April 24, 2014


Not only do I have issues with my sleep patterns, I'm also having disturbing dreams. About 99% of them are forgotten upon awakening, just leaving odd feelings and tastes.

Going to try and get Sharky to go to the library for me after work, got some more stuff in. Almost done with Doctor Who #10 (David Tennant). I sure hope that we can get the series one day because the library doesn't carry the season when #11 (Matt Smith) starts.

Haven't heard from Bear in a while since he's in the desert on exercise. We did hear from him for the first week and now I guess they are on silence. I know, compared to the past, I'm pretty spoiled being able to hear from both my sons often, but still. Can't help but miss them. Bug's phone broke and he told me that he's saving money (baby) and won't be getting a new one. Will just have to contact him thru TBoo's phone or on FB. Not the same but it will have to do.

April 23, 2014


Starting to notice a disturbing pattern to my sleep. I sleep deep and hard from about 10 pm (average bedtime) to about 1 am. Then, I have to get up for the bathroom. After that point, I'm up every hour to hour and a half. It's really wrecking havoc with me. I have a moment in the morning, after everyone leaves that I swear I go catatonic. I actually have fallen asleep either on the computer or reading, and once, while eating. I don't sleep long, but it's always bothersome.

A haiku for Sharky

Toilet paper gone
My butt in agony cries
Please go to the store

April 22, 2014

Earth Day (Tuesday)

Slept horribly again. Wish I could figure out how to fix that.

Got a letter from the mortgage people yesterday so Sharky ran to the lawyer's at lunch. It's looking good, but still incredibly messed up. Even the lawyer said that our particular mortgage company is one of the absolute worst around. *sigh* Lovely. I'm keeping positive, it will work out, but it's so mentally draining.

Petunia was fine this morning, of course, so she's at school.

April 21, 2014


Had a quiet day yesterday and evening. Finished calling relatives to wish them a happy holiday and to tell them about Bug & Tboo's baby.

Petunia woke up this morning and vomited, most likely from all the candy she ate yesterday. *rolls eyes* I kept her home from school. (They've never let her forget the one time she accidentally threw up on the staircase at school. LOL)

April 20, 2014

Easter eggs

Easter Sunday

Petunia had a good time at the movies on Friday with MB. After she got home, Bug & TBoo came by to visit a bit. They borrowed the truck because they had caught a ride here with a friend that TBoo was fixing up with a friend of hers.

Saturday morning, Bug came by (TBoo stayed in the hotel, didn't feel well) and the four of us went to breakfast at the Cool Moose down the road (where the boys worked in high school). I had won a $25 gift card from them. We had a great breakfast. Stopped by Walgreens on the way home and then Bug left. Petunia and I made food for the picnic.

Bug & TBoo came by in their friend's car so we could all go to Stockton Park for the picnic. Mr. DW met us there. We had a lot of fun and the weather was great, only a few sprinkles here and there - not enough to even get wet. It didn't start raining until we left.

We found out that TBoo is pregnant with a honeymoon baby. She's 2 1/2 months along and due around Thanksgiving.

Bug dropped off the truck this morning and they are headed back home. I miss them. Sharky's going sailing with Mr. DW and Petunia and I are coloring eggs and watching Doctor Who.

April 18, 2014


Today is the Christian holiday of Good Friday but the schools are out under the term of "spring holiday."

Bug & Tboo arrived in town around 2 am this morning at their hotel. They have a friend with them, that they are fixing up with a friend of Tboo's. We most likely will not see them. Saturday is still on and hopefully they'll come by tonight to visit.

Ran to the grocery store and library last night so we wouldn't have to this morning.

I think Petunia will be going out with MB to the movies this afternoon.

April 16, 2014


It was a miserably, rainy day yesterday. Not a nice enjoyable rain. *sigh* Two nights ago, it was so hot that Sharky ran the fan in the bedroom while we slept. This morning, it was cold enough that he and Petunia bundled up warmly and were complaining. *double sigh*

I've spent a good portion of today trying to get/find/order legal documents. The hoops one has to jump through is insane. The questions asked to verify yourself are bizarre as well - listing four cities and you have to choose the one you never lived in. In that particular case, they listed 2 cities I've never lived in! Which do I choose? I chose the one out of the country. LOL I've lived in many places over the years, I remember what cities but remember every single street address I've ever resided on? Nope. Really makes me paranoid and slightly panicky. Ordering documents are expensive too. Yuck.

Looking forward to this weekend and seeing my Bug & Tboo. I won a gift card to our local fave cafe (the one the boys worked at before military) so Sharky, Petunia and I are going there for a super nice breakfast Saturday morning when they open. Very excited about that.

I ordered a "cafeteria" type plastic tray off of eBay yesterday and it shipped today. We've been feeding the cats on a tv tray in the kitchen (and on the floor) and they make a huge mess. We will pick up some small bowls (from Dollar Tree perhaps) and then feed them on the floor on the tray. Any mess they'll make will be contained and easy to clean up. We only fed them up on the table to keep the food away from Gabby. She's been gone almost a year and we still haven't gotten out of the habit. When we get a dog again, we'll deal with the issue then.

April 15, 2014


Not sure what happened to Monday. Had another blow out yesterday, flooded two pads. Guess it's just a preview to a rocky menopause. *sigh*

Raining off and on all day so far. Sun has come out and hidden numerous times.

Set up a FB account for Petunia. She's the right age now and swears to be responsible. We'll see. We (Sharky and I) have full control over the password, so she cannot be sneaky. It's not like I've ever used it, but she believes we would. We would if she gave us a reason, and thankfully, she hasn't so far.

April 13, 2014


Petunia saw Rio 2 with her boy friend (teehee) and his parents and step sister yesterday. She had a good time. She's spending today with BB and her mom. They will have to put their 10 yo boxer, Kirby, to sleep this week. He's going downhill fast and it's been hard on BB. She knows Petunia has been through this and needed friend time. I understood. Sharky dropped her off and brought Wendy's home for lunch. Petunia and BB went to Hawkers again for lunch. Lucky.

I got my period yesterday, a whole week late. It was very light and stopped after midnight. It hit again, around noon, with a vengeance. First accident I've had in a while, shorts, undies and couch. Sigh. Cramping has been worse today than I've had in a long time and I even broke down and took a pain pill.

Sharky is trimming trees on the side of the house today. Burned up the little electric chainsaw and had to get another one. The city is very strict on the size of yard waste put out for collection. He told the neighbors on that side before he started and when he was out, they came back home so I popped out and apologized for the stuff all over the driveway. They were gracious and polite. The tow truck that lived there is long gone and these people seem to be decent folk, quiet and polite.

April 12, 2014


Sharky went to bed early and read, as usual. Petunia stayed up and watched the Torchwood episodes that she missed, catching all but the last one. I went to bed as well, couldn't keep my eyes open.

Petunia has another "date" today with MB and his family. They are going to see Rio 2 at the movies. His parents must have really liked her if they are inviting her out again. (Of course they would, everyone loves my kids. LOL They have very good manners when they want to.)

Bear is out of touch for the next 30 days, on a training exercise. I hope he has a good time. Looking forward to seeing Bug & TBoo next weekend. I'm thinking about either a dinner at home, or maybe a picnic outside in one of our parks? Haven't had a picnic in such a long time, that could be a lot of fun.

Somebody in the neighborhood has propane - I smelled it yesterday after Petunia arrived home and I'm smelling it now, coming in thru the storm door. It's kind of bothersome.

Felinertia: Sharky got up early (6ish) and I wanted to sleep in just a bit. By 7ish, Lucie-loo was climbing all over me, yowling. Then she got up on the headboard and started batting at the blinds. Proves yet again, that she prefers Sharky over me. If he can't sleep in, neither can I. LOL