Life's Ups and Downs

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Pity Party

It's Christmas Eve and I am sick as a dog and home by myself. My boy left yesterday morning for Houston and I was supposed to join him there today but apparently I have either a monster case of food poisoning or the tummy flu. I am feeling incredibly sorry for myself and having a big time pity party.

I spoke with my boy this morning and he was going to come home and take care of me but there is no reason that both of us should miss Christmas and he would just be watching me sleep anyway so I told him to stay. My little brother is at my mother's house and I didn't want to take the chance of making my niece sick so I'm here alone, on the couch, feeling like someone has run over me with a mack truck.

Christmas sucks!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Quote of the Day

I was writing letters today and adding quotes to them and for some reason, this one made me laugh ....

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

I don't know why. It just did.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cosmic Weirdness

About a month or so ago, I was totally conned into buying a pet rat at the pet store. She was the last tiny rat left and the clerks were afraid she was going to get sold as snake food so me, being the sucker that I am, bought her and made her a part of our extended animal family.

This weekend I was cleaning out Olivia's, the rat's, cage. I thought the cats were completely involved with their food in the other room but I was wrong! Oh so very wrong!! I had the lid off Olivia's cage, she was sitting in my hand as I scooped out her bedding, and out of nowhere one of my cats, Sweet Monkey, came flying over my shoulder into the cage!!

Olivia freaked out and ran up my arm with Sweet Monkey in hot pursuit. About this time, someone started knocking on the door. I was yelling, "Hold on a second," while trying to simultaneously grab my cat and my rat who has now crawled into my hair and is on the back of my neck. (Now, I am really cool with my rat but I am NOT cool with her being in my hair!!!!)

I finally got Sweet Monkey under control and on the ground but I still couldn't get hold of Olivia so I answered the door to the UPS guy. As I was signing for my package, he asked, "Ma'am, did you know that you have a mouse on your ear?" Yes, Olivia had crawled up through my hair and was poking her little face out over my ear! I told the UPS guy that yes, I was aware of the rat on my head and I was completely impressed when he replied, "K... just checking." He then took his clipboard back and left.

Talk about drama and weirdness! My boy says that if he didn't live with me he would think that I make this stuff up. Is it possible to be hit with a cosmic weirdness bolt at birth? I think the universe has been playing jokes on me for years now!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I Would Rather

I started a new game at work last week and I feel the urge to continue it now. It's called "I Would Rather" and it completely and totally, without reservation, expresses my feelings right now.

I would rather eat live, large, hissing cockroaches than go to work tomorrow.

Anybody? Please join in. It's fun for the whole family!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Greatest Gifts of All ... For Myself

I bought the coolest thing yesterday! My boy and I went to Cheaper Than Dirt and they had an original Russian helmet from back in the day for only $10. Now don't ask me what I need with one or when I will ever wear it, maybe a mosh pit?, but I just had to have it.

Since this is a "gift for myself" post, I also wanted to post a picture of the fabulous floor and couch that I gifted myself with a while back. These were definitely the greatest gifts I have ever given myself and I love them.

And, how cute are two of my babies? Knickers is the black one and Rusty is the white. I just love the little brats to pieces!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Take care!