Saturday, December 26, 2015

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As you can see from the photos above, this dreaded holiday called Christmas is finally over in my house.

The colorful zip tied gift was what I gave my daughter, among other things. But I always do one gift that she really has to work for. So, I used about 100 colorful zip ties to seal up a small card box with cash in it. Then I took that zip tied package and put it in a small gift box, taping it down so it didnt rattled or move. THEN…I placed that box into a bigger gift box and taped it down. AND THEN…I wrapped the big gift box, using wrapping paper and then sort of lamanating the entire thing with clear packing tape.

Yeah, she earned that cash. Cursing me the entire time. I LOVE IT!!!

Then you can see in the other photos the kittehs got their stockings full of toys. I just sort of tossed the toys on the floor in the middle of my office. I snapped a good pic of Jeffrey Jones, however BaxterMarie was having none of it. She just wanted to play with all the new shiny toys.

We ate, I drank. I’m still drinking now.

I wrote some, RP mostly.

I have some lovely friends who sent me holiday greetings, and my evil twin and I met for lunch earlier in the week…she gave me a Walking Dead key tag that has Daryl Dixons cross-bow hanging from it. ~SQUEEE~ Its perfect.

My daughter got me an Amazon gift card. I always ask for money or Amazon gift cards. I usually prefer picking out my own things.

I refered to this holiday as dreadful. I dont like this time of year. I get very, very depressed. And I feel nothing goes my way, and, in the true nature of that, NOTHING has gone my way this season. It only adds to the natural depression.

I sent my best friend an Amazon gift card. I imagine she’ll buy books. She’s a reader.

I slept off and on today. Between drinking. And I didnt get any sleep last night, so the alcohol induced sleepiness was helpful.

I’m at a stalling point in my novel. So, instead of putting added stresses on myself, and anxiety, I am stepping away from it until January. Then my editor is going to hate me. >_>

I want to get back into my old routine of setting up at the coffee shop and writing the day away. I was always most productive that way. Here at home I have way too many distractions.

So, hope you all had good holidays if you celebrate.

And thank you Patricia for giving me a kick in the pants. :P

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ups and Downs...

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I'm going through a weird moment.
Last night, me and some of my regions participants got together at a Mexican restaurant for a 'TGIO' party. We had a great time. I consumed many margaritas. Yes, I got well over buzzed. Not drunk, but wow, I felt nice. And I hadnt been out like that in ages. The daughter even came along to be my designated driver. It was great. I think I have myself some new local friends that I can actually meet with face to face for stuff.

While I was in good spirits when I got home, I decided to give BaxterMarie a bath. She hasnt had one since I got her. She smelled like a turd.
She was a really good girl. She struggled, of course, but not badly, I didnt get a single scratch, and she didnt utter one single meow in protest. Jeffrey was more concerned than anything. He has come to think of BaxterMarie as his. His cat. His toy.
He is not a vocal cat by any means. The only time he ever meows is when he see's the gushy food can...lol. So it was totally surprising that as I gave BaxterMarie her bath (which I did in the kitchen sink) Jeffrey kept walking back and forth at my feet meowing. He finally had enough of it and jumped up on the counter to watch BaxterMarie get the rest of her bath.

She was not a happy kitteh with me when it was all done and I had her mostly dry. She went off to re-bathe herself and pout. She wouldnt even sleep with me last night...lol.

Now, on to the things that are bringing me down. It is all pretty much in the gaming world.
I have one character who has a huge crush on another. I thought the two of them were going to get together evenually. I mean, the player of the other character gave me that impression - so my character has been very flirty, in her own bashful way. She gets nothing in return. Blah.

And then, within the 'crew', and working with that same player on the out of character level, we have been trying to get our new recruits more active and whatnot. I'm tossing out ideas and stuff. Hell, I have been doing that with the creators of the game to get more people active in writing since they advertise this game as a writing based game. All Role Play.

I keep getting let down by people. I feel unappreciated for my efforts.

So, I decided I am just going to withdraw. No more tossing out ideas. I am feeling like when I contact this player, I am being a bother now, so I will nip that in the bud. If he wants to talk to me, or my characters (I have two in the same crew) he can contact me.

Its a pissy attitude to have, but I have been playing these sorts of text based RP games for ages now, and in every one of them, I try to get more people involved, try to inspire, try new things. And every time, people just let me down. Hell, sometimes my work or ideas have been given to others. That stings quite a bit.

So, there it all is. Blah, huh?

I suppose my attitude is getting a little more somber with the coming holidays as well. I am not a cheery festive person by nature, and the holidays always seem to bum me out. I just want them to be over.

hopefully my next post will be a happier one.

~Love and squishes to you all~

Monday, November 30, 2015

Another NaNo Down

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Another year of NaNoWriMo is down. I went well above my 50,000 goal for an nice 64,100 words.

Now, the hard part starts. The rewriting and editing. Blah.

I have to admit, I do not have the same enthusiasm for Book Two, tentatively titled The Path of Redemption, as I did for the first book.

I need cheerleaders, people. Patricia doesnt count. >_> She is biased. <3 you, girl!

I have a new laptop thanks to my mother, since old one is really old and stupid. I couldnt even get chrome to open half the time. Dont get me wrong, it was a great laptop, back when it was new, years and years ago. I wont get rid of it. It will make a handy spare, and well, right now, until my daughter gets a new processor for her PC, she is using my old laptop for her school work and watching Netflix and stuff. She just plugs the HDMI into her TV and uses her wireless mouse and keyboard. So, old laptop isnt going to waste.

These two cats are an unending source of comedy. Right at this moment, I am in the middle of a Matrix/Inception style of fight between them.

I had plan to travel, but they got cancelled, and I’m not going to New Orleans this Christmas, so I set up a cheesy little Christmas tree so the daughter is entertained. She is going to hate me when she gets her ‘gag gift’. Well, the gift inside is real, its just GETTING TO the gift that is the gag. Yes, I’m evil and demented and have all year to think of weird ways to make other peoples little moments in time pure hell.

Well, I’ve got a plate of hot wings and pub chips calling my name.

~love and squishes my darlings~

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LAND SHARK!!!

So, I spoil my cats. Yes, I know, crazy cat lady thing. And even though technically Jeffrey is my daughters cats, he spends more time with me and I look at him as mine as well.

So, I indulged the new baby, BaxterMarie, and my grandbabykitty Jeffrey with new presents for each.

Behold…LAND SHARKS!!!



Now, at first, Jeffrey was content to just chill and sleep in his. BaxterMarie had other ideas, however. She kept pouncing on his and smooshing the side in. She was more interested in the fins and stuff.

But now, as you can see, she is sleeping snuggly warm in hers.

The two cats are getting closer day by day. It was a big break through when Jeffrey finally let BaxterMarie cuddle with him for a nap.

Today, for the first time, he groomed her. Oh, she didnt like it one bit, because Jeffrey seems to have a fascination with her little feets. He put her in a strangle hold and was like ‘look here, you lil snot, you must smell like me…I shall bathe you and you will like it!’. It was funny to watch.

They are currently over at my laptop desk in the chair fighting. I hear BaxterMarie give a little squeak every once in awhile and have to tell Jeffrey to be gentle. He backs off and minds me well. He’s a good boy.

And BaxterMarie is just a little darling. More often than not she is right here on my desk cuddled against me. And when not cuddling, she is playing with her multitude of toys. I had given the cats most of ChesterAnn’s (Fat Cat) toys. They each have their favorites.

On another note, its Thanksgiving here in the US and I dont care. I mean, not to be ugly or anything, but I’m just not a big holiday sort. I try to do something nice for Christmas only for the sake of my daughter,and this year, I am not bothering with the tree or anything. I got her a few gifts already, and that will be that.

Other news…I have a horrific cold. I know it was brought about by the weather. It was nice here, 80’s, then it dropped down into the 40’s, then it rained and got humid again, and now the temps are back up. The moisture in the air has probably been playing havoc with my lungs, and you all know I have COPD. Blah. So, I am extremely tired and trying to stay on top of things with cold meds and whatnot, while also not laying down much to keep the fluid from settling and building in my lungs. SO…TIRED.

NaNoWriMo is winding down. I have REALLY enjoyed being a Municipal Liaison. I will do it next year, and years to come, hopefully. My word counts have been good and steady and I’m still not finished with everything I want to write. I will admit I have been working my book like a movie is filmed…out of sequence. When I have a great idea for a particilar chapter, I work on it and perfect it, getting it down while its fresh in my head, then doing a completely different thing when it strikes me.

In the gaming world, things are as depressing as ever. No one to write with. And I tried to use one of my old characters to do a little train of thought type of thing on the situation of the ‘city’ and its inhabitants from her perspective. I was trolled majorly bad, or, well, my character was…it still doesnt make you feel worth a damn.

I got my new laptop in, thanks to my mommy. I unboxed it, but have yet to set it up and turn it on to get things how I want them. I am just too tired and have no drive.

I know the girls at the coffee shop will be glad to see me on a more regular basis once again. They are always asking why I dont come in to write anymore.

My old laptop isnt completely dead, its still good for some things. It lasted me a good while, and I put it through some abuse. Its just obsolete now. And even with a new battery, it wont hold a charge. It always has to be plugged in and that is a major inconvenience. Especially for using MSWord. It seems to drain my battery life incredibly fast.

But, that will be a thing of the past now, with the shiny new laptop. And I will take extra special care of it.

My next major purchase will be a new computer. Just the tower. I have a great monitor set-up, great keyboard and mouse, great webcam. And I can strip the blu-ray player from this tower to put in a new one. I am really good about making use of things.

I think, however, that this desktop is going to last me a good while longer. Everything on it works great. I just replaced the video card and put in a new hard drive, and added the max RAM, so its fast and smooth. Its just a little…ugly…lol. No, not really. It still looks sleek and all, you can just tell its an older model. I’ve had it over 6 years now.

Well, I’m just a chatty Cathy today, arent I? You’ve fallen asleep, havent you? If not, you are now lulled into a nice mood to take a nap. :P

Happy Food Coma day to all you US folk.

~loves and squishes~

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cuddle Clones

As you all know, when Fat Cat died I was beside myself. My grief still tears me up inside today. I miss her so. She was so dear to me, and, while I have gotten myself an unexpected kitten, I can not replace Fat Cat in my heart.

Someone had sent me a link to Cuddle Clones when ChesterAnn (Fat Cat) had passed. I thought the whole idea behind the site was lovely. You can see what they do here, http://www.cuddleclones.com/index.html .

It is pricey, I know. But each item is hand made. Custom ordered to your specifications and pictures you provide.

Today I recieved a ‘quality check’ email asking me to look over the progress and see how I like it and give my approval.



Is that not AMAZING!! Again, its pricey. But to me, it was worth it. And, well, pro-tip…you can go to RetailMeNot and find discount codes. I had found one for 20% off.

I think for anyone who has lost a dear pet, this is a wonderful way to preserve a little piece of it.

The Cuddle Clones site also does more than just cats. They do dogs and horses as well. They can replicate a favorite stuffed animal from you or your childs past. They can take drawings you’ve made and make them plushies.

But their primary goal has always been to offer those of us who have lost a pet some little bit of comfort. Not only do they do the plushes, they have figurines and have recently added wood burning plaques.

I cant wait to finally recieve my Cuddle Clone of ChesterAnn. I will post pics of her when I get her in!

~love and squishes my darlings~

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We have love...

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Jeffrey Jones has taken to loving BaxterMarie into the family.

Both has to visit the vet today for different reasons. Both are healthy, however.

I swear, come 3AM, its like the Talladega Motor Speedway up in this house with the way the two of them tear through it chasing and playing with each other.

The above picture though, well, its a special moment. Its the first time they have cuddled and slept together. Jeffrey was in the seat first, and BaxterMarie jumped up there. At first Jeff didnt now what to make of it, but as he isnt feeling up to par, he just went with it.

In other news, I have broken the 50000 word count goal of NaNoWriMo already, but still have SO much work to do for Book Two. ~sigh~

In gaming, well, I think I have totally lost faith in people and those games. Perhaps I set my expectations and hopes too high on people, especially people who were once close friends or who have indicated that they wished to pursue more things with my characters and theirs, and then leave me high and dry.

Back to NaNoWriMo – this past weekend was our regular Write In on Saturday, but we followed up with a Mid-Way Party of sorts. I just brought some extra goodies and pizza. I love this eclectic group of people who come in for the events. Sometimes we dont see the same faces, but there has been one constant face there that makes me giggle. I, of course, end up chatting more than writing. Or cracking jokes. Or, well, just being me…me and my weirdness. To know me is to love me. Or wanna push me off a brigde :P

I hope you  are all doing well in both your lives and your ventures, whatever they may be. If you are a Wrimo, well, WRITE ON!!

Be sweet, my darlings! ~squishes~

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Little love – Fat Cat spoke to me.

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So, something unexpected happened the day before yesterday.

As you can see from the pictures, I have a new kitteh in my life. I believe with all my heart my late Fat Cat guided all this.

I took Jeffrey to the vet to be …well…snipped. Nothing unusual happened. Dropped the grandbaby off to get snipped, went home, wrote for my NaNoWriMo word count…

Later in the day I am called by the vet to picked the poor de-nutted Jeffrey back up to bring home. I go…as I am waiting for them to fetch him from the back, I noticed a HUGE cage in the receptionists office. And then a little tiny movement.

Well, me being so nosy asked what was in such a big cage. Honestly, I thought it was a ferret squiggling around in the blankets.

The staff at the vets office know me too well. TOO WELL. The two girls smiled. They looked at the silver pendant I wear around my neck that has Fat Cats ashes in it. They say… “Now, Miss Zoe, we know you are still grieving, but hold her, give her a hold.” They proceed to produce the little orange angel you see above.

My lip quivered. I held her. The first thing she did was lick my lips and start purring, curling into my hold. Then she started playing with Fat Cats pendant.

The girls told me that earlier that day, a woman had come in with a box of kittens, five of them, acting like she was there to get them a check up. It was the busiest part of the day for the office. Before they knew it, the woman was gone, but the box of kittens was just sitting in the waiting room unattended. She had never given them any information on herself. She just left the kittens in all the commotion of the lunchtime hour.

The kittens were all checked and stuff, making sure they didnt have any contangions or illnesses. Most of the staff adopted the kittens straight off.

Two hours passed between the last kitten being taken and me showing up to pick up Jeffrey. No one else had taken an interest because she seemed ‘too plain’ in appearance, though she is SO playful and friendly.

Then Fat Cats doctor came out. He placed his hand on my shoulder and told me ‘its not too soon, you know.’. I lost it. I cried. The girls behind the counter cried. The doctor cried.

Jeffrey hissed and growled. But, some of that was pain, I do believe.

So, here I am with a new kitten.

I present you all with BaxterMarie. She exhibits so many of ChesterAnns (Fat Cat) attributes. The way she likes to cuddle in my arms. They way she kicks me off my own chair. The way she lets me know what she wants or needs.

Since bringing her home, she has chosen a favorite toy. Its a little fuzzy/glittery purple ball. She is fiercely protective of it to the point that when she plays with it, she growls the entire time and never bats it too far from herself. When she pounces it, she holds it protectively for a moment before playing again.

Jeffrey is warming up to her. They play chase, sometimes he gets a little too rough. And, because he has to show his dominance, he steals her ball and plays with it. Keep in mind, he has NEVER shown an interest in this ball ever before. He has his own favorite toys which he has hidden from her.

So, I have a new baby.

I am happy with my little love.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

NaNoWrimo: Week One Down…

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Well, we are at the end of week one of NaNoWriMo and I've reached the halfway word count. I still have tons and loads and buckets of ideas for upcoming chapters.

My editor is going to hate me. She knows I completely suck at grammar and tenses (passive voice and such).

I hosted my first Write In today as well. It was GREAT!! Not many people, but a fun few. We chatted, listened to plots and snippets, laughed and wrote.

And then there was the moment I was eyeing up the emergency door. Yanno...just to hear the alarm if I opened it. I thought of it as a zombie apocalypse drill!!! NEEDED!!! EDUCATIONAL!!!

Next week is another write in, followed by our Midway party/event. I'm totally looking forward to it.

My book is coming along well, seeing as I've avoided it for most of a year...lol. Hopefully I'll get it out sometime in the beginning of next year. If my editor doesnt hunt me down and kill me with a red marker. >_> ~sends love to her~

Alright my darlings, Zoe deserves a fresh coffee!

~squishes~

OH!! P.S.: I won first place with one of my characters in the Roleplay of the Month!! Yayness!! If I get permission from the other player, I will try to post the story here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The NaNoWriMo Tag Questionaire

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This tag was created by Kristina Horner on youtube then found on Tamaraniac’s Blog and then I found it on AnetteReads and I then yoinked it for myself. HAR!

1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?

This is only my second year doing NaNoWriMo officially.

2. How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?

About 4 years ago a role-play gaming friend of mine told me about it. He wanted to do a joint venture for a story. So we wrote a story together in role-play style, keeping track of daily word counts between us.

3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?

The Road of Darkness.

4. Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.

Addison undergoes changes in her life and is faced with dealing with the newfound emotions of it all and more importantly, the feeling of ‘regret’.

5. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t give up. Write every day. Even if it’s just a short summary of the day’s events in a journal or notebook. Inspiration can be found when looking back through things.

6. Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?

Not so far.

7. What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?

Definitely music. Motion Picture Scores and orchestra pieces. Emotional music that I can arrange into a playlist. One very few occasions an image can spark an idea.

8. Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.

From a yet to be published work. ‘Gabrielle round the corner, coming to the intersection the accident had just taken place.’

9. Why do you love writing?

Writing allows me to do many things that calm me. My journals and blogs let me express personal things; annoyances, attractions, feelings. My role play writing lets me work with others to build stories, and since I am only writing my own character bits, it’s exciting to see how the other writers in the thread will twist the story, allowing me to delve even more into the creative freedoms. My novel writing allows me to take my own little creation of a character or characters on a journey, whether it’s a physical or emotion one, or both.

Doing NaNoWriMo this year? In the past? Play along and answer the questions to give others some insight!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 1

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Well, NaNo kicked off pretty well for me this morning. I got up at 7am (which, anyone who knows me knows that that is sort of like my bedtime) and I wrote for a few hours. I only posted a word count of 2525 words, however, despite the fact that I had actually written more.

I also wrote a lot of little RPs for one of my games. My characters were at a Halloween Ball and now its winding down, the final posts are to be made tomorrow.

I met an amazeballz woman at the NaNo kick-off event last week and we’ve been trading texts. She sent me some music to look up and listen to today… I ended up sending her like the names of four others I had found.

I havent quite figured out who is going to be  the bad influence in the relationship. I vote her.

In other news, I rearranged my office some and bought two new, very much needed, bookcases. The short ones, so I could have eye level pictures on them.

I put those bitches together myself. Colorful metaphors abound! I managed to do it all without hurting myself, too! Not even a bruise! Go me!
 I have to take pics of my lovely office and post them. Its so homey and charming.

I napped a lot today. A lot more than I should have. I have this darn head cold thing. Though, its more like allergies. I’m always sneezing and snotting. Lovely visual, huh?

Well, I am bound and determined to be at Dakotas here in town tomorrow. Its so much easier to focus on writing and not pilaging around on Pirate Bay and YouTube and Facebook. Why? Because my laptop is getting old and dying slowly. I cant open webpages without waiting like, 15 minutes, for them to open. I dont have the patience for it.

But my Word program works just fine!

So…tomorrow…write, write, write!

~squishes~

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hosting my 1st NaNoWriMo Event: The Kick-Off

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So yesterday I hosted my first of many NaNoWriMo events. The Kick Off party.

I think it turned out great, with more people showing than I had thought.

One of the greatest things was meeting people face to face that I had only talked to via the NaNo forums and mail. 

Everyone was absolutely incredible.

We chatted about writing and NaNo, past events, plotting, genres, and, well, just loads of stuff.

We even have 3 little ones there. Two second graders and one third grader. They are brother and sisters, so they will be working on their NaNo project together, which will be amazing for them.

Thanks to our library system we will have future party events and write-ins, which are bound to be fantastic.

I think I handled myself pretty well, I didnt commit any homocides, and I didnt run anyone over with my truck on the drive home (it was dark, I dont like driving in the dark, then factor in road rage >_> )

So, this NaNo season is kicking off with a great start. We are already prepping for the end of NaNo party, well, the secondary one, for grown ups only. (Bring on the booze!)

With NaNo kicking off on Sunday, I plan on finishing a 1000 (no more, no less) short story I have been working on, and GAMING! In my current favorite game, my characters are in a masquerade party. Its a community event on the forum, and no one knows what character is posting as who, so, basicly, you are dressed up. I have to have my final posts posted to the thread by 11:00PM on Halloween. There will be little forum prizes and stuff, I just joined in for the fun of it. I hadnt participated last year, and came up with some clever costume ideas for my characters, so…yeah.

Once Sunday hits…I will once again be living in my coffee shop, because there are too many things distracting me here at home. At the coffee shop, on my laptop, I am limited, because my poor laptop is running so crappily that opening browsers takes forever…hence, I wont be gaming. I’ll have media player running, my headphones on, and my word document open. And my HAMMERHEADS!!! My sweet sweet hammerheads that only my girls know how to make just the way I like them.

So, my sweets, I will give updates here and there. Hopefully, after NaNo and some chopping and adding, and sending bits and pieces to my editor and beta readers, we’ll have a Book Two to be released before Summer/Fall of next year!! Woooo!

Be sweet, my darlings!

~squishes~

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Snail Mail Surprises!

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I LOVE getting snail mail. Today I received this card in the mail from my dear friend Patricia. Inside was a note involving mutations, blood cells, zombies and blood suckers. I was enamoured, as you can imaging.

I laughed so much reading it. It is truly of my morbid tastes, while being completely endearing.

This one is going on my ‘wall of favorites’ where I keep stickers and pins and comic panels that I want everyone who comes into my office to see.

So, thank you, Patricia. Truly the highlight of my day, because it was a total drag having to get dressed.

~hearts~

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SHE LIVES!!!….sorta….

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YES! I LIVE!!!!

I tell you, these past few months have been ass-kickers. The loss of my beloved Fat Cat, my big sister getting married. Whew.

The weddings was WONDERFUL!!

Even the part where I fell off a bridge into a sand dune and lay there yelling ‘HO DOWN!’…and that was BEFORE I started drinking. ~face palms~

It was a really great time. Beautiful service. My sister was radiant.

So, I was super busy, and didnt mean to be gone from the blogging world as long as I was. My buddy Patricia told me I needed to dust the thing off a bit. I love getting email from you all, I really do! Always puts a smile on my face!

I am totally immersed in the coming NaNoWriMo Event this year. I was made a Municipal Liaison and working with the NaNo staff, we restructed the previous years Regions into something a little different. So, instead of just two areas that were without Liaisons in previous years, we combined the two, and added two more counties to the mix.

I have found the libraries in most towns are more than happy to help in the event, as well as some local businesses. I have been busy coordinating meetups and write ins, as well as preparing fun little things for the events and parties.
I feel accomplished and proud. I really hope we get a larger participant community build in comparison to previous years.

The role play world has been treating me decently. I have a character with a mad crush on another, and it looks like he just may be returning those feelings. Exciting. My other character, well, she is as weird as always. No one likes dealing with her, so I dont get much writing time with her anymore. My alternate character seems to be garnering more attention, so the shift from main and alt just may change.

The other game? The strictly vampire one? Well, I log into the grid to move, feed, steal …and thats pretty much it. I havent even visited the role play forums for that game in ages, as no one writes with me anymore, and I’ve played that character for 13 years now, I am having a hard time focusing on new material to write solo for her.

Home life is good. Little Jeffrey is turning into Big Jeffrey and its almost time for his lovely ‘family jewels’ to be removed. The daughter is doing good, other than hating the fact that she is currently out of work. She’s doing great on obtaining her secondary degree, and is looking at two different schools to obtain her Bachelors in Paralegal Sciences. She is adamant that it be an ABA school, of course, and thats the smart thing to do.

I miss my Fat Cat every day. And I’m sure my friend Patricia is missing getting random emails and text from the old cat. No, Patricia, I will not give Jeffrey my passwords. :P

So, my darlings, I have missed you all!

November will be busy, but I will Ninja on you every so often!

~smooches~

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A few days away

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Hello my darlings!

Well, much excitement is ahead for the wonderful world of Zoe.

And, well, that is why I must tell you that I will be absent from the web for a bit.

You see, my older sister is getting married and is arriving here tomorrow for the remainder of the week and weekend. We have less than a month to get her wedding organized, and she and I are the only family we have living here state-side. Sadly, my folks and little sister and her family, and my little brother and his huge family, wont be able to come to the States for the wedding, so I want to make sure my big sis has my full attention.

Now, along with making plans and whatnot, there will be shenanagans to be had. We are terrible when together. 

Mass quantities of coffee are consumed throughout the day, then some damn fool says "Hey, we need alcohol." ~looks guilty~

I will morn her passing as a single woman, and drink many libations in this sorrow.

Did I mention she is having an outdoor wedding, on the beach? Can we say nightmare waiting to be had? She and her fiance have a boat, but a friend is ferrying the rest of the guests to the island on his pontoone boat. We have to go find suibable decorations for that thing without making it look gaudy.

And my sister is a teeny wisp of a thing. We have to get her dress altered.

She wants me to put subtle highlights in her hair. Thats a snap. I've been doing that for her since we were teens.
There are so many things. Oh, and after the wedding, she is flying down to Guatemala to see the folks and little sister, so we have to purchase items for my momma that they cant get down there.

My family living in a progressing country is strange. They cant get hold of items we take for granted every day at the local supermarket. I had to purchase like six small cans of simple pumpkin pie spice for making homemade pumpkin pie, and packets of instant white gravy mix. Certain kinds of soap. Spices that arent available there. Toiletries that cant be found there at all.

So, after the wedding my sister will take all my moms needed things to her and they will get a post wedding visit.

My moms is planning a trip here in 2017, with luck.

But, back on topic...I will be disappearing for a bit, to help my sister in her joyous ~mourns~ day. >_>


Thank the stars I'm so awesome. I dont think anyone else could tolerate me but me.

See you soon darlings!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Aggrivation of day

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So today was very aggrivating. If there is one thing that irks me, its making an appointment and either not being seen on that specific time, or being pushed back and pushed back for one reason or another.

I took my truck to have a lift kit put on it, because, you know, all redneck girl and stuff. 

My appointment was at 11AM. In another town nearly 45 minutes away.

What time did I finally get home, you ask?

5:45PM.

Is that not a little ridiculous?

I watched, FOR HOURS, as my truck was put on hold so other little piddly repairs and services could be performed on other peoples vehicles. Now, all that says to me is "Oh, we dont care about customer service, we are greedy." 

They would rather rack in all this chump change and inconvience me all for a few extra bucks at the end of the day.

Do you think I'm going to give this place a nasty review? 

You betcha.

I will say they did quality work. I am pleased with what they did. But they really dropped the ball in all other areas.
And as always, I was watchful. Once they started on my truck, from start to finish it only took maybe an hour at the most. 

This makes me livid.

I was down there, bored out of my head for 6 hours on a job that only really took an hour. Did I mention that, thankfully this place had a clean bathroom, but they had NO vending machines or even a water fountain?

Blah.

Yanno, I get new tires put on on Wednesday. This is more local, right here in Enterprise. Mr. Sir had better not do the same thing or word will spread around this town like wild fire.

In other news, with the lift kit in place, and bigger all terrain tires being out on, there is a very high probability that I will eventually fall out of my truck and break my neck.

vroom vroom.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Adulting

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Yes, today was a success. I adulted perfectly, even after having a few beers to loosen me up.

The dinner was great. A restaurant I have never been to, but then, from what I hear its only been open a month or so. I was surprised it wasnt more crowded, but then again, here in the South the big Sunday dinner cooked by Momma's and NaNa's still reigns supreme.

The restaurant was like any other steak house these days. Peanuts that you just shell and chuck on the floor, big flat screen TVs set up everywhere playing all the sports.

The food was beyond my expectations however. I had beef tips, medium rare, with mushrooms and onion in gravy with seasoned rice and buttered corn. I also tossed in a few gator jalapeno bites with that. Sassy.

The Corona Extra was nice and cold, my limes fat and my salt...well...salty.

My dinner company was great and we all had a good time.

I since I looked like a girl today, I snapped some pictures of myself...I need to update my pages on here, since Zoe is no longer the lovely Purple Tressed Zombie Goddess that I once was. 

My niece, by the way, told me I now look like Cruella Deville.

~sighs~

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I LOOK HORRIBLE WITH SHORT HAIR!!! ~wails and snots everywhere.~

Well, tonight is a shorty, because I have to actually go to bed with the help of some Ambien. I get my lift kit put opn my truck tomorrow. ~grins with glee~


See you later, my darlings!

zoeshorthair


PS: Which pic should I use on my static pages??

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Being social

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So I've had an old friend get in touch and want to meet up for dinner. 

~blank stares~

Okay, its fine, really. I've known this person for like, 20 years. Every year, just once, if at all, we get together, have dinner, and that's the end of it for another year or so.

It doesn't make it any less awkward. 

I must make sure I never wear white, for I will drop a big greasy brightly colored piece of food on myself. I must watch how much I drink if alcohol is involved.

I must act like a people.

I must adult.

I must shove the true weirdo deep within it cage and feed it quirky puns all evening.

Its one thing to go to the coffee shop and speak with other regulars...our conversations last maybe 15 minutes, tops.

Oh, and I have to be 'pretty' tonight. Since I got all my hair cut off, that is going to be a challenge. I am going to dress nice, as opposed to one of my weird meme type t shirts and shorts and shoes with neon colored laces. I am currently debated on a dress or pants with boots. I hate both options, but personing is hard, and tough decisions must be made.

Oh, and this person is a male. A guy. A dude. Known him forever, doesn't make me any less Super Awkward Girl.
I am still weighing those option on what to wear...if I wear a dress or skirt, there is that constant reminder to 'sit like  a lady'. Grah.

And while I may look like a smexy bitch with make-up on, I feel like a painted whore. I hate the stuff.

Then there is the whole social etiquette things. ~nearly screams~

Hopefully things go smooth and my next post isn't a story telling you all what a ginormous arse I've made of myself.

See you later, darlings.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Not a clue...

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I honestly havent a clue as to what to entertain you all with tonight. From my stats, none too many have been reading and enjoying the blog. I AM FAILING!!!

And I am drawing a blank tonight. 

The movie reviews didnt seem to garner much care by readers. I'll still do them on occasion.

In truth, I have found myself immersed in a John Cusack movie marathon because the man makes me happy in my pants.

I could talk about NaNoWriMo, but I think you all are sick of me begging for donations.

I did accomplish something today. I left the house. I mean, physically got in my truck and went out. I took my daughter on a few errands. I only had one thing to do, and that was cure my hankering for a Hammerhead at Dakotas Coffee Works. So, I just said I'd tote my daughters butt wherever she needed to go.

We had fun. We talked and stuff. Mostly about nerdy geeky things, because we are both nerdy geeky girls. My daughter is a hardcore gamer. Not just computer and console games, I'm talking Magic The Gathering and stuff. That is something funny...taking her to the gaming shop. Man, do the nerd boys drool over her. They forget how to speak. Some test her knowledge, just to see if she is one of those superficial poser girls...she blows the away. Then they get all drooly and slobbery and sweaty.

I talked to my mommy today on Skype. I miss her. It will be another year and a half before I see her again.

My older sister is coming to stay next weekend to go over finalizing wedding details. We have to take her dress in to be altered because no one makes dresses for people as small as her...lol. 

I told my good friend Patricia that I was going to make a blog post about the weather. So, to not be a fibber, I will just say we are having some very un-Lower Alabama weather this weekend. Its really cool, and surprisingly not humid. Its supposed to last all weekend. Then it will be back to our regularly scheduled hell until November.

I may not be posting next weekend. I hate that, I was going for a streak, even if its just me rambling like this. But then again, when me and my older sister get together, hilarity seems to ensue rather quickly. Doubly so if we decide to include alcohol in on the deal. Or harrassing her fiance.

Well, ramble ramble. I am totally boring this month.

I need a life.

Can I borrow yours?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Discontent

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So, I tried writing up that ending to a smut piece yesterday. Not happy with it. It will be on hold.

I am dicontent with many things at the moment. It happens. Sometimes things are moving along so nicely, then BAM! I'm all out of happy. 

I have a fancy new TV I use as a monitor... I have decided I dont like it. I either want my original one back, or a newer, bigger one. I've been looking at newer bigger ones. Nothing goes to waste in this house. My daughter would get this one. Its twice the size of the normal PC monitor she currently has.

I wanted to go to the coffee shop today, but cant. My daughter needed my laptop. I cant say no to her. So, I cant get any work done from the coffee shop.

And at the same time, I dont really want to get that work done.

I guess you could say I feel a whole lot of apathy today.

Weather reports speak of a cold front moving in this weekend, dropping the temperatures a lot and such. This doesnt please me in the least.

In trying to look at the positives around me, my daughter is doing okay in furthering her education, and my sister will be here next week for us to get things finalized for her wedding. Her wedding gives me a few tasks to take care of. Something to pull me out of the Vortex of Doom and peek my head out into the real world again.

My best friend is really sick, but she is half way across the country. And she is traveling. It worries me. I wish she could just stay home and rest. Though, with my warped sense of humor, I asked her if she died if I could have all her stuff. >_>

The month of October will bring more sporradic posts. I've been trying to make a post a day. October and November change that. I have NaNoWriMo to think about. I have a book to write. I've been working on it here and there. The ending keeps evolving and changing.

Well, I guess I've just rambled enough for now.

Be sweet, my darlings.