Friday, January 1, 2010

Tired of Junk Mail

Here's a website that let's you opt out of allowing companies to check your credit then send you applications or other junk mail.  I did it.  We'll see if it cuts down on the amount of junk I get.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


We got our youngest an Erector Set for Christmas/Hannukah. I had one as a child and wish I still had it. I spent hours building with it then made up and engineered my own designs.

He and I worked on the crane all Christmas Day. Well, he did most of the work. He had to re-engineer some to make it work. I think he's going to get a lot of enjoyment from it. It has a cool little power driver that came with it.

I also got a Black and Decker 3.5v screw driver. My old one finally gave up the ghost so my inlaws gave me a new one. They don't know it yet because I haven't told them. I spent some time yesterday just playing with it. Finding all sorts of screws that needed removing from something. Heaven.

It's all about the simple things.

New Things

My SO and I went shopping yesterday after her appointment with the infusion clinic. See, she has to carry around this bag full of IV antibiotics so that the infection in her knee will heal.

The bag is ugly. A black, utilitarian canvas thing with various holes, pockets, velcro and straps. The nurse obviously has a whimsical sense of humor because she has given us permission to decorate it. Bedazzle it! So, we promptly paid a visit to the closest Michaels and bought supplies.

From there, we went furniture shopping. We found the perfect sectional set on clearance and a wonderful chair and a half to go with it.

New furniture for our living room. New beginnings. I'm hopeful that this portends a much better year to come. Not that this one has been bad, it's just been challenging both at home and at work.

In addition, I'm getting a new fence with automatic electric gate. I'm in heaven.

On to better things I say.


I woke up this morning after a night frought with fighting for covers and space in my own bed with an SO, a dog and 3 cats only to step in a puddle of cold, slimy dog vomit. I cleaned that then stumbled from the kitchen with a hot cup of coffee only to see another even larger puddle of cold, slimy dog vomit.

Out oldest dog, Fudge, didn't eat his breakfast and had the foulest smelling gas last night so we've deduced that he's the one who is sick.

And now I know why. Apparently he found it necessary to jump on the coffee table and eat close to a pound of fudge.

Fudge is vomiting fudge.

It's going to be a long day.

God is Male

Clearly. If God were a female, she would not let two middle-aged females with two teen-aged boys be on their periods at the same time. Clearly, God is male.