Sunday, December 31, 2006


Finally- the day I have been waiting for.

Dec 31, 2006.

This year is finally ending.
A new year in fast on it's way in and I cannot wait.
I have had so much happen this year and altho it was a mixture of good things and bad- the bad seemed to out weigh the good even tho there seemed to be more good things happen than bad.

Good things.....

*My mom seems to be back with us more now than ever since Dad passed away.
*Paulius got his green card AND his work permit so thats out of the way- no more fees and paperwork to fill out except the normal stuff like tax forms and regular bill paying. Maybe now we will be able to get that house we've been wanting for the past three years.
*Paulius parents came over for a visit for a couple weeks and I absloutely adore them both. We got on famously.
*My kids are now all employed and have their own places.
* We got two pets- a dog and a cat.
The Dogs name is Buddy- altho we kinda regret naming him that and not Capt Jack. His eyes look just like Jack Sparrows with all that eyeliner. And he has that same sort of gay swagger that Capt Sparrow does, as well as only hearing what he wants to hear.
Padme-the cat- is misnamed as well- he's a MALE, but you'd never know it- he acts like a female.

Bad things......

* A few spats between me and Paulius. I know all couples have their disagreements and such- but it absolutely kills me that we fussed as much as we did this year. I'm vowing to be a better wife this year and it wont be hard to do with a wonderful husband like Paulius at my side holding my hand, having faith in me and cheering me on.
* Speeding Ticket- I'm just not used to getting those- or any other kind of ticket to be honest. My auto insurance is down-WAS down- to $19.00 a month. I hate to see what it will go up to with that ticket. Probally 25 dollars or more.
* Second Life- the game......I have an addictive personality-and my gaming got WAY out of hand. I have quit playing S/L and hope all the bad things that came from it will go away forever.
Nuff said about that.

So- 2007 is the year for high hopes for me. We have no plans for tonight- I have to work and we aren't very party-ing people, I hope to make it up to Paulius on his Birthday tho.

I hope all you have A Safe and Happy New Year.

How does it happen?

Can someone pleae explain this to me?

Once upon a time in a land far, far away thee lived a person who was raised on a farm. And being raised on a farm had cows. That gave milk. and the milk was drank every day by the quarts by this person. Then when the person grew up and married and left home- they still bought whole milk at the supermarket and still drank about a quart of it a day....sometimes more, sometimes less.

Now about 5 years ago- when they turned 40-ish, this person started having some digestive problems and finally figured out it was the whole milk thsy had been drinking. So they tried 2% milk and it stopped the digestive problems. and all was good...for about a year and a half. Then , once again, the problems started. And again the problem came from the drinking of milk.Even the 2% kind.
So it was decided to go for skim milk- cause 1% tastes the same as skim so skip that part.

Well, now this person cant even tolerate skim milk. Nothing else seems to have this effect on the person- except Lil' Caesars Pizza.

How the hell does that happen?

Oh and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006


Well, it just gets better and freaking better.

Today I was tooling home in my big ole 4-cylinder Ford Aspire and as I went up a hill with ten cars in front of me- Guess what happened?

I got Blue-lighted.

I dutifully pulled over, gave the nice officer my DL, Registration & insurance card as he explained why he had pulled me over. Seems I was going 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.
Well, first of all- I was moving along with the traffic-Not a valid excuse tho and I wisely didn't voice that thought.
Secondly- I HAVE to pick up a bit of speed in that car or it doesn't make it up to the TOP of hills....again- Not a valid excuse and I wisely didnt voice that thought either.
And Thirdly- why did he just pull me over? Just because I was at the back of the line of cars- but again...Not a thought I voiced...but had I done so I'm sure he would have come up with the correct answer which was...
" Miss? Have you ever went fishing? Did you ever catch ALL the fish in the lake?"

I've only recieved one ticket in my life. And it was for guess what? Going 50 in a 30 zone. 16 years ago. So much for my extra holiday pay I was looking forward to for the next two weeks. And guess how much that extra holiday pay would have added up to?

The EXACT Amount of the citation the nice officer wrote me.

PLEASE hurry 2007!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I hate this New Blogger Stuff

Its too damn complicated for me to deal with

Every time I pull up the blogs from bookmarks.... I read the blogs....then I make the mistake of trying to comment on one...and what happens??....It wont LET me- I have to log into that damn google crap and that requires a password- which I can never remember. So then I have to go thru the whole process of doing the recover password thing- or change it. I can never remember the answers to those damn secret questions- I resent the hell out of them anyway- what is this third grade where we belong to a secret club and have to have the right answer to a question before anyone else int he club will let us talk????????

Aparently it is.

Is 2006 OVER yet? Cause it has just sucked a BIG one for me this year and i cant WAIT for it to be over.

2007 has GOT to be better than this year

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!!!

A few thngs holiday to post about today.....

I've been really busy lately getting ready for Christmas. Finally got all my shopping dont and wrapped up- only to discovermy 70 year old mother hadnt dont hers ecxept a few things and so had to take her shopping for the rest of hers. My mum is one of those people who finish shopping at 8PM ChristmasEve and then stay up the rest of the night wrapping it all and then complains about it.LOl- Well I went up there yesterday and helped her finish wrapping and tagging it and sorting it and stacking it into neat little groups for all the families to be distributed on Christmas Day.....or when ever some of the INGRATES deem it worth their while to come by and see her. All she has to do now is decided whose Christmas party she wants to go to on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and GO. Last year she was still in shock from Daddys passing- but this year shes so much more "with" us. I'm so glad- for a while it felt as tho we had been left by both our parents.But what can you expect? They would have been married 50 years if Daddy had lived til Christmas Day. I would be devastated if anything happened to my Paulius after only 7 years, let alone 50.

Speaking of Paulius, my Christmas Prezzie to him isnt as great as I had hoped it would be- after a week of seeming to run perfectly- it's back to doing exactly like it did before it was repaired...turn it on- it fires up quite nicely- altho still slowly......then as soon as you hit the first key to summon the Firefox goes to a grey screen for about 3 seconds and then goes to black screen and turns it's self off. So as soon as the holidays are over- its a call to the repairman for a re-do. I think I may have to break down and buy Paulius that new one he wants but has been trying so hard to not let me know he wants so badly. Yeah I do pay attention to what my hubby really likes and wants. And if only we could hit that damn lottery it would be soooo much easier to give him his hearts desire.

Speaking of hearts desires..... this is going to be our year for getting everything we want. I just know super great things are in our future this year and all the trials and tribulations of this year will be over and forgotten for good. Its been a real roller-coaster and I for one am ready to leave the carnival and go home where it's safe and secure and quiet and calm. One thing I want is to find a new couch. The one we bought on our honeymoon is a bit worse for wear after almost three years. Paulius loves it still- but his side is still sittable- mine is not....I have broken springs next to the arm and whne I sit on it I get horrible back-aches. Yes- its a Lazy-boy recliner sofa and I know it was very expensive but we got it at a real bargain and i would LOVE to have it like it was again.....but I want one like my old one we had before it. No it wasnt a recliner-sofa, and it was fabric instead of leather, but we used to siton it and face each other and read or watch TV with each others feet in our laps and a blanket over our legs. Or we would snuggle next to each other and talk...or just snuggle and nap. The one we have now had a huge flip-down center section with cup-holders and a telephone center and even vibrating controls for the seats(which we never use) that is always in the down position seperating us which I HATE.
Yes the flip-down is convenient- but I dont want convenient- i want to snuggle with my husband Dammitt. Even if the flip thig was UP- the center seat is about 6 inches higher than the side seats and so we still wouldnt be able to snuggle together. It sucks.

My house doesnt smell like Christmas.......I put up an artificial slim-tree(Or my Christmas Stick as my kids call it) this year because the biggest part of my Christmas decorations are burried in the back hallway where we packed everyhting up last year. it would take moving 22 boxes from the top of it to get to the christmas boxes-another 12 or so boxes- and I just didnt/dont have the strength or patience to do it this year. I havent done any baking this year either. I usually do some cookies and a few cakes and I used to do a huge gingerbread house for the kids. But since my kids have grown up- I havent done the gingerbread house. About 7 or 8 years now. Next year for SURE I will do it. Now i have Grandsons who i am sure will love it as much as their parents did.

For Christmas this year Theres only one thing I want. I havent written Santa a letter to ask for it- because Santa cant help me with it. But I hope to get it anyway. I'm working on it.

And for all my friends out in Bloggerland- I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Holiday Cheer

You know, It's great having two computers.

Before getting Paulis' Laptop fixed we had to share the computer. And by the time the one on the computer has finished what they were doing, the other of us had thought of about a dozen things that we needed/wanted to do on it. So the cycle repeated over and over til we were both spending WAY too much time on the computer and not nearly enough time together actually doing things.

Well, now we can both be on the computer doing things we want/need to do and after a couple hours, we still have time to turn the computers off and actually spend time together doing real life stuff.

And the best part is- while we're both ON the computers we can still IM to each other. Now I know it might be better to actually TALK to each other...but when you're on the computer writing a blog, or an e-mail and someone interrupts you to say something or ask a question, it breaks your concentration. And being blond just doubles the problems for me, so it's really nice to be able to answer an IM when it's convenient for me. Unless you have a husband who types at the speed of light like mine does. Then you get distracted ...but its worth it with him because he is a fun guy.

I've been trying to get in the holiday spirit for the past three weeks....but my decorating mojo just isn't co-operating this year. My youngest son and his wife have graciously offered to have our Christmas Day celebration at their home this year. So I have decided that this year the Christmas tree and a few holiday things scattered in the kitchen and entrance way will do just fine for this year. I fully expect to be in a new house by next Christmas season and so will be able to decorate to the nines for the holidays. I will have at least three trees...possibly more.

I want a white one with white lights in our bedroom - I have a bunch of antique ornaments passed down from my grandmother and mother from the first years they were married- and altho I love my grandsons to death...they are all American little boys(Altho Christopher strangely enough has a slight British accent when he says Mummy)- all rough and tumble wrestling', nascar , gijoe fanatics and I really don't want them around my antique ornaments so they will go on my Bedroom tree- well out of their way.
Now one tree will be in the foyer or dining will be a green artificial tree as well, with white lights on it as well and have a color theme-red and gold, or blue and silver, or red and green and gold...or something themey.......Whatever my mind dreams up for it every year. Maybe a quieter elegance for this tree.
But the MAIN tree will be in the living room/great room. It'll be a REAL cut tree that has all the smells of Christmas grown into it. I love Frazier firs myself- I have a few heavy ornaments that need the extra sturdiness of the Frazier firs branches. This tree will have both colored lights AND white lights on it, plus all our fav ornaments that we have gathered over the years...all the wooden ornaments we bought together, all the little ornaments the kids made in school, all the ornaments that we bought on our travels thru the years on vacation, all the old ornaments I've bought over the years at the flea markets when other ppl get rid of them in favor of new bright shiny ornaments. That's something I've never understood, why do people try to sell their ornaments that they've created memories with over the Christmases and bring in new ones?
I would have thrown a hissy fit had my grandparents brought tiny twinkle lights in to replace the big old fashioned bulbs that adorned their cedar tree every year. Some things you just don't mess with and traditions at Christmas are at the top of the list if you ask me. Every year in January I go to the flea-markets for one search out and rescue the Christmas ornaments that are being discarded and abandoned by their owners. I honestly feel sad for the ones I don't get to rescue because I run out of money before I get to them all. And this explains why I have about 25 boxes and bags of Christmas decorations in my hallway just waiting to be put out and used next year. Hmmm...maybe I should add that any cash donations you would like to contribute to the Ornament Rescue Mission will be put to good use. Just send an e-mail to Paulis or myself and we will give you mailing instructions.
:-) Hehehehehe.
Speaking of Paulius- he acts like he's all put out with me when I start decorating for Christmas- but I KNOW him and when we get our new place, I suspect he will have a few thousand icicle lights and lawn ornaments and maybe even a Santa sleigh and a few reindeer to put on the roof of our house stashed away somewhere. He's not fooling anyone and I just want to go on record as saying I will be right there at the base of the ladder waiting to call the fire-department or the EMS guys should the need arise while hes doing HIS part to help make our holidays a happy, colorful one.

I know this is a strangely rambling blog post today...but it matches my mood...Rambling and Random.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Yeah.....I'm a Slacker

Here it is a week and a half before Christmas and my Miz Santa blog has gone by the wayside.

I didn't wanna post too much too early on it-and completely got bored with the whole thing.
Not like me at all.
I love Christmas...just this year hasn't been very inspirational for anything Christmas-Y.

This year I just want it to be effing OVER.

Maybe next year I'll be able to drum up some of the happiness and enthusiasm I USED to have for the holidays.

I don't know whats got into me....I just don't know.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I normally don't put too much personal stuff on my blog, but without going into any detail I want everyone to think about what is written below because...........Well, I've done it again and this may be the only way I can let them know. They know who they are-they read my blog sometimes..................

I went up to the line. Not over the line- but far enough that I now know EXACTLY where the line is. I thought that as long as you didn't cross the line it shouldn't matter....but I learned that the WAY you say things to not cross the line matters a GREAT deal-sometimes more than not crossing the line.

I hurt someone that I would not have hurt for the world and now I can only hope they can get past it and forgive me at some point in the future.

This time it may take weeks or months....maybe even years as upset as they are.
I'm sorry-I truly am sorry.