Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beautiful chill

So much for getting back to blogging! I think that was two weeks ago!

Four field trips down, two more to go (all in three weeks!) and things may start to settle down here a little. School is going well. Mr. FixIt is at his second home this time of year, the woods, and got a doe yesterday so he's happy. Pup is getting HUGE! The kids are learning how to handle a "big dog" and what not to do so they can control her and she will listen. They have to learn now, so does she! She's not even four months old and she's passing 30 pounds quickly...she'll be a moose before long so training is in full swing with her. Kids too! Ha!

The leaves are beautiful right now, though it's daarned cold right now and supposed to dip to upper 30s for high tomorrow and Tuesday with SNOW flurries starting early morning. YUK! So fall is beautiful here as long as you are looking from inside! ha! Now having said that I need to go out in the cold day and blow leaves before the rain- which will turn to snow- hits tonight and makes our yard a sloppy mess. Blowing leaves is typically Mr. FixIt's job but since he's in the woods and helping my BIL with some remodeling, he won't be in time to do any before the wet stuff hits, and it will piss me off to be in the house looking out at a sloppy yard for the next week, not to mention taking pup out to potty and breaking my neck on a yard full of slippery I guess I'll go do it myself. Housework be damned, I'm gonna play with the leaf blower! hehehe!

I downloaded a bunch of pics finally and am getting them uploaded to Flickr so I can stream them here. Or I hope. May take me a month to get that far, so don't hold your breath!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yes, I'm watching.

Watching McCain make himself look like an ass right now on TV. I hope registered voters who are still on the fence are "seeing" it as well. Watching this debate is making my BP sky high.

Now McCain is touting on his health care plan with "we need to do it like the VA" OH NO he didn't! I hope disabled vets are paying attention to their "hero" because the VA system is as screwed up as a football bat and has caused too much pain and aggravation with many of my family members.

Anyone notice the pattern that when Obama is asked a question, he answers it, but when McCain is asked a question he starts off with "Senator Obama's plan is this.." or "Senator Obama thinks _______" ?? ugh. Also he picked apart Obama's answers, and he still wouldn't answer the question directly himself.

Education....OMG!! McCain just said something to the effect of "should let those coming out of the military go right into teaching positions without taking all these tests and exams... to get good people into schools." You have to be shitting me!! He did not just say that! So military experience equals hundreds of hours of instructional and classroom management training?? I'm not putting down anyone in the military. I have a family full of veterans including my husband, but this man has lost his mind!

I usually don't get into politics. You won't see me fuss and bitch about elected officials very much. I do vote, but I hate politics. Politicians make me want to vomit. Knowing a large chunk of my family are pro-McCain scares the crap out of me. I just have to keep my mouth shut and leave the room when they start talking about elections. I can see the mouths agape and breaths gasping just at the hint of a vote for Obama. I hope there are hundreds of thousands of registered voters in every state who secretly believes Obama is the better choice but are afraid to admit will ACT on that belief on the day it counts. I'll be one of those above voting in complete secrecy. Even if I didn't like Obama, at this point I'd rather take a risk on what some call inexperience than to risk continuing the downward spiral with the loose cannon McCain. Not to mention what if McCain kicks the bucket?? I really admire Palin, but I sure as hell don't think she can run the country!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It happens to everyone

Or well I suppose it could. Dang comment spam, comment jacked whatever you prefer to call the nonsense spewage in my comment section from a nimrod with too much time on his computer. Anyway, it's gone and I hate to turn off anonymous commenting and turn on the captcha but I'm tired of deleting that crap after just one event.

So if you are new or don't have some kind of blog account and want to comment, sorry. If you know me, you should have my Myspace or email info, so drop me a line that way. Or just grab a Blogger account. Pretty easy and free. You don't have to blog.

People that serve no other purpose but to be a PITA really piss me off. Off to change my settings....ggggrrrrrrr.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Look at little man go!

Yes, he is on TWO WHEELS! Not far into 5 years old and the boy is on the move! On his own!

King of the world he is, oh yes!

King with a few new bruises and hard knocks, but king all the same!

Where am I?

I have fought with the idea in my head that keeping up with my bloggin’ friends and getting my own vents out on a daily or near daily basis was causing me to lose time and be really behind on my “to do” list…apparently NOT! I have hardly blogged over the past two months, just skimmed over a few blogs to try and not completely lose touch, and I’m still in the same office/basement/laundry disaster that I was previously! AAARRGGHH!! So I’m back!

I realize now that even though things are crazy busy I need to have my bloggy
time…if nothing else just to have a few minutes…or three hours-who’s counting?... to
myself. Things I need to get out of my head because the record is skipping badly up
there and it’s making my stomach hurt. First record I’m gonna bump off the turntable will be the Justification posts. I need to finish that. I really should email it to a few family members, but one step at a time! :-D

Let me catch you up on my nutty life:

* I did clear an area for school shelves, assembled those and have the school

books and supplies organized...and 8 weeks later it is STILL organized!! YES! I have
about half of the sewing stuff out of the Pit and down to the basement, but still
doubting that decision. I reorganized my desk in the Pit for more usable space, but
there are still 6 piles, elbow deep, of stuff scattered across the sides of the desk and on my filing cabinets.

* I posted about the new addition, Lucy. She is doing wonderfully and is turning
out to be have a great temperament and a huge appetite. She is currently at 4 cups a
day. I need to buy stock in Nutro dog food.

* Kids are doing well with school work. Miss B is finally “getting it” with
multiplication and division facts, and Monster Man did well on his Kindergarten
readiness test. He does well with phonics sounds, but we are still working on some
letter recognition. He loves math--flying through it.

* Fall dance classes and dance Team practices are underway! The kids love it! If
I could afford it, we’d be doing dance for hours on end every day. Keep dreamin’

* Deer bow season has officially begun which means Mr. FixIt gone most every
weekend. He will also be traveling a good bit this month, so we may not see him
until Thanksgiving. Then gun season will start so we won’t see him until New Years.
but my freezer will be restocked with lean ground meat, steaks and roasts. I really
can’t complain.

* Cold weather is here to stay, and I hate it. Though I love the changing leaves
and the fall festivals, farm outings and pumpkin festivals. I have to start layering
clothes again, I’m already cold. I took a 20-minute nap on the floor with the puppy
Monday because she was really warm. I was that cold. I woke up numb on my left side, but I was toasty!

* Work. HA! Work, schmerk. Not happenin’! I need to get working on my ebay boxes of stuff to sell, which is part of my office/Pit problem. Too many things piled up that I need to get rid of. I think the whole pile overwhelms me, so maybe I should
do one or two items per day. If I can stick to it until I can see daylight or heaven
forbid FLOOR in the pit, I’ll be in good shape. :-D FlyLady is frowning at me
because I can hear her saying, “Fling, fling, FLING that clutter!” Until my bills
are not putting me in the negative, I don’t have much choice I need to sell, sell,

* Fall TV. I don’t watch much TV, but I love CSI and ER. Woohoo!! Very sad
dramatic first episodes for both- pass the tissues! I'm so excited nonetheless!

Ok, I think that does it. At least for now. Carry on people.

I wrote this on is SATURDAY! So I've not kept my blogging promise, but I did get a few things listed on ebay--woohoo!!