Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I was deliberately avoiding talking about Haiti on this blog (this is supposed to be the "happy, fun blog") but I am at the point where I just can't help it. I try to leave the heavy serious subjects off this site but I am at my wits' end.
I just want to know why we can't be honest about our feelings about Haiti?
I don't want to hear about suddenly compassionate celebrities who could not have pointed Haiti out on a map prior to this happening.
I don't want to hear about what a horrible person I am.
I don't want to hold hands and sing Kum-by-ya.
Frankly, I am Haiti'ed out.
I don't want to hear anything else about Haiti.
I didn't care about Haiti before and I really don't care much about Haiti right now.
Y'know who I really feel sorry for?
I feel sorry for the Dominican Republic.
How would YOU like to have Haiti as a conjoined twin?
Do us all a favor.
Call in the damn bulldozers.
Shove Port au Prince into the sea.
The world might just be a better place.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Okay....yesterday was an unusual and pleasant day for me.
Hubby took his friend out to the outdoor shooting range.
He left at 9 o'clock in the morning and he was gone all day.
That meant I got to stay home all day, all by myself.
It was lovely.
Now I did stay in my pajamas but I still did a few things so it wasn't a totally wasted day.
But I got to watch mindless TV, I did what I wanted all day, when I wanted.
I cooked chicken for Cookie and myself.
We had fresh yummy chicken, a ton of veggies and Ramen noodles for lunch.
I did some laundry, changed the beds, cleaned to birds and even went outside and collected a bunch (a whole bunch) of fallen branches to put in the fire pit.
It was a very relaxing day.
Hubby came home after 4:30.
And he got a little upset with me.
I get very tired of something he does unconsciously and it annoys the crap out of me.
All the time.
He yawns when you are talking to him, he yawns when you are looking at him.
He yawns in the car, he yawns in the store.
And when he is home he makes all the yawning "sound effects" that are supposed to go with a big yawn,
Now I don't really think he is yawning because he is tired or bored.
And an occasional yawn is perfectly understandable.
BUT: I think he has just gotten into the habit of doing it and he keeps doing it without even realizing what he is doing.
So when he was making his yawning "sound effects" last night I asked him if he would PLEASE try and not do that all the time.
It is bad enough having him yawn in your face or in your ear but when you add the sound effects, it gets downright ridiculous.
He got upset with me.
He'll get over it.
I just wish he would stop the constant yawning.
Or at least tone it down.
It is a beautiful day.
We are going to have lunch at Cracker Barrel with our friend Russell.
I know where I want to sit, who I want for our waitress and what I want to eat.
Then, I want to go to all the usual places.
Cookie gets to go to Day Care and she loves that.
I think it'll be a nice day.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I tried. I really did.
I was feeling very guilty yesterday because it's the middle of winter, I have gained more weight than I am comfortable with. I have not been active, I been eating entirely too much fast food. And heavy food at home. And I decided to try to have a salad yesterday.
So I went to WallyWorld. I bought two small bags of lettuce. And some salad dressing.
But then I got to the tomatoes.
I have to have tomatoes on a salad. Otherwise it's just lettuce.
And it was sad. There I was, in WalMart, trying to buy tomatoes in January.
I came home and ate my salad. But it just wasn't any good. I didn't enjoy it. I had a nice hot bowl of chicken and dumplings with cheese sauce. I just couldn't get past trying to pick out tomatoes in January.
At Walmart, no less.
How sad is that??
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Yeah, boy....I suspect this is exactly how my little Dachshund must feel.
It is freezing out there. 21 degrees.
But at least it is very sunny and clear so I can't complain about that.
I can complain about the cold though.
Damn it's just too cold.
This weekend was very productive.
I took a bunch of stuff to the Goodwill store, hung a bunch of pictures, cleaned off my computer desk, hubby cleaned off his gun cleaning table, he hauled a truckload of trash to the dump and I burned a bunch of wood outside.
It was stuff that was long overdue and really really needed to be done.
Of course it hardly put a dent in this place but every little bit helps.
CrazyFriend came out on Saturday, we went and had lunch (I don't remember where) and did a bunch of shopping. She's gone 'round the bend. But unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about that. Oh well. It was bound to happen eventually. She got herself into this mess and she has to deal with it. She gets upset with me when I won't say things that "help" but guess what..I've given up trying to "help". This is her problem.
That's pretty much the exciting start of our new year.
Hubby's birthday is Thursday and I am still trying to figure out what to do about that.
He doesn't want anything or need anything.
I think I may just take him out to lunch somewhere nice.
Okay....gotta decide what I'm doing today.
And how I am going to stay warm doing it.