Friday, November 30, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs that melt your heart

1. Zac Brown Band - Goodbye In Her Eyes

2. Zac Brown Band - Colder Weather

3. The Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn

4. Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - This House Is Empty Now

5. The Monkees - French Song

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Not A Good Day

Dad's been to the hospital twice today.

Once at midnight, and he was released at 2:30 and then a few hours later.

He's going to have a short stay.

Here's hoping we can keep all our sanity until he comes home.

For all the time I spend at Mon Valley Hospital, I should work there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

So Much To Do

I have reviews to write...

Decorations to sort out

Lists to make when it comes to cookies...this year I have to decide which ones I'm making so I don't overspend on ingredients.

Can you believe it?

I can go overboard on making cookies?

Can you ever have too many cookies?

Then there is the cleaning.

I will accept help from anyone willing to drive to Goodwill with stuff or bring garbage bags. I want the house to look decent for the holiday.

Now all I need are more hours in the day...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cat Poems!

This is so funny!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh No Snow

Tonight we are supposed to get the first ...uh...uh..

I can't say the word.

You can't make me type it.

That white fluffy stuff that signifies winter is here.


I'm going to make like a bird and fly south for the winter!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another Sunday Night

My feelings for Sunday night, as summed up by a picture found on Facebook

It is sad, when these things really reflect your life.

Now could someone please tell Monday not to show up this week?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

This Is What I've Done With My Holiday Weekend

1. Stuffed my face with too much food.

2. Watched Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and Arthur Christmas

3. Did a whole lot of nothing and slept in very strange patterns.

4. Actually got to the Y a few times, but that did nothing to cancel out all the food I consumed in the last 4 days.

5. Slept in the damn chair and gave myself back pain.

5. Played with the kittens

Yup I lead such an exciting life!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Is Just Wrong

I think I was raised right. We never did any shopping on Black Friday, except maybe if we needed groceries.

Every time I see people out on Black Friday, I can't help but think about how greedy we've all become. Sure the toy shoppers are out there getting gifts for their kids. I'm still pretty sure that it is status stuff too, that makes mom and dad look good and not trying to get something because your child really really wants it.

When I was little it was Cabbage Patch Dolls.

Guess what?

I never got one for Christmas, and I'm still here.

I did eventually get one..but it was long past the insanity of it all.

When it comes to electronics on Black Friday that is all about greed. Lining up to get iPods, TVs, Computers.


I guess we were poor, because in my family,  you didn't buy people TVs for Christmas.

In fact in all my Christmases. The one thing I got that brought me the most joy was this doll: Baby Soft Sounds. I wish I still had her, I loved her so much.

I like Christmas to be, good food, great music, and pretty decorations...the stuff will always be there.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

I'm baking florentine cookies right now and then pumpkin pies.

I may stop in time to sleep for a few hours before starting the actual dinner.

The florentines are so good.

I mean they are super good.

You know...cookiegasm good.

Yeah they are that good.

I've got to get back to my cookies.

I am just a baking diva...if you want any..the line forms here

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Its Almost Thanksgiving

Pardon me while I have a panic attack.

The house looks like hell.

I just can't get anything done.

Someone put a big garbage dumpster outside so I can just tilt the house over and let all the crap fall out!

Do you think that would work?

If not, can someone come with a few boxes of Glad trashbags?

Monday, November 19, 2012

When Rock Stars and Politicians Collide

I had a nightmare last night.

It was one of those dreams that stays in your mind but not completely. I know what people were in it, but I can't really tell you a whole lot about what was going on or why.

Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran was in the dream and John Boehner.

Yeah, this is nightmarish stuff.

Not Nick Rhodes, I'd welcome him in my dreams anytime, but John Boehner. That is someone that I never want to appear in my dreams/nightmares ever again.

I could accept this kind of dream if I had taken Nyquil or Tylenol PM, but nope, this is something my mind came up with on its own!


I hope I have a better night's sleep tonight

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Watching M*A*S*H

My Sunday nights almost always seem to revolve around the 4077. I'm not sure why. Maybe it is because I harbor a strange crush on Alan Alda's Hawkeye.

Tonight they aired the first episode with Sherman Potter. I have to admit, I've seen many episodes of this show, when they were actually on, when I was a wee bitty girl and in re-runs, but I never saw the epi Change Of Command.

I have seen the epi where Henry Blake leaves though a few dozen times.

There were so many cast changes in that show, a lot of the early ones because of Alan Alda really stealing the spotlight from the other actors.

Ah well.

Still it is good TV, something there isn't much of these days.

Who was your favorite character on M*A*S*H?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Best Thanksgiving Poem Ever!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 albums on your wish list right now

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A World Without Twinkies?

I'm trying to grasp what a world without Twinkies, Ho-Ho's and Suzi-Qs will be like, if Hostess Bakery liquidates starting tomorrow.

I don't know about you, but the world is starting to seem a whole lot more bleak!

I mean, this is worse than The Fiscal Cliff the idjits in Washington are ready to jump from!

I say jump!

I mean, life without Twinkies?

It is hardly a life worth living.

They were actually one snack cake that you could have for dessert that didn't make you feel too guilty. (Except when you're at an amusement park eating them deep fried!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diet Is Die with at T

This is the post where I whine about being fat and give the world a lot of excuses why nothing works for me anymore.

Allow me to start whining now.

1. I have to cook for 5 to 6 people nearly ever day. Weight Watchers TV dinners aren't an option for me anymore.

2. Because of the nature of my parents illnesses, I don't get to leave the house much. I used to go the Y a few times a week, I'm lucky if I get there once now.

3. My dad has a sweet tooth, which means I tend to back a lot.

4. Every day when I come home from work, he wants a freaking McChicken! That ultimately ends up with me getting something too. ARGH!

My life is one big stress bubble and unfortunately I eat when I'm stressed.

~Big sigh~

Anyone want to come to my pity party?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ear Worms

You know, I have to say most songs that get stuck in my head are songs I've heard on the radio multiple times.

What really drives me crazy is when a song that I've not even listened to somehow manages to work its way inside my mind.

That is truly annoying.

Sometimes you just have to mention a song and it gets stuck in your head. You know, like Barry Manillow's Mandy.


The power of suggestion is really a nasty thing.

So please don't mention Taylor Swift around me...cos I'm really sick of that Never Ever Ever Gonna Get Back Together is the most horrific piece of musical trash ever, and once it gets in your head, it is a total parasite, it won't leave!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Just A Few Words

I'm a cheap date.

Give me one Sam Adams Winter Lager and I'm out like a light. Of course I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night, but still.


I slept through all the shows I usually watch on Monday night.

2 Broke Girls


Mike and Molly


I guess I needed the sleep, right?

Its such an exciting life I lead.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sundays Aren't My Fundays

For those of you that are used to my Sunday night rants, you can move along, there's nothing to see here.

Same rant, different week.

All I want is a weekend where I can REST.

I'm pretty sure that's never ever ever going to happen and I will be eternally cranky on Sundays.

I can't even sit in Starbucks and enjoy a damn coffee. I have to grab it and go.

I need a vacation from my life. Somewhere I can go with just a few books, a pot of coffee and a pillow, where I don't have to worry about cleaning potty chairs, and filling pill bottles. Just for one stinking lousy day.

But do you know what?

It isn't going to happen, because no one can be bothered to learn anyone's pills besides me.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pictures, I Love 'Em & I Hate 'Em

I was cleaning again today and I came across a lot of old photos.


The problem is, these photos were just laying about or in their envelopes.

They had no place to go.

I love looking at old photos, but I hate trying to find places for them.

I think that's one of the reasons I like digital photography so much. I can view the photos at any time. I can get prints or books etc made of them, or even a fancy digital frame that lets me see many pictures, but without the clutter.

I can't take the clutter anymore.

There's so much stuff in this house that doesn't need to be here, and getting rid of it...either to the garbage or to goodwill is driving me to the brink.

I wish I could just put a big garbage bin outside the house and just start chucking everything in.

Friday, November 09, 2012


~ Dad came home from the hospital today. Not sure why they kept him this time, except to give us a vacation from his shenanigans!

~ The house is a mess and I need to spend the weekend cleaning it.

~ I have nothing done for Thanksgiving, and I'm not celebrating Christmas this year.

~ This is going to be the first election stress free weekend. I need to find a good movie to watch tomorrow night!

~ I miss Doctor Who, but the thought of Cybermen being a huge part of the next series makes me a little nauseous. They need to come up with something different.

~ I need to rewatch this week's episode of The Neighbors, as I fell asleep through it on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Republicans and Other Terrifying Things

Bilbo sent a letter to the Republican Party via his blog, and I have a few things I'd like to say as well.

Dear GOP,

I guess the O in GOP really does stand for "old."

I'm going to solve some problems for you, actually most informed citizens know this already, but I'm going to remind you, and some of this may even go against the party I belong too.

Bush tax cuts...let them expire. These are cuts to Social Security. A bad move on W's part to begin with. You don't take funds away from something that you are killing.

Secondly, the wage cap on SS that kicks in at somewhere around $100,000.00, yeah, well that needs to go. As long as you are collecting a check, you should pay into the program. It helps everyone.

There are other ways to cut spending besides cutting necessary programs. You don't cut things that help other Americans. What you might consider is starting to write laws that are only laws, bills etc that don't have fillers about funding for bug research or some other stupid thing. You don't cut education, because that is just stupid. If you want to be innovative and move the country forward, you need smart people creating things.

You've got to stop insulting the intelligence of the American people. (An FYI that's women, latinos, blacks etc) You've also got to stop foisting your religious beliefs on the rest of the world. We were a country that is founded on religious freedom. That means accepting the beliefs of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Wiccans and even Atheists. Everyone has a right to their beliefs.

Maybe when you move into the 21st century, people will accept you. It would help if you got rid of people like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Paul Ryan too.

Now get to work and stop undermining the president, it makes you look like a bunch of grade school kids.


The Mistress of the Dark


There's nothing more terrifying as a Republican, especially if that Republican is Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Nothing Like Sore Losers

I'm sick of apologizing for my 60 year old brother who is unfortunately one of those republicans that needs to have their head pulled from their ass.

I've apologized to family and friends because of his tirades against Obama this year.

Apparently all who cast a vote for the President are lazy.

Well F-you my dear brother. You are just as bad as Romney in making at 47% statement, and at least Romney, conceded with grace and dignity. I may not have liked him or voted for him, but at least he came across then as a gentlemen. It is a shame, the same cannot be said for you.

Oh and I have to say, I was so happy OH went blue!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


I think this says it all, don't you?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Annoying Political Thing

I saw a picture of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama today on Facebook, and some idjit made a comment that these two men were responsible for the deaths of thousands of babies.

This is where I want to stand up and punch people.

Pro Choice does not mean pro abortion. Just as in a perfect world Pro Life would mean life for all things, not just unborn babies.

I'm sure neither man wants to see women having abortions for shits and giggles.

I can't begin to express the anger I feel at people that think that a women raped doesn't deserve the right to terminate the pregnancy or that a mother who might not survive wouldn't have that opportunity if abortions weren't something that could be medically provided to them.

I don't believe abortion should be used as a form of birth control, but there are several instances where it is necessary.

And idjits, women don't wake up and decide to have unprotected sex just so they can have a gov't funded abortion.

And if you are so Pro Life, why are you also Pro Gun. Pro Life should mean anti-death penalty too you know. (And anti-killing period)

Respect ALL LIFE, not just one area.

Oh and what of all the service men that were killed overseas in 2 wars that we didn't necessarily have to fight?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Another Weekend Gone

This was a three day weekend for me.

I should feel rested, right?

No. I don't.

I feel like I've been pulled at both ends.

I'm more tired today than I was on Friday morning.

How is that fair?

And the political ads aren't helping. They are filling me with rage. I can't take another one. Why is there no rock I could hide under until Wednesday?

Its giving me a headache the size of Texas.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Too Soon

Yesterday I went to Giant Eagle and they were piping Christmas music through the store.


November 2?

That is so not right.

It is beyond wrong in fact.

However today took things a little too far.

I watched my first Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel.

Yup, you read that right, the first Christmas movie of the year, Christmas Song, on Hallmark.

They couldn't wait a few more weeks. Nope, that would be too easy and keep us from going totally mad before Thanksgiving.

On the plus side, the movie was cute, but not cute enough that it couldn't have waited a few more weeks.

Why don't they just start pushing the holiday at Labor Day or even July 4th!

I guess the point is to be sick of Christmas before it even gets here, right?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs you are thankful to have discovered this year

1. Amanda Ply - I Secretly
2. Diana Krall - There Ain't No Sweet Man, That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
3. Zac Brown Band - Goodbye In Her Eyes
4.Little Big Town - Pontoon
5. Miranda Lambert - White Liar 

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!

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Gizmo will do anything to get warm!