What is your guilty pleasure???


So my cousin and I have become pen pals…well actually 2!  I enjoy receiving mail so much it’s not even funny.  Today I received a letter from my cousin.  I realized since I was made aware that he sent it out Friday it was probably at home waiting on me!  Upon getting home I quickly ran to check the mail and sure as the sun shines there was his letter.  Just as a side note, I was on the phone at the time too.  Well as I was running into the house I realized that the phone battery was draining so I had to get it on the charger BUT I also had to take a bath.  So we can compromise on this right?  SUUURRRREE!  Outcome as follows….

While still talking, ran to get my phone charger and place the person on speaker so I could draw the bath water.  Jersey doesn’t mind as she does the same thing all the time!  It is just this understanding among busy women that it is acceptable to a) hear the toilet flush at anytime (some of you might be saying ewww but, it does happen more often than not!), b) hear running water or kids yelling in the background, c) chomping or accidental slurps over the phone  OR d) any of the above combinations but not limited to them at one time.  So, getting back on track, I plugged in the extension cord safely away from any water source.  Next, plugged the charger into the extension cord then extend it across the vanity as close as it would go and kept the conversation going.  I started to draw the water.  GUSSSSSHHHHHHHHH!  Jersey says, “Uh…what’s that?”  My response “I am drawing a bath, sorry!  I felt like I could use one.”  Jersey states, “…no problem!  I understand that…”  Then I blurt out the best line ever, “I should have been an engineer for as good as this job was to charge my phone, draw a bath, and make this functional!”  She just laughed because if anyone who really knew me heard me say that they would know how sarcastic and hilarious that really was.  Don’t get me wrong, I could engineer parties and arrangements, rig simple things (such as what I demonstrated in the bathroom), and probably some other items given the production background I have but other than that I could NEVER give you the mathematical equations as to how I figured it out.  It just is because I said so…

Well as I still had Jersey on the phone, I slipped into the bathtub.  I had brought my cousin, D-A-M-I-A-N’s letter into the bathroom with me as I was planning on reading it once my conversation was over.  1/2  hour later, I started reading his letter while still in the bathtub.  I must say, I felt like I was out of another time period.  I just imagined myself at the cusp of the 1900’s reading a war letter, just totally relaxed and enjoying myself.  Dare I say it was very Jo March out of Little Women??   It was fun!  Taking a step out of my comfort zone, feeling the calmness of the water, and ultimately just being was the goal.  I came out feeling refreshed and just glorious!  That is simply a guilty pleasure…reading letters in the bathtub!  Seems kind of out there….but try it!   Dare you!!!

So the question I propose to you all tonight is “What is your guilty pleasure???”  I would love to see it!

THE CatMan

PS: OUTCOME to the multitasking:  ALL WAS A SUCCESS!!



Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!


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!


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/