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Full Week Ahead May 16, 2009

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Things are still going crazy here.  Next we have something on the calendar every day during the week.  More field trips for the children, a doctor’s appointment for Son, and even an entrance exam for me.

That’s right, an entrance exam.  I haven’t been in school for more years than I care to share, so I am a bit concerned.  However, much pressure was relieved when they told me that I can take it as many times as I want and it won’t effect anything until I start taking certain classes.  Yay!

So, if you think of me on Wednesday morning, pray for my dusty brain to try to remember how to do stuff that I wasn’t in class for when it was taught.

….I think I just caused more stress for myself with that statement.


Actually Awake January 12, 2009

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It’s only 9 a.m. and I have actually done more than take the children to school and take up space.  If you know me, then you’re probably notifying newspaper of this right now…

What makes this even more amazing is that I woke up with an upset stomach.  You’d think I’d have come home and went back to bed. Actually, I think that was my plan.  So much for plans, huh?

It is good though.  Well, maybe not “good” (only God is good) but you know what I mean…

I’ve read my Bible.  I have been to blogs, email, flickr, twitter, and a followed a couple of news links.  I have, are you ready for this, THOUGHT this morning!  I came up with a few idea and even wrote them down!!
And now, I’m blogging.

I think I’ll turn on some music, get out of this chair pretty soon, and vacuum the living room.  If my stomach doesn’t get worse moving around then this might continue to be a productive day.
If not, then I’ll probably either nap or go be productive in a virtual world.

What about you?
How’s your day going so far?

Randomly Updating & Sunday Songs 11 August 31, 2008

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Wonderful Box:

About one week ago I alluded to a wonderful box (among other things) in a post I wrote.  Now, lucky lucky you gets to read all about it.
I had ordered some clothes for Daughter on-line.  They fit, but if she grows or eats a large meal they will no longer fit.  So, I got a hold of friend to ask what size her girls wear.  Turns out, the clothes are too big for her girls, but…….

Ah, the but.  I love this but.

BUT, she has a box sitting there that I might be interested in.   It is full of clothes just my girl’s size.

So, we were blessed beyond measure with a box of clothes that will both give Daughter some new school clothes and winter clothes.

There was one big fault with this box though.  What is that, you ask?  What could I possibly complain about?  Well, this:

Don’t ya just LOVE them?!?!?!?!  The problem is, they are Daughter’s size, not mine!  How rude!  Right?

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Actually that box also arrived right around Daughter’s birthday.  For her, it was like getting a present in the mail!  Yay!
Her birthday actually fell on a weekday, so we celebrated on Saturday.  Yes, Movie Saturday.  She invited a friend to go to the movies with her instead of having a party.  Worked for me, sorta.  See, I did not enjoy the movie all that much and there were a few “issues.”   But all in all, I guess, it was good.  *clears throat*  Okay, well it wasn’t too bad.

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Have I mentioned that Mother is not, I repeat NOT computer knowledgeable.  I mean, seriously.  Ok, let me just give you a hint as to how bad it is…
She called when she got her new computer (yes, she actually has had a computer before this one).  She said “It’s all hooked up but won’t come on. The screen is black.”
I asked the standard questions.  “Is it plugged into the wall and the computer?  Is it turned on?”
She could not find the power button for the monitor.   …… “You mean the thing that looks like a clock?”

Ok, well this same woman now has internet.  I spend the better part of 3 days trying to get her, her new roommate, their two computers and their cable tv all set up.  *sigh*  And I ain’t done yet.

She calls with questions.  Which, I normally wouldn’t mind, but the calls in the past have gone like this:
“There was a box. What does it mean?”
“Read it to me.”
“I can’t. I closed it.  Why was it there?”


“Why won’t my music play?”
“Open your media player.”
“What’s that?”

Okay, so asking what a media player is when you don’t know is fine. However, you must keep in mind, that I had SHOWN her before where it is and where the quick link to open it was…

This is the source of endless frustration followed (days later) by laughter.   She takes my frustration well.  I have, standing in front of her, made “static sounds” (like on a cell phone) and said “You’re breaking up.”

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So far school seems to be going well. You know, outside of the big drama.  Don’t worry, we actually weren’t directly involved this time.  That is to say, we weren’t the main characters.

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Just got off the phone, I kid you not, to answer more questions.  Yes, SHE is on the INTERNET.   By the way, a forward slash is under the question mark… next to the shift key.

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And that last phone call leads me to this week’s Sunday Song.  I picked something rather mellow and from way way back.  So, kick back, relax, and enjoy this song from another time.

Have You Never Been Mellow
By: Olivia Newton-John

Here but Gone August 24, 2008

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I have in fact not fallen off the face of the Earth, in case anyone is wondering.

I have, however, been somewhat busy. I have some posts all mind-blogged for when things settle down to a dull roar. Although, that may take another day or three. I want to blog about the Wonderful Box we received in the mail, the busy day that I shall call Movie Saturday, and of course I must blog about The Swap. Oh, and I cannot forget The Day SHE Got Internet. See, that alone should tell you that I have been busy!

Anyhow, I just wanted to say that am still around. There was not a family intervention forcing me to confront my computer addiction. Nope. Life just got busy.

Oh, and I have not forgotten that it is my day to share music. I have been working on that post on and off for hours. Let’s just say that it will be late again. K?

I’m off to find sleep.


Randomness July 30, 2008

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It is hot outside.
Or, as some might say “It’s hotter than a 3 legged hog trying to get away from the head cook at a pig roasting!” I’m not really sure who would say that, but I am almost certain that some would.

We have approximately 18 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes and 2 seconds until school starts here.
But that is just an approximate. I mean, it’s not like anyone is counting or anything…

This summer went nothing like I had planned. Just sayin’

Man is looking for a job. I have a lead on a job or two myself. I don’t know if I still have “a job” with my “home work” or not since I’ve not turned anything in in a very long time. Maybe I’ll be able to get back to that now that things are settling down again.
I feel like I’ve said that before……

I have hardly been to the farmers market this summer. I sure do miss their yummy garden fresh goodies.
I have been unusually busy lately but I couldn’t tell you with what. I mean, it doesn’t sound like much when I think about it. Somehow though, it is.

Busy watching youtube videos is still busy. Right?

Sunday Songs 7 July 28, 2008

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I know, I know… The latest “Sunday Songs” posting yet.
I could regale you with tales of business. Instead, I shall just get straight to the song and hope all is forgiven.

Strawberry Fields Forever
By: The Beatles

(Is it wrong to do a Sunday Song based on something that happened Monday?)

Busy Day and Lazy Ways May 28, 2008

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Another busy day.
This is becoming the norm. I don’t want the “norm” to be busy. I’m lazy person. Honestly!

What have I got to do today? Well, since you asked… I have to take hubby to pt and ot and take the children to different events tonights.
Also, I need to try to get paper work done and phone calls made. (Yeah, I thought I was done too. Turned out to just be a break. It was a nice break though.)

Okay, in writing it doesn’t look like much. But it is. Really it is.
See, you have to factor in time and distance and … and… it is a lot I tell ya!!!

Plus, I want to sit here all day watch for my bird.
The neighbors moved out and seemed to have left a cat behind. I haven’t seen my bird in days. I want to “catch” it if it comes out (not literally catch, but rather photograph – or at least see – it.) so that I know the cat didn’t eat it. But, that is a story for another post… even though I just told you most of it.

I suppose I can look on the bright side.
Last time hubby was at pt, I had what I call “the sleepies” (sleep-pees). So, I put my head down on the couch and slept. Right there, in the middle of the day, on the couch, in an entry way of the hospital, just outside the rehab doors. No one bothered me. No one check on me. I slept.
And Hubby busted me too. Yup, it’s true. I woke to find him standing there smiling at me. Caught!

So, the bright side of today being another busy day…
I can still get in a nap!

See? ‘Told ya I’m lazy!