• Random and Odd

    It’s FRIDAY!!

    Good Morning Random and Odd readers! It’s 8:10 am and I have been up for a few hours feeling super fantastic!  I got laundry done, kids dressed and off to school. This is UNHEARD of people! UNHEARD OF! For the last two nights, because I am sicker than a dog, I have been falling asleep before 10pm. UNHEARD OF! It’s amazing how much a couple days of normal sleep can make me feel like I have been on vacation. If I could kick the cough and stuffy head, I will be at 100% again. UNHEARD OF! I didn’t even have beat the children to get this euphoric high! Sleep…who would…

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    Maybe it’s the Dayquil talkin..

    “When did locking your kids in their room get such a bad rap?” -My So-Called Life. And to add to that little diddy, when did duct tape over the mouth and beating them unconscious get a bad rap? How many times a day do I have to think, “Dear Lord, is this day over yet?” …….Ugh………..

  • journey,  The Fonz

    At What Point?

    My mother is doing good.  She didn’t have a stroke, but they were worried that she had.  They ran some tests and sent her home after she checked out fine. It didn’t stop me from driving up there so I could run my fingers through her hair and cuddle with her. Today we talked on the phone and she said, “I need to get better so we can do more stuff.”  I agreed. WE need to get better so we can get back to doing our ‘Mother, Daughter & Daughter’ things we use to do. Awhile back I had a conversation with my mom about ‘owning’ what belongs to us. …

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    Living on the ‘in betweens’…

    On Wednesday, Kathy called me. “I’m taking mom to the hospital.” Uh. There is never a time in my life that I want to hear the words, “Mom” and “Stroke” in the same sentence. I may or may not have drove over the speed limit to get to Redding.  I got there and she was snuggled in her bed and snoring like a bear…if bears snore, which I like to believe they do. We snuggled in bed the whole next day.  I got about 4 minutes sleep in 2 days, which is 4 minutes more than my sister got…so I am TOTALLY not complaining. I got home Friday afternoon to…

  • ex,  Shaun

    Ammmmmmaaazingggg Race. How lame you are.

    I love falling asleep during interesting TV shows. It makes for bitchen dreams. Today I fell asleep while watching CNN. I had this dream I was a news reporter, going to New Orleans to check the damage. In the process of this helicopter ride, I fell in love with a brother that was convicted of murder, be he didn’t do it. What I couldn’t figure out was how New Orleans could have been flooded when it was really in the desert and had cliffs. Never once did I say my dreams made sense, but damn are they interesting. They always feel so vivid. When I wake up I am happy…

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    Santa knows I’m forcing it…

    Yesterday Shaun and I went to pick out a Christmas tree.  Normally we procrastinate until a week before Christmas before we rush out and get a tree. Halloween came and we were, “ugh”. Thanksgiving came and we were like, “ugh”.  Figuring that Christmas was going to be much like the same. Our solution was to tear through the garage and get our Christmas ornaments and decorations out and force ourself into the mood. It took a good couple of hours for the whole family to get everything up.  We strung the lights and went through the traditions of putting up our special ornaments.  I waited until last to put up…

  • Random and Odd

    Only SEVEN Random things about me?

    I was tagged with a Meme by Leane. Normally, I don’t do these things outside of MySpace, because I read somewhere that MySpace is the internet’s ghetto, and what a better place to put down all the stupid things like, “What are you wearing right now?” questions? In this certain Meme (which, by the way…what the hell does this word mean?) contains 7 random things about yourself.  Like you haven’t learned more than 7 random things about me by just reading daily…but what the hell…the sleeping pills haven’t kicked in yet. 1. I’m going through this strange television transformation. I spent a solid year watching “Forensic Files”.  Watching stories about…

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    Wii

    Liz brought her Wii with her when she moved to California while Dennis is in Iraq. She told me in her most adorable southern drawl, “you’re gunna get sooo addicted to it, ya’all.” Now, I can only think of a few times that I have been addicted to a video game. 1. When mom and I were living in Victorville, California and there was nothing better to do than go to Denny’s and play Ms. Pacman.  She beat me every game. 2. When mom and I were living in San Luis Obisbo, California and she became a ‘Pool Shark’ and I became known as, “The girl that played Dig Dug…

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    Thanksgiving’ed out

    I know how it feels, old girl. WORN OUT. Okay, I have decided what I want for Christmas.  EVERYONE needs to make me this special loaf of bread my sister, master baker (but still Mom’s second favorite) made for me because of the orgasmic sounds I was making after she gave me a slice. One slice didn’t cut it for me. I ended up eating three VERY large chunks of bread.  Because she loves me like I am her only baby sister, she got up and made me a loaf before I had to leave.  Who does that? Who gets up in the morning and makes bread for their sister?…

  • ex,  Shaun

    Because really, you don’t believe how weird our ‘family’ can truly be.

    Need a recap for any new readers ??*coughyeahrightcough* or perhaps a reminder on how R & O we are. Dan — My ex-husband and father of Kara, Alyx and Shea. Shaun — Current husband, father to Tyler and Marina. It has been suggested that someone needs to make a sitcom about our family, but in those TRULY random moments like…say…for example; When Shaun and I came home and Tabitha (Shaun’s ex wife) is making us a romantic dinner and my ex-husband is using our shower because he has a date and his power was off. And this is NORMAL for us. We realized that NO ONE outside of my readers…