Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Just wanted to say....Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Sorry I havent been posting more regularly, but with the holidays coming up and things being the way they are- I just haven't felt much like posting. I'm feeling a bit Bi-polar to be honest. Some days I can muster up a bit of enthusiasm and feel almost manically happy- but other days- most days- I sit around feeling sad and sorry for myself and just having a big ole pity party.

I know things will be better soon....I'm just a bit homesick at the moment. Missing my family and friends and all the festivities we associate with the holidays. Ignore me- I'll be back to my usual obnoxious, optimistic self soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SOMEONE Has a VERY High Opinion Of Themselves!!!

Apparently "Dream ME" has a very high opinion of myself.
After a very long 5 hour night of tossing and turning, I slept for about 45 minutes and dreamed that hubby had 'kicked me to the curb', so to speak, for another woman.
And in my little dream world, I hear a noise outside the window and when I open the door- who to my wondering eyes should appear- but a Blue Police Box called The Tardis. Door Opens- and out the door comes not ONE Time Lord...but TWO.(Explain THAT one to me). Both Matt Smith and David Tennant were trying to persuade me that THEY were the person who should replace Paul as my husband. It was well weird tho because David Tennant was acting all "Barty Crouch, Jr." and telling me I should choose him because as the BEST Doctor EVER, he could make it right between me and Paul. Hmmmmmm......Kinda self-defeating for him wanting to REPLACE my hubby, right??

That's what I get for reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and wanting to watch a few episodes of Doctor Who (altho I didn't actually GET to watch DW) before bedtime. I'm surprised that since I was actually playing a racing game on the Xbox til 2AM that I didn't suggest they RACE for my hand in marriage.

Well, at any rate, it's good to see my "Goddess Attitude" hasn't completely deserted me yet.
.....and No- I can't tell you who won- I woke up while they were still giving their closing arguments- at the same time. LMAO!!!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Miss Audrianna!!!

Love you Bunches!!!
Nana Vada!!! XOXO






Saturday, November 05, 2011

Guy Fawks Night...And Other Stuff.

*Well, tonight was fun. Tonight was Guy Fawks Day and it's celebrated the same way America does the 4th of July. With Fireworks. And LOTS of them!!! As soon as the sun went down,(about 6PM) they started. I think every person in England had a HUGE box of them and shot them off. Paul and I listened to them for about an hour and a half before deciding to go out in the garden and watch some of them. We stayed out there for about 45 minutes and thought...okay, seems to be dying down a bit- guess we'll go back inside now, and just as we turned to go in....BOOM- they started back up again!!! They'd go for 15 minutes, then die down for a few- and just as we started back in again- there they'd go again for 15 minutes more. You didn't know where to look there was so many going off at the same time in every direction you looked!!!
It's 10:45PM now- and there's still fireworks going off every few minutes here and there.

*Unfortunately, due to my gawking at the fireworks, I missed a call on SKYPE from my daughter who I haven't talked to in a couple of months. That made me sad. But now that my awesome husband is gainfully employed- I can put some credit on my SKYPE account and I can call her on her mobile phone and TALK to her for a few minutes every couple of weeks.
I'm so happy Paul got his job!!!

*They don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here. I think my MIL has gotten a half Turkey breast and I'm going to make dressing and Sweet potato Pie and maybe a Mock Pecan pie to celebrate it- but we wont be having the big traditional dinner like back home. It would make me sad if we did, anyway, cause all my babies aren't here to share it with us.

* Did I tell y'all I'm working on NaNoWriMo this year? It's been a definate challenge because there is always something going on here in the house. The washer is going, the TV is on, the neighbors are putting up an addition on the house next door with Jack hammers and regular hammers and saws and drills being used all day long. But I'm still trying it. If i do it- great- if not- I'll finish it at my leisure. No worries.

*I'm still trying to figure out Christmas. I'm pretty sure I won't be sending gifts home because even tho hubby is working now- His payday is sometimes after the 25th of the month I think he said. And since he won't be starting his job til the end of the month- He won't get a paycheck til December...after Christmas. So this year I'll probably be sending just cards to family and a couple of friends. Ugh. Next year will be different tho. I'm not sure how decorating is going to work this year either....Before we moved over here, Joan told me I could decorate for Christmas....but once we got here- and she saw a photo of the way I decorate the tree, she's re-thinking that offer to let me decorate. I've heard that her trees are white lights with gold tinsel and ornaments. Very tasteful and formal. Yeah. Ummmm DEFO not the way I decorate. Mine look like someone has superglued ornament on ornament, on ornament to make the SHAPE of a tree and then stuck a sprig of tree branch here and there in the spaces in between the ornaments. I admit it. I DO like my colorful happy Christmas Trees!!! Now, I think I have figured out the PERFECT solution to our problem. See- they put their tree in front of the living room window. So I figure- I can leave the part of the tree facing the room the way Joan likes to decorate it. And I can decorate the part of the tree that faces out the window the way I like to decorate it. I can see the bright colorfulpart of the tree when the blinds are open and I'm coming in from my walk every evening.
Doesn't that sound like a good COMPROMISE???? Very inventive and creative of me, I thought.
Either that or I need someone to buy me a little 4 ft tree so I can put it in our bedroom and decorate it with the bits and baubles we brought over from the states. One little box - ONE, mind you, out of 23 HUGE boxes of Christmas decorations!! I think I made a HUGE sacrifice leaving all my treasured Christmas things behind, don't yall???
(Well, That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)