Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tomorrow’s Stuff

Tomorrow is going to be one heck of a day! I have to be at the new place before noon for the Comcast people or person. The appointment is at 12-3pm. We are making progress on the moving of all the boxes and stuff that can be moved in the car, which is good.

So, having said all that about the Comcast people, I will most likely not be online for most of the day tomorrow. I will hop online after it is all set up for a test spin and post quickie update.

There is some of this stuff that will be left here for a bit because we do not know what to do with it yet. I have to finish the bathroom stuff here in a few minutes but wanted to get this post done.

Yesterday, I slept all day and Doug moved stuff because he could not sleep. I was exhausted and I am still. Thursday is the day we move all the heavy furniture in. That will be our first night in the new place as well. At least we will have TV. LOL. The DVDs are over there as well now and a DVD player. So, if something happens we can watch those.

Okay, I gotta run and finish up the bathroom stuff before I forget! Ciao!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pictures and Entry

Just as I promised I have finally uploaded the pictures of the new apartment. It would have been as soon as I took them, but I forgot my stinking USB cord that day. So, here they are. Now keep in mind that these are pre move in pictures.

I have never moved from a house into an apartment before. I now have a greater appreciation for all of those people who lost their houses and had to move into an apartment. We have so much overstock on staple items because here at the house, we had the basement with shelves to store it. So when things like ketchup, BBQ sauce, etc... went on sale we would stock up. Sheesh. I had to turn the linen closet into a pantry because we had so much overstock.

This is very hard to go from big to smaller. It will take a while but we will get everything sorted out. Dinky (our cat) will love this place once she gets used to it. She loves to sun herself and since we are on the eighth floor, we have no shade. So, she will be in kitty heaven. Also she will have so many things to lay on!

It is a very nice place. Once we get stuff moved in, I will take after photos so you can see. I have to run now. Ciao!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Rare Second Entry

It seems that we are both very sore and tired today. So, we only did a little bit. Although we got under the bed cleaned out and moved my nightstand and cleaned behind it. Doug also had two loads taken over to the new place and apparently got a bunch of stuff put away while there.

The cat is freaking out big time. I knew she would but…I feel bad for her, but there is no way to move and not freak her out. So, I think that on Thursday, we are taking her to the new place. If I have to instead of putting her in the bed room like I though, I might put her in the bathroom. It is a pretty large bathroom, so she will be okay and that way there is no set order that things have to come off the truck.

Because you know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Yeah, that is it. I always try to have a Plan B because of the shit happens factor. So that is where we are at. Although I had a small refrigerator that I was going to sell on Craig’s List, but a friend of mine’s mom wants it so I am selling it to her instead. Yay, now I won’t have to mess with Craig’s List, thanks Donna for your great advice on the subject. I appreciated it.

I think that it might be nap time. Ciao!

Saturday Recap

When there is something exciting happening, I can’t seem to sleep well. So, again last night I was up at 4am. I did go back to bed and slept until about 10am though. It was a later start than we wanted to get, but I was tired. Went to Wal-Mart and picked up most of the stuff on my list. There is a Dollar Tree next to Marshalls in the plaza, so Doug went there as well. After that I needed food so we went to a Ram’s Horn type place to eat. ( For my non Michigan friends it would be like a Perkins or Shoney's without the wonderful breakfast bar.) After we ate, we headed to the apartment. I had found a nice can opener, which is just your basic can opener for like $6 at Wal-Mart to get it back to the apartment and have a part missing, so that has to go back.

I just am going to exchange it because I still need an electric can opener and honestly this will do for now. I have so much kitchen stuff it is unreal. I am not sure why I decided I wanted all this stuff. So, now the job is to sort through again as we are putting it away or trying to find a place for it and possibly get rid of some of it. Eventually we are getting a new pan set, but for now I have quite a few that I wanted from here. We replaced the baking pans and such recently, so those we are keeping.

We got a lot done today, but my back is killing me! I did get the kitchen and bathroom cleaned and washed and put away the new glasses I got. Got some of the kitchen stuff put away too. I am so going to need a step ladder! Not a big deal. I also toured the place again and only found a couple of things that may need to be fixed.

Later today, we will do some more, not sure how much because we are both hurting. I did take pictures and I will put them in a slide who for  you all tomorrow sometime. I am glad that I might have Monday and Tuesday off from moving because I might need it for Wednesday and Thursday!! LOL. I think that is about it. Ciao!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Weekend and Why I Hate Comcast

As of last night, we are ‘officially’ moving stuff in to the new place. I am excited but also kind of meh about the whole thing. I think that I have been so ground down from all the ‘no problem you will get in’ to the ‘ you don’t quite qualify to get in here’ stuff on the apartment management’s part. First we were in then we were not. Ugh. It was a rollercoaster ride for almost a month and it wore on my nerves. When we finally heard that we were ‘in’ I was about to start the process of looking for another place. Because we had to have specific geographic locations, it was difficult.

Also, we have a cat, so that was a main thing as well. In Florida, a lot of the apartment complexes have rules concerning pets, I get those. No big deal. You want me to pay a pet deposit, sure no problem, I understand that too. Here in Michigan is the first time I have seen some place want a pet deposit and then tack on between $20-$50 a month extra to the rent. See, that is just wrong I think. You are already getting an extra $200 for the pet deposit, but they have to double dip. As well as a regular security deposit and first and last month rent.  So, those places were out just on the principal of the thing.

Today (later because I am writing this at 4:07am) we are moving more stuff and I am cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom. I saw something today that reminded me of bad 70’s decor. The hallway closet as you come in to the apartment is mirrored. From top to bottom. I kinda had to laugh at that a little bit. I will also begin to put stuff away after I line the shelves and drawers of course. I have a huge Wal-Mart list and dollar store too.

Okay, so you are most likely wondering what that ‘I hate Comcast’ thing is about. I will tell you. When I lived in Florida, we had Comcast for about 3 months. The only reason I got rid of it was because the customer service sucked and they were killing us with fees for this and fees for that. I know that these places are in it to make money, I have no problem with that at all. When I order a $20 pay per view thing, it had better be on. If it is not when I call to complain, I had better get results. I did not. In fact, the person I got a hold of was rude and told me basically I was out of luck. Um, no dude, you are. The next day we got Dish Network. So, because of where we are moving, ATT only does phone I think. So, I am stuck with Comcast. When I was putting the order in for service, I forgot to write down how much I needed to have for the installer ( because they make you pay a $100 equipment fee+ your first month of service). So, I had gone back online and ended up with another person, who was trying to tell me that I needed to have $304.95 for installation. Um, no. I would have remembered a number like that because I would have cancelled my order and went someplace else. Or tried to. I told her that was wrong and could she please look again. I thought it was something like $220, but even to be that seemed crazy.

Actually, it ended up being $235.95 I think for the installation. I still think that is completely insane because ATT came out installed everything and put it on the bill. Not an issue. No money up front. I asked the lady if they did that and she was kind of rude about it. I mean come on, who has an extra $100-$200 laying around. We do, because we had been saving money for this the whole time. So, that is why I hate Comcast. I am hoping that they are better up here than they were in Florida. Ciao!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hopefully It Is All Downhill From Here…

Yesterday we signed the lease to the new apartment and took a quick look at it. Turned the AC on and made a quick tour. It is nice. I will take pictures and post them here possibly tomorrow, well later today.

So, now we are going to start moving boxes and small stuff that will fit in the car. The moving truck is scheduled for Sept. 2nd, so hopefully we will have all the small stuff moved and will only have to move the furniture that day. I am thinking that it will only be 1-2 trips for that anyway. Later I have to do a more intense tour of the place and write down what is wrong with it, so that they can submit work orders to fix it.

This weekend we are cat sitting for a friend. He is headed out of town and while we are moving in we can take care of the cat as well. So it will be a busy and full weekend!! Ciao!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Two –For-One Day

Hi everyone! It is time for another edition of Thankful Thursday. Before I get to that, I wanted to share a bit of an update on the moving thing. It seems like things have gone very quickly since we talked to the people at the place we are moving to. We are going this morning to sign the lease. I am thrilled and kind of scared at the same time. So starting tomorrow we can actually start moving all our junk in. We got moving truck reserved already. Actually did it yesterday. I am hoping that with my plan of moving everything that we possibly can with the car, that we will only be left with some of the furniture, which will be only one to two trips.

The cat is another hurdle all together. I am thinking that the bed room stuff needs to be either the first stuff off the truck on September 2nd or the last stuff. My plan is to put the cat in the bed room with her litter box, food, and water and close the doors so she can not run out as we are moving the other stuff in. If the bed room furniture is the first thing off the truck, we can put that in the room and then put her in there. If it is the last to be taken off the truck, once it is in the house we can close the door and let her out of the room and put the furniture in.

The power and the cable/Internet/phone all will be done on Sept.1. Remind me that next time we move to not think that I can move and do school at the same time, cause this sucks…. Okay, on to Thankful Thursday!

As usual you can play along in the comments or in an entry of  your own…

  1. I am thankful for the ability and money to be able to move.
  2. I am thankful for my sanity, or what little there is left of it at this point.
  3. I am thankful that I actually thought all this stuff out.
  4. I am thankful that we will have help moving the heavy stuff
  5. And of course I am thankful to God for making this all possible!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

HI everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes! As usual you can play along in the comments or in your own entry. You know what to do if you do your own entry, right?!?

  1. I wish that my summer shows were not ending. Although my fall shows will be back soon and I am thrilled!
  2. I wish this moving thing was over.
  3. I wish that my MP3 player held more music. I know I can buy a new one and I most likely will have to soon, but then I have to add something like 2,069 songs to the new one…
  4. I wish that I could speak Italian. Actually, I am hoping to learn one day
  5. I wish that I could take the pain of losing a pet away from a friend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday’s Ramblings

Yesterday I got some possibly good news. The place where we are moving to might let us start moving in on Sunday. Yes, this Sunday. As I have said, I am not totally positive that this will happen, but it is possible.

I have been having massive bouts of insomnia lately and it is not fun at all. I am so tired. Hopefully, I will be able to sleep today. I slept a couple of hours yesterday, just not enough.

Good news is that I found my MP3 player again. I actually never lost it considering I sort of knew where it was, I just did not want to move the couch to get it. But I did on Saturday I think. It was right where I thought it was! Love it when that happens!

I had to update the subscriptions on it and charge the darn thing as well. That is what I get for letting it sit there for a few months. LOL. So, now I am really loving having this back in my possession again.

Tonight is dinner at Trina’s as usual and as usual I am so looking forward to it! We went last Friday because they were having Dream Cruise( if you live in Michigan, you know what I am talking about. They televised it here. Yeah, I know….) specials and they were great! If you want to know what the Dream Cruise is , try Googling it. If you still don’t get it, you can ask and I will do my best to explain it to you. Well, I am going to go for now. Ciao!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Not a Rest Day

As you all know, we are moving soon. Um, 8 days from now actually! OMG! Okay, panic attack over, I think. I got an email from DTE ( Electric company) and the electric is all set to be on when we start moving in. So, I am all set as far as things that need to be turned on and such. I am however still looking for those packing fairies though. Of course, they are no where to be found!!

We are happy about moving but it is also creating stress as well because there is still much to do and it seems as if not enough time. I will be happy when all this is over.

I do have a headache today and I am working at a disadvantage. Ugh. Well I am off to do other things!! Ciao!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Busy Saturday Ahead

*Cue the Jefferson’s theme music, We’re movin’ on up….* As some of you no doubt already know because we are friends on Face book,  Doug and I got the apartment that we wanted and will be moving as of September 1st. We are both excited and looking forward to it at the same time.

I have already set up the phone/Internet/cable installation time for Sept.1st. I also have already contacted the electric company to change the power over on that date as well. We need to finish packing as well between now and then. We are pretty much close to done because we have been doing it little by little bit.

We have been methodically cleaning out and tossing stuff that we do not need for a while now. We have also donated a ton of stuff as well. As of yesterday morning it was not looking like we were going to be able to get into the place we wanted, so I was gearing up for another round of searching for a place to live. Honestly, it was difficult enough the first place I did not want to have to do it again.

We went to talk to the people at this place and they told him to call them back later yesterday. He wanted to put it off until Monday, but there was no way I was allowing that! I was talking with the cable people for a long time, so long I actually got a headache from it. Ugh. So, now the worrying is over and we can enjoy. Not that I actually enjoy moving. I don’t. I have done it so much in Florida, that honestly if I have to EVER do it again it will be too soon. So, here I am moving again. Hopefully for the last time for a while anyway.

Now, comes the changing of the addresses and phone numbers with everyone. Ugh. Oh well, I am moving ya’all… Yay!! Ciao!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Random Friday

I am not sure if you all know how I got my start blogging or not. I have been blogging for a while now, on and off. A while back, I was on AOL and they have had journals. Compared to the blog I have now, it seems so simple and it was. I think that was what I liked about it. Anyway, I got my blogging start there.

The reason that I am talking about this is that tomorrow is J-Land’s birthday. Now, admittedly J-Land had it’s own brand of controversy and trolls. All of that withstanding, I met some really awesome people there. Some who I am still friends with today. The ad controversy stands out in my mind. It seems so long ago. I miss those days.

So, Happy birthday J-land!! You may see some more of these posts around this weekend, stop in and see who remembers what. Ciao!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!! Welcome to this week’s edition of Thankful Thursday. As usual you are invited to play along in the comments or in your own entry, just come back and leave me the link so I can read! Okay, on to the thankfuls for this week.

  1. I am thankful for my health. I have been very sick in the past, so I am always thankful when I am healthy.
  2. I am thankful for my kids. I love them with all my heart, even though sometimes I do not agree with what they do or did.
  3. I am thankful for the soldiers that I have adopted. I have learned so much about being appreciative from them and I have also learned about being humble from them. I love all of you!
  4. I am thankful to my friends. You guys never cease to amaze me everyday with your wit, humor, and compassion.
  5. I am thankful for my cat, Dinky. She loves me no matter what and cuddles with me when I need her the most.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes. As usual you can play along in the comments or in an entry of your own, if you do an entry, please leave a link here so I can visit! Okay, on to the wishes for this week….

  1. I really wish that my daughter had not gotten ISS the second week of school. It is done and over with, so there is not much I can do about it, but I still wish anyway.
  2. I wish that all the packing was already done or since it is not, that I had someone to do it for me! Just kidding. It is almost finished I think.
  3. I sometimes wish that I did not have all these scars on my heart. Again, it is done, so I have no control over it. Just sayin’.
  4. I wish that my teacher who is pregnant would not have so many problems.
  5. I wish sometimes that I understood people more.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy Tuesday

I have had a crazy Tuesday morning already! First, I had forgotten that I had a paper due today. In a class where I had already skipped a paper, so I could not just not do this one. Ugh. It was so freaking boring too! Not exactly the first thing I want to do at 3am! But I did get it finished and turned in. Not exactly sure how well I did on it, but it is done.

Today is my usual dinner at Trina’s which I am so looking forward to! I love it there. Not sure what I am getting yet, but I know it will be good.

So, since today is the end of my week at school, I am done there for the day unless I want to answer some discussion posts later, which I might do. It is nice to know that all my stuff is done for today.

I am still loving the hair cut. It is so nice and cool when it is still very hot outside! And it is so easy to deal with. I have missed having easy to deal with hair. I am not the type that can stand and ‘do’ my hair. I love if I can get away with only brushing it and it looks good. Which is what I have now.

I think that this is it for now. Ciao!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mondays Should Not Happen…

Just sayin’. The weekend was pretty good, I guess. We did not do much other than do some errands and I got a hair cut. The pictures of the after are here. We went to see Doug’s cousin last night because I had a book he wanted to borrow and to give him a few other things. I had warned him about my hair because Doug was all about him seeing me after I got it cut. Mainly because I apparently look like an ex-girlfriend of his and I did not really want to upset him.

I did however tell him not to tell Doug that I warned him though. Yesterday Doug had to get up at 5am to go to a work related meeting and sadly I had woke up too. Ugh! So, I was extremely tired last night and went to bed at 9:30ish. He woke me when he went to work this morning. I am still tired, but I will sleep later.

I like my new hair style, but I am used to my hair being long and now it is not. So I am having difficulty with the hair in the face thing. I have a couple of barrettes that I need to find though. I had gotten rid of all the hair rubber bands when my hair got longer because it is very thick and they do not make those rubber bands like they used to! They would break when I was trying to put them around my hair, so I switched totally to scrunchies. Which do not work now because my hair is too short. I am thinking of keeping it like this for a while. It is so easy to deal with now.

Well, I think that is about it. Ciao!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hair Cut and Cat Pictures, Plus Other Stuff

Yesterday we left the house for a while to run a few errands. Actually had plans to see a couple of movies but we were both tired in the end and did not get there. We both did get haircuts yesterday though. Great Clips was and still is until today running a special for hair cuts of $6.99. Since Doug’s boss had said something about his hair he needed to get a hair cut. I after much debate got one too. Now, honestly I needed one bad. There was some stuff going on with my hair that I was ignoring and it was only getting worse. So I finally decided that I needed to get it fixed.

The lady who cut my  hair was great and totally cool. She was so patient with me. My hair is so thick and when it has not been cut in a long time it gets kind of messy! So, here is the new hair style.. What do you think?


Dinky was ready for her close up this morning too!She always poses when I have my camera in my hand. Although most of the time it is not to actually take a picture. LOL. This morning she meowed at me to get me to take her picture because I took my own. So, here is the new picture of her….


Is she not cute? I love my new hair style although Doug is having to get used to it! I am too as well. So much hair is gone now. It is like 15 pounds lighter! So, that was our weekend, how was yours? Ciao!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of Thankful Thursday! As usual if you want to play along you can in the comments or in your own entry.

  1. I am thankful for God, because with out Him I would not have this life I have.
  2. I am thankful for my children. They make me think.
  3. I am thankful for my friends online and off. You guys ROCK!!
  4. I am thankful for being able to love.
  5. I am thankful for being able to be there for others who need me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wishes. As usual, if you want to play along you can in either the comments or in an entry of your own. If you do an entry of your own, please let me know so I can read it.

  1. I wish my kids the very best this year in school. ( They started on August 9th)
  2. I wish that I had slept more on Monday. But seeing how that is in the past and I can not change that, oh well!
  3. I wish that all of this moving stuff would be over already!
  4. I wish that I had not skipped a paper in one of my classes
  5. I wish that I could wish my brother a happy birthday. But since he is not speaking to me because of his wife….

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesdays Aren’t So Bad…. Maybe

The entry I wrote on Saturday, which you can find here was about how I reconnected with someone on Face Book that I never thought I would ever see again. Well, so far it has not blown up in my face, which is a good thing.

Some of my connections via Face Book have not always worked out for the best. In fact, some have been really, really horribly bad. I guess that is how life is though. Of course there are some people that are on Face Book that I do not want to connect with and I have not. Most likely will not.

Today is dinner at Trina’s which I look forward to all week long! Yesterday was a horrible day for sleep. Ugh. We went to bed at a normal time yesterday morning but neither of us could sleep of course, so we got up. I think that I fell asleep in my chair at like 3pm. Went back to bed at like 8:30pm because we both were dead and got up at like 12:30am. Today I know I will sleep normally.

I mailed a letter out to my adopted soldier yesterday. I got a letter from him on Saturday and was so happy! This morning at 6:45 From Russia With Love is on, it is one of my favorite Bond movies. I am so psyched! I actually own them all, so technically I could watch them any time I want…

Well, think I am gonna run. Ciao!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mondays Blow

No really, they do. Seriously. Who on Earth invented them anyway? I have a seminar tonight which is not a big deal. A couple of responses to the discussion questions later. I am so tired right now.

I got my purple tower thing cleaned out this morning. Most of it I threw away because it was old papers and empty boxes and stuff. Have no idea why I kept that stuff. I mean really. Why? Most of my books are boxed up. Still a couple more boxes I think. All the movies need to be packed yet. I still need to do my nightstand drawer, which I might do tonight maybe. I need to put my Wii in a box as well. One of the very last things I am going to deal with is the desk top computer.

My laptop is not a big deal, I just put that in my back pack and go. Not sure how I actually lived without this thing. Seriously. I never realized just how great a lap top is. It allows me to travel while going to school and it will allow me to continue without missing class while we are moving as well.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s dinner. Seeing Trina. I love seeing her and talking to her. She is so sweet! I was so tired last night, I went to bed at like 8:30pm or so. Slept until about 2am. I am still tired because of the insomnia I had over the weekend. I know that most people would take a sleeping aid, the problem with that is when I take even half of the dosage, I sleep for 12 or more hours. Ugh. I try to stay away from that kind of stuff unless really, really, needed. Like so much pain I can not stand it and will gnaw off what ever hurts. Well, I am going to run. Ciao!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

On Saturday I got a letter from my adopted soldier. I was thrilled to get a letter! So, within the next couple of days I have to write him back and get it in the mail. I am still working on a box to send to him and will most likely wait until after we have moved to send it off.

School is going well. Had a couple of discussion questions to do today. This week there are no papers due which is nice! So, I only have a seminar on Monday to deal with.

This morning we went to a brunch that is $10 and near the house. It is always good and it was today. I enjoyed it a lot! It was nice.

Well, I think that I am done with this update… Ciao!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Face Book Revisited

In the past, I am sure I have written about how sometimes it is very surreal being on Face book and ‘bumping’ into people from my past. Sometimes, it works out well and it is nice to reconnect, others not so much.

Well, yesterday was another surreal moment in my life. I bumped into someone I never thought that I would be seeing, let alone talking to again. Ever. Once we were as close as two people could be. I shared my pain and secrets with this person and I was fairly certain that those things would not be used against me.

The person of which I speak has seen me at my very worst and at what was my best for that time. Now, he is back in my life if only on Face book. We talked about the past and the present. It was eerie how it did not seem all that long ago when in reality it had been ten years at least. See, I had to let go of this person and move on because holding on would have meant a life of pain and heart break.

Letting go was the hardest thing I ever had to do but I knew that I had to do it for me. So, I let go and moved on. Of course this person crossed my mind on occasion. I always wondered what ever became of them and honestly I never actually thought that I would find out.

Things are different now for both of us and maybe we can be friends. It is nice to see them again and to talk to them. I have missed them very much some days. Wondering if I did the right thing or not. I know that I have. Ciao!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Random Friday

This week has spun out of control for me. It was supposed to be a week where I catch up on all the sleep I lost last week due to insomnia. I have been catching up somewhat this week, which has been nice. Still catching up really.

I have not heard anymore news on my ex’s dad, which I am taking to be good news. I am sure if something had happened that he would have called me by now.

School is going well. I am in my fifth week of these classes, so I am at the midpoint of the term. After my classes are over, I get a week to relax and then I am back in school. I actually am really coming to love these week breaks in between classes because honestly they really help. At Phoenix, I did not get that and it was hard sometimes finishing a class and moving right into another one. Almost like you can’t stop to take a breath or anything. Just go, go , go…

My kids start school August 9th. When I went to school, we ended in June and started in September. Not sure when this May- August stuff happened! They are wishing for more summer and I can not say that I blame them one bit! I tried explaining and as adults we don’t get summers off. So, enjoy it while you can!!

Well, I think that this is it for now. Ciao!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An Update

I spoke with my ex today and it seems that last night after he left the hospital his dad took a turn for the better. He is still in ICU, but is asking for food and coffee. He also is wanting to go home, which is great!

The doctors are still cautious because he had a heart attack the other day and they are concerned that he could have another one at any time. I am so grateful for you guys who have left me comments. Thank you so much!

I am not sure if he has spoken to the kids, but I spoke to my son today and he seems to know what is going on. Although he will be 15 soon, so I think that he can figure it out for himself.

I am so happy that he as of right now seems to be getting better because I have been praying. Right now, I can not emotionally handle another death. Hopefully he will get better and be able to go home soon!! I am not doing Wednesday Wishes today, I might do them on Random Friday instead this week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Similar Story

I got a call last night from my ex, John who is in Florida with our kids. I had not mentioned it before but a few days ago we traded heated emails because I was trying to do the right thing and tell him about the fact that we are eventually moving. He sent me some not so nice emails on the subject which led me to block his email and block him on Face book.

As I have said, he called me last night because that was the last open line of communication left to him. His dad is in the hospital dying as I write this. Most of you know that recently Doug’s dad died too. I spoke with him and he told me that the kids did not know. I mentioned that I asked my daughter Katie how he was and was told he was fine. Not the case.

I told him that he needed to speak with the kids ASAP because they need to be ready for what  happens next and not be blind sided by it. I am not sure if he did that or not. He did apologize for those emails and under the circumstances, I unblocked his email.

I have had a relationship with this man for over 10 years now, some of the time it was good, some  not so good. I am worried about how my kids will deal with this. I am kind of worried about how John will deal with this. Honestly, I am not sure how I feel.

To be smacked upside the head with this now, is to be honest, kind of hard. While we had our differences, and there were many, I did respect the man. He had serious health problems since I have known him. I am sad, but I am not sure what else I am feeling. He is a big part of my kids’ life. Many times he helped us out when we needed it. In the end, he was not so nice to me, but he will have to make his peace with that, I already have.

John and I have had our problems as well, lately those not so nice emails come to mind, but I would never wish this on my worst enemy. I am sending prayers to my almost father in law, because I do not want him to suffer any more than he has to at this point. God be with you, Jerry.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday, Not Funday

Gosh, remember that song, Manic Monday by the Bangles?!?! I sure do and when it came out, I think that I was in middle school or almost in middle school. I did not really have an appreciation for that song until I was an adult and could understand what they were talking about!

I am taking a blog break from writing a paper on child and adolescent psychology. Not really a difficult or long paper, but I do have a headache coming on. Ugh. I already took some ibuprofen to head it off so it does not get to be a migraine. Those so suck and I know that I am due for a doozy soon, hopefully this is not it.

Wow, August already!!! Seems like it was just May. My kids go back to school on August 9th. They are so not looking forward to that. I have connected with my daughter on Face book, which is cool. It is nice to be able to talk more frequently now. I need to find out what my son wants for his birthday, which is coming up soon!

I got a coupon for a free smoothie or frappe from Micky D’s. So, this morning I am trying the mixed berry smoothie. I am hoping that I like it, I can not justify spending $2.29 for a small one. I actually have two coupons, so maybe I will try the strawberry banana too. They do have really great sweet tea though and it is only $1 for a large all the time. I live on that stuff!! LOL. Okay, not really.

Well, I am thinking that blog break is over and time to finish this stinkin’ paper! Ciao!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Round Up

Since I have not written a word this weekend, I thought I would do a quick Sunday round up to catch ya all up.

On Friday, we ran some errands and went to visit cousin Michael again to drop off some books he might have wanted. Had a wonderful visit and chat. We then went to Wendy’s for a quick snack, because I was starving! Friday night we went out to dinner with Becky and Mark, had a fabulous time! The food was wonderful and the company even better.

Saturday, I cleaned out a bunch of boxes of books and cookbooks. Packed a bunch of Doug’s shot glasses, he has so many of them and they have to each be wrapped in newspaper. I still have more of those to do sometime this week. I have some more boxes of books to get to, basically I have them boxed in Avon boxes, and I am moving them into banana boxes because I can put more into the banana boxes. I did not realize that I had so many books!

Sunday (today), we had to run a couple of errands and go to Meijer. It was not busy and I looked at the dishes there, but did not really see anything that I fell in love with. So, still looking. Still looking for a table and chairs too, going to look on Ebay soon I think.

Hope ya all had a great weekend!! Ciao!