Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dear Friends and Family,

Kid: I'm sorry you don't like what I bought at the grocery store, but I asked you specifically what you wanted and bought those items and anything else I thought you would like for when you get home from school, before I can get there to feed you supper. No I didn't just buy stuff for me. I can't recall ever doing that.

Beau: Just because you can't find the title to your car at your house does not mean you brought it to my house and gave it to me and I lost it. I do remember you giving me a copy of your insurance certificate so I'd have the VIN # of your car when I call my insurance company, but NO, I never saw your title and don't believe that ever happened. P.S. I know where my two titles are.

Mom: Please stop being argumentative and sarcastic. It's tiring.

Sister: If you want your dog leash that you left at my house weeks ago, then come and get it. I didn't borrow it, you left it behind. If you need it, come and get it. We live 3 minutes apart.

Boss: You need a life coach. I cannot help you. I think you are un-helpable. I think the life coach is a last resort.

Ex-husband: When your father had cancer I walked on egg shells around you for more than a year. Can you spare me your brand of sense of humor, which by the way, is not funny, just because you feel like pushing my buttons. Maybe you could take into account that this is a very stressful time. Your continual jokes about child support don't humor me. I don't ask for anything extra, I don't nickel and dime you, I don't ask you for insurance co-pays and such. I am however, extremely understanding week to week when you don't pay me for a couple weeks at a time.

Ever feel like running away? I feel like everyone is breaking off pieces of me.

Blogged at 10:08 a.m.

Addendum: Blogged @ 3:45pm - my day went "down" rapidly. Thank God for co-workers who experience anxiety on a routine basis and recognize it in others. My co-worker had to give me a 1/2 of Ativan because she saw me rapidly declining. This is a first for me but I am grateful as I feel a little better than before.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Things that ROCK...

School starts Wednesday! I've NEVER been happy about school starting before but this year I am. It's a different story with a 17 year old. I stay up late every night until she comes home. Back to normal hours.

I think I have my Buick sold tomorrow. A family is pretty interested in it for their College freshman. This is exactly what I'd want for my 11 year old Buick Regal. It's in very good condition and runs perfectly. I hate to sell it but glad it will go to a kid to commute from his town to school every day. It's reliable and is a tank in the snow. And my daughter is thrilled because she'll get my beau's old car which she likes better than my Buick. His car is only 1 year newer but it's a Maxima and she doesn't think it looks like a granny car.

Dad has been having a very good few days. Mom has been kicking his a$$ into trying harder. He's been doing his 14 to 16 hour breathing trials well. We just need to keep it up and get him off the vent for good.

A long weekend is upon us and to stretch it a tad more I took Friday off. The beau is flying to Tampa to visit his kids and gets back home Sunday around dinner time...

which then we go to a concert that evening which is the last THING that ROCKs...

Kid Rock and Lynard Skynard. Shh! Don't tell the other adults, I really can't wait to see Kid Rock. I love his new song "All Summer Long" and have personally declared it the song of the summer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sensitive mood

Have you ever had a day where all news puts you in a sensitive mood?

Things that bother me today:

Knowing a (phenomenal) co-worker is getting "pushed" out.

My kid has been driving me crazy.

The economy.

Mis-communication is a pet peeve.


I wish my dad could breathe on his own. Time is getting close to where it may be determined that he needs a ventilator forever. Worrying about their finances and what might happen (where there was never a need to worry before.)

My ex sending money advice about that situation via his mother (my ex-mother-in-law) which is the only communication (third-hand) I've received from advice...never a "I hope your dad is doing well." But why would I be surprised? The almighty dollar was always what was most important to her.

I wish I could say I was PMS...but...

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Vacation was wonderful! The weather was perfect. Here's a couple photos taken in the evening.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Packing my water wings

Usually when I go on vacation I don't have to put this much forethought into organizing and packing. I'm going to the beach for a week and there's just so much that you need to bring. When I go to Disney or on a Cruise, I just pack my water wings and go!

It's been a week full of events:
Dad has made it past 24 hours off the vent
My daughter's iPod got stolen out of her purse at a party
The following Tuesday, I accidently did a non-disruptive restore on my computer and lost all her photos, music and schoolwork. (Nothing of mine was deleted, hence the "non-disruptive.")
I managed to fix the computer and replace some of her photos (I had backed-up but only until last September)
I bought her a new iPod and got Apple to restore approximately 280 of her purchased songs. She had a total of 600 songs on her iPod, some from friends.

So my mind is a little on overload with buying, organizing, packing for the beach.

Note to self: I don't want to forget the vodka and olives and the rum!

The highlight of my week will be the Ya-Ya Party next Friday night. My girls and I manage to do this every year and I thought the beach would be the perfect setting for the 3rd Annual Ya-Ya Celebration. We will have a fire on the beach and there's talk of a baptism ceremony in the ocean.

Have a good week. I'll post photos when I get back.