Saturday, November 29, 2008


Bloody hell it's cold in my house.
I walk in from work expecting a warm-ish living room and walk into a room even colder than it is outside.
I wish we had central-fucking-heat so it would just come on and off automatically instead of us having to do it manually.
Going straight to bed does no good because it's even colder in the bedroom. As a matter of fact- it's so cold in there that the bed always feels slightly damp. And that's just GROSS.
I KNOW it seems like a small thing- but GOD it's just SO frustrating to always be uncomfortable.
Sometimes I could just CRY from the frustration of it all.

Oh well, tomorrow is another day........

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cover Me!!!!! ...I'm Going IN!!!!!!!!!

Nope-Sorry guys, but it's NOT a Gaming Post.........

Those of you who know me know how much I detest crowds. I have steadfastly refused to go out anywhere, even to eat, on Black Friday for twenty odd years....I think the last time I did it was when I was living at home with my parents and was conned into it by my Aunt Mary with the promise of a new purse. Yes my addiction/obsession became apparent early in my formative years and the family took FULL advantage of it....much like my Husband does with my love of shiny, sparkly things when he wants to distract me from something he really doesn't want to do- or want ME to do....and it doesn't have to be anything expensive like a piece of jewelry...a bit of tin foil, a Christmas card with a bit of glitter, or a foil gum wrapper will easily do the trick.

Anyway, back to what I was saying.....
I have refused to go out in "The Madness", as I like to call it, for twenty odd years now.
Until Today.......

Yesterday, My DIL Marie, mentioned that she wanted to go to the "Big Sale" at Wally-World this morning- they had some things on sale she wanted to get for Christmas and could save some big money by going to the Early Bird sale.
Well, she was trying to talk my son into going up there with her and not having a lot of luck- especially when he found out it would require waking up at 0400 to be IN the store at 0500 when the specials were released.
So I told her that if I could get my car to start(temperamental witch that it is on Cold Mornings) I would try and brave the masses with her. And she was happy as a clam.

I came home and had a wonderful evening with my hubby- and even had time for a short nap while he was on the computer doing a bit of reading. Then he decided to turn in- but I had just woken up from my nap a couple of hours before and wasn't that sleepy. So I went online and did a bit of Research into what the Black Friday Specials were going to be. I found several things I was interested in purchasing, or TRYING to purchase, and so I napped for another few hours and woke up at two minutes til 4 AM.

I got dressed in my camo pants and a dark shirt, gathered my combat gear- you know, Small purse what fits into my camo pants, small flashlight that can easily be used as a weapon should anyone decide they want the last of any item I want to get and am reaching for, and sneakers - for running away from above mentioned little old 85 year old lady who's better equipped that I am and has a gym membership to boot.
Anyway, I digress once AGAIN.......

Okay- so for once Nelly(my Bizatch car) decides she wants to actually crank on a cold morning- and, in fact, does so with not so much as a cough or hiccup. And so at 0420 I am on my way to pick up my DIL.
I arrive there....knock.....and my son comes to the door, apologizes, and says our poor Marie has been sick all night long and she isn't feeling up to going shopping.
I tell him it's okay- I hope she gets feeling better and if they need me-call me.... and I get in Nelly and start driving towards home.

Well, I'm feeling brave all dressed in my combat crap- so I decide to go to that sale by myself.
Just take the bull by the horns and get over this "thing" I have with Crowds. So, Nelly and I turn into the parking lot and Holy Crap.....There is like 4 parking spaces left in the entire complex- but when I look down towards the storefront- there's no one to be seen standing outside like you see on TV.
Then I remember that our local Wally World is a 24 HOUR one.
Well, I snag one of those four parking spaces left and of course they are all four at the very FAR corners of the parking lot which covers about 30 acres, seriously, and I walk for 5 minutes to get to the store.
Lucky me snags the next to last shopping cart as well as I walk in the door and I'm amazed. The entire store is full to the gills with people- barely room to move- but the place is almost as quiet as a church before service starts.
"Hmmm....Odd", I think as I maneuver my buggy around the clusters of people towards the toy aisle where I KNOW they have TWO Tonka Trucks that I want for my two Next-to-the-Baby Grandsons. As I'm walking everyone is still standing stock still and I begin to get a bit uneasy.
Is the place being held up and I haven't noticed or no one is telling me?
Is there some special shopping protocol on Black Friday that because I've been avoiding it for so many years have missed out on knowing about?
I'm getting suspicious looks from several people- including a couple of those little 85 year old looking old ladies who, in my paranoia, I'm thinking are going to tag-team me and run with my TONKA TRUCKS as soon as I get them in my buggy from the upper shelf that those short little old women can't reach.
I look around and still everyone is just standing around talking amongst themselves in low voices- like they're planning strategy or something. Freaking me out is what they're doing...but I'm trying to stay calm.
Finally, as I load my buggy with the Tonkas, I lean over to a lady who looks a bit friendlier than any of the other psychos and ask her under my breath why is everyone just standing around doing nothing....I explain I haven't been out on black Friday in two decades and is this NORMAL?????
She looks at me and kind of chuckles and says "Yes- it IS normal and people are just standing around doing nothing because they can't touch the stuff that's on sale til the give an announcement over the PA system."
"Why not?" I ask, "I mean, I can see not being able to PURCHASE them at the register for the sale price til the stroke of 5- but why can they not be put IN your buggy til then?"
She has NO idea either....but explains patiently that's just the way it is.
I thank her and wish her luck and wander off towards the checkout. The things I bought weren't even one of the "Special" specials....just the same things I could get every day at the same low, low Wally-World prices, so the special trip there was kinda useless for any EXTRA savings, but I DID do okay with that "Crowd" thing panic attacks or anything this time.
It was a VERY interesting experience for me, and altho it wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered it being- I don't think I'll be doing it again unless there's something I can REALLY save some BIG HUGE money on.

Anyway, I came out with all the grandsons and my mom's Christmas gifts.
A TONKA each for Nicholas and Christopher, a Lego Push/Ride car for CJ, and A Radio-Control Truck for Austin, A R/C ATV each for TJ & Devon(They like to have the same things), and a R/C SUV for Justin.
Mom gets the Pressure-Cooker because they only had one of those and I didn't want the boys to think I was playing favorites by having to choose one of them to give it to.

Best part is, I still have a big chunk of my Christmas Budget to put towards getting Hubby's tooth fixed/pulled after the Oral Surgeon consultation On Tuesday! I mean I still have to get the grown kids prezzies- but that's a MUCH smaller budget than the kiddies and now that I have the babies taken care of- the grups can wait a week or so cause I know what they're getting and it all can be bought anytime before Christmas.

Now I just have to make a check-list of all the batteries needed for all those R/C things.
Yay Me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Long story short....
Made half the food we usually do- didn't overeat- but still need a nap an hour later.....and have about 50% of the food still left over AFTER making a huge Platter for the kids to take home with them for later. No cooking for the next couple days!!!

A Fantastic Day, in my estimation!!

I Love My Family and I'm Thankful most of them was able to attend.
We very much missed the ones that weren't with us today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Greetings!!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

LOL.......We're Turning Into Our Dads!!!!!!

I never thought I would see the day.....

Friday morning I was driving home from work and was absolutely incensed when I saw that gas prices were lower than when I had filled up on the way TO work the preceding night....
Yeah...the gas prices were 3 cents a gallon lower than the night before.....and my tank holds 7 gallons....21 cents....GEEZE!!!!!

And my Hubby Dearest walks around the house mumbling under his breath..."Is there anybody IN this ROOM????" as he turns lights off.

Lol....when we turn into such GRUPS???????

Monday, November 17, 2008

Points to Ponder

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most
people die of natural causes.

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure
you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull
on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to
buy a replacement.

Never take life seriously Nobody gets out alive anyway.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

Life is sexually transmitted.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, laying in hospitals
dying of nothing.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days
no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the
world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a
whole box to start a campfire?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll just
squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?'

Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there? I'm gonna
eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.'

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you,
but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Alternate Menu.....

Both Kelly and Evan 08 had great ideas.... THANKS GUYS!!!!

I LOVE the idea of Venison or Pheasant for Thanksgiving!!!
Duck would be a good choice as well, but the meat is a bit rich and heavy for my taste.

Since deer is a bit hard to come by around my part of the country(unless you're willing to pay thru the nose or know someone who hunts and has an abundance of it) I'm thinking that maybe a big stuffed pork or beef roast would do the trick nicely.

I would have Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Mac & Cheese Pie, Candied Sweet Potatoes, and Dinner Rolls for Side Dishes, Southern Pecan Pie for dessert and Coffee and Iced Sweet Tea for beverages. Simple and Elegant.

And yes- I'm SERIOUSLY considering NOT doing Turkey this year for Thanksgiving.....I know it's horribly UN-American to even think about it- but every year since Paul has been here with me- we have had Turkey and the trimmings for Thanksgiving and then we've had Christmas Morning Brunch instead of a formal Christmas Dinner. Not ONCE have we had HIS traditional Christmas Dinner of Turkey and such.
So this year, since we'll be doing Christmas EVE instead of Christmas DAY festivities, I'm thinking to do his Turkey dinner.

I'm going to have to get his mum to send me an idea of what a traditional Christmas Turkey Dinner IS over there tho. Otherwise it'll just be Thanksgiving Dinner on Christmas Eve!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Imagine....... that all the Turkeys/Chickens have mysteriously disappeared from the Earth and you have to replace your traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with a different meat and replace all the side dishes to match up with the new meat of choice.

What will your New Thanksgiving Day Dinner consist of?

This is a serious question, Ladies and Gents.
I'll have to think on it and give you MY answers tomorrow since I just got a call from my boss needing me to come in to work 4 hours early tonight.

OVERTIME!!!!! YAY!!!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

That's Just Wrong.

I realized this afternnon that I could never live in Florida or California.

I was riding down the highway, arm stuck out the window, wearing a tank top, contemplating turning the A/C on because it was 73 degrees out....................

As Christmas songs played on the local radio station.


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

It's me again!!! Sunny. (But you knew that already, didn't you?)
Let me begin by saying I have TRIED very very VERY hard to be very good this year. Unfortunately, I have stumbled a couple of times- but it was never anything very big(I cheated on my diet a couple times and I haven't always been the most gracious person when I was having ....well, a female week.)
Nuff said about that.
But I have tried very hard to help everyone I could and not be too much of a bother to the ones I couldn't help it with.

Now to the important stuff.

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet- but this is my Christmas Wish List for this year.
I know it's a bit longer this year and I know I usually ask for more general things like World Peace and The End Of World Hunger and Happiness and Good Fortune for the ones I love and such stuff- but this year I'm being a bit more selfish and giving you a list of things I would actually like to have for ME.
(Of course I still want all the other things I usually ask for as well. I'm GREEDY that way, but, me being me you probably expected that anyway.....)

This year I would like any ONE of the following things........
An Ipod Shuffle
A cool black and silver purse
Fable II
Books- Lots of Books(preferably with a new Bookshelf to put them all on).
Country Songs for Rock Band.(Rock is too hard to sing to- I have a delicate set of vocal chords and rock puts a huge strain on them)
Sterling silver jewelry
A new pair of THIN black leather gloves

That is all.

I hope you have had a wonderful rest from last holiday season, Santa.
As usual you will find your Ham Sammich and Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies under the tree when you arrive....The milk will be in the fridge.
Tell Mrs Santa hi for me and give Rudy a kiss on the nose for me...His carrots will be under the tree as well.

Merry Christmas To All!!!
Sunny M.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Know What's REALLY Annoying?

I'll TELL you what....when I go on one of my messenger/IM chat services and see my friends online and when I try and talk with them they're not actually ON.

If you're not in the mood to talk- tell me and I'll not be upset- I have a life outside my chat-friends too. Or if you're NOT online- how about logging OUT of the service so you're not showing as online. Or if you WANT to keep it on- put up the "away" message.

Yeah- you KNOW who I'm talking about...YOU. Sorry- but it REALLY IS annoying and HAD to be said. Now you can tell ME how annoying I am for whining about it. Go ahead- I'm expecting it.


Also annoying.....going to the pharmacy and finding out that the new insurance plan the company switched to is Balls Out SUCKY when it comes to a discount on your prescriptions. My regular price for ONE of my meds is 90.00 without insurance...with my insurance we switched FROM-it was 35.00.......with my insurance NOW....75.00.......That BITES!

I went to work last night and got dizzy again.....The nurses took my BP- 179/106. I came home from work(stopping along the way for a flu vaccination) and called the docs office for a refill of my BP meds. Waited til they called me back- and then went and got the suckers. had a stroke when I saw the price of them.....cried a bit, and said, "There goes Christmas".


My head is arm feels like it's about to fall off while someone is whacking it with a two by four......I got into an argument with my senile boss man last night....and I'm hungry as a wolf but can't eat anything because I'm still nauseous from my B/P being so high.

Can someone just shoot me and put me out of my misery today?

Well, how about bringing over a fifth of something "spiritual" and us drinking it together and drowning the misery, then?

Bah-Freaking Humbug!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Oh SH*T!!! Oh SH*T!!!! Oh SH*T!!!!

Paulius is going to KILL me!!!!

Sometimes I am just too effing stupid for words.
Why Why WHY can I not just LEAVE things alone and not try to do anything on my own??? Every time I do something with the BEST of intentions, I screw myself up.....ROYALLY.

Okay, I was sitting here at the computer and looking for a specific thing and there was a LONG list of stuff in the book marks stuff that I deleted because I didn't realize that when you delete something from THERE it also deletes it from all the OTHER folders it's in.
OMG- I have deleted a BUNCH of our blogs and some stuff Paul and I had duplicated in both our folders as well because I was thinking that we had them in our other folders- they didnt need to be in SEVERAL of the others as well.......... Now they're all gone. I HOPE theres a way for him to fix it.....I'm SO sorry, Paul.

I have to go pray now.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Is There Anybody Out There?

I voted today......did you?
Question.....Does ANYONE ever die of just plain old age in their sleep now days?
I mean without a terminal disease causing it? Or without an auto accident or drug overdose, or a shooting hurrying things along?

I haven't heard of anyone dying healthy but just old in a long time.

I want to go like that....all happy and content with the life I've led and just go to sleep and not wake up.

Is that even allowed nowdays?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Countdown Has Begun!!!

Here's a few pics of the festivities last night.

and NOW.....
Halloween is over and the BIG Holiday Countdown has begun..... Thank Goodness!!!!!! Now I can sing my holiday songs(occasionally) and no one will look askance at me as they tend to do for the first 10 months of the year.

I'm afraid my happiness will have to be postponed til later today or possibly even til after the see, altho I inbibed not a single drop of "Spirits" last night- I've woken up with a terrible hangover-like headache and upset tummy.

Not a Happy Camper, me.