Saturday, December 30, 2006

Neglectful me

Whoa….talk about neglect! I’ve been seriously absent from here lately. I guess its just b/c I have terrible connection speed, its hard to want to get on the internet when I’m home. If I do get on, I’ll spend forever on here. But I’ve really been enjoying my time off. Hard to believe it will soon be time to go back. Tuesday. Joy. But I can’t really complain b/c I’ve been off since last Wednesday. LOL. I love it though…I’ve slept in almost every day….like REALLY sleeping in….like 9:30! Sheesh. I don’t really want to sleep in b/c I feel like half the day is gone by the time I get up, but I have to admit, it feels nice to just wake up without an alarm and not HAVE to get up unless I want to. *grin* Couple of days I hooked up with friends and went to Hickory….that was pretty cool. Yesterday I stayed home and cleaned up the house and did some laundry and then fixed supper for us and one friend’s family that came over. Christmas was good….spent that with my parents and Christmas Eve with KCz parents. Had a pretty good time. I think that was about all that has been going on since I got off…or rather since the last time I blogged. I feel kinda bad for not getting more stuff done while I’m off, but you know what…I feel rested and that’s a good thing.

Well…I better get moving now….today we’re going to go back to either hickory or rooms to go in charlotte and pick out a loveseat and recliner for the living room instead of the papasan and rocker. KC really really wants a recliner and we need a little more seating in the living room. *sigh* But anyways…

Sorry…no crazy random stuff today I guess. Maybe I’ll be back to my crazy random self on Tuesday. *grin*


Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Vacation Day 2

I LOVE being off work. The best part of it is I don't have to go back until next year. HA!

Anyways, our anniversary was sweet. KC got home around 1:30 yesterday and then we went to Hickory to eat at the Olive Garden. Our first choice was the Outback, but they didn't open until 4:30 and we got up there at 3:30 and we were hungry. But the second choice was still yummy. I had Fettucini Alfredo and KC had Chicken Parmesan and was it ever yum-o. I was this close to giving in to the pepper craving though....I wanted a Dr Pepper SOO bad. I didn't though....had rasberry lemonade....which was absolutely awesome. Our waitress even offered to give us to go cups when we were leaving....thats rare.

So while we were eating....get this. I almost got my wish....the phone rang. It said "restricted call" (which the only person that ever rings on the ID as Restricted is KC's mom) we didn't answer it. (no offense, mom...LOL) But anywho....then about 2 minutes later it rang again...same thing. KC was like LEAVE A MESSAGE already. No message. About 2 minutes later....again. KC was like FINE. This better be an emergency (LOL) and answers the phone. Oops....its our social worker. Of all days. She must be on the same phone company as KC's now we'll have to answer all our "restricted" calls. SO....KC is talking a few minutes and uh-huh-ing a lot....and then he says, here, I'll let you talk to I take the phone. SW says, we've got a {under 4} yr old little boy that is currently already in foster care, but his foster mom may need someone to watch him tomorrow and possibly tonight b/c she has to be at work early, would you be interested? I'm like um....tonight? Um......okay....I think we could probably work something out. {I'm thinking....why TONIGHT? Its our anniversary and we've kinda got plans....LOL. But sure...okay.} So she says, okay, I'll call her social worker back and have her call you with the details. So a few minutes later, the phone rings and I pick up and its the foster mom's social worker. The little boy is sick, the mom picked him up from daycare and is on her way to the dr now and if he's cleared to go back to daycare, we won't need to keep him, but if the daycare won't take him, he'll need somewhere to stay while his foster mom is at work. Okay, not a problem. She gives me foster mom's phone number and tells me to call her a little later to find out if the little boy will be able to go back to daycare. Okay then. Guess that means we're now on the licensed home list.....pardon me a moment while I panic. Haha. Okay I'm better now. So its probably terrible of us, but we were both praying that the little boy would be fine and that he'd be able to go back to daycare. LOL. Now if the situation had been different, we wouldn't have felt that way, but a one night on THAT particular wasn't quite what we had planned. But we'd have still done it....we're gonna have to get used to changing our plans sometime. But still....I was kinda glad when I talked to the foster mom and the little boy was fine and going back to daycare.

So once we were finished eating we went to the mall to pick out our anniversary present.....we had already decided to get a new watch for both of us so we looked at Dillards, Sears, and finally found what we wanted at Penney's.

anniversary watches
the funny thing is that I had picked out the one I liked and he had picked out the one he liked and when we tried them on we realized that they were very similar watches. LOL. Great minds think alike....LOL. ooh...thats kinda skary though. LOL.

Anyways, we had a couple other loose ends to tie up for Christmas stuff so we took care of that and then headed back to the house...oh yeah, stopped on the way home and rented Cars....that was pretty good. Got Lady in the Water or something like that to watch tonight...I'll let ya know how that one is. =)

SO that was pretty much our anniversary. *sigh* now we're going on six years. yow.

Not much else going on....I've been attempting to get a self-portrait b/c in my 23 years, I keep trying...and have yet been successful in my goal to get a decent picture. *sigh* Sometimes I seem to get closer than others....but its hard to work on both sides of the camera...not to mention what I got to work with....*sigh* Which is not a lot in case you were wondering. Oh here's my three latest attempts...


#1 probably the best one from a lighting standpoint, but its not really me. *sigh* oh well.


#2 ugh....KC took this one....I cheese too much when I'm smiling at him. LOL

#3 this one probably looks the most like me, but this was the bathroom mirror and the lighting is definitely lacking. *sigh*
Oh well. *SIGH* Guess I'm off for now...need to clean house. *grin* Such fun.
PS I'm about THIS close to finishing my Christmas I the only one out there that hates the little signs up that say 3 shopping days left to Christmas???

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Five Years Ago Today

I was feeling exactly the same as I am right now. Well, maybe not exactly, but I'm seeing similarities here....

So how am I feeling today? Like I have a lot to do and time is running out to get it done....b/c I want tonight to be perfect and special....


like it was on this night five years ago.

Anyways, brace yourself, I plan on making up a few missed thursday thirteens....since I figure there is no way I am going to be able to do just one. =) Of course, with the speed of my internet here, I may get fed up and have to quit before I'm really finished. *sigh*

But while I'm waiting for the pictures (woohoo) to load, I guess I'll get started.

Thirteen Random (of course) Happy Memories from the last Five Years.
1. The best vacation ever to Las Vegas in 05....that was soo much fun. It actually earned its own scrapbook...LOL.
2. Buying our first house together....a little brick two bedroom in town.
3. The many trips we have taken together....Pigeon Forge (many times...I've lost count), Ohio, NY, Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, of course Las Vegas.....I love the fact that we travel well...I hope when kids come along, that we are lucky enough to have kids that travel well, too.
4. Living in the apartment when we first got married....with all the many ladybugs and the bees....definitely an experience.
5. Getting our feline babies.
6. Our movie tradition for the first three anniversaries....too bad Lord of the Rings didn't decide to come out with #4 and #5....
7. The New Year party we had in the house in town....when we were all so tired we could barely stay awake until midnight.
8. The New Year party that we had in the house in town....a different year....when it turned out being all our then-single friends and one other married couple....that was interesting. But still fun.
9. When KC bought the "batmobile" for me b/c I fell in love with it.
10. How all of our friends helped us with our heavy furniture when we moved....not to mention the painting party when we bought our new house.
11. KC graduating with his Bachelor's after all those long nights of hard work.
12. The trip to Cedar Point with Benji & Kat....riding the roller coasters together.
13. Our honeymoon in Pigeon Forge....nuff said. =)

Casey & Faith Cabin

(us in our honeymoon cabin)

Thirteen Things I Love Most About KC
1. His smile
2. His sense of humor
3. The way he loves me
4. The way he loves God
5. The little boy in him that comes out every now and then
6. Facial hmmm!!! It makes him even more handsome...not an easy feat! =)
7. His confidence
8. The way he still flirts with me even though we're already married
9. How he loves and cares about kids
10. How he takes care of us
11. His work ethic
12. His huggability...he's so cuddly.
13. His generally positive i have to stop here...?
14. Okay just one more....lets pretend I can't count....I love our inside jokes. We have lots....and we're constantly picking up more. I love that....we always have something to laugh about. (Haombeurgeur....bwahaha)

And lest you think I'm still wearing rose colored glasses....
Thirteen Quirky Habits that drive me crazy............but I still love him anyways!
1. The way he doesn't automatically buckle up when he gets in the car...
2. When he says that he knew he wasn't buckled, he just wanted to hear my voice reminding him...LOL.
3. How he always eats all of his fries before he'll touch the sandwich.
4. The way he complains when I have the screen hiding the hamper but when the hamper is completely accessible, there are still piles of his clothes next to the bed like he was raptured instead of simply going to bed. (Love ya honey! LOL)
5. His bathroom....nuff said.....I could finish the thirteen on his bathroom alone....LOL.
6. How he reads his books....a chapter in this one and lay it down....pick that one up and read a this one and read a chapter....and not typically the first chapter....just whichever one opens up....FINISH one already. *grin*
7. The way he likes the house clean and tidy but drops his stuff whereever....not that I have much room to talk on that one....hehe.
8. He's always losing his keys...but refuses to attach them to his belt. I don't lose mine....I just lock them in the car....oh well.....we make a fine pair I guess.
9. How his socks end up wrong side out when they're peeled off his feet. And then it takes me an extra 15 minutes folding laundry from returning his socks to the correct side out before I can match them up and fold them....well maybe its not that long....=)
10. the way he complains about my driving but if he looks off and goes off the road a little bit, its no big deal.
11. while we're on the driving bout when he tells me to keep the Pilot under 65 mph to keep the mileage reasonable and save on gas but if he's driving the Pilot, 65 isn't the limit.....although I can't really complain...I kinda like getting to return the favor and telling him to ease off the gas a bit. Haha...
12. ummm...I'm running out of quirks....LOL....lucky me....poor him....the list of my quirks is unending....
13. uh....oh here's one....lack of communication....although he's better than some males, he's definitely a guy....sometimes a wife needs to know some things or else don't get mad when she can't read your mind and plan for what you didn't tell her. *grin*

Anyways, okay its getting sappy again, so if this bothers you, you should stop reading now. LOL

So KC, Happy Anniversary, baby! We've come a long way. How far we really have come will probably always be our secret, but you're the best, honey! I couldn't have asked for a better hubby and I'm a very lucky lady to have you. Thanks for always loving me, even when it got tough, and even when my list of quirky habits that drive you crazy was much longer than the ones that drive me crazy. You really are the best...everything...ever....and I love you MOST!

Okay sappy stuff over now....I really need to get some things to get done before KC gets home today.
I'll leave you with a couple of pictures for fun....they're forgive the poor quality.

Ain't they cute? LOL. Who'd a thunk they coulda ever been that sweet. Ha!

Till next time....

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ooh...I'm getting bad....

its been like 4 days since I've blogged. Oops. I've been really busy....Christmas is crazy and I have been a procrastinator this year. *sigh* Getting close to being finished though...thank heavens....and thank God I have like three days off before Christmas so maybe I can get everything finished then. *sigh* I've got a lot of stuff I want/need to get done before the we'll see.

Not a whole lot happenin in our world right now. I went to Walmart this morning to pick up a crib mattress for the kids room since I'm assuming we could get a phone call anytime....its been five weeks now and it was only supposed to take 3-4 to be put on the list....anyways, Walmart was out of crib mattresses....guess I'll check at the walmart near the house and see if they have one. I did get one of those changing table pads though....since we don't have one of those yet either. It would be really cool if we got a kid for Christmas (not that its cool that they have to leave their parents or whatever....but you know what I mean).....

Work has been kinda busy lately....they are getting ready to hire a General Manager and have been doing interviews yesterday and today....and I'm not on the hiring committee, but the staff has to go in and meet/ask questions after the committee finishes. I hate hate hate asking questions, but I don't mind listening. And I tell ya one thing....I sure wouldn't want to be the one in the hot seat....these people around here ask some TOUGH questions. Poor guy yesterday was so nervous he couldn't even smile. Least, I hope it was just nerves. I don't think anyone was impressed with the fact that he never relaxed, even when he was being given the tour and the interview thing was over. And the second guy yesterday liked to dance around the questions....he was all fluff and little substance. By the time he finished answering the questions, you forgot what was asked. He kinda seemed like he enjoyed listening to himself talk. But maybe he was nervous, too....maybe he just was one of the talky nervous types. LOL. Like I said, glad its not me.

Dum de do da....can't really think of anything else to say right now (although I had a lot I was going to blog about earlier, I just lost it somewhere in that black hole that is called my brain)....anyways, so I'm going to go now.


Friday, December 15, 2006


If I didn't already know it, last night was hubby is the best in the whole wide world. Bless his heart....and he's stuck with me!!! Yesterday he knew I was having a bad day and he was home a little before me so he started a load of laundry for me, and by the time I got home, he had a frozen pizza heated up and waiting for me and when he finished eating, he even washed the PAN and put it AWAY!!!! Then he helped me fold some of the laundry before he went in and started doing his work for the office. WHOA! He's such a sweetie! I love him! How'd I get so lucky??? It was felt like I got a lot of the laundry caught up just by him giving me that head start, and then I had a little time to read a book and still got in bed by 9:30.

Oh here's something funny.....see this lovely mutilated tomato??? Yeah. Well. I have very quirky cats. I'm not sure who the culprit is, but I'm almost positive that its Jango. He definitely takes after his mother in quirkiness. LOL. Anyways, I forget about this particular character trait of my lovable little feline every single time. It never fails, I buy tomatoes, I rarely put them in the fridge, I set them on the counter til I get ready to cut them....and so I did that last night. Walked in about an hour after I set them there and found one of them looking like this....luckily he hadn't gotten to the other one yet. So it was put in the fridge. He's so strange. I'm surprised he didn't get more of this one since normally I find bits an pieces when he gets through.....he also likes to clean the spaghetti sauce off my plate (paper plates) when we eat s'getti....must be the tomatoes. Strange cat.
In other lovely new (to me) pilot had a noisy belt this week and I took it to the honda place yesterday to have them change the oil and tell me what the noise was.....walked out of there with a $1500 estimate to repair the air compressor assembly which was "going bad." And, it was 8 days past the 30 day warranty. NO! Not good, not good. Well, so I know the salesman dude is really great about workin with ya after the sale, so I call him and tell him what they said. He says, well, you're over the warranty, but if you bring it down here, and let our service center look at it tomorrow morning, we'll see what they say and if it needs to be done, we'll give ya a better price. So i take it in this morning.....Herbie (like the luv bug...LOL) pulls it in the shop and looks at it....tinkers around under the hood for a few minutes and then comes back out and says...."your air compressor clutch is fine. I don't know what they were talking about that was "going bad" but its fine. The squeaking was from the belt which is a little dried out, so I lubricated it and its quiet as a mouse now. Those belts will probably need to be replaced in the near future, b/c they are a little worn, but thats no big deal. They operate on commission over there and it looks like they were just trying to sell ya, but you're fine." Oh. Nice. Thats so lovely to know. So I tell Darren what Herbie said so that he'll know its fine and he was like...."thats IT? just a squeaky belt? and they told you that you needed to replace the whole assembly??" then he started laughing...."they just saw you were a pretty young girl and decided to take advantage of that. Well, I'm glad it wasn't anything serious though, but if you have any more problems, you call me." Anyways, thats pretty much what KC told me the last time they tried to take me for a ride on the tire thing on the other I told Darren that...and that I took it somewhere else that time, too. LOL. I'm all about second opinions. =)
Well anyways, its time for lunch....going with the girls today to Fatz. MMM.....might just make up for having to work late tonight. *sigh* or not. Oh well.
Gotta run.
PS Not that I'm countin, but today is 11 of no caffeine (well, except for that one little swig out of KC's drink when they messed up the drink order and he drank Dr. Pepper. I couldn't resist. LOL)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another Meeting Blog Entry

So here we go again. Didn't have time yesterday to type this in, but here's yesterday's meeting notes....for what they're worth...LOL. I'm sure I'm the only one in the meeting with notes that didn't relate to the meeting (except when griping about the meeting length)....Haha....

Well, its another meeting blog entry. =) Seems like anymore, this is the only time I get to write (that I won't get in trouble for writing during...haha) a blog entry.

Anyways, news in my life right now....not a whole lot going on. We're still waiting on the foster parent was 4 weeks ago Tuesday that we signed the papers and agreements and stuff, and they said it takes 3-4 weeks to get put in the computer, so who knows. We're just waiting. Not that I'm getting cold feet, but I am getting a little anxious about it....kinda second guessing ourselves and the decision I guess. Is this the right thing? Are we sure? Do we REALLY want to do this? But then again, I've been doing that second guessing thing to myself a lot lately. For a person named Faith, I seem to be a little too "doubting Thomas"ish....LOL. *sigh* I'm very glad I have a wonderful husband to reassure me when I have severe "worry sessions." He's so good. Seriously! Honey, I couldn't survive without ya! =) *smiles*

Sheesh! It is COOKIN hot in here...I'm perspiring terribly bad. Turtleneck this morning wasn't such a great idea. Course, when I was hitting the snooze button for the third time while trying to reason with myself that I could still be ready in time if I cut out ironing by wearing a sweater....well, it seemed like a much better idea then. LOL.

Anyways, I was at lunch today, and I was picking up a to go plate at this cafeteria about five minutes from here, and I was getting ready to checkout and the girl asks me...hey do you work at ___??? I was like, uh,....yah? And she goes I thought so...I remember when you first got your hair cut over in the cosmetology dept, (apparently she was in the cosmetology program way back when) you were sooo afraid we were going to cut too much off....but its a lot shorter now than it was then! It looks good. Yikes! Its not really THAT much shorter! But thanks pointing that out. LOL. Anyways, I like it much better at this length....its way easier to take care of, and thank you very much its STILL LONG! Actually it needs trimming again, but I keep putting it off so it won't get any shorter till it grows back a little. *sigh* Oh well.

Hmm....sounds like the meeting is almost over! Woohooo! I'm still burning up though....ARGHHH. I think thats about all thats going on with me anyways, so....

URGH....well, I THOUGHT it was over. Think we just got an encore....aerlk;jjagjkkaewrlkk....noooo.....please....we're regurgitating it all back up again. come on, please let this be over!!!! I have doodled....blogged....wrote out a to-do list (a couple actually)....I'm running out of things to occupy myself with!!!! Come on...come on....Please! It's eight till 5....lets GO! I'll have to post this tomorrow. *sigh* At this rate, I won't even have time to shut down my computer before quitting time. *SIGH* ARGH....okay finally....its over. Walking out now.

PS....sometimes I really don't like meetings! *sigh*

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


*thanks to Denise for the title idea....very appropriate for my thoughts today*

Haven't been on here in a couple of days, been really busy, had a lot on my mind that is kinda hard to write out especially when there isn't enough time to think about it.....

Ya know, its so easy to gripe and complain and be unsatisfied with life in general....feeling down, getting sick, work....ya know.

At this particular moment I'm aggravated b/c I'm sitting here at work waiting for responses from several different people in order to be able to complete the tasks that I've been working on today, and it doesn't look like I'll get what I need in time to get finished b/c I just got a phone call from a friend who had surgery on her foot last week and can't go anywhere....her kid is sick and needs to go to the dr but she can't find anybody who can take him and she can't b/c of her foot (literally). So I'm gonna be heading out in a few minutes to go pick him up and take him to the doctor and then take him back home....which I'm not complaining about that part in the least....its the work stuff that is aggravating me right now.

But then I think about what this lady on Scrapjazz is going through today....
see these links: Yesterday AM, Teegan photos, Silent Night, Update makes me realize how important perspective really is. How silly is it to be frustrated about a stupid project when I should be thankful I have a job. To be thankful that I have a home and the capability to go pick up my friend's child and take him to the Dr for her. Sure I have a cold, but at least I'm still alive, and I haven't lost anyone that I dearly loved and then have to turn around and face a Christmas missing them. What a sad thought.

My thoughts and prayers are with that family. How incredibly sad.

Friday, December 08, 2006

I miss my dr pepper

Well, this is officially day 4 of no caffeine. When I got sick on Tuesday and felt a little queasy, I automatically switched to Sprite and didn't even realize that I'd passed the caffeine headache stage until day 3 (thanks to all the painkillers in the nyquil and tylenol I was downing for my achy body)....when I got to work and thought...hmm...its been two days since I've had a Dr Pepper....oh I want one, but hey....guess now is as good a time as any to kick the habit....AGAIN. LOL. So....its been lovely AQUA for me today....and to alleviate the craving for fizzy stuff, I have had one Sierra Mist. Yuck. Lame, weak stuff. *sigh*

Not sure if its connected to the lack of caffeine or not, but I have felt...I don't know what the best word for it is....down....i guess....all day today. I really don't know why, but its just a depressing "blue" feeling. *sigh* *again* I hate that.

Today I ate leftovers for lunch. Now I realize for most people, this is not an uncommon practice, but me and KC....well...we are so not "LEFTOVER" people. I always save them, but by the time we get around to eating them, well....they have turned into gross experiments....or worse. So, as you can imagine, for me to actually take the time to bring a leftover dish to work, reheat it, AND eat it....well, that's a pretty huge deal for me. LOL. Cuz ya see, there have also been times when I've TRIED to do I'd actually bring it to work and end up going out for lunch instead b/c I really didn't want to eat the leftovers.....and then the same thing would happen in the work refrigerator that happens in the home refrigerator....yah, so to eat them....well, its pretty abnormal. Like me. LOL

*sigh* tonight we're probably going shopping. We need groceries AND we need to do our Christmas shopping, so I'm guessing we'll probably be doing one or both of those chores tonight. Joy. Or maybe tomorrow....yah, tomorrow sounds good.

Don't procrastinate today. Do it tomorrow.'s my new (if somewhat hateful) response to bad parents: (not that I'd actually be mean enough to say it to a bad parent...being the nice person that I am): "It's people like you that make it necessary for people like me to provide foster care."

Okay...guess that's it for today.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Bad Blogger

Yikes. Bad me. I was sick Tuesday afternoon and then Wednesday and today I'm playing catch up. That plus I haven't had a lot to say....strange for me.

I've had random things running through my head but they probably wouldn't make much sense if I typed them out. but...who cares....i never make sense when the thoughts AREN'T random...LOL.

why is it that people that can afford to support kids are the ones that can't have any and the people who can barely afford to feed themselves seem to feel that the Bible verse in Genesis: "And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth." was only meant for them, so they are extremely busy OVERPOPULATING the earth rather than taking care of the population they've already created. ARGH. Okay, that was kinda hateful I guess. I guess you couldn't tell that little facts like that irritate me. No, I'm not mad about it....not at ALL.

for some reason its so easy to worry about things that are beyond our control. I think I must get that from my mom. *sigh*

things at work have gone off the deep end. this is bad. this is very not good. *crawling under my desk and holding my head* LOL....well, maybe not quite to that point yet, but that one little event....yep. its bad.

its also cold. i hate cold without snow. bummer. I heard that it was snowing up near avery county. too bad thats up in the mountains from us....cuz ya know we won't see any of that.

Hey Denise, those christmas funnies were cute! Have you seen the calvin and hobbes comics where he's built all the snow things? LOL. Those are cute, too.

My nose is threatening to drip now so I'm gonna go fix that problem.. I'll try to come post some more random thoughts tomorrow.
till then...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


its been a few days since I've posted....besides the fact that I've been terribly busy, I have been trying to keep from getting sick....the last part has finally caught up with me. I'm getting ready to go home...I shouldn't have even bothered coming to work today but as much trouble as it was to get it set up to get the little piece of the dashboard replaced, I didn't want to cancel that appt. but after I got to work and realized that I was now stuck without a vehicle and feeling totally rotten, I started kicking myself. My favorite thing to say about myself....and its too true....

That was dumb....oh well....I'm not known for my intelligence. LOL

*sigh* I hope this is just the flu and not a relapse of that mono stuff that I had a few years feels different than the flu and thats not a good sign. But my car is ready, so in 45 minutes mom is going to give us a ride over there to pick it up and then I'm letting CV drive us home (or at least to her house....hopefully I can make it home from there). *nother note to self regarding those alkaseltzer horse pills: when it says drowsiness may occur, thats a good sign that you shouldn't take them while you're supposed to be working* *sigh again*

I'll leave you with a lovely picture from Sunday's Photo Session....this is what I was doing last night. Whew...there was a lot. There's a couple more over on my photoblog.



Saturday, December 02, 2006


Thats ALL i gotta say about that.

Some random items to note:

I'm exhausted. Got a load of laundry waiting to be folded on my bed and another one in the dryer. Got the scrapbook party stuff cleaned up and tomorrow's picture session stuff set up. Got 2 pages finished today and 2 more started....yay. The tent revival is through...tomorrow is services as usual. It was REALLY cold in the tent tonight. I hate dialup. This is why I don't post on the weekends. Yuck. I'm slowly going crazy (so what else is new). I'm going away now to do the going crazy thing.

Oh wait....almost forgot. I had an AWFUL nightmare last night. It was sooo so so real, and I HATE those. I'm not sure if it was b/c I am currently in the middle of that series of books about the Holocaust and all the things that were going on during that period of time or if it was the fact that I had a hot fudge sundae before bed...maybe both. It was terrible. I still remember vividly some parts of it, and those dreams that you remember hours and hours later are really bad.

I don't remember all the details but the first part that is stuck in my mind was we were up in the backwoods somewhere and it was me and this one guy that I know in real life that totally gives me the creeps, his girlfriend, and his girlfriend's kid and we were in a car and for some reason, KC had left me there and was going to come back and get me....I was in the backseat and the creepy guy stuck his arm around me and I was incredibly scared and was screaming and pulling away from him and that must have flipped him off the deep end....blank spot of memory...but suddenly he's got the girlfriend's kid and is torturing him with a knife and cutting on him and all kinds of stuff in retaliation b/c I screamed when he put his arm around me and I'm screaming again and trying to get to the kid to get him away from the guy and someone is holding me back. Its kinda blank, but I'm pretty sure that it was the girlfriend b/c I remember thinking, are you CRAZY? Why are you doing this...why aren't YOU helping him, thats YOUR kid, lady!!!! And the guy is threatening to kill us all and I'm praying that KC comes back quick and then blank again. Next thing I know, we're in this car, KC is with us, and the girlfriend is driving and we're trying to follow the guy who has the kid with him and I'm hysterical and screaming at the girlfriend to get moving and try to catch him b/c she's not really acting concerned at all....then I wake up.....

I was sooo hot when I woke up...I actually got up and checked the thermostat to see if the temperature was set too was actually a couple degrees colder than normal....

Where in the world would a dream like that come from? Creeped me out completely. *shudder* I was afraid to go back to sleep b/c I knew it would continue if I feel back to sleep. Maybe its just delayed reaction from seeing all those terrible and sad pictures of the abused children that have gone through foster care, I don't know, but I do know this, if I see that guy in real life, I don't think I'll be able to get near him. That dream was TOO real.

I remember when I was a kid I had this dream (and still remember it) about being stuck in a hospital and my whole family was also stuck in the hospital and somehow I figured out that the hospital was like one of those physician assisted death places and all the people that they were giving shots to were dying and I was trying to warn my family and I didn't make it in time and then they stuck a needle in me and I felt myself passing out....and woke up. Then like a couple weeks later, we go in the pharmacy at Walmart to pick up medicine and the guy behind the counter in the white lab coat was HIM! The one who was giving the shots that was killing people. I hid behind mom (and I was a big enough kid that I could barely still do that.....) I remember steering clear of the pharmacy after that b/c I was scared to death of that guy. Weird. I don't remember what he looked like now, but I still look at the faces of the male pharmacy guys to make sure its not HIM....LOL. Crazy I know.

I'm going to go read a book now. Now last night's dream is fresh again and its almost time for bed....guess THAT was a bad idea. *sigh*