Saturday, May 31, 2008

I got up this morning and took a shower and guess what? I walked in to the kitchen and sitting there were the prettiest flowers ever!
O.K. someone from Tennessee wanted my tears this morning and got them.
Thank you guys, I love you too...

Aren't those the most awesome flowers you have ever seen? I love getting flowers.
Thank you Ty & Tysgirl, you two are the best!
Oh and to answer that first question, yes it can Pops will be here around 3:00-ish! How cool is that!?

Friday, May 30, 2008


Big Mama Day is on Sunday but I have to share that I came home today and I got so excited I started to cry. No, a good kinda cry. A very sweet, wonderful and caring sweetheart of a person actually sent me yes ME a birthday wish!!!
I was so excited.
See if you can guess who this someone might be...

This one will give it away for sure! "Q" You so totally rock and you made my whole day!

Thank you so much for your generous & kind heart. MWAH!

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Well it was a short week this week, thank God! I still haven't decided what I want to do with my future....
I am helping my family pack their bags for their vacation. They really need new clothes, all of them! My pops is coming in tomorrow around 3:00 to spend the week with me. I wish I didn't have to work. The fam is flying out of Savannah on Sunday, please pray for their safe flights and safe return. As Sunday is "Big Mama Day" pops and I are going out and celebrating that I am one year closer to retirement... LOL! I wish I could have vacationed with my family, but it just wasn't going to happen. This being my busy season I am forced to work. Had we planned this in October I would be golden! I am taking off next Friday to hang with pops and take him to a museum or two. Oh, check out my Flickr, I added a couple of pics last night...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I know why I'm stressed all the time.... Working in a law firm is not for the faint of heart. I have more than my share of work without question. I have been here at this job for 6 years now. I like the work and I just adore my boss. Lucky for me I like most of the girls I work with. That helps. But sometimes the stress has me rethink my employment choice. When I started there I knew nothing about anything, I didn't even know how to type. He my boss) hired me anyway. I have made every mistake there is to make (and then some). I have learned everything there by myself with very little help and made myself look totally incompetent in the process. But at least I'm learning, that counts. To this day I still have a hard time making heads or tails of things and I feel so stupid. I know a lot of this stuff is not my job and that's why I don't know it (no one is bothering to teach me), but I don't appreciate the fact that when I don't know something, that is somehow my fault. Does this even make sense? I have a high IQ and I really should have gone to college, but my parents were not very encouraging when it came to having to pay for it so they discouraged any thoughts of further education. Thanks folks!
So here I sit making very little but expected to work double time. I demanded a raise last year and I got it. I know that I can't compete in the paralegal market without a degree. But here's the thing. I don't WANT this as my career. I would love to teach art classes or be a principal of a school or help in the community somehow. I want to be a productive part of society. I just love being around the attorneys and listening to them. They are so smart and I have learned so much, I just feel like I am wasting my life there.
Do all of you feel fulfilled with your jobs or are you just doing the 9-5?
P.S. Babygirl is on the upswing, thanks for the good karma...


Saturday, May 24, 2008

So Much For a Big Weekend...
We just left the emergency room. We went to a party out at Tybee to celebrate my friend's son and his impending graduation this evening. On the way back home Babygirl (who has been having stomach issues all week) was scream-crying and begged me to take her to the Dr. Long story short, she has a virus that is almost through running its course. *heavy sigh* She needs to slow down, lay low and just chill.... If you knew her you would know that this is no easy task. So we are home now, chilling and we are going to try to go out to the beach tomorrow and celebrate (her stomach willing). So cross your fingers. Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend.
Next Sunday I am turning 41, hey JUNE FIRST needs to officially be "Big Mama" Day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kids. I don't know if Littleman is going to pass (I hope so). Babygirl is passing with straight B's and one A. Not bad. I need this long weekend coming up. T-mom's oldest son is graduating from high school so we have all sorts of festivities all set up all weekend. Next week is a short week and next weekend my pops is coming to stay with me for a week. Could life get any better?
Only if I win a million dollars!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I slept...

2 Benadryls and 2 sleeping pills later, I slept like a baby. I took the Benadryl around 6:30 hoping to get an early bedtime.... nothing...nada...nope! 10:00 rolls around and I am laying there wide awake *heavy sigh* so finally I took the sleeping pills (over the counter kind) and around 11:00 I drifted off and woke up with my alarm this morning. I feel better.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I haven't slept in 3 days.
I am tired (I think I'm overtired). I don't have anything bothering me. I'm not worried about anything that I can think of. The temperature in the house is just right. What on earth is going on? Just as I start to doze off I wake right up like it's time to get up and go. That's it, I am going to take some sleeping pills tonight and try to get some much needed sleep. I don't like to take those because I can't wake up the next day. Well, it's getting to the point where it would be no different between NOT sleeping and trying to wake up from sleeping pills...
I'm pooped.
I think I should consult The Q, she knows all too well about this!

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Monday, May 19, 2008


Thank you very much! I had a sad/sorry end of the week last week. I felt like shit, looked like shit and was very blue (yeah, just check out the last 2 posts).
Babygirl had an end of the year party at my house on Saturday afternoon. Yes people I had a houseful of tween girls. WHILE I was feeling like a steaming pile of poo.
The girls were good (thank God).
I feel worlds better but I still don't want to be at work...
Hope you all have an awesome Monday!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm Sorry...

Yesterday was Jaevian's 2nd birthday, I failed calling him and I failed posting about him.
Milestones are always hard when you lose a loved one. I know that I should focus on the living because that is/was the way my nephew always thought about things. I did send a big box of goodies for his birthday so at least I didn't fail him there. I have yet to meet this little boy that I love so much. My nephew meant the world to me and I know he loved me very much.
He has always been "my boy".
We used to IM each other every couple of weeks.
I miss that.
I miss him.
I have yet to travel to Canada to meet his wife and son.
I have yet to hold his mother and let her know that I share her pain.
I have yet to see his grave.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008


My throat hurts and my right ear hurts, ugh!

I want my mommy...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Son Sux...

Sometimes I hate being a parent.
I know that is an honest statement and as a good parent I should never ever utter those words... He is turning out to be a lot harder to raise than I ever imagined possible. He is being obstinate, unruly and generally unpleasant to be around. I know, I know he is just being a teenager. He mouthed off to his teacher (in a class he's failing) in front of my husband this morning. He is so very lucky they were in public because my husband was ready to beat his ass right there! Looks like he may be repeating the 7th grade *heavy sigh* so that would me he repeats the 6 & the 7th! 5 years in middle school because he is a lazy S.O.B.!
He is taller than me and now sports a mustache, yeah that will go over well (if) when he graduates @20!
I am looking in to military schools for him, looks like that might just be what he needs...
For all you parents out there, I have taken extra steps with my kids to teach them that they mean the world to me but they mean nothing to the world... Their shit does in fact stink and no one owes them a thing. If they want anything they are going to have to work really hard for it like we did. So please don't think the kids are spoiled. They are "almost" always respectful of their elders and peers (I say almost because of this morning's incident). They are usually fun to be around, but I am starting to think I need to change strategy with him. He is turning in to someone I really don't care for.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008



Hope she's having a blast on her Bahamavention....

Sunday, May 11, 2008


To all the moms that happen by here (by accident or on purpose), to my very own mother, to my mother in law, my friends who are mothers and stepmothers I just want to say Happy Mothers Day.
You rule!
I am so very blessed to be one of them...


Friday, May 09, 2008


Can I just ask you, what is wrong with that country?
Like I have said before I am not political on this blog so I don't want to hear your political views about this. They had a cyclone that decimates the country and kills thousands yet they want NO aid at all. Are they trying to assert their independence at a really bad time? Are they afraid that the U.N. or the United States are going to own them if we help? The U.N. just brought food, meds and supplies to help the people but their very own army seized it. Are they trying to insure the death of a nation and culture?
Fine, I guess we'll just sit back and watch helplessly as their own government slowly kills them off. Pretty sad state of affairs if you ask me.
Oh, that's right no one asked me....

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Is today really Thursday? My daughter's soccer banquet is tonight at some church in the middle of nowhere. That should be fun trying to find it.
2 of my attorneys are gone for a conference out of town until Monday, YaY! Although in reality I would rather have them here.
My hubby is carpooling with one of our neighbors and just called me to pick him up for lunch because he doesn't have a car.....? That means spending MY gas money....
I'm turning 41 in a couple of weeks, I USED to like my birthday and now I just don't care anymore.
My family is going on vacation without me and leaving on my birthday *sigh* Happy Birthday to me.
The bottoms of both of my feet are hurting like someone beat them with a baseball bat and have been since yesterday. WTF is that all about?
My friend had over $500.00 stolen from her Paypal account this week and is completely shattered by it. (make sure to check yours...)

Random rant over...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


This is really hard to believe....
Magic trick costs teacher job

Land 'O Lakes, Florida -- The stories in the news about inappropriate relationships between teachers and students have been overwhelming. There was even a substitute teacher in New Port Richey who got in trouble after investigators say she had a relationship with an underage student.

Well, another Pasco County substitute teacher's job is on the line, but this time it's because of a magic trick.

The charge from the school district — Wizardry!

Substitute teacher Jim Piculas does a 30-second magic trick where a toothpick disappears then reappears.

But after performing it in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes, Piculas said his job did a disappearing act of its own.

"I get a call the middle of the day from the supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, 'Jim, we have a huge issue. You can't take any more assignments. You need to come in right away,'" he said.

When Piculas went in, he learned his little magic trick cast a spell that went much farther than he'd hoped.

"I said, 'Well Pat, can you explain this to me?' 'You've been accused of wizardry,' [he said]. Wizardry?" he asked.

Tampa Bay's 10 talked to the assistant superintendent with the Pasco County School District who said it wasn't just the wizardry and that Picular had other performance issues, including "not following lesson plans" and allowing students to play on unapproved computers.

Piculas said he knew nothing about the accusations.

"That... I think was embellished after the fact to try to cover what initially what they were saying to me," he said.

After the magic trick, Rushe's principal requested Piculas be dismissed. Now, Piculas believes the incident may have bewitched his ability to get a job anywhere else.

"I still have no idea what my discipline involves because I've never received anything from the school district actually saying what it entails," said Piculas.

As a substitute teacher, the Pasco County School District considers Piculas to be an "at will employee." That means the district doesn't need to have cause for not bringing him back at all.

Janie Porter, Tampa Bay's 10 News

Isn't this the stupidest thing you ever heard??? WTF is up with all these stupid people saying stupid things just to make a big fat stink! IHP!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm tired....

I am so tired, physically, mentally and emotionally. My husband went to a conference with Littleman's teachers today. I have a lot of work to do and had to stay here so I didn't make it. He is just barely passing. Can you say by the skin of your teeth? I am so tired of fighting with him about how important all this is to his future. He is lazy and simply doesn't care. He aces his tests and barely does anything else, ugh *sigh*.
Please give me all your strength so I don't choke the shit outta him when I see him.

Monday, May 05, 2008

400th POST!!!

I have been writing on this blog for the last few years and I have only written 400 posts (this being the 400th of course). You would have thought I would have had more to say.... guess not.
I live such a mundane life. I work 8:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. I have a 19.4 mile commute every morning. I do laundry Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I like to eat pizza on Friday night. I like to sleep in until at least 8:00 on Saturday. The less I do on the weekends the better I like it. I love to take pictures, I love to chill with the kids, I love to paint and I love to read. I guess you could say I really like the quiet activities.
I guess I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Monday and fill in this space with my 400th post, YaY!!!

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Friday, May 02, 2008


I have had a hellava week this week. I am beyond busy which makes the day go by really fast and I like that, but I am exhausted!
My folks are coming up today and my house is a wreck! Oh well, they love me anyway. Littleman is failing math and may end up flunking the 7th grade. This is a HUGE possibility. Babygirl is not too happy about this because that would make them in the same grade and she is having none of that!!! We shall see...

Hope everyone has a great weekend, I know I will!