Friday, September 30, 2011

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 musical purchases this year

This is actually a hard one because I have to be more careful with my money

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank God It's Thursday

I'm looking forward to a very quiet, cold weekend at home. All I want to do is get some stuff to Goodwill and read...and maybe get to the YMCA.

I don't ask for much...oh and I'd like to catch up on the few Doctor Who episodes that I've missed, because this Saturday is the season finale

I just wish I could have another long weekend.

Life is so much better when there are lots of three day weekends.

Oh and another reason to be happy that the weekend is upon us...I don't have to drive my sister to work! Yay! Cos frankly I'm sick of that!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Having An Argh Kinda Day

Dad isn't feeling well today.

I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in the hospital before this week is over.

We can't pinpoint what's wrong, but we know something is up. My guess is his blood count is probably dropping, which sucks, because we've had his anemia stabilized since the end of July.

But the weather is changing, and all that effects the lungs and breathing and everything else.

So I'm kind of expecting something to happen.

I'm hoping it doesn't...but I'm still expecting it.

~ Big Sigh~

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Want This Book

Everywhere I go, this book has been being pushed. It is called The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Here's the blurb that goes with the book: There are no grand announcements when Le Cirque des Rêves comes to town. It arrives without warning, its alluring black and white striped tents open for business only when darkness falls. For it is the circus of dreams, filled with acts of enchantment. But there is nothing fanciful about the game magicians Celia and Marco have been training to play since they were children. Both protégés of cruelly competitive men with extraordinary powers, they were groomed to participate in a fierce competition in which, unbeknownst to them, only one can be left standing. Even as they tumble headfirst into love—a deep magical love that makes lights flicker and the room grow warmer when they so much as touch hands—the deadly match must play out. And what of their calculating masters? The fates of everyone, including daring performers and captivated patrons, hang in the balance, as precariously as the death-defying acrobats soaring overhead.

“Debut author [Erin] Morgenstern doesn’t miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Night Circus is nothing less than sensational and will hold readers spellbound to the shocking last “act”….

I'm so getting this book next month from BOMC2, assuming I can wait that long!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Would Be A Lousy Mother

The more time I spend as a caregiver for my mom and dad the more I become aware of my failings in the parenting arena. I'm glad I never had the opportunity or the desire to procreate, because I fear I would be a lousy mother.

I have very little patience and I have the attention span of a fruit fly. I'm lousy at keeping house. The only thing that I am halfway decent at is cooking.

That's strange, because I didn't really learn the art of cooking until about a year ago.

Now it is the one thing I get a small amount of enjoyment from, but I don't get to try as many different recipes as I'd like. It comes from having to feed 5 or 6 people that have very different likes and dislikes.


Again, I say I'd be a lousy parent.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Moody Blues On National TV

I'm pretty sure the world is coming to an end. I've heard that the Moody Blues will be playing the Jimmy Fallon show on Oct 13th.

Its a damn Thursday night...


Guess the DVR will be working, because I have to see Justiny Poo and Lodgey..and erm..Graeme.

They are playing in support of their Precious Cargo tour...which oddly will be wrapping up in Canada at about that time and moving to Australia.


Little makes sense in the world of The Moodies if this is true, which I hope it is...because I miss the guys!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs that brighten your day

Blake Shelton - Honey Bee

Mika - Lollipop

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

Tommy James - Hold The Fire

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Lady Willpower

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yay For The Fall Season

So far I'm really happy with the way my tv shows are shaping up this fall. I adore 2 Broke Girls and am looking forward to Mike and Molly on Monday after 2 And A Half Men. (Not sure how I feel about that show right now).

NCIS was awesome on Tuesday...and my mom says Unforgettable was pretty good too.

I loved the premiere of The Middle and Modern Family. I'm glad to have those shows back...and Big Bang was hysterical tonight.

So much goodness and Psych comes back on Oct 12.

Woo hoo!

I'm going to be a couch potato this fall.

I'd rather do that than pay attention to the politics of this country...cos oye...I'm all for the Vote Em All Out option.

Pardon me while I go back under my rock...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This Is So True

Found and shared on facebook. It is true though....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TV viewing recap

~ 2.5 Men: Never liked the show much, but had to watch to see how Ashton Kutcher did. I enjoyed the epi more than the old ones, but that isn't saying much. I think this show is on its way out the door. Charlie Sheen may be a crazy warlock, but his method acting made that show. Oh and the guest stars? Boo to the hiss for what Lorre did with Dharma and Greg.

~ 2 Broke Girls: By far the best thing I've seen on telly in months. Really a cute comedy and one I look forward to watching again next week.

~ Castle: Please hook up Beckett and Castle please. I'm sick of the relationship angst. I love Nathan Fillion with all my heart but I can't take much more of the jealousy crap. I will keep watching though...cos...have I mentioned, I love Nathan Fillion.

~ Dancing With The Stars: I've seen clips and can I just say...Yay for Chaz! I was really happy at how well he/she did. Good for ya!

Now its time for NCIS! Yay! Mark Harmon rocks!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Things I've Done Today

~ 30 minutes of exercise

~ Grocery shopping

~ Stopped at the post office

~ Work and worry...both at the same time.

~ Reading

~ A bit of telly.

I'm still not up to par...the worry and thinky thoughts are messing with my sleep patterns. I need the stuff that is going on in my life to stop going on. I miss enjoying things and right now..the worry is sapping the enjoyment out of everything.

The only thing I did enjoy was a super silly song I heard on So Random yesterday. It's by Hot Chelle Rae, and it's called Tonight Tonight...and I bring you the silly it can embed itself in your brain as well as mine.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Things I Need To Catch Up On

~ Reading my friends blogs. I will try to stop by my f-list this weekend at least once.

~ Reading...I have a "to be read" pile that is sky high.

~ Exercise...all the stress in my life hasn't allowed me to get to the gym. Damn those thinky thoughts.

~ TV: I never finished watching Torchwood or True Blood or Eureka this season. ARGH!

~ Peaceful sleep....I can't seem to get any of that at all.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sorry To Be Absent

I'm still trying to get my life in order. Work stuff is still nerve wracking. I'm dealing with the loss of a feral cat that I've come to love. Oh and I haven't been sleeping well.

I'm on Facebook still..but I'm having a hard time coming up with blog posts.

I'll try to be better at keeping you updated and over the weekend, I'll try to check in on all of you.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fare thee well Creamsicle

107_5054 It is with great sadness that I post this picture of Creamsicle.

He was one of the feral cats that took up residence in my yard last fall. I did my best to keep him warm and fed in the winter.

I even managed to get him to come around to a few gentle pets when he was eating.

Sometime late Saturday night, he was hit by a car. On purpose, from what we've been told.

He is now at rest with my other furry friends and my heart is broken.

I miss his rather deadpan, meow, whenever I shook the food bowl for him.

The back porch just isn't the same without him.

I love ya kitteh, I hope my other furry babies are showing you around the Heavyside Layer now.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


It is hard not to dwell on the events of 10 years ago.

I was waking up to go to an afternoon shift at the store I worked in at the time. I read about the first plane hitting the tower on I, like the President, thought it was a small plane.

Then I read more.

Then the second plane hit...

Then there was The Pentagon...and news that there was a plane...possibly flying over my part of PA....I was scared to death. I ran across the street to my gram's house crying.

And then we continued to watch the events unfold.

Shanksville, PA is about 50 miles east of my little hometown, but it felt so close...too close for comfort.

So in remembrance of all that were lost today..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Nerves Are Shot

I'm really having a tough time keeping things together right now. I hate that. I've been blogging for years and even in my worst bouts of depression I've managed to blog.

But I'm not sure I can right now.

There's just so much bothering me on many different levels and I wish I could remain calm but I can't. So if I'm not around...feel free to shoot me an email. I will try to answer..and I'll try to keep this blog updated more often.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Not Feeling Well

Just not doing good mentally or physically right now..My posting may be a bit sporatic here...Dad was in the ER the other night..I've got job issues that are causing me stress...I can't think to blog much right now.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Its The Last Day Of Summer

Would you believe it never hit 70 here in my part of the world?

I have long jammies on!

I'm actually quite happy about that, because those 90 degree days were really getting on my nerves.

I'm always happiest when temperatures are between 65 and 75.

That's good comfy weather.

Here's hoping September is full of those kind of days!

I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Doctor Who = Wonderfulness

I have to say, as much as I adore David Tennant, Matt Smith's Doctor rules all. I have really enjoyed the last season and a half, and this second part of this season has been fantastic.

Yesterday's episode, Night Terrors was probably one of my favorites that get filed under "creepy creepy" Who. My all time favorite was last season's Vincent and the Doctor. No joke, if I see a re-run of that show, I will be in tears at the end. That particular episode, should have won an award. The guy who played Vincent Van Gogh was incredible, and Karen Gillian as Amy of my favorite companions of the new series. I may like her more than Donna Noble..and Donna was my favorite companion after Sarah Jane Smith.

Even if you aren't a total Who Nerd or even a fan of the show..(I'm somewhere in between). Last night's episode really begs to be watched. If you love horror definitely want to check this one out..Oh and if you watched the final season of Ashes to will see a familiar face in this episode. 

I wish I could have gotten into Torchwood this season. I watched the first episode and never bothered to continue. It just left me with a whole lot of "meh" feelings.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

One Thing

It is too freaking hot.

I think most of the east coast will agree..

Oh another thing..

It has been over a month and no ER visits for dad!!!!

Praise Jesus!!!

Let's see how long this will last!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Blogger Interface..


I hate when sites change things that aren't broken. Facebook is good for this..blogger not so much, UNTIL NOW!


Glad I'm not forced to deal with the change just yet, a stubborn child..I don't wanna!

Why is it that we try to improve on things that are just fine as they are..but things that are totally fubarred..we don't want to do anything with?