Pets

M and I are considering adopting another pet. *sigh* Yes, I cannot believe I am typing that, but we are starting the conversation. What brought this on, you ask? Well, the fluffbuckets are wonderful - we are completely smitten. They remain in good health, but truth is they are getting older, and I am not…

Having WTF?!?!! moments

This week my daily blood sugar readings have been creeping upward. Steadily. Steathily. Agonizingly, point by point. I have not been below 190 since Monday morning (when I should be 150 or less). Tonight before eating dinner, it was 306. WTF? No, I have not been sinning big or even sinning little. I have been…

Elevating attitude

I have been following a thread on a budgeting forum. As you can well imagine, most of the information exchanged is about budgeting, money, spending, debt, etc. This particular thread is written by a woman with a large blended family and serious money issues. With 7 children - 5 living with them, 2 with their…

Contractor time rewound

A couple of additional events related to contractor time today: The crew returned around 2:15 (no update from M about this so my theories were debunked as I was explaining them to all of you in my previous post). The late return was explained as difficulty in finding additional materials needed to complete the job today.…

Contractor time

The concrete crew was at the house this morning to seal our new surfaces. M says they finished pressure washing and said they would be back around 12:30. At 1:30 M texted me about it, saying he guesses they meant 12:30 tomorrow. I replied that they are on contractor time. You know, that mysterious calendar…

Things I love

On my commute to work this morning I was thinking about the things I love. Simple things. Complicated things. Obvious things, like my husband, my kids, those darn cats. But really, it was the little stuff, obscure things that probably only meaningful to me for whatever reason. As it is going to be a good…

Cranky blogging

My posting of late seems to be miss and miss these past couple of weeks. It started when the allergies and such overwhelmed me, but it has somehow devolved into an overall sense of negative headspace that makes blogging an endless and unpleasant experience. It seems if I am not whining I am complaining. If…

Work vent

I was thinking this morning that this would be a "back to our regular programming" type post, whatever "regular programming" is supposed to mean. Except I had one of those days that illustrate why I hate being a manager and I have to vent about it. M is little help in this matter. He recognizes…

Easter Sunday

We are not members of any church or especially observant of religious holidays, but it is Easter Sunday so I texted the kids last night to say if they had no plans for the day I was making roast beast. A last-minute invitation, for sure, but so typical of me that the kids would not…

One of those weeks

Allergies are murder right now. I have been taking sudafed to get through the days, and Monday I was desperate enough to purchase a package of 12 hour tablets, because I was at Costco and that was all they had. Tuesday morning I took one at 7 a.m. and had a zoom-Zoom-ZOOM day (i.e., I…