December 4, 2011

Yet another meme.

Shows watched

Yes I watch way too much television. And any of the "kids" shows are totally the fault of my daughter's watching habits. (yeah, right)

30 Rock
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
American Gothic
Arrested Development
Babylon 5
Babylon 5: Crusade
Batman: The Animated Series
Battlestar Galactica (the old one)

Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Beavis & Butthead
Beverly Hills 90210
Blake’s 7
Bosom Buddies
Boston Legal
Boy Meets World
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burn Notice
Chappelle's Show
Charlie's Angels
Clarissa Explains it All
Commander in Chief
Covert Affairs
Cowboy Bebop
Crossing Jordan
CSI: Miami

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dark Angel
Dark Skies
DaVinci's Inquest
Dawson's Creek
Dead Like Me
Deadliest Catch
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives
Dharma & Greg
Different Strokes
Doctor Who
Due South
Everybody Loves Raymond
Facts of Life
Family Guy
Father Ted
Fawlty Towers
Get Smart
Ghost Whisperer
Gilligan's Island
Gilmore Girls
Grey's Anatomy
Grange Hill
Growing Pains
Happy Days
Hercules: the Legendary Journeys

Highlander: The Raven
Hogan's Heroes
Homicide: Life on the Street

I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
Invader Zim
Hell's Kitchen
Kim Possible
Kung Fu
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

La Femme Nikita
LA Law
Laverne and Shirley
Law and Order
Law and Order: SVU
Lie to Me
Little House on the Prairie
Lizzie McGuire
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost in Space
Malcolm in the Middle
Married... With Children
Melrose Place
Miami Vice
Mission: Impossible
Mork & Mindy
Murphy Brown
My Life As A Dog
My Three Sons
My Two Dads
Ned Bigby's Declassified School Survival Guide
One Tree Hill
Perry Mason
Phineas and Ferb
Power Rangers
Pretty Little Liars
Prison Break
Project Runway
Quantum Leap
Queer As Folk (US)
Queer as Folk (UK)
Red Dwarf
Remington Steele
Rescue Me
Rocko's Modern Life

Saved by the Bell
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Seaquest DSV
Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
Slings and Arrows
So Weird
South Park
Spongebob Squarepants
Square Peg
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Enterprise

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Starsky & Hutch
Teen Titans
That 70's Show
That's So Raven
The 4400
The Addams Family
The Amazing Race
The Andy Griffith Show
The A-Team

The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Brady Bunch

The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
The Dead Zone
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Flintstones

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
The Jetsons

The Lost World
The Love Boat
The Magnificent Seven
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Monkees

The O.C.
The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
The Powerpuff Girls
The Pretender
The Real World
The Shield
The Simpsons
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Sopranos
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The Twilight Zone
The Waltons
The West Wing
The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Third Watch
Three's Company
Twin Peaks
Twitch City
V (2009)
Veronica Mars
White Collar
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
Will and Grace
Xena: Warrior Princess
Young Justice

March 8, 2010

long time no see...

It's been over a year since my last post. Some things have stayed the same in my life. Many things have changed. Some good. Some bad.

Stuff that is the same. Cherub is still unemployed. And driving me insane in the process. Moppet is a sweet wonderful little girl, who if she keeps growing the way she has in the last two years, won't be so little anymore! She's grown 8 inches in the last 2 years! Ack! I'm still working part time, but without the in-laws continued financial support we'd have lost the house months ago.

Stuff that is different. I've gained weight. A lot of weight. I know out weigh Cherub by 40 pounds, and he's no lightweight. I've stopped looking in the mirror, because I'm so ashamed of how I look. 'nuff said. Baggins (our oldest mutant Cabbit), ran away from home in late summer. two doors down from us is a nice couple, two ladies who foster the local cat colony, and Baggins seems to be much happier there, he's lost weight, his fur is glossy and he's still alive. We have a new kitten. Her name is Kelda and she's pair bonded with ME!?! She's a calico/tabby cross and she's an imp. She's driving Precious (our oldest) tortoise/tabby cross absolutely nuts!

My mom was admitted to ICU the weekend of Aug 8 because she was having difficulty breathing. Turns out she had multiple pulmonary embolisms (also known as blood clots in the lungs), and DVT (aka clots in her legs and abdomen). They put her on blood thinners right away, but no before she came very close to a heart attack. She pulled through okay, but that resulted in the cancellation of my 40th birthday party (my decision), and she is on the long road to recovery. It was a sobering realization that my mother is getting older. When she was 40, my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and she spent a lot of time taking care of him and ensuring that his final wishes were followed. My mom came very close to death (more than 80% of people with pulmonary embolisms are diagnosed on the autopsy table), and I was turning 40. The parallels were impossible to ignore.

I've been knitting a lot lately, but have had a major case of startitis. I have multiple projects on needles, waiting for me to continue, or finish, but I just can't seem to get motivated to do so. And Moppet's school is having a Spring Bazaar as their major fundraiser, and I've booked a vendor table to sell my chain maille jewelry. Anything to get some bills paid at this point in time.

I have spent a lot of time counting my blessings. I have many. A happy, healthy little girl. A (mostly) healthy husband. Both who love me very much, as I love them. We have food on our plates, clothes on our backs, and a roof over our heads. The friends that we have are loyal, trustworthy and doing their best to be supportive in our difficulties. The being said, we have no money, we're drowning in debt and there are times when I want to drop kick my husband out the door to dig ditches, so that something is coming into the house besides what little my minimum wage, part time job brings in.

I'm feeling angry and frustrated, depressed and defeated. I'm 240 pound of useless blubber, and wonder where the healthy vibrant active woman went who used to inhabit this body?

February 2, 2009

I am...."meme"ing?

This was stolen from Wendy Knits.

Use the first letter of your name to find a word for each of the following:

Your Name - Rosanne
Four letter word - read
Boy name - Reginald
Girl name - Rhianna
Occupation - Register Nurse
Color - Red
Beverage - Root beer
Something found in a bathroom - Razor
A Place - Rhode Island
Reason for being late - Resting peacefully (RIP)
Food - Rice
Something you shout - Right On (okay I'm channelling the 70's here)

Well, that was...interesting.....

DH hasn't found work yet, but he did have a job interview last week. So we'll see. I'm hoping he gets the call that he's got the job. He's going insane with not working and being Mr. Mom.

Our second car (the purple '97 Ford Escort wagon, dubbed the "Barneymobile") has officially been drivin into the ground. And, living in the small city (Woodstock Ontario), we pretty much HAVE to have 2 cars, at least for on the days that I work. Cherub has started to get some serious cabin fever while I've been at work.

I'm hoping that in the next few weeks we can pare down some of our possessions (as we seem to be choking on them lately) and declutter the house a little bit. *sigh*

January 12, 2009

I am....delurking

Well, I've been up and down and all around lately.

I've gained 40 pounds since the surgery. I'm the heaviest I have EVER been.

I'm getting very good at knitting.

My DH has lost his job. Again.

I'm looking for full time work and trying to NOT be a "mouse potato".

I spend far too much time on Ravelry, reading HP fanfic, and avoiding the world.

It's time for a change.

I don't know that I can maintain it, but I am going to try.

First things first, time to cut out as much processed sugar as possible.

Next, start walking.

And I might sign up for Flylady. It couldn't hurt.

Wish me luck. I think I'll need it.

August 26, 2008

I am....Random

Life has been interesting this summer. Cherub lost his job the day of my surgery. He's slipped deeper into depression because of it.

I've been working full-time hours at work for the last three weeks. Ugh.

Moppets's fretting about going to school and I have yet to receive a letter telling me when her bus will be arriving. My parents took her "back-to-school" shopping today. I asked them to just get her a backpack (big enough for her lunch box and change of clothes) and 2 pairs of shoes. Guess what she came home with? 3 pairs of shoes, 2 outfits, about 30 pairs of socks, a crap load of dollar store stuff and a chocolate "princess" lollipop. *sigh* At least most of it will stay home, but at least the shoes, backpack and clothes are high quality.

I've been knitting up a storm lately. I've been working on Xmas presents, as we can't really afford to buy everybody on our list a lot. And it's keeping me sane. I joined Ravelry, and have been plundering it for advice, free patterns, contacts, etc. I've also purchased a LOT of books and patterns (either online or at work). That's given me a lot of options as to what to knit as prezzies.

I've decided to apply for a job at the local utility. It's full time (35 hrs/wk), union, benefits and the hours are reasonable (8:30-4:30). However, since DH isn't working, he'll have a schedule of cleaning, decluttering and job searching. Sounds stupid for a grown man to need such a detailed "HoneyDo" list, but he works better with structure. And when Moppet was at Day Camp and I was at work all week, he managed to get his list completed everyday. And he seemed to think it made life easier.

If this post seems somewhat random, it's because my brain is flying all over the place. I've been doing major data-mining of the internet for decluttering/organizing tips. And I can envision the results of decluttering. But I have to take it one small step at a time. Otherwise it's overwhelming.

I turned into a total couch potato after the surgery (justifiably so for the first month), and managed to gain about 15 pounds. I am NOT happy. This is the heaviest I've ever been. So the house is a disaster, my self image is the lowest it's been in a long while, and I'm severely stressing about money. Not a good sitch.

June 28, 2008

I am....almost better!

It's been about 4.5 weeks since the surgery. Most of the pain is gone. I still get stabbing pain usually centered around my nipples, as the internal tissue damage heals up, and nerves that we cut slowly reconnect. I never realized just how irritating wearing a bra 24/7 is when you've had to do it for 4 weeks straight. It's required to provide the necessary support while everything heals into the proper shape. In that time, I've had 5 migraines (all weather related). Which is a darn sight better than one every day for the 5 weeks before the surgery.

I attended the Faery Fest with DH & Moppet (located in Guelph) and we had a great time. I have a leather corset purchased at a local (now defunct) RennFest. It provided amazing support and I was comfortable in it. I'd be tempted to wear it non-stop, if it wasn't so BLOODY HOT!!! *grumble b*tch complain*

Cast on (and frogged) the Goddess Anniversary Mystery Shawl about 20 times. Still haven't finished clue 1. However, I'm ALMOST done DH's socks. But I've misplaced the first one, and until I find it, the sock will hibernate. I've started socks for Moppet (knee highs out of "Not Just Socks for Kids") yesterday and I'm almost to the heel flap. Since they're being made out of superwash wool, they'll be for when the cool weather comes. Which definitely won't be happening for a couple of months.