Figuring It Out As I Go…











{February 6, 2008}   Long Time No Type

Hey everyone!  It’s been awhile!  Just thought I’d say hello 🙂

I miss blogging on here, but it’s just easier not to still.

As for Mr. Waylon, he attacked Frankie (it was TOTALLY Frankie’s fault!!) but we had to get rid of him 😦  I still miss him terribly, and I think if anyone should have gone, it should have been Frankie, but what’s done is done…

I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope to talk to ya’ll soon 🙂

PS
I had my ankle surgery!!

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{December 6, 2007}   What’s New?

I know I don’t post on here often, but look, it does happen sometimes!

I’ve been in MN this week, doing some work and training in our corporate office.  I love it here a lot!  I love the cold, the snow, etc.  I’d stay here in a heartbeat!!  I was hoping to get to visit with Cheeky, but that just isn’t happening.  It’s impressive how busy one remains on a business trip!  Well, maybe next time!

On Friday and Saturday before we left for our business trip, my boss and I took her son and my daughter to both nights of Jingle Ball.  We saw Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne, Sean Kingston, Natasha Bedingfield, One Republic, Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T’s, and CuteIs What We Aim For (not in that order).  We all had so much fun, and it was the first concert (and 2nd) for both kids!  Yeah, I know, we’re cool moms 🙂  If you’re my friend on Flickr you can see the pics there, along with some snowy MN pics 🙂

I’ve been dreaming about my Uncle the past couple of nights.  The dreams are always scary…someone trying to hurt me, but then I see my Uncle and I feel calm, but then something happens, I don’t know what, and I’m terrified and yelling for my Aunt.  It’s been the exact same dream both times, and last night I woke myself up yelling for my Aunt 😦  I have no idea what these dreams mean or why I’m having them.  I mean, my first thought would be that I just miss him because this is my first set of holidays without him, but the scary parts make me wonder…who knows.  I just hope I don’t have them tonight!  Or ever again for that matter!

I’m second guessing surgery, which actually happens a lot lately.  I’m worried that it’s going to make it worse, or just not help at all.  I don’t know.  Part of me thinks it’s the best thing I can do for myself, and part of me thinks that it may just be something I have to learn to live with, and going under the knife won’t do anything for it…I’m open to opinions.

Alright, I think that’s it.  I need to get some work done now!



{October 9, 2007}   “Scalpel Please”

So my surgery is officially scheduled…Nov 13th, the day before my birthday! I’ll be down for 6 freakin’ weeks! I may not make it ya’ll, ’cause staying home and in bed is NOT my strong suit! Thank God I’ll be on good drugs! We’re going to celebrate my birthday the weekend before, and Kristen is going to come hang out with me on my birthday. She’s also in charge of decorating my cast, ’cause she’s super creative and artistic 😀 My boss is going to try to set me up to work from home…we’ll see. We have a meeting with HR on Friday to talk about it. I’d really hate to be so out of the loop for so long with all of my added responsibilities…seriously! Not to mention, not only will I be in bed on my birthday, but Turkey Day, Tyler’s Birthday, Christmas and New Years!! Yuck. Seriously.

On the upside, my ankle will be all better…right? Sure.  Have I mentioned I’m fucking terrified?  Yeah.  I am.  I won’t be able to WALK!!!!!

So I’m going to try to move before my surgery…I put in an application for a duplex tonight. It’s really nice! 2 stories, 3bd 2 ba 1300 sq ft, and super close to their school. That matters a lot right now, because if I don’t live within walking distance of their school, I’m not going to be able to have them when I have my surgery since I won’t be able to walk or drive. So cross your fingers for us!

And of course, this affects the plan Kristi and I had to get a tattoo and more holes on the 10th. Not really though, we just rescheduled it to the 4th. Figured I should give myself a week of healing time before needles and scalpels 😉

Well, I think that’s all my news for now…I’m off to read blogs like a good girl now!



{October 2, 2007}   Protected: My New Hole

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Sounds like a great day huh 😉 It’s really a book I’m reading…

I can’t believe I forgot to post my lessons learned in MN! My cute little Dash…yeah, it’s durable! It flew off the top of Katie’s car at 50mph! It’s fine. In one piece. Scratched. No big deal. I almost cried though! I mean, seriously, this thing isn’t even paid for yet! So yeah, great phone, and VERY durable!

My Aunt Betty and Cheril have been down here all week. I love it. I’ve gotten to spend so much time with them! We had a BBQ tonight for my cousin Nathan…he’s 31. Damn that’s old 😉

I took Frankie to the vet…he was coughing. $270 later, he had an antibiotic, antihistamine, and was updated on his vaccines. My wallet hurts though. Damn expensive ass dog! Andrew brought up a good point though: It’d be hard to explain to the kids why he was dead 😉

I watched Georgia Rule tonight. Great movie!!!!! It even made me cry, which, let’s be honest here, isn’t hard to do lately. Speaking of, I have a brain dump coming…I’m going to password it though. I’ll email ya’ll the password when the time comes, and if I don’t email you, feel free to email me thebrunette1980@yahoo.com.

Oh yeah…I’m stealing the send me your address idea. I realized tonight when I was picking up my bedroom that I have a ton of postcards lying around from the trips this summer. So send me your address (if you trust me) and I’ll send you a random card or post card. It’ll be a fun way for us all to wrap up summer and get through winter, which I know can be very long for some of you! And if you don’t want to email me your addy, that’s fine too. I’m easy peasy tonight. Could be the vicodin I took for my ankle. Whatev.

Oh, my ankle. Yeah, it’s fucked. And by fucked I mean I may have to have a pin put in it. I’ve been doing physical therapy twice a week for a month, still going. I have a brace that they special ordered me that I have to wear 24/7. It’s fun. Only not. Oh, and did I mention it hurts like HELL! Yeah. It does. So there is no running in my future…I can ride a bike though, which I’ve been doing almost every night. I LOVE it 🙂

Ok, that’s all for now. I’m going to go read blogs like a good little girl. Oh, check out the pics in my flickr. Got a cute froggie today 🙂



So yeah, I’ve been pulled over twice in a week for my windows…I think I’m going to finally pull the tint off. It was fun while it lasted, but I don’t have the time or money for all these fix it tickets!

I hated my Blast phone, so I traded it in for the Tmobile Dash. So far, I love it! And today is my second day with it, so I think we’ll be ok this time! It’s a “smart phone” and I can synch it with my Outlook, listen to music on it, text easily with the FULL Qwerty board, etc. It’s a great phone so far!!

I took Ariel to her consultation to have 4 teeth pulled with the oral surgeon yesterday. You see, her teeth are so close together that they’re not falling out, so the adult teeth are below the surface and starting to turn because there’s no where for them to go. Not good. So on the 23rd they’re puttin’ her out and yankin’ the teeth! She’s not worried at all. I, on the other hand, am freaking the fuck out that they’re putting my baby to sleep! I know I have no reason to, but she’s my baby dammit!! Oh, and did I mention, AFTER insurance, it’s going to cost $565!!!! Yeah, my dental insurance doesn’t want to pay to put a 9 YEAR OLD to sleep to pull 4 TEETH! Assholes. The oral surgeons biller is going to try to get it covered, which means her dad and I will get reimbursed, but in the mean time, we have to pay the full $565. I thank Bob that he and his wife are so willing to cover half (like they’re supposed to) and that we don’t have to fight about stuff like this!

I went to my doc yesterday for my ankle, because I rolled it again, and got some wonderful news:

  • I can’t run anymore, for at least 6 months, but maybe not ever.
  • The only cardio I can do is ride a bike or swim…we all know I don’t know how to swim so I guess I need to buy a bike, because….
  • I also have to lose weight…20-30lbs to be exact. He said having extra weight on my ankle is not helping it, and right now, it needs all the help it can get!
  • I’m also back in physical therapy, and he wants me on crutches (um, no thank you!)

So physical therapy starts back up next week. Weight loss starts tomorrow, and I guess I need to count some pennies to fund a bike after paying for her freaking teeth to get yanked!

Carlos is THIS Friday! I can’t wait!

Official trip to MN countdown: 16 days baby, 16 days! Oh, did I mention I’m a jackass? Yeah, I didn’t realize the first Monday in Sept is a holiday. I totally could have stayed another day! Oh well. I can’t change my tickets now, it’ll cost around $100. It just means I’ll have a day of rest before coming back to work, which I’m sure I’ll need 😛

Oh, and today’s the kids’ first day back to school. 1st and 4th grades! Holy shit when did they grow up????? Ariel has blue hair again too. It’s not nearly as cute as it was last time, but if you’re so inclined, you know where to find the pictures! I’ll be uploading more tonight when I get home 🙂

Alright, I think that’s it. Gotta work now!



{July 20, 2007}   Asics

Well, I got my running shoes today. I love them, although I haven’t run in them yet. I would run tonight, but I rolled my ankle a little and it hurts like hell. Kristen and I are going to get pedis after work though, and that always helps things below the knee that hurt 🙂

I’ve picked about 6 other races I want to run this year. I’m pretty excited!

More later. When I’m more coherent!



{February 21, 2007}   Random Wednesday!

I picked up my Uncle’s memorial cards yesterday. His memorial is March 3rd, and I told my Aunt I’d make the cards. I actually didn’t get far before I started crying, so John had to make them. When my Aunt said she wanted 100, I decided Kinko’s could print them 🙂 I cried when I picked them up though. He looks so happy on them…it’s how I want to remember him, but all these steps just keep making it more final that he’s gone.I may have broken one of the toilets this morning. I’ve been using this lip plumper from Avon. You put it on twice a day. I LOVE IT!! But, I may have ACCIDENTALLY dropped it in the toilet as it was flushing this morning. It’s about as big around as a tampon, and longer than a tube of mascara. John says it’s stuck. He says he’s going to have to take the toilet off and get it out of the whoop-de-doo part. He didn’t find it nearly as amusing as I did…oops!

I’ve been a good girl, and gone to the gym the last 2 nights. I think I’m out of my funk, and I’m ready to start shedding pounds again!! I have to go slow, because of my ankle, but I’m really enjoying myself 🙂

I got a call yesterday from a random guy. Apparently I dropped my business card into a fishbowl at my fav Mexican place, and I won a free lunch for myself and 6 friends. So a group of us from work are going on Friday! I’m so excited!! I’ve never won anything before!

I think I made my car mad. I put gas in it, and realized a day or so in that there was a trend. Every time I get gas at this place, my car gets a little irritated. It’s a little more so this time. When I push on the gas, it jumps a little, and I swear the Nissan symbol on my steering wheel flips me off! I was on half a tank this morning, so I put good gas in it, and I’m going to put an additive in it tonight, and hopefully it will be all happy again 🙂

Well, I think that’s all for my random post…Happy Hump Day!!



{February 15, 2007}   An Ankle Named OWWWW!!!!

So, I’m sitting at my desk. Sideways, because my ankle is propped up with ice on another chair. And I’m eating cheerios, because I’m a baby still. And they’re all over the floor, because I keep missing my mouth, because I’m a baby still 🙂

Yes, this is a ghetto wrap!


Hope we have hungry mice here!

And why is my foot propped up with ice you ask? Because I rolled my ankle on Monday, and it’s now in worse shape than when I originally tore everything. I’m also walking with a cane now. Just call me House.



{January 27, 2007}   Holy Shit!!

Amazing that my ankle can be THROBBING….STILL. What the hell??? Um, Kristine, I’m ready for that milkshake now, laced with some whiskey please 🙂 Isn’t it great that I thought it would be a good idea to WALK around San Fran all day tomorrow?? i think I’ll have Sarah and Ariel alternate carrying me 😉 Don’t worry, I’m sure Sarah will capture my gimpiness!

In other news, I’ve decided that since you guys take the time to read my crap, and then comment, I’m going to take the time to start responding 🙂



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