Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Backgrounds and Birthdays and Rednecks

Hi ya'll!

It's only been 2 weeks since I posted.  I think I'm improving.  

I changed my blog template a wee bit.  

Am I a lush because my last two posts have centered around booze and the template background I picked is a wine glass?  Maybe you better not answer that.  It's just so pretty and warm and rustic looking.  It reminds me of Tuscany.  Not that I've ever been to Tuscany but I imagine a glass of wine in front of a wall in a house in Tuscany would look like my blog background.

I debated between this one and one with falling leaves.  Now, if there had been a background with falling wine glasses, it would have been a no-brainer.  Ah, well...this is my template and I'm sticking with it...for awhile anyway.

So last night was my brother's 51st birthday.  We had to buy him something totally cool because he's such a great guy and he cooks for us.  So we bought him a deep fryer and he was completely stoked.  Guess what we had for dinner tonight?  Homemade chili fries.  Guess what were having tomorrow night?  Chicken fingers, fried zucchini, and onion rings. 

Our diet now consists of nothing but barfood.  I've created a monster.  A monster who wears a sparkly apron featuring parrots in a margarita glass saying, "What happens in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen." 

Yes, he really wears that - our mom bought it for him.

Speaking of bars, we all went to a little neighborhood bar and grill for his birthday, which really tickled him because he never did much for his birthday before.  I gave him the second gift we bought him - a tee shirt that was so HIM it screamed his name from the catalog.  It was black and emblazoned in white letters it said, "In dog beers I've only had 2."

Now I have to tell you the truth about me and my family.  My trailer park roots every once in a while come clawing to the surface.  Ok, more than once in a while.  My brother liked the tee shirt so much that he changed into it at the restaurant.

At the table.

Yup, you might be a redneck if you change into your dog beers tee shirt that you got for your birthday in the middle of the Sack 'O Suds.

And now you know the ugly truth about us.  That's who we are.

I'll be catching up on blog reading over the next couple evenings, so I'll be visiting everyone soon, I promise!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Where the hell have I been??

Well it's about freaking time!

Where have you all been??

Oh wait...it's me that's been gone.

So where the hell have I been you ask?  Or maybe you don't.  Maybe it's just me wondering where the hell I've been.  I do that alot.

Either way, I'm here to tell you.

Working.  Working is where I've been.  Working at my 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, not particularly exciting regular job.  And I must say that I actually like it.

I DO miss being home, and making my own schedule, and doing what I want with my time during the day, like blogging, or making comics on toondo housework.  But I like having a regular paycheck and I like the variety of my tasks at work - everything from bookkeeping to writing newsletter and website content - and it's a nice switch to actually accessorize every day.

I think I'm actually burning more calories too.  Not that  I'm particularly active at work, but let's face it - getting dressed and out the door just naturally expends more energy than sitting in front of my computer in my pajamas.

The down side is that I'm just tired when I get home.  I spend all day in front of the computer at work and by the time I get home I just want to chat with my brother or my kids, or play with my doggies, or watch T.V. with hubby.

But I do miss blogging and reading everyone's posts.  I'm trying to find some sort of balance with it all, but it's hard.  Does anyone else think it's hard?  Or is it just me?

I'm going to shoot for two posts a week.  One regular post and if Post-It Note Tuesday is still around, that's my second.  This counts as one, by the way.

Other than getting used to my job, nothing really has changed in my life since my last post.  So, really, you didn't miss much in the month or so I've been away.  Didn't miss much at all.  And just in case you were fretting about what you might have missed, here's a little summary of the things that haven't changed:

  1. I still drink cheap wine.  I'm going to have a tee-shirt made that says "I DRINK WINE THAT'S $2.99."  It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?  Even rhymes.  Matter of fact, I was in the Wal-Mart superstore yesterday buying a 2 3 4 bottles of it and I happened to get a checker that was under 21.  So she says to me, "Ummm, can you put all your wine at the end of your order because I have to have someone 21 ring it up."  ALL your wine.  She couldn't just say "your wine", she had to point out the excessive quantity by saying "ALL your wine."  She may as well have announced, "CAN SOMEONE RING UP THE LUSH IN THE I DRINK WINE THAT'S $2.99 TEE-SHIRT, PLEASE!" 
  2. My brother still cooks delicious dinners every night, which is even more appreciated now that I'm working.  I know.  Go ahead, you can say it. You know you want to.  Here, I'll do it for you........BEE-ATCH!  Yup, I'm a spoiled bee-atch with a personal chef, I admit it. 
  3. I still need to lose 20 pounds.  Reference #2 above.
  4. I still wake up hubby in the middle of night, spouting ridiculous riddles like, "Do you see the turquoise clipboards?!" (I kid you not, this happened a few nights ago), or insisting that he search the bed for spiders.  Surprisingly, we're still married.   
So see?  You really didn't miss much.  I however, am a bit depressed that my life is so predictable, but whatever.  I'm stocked up on wine. For the night.  (Kidding...really.)

I have missed reading your posts and I might not be able to read every day, but I'll try to read a couple times a week at least.  Please don't hate me.

Oh, and I'm thinking I should change my blog background.  It's time to switch it up a bit.

Till next time, y'all - Cheers!
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