Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Eve

I can't get into Halloween this year.

I have the stuff to decorate outside, the candy to make treat bags. It's supposed to rain hard tomorrow night, so I imagine I won't have many doorknocker. But I want to make it special for those who do brave the weather for candy!

I guess I will turn on the light for the few who make it out.

Maybe I will get in the mood overnight.

if not...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bite Me

I have always had bad teeth, for a variety of reasons:
  • My first dentist said I had no adult roots. He recommended crowns for all my teeth. I had one a week put on at a very young age. Soon, they all fell out. I had a box of pretty silver teeth.
  • I didn't live in an area with fluoridated water until I was 3.
  • I was very ill in my 20's and vomited a lot. I always brushed as quickly as possibly. Wrong. I just scrubbed the acid into my teeth, weakening them.
  • I got hit in the face with a softball, which I believe cracked my front teeth. They fell out later while I was eating lunch at work.
I "bit The bullet". I went to the local dental college orientation and screening, I am a good candidate for dentures. While that frightens me, I am elated that I get to pick my own tooth color and shape. Yes! The possibilities are endless.

Whose teeth would you choose? Please leave comments! I need help!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dell Can Go To HELL!

I called Dell to correct the software issue. They tried to sell me a damn service plan for $249.99 to correct what they didn't fix.

I got pissed. I called my credit card to dispute the charge for what I had already paid them. They got some nerve wanting me to pay for it and it's not even operable. Now they want more money. Screw that! I will never buy another Dell product again.

I'm about to hit twitter and go all Dooce on them!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ding Dong Dell

I got my computer back from Dell repair.

It sucks worse than  it did before.

I have complained but they are saying it is a software issue. Someone is supposed to call me.


Is It Worth Getting Wedding Cake?


My church is doing a really unusual thing. The pastor is doing a series of 5 sermons- well, actually 4 sermons- about marriage, for both married couples and singles. The 5th week, the sermon is going to be a HUGE wedding for couples to renew their vows or for any unmarried couples to have a wedding if they have their licenses. It's going to be huge- our church has several florists, bakers and caterers among its rank who have volunteered their time and donated their services.

My marriage has not been a thing of joy. In fact, I have spent more time unhappy than happy. I am hesitant to participate in the wedding service. So what does my husband do the second we get home from church? He texts my son and tells him we are getting remarried, would he please come and bring his wife?

My son texted him back: R U kidding? R U marrying mom or somebody else?

My husband's reply when I asked him why he mentioned it to our son? "Well, he wasn't at the first one!"

Ummm, yes he was, dumbass! He was just a very tiny fetus in my womb. He was the reason we married in the first place, remember?

My husband is going to be a freaking bridezilla, I just know it! He's already talking about the clothes he is going to need.

I really don't want to do it. To be honest, it feels like making the same mistake twice. I prefer to learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them.

I would rather have a divorce than a vow renewal.

But I do love wedding cake.

Quite the quandary!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Making Your Heart Sing

Back when I was haunting the Mean Girl's Forum, there was a blog they picked to bits, discussing how irresponsible the mother was and what horrible conditions the family lived in. On a whim, I hunted this blog down via my Googling skills.

The blog is about a woman who is  taking her 4 daughters- who are not yet school age- around Australia in a Coaster- a vehicle similar to an old VW van. She does have a home and people who housesit for her. She does have people housesitting for her and she has stored the majority of her possessions in an enclosed barn on the property, so her sitters can bring in their own furnishings. She still has the luxury of moving back and using the items in her barn. It's not like she rid herself of all possessions and ran away. She methodically planned a "free time" while still leaving herself open to the possibility of going back and living a proper life in society.

The sad part is that she had a 5th child- a son- whom her husband drowned at the age of 7 months. He is in jail awaiting trial. So she is doing a good thing, removing her children from the negative attention they receive from being in the house where they all lived together in happier times. She is making new memories for her girls. They go where they want, sleep in the van and visit with friends. When they are with friends, they can sleep inside, have regular access to free laundry and shower facilities. It is the ideal life.

The Mean Girls thought her a horrible mother who needed CPS put on her trail. I totally disagree. This mom is dealing with heartbreak and doing it the best way she knows how- by making her family happy. I wish I had the luxury to travel and see interesting sites. The Mean Girls are just jealous because this woman is living HER life outside the box. Her children are happy, clean and well-fed. She does what will make them happy. She's not tied to a job or a husband she hates, and she's with her children all the time. I remember once they spent several days berating the mom for spending an entire day with her girls in a museum. There's nothing wrong with that. I would do it in a heartbeat.

The bottom line is the Mean Girls have 5 threads, each with 99 pages, which each contain 20 negative nasty comments. Almost 10,000 posts about what this mother is doing wrong.

I have only one thing to say- I am glad she is making her girls happy and making their heart's sing. They need it after all the tragedy they have in their life.

More power to her!