Posts Tagged ‘life’

what a weekend.

May 26, 2009

It’s been a roller coaster of a weekend.

I guess the biggest event happened on Saturday. Dave and I woke up pretty early and ran around town. We were supposed to go to my mom’s later that afternoon and cook her and her husband a birthday dinner.  We got her the perfect gift, picked up food and came home and started all the preparations. I knew the clock was ticking a bit, but we had told her we would be over for an early dinner. As I’m rushing to get ready, the phone rings and I figure it’s my mom asking where we are. Her husband can be impatient. However, it is her husband. “Great,” I’m thinking. “Here comes the bitch fest.”

Instead he tells me that my mom is very ill. That he thinks it’s her nerves. They are going to be losing the house with all these financial things that are going on. He claims she wants to see and talk to no one.

We hang up and I am left confused. I never knew my mom to ever get so stressed out over something that she falls apart. Dave is immediately upset. He thinks my mom’s husband is lying to us. That he got impatient and has created this lie so that we can not come over after all. Dave is also upset because he just spent a lot of money on some pork that he has already brined. When you brine meat, it’s made with vinegar… so.. it is not something that can be saved for another day, which MH (mom’s husband) did request we come over on Monday instead.

Lucky for us, my friend, Keri, called and we went over to her place for a BBQ and pool party. The pork got cooked and it turned out DELICIOUS! Dave and I had way to much to drink but we needed it. We were with good company. The party was exactly what we needed. We didn’t get to bed till after 2 in the morning.

Sunday morning I reluctantly called to check on my mom. Sure enough, her husband answered. My mom was out, so he decided to tell us what was going on. He says they are losing the house. That they will be moving in with his granddaughter and her family in Colorado. I was a little confused as my mother never gave me any clue that things were that bad. He also goes on to insult me by asking me if I would make sure my mother was taken care of after he passes. Well, of course I will. Who does he think I am? Of course I will take care of my mom once he passes. I would never turn my back on her.

On Monday, Dave and I drive out to see them and make them a fabulous meal. After dinner, Dave goes upstairs with MH to help with his computer. My mom and I have a chance to talk about everything. Turns out, her husband was lying and it made her so upset to hear. My mom was too ill to see us on Saturday, but it was because she ate something bad. The house is going on short sale, but that can take months to process. However, she is fine with everything. Which is exactly how I always remember my mom being. She’s a free spirit like me. We are happy as long as we have a roof over our heads. We don’t need a big fancy house to be happy. In fact, she kind of wants something smaller. Owning a large house is a lot of work for her to keep clean. My mom also tells me that things really aren’t so bad. They are not picking up and moving away. They have other options but her husband is in such a HUGE panic mode it’s ridiculous.

So that’s been my weekend. Other than family chaos and trying to sort out the truth from the lies, I have also been feeling kind of off myself. I’m still trying to put all that together.

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And now for your Gaga fix… I picture of her makeup from her performance on American Idol.

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Lazy Thursday

May 21, 2009

Yup, another lazy day. I really need to stop having these.

Stayed up a little late, and so slept in later than I should have this morning. Skipped the gym all together. *sigh*

Good thing though, is that Dave is home again. We went out to eat at a quick little restaurant of his choice last night and came home and both played Little Big Planet together. We had fun working together collecting all the items in each level. Especially those parts of the level that require two people to play.

As far as productivity goes, I got some laundry done and watered the front yard. Oh well, I did take care of the 4 caged animals. Cleaned the cages of my parrot, my rats and my guinea pig. This then, always leads to a quick vacuum of the area.

I did make it to the mall today. Victoria’s Secret started a 10 panties for $25 and as far as I am concerned.. you can never have too many pairs of panties. While I was there I started looking around at their bras and noticed they had a bunch on clearance. I found a very cool looking bra that had a corset look to it. I then pondered if they had a matching panty. The sales woman there said they did and that there was a garter, but they may no longer have them since they are clearance items. Well, as soon as I walked over to the “bins” the matching thong was sitting right on top and in my size! Before walking away, I decided to go digging to see if they would have the matching garter…. well…. they DID! I was SO excited. I scored and was happy to save so much money! I came home with 15 items for a little over $100. Not bad for Victoria’s Secret!

Mattie and I went to the dog park and once more spent more time than intended there. She was more relaxed today. One of her “friends” showed up, so that is why we stayed longer. She almost played with him today. I saw the two of them bounce around for a few seconds. It makes me positive that she will one day run and play with all the little dogs.

Finally, it is time for the Lady Gaga fix… Here she is in her performance for Dancing With the Stars.

First, “Just Dance”

And now, “Love Game”



Just a Wednesday

May 20, 2009

Today was half lazy and half productive.

I stayed up too late last night. One of the perks of being unemployed, however, that means I slept in later than I should. It was 9 am when my lazy eyes opened. I never made it to the gym this morning. Used the start of my period as a personal excuse.

Did make it to the dog park today with Mattie. We stayed there for almost 2 hours. Just as we were getting ready to leave, many dogs arrived, so I decided to stay for an hour longer. Mattie made friends with a chihuahua and she almost, almost played with him.

Today, I met a pug. Ah… the pug. One of man’s glorious examples of breeding. (note the sarcasm?) He was what you call the standard pug. You could hear he had trouble breathing. Don’t you just love breeding? Don’t you just love that what makes a pug special is it’s little pushed in nose and flattened face? It’s wonderful isn’t it? The top of the line pug comes with breathing restrictions.. but hey … they look great don’t they? *sigh*

I was productive at home in the afternoon. Did some laundry, cleaned and organized the shoes in the closet and cleaned and organized my sock and “under garment” drawers. Feels good to have some order around here. The kitchen counters were spot cleaned and the floors cleaned and mopped. I did a quick vacuum job in the living room as well. I do my best to do my part while Dave has to work a job.

As for Dave, work is getting to be a place he hates going to. He has developed an abusive relationship with his boss. Dave is the battered spouse. His boss seems to act like he’s bi polar a LOT. One minute things are great and the next, Dave’s getting jerked around. Dave’s boss is one of those people you just can’t please no matter what. Even if boss made the mistake, some how you screwed it up worse. Dave is fed up and has decided it’s time to get out. I support him 100%. I never liked his boss from the very beginning.

So now Dave is fixing up his resume and slowly looking for new work.

Today is mom’s birthday. She enjoyed the flowers she got. I am happy. Tonight friends are taking her out to eat. I hope she has a good time.

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Knowing how bad things have been for Dave at work has also brought me down. But the one thing that always makes me feel better is sharing Lady Gaga. Here’s her performance on Ellen.

And her very short interview afterward. She is so cute and sincere:



It’s Time

May 19, 2009

Time for me to finally post again. It’s been awhile once more and there is no way I can possibly catch up on all the details. So here is a run down.

Dave and I are still getting married. The date is set for October. I have bought the dress. I still need to get my butt in gear and make a guest list so we can make the arrangement for the reception! Won’t be good to have a wedding with no reception!

Mattie the pup has adjusted to life without the ranch. Of course she gets to spend just as much time with me as before. I think she misses the freedom of the ranch. It’s been hard for me to go back. I know the animals left behind aren’t being neglected but I know they are not getting the top care they would be getting if I was still there. Things get left unseen. Things are left uncared for due to laziness. It’s too much to think about.

Lucas.. my favorite little pig, went to his new home a few weeks ago. I made the trip with him to northern California. He has a good home. However, he is not fitting in very well. He is acting like the little child who is still waiting for “mom” to come pick him up from school. This breaks my heart. He hasn’t fit in with any of the pigs yet. I miss him and it breaks my heart that he misses me too.

I applied for a “doggy day care” job a few weeks ago. Even went to an “interview”.  I say “interview” because they never asked me any questions. Just showed me around and told me they’d make their decision by the end of the week. I haven’t heard back from them. Honestly, that’s fine. I am too good for them and over qualified. Besides that, I make double what they are paying on unemployment.

Speaking of unemployment. *sigh* they stopped paying me about a month ago because I messed up one of my forms. Got that straightened out and now I will be catching up on all this back pay.

My mom and her husband have run into some financial difficulties these days. They had invested a LARGE amount of money but then stopped seeing any at the beginning of the year. Too exhausted to get into details, but this is a work in progress. Mom is saying things are looking brighter for them.

Mom’s birthday is tomorrow. I’m having flowers sent to her and Dave and I will visit her during the weekend.

Mattie is getting used to going to our local dog park. She is so shy with all the other dogs. I hope she turns around and makes friends soon. I would love for her to run and play with them. I am having an interesting time observing dogs and owners while at the park and they will no doubt spur the occasional posting here.

I am giving myself more time to enjoy bad and lazy habits. We have a Wii and a PS3 gaming system. On the Wii I am enjoying Animal Crossing but I am also enjoying the Wii Fit. On the PS3, I have just gotten addicted to Little Big Planet. Both games can consume so much time and it’s not about running around and shooting stuff.

Today I was a little productive while at home. I grabbed a large storage container and packed all my “work” clothes and items away. I also went through my closet and set aside all my things that can be donated. It was a bitter sweet experience to pack all that stuff away.

OK.. that’s all for now… I am hoping to start writing here on a daily basis… but we shall see.

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Wango Tango 2009 concert. I bought us tickets because of Lady Gaga. She was AWESOME. It was my first time seeing her in person and she rocked my socks off. She only sang one set of 4 songs but she blew me away. I leave you with a video of her back stage interview with KiSS FM. I warn you ahead of time… adult language is used.

Just the Normal Hum Drum Sunday

November 2, 2008

Sunday, day 2 of NaBloPoMo. I had the wonderful experience of waking up to rain this morning. We don’t see enough of it here in So. Cal. So excuse me if I get excited over rain. When it’s a rarity, it a rather wonderful thing to have. For me, it makes things a little more warm, snugly and romantic in the evenings. There’s nothing better than snuggling in bed with Dave, listening to the rain fall outside. A rather nice aphrodisiac if i do say so myself.

Ahem…. so this morning it was back to work for me. When working with animals, there’s not much room for time off. It also seems that everything happens on my day off. I can’t even be away for one day without something happening or going wrong. This morning, it was a broken brooding lamp in our tortoise house. Not a big deal. The roof is very low, only a little over 5 ft at the tallest point. I have even bumped my head on the lamps. Someone finally hit it a little too hard.

The next surprise, though pleasant, was the return of the mini horse that left on Friday. He’s a stallion you see. He’s very energetic and very much a punk. He’s a handful..a BIG handful. Apparently, he didn’t work out so well at his new digs. I’m actually laughing as I am so not surprised. It’s a shame, because he would have had a very good home there. He was “Mr. Destructive.” So the little guy has returned to us for now. Who knows how long he will stay?

The rest of the day went along quite uneventful. After getting home, I pretty much spent the afternoon watching tv, conversing with Dave and playing with the pup. yeah… I feel lazy.

Oh I guess another nice positive is, I have a 5 gallon aquarium on my desk at work. It’s been empty for a few weeks, however I finally got around to buying a new resident. He is a dark red Betta fish. So far so good. My last resident was a blue betta, but he suddenly just died. Before him, 2 goldfish and well.. you know goldfish… they always die easily. I’m not sure what I want to name him.. but so far Crimson seems to be a good choice. Any suggestions? I shall have to post a pic of him here soon.