Sunday, November 8, 2009

he's lazy.

so am i.

i am trying, though.
i did some laundry and some dishes.
i should cook tonight, but i am still
digesting last night's dinner. ::blech::

the wonderful hubby invited people over this weekend.
and my house is less than "home-y" right now.
so i am scrambling
trying to make sense of all of the little pieces
that have made their way into our homes over the years.

i need to find my "style" sense, i think.
i like what i like, and unfortunately,
i like a lot of different things.

now i have to figure out how to make them fit.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

on beer pong.

halloween did not disappoint this year.
everyone came to my neighborhood to
trick or treat:
there was a zebra

and the kool-aid man

and the clan from the batman comics
harley quinn, joker, batman, robin...and poison ivy.

here's one of just the nephews and niece

i went to a co-worker's party later that night.
turns out, i'm pretty good at beer pong.

i met up with achmed.
you know-

the dead terrorist
and had a few shots to make sure
i would remember my night
well into sunday morning...

this old girl just aint what she used to be-
but it sure was fun pretending i could hang!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

on mute.

i don't pick up my camera as much anymore
and it shows.

i need to prioritize
that is my issue.

i'm thinking i need to be more selfish
it sounds horrrible
but i feel myself slipping away
the more i let my hobbies slide.

happy saturday.
i'm headed into work
but you can bet i will be
obsessing about my paints and inks and pictures.
and my CAMERA.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


i can't believe i haven't updated in so long.
who am i kidding?
yes i can
i'd like to say i've been playing in the sun.

but i really haven't.

life has been confusing and overwhelming.
i sometimes have to remember that i am happy
to be off all those meds ...
but there are times when i am so stuck in emotional mud
that its all i can do to get to tomorrow.
it's all about letting someone down.
always, someone is going to be let down-
most times it's me.
and i guess that's okay
because that's what i do to not have the guilt.

i am not one that deals well with change
if i know what to expect i know how i will deal
ya know?
the past few weeks my schedule has been pretty much
here and there and everywhere and i am not liking it.
i do not deal well with change.

i am waiting to hear if this VA thing will go through.
i may get to go back to school spring 2010...
and it's another thing that gets me all worked up.
i want to do it.
i am excited to go.
i LOVE school supplies.
but i am 33 freaking years old.
& i kinda feel like
"what's the point?".

i dont deal well with change.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

33 is the year for me.

saturday was my 33rd.

i had family over.
i had cake.
i had two, actually.

i am thinking this year holds
a lot of promise
and i am ready to rock it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

on living overseas.

see, the thing about living in new countries is
you get used to having wonderful new food addictions.

and then you leave.

today i was trying to make jam cookies.

i gave it a pretty good go.
they don't taste like the jam cookies
we were in love with in australia.

the kids are as disappointed as i am.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

i want to live in yesterday.

got the heck out of dodge
day trip to the 325 is always good.
stopped in to have a look-see at the
american british antiques shop...
the kids din't know what to make of these...

made me feel like *i* was an antique...

loved the downtown streets...
so many photo ops...

NEVER enough time...

so far sunday is a drag.
i have things planned...
but once again i am left to
deal with the stress of living
too close to the fire.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

on saturday.

what a nice read...
finished this today-
just short of the deadline i set for myself.

i didn't cry
which suprises me,
since i am quite teary lately
about a lot of things.

i thought is was a lovely story,
just not heartwrenching.
no spoilers
in case one of you are going to pick it up-
i just wasn't feeling
the tragedy of it.

now to wait for my friend to read it
so we can go see the movie together!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

oh dear.

life had me by the horns
and i forgot to check in here.

an update:

i am still here.
still a coffee addict.

now so is he -
ariston james

named after his uncle. (awh)

don't let his size fool you

he takes up a lot of space in our hearts.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

pretty much.

pretty much had a laid back sunday

pretty much love the girl one's choice in polish

pretty much just working and drinking and facebooking.

yeah that's life lately. pretty much.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

how much wood *would* a woodchuck chuck?

i scrapped.

technically twice.

thanks to the laid back feeling
that came when i popped open
my second cider.

so love.

Monday, July 20, 2009


the weather has been a tease lately.
so has my sanity.
there are so many thoughts rolling around
my noggin...

i actually cleared the clutter off my desk the other day
in hopes of actually putting
thoughts and pictures
and glue and stickers
on a page again.

my day off is friday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

greetings from san antonio

where the heat is so intense
it's making me reconsider my position
on swimming...

and where even though i am
really craving bucca de peppo
i am up the creek, bc
the nearest one is in austin!!

oh well.
i don't need the calories anyhow!

Friday, July 10, 2009

second day off

will include hanging curtains and shelves and pictures.
in the home of this cute mama

yes, that pic is from easter.
and yes, there is a cascarone on her noggin
and these two rascals..

we will have to go to sams club...

then a quick stop by work
to say good-bye to the bossman
who is moving to vegas...

and then laundry.

full day-
how the heck does that constitute
a day OFF?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

pics for dani.

i promised i'd share
pics of the new bag:

the girl one's new 'do:

and the new dresses-
even though my preggo sister ness
is modeling this one for ya:

so there.

full swing summer schedule.

life has been crazy.
and also chill.

i wake up.
leave for work
stop by the bucks, first things first.

then work.
then home.
cider if i can...
maybe some netflix...

days off?
still includes coffee

so mundane
and i guess that's the way i like it
the kids are enjoying the summer.
sleep sleep and sleep.
they are teenagers after all.
the girl one has green hair.
i love it.
she dyed it all dark brown, then left her bangs
light so she could dye them green.
i am loving it.
wish i could do something like that.
i once had pink bangs.
waaaay back when i was an officers wife.
loved it.

okay, well, i am off to get ready for my day
a good friend of mine moved back to TX
from germany... i am looking forward to lunch
with her and her baby!!

be well, friends.

Friday, June 19, 2009

on the outside.

everything is beautiful

not so much!!

i am looking to improve
the scenery around here.
i haven't cleaned one bit
all week
there are dishes in my sink
and moldy cherries in my fridge...
today is my day to catch up
before the girlone returns from camp.

i am looking forward to her non-stop
stories on the three hour drive home...
pics to follow for sure!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

going under

its wanting to go home
to the time when life was simple.

it's wanting time to be inspired
instead of swallowing each moment
and letting it pull you under.

Monday, June 1, 2009

summer approaches

new hobbies

new hiding places

and new music

i am open to all three

Friday, May 29, 2009

my friday my way.

i woke up with visions of
waffles and big glasses of milk
dancing in my head.

got ready for my day
watched a bit of news
and headed to the breakfast room

the fact that it was texas shaped
only enhanced the flavor. :)
headed out to my class
the last in this series

said my good byes
and then jumped in
the rav4 and headed home.
i love that i am no longer
afraid to drive to other cities

Thursday, May 28, 2009

in austin.

left early this morning.
first things first.

attended the training...
learned a few things
and found out i knew more
than i originally thought.
can that be right?

checked into my hotel
love the colors.
ohemgee the orange
speaks to me
and then i got bored

so i hit the road to
find some mischief.

now it's dinner time.

then lights out
early morning.
complimentary breakfast...