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Funday Friday #25

I don’t have much today. The kids keep reminding me it is payday and we need food even though the fridge is full of Thanksgiving leftovers. I may or may not have dropped the dressing on the floor last night when I went to put it away, and then may or may not have just put it back in the dish and into the fridge. Stop judging me. I’ll be the only one to eat it anyway.

We had Thanksgiving dinner with Lee & Rachel and their family. I have hilarious video, but Faith asked me not to upload it. lol Hope was so excited and kept running back and forth between James and I. So much cuteness. I ate too much, and drank too much, and was therefore up at 2am guzzling water with the kids wondering what the heck I was doing up. They devoured what was left of the apple cake, and so there are just some crumbs left in the pan that I may have to go eat now that I have finally finished my coffee.

Was introduced to this yesterday.

Funday Friday #24

I got nothin’ today. Except a headache. And winks. I don’t know where I picked up that winking thing, and I don’t do it all the time. At least I don’t think I do. But when I catch myself doing it, I’m like “What the heck?” I caught myself winking at one of the baristas this morning.

Whenever I grumble about my job or how far away it is, I am reminded of the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets I get to see going to and from work.

Also, I work with a great team, and there really isn’t a whole lot of drama.

I gave Jamie the wrong Algebra test Monday. She told me it couldn’t be right because there was no graphing. Apparently I gave her an Algebra I test instead of Algebra II. And her English. Ugh. She brought it to me one day and asked me to explain it to her. I couldn’t. In fact, I had to tell her that I don’t think I was ever taught that because out of all those terms for different nouns, I remembered “gerund.” I haven’t heard of gerunds since 8th grade and I didn’t understand it then. Plus, I don’t remember doing any grammar stuff past 9th grade. I remember a bunch of reading books and writing papers and essays. I am sure anyone reading my blog posts can tell honey badger don’t care about grammar. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

I think it was yesterday morning that James informed me that KitKat had fallen on him 4 times during the night. She is back on the ledge. Dumb cat. Amber and Sushi took over my desk the other night.

The fact that they were both on the desk let me know they have come to some sort of truce. Now the only drive by hissings occur from and toward KitKat.

And that’s it. I have a 5k in the morning, and decorating/cleanup at church after that. Pretty sure I’m gonna watch Dr Who for the first time tonight as I think it will be the one with all the doctors.

Also I proofread none of this as I go to hit publish…

Funday Friday #23

I had a small breakthrough this week. I found one of my pairs of arch supports, and started wearing them Wednesday. I had no lower back pain yesterday after I put my shoes on, and have had none at all today. Now maybe I will be motivated to go find the other pair or 2 I own. Along with that one pair of boots I can’t seem to find.

Speaking of Wednesday. The hubster went to court again Wednesday morning, and has yet another continuance. :sigh: But, this time his lawyer was not feeling well, and James said he looked really bad up close, so probably a good thing. But there was a good photo op in the parking lot. James spotted it, and we both found it funny.

Yes, it is juvenile. Whatevs. 😉

I’m about to make some dietary changes…again. Breakfast will not be the same. On the other hand, I should really pick up the phone and make an appointment with Dr Garlick to get some testing done.

For your daily TMI, you get another little work story. I came back from the bathroom this morning and said to the other female in the office, “That was round one. Consider that a warning.” A few minutes later, she gets up, and then comes back and says, “Martha!” To which I responded, “What? I warned you.” Apparently she didn’t wait long enough. And she knew I had chili last night. lol

Evie won’t bite anybody or anything. Except Jamie.

I think instead of running a 5k in the morning, I will run “the loop” which is 3.4 miles. Because I haven’t run it in a while. And I need to get in some hills before next weekend’s 5k.

I need a haircut.

KitKat has stopped sleeping on the ledge and falling off. She is napping in my office again. Amber acts like she thinks KitKat is a male and seems to be trying to seduce her. SMH. Tiger might have hit it the other day. :-/ But last night Tiger just smelled her and then ran off. KitKat is the only one that’s been fixed. The rest of them need fixing. I will gladly let someone pay for that. 😉

I guess this is all I got. The following was in the recommended videos when I got the link for Jamie and Evie, and I found it hilarious. 🙂

Funday Friday #22

TGIF. I say that like I have a nice relaxing weekend in store. lol This has been a crazy busy week. Again. And it’s going to be a busy weekend. And I really need to make time for an Al-Anon meeting.

Karyn and Molly double-teamed me with 5ks this week. One is a virtual, and therefore I am going to do The Dynamic Duel Canada vs USA 5k in conjunction with Run to Reclaim 5K. Because that’s how I roll. And plus, I haven’t run at all in like 6 weeks, and Saturday is my only free day to run unless I get a wild hair and do a run during lunch next week. Anyway, running 2 5ks tomorrow just won’t happen. Probably. 😉

I’m playing Sunday which means I’ll be at church almost all day. I’m actually looking forward to it. Rehearsal went great, and I left feeling just so pumped.

KitKat is still falling off the landing.

OH! I killed a HUGE spider Tuesday morning and didn’t even scream first. This was quite an accomplishment. Both for not screaming and for actually killing it myself. James has since referred to it as a tarantula, but it wasn’t quite that big. Then yesterday morning as I got out of the shower and started drying off, I felt something stick into my hand. I looked and saw legs and immediately knew I’d just been bitten by a black widow. So I shook out the towel before finally dropping it to the floor, and then the culprit emerged. It was a red wasp, and it much have just barely stung me because it really didn’t hurt that bad. I also don’t have the huge red swollen area that follows a sting. Just a little swelling, but it itches like crazy now. I might feel a little like honey badger.

My kids.


They decided to fight over the front seat. Please take note of where we were. That’s a mausoleum behind them. :rolleye: Being mom of the year, I took a picture. No one was actually injured, though they did both end up in the front seat wrestling over it. There was no punching or scratching or hair pulling. It ended when I finally said “Enough!” and made Chad get in the back seat because Jamie had called front before we even stopped. You may (or may not) ask why we were at a cemetery. On the way to their counseling appointments (which only I had to attend), Chad asked what the big building was in the cemetery we passed. I told him a mausoleum, which I then had to tell him what that was and that I would stop by on the way back home. One of them asked why we don’t have any crypts here in the states, and I told them mausoleums were essentially crypts, just not underground.

I tried to find a really cool video to end with, and was not disappointed. Ok, it might not be cool, but it is hilarious.

Funday Friday #21

This week. I’m glad it’s over. And I switched my “happy pills” back to morning because I think that change to evening was a bad move. And not because I was grouchy that one morning. lol It hasn’t been a bad week, just a busy one. I think I might have been busier this afternoon than I have been the past 2 weeks because at one point I had 3 different things going on at the same time.

Wednesday the hubby and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Hard to believe it’s been 20 years. Many of those rough years. I told James weeks ago that we were going to Shucker’s for our anniversary because Petra raved about it after they went the first time. And just like the bison burger, she didn’t do it justice. I’m pretty sure I could have eaten my weight that night especially since I couldn’t eat any hush puppies or garlic bread. 😉

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Of course last night was Halloween as if no one knew. haha. Chad asked me to take him and his friends trick or treating. I gave him the “You’re too old to still be trick or treating” look, but finally conceded that I would take him if his daddy would pick him up. Ended up taking Chad and 2 of his friends and Jamie and one of hers. 5 total. 4 teenage boys and Jamie. lol But, you know, I decided to make the most of it. So I halfway dressed up.

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Gizmo’s photobomb makes the photo. Jamie came out of her room and spent the rest of the time complaining about how I just made her life hurt. Then I spotted Chad walking up the driveway with his 2 friends, so I walked out to meet them. I wish I had captured the moment when they saw me. Chad was just about as mortified as Jamie. I was thoroughly entertained.

Heard this on the radio this morning. Took me back.

Funday Friday #20

There are multiple reasons why I don’t blog about work, but there are just some things that need to be shared. This happened the other morning before I went to class. I have no idea what the conversation was about nor even what I say to prompt the following conversation, but I found it amusing. It is in reference to my “happy pills.”

J: Did you take your pill this morning?
Me: No, I started taking them in the evening instead.
J: Maybe you should think about switching back.

So the snark hasn’t just manifested itself in my blogging. lol And I want to add that I am loving class even with all the stupid user mistakes I made this morning. 🙂

I finally got the kids scheduled for counseling. Chad can balk all he wants, but his is mandatory thanks to the fire alarm incident. Jamie should be happy now because she has actually asked for it. Repeatedly. This all kind of came up the other day in a discussion at work about insurance coverage when I complained about not being able to have the gold plan at the end of the year thanks to Obamacare. I made the statement that my really good mental health coverage might not be so good under silver. I was asked why I am so familiar with the mental health coverage. “Because we are the crazy family.” Fun times. 😉

I have to get 15.1 cycling miles in this weekend to complete my October 50k. If I can get that in in one day, that would be great. But it’s been 2 weeks since I rode, so spreading that out over 2 days might be better. I guess we’ll see. I also need to mow the yard. Yeah, the hubby could do it, but I really like that alone time where I can’t hear anything but the mower motor. We brought all the plants inside a couple of days ago except for the really big ones. They might find a new home unless James brings them in.

Tiger needs to be fixed. Any volunteers to pay for that?

No relevance to anything, but…

Funday Friday #19

5 for 5. You know, this has been a good week. All the same problems exist. I’ve been crazy busy, and maybe even a bit more than normal. But aside from an episode yesterday morning, I feel mentally better than I have for a while even though I am still pretty overwhelmed. I’m sure that 12.5 mile cycling trip Sunday had a lot to do with it. I mean, I rode to exhaustion which I am sure burned off a lot of the adrenalin my body thinks it needs. I need to keep that in mind and keep up with running and cycling.

Last night was rehearsal for Sunday. I was pretty stinking nervous heading over there. I’ve been to rehearsal before so I knew what to expect, but I hadn’t ever been an active part of it. And to be perfectly honest, I was terrified of majorly screwing up the songs. After all, it’s 5 songs I had never played, and 2 I hadn’t even heard. Funny enough, the song I was most familiar with is the one I have the most trouble with remembering the chords. I had a blast. We went through all the songs but one and then took a break before coming back and going through again like a dry run according to the service schedule. I chilled out a lot after the first 2 songs during the first run through. I think all the practice I’ve been doing this week has helped with my mental state as much as the bike ride last weekend. And this song is just a great pick-me-up:

Got a kind of busy weekend in store, but it’s going to mostly be fun stuff. I have to do some Algebra tutoring with Chad which I’ve been putting off, but it does really appeal to my inner math nerd. We are going to Lee & Rachel’s tomorrow evening, so that will be fun. It was such a good time last time I kept thinking “Why haven’t we done this sooner?” Church will be an all day event for me since I’m playing with the C.O.R.E Worship Team, but I am looking forward to it.

With the lack of tater tots and/or wine and/or hard cider and/or pumpkin spiced lattes over the past week, I’m loosing a few pounds again. Huh. Who knew? 😉 Ok, I knew. Comfort eating and drinking is how I got fat to begin with. I am also more convinced that the pumpkin spice is not gluten free anymore. :wail: Not that my scalp or hands have recovered from my last glutening. But my digestion has. You’re welcome. #everybodypoops 😉

Funday Friday #18

Oh, man. This has been quite the week. I’m not exactly firing on all cylinders today because I had a really hard time going to sleep last night. The cats (Tiger and Sushi/Mako) played a very large role in that until about midnight. But additionally, things that I had been trying to ride out for the last few weeks just kind of dumped on me this week, and I spent some time connecting dots. Also, I think much was easy to mask thanks to my “happy pills” so that I was reverting back into my old coping skills that quit being effective decades ago. And other stuff that is for a post of its own.

Anyway, big shout out to Petra for looking me in the eye and speaking some hard truth to me last night. And praying for me. Also, she needs to blog. 😉

Another shout out to Molly for listening to me dump a little the other day, and then praying for me. She is running her first half marathon tomorrow. GO MOLLY!!!!

For the second time in a week I had to change the wifi password over the kids not getting their work done. :sigh: Chad and I had a pretty good talk yesterday morning about school work in which there was no belligerence or threatening. I really love it when we can sit and talk to each other rationally. Jamie and I have mainly communicated through texting this week. I got a good laugh yesterday when I texted her the new password. She replied with “Can’t you not make stupid passwords?” No. 🙂 And that password got that stupid fox song out of my head finally. Until I just typed that. ugh.

I haven’t been to Al-Anon in like 3 weeks. So of course I have seen 2 people from my home group in the past week. The lack of attendance probably has a lot to do with my attitude this week. I did have a counseling appointment this week and it was terrible because I was all brain foggy and could barely make coherent sentences or say the right words. I did a lot of hand talking. I left so exhausted that I sat in my car afterword for a while recovering.

I’ve been eating and drinking like crap.

KitKat caught/killed another mouse in my office yesterday. I missed it which is fine with me.

Happy Friday!

Funday Friday #17

1. I am going to start writing that book.

2. I locked my keys in the truck at work yesterday. That was an extra hour I didn’t want to spend there waiting on AAA, but one of my co-workers stayed with me and let me borrow his phone because mine was in the truck with my keys. This is the downside of daily using the keyless entry on my “fancy” car. 😉

3. My daughter was scheduled for an English test yesterday. I forgot to give her the test. Told her this morning that I would give it to her tonight. She asked if I would give it to her this morning (since she and Chad were still up playing Call of Duty when I got up). The printer decided to have issues, so no test this morning. :sigh:

4. So the other night, Jamie came to my office to get KitKat (KitKat feels abandoned by Jamie now over Amber), and KitKat had a dead mouse under her. I was working on printing out a test for Jamie so I handed her a paper towel to pick up the dead mouse and dispose of it. Then as I stepped closer to the printer to flip the pages over (it’s a 3 in 1 printer/copier/scanner), I stepped on something cold, wet, and squishy. Another dead mouse. Yes, I was barefoot. So I took that one out and hosed down my bare foot with vinegar. Later that night just before I finally fell deep asleep, James woke me up with “KitKat just found a copperhead in your office.” A lot more drama ensued before he came back and told me it was dead and he would get rid of it the next day.

Turns out it was not a copperhead, but a rat snake. And I have claimed KitKat as my own. Even though she is still gross. But she is welcome in this spot now.

I even scratch her scabby belly. She’s allergic to fleas. Aside from her fat, she’s not so gross during the winter when the fleas are gone.

5. I actually read the Medication Guide that I get with my Celexa prescription this morning. “Do not drink alcohol while using citalopram.” Oops.

6. Since I was running a little behind this morning thanks to repeatedly hitting the snooze and deciding I had gone long enough this week without washing my hair, I drank my breakfast this morning via Pumpkin Spice Latte. Thank goodness (sort of) that the baristas know me because what I ordered (without realizing it) was “triple venti vanilla spice latte.” She was like “are you sure you want vanilla spice?” LOL

7. Tomorrow is the full half marathon. Guess who will be DNR… I might manage to do 2 miles tomorrow.

8. I am still paying for my last glutening…2 weeks ago. Ugh.

9. I’m thinking that the hubster and I are actually going to make it to our 20 year anniversary this month. If for no other reason than to have dinner at Shuckers. 😉

10. Despite all the work that needs to be done around this house this weekend, I am so looking forward to the weekend. Mainly sleeping in. But also to some tunage.

You can thank Petra for this:

Happy Friday!!

Funday Friday #16

This has been a long and busy week. Hence, a list post.

1. I have some deep blisters on my fingertips. Clearly I haven’t been playing my guitar enough.

2. I am breaking my coffee fast tomorrow and getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte. That will be my reward for running 12 miles.

3. I’ve been lax with staying away from MSG. Only that could explain why my stomach thinks I’m hungry all.the.time. :sigh:

4. Speaking of running, it looks like tomorrow morning will be a wet run. Also, I am so tired of long runs. :-/

Apparently I have nothing else. Brain fog is setting in which I blame on the weather.

You almost got Milli Vanilli.