Figuring It Out As I Go…

{February 28, 2007}   Three Word Wednesday

Welcome to 3 Word Wednesday, brought to us by Bone! Today’s words are tile, scarce, and lieu.

She walked through her new condo. The first home that was truly hers…well, the banks, but either way! She loved it!! It was hers, and it symbolized so many things. It was the start of her new life!

As she walked through the rooms, smiling, she realized the rooms were quite scarce. She was going to have to start hitting the flea markets to see what she could turn from drab to fab! The first thing that would have to go would be that god-awful tile in the entryway!!

She went to one of those big chain home improvement stores, hoping to find some nice marble or something. Something pretty, but not too expensive. The first thing that caught her eye was the beautiful laminate wood flooring! And it was so much cheaper than the pretty marble she thought she wanted!!

After many calculations, and a promise of no interest financing for 18 months, she decided to redo her entire condo, and use the wood flooring in lieu of carpet and tile! Oh she couldn’t wait to get it home and get started!


{February 28, 2007}   Randomness…

I was told tonight I’m selfish…not those exact words, but that was the meaning…I don’t think I am, and it bothers me that it was said!

I stayed home from work today. I threw up when I got home yesterday, and generally felt horrible. I didn’t feel much better this morning, so I figured better safe than sorry. I’m feeling fine tonight though, so I’m happy πŸ™‚

I’ve been going to therapy. I think it’s helping…I guess. Honestly I guess I don’t really know what I think about it. She told me today she wants me to come once a week. I know I have many issues, most of them old, most of them still affecting my every day life. I hope it helps. I forgot to tell her about my nightmares. I also forgot to tell her about finding my sister…

Yup, I have a sister. I’ve always known this. My mom had her when she was 17 and gave her up for adoption. She’s 10 years older than I. I used to talk to her, until I was around 15 or 16, then we lost touch. I started looking for her a couple weeks ago, and a good friend used her powers to help me find her. I sent her an email, and she wrote me back, saying she wanted to talk to me more, and she was glad I found her. I wrote her back a freakin’ book, and I’m waiting for her response. I have no idea what she’s looking for. I know I’d like to have a sister. And she has 2 children, a boy and a girl. I’d love to be an Aunt, and I’m glad in some way I am. I feel robbed of a lot. Growing up I always wanted a sibling! I’m so glad I have 2 kids…there are so many things they won’t miss out on, things most people take for granted, like getting to be an Aunt or Uncle…

I know I’ve said this already, but my Uncle’s memorial is this Saturday. It’s weighing so heavily on my mind, and Ariel broke down and started sobbing the other day, which broke my heart. It’s going to be hard. I don’t think I ever realized how final death really is…

I’m rambling…I have so much on my mind right now…things I can’t blog about. I’m glad I’m going back to work tomorrow. It’s my grounding point; the constant in my life.

{February 28, 2007}   Check ’em Out

Two blog friends, one old one new, have great causes…check them out if you have time πŸ™‚

I’ll be heading over next week to buy bracelets, as they’re both pretty and both for great causes!!

{February 26, 2007}   Manic Monday – Random

Welcome to Manic Monday, courtesy of Lisa!

What do you feel is the biggest waste of time?
Sitting in traffic! I hate traffic, and I always think of all the things I could be doing if I wasn’t sitting in it!

If I knew then what I know now, I ….
I’m not sure about this one…I’m not sure I regret anything, and the few things I do regret I’m not putting on here…that’s how much I regret them!!

How do you feel your life has changed over the past year?
OMG, there have been a ton of changes!! I’ve moved twice, had a bit of a breakdown, changed professions, lost a dog and 3 kitties, got a dog…too many changes for my sanity!!!! It’s all evening out now…except for the newest thing, that I haven’t posted about yet. You’ll know it when I do, trust me!!

{February 26, 2007}   Header

So I guess some of you can’t see all of my header…I made it in PhotoShop, because I wasn’t diggin’ my lack of options with the blogger text, and I did it on my laptop at home. Basically it just means if you have a smaller screen, you’re not going to see all of the Crazy Yeah part. No big deal. It’s not linked or anything anyways πŸ™‚ I may change it later…yeah, who am I kidding, it never stays one way long πŸ˜‰

{February 26, 2007}   Tag!!

Alright, I’ve been tagged by Shelli so here goes!!

Rules: Each player of this game starts off with ten weird things, habits or little known facts about themselves. People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own ten weird things, habits or little known facts, as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you must choose six people to be tagged and list their names.

Ten Weird Things About Arlene:

1) I always have to have an even number of eggs in a carton, and they have to be balanced. If I have an odd number, I’ll pull it out and put it in the refrigerator.

2) I can not, for the life of me, sleep in socks!!

3) I can’t breathe out of the right side of my nose…ever. When I’m sick it’s a million times worse because then I typically can’t breathe out of the left side either.

4) I had both of my children with no drugs…even my 10 lb moose that left me in labor for 38 or so hours!!

5) Like Shelli and Canada, I like peanut M&M’s and peanut butter cups, and I can’t STAND peanut butter!!!!

6) Along the same lines, I like macaroni salad, and I HATE mayonnaise!!

7) I just found out I’m an Aunt…

8) I’m scared to death of heights, but I love flying πŸ™‚

9) I love the OC and I’m sad it’s gone.

10) I used to love eating homemade playdoh!!

Alright ya’ll, you’re it!!
Connie, Uzzman, Sam-Girl, Barnmouse, Broken, Jenni

Go forth and meme!!!!!

{February 25, 2007}   Whatdya Think?

I changed my layout. I was looking for a 3 column layout, and found this one. I really like it, and for now I’m loving the white and clean look πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think, or if I’ve left anything out. I need to change the header around a bit, as it’s too plain for me, but not right now…going from a black theme to a white one means I have to change the text in ALL of my posts…yuck!

{February 25, 2007}   Sex

Shelli’s playing a fun game…go visit πŸ™‚

{February 25, 2007}   A Day In San Fran
Well, we were supposed to head off to Muir Woods today, to help cheer up Miss Charity. The rain had other plans though, so we headed into San Fran πŸ™‚ The photos below are in no order, because I’m feeling like ass (again) and don’t feel like putting them into order! (Um, yeah, the cold is going to run through our house again….and I’m first!!)
Going down Lombard

Somehow, Charity and I always find a mall!!

The sun, through the clouds and my tint.

Christopher, walking on the clouds!

Heading to Coit

The Golden Gate from Coit.

Charity and Ariel

Me and Ariel

And of course, me and Charity πŸ™‚

As always, more pictures are on my Flickr…and this time, there’s some cool ones!!

{February 23, 2007}   Yesterday’s Storm
A storm was’a brewin! Couple more pics in my Flickr

et cetera