Frigid Friday

I went to bed with a small headache and woke up with a Migraine. I fully blame this snow storm that came in yesterday and is still lingering. I took some meds this morning and let them kick in before I got out of bed. However, I've had a dull headache most of this morning. Whatever, it's not driving me crazy or to hide in some dark corner so it's ok. Now, I will probably go to bed early though as a result. I'm drinking water and yummy hot tea (it's Moringa tea) and trying to stay hydrated.

Ok, so funny thing just happened...one of my coworkers comes up to me and leans in and asks me "don't you get pissed off when you don't get any answers" and of course, I had just taken a bite of a donut hole (shush) and said with a mouth full of crumbs - "I don't give a shit" and he's like "what?" and so I swallow said crumbs and state "I don't give a shit". His face shows surprise and he laughs a little bit and says "Well, that explains a lot".

I did explain as he walked to his cube was that whatever happens, it's out of my control, so therefore I don't give a shit (and that's been my attitude about those types of things for the last several years). Because, really if the job changes and I don't like it, I will get another job. If the job doesn't change and others do, well, there you go. I am not unfamiliar with the company I have worked for changing policies to suit investors and executives that is not the best for it's employees. Either you deal or move on. So, it is what it is (and yes I know some hate that phrase). Getting angry over it isn't going to change what some person high up in the company is going to do.  It just gives you anxiety and unhappy thoughts and well, who really needs that shit?

Anyways, so another coworker is eating, either nuts or carrots, loudly. Can I smack them? No? Well, damn.

It is damn cold outside. This morning, it said it was 10 degrees but felt like -7. Good times! Right now, it's 16 degrees but feels like 5. Suffice it to it's fucking frigid outside.

Here's my tree in the back yard (wait, am I getting rid of this one? I am not sure yet) from last night. Snow was still falling but I thought it was pretty :)

And here are my new boots (ignore the laundry I was folding there in the background). I got these at Dick's Sporting Goods store. Now, the thing I didn't like about Dick's ? It had no one really "working" there. Sure they have some college age kids who were doing things, but I didn't feel like there was an "adult" with knowledge should I have questions. These boots, I was lucky. I had asked to look at 2 pairs, this one was the only one left AND the only size was size 9. I was lucky that they fit and look cute :) I searched on line, JC Penny's, Kohl's and a couple others. Dick's had seemed to have good prices and boots. I guess I should not have waited until the 2nd snow storm to hit before thinking about getting winter boots! But it all worked out :D

Tomorrow I'm getting the legs waxed. Sunday we head out to Great Wolf Lodge, which is an inside water park :) It's just a hair shy over 3 hours away and I think we're going to have a great time there! I did get a 1 piece bathing suit as I didn't want to scare any kids!! I am being sorta sarcastic...I just don't think I want to swim around in a string bikini top that might come undone while on some of those rides!!

I was able to ask the kid how his day went yesterday, 1st day back after winter break. He went through each of his classes and nothing happened to - him - specifically. He knew some other kids that got into trouble and he seemed to take that as HE had a bad day. I talked to him and repeated, true it's sad for them that they got into trouble, but YOU didn't and didn't have any problems. And his one positive thing for yesterday was the snow :) It's a start!! I am looking for a therapist for him, someone to talk to. Of course, school was closed today.

I need to get my hair cut. Not this weekend, I will see if I can schedule an appointment for next weekend. I don't want to grow it out yet, I still have this need to keep it short, especially the back for some reason. I don't know why, but there you go. Maybe I will grow it out more next winter. Will see!

I could use a nap right now.


Think Happy Thoughts !!

It's Thursday, this week is almost over and everything is back to normal at work.

New Years Eve? Sucked.
New Years Day? Sucked.
New Years Night? Awesome!

That's it in a nutshell. I've come to realize my Kid hates holidays and makes them unhappy things to happen. Suffice it to say, that is something we will be working on this year. I've asked him to think of ONE good thing that happens, each day, for us to talk about. It's a good thing to learn how to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. Not to mention it can help avoid hurt feelings...

I have finished off my finances for 2013 and started getting my 2014 working. Fun times.

Tonight, I am going to clear off the dining room table, use it for an actual DINNER and then put the puzzle I'm working on the half that won't be used for meals.

Back to drinking more water again. Yeah! I've felt so dehydrated lately and it's not a nice feeling. This means I am back to pee'ing a gazillion times a day too though...I've also started jumping rope - when it's not raining or snowing outside. It's kicked my ass now several times, but hey, since I can't do my walks at work without freezing my tits off, it's a nice substitute! I will be starting the Tai Chi DVD next week :) Also taking Inositol again. Will see what other supplements I'm going to bring into the mix (well, besides an overall vitamin) in the coming weeks.

Wearing my old size 12's today. I need a belt with these (not the new ones, those are still tight). I've ordered some new bras and hope they come in soon.  It's weird buying bras more regularly - that might sound strange, but in the past I just didn't wear them out so much - but maybe it's because these are actually cute and lacy and whatnot. I don't know, not really sure I care other than I might need to adjust my budget for more regular purchases! I'm not arguing that's all :D

Also: it's snowing right now. Big Fat White Snowflakes.

And I have to go to the store tonight, which will be fun :) I should probably invest in a pair of boots for cold weather. Hmmmm. I think I need to make sure to get hot chocolate, hot cider and stuff to make s'mores :)

In other news...hmmm...we has plans for this weekend :) LOL Cats are in my head it seems!

I am getting my legs waxed in anticipation :)

Anyways, I am gonna go stare at the pretty pretty snow falling outside!


Monday Madness

So, yes I posted a slew of pictures of the vacation without a lot of details. Honestly, my brain is still slightly dumbfounded I went on a cruise in the first place, visited other countries in the 2nd place and is processing things somewhat slowly. I promise I will extract some good and fun details and put those words to screen for your hopefully reading pleasure.

What's been going on since, you may wonder? Let's see...We had Yule. The Kid was spoiled. We had Christmas, the Kid was annoyed and mean. He's at this age, almost a teenager, that hormones are ramping up, life is throwing stuff at him (aka, his parents getting divorced) bullies at school, issues in one class - yep, he's been a wee bit cranky with all this stuff going on. But he's still awesome and I still love him no matter what. I do tell him that I don't love his bad attitude. It's a process, we are all learning. I am sure we're all making mistakes (and learning from those too). Christmas day we went to the movies, saw that Dinosaur one (which he loved) and had breakfast at IHOP. That morning was the drama. Kids, it's all about them. And of course, they know everything. And you, the parent, are always wrong. Such joy this whole thing is!!!

I've had a couple itty bitty mice at the house in the past. I am fairly sure Daisy killed them both. I've seen one small brown one outside. Daisy was watching it one afternoon and I noticed, so I silently opened the door and she crept out and snatched it! She then attempted to bring it BACK IN THE HOUSE! Oh hells no! So I freaked her out and she dropped the still ALIVE mouse, she jumped inside, it ran for it's life. Hopefully the mouse now realizes we have a mouser and will eat it (or at least play with it until it dies more likely) and won't venture onto my back porch again. I've since then take to feeding the stray cat usually away from the house, more in the back yard. Unless it's raining or snowing, then it's the back porch. This stray, if he could come in he totally would. But, that is NOT happening!!

I've started a puzzle. I need to clean off my dining room table and move it there I think. The coffee table is just not going to cut it. Now, cleaning off the dining room table? Yikes, that will be fun.

I did not get done everything I wanted to get done this past weekend. Again, I seem to have difficulty actually doing things when the Kid is at his Dad's. I was just, eh - for most the weekend. Sunday was a lot better though. Huge difference. I did get some shopping done on Saturday morning before I shut myself inside. Old Navy was having this *awesome* sale. I was able to get 4 pairs of pants (2 size 14 and 2 size 12), a pair of jeans and 2 shirts. Also went to Pier 1 since they were having an after Christmas sale as well. And of course, PetSmart, because I needed some more stuff for the kitties.

Also, I think Puck is having some more kidney issues :( He's been acting a little bit off again and he pee'd again outside the box. Other than that, he's ok. Still happy to sleep on soft blankets, get treats and petted. He's eating and drinking like normal. Some days are just not as good as others. I am still in the 'wait and see' phase with him.

Oh and back to that previous thought. I think I am going to do another load of laundry tonight, fold the whites still in the dryer and THEN re-organize my bookcases! Did I mention that the most awesomeness of awesome made me some mini shelves (like the ones I have from IKEA) so that I can double up my softback books on 1 shelf? No? because, he did and and it's, ahem, awesome :) THEN I will see if I can clean up the dining room table. I think at some point I need to figure out a better way to store my hats and scarves. I guess I should do my filing too. I have to get my title of the car moved over to my name as well. And mail a package to my BFF in FL. And I need to take my now boxed up holiday decorations into the attic. And vacuum upstairs.

Well, damn! Hopefully I can get half this shit done and then nibble away at the rest of it :)

All in all, though - I'm happy :) The Kid is working on being happy. Life is moving forward in positive ways :) A new year is starting soon :)