Posted in Animals,, Decisions, Life, Parties, People, Prompt

Independence Thoughts

A friend I Follow at The Confusing Middle….theconfusingmiddle.com…posts prompts every Wednesday and this week is “Independence”. If you haven’t checked out that blog, I highly recommend it. But Go After you read this! After all, I sent you there. That should mean something!

Okay, Now for my thoughts:

Independence Day aka (also known as.. for all you non-English people out there) is the day America celebrates it’s Independence! While I love the idea of the celebration and some of the things we do to celebrate it.. Potlucks,Parades, Festivals and even Store Sales..the one thing I don’t like is the fireworks! There are a few reasons I don’t like them. They’re noisy.. which makes my cats hide and there is no escaping a Migraine attack, But, the main reason is, they are dangerous. I fear fire. If a roof in the park catches fire, it will spread quickly plus, not a year goes by without some idiot burning a finger off, or setting an animal on fire. People go crazy with their “celebrating” with some even shooting guns in the air. Remember, what goes up, must come down, somewhere. Fireworks under controlled settings are okay, although, still loud.

I am proud to be an American and to be free to celebrate it, the way I want. I am just not proud of some of our Americans stupidity.

Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!

Posted in Decisions, Family, Life, People, Self-Care

A Rant

This is a Rant because I need to vent!

My Sister who I am NOT speaking to or is not speaking to me… whatever…gave my new phone number to an Ex-Friend that I want nothing to do with! She knows this and probably gave her my number to simply Piss Me Off! Well, it worked. However, upon receiving the text from Ex-Friend stating she wants to talk to me, I simply responded with, “I am really not interested.” and that ended that. Her numbers have been Blocked.

As for my Sis, I am NOT going to confront her.. although, I would damn well like to… for giving out my number… especially to Ex-Friend… without my permission; unless She contacts me! I am sure if she does; it will be to call me Unchristian..blah..blah..blah..but,

I do not want Toxic people in my life.

Posted in Decisions, Life, Yesterday

Preparation & Motivation

Yesterday, my neighbor came by, along with his Cousin.  His Cousin is very interested in purchasing my place (which isn’t even up for Sale, yet!). That knowledge has given me serious Motivation.

I started the Pre-qualification Process with a mortgage company through Zillow, while the house was being painted on the outside this morning – I scrubbed like a crazy person on some of the cabinets and counters.  I did not do the entire kitchen at once, for various reasons, and… although, this might sound silly to some…I packed a box which includes Pumas’ Ashes.  I have written Fragile, Important and Puma on the box for when it is actually moved.  But, I know I will not be having her Ashes turned into anything until I get settled in my next place….  I haven’t given up the RV idea, if I could find an affordable one, I really like.  It’s funny, but even being smaller than here..some of those places feel huge!

Anyway, tomorrow should be the final day of painting the house, plus, it’s another early morning so I am going to call it an early night.

  Have a great and blessed Sunday!

Posted in Considering, Decisions, Faith, Humor, Life, Me

Progress & Humor

I have found a few possible condos on Zillow that would be cheaper then here even with the monthly payment. So, I have contacted a Lender to see if I Prequalify for anything. Prayers, Please.

I am considering putting my house up for sale within the next few weeks. We shall see. Hey, if God wants this to happen, it will!

As for humor, here is another page from my Punctuation Calendar. Remember, Comma’s are very important!

Posted in Decisions, Focus, Life

Actions & Options

So, aside from dreaming and considering moving; C. and I went to look at some Travel Trailers, yesterday.  I fell in love with 2, but, the payments would be to high especially with space rent.  So, there is no point in that.  I have found a few condos which would be perfect, if I qualify. 

I need to look into the difference between a Lender and a Realtor, though.  Do they do the same, as far as showing the house, etc? 

I am hoping to get a Realtor I know to give me a Free Estimate of what this place is worth so I can sell it, myself.    I also checked with my friend, TR to see if she will take the cats if I haven’t found a place right after my place closes and having to move.  Worse comes to worse, I could wind up in someplace like Siegel, while I find somewhere.  TR responded with a definite Yes!  

Spent 15-20 minutes going through a stack of paperwork, today.  While, you can’t tell a difference, I can.

And, that’s what matters.

Posted in Considering, Decisions, Health, Las Vegas, Life, Me, Weather

Missed Yesterday

Hey Guys,

Sorry I missed, yesterday. May as well be honest and say I forgot until it was to late. I didn’t forget thinking of you; just the writing part.

Still debating on which way to go when I sell this place.. Another mobile home or a Travel Trailer. Either way, I need cheap to no space rent.

The wind is back in force which doesn’t help my sinuses or Migraines especially when I have to walk to the mailboxes.

Posted in Decisions, Life, Thoughts

Friend Turned Acquaintance

There are different levels of friendship and it is a shame when someone drops.

I don’t have a lot of friends but I prefer quality over quantity, and want to surround myself with positive people who build me up verses cut me down. 

That being said, let me share about the situation with K:

I have known K. for a while.  I met her when I had my Smart car. K. worked at the repair shop I took her to.  Anyway, I have had problems with K in the past.  She went to see Donny and Marie with me a few years ago and almost ruined it by going on about how she really didn’t care for Donny, then making fun of me when I was nervous about meeting him, She came over and kept picking at my cat because the cat doesn’t like her, She got annoyed when we were on the phone because I received a package and was excited to open it, saying, “Okay, I guess our conversation isn’t that important.”etc.. 

I think the final hit came yesterday.  We were catching up via phone and K asked what I have been doing.  I told her about the Secret Santa Exchanges and she goes, “Secret Santa?  I thought that was only at Christmas?”. When I explained about the themed exchanges during the year; she said sarcastically, “Oh great. Now I will have to hear about that all year.”. I said, “No, I won’t talk about it with you but you asked what I have been doing.”

That hurt because if you are a friend, you should at least listen even if it isn’t something you are interested in.

I am realizing what a selfish, condescending and rude person, K is. I have decided not to call her anymore and hopefully the friendship will fade away.

Thoughts?

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Animals,, Decisions, Me, T

A-Z Challenge-T = Time

Planning for and celebrating Christmas can take a lot of Time.

Sending out Christmas cards, Shopping, Getting gifts delivered on Time, cleaning the house for visitors, decorating for the season, cooking or setting your schedule for guests, partying or traveling..if that’s your thing…The list seems endless. Some people get stressed, just thinking about it.

Just remember to take care of yourself during this Time, and don’t forget the real reason for the season.

This may have been short, but, adding a quick life, update:

Picked up Puma, yesterday..So to speak, I know it’s her Ashes…The box is still in the bag along with the weird picture frame with footprint, tacky poem, and piece of her fur. I didn’t want a footprint. It’s morbid. I would rather they make those when they are alive.

Anyway, been feeling weird. Having a hard time at the idea of Euthanasia for animals and not for people. Also, not ready to move the box/bag to be packed in a moving box or trunk in the dark. I know she is gone.. and Yes, I do believe Animals have souls and go to Heaven!…but, my mind is just off kilter right now, and I can’t deal.

My remaining cats miss her, as well; especially Monkey, as they were best friends.

Please, keep us in your prayers while we adjust.

And tomorrow is the letter, U. You will have no idea where I will go with that….see what I did there?.. because it is a bit out there… but still related to Christmas

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Animals,, Decisions, Holidays, P, Thoughts

A-Z Challenge-P = Party

My topic is Christmas since it’s my favorite Holiday.  But, first, an update:

Today marks a week since I lost my beautiful Puma due to Liver Failure.  She was 16.

She was my beautiful, Bengal.  Even though, I have had to do this with now 7 animals, I am having a hard time.  Why is it we can let animals go; when it’s illegal for humans?  Yes, Puma was suffering a bit, but if you’re elderly relative was suffering, you can’t legally make that decision.  And on this depressing note, let’s get on with our topic of Christmas Parties:

Yeah, Super bad segway.  Anyway… 

I have been to a few Parties at Christmas.  The work Parties which usually has dinner, dancing and raffle prizes, the church Parties for children and adults, and and of course the family and friends gatherings which are technically, Parties. 

I remember the day after attending a work Party, I was in the elevator with a hangover and some girls were talking, loudly.  I was like “Shhh” and they go, “Oh my God, you went to the Party?”. I’m like, “Yes, and now I have a headache.”. Then they go, “Wow, that’s so cool, we thought…”.  I go, “What? That I’m a total Prude and never drink?”. and they go, “Well, Yeah.”.  That was over 20 years ago, but, still…. I wonder if that is still the attitude of most people when it comes to fitting in…but, I digress. I love to dress up for Parties. I don’t care if everyone else wears jeans. A Party is a celebration.. especially at Christmas. Most Parties are enjoyable, but, rarely without drama.

Please share about a Party you attended. It could be a strange reaction like mine, a drama moment, or just about some of the foods you ate. What do you consider a Party?

Tomorrow is Q, and surprisingly, I think I know where I am going with it. Any guesses?

Posted in Decisions, Family, Life, Me

Yesterday Continuation Etc..

I would like to thank you all for your answers on Yesterdays Post and question if you are or are not taking the Covid Vaccine. It makes me happy when we can be adult and share our personal views without arguments and debates or name calling, etc.

My sister sent me a text of everything she believes the vaccines are made of which includes human tissue or blood and dead animal blood. I am going to make my own decision on this. I am doing my own research. I have an appointment scheduled for my first dose next week, and C. also got an appointment at the same place 15 minutes after mine. We also did the same for the 2nd dose in April.

In other news, I just listened to one of the Dr. Suess books which is being banned. “If I Ran The Zoo.” was actually being read aloud. My question is, “What’s wrong with it?” Sure, he mentions Mosques and Noah’s Ark, but I find nothing offensive, there. Maybe, it’s me but I am going to listen to the others also, that are considered Bad, if I can find them.

I believe we should have had a vote in this. I think most people think we are going overboard.