Monday, May 19, 2008

Not much happening lately

So I've been gone awhile. I've been very busy at work. So much so that by the time I get home I just don't feel like doing anything but vegging out. I have so much catching up to do on all the sites. I'm doing this little blurb on my lunch break. I'm hoping to be able to have a little time after work but before I wake up HD for the evening to have a little more time for another update. But I have to run to Target to get some things so I might not. We shall see. Well gotta go for now.


So I didn't go to the store.  I received another migraine this afternoon.  I've been suffering from those on and off again for the last couple of weeks.  Another reason for the non posts.  Have you ever noticed that when you go awhile without doing something or having something that you'll either crave it big time or you'll realize you couldn't care less.  Well, it's been almost two weeks since my last post and I was almost to the point of not caring at all about posting again.  

As mentioned I've been super busy at work.  We got a new girl and I've been helping quite a bit with training her.  There was also some friction between her and bosslady that I thought I might get stuck in the middle of.  But it looks, at least as of today, that it might have worked itself out.  I'm hoping so since I really like both of them very much and I think this new chick could really work.  That is, as long as she decides she wants to stay.  She doesn't much care for the fact that we have to basically be collection callers.  I'm thinking bossman didn't stress that in his interview with her.  At least not like it was in my interview.

Home life has been basically pretty damn boring for the most part.  Because I've been so damn busy at work by the time I get home all I want to do is veg out on the couch.  This is the first evening in two weeks, if not longer, that I've been on the computer other than to pay bills.  

I'd say the most stimulating thing I've done in the last two weeks is mow the lawn.  And that's not being facetious.  Well, I guess I could take that back.  We had a few friends over the Saturday before Mother's Day and hung out but didn't do much other than that.  And on Mother's Day HD and I went over to my mom's and hung out with her for a short while.   Then came back home to make dinner for his mom and youngest sister and her baby and hang out with them for awhile.  His other sister was in Florida with his dad and stepmom going to Walt Disney World with his nephew.

There was a family brouhaha that happened the Thursday before that weekend that hasn't completely resolved itself yet but I can't write about it here.  Sorry, I'm doing this more for my own diary part of this whole site.  Suffice it say that there's much heartache and headache going on.  But HD and I are going to be the supporting big brother and sister that we always are.  Oh yeah, we're ok, the brouhaha isn't us.  Although it did cause us to argue but that's almost a given since it involves extended family members and finances which is almost never a good mix.  Ok, that's it, enough said.  I'm just going to make my migraine that much worse.

I had to take a pill this past Friday and Saturday nights and now it seems I might have to take another one tonight.  I really don't want to though.  I'm so tired of taking medicine.  UGH!!

Ok, I'm done for now.   Maybe I won't go so long next time.  We shall see.

Media quotes of the day: Your sister's becoming a real annoyance - Jubal Early - Firefly
It's so stimulating being your hat.  -  The Hat - Labyrinth

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Damn snooze alarm

Here's the down side of having a husband/significant other that works nights. And not only works nights but works over time. Monday and Tuesday were supposed to be his two nights off but he had to work over time both of them. Last night he went in at 10pm and worked until 6am. But Monday he went in at 2am. That's 2:00 in the morning. The middle of the friggen night people. When I should be sleeping peaceful.

So when I was sleeping peaceful his alarm goes off at 1am. And he's one of those people that have to have it very loud or he won't hear it. Luckily this night he decides to only go with one snooze so I only had to hear it one more time before he got up. But I was just dozing off when BAM there's the sound of some 80's song in my ear.

But last night since he went in at 10 there was no problem. Except I went to bed late. Because I was watching
Bride and Prejudice. Silly movie but I couldn't help but like it. And my God but Aishwarya Rai is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have her eyes. Anyway. After that it was about 10:40 and I should've just gone to bed but I didn't feel like it so I decided to take a bath. Now as long time readers know, I can't take quick baths, I take long ones because I read while in them.

Which is what I did last night. So sure enough I didn't get in to bed until close to midnight. And by now I'm sure you've already guessed what happened to me. Yep, that's right. His DAMN ALARM WENT OFF! At 1:00. In the am. In the middle of the night. When I was sleeping peaceful. When my eyes where shut and I was dreaming. When I had been asleep for less than only one hour, yes because of my own stupidity but still that's beside the point.

Does he not know he's supposed to TURN OFF THE ALARM? Not just RESET it? I mean really. COME ON!

Hi honey, love you. Mwah

Media quote of the day: I'm a hopeless dancer, but this looks like you just screw in a light bulb with one hand and pat the dog with the other. - Will Darcy - Bride and Prejudice

Monday, May 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday

I felt like an absolute slug yesterday but it was wonderful. I pretty much did nothing but read all day. I got up around eight when HD got home. We watched a few half hour comedy shows until he was tired enough to go to bed. After, I went back downstairs to see if there was anything worth watching but there wasn't and I realized that I was still pretty tired myself. I hadn't slept very well at all. But rather than go disturb him I decided to stay on the couch. So I took a nap there for a couple more hours. It helped since I was developing another headache.

Oh yeah, except for Saturday because I had finally broken down and taken an Imitrex on Friday night I've had a migraine or at least a very bad headache every day again since last Monday. And no, I'm not going to the doctor. Although it was bad enough on Monday and Tuesday for me to stay home the other days haven't been so I'm not seeing him. Other than having me take the steroids again there's really nothing for him to do.

After I woke up I debated on what I wanted to do and decided to read for awhile. Turns out I decided to read all day. I did cook dinner and send HD off to work so it wasn't a completely unproductive day, but mostly it was. It was very nice. But at the same time I did feel like a slug.

Media quote of the day: Crack a book, you lazy son-of-a-bitch. - Fez - That '70's Show

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blueberry Fluff

In my comments from yesterday's post Saintseester asks, "What on earth is blueberry fluff? I can see where it wouldn't be enough sustenance for a night out drinking."

In today's post Kat answers, "It's a little bit of fluffy heaven. Yum!"

It's also one of the two good things I took away from first marriage. The other being experience. HD is one lucky man.

So if you're so inclined to make it you can either go the easy route which is what I did on Thursday night or go the longer route which is what I normally do but it was late Thursday so I didn't do it that way. Heh

Wait, did I put this out there once before, hmmm, let me peruse my posts. Oh well, it'll take too long looks like. Apparently if I did this before I didn't label it so I'm not going to go searching for it the long way. It'll be easier just to redo it and label it this time.

CLARIFIER: I am wordy so the directions look worse than they are, honestly!

So you will need:

1 box of Graham cracker crumbs or 3 graham cracker premade pie crusts
margarine or butter (your preference)
a bunch of bananas
3 12oz tubs of cool whip
1 8oz whipped philly cream cheese
1 cup sugar (or splenda - it's what I use)
1 16 oz or larger can/jar of blueberries (I've been using a 20oz jar lately much better, sorry can't remember the brand)

While preparing the crust and cutting your bananas let the cool whip and cream cheese sit on the counter "thawing."

Yeah, as I'm typing this I'm almost positive I've done this before. Oh well, never hurts to do it again for all my new lurkers. Hi there!

So. If you're doing the crust yourself you'll also need a 13 x 9 glass cake pan. I've never used another type so for all I know another would work so if you don't have a glass one try it out, it couldn't hurt.

Get a microwave safe bowl and melt your margarine/butter. A goodly amount as you'll be dumping the graham cracker crumbs in to make your crust. Basically as soon as it's melted you do just that and you'll add and melt as needed to make a good enough crust to your liking for thickness and moistness/dryness. I've never used more than a box and usually even slightly less then a box for the whole bottom and up the sides of the pan. You won't want to go up the whole side but at least half of them. I don't do the whole box at once either. Do a little as you go, it makes it easier.

Once you have your crust done slice your bananas into a thin layer across the whole bottom and one layer across the sides. Not too thin but not too thick either, maybe about an 1/8 inch or so thick. Same thing of course if you're using the premade crusts

In a bowl spoon mix 1 1/2 containers of cool whip, 1 cup sugar and 1 80z cream cheese. Once mixed well spread evenly across pan or your 3 crusts.

Pour blueberries evenly across pan or throughout the 3 crusts.

Spoon whip the last of the cool whip together to get it light and fluffy and spread across the top. I try to spread without getting any of the blueberry mixed in so it remains nice and snowy white but it's your preference of course.

And that's it - Blueberry Fluff. Good stuff Maynard. It sounds heavy but it's really very light. I've heard many people say they'd like to try it with different things such as strawberries and bananas. I say go for it.

My brothers have told me I don't have to bring anything else to gatherings but this. Which is kind of nice considering it doesn't take very long to make. Oh, and you might get someone who says they don't like cream cheese (I don't) or bananas or blueberrys but tell them to try it anyway. More than likely they'll like this. Every single person I know who has said something like this has liked it. And most have not only liked it but have raved about it and gone back for seconds.

Media quote of the day: It's payback time... Blueberry style! - Dot - A Bug's Life