Monday, March 30, 2009

Neighborly

This story about Fargo nearly made me cry. In a good way.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

It Happens

Blogging is just not my forte lately. I either don't really have anything to write, or I don't have a good chance to write it. You know... life happens.

I work for a tax prep company, so this is our busy season. While I don't usually have to work longer hours - or at least not much longer - things are just busier at work. Which means that I come home and don't feel like doing as much. Not to mention the other things going on... like life.

So if my posts are few and far between for a little while, that's mainly why. Never fear, dear readers, you know I'll ramble when I can. :)

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doggie

This is a cool story and a really awesome idea.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

These are the forwards you get when your mom works at a school

A school teacher injured his back during the summer and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all.

On the first day of the fall school term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest group of students in the school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.

Discipline was not a problem from that day forth.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Complaining

I feel like I haven't had much to write lately. For one thing, it's the busy season at work, so I don't have as much time to screw around there these days. Yeah, I still find bits of time here and there to do things like, say, read a few blogs. lol

Really, most of what goes on in my head right now is complaining. Or, if I'm feeling determined and/or optimistic, it's problem-solving about what I'm usually mentally complaining about. These are the two things I have issues with: my job and the Queen Bitch that is Alice. But both are long and involved explanations, and I spend enough time hashing over things in my head and with Master that I just don't have the urge, energy, something... to go over it all here. At least not at this point.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Wish

If I were stinking, filthy rich, I would totally buy this. So cool!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bits

Last night, Master and I are watching The Cosby Show on DVD when my cell phone rings. It was a number and even an area code (867) that I didn't recognize.

Suzy: Hello?

Person: Hi! What are you doing?

S: I don't know. Who is this?

P: It's your mom!

S: No. No, it's not. I think you have the wrong number. (chuckling a little)

P: Oh. I'm sorry!

S: That's okay!

P: (laughing) Well, it's somebody's mom!

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One of the episodes Master and I watched had Sandra and Elvin talking about their immense love for each other. Elvin told Dr. Huxtable that it was like standing on a snow-capped mountain, the sky was bluer, the birds were louder, and so on.

When Master and I go to bed...

Master: You make me feel like I'm falling off a snow-covered mountain.

Suzy: Falling off?

Master: Oh.... oops.

Suzy: (laughing so hard I'm squeaking) Your love makes me feel like I'm plunging to my death!!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Nothing to Say Just Now


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm a Whore

OK, not really. Well, only for Master. Anyway, as I said I would, here's a picture of me in my whore shirt.




I don't know why my face is so red. I must have been hot. Sweating like a whore in church or something.
Now, I know. You're thinking, "That shirt is fine! It's not the least bit revealing!" And, well, you'd probably be right. But... this is what I see when I look down when I'm wearing this shirt.



Boobies. I see my boobies when I look down. And I'm just not much of a boobie-revealing kind of chick, although I think Master would like to change that. lol Nevertheless, this is about as whorish as I get for now.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hell Frozen Over

I decided yesterday that I'm living in hell frozen over. It's still hell. It's just really, really cold and covered in snow.

Edmonton might set a record today for being so frickin' cold this late in the season. Good times, eh?

The good news is that it looks like this really should be the end of it. It starts getting better tomorrow and by Friday we might even be up to +1C!

I really didn't expect the weather to get to me so much. It's never happened before in my life. I mean, it's not like it hasn't been -30 here before. I guess I'm just really tired of it for this winter, and it's the second week of March, so I don't expect to STILL have to be dealing with it.

I cried last night when we went to bed. I told Master that I needed him to help me, remind me why I moved here, keep me happy when it's so crappy outside like this. He said, "Okay. Well, you could live somewhere with better weather and a horrible economy." Not helping. I had to actually tell him to snuggle with me. It almost makes me cry again just thinking about it. Sigh.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blah

It hasn't been a good weekend. The weather is still crappy. It's actually sunny right now, but it's still really cold. Master and I haven't gotten any time together, even though he said he wanted to spend time with me and then played with the boys instead. Everything just feels like crap right now.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Stupid Weather

I don't believe that I'm one of those people who has SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder... or something like that). I expect crappy weather during the winter. But you know what? It's March. I don't expect full-on spring yet, but I'm tired of winter. It was -15 C, or 4 F, when I drove home from work today. This morning we had a winter storm warning because we had some serious blowing snow. The wind chill was somewhere around -25 C all day. I'm really tired of serious winter. I'd be happy to just have some sunny days around freezing. Unfortunately, that's not happening any time real soon. It's going to be at least a week before it even gets tolerable again. It's just depressing.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

History

I'm telling this here because, well, I feel like it. And because I don't really have anything else to blog about just now.

My dad was originally the exact middle child of seven children in New Mexico. When he was ten, his biological mom died. Supposedly she died of cancer, but no one's ever been able to tell me what kind of cancer (since I was curious from a family health history perspective), and since this would've happened in 1950 or '51, they could've called it cancer when it was something else that they didn't know about.

There are varying versions of exactly what happened from there, but I tend to stick with what my dad told my mom, and she eventually told me. The oldest sister, Joann, the second of the seven, was asked if she was willing to take care of her younger siblings, and she said no. So, the older three kids stayed with their father, and my dad and the three younger than him were given up for adoption. By the time he was eleven, my dad and his one younger brother were adopted by my grandparents, Memaw and Dad (the granddad Master and I just visited over Christmas). One sister, Linda, was adopted by one family, and the other sister, Sherryl, was adopted by another.

Somehow the siblings sort of stayed in touch over the years, with the exception of Linda. One thing that I find kind of interesting is that my dad and Linda kind of kept their distance from the others, even as adults, while the youngest two didn't. I have a suspicion that maybe the youngest two were so young when all of this happened that they didn't carry the hurt with them that my dad and Linda did. But that's just theory on my part. (As adults, the other siblings once tracked down Linda and contacted her. Apparently her response was something along the lines of "I'm doing just fine in my life without you all. Thank you.")

So, my two cousins on my dad's side are actually my cousins, but they're the only ones on my dad's side that I'm biologically related to. Not that that really matters to me or any of the rest of us. They're my family.

What's a little odd about all of this is that, since my dad's younger brother stayed in touch with his original siblings, my cousins have aunts, uncles, and cousins that I don't know and don't consider family. I met Sherryl once when I was about seven, and we emailed a little about 5 years ago, but that's about it. She's "friends" with both of my cousins on Facebook, along with some of the others that I know are from that side of the family because of their names. My mom exchanges Christmas cards with one of the older brothers and his wife every year. I guess one time my mom asked my dad how we should treat those from his original family. He said kind of like neighbors - friendly and polite, but not close. (I know there are exceptions to that with some neighbors, both good and bad!)

I'm not sure what the point of telling this is. That this is part of my family history? That I have people I'm related to that I don't know? That family isn't just about genetics? All of the above? I suppose you can just take what you want from it. I just thought I'd share.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Weekend Away

Master and I are home. We had a really nice time away. We went to Red Deer, which is about half way between here and Calgary, about an hour and a half south. We just stayed at a Holiday Inn there.

It was so nice. We just relaxed, slept, cuddled, played, talked and all that kind of stuff. Due to my stupid period, there wasn't as much playing as we would've liked, but we still had a good time. The little thing I bought for this weekend, I did take with me, but kept in my bag. I'll pull it out soon when we can, uh, really enjoy ourselves. :)

Master and I agreed that we should definitely do that again, because we really enjoyed ourselves. Of course, doing something like that costs money, so we won't be able to do it as much as we'd like. We talked about doing at home hideaway weekends, though. Staying home, but staying off our computers and keeping the TV turned off more, stuff like that. I'm already looking forward to our first stay at home hideaway weekend!

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