Monthly Archive: May 2006

Back to Green or “Enjoying a Bath” level of anxiety 13

Back to Green or “Enjoying a Bath” level of anxiety

I just heard from Danny the Mechanic and he gave me a laundry list of things wrong with my car. I told him to just “check ‘er out” for me since she was there for the a/c issues. (Of course my car is a “she” – isn’t yours?) The a/c issues are actually going to cost us less than estimated at two other mechanics before. However, there are other issues that may need “tendin’ to.” (I’m quoting because these are exact phrases used by Danny and myself. I tend to try to out-southern people when I talk to them, it’s...

Why do I not do drugs again? 9

Why do I not do drugs again?

My anxiety is at threat level Orange today, people. To put it in perspective, Yellow is “Oh crap, I’m at work and I realized I forgot to send LilZ with a lunch or money for his field trip today.” Whereas Red is “I am walking down the aisle to get married in 30 minutes and I’ve just spilled pig blood on my gown.” I’m somewhere in between those two. I’ve had to disappoint LilZ twice today. Once? With news that a class he wanted to take this summer may be canceled for lack of interest. And the second time? That...

Cracking me up 14

Cracking me up

LilZ has really developed a fantastic sense of humor as he gets older. There are times when I know I shouldn’t laugh (usually because he’s being a smart-ass) but it is REALLY difficult. I have to put on my serious face, hide the grin, and say, “Where I appreciate the wit you just demonstrated, being a smart-ass is not allowed…yet.” Yesterday – he had two good lines that did not require disciplinary action: Me: How was the first day at daycamp? Him: (eyeroll) The made us dance to Jesus songs. ********** Me: Will you get the cokes and gatorade out...

I broke my own damn rule 18

I broke my own damn rule

So, I have this thing, right? This thing that makes me REALLY hate how stores make you sign up for their damn “cards” to get a reasonable price on items. This is why I get my groceries at Target. Good prices and GOBS of cheap generics. NO CARD. Well, I also have this thing where I drink a couple cases of Diet Cokes a week. And Super Target? Usually has them reasonably priced with sales every week. About once every six weeks or so, though, there is NO sale and they are priced over four dollars a case. These weeks?...

The world according to MrZ 12

The world according to MrZ

MrZ commented on this entry and I decided to make an entry out of it to help fill in the blanks for the whole “Four Hour Trip to Home Depot” concept. Also? He went back again yesterday, because four hours on Saturday wasn’t enough. MrZ’s To-Do List [with commentary from me.] Replace all rotten wood trim on the house including window trim. ["rotten" is an over-exaggeration, it's a wee-bit squishy in PLACES...we arent letting the whole house deteriorate before our eyes, I promise] Rebuild the front porch railing [Huh? I didn’t know he was going to do this. I must...