Thursday, December 25, 2008

Religion...(as I see it)

People are not drawn to religion by faith and hope but rather by fear and doubt.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm Rotating My Jeans.

Okay... I don't quite know why I am thinking about this right now but it seems as good as anything.
I have come up with a solution for always taking the same jeans out of the closet.
This fall, I tried on all my jeans to make sure they fit.
The problem is, when they are hanging in the closet, I always seem to take the same pair out and wear that one pair over and over again.
So what I am doing now is taking out a pair, wearing them but NOT putting them back in the closet.
I wash them, fold them up and leave them on the bed.
I do that until ALL my jeans are out of my closet and then I start over again.
It works VERY well/
Hubby had his outpatien surgery on his hand yesterday and it was a total BITCH>
Never , ever, EVER schedule an elective surgery for 5:00 in the afternoon.

The nurses were excellent, the surgery went well but:
We did not get back from the hospital until almost 9:00, I was exhausted and had a horrible migraine.
Hubby was loopy on pain medicine and he has a dressing the size of a catcher's mitt on his right hand.
He is doing better today but his hand still hurts.
We were going to go to dinner tomorrow with some friends but we canceled that.
It's no fun going to dinner with a dressing the size of a catcher's mitt on you right hand.
We are just going to stop by for coffee and dessert in the afternoon.
That's it.
Today was very pleasant.
I met CrazyFriend for lunch (that is a whole other story).
We had a nice treat when we went to lunch.
The manager of the restaurant where we go frequently said "Merry Christmas..lunch is on the house." That was very nice of her.
Then we shopped a little.
I was quite surprised. There was NOT much traffic at Fashion Island at all.
It was more like a very busy Saturday.
Wally World on the other hand was MOBBED> You couldn't get near the place.

I drove to the Fresh Market and picked up our fancy cake for tomorrow.
That place was busy but frankly. I have seen it worse.

And I stopped by the Goodwill Store (a little Christmas shopping there too).
I actually found a pair of blue jeans for $1.oo and a nice peach tank top.

Oh...I also got a cute T-shirt at Christopher Banks. It has bears on it.
I love their t-shirts. I wish I had one in every color. I must have a dozen.
They look nice and they wash beautifully.

That was it.
I had a nice enough day (any day with a free lunch it great!)
Hubby seems to be feeling a bit better.
And frankly., I am just about ready to go to bed.
I ate too much today. One of those yucky :p days.

Cookie is not feeling well at all.'
She asked to be put up on the bed and she went to sleep.
I think the antibiotics the vet put her on are upsetting her tummy.
She is going to have her dental work done on Tuesday.

That's it.
It's Christmas Eve.
Yet another one.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Is there actually something to this???

Okay..this is kinda weird.
We had our Solstice celebration yesterday.
We went out and had yummy Solstice cheeseburgers and bought out lottery scratch-offs.
We only got 70 because hubby insisted on buying me a very nice three-wheeled golf cart for $100 (it was very nice of him) so we got a few less scratch-offs instead of our usual 100.
As we were walking out of the convenience store where we bought the tickets, a dollar bill blew right up under my boot out of nowhere.
When we got home, after dinner and after it got dark we TRIED to have a bonfire (but it was just too windy to really burn anything safely).
We just burned a little bit.
I wore my magical scarf for luck, good fortune and prosperity.

When we came inside, I burned a little incense and we did our scratch=offs.
I did all of mine (35) and out of that I actually got back $34!
That is like 99% return so I basically broke even, which is pretty amazing on scratch-offs.
Hubby hasn't done all of his yet. He saved a bunch to do later.
I don't know........???????????

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's Zombie Time..

Well, this pretty much sucks.
I woke up with a bit of a migraine.
I felt like a Zombie.
There is nothing worse than waking up with a migraine. Ugh.
I decided to not wait and I went ahead and took an Imitrex because i didn't want to feel like crap all day.'
I still feel a little yucky but it is kicking in.
It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to work.

It's really very disappointing this morning/
We had a big Solstice celebration planned for today (even though CrazyFriend took all my newspapers I'd been saving) but it is POURING with rain.
So it looks like no bonfire tonight.
Everything is soaked.

But we can still go for Solstice cheeseburgers and buy our Solstice lottery tickets.

Next week is going o be a bitch.
Monday we have to take Cookie to the vet/
Tuesday hubby has his outpatient surgery (which is turning into a major ordeal).
I thought they would just take care of this in the office.....not the hospital outpatient department.
Wednesday is Christmas Eve and I have to pick up dessert for the Christmas dinner friends have invited us for/
And of course Thursday is Christmas.
Whoooopppeee. Can you see how excited I am?

Jeeeeeeeezzz I will be so glad when the holidays are OVER!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

How slow is too slow???

Okay...Hubby's driving is driving me CRAZY.
I know we are old enough to move to a retirement community in Florida and I would love to do just that. The problem is he is driving like we are already there.
It's starting to scare me a little frankly but I am reluctant to say anything to him because I know he will get VERY upset.
He has always been a careful driver, almost to a fault and I can't somplain about that.
(I grew up driving in Southern California and I am very aggressive.)
He is very cautious but he drives SOOOOOOOOO slow, it is almost dangerous sometimes.
Even a few friends we have gone out with have asked me if he always drives so slowly.
If we are on the interstate where the speed limit is 70 mph, he MAY go 55 if we are lucky, it's usually about 50 mph.
If we are on surface streets, if the speed limit is 45 he goes 30, maybe 35. Same thing on a 55 mph highway.
It makes me very nervous to have 18 wheelers barreling down on us when we are on the interstate and cars passing us while we are on surface streets.
As I said I am reluctant to say anything.
He seems totally oblivious to it.
But it is worrisome.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is a Chocolate Croissant dinner?

I've decided that it is.
Since we have started having our own dinners and I can have what I want, I have decided that a chocolate croissant and a cup of coffee can be dinner.
So can a bowl of cereal, a scrambled egg and a piece of toast.
So can a Spam sandwich and soup.
I am so glad that dinner can be anything I want it to be.
I'm an adult and if I say a chocolate croissant is what I want for dinner, then that's okay.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ten things I Hate About Christmas

1) Annoying Christmas music in department stores.

2) Traffic

3) Rude people

4) Crowds at the shopping "village" (malls are sooo passe).

5) Tacky Decorations

6) Giving useless gifts that you can't afford to people who don't need anything.

7) "Holiday Hours"

8) Holiday television special episodes.

9) Retailers trying to make you think you're saving money by having "sales".

10) The whole guilt trip thing.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

In search of an addiction....

This is really annoying.
I can't find an addiction even though I have tried.
I want to be a chocoholic. Or a caffeine addict.
Ben & Jerry's doesn't do anything for me.
I don't crave Gummi Bears or Jelly Bellies.
I am a bit of a carbohydrate junkie but it doesn't rise to the level of being addicted.
I want to have some quirky food addiction but I just can't seem to find anything.
What to do what to do????????

Thursday, December 11, 2008

No more Ramen Noodles....EVER

UGH>>>>for right now.
Just ugh.
More later.

I finally od'ed on Ramen Noodles tonight.
I don't think I can eat another package of Ramen noodles.
And fortunately, I am going grocery shopping tomorrow so I can switch gears, switch to something else.

I'm thinking cereal.
Everything I eat lately breaks my stomach.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Eight cups of coffee later.....

Well, yesterday was perfectly awful
I guess caffeine is my drug of choice and yesterday I totally od'ed.
I started out with my usual two cups of coffee when I got up, with a bagel and strawberry yogurt spread. That was fine.
Then Crazyfriend called and wanted to meet. I said fine and I suggested that we go to Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast.
So we got there at 10:30.
I had biscuits and gravy and two turkey sausage patties.
Oh.... and did I mention that I had 4 more cups of coffee?
We,, that got me pretty wired.
We shopped (I bought a black sweater vest for $8.00 at Cracker Barrel)
CrazyFriend went to Penney's and tried on all the suits she's treid on once before but didn't buy anything.
And we just kind of wandered around.
I could feel the caffeine kicking in as we went to Home Depot and I bought 6 2x4's for no particular reason and I found myself ranting to CrazyFriend about her freeloading con man of a "boy friend" who is running her life...something I have not done in months.
Then after she left, I had to go pick up Cookie from Day Care.
On the way there, I decided to get Cookie a chicken sandwich from McDonald's. And I thought okay..what the heck, as long as I was there, I'd try one of their Mocha drinks....(chocolate and an espresso shot.)
I stopped at the Pontiac place and actually found the exact fleece gloves I wanted plus a pair of black Browning socks.
Then I got Cookie and we went on home.
I was WIRED><.]\
When I got home, it was about 2:30. Hubby was home from his doctor's appointment.
I had such a buzz on, my brain was tingling from the caffeine electricity.
So....I threw my golf clubs in the car (literally) and went to play golf.
It looked like it might rain but I didn't care.
I played the fastest 9 holes of golf that I have ever played ever and I found about a dozen lost golf balls in the ponds and the bushes.
When I got home from that, my brain was still buzzing but I was starting to come down.
Fortunately, hubby made his own dinner. I had a Spam sandwich and a 7Up.
Immediately after dinner, I totally CRASHED and I mean CRASHED.
I went to lie down and tried to read my book. That lasted about 15 seconds before I fell asleep.
I slept until 11:00 and then could NOT go back to sleep.
I watched TV until about 1:30/ I was exhausted but I could not go to sleep.
And of course, poor Cookie was sooo restless trying to follow me around.
I tossed and turned until 3:00 am when I got up and watched Ellen Degeneres and Rita Rudner on the Comedy Channel.
At 4:15, I finally went back to bed, felt horrible but fell asleep.
When I got up at 7:30 this morning, I CAUTIOUSLY had ONE cup of coffee.
Damn.........what a roller coaster ride.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Separate but equal....'s the deal.

I am so totally burned out with cooking and grocery shopping I don't know which way to turn.

I am a very good cook but I cannot eat my own cooking anymore.

I have just lost it when it comes to keeping to my grocery budget and satisfying everyone.

90% of the time, I don't want to eat what hubby wants for lunch or for dinner and it is making me crazy.

We want TOTALLY different things.


So here's what we are doing for the month of December:

We have split the grocery budget equally between the two of us, with leaving $100 for general household items such as laundry powder or toilet paper and cat food.

Personal toiletries such as toothpaste or mouthwash are NOT included in the general pool, but go our individual accounts.

We are going grocery shopping every Friday.

He buys what he wants.

I buy what I want.

We have to stay within our alloted budget.
I will cook whatever he chooses for his meals.
I will also cook my own meals that I want separately.

So far, after just two weeks, it seems to working.

We'll see at the end of them month how well it does but so far, I like it just fine.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blanchie dream

Well, I must admit, I had a very strange dream last night, about Blanchie, our little dog who died so suddenly and under very unfortunate circumstances this past spring.
Crazyfriend showed up at the house and she had Blanchie with her who was alive and well (sort of well..alive at least) with her.
No one could explain how she reappeared but we finally surmised that she wasn't really dead must have somehow dug her way out of her little grave.
We ran around to all the local vets (because our regular vet at the emergency room wasn't around. None of them could figure out how she had survived all this time. They all kinda shook their heads.
The only thing they could find wrong with her was her right eye which had the worse glaucoma was leaking fluid and needed to be removed. Other than that she was okay.

Very strange dream.....indeed.

(Stephen King where are you????)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What't the deal with Ben & Jerry's???

Okay...I just don't get it.
I suppose I am not an ice cream person.
I was reading a couple of books where the main character was a Ben & Jerry's ice cream freak.
So I went to the store and found these really cute little individual serving size containers of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
I thought well...okay. Why not?
So I bought one and after great anticipation, ate the little individual serving with coffee last night after dinner.
And guess what.
I expected great ecstatic, orgasmic joys and wonders of Ben and Jerry's.
Surprise.......all it did was upset my stomach and eventually led to a migraine that I am miserable with this evening and struggled with all day.
Ben & Jerry's?????
Maybe I am just NOT an ice cream person but it did nothing for me.
No worry.
I will NEVER be a Ben & Jerry's freak.
I don't even think I like it.