Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mood

I'm in a mood! Not sure what it is; melancholy, irritable, reflective, combination thereof? Who knows... Here are my symptoms (cause I know your dying to know):

  • Little things are irritating me royally! I mean little things like Jack chewing too loud, telling me where to go inside the EQII game and well generally everything.
  • I want to stay home and not go anywhere while at the same time I want to be out having a nice dinner and dancing...
  • I am reflective - Find myself reading old blogs, thinking on my life and how I got here, etc...

Anyone have a diagnosis? I'm thinking I'm just crazy... yep that sums it up; Mylerna the crazy.

On another note I was reading a comment from my blog in 2007 from a friend from high school and my response. She works for a non-profit relief organization now and is spreading the Word of Christ around the world. I can't say how proud I am of her for making a difference and how honored I am of any minute impact I may have made. I need to start living my life in such a way that I can once again say I stand for something! So that I am not just meandering thru this existence with no real purpose in life. What will the world remember about me when I am gone? What will I have done to make an impact? Is what I am doing pleasing to the one that created me? These are the big questions and while I don't know the answers I'm closer to wanting to figure it out.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Knowing

We just got back from the movie "Knowing" and while I can't say it's my favorite movie of all time it did cause me to think. To think about what will happen when the "end" comes. Where will I be? What will I be doing? Will I be right with my maker? You know the big questions...

The movie itself was suspenseful, scary at times and well done. It's not one of those movies you watch more than once and it's not a movie you watch when you want to be in a happy mood but it was good.

Recommend it on a reflective night!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hooked on Idol

Ok, yes I'm hooked on Idol - sad, I know but still.. I'm hooked.

Here's my ranking thus far :)

1) ADAM - OMG. He is beyond original. Last week... I agreed with the new judge. It left me "confused but happy". This week it was just stunningly great! Dear Lord, boy got some vocals. As good as Melinda Doolittle's "Funny Valentine"

2) ALLISON - Girl got some serious chops! I love her gravel. Just love her sound; girl has some serious chops.

3) DANNY - Man is all heart and it shows... His voice is incredible and his presence is infectious.

4) LIL - She has one of the most powerful voices. Not her strongest performance, but she will be around a while. Love her personality.

5) KRIS - Has a good voice and is interesting. He's not my favorite but he has career no doubt.

6) ANOOP - Has really grown on me. His voice is pure... the man has some serious vocals.

7) MATT - He sounds good... has a bluesy sound but not my favorite. Just don't like his stage presence very much.

8) MICHAEL - Forgettable, but good. Love his comebacks to Simon. Want him to stay around if for nothing more than that.

9) SCOTT - Yes, he is blind and yes he is sweet. I think he has some talent, but he isn't the next Idol.

10) MEGAN - Please go home... I wanted her gone weeks ago! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO AWAY.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

House Projects Suck

Yep, we had our list. Lord knows I hate home projects... read about the horror below. I'm telling you I don't think the #1 cause of most marital fights is money - I think it's home projects....

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This Weekend - Get Ready For Inspector (we are refinancing our home, interest rate almost a full point lower)!

Mama's Apartment
  1. Rug/Tile Join - Fix (Jack) - Jack did this but hated it. Screws wouldn't go into concrete; he finally got it done but he was pissed before it was over.
  2. Shampoo Carpet (Jack) - No Clue if he's done this or not... Afraid to ask.
  3. Trim in Kitchen (Jack) - He's working on it now...
Main Floor
  1. Fill in nail holes from previous owners (Mylerna) - DONE
  2. Touch up paint (Mylerna) - Not done, can't find matches... Yep the paint in the garage has broken down and is no longer the same color so I have white patches everywhere and no paint to cover it up with. Took a piece off of wall to Lowe's but nooo it wasn't big enough to match so we came home and got a bigger piece. Haven't taken it up there yet... Very irritating. Furthermore, when I was stirring one of the cans of paint a hole was punched in bottom so our garage floor has paint all over.
  3. Kilz Ceiling & Paint (Mylerna) - Don't have heart to try this yet. I could Kilz it but then what if the paint doesn't match... how do a I cut a hole in the ceiling to get a paint sample? grr.
Upstairs
  1. Clean, Clean, Clean -Yea, right...
  2. Finish Decor in Master Bedroom (Mylerna) - Was I joking?
  3. Clean Some More - Seriously what was I thinking?
  4. Change Lightbulb in Bathroom - Let it stay blowed, who gives a crap?
  5. Put Media Center Back together (Jack) - Yea... he might beat it with a hammer at this rate.
Shopping

Lowes - DONE
  • Foot Sliders for Barstools - DONE
  • Door Stop for Back Door - DONE
  • Trim For Mama's Kitchen - ADDED - DONE
  • Joiner for Mama's Carpet ADDED - DONE
Grocery Shopping - We will just have to starve

General Items around House
  1. Stand up Smoker Stand -LOL, yea it will be there in 2015
  2. Fix Outside Bricks - They are find laying on ground, who cares?
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Later Items - will probably never happen... I just don't care anymore.
  1. Paint Around Front Door Handle/Fix Front Door Handle (Jack)
  2. Clean up Garage
  3. Finish Red Room
  4. Finish Yellow Room
  5. Wash Base Boards - Before May is my goal
  6. Wash Windows - Before May is my goal
  7. Mop - Soon
  8. Buy Stand Up Freezer - DONE
  9. Go Shopping at Meat Market
  10. Talk Mama in to growing some veggies
  11. Finish Budget / Spend Less

Saturday, March 14, 2009

List Progress

It's Saturday.. I'm supposed to be working on my list... yep supposed to be chugging away. Progress is slow, see below for details (I know it's sad).
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This Weekend - Get Ready For Inspector (we are refinancing our home, interest rate almost a full point lower)!

Mama's Apartment
  1. Rug/Tile Join - Fix (Jack)
  2. Shampoo Carpet (Jack)
  3. Trim in Kitchen (Jack)
Main Floor
  1. Fill in nail holes from previous owners (Mylerna)
  2. Touch up paint (Mylerna)
  3. Kilz Ceiling & Paint (Mylerna)
Upstairs
  1. Clean, Clean, Clean
  2. Finish Decor in Master Bedroom (Mylerna)
  3. Clean Some More
  4. Change Lightbulb in Bathroom
  5. Put Media Center Back together (Jack)
Shopping

Lowes - DONE
  • Foot Sliders for Barstools - DONE
  • Door Stop for Back Door - DONE
  • Trim For Mama's Kitchen - ADDED - DONE
  • Joiner for Mama's Carpet ADDED - DONE
Grocery Shopping

General Items around House
  1. Stand up Smoker Stand
  2. Fix Outside Bricks
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Later Items:
  1. Paint Around Front Door Handle/Fix Front Door Handle (Jack)
  2. Clean up Garage
  3. Finish Red Room
  4. Finish Yellow Room
  5. Wash Base Boards - Before May is my goal
  6. Wash Windows - Before May is my goal
  7. Mop - Soon
  8. Buy Stand Up Freezer - DONE
  9. Go Shopping at Meat Market
  10. Talk Mama in to growing some veggies
  11. Finish Budget / Spend Less

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tax Return

Ok, so when is the last time you read something good about the IRS? Well here goes... We filed our taxes less than a week ago and our return is sitting in our account! I mean... do you remember the days of 8 to 10 weeks and you get your may get your check in the mail??? Not anymore... less than a week!

Yea I know technology has come along way, but geesh! Go IRS! Love you for about 10 seconds... or until I see the next deduction in my paycheck.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

List / Lots of List

I sit here tonight with list on my mind, list of what I need to do, what I need to buy, what I need to budget for... etc... Maybe it is the new weather, the birds singing or the fact that the sun is up past 5 pm, but I'm in the mood to make my list and get them done. So here is what I have so far.

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This Weekend - Get Ready For Inspector (we are refinancing our home, interest rate almost a full point lower)!

Mama's Apartment
  1. Rug/Tile Join - Fix (Jack)
  2. Shampoo Carpet (Jack)
  3. Trim in Kitchen (Jack)
Main Floor
  1. Fill in nail holes from previous owners (Mylerna)
  2. Touch up paint (Mylerna)
  3. Kilz Ceiling & Paint (Mylerna)
Upstairs
  1. Clean, Clean, Clean
  2. Finish Decor in Master Bedroom (Mylerna)
  3. Clean Some More
  4. Change Lightbulb in Bathroom
  5. Put Media Center Back together (Jack)
Shopping

Lowes
  • Foot Sliders for Barstools
  • Door Stop for Back Door
Grocery Shopping

General Items around House
  1. Stand up Smoker Stand
  2. Fix Outside Bricks
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Later Items:
  1. Paint Around Front Door Handle/Fix Front Door Handle (Jack)
  2. Clean up Garage
  3. Finish Red Room
  4. Finish Yellow Room
  5. Wash Base Boards - Before May is my goal
  6. Wash Windows - Before May is my goal
  7. Mop - Soon
  8. Buy Stand Up Freezer
  9. Go Shopping at Meat Market
  10. Talk Mama in to growing some veggies
  11. Finish Budget / Spend Less
So that is my list to date... Feels good to have a list. What I do with it is another question :)

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