Contrary to popular belief...LOL....I have not disappeared from the online computer world. It's just been NUTZ around here. I have soooo many posts to write. I have thank yous to write to very special people. Suffice to say, the "poor" kidz, (mine) are gonna look better off than the "rich" kidz most days!! LOL...I have been so blessed, the blogosphere is an awesome thing...but I'll update y'all on all of that, in more detail, in a day or so. The kidz start school on Wednesday...which I find stupid, AUGUST 1st?? Anyway, we have 2 Open Houses at two different schools to go to tonight. One 5 almost 6 year old that is raring to go and an 11 year old boy that is scared to death of changing classes, lockers and all that comes with middle school....I'll be back later, it may be a day or so, or could be earlier....I don't know, let's just see how this goes....it's a busy, busy time. Love all you guys!!!!
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One fact about the Autism Research Institute that is quite remarkable is the fact that they spend 77.4% of their money, whether grants or contributions on their program expenses. Much of this goes to research and development. In the world of charities this is phenomenal. So, I ask that you check this site out and see what you think. And if you're led to, donate a few or many dollars. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this is the way for all those mothers and fathers out there to get their child back?
Now, what series of pic posts would be complete without the demon chickens? None that I post. And, I will note, I take these pictures from a distance. I'm not letting Satan's little creatures get anywhere near me, I will NOT get chased again.
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I know I call my kidz terrorists a lot. But they are not always way too active. I had to share the following picture of the two youngest when they are at the best behaved. I'd go so far as to share they are pure angels in this picture. I am not delusional though....I realize that yes, they are asleep and yes, they will wake up. But a mother can enjoy a "Non-Terrorist Zone" for as long as it lasts. God help us all!!
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Noni and I planted slews of seeds in our flower bed. Here are a few pictures of what we have. The whole thing is in bloom. I don't know what you call any of these, except the sunflower of course. If you don't mind, check out the tree one and see if you have an answer for me, k?
This is a tree we saw on the same road as the geese. Joey and I both really liked it. When we are able to afford it, we'd love to buy one and plant it. Does anyone know what kind of tree this is??
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As you all should be aware of, I LOVE taking pictures. No, I am not a professional by any means. I just thought I do a couple of pic post to show you our little corner of the world and what is in it. As I've said before, we go out riding in the evening almost every day during the week. Why? Because, I LOVE TAKING PICTURES!! And I am on the hunt for a picture of ALL the deer around here. However, they are usually in the back of this big field ( there are always at least 15 of them, most evenings around 25-30.) I can't ever get a good picture because they are way too far away. My camera doesn't have an attachable zoom lens and that is what you need for far away shots like this. Hubby says just as soon as the kidz get grown he'll buy me one. LOL....Anyway, here's the first of my pic posts with explanations beneath.
One of the roads we ride down has an enormous pond with slews of Canadian Geese. I love seeing them!! Sorry the pic is a little blurry. It's the whole zoom issue again.
This creature was in our back yard. Anyone know what it's called. Besides "huge ass lizard creature?" Do we have salamanders in Georgia? Is that what this is?
Kitty FIsher and Loki hanging out. Just couldn't resist the pics, they looked so cute. (Sorry Rob, I know you hate them. :-) I remember our cat discussion vividly!! The last picture is how they sleep most of the time.
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Okay...This may be a bit convoluted and confusing. To best explain the situation, I think I will use numbers, explain it in a sequential pattern.
Joey works at a company that is nationwide. It's not some fly-by-night construction outfit.
He's a cabinet installer.
His rate of pay is per job. Different jobs pay different amounts.
I told you all about his "promotion" that promised to pay a lot more, even when business was slow.
Since he began the "promotion" position, we haven't really seen an increase, well, a small one some weeks.
Joey swore someone was taking his money. I didn't know if it was the bi-polar or if he had a legitimate beef, at first. But, the jobs were suppose to pay a lot more. Granted, he DID a whole lot more work than before.
He's even worked until 3:00 am before to finish a job that "HAD" to be completed. He starts work at 7am, so this was a long, long workday, don't you agree?
He went into work one day and asked one of the sales reps a question about a job. The guy replied "You've already turned that paperwork in."
Joey told him, "I have not turned it in. I had questions for you before I turned it in." The guy replied, "Yes you have, let me go get it."
Joey got the paperwork, and more importantly, he got proof that they were taking money.
By 'They" I mean a guy that is, in some form, a pseudo supervisor. Let's call him "Mutt" the other party involved will be referred to as "Dustin"
When the guy went to get the paperwork, two things were obvious, a) the paperwork had been altered. They, "Mutt" & "Dustin" had copied the paperwork, which they took out of Joey's box at work. They covered up the pay detail part with a piece of paper and copied it. It was a horrible job. Lines were blatantly missing parts of the line. It looked similar to this: _____ _______. All told about 4 lines, in differing degrees of "cover up" were like this.
Even more disturbing was the fact they forged Joey's signature. It is blatantly obvious that it is not my husband's signature.
On this ONE job alone, over $562 was taken from us.
Joey's has done well over 30 jobs. If we figure even $200 dollars taken from us, that would equal $6000. But, it is a lot more than $200.
"Mutt" has been having a very good year. He's bought a boat, a new truck, and remote control cars that cost upwards of $500.
Joey went to the head supervisor, "Christopher" and he promised to go through the paperwork. He's doing it, but he is taking a loooong time.
We think they are just giving Joey the runaround. Joey has the numbers to call for the Corporate Office. He's just trying to give them a little time.
However, we are now convinced that it will take these calls and possibly litigation to retrieve the monies stolen. Forgery is a crime.
Joey told "Christopher" yesterday, "You need to get that paperwork finished. I need my money. I go home and can't buy my kidz an ice cream cone and those sons of a bitches are buying boats, four wheelers, toys and I know some of it is my money."
He also told him that Forgery is a crime, and if something wasn't done soon, he was going to make some calls to people that would get his money back.
"Christopher asked for just a few more days.
"They" seem to think that they can just pay Joey off and go about their lives.
Joey says, "No way, there have got to be some repercussions. They need to lose their jobs."
I tend to agree with him. It's wrong on so many levels it's not funny. Our house payment is late. I buy groceries for 5 people on $50-$60 a week. It's not right.
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Today is July 20. My kidz start school (Nicklaus & Noni) on August 1. The house payment has to be paid today. We have some saved up, the other is going to take almost all of Joey's check. Our electric bill is due as well, I have to call and see if we can delay payment until next Friday. Next Friday is the 27 of July. No more paydays until school starts. I have been trying to buy clothes off of Ebay. I can't even afford a lot of them. I've been using my paid posts money. Noni has a shorts outfit and a Capri outfit. Nicklaus has one pair of jeans. Do any of y'all have clothes that look good enough to be "back to school" clothes in sizes Boys Jeans-12, Shirts 14-16 or Little girls 6X that you want to sell cheap? I will pay for shipping too. If I can afford them, I am desperate. Nicklaus starts middle school this year and y'all know how cruel kidz can be, I want him to look nice. If y'all can help out in any way, I would greatly appreciate it. You can either leave a comment and I'll contact you, or click on the Booty Shaking Man in the sidebar and email me. I greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer!
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I went to my doctor's appointment yesterday. I told her all about the sweating, the way I was feeling lethargic and when the dosage increased it had me shaking really bad, I couldn't be still. So, she prescribed 50 mg ofZoloftto be taken in the morning and 100 mg of Trazadone to be taken at night. It's got me kinda loopy, but that's alright, I'm nuttier than a fruitcake most days anyway. Here are some things said in the doctor's office yesterday.
While the nurse was asking the standard questions about smoking, alcohol and using illegal drugs, I said I did not use illegal drugs. Another nurse, who is really a hoot and a half, said, "C'mon, be truthful." I replied, "You try living with my 3 terrorists and staying off drugs. It's not an easy task." Later while in the exam room the same nurse came in while the doctor was writing the prescription. I looked at her in all seriousness and quipped, "She's prescribing heroin."
The doctor asked me if I am trying to kill myself when I take the pills I do sometimes. I told her, "No, I just take them and go to my happy place. I have a high tolerance and it seems I only self-medicate when I've gone days without sleep and start seeing things. Hell, that makes me sound nuttier than a fruitcake, doesn't it?" "She replied, "I'm referring you to Dr. So-n-So, he's a wonderful psychiatrist here in Statesboro." Guess she answered my question, huh?
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I researched the depression thing and it says it is a "unipolar" condition. I was telling this to bipolar husband and Nicklaus overheard. Later he asked me this:
**"Mom, if you are unipolar and Dad is bipolar, what will we be?" Nicklaus, you'll be tripolar, Noni will be quadrapolar." "What will Nathan be, Momma?" "Heck Nicklaus, he'll be normal, there's always gotta be one in the family."
** Husband: "Big Momma (one of the chickens) is gone." Noni: "Momma, did you kill her?" Of course I didn't.
**"Moooooooooommmmmmmm....Nathan pooped in his dresser drawer."
**Husband: "You're looped out of your mind, aren't you?" Medicated Mommy: "Pretty Much." (I have 2 new medicines, I will tell you about that is another post.)
**After a particularly trying day with my operatives for al-Qaedaahem...kidz. Husband: "You know what there problem is, don't you? They've come unwhipped."
**Earthshatteringcaterwauling coming from the back seat. Earsplitting and headache inducing. Noni: " I can't sing opera like I used to. I used to be really good, now I am just good. That was in preschool and kindergarten though. I'm gonna be in first grade."
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Okay, it took me awhile to do this one. Sorry, Medicated Mommy hasn't been up to par. Actually, I got this award twice...hmmm...is that a good thing? The first wonderful blogger that picked me was the every witty, every wise Wander over atWander's World. The second lovely lady was everyone's favoriteBOOZINGerrr....I mean Schmoozing witchy poo, Maeve. What is a Schmooze Award for? It's for those bloggers that take the time to visit others in our little community, leave comments, make their prescense known. The schmoozers are those that create friendships that span thousands of miles with people they never "meet."
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2) The one thing that will make me want to kill someone is messing with my children. They are my life, my heart, my world and if you screw with them...you'll get butt kicked....hard.
3) I go nutz if I don't have anything to read. I read the back of cereal boxes if nothing else is available. I got rather odd looks from people in "the place we do not speak of" one day when Nicklaus handed me a book and upon my seeing it, I told him, "No honey, no one dies in that one, it's all about love and crap." I prefer books in which someone dies, in real life if possible.
4) I have corresponded with people on death row. Including Darlie Routier, whom I feel is 100% innocent. We wrote about 50 letters back and forth. I stopped, I don't know why...not enough time I guess. You should read her site, do a little research and see what you think.
5) I live in a small town. There is this one cemetary on the road we travel on to go "to town." No matter what day there is always a new "tent" up. The tents are for burials. I can't imagine that many people dying and there still being a town. I, however, have turned this into a game. Upon passing by the cemetary, all 3 of my children will play, "Count The Tents." I took this picture to show y'all...There was only one that day...but there was a fresh pile of dirt waiting for the new occupant. lol..
6) When my youngest, Nathan, goes to school, I am going to go to work. I want to do something in the writing field. I have written for several newspapers, e-zines and the like.
7) I am terrified of my children growing up. I cried for a whole day when Nicklaus completed 5th grade. Why?? Because now he will be in middle school...I am not ready for him to start being "grown."
8) I love blogging, I have met so many cool people both online and in real life. It's a blessing to me. I have no car, so when hubby is at work, I sit here, by myself, with 3 kidz, sometimes 7 days a week. THis is my outlet.
I was thinking when we had another get together at the house, wouldn't it be cool to play cards? Maybe make it like a casino night, with poker tables, roulette wheel, Blackjack and all the other stuff. We wouldn't have to play for real money or anything. It would just be cool, I think, to get together with our friends and have like "theme" nights. Maybe they could be based around games or something. One night have a charades night. I just think it may be fun. Or it could just be another nutty idea of mine.
As I mentioned earlier, we like to go out riding around and looking for deer and such. My camera won't zoom as far as I would like so therefore, I can't get the pictures I want. I am saving up though!! We chanced upon the following bit of wildlife on one of the dirt back roads. Joey and Justin swear it belongs to a bobcat or panther. They said the teeth are definitely canine, if so, this was one huge kitty cat. What do y'all think? Guy?? Catfish?? What is it??
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Well, tonight as we were riding around looking for deer, and seeing OVER 50 OF THEM, Joey decided to tell the dead bluebird story again. See, Justin was with us, and he, being the only person on the planet in our circle of acquaintances that had not heard the story, had to be told. A few years ago, come to think of it, every year, we are regaled with horror stories of West Nile Virus. It's a virus transmitted through mosquito bites and can prove quite deadly. We, the citizens of the South, are told to look for such things as dead birds. Well, one day, I noticed a rather large bluebird feet to the sky in our driveway. I got on the phone with the health people and was promptly reassured that dead bluebirds are not indicators of West Nile, it's their counterpart the Cardinals, or redbirds. Anyhow, I later looked at Joey in an "I shoulda had a V-8 moment" and said, "OH MY GOD, I killed the bird...it was me. I am a bird killer." Joey asked why I would think I killed a bird. Well, I'll tell you all how. See, I went outside and threw some bread out for the dear little birdies to eat. I swear, even though I do NOT like birds, I did not do this intentionally. When I looked out later, ants had covered the bread, I hate ants as well, and I quickly decided to kill the little bastards. What did I do? Well, I sprayed poison all over those suckers, thus, when the little birdies came to eat, at least the bluebird did, I can only assume, he ingested a poison filled snack and dropped from the sky.
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“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.” --Nora Ephron (Screenwriter & Director) Isn't it funny that those who are in the most dire need of help, never seek it. They merely surround themselves with insane conditions and then spend a better part of their life lashing out at those around them and never really seeing that they may be the ones in need of assistance?
Thought I'd share with you a few pics from our redneck get together...yeehaw..ain't nuthin' better than guys with guns!!
And no decent down home gettin' together is complete without some horseshoe throwin'!!
And here's a pic you won't see the likes of often. (Don't worry Lisa...yer face is hidden) My beautiful niece with a baby....she is never going to procreate. And I won't tell her she needs to again. Every time I did, I ended up pregnant.
This baby ALMOST makes me want more.(then I remember they DO grow up) ..he's the cutest kid in the universe. And, I might add, he's a very smart tyke as well. This is his grandmaw. (okay...Nana) ...my best friend Sherry...she ain't proud of her cutie pie a bit is she?? Y'all that are the praying kind, say a few words for Baby J, k? He had club feet when he was born and now his casts are off and his braces are on. I'd appreciate it!! Also say a prayer or two for my friend and Sherri's sis in law, she's on her umpteenth dozen battle with cancer and has a little boy ( I think he's 7 or 8) that needs his momma. She's the one in the stylish do-rag. I love those things, but can't ever figure out how to tie them right. Michelle is cool as heck and had an awesome dice game she was teaching us to play.
Crazy BITCH WITH GUN....RUN PEOPLE...ARE YOU MAD??
THE AFTERMATH...THAT'S A WHOLE LOTTA SHOOTIN' EH? And Joey had to clean it all up.....
I can't wait to do this all again. We had 15 guests in the Nutz house that day...and it was great!! I love having people come over to our house, since our last one was so small.
Well, I have to go to the doctor again on Wednesday. With this new medication I have to be careful what I take with it. I have heard so many good things about Hoodia that I am going to ask if I can take it. I really need to lose a few pounds, and from all that I have heard, Hoodia seems to be the way to go. I've researched it, and I would love to try it. We'll have to find out!! Maybe I can not be crazy and skinny, that would be cool!!
I told you I would be back in just a second to finish this...hmmm...where was I? Oh yes, I was driving blissfully unaware to McDonald's. Well, while I was driving, I saw something in the road. I was unable to identify it, however, noted it's existence, by saying, "Whew, I am glad we didn't hit that!" To which Nicklaus asked what it was. My reply, "I have no idea, but it looked like something that didn't need to be hit." I drove on.....shortly after passing a local police officer, I heard a very disturbing sound. It sounded like my tire was falling off! I pulled over in some rather tall grass, examined the tire, in all of my car aptitude, decided I needed air and was proceeding to pull off. The police officer I mentioned before, was pulling in right behind me. Now, I had a dilemma, should Medicated Mommy, disembark and show off her quite fashionable attire, or stay burrowed in my seat, glancing furtively at him like a maniacal crack addict? If you've read me at all, you know, I threw caution to the wind, climbed out of the ol' mini van and said, "I heard my tire making an awful noise," ( damn, I sound like Eddie Haskell, or one of those damn Brady children) "and I pulled over. I think my tire is low on air and am going to the station now to put some in." The police officer walked over, pushed on the tire and said, "Ma'am, you can put all the air you want to in that, it's flatter than a pancake. Do you have a spare?" After replying I had no idea, then suddenly saying, as if in answer to the Final Jeopardy question, "YES, YES, I do have a spare. It's one of those, umm....danish, cookie, heck, what is it called?" "A donut, ma'am?" Yes, that's it!!! He proceeded to tell me to pull over to a driveway so he could change the tire. I did as told. The whole time thinking, I am sweating like a speed freak, that damn medicine is of the devil....Anyway, we pulled over, he got out, I got the tire out, all the while Nicklaus, the unmedicated King of ADD, babbling along. At one point, he asked the officer, "Do you have Internet? I mean, at home? If you do, you can read her blog. It's called My Mom is Nutz..." I blithely spoke over him, hoping that my attire along with my obviously, "don't get out much" children would not brandish me a loon. Although, I may have been labled one by medical professionals, one must try to keep up appearances, ya know. Even when dressed like someone who has no idea what is 'okay" to wear in public. I silently thanked God above I did not have on my "golden bedroom slippers that look like Liberace or a drag queen gave them to me." I almost had. Anyway, long story short, no jack, officer called garage, garage came and changed tire for free, farmer man and wife filled up all the other tires with air, kidz had burgers, I had Japanese, with some sushi thrown in for all my trouble. I returned home, arms sore from crossing them over my 365DD boobage so as not to have them fall to my knees in front of everyone and God. I've nursed 3 children okay??? Now, I have to make a run to the local grocery store. Husband is too tired and sore to do it, my medication dosage doubles tonight, so, I have to pack up some supplies, Lord knows what tomorrow will bring. I must go find my bra and something suitable to wear......I'll be sure to tell you what tragedy befalls me this time. I will be setting out with Noni this time. It's her turn. My kidz view traveling with me much like some view a roller coaster ride. It's fun, It's scary, just scream and hold on!!
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I took the above picture while sitting on our back porch. I love taking pics of clouds and such. Just thought I'd share the above with you before embarking on the following story of life in my world. Buckle up.... :-)
I'm not one that's known to heed my mother's advice. Perhaps, in the future, I will. Let me relate a bit of yesterday to you. Joey has been working super long hours. Thursday afternoon, around 5:00pm when he returned to the shop, they, (*they being those in a supervisory position) asked hubby if he could possibly go and "do" a house that desperately needed completion. By "do" I mean outfit the whole home with cabinets, counters, bars, the like. He said yes, since we need the extra money. He took Justin ( before in my blog, he has been referred to as my boy toy, remember? Joey got him a job at his place of employment.) Hubby returned home at 3:00 am, grabbed a shower, settled down and got a restful hour and a quarter sleep. Got up, returned to work, worked until 6:00pm the next night, came home, crashed and then got up Saturday morning at 6:00am for a side job. He returned home around 7:00pm. Needless to say he was tired beyond belief. Therefore, I, the medicated wife, decided to throw caution to the wind and go to McDonald's and grab dinner. Bear in mind, there was a perfectly good package of pork chops, ready for the making in the fridge, however, this was too insurmountable a task for Medicated Mommy to tackle. Noni was asleep on the couch, Hubby promptly passed out in the recliner and the two boys begged to accompany me. I was dressed in the finery every Medicated Mommy must also model. My shorts that I sleep in, braless in a black T-shirt and Crocs on. After all, the only people who would even remotely see me were the clerks at Mickey D's and the ones at the Japanese drive-thru. Which all told, that is why I decided to drive the 30 minutes to McDonald's instead of the 10 minutes to Subway. It was not that I must feed my children Happy Meals with the much sought after Hello Kitty and Flying Wheel thingy toys. Nope, Medicated Mommy needed a shrimp bowl with extra sauce and a salad with ginger. After negotiating the fallen tree in our driveway (another story) I set out on my first foray into the public in over a week. Except the doctor's office, of course. While we were leaving our neighborhood, Nicklaus asked, "Momma, did you bring the cell phone?" To which I replied, "No, that was something else to remember. I have purse, money and kidz, I am fine." Oh Lord, if only I'd listened to my mother and dressed in case of incident while in public. I did have on clean underwear....but that did not play into what occurred next. I must stop now...and write another needed post...however, I will finish this up in just a second....ahem....
Yep, it doesn't seem possible. My kidz start school on August 1st! I've been ordering a few clothing items the past several weeks, not nearly enough for them to start school though. Joey is doing a few side jobs so we can get them what they need. Nicklaus wants to get a pair of Air Jordan shoes. Noni really doesn't care as long as they are "girl" shoes. I always try to buy more "expensive" shoes, because if I don't, I'll be buying 2-3 more pairs during the year. I don't know, right now, the thought of going and buying everything they need is really overwhelming. I wish they did not have to go back until after Labor Day like a lot of school systems I know.
Doing absolutely nothing...nothing at all....however, while I lay on the couch the last several days...amazing things have happened. Wanna know what? Well, for one, Noni clogged the toilet up with a whole roll of Charmin - the double roll kind- so, after Joey got the plunger and unclogged it, I had a crap stained from bowl to outer rim toilet to clean...then, I went into the laundry room, to try and make myself do something, I figured laundry would be the way to start. Oh hell, there was a substance that looked just like blood all over my floor. After counting kidz and kittens I knew that nothing had happened to them, I realized Nathan had turned the freezer off, and it was a mixture of some sort of wild animal blood. Deer, rabbit...squirrel...who the hell knows. I threw some kitty litter on it and went and laid back down. I'll clean it up when he moves the freezer out and takes all the spoiled meat out of it. I turned it back on, so it wouldn't stink the house up. Hell, I may never get up again. Well, I did, I guess, to come in here and bitch about it. I have some pics and stuff to post tomorrow...if I get off the couch...lol...nah...I have to I guess....the house is falling down around me...
I am on the mend....the medicine is getting into my system I guess....hubby takes twice the dosage I do, so I guess we're both crazier than hell....who knows? The Effexor does make you feel weird at first. Like your hair is crawling and I have goose bumps all the time. I don't want to do a whole lot, but the alternative isn't great, (accidentoal overdose because I take other stuff to self-medicate...ahem....)so I guess I'll take them. But, I didn't want to lose ALL three of my readers, so I decided to post a few pics I took of the July 4th's fireworks. I thought they were pretty cool.
Well, It's Official...And I Have the Papers to Prove It....
Monday, July 09, 2007
Blogging is going to be sparse for a week or so, I am trying to adjust to some medication given to me by my doctor. I've been labeled crazy. Well, they call it Major Depressive Disorder. I had a horrible day yesterday. Everything was going great around here, and I screwed it all up. I won't go into too much detail and bore you all, but lets just say, I self medicated to a point that bordered on ridiculous. Technically, a person that has a low tolerance for medications probably wouldn't be here. I, however, have an enormous tolerance and therefore take way more...and live. I act stupid, and out of it,I stumble and slur but I live. I always seem to do this stupid shit, especially if I haven't slept in 3 or 4 days. Yep, I have sleep depravation along with depression...great. Do you know if you can last 3 days with no sleep, sooner or later you start to see things that aren't there? No? Me, neither. I think it's when all is well in the Nutz household that I get antsy...knowing it will end soon. So, I go ahead and end it myself. I become the screwed up one. I am hoping the medication I was given, Effexor ER 75mg and later it will be 150 mg helps. So, don't think I am gone....I will be back....I just gotta adjust to life a bit.
If you live in the UK then your car shopping headaches are over! You simply have to type your way to this site that began in August, 2006 - The name of this wonder site? BuyYourCar. This company is fairly new, buts its already a force to be reckoned with. If you can't bear the thought of traipsing about looking at anymore Used Cars, then sit down, relax, have a cup of tea while you investigate the totality of this website. The site itself is very similar to those online dating services, Instead of looking for your soul mate, you are looking for a way to get out and find them! An prospective buyer will find dedicated pages by make of vehicle, one can utilize the New Regional Search!! You'll never have to go to the ends of the earth chasing out one good car and another. You can simply enter where you want to look and receive the listings for only that area. A few helpful tools on the site are Online enquiry forms and Google location maps with interactive directions.
This site not only helps the buyer, it also helps those involved in Private Car Sales . Dealers are allowed to increase their profit margins because of the way it lists cars by regions and makes. Plus each and every dealer that lists on Buy Your Car will receive Standard Listings, in addition to that an Individual Listing is given as well. Basically it's a win-win situation. A person looking for a used car can find exactly what they want because the dealer has it listed on-site.
So, despite the fact they are relatively new, they are fast becoming the premiere car listing site.
Freebies will be posted before the weekend is through. I have been busy trying to clean up my house. We are having a gathering of friends and family over to grill out ( That's barbecue to y'all Yankees) and shoot skeet, throw horseshoes, etc....Y'all c'mon over if'n y'all get the chance, mmmkay? See you all later....have a great weekend!
Is to put it mildly. I have been trying for months now to get my kidz records changed to a new doctor here in Statesboro. Please....if you live in my area and are looking for a pediatrician, steer clear of Pooler Pediatrics or Rincon Pediatrics. They suck. I've blogged about some of Nicklaus' learning related disabilities and such. He also has a few developmental ones. Not large ones, he just needs help with fine motor skills and such. Well, his school did not let me know this until our last parent conference, but they had been faxing my pediatrician for THREE MONTHS and received NO RESPONSE. I've had Nicklaus off of his ADD medication for the summer, because, I can deal with him when he's not in school with it, but he NEEDS it for school. Homework is not a task Nicklaus can do without his meds. Don't tell my I'm drugging my child or some other sort of nonsense, we've tried everything to keep him off the medication, but he simply cannot concentrate without it. Plus, I don't tell you how to raise your kidz, and you don't tell me how to raise mine...it's a fair trade, yes? So, I have until August 1 -that's when school begins-to get him on his meds, get their vaccinations up to date ( a chicken pox booster, I find it incredibly stupid, the shot wears off when it is the most dangerous for one to get chicken pox, but that is another post.) So, here I sit, with no doctor for my children and an assload of tasks to do before three weeks are up. OY!
I know firsthand how hectic it is to plan a move. If you are a regular reader of mine, you know we bought our first, and hopefully last, house in August 2006. First you have to research moving companies. Finding one you can trust and one you can afford can be quite a time consuming task. Lord only knows how people who move overseas and have to find international shipping do it. And what if you had to procure auto transport as well? If you find yourself in any of these positions, you should really check out Relocation.Com. Not only will you find the answers to these questions from people who understand that making the right decisions in these fields may make all the difference in a successful move, you will also be able to seek advice and/of help in your career search in your new location. If you haven't yet selected your perfect home, you can even find Real Estate Agents in your new hometown. So, if you're changing location in the future, or simply want to research your options, you've got to check out Relocation.com, you won't be disappointed! They are experts in their field, and you won't have to worry about leaving anything out if you follow their suggestions!!
I went outside to smoke a ciggy the other night and saw this creature on my door. Being ever mindful that anything that happens in my life that seems odd or interesting must be blogged about. I got hubby to hold a dollar bill up to show the size of this beetles. Is that huge or what?? Upon completion of the pic opp, I smushed, that is the technical term...smushed, the creature. Hubby asked me, "Why did you do that for? That bug may have done some good or something." To which I replied, "It will do some good now, either the chickens will eat it or the ants will. Thus, completing the circle of life thingy we learned about while watching "The Lion King" a bajillion times."
And no, that is not a roach, palmetto bug or what have you...it is some form of beetle.
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**CRACKERFIRES** + REDNECKS = BOOM POWER BABYYYY....WANNA SEE WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR TONIGHT?
Well, to start it off, we'll be attending the 2007 Firecracker Fest in Statesboro. Our very first since becoming Bulloch County Residents. Then we'll return home and have a go at these babies.
**This is what Noni has called fireworks, firecrackers since she was old enough to talk. We just kept calling them that....And just for posterity, we couldn't wait until tonight to do them, so we had to do a couple last night....plus I got to try out the fireworks setting on my camera.
You'd have to have been living under a rock to have missed all the hype and hooplah about The Police lately. It's all worth it!! But, just in case you haven't heard, I'll fill you in. The Police dropped a 2 CD set that hit the stores on June 5, 2007 and to put it mildly, it's simply amazing!! If you'd like to have a little look into what our friends across the big pond (that would be the UK) are seeing on the telly, then you have got to check out this thirty second TV spot that Universal Music is running:
Interested in what's on the new Police CD ? Here's a track list, as you can see, there isn't one song on here that most Police fans don't know ALL of the words to:
Disc: 1 1. Fallout 2. Can't Stand Losing You 3. Next To You 4. Roxanne 5. Truth Hits Everybody 6. Hole In My Life 7. So Lonely 8. Message In a Bottle 9. Reggatta De Blanc 10. Bring On the Night 11. Walking On the Moon 12. Don't Stand So Close To Me 13. Driven To Tears 14. Canary In a Coalmine
Disc: 2 1. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 2. Voices Inside My Head 3. Invisible Sun 4. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 5. Spirits In the Material World 6. Demolition Man 7. Every Breath You Take 8. Synchronicity I 9. Wrapped Around Your Finger 10. Walking In Your Footsteps 11. Synchronicity II 12. King Of Pain 13. Murder By Numbers 14. Tea In the Sahara
Also included in the 2 CD set is a really cool vintage The Police poster. That's not all!! The Police have also embarked on a concert tour. If they came anywhere near where I live, you can bet your bippy I'd be there. Alas, not too many big name concerts in ol' Brooklet, Georgia though! My kids had never even heard of The Police until I bought this CD and now they each have different songs they love. All seem to agree that "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da " is one that must be sung, ahem, yelled at the top of one's voice. They love it. With this release, The Police are branching out into a whole new generation of fans.