• Random and Odd

    Fellow Blogger

    I’m happy to announce that one of our own, Jean Yates, has gotten her book PUBLISHED! She is the wonder mother of one of the boys from The Ruse.  Remember them? Hot guys, can sing and are incredibly wonderful humans?  Oh yeah, their music was played on The Hills. Jean is one fantastic woman and fabulous mother. Go check out her book! Order a few!! Links By Jean Yates

  • Random and Odd

    I’m holed up in my room.

    For Christmas break the girls decided it was time to repaint their room. When I moved back into the house many years ago, I painted the room a very pretty green and cream yellow.  It was such soothing colors.  After Dan moved out and I went back into the master bedroom, Kara got my little room back.  She HATED the colors, despite the attempts on getting her bedding and decor to match. The day after Christmas we went to Ikea to pick out new bedding for the girls.  The colors are a very clean white and light blue.  In order to paint the room they had to move EVERYTHING into…

  • Random and Odd

    Stat-Counter truly creeps me out.

    I’m not a big fan of Stat tracking for my website.  When I started years ago, I thought it would be cool to see when my ONE reader had checked my website. “Oh look, Mom read my website at 2:21 pm!” As I got more readers, it was sort neat to see WHERE people were coming from. “Oh look, mom is still in Redding!” Then more readers came and I stopped looking at the stat-tracker cause it freaked me out. “Why would anyone other than my mom want to read this babble?” I actually took it off until one day when I was particularly freaked out from a comment I…

  • Random and Odd

    The Christmas we didn’t think we were going to make it.

    As I write this post, I am sitting on my couch in front of the tree that had to be redecorated after the trauma it had sustained the night of decoration. I should have known that night it was the precursor for the what I believed would be the most horrible of all Christmases. This Christmas has turned out to be a Christmas of learning the definitions of words I have thrown around so loosely. Words I have heard for the last 35 years in Christmas songs. As the season began to roll into the stores with HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BUY ME! I started to stress out. Then I…

  • Random and Odd

    …and that too shall pass.

    Kara has had a new friend she’s spending time with.  She’s a sweet girl who seems to fit right into our little family quite nicely.  She is just as dorky and fun as Kara. The other day, I grabbed the girls and went driving for something or another.  This is when Kara tells me who Kyla is. Remember last year when Kara came home CRYING because girls were mean to her?  Yeah…THIS is the little shit that caused it! The urge to pull the truck over and beat the hell out of the poor girl was suppressed because her and Kara were giggling about how bad of a day that…

  • Random and Odd

    O.M.F.G!

    There are only TWO things I have ever prayed for that wasn’t something that was NEEDED.  You know, like…let my mother live until I get there, watch over so-and-so as they go through surgery…stuff that’s ‘needed’. These two things…these two tiny self indulgent requests  I have prayed for have been over looked by UPPERCASE GOD for decades.  I didn’t want to believe he wasn’t listening, because HELLO…how many nights can I lay there praying for them and he not hear me? HE FINALLY HEARD ME! UPPERCASE GOD LOVES ME! Oh, I guess you need to know what those two prayers were, right? 1. They cast Philip Seymour Hoffman as Ignatius…

  • Random and Odd

    24 Hours of Sleep..Give or Take 12 hours

    I needed some healthy sleep to be able to decide what needs to be done. I took a pill around 6pm last night, it never seems to work…just makes me dizzy or loopy, but it worked last night. At 6 am I woke up. I physically feel better, but the mental part is slow coming.  The last time I went to the doctor and told him what was going on, he said; “Up the dosage.”  I told him I didn’t want to, that I had been trying to go to a lower dosage. Okay, maybe he was right.  So I am. Thank you everyone for your support. I am taking…

  • Anxiety,  journey

    Why did you use the ‘sad face’ picture?

    Shaun watched over my shoulder as I changed my layout again. “Why that picture?” he asked. “It’s how I feel.” “It’s depressing.” All I can say, is that is how I am feeling right now. Saying that I am ‘depressed’ isn’t easy for me.  It’s taken me a long time to admit that I had anxiety.  I think it’s going to be harder to admit that I have ‘depression’. Tyler and I have been battling through this cough and cold.  Yesterday when he got home from school we were both coughing. It was funny at first because I would cough, and then he would cough.  For awhile I thought we…

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    Seeing that I blogged this, I won’t actually be able to do it now…

    My ex-husband, Dan and I went food shopping yesterday. Yes, you heard that right. Between the two of us, we are trying to figure out how to get through the month of December without the debtors police coming to beat us with bully sticks. Since paying child support isn’t in our near future, we decided to work together to be able to at least have food at both houses. This is where Costco comes in handy. We picked out the most logical things to buy and then split them.  Even the Oreos…even though Oreos weren’t on the ‘logical’ list…they are tasty. After we circled Costco, we cruised over to Walmart…