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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's almost over ya'll, 2009 that is...

This past week has gone pretty well. Mr. C rented a vehicle (2009 Pontiac G6...drives niiiccceee) for me to get around in and I got a chance to hang out with some old friends and to see my family for the holidays without having to worry about transportation to and from. I'm hoping that within the next week or two I will have a vehicle of my own again. We've been without one since the day before Thanksgiving. I could no longer keep up with the car note on my wee income and so Goldie had to go bye-bye. I'll miss that minivan, so many memories...what I won't miss are the numerous visits I had to make to the mechanic, having to get a jump everytime there was a drastic change in humidity or the stress of having to make the choice between making the car note, keeping insurance or having gas money each month. Yes, having a vehicle is nice but when you have more downs than ups it's not as much fun.

I had some good meals and good company. My daughter is home for a couple of weeks from college so all three of my girls are home. I miss my son, he couldn't make it but hopefully I will see him this summer. They are all so almost grown and beautiful, I love them so much and know they are no longer babies but I actually got an attitude because my oldest gal told me she likes this dude. I'm all like, "What? Nope. I don't even want to hear about it."...LOL I know they think I'm tripping and yes, yes I am. I want them to concentrate on themselves before they get all wrapped up in someone else. Live life, explore, expand and once they know what they want and what they are about, then I think they should invite someone else along for the ride.

Maybe I'm just thinking about how my life was when I was their age, by the age of 22 I had four children under the age of 4. I didn't get the chance to explore or expand, I was otherwise occupied. But you can't help who you fall in love with and so I can't be too hard on them, or can I? LOL

So, I'm awake right now because my children woke me from a peaceful slumber to tell me that the kitchen sink was overflowing with wretched foul smelling water. Indeed, it was most foul, so I called maintenance so they could send someone out. That was at 2 a.m., it took him about 45 minutes to do his thing which consisted of my kitchen floor getting doused with the nasty bacteria filled water and a good part of the carpet remnant I had between the kitchen floor and the dining area. But to be fair it wasn't entirely his fault, one of my neighbors decided to run water and when that happened it gushed through the unhinged pipe and filled his little catch all bucket. Damn neighbors! Living on the lower level has its disadvantages, this sink thing is one of them. If my memory serves me correctly this is the fourth time this has happened since I moved here in May. Let me practice some math for a moment...that would make it approximately every two months that I have a problem with the pipes backing up around here. The first time was two weeks after I had moved in...hmm.

I'm going to get me a few more carpet remnants and some runners when the dollar store opens to replace the ones I threw out. Supposedly the carpet cleaners will be summoned to clean the path he walked. I'll follow up with that once the main office is open, otherwise I'll be on edge until it gets cleaned. I did Lysol the area (a few times) because the thought of what was tracked through my house is unsettling. And I sprayed, wiped down and scrubbed every other surface I felt was contaminated (cabinet doors, sink, door knobs, kitchen floor...) I'm not taking any chances.

Anyhow, this month is almost over and so is this year. I'm still dealing with how 2008 treated me and in comparison 2009 was still full of twists and turns but not as heartbreaking, I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and before this year is out I'd like to say that I was able to change the flickering lightbulb of it for a more energy efficient, longer life bulb. If for some reason I don't get in here and post something new on or after Jan. 1st (you know how life gets in the way sometimes), Happy Holiday & a blessed New Year to all who read this. May your bulbs be bright. :=D