Back to the grind…..too bad winter sucks!

Well, it is THAT day…the first Monday after New Years. While the ‘holidays’ might have been actually over for several days, it is not really back to normal until today. We have all recovered from the overindulgence of holiday eating and drinking. Today, almost everyone is tired, from the lack of schedule, the later nights, and inability to sleep last night. Teachers have it rough today, all the kids cranky and tired. I am glad it is all over. I am not a fan in particular of this season.

I cannot deny that I enjoy the break of not having to wake up every day at 7am, but all the chaos that surrounds that time of year is too much for me. I much prefer the break during March, where it is an actual break, and not just time off to do a million other things. Even summer break is great…..and I love summer, but after nine weeks, I am happy to get back on schedule.

I am not a fan of winter. There is literally nothing I like about it. I do not care for Christmas, I do not like the cold, and I straight up hate snow! It makes it so difficult to get around safely without falling down. And things take longer because if people do not shovel properly, which happens a lot, there are mounds of snow to walk around. Even when things are done properly, the snow plows come and pile it to the sky, so you can’t cut through anywhere. Which means a lot of walking around to get to the same place….five minutes instead of one.

Another thing I hate about winter is all the sickness. While I will admit, I HATE getting a cold in the summer, I feel like that really sucks worse, it does not happen as often. But nearly every winter, everyone gets a cold at some point. Some are not too bad, others are terrible. I am trying to get over one right now, and while it is not the worse cold I have ever had, it is more than a mild one. I hate how everyone is crowded inside, passing their germs around. I try my best to stay away, wash my hands constantly and take extra VIT C if I feel I have been around sickness, but working with the public and touching things they touch often, it is hard to avoid.

Well, that is enough of a rant for today, I must get moving with my day, prep my dinner in the crock pot and get to work…..before I fall asleep….school kids are not the only ones that were up too late during the break and extra tired today……

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Shows I Feel Should Not Have Been Cancelled

10. We Are Men

9. Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23

8. Breakout Kings

7. Dirty Sexy Money

6. The New Normal

5. The Neighbors

4. Guys With Kids

3. Trophy Wife

2. Utopia

1. Better Off Ted

Almost 2015, we are in the home stretch

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Well, once again I have gone missing for some time. I actually kind of forgot about this blog, not that I did not remember I had it, but more that it was never in the forefront of my mind. Yesterday I got an email that I have a new follower. As geeky as it is, I have to admit that got me back here. I am really going to try and keep it up more this time.

My kitten is doing good. She is six months old now, and 8 pounds, which is actually as heavy as a cat should ever get. She had a really bad case of round worm a couple months ago and got really really sick, she really scared me, but seems better now. I have to take a sample in to get tested in a few weeks just to be positive, but I think she is finally out of the woods. She has gone through so much in her tiny little life. At this point I would have to sell her for two thousand dollars just to break even!

My wayward daughter has been away at school for a few months, but came home for a week for Christmas. What a change in house hold when she is here. I feel stressed out just knowing she is coming because she has not really grown up yet. Although that might not really be it. She came to live with me when she was ten years old, her bio mom was a friend of mine and passed away a while after that. I am now seeing that she just had too much messed up influence during her formative early years, and my parenting could only help so much. I keep telling myself that she is not a true product of my parenting. My son, who I gave birth to, is really the test of my parenting. My friends see it too, the way she is, so it is not just me.

My son is off school another week and I have two mid shifts and a late shift this week, which means I can stay up a little later as I can sleep in a bit this week. I am, however, looking forward to getting back on a regular schedule a week from today. I am going to try and blog at least twice a week for now, once a post of my rambling mind and one top ten post. Hopefully I can pick up a few more followers, and that will keep my motivation up.

Movies

Today I watched two movies, The Factory and The Interview

The Interview was way over-rated because of all the fuss from North Korea. It was not terrible, but was not all that good. Seth Rogen has done better work. I mostly watched it because I knew the masses were and did not want to be clueless.

The Factory was pretty good. It had an amazing cast including John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Dallas Roberts, Mae Whitman and Gary Anthony Williams. The story line is LOOSELY based on the Gary Heidnik murders. Very loosely! Was an interesting watch, and had a nice twist at the end, but did have some plot holes.

That is all for now…..if you read this, please comment and let me know….I would love to know that SOMEBODY is reading this!!

Finally life is normal-ish again….or as normal as it gets for me anyway…..

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Well, I know I have been missing for the last four months, after just starting the blog, which I know is not a great start. I truly had a crazy summer. My daughter never left me with enough down time that I was not stressed out about something or other she had done, or did not do. She got her first job this summer, and her hours were insane, sometimes not getting home until 3am. So my sleep schedule was all messed up. I did not exercise, I did not eat properly, I did not sleep properly….it was a long summer. However, this past Sunday I dropped her off at school, about two hours away….and life has returned to normal, now that my son is back in school and we are on a proper schedule….plus with my daugher not here to start drama every week, my stress levels are way down…..

I rescued a kitten about six weeks ago….she was found abandoned in the back of the park, by herself, no other cats or anything around her. My friend found her and brought her home because she was so small, and nobody seemed to know where she belonged or where she came from. She called me to see if I would keep her overnight, seeing as she has two older cats and one is quite aggressive. At first I said no because I was worried about my rodent, I have a small lone degu and was worried about the cat getting to him. She said the kitty was way too small to trouble anything, she looked like a baby. The first night was something else. When she got here she was starving, so my friend gave her some food and she ate it so fast I thought she was going to choke! She kept me awake all night long, licking and sucking on my neck and kneading constantly with her paws. I did not really sleep at all. When I got out of bed in the morning the first thing I did was check my neck to make sure she did not give me a hickey!! I took her to the vet for a check up, and she was only one pound!! Vet said she was dehydrated, malnourished, and she had worms and ear mites. I had her treated for the mites and worms and brought her home. My son really wanted to keep her, and he even said he would share the vet costs. So, now we have a kitten.

He has never had a cat before, or any pet really, other than the rodent, that does not really like him, lol. He loves her so much, it melts my heart to see. She went back to the vet yesterday, and she is now five pounds. Vet said she is doing great and is healthy. She goes for her third set of shots in a month, and about a month after that, she can go in for her spay and declaw. She is a very loving cat. Very well behaved and trained. I still cannot believe someone threw her away. I never thought I would ever want a cat again, after my last one….but that is a blog for another time.

I am feeling very good right now….I have been sleeping on a regular schedule all week, eating at regular times, and keeping on top of things because of it. I have already done most of my chores for today, and have next weeks menu and schedule done. Think I am going to watch a movie before my son gets home. Sunday I will head back to the gym, hopefully for a good long run this round. Alright folks, until then……

Top Ten Tuesday

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So here is the first of what I am going to try and make a weekly post of top tens.  This is another area I am taking suggestions so I hopefully do not run out of ideas!  So here is the first of hopefully many to come!!

 

Top Ten Things That Piss Me Off

 

10. Unnecessary Drama 

9. Stupid Laws or Lack Thereof 

8. Poverty, Homelessness, People Left To Go Hungry When There Is Much Excess in the World

7. Republicans

6. Judgemental People

5. People That Betray Their ‘Friends’ or Family

4. Greed

3 Child Abuse

2. Animal Abuse

1. Racists and Homophobes

First Post, Some Q&A

I thought I would just do some random Q&A that is common on social network sites and blog sites to give you a little idea as to who I am.
Not all my posts will be this lame, it just seemed like a good place to start. If there are topics you would like to see me blog about, feel free to suggest! Happy Reading!

1. Why did you start this blog?

This is not actually my first blog…..but I decided to start this one because I needed somewhere to be able to post all my thoughts free from my life. I have not blogged in about two years, and am really looking forward to getting this one really going. You folks here are going to get the real deal of what I am thinking…..not that I usually keep quiet, far from it actually, my friends usually tell me I am a bit harsh, but now I do not have to hold back at all.

2. Did you have a teacher in school that had a great influence on your life? If so, what?

I had a couple that really did great things for me. Dee Dee and Dave are the first two that come to mind, they worked at this special school program I went to in my mid teens for kids that were kicked out of regular school and/or on probation. I also had another teacher in high school that I will call D.R., and she was amazing, I loved her most of all. All three of these teachers could see that I was fucked up due to my home situation, and worked with me, and never judged me or underestimated my intelligence.

3. Do you have pets?

I have a small rodent, he is my baby. I only owned cats before him and actually just thought he would be a small cage animal that we clean and feed, but he is so much more than that. He communicates with me constantly, he snuggles in my bed and watches TV on my lap. He is a degu which is actually the smartest of all the rodents. I love all animals.

4. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?

I am gonna say no since I have so many phobias and health problems…..I would most likely crawl under a rock and die, lol.

5. What was your favorite game as a kid?

Well, I had a couple of kids I used to play Masters and Slaves with….a brother and sister combo that I played with the most….guess who I was…..I also loved board games and cards.

6. How often do you read a book?

I always have one on the go, but I am a very slow reader, and only get time to read about once per week, so it takes me a couple of months to finish a book in general….right now, I am reading, ‘Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It’ by Lisa Bloom.

7. What was your favorite job?

Before I had kids I was a tour guide, and I loved that!

8. How long does it take you to get ready to go out, from the time you shower?

Roughly 45 minutes, I have a pretty intense hygiene routine…..I do not wear any make-up, at all ever…..or I am sure it would take me longer.

9. What movie are you most looking forward to right now?

I would have to say a tie between the new Planet Of The Apes and 22 Jumpstreet.

10. What are 10 random facts about yourself?

1. I have a handful of friends from grade school that I still have regular contact with.
2. My father is the person I love most in my life other than my children, he died when I was only 15.
3. I am Pro Choice, Anti Capital Punishment, Pro Gay Marriage and Anti Cannabis Prohibition.
4. I am a Christian, but I follow Jesus Christ, not the teachings of any one church. Most people that call themselves Christians are actually far from it in my opinion.
5. When I was young (16-21) I LIVED at the bars, going out six nights a week for many years……now I go out once a year to a bar, on average.
6. I love to cook and feed people, that’s the Italian Blood in me, and I have been told I am a great cook too!
7. My favorite movie is Monster, my favorite TV show is Queer As Folk, and my favorite singer is Buju Banton.
8. I have cut several toxic people out of my life in the last several years, and my life is so much easier, I do not regret it at all.
9. I have a strange sex life and relationship set up. Most of my friends are confused by my relationships.
10.I did not watch sitcoms for literally almost 20 years, and in the last couple years have been addicted to them, not only do I watch as many as I can on TV, but have recently started watching 3rd Rock From The Sun online…..and plan to start another after I am done that one….any suggestions?

Well, that is it for tonight, way past my bedtime, but since I took the time to set this up today, I thought I should post something…..if you read this, please let me know! Also, if you blog here, send me your way, would love to check out some blogs too!