Saturday, February 28, 2009

I know, I know, it's Texas...

But can we please pick a season and stick with it for a week maybe?

my feet are cold.

oh, and we took Roxie for a walk today cause the TV said it was in the mid 50's. okay, a bit chilly, but we'd be moving. OMG the wind was something else. RTO was all, "let's go the short way, cause it's cold." kinda surprised I had skin left on my face afterwards.


since it's Friday night and I've got the ipod handy...

ten random songs

1. Your Soul Today - Chris Cornell

2. Olinda Road - Hapa

3. Leocadia - 7: Act V Ouverture - Francis Poulenc

4. So Geht Den Hin! (Christmas Oratorio) - J. S. Bach (I just picked this up today. a boxed set of four Bach oratorios)

5. This Time - Dwight Yoakam

6. Sempre Fidelis - U.S. Air Force Band

7. Another Rainy Day in New York City - Chicago

8. Lady Madonna - London String Orchestra

9. Casino (from The World is Not Enough) - David Arnold

10. Scarlet Ribbons (for Her Hair) - Kingston Trio


Friday, February 27, 2009

here mom

it's me... and my new piano. I hit a few clunkers and mush up some words because I'm not so used to playing and singing lately, but I think that may change...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

my toothbrush broke last night....

I just snapped the handle in half. Since it's got a rubbery covering it stayed together, but now it's all floppy.

This probably is not going to help me get my courage up to visit the dentist.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I'm just amazed some nights at how quickly the Ambien hits me. Most of the time, I'm good for an hour if not longer, but then there's tonight where it's been maybe twenty minutes and my eyes don't want to focus any more. wheeeeee!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

today's weiner!

Atlantic Credit & Finance! CR asked for "Mark" and I explained that I am "Maggie" and please don't call me again or I will file a complaint. CR then said, "Are you brave enough to do that?" WHA??? yes! "well, I don't have to talk to idiots like you" hung up on him, called the number back (for once caller ID listed one) and told them I really don't appreciate being harassed just because I have a very common last name.

Thinking about filing a complaint with the BBB anyway, but it looks like they don't really need my help.


Monday, February 23, 2009

I really should keep this chair empty...

I got this chair from my mom's mom. It had been hidden in the "scary bedroom" for a few years until we cleaned it out before Christmas and moved the stationary bike in there. maggie claimed it shortly after that. but lately we keep leaving things on it, cause it's right next to the closet and we're lazy.

My ultimate plan is to maybe knit a cover for it.

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it sucks.


Friday, February 20, 2009


MK: oh hey, I could turn our toilet into a large bunny.



RTO: but you won't.


RTO, human catnip


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RTO: That's disgusting

and this is why I don't add Cornify to my browser...

I would never actually read anything ever again.


Roxie's new pal...

Snoopy died last week...

so now, she has a Squirrel...



Sunday, February 15, 2009

speaking of photos...

Kris has some awesome spring flower pics... flowering quince, crocus, and a couple of daffodils.

I still haven't dug up the backyard bulbs so of course they are not blooming again this year. The ones I did dig up and try to replant in front of the house have gone MIA. too many bunnies up there, I think.

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he obviously doesn't love the puppy so much....

or I don't take any good pictures of her...

got home from my lesson Friday afternoon and RTO was home and told me I was home too soon. He was hanging this...

so that explains why he was looking through my old blog posts. He took some of the pictures, made them black and white and added back little bits o' color, printed them and framed them. aaaaaw

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Friday, February 13, 2009

okay, maybe something entertaining today....

I know I've mentioned before that we sometimes get calls from collections people cause we have a very common name and they go all "oh, they're last name is 'Katzen' and they live in Rowlett" Anyhoo, same place, Northland Group, has called twice today, and RTO was home early and talked to them. Second time they called he yelled at them and then I hear him say, "I don't care if you're pregnant!!!" I'm thinking, "WTH?" so he told me the woman on the phone told him not to yell at a pregnant lady. He also asked how the hell he was supposed to know she was pregnant for really.

good times... good times...


I got nothin' this week....

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals


Monday, February 09, 2009

maggie must be feeling good...

she's been doing that "randomly run through the house and pounce on invisible things while meowing" thing the last couple nights.

it's like kitteh "let's pretend" and really fun to watch.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Do you know who I am!?

Roxie's developed quite the attitude lately. not sure what to do about that.


calming down....

I made it through today (Thursday) without crying! and I made it to work both days this week! They were right about sleeping. It seems to have helped tremendously. (I got some Ambien on Tuesday)

just in case though, I arranged to work half days Monday through Thursday next week. I figure I may want the extra sleep with rehearsals every night starting Sunday. and I don't know if today was a fluke or I really won't feel quite so tired from now on. we'll see, I guess.

I know, I'm up a bit late tonight, but I've been so good the last couple nights and I can sleep in a little tomorrow. RTO's getting up/leaving around four this morning to get to drill this weekend.

Hopefully, I'll get some more record transferring done this weekend. a couple things came up on the ipod today and they sounded really good(the only reason I knew they were from records was because I'd just listened to them Monday). I'm really happy with how things are turning out.


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

skinny puppy...

browsing through old pictures again tonight... I think she's put on about fifteen pounds since we brought her home. and then here she is rawkin' the t-shirt...

"I would never dream of licking all the medication off... please, remove this shirt."


huh, I think I'll get to sleep before three tonight....

but crying most of the day really isn't a permanent fix.

anyhoo, looks like I'll be trying the antidepressants again.

funny story... A few days ago I picked up some Simply Sleep, because someone had recommended Tylenol PM. Anyhoo, RTO looked at it and said "Oh, it's cold medicine" which made me think, "I should have picked up some Benadryl, that always knocks me out." so tonight we're rummaging through the drawer in the bathroom and I spot a bottle of generic Benadryl and guess what? They're the same "active ingredient". Diphenhydramine HCl. but the Sleepy things did not work. or, maybe just not as quickly as I expected.