Thursday, August 27, 2009

not even title worthy.......

I am bored,depressed, dry,itchy and my shorts are too tight in the waist. Woe is me. LOL


Annnnnnd if that cat doesn't shut up I am going to strangle him!


I tried to get his plane ticket the other day and they told me I can not get it until Sept. 2nd. That's nice. Just make people worry all those extra days. It's 19 days until I leave. Too soon to start getting everything ready to leave. I am in limbo. I hate being in limbo!!!


Cavuto is out in the living room just screaming and screaming. I took the camera out there to record him. Instant silence. As soon as I got back in here, scream ,scream,scream. I kind of feel like screaming myself.



So, what's up with bras these days? Is it just me, or does it seem as if they are made out of some itchy fiberglass insulation or something? I swear all of them make me itch like there's no tomorrow.





Guess I'm NOT the only one.
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Hours and hours later...........


Well,I'm still a bitch. I have insomnia ,and I've been nauseated for days now. I have no idea what's up with THAT. I'm the freak who gets the flu and gains 10 pounds. Get clinical depression and gain 60 pounds.Nothing makes me stop eating!And NO I'm not pregnant. lol


There has been absolutely NOTHING on tv tonight. I have spent the entire evening in the office ,fighting the nausea and messing around with my photo program. Yes, I know my life is just tooo exciting.


I prematurely got rid of my facebook and myspace last night, I think that has added to my sense of isolation today. This week has lasted forever!

It's soooo late ,I'm soooo wide awake. Gah! I wish there was some way to shield myself from my alarm cat so I could actually sleep in.


***CLICK THE BLUE LETTERS

Insane sleep deprived thoughts......*cackle* cackle*


This idea still appeals to me ,I've just been to lazy to try it.



I shall put you out of your misery and shut up now. Enjoy my digital art show.

I got nuthin. :(



video

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Is that a bag of garbage in your pocket?

The other day I saw the show "Hoarders" for the first time. UGH! It was like watching a train wreck. One lady was loathe to throw away the rotten food which was taking over her entire house.It was disgusting. At the same time, you can't help wondering "how does this happen to someone?"


I have an Aunt who is a food hoarder. After seeing this show I decided that this must be a progressive condition. Right now ,my Aunt is in her early 60's but if she lives to be 80 or 90 ,I can totally see her house being taken over by her stockpiles of groceries.
In her case ,I know that she grew up dirt poor so she stockpiles the food in case she ever becomes poor again.




Do you know what this is?

It's a box of opened packs of sweetner.Decades ago,when I was really po' I used to save a little in the packs and then put them back in the box. Now, 30 years later,I still put the empties back in the box. Finally the day comes (like today) when I have to dump out the box to find any remaining full packets.

Crazy much?




Does this mean I am in the infancy of a serious hoarding condition? Do people that were born rich ever become hoarders? That doesn't seem to be the case. It looks like the common factor in all the hoarders is they suffered through "the lack of something" at some point in their lives.

Do you know any hoarders?Any rich hoarders? Do YOU hoard anything?

Come on , let's hear it. I'm really curious about this now.


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Finally....a decent movie!

This movie is about a guy who gets engaged and then realizes he does not have a friend suitable for a best man. He goes on a series of "man dates" trying to make a new best friend. While it's not laugh out loud funny through the whole thing ,it is constantly entertaining. All the characters are likable and it does have some crude humor,but nothing I don't hear everyday in my "all male" family.

I loved this movie! Go get it :)



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Dear Firefox,

I am sick to death of you crashing every three seconds.What in the hell is the problem here? Is it just me,or do you do this to everyone?

I am about to delete your crashing ass from my computer forever!

Seriously,my nerves can not take it anymore.


Goodbye ,Your ex fan




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Speaking of my shot nerves,I am now leaving to call and get Cavutos plane ticket.



Wish me luck ;o


Have a great day peeps!


Luv me

Monday, August 24, 2009

Have decor will travel.....



Ola ya'll,

Saturday Floozie 2 and I spent hours and hours out on the boat.I brought my camera and totally forgot to take any pictures.Doh!

We were supposed to meet up with our neighbor Dr. Charlie and his girlfriend Jennie. We searched for them about half the day and never found them. No surprise there.The lake was so crowded with boats it was like a holiday weekend .


I was going to go back out yesterday but I could not keep my eyes open. I was a lazy slug all day.



I spent some time on the internet looking to solve our decor problem (in the England house)

What's the decor problem? We don't have any decor. That's the problem.Not only are the walls completely bare (except for cat shelves) they are also painted a hideous shade of white with the nail holes painted a non-matching shade of white. *cringe*


Everything over there is ridiculously expensive and /or ugly. (No offense Britain)



This for example. I could buy this at the thrift store and spray paint it black myself for about 4 dollars.


No, I will not pay 40 bucks for it in England.












How about this? I do think it's cute for a Christmas decoration.

But for 35 dollars? Umm, I think not!












How about this? (Bradley! You must get one of these!)

Isn't it adorable? I've never seen the likes of it in the US.


But ....I digress. The only way I am going to have a decor in England is if I bring it with me.








I have started collecting some lightweight stuff that will be going in my suitcase.

After going through every speck of art in Hobby Lobby........this is what I have so far.








I'll have to get frames over there.



Cats.

















More cats.















Kitchen towel hooky thing.



















Ha ha . I just had to get this. Not sure where it will go yet.












Yes, I know ,I still have a long way to go and only 3 weeks to do it. Save me! I'm a nervous wreck!


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Since I have nothing else here's


A meme I stole from DDD:


1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30
2. How do you like your steak? Medium
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Can't even remember

4. What is your favorite TV show? Saving Grace
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? A big city ,with a lake and warm weather
6. What did you have for breakfast? Nothing
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican
8. What foods do you dislike? mayonaise,sushi,fishy fish,cottage cheese,mushrooms,
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Any town but this one
10. Favorite dressing? ranch
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Toyota truck(I forgot what it's called) lol the big one
12. What are your favorite clothes? anything that hangs over my fat.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Anywhere tropical
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full, always!
15. Where would you want to retire? Same as number 5 ,above
16. Favorite time of day? Morning
17. Where were you born? New York
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? none
19. Email or phone call? Email
20. Last thing that made you LOL? Seinfeld
21. Are you more spontaneous or more of a planner? Planner,or at least try
22. Bird watcher? My neighbor stole all the birdies
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning, I'm worn out by afternoon
24. Pets? 3 spoiled ass rotten cats
25. Any news that you'd like to share? not really
26. What did you want to be when you were little? A stewardess and a veterinarian
27. What is your best childhood memory? the cat having kittens
28. Dog or cat person? Cat (or pitbull)
29. Are you married? Yep, Happily most days
30. Always wear your seat belt? Definitely
31. Been in a car accident? Not lately
32. Any pet peeves? Unruly kids in public,pompass assholes,people who hate sunflower eaters,liars,
33. Favorite pizza topping? Alfredo sauce and spinach
34. Favorite Flower? Roses
35. Favorite ice cream? orange sherbet with dark chocolate chips
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Sonic
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none,I nearly failed the eye test though
38. From whom did you get your last email? Vicki
39. Which store wold you choose to max out your credit card? Target
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Don't think so
41. Like your job?Yeah ,it's a real hoot and the pay is awesome.
42. Broccoli? with butter
43. What was your favorite vacation? Never really had one
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Me ,myself and I
45. What are you listening to right now? The golden girls
46. What is your favorite color? Teal or blue
47. How many tattoos do you have? 1 hideous one
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? idk
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 8:52
50. Coffee drinker? Tons of it(Seattle's best french roast)


Happy Monday!









Saturday, August 22, 2009

Show me the Nickelback baby.....

Hi ya'll,

Last night I was sitting here around 10:30 watching a lame movie when my phone rings. I see that it's from Illinois (one of my chillun's) I answer the phone and I can barely hear my son because of the background noise. Which happens to be ......my favorite band Nickleback.
He was calling me from the Nickelback concert! OMG! I wanted to be THERE so bad. I literally almost started crying. Instead of crying I immediately called Desert Dirt Diva and told her that "Ian is watching Nickelback right this minute ...without US!!"

Normally I would have NO desire to go to some noisy ,crowded concert. But it was Nickelback!
I'm devastated :(


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Speaking of the lame movie I was watching......
yesterday I rented two movies:

(Synopsis courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes.com )


Synopsis: Hell hath no fury like an office temp scorned in director Stephen Shill's domestic thriller OBSESSED. Executive-produced by entertainment megastar Beyonce Knowles, the film stars Knowles as Sharon, a one-time temp who has become a dutiful wife to investment brokerage hot-shot Derek (Idris Elba of THE WIRE), as well as the mother to their son. Further temp-tation arrives in the form of Lisa (Ali Larter of HEROES), who sets her blonde ambitions on Derek from day one. Sharon is wary but Derek remains a model of marital fidelity in the face of Lisa's repeated flirtations--inappropriate incidents that he avoids telling Sharon about. But when Derek rejects Lisa's sexual advances at the company Christmas party, her downward spiral of romantic obsession leads her to pursue Derek on a corporate retreat and attempt suicide in his hotel room. Promptly sent into spousal exile, Derek must win back Sharon's trust while the two attempt to put Lisa's psychotic episode behind them. Lisa is one temp who's not easily reassigned, though, and her increasingly brazen intrusions into Derek and Sharon's life auger an inevitable reckoning between the would-be seducer and wife. First-time film director Shill gets a wonderfully wicked performance from Larter, while Knowles shows off her claws in the film's climactic showdown. Taking its place alongside such films as FATAL ATTRACTION and DISCLOSURE, OBSESSED is a rollicking reminder that all's fair in love and stalking


This movie was ok. A little too much unnecessary romance thrown in there.It was something that could really happen now a days though. You just never know who's nuts out there.There is a huge ridiculous cat fight and a lesson about not keeping secrets from ones spouse. Worth watching if,like me, you're sick of stupid super hero movies:)








Synopsis: It's been a hell of a day on the highway.

When Federal Officers Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at Captain Billing's office, they have three sets of stories to figure out and a string of vicious murders to consider.

One zealot cop, a strung out junkie and an eight year old girl all sit in testimony to the roadside rampage, but as the Feds begin to expose the fragile little details each witness conceals so carefully with a well practiced lie, they soon discover that uncovering ‘the truth’ can come at a very big cost…


This movie was slow, violent and hideous.The end had me rolling my eyes in disgust that I had actually sat through the whole thing.Watch it if you dare.




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After being left alone for 3 whole weeks my little British babies are on my husband now like a couple of growths.This is how he must go through life until I get to England.



The cat lady came every other day to check on them but I guess that's just not the same.








I can't believe I have not seen my cats since January. I hope they remember me (and Cavuto)





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This is my plan for today so I better get of my laze and get my chores done.



Have a wonderful day peeps!


Luv me

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Smocha's lazy crock pot chili verde



Smocha's lazy crock pot chili verde



2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into chunks

(I used 4 butterflied pork chops .....= 8 boneless chops) way less fattening.

2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano (Mexican if you can find it)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced dried garlic
1 diced onion
1 diced bell pepper
11/2 cups water
2 teaspoons beef bouillon (or 2 small cubes)
small can of green salsa
2 small cans chopped green chilies
1 large can green enchilada sauce
1 can rotel
serve with :
fresh cilantro
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
tortillas
elyucateco habanera sauce (if you want it HOT!)


Mix all seasonings together in small bowl
Mix Beef Bouillon with hot water and pour in crock pot first.
Mix seasonings with boullion
Add everything else
Cook on high about 6 hours ,until pork is fall apart tender (stir occasionally)
Mash pork (to shred) with a potato masher

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to me


Ola ya'll ,

I'm running late , it's "half of a half" day! You know, my shoppin' day :)


So this is gonna be a quick one. I just wanted to do a little recap of my birthday hen party.


My phone rang and it was a Calif. area code ,so I assumed it was Desert Dirt Diva until I hear a beautiful singing voice start singing "Happy Birthday"
DDD still has pneumonia so I knew it couldn't be her singing. lol
It was my friend Kim. :)



I made a cake and some chili verde. All my Arkansas friends were there except Floozie1. (she missed the message)
Eva,Floozie2,Nosy and Eva's daughter Jade.We happy houred and ate . The chili verde rocked! (I'll post the recipe tomorrow)


Then we were planning to take glamor shots of each other. Nosey and Floozie2 scattered like roaches and said "NOT ME!"


They really should have stayed for that part .Jade did a great job as our photographer. She was just like a real photographer,telling us "ok, hold your chin up" "look at her" "put the hat over one eye"
We had a blast too.
If you know me, you know it's nearly impossible to take a good picture of me.She would have made you guys look really good!










Hubby sent me these beautiful flowers.















Cavuto LOVED them.






















He gave the day 2 silver paws up!


How old was I ?

Older than I've ever been before :))

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Have a great day peeps!

Luv me

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sometimes life is hard.......

Ola ya'll ,


As some of you know a couple days ago one of my neighbors shot and killed herself right out in our parking lot. I was going to tell you all the details of what happened ,but I just don't think I want to.


Suffice it to say ,it was very upsetting for everyone, especially a young girl who had driven by and seen her standing there.
As she stood there in tears, she told me "I thought she had a gun in her hand ,but then I told myself Oh it's too small ,it can't be."



When she drove back by a couple seconds later the lady was on the ground,gun lying next to her.
I wish I had thought to tell her that even if she had called the police the first time she'd gone by,they would not have gotten here in time to stop her. I hope that young girl does not blame herself .



Also even if I had been sitting in my office at that moment ,she would have been too far away for me to have stopped her either.


Having been through the gunshot suicide of my last husband, I have to wonder how bad the repercussions will be for her family.I hope and pray that things go smoothly for all of them.






Rest in peace little lady.







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As for other news......oh yeah, I don't have any :)


My big plans for today are to inventory my freezer and pantry ,so I can eat up what's here before I leave for England. Then a fascinating trip to the library.


When everyone first leaves it's always like depression city around here. The thought of taking the boat out today sounds like too much work .I suppose it will depend on how bored I get.



I was right in the middle of an absolutely hideous dream when Cavuto woke me up this morning.
My husband had married an additional wife,planning to be married to both of US! Naturally SHE was all skinny and gorgeous, with no flab to hide. I was just realizing that my love life was pretty much over when Cavuto woke me up. YIKES!
Thanks for getting me out of THAT nightmare.



My hair is like a rats nest of dead straw. (you know you want me)
Guess I'm off to wash it.



Have a great day peeps!

Luv me

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stuff stew.....................

Well today's the big day .Hubby goes back to England without me :(

The other day we took the boat out and stayed out there until wayyy past dark. Floozie2 and Lake Farmer came out on their boat as well. I finally took my camera out.









Lake Farmer and Floozie2
















This dog was playing fetch and then climbing back up the ladder into this boat. She made all of us wish that we had a dog.
















Hubby sporting my snazzy lady hat.

















Beautiful sunset.











"I'm too sexy for this boat"




This sadly makes me realize that summer is nearly over. I'm not sure how often I'll be taking the boat out for the rest of my time here. I 'll have tons of work to do to get ready to leave.I'm positive that Cavuto will be no help at all.



Speaking of the little rotten stinker,he has become more spoiled than EVER! He begs for his walk in the stroller day and night. Hubby has even walked him a few times ,in the cover of darkness of course. I wish I had a picture of that.












Too bad we can't take his stroller with us . I could fold it and get it on the plane but our house is so dinky over there ,there would be no where to put the humongous thing.
I'm probably going to find a regular baby stroller at the thrift store (over there) and he'll never know the difference. Won't my British neighbors think I'm the crazy American , walking my cat?


Monday is my birthday . My friend Eva's is the next day so we are planning a hen/pity party for ourselves. Yes, I know ,we're sooo exciting.


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You MUST try these coconut M & M's!!!!

Buy lots of them so they keep making them.






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Mamie the talking cat........



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I never heard of this girl...but I LOVE this song!!!





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I'm out!

Have a great day Peeps ,

Luv me

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

snore......snore.......oh ..Hi....

Hey ya'll ,


Yes,I'm still alive. My "vacation" is almost over.


The thing I hate about this house is having my office in the guest room.
When it's my own kids in there, I have no qualms about barging in at 6 A.M. ,cackling at one of them spooning the other one and saying" sorry ,I have to update my blog."


But, when it's someone other than my kids I can't really do that. "Oh sorry, you're naked, don't mind me...I just need to update my blog."



The last 4 days my husbands uncle has been here visiting .

Sadly ,we did nothing too exciting. We have come to the conclusion that every restaurant in this town sucks.



They have a vast selection of "fried food" restaurants.Fried catfish,fried tomatoes,fried potatoes,fried meat, fried pickles,fried pie,fried okra and how 'bout some cholesterol with that?



There's a handful of places with semi decent food,only they come with a hefty price tag.It's fine to spend a hundred bucks on dinner once in a while but not something we want to do a few times a week. While uncle was here we all decided to take the boat over to this certain place with a pretty good atmosphere but mediocre food.



He ordered a tuna steak and I ordered grilled cod. Both of our plates arrived looking like they were bearing a slab of boiled rubber.



"um, excuse me, we can not eat this."



They took it back but not before the waitress argued with everyone at the table.



We spent the rest of the days eating at home, which if I have to cook and do dishes I'm no longer feeling that "vacation-y" vibe . Just sayin'.



We racked our brains last night trying to think of a good place to go. But nooooo. We wound up eating leftovers. I want dinner out tonight ,I don't care if it's Sonic!



All our company is gone now and the house feels pretty empty.It always does when everyone first leaves.But not quite the gaping hole it will be in a few more days, when hubby goes back to England without yours truly.



After changing my flight to August 25th,we were then informed that animals can not fly until after Sept. 15th. So yippee, Cavuto and I get to wait another month before we go.



*sigh*



This summer has been so unusually lame compared to our normal that I have barely taken any pictures. That is unheard of for me. I got nuthin' ,not one picture to stick up here. Sorry about that.
As if this post isn't boring enough.

:)

I hope to get caught up on everyone's blogs soon.

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

If it weren't for bad luck ,I'd have no luck at all....

What do you get when you take a week of thunderstorms and pouring rain, a grouchy, jet lagged husband, two bored kids(one with strep throat),$500 dollars worth of groceries ,one crazy cat and a constantly cooking and /or cleaning mom?



The frekin' vacation of a lifetime! NOT!!!!!









Flood











"I'm too depressed to even comb my hair"













"This strep throat is the bomb!"
















mmmmm...expensive medicine.


















"what? no wake boarding?"










I have some more pictures if my son ever sends them to me. hint, hint.
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Remember THIS crap from a few weeks ago?



It's started already. My nerves are shot. I am terrified that something will go wrong again when I return to England.



Which was supposed to be Aug. 17th.
Well, naturally ,when we got my ticket back in January......we didn't think to check what day of the week that was. Turns out it is a Monday. Meaning there are no Vets open on the Sunday before to do Cavuto's (unneeded) tick and tapeworm treatment,which England requires.







After much calling around and begging, and offering to bribe someone to come in on a Sunday we finally gave up and had to change my damn
ticket. (Now I will be waiting 8 days longer to have my nervous breakdown.)



Oh and that will only cost us $300 smackers.




.....Insert stream of cuss words here......


Today.....I call to get Cavutos plane ticket. (they won't allow you to book it until it's a few weeks away from the travel date)


Ring..ring.... "Hello , I'd like to book my cats flight for August 25th,out of Dallas."


"Oh, sorry ,we do not fly ANY animals out of Dallas until September due to the heat restriction."


Well, isn't that f'n special? Why did no one bother to tell us that before we paid 300 bucks to change the ticket the first time????????


Now, we get to PAY to change my ticket AGAIN and then what if Dallas has a heatwave in September?


UGH! Pass the xanax please.

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I will return soon to do a real post. If they don't take me away to the funny farm.


I miss you all!

Luv me