Friday, March 6, 2009

*Poke poke poke*



K. Well, I've been MIA for awhile, so here's what's up.

Life, in general.

Haha, funny girl today. No, really.

So, Ed resigned his commission with the CG, effective Feb. 21. He left for a school in Georgia for National Parks Service training in January. We sent the girls to stay with Mom and Daddy right after Christas, and I hunkered down in a small, tiny, itty-bitty efficiency, basically one-room apartment in Lake Charles so that I could finish my internship. No internets, no tv, no...bathtub. Luckily, I have a really good friend who let me borrow the bathtub when I needed it, so things weren't too incredibly bad.

The long and short of it? I got quite a bit of reading done. Oh, and I now have an associate's degree.

So now I'm living with my parents, half-heartedly searching for a job, and dreaming of the time when Ed will finally be an official Law Enforcement Park Ranger ("Just tell people I'm a Federal Officer, it's more mysterious," he says) and we can all go to Arizona.

Did I mention that I live in a travel trailer in my parents' front yard?

Did I mention that it's much nicer than my room in Lake Charles was?

Oh, and I sold the house. Yay!

But anyway, that's where I've been. Leading major crazy life and trying to stay sane.

Ed graduates in May. Hopefully I can hold out that long...

Monday, February 16, 2009

My pet peeve.

When someone word substitutes Nazi because they don't think jerk or strict covers it.

See Godwin's Law's_Law

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Cupid Punch

Materials You Will Need

Lemon Lime Soda
Strawberry Sorbet
Can of whipped topping
Valentine Sprinkles

How To Make It

Step 1:
Put a scoop of strawberry sorbet in a cup.

Step 2:
Pour soda over the sorbet

Step 3:
Top the cup with whipped topping and sprinkles and serve.


Thursday, January 29, 2009


I love you dorks.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's been too quiet around these parts

MamaFox did this one, and I think my results are pretty spot-on!  

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Doris!


You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.

  • * Share fun times with me.

  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.

  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.

  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships

  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.

  • * Reassure me often that you love me.

  • * Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Doris

  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends

  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better

  • * being generous, caring, and warm

  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings

  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a Doris

  • * not being able to say no

  • * having low self-esteem

  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others

  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish

  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should

  • * being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them

  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often

  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism

  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding

  • * are outwardly compliant

  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children

  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention

  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)

  • * are often playful with their children

  • * wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"

  • * can become fiercely protective

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A discovery and a confession

I am a childish, selfish person sometimes.

Well, a lot of the time, if I'm being honest.

On my weight loss/health blog, I talked about making lists for myself. Chore charts, goals, the whole shebang. (as I'm writing here, I'm also realizing that I have quite the post for there brewing, too... watch out, Blogger, Stuart's got duty, and Amber's on a writing binge!) Excellent intentions, realistic goals, yet this morning I woke to a filthy kitchen, and I'm not dressed and it's 1:00 pm.

The not being dressed thing is fine. It's Saturday. The dirty kitchen? Ew. Starts the whole day off on the wrong foot. Want to know WHY my kitchen was dirty? My husband was home yesterday. I wish that fact implied that I was too busy in the throes of passion to even consider loading the dishwasher and wiping the cabinets.

The interesting fact is that it is 1:00 pm and the kitchen is clean, laundry is going, Logan's had a bath. Oh, and my darling husband is at work. What's the difference?

Well, while my knight in shining armor sat in the man cave yesterday, perusing Craigslist, wishing that he could afford a motorcycle or 1978 Camaro to fix up, I sat on my butt. I knew chores needed to be done, but I'll be damned if I'm going to get up and do something while HE sits and relaxes.

Real grown up, right?

So today, I get to make up for it. Ugh. Sometimes I really am amazed at my childishness.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

For Amber and Katie

Me too.

We evacuated to Alexandria last time, and whateverthatonewas came right toward us! I told the man that I wasn't evacuating again. He told me oh yes, I was. This should be fun. Lots and lots of fun.

*big sigh*