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Thursday, October 26, 2017

I'm still here

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Yeah, it's me. I'm still around doing stuff and more stuff.
So what have I been up to?
Oh, goodness.
Here's how I'll do this. I'm going to put some nonsensical stuff  (in purple italics) and photos in between the serious stuff to kind of lighten things up.

My aunt (mom's mom) passed away from cancer Sunday night. She had some drug and alcohol problems but she was still a pretty cool person and loved me to pieces for being weird. I wasn't that close to her though. The funeral is Saturday and I already have anxiety. I absolutely hate funerals so much. Dead bodies absolutely freak me out. They look gross and dry and the image of them looking like that absolutely sears itself into my brain. I'm sure it's a phobia. When I get close to a body in a casket, I feel absolutely faint. Even if the casket is closed and I barely know who the person is, I get shaky and light headed. And yes, I even get nervous around empty caskets. Not the plain wooden box types, but those huge metal super cushioned satin-lined things. :Shudders: If that's not textbook phobia stuff then I don't know what is!

I'm wearing sandwiches for shoes right now. The mayonnaise between my toes feels amazing.

What else. The house we're "remodeling" STILL isn't done. Not even close. It's been over a year and all that's been done is some deconstruction and paint. It's perfectly unlivable now so there's no way we can just move in and work as we go.

I built a time machine out of corn flakes and I plan to go back in time, introduce Ivan the Terrible to pepperoni pizza, and come back to the present to see how it has affected history.

Let's see, what other depressing crap has been happening... hmmm... 
The private school we were sending River to proved to be entirely too expensive for us so we had to take him out. Husband is incredibly against public school education (it's a loooong and ridiculous story that I don't care to discuss here) so guess who's back homeschooling.

I'm pretty sure the pumpkin patch behind the house has been wiretapped by the CIA.

Home schooling, stay-at-home-momming, and working. Sigh.
A man may work from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done.
I'm finding out how incredibly true this is and it's kind of pissing me off. Juuuust being honest.

Yeah, yeah. yeah. I know what you're thinking. What's with the vehicles in the background all the dang time.
I take photos in front of my vehicle for many reasons:
  • The neighbor's house behind me is unattractive with broken blinds and weird curtains in the windows.
  • Privacy.
  • Covering up the fact I live in a gross trailer park.
  • Poor lighting inside my home.
  • Messy yard.
  • Hideous overgrown vacant lot to my left and more trailers to my right.

Back when me and Paul McCartney were dating, he told me in confidence that he bit a nun because she wouldn't let him have a bite of her lemon meringue pie.


  1. I'd think you were weird if you liked funerals and dead bodies! I've been to far too many over the last ten years, I'm hoping I get a break now.
    Sorry about your Aunt, she obviously had great taste if you were her favourite.
    Don't you have free education? We have private schools where you have to pay for an education but that's mainly for the rich. Home schooling seems very popular in the States, loads of the bloggers I follow seem to do it - maybe that's why they blog - for adult company.
    You & the kids are looking gorgeous as always. xxx

  2. Condolences for your Aunt's passing. I don't know anyone that likes funerals or dead people. I've avoided going to any funerals in my life. I don't think I'll continue to be as lucky as I grow older.

    Too bad about the school being so expensive. Private schools are like that here too.


  3. I totally hate going to funerals, too!! Viewings are major anxiety stressors! You look great!!! Don't get me started on woman's work---I'm having a moment about it myself.

  4. Oh sorry to hear about your aunt passing, Hollie:( Condolences.
    And I so agree with your quote about the woman's work being never done especially if you have kids.

    PS TBH, I wish my husband would let me homeschool our kids. Even though we have a fairly good public education here, my kids go to a Catholic school and our board doesn't get much funding.

  5. I'm sorry for your loss, even if you weren't close. I think funerals are one thing that don't get less difficult.
    Moms don't get enough credit or pay. Raising kids is the toughest job and you can't do it over. Homeschooling on top of it all - you're going to need a vacation.

  6. I'm so so sorry. Keep your chin up. It was good to hear from you. <3

    - Anna

  7. I'm sorry for your loss, buddy.


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