Thursday, March 17, 2011

Insane, but Pretty. Right?!

I am pretty sure I have gone insane.  Like, over the deep end, insane.

For example, I can't remember simple words.  Like SPOON.  Or, anything really.  I am constantly looking at the Super Cool Man Friend with this blank look on my face and desperately trying to describe the word that I am looking for ("you know, the thing, the metal thing, the thing you eat soup with!").  It is maddening.

Then I can reach the total opposite end of the spectrum in nano-seconds.  The Super Cool Man Friend will be talking about something obscure and I can totally finish the sentence with exactly what he was going to say!

See.  I am insane.  Totally bonkers.

And this whole trying to manage time thing is kicking my ass.  Last night, I picked up the boy from school, we got home, I started packing some boxes to take to the new house.  Then I walked into the closet for something and ended up completely going through every item of clothing in the closet.  I ended up with a HUGE pile of clothes all over my king sized bed that were destined for Charity.  Well, then the Super Cool Man Friend walks in and I am all, oh...we need to go to the new house and take the boxes I packed and register the internet.  So away we go.  Left the pile. 

At the new house, boxes are unpacked, internet is registered, it is now time to eat.  We are in the car.  We are discussing where to eat dinner.  The Super Cool Man Friend says..."You know we have 38 minutes until you have to be at Rehearsal, right?"


I had totally spaced it.  I space EVERYTHING!  GAHHHH!

Luckily, he keeps me in line.  Most of the time.

I am hungry.  Oh, look.  Something shiny!

P.S.  He cleaned up my pile of clothes from the bed.  They are now in a GINORMOUS pile in the closet.  hehe.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cable Man Blues

The Super Cool Man Friend and I love the internet.  At the old house, we have satellite internet.  It is not that quick and sometimes it goes down if the wind blows too hard, but it was what I could afford before I met the Super Cool Man Friend.  It really irritates the Super Cool Man Friend, especially if he is internet gaming.  hehe.

Now that we are moving, we decided to get Cable Internet, the fastest package they offer.  So this is very very exciting for us.  We waited with breathless anticipation for March 15th.  The Cable Guy would be arriving between 1 and 5 pm.  Weeeee!

He calls a little after 2:30 pm.  He says he will be there in about 15 minutes.  Our giddiness grows.

He arrives about 20 minutes later.  He walks in with a confident swagger.  I should be done in about ten minutes he says.

TWO HOURS LATER...he is done.  We have been sitting in an empty house for two hours trying to entertain ourselves while he works on getting our internet up and running.

THEN!  He asks if we have a computer available.  We each hold up our Ipads.  He says, no, a laptop or something with an ethernet cord input to register the internet service and get it up and running.

WHAT???  We have been sitting here doing nothing!  And you wait until NOW to ask us for something we could have gone home and retrieved HOURS ago???


So.  We still don't know how great the internet is as of yet.  We have to run over there this evening,  I suppose, and check it out.

On a lighter note, my son's school held a Family Reading night last night.  Each of the grades got up on stage and read a book or a poem.  And between each grade we had special people from the community read as well.  The Mayor, a couple of Pediatricians, a Fireman, the NMMI Baseball team.  It was really really nice.  And we were served cookies.  Now who can go wrong with cookies?

I had the peanut butter one.

P.S.  I stumbled upon Becky over at Steam Me Up, Kid just now.  This post made me laugh so hard that I think I peed my pants.  Yup.  Yup I did. You need to read it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Feelings of Inadequacy

First of all...OMG, I spelled that right.  How awesome!

I know that in this day and age of self-publishing, (Blogs) we can sit here and spew all sorts of drivel day in and day out.  Then we press "publish" and pray someone will read it. NO, not just read it, we live for the comments. You know we do.

I visit other blogs.  I see that they constantly get 100+ comments daily.  They have 500+ followers and new ones pop up every day. 

But for me, I get excited even if I get ONE comment.  I don't have much blog fodder in my life.  I don't have tons of wisdom to impart to the masses and I am just not as witty as I like to think I am.  But do you know what?  That is okay with me.  I don't write here to please you or the masses.  I write here for me.  Because sometimes, knowing that I have a place to vent or to share my silly little thoughts just makes everything a little easier for me.  I have to spew it out, I have no choice.  And this sure as hell beats flinging objects at walls and screaming obscenities in places where other people may hear them.

Anyways, I was thinking that most of us probably have days where we feel as if no one is reading.  That in some way, we may not be "Good Enough" to be read.  I know that my friend Carol over at Carol Creates just went through this.  She wrote a post on it.  But we need to remind ourselves that we are blogging because it feels good.  Not because we want to please the people who read what we write.  We blog for ourselves.

"If it feels good, do it!"

On to my drivel!

I had a wonderful weekend.  We are in the middle of moving from one house to another.  The new house could easily fit in the KITCHEN of my old house.  Yes.  We are downsizing.  We are going to save a shit ton of money and we are going to be a little cramped.  But I do believe it is the best decision we could have made.  And, I think it will be fun. Our little adventure.  Yay!

We started Saturday morning at our new house.  All empty and forlorn.  The landlord just had new windows installed and the place was covered in a fine layer of plaster dust.  We cleaned it top to bottom.  My boy was so helpful, he did the baseboards in all the rooms and picked up trash outside.  Everyone did their part. 

We were able to take over a couple of boxes yesterday and unpack them.  We are going through EVERYTHING.  If it has not been touched in six, if it is not needed at the  We have already donated a trunk full of clothes to the Humane Society and now there is another pile of random stuff waiting for transport.

We ended the weekend by walking around Target and Walmart.  Getting some ideas on space saving techniques and ways to maximize what space we do have.  It would probably help if we were willing to give up the king sized bed, but we are just not going to do that.  We found an amazing deal at Target on a folding table with four chairs.  This way, we can pull it out for dinner and put it away once dinner is over.  Therefore, leaving us more room for living space.  YAY!  It was on clearance and it was cheaper than just buying folding chairs and using the breakfast bar we already have.

I hope to be completely moved by the 26th.  We will be out of town during the last weekend of the month and I really don't want to carry over into April.  I am sure we can get it done.  Just watch us!


Friday, March 11, 2011

It has been a while...

...since I posted something sappy about my Super Cool Man Friend.

I was over at K's new place (Go HERE she is amazing!) and I was reading her sappy story about the love of her life.  And it got me thinking.  I know, right?  Just wave the smoke away.  The smell will dissipate soon.

The Super Cool Man Friend and I have officially been dating for five months now.  I gotta tell you, it really has been ALL rainbows and kittens and sparkly glitter.  

It has been so freaking amazing being with someone so easy to get along with. It is almost like he was created especially for me.  He is the Ying to my Yang, the Peanut Butter to my Jelly, the Mash Potatoes to my Ketchup.  ...What?

I count the minutes each day until we are together again.  I cherish every moment spent in his vicinity.  Even if he is on one side of the table on his laptop and I am on the other, on my laptop.  I still feel his foot brush mine.  I glance up and catch him staring at me with such love in his eyes.  I know that if I asked, he would drop everything and do my bidding, whatever it happened to be.  And I know, that I would do the same for him.

Sitting on the couch, streaming Netflix is heaven with this man.  Laying in bed, in the dark, and discussing life or Robot Chicken is just as enjoyable as going out.  I get giddy when the dog runs to the front door each evening because I know that, at any moment, he will be walking inside and coming straight over to me for a kiss and a big hug.

Now you might be wondering why I am telling you all this.

I have been in some pretty horrific relationships the past few, um, ten, years.  I had pretty much given up on finding my prince.  I was sure I was destined to be that lady who lived alone and ate cat food and hoarded things until one day I found myself trapped in a corner with no way out and two weeks later someone calls the cops because of the wretched stench.  Yeah.  That lady.

But YAY!  I am NOT gonna be that lady!  I have found my prince.  And guess what???  He thinks I am amazing too!  Isn't that something?  He is delusional, but don't tell him that okay?  But for him..I AM amazing.  I love the person I am with him.  I love my life.  I love OUR life.  And no matter what ever happens between us, I know I am a better person just for being with him.  He has taught me so much in the last five months about how to be a better partner.  And he is a wonderful friend.  I am the luckiest gal in the world.

This weekend we get to start moving into our new place.  I am really excited.  We will be saving tons of money and really paring down to bare essentials, the rest will go into storage.  It is about half the size of where we are living now.  I despise clutter and this will give me the much needed push to clean out some of my old stuff and get rid of it.  Onto our next adventure!

So there you have it folks, my sappy sappy mushy mushy post.  Awwwww.   Yeah, you can go throw up now.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Guess who is going to Vegas?

I will wait.  Go ahead.  Guess.

Well, yeah, it IS me.  I know I know.  It is so not fair...blah blah blah, I just came back from the Caribbean...blah blah blah.

Well.  You are right.  It is NOT fair.  And I am gonna do it anyways.  Nanner Nanner.

We are scheduled to check into our hotel on April 28th.  I am super excited.  I have not been to Vegas since 2002.  And that was not a very fun trip.

We are going to see the Blue Man Group, and Penn & Teller and we are gonna check out the Sharks at the Mandalay.  If all goes well, we may even catch one of the Cirque Du Soleil shows.  Don't have any idea which one, but I am sure they are all fantastic.

Oh, and we are gonna drink.  Just sayin'.

I promise I will post pictures.

What is your favorite thing to do in Vegas?  Is there something that I *JUST CAN NOT MISS*??

My New Home!

Yay!  I have a new home!  Here.  In ZombieLand.  Wooohooo!

I imported some of my other posts from the other blog.  So now I will use this one. 

Are you proud or what?