Social Media and Ruby~~~~

What? Yeah…..some trends that have been growing exponentially….on Facebook most days I feel like I don’t know the place anymore….I used to enjoy my drop-ins and contributions to make someone smile or think….nowI feel like I accidentally stumbled back in time and I’m in church….the Church of Facebook….where there are all sorts of condemnations…..or back when I’d drop in at the town’s local pancake and coffee shop and the old timers would get into heated discussions over politics….***SIGH**** I do miss the old Facebook….I know some of the going ons are trends, the pet posting, the trout pout pics, etc, etc….anywho I’ll stop bitching about that….

Day off from job 1, so much to do and waiting on motivation, savoring my coffee…still doing laundry, have ironing to do, clothes to put away,a vacuum to run, a list of things I want to put together and photograph and hopefully sell, if not off to freecycle. I also have to try to finish my haircut….I can get one side just right or close enough to where it does what I want to, but I get challenged with the other side, I’ll eventually get it to where I’m okay with it or where I give up and let it grow out again.

My cup is almost dry…so I’ll be wrapping things up, shower, haircut, ironing station setup, may watch a movie while I do that….then I’m hoping for a nap before I go to job 2…..I want to enter a drawing for maid service for a year….and win….where do I sign up????


Today is a good day to do some decluttering…in my home, my life, my head….

We will start with the home….books, cosmetology supplies, jars, glasses, baskets, sheets, misc. shtuff…to be given away to those in greater need than I….and/or to a fellow recycler willing to do their part in keeping shtuff out of the landfills.

My life…still working on that one…

My head…thoughts that just clog me up…last night was a somewhat restful night….might have just been a combination of the gazillion milligrams of meds I injested…whatever it was I slept for a good solid three hours….that is quite restful for me.

I picked up another book to read….watched a bit of TV, had some wild and crazy thoughts going through my head…then after a while the little voices in my head said shut up, put your book up and get some sleep…so I listened.

Just finishing up my coffee along with a piece of banana nut bread I made the other day….next up is a bit of cleaning followed by a nice and very hot shower to ease the tension and hopefully ease up my back pain…if that fails…well there is always a steady stream of meds to make me forget to think rational and sorta kinda (but not really) ease some pain.

Happy Saturday to you….I’m off to be domestic and dirty….

A lighter load~

I got some of my to do’s accomplished today, yay! We (Boy # 3 and I) moved the 2 bookcases back into the front room. Moved one small table and 2 bar stools back to the other living area, shook some rugs, vacuumed, swept (still need to mop) went through my books and got rid of 45 books I’ve read and didn’t plan on keeping. I also got another freecycler call me on some books so went to pick those up. Cleaned out the bonus room, plugged in my treadmill and got on it to make sure it still works, it does, I was going to get rid of it, but I decided to keep it. I also got around to hanging some stuff on the walls, note to self, need a stud finder. (Not a 2 legged stud, have no use for those.)

Dropped boy # 2 off at the mall, then picked up a Subway foot long for Boy # 3 and myself. I feel like a cow, as I should, after eating half of that I grabbed my bucket of Creamy Creations Butter Pecan and indulged.

Men ~ Take note

Boy # 3 and I then vegetated and watched VH1’s Undateable. I believe I will have Boy # 2 watch all 5 hours of it so that he can learn some of that stuff that turns women off and make men complete douchebags.

I also had Boy # 3 pick up fallen tree limbs and help with other clean up stuff.

Rid myself of a couple of folding chairs and a bag of Kingsford Charcoal, should’ve thrown in the lighter fluid too…..I’m sure tomorrow I will have other stuff rounded up for freecycle. I want a small patio set for my front porch….better not focus on wants, those cost money I don’t have, because my crippled ass ain’t got no J-O-B…

A day in the life~~

I was down for a nap but then my dreams were interrupted by a piercing shriek which cost me 17% of my hearing…I think it is permanent. I think everyone else in a ten-mile radius was asleep too so they didn’t hear…..not that it matters much because for most people “permanent” means the next ten minutes or until being buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash… but then I turned around and I woke up and for the life of me I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I finally got out of bed. Then I got all jittery and my head started to pound like the waves pound the shore and not the kind of pounding that brings a smile to my face and makes people wonder what’s been up what I’ve been up to or….and I just knew it was time to get busy…

I decided today was to be a day to get things done. Boy # 2 decided he would do all the yard work, front yard, back yard, the STILL vacant apartment yard, behind the apartment and next to the driveway in the back. I had him pick up all the trash, including the trash that came from the neighbor’s yard. Originally I was going to just go with being a bitch and have them throw it back in his yard…but I just couldn’t do it. So anyways he picked it all up, and didn’t learn anything bad from mom…like how to be a vindictive bitch. I have my good points. Boy # 3 gets to do it next time….oh and because I still don’t have a weed eater I had to edge by hand, talk about fun; at least it was pleasantly cool outside.

Boy # 2 and I watched a movie together, Mr. Brooks with Kevin Costner…then all 3 of us watched NCIS and that was it for my TV watching today. I’ve got some movies DVR’d that I need to watch and clear off. I’ve also gotten a few more items ready to freecycle, including a cookie jar I got at a benefit auction. It was broken (damn it) but I managed to glue it back together…I just decided I will part with it…maybe someone else can make use of it. That’s about all for today…I’m off to read while I leave my playlist playing for background noise.

Sunday @ Casa Cantu

muy good~

The boys are all still asleep, I am enjoying my Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee that I got for Christmas from Jess. I will finish my coffee and this post then go and see if I can find energy to make breakfast. If I do make breakfast it will be a scrounging thing. I have a few slices of bacon and two small potatoes so I can easily make bacon/egg/potato burritos.

muy good too~

Yesterday as I was about to step into the shower I discovered that the water heater went out again…so not cool. I need to defunkify myself and the boys will need showers for school tomorrow. Totally sucktastic. I called the service company out again yesterday but they were backed up with busted pipes so I wasn’t on a priority list. I will call again and see if today will be possible for a fix. These are the times I wish I had a handyman, like a dad, uncle, brother, cousin that knows how to fix everything and could come over and do it for a couple of beers. My son is not capable in these areas as I am incapable in these areas myself. That is where I struck out at being a dad.


I may watch a movie or two today…or not, I have a few episodes of Criminal Minds recorded and haven’t watched any CM in a while, I was building up my arsenal of shows for the weekend so the kids and I could vegetate together in front of the TV.

I’ll be working on my grocery list and sending the boys out to get the goods…we have dishes that need to be done, trash that needs to be taken out and stuff that needs to be freecycled. (

Open your eyes and see~

Knock me out already, pinches useless pastillas~

I see that it is a little after 3am and another sleepless night is here…I got laundry going, read a book and a half, went through my inboxes and finally cleared out some old emails, replied to some that I had missed and forwarded a few. I am also starved, but I don’t want to get into the habit of eating at these crazy night-time hours…so I lay in bed listening to my belly beg for food….also it doesn’t help to hear boy # 1 and his friend in the kitchen using the microwave and heating up food…cause I still smell it and it makes me hungrier.

Sunday funday~

The wind is blowing something fierce…or at least it sounds fierce…I think later today will be good to do some yard work…I doubt if the boys will like that idea, being that they get to carry out my wishes/demands. But I have to get my house in order and being that I am not physically able to do it on my own they are stuck doing what I can’t. They probably will resent me for this….that is another one of those things that being disabled or less able sucks…I would prefer to be out there alongside them raking and helping them bag the leaves….which I will freecycle. As crazy as it sounds, someone was looking for leaves….so I will post them.

Life is shitastic~ rescue me~

We have a battle with the poo gods…the toilet is spewing its poo out…yeppers it is clogged…not a fun thing to have to deal with on top of everything else…but that is what makes my life so wonderful…shit.

Harks back to that old thing about I make my bed I lie on it…or not…totally sucktastic.

I'll be back ~ in the after life~ just you wait and see~

I swear if there is life after death I will be reborn as something other than what I am now…I haven’t decided yet what that will be…I don’t even know if I get to decide if I can be this, that or the other….but if I get a choice I am not coming back as me….well….I take it back…I’ll be back as me….Ruby Cantu 2.0….with all the knowledge I have, all the good stuff…yes Virginia there is good stuff….you just haven’t seen it….not many have…I don’t share those wonderful attributes with too many….just a lucky few….but if and when I come back….I’m gonna play this game totally different….why….well because I am totally aware that I have squandered the greatness that could have been and then the shit gods took care of effing up the rest of my potential….no, not really I take full responsibility….I just like to cast blame here and there but I am the ONE, the only one responsible for all that is…or isn’t…

or Woman up...take your pick...dummy

Now if more people would Man up or Woman up then this world would be a better place….but not many have the balls that I have, I have some massive balls and they are my own balls, whether I took them from somebody or just grew them, either way they are my balls, and they are bouncy balls, purple and black, and they don’t really bounce or anything fun like that…they just are…decorations.

So what am I rambling about…who knows…I blame it on the meds….or my sanity/insanity….or it could be that I am hungry and delusional….

Swine Flu VS Piglet Flu

We'll settle for the lesser of 2 evils~

Boy # 2 arrived home from school yesterday looking like the picture of complete misery, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, later on he started running a temperature, I immediately banished him to his room and gave him a tub of disinfectant wipes. Both boys # 2 & 3 crashed out early and were asleep before 8pm. This morning at 5:45 I checked in on boy # 2, he was running a temperature of 102°, poor baby, when my babies are sick, I feel their misery, they both have asthma and when they get sick they tend to have respiratory distress…and with Swine flu being a big threat, I went into a panic…like I needed something else to send me into a panic (yes, still suffering from Panic Attacks, so if I can put you on my call list, let me know, last night I needed to talk to someone, anyone and I had nobody I could talk to). So this morning I sat by the phone and as soon as it was 8am I dialed the doctor’s office and was able to get boy # 2 in at 9:30, he was not diagnosed with Swine flu, just your common everyday Piglet flu, big sigh of relief, he was prescribed antibiotics and got a refill on his inhaler, and a follow up in a couple of weeks…of course they recommended we all get the H1N1 vaccine, but of course they are not available. Figures. Boy # 2 was so sweet, he was like “thank you mom for taking me to the doctor” I hope he gets better soon, I hate seeing my kids sick. I’ve got him walking around carrying his wipes…

Keep your germs at bay and away

As for me, well still miserable…I know, what else is new…since Monday’s procedure I’ve been having headaches and shortness of breath, I’ve called the Dr’s office who referred me to the surgery center, I called the surgery center and they referred me back to the doctors office…IDIOTS…as if I am in the mood to be playing on the phone….I’m tired of laying flat on my back, laying on my side (either side), tired of sitting, and don’t have the energy to stand….I’ll say it again…I want my life back….


I am a bit happy…I sent out an email on the internets…freecycle that is…and one of the ladies that comes around for my giveaways set aside two bags of books for me, so happy reading to me, she also emailed me and told me she would put me on her books list…yay, these are the books I can read, true crime, mystery, suspense…she did throw in a couple of “light” romance, but I may be able to read them, if not I’ll just pass them along. Books make me happy, free books make me happier, books I want to read make me silly happy….so yay, I’m happy.

Book love~


My to do’s or to not do’s~

  1. Call Dr’s office again…only to wait a day or two for the asshats to call me back.
  2. Call insurance asshats again and be jerked around some more.
  3. Call food service director and reapply for school lunches.
  4. Try to find energy & motivation.
  5. If above are located, make trip to bank and pharmacy.
  6. Gather additional items to freecycle.
  7. Look for specific items for specific individual in need.
  8. Sleep.
  9. Rest.
  10. Hope to eliminate pain. bullets anyone?

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