Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It’s Christmastime

It’s that time of year again.

That means I’m officially off work for the season. Yay! It’s been a really long year, and I’m glad to have some time off. I’ll be off for eleven (11) weeks. Eleven whole weeks.
Lil’ SS will be here for 1.5 weeks after Christmas, and I know SS has things planned for when she’s here.

Two weeks from today is…

With our kids being older, Christmas isn’t the same as it used to be. Our tree isn’t littered with dozens of gift wrapped presents. There aren’t mounds of wrapping paper trash balls all over our living room on Christmas morning. And there isn’t Christmas music coming from our speakers. But, our house is decorated with lights, and garland, and everything Christmas. I spent an entire day taking the regular decor down, unpacking all the Christmas stuff, and then putting it all up and together. All while dancing around to Today’s Country music.

I don’t have a lot of horizontal space around my house, so I can only put out a few pieces of my village. Here’s one part of it…

This is the lighted garland that covers our bar…

The lighted garland carries up and around our banister to the upstairs. And that red lantern is my new, most favorite item, although I wish I had bought a second one…


When I asked RJ what he wanted for Christmas, he metioned one thing. Just one. When SS spoke with Lil’ SS about what she wanted, she said she just wants to go shopping. Our kids make shopping easy, thankfully.

With eleven weeks off work, I’m determined to find something to do every day. I’ll just have to surprise myself.

Until next time…

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Letters

It’s Friday, so let’s write some letters.

Dear Squid: I miss talking to you. I miss you having to explain political stuff to me because I just don’t understand it. I miss you.

Dear Mom: I have so much to say to you, but every time I want to call or even pick up a pen to write to you, I start to get irritated. I just don’t understand why you’ve changed so much. I don’t understand why you’ve let all the important things in your life, fade away. Your entire life has become consumed by three things, and three things only. Three things that I think are the worst possible things for you, in your current state. One in which has absolutely changed our family, for the worst. Thanks for that. I’ve already expressed my apologies for some of the things I said, but there are some things I said that I still stand by. And that is what keeps me, and a few other family members, from reaching out to you. We just won’t.

Dear RJ: I’m super, super bummed you won’t be coming out for Christmas this year. I was looking forward to waking up Christmas morning and making you the traditional Cream of Wheat and bacon that you love. I blame your dad, but that’s nothing new. We will get you back out here eventually, I promise. Even if it isn’t until the wedding.

Dear ChaCha & Vanilla Beaner: I’m really gonna miss you during the off-season. Thankfully we have our daily texts/chats to keep me entertained and informed on how you’re doing, but still, I’m gonna miss you. Maybe we should implement that weekly drink/dinner date we’ve been talking about for over five months.

Dear SS: Your birthday is tomorrow, and I’m super excited about it. It’s on a Saturday, so we could do anything. Red Lobster is always your choice for dinner, and that’s one of the reasons I love you. Can’t wait!

Dear GraycieRoo: You have completed our life. Who would have ever thought I would be a cat person? I can say the same for SS. It’s a little weird, but, you are everything we didn’t know we needed, to complete our little family. You are almost adjusted to our schedule, and Ebony isn’t torturing you as much as he used to. I think it’s a win/win situation.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018 NASCAR Championship

It’s been a few weeks since the Championship was awarded to Joey Logano, and I still don’t even know what to write.

Week after week we watched three drivers dominate the season. Week after week we watched other drivers try to keep up, but get exhausted just trying. And week after week we wondered if any other driver would come close to catching them in the points. They didn’t.

Joey Logano is not what I would call ‘the best’. He’s not even in the top 10 of best drivers. Many compare him to Brad Keselowski, I think because they’re on the same team, but Joey doesn’t even compare to Brad. I mean, Joey isn’t even the same caliber driver as many of the others.

I do not believe Joey deserved to win that Championship. I think it’s ridiculous that it has to come down to whomever wins the race. He shouldn’t have even been in the final four. If the Championship was awarded based on who won the most points in the season, then Kyle Busch won. The stupid rules of the final race, need to change.

It’s been a few weeks since the Championship was awarded to Joey Logano, and I still get irritated when I talk about it. Grrr!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Making a small change

By now, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I changed the heading for this blog. I guess I thought it was time for a small change.

Years ago, this site was started so I could talk about NASCAR. Everything NASCAR was supposed to happen on this site. However, parts of my life became something I wanted to document as well, so I put it all in one place. It became a little confusing, so I decided it would just be a blog about everything I say.

The web address will stay the same, so don’t worry about having to remember another one. I’m all about making this easy for me too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dancing with the Stars - Season 27

I don’t know if I’m more disappointed in the public for turning this show into a popularity contest, or the producers for allowing it to happen.

Bobby Bones? Who the hell is that? I suppose that if you live in Nashville and listen to country radio, then you know who he is. If you don’t, then I promise, you’re not missing much. The guy is a fool.

My first impression of him when the show started, was that he was a joke. Were they really kidding with this idiot that couldn’t even stay standing during his very first dance? What a bafoon.

Week after week, it didn’t get better. The judges knew it, and the public knew it. I don’t know what kind of deal he made with his voting public, but it worked. One excellent dancer after another was eliminated, much to the dislike of every single person on the show, until the last four were standing.

Let’s be honest, there’s no way in this entire world, that Bobby outdanced any of the other top three.
No. Fucking. Way.
You know it. I know it. The judges know it. The producers know it. And Bobby Bones knows it.
He’s not even the same caliber dancer as the others.

For the producers to CUT OFF VOTING before the show even aired on the west coast, is bullshit. We couldn’t even vote! Apparently, the producers wanted the Nashville votes for Bobby, because they knew the overwhelming Hollywood votes for Milo, Evanna, or Alexis, would shame the rest. Such bullshit.

What’s the point of having professional judges, if the dancers are going to be judged off popularity?

I’ve been a faithful watcher all these seasons, but this season really pissed me off. The best dancer did not win. He can take those fake tears all the way to the grave, because it’s likely I’m done with this rigged show.