The Bucket List

Have you guys seen the movie called “the bucket list”???? Well for those of you who haven’t it’s about two older guys who make a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket. I was thinking, hey I could make one of those even though I’m still in my prime…shut up drags! Dragon has already added para-sailing to my list, she thinks I won’t do it but I’ll show her….hmph!

Some things I’ve added are:

  1. Giving CPR to Steve Tyler
  2. Have nurse ratchet give Dragon a full body wax
  3. Go to Jamaica man
  4. Spank a midget
  5. Find Big Foot and collect the million dollars being offered

Hey you guys could help me out I need to add to this list since I’m still in my prime and have many more years ahead of me…I’ll definitely need a longer list. Come on leave some ideas in the comment section, help Goldbloom spice up her life.

Busy Busy Busy!

Sorry for the posting shortage again…I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record! This time however I’ve been very busy getting settled here. I’ve not only gotten all unpacked and done the bank account and license branch thing this week, I’ve also applied for 4 jobs at Troy University…keep your fingers crossed for me.

Jeremy is also getting adjusted here and although he misses his siblings and father very much he is doing quite well, probably due to the fact that Mr & Mrs Dragon are spoiling him like crazy! When the time comes and I’m leaving to move into my own place he’ll probably want to stay here!

Jose and the other kids made it back to Indiana okay and are in their own adjustment period. I hope they are able to work out a routine and things run smoothly for them.

If there is one thing I’ve learned through all of this it’s “Life is so unpredictable.” Just a few years ago I would have never dreamed that I’d be going through this. I am making the best of it, what else can I do?

Hope y’all are having a great weekend, and I’ll see ya next week.

Moving on

Well today was pretty eventful. I helped Mr Drags pic up some furniture for my son’s room and we got it all moved back and in place. My God it gets hot down here! Then drags and I were able to get Jeremy’s room all unpacked and finished, he was very excited about the end result.

After we all got cleaned up I went by the University and put in a job application and then Mr. Drags took us all out to a Mexican restaurant. As we pulled up Jeremy said “This isn’t a Mexican restaurant” to which Mr Drags replied “Yes they have real Mexicans working here”. I cringed at this comment (knowing my son) and as soon as Jeremy got out of the car he announce (and loudly I might add) “You’re right they do have real Mexicans here!” Drags and I about died! After I had a little talk with Jeremy we entered the restaurant and were seated. Things went fairly smoothly until we were discussing the music being piped throughout the restaurant and Jeremy suddenly announced (Again very loudly) “I’m going to be a Mexican singer.” Drags and I about choked on our food…REALLY! I think the kid must get that from his Dad, the whole blurting out whatever comes to mind thing. Sorry Jose, but you know it’s true. 🙂

Anyway things are coming together here and I’m not as nervous as I was, although I still feel anxious about the situation sometimes. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers…you don’t know how much they mean to me!

Well I Made It

I am now settled into my new room at the dragon household. Dragon had it all set up and ready for me…she even had mints on my pillow. Things went fairly smoothly except for a short breakdown by Jose II. The poor guy about broke my heart! After a lot of loving, talking, and comforting he was feeling much better. He actually handled it pretty well when they departed today and left Me and Jeremy behind. This has to be one of the most heart wrenching experiences that I’ve ever been through in my entire life and if not for Mr & Mrs Drags I don’t think I would make it.

Today I started creating my new life here in Troy, I opened up a bank account and then Drags and I took Jeremy to Wally World to buy some new outdoor toys and a kids pool. Jeremy is doing very well considering, he’s calling Drags Mom #2 and has been her shadow all day. We also unpacked and got my stuff all in order and put away in its proper place.

Tomorrow I will go get my new drivers license and Drags will get hers renewed….I hope they let me go first…just in case Drags breaks the camera. 🙂  I’m also going to make a trip to the University and see about a job and about enrolling for classes. So much to do! My life is going to be VERY busy for a while but I’m still going to try and post something at least every other day. I’m kind of enjoying keeping busy and I think it keeps me from dwelling on things.

 

Good Bye Indiana

Drags I’m headed your way…I hope you’re ready for me. 🙂

It may be a few days before I post again….but I’m sure I’ll have something entertaining to write about. Everyone behave while I’m gone!

 

 

A few facts about Friday the 13th and/or unlucky #13

  • The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.
  • In numerology the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing the completeness of the number 12.
  • Friday, as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, has been viewed both positively and negatively among Christians.
  • 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day
  • It’s been estimated that $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day
  • A British Medical Journal study has shown that there is a significant increase in traffic-related accidents on Fridays the 13th
  • Any month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th
  • More than 80 percent of high-rise buildings lack a 13th floor
  • On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half
  • Most Friday the 13th phobia therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear
  • Some believe that the arrest of Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France is the origin of this superstition. That day thousands of Templars were arrested and subsequently tortured. They then ‘confessed’ and were executed. From that day on, Friday the 13th was considered by followers of the Templars as an evil and unlucky day

 

I’ve Been studying…

…the southern dictionary in preparation for my move. If any of you know some words that I’ve missed and you think they would be helpful please feel free to add to the list.

All y’all
Etymology: Intensive form of y’all
This usage states “you all” more emphatically. For example, saying “I know y’all,” would mean that one knows a group of people; saying, “I know all y’all” would mean that one knows the members of the group individually.

Cattywampus
Function: Adjective
Askew. Example: The storm knocked the boat cattywampus and it started to take on water.

Darn tootin’
Function: Colloquialism
For sure. Correct. “You’re darn tootin’, that is oil.”

Fixin’
Function: Verb
To get set : be on the verge Example: We’re fixin’ to leave soon.
Function: Noun
Customary accompaniments. Example: We had a turkey dinner with all the fixins.

Grits (Hominy Grits)
Function: Noun
Hominy or plain corn that’s been ground until it has the consistency of coarse sand. It’s used as a side dish, a breakfast cereal, or as an ingredient in baked goods.

Hankering
Etymology: probably from Flemish hankeren, frequentative of hangen to hang; akin to Old English hangian
Function: Noun
A strong or persistent desire or yearning — often used with for or after. Example: I have a hankering for fried okra. I’ve really been craving it.”

Hoecake
Pronunciation: ‘hO-“kAk Function: Noun Date: 1745 A small cake made of cornmeal.  (I’m sure Dragon knows how to make these!)

Lickety split
Function: Colloquialism  Very quick.

Nearabout
Function: Adverb
Almost. Example: “I nearabout ran over that squirrel in the road.”

Piddlin’
Function: Adjective
Small or inferior. Example: “His work only gave him a piddlin’ 1% raise. Function: Adverb
Poorly. Example: “She felt piddlin’ so she didn’t go to school.”
Function: Verb
To waste time. Example: He spent all his time piddlin’ and never got anything done.”

Reckon
Function: Verb
Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from Old English -recenian (as in gerecenian to narrate, akin to Old English reccan
Date: 13th century
1 : Count Example: To reckon the days till Christmas 2 : to regard or think of as : Consider 3 : Think, suppose Example: “I reckon I’ve outlived my time — Ellen Glasgow”

Slap your pappy
Function: Colloquialism  To pat your stomach.

Tarnation
Function: Noun
Etymology: alteration of darnation, euphemism for damnation
Date: 1790
Used to indicate surprise, shock, displeasure, or censure.

Uppity
Function: Adjective
Conceited.

Yeens
Function: Contraction
Ye ones. Example: “Yeens better go before you’re late.”

Yonder
Function: adverb
Etymology: Middle English, from yond + -er (as in hither)
Date: 14th century
At or in that indicated more or less distant place usually within sight.

Life’s All about the Journey!

As Saturday approaches I find myself getting nervous and second guessing my decision, but I realize this is normal for someone in my situation. I keep reminding myself that I’ve been depressed and sometimes miserable for the past couple of years, and this split is necessary. Going through old photos, remembering good times, talking about all we’ve been through is just making me a little emotional. I will get through this, I will be ok…has become my mantra. Don’t worry Drag’s I’m holding it together and I will be seeing you in a couple of days, and please…make mine stirred and not shaken! 🙂

I remember someone once told me “Life’s not about the destination…It’s about the Journey“.

A Little Humor…

…since my last post was so gloomy.

 Top 10 Actual Newspaper Headlines…

1. March Planned For Next August
2. Patient At Death’s Door–Doctors Pull Him Through
3. Diaper Market Bottoms Out
4. Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy
5. Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
6. Half of U.S. High Schools Require Some Study for Graduation
7. Defendants Speech Ends in Long Sentence
8. Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
9. Collegians are Turning to Vegetables
10. Bars Protest

Top 10 Daily Physical Exercises…

1. Beating around the bush
2. Jumping to conclusions
3. Climbing the walls
4. Swallowing my pride
5. Passing the buck
6. Throwing my weight around
7. Dragging my heels
8. Pushing my luck
9. Making mountains out of molehills
10. Hitting the nail on the head

Rain Rain Go Away!

How much more of this rain can Indiana take? I hate rain! I know it’s good for the land and we need it to water crops and keep our water supply going, etc., etc., but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH already!!! I heard on the radio this morning that 29 counties have been declared disaster areas, I would have sworn that number was higher. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out of the state on Saturday. My parents just returned from Alabama last weekend and they almost didn’t make it through because of all the road closures due to the flooding. I wonder how much it would cost for someone to airlift our van out of the state…hmmm.

 We’ve got rain in the forecast for 3 of the next 5 days.

  • Today: Showers likely along with a possible rumble of thunder this morning. Becoming sunny during the afternoon hours. High 79F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
  • Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 87F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.
  • Friday: Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
  • Saturday: Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Plus we’ve got more flood warnings!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN…
  HENDRICKS COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  JOHNSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  MARION COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS…
  EASTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT TUESDAY

That would be my county that I highlighted above, have I mentioned that I hate rain?

Below are some articles about the mess Indiana is in right now…if you’re interested. Well I must be off…I need to go put some sand bags around the house.  j/k

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080609/ts_nm/usa_flooding_dc

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080608/ts_alt_afp/usweatherflood

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080609/ts_alt_afp/usweather