Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I've been trying to find things to distract me from my anger, which has in NO way dissipated since yesterday. If anything, it's grown. But, I'm really not ready to write about it just yet, as I'm afraid I'll literally blow up Blogger with the number of f-bombs that I would surely be dropping.
So, in the meantime, I'll be watching the entire season of The Marriage Ref between tonight and tomorrow. Join me, won't you?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Now, if you're a long-time reader, you KNOW the secret to their long marriage is that my mother lives in another country almost half the year. Hey, whatever works, right? Since she left for her villa on Monday, they won't be celebrating together, but I think they're each celebrating on their own tonight. But, I'm pretty sure what they're celebrating is getting the hell away from each other for a while! ;-)
I've only watched the first segment, and I'm laughing and crying at the same time. The first family is an Italian family from Boston. OK, commercial's over, gotta go!
It certainly didn't help that it was in the 90s today, which meant my room was about 100, with NO air conditioning. It felt like we had 100% humidity, too, so we ALL were like limp dishrags all day. But, that didn't keep the kids away from me. Oh, no. It made most of them want to hang on me all freakin' day! God forbid I tried to sit, one of them immediately climbed into my lap. I mean, jeez, I'm glad you love me and all, but shit! Get the hell off me! It's 100 fuckin' degrees in here!!
I am completely drained of all energy. All I want to do is change out of my school clothes, and climb in bed, with my fan on full-blast. I think that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Well, first, I'm going to go down in the basement and grab a bunch of movies, for Movie Fest 2. Hey, I just realized that I should probably just watch them in the basement since it's about 20 degree cooler down there.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The local morning news show that I watch played this last week, and now my buddy, Smileygirl, posted it to her blog. I figured I'd better join her on the bandwagon, lest I be considered a bad Chicagoan!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to my sweet friend, Miss R. Although, now, she's Mrs. R-P!! Yay!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Then, my dad, sister, Stud and I went back to my parents' house for dessert (what?! there was some birthday cake left from last night!) when we realized that my sister had no car to get home. SO, I had to drive her home, but first we had to stop at her ex-husband's house to pick up my younger niece. By the time I dropped them off, and drove back to my parents' to get Stud, I was ready for a nap. O'Hare is not all that close to where we live, so that was a LOT of driving in one day. (In traffic, it's at least an hour each way to the airport, then all the driving around the airport to get to the parking lot, etc. Then, it was at least 30 minutes each way to take my sister home and come back, thanks to traffic. Ugh! I HATE TRAFFIC!)
Apparently, while I was gone, Stud made plans with a friend, so when I got back, he somehow convinced me to not only let him go to this friend's house, but also to drive him there. Oh, fantastic! More driving!! But, first we had to drive home so he could change (cuz, you know, this friend is a GIRL!) which is the complete opposite direction from this friend's house. Good times, good times....I just got home about 30 minutes ago, which was just long enough to clean Buster's ears and eye, apply all his medications, reheat some pot roast, and check in with you guys.
I'm exhausted, but I'm afraid to lie down, because if I fall asleep, it'll be for the night. I'm not good at napping. My body likes its sleep in 8-hour doses. I have to pick Stud up at some point, so falling asleep would not be good.
It was SO nice not having to go to work today. I'm not working tomorrow, either. However, that's because I have my first professional development meeting for the summer school program I'll be teaching. Can you sense my excitement? Well, at least I don't have to be at school, right? Let's just hope whoever subbed for me today didn't touch the folder I left for tomorrow. But, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he/she messed it all up. Eh, whatever! I won't be there, and I'm sure they'll figure it out.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! A fucking bird just flew into my window!!!! FUCK!!! Laura, I wish you were here! I'm going out to see if it's ok.
Whew! I guess it's fine. The bird must have just knocked the wind out of itself. It was sitting on the fence when I looked the first time, and now it's gone. Thank God.
Ok, that little adrenaline rush was just what I needed to wake me up. I think I'll go do some dishes or something. Then, maybe I'll continue my movie marathon, since there's nothing on TV tonight. I gotta do something to stay awake until it's time to pick up Stud. :( Then again, the temp dropped to the high 60s today, so maybe I'll just go lie in my hammock with a good book, and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze. Yeah, that sounds nice.....
Saturday, June 5, 2010
So, last night I watched 40 Year Old Virgin. Hilarious!! But, by the time it ended, and I watched all the bloopers and bonus scenes, it was WAY past my bedtime, and I could hardly keep my eyes open.
So, bright and early this morning, I continued my movie marathon. Well, not SO bright and early. First, I checked my email and read my blogs, then I did some laundry, then I emptied and reloaded the dishwasher, then I prepared a roast, complete with potatoes and TONS of sliced onions (just the way I like it!) for the crockpot, then I cleaned both of Buster's ears and his icky eye, and applied 3 different medications to them, THEN I started watching movies.
I watched Last Holiday, followed by What Happens in Vegas, The Breakup, and I just finished Knocked Up. I took a quick break to enjoy some of this yummy roast, and I'm about to go watch Failure to Launch. Ok, so they might not be Oscar-worthy movies, but they are perfect for the kind of gloomy, stormy weather we've been having. I haven't really moved off my couch, except to pee, eat and go downstairs to get more movies, since about 10 this morning. See, "summer vacation mode!" Love it!
OK, I'm off! The couch is calling me! I hope you all had as an enjoyable Saturday as I have so far!