Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nearly catastrophic-ish-like

I've been waiting, since my husband left for Florida last Thursday, for something to happen. An act of God, a twist of fate, bad luck. Last night, I thought it had happened. I had just gotten a refill of water at about a quarter after 11 and bzzzzz....the power went out. All noise gone from the house along with all light.


I'm not really a big chicken when it comes to being home alone. And by home alone I mean home without my husband no matter how many children or dogs are also here with me. However, when the whole entire block is PITCH BLACK when I look outside, there are most certainly no fewer than 10 mass murderers outside on the lawn waiting to break in and attack.

After that lovely thought, my mind starts trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to do. For once, my cell phone came in handy! Imagine! I used it as a flashlight to get to the laundry room to find the real flashlight. I used the flashlight to locate the emergency candles.  BURNS FOR 60 HOURS! My laptop was still on using the battery so the living room was somewhat illuminated until I made it back with another 60 hour candle.

By the way, electric company? Y'all better have the power back on in 60 minutes. Just sayin'. 

So, I light candles, cover up, answer a few Bubba texts, doze on the couch and 3 hours later, the power was back, leaving me with a bunch of flashing clocks to reset.

How very anticlimactic, huh?

Catastrophe averted.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote ee oh doh

Remember when Laverne Defazio always referred to foolin' around as "vo dee oh do?" Well, that has nothing to do with the fact that I voted today, but I voted today! I love the fact that pressing some little buttons gives me free rein to complain about politics. That is awesome.

My civic duty is done and now I have to figure out what to fix for dinner since it is going on 7pm!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I haven't done NaBloPoMo since 2007! Wow. I suck at life. And blogging. Anyway, I've been trying to jump start my blogging again, so what better way than to write at least a post a day for the month of November?

I miss blogging on a regular basis. As I was looking back at the old blog I was giggling quite a bit at some of the things I wrote. While this blog needs some tweaking, as far as aesthetics goes, I hope to continue writing often after November ends. 

Also, October 30th was the anniversary of when I started blogging way back in 2004. 2004? Wow. So, happy blogiversary to me!

Also, real quick, for those keeping up, (Brianna), nothing catastrophic has happened since Bubba has been out of town. The week is still young.