Can Can

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So on 11/11/11, I got a call from my mom. She is the school nurse at my siblings’ school. They did a food drive. The office decided that they needed to donate more. Well I get the call “CatMan, can you do me a huge favor?”. In the past, I have been asked to do a lot of crazy things, but this was by far the craziest!

I swapped cars with my mom (yes!) and was woman on a mission for as many cans as $260 would get me. And this is where the post really will make you laugh.

Oh the irony of a 4ft nothing little bitty with two carts. Case upon case upon case. “Some sale, huh?” people were saying….I just nodded my head and agreed. Then after about getting the second cart filled, I though why not have come fun!?

Next person just shot a glare my way. My exact comment? “oh it’s 11/11/11…worried the world’s going to end….must be prepared don’t ya know!” Then they moved on…for whatever reason they didn’t take me seriously! As if…

Now when I got up to the checkout line, I just politely said sorry to all those poor souls behind me…

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Ha…ring, ring, ring…pretty soon it was an assembly line. The cashier, God love her, kept ringing items up with a smile on her face. The woman behind me asked if she could help load the belt with the rest of the items into the other cart. It was a great process!

This is where it gets so funny. There was a man sitting at the other end amazed at all the stock I had! He looked at me like I was a damn nut case. I just looked at him and stated quite bluntly, “I am an extreme couponista and I bet you the total will be under $5!” His eyes got even bigger. I just laughed. Just then there was an abrupt halt. At 395 items it maxes out their transaction! Who would have thought?! I told her then at that point, “I will need someone to help me get these items out to my car please.” I paid for the first bunch while she paged for someone to help. Then she continued with the last transaction of $4 with of cans. Ha!

(upon paying) I ran out to my car and pulled up to the entrance. We loaded everything in and 10 minutes later I was on my way! I called my mom…”Santa’s Elf is on her way! Got gifts securely in hatch. Stand by!”

When I arrived at school, there were several people there to help unload. It was awesome and what a sight to see!

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The receipt was taller than me! How great is that!? (please laugh because I am also standing on the cart).

Doing the can can was in support of not only my mom and siblings’ school, but the soup kitchen as well. What an amazing event all around!

So next time you are asked to do something, don’t roll your eyes just do it. Do it with humor and joy because you could single handedly make everyone think your a nut job and that’s alright! 🙂

About par for the course….

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This morning, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  I woke up disgruntled and irritated.  Then I went to the bathroom and started to brush my teeth.  I noticed after I was done that I used the wrong toothbrush.  Yep, the wrong toothbrush.

I took my car in and a new oil pan is in order….something clinked it.  Great.

Next, I was just irritated for no reason then the story became a trickle down effect.  I was cussing up a storm just because frankly I didn’t care.  I read an article in the news that really aggravated me, someone said something that was just caddy, then out of no where it started to rain….again.

Original plans were as follows:
-Drop car off
-Finish my work and correspondence
-lunch
-Go drop groceries off at Herb’s
-Pick up samples and go home for the day

Made some email correspondence to pick up some samples and that ended up being one huge mess.  Came back from lunch.  I get an email….”hey we want to leave by 2pm so, please pick them up before that point!  Thanks, see you then!”  Left right away and I wrote down the wrong number, walked into the wrong place then, went to the chamber.  It was across the street so, that wasn’t bad.  Then, I knocked.  And knocked. I called my contact twice while there and no answer…then I got in my car and started back to work.  This wouldn’t have been such a bad situation if I didn’t have to drive 1/2 hour to get there and change my original plans around significantly.   Well she called me back and met me half way.  No real conversation was exchanged except for a thanks.  1 hour and a half of another later…I was finally off to visit Herb.

Pretty well sums it up! Image from: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/200438276-001/Stone

On the drive back into town, I had ripe bananas that were in the car stinking it up.  FYI, I was driving my dad’s car since mine was still in the shop.  My dad CANNOT STAND the smell of bananas…so I roll the windows down.  Then it started raining, so I roll the windows up.  This happened about 5 times.  By this time I am yelling at the skies above me “would you make up your freaking minds!!!  I am trying to avoid a PROBLEM here!?”  Then kept driving.  OH then I forgot!  MY CELL PHONE DIED.  Great.  Just great.

I proceeded to drive straight to work and had my sister drop me off to get my car then I drove straight to Herb’s humble abode.  No time wasted at all.  Herb calls with 2 seconds left of juice on my phone and I show up looking like I had been in a tornado.  Bananas and groceries in hand, no one really said anything.  I did see one of my favorite residence (he totally put me in a great mood) Jimbo who was pulling weeds and checking on his tomato plants.  He is such a kind soul.  He has terminal cancer and just is doing his thing.  Only a matter of time I suppose.  Upon talking to him, I zipped up to see Herb where the only prophetic thing I could say was “Holy Fuck”.  Yup.  That was exactly what I said.  He looked at me with his head turned to the side confused…then he repeated, “HOLY FUCK?, holy fuck??  Sit down lets talk about it.”

I explained my whole day and why it was just so crazy.  We were laughing so hard we were crying.  It was the perfect end to the day.  Then I flat-out told him I was on the rag (because this is the kind of relationship we have) and he just looked and said guys have their own cycle too.  Made me feel better.  He just knows how to cheer me up.  It was just what I needed.  Then we had to get him off to a hair apt. downstairs.  As we got into the elevator, he just repeated “holy fuck” twice under his breath and shook his head.  He was giggling.  I reminded him that was our little secret…hahaha.  Oh man did he get a kick out of that!

I love that man dearly.  I am so blessed to have a friend such as he!

OVER AND OUT HOMIE!

THE CatMan

Wardrobe Malfunction and a dose of Curls…

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So, several things have happened since the last time I posted.  A lot of serious things happening as well as light-hearted wonderful things.  I have compiled a list lessons I have begun to learn  🙂  I really wish you could see what I look like right now….hmmm….

Lessons learned:
1.  Love is hard.  Loving someone despite everything, thru anything, and over all is one of the hardest things I am learning at the present moment.  Loving someone aside from disrespect, aside from their inability to understand or love you back, and most of all simply just loving because you know you ought to is so tough.  GREAT lesson to learn.

2. Family maybe frustrating but, family is for life.  Blood is thicker than water and you’re not always going to like them but you always have to love them.

3.   It doesn’t pay to plan fully (certain things like getting a hotel room reservation, you know stuff like that is acceptable) because those plans will always fall through despite your efforts.  So what’s plan b?  Even if plan b presents itself last-minute, it will arrive in perfect timing.

4.  Safety pins save splitting zippers at formal events.  😉  But flip side, built-in air conditioner and the possibility of sticking yourself!  OPPS!

5.  Even when you feel like you are worth nothing to anyone always remember you are something to someone.  Who cares if it’s your dad….or your dog…or Herb.  You are still loved and someone is always proud or looking forward to seeing you.  Try not to feel under appreciated even though you run ragged.

6.  Learn the ins-and-outs of how your car works.  Car is leaking something and I cannot do anything about it until tomorrow…yay!

7.  Everything is made better when being surrounded by good company and booze.  What a great day it is when you can be in the company of old friends whom you love dearly but, might not get to see as often as you like.

8.  It is what it is and shit happens whether it makes it to the bowl or not.  On a figurative note, keep everything in perspective.  Life is messy.  Ask for gobs of patience!!

9.  Life can be really discouraging sometimes.  People are GOING to let you down.  It definitely pays to use Discover.  Keep on keeping on….keep on trucking.  People are there rooting for you, encouraging you physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…There is a HUGE support group just for you!!!  WAHOO!

10.  Don’t try to poke someone with a fork, because when they move they will claim that they tried to stab you.  Yep…this occurred at dinner none the less.  Why couldn’t it have been http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4??????

11.  If your hair is curly and it’s humid….stop straightening and fighting them.  Be lazy and just buy the right product and let it go!  So what if it looks crazy?!

12.  There is always someone worse off than you: http://www.ksnt.com/news/national/story/Tornadoes-hit-Minneapolis-and-Joplin-at-least-one/6eaPtHSaqUGJ8kJmTIhYnA.cspx

13.  Binaca will NOT get you any dates, but it will give you great breath!  (ask Laugh-a-Lot about our bar excursion!  We were sober and going around asking guys if they wanted “fresh breath” all night!)  OH and don’t be afraid to tell a guy off (I had to…he looked at me like WTF just happened!  But, it got him out of our hair…note to creepers…the CatMan has no fear.

14.  Everyone needs a friend like Laugh-a-Lot…she is the only person I know that will go garage sailing (yes I realize it is “garage sales” but, you are moving so swiftly from one to the next such as she then you would be ‘sailing’…)and wear them on a regular basis all together…shirt, leggings, wooden $0.50 necklaces, and a leopard print bag just because she liked them.  This is why we love her dearly!  OH and looks like a collectomanic when she pulls her life out of her hand bag…”where’s my wallet again?”

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE:

15.  Accept challenges as they come with an open heart.  It will help you overcome them with greater ease and make you stronger!  SO BRING IT ON!!

xoxo
CatMan

Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!

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Blogger friends,

OK, No excuses…BUT my life has been one hot mess lately.  I apologize but, now I am back.  Guilty pleasure of course…blogging!  TAH-DAH!  I cannot believe how life has all of a sudden picked up!  It seems like any free time that I have had is now devoted to work functions, events, planning, and Nomad.  I must note, Nomad has been a very great encourager when I feel most bogged down with my schedule.  I am signed up to run a mini marathon here in 2 weekends and I am not going to lie, I MAY DIE.  I have been training as much as my schedule will allow, which to be honest isn’t enough at all.  I feel drained, but never fear!  I found this really great “energy potion” that I created….I am patenting this soon but, I have to find the time to do the ordinary “tie your shoe” sort of thing first.  Maybe that will be what makes me millions some day!

I have taken on an adjusted role for Herb.  I have been not only helping him with his work, but also taking on a role of helping gather information for his will.  This is a part that I am unseasoned with in regards to this new experience.  It is bittersweet for me.  As he is a friend whom I can have those awkward conversations with, talk to him about anything on my mind or heart, or just vent when I need to get something out of my head.  He is a great companion and yes as much as Herb grovels about this that or the old biddies in the Cafe’…he has a great heart and good intentions.  So, I must confess this has been a very serious topic as I see him slipping in little ways.  It is inspiring too, knowing that this man has lived more so than anyone ever could imagine and I got to play a minor role in his life.  I know he appreciates me.  I see that; sometimes I have to look a little harder to see it but, it’s always there.

I haven’t had as much time to volunteer lately.  This makes me sad.  I haven’t seen my Special Olympics athletes in forever.  I haven’t been able to do the things I really want to do in a sense, because life has been SO crazy.  I realized just yesterday that I will be out-of-town the next 4 weekends for various things…then in May it gets a little better.  BUT, come end of July–I will be gone for 2 weeks (wedding weekend-X-Games-few days off then WEDDING 2!)  Wedding one is for my sweet cousin Bry-guy on my dad’s side.  Weekend of July 23rd in Spokane WA.  X-Games then is after for exactly a week.  THEN, it is off from west coast to the east coast for the next wedding.  The second wedding is for my cousin Rachy who is my cousin on my mom’s side.  Both of them are awesome and I am so fortunate that they are not on the same day.  🙂  Man did I luck out!  It is going to be so much fun.  Good thing lent is over…guess I can get my moderate drink on!

OH, today!  I almost forgot!  We had our video shoot for our website!  WAAAHHOOOOO!  So, I am now officially up-to-date with what was required of me for that mess.  Now it’s in editing mode.  Cannot wait to see it!  I internally jumping up and down at this accomplishment!  This has been a huge mountain that I have had to climb, fall down a few times and finally made it to the top!  YAY!  Guess I just had to work a little harder.  That is a good thing.

OH and the other thing I totally forgot to tell you…child scissors are not really good at cutting thru construction paper.  As I found out helping my sister with her homework.  Definitely the finest fail moment of the night!  Turn your head to the left….yup that’s me!

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I leave you with this link.  Let this be your inspiration when you feel like you just cannot get something accomplished or done.  Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!  These are the things that continue to get me going even when it feels like I am getting nowhere.   http://www.wimp.com/soccervillage/

Till the World Ends…..

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This is my empowerment song of the morning:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e_i4l4sBv8.

Yesterday, was a crazy day.  First off, I was just exhausted come the morning.  I had some head pressure in the base of my neck, down my spine, a raw throat, and some fluid in my ears.  The only thing I could think of is to roll back over and sleep it off.  I got up, got moving, and took some appropriate medicine that helped huge.

Then, I got an email from an ex of mine.  It was really kind of pathetic.  I sent a very assertive response back but, not bitchy.  I asked after the fact if I was out of line.  Well, I also told Nomad about the interaction.  It would eventually affect him in a possible social setting and the last thing I want is that to be awkward.  I sent him an email explaining it.  Past is past but, when you are trying to build a future it helps keeping things honest.  The song I left you with is in reference to this situation.  (ON THAT NOTE: Don’t send someone an email to ‘get in touch’ given that you might be seeing someone more often…it comes off like you are avoiding a confrontation

I totally wish I could have seen this dude on the street....I think I would have lightened up....

I worked on a big project all day.  80% of my day was spent with this one project only to realize in the last hour that I had written it up wrong not just once, but 4 times!?!?!?!  I sent the documents off to our vendor confirming it and HA….poor vendor!  So I looked like a royal dumb ass….when it was brought to my attention the 3rd time, I adjusted it and sent it off….then the 4th time I fell dramatically, upon sounding the “Eff my life” call thru the office, in kind of a laugh/cry mode.  Kind of collapsed to the lobby ground. Tears were streaming as I was laughing at the luck of the day!  How nuts is that?!  Then Herb called twice looking for me…that is all I will say about that one.

As I was clocking out and running off to help mom, I still had a smile on my face.  I might have just had a mini-meltdown but, I wasn’t going to let that defeat me.  Keep on pushing little engine….keep on pushing on thru….

Just as I was finishing up at work I get a frantic call from my mom…poor thing.  I had typed out a Track schedule earlier with all the dates and practice times.  Well the schedule at school changed and they couldn’t hold practice.  So my mom and I ran over to the track to catch people and send them home.  A lot of them were OK with it.  My mom felt horrible.  I found out later that she too had a pretty crazy terrible day!

I came home after that and slept then Nomad texted me.  “Do you want to talk about your day? Are you still stressed?” (me) “A little bit but it’s ok.  I don’t want to damper yours at all.” (Nomad) “Nonsense…we are here to saddle each other’s toil.”  (me melting at this point)  “hmmmm…” (Nomad) “?  We are here to hear each other.” (me) ” Thanks doll. 🙂  You are a good team player!” (Nomad) “:) Your welcome”  Then, when I was done getting ready for me I called him.

Then I sat and created a post followed by a sound, VERY SOUND, sleep.  Sometimes it takes a circus day thrown in there to make you appreciate the calmness in our own lives.  It makes me savor the moments to which I can sit in silence and hear nothing.  I just zone out.  I needed to have 5 minutes of that yesterday…but, if I need to slow down today that is exactly my course of action.

Here is a good song to end on…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXrFBsYKrgE.

PS: perfect end to the night is run/walking 5 miles with Katherine (using mile markers as food items…pancakes, waffles, coffee….etc) then proceeding to go to IHOP!  All is well in the Universe!

Life as we know it!

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Currently, still on cloud 9 still wearing off from this weekend….Nomad and I had a blast.  When I driving to get to see him, it took forever.  I really just wanted to be there and it seemed like it was all about “be patient”…uh huh…well when I got there he got a phone call.  It was cool being there for some cool big news.  That was really special.

The next day we went window shopping, to eat great food, and then to Gnomeo and Juliet.  We were the only couple there.  It was great.  You should have seen all the jealous parents with their kids “Dangit, I wish I could have a night like that again!”  🙂  We saw so many little girls and pregnant ladies, that it wasn’t even funny!

I have been having weird dreams.  Outside of work being crazy, me beginning to start a new wonderful chapter in life, and working on bettering myself…I am just now finally finding the time to write!

Life is full of dilemmas, choices, and opportunities to have happiness.   Some circumstances happen that change our whole perspective, our whole life.  Sometimes life is full of uncertainty, challenges and wonder.  For those moments, it makes us feel so alive even though we might not seem that way at the time.  We get through the challenges and press on to the next…life is good!  Chalk one up for more melt moments!

 

PS: He sends me roses…

 

WAY over due…here’s some Joy pass it on!

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What do you do when life gets so crazy that you can’t even think straight?  What do you do when you have been swept down stream on a current never to be thrown off but just completely swept off your feet?  A LOT has been happening so let me catch you all up briefly…YOU LISTEN TO A SONG!!!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXhAMtbaec

1. Nomad and I are progressing well…better than well but, I am giving him 3 dates before he is going to be able to meet my family.  I told him I feel crazy, and he told me I was just being me and anyone that had a problem with it I should say “piss off”.  I think you will enjoy this next pic…

 

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2. Cheerleading is cheerleading and I am so ready to relinquish my “Spirit Stick” and move on to bigger and better things.  I love my girls but, the cheerleader is burned out.

3. Work has been CRAZY TRAIN busy.  I will send you a link to our new website when we are to that point…ALMOST THERE!

4. My brother is moving out (we don’t have an ETA, however I am OK with that!)

5. Spring is just around the corner and because the SUN has been showing it’s beautiful face my days have been 100,000,000% better!  I know that’s a lot but the sun makes me so joyful.

 

 

 

6.  Participated as “Abraham Lincoln” on our Special Olympics of Allen County Trivia Team for a local fundraiser.  I went as Abe without legs…it was very fitting!  There is something so sexy about a woman with a beard…..

7.  I have been so joyful for not having any sleep at night…I swear life is so good!

8. Katherine is one of my dearest girls and we sat laughing so freaking hard we were crying and hardly making sense.  I am pretty sure to the “average joe” thought that we were complete idiots!

ONE last moment to share:

Yesterday, I had a massive headache.  I had cheer practice (ugh!), then the night progressed…tentatively I was going to the Chapel for a few brief moments, on to Mass with the girls, then out for ice cream!  After cheer, I was feeling very discouraged.  I basically stated “I didn’t feel so joyful right now because of all the negative swallowing me”  Nomad was so sweet and tried to cheer me up with his kind words.  It made me feel good knowing he was there for me.  Well he told me that I had a joyful heart…I totally just said I didn’t feel that joy though…but glad he could see it.  When I got to the Chapel, I said a few prayers for my cheerleaders and myself.  I then hurried off to Mass so I wouldn’t be late.  I lit a votive candle for a “special intention” but had nowhere to give my donation so I just held on to it.  After Mass, I went and excused myself from the girls and gave my envelope to Fr. I don’t go to this Parish so I was just introducing myself to him.  Fr. James was this Priest’s name.  How wonderful he is.  Well when I gave him my envelope, he told me that I was so joyful!  He said spread that joy to everyone.  I almost cried.  That was exactly what I needed to hear at that very moment.  I felt revived.  I felt relieved and happy.  I felt like I could now go out into the world and let the real CatMan be shown!  My energy had just been restored!  🙂  Then I got to spend the most beautiful time with my girls laughing and carrying on like little school girls.  It was awesome.  When it was all said and done, Nomad and I talked to each other and my whole world was right on balance.  I was right where I needed to be.  Life is SO good!

Remember, when you are discouraged–God sends you little angels to keep you going!  All He asks for you in return is your faithfulness.  Heck, my life is so wonderful!  Here is my joy and I am passing it on!  TAG YOUR IT!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIRFE_1huMc

THE CatMan

Party Animals!

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This weekend was full of mischief and fun.  In leu of Thanksgiving, my friends had a get-together.  It ended up being a great feast.  We all got our best dishes together, drinks of choice, and all while wearing our “business casual”.  It was amazing.  This time the men were in the kitchen while the girls were sitting down relaxing.  It was great.

I was really proud of the boys for all they did to put this celebration on….it was quite the deal!  We all arrived between 4 and the time to which we were scheduled to eat (7pm).  From there, everything escalated!

Dinner was great.  Who am I kidding?  Dinner was great!  After dinner we all played games and danced and drank the night away.  I just wanted to say, for the record, that I behaved myself…but, my lovely friends well….can’t say they did the same.  There were games where I got to wear a Referee jersey and break up the fights.  I also got to sit and laugh at their stupidity.  I even had one friend tell me that if he thought eventually we–meaning he and I–would get together.  Ha I just laughed!  They are regular party animals.

I do love to laugh and my boys always know how to make me laugh until the tears roll….  The night continued to go on as the boys begun to blare the music (Journey mind you!) and proceeded to dance on tables.  What dorks?!  They looked like drunk sailors stumbling on the coffee tables…It was something out of a bad 80’s movie! They danced, sang and drank until about 3am in the morning.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq5HBSlgI00 The party was still going on loud and proud until I left.

One thing about these boys is that I can only handle them in little doses.  They are fabulous in little spurts.  They can be sweet but then, after a whole night of harassment….it is enough for another 10 years.  They can cook, they can drink and boy they can be weirdos but when it comes down to it they have good hearts and good intentions (most of the time).  The mean well.

Let me ask you all something…what is the most ridiculous thing your friends have done?   It seems like my dears are always doing something crazy but, that is what keeps me laughing and life moving on!  🙂

Keep your head up and keep on pressing forward whether you’re a party animal or not! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrOB_q3tjo&feature=branded

Shattered “Joy”

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So today I realized that it has been a while since I have written.  Mind you a lot has happened between now and the last time I was on…and just to add to the chaos…I realized that the next day I have free is Wed!  CRAZY.

Well, I was making beautiful ornaments for my friend’s christmas gifts and I used Peebo on them.  Peebo is a special paint used to paint on glass, then you bake it and it seals it from chipping!  Really some cool little stuff.

I was talking to one of my girlfriend’s on the phone as I was trying to place these little bulbs in the oven when out of no where one of them dropped…dead little indian!  My favorite of favorite ones shattered as I was getting ready to put it in the oven!  It was JOY!  Joy bounced on the linoleum, then bounced one more than crashed.  FAIL.  I kind of laughed at the irony.  But, never to completely lose hope I pressed on…

Next semi-humorous thing that happened to the “less than joyful CatMan”, I was sitting on my couch watching T.V.  I was in a Sangria mood.  Oh how tasty it was!  Well…I was texting and drinking (not smart if you can’t walk and talk and chew gum at the same time!) so I set my drink down on the corner of the chair’s arm and proceeded to dump it all on top of me!  Seriously?  ALL OVER MY CELL PHONE!  Upon cussing up a storm, I took a deep breath and realized my phone just was jealous that I was drinking it all!  I took the phone and dabbed it off, took a shower, then sat back down and finished my show.

 

maybe I should invest?

 

 

As if things couldn’t get any better?  Just wait…it does!

Now.  I feel this whole little period for me is a test.  Just then I get a text message from and old friend “just wanting to say hi!”.   Grrrr….so being the nice cordial person I am…I said hello back.  We exchanged words then I politely told him to buzz off…I was very proud of myself!  Joy at this very moment was restored.  It was like the clouds parted and God spoke to me “GREAT JOB, CatMan!” A big smile was brought to my face.

Last night was the last test that I was given.  My sister and I were creating Rosaries for Christmas gifts.  For those of you who don’t know what a Rosary is…it is a meditation tool and devotional to Our Lady.  It is a very powerful prayer.  So we bought this set.  Neither one of us has made jewelry mind you…and we were really struggling there in the beginning.  I then suggested having a drink!  We drank hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps and proceeded to dig in to the project.  Once we figured it out, it wasn’t so bad…however when it was all said and done: 2 glasses of hot cocoa drink, 2 decade’s in, one spill, one minor gash on the finger, and one movie down …we finally just laughed at our frustration!  It actually was quite comical at how pathetic we looked.  We did enjoy each other’s company though.  🙂

All in all, even despite the shattering of joy, we can still find humor in our dismay.  If you can’t find laughter then what good is it anyway??

The CatMan

Run so far away….

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So a girlfriend of mine was telling me about her day.  She told me how excited that she made it thru her long run!  This long run was no easy task!  There were lots of hills, drunk guys chasing her, and a deer that wanted her as well.  It was treacherous to say the least!

In Washington D.C., I was informed they don’t ever see deer but as of lately the deer population has heightened and invaded.  As she started on her run, she was moving at a swift pace.  Nothing can stop this gazelle!  Long strides, relaxed from her head to her toes…..this girl is throughly enjoying the run!

Well about 3 miles into it she passes a gentleman on the highway clearly drunk.  She avoids him like the plague; however he manages to try to stumble after her!  As she picks up the pace a little more she falls!  (GASP!)  The drunk man gets with in a few feet of her…hurt and bloodied she manages to dust herself off enough to move on!  She runs like the wind until she knows she is out of the crazy man’s reach!

Whoooo…..she’s safe.  She then proceed to press thru this long run of hers.  Over the hills and thru the woods, to grandmothers house she goes!  Not really but it sounded good to put that small detail in there.  Ups and downs.  The thing that gets her thru this part of the run is the fact that her ghetto booty is going to look nice and fine when she’s done.  🙂

Yeah thats right….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ImZTwYwCug

By the time she is done fantasizing about Sir-Mix-Alot….she realized a deer is coming at her pretty well head on!  EKKK!!!

AHHHHHH!

So she runs at light speed to get passed this deer that is now running at her full speed ahead!  She looks to the right, fakes to the left and just narrowly misses the deer by about 6 inches!  DANG….what a run this has been thus far and as she is almost finished….chug-uh, chug-uh, chug-uh…..chooo chooo!  Keep going little engine!!

As she heads up to her front door step, bloodied and pride damaged, she can finally breathe knowing that there is nothing finally chasing her.  She is safe and sound.  Just as she reaches for the handle of her door she hears this growling at the door….OH NO…..NEIGHBORS DOG! AHHHHH!

Don't underestimate the meanness of this dog...it could get ugly!

Lesson:  Never run outside anywhere in D.C.  Just go to a facility indoors and save yourself the trouble and pain.  Don’t become scarred for life because a drunk homeless dude, a deer and your neighbor’s dog want you!

xoxo,

CatMan