all I've done this weekend is lay around, moan, sleep, and occasionally vomit. have to snap out of it, back to work tomorrow and no one there cares if I don't feel good....did I pick up a bug along with my dental work? or am I just so wusssy that it's kicking my ass this hard?


The Cabin in the Woods

the original plan was Dylan's mom would take them to see this....it ended up being katie's mom. who slept most of the day from her pain pills. I didn't take one so I could drive Jess, Britt, and Katie down and back...slept till noon, did get all but 2 carnival prizes picked up....(insurance agents who were out, not a big deal in my book), got them turned in to school, did chores, back to bed, and up to take them to the late nite movie, where I tried to just keep my eyes shut and block it out. I hate scary movies. I have been picking up prizes from the same businesses for years....and it saddens me to see that the owners are getting older...I was asked to make out the check so she could sign it because her hands are getting bad..yet she still works. I admire that. she is a wonderful lady.


To me you'll always be eighteen and beautiful and dancing away with my heart....

on day 1 of 4 off...took katie to school. clearance shopped at pamida for stuff for band carnival and GS awards. dentist...pulled one, cut off a crown, and ground down a tooth for a bridge. that ran late, pharmacy took forever, so had to change dr appt to later. kevin took me. she cut off the callous', told me to look for a toe thing at walmart to see if that helped, my big toes are going in instead of staying upright. started Earth Invasion hoop and GS owls. laid down about 7 because I didn't feel good, woke up , they'd all went to bed. furnace kicked on during nite, woke up to kevin shutting windows.
day2...not feeling good. guessing pain pills and no food. need to do bills, pick up rest of band raffle stuff. and shower....we'll see. I have cut it waaaaay to close, nothing can go wrong. N-O-T-H-I-N-G.
will take katie to school, go back to bed for awhile, then hopefully get up feeling much better.


"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is."~Ellen DeGeneres

Bubba is home for the summer!!! kevin picked him up at school. katie & kj performed tricks in the front yard....cartwheels and handstands and backbends. then he showed us some of his insanity workout moves. kevin & I walked a lap at the park in the twilight.


kevin went to Des Moines to the foot dr., verizon, and famous daves. he got my phone password reset so I can check voice mail. he mowed marie's yard. he checked on status of tires, checked cows, and then we watched the new Glee.


looks like a good time!


johnny is so wise....

I'm not sure exactly when I realized

I wouldn't be going to college....probably junior year. I figured I would either join the army or just move to the city and work. a job doesn't define you. it's just what you do. but as the years go on and you continue working at a job you seriously don't like, it does things to a person. and that's all I'm going to say.

honestly, Candice...

I of course love Deadly Women. It is fascinating. and I often understand why they do what they do. (I must have a bit of deadly in me, as well). but the other nite when Katie and I were watching...the couple had been married 27 years, had been seperated, got back together. she wanted to buy a horse ranch, he had quit his job to work on the ranch. she was running the show. she wanted to buy more horses, he said no. she told him she earned the money, yadda yadda yadda. he later announced he wanted a divorce. she got a lawyer. said lawyer told her she would have to pay alimony. she wasn't happy. so, she loads up a 12cc syringe with horse tranquilizer, and grabs a hammer of some sort and a rope and puts them in her purse, which she leaves in their bedroom. after he falls asleep, she gets up, sneaks over to him, and is going to shoot him with the tranquilizer and then beat him to death...which I thought was kind of sweet. she must still love him a little, right? wants to make it easier for him....or maybe easier for her so he won't fight back, but I still appreciate the sentiment. but of course, he wakes up, doesn't get the shot, she ends up beating on him with the hammer, but he won't die, so she chokes him out with the rope, dresses him in jogging clothes, dumps him, then calls him in as a missing person and starts cleaning up. death by bludgeoning is pretty messy....clumps of brain matter and goo, blood....they come to the house, pull up the rug, she goes to jail. and how does Candice sum this all up? by wondering aloud how you could spend 27 years sleeping next to someone, have 3 children with them, and then bludgeon and strangle them to death? and I wondered aloud....Candice, have you ever been married? get real!



koren & cody are in Vegas, baby!

Now I lay me down to sleep, counting weiner dogs instead of sheep. There's Sasha on my pillow, and Daisy on my feet, now where the hell am I supposed

to sleep???
kevin & i to walmart after a fruitless search for the blue footie things that used to be in the kitchen cabinent and i moved to make room for glasses.....spent a lot of $, had just left when kate texted she needed cocoa pebbles and milk, so had to go back....supper @ Toot Toots.
got some game stuff for carnival, and jump rings that we think will work for GS charm bracelets....need to order rest of badges, and clean out my cabinents, book shelves, etc. for carnival....maybe tomorrow???


Had a bad mixup at the store today..when the cashier said strip down facing me,apparently she was referring to my credit card

katie is home from another epic weekend. got a message from dylan that she said he wasn't allowed to talk to me.??? I never know what is going on. I am glad my 'epic weekend' at work is over. the days I was walking risers at 4p.m. seem so long ago...maybe someday they will come again.
we watched some Deadly Women, then she watched The Craig's List Killer, I read the book....
Bubba is moving back home Wednesday! yay! then I have a 4 day weekend for dental work, dr. visit, and to collect ALL the band carnival prizes.... and make the games...no pressure there. honestly.
also doing an owl theme for GS Awards...going to make owl shapes to put their last few badges on. got bracelets and owl charms...but they dont' come with rings to put them on with....so will have to get some.
just figured out that my 401k loan is paid off...I opened my last pay stub which I normally don't do...then happened to glance at my 401k statement instead of just tossing it....and my check was way bigger! any little bit helps!
kevin made an orshelins run, bought a breaker box and shut off power and installed it....so far dryer is running.



when you know the Cymbalta commercial by heart...and you know the reason you are pissed off at the world and beyond caring about things you should is that you feel trapped in the crap ass job you do to take care of your family....then you google hate my job images....at least I know I am not alone!

katie in 7th grade.....

group pictures from the school website....Miss Katie was officially in track long enough to be in the picture! and she still has the scars to prove her involvement....and of course FBLA, Drama, and Academic Team!

katie is tagged.....

I love seeing her tagged in pictures on facebook....fab pictures of my daughter taken by otheres that I wouldn't of seen otherwise.....awesomeness!

cover the night

Kevin saw Kony 2012 posters on the Chariton square this morning. I do know that Katie, Danielle, Kayla, Jessica, & Brittany aren't responsible for THOSE....they wish to remain anonymous, but I know of 3 towns that have Kony Posters besides Chariton....


a mermaid or a whale?

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "
Do share if you care.


the dancer....

work, bills, took the dogs out to pee multiple times, did chores, made supper, watched Miami Dance Moms, and my amazing daughter stretching and working on her tricks. it is good to see her pushing herself again.

and now it's thursday....

kevin worked cows mon & tues, I think. I had band boosters meeting Tues. aft. that I was late to because of my stupid job. then katie had drama party. youth group changed from weds. nite to sat. nite so she won't go anymore. she doesn't like the other youth group that still meets on weds. she wants to go to dylan's bday party instead of spring concert. tbh, she has missed the last 2 years spring concerts because of dance competition. I don't think I have a problem with it, but I am really too tired to think. was actually justifying the actions of last night's deadly women episodes we watched...."if her husband hadn't cheated on her..."
I was even giving the mom whose 8 kids died the benefit of the doubt...post partum or something...until their adopted kid died as well. which I guess it technically doesn't have to be your kid to die from post partum....I probably shouldn't watch this show for awhile. I think you're supposed to feel morally outraged. just like animal hoarders. those people really do love animals and think they're taking good care of them....just waaaaaaaaaay toooooooo many of them.
finally made an appt for my achy feet the day of my dentist appt. probably nothing she can do...imagine it is old feet carrying a fat body around on concrete all day. and we all know if I could just quit I would've done it years ago. still having the dreams where I am walking around carrying handfuls of my teeth that are falling out.
katie has plans for dylan's birthday, shopping with grandma ann and her party, then church on sunday. I have to work.
time for vitamins, then back to the pigshit mines. (sigh)

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