Friday, August 14, 2009

What's the point

I was going to blog away this evening, but decided to forget about it. No one reads these anyway. I wanted to bitch about work, insurance, autism, so called friends, families, stalled creativity, fleas, flea killers that don't kill and illness. Here's one thought for it all PPPBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLFFFFFFFFFFFHHHHHHHHHHHH(for those who might read this - that's a raspberry) I am going to take a shower and go to bed before I punch somebody.

Ugh -football season is back

Well so much for evening television when I watch. And it is only preseaon. Take this evening for example - was getting ready to watch a movie with George Lopez and in walks hubby and changes the channel to watch the Colts. EXCUSE ME!? AND at posting time they were losing!! Why do you want to watch them lose?

Friday, July 10, 2009

I need answers

I am SO tired of dealing with autism. Medication after medication. Hospitalizations. Meltdowns - his then mine. No time away. Oh sure, I just had a 5 day vacation, but damn after 9 years that's not very much. We can't go out - no one will watch him. We've lost most of our friends because he is out of control. The few we do have, haven't really seen much of a meltdown, YET.

I cry myself to sleep so often - I should be out of tears. Hell, I'm crying right now. He had a meltdown this evening in public - one lady threatened to call the police. I said 'Go ahead, I could use a break.' She huffed and walked away. Gee, lady thanks for the help!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A special Trip to Idaho and Washington

Well I just got back from Washington and Idaho. I was able to squeeze out enough extra money from the budget to go. I bought a plane ticket and then made my plans on where to stay. It wasn't until after my plane ticket was purchased that my husband lost his job. Since the ticket was non refundable - we decided I should still go and just relax.

Teresa Sue was gracious enough to open her home to me and Dawn. She has a wonderfully charming old farmhouse that I just love. She told me to come back in the winter - I'll want to divorce it. I had a marvelous time and can't wait until I can maybe go back. She is a terrific hostess and I just love her cooking.

We went antiquing on Thursday. Friday we played in the sewing room and she gave me about 20 pounds of fabric. Friday night we went to Mary Jane's store in Couer D'Alene, ID. I loved the store and dressed the part. What I didn't like - sorry if I offend anyone, but I have to honest- was the people in the town. There is rude then there is REALLY RUDE. I have never in my life been made to feel so uncomfortable. People all looking down their noses at us. Whatever - I understand I only saw one little part of the town, but I sure didn't like that part.

I truly want MJ's store to be successful, but I probably wouldn't go back to that one. The mall it was in was full of REALLY expensive boutiques. Sorry, but Kmart budgets can't shop at Tiffanies. Now don't get me wrong. I did go to the candy/ice cream store and make a purchase and I also made a purchase at MJ's store, but there was no way I could have made a purchase at any of the other stores.

I'll take her little store in Moscow over Couer D'Alene any day. Again, I am not trying to be bitchy or nasty, just honest. I shoot from the hip. It may offend, but that's life.

That's all for tonight, I have to go inspect more buses in the morning.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shouldn't the dog be sleeping on the floor?

Meet Harvey. He is an 8 year old black Lab. Dumber than a box of rocks, but cute.
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Looks as though Zeke has the right idea for these bitter cold days we've been having. It a bit warmer today than it has been. Looks like a balmy 26 degrees out there. The horses are enjoying 2 bales of hay and the ducks and chickens are enjoying some sunshine. Yesterday, after we discovered a broken frozen pipe, we called the plumber. They were able to fix one problem, but when we turned the water on, we found another. They asked us if we thought we could make thru the weekend w/o running water because if they came back on Monday it would so much cheaper. We are waiting until Monday. We shoveled snow in the horse tank. After that load melts, we add more. One strange thing that has happened since the plumbers were here though, is the outside cats have found a secret passage that somehow leads IN THE HOUSE!! I haven't found it yet, but I think it is around the old furnace. We don't use it anymore because it was so inefficient. The plumbers had to remove some of the duct work to get to some of the pipes. I am just sure that is where the kitties are getting in! AND if they are getting in - what else can get in- oh the thought!!!!!

I really hate not being able to do laundry. (did that sound sincere?) No - really - I like doing laundry. The only problem is since I didn't get to it last weekend from helping my mother, the mountain is growing! It will take a week to get caught up. We only use the dryer for my uniforms because of the lint. We even went out and purchased another wooden drying rack. Now I have three. I line them up in front of the pellet burner and let the heat from that dry the clothes. It also helps add moisture to the air. As much as I like the pellet burner, it really dries the air out!
Another drawback to not having water is that no dishes are getting done. We are trying to use compostable tableware, but unfortunately, we are eating out frequently. I am out of pans to cook in. I was holding out, trying not to buy water, but I am afraid we are going to have to get a couple jugs anyway. We are using hand sanitizer and baby wipes to clean up with. What about the bathroom, you ask - Well we have that covered as well. You see, a while back, my husband read about making a port-a-pot out of a 5-gallon bucket, wood shavings, and an old hose winder. You know the square kind that is supposed to look nicer next to the spiggot that a coiled up hose. Our plan was to take it with us when we went trail riding with the horses since, a lot of times there are not bathrooms close by. I guess you can say we are roughing it. It doesn't smell too just have to layer in a bunch of shavings after you "go". It sure beats having to spend money on a hotel room or going outside!! Afterall, we are still going to have a hefty plumber's bill.

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