Thursday, August 24, 2006

Good news from my sister

My sister has been transfered "treatment community". I'm so excited. She'll be there for 6 months but with good behavior will be able to come home after a month or so for 8 hours at first. Of course we won't be able to see her for about 4 weeks while she's getting settled in and we are taking classes. She gave me a list of items she needs and there's a fuckton of them. C's getting them all together and taking them to the facility today. I was so excited that she actually got to talk to me to tell me what she needed. She sounded so relieved to finally be out of that jail and said it is nice there. Did I mention she was ecstatic?
posted by Unbalanced at 11:34 AM, | 8 comments
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

WARNING: Boring material ahead

I really am a bad blogger. As "unbalanced" as my life is and it does change so often, really things just sort of stay the same. We're back to homework battles as the kids are in their second week of school. My son started kindergarten this year and was so excited. It was hard to drop him off that first day and he's been running himself to exhaustion for the past 10 days. He's so afraid he's going to miss something that he doesn't want to stop for a second. So needless to say, bedtime has been a "challenge". He had his first homework this week, and "All About Me" poster. He's so cute working intently on his "homework". One of the things on it said "When I grow up I want to be..." and he responded "a grown up". LOL, makes sense to me.

C and I have a date Saturday night, I'm so excited. We haven't been on a date in forever. I'm really looking forward to spending some one on one time with her, something we get so little of. She has just 6 months of school left, I can't wait! Next weekend is a 4 day holiday from school, a break I know she needs badly.

My best friend is going thru a really hard time right now and my heart goes out to her so much. I know exactly how she feels and I hope she finds comfort in that. It's so hard to watch someone you love so much go through so much pain and be able to do so little about it. I pray for her every night and just hope she finds some peace.

We got a call last night while we were not home on behalf of my sister. Because neither C nor I were home they weren't able to leave any information because we are the only ones on the list and said they would call back. I'm praying that it means she was moved to the "treatment community" yesterday. She said that once she goes we'd get a phone call, so I hope that was it and I'm keeping my fingers crossed while waiting for them to call back.

Ok well, other than that not much has been going on. Sorry it was so boring but I thought I should make an appearance. :)
posted by Unbalanced at 10:55 AM, | 10 comments
Thursday, August 10, 2006

I've been tagged by Zanne

  1. Grab the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
    Avon C-19 (can you believe this is the only freakin book around???)
  2. Open book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence (grab next nearest book if fewer than seven sentences found).
  4. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
  6. Tag three people. I'm tagging Syd, Zoe, and Married Lesbian Mom

Ok, here they are:

D. Scarecrows Meet the friendly down-home couple who each diffuse a classic fall fragrance. Annie Apple's Sent is Hot Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie Bob's is Pumpkin Pie. 7" H. Straw, felt, and Cotton.

posted by Unbalanced at 2:19 PM, | 8 comments

The "Final" Countdown

I got this from Tropopause.

9 Lasts:
1. Last place you were: My boss' desk
2. Last drug used: Lexapro
3. Last beverage: Dr. Pepper
4. Last Kiss: C
5. Last movie seen: Firewall
6. Last phone call: C
7. Last CD played: 3 Doors Down - A Better Life
8. Last bubble bath: Weeks ago
9. Last time you cried: Couple weeks ago

8 Have You Evers:
1. Have you ever dated someone twice: Yes
2. Have you ever been cheated on: Yes
3. Have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: Yes
4. Have you ever fallen in love: Yes
5. Have you ever lost someone: Yes
6. Have you ever been depressed: Unfortunately
7. Have you ever been out of the country: Mexico
8. Have you ever been on TV: No

7 States You've Been to:
1. Texas
2. Oklahoma
3. Minnesota
4. Illinois
5. California
6. Arkansas
7. Louisiana

6 Things You've Done Today...
1. Went to the bathroom
2. Worked
3. Blogged
4. Blog hopped
5. Read and answered emails
6. Brushed my teeth

5 Favorite Things:
1. C
2. Oldest Daughter
3. Son
4. Youngest Daughter
5. All the rest of my family

4 People You Can Tell Almost Anything:
1. C
2. BFF
3. Boss, M
4. Co-worker, K

3 Favorite Colors
1. Blue
2. Black
3. Pink

2 things you want to do before you die.
1. Travel
2. Watch my kids graduate from college

1 thing you regret...
1. Growing up before it was time
posted by Unbalanced at 1:03 PM, | 5 comments
Friday, August 04, 2006

Full house and conversations

Ok, well not much going on lately but I thought I'd do a quick update and then on to an amusing conversation I had with my oldest daughter (OD). I'm fighting side effects from a new medication I'm now taking, my niece has returned home from her grandparents, C's sister and brother-in-law found theirselves homeless and so have moved in "for a few weeks", and my sister is still in jail still waiting to be transered to the rehab center. So as you can see my house has rapidly filled up once again.
So, on to this conversation... Just a little background first. The company I work for quit "writing new business" about 3 years ago, since then we have just been maintaining the business we currently have. We've had several lay offs reducing our staff to about 1/3 of what it once was. Somehow I've been able to avoid that fate so far. So the conversation came after we had a wonderful visit down on the coast with some family.
OD - Mom we should move there. Please can we move there?
C - Yeah, we should move there, it would be so great.
Me - No, we're not moving. I have a good job here.
C - I could transfer to the location there and you could get a different job.
OD - Yeah, besides you're just going to get laid anyway.
Me - *mouth hanging to the floor in shock* What?
OD - Well... isn't everybody at your job getting laid?
(at this point C and I just crack up laughing)
Me - *still laughing* Honey. You mean laid off.
OD - Ok, well same thing.
Me - No honey, getting laid means *whispers* to have sex
OD - *turns bright red and giggles* Oh *then turns around and walks out
(C and I just howl with laughter, oh such innocence)
I guess I'm glad she didn't know what "getting laid" meant. Of course I was thinking hell if i'm gonna get laid I better start packing. :D
posted by Unbalanced at 10:21 AM, | 6 comments