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20 February 2011 @ 06:39 pm
The new normal is what my friends call our lives that have changed so much this month. First my father died, then the very next day their father died. Two weeks later, their dog (our god-puppy) dies. My sister or, as we like to refer to each other, dad's /other/ daugter isn't making life any easier. February is kicking ass and taking names.

So Beth and I have said "screw it!" and we're going to Disney. Vacations can be part of the new normal and this first one is going to be at a luxury resort in the Wonderful World of Disney. Fort Wildreness Lodge to be exact. Can't wait to go and we aren't waiting six months like the last time we booked a trip. Only wish a certain New England native could join us ;)
Current Location: home
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: George of the Jungle
10 March 2010 @ 09:51 pm
Twenty-three years ago... twenty-two? It's hard to remember when so much time has passed. Though not so surprising. It's actually the kind of thing one wants to forget so it isn't like I jotted the date down in my diary.

March 1st: Took Bill to the hospital after the paramedics were called twice, refusing to touch him. I heard their excuse was that the stairs didn't permit them to get a gurney inside.

March 10th?: Last time friends gathered together. Hung out in a private hospital room. Felt almost like a party though afterwards he said he couldn't do that kind of thing any more. Needed to save his energy.

March 15th: Snuck in anyway and left a card for his birthday. Waved to him but left quickly before he could say anything or I could get kicked out. I seem to recall his mother was there.

March 20th: Bill's mother and father come to where I work to give me the news.

Presently: Think of you often.
Current Mood: Somber
Current Music: Hurt & God's Gonna Cut You Down, Johnny Cash
13 January 2010 @ 05:31 pm
Nearly $4,000 on a Cheveron credit card.
Nearly $5,000 on a Visa credit card my father thought was paid off. ($2,000 this month's billing alone)

Kicker: All for cigarettes and beer.

I don't know how people live with themselves.
Current Location: livingroom
Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Fox News (which isn't helping)
24 August 2009 @ 05:45 pm
For the kids, not for me. I've been back to work since the 13th. And by work I mean working on crosswords and reading cause there really isn't much for an interpreter to do without students but hey, if you want to pay me for attending meetings that have absolutely nothing to with my job, go for it. Today, however, I actually got to work. I think I'll have a decent schedule this year. I'm working with 3rd graders so that's pretty cool. Smart group as well and fairly well behaved if one can judge such things based solely on the first day of class. The teacher I am working with seems on the ball. She's team leader so busy as hell but she's the one people come to with questions so at least she knows (or knows how to find out) everything that's going on in the school. She's got the kids on a tight schedule which is good for me, too. Not a lot of free time. I've had some issues with a fellow interpreter past couple of years and the more I am in the class room, doing my job and not getting caught up in office gossip the better. Only bad thing about the day is the pounding headache I ended up towards the end of the day. Not sure if that was environmental or lack of caffeine during the day. I'm suspecting the latter. I can deal with drinking a diet coke before work, can't change where I'm working so keep fingers crossed.
30 June 2009 @ 07:18 pm
I went the Silent Weekend in Orlando this past weekend. It was fascinating! I wish I could have gone with a friend who knows ASL cause the only down fall is that I am not a people person so found myself alone in a crowd of 600 people. Six HUNDRED people! Varying skills from novice (affectionately known as "the babies"), beginner, intermediate to advanced. It was too awesome. We're at this really nice hotel near the airport and from Thursday night at 9 til Saturday evening at 5, there was no talking. The hotel was so quiet! I wonder what the staff must have felt like working that weekend. They were so accommodating, giving us paper to write notes when we needed things. The poor people at the coffee stand! I hope they got a bonus.

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I ended up with 1.1 CEU's and a somewhat hefty bill on my Visa but I'm glad I went. :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
18 June 2009 @ 05:57 pm
6/09 Carpet Cleaners: $325
6/09 Carpet padding: $207
6/10 Yrly Pest Control: $225
6/11 Water Pipe Repair: $304
6/18 Air Conditioning: $1871
6/18 Replace Duct System: $5749

Grand Total of money spent
in less than two weeks: $8681

I would like to cry now.
Current Mood: numbnumb
17 June 2009 @ 07:01 pm
Did I mention that the god-puppy turns into a 60 pound mass of quivering jello when it rains? Who tries to crawl into my lap? Egad! Ew, and drools.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
16 June 2009 @ 09:12 pm
I'm pretty sure this is what Agador thinks of Astro. Our god-puppy is visiting once again as his parents are having a mini-vacation at Disney for the next three days. Astro came bounding into the house around noon. (Note the "noon" and not "sometime in the morning" as my friends assured yesterday, cause apparently there's nothing more I want to do than wait around for them like they're the damn cable company). The girls promptly split. One to Beth's room for safe haven, one to mine. Poor Pirate. I thought she followed her sister but alas she was trapped up in my closet in fear for her life til Beth got home and rescued her. The boy child however is just too social a creature to hide and sees this as a way to assert his Alpha-ness over all the animals of Banyan House. ( Who da cat? I'M da cat! Who da cat? I'M da cat!) So Agador comes back out into the living room, looking down at the dog from on high (the book shelf) and just has this wide-eyed expression on his face like "that's the ugliest cat I've even seen". I like the god-puppy, he's pretty low maintenance, but I miss the girl kitties as they hide til he leaves. So yay for Agador!
23 May 2009 @ 09:36 am
So Beth decides to go visit her mom for a couple days. So I do my traditional "do things I don't normally do when the roomie is around" thing. I buy fish for dinner (Salmon! Yum!) and I watch horror flicks on tv. .......am I stupid or what? Granted Beth doesn't like horror or suspense but really, is it the best idea to wait until I'm alone in a dark house to watch spooky movies? No, I shall tell you, it is not. I watch "Shutter" last night which at least wasn't icky gorey but was a pretty good ghost story. The last image in that show haunted me all night. At least I didn't watch "The Ring" again. That one had me turning on every light in the house and diving for the computer to reach out to online friends. Sheesh!
Current Mood: amusedamused
11 April 2009 @ 07:53 pm
(And yes that does count as one swear word.)

Today I went to the first workshop where I earned the first of my Continuing Education Units, more affectionately known as CEU's. Wooteth! AND I got to learn some cool cuss words in Sign Language! Yes, yes, yes, we all know the middle finger but did you know it was a directional verb and doesn't always mean "fuck you/that"? I disenfranchise that! I love my profession. What the hell else can you do that has workshops on profanity? FUCKIN' A!!1! :)
Current Mood: amusedamused