Thursday, November 30, 2006

I've Said It Before

Boys are so simple.

Really. They are.

I'm having a marathon phone conversation with Pete. We're making plans for Saturday. I say, "I'm not available from 1-4." He asks, "Why?" I reply, "I'm getting my hair did." He exclaims, "3 hours! When I get my hair cut I'm not available from 3:30-3:45." I reply, "It takes time to be this beautiful." He laughs, in a good way, and then proceeds to say, "But your hair is all one color."

Ah. The simpleness of men.

It's not one color my friend. I have subtle highlights. 3 different colors to be exact. See, that's the way I like it. Cover the gray. Add some lightness. Make it look natural.

Mission accomplished. He thinks it is one color. Ha!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Do They Go Away?

So here I sit this afternoon and evening with the phone ringing off the hook.

The great invention of caller id lets me know it is not anyone I know and as such most likely do not want to talk with.

I did my best to ignore the dang phone but since I was working from home and asked a few folks to return my call at my home # versus my office or cell, I couldn't exactly silence the ringer or take the phone off the hook.

When I say ringing off the hook it is no exaggeration. Literally every 15 minutes this 800 # kept calling.

Did they leave a message? Of course not. They just kept on calling and calling and calling.

I'm thinking to myself I am on the national do not call registry so it more than likely has to do with you know who. Yep. The ex that won't seem to go away.

Finally I had enough. I answer the phone in the sweetest voice I could muster and lo and behold it was someone trying to track him down.

How many more freaking creditors, agencies, or whatever organization they are with are going to call and have me tell them he doesn't live here, that I am the ex, and I have no idea how to get in touch with him?

It's true I don't know how to reach him anymore as in his true fashion, he's moved on from the last known contact information I had.

My attorney will be able to track him down in time for our rendezvous in February I am sure. You can find just about anyone these days with their legal name, birth date, and ssn unless they have gone underground.

So peeps that call me at home, I just might be changing my home phone number. I've grown tired of the traces of him and the endless phone calls where I have to constantly explain over and over that this is not a good number to reach him at and that I don't know how to reach him.

It never fails. One phone call is not enough. They call at least two more times. On that third phone call Mo gets bitchy and then they finally stop calling. For at least three months. Or another agency pops up in their place.

I've grown tired of it. I'll keep you posted if and when I change my number. It will probably be in January. Oh won't that be fun? Figure out how many people, offices, etc. I need to let know of my phone number change and then contact them all. Maybe I will just get rid of the land line all together.

So I finish off the night with the thought of do they ever go away? I thought that is what divorce was about. Especially ours since we have no children or other ties to one another.

It was supposed to be a clean break. I know the memories are still there and I am not asking for those to go away as they are part of my history, part of what makes me who I am.

But can the calls stop? Universe please. I beg of you.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

You're Probably Growing Bored by Now

I'm going to talk about the weather again tonight.

But before I do, let us all take a moment of silence to honor the 4 months Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson were married. Yes peeps. You read that right. The former Baywatch babe is filing for divorce. No word yet as to why but they are dunzo according to reports.

Ok. Back to the fun stuff. NOT! It never got above freezing today. I think the high was 27. Our normal high this time of the year? 48.

Oh yes peeps. It was cold. It was icy. It was snowy.

And there is more to come.

We're supposed to warm up Thursday but until then, we're slated to be all nice and icy tomorrow with an additional 2-6 inches of snow possible.

Allow me a few moments to say thanks for some of the blessings I was reminded of today.

I thank goodness I have a 4WD on my vehicle and know how to use it.
I thank goodness I live close to the office.
I thank goodness I have the option to work from home if needed or desired.
I thank goodness for all those times I cursed driving on the ice during a business trip to Alaska because now I know I can handle the roads here if I take it slow.
I thank goodness for a warm scarf, winter coat, gloves, and a cute hat.
I thank goodness for heat in my home, in my car, and at the office.
I thank goodness for food in the pantry and fridge so I didn't have to make a dash to the store.
I thank goodness for electricity.
I thank goodness, that even though I am not 100% yet, I do have my health for the most part.
I thank goodness I have a roof over my head.

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday Night

Monday night
1. Brings another victory for the Seahawks
2. Brings more snow
3. Brings out the other side in one of the boys

Let us start with #1. I was a little bit worried during the first half of the game. I had faith but I won't lie and say I wasn't a tad concerned.

Onward to #2. These pictures don't do the winter wonderland justice but for your viewing pleasure we have

I know there are peeps out there with much more snow. I feel for ya'. Me thinks it is pretty since I am in the comfort of my home.

See I was a smart one and paid attention to the weather forecasts and took heed when 1-3 inches was predicted after sunset.

Now I know some people have to be out in it. You, you I understand.

Can you see where #3 might be going?

If you guessed one of the boys from the grid texted me with a how the heck do I get back to the valley from where I am with the roads being as they are, you'd be right on.

I know you are in a dart league. I know it's a passion of yours. However, if you think I am going to rescue you at the bar and drive you home in that crap, please think again.

Yes, it is true. I have 4WD. I have experience driving in these conditions. Call me a bitch if you want (he didn't but the last text was not his usual tone).

I warned you earlier in the day. I suggested you not go just to be on the safe side. When you saw it start to come down, you could have called it an early night and gone home.

You chose to go. You chose to stay.

Now I choose to not risk it.

I own it. I'm a selfish beaotch. I care more about my safety than how you are going to make it back home.

He'll probably be removing himself from the grid.

Now y'all want to know which one it is dontcha'?


See. I told you. I'm a bitch.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Brrr and Lots of Randomness

First and foremost, thanks for the get better wishes. I'm starting to feel like a person again and appreciate you thinking of me.

For those who have called and texted, y'all rock. I have been feeling the healing vibes and I so very much feel your love.

Thank you for respecting my desire to be left alone and still knowing to check up on me. I only wanted to be alone so I didn't subject you to this crap.

Guess what I woke up to this morning?


About half an inch. We are supposed to get more overnight and again throughout the week.

It was melted when I woke up again this afternoon but this morning's touch of a winter wonderland was very pretty.

The highs this week aren't going to get above 35-40. Winter anyone?

Don't hate T. Your bones would be hurting in this cold and woman, the wind is FIERCE.

Speaking of waking up and sleeping. I've been sleeping so much with this round of strep. I feel a lot like a bear in hibernation. Life is just passing me by but gosh darnit if my body says rest, rest I will.

My throat is still painful but not anything like it was earlier this week. The fever has been gone for a few days now. I am still nauseous (lovely side effect of the drug the doc put me on). I haven't really eaten anything of substance since last Tuesday.

I stepped on the scale today and I'm down 5. Nice but not at the expense of how I achieved it. Know what? I wish I wasn't so vain to step on the scale to see if I'd lost weight either. There are times I dislike being a woman. Men usually don't give a rat's ass about their weight and certainly wouldn't be saying, "Nice. I lost 5 pounds from being sick." Are we ever satisfied with our appearance?

Let me see if I can make it through a full day back to work tomorrow. I'll probably want to crawl under my desk and take a nice long nap. I do have a blanket in my desk and keep a travel pillow in my car along with another blanket so ya' know, I could make this happen...I won't. I'm just saying.

I wish I had something really exciting to share with you but I really don't.

The most exciting thing I can share with you is for kicks I took the girl's collars off so I wouldn't hear the jingle of their bell when they crawled all over me and huddled next to me in bed or on the couch.

They are sporting them again tonight. It was pretty freaky having Jasmine sneak up on me. Princess is always in stealth mode so nothing new there but Jasmine without the bell, me no likey.

Oh, and I finished watching season 2 of Nip/Tuck. Now I need to watch season 3 and I will be all caught up. I currently DVR season 4. I am not sure why I didn't give this show a chance when it first came out. I'm a watcher of it now. Anyone else out there a fan?

So, that's about it folks. Nothing much going on here. BORING I know. Hey, I want to be better too. :)

This month may be pretty boring all around however. It is a crazy time of the year for me workwise. Ok, I know I have said that before but seriously it is. And the holiday parties are about to begin. And I have decided I might be boycotting the boys this month. Think I can?

Speaking of holiday parties. I'm getting a lot smack from some co-workers about not bringing a date to the leadership party. They are like, "It is not like you don't have someone to bring. Just choose one!" My reply? If I bring one of them to a company event, that includes an overnight stay, with the people I work the closest with and work for, can lead to places I don't need.

Catch what I am saying?

Choose one of them over the others and have them think something that is not going on.

Choose one of them to escort me to a function I am more than capable of going to alone, which by the way, you are never alone at these things, and have the date think the relationship is heading in a more serious direction.

Choose one of them and have them think now we're getting to a point of spending the holiday together, meet the family, exchange presents, etc.

Choose one of them and subject the poor guy to being grilled by my work peeps.

I could be way off base and thinking more than I need to on this but honestly, I'm fine with going to the party alone. I've got a few days to decide if I want to bring one of my girls as my "date". Now that could get them talking too. Sheesh. Sometimes the holidays are more stress than they are worth.

I wanna' be a kid again. No worries. Just getting caught up in the joy of all of what the season has to bring. I'm going to do my best this year to do just that.

Oh and Katherine, guess what I'll be wearing to at least two of the holiday parties? If you guessed black wrap dress, vamped toes in the peek-a-boos, with sparkly accessories, you'd be right!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Freaking A

I have strep.


How in the hell does an adult woman with her tonsils out get strep twice in less than 2 months? The last round was Oct. 2.

I took all my freaking meds last time. I wash my hands constantly. I take my vitamins daily. I make sure I get enough sleep this time of the year. I eat fruits and veggies. I border on being a germaphobe. I threw out my last round of toothbrushes when I was sick and replaced them with brand spanking new ones.

You know...I take care of me. And what the hell?

Strep takes up residence in my body again.

For the love of all that is good and right in this world, why? How?

Come on you nurses out there. Tell me. How'd I manage this one?

The blessings? I lost weight from the barfing, fever, and inability to swallow over this lovely Thanksgiving holiday. And as one of my brothers pointed out, I more than likely would have headed for the snow and this way I was assured I wouldn't blow my knee out.

Yep, that's me and my family. Find the silver lining as Mo is hunkered down, puking, writhering around in agony, feverish, and with the kitties staring at their momma like she is a crazy woman.

The glass is half full in our world.

So, internet peeps, how was your Thanksgiving?

Tell me. I want to know. I want to live through you.

On the football front, Go Cowboys and here is to kissing the possibility of a championship game for the Longhorns bye bye.

Told ya' I love me some football. Even in my delirious state, I watched some of the games. That is a sickness in itself. :)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Know What I Really Dislike?

When sick people come to the office.

Stay home with your crap. I do.

I don't want your germs.

I don't want to hear you sniffle, hack, or have you tell me how bad you feel.

Nor do I want to pump myself full of vitamins, minerals, suck down Airborne, gag on the Nyquil just to escape the crud you think is ok to bring to the office.

Honestly folks. Keep your sick arse at home, in bed, on the couch...wherever. Just don't be bringing to my space.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday Showdown

It's on today boys and girls.

What's that you say?

You don't know what's on? Tell us Mo. What's on?

Only one of the best college football games eva'!

Ohio State - Michigan.

Both ranked 11-0. Both want it. Championship on the line.

Oh yes. Bring it!

In case you're wondering, I'm going for Ohio State. GO BUCKEYES!

****EDITED****: The BUCKS WON!!!

Yes. It is true. They did beat my beloved Longhorns this year. I do like the Michigan program but I like Ohio better.

And it has nothing to do with Pete being an Ohio fan.

That's where I'll be. His place. Watching the game. Then when that one is over, it's Apple Cup time.

Big news for the state of Washington.

Washington State against the University of Washington. I'm hoping for the Cougs.

So, whatcha' got going on today?

Oh, and because two of my girls have "dates" of their own to watch some football and asked what I would be wearing, I'm going for simple and comfy beaotches. For me, it truly is all about the game.

Ok, I'll admit it. The eye candy is nice too. So are the ribs he'll be cooking.

Anyway, I'm wearing a white long tank under a cardigan with jeans and my Uggs. My Uggs will be under the jeans since we all know I'm not one for wearing of the skinny jeans.

Now you'll be asking which cardigan since I have so many. Hey, you would too if you lived here.

Mine is beige with gold sparkly thread. The model is wearing pretty much what I'll be sporting.

However, I will not be holding a present. A martini? Absolutely. A smile? That remains to be seen, depending on the outcome of the games.

The cardigan matches these very nicely.

Say what you want. In my world, Uggs rock. The classic ones that is. I can't seem to embrace the new ones with laces. Maybe I am old fashioned that way.

Anyway you look at it, I love my Uggs. Especially after a week of wearing heels and the weather being frightful.

****EDITED****: To all the boys who don't know any betta': Uggs are NOT slippers. I know you are just jealous because I can wear 'em and look good and you can't. Don't hate.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Home Safe and Sound

I'm baaaack. What a lovely two days in Oregon. I got a lot accomplished but the days were long, dark, rainy, and windy.

I despise driving in that crap. I was in a sweet Dodge Charger so it wasn't that bad. The ride made all the wind, pouring down rain, 18 wheeler spray, white knuckle driving ok.

I did not understand the concept of the Dodge Charger until some of the men explained it to me. I picked up the car and was ok, it is just a car. Well peeps, it is not just a car to a lot of men. I don't think I'll ever understand their fascination with muscle cars. Or cars period.

I forgot my camera so I have no pictures to share with you this go around. Go ahead. Hate me. I've been pretty bad about that lately haven't I? Please forgive me.

Maybe this will make up for it. It's been a few months since the suitcase came out of the closet. Suitcase and extra water and food = trip in the kitties eyes.

Jasmine, not Princess, let me have it and have it something good folks. I got bit on the ankle, I got bit on the hand, I got bit on the leg, I got bit on the lip, I got bit, bit, bit.

Then to top it off, Princess decided it would be a good idea to scratch the hell out of my left boob when I was saying goodnight the night I packed the suitcase.

Think they were a little upset? Yea. Me too.

We made up last night when I got home. But dang, where's the love?

Monday, November 13, 2006

On the Road Again

Wanna' know where I am going?

See if this gives you a hint. . .

3 cities.

Two days.

New tunes downloaded.

Rental car waiting.

I'm ready.

Peace and Love Peeps.

EDITED POST TRIP: The three cities? Portland, Tualatin, Salem.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Grid

To my girls who have asked, you shall receive!

Boy Grid 101 (for the time being).

They are in order of how long I've been seeing them.

If they have a * by their name, it's not their real name. It's the nickname we've talked about on the phone or in person.

I hope this helps y'all out. You want more information than I disclose here, let me know and maybe, just maybe, I'll share. :)

Pete*: Is in sales, is 31, has 2 adorable little girls, blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. We met through work.

Steve*: Is a dentist, is 32, no kids, blue eyes and light brown hair. We met through dentistry.

Chad: Is in sales, is 34, has 1 cat, no kids, blue eyes and blonde hair. We met at the local pub.

Darren: Is a manager of operations for a distribution center, is 35, no kids, blue eyes and blonde hair. We met at Starbucks.

Jason: Is a high school football coach and PE teacher, is 30, no kids, dark brown eyes and brown hair. We met in the grocery store.

See the trend with the blue eyes and blonde hair? Wild I know, especially considering I am mostly attracted to dark hair and dark eyes. Maybe there really is something to changing up obviously what wasn't working before.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

On the Agenda

It's been one of those weeks. Just when I thought I got the money I was supposed to recover back I'm blindsided. Can't this girl get a freaking break?

Anywho, on the agenda today?

I slept in, went to the gym nice and early (amazing how refreshed one feels after a good night's sleep and a run on the treadmill), had a conference call with the powers that be, am now at the office, getting my brows done and getting a massage later this afternoon.

Tonight? Laundry and a nice quiet evening at home.

What about you? What do you have going on today?

And lest that I forget, T

Much love to you girl. You don't look a day over 18.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Now Taking Donations

Boss man has challenged me, or err, rather I should say "ordered" me to get back $20,000.00 between now and Thursday.

I'll be setting up a paypal account if you want to help this girl out. ;)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Girls Night Out

It's girls night out bitches!

Pray for our safety and that we won't sin too much.

Good times are to come I am sure.

And as the night progresses, this will probably be my mantra cuz you already know it is part of my many theme songs:

All my girls get down on the floor
Back to back drop it down real low
I'm such a lady but I'm dancing like a ho
Because you know what, I don't give a F***
So here we go!

Drinks start pouring
And my speech start slowing
Everybody start looking real good

The Grey Goose got the girl feeling loose
Now I'm wishing that I didn't wear these shoes

Hope you have a good time tonight too. I'll be missing T and JP something fierce on a night such as this.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lookie Lookie

Dude, the rains have arrived and they brought the blustery winds with 'em.

I actually had to bust out the gray wool peacoat with hood jacket today.

And about that rain rumor?

Seattle's annual rainfall of about 36 inches (less than many U.S. cities) comes typically in the form of brief showers or a light mist - mostly in winter.

In fact, Seattle leads the nation in sales of sunglasses.

November averages 51.7 F/10.9 C, with 5.08"/12.9 cm rain.

You'll rarely see people carrying an umbrella here -- we need our hands free to carry our daily latte!