Thursday, December 31, 2009

Facebook Drama

Users BEWARE. I just got my computer back from the shop. It cost me $150 and 3 days of no work and all because of a nasty virus I got from a Facebook friend. PLEASE be very cautious when opening any links from emails or messages from friends. This totally sucked the big one. As Catherinette asked on a previous post..."What did Santa bring you?". I could have replied "Money to go shopping at the Mall...woohoo!", but unfortunately, it was used for this damn computer.

I am trying to start my own business and without a computer and my files...I couldn't do much for a few days. Of course, this was a good time to be laid up as NO ONE is working anyway.

Just be very, very careful my friends. Facebook is an awesome place to socialize, but anything outside of the actual facebook site should not be used, opened, looked at...YOU GOT IT???

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's and uses good judgment when drinking and driving if going out this evening. See ya'll next year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

To My Peeps....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Welcome Back....

What a great trip we had in San Francisco. I cannot begin to tell you what a truly wonderful, giving, and selfless person by friend is. She is the Energize Bunny and then some. Christmas for Sweetpea was good this year because of her generosity. First we went to see Avatar - OMG it was the BEST EVER. Anyone who does NOT see this movie at the theater is missing out on an a truly magnificent piece of art. James Cameron is a genius filmmaker. I can see why it took so long to get it into production. The beauty of the scenery, the storyline, absolutely everything was done to perfection. A MUST see in 3D.

Lots of shopping was accomplished...of course, what I got will be shared with Sweetpea and what she got is off-limits to me...but really, I am OK with much as I do bitch about it...I am tickled that she finds my clothes cool enough to wear.

The City was beautiful and lots of Christmas lights to look at on the way home. We made one more stop at the mall on the way home and NEVER again will I go there the week of Christmas. It took us 45 min. to just get off the top deck of the parking lot. It was a nightmare.

OK...New Year's resolutions....
  1. Loose 5 lbs (I would feel much better.)
  2. Get a full time job! (It would feel even better than loosing the 5 lbs.)
  3. Sign up for night classes.
  4. Keep Sweetpea on track at school.
  5. Maybe do some dating???
  6. Go through and throw out all the stuff we are not using around the house to remove the clutter.
  7. Have a yard sale!!
Its a start....what are your New Year resolutions or goals for 2010?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Screwed by the State and then some...

To be screwed by that very entity that you are supposed to have faith in is almost like your BF or Husband cheating on you. Same fricking suckness. Unemployment may NOT be coming through after all. My IC status of the last year has clouded my ability to collect or at least for now when the funds are needed the most. What is a person to do? I am reaching an all time low in my life...(just a few more moment of the bitch-fest and I will be done) and contemplating applying for a caregiver job at the local Senior center. Is this a bad thing? I think not...really...Food on the table and money to pay the mortgage is imperative and time is running out. OK I am DONE...moving on to the brighter things in life like our trip this weekend.

San Francisco during the holidays is most spectacular. We have been taking this trip for years now and it never gets old. I don't think we are going to make the King Tut exhibit this trip, but the ambiance of the city will be enough for me.

My Sweetpea has been very sweet during this challenging time and understands the need for thriftiness in the gift-giving/receiving department. Her list has changed, as has mine. What at one time was a extravagant display of spending on friends and family (shopping at only the best stores and high-end gifts) has become a more intimate form of what small item means the most right now. A truly thoughtful gift from the heart is more in the Christmas spirit anyway. Giving those few precious dollars to the bell ringers of the Salvation Army are more important than the bottle of booze to someone who really doesn't need it!

New Year's resolutions coming the meantime...wish me luck on the job search!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dear Diary....

Dear Diary....I had the same dream again last night...the one where I meet the stranger with the piercing blue eyes, black hair, and a smokin' hot bod. I don't know why I keep having this dream. It's like I've known this guy my whole, entire life..but for the life of me, I don't recognize him. The feelings we have for each other are sooo intense, so real.

The dream takes place in France, he has a total accent (cus, he's French)...duh. I am there visiting on the first real vacation I have had in years. Deciding to go by myself to see some of the countryside and a bit of history. Little did I know that when I rented the stupid car from the airport car rental shop, the car was on its last leg. Yep...I was taken and taken good. So, there I was broken down by the side of the road, no idea of what I was going to do and this guy pulls up along side me and asks if I need help. I swooned (I actually now know what swooning is!) and before I could answer he was out under the hood of my, poor excuse of a, car. He said, "Start it up!" I did, and it did. Wow! Wasn't I lucky he came by when he was just getting dark. I thanked him profusely and asked what I owed him. He said, "Just one kiss will do." How could I kiss a total stranger...a beautiful one, no less, but still....what if he was a serial killer or something.

He just stood there with his head tilted to one side waiting for my answer. As I stood there looking at him, I thought to myself...this seems soooo familiar. Then I realized...I saw something similar to this on Brothers & Sisters a few weeks ago. It was Gilles Marini staring at me and that is some smokin HOT SHIT. AND it was JUST A DREAM....Bummer! It seamed so real...and for a brief moment...I almost had my Knight in Shining Armour.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Deck the Halls and all that stuff.....

Christmas is just around the corner friends...are you ready? Should I give you the number of days left? NO? Well, I have done some shopping, but due to my unemployment status, I am at the mercy of the State of California and its stupid claim system. I am now stuck in the cluster F*%K of the frustrating kind when dealing with any government agency and do you think I could speak to a live person? seems to be the only way to reach them these just sucks...

So...the lists are small and the gifts are carefully chosen with the utmost care to ensure I get the perfect gift for those select few. Of course, my daughter has a HUGE list of wants, but also is old enough to understand the situation and is being so careful of what she lists on her list. Bless her beautiful, big heart...

We've had a huge snow storm earlier in the week and still have tons of snow left...but the ice is what is still a bitch in getting around...The temp has been in the 20's and after doing a Matrix move in the front yard Tuesday morning...I went and got some salt to melt it away (it worked) so at least I won't break my neck on my property!

The highlight of our year is our annual Christmas Shopping trip to San Francisco to spend a few days with my BFF (Donna) from high school. We always have such a great time. This year we are going just before Christmas and hope to see Jack London Square and other areas of the city all decorated. (We saw the Christmas Boat Parade last year!) We are also going to try and get to the King Tutankhamun and the Golden Age Exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. WooHoo....We have both wanted to see this exhibit for a very long time. (I must thank the History Channel for inspiring my daughter in the pursuit of my obsession....Egyptology!!) for family and friends and a little bit of culture thrown in...that's all I want for Christmas this season.