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Sep. 13th, 2014

fairie angel
I went to Floyd Lamb Park and watched the sun rise over the lake before I watched my youngest run a 3 mile race in 17:58. What an awesome morning,


Sep. 10th, 2014

bad sign

I thought that I had the day off but when I found weevils in my pasta and then my blueberry bread mix I cleaned instead. I did a search for all my Tupperware and amazed myself with how many matching lids I found! I emptied out all my cupboards and pantry and checked all my food items and either threw it away or poured it into my bowls. I put one bag of sugar and one of flour in the freezer for the next few day. I then tore off labels and directions from the boxes and tapped them on the lids so I wouldn't forget what is what. Then I wiped down all the shelves and walls with bleached/comet water. Now my cupboards look pretty bare but I feel safer about what I will eat.

Sep. 7th, 2014

capt america facepalm
I have blisters under my blisters.  Literally.  My right foot has a white blister with another blister under and around it.  My left foot has a white blister that peeled to reveal another blister beneath it.  This is all from yesterday.  I am walking very gingerly and covered in band-aids. I wore my ankle boots yesterday thinking that I'd only wear them for a few hours in the morning.  But I had to go get an oil change for my car which took a few hours and then I was talked into going to a Rebel football game so I ended up wearing them for 16 hours.  I never felt the pain until I was walking half a mile to my car after the game.  OWWW!
The game was pretty exciting.  There was a huge turnover and the Rebels made a 54 yard fieldgoal.  We won 13-12. Yahoo!


Sep. 6th, 2014

book: keep calm fictional

GUYS, IT IS STILL HOT!! Also I have been too distracted by an anime titled Kyou Kara Mao to do anything productive. I did spend 4 hours in a park this morning. Hence, HOT!

Aug. 24th, 2014

Harry Dresden
This was the third busy Saturday in a row so today I did nothing.  Yesterday I went to my niece's baby coed shower. She's only 21 and had a rushed wedding and yet she seems happy. Her theme is monkeys and jungle prints.  I got her more than I originally planned, but it didn't matter for she received a ton of presents.  Enough diapers to last a year.  I was there for three hours and won one of the games.  It was the one where you take a piece of yarn and cut it where you think would fit her belly.  I got it perfect! and won three really nice candles.  She's due near the end of October and still small.  She baby only weighs 3 lbs right now.

I had a short break at home then went to my friend's Lisa's birthday/house warming/concert party. It wasn't on purpose, but I stayed three hours there as well.  I don't know.  Maybe that is my limit. I got her a full hanging plant which she seemed to love and some wine which I hope she likes for I know nothing about wine.  She has a friend who is a singer/songwriter named Jefferson Montoya.  He performed for a little over an hour.  He's really good. It was cool to have a personal concert for just the nine of us.

Check him out:

Aug. 17th, 2014

book: keep calm fictional
I went to my high school reunion last night.  It was held at Macayos and hosted by our ex-football captain. I went mainly to see Denise and Betty. We realized it's kind of sad that although we live in the same town we don't see each other.  Well, Betty and I do. Now we're talking about getting together once a month with the three of us.  It will start on this Thursday for brunch.  Anyway, last night I saw some other former students.  I wasn't in the big crowds in school.  It was almost the same clicks though with all the cheerleaders getting in groups, and the sports guys, etc.  My gang was at the table in back.  But we had a blast talking

Aug. 10th, 2014

Road Trip!
I returned home late last night from an overnight trip to Utah for a family reunion.  They are my kids' father's side of the family and they have one every year in the same park.  I'm usually bored on these trips because sadly the people I knew where the older generation directly related to the kids' grandfather and now they are mostly gone.  I never got to know the cousins and grandkids.  I only see them once a year.  This year Jesse, Cody, and I went looking for a yard sale which has sort of become a tradition. This year we got lost strolling through the neighborhood and was gone for an hour and a half.  What made the reunion great was that Arlene came with us.  She hadn't gone in five years and it was good to see everyone glad to see her,


Jul. 19th, 2014

spider tangled
Hello! I am typing this from my very own computer!! This is the first computer that I have owned all by my lonesome.  How sad is that, right?  But I am thrilled and excited to have this now.  It's an hp 15 inch notebook and I love it.  It has windows 8 which isn't as awful as I have been hearing that it would be.  Not really.  Just getting a bit used to it is all.  I went to Frys electronic store intending to buy a tablet, but as I was checking out prices I came across this one.  My guy who sold me this computer, Jordan, is a really good salesmen alas to my checking account balance.  I ended up with the computer, a soft case, a wireless mouse, an antivirus cd, a flashdrive, and a portable dvd unit.  My account is about empty now.  That is one of two reasons that I am working.  To force myself to get out of the house and to have money to buy toys.  btw, it may be the position for I am laying on the floor, but I am having trouble typing this.  I really have to smack down on all of the keys to get the cursor to move and not miss any letters.


Jul. 18th, 2014

This morning I spent with Betty and we did our normal shenanigans.  We bought tons of cherries and watermelon to split between us.  Yum.

Yesterday I was at McD's around 7:30 am and an elderly woman kept looking at me.  She finally leaned towards me and said, "I'm a psychic and I can tell from the lines on your forehead that important things are coming to you."  She sat at my table and said that I had been hurt two times in love and something important in my career is heading my way.  If I put $40 in my fist and made a wish...that is where I stopped her.  No thank you, mam.  "But this is something you must know and very important.  What do you have with you to pay me?"  Nothing, but thank you anyway.  She walked away in a huff.  When I left she was sitting outside by the door in a wheelchair and an empty cup.  Jeez louise.

At work the same day after one hour the power went out.  I was shelving books in the dark with no air.  That was fun.  After two hours they closed the library.  First time that they had to close early in my library.  They did say I would be paid for the rest of my hours so I should get two hours paid vacation. Yay!!


Jul. 15th, 2014

tv:big bang theory
Yesterday was our last movie day.  We watched People Like Us (which I kept falling asleep through), One Day, and Punchline (with two of my favorite actors Tom Hanks and Sally Field).  ​​We were limited to three since I had worked in the morning and we quit a little earlier, about 10 pm.

We made a point of eating healthy with a chicken stir fry.  I feel that we didn't eat as much junk food as in the past years but we had plenty regardless.  


Jul. 14th, 2014

pooh doctor
Day 3:

We spent the morning doing errands including buying ink for the printer.  That's expensive stuff, dude.

We ended up watching The Artist (excellent), The Bridges of Madison County (I kept thinking it was with Redford but Eastwood was great), Little Miss Sunshine (which is surprisingly good),The King and I (always great), and Our Idiot Brother (I could have done without this one).  I didn't stay up quite so late for I have work this morning.

Jul. 13th, 2014

vampire cutie
Day 2 of girl's weekend:

Jules had a luncheon appointment and that left me time to do some cleaning and reading.  So that was good.

We ended up watching Finding Nemo (always a good bet), Raiders of the Lost Ark (my favorite Indy film-the fourth is never mentioned), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and rounded it out with a silly movie Six Days Seven Nights.

I stayed up until 2 am, a feat I haven't done in a long time.

Jul. 12th, 2014

My work week was all squeezed into two days only.  That left no pages for Weds morning which doesn't make sense to me for we are moving ALL the books and cds and dvds around to make room for the new carpet.  It was a total mess when I left Tuesday.  I had to re-shelf ALL the movies back onto their shelves and re-shelf ALL the audio books into their new spots.  I had to spot check the cds which were totally messed up and out of order.  But I do rather enjoy it in a way for I would MUCH rather be busy and have work to do than wander around looking for something to do to just appear to be busy.

This weekend is just the girl and me.  Yesterday we watched five (yep 5) movies and ate junk food.  We saw Post Grad (so predictable), Jeff Who Lives at Home (my favorite one so far), Elizabethtown (fairly good), True Grit (the remake), and Jaws. da dum daa dum.


book: Read
So I had a busy weekend.
  I went and visited with Betty on Friday.  We went to breakfast, then watched Jules swim in her pool while I lazed around, and then we went to see Capt. America Winter Soldier for the first time.  She was not impressed but I enjoyed it.
  Sunday I went to the ALA which is the American Library Association convention.  It was awesome! I only went to the exhibits but there were tons.  Jules and I walked for 3 and a half hours.  I ended up with four tote bags full of books and swag. My shoulders are still sore from lugging them around.  I have 27 new books with over half of them signed by the author.  They are all advanced copies and unedited yet.  I have only heard of two of the authors who signed my books, Holly Black and Mary Monroe.  I missed seeing Maggie Stiefvator by one day and Judy Blume was going to be there but I really didn't want to stand in line for over an hour or however that very long line would've taken.  The only money I needed to spend was the entry fee, a desperately needed full water bottle, and a new coffee cup that I am now sipping tea out of that has words printed all over it like Read, Relax, inspire, stories, etc.
  After the ALA I went to Dotty's 50th birthday party.  I saw relatives and friends that I hadn't seen for over a year.  It was fun visiting and playing on their foosball table.  I stayed later than expected I would, but only around 8 p.m.
  I am worn out which is bad because at work they had to change my schedule around for the next two weeks. I work three days in a row instead of a break in-between and next week two days only but extended hours each day.  They have expanded the children's section and they are re-carpeting the entire library.  Which means that we have to take ALL the books off EVERY shelf and then re-shelve them after it's done.  Fortunately they have divided it up into four sections to work on at a time, but still *sigh*.  I still love my job anyway. :D

Jun. 9th, 2014

angel rock

In honor of the two Metro police officers and woman who lost their lives yesterday from a senseless act of violence. “Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in an apparent ambush in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Walmart store, where the two shooters committed suicide after shooting and killing a woman.” It was commited 1/2 mile from my home and I was only 40 minutes off from being in the store with the shooters.  It’s very scary.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families.