Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween is Stupid

I don't get it. Really I just don't! How can people say "Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!!!" Umm...??...??? So at best you get to dress your house up scary, sit in a chair, still, so you can scare the crap out of kids coming for candy. Or dress up your kids, let them go get candy and then they get a sugar rush for the next week, that is unless you start eating candy too and you gain 5 lbs. How is that fun?
I remember being a kid in Utah bundling up tight cause some times it was snowing on Halloween and trekking through Stockton to get a boat load of candy. I loved that, I really did! I don't really remember starting to hate Halloween. I think I started to dislike it in middle school, when I stopped dressing up and collecting my candy. In high school I think we had to dress up, for school spirit as cheerleaders, but that was the extent of it.
I think my actual hatred for it was in college and people started dressing as skanky slut kittens, bunnies, etc. It's not even that I was jealous. In college I was 5'9" Size 4 I guess it's just that I respect myself too much to flaunt my shit all over.
Last night as promised Junior and I went to early vote, ate some Mexican, and came home to hide out in the basement. We watched tv, and shuttered when the dog needed to go outside. The stupid motion light kept coming on!! DO NOT ATTRACT CHILDREN DUKE! Oh just bark at them, well done. No one's coming within 50 of my backyard with a 120lb rottweiler barking.
Now that Halloween is over, lets bring on the REAL holidays! Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! I can't wait! Just 25 days and its time to start decorating the house for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holy shit October is over...and my soul died a little last night.

So who else has been SICK as fuck over the last week? Last Tuesday and Wednesday I'm pretty sure I descended to the lower levels of hell on earth. Thursday, Friday and Saturday I decided sleeping was for pansies and then Sunday I slept for 11 hours. I feel a lot better this week, but I'm still coughing and congested.
"Amoxicillin, we talked about this and you're gonna 
make me feel better BEFORE the 10 days was up."

 Anyway so we've been working on redoing our downstairs laundry room / bathroom. Junior tried to get me to not work when I was ill, but let's just be real, not gonna happen. On Tuesday I cleaned out the bathroom/laundry room so that we could start the project. Mind you it look me 3 hours instead of the 20 minutes it should have, but whatev's it got done while he was at work.

Look at that shit. 1980's straight case you can't tell that WHOLE shower is tiled, and can't be changed (easily) so avert your eyes.

So we thought this little project would take us the week. Tuesday to Sunday. Yeah try again it's next Tuesday and we still have about 2 more days of work, plus poor Junior is  building me a cabinet to hide all of our crap in. You know detergent, trashbags, etc. crap you don't want to see, but need in the laundry room.  Last night we attempted to put in the pedestal sink. Attempted because the shit ass plumbing from 30+ years ago just doesn't work with the crap they sell at Lowe's today.  At 8:30 I made Junior leave his tools and all that kind of shit laying in there so he could have at least an hour to himself to enjoy TV and laying on the couch.  I tried to help, I swear, but there's only so much you can help with. Anyway here are the walls painted and the floor redone. I'll get some more pictures up soon.

What a difference a coat of paint and some stick on floor tiles make!
Also, that sink was cast

And on to my soul dying. Before we fought with the sink last night, we cleaned out the boat. We took out all the life jackets, the floating square that makes it legal to drive it in the lake, and all the fun stuff. That's it, the summer is officially over. Junior is taking it to be winterized today.  Begrudgingly bring on the sweaters (oh wait I'm wearing one today) scarves, and boots. Winter is coming.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Are you joking?!

So who remembers my last go at the dentists office? No? Here I'll wait... Ok, glad we're all caught up. So last week my freaking lower back right molar started hurting like a sonofabitch, off to the dentist I go! I called and made an appointment for yesterday (Tuesday) they asked if I wanted all 3 of my problem teeth fixed then...Are you fucking crazy woman? No just fix the one that hurts!
So at 2:00 yesterday I leave work and head to my dentists office. I get checked in and settled in the comfy dental chair, dentist comes in and  looks at my tooth says yep it needs to be fixed asap as I've cracked a filling. At this point we aren't sure if I need a root canal (obviously I will, I ALWAYS DO!) but the tooth that it's next to needs a crown replaced so he says that it's best to do them together so that I can get the right fit, then and there. So I just give up and tell him go ahead, do what you need. He tells me he'll send the patient consultant back, so I check the balance on my effing Care Credit card and see that I have a lovely $2,500 of open credit. Then Erica shows up with some bad, BAD News. Guess who used all of her allowance for the ENTIRE YEAR ON HER LAST VISIT?! Oh, that's right me! ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME? So they have this super scary number drawn up to fix my two teeth without any insurance: $3,1000 .. skiiiiir Stop. Not happening. So I tell her we need to fix this ONE tooth today and that's it. I understand I need to get the rest fixed, but yo, who has $3000 sitting around to use on a tooth?! Not me. She heads back off to speak to dentist man and comes back and tell me that today I can get away with a mere $1900 of work. Meh, no probs, Lets do this! (WHAT THE FUCK...FUCK ME)
So he comes back and starts stabbing me in my cheek, in my gums, IN MY JAW... gotta get me nice and numb so he can earn his money. 3 shots in I make him stop cause 1. that last shot hurt like a motherfucker and 2. I'm feeling dizzy and nauseous. The whole nausea thing was new. In all my days hanging out in the dental office I've never almost passed out. The assistant said I was the 3rd person of the day to act like that. I think they got some jacked up Novocaine! Shortly after I get numb he comes in and starts working, after a bit of drilling guess who doesn't need a root canal?! YAY ME! Though I can't get too excited, he said there's a 50/50 chance after the soreness wears off the tooth might start hurting again, and if so I'll need a root canal! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed! I dont want to give that man $800 more!
Let's cut to last night after I handed my Care Credit card over for $1,100. I'm sitting there on the couch and the Novocaine is starting to wear off. I run to the kitchen and find some Tylenol and throw it back. 10 minutes in hurts pretty bad, 30 minutes in hurts REAL Bad, 40 minutes in I lay down and start crying cause OMG I think my tooth is going to explode. By about 50 minutes in Junior is freaking out, cause I've never let him see me cry, and by God that man loves the shit outta me. Just when I think I can't take it any longer Lola jumps up into the 4 inches of open couch between my curled up legs and chest and soothes me. A few minutes of petting her and thank goodness the Tylenol starts to kick in. Lets be real though, that shit didn't stop it hurting, it just dulled the pain to a barely bearable pain, hey, I'll take what I can get! Junior praised Lola, even when she pukes all over your shoes she is good for some things, and she can live another day. Shortly after that Junior offered to go get me KFC Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (love) and a couple biscuits. After I ate, I downed a couple Aleve passed out on the couch while he watched some crazy show about crashing perfectly good airplanes in the name of research... Guys you need to not sit in First Class, those people die in the test! I know First Class seems fantastic, but lets be real. Don't pay more to die! Coach is the way to go!
Today I woke up sore where he shot me in the jaw and I still can't chew anything (KFC for lunch!) but I'm feeling much better. About 9am the Dentist himself...not his assistant or the receptionist, called to check on me. I'm super impressed with him.
Lessons Learned:
1. Blame bad genes for shit teeth. Here's looking at you Mom. Thanks
2. Make sure your dental insurance doesn't suck ass like mine
3. Take better care of your teeth

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some days you just know!

This morning when I woke up I thought it was going to be a crap day, but low and behold after my shower and petting Duke for a bit the day looked brighter! On my way to work I decided that today was going to be a great day! I did the old Facebook post "Little after 7am and it feels like its going to be a great day! NO ONE RUIN IT!!" What I wanted to say was "People at work...DON'T RUIN MY GOOD MOOD DAMN YOU!!" and what gets typed 14 seconds after I posted that? " You do know where you're going right?!" Yes, I know exactly where I'm going, and I, unlike you, don't hate coming to work! People like me, I have a generally good disposition, AND my promotion is coming!  

Back to the promotion thing... it's totally happening, and soon! It's so exciting! My boss told me that as long as the interviews go well I will be in my new job August 20th! I can't wait, I just want to be out of the main office building and away from negative lady!
So here's to the rest of a really good day! 

My Duke
Who couldn't love that face?

Monday, July 30, 2012

A year there and back

It's now been 1 year since I packed my apartment, my belongings, my cat and my car and left Wisconsin as a distant memory.

I remember a the day before I left Wisconsin I was packing everything up and getting my car ready for my drive the next day. My (at the time) husband asked why I was loading my car. When I told him I was leaving the next day, he was perplexed...his words were "I thought we had more time" I was SO angered by this! What did he mean "more time" for the last week he stayed out all night, partied with friends, knew I was days from leaving. Did he think one more day, one more dinner was going to fix this broken mess of a marriage we had?  I loaded the last bag, gave him a hug goodbye, got in my car and drove away.

370'ish days later, looking back I should have known at that moment things would never change. I wasted a lot of tears, sleepless nights and health to what I now know was for nothing. When someone doesn't come home from a night of drinking with friends, not once, not twice, but 3 times, it's time. When someone doesn't call to check on you on your 16 hour drive from Wisconsin to Florida, it's time. When someone won't even see you, doesn't want to see you on your 7th marriage anniversary, it's time. It's time to swallow your pride, walk into that court house and put the past in the past. What we could have or should have done is in the past, but it's a lesson that you never forget.

So I guess those tears weren't for nothing, they were for today. They helped make me into the person I am today, they shaped me into the me that I wanted to be.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weekend Update with Amber

This weekend was pretty great! The Brothers of the Sun Tour was so fun, hot too, but super fun! Saturday we headed to Nashville about noon and didn't leave there until close to midnight. The line up started with Jake Owen (total hottie) and he did a great job on stage!

Then Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (who?!) came out and we promptly went for snacks and drinks! She was not all. After her was Tim McGraw (super hottie) and his set was almost 2 hours and it was A-MA-ZING! He was high energy, entertaining and had great interaction with the crowd!

Then he brought out Faith Hill (O.M.G) and they sang "I need you" It was fantastic!

After Tim was "the headliner"-I use that term loosely, Kenny Chesney. He was ok. His entrance was cool. He popped up out of the sound booth and then flew around the stadium on this little seat that normally has cameras on it during football games.

He sang a few fast paced high energy songs and then that's when it all went south! He came on at 9pm mind you and then started singing a ton of slow I've been out walking in the 95+ degree heat for over 8 hours and you sing slow songs, way to put me to sleep! Luckily at like 11 Tim came back and did some songs with him! Then for the last song they brought everyone back and closed it out right. All in all though, great day! I'd totally do it again.

Thanks Jen, for getting us the tickets!

Now on to a little office humor! I'm not sure if I've talked about this lady in my office that works over in Purchasing who is FUCKING BIPOLAR! She'll yell at you and then 10 minutes later she'll come to your desk and talk to you like nothing happened...skiiiir, what?! No, I don't think so!
Well anyway a few weeks ago for my birthday 3 ladies took me out to lunch, but before we left one of the managers asked if we were taking out my boss for his birthday, but nae, as his favorite place to eat was only open the next day so we were going to take him then, and me today. Well he asked if everyone was going and they told him no that there was just a few of the girls going. So he asked BPB (BiPolarBitch) if she was going and she said no she wasnt invited, and wasn't in our "clique" ... again, if you weren't such a bitch maybe someone would invite you!
Anyway today I get the news that the reason "We don't like" BPB is that we are jealous of how pretty she is ... ... ... Speechless ... ... She then tells the nice lady in purchasing that for an older lady she is still beautiful and people are jealous of her.  Words still escape me.

I made a club for the jealous folk here at the office...

If you're jealous of someone you work with you can totally cut it out also and put it on your desk!

Still...words escape me...I'll just sit here and shake my head.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sitting at my desk, sitting on the couch...Yep that about sums it up

So for the last week or so there has been ZERO to talk about. When Junior is TDY my life is rather drab and boring. I sit around, watch TV at night, play with Duke and Lola, and not much else. Not to mention that it's about a million degrees, so unless I'm on my way to an air conditioner I'm not going to be hanging about outdoors much.

Oh and next week should be good for posting, as tomorrow I'm headed to the Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw/Kenney Chesney, and Junior comes home Wednesday! Woo! Here's to hoping that I don't catch on fire at LP Field tomorrow!