Saturday, March 29, 2014

Have A Gay Day!

Let the Earthquakes and pestilence commence!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Yesterday was my Birthday. And I had to work. And the temps were in the 70s! And to make it worse, it was one of my nights to work until 6 pm. So Not Fair! But I still pulled my lounge lawn chair out of the garage when I got home, grabbed a beer, my music and my favorite book, and "practiced" for 20 minutes for when the weather finally gets nice. So of course, it's snowing right now--yesterday was such a tease! It was a good day, tho. Lots of Birthday wishes on FB and an angel-food cake from one of my co-workers and one of my friends sent me flowers at work. I assumed they were from Mom until I got a closer look at them. My friends know me so well! I'm having a bit of a problem wrapping my mind around '50', surprisingly. It doesn't bother me, it's just a number. But it just seems like such a strange number, all of a sudden. I'm starting this next part of my life, I was a kid, I raised my kids, now I need to decide what to do and how to define this next decade. It's really kind of awesome.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Since Winter Continues

Ha, I got my next project done in two weekends! I think that's a record for me, but I guess there is a good side to this lousy weather we continue to get. If I can't be outside, I might as well put my time to good use. This is The Tiger-Spider and his butterfly wives. It's a story by Noel Fielding in his book, The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton. Color makes me happy and paintings on the wall don't have to be dusted, a double win! I may add some more butterflies and thicken up his face, but for now I'm just going to live with it and decide later.

Now, which wall is next?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Florida or Bust? Bust

I should be in Florida right now. I'm not. It was a trip I really can't afford right now, but such an opportunity that I couldn't turn it down. So I looked for the cheapest way to get there and it turned out to be Greyhound. Tickets bought, arrangements all made. And a feeling of impending doom all week and the inability to envision myself there. I've always seemed to have an over abundance of empathy but I don't consider myself very clairvoyant; but this didn't really feel like the seasonal depression I usually suffer from in late Winter. Just this feeling of "not going to happen".

So what happened, you ask? The bus terminal is small, just a closet at a Pilot station with a McDonald's on the other end of the building. No personnel on the weekend. I got there early. And waited. And waited. And waited. And started making phone calls. It took me an hour to find out that my bus had been cancelled due to bad weather further up the line. You would think in this computer age, I would have gotten some kind of message earlier in the day. If I had known, I could have driven to St. Louis and caught my connection there, but by the time I knew what was up, it was too late. Plus, I don't actually know if my connecting bus made it out. So, back home and sitting on the floor, making phone calls and digging around in my luggage for the little bottles of booze I was taking to drink at Disney (their drinks are pricey), on the verge of tears. Rosco must have sensed something because he ran through the house, took a flying leap and parked himself on my shoulders.

I suppose I gave up too easily. Everyone kept saying "can't you find another way there?" but it would have taken another day to arrange things, probably be Tuesday before I could have gotten there and then turned around on Friday to head back. Again, maybe it really is just seasonal depression, but I couldn't even think by then. The thought of it just exhausted me.

So now I have the week off, although I'm going to go talk to my boss about working Wednesday through Friday. I think I'll see about getting my taxes done tomorrow and some other things I've been wanting to get taken care of. And today? Well, make some of those phone calls. Oh yeah, and watch the freezing rain that is supposedly moving through in the next few hours.

This winter really sucks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Not doing anything special this year (which is the norm!) but I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow, so I'll probably be packing. Just hoping the weather holds so I have no trouble getting there. This is going to be the first vacation I've had since I've been married that didn't include my kids, my husband or my Mom. I'm taking the bus, it should be interesting! I'm actually looking forward to the ride, sitting back and relaxing with my book and my laptop. I'm hoping to get alot of work done. Plus, spending a few days with my BFF who I haven't seen in a couple of years plus a friend I haven't seen in almost 30 years is going to be the best!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Morning Coffee

Our neighbors put this chair out on the curb yesterday and my daughter fell in love with it. So we rescued it and put it in the garage until the day she has her own place. There are a few rips in it, but the frame is solid. I ran some errands this afternoon and left the garage door up and came home to this. I think Roscoe has adopted her chair for the time being!