Monday, March 31, 2008

A Huge grape out...

I have a best friend. We've known each other since we were 15. Almost 40 years!!!! We've been through a lot together . But I have a problem... with her. Actually it's probably a problem with myself but I'm putting it on her.
She doesn't call me.
I'm not sure why. She just doesn't. If I didn't call her I think I'd never hear from her again. And that...bothers me. We get together 2 maybe 3 times a year. Which I guess is ok, but she never calls. She may send me an email when one of our 'events' are coming up. We get together for the 1964 concert each year in June or July. She'll email me with the dates and times and we'll arrange to meet for dinner first. We go in separate cars though. We sometimes get together for her Birthday...if I call and arrange something....but not mine. We get together for the State Fair. And then....well, that's about it. I've been taking her Christmas presents over to her daughters house a week or so before Christmas or she'd never get them. I haven't had a Christmas present from her in 2 or 3 years. She's said I'm not allowed at her house anymore because because she's got too many cats and I'm allergic.
We were closer when Lovee and I lived all over. We'd both call at least once a month if not more. When we were stationed in Texas and she was here in Ok...we'd meet in Dallas, the half way mark, for a girls weekend.
After we retired back here, we got together quite often. But something changed and I'm not sure what it was. She has said she's become a loner. She's been divorced for a long time and seems quite content to go to work and care for her animals and visit her daughter and her hubby and her grandson. But where do I stand in this equation? When I started this blog I told her about it. She seemed indifferent to the idea. I was never sure if she even read it until I got an email from her about one of my topics. Our outside cat Tabby. My 'bff' didn't like what I said and let me know in no uncertain terms that my thinking was jacked up. Hummm, ok. She told me she wouldn't be reading my blog anymore. Later on, at the fair, she asked what all had been going on in my life and I asked her if she'd been reading my blog. She said no she prefers to get her information "this way; in person". So I filled her in on some stuff and that was it.

It stays on my mind though. Why doesn't she initiate any calls. I know I should ask her but I suppose I'm afraid of what the answer will be. I should have put 'confrontation' on my list of things I don't like. I really don't like that at all. If I tell her it's been bothering me then I'll have to deal with the outcome....and I guess that scares me. Sad isn't it?
I keep remembering my 50th birthday. Lovee and the urchins threw me a surprise party. ( boy that would have been some great pictures!!) A friend from work had gotten me out of the house for the day. When we got home and all the hoopla died down some I saw her. I gave her a big hug and said" How come I haven't heard from you" she said she was sorry but that she'd do better. That was it.
How do you put a 40 year old relationship on the back burner??
I know we're busy. But heck, my folks house is only about 2 miles from where she works and maybe 5 miles from her house. She knows I'm there all the time. She knows how hard what I'm doing for my parentals is.
I've called her...several times. And she always seems happy I've called. But it's never reciprocated.
So, what do ya'll think I should do?
Call her and just ask her ....
let it go and just try and accept it for what it is.

I'm confused.

my " I don't like list"....

1. Google reader
2. Stuck up people
3. road rage
4. sarcasim 24/7/365
5. ignorance
6. dismemberment in movies
7. liver and onions
8. sloppy neighbors
9. 'friends' who ignore me ( that probably needs explaining but I'll save it for another post)
10. having to ask permission
11. death
12. being away from Lovee
13. forgetting things

There's more I'm sure but my brain is just way too relaxed today to remember them. We had thunderstorms today which always make me sleepy. I wasn't productive at all because of it but I'm telling myself it's ok. A wee bit of down time is good yes?
Lovee fixed our dinner early today. Which was one of my all time favorite meals. Salmon patties and spinich and spuds! Mmmmmmmm good! Of course, our bellies got all full which led to us having the 'little pig' syndrome. Lovee needed a nap so I decided to read blogs. We were watching the last of our rented DVD's American Gangster...which is interesting so far. I just hate that someone as violent as this guy is made famous through a film. Well, he was famous before the film with the other gangster people I guess, years ago, but I'd never heard about him. So why are we watching it??? Good question. My only response to that is ..Denzel. H.O.T!!!! Not sure Lovee thinks that way** snicker-snicker** but it works for me. :)
Better go finish it.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


So, Lovee and I rented 3 videos on date night. We got through 1/2 of the first one before we got sleepy. That one was, Dave in Real Life. It's a cute movie; rather predictable but we enjoyed it. Steve Carrell is a hoot in any movie he's in. We finished it yesterday afternoon.

After that was over we decided to take the plunge and watch Brokeback Mountian. We finished that just a while ago. What do I say about that? It wasn't as shocking as I'd been led to believe. Actually I thought it was a tragic love story. I got throat lumps more than a couple of times. Why is it so hard for people to understand love? A man and a woman...2 women...2 men....who cares. It's love. I would hate to be told I wasn't allowed to be with my Lovee because he was a! So what? That's part of what attracts me to him. If the situation were reversed and man/woman relationships were scorned at....I'd still have to go with my heart. Life is too short to live w/o someone who gets you clear to your soul. That's just my opinion. I don't think Lovee felt as deeply as I did for the characters...but he did say it was a very sad movie.

The next movie we've got to watch is American Gangster. That has Denzel Washington. Woo-hoo..what a hottie. Not sure if I'm going to like him being the bad guy. I prefer him as the good guy. We'll see. He a fabulous actor though. One of my favs.

So, have any of ya'll seen these Movies? What are your thoughts??
That's it. Lovee and I have to take the parentals to a funeral this evening before we take them to dinner. Lovely. I think we may opt for getting pizza and taking it back to their house. Works for me.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Not sure why but last week seemed long. It ended on a fantastic note though. Lovee asked me out! Yep, we had a date night on Friday. Woo-hoo! He actually texted me and asked if I'd like to have "dindin out" . Hell yes I said. He even said he didn't mind how long the wait would be; which is rare b/c he's usually so pooped by Friday that all he wants to do it veg around the house. Truth be too. But when I got home from the parentals and walked into the house I could smell him. nice.
We ended up at Outback and only had about a 30 minute wait. Delicious! Then we went to the video store and rented some (3) movies. We got about a quarter of the way through the first one before we got sleepy and decided to hit the hay. It was so nice to go out...just the two of us.
Ahhh my Lovee. He loves me. :)
I saw a car, a jeep actually, on the highway yesterday weaving in and out of traffic, coming up behind me. I was thinking how completely stupid the driver was being b/c of all the traffic. Then he cut in front of me to get to the same off ramp as I was on! Shithead!!! Then I saw the reason. It was right there, on the back glass in bold letters.......

Yep, that about says it all. I wanted to run up to him and yell..." it's a highway, not a racetrack asswipe"!!!! But the light turned green and he literally made tracks and sped off.
The Dad has a new hearing aid. Uh-huh. That's been fun. I've had to put it in for him every morning. I'm thinking we may have to get a different kind. One that's easier to get into his ear.
Just a thought.
This Thursday is his appt. w/ the Brain Surgeon. Should be interesting to say the least.

Seems as though the backspace button is my favorite key today so I'm stopping.
Think we'll watch a video.......Brokeback Mountain should be interesting don't cha think?? ;)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My sweet Squiddly

I'm usually up in the A.M. by 5:15. I'm in bed by 9 ...usually...sometimes 10ish. so i average, what/....7 hours a night or so?? Mkay....last night i got maybe 4 1/2. I'm too freaking old to only get 4 1/2....
but i just couldn't help myself. We had sooo much to catch up on and to talk about. A didn't want to quit when i did. I wanted it to go on forever. I couldn't stop looking at him and listening to him talk about different subjects and issues. I just can't express how much he means to us. I'm not going into his whole background because that would be just plain wrong...but..........if you knew the shit that boy's been through and then to see what he's made of his's just amazing!! ( reminds me of someone else I hold very dear to my heart!!) He's going to retire from the Navy in about 3 years. Then he'll join a( P.D. or Sheriff) department somewhere close to where they live.
I just wish we'd had more time.
Is there ever enough time?


Sorry....I'm just so sleepy today. Squiddly got in last night. YAY!!! I had already fixed the lasagna and bread the night before so we wouldn't be rushed. Lovee got it all heated up and ws waiting on us both. i got home just about 15 minutes before S did. And...just in case you're wondering...... he's got rings around his mid section for all my hugs!! :) Geesh I love that kid!!!!!
We ate and talked and talked and talked...........and talked some more. Lovee had to give it up about 9 but S and I didn't give it up untill after midnight!!!! Can I get a big ol' shitfuckdamn!!! Amen sisters and brothers!!!
We talked some more this morning and we both left the house about 9. Me to go to the parentals and he to get on the road to Quantico.
Wanna know the sucky part????? I didn't get one elfing picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
I'm lame........
I'm grounded!!!
I'm stoopidly tired......
More tomorow......only 2 1/2 more hours here...................I sincerely hope............. tired..........

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rated..... E... ;)

Today i received an award from the most Excellent Diane. I should mention that I'm not sure what I did to deserve this but I've graciously accepted it and will honor her by passing it on to bloggers who I think are most Excellent.

The envelope please..........................and here they are in random order..............


We are supposed to award this to at least 10 other blogs but I don't read that many...well, actually I do but some of them have already received this one.

So ya'll come on over and pick up your Excellent award over there on my sidebar and blog on!
If you want to see the actual rules, check out my post below and go to Diane's blog.
Thanks again!!
And congrats!!!!

For me???? really????

As soon as I can get ahold of my 'tech support' person, aka ETK...I'll post some awards!!!! The ever inspiring Diane passed one on to me. Whenever I feel like my life is spiraling out of control or if I think tt's world is getting crazy, I'll pop on over to read her. She's amazingly in control of something that can't be me anyway. :)
Actually there are a lot of ppl I think this of. So, I'll pass the awards on with a hearty THANK YOU!!!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just a reminder....I'll be my Dad one day....

I got this in an email today. I've got it before and I think I may have even posted it...but i can't remember!!! Anyway......welcome to my day:

> Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention
> Deficit Disorder.
> This is how it manifests:
> I decide to water my garden.
> As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and
> decide it needs washing.
> As I start toward the garage,
> I notice mail on the porch table that
> I brought up from the mail box earlier.
> I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
> I lay my car keys on the table,
> Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
> And notice that the can is full.
> So, I decide to put the bills back
> On the table and take out the garbage first..
> But then I think,
> Since I'm going to be near the mailbox When I take out the garbage
> anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
> I take my check book off the table,
> And see that there is only one check left.
> My extra checks are in my desk in the study, So I go inside the house
> to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
> I'm going to look for my checks,
> But first, I need to push the Coke aside So that I don't accidentally
> knock it over.
> The Coke is getting warm,
> And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it
> As I go toward the kitchen with the Coke, A vase of flowers on the
> counter Catches my eye--they need water.
> I put the Coke on the counter and
> Discover my reading glasses that
> I've been searching for all morning.
> I decide I better put them back on my desk, But first I'm going to
> water the flowers.
> I set the glasses back down on the counter, Fill a container with
> water and suddenly spot the TV
> Someone left it on the kitchen table.
> I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the
> remote, But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, So I
> decide to put it back in the den where it
> But first I'll water the flowers..
> I pour some water in the flowers,
> But quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
> So, I set the remote back on the table, Get some towels and wipe up
> the spill.
> Then, I head down the hall trying to
> Remember what I was planning to do.
> At the end of the day:
> The car isn't washed
> The bills aren't paid
> There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
> The flowers don't have enough water,
> There is still only 1 check in my check book,
> I can't find the remote,
> I can't find my glasses,
> And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
> Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done
> I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn
> And I'm really tired.
> I realize this is a serious problem,
> And I'll try to get some help for it, But first I'll check my
> e-mail....

Never ending story.....

The Dad has a new thing to say to me. If I'm there with them it's " You need to tell me what to do" or " I have a delimma...what should I do". If I'm not there and he wants to know something he'll call me and say" I need you to tell me what to do" or " Where were you when I needed you to tell me what to do". Really....It disturbs me in a way. Because it makes me think that he's getting to the point where he can't or isn't comfortable in making decisions. Does anyone understand how sad this makes me? Not just those instances either....He questions everything that goes on...well almost. Enough to make me tired...really tired in about ....oh.....2 hours. That's it. Two hours after I get there I'm mentally pooped. The rest of my 6 or 7 hours I sometimes spend trying to avoid him. I've talked about this before I think.....but it really hurts my feeling when I do that. Yea, I hurt my own feelings.. What's up with that??
He's still in the 'let's clean out the garage' mode. OMG....he keeps finding stuff that's broken, wanting to get it fixed; wondering where it came from in the first place; willing to pay, ohh...3 0r 4 bucks to get it fixed....endless stuff....he found 5 phones...f.i.v.e....and wanted to know what I was going to do with them. Huhhhh......"nothing found them" " no I didn't, you said you were going to do something with them" " I'll throw them in the trash for you because they don't work but that's all I would do with them" " Well, ok go ahead"...!! 2 days before we had that conversation he brought the phones into me and said" who's phones are these...we didn't have a phone like this".." yes you was in the kitchen the others were......etc." He swore they weren't his!
If that were the end of the conversation it wouldn't be so bad. But it keeps going...
it's never ending.
I hope the visit w the Brain Surgeon helps.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

one more thing.....

I'm baking a cake at the moment. It's for our # 1 sons first wife. Her Birthday is Friday and I promised her I'd make her favorite Vegetable Pizza ( 2 of them!) and our families, favorite-secret-recipe, cake. Tonight I'll prep the veggies for the pizza and put it together in the morning. We're going up to her casa tomorrow after we all get off work. Yay!! Actually double-yay! I'll get to see the grandurchins then too!!!!!!!! Because of my work schedule with the parentals, we don't get to see them as often as I'd like. :(
As you can probably tell, I've got a problem turning loose of people. Once someone gets into my heart, they're usually there to stay. And just b/c they couldn't get the marriage to work doesn't mean I have to loose her, right? I still love her something awful. After all, she's the mother of 2 +4 of my grandurchins. ( 2 from # 1 son and 4 from other husbands...i know.....but it's not the kids fault, plus they're in my heart too)
Then tomorrow I have to make another cake and prep for Easter dinner at the parentals! Geesh....Um...I think I'm gonna be tired come Monday. But, that's ok....I keep telling myself that. Lovee is fabulous in the the Help department...he'll do anything to further my causes.
Fun times are ahead.
Update on the Dad...............
Some 'irregularities' were found from his brain tests. So on the 3rd of April we'll be seeing a Brain Surgeon for a consult!! What???? We don't know what 'irregularities' were found.....but possibly......something can be fixed? We'll see. The original Dr. was looking for something similar to Hydro-encephalitis ( or however you spell it) in babies. Something where too much fluid builds up in the brain. IF, he has that, then a shunt can be put in to drain the excess into his abdomen. Bless his heart, whenever he remembers it he gets scared. It's all Greek to me. He evidently has several 'earmarks' to this dizziness, 'drunk' walking, Dementia, a feeling of 'fullness' in the head.....etc. Stay tuned. More of this to come.

We're getting a visitor .....!!! not of the Mouse variety either

So on Wednesday, we get to see our Squiddly!!!!! There's a pic of him and his lovely wife on my side bar. I'm soooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's driving out to Virginia, from California, to go to the FBI National Academy at Quantico. Lovee got to go there back in I think. It's a 'feather in your cap' kind of thing for law enforcement people. It's been waaayyyyyyyyy to long since we've seen him. Possibly 7 years or so, maybe longer. He's going to retire this year from the Navy..... I think.

Anyway, he'll be here one night, which isn't much but as I always say...some time is better than no time. Right? Then......after graduation, he and the lovely Mrs. Squiddly and their beautiful boy urchins will stop in for a visit. She and the youngin's are flying out there to see him graduate. How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully I'll get some good pictures to post.
He isn't actually an 'official-biological' urchin. But like so many others, we call him ours. That's just the way we roll. We're collectors I guess. We collect urchins. There's always room for one more right?
So........let's get to the weekend and get it done.....I hate to waste a perfectly good weekend but I'm anxious......and bring on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eeeeeeek !!!!! I saw a mouse.......

Actually I think there may be several! So whilest at the
Wal~mart yesterday, I got some traps. I hate to kill them but I'm just not up to sharing our house with a tribe of I watched one crawl under my linen closet yesterday morning. It was kinda funny. He/she/it had to get real flat to do that. Pretty impressive if you ask me. I'm sure that's just par for the course in the mouse world but in tt's world....impressive. Then, then.... after dinner last night I was telling Lovee about the traps I'd bought and how he'd have to check on them b/c I just couldn't umm....dispose.... ( sounds heartless doesn't it!) of them....cuz that meant I'd have to touch them***shutter-shutter** and what did I see as I opened the closet door in the laundry room??? I swear it was a movie-star mouse! It did one of those, try-to-run-but-the-floor-is-too-slick-and-I can't-get-any-traction moves. Seriously! Cracked me up! Best performance I've ever seen of a mouse. Really! Oscar material here.
Anyway, Lovee sets the traps and....... viola;'s curtains; acting career is over!.
This morning, we morned the loss of two more Mighty-Mouses. Sad actually. I mean, what harm were they doing? Lovee said there was plenty of harm we just haven't seen it yet. I know they breed faster than rabbits but actually I think they're kinda cute. I know....silly tt!

Hola....I mean hello .......

Ya know, sometimes when my cell rings I answer "Hola". Well, not anymore! Yesterday, whilst I was in ye old Wal~mart grocery shopping, my phone rings and as usual I answer 'Hola'...well a mans voice said 'Hola' right back. ( I saw a number I didn't recognise but ETK calls me from different numbers at times so I assumed it was going to be her)... I thought for a couple seconds...that doesn't sound like anyone I I said 'hola' again. Well, a mouth full of Spanish greets me from the other end of that line!!!!!! Well, obviously they had a wrong number so I kept saying 'No habla espaniol' while giggling. Really! I'm walking down an isle in the Wal~mart saying 'no espaniol', 'no espaniol'. I felt so silly it cracked me up. I kept thinking that he was thinking someone was playing a joke on him. :) It only lasted a few seconds and I hung up. Well, a few seconds after that I get a text. Yep, you see whats coming don't ya? I see it's from the same number and's him! Here's what it said.
" para q me cuelgas qiero ser tu amigo". Uh huh.....seriously. Well I don't know much in Spanish, except how to cuss maybe or be polite....(that's really good tt....cuss or polite? opposites there!) so I'm not exactly sure what he said. I'm thinking it's telling me he boo-boo'd and thought I was his friend or something. Anyone know for sure???
Shopping the Wal~mart can be interesting sometimes. I almost asked a gal, who was obviously Mexican what it meant. But then I thought 'Naw....let's not go there tt. Let's just turn the phone off...mkkkay!'

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

'Food' for thought....:)

'Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches,
it's more like a jar of Jalapenos--
what you do today,
might burn your ass tomorrow.... '

Monday, March 17, 2008

Luck o' the Irish

Happy St. Paddy's day to ya!!!

I'm a mixed mutt. Irish,German,Dutch and Prussian?.....What a combo.

My thought for the day:

Paddy was a Saint......I ain't.

For a great read......

go visit Diane over at her blog. She always manages to inspire me at some level or another. This particular story about kids was great. Even if you aren't a 'kid' person, I think you'll enjoy it.
Thanks Diane!


I get the entire day off today!! Am I happy about it?? You're damn skippy I'm happy! ha ha
I know I don't work really hard like Lovee or some others at their jobs but I get mentally tired more often now a days. But, this is the first 'real' day off I've had in 2 weeks. Two weeks!! I can't begin to tell you how much I was looking forward to not hearing that alarm this morning. Seriously...
I actually woke up at 5:30...15 minutes after my regular wake up time, and thought...Oh great! I can finally sleep in but my body won't let me. But.....just rolled over did a wee snuggle with Lovee and fell back to sleep! YAY!!! Didn't get up untill 8!!

I had a little heart-jump when the phone started ringing though. I was afraid it would be the Mom. I just sat there feeling like my hiney was glued to the chair. I didn't want to answer it. Lovee did and came in to tell me it was.....the mom...!! Shitfuckdamn. He told me in a whisper not to make any decisions until I talked to him first. Awww...he's so protective....I think if they had needed me he would have gone in my place. ( he's my hero!!) Anyway, the Mom just wanted to tell me that the Dr. who had Dad do all those Hospital test called with the results.

Seems as though some 'irregularities' were found in his brain so she'll get an appt. set up with a Brain Specialist. Hummmm....Ok. The Mom is apprehensive but I'm going to remain upbeat about it. The Dr. had said if there is too much fluid around his brain then a shunt could be added to drain the extra into his abdomen.....thus clearing up his problems. Sounds good to me. The big 'but' is that she didn't specify what specific 'abnormalities' were found so we'll just have to wait. That I can do. keep the finners crossed.

Ok...I've done my Wal~mart run for the day.....(gotta keep those stocks up ya know).....doing some laundry.....listening to Lovee working in the yard.....HGTV is on in the background..... and I'm reading blogs. In my world it doesn't get much better than that.
I'm ok with'll do for now.
Because I've got this Monday off. High fives!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

a wee squish of the ol grape

It's Saturday and I'm home.
Been home for about 5 hours now.
Got the parentals to Dennys and got them fed and watered.
Took the Mom out shopping for new undies. life is full. ;)
****Left the Dad to his own devices during that time.****
We got home to find him tinkering in the garage looking for a chisel. Uh-huh....a chisel. Now what does he want with that I thought to myself. So I asked him. His reply " I want to chisel something". " Like what", I ask. " Just something". Hummm, That doesn't sound good to me but whatever, I'll help him look. We look and look but can't find one. So what does it mean when we can't find what he's looking for? Someone took it. Uh-huh.....someone came into his garage and took it. Or, maybe Lovee borrowed it for something and forgot to put it back. Either way, it's someone elses fault that we can't find it. Never mind the fact that he's a certified pack-rat. Never mind the fact that he's got Dementia. I think he's got about 100 golf ball every location you can imagine. Same with tees and screws and nails and ...get this....Pot Pie tins! Yep, those little aluminum tins that Banquet Pot Pies used to come in. He saved them. He's got stacks of them. Some of them have 'other' treasures in them some are for 'later'. He's probably got 10 rolls of tape. All dry rotted. Anything that should have been thrown away's in his garage. It's tidy though..... somewhat anyway. Stacked neatly on shelves he built eons ago. I think I counted 14 various locations.
Mom is a throwawayer as am I. Dad's a saver as is Lovee. Interesting isn't it.
Just think. In about 30 years ( if we're so lucky) One of our urchins may be going through Lovee's garage and saying...."Ummmm Dad, how come you've got a bunch of used toilet parts and 23 hammers in this box?" He'll probably reply that he used to have 25 hammers but someone borrowed it and didn't give it back.

People are funny huh.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Bring it on.. :)

Spring is a week away right? Well, Last night we had a preview of things to come. A good ol' thunderstorm. I LOVE those!!!! The air smells fresh and almost new if that's even possible. Storm clouds look totally different from snow clouds or regular winter clouds. I got all smiley when I took the muts outside for an after dinner "grass sprinkle'. Fresh wind,blowing rain, lightning,huge drops,rolling thunder.....even a wee bit of hail. Ahhhh.......the sounds of spring.

You know what I've always wanted to do? When it's storming...get a good book....a nice glass of wine or soda or milk..whatever my mood is at the time :), some chocolate; open the door and let that fresh smell in; turn on some soft tunes and drift into another world. Sounds heavenly to me.
Wonder why I haven't ever done that????
Or have I and I just forgot?'s only days away......bring it on!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Is it legal to leash your parentals??

I think I need to invent something. A leash for older people who go to the store with there caregivers! Seriously!! The parentals hadfasting blood tests this morning. The Mom actually looks forward to these b/c afterwards we go to Denny's for breakfast. Her favorite part of the week is spent there. That would be Saturday. Every Saturday!! We leave here @ 8:30 every-elfing-Saturday. ETK has joined us a few times. Good times for sure. Anyway, today after breakfast we went to the Wal-mart to pick up a couple's just across the street from Denny's. We decided from the start that we would stick together because they both needed my eyes to get their individual things. Mom needed an Easter Basket for a friends daughter. Dad needed a new combination lock for his locker at the club. I needed a few grocery items. Sounds easy enough right? WRONG!
We went to hardware first and discussed locks for about 10 minutes or so...uh-huh...10 minutes. Mom was being very patient, which is rare for her but I didn't complain. After Dad decided on which one he wanted we headed over to the grocery side to get my stuff and her Easter basket. Well, as soon as we found the baskets the Dad got antsie. He picked out a basket that had boy stuff in it...he didn't understand why we wanted 'girl' stuff. Ummm, it's for a girl Dad...not a boy...he never understood. It's all candy he says. Yes I tell him but it also has other toy stuff inside. He announces he's going up front to sit down and for me to find him when we were through. Ok....shouldn't be too hard. He has a favorite bench there. ( I's odd but you gotta remember who I'm dealing with here ;))So, Mom and i finish up and off we go( at a snails pace I might add...cuz she's using a walker ya know) and we get up front to pay and what do i see??? Not Dad that's for sure! He's no where to be found. I look all over the area and can't find him. Mom says he's probably in the restroom. Sounds likely I think so we pay for our stuff. Still no Dad. I deposit her to a bench; where the Dad SHOULD be- and go off to find him. I looked almost everywhere and was thinking about how to page him. He's near deaf and i wondered if he would even hear a page. Could I ask someone to go into the mens room and holler for him? Would he even hear it? Would it scare him? Then.....I spotted him. He's standing in the middle of the linens!! Wha......?
me: Where have you been??
Dad: What do you mean...I'm right here. Where's your Mother?
me: We already checked out..she's over on the bench where we thought you'd be. You said you'd wait up front....where were you/
Dad: I was over at the pharmacy.
me: That's the only place I didn't look! Why were you there?
Dad: Because I didn't pay for my stuff yet, you weren't here....and I didn't want to go past the checkout w/o paying..they might arrest me or I went over to the pharmacy and sat in their chair.
Me: Ok..let's check out
Dad; where's your Mother? we have to wait for her
me: we already checked out...she's waiting on a bench for us
Dad: where? i don't see her.
Me: Dad, she's ok...really....she's waiting for us on the bench....stay here and I'll go tell her I found you.....DON"T MOVE OK?!!!..........
Dad: wait you need the Money to pay for my stuff...
Me: Dad, you have the stuff and you're in line.....say here...I'll be right back.....Mom's on the move looking for us....STAY HERE!!!
Dad: What?? Where's your Mother?
me: ( hollering to Mom)---'I found him...wait right there...."
mom: ** looking around trying to find where that sound came from** "tt, is that you?"
Me: yes....stay there, I'll be back with Daddy.........
Mom: What?
Me: ...s.t.a.y.t.h.e.r.e!!
Mom: oh...ok
***running back to the Dad***
Me: Ok, we're next....where's your money?
Dad: I thought I gave it to you.. kept it.
Dad: it is ( it was in his hand)

We finally got together to leave...each one looking for the other....she asking him questions he asking her......I'm walking in front of them so they can follow my scent.... I guess......I'm talking to them so hopefully it;s my voice they're following.....we get to the car and I'm exhausted!! I asked them how come the " lets all stay together" plan didn't work.
them together: What plan?

Could I have a wee bit of cinnamon on my toast next time? Please?

What's wrong with people???'s the deal. I'm not sure if this is acceptable or not to put a link on here. But I just can't stand back and allow someone to spread this kind of hate. There is a woman here in my great state who's in the House of Rep. ( I think) who is spreading so much garbage about gays that I think I may puke if I hear it one more time. I was visiting a fellow bloggers site and came across it. I urge you to go to Diane's blog and read all about it. If not; simply click on the link above.
My mouth is not taped shut!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A glimpse into my day....

So, have you ever had to explain what a Blog is to your 82/83 year old parents??? Trust me, it's very difficult!! I have this laptop now right? Well, the parentals wanted to know just what was 'on that thing' that's so interesting. Hummmm...well, a lot of things ...
me: well, the internet for one thing...
dad: what's that?
me: it's kinda like your newspaper...I can click on different articles and read them and i can ead blogs and...I can...
dad: what's a blah?
me: A blog.
dad: yea, what's a blah?
dad; yea, what is it?
me: ( i give up)'s sort of like a journal, ppl write things down and other ppl read it.
dad: why? don't they have anything else to do?
me: yes, they make time to do's sorta like a modern day penpal thing only you just write about whatever you want and ppl will read it and sometimes they'll leave a comment about what you wrote.
dad: why?
me: I don't know exactly why Dad...they just do.
dad: what's it called?
me: a b..l..o..ggg....
dad: what's a blob?
me; not a blob dad, a BLOG.......
dad: i don'[t even know what it is...I guess that's why i don't know what it's called....

I give up!........that conversation looped for about oh......15 minutes. Seriously. My day usually goes like this. Not to mention the sound decibles raise to an almost ungodly level because the tv is sooo freaking loud..and I have to yell above it. Maddening I tell ya.

The good news is the dad is feeling better. He played golf today. Nine holes. We won't get the results of the Nuclear testing for a week or so. Evidently a readioactive isotope or something was implanted in his spine on Monday...our 10 hour day!!!!!!! and then on Tuesday and today they scanned his brain for the problems. Anyway....... more on that later.

today was supposed to be my 'dry' clean day. but since Lovee did that for me on Monday when he was here, there isn't much for me to do. I was going to dust but the mom said to skip it since it doesn't look like it's needed. Hummmm....should I remind her I do everything for them because they can't see? that includes dust ya i tell her i can see the dust? hell NO!!
I'm not elfing stupid. Not much anyway. :)
So, I get a day off in the cleaning department...this week. Yay for's the little things.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm here...really!

I'm at the parentals using my new laptop. Tadah!!!!!! i was afraid i forgot stuff but so far so good. i'm way behind with everything though. Yesterday was...well.....just about too much. The Dad had a procedure scheduled at one of the local hostipals and we had to be there at 7:30. That's AM !! We got home about...oh....4:30! geez-o-pete.
My saving grace? Lovee was here at the parentals. He was here most of the day! he brought stuff to cook the most fabulous roast dinner with chocolate pie and apple pie for desert!!!!!!! He even did some of my chores so I wouldn't get behind. And because he loves me something awful!!! The test went well and The Dad is ok. The Dr.s are trying to find out why he's so dizzy so often. anyway......
We ate and then Lovee went back to our house and after I got home he ran me a tub bath!!! I was completely plain ol' toast again. Possibly worse...I don't remember ever being THAT tired. I was in bed and asleep by 8fricking30!! That's so not me. I get tired alot but not so tired that i think i may not wake up in the morning. Seriously...I was that tired.
So, I'm good. it's late in the afternoon and I need to think about starting dinner for the ' I'll have to get off now.

But isn't it fabulous that I'm even blogging right now? I'm shaking my head in disbelief right now.
Geeze i love my urchins......

Sunday, March 9, 2008

what do I say?

you know, I'm very rarely at a loss for words but Friday night when I got home from the parentals and saw my kids all working in the kitchen, busy making dinner( fabulous I might add!), I almost cried! Seriously. The smiles and hugs and playful banter going on between them gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling that my grape almost couldn't process is all. Pups and ETK decided on the menu since none of us could decide where to go out and eat. Lovee and I got home after 6 of course and by the time we would have gotten cleaned up it would have been way too late to go anywhere. So, Sunshine and Pups and ETK were busy prepping. Pups grilled kabobs of chicken and beef with veggies outside ( duh) in the SNOW!! yep, it snowed just for them. :) ETK made the most delicious Greek salad and Jasmine rice, which is my new favorite, and also had Humus and flatbread ready to munch on with some yummy wine that was chilled. Lordie mercy!!! fabulous meal!!
They wouldn't let me out of the kitchen untill Lovee was there. I had to wait for my surprise. It was ok though cuz they were plying me with wine. :) Ha- good call on their part.
When I did get to go into the 'office', walking with my eyes closed, I saw what I thought was my surprise. How cool I thought!! There was a big ol' coconut Flamingo sitting on the bookcase! It's big to...about 18 inches tall or so. I'm a nut for Flamingos. then I spotted another flamingo thing...a plack that says Flamingo Lounge....too cute...then a little wall hanging that says 'Love makes life wonderful'....and that has flamingos on it too! I was so thrilled!! Now, here's where they got me. I sat down at the desk, at their urging, and was looking at all the stuff. they told me to look at the computer. I did. I was looking at what I thought was ETK's laptop and didn't really pay too much attention to it. But they kept looking at me with these shit-eating grins and told me to read the screen on the laptop. OMG...after a couple minutes I think, it sunk in!! I saw where it said 'turn off TT's computer'.....!! I have no words to describe the emotions that came over me. Overwhelmed is a good one though. The grape went into overload for sure! so after dinner we spent time playing with it and they took turns teaching me how to work it and all. ETK installed stuff and wrote out a cheat sheet for me.!!!! She's got pics and stuff. You may have to go to her blog to see hem if you want.
Then they told me that TWEB aka Monkey got me the remote access card thingie to stick in the side of this to get internet access!! WHAT?? Monkey??? she did what??? I don't think it will be possible for me to feel anymore loved than I do right now. Wow....

Tweb....what can I say? I only know you through these blogs....but I feel like you're one of my urchins too! I big.puffy.heart you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so...there's a condensed version of events to my surprise.
I'm still blown away! I'm sitting in my chair in the livingroom and using MY laptop. How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I Rock!

Hi! It's tt from her brand spanking new laptop and I just wanted to let you all know that I ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was written by the infamous ETK!! Not Moi!
She and Pups flew out here to surprise me with this. Can you believe it? The wonderful TWEB had a hand in this too. Thank you suga!!!
Now some last words from ETK..............................

I have many many pictures to share of the surprise with you lovelies! Little Ms. tt was certainly surprised and shocked to get the present and totally thought that it was my laptop sitting on her desk. but nope. uh-unh. Hers. She's all ready to go to blog and read and check email from the 'rents house now. GO TT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you ETK!!!! ( More!!)

She's so cute, she just wants me to tell you all how much I abso-effing-lutely adore her! She's just about the coolest person I've ever met and doesn't even realize the HALF of how much she means to me, Pups, TWEB, Dad, Sunshine, and all! We lurve her! :)

As you can tell she's a bit full of sh*t!!( damn she types elfing fast!!)
It's way too late right now so we'll be ....uh...going to sleep now.........FYI it just took me 5 minutes to type that last line.........too tired now.....

Thursday, March 6, 2008


It's only a day away.
It seems so far sometimes.
I was toast yesterday. No jelly or cinnamon....just plain ol' toast. I work harder at the parentals house than I do at mine!! What's with that anyway??? Of course, Lovee does most things around here...Yes, I'm a pampered pet but who am I to spoil his fun. :) But Geesh...on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor??? Come-on! I hate,HATE her flooring! Just mopping doesn't get all the gook and stuff off. Nope...I've gotta get a Mr. Clean sponge thing and scrub. Then get up and mop. Back is sore today. It always is on thursdys.

but.......tomorrow the urchins will be here!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!
should I tell them we're supposed to get snow today and tomorrow?'ll be my surprise to them...... ha.......I'm sweet like that. ;)
Gotta get busy.......I've got a 'lip rip' appt. this morning. Love those!! NOT!!! Ahhhh, the fabulous 50's. So many interesting changes in the body. Funny though, I haven't seen one of them I like!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Urchins are coming!!!!!

Yay!!! ETK and Pups, aka Mr. Alli, will be here Friday. I'm soooo anxious! They'll only be here untill Sunday but that's ok, anytime is better than no time right? I know Pups will spend most of his time with Lovee, it's that whole 'guy' thing ya know - and I'm thinking ETK might spend time w/ me while I'm at the parentals. I'm hoping they won't be bored to death. You know how it is going to your parents house. Sometimes there's a ucky blah factor there. We'll see.
I'm excited.
There's evidently some sort of twist being worked on though. ETK says TWEB is in on something! WTF! I can't imagine what they're up to at all. The grape just won't cooperate with me on that one. Hummmmmmmm, but it's ok cuz I LOVE surprises. Woo-hoo!
Hurry up Friday!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ridiculous Rambles...really!

Have you ever had what you thought was an 'aha' moment and in the same second realized just how ridiculous that thought was? I've had so many, it's almost embarrassing to admit it. So why am I going to tell you one of them? I'm not sure. Maybe because the biggest 'aha' moment I had, led me to think about something I wouldn't have otherwise. Make sense? Probably not to the masses but in my grape it makes perfect sense. Sad isn't it? ;)
Let me squish it for you:

Several years ago as I was driving down the Highway to the parentals house, I was struck by all the 'man made' structures dotting the landscape. The more I looked around the more I saw. Airplanes, telephone poles,steel buildings,roads,cars,fences,signs. You name it. Everything I saw made me look for more. That's when I had my 'aha' moment.
" Egads! I wonder if the earth is getting heavier because of all the stuff that's been invented and put in different places?"

Seriously! It hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought that, for as long as it took to think, which is what?...a nano second maybe? And then I had another 'aha' moment. 'Well shit tt, how stupid can you be, it ALL CAME FROM THE EARTH! We didn't 'export' it from another planet silly.... someone invented it all...from this" It's just been put in different places that's all.
Well, duh!

So, I had to think about everything. Literally. It was exhausting! Because that made me wonder when and how the first person who thought of an invention...came up with it. Like what made someone think that something from a silkworm could be made into cloth? When someone saw the first cotton plant and it's fuzzy balls, what made them think'that could be cloth? What made someone think that a tree could be made into paper and thousands of other products? Minerals in the earth could be made into steel and aluminum and refined metals??? That mold, of all things could in it's refined state, cure illnesses? What kind of a mind is it that thinks up uses for obscure things like that?
I'm jealous. Completely. To have a mind like that; to use it to it's fullest capacity; to discover wonderful cures and treatments. Wow.
My mind? It's mainly used for nonsensical stuff really. Can you tell? What a waste.