Sunday, August 22, 2010

Today's the day....

Today is the last day of vacationing around here.  The kids will start their schooling tomorrow, and I have my good intentions of starting my new daily schedule tomorrow.  Here's a peek:
  • Wake up at 6:30am with lusty woodsman
  • 7am Yoga
  • 7:30am shower
  • 8am Les Bonnes Idees blogging and such
  • 8:30am teach the trolls  kiddos until 2pm
  • 2:30pm more Les Bonnes Idees work until 4pm-ish
  • Dinner
Sounds lovely, doesn't it?  It is a work in progress and my intentions have been publicly made known.  The real test is to see if I can stick to this lovely schedule or if that dreaded "life" will get in the way and ruin it all.  But I have hopes.

I have also decided that I most definitely will finish my dress that I've been working on (for at least the past 3 months...hey, it's freakin' HOT out!) and move on to this dress with this fabulous fabric that I found at for a STEAL!!!! With the summer coming to a close, I'm sure to have it ready by next summer....I'll try to share the progress with you as I work on it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It always ends with a chicken of some sort...

Alright, so it didn't end with this chicken EXACTLY,

but it will most certainly end with this rooster:

Of all the things that bug me most about this house, and trust me, there are many:

  • roof is growing moss,
  • you can't flush a toilet and expect there to be water pressure anywhere else in the house after for at LEAST 10 mins.before the well pump can catch its breath to offer you more,
  • the gorgeous kitchen wallpaper (seriously, they should shoot the designer of that print...and the people who actually stocked the print, and the person who took the order..the list goes on here.)
  • water stains the carpets,
  • red clay,
  • the cupboards in the kitchen are so old that the glue is starting to smell like urine (fantastic...),
  • did i mention the lack of water pressure?

But of all these things (and I am certain I could think of more, but will spare you the details), the most irritating would have to be the morons who live next door.  All we ask is that you keep your farm on your property.  That's it...keep your animals on your property.  One day, their chickens decided to take a hike over here to feed on our sweet red clay.  The beast would be too tempted to chase said chickens, so....I called animal control.  Long story short, I saved their lazy asses $225 worth of fines for two days!!  But by the third day, I had had enough.  I made one last call.  The following day, the chickens were gone.  So now, they have this bizarre need to enlist neighborhood children to befriend my kids to spy on us.  I KID YOU NOT!
Makes me wonder what's in the water over there.
So, here's to whacked out neighbors who have nothing better to do with their time than spy on us!

Monday, August 16, 2010

On your mark, get set...........


Time for another school year to start and I'm already wishing it were Spring.  Not because I despise schooling, but because I didn't accomplish a fraction of what I wanted to this Summer.

The temps were so ridiculously rude this summer that I didn't get a chance to paint the trim, paint the attic pull down stair,  rip the carpet up, paint the boy's room, install the ceiling fans, weed the front beds, and a multitude of other projects.  All I needed was for the temps to hover in the lower 80's....instead, I got a nasty bucketful of perspiring 90's and 100's.  Who moved the freakin' equator????

I'm going to enjoy the day when I can open all my windows and doors, feel the autumn breeze, and savor the smells of fall.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

trying desperately to cool down...

I am telling you true, dear reader, I would rather be living back in Red Wing MN in the middle of winter than being this freakin' hot!
As if it's not bad enough that the temps here are hovering in the upper 90's with heat  indices of over 105, I have had the pleasure of experiencing hot flashes at precisely frickin' clockwork!  What the hell?  I now understand why my mother insists on keeping her indoor temps hovering around freezing (dad complains he pulls out the parka most nights) just to sleep.  This is INSANE!  Shall we do a walk through of a typical night?  Why the hell not....
It takes over 1/2 an hour to slow my mind down enough to get tired.  Then, after a few more minutes convincing myself that the ringing in my ears is "white noise," I might just fall asleep.  (Clock reads around 1140pm)  This is where it starts to get dreams are whacked.  Seriously insane.  Some nights I'm in a jungle escaping certain doom, other nights I'm living in some house with a bunch of people I don't know, married to an old flame, yet having an affair with my hubby.  It's hard to explain, but these dreams are so far out there, I contemplate committing myself for psychiatric evaluation.  Just when the dreams start to get REALLY interesting, wham!  It's 430am, I have to pee.  The minute I get up, my entire body catches fire.  I get a drink, strip down to my Hanes', and sit there on the edge of my bed dying from heat stroke.  After 5 to 10 mins of  feeling like I've just been thrown into a microwave on the popcorn setting, I start to cool down enough to lay back down in my HOT sheets, stick my feet out of the covers and hope to the gods above that I'll fall back asleep before the alarm goes off. (Clock now reads 530am)
Enough with the perimenopause already!  I'm too young for this shit!
Here's to hoping tomorrow's cooler than my hot flashing....