Friday, November 21, 2014

Freaky Friday

My Bloggy Buddies who have been around for a while might remember this guy.

Yeah...well....we had breakfast together today...

Freaky Friday, indeed....

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thrilling Thursday

I got to watch the "Winter Finale*" of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal tonight, live.  Yep, I wasn't needed at the bar again tonight.  Poop for the lack of business, and lack of paycheck for me, BUT yay for live vs. DVR.

*Ok, when the hell did THIS become a thing?!?!  I hate that my shows won't be back until January now. >:(

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

So, around 11 this morning, I got a phone call.  All I heard when I answered the phone was, "Lee Lee?  I was wondering if you would like to come ovuh?"  It was my Monkey!!!

I jumped in the shower, and got dressed, and an hour and half later, I was at my brother's.  (Have I mentioned how much I HATE how far he lives from me?!?!)  While I was driving, it occurred to me that tonight is an overnight for him, and I immediately started plotting in my head how I was going to get to take her home with me. ;-)

Later tonight, we are having a Girls' Night at my mom's house.  My mom, sister, sister-in-law KC (Ok, my brother's long-time girlfriend, but after almost 15 freakin' years, we consider her our sister-in-law!), a good friend of ours and myself try to plan these Girls' Nights every couple of months.  We usually do them at our friend's house, but this time, my mom volunteered to host.  I started thinking I would ask my brother if Monkey could join us for Girls' Night for a while, then he could come pick her up later.  I was really going to play up the angle that if I took her with me, he could run errands, go to the bar and get some work done, or just nap.  I was prepared to pull out all the stops until I wore him down, and he let me take my Monkey home.

Minutes after I walked in his door, I casually asked, "So, you have Monkey overnight tonight, right?"


"Well, you know, Mom's hosting Girls' Night tonight.  I was thinking maybe she could join us..."

"Yeah, I know, KC mentioned it to me.  She actually said the same thing."

SCORE!!  Way to go, KC!!  Long story short, my Monkey is currently sound asleep in my bed.  When she gets up from her nap, we are going to make cookies to take to Nonna's house for Girls' Night.  Yay!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tundra Tuesday

When Stud left for school this morning, the windchill was -11°.  Like his mother, he tried to walk out of here in just a T-shirt and hoodie.  I finally got him to put a coat on, convincing him that a hoodie is fine if he's running from the car to the building, but God forbid his car broke down, or he got stuck somewhere, a hoodie wasn't gonna cut it for more than about 5 minutes.  (In fairness to me, I always keep a coat in my car, even if I don't wear it.  I also have gloves, mittens, ear muffs, and hand warmers.  I like to be prepared, ya know.)

I guess we nearly broke a record for our low/high temps today.  Apparently, the average high temp for today is 47°, but we only hit 19°.  Ahhhh, refreshing....

Yeah, I know, this post is painfully boring.  But, hey, I needed an excuse to use my newly discovered degrees sign!! ;-)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Is there something you want to tell me?

For the second Monday in a row now, my brother told me not to bother going to work at the bar tonight.  You might remember he had me stay home last Thursday, too.  Did he fire me and not tell me?!

Actually, it's been a little slow lately at the bar, which is why he doesn't really want me to drive all the way out there.  It would be a waste of my time.  Plus, it saves him on some payroll.  I'm ok with it, really.  Once again, I get to watch my shows live, instead of on the DVR in the middle of the night. 

It's so funny to me that my two favorite nights for television are Monday and Thursday, and those are the two nights I work at the bar.  Anyhoo, I'm off to watch Dancing with the Stars.  LIVE! =)

Ahhh...gotta love that crisp, morning air...

Like I mentioned the other day, I barely sleep anymore.  So, I've been up for hours now (it's about 8:15am) and I've been watching our outdoor temp slowly climb each hour during the weather segment of my favorite morning news show.  Right now, it's all the way up to a balmy 13°.  =)

The best part of this post?  I finally figured out how to insert the degrees sign!!!!  It's about damn time!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Really?! Well, it's YOUR money...

So, Magnum bought another snow blower today.  I guess the flurries and slight (SLIGHT!) accumulation we had yesterday scared him or something.  I had absolutely nothing to do with this decision.  He didn't even tell me until after he already bought it online.  He only mentioned it because we had to clean out the back of my truck so we could pick it up.

I know I posted about the snow blower we bought last year.  I don't know if I mentioned that immediately after we bought it, the one we have at his parents' house stop working.  We had bought a second one so we wouldn't have to keep transporting the one we already had from house to house, and in the windup, that's what we ended up doing all winter anyway. :-/

I guess at some point this summer, unbeknownst to me, he actually had his brother-in-law help him take the broken blower to a guy to see about getting it fixed.  This goofy guy told him he only fixes lawn mowers in the summer, and snow blowers in the winter.  HUH?!  He told Magnum to bring it back in November.  That makes absolutely no sense to us, but he wouldn't budge.  So, bottom line, it's still sitting in his parents' garage, not working.

Magnum's plan is to keep this new one at his parents' house, and then get the old one fixed and keep it at MY parents' house.  (They have the smallest amount of ground that needs to be shoveled.  Our house and his parents' both have very long, double-width driveways)  That will definitely make it a lot easier to take care of their snow.  It's not that easy to drag that huge snow blower around, taking it in and out of my truck.  We did that with our lawnmower for years, too, before my parents just decided to get a lawn service.  You should see how torn up the back of my truck is from dragging these two huge machines around.

Just for the record, I thinks it's excessive for us to own three snow blowers, but like I said, it's his money.  However, I will admit that I'm grateful I won't have to shovel the huge snowfalls anymore, and that I won't have to wait for Magnum to be around to take the machine in and out of the truck for me.  I like to be able to do things by myself, ya know?

Anyhoo, that was our excitement today.  We really live a wild and crazy life.  We should really try and take it down a notch, don't you think?

(How obvious is it that I'm unofficially participating in NaBloPoMo?!  For the two people who hadn't figured it out, that accounts for the super boring, super rambling posts lately.  But, it was the kick in the pants I needed to get back into the swing of posting regularly again.)