Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Belated Christmas, Everyone!

I hope Santa was as generous to everyone else as he was to me.  He brought extra gifts this year.  Shiver and Chico got several goodies too, which they're particularly pleased about.  Because Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, I'm off on Monday too.  That in itself is a gift!

It's been awhile since I've done one of these, and now seemed like as good a time as any to do another one.  The questions all came from here.

1.  What keeps you up at night?

Worries.  I mostly worry about not being able to pay the bills and about losing my boys.  Sometimes if a situation is coming up soon and I'm particularly anxious about it, that'll keep me up too.

2.  What's the last music you purchased?  (online, CD, whatever)

I bought a song from the Alexander Hamilton soundtrack on iTunes yeterday.

3.  What scent (candle, soap, perfume) do you think should be banned because it's just so annoying?

I've never particularly like vanilla and if it's really strong, sometimes it makes me feel nauseous.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one. 
This picture is labeled as food coloring.  I don't have a memory of the actual event, but I do remember my parents discussing it several times through the years as I grew up.  My parents had colored eggs for Easter while my brothers and I were sleeping.  I was quite young still and apparently woke up before anyone else in the house.  Food coloring bottles were left out and within my reach so I grabbed them, ran off to my room, and sprayed the color all over at least one wall.  My parents painted the room when we moved, but the food coloring bled through -- even after several coats.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday On A Thursday

...because I was too lazy to upload these sooner, even though I already had them saved on my computer...

Monday, December 12, 2016


Not only is it cold outside, I actually have a cold.  The people at work like to share.  Everyone seems to have it, so I was destined to get it too.  Instead of shopping for Christmas presents, I spent the weekend in bed with a fever.  It's been awhile since I've had a cold and this one feels like it's hit harder than usual.  Shiver was quite the pain between trying to steal my tissues and insisting on being petted.  Chico was his usual sweet and cuddly self.  Took some Nyquil Saturday night and had some very weird dreams.  Feeling better now, just wish the extremely stuffy nose would clear up.
We've gotten our first and second snow, then the rain came and washed it all away.  The rain froze, making driving dangerous.  We're due even more snow in the coming week.  The boys hate the white stuff and it's hard to get them to go out in it to do their business.

My contract was supposed to end with my current job at the beginning of the year.  Thankfully, it has been extended another month.  My boss says she thinks they'll probably keep me at least through March.  The department is closing sometime in the new year, so I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to stay on.  I'm just extremely grateful and hope I can continue working there for awhile longer.  I'd just barely started to get some bills paid down, then Shiver got sick and now I'm right back to where I was before I started, debt-wise.

Shiver is still doing well.  He still isn't 100% back to normal, but close enough.  He just has one very small side effect that doesn't affect his quality of life.  He's down to being weaned off one last medication and if all goes well, he won't need to go back on them. Chico is also doing well.  Looking at them, I don't think anyone else would ever guess that anything was wrong with either of them.

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