Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This is not usually a problem for me - I'm a night owl. But, I'm tired tonight. Hope everyone else is having more fun than me. Sorry Juice, I wasn't up to the drive to Mucklevegas. I didn't know it was two hours from me. Ug. All of a sudden I'm in a funk. Not a good way to start the new year, but I do have an hour left.
Does anyone have New Year's plans after 35? The last time I got crazy was....1993. There was beer dripping from the ceiling. I know. Now? I'll probably be blogging at the strike of midnight. HOLD ME BACK! LOL When I very first got the internet back in 1995, I was in a chat room and didn't even realize it was midnight. Yes, the addiction started way back then. I do have some champagne in the fridge - may as well drink it. My mom was iffy about driving all the way up to my house, so I don't know if I'll have a champagne buddy or not. My mom is funny when she drinks. Hi mom! ;-) In the waitressing years, I was working making serious bank. Now it's just another day. Another day in paradise.
Anyway, if you want to ring in the new year with me, I'm sure I'll be here on the CDM bloggery. Those of you who have my phone # can text me - then we can be super cool together! hehe.
I was told to use each letter of the Alphabet and relate it to myself somehow with a word or phrase. Alrighty. Whatever.
A - Anal Retentive. I am a perfectionist, especially with paperwork and projects. It takes me a millenium to paint a room because every single little spot has to be right.
B - Blackberry. It is an appendage.
C - For Cheryl AND Crazydogmama!
D - Dogs. Love 'em.
E - email. Can't live without it.
F - Fun. Love to have it.
G - Google. Use it every day.
H - Horror movies. Awesome!
I - Intense. I am very intense.
J - Jittery. I drink a lot of coffee.
K - Kabobs. Love to make them, love to eat them.
L - Longing. I'm doing that.
M - Mochas. Drink them almost every day.
N - Neurotic. Who me?
O - Orion. I like constellations and looking at the stars.
P - Photography. I love it. I want to get better at it.
Q - Quirky. That would be me.
R - Raising Hell. I'm good at it.
S - Sultry. Someone told me I was "sultry" once. I went with it.
T - Tulips. So pretty.
U - Ulcer. I think I have one.
V - Voracious. My appetite for many things.
W - Writing. I do a lot of it.
X - X-Men. I used to draw the comic book characters from this comic when I was young.
Y - Yearning. I do this too.
Z - ZZZZZ. I either can't sleep, or sleep too much.
So what has Crazydodmama been up to? Well, I left work yesterday and went to my mom's to promptly take a nap. Then, we went out for Mexican food and went shopping. I've GOT to stop with the shopping, but I only bought socks and maybe another cheap movie. ;-). I aleady had the boots. I am in all black today - I'm in mourning. My money keeps going missing. LOL
What's in store for my New Year's? Stay tuned. I don't know yet.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I looked at my Cali pics last night while I was *attempting* to organize my photos. What a mess. I am missing the sun and the pool and the fun right about now. We've come into what I call the "boring months" - and if you've read my blog for any length of time, you know I hate February. HATE it. I know I've never explained why, but it is some pretty heavy stuff that is sensitive and personal. Some really bad things have happened to me in more than a few Februaries - one of them on Valentine's Day, which is why I generally don't celebrate it. So fuck February. Maybe something good will happen in Feb. 09. You never know. I'd like to put my past in the past. For Good. Sometimes if you replace bad memories with good ones, you can recover.
Anyway, back to Cali. I'm probably going back this summer - hopefully for 2 weeks, unless I can come up with a way to get somewhere else. I'm not holding my breath.
There is NOTHING going on. Nothing. I have no exciting news, nothing fun to talk about, and nothing stupid has happened to me today. Yet. I'll work on it.
Monday, December 29, 2008
What do you REALLY want from the new year?
I don't do resolutions anymore, I just reflect and move forward accordingly. Keeping a blog and journal really help with reflection.
Tell me, do you have plans, goals, something you are looking forward to? How did you change this year? I really want to know.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Shopping with Crazydogmama...
Tasty salad dressing - I wouldn't have thought so, but YUM. I miss blue toilet ducks. I really do. They were awesome. I'm getting one of those pre-roasted chickens for dinner, because today is NOT a cooking day. I'm going to have lots of leftovers for lunches this week - even though it's only a three day week.
Am I entertaining you? LOL
Anyway, here is my big basket 'o bath stuff, and what parking lots look like now - big piles of snow banks everywhere. I'm out and about taking random pics and feeling chatty, so a-blogging I will do.
Not only am I leaving strange comments on my own blog, I go into rooms forgetting why I went in there, I burnt my tongue on a piece of pumpkin bread this morning, I have weird dreams, I pace around the house and I talk to myself. Sign me up for the funny farm, seriously. My blog is just getting weirder and weirder, huh? Just wait until I launch "Operation get-rid-of-double-chin".
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I am in a baking mood. I'm going to make a pumpkin loaf. I'll take a pic for you. Per usual.
Anyway, I just ordered a black bra online (you really wanted to know that, I'm sure) and now I'm blogging because I realized it was noon already and I hadn't said anything yet. The shame! I didn't wake up until 10:30, so sue me. I just couldn't get out of bed. Blah. My phone is ringing, gotta go.
OMG I just realized how awful that bath robe picture of me is! Ug. I look stoned or something. LOL
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Despite feeling blue for the holidays, I had a very nice Christmas. The company was great, the generousity was HUGE and I was feeling blessed. I was sad that most all the traditions I was used to had to change this year, and I was down quite a few people, but it turned out better than expected. I hope all of you had a great day, too. I received some cool new bath stuff, and I intend on pampering myself ASAP.
Crazydogmama signing off, I have some wine to drink and some relaxing to do.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Observation of the day: A front wheel drive Mercedes had his chains on the rear wheels. MORON. I guess being rich doesn't make you smart.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
But I did manage to give myself a little Christmas present - a pedi. See my Christmas toes? I know you love them..hehe. Grabbed my mom and now I'm waiting in the Costco parking lot for her to get some stuff. Perfect time to blog. :-) I'm sure I'll have some Crazydogmama philosophical diatribe late this evening..I feel a rant coming on...
I get to get off early today and work from home tomorrow! There is another storm coming in tonight and they don't want me to have to deal with it - or miss anymore work. My mom is coming to stay with me starting tonight, too, so that works out perfect!
I'm going to make us Christmas dinner, so leaving early today gives me time to go do the grocery shopping and not be out late. I'm making Prime Rib, Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, Salad and Rolls. Yummy Chocolate Cake for dessert! MMMMM.
Of course there will be wine and spiked egg nog as well...
In order to keep myself busy and not sit on the pity pot of depression, I am developing a set of projects for myself I want done.
Recently, the purple bathroom got accomplished (see above), with new fixtures (except I still need a new faucet). I now need to paint the bedroom and master bath, the laundry room and the office. Then it won't look like an apartment - and potentially will be prettier if I go to sell. I need new carpet in the worst way, but that is going to have to wait.
I need to organize my digital pictures. I need to give away a bunch of clothes. I need to have another garage sale. I'm tired of "stuff" - I want to go minimal. Quality, not quantity. I also need to deep clean. Fun, fun, fun! The Bahamas are just just going to have to wait, like, for my next life. ;-)
Monday, December 22, 2008
This is the title of my post. It should be my mantra. Have you ever thought this? This is a daily conversation I have with myself. What in the HELL am I doing? What am I doing with my life? Where am I going? This is not even close to where I thought I'd be at 37. Not that I thought I was going to be a rockstar, but usually people have SOMETHING figured out by now. Not me. It's not a midlife crisis - I don't need to relive my youth - I'm GLAD to be done with that. I've definitely gained some life wisdom, but I'm stuck. What now? I still need to move - not run - just move. I still have unfinished business. Sometimes I do the dumbest things, say the dumbest things, TYPE the dumbest things. But that's ok. Live and learn. You want to know something weird? I was in a pretty good mood today, then I went to bed and got all teary. The joys of being a woman I guess. I got up because I thought it was ridiculous - and now I'm writing, because that's what I do when I'm restless and twitchy. I write. The movie I just saw had a line in it that really got to me. It is what turned on the waterworks. A female in the movie said "My life has been unremarkable in every way." I feel like that sometimes. Life is not about money or success or things or fame, but people. It's about people. I wonder if I have had an impact on anyone, ever. I'm sure I probably have, but it still makes me wonder. Have I been too selfish? Too self involved to see others? I reach out a lot, but usually manage to push everything (everyone) farther away. That's probably why I like dogs. Crap, I don't even know where this post is going! LOL. I'm just blindly writing whatever decides to come out. That is the beauty of writing for me, to just spill out what is on the inside and try to make sense of it. I never really expected anyone to read it.
Are you content? I'm not. Is this all there is? What in the hell am I doing?
The country’s top trends forecaster, who accurately predicted the “panic” of 2008 nearly a year before it unfolded, is now ominously suggesting that next year will come to be known as “The collapse of 2009."
Gerald Celente, CEO of Trends Research Institute, sent out a letter to his subscribers announcing that he had purchased a domain name called “Collapseof09. com”.
Around this time last year, Celente sent the following message to his subscribers;
"In 2008, Americans will wake up to the worst economic times that anyone alive has ever seen. And they won’t know what hit them. Just as they were in a state of shock on 9/11, they’ll be frozen in fear when the Economic 9/11 strikes at the heart of Wall Street."
Dismiss this trend forecast at your own peril. If you believe everything will be all right, and that the ship of state is sailing along just fine, toss this out and go about your business.
Having correctly forecast the “Economic 9/11", Celente is warning that people should prepare for something much worse in 2009.
As we reported last month, Celente recently told Fox News that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
Celente’s accuracy is widely heralded since he correctly predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis, the subprime mortgage collapse and the massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar.
In 2007, Celente forewarned that “giants (would) tumble to their deaths,” which is exactly what we have witnessed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and others.
Celente has stated that the current financial downturn will ultimately lead to nothing less than revolution.
“There will be a revolution in this country,” he said. “It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen.”
I'm mostly goofing off (as you can see) - trying to get SOME work done. No one hardly is here and I have questions.
I can't believe Christmas is Thursday - it just doesn't FEEL like Christmas. Perhaps it is the fact that I have a one track mind right now and Christmas ain't it. My brain is often in the gutter - don't know what that's about. Maybe I'm hitting my prime? I hear there are support groups for that...hehe.
Anyway, I gotta go do something, be back later.
Despite snow walls, compact snow and ice and being broke, I'm actually in a good mood today! (Don't fall over). I'm glad to be among the living. I could only find one open coffee stand (pictured) and got winked at by a cute guy! A good way for any girl to start her day...hehe. My computer isn't working here at work, so a-blogging-I-will-do on the crackberry. For your amusement. There is no one here to fix it yet.
I'm finally going back to work. I'd never thought I would be GLAD to go back to work. It still sucks out there but cabin fever is nuts. I promise I'll blog better today, yesterday was a hard day.