October 29, 2014


Petunia went over BB's house after school yesterday and helped color BB's hair. According to Petunia, it was a bit of a fail since she was trying to dye red to green. Oops.

Petunia had a major eye make up fail this morning that upset Sharky. Her cat eyes were a little too much, extending past her eyes at least half an inch. He told me to take all her make up away. Didn't have time for that, so I made her run into the bathroom and wipe the "tails" off. Looked a lot better when she was done. Going to have to have another talk with her about "less is more."

Haven't heard anything else from my kids. Sent a text to Bear and let him know that I'm always here to talk to him, he did respond and said he appreciated it and loved me. *sigh* Yes, I'm nosy. I think TBoo is sad that she's lost a friend (the nutter who wants to marry Bear) but she'll get over it.

October 28, 2014


When I spoke to the doctor about my headaches, he asked if I would try one more OTC product before talking about another rx (which, obviously, I don't want). I said sure and he suggested Aleve. Well, we bought some (geeze, horse sized pills, but gel so easier to swallow) and they actually work for now. No, I'm not complaining, I'm actually surprised. He said he had heard from others that Aleve works better for headaches than Tylenol/Motrin, so he had been suggesting that. I'm glad he did. I'll save the Tylenol for other things.

Petunia is going over to BB's house after school to help her out with coloring her hair (BB's hair, not Petunia's). I tried to talk them into doing it tomorrow since it is early out, but BB wants to wash her hair before they go trick or treating on Friday and tomorrow would be too late (have to wait 2-3 days before washing). Oh well, Sharky's picking her up at 8 and they're feeding her dinner. She'll have fun.

Drama is all over FB. TBoo bitched publicly over her now ex-best friend. Bear refuses to speak to me about it, even though I have absolutely nothing to do with it at all. I don't know if the girl is legitimately crazy or if Bear really was considering marrying her. On the GA front, R&T were attacked by not only his mother, but his brother (the wanna-be rapper) in a really bizarre rant with swearing, cursing, bad grammar and atrocious spelling. I wish we had a few spare bucks to get them to move down here and settle in, close to family but far away from the vitriol and racist hatred where they are living now. Both situations really pissed off Sharky last night. I agreed with him, some situations should not be discussed publicly on Facebook.

October 27, 2014

Sharky's smoking

"100 days tobacco free. $624. not spent on cigarettes."

Weight loss

In 15 weeks I've lost 23 lbs. Most drastic was at first, have been averaging about a pound a week. Not too shabby.


Spooktacular last night was awesome. Petunia looked fab in her costume and we all enjoyed people watching. I did take a pain pill, which helped a lot but by 1/2 way through, my hip started locking up and it was hard to walk. I made it though. Stopped at Krystal's, per our tradition, and didn't go overboard. LOL My medicine schedule was a bit messed up because of it all, but I worked it out and my numbers were good this morning.

Felinertia: Rupert has been a super snuggly dude for the past couple of days. Laid down in bed yesterday for a bit and he crawled right up on me, purring, kneading, and snorting like a little piggy. So cute. Honestly, he just loves the velour blanky, but he likes squishy momma too when its cold out. Wish he was this affectionate all year round.

October 26, 2014


Bear is driving me nuts. He's supposedly in love with JB, a girl he didn't know in high school and who had followed Bug's friend up to NC and was dumped because she was crazy. Bear befriended her because because she was friends with TBoo and now they are getting married or they are broken up. He refuses to talk to me about it, saying he'll explain everything at a later date - I got all my info from Bug & TBoo. They are disgusted with their "friend" and don't seem to approve of her relationship with Bear at all. Found out that JB has two kids who she willingly gave custody to the father so she wouldn't have to deal with it all. Wow, that's just great. I know Bear is lonely but still, this is just too much.

Went to the doctor's on Friday morning and only lost 3 lbs instead of the 4 (1 weekly) that I was hoping for. Have to go back in 2 weeks for a blood test and hopefully that will be it until 2015. Sharky also had a doctor's visit on Friday and got his flu shot. Petunia's visit is this week and she will be getting hers.

October 22, 2014


Laptop started up ok this morning but the browser froze at 3 tabs. Had to stop it using the Task manager and restart it. Seems to be working ok right now. *fingers crossed*

Have a lot planned for this weekend. I think. I need to get on the ball and finish Petunia's costume.

October 21, 2014


My computer seems to be working well this morning. *knock on wood*

I took a shower after Petunia got home from school (still to scared of falling to do it without anyone else at home). Used the dread shampoo bar I bought, the sandalwood/tonka bean scented one. In the shower, I swear, it smelled like Vanilla Coca Cola. Mmm. Surprising, but I liked it. It sudsed up lovely and rinsed out beautifully. It was a really nice treat, I'm so glad I bought it. (I also have a patchouli scented one but I'm saving that for when this one runs out. The lady who makes them tucked in a small sample of a Nag Champa scented bar as well.)

October 20, 2014


My hard drive is dying on this laptop. Makes me so sad. I don't know what to do if it dies. I can always use Sharky's or Petunia's, but it's awkward using someone else's and not your own. Replacing it is out of the question, it's low on the list of financial expenditures.

Sharky went sailing with Mr. DW yesterday and then, when he got home, we went to Volde-mart to shop. Got a scale too. Of course, Petunia found a Batman zip hoodie in the men's section and just had to have it. It's black with a yellow Batman logo on the front and little pointed bat ears on the hood. It was really cute and we managed to find a small to fit her. She washed it last night and wore it to school today. (Yes, it's kinda cool out, we've had the a/c off for a while.)

Bug & Tboo moved on base this past weekend and he called Saturday night to let us know they were in (and texted us the address). Thank goodness. It will be so much better for them, and safer too.

Another hurricane threat (Ana?) to Hawai'i this weekend but it pooped out and they didn't get much more than rain. Bear is so over all the storm hysteria. He feels like he's an "expert" because he was born and raised in Florida. LOL

Tried to talk to Sharky about getting a dog last night. He said we can, when the house gets fixed. *sigh*

October 19, 2014


The library meeting Thursday night went well. They had the city engineer in charge of the project speak to a large (!) crowd and let us know what they've done with the construction and rebuilding the drainage to prevent future flooding. The library is set to reopen mid-January 2015.

Sharky dropped me off at the lung-cardio doctor on Friday morning and it went well. I don't have to go back until February. Yeah! Mr. DW picked me up and drove me home. Have to do it again this coming Friday, with my regular doctor. They didn't weigh me yesterday and I forgot to ask, but they will do it next week. Got my fingers crossed for good results.

Petunia was supposed to be picked up by her friend KMQ (and her mom) yesterday at 10:30 am. They kept texting her "they were on their way" but we finally gave up at 1:30 pm and had to go get something to eat. I had all sorts of plans for yesterday and it all got shot to hell. They finally said they'd pick her up at almost 4 pm and I finally just said to forget it. Sad to say, it was for KMQ's birthday and her mom just couldn't get it together. I felt really bad for Petunia because she wanted to see her friend and had even bought her a present and everything.

Well, we had lunch at Lola's Burrito Joint and I ate 1/2 my burrito and had the other 1/2 for dinner that night. I'm sure the calorie & carb estimate was off (I just had to wing it) because it's not a chain so they don't have to have nutrition info for their foods. Afterward, we went to Walgreens to find an insulin travel pouch (they didn't have one) and then went to Murray Hill Library to pick up books. I was pretty bad off by that time, so I had to go home.

Was only home about 1/2 an hour when I saw a FB post about the ACPS (shelter) up the street needing a nebulizer. I threw my clothes on and we drove up the street to donate ours. They were thrilled to get one so fast. While we were there, I wanted to see the dogs. Only made it halfway through when I started crying and we had to leave. I saw one little girl, 9 mos. old, named Bambi - she was a black mouthed cur, and was so precious. Didn't bark or whine, just wanted kisses.

All I want is a dog to take walking with me, that's all. Sharky just refuses to get one because he says we aren't ready for one. I'm ready for one. I really am. I cried last night and this morning over it.

October 16, 2014


There's a meeting regarding the flooding at my (now) closed library. We're going. I'm terrified that they will decide to close it indefinitely, or something worse. I hope there is a good turnout of supporters so they realize they have to save it, no matter what.

I'm glad Petunia stayed home yesterday. She went from a little sniffly to full blown cold by lunch and napped most of the day. She's doing a lot better this morning, thank goodness.