Archive for November, 2009

Back and Forth, Back and Forth

We had a great Thanksgiving holiday, with my parents, step-brothers, step-grandparents, sister, brother-in-law, and of course, Senor Fussypants.  We got our fill of homemade dressing, turkey, sweet potatoes, and chicken and noodles, and got some cuddle time with the baby.  He’s so sweet!

On Saturday, we went to a park near the river and took some family photos for Christmas cards.  We took 416 photos!  My sister got a great new camera a few months ago, and I am green with envy.  She let me play around with it and take some pics of Sr. Fussypants and my boys, which came out amazingly.



It never fails that when a child gets sick, it’s on a holiday or a weekend. 

Little J has had a lingering cough (due to allergies) for a few weeks, so I had planned to take him to the doctor this week anyway, but on Friday afternoon, he started running a fever, which continued throughout the weekend.  He kept saying that nothing felt bad except his stomach from coughing so much, but the fever bothered me.  I decided to keep him home and take him to the doctor.

So, this day was spent driving the hour to the doctor and back, settling Little J down in the house so I could go to class, mad dash to campus and back, to the pharmacy to drop off prescriptions, across town to pick up Big J, back to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions, then finally home.  I was driving all day, and am completely worn out!

Tomorrow is the day of the big standardized exam that is mandatory for all teaching students.  I am decidedly NOT looking forward to the 4-plus hour test, but once it’s over, it’ll be a relief.  Think good thoughts for me!

A Thankful Heart

It’s that time of year again where thoughts turn to what we’re most greatful for.  With the end of the year fast approaching, here are a few things that I’m thankful for:

My boys, and the fact that they are with me always. 

For Big J working hard to improve his grades, and for applying for a scholarship to a military academy that he’d like to attend for high school.  Reading his application essay filled my heart with more pride than I think I’ve ever felt before.  (Part of me is hoping he doesn’t get it, though, because it’s a boarding school a few hours away).  And he still (even at 13) gives me a hug and kiss every night.

For being able to see Little J’s interest in Senor Fussypants, and how sweet and loving he is toward his baby cousin.  Also that he still (at 10) gives me hugs and kisses every night.

For Harrison, my sweet Senor Fussypants, who makes me laugh and gives me endless smiles and chuckles.

For the close relationship I have with my younger sister, that has only gotten stronger since little Sr. Fussypants was born.

For the work that my mother and I have done to have a better relationship.  I feel like it’s finally paying off, even if just a little, and that’s worth a ton.

For all of you, who give a tremendous amount of support, entertainment, fellowship, and fun(k).  I am very, very thankful to know each and every one of you, even if it’s just through the computer.

I am very thankful that this year, while it’s had its ups,  downs, and WAY downs, has been infinitely better than the year before, and the good times have outweighed the bad.  I’ve met a great friend, even if the benefits parts wasn’t a great idea (read:  HORRIBLE…yet fun).  I also had a pretty great romance, even though it ended badly.  My life is richer for having experienced these things, and I am wiser (I hope) and stronger (I know) because of it.

I’m thankful that I still believe in me.

Totally Music Tuesday

I’m sure most of you know who Jason Segel is, if not from Forgetting Sarah Marshall or I Love You, Man (both great comedies), then from How I Met Your Mother or Freaks and Geeks.  He’s pretty damn funny, but also has some musical ability.  This was too funny not to share.

Also, this song has been getting tons of playtime on my itunes…

New Addition

I decided to add a new page to the sidebar today.  It contains links to posts about Douche, and should help any newbies to understand a)WHY he’s referred to as Douche here, b) why we are no longer married, and c) they dynamics of the relationships he has with our children and myself.

Thanks to Amy for the idea!

My First Bullets

Pow…bang…zip…the weekend in bullets!


  • The parents spent the weekend in a hotel, so it was pretty relaxed around here.


  • Finished my final project due for the computer class Friday night, so won’t have to do anything else with the class except show up for the final in a couple of weeks.  (OH YEAH)


  • I spent 5 hours Saturday and 8 hours Sunday working on school work (not even exaggerating).


  • Spent more time with the new fella, he is very sweet and unlike the last one, there’s plenty of chemsitry.


  • Drank some cranberry wine, which is delicious, and watched some old episodes of Reno 911!.  I somehow forgot how much that show makes me laugh (hard).


  • Got some weird emails from Douche, including (but not limited to) one in which he told me about plans to have a threesome with his wife and her friend.  *Shudder, shudder*  I could’ve told him about some of the fabulous sexy times (heeeey fire house rendezvous) I’ve had since the divorce, but that would be tacky, so I refrained. 


  • Got a message from the Wonder Twin, and we ended up chatting for a bit last night.  Mother and baby are both doing well, and it was really nice just to talk to him again – albeit carefully.


  • Finally finished the stupid academic essay due today at about 11 last night.


  • My back hurt so bad from sitting and working on school stuff this weekend that I didn’t sleep much last night.  Fucking school!


That’s about it, lots of homework, but also some fun.  Really looking forward to a few days off of school this week!  What did YOU do this



A Little of This, a Dash of That

Y’all oughtta be proud of Miss Ginger.  I found out today that two of the projects I’ve submitted for my teaching with computers class are going to be used as examples for future classes.  I worked my ass off on them, and it’s very rewarding that the professor chose them (only one other person had a project selected), so GO ME!  Couple that with the fact that Thanksgiving break is right around the corner, and this girl is looking forward to a few days off.  If you couldn’t tell by my absence around the blogosphere, I’ve been really effin’ busy.  Deadlines are looming and the semester’s almost over!

Went out again on Tuesday night to eat dinner and listen to music and had a great time yet again.  I think with all the stuff that’s happened, though, I’ve turned into a bit of a chickenshit when it comes to men.  I’m completely gun shy.  The boldness I’ve always felt before is much more reserved, and it’s odd.  Not bad, just different, I guess.

I’ve found myself thinking about WT a bit tonight.  I checked out the band that’s opening for the Avett Brothers when I see them in February and I wanted to share the music with him, because I know he’d like it.  I stopped myself, but fuck, do I miss my friend.  I wish we hadn’t been so stupid and stayed strictly friends.  Boo FWB. 

So that’s how it’s going this Thursday night.  Proud and a little sad.  Maybe next week I’ll be better at reading and posting.

Totally Music Tuesday

So, I’ve been doing this for enough weeks that I’m starting to wonder which songs I’ve posted already.  Since they’re all titled the same, it’d be kind of hard to check, so I’m just going to hope I’m not recycling.  This week , you get Personal Jesus, sung by Johnny Cash.  Dare you to say you don’t like it…

And, just for fun…

Cast of Characters

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