that it was a pretty good week. Coffee was made. I was the only one drinking coffee again, except on that one day that I slept too long. There was no time for doing much of anything on that day.
On most days, I worked, slept, read books, took some pictures and watched Netflix. Also, I drove the kids to an activity or two. It was a pretty typical week . . .
Until Saturday . . . when we went to the Comic Con in Columbus. It was just Lucas, Eva and I this time.
Eva dressed up like Super Girl. We forgot the cape but no one cried about it. She still looked really cute. She’s still a little shy about asking people to take pictures with her.
I dressed up like Lois Lane. Well, like Lois Lane if she were a hipster or a retro hipster. It worked. No one cried about it.
I tried to get Lucas to dress up like Clark Kent. He didn’t think he looked enough like Clark Kent to pull it off. (He would make an excellent Lobo though. He also does not want to dress up like Lobo. Maybe it’s too much leather?
I spent most of the time looking for a Superman so Eva, aka Supergirl, could have her picture taken with him. Superman is an elusive being. I could not find him anywhere.
I couldn’t even find Clark Kent. I still have his name badge.
If you want to know about how to make DIY Halloween costumes, Pinterest is full of ideas as usual.
P.S. My boyfriend does not want to do any of them. Maybe Clark Kent will go with me next year.
Finally!! We found Superman . . . with Wonder Woman, of course.
I almost went camping with my boyfriend at the Rootwire Music Festival. It’s in Ohio somewhere. At a campground. I think you had to pay extra for showering.
My boyfriend calls me a decepticon because I used to go camping with him. I didn’t tell him that camping is not my favorite thing.
I didn’t go again for the fourth year in a row . I stayed home with the kid, the rabbit and Manny Pacquiemeow, the cat. By the way, the cat is a jerk.
My time was spent reading, watching Netflix, cleaning and not leaving the house too much. Although, I had to go buy coffee creamer. I was going to buy pizza but the freezer at the store was not working. I had to tell the cashier. But at least the ice cream freezer was ok. I also forgot to buy ice cream.
Is it ironic that someone who doesn’t leave the house much thinks about traveling so much? It’s mostly because I don’t like driving. Someday, I’ll go see the world. My bank account also says no at the moment.
I found a budget app because I need help budgeting. I can do it but I get lazy about it. Then before you know it – broke again. I should be able to afford comic books by October. Maybe September.
I watched the entire season of Riverdale. I’m trying to watch Supernatural still. I made it through the first episode.
I’m trying to decide what album to do a review on for next week. There are a few to choose from. I thought I had a list but I can’t find it. Will have to start the list from scratch.
I have a 100 or more pages to read of “The Midnight Queen.” What are the odds that I’ll finish and have a book review ready by tomorrow?
I have to take pictures today. It’s not like it’s a requirement. It’s only for the blog. I can’t help myself though. I’m almost always taking pictures.
If you get a chance, check out my #weekendcoffeeshare board on Pinterest. If you’re in the link-up, I try to share your post on Pinterest- even if you don’t have a Pinterest button.
I’m working on perfecting a coffee smoothie. There are several recipes on Pinterest. The one I used was for one cup. I forgot to redo the figures for making more. So I added ice cream. Ice cream makes almost everything better.
Lucas thinks I should sell coffee smoothies in the driveway. I’m not against the idea.
that I started working at a new place. It’s ok – not super fantastic. I know a few people there so it’s been alright.
I’m trying to get back into writing my book. I decided to break it up into chapters for now. I tend to get distracted by everything so it’s been difficult to concentrate on just writing. There are also writing tips on Pinterest. Off-topic: I still have a crush on Tom Jones and he can also be found on Pinterest. OMG. I love the Internet.
I finished reading, My Trip to Adele. I’ll be working on doing the review later today.
I also finally finished watching Lost. I was really happy that Sayid and Shannon reunited. That’s all that I really cared about – Sayid and his love life. And maybe Sawyer. Sayid and Sawyer are 90% of the reason I watched the show.
My middle kid will be so happy that I’m finished watching Lost. She wants me to watch Supernatural so that I understand all of the memes that she shows me.
Last week, I started planning posts on a blog calendar. It’s been helpful. Some people plan their blog out for a year. I’m not that ambitious. I planned for about a month.
Now I have to go take a picture for a future blog. The plan for the week is to read and take pictures. Plus, work. Gotta make that money.
If we were having coffee, it would be a quick coffee date. I’m supposed to be getting ready to go to a birthday party for my nephew.
Here is a list of things I’m supposed to do.
Make waffles. (I don’t have a waffle iron.)
Brush my teeth. (My kid has left the mess from her charcoal mask in the sink. I brushed them in the shower.)
Get my kids up and ready. (It’s a struggle in progress.)
Organize everything. It’s not happening today. However, I have lots of pins on Pinterest about organizing.
Clean everything. I also have a new board on Pinterest about cleaning hacks.
The boyfriend is gone again for the weekend. Let’s hope he gets back before I have to mow the lawn. I haven’t done that since 2007.
Figuring out how to go to my friend’s Dirty 30 birthday party. I’m just going to go. Just going . . . I haven’t been to a party for grown-ups since I don’t even remember when. This is a picture of their actual cake.
Here is a list of stuff that are completed.
We went to the 4th of July parade. Some of us only complained and begged to go to the park 10 times before the parade even started.
The kids and I already went to see the 4th of July fireworks. My middle kid spent most of the time invading my space, hanging onto my bag and trying to hold my hand. She said “I’ll never let go Jack,” about twenty times. She’s 12. Pretty soon she won’t want to be seen in public with me and will be so ready to let go.
We went to my nephew’s birthday party.
I did the dishes. There are still more.
I read half of a book. There’s still more.
Sleeping happened, except when it was supposed to happen.
We went to the comic book store. It took longer to find it than I thought. We didn’t spend too much time there. Hopefully next time. 🙂
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I left the coffee pot on too long. I think I burnt it but it’s still tastes like coffee.
My assignment at the temporary agency is over. Thank God! Previously, I worked at a very safety conscious factory. This last place was the opposite. It was like they never heard of safety or OSHA.
I’ve been trying to get some reading done. Book reviews, Book reviews, Book reviews.
And a million other things finished at the same time. I’m struggling to focus on one thing. So nothing really gets finished.
I did a few music reviews for the blog, which you will see next week. My music reviews aren’t really official or anything. It’s always just my opinion. Always looking for cool bands. Rock, punk, indie. Not really into death metal.
Maybe it’s Pinterests fault that I can’t focus? I’m still spending too much time on Pinterest. Jason Momoa pins are showing up on my feed so that is one blessing that I can count.
The other thing on Pinterest are pictures of food, which remind me that I’m starving. I’m going to go make lunch and try to refocus. Also, I need to make sure I really turned the coffee pot off this time.
it’s hot. I’m ok with being hot but my coffee is not.
I quit my job again. I’ve also been struggling with how to put that on job applications. People frown upon it when you say, “I hated it. My boss was a bitch.” It’s the truth but people don’t want to hire people that say it out loud.
So I’ve been blogging more, hanging out with the kids and being poor. Plus, Netflix. Lots of Netflix.
I got through the current season of Orange is the New Black, all five seasons of Breaking Bad, most of The Keepers, a few episodes of the Queen of the South.
Honestly, it has been worth being broke to drive my kids around to band and tennis. The struggle to get my younger two off of their iPads is a real thing. I read an article that said iPads and tablets are like cocaine to kids. I believe it completely.
ChoreMonster is the best app in the world. Whatever gets my kids to do something besides play Minecraft is my favorite. If you’re a parent, you should look into it.
At the moment, my kids are at their grandma’s house getting spoiled and not doing any chores or reading any books.
My oldest kid brought her bunny over for a few weeks. I’ve been feeding him and trying to keep the cat away. There may have been a picture or two taken.
We have a new cat in the house. His name is Manny Pacquimeow. My daughter wants to call him Sir Manny Pacquimeows A Lot.
He hasn’t really adjusted yet. He wants to be loved and then immediately claw our faces off.
I’m taking Manny to get neutered this week. Hopefully, it will help with the aggression.
I’m not sure how to get him into the cat carrier without getting scratched. Manny Pacquimeow is a fighter.
The kids and I went to the Humane Society yesterday to get a voucher to use at the veterinary appointment. They let us go into the rooms and pet all of the cats. I think between the four of us we fell in love with about twenty cats.
Honestly, I almost left with one named Peanut Butter. He smiled at me. How can anyone resist a smiling cat?
H0wever, I had to leave without Peanut Butter because Manny Pacquimeow is not ready for company.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that going back to get Peanut Butter will be possible soon.
Hopefully, Manny Pacquimeow will recover will from his procedure and be a happier cat.
If we were having coffee, I would be so glad to see you because it has been especially lonely around here. I hope that all of you are doing well.
Unfortunately, our kitty, Lilyrose, passed away. Somehow she got out of the house. She made it several blocks before she was hit by a car. My oldest daughter saw her laying on the sidewalk. Then Lucas brought her body back home.
We had a funeral for her on Thursday morning. My youngest daughter visits her every morning before school and then again when she gets home. It’s very sweet how she asks Lilyrose to protect all of the animals.
Although Lilyrose was with us for a short time, she was the most loved kitty in the world. I remember the first time I made coffee after she came to stay. She was extremely curious about the coffeemaker and the interesting noise that it made.
I will miss her trying to help with the dishes and trying to catch the cursor while I was writing blog posts. Her favorite show was the pointer finger on Netflix. There was a toy horse that she also loved or hated. It was hard to tell.
Lilyrose was also a fan of the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game. Don’t judge. It’s very can be very addictive. She resembles the cat in the game.
She loved popcorn and cheese. She had a baby blue color because I thought I would have time to buy her a pink one. Our time with her was too short.
In about two days, I will be fired. It is going to be the most glorious thing that has happened in the last year. No regrets. Not one.
While switching to days was a good thing, I also received a new supervisor who is a psychotic bitch. She makes fun of her workers and the powers that be keep her. So I’m not staying one more minute.
My knee is the size of a pumpkin again. It’s inflammation (aka arthritis).
This week, I will be spending time looking for a job.
I’m hoping that I don’t have to grow my hair back in order to get a job. It would be disappointing. I’m so close to having circa 1990s Prince hair.
One of my other goals is to work on one or both of my books. There’s a third book in the mix somewhere.
I’ll get to see my kids and drive them every damn place. It will be pretty awesome.
I foresee a lot of coffee in the near future. There’s so much to do: Get a job. Finish writing 3 books. Keep Prince on heavy music rotation per the usual. Drive kids everywhere. Stay positive. The end.