August 31, 2007

Long Weekend!

Woo-hoo! I had a half-day today. I spent it getting some clothes, and then at the spa. Then I met an old friend and had a couple of glasses of wine. Not a bad half-day. We've got a crazy amount of stuff to get done around the house, since it did nothing but pour on our vacation. We have a wedding to go to on Sunday. That should be fun. Hopefully we can do a grill out on Monday. Those are the extent of my major plans. Ahhh... and nobody's going to f it up on me either!

August 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

It's Mom's birthday, the sun is shining, I had lunch at Steak n Shake, I found a babysitter for Sunday, and tomorrow's a half-day before a 3 day weekend. Wahoo!

August 29, 2007

Stop the Rain!

Oh my God. Make it stop. I need to see the sun, or I am going to go crazy! And could Larry Craig have had the decency to have gotten busted in a reststop bathroom like all the other self-respecting perverts? Now I have to look over my shoulder in an airport bathroom. Gross. Just resign already, so I don't have to listen about it anymore!

August 27, 2007

Monday Madness

I'm back to work, watching it rain one more day. This is getting ridiculous. At least our cafeteria served Beaver Street Pork today. Come on, I don't care who you are... that's just plain funny. The good news today is that I only have a half-day on Friday, and Monday off. Speaking of that, I've got to get a babysitter for the wedding we're going to this weekend. Man, Labor Day came quick. Who is going to babysit on a holiday weekend? So Michael Vick is sorry. "I am immature." Really? Because I thought electrocuting dogs for profit was more of a sociopathic thing than mere immaturity, but what do I know? The playset is stained. Hopefully the rain today doesn't wreak havoc on it, because I think we can call it done. I don't think Beerman is going to want to hear about any new projects I have for him and his drills for a while! I have a doctor's appointment today at 4. Oh goody, I can hardly wait.

August 25, 2007

Penultimate Day of Vacation

Nails are done, laundry is... well... getting done, playset is done (except for the staining), and the power is on. Here's a goodie I know you'll enjoy: And here's Beerman as a Simpson:

August 24, 2007

Feel the Power!

31 hours without power, and it blessedly reappeared at 12:20 a.m. last night. I've lived in the boonies my whole life. I've lived in a 3rd World country. I've never been without power as long as I was in Milwaukee County. Who knew? So at midnight, I was taking a shower. One of the pitfalls of a well. To survive, we played lots of games, ate out a lot, reads lots of book by lamplight, captured rainwater to be able to flush the toilets, and even went so far to see Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Daddy Day Camp. 31 hours in the dark and humidity will make you do some crazy things. Hopefully the floods will hang back long enough for us to finish C-man's playset. Only the roof and slide to go. (Okay, and cleaning and staining, but that's for another dry week)

August 22, 2007

If this isn't love...

Sammy Hagar went through Beerman's brewery yesterday for some top secret stuff. And he chose to stay home and put the playset together with me. Now if that isn't love, I don't know what is!! My daddy warned me, momma did too, They said, "Son, see what some lovin' can do"

August 21, 2007

Vacation -- Take Day 2

We've got swings! Only monkey bars, a rock wall, a slide and a roof to go. Whew... this sucker is taking a lot of hours.

August 20, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away...

So at first I was bummed about the non-stop gray crappy rain on our vacation. And then my bedroom got clean. And then the bathroom closet... And now the basement is getting done... Hell, this could be alright! So to make it a great day, I postponed my annual exam for another month. I think we can all agree I've had enough of doctors lately, that I can put that little annoying one off for a bit longer. I have a book club tonight. I'm still on the fence whether I'm going. It's on Water for Elephants, which is one of my all-time favorite books, though. These are the tough decisions of my day. I'm lovin' it.

August 19, 2007

Raining on my head

Holy crap, would it stop already!?!? We had to go to Menards to let C-man run around on the playsets there because we were all going stir-crazy. 3 1/2 inches in 24 hours, and the grass keeps growing!

Rain I opened my eyes

And looked up at the rain,

And it dripped in my head

And flowed into my brain,

And all that I hear as I lie in my bedIs the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly, I walk very slow, I can't do a handstand--I might overflow,

So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.

August 18, 2007


We went to the zoo today, got caught in the rain, and ate our way through zoo ala carte. Then we all came home and took 3 hour naps. What a good day.

August 17, 2007


Wahoo... It's vacation time!

August 16, 2007

One More Day...

...Until vacation. Wahoo! What will I do? Zoo ala carte? Sleep? Manicure and pedicure? Playgrounds? Geocache? Sleep? Bike? Ahhh, it's almost too heavenly to consider while I still have one day of work "heaven" left.

August 15, 2007

Hump Day

Doctor appointments, dog groomings, loads of classes to train... it's been a full week already. Whew, is it only Wednesday? 2 weeks to wait for my next doctor appointment is too long... I'm up all night, now not just with pain, but with all the possibilities of what's to come running through my mind. The good news? Next week we're on vacation. I can't wait. I'm not talking to anybody for one whole week. Bliss.

August 13, 2007

Country Scent

While naked, except for a paper-thin gown over me, with a giant gaping hole in the back, inside a cold room on an even colder x-ray table, I looked over and saw a can of Lysol. It was labeled Professional Strength Country Scent. Now I don't know about you, but I've been to the country. And that isn't the smell I want stinking up ANY room. Moooo!

August 9, 2007

Simpsonize Me

Thursday is the New Friday

Yippeee! I have tomorrow off. Even the pesky rain can't get me down.

August 8, 2007


32. This is the number of forwarded e-mails I've received already this week and then subsequently deleted without reading them. Forward Senders, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. If you're sending me these e-mails, you clearly don't understand my position on Iraq, religion, (or God forbid, a combination of the 2), age (yeah, menopause jokes are a little over my head, as are "children of the 70s") or just overall sense of humor. So PLEASE take me off your stupid e-mail lists! 4. The number of gifts I've given in the last 30 days that have received no mention. I'm not looking for anything formal, because I don't give gifts to get a thank you note. But come on... zero acknowledgement of receipt? A complete brush-off? Miss Manners is going to send you to hell! $136. The amount I've spent on those aforementioned gifts to the ungrateful jerks. And by the way, I'm done giving to those who are that incredibly rude. You'd better be good this year and hope Santa comes, because I'm through with it. 6. The number of hours I am going to ride in the car with a 2 year old and 2 stinky sheepdogs for a 6 hour car ride on Friday... I'm just hoping we all make it out alive. 4. The number of nuggets C-man got after this comment last night: "Mommy, I have a great idea! I go to Old McDonalds and get applie pie, nuggets and chocolate milk!" After that, who could deny the kid?

August 6, 2007

Corn Dog Hangover

I think I'm hungover from yesterday's corn dog. Then again, it might have been the caramel apple... or the pork sandwich... or the french fries... or the corn... sheesh! This is going to give me nightmares until they're out:

August 5, 2007


My in-laws were here this weekend. We all took naps this afternoon. Farmers markets, shopping, Brewers games, State Fair... I'm exhausted. It was a good weekend. I'm going to need to go to work to recover, though!

August 2, 2007

Crappy Day

Some days are good, some not so good. Unfortunately, today sucked. I ache like nobody's business, thanks to the humidity. Work is sucking. I'm exhausted. My house is a pit and it needs to get cleaned tonight for my in-laws who are coming tomorrow. I'm exhausted. Riley-dog won't stop chewing on his leg. Okay, he does that all the time. Now I'm reaching for things that suck. I just need one night of interrupted sleep. The good part of today? State Fair started. We're heading there Sunday. Awesome.