Monday, March 02, 2015

All Ears

In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.
                                                          ~~Marilyn Manson

Happy Monday my little Petunias......

I came across this pic of Marilyn Manson.  Of course I also had a pic of me with "The Ears" so had to share.  And I really believe in this quote... we all have family members or incidents in our life that could certainly be showcased on Jerry's show.  By the way is this show even on anymore?

I'm not really a planner but I bought a new journal yesterday at Home Goods to track my food and water intact, log my weight, and notate my Afib episodes so I have it all handy when I go to the doctor.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

March 1st --- And It's Still Snowing

I thought March enters in like either a lion or a lamb.  But it seems to be arriving like an an abominable snow monster.

7:55 am

I'm so ready for Spring, for the melting of all the snow, for the arrival of spring flowers and for warm weather.  I do realize we were lucky.  We didn't get as much snow as other parts of the US but the snow has been on the ground for several months and I'm ready to let it go.

Since I'm snowbound (I have a shoulder injury at the moment) I'll be making chicken and noodles, something hardy on a good day.  More snow is forecasted later today and then some freezing rain.   I really hate the freezing rain.

I hope you are having a great Sunday and that March comes in just a little quieter for you.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hair Color

Hair color is very important to me.  It's funny that I just realized this but when I went from blonde to a mousy brown I became depressed.  I hated the brown, I mean I really, really hated it.

Then I sent to Sally's Beauty Shop and went down the hair dye aisle.  I choose a black/plum color and a red violet color, got some 20% developer and came up and stirred up a batch of hair color.

Now normally I go to Sara to have my hair done, but this was late in the evening and I needed to do something to my hair NOW.  And I did.

It's darker and in some lights it looks black and in other lights its more plum.  All I know is that the murky brown is gone.... and I like this so much more.

Unfortunately I splashed some dye on my silver bath mat, so there's another expense as I have to replace the rug.... but sometime sacrifices have to be made in the heat of the moment.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Soapbox Rant

I live in a condo.  Each condo unit has an assigned parking space.  My space is #55.  Today when I came home from running errands a big white SUV was in my spot.  Now I realize there is snow everywhere and it might be hard to see a number spot vs. a spot that says visitor, but Hubby had shoveled my spot out and #55 was clearly visible.

So I pulled up behind the parked car, when inside the building and found the unit that was having the party.  She's an older woman (hell she's probably my age).  When I said I believed someone at her party was in my spot, she said "where is your spot?"  I told her it was the first spot and she yelled "Liv, you're going to have to move your car".  So, as a tenant and the owner of spot #54 (and by the way she was parked in her own spot) she knew someone was in my spot and didn't give a rat's ass.

As I waited for the owner of the white SUV to come out to move her vehicle I looked around and noticed different cars in all the tenants' spots.  When the driver came out she said where should I park.  I explained to her where she should park and wondered why the person who was throwing the party hadn't informed her guests on the proper spots to park.

There are probably 12 to 14 cars out here in other tenant's spots.  We have a Club House that has 25 spots at least.  She could have directed then to park there and walk over.

If I throw a party I make sure everyone knows where to park and in a situation where snow is blocking the space numbers or the word "visitor" I would have someone outside directing people to appropriate spots.

I'll get off my soapbox now.  I just had to share.  I realize the world is filled with people that lack common sense, manners and just good neighborly skills.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

More Snow

It's snowing again.......and it's beautiful.  Heavy, wet and dense.... the perfect snow for building a snowman, sliding down a hill or even walking your dog.

I spent the day mostly inside watching "The Goonies".  Of course I had to go outside, and spent a little bit of time at a local park watching the kids play, the squirrels running around like little demonic freaks and the ducks and geese playing on the pond.

Did it snow in your neck of the woods?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Book Club Tuesday

My first book club meeting is canceled due to extreme cold and snow.  Ohhh no.  I was so excited to go and now have to wait another month to discuss this book.

Have you read it?  Did you like it?  Let me know.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday - Sick Day

Hubby is sick; Alex is sick; and I just picked up some drugs for me at the Pharmacy.  I blame my Hubby.  It's like he has forgotten how to cover his mouth when he coughs. I swear it looks like his tongue slips out between his lips when he coughs.  I'm sure the house has been splattered with projectile coughing moist droplets.

It's also like 5 degrees with winds at blizzard speed.  It's snowing and then ice pellets fall and then it snows again.  I cleaned off the car when I went to the Doctor, then again when I left the doctor's office, then when Alex and I got done with lunch and against when I left Target.

Now I'm curled up on the sofa; hoping book club isn't canceled for tomorrow night (it would be my first night going).  I have several movies to watch but at the moment I'm just in a trance.  I really don't want to do anything.  Again I blame Hubby on making me feel blah.  Damn those little virus bugs.  So tiny and so powerful.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lisa's Birthday Celebration

Angie W & Angie D

 Linda & Tina

Kumiko & Marlene

Me and Lisa (the birthday gal)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


How do you handle disappointment?  This morning I was told I was not selected for a position which I felt would have been perfect for me.  Unfortunately there was an internal candidate that was selected for the role.

I know people say "oh a better opportunity is on it's way"; but it's hard to maintain a positive attitude when you begin to doubt yourself.

So how do you snap out of it?  Today after the ax fell; I applied for four different type of jobs and wrote some interesting cover letters.  I hope that will land me an interview.  But do you have any suggestions?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Dreams - Cows and Spiders

A group of us were at my Grandma's house, gathered around her table.  We heard a loud sound and turned to look.  A stampede of brown cows were coming down her alley.  Of course I grabbed my camera and went outside.

When I went outside what I thought was Grandma's home, the outside of the home was different.  The steps tiered down to several levels and at the last level a cow was standing there and another person was pulling a baby calf out of the cow.

I then continued down the alley, following the cows.  They eventually were corralled.  An insurance man who seem to know me and my family was hosting a party and invited us in.  We had drinks and food; and went down to the basement level of his house where you were actually able to walk out to the back yard.  There was a huge pond/lake there and fireworks were going off and in the distance you could hear the cows mooing.

I decided to leave.  When I opened the door that would take me upstairs, several large shiny black spiders appeared.  They seemed aggressive and moved towards me and the woman behind me.

I backed away and the woman behind me stepped forward.  More spiders appeared and then jumped on her back and legs.  As she began to struggle to get them off her; I ran up the stairs.  One bigger spider latched on to the bottom of my foot (hmmmm... when did I lose my shoes).

Of course everyone was gathered at the top of the stairs when they heard all the screaming.  I sat down on a bar stool and the spider's fangs were deep in my foot.  The realtor's wife laughed and said "you just have to cut it off in order for him to let go of you".

As I grabbed a knife from the counter....the spider slide back...leaving his head and fangs in my foot.  I stabbed his big round body... and my blood squirted everywhere.  When he was finally dead, his fangs and head slide out of my foot.

I'm on a blood thinner; so once the fangs were removed, blood showered out of the puncture wounds. I was freaking out about the amount of blood and everyone else appeared drunk.  My blood was also a different color; not bright red but more like a wine color.

And then I woke up, checking my foot for puncture wounds.   Now what the hell does this dream mean?

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hello February

Looking forward to this tiny little month.  My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month and to continue my workout sessions with Jen.  My body is getting stronger and I'm enjoying the workout sessions.

I will also begin my search for a job.  I would like to be working by April; so I want to take my time and find a job that will be a good match for me.

And lastly I'm going to be off Diet Coke by month end.  It's time to kick this habit.

What are your plans for February?  Please let me know in the comment box.  :)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Goodbye January

31 days of 2015 - gone.  Where did they go?

I hope your January was a good one.  Mine was a weird one.  I'm looking forward to February.  I'm ready for a change.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dedicated to someone I know that has fallen on a dark path of despair.

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