Friday, September 18, 2009


Hi y’all! How’s it going? Oh, happy, happy Friday. Been a rough week with funding deadlines, but I’m just about through it. YAY!

Spent a good part of the day chatting with old high school friends on Facebook. Amazing, isn’t it? So nice to catch up with the old crowd. One of them I was on Flags with, dates back to 2nd grade we discovered. Holy cow!! She dropped out junior year, I think, to have a baby and said baby is now 23. OMFG, I am OLD!!!!!!! Also found out yesterday that one of them had a crush on me. The things I find out. I’m actually planning a trip down in October to see mom, so I will probably hook up with a few. Gotta plan it between trips and crops and shows and football. Sigh! Too much going on now. I need a vacation from the vacation, haha.

I’ll be spending a good part of the weekend doing last minute things, a Wal-mart run, a mall run, things like that. Saturday we’ll get to see Faxon’s first baseball game, as last week’s was rained out. So excited for him, I hope he does good. Linda, if King is playing around here (Steinbrenner, Sickles, Gaither), I may have to take him out to a game and let him see how the big boys play. Maybe it will give him something to shoot for.

Actually keeping this short for once, just busy, mundane stuff, not much to right about. Mom’s surgery is today, wish us luck. Lunch with some former work buddies. Leave for England on Wednesday. Ah, I’m so broke!!! Yahoo! Make it a good one.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fast Holiday Weekend!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I kept busy around the house this weekend, but was glad I did. Of course, today comes and now I don’t want to get out of bed. Who doesn’t after being off the last four days?

Spent most of Friday and Saturday getting the house spic and span. Hard work, but so rewarding, isn’t it? Well, I thought so. Anyways, all the boys were at my house on Sunday for the annual Fantasy Football draft. Great fun as it is! Everyone seems to have a great time and come back every year.

Lots of food this weekend. Saturday, I made a turkey breast, as they were super cheap at Publix last week, with mashed potatoes and stuffing. Sunday, everyone brought something, so we had pizza and wings and burgers. I made Stacey M’s Key Lime Bars. They were a big hit. Last night we barbequed, DH had a steak; I made some shrimp, with a little chicken breast and corn on the cob. So lots of eating going on.

Lots of football this weekend too. Did you catch the Gator game? Great way to start the season, even if it was kind of boring. It was good to give some of our freshman some playing time and get them in the groove for when the hard stuff comes (Tennessee, LSU, etc.) And did I read right, that FSU lost last night? How does that happen? Oh, well!

Abbey Cat was feeling poorly this weekend, sick to her stomach a lot. I couldn’t figure it out at first, but then I did. I’ve been feeding her Purina ONE Mature Cat formula. Now, keep in mind, she has a delicate system to begin with, always has. I could never feed her too much wet food, she’d get the runs (TMI!) So, we’re cleaning up Saturday and DH says “does her food look different?” So, I run and look at the bag and it said “New and Improved, now with Kibbles.” Kibbles??? OY! Don’t these manufacturers know that you can’t change a pet’s food abruptly like that? Especially when you have a cat that’s sensitive to food to begin with. UGG!! So I had to run to Target and get the Sensitive Systems formula (since Publix doesn’t sell that kind) and she seems okay now. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Did some shopping yesterday. Bought a few shirts and a pair of pants at Dillards. Had a Yankee Candle coupon to use. DH and I were going to go to Chik-Fil-A, as you got a free sandwich if you wore your team gear, but that place was a mob scene. So we went home and had leftovers. Oh, stopped at Bed Bath and Beyond, too, for a new frying pan. Did you know they make Iced Tea cups for the Keurig? I picked up a box to try. I will let you know how they are.

I’ve gotten lots of info for the London trip this weekend, along with emergency contacts and that good stuff. Only two weeks from tomorrow until I leave! WOWZERS!! I have no idea what I’m packing. I’ve got to get ready. EEKS!!

Our Tampa show is Oct. 17th, and it will be big! The same show we do in London, btw! I can hook you up with the Tix if you’re interested. Unfortunately, it looks like I’m going to miss Creepover this year, a first. I’m bummed, but what can you do? Luckily, it’s close by (San Antonio), so I may be able to swing by Friday night to say hello, as the Friday night rehearsal is usually only for soloists. I’ll be playing it by ear.

I got errands galore this week. Have to return something at Bealls, and have a couple pants to drop off at the tailors. I’m going to run to Int’l mall tonight to get a few things from Sephora/BE, and check out their Dillards as well. Next week, I’ll get to the bank to exchange money, and call my cc companies and let them know I’ll be out of the country. So much to do, so little time. Oh, yeah, guess, I’ll be getting work done too!

Speaking of being out of the country, make sure to check out Kip’s blog with all the pics and adventures of her, Jill and Barb in Spain and in the Mediterranean. How gorgeous! They are three lucky ducks, let me tell you! Some day I’ll be R-E-T-I-R-E-D too and can make trips like those. Yahoo!!!

Thanks for all the well-wishes for my mother. She called me last Friday to tell me the surgery is scheduled for the 18th. As long as the lymph nodes are unaffected, then that should be the end of it. Otherwise, she’ll have to start a round of chemo. Then she calls me yesterday to tell me the surgery is scheduled for the 18th. Uh, yeah, you already called and told me that last week. “I did?? Well, I wanted to make sure you knew.” Yeah, uh-huh. She also told me my step-dad (former, I guess) is coming down that week to stay with her. She says he’ll call me when she gets out of surgery. Great, just the kind of drama I need. I’m trying to see past all this bullshit, but you know, after almost 40 years of it, it’s hard to be anything but jaded.

Oh, well, whatever. I am just going to get my errands done, and look forward to the next few weeks.