Sunday, March 28, 2010

I have been nominated for a Blog Award!!!

I been nominated for my VERY FIRST bog award---I am soooooo excited!!!

So here is the scoop:

Here's how the award works. The rules are simple.
1. You must accept the award. ABSOLUTELY!!
2. Thank the person who gave you the award. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to TAMMY
3. Add a link to the person who gave you the award. Go check out ALL her bloggy goodness!
4. Paste the award on your blog. finito
5. Write 10 things about yourself that others might not know. 

  • I am a NATURAL redhead
  • I am envious of the life of 1950's housewives
  • Mexican is my all time favorite food
  • I JUST discovered Sangria, and love it
  • I do not like to travel for business very often =(
  • I am happy that my kids are all older--I enjoy my kids as teens and young adults
  • Spring/Early Summer is my favorite season
  • I really want to finish my novel, but worry I never will
  • I enjoy academic writing
  • Facebook Quizzes says I have Aspergers (!)
  • bonus: I have achieved Crazy Cat Lady Status at my twins Highschool
6. Pass the award on to 10 others. 

  1. History Undressed 
  2. Georgia Regency Society
  3. Needle and Thread
  4. Scandalous Women
  5. Rittenhouse Needlepoint
  6. Color, Texture, Stitch
  7. Enchanting Lair
  8. Focus on Finishing
  9. Just String
  10. I can has Cheezburger

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Daughter's Surprise Wedding


Your 21 year old daughter comes to you on a Sunday night and says " how would you feel if I got married this Friday?"


Well mine did just that.

AND she pulled it off. I will be putting some photos up later, after i have downloaded the,

But the long and short of it is: my daughter is married, the ceremony made me cry, the wedding dinner was awesome for the fact that so many of my beloved Atlanta Family was there, my dad cut short his vacation to come see the ceremony and my daughters best friend came up from college in Savannah.

The only downside: The management at the Spaghetti Warehouse on Delk road in Marietta was horrendous when we complained that dinner was taking too long to get to to us (over 2 hours!!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bast Cradle You Jax

I lost one of my fur-babies today.

 Jax had a second bout of urinary blockage, I got him into the vets on Saturday, they have treated him for this before, so I had every reason to expect another full recovery. Except that he didn't. He went into a dazed state, responsive only to pain. We kept hoping. His BUN was 179 today; normal is 36.

We talked with the vet, and decided to ease his pain, if not mine. I was with him at the end. We have a paw print in clay. 

Bast, Sekhmet, we give you back your child.
Noble, regal, honorable cat.
Watch over him, and guide him on his way
to the spirit world.
May he be blessed in your names,
and hunt ever after beside you

I have loved you from the day you came into my life,
and now it is time for me to let you go.
I could not watch you suffer,
I could not see you in pain.
Now you are free.
Your body is no longer sick,
or weak, or hurting.
Now you can run with the others,
playing and hunting as wild things do.
Because I loved you,
I had to let you go.
You will live forever in my heart
(both poems from Patti Wigington, Guide)

Now if I could just stop crying.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Uhgh....just ungh


Ever have one of those days/weeks/years?  Usually I consider myself pretty optimistic; maybe it is the winter weather wearing me down. I feel unusually overwhelmed.

Work is good, but in a delicate state, home is great, and my son is doing even better. My youngest is going to the college of her choice and my oldest graduates college next week.

I dont know why I am feeling this. I already take Cymbalta--so dont suggest prozac. LOL

I just want to get away from it all, yet there is no defined "it".

Things weighing me down:

  1. I have my final paper due in a week, on an assigned topic I could care less about.
  2. My son's proabation officer is an uneducated twit
  3. My kids school screwed him over when he got in that slap fight last year--they were SUPPOSED to have a Manifestation of Disability Hearing--it may have very well prevented his arrest, jail and probation.
  4. He was arrested because he got in a pushing slap fight with another kid--His second one in 4 years--the "automatic" school rule says if you have more than one fight in 4 years, you get arrested. Nevermind that no one was hurt and the other kid provoked it. AND nevermind he has Asbergers.
  5. My car insurance is due--$600 bucks, my son needs shoes--special ones to accomodate his club foot--$150.00, we need to pay the deductible and co-pays on his heart caths--400.00, my kitty that was sick with urinary issues a while back may have to go in again, my baby kitty needs his last set of shots and his make over from male to neuter-- At least $400.00. All my kids need to go to the dentist, and my two oldest ones need to have their wisdom teeth extracted $??.00
  6. I have some money left over  in savings from my last vet trip, but not another 800 dollars. I also have my tax refund, but i am not supposed to use it b/c we filed a bankruptcy last year and it is supposed to go to the court--I really need to use this for NEEDED things.
  7. I have to go to BUFORD, BUFORD! to see our Bankruptcy lawyers to see if we can possibly keep enough money to pay for the medical/vets/car ins.
  8. My house is never clean. Six people 18 or over live here, and we are all  gone most of the day---the kids all have assigned chores--what the hell??
  9. My husband is a WOW addict.

I do feel grateful for:
  1. My kids
  2. My son's heart is better
  3. my daughter is graduating college
  4. the love of my furry babies
  5. I still have a job that I like
  6. The first daffodils are up in my garden
  7. I will be married 25 years this May

Sigh, whine. call the wambulance. It will pass.

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