Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I think I hear Santa laughing. At me.

I live on a tundra. It is so ridiculously cold right now. Starting Sunday, when it snowed inches and was really windy. Then Sunday night the bottom fell out and this week is horribly, painfully cold. This morning on my way to work, I passed the sign that gives the time and temperature. It was -35C. Then the sign told me that it's also -31F. Holy crap. That's what I said.

The roads are almost all complete crap. It snowed, and they didn't really clear the roads much, so it all got packed down and then froze. I decided this morning that some of these roads are like driving on one of those ski hills with the big bumps (I forget what they're called), but frozen. It can rattle your teeth a little. And you don't want to be doing that when you have to pee, either.

I am at least thankful that Peachie is still running. I don't have a block heater installed in her yet, so it's nearly a miracle that she starts in the morning. Yesterday we all went out a couple times during the day to start our cars and let them run for a bit so they'd be sure and start at the end of the day. I'm sure we'll be doing that today and probably tomorrow too.

Holy crap. That's all I can say.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Shower Thoughts

I watched Ugly Betty last night, like I always do on Thursdays. I don't know if any of you saw it, but Gene Simmons had a guest spot. (And if he really does Google himself every morning, will he end up here?) And, of course, he had to stick out his ridiculously long tongue in the show. Every time I see his tongue, it just always makes me wonder... does he know how to use that thing? Or does his wife see it and think "what a waste?"

That's what I was thinking about this morning while I shampooed my hair.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crackin' me up

This article just cracked me up. If you like football, you'll probably find it amusing. If you are part of a family, especially with siblings, you'll probably find it really amusing. Either way, I recommend!

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Monday, January 21, 2008

This is my life

You know, things keep happening, but not any one big event to blog about. So I feel like I'm just blogging about more mundane little things lately, but that's my life these days.

I'm almost finished with the process of importing Peachie. After a little bump, she passed the inspection. Canada requires a certain bolt behind the backseat to be used with carseats. Of course, Peachie doesn't have the bolt and originally I was being told that they didn't make the bolt for my car and no one was willing to install one, etc. So I called the gov't agency in charge of this stuff and told the lady about the problem I was running into. Apparently we were all over-thinking the whole thing. I just had to go to the local car parts store, buy the bolt for about $7, and put it in my car. It doesn't even have to be installed to pass the inspection! Talk about a big relief! So now I'm just waiting on my final paperwork from the gov't before I get my Alberta plates.

Work is still going very well. I'm so glad I found this job! I really enjoy the two people I work with here, which is such a big part of liking a job (for me). And while the work I do isn't super exciting, I still like most of what I'm doing. We're heading into the busy season, so we'll see how it goes the next few months!

Things with Alice are better. Master and I had kind of a blow up with each other last week, mainly about Alice, but it kind of spilled over into being about us. She had been especially horrible that night, mainly towards the two of us, and Master wasn't really going to do much about it and said that there was nothing that he could do. I disagreed. I went too far in some of the things I said that night, but I basically told him that I wasn't going to live this way, I wasn't going to keep putting up with this kind of crap. If this was how it was going to be, then I'd have to find somewhere else to spend my time. I even went so far as to say that I wasn't willing to submit to someone who repeatedly let himself be treated this way because, as a result, I would also end up being treated like crap, and that was unacceptable to me. Even though I went over the line with a few things I said (which I won't repeat), in the end it seemed to have a good result. Master had a really long talk with Alice that night. I think he's realized that he does need to be a little more in control of the household, but that he also needs to do better about spending time with Alice. He and I will play games or watch a movie with John, but Alice needs more of someone to talk to. As Master put it, John just needs to be entertained, but Alice needs more of a friend. In fact, Master and Alice are going out for a while tonight, just the two of them. And ever since that night, Alice has been mostly better.

The boys, however, have been driving me nuts lately. I've really been thankful the last couple weeks that they're only together on the weekends, because if I had to deal with them the way they've been acting lately on a daily basis, I'd seriously lose it. They've always done some picking and bickering, but not usually anything too major. The last 2 times that Ricky's been at our house (this past weekend and then 2 weeks before that), he and John have spent most of the time fighting. Seriously fighting. Pushing, kicking, screaming, crying, yelling kind of fighting. And it's not like it's just one of them that starts it. They're usually both at fault eventually. I can only hope that they either grow out of it in a hurry or that my patience multiplies in a hurry. Or I just find a really good place to read on the weekends when Ricky's with us. :S

Other than the blow up that Master and I had last week, things have been good. Good sex, good converations, good cuddling. We still have our days when we're learning and struggling, but I feel like, overall, we're good. And that makes me happy. :)

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Friday, January 18, 2008

I just saw a commercial for a seniors treadmill. It comes with a lifetime warranty. Now, if it's for seniors, just how long is that warranty really going to be for? lol

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just the Latest

Alice and I still aren't talking to each other. I'll say hi if I see her, stuff like that, but that's about it. I'm not as upset as I was before, but I just don't feel like I really have anything to say to her. And everything that I can think of to say to her, I don't think she really wants to hear. I'm at the point now where I feel like I could say things to her calmly without getting all worked up, but they're still things that I probably shouldn't say. So I don't. I've told Master all of this and he understands. He's not pushing for more, which I'm thankful for. I'm not going to be rude or mean to her, but I'm still keeping my distance.

Master and I have had a really good weekend! John has been at his mom's this weekend, so the only kid here was Alice, and of course, she doesn't want anything to do with us silly adults. lol So it's basically been Master and me this weekend. Because of my lovely period, we'd been holding off on sex for a little while, so he really gave it to me good Friday night! I have some marks from his fingers digging into me and I love them! I look at them in the mirror and smile. :)

We hung out some Saturday. Master was gone for a while, doing one of his side jobs for some extra money. When he got back, we watched some of the playoff football. (I'm so glad the Packers won!) After that, we went out to dinner. Master's birthday was last month, but I couldn't afford to do anything for him at the time, since it was right when I started my new job. So I told Master that I would take him out to dinner once I could afford. So that's what we did! I have a shirt that I found on sale not long after I moved to Chicago, and I bought it thinking that it'd be a good shirt to wear when I go out on the town. And then I never went out on the town. lol So it hung in my closet until I finally wore it one of the times when Master came to visit. He really likes that shirt because it cuts low. Very low. Lower than anything I've ever worn in my life. So of course he likes it! (We had some pictures taken in Nov. with his family. Master said he wanted me to wear that shirt. I said I didn't want to be the whore in the family picture. lol) It was fun to get a tiny bit dressed up and wear something Master thinks I look hot in. The way he looks at me like that makes me feel sexy. We had a nice dinner out at Outback Steakhouse. That's kind of become "our place." I loved being able to treat him to dinner. It makes both of us happy to know that we're moving in the right direction, financially, and that we're about to the point where we can do some little fun things more often. :)

We were both pretty full when we got home so we weren't ready for more "extracurricular activities" at that point. We watched a little of the 2nd playoff game, but turned it off when it became apparent that New England was going to win (dang it). We were trying to figure out what to do next when Master mentioned how I was going to show him some pictures once I could get to my photo albums. He suggested we dig some out now and look through them. Now, you know a man is in love when he suggests looking through your photo albums!! I have a ton of pictures, so we only got through a couple of the albums. It was fun for me to look back at some of the goofing off I did with Jiffy and Meat and other friends. And I liked Master getting to see some of that too. :)

By that time, we were not so full and so headed downstairs to fool around. So we did. It wasn't as rough and intense as the night before, partly just because I could tell I was just a little tender from the night before. Then we just snuggled and talked. I told Master how it amazed me how in such a short amount of time (at least it feels like a short time to me), I've gone from not being used to sharing a bed with someone and not sleeping as well because of that, to having trouble getting to sleep if he's not in bed with me and I can't snuggle with him for a little while before we fall asleep. He said he thinks is awesome. I agreed. :)

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wow

All I can say is that this would suck. But it almost seems like they deserve each other in a funny way. I mean... they were both there... lol

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Quiet

I haven't blogged much lately because... I just haven't felt like I have much to say. There are things I could write about, but every time I think about putting it into words... eh, I just don't want to bother. Master and I have been doing okay. The kids have been rubbing me the wrong way lately, particularly Alice. Something happened the night of New Year's Day that really upset me. We haven't spoken since then. Master doesn't want me to avoid her, but the truth is, I don't trust myself to not lose my temper with her right now. What happened on NY's, to me, was just kind of the final straw in a string of unacceptable behavior. Master even agrees that how she's been acting is out of line, but I just don't think it bothers him as much. Maybe he's more forgiving because it's his kid. He says he thinks part of it is just her age. All I know is that I would've never been allowed to get away with that kind of behavior at any age, and if that's how she's going to be, I don't really want to be around her. Life is too short to put up with that much rudeness, thoughtlessness, inconsideration, and just plain bitchiness. I know Master's doing better about calling her on it and having there be consequences for it, but in the meantime, I'm just keeping my distance.

Well, I wrote more about that than I thought I would. Anyway, just thought I'd at least say that I'm still alive and okay and I'll write when the mood strikes.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Stupid Man

I hope this man gets the same punishment as if he'd killed a police officer.

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