Thursday, March 31, 2011


Yes     it is round 2 of Strep and the Princess is kicking it off with a fever and a foul look.

Phoenix whines incessantly and just in case they didn't get it last time, BD took Kale

over to his Dad's house to visit his sisters! Those of us still in economic shock from

the last round will certainly be having a grand time paying for anti-biotics this time.

We just washed the whole house in clorox 2 in time for the second coming of the flu.

Tylenol and Ibprophen come on down and fly into the faces of the sick. Begone fever.

Let loose bowels flow and sore throats scratch, let it rain sprite and snow popcicles.

It's Back

Monday, March 21, 2011

NIX on the paperless book

I have been reading Game Of Thrones for 2 weeks.

These are really good books. However, I bought them as an electronic book version so the only place I can read them is on my PC.

The laptop officially belongs to BD, so mine is the desk top edition.

I can't read it anywhere except in my media room in a VERY uncomfortable chair.

Therefore, even though I really like the 2.8 books I have read so far; My bottom and back will forever associate Game Of Thrones with pain.

It is also hot in this room. My roommate used to complain how cold this room was.

If you lit the thing on fire it might be hotter. The vent for the heater got shut and covered when she moved.

Then I moved a fan in there. Now I want to sit around naked with an ice cold drink in there. (Go ahead… scrunch up your face and give a full-body shudder.)It's what I'm doing too.

Anyway the next book I buy will be the paper variety unless I can afford a portable e-reader because this butt even well padded as it is has issues with hard chairs.

And I want mobility in my reading.

And I want freedom to move to a more convenient spot

without children.

Where no one can read over my sholder, hint, hint Brittany.

Even though I should just buy a new computer chair, I still want the book to move with me. Maybe my next giant splurge will be a Kindle or some such device but for now I am NIX on the e reading and back to the paperback.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A bit o' luck would be nice.

Today is St. Patricks day. I am not sure where this came from or why our country celebrates it, but Green is one of my favorite colors so I’m ok with it. The grandkids love the green and holiday too so it is a two-fer.

The business I work for is going under. You know how you can just tell? I can just tell. Nobody says anything about it or does anything and we are still buying and moving into the new location; but I can see a shadow on the wall. We are going down.

Working in accounting does this for you. 2 years ago we were buying cranes and land and other vehicles. Now we have to wait to pay bills and it’s like a major thing to buy a sticky pad. You don’t have to see the “Who moved my Cheese?” movie to see this one coming. It is totally scary for someone who lives paycheck to paycheck to see this kind of change and KNOW I could not survive if the worst case scenario did happen.

With that in mind BD and I are selling plazma. We are going to start Friday and see if they will take it. I’m taking Robert too to see if he can do it. Welcome to the recession. Get in line, nobody will be over to help you ever.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

FAT Tuesday

Being from New Orleans I thought of what day it is today and came up with hey it's Mardi Gras!
Fat Tuesday to be specific. So I threw out my tv dinner (88 cent) lunch and opted for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  It is a holiday, after all.
Ha! any excuse would do at this point. I burned the tv dinner. It was cheese alfredo tortellini with broccoli, so it really smelled bad. The center was still frozen but the edges were crispy. Explain that to me will you? How does a microwave which is supposed to cook from the inside out, make me some of this? You don't know either? I thought so.
But... I bet you have done it too. Haven't you? I thought so.
Lately my microwave turns out 2 things:
Totally nuclear meltdown   or
Won't cook through until after nuclear meltdown
In fact, I had a cup of cocoa last night that was all show, no good.
The cup was so hot I nearly dropped it and burned my palm good. The milk and powder inside was room temperature clumps floating in cold milk. Explain that if you can.
I also was trying to use up the stew from the crock pot weekend and got the same results.
The bowl was bubbling plastic with nuclear meltdown.. The stew had cold grease clumps in it.
Time to upgrade the nuclear wessle.