Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who are you? or am I, or.. you get the idea..

Ok.. I was tagged for this by Raising Wild Things and it's been what feels like FOREVER since I'd done one - so here goes! I don't have anyone to tag, so I'm just going to do mine & hope that's good enough! LOL

  1. Where were you born Magnolia, TX, family moved to Mobile, AL when I was 6 weeks old, & bounced back & forth my entire childhood. I've been all over the place, except West, but it's on my list..
  2. Were you named after someone? Nope. 
  3. How many children do you have? 3 (10 year old girl (lord save me) 9 year old boy, & the toddler will be 3 in less than a week.. (again, lord save me..) 
  4. How many pets do you have? 1 cat/Saint named Casper. We're hunting for a feline buddy for him, so hopefully that number will increase one day soon.
  5. Your worst injury?  I've been lucky in that respect.. only bones I've ever broken were toes. I've got sciatica in my hip from a wreck when I was a teenager, that got worse over time & crappy kidneys but no real "oh shit I broke my arm" moments.. (knock on wood..)  
  6. Do you have a special talent? Nope. Unless you count every Mommy's ability to sprout extra arms & hands at any given notice.. "Mommy hold this" should be an Olympic sport I think.. 
  7. Favorite thing to bake? These days I don't really have a favorite. Not at all. I guess I'm going to have to work on that..
  8. Favorite fast food? It was the Arby's mushroom whatever roast beef thing. But the shit-sticks went & discontinued it. So I guess the Hardee's mushroom & swiss burger. Seeing my pattern yet? 
  9. Would you bungee jump? Hell no. No reason in the world to jump off a perfectly good bridge. Same goes for skydiving. Unless the plane's going down & we're all going to die anyway.. I'm on that sucker till the wheels hit the runway. 
  10. What is the first thing you notice about people? How they treat other people. Specifically, the helpless.. children, elderly, and so on.  
  11. When was the last time you cried? I've been ridiculously sappy recently. I was reading some sweet story yesterday that made me all teary. 
  12. Any current worries? Money. As friggin always it seems. 
  13. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly. Tea. Water. Recently Coffee. Used to be coke. I'm working on that. 
  14. What’s your favorite book? Alberto Villoldo, Shaman, Healer, Sage. Or Paulo Cohelo The Valkyries, or a dozen others...   
  15. Would you like to be a pirate? As in, real life, Somali, scary, rape pillage plunder pirate? Hell no. But if Captain Jack Sparrow were real, sign me up! 
  16. Favorite smells? Roses, Peonies, new born baby heads... fresh cut grass, a deep heavy forest after a drenching rain.. the freedom of mountain air.. 
  17. Why do you blog? I need the release. I don't write as much as I want to these days. As the toddler gets a little bigger, I hope that will change. 
  18. What song do you want played at your funeral? Unless by that time sparkly vampires are a reality, well, whatever my family finds fitting. 
  19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My will power. I need to get that shit in check. Big time. 
  20. Favorite hobby? What's a hobby? *wink* 
  21. Name something you’ve done, you never thought you would do? Hike the sacred sites of Peru with local Shaman's! But once I got that one accomplished, it added a bunch of other places to my now ever-growing list! 
  22. What do you look for in a friend? Loyalty. 
  23. Favorite fun things to do? Hanging out with my family.. when the kids aren't at each other throats that is! 
  24. Pet peeves?  Lying. Someone that is perpetually late.  
  25. What’s the last thing that made you laugh? My toddler's hilarious dance to every. single. commercial on the T.V. this morning! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Catching up..

I don't even know where to begin. It's been 2 months too long and I really miss writing. Between moving.. (with the husband) and then my mother visiting, and trying to never leave.. (having to force her out) and with getting sick like I did... (emergency room visit, 15mm kidney stone surgery, and impending gallbladder surgery) I feel overwhelmed to even really have a starting point to catch up.

So, instead of stressing over that.. (if you've been following the facebook page then you have kinda kept up anyway..) I will just simply go from here. Does that sound ok with you? I sure as hell hope so, because that's what I'm going to do..

Tonight there is a large Mardi Gras parade. I love Mardi Gras, it's one of the few things about this friggin town I truly enjoy. I have missed every other parade so far because of how I've been feeling. And though I still feel the stab of an ice pick to the kidney multiple times an hour, we are going to the parade tonight. Tomorrow is Joe Cain Sunday, and then Tuesday is the end of it all for the year.. so - tonight we will go. If there is one parade of the year I make sure to see, it's the one tonight. Their floats are wonderful. Hopefully we will go tomorrow as well, & Tuesday, weather permitting.

I am stressed.. what else is new though, right? My husband has mostly been on his best behavior. But there are still issues I cannot ignore. Like the fast he was over an hour late last night, the money he handed me from his check seemed a good bit short, and he STILL called *that* fucking number. I haven't called him out on any of it yet. I feel like shit, and I want tonight to be fun for the kids... and starting shit right now would certainly screw it all up. I'm irritated and annoyed... I need to "back up and punt" and get a new plan together I suppose. Just right now... this week... I am tired, and sore... and I am going to put a fake smile on my face and simply move forward. After-all.. if he's screwed up this week, it will certainly happen again, and I'll have plenty of chances to "catch" him when I am better prepared.

That's all for now... but I will get to updating regularly again, I promise.