Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry - Merry's

Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to all ya'll............

My Christmas wish has always been peace on day.......

loves and hugs to all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's too late....

I have to put this in print. It happens every elfing year..........Christmas is gonna be late!!!!
Yep.........late. As in we're-not-even-close-to-being-ready late. All the packages will arrive at their destination just a wee bit late this year. Lovee and I make Christmas this year. Well......Lovee is the toy maker and I'm the finisher. ....the helper elf.
So, If birthdays aren't over untill the last card is opened....then Christmas must work the same way ...right?
Hope so.
Hopefully everyone will think it was worth the wait.

Next years gifts will be started in January!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously. I know I say that everyelfing year....but this time I'm really going to do it. I haven't even been able to watch my favorite Christmas movies yet!! That's just wrong!!!!!!!! UGH!!!

On a happy note..........
My sisterlittle and her daughter AND her son who lives in NewYork will be here!!! Woo-hoo!! The parentals are soooo excited that Dad loops about it everyday. There could be worse subjects to loop about though. :)
Sisterlittle is in the process of getting a divorce after 29 years.....:( We think this family time will be a much needed distraction for her. Hugs always help right?

We haven't seen her son since he went to NY about 4 years I'm really anxious to see him and do some extra huggins and squeezes. I may throw in some smooches just to watch him

Our weather has been severely whacked lately. And because of this the parentals insist I call them every-elfing-night when I get home so they'll know I got here safe. I know it's a little reassures them I'll be there again the next day....but really!!! I just have to bitch about it a wee bit though. I'm 50-elfing-4 and have to call my mommy and daddy. Sheesh..........I know.,...don't say it......I'm just venting. It's a wee thing but if I haven't called them by the time THEY think I should have then they call me. Because of the ice storm we had...again..... only not as bad as last took me over an hour to get home the other night. Usually it's a 25 minute drive. Lovee was struggling to get the truck in the driveway so I helped him with the ice-melt spread before I called them. Well........they called here and were almost in a panic because I hadn't called first! Explanations were given but it really didn't matter......
It is what it is!
Oh well...........
And as I sit here..........doing my blob......I'm thinking I really should be doing...this and this and this..........but am I ? No...........I'm venting to my special-not-in-real-life-friends-but-I-know-them-anyway-friends. My blobbies. :)
Thanks for listening.
I've got lots of luvs for all of you!

Ok, I'm through venting.

You may now return to your regular scheduled blobs.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Feeling the love....of a daughter...

So, last Friday, Lovee and I decide to hit the hay 8:30 or so cuz we were just completely pooped. A few minutes later we hear the doorbell ring. I say I'll go peek and see who's there but I'm not opening the door cuz I'm too tired to chat with anyone. He says ok....I go and start to peek when he runs in front of me and opens the door.!!! WTF?? I'm standing there in my sweat bottoms and ratty all............and Im wondering just what got into him..I don't want to see anyone!!!!!!
Well, I hear Sunshine gal say "Hi Daddy"....and she walks in...I'm a bit puzzled -but earlier in the week she had tempted me about a secret she had and said she'd tell me on the I'm thinking( very quickly) I guess I'm going to find out what the secret is....well.........................
Guess who else walked in with Sunshine?
Seriously!!!! She just decided to fly in for the weekend. Flabbergasted was the look on my face I'm sure. Along with giggles and eye leakage....Holy cow!!! What??? You came to see me???
Sunshine tells me "SURPRISE"......

We had a great time. She went with me to take the parentals to Village Inn....then on to take the Mom to get her hair permed.........we were going to go shopping for a while but i wanted Lovee to be able to visit with her too so we went home...
Lovee was illing the whole weekend....( bless his heart...he pulled a muscle in his back and missed a weeks worth of work PLUS he got some upper resp. thing :() )) anywho....we chatted with him for a while then both girls went with me to get my hairs cut! You know me and my hair
She did a good job.......usually it's too long or too short...I'm hard to please...seriously...really I am...I think it's called 'being anal'

We went back into Tulsa and picked up some awesome Indian food...( dot not feather)...Yummo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
then On Sunday.......ETK actually went to church with us!!! I know.........there was some type of polar shift going on at the time I think..did anyone else feel it? She took a couple pics for proof too. Mom asked if I wanted to skip Church and of course I said yes....duh!!!...I reminded her of the Musical Cantata, just to make sure it was ok to miss it....and That was my mistake. She said she really didn't want to miss it.....done.........over........
She was there to perk me up and show me some love so she went with me. Is that love or what???
She left after church.
It was 75 when she flew out..............3 hours later it was 21!!

She brought us sunny times and wrapped us up in warmth and love.....
We noticed the chill as she left..........

I love her awful!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TT's family tree or................T M I

Just a wee bit of info to help you follow along with our ever growing family. :)

Lovee- 3 sisters/ 1 brother.....lovee is the baby ;)
tt- 1 sister ( usually referred to as Sisterlittle)/ 1 brother killed in VietNam in 1967

Lovee- married before he found me= 2 sons.......commonly known as #1 son and #2 son (aka Pups)
tt- only married to Lovee ......yay for me!!

Lovee and tt had Sunshine gal and Babyboy ( also referred to as #3 son).

So, that gives us 4............right?
Squiddly came to us when he was in 5th grade..........lets just say he needed us and we loved him so we kept him. We tend to keep people ya know.

So, now we're up to 5 kids. Still with me?

When Pups ( #2 son ) was in college he dated ETK forever!!! They eventually broke up guessed it......we kept her. She was embedded in our hearts from the very first "Hey" in that lovely southern drawl. We had no choice in the matter.....our hearts were crushed at the thought of never seeing her again...she protested a bit, but we eventually won. Fortunately, she and Pups stayed friends and are now actually BFF's!

So, now we're at 6. Officially................

The grandyoungins........that's a story too.
#1 son married a gal who had 3. they had 2..............which gives us a total of 5!
#3 son married his HS sweetheart and had 1. They split though....:(
Squiddly and his Lovely had 2 boys.............

So we're officially at 8 grand youngins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Great Grandyoungin came from #1 son's-ex-stepson..........We kept them cuz..........well that's what we do. :) It's not the kids fault when parents breakup...right? Is there anyone out there who has so much love in their lives that they don't need anyone else??? I don't think so ;)

So there you have it..................
TT and Lovee's family to speak. FW asked for some clarification on our tree....

Still confused??? Don't worry....I get mixed up sometimes too.

Monday, December 8, 2008

brag time...:)

I just gotta do a wee bit of unashamed boasting.... so if you please.....go by my Sunshine gal's place and have a look at the pics of her and her beautiful partner...affectionately known as Punky. I'm just so proud to have her as my daughter....and Punky is just as sweet and loving as she is. We love them both awful!!!!xoxoxo ( Sunshine is the blond )

AND....just in case some of you have been living in a cave or have just started reading my juicey-juice....go by our OTHER daughters place....right here and you can see a pic of her and her furkids and her adorable hubby. ETK's the name and making people smile is her game!!!xoxoxo

Of course , then there's this sweet girl....Our daughter inlaw to # 2 son, affectionately called Pups. :) those brown eyes could melt the meanest soul....honest!!! There isn't a more gentle soul on the planet! xoxoxo

Another ...... 'daughter-from-another-mother'.. ;)...AND a much younger ME..... is of course the uber fabulous Cheekymonkey up in Chicago. Her smile lights up a room and could melt icebergs.

Of course you've undoubtedly seen the pic on my side bar of my Squiddly and his Lovely. Our 'son-from-another-mother'....who is currently serving in the US Navy...stationed in Cuba!!!! Lovely and their adorable and energetic boys are in California.....:(......
I miss them ALL terribly!!! xoxoxo

Unfortunately, # 1 son and his wife and blog and no pics on my computer....dammit!! they are in the Lone Star state...too far from us. :) We love them and miss them awful!!!!!!!!!!xoxoxo

AND....of course then there's #3 son ....usually called Babyboy...and his blog either...BUT...I have put pics on here before with the wolves they raise. Huge love to them!!!! Our Oldest-"official"-grandgal is from Babyboy.......she's in North Carolina so unfortunately we don't get to see her person...not so much. :(

Family is so important to Lovee and I. We love deeply. We wish we had more time to devote to all of them, but there never seems to be enough time for everything we want to accomplish.
I know, they all feel our love......we just wish we could 'show' it more.
Oh well............... it is what it is....right?
Something is better than nothing.

The last 2 Mondays, I haven't had to go to the parentals............they're doing quite well lately...(hope I didn't just jinx it)
So, we've spent it up north of us a bit with Lovee's #1 sister and her hubby. (FYI- Lovee is the baby of 5!!)
She is my hero! I couldn't love her anymore if she were my actual biological sister....come to think of other 2 SIL's....same thing!!.....And there is a brother to Lovee....I love him too but can I just say...I got the BEST brother!! ;)
anywhoodle.............#1 taking care of her ailing hubby...I've mentioned it before...several times. The challenges she faces head on each and every day....baffle me. I seriously doubt if I would hold up as well if I were in her shoes. I'm not wanting to go into detail about her challenges...lets just say, her Hubby's had many,many strokes and his personality has shifted....a.l.o.t! Dementia is not kind!! Not to mention the physical aspects of caring for a multiple stroke man of 70+ years.
I know we aren't given more than we can handle....I believe this. But...........holycow man.....SFD!! Remember the movie Groundhogs Day?? that's her life.....the same thing day in and day out.
So, Last Monday and then again today, we spent time with her....trying to lighten the mood and give her another adult to talk with. Last week we took her a Turkey Cranberry wreath.... it's food ....not to hang on the door :) and Christmas socks......Today we took her the cookbook for it and a baking stone to cook it on PLUS some homemade Hamburger soup and rolls!!!!and more socks.... She smiled biggly!!

So, next week...........Monkey bread on a snowman platter ( she collects snowmen) and more Christmas socks.

the visits are the important part..........But I like making things to spread the love....
Works for us. .....:)

Happy rest of your week.....................
Hugs to all............
( could you feel it??)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Ground hogs day here..............
s.o.s.d.d....................................same-old-shit-different-day :)

I'm feeling like I'm not holding up my end of the bargain. So, I'll post a few observations and thoughts....just in case anyone is interested.

1. It's elfing cold here this morning! 14 degrees!!!!!! geez-o-pete.

2. Lovee has most of his Christmas presents now. I's way too early and it's not because I couldn't wait or's because I decided to get him practical stuff and he NEEDS it now! I gave him some Carhart bibbers and a Carhart jacket. He works outside 10 hours a day and as I said's elfing cold!! And Carharts are excellent for outside stuffs...all insulated and shit. So........I caved. Gotta keep him snugly warm ya know.
PLUS..............I washed his billfold when he asked me to wash his new that meant I had to get his NEW billfold out and give that to him. Geesh............not much left to wrap. but it's ok....maybe I'll just put a bow on my head and sit under the tree....
I did that at 23..................the 'package' wasn't as wrinkled then as it is now.....but that's ok...hopefully he won't have his glasses on and won't notice. ;)

3. Last Friday, I decorated the parentals house for Christmas. I wanted to get that done so I could work on ours the next day, Saturday. Well............guess what? When I got home Friday from the Parentals.....Lovee was there, fixing dinner ( as usual) and when I asked if I could help he said no......just go sit down and relax. I protested a bit...a very wee bit...then walked into the living room and what did I see?? Decorations!!! Tree was up....mantel was decorated....festiveness everywhere!!!!!!!!! Lovee ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was absolutely giddy.
That next Sunday, Lovee and Sunshine gal and Babyboy put the lights up on the parentals house. It was colder than a well diggers ass but they did it.... while we were at church!
What a fabulous family I have!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. I had a huge meltdown a week or so ago. The injustices of ageing and the mind. So not fair...but many things in life aren't fair. Dad has Dementia you know......some days are ok and others not so much. One of his toys was broken.....a little train that runs on a wee track and does funny stuff. It wouldn't work. I couldn't get him to understand why it wouldn't work and more importantly why no TOY STORE could fix it. UGH!!! Long story short.........Lovee fixed it. It took me days before I could talk to Lovee about it....I started telling sunshine about it and all I could do was when Lovee got me to tell him what was wrong....I had a huge meltdown about the whole ageing process.
Wanna know how Lovee fixed it? Batteries!!!! yep....that NEVER occurred to me. Ever!
Once Lovee rescued me. Sunshine too.......she prepped Lovee for the coming meltdown I think.

5.I'm still not too sure about blogging. Maybe it's just the time of year....or perhaps I'm tired of writing about what I live everyday. I don't know. I love to read everyone.....but writing about my days or my incoherent thoughts ( I channel Brad at times....we're twins separated at birth I'm sure!!) that I can't seem to express correctly...........too much work. I'm working on it.

6. My Sunshine gal has lost about 50 pounds so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! I always thought she looked perfect just the way she was........but she decided to change some things. Mainly because of her PCOS. She was afraid she'd get to the point of having my Dad....and she doesn't get along with needles. :) So, with a very restricted carb diet.....she did it! Can you imagine having only 20 to 30 carbs a day?? neither. She feels fabulous though and LOOKS fabulous and has sold most of her shoes an clothes on Ebay.....made quite a bit of $$$.
She's a hero for sure. Taking charge of her health like that......awesome!

Ok.that's it for now.
I hope everyone has a shiney and happy week...what's left of it. And there's lots of shiney stuff out there these days....just look'll make you smile.
So, that's it for now.

Friday, November 21, 2008

a little ditty..........

My blobbie friend Jay, had this on his blog and I thought it was interesting. I really didn't have any great answers for him...which made me think even more about it. So............. If you'd like, you can answer these questions and I'll mull them over while I'm on hiatus from this blob.

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. Something I have and YOU want?
4. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
5. Describe me in one word.
6. What was your first impression of me?
7. Do you still think that way about me now?
8. What reminds you of me?
9. If you could give me anything what would it be?
10. How well do you know me?
11. How do you see me in the future?
12. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
13. Are you going to post this in your blog and see what I say about you?

It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!
I'm loving that thought right now.
Let;s make it count for something.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quick post...

As of Wednesday...I'm a Great Grammy!!!!
Lovee and i went to see the gorgeous wee little 6lb. 8oz, 19" little girl last night. I'm so in love.
naturally I forgot my camera! I'll get pics later.
The parents are my grandson by #1 son's ex wife firstborn and his fiance'.
I keep people ya know.
I love deeply.
kids aren't usually at fault so I keep them all and collect more......

I know you all get that about me...right?


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hugs and loves to all..... :)

I've been thinking....again. I do that from time to time....sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. funny is that. Not much really.
I've decided to give this blog a break for a while.
Now, before you get all over me like a bad if I'm all important and stuff....let me just say that I'll still read my favorite blogs, b/c I find myself wondering about all of you....really...i think about all of you all the time...
But............I've been struggling lately...really struggling, about what I'm gonna blog about. That is too much stress for me. It shouldn't feel like I have a deadline....or a job that gives me too much stress... but it does. Sometimes....
I know, write whatever you want....whenever you judgements....I know the drill.
I just need a break. My grape needs the break. My home need the break.
I may post something in a week...a couple weeks...maybe tomorrow...I don't know. Maybe in a month. I'll just wait and see.
If something life changing happens, I'll be on here like white on rice....because I do think that some of my blobbies are seriously interested in my grape squishers and life...
but untill then.........
I'll be reading you.......
Hugs and loves.......


Monday, November 10, 2008

Happiness lesson????....

The Princess over at Fairy tales wants me to do a Happiness lesson.
Not sure how to go about that actually.
Happiness comes from deep within I think. Sometimes it's hard to find it. Sometimes it takes every ounce of strength we can find to eek out a wee little bit of it.'s essential to a good life to do so I believe.
I'm generally an optomist, so I usually go the route of this...

My face is showing wrinkles...**at least it's not burned or deformed from some horrific disease.**
My head hurts..**at least I know it'll pass and it's not a tumor that's inoperable.**
My back is realllly hurting...** at least I'm not in a wheelchair and I can still function on my own two feet. **

It could always be worse.....possibly.

Find the rainbow....find some shiney stuff in your pockets or that lovely yellow purse....or look at that perfect sunset...or smell your Lovee's neck...or look at the stars and wonder at the heavens..

It's all around us. We just have to open our eyes and hearts to the possibilities of 'awe' and 'wonderment'.

Its out there and it's free for the taking.
I'm gonna go grab me a handful and wash my face with it....then blow the rest to the winds. Maybe it'll land on some unsuspecting person who needs it and just can't seem to find it.

Yea.....I'm ok....
Brain is properly squished; I can hear Lovee in the garage working on his latest project: Mom's feeling much better; Dad is calm now;
uh-O....the dryer squawked...........
later ...]

More grape squishers + incoherant thoughts..

I am a lover of words. Which causes me distress at times. I can sometimes write what I'm feeling but rarely can I verbalize it. When I write my feelings, I'm often at a loss for the correct word I'm needing to convey my thoughts so I can be completely understood. And of course, there are the times when I want to 'tell' someone what's in my grape at that moment and the words are there, but my tear ducts engage and I get that dreaded throat lump and all I can do is....cry. So the moment is gone, in a mess of tears, and I leave whomever I was wanting to talk to with a puzzled look on their face and wondering what's wrong with TT.
So, I get all these jumbled up thoughts running around my grape, reeking havoc in the 'storage rooms' I've created, wondering how I'm going to tell people what's going on in there while not being able to verbalize it and melting into a messy puddle if I try and say it out loud.
I read a story in the October issue of 'O' magazine that touched me deep to my core. I started to tell Lovee about it...but i couldn't. Those damn tear ducts and the throat lump showed up. I found the article on the authors blog and saved it to my Favs. She writes of the big 'C' and it's effects on her and her family; her little girls and a birthday party that MUST uplifting actually. But it was the way she wrote it all that touched me. She's a lover of words too I think. It's almost like she can say......2+2=4 but when I do it...2+2=41/2. Silly analogy but it works for me.
Anyway, if anyone feels like reading the story you can find it right here.
The Mom had a procedure Thursday. Shots in her spine to help with her pain. UGH! She did very well, but they decided to change her meds again. I'm thinking that wasn't a good plan considering she's been feeling like road kill ever since. I felt awful not being able to do something to ease her pain and feeling of unwellness. AWFUL! I'm their security blanket they say; I'm their 'go-to-girl they say; I'm their beck and call girl; I'm......feeling like I've failed. I know I haven't. I didn't change her meds. I'm not a miracle worker. I'm just their daughter, but they look to me with such hope and security. Breaks my heart.
I did something I probably shouldn't have done. I'll admit to it and own it. Completely. I took her new meds and put them away and put her back on the old ones. All this before I can even consult her Doctor.
I called her a few minutes ago to tell her I've left a message on the Nurse line at the Dr.s office and she told me she's feeling better. The old meds are back and she's better. I'm thinking Alleluia.....but at the same time, second guessing myself. I'm a mess. Second guessing is what I do best.
More on this later.
Sisterlittle is going through a tough time now. My heart is so heavy for her I wonder how I'm able to carry it around. So she's in my thoughts every hour of the day. I love her awful!
That's it for now.
Grape is squished a bit ...made room for other nonsencical stuff.....and that's a good thing.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I've been challenged....

The princess over at Real Life Fairy Tales gave a challenge. I'm up for it I think. Possibly...maybe....fairly sure...................

here it is:
You assignment is to list the following: a) 5 Things I'm Grateful I'm NOT... b) 5 Things I'm Thankful I Am... c) 5 Things I Will Do To Make Someone Else Happy This Week... and most importantly d) 5 Things I Will Do To Make ME Happy This Week!!

a. I'm grateful I'm not:...broke,sick,dead,unhappy,mean
b. I'm thankful I'm:...healthy, married to my Lovee, have so many urchins, can care for my parentals, I've got blobbie friends
c. I will make someone else happy this week by: showing them love, compassion, smiling,-giving hugs and smooches, cooking, lending an ear or a shoulder
d. to make me happy: view my glass as completely full, spend time with my Lovee, spend time reading my friends...aka. Blobbies...,watch HGTV, talk with my Sisterlittle.

My answers sound very simplistic, but I'm basically a simple gal. I can get real mouthy if need be, but usually, I'm laid back and simple. I don't require much.
but I do need to remind myself every now and then that :

'it's all good'....
'it could be worse'..
'I'm loved'...

Don't we all? Every one's lives get so busy and we hustle about and get caught up in all the hubbub of everyday inconsequential things.
And so it goes.....

Enjoy your weekend my friends.


I have a favor of my blobbies. If it's not too much trouble..please go over to ETK's blog and read about Prop 8. It was on the California's ballots.
Such a great post.......
I urge everyone to read the letter she posted by Jennifer Donnelly in the Washington Post.
I have no words to express the effect it had on me.

It's just love..........what could possibly be wrong with love?
So touching.

Thanks ETK for posting it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I screwed up.....only a wee bit though ;)

Ok...just for the record....I must 'out' myself.

I spoiled my Mom's ballot! I've never screwed up a ballot...ever! But I connected a 'yes and no' on the same issue and the machine went off and everyone...litterally, everyone, turned and stared at me! Geesh..........
I had to sign in to be an 'aide' to my folks. Never done that before. Interesting. Dad insisted on marking his all by himself. Yep...he did it. He was so proud of himself. :) No screw up for him....the blind guy did better than his 'seeingeyedbeckandcallgirl'. G figure.
I was given another ballot for Mom and did it correctly the second time....crouching on the floor is NOT a good stance to be in while voting. They took us to the side where the parentals could sit...only 2 chairs there so I crouched. Hummm......

They only had a 25 minute wait which we were happy for. We went about11:00 and they were about the 500th voters. Great turnout.
Of course, Oklahoma is a RED McCain took us......but I'm very pleased with the outcome. It'll be interesting to hear what the Dad 'loops' today. He's certian that 'Obonga" won't do well b/c of his lack of experience....yada,yada,yada..........I'll be trying to change the subject all day I'm sure. It wears me out sometimes. Seriously.
Gotta love 'em though. No apathy there. :)

I was 12 again yesterday. I don't like it when that happens. The Mom gets all controlling at times. I understand it, but I don't like it. She feels very secure when she knows I'm in the same room as her. I need to tell her when I'm going to the bathroom now. Seriously. I was in the 'necessary room' , upstairs,when I heard her holler, "TT, are you up there?" I said yes. " what are you doing?"...I told her I was going 'pottie'.... can you believe this conversation is going on?? WTF "OH", she said, "I didn't know where you were. "

Like I've said life is full. Sometimes, the fun never ends. lol
I'm blessed, this I know.....but sometimes...................................ugh.

Happy Humpie day. Should be interesting.....the sun is out with a storm coming in. My kind of day.
I hope I see a rainbow..........they make me smile.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not your typical Tuesday!! :)

Just got back from our polling station. Took me, oh, maybe 5 minutes. Seriously! There was a fairly substantial line coming out of the door when I got there. But, someone came out and announced that there was an additional line for A - L . ....and that there was actually NO LINE!!
Well, being the Queen of the alphabet that I am...after I sang the elfing song!!!...I went to the head of my line, got checked in...and did my thing. Viola!! I'm done!!

How exhilarating it was too. I was kicking myself in the arse a few days ago for not voting early...but obviously I didn't have a issue. I put on my sticker...came home and here I am. Ready for my day to begin.....and I still have time to do a quick post before heading to the parentals. That, my blobbies means it's gonna be a great day.

Nothing really new to report. That may change once I get home from my 'job'. Taking the parentals to the polls and marking their ballots should be fun. I printed out the ballots and had them enlarged so Dad could read everything and we could decide ahead of time how to mark the issues. Got Mom's done, but Dad is taking his sweet time deciding on the state issues. Should be interesting to say the least.

So, have a great day blobbies........get out there and make it count, however you vote.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Helloooooooooooo out there!

I wish that whomever is reading me in Europe would stop in and say Hi. I'm a people lover don't cha know.
In a few days...Squiddly will be reading me from another location....some island to our south. that'll put another yellow dot on my map. How fun. I'm such a blob whore. :) Actually I'm "head Ho".........according to cheekymonkey and ETK..... I'm officially off to go P & S...........
I told you, I'm an addict!!!!!!!!!!!!
and a Ho too !!!!
is that TMI?

Hi, I'm TT and I'm a blobaholic....

Is there an intervention program for this? I find myself analyzing why I post stuff and why I read blogs. It's addicting!!!!! I already have too many addictions as it is. Well....maybe not TOO many, but enough. Geesh.
I used to be able to get my home chores done before I drove to the adays...not so much. Thank goodness Lovee doesn't mind.

Anniversary was fabulous. Lovee had dinner ready for us when I got home. He took the day off from work and surprised me by coming into Tulsa and visiting me at the parentals. Awwwww.....
Quiet evening, alone at home...just the way we like it. :)

I had to print a sample ballot for the election to take to the parentals. So, guess what I'll be doing today? Yep.....election talk. Over and over and over...........makes me tired just thinking about it. But, at least they're still interested. That's a good thing. Dad's a registered Dem and Mom a Rep. However, I think Dad may go Rep this year. What ev..........

Lovee has a new project going. He's always got at least 1 project going at a time...usually more..
this one is in the garage. New shelving in the 3rd garage. Major project there. He has so many wood working machines and flows into the double garage. Of course now that he's doing a remodel....the only car that's in there is Suzi. She's special ya know. He's even painting the walls in It's really nice. He'll be so organized he'll probably have a hard time finding stuff. LOL Pictures will follow.........:)

Brad is back. Poor fella........he made an Oops on his I have done. I didn't offend him thank goodness. Live and learn ...that's what we do if we get to live long enough. He's such a great guy though. I heart him something awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw my Sunshine gal yesterday. She's lost so much weight that it's getting hard to recognise her! Seriously. What's with that??? I'm jealous. I looked great at 30 too though. I'm happy for her. She feels better and gets to enjoy buying clothes. What a concept. :) ( I'm not too familiar with that these days)

Gotta go paint and spackle now. Today is golf for the Dad and hair appt. for the Mom. I get to go to the bread store while Mom's in the beautification times I tell ya. :)
Tomorrow, at Village Inn...the replacement place for Denny's....I'll get to argue with the manager about their coupon. More on that later....

Have a Fridaytastic Day!!!!!!!!

Oh, and Happy Halloween..........gosh, I forgot to buy candy!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brad on Waconda road.....

I'm sad...Brad's blog says it's private....

I'm about to cry...

Was I bad???

did I offend?

I'm going to go blow my nose now.........


Pimpin a blog!!!!!!!!

I did this once before...but I got scared..i know....she who keeps saying she's not afraid....yep..I bombed. I deleted the first 'pimp' I did. (tsk-tsk-tsk)
But now, once again, I've got to pimp out a new-to-the-block blog.
Miss K...has such a raw passion for life.....and writes what she's feeling with such clarity, that I can actually feel,smell and taste what she's saying. Seriously.
She's new to the blobbing I hope everyone visits her and leaves her oodles of comments. It's worth the visit.
I had the enormous pleasure of meeting her when ETK and Cheekymonkey and I were in Chicago. She's funny and cute and I'm so grateful to have met her.
Can any of us have too many friends?
Go see her...

Random pics from the past :)

year 1995- Quantico Va. FBI National Academy...Lovee graduates!!! Me. Lovee, SIL( and FBI Agent!! )year 2003- Renewing our vows in Vegas!!! He asked again and I said yes...again!!

year 1973- The Christmas he surprised me!!!( I never have liked to have my picture taken) Don't cha love the trash can??!!

year 1995- Our last Marine Corps Birthday Ball.......Cherry Point, NC

year 1992- marine Corps Ball San Antonio,Tx

year 1977- Babyboy's first Christmas...and I was preggers with Sunshine girl :)

year 1979-Camp Pendleton Ca-2 kids down and ready to join Lovee in Okinawa....Yay!!!!!!!!!!! I sent him this picture to tantalize

year 1973- Lovee and me...Honeymoon is over and he's leaving :(

year 1973- We're engaged.....Tulsa, Ok

I Do ;)

35 Years ago today..... I married the love of my life. At precicely 7;15p.m. I became-

Mrs. Lovee :)

I met him at my front door. It was towards the end of June, 1973. I'm still not too sure of the actual day I met him....I was, at that time a wee bit on the 'flitey' side...flitting from boyfriend to boyfriend so the only dates on my mind were the ones that happened on Friday and Saturday nights. ;)
My BFF's boyfriend, brought him over to meet his girlfriends roomie. ( that would be me)We didn't want to answer the door because we had really bad sunburns from being at the lake all day. We were running around the apartment in our undies trying to stay cool and touch free. It was only after T ( the boyfriend) assured us that there really was someone else with him that we agreed to open the door. OMG!! there really is someone...and he's really cute I said.

After we dressed, quickly, we opened the door..
That's when my world he stepped inside our door....

I know there was conversation going on; returning from Ok city after taking tests necessary to join the USMC....T not having a ride back to Tulsa....Lovee giving him a ride....idle chitchat. But I don't really remember much of it. I remember thinking to myself...'OMG...he's the most handsome guy I've ever seen........look at those eyes.....and that sly grin....and those shoulders...'
Introductions were made....I'm sure...I don't really remember....I was concentrating on those eyes.
I didn't say much....just smiled. I didn't want to look like more of a fool than I already felt....sunburn and all, and I didn't want to risk saying something completely goofy. I tend to do that even now; when I'm in awe of someone. :)We all agreed to go play tennis the next day. Lovee was an accomplished tennis player and offered to help with our game...uh huh....I needed help alright! I was going on a date with Adonis and I couldn't even remember his name!!!!! When they left, I looked at my BFF and as I leaned against the door I said " Isn't he the most handsome man in the world?" She just shrugged and said " he's ok ". ( she was focused on her OWN guy!...thank goodness) :)

At one point, while we were changing sides on the court, Lovee put his arm around my shoulders. He gave me a squeeze, kissed my forehead and called me "punkin". My world went spinning out of control. A nickname...already? one ever did that before...squeezed me AND gave me a nickname and kissed my forehead!!! Uhhhh..........what just happened? Why is the ground spinning? It's who's serve??? Wha...?
After the tennis game; I don't remember who won....we all headed back to our apartment. Lovee and I decided to go for a walk to give my BFF and her fella some alone time. He was leaving for San Diego real soon.

We talked about everything you could imagine. His family and how he was the youngest of 5; his upbringing; How he'd married young; His divorce and how it effected him; his 2 young boys whom he missed more and more each day; his past jobs; what he wanted to do in the Marine he was just waiting for a waiver ( because of his kids ) so he could depart for San Diego. He had been on the Tulsa Police force...but left when he divorced....he needed a new direction for his life. He was 23.
An older guy...just my style!!!

We talked about how I grew up; my family of 1 sister and 1 brother (who died in Viet Nam in 1967 when I was 12);how I was almost I really didn't have a clear plan of what to do with my life...nursing school, maybe...who knew; my job at the Nursing home; my cool car ( 1967 Cougar )...we talked about how if he married again it'd have to last, especially if he had more kids, because not being with his kids hurt too much and divorces were painful....

I told him I'd never do that to him to him............Seriously.

I'm not sure where that came from but I remember he didn't flinch...just put his arms around my shoulders and squeezed me again.

We walked around for 4 hours! He kept switching sides I remember....I asked why and he said the man should always be on the outside, street side so he could protect the girl..... me.

I'd never heard such a thing...ever.
Wow...I remember thinking to myself....he's so handsome, so funny, so sexy, so caring. Is he for real I wondered?

When we returned to my apt., we leaned against his car and he pulled me close and asked me why I was shaking. I don't know I tell him. he pulled me close and kissed me. Really kissed me. I was never the same after that. He walked me to my door. I wrote down his name because I still couldn't remember ...:)
I gave him my phone number.
He said he'd call. God, I hope so I thought..I hoped he didn't think I was silly and dumb.He didn't. He called me at work the next day! He tracked me down. How, I'll never know.
We became inseperable. He would leave only to go back to his apt. and sleep.

I went to visit my parents and was telling my Mom about this fabulously cool guy I'd met. She said " tt, you're talking different about this guy" I told her" Well, that's because I'm going to marry this one...he hasn't asked me yet, but he will."

Four days after our first meeting he showed up late at my apt.. He had a funny look on his face and swept me up in his arms, gave me the most loving kiss I'd ever had and we melted to the floor....just sat there staring at each other. Finally he pulled a box out of his pocket. I gasped. He said he knew we hadn't known each other very long but that he really didn't have a lot of time. His waiver had come through and he was set to leave in about 3 weeks for San Diego...

Looking straight into my eyes, he said " tt, will you marry me?" as he opened the box.
I gasped again...which I still do when I'm surprised :) and threw my arms around him and said simply.."yes".

So what -we thought....
So what if we haven't known each other very long....
So what if we don't really know a lot about each other.....
We both knew one thing for sure.
We both fell in love....completely in love....the moment he walked into my apartment and our eyes locked.
We'd have plenty of time to get to know one another after we were married. I ran to my BFF's room and tried to wake her and show her....I was ENGAGED!!! She slept through it all. She was really tired :) lol
He wrote a letter to my parents, telling them of his love for me and asking permission to marry me. He's always been a letter writer :)
They said ok. Stunned at the suddeness of it all...Daddy told him to treat me right.......
I met his parents. They were also stunned. Was this a rebound thing they wondered? NO. I was from a different side of the tracks than he was. Could he make me happy? YES!Could I made him happy? YES!
We spent every moment we could together. He baked me a cake and fixed me dinner for my birthday that July...earlier than the actual date, because he'd be gone by then. My BFF was to be a surprise.
It was.
He was to leave the next day.

I drove him to the bus station and waived goodbye. Tears streaming down my face. An ache in my heart I'd never known. Little did I know it would be the first of many.
We wrote each day. I planned our wedding.
We wrote of love and missing each other....of the hardships of Bootcamp and being separated...of the joys we'd have once we were married.
Bootcamp lasted 13 LONG weeks.
He graduated Honorman of his platoon. October 25, 1973.
No one was there to see it. (This is something I've always regretted.)
He flew home and found me dressed up in my little 'hot pants' outfit waiting and squealing and jumping around the airport waiting area. He walked off the plane in his Dress Blues...I cried and ran to him!!!!
He stayed at my parents house with me. I had moved back home, after he left, to save money. We would be poor for a while but I didn't care. Hadn't I heard somewhere that people could live on love?.....
We honeymooned in Washington,D.C.. Staying with his sister and BIL taking in the sites. 2 weeks later he left again. For his formal school in Georgia. He was an M.P.
We got to be together again,that Christmas of 73. He surprised me once more....catching the last flight out going to Tulsa before a snow storm would close down our airport. The Taxi, piled high with people took the soldier home first :)
I cried and ran to him again when I answered the doorbell. We had another week together.
He left after Christmas for Camp Pendleton.
On Valentines day 1974....we were able to move into our first apartment as husband and wife...because my Mom ( bless her heart)drove with me to California to join him.

We spent our first year getting to know each other. Some days were easy...some were harder than others. The one constant we had was LOVE.
No arguement or dissagreement was as bad as the thought of being apart.
Love can conquer all.
It did.
It continues to.
it always will...with us.
Our love, somehow, grows deeper and deeper each year. How that's possible I'm not sure. How do you love someone more than you ever thought was possible?
It is...........
Forever and Always...........
He's my heart.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

sads and happys = life :)

Where do my days go???????
Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely comments. Ya'll totally rock!
My friends funeral was yesterday. Lord that was hard. Her Mom hugged me so squeezed out more tears. We sit with her every Sunday in church...and I always give her a hug and smooch....I'm thinking those will take on a different meaning from now on. My friends son...who looks just like her btw...talked about how she was a loving and beautiful person....her life...and how she'll be missed. Her daughter read a poem. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how they did it. Such an outpouring of love. I felt it hit my heart. I saw sunshine .
I had a hard time finding my mo-jo yesterday. So I just went with the tide. Some days are like that.

On to brighter things :)
Lovee's and my 35 wedding anniversary is tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And what have I got for Lovee? NOTHING!!!!! I know.....TT, get busy.
I have ideas, but the bulk of it may have to wait for a payday. :(

Hope you like reading ' how me met' stories...........cuz that's in the works. I'm in need of happy thoughts and that is at the top of my list right now.

I'm off to paint and spackle now. I was headed in that direction..actually just washed my face when the phone rang. It was my Sunshine gal..........she sang me the 'goodmorning' song. She's such a bright spot in my life....not sure what I did to deserve such a loving and caring gal...but I'm just going to roll with it. She's an old soul for sure.

Happy Tuesday ya'll! Let's make it count!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What's in your bag???

When we're born, we don't come with instructions. We don't know exactly what lies ahead of us.
We aren't handed a nice little shiny box with everything we'll need to scatter about in making our life. It's a day by day thing.
I do think there may be a plastic bag thrown in the mix somewhere along the line. A bag with our life in it. But, because it's not in a box, neatly arranged with instructions as to when to scatter pieces of our life, some things get thrown out in a not so logical order. That is the mystery. We just reach in and grab something and toss it out and see what happens. Not on purpose mind you. It's like, we're blindfolded and can't see what's picked. If we could see, I know things would proceed more cautiously and in an order we think it should be in. That's life....chaotic and imperfect and magical all thrown in together.
We take whatever life throws at us....ever hoping for the best. Dealing with disappointments and joys and sadness, sometimes all in one day.
And so it goes.

A childhood friend of mine left us Saturday. She was only 56. A massive stroke and heart attack was the cause. I'm sure that wasn't in the plan her Mom had for her...or her children...or her brother....or her husband. I'm sure that wasn't in her plan either. The bag just emptied in an order we wish it hadn't.

We went and visited her Mom today after church. The first thing she said to my Mom was" Oh my, how'd you ever let your baby boy go? I just don't know how to do it. It's not supposed to be this way."
It has brought my brothers death to the front of Mom's mind. Mom did the best she could to comfort her...but really, what can be said.

She was only 2 years older than me. When we were small I wanted to be her. She was so pretty and popular. She didn't have that awkward stage that most of us have. She was always pretty. Sad, usually, but pretty.
Depression fell out of her bag early on. It grabbed hold of her and never quite let go. I think she forgot to grab more things out of that bag....depression puts blinders on you ...
I think sadness was all she saw.

So, I looked into my very worn bag today to see if I could get a glimpse of what may lay ahead. I saw so many possibilities. Some shiny things are there along with everyday stuff...laundry and chores...but I saw hugs and kisses......smiles and giggles....Lots and lots of love....rainbows and frogs and ladybugs.....laughter and and wiggles....and comfort. I saw enough to make me hopeful.

That's what I wish for everyone. I hope your bag is filled with enough hopefulness to make the corners turn up everyday.

I hope I get to empty my bag before I have no more tomorrows. I know for sure, I'm going to do my best to accomplish that. If I succeed, yay for TT. If not, I hope someone grabs what's left of it and pours it out to be caught in the wind. Maybe the shiney parts will land in someone elses bag that needs it more than I did.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

pics of Love!!! you can see, although don't look too close cuz it's late and I'm looking a wee bit rough and have 'hairfuck' ..;) Lovee surprised me yet again!! I have some new 'bling' hanging from my ears and neck!!!! RUBIES!!!! My birthstone....and my final anniversary present. I know....our anniversary isn't until the 29th of October....but Lovee....he just can't sand to wait. Am I upset about that?? Hell NO!!
these are the earrings! There are 2 hearts. Lovee said his heart was on top of my larger heart...I beg to's as plain as the freckles on my face who has the larger heart....I don't really care...I see 2 hearts...OURS!!

This is the necklace. Rubies encircling a diamond heart. Wanna know what he said when he gave this one to me? Of course you
he said I captured his heart when we met 35 years ago!!!!!!!! Does it get any better than that??? Not in my book.

This is a pic of the two of them....they came in these cute velum bags w/ red tissue paper...Lovee and I both love red. Hummmmmmm...go figure. :)

Another surprise was this black 'paint' box he gave me yesterday. Seriously!!! he's just full of surprises. He just marches his handsome self into the Ulta stores all the time. No joke. You should see him whenever I or Sunshine need to go Bra shopping.....lemme tell ya....he's the 'gogetmethissize' guy...and never bats an eye and even chooses others....anywhoodle...
He knows what a Paint and Spackle whore kind of gal I am...and indulges me.
I find myself wondering just what I did to be so lucky. I know we're both just makes me wonder...
That's my guy!
He loves me awful!!
I love him awful..........forever and always.

Grape dumping on the light side

Let's see...where to begin?

Got together with my BFF Friday evening after 'work'. The company she works for has a corporate house so we met there. She brought dinner from our fav restaurant AND dessert!!!! We just spent time together, talking and laughing...sharing....leaking....quality time. Our evening started about 6:45. The next time I noticed the time it was about 11pm. The next time we looked, it was about 2 AM!!!! Saturday morning.... Seriously!! We've always been that way. Ever since we were 16. We can talk for hours about everything and nothing. Fortunately, there were no adult beverages involved so only getting about4 hours sleep wasn't too bad the next morning. I did manage to get in a wee nap in the afternoon...for about an hour....then hit the rack about 8 that night. Pooped. lol..........That makes 2 Fridays in a row for me to be up waayyyyyy later than my body likes. I gotta allow for fun times time limits on that.
And just for the record....she gets me! I'd be lost without her.

Yesterday I got to add plumber to my Beck andCall girl resume'. The handle on the downstars toilie has been wacky for a while now....I finally broke it all the way yesterday. At least that's what the Mom said. So...what does an uberly skilled B&C do??? Goes to Lowe's and buys a handle. Yep........I think the Mom was scared. She kept telling me to call Lovee to do it. but, did I? hell no!!!! I do have a brain....I'm capable of doing some things I don't normally do. Hello!!!
I told her if I couldn't fix it, it would only be because I don't have a lot of strength in my hands. but guess what?? I did it!!!! I did the happy dance and 'woo-hoo'd' myself.
so, take that MOM! ha

I forgot to tell you....the other day when Lovee gave me an early anniversary present...the bracelet...he also gave me some new smelly. Well, we call it'd probably call it cologne. lol Love it!!!!!
And then this morning, before he left for work, he gave me ANOTHER present. I tell ya...that man is doing some major spoiling on me. This time it's some more Paint and Spackle!! He loves shopping at Ulta and has managed to supply me with so much'll take years for me to use it all up!! Seriously!!! It's in a black case and if full of gorgeous colors. OOO la-la!
I'm a 'container' person. I love containers. Boxes of all shapes and that odd??? hummm.........don't care.
Paint and boxes.....can't go wrong there.

My sweet gal, ETK and her love, had to call their Grand Canyon vacay short. They were there with # 2 son and his lovely, Alli. A death in the family. Sadness. Such sadness.

It's raining here today. That means Dad won't be golfing. Mom will be relieved b/c she has a 'pain' Dr. appt. today and she was afraid it would interfere with me picking Dad up. You know...she's not happy unless she's got something to worry about. Well, chicken biskets....that means she won't be happy today....nothing to worry about.........Oh wait....yes she's raining...that means all her achy spots will be hurting really bad and she'll worry about that. Thank goodness.........we gotta keep her happy...don't cha know.

Gotta new paint set is calling me.
Pics of the case..........later.
Happy hump day!! ;) yea, I'm bad like that

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sending loves and hugs to Char!!!!

I think some of you may read or have read Char.....She lives in Arkansas and is taking care of her Mom and Dad. Her Dad's really had a time of it lately....and lost his battle.

Char is made of some really tough stuff.....she's lost 2 husbands and built a house to care for her parental her precious Dad is gone.

If you're so inclined, you may want to just pop in there to hand her a little drink or twelve...give her a big ol squeeze....or a slap on the hiney.....just to let her know she's not alone in this.

Thanks're the bestest!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Lighter side of life...:)

Guess who made me dinner yesterday????? Uh-huh....Lovee! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! A big ol fat juicy roast,spuds and carrots... a man in the kitchen..just makes ya feel loved doesn't it!Thought I'd show you the finished product of our kitchen redo...a wee actually started the beginning of the year....but now it's DONE!!! I've got Monkey valences....:)....and on the window seat that Lovee built....old 'red handle' stuff on the other treasures and junk , the new beadboard Lovee put on the wall and you can see some of the tile.

I found this on the table yesterday. Our Anniversary is soon and it just drives him nucking futs to have a gift for me and not give it....ha ha....this wasa Brighton charm's got a purse,martini bling glass,ladybug, a 'T' with a heart on the bottom, a teardrop with a dove and peace. Wayyyyyyyyyy cool and groovy! He loves me something awful and I'm the happiest woman around....
This is a closer version....he wrote me a'll have to squint to read it. ;)....

And Sunshine gal came over for dinner thursday.....i had to take a picture of her bad self!! Lawdy...she's getting so dang skinny....she's down 30 POUNDS!~~~ Seriously!! Hussy. She's a cutie pie though! ...with big dimples ...

I had to take a pic of her and Lovee too......she's such a Daddy's girl. Hummmmmmm, wonder where she got that??.....ha ha

Thank all of you who commented about my Daddy post. Some days are easier ya know....some days just beat me to the ground. It's all good though. I've been at this for about a year and a half and I'm finally coming to terms with it. I'm a slow learner.
but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything....
Well............maybe a gieffingnormous bar of Chocolate..............maybe?...with nuts maybe...possibly......lemme think about it for a while

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Daddy story

The other day while I was giving my Dad a hair cut he asked me a question. The following is how that went.

tt: I'm not going to buzz your hair b/c it's getting chilly and you'll need a bit of hair covering your head.
D: (chuckling) ok, whatever you think's best. Am I sitting right?
tt: we go.
minutes pass....................................................................
tt: Sorry Dad, I've got to get this bit of hair out of your ears.( he winced)
D: that's ok. Do you do this to Lovee?
tt: no, he cuts his own. I just check it afterwards.
D: Oh..........( pause )
D:, do you have hair under your arms?
tt: Ummmmmm,( chuckling ) yes, why?
D: You do?
tt: yea, Dad why?
D: well, because I do too. How do you get rid of it?
tt: What? I...uh.......shave.
D: You shave? you use and electric shaver?
tt: No, I use a safety razor. Why are you so interested in underarm hair Dad?
D: Well I noticed all this hair and I don't like bothers me....I don't think it should be there.
tt: It's ok Dad. You're a guy and guys are allowed to have hair under their arms. It's only women who shave.
D: Really? Why's that?
tt: It's just the way things are. Guys can go outside w/o their shirts and they only have to shave their faces. Women have to wear a shirt, shave their legs and underarms and be more covered up.
D: really? ( looks confused)
tt: Yep, that's just the way things are, so you don't need to worry about shaving under your underarms.
D: Well, ok...but it bugs me.
tt: There, we're all finished...does it feel better to get those eyebrows cut too?
D: Yea, now I won't have to push them out of my eyes anymore. Not an electric shaver but a safety razor?
tt: yep.....but you don't need to do anything. It's perfectly ok for you to keep that hair under your arms.
D: Well, ok, but I don't think it should be there.
tt: I think Millionaire is on. Lets go watch it ok?
D: oh yea....your mother likes that. Thanks babe. Is the hair off of me now?
tt: yep.....
D: Ok...put my necklace back on then you can relax.
tt: ok, thanks Dad.
D: you're welcome babe...and thank you.

( he's worn a gold necklace for 20 years or so)

He shuffled off into the den, sat in his chair and started reading the paper. Again. The subject never came up again. I however, have been mulling it over and over.....
He no longer sees his leopards and tigers..........but is confused about body hair. At least he smiled when he talked about his animal friends. The hair...not so much. Total confusion.

I went upstairs later and saw his can of deodorant sitting on the vanity and got this whole mental picture thing about what probably happened. I'm thinking when he lifted his arm to spray, for some reason, he noticed the hair and got confused. He wondered how it got there. And whenever there's a question, ask tt. She'll know.

Mental decline is hard to watch. Especially when it's my Dad. Sisterlittle and I are both Daddy's girls.

Whenever we talk, his most frequently used line is " I just don't understand..............".
Mom doesn't understand a lot anymore either. Dad will often ask me to read an article in the paper. Mom wants me to read it outloud so she can hear it too. She's more blind than him and can't read anything anymore. So, I read. Afterwards, Dad often says " So, what does that mean?" We'll discuss it. He'll ask Mom what she thinks and she'll say" I don't know, my comprehension is really bad." Dad will mumble something about how his is too, about some

It makes my heart hurt.

Lovee thinks it's only a matter of time before they'll want me to stay with them all the time. That's not an option for me to even think obout right now. I need to go home at with my Lovee and be able to 'take my pack off'. I need the down time. I need time to let MY brain absorb everything that went on during the day. You know how my grape is.....I've got to put things in my graple storage boxes......sort them out....find space for all the nonscence stuff...
One day...........maybe...........but let's hope it's later rather than sooner.

Dad is playing golf today. It's Friday. He and his's 92 and the other is 9 holes. No one keeps score anymore. It's just for fun. :)
Mom gets her hair done while that's going on.
I sit and read magazines...wander around the shopping center....and think.

Hearts can take a beating can't they?
Yet, they keep going.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Early morning rambling grape squishers

1. I HATE having my picture taken. All I see is my Mom...not me. and my smile is way crooked. Not to mention I'm a wee bit too fluffy for my eyes to handle.

2. Mom was smiling from ear to ear yesterday. Why? Because I was back. Lovee says I'm their security blanket. Probably so.

3. I had a dream the other night that my Dad died. In the dream he told my Uncle " If you're hurting this much you might as well be dead" he died.

4. Brought the Parentals up to see the finished tile project....they've been anxious to see it. That's all they talked about yesterday. Seriously. That and what's our next project going to be.
Made me tired just thinking about it. My fingernails are just beginning to adjust.

5. Christmas is almost here. Have I shopped? No. Pfft.....................

6. I get my tatah's squished Monday. life is full of fun times.

7. People drive realllly fast in Chicago.

8. I get quiet if I'm out of my comfort zone. Must not happen very often b/c I just realized this. I'm how old?????

9. I'm going to be a greatgrandma in November! Seriously. # 1 sons-first wife's oldest son is going to be a Daddy. Yep...I live in Oklaeffinghoma. Life is grand. Really...I'm excited.

10.My back is killing me this morning. I have Degenerative Disk Desease. Pain pills aren't an option when I'm in the 'Beck and Call Girl" mode. SHITFUCKDAMN It's gonna be a looooooonnnggggggggggg day.

11. ETK and her sweetie are going on vacay to the Grand Canyon with our #2 son and his lovely, Alli today. We LOVE the GC!! Lovee and I went there for something anniversary.

12. Our 35th wedding anniversary is this month!!!! The 29th! Woo-hoo!!!!!!
And 'they' said it wouldn't last. Ha! Fooled them huh!

13. I don't like this number.,..silly I know.

14. Our neighbors to the south........suck!

15. I've gotta go.......Dad plays golf on Wednesdays....( I cute is that!)

16. Where the heck did R.E.H. go anyway ? It totally bugs me that he seems to have been swallowed up somewhere. I hate loose ends.

Have a good 'humpty' day ya'll.
Remember to think good thoughts.........
it's all good if you wake up on this side of the grass. ;)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shout out to Farmer*s wife...

Just a thought this morning......something for Farmer*s Wife to try......Yea, I'm like that...I wake up thinking about her. :)
Try this. You won't regret all!!!!!!

I'm just saying ;)

Monday, October 13, 2008

For a good time go to.............

For the REAL story of our weekend in Chicago, I highly suggest you go to Cheekmonkeys blog right here. She did a fabulous wrap up of our time. She may be a wee bit biased in her views of things and happenings but...that's ok.......

I'M NOT AFRAID!!!!!!!!!!

Girl weekends are the bestest ever............especially when you drunk dial this wonderfully fabulous woman here. I mean, seriously......who's up in the very wee hours of the morning???? ....she is....not because she's waiting for the drunken Ho-bitches ladies to call....but because she's having a really hard time with her broken ankle.! That totally sucks! I heart her something awful !! Seriously!!! ETK and Monkey are doing some serious stalking on her....Go wish her a speedy recovery and drop her some love!!

AND..........if you go ETK's can go to her Flickr account and see ALL the drunkin-Ho-I'm not afraid-bitch pics wonderful pics she took with her fabulous camera.
I'm not afraid..............don't you be!!!!!!!!!!!! got that right....

ETK showing me some love :) I thought she was asleep...that's what she does when she's in a car after taking an antihistamine don't cha know.....but I guess not.

Guess what???

Guess who got carded at the bar????????? Sure as hell wasn't me!!!!!!!! ;)

A few more..... :)

We're all set to hit the town!!! Wanna know the best way to get me to change my clothes? Of course we you do....just say" Are you wearing that?" Yep...that'll do it. :) I did. Thank gawd!!! Aren't they the cutest??!!We had fabulous Indian food...after the cab driver dropped us off in BFE!! We finally fond our destination and let me tell you....Fipps and Mingo were very happy to see each other!!
After some liquid refreshments at the restaurant....we found a busy bar ( busy is an understatement!) Fipps was kind enough to share with Cheekymonkey....he's like that don't cha know. Aren't they cute...beak to beak..........{[gigglesnort}}

The fab youngins'!!!!!! This was at the end of our night...somewhere around 2:30 or so!!!!!! SFD!!! This one of the few shots I have that weren't blurry! Can you believe that?? Not sure what happened to my camera ;) Fipps was happy as you can tell. Doing a bewbie snuggle.
Fortunately a passer-by person...I'm not really remembering that part very clearly.... took our pic. Friends of CM met us at the bar and we had a terrific time....Ms C and her sister Ms K were a HOOT!!!!!!!! I totally adore them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The whole Fam Damily....the Cheekymonkeys!!!!!!!! WE went to a Punpkin farm....too fun!!!
There's a monkeyboy in there somewhere... my version of 'Where's Waldo'...(gigglin') He had soooo much fun looking for just the right one.

Mr. Hottie himself.....that would Mr. Cheekymonkey to ya'll! Looking all buff in the wagon . Can you tell how much fun he was having?? He's a great guy!! Seriously!!!!!!!
Afterwards we changed our clothes....again........SFD.......I forgot a couple a couple of blouses I was going to I looked a wee bit matronly and frumpy for the rest of the trip! rugged for our dinner and bar hopping trip later on....Oh was still fun. For real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A wee teaser :)

Geesh........where to start??!!

First off, the flight up to Chicago was great. No problems at all. Of course I visited a pub in the airport for s bit of liquid courage the form of a double. HA! And then on the plane, Fipps helped me consume another...what a guy! If you ever have to fly on an Express flight...where there's 1 row of seats on the pilots side and 2 on the co-pilots side....opt for the pilots side!!! Great place to sit. IMO of course. :)

Lovee has gone to p/u the parentals to show them our finished tile project. They're chompin' at the bit to see it and they're here....gotta go.

More later.........patience peeps!