Whole Lotta Trouble

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Location: Wheatland, California, United States

I'm a mom. I'm a civil servant. I have a sense of humor, and I'm not afraid to use it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Monkey!!!

Dani's baby turns the big 1 today!!!!


Happy birthday, baby!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birthday post

No - it's not my birthday!

But, Motherdear gave me an idea, via Penny (I'm too lazy to link, so go to my links on the left to visit them).

What famous people do you share a birthday with?

Here's a list of the funny one's who share mine:

Johannes Brahms . . . made a name for himself by putting people to sleep
Gary Cooper . . . made a name for himslef by acting like he was sleepwalking through all his roles
Eva Peron . . . became famous by marrying a politician . . . then getting all political . . . then dying
Traci Lords . . . became famous by . . . welll . . . YOU know. ;->

So - who do YOU share a birthday with?????

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yeah, I've been called a Bitch before . . .

. . . . and I'm sure I'll be called that (and worse) for a long time to come.

See, I'm a huge proponent of gay rights. One of my happiest days this past year was when the state of California realized that the ban on gay marriage was, in fact, oppression of civil rights. Woot!

Now, naturally, right wing religious conservatives want to overturn the California Supreme Court's decision, and take away people's rights. These are the people who, I'm sure, would have lobbied for "separate but equal" back in the early part of the 20th Century.

Saturday afternoon, while hubby and I were in the middle of some major cleaning project, we got a knock on the door. I answered. Two women in conservative suits and styled up-do's were standing on my doorstep. They asked if I was familiar with Proposition 8. I asked them to refresh my memory.

They replied, "You know, the gay marriage proposition."

And they said the word "gay" in almost a whisper - as if God almighty would strike them down for uttering such a vile word. And they had "Yes on 8" buttons adorning their oh-so-conservative suits.

You guys would have been so proud of me! I know hubby was. I just looked at them (actually, SCOWLED might be a better word for it), and said, "Please, LEAVE."

And I shut the door on them.

But, not before I saw the look of surprise on their pinched, ugly little faces.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Yeah - I know . . .

I haven't updated for almost a month.

I have no excuse, other than the fact that I'm lazy. Well, that and I don't want to post at work, due to the fact that the IT Department aparently runs audits of the accounts.

Let's see . . . what have we done lately?

Well, we got word that hubby's dad was in bad shape, so we dropped everything and ran down to Los Angeles. We spent four days there, and I came to the realization that: 1) my husband is the only person worth anything in his immediate family, and 2) there is a reason I don't associate with anyone in my extended family. I don't mind cooking for others when I volunteer for it. It's another thing entirely when I'm expected to do it. I tend to get a little rankled.

Pop-in-law seems to be doing better. He had surgery, and is recovering. We're still ready to drop everything at a moment's notice, but we're breathing a little easier now.

The kids started school at the end of August, and we're getting back into the swing of things. Kidlet is enjoying eighth grade - it's her final year before we ship her off to the big bad high school. She may even have a real boyfriend soon. One of her best friends is starting to become . . . more than a friend. He's so cute. He bought her a balloon bouquet for her 13th birthday. Awwww! Munchkin, meanwhile, is wowing her first grade teacher. She already has all her sight words for the year figured out. She's in the highest reading group, and can do a week's worth of homework in about 15 minutes.

Before school started, however, we went to the State Fair. So much fun! I'm including some pictures we took. We decided to go on Kids' Day - so all the rides were $1. Can't beat that! I bought about $60 worth of tickets, and we just went to town. Spent about 7 hours there, doing nothing but eating junk food, riding the rides, playing the games. It was so much fun. One of the rides we went on was this boat ride. Each boat was equipped with three water cannons. So, Daddy and Kidlet were on one boat, and Munchkin and I were on another boat. For five to ten minutes, we just soaked each other!!!! The one picture of the girls and I where we look like we've just fallen into a lake? Yeah - that's the one. That was taken just after that boat ride. We looked like that for an hour!

Kidlet turned 13 last month. So, it's official. I'm now the mother of a teenager. Please pray for me. LOL. Daddy got her REAL jewelery for her birthday (some black hills gold). I got her a Nintendo DS. She hasn't put it down since.

Not much else going on. State of California's legislators are complete morons who can't pull their heads out of there asses for 10 minutes and see what their grandstanding is doing for the state. The whole minimum wage deal is supposed to go in front of the courts next week. So, if the judge says it's okay for Arnie to pay us $6.55 per hour, that's what I get paid for the month of September. Meanwhile, the idiots who are supposed to be working on our budget have decided to not do their jobs, and go to the Democratic and Repubican conventions. Because, you know, having a party is so much more important than . . . I don't know . . . figuring out a spending plan for one of the largest economies in the world. I try not to get too political, but I swear I'm going to try to buy billboard space up and down the entire state to urge voters to not re-elect any of the incumbents for the next three voting cycles. Fucking assholes are getting paid over $100 per day in per diem for every day they work past 6/30. They're not doing their jobs, and taking a blase attitude about how their failures are affecting everyone in the state.


Okay, I have my wine. I'm drinking my wine . . . calming down . . . Alright. I'm okay.

So - such is my life. Go ahead and tell me how completely adorable my kids are. I can take it.