Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Scramble



As a crazy cat lady now, 75% of my room has become Spike's. My shelves are now cat perches, there's water bowls, food dishes, YOWLS at 5 am.

Still I was finally going stir crazy with a convalescing husband (recovering from dental work) and a demanding cat, so I escaped to the local Goodwill for some browsing. I found this chair that totally needs to go in Ally's living room.

Also I realized I hadn't uploaded a single picture of my newly updated artwork here on the blog. I've spent a long time working out what I was going to do with my stars, but now they are dizzy, swirly bursts of color.

Anyway, I've got this booger monster laying on me, trying to put me back to bed because it's too damn rainy to do anything much else.

Still on the job hunt. Off to the career center tomorrow.


Spike is very good at supervising the DH's internet usage.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spike - My baby is Home


My mom died last month. We’d thought her animals would be alright with her old room mates, but things fell apart and through a horrible two day panic attack, we got Watson rehomed with someone I trust, but Spike…

Spike couldn't go to a shelter. He’s seven years old, and isn’t the cuddle type. But my inlaws were super amazing and let me bring him home. My baby is home. <3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Southern Snow In


I had all the best intentions of getting MMD back up and running in the past two weeks, something to do with my time and keep my mind busy while I job hunted and recovered. Then, the Southern weather decided fuck this, and the roads iced over, they've sort of shut down interstates, they've got helicopters rescuing motorists and you'd think we never saw snow or ice before.

But to be safe I've bundled up in DH's sweater, the star hat my mom gave me, and my blankets. That's all the fashion coming out of me right now.

However, I am vastly looking forward to my trip up north.

I was planning it well before I got laid off earlier this month. In fact, I was planning it since I knew I'd get vacation days.

So next month I'll be heading north to meet two of my absolute favorite people - Ally and Meghan.

Meghan will be hosting me for roughly a week and showing me all there is to see of her awesomesauce city. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures, dress decently, and let you know if so much awesome in one place does create a black hole.

Best.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lola, Derp Dog


I live with a very unusual cockerspaniel. I can't necessarily say she's MY dog. Or my inlaws or my husbands. She just kind of lives with us. If anything, we're here to throw her ball, feed her, and give her treats in return for being clever.

But when she sleeps, she sprawls out on her back, tongue poked out of her lips, all four paws in the air, happy as a clam.

I FINALLY managed to get photographic proof of her adorable ways. Goofy girl. I do adore her.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Safe, Sane, Consensual


Neither phrase describes the hot-selling novel 50 Shades of Gray.



Normally I stay completely away from voicing my view points on popular topics, but in this case - Don't go see this movie this Valentine's Day. 
Don't support an inaccurate view of an already stigmatized lifestyle.


Do treat your Valentine,
Do enjoy your holiday.
If you're just that curious, read up on how BDSM lifestyle is meant to work!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Trouble Comes in Threes





So in the span of two weeks - I fucked up my foot/ankle, lost my mom, and now my job.

In response, I have finally gotten my hair back red. Bought this bitchin' Tyler Durden inspired red leather jacket (thrifted lambskin leather!). Got firefly memorial tattoos. Reapplied to college, filed for unemployment because I was laid off, rewrote my resume, and hit the internet for new jobs.

Who knows? Maybe even a new city?

I'm definitely dabbling with some ideas. Life sucks, but I can either move on or let depression consume me. I'm trying hard not to buckle under the weight.




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MOM


My Mom, Tami, aged 49.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may already know, I lost my mother on Saturday morning. It's been a ridiculous struggle left and right.

She had a hard life, but her last years were filled with sobriety, friends and love.

It took a long time to have the relationship I had with my mother. I was lucky, in a strange way, to have sprained my ankle Thursday before her death. That Friday I took off work to let Mom do her 'mom things' and make me feel better by being fussed over. We ate, watched a movie, played with our pets and spent time together.

By the next morning, she had passed. The date one week after my 25th birthday, six days after my 7th anniversary.

She didn't want a big fuss, just simple cremation and for me to keep her ashes, but it's hard not to tell people of the loss in my life. She was not only my mom, but one of my best friends.

I haven't really had time to grieve or even think much. I'm still trying to process, make arrangements.

I miss her like hell.

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