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God how I love

on April 14, 2009 - 4:29am

my hot tea in the morning! Just so delicious after a good night's sleep! That's right! I SLEPT! S*L*E*E*P !!!!!!!!!!

I love to sleep!

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gloomy monday

on April 13, 2009 - 6:24am

It's one of those mornings where you can hear the rain as it dances against the pane ... the sound of the cars driving past the house, the tires cutting through puddles. The sun hides behind angry clouds that hover and swirl as they sob tears of rain. I've been awake since 3AM ... I don't know why but I wasn't able to sleep. I was plagued with weird dreams and I was hot then cold ... Emma joined me in my bed around 1 or 2 and not wanting to disturb her let her push me to the middle of the bed where I sweated incessantly. Finally I had to move her. The only time I slept well was at 5:30AM when Kyler left for work and even then I was having strange dreams. I set my alarm for 7:30 but woke up at 10 to 7 and stayed up. I go to have my van assessed today so I am going into work late. I am a bit nervous about it - not nervous enough to lose sleep so not sure what was up with that but nervous enough. I'm scared that they are going to total the van and not give me what I need to pay it off ... I'm nervous I'll be minus one car for such a length of time before I can replace the other ... I don't know what to think. I guess I'll find out soon enough.

I hope it's sunny where you are.

Loved Josh's blog. He suddenly remembered how to do it! What a cutie.

***EDITED FOR TONIPARKS***

What a smart girl you are! The estimate for repair was $600 under what it would have cost to total it. They are fixing it right now.

I have to admit I'm kind of on the fence about whether or not they should fix it or total it. I was kind of looking forward to not having a car payment ... ::sigh:: Still the glass is half full yes?

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HAPPY EASTER Y'ALL

on April 12, 2009 - 8:18am

So Josh blogged ... sweet. Nice that he remembered us ... You know its funny that I've never been much into the Easter "Holiday" and I think it's because it's so bloody confusing. Just like Christmas it's supposed to be a Christian holiday but the meaning of it is supposed to be very solemn yet joyful ... where did the bunnies and chicks and eggs come into play? Well it turns out that Easter is a religious/pagan holiday that celebrates not only the re-birth of Jesus but also the spring equinox - and both of those celebrations include birth and new life. It's just a little odd though that a BUNNY brings EGGS ... uhhh ... well where I come from and it could be that I just live in a strange state - but bunnies don't lay eggs. Why in the world is a bunny delivering them? And honestly who would eat any sort of brown, egg shaped thing a bunny left behind? Kinda sick if you ask me ... but as long as they are Nestle Crunch eggs we're good.

For the record I went and had my knee checked out yesterday and it's just a contusion. No internal damage so now y'all can stop worrying hahahahaha! (as if you were)

I talked to the insurance company yesterday and they told me that because my van is older (1999) they will probably total it and pay me for it HOWEVER the amount it may be worth will probably be substantially LESS than the remainder of my loan which will mean I'll still be responsible to pay the difference for a car I don't have. I'm a little bit frustrated about that at the moment but I'll deal with that when the time comes. I can't be without a car ... ugh!

Anyway ... I hope you have a great holiday and no matter what your religion or what you get out of all of it I hope its a happy one and that you are looking forward to spring, new life, the next life ... whatever!

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SATURDAY AND I HAD A

on April 11, 2009 - 7:31am

Vanilla Chai from Dunkin Donuts. I got up and limped to the store for cat food since I was supposed to get it last night but I was too busy being injured in my very first car crash since I got my license in 1977. I left work around 3:35 (25 mins early woohoo!) and instead of going home my usual way I was going to take the expressway because I wanted to get to the post office before it closed (not realizing that it was actually open yesterday morning and then finding out it was only to find out later that it was only open half a day! So going that way wasn't necessary!) so I was in stop and go traffic and I was just taking my foot off the brake when I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the car behind me flying up on me. My thoughts were "oh sh*t he's gonna" then he hit me. I jammed my foot on my brake but I still bumped the woman in front of me but the car behind me was trashed. (see pic)

I got out of my car after I found my teeth and put them back in my head and yelled at the kid who hit me "what the hell was that all about??!!" He was very sorry ... then I find out he's just 17 ... I felt awful for him. His first car was trashed. I hugged him and told him I was sorry for yelling at him! LOL My car didn't appear to have much damage ... the bumper is broken and the muffler was hanging ...

But the more I look at it the more damage I find. The back door won't open at all ... the latch that opens it is broken, the back door is caved in a bit and the windshield wiper is busted. His insurance will pay for it all ... but this stinks really. In all honesty it could have been far worse. He hit me so hard his airbag deployed. I guess they go off around 15 MPH. Anyway ... my knee - yes the bad one) is swollen and I'm going to have it checked out today. I think it's just soft tissue damage but I'll have it examined anyway.

Well I hope you guys have a better day than I probably will - on the OTHER hand ... baby boy who was going to go to Iowa with his dad this weekend insisted on staying home with his mommy and so I GET TO HAVE ANOTHER WEEKEND WITH MY LITTLE MAN! Woohoo!!!!

Have a great day guys!

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THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY - GOOOOOD FRIDAY!

on April 10, 2009 - 4:35am

Everytime I think of the saying "thank God it's Friday" I hear Tom Hanks' voice in my head from the movie Dragnet - have you ever seen it? LOL So it's Friday and Good Friday at that. I wish I could say I was going to be home from work today and that I slept until 10AM but here I am ... been up since 5:30AM. No special day for me ... just in my heart. Baby boy was sad when he heard I had to go to work; he's going to Iowa for the weekend to visit his dad's girlfriend's mom and dad. It's okay ... I'll steal him the next weekend and love him uninterrupted!

So speaking of next weekend ... our landlady is coming over to discuss the terms of our lease. I'd sent her an email explaining my situation and that Kyler was leaving and that we would be honored to stay - but I had to ask her to give me a break on the rent for a year -- she called and said her email program went kablooey and she wasn't able to read the email so she's coming over next weekend to talk about it! NOT GOOD! I'm going to be so nervous! NOT looking forward to that.

Can't remember if in my last journal entry I mentioned I'd gotten the Botti CD/DVD for my old OM who has since moved to Canada? I'm sending it to her a. because she loves Botti but b. because I wanted to give her something to remember me by and Josh being on the DVD/CD will certainly remind her of me! I always thought she hated me ... anyway ... I was going to mail it today but POST OFFICE IS NOT OPEN TODAY!

So hey, you all have a fab Friday ... I hope you have a wonderful Holiday as well for those of you who celebrate it. And I will will check back soon!

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