Thursday, November 29, 2007

7 Things About Me

Marni tagged me awhile back to tell you 7 things about me that you do not know. I really don't know if that's possible.

Seriously. I have shared just about everything with you. So, I'll give it my best shot.

1. I dated twins. Oh yeah. They were supposedly identical, but trust me when I say that they were NOT.

2. One of my best friends in Nova Scotia (ok, it was one of the twins) and I 'borrowed' a car one night. He found it parked in a driveway, with the keys in it. It was a sign from a higher power that we should be out on the open road. We (he) drove for hours. We toured Dartmouth, then headed out on the highway. I think that we drove all night.
We actually drove it right back to the house where we 'found' it, and then walked home. I always wondered what the guy that owned it must have thought when he woke up and saw his dusty car was less one tank of gas.

3. I seldom drink alcohol, but when I do, I am over come with the urge to play Yahtzee. Apparently, I am somewhat competitive. I have been known to scream IN YOUR FACE, KOSTYALIK, in Shawns face, and I become a tad animated. Suffice it to say, that nobody will play with me anymore.

4. I love the Spice Girls. I do, and I am not ashamed.

5. The ring tone on my cell phone is the A-Team theme song. That's right, it is.

6. I am closer to my former mother in law than I am to either one of my mothers, or most of my other relatives. We decided a long time ago that her son was a scrub, but that had nothing to do with either one of us, and we are closer now than ever.

7. I had can do a wicked cool Xena impersonation. You know, the Warrior Princess? Well, I can do her call, perfectly. It would make Lucy Lawless proud as hell.

Well, that's all I can think of (that I am willing to share at this point in time). I don't know who to tag. I would like to hear 7 unknown facts about all of my blog buddies, so go ahead. I dare you.

Monday, November 26, 2007

So, I am here, hanging around, reading blogs and checking in on everyone. I had a WONDERFUL weekend, and I feel better in many ways than I have in months.


I am still struggling with my depression, though. I don't know how many of you will understand this....I feel so GOOD, but still am bogged down in a deep depression. Does that make any sense to you?

So, I am here, but I am having a hard time getting it together. Be patient, please.

I'll be a regular visitor soon enough...Until then, I'm lurking.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Good, No, GREAT News!

I am on my way out the door to pick up my disability stubs. This means that I can get my meds.

I can get my meds.

I feel better already.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm back, again, and my village is finally up and running. The Christmas countdown is on!

This is Peterson's Park. See all of the kids skating and building snowmen? It looks like fun, doesn't it? I can almost smell the hotdogs that the little vendor is selling....

Here we are at the post office. This is a small town, and there aren't any mailer carriers. You have to go to the post office andpick the mail up. That's life in a small town.

Now we're at the flower shop. It looks so warm and inviting, doesn't it?

The barber shop. All of the oldtimers hang out there.

The pet shop. Of COURSE my village would have a pet shop. TMOC and my sil bought me this for Christmas a couple of years ago. I think that every town needs a petshop. When I was growing up in Smallburg, the closest thing that we had was BW Feed and Seed. It's just not the same. very favourite piece. The theatre. I think that Hairspray the musical is playing there now. I LOVE the way that the marquee lights change colour.

The grocery store. This is a little mom and pop operation, not a big box store. None of those in my town.

Now we're in the residential area. This little house reminds me of our house in Smallburg. Dunno why, really. Must be the small town feel.

This is the mayors house. It's so bright that it almost looks like it's on fire. I hope not. I haven't gotten around to putting up a firehall. Oops.

Now we're on the outskirts of town. This is Heidi's place. I'm not sure who the guy is doing the chores. He looks nothing like Jethro, and not much like The Boy, either. Maybe he's a hired hand?
I know that I have been gone for a week, and I know that I haven't even really been visiting any blogs, either. I have been sooo depressed. I am just going through a bad spell, I guess.
I did have a good time with my long lost friend last week, even though she was about three hours early. Yup, you heard me. Three hours. She got here about 2 minutes after my last post. The house was trashed. No, really, I know that you all think that I am exaggerating, but this place looked like Fred Sanford's living room. Seriously. I would not have been surprised to see Lamont coming strolling out of my kitchen. At least the place didn't stink. I mopped the floors before she got here, thank goodness. I am not sure if that covered up MY smell, however. I was all sweaty, and still in my jammies when she got here.
That's a real nice how-do-you-do after thirteen years.
Anyway, I don't think that she was TOO offended. She stayed for about three hours.
Shawn lost his job last week. I am not too worried, because he has a lot of working coming up in the next while. Paying our back rent every week is killing us, though. This past week, we had NO money for groceries. Shawn asked his mom if she would ask around and see if any of his (5) sisters could help us out. No money, just some food. Well, to my surprise, his dad comes by two days later, with a bag of food from his sister, A. She gave us some meat, and some bread, and coffee....I was shocked, but also very touched. I thought that it was very sweet thing to do.
So, last night, Shawn phoned A and thanked her for the food. He said something like ...I don't have any money, but if you need help moving, or with anything, give me a call. I would be happy to help.
Her response?
I want you to retile my bathroom.
She donates a bag of food and wants her freaking bathroom retiled? That is a HUGE job, and she would pay someone about $2000 to do it. I KNEW that it was too good to be true. Shawn has fixed her cars (s), drywalled her house, and done landscaping for her - for free - soo many times that I have lost count. I thought that maybe, just maybe, she was thinking of all of those times.
I guess not.
Anyway, another sister sent over a bag of dog food, and a couple of other things, and has asked for nothing in return.

I am feeling a little better. I have some good friends out there, and I know that they are pulling for me. That more than makes up for everything else.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So, I am back. Thanks for all of the emails and phone calls :) Everything is fine now. I kind of bottomed out there on the weekend. It's kind of scary when I do, because I just feel so hopeless.......

Anyway, I do feel a little better. I am still feeling icky with this cold. My house is TRASHED, and the worst news is - I still don't have my Christmas village set up.

That in itself is depressing.

I have a friend stopping by today that I haven't seen is 13 years.

Thirteen. That is alot of pressure, folks. The house is sooo wrecked, and I feel about as abad as the house looks. I am excited about seeing her, though. Plus, she's bringing coffee.

So, I'll be back later. I REALLY have to run.

Thanks for thinking of me. I'll be catching up with you all as soon as my coffee kicks in.


Monday, November 12, 2007

After a phone call from Heidi, I feel a little better.

I think that today I am just gonna lay low.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

A person can only take so much. I think that I have reached that point.

I am done.

I don't give a shit about anything anymore.

It hurts too much, and it's pointless.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

For your viewing pleasure...

Completely random shots from Hallowe'en. KC has more over at her place. Check them out.

I have lots of new friends on my blogroll, now, too. Why don't you drop by for a visit?

Monday, November 05, 2007 - Local - Cruiser rammed in 401 chase - Local - Cruiser rammed in 401 chase

I am wondering what your opinions are on this. Do you think that these kids should face jail time? Does it matter if these kids are all under 18? Does it make a difference if none of the kids have ever been in trouble with the law before?

These teens and this subject have been discussed ALOT since we heard the news. Shawn and I have very different views on what we think the appropriate punishment should be.

let me know what you think. - CanadaWorld - Teens who hit cruiser face rash of charges - CanadaWorld - Teens who hit cruiser face rash of charges

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Good News

Today is November 1st, and I am so pleased to be starting the month out with some good news.

I received a letter in the mail today, and it was the news that I have been waiting for.

It seems that I AM a person with a substantial disability, under the Ontario Disability Support Program.

No kidding.

This is not like waving a magic wand. I will NOT have my rent paid off, or see wads of cash. In fact, as long as Shawn is working I will not get money at all. That's ok by me.

Really, it is. The fact that I will be getting medical is benefits is reason enough for rejoicing. I will get all of meds covered, and I think that I will be able to get Jessica's cavities filled. too. I seriously doubt that it will cover her braces, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

Ok. Deep breath.

I still have to meet with a worker here in my hometown, and there will be scads of paperwork and it maybe be another month of two before I see any benefits, but that's ok.

I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am hanging in there.