So Many Blogs, So Little Time

So, somehow, I ended up being elected as president of a local charity, which is fine, but it did add another blog to my already pretty extensive list of blogs I already write for. I just spent the last 2 hours trying to get the Paypal donate button to look right. Put in a text widget they said, easy they said. It doesn’t show up no matter how many times I do it.

Now it could be that I have wordpress in an offline format, so I don’t have to be online to blog. Somehow it screws with the netflix if I am online and someone wants to watch netflix (AT&T Sucks).

So, I give up on the FAAC blog for now, I have other blogs to work on.


Speaking of which, I am pulling my hair out with that one! I really don’t understand why it isn’t getting the attention it deserves- the content is good, I am doing everything that is supposed to be done and still, crickets. It really sucks.

I am about to go on there and say the Sooners suck and see if that helps traffic ūüėČ I bet it would. The Sooners don’t suck by the way and anyone saying that in my presence runs a risk of bodily harm, but I bet me saying it would spark some comments- at least it would be traffic.

People do seem to like the infographics so I will kept trying that.

Feel free to donate if you want, I posted it to see if it shows up later and goes where it is supposed to. If you want to donate to me personally (mental health fund perhaps) just hollar I would be happy to share my paypal address. That donate button above goes to help local animals.

This is a short little post today. Lots to do. Those Southern Pickles aka bread and butter pickles should be ready to process today. One day in Lime and one day soaking in the brine/sugar solution. I don’t like sweet pickles, but all the boys do including Ej- who only likes the ones I make;-)

I made myself some hot dill pickles and put varying amounts of chili peppers in the jars, thinking I would label them after they cooled. I packed the jars too tight and can’t see the red peppers to know which one has which number of peppers. So I have 2 jars ‘AOR’- at own risk. I should give a jar to my littlest brother:)

Off to go take care of those tomatoes,peppers, cucumbers.

I did learn yesterday that I am a lot more steady without shoes on and if I move quick I am less likely to fall down. This should have been a no brainer, isn’t that how most babies do it when they start learning to walk? Barefoot and as fast as they can lol.

I just can’t seem to figure out how to do Zumba but, I will keep trying. Kurtis (physical therapy dude) says that I can re-learn everything, I just have to not trust what my eyes are saying, since they are obviously lying. The theory is my other senses will pick up the slack. Yeah, okay.

Meanwhile, I saw a dancing horse named Marvin on QUBO- That is exactly what I want!!! A zumba dancing horse.

Week 2 of the Rebuild, Mother Nature Is Bi-Polar

Why is it that Monday’s suck?¬† Really, I don’t get it.¬† My week technically starts on Sunday, so you would think that the day the week starts for you, would be the day that sucks.¬† Apparently, that’s just not the case.¬† Mother’s Day was okay.¬† It’s not like we actually could celebrate it, because Bill had to work.¬† The boys fought and argued, just like they do every day.¬† The dog and cat, got into an altercation.¬† That actually went a little better than normal.¬† There wasn’t that much blood.¬† Maybe it was the heat that had everyone acting cranky. Probably not.¬† I suspect that Mama cat is just cranky because she is old and fat and has never really had what I would call a sunny or friendly disposition.¬† She used to be young, skinny and cranky.

So, the contractor will be here today.¬† Hopefully, he will be followed by a couple of trucks full of roofers.¬† That may or may not happen, depending on how he want to play it this week.¬† Mother Nature is Bi-Polar.¬† Or Maybe she’s not bi-polar, maybe its menopause. Whatever the case, I can’t figure out what I personally did to piss her off.¬† She just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with this whole roof re-build project. Chris, the contractor, would like 4 days, to tear off, re-deck, re-build, shingle, flash, etc. He wanted to start that part today.¬† But, the forecast is calling for some nasty storms to blow through¬†here starting Wednesday and going into Thursday.¬† The soffits and fascia are mostly done, but we don’t have gutters.¬† If it pours, we may have just wasted about $10,000 in materials and labor.¬† He needs to either get someone out here to jerry-rig¬†some gutters or get the roof banged out.¬† Something.¬† At this point, I would be happy with the entire house being covered with tarps.¬† But they would probably need to nail them down.¬† We get some pretty strong winds, and 70 mph gust are not unusual. I reckon I’ll find out in an hour or so.

Moving right along.¬† I am really loving the extreme Zumba.¬† But, I still can’t do a full hour of that yet.¬† So I am doing about 20 minutes of that and then walking.¬† I do the regular Zumba for an hour on alternate days.¬† But I still love it.¬† I just love that the boys love it too.¬† Even the dog, seems to enjoy it:)

So, a neighbor came by yesterday after and saw Monkey cat outside laying on the railing.¬† She said, “oh what a lovely little baby”, she then leaned over to try to pet Monkey and Monkey Hissed and took a swipe at her.¬† She missed getting mauled by about 1/2 inch.¬† She then said,”vicious little bastard.” To which I replied, “well that what you get for being all fuzzy and nice.”¬† She didn’t think it was as funny as I did.¬† Monkey is not usually like that.¬† She doesn’t like people, but she usually just runs off.¬† I guess she is starting to take after her mother.¬† I wonder what it says about me, if anything.¬† Maybe Monkey just didn’t like her:) I’m not a fan, but then I am not much of a people person:)

Anyway, I better go get my Zumba on, better to do it now, before it gets too hot.