Snow fail!

We’ve been really spoiled this winter here in Michigan. Yesterday we got the second snowstorm of the season. Even though the Metro-Detroit area was predicted to get mostly rain, with snow mixed in, people panicked.

Granted, North of here did get more snow than we did here, but you would have thought we were getting an inch an hour by some’s reaction. What people hyped as an event that would shut everything down today, turned out to be kind of a dud. It was slick this morning, but nothing truly treacherous. The kids did get a snow day, but they haven’t used any this year and for teachers who live far away, I think it was a good call.

It’s supposed to be close to 50 this weekend and most of the white stuff will be gone yet again. Relax Michigan peeps, our weather has been downright perfect compared to what a lot of other folks have had to deal with over the past year and the great weather is supposed to continue this year!!!!

Soon it will be warm. It will be time to go up north for the weekends, travel to the lakes, hang out Downtown to watch a game and grab a bite to eat. Shop at Eastern Market and do all the other fun things we do over the warm months.

Looking forward to Spring and Summer for sure this year.

Bringing Drama To My House!

Last night, I was woken from a sound sleep by banging on my front door. At first I thought it was my son and figured he’d forgotten his key. Another loud set of banging continued and I got up. My foot turned when I took the first step and down I went on my hip. Hurts like hell when you do that on a wood floor.

I opened the door to find a teenage girl cussing and yelling about my son. Stupid freaking DRAMA and she brought it to my fucking HOUSE!!!! I won’t bore you with the B.S of the situation except to say this started with my son’s girlfriend’s EX and his friends.

Drama is drama and teenagers are so full of it but the big mistake made here was that this stranger showed up at my door. I went outside and told the little chickie that if she had something to say she’d better roll back the attitude and watch her mouth. Of course she stood there bouncing back and forth on her legs like she was going to do something. I cut her off and told her that if there was an issue with my son then she needed to take it to the police – He’s an adult now.

Little bad ass that she thought she was, when she realized she wasn’t going to get me all bent out of shape with my kid, she moved on back to her car, threatening my house. At which point I stalked toward her car – I mean you DON’T come to My home with this shit. As soon as I moved off the porch she hopped her ass in her car and took off. Halfway down the street, she put her windows down and her and her friend started screaming.

All I can really say about this is, it must have been meant to be that I fell and now have a really fucked up foot and hip. Swollen , bruised and in so much pain. All I can do at this point is ice it ( I have a 12 hour day today at work), because I was seconds away from grabbing the little bitch by the pony tail and dragging her out into the street. I haven’t been that angry in years.

Threatening my home/kids sets me off in scary ways and I will act on it before I think about the repercussions. It kills me that strangers will go up against some they don’t know and have no clue what they will do to them if they cross that line. It was like a switch was flipped on the second she opened her mouth and only got worse as she continued to run it. It only last a couple of minutes and when she realized that I wasn’t going to deal or be afraid of a little girl, she backed off and like most weak-assed people who try to start shit. She ran to her car and took off being a bad ass while driving away.

Anyone can be a bad-ass behind a keyboard or on the phone but you better be able to back your shit up if you show up at my house or mess with my babies.

The funny part about this is that 95% of idiots who threaten shit like this have never been in a fight in their life. 20 years ago, she would have been on the ground begging me to stop punching her in the face (yeah I don’t fight like a girl….lol) With maturity and time we learn how to deal with things a in different way but if you push someone on the wrong day, you will regret being so fucking stupid.

All this drama started on Twitter!! One of the advances in technology that has dumbed down America and added fuel to the fire on teenage angst.

 

Wentworth

My BFF and her hubby turned me on to a new for me television show. I’ve pretty much come to hate the telly. All those STUPID reality shows have really helped to DUMB down and make people even more SHALLOW then ever before. I pretty much stick to sports and a few (very few) selected shows – that aren’t contrived reality nightmares.

Wentworth- Is the reboot of Cellblock H. It’s an Australian program and I freaking love it. Consider it the anti Orange is the New Black. Season 4 starts in April and I can’t wait!

You can find it on Netflix and youtube and I can’t recommend it enough.

Check it out – you won’t be sorry!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Today my oldest Trevor, turns 19. I can’t express enough just how much I love him and how proud I am of him. Hr’s up at 5 every morning to go to work. He works part time at another place. He pays his own bills, washes his own clothes and manages to keep his room clean. 14-18 were some rough years for my son but he came out the other side a wonderful young man. He’s charming (according to my friends), he laughs easily and he’s become really laid back. He’s very protective of me (which can be a pain in the butt, but I’m lucky and certainly not going to complain.) He tells me he loves me every single day in front of anyone (including his friends). I am one of the luckiest mums in the world to have such an awesome child *my other ones are pretty great as well.)

In honor of his birthday I have a few songs that he loves. The first is “Iris: from the Goo-Goo Dolls. When he was 3, we used to sing this song over and over and over again. The second is “Simple Man” by Shinedown. They were his first concert and every time we see them, he puts his arm around me and we belt it out along with the band.

Happy Birthday baby boy. I love you beyond measure and look forward to what the future will bring you!


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Superbowl Snooze

Superbowl Sunday, an unofficial holiday for me. I have to admit after cooking all afternoon. I sat down and began to watch the game. B-O-R-I-N-G, I was ready to go to bed by 9:00.

A total defensive game can be pretty boring, but that coupled with Carolina totally imploding sucked all the fun out of the holiday. The commercials sucked! There were a few exceptions, but the majority of them were mediocre at best. It was a big let down for me and my excitement was zero by the 3rd quarter. There were plenty of more appealing ways I could’ve spent my time. Instead I sat through a painful game.

The music portion. It would have been nice to actually hear Coldplay. Chris Martin looked as scrumptious as ever, but the entirety of the half-time show was less than impressive.

The highlight was Lady GaGa. As always she was fantastic and has become one of my favorite artists from her music to her part in American Horror Story.

All the media is talking about is how Cam didn’t jump on the ball during the fumble. How he didn’t  say much during his press conference. I look at it like this, he’s a kid. He looks like one , he behaves like an excited 3 year old when it comes to football. How he talks, dresses, hoots and hollers doesn’t bother me in the least.

Congradulations to Denver and I’m happy that Manning is leaving on a high note. ut this game was a disastor almost from the begining and it ended as ugly as it began.

On the heels of that, Calvin Johnson is retiring from my beloved Detroit Lions. It sucks, but I don’t blame him. His body is run down and he wants to have some semblence of a life with his future wife and their kids.

I watched as the past MVP players were announced one by one on the field. Every single one of those men walked as though every step they took hurt. The small limps, the slow pace. I felt so freaking sorry for them and the toll the sport has taken on their body. For this reason I can’t be mad a Calvin for cutting his ties and going to live his life.

All in all, it’s been a bummer where football is concerned.  Soon NASCAR will start, hockey is in full swing and the Tigers will be opening up their stadium and I iwll be content listening to the games when the DH is watching and hopefully see something more interesting than last night.

Music to wake up to!!!!!!!!

Working open to close, 6 days a week for the last few weeks is kicking my ass. I’m up at 5 every morning to take the kid to work (he will be getting a car soon…damn I hope!) come back get the twins up for school -which generally takes 30 minutes with some whining and complaining by one of them before we get out the door. Back home to do a load of laundry, clean and get ready to come to work.

This isn’t meant as a complaint in any way. I’m very grateful for what I’ve worked for and have. I’m usually good for a while and then I wake up and want nothing more than to disappear by myself for a weekend in the sun and the beach complete with a hot cabana dude who provides a little eye candy ( and no I’m not wanting him in the carnal sense….just something nice to look at….LOL)

Since that isn’t happening, I go to my playlists and find something loud and fun to listen to.

My picks for today are:

Life is a Highway

I love that song. Many, many years ago I listened to it over and over again. My friends and I would belt it out when it came on the radio. It was a feel good song. There have been several songs like that. I don’t think I will ever get enough music in my life.

I’m learning that bad memories will fade – if you let them. Instead I concentrate on all the good memories I have about people, places & things. What I used to go to as inspiration, I’m using again. Concentrating on all the wonderful things and using that as my muse. When you try to put the shit things in life behind you, it makes room in your heart and soul for all the good ones. As each day passes, I’ve learned to throw out the bad, negative & hurtful things I’ve done or that may have been done to me. Appreciate every good moment I’ve ever had. And without trying to sound arrogant, I know what my greatest strengths are in all areas of my life and will strive to remember them when I get stressed or hormonal…lol.

I’ve sat with my laptop and have begun just that. Using all the good, the muses who helped fuel my fire and writing without apologies and will continue to do so, probably forever. Yes, forgetting the bad helps, but remembering the sweet is doing infinitely more for me then anything else I’ve tried. At this point in my life,  I’m no longer curbing my thoughts & feelings because they are MINE and mine alone. I no longer say the words Never and Forever in my life because nothing is guaranteed -nothing and I don’t want to make a liar out of myself.

Now on to the music…