Friday, July 29, 2011


1. Sun or rain? Roses or tulips? Romantic movie or comedy?

Sun, definitely. I used to love a good rainy day, but now that I have a storm phobic dog it's just too stressful.

Tulips, absolutely. I love the black-purple kind the best, but any tulip is gorgeous.

Comedy, absolutely. I love stupid comedies the best: I'm talking Super Troopers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, etc.

2. I've been sick lately and haven't eaten in two days - except for ice cream...which leads me to ask - what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ben & Jerry's cheesecake brownie is my current fave, but I would say my non-brand-specific fave is mint chip (with the little chips, not the big chocolate chunks).

3. Are you a door locker - in your house and car?

I am now. One of the things I used to love about our house was that it is on a dead-end, with lots and lots of space between us and the neighbors and lots of privacy. I never worried about locking the doors-- sometimes I would, but if I forgot no big deal. But then our neighbor said the traveling meth labs have been visiting the subdivision, so now I'm paranoid about locking the doors. The car is in the garage, so I don't lock it, but if it were outside I absolutely do.

4. In the spirit of my being sick and wanting to die - tell me your "go to remedies" for when you are sick?

Macaroni and Cheese (oh, the comfort food is all about carbs)
NyQuil-- the kind that knocks your ass out
My own bed (I go to the guest bedroom to avoid the hubs and the dogs- bliss)

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

In Blog Land, I'm finally catching up with everyone after a couple of weeks of being "offline". I've also been over-sharing about things better kept private ;) You ladies make me laugh at myself though, which is very much needed.

In real life, I'm trying to recover from having my mother and niece in my house for a week. Holy crap was that both nice and exhausting. My niece turns 13 tomorrow, so when I went upstairs after they left to pull sheets/towels/etc., I found several surprises that only an almost-teen kid could leave-- like a mascara/eyeliner stain on my white shower curtain from where she clearly used it to rub her eyes, or the pink-stained white towel (I have non-white towels, by the way) from her pink hair dye. Oh, and the neon orange fingernail polish chips on the white sheets.

My mom just exhausts me from dealing up close and personal with her poor mental health. She has Bipolar II, with depression and impulsive money spending (shopping and gambling) being her two main symptoms. So she's either crying about something or she's spending money that she literally doesn't have. This trip was more challenging than usual because her behavior is increasingly starting to infringe on my life (financially) and it was hard for me to bite my tongue. I didn't bite it a couple of times, and she took it fairly well, but I wouldn't be surprised if it comes back to kick me in the ass later. For instance, when she told me she didn't want to be put in a nursing home, I told her flat out that she was not coming to live with me. To which she responded that I could put her in a "nice" assisted living apartment instead. Does she have a dime to her name for retirement or in savings to help pay for this "nice" assisted living apartment or a home health care nurse? NO.

Beggars can not be choosers, mom.


  1. family can be tough to deal with.
    It's nice that you had them there for a while though

  2. Oh God - I'm sorry about your difficult that must be to have to be the "adult" in the relationship. Take care...she's lucky to have you.

  3. Silly comedy is fun. Tommy Boy is one of my all time faves. :)

    Sorry about your mom. That has to suck and I know it has to be frustrating!

  4. Ahhh, I remember once when I was 15, I died my hair black and got it all over our brand new bathroom. I mean, literally all over. The house wasn't even a month old. My dad was PISSED! I'm pretty sure he was pissed for years for that one.

  5. traveling meth labs?!! What in the world?!