Inside a "private" room, as private as can be, there he was, the head of the bed elevated and he was propped up under his back with pillows.  You know laying flat is an uncomfortable thing. 

His color was awesome and the swelling from the extra fluids was subsiding.  He even laughed as best he could and tried to joke with us.  He even asked his friend who was there visiting if he had "taken care of that business deal".......

Geesh that's just like him, always working no matter what.  He told Mom that he remembered she and I being there last night.  I said "do you remember me flipping the hem of your gown up and down to cool you off after you said you were so hot?" and he said "NO". 

I said "well, you were grinning as if you were thinking 'now she's gonna flash everyone' "........ that got a chuckle.


I just had to add that blinkie.......roflmao!!

The 5pm update is that they have removed 2 more tubes and may remove the rest tomorrow and get him up to a regular private room.  That is great news, this means progress!

I was the last to leave the room and I promptly told him that he was not allowed to scare me like this ever again!


Cindilouwho's proof was OK and by OK I mean, OK.  The background came out quite dull and I told the printer that I would go home and see if I could give it some life and email it back to him.

I know how Bridezilla would react to seeing the dull grass.  Guess I'll have to hand paint each stem................


Daddy-O Update & Chai Tea


Well, ya know what they say....ya can't keep a good man down.

I just got off the phone with my Mom and she says stepDad has had the breathing tube removed is sitting up, talking and has eaten breakfast.

The doc came in and said he wanted to get him up and moving around to which Daddy-O said

"say what?".........

Mom said he told them he was ready for them to leave (LOL) -- he is a man of few words when in a vunerable position.  The funny thing is the effect of the medication is making him "happy" which can be good and bad. 

I'll try to go over at the 2pm visitation but if not, then for sure at 5pm.  I know he misses seeing my sweet face ROFLMAO!!!

Last night the family met at the mall at Ruby Tuesday's for dinner and discussion......Calif brother came in late, having just drove in from Raleigh.  He, Mom, bigger lil bro and myself went back to the hospital to visit. 

That's when I fell in love...........with Chai Tea!!!

Good stuff.  At first I was skeptical, but Calif bro said "live a litte".....I really wanted the mocha but I'm glad I ordered the Chai Tea.

AND I tried Lipton's Green Tea with Citrus.  Gotta tell ya, that's good stuff too.  Add a little vodka or maybe some peach schnapps and...............


Anywho ......

Cindilouwho has picked out a photo and called me today saying can we get a 16x20 by tomorrow...............

Luckily she came to the right person.  I will have a proof copy in my hands very shortly and probably bring the finished copy home TODAY!

How's that for a howda ya do?