Monday, May 2, 2016

I didn't wait a year!

Look at this!  A post and it hasn't been a year!  It has been a very busy few months with work and play.  Spring is finally here with its flowers and green grass.  I have some daffodils and tulips.  I think this fall I will plant bulbs randomly all over the yard for a pretty display next spring.  
I won a contest!  I entered a contest by Honda to win a trip to "Camp Ridgeline".  I am flying to San Antonio on May 20th with my son as my guest.  We will be staying at the Grand Hyatt hotel on the Riverwalk and then going to a ranch to compete in Camp Ridgeline.  We will be driving the new 2017 Ridgeline trucks.  We will be having two dinners, two breakfasts and probably a cook out at the ranch.  Airfare is included.  I'm sure we will be meeting some Honda bigwigs as well!  
My hunt for a boyfriend still is not going good.  Constant rejection and creeps on dating sites.  I don't know.. maybe I am not supposed to be dating at this point in my life.
Work is going great.  Joni asked me to be a guest speaker at this years gala.  
I joined a new meet up group and have become an administrator!  I help schedule meetups and hosted my first one Saturday.  We hiked up Spruce mountain.  When I did it about 5 years ago with Rich, I don't remember it being so long and so steep!  It took me 2 hours to climb it!  The trip down was even worse because my feet and hands had swollen up.  The view from the fire tower was fantastic however!  
I went to see my Mom in February.  It was a nice visit.  So good to see her and my family again.  I had a rental car and drove up to Bossier City to see my brother.  He is living up there in a half way house.  
Kids are doing good.  Travis and Krys still live here.  I really want them to move out!  Sarah still lives with her Grandmother.  She has her learners permit now and is working at Claire's in the mall.  She is a great kid.  Travis is too.  Rainy today, but we need it.  Hardly any snow this winter.  Less than a foot I think.  

 
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Another year gone...

I can't believe I have only blogged once since last year.  I used to do it on a regular basis.  I guess depression had really hit me hard.  I felt that what I had to say wasn't important and no one cared.  Of course that is probably true, but I can write for myself at least.
This past year was pretty uneventful.  I am working at Gateway House of Peace still.  I was asked to give a speech this year.  That should be fun.  I am making plans to move to Louisiana as soon as Sarah is independent enough.  I need to get her set with an endocrinologist up here and she wants to get her driver license soon.  The only other problem is if Grandma wants her to still live there.  I think she is getting tired of all the driving around.  Sarah is in tutoring now after missing several weeks of school.  
I have to see the oncologist today.  Then go to work.  My car has failed inspection at Monro.  They claim I need all new rear brakes.  Then the check engine light came on after I left.  Assholes.  I should take the car somewhere else, but I don't know about the check engine light.  It won't pass inspection like that.
We still have 6 cats here.  I brought Kiki and Lulu to the shelter.  Then we ended up trapping two more feral kittens, Sasha and Kimchi.  This cat situation is too much.
I am going down to see Mom on Feb 17th.  I hope it gets here soon. And my income tax return check!  I need that money now!

Friday, April 24, 2015

A much better year!

I sure have made some changes since my last post almost a year ago!  I am working, got a kayak, and still in school.  I must have been really depressed last year, that last post was dreadful!  Still no boyfriend, but you know what?  It is ok.  I've been out hiking a couple times with some man friends and enjoyed myself.  Even got a kiss from one!  Strange thing about him, Paul, is that he said he was "working for 9 days straight" and wouldn't be in contact.  In this day of e-mail and telephones, you would think that he could at least communicate that way!  Sheesh!
Ice is out on most of the local ponds, rivers and lakes so I'm looking forward to fishing and kayaking.  Staying close to shore until the water warms up a bit.
Travis and Krys are still living here, I really hope they move soon.  They need to get their own place so Sarah will spend more time at home.  I have a new bird.  Her name is Flappy.  She is a great bird and tame.  I can pick her up and she is so playful.
I'm planning on driving down to Mom's in June.  Brenda and Bobby are moving down there and they should be all settled in by then.  I want to go to Gettysburg and Antietam Battlefields, also stop in to see cousin John, Amy and Aunt Bernice in Phenix City, AL.  Then stop in Tuskegee to see the famous place of the Red Tail fighter pilots.  Then to Selma to check out the civil rights museum.  It should be a good trip.  Lots of driving, but I am going to break it down into small sections.  Keep it flexible too.  I will probably take my car and just hope it makes it!  Bring things for camping and a small air mattress for the back seat of the car.  I'm not ruling out a hotel for a night or so either, or staying over with FB friends, hint, hint! 

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I really feel like an old shit

I am feeling pretty depressed today and have come to the sad realization that I truly have no one in my life.  Sure I have family, but no friends.  The only time anyone wants anything to do with me is if they want something.  The only one who calls me just to talk is my Mom and she lives 1500 miles away.  Even my daughter doesn't want to live here, she spends most of her time at her Grandmothers.  I might as well just give her the child support card because she is the one taking care of Sarah.  I just bring her to her appts.  The only time anyone wants anything to do with me is if I'm doing something for them.  I'm completely serious.  I give my time and money to Peaceful Acres and all I get is a thank you.  No one invites me to spend time with them except for the occasional party.  I even had to beg an invitation to my own nephews wedding because my sister was coming up.  
I feel like an old spinster.  I can't even get a date because I'm fat and have no tits and reek of desperation.  I'm not trying to play the woe is me song, I'm just stating the truth.  No one cares.  It really showed when I had cancer.  The only people to did anything was the church pastor brought over some food pantry items and one person I barely know brought a meal.  Now I might have cancer again.  Maybe I'm depressed because I'm scared.  I don't want to die.  I don't want to die like this.  I expected more out of life.  I want more out of life.  
 I can just imagine what it is going to be like when or if I am diagnosed with cancer.  I'll get all the usual sympathetic messages and oh I'm so sorry and you will beat this because you beat breast cancer.  Who will really be there for me?  Who will be there to take care of me?  No one.  I know if I am diagnosed the first thing I'm going to do is file for divorce because I'll be damned if Rich gets everything I own.  That fucker doesn't deserve a dime.  Next I will throw out anything potentially embarrassing in my house.  Ha!
I should just sell anything of value and put the money away for Sarah.  I don't know who is going to take care of her.  Her Grandmother has a bad heart.  My sister doesn't want the burden.  Travis is too young and immature.  Her father is a drunk.  Why am I even thinking about dating anyone?  Just those old bad habits of being desperate for love and validation.  I need to learn to give that to myself.  Fuck, I don't know.  Life sucks and then you die.  I guess that pretty much sums things up.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring?

Spring is trying to get here.  It started off slow, had a few warm days, now we are back to cold.  I am almost out of propane again, but I do still have some firewood.  Classes.. I'm writing finals and it is a nightmare!  Especially the Critical writing and thinking class.  Horrid!  I will settle for a C I just want it to be over!  My washing machine broke, won't spin out.  Now I have to try to figure out what is wrong with it.  In the meantime I have a load of soggy wet clothes that need to go to the laundry mat.  At least I have to be over there anyhow to stop in and see my tutor. 
I'm wondering if I took on too much with going back to school.  No housework gets done, well just the basics and only when it gets too disgusting.  I feel frozen and paralyzed most of the time.  I find excuses not to do things.  I feel like a lousy mother because I am not really involved.  It isn't that I don't want to be, I just feel I don't know.. hard to describe.  Too wrapped up in my own issues maybe, but that isn't right either because I take care of Sarah, get her to appts etc.. maybe it is just that she is pulling away from me. I'm worried that she is going to turn out like me, desperate and lonely.  At least she isn't hideous like I was at that age.  I'm fighting to keep the boys out of her pants, or up her skirt.  I think just 3 1/2 more years and she will be 18 and I will be graduating.  I hope to God I can get out of this shit hole I am living in.  I need to start bagging crap up and tossing it, it would be easier to keep the house clean if I wasn't surrounded by heaps of crap!  Mini hoarder I am.  I've got several empty boxes in my bedroom, why?  Because I might need them for something. 
Looks like the park owner is here and giving the park manager issues, park manager is a loser, full of lies and excuses.  I have to get my yard cleaned up soon.  Next week is clean up for the town, I have crap to go! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Feb/March 2014

Today is March 3rd, but I will be writing about the happenings of February also.  I have been in a real funk the last week and need to shake out of it.  I think I have a bad case of SAD and cabin fever.  I should go to the Y and work out or swim.  Then go grocery shopping!  I have been having various incarnations of macaroni this week and some discounted chicken that I ended up throwing away.
School is going very well.  I had only a couple papers with lower grades.  I want to rewrite one this week and get it up a bit and the other I think I will just let it go.  I got 3 A's in the course after it!  I have a solid 98.7 in Intro to Human Services.  I am really enjoying it.  
Eric has finally been evicted!  I think he has still been hanging around, but if he is, he keeps a low profile.  Maybe I can sleep peacefully now without loud noises throwing me into a panic.  
I inherited another cat.  Her name is Lulu.  I need to try to find her a home.  She is really sweet and I like her.  She sure talks a lot too!
I also have a hamster here that I need to re-home because the cats won't leave it alone.  They both belonged to Jennie Mae who finally left Don's house.  I hope she stays away.  He overdosed another person a couple days ago.  That bastard is going to kill someone if something isn't done.
I cancelled the trip to DC and I'm glad because Winter storm Titan is currently pounding it.  The trip home would of been horrid and I'm sure the concert cancelled also.  We got tickets on Stub Hub for the show tomorrow night instead.
Sarah just called from school, saying her sugar was high and she felt dizzy.  The nurse wants her to stay and so do I.  She is probably getting excited for the concert tomorrow.  I know she probably won't go to school Wednesday but she has gone all week last week and that for her is good, even if she was late 3 days!
She has to see a kidney specialist this week because she has been having protein in her urine.  I hope it is nothing.
I hope spring gets here soon, this cold and snow is really getting to me!

 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter 2014

As I write this, the snow is flying past my window.  It is light and fine, like dandruff!  I have officially started college!  I am nervous and excited at the same time!  I think the only thing that really scares me is the APA style of writing papers.  I am good at writing, but getting used to that format is a little frightening.
I have been spending a little more time at Peaceful Acres.  I am supposed to go today for Buddy up 101 and an oils class but with the snow, and the fact that I am out of propane and don't have any hot water, kind of makes me want to just stay home!  I am waiting on propane delivery.  There is such a high demand that they can't get to all the customers, so I am hoping they come in a couple days.  
I broke down and got a dog.  His name was Shadow, but I re-named him Oliver and call him Ollie.  He is a great little dog, but will go potty in the house if he feels like it.  He does ask to go out sometimes.  I am going to have to invest in industrial size pee pads for him!  I have them for little dogs, but it is hit or miss with him. 
Isn't he adorable?  He also has issues with food aggression.  Something I need to work with him on.  He won't replace Buzzy, but he helps fill the hole in my heart.  He is a real sweet dog, I think he was mistreated by his former owners.  He is anxious and cowers sometimes.  
I have still been watching the antics of the assholes around here.  With winter it is pretty quiet.  I had a restraining order against Eric given to me by the judge.  He is to stay away from me.  I really hope he gets evicted.  The sheriff was at his house the other day.
This guy is such a douche and a lot of people have been complaining about him.  He was driving his jeep up and down log piles and then up and down snow banks.  Driving all around the park revving the Jeep.  He must of been told to quit the shit because he hasn't done it lately.  He really scared me the other day because his kids were outside playing just feet away while he was driving his jeep up a huge snow pile.  If it slipped or tipped over, they would of been crushed.
I spend way too much time obsessing over that jerk and what he is doing.  
The birds are hitting the feeders hard this winter.  I haven't seen any redpolls or grosbeaks yet.  I hope they come and visit.  This is about the time of year for them.  
I guess I will hit the publish button because nothing really exciting is happening.  :)