Late Night Ramblings

It’s 9:30p.m. we just finished a movie and with the way I’ve been feeling, I should at least be tired; obviously, that’s not the case.  We watched “Dan in Real Life” tonight and although admittedly slow-moving, I thought it was okay.  Hubby didn’t agree, so I suppose I’ll let him take a crack at the Netflix list.  *Mentally preparing myself for consecutive weeks of “shoot ’em up, blow ’em up, boobie” flicks.*  –Sigh. 
Sitting at the table tonight with kidlet, both of us coloring (what…?) while Hubby made dinner, I remembered my childhood where I treated coloring books as practically sacred.  I had so many rules.  I HAD to color the pages in order.  I HAD to color the characters/images the CORRECT colors, and if I wasn’t sure on the colors, I had to look until I found a picture of them to compare.  Furthermore, I got mad at other kids for making marks on pages that weren’t next to be colored and I got equally as mad when they didn’t color the characters/images the RIGHT (as in true to life) colors.  Wow, even then I had issues….  I guess the silver-lining to this disturbing tale is that I’m weeks shy of 28 and I can FINALLY color an Octopus purple, or give Minnie a red dress instead of her pink one.  However, I still might need to attend a meeting here or there to keep up with my progress. 
I’m also happy to report that my eye has improved, is less swollen and I may ACTUALLY have a shot of resuming eye make-up for work come Monday.  Miracles come in all forms.  I guess this also means I can resume walking in an upright position as opposed to the hunched-over Igor impression my co-workers found humorous.  *shrug*
Tomorrow is Sunday which brings Football and Nascar.  I tried to squeeze in some college football today, and although Hubby wasn’t happy I only had to argue that it was on right before the news and that I was waiting for news to come on.  That won me 3rd and 4th quarter of the WI vs MN game. -SWEET. 
So, although this week has been rough, it was full of a lot of lessons and reminders, and who couldn’t use those?  Afterall, it’s why we’re here.  Oh!  And I got a clean house out of it, so I really did win all the way around.

Vibe’n Life Again

Good morning.  It’s been a busy few days, so I apologize for the tardiness of this update. The drama mentioned before is over, life has moved on and I’m feeling good again.  I guess we need bad days in order to appreciate the good days that much more.  I just don’t like to write when I’m really down because I don’t want this blog to be a bid sob-story.  That’s not what I’m about.  Reporting life is what I’m about. 
Anyway, we FINALLY got our car Wednesday.  IT’S WONDERFUL!  It’s a 4 cylinder, but dang it has balls.  It has XM (which we’ll keep) and OnStar (which we won’t).  It has a whole 400 miles on it, as I took it on a road trip Thursday.  I did spend an hour at the dealership complaining about the treatment we received a couple of weeks ago from them (which I blogged about here in a previous post.)  I didn’t intend to complain that long, but the General Manager wanted to hear the story and so it went.  They attempted to compensate us with a dinner for two at a local restaurant and 2 free oil changes.  Also, one of the associates got fired…not only because of us, but because he had pulled the same thing with other customers.   The attempted compensation was nice, and the apology appreciated, but I’m still pretty sure we’ll go someplace else to get our next car.   Anyway, here’s the car that was such a pain in the butt to get, but worth it in the end:

2009 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Pontiac Vibe

 

 

Back Storage The Folds Down

Back Storage The Folds Down

 

Center Console

Center Console

I posted a couple weeks ago that I ordered some Bath and Body Works Lotions.  I got both “Enchanted Orchid” and “Wild Honeysuckle.”  I LOVE the “Enchanted Orchid” but the “Wild Honeysuckle” doesn’t smell anything like Honeysuckle but I’m learning to like it.  It’s just nice to put scented lotion on after a shower and smell good for awhile.
This week has been an odd one at work.  Monday we went from 0 to 5 funerals during the course of the day.  Despite the number of funerals, we’ve still managed to be dead all week.–No pun intended.  Yesterday just as the boredom officially set in, something worse came in and we got a shipment of baskets.  I hate unpacking baskets because of the Chinese Warehouse Dust that comes with them and the tedious work of putting liners and pricing all of them.  In the same breath, it was a mixed blessing because it kept us busy all day.  Oh well, you take what you can get.
I’ve been addicted to www.Etsy.com again in pursuit of a new key chain and a sock monkey (for Kidlet)  –A new ride deserves a new key chain, I think. So far, I like these: 

 

 

 

At the moment, I can’t decide, but I love window-shopping online and I love wish-lists even more.  It’s like actually shopping.  It doesn’t take much to make me happy.
Speaking of shopping, I did get a new book from www.Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Verb-Days-Mindful-Intentionally/dp/1599212951/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221923145&sr=8-1  I just got it yesterday and flipped through it last night.  I’m really excited about it! 
Oh, and thanks again to Netflix, I got to see “The Notebook” last night.  Okay, if you haven’t seen this flick, YOU REALLY NEED TO!  It’s amazing!  I LOVED IT!!!  –Yes, it’s a tear-jerker, but a great one.  Oh, and on the subject of Netflix, I received some coupons for a free month trial if anyone is interested.  Just let me know.  I know how much we love it and how well it fits into our lifestyle.  Friday or Saturday nights are now usually movie nights. 🙂 
On a different note, we once again rescheduled our Hot Air Balloon Ride for this Sunday (Sept. 21st.)  I’m actually really excited about it (again) because the forecast actually looks good, and if we go up the trees around our area are turning colors and are GORGEOUS!  YAY!!!!  Maybe God’s plan is better than mine after all.–Don’t tell Him I said that.
Finally, I decided to put all of my Life Lessons into a Journal for Kidlet (someday.)  These are the querky thoughts/lessons I come across in daily life.  My only problem now is tracking down all the ones I’ve had.  Luckily, my Twitter archive (http://twitter.com/Knittwit) will help…once I get time to flip through them all.  I only have about 12,000 updates.  Yeah.

Sunny Pee

*Warning: this Post includes some personal medical issues, explained in non-medical terms.  It is written out of truth for the purpose of entertainment.  You’ve been warned. :)*

Wow, what a few days it’s been.  Thursday my body confirmed that I had a UTI.  (Urinary Tract Infection)  Whoopie!  Hubby was kind enough to get me some Azo to treat the symptoms and the plan is that I would wait it out a bit before deciding to go to the Dr. 
Thursday night came and all of the sudden I had internal lower back pains.  Crap.  This can’t be good.  So, into the walk-in clinic I went, fearing my kidneys were failing, I’d end up on dialysis and die after I accidentally missed a couple of appointments.  (Obviously you seem my optimism here.) 
To speak quite frankly, at this point my urine was also a different shade of normal upon going in, also heightening the dialysis outcome in my mind. 
I got in to walk-in, symptoms explained and they asked for a urine sample…that I saw coming.  What I didn’t see coming, was the  Orange Easter-Egg dye colored sample I ended up giving them.  Great.  I was sure I was dying.  I had a “Scrubs” moment  (Where one’s imagination takes over into a ridiculous day-dream) where everyone was at my wake, various people asking how I died and others shaking their head sullenly saying, “Orange pee.” 
I nervously got into the Dr.’s room and waited for the nurse.  She asked if I was taking anything and I explained that I had taken one dose of Azo that afternoon. 
“Oh,” she said, “That would explain your sample.  Azo turns your urine orange.” 
“What?,” I thought “I’m not dying?  No dialysis?  No appointments I might perish from if I forget them?  YAY!……Wait, why isn’t this on Azo’s packaging in bold letters: “THIS PRODUCT TURNS YOUR PEE ORANGE AND, NO, YOU’RE NOT DYING.”–I’ll have to write the company.” 
Two Life Lessons got added to my list that day.  Life Lesson #139:  Azo turns your Urine Orange. & Life Lesson #140:  It’s best not to first learn of Lesson #139 in a Hospital Bathroom.
In other news, I have another Orchid in Bloom!

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My Mini Cattleya in Bloom 🙂

I also got a chance to devote about 3 hours to myself yesterday.  (THANK YOU, HUBBY!) and I worked on these:

More Paper Beads I Made in Earth Tones

More Paper Beads I Made in Earth Tones

I need to find a way to coat them in sealer and dry them, but then they’ll be ready to go and I can finally attempt to replace the necklace I adore so much!  Yay!
And finally, I would like to devote this part in “An Ode to Netflix.”  Hubby and I don’t get to the theater.  Between finding a sitter, and more difficult-finding a movie that we want to pay theater prices for, it just doesn’t happen.  We started getting Netflix a couple of months ago, and it’s WONDERFUL!  I can once again feel “in the loop” of the current Pop Culture.  And even more than that, this morning CBS Sunday gave a run-down of up-coming fall movies coming out.  This means, I popped over to the computer and was able to enter the titles I think look good to my Netflix Queue.  We’ll get the movies popped into our line-up as soon as the DVD’s come out!  YAY!  That alone makes Netflix priceless to me!  THANK YOU NETFLIX! 
Oh, and if you want to check-out upcoming Fall Movies to perhaps do the same thing, here is where I found them this morning:
http://movies.aol.com/fall-movies
Have Fun!

Are Wii sore?

Yes.  Hell yes.  For those who don’t know, we got a Wii Thurs. night.  Wow.  I’m mean, it’s great!  It’s a blast, but where’s the warning saying that you will hurt the next morning?  Hello, Surgeon General-wanna get on this?
I have a Wii Fit and Wii Play on it’s way to me.  I’ve decided in lieu of these great workouts already, we’re cancelling our membership at the YMCA Tues.  We don’t get there anyway.  And now that I can look like an idiot in the privacy of my own home and feel the results the next day, I’m happy.  That will save us over $300 a year.  Yay!  Hubby likes the idea as well….for now.
Kidlet had a fever yesterday which broke after she woke up.  So, knowing that work was (hopefully) going to be busier with the Holiday Weekend, I bit my lip, got ready for work and took her to Day Care.  Day Care called about a 1/2 hour after I dropped her off.  Her fever was back.  My boss was not  happy, but I had to take care of her, so we enjoyed the day together at home.  Her fever broke for good mid morning.  She still has a cough and runny nose though…and an attitude this morning.  We’ll get through it though. 
On the Orchid Front, I’m pursuing 2 more colors of Cattleyas and ending the buying run.  That will fill my available shelf space.  I’ll be happy.  I already obsess over them each night looking at their new growths.  Stop laughing. It’s not nice.
We watched “Juno” from Netfix last night.  LOVED IT!  5 stars!!!  It was great!
Guess that’s all for now.  We’re hosting a BBQ later tonight for a few staff members here at Camp helping my Hubby already.  That means Slush Punch tonight!  Yay!