Thursday, January 31, 2013

Deadlines mean nothing

to some people that is.  o.O

Recently we had this person who signed up for her free trial on the homeschooling board that I help run.  When her trial ended, I sent her an email ("pay up or we delete your account" but much nicer of course!) and didn't hear from her so I deleted the account.  SEVERAL months later she emails asking why she can't get in on the board. ???
So she renews and then wants to know why she can't get into co-op.  Um because the deadline was yesterday, another one will be coming up in April.  :p

Then I sent out financial statements for my church yesterday.  I would have done it sooner but I was having connection issues with my computer.  The deadline for getting them out was today.  Today I get an email that someone forgot to turn in their receipts that they want counted. :p  I could be wrong but I don't think that you have to turn in the receipts to where you give something to be able to claim them.  I know the IRS doesn't allow the receiver to put any value on the items.  Oh well.

I would love to adopt the policy "Lack of planning on your part does not create an emergency on my part."  But alas I have to be sweet and some folks consider that snarky.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's the little things in life...

Day 3 of my cold/flu thing.  I don't know what this thing is anymore.

But today I took a shower!  w00t!  LOL!  Course I nearly hacked up my lungs in the shower, but I felt good for a little bit afterward.

Actually except for sounding bad, I feel pretty good...I'm getting tired now though.  But for most of today I felt really good.  Going a long time between coughing fits... my back and abs are thankful for that.

I didn't get to use the internet much today because my provider shut me down.  I ordered a new modem and wasn't allowed to use it until 5pm.  :p  jwerks!  But that's all up and running.  or walking.  I don't know why but this seems slower than what we had even though it kept konking out.

Some lady showed up at the front door.  I looked through the peep hole.  She resembled a politician, a petition gatherer or a social worker.  Needless to say I did NOT open the door to her.  I have a policy...  If I don't know you're coming and you don't have cookies, then I don't open my door.  I'm sick and tired of everyone and their brother coming here trying to get their hands on my money.  So now I avoid them.  I don't answer the phone for numbers I don't recognize either.  Sucks for my friends with cell phones, but if they talk to my machine I'll answer them.

We had a cold snap today, so I cooked up a batch of turkey broth.  It is cooling on the back porch before I move it to the frig.  I'll finish it up tomorrow...maybe. ;o) 

Oh I found the set of bedroom furniture that I want on craigslist!  Since I can't pick it up until next week I have to wait and see if it is still available then.  sigh and tapity tapity.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sick, sick, sickedy sick!

Remember how I was sick for New Year's...and for my birthday?

Well I had that super nice lingering cough that hangs around after a cold since then and then Saturday... WHAMMO!  I picked up the flu bug.

I woke up Sunday morning feeling pretty good, took my shower, got dressed for church, fixed my hair and then started feeling woozie.  Ut oh!

Houston, we have a problem!

I started running scenarios of how to get to church without infecting everyone there (especially not the poor lady going through chemo) because I had to DO stuff at church.  I'm the financial secretary and I'm also doing a fund raiser for the Mission Trips.

But as the minutes passed and I started feeling worse and worse I finally realized that church would go on without me...I was too sick to go.

So I trugged back upstairs and changed into my pajama sweats combo.  I gave my husband and daughter instructions for how to take care of my jobs and plopped on the couch.

Oh and my internet decided to go down too...God's way of making me rest?  Yeah, I think so.

After a while I realized that I had been shunning fluids and I was hungry.  So I made myself some soup.  There went the last of my chicken/turkey stock.  Ah was for a good cause.

Now I need a cold snap and to be bug free to make some more.

That was yesterday.  Today I feel entire body doesn't hurt.  But that could be from the pain killers.  I'm still coughing up a lung and all the fun that comes with coughing up a lung.

YAY  :p

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

lotta nuthin but gratuitus links

Well since my last post I haven't really done all that much that seemed blog worthy.  But I've noticed that I get a lot more traffic on my blog if I link to other I'm going to see how this post does.  lol

On Jan 5th I went with Darly to go and see our friends from Colorado Improv do their show.  Had a great time laughing which hurt my back, but it was so worth it. 

On Jan 7th I had a board meeting for Common Ground Homeschoolers of which I've been a member of for over 10 years now and been on the board forever.  We discussed all sorts of interesting and not so interesting things, but ended up seeing some folks from CYT while meeting at Panera.  We actually got "thrown out" because we didn't realize what time they closed (we do that a lot though!)

On Jan 9th, Darly and our church's youth group met up at Village Inn  for Prayer & Pie night.  It's a fun social event that they do and don't let me go to. :(  That's okay though as I don't really need the pie.  But on this occasion I ran into an old friend that I haven't seen in a long time and while chatting I invited her to our that was cool.

On the 10th Darly had her CYT class  and since I didn't want to cook dinner that night I hung out and chatted with the Bye Bye Birdie costume team about the upcoming costume parade.  So since I had no dinner ready I zipped over to Little Caesars.

On the 11th & 12th we did more CYT stuff (but I've linked to them numerous times above).  oh but I did get lunch from King Soopers.  They have a great ready made sandwich department.

On the 13th I was asked to attend a meeting before church so I had to get up early and pretty much forgo my coffee.  bummer.

and then last night was my homeschool group's Teacher's Night Out that I went to at Whole Foods.  While there and using the wifi I was able to freak Darly out by posting on her Facebook status.  LOL that was funny when I got home.  Oh and Whole Foods had to toss us out again.

If you happened to stop by because of one of the links above.  Welcome!  I hope that I didn't bore you too much and you swing by again sometime.  And if you're one of my regulars, I'm glad you still stick with me. :D

Monday, January 07, 2013

What a birthday

I've had some bummer birthdays before, but this one really took the cake (btw: the cake was amazing though!)

First I was still sick...still am.  bummer

Second I threw out my back while trying to pick up the dog to take her to the vet.  oye!  I ended up taking a muscle relaxer that night which helped a tiny bit.

Since my birthday was on a Friday night, and I was sick, and my back hurt, I decided that instead of trying to figure out where to go for dinner that we would just stay in and DH & Darly could make dinner.  Darly like the idea and planned the menu.

But then Darly got the nosebleed that refused to quit so DH ended up making more of the dinner than either Darly or I thought possible.  Mostly because when you try to give DH direction he QUESTIONS everything you tell him.  Like he knows more about cooking than even I do?  o.O

However, dinner turned out pretty good.  My cake was good also but I made that myself the night before.  My gifts were great...gotta try out my new comfy jammy pants!

Next year I hope to not be sick and never pull my back out again.  Oh and I still have a birthday dinner out to look forward to!  Now to figure out where in the world I want to go for that.  :-/

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

"Ringing in the new year"

...sick as a dog. :p

a few days ago I started feeling this bug coming and yesterday it started making me KNOW it was coming.  So I got to ring in the new year while being sick.  Unfortunately that made things a bit less for the rest of my family as well.

Luckily I had a freezer full of chicken stock so I made us a nice chicken & rice soup.  Since I really can't taste any difference anyway, I decided to add red pepper flakes to my soup.  I think that it helped to clear up my sinuses a bit...sorta!

I spent the majority of New Year's Eve on the sofa either reading, watching a bit of TV and sleeping.  (Yeah, I know how to party!)  I found the two New Year's Eve celebrations on TV to be rather lacking in anything I wanted to I watched other shows while I was alert enough to care.  This seemed to bother my hubby a bit, but he didn't fuss too much as he doesn't care for that garbage they were showing either.

At 11:55 I switched over to NBC and then ABC to see what they were up to.  Both were still very lame, so I just kept switching back and forth.  We saw the ball drop (I don't know which channel we had it on for that) and Lilly decided that something was going on (she had no idea what) but that it must require running around all excited with numerous stops at mom for reassurance.  LOL!  What a nut dog!

We toasted in the new year with a glass of bubbly... sparkling apple cider (yup, we live large!) and then switched the channel to some movie or something before I zonked back out again.

We are expecting more snow here soon, which will be good as the old snow is mostly a mess of black slush.  :p

I'll be spending the day dosing myself with every cold remedy that we have...vitamin C, salt water gargle, etc and will probably zonk out on the couch again here soon.  w00t!

Oh and I have a new nephew, born on Dec 29th and today is my "little" brother's birthday.  (I used quotes because all of my brothers, while younger than me are all taller than me.  That's a good thing though because really being a short man in our society isn't so good, but folks don't care if you're a short woman.)