Monday, December 7, 2009


Hi ya'll,

I had these nice little dreams of sending my Christmas cards out with a cute little British stamp and post mark. Well, sometimes our little dreams are not in sync with the ugliness of reality, are they?

Nope, they're not. The truth is , it would have cost me "one pound fifty " for each freaking' card (that’s about 3 bucks or some shit) So what I wound up having to do was, get all my cards ready and then mail the whole package to my son HE can stamp them and mail them from the US.

So, just think "oooh! How cool, I got a card from England AND Florida!"

If you don't get a card from me that means that you are one of the peeps who did NOT send me your snail mail address, in spite of my repeated pleas to do so.

Excuse me, but I'm feeling quite the bitch.

I am sick ...once again. Annnnd....we are probably re homing Monkey.

I am waiting for the rescue lady to call me back right now.Supposedly she has a retired couple with no kids, no pets, just dying for a Burmese kitty.

The entire thing feels like hell. I have been going through the pros and cons for weeks, as I see Monkey become skinnier and we are kept awake all night while she either growls and hisses at the other cats ,or ,we hear her screeching because they are outright attacking her.

We have done everything possible and everything the vet recommended. None of it has helped at all.

I just watched the boys wrestling on the couch this evening, they look like they are going to kill each other ,they pose and posture ...but I see that they lay on their backs with all 4 feet in the air. Meaning "go ahead, get me boy! I'm baring my guts to you , I totally trust you."

They whip their tails around and act so macho. But they never hurt each other. Moments later ,they can be lying on hubby's legs ,grooming each other like their own mamas.

Monkey NEVER has any trust to lie on her back. She has licked her own stomach bald from being such a nervous wreck.When these boys play with her, it's not a show. They actually really kick her and rip her hair out.She does not ever submit and act calm and casual ,and they will not either.

Well, I've been trying to write this post for days . It's now friday and I'm waiting for the cat rescue lady to get here pretty soon.

I have not gotten one Christmas present for my hubby yet. YIKES!

Our new table is broken. Some wire thing underneath it. The bad part, they can not just send someone out to fix it, they will come after new years and take it away and bring a new table. The good news is, this time THEY will put it together.

Our weather is no where near as bad as the good ole midwest. You poor cold people .

My spouse is on his way home from Finland right now and there, it IS cold. Monday, the lucky bastard gets to go to Spain. Yes ,I am jealous.


My friend Kim sent me this . Great advice for all of us :)

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch..

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life..

28. Forgive everyone for everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come....

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Have a great day peeps!


SOUL: said...

monkey will be fine-- and better off.

if folks can't handle a card just cuz it's sent from florida-- i say screw em. and take em off the list for next year.

and 3-- nice list.

now go have a drink, ya bitch :))

Luv me

Jamie said...

Awesome list.

Monkey will be okay. I know how hard this is for you, but really, it will work out.

Hugs, friend. :)

Karen said...

Please e-mail me your address, Thank you Karen

Anonymous said...

Monkey will be better off. She has been in a kind of hell. She will definitely be happier and be healthier and gain weight. Maybe you can have visitation occasionally? You need to make hub take you to Spain. Find someone to come in and feed the cats. You found a great solution to getting your cards out without paying a king's ransom. G5

myomyohi said...

Monkey will be happier once she adjusts. She'll be the only pet and soaking up all the attention. We have Mom's cat, who formerly wouldn't let anyone touch her, but is starting to get friendlier. I agree with G5, go to spain. Have as much fun as you can while there. Loved the list. And I agree with Soul about the cards. If they gripe, it should be their last card. Anyone who would complain about something so trivial, isn't worth your time.