Another Time Around

Well I went back to the Dr. yesterday. Ya know, my friend, the Lady Dr. (who is really a man)....

I first had an ultrasound. Which was actually pretty cool. All my experiences with ultrasounds (which is only one other time, and it was in the ER, and she was kind of a wench) they are not able or supposed to tell you what you are looking at. They just probe around in there and silently take photo's. Which is creepy if you ask me.

Well I am proof, that not all ultrasound people are wench's. The guy who did mine was great. Nice, informative, and kind of funny. Funny is a good thing, when you don't feel good, and there is a probe in your whoha...Yes, TMI sorry, I have been really good at that lately. Well don't think that this post is going to get any better.

I was able to see my insides. Pretty cool if you ask me. I didn't really know what I was looking at, but he was great at explaining things to me. You could see my endo on my left ovary. Yes, actually see it. See, the thing is, you are not really supposed to see it (endo) on an ultrasound. Also your ovaries are supposed to be shaped like an almond, or as I said, a Lima bean....Well my left one is shaped somewhat like a mitten. A mitten that is used in the Wintertime. Which happen's to be my least favorite month.

The right side, was a more normal shape. But I do have scar tissue there too. Gezzzz, I am messed up inside. So after the ultrasound, and a small mental breakdown on my part.

I will be having another surgery. With someone that I trust. Someone that know's what he is doing. We will be hopefully figuring out what is going on with me, why I hurt *well I know "why" Now, but hopefully getting rid of some of the pain. This surgery is happening next Saturday. Saturday, you say, of next week? Yep. The day before my bday, 2 days after my mommy comes to visit. At least I know that the surgery is not too horrible. I am determined to be strong, and recover quickly. I have a lot going on in the next month, and I am going to do it all pain free.

Gosh, I am determined this morning. Hopefully that carries about through the rest of my day.


Going to the Lady Dr.

I have been to the Lady Dr. (well he is really a man) enough in the past few months, to make up for years and years. I know that most women hate the lady dr. and I am not saying that I enjoy it persay. But I am getting used to having a random person touch my lady parts.

Can you get used to something like that? Anywho, TMI for a Wednesday, just letting ya know that I am going BACK to the lady dr. today to hopefully try to figure something out. PS. If I seem a little loopy lately it is because I have been taking some extreme painkillers lately. Like head loopyness inducing painkillers. But want to know the weird part. I still am having pain, like weird little stabs of crampy pain in my front abdomen, and my back. Not so great. Looking forward to getting that figured out soon. And for the head loopyness to go away.

I realized that my blogging is boring me lately. Nothing exciting has been happening in my life. Nothing funny, just plain nothing. Well unless you count going to the lady dr.

I am so excited that we are having visitors here in the midwest this summer. People want to come visit us. How cool is that :)

My mom comes next week, like a week from tomorrow. Dru's brother might be coming in June. And then my brother and Kyla (my brothers gf, and an all around great person) are coming in August.

I am so excited to be able to show people the little town that we live in. I am excited to have visitors. And we can go to the lake, or go to happy hour, or just sit and grill in the backyard and drink cold beverages while catching up.

Spring is beautiful here. Pretty flowers and pretty trees, and my husband finally mowed our yard yesterday. Which took at least an hour. Lots and lots of grass.

Sorry for the boring blog. Back to my call and some work before the lady dr.


Living Alone

Up until last night, I was a bachelorette for 5 days. I experienced living alone without Dru for a while. It was a strange experience.

I realized that I have always lived with someone else. I have been sharing since I can remember. Now don't get me wrong, I love my husband, and living with him is great. But sometimes it is nice to not have to worry about anyone else. I could eat what I wanted, when I wanted. I could go to bed and watch tv without bothering someone else. I could come and go without answering questions.

I could work from bed, when I was not feeling well. I have not been feeling well since last week. The pain has returned with a plan of its own. Has caused me to be at its mercy. I don't like it one bit. But I did like working from my bed. And now there is a body in my bed, and I am in the living room.

It is almost May. We have been living here for almost 1 year now. It seem's so strange to me. I have been working in the "real" world for a year now. I love my job. I can't even imagine doing something else for a living. I love the different things that I get to do. I love the flexability, I love working on different projects for different clients on a regular basis. I would go insane doing the same thing everyday.

So today I am grateful. Grateful that my hubby is home (even though I was getting good at being a bachelorette), Grateful for a great job, Grateful for owning a home, and Grateful that the sun is shining and I don't have to think about snow for at least 6 months.

And last but not least, my mommy is coming next week. YAY!!!



I went to Vegas for less than 24 hours, and I am home. I didn't win any great money. I went to a conference. I traveled. I flew first class, with a coach ticket. I went, I saw a great friend I had sushi and now I am back in the Midwest.

I can say that the highlight of my trip was seeing my friend Kristen. I did not realize that not seeing a best friend for a lot of months had made me that warped, until I had saw a friend. Friends like her, are one's that you meet in college, yet wish that you had known since you were born. Things are the same. Things have not changed since you were last together. That is friendship, and I am so happy I have a friend like her.

Yet, she is thin. I am jealous that she is thin (and looks great). I am pretty sure that I am A LOT larger than her. I should have brought all my cute jeans that don't fit me anymore, and they probably would have been big on her. She looks great. Jealousy is the best flattery. Kristen you look great, and will be happy no matter what/where you are. Or what you are doing. You are an awesome person, and I am happy to call you my friend. You are always welcome to share a hotel room with me, or play stupid *texas tina* slot machines, eat sushi, come to the midwest, or just be a friend. Because I adore you. I am happy to call you "friend down the hall" for life.

Now to the title of my post. Nuskin...

Have you ever used it? have you put it on your wounds, and let it heal? Well I have. It reminds me of my grandpa. It burns, yet feels so good and heals. It fixes the millions of blister's that you get when you buy new shoes for a conference in Vegas. It makes your tired feet, that are broken, fixed. It will always remind me of my grandpa, yet I am glad of that.

Now you may wonder why it reminds me of grandpa. Isn't that strange? Yes, it is. but there is a story. A story of a little girl. Who's grandpa loved her lots and lots. (it is a "loved" because he is no longer with us, but a story for a different day). Grandpa was a tough love type of guy. A be strong, not a crier. I love yet resent him for that. It made me stronger for sure.

That is the NewSkin story. This stuff (NewSkin) stings like a bitch. Hurts when you put it on raw skin. Smells like shit. But he swore by it. Fixed ya right up. Bandaids were for babies. NewSkin, was a bandaid, that instantly worked. So I put it on my sore, blistered feet today. Made me miss him, lots. Hoping it heals my feet. Made me think back, miss him yet made me think of other things in my life that I wish I had NewSkin for.

I hurt. I hurt really bad again. I feel broken. Like my insides are fighting with my body. I was so in pain today I could hardly walk. I am still in pain, as I go to bed. I want NewSkin for my endometriosis. I want a fix to all this shit that sucks. I want to feel better. I want to be pain free. I want to be worry free. I want to not hurt.

It is not that easy. I don't want an easy fix per-say. I want a fix, does not have to be easy. I am strong. I can handle the sting when you "apply" but I want it gone. I want to know that whatever my next step is, that it will work. So that is what I go to bed thinking. I hope to wake up and feel better. I need to sleep, I need to feel better.

I know I am not the only one with endometriosis, I know that I am not the only one that hurts. But I know that is sucks, and I need some NewSkin for it.



Blogging about feelings seems like such a crock of shit. Does not everyone have feelings? Don't most people want to scream them loud, hide them away, and do anything other than express them?

I am expressing my feelings. Be forewarned. This is Erin uncensored. I don't give an F about anything right now. Just me and my feelings.

I feel like shit inside. I feel that something it wrapping itself around my lady parts on the side and twisting them to the point that I can't take it anymore. It feels like I am being stabbed over and over. And raidiates throughout the lower part of my body. This has not stopped since Sunday.

I'm pissed. This was not supposed to happen this way. It was supposed to be gone after that last surgery. and it is not. It is back with a mission in mind to kill my spirit.

I am alone. Alone in the retrospect that it is just me and the cats until monday. It feels weird. Yet somewhat relaxing. I like to have my own space sometimes. Space, can be so confining, or freeing or whatever you let it be. But I don't think that I am a woman who does well with freeness for an unlimited amount of time.

I have a lot of thoughts about Dru being home without me. I think that I might have had the wrong answer when he asked if I was to have the chance to go home.........

As it is. My BFF Kristen, is meeting me in Vegas tomorrow for the night. She is driving back to her home town. Vegas is half way, I have a work conference and it worked out good. Really good. I could not be more excited to catch up with her. It has been  since sept that we saw eachother last. Way too long.

Well I mentioned to Dru that I wanted to ride home to Dville with her. It would be fun to spend a weekend in CA. this was just speculation, not actually going to happen. I have to be back here for things Saturday anyway. But Dru got mad I wouldn't want to go home.

Home. What is that word? Home for me is here in small town minnesota. There is no family whatsoever but there is our home. The house we own, us, our family (kitties, and eachother) this is home for me for now and ever. I don't think of us anywhere else.
Family means a lot to me. And family is always invited to visit us here "at home" but for now, I don't want to go back to there.

Sorry for the rambling. I just feel like youngin's like us get influenced a lot by our parents into what we should think of as home. and I wanted to put mine out there. It is not disrespectful to anyone in anyways but this is me. Small town happy minnesota me.
Welcome to my world.

Wednesday at Nordstrom Rack....

Today I must take the hubby to the airport for his adventures home. I have a haunting feeling that this is going to involve rush hour traffic, since he likes to get to the airport good and early. Ya know, just incase...

Well this is good for me. You see, the mall of America is located VERY close to the Minneapolis airport. Close enough on a wednesday night, that I might not have to drive around for 20mins looking for a parking spot, and will be able to go to Nordstrom rack, get those shoes that I want, and not stand in line for hours and hours.

The mall of america is HUGE. so huge in fact that everyone and their mom decides to go there on weekends. Which I will not be doing again. I don't really like to stand in lines. It is that factor that I feel I have WAY more things to be doing than wasting my time in a line.

So wednesday night at the mall of america, I have a date. With some shoes, and probably some sushi. Just because I am not 100% positive that I will get my sushi tomorrow night in vegas, so I should get some tonight too....

I love sushi, have I mentioned that before? Minnesota is not the place to love sushi.


For you Mom...

Mother, Here ya Go.....My hair. You can see the blonde now. I don't have makeup on so I blurred out my face. Tricky I am don't ya think?



Recent Pictures from Our Family

Molly has gotten Bigger

Stan thinks that he is pretty cool

SPRING in the Midwest. This pretty Flower is in front of MY house....
Tulip's Growing in front of our House.

Boat, Garden and more random pictures to come soon....Maybe even an updated picture of the Human members of the family.

Breakfast Changes

Lately I have been eating CRAP. Maybe that relates to the amount of weight I have gained in the past few years, but I am resolved to fixing that problem.

For breakfast I had oatmeal and yogurt. And I must say that it was DELICIOUS. I wasn't expecting to be satisfied with it at all, but it was yummy and blueberryish, and good for me.

Good way to start the day.

A bad way to start the day??? Well yesterday I had felt pretty achy all day. Like my back hurt and I was thinking that maybe it just was from the working out on the Wii? Well Last night, I was in a LOT of pain, pain that I had before my lap. Pain that I was expecting to not feel again.

I guess I didn't really think about endo being a "forever" presence in my life. I didn't want to think about it that way. I wanted to have the surgery and be done. I wanted to never think about it again.

Well now I have my doubts. I have doubts about the surgery that my dr preformed. I don't know if I trust her right now. I have pretty bad pain right now. In my pelvis, Abdomen, back and it is not fun. I don't really know what to do. But I am just going to go with the flow, and try to get all my hospital results sent to my new Dr. and see if he has any ideas.

And to top off the pain, I have been sneezing NON STOP this morning. It is driving me insane. I don't like being stuffy, and sniffly and I sure as heck HATE sneezing.

If only yesterday really was today then today would be Tuesday.


New additions to the home

So I blogged recently about our new boat. Which I am becoming more and more okay with. If it makes him happy then why not just go with it?

I went on the boat yesterday. It was not the warmest of days, and I most certainly did not get a tan, because I was covered up. But when the sun is warmer, you bet that I will be sitting in the middle of that boat, in my comfy chair, tanning my body while the hubby fishes.

Fishing is boring. And I got hungry about an hour into the activity. I was reading a book. But not one that I love, so i could not keep the hunger away. Hunger is just one of those things, if something good is happening, you can usually wait a little while.

Well fishing is just that boring that my hunger would not go away.

Speaking of hunger, I made Chinese Chicken Salad for dinner. The homemade kid. Delicious and EASY

1 tablespoon of Soy Sauce, Sugar, Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
Some sesame seeds
Mix, Chill and Serve

Whatever you like in it. We did a head of Lettuce and Chicken

Yummy and delicious on a spring day.

And we GOT A WII....I know that you people are like, damn. These people spend a lot of money lately.

But the boat was well deserved by my husband, he also sold some other "toy's" to get that boat.

The WII is a bday present to both of us, from both of us. His is next week, mine in a few.

The WII is so much fun. I am proud to say that I am NOT OBEASE. But just "overweight" according to the WII fit :)

And I am younger than Dru, Both in WII age, and well real life too :)

Just reminded me, off to do my WII workout for the morning. Why am I up so early on A Sunday?
Truth: I thought it was Monday..............ooppppssss


Exciting Things Happening

This weekend is going to be GREAT, Awesome and all kinds of cool. I promise. I am that excited about the weekend.

Dru has tomorrow off. That does not necessarily mean that we will be hanging out ALL day, but it is a good thing.

The thing is, Dru has a new love in his life. Something that is way cooler than his wife for the time being.

There is a BOAT in our backyard. Dru bought a boat. He has been talking about a boat for a VERY long time and now we are the new proud owners of a boat.

This boat is not necessarily my kind of boat. And that only means that there is not a platform for my pretty green lounge chair. I have not yet figured out the plan of action that invoves me getting a tan, and not getting splashed, or smelling like fish. But I will figure out the details soon. Or just be dropped off on the island and tan and then get picked back up when I am golden brown, out of cold beverages, and hungry.

Another exciting thing that is happening this weekend, is that we are going to have a garden. We have a plot of dirt, that has been tilled up, and is ready for my planting skills. Or lackthereof. I have never planted a garden in my lifetime. But I am so excited to try.

I am hoping for yummy veggies for the summer months grown by myself.

The subject of the pesky weeds that will most likely turn up in said garden, have not yet been addressed, but I know that i HATE pulling weeds. So I might have to hire a garden boy?


Dr. Update

I went to the Dr. again today. It is beginning to feel like I am always at the Dr. But if that is what is going to make this better, then so be it.

I was not at the same Dr.  We (Dru and I) Decided that we needed a second opinion before doing something drastic (like Lupron). I went to a man lady dr. I was pretty nervous, since I had usually had women lady dr's. But everything went Great!

He was so nice. Like really nice, understanding, answering all my questions. Everything that I realized that my other Dr. was NOT.

It took 45 mins before the "old" dr. would even fax over ANY records. Even after I had filled out all the correct paperwork. And she still didn't send any pictures from my surgery, that is if there were any. But I am pretty sure that I remember waking up from surgery and seeing her show me something of a picture to show me wherer the endo was. But I don't know for sure since I was all drugged up.

The "new" Dr. was so great and understanding. He was appalled that she would just give me a phamplet about Lupron, and then order it though my insurance. Especially since I only have stage 1 endo. He only does recommend Lupron at stages 3 or 4.

I am so happy that we decided on a second opinion. I was just ready to take the drug and see what happened. I am so happy that I did not. Hopefully the stress from all this is going to subside.

Hopefully I will feel better on the new bc that he prescribed, and I will be having every 3 month dr. visits to check my status.

I feel better, my head is less clouded, and it is sunny outside. I am going to go do something fun...

That is after my husband gets back from somewhere with his "man boyfriend", who he seems to spend way more time with than me. I don't even really like this boyfriend of his, so that is another story for another day.


Time Fly's By

Lately things have been sort of a blur. Waking up this morning to realize that it is Wednesday, was somewhat of a surprise to me. It seems as if Monday was just a few hours ago, and now it is the middle of the week.

I don't know if this blur is related to the slew of emotions that I have been having since my Dr. appt on Monday. But they are most likely related. I haven't decided what I want to do. I didn't really realize that I was going to need to do deciding this week.

The insurance company called yesterday and told me that the shot, Lupron, was approved and he wanted my approval to ship it from the speciality pharmacy. Hold on wait a second, I didn't even decide if I wanted it, and now he wants to ship it? I told him that I was undecided about what I wanted to do, and I would need to discuss it with my Dr.

Gosh, when people think that insurance companies screw them, go to mine, they are Great, and prompt, even when you don't want them to be. The good news from that call was that if I do decide to do the Lupron, is is only $50 a month compared to the normal $1200 a month it is regular. If I have one thing to be thankful for, it is my insurance policy. They ROCK.

Dru is turning 25 next week. And going home without me. Which is fine. I actually like to spend time by myself sometimes. I am sad that I won't be there for his birthday, I will actually be in Vegas for a work conference. Vegas for less than 24 hours. Fun fun.....Maybe I will gamble a little, and I know for sure that I am eating Sushi for dinner when I am there.

Sushi and Mexican food are just 2 things that the Midwest does not do great. The fish is not as fresh as when you live on the california coast. Just not the same. And Mexican food, don't even get me started. It is like these people have NO CLUE what they are doing. I have to "create" my own burrito whenever I go out to dinner at our local place. they don't have the "veggie burrito, no tomatoes, extra green sauce" option that I am so used to ordering at El Taco Loco back home.

I need to plan activities for when my mom is here. She will be here for a week. I already know that we will be doing some projects. Because my mom is great at projects. Recovering the chair in the living room, and building a headboard for my bed are 2 of the for sure things that I want to get done.

Hopefully it will be sunny. The weather here has been crazy. Thunderstorms are something that I don't think I will ever become used to, but they are crazy to watch. We are getting more this afternoon I think.

Enough of my rambling, if I ramble anymore, It will be friday and I won't even know it.


I don't know what to do

Well, I had my follow up appointment today with my Dr. after my surgery for endometriosis.

It was not what I was expecting at all. I don't know if I had expectations, but these were not it, if I did. I am scared, frustrated and just plain pissed.

I feel like my body has failed me. I didn't do anything bad to it (my body) to deserve this. Okay well maybe I was not so nice to it from all the drinking in college (or maybe high school too, mom you didn't read that, but I don't think that I deserve this.

My Dr. wants me to get a shot called Lupron. It sounds HORRIBLE. Like really really horrible. Menopause side effects, expensive, and other crappy things too (but those 2 sound crappy enough to me). I don't want to go through that at 24 years old. I don't need that right now. I want to be normal. I want to feel normal. I don't want to have to wait until I am in so much pain again I can't handle it. I don't want to think that we decide we want kids in 4 years and then not be able to. I don't know what I want

But I know what I don't want. I DON'T want to feel this way.

To top things off, my body is rejecting the stitches from my surgery, so I have to take antibiotics to make that better.

I know that this is a lot of ranting, but this just plain sucks. I don't really have better terms for anything other than that. I don't have a decision, Dru and I need to talk and decide and I need to cry, and maybe drink a glass (or bottle) of wine.

I need to not be working right now.

I sure as hell don't know what I want, but I am pretty damn positive that this isn't it!


Am I a bad Mother?

I got an email this morning that makes me think that I am a bad mother. Actually proves to me that I am a bad mother.

Now I know that most of you are thinking that I don't have kids. But I do have kids. 2 kids in fact. Molly Louise, and Captain Stan

The vet sent me an email, reminding me that I was a bad mother. Because.


How could I forget my child's first birthday? What a horrible thing. I am going to bake her a kitty cake. And let her sleep in the drawer of the dresser (it is Dru's sock drawer :) her new favorite place, and it does not bother me, because well, it is not my socks and underwares that have kitty hair on them.

Molly. Why didn't you tell mommy that it was your birthday?



My husband is out fishing. Sometimes I swear that the man has no patience whatsoever, but how he can sit and wait for a damn fish to just bite his little hook amazes me.

He would fish everyday if he could. I swear. What can be that exciting about going fishing? Boring and cold if you ask me. Definitely not my cup of tea.

Do you have a huge pet peeve, or someone that bothers you or drives you crazy on a constant basis, and they don’t get it?

Does it bother you even more that they just don’t get it?

So as most of you know I have been taking Ambien to sleep. This drug is a miracle worker. I sleep so great with it, and without it, well no bueno.

There is only ONE problem. Well two if you count the fact that it does not stop my husband from snoring, but that is a different problem for a different day.

I take it, and then usually get hungry. Now, not like middle of the night get up and snack and don’t know what I am doing hungry. But like hungry after I take it and lay in bed. So then I must prepare myself a snack.

Because who wants to go to bed hungry? Not me. Well my snack last night consisted of popcorn, and Easter Candy. I cannot continue snacking like this, if I want to lose weight. Nope, not at all. Not good.

After my appointment on Monday, I am MAKING myself lose weight. I will go to the gym, and eat healthier. It is almost bathing suit season.

Does it bother you that I blog like I think? Or talk, or whatever?


How do you spend your day of Birth?

Every year for the past 2 years I have spent my birthday with my Mom.

She did not join me for my 21st, because well, who wants mom to see you throw up all over because you "induldged" in a few too many drinks? Because it WAS your 21st birthday, and you had Never (Cough, cough) indulded in an adult beverage before.....

But I am proud to say that my mommy will be joing me for my 24th birthday this year!! She is coming all the way across the great states to hang out with me.

Did I mention that my birthday happens to ALWAYS fall sometime within a week of Mothers Day?

This year it IS on Mothers Day. So it seems only appropiate that the Mother that birthed me should go to brunch and drink mimosa's and lots o wine for a week to celebrate birthdays and mothers day.

RIGHT??? I do think so.

So, Mom...Super excited that you are coming to visit the great State of Minnesota in May. Hopefully it will be WARM. Maybe we can even get a tan?

Bithday Countdown Begins!


A Giveaway that I MUST WIN

SO you know how I talked about giveaways? Well I found one that I WANT to MUST win.

These are SO cute. I love them. I think that they would look fantastic in my house.


Mom, they also remind me a lot of you-but don't enter because I want to win (ok just kidding, a little)

the To ENTER the Red Letter Word GIVEAWAY you must:

1. Become a Strawberry Cake Follower! http://luvstrawberrycake.blogspot.com/

And follow the directions on her site.

SO CUTE. Yay....

And she also did a REALLY cool cookbook challenge that I LOVE, because I love PW too.
Read her blog.

weight loss challenge-or am I just challenged?

I have been thinking a lot about how I need to lose weight. Probably about 40lbs to be happy happy happy. And I know that a number is not the deciding factor, but there I have put it out there I want to lose 40 lbs.

I want these monster boobs to shrink, so they look relatively "normal" in a bathing suit. People wish for boobs, I am gladly willing to donate the extra that I have. No questions asked I am sure that they are going to a good home.

Since I have not had my post op from my surgery, I am not sure if I can exercise like I would want to. I have a personal trainer at my demand. But I don't yet know if I can use her. shit, that sucks.

I need to stop eating like a college student. I need to stop eating like a man. I need to get control about what I put in my body.

Why is saying what I need to do, so much easier than actually doing all of these things?



Giveaways and cool stuff

A lot of bloggers have giveaways on their blogs. How do I get people to want to give me shit to give away?

I am not afraid to try most things, I had to say most so it would not bite me in the ass one day, when someone wanted me to try something that there was no way no how that it was going to happen.

Want to hear something ironic and slightly funny, to me at least?

Easter Sunday. I live in Minnesota, I laid in the hammock in the back yard and enjoyed the sunshine with my husband. After a lovely meal with my great friend/neighbor Lorayne and her family.

My parents and family, who live in California, by the ocean. GOT SNOW.....

HAHAHAHAHAHA...That was a little mean of me, but i still find it amusing.

I can't believe that it is Monday tomorrow. SO not ready. Since my weekend didn't even consist of anything productive.

Well except that we washed the sheets today. Because we (usually I) wash the sheets EVERY Sunday. I have a sort of "thing" about washing sheets. And STRONGLY believe that sheets MUST be washed once a week.

Pick your day, but just wash them every week on that day.

It is like my own little public service announcement. -WASH YOUR SHEETS-ONCE A WEEK-Brought to you by Erin, helping people become less stinky and get less icky sheet related rashes (okay just to clarify, I don't even know if those exist, but I am sure they do if you don't wash your damn sheets)


Mom's Like Me?

So if you watch KARE 11. You most likely know what "mom's like me" is. Or well, I think that they have them other places too. 

A woman actually let them follow her through her childbirth journey here in Minnesota. 

Anyways, that is not the point. I think that it is great, there is a site for "mom's that are like each other"....

But, Where is the "23 and married, and I like to Drink wine, and I don't sleep around and I am not annoying, and I don't take your stuff, or knock on your door when I am not invited, and can share clothes, and like to sunbathe, and read books, and won't fight about politics with you, and did I mention drink wine"....Group like me?

Just saying, 
Meeting people when you are not in college is harder. You don't go to a party or have sorority sisters to introduce you to people. you don't go eat fro yo a lot in the evenings, Shit we don't even leave our house in the evenings a lot. Not a lot to do in our little town. 

We are not bar flies *but go occasionally*....we don't go to church. But we do enjoy bonfires, playing games, camping....Gosh I feel like we are pimping ourselves out here. Sorry. 

I love my group that I am in, don't get me wrong, but I think that it would be fun for Dru and I to meet some couples our age to mingle with Or maybe just couples without kids. Because the neighbor kids DRIVE ME NUTS. 

I have my own furry kids at home, and they are enough work for now. And did I mention that Molly has been taking a shit EVERY TIME I decide to take a shower? I think that she is mad at me for some reason, but it is NOT COOL to be stinked out while enjoying a refreshing shower. 

Maybe I will just stop showering, I am sure I will find a lot of friends that way?


Driving Skills, Or lack thereof

So those of you that know me, or have rode in a car with me. I would not say that I am the BEST driver ever, but I am not horrible.

I passed my CA drivers test the first time on my 16th birthday. Only had 1 ticket right after I turned 16, and that was because of the a-hole cop that lives in an unnamed town by mine. (Dad I think you know who I am talking about :)

I moved to Sweden and was not able to drive when I was there. This was fine with me. Public Transportation and I became great friends. The bus came and picked me up and I went on my way-rain, snow, sleet, sun...you get the picture.

I did drive once in Sweden, but that was due to a mishap with a roundabout by my grandfather, which is an entirely different story for a different day. But I learned to drive a stick VERY quickly and broke many many laws that day.

Well I got a new car before we moved to MN. We had to say goodbye to the "tractor" as my college roommates would call it. The tractor had lived a great life, and had lots of memories. But the tractor had a lot of miles (250,000+) and was going downhill...

I had graduated from college it was time to move on. We did not know that we would be moving to MN when this car was purchased, so we got a 4dr Toyota...Cute car, great condition, blah blah blah.

Well we moved to MN where there is SNOW in the winter. I don't think that I have ever driven in the snow before. And well I am not very good at it. As the dent in the back of my car speaks for itself, and the TICKET I got from the asshole cop back in December.

Yes I got a ticket in December. For "failure to yield" or some shit like that. Not cool. The roads were slippery; the other guy was going really really fast. He hit me, NOT MY FAULT.

I even had on a really cute dress, cute boots and my hair was done. Come on. I'm from CA. I am CRYING, sobbing in fact; please don't give me a ticket

Well I got one. Then I put it away and never thought about it that much until I would remember usually when I was with my WAWT friends. They kept telling me that I was going to go to jail if I didn't pay it. In MN they don't mail you a bill, your ticket IS the bill. And so on.

Well did I listen? Nope. I got a letter/summons in the mail yesterday. Threatening to take away my license (or maybe they already did?) If I didn't pay the fee.

SO what is in the mail today? A check from me to the MN court for $135...boooooo that is a new pair of jeans or something cute for my house, or well the list can go on. But I am not happy.

Did I mention that it took me 2 tries to pass the MN drivers license test :)


Email from my boss............


(company/people name deleted to protect my job)

After careful and lengthy discussions, _________ and I have made a very difficult decision regarding _____. As you know the extensive travel I endure has a great impact on me and my family. We have agreed that I cannot sustain this pace much longer. This summer I will begin looking for employment in the_____ area with the intent of eliminating any job related travel. This means that we expect to close down______by fall or at the end of the year at the latest. We are both committed to seeing that each of you make a successful transition to your next job. We will be providing generous out placement service as well as severance package. It goes without saying that this was a very difficult decision. Please call me with questions.

Happy April Fool’s Day! Gotcha!