Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cleaning out the cobwebs...

Oh the lord the cobwebs around here, they're just as bad as the ones on my light fixtures.

I've been a little preoccupied that last couple of months and this is what has gone by the wayside. I hate it. This is the one thing that I have to keep myself from going bonkers.

I had facebook and the hubs joined. Then I had twitter and the boss joined. And yes Twitter that sucks toes to send me an email me if I know him. I do but no I don't want him to follow me or know that I'm on there. Especially right as I'm getting ready to post something snarky about my job and going to work.

love ya!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

When to write....

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what has been going on and well neglecting writing of any kind because of that. Well that and the fact that I am desperately trying to clean up a few dozen quests on Pioneer  Trail on Facebook. I was scrolling through posts on my phone and saw one that was a thread to add friends that played the game and I saw that there were a few people who were looking to catch up on some old quests. I have some that are almost four years old that I have yet to finish and they just keep stacking up. Usually to make things worse when you finish one another one pops up and if you are terribly unlucky when you finish one quest two or three more pop up. That has happened to me on some of the truly easy ones that you can blast through quickly and then you get stuck with one that wants you to build five or six things or beg for your life.

I haven't had that much time to work on any of the stuff that I want to and it hurts me a little bit because it was what pushed me in the past. It was what kept me up at night but for good reasons. I'm just afraid that one day I'm gonna pull it out of the back of a drawer and not remember what my reason for writing would be. I know that this isn't the first post I've written about my want to write more than I have but things just don't seem to line up with that plan.

love ya!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Watching tv...

Friday and Saturday nights are really about watching a couple hours of shows from the DVR. Right now we are watching Thursday's episode of Hannibal and every episode I tell myself that I'm quitting the show. That no matter what I"m not going to watch this one anymore. It moves far too slow for my taste. I know that there are long term arcs and plots that take time to develop. I guess what I've come to know about mysteries is that you've got sixty minutes from the murder to the time that the case is closed. This doesn't have that. The same murder may last several episodes, some may span almost the whole season. It irks me that you get to 45 or 50 minutes in and you still haven't gotten to who the killer is or you might know who it is but someone always seems to get to the killer before the FBI.

The one thing that I truly love about the show besides some of the actors is the coloring. Lighting that they use has this vintage feel to it and it makes you feel like this is happening in the sixties. Hannibal has this retro vibe that makes him classic and timeless. I don't truly like Mads Mikkelsen, there is just something about him that I don't care for which helps with him playing Hannibal because I don't think that you're supposed to like him, unless you may be a psychopath. I like Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal but I like him for the voice.

I will keep up with it for a little while to see if Will makes it out of the infamous Baltimore cell which sadly is not the one that you can expect to see Hannibal in a few years down the road.

I just hate that they don't put reruns on. I obviously missed a few episodes in the fall to see what happened that Will ended up behind bars for.

love ya!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Midweek pick me up...

I wish that there was a mid week pick me up that I could talk about but alas there is nothing but Wednesday blues. Usually by the time I think about blogging, I'm closing my computer to get ready for bed because I just don't think about it. There are so many different things on my mind that writing about them is one of the last things on my mind. Really sad I know.

The weather has been crazy around here. On Sunday the temperature dropped from a balmy 75 to 32 in a matter of a few hours. Yesterday there were hours of sleet which yielded a lovely layer of ice on our car. It was substantial enough that we were able to roll the window down without effecting the  integrity of the ice sheet. But my secret weapon is an ice scraper that we keep in the glove box for emergencies like that, but only if we can make it into the car to start with. We really didn't have anywhere to go since it was our day off (score!) but it was primaries in Texas and well our county judge retired and everyone was running on the same ticket. There are times when primaries are basically regular elections because they either are running unopposed or everyone is on the same ticket.

love ya!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Things I know...

Over the last couple of weeks I have been really think about things and trying to get them in perspective and really there are times when that isn't the easiest thing to work on. January is all about trying to create something new for yourself and restarting everything in your life or at least a few things that you want to change for the new year.

The one conclusion that I have come to is that there just isn't enough time. I keep seeing people who say I'll sleep when I'm dead, because they have so many things that they are trying to do in life. What I'm getting at though is coming to the conclusion that there are things that there just isn't time for in this life. I'll let that sink in for a moment....there just isn't time to do everything that is on your list.

I know that I will never be able to write a best selling novel. I want to do this more than everything else. Actually I could care less if it is a best seller. I just want to put a novel out there and get all these thoughs and plotlines out of my head. There are so many stories pushing to be told in there that there are days when it gets hard  to think.

I know that my house will never look like anything on Pinterest. There will always be dirty dishes in the sink and dog hair on the couch, heck there will always be my hair everywhere in the house. There is a whole basket full of clothes sitting next to the couch and the washer and dryer are full.

There are other things that I know but for now these are the two that are hitting the hardest.

love ya!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Just hanging out...

Friday nights are really the nights where we have the opportunity to catch up on clearing out the DVR. It was at a staggeringly low 45% free space left when we started watching tonight and I think that we are at a little over 50% available now but there are more things recording as we speak. Normally we are off earlier in the week and use that time to watch stuff. Then our power was out for two hours the other night because of a vulture. Flew into the substation put all of town out. Except for people on the other side of the highway, they have a different power provider. That really sucks.

I don't understand why our neighbors shut the doors to their cars so hard. I mean we can hear them and I get all worried that someone is coming to our house and my house is anything but ready or accepting of company. She is in no way capable of receiving anyone.

I'm working on that and it is going slowly but yesterday we went to see the Hobbit movie because we have been putting it off and putting it off and we were afraid that it would go out of the theater before we got to see it. It was nice there were only two other people in the theater and they were older so that made it nice. No talking, no cell phones nothing obnoxious.

So many other things to do. Like laundry.

love ya!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday night blues....

Good evening, I've been trying to spend tonight cleaning up my house and as far as I've gotten is to clean the window sill out in my bathroom, take the dirty clothes to the laundry room and have washed one load of dishes. We cooked dinner and now we are enjoying glasses of wine and watching Masterpiece Mystery!. Waiting for Grimm to finish recording so that we can watch that.

Friday nights are the hardest beacuse we have to work on Saturdays. So when I would rather spend the next few hours watching tv and doing crazy things until the wee hours of the morning and sleeping in for most of a glorious Saturday I have to go to bed and get up early. It is a nice drive to work because I don't have to deal with any kind of school traffic.

I am hoping to start reading a bit more this year and more than just the 30 books that I want to read and need to get on very quickly. I like to read, it just soothes my soul and I need that right now. There are a lot of other things that I need to get done but haven't gotten there. Need to get ready to file my taxes. Hoping that I get a good amount back so that we can pay off our car. That is what we are planning to do or atleast get close to it so that we can pay off the rest of our bills and then pay off our house pretty quickly. I can't stand the thought of that hanging over us for 30 more years. I would like to have fun in my older age instead of worrying about paying off the house when I'm close to 60. (Yikes!) I'm a little glad that we didn't put it off any longer than we did or we'd be pushing back retirement just to get the house paid off, that is if we live in a time where we can retire. I'm sure that pretty soon a generation will have to work until they drop dead. So with that morbid thought I will leave you.

love ya!