~I do not pick the wrong guys. They pick me.

Carrie: I do not pick the wrong guys. They pick me.
From Sex & the City….

Loved the dress~
Took the boys to the movies, they went to see “Take him to the Greek” and I watched SATC2…along with 3 other people….I had not stepped foot in a theatre since Wall-E…that was back in 2008. I’m glad the place was practically empty as I was having to move around several times as I tried getting comfortable…I sat through the whole movie and by the time we left my back was killing me…but the kids enjoyed the movie and they need to get out….it has been a busy day as earlier I did my radio show with my BFF Tracy….well that’s about it for me…I’ve been up long enough and my book awaits….

Ruby’s real world~

I stayed up late last night and finished one book and started another, but by the second chapter I was ready to call it a night. I managed to get some decent sleep but as luck or mental defect would have it I was up early, I wish I could have stayed in bed longer but alas my body won’t allow it.

I stepped out yesterday, I had the intention of killing two birds with one stone but I soon realized I could only throw my rock hard enough to get one done but definitely not both. I got my taxes done but didn’t quite have the energy to go and have lunch. I came back and took a short nap before the boys got home. I thought I would make up for the lack of lunch by inviting them out for dinner and all 3 of them turned me down. They preferred leftovers over eating out…yes I have strange children.

So anyhoo on the tax front I will be getting enough back to pay my medical bills and there should be enough left over for me to take a decent little vacation. I am going to work on an Excel spreadsheet to track all deductions for this year. I will be better prepared and will for sure take any and every deduction I possibly can. It has taken me this long to realize that I could have been doing this all along….

I’m thinking cake is going to be on the menu for today…along with meat and potatoes and possibly biscuits…all I had yesterday was one tuna sandwich, so today calls for a small buffet…I should be able to double up on my intake and not suffer too much for it.

I will also try to work on part III of my Ex Files series….so many thoughts there and I stop to think about fleshing the stories out but my mind and fingers prefer to do it their own way.

Up and at ’em~

Good morning and happy Saturday…I sit here having read through me emails…some not all…read my newspapers..some not all….and having my coffee…which seems to be on the weaker side this morning.

I stayed up until 3am reading one book and thinking finally I can go to sleep. Ha! I started another book and ended up staying up until 4:30 am….and I finally ended up with at least a couple of hours of sleep. Boy # 2 is in the shower, I’m waiting for him to get out so I can jump in there next and then get on with getting myself presentable for the outside world. Yes, you are reading correctly…today I am stepping/rolling my way out into the real world…or at least the outside world. I am thinking of taking the boys out to lunch and then grocery shopping. By my estimation I won’t be ready to leave the house until noonish or a bit after…making it rather timely for lunch.

...what hurts the most??? ~~

Given the nature of the books I have been reading lately I am inspired to write a few short stories revisiting parts of my life that included episodes of domestic violence….I will be calling this series “The Ex Files” very clever right….lol….I thought so….it will be an amalgamation of my personal experiences steeped with those of others that I was very close to. The parallels are uncanny in some instances….but the patterns of abusers and abusees are almost always the same…it’s like the same behaviors are either taught to the next generation or there are some secret classes being held somewhere in some secret location.

Okay…the bathroom is now mine…shower time. TTFN

Where I’m @

...can't sleep~

I’m propped up in bed right now, fighting sleep, or maybe it is the other way around, sleep fights me. Jerk.

I am slowly reading the Wynonna memoir, unlike me to read this slow, I can read a book a day, 2 if I am on a roll, this one has been slow going, I like Wynonna Judd, even though I am not a big country music fan….maybe I should just pick up another book and put this one aside….I may do that tomorrow, I am too cozy and warm to get up, I took my socks off and the floor is cold, the carpet is cold, my house is cold, but I had the heater on and it got to freaking hot for me.

I am gassy too, I know TMI, but hey I can do that here….must have been the chili….so I am offering up some gas…need some, let me know, I have the hook up.

I will be headed to hell next week, but there is a highlight to my trip to hell, I will get to meet an online friend in person, and I know she is a her and she is a she and not a lumbering man in drag….not like that one book I was reading where this chick had a friendship with this dude online for  a while, then it turned out the dude was a dudette….I don’t have that worry.

I will have a busy weekend getting ready, getting my house in order and making sure my kids have enough food while I am gone. I think I will try to get some of those pesky little issues resolved tomorrow if the weather is bad and boy # 1 doesn’t have to work. Should have done that today since he was home all day….but I wasn’t up for it.

I broke down and got a cell phone, I had no intentions of getting one, but it is a necessary evil. I still need to put all my numbers in it. Well not all my numbers, I won’t be giving out the number to too many people.

I have been having continued panic attacks…I hope those end soon. I could go on and on and continue to ramble, but I’ll spare you….

One more thing…I have a huge zit on my face….I hate zits…I’m too old for zits….

If you like to read, here are some recommendations~

My latest reads~ (start date/end date)51Tjb0qmIJL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_

Coast Road ~ Barbara Delinsky ~09/09/09-0910/09 a quick read, a love story, not my cup of tea normally but I did enjoy it, 2 thumbs up. Speaks of “that” true love we all wish we had.

White Mountain ~ Dinah McCall ~ 09/11/09-09/13/09 ~ if you are into suspense and the paranormal then this might be your book, it starts out strong, the female character is not fully developed and the end was a little disappointment

The Flynn Brothers Trilogy~ Heather Graham ~ suspense & paranormal stuff, took me a while to get into them but they are good reads….

~Deadly Night 09/14/09-09/15/09 oldest brother Aidan’s story

~Deadly Harvest 09/15/09-09/16/09 middle brother Jeremy’s story

~Deadly Gift 09/17/09-09/20/09 youngest brother Zach’s story

Read, See, Hear

Ever read something someone else wrote and think “who let you in my head”

Ever see something and think “eerily familiar”

Ever hear something and think “I’ve heard that before or I’ve had that conversation”

Life is funny that way…we may think for a moment that no one gets us….but in the blink of an eye clarity sinks in….others have walked a similar path as ours…and many more in our wake will walk our path.

I read so many stories from different women, young and old, black and white, any given nationality, race…whatever and sadly the experiences we share can bond us in an instant.

We can build friendships with people we may never meet face to face but the bonds we build thru our writings are just as real and just as strong as if we had built them sitting face to face having a cup of coffee or lunch, walk in the park or any other activity.

Life is funny that way, not everybody gets it.

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