So…that didn’t last.

Let me just be blunt.  Most of March and April sucked.  The starter went out on Buttercup – again – and I spent two week stressing out about it.  The first week was spent with our mechanic on vacation; the second waiting for the part to get ordered.  Then I spent two weeks unable to sleep in one of the worst insomnia cycles I’ve had in nearly a year. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, SCL!!

It’s so hard to believe, but as of today, I’ve been blogging for four years!  Okay, well, my blog is four years old.  I really took about a year off from blogging all together.  But still.  I’ve been trying to figure out what I would do for my birthday post, especially since it’s also Monday and I had a Musical Monday post.  Finally I figured I’d take a look back at the last four years – where I was then and where I am now.  Yes, kind of like I did at New Years.  Shuddup. ;-P Continue reading

Comedy of Errors

So, today’s ride started off as a comedy of errors – and by comedy I mean black comedy, the kind that isn’t so much funny as painful.  We went out and it looked like the rain had blown over.  As you can see from the pics I posted before we left, it was still overcast, but we were seeing patches of blue sky.  So we headed down 10 to get to 22 so I could get some shots of the overlooks we discovered the other day.  Well, we didn’t even get very far out of town before I looked down and Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Becca!

Today is my best friend’s birthday!  We’re gonna celebrate today – lunch (she’s requesting banana sammiches, so probably that) and brownies! – and then we’re taking her out to dinner next week when Joshwa’s off.  And if you’re wondering, it’s her fault I missed yesterday.  I hope you can forgive me for once again missing Spiritual Saturday, since it was for a good cause.  ^__^ Continue reading

Happy Belated Birthday to Me

Yep, that’s right, folks, yesterday was my 26th birthday!  Apparently I’m at the age where I’m supposed to deny and fight against getting older – and definitely not supposed to admit my age – but I figure when you grow up hearing about how your parents should have died before you were born because they did stupid stuff as kids, it makes you more appreciative of every year.  For me, it’s like winning, lol. Continue reading

Happy birthday, baby…

Today, my precious nephew turned 11.  😦  And worse, I haven’t seen him since February.  I miss him like crazy!  He’s such a goofy, awesome kid.  I wish so much for him – so much more than what his parents will insist for and from him – but there is nothing about who he is I would change.  I know that to talk to him I have to be the bigger person and call my sister, but I don’t want to.  She lied to our Daddy, which means she has probably lied to our Granny, too.  And that pisses me off.  I bent over backwards to make us living with them easier, did everything she asked, and this is her response?! Continue reading


So, we didn’t get to go to my mother-in-law’s wedding.  WE couldn’t get our rental car (who’s ever heard of a $200 deposit for a freaking $45 rental?!) and before we could drive to Huntsville – because we drove circles around freaking downtown Birmingham….but we won’t talk about that – our truck overheated.  😦  Thankfully we were on our way to Alabaster (rather than halfway there) when it happened.  But that means we’re missing the wedding.  Granted, we had discussed not going because of the family drama that’s been going on. Continue reading