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!!



About that…(cough cough)


Currently watching Mean Girls.  You know the one with Lindsay Lohan…prior to all of her time in jail.  It’s like I have ESPN or something…

3 rice crispy treats later…OK this I can justify because they had the perfect ratio of marshmallow and crispness.  They weren’t too hard, they weren’t so mushy that they just get your fingers and everything so sticky.  It was fantastic.  They were just wonderful!





Well for those of you who don’t know….I am in Aspen Co. until Jan 31st.  I am here with work.  This morning I got in and we consider this first day “set up” day.  Not bad really.  We are training and getting everything set up for the rest of the week.

Today I realized that life can be made so much better by keeping things in perspective and being organized.  I was super organized, had a list to go down, and I feel that it was a positive start to the day.  I am not sure how our “newbie” thought it was.  I think he is one that does better moving a ton instead of staying stationary.  But, he is doing well.

HA.  So following all of this madness….I am digging that I can relax.  I kick my feet up.

NO, I just got off the phone with my mom.  I really don’t like mean girls.  This cheer squad I coach has just got me all in a funk.  These girls are mean.

Yup....these are my girls....oh wait!


I am sorry but there is no reason to be mean….what is there to be mean about at 13 and 14~!!!  (ironic that I would be dealing with this tonight huh?)  WTF mite!  UGH.  Yeah about that….Not thinking about it….think happy thoughts…..happpy happppy thoughts!

I leave you with this little quote from Shakespeare…  🙂  OH happy day….

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare

CatMan got her grooooove back…look out!


Yesterday was so much needed.  I think I feel more like myself than I have ever!  I feel like this stage of my life is picking up where I was shattered and create a beautiful masterpiece that will allow me to mature and grow into an amazing woman!  Not saying that I am not amazing now, but DANG (I am trying to give up my nasty habit of cussing!) think of the possibilities!?!?

I was given a card of a single Realtor in the area thanks to my “nail lady Lily”.  I will put it this way….I was definitely not his type.  He is a regular there and I am pretty sure that he was looking for a skinny mini model-esk girl that he could swing around and take out like a Barbie.

Does this look like me? UH I DONT THINK SO!

NEWS FLASH, I am definitely NOT that girl!  🙂  Well just for the record, I do clean up nice but I would rather do my own thing versus have some lousy expectations set for me to fit a mold!  I broke the mold with my awesomeness thank you!

I received a letter from my dear friend D.Robb who is in the Army.  He is one of my best friends and always knows how to make things better.  I wrote him back a letter. D. Robb and I go way back and it was just fabulous hearing from him.  I miss that man dearly!

Sunday was spent with a Nick while I was in recovery mode.  I must say we did a whole lot of nothing and it was the best night ever!  We watched Braveheart, played “spoons”, and ate Hawaiian pizza!  I swear he is like an OLD GRANDPA!  He had a crazy night on Saturday and so he too was coming down if you will.  I feel so secure with him…there is never a care in the world when I am hanging out with him and in fact he introduced me to a new therapy for being pissed off!  My newest therapy–shooting off fireworks!  HAHA.  I felt so amazingly relieved once I lit my little Sparkler Ball (yes that is what it was ACTUALLY called!).  It was a rush because I am usually not coordinated enough to use a lighter and do two things at once but, last night I conquered it!  It was amazing the amount of liberation I felt when I tossed it across the open lawn!  🙂  10:30pm hit, and grandpa was ready for bed!  HAHA!  Between him and my friend Nick man, they make my life so much better!

Now on to my Monday, today I realized I didn’t have any jeans clean for work so, had to dress up dang it!  It kind of stunk because I know that I will be doing kind of some dirty jobs if you will.  Today has been great and very productive thus far.  I was itching my foot this morning and I realize I definitely had a hole in it.  Typical Monday!

AND I just got off the phone with good ol’ Herb to which he had the HARDEST time hearing.  HE WAS COUGHING AND CLEARING HIS THROAT LIKE MAD TODAY!   I asked him how he was feeling.  I asked ” Herb how’s your lungs feeling?”,  “meh…who?”,”YOUR LUNGS”, “what the hell are you saying?”, “your L-U-N-G-S!”  (I had to actually spell L-U-N-G-S!) “Lunges?  what are you saying?”… “NO, L-U-N-G-S!  You know what you breathe with?”…..”OH LUNGS!  Oh they are just fine!  I feel good!”…. “OK that’s all I needed to know buddy!”.  This is a very typical conversation for us…going back and forward for 5 minutes until the message finally gets across.  Oh well.

Today life is good.  I am so blessed and I don’t thank God enough for it!

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