Sunday, October 7, 2007

One more house problem

So, Sunday night, LAST Sunday night, the back half of the house's electricity blips. Probably just another blown fuse, but I can't see which one, so I wait for Steve to get home. Once he gets home, the lights are working fine. So maybe I was just hallucinating.


The oven won't work.
The dryer never did dry the last load of clothes.
The stove won't work.
The house is getting a bit stuffy.

Then, Monday evening, to add insult to injury, I go to take my bath, and the water won't get above barely tepid.


So we suffer all week. I invade various family members for showers for me and the kids. We suffer through the laundromat. We burn up at night. We live off TV dinners all week. (Oh, and tuna fish....) I'm too old for this.....

The electrician comes today. They can't understand how the place hasn't burnt down. Of course

So we are temporarily displaced this week while the house gets rewired.


Monday, October 1, 2007

Playing House

I'm really hating the house today.

Last night, something 'blipped' and the back half of the house went dark. We left it alone until Steve come home, and for some odd reason, when he tested the lights, they all worked fine.


The oven had stopped working.
The stovetop had stopped working.
The dryer had stopped heating.
The air had stopped working.

So today, after we get home from work, I decide to get a bath.

The hot water had stopped working.

I can take all the above, just..........Not the Hot Water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From his estimates, the power meter is in the process of breaking. Which is expensive.

Of course.


Rowan had to go the the doctor today----she wasn't kicking her low grade fever. The doctor decided she was a likely candidate for ADD or ADHD.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Survey Meme

101. My name is:

100. I was born in:

99. I am really:

98. My phone company is:

97. My eye color is

96. My shoe size is:

95. My ring size is:

94. My height is:
5ft 4

93. I am allergic to:
most all pain medications. This sucks.

92. I was born on:
Not telling!

91. I am annoyed by:

90. Last book you read:
The Testament by John Grisham

89. My bed is:
I have 'things' in the bed. (clothes, my laptop, I sleep with all this. Hey, it's a king size bed....)

88: One thing you hate about yourself:
My weight

87. My favorite Holiday is:

86. The perfect kiss:
is from Steve

85. The last three cd's I bought were:
Haven't bought a CD in probably ten years.

84. Are you living at home:
Yes, but my name is on the mortgage now.

83. Do you have any siblings:
1 brother, 3 sisters

82. Are your parents divorced:
No, it was 'til death do us part, for them.

81. What did you do yesterday:
clean and scrap and nap and snuggle.

80. Love at first sight:

:::Which is Better:::

70. Hugs or Kisses:

69. Drunk or High:
Niether. I have control issues.

68. Phone or Online:

67. Red heads or Black haired:
black haired

66. Blondes or Brunettes:

65. Hot or cold:

64. Summer or winter:

63. Fall or Spring:

61. Night or Day:

60. Oranges or Apples:'

59. Curly or Straight hair

:::Here's What I Think About:::

58. Abortion:
depends on the situation

57. Backstabbers:
Won't get a second chance

:::Last time I:::

56. Had food?
30 minutes ago

55. Saw someone I haven't seen in awhile:
not too long ago

54. Cried in front of someone:
last week

53. Who is the ditziest person you know:

52. Who makes you laugh the most:

51. The last movie I saw:

50. What I don't understand is:
Not enough room here for all that

49. Something I always really miss when I leave home is:
my pajamas and the sense of solitude

48. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most:

47. The thing that I'm not looking forward to is:
School. Fighting with the contractor over the septic system

46. Tomorrow:

45. Today:

44. Next Summer:
Hopefully on vacation or in design classes

43. Next Weekend:

42. People call me:

41. The person who knows the most about me is:

40. The most difficult thing to do is:
not lose control to anger.

39. I have gotten a speeding ticket:

37. The first person i talked to today was:

36. First time you had a crush:
5 yrs old

35. The one person who i can't hide things from:
Steve, because he deserves better.

34. Last time someone said something you were thinking:

33. Right now I am talking to:

32. What is your dream job?

31. First real job:
Define 'real....'

30. I have/will get a job:..
years ago

29. I have these pets:
Ellie Mae--dog

28. I wish:
we could win the lottery

27. The worst sound in the world:
Spongebob screaming

26. The person that makes me cry the most is?
I got rid of them

24. Person[s] that makes you happy:
The kids and Steve

23. Florida or Hawaii:

22. My favorite piece of clothing:
my pajamas

21. Last time I cried:
last week

20. My friends are:
my support line

19. My computer is:
my fave toy

18. The school I go to is:
Too old for all that

17. Last person I got mad at:

16. The all-time best movie is:
Lord of the Rings

15. The all-time best feeling in the world is:
Feeling loved and loving them back.

13. The movie I cried at was:
All kinds

12. TV channels you watch:

11. Favorite web site:

10. I like/love:

9. The worst pain I was ever in was:
after a C section

8. My favorite word is:

7. My room is:
a storage room for all my crafts

6. My favorite celebrity is:
Johnny Depp.

4. What I like about the opposite sex is:
hands and eyes

2. One thing that makes you feel great is:

1. person that you wish you could see right now:
Jim or Hollie

Which Pirate are you?

My pirate name is:

Dread Pirate Marie

Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

More faeries

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I need to stop scrapping faery pages and get some organizing done, or some housecleaning, or something properly useful. Just couldn't resist it today though....


My kit this month for SNL. I just wasn't into it this month as much as I normally am, so, to me, it's bunk. It's time to start taking some real classes.
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Friday, September 21, 2007


DSP Blog prompt: I'm going to deviate from the Fashion theme today and ask if you have ever been in the middle of cooking when if you realized you were missing a key ingredient and couldn't make a dash to the store? What did you do?

Ugh. Yes. More often than I'd like to admit. Most often when the kids were little, single mom, three young 'uns, pots full of food over an open fire...ick. So what do you do when you are making spaghetti and have no spaghetti? Hope you have rotini. Or, make sloppy joes on wheat bread.

I can't really think of any incident in particular, but I know I always find some way to improvise. Sometimes it doesn't turn out all that great, but I come custom built with Mammy's Depression waste-not-want-not attitude, and we usually seem to turn out okay.

I did have a friend one time who was completely broke with payday still 2 days away, who had one small pkg of hamburger meat left to his name, and had decided to fix himself a couple burgers one evening. He loved spiced so he decided to throw some cayenne in there. He was talking to me on the phone, and wasn't paying attention, and accidentally dumped cinnamon in the burgers insteads of cayenne.

He howled, and ate them anyway. It is still our favorite memory. (Except for the beer box, maybe, but that's a story for later.....)