9:07 p.m. - 2009-03-22
11:25 p.m. - 2009-02-26
first, i have to be at scratchy's school(20 miles away) at 8:30 for "muffins with (grand)mom". his mom can't make it and he ASKED for me! yeah! finally he is coming out of his shell and warming up to me.
then i have some shopping to do in the next city from mine (31 miles from scratchy's school) and i will try to have lunch with a friend, if i can catch up with her.
by 1:30, i have to be heading out to pick up itchy at school. we have plans to start some flower and veggie seeds in a little greenhouse she got for christmas.
i have a date with rodman for dinner at the big seafood buffet place. maybe i will skip lunch if my friend can't be located.
i have to clean up my house at some point before rodman comes over, because i don't want him to know i am a pig sometimes! i have forgotten how easy it is to let the house get scruffy when you have a child there.
i see a bottle of "5 hour energy" in my future!
i bought a cute pair of cherry crystal earrings today and i plan on earing my cherry print skirt tomorrow night, i guess with a red t-shirt or maybe my black hoodie. i'm thinking red crocs and my red purse. i am in a very cherry mood!
11:53 p.m. - 2009-02-20
rod didn't stay over valentine's night, but we did have a very affectionate encounter. and he loved the nightie. no, we did not DO IT!
he left about 11 pn. i checked my phone and pepper had called at 10. i didn't call him. then he called back at 11:15. i didn't answer. finally i called him back at 12:30 and we talked for 1 hour. we talked a lot about what made me happy and what pissed me off. black and white terms, no room for error. we agreed that he would call me more often, speak more honestly and we would attempt to rebuild our relationship, friends first, whatever later.
things went well for a few days. we made plans to do something tonight. then i get the call at 6 pm tonight that he has to finish fixing his truck because his uncle needs his ride back. so we agreed he would call me when he finished around 10 and i would come over to his house for coffee and we would watch a movie.
i haven't called him. i doubt now that he even worked on his truck at all. he was probably with his ex-girlfriend doing drugs. he wasn't with me and he didn't even bother to call.
i think i need to stick with my original plan and not ever talk to him again. why bother to fix something if he's going to turn around and break it again?
luckily, rodman was going with his brothers to the cabin and will be bck sunday morning. so i didn't have to dodge him. i know he would be hurt by my actions and i can't hurt someone as sweet as he has been to me.
i think pepper is history.
5:35 p.m. - 2009-02-14
i got a great valentine gift today from rodman:
fish for my pond!
the picture above is not my pond, but one very close in view to mine. it's a very peaceful little place, and i have a bench on the bank i can sit at and jut enjoy the view.
next year, i will be able to catch dinner! provided someone will take it off the hook, clean and filet it.
rodman got me 2 grass carp that will eat the gunk out of the pond. he also got 20 bluegill, 10 red ear bream and 20 crappie. we are getting 40 catfish, 15 hybrid bluegill and 10 large mouth bass on monday, because the stocker was out. we will meet them monday when they roll through town.
it was easy to put them in the pond, ust like putting new fish in a fishtank. the bags they were in had to sit in the water for 30 minutes to acclimate the fish to the temperature, then you let them go. we added more water to the pond.
later when we went out there, you could see the little oxygen bubbles from the grass carp. we fed them a handful of the floater feed and it was neat to watch them flit around under water to get some dinner.
i got rodman a big fat steak which we will be grilling out in a bit. i also got a hot pink nightgown with black polka dots, which i will wear for him tonight. i guess he could wear it but it's not quite his cut!
last year, pepper got me a dozen red roses, a box of godiva chocolates and a pack of lies for valentines. i think i like the fish better.
pepper called last friday and said he would see me saturday. but no call, no show. which is just as well, because rodman was here. so it has been a week since i talked to him. he left a message wednesday saying he would see me this week-end but i doubt it. rodman's truck is sitting in the driveway. i doubt even pepper would have enough balls to barge in on me on valentine's day.
but his grandmother's wedding ring is still in my jewelry box. and i can't help remembering that today was to be our wedding day. i hope i never see hin again. i think he cheated death with his accident a few weeks ago and he is on borrowed time. did i mention that he was afraid he was going to be drug-tested at the hospital after his accident? and it was not weed he was worried about? yeah, same crap as last year, in spite of his promises and crying and begging me not to desert him, he would change. he is a cocaine addict and he has no desire to change. do you undertand why i don't care if i ever see him again? his heart will just explode and he will be gone.
well, rodman is getting out of the shower and i have to get dinner ready for the grill. he has promised to do the dishes after dinner while i get ready a shower. and put on that hot pink nightie with black polka dots!
have a great valentine's day!
8:36 p.m. - 2009-02-11
A Special Valentine for YOU!
1. Real name
Lis@ CAro1 Gre3n
2. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and fathers middle names)
3. NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad)
4. STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)
5. DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal)
6. SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav car, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Black Thunderbird
8. FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
Na9.STREET NAME:(fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)
10. SKANK NAME: (1st pet's name, street you grew up on)
11. GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of last name plus 'izzle')
12. YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)
13. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav candy)
8:42 p.m. - 2009-02-09
by the way, i invented text messaging in the summer of 1972. my sister and i would write each other message consisting of numbers corresponding to the key. so the number 21 would be for the letter a- #2, 1st letter on that key. but we didn't patent it, because we were only 4 and 7 years old. but we should have! we were the first texters ever! we could be zillionaires by now!
figure this one out:
9:11 p.m. - 2009-02-07
the summary of every lifetime movie: valerie bertinelli's baby has been stolen by her fraternal twin- melissa gilbert- who was sold on the black market at the age of 2 and now has amnesia. meredith baxter is the strong-willed attorney who will help her get her baby back after several murder attempts by susan lucci. grant show is the baby's father but he is married to five other women, one of whom is actually lorenzo lamas in drag and who will try to kill him. also thomas calabro makes a cameo as an investigator who gets conked on the head with a big stick- he gets hit in the head in every show/movie he's ever done (must be on his resume as a special skill). nancy mckeon finds valerie's baby and gives it back to her, where upon they discover that nancy is her twin, not melissa gilbert. they end up pushing melissa gilbert down a well and vow secrecy forever. patty duke shows up as the judge who makes it all okay- provided she back on the lithium. the end...or is it?
11:27 p.m. - 2009-02-06
nothing much is going on. i am still taking care of the nanettes after school and one of them has a birthday. her mother has been promisingher a party for months but has now decided that she doesn't want to clean up her house for the party- she has a huge untrained dog that eats everything no nailed down.
so i volunteered to let them use my house. while it's not the best or biggest house, my jack russell doesn't tear everything up. i have also taught the nanettes to clean up after themselves. i hope i don't regret this!
pepper has made himself scarce and really it might be for the best. so i don't call him and he doesn't call me.
rod just left a few minutes ago, he has to work early tomorrow. we will meet for breakfast and he is helping me map out my garden tomorrow.
there is a free tree giveaway on valentine's day. we are going to get them together, so each of us can get 50 pine trees and 5 each of 10 other kinds. we are planting the pine trees along the property line between me and the house next door to me. the people next door are muslims and no one speaks english except for the young woman who is there sometimes. the brats don't know the meaning of the word "NO" and i hate them coming on my side. i'm not a bitch, but please get you spawn out of my way when i am trying to back out of the driveway.
i don't have any other plans yet. i am sure rod will spend the night, so i will have to turn off my cell phone so if pepper decides to call, rod won't hear. i think it' time i just cut pepper off. back when we were dating, he pulled this stunt of not calling for 6 weeks and not answering my calls, so turn about is fair play. he knows i am seeing rod but rod has no idea he is anything but a friend.
1:14 p.m. - 2009-01-23
he called last night and i found out what he has been up to the last few days: recovering. when he left my house monday night, he had an accident. he swerved to miss a deer, overcorrected and ended up rolling his truck 3 times. upside down, he managed to crawl out the passenger window. about a minute after he crawled out, an suv crashed into his truck going 70 miles an hour. it tore off the front cab from the bed and knocked all the tires off. 3 of the 6 passengers in the suv had to go to the hospital via airwing. i will have pictures soon.
rod is going camping with his brother, so i may end up going and picking pepper up and just keeping him company at my house. he can soak his aching back and shoulders.
he was almost an angel with a dirty halo.
why is life so complicated?
6:18 p.m. - 2009-01-20
water is good for you. drink lots of water.
it isn't necessary to buy bottled water, which costs more per gallon than gas. reuse the bottles you have. be sure to sterilize them.
invest in some reuseable type of system. i like sigg bottles (www.sigg.com) and tervis tumblers for the times when a glass is right (www.tervis.com). they will pay for themselves in a short amount of time.
11:48 p.m. - 2009-01-19
i have a new project. i am making a fake tiered cake out of painted fruitcake tins. i have 3 to be sprayed spraying flat white, then decorating with white felt and lace and ribbons and silk flowers and glitter and and and ....oh, the deliciousness of it all! it should look like a deicious wedding cake when i finish.
i place on using mine to hold sewing notions, so i will leave it as three separate tins that stack, rather than affixing them together. i have a nice glittering felt that i am using as the frosting. i will post a picture when i finish it, so it won't sound so crazy.
the pond was frozen this week-end. pepper came over and tried to throw a brick in it. it just skidded across the top!
i personally can't wait until it gets warm again. but not too hot. ask me again when i am melting in july!
4:14 p.m. - 2009-01-18
i bought a nice calendar yesterday from target. it is from www.blueskyimg.com, and it's really nice. it has a textured from and great id holder on the inside of the front cover. the graphics are great and i really look forward to using it. i got the size that is about half the size of a sheet of notebook paper. that works best for me- i get a workable amount of space for each day and it will slip in any bag i happen to be using.
the current handbag is a rose ariat stirrup backpacky sling kind of thing. it isn't very big, but i can carry the essentials and a few luxury items. plus kudos for the pocket on the outside! i can actually find my cellphone!
today is actually pretty and not so cold, but i am so stiff from the cold air of the past 3 days, i can barely get around.
i made a nice lunch and had my son (whome i will call root), his girlfriend (whom i will call chick) and her 2 kids, as well as her grandmother, over to lunch. we had meatloaf, mac-n-cheese, blackeyed peas, chinese green beans, rolls, sweet tea and cookies that chick made. i am so stuffed now. to keep from eating too much, i sent half of the leftovers home, but then i discovered she left me a dozen chocolate cookies! AHHHHHH! kind of defeats the purpose!
i am getting better at putting a nice dinner together. i get a lot of ideas from various websites. as soon as i can figure it out, i will add some links. i have learned to relax and not stress over anytihg that is less than perfect. that is key!
tomorrow is a holiday and i will be eating lunch with my gorgeous niece, whom i will call angel. she's a cool goth chick and she helps me with my ipod. i like the fact we both like the same things, like hello kitty and girly skulls! we are going to the sushi place with the conveyor! i will take some pictures if i remember!
1:34 a.m. - 2009-01-12
friday night we ate chinese about 9 p.m. and went shopping at wall-e-world. i found some great christmas that wasn't there when i went shopping last week! i also got enough wrapping paper to last me 10 years, but at .70 a roll, i couldn't pass it up. i also got 4 big bags of bows and all the bows are not christmas themed. so all i need to get is a big roll of thick glossy white paper and i am in business for any occasion.
saturday morning, we walked around outside and took a few measurements. we also found the mother of all ant hills. rod is going to get some stuff from work and kill them.
rod got called to work at 9:00 saturday night, so i decided to go to bed early and meet him for breakfast. my old boyfriend who i will call pepper called about 1:00 in the morning, when he was out partying. he stopped by for a few minutes but all we did was hold hands and he asked me a bunch of questions, trying to gauge how rod and i are getting along. he left about 2:15 because he was so sleepy. he wants us to get together and i think i will make him sweat it out for a while. he said something about wednesday but he was toasted, so who knows? i do know i will not cave and call him!!!
rod ended up pulling quite a few hours, so he didn't get off until 11:00 sunday morning. we went to a tiny place i didn't now existed, inside a truck stop i have been in a million times but nehind a door i never opened! we both got plate lunches that we ate back at the house. then we took a nap together. later, i went grocery shopping,and then we went to my son's house to eat dinner with him, his girlfriend, and her two kids.
tis week, i have to pick up the chicklets from school. wednesday i am going over to one little girls house to stay with her and take her to school because her brother is getting his tonsils out at 5 a.m. and there is no one else to stay with her.
i don't know what to say about pepper but he is one person i need to keep my distance from, so i can keep my heart safe.
10:00 p.m. - 2009-01-10
i have had a lot of entries at other places, but now i will give a link back to them. so you can get the entire spectrum of wit that is me!
i will just jump in where i am, rather than try to tell my life story. a lot of stories will come out, i am sure, but you'll catch up soon enough.
today i did nothing out of the ordinary. i took the nanettes (the four cute little kindergarten girls i take care of every day) to the grocery store and i showed them how to use a grocery list. since i got them all blank calendar books for christmas, i am sure they will be making a ton of lists of nonsensical items.
well, tomorrow is spa friday, so i have to gather all the lotions and potions that make 5 year olds look so youthful. i guess i'm off to bed soon.
i don't have any plans yet for the week-end. rod and i have agreed to see each other, so he will be staying with me starting after work tomorrow and going home sunday before 8 p.m. ( i can't be bothered with a man when desperate housewives is on!) i want to get a fat juicy steak at jbsots in holly springs, maybe that is an option. rod had mentioned going to sj2 but i can't face a lot of seafood.