Friday, February 27, 2015

Bye Bye February!!! Pretty much a Post of Random Shit

See ya, no seriously, you can seriously GO now.. I am tired of being bone chilling cold!

I have 3 boxes left to pack and the closet to straighten up and then I am DONE.. Not bad from just moving in last weekend. Now if I could just locate my wedding album!

Plan for this weekend as the snow storm rolls in, grocery shop tonight after work - not because of the possible 6 inches of snow, but because we are low on food stuffs. Hair cut tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow afternoon we are supposed to go to my sister in laws to hang out and make soup - that is totally going to depend on the weather. Sunday my plan is to do not one damn thing!! I want to wear sweats, sit on the couch and watch TV.  Its been a crazy ass week and I just want to veg.

That whole the dress that got the internet fighting can stop now - Mashable has done 7 or 8 articles on that fucking dress alone.. Way to be legit Mashable!

 Leonard Nimoy passed away today.. His final tweet was pretty much perfect for a last word...

 · Feb 23
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

I was always more of a Star Wars fan than a Star Trek fan but Spock, Spock was a favorite character of mine.. The way he could deliver a smart ass line, that wasn't intended to be smart assed - pure genius.. 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

At Least its Only Every 4 Years or So

Move is done - and the house is 90% unpacked and put away. Thank goodness - I am sore and have more unaccounted for bruises than I care to mention. I woke up yesterday with my right hand swollen three times its normal size... I am thrilled to just be about done -  only a few more boxes to go.

There are a few things I have learned about moving having done it once or twenty times in my lifetime.

There is always one box that never gets unpacked - it get put in a closet with the intent of "getting to it later" later never comes that box will just move from house to house with you.

Once you get where you are going and start to unpack you will purge more as you find there isn't anywhere to place the treasured item. You will wonder why on earth you bothered to pack it and completely forget that as you packed it, you declared it an item that you would NEVER part with. You will toss it in a box to go to the trash  without a second look. This moment is when the REAL purging happens.

Your husband becomes completely aware of how much makeup you actually own.

He will also see your handbag collection all at once...

No matter how carefully you label boxes there will be something you can't find and need for work the following Monday (or in my case Tuesday). You will end up repurchasing what ever item it is and then find it the next day.

Never move during February. Its cold, it makes the whole experience worse.

Icy hot patches are a gift from above. Purchase a box of them - apply liberally.

When our lease is up NEXT February - I am thinking an 18 month lease needs to be brought up...

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday Random Tidbits

I hate moving, its a pain in the ass. This time the possibility of it being a huge pain in the ass is high. There's a winter storm due in Saturday. Please just NO. My to-do list keeps getting longer. I forgot to call the sewage company to change service addresses. There is also the bank and my credit card company.. Oh and I have to go get a new microwave. The current place has an under the range hood model - I think they would be pissed if I relocated it!

In the midst of trying to pack and get situated my mothers fridge decided it was also tired of being cold and gave up. I had my father in law go look at it. He declared it toast. The valves in the compressor went out.  So mom got a new fridge from us for her birthday..  Thus starting a new round of being angry at my dad for leaving my mother in less than stellar financial shape..  Review your life insurance policies people - make sure it covers your shit and leaves your family with some breathing room.

Next week my Peep is having another procedure done to try to figure out whats going on with her. I really wished someone would figure something out soon.. All the guesses are maddening.  She just had a scope 2 weeks ago.

Since January I have had 3 close friends start the steps to ending their long term marriages. One of which is over 20 years.  Another is within my immediate family.  That one has been rough. Not surprising, but wow its been a ride.
I stumbled across this Elephant Journal article while surfing their web page. I think it explains things perfectly.  Most of their articles either inspire a "ah-ha" from me or a smile. It is a daily read of mine.

Its really starting to bother me seeing EVERYONE staring at their phones ALL THE DAMN TIME anymore. I am at the point where I am sick of being in a group, having a conversation and people are checking facebook or twitter or texting. Put the fucking phone away. Engage with the people who are there with you physically, if you wanted to scroll facebook why the hell are you making plans with people 3D?  Just stop!

Remember what you did BEFORE smartphones and facebook, yeah that - do more of THAT.  Oh and by the way - ignoring who you are sitting across from at a social gathering to be on your phone is RUDE. Your mama would be pissed!

Bright spot of the week thus far - this finally came and its bright! Now I just have to find a matching wallet!!

Have a great day! Go do something that does NOT include your phone!!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Beauty About Time

The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour
are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled,
as if you had never wasted or misapplied
a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour
if you choose.
Arnold Bennett

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind... let it be something good.
Author Unknown

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday's Confessions and a Few Rants......


I am sick of flat ironing my hair its a process. Its thick, its curly and its wavy. So last night I just didn't, I tamed some of the crazy and then just let it be. No its not as polished as it usually is and right now I don't care...

That whole excuse "I can't because I am washing my hair that night" really isn't an excuse for me, its my reality. It takes hours to fully dry, even when using a hair dryer, because the dryer can only do so much. Then you have to flat iron it which can take another 45 minutes..  Last night I just didn't wanna...

I am sick of the hype over the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Hell even Mashable has an article on how to put together a beginners bondage kit... WTF? Do you seriously need a tutorial on that?  Isn't that what the other you tube-ish site is for?

I am keep a close eye on next weeks weather - the move is next weekend and I'd rather not have shitty weather for it. 

Starbucks you need to get your shit together and design a travel cup that goes IN THE DAMN DISHWASHER.. Who the hell has the time or desire to hand wash dishes these days is IS 2015. Surely you can come up with SOMETHING. 

I have really hot Valentines Day plans - we are getting take out and packing!!! Jealous I know. *wink*

I managed 2 out of 3 of my goals last weekend.. I did NOT make it to the gym. I did pack and get rid of things.

I need a vacation - an actual vacation where we go somewhere, chill and have fun.

The anniversary of my dad's birthday hit me harder this year than usual and I am not exactly sure why.

I'm trying to figure out how I was designated as everyone's "favor doer".

I can't stand whiners - lately the urge to tell them off is getting stronger and stronger..

A friend of mine put this on my Facebook page - it made my day:

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

Sure miss you. Not a day goes by that I don't wonder what you would think about things in the world.  How you would get along with your great grandson.  He sure does loves trains. I'm betting that is your doing. He has all your old train pictures.

Mya is still finding her way. Hopefully she gets on the right path soon..

Mom's doing okay. She is getting ready to head to California for a 3 week vacation the end of March..

I hope where ever you are today is a good day.....

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Titles Smitiles

Yep one of those I have no clue on a title days - so theres that..

Its been a busy week around the office. Visiting Executives and all. Its also been a pretty good week. My week was totally made last night though with a visit with my favorite lil guy. It had been 3 weeks since I had seen him so I had a ton of hugs and kisses saved up for him.

He and Papaw immediately set to building a wall and tower with his mega blocks..

This one is my favorite - I asked him what he was doing and he loudly said building walls. Papaw and I are building!!

My dinner with the girls tonight has been postponed, though Angie and I are still going to get together and get a pedicure this evening and chill out.. 

Tomorrow I HAVE to start packing - we move in two weeks and being out of commission sick for 3 weeks has really put things in a rush.  Its not going to be easy considering it is supposed to be close to 70 degrees out tomorrow!!!  

Goals for this weekend: 

get the donation stuff out of the house  
get the non-essential stuff in boxes
get to the gym.

My favorite Memes of the week: 

Nicotine by Saving Jane on Grooveshark

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Wednesday Confessions

Wow its midweek already!

Wednesday confessions:

I am thrilled January is over - it was an emotionally rough month for several people I care deeply about - I am glad its over.

February is a month I both love and hate... I hate it because its still cold but love, love that its only 28 days long.. BRING ON MARCH!  That statement never fails to crack my mother up.

Peep and little man have moved back up this way and in with her ex. All this back and forth is making me nervous. Though I do hope that Little Man is happier being back this way. Apparently he was NOT out at the farm and let his mother know loudly and often.  He told her he wanted to go HOME. Poor lil guy missed his people.  We missed him as well.

Monday night we lit the fireplace for the first time this winter - and possibly the last before we move.  It was the first because we didn't want to light it with Lil Man running around. The last because I have traded a fireplace for a walk in closet LOL.. The new place doesn't have a fire place.. I'll miss yet I will LOVE having more space in the closet.

Hands down the BEST part of the Super Bowl last Sunday was Missy Elliot. Second - the fight at the end.. NFL went MMA!!! I will say having to explain the the tweens there just WHO Missy was a little off putting - geesh kids. The words "oh so like the first Iggy" made my eyes roll really hard.. Um NO - just NO.

I'm looking forward to Friday and getting together with the 'Mafia Girls for dinner - its been freaking ages since we have all been together.

I wore TOMS yesterday because it was 50 degree and I am sick of boots.  Snow is expected today.

I abhor the term BAE and really wished people knew its Danish for poop - so you're actually calling your loved one poop ... way to go!

My favorite meme from Sundays game:

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Motivated Monday ............ On Tuesday

Yep I know day late dollar short.............

Kelsey @ Random Randts

Last Friday I registered for my favorite 5k of the year - The Diva Dash.. Last year it was the only 5k I did after my back issues. I will confess to being nervous about it this year as I am still plagued by that damn low back pain. I registered anyway. 

This 5k is different from ANY of the others held as it is WOMEN only and we have a damn good time.  This year its on March 28th, and I am hoping for a warmer start than in past years.. This also gives me a little over a month to get prepared.  

I will also be scheduling a physical for March - I think my last one was ummm college - yeah I know, shush. I'm just not a "go to the doctor person" I'll go if I am sick but that is about it.. However I think its time I have health information like thyroid function, cholesterol and the all important base line mammogram. Every year I have the day off for my birthday and I think this is what I will go do on that day.   Remember ladies its more important to mammogram your boobs than to instagram them!!

I need to get more into the mind set of "an once of prevention" than "what if I don't like what he says?

I am finally feeling more like myself again, I have a cough left over from the "respiratory virus from hell" but at least I have my energy back. Which means its really time to start packing!!!  That move is coming up way fast! 

Prepping for the 5k and moving is pretty much going to take up my free time in February. Which is okay by me - just bring SPRING quickly - I am sick of freezing!!

Have a kick ass week folks - and go do something physical!

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Just Finished - Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Ever have a book that once you finish it you have no idea what to read next because nothing sounds good after the world you just finished. ...