Thursday, August 23, 2007

My New Pal

Hello Everyone, I would like to introduce you to my new pal.

His name is Seamus. He is 7-1/2 weeks old, weighs 3.5 lbs and is an Irish Jack Russell ( Puddin Jack).
I picked him up last Friday night and have fallen in love. I am fortunate that my boss allows me to bring him to work with me as I did with Stella for the first 4 months I had her.

This is Stella my other Jack. She is not so in love.

She is feeling a bit displaced. She is the Queen and has had my constant attention for the last 2 1/2 years. She is getting better with him but still growls when he tries to cuddle with her. But she growls at me when I try to cuddle with her too. I will post better pics when I can. Oh, I love Jacks!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Half Naked Thursday......a day late

Sorry guys, forgot all about it due to my rantings about my children.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

I Should Be In Rehab....

Maria has a wonderful, positive outcome, post about "“This Parenting Shit" and her adventures in this world of stress, love, laughter and torment that is parenting. Having said that, this is what I am up against today and many other days when my children, the little fuck-nuts, (thanks Terroni) are getting a talkn’ to because of things they are or are not doing around the house.

My eldest (21) called my ex today to complain about the other two (17 & 16) not doing there chores and fighting, as siblings will do, hurling obscenities at each other and slamming doors. The only reason he was complaining is because the other two didn't do their chores, the hosue is messy and he wants his GF over tonight so I can cook them dinner she will be somehow impressed with him! Now this meal has been a plan since Monday and he lost his other job last Friday and has just been wandering to and fro doing as he pleases. As mentioned in my previous post about my eldest, he is moving to Virginia on Sunday. Being a single mom with and Ex who is usually in arrears with his child support (as is the case yet again) I told my eldest he could move back home for a month or so to save his $400.00 rent which, he could take with him for his move as I wouldn’t be able to just hand him a wad of cash. We discussed his dog (a Pit Bull) and the fact that I already had two dogs and was not interested in any way, shape or form, watching or dealing with his dog. It is not housebroken! “Not a problem, Ma! I will take care of him, he’s my buddy!” Great, glad that’s straight. Also, “We don’t’ have to set up chores or things, if I see something, like the trash that needs to be taken out I will just take care of it.” Why do we, as parents fall into that same old trap of wishful thinking? He has been home since 7/20/07. He has taken the trash out one time and only after I made a snide remark. That is his entire contribution to the running of my house in a month. Never mind the 5-6 trash bags full of dirty cloths that are thrown around his room and smell of dog pee. He has left his dog more than he has watched him and the dog has chewed his way (literally) through two doors, destroyed a $150.00 metal dog crate trying to free himself and one door jam. The dog has bad separation anxieties issues and did I mention at 11mothns old is still not fixed or house trained. He cannot be left alone for one minute! He, th edlest leaves the dog with the other two kids who promise they will watch him (yea right) and I come home to find piles of dog shit in MY room!

Now having said all that, my eldest is now stuck picking up the house today for "our" dinner date and is pissed about it. I am not sure what the Ex said to him but evidently it wasn't to his liking because he then proceeds to tell the Ex that a big reason everything is so out of control is because … are you ready for this….I come home from work every night, throw some kind of pasta in a pot and drink myself into oblivion every night and hide in my room. I don’t do any housework or make anyone behave and they are all running amuck. Please someone, come and take my children away from me because I am a horrible mother and awful role model, no really I mean it...please.. please come and take them away!

Do I go home at night, after working all day. Monday - Friday, running errands for football, taking time off of work for court dates for speed-demon children, grocery shopping, school shopping,vet appointments etc. and have a drink or two while I fix dinner, vacuum, clean up the mess that has been left while I was at work and deal with all the animals, YOU FUCKING BET I DO! On weekends (when the kids are at their dads) I might even get pretty trashed.

But do I deserve to be made to look like a raging alcoholic by my children every time they get spoken to about holding up their end of the bargain? NO! I do not deserve that, not for one second. This has been going on for a few years now as they have gotten older and at first I used to laugh it off but it is really starting to piss me off. The funny part, it is the Ex who truly has a drinking problem and he's calling me concerned. WTF I told the Ex today that every time he hears them say those things and he doesn’t call them on their shit he is reinforcing to them that he believes it. But that is the kind of help his is anyway.

So, Maria, I am glad you had a positive outcome with Liv yesterday and I sure hope she does turn out to be one of the those low-stress, easy going kids, cuz when they are not it is so hard to remember how much you really love them, especially when they hurt you so much.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I'm Pissed Off and I Don't Even Live There

On my way home yesterday, listening to Talk Radio as usual the topic of discussion was the following;


DOCTORS and health workers have been banned from eating lunch at their desks - in case it offends their Muslim colleagues. Health chiefs believe the sight of food will upset Muslim workers when they are celebrating the religious festival Ramadan. The lunch trolley is also to be wheeled out of bounds as the 30-day fast begins next month.

You have got to be freaking kidding me!

Na’eem Raza, a senior consultant with the firm, said he was thrilled that the health boards had formally adopted the guidance. He added: “The idea is to get faith in the workplace out in the open. “In the current climate, people need to understand where communities are coming from and what people are feeling. “After the Glasgow attack this is very important. This is about educating people and making them more aware and more confident when dealing with issues surrounding the Muslim community.

Hello! Evidently in Scotland terrorism is working!

Why is it that everyone but Muslims are expected to be tolerant and change? Unfortunately, these types of things are not just happening in Scotland. Here in the USA we no longer have Christmas Programs in school, Christmas decorations in offices and the Greeters at Wal-Mart have been told not to say Merry Christmas but Happy Holidays. This is all so no other Religious Factions will be insulted by Christianity. How about we all just do our thing with what we believe and be tolerant of everyone else’s thing? Why is it that this is even an issue? An entire workforce is having reverse prejudice thrust on them. They are being singled out and penalized because they are not Muslim. Since when did Scotland become a Muslim nation?

A very small minority is terrorizing us as a civilization and we are bending over backwards to be "politically correct" trying to "understand" them. FUCK THAT! No one's basic right to freedom should be put on the back burner for any other persons freedoms. It is as though, because we are afraid "they" will set off another car bomb, we will give all Muslims supremacy over all of us, when in reality it is a small portion of terrorists that are indeed in charge!

We all better stop and take a good look at what is going on before it is too late.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Humor Provided To You By Your Children

As you all know, from time to time I have "issues" with my children. They stress me out, make me cry, make me proud and from time to time really make me laugh. The following story is "one" of those times!

The BORING part of the story!

My eldest son who is now 21 has decided to move to Virginia where his best friend and girlfriend moved last fall. He flew down at the beginning of July, loved it and even spoke to a potential employer while there. This is huge for him. He showed real forethought and I am proud. He had to fly back down for a face-to-face interview with said employer. All went well, they practically handed him the job. Proud Mama! He even set up an apartment while down there and signed a lease.

OH, boy things were going so well, until the Employer informed my child he would need to take a drug test within 48 hrs of returning home to NH. He would not pass. I know my child. We (yes me too) called all over the State trying to find the "JUNK" (pee-test altering stuff), we finally found it, for $50.00. Off he went to take the test. The results were not available for 48 hrs and that took it over last weekend. Finally on Monday the clinic called and his urine was so diluted and corrupted it was unreadable and he had to retest.

The FUNNY part of the story!
Number one son, being a very bright boy decided to ask his brother to pee in a condom for him and he would strap to his leg to keep it warm (yes they check the temperature). Well younger brother came up short and couldn't give enough of a sample (hey, at least he tried). Oldest child then called a "BUDDY" (that must be some kind of friend) and asked him to meet him in the Mall and perform the same scenario as he had asked of younger brother. This guy performed up to snuff. Eldest child then taped the filled condom to his scrotum (to keep it warm) and headed to the Clinic.

It has been very hot and very humid here in New Hampshire lately. Humidity and tape don't mix as the Eldest discovered and he found said "package" loose in his BVD's. Eldest never wears BVD's, always a boxer boy. Lucky for him that day he thought ahead. As he was walking down the hall of the clinic to the bathroom with the Nurse right behind him it started to slip down his leg.

He finally reached the door and closed it quickly behind and breathed a sigh of relief. He had also thought ahead enough to store a thumbtack under his tongue to puncture the "package". While the package was wandering about in his BVDs it had lost significant heat that would be noticed by the nurse waiting outside the door. My very bright and anxious son realized he must warm up the PEE... so.......

He stuck the condom full of someone elses pee in his mouth to warm it up!

NO I am not kidding! I don't think I will ever get over giggling about this one. This will be forever discussed at inopportune moments for the rest of his life.

It makes me think of an old song about a Man and his Boy..

Bobby Goldsboro- Watching $#@% Grow! "THAT'S MY BOY"

P.S. IT worked.. he got the job and is moving next week.
Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Half Naked Thurdsay First Timer!

I saw this melee on Vic and another's blog and thought.. ooooo , I like that idea. I am a bit of a naked nut. As a matter of fact my bathing suit top is at the bottom of the lake from this past Sunday. At least I saved the bottoms!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Say It With Lyrics

Here is my picks for this round:

1. The Misanthropic.
(Name something - about humanity - you absolutely hate).
Hey little girl would you like some candyyour momma said that it's OK
The door is open come on outside
no I can't come out today
it's not the wind that cracked your shoulder
and threw you to the ground
who's there that makes you so afraid
you're shaken to the bone
and I don't understand
you deserve so much more than this.

Good Enough-Sarah McLachlan

2: The Meretricious: (Expose someone or something that's phony, fraudulent or bogus).

I thought I'd won your heart when I held you hand in mine
I thought it was true love the way we complemented each other
But my right is your wrong
And when you're right then I'm left with nothing
Your light and your heat have all been spent
Leaving only smoke and ashes
Only smoke and ashes baby

I've got a red hot heart
And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
I say there's fire down below
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby
I was blinded by devotion
My unwavering love for you
So blinded that I thought all your lies were true
But now I know for certain since you've gone away
It was just a smoldering fire I mistook for a blaze
Only smoke and ashes baby

I've got a red hot heart
And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
I say there's fire down below
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby
Only smoke and ashes baby, baby ...

“Smoke and Ashes” Tracy Chapman

3: The Malcontent:(Name something you're unhappy with).

Hard to be sure
Some times I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Dont wanna be
All by myself anymore
All by myself
Dont wanna live
All by myself anymore

Eric Carmen-All By Myslef

4: The Meritorious.(Give someone credit for something and name it if you can).

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line
I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line
As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line
You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line.

Johnny Cash "I Walk The Line"-For getting and keeping his shit together!

5: The Mirror.(See something good about yourself and name it).
Mona lisa, mona lisa, men have named you
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only cause you're lonely they have blamed you? For that mona lisa strangeness in your smile? Do you smile to tempt a lover, mona lisa? Or is this your way to hide a broken heart? Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, mona lisa? Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?

Mona Lisa- Nat King Cole

6: The Make-Believe:(Name something you wish for).

You are the woman that I've always dreamed of
I knew it from the start
I saw your face and that's the last I've seen of my heart
It's not so much the things you say to me
It's not the things you do
It's how I feel each time you're close to me
That keeps me close to you
You are the woman that I've always dreamed ofI knew it from the start
I saw your face and that's the last I've seen of my heart
It's not so much your pretty face I see
It's not the clothes you wear
It's more that special way you look at me
That always keeps me there,
You are the woman that I've always dreamed of
I knew it from the start
I saw your face and that's the last I've seen of my heart
It's hard to tell you all the love I'm feeling
That's just not my style
You've got a way to send my senses reeling
Every time you smile,
You are the woman that I've always dreamed of
I knew it from the start
I saw your face and that's the last I've seen of my heart

Firefall - You Are The Woman Lyrics

Or ………

If you really want to please me you know you have to stake a claim
And make hot love to me boy till I wanna wear your name
So if you wanna make some time you gotta keep one thing in mind
You got to bone me like you own me
You got to bone me like you own me
If you wanna satisfy me that’s the only way
You gotta bone me like you own me
If you really want to make my day

Barbara Carr-Bone Me Like You Own Me.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

My contribution to Blogville

Well folks, here I am with my new sassy haircut! Count me in.