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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not much to say

Which is odd for me.  I always have something to say, usually whether you want to hear it or not!

So, we bought D a commuter-car.  I say 'WE', but I really mean 'HE'.  HE bought the car, but did not get to drive it beforehand, as it was at a tow yard, and they don't just let you toodle on out of the yard and test drive cars.

Picked it up, and on the drive home, he decided he hated it.  GREAT.  Yet we STILL dumped dollars into new tires and a new windshield, and he still hates it.  WHUCK?  Why did we do this?  So now, he's driving the gas-hog truck back and forth every day, and it turns out that, with the recent increase in gas prices around here, I've WAY underestimated the cost of his commute.  Which is just wonderful for the budget.

Aaaaaand, I just had to insure the damn car so we can finally go and get it registered, because even if we sell it, you know it has to "officially" be ours to do so. 

So if anyone is looking for a car that gets great gas mileage I've got one for sale, with brand new tires on it, less than 76 k miles on it, and just waiting for you!

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's over, he's official now.

Okay, so I committed a MAJOR faux pas when posting to FB last week.  In all honesty, I was just so flippin excited and proud and, damn it, USED TO writing the word county that when I tried to type city it just still came out county.  I. Am. SORRY. 

Dlite is now a fire inspector for Tulare CITY Fire.  Which is basically a Captain, but as I was recently informed, they don't go by ranks there so it's just me being snobby and overexcited when I post that tidbit.  WHUCK?

In my most HUMBLE opinion, I cannot be too anything when it comes to my man getting that which he has worked his ass of for for the last, oh, almost 15 years now.  There is no such thing as too proud, too excited, too supportive or anything!  All you people that think so can just SHUT. THE. HELL. UP.

You know who you are.  Well, you probably have not been invited to read my blog, so you really don't know who you are but now I'm rambling and it's over so I'll get over.  It.  Or something.

(shakes head)  Ok, back to reality.

It's Day 1.  So far, so good.  He sounded happy and reluctantly excited over the phone.  As you know, this is not a man given to extremes of emotion, so hearing the muted excitement in the voice was wonderful for me.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

National Anti-Procrastination Day

It's November 6th this year, and I'm all for it.  Except that I procrastinated posting this blog and now you may not have time to join the fun, but that's OK.

Wanna see my list (so far)??

1. Fold all the laundry that has been obscuring the living room couch for the last, well, forever.

2. Put away all that nicely folded laundry in the room / dresser / closet it belongs in.
3. Clean out fridge, finding nasty smell in the process. (*note to self: cleaning means bottle of cleaner, sponge/paper towels and actually spraying & wiping each shelf, ledge, bin and crevice while no food items are housed in the fridge. Do not let cleaner freeze on shelves!)
4. Sort landslide of 2,637,984 toys in living room while children nap.
5. Move remaining 6 toys to playroom.
6. Clean boys' (shudder) bathroom. Seriously, if you saw it, you'd shudder too!
7. Find smell in car.
8. Remove all trash, dirty socks, random kid underwear and parts of broken toys from backseat of car.
9. Have car carpets cleaned - hey! this might get rid of the smell!
10. Clean shower/tub in master bath. Have I done this since we moved in?
11. Clean up all nasty little whisker shavings from hubby's sink that drive me insane and look disgusting like little brown maggots.
12. Clean the layer of dust currently stuck to master bath counter and backsplash with hair spray. Not sure what will accomplish this, but I'll try.
13. Get rid of the stuff in my closet I can't or won't wear - it's almost winter - someone else needs it!
14. Bathe the dog so she can come back in the house. Again, it's almost winter, she's overdue for that biannual bath.
15. File all bill stubs, paycheck stubs, and receipts that are currently rendering my desk un-useable.
   15a. Figure out why hubby's jacket is shoved under the roll-top of my desk. AGAIN.
   15b. Sort all old kiddie art & store it away.
   15c. Are you REALLY going to do that hand-shaped turkey foam craft thingie??

And there you have it, my list in progress of things I have been putting off for, oh, about the last 4 years.  Except the car stuff, that's only been the last year or so (it's a new-to-me car).
I'm sure I'll have to put this on the iTouch notes app so I can keep adding to it.  Oh wait!  I've been putting that off!

I think expats have the right idea...

You may or may not know that D was offered a very random, yet very interesting job a few months back.  It is still on the table, we just won't be serving that particular dish up for comment until after the first of the year. 

But I digress.  I have to say, I do a damn good job of NOT getting into politics here on the blog, but after last night, I'm ready to move to Cambodia like the Meanderthals.  It was a choice between non-choices.  I mean, how do you decide who is going to be the lesser of two evils?  JB had his chance, MW well, she's more like AS than many care to admit, but SERIOUSLY? 

Not a bleeding-heart liberal, right or left wing here, just a relatively sane adult who makes her choices based on what she thinks is best rather than what my friends, family, or "party" think is appropriate (need I say I am often at political odds with all of the above?).

You know what really made me sick though?  The number of elected officials who were running un-opposed!!!  SERIOUSLY?!?!  What right do any of us have to bitch and moan if nobody has the schmidt to step up to the plate and make a genuine effort to effect change at the request of the people they profess to serve?!

Ok, I'm done soap-boxing.  Maybe I'll run for office next millenium.

The Delusion of Normal

Great post by Single Dad Laughing.  Felt the need to pass it on today.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I've been reading.  Yes!  I know it can be dangerous and all, but I've just got a jones for the written word, in all forms.

So I was reading msnbc today.  Apparently there has been banning of a 4-year old boy from pre-K for growing his hair to donate to Locks of Love, and the whole concept of POLITENESS is out the window and for the birds.


oh oh!  and we are all helicopter and/or lawnmower parents for making our kids wear jackets when what we should do is make them make an informed decision to freeze their hineys off, rather than BE. A. FREAKIN. PARENT. and just make them.

Um. I did not ask you to get your jacket, I TOLD you to do it, so flippin' do it and quit your whining about it already!  I simply do not have enough hours in the day to add a call from CPS about neglecting my child (i.e. not dressing for the weather) precipitated by school officials taking more time out to be the kid-police when they should be TEACHING, to allow my kid to make an "informed" decision.  I'm a parent, not a friend.

RANTS FROM MOMMYLAND: So You Just Had A Vasectomy!

This is SO freakin' timely!!!

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