Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Some Stuff On My Mind

I have been thinking about getting back into my blogging.  It's been ten years since I started and the blogging world I joined then is quite different now. So many of the wonderful bloggers I followed when I started this adventure are no longer gracing us with their wit and words.

My world has changed too.  When this started I was the mom of two young boys.  Now they are both in double digits and so much closer to independence.  Turbo is 16. He drives, has a girlfriend, and is going about this growing up thing pretty well. Bruiser is 11.  He's in fifth grade and doing quite well.  He is taking a martial arts class and really enjoying it.


Two years ago we got word from our work that we had to move to keep our jobs. So we moved.  Away from friends and family.  Away from our comfort zone.  Just away.  Now we live in a new town with a new house and hopefully new friends.  I have trouble making friends.  I am an introvert and just have trouble putting myself out there to meet people. I'm trying but it's very slow going.

The last two years have been a roller coaster and not really in a good way.  Nick has had health issues.  An ankle surgery, oral surgery to remove an impacted wisdom tooth, a neuropathy in his hand, allergy issues, the list goes on. 

For myself, I'm still dealing with occasional kidney stones, stress related stomach issues and just recently, I had a colonoscopy.  I had it done because my mother died of colon cancer four years ago.  She had a brother who also died of colon cancer.  They offered me the genetic test, but I decided that I just wanted to go straight to the colonoscopy.  It a good thing I did, they found and removed a rather large polyp that did, after testing, show as precancerous.  I get to go back in for another colonoscopy in three months. Fun times.  Oh and I am also dealing with pre-menopause heading to menopause.  Getting older sucks.
So that is just a little of what has been going on here.  There is so much more.  I think writing out some of this will be good for me.  I certainly don't have friends who drag me out of the house where we live now.  I working on it, but it's not easy.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hi to the Crickets

So yeah, I have not really fallen off the face of the earth, but the blogging bug has flown off to warmer climates and then didn't come back.  I think it might have returned just recently.  So here I am, again.  Posting to the crickets.
Let's keepo this one light, as life got kind of crazy and still is to some extent.  Here are 40 random things about me:
Doing this for a simple distraction as sometimes we need to do things that seem indulgent to ourselves.
1. Do you like bleu cheese? Yes, in dressing and on steak with mushrooms.
2. Coke or Pepsi? not really picky, pepsi is better palin, but I like coke to mix in drinks.
3. Do you own a gun? not me, but Nick has several and I do know how to use them.
4. Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka? Vodka, it mixes better and dosn't produce as nasty a hangover.
5. Hot dogs or Cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers
6. Favorite Type Of Food? Mexican or Chinese
7. Do you believe in ghosts? Sort of...
8. What do you drink in the morning? Chai tea.
9. Can you do a 100 Pushups? Probably
10. Spring, Summer Winter or Fall? I actually like winter, snuggling up while it snows is wonderful.  Less so if you have to go out in it, but I still like snow.
11. Favorite Hobby? Reading
12. Tattoos? 1, representing my guys.
13. Do you wear glasses? I have contacts, but wear glasses when I'm not wearing the contacts.
14. Phobia? Spiders and insects, especially the buzzing, flying, stinging kind.
15. Nickname? Boo, from Nick, Mom from the kiddos.
16. Three drinks you drink? Tea, milk, soda
17. Biggest Downfall? I avoid conflict like the plague 
18. Rain or Snow? Snow
19. Piercings? My ears
20. Age? 46
21. Taken or Single? Married-so definitely taken
22. Bad Habits? Tying knots in my hair.
23. Kids? 2 boys.
24. Favorite color? Violet
25. Employed? Yes as a data manager and researcher in geology
26. Can you whistle? Yes
27. Where were you born? Florida
28. Brothers or Sisters? 1 Brother
29. Ever Been Arrested? NA
30. Surgeries? One
31. Religious? No. I have a herd time with organized Religion.
32. Shower or Bath? Bath, given the time.
33. Like To Gamble? Not really
34. Are You Loyal? Yes
35. Broken Bones? Only the occasional toe.
36. How many TV's in your house? Too many, probably.
37. Worst pain ever? Passing a large kidney stone.
38. Do you like to dance? Yes, but I don't do it often.
39. Are your parents still alive? No, sadly.
40. Do you like camping? Yes, we try to go at least once a year, more if we can swing it.

So feel free to swipe these if you want to. I have no claim to them.
Have a good day!


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