Elvis has entered the building…

Que music (dud-it-doooo, dud-it-dooo, dud-it-doooo, doo-do-doo)

Lights blazing….”I can’t see!  Hey (smack, smack, smack) is this mic on?”

Yes…sorry, just me.  If you are seeing Elvis, you’re either in Vegas or need to go see a doctor for some meds.

Okay, okay…

It took me forever to build up this Flip Flops sight and gain some of my grrrs.  So, why have I abandoned thee?

Well, you know…the whole living out of boxes for 3 years and moving states, and getting kids set up in new school, and figuring out sports (traveling for sports now, over the pass to destinations 3 hours away).  AND finding a church.  Dealing with wild fires from summer, and moving into snow in the winter. (By the way, 3 degrees this morning…just 3) Busy and cold.

Actually, trying to get outdoors and make some friends, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss you guys!

HOW THE HECK IS EVERYONE?  Tell me… whatchya been doin’…staying out of trouble I hope, or finding mischief, perhaps?

oh…and I have a bit of a different focus. I paid for my own site and will be slowly moving some material over…My new Icon is Hh (Humble, but Humorous) – no floppy flops.  Sadly, those will only be worn in the summer as now it’s warm socky-socks.

I have a new direction.  I’ve always been a christian, but was a lazy one that never went to church or read the bible. (and did nothing christianly whatsoever)  I’m trying to change my ways on that.  My primary purpose for blogging will be for my bible studies…but I promise, it won’t be boring and all about the Bible.  I won’t be trying to convert you (that’s God’s job anyway)

You’ll still have my crazy posts, and thoughts and frustrations as I try to figure out just exactly what the heck a passage is saying or where my thoughts lead.  I’ll still be writing some fiction in there, on occasion, and sharing random thoughts.  In fact, as I move things over…I’ll probably repost some blog articles from here.

Love to all my blogger pals…

As I get situated, I’ll be stopping in your virtual homes to say hi.

In the meantime, I’ll be busy humbling myself, while remaining Humorous – at my new home of Humble, but Humorous.

 

A Simple Mind…

Hey, my grrrs!

This is just a note to let you know, if you haven’t felt my presence last couple of days, Please know, it’s nothing personal.  I haven’t really been commenting any where.  I’ve only posted because there were (2) interesting things on Facebook recently.

We move August 23rd.  We get the moving truck on the 22nd so we’ll be packing up that day, and then have to clean up the place, for the following morning  8am inspection.  I still have things I’ve got to concentrate on packing, I’ve been doing bits here and there, but now…I gotta kick some butt.  Also, my employer, finally released a bunch of work.  I went from nothing, to a pile and they all have deadlines in August/Sept, as schools get back in session and hold their fall fundraisers.

The last couple of days, I’ve been busy with doctor’s appointments for kids’ physicals so they can play sports in their new middle school, and arranging with our temporary VRBO rental, to accept our doggie.  (she said yes, hooray! – originally the site is listed as no pets)

Also, I’ve got these last minute “play dates” / outings and Pool Party/Potluck gatherings so we can see people before we go.  We have a few families coming over today.  Sunday, two friends are staying the night and the following morning, we are heading off to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and possibly Magic Mountain later that night.  The following Saturday another gathering.  Somewhere in there, grandma is coming for a visit.

SO…I might pop on here occasionally, but it will be less-and-less as we wind our days up in California!  After I get settled, I might pop on, but I suspect that might take a bit.  Normally, I’d be on here during the long drive…but I’m going to be driving the family car while my hubby drives the UHAUL.

We just don’t know what adventures we’ll have, but let’s hope it’s nothing too crazy.  I’d like smooth roads.  Boring would be okay, and kind of welcomed.

SO…we might be looking at October before I’m full-blast again…or Nov/Dec when work once again gets slow during school winter break.  I might post some pics during drive breaks.

Oh, I intend to provide Manic Monday material! – I got one ready to go for this next one!

‘Til then…don’t  you forget about me!  Keep posting and I’ll be by soon enough to bug ya!

 

Maybe BS

You are forewarned…this post might explode into some curse words – so proceed at your own risk:


“Non Committal” People frustrate me.

It’s even more aggravating, when these people are your “supposed” friends and extended family!  As we are soon to be moving out of state, we’ve never lived anywhere but Southern California.  We started a family in Lake Forest, and lots of the kids finishing elementary school/starting junior high, we’ve known many since pre-school.  Early sports, etc.

We’ve formed bonds with certain families, attending birthday parties through out the years, school fundraisers, etc.

As time goes on, and people’s schedules become more hectic, it’s understandable we would seldom hang out like we used to in the past.  However, we always think of each other as good friends.  And are happy when we attend same events or see each other on the sports fields.

…well, that’s how I view everyone.  So, when we get invited somewhere…I’m always excited and respond.  I’m always thankful they thought to invite us, and say YES or tell them how much we wish we could, but unfortunately have something already on the calendar.  If something BIG (like a wedding or a baby shower) I will try to rearrange my schedule so I don’t miss the “special” event.

That’s why I just can’t understand.  And this confusion has now led to anger.  After 13 years of living in Lake Forest and being part of many family lives, we are moving out of state to Oregon.   This trumps other basic/generic parties and hanging out. The past few weekends, I’ve been “scheduling” pool party/pot-luck get togethers as a way to see small groups of family/friends before we leave.

How the hell is it so fucking difficult to get someone to commit!  It’s should be, oh, you guys are leaving…we don’t want to miss saying goodbye, we can’t make that particular weekend – is there another time?  Wow, you guys took our kids to Six Flags Magic Mountain, had great parties, coached/team mom’d our kids sports…always reliable to volunteer, took thousands of photos and gave us great posters. We’re gonna miss you…

NOPE.  Crickets.  Are you fucking kidding me?

Most of us are all on Facebook and communicate very often on there, so I do an EVENT and send invite.  I know those that aren’t on their regularly, so I will text them on their cell to look at their event invite.  First of all, either they don’t respond at all…or they ALL respond with “maybe”  I schedule 3 weeks out to try an accommodate busy schedules.  You mean to tell me – not one of you can say YES? (outside of our best friends, of course) – here it is the Monday before the weekend of party.  Two weeks has passed and everyone, still bullshit maybes.

Here’s my response to your maybe

The ones that don’t respond at all, a week later, I’ll reach out to them on their Facebook main page and inquire if they saw the invite, “Oh, yeah, we can’t make it we’re busy.”  Well, fucking say so and give us a nice sentiment, at least…especially since I just gave you half of my daughter ‘s bedroom toys for FUCKING FREE.

I don’t know who’s worse – the no responders or the MAYBES.  We’re going to wait and see if something better comes up, or see if we feel like going that day on the day of.  Doesn’t matter that you are trying to coordinate a pot luck.  Which is another thing. if we offered free food and booze… who knows.

So, yes, I’m pretty amazed at how shitty and selfish people are and these parents (who I had admired other times) are teaching their kids – the next generation – that this is completely acceptable behavior!  Non-committal and it’s all about satisfying your desires.  I’ll hang with you if I have nothing better to do.

I’m sure if we won the lotto, and rented out a big facility with lights and DJ – everyone would be there…because that would be the event to attend and not miss this summer.

Screw you, the people I called friends.

And my family…my step sister told me the Saturday I suggested, her kids start school that Monday, so she’d be too busy and were thinking of having a pool party themselves…so if we wanted to drive and go see them?  I told her  that we were trying to see other people and schedule a group get together at our place.  Selfish.  The kids are 2nd and kinder – how much prep is involved for 2 days?  I’m packing up our lives and moving out of state!  hang out for an hour say goodbye and be done?  Fuck we’ll just see you Christmas at grandmas.  (maybe, if we choose to return this year or don’t have something better planned)

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Watch your tone

For the most part, my grrrs, most of my writing is upbeat, sunny-side-up, optimistic.  You’ll get a post occasionally where I might indicate some mild annoyance, but choose to poke fun or find dark humor.  Because who wants to read posts full of rage? Then you’re left after hitting “publish” all hot-n-bothered over what you just shared.  And you’re quite pissy for the next 20 minutes or so thinking over the situation.  And then, if you’re like me, end up spilling HOT COFFEE on yourself, which enhances your current mood and interesting sounds and words come flying out of your mouth.

Last night, I wanted to type something up so badly.  But with the aging process, comes wisdom.  (read as:  already been there / done that / suffered consequences / made note to self to…)

Basically the motto is NEVER type any material, especially e-mails,  while you are irritated.  The TONE will come across.  And yesterday, I was feeling quite annoyed.  My blogging pal, inquired where I was...I was busy with packing, as I had indicated, but I also needed time to stew over a couple of things. It’s funny, Mr. Sighty-pants (fellow blogger Sight11) once asked me – what bothers me.  What things do I dislike, not HATE, because hate is a strong word.

And I’ve got a couple of posts brewing (with my morning coffee) Sight.  I just need to compose and publish as separate posts, or they will be too long.  And I was always taught by other, very successful bloggers, a post shouldn’t go over 300 words.   This is nearing that mark!

So stay tuned…or be warned.  Chances are, it won’t be pretty. I’ll probably work myself up  into a lather.

 

Rainy road 

We are driving home from Vegas…still about 2 hours…in middle of desert, We go up a pass and RAIN.  What is this?

Bill:  “I hope we don’t get stuck in a flash flood”

DON’T SAY THAT!

He motions to the side road level with the highway loose dirt being saturated.  Perfect condition to wash out the road.

We got past it and no more rain…but could you imagine?