Wine & Cheese ~ 79th Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 79th serving of some wine and cheese!

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:(  I have been awake since 4am!  Psycho kitty, Skyler, missed out last evening on the canned cat food.  Wet food from a can is like cat crack around this house.  Pull the tab and you are surrounded by 12 furry legs, purrs rising and fighting at your ankles to be closest to mama.  A few feet away, observing and hoping I drop a bit is the dog.  She is high on my dung list at the moment but I’ll get to that. When I served the wet food, Skyler was sulking about something and didn’t eat.  At 4am she began throwing her little 4.4 pound self against our bedroom door, over and over again until I got up.  I picked her up and carried her downstairs, and as we made our way down she bit me in the neck!  The little vampire didn’t break the skin but it hurt, and when I went back to bed I smelled of tea tree oil, which I had applied as a precaution to the irritated skin.  She did NOT get what she wanted, instead she landed in the penalty box, our first floor bathroom, because she wouldn’t give up.

:(  Upon my arrival back in the royal bed chamber, and snuggling back in under the blanket, just as my adorable, princess head hit the pillows…very bad dog began to whine.  Yes THAT whine that spawned the writing of the post, Late Night Notes To Self.  For the second time in the past 4 days, my very bad dog ate the cat’s food.  That canned stuff rips her apart inside resulting in the worst doggie diarrhea.  Not just in lack of form but in smell!  I wasted NO time getting that dog outside.  She spent a solid 5 minutes purging herself of the first round of hell, while I stood there in my jammies freezing.  There was no way I was taking time to get a coat, that particular cry of “incoming” from a dog implies you are going to be lucky if you get the pooch outside in time.  And I thought it was nearly over from the last round. She had returned to nearly normal stools, and other than filling my office with the most wretched puppy farts yesterday, she was back to normal. ARGH!

:(  Once back in my room again, I couldn’t sleep right away.  Seems standing outside in the wind blowing 29 degree air around will wake you up rather quickly.  So, I was laying there reading twitter posts from over night.  I was on my side to keep my phone’s glow from bothering the King of the Man-Castle, as he had finally returned to a soft snore beside me.  Yes, Psycho and Naughty Dog both had wakened him as well.  My nose began to run.  You know that trickle that will run right out of your nostril if you don’t catch it? Yep that one.  And I wasn’t about to blow my nose and rouse the poor man again.  So, with a tissue folded up and stuffed against my nose, I continued to read.  Totally sexy image, I know.

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:)  In the 30 minutes I spent reading through Twitter and Facebook, I stumbled on comments to one of my posts that had me struggling not to laugh out loud, as I was trying so hard not to disturb the King Knight.  It reminded me of a text I had sent my daughter that said if she discovered a cute basket on her porch with her dog in it, that it wasn’t me.  But auto-correct had changed it to a cute bakery.  I am certain my dear Bubbles would have been very delighted to discover a bakery on her porch.  I’ll share the post that had me laughing for Dessert today.

:)  One of my favorite bloggers, The Bloggess, had been busy tweeting over night and I was enjoying her tweets:

I have this theory that everyone on the internet hates (but can’t look away from) the random train-wreck of one stranger they want to stab.

…And then I think that maybe I’m someone’s random person who needs to be stabbed. And I feel special. That’s not healthy, right?

Seriously. Even the kindest people I know have one person they follow that they want to scream at for being an asshole..

…I think it’s somewhat therapeutic though. Find your asshole.

Ew. That last tweet did not stand alone well.

I was laughing and agreeing (in my head because I was trying hard to be quiet).  My asshole is not a stranger, I don’t really wish to stab her, but yep I’d say she is a train wreck and a source of endless entertainment and inspiration.

:)  Ah my life, filled with situations, experiences, and people that give me so much to work with in writing my novels.  You just can’t make this stuff up!

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One quick note: there is NOTHING amusing about texting and driving!!! It is strictly the comments by the friend that are funny to me.  Please please, when the car is moving, put your phone down!!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 75th Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 75th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  It is only November 12th, and we’ve had one snow fall of a half inch or so, and I’m sick of it already.  Yes, it is very pretty.  But it is cold, and I don’t like being cold.  And slick roads are no fun, especially when your car thinks it is going out for a spot in the ice follies.  Spun that sucker around on an over pass, one and a half times so that I was going the wrong way in my lane when I finally stopped.  Yep, that totally trumped my coffee for being on the edge.

:(  Cold means that I need to get my dog a sweater.  If there is one thing I think is totally ridiculous it is a dog wearing sweaters.  However, Yorkies don’t have fur, they have hair, and no under coat.  If you are cold, the dog is also.  So, if we are going to keep walking every day when I get home, she needs to be properly outfitted.  Mittens or booties will not be necessary…at least I hope.

:(  The demon possessed cold on steroids that kicked my butt over the weekend is not letting go entirely.  While I feel great, I still have the sniffles and a bit of a cough.  OH the joy.

:(  Oh the joys of winter, like scraping your car windows.  Not much fun with the arthritis in my hands, OUCH.  Guess that goes with the joys of aging as well.

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:)  Nothing says “gosh I am sure glad I have started nightly walks with the dog” like getting on the scale after 2 weeks and discovering you have shed 7.5 pounds.   And it isn’t even a long route that we take, just 15 minutes but seems to be helping.  Talk about motivation to extend the distance!

:)  My jeans aren’t so snug anymore!

:)  Skyler is back to being pure kitten.  If she isn’t trying to sneak out of a room, into a closet, or picking a fight with one of the other cats, she is curled up in my lap.  Love my little fluff ball.

:)  When I get home this evening there is a wonderful man waiting for me.  And a big slow cooker full of stew for dinner.  I cannot wait!  Great guy, good food, what more could a girl ask for?

DESSERT

One for every woman (and a few men) who hate finding dirty dishes in the sink.

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Wine & Cheese ~ 71st Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 71st serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  I really have only one whine today.  Yep just one, singular complaint.  I wish people driving around would come to realize that sunglasses are not a fashion accessory.  Sure, you can buy some really dazzling pairs and match them to your outfit, shoes or even your underpants.  But they are a NECESSITY when driving into the sunrise in the morning.  Because if you don’t have them on, you hit the brakes because you cannot see.  This causes the dreadful chain reaction of others hitting their brakes to avoid hitting you.  In some cases they are in the next lane and hit their brakes because they fear you might change lanes.  The guy driving in the lane next to that person and one or two cars back sees the brake lights and panics and hits his, unaware of why you two are braking but not wanting to be involved in whatever unseen danger is lurking feels he should join the little brake-light-engaged party.  Behind these folks others are forced to now brake and within seconds ya’ll have managed to bring hundreds and even thousands of cars on a major highway to a halt!

You sick, cheap-ass over achievers in stupidity need to exit the highway and go to any local gas station/stop-n-rob and buy some sunglasses.  Priced to move from $5-$55 you can get yourself some eye protection and get back on the road and join the ranks of those of us with brains who prepare for that big, bright orange ball in the sky each morning.

Meanwhile, I think the ‘high speed’, passing, far left lane should be reserved for those folks sporting protective eye-wear.  Those of us smart enough to actually be prepared for the morning blinded by the light arrival of sunshine should be rewarded for our choice to be ready for this event so WE can at least be moving!

Doesn’t matter if your choice of sunglasses makes you look like a super model, Lindsay Lohan after a serious bender, or those ‘birth control’ versions that will ensure you are unlikely to get laid anytime soon, just WEAR THEM!

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:)  I am in SUCH a great mood!  Mostly because I have opted to be.  My entire morning routine was messed up and out of sync and I just didn’t care.  I ROLLED with it!  I have no foundation on because I forgot to use it! WHO CARES! no one here warrants my concerns about how my face looks.  Music played in my head and I danced as I put on my face and then sang to the CD in my car all the way to work.  Off key and sounding like a buffalo caught in a trap I belted out several great songs all the way to work.

:)  I have a wonderful man in my life!  We’re kinda like the Brady Bunch, but different!  He has 3 kids, just like Mike Brady, only one is a girl.  And he isn’t a gay actor portraying a straight man.  And we aren’t married.  I have moved in with my 3 babies.  All are girls, just like Carol Brady’s were, only mine are 4-legged furry types.  2 cats and one Yorkie dog.  And we don’t have a housekeeper/cook like Alice, so I’m not standing around snapping green beans, pretending to be cooking, while wearing a cute dress and pearls.  But that also means we don’t have the creeper butcher, Sam, dropping by to hit on our housekeeper.  But we’re a blended little bunch just like the Brady Bunch.  I LOVE my life, I’m happy.

:)  I learned how to do a direct sales party online, so now I can do them for anyone across the country, expanding my client base.  That expands my income which hey, who can’t use a few more bucks?

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Go spread some joy anyway that you can!  HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 70th Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 70th serving of some wine and cheese!

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:(  I really have NO tolerance for stupid drivers.  On the way in today, on the highway doing 70mph, I watched a semi barely avoid running into the rear end of a car in the lane 2 over from mine.  I have NO idea what the moron was doing, but he found himself on the tail end of the car in front of him and without looking swerved to his right barely missing the car as he shot into the other lane to his right.  Fortunately there was no one in that lane or he’d have caused a major accident.  Seriously people, put the damn cell phones down, books (yes I have seen people driving and reading books or newspapers!), makeup (really ladies, no one at the office needs to be that impressed that it’s worth risking your life and mine – paint the face at home or in the parking lot at the office) and just DRIVE!

:(  While I do love summer, not real fond of storms.  Severe ones could happen today, and I dislike that.  Yet we need that kind of weather here at work.  Severe storms mean lightening that causes house fires, and wind damage.  We get paid to fix the damage left behind.  We need it but I don’t have to like it.

:(  Missing my honey.  Long hours this week mean we see each other as we’re crawling into bed at night.  Though if I have to chose between times to be apart, I do prefer to sleep next to him at night, I feel much safer that way, than be alone over night.

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:)  Got to see some of the Tribe last night from the direct sales circles.  Love my gal-pals and it just motivated me all the more!  And I signed up for another direct sales business…jerky!  WOOHOO!  I couldn’t help it, $12 to start another business was too good to pass up and I know SO many folks that love good beef, buffalo and turkey jerky.  They even have jerky for cats and dogs.  LOVE it!  And yes, if you want to sign up under me, I’d love to have you in my downline, just go to my site and follow the links!

:)  It’s COLD in this office and I am so happy about that.  No complaints, as outside it is SO humid.  I don’t mind, but as one of my favorite weather forecasters here in Cincy said, outside it is “air you can wear”.

:)  I got my new jammies in my Avon order.  I know that is crazy, but I really do LOVE jammies.  Modest, fun lounge wear styles that I can sport while I take the dog out to pee without giving the old guy next door heart failure.  I may buy a second pair of these, they are so cute.  Coca-Cola ones from Avon.  They will be in an upcoming brochure for those wanting to buy some.  :)

:)  It’s dinner with the Divas today.  I enjoy my family and while I’m bummed that I cannot be there with my honey, it is nice to have my Diva time with my mom and sister.

 

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Oops…almost forgot.

This made me laugh out loud, I’ve watched it several times. Enjoy!

Wine & Cheese ~ 69th (gasp) Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 69th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  I have got to find a way to help Kentucky drivers realize that it is perfectly acceptable to do the speed limit.  I don’t mean exceeding the limit and speeding, I mean getting the vehicle up to that limit, achieve that which is posted!  10 mph under is just flat out uncalled for, really! Come on, give it a try, it’s liberating!

:(  I had the non-bucket list experience of being on the ferry during a severe thunderstorm.  I could see the sky was turning very dark grey, nearly black, as the storm was moving in, but I really did think that I’d be on the other side of the river in the blue grass state when it hit.  I was off just a bit in my estimation,  it hit just after the ferry had pulled away from the shore and was on it’s way.  Windy, the rain was coming down so hard you could barely see from one end of the ferry to the other (it only holds 3 rows of about 6 cars each to give you a feel for it’s size).  It rocked quite a bit too.  Being one that gets motion sick, this is not a real treat, especially combined with fear of water I cannot see the bottom.  I was pretty sure we were all going to die.  Obviously I was wrong.

:(  I often say in winter that I am NOT going to complain about the weather in summer, as there is nothing I hate like being cold.  But humidity is another issue.  I really do not mind high, hot temperatures one bit, but humidity so thick that you feel like you are walking through warm pudding sucks!  I am not happy.

:(  I am so tired of this hot flash crap that goes with menopause.  I swear my core body temperature is comparable to that of the surface of the sun.  The boyfriend found that highly amusing when I said it.  I did not find it amusing when he had set the A/C up higher one day.  70 degrees, my adorable Knight, no higher.  Even that is pushing it.

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:)  Every morning I get a sweet, sometimes funny, but full of love text from my Knight.  I lock them so they don’t get deleted and want to figure out how to save them to my computer.  I just love them.

:)  Got my hair cut yesterday.  Not sure why, but that always makes me feel good!

:)  Farts – they are funny!  Sure, they can be smelly, and even deadly.  The Knight claims to fart tulips.  Personally, I fart fairy dust, fun fairy dust.  The ex-hub used to discipline our kids if they broke wind around folks – do it in the bathroom or your bedroom.  Okay I’m big on being polite if you have to fart, walk away and let it go, then stand there a few so you don’t drag it back into the fold with you.  If you are in the store, with someone, be kind and send them away if you plan to crop dust the aisle.  Farting is funny but please, use some courtesy.  I am beginning to think my ex husband is such an uptight crab because he doesn’t blast one off more often and manage to find the humor in it.  A rather involved discussion of farting had me laughing so hard my sides hurt last night, thanks to some high fiber energy bars I purchased at the grocery store, and then dinner at Buffalo Wings.  I made the mistake of asking why the Knight’s meal was call The Triple Threat.  Seems it is a triple threat to one’s digestive pressure release valve.  The jokes continued and kept me up later than I wanted to be awake.  But laughter keeps us healthy!  The act of farting itself was NOT a part of the discussion.  I’m still laughing this  morning.

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If you think otherwise, maybe you need to loosen up and let one rip.

Wine & Cheese ~ 63rd Serving

An assortment of breads, cheeses and two glasses on wineWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 63rd serving of some wine and cheese!

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:(  I wish the weather would make up its mind and pick a side…Team Winter or Team Spring.  I think things are off by about 3 weeks here, and so when it would normally be WARM every day, we’re still getting a few chilly ones with frost warnings at night.  While I love the smell of a fire burning (in the fire place) I am over the cold.  My sinuses would probably throw a party.

:(  I love the smell of fresh cut grass, but my allergies are not at all impressed.  Yep I am a hot mess and keeping Kleenex in business.  Very sexy, I know, but then no one sneezes with quite the delicate charm as me.  Time to double up on the Zyrtek.

:(  I have nothing else to complain about.

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:)  A lack of things to complain about is a good thing!

:)  The weather today is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, warm and breezy, blue skies….heaven help me to come back to the office when I run out at lunch, as it is going to be a real temptation to keep on going!

:)  I’m out in front on the Diva Den Biggest Loser contest, down 7 pounds as of yesterday and yes, I am gloating.  *princess waves*

:)  I have stumbled upon the Court Jester, he is attractive and very amusing.  More to follow on that. *wink*

:)  Yummy lunch today!  Subway 6 inch chicken teriyaki with cucumbers, spinach, black olives and onions.  No cheese, no sauce.  Baby angels dancing in my mouth!!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 52nd Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Many weeks on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 52nd serving of some wine and cheese!

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:(  Okay, so it is my own fault that last night I chose to have a few glasses of wine.  Cannot say really that I had too many, but in having a few I was up later than I wanted to be. Again. (hush, Angeo, I hear  you thinking “I told ya so”). Being up meant I was online, on IM, chatting with a friend.  I am dragging today. Again.

:(  My car is still sitting, dead in the garage.  Unless I am mistaken and have missed something, I’m not holding the winning ticket to the Mega Millions lottery drawing from last night so it won’t be fixed anytime soon.

:(  My mojo has been nogo all week so far. Spring fever?  Could be.  I need a swift kick in the motivation.

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:)  It is SPRING TIME!!  Temps in the high 70′s and low 80′s the past week mean open windows, birds singing as the sun comes up, flowers on the trees.

:)  We’ve been outside sitting on the deck again.  It rocks. I love warm weather.

:)  Warm weather means my friends that ride will be looking for fender fluff for day trips, *waves hand in air* over here, pick me!

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As seen on the bathroom wall where my daughter used to be employed.

Wine & Cheese ~ 41st Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 41st serving of some wine and cheese!

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:( This morning I get up and what do I discover?  Facebook has made changes, AGAIN.  You know, if it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it.  Really, it is JUST fine and we do n0t need anymore  bells and whistles to complicate things.  PLEASE LEAVE MY FACEBOOK ALONE!!!!

:(  I am SO sick and tired of rain already.  It makes for a dreary day outside which only makes for crabby kids inside this little home daycare I run.  It makes it harder to be motivated to go out and walk in the evening.  I mean seriously, I might actually MELT out there, I am  THAT sweet!

:(  I think I may actually NOT have allergies and MIGHT have a cold.  Though I’m in heavy denial.  Also, I do not feel bad, just tired.  The nose is running (thankfully there is Musinex D), my voice is quickly becoming raspier as it fades (my daughter finds this to be amusing) so I am really not sure it IS a cold.  All this rain could  mean the mold count is up.  Either way, it makes me irritable.  Which isn’t pretty. Guess it is better than it hitting me next month when I’ll be camping with the Count and his family.  Communing with nature in a tent is NOT my idea of camping, mine is more like Holiday Inn Express, so this will be interesting.  Oh I grew up camping, not a stranger to it so don’t tell me how cool it is, I know better.

:(  While I’m on the whine bottle, might as well toss in the arthritis that is acting up because of the weather.  It is in my neck, feet and hands, though this round the hands are by far the worst.  Very difficult to un-hook child car seats with it sometimes.  Grrrrrr……

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:)  Our television/cable system is so darn smart!  I set it up to record/DVR The Backyardigans every day at 4:30pm for the kids.  I told it to just record the series.  I had no idea that when I said ‘series’ it would record it anytime it is on that channel, so it grabs 2 episodes a day, one at 8am and one at 4:30pm!  This rocks, even I love this show!  Without a doubt one of the best kid’s shows ever!

:)  AVON – I  know you are all likely tired of hearing about it and the great deals, but I LOVE this business! I am having so darn much fun and actually starting to grow my business.  I cannot wait to see how far I can go with it, after finding so many women that are working for themselves through Avon and making fantastic money doing so!  Oh and yes, a few good men.

:)  PREMIERE WEEK!!!  Finally my favorite TV shows are back for the new season!  I am loving having a reason to curl up with some popcorn and watch TV again.  There are even a few new  ones that look promising.

:)  Kindle and library books? You betcha!  Seems you can now borrow books from the library via your Kindle and Amazon.com!  I am SO excited,  though my own library doesn’t appear to have this feature yet. I am hopeful they will soon. Click Here for more information!

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Nostalgia: Device that removes the potholes from Memory Lane. ~ From Selah @athumper’s Twitter feed.

Wine & Cheese ~ 38th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 38th serving of some wine and cheese!

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:(  Summer is quickly winding down.  I know it is only August 17th, but school is getting back in swing in this area, school buses are becoming a normal site again, and that is depressing to me.  I prefer the extensive heat to what  I know is coming soon, leaves changing and colder days and nights, and then winter. UGH.

:(  Cicadas..noisy little pests!  Not the 17 year variety that is  so famous around here, those  are years out yet from poking their heads  out of the ground.  But the current batch is loud,  obnoxious and makes sitting on the deck in the evening less than peaceful as they carry on  looking for a mate!  Get with the times,  online dating damn it!  Other than the noise they do not bother me one bit.  I was known, during the 17 year anniversary, to stick them in the offices of others that  feared them. Okay really rotten I  know but I enjoyed the screaming and running.

:(  Not fitting into my jeans very well of late.  Been too long since my feet hit the pavement and I got some exercise (other  than climbing over baby gates all day).  My son is getting married in 7 months, guess it is time to dump some weight and get in shape.

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:)  Temperatures at night have been in the 60′s, perfect sleeping weather!  I have had my fan on in the window too, making it necessary to snuggle  in deep in my  bed. AHHHHH!  My cat won’t come in but that just keeps my allergies from going nuts due  to her sleeping on my pillow.

:)  Been getting my baby fever fix.  I have a 7 week old  in my care now. She is SO adorable, little princess chipmunk cheeks.  I get my fix if another of the Divas isn’t baby blocking me that is, but sooner or later they give  her back (like when she loads her diaper) then I hang onto her.

:)  I got my blue, sequenced gym shoes yesterday to go with my Colts customized jersey!!!  I am so ready for FOOTBALL!!!  Okay that alone IS a great reason for the autumn to return, football season! (but the only good thing!)

DESSERT

The reason women ask so many questions is because they have an extra why chromosome.  – FunnyOneLiners Twitter Feed

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Wine & Cheese ~ 37th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 37th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  I stayed up WAY too late last night and now  I am SO T-I-R-E-D.  But this ‘whine’ has some cheese with it (see below).

:(  I really like summer far more than winter, and prefer the temperatures are HIGH, but really the current heat wave has been over kill!  SO humid and that forces the heat index up to feeling like it is over 100 degrees.  DISLIKE intensely when just standing outside makes  me sweat so bad I feel it trickle down the small of my back and down the crack of my butt!  Yes, nice visual, I know!

:(  Being down to one full bathroom in the house.  The wall buckling behind the controls for the shower led to calling in someone to check it out.  We figured there was water due to the grout not being good any longer.  We did not anticipate having to rip out the shower and put  in a new fangled one.  So, 5 women and one shower (as opposed to 2) is getting old fast.

CHEESE

:)  I did stay up too late last night but that is because I was out with my kids for ladies night at my favorite little neighborhood pub!  My dart game is improving (though it is still advised no one be in front of me) and many friends showed up too.  GREAT night!  Only thing that would have made it better would have been my honey.

:)  While it has been ungodly hot, even for a girl who loves hot weather, we get a break  now for a  few days!  Windows open, humidity is gone and temperatures are in the low 80s this week!!

:)  While we are minus a full bathroom at the moment, the new one is going to be outstanding!  New walls inserted, new paint color, and new curtain and towel ensemble that we cannot wait to have up and displayed!  Enough shelves to hold most all of the 20+ bath and body stuff we girls have in our bathroom too.

DESSERT

Glock announced it’s newest gun called “The Congressman”. It’s overpriced, won’t work and you can’t fire it. ~ Funnyoneliners Twitter Feed

Wine & Cheese – 36th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 36th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  INSOMNIA!!!  I am exhausted.  I keep waking up at during the night, unable to go back to sleep for hours.  Needless to say when the alarm clock goes off, I’m dead to the world.  This has to stop.  I need my rest.

:(  RAIN – enough already!  The yard is a swamp, there is no place that isn’t muddy, and the kids want to go out to play.  Cannot even play on the deck if it’s raining!

:(  There is no more chocolate syrup in the Diva Den!  Seriously this is on the level of a crisis.  5 women, hormone surges of PMS and no chocolate syrup.  See the issue? Critical!

CHEESE

:)  Urban Dictionary liked my Zombie Texting definition and published it in their  dictionary!!!

:)  An ice cold Coke!  Coffee is great but just needed a change so grabbed a Coke from the fridge….AH!

:)  Chick-O-Sticks!  Haven’t had one of those in FOREVER!!! Found them at a soft serve ice cream shop yesterday.  Not something I like a lot, but just brought back some nice childhood memories.

DESSERT

Plastic surgeon: the only person who really likes it when you pick your nose. ~ Daffynitions (from their twitter feed)

Wine & Cheese – 35th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 35th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(   Beer and toothpaste are a a really bad combo!!  I washed my face and brushed my teeth last night, forgetting I still had half a glass of beer to finish.  Without thinking I picked it up and took a drink, BLECK!!!! The rest went down the drain…alcohol abuse.

:(  Akitas and cats do not mix and no the cat does NOT wish to meet the Akita even with a screen between them.  I have the punctures and scratches from the claws of Miss Ditzy kitty to prove it. More on that in a post later today.

:(  Seasonal allergies suck!  I have a feeling it is mold from all the rain (4+ inches in one afternoon) that resulted in a “river running through it” in our backyard and standing water.  My meds are doing wonders for the cats but not this.  ACHOOOO!

CHEESE

:)  The weather has been SO beautiful!  Breezy, warm but not humid, sunny and just spectacular!!

:)  My sister bought me the PINK Greatest Hits So Far CD….I LOVE THIS and have been playing it almost non-stop!

:)  I LOVE where I live!!  Our deck feels like you are sitting in a tree house, it is surrounded by trees and the woods come up to the back yard.  And many mornings we are treated to deer in the back yard, a beautiful site I never get tired of seeing!

DESSERT

Responsible. Who wants to be responsible? Whenever anything bad happens, it’s always “Who’s responsible for this?” ~ from FUNNYONELINERS Twitter Feed

Wine & Cheese – 34th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 34th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  Mt. Washmore has become quite the…mountain…of laundry.  Guessing I need to make like I am going to start breaking it down and getting it in the washer.

:(  I STILL have spots that are red and tender from sunburn from a week ago Monday.  I should have known when I was up getting sick to my stomach that night, that was one somewhat serious sunburn.  Sunscreen sister, use it!

:(  I seriously need to get to bed at a decent hour, still haven’t managed to park my head on the pillows at a decent hour.  But it is grill out night at my favorite bar….oh to have the energy I did way back at 21 years old!

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CHEESE

:)  I treated myself to Chipotle yesterday…YUM! Was SO good.

:)  I had the pleasure of watching the Reds game at the bar, sharing a few beers and some pizza with my best friend last night.  He told me I looked extra pretty last night….as I sat there in my jeans with baby food spots on them and an old, favorite black t-shirt.  He is so sweet.  Hopefully I was able to bring him some smiles, he has been having a really rough week and needed to vent to someone that cared.  Oh, and if you are reading this, Mr. Wonderful, YES YOU DO!!!

:)  Mom is okay, just gave us  a bit of a scare.  No more of that, my dear mother, we have enough excitement around here, thank you very much!

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DESSERT

Be careful when it comes to reincarnation…. one time I asked to be a singer and I spent 30 years as a sewing machine.  ~ From Funny One Liners Twitter feed.

Wine & Cheese – 33rd Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 33rd serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

:(  I love our new washer and dryer, really I do!  Mega capacity, minimal soap and water needed for the washer, both sing to you when they finish washing or drying rather than some annoying buzz.  But really,  the technology exists, is it too much to ask that they send a text message to my cell phone to alert me that they have  now completed their duties so I could get things done in a more timely fashion and without the contents of the dryer wrinkling to the point of looking like we slept in the clothes?

:(  My sunburn is NOT any better today, and is quite painful when I have my purse or diaper bag over my shoulder, or the baby gripping onto me.  Really ought to be more careful to remember to apply sunscreen in the future!

:(  My car is once again legal.  Last night I put the new plates on it.  NOT at all happy that I had to give up my vanity plates but just could not justify the expense to renew them ($132 vs $58) so I will have to get them again down the road.

CHEESE

:)  Yesterday when we turned on the central air, it didn’t work.  Thankfully our HVAC guy was able to come right over and get us up and running!  I wouldn’t mind if it were just me but with babysitting little ones, the more comfy they are the happier we all are!

:)  My blog page is featured for the month of June on Blogging Women, a site specifically for women bloggers, a nice honor and surprise to find out this morning!

:)  A great night of sleep!  I put myself to bed earlier than usual and thankfully so, the sunburn is draining me and I needed the sleep!  Totally refreshed and on my game today!

DESSERT

Labor: a sign that parenting isn’t going to be easy.  ~ From Daffynitions Twitter feed

Wine & Cheese – 31st Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 31st serving of some wine and cheese!

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WHINE = :(

CHEESE = :)

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:(  Okay, I am SO over the rain.  I realize that everyone in my general area is likely whining  about this, but too bad, so sad, it is my post and I’m in a mood today.  I AM SICK OF RAIN!!!  SICK of being stuck inside with these adorable kids that just want to be outside.  I am sick to death of wading through a huge puddle to get anywhere once I leave the car.  I am sick of wondering if the puddle ahead of me on the road is going to be more high water than my car can safely maneuver through.  I am beyond tired of being woken up by thunderstorms all night.  The weather radio doesn’t even phase me anymore I hit it and roll back over.  I am fed up with it all.  Okay, I feel much better now.

:)  I am having SO much fun doing this daycare thing.  I have the  cutest kids to watch and they are entertaining.  Not to mention I’ve lost 5 pounds already just chasing and lugging around the 2 year old.  It isn’t the ideal job for my line of skills, but for now it is paying my bills and keeping me amused.

DESSERT

Deadline: an arbitrary moment responsible for creating the fine line between a paycheck and a pink slip. (From Daffynitions Twitter Feed)

Wine & Cheese – 28th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 28th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WHINE

:( Still on the job  hunt.  I’ve been debating if maybe a career change might be in order?  I’m applying places for jobs other than office/clerical just in case.  I’m also considering going back to school and really going for something totally different.  Time will tell….

:(  REALLY ready for spring time, this weather is depressing to say the least.  I’m getting to the point where I may just walk with an umbrella just to be able to go outside!  I miss sitting on the deck for dinner, and breakfast on Saturdays.

:(  I have the encore performance of the cold/sinus/flu bug from hell.  Seriously, this thing is NASTY and mean and just doesn’t want to let go!  I cannot believe I have it again and that it is still hanging around.

CHEESE

:)  I am finally getting caught up on my sleep.  Not having to be up for work has meant sleeping in which has really been nice.  I must need the rest because I’m sleeping solidly.

:)  Things with Mr. Wonderful are …. well wonderful!  What more can be said than he is just a super person.

:)  Hooker time is in abundance!  I have plenty of time on my hands to work on blankets now and I’m enjoying that, though until the shop is set up we aren’t making any money.  But it is one of my favorite forms of therapy so I’m enjoying time with a hook and some yarn!

DESSERT

Gracefully: how you can age only if your health insurance covers plastic surgery. ~ Daffynitions Twitter

Wine & Cheese – 27th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 27th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WHINE

:(  I really hate it, but I am job hunting again.  I simply want to find a decent paying job, hopefully with benefits, that I can put down roots and STAY for a while.  I am not one that likes to job hop, I like to get in there, put down roots and make it mine.

:(  The weather…really I am ready for spring to arrive.  Last week we had a few very nice, warm days and I was able to walk. Now it is cold again, and that 4-letter word (SNOW) is in the forecast.  I will go out and walk anyway but just SO tired of winter, it is so depressing.

:(  Angry Birds…the creator is a sadistic person, no doubt.  This game is SO addicting, I keep running down the battery in my phone playing it.  Snickering, helmeted pigs and furious fowl…do yourself a favor, if you have not played…DON’T DO IT!!!!!

CHEESE

:)  Changes…like cutting my hair reallllllly short just because I could.  Might have to stick a pink streak in it again soon too, until I find myself employed again.

:)  TV in my room!  Even though I rarely watch it, it is very nice to have a television in my room.  My son gave me a 19 inch, HD flat screen that he no longer was using, I love that kid.

:)  Online radio!  I am a big fan of K-LOVE radio, and I can listen online when I’m indoors.  I love that station, the DJs and the “positive, encouraging” music.

DESSERT

I posted this once before but it still  makes me crack up!  Meet Marcell The Shell  With Shoes On.

Wine & Cheese – 26th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 26th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WHINE

:( I have to get this out of my system this morning…I AM SO SICK OF WINTER!!!!!  Sick of cold, sick of ice, sick of the @#$%^&*! SNOW!!!  Enough said, everyone is likely in agreement and what more can be said about Snowpocolypes or Snowmageden, whatever you want to call this winter storm nonsense!

:(  I am also tired of whatever this cold bug, sinus infection is, it is time for it to go bye-bye!  Finally was able to sleep last night without the aid of my Nyquil induced coma.   Now if I could just quit blowing my nose and feeling so tired I’d be happy.

:(  Brace yourselves, we’re going to talk about poop.  Cat poop to be exact.  One of these 3 felines has something very wrong in their digestive track and the smell is worse than anything I’ve experienced in a baby diaper.   Best diet program I’ve encountered, cleaning up a litter box used by a cat with a questionable issue in their bowels.  (See, one doesn’t have to be a mommy blogger to talk about poop!)

CHEESE

:)  ANTIBIOTICS!!!  The  single greatest discovery in medical history, at least in my opinion this week as it seems to be the only reason I finally started feeling better.  Can I get an AMEN?

:)  COFFEE!!!  I gotta say that right now nothing beats a fresh, hot cup of coffee in the morning.  All the better if served up in one of my favorite coffee cups!  Yep, makes your breath smell like butt, however what would the morning be without it?  It would be a sad morning without the hot cup of  java!

:)  SPARKPEOPLE!!!  I’ve neglected to use my SparkPeople account as being sick the last thing I even remotely cared about was what was being fed to my tummy.  But today we are back on the Spark, watching every little morsel that will enter through my mouth.  BRAVO ME!!!!  It is AWESOME and FREE and you will love it if you want to get fit, healthy, lose weight etc.  There is a link on the side bar over  yonder on the right –>

DESSERT

:)  :)  :)  Never do anything that you wouldn’t want to explain to the paramedics.  ~Author Unknown :)  :)  :)

Wine & Cheese – 18th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

Sit back and join me now for the 18th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

Phantom Poopers

What is with these gutless wonders that take Fido out for a stroll after dark so they can crap the mutt in other people’s yards and not have to clean it up??  This just frosts my nerves.  If you are going to leave dog bombs at least grow a pair and do it when folks can watch and glare at you, follow you home and know where to redistribute the gifts.  In fact, I think it is high time to pull an undercover operation and watch from the dark bushes, then follow the guilty home and re-gift it in front of their door so they step in it when they walk out!  Yeah, if you see a white van slowly creeping on you as you are out after dark ‘exercising’ your dog and leaving his calling card on the neighbor’s lawns, don’t let it worry you.

Pesky Peckers

WHY is the wood pecker a protected bird??  The little shit is making a huge mess of the molding boards on one corner of the house and nothing so far has convinced this  nuisance to move on.  Frankly, I think a pellet gun would do the trick but I’m told we could be fined up to $500 for removing this wing destruction expert from existence.  It may be cheaper to pay the fine than fix the damage he has done in a week’s time.  I want this feathered tormentor gone, so I am open to any and all suggestions, especially tried and true ones!

Brainless At The Ballot Box

Tuesday will be election day here in Ohio.  I swear that half the folks sitting home that do not vote, but bitch up a storm about how things are/are not, claiming their vote doesn’t mean anything, really piss me  off. If you didn’t get off your ass and go vote, shut up you have no right to complain,if it was important to you who is in charge, what issues get passed, you’d go vote.  As to those that DO go out and vote….if you are not going to the polls educated and informed, please stay home.  I worked the polls on the inside as a precinct judge for several years and I swear what I have seen is flat out pathetic.  I watched more than one person flip a coin to decide a candidate, others do eenie meenie miney moe (oh yes I did see it!), one that asked what the name of the candidate was that was such a sharp dresser (we couldn’t tell her, that is not permitted)….SERIOUSLY?????  If you do not know the candidates do not vote.  If you do not know and understand the issues you are voting on, DON’T.  The rest of us that take the time have to live with the results of your idiotic choices.  STAY HOME if you aren’t going to take time to learn!

CHEESE

Hugs…seriously nothing beats a nice, warm hug.  I love them and got a bunch of nice ones Saturday evening.  Hugs are very good things.

Smarties candy – brings back memories of grandma B’s house with many cousins in the summer, popcorn made on the stove top, mint iced tea in tin glasses, Marty and Joe calling the Reds game on the radio and Smarties in the ceramic tea pot in the kitchen closet.

Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale – because one cold one, sipped slowly, is the best before bed drink so far this Fall.

DESSERT

Women are like roads.. the more curves they have, the more dangerous they are.

- from Funny One Liners Twitter feed 10/26/10

Wine & Cheese – 17th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

Sit back and join me now for the 17th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

TRAFFIC TRAUMA!!!!!!

This entire wine section today is about TRAFFIC…as in the mess road construction causes for traffic headaches.  What the hell is up with this shit on I75??? I have never driven it that there wasn’t construction on it, ever.   I am SO SICK of seeing orange barrels.  Everyone join me now in a collective scream… AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Thank you, I feel better.  Well bullshit, I do NOT feel better, but it let off a little steam.

Let’s start out with the road crew themselves, that are tying up the early morning, mid morning, late morning, lunch hour, early afternoon, mid afternoon, late afternoon, early evening rush hour, in the thick of it rush hour, late rush hour, late evening, late night, over night, wee hours of the morning commute.  I thought that there was some prerequisite that to work a road crew you had to be at least decent looking and nicely built.  Where are they finding these ugly ass, teeth missing, scraggly bearded, beer bellied guys???  Hell even the women look fresh into a morning hang over from the trailer park.  If I have to sit there can you at least provide something decent  to look at?????

And about those reduced speed limits in the construction zones.  You know, the ones that carry a double fine?  I’m cool with that, I get that we want these ugly pigs and skank ho’s nice work crews to get to happy hour at the bar in one piece go home safe to their family, but could someone please inform those driving the semis of this?  Those 18 wheel shit for brain drivers that are so far up my ass I think I’m a ice lolly on a big rig stick!  Honey that ain’t the kind of big stick I’m into, and I have that area nicely covered at the moment (T.M.I. I know).  BACK THE HELL OFF you idiots, I have much better things to do with $250 that fork it over to the county because you are trying to force me to move along.  I cannot do that when there is no where to move over because of other drivers that for whatever reason aren’t up for paying twice the normal fine either!

Now, who the hell picks the voice for GPS?  And could someone tell me exactly what crawled up her ass and knotted her panties?  I’ve not had the pleasure of her assistance prior to my trip to our Dayton office yesterday.  Not that her voice is unpleasant but insistent little twit, isn’t she?  “Prepare to turn left at ….”, then “turn left at …..”.  No “please”or “thank  you” for that matter, just orders and you are expected to comply.  Ever try NOT listening to her?  All was well until I was heading back.  The office complex up there is one way to traffic.  When I began my journey (backing out of the parking place) she informs me to make a U-turn at the first legal location available.  Well there IS no place, legal or otherwise, you have to drive around the building and exit, on the street behind the office complex.  She repeated the command to make the legal U-turn then got all snippy and told me she was “recalculating route”.  Bitch sounded kind of annoyed.  Seriously who came up with this?  And why is there no option for some very nice, studly sounding MALE voice that says things like “Hey there sexy, would you please prepare to turn left at Reed Hartman Highway?”  or “Aw princess, don’t worry, it is perfectly okay that you did not make a legal U-turn, we’ll just figure out another route for you, hang on there, beautiful, and I’ll recalculate that for you.”   Now THAT is a GPS option I’d like to have!

CHEESE

Despite the lack of rain, the trees are bursting forth in some pretty amazing colors!  Lots of golds and reds, not nearly as deep as they would have been had we not had such a dry, late summer, but still very beautiful.  I love driving through areas with lots of trees this time of year.  Thinking it would be a good time to start walking in the park to enjoy the change of color while it lasts.

Living in a household that is all women has some serious, major pluses.  Like when you are out of shampoo, just glance around the shower there is bound to be some other brand in there that will do the trick.  In fact, in the shower used by 4 of us Divas, there are no less than 21 beauty care items.  Several shampoos, conditioners, face washes, body washes, shave gels, and in shower lotions. It totally rocks!

Mid afternoon visits from someone special, who shows up with kisses, hugs and chocolate without even knowing that it is PMS time.  And all just because he is a nice guy.  Gotta love that! (And the outstanding, sexy view I’m treated too in seeing his totally hot self)

DESSERT

Okay this is a PG-13 dessert, those under 13 or without parental consent stop reading now, I’ll wait……

Gone? Goodie, now on to this.  Paging through the coupon sections of the paper Sunday my sister happened upon a $1 off coupon for any durex item.  They are the folks that make condoms and lubes. Pictured next to said coupon is an ad for their newest product, the Love-Box condoms in designer tins.  Yes, condoms that come in “discreet and stylish” tins.  Seriously, these things are just big enough and square to hold a few condoms and they are in all kinds of cute, designer, colorful tins.  I went to their site and could NOT find them. So, for  your amusement, I took a pic of the ad.  We’re still laughing about this 3 days later, Love-Box…really? Just what we all need, blinged carry boxes condoms.  I’ll run right out and get one!