3.30.2015

trying to find a rental house for 12 people is a bit daunting....especially on a budget! and shit is already booked, people! June is fast approaching!

Kevin made supper, I just came home from work and collapsed. can't breathe, my chest hurts bad. made dr. appt. for tomorrow afternoon. Katie & Chandler fishing in dad's pond.

dinner and a movie after work make for a long day.....

brought Miss home Applebee's takeout that she ate at midnight....time to take liquid severe cold Nyquil and catch a few winks before another day in the hog mines....need to spend tomorrow nite looking for a house to rent for vacation before they're all gone, gone, gone....

3.28.2015

sigh.....

It's a sittin' by the secondary containment with a shovel and a Pepsi afternoon...at least it's nice out...
boys are working....Kate might have plans....so starting some chicken stir fry and eyeballin' the couch and the remote....Kate & I visited mom last night, she made us sloppy joes and taco soup, we visited, Kate got her grandpa shirts to make pillows from....mom gave me the old newspapers she found in dads tool shed and some old stuff of mine she'd found, we admired her new furniture, took pics outside.....just too tired to upload pics and blog. it was good to see her. she told me when she dreams of an old house, she dreams of her grandparents Maxwells 2 story house, had a screened in summer kitchen, backed by a regular kitchen, bedrooms were upstairs. It burnt and Aunt Minerva built her house on the site.

3.26.2015

I have clean floors.....this is the most amazing feeling! and got some Alaska viewing in today...can't get me enough of their hardships and beautiful surroundings....

there ain't no Coupe DeVille hiding in the bottom of a cracker jack box.....

my little fat legs are tired, my fat little thumb is smashed, the sun is shining and the porta potty is back at the park, so it's officially spring in Mercer....bubs has a day off....katie is waiting for track practice to get over so her forestry teammates will be ready for practice. saw my husband today, he was parked at the stop sign by jack's church on his way to work, I was on my way home from work. we waved at each other. 31 years of married bliss, folks....

3.25.2015

it was a shampoo in both eyes showering out kinda day....

came home to no one here....Kj is 'hanging out' he later confirmed by text...kate & brit were in trenton & princeton applying for jobs.....with the resumes they made...very enterprising, determined young ladies. I polished off the sweet lemonade peeps & funyuns, then ate a virtually tasteless hot pocket (everything is tasteless....b/w socket hole and nasty cold.....) the pain pills, not eating much, and having last week off work basically in a coma played havoc with my colon function. 'nuff said. was about to journey after something to remedy this situation, but mother nature came to the rescue. have some lingering after effects, but I'll probably live...watched Swamp People...I still think Holden is the perfect guy for kate to date, a hard working, well mannered Louisiana boy with a bright gator hunting future! then watched some Nat Geo stuff and did some laundry folding. saw a grown man obsessed with poop.....granted, it was mountain lion poop, which would be cool, I guess....but he went a bit over the top with it. cool outside. dreary. read Kate's term paper on Lesch-Nyhan Disease. she got a perfect score on it! she is quite the writer and speaker. haven't been sleeping well....hope that goes better tonight as well.

3.24.2015

my sister Lisa started blogging before I did.....she doesn't barrage the internet with posts like I do.....but she has some that make me think.

she was home alone with Tom, wondering how their life would be after the kids left and it was just them. I already know how Kevin & Deb will be. we get a few of those all alone nights every now and again. He'll be "watching" tv loudly, with his eyes closed. I'll be on the edge of the couch, "reading" with my eyes closed. or we'll be "watching" a dvd with our eyes closed. occasionally one of us will wander to the computer and get on facebook. He'll want to go out to eat. I'll say there's probably something here we can eat. He'll eventually talk me into going out. He'll want to go to grocery store, I will drag my feet. eventually, we'll go to grocery store. I don't see us EVER going to the senior center for lunch, but he could probably eventually talk me into that, too. I would rather stay here. he is more social. there will be the occasional road trip or Chiefs game. we'll grumble about traffic and listen to hair band cds. there will be trips to the drug store for our many prescriptions. trips to visit our kids and grandkids and great grandkids. trips to the post office to mail books I sold on amazon. he'll want to walk into bank instead of going thru drive-thru. I'll stay in the vehicle. I'll say 'pay at the pump.' He'll walk inside to pay and come out with drinks. He'll say there isn't enough laundry for a load. I'll go in garage and see laundry stacked to the ceiling. He won't know if the dishes in dishwasher are clean or dirty. I won't know what day it is. God, I sure hope NCIS is not still in reruns then. that could drive me to fuckin' drink.
oh, and I read a book that I of course bought on amazon after I saw something about it on facebook....but that is neither here nor there. It is a ghost hunting manual. and has experiences of this guy and his paranormal group in Kentucky. some freaky stuff. very brief, but very vivid. I think about stuff like this while I am at work producing top quality pork at a profit or whatever our new motto is. the one guy who was their mentor saw a spectral battle on the 150th anniversary of a Civil War battle. can you even imagine? they went to a cemetery where a childhood friend had been buried, the one guy felt guilty for not going to his funeral, because he just couldn't make himself go...the ghost of his friend spoke to him and he instantly recognized his voice...the ghost spoke in his own voice. gave me chills. I don't know if I could handle actually seeing a ghost....I barely have bladder control when I sneeze, for goodness sakes...but it would be something. I would hope for a nice ghost. but I don't see myself intentionally walking in rural abandoned cemeteries at midnight. I'm all for it in the daylight, maybe even twilight. I don't like tripping over things in the dark. or tripping and then giving myself a concussion on a tombstone. or falling into an open grave. I'm sure there probably aren't random open graves in cemeteries these days...but better safe than sorry. I'll do my ghost hunting in broad daylight. if they can be there at night, couldn't they be there during the day, as well? hmmmmm.....
Katie a resume at school to send to Gumps. She wants a job, bless her heart. will get it in the mail. the printer won't print since I put in new ink? will have to Kevin fix it, I guess....Aunt Mary had sent me a letter with a newspaper article and a stamp, wanting me to go the internet and get her this recipe. had to hand write it. I have read shorter books. I hope she packed a lunch, this is a very involved pound cake.

my whole world turned upside down....at work, that is. the switch happened today.

Dear Rachel,
missed you today. will have to walk across the street to borrow a cup of sugar and catch up.
love to baby Solomon!
Sincerely,
deb
we got split up. no one to tell me to just take a break or let it go. got an incredible amount of work done, though. John is strong and handy. Carrie seems to be our new leader. probably best for the barn, but not so best for the besties.....change is hard.
Kate suggested chili for supper, we watched Catfish & Bates Motel. she cleaned her room. I changed my sheets. the first load thru dishwasher after Kevin took it apart and cleaned out trap or whatever.......99% clean! and I might've accidently put that dirty spatula in with the clean dishes. that has been known to happen. no more Amish up to my elbows in dish washing suds for this gal....well, except for pots and pans, of course...

3.22.2015

a facebook pic from Kate's Saturday night....

this gal has friends everywhere....

we were going to go to see Koren & company today...but Kevin was hurting really bad at work last nite when he texted me on break, so I let him sleep.

picked Kate up from her Bethany sleepover...took a lengthy nap after Kevin made lunch...he reseeded yard and put straw on top of grass seeds, I picked up a few sticks...some blogging, and now need to make something for supper. nothing sounds good or tastes good, but I am kinda hungry and need something easy to chew....(sigh). my tooth-hurty vacation is over, back to the real world tomorrow. it has been a blur of naps, pain pills, dvds, blogging, and my crazy tv shows. all the hard core pain pills are gone, so will just have to be a brave little soldier. I can do it. I've done it before. the Mucinex is kicking my cold. well worth the bit of dizziness I have to endure. cough is almost gone now. Chandler came after Katie. KJ is at work.

3.21.2015

it's getting too nice to wear hoodies all the time....

after sweating thru a long ride to Chillicothe and back with Katie, Jess, & Brittany,
I may have finally learned my lesson...I was just along for the credit card signature.....Katie bought a dress at Clifton's....
had lunch at Pizza Hut, then to Maurice's and Walmart. she did fine driving....the car died a few times at stop lights in Chillicothe and missed a bit on the way home, but she kept her cool and we made it. I am very proud of her. maybe the idle needs adjusted? but the turn signals worked fine and it started back up every time.

3.20.2015

I showered, made lunch, got Daisy to vet, got trash cans back in,did bills, got the mail, did the chores, did some laundry, watched Season 3 of True Blood....

vet said we just had the best behaved weiner dogs! (kind of like hearing how wonderful your kids are...you know it's a line, but you eat it right up!). Daisy is down from 11 lb. to 10 lb. 2 oz. he said that probably bought her another year and a half....he'd like to see her get down to 10 even. she needs to go back for dental cleaning, but otherwise good. Kevin took dishwasher apart and cleaned it out so it would work, ran vinegar thru it. got Katie's car picked up from the garage, the chillin's are out on the town, the husband is at work....just hanging with the pets watching the telly and debating putting my jammies on at 7:40 p.m.....pretty much sure it's a done deal!

Kj has the day off, so Kate has the family car to drive to school today whiled hers is still in shop....

I'm just up making sure she gets out the door....avoiding my mouth rinses as long as I can...finally got pain under control...might do some ice packs today. only plans today are shower and Daisy vet trip and bills....

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