Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's OK Tuesday!

Thanks to Whispering Writer for Airing her Dirty Laundry...

It's OK Tuesday again...so in keeping with the new Tuesday idea,

It's OK...

That I am seriously craving brownie batter right now.    -- I will not mix any! I will NOT mix any!

That my child was running around outside in her PJs at 10 am playing with the dogs.  At least she had SOME sort of clothing on, unlike her brother aka The Superhero Streaker.

That the Pit is still a scary place as I can only work on it 15 minutes at a time (FLYlady style). That's all it's going to get.   -I watched Hoarders last night. Made me feel MUCH better about that one room!! AACK!! GAG! SCARY!!

My dogs have fleas...yes, even on their knees.

I get seriously pissed off when people fly down my street at 2x the posted speed!! Do I drive like a maniac down theirs??

I told my son to 'shut UP!!'  yesterday.  It was that or take his head off with an Uzi. He lived. I have mentioned that he's a 'learn the hard way' kind of kid, right??

I don't feel bad about my husband taking responsibility for his problems/actions without my help.  I won't make it difficult for him to take care or deal with, but will I make it any easier and/or do the legwork/extra effort/continue it on?? I think not. 

Auntie Flo is gearing up to take me a few rounds (see brownie batter & son above) & I'm going to take a nap to prepare.

That I don't feel bad about working on making some changes in my life.  As the song says, ' Every new beginning is some other beginning's end,' - yeah something like that.

 *** Want to join in the  It's OK Tuesday fun??  Come on, you know you want to.... :-D ***

I've considered joining in Wordless Wednesday also. Let's see if tomorrow I remember to post a pic...
just don't hold your breath!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes _ we'll wind up in the same place_.

2. __Days gone by__ is what's been on my mind on and off all day.

3. Remember when _life was simple and days were taken for granted?__.

4. ___Reading (web/print/anything!),  & saving money w/coupons and sales, and (sadly) searching for truth vs. deception__ are three of my favorite obsessions :-)

5. During the last year __I wasted more time than I care to think about or admit- hitting me in the face now, I realize it. Need to break out of the rut and make some changes- in more ways than one...with more than just me. ___

6. __Yesterday afternoon's conversation___ puts a smile on my face.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __making popcorn for the kids' movie night and reading a few chapters of my book__, tomorrow my plans include _making some calls and doing jewelry work___ and Sunday, I want to _FLING, FLING, FLING stuff from the house and get my CJ in order_!

Thanks Janet!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ho hum

Sitting on the swing with a jacket listening to the squirrels drop acorn clusters like atom bombs and watch oak seed helicopters fly around...even a few brownish leaves falling.  Four years, not counting growing up in Uh-HI-uh,  you'd THINK I'd be use to the coming of fall, but I am SO NOT READY!!  This summer has been a blur with thankfully a few positive splashes over the top.  Of course there are a few reasons I am ECSTATIC for school to start which you can peek at over here.  One negative spot to my summer has been my poor pathetic garden.
This side of the mowed part is my sad, thin plant space.

There are accumulating reasons for its non-productivity, but mainly: put in too late, not enough water- oddly enough that spot is UNDER water more often than than not- and the final straw: the poochies and dead fence collars.

I was so excited my tomato plants were growing like crazy, literally a jungle from only 4 plants and on Saturday I had to tie them up AGAIN. A dying cherry tomato plant my dad had given me had more than recovered and was producing several yummy clusters Monster Man had already picked, leaving multiple little green and bright orange ones. YAY!!  My poor green beans...out of five rows, only four pathetic plants came up. Not sure if that was due to Monster Man being the planter or birds going crazy over my garden space the few days after.

The dead fence collars are the result of Man Eyes which is the technical term for a male person literally NOT seeing what is directly in front of his freaking face.  *That will be discussed further in a a whole 'nother post!  Basically, he unplugged the Invisible Fence that keeps the dogs in our yard.  So over the weekend, the collars beeped the dogs all over the yard in the SAFE zone, wore down the batteries until they were toast. So by Tuesday and I've had to call the dogs YET again from two yards away, I finally figure this out--  I saw the cord dangling...crap!!  He had unplugged the fence (in the house) to plug in his computer.  Well,  just slap me stupid. AAARRGGGHHH.  Dogs now need retrained on fence area...because safe zone was beeping them all weekend. No wonder Lucy is acting like a freak- she's been so well trained to the fence I rarely even have to put a collar on her and she's flipping out and running around like a spazz. As an added bonus, both collars are DEAD.  Now the garden is beyond the 'Safe' area were the dogs normally can't reach.  I stress normally.

Anywho... so now I've figured why dogs are running amok, had to wait a day or so before I could get more batteries - tell kids to help keep an eye on the dogs.  Mr. FixIt the next afternoon yells at Lucy to get out of the garden. Oh man!  He informs me she was picking tomatoes. ???  Dog that freaking picks tomatoes!!  Run down to check my few crazy tomato plants and OMG!!  She had carefully picked every flippin' cherry tomato off the plant. Green. Red. Orange. All GONE.  Three near-ready-to-pick beefsteak tomatoes from one of my wildly growing plants. Gone.
Naked tomato plant. Guilty party is top left peeking around a tree, "Who me?...naaahh."

Then I saw the green beans. SMUSHED. Broken. Flat in the mud...near some very big paw prints.  GREAT!  Apparently while Lucy delicately picked tomatoes for a snack, Lyla tromped through my few beans, one pepper plant, and pulled 6 cucumber plants totally out of their mounds. 
AARRGGHHH!!!    Thankfully, upon scanning the neighbor's garden it appears untouched. Only one edge paw print and plenty of tomatoes, etc, appear undisturbed. THANK GOD!  I retreated to the massacre,  picked my 7 green beans that weren't quite ready but on broken stems, and sternly scolded both dogs.  Cooked those beans with my rice for lunch. Damn pup.

And I'd wondered the day before, when I'd caught Lucy with a tomato, which kid had given it to her.
Damn dog. I hope she has some killer heartburn. For a week.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hello August!! errr...I mean GOODbye!

**AACCCKK!! Holy crap it canNOT be August already!! Only a few weeks until we are back to school work, lessons and hectic schedules.

On the other hand, what a COMPLETELY insane July we've had!!  Wow- I'm a bit glad the past few weeks are, in fact, PAST!  


**I started this post on August 1st.   Today is the 23rd. Go figure.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #190

Thanks again to Janet...or I'd not have blogged at all in several weeks!

And...here we go!

1. Laughter _is indeed the best medicine, especially when it involves snorting food out your nose! (love ya M!)__.

2. _"When I clicked..."____ are the three words that started off the last email I sent.

3. What I'm most looking forward to today is _enjoying some sun on the last true day of our summer before diving into school/lessons next week___.

4. __Chatting with a very dear, long-time friend __ puts a smile on my face.

5. Where in the world _is my willpower?? motivation??  Apparently they ran off with my good sense of years gone by.___

6. __Surprisingly, a great workout yesterday was___ just what I needed! (Did I seriously just type that??!! )

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __making garlic pasta with sauteed mushrooms and shrimp for dinner___, tomorrow my plans include _visiting family and friends at my home church festival (STAY AWAY RAIN)___ and Sunday, I want to _relax_!