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Weird & Wonderful – Tuesday Coffee Chat

24 Sep

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

The Weird:

What is with dogs?  I take the Yorkie out to do her business and as long as she is just peeing it isn’t too difficult, she finds a spot without even bothering to sniff for the most part.  But OH if she needs to drop a little brown bomb, look out.  She will walk a path in about a 2 to 3 square foot area, the same path, over and over and over again.  Soon as she gets to the end of the little design she walked, she does it again.  Some times she will reverse like a toy that has bumped into the wall, and go back over her exact steps, then reverse and do it all again.  Same path.  After several minutes of this, with me coaching her to “focus damn it mommy has to go too”, she finally walks about 2 feet outside of that area, in a straight line, and poops.  It’s as if she was drawing some kind of picture and then walked to the unused corner of the virtual canvas and signed her name with a turd.  I just do NOT understand it.  I have found multiple reasons for dogs doing this online but none stands out as the true answer other than to annoy an owner at 5am who is themselves doing a potty dance in the front yard.  However it is highly discouraged that I squat and go or the neighbors may get upset.  WEIRD!!!!

Speaking of dogs.  I had to leave the Yorkie at home today.  The boss brings his dog to work and she has fleas.  My puppy was fine after being fed and taken outside, then put back in her crate…until she heard me pick up my keys and stuff to leave.  Suddenly she started to whimper and made me feel bad.  It was like dropping my son at daycare or the baby sitter all over again 27 years ago!  I got all weepy too!  WEIRD!!!!

I love a good glass of wine or 3 now and then.  For quite awhile after moving into the Palace with the Knight I didn’t drink.  He doesn’t drink so there were no wine glasses in the house, and I just really didn’t feel much need to have a glass of wine.  I won’t argue as to anyone ever really needing a glass, as believe me in the interest of keeping the body count down I can justify, once in a while, needing  a glass of wine (or 3).  One night a few weeks back I decided I needed wanted a glass so I stopped and picked up a bottle of white zin.  Then I headed on over to Dollar Tree for a nice glass.  I bought the biggest one they had, for only $1.  While I have had wine it in, I’ve noted that even putting in sparking, fruit infused water to sip, seems to have a calming effect.  Same can be said for a diet soda.  It makes me wonder, if it isn’t just the glass?  The shape, the way it feels in my hand..kinda brings out the diva side of me, all sophistication and elegance, total class.  That side of me that will go off to the bathroom, shut the door, and quietly fart all lady-like rather than let it rip nice and loud while watching football.  WEIRD!!!!

The Wonderful:

Yep…you guessed it.  My Knight.  My man is just amazing and I cannot imagine life without him now that I’ve had life with him.  WONDERFUL!!!

1368638_520993701319492_1728425436_nMy wonderful man conceded (without batting an eye) to me bringing home a new kitten.  Originally my thought was til we found a forever home, but the kids and I wanted to keep her.  I actually wanted her from the first time I saw a picture of this adorable, black kitten that appears to have some Persian in her as her fur is long.  She has milk chocolate-colored eyes and is a rescue case.  She was found around a Skyline restaurant so my cousin dubbed her “Skylar”.  She had fleas and tape worm, but has a clean bill of health now from the vet.  She is 3-4 months old and 3 pounds of boundless energy!  The Knight’s mama sent me some great info about how to introduce her into the critterdome at home, so she wouldn’t be scared.  Well it didn’t last long and we had her out.  Pixel and Ditzy checked her out and hissed loudly at her, unimpressed with her cuteness.  Penny, the Yorkie, seems to like her, they rub noses and Penny wags her tail, and Skylar likes to hang near her.  If Penny is in her crate, Skylar lays next to it until we let the dog out.    The big cats, just keep hissing.  I was concerned at first, but seems my kitten is not at all afraid.  If they hiss at her, she bolts and chases after them.  She will chase them all over the house!  If they are laying there and she walks by, she will stop, reach out and touch their tail with her paw.  They turn, hiss and she lunges and they run.  Then she struts around and you can just tell she knows she just won!   It’s a riot.  She is a little bad ass!  WONDERFUL!!!!

Copyright © 2013 – Marvi Marti/Marti Gardner – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Friday Confessional

30 Aug

They say confession is good for the soul.  Guess that means even if it is good stuff, though we are all drawn to the naughty.  That IS what brings you here, right, the thought that I might confess something scandalous?  Join us all over at the virtual confessional by clicking the icon above and link up and get it all off your chest!

I confess…

I am enjoying this trip through the Harry Potter series much more than ever!  Not certain why it is so much more pleasurable but that is okay.

I confess…

Being one who has never been a ‘domestic’ goddess, I’m finding it increasingly amazing how much I enjoy planning meals, shopping lists, doing laundry and dishes, and most of all, cooking.  No doubt it is linked to it all being completely appreciated by the Knight, and the fact that he tells me this often.

I confess…

For years I’ve talked about writing a book.  My sister and I want to write fiction together and have a pen name already worked out.  But I’ve wanted to do some on my own, both fiction and non-fiction.  Many have told me I should do it, both friends and fans of the blog.  So, I finally dove in and started writing my first book.  It will not be fiction,  and will incorporate many of my blog posts.  I will publish it as an eBook, and will let you know more as I go along.  I have a graphic artist already working with me, and a few proof readers set up.  All I was waiting for was to actually begin writing.  That is now underway and I am SO excited!!!

I confess…

I am once again amazed, the number on the scale dropped again.  This despite donuts two different days this week.  I wish I could say it was but one donut each day but that would be far from true.  Could be that, other than those naughty goodies, I have been eating rather healthy.

I confess…

That’s all I got!  Ya’ll have an awesome weekend!

Friday Confessional…

21 Jun

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Confession time!

If you have something to get off of your chest, click the little girl above and come share.

I confess…

I have a headache, sinus related that I can tell, and  I fear it is the start of a summer cold.  This would just suck because I want to have a relaxing weekend. Chilling does not include filling tissues with a nose full of snot over and over again.

I confess…

I am thoroughly enjoying being a dog owner again.  My daughter’s little darling, Penny, the yorkie, is making for more interesting work days.  I bring her to the office so she isn’t caged during the day and she is enjoying it.  She has toys, a nice mat to lay on, and a pack-n-play if I need to keep her isolated while meetings are going on.  Mostly she wanders the office with her nose on the floor looking for food.  I swear, she is fed!

I confess…

It is a 2 Monster kind of day. As in Monster Energy, Absolutely Zero.  The can that has 2 servings?….I am on the second can now.  Not so much for the energy, but more for my ADD, I am having issues focusing.  12 billion thoughts in my brain and I cannot seem to nail down just one to work on.  This sucks.

I confess…

the secretI decided to start reading The Secret.  I am very intrigued as many are raving about the movie and book, so I am giving it a fair chance to impress me.  If you have read the book or seen the movie, please comment as I’d love to hear other’s opinions.

I confess…

I am now currently reading too many books, if that is even possible:

The Secret – by Rhonda Byrne

Every Woman’s Battle – by  Shannon Ethridge

Black Listed By The PTA – by Lela Davidson

Be A Direct Selling Superstar – by Mary Christensen

A View From The Top – various Avon Senior Executive Unit Leaders (SEULs)

Friday Confessional

14 Jun

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Confession time!

Click the icon above and let it fly!

I confess…

Silly things can really annoy the crap out of me.  Example:  it rained this week and while driving along I noticed this line across the windshield every time the wipers passed by.  There was this tiny, itsy, bitsy twig under the wiper.  Actually more likely a leaf stem.  In no way was it impeding my ability to see, but it was not making for a nice, clean wipe each time.  It bugged the snot out of me and then when I tried to reach out and grab it, it was too far from my hand.  Since it was raining I wasn’t getting out of the car to get it.  Later, when I was on the way home from work, and then yet another day, I noticed it again, having forgotten to get it when I stopped. grrrrrrr…..

I confess…

I’m PMSing.  If it is sugary, sweet, laden with fat and super high in calories…yeah I’m on it and it is SO going in my mouth.  Candy, cookies, dry Captain Crunch cereal….and the ‘edge’ is there but I’m controlling it.  So far, so good. No bodies to bury or hide.  Just need about 10 hours and I’ll be good.

I confess…

I am losing interest in Farmville2 of late.  Just not really caring anymore if my crops are super sized with fertilizer, or if the cows get milked, or chickens fed.  Just do NOT care.

I confess…

I have SO many books to read, not sure where to start.  🙂  It’s like crack for me.  I’m delightfully overwhelmed.

I confess…

I am seriously wanting to crochet.  But it is too warm.  I have 5 projects in various states of completion but just cannot imagine doing them right now.  I’m also wanting to color.  Which means finding a good coloring book and crayons.  But that means a trip to the store.  hmmm….at least that store doesn’t sell food, which is all I can think about right now.  😦

Friday Confessional – Saturday Style

1 Jun

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*Due to a busy day and a fairly pissy mood, I didn’t FEEL like confessing on Friday.  But Aubrey is such a wonderful meme/hop hostess she won’t mind me letting it all fly today.*

I confess… 

Yesterday sucked for the most part.  From the time I rolled out of bed dragging butt tired right up to laying on my bed in the middle of the afternoon sweating buckets from the humidity, it just sucked.  If it could go wrong yesterday, it did.  Until I arrived at my honey’s house, then things improved 200% simply because he is who he is and always makes me laugh.  And he is just hot.  And looking at him and feeling my heart swell up with love for this guy just does wonders.

I confess…

If looks could kill, the boss and a slew of others I bumped into yesterday would be in the early stages of decomp at the moment.

I confess… 

I sleep better when I’m with him.  No clue why other than I just do.

I confess… 

There will never be enough time in my life to read all of the books I’ve added to my Kindle….but I keep adding them anyway.

I confess…

I just polished off a great bowl of oatmeal and if it weren’t for the fact that I’m finally losing my muffin top, I’d go for another.  Ah, self control.

I confess…

I’m about to go finish reading a really good book that is eating at me to see how it ends. Unintended Consequences, a freebie on Kindle a while back, has been really good!

Sunday Coffee Musings

26 May

Coffee cup with steamMy inner Diva is all curled up in her big arm-chair, feet on the matching ottoman, wearing her favorite jeans and long sleeved shirt (hey it’s chilly), sipping a cup of coffee, humming Celine Dion’s “Power Of Love” and smiling her smug, “see, I told ya so” smile.  She has been telling me for the past 3 years to just be patient, and the perfect man for me, my own Knight in shining armor, would find me.  After trying several times to push the proverbial square peg into a round hole when it came to relationships, I finally got it through my ever thick head and stubborn ways and stopped looking.  I was on the dating site out of amusement and looking for insanity to write about, never expected to actually find anyone.  Okay in all honesty, he found me, emailed me, and I took a chance and replied.

My heart is out from behind all the protective walls I had so carefully built to protect it, curled up next to my inner Diva’s legs, laying on her tummy, feet in the air crossed at the ankles, chin on her hands watching me with a dreamy look on her face.

My inner child is doing cartwheels and back  hand springs.

And as the song says, sometimes frightened by it all, and yet ready to go there.  This is so different than anything I’ve experienced in the past.

None of the “I suppose I could learn to tolerate ______.”  Or “I could learn to live with _______.”  No, this time it’s all “yes, yes that is very nice” and “perfect fit, perfect balance”.    All the way down to the core, our faith.

Sexy, mischievous eyes, killer smile, kind and gentle heart, hard working, great dad, awesome sense of humor, and normal.  No messed up, screwed up, shattered childhood or past that needs years of therapy to heal.  Just refreshingly normal.  And with SO much in common.

Yes, I am walking on sunshine, yet with my feet firmly planted on the ground.  My heart is all in, but so is my brain.

We both feel our best relationship is still within us, waiting to be made into something amazing.

Now, I’m sitting here in his house, sipping coffee while I wait for him to get home from work, and running through so many ‘hypotheticals’ in my head and knowing, from the tips of my toes to my darkening roots on top of my head, that I’m so very much in love, “and don’t it feel good!”

Friday Confessional

10 May

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WOOHOO!!!!

It is F-R-I-D-A-Y baby!!!!

Confession, it is said, is good for the soul, so let’s get started!

I confess…

I am just about dancing on the ceiling!  Okay so I know it is likely water weight but when the numbers on the scale begin to DECREASE I get happy and very very motivated.  3 pounds down this morning and that is making all this water (I could seriously row to work) worth it.  And giving up my wine for flavored water, and measuring everything that is going into my mouth.  Next step is to add in walking.  I WILL beat my mom, sister, and sis-in-law in Biggest Loser score.

I confess…

Tonight it will be hard to be good.  Train ride, dinner, all with a dear friend and my kids and their SO’s.  But I WILL make an effort.  It is the start of ‘pre-partying’ or ‘tailgating’ for my 50th next Friday.  By good I do mean watching what I eat and drink.  I mean it, I have every intention of being very careful.  And grandma used to say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  I’m screwed.

I confess…

That wine glass from yesterday’s post?  I should have stayed off of that website.  SO many amazing ones to chose from.

I confess…

When I was out with my friend last Saturday, the topic of Internet dating came up as that is how we originally met.  I got to strolling down memory lane, wondering what fodder was there for my novels in the making.  I have to say that it was fun, meeting so many men and enjoying conversation.  But there were a few horror stories in there as well.  It could make for a great book in and of itself if not a few chapters.  So, for shits and giggles, I checked to see if my profiles were still there, and they were inactive but accessible, so I activated them.  Holy Mother Of Freak Parades, into my mailbox came the full blown marching band.  Thankfully I’m able, due to past experiences, to weed through the clowns and ring masters to find the truly REAL and nice guys on these sites.  They are few and far between.  NO I am not looking to date, was just curious, and yes I know all about the cat and curiosity.

I confess…

I am about to go devour a wonderful salad with tuna and fresh avocado on it.  Avocado is a new thing for me, and while I’m still acquiring a taste for it, I’ll admit it ain’t bad!

Friday Confessional

3 May

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*Yawwwwwn and streeetch.  Friday…oh yes, FRIDAY – confessional day.  Guess I best get myself together and get things out in the open*

I confess… 

This has been a long week, and I wasn’t even certain when I woke up that it was, in fact, Friday.  Work has been super busy, though I am not complaining.  I like feeling like I am earning my paycheck.  It also makes time go by faster when I am here so I can go home to relax feeling accomplished.

I confess… 

I could probably stand to go to bed a bit earlier at night, but darn it there were so many good, new episodes, of my favorite shows this week that I am just exhausted from lack of adequate rest.  I hope to fix that over the weekend at some point.

I confess…

I am frustrated!!!  I need to sign up 14 new reps over the next 5 weeks in order to continue to get lead shares from Avon.  I keep talking to people but just not having much luck.  If you know of someone looking to make extra money, send them to me!  Seriously, only $10 and that is their kit, website, all the training…well everything they need.  They can even sign up online and doesn’t matter where they live they would still be under me and count.  20-50% commissions and NO parties to do.  In fact just send them to START AVON and tell them to use the code:  martigardner  to get signed up online.  You cannot beat a $10 investment.

I confess… 

I am writing this blog post while stuffing lunch in my face at the office.  I meant to write it last night and schedule it to publish, but then ‘Scandal’ came on and well that had my attention.   I’m munching a Summer Salad from Frisch’s, it is awesome!!!

I confess… 

I am relishing the quiet this afternoon in the office.  Everyone is out and about and it is me, here alone, in peaceful silence.  No doubt that spell will be broken soon, but for now it is amazing.

I confess… 

As if on cue, the boss sent a text…well several.  Lunch is over, time to get back to work, so much to do!

Shoe Lust Saturday

2 Mar

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AH one of my favorite hops/memes.

This week I only have one pair of shoes I am lusting after.

One gorgeous, OMG I must have these, pair of shoes.

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SIGH….they just rock.

Having some shoe lust yourself? 

This is the easy hop! Add photos of what you lust then head over to link up by clicking the red shoe up top!

Friday Confessional – Zombie Edition

16 Feb

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Once again it is FRIDAY!!!!  That can only mean that it is time once again to sprint on over to the confessional and let the shhhhhh stuff fly!  I’m sure you are chomping at the bit to know what I have to confess this week so let us not dally.

I confess… 

It has been one very busy, overwhelming week at the office.  We have plenty of work coming in so life is good, but the heat is on to learn the ropes of this job.  I can manage an office like a champ, just have to get past the learning curve associated with the industry.  Fortunately I was an office manager for a heating/cooling company and a painting company so I’m familiar with some of it and the subcontractor issues that can arise.  Getting used to a new way to do somethings and multitasking at Olympic gold medal pace and well the marvelous one is marvelously pooped out!  I FEEL like the walking dead by the time I hit the pillows.

My "zombie yourself" photo from Facebook.

My “zombie yourself” photo from Facebook.

I confess… 

I was SO glad to see The Walking Dead return to the weekly line up of shows to watch, but really not happy that Daryl went off with his no good brother and is away from the group.  I certainly hope that the producers and writers do not intend to write him out of the show.  They don’t mind killing off main characters at all, and Daryl is just TOO big a part of the story for me to accept his leaving.  Not to mention he is the eye candy for this chick.

I confess… 

I broke my “no sweets” thing last night at a local fish fry.  I blame my mom, she kept tempting me, saying it was Friday, Lent etc. Only time it will happen. I hope.

I confess… 

I am SO obsessed with Zombies that I signed up to be one in a nearby, “Run For Your Lives” event.  It looks like WAY too much fun not to participate and there is NO way I’d be able to train and be ready for a 5k obstacle course like they do, but someone has to be zombies and chase the runners! Waaahaaahaaaa!!!

I confess… 

I’m late getting to the confessional…again.  Oh well, at least I made it in under the wire!  Have an awesome weekend!

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