Monday, November 2, 2009

NANOWRIMO 2009

So, I'm making an attempt, NO, I AM.... writing a novel!!! www.nanowrimo.com, a competition about writing a 50,000 word novel. Met with a bunch of people last weekend at Weeksies, and it was interested to hear what others were doing. It's fun not to feel like the only one. My friend Laura, who I talk with on facebook. has been doing this for a few years. The people I met last weekend are on their 4th or
5th year. wow! They had a lot of info to share.

Will you keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

5:40am. My dog is lying on her special blankie, pretty much comatose to the world, and not in a "all is right with the world" kinda way. She's old. 84 in people years. Sore? Not when we remember to give her the Metacam. Piddles on the floor once in awhile. Tonite, there has been utter chaos in the house, of a proportion she's definately not used to. Granted, usually she's in the midst of the commotion if we havea party; stub wagging, eyes pleading for a scrap of food.
Tonite, as I said, she's on her blankie. Hasn't moved. Someone stepped on her paw. She didn't even move, tho she is awake. She's vomited bile a couple of times, right where she lay. Now usually, this dog is the queen of all queen ralphers. Ya can HEAR her stomach start to heave thru closed doors. Then she lets fly, and seriously, you can't do anything but look, and wonder if she left her stomach there on the floor as well. Tonites vomit was quiet and just kinda trickled out. Hope you're loving the graphics dear readers. (grin) Not sure if she's really sick, or just totally distraught over the chaos. I know she's acting like I feel. SICK to my stomach. Time for this night to be over, for everybody to go to sleep, get up, clean my house and be gone.
On a different note, spoke to Brandon this morning. yeah. 4am, me calling him for a change. all of a sudden tonite, the water stopped running in the house. Apparently the switch mysteriously got shut off on the water pump downstairs. Yeah, it's kinda up and out of the way, but I suppose it could have been tapped. Musta, cause now the water is working fine. Note to self for future reference, it's a fairly benign way to stop the goings on of "Beirut" which requires water in cups, so it seems. Have I mentioned how silly drunken barely adult boys are? Girls too for that matter. Wow. These boys were FUUUUcked up, to quote Shady. Don't remember ever getting that drunk, well, when I did, atleast I still sang on key, danced like Madonna, and had some prolific things to say. (grin) wonder if passers by would have agreed with my opinion on that. ha!
Tims in Iraq. He left country on Saturday. It's going on Weds now, day is ending over there, and haven't heard from him. Kinda bizarre. I know he'll call when he can. Would just be nice to know he's ok. Settled. So I have some news for the peeps, ya know?
Guess that's it for this post. Yawn... it's gonna be a long day. Had some intentions today. Guess that's not gonna happen. sigh. Tommy owes me, BIG time.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

End of October

WHERE has the time gone? It's almost time to "Fall back" again. The trees are nearly bare, the grounds covered with dried, crunchy, shimmering leaves this morning as I contemplate my walk on the frost covered road. Smells nice! My nose has recognized that it's Autumn, and we've gone thru a correspondingly insane amount of Kleenex.
Hubby has left for Iraq. I'm sure there'll be more blogs about this in the future, as he's gone til mid January atleast. :(
Tom thinks he's moving in with his band next week... I hope he has a hell of a good time, doesn't sink himself too far into the hole financially, and that he comes back home with a decent respect for what we have here.
J Liz just finished Vollyball season and starts Basketball next week. Girlscouts on Fridays or Sundays, dance classes on Monday and thursdays if she doesn't have practice... and she's busy. On Honor role right now, hopefully that will continue.
As for me, more of the same. Working hospice call right now, and trying to find some semblance of order around here. Starting Nov 1 I'm working diligently on a novel I've been wanting to write... so if you see me on here posting some, feel free to poke me and tell me to get back to writing.
Drempt about being rehired for the birth center last night. It was a sweet dream, that's for sure, and ended with me crying when I walked in for report and everyone stopped to applaud/hug me. waaaaaAH!
I guess that's about it for now!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sept 2009

So, found out via As facebook that our son is home from the desert. He's been gone for over 2 months. I guess there's pics... and she's been in touch with his best friend about going down, but we've not been acknowledged at all. I sit here, shake my head and cry, once again. I just don't get it. So, I finally broke down and called...

ring ring..
(my work cell # comes up on his caller ID)
"hight"
"Hey Brand!"
"yeah, I'm busy right now"
"oh? ok, well, can you call me?"
"yeah, I'll get to it sometime".... click.

eeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

?????

Blows my mind. My chest hurts, feel like I need to vomit... makes me so sad, as I miss them both so much. Guess all I can do is let go and wait for him to come to me. Dear God, hope it's soon!

blaaaaahhhh!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

summer begins, another chick leaves the nest

Haven't been here in awhile. Hello friends. Life is crazy, isn't it? I'm working on a modified log cabin/star quilt for #2 son who is graduating in less than a month. trying to get the house beautified and all set for said party which we're having with another family. Working of course but not this weekend. J got her braces on. T just finished a diversity course which has left him..(gasp*) sensitive! who is this man! lol
more soon.