January 16, 2009

new year off to great start

So let's see....New Years are supposed to be new starts and fresh beginnings, and have tidings of good things to come....hahhahhahahah. mine has sucked, only 16 days in. The various bad news I've received:

My good friend in Ohio, with the twins, her dad was laid off. Totally out of the blue. W's aunt is getting laid off. My mom still can't find work. My brother is basically out of work, waiting for the "new job" to get in touch with him.

Same brother who is more broke than me, had his ancient but reliable, erm, maybe not, truck blow up on him, costing him 1900 bucks in repairs. I've offered him a couple hundred bucks but he probably won't take it.

My co-worker's dad is getting sicker and sicker and she got into it with our shared boss during her last extended period out of town to help the family out. She came back Thursday and promptly put in her two week notice. I'm stressed out at work over it because I really don't wanna have to do the personal injury stuff again and I don't know if they are gonna hire someone or not. I am not in the "need to know" category regarding that apparantly.

Bubba is sick. He kept us all up last night vomiting, and we almost took him to the ER because his fever hit 104. Motrin wasn't touching it. He's puked off and on all day, but the fever hasn't risen over 102. I went into work for all of twenty minutes to put finishing touches on two things that couldn't wait until Monday. Fun fun. We're sincerely hoping it stays with him, but he and W shared food/drink yesterday before any sign of it started. I've been disinfecting/sanitizing often, I just don't know if it's doing any good.

It is unbelievebly cold. Our low is supposed to be TWELVE DEGREES!!! This isn't necessarily bad news, more of an aside. And I know Missy is much much colder, but holey hell it's cold here. We've had the fireplace going all day to keep the house warm without running the crappy furnace and skyrocketing the electric bill.

Last but not least, during dinner tonite, the phone rang, I answered, it was for W. He didn't wanna take it, but I made him because it was the fraud department of one of our credit cards. Seems someone got lucky somehow with combination of numbers or something, and tried to use our card to purchase four grand worth of airfare. Thank goodness the fraud team caught it, mainly because it would have put us over the limit, so they called to verify. So, card cancelled, which stinks, new one coming soon. But its a big hassle. Luckily again, they told us it wasn't some kind of identity theft issue, just someone trying to scam the card. Could have been worse, but it scared the bejesus out of us.

All of the above has lead to the quietness around here. I start thinking about things to post, then realize, meh, not that fascinating or I get too busy and don't get to it and then the great thoughts vanish. That happens a lot with this brain of mine.

K, must put more wood on fire. W and Bubba are in our bedroom, not sure either is actually sleeping. I'm on the laptop in the living room. Hope you all have a good weekend. And that your New Year isn't starting off as crummy as mine.

January 08, 2009

Cause I have no other content

Copied from over at Missy's blog. lemme know if y'all participate. And apparantly bold doesn't show up on my blog, so I'll add some color.

Copy, paste, and bold what you have done!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (if karaoke counts)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Gone rollerskating
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (lunar eclipse)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Acted in a play or performed on stage
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted -
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Won money
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Had to put someone you love in Hospice Care
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day